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9 SUNDAY

LIVE

‘Sing Christmas’

NORFOLK: Adirondack Singers & Players presenting “Sing Christmas” composed and arranged by Joel Raney & Mary McDonald, directed by Jeff Burghdurf, accompanied by Diane Burghdurf, 3 p.m., Norfolk United Methodist Church.

Hand Bell Choir

NORWOOD: Noteworthy Hand Bell Choir will perform a Christmas Concert for the public, 3 p.m., St. Philips Episcopal Church, 42 S. Main St.; refreshments in the church hall immediately following performance; free to the public, and all welcome.

SLU Wind Ensemble

CANTON: St. Lawrence University Wind Ensemble will perform “ANNIVERSARIES: Band Music for Celebration and Remembrance,” 2 p.m., Peterson-Kermani Hall, St. Lawrence University; free and open to the public.

Messiah sing along

POTSDAM: Handel’s Messiah Sing Along concert, 3 p.m., hosted by the Arts Program of NNY, a Christian Fellowship Center program; held at the United Methodist Church, 26 Main St.; all welcome to sing or listen, conducted by Crane faculty Dr. Jeffrey Francom; orchestra and local soloists; audience members can bring their own score or purchase one on site; $10 donations accepted; [email protected].

LOCAL EVENTS

Memorial Tree lighting

WEST POTSDAM: West Potsdam First Responders will host their annual Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony for 2018, 6 p.m. at the intersection of county routes 34 and 35; everyone is welcome to attend; refreshments will be served following the lighting and the reading of names; to donate call West Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department at 315-265-2577 or send your donation to the department ℅ of West Potsdam First Responders, 801 County Route 34.

Children’s Christmas party

NORFOLK: Children’s Christmas party, for children in the Norfolk-Raymondville area up to 10 years old, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Norfolk American Legion; signup no later than Nov. 30 by calling 315-384-4313 or in person at the Legion.

Madrid Children’s Christmas

MADRID: Madrid Children’s Christmas Activity Party, 2-4 p.m., Madrid Park Community Building; ornament making, Christmas music, stories, Adirondack Santa at 3:30, for kids 10 and younger; music by Madrid-Waddington Star Dust Chorus.

WORKSHOPS, PROGRAMS

Wheel thrown pottery

POTSDAM: Wheel thrown pottery class with Andrew Norrell, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St.; open to all 14 years old and older; register by Dec. 5; $118, or $101 for members, military families or veterans, materials included; 315-265-6860, slcartscouncil.org/event/pottery-beginner.

Higley hike/ski/snowshoe

COLTON: Hike/Ski/Snowshoe at Higley Flow State Park with Adirondack Mountain Club Laurentian Chapter. Kids, grandparents, dogs on leashes welcome for easy 2-3 mile jaunt. Cookout at Beaver Pond Lean-To, hot dogs, hot chocolate provided. Info: Blair Madore, [email protected] or 315-261-0751.

Art making class

CANTON: Special art making drop-in program for children and their families, TAUNY center, Main Street, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; participants have the opportunity to make variety of unique and handmade gifts with local artist Sudjai Bently and her sister, artist Supawadee Ngamhuy; funded by Nancy Wilder Palmateer Memorial Fund.