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Top fiddlers perform
MASSENA: Gretchen Koehler and Donny Woodcock, two champion fiddlers in the Northeast, perform Old Time jigs, reels, waltzes and polka1-2 p.m; Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn Street. For more info: 315-769-9914; sponsored by TAUNY.
Spring dance concert
CANTON: St. Lawrence University 2019 Spring Dance Concert, 8 p.m., Edson R. Miles Black Box Theate; free and open to the public, although tickets are required due to limited seating; "Movement Stories" will consist of an array of dance styles – including ballet, modern and jazz; performances will include a variety of dance arrangements and choreographers done by St. Lawrence students.
HEUVELTON: The Fraser Family from Harrisville will perform traditional Celtic folk music at Pickens Hall, 83 State St., 7 p.m., will showcase their heritage in a show of traditional music from Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton; admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door; advance tickets are available online and at Pickens General Store, 315-344-7950; refreshments will be provided; hall is handicapped accessible; sponsored by the Heuvelton Historical Association.
Flying Ivories fundraiser
POTSDAM: Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley is welcoming the Flying Ivories Piano Company of Boston, Massachusetts to the Cheel Campus Center, Clarkson University for a night of entertainment to benefit their services; doors open at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.; interactive experience for the audience, with music from 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s; attendees make requests which steers the direction of the show and comedy is incorporated from the first note until the show ends; heavy hor d’oeuvres, cash bar; tickets $35, available until April 19, must be purchased in advanced; reserve a table for $300; 315-265-3105, www.hospiceslv.org.
PITCAIRN: Award-winning hearing-impaired singer-songwriter Sherry Anne will appear in concert at the East Pitcairn Wesleyan Church, 148 County Route 23A in Pitcairn, a few miles outside of Harrisville, 6:30 p.m., public is welcome; free to attend, a love offering will be invited; www.facebook.com/eastpitcairnwesleyan/.
Sarmiento and Bulwinkle
CANTON: Sal Sarmiento and Matt Bulwinkle, 7-10 p.m., Buccaneer Lounge, 4 W. Main St.; rock and soul; no cover.
Dog Park Trivia Night
POTSDAM: Potsdam Community Dog Park will host a trivia night, 7-9 p.m., American Legion, 128 State Route 345, a fully accessible venue; will raise funds to make much needed repairs to the dog park; light appetizers and desserts by Marigold Kitchen and Bakery; cash bar, lottery board tickets, dog park t-shirts, prizes; registration $25 per person, $100 for team; register: tinyurl.com/dogtrivia; www.potsdamdogpark.org.
2019 LoKo Arts Festival
POTSDAM: SUNY Potsdam's eighth annual LoKo Arts Festival will once again provide an immersive arts experience for the Potsdam community; 17 artists from around the country & Denmark will infuse the campus and community with energy from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, May 5; festival features traditional and contemporary musical and theatrical performances, workshops and gallery exhibitions; most events are free, all are open to the public, and parking permits are not required during the festival; LoKo downtown, live music on Market Street, dance performances, 3D sidewalk chalk art, interactive art displays and performances at local businesses, street vendors, noon-5 p.m.; performance of SOUL, jazz, R&B, gospel, 6 p.m., multi-purpose room; Broadway Musicals of the 2000s, 7:30 p.m., Dunn Theater; performance of “Slanguage” at 7:30 p.m., Black Box Theater; performance of “Shattering the Silence,” 9:30 p.m., Black Box Theater.
Annual gala, auction
CANTON: St. Mary’s School’s annual gala and auction, 6 p.m., silent auctions, live auction, live music, cocktails, food stations, DJ and dancing; tickets: $40 at the door; $35 presale, call school office for details.
Free restring event
POTSDAM: Free restring and old string recycling at Brick and Mortar Music, 15 Market St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; sponsored by D’Addario and TerraCycle, musicians can bring any old instrument strings for recycling and get their electric or acoustic guitars restrung with D’Addario NYXL or Nickel Bronze Acoustic strings; old strings collected during the event will be recycled through Playback, D’Addario’s free, national recycling program; www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/daddario-playback; 315-274-9311.
Fountain Park opening
NORWOOD: Fountain Park spring opening, noon, all are invited to attend.
CANTON: First officially sanctioned Scrabble tournament St. Lawrence County, 9:15 a.m., Best Western University Inn, 90 E. Main St. Sign up at http://www2.scrabbleplayers.org/w/Membership. Info: Kieran O'Connor, 315-481-8541.
HOGANSBURG: Mystical Journey Spring Psychic and Holistic Faire, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Akwesasne Casino; free admission, proceeds benefits Akwesasne food bank; psychics, mediums, astropalmist, numerology, energy workers, aura photography, muscle testing, handcrafted jewelry, crystals, clothing, unique gifts, nutritionist, music; www.therealmshift.com/events, 315-686-2640.
GOUVERNEUR: Kinney Drugs offering individuals safe disposal of both controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter medications at local stores; no sharps will be collected, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; free and open to the public; full list of participating locations is available online at www.kinneydrugs.com.
OGDENSBURG: Career Fair at St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, noon-4 p.m., Unity Center, 1 Chimney Point Drive; 315-541-2181, [email protected].
