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10 Cent Green
POTSDAM: Winter Concert Series with 10 Cent Green, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Saint Larry's Bar & Grill; cover at the door; must be 21.
Merry Tuba Christmas
POTSDAM: Merry Tuba Christmas 2019 concert will be held at noon at the United Methodist Church, 26 Main St.; featuring Christmas carols and holiday songs played on tubas and low brass instruments, free and open to the public; part of the 46th annual Tuba Christmas Worldwide event which stages similar concerts in other areas; doors open at 9 a.m.; practice is at 10 a.m.; all tuba players and low brass instrument players are invited; Ryan Riley is guest conductor; $10 performer fee; first 25 players will receive a pin; players advised to decorate their horn and dress for the season; visit tubachristmas.com to order the music book, a few will be available to purchase at the concert.
WADDINGTON: Holiday dance from 9 p.m.-12 a.m.; wear your ugliest holiday sweater or dress in your finest holiday attire; Waddington Town Hall.
Second Wind Quintet
CANTON: Second Wind Quintet performs at Brewer Bookstore, 92 Park St., from noon to 2 p.m. 315-229-5460
Kevin Irwin & Sean Cunningham
CANTON: Kevin Irwin & Sean Cunningham perform at Brewer Bookstore, 92 Park St., 2-4 p.m. 315-229-5460
Auction for scouts
WADDINGTON: Auction to benefit Boy Scout Troop 83, Waddington Legion, 5 p.m., donations at the door accepted; snacks; proceeds help fund spring trip to Washington D.C.; cash or check accepted; for donation pickups call 315-528-0496, 315-286-5783.
Santa Land child drop off
OGDENSBURG: Parents who need a break from their children can drop them off from 10 a.m. to noonat the Ogdensburg Free Academy Key Club’s annual Santa Land in the OFA cafeteria A. Santa Land, free of charge; registration begins at 9:45 a.m.; will provide children between the ages of four to eight several activities including decorating a Christmas cookie, making a holiday decoration, writing a letter to Santa, making a Christmas card, listening to a Christmas story, watching a holiday movie, avisit by Santa Claus at 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Open House
CANTON: TAUNY's Annual Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., TAUNY Center, Main Street; Sugar & Spice Gingerbread Contest and Display, seasonal treats, live music, kids’ activities, and fun for the whole family; free and open to the public; Northern and Southern old-time music will be performed by Possumbilities, Nichol Falls, and The Daveys; kitchen demonstrations will include dumpling-making with Margaret Chang of Sweet Margaret Cafe and more; variety of children’s activities and sweet treats to enjoy throughout the day.
Coakley open house
CANTON: Holiday open house at Coakley Home and Hardware, 2535 State Highway 68, refreshments, live entertainment by Andy Van Duyne 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Coakley Cash to first 150 people attending, $5 off $10 or more in purchases; 315-386-8161.
CANTON: Auditions for 6-8 singers and actors 19 to 65 for "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change,” with director Vania Falen of the Grasse River Players, 3-5 p.m., UU Church on Main Street (please use back entrance); prepare 8-10 bars to sing a cappella; readings provided; performances: Feb 13, 14, 15, 2020 as part of Canton Winterfest.
Norwood Holiday Festival
NORWOOD: Norwood Holiday Festival will be held Dec. 7 from 5-8 p.m. in the village park. At 5 p.m. there will be a lighted parade down Main Street followed by a lighting of the memory tree. The Brass Fireman will play and there will be a bonfire in the park. There will be free cocoa, cookies, horse drawn wagon rides, pictures with Santa and the characters and raffle drawings.
Children's Christmas Party
LOUISVILLE: Children’s Christmas party with Santa, games, bounce house, photo booth, prizes, free hot dogs, drinks; 1-4 p.m; Louisville Fire Station, Route 37; hosted by Louisville Lions Club and Louisville Vol. Fire Dept.
MASSENA: Free movie “Christmas with the Kranks,” 2001 comedy based on John Grisham’s book “Skipping Christmas;” 1 p.m.; Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St.
