5/2/2013 Trivia night with Todd Truax
Trivia Night with Todd Truax at the Historic Town Hall, 38 Main St., Waddington. Registration at 6:30pm, trivia starts at 7pm. Cash prizes, raffles, 50/50 drawings. Registration for teams (up to four people), $80. To benefit Bassmaster Elite Series St. Lawrence River Showdown. Call Claire, 315-600-0670 for more information.
5/3/2013 52nd Canton Canoe Weekend & Rushton Memorial Races
52nd Canton Canoe Weekend & Rushton Memorial Races, May 3-5. Contact Chuck Bolesh at 315-244-3712. Held at Taylor Park, varied events.
5/3/2013 Dancing for First-Timers
Todd Moe teaches ballroom dancing classes for beginners starting May 3 at SLC Arts. Moe will offer Foxtrot, Walz, and Rhumba on Friday, May 3, 10, and 17 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Classes are $20 per couple per evening, and meet in room 230 of Downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St. Students should wear soft soled shoes suitable for dancing. Contact SLC Arts to register: 315-265-6860. Students who register for all three classes only pay $50 per couple.
5/4/2013 Activities at Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
10am to 11am - Honor your health and connect with nature. Kick off a new habit and join our trail walking club at the Nature Center. The club meets each month for one hour of exercize in nature. Pedometers are available for use. Guided walk heads out at 10am and will walk both trails ( approx 3 miles).
12pm to 2pm - Celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of warmer weather with this traditional Maypole dance. Kids and adults alike will have fun winding their ribbons over and under the person next to them to create a colorful design of ribbons wrapped around an 8' pole at the Nature Center. Bring a long ribbon or use one of ours.
1pm to 4pm- Introductory to Woodcarving workshop for adults. Join local woodcarver, Ron Riely, as he instructs this basic class in carving. Using natural materials- make wood chickadees. materials provided. Free workshop.
The Robert Moses State Park Nature Center is located at 19 Robinson Bay Rd., Massena, NY. 315-705-5022.
5/11/2013 English Country Dance
The DeKalb Historical Association presents an evening of English Country Dance from 7pm to 9:30pm at the Meetinghouse Museum, 696 E. DeKalb Rd. DeKalb Junction. Members of the St. Lawrence Valley English Dance Club will be in period dress, explain the history of the dance steps and demonstrate them for the audience. You can try a few moves too if you feel adventurous. The event is free and fun for all ages. For more information contact Linda Batt at 344-6592.
5/11/2013 Quilting Class at TAUNY
Quilters of all levels can learn the art of improvisational piecing to create fun, freeform quilt blocks at TAUNY from 9am to 12 noon. Instructor Alice David will teach the techniques of improvisational piecing, quilting, and finishing/binding. During the class, at least one block will be made into a quilted "mug rug"- the perfect size for a cup of tea or coffee and a snack. Other 8" blocks could be used at home to make more mug rugs or other items. Bring your scrap bag and have some creative fun! Participants need only basic sewing skills and should be able to sew a straight seam. The cost is $25 for the three hour class ($20 for TAUNY Friends), plus an $8 materials fee. Materials fee is waived if you bring your own fabric backing and batting (call or email TAUNY for detailed materials list). Pre registration and payment are arequired by 3pm Friday, May 10. Please call TAUNY at 315-386-4289 or email Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to register.
5/11/2013 Clarkson University Graduation
5/11/2013 Second Saturday Children's Program
Don't forget Mom!, at 11am for the Second Saturday Children's Program at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House. The SLCHA is located at 3 E. Main St. in Canton. This is another in the series of fun and free monthly educational programs for kids ages 4-10. Learn about the history of Mother's Day, create your own card and poem, learn the old song M-O-T-H-E-R. For more information call 386-8133.
5/16/2013 Craft Sale
The Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Crafters will hold a patriotic craft and pie sale on May 16th in the hospital lobby, 214 King St. Ogdensburg, NY. The craft sale will run from 9am to 3pm and will feature red, white and blue items as well as many other homemade crafts for summer. There will also be items made with babies in mind. There will also be a homemade pie sale starting at 9am until all are sold. All proceeds benefit the hospital auxiliary.
5/17/2013 Intro to Printmaking
Hand-print your own designs, learn basic linoleum block printing. $70, materials included, wear messy clothing. Pre-pay & register: 315-265-6860. Held May 17 & 24, from 6:00 to 9:00pm on second floor of Downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St.
5/17/2013 New Moon Art Show
The Paul Smiths VIC is sponsoring a bird themed exhibition of art and photography. To coincide with the upcoming Great Adirondack Birding Celebration at the VIC, over a dozen regional artists and photographers have been invited to submit works of art that include or are about birds.
