What's Going On: Chemistry magic in Potsdam, Frozen Foote Race in Canton, Bootleggers Ball in O'burg, Renaissance dance in Morristown and more

Posted 11/29/23

Friday, Dec. 1 Hockey food drives POTSDAM — The Clarkson Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is hosting a food drive at Clarkson University’s hockey games against Harvard and Dartmouth this …

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What's Going On: Chemistry magic in Potsdam, Frozen Foote Race in Canton, Bootleggers Ball in O'burg, Renaissance dance in Morristown and more


Friday, Dec. 1

Hockey food drives

POTSDAM — The Clarkson Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is hosting a food drive at Clarkson University’s hockey games against Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend. The food drive will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 and 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Donations can be brought to the game and dropped off at a table that will be set up by the entrance of Cheel Arena. Accepted donations are non-perishable goods. All donations will be directly taken to the Clarkson Food Pantry.

Teddy bear toss

POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam Athletics will hold a Teddy-Bear-Toss during Friday night's (Dec. 1) SUNYAC men's hockey contest with Oswego State. Fans are asked to bring Teddy Bears or any stuffed toys to the game with them. The toys will be tossed on the ice following the Bears first goal or at the competition of the first period. The donations will go to Renewal House in Canton. Renewal House provides for the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in St. Lawrence County. The Bears square off with the Lakers at 7 p.m. this Friday, December 1.

Pajama party

MASSENA — The New York Power Authority’s annual holiday pajama party on Friday, Dec. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project’s Frank S. McCullough Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center. The party will feature movies, craft projects as well as a visit from Santa Claus. Movies will be shown. Make reservations by calling 315-764-6679 or emailing John.Lashomb@NYPA.gov. All pre-registered children will receive a special holiday memento.

Card making for seniors

MASSENA — All are invited to help make holiday cards to be distributed to local senior centers. The event will be held at NIcandri Nature Center Friday, Dec. 1, at 11:00 a.m. All supplies will be provided. No registration is required.For more info: 315 705-5022 or email info@massenanaturecenter.com.

Friendship yoga

CANTON -- “Celebrating Friendship!”, a special Friday night yoga experience taught by Sarah Scafidi-McGuire & accompanied by musician, composer & arranger Benjamin Mambou, will be held at the Canton Yoga Loft at 21 Miner St., Canton, Friday, Dec. 1, from 6-7 p.m., followed by a festive “meet the artist” reception. Ben is a multi-talented musician, with guitar, vocals & percussion from Cameroon & is graduating with an MBA from Clarkson this December. Online registration is at www.yoga-loft.org. Class size is limited. All levels of experience are welcome. The Canton Yoga Loft is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to health & wellness & ongoing community service.

Karaoke at Amvets

HEUVELTON -- AMVETS Post 1997. 107 State St., will host KC Karaoke, Dec. 1 from 6-9 p.m. No cover charge.

Holiday sale

GOUVERNEUR -- The Gouverneur Hospital Auxiliary is having a holiday sale Friday, Dec. 1, from 12-6 p.m. in the Gouverneur Hospital Community Room, 77 West Barney Street. The sale will include decorated trees, Christmas decorations, knitted items, handmade items suitable for gift giving, gift baskets and gently used items. There is also a Lottery Christmas Tree Raffle with a chance to win $100 in lottery tickets and $100 cash. The hospital gift shop will also be open during the sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used to advance and promote the welfare of the Gouverneur Hospital.

Holiday Pajama Party

MASSENA— A holiday pajamas movie party will be held Friday, Dec. 1, from 4-7 p.m. at the New York Power Authority’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center with a visit from Santa, movies in the theater, and craft projects. To pre-register call 315-764-6679 or email John.Lashomb@NYPA.gov. to receive a special holiday memento. The visitor center is located at 21 Hawkins Point Rd, Massena.

House of Hamill

HEUVELTON – Pickens Hall, 83 State St., will host a concert on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. with the House of Hamill. Info: 315-344-7950.

Pedal steel concert

MASSENA -- Tracer James will perform a Christmas Show on pedal steel on Dec 1 at 7 p.m. at New Testament Church, 265 Andrews St. All proceeds will go to the Meals On Wheels program.

