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New Buckskins

HEUVELTON: Dance with New Buckskins providing music, 7-11 p.m., Amvets Post 1997, 107 State St., $2 cover.

DJ Rastaganjadoctor

CANTON: DJ Rastaganjadoctor at the Buccaneer Lounge, 8-11 p.m., 4 W. Main St., dropping the dub, reggae, hip hop, and more to funkify your Saturday night.

Pure Country

DEKALB JUNCTION: Pure Country, 8 p.m.-midnight, Amvets Post 11, 4348 U.S. Highway 11, info: 315-347-3099.

Next Hit Musical

POTSDAM: 30th anniversary of the Community Performance Series, "Broadway's Next Hit Musical" (Cania Visiting Artist), 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sara M. Snell Music Theatre at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music; tickets: CPS Box Office, in the lobby of SUNY Potsdam's Performing Arts Center, 315-267-2277,, or Brick & Mortar Music, Market Street; student tickets cost as little as $5, and regular prices range from $10 to $60; senior discounts available.


Fall Celebration

POTSDAM: Potsdam Chamber of Commerce is organizing its first Fall Celebration on Sept. 21 downtown with live music, Winnie the Pooh characters, food and an Oktoberfest tent; 10 a.m.-noon, brunch picnic in Ives Park, $3 entry, food by Potsdam Caterers, live music, seating and décor; noon-1:30 p.m., The Girls in the Ives Park gazebo; noon-6 p.m. vendor fair in Ives Park, along with face painting by Alpha Sigma Tau volunteers for Humane Society donation, fall photoshoot with Shelby Frary Photography and pumpkin painting; 1-3 p.m. Rotary Club of Potsdam’s 9th annual Wheelchair Challenge in Key Bank parking lot, with free entertainment; 1:30 p.m. Read-a-loud with Potsdam Library, Ives Park gazebo, with Winnie the Pooh characters; 4-5:30 p.m. Nick Rycroft, Ives Park gazebo; 4-9 p.m. Taste of Oktoberfest Tent, Fall Island, 21 and older only, with live music by Connor Sullivan and Ben Todd; 6-8 p.m. Ives Park Concert Series featuring The Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band; 8-8:15 p.m. Lantern Light Off in Fall Island and Ives Park, $5 a lantern.

Family Freedom Festival

POTSDAM: Amvets Post 282 is inviting the public to their Family Freedom Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the post next to Hospice on Route 11 between Potsdam and Canton. The admission-free event runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Families will enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, a military vehicle to explore, carnival games, a quality craft/vendor fair, bake sale, and raffles. West Potsdam Fire Department will have a truck and St. Lawrence County will demonstrate its fire safety training trailer at 11 a.m. The sheriff’s department will have children’s photo ID available as well as a K9 demonstration at 1 p.m. A portable brick pizza oven will allow the Amvets Sons to sell personal-sized pizza, made to order, along with regular lunch items and beverages. At noon, there will be a flag etiquette class, including proper disposal of old flags, taught by Post 282 Commander Fay Sheldon. Admission is free. Lunch sold at very reasonable prices. Carnival games are 25 cents to play with a “ton” of prizes waiting to be won. Proceeds of the day’s event will be donated to the DAV Van service, which transports veterans free of charge to doctor appointments in St. Lawrence County and the VA Hospital in Syracuse.

Corn-hole benefit

CANTON: St. Mary’s Catholic School will host Corn-Hole for A Cause, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Canton Sportsman’s Club; tournament, featuring two-man teams, beings at 11 a.m.; $40 registration fee for teams, teams can register on the Facebook event page and pay at the door, over $350 in first place prizes will be awarded; venison stew cook-off and a cookie bake-off, with prizes for first place, registration is $10; best trail camera picture will also be held, with free registration with general admission, prizes will be awarded; general admission is $5; concessions will be available; event is a BYOB activity.

