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LOCAL EVENTS

Trivia night at the Bucc

CANTON: The Buccaneer Lounge is hosting Trivia Night with Travis, 7 p.m., 4 W. Main St., free.

Kid’s crafts

OGDENSBURG: Vacation week crafts for kids, free crafts and materials provided; 2-3 p.m.; Ogdensburg Public Library.

Daycamp ages 5-9

MASSENA: Free daycamp for kids ages 5-9; paper nature craft and snow painting;; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd. For more info: 315-705-5022.

Daycamp 10-14

MASSENA: Free daycamp for kids ages 10-14; animal tracking and radio telemetry; 1 -4 p.m.; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd. For more info: 315-705-5022.

Book ‘tasting’

NORWOOD: Norwood Public Library, 1 Morton St., hosting a book "tasting" party for kids ages 5-12 over school break, 3 p.m.; children will sample a variety of books and explore new genres in a restaurant-themed environment; free and open to the public; 315-353-6692, norwoodnylibrary.org.

Diabetes support

OGDENSBURG: Diabetes support group meeting, 4 p.m., Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s Lions Diabetes conference room, second floor of the Medical Center; Shannon VanHouse, RN, certified diabetes educator, will facilitate; open forum for diabetes-related discussion will be held; free, family and friends are welcome; 315-713-5116.

Book club evening

MASSENA: February book: “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaliel Philbrick; 6:30 p.m.; contact library for a copy of book; has Massena Public Library.

Games night

POTSDAM: Potsdam Interfaith Community holding annual Games Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m.,Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 Maple St.; free, open to the public; bring a vegetarian dish and/or dessert to share, as well as your favorite board games.

SPORTS & RECREATION

Free public skating

POTSDAM: Free public skating; Pine Street Arena; 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m; hockey skate rentals at $3 on first come, first serve basis; sponsored by Potsdam Elks Lodge.

WORKSHOPS, PROGRAMS

One Hour One Work

OGDENSBURG: The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to attend any of four “One Hour One Work” sessions in the month of February. In February, and in honor of Black History Month, the featured artwork will be Frederic Remington’s 1898 ink wash, “Ninth Cavalry Colored Troops on Washing Duty in the Gulf.” The program will be offered on the following dates and times: Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 20 at 12 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. The conversations will be facilitated by Museum educators Kari Terwilliger, Luanne Herzog, Dagmar Jaunzems, and Julie Pratt, respectively.

Obituary writing

POTSDAM: Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley will hosting lunch and learn workshop "Obituary Writing," covering the basics an individual should know and tips to make it significant and special, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hospice Center of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 U.S. Highway 11.; workshops held on the third Thursday of each month; open to anyone and free of charge; register, info: 315-265-3105 or [email protected].

SALES & BAZAARS

Scentsy fundraiser

OGDENSBURG: The Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary hosts a Scentsy Fundraiser on 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Hospital Conference Rooms A&B, just outside of the CHMC Cornerstone Cafe; cash and carry items available as well as orders; sign up to win a free Scentsy Warmer; portion of the proceeds will benefit the CHMC Auxiliary; Denise Palmer, Independent Scentsy Consultant, will have the all new Spring/Summer books for you to browse ahead of time, if you wish; for more information Auxiliary Liaison Ramona Kennedy at 315-393-1559 or email her [email protected]

ON THE MENU

Roast beef, fish

DEKALB JUNCTION: Roast beef or fish dinner served at Amvets Post 11, $9.

Spaghetti supper

RUSSELL: 7 Steeples spaghetti supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Russell United Methodist Church, free; donations accepted to support Clarkson's Students Without Borders "SWOB" medical trip to Nicaragua.

Free supper

HEUVELTON: Heuvelton Presbyterian Church hosting free supper, 4:30 p.m.; donations will be accepted, but not expected.

Sweetheart dinner

MASSENA: Sweethear dinner for Senior Citizens; 5:30 p.m; following Bingo 4-5 p.m; Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St, menu: ham, scalloped ptatoes, vegetable, dessert; $8 tickets can be bought during normal working hours; for more info: 315-769-7810.