Fiddler, pianist and poets

POTSDAM – Fiddler Gretchen Koehler and pianist Daniel Kelly will share new music inspired by Northern New York poets on December 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Potsdam Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Suggested donation $10. All proceeds go to the Potsdam Public Library.St. Lawrence County authors Kimberley Bouchard, Kiley Frank, Dale Hobson, Jan Hutslar, Neal Burdick, Stephanie Coyne DeGhett, and the late Max Coots will read their work, followed by a musical response by Koehler and Kelly.

Craft, Food & Wine

POTSDAM – The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Craft, Food & Wine Holiday Market is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1 from 2-7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall. The annual showcase features regional producers of homemade or value added craft, food and wine products for a festive shopping experience in one large space. More than 100 vendors are expected to set up shop this year. Admission is $5, cash only. Ages 12 and younger are admitted free.

Friendship yoga

CANTON — The Canton Yoga Loft, 21 Miner St., will host a “Celebrate Friendship!” yoga class Friday, Dec. 1, 6-7 p.m., with Sarah Scafidi-McGuire, accompanied by live music by musician & composer Benjamin Mambou. All levels of experience are welcome, $15 per person. www.yoga-loft.org.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Elf & cookies

POTSDAM — Elf & cookies will be at the Potsdam United Methodist Church, 26 Main St., on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 2-3:30 p.m. Family-friendly and free event for children and their grown-ups. Holiday cookie decorating, story time, and a special visit from that Jolly Ole’ Elf, Santa Claus. The Potsdam UMC is handicapped accessible.

Miracle of Christmas

RICHVILLE — Lighthouse Community Church, 209 Main St., will host a Miracle of Christmas, A Sight and Sound Theatre Livestream event, on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2:45 p.m.

Old Tyme Christmas

COLTON -- Colton Historical Society & Museum’s “Olde Tyme Christmas in Colton” event will be held Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m; Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m.; and Dec. 16, beginning at 6 p.m.. The museum will be decorated for Christmas and have a special exhibit of Christmas decorations and toys of long ago. Of interest will be a display board of Christmas postcards from the late Otis Schofell of Colton. The museum will be open special hours on the first three Saturdays in December. On December 16th downtown will come alive with a children’s craft table and refreshments at the museum as well as music provided by a barbershop singing group. Santa will arrive by fire truck at 7 p.m. in front of the library. Children can meet him on the library steps, a tradition that took place many years ago.

Christmas parade

GOUVERNEUR — Gouverneur Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Christmas parade with Santa and live reindeer in the village park on Dec. 2 from 3-5 p.m. Parade line up at 4 p.m., parade begins at 5.

Brian Cleveland jamboree

HERMON — Jamboree to benefit Brian Cleveland will be held Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. at the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department, 1650 County Route 20. Cleveland was recently diagnosed with esophageal and liver cancer and is undergoing treatment. There will be a silent auction, a gun raffle, and concessions for sale. All proceeds to benefit Brian and his family.

Holiday Magic Bazaar

NORWOOD — Norwood United Methodist Church will host a Holiday Magic Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 8 Prospect St. Homemade crafts, candy and baked goods.

Barn quilts

WADDINGTON — The Gallery at Lake Saint Lawrence Arts will host Teresa Gabor with "Into the Wild" Barn Quilts on Dec. 2 & 3. Choose the specific wild animal pattern you would like to paint on a 2' X 2' piece of 1/2" plywood. Workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hepburn Library Community Room, 30 Main St. Cost: $65, includes both days. All materials provided. No experience necessary. Pre-register: 315-388-3033, lakesaintlawrencearts@gmail.com.

Used book sale

BRASHER FALLS - Friends of the Badenhausen Public Library, 897 Main St., will be holding a used book sale on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Featured this month will be a selection of cookbooks and craft books. Book prices: Adult Hardcover $2, Adult Paperback $1, Children's Hardcover $1, and Children's Paperback and Board Books 2/$1. Funds raised will benefit the Badenhausen Public Library. Friends of the Badenhausen Public Library will hold book sales on the first Saturday of each month as an on-going fundraiser.

Laurentian Singers

HEUVELTON — St. Lawrence University Laurentian Singers, performing a vocal holiday concert, will be at Pickens Hall, 83 State St., on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Info: https://pickenshall.com, 315-344-7950.

