What’s Going On: Dragon Boat Challenge, Waddington; Turtle Trot, Louisville; Charity bike ride, Norfolk
Sports & recreation Saturday
Dragon boat challenge
WADDINGTON: Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s fourth annual St. Lawrence River Dragon Boat Challenge, Waddington Beach, 8:30 a.m.; teams of 20 paddlers, one drummer and three alternates, in long canoes; www.slrdragonboat.com, 315-713-5249.
Turtle Trot Walk-Run
LOUISVILLE: Ninth annual Turtle Trot Walk-Run fundraiser, 9 a.m., Whalen Park, located 1.5 miles west of the Massena Country Club on State Route 131; 3.4-mile flat, scenic route along the St. Lawrence River; registration form http://wilsonhillassoc.com; same day registration 7:30 a.m.; t-shirts, door prizes, raffle, silent auction, post race refreshments; bathrooms available, water along route; $20 entry fee, $6 11 and younger; [email protected], 315-764-1289; hosted by Wilson Hill Association, the Town of Louisville, and the Louisville Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD); proceeds benefit fire department.
CPH Guild golfCANTON: Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild golf tournament, Partridge Run Golf Course, Canton, with 9 a.m. shotgun start. Register from 8 to 8:45 a.m.; forms are available at area golf pro shops or by calling Suzanne Dougherty 315-265-2775 or Mary Lawrence 315-244-8751. Team entry fee is $320 includes cart, 18 holes of golf, and buffet. More info: Partridge Run Pro Shop at 315-386-4444 or email [email protected].
Charity bike ride
NORFOLK: American Legion Riders of Post 925 annual charity ride, starts at 11 a.m. from Norfolk American Legion, 2 E. High St.; will benefit North Country Honor Flight, a non-profit organization that flies veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials; buffet dinner, raffles and prizes; register: $20 donation per bike, or $10 for meal; 315-328-4766, [email protected], http://nypost925.org/.
CLARE: Tour of Harper’s Falls, 10:30-noon; located in Downerville State Forest, Harper's Falls is a 1.3-mile trail down to cascades on the Grasse River; trail slopes up and down but is of moderate difficulty with no steep inclines; group will meet at 10 a.m. at the Harper's Falls Trailhead, located on the eastern side of Downerville Road in Clare, off Route 27; www.natureupnorth.org/events.
Art welding classes
OGDENSBURG: With Artist in Residence Margaret Jacobs, Frederic Remington Art Museum, Eleanor Vilas McNally Courtyard; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-4:30 p.m.; $40 members, $50 non-members; pre-register: 315-393-2425, fredericremington.org.
Women’s self defense
CANTON: Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class, noon-5 p.m., at St. Lawrence University, hosted by St. Lawrence University Safety and Security office, Canton Police Department, SUNY Canton University Police; lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities; program designed for average person; free; register: St. Lawrence University Security Officer Kelly Canary, [email protected].
Arts grant workshop
Potsdam: Free art funding workshop for artists, municipalities, public libraries and non-profits, through the St. Lawrence County Arts Council; 10-11:30 a.m., St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 41 Elm St., Room 125; register: www.slcartscouncil.org/grants, [email protected].
Sales & bazaars
Potsdam: Friends of Potsdam Library Book Sale, Potsdam Summer Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Potsdam Library basement; wide variety, 50 cents to $1; proceeds benefit the library.
WEST STOCKHOLM: West Stockholm will host annual town-wide sales; maps available at the Country Corner Market beginning Friday, July 13.
On the menu
Roast pork dinner
MACOMB: Roast pork dinner, 4-6 p.m., Macomb Community Wesleyan Church, Pierce Corners, junction of county routes 10 and 7; roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, string beans, dressing, applesauce, relish tray, rolls, strawberry shortcake, drink; $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, under 5 free; silent auction items; take-outs available; benefits church building fund; 315-578-2255.
LISBON: The Country River Festival Chicken Barbecue, 4-7 p.m., Camp Laurent, next to Lisbon Beach, State Route 37; half chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, roll, dessert, beverages for $10; half chicken $6; children under 10 pay $5; Steelin’ Country to perform; no alcoholic beverages allowed on campgrounds; benefits Camp maintenance fund.