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Hal Smith Day in Massena

Massena will celebrate Aug. 23 as Harold 'Hal' Smith Day. An event at the Massena Public Library that day from 4 to 7 p.m. will include a film of some of Smith's works on stage and screen. See story for more details.

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EASY STREET, Springs Park, West Hatfield St., Massena; 6 p.m.; free; bring lawn chair; rain location Massena Fire Dept., Andrews St.; part of Massena Summer Concert Series.

ECHOES IN BLACK, Ives Park Gazebo, Potsdam; 6-8 p.m.; country music; free admission.

Community Events

HAMMOND -- Singer/entertainer Lacey Rae will perform at Bella-Brooke Vineyard, 2989 County Route 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. More info: www.bella-brookevineyard.com. Read More >>
MASSENA -- New York State Women will meet for lunch Sept. 8 at The Club 2, 10 West Orvis St. Diana Dufresne of the Rural Law Center will be the guest speaker. She will discuss law mediator services. Reservations are required by Sept. 1: 769-5997   Read More >>
EDWARDS -- The Edwards Opera House, 161 Main St., will host The Gathering along with She Was Right and Friends Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. The bands play folk and rock music. Tickets are $10 and available at the door the night of the show. More info: www.edwardsartscouncil.org.   Read More >>
MORRISTOWN -- The Outdoor Heritage Family Rendezvous Mud & Obstacle Race will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Black Lake Fish and Game Club property on Rte. 58, Morristown. Start time is 11 am. Race day registration begins at 10 a.m. The course will include two distances, a 1.4 Miler and a 5K (3.1) route. Race registration fees are $12 for adults, $7 for youths, and free for kids under... Read More >>
CANTON -- Barb Heller will lead a two-hour "crash course" on playing music in a group setting at the TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. The workshop is designed as an introduction to TAUNY's monthly jams, which focus on traditional fiddle tunes and American folk songs. Participants will learn about time signatures, repeats, first and second endings, codas, and other... Read More >>