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Seaway Festival

OGDENSBURG: 59th annual Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival kicks off Friday, July 19 with a week of amusement rides, live music, food, vendors, games, Founder’s Weekend re-enactments and other events; draws thousands of people to attend from all over the North Country and Canada; Green Mountain Amusements, Wrist Bracelet Day, Morrisette Park, 5-9 p.m.; Concert with the Ogdensburg Dance Center, Main Stage, Library Park, 7-9 p.m.

Encore of Met Opera

POTSDAM: Encore broadcast of Metropolitan Opera production Live in H.D., 6:30 p.m., Roxy Theater; $13 for adults, $11 for senior citizens, $9 for students and $7 for youth (ages 18 and under); tickets at Community Performance Series Box Office at 315-267-2277, or in person by visiting Brick & Mortar Music or the Roxy Theater,; Charles Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette."

Mahjong Monday

CHIPPEWA BAY: Mahjong Monday, 10 a.m.-noon, Chippewa Bay Community Club, 1172 County Route 6; free; info, register: [email protected].

Astronaut party

POTSDAM: Join an astronaut party for ages 5 and under; out of this world stories, crafts, snacks; 10:30-11:30 a.m; register at Potsdam Public Library:

Meal Planning

POTSDAM: Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutritionalist Caitlin Potter will give introduction to easy meal planning; free; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Potsdam Public Library; register online at


Camouflage walk

MASSENA: Join a nature guide for a camouflage walk; free; 10-11 a.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.


Summer Reading Program

RENSSELAER FALLS: Summer Reading Program for ages 3-10; 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Rensselaer Falls Library; stories, crafts/activities, snacks; hosted by educators Kira Hammond, Kendra Mitchell and Heather M Newcombe.