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Sudden Impact

COLTON: Sudden Impact, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Raquette River Pub, 102 Main St.; part of Colton Winterfest events, see more below.

New Buckskins

DEKALB JUNCTION: The New Buckskins, 8 p.m.-midnight, DeKalb AmvetsPost.

DJ Rastaganjadoctor

CANTON: DJ Rastaganjadoctor AKA Dr. Noah Zuker, 8-10 p.m., Buccaneer Lounge, 4 W. Main St.; no cover; spins reggae, dub, hip hop and more.

Shawn Reed

PARISHVILLE: Singer and guitarist Shawn Reed, 7-10 p.m., Parishville Amvets Post 265.

Steelin’ Country

LISBON: Steelin’ Country, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, County Route 28; Winter Blues Luncheon in the community room, $7.50 per person, homemade soup, sandwiches, desserts, beverages; will benefit Camp Laurent Maintenance Fund.


Colton Winterfest

COLTON: Annual Colton Winterfest, “Rockin’ in the Great South Woods; silent auctions, quilt show, remembrance trees, open skating; ; 8 a.m.-noon 7th Annual International Breakfast at CPCS with breakfast bakes, waffle station, muffins, scrambled eggs, sausage and hash browns, $8 adults, $6 seniors and children ages 6-13 years old, free for 5 and younger; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. mini barn quilt workshop at CPCS, $15 per participant, must pre-register by Jan. 14 by calling Ruth McWilliams, 315-262-2450; 9 a.m.-noon, Rod Thomas Memorial Higley Hustle Ski Races at Higley Flow State Park (weather dependent), all ages and abilities, first timers welcome, 5K Classic Technique Race (all ages and abilities) at 10 a.m. with registration at 9 a.m. and $10 race entry fee, 2.5K Race for Youth (under 14 years of age) at noon, for $5 race entry fee; 12:30-2 p.m. hoop shoot and foul shooting contest for Grades K—12 at CPCS gymnasium, registration at 12:30 p.m., contest at 1 p.m., no fee, 5 age groups: grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12, awards to female and male winner in each group (donated by Mike’s Trophies); 1-4 p.m. Wine & Spirits Tasting at Higley Hooch, 3924 State Highway 56 (hamlet of South Colton); 2-6 p.m. cardboard sled races at Racquette Valley Fish & Game Club, bring pre-built sled made of cardboard, tape, and paint to race, 4 age groups: 5-10, 10-12, 13-18, and adult, open sledding after race; 6-8 p.m. Indoor Soccer Tournament for CPCS Grades 6-12, $5 fee plus refreshments sold, CPCS Gymnasium; 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. live music by Sudden Impact at Raquette River Pub, 102 Main St.

Woman’s March

POTSDAM: A Together Strong Woman’s March, noon-3 p.m. stepping off from Potsdam Senior High School, 29 Leroy St.; all are welcome and encouraged to attend, say organizers; marchers are advised to dress for the weather and bring strong voices and their singing abilities; local march coincides with many national marches being held that day to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, worker’s rights and tolerance.

School art show

OGDENSBURG: 22nd Annual Middle School and High School Art Exhibit at Frederic Remington Art Museum reception, 303 Washington St.; 2-4 p.m., free, open to the public; includes work by students from schools throughout the North Country, including Brasher Falls Central School, Colton-Pierrepont Central School, Hammond Central School, Immaculate Heart Central School, Lisbon Central School, Little River Community School, Massena Central School, Morristown Central School, Ogdensburg Free Academy, Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, Potsdam Central School, St. Lawrence Central School, and Salmon River Central School.

Cub Scout Winter Games

GOUVERNEUR: 2019 Cub Scout Winter Games, hosted by Gouverneur Pack 2035 and Gouverneur Elks Lodge 2035 at 1419 U.S. Highway 11; event registration at 9 a.m., opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m.; snow shoe dash, snowscout building, obstacle course, snow shoe trail, team tug of war, team sled pull race, team broom hockey, team winter volleyball, scout crafts, food, music; open to all cub scouts.

Artist open studio

NORWOOD: Award-winning artist Becky Harblin will host an open studio, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tanner Road, off County Road 35, in West Potsdam; 315-265-4433 for details; Harblin’s major work focuses on plein air landscapes from the local area and the Adirondacks. Her work has been accepted in a wide range of nationally sponsored art exhibits; the artist’s most recent show was the Pastel Society of America’s premier exhibit, Enduring Brilliance, in New York City, where only 130 paintings were accepted from over 3,000 submitted; Harblin has won numerous national awards for her work.

Gala dinner

POTSDAM: North Country Children's Museum Fundraising Gala, 6:30 p.m., Clarkson University's Adirondack Lodge; live music, special menu by chef Kyle Mayette, preview presentation on museum's digital wall exhibit; proceeds support the museum's exhibits and programs; register by Jan. 10:

Food distribution

MASSENA: Food distribution, 9-10:30 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul, 128 Main St.

Food pantry

NORFOLK: Food distribution, 9-11 a.m., Norfolk-Raymondville Food Pantry, 9 West Main St., Norfolk; bring boxes to take food; bring proof of address, along with names ages of all people in household of new to program; info, 315-212-0520.

Home fire safety

HELENA: Home fire safety class, 9 a.m.-noon, Helena Fire Station, free, open to the public, refreshments provided; info: 315-764-5495.


Moonlight ski, snowshoe

MASSENA: Ski and snowshoe lessons, weather permitting, 6-8 p.m., Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd, 315-705-5022; [email protected].


One Hour One Work

OGDENSBURG: Frederic Remington Art Museum “One Hour One Work” session, featuring Frederic Remington’s 1899 oil painting “Captured;” 3 p.m. ongoing program, chance for participants to slow down and dive deep into a single work of art on display at the Remington Museum; museum educator will facilitate 60 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation of a single artwork; free with admission to museum; reservations requested:, 315-393-2425, [email protected].


MASSENA: Earthkeepers: Ages 14-18; join Joel for real science and field work exploring the world of water. Learn scientific procedures. Be prepared to get dirty; 11 a.m. 2 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd, 315-705-5022; [email protected].

Scavenger hunt

MASSENA: Scavenger hunt, 2-3 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd, 315-705-5022; [email protected].

Wool painting

WADDINGTON: Wool painting class, 1-3 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main Street, Waddington; learn-as-you-go technique; no right or wrong way to construct the piece; all materials provided, no experience necessary, $30; or call The Gallery at 315-308-4410 to preregister and prepay.


VFW dinner

OGDENSBURG: VFW Post 2936 and Auxiliary holding free membership dinner for all paid members, 6 p.m., 1112 Champlain St.; $7 donation for guests; rsvp by Jan. 14: 315-713-4477 or stop by the post; roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables and salad; post will also celebrate its 88th birthday.