Festival of the Trees
OGDENSBURG: Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary invites the public to its 16th annual Festival of the Trees slated for Friday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 6-9 p.m. at the United Helpers Behavioral Health & Life Skills Building, 100 Ford St.; net proceeds from the event benefit the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary; daytime admission is a $2 per person donation, 12 and younger admitted free; features a hollyberry sale with handcrafted items, “once loved” Christmas and jewelry treasures, live wreaths for sale and pick-up of pre-orders, Candyland (decadent sweet treats), silent auction of gift baskets and trees, choice auction (put raffle tickets in boxes of items you wish to win for random drawing of winners), viewing of the decorated trees, holiday lottery tree raffle, handmade quilt raffle, Memory Tree ($2 donation per ornament in memory of a loved one), and 50/50 raffle; lunch will be served starting at 11 a.m.; children’s activities featuring Christmas crafts, face painting; visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Mark Darou and Jim Flood will perform live holiday music Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday evening events begin at 6 p.m., admission is $15 per person, cash bar and complimentary hors d’ouevres by The Place, holiday music with Dave & Dawn Merz from 6-8:30 p.m. and a viewing of the decorated trees; silent auction, choice auction, 50/50 raffle, Holiday Lottery Tree Raffle and a handmade quilt raffle; all bidding and ticket sales close at 8:30 p.m.; annual Christmas Tree live auction will begin at 8:45 p.m.; [email protected] or 315-393-1559.
Santa at Brewer
CANTON: Santa at the St. Lawrence University Brewer Bookstore, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., photo op, complimentary photos available.
CANTON: Holiday open house at Nature’s Storehouse, 21 Main St., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; free wellness goody bag with purchase; all regularly priced candles and chocolate bars 20% off.
MASSENA — Fight for the Mind “Unhinged”at 7:05 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Center mall in center court; fund raiser for the Alzheimer's Association of the Northeast; expected to wrestle are Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) icon “The Franchine” Shane Douglas, Fight For the Mind Champion Myzery the Barbarian, the Boxcar Brawler, Dewey, Hellraiser Payne and the “All Nighter” Shooter Storm with Atlantis; special student match featuring rookies from Storm’s pro wrestling school; meet-and-greet with Shane Douglas costs $30 and includes signed 8X10 photo and photo on phone or camera; tickets for second row are $30, $25 for third row and $10 for general admission, purchase tix at bit.ly/2sbS5HB .
Christmas Kick Off
WADDINGTON: Main St. blocked off 11 a.m. with fire pit, light show, music, shopping, other events offered by local businesses; Christmas Tea 1-3 p.m. at Waddington Hepburn Library ; painted Christmas ornament class, 1-3 p.m. $18 fee at The Gallery, 10 Main St.; free cookie decorating 2-4 p.m. at Artworks Creperie, 2 Main St; cookie decorating class 4-6 p.m. $30, Main Street Perc, 19 Main St.; holiday dance 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Waddington Town Hall: wear your ugliest holiday sweater or dress in your finest holiday attire.
CANTON: Drive-through PJ collection to benefit the Canton Church and Community Program Giving Tree sponsored by the Nikentsiaki Girl Scout Service Unit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., parking lot of the Best Western, 90 E. Main St.; service unit includes scouts from Canton, Rensselaer Falls, Hermon and DeKalb troops; new pajamas in youth sizes 2T to 14/16 and adult sizes from M to XL will be collected; pajamas will be given out to families in the Canton, Rensselaer Falls, Clare, Russell, Hermon and DeKalb area.
‘Santa Paws is Coming’
POTSDAM: Potsdam Agway, 14 Pine St., is sponsoring and hosting a benefit for Spay-Neuter Now called “Santa Paws is Coming . . .,” 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-2:30 p.m.; pets, kids and families can have their pictures taken with Santa by professional photographer Genine Gehret from Keepsake Photography in DeKalb Junction; $10 donations are appreciated; Christmas Wreath Raffle, with wreaths donated by Agway.
Christmas tree lighting
MASSENA: 2019 Massena Downtown Spirit of Christmas Tree lighting, 5-8 p.m., hosted by Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce, caroling, carriage rides treats, hot cocoa.
Photos with Santa
CANTON: Santa will be appearing at Brewer Bookstore, 92 Park St., from 10 a.m. – noon for a photo session with kids, 315-229-5460.
POTSDAM: A visit with the Adirondack Santa, 10:30 a.m., North Country Children’s Museum, 10 Raymond St.; programs included with price of membership or admission; www.northcountrychildrensmuseum.org.
CANTON: Second annual Santa Hustle 5k(ish), hosted by Bucc Wild Run Club, 3-6 p.m., Buccaneer Lounge, 4 W. Main St., Canton; 3- to 4-mile run in Canton, followed by a drink or two at the Buccaneer Lounge; all Santas welcome, hoping a few elves and reindeer show up too; back up Santa hats available.
BRASHER FALLS: Brasher-Winthrop Volunteer Fire Department playing St. Lawrence Health Systems in a charity hockey game, 6-7:30 p.m., Tri-town Arena; all proceeds benefit Tri-town food pantry; admission is non-perishable food item to pass; monetary donations will also be accepted at the door.
Treasure chest craft
POTSDAM: Decorate a small wooden treasure chest, 1 p.m., Potsdam library; materials provided; ages 6-12; register at potsdamlibrary.org.