MASSENA: Earthkeepers Club for ages 14-18 ; 11 a.m.-2:00 p.m; meets fourth Saturdays monthly; field work, data collection, and more while learning about earth’s systems; focus on animal behavior; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd, 315-705-5022; [email protected].
29th annual antique sale
CANTON: St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s 29th annual Antique & Artisan Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Canton’s McKenney Middle School, 99 State St.; collectibles, antiques (including furniture), glassware, prints, tools, paintings, stoneware, primitives, pottery, linens, lamps, candle holders, maps, books, and documents; 315-386-8133.
LISBON: Awakened 2019 presents Daughter of the King Women’s Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lisbon Central School, 6866 County Route 10; doors open at 8:45 a.m.; vendors, music, speakers, lunch, fellowship; pre-sale tickets $18 at 315-869-1390, $23 at the door; includes lunch; visit “Awakened” on Facebook for more information.
Library shredding event
MASSENA: In celebration of Earth Day, the library is sponsoring a “shredding event” to safely shred your personal documents in a professional mobile shredding truck while you watch; paper only, but no need to remove staples or paper clips; maximum 3 boxes per person; 9 a.m.-1 p.m; Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn Street. For more info: 315-769-9914.
CANTON: Spring Cleaning For Your Soul, 9 a.m.-noon, 2 Park Place; Declutter and reprioritize your mind and spirit with a thorough spring cleaning using conversation, journaling and reflection; Contact Linda Potter of Nautilus Retreats for more details, 315-386-4364.
Earth Day 7K
CANTON: 4th Annual Earth Day 7k Trail Run/Walk, 10-11:30 a.m., starting at the Wachtmeister Field Station on Route 27; hosted by Nature Up North, St. Lawrence Land Trust; proceeds for this event will be split between the St. Lawrence Land Trust and Nature Up North, and will benefit local conservation and environmental education projects in the North Country; registration 9 a.m.; walkers are welcome to start the course anytime after 9 a.m., and are encouraged to begin by 9:30 a.m.; flat 7-kilometer (approximately 4.4 miles) course connects the Kip and Saddlemire trails at St. Lawrence University; register: [email protected] with name; age class: youth (12 and under), open (13 - 39), masters (40+); division: men/women/non-binary; and shirt size (youth S-XL, adult S-XL); race fee: $20, $10 for students, youth (12 and under) are free; race t-shirts, awards, prize raffle, refreshments, water; [email protected], https://bit.ly/2WCw1zY.
OGDENSBURG: Spring Patriot Run, 9:30 a.m., Dobisky Center, 200 Riverside Dr.; 5K walk/run sponsored by VFW Post 2936 to raise money for Memorial Day; runners and walkers start at 9:30 am.; info: Allan Mooney, 816 Lake St., 315-393-7904.
Walk with a Doc
MASSENA: Walk with a Doc, 10 to 11 a.m., John Story Trail, Massena High School, with Massena Memorial Hospital and other St. Lawrence County healthcare providers for friendly conversation, support and answers to questions. Info:https://walkwithadoc.org/our-locations/stlawco, Facebook @SLCPublicHealth.
Kid’s clay art
CANTON: TAUNY presents the next Nancy Wilder Palmateer Memorial Children’s Workshop, “TAUNY Kids Create: Clay Nature Art with Sara Lynch,” noon-3 p.m., The TAUNY Center, Main St.; children of all ages and their families invited to explore clay art with Potsdam artist Sara Lynch; hands-on workshop, kids will be shown how to stamp mud-like red clay with leaves and other items from nature to make bowls, trivets, and coasters; clay will also be available for free play after; signup for noon or 1:30 session; all ages are welcome at this workshop; children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult; free, but spaces are limited and pre-registration is requested by calling 315-386-4289 or registering online at tauny.org.
Child raising workshop
POTSDAM: Join reiki master and former educator, Sarah Pickard, for Raising Sensitive and Empathic Children, 10 a.m., Trillium Wellness; designed for parents and teachers to help them create more conducive living and learning environments for children who are more and more experiencing energetic overload; $25; 860-488-1895.
NORWOOD: Norwood Kiwanis holding annual rummage sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., high school cafeteria; household goods, bedding, toys, jewelry, more; proceeds go to children’s programs in Norwood-Norfolk school district; [email protected].
FD holds auction
WADDINGTON: Waddington Volunteer Fire Dept. holding auction at fire hall, 6 p.m.; all proceeds will benefit the department’s equipment and training needs; Armstrong Auctioneering will provide auctioneering services, refreshments sold.
Garage, craft, bake
WADDINGTON: Waddington Homecoming Committee will host an indoor garage, craft and bake sale, noon, American Legion; located in the village just off of State Route 37 at 23 Fenton St.; admission is free; proceeds will help cover the costs of this year's fireworks display.
Spring book sale
NORWOOD: Friends of Norwood Public Library hosting spring book sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., books, plants, $3 per bag of books.
ON THE MENU
CANTON: Cub Scout Pack 11 hosting spaghetti dinner, 5-7 p.m., Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court St.; $8 per person; spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, drink, dessert.
POTSDAM: Spaghetti dinner at Potsdam United Methodist Church, 26 Main St., 4-6:30 p.m.; $7 adults, $6 ages 6-10, free for children under five.