What’s Going On: Young readers in Massena, Guantanamo Bay vet in Canton, Origami fundraiser in Ogdensburg
LOCAL EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY
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: massenapubliclibrary.org.
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 talkCANTON: 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 www.stlawu.edu/global-studies.
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; www.massenanaturecenter.com.
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.