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7/1/2014 Nature Walk at Massena Nature Center

Come on a guided hour long nature walk every morning during the first week of July. The North Country explodes in color and sounds. Enjoy the beauty of nature in summer. Meet at the trailhead at the Massena Nuture Center. Free event for all ages. Bug spray and closed toed shoes are recommended. Located at 19 Robinson Bay Road, 9am to 10am. The Massena Nature Center is located at the Robert Moses State Park.


7/1/2014 Free Nature Craft for Kids

Free Nature Craft for Kids from 10 to 11:30am to celebrate Independence week. Each day is a different theme and activity.

Tues, July1: Track Books   Wed., July 2: Fish Prints    Thur., July 3: Patriotic Painted Rocks    Fri., July 4: Leaf Printed Flags

Meet under the big white tent at the Nature Center in Massena,19 Robinson Bay Rd. Class size is limited, call ahead to reserve space 315-705-5022.


7/3/2014 Wild Medicinals Workshop

There are many plants growing wild in the North Country that have medicinal and helaing properties. Come to Postwood Park in Hannawa Falls from 1-3pm to learn about the plants growing in your backyard. This event is geared towards adults and families, but all are welcome. Please come prepared to spend time outdoors (maybe pack some sunscreen!) and learn about the healing treasures hiding in plain sight all around you! Sponsored by Nature Up North, for more information call 315-229-5704 or email info@natureupnorth.org  


7/4/2014 Free Kids Craft At Robert Moses Campground

Make "Firework Art", kids under 5 need to be assisted by parents. Class size is limited, please call ahead to reserve space 315-705-5022. Event is located at Robert Moses Long Sault Campground Pavilion from 2pm to 4pm.


7/5/2014 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic Cookout

2nd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic Cookout at Robert Moses State Park Nature Center. Bring your favorite stuffed bear and join in a cookout over the outdoor firepit. Hot dogs, chips, drinks and s'mores- that you cook yourself. $5/family donation. All food provided. Bears eat free! Meet at the firepit. Event goes from 12pm to 2pm.


7/5/2014 Free Kids Craft

Kids can make straw paintings to celebrate Independence Day! Kids under 5 need parental assistance. Call ahead to reserve space, class size is limited, 315-705-5022. All materials provided free of charge. Held at the Robert Moses State Park Long Sault Campround Pavilion from 3pm to 4pm.


7/6/2014 Norwood Village Green Concert Series

Tony DeSare with The All Star Big Band under the direction of Wally Siebel, 7pm  - A performance of the All Star Big Band with guest artist, comoposer/pianist/singer Tony Desare. The concert begins at 7pm. Tony DeSare has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, The Atlanta, Detroit, Boston Symphony Orchestras, the Rochester Philharmonic and many more. He is a triple threat and a national Yamaha artist. For further information consult the series website: norwoodvillagegreenconcertseries.org 


7/9/2014 Norwood Village Green Concert Series

The Susquehanna String Band, 7pm -  The series continues with the Susquehanna String Band at 7pm. Well-known for their individual and combined musical endeavors, Rick Bunting, Dan Duggan and John Kirk have partnered to from the Susquehanna String Band several decades ago and have continued to champion their music to audiences of all ages. For further information consult the series website: norwoodvillagegreenconcertseries.org 


7/9/2014 Freshwater Stream Sampling Paddle

Come take a canoe paddle on the Little River and learn how scientists test and monitor the quality of freshwater lakes and streams. You will even have the opportunity to take a kit home with you to test the health of that pond in your backyard, the stream running through your woods or even the drinking water that comes from your faucet! Meet at the Wachtmeister Field Station, Canton from 1-3pm. For details see www.natureupnorth.org 


7/10/2014 47th Annual Potsdam Summer Festival

The 47th Annual Potsdam Summer festival with lots of activities- main stage music, vendors, craft show, car show, kids games, outdoor movie, and more. Events run from July 10th at noon to July 12th, downtown Potsdam and Save A Lot Parking Lot. For more information visit www.potsdamchamber.com 


7/10/2014 Natural Tie-Dye Workshop

It may be hard to fathom, but we didn't always use chemicals to dye fabrics. For thousands of years people used plants, roots and berries to  dye cotton, muslin, linen, silk and other fabrics. Join us and explore natural plant dyes that can be found in your backyard. Bring a cotton T-shirt to tie-dye. Not only does it give you a new appreciation for Mother Nature, but it's also a free and fun way to get crafty and explore your creative side. Meet at the Wachtmeister  Field Station, Canton from 1-3pm.

From 7:30pm to 9pm- Join us for an evening of storytelling with local story teller Paul Hetzler. Sit by the flames and roast s'mores while listening to traditional adirondack, Native American and original stories. You are sure to be both entertained and amused. For more information visit www.natureupnorth.org 


7/10/2014 How to Create Your Own Stress Relief

There will be a series of three workshops entitled Mond & Body Centered Anxiety & Stree Relief, sharing "do it yourself techniques that participants will learn to reduce stress and anxiety for a more peaceful and enjoyable life. They will be offered as separate sessions or as a package of three consecutive Thursday in July. (July 10, 17, & 24) from 6:30pm to 8pm for $15 per session or $40 for all three, located in the Potsdam Community Room, Civic Center, Potsdam. Pre-registration is suggested but not required on a first come, first served basis. For more information or RSVP for details: 315-347-4223 or LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com 

The Local Living Venture is pleased to join with Kathy Montan, a Body-Centered Expressive Therapist in private practice, to offer these sessions for individuals interested in gaining a well rounded knowledge of personal health issues and tools related to stress and anxiety.


7/10/2014 Summer Reading Program

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Canton Free Library offers the Dancing Bear Puppet Theater proudly presenting Aesop's tale, "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse". This free, all-ages program will take place at the First Presbyterian Church on Park Place at 2:00pm in Canton. No registration is necessary. Call Valerie at the library at 386-3712 ext. 4 for more information. 

Note: Enter the Canton Free Library's Summer Reading Program Pet Show! Must be registered by July 24th. Children 12 and under may register pets for this fun event. All pets will receive a ribbon and their child will win a prize. Show is July 31st at 2pm, with animals arriving by 1:50pm. Held in the Canton Village Park, weather permitting. In the event of rain, we'll be in the Fellowship Room of the First Presbyterian Church. Rules are posted at the library and on notice boards around Canton. Call Valerie at 386-3712 ext. 4 or email vwhite@ncls.org for more information and to register pets.


7/11/2014 Nature Center Campfire Cooking

Join the Massena Nature Center for Campfire Cooking every Friday night in July. Make a delicious treat over the firepit. Fun for all ages! $1/person donation. All supplies provided. Meet at the firepit. Time of event 6:30pm to 8pm. Dates July 11, July 18, and July 25.


7/12/2014 Let's Get Birdy!

Learn about habitats, migration and what makes a bird a bird. Using iPad apps and bird"Identi-flyers" hear different bird calls. Take a guided hike and using apps and /or guide books, identify the types of birds found on the trails. Closed toed-shoes and bug spray is recommended. Sponsored by the Robert Moses State Park, 19 Robinson Bay Rd., meet at the Nature Center Trailhead, 1pm to 3pm. This is part of the Jr. Earth Keepers- a free nature club for children 5-12 yrs old. For more information call 315-705-5022.


7/13/2014 Norwood Village Green Concert Series

Harpeth Rising  7pm- The series continues with a performance by the banjo/violin/cello trio Harpeth Rising at 7pm. Named for the small but powerful river in Tennessee, Harpeth Rising creates original songs that layer lush instrumental arrangements with rich harmonies and powerful lyrics. For further information consult the series website: norwoodvillagegreenconcertseries.org  


7/17/2014 Norwood Village Green Concert Series

Sultans of String 7pm - Series continues at 7pm with Sultans of String. 2010 JUNO Award nominees and "Canada's ambassadors of musical diversity", Sultans of String present to their audiences their global sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and Gypsy-jass, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. For further information consult the series website: norwoodvillagegreenconcertseries.org 


7/17/2014 Summer Reading Program

The Canton Free Library invites you to "Books at the Beach" at Taylor Park. There will be stories, a water fight, a Storywalk, hula hoops, bubbles, and lots of fun! Everyone should wear beach clothes for the water games and we encourage you to stay after the program to swim and play with library friends! Meet at 2:00pm on the grass to the right of the Taylor Park Beach on Miner Street in Canton. No Registration is necessary. If it's raining, the program will not be held. Call Valerie at the library at 386-3712 ext. 4 for more information.

Note: Click on the July 17th posting for info on entering the Pet Show on July 31st. Register by July 24th.


7/21/2014 Curious George Visits Canton Free Library

Curious George will visit the Canton Free Library  at 10:00am. Children are invited to listen to a story, meet Curious George and have their picture taken with the beloved monkey! Each family in attendance will receive a free book courtesy of WPBS in Watertown. Bring your camera and join us in the downstairs community room. Call Valerie at 386-3712 x 4 for info. 


7/22/2014 Norwood Village Green Concert Series

The Gibson Brothers  7pm- The series continues with the North Country's gift to the world of bluegrass music, the Gibson Brothers at 7pm. The Gibson Brothers are recipients of every major award given by the International Bluegrass Association, including Entertainers of theYear in both 2012 and 2013. For further information consult the series website: norwoodvillagegreenconcertseries.org


7/24/2014 Norwood Village Green Concert Series

Martha Gallagher and Harper's Delight  7pm- The series presents the Adirondack Harpist Martha Gallagher at 7pm. Celebrating her 25th anniversary season as The Adirondack Harpist, Martha Gallagher will be accompanied by Brian Melick, percussion and Susan Grimm Hanley, flute. For further information consult the series website: norwoodvillagegreenconcertseries.org


7/24/2014 Summer Reading Program

The Canton Free Library will present a fun and exciting show by the Sock Rockerz! This colorful, silly and sparkly  children's band from Nashville features live singing, audience participation, fun dances, a funky DJ booth, hand puppets and a little magic! This free program will take place in the Fellowship Room of the First Presbyterian Church. No registration is necessary. Call Valerie at the library at 386-3712 ext.4 for more information. 2:00pm.

Note: Click on the July 17th posting for more information to enter the Pet Show. Today is the last day to register! The Show is July 31st at 2pm.


7/27/2014 Norwood Village Green Concert Series

Jamcrackers  7pm- The series presents The Jamcrackers with Dan Duggan, Peggy Lynn and Dan Berggren at 7pm. The Jamcrackers have been writing and performing original and traditional music of the Adirondack Mountains since 1993 on individual and collaborative projects. For further information consult the series website: norwoodvillagegreenconcertseries.org


7/31/2014 Norwood Village Green Concert Series

The Brass Firemen  7pm- The series presents The Brass Firemen at 7pm. Experience a north country musical tradition that has been developed and nutured since the 1870's. Enjoy a hometown concert given by the Norwood Fire Department Band AKA The Norwood Brass Firemen. For futher information consult the series website: norwoodvillagegreenconcertseries.org