'Spooky Town Train' in Colton

Dave Crosby of Colton has created a Spooky Town Train in his two-car garage which focuses on fun, not fright. It features haunted buildings, lights, and sounds as well as trains running through the ghostly countryside. For more info, see story.

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Local events

Alzheimer’s support group

GOUVERNEUR: Alzheimer’s support group; presented by Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter; those impacted by Alzheimer’s or another dementia encouraged to attend; free, info: 1-800-272-3900, [email protected]; Gouverneur Community Center, 4673 State Route 58, 1:30 p.m.

POTSDAM – The Potsdam Public Library will host the livestream “Reverse Global Warming: Project Drawdown” on Friday, Oct. 19, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. With a modest budget and little fanfare, a group of 200 scientists and researchers mapped and modeled the 100 most effective ways to draw down greenhouse gas emissions. The Drawdown team did the math to calculate what humanity can achieve with tools... Read More >>
 WORKSHOPS, PROGRAM ON FRIDAY Engineering lecture POTSDAM: New Horizons in Engineering Distinguished Lectureship Series at Clarkson University featuring Purdue University Professor Leah H. Jamieson, to speak on “Engineering Education Research: The Growth of a Discipline and Lessons (Being) Learned,” 2:30 p.m., Clarkson's Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 213; reception will precede the lecture at 2 p.m... Read More >>
MASSENA -- The St. Lawrence Valley Antique Dealers' Association, a non profit organization, will hold its 28th Annual Antique Show at the American Legion Hall, 40 E. Orvis St., on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Several area vendors will have a nice selection of antiques and collectibles on display for you to purchase. There will be assorted jewelry, china and porcelain, carnival, Fenton... Read More >>
LOCAL EVENTS ON THURSDAY Planetarium show POTSDAM: “How Astronomers Locate Stars” 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]   Read More >>
ON THE MENU ON THURSDAY Spaghetti dinner HAMMOND: Annual Altar Rosary spaghetti dinner, 4-7 p.m., Hammond Village Hall; includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, Italian bread, dessert; adults $10, students $5, children free. Roast beef dinner DEPEYSTER: Last roast beef dinner of the year, Depeyster United Methodist Church, 4:30 p.m.; with mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, cole slaw, roll, dessert,... Read More >>