What’s Going On: Canton Fire Dept. turns 150, countywide harvest tour, Richville fall fest
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:24 pm


150th for Canton FD

CANTON: Canton Fire Department invites the public to come celebrate its 150th anniversary, noon-4 p.m., parade through downtown at noon, open house to follow at the fire station; numerous fire apparatus from Canton and surrounding departments, historical displays, kids games, bounce houses, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, fireworks at dusk at Canton High School; [email protected].

Harvest Tour

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY: Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County plans a free Harvest Tour to showcase the diversity of items grown and produced in the county, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., visitors are encouraged to participate in this free, self-guided tour by visiting one or all of the dozen farms opening their doors to the public; agriculture in the county will be represented including livestock, vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, dairy and honey; educational demos, products for sale; visitors receive farm pass at first stop, three stamps they get ag-themed prize; drawing for gift basket; full brochure available from extension; stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu.

Harry Potter party

MADRID: Harry Potter party 2-4 p.m. at Hepburn Library of Madrid and Madrid Dam Music Series; tabletop Quidditch games, Azkaban prison booth photo, crafts and more while supplies last; come dressed in house colors or your robe; free Dobby; bring in new socks, hats or mittens to donate to New Beginnings in Madrid; Hepburn Library of Madrid, 11 Church St.

Autism walk

CANTON: Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence’s 12th annual Autism Awareness Walk at Canton Village Park; registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk will be from 10 a.m.-noon; theme is Book Characters; prizes will be given in various categories for themed costumes; there will also be a flag contest; to promote Autism Awareness, as well as raise funds to support the local programs for people with Autism; hosted by WWNY-TV news anchor Jeff Cole; no minimum entry fee, t-shirts will be given to registrants who raise $50 or more, while supplies last; gift bags will be given to the first 350 to register at the walk; http://www.thearcjslc.org/autism-awareness-walk.

Richville Fall Festival

RICHVILLE: Richville Fall Festival, BBQ & Block Dance, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., playground field; DJ all day, various raffles, auction, many crafters and vendors, free bounce house, obstacle course, display by the Richville Fire Department, Sheriff Safety ID card signups from 12-2 p.m., DEC with Smokey the Bear, a photo area, classic car display; wrist bands for kids are $5 and include pumpkin and face painting, gift goodie bag, and chances to win prizes throughout the day; food available all day, and a chicken barbecue starting at noon; Adirondack Toboggan Co. Brewery and River Myst Winery will be selling beverages; block party starts at 6 p.m. with the popular band, The Shoes.

Barn Quilt Tour

CANTON: TAUNY and the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce invite the public to a day-long barn quilt tour, bus will begin at The TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., at 9 a.m. and return there at 4 p.m.; stops at Pickens Hall to learn about the Amish and see their quilts, Bella Brooke Winery for lunch and wine tasting, and the Iva Smith Memorial Gallery to see a barn quilter in action, also stops at several barn quilts along the route; opportunities at each venue to buy souvenirs and local hand-made products, including barn quilts; $45; to register, visit tauny.org.

Waste collection day

CANTON: Development Authority of the North Country sponsoring free household hazardous waste collection day to help residents properly dispose of certain hazardous materials, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Lawrence County Human Services Building; items such as solvents, pesticides, fluorescent light tubes, pool chemicals, oil-based paints and aerosol cans that still have product in them will be accepted; empty aerosol cans, motor oil, asbestos, construction debris, explosives, latex paint, electronic waste (televisions, computers) not accepted; if paint can be cleaned up with water it is not oil-based and should be dried up and disposed of in the regular trash; open to residential households only; waste will not be accepted from businesses, schools, farms or municipalities; complete listing of what will and will not be accepted at www.northcountryrecycles.org.

Shawn Stoddard

MASSENA: Singer-songwriter Shawn Stoddard, noon, Kaneb Orchards, 182 Highland Rd.

Clarinet Summit recital

POTSDAM: SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music Clarinet Summit recital, 7 p.m., Sara M. Snell Theater; free, open to public; featuring guest artists Joshua Anderson (clarinet) from the University of Nevada-Reno, and Michael Lowenstern (bass clarinet) from the Manhattan School of Music.

New Buckskins

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

Animal Crackers

POTSDAM: Children’s music with Animal Crackers, 3 p.m., Ives Park Concert Series, free, open to the public.

The Fretless

POTSDAM: The Fretless is a Canadian fiddle foursome playing an essential part in the emerging movement of mainstreaming traditional Irish folk music, 6 p.m., Ives Park Concert Series, free, open to the public.

Photo comp

WADDINGTON: Photo composition class w/photo practice walk, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St.; $20, one 2-hour class presentation for discovering many of the basic rules and guidelines of photographic composition then walk around a nature park and other interesting locations; bring lunch, camera, and camera manual.

Youth hunting days

MASSENA: Youth waterfowl & pheasant hunt program for ages 12 to 15, begins with education day 5 p.m. Massena Rod and Gun Club, 155 Patterson Rd. Free. Hunting days follow Sat., Sept. 21 waterfowl, and pheasant Sat., Sept. 28. Info, signup, Lt. Troy Basford at (315) 265-2757, or ECO Ian Helmer 315-559-8503.