Organ Spectacular:Hosted by the American Guild of Organists as part of the International Year of the Organ,today.Potluck and member recital, 5 p.m., Canton United Methodist Church, hosted by the St. Lawrence River Chapter of the AGO. Scholarship awards presented to three north country organ students. Hymnathon, featuring Laura Toland playing through the hymnal, starting at 8:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Potsdam. Pledges accepted per hymn or for the whole hymnal with proceeds benefiting the Sally Skrym console renovation fund. Register a guess as to how long it will take to play through the hymnal and receive a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Ranlett organ recital Oct. 26.
Harvest festival:11 a.m. to 4 p.m.today,Copley House, Main Street. Candy apples, homemade pies, fresh buttered popcorn, Burrville cider, vegetables and crafts from farmers market vendors, old-time games, bobbing for apples, hayrides and haunted house.
Haunted Illusions:7:30 p.m.today,Lake Placid Center for the Arts,17 Algonquin Drive. Magic and comedy with illusionist David Caserta. Tickets: $14; senior citizens and students, $12; children 12 and younger, $10. Reservations, information: 1 (518) 232-2512, or www.LakePlacidArts.org.
"Swing Time":Sweet Adelines St. Lawrence Chorus's annual performance, 7 p.m.today,high school auditorium, Madrid-Waddington Central School. Includes performances by two quartets, North Country Express and Nouveaux, and scholarship competition performances by Chad Jaquith, Brooke Backus, Bryan Sibbits and Kaitlyn Morgan. Entertainment by the band Confusion, 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets: $8, available at the door or from members of the chorus.
Guitarist Neil Fitzgerald:7 p.m.today,Potsdam Public Museum, Civic Center. Mr. Fitzgerald, who was chosen to compete in last summer's Canadian Guitar Festival, performs original songs from his recent CD, "Natural Discovery," and his upcoming CD along with musical guests on saxophone, world percussion and acoustic guitar. Information: the museum, 265-6910.
Metropolitan Opera performance:"The Met: Live in HD" series, "Salome," 1 p.m.Sunday,Roxy Theater. Presented by SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music and Roxy Theater. Tickets: $18; senior citizens, $15; students, $12. Tickets available at the Community Performance Series box office, Sara M. Snell Music Theater lobby, SUNY Potsdam; by calling 267-2277 or visiting www.cpspotsdam.org, and at Northern Music & Video and the Roxy Theater.
Haunted house:Sponsored by Sackets Harbor Sentinels Marching Band, 6 to 11 p.m.today,6 to 10 p.m.Thursdayand 6 to 11 p.m.next Friday and Saturday,old Theatre Building, Madison Barracks. Admission: $4; children 12 and younger, $2. Proceeds benefit the Sentinels.
Sixth annual Polish Festival:Sponsored by St. Hedwig's Church, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sunday,the church. Theme basket raffle, white elephant and bake sales. Polish platter, two pierogies, cabbage roll, kielbasa, sauerkraut, rye bread and beverage, $7.50. Information: Linda Domagala, 376-6834.
Fourth annual Appleumpkin Fall Festival:10 a.m. to 2 p.m.today,children's room, Flower Memorial Library. Free admission. Pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples, crafts, face painting, games and more. All craft materials supplied. Information: the library, 785-7705.
Psychic party:Hosted Preceptor Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, 2 to 5 p.m.today,Jefferson County Fair Administrative Building. With psychic-medium Wilson Stevenson. Proceeds benefit the chapter's service projects including Relay For Life and Operation Christmas Child. Information: Barb Harter, 788-8363, or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.psychicwilsonstevenson; www.bsptrips.bravehost.com.
"Sing Fling 6":An A Cappella invitational presented by Northern Blend Chorus, 7 p.m.today,Dulles State Office Building auditorium. Operation Yellow Ribbon event. Tickets: $10; children 12 and younger, free; military, $9. Information: Anita Prather Harvell, 323-8785, or http://northernblendchorus.homestead.com/ourshow.html.
131st annual Corn Festival dinner:All-you-can-eat buffet dinner, 5 p.m.today,United Methodist Church. Proceeds benefit the Sunday school program. Cost: $7.50; children, $3.50; children younger than 5, free; families, $25. Takeouts, 4:30 p.m.
Grasse River Players auditions:For "It's Sad, So Sad When An Elf Goes Bad," 1 to 3 p.m.todayand 3 to 5 p.m.Sunday,Unitarian Universalist Church, Main Street. Open to ages from first grade through adult. Performances set for Dec. 6 and 7.Information: Karen Wells, 386-4905.
