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Tom Cipullo

POTSDAM: Guest Artist Vocal Masterclass, Tom Cipullo, 2-4 p.m., Sara M. Snell Music Theater, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam.

Koehler and Kelly

STOCKHOLM: Gretchen Koehler and Daniel Kelly to perform, benefit for Tedra Cobb's congressional campaign, 7 p.m., The Hermitage, Robin McClellan's home, 465 Old Market Rd., Sandfordville, Stockholm; refreshments from Big Spoon Kitchen;; RSVP: [email protected].

Local events

EPA Open House

MASSENA: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency open-house information session, Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St., to discuss 2018 work activities associated with the Grasse River Superfund Site; construction work on land-based facilities to support future in-river work resumed in late May 2018; EPA and Arconic staff available between 6 and 7 p.m. to discuss work and answer questions from public; informal opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with members of the project team; Larisa Romanowski at 518-407-0400 or [email protected].

Book sale begins

OGDENSBURG: Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library annual fall book sale begins, 5-8 p.m.; sale runs Oct. 18-27; $5 bag sale on Oct 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; “Friends” members receive half off purhases.

Reception, member drive

OGDENSBURG: Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library membership drive and annual Friend’s Reception, 5 p.m., library; refreshments, recognitions and membership renewals and registrations; various levels of membership.

NARFE meeting

NORWOOD: Meeting of St. Lawrence County/Franklin County Chapter 1696 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), noon, Lobster House; all interested active and retired federal employees, guests and survivors are invited to attend; 315-764-5507 for local Chapter information and reservations for the next meeting.

‘Top Modeler’ talk

CANTON: “Do You Have What It Takes to Become America’s Next Top Modeler?” Clarkson University’s Science Café, 7:15 p.m., Best Western University Inn Rushton Room, 90 E. Main St.; with SUNY Canton Engineering Technology Lecturer Jesse Clark-Stone, interactive evening of mathematical modeling, appropriate for all ages and math levels.

Blood drive

MORLEY: Morley Wesleyan Church, 7254 County Route 27, will host a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Church officials ask people to be mindful that Hurricane Florence making landfall in the Carolinas may create a need for blood donations.

Workshops, programs

Credit prepare, repair

POTSDAM: Potsdam Public Library will host the class Credit Prepare and Repair, part of its Adulting 101 Series, on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m.; class aimed at newly independent, young adults and teaches essential skills to make life easier; topics to be covered include: differing financial institutions and why you would go to them, how to handle a checking account, difference between debit and credit, financial goal setting, budgeting and saving money, credit reports and credit scores, how to improve your credit score, identity theft and fraud; free and open to the public; future series topics will include healthy habits, household chemistry hacks, basic sewing and more.

AARP driver-safety

POTSDAM: Northern Insuring hosting AARP driver-safety program, 69 Market St.; suitable for all drivers, regardless of age; 4-7:30 p.m.; two-day class; those who complete receive insurance discount; register: 315-769-2404; $20 for AARP members, $25 for non-members.

Microsoft Word 2010

POTSDAM: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, 1-3 p.m., Potsdam Public Library; create a basic letter and a basic table in Word 2010;, 315-265-7230.

Decorative painting

WADDINGTON: Decorative painting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, The Gallery, 10 Main St.; with artist/teacher Bonnie Grant; all materials provided; $15 (tax included) or $20 at the door;, 315-308-4410 to preregister and prepay.

$10.80 Tuesdays

WADDINGTON: $10.80 Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St.; learn make leather beaded mantra bracelet; all materials provided; $10.80 (tax included);, 315-308-4410 to preregister and prepay; an additional $5.00 (plus tax) will be charged at the door for non-preregistration.