POTSDAM: “Brightest Stars,” free planetarium show, 4 p.m., Dr. Frank A. Revetta Planetarium, basement of Stowell Hall; lasts 45 minutes, guests of all ages welcome; attendees are encouraged to arrive early, because once the show begins, the door is locked; please note that no food or drink are allowed in the planetarium and, as darkness is required, cell phones cannot be used during the show; free parking is available in Lot 6, near Kellas Hall.
POTSDAM: Crane School of Music Symphony concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, SUNY Potsdam; free, open to the public.
Open mic night
POTSDAM: Open mic night hosted by Ed “Steady Eddy” Trainer, 7 p.m. signups for performance slot, 1/2 Tons, 141 Market St.; bring your own instruments; call 315-600-7471 to reserve a spot in advance; will be held every Thursday.
Family Book Club
OGDENSBURG: Join Ogdensburg Library’s Family Book Club 5 p.m; this month’s book is Frairy Tale Comics, by Chris Duffy; 17 fairy tales adapted and illustrated in comics format; for info: ogdensburgpubliclibrary.org.
SPORTS & RECREATION
MASSENA: 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd; www.massenanaturecenter.com.
African politics lecture
CANTON: St. Lawrence University will host Sean Jacobs, associate professor of international affairs at The New School in New York City, who will deliver the 2018 C.L.R. James lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in Eben Holden; event is free and open to the public; in his lecture, “A new political vocabulary: What kinds of futures come after nationalism for Africa?” Jacobs acknowledges the current state of African politics; dominated by national liberation or legacy political parties riddled with various forms of corruption.
CANTON: St. Lawrence University’s Art Collaborative’s “Photographing the Invisible” series, 4:30 p.m., Herring Cole’s Feinstone Room and will feature a conversation with photographer, photo editor, and mental health/wellness writer Danielle Hark, the creator of Broken Light Collective, a community of photographers who are affected by mental illness; will present her work and how it relates to her personal coping with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder; workshop with Hark, titled “Photographing as a Therapeutic Tool,” will follow her talk from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, March 1, will discuss how she has used photography to deal with her depression, the workshop will dive into photographic methods to cope with personal mental illness; free and open to the public; RSVP for workshop: [email protected] or call 315-229-5166.
Oil painting class
OGDENSBURG: Oil painting class, 10 a.m.-noon, Frederic Remington Art Museum’s Eva Caten Remington Education Center, 323 Washington St.; all skill levels welcome, all materials provided; taught by artist Julie Pratt; 315-393-2425, [email protected].
Harassment prevention class
CANTON: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Sessions for small and medium-sized businesses and non-profits, 9:30-11 a.m., St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, 40 W. Main St.; new state mandates that say employers and employees must complete interactive training for sexual harassment prevention prior to Oct. 9; St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce partnering with Northern Insuring Agency Inc.; register: http://bit.ly/Training_28th, 315-386-4000.
POTSDAM: St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with Tedra L. Cobb & Associates and the GrasseRoots Fund to offer a 5-part board leadership series; designed for participants to learn and hone their skills, build relationships within their boards and coach each other to build a strong board team; interactive trainings will be held once a month; first session, “Communication – The Key Building the Board Team” will cover communication, motivation and morale, 5-7 p.m. at the Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley; open to everyone and costs $25 for St. Lawrence County Chamber Members, and $30 for Non-Chamber-Members; pre-registration required through the Chamber’s Facebook page Facebook.com/SLCchamberNY/events, email Mike Besaw at [email protected], or call 315-386-4000.
Smartphone, tablet class
CANTON: Cyber Seniors class on smartphones and tablets, 2:30-4 p.m., St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, 40 W. Main St.; offered by county Office for the Aging, taught by St. Lawrence University students; classes are free to those 60 and older with little or no knowledge, as well as those who want to gain more knowledge of tablets, smartphones and computers; classes are offered in I & II part sessions, so registration will be for 2 classes to be sure topics are covered fully; must bring your own tablet or smartphone.
ON THE MENU
POTSDAM: Trinity Episcopal Church on Fall Island, 8 Maple St., will hold its "fourth Thursday of the month" free community supper in the Riverview parish hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This month features tacos, side dishes, dessert and beverages. Donations are accepted, but not expected. Church contact is [email protected] or 315-265-5754 and website is http://www.trinitypotsdam.org.