Hospice program on grief during holidays offered in Potsdam, Massena, Ogdensburg
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 11:49 am

The holidays can be a challenging time of year for those who have lost a loved one, and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley has created a program to help.

Living with Grief During the Holidays is offered to help everyone who has experienced the loss of a close friend or relative to develop strategies to cope with their grief in positive and effective ways.

Living with Grief During the Holidays will be held in Potsdam at the Hospice Center, 6805 US 11 on Dec. 1 from 6 to 7 p.m. and Dec. 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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Comedy 'Our Girls' on stage at Canton High Friday and Saturday
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 11:47 am

CANTON – Canton Central School will present their fall production of “Our Girls,” a farce comedy in three acts by Conrad Seiler on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13 in the Hugh C. Williams High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Ms. Devon Butler.

Kimberly Busch and the high school Technical Theater class have designed and built the scenery with the assistance of Bill Newman who advises the painting of the scenery. Sue Dean and Robin McNamara have put together the costumes for our young actors.

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Wet-on-wet oil painting class at Massena's Moses Park Nature Center Saturday
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 11:45 am

MASSENA – The Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park in Massena will hold a wet-on-wet oil painting class for teens and adults on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the VFW hall, Hatfield Rd.

No experience is necessary. The title of this painting is "Winter Barn." This painting is done completely with pallet knives instead of brushes. It can be viewed on artist Wilson Bickford's website.

Certified art instructor, Wilson Bickford of Governeur will teach participants the techniques of wet-on-wet oil painting.

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Hula Hoop workshop in Canton Saturday
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 11:43 am

CANTON – Come join a workshop to make a custom Hula Hoop and learn some hooping skills.

Hoopdancing can be fun and playful, a self-confidence builder, a stress reliever, great exercise, a form of creative expression, or a meditation.

The workshop will be on Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church. The material/workshop fee is $20 and pre-registration is necessary.

Contact Valerie at 379-0434 or [email protected] to reserve a spot.

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Morgan Johnston recently caught these reflections at Madrid Park.

World dodgeball record on the line in Potsdam Saturday
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 9:00 am

POTSDAM -- In a quest to break the world dodgeball record and raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Clarkson University Student Association will host "Dodging for Dreams: The Ultimate Dodgeball Game" on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at Hantz Field on Clarkson Avenue.

CUSA seeks to break the Guinness World Record for the largest dodgeball game, now at 1,700 participants.

Registration is $2 and includes a team headband and entrance onto the field.

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Canton Chamber's 2010 Holiday Giveaway taking entries for prizes
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 8:57 am

CANTON – A total of $660 in Canton Gift Certificates will be handed out this year in the Canton Chamber of Commerce “2010 Holiday Giveaway.”

Entry forms and boxes will be located at many participating chamber businesses throughout the holiday shopping season. Last year, 2,500 entries were received during the “shop local” campaign.

Gift certificates will be given away on four consecutive Wednesdays. Two $50 certificates will be presented on Nov. 26, two $70 certificates on Dec. 3, two $90 certificates on Dec. 10 and two $120 certificates on Dec. 17.

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Musical 'On the Town' Friday and Saturday at SUNY Potsdam
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 8:55 am

POTSDAM – SUNY Potsdam's Department of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with the Crane Opera Ensemble and Orchestra, performs the musical "On the Town" Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. in Snell Theatre.

"On the Town," with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, premiered on Broadway in 1944. It tells the story of three sailors visiting New York City for the first time while on 24-hour shore leave.

Ticket prices are $12 for general admission and $8 for faculty, staff, senior citizens and students.

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Seneca women's lifeways presentation in Canton Saturday
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 8:52 am

CANTON - Native American lifeways in New York State and life in the longhouse are the topics of the Second Saturday Program The Life of Seneca Women at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, 3 E. Main St., Canton from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 13.

This activity is another in the SLCHA's series of free and fun monthly educational programs for kids age 4-10.

Donna Vargo of Harrisville will teach children about Seneca women's lifeways - including food preparation, tools, baskets and false face - through the use of music, storytelling and historic artifacts.

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Well into planning for the Friday, Nov. 26, annual night-after-Thanksgiving Canton Holiday of Lights visit by Santa and lighting of the trees, the committee of elves (left to right), Phyllis Howard, Joyce Lilholt, Chair Carol Johnson, Karen Thatcher, Marilyn Mintener, and Brad Mintener (Brenda Snow absent) has been busy. They have been lining up tree decorator groups for the business windows, and details about wagon rides with Dr.