Marie-Elaine Gagnon

POTSDAM: Faculty recital, Marie-Elaine Gagnon, cello, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sara M. Snell Music Theater, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam.

Local events

Planetarium show

POTSDAM: “Winter Constellations” presented by Geology Prof. Emeritus Frank Revetta, in Revetta Planetarium, basement of Stowell Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 4 – 4:45 p.m., all ages welcome, no food, drink or cellphones; 315-267-3441 or [email protected].

Holiday bazaar

MASSENA: Holiday bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 189 Main St.; cabbage rolls, homemade soup, white elephant, homemade aprons and other items, candy, breads, pies and attic treasures will be sold; handicap accessible; cabbage rolls available from Oct. 25-27 while supplies last, $4 each and can be pre-ordered by calling the church office at 315-769-8036 between 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday or email [email protected].

Recovery meeting

OGDENSBURG: Community-Based Recovery Supports Meeting, hosted by Friends of Recovery New York, 1-3 p.m., Unity Center (St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center), 1 Chimney Point Drive;

Stuffed animal sleepover

MADRID: Stuffed animal sleepover, 6-7 p.m., Hepburn Library of Madrid, 11 Church St.; children can drop stuffed animals off at the library, share a bedtime snack; stuffed animals will stay the night and be pikced up Friday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. during story hour, or Saturday; teen volunteers needed to help; 315-322-5673.

Workshops, programs

Seismology workshop

POTSDAM: “Local Earthquakes: Western Quebec Seismic Zone” presented by Geology Prof. Emeritus Frank Revetta, Stowell Hall room 131, SUNY Potsdam, 3 p.m. p.m., limited to 10 people so participants encouraged to arrived early; 315-267-3441 or [email protected].

Geology lecture

CANTON: St. Lawrence University’s Department of Geology will host distinguished scholar Patricia Kelley as the 2018 guest speaker for the Susan Caroline Ferguson Memorial Lecture in Geology, free and open to the public, 5:30 p.m., Bloomer Auditorium, Brown Hall, room 122; Kelley’s lecture, titled “Evolution and Creation: Conflicting or Compatible?” will address whether evolution is in conflict with creation, or whether there is a valid way to reconcile the two;, 315-229-5851.

AARP driver-safety

MASSENA: Massena Senior Citizens offering AARP driver-safety program, Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St.; suitable for all drivers regardless of age; participants who complete course receive three-year insurance discount, eligible to reduce up to four points on state driver’s license; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; pre-registration required: 315-769-7810 by Sept. 20; must attend both sessions; $20 for AARP members, $25 for non-members; pay by check or exact cash at the first class session; bring driver’s license and a current AARP card (if a member).

Cocktails & Canvases

OGDENSBURG: CHMC Auxiliary hosting Cocktails & Canvases Fundraiser, Ogdensburg Elks Lodge 772, 322 Caroline St., 5-7 p.m.; $45, canvas, paints, brushes, supplies provided; Jade Reynolds will instruct; snack food provided; proceeds benefit the Auxiliary; pre-payment required by Sept. 20; pre-register with CHMC Auxiliary member Colleen Anderson, [email protected], through PayPal.Me/cocktailsandcanvases; mail a check to Jade Reynolds, P.O. Box 20, Hammond 13646; or give a check to Colleen Anderson; refunds or class transfers will not be issued within 24 hours of the event.

ABS course

MASSENA: About Boating Safely Course from U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Massena Flotilla, 5-9 p.m., Nicandri Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park; two days Sept. 25 and 27; meets requirements for the operation of motorboats and personal watercraft in all states; instructors are local auxiliary members with years of experience; both interactive class sessions must be attended; boating safety certificate will be issued after completion; $35 per person, family rate available; 315-842-3206.

Alla prima painting

OGDENSBURG: Frederic Remington Art Museum hosting alla prima painting class with artist Julie Pratt, 10 a.m.-noon, Eva Caten Remington Education Center, 323 Washington St.; materials provided, $25 or $15 for museum members; register, info: 315-393-2425, [email protected].

On the menu

Free meal

POTSDAM: Trinity Episcopal Church on Fall Island, 8 Maple St., will hold its "fourth Thursday of the month" freewill community supper in the church’s parish hall on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This month features ham, scalloped potatoes, mixed veggies, bread and brownies. Donations are accepted, but not expected.