Holiday Palooza

MASSENA —Holiday Palooza is being held at Police Activities League (PAL) of Massena on Dec. 2, from noon-4 p.m. It will include cookie decorating, a gingerbread man activity, ornament decorating, hot cocoa and s’more bars around the fire and Christmas karaoke. Sledding and a snowman building contest is also planned if snow. Admission is $5 per person, a family of five for $20, or family of six for $25. Massena PAL is looking for items to be donated for the auction, vendors to set-up tables, and entries into the chili cook-off. All proceeds fund Massena PAL summer program.

Holiday bazaar

NORWOOD -- The annual holiday bazaar at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 42 S. Main St., will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be holiday, craft and white elephant items to purchase. Soups, casseroles and baked goods will be available for takeout. A wide assortment of gift baskets will be raffled, tickets are $1 per ticket or $6 for 5 tickets. Drawing will be at 1 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be available, cookies, cupcakes, coffee and tea. There is no admission fee.

Book and bake sale

NORWOOD – Norwood Public LIbrary’s annual Book and Bake Sale will be held Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A $5 bag sale with many great novels, nonfiction, and children's books are available. Friends' Holiday Raffle tickets are for sale, including a $300 gift certificate to the Ashley House, $50 in lotto tickets and $100 bill, thanks to the Ashley House donations. Drawing is Dec. 2.

Candle making class

POTSDAM – A candle making class will be offered at the Adirondack Fragrance Farm, 1551 NY-72, on Saturday, Dec 2 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $40, materials included. Register: https://www.adkfragrancefarm.com/product/candle-making-class-2/ . Yen Maine will teach how to pour and create a one-of-a-kind candle with all-natural 100% soy wax, 100% essential oil fragrances, and botanical sprinkles. Info: yen@adkfragrancefarm.com, 315-265-1776.

Snowflake sale

OGDENSBURG – The Presbyterian Women’s Group of the First Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg will hold their annual Snowflake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, corner of Ford and Franklin Street. There will be holiday crafts, knitted items, various other crafts and Christmas decor available for purchase. There will also be basket raffles and a bake sale.

Greeting cards workshop

WADDINGTON – The Gallery at Lake Saint Lawrence Arts presents “Greeting Cards Workshop” Dec. 2, from 1-3 p.m. at the Hepburn Library, 31 Main St. in the community room. Kathy’s Kards specializes in handmade paper crafts including greeting cards for Christmas. She will help you create some one-of-a-kind Christmas card. Cost: $25 for 1-3 cards. All materials provided. No experience needed. The door to the community room is on the right of the library at ground level. Pre-register: 315-388-3033, lakesaintlawrencearts@gmail.com .

Brasher craft fair

BRASHER FALLS -- A craft and bake fair will be held Dec. 2. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at LBSH Housing, 32 South Church St., Brasher Falls. For vendor table info contact Betty at 315-244-7415.

Community breakfast

POTSDAM — A community breakfast will be served at Potsdam Amvets Post 282, 6771 US-11, between Canton and Potsdam, on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8-11 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Fire board meeting

HERMON — Hermon Volunteer Fire Department’s Board of Directors meet Dec. 3 from 7-8 p.m. at the station, 1650 County Road 21. The public is welcome.

Candlelight concert

POTSDAM — Nearly 300 student and faculty musicians from SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will take the stage on Sunday, Dec. 3, in celebration of the holiday season, with the 2023 Crane Candlelight Concert at 3 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. The performance will also stream live online. To start the holiday season off, Mountain Lake PBS is set to air the two most recent concerts with regional audiences, this Friday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. (2021, "Peace and Love") and 2 p.m. (2022, "Let It Shine!"). The Crane Candlelight Concert will also be broadcast live on YouTube at the concert time. To view the program and see the performance, visit www.potsdam.edu/cranelive.

Hot Country

MASSENA — The band Hot Country will perform Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2-6 p.m. at the VFW 1143, 101 W. Hatfield St. Public is welcome.

Small Town Ramblers

HEUVELTON — Amvets Post 1997, 107 State St., will host a dance featuring music by the Small Town Ramblers (former Pure Country Band) on Dec. 3 from 1-5 p.m. Cover: $5.

Sounds of the Season

WADDINGTON — The Waddington Historical Association will sponsor its final First Sundays Concert for 2023 on Dec. 3 starting at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's on Lincoln Avenue. The "Sounds of the Season" concert will feature Brianne, Josh, Makenzie, and Tyler, some of MWCS finest musical talent. The concert is free to the public. As part of a "Holiday Giving" project, the WHA will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items and/or money donations at the door to be presented to the Waddington Neighborhood Center.

