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‘Il Trovatore’

POTSDAM: The Met: Live in HD, Giuseppe Verdi's ‘Il Trovatore,’ 6:30 p.m., Roxy Theater; sponsored by SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music and J.S. Cinemas; $13 adults, $11 senior citizens, $9 students, $7 youth (18 and under); tickets: Community Performance Series Box Office 315-267-2277, Brick & Mortar Music, Roxy Theater;;


Sacci Band

Morristown: Sacci Band, big band jazz, arrangements from Basie, Goodman and Miller book plus originals, 6:30 p.m., pavilion behind Morristown Fire Station; Gateway Museum concert series; 315-375-4910, [email protected],

Local events

Summer reading

RENSSELAER FALLS: Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program, Rensselaer Falls Library, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; hosted by early childhood educators Kenda Hammond, Kira Hammond, Heather M. Newcombe; stories, crafts/activities and snacks; children ages 3 and up; advance registration requested; stop at the library 3-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday or check library Facebook page; 315-804-2259.

Colton walking tour

Colton: Walking tour of Main Street, 10 a.m., with Mary Jane Watson, for Colton Historical Society, St. Lawrence County Historical Association; part of Colton Country Days Celebration; precedes video screening about Floating Islands;

Workshops, classes

Arts grant workshop

GOUVERNEUR: Free art funding workshop for artists, municipalities, public libraries and non-profits, through the St. Lawrence County Arts Council; 3-4:30 p.m., Gouverneur Library Reading Room, 60 Church St.; register:, [email protected].

Ceramics class

POTSDAM: Lisa Dashnaw will offer “Ceramics: Intro to Wheel Throwing,” a four-part class on Mondays and Wednesdays (July 9, 11, 16 and 18) in which students age 13-adult can gain a base understanding of wheel throwing, with the main focus on learning how to center and throw a bowl; at SLC Arts, Downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St.; registration is required: or call 315-265-6860.