What’s Going On: Art museum fundraiser in Hammond, back to school event in Madrid, mineral hunt in Canton
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 1:38 pm

LOCAL EVENTS ON FRIDAY

Art museum fundraiser

HAMMOND: Art, music, wine fundraiser for Remington Museum, 6-8 p.m., at Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art, 627 State Highway 37; wine, beer, hors d’houevres provided by the Gran-View; harpist Janet Witman will perform, her husband Kevin Witman will present a pop-up art show of astral photographs, and guided star gazing; $50 to attend; RSVP: 315-393-2425, [email protected].

Tent revival meeting

RICHVILLE: Tent revival meeting, 6:30 p.m., Richville Baptist Church, 209 Main St.; speakers: Pastor Tim Weller, New Life Christian Fellowship Church; Pastor Mahlon Smith, New Hope Baptist Church; Pastor Stephen Bryant, Covenant Church.

Fluorescent mineral hunt

CANTON: St. Lawrence Rock & Mineral Club's Kids Fluorescent Mineral Hunt, at dusk about 8:30 p.m., Canton Pavilion, 90 Lincoln St.; club guarantees that samples of fluorescent minerals will be available for kids to find; admission to the hunt is free; each child (age 12 or younger) will be able to borrow a portable black light to use in the search; kids will be allowed to keep all the minerals that they find.

Back to school event

MADRID: A back to school event for students in pre K-12th grade will be held at Madrid-Waddington High School, 2-6 p.m.; will assist local families with school necessities such as clothing, backpacks, and supplies, and provide haircuts, access to needed resources, and information about the upcoming school year; free to all participating families; county sheriff's department will provide Safe Child ID assistance, as well as the opportunity for people to safely dispose of both controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications.

Natural history of wizarding

MASSENA: Free ‘wizarding world’ event; learn about natural history in a magical way; make a wand; magical nature scavenger hunt; lighting tattoos and more! 10-11 a.m. care of magical creatures (feeding time!), 11 a.m.-12 p.m. potions (slime making), 12-2 p.m. magical creatures with Utica Zoomobile, 2-3 p.m. wild wizard games; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.

Blood drive

POTSDAM: Canton-Potsdam Hospital hosting next Red Cross Blood Drive, second floor conference rooms A and B and classroom, 50 Leroy St., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; donors must be healthy, at least 16 years old, weight at least 110 pounds; pre-register: www.redcrossbl