Daisies meet

DEKALB — The Hermon-DeKalb Girl Scouts Daisies and Juniors meet Dec. 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. at DeKalb United Methodist Church, 4302 US Highway 11. HD Daisies (Kindergarten and 1st Grade Girls) and Juniors (4th and 5th Grade Girls) meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 3-4:30 PM at the church.

Tree lighting with Santa

DEKALB — The DeKalb Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities with Santa will be Dec. 3 from 4-6 p.m. at Gazebo Park, at the corner of County Route 17 & US Route 11. Santa and the HDCS Band and Chorus will kick off the Christmas season. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with music and the town Christmas Tree Lighting. Santa will then lead the way to the reception at the DeKalb Fire Hall where there will be hot cocoa, cookies, and goodies from Santa.

Jewish Food Festival

POTSDAM -- The Jewish Food Festival at Beth El Temple, 81 Market St., will be held Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The festival is a traditional fundraising event for the synagogue which uses the proceeds for kids' programming, a music festival, and other events. Festival will feature a wide variety of Jewish food dishes for sale, including matzoh ball soup, kugel, bagels, falafel, blintzes, potato latkes, baked goods, and breads. There will also be gifts for sale, a raffle and other activities. Info: www.potsdamsynagogue.org/ .

Heather’s Hope skate

NORFOLK — The Norfolk-Norwood Figure Skating Club will hold its 12th annual Skate for Heather’s Hope on Dec. 3, at the Dominic Zappia Community Center on Clinton Street. This event is held in memory of Heather Emlaw Planty. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; skating starts at 2 p.m. Proceeds go to Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund, to assist men and women fighting breast cancer in St. Lawrence, Franklin, Jefferson and Lewis counties. Watch local skaters demonstrate their skating abilities. 50/50, raffle baskets, hot food, and bake sale. No admission cost, donations accepted at the door.

Elves at work event

MASSENA – Liberty Utilities will host free family Christmas fun with crafts, face painting/tattoos, snacks and refreshments, Ugly Christmas Sweater contest and more at the Massena Moose Lodge, 4 Ames St., on Sunday, Dec. 3, 12-4 p.m. The Grinch will make an appearance with a little something for the "little ones." Crafts made by the children will go to elderly residents at the Farrar House in Malone and LBSH in Brasher.

Christmas concert

WADDINGTON — A Christmas concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at the historic St. Paul’s Church, 129 Lincoln Ave. The Christmas concert is the last of the fall concerts this year, hosted by Waddington Historical Association The concert is free; donations accepted.

Monday, Dec. 4

School board meets

DEKALB — Hermon-DeKalb Central School Board of Education meets Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the school library, 709 E. DeKalb Road. The meetings are open to the public. For more information contact the school at 315-347-3442.

Folk orchestra practice

POTSDAM — North Country Folk Orchestra, led by Gretchen Koehler and Barb Heller, is hosting rehearsals for its upcoming Dec. 6 concert. Beginning to advanced players who are “comfortable” on their instrument (strings, woodwinds, brass) are welcome to join. Rehearsals will take place on Mondays at 6-7:30 at the Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., on Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 6, Nov. 27, and Dec. 4. Cost: $50 for adults and $15 for children (under 18).

Scrapper screened

POTSDAM — Cinema 10 concludes the Fall 2023 season on Monday, Dec. 4 with a screening of Scrapper, a 2023 film from the United Kingdom directed by Charlotte Regan, at 7:15 p.m. in the Roxy Theater in Potsdam. Tickets are $5.50 general / $45 season or $4.50 student/senior / $35 season (season tickets are sharable). After 12-year-old Georgie’s mother dies, she spends her days alone in London, living in a world of whimsy. That is, until her estranged father suddenly shows up and throws her magical world into upheaval. Scrapper runs 84 minutes and is not rated. Info: https://www.cinema10.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Fire department meets

HERMON — Hermon Volunteer Fire Department Monthly Membership Meeting will be Dec. 5 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the station, 1650 County Road 21. The public is welcome.

