What’s Going On: Concert at Crane in Potsdam, candidate forum in Ogdensburg, food access workshop in Canton
LOCAL EVENTS ON THURSDAY
POTSDAM: Brightest Stars, 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.Joint Crane concert
POTSDAM: Joint Performance by Crane Symphonic Band and Crane Concert Band on Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, free and open to the public. The Crane Symphonic Band will open the concert with Joseph Willcox Jenkins' "An American Overture for Band, Op. 13," followed by Timothy Kramers' "Mosaics" and Adolphus Hailstork's "American Guernica." The band will also present "Amazing Grace" by Frank Ticheli, the "Symphonic Suite" by Clifton Williams and "The Washington Post March" by John Philip Sousa. The Crane Concert Band performs David Biedenbender's "Stomp" and Vincent Persichetti's "Divertimento for Band, Op. 42." The ensemble will then present an arrangement of Johannes Brahms' "Blessed Are They", arranged by Barbara Buehlman, followed by Steve Danyew's "Into the Silent Land," closing with John Mackey's "Aurora Awakes."
POTSDAM: SUNY Potsdam hosting National Public Radio newscaster Korva Coleman for a free public talk, 7 p.m., Sara M. Snell Music Theater, Crane School of Music; visit coincides with the college's Days of Reflection, an initiative intended to spark conversation necessary for moving our campus, community, region, state, nation and world toward greater racial equity and justice.
Food access workshop
CANTON: Free food access workshop and luncheon, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Best Western University Inn, 90 E. Main St.; hosted by the Health Initiative, state Health Department and Food Bank of Central New York; sign-ins start at 9:30 a.m.; held for any who work in a food pantry, host community meals, prepare school backpacks, or any food access efforts; discussion and networking opportunities to share best practices and concerns; register online at foodbankcny.org by Oct. 4.
OGDENSBURG: Friends of Ogdensburg Public Library are hosting a public forum, 6-8 p.m., at Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., for the candidates seeking the positions of mayor and city councilor; community members will have the opportunity to meet with the all the candidates seeking public office; candidates will be given the opportunity to speak for two minutes. Candidates have been asked to limit their subject matter to their reasons for running for office and what their goals are if elected; two-hour program and there will be timekeepers; 315-393-4325 or via email at [email protected].
OGDENSBURG: Free movie night, 5:30 p.m., Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St.; clue: Disney live action remake with a genie, PG.
CANTON: St. Lawrence County Animal Response Team (CART) working on offering required trainings to prospective volunteers “Hazmat awareness for CART,” taught by John Makin from NYS Dept of Homeland Security and Emergency Services; 6-8 p.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2043B State Highway 68, in the classroom; light refreshments provided; info, RSVP: [email protected]; course is intended to provide general instruction to hazardous materials and is a training required by the state to be a CART volunteer.
OGDENSBURG: Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s Palliative Care Services has established a follow-up support group for people who are struggling over the loss of a loved one; Community Bereavement Support group will meet on the second Thursday of each month; 5-7 p.m. Medical Center’s Hess Auditorium; facilitated by palliative care-trained nurses; 315-713-5251.
State women meet
MASSENA: St. Lawrence County chapter of New York State Women Inc. lunch meeting, noon, Pizza Hut; speaker Jim Murphy, executive director of Business Development Council; reservations: Pat McGrath, 315-769-5997 by Oct. 7.
Housing board meets
CANTON: Canton Housing Authority Board of Directors meets, 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of 37 Riverside Dr.; open to the public.
Planning Board convenes
CANTON: St. Lawrence County Planning Board will convene at 7 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Public Safety Complex, 49 ½ Court St.; expected to consider full reviews of the Morristown Comprehensive Plan, and a special use permit and site plan review for two 5 megawatt solar arrays in Morristown’s residential-agricultural zoning district at 34 County Route 2; open to the public.
POTSDAM: The Potsdam Food Co-op's Cheese of the Month sampling; 3:30 - 5:30 pm; 24 Elm St., try the Whiteface Cheddar with Cranberries, a specialty Cheese from Meier's Artisan Cheese, free and open to the public. Info 315-265-4630
CANTON: Rummage sale hosted by Canton United Methodist Women, at the church, 41 Court St., 4-7 p.m., proceeds go to support mission work.