What’s Going On: Potsdam Summerfest, Stone Church Festival in O’burg, DePesyter festival
Local Events on Saturday
Stone Church Festival
OGDENSBURG: Annual Stone Church Festival and chicken barbecue, Presbyterian Stone Church, 533 Stone Church Rd.; The New Buckskins from 1-3 p.m.; chicken barbecue 3 p.m., includes Croghan chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans, roll and dessert for $10; children’s games and a Ninja turtle activity; silent auction, 50/50 and hourly prize drawings; vendor and craft fair as well; admission is free.Depeyster festival
DEPEYSTER: Depeyster’s 31st Annual Festival will be held Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 featuring old fashioned games, vendors, an ice cream social and other activities; DJ music, a fishing grab contest and $2 face painting all day; baby contest staged from 9:30-10 a.m., entry fee is $1; frog jumping contest will be held from 10:30-11:30, contestants should bring their own frog; parade will be staged at noon; 1:30-3:30 p.m. there will be contests in nail driving, cross cut sawing and fry pan throwing; old fashioned games begin at 2 p.m., entry fee is $1; cake walk at 3:30 p.m.; barbecue chicken will be served at 4 p.m.; at 6 p.m. there will be a drawing for a grill and a 50/50, basket raffles will be held and the winner of the fishing contest will be announced; DJ music will continued from 4-8 p.m.; local history presentations in the round hall throughout the day.
Canine good citizen test
POTSDAM: Potsdam Humane Society holding Canine Good Citizen test at the shelter, 10 a.m.; $15 fee for test; pre-registration required; Andrea Dugan 769-5626 to register.
POTSDAM: 52nd Annual Potsdam Summer Festival, downtown Potsdam, food, music, entertainment, vendors, games, displays; throughout Potsdam: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. rescue squad garage sale, 9-10 a.m. family yoga at Trillium Center, 42 ½ Elm St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. farmer’s market at the end of Main Street parking lot, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. DockDogs Jumping Contest at Potsdam Agway, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. free coffee samples at Jernabi, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. book sale in civic center basement, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. free ten-minute escape games at Tactics, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. kids inflatables at Elks Lodge, 3-5 p.m. Laser Tag behind Clarkson Inn, 7-7:15 p.m. Run to the River, 7:15-10 p.m. Laser Tag behind Clarkson Inn; in Ives Park: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. craft show and vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. car show, 9 a.m. Pluck a Duck, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. kayak experience, noon-8 p.m. food truck rodeo and yard games; Ives Park gazebo: 10-10:30 a.m. Veils of the Nile, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. New Horizons Concert Band, 1-2:30 p.m. Jack Kelley’s Big Band, 3-4 p.m. Caramelo Trio, 4:15-5 p.m. Matt’s Musical Musings, 5:30-6 p.m. Acapella North Chorus, 6-6:30 p.m. Fortissimo Quartets; main stage entertainment: 10-11:30 a.m. Pat Duffy, noon-1:30 p.m. The Redeemed, 2-3:30 p.m. Atom Ghost, 4-5:30 p.m. The Noncommitals, 6:15-6:45 p.m. Firefighters Review, 8-10 p.m. Six Foot Midget; new side stage: 11:30-noon Animal Crackers, 1:30-2 p.m. Church & State, 3:30-4 p.m. Sunday Rock Legacy, 5:30-6:15 p.m. The Hoax, 7:15-8 p.m. Cosmic Rust.
POTSDAM: SUNY Potsdam Reunion Weekend from Thursday, July 11 to Sunday, July 14; several special celebrations, including the 50th anniversaries of the departments of politics and computer science, as well as the College's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); annual Bear Walk/Run, walking tour of Bayside Cemetery; Crane tuba and euphonium alumni will gather for coffee with faculty and a special luncheon; Campus Block Party from 12:30-2 p.m. at Bowman Commons, will include a lunch and live music by Wells and the Gathering; gala reception, donor recognition ceremony and silent auction will be held in the Knowles Conference Center Lobby from 4-6 p.m.; class dinner and alumni award presentations will be held immediately following, in the Knowles Conference Center Multi-Purpose Room; Crane Choral Alumni concert; 8:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, free, public invited to attend; 315-267-2120, www.potsdam.edu/alumni.
