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10/16/2014 SLCHA Brown Bag Lunch

Curious about the days of passenger train service in St. Lawrence County? Interested in old postcards from Northern New York? Join us for Trains and Trolleys of St. Lawrence County, a power presentation by Fred Rollins at the next Patricia Harrington Carson Brown Bag Lunch program at noon, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton. Brown Bag Lunches are free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA.


10/16/2014 Deep Root Center Third Thursday Info Session

If you know of a youth who is unhappy, disengaged, vulnerable or struggling in their current schooling situation, plan on joining Deep Root Center staff and board members to learn how this unique educational option in downtown Canton can support their choice to leave school. A discussion about parental advocacy will be followed by a Question and Answer period. Contact Maria - 244-3034 - email: deeprootcenter@gmail.com  or  www.deeprootcenter.org. The Deep Root Center is located at 17 MainSt., 2nd Floor, Canton. Time of session is 12 - 2pm.


10/18/2014 Painting with Wilson Bickford

Cost for Wilson Bickford Workshops is $45 members of the Frederic Remington Museum/ non members $50. Held in the Kid's Place (Eva Caten Remington Education Center) at 323 Washington St., Ogdensburg,NY 13669 gtom 10am to 2pm. Workshop will be Autumn Meadow. For information call 393-2425.


10/18/2014 Potsdam Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Held in the 18 Elm St. Potsdam Town Hall Community Room from 7am to 11am. Cost is $6 adults, $5 for seniors or students w/ID. Children under 5 are free. Menu includes: All you can eat pancakes, with select add-ins such as bluberries or chocolate chips. French toast with a selection of toppings like real maple syrup or butter, scrambled eggs, sausage links, coffee, tea, orange juice, milk and cocoa. For more information contact meballoukiwanis@yahoo.com 


10/18/2014 Indian Dinner Benefit

An Indian Dinner to benefit the community group the Local Living Venture is happening at the First Presbyterian Church in Potsdam (located on Elm St. at Lawrence Ave.) The menu includes: moong daal (yellow lentil soup) fried rice, mixed vegetable curry, potato curry, cucumber raita (yogurt and cucumber with exotic spices), and halwa (sweet grain pudding.) Vegan options are available upon request. There is a suggested donation of $12 per person, with children 12 and under half-price, and under 5 years old are free. Checks may be made out to the Local Living Venture. There is a prepaid seating option for 5:15 and 6:15 dining times or hungry diners can pay at the door at either 5:30 or 6:30pm. Food will be served until 7:30pm or until it is gone.The prepaid seating option is reserved in advance by using PayPal on the Local Living Venture website: www.SustainableLivingProject.net/benefit-rsvp 


10/18/2014 Fall Clean Up Day

Come out and join in our community Fall clean Up Day. Everyone, all ages, are welcome and needed. This is a great opportunity to perform a community service while getting outdoors in nature. We need help winterizing our gardens, cleaning out bird houses, trail clean-up, cutting back grown-in over looks and much more! Please bring your tools. Come for as little or as long as you can & help. Donated snacks and refreshments will be available for volunteers. We need volunteers to make them too. Also, help us earn a $3,000 Alcoa Action Grant. We need at least 10 Alcoa employees to come help for 4 hours. Spread the word! Held at the Massena Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park, 19 Robinson Bay Rd. from 9am to 2pm.


10/18/2014 Making Autumn Decoration

It's that time of year, the leaves are changing and fall colors are everywhere. Join the Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nuture Center in making a beautiful autumn decoration for your home, or a gift for someone else. Learn how to create Bittersweet Wreaths at the Nature Center from 1-3pm. This class is appropriate for teens and adults. Bring gardening gloves and something to cut with for harvesting your Bittersweet vine.  This workshop will be held rain or shine. It is free for participants, but donations will be accepted. Meet at the Nature Center trail head, 19 Robinson Bay Road and dress for weather. Pre-registration is required, call 315-705-5022, email ncrebirth@yahoo.com or find us on Facebook to sigh up or for more information.