Ham dinner:5 to 7 p.m.today,Paynter Center, 914 Strawberry Lane. Cost: $8; children 5 to 12, $5; children 4 and younger, free. Information: Donna, 686-3553.
Third annual craft show:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.today,Croghan Fire Hall. Lunch, grilled chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, chowder, fried dough and more.
Fall fling:Noon to 4 p.m.today,Dexter Free Library. Books, baked goods, craft items and used computers for sale.
Drive-through turkey dinner:4:30 p.m.today,Dexter United Methodist Church, 200 W. Kirby St. Takeout only. Cost: $8.
10 cent sale:10 a.m. to o 3 p.m.today,St. Andrew's Church manse, 8681 Church St. Seasonal clothing and small items. Proceeds benefit the church. Information: 629-4379.
The Way Inn coffeehouse:Featuring Sherry Lints, 7 to 9 p.m.today,Pleasant Meadows Baptist Church. Donations welcome.Information: www.thewayinncmc.org.
Series of Gospel lessons:"The Scheme of Redemption" with speaker Mike Demory, Dubuque, Iowa, continuesthrough Sunday,Tri-County Church of Christ, 25517 Route 342.
Today:"The Role of John," 10 a.m., and "The Role of Christ's Blood," 11 a.m.
Sunday:"The Role of the Church," 10 a.m.; "The Role of Satan," 11 a.m., and "The Role of the Second Coming," 3 p.m.
Fourth annual geocache gathering:9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.today,Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, 44927 Cross Island Road. Learn about using a GPS and the game of geocaching. Registration required. Information: 482-2479.
Genealogy day:Hosted by the St. Lawrence Valley Genealogical Society and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.todayat the church, 21 Castle Drive. Computer demonstrations of software, discussion of research techniques and tips, comparing notes on genealogical research, Family History Center resources. Free. Information: Norm Young, 287-2682, or Stan Maine, 265-9637.
Chicken barbecue:Sponsored by Belleville Henderson Teachers Association, 11:30 a.m.today,Henderson Community Building. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Takeouts only. Cost: Chicken half only, $5.
Dance with Pure Country:8:30 p.m.today,Heuvelton Amvets 1997.
Quad Town Senior Citizens Dance:7 p.m.today,Hopkinton Town Hall. Cost: $3.
Craft fair:Hosted by LaFargeville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.today,the fire hall. Information: 658-0006.
Roast pork dinner, round and square dance:Sponsored by Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Society, 1 p.m.today,American Legion. Proceeds benefit the bluegrass scholarship fund. Silent auction, 50-50 raffles. Music by Bluegrass Express. Squares by Tom and Lynda Vaadi. Admission: $8; senior citizens 65 and older, $6; children 12 and younger, $4.
Hunters breakfast and pie sale:7 to 10 a.m.today,Lisbon United Presbyterian Church. Cost: $5; with current hunting license, $4; children 5 to 12, $3; children 4 and younger, free.
Pancake breakfast:8 to 10 a.m.today,Masonic Temple Building, State Street. Cost: $5. Sponsored by the Order of the Eastern Star. Information: Catherine Barnes, 376-8950.
23rd annual craft fair:Sponsored by Lowville Fire Department Auxiliary, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.today,fire hall. About 50 vendors. Craft raffle, bake sale, face painting. Lunch of homemade soup, sandwiches, hot dogs, homemade apple crisp. Free admission.
Turkey bowl:To benefit Relay for Life in memory of Danny Dorchester, 6 to 11 p.m.today,Lewis Lanes. Silent auction, 50-50 raffles. Cost: $30 per couple. Information: Rhonda Vary, 376-7039, or Nina Douglas, 493-3176.
Turkey dinner:4:30 to 6:30 p.m.today,Macomb Community Wesleyan Church. Cost: $7; children 12 to 6, $3.50; children 5 and younger, free. Takeouts available. Information: 578-2255.
Oak Ridge Gospel Quartet:7 p.m.todayand during the service at 10 a.m.Sunday,Scotch Presbyterian Church, 35 County Route 33. Freewill donations accepted.
14th annual fall bazaar:Sponsored by Massena Senior Citizens, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.today,Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St. Raffles, crafts, baked goods, cake walk, white elephant table, poker, skilo and more. Free.
