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Reed Family band

MADRID: Reed Family Generation Gap, Madrid Dam Music Series 2018, bluegrass honors night, 6-8 p.m., Madrid Park; free, no strobe lighting, alcohol, or smoking; more performances slated througout summer, info: Madrid Dam Music Series on Facebook; 315-265-2047.

Big Papa

HOPKINTON: Big Papa & The Escape Key Band Solo, 6 p.m., Hopkinton Congregational Church Strawberry Festival.

Double Axel

COLTON: Double Axel; 6-8 p.m.; gazebo on Main Street; CPCS is rain location; free admission; quilt raffle, food, refreshments; info 315-244-9956.

Local events

Healing Mass

RAYMONDVILLE: Healing Mass, 6:30 p.m., St. Raymond's Church, State Highway 56; Rev. Garry Giroux, main celebrant, homilist; sacrament of reconciliation at 5:45 p.m.; individual prayer following Mass; all welcome; 315-384-4242.

Goose drive

LOUISVILLE: State DEC annual Wilson Hill goose banding drive 8 to 11 a.m. at the wildlife management area’s East Pool. Starts at Wilson Hill boat launch, south end of the causeway leading to the houses at Wilson Hill Island. The Massena Rod and Gun Club providing morning refreshments.

On the menu

Strawberry Festival

HOPKINTON: Annual Strawberry Festival, 6 p.m., Hopkinton Congregational Church; strawberry shortcake or dish of berries, hot-dogs with Michigan sauce with fixings; entertainment by Big Papa & The Escape Key Band Solo.

Classes, programs

Swimming lessons

OGDENSBURG: Swimming lessons offered for all skill levels. Each child will be placed in a half hour time slot determined on the testing days. The lessons are for children 4-14 and will be held Tuesday through Friday from 8 - 11:30 a.m. Testing and group assignments will be held June 27-29. Lessons will be held from July 2 - Aug. 3. Cost is $25.

‘One Hour One Work’

OGDENSBURG: ART STUDY, One hour of guided art study of “The Charge of the Rough Riders,” 2 p.m., Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg; free with admission to museum;, 315-393-2425, [email protected].