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5/2/2015 Ogdensburg Elks Lodge Presents Cinco de Mayo

The Ogdensburg Elks Lodge presents Cinco de Mayo on Saturday May 2, from 7pm - 12am. Enjoy Mexican fair, a cash bar with drink specials, and live music performed by Jourdan & David. Tickets are $10 each and the event is open to the public.

Free sombreros to the first two couples to arrive!

Ogdensburg Elks Lodge address: 332 Caroline Street    Phone: 315-393-5430


5/2/2015 Art Market

POTSDAM - Art Market - Meet local artists, view their work, buy directly from the artists. Free & open to the public. At Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St. Info, SLC Arts: 315-265-6860www.slcartscouncil.org.


5/2/2015 Canton Canoe Weekend

The 2015 Canton Canoe Weekend and Rushton Memorial Races will continue to be a historic event, marking 54 years of hosting this event in Canton. This is one of the oldest canoe races in the country and one of the earliest in the season. There are events for every type of paddler and every age and all types of canoes and kayaks and SUP's. For more information email Chuck Bolesh at bolesh1@gmail.com or check out the website at www.slvpaddlers.org 


5/4/2015 SLC Arts Council: Wheel Thrown Pottery

Wheel Thrown Pottery for ages 10-14

and

Wheel Thrown Pottery for ages 14-Adult

Instructor: Isaac Jude Snell

Monday, Tuesday, & Friday | May 4, 5 & 8 | kids class: 3-5 PM, Adults class 6-9 PM

AND Wednesdays | May 6, 13 & 20 | kids class: 3-5 PM (Adults class FULL)

Kids class: Members: $82 | Non-members: $97

Adult class: Members $111 | Non-members $133

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

For more information or to register, visit www.slcartscouncil.org

Events and Classes, or call 315-265-6860.


5/5/2015 SLC Arts Council: Wheel Thrown Pottery

Wheel Thrown Pottery for ages 10-14

and

Wheel Thrown Pottery for ages 14-Adult

Instructor: Isaac Jude Snell

Monday, Tuesday, & Friday | May 4, 5 & 8 | kids class: 3-5 PM, Adults class 6-9 PM

AND Wednesdays | May 6, 13 & 20 | kids class: 3-5 PM (Adults class FULL)

Kids class: Members: $82 | Non-members: $97

Adult class: Members $111 | Non-members $133

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

 

For more information or to register, visit www.slcartscouncil.org

Events and Classes, or call 315-265-6860.


5/8/2015 SLC Arts Council: Wheel Thrown Pottery

Wheel Thrown Pottery for ages 10-14

and

Wheel Thrown Pottery for ages 14-Adult

Instructor: Isaac Jude Snell

Monday, Tuesday, & Friday | May 4, 5 & 8 | kids class: 3-5 PM, Adults class 6-9 PM

AND Wednesdays | May 6, 13 & 20 | kids class: 3-5 PM (Adults class FULL)

Kids class: Members: $82 | Non-members: $97

Adult class: Members $111 | Non-members $133

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

For more information or to register, visit www.slcartscouncil.org

Events and Classes, or call 315-265-6860.


5/14/2015 Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Crafters: Patriotic Craft Sale

The Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Crafters will hold a patriotic craft sale on May 14 from 9 AM to 4 PM and on May 15 from 9 AM to 3 PM in the hospital lobby.

There will also be a homemade pie sale on May 14 starting at 9 AM until all are sold. The craft sale will feature red, white and blue items as well many other locally made crafts for summer. There will be a large selection of household items, doll clothes and baby items.

Tickets for their quilt raffle, "Uncle Carl’s Garden", will be available.

All proceeds benefit the hospital auxiliary.


5/15/2015 Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Crafters: Patriotic Craft Sale

The Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Crafters will hold a patriotic craft sale on May 14 from 9 AM to 4 PM and on May 15 from 9 AM to 3 PM in the hospital lobby.

There will also be a homemade pie sale on May 14 starting at 9 AM until all are sold. The craft sale will feature red, white and blue items as well many other locally made crafts for summer. There will be a large selection of household items, doll clothes and baby items.

Tickets for their quilt raffle, "Uncle Carl’s Garden", will be available.

All proceeds benefit the hospital auxiliary.


5/16/2015 SLC Arts Council: Intro to Digital Photography

Intro to Digital Photography

Instructor: Suzan McDermott

Saturday | May 16 | 10AM - noon

Members: $19 | Non-members: $24

Spend a Saturday morning with Suzan, a talented local photographer and owner of Bravura Photography, learning how to get the most out of your digital camera. Whether you use a point and shoot or DSLR (larger camera with interchangeable lenses), this two hour class is designed to help you become friends with your camera so you can take great pictures. This is the first in a two-part series of classes (Digital Photography Field Trip class on Sat May 30, 10-2). You may take one or both classes.