Fall clean-up day:Hosted by Friends of the Nature Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.today,Robert Moses State Park. Bring a sandwich. Snacks and refreshments served. Raffles for adult and child volunteers. Indoor and outdoor projects available. Registration, information: 764-5498 or 764-5630.
Free child ID event:Presented by Massena Village Police Department and Massena Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, noon to 3 p.m.today,Wal-Mart. Free. No appointments necessary. Information: John Schneider, district Child ID chairman, 250-1765, or email@example.com.
Ham dinner:4:30 p.m.today,Norfolk United Methodist Church. Cost: $7; children 5 to 12, $4; children 5 and younger, free. Takeouts, $7.
Harvest dinner:4 to 7 p.m.today,Notre Dame Church, 125 Ford Ave. Cost: $7.50; senior citizens, $7; children 5 to 12, $5; children attending younger than 5, free.
Chicken barbecue:11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until sold outtoday,First Presbyterian Church, Elm Street and Lawrence Avenue. Takeouts only. Call 265-9434 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to reserve. Delivery available. Cost: dinner, $6; half chicken, $4.75.
Open house:Sponsored by Pulaski Historical Society in honor of archives month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.today,the society, 3428 Maple Ave. Family history information and forms.Information: 298-4650.
Annual craft fair:10 a.m. to 3 p.m.today,Rossie Community Center. Information: Kimmy Hutton, 287-2280.
Fourth annual harvest craft fair:9 a.m. to 4 p.m.today,Holy Ghost Academy gymnasium, 40 Marion Ave. Free. Donations of towels and blankets accepted. Proceeds benefit Pet House, a local cat shelter. More than 30 crafters featuring Adirondack furniture, fleece clothing, Christmas wreaths and decorations, leather goods, painted glassware, jams, scrapbooking, food, jewelry and more. Information: http://www.CraftLister.com/HarvestCrafts/, or e-mail Sue Sherwood, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rummage sale:Bag sale, 9 a.m. to noontoday,First United Methodist Church, 236 Mullin St. Proceeds benefit the church's mission projects.
Crafts of the North Country:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.today,Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds Exhibition Building. Admission: $1; children 11 and younger, free. Proceeds benefit Jefferson County Dairy Princess Program and Agricultural Promotion Board. Information: 493-1694.
"Zoo Boo":Sponsored by New York State Zoo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.today and Sunday,at Thompson Park. Costumes, prizes, scavenger hunt, crafts, treats. Cost: Members, $3; non-members, admission plus $3.
Genealogical workshop:Hosted by Daughters of the American Revolution LeRay de Chaumont Chapter, 10 a.m.today,Flower Memorial Library.
Book signing:By authors Marcus Mastin, Joseph Sweet and Hope Marston, noon to 3 p.m.today,Burrville Cider Mill, 18176 County Route 156, Plank Road. Information: 788-7292.
Book signing:By John H. Briant, author of the Adirondack Detective Series, 1 to 4 p.m.today,Borders, Salmon Run Mall, Watertown. Information: Waldenbooks, 769-3164, or Borders, 779-0006.
Benefit for Shane D. Terry:4 p.m.today,Eagles Club, 19260 Route 11. Chicken dinner, Chinese auction, 50-50 raffle, music and door prizes. Tickets: $12 at the door. Proceeds benefit home improvements to provide a safer environment for Shane, 4, who suffers from a rare degenerative disorder, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP, and also to the International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association for FOP research.
Dance:Hosted by American Legion Post 61, 8 p.m. to midnighttoday,the post, 138 Sterling St. The Troubadors. Information: 788-0911.
Pancake breakfast:Sponsored by South Jefferson Historical Association, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Sunday,Sixtown Meetinghouse, 33 E. Church St. All you can eat. Cost: $6.50; children 5 to 12, $5.50; children younger than 5, free. Maple products for sale at the door.
Dollar meal:4 to 6 p.m.Sunday,Adams Village Baptist Church, 24 E. Church St. Spaghetti.
All-you-can-eat breakfast:8 a.m. to noonSunday,Antwerp Fire Department. Cost to be determined.
Adirondack Community Chorus:Rehearsals begin at 6:30 p.m.Sunday,Presbyterian Church, James Street. Concert, "Sing Noel: A Christmas Fanfare" set for Dec. 14, with double choir, brass and organ. No auditions. Information, rehearsal dates, repertoire, Peg Nuspliger, 348-6252, Jan Yauger, 942-2046, Mary Ann Reilly, 348-6351, or John DeRoos, 942-4423.
