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4/1/2015 Learn How to Sew

Anyone new to sewing will benefit from another of the ongoing hands-on sessions entitled "Learn How to Sew"-Increase Your Sewing Skills- A Make and Take" being offered by the Local Living Venture and Marcia Cox. Held at the Potsdam Community Room, Potsdam,NY (RSVP for directions or sewing machine loaner, walk-in's welcome) $20 general, $35 couple, $10 student, scholarships/reduced rate available in advance. 315-347-4223, LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com, www.LocalLivingVenture.org  6:30pm to 8:00pm


4/1/2015 Food Entrepreneur Workshop

Current or potential food entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend a workshop entitled, "Get Your Food Business off the Ground and Growing" being offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County on April 8th. This event is fairly unique in the State and will be worth traveling a distance toattend for anyone seriously considering opening a food-processing based business. This program is supported in part by the Local Living Venture in Canton. The program fee is $65 and there is a registration deadline of April 1. For more information see "Events" at www.ccesaratoga.org or contact Diane Whitten at Cornell Cooperative Extension, dwhitten@cornell.edu or at 518-885-8995.


4/3/2015 Art Exhibit

" The Trees of St. Lawrence County" is a collection of Gouverneur artist Paula RWL Towne's beautiful large-scale mixed media paintings of trees, most of which are painted, carved and burned into wood. The exhibit will run from April 3-May 20 at the SLC Arts Gallery at Town Hall, 18 Elm St., Potsdam.

There will be an opening night reception on Friday, April 10 from 5-7 pm. The exhibit is free & open to the public; wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit www.slcartscouncil.org or call 315-265-6860.


4/6/2015 Wheel Thrown Pottery

Wheel Thrown Pottery for Ages 10-14    April 6,7,10  3:00pm- 5:00pm    April 8,15,22    3:00pm - 5:00pm

Hand-building and all the basic skills needed for wheel throwing. While Isaac is tutoring 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 a least 5 finished pieces to take home. Visit facebook.com/IsaacJudePottery for examples of Isaac's work. Students should be beginners or intermediate students with fewer than 20 hurs of experience. Materials included.  Members of SLC Arts Council $82 Non-Members $97  Held at 41 Elm St. (Old Snell Hall) Potsdam

Wheel Thrown Pottery  April 6,7,10   6:00pm - 9:00pm   April 8,15,22   6:00pm-9:00pm

Isaac will guide students through all the basic skills needed for wheel throwing including clay preparation, proper wedging techniques, cintering clay on the wheel, throwing outer and inner walls of a vessel, and trimming and glazing. Each student will bring home a least 6 beautiful finished pieces. Visit facebook.com/IsaacJudePottery for examples of Isacc's work. Students should be beginners or intermediate students with fewer than 20 hours of experience. Materials included.  Members: $111 Non-Member: $133

For more information or to register, visit www.slcartscouncil.org--.Events and Classes, or call 315-265-6860


4/11/2015 Childrens Program at Canton Free Library

"All About Transportation" - Children of all ages are invited to join us at the Canton Free Library from 10am to 12pm for a free, fun program of stories and crafts. Children will also receive a free book to take home! This event, presented by Kappa Kappa Gamma at St. Lawrence University, is open to the public and no registration is needed. Call 386-3712 x 4 or email vwhite@ncls.org for more information.


4/11/2015 2nd Saturday Children's Program

Are you interested in learning about Native American heritage in the North Country? Do you enjoy music and dancing? Then join us for Iroquois Songs and Dance at 11am at the Second Saturday Children's Program at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House. This is another in the SLCHA's series of fun and free monthly educational programs for kids aged 4-10, and their parents or caregivers.


4/12/2015 Civil War Round Table

Pivot Point at Appomattox at next Civil War Round Table, General Lee and General Grant met in a farmhouse at Appomattox Court House to discuss the surrender terms which effictively ended the American Civil War. Held at St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House at 2pm. 3East Main St., Canton. For more information visit www.slcha.org.


4/12/2015 Kick It For a Cause- Fundraiser

Enjoy an afternoon of fitness and fun for a great cause! On Sunday, April 12th, from 12-3pm, the 4th annual -Kick it for a Cause- event will take place at St. Lawrence Universitys Newell Field House. this years cause will raise awareness for Epilepsy and honor Jadian Andrews. Jadian is a 9 year old girl from Postdam diagnosed with Landau-Kleffner syndrome, a rare form of Epilepsy that causes a progressive loss of speech and nighttime seizures.

The Kick it for Jadian fundraiser event will feature a rotating schedule of Zumba, Tabata interval workouts and yoga (for adults and children)! Aside from a full day of fitness, there also will be children's activities (with prizes), pizza and snacks, a 50-50 raffle and a silent auction. Along with raising money for the families travel expenses, the Andrews family would like people to join them in raising awareness for Epilepsy through learning about the different faces of the disease. For more information, contact Julie Johnson at 315-229-5095 or cce@stlawu.edu 


4/14/2015 Kids Event at Canton Free Library

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are invited to join us on Tuesday, April 14 from 3-4 pm for a fun program featuring Mo Willem's Elephant and Piggie books, a game, and a cool craft! Call 386-3712 x4 or email vwhite@ncls.org by the morning of the 13th to register children for this free event.


4/25/2015 Antique & Artisan Show and Sale

Looking for a good home for an antique or collectible that you are ready to part with? Consider making a donation to the St. Lawrence County Historical Association's silent auction, which is just one part of  the SLCHA's  25th Annual Antique & Artisan Show and Sale  from 10am to 4pm at Canton's McKenney Middle School, 99 State St.

Enter for a chance to win the fabulous full-sized "Courthouse Steps" quilt. The quilt, made of mainly Civil War era reproduction fabrics. 

For more information on the event call 315-386-8133 or email  info@slcha.org


4/30/2015 St. Lawrence County Reuse Training

A gathering for decision makers, municipal staff, businesses, nonprofit organizations, community activists, schools and others interested in sharing and learning about reuse programs and the role reuse plays in reducing waste and benefiting our communities. Held from 9am to 2pm at the Human Services Center, 2nd Floor Conference Center at 80 St. Hwy 310, Canton. Sponsored by the Northeast Recycling Council.