What's Going On: Norwood, Lisbon Autumn Festivals, N. Lawrence women's retreat, Madrid pumpkin party
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 2:00 pm


Autumn Festival

NORWOOD: 48th annual Autumn Festival at Norwood Village Green 10 a.m.-3 p.m; live music includes Check One Two at noon, Side Piece Blues Band at 1 p.m. and Microburst at 2 p.m; craft and food vendors, free sundaes and cotton candy, antique/cruising car show, fire department touch-a-truck, animal shelter pets, book sale, local organizations and churches, reading of essay “If I were Mayor” by Caramia Carista; for more information at 315-353-2372 or email [email protected].

Solidarity March

POTSDAM: A local We The People Solidarity March is planned for Potsdam, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; the local demonstration coordinates with similar marches being held nationwide by the national We The People group to demand accountability from elected officials; begins at Potsdam High School, 29 Leroy St., travel down Leroy Street to Elm Street for a brief rally on that corner; marchers will then continue down Elm to rally in front of Potsdam town hall; then march to Market Street rallying on that corner; marchers will continue up Market Street to rally across from Five Guys, then continue up Market Street to Cottage Street back to the high school; anyone who cannot march the full route is invited to join the group at any of the rally points; voter registration following the march; for more information about the marches nationwide visit https://bit.ly/2kPvw8r.

Barn quilt mural reception

CANTON: TAUNY invites the community to a reception celebrating the completion of the “Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt” mural and acknowledging those who contributed, The TAUNY Center, 1-3 p.m.; visitors will have a chance to see the mural, which was created in conjunction with the county-wide Barn Quilt Tourism Project; a new online map of barn quilts in the county created by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council will also be on display at the event.

Fall women's retreat

NORTH LAWRENCE: Two-day fall women's retreat Sept. 20 and 21, titled "When God Speaks," hosted by Life in His Arms Community Church, 1952 State Highway 11C; starts 10 a.m.; six guest speakers: Bonnie Champaign, Reverend Belle Burgoyne, Marlene Bero, Renee Either, Heather McGlaughlin, and Sonja Visalli; great worship music; advance tickets: $20, at the door: $25, includes lunch on Saturday; reservations: 315-869-8504.

Petting zoo

MASSENA: Petting zoo featuring donkeys, chickens, ponies, llama, 12-3 p.m., St. Lawrence Center mall, 6100 Saint Lawrence Center; during mall’s Fall Fest; pony rides $3.

Saturday movie

MASSENA: Saturday Afternoon at the Movies, at Massena Public Library screening room, 1 p.m., “The Public,” 2018 American drama directed and written by Emilio Estevez who also stars in the film alongside an ensemble cast including Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone and Christian Slater; after learning that emergency shelters are at full capacity when a brutal Midwestern cold front makes its way to Cincinnati, a large group of homeless library patrons refuse to leave the downtown public library at closing time; what begins as a nonviolent occupy-style sit-in quickly escalates into a standoff with local riot police; popcorn, water; free.

Car seat check

MASSENA: Massena Fire Department along with the St. Lawrence County Traffic Safety Program is hosting a car seat check, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Massena Fire Department, 84 Andrews St.; certified technicians will demonstrate how to secure the seats using seat belts, locking clips, or the LATCH system; no cost for the service; bring child in current car seat, and if possible, both the car seat instruction booklet and the vehicle owner’s manual; www.nhtsa.gov/carseat.

Food distribution

MASSENA: Food Distribution, 9-10:30 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul, 128 Main St., for St. Lawrence County residents only.

Annual Fall Festival

LISBON: Lisbon’s annual fall festival will be held at Camp Laurent, 9943 State Hwy 37, next door to Lisbon Beach, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; admission to the grounds will be $1; additional $5 fee will be charged to participate in activities like scarecrow making, painting, crafts, lawn games and the mini hayride; lunch available at noon and will include chili, soup, corn dogs, dessert and beverage; in the “Apple Chapel” there will be McIntosh Apples, beautiful fall mums and a variety of other goods to purchase; Steelin Country will play from noon-2 p.m.; to become a vendor or a crafter call Laura LaBarge at 315-393-0459.

Leaf Peepers Bike Run

OGDENSBURG: Leaf Peepers Bike Run, free to all riders; departs from Duff’s Tavern, Ford Street, kickstands up at 10 a.m.; rain date set for Sept. 22.

Exhibit opening

OGDENSBURG: Frederic Remington Art Museum’s 2019 International Juried Art Exhibition opens with a free public reception from 2-4 p.m.; public is invited to come and meet the artists at the reception, see their excellent work; 46 works in the exhibition, including drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed media works; exhibition will be on display during the Museum’s fall season, continuing through into the new year and ending on Sunday, Jan. 12; many of the works on display will be for sale, one third of the proceeds benefit the Frederic Remington Art Museum, and two thirds go to the artist; online gallery at www.fredericremington.org.

Local Food Fest

POTSDAM: Potsdam Food Co-op, 24 Elm St., will celebrate 46 years in the North Country with its Local Food Fest, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; public is invited to the event, rain or shine, under the big tents for a day of food, music, and entertainment; opportunity to sample many local foods and learn more about the Co-op; replacing the Co-op’s annual open house as a way to showcase many of the foods and products the North Country has to offer and what is available at the Co-op; everyone who shops in the store on the day of the Local Food Fest will receive a 10% discount on their purchases; in addition to samples from the Co-op’s own Carriage House Bakery and Deli there will be offerings from Co-op vendors like Canton Apples cider and juice, Village Veggies fresh salsa from their garden, Pat and April’s Pork, Black River Valley Natural milk and butter, Cedar Hedge Farm Goat Cheese, Aqua ViTea kombucha, Woody’s Maple Syrup, and more; children’s activities and music will be provided throughout the day by local musicians; 315-265-4630, www.PotsdamCoop.com.

Pumpkin patch party

MADRID: Pumpkin patch party 12 -3 p.m; free admission, new pumpkin launcher demonstration, hay wagon, cow train, face painting, games, free refreshments of donut holes, popcorn and cider, tours of buildings; pumpkins for painting $3; light lunch available for purchase; St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum, 1755 State Hwy 345, Madrid. For more info call 315-344-7470.

Fall Expo 2019

MASSENA: St. Lawrence Centre mall, 6100 Saint Lawrence Centre, is hosting Fall Expo 2019 on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21; will start at 11 a.m. Friday and end at 9 p.m. Saturday; vendors, petting zoo, LaserTag tournament, axe throwing, and a 3D archery tournament are planned.

Crafty Kids!

WADDINGTON: Crafty Kids!, 2-4 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St.; ages 4-8; $5, a class for the younger set; create blow paint art, golf ball painting, and oil and water painting, or dream up a project of your own; all materials provided, wear play clothes; www.lakestlawrencearts.com or call 315-308-4410 to preregister.

Basic handgun course

MASSENA: Massena Rod & Gun Club sponsoring basic handgun course, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., NRA certified course presented by Retlaw Personal Defense; designed for prospective and current gun owners on the safe and proper way of handling a handgun; comprised of classroom hands-on instructions and live fire on the range; students will receive a certificate upon successfully completing the course; 315-323-6178 or [email protected].