Alexander String Quartet

CANTON: Alexander String Quartet, 8 p.m., Gulick Theatre, St. Lawrence University; part of artist residency; accompanied by Laurentian Singers; free, open to the public.

Rocktober 2018

MASSENA: Rocktober 2018, coffee house-style event showcasing Massena talent, current pop songs and hot beverages, 7 p.m., New Testament Church, 265 Andrews St.; proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Pat Tubbs Scholarship fund.

Dessert cabaret

MASSENA: Desert Cabaret Fundraiser, organized by Massena Music Friends, held in conjuction with Rocktober, 6:30 p.m., New Testament Church, 265 Andrews St.; $5; Massena high school students will perform hit songs by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato, Elvis, Alessia Cara, Rihanna and more.


Planetarium show

POTSDAM: “Solstices & Equinoxes” presented by Geology Prof. Emeritus Frank Revetta, in Revetta Planetarium, basement of Stowell Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 4 – 4:45 p.m., all ages welcome, no food, drink or cellphones; 315-267-3441 or [email protected].

Skin cancer screenings

OGDENSBURG: Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s area health centers in Canton, Hammond, Heuvelton, Madrid, Ogdensburg, and Waddington offering county-wide skin cancer screening on october 25; times and providers vary by clinic; info, schedule a screening: 315-713-5251.

Norfolk Halloween Festival

NORFOLK: Annual Norfolk Halloween Festival, from Oct. 25-28 with costume races, trick or treats, carnival games and other Halloween fun; 6 p.m. kick off dinner at Norfolk fire department; naming of the festival king and queen; pre-sale tickets are $8 or $10 at door, on sale at Cafe 56.


Driver-safety program

MASSENA: Final AARP driver-safety program of the year, Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St.; suitable for all drivers, regardless of age; receive a three-year insurance discount and are eligible to reduce up to four points on driver’s license; two day class, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; class size limited, pre-registration required: 315-769-7810 no later than Oct. 18; must attend both sessions; $20 for AARP members, $25 for non-members, pay by check or exact cash at the first class session; bring driver’s license and current AARP card (if a member); for the first class session, participants must arrive no later than 9:15 a.m.

Photo composition class

WADDINGTON: Photo composition class, 6-8 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St., Beverly Patchin will relate some of the Rules of Composition to be aware of when making a “picture” into a “photograph;" good for all camera enthusiasts including phone cameras; $20, plus tax (or $25, plus tax at the door);, 315-308-4410 to preregister and prepay.


Harvest dinner

HAMMOND: Harvest Dinner, Hammond Presbyterian Church, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; full turkey dinner with all the fixings; $10, 12 to 5 years $5; under 4 free; take-outs available; 315-324-5517.

Dairy dinner

CANTON: Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County and American Dairy Association holding Joint Annual Dinner Meeting, Best Western University Inn; social hour 6:30 p.m.; turkey dinner buffet 7 p.m.; short business meeting and program; $28 per person and ADADC members receive 2 free dinners; register or for more information contact 315-379-9192 ext 237 or visit