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 28 Friday

Music

SHAWN STODDARD & THE BACKWATER BLUES BAND, 9 p.m., The Coach Tavern, 3 W. Main St., Norfolk.

KARAOKE WITH TAMMY AND TIM, AMVETS Post 11, 4348 US Highway 11, DeKalb Junction, 7-11 p.m.

DJ JODY MONTROY, Woody’s Tavern, 803 State St., Ogdensburg, from 9 a.m.-1 a.m.

HISTORIC MUSIC RECORDINGS PRESENTATION, Gary Galo ’73, Crane Audio engineer emeritus, music by Rachmaninoff and Poulenc at the 1962 and 1986 Spring Festivals, 3 p.m., Wakefield Recital Hall, 2nd floor Bishop Hall; part of SUNY Potsdam's annual Lougheed-Kofoed Festival (LoKo) Festival of the Arts, April 28 to May 7; free, open to public; info: www.facebook.com/lokofestival, www.potsdam.edu/loko.

Community Events

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL SPRING HOME, GARDEN AND BUSINESS SHOW, Cheel