Renaissance dance

MORRISTOWN - A Renaissance Christmas Dance will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of Grace Parish Center in Morristown with special guest performers Bells and Motley. The event is free, but admission tickets are required and available during regular business hours at the library, 200 Main St., Morristown. Although not required, participants are encouraged to break out their finest Victorian or Steampunk regalia for this unique mini RenFest.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Richville board meets

RICHVILLE — The Richville village board meets Dec. 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the village offices, 87 Main St. The public is welcome.

Folk concert, dance

POTSDAM — North Country Folk Orchestra, led by Gretchen Koehler and Barb Heller, is planning a concert and dance with a focus on waltzes on Dec. 6 from 6-7:30 at the Potsdam Public Library. The orchestra is an instrumental ensemble that plays a wide variety of fiddle tunes popular in the North Country of Northern New York including music from around the USA, Canada, British Isles and beyond.

Guided meditation

POTSDAM -- A free guided "recovery dharma" meditation meeting will be held at the Trillium Wellness Center, 42 1/2 Elm St., starting Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 6-7 p.m. Info: Pdamrecoverydharma@gmail.com.

Art grant webinar

POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence County Arts Council is hosting a free, informational webinar Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 12-1 p.m. to let municipal and community leaders know about state funding opportunities available for community-based arts projects. In addition, it will focus on the role of the arts in community, and provide information and inspiration to those who want to incorporate the arts into their communities. $100,000 in state funding is distributed to municipalities, libraries, 501(c)3 organizations, individual artists and collectives, for the purpose of arts programming like concerts, exhibitions, theatrical performances, readings, screenings, art classes, public art and more. Info: grants@slcartscouncil.org .

Poetry readings

CANTON -- St. Lawrence University's Poetry for Peace Series will host open poetry readings on Nov. 8 and Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. both days in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery. In-person, free, open to the public. All are welcome to recite a poem, or just listen along.

Make holiday decorations

OGDENSBURG — Create your own holiday decorations at Ogdensburg Public Library Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. for ages 8 and up. Paint Christmas tree bulbs to take home. Also, there are weekly take-home holiday crafts at the front desk, with a different craft each week.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Art Auction

POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam’s Holiday Art Auction will be Thursday, Dec. 7 in the Barrington Student Union Multipurpose Room. Preview is at 4:30 p.m. Auction begins at 5 p.m. The live auction includes art by students, faculty, staff, and community members, to benefit art students at SUNY Potsdam. Cash Bar and snacks available. Celebrity guest auctioneer will be Doyle Dean from North Country Public Radio. For more information, email Caroline Downing at downincj@potsdam.edu.

Friday, Dec. 8

Holiday Jazz night

CANTON – The Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 1/2 E. Main St., serving North Country is hosting a festive Holiday Jazz Night and Coffee Bar on Friday, Dec. 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Local musicians John Danis will be on vocals and electric wind instruments, the Rev. James Galasinski on bass, Steve Manders on drums, and Tim Savage on piano. Free and open to the public. The coffee bar will include café americano, espresso, decaf coffee, various teas and herbals, and hot chocolate.

Tracer James performs

POTSDAM — Steel guitarist Tracer James will perform holiday favorites at Treasure’s Cove Thrift and Gift Store, 22 Market St., on Friday, Dec. 8 from 6-8 p.m. There will be refreshments and extended shopping hours.

Pro Musica concert

OGDENSBURG — Ogdensburg’s Pro Musica is presenting its annual Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church at the corner of Ford and Franklin streets. The eclectic song list will appeal to the young and old alike. Donations are accepted at the door; $5 is suggested, but any free will offering would be welcome. The proceeds are used to purchase new music and to donate scholarships to neighboring schools to students. Info: Viviane Roach at (315) 869-6123.

Woodcock and Koehler

CANTON -- The TAUNY Center on Main Street will host a new season of its Fiddling Bear Concerts, featuring Don Woodcock and Gretchen Koehler, Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. Admission: $15. For two decades, champion fiddlers Don Woodcock & Gretchen Koehler have traveled the region playing the Old Time jigs, reels, waltzes and polkas that have been enjoyed by fiddle fans for generations.

Winter Wonderland mixer

POTSDAM — Join SLC Arts at their Winter Wonderland Mixer on Friday, Dec. 8 from 7-10:30 p.m. Support arts programming across the North Country with a night of music, poetry, and drinks at the SLC Arts temporary storefront located at 45 Market Street in Potsdam. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at slcartscouncil.org/wintermixer. Pre-sale event tickets are $8 or can be purchased at the door for $10. Purchase a make-and-take art activity add-on ticket for an additional $8 pre-sale (or $10 at the door). This event is 18+, with a 21+ cash bar.

