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Lyme disease talk

CANTON: Preventing Lyme and other Tick-borne Disease, 6:30 p.m., at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Canton, with Dr. Stephen Rich; aimed to the general public, will provide an overview of the hazards and risks associated with human biting ticks; Rich will describe and explain appropriate personal protection measures that can greatly reduce risk. Handouts and tick ID tools helping with tick identification and prevention will be provided.

Take it or Leave It

CANTON: SUNY Canton’s annual “Take it or Leave It” program, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center’s ice arena; collects unwanted clothing and household items from students who are moving out of the residence halls and offers them free of charge to the community and charitable organizations; public invited to brouse; info: Sheila Peo 315-386-7676.

Down Home Thinkin’

OGDENSBURG: “Meet the Author” event: poetry reading by local author Richard Fitzgerald of his book “Down Home Thinkin’; described as “an easy reading collection written by an average Joe attending the University of life;” 5-7 p.m; Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St.


Patriotic craft sale

OGDENSBURG: CHMC Crafters patriotic craft sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Medical Office Building Lobby, Lyons Place; also be a homemade pie and quick bread sale starting at 9 a.m. until all are sold; craft sale will feature red, white and blue items as well many other locally made crafts for summer; large selection of household items, doll clothes and baby items; proceeds benefit the hospital auxiliary.