■ LAFARGEVILLE The town of Orleans will have townwide brush pickups Oct. 21 and 22.
n The town of Rutland will hold a special meeting to discuss their 2014 budget at 6 p.m. Monday at the town office, 28411 Route 126, Black River.
n CLAYTON The Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Services board of directors will hold a special meeting 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at TIERS, 100 Union St., to appoint members to the board and discuss bylaw changes.
n CROGHAN A maple tubing workshop featuring state maple specialist Stephen Childs will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lyndakers Maple Orchard, 8735 Soft Maple Road. Preregistration by Thursday is requested by calling 376-5270 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.