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Nan Hoffman

OGDENSBURG: Professional children’s performer Nan Hoffman; 2:30 p.m; Ogdensburg Public Library.

Open mic night

MADRID: Open mic night with Rae Johnson and Nick Rycroft, 6-8 p.m., Madrid Park, part of Madrid Dam Music Series; all MDMS events are free and family friendly with no strobe lighting, alcohol, or smoking; concessions stand, 50 /50 raffle, quilt raffle, and silent auctions to raise money for the series; onations accepted; 315-265-2047.


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 Amusement Rides, 5-10 p.m. Tricycle Races at the Greenbelt tennis courts, 4 p.m.; Seaway Cruiser’s Cruise In, Greenbelt Park, 6-9 p.m.; Concert in the Park, The Fabulous Shoes Do Wop Revue at Library Park gazebo, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Open house

CANTON: Open house at the Assisted Living wing of United Helpers Rehabilitation & Senior Care in Canton (formerly Maplewood), 1-3 p.m.; info, private tour: 315-386-4541.

Water sampling

HERMON: Water sampling at Hart’s Falls, 4-5:30 p.m., Hart’s Falls, Hermon; join Nature Up North and St. Lawrence Land Trust to help sample water quality at Hart’s Falls; focus on macroinvertebrate sampling using the DEC’s WAVE (Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators) method; contact [email protected] to RSVP; bring closed-toed shoes that can get wet; volunteers of all ages and experience levels welcome; all volunteers below the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Reynolds Retirees meet

HOGANSBURG: Reynolds Retirees meet, 11:30 a.m., Bears Den, Route 37, Hogansburg; order from menu; all former hourly and salaried employees welcome with spouses, guests; reservations: Pat McGrath, 315-769-5997 by July 18.


Plant propagation

WADDINGTON: Learn how to easily propagate plants, using your favorite plants to make new, genetically identical plants at Hepburn Library of Waddington from 10-11:30 a.m.; SkyLyfeADK will teach four techniques: cloning, air layering, simple layering and compound layering; For more info, call 315-388-4454 or visit the library at 30 Main Street.

Business leadership info

CANTON: St. Lawrence Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership hosting info session on new business leadership program, 4 p.m., St. Lawrence IDA, for business owners; 8-month St. Lawrence County Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership program (STL-CEL) is designed for business owners and leaders with ventures that have progressed beyond the startup phase of operation who want to increase profitable sales, develop long-range goals, implement changes that will specifically focus on improving their business, and contribute to the community and the lives of others through their business; info, register: [email protected].

Witchcraft and Wizardy

BRASHER: Join the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry with games and treats from the Massena branch of Huneydukes; 2-3:30 p.m; Brasher Library.

African masks

NORWOOD: Create African masks with artist Kris Rozelle for kids ages 5 and up; 1:00-2:30 p.m; dress for a mess; to register contact Norwood Public Library: 315-353-6692.

Night walk

MASSENA: Checking for owls, bats and other night time visitors with a nature guide: free; 8:30-9:30; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.

Bug hunt

MASSENA: Join a nature guide on a bug hunt; free/ 10-11 a.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.

Oil painting

WADDINGTON: Wilson Bickford Oil Painting Class, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St.; $60; instructor Wilson Bickford, “Loons on the Lake” painting, no experience required, all materials supplied, bring lunch; preregister:, 315-308-4410.

Summer Jam Making

CANTON: “Summer Jam Making,” the first of five preservation classes offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Extension Learning Farm, 2043 State Highway 68; students will learn to water bath can berry jams in recipes using maple syrup and honey;pre-registration is required, $20, or by contacting Cooperative Extension at 315-379-9192, ext. 229 or [email protected].


Community lunches

NORWOOD: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 42 S. Main St., will have free monthly community lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month through September.

Ice cream social

COOKS CORNERS/PIERREPONT: Ice cream social hosted by Cooks Corners Community Club, 6-8 p.m., Cooks Corners Community Schoolhouse; Stewart’s ice cream flavors, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, maple walnut; banana splits $3, sundaes and waffle cones $2, cones $1; coffee, lemonade, water, desserts free with purchase of ice cream; bring lawn chair.

Italian Night

OGDENSBURG: Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 772, 322 Caroline St., hosting an Italian Night dinner, 5 p.m.; will include lasagna, chicken parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs or sausage, Italian sausage or meatball hoagies, tossed salad, bread and dessert; $12; pre-sale tickets are available; take-outs and delivery available: 393-5430