What’s Going On: Art tour in St. Lawrence County, polar plunge in Massena, Potsdam Chamber gala
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:29 am

LOCAL EVENTS ON SATURDAY

Art tour

POTSDAM: St. Lawrence County Arts Council presents the 32nd Artists' Studio Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m; local artists around the county offer visitors the opportunity to take a self-guided driving tour of over a dozen work spaces; tour map available www.slcartscouncil.org.

‘Finding True North’

MASSENA: Adirondacker, storyteller, actress and writer Fran Yardley will give presentation of her book ‘Finding True North’, 2 p.m. at Massena Public Library; book tells challenges of moving to the Adirondacks in 1968 to revive historic Bartlett Canoe Club and gives glimpse of Adirondacks and people that went before her who shaped it into what it is today; for more info: 315-769-9914; Massena Public Library; 41 Glenn St.

Book signing

CANTON: TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., hosts a talk and book signing, 1-3 p.m., with Carl Heilman and Neal Burdick for the 2019 book, “The Trails of the Adirondacks: Hiking America's Original Wilderness” with photography by Carl Heilman, foreword by Bill McKibben, and text by Neal Burdick; event includes a presentation and book signing by Carl Heilman and Neal Burdick, followed by a reception with light refreshments; books will be on sale and can also be purchased in advance at tauny.org/shop; publication celebrates America's original hiking destination through breathtaking contemporary photography, maps, and archival photos.

Anthropology film fest

POTSDAM: SUNY Potsdam's Department of Anthropology presents its 2nd annual Digital Anthropology Film Festival 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the Proscenium Theater, located in the College's Performing Arts Center; numerous student in cultural anthropology and archaeology premier films and vlogs about their work; the ethnographic shorts focus on a range of topics, including the experiences of students with autism, Crane School of Music students' relationship with the larger Potsdam community, the practice of paganism in college, what gender-inclusive housing is like, college students' perspectives on romantic relationships, the everyday experiences of African American students, and perspectives on the function and symbolism of certain campus spaces; archaeology students show video skits, performances and vlogs on topics related to human evolution, plant and animal domestication, and early toolmaking techniques; a red-carpet reception with light refreshments is from 5:30 to 6 p.m.; film screenings start at 6 p.m.; attendees should "dress their best" for the red carpet; free; open to the public.

2-year anniversary

CHASE MILLS: In-Law Brewing Company, 5868 County Route 14, Chase Mills, celebrating its 2-year anniversary; Gideon's Galley & Catering LLC will cater, music by The Noncommittals, 12 beers on tap.

Chamber gala

POTSDAM: Potsdam Chamber of Commerce will host a formal gala for their members and their guests, Clarkson University’s Old Main, 55 Main St., 6-10 p.m.; theme is “Tourist in this Town;” music by Northbound, hors d'oeuvres, included in the ticket price, and a cash bar; catering the event is Big Spoon Kitchen with the bar provided by Hazen Enterprises; short award ceremony, presenting the Pride in Potsdam and Commitment to the Community awards; RSVP at potsdamgala.weebly.com or www.potsdamchamber.com; $50 per guest; 315-274-9000 or [email protected] for more information.

Polar Plunge

MASSENA: St. Lawrence Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympic New York athletes who live in St. Lawrence County at the Hawkins Pont Visitors Center; registration is from 10-11:30 a.m.; plunge is at noon; join as a team or individual; for more information and to register, visit Special Olympics/Saint Lawrence Polar Plunge facebook page; New York Power Authority’s Hawkins Point Visitor Center is located at 21 Hawkins Point Rd.

ADK thru hiker

CANTON: Grasse River Outfitters, 45 Main St., will host Appalachian Trail thru hiker Cara Griffith as part of the 'Notes from the Trail' series, 12-1 p.m.; Griffith, a senior at St. Lawrence University will share stories, pictures, and advice from her 2016 solo thru hike of the Appalachian Trail; at 19 years old, she hiked the 2,200-mile trail from Georgia to Maine before coming to St. Lawrence; will help people ‘shake down’ and sort through their hiking gear; www.NocoGRO.com.

One Hour One Work

OGDENSBURG: Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to attend “One Hour One Work” session featuring Frederic Remington’s 1904 oil painting “The End of the Day,” 1 p.m., 303 Washington St.; chance for participants to slow down and dive deep into a single work of art on display at the Remington Museum; museum educator facilitates 60 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation; free with admission to the museum, but space is limited and reservations are requested, 315-393-2425, [email protected].

Painted records

NORWOOD: Artist Kris Rozelle will instruct class on acrylic poured painted records; 12:30 p.m; to register call 315-353-6692; Norwood Public Library, 1 Morton St.

Pajama pants

MASSENA: Learn basics of sewing with seamstress Cathlene Hartson while making pajama pants; no supplies needed; 1-4 p.m; ages 10-14; limited to 8 students so register early; 315-769-9914; Massena Public Library; 41 Glenn St.

Inked flowers

WADDINGTON: Inked flowers craft, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St., $45; Melissa Green from Stolen Moments Art will teach how to paint flowers using alcohol ink and forced air; www.lakestlawrencearts.com or call 315-308-4410 to preregister.

Copper earrings

WADDINGTON: Copper Hammered Earrings, 1-4 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St., $35; basics of metalsmithing: cutting or sawing sheet metal or hammering wire, stamping or hammering a design or texture, using pliars to attach jump rings, adding patina or oxidizing your copper, and more; no experience necessary; www.lakestlawrencearts.com or call 315-308-4410 to preregister.