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Northbound at Pickens

HEUVELTON: “Northbound,” 7 p.m., Pickens Hall, 83 Main St.; performing music by popular singer-songwriters including James Taylor, Paul Simon, John Fogerty, The Beatles and more; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; free refreshments at intermission; 315-344-7950 or

‘Out of This World’

CANTON: The Any Music Singers will present “Out of This World!,” a free multi-media concert featuring a variety of music about the planets, stars, and our galaxy, featuring guest astronomer Aileen O’Donoghue, who will intermingle engaging commentary and images about celestial phenomena; 7:30 p.m., Peterson-Kermani Concert Hall, St. Lawrence University; [email protected]; 315-353-2389.

 Fulton Road Band

OGDENSBURG: Fulton Road Band, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., at the Moose Lodge, 609 Pickering St.


Exhibit reception

OGDENSBURG: Reception for Frederic Remington Art Museum’s 23rd Annual Middle School & High School Art Exhibit, 2-4 p.m.; free and open to the public; includes work by students from schools throughout the North Country, including Colton-Pierrepont Central School, Edwards-Knox High School, Gouverneur Central School, Hammond Central School, Heuvelton Central School, Lisbon Central School, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Ogdensburg Free Academy, Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, Potsdam Central School, St. Lawrence Central School, and Salmon River Central School; museum available for visitors to explore, and dedicated staff and docents will be on hand for questions and answers; exhibit on display through Sunday, Feb. 23.

Book signing

POTSDAM: Brasher author Mark Manske will host signing event for his new book “Adventures with Stoney,” with his owl Morley at Clarkson University Bookstore, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.,, 518-529-6331.


Scout games

GOUVERNEUR: Cub Scout Winter Games 2020, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Gouverneur Community Center; hosted by Northern Lights District, Longhouse Council BSA; $5 includes patch, food available for a small fee, activities include show shoe dash, obstacle course, tug of war, broom hockey, games, snow scout building, sled pull race, winter kick ball, building systems and more; event registration is at 10:30 a.m.; opening ceremony at 11; activities inside and out; info: Chris Gates, cubmaster, 315-212-3033, [email protected].

Northern pike challenge

LOUISVILLE: Northern Pike Challenge 7 a.m.-3 p.m; fishing boundaries around Louisville, such as Coles Creek and Wilson Hill; thousands of dollars in door prizes, cash payout for biggest 3 pike every 2 hours; Louisville Vol Fire Dept. fundraiser; $30 adults, $15 youth; registration required; for more info see Northern Pike Challenge facebook page; Louisville Vol. Fire Dept, 14818 St. Hwy 37, Massena.


MASSENA: 7th annual Black Light Zumbathon to benefit Trinity Catholic School will be held at the school, 188 Main St.; this year’s theme is “90s House Party” and organizers encourage attendees to break out their old windbreakers, biker shorts and high top sneakers; raffles, door prizes, hydration station, Zumba store and dancing; DJ services provided by Wheels of Steel; photos by DualTone Photography; RSVP online on the event Facebook page.

Guided snowshoe

MASSENA: Free guided snowshoe, includes rentals, weather permitting; 2-3 p.m.; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd; 315-705-5022.


Chinese New Year

POTSDAM: Chinese New Year, 2-3 p.m., North Country Children’s Museum, 10 Raymond St.; learn about the Chinese New Year holiday with special guest presenter Jing Qian; families can make holiday crafts and try their hand at Chinese calligraphy;

Painting fundraiser

BRUSHTON: Fundraising painting class with Wilson Bickford, to benefit Brushton-Moira students trip to Europe, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Scotty’s Diner banquet room, 1049 U.S. Route 11; register: call BMCSD 518-529-7342 ext. 1148; pre-payment required; $60 per person.

Boho coaster class

WADDINGTON: Boho Coaster Crochet Class, 1-4 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St.; $25; Lorraine McCoy, instructor; learn how to crochet a coaster, crochet techniques, hook sizes, yarn thickness, as well as beginners stitches; designed for beginners and best for students who are 12 years of age or older; only right-hand crochet will be taught in the class; all materials provided; no experience necessary; or call 315-308-4410 to preregister.

First Aid/CPR

OGDENSBURG: American Heart Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Training and Certification Class; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; St. Lawrence Child Care Council; 314 Ford St; to register call Connie Neuroth at 315-393-6474 or email [email protected]; $100 or VOICE/CSE grants available for FDC or GFDC providers by applying at


Chili cook-off

STAR LAKE: Mervin Eno American Legion Post 1539 in Star Lake is hosting its third annual Chili Cook-off, 4 p.m.; cooks can enter their best chili recipe for $5; people can come and pay $3 to taste all of the chili recipes and a chance to vote for their favorite; prizes for the top 3; call or stop into the Legion to sign up; 315-848-2089.