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John McNutt Band

POTSDAM: John McNutt Band, benefit for the Blueline, literary magazine in residence at SUNY Potsdam, 9:30 p.m., McDuff’s Pub, Market Street; $5 tickets at the door, open to 21 and older; high energy classic rock.


Haunting on Church St.

MASSENA: Temple’s Haunting, 5-9 p.m., Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce, 16 Church St.; proceeds will help support the chamber, $1000 will be donated to Massena Youth Football League; $5 per person.

Stargazing campfire

CANTON: Stargazing campfire, 7:30 p.m., Wachtmeister Field Station; Nature Up North invites you to a night of stargazing and astronomy at a campfire with St. Lawrence University Physics Professor Aileen O'Donoghue; short discussion, followed by the opportunity to join Aileen in small groups at a telescope set up a short distance away; free and open to the public, with water and s’ mores provided; to get there, proceed south down Park St. about ¼ mi past the campus athletic fields, drive will be on the left coming from the SLU campus and right if coming from Route 27.

Remington haunting

OGDENSBURG: Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St., invites the public to its Remington Haunting: A Family Event; “ghosts and apparitions” will take over the Museum; heart-stopping ghost tour, scaredy cat walk on the main floor; sponsored by America 1 Realty; $5 per person.

Trivia night

CANTON: Trivia with Quizmaster General Dan Crytser, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Buccaneer Lounge, 4 W. Main St.

Poetry slam

CANTON: “Speaking for Myself” Poetry Slam, 7 p.m., part of the “Justice for All: Community Conversations on Crime and Imprisonment in the North Country” conference at Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton from Oct. 18-20; slam will feature original poems by local writers and by writers who are incarcerated on the impact of incarceration on individuals, families, and communities; reception to follow, public invited;

Dinner theatre

CANTON: Canton United Methodist Church will host a dinner theatre production of “Virgil and the City Slickers,” 5 p.m., will feature meat or veggie lasagna, salad, drinks and dessert of brownies and ice cream; $15 for adults, children 12 and younger pay $6; seating is limited; call Carol at 315-379-9709 or the church at 315-386-4500 to reserve tickets.


U.S. Economics talk

POTSDAM: Former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Narayana Kocherlakota will give a talk on the United States’ economic outlook, Clarkson University, Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 213, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Kocherlakota was president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis from 2009-2015, and served on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the monetary policy making arm of the Federal Reserve System; active commentator on the economy, with appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg, and National Public Radio; Bloomberg Opinion columnist since 2016; named one of the top 100 global thinkers of 2012 by Foreign Policy magazine.

Google Maps, Facebook

POTSDAM: Free class for seniors ages 60 and older to learn more about Google maps and Facebook; Potsdam Public Library; two classes offered: one class at 10 a.m. and a second class at 11:30 a.m; to register, contact [email protected] or call 315-265-7230; part of “Explore Tech Lecture Series” led by Michael from Senior Planet North Country.

Meditation, belly breathing

MASSENA: Learn how to relax and focus through guided meditation and belly breathing; free session instructed by Cheri Furnace, a 20-year advanced Reiki practitioner trained in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition; wear comfortable clothing, bring a pillow or two if you wish; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St.


Book sale, membership

OGDENSBURG: Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library invite the public to its annual Fall Book Sale and Membership Drive at the Ogdensburg Public Library, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; hard cover ($3) and children’s books (50 cents), DVDs ($2), CDs and puzzles ($1); “Friends” members receive 50% off purchases throughout the sale.

Church sale

HEUVELTON: This and that sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Heuvelton United Methodist Church, 44 Lisbon St., refreshments available.


French dip sandwiches

MASSENA: French dip sandwiches or roast pork sandwiches, with or without BBQ sauce, and French fries for $8, served by Massena American Legion Auxiliary, 5-7 p.m.; takeouts available; no phone orders.

Fish fry

CANTON: Canton VFW Post 1231 Auxiliary, 34 Gouverneur St., hosts a fish fruity from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; includes, fried or baked fish, mac & cheese or french fries, cole slaw, roll & dessert; adult $11, senior $10, child 5-12 $8, over 90 and under 5 free; take-out available (315) 386-8953; proceeds support VFW programs, veterans & families, and the community.

Fish fry

OGDENSBURG: Fish Fry Friday Night at the Knights of Columbus, K of C clubhouse, 721 Hasbrouck St., 4:3-6:30 p.m.; all-you-can-eat buffet that includes haddock (broiled or fried), fried shrimp, fried clams, chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, French fries, baked potato, coleslaw, tosses salad, soup and coffee or tea; eat in or take out, $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, under 10 $5, 5 and under free; public is welcome, 315-393-7990.