CANTON: Possumbilities, a live acoustic fiddling jam, 7-10 p.m., Buccaneer Lounge, 4 W. Main St.; no cover, donations accepted for musicians.
POTSDAM: Worldwide Constellations, free planetarium show, shows are held every Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m., in the Dr. Frank A. Revetta Planetarium, located in the basement of Stowell Hall; each show lasts about 45 minutes, and guests of all ages are welcome; attendees are encouraged to arrive early, because once the show begins, the door is locked; no food or drink are allowed in the planetarium, and as darkness is required, cell phones cannot be used during the show; free parking is available in Lot 6, near Kellas Hall.
CANTON: St. Lawrence University’s Richard F. Brush Art Gallery will hold a guest lecture with artist Jingtao Liu, 4:30 p.m., Griffiths Arts Center, room 123; free and open to the public; Liu’s lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, titled “Time, Space, Nature: Paintings by Jingtao Liu,” which will run Oct. 17-Dec. 7; work of Liu combines the formalist elements of Chinese traditional painting with an eclectic array of eastern and western traditions, three sections of work explore cultural intersections using techniques from across the span of Chinese aesthetic traditions.
CANTON: St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging will host a public hearing on the 2020 Plan for Program on Aging under the Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, 9:30 a.m., Human Services Building, 80 State Highway 310, second floor conference room; the public is invited; those attending who need special accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, language interpretation services, braille, or any other type of accommodative service, can call ahead to make this request; hearing will provide older adults, caregivers, and other beneficiaries an opportunity to comment on proposed program changes and service modifications of Older Americans Act Programs; Medicare.gov presentation after the public hearing to demonstrate the new Medicare.gov Plan Finder; as well as assist clients with signing up for personal accounts.
Fairfield grand opening
CANTON: Newly constructed Fairfield by Marriott Canton hotel, 5955 U.S. Route 11, will host a grand opening event, 5-7:30 p.m., tours, giveaways, complimentary food and beverage, chance to win 25,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points, and a formal ribbon cutting are planned; admission is free but guests are encouraged to bring an item to donate to the hotel’s drive for the Potsdam Humane Society; 315-379-9222.
GOUVERNEUR: Trivia night to benefit the Kiwanis Gouverneur Elementary School Backpack Program, 7 p.m., Elks Lodge; $10 per person, 4-6 people per team, cash bar and food available; info: [email protected].
CANTON: Democratic candidates for open Canton village board seats hosting meet-and-greet reception, 5:30-7 p.m., at Sylvia’s Lounge and Eatery, 25 Main St.; open to the public; running for trustee are Carol Pynchon and Anna Sorensen. Pynchon, an incumbent who also serves as deputy mayor, is seeking her fourth term. Sorensen, is running for her first term.
Terrorism panel discussion
CANTON: St. Lawrence University’s Department of Global Studies will host a panel discussion titled “Making the ‘War on Terror’: Past, Present, and Future” from 7:30-9 p.m., Sykes Common Room; free and open to the public.
Van, car pooling
CANTON: Presentation on “Van and Car Pooling” sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Public Transit Task Force; will discuss a new program “Commute with Enterprise,” companies can partner with Enterprise Car Rental to bring their employees a better commute; 1 p.m., Best Western; free, includes lunch; RSVP: Frank Doldo, [email protected] by Oct. 10, 315-405-5406.
Fun with Fermentation
CANTON: “Fun with Fermentation: Vegetable Transformation” hands-on food preservation class in the Harvest Kitchen at the Extension Learning Farm, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2043 State Highway 68; fermentation is a delicious and nutritious way to safely preserve seasonal vegetables. Learn the skills for success at this lively program; space is limited, pre-register at stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu or call 315-379-9192.
OGDENSBURG: Spider soap, 5 p.m., Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St.; free, make spooky soap with plastic spiders, ages 10 and up.
Diabetes support group
OGDENSBURG: Karen Cole, RN, BSN, Certified Diabetes Educator, facilitates a diabetes support group to discuss diabetes-related issues; 4 p.m., in the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s auditorium; free; questions call 315-713-5181
SALES & BAZAARS
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, 5-8 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; proceeds support the library; Annual Friends Reception at 5 p.m. with recognition of some special for their contribution of time and talents at 6 p.m.
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POTSDAM: Potsdam Central Class of 2020 hosting fundraising dinner to benefit After Prom Party, 5-9 p.m. Sergi's Italian Restaurant, Pizzeria & Banquet Hall, 10 Market St.; buffet served featuring pizza, wings, meatballs, pasta, salad, fountain drink for $18 a person.
MASSENA: The First United Methodist Church; 189 Main Street, offering a free will dinner from 4-5:30 p.m.; dinner includes: fried chicken, dessert, beverage, doors open at 3; donations accepted; call before noon on Friday for availability of extra take-outs, (315)769-8036.
WEST STOCKHOLM: West Stockholm United Methodist Church, 36 County Route 57, will serve a poast pork dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Takeouts available. Dinner will included mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, carrots, rolls, applesauce, cranberry sauce, and pie. They are asking for a donation of $10.
HEUVELTON: The Heuvelton Presbyterian Church will host a free-will supper; 4:30 p.m., donations will be accepted but not expected.
MASSENA: The Massena Seniors will hold a dinner of ham, scalloped potatoes, and all the fixings 5:30 p.m; $8; tickets can be picked up at office; call 315-769-7810 for office hours; Bingo will be played 4-5 p.m.