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


5/21/2015 Adirondack 102 Club Lecture & Book Signing at SLCHA

On Thursday, May 21st at 12pm, come to the St. Lawrence County Historical Associations next Patricia Harrington Carson Brown Bag Lunch Series at the Silas Wright House on 3 East Main Street, Canton. Author and historian Marty Podskoch will speak about his latest project, the Adirondack 102 Club, which describes the 102 Adirondack towns and villages locations, history and important points of interest.

After, Podskoch along with some other local writers that contributed to this project will be signing copies of the new book, Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport & Guide to the North Country, which are for sale at the SLCHA for $20.00 each.

Bring your own bagged lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by the SLCHA.

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 E. Main St., Canton.  Parking is available in back of the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance.

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday, Wedneday and Saturday from noon to 4pm, and from noon to 8pm on Fridays. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children. Membership is $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public. 


5/22/2015 ART EXHIBIT OPENING: Melanie Kimbler-Lago's "Why I Can't Sleep"

SLC Arts Gallery at Town Hall, 18 Elm Street, Potsdam

Opening night reception: Friday, May 22, 5-7 PM. The show runs from May 22-July 6.

A stunning exhibition of Kimbler-Lago's unique quilts. The artist uses a combination of photographs, bright colors, mixing fabric textures and painting with thread. For more information visit slcartscouncil.org or call 265-6860. Free and open to the public. Handicap accessible.


5/23/2015 SLC Arts Council: Introduction to Watercolors (2-part class)

Introduction to Watercolors (2-part class)

Instructor: Michiko Taylor

Saturdays | May 23 & 30 | 10AM - noon

Members: $38 | Non-members: $48

A rare opportunity to be introduced to the art of watercolors by a very talented local painter! Students can be beginner or intermediate level painters. DAY 1: Students will draw from a still life for the first hour, then discuss how to mix color and how to use brushes. DAY 2: The class will finish their paintings and learn more about how watercolors work.

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


5/30/2015 Home Composting "How-To" Workshop

Saturday, May 30th, 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Family Composting Extravaganza! 'How-to' for Garden & Home Food-Waste
Suggested donation of $17, $10 student, to benefit the HOBY youth project and the Local Living Venture, scholarships available.
RSVP for location in Potsdam, NY: (315) 347-4223  or LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com


5/30/2015 Fire Starting & Sweat Lodge

The Local Living Venture workshop entitled "Primitive Fire Starting and Sweat Lodge" promises to light up the lives of participants who will learn two methods of the ancient and basic skill of starting a fire, without matches!

The workshop is being presented by Len Mackey, a local Yoga and African Music instructor at St. Lawrence University and has been scheduled for Saturday afternoon, May 30th near Canton, NY.  

Mr. Mackey we will explore the two oldest forms of fire-making, via the hand drill and bow drill; techniques that have lived for thousands of years.  He will then share how to make a teepee fire structure of entirely natural materials to warm the heart, the spirit, and the stones for the sweat lodge (a form of sauna), rain or shine.

A sweat lodge ceremony will follow for those who are interested.  Participants are encouraged to bring your bathing suit and plenty of drinking water if you wish to enter the lodge following the fire-making workshop.

There is a suggested donation of $24, $45 couples, $12 student, requested to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation. Scholarships are available upon request.  Contact (315) 347-4223  or LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com with an email and phone number to RSVP for the exact location and what to wear/bring.


5/30/2015 SLC Arts Council: Introduction to Watercolors (2-part class)

Introduction to Watercolors (2-part class)

Instructor: Michiko Taylor

Saturdays | May 23 & 30 | 10AM - noon

Members: $38 | Non-members: $48

A rare opportunity to be introduced to the art of watercolors by a very talented local painter! Students can be beginner or intermediate level painters. DAY 1: Students will draw from a still life for the first hour, then discuss how to mix color and how to use brushes. DAY 2: The class will finish their paintings and learn more about how watercolors work.

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


5/31/2015 North Country Civil War Round Table: “Now This Horrid War is Over – the Grand Review”

“Now This Horrid War is Over – the Grand Review” is the topic of the next North Country Civil War Round Table on Sunday, May 31st, 2 p.m. at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton.  Stanley Maine will lead a discussion about the grand review of General Grant’s and General Sherman’s victorious armies, as well as the ensuing demobilization of the Union Army and the return home of the St. Lawrence County regiments.

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., Friday noon to 8 p.m.  Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children, $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public.  The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 E. Main St., Canton.  Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance.

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is a membership organization open to anyone interested in St. Lawrence County history.  For more information, or to become a member, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail info@slcha.org.  Civil War Roundtable programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Visit the SLCHA’s website, www.slcha.org, for more information on St. Lawrence County history.