Hiking presentation

CANTON: Lee Scaggs and Rosemary Phillips will present photos, tips and stories from their recent hike of the Northville-Placid Trail on Saturday, Sept. 21 from noon-1 p.m. at Grasse River Outfitters, 45 Main St.; free and open to the public. Info:, 315-714-3255.

Pack Walk

CANTON: Pack walk, or group dog walk, fundraiser, 11 a.m., starting behind Jreck Subs; organized by dog training company Mountainside K9, will raise money for new equipment for Fable, the St. Lawrence County Sheriff Department’s K9 unit, including new patrol harness and first aid supplies; $5 donation to attend the walk, but larger amounts will be accepted; walkers do not need a dog to attend; about a mile and a half, participants do not have to walk the whole distance.

Autumn Festival

NORWOOD: 48th annual Autumn Festival at Norwood Village Green 10 a.m.-3 p.m; live music includes Check One Two at noon, Side Piece Blues Band at 1 p.m. and Microburst at 2 p.m; craft and food vendors, free sundaes and cotton candy, antique/cruising car show, fire department touch-a-truck, animal shelter pets, book sale, local organizations and churches, reading of essay “If I were Mayor” by Caramia Carista; for more information at 315-353-2372 or email [email protected].

Barn quilt mural reception

CANTON: TAUNY invites the community to a reception celebrating the completion of the “Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt” mural and acknowledging those who contributed, The TAUNY Center, 1-3 p.m.; visitors will have a chance to see the mural, which was created in conjunction with the county-wide Barn Quilt Tourism Project; a new online map of barn quilts in the county created by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council will also be on display at the event.

Fall women's retreat

NORTH LAWRENCE: Two-day fall women's retreat Sept. 20 and 21, titled "When God Speaks," hosted by Life in His Arms Community Church, 1952 State Highway 11C; starts 10 a.m.; six guest speakers: Bonnie Champaign, Reverend Belle Burgoyne, Marlene Bero, Renee Either, Heather McGlaughlin, and Sonja Visalli; great worship music; advance tickets: $20, at the door: $25, includes lunch on Saturday; reservations: 315-869-8504.

Car seat check

MASSENA: Massena Fire Department along with the St. Lawrence County Traffic Safety Program is hosting a car seat check, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Massena Fire Department, 84 Andrews St.; certified technicians will demonstrate how to secure the seats using seat belts, locking clips, or the LATCH system; no cost for the service; bring child in current car seat, and if possible, both the car seat instruction booklet and the vehicle owner’s manual;

Food distribution

MASSENA: Food Distribution, 9-10:30 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul, 128 Main St., for St. Lawrence County residents only.

Annual Fall Festival

LISBON: Lisbon’s annual fall festival will be held at Camp Laurent, 9943 State Hwy 37, next door to Lisbon Beach, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; admission to the grounds will be $1; additional $5 fee will be charged to participate in activities like scarecrow making, painting, crafts, lawn games and the mini hayride; lunch available at noon and will include chili, soup, corn dogs, dessert and beverage; in the “Apple Chapel” there will be McIntosh Apples, beautiful fall mums and a variety of other goods to purchase; Steelin Country will play from noon-2 p.m.; to become a vendor or a crafter call Laura LaBarge at 315-393-0459.

Leaf Peepers Bike Run

OGDENSBURG: Leaf Peepers Bike Run, free to all riders; departs from Duff’s Tavern, Ford Street, kickstands up at 10 a.m.; rain date set for Sept. 22.

