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Didgeridoo Down Under

Brasher Falls: Didgeridoo Down Under, 10 a.m., Bradenhausen Library, Massena Library at 1 p.m., and Ogdensburg Library at 4 p.m.; high-energy, Australia-themed show, with music, culture, science, comedy, character building, audience participation; didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years and is known for its otherworldly sound; interactive, educational, motivational, entertaining; learn about Aussie culture, animals and more; free all-ages program, no registration necessary, open to all;

Local events

Colton Country Days

Colton: Story Walk led by Rachelle Romoda for the Friends of the Library, town’s John Stone Memorial Nature Trail located off County Route 58, for people of all ages; noon-4 p.m. the town’s Tourism & Beautification Committee will host a Barn Quilt Celebration, Dale Rexford’s home, East Higley Road, attendees will receive an updated list and map of the barn quilts as well as information about painting barn quilts and upcoming classes; chance to see Dale’s collection of vintage cars, refreshments.

Little River open house

CANTON: Little River Community School open house, 6:30 p.m.; child-care, refreshments provided; informal discussion about the program and the philosophy of the school; Q & A; K-12 democratic school with a cooperative, multi-age learning environment and an 8:1 student teacher ratio; features hands-on experience, field trips, strong academic classes, and student input; five miles south of Canton on the Canton-Russell Road, 1227 County Route 25;

Skin screening

MASSENA: Free Skin Tumor/Lesion Detection Clinic, 9-11 a.m., MMH Surgical Group and Wound Care office at 181 Maple St., Suite B (located in the MMH Medical Office Building across from the hospital; all ages welcome; 315-769-4656.

Flotilla meets

MASSENA: U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 092-01-01 Massena meets, 6:30 p.m., Massena VFW.

Summer movie day

MASSENA: “Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days,” every Tuesday in July and August at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch; hosted by The New York Power Authority; full day of free movies and popcorn; family-friendly films will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the visitors center’s air-conditioned auditorium; also hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center, which presents information on such themes as electricity generation and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, basics of electricity and uses of electricity, and panoramic view of the project’s power dam; 315-764-0226 ext. 716-6302,

Sports & recreation

Elks’ Soccer Shoot

potsdam: The 2018 Potsdam Elks Soccer Shoot for kids under 14 as of Dec. 31, 2018 starts at 6 p.m., Potsdam High School soccer field. Come early for registration at 5:30. Test your skill. Free.

Classes, programs

Boating safely course

HAMMOND -- Ogdensburg Flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary hosting “About Boating Safely” course; St. John’s Parish Center, 5-9 p.m., Morristown; required in New York State for everyone 14 years old or older operating a personal watercraft (i.e. jet ski), and, motor boat operators born on or after May 1, 1996, and at least 10 years of age; instructors are local Auxiliary members having years of experience teaching boating safety and interacting with students; receive course text book and Federal and State rule books to keep as references; must attend both nights.  The “About Boating Safely” certificate and laminated card are awarded at the end of the second night, are valid in New York State and all 50 states, and easily replaced if lost or damaged; $35 per person, family plan available; preregister: 315-393-6488, 315-605-8041.

Art welding class

OGDENSBURG: With Artist in Residence Margaret Jacobs, Frederic Remington Art Museum, Eleanor Vilas McNally Courtyard; 1 p.m.; $40 members, $50 non-members; pre-register: 315-393-2425,

Youth cooking classes

POTSDAM: Youth cooking classes, Maple Rock Bed & Breakfast, 719 Old Potsdam – Parishville Road; ages 8 and up are welcome to attend;, [email protected].