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Wind ensemble

POTSDAM: Crane School of Music Wind Ensemble, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, SUNY Potsdam.


Raising readers

MASSENA: Raising Readers, a 12-week program for ages 3-6 to foster early literacy skills through songs, stories, and activities/crafts on Wednesdays, starting March 27, at Massena Public Library10-10:45 a.m. For more info:

Military speaker

CANTON: St. Lawrence University’s departments of government and history will host retired U.S. Army Steve Hill ’72 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Hepburn 113; free and open to the public; Hill will present “Military Commissions and Guantanamo Bay Naval Station: Observing US vs. KSM (the 9/11 Terrorism Trial) and US vs. Hadi (a War Crimes Trial); while attending St. Lawrence, Hill was a history major, a Nordic combined skier, and was active with ROTC; after graduating, he joined the U.S. Army, retiring in 1996 as a lieutenant colonel; 315-229-5222.

Addiction talk

CANTON: St. Lawrence University’s department of global studies will host Anastasia Hudgins, medical anthropologist and ethnographer, who will deliver a talk on addiction from 7-8:30 p.m. in Sykes Common Room; free and open to the public; Hudgins talk, titled “Narrating Addiction: Weaving Subjectivity through Ethnography,” discusses that most laws and policy interventions place blame on the drug user, labeling addiction as a manifestation of criminality or moral failure; info: 315-229-5965 or visit


Signs of Spring walk

MASSENA: Free walk with guide to find signs of spring; 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd;


One Hour One Work

OGDENSBURG: Frederic Remington Art Museum invites public to attend “One Hour One Work” session, 1 p.m.; featuring “No More He Rides,” also known as The Cow Puncher, which is on loan to the Remington Museum from the Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth, Texas; Museum docent facilitates 60 minutes of focused looking, consideration, conversation, and interpretation of a single artwork; free with museum admission, reservations requested: 315-393-2425, [email protected].

Barn quilt painting

MORLEY: Barn quilt painting class, hosted by the Morley Wesleyan Church and Madrid Dam Music Series, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the church’s activity center, 7254 County Route 27; $60 fee includes most supplies; light refreshments and beverages; limited to 10 people; Cindy Monnat Williams, 315-386-3023, or Anna Campbell, 315-265-2047, for more information or to register; proceeds will be used for programs for local children.


Tastefully Simple

OGDENSBURG: Tastefully Simple/Origami Owl fundraiser, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., hosted by Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary, in hospital conference rooms A and B; cash and carry items as well as orders placed; usual forms of payment accepted.

C.O.R.C. store sale

POTSDAM: C.O.R.C. Store, 8 Willow St., hosting "end of season sale" starting Wednesday, March 27 with "Wacky Wednesday," all white tags 50% off; on Thursday, March 28, fill a 13-gallon bag for $8, open until 7 p.m.; on Friday, March 29, fill a 13-gallon bag for $8, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; spring and summer stock will be out on Saturday, March 30; 315-265-3940.


Lenten luncheon

MASSENA: Lenten luncheon, a local 50-year tradition, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 Main St.; ecumenical worship service at noon on five Wednesdays during Lent, starting on March 13, and continuing through April 10; sponsored by the Greater Massena Ministerial Association; each week’s service is conducted by a different member of the local clergy; hymns, scripture readings, and a brief message; lunch in the church social hall follows each service, starting at approximately 12:30; members of several local churches will prepare and serve the meals; offering will be accepted to benefit the Massena Meals on Wheels; will be cancelled in the event of bad weather. Please watch the school cancellation notices; goulash and Caesar salad, prepared by Emmanuel UCC.

Lunch for Lent

COLTON: Lenten lunches, noon, sponsored by TREC served at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center; all welcome.

Free dinner

NORWOOD: The monthly goodwill community dinner at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 42 South Main St., will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. This month’s dinner will include ham and noodle casserole, veggies and dip, rolls and bar cookies. There is no charge.