KC Karaoke

HEUVELTON — Amvets Post 1997, 107 State St., will host KC Karaoke Dec. 8 from 6-9 p.m. No cover.

Organ concert

CANTON — St. Lawrence University presents an Office of the Chaplain Christmas music organ concert Friday, Dec. 8 at 12:15 p.m. at Gunnison Memorial Chapel featuring Ad Hoc Singers with Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, organ. Info: 315-229-5630 or chapel@stlawu.edu .

Snowman wreaths

WADDINGTON — The Gallery at Lake Saint Lawrence Arts, 14 Main St., will host a “Snowman Wreath Workshop" with Melissa Gettman on Friday, Dec. 8. Cost: $45. All materials provided. Pre-register to get a seat. Call 315-388-3033 or email: lakesaintlawrencearts@gmail.com.

Fish-fry dinner

HAMMOND — Hammond Fire and Rescue will host its next pre-order fish fry–chicken tender dinner Friday, Dec. 8 from 5-6 p.m. Take-out only. Menu: hand battered breaded fish or chicken tenders, coleslaw, a fresh baked roll, choice of homemade mac and cheese or French fries, or both, for $14. Chicken tender dinners are $11. Pre-order: 315-783-2396. Pick up between 5-6 p.m., at the fire station located at 300 Lake St.

Cornhole tournament

CANTON — Bsp. McEntegart Assembly 707 will host a corn hole tournament Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at the K of C Hall, 30 Miner St. The single elimination tournament will be between 20 teams. Registration: $10 per team member. First place wins $100, second $50 and third $25. No alcohol allowed. Snack bar available.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Karaoke with Crusaders

NORFOLK — Karaoke with the North Country Crusaders will be held at the American Legion, 2 E. High St., on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 7-10 p.m. to raise money to support the homeless shelter and Community Center project for St. Lawrence County. There will be a live auction, 50/50 and wine pull. Food will be provided. Admission is $15. Limited seating. Reserve tickets: 315-268-1380.

Pet photos with Santa

POTSDAM — Pet photos with Santa will be offered at the Potsdam Agway, 14 Pine St., on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Photos cost a $10 donation. All of the proceeds support the Potsdam Humane Society.

Pancakes with Santa

MASSENA — Massena First United Methodist Church, 189 Main St., will host a free Pancakes with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. There will be gifts, crafts. RSVP to Fae Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 315-769-8036. Limited to the first 120 people.

Hammered dulcimer

CANTON — The TAUNY Center will host the classes Hammered Dulcimer I and II with Dan Duggan on Oct. 21, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. Beginners from 10-11:30 a.m., past beginners from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration required. Instruments provided. Cost: $10. https://tauny.org/

Holiday Open House

OGDENSBURG - The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to its Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. Guests can enjoy the festive decorations, gallery exhibits, live holiday music, local vendors, and discounts in the Museum Shop. From 11 to 1, local singer and songwriter Jaynie Trudell will perform in the Museum’s Tiffany Room. Jayne plays country blues, classic rock, and folk music. North Country Connections Orchestra will follow, playing Christmas favorites and the opportunity for a sing a long from 2 to 4 p.m. Gift shop open, raffle tickets available.

Christmas cookie sale

LISBON — The First Congregational Church, 9226 Five Mile Road, will hold its annual Christmas cookie sale Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m.-noon. Dozens of varieties of delicious, homemade Christmas cookies will be available for your choosing. The cookies will be sold by the pound.

Holiday food sale

NORFOLK — The Parish of the Visitation and St. Raymonds Altar & Rosary Society will host a holiday food sale (take-out only) on Dec. 9 at the Father Amyot Parish Center, 3 Morris St., from 9 a.m.-noon. Items include cookies, candy, Spanish Rice, ziti, mac & cheese and more.

Grand opening

HAMMOND — Grand opening and open house of the new Al & Illeane Ames Youth Outdoor Education Center at the Black Lake Fish & Game Club, 1 Gilmour Rd., will be Saturday, Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m. Ceremony at 2 p.m., light refreshments, door prizes, one-day only special 2024 membership pricing, donor tree recognition leaves, shirts and more. Indoor archery range with youth & adult leagues, DryFire indoor trap simulator. Blfga.org.

Bootleggers Ball

OGDENSBURG — A Bootleggers Ball will be held at the Ogdensburg Elks Lodge Saturday, Dec. 9, from 6-11 p.m. The Lodge will be transformed into a 1920’s Speakeasy. Another Fine Mess, will play from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m..Appetizers, cash bar. Pre-purchase $10 tickets at the Lodge. For more information: er@ogdensburgelks.com or 315-393-5430

Pet Photos with Santa

POTSDAM — ‘Pet Photos with Santa’ will be held at Potsdam Agway Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For a $10 donation to the Potsdam Humane Society, your pet can strike a pose for the camera..Receive a digital keepsake of your pet's Santa encounter.

Holidays in the Hamlet

LISBON — Lisbon's annual Holidays in the Hamlet will feature village-wide events on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with the main venue at the Lisbon Town Hall. Annual events include Breakfast with Santa at the Lisbon Fire Department, Christmas Cookie Sale by the White Church, Christmas Village Silent Auction hosted by the Lisbon Depot Museum Dept 57, live entertainment at the Town Hall, lunch and craft show at the American Legion, hot chocolate and bake sale at the Town Hall, a special showing of the Polar Express at the Museum, FD Auxiliary Memory Tree Lighting, Christmas trees and greens sale at the Town Hall, caroling, singing and rides along the street. More activities are being added.

Craft and vendor show

LISBON — The second annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Show hosted by the LCS Drama Show at the Lisbon Central School, 6866 County Route 10, will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in conjunction with the Holiday in the Hamlet event. More than 25 crafters & vendors will be selling items in the cafeteria surrounded by a festive atmosphere filled with holiday music, caroling by the LCS Chorus, children's activities and special guests. Gift wrapping services will be available for purchased items with an in kind donation.

Christmas bazaar, food

WEST STOCKHOLM — West Stockholm United Methodist Church, 36 County Route 57, will have a Christmas Bazaar and Food Sale on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Christmas decorations, gifts and a good assortment of food items.

Breakfast with Santa

WADDINGTON — Waddington American Legion Auxiliary 420 will host a Breakfast with Santa Dec. 9 at the Post on Fenton Street from 8-10 a.m. $3 for children under 5 years, 6 years and above $7. Pictures taken with Santa and vendors at the Town Hall.

Frozen Foote Race

CANTON — Frozen Foote 2023 Race Series starts Dec. 9. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. with a starting time of 10:30 a.m. from the circle by Newell Field House on the St. Lawrence University campus. Race fee will be $10 for the series and $4 for an individual race. Walkers encouraged to begin early so everyone is off the course before noon. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. This is a 4 mile out-and-back route along Miner Street Road.

Chemistry Magic Show

POTSDAM — Clarkson University Professor Jim Peploski will again bring his exciting experiments, known as “Dr. Jim’s Chemistry Magic Show,” to the community on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. in Room 360 of Clarkson’s Science Center. The show, targeted to children and great fun for all ages, will benefit the Potsdam Holiday Fund. Each family or individual attending is asked to bring one new, unwrapped toy or gift to donate to the fund, which provides new toys, clothing, boots and food to families and senior citizens in need in Potsdam, Madrid, Hopkinton, Nicholville, Brasher Falls, Chase Mills, Fort Jackson, West Stockholm and Winthrop. Monetary contributions are also welcome in lieu of a purchased gift. Peploski's “Miracles, Magic and Mayhem” show will feature 10 to 15 demonstrations, including a free sample of ice cream made by using liquid nitrogen.

Amvets meet

HEUVELTON — Amvets Post 1997, 107 State St., will hold a meeting Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.

Christmas trivia

CANTON — A Christmas themed trivia night will be held Dec. 9 at St. Mary's Parish Center Gym, 2 Powers St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., trivia starts at 6 p.m. Age 21+. Childcare provided. Cost is $20 a person and includes 2 alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, or seltzer), 2 slices of pizza, popcorn & chips. Non-alcoholic beverages included. Teams of 4-6 players. Single players welcome and will be placed with a team. Door prizes and grand prize. Call 315-386-2543 for more info or to sign your team up or visit www.CantonCatholics.com/trivia.