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Comedy dinner theater

CANTON: Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court St., will present a comedy dinner theater production of “Virgil Wins the Lottery;” dinner starts at 5 p.m., choice of homemade veggie or meat lasagna, rolls, salad, drinks, and “make your own ice cream sundaes” with brownies; tickets are $15 per adult, and $6 for children younger than 12: 315-379-9709 or through the church office from Oct. 9 through Oct. 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 315-386-4500,

Rufa and Double Trouble

MASSENA: Betty Rufa and Double Trouble, Massena VFW Post 1143, 6-8 p.m., music of 50s-80s; no cover, public welcome.

The Shoes

OGDENSBURG: The Shoes perform, dance from 8 p.m.-midnight, Ogdensburg VFW Post 2936, 1112 Champlain St., Ogdensburg; 315-713-4477.

Local events

Open house

OGDENSBURG: Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce sponsoring open house for Seaway Center on Canton Street, 3-7 p.m., tours of the available rental spaces will be given and attendees will be able to meet the owner, Jonathan Manocherian.

Global Warming livestream

POTSDAM: Potsdam Public Library hosting the livestream “Reverse Global Warming: Project Drawdown,” 7:30-9:30 p.m.; with a modest budget and little fanfare, a group of 200 scientists and researchers mapped and modeled the 100 most effective ways to draw down greenhouse gas emissions; overview presentation with Project Drawdown executive director Paul Hawken, followed by panel discussion with the Project Drawdown team, including updates on what's emerged since Drawdown was published last year -- the partnerships, ideas, community organizing, Drawdown hubs, and more; free to attend.


POTSDAM: Chemtoberfest! presented by the SUNY Potsdam Chemistry Department, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., SUNY Potsdam’s McNall Science Center; Oktoberfest-themed science festival with demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages; open to the campus and community; [email protected].

Monster Mash

PARISHVILLE: Parishville Area Recreation Club (PARC) hosting “Haunted Trail & Monster Mash,” Parishville Beach, 5:30-9 p.m.; open to public, suitable for all ages; $10 per car at the gate; portion of the proceeds donated to the PHCS junior & senior classes; Monster Mash dance with disco lights, a non-haunted hayride around the fields, bobbing for apples, carved pumpkin competition, face painting, costume parade, “Lil’ Grave Digger” area, Haunted Trail; enter pumpkin contest for $1; cash prizes awarded based on number of entries; concessions including hot dogs, chips, drinks, S’more kits; small supervised campfire will be available for S’more making.

Workshops, programs

Lunch and Learn RSVP deadline

POTSDAM: Deadline for RSVP to Northern Insuring Agency's lunch and learn event Nov. 8 11 a.m.-noon, 69 Market St.; Rainbow Restoration will speak about the proper remediation procedures for mold; free to the public; RSVP by Oct. 19 to Becky at 315-769-2404.

Engineering lecture

POTSDAM: New Horizons in Engineering Distinguished Lectureship Series at Clarkson University featuring Purdue University Professor Leah H. Jamieson, to speak on “Engineering Education Research: The Growth of a Discipline and Lessons (Being) Learned,” 2:30 p.m., Clarkson's Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 213; reception will precede the lecture at 2 p.m.; free and open to the public.


On the menu

Fish fry

OGDENSBURG: Fish Fry, Knights of Columbus, Martin’s Field Club, Hasbrouck Street, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; all-you-can-eat buffet, haddock (broiled or fried), breaded shrimp, clams, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, french fries, baked potato, coleslaw, salad, soup and coffee or tea; take-outs available; $10; $9 for seniors and 10 and under, 5 and under free.