What’s Going On: Colton Country Days, Canton Chautauqua, Potsdam Community Band concert
LOCAL EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY
Colton Country Days
COLTON: Colton Country Days July 14-21, events scheduled throughout the week, visit https://bit.ly/2LNnRlX for complete schedule: Introduction to Qigong, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Gazebo on Main Street (with Town Hall across street as rain location), contact: Andrea Malik (315-262-2034) of Forest Spirit Martial Arts & Qigong; Guided Hike & Talk at Snow Bowl State Forest, starts at 2 p.m., includes geologic information plus demonstration at climbing crag, parking along Scovil Road, contact: Ruth McWilliams (315-262-2450) and Mary Jane Watson (315-262-2617) for Tourism & Beautification Committee.Canton Chautauqua
CANTON: Canton Chautauqua, in honor of the first Chautauqua held here on July 17-21, 1919; Canton Island Park, Thursday, July 18 from 5-9 p.m.; Friday, July 19 from noon-9 p.m.; and Saturday, July 20 from noon-9 p.m.; music, nature activities, storytelling, and the Mysterious “Nerd” Tent will be part of the festivities; wine tastings, tai chi, yoga, folk dancing, spoken word, poetry and birdspotting are also planned; Feature Tent hosting regular “How to Start a Band” workshops to get young musicians and roadies on their way to performing live music; concerts by The Waydown Wailers, Odis, Rob Larrabee, Bill Vitek, Maxwell Howard, and members of Uprooted; attendees are advised to bring their own chairs and blankets; glass bottles however will not be permitted; for updates check @CantonChautauqua on Facebook.
MADRID: Potsdam Community Band, 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.
Solar Light Vigil
POTSDAM: 3rd annual Solar Light Vigil, 8:30 p.m., St. Mary;s Cemetery; rain date: Wednesday, July 24; info: Priscilla Stark, 315-265-6560.
RENSSELAER FALLS: Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Rescue Squad hosting Camp Med, a community-based healthcare career exploration event for high school students, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., July 15-18; local healthcare professionals from area agencies provide insider’s view of what it takes to prepare for and work in specific career fields; opportunity to practice a variety of hands-on skills; apply: northernahec.org/camp-med/, deadline: June 24, $35 payment deadline July 1; scholarships available, limited to 20 participants; students entering 9-12 grade; info: 315-379-7701, [email protected].
MASSENA: Trip to Calypso Waterpark in Canada; depart 8:30 a.m., return 7 p.m.; $25 covers transportation and ticket; must register in advance: 315-769-3161 or [email protected]; limited spots.
EDWARDS: History walking tour, 2 p.m., with historian LaVerne H. Freeman. Park and meet behind Edwards History and Genealogy Center (Museum), 222 Main St. Info: Freeman at 315-562-3500, or [email protected].
CANTON: 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. The focus this session will be on chemical Sampling, (phosphate, nitrate, dissolved oxygen and pH levels). Please 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. Volunteers, RSVP by emailing [email protected] or contacting @natureupnorth on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
CANTON: Trivia night, with Quizmaster General Lauren Rosenthal, 7-9 p.m., Buccaneer Lounge, 4 W. Main St.