Dog jumping contest
POTSDAM: Dock Dogs dog jumping contest, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Potsdam Agway, 14 Pine St., www.ThePotsdamAgway.com; free for onlookers, leashed pets welcome, prizes, vendors, children’s booth, free samples and swag, food, beverages; pre-registration at DockDogs.com.
WADDINGTON: Bottle drive, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waddington Legion, to benefit Boy Scouts Troop 83; both drop offs and pick ups available; to schedule pickup, call 315-528-0496.
‘The Tavern’ preview
POTSDAM: Grasse River Players will present George M. Cohan’s musical melodrama mystery spoof “The Tavern,” 3 p.m., Market Street, during Potsdam Summer Festival; Canton Goldenaires to perform before and during shows; tickets for main show during Colton Country Days July 19, 20, 21 can be purchased at The TAUNY Center, Main Street, Canton, or Brick and Mortar, Market Street, Potsdam, or Colton Museum after July 1; $10, $5 for students; groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a group rate of $8 each at the Colton Town Museum or by calling Scott Muller at 315-244-9956; during the preview anyone buying a 2019 commemorative show shirt can get a ticket for half price.
Mater Dei alumni
MORRISTOWN: Mater Dei alumni reunion, 4 p.m., Ella’s on the Bay; cash bar, entertainment, order food from the menu; anyone who had any affiliation with the college is invite, whether they graduated or not, as well as the staff, professors, the Sisters of St. Joseph; Marla Kinch Green, 315-323-2572 to RSVP.
Nature Up North classes
POTSDAM: Nature Up North hosting free plant based tie-dying and bee house workshops at Potsdam Summerfest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., o RSVP required.
Car seat safety
CANTON: St. Lawrence County Traffic Safety Program and certified child passenger safety technicians will offer free car seat inspections and education to parents and caregivers, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Canton Fire Station, 77 Riverside Dr.; will include lessons on how to choose the right car seats for children, install and use them correctly, and register the seats so parents and caregivers will be notified if there is a recall; those who wish to attend the seat check should bring their child in the current car seat, and if they have them, they should also bring both the car seat instruction booklet, and the vehicle owner’s manual; 315-386-2207.
Hospital Guild golf tourney
CANTON: Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild’s 25th annual golf tournament, Partridge Run Golf Course, Canton. Shotgun start 9 a.m. Four-person teams $320. Registration, info: Suzanne Dougherty, 315-265-2775; [email protected]; or stopping at Partridge Run Pro Shop, 315-386-4444.
Saturday art class
CHIPPEWA BAY: Saturday Morning Art Classes, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Chippewa Bay Community Club, 1172 County Route 6; free; info, register: [email protected], message the club’s Facebook page or call 315-486-4794; “Canvas and Coffee CBCC Fundraiser” participants will paint an “Evening River Sunset” with local artist, Patty VanPatten, donation is $25.
MASSENA: Learn about lizards with Lena the Lizard Lady; free; 2-3 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.
Art for Kids
WADDINGTON: Art for Kids, 10 a.m.-noon, The Gallery, 10 Main St., ages 8-12, $22; local artist, Cheryl Spadaccini will lead a series of art classes designed to bring out the creative side of your child with fun-inspired themes; theme: Discover fun ways to paint with acrylics and learn impressionism techniques; all materials provided, no experience necessary, wear play clothes; www.lakestlawrencearts.com to preregister.
MASSENA: Garage & bake sale, Grace United Methodist Church, 41 State Highway 37C, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; books, jewelry, cookbooks, dishes, glassware, quilting fabric, yarn & needles, collectables, dolls & toys, girls bike, microwave, purses, puzzles and more; 315-514-1700.
POTSDAM: Potsdam United Methodist Church’s annual indoor sale and estate sale, 26 Main St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.