What's Going on: Shelter building in Massena, young professionals meeting in Potsdam, art classes in O'burg, Morristown
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 5:49 am

WORKSHOPS, PROGRAMS ON THURSDAY

Young Professionals

POTSDAM: St. Lawrence County Young Professionals’ Network will host its first event at the Barking Dog Saloon, 495 W. Parishville Rd from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The presenter will be Josh LaFave, President of the St. Lawrence Leadership Institute at SUNY Potsdam, who will speak about “mental models,” explanations of someone’s thought process about how something works in the real world, educating upon how to see things from another person’s point of view.

Fruit tree talk

CANTON: Market growers as well as the general public are invited to join Michael Basedow, Cornell Cooperative Extension tree fruit specialist with the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program, 4-6 p.m., at an orchard near Canton, directions will be provided when you call to register; topics will include monitoring for key pests and diseases in the orchard, rootstock selection for minimizing damage, bioinsecticides and mating disruption for key orchard pests, and rapid fire blight diagnostic tools; $5, light refreshments provided; register by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County at 315-379-9192, or email [email protected].

Pixel art

OGDENSBURG: Make pixel art pieces for ages 12-18; 2-3 p.m.; free program and materials provided by Friends of Ogdensburg Public Library; 312 Washington St.

Voice assistant devices

POTSDAM: Free class for seniors 60+ - learn about current and future uses of voice assistant devices, such as Amazon’s Alexis and Google Home; 10-11:15 a.m; Potsdam Public Library’s computer lab; register on library’s website.

Rock painting

MASSENA: Paint rocks with nature center staff, free event; 10-11 a.m; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.

Shelter building

MASSENA: Learn about building shelters; 2-3 p.m.; Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd.

Coloring rain clouds

POTSDAM: North Country Children's Museum, 10 Raymond St., offers free science and art programs for day visitors and members throughout the summer; drop-ins are welcome, no need to pre-register; info: www.northcountrychildrensmuseum.org; pre-K program, coloring rain clouds, 10:30 a.m.

Nature sketching

MORRISTOWN: ‘Drawing in Nature’ class, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Red Barn Preserve, 518 River Road East; hosted by Frederic Remington Art Museum, taught by Julie Pratt; all skills welcome; bring small sketchbook, be prepared to walk trails; pens provided; $15 members, $25 for not members; 315-393-2425, [email protected].

Input sought

CHASE MILLS: Input from residents and visitors will be collected rom 6 to 8pm at In-Law Brewing Company as part of a destination planning process for Massena, Louisville and Waddington. A work group made up of Nancy Foster, Michelle Stone and Kelli Ramsey of Louisville, Jim Murphy of Massena, Jim Thew and Mark Scott of Waddington and County Chamber representatives Brooke Rouse and Jonnie Claeys have been meeting regularly over the past 6 weeks to complete the foundation of the Tourism Destination Area Workbook for Lake St. Lawrence. The workbook was designed by the North Country Regional Economic Development Council several years ago, as a tool to help communities identify their assets and opportunities for tourism development. The Thursday public session is during normal operating hours for the Brewery. People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Post-it notes and pads will be available for people to casually contribute their thoughts as they enjoy the evening. People who are unable to attend, but would like to share their ideas are encouraged to email [email protected] or contact their community representative on the work group.