Chippewa Bay Community Club hosting music and events through August
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 5:25 pm

CHIPPEWA BAY -- Summer 2018 events get underway at the Chippewa Bay Community Club, 1172 County Route 6, on Monday, June 18 and includes the club’s Backyard Evening Concert Series and its Thursday Morning Walk-in Yoga.

New this year will be the addition of a Thursday Evening Lecture Series, MahJong Monday, a Wild Edible Food Trek, Boating Class, Family Art Class, and a "Coffee and Canvas" Fundraiser for the Community Club.

Check the club's Facebook page for updated information on all of the summer events.

MahJong enthusiasts are invited to play every Monday from June 18-Sept. 10 from 10 a.m.-noon. Participation is free and and instruction is available for those who wish to learn the game. For more info or to register: [email protected].

Thursday Walk-in Yoga returns and runs from June 21-Sept. 6 with two classes (beginners and intermediate) available. For more info: [email protected]

The Community Club's successful Concert Series will move to Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the club's backyard. Concerts are free and open to the public, just bring a lawn chair. The schedule includes:

• July 5, Northbound from Canton, playing an eclectic mix of rock and the oldies;

• July 12, Double Barrel Blues Band from Syracuse, performing rocking blues;

• July 19, Waydown Wailers from Canton, with original songs infused with blues rock, country and electric Americana; and

• July 26, Fred & the Eds from Watertown, closing the concert series. This summer's concert funding is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.

In August, a Thursday Evening Lecture Series will provide audiences with an eclectic and interesting series of topics that will start at 7 p.m. at the club and are free to the public.

The schedule features:

• Aug. 2, “Piloting on the Seaway: 3 Locks, 16 Ports, 41 Years,” an informative presentation by St. Lawrence Seaway Ship Pilot Captain Don Metzger;

• Aug. 12, “Frederic Remington (The Artist) at Chippewa Bay,” Laura Foster, curator of Remington Museum, will describe Remington's intriguing summers on Chippewa Island.

• Aug. 19, “Bats: Their Importance to Us and the Threats They Face,” with Dr. Brian Hickey of the River Institute, Cornwall, Ontario;

• Aug. 26, “Bugs in Your HAM: Insects Threatening Hemlock, Ash and Maple Trees,” with Paul Hetzler from SLC Cooperative Extension.

The Ogdensburg United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will present “Suddenly In-Command,” a boating safety course, on Saturday, June 30 from 9-11 a.m. at the club. The $15 class fee includes $5 certificate toward an "About Boating Safely" course. Register by calling Gardner’s Furniture at 315-393-6488.

Local stained glass artist Scott Ouderkirk is the instructor for “Faux Stained Glass Class for Kids & Parents” on Saturday, July 14. Materials will be provided for the 9:30 a.m.-noon event that is free and open to the public. To register, or for more info, email: [email protected].

The club is partnering with Nature Up North on Saturday, July 28 to host a first-time event, a “Wild Edible Plant Walk on Chippewa Bay Preserve Trail.” This trek, starting at the "Trail" at the end of New Road in Chippewa Bay, will run from 10 a.m-noon and is free to the public. For more information or to register: [email protected].

The club will host a “Canvas and Coffee Fundraiser” Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Local artist, Patty VanPatten, will show participants how easy it is to paint an "amazing river scene." The event is open to the public and the suggested donation is $25 with proceeds going to the Club's building maintenance fund. For more information or to register: [email protected].