MASSENA: Nature Nuts Weekend Edition, 11 a.m.-noon, Nicandri Nature Center; for ages 3-5; continuation of popular Nature Nuts program; participants will learn about nature through songs, stories, dancing, outdoor time; meets the first Saturday of every month; free.
Merlin app to ID birds
MASSENA: Learn how to identify birds with the free Merlin app for android and iPhone from Cornell Lab of Ornithology; no device required, but help will be given to download it if you bring your device.; best for ages 12 and up; 2-3 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.
WADDINGTON: Painted Christmas ornaments, 1-3 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St.; $18; glass ball ornaments provided; attendees can bring jars or other surfaces to paint on; www.lakestlawrencearts.com, 315-308-4410 to preregister.
WADDINGTON: Beverly Patchin’s Christmas photo shoot, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St., $25 for a full session with a free 8-by-10-inch photo; $10 for a mini session with a free 5-by-7-inch photo; choose location for photos; full photo packages available; families, kids and pets welcome; www.lakestlawrencearts.com, 315-869-3895 for appointment.
EDWARDS: Craft fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Edwards-Knox Central School; $3 per person, proceeds benefit Class of 2021; crafts, food, vendors, raffles, kid zone, face painting, games, balloon animals; [email protected]; 315-244-2144.
Tastes & Talents show
MASSENA: 5th annual Tastes & Talents of the North Country craft show at the St. Lawrence Centre mall, 6100 St. Lawrence Centre, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; venue to purchase unique handcrafted and homemade gifts from vendors from all over New York State and beyond; held in the former Bon-Ton store at the St. Lawrence Centre; admission costs $5, kids 12 and younger admitted free; www.visitstlc.com, 1-877-228-7810.
OGDENSBURG: CHMC Auxiliary Crafters will hold a hollyberry craft sale in conjunction with the CHMC Annual "Festival of the Trees" Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., United Helpers Behavioral Health and Life Skills Building, 100 Ford St.; will feature items for Christmas and the Winter season and other hand made crafts; large selection of doll clothes, household items, mittens, hats, cowls and scarves; many items are less than $10; all proceeds benefit the hospital auxiliary.
St. Philip’s bazaar
NORWOOD: Annual Holiday Bazaar at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 42 S. Main St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; crafts, holiday items, white elephant table, baked goods, cabbage rolls, soups, hot foods, baked goods available for takeout; silent auction with a wide variety of gift baskets, drawings at the end of the bazaar.
Edwards Christmas Bazaar
EDWARDS: Edwards United Methodist Church hosting Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., crafts, lunch, bake sale, this and that.
Book, bake, craft sale
CANTON: Annual Book, Bake and Craft Sale, Canton Free Library, 8 Park St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., library’s lower level; home-baked goods, including pies, cookies, bread, candy, variety of gently-used books and hand-crafted items; copies of the new children’s board book, “Sweet Dreams, Canton,” will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Friends of the Canton Free Library organization; also available will be the Friends’ McCarthy’s Cookbook and raffle tickets for the Hometown Holiday basket; vendors include: Ann Bennett, who sells gift baskets, herb mixes, crafts and wreaths; JoAnne Roberts who sells roasted nuts and candies, Missy Bender of Miss D's Alpacas and Donna Schaab of Jewelry by Donna offering jewelry crafted from precious metals and stones; space available for additional vendors.
WADDINGTON: Auction to benefit Boy Scout Troop 83, Waddington Legion, 5 p.m.; donations at the door accepted; hand-held snacks provided; to benefit a trip to Washington D.C. this spring; cash or check accepted; arrange to have auction donations picked up by calling 315-528-0496 or 315-286-5783.
WEST STOCKHOLM: West Stockholm United Methodist Church, County Route 57, having annual Christmas Bazaar & food sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., new and used items.
Holiday craft fair
CANTON: Holiday craft fair with original hand-crafted items hosted by St. Mary’s School, 2 Powers St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; for more information, or to sign-up for space, contact the school at 315-386-3572 or [email protected]; spaces should be reserved by Nov. 30.
EDWARDS: Edwards Knox Central School Class of 2021 will host first annual craft fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Edwards Knox Central School; local crafts and vendors, Kid Zone with games, face painting, balloon animals, food, raffles.
Book and bake sale
NORWOOD: Friends of the Norwood Public Library’s annual Holiday Book and Bake Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m; sweet treats and books for all ages; $3 bag sale; Norwood Public Library; 1 Morton St.
ON THE MENU
POTSDAM: Robert J Freego AMVETS Post 282, 6771 U.S. Route 11, will have community breakfast, 8-11:30 a.m.
WADDINGTON: Friends of the Hepburn Library of Waddington are holding a tea Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1-3 p.m.