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Day camp

Massena: Day camp ages 6-12 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd; build a volcano and  other earth science experiments ; bring lunch and clothes to go outside.

Adirondack raptors

OGDENSBURG: Live Raptor Program: join Mark Manske for a presentation on raptors that includes several live birds; 2 p.m; Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St; for info:

Author talk

CANTON: St. Lawrence University alumnus and author LaQuan Bell ’14 will speak about his book, Sapphire: The Dawning, 7 p.m., Sullivan Student Center’s Winston Room; free and open to the public;, 315-229-1881.


Learn to Ski

MASSENA: Join staff in a free cross-country ski lesson and free ski rental with a trip around the trails; 2-3 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Rd;

Public Skating

POTSDAM: Free public skating at 43 Pine St. Arena, sponsored by the Potsdam Elks Lodge;1:45 to 2:45 p.m.

CANTON: Public skating at 90 Lincoln St, Canton Pavilion;12:00-1:30 p.m.

OGDENSBURG: Public skating at Richard G. Lockwood Civic Center; 1-3 p.m. $1 youth, $2 adults. Skate rentals $3.

MASSENA: Public skating at Massena Arena, 180 Harte Haven Plz;11 am -12:50 pm; $2.Skate rentals $3.



Fun with Fermentation

CANTON: Harvest Kitchen at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, 2043 State Highway 68, is hosting Fun with Fermentation: Winter Veggies! with instructor Flip Filippi will be Feb. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Potsdam Food Co-op donated produce for this workshop, class size is limited and pre-registration is required, workshop fee is $20; participants will get to sample fermented goods as well as take home some product and recipes; eserve your spot online at or by contacting Cooperative Extension at 315-379-9192, ext. 229 or [email protected].

Teddy bear workshop

CANTON: Make Your Own Teddy Bear workshop at Canton Presbyterian Church on the Park, Feb. 18-21, 9 a.m.-noon each day, with Ellen of ‘EmBears; $35.00 per person covers all supplies; ages 10 and up; register by Feb. 14: Ellen, 315-244-9733 or [email protected].

One Hour One Work

OGDENSBURG: Frederic Remington Art Museum “One Hour One Work” session, featuring Frederic Remington’s 1909 oil painting “Among the Led Horses;” 1 p.m., ongoing program, chance for participants to slow down and dive deep into a single work of art on display at the Remington Museum; museum educator will facilitate 60 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation of a single artwork; free with admission to museum; reservations requested:, 315-393-2425, [email protected].


Italian Nite

NORWOOD: Italian Nite, 4-7 p.m., Norwood American Legion; spaghetti, meatballs, meatless sauce, tossed salad, mac and cheese, lasagna, garlic bread, coffee, dessert; take-outs available, delivery in Norwood and Norfolk villages.