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3/2/2015 Wheel Thrown Pottery

This class is for 10-14 years of age:

Hand building and all the basic skills needed for wheel throwing.While individual students throwing on the wheel, other students can work on hand-built coil pots, so each student will have the opportunity to do both. By the end of the three class series, students will have at least 5 finished pieces to take home. Sponsored by SLC Arts, held in classroom 229(second floor), 41 Elm St. ( Old Snell Hall) Potsdam. Classes run March 2,3, & 6 from 3-5pm. Ages 10-14: Members $82/ Nonmembers $97. For more information or to register online, visit and Classes. To register over the phone,please call 315-265-6860.

This class is for 14-Adult

Learn the basic skills needed for wheel throwing including clay preparation, proper wedging techniques, centering clay on the wheel, throwing outer and inner wqalls of a vessel and trimming and glazing. Each student will bring home a t least 6 beautiful finished pieces. Sponsored by the SLC Arts, held in classroom 229 (second floor) 41 Elm St. (Old Snell Hall) Potsdam. Classes run March 2,3,& 6 from 6-9pm. Ages 14-Adult. Cost is Members $111 / Nonmembers $133. For more information or to register online, visit>Events and Classes. To register over the phone, please call 315-265-6860.

3/4/2015 Pete the Cat Party- Canton Free Library

Deadline to sign up is March 9th.

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are invited tojoin us on Tuesday, March 10 from 3-4 pm for a fun program featuring Pete the Cat books, a game, and a cool craft! As Pete says, "It's all good!" Call 386-3712 ext. 4 or email by the morning of the 9th to register children for this free event.

3/4/2015 Chair Caning Workshop

Learn how to create a caned chair seat with seasoned instructor Carl Stickney. the workshop fee is $48 for historical association members and $58 for nonmembers. Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Caning materials are included in the cost of the workshop; additional supplies to bring from home are: scissors, awl, paring knife, a few clothespins, rag and a small water container.

This workshop is 3 consecutive Wednesday evenings, March 4th, 11th & 18th from 7-9pm.

For more information, contact 315-386-8133 or email

3/7/2015 SLC Arts Celebrates with Art Jam

SLC Arts members and area residents are invited to a special event celebrating localartists and the arts in the North Country. This year's annual "Art Jam" is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the fully wheelchair-accessible Best Western University Inn, located at 90 East Main St. in Canton.

While mingling, guests will enjoy appetizers and a cash bar catered by Best Western. Live music will be provided by local musicians. Thoughout the evening, artwork and art classes, donated by local artists, will be auctioned to benefit SLC Arts. This event is free andopen to the public, donations welcome. For complete event details and a listing of art auction items, such as pottery, jewelry, and music lessons, visit Jam or contact SLC Arts at 315-265-6860

3/7/2015 Get Started with Guitar

Get comfortable with your guitar! This overview class will go over how to hold your guitar, strings and tuning, picking, playing basic chords and chord changes, and reading notes. There may also be some time at the end for questions. A full handout will be provided. Sponsored by SLC Arts, held in Dance Studio,rm. 230 (second floor), 41 Elm St. (Old Snell Hall) Potsdam. 1:00 to 3:00pm.  Cost for members $19/ non-members $24. For more information or to regiester online, visit>Events and Classes. To register over the phone, please call 315-265-6860.

3/7/2015 Introduction to Constructive Drawing

Students will be introduced to 1 and 2 point perspective, drawing cuboids, cylinders and cubes transparently in perspective. Basic measuring techniques will be taught. These concepts will be applied by drawing a simple still life with two or three objects transparently. Materials list will be provided. Sponsored by the SLC Arts, held in craft classroom 229, (second floor) 41 Elm St. (Old Snell Hall) Potsdam. Cost is Members $29 / Non-members $36. 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  For more information or to register online, visit> Events and Classes. To register over the phone, please call 315-265-6860.

3/10/2015 Women's Business Bootcamp Luncheon

Information about the US Postal Service's Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) service and how you can tailor it to your business'  specific marketing needs. The day will include a buffet luncheon and a Mini-Marketplace in the morning and afternoon where women in business can sell their products/services as well as network with other women business owners.