Exhibit opening

OGDENSBURG: Frederic Remington Art Museum’s 2019 International Juried Art Exhibition opens with a free public reception from 2-4 p.m.; public is invited to come and meet the artists at the reception, see their excellent work; 46 works in the exhibition, including drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed media works; exhibition will be on display during the Museum’s fall season, continuing through into the new year and ending on Sunday, Jan. 12; many of the works on display will be for sale, one third of the proceeds benefit the Frederic Remington Art Museum, and two thirds go to the artist; online gallery at

Local Food Fest

POTSDAM: Potsdam Food Co-op, 24 Elm St., will celebrate 46 years in the North Country with its Local Food Fest, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; public is invited to the event, rain or shine, under the big tents for a day of food, music, and entertainment; opportunity to sample many local foods and learn more about the Co-op; replacing the Co-op’s annual open house as a way to showcase many of the foods and products the North Country has to offer and what is available at the Co-op; everyone who shops in the store on the day of the Local Food Fest will receive a 10% discount on their purchases; in addition to samples from the Co-op’s own Carriage House Bakery and Deli there will be offerings from Co-op vendors like Canton Apples cider and juice, Village Veggies fresh salsa from their garden, Pat and April’s Pork, Black River Valley Natural milk and butter, Cedar Hedge Farm Goat Cheese, Aqua ViTea kombucha, Woody’s Maple Syrup, and more; children’s activities and music will be provided throughout the day by local musicians; 315-265-4630,

Pumpkin patch party

MADRID: Pumpkin patch party 12 -3 p.m; free admission, new pumpkin launcher demonstration, hay wagon, cow train, face painting, games, free refreshments of donut holes, popcorn and cider, tours of buildings; pumpkins for painting $3; light lunch available for purchase; St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum, 1755 State Hwy 345, Madrid. For more info call 315-344-7470.

Fall Expo 2019

MASSENA: St. Lawrence Centre mall, 6100 Saint Lawrence Centre, is hosting Fall Expo 2019 on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21; will start at 11 a.m. Friday and end at 9 p.m. Saturday; vendors, petting zoo, LaserTag tournament, axe throwing, and a 3D archery tournament are planned.


Kids fishing derby

MASSENA: Free fishing derby for kids ages 5-12; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wilson Hill causeway; five cash prizes up to $500 for tagged fish caught; bring fishing rod and reel, hooks, sinkers , bait; must be accompanied with adult; register online at or in person on day of event.

SLCHA Fun Run/Walk

CANTON: St. Lawrence County Historical Association's 4th Annual History Hustle 5K Fun Run & Walk, Remington Recreation Trail, Partridge Run Golf Course. Registration 9:30 a.m., race at 10 a.m.

$15, children under 13 free. Info, registration at and at the office, 3 E. Main St.


Crafty Kids!

WADDINGTON: Crafty Kids!, 2-4 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St.; ages 4-8; $5, a class for the younger set; create blow paint art, golf ball painting, and oil and water painting, or dream up a project of your own; all materials provided, wear play clothes; or call 315-308-4410 to preregister.

Basic handgun course

MASSENA: Massena Rod & Gun Club sponsoring basic handgun course, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., NRA certified course presented by Retlaw Personal Defense; designed for prospective and current gun owners on the safe and proper way of handling a handgun; comprised of classroom hands-on instructions and live fire on the range; students will receive a certificate upon successfully completing the course; 315-323-6178 or [email protected].


Cabbage roll sale

MASSENA: Cabbage roll sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Emmanuel Congregational Church, 35 W. Orvis St.; pre-order 315-769-8523 for pick up or delivery; $4 per roll, delivery is in the Massena area only.

K of C cabbage rolls

NORWOOD: Norwood Knights of Columbus are having their 24th annual cabbage roll sale, 9 a.m., church basement, $3 each; pre-sale pick-ups before 11 a.m.; Mark Tebo 315-353-8821, Phil Regan 315-353-9917, Jim Murray 315-261-9975, John Murray 315-353-2334.

Fall fest book sale

NORWOOD: Norwood Public Library’s Fall Fest Book Sale at Norwood Village Green 10 a.m.-3 p.m. during the 48th annual Norwood Autumn Festival; $3 a bag, includes bestselling fiction, children’s books, nonfiction, classics, cookbooks, more. Children’s activity table; raffle basket; raffle prize includes $100 in lottery tickets, $50 bill, decorated holiday lantern, donated by the Ashley house in Norwood.