The show will be held in the Great Room Art Gallery at the Paul Smiths VIC at 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970. The show will hang from May 17th to June 7th. The VIC is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, from 9am to 5pm. The opening reception will be Friday, May 17, from 5 to 7pm at the VIC. Free admission. More information is available at http://adirondackvic.org/Art-at-the-Paul-Smiths-VIC-New-Moon-Art-Show-17-May-2013.html
5/18/2013 Birding the Adirondacks
During the spring of 2013, Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister is leading a series of bird walks at the Paul Smiths VIC. Participants are challenged to see and hear many of the bird species identified by a young Teddy rossevelt in his research while visiting Paul Smiths in the 1870's. Birders meet at the VIC building at 9am on selected Wed. and Sat. in May and June. $10/person. For more information call the Paul Smith's College VIC at 518-327-6241. Bird Walks are scheduled for the following dates:
Wed. May 22
Sat. June 8
Sat. June 15
Sat. June 29
5/18/2013 Angel of Music
Ogdensburg Command Performance presents Angel of Music, A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. The heavenly voice of Franc D'Ambrosio ( the world's longest running "Phantom") and Glory Crampton's silvery soprano (starred as Christine on Broadway). For more information visit www.ilovetheatre.org
5/18/2013 Composting Simplified
Sponsored by the Sustainable Living Project from 10 am to noon. Recommended to reserve early, attendance is limited to 12 and a reservation is necessary to receive the workshop location. Suggested donation of $15, $5 students, RSVP for workshop location in Potsdam, NY: 315-347-4223, www.SustainableLivingProject.net
5/18/2013 Spring Bicycle Maintenance
Sponsored by the Sustainable Living Project on May 18, form 2pm to 4pm in Potsdam. We'll focus on getting you ready for the road, including lubrication, shifting and braking.Recommended to reserve early, attendance is limited to 15 and a reservation is necessary to receive on of the available slots. Suggested donation of $15, $5 student. Contact 315-347-4223 or SustLivingProjext@gmail.com to RSVP.
5/19/2013 Civil War Roundtable
The Siege of Vicksburg effectively split the Confederacy in two halves. Find out more about The Battle and Siege of Vicksburg at the North Country 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, email email@example.com or visit www.slcha.org.
5/19/2013 Woodcarving for Kids
Introduction to Woodcarving for Kids. Let young artists try out a new skill. Kids can enjoy creating something with their own hands. Join Ron Riley, local woodcarver, in a beginners class for young people, with soap and popsicles sticks. Free event. Materials provided. Held at the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd., Massena. 315-705-5022.
5/25/2013 Yoga at Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
Join Dolly Kirwan, Yoga by the River Instructor, for a meditation circle outdoors at the Nature Center. Gather round the fire pit and resonate with nature. Mats provided. Please arrive early. Event starts at 10am. Held at the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd., Massena. 315-705-5022
5/25/2013 Basic Clay Skills
Clay Bunnies! All ages. Basic clay skills & 2 different ways to make rabbits. $30, materials included. Pre-pay and register 315-265-6860. Held from 3:00 to 5:30pm at the second floor of Downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St.
5/25/2013 Events at the Nature Center
12pm to 2pm - Nature Painting with Marion Bradish. Ever want to paint on canvas? Using acrylics and mixed media, Marion Bradish seeks to explore the beauty of nature as boldly as the mediums allow. Free class. Materials provided.
2pm to 3pm- Flower Pounded Bookmarks. Get creative with nature. Learn to make beautiful bookmarks by pounding flowers into colorful art. Meet at the trailhead at 2pm.
6:30pm to 8pm-Join the Nature Center staff for Speared Apple Desserts. For a small donation, make a tasty treat that you cook yourself in the outdoor fire pit. Meet at the trailhead. All ages welcome!
All events at the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd., Massena. For more information call 315-705-5022.
5/26/2013 Events at the Nature Center
11am to 12pm- Outdoor Yoga for Kids. This yoga class is created specifically for kids. Play Red Light-Green Light with yoga poses and much more. Mats are provided.
12pm to 1pm- Nature Prints. Using things found in nature, make cool art and learn the art of printing. Materials provided. Free workshop.
1pm to 3pm - Explore Nature Painting. Kids take a guided hike through the beautiful nature trails, then paint their favorite nature scene or animal. Free workshop. Materials provided.
4pm to 6pm -Making Herbal Medicine Chests. Curious about herbs and their medicinal properties? Learn how you can make your own tinctures for a variety of healthcare issues. Free class, materials provided.
Events held at the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd., Massena. For more information call 315-705-5022
5/27/2013 Events at the Nature Center
9am to 10am- Guided Bird Walk. Using binoculars and guide books provided by the Nature Center, take a walk through the trails and see what feathered friends are out and about.
10am to 12pm- Needle Felting Workshop. Using natural materials learn the art of needle felting. All materials provided. Free workshop. Meet at the trailhead.
All events are held at the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd., Massena. For more information call 315-705-5022.
5/30/2013 Norwood Village Green Concert Series
SLCMEA Pop Choral/Stage Band Festival: The annual festival of middle and high school performing groups will include students from Potsdam High School, AA Kingston Middle School, Madrid Waddington, Hermon Dekalb and Massena High School and others. Held at the Norwood Village Green Band Shell from 4 to 9pm.
5/30/2013 Charcoal Drawing
Ages 18 & up. Beginning and intermediate level charcoal drawing techniques. $30 and bring materials. Pre-pay & register by Saturday, May 25: 315-265-6860. Held May 30 and June 6 from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the second floor of Downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St., Potsdam.
5/31/2013 Used Book Bonanza
Are you looking for a good home for your gently used Books? Do you just need to lighten your load? The St. Lawrence County Historical Association ca help you out of your predicament! Donate your books to the St. Lawrence County Historical Association's Used Book Bonanza. The Used Book Bonanza will be held at the historical association's home, the Silas Wright House, 3 E. Main St., Canton during St. Lawrence County Dairy Festival Weekend, Friday, May 31, noon to 8pm and Saturday, June 1st, 10 am to 4 pm. For more information call 315-386-8133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5/31/2013 Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
The 11th annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration is scheduled for May 31 - June 2 at the Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center in Paul Smiths, NY. The event freatures field trips to boreal birding hot spots, informative lectures, workshops, a raffle, social hours and more.
Friday, May 31- 9am to 9pm
Saturday, June 1- 6am to 8:30pm
Sunday, June 2 - 6:00 am to 11:30am
Preregistration is required. Registration opens May 1, call 518-327-6241 or email Brian McAllister (email@example.com) for information.