Held at SUNY Canton Miller Campus Center from 11:00am to 2:30pm. Cost of $30 per person( includes networking, buffet luncheon, speaker and mini marketplace display) Payable to SUNY Canton Research Foundation and mail to SUNY Canton SBDC, Wicks Hall Rm. 023, Canton, NY 13617. For more information call 315-386-7312

3/14/2015 2nd Saturday Children's Program

Many modern St. Lawrence County residents can trace their roots to Irish immigrants and most towns in the county at one time had "Irish Settlements" where the immigrants lived. While there were Irish settlers in the county by the early 1800's, there was huge influx in the 1840s due to the Irish Patato Famine.

Learn about St. Lawrence County's Irish heritage at 11am on Saturday, March 14 at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, located at 3 E. Main St., Canton. This is another in the SLCHA's series of fun and free monthly educational programs for kids ages 4-10, and their parents or caregivers. 

3/19/2015 Discussion On Homeschooling

A discussion about the logistics and legalities of homeschooling will be followed by a Deep Root Center question and answer session. Deep Root Center provides the environment, resources and support for young people who choose to live andlearn without school. Held at 17 Main St., 2nd Fl., Canton from 12noon to 2pm. For more information email  

3/21/2015 Musical Showcase Featuring the Best of the North Country

Join us for a musical showcase featuring the best of North County talent, including TimeLine, Grass Transit, We Build Tomorrow, Kickin Country Cloggers and the Akins Family. It is a fundraiser event to support projects for local youth. Admission $7. Held at the Norwood-Norfolk HS Auditorium at 7pm.

3/21/2015 Screenprinting Class

Three part clas- March 21 (10am to noon) March 28 (10am to 1pm) April 11 (1pm to 4pm)

During the first class, students will learn how to make and stretch their own screens from scratch. During the second class, the creative work of making screen stencils begins. Participants will use screen blocker and drawing fluid to create their own individual designs for printing on paper and cloth. This class will also cover troubleshooting printing problems, reclaiming screens and repairing screens. Materials list will be provided. Registration and pre-payments required. To register or for more information: Call 315-265-6860 or go to>Events and Classes. Sponsored by SLC Arts Council. Cost is $110 for members/ $130 for non members.

3/28/2015 Fermented Foods: Making Kimchi & Sauerkraut

As part of a continuing series of Nutritious Delicious (and Cheap!) cooking seminars, an upcoming Local Living Venture workshop will share how to create fermented foods in your own home. It is a hands-on workshop designed to show simple and inexpensive ways to promote the use of natural probiotics in the diet. Please RSVP for location in Canton. 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  $27 donation, $50 discount for a couple, $15 for students, partial scholarships available. Contact 315-347-4223 or to reserve your spot.

3/28/2015 Peter Rabbit in the Park

Peter Rabbit in the Park, sponsored by the Canton Chamber of Commerce, St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton Student Activities will be held on March 28th in the Canton Pavilion, outer Lincoln St.,Canton. The cake walk, games and photos with Peter Rabbit will start at 12:00noon. The egg hunt will start at 1:00pm. Two sections, one for children 4 and under, the other for ages 5&6.Older children will be able to play the games and activities provided by the college students and the cake walk sponsored by the Chamber. The cake walk is .50 per walk.

Each child will be able to gather a dozen eggs each, if there are eggs left, children will be able to go back and gather more. All eggs must be opened at the event, there are prize slips in a number of the eggs in each section. Students will help the children, no parents are permitted in the sectioned areas.

For more information, call the Chamber office at 386-8255

3/28/2015 Pruning Your Apple Trees & Other Orchard Furits

Join the Local Living Venture and farmer David Rice at a local Orchard to learn a few tips for caring for fruit trees. Participants can take these new skills home and begin work on their own trees before it is too late in the season for pruning. Must RSVP for location. 10:00am to 12:00 noon. Donation of $22, $40 couple, $10 student. Contact 315-347-4223 or 

3/30/2015 Spring Break Workshops

Spring Break Workshops at Deep Root Center March 30-April 2

Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning will once again offer workshops at the Center in downtown Canton during SpringBreak, 9:00am to 3:15pm each day. Youth between the ages of 5-16 can sign up for all four or individual days. Local community members will offer workshops ranging from music and art, to hands- on- projects  and creations. Space is limited; registration begins March 9th. To find the detailed schedule please visit Contact Maria or 315-244-3034. DRC is located at 17 Main St. on the 2nd floor.