16th annual salute to north country legends:Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, 2 to 4 p.m.Sunday,Best Western University Inn. Profile of each recipient, entertainment and awards presentation. Information: TAUNY, 386-4289, or www.TAUNY.org.
15th annual CROP walk:Benefits Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, 2 p.m.Sundayfrom the fire hall, Route 12, to Tibbetts Point Lighthouse and back. Water and refreshments served. Information: Marilyn Peters, chairwoman, 654-4626.
Annual CROP walk:1:30 p.m.Sunday,Church of the Nazarene, State Street. 25 cents of every dollar benefits Carthage Area Food Pantry, and the rest benefits Church World Service, providing relief to the hungry worldwide and to victims of natural disasters. Groups wishing to sponsor teams or individuals wishing to participate should call Susan Hodge, 688-2144, or Kim Cummings, 493-3029.
Family film series:Sponsored by Thousand Islands Performing Arts Fund. "The Addams Family," 3 p.m.Sunday,Clayton Opera House. Tickets: $5; children, $3.50; family of four, $20. Concessions of popcorn, candy, soda and water, $1 each. Information, tickets: 686-2200.
Turkey dinner:1 to 3 p.m.Sunday,First Presbyterian Church. Cost: $8; children 6 to 12, $4; children 5 and younger, free. Takeouts available. Information: the church, 287-0560, or Joyce Bancroft, 287-3199.
Breakfast:8 a.m.Sunday,Heuvelton Amvets 1997. Donations accepted.
CROP walk:Registration, 1 p.m., and walk, 2 p.m.Sundayfrom Norwood United Methodist Church, 10 Prospect St., to Norfolk United Methodist Church, 9 W. Main St., Norfolk. Sponsored by the two churches. Benefits area food pantry and Church World Service to fight hunger. Pledge forms: 348-4298.
Jamboree:Hosted by Parishville Hilltoppers Senior Citizens Club, 1 to 7 p.m.Sunday,Parishville Firemen's Field Hall. Round and square dancing, refreshments. Music by Next Generation, 1 to 2:45 p.m.; Long Shot, 3 to 4:45 p.m., and Classic Country, 5 to 7 p.m. Door prize, fishing bowl and raffles for $300, $150 and $75. Admission: $3.
Black River Valley Fiddlers:1 to 5 p.m.Sunday,Philadelphia American Legion.
Turkey dinner and bazaar:Sponsored by St. Paul's Lutheran Church, noon to 2:30 p.m.Sunday,Redwood Fire Hall. Cost: $7; children 5 to 12, $4; children 4 and younger, free. Takeouts available. Information: the church, 482-2006.
Annual fall "Ultimate Breakfast Feast":Sponsored by Sackets Harbor Central School honors classes, 8 a.m. to noonSunday,American Legion. Cost: $4; children 5 to 12, $3; children 4 and younger, free. Proceeds support the Burgen und Bergen trip to Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Information: the school, 646-3575.
Multimedia dramatic musical presentation:Presented by the Rev. Ronald E. Sinclair, 7 p.m.Sunday,House of Joy, Commercial Street. Information: Rev. Sinclair, pastor of Oxbow Presbyterian Church, 628-5993.
Three Mile Bay
Pancake breakfast:7 a.m. to noon,Sunday,Three Mile Bay Fire Hall. Cost: $5; children, $3.
Annual pork loin dinner:11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Sunday,St. Mary's Parish Center. Takeouts available. Cost: $7.50; senior citizens, $7; children 12 and younger, $4.
Flapjack fundraiser breakfast:Sponsored by Watertown YMCA Blue Sharks, 8 to 11 a.m.Sunday,Applebees Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 1239 Arsenal St. Tickets: $5.
Benefit for Jim Henry:To adapt a car for his driving needs, 2 to 6 p.m.Sunday,Italian American Civic Association, Bellow Avenue. Italian buffet, silent auction and 50-50 raffle. Sponsored by the IACA. Cost: $8.50.
Ninth annual First Frost AIDS walk/run:Presented by Empower Federal Credit Union, 1 p.m.Sunday,New York State Zoo at Thompson Park. Proceeds benefit AIDS Community Resources' youth prevention programs and client support services in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties. Information, registration: www.AIDSwalkCNY.com, or 1 (800) 475-2430.
Welcome home warrior-citizen award ceremony:11 a.m.Sunday,St. Patrick's Catholic School. 733 S. Massey St.