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Ronnie the Rattler

MASSENA: Sing, dance and read Ronnie the Rattler with local author Tina Hartigan and local illustrator Douglas Fregoe; after story will be coloring pages right from the book; no registration required; 10 a.m; Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St.

Job fair

CANTON: St. Lawrence Health System hosting career fair to fill more than 120 positions in clinical and non-clinical fields, 3-7 p.m. at Best Western University Inn, Laurentian Room, 90 E. Main St.; attendees are encouraged to bring a resume; hiring managers will provide on-the-spot interviews; volunteer manager will be on site to discuss volunteer, internship, and physician shadowing opportunities; complete job postings online at, and on social media outlets LinkedIn, Indeed, Facebook, and Glassdoor; pre-register: 315-261-5455,

Social media activist

POTSDAM: Self-described “social media activist” and father of three, Collin Kartchner will be at Potsdam High School auditorium at 7 p.m. to speak about potential risks children face online; talk to help teenagers and parents handle online concerns and spreading a message of positivity and warning regarding Snapchat, Instagram and other social media outlets; visit or follow @collinkartchner on Instagram for more information.

Flotilla meeting

MASSENA: Next meeting for U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Massena, 5:30 p.m., at the Massena VFW.


Folk painting

WADDINGTON: Decorative Folk Painting, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St.; $15; work on your own project; learn the strokes and tips and tricks of the trade as you progress; no experience necessary, everyone works at their own pace; all materials provided or bring your own; to preregister or call 315-308-4410.

Basket weaving

WADDINGTON: Paper bag basket weaving, 1-4 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St.; $20; with Linda Besio, make a handy catch-all basket using just a paper grocery bag and a pair of scissors; materials provided; no experience necessary; or call 315-308-4410 to preregister.

Sip and Stroke painting

NORWOOD: Paint a fall scene at Sip and Stroke painting class with Stefanie; $35 per person includes supplies; 5-9 p.m; register with Norwood Library, 1 Morton St.