10/19/2014 Garlic Growing Workshop

The public is invited to attend a Practical Garlic Growing Workshop presented in partnership between Annie's Garlic and the Local LIving Venture. Learn the types of garlic, soil building, life cycle of plants, etc. The event will be held from 2pm to 4pm at the farm site of Annie's Garlic, 273 Morrill Rd., Canton. Reservations are suggested but not required for this event. Write to LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or call 347-4223 to sign up, including email and phone numbers as well as the number in your party. Cost is $17 per person, $30 couple and $7 student.


10/23/2014 Fright Night

Fright Night- spooky fun in downtown Potsdam for community kids. Businesses host activities or give our treats. New-Pumpkin Walk in Ives Park. 5:30 to 8pm   For more information call the Potsdam Chamber at 274-9000 or visit www.potsdamchamber.com


10/24/2014 Safe Gun Handling Workshop

This is a four hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. This class does not include any gun range training. Skills taught include the NRA's three safe gun handling rules, how to unload different types of firearms, and cleaning, care and storing of firearms in the home. Cost is $50.00. Course taught on 10/24, 11/24, 12/19  at the Canton Fire Department building, 77 Riverside Dr., Canton at 4:00pm. For more information email elitetrainingcompany@gmail.com 


10/25/2014 5th Annual Shawna's Walk for Wishes

Please join us Saturday, October 25th, together we can grant a wish to a kid in the St. Lawrence County! Registration will start at 11:00am and the Walk will begin at 12:00am. There will be a $5.00 entry fee. Immediately following the Walk there will be refreshments, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Held at the Newell Field House, St. Lawrence University, Canton. On behalf of the Make-A-Wish Central New York, the Board of Trustees, our many volunteers and most importantly, the children we serve, thank you for helping to share the power of a wish! For more information contact jjohnson@stlawu.edu 


10/25/2014 Phantoms in the Park

Co-sponsored by St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton Student Activities Offices and the Canton Chamber of Commerce, the event will begin at 1:00pm in the Village Green in Canton. There will be a trick or treat parade to the businesses downtown, and at 2:00pm the costume contest will begin. Games in the park by both colleges, music, pumpkins to take home, Price Chopper will hand out donuts and cider, Canton Fire Department will be there for the kids and much more. For more information call the Canton Chamber at 386-8255.


10/25/2014 Annual 5K Zombie Run

Annual 5k Zombie Run held on national Make a Difference Day to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Massena, slated this year for 7pm. Bring lots of friends-- there is safety in mumbers in the race to avoid Zombie swarms! Held at the John Story Trail, Massena Central School Campus (84 Nightengale Ave.). Register and learn more at: http://bgcmassena.org/support/zombie/


10/25/2014 Halloween Woods Walk

The Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center in Massena will hold their annual Halloween Woods Walk from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Young children and families can meet some special, furry animals along the trails during a guided moonlight like at the Nature Center. No need for flashlights, it might ruin the fun. The hike is short, about 35 minutes long. We will celebrate with a party by the campfire after the hike. Children are welcome to wear costumes, and the first 30 kids receive goody bags. Meet at the Nature Center trail head, 19 Robinson Bay Road and dress for weather. Pre-registration is required, call 315-705-5022, email ncrebirth@yahoo.com or find us on Facebook.


10/26/2014 Civil War Round Table

John Reardon, a soldier in the 115th NY Volunteer Regiment, kept a diary chronicling his experiences in the fight at Darbytown Road in the autumn of 1864, as well as his reactions to other battles of the season including Chaffins Farm and Cedar Creek. Learn more about these engagements and their impact on the impending Election of 1864 when Jan Wojcik speaks at the next SLCHA Civil War Roundtable at 2pm at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton. For more information call 315-386-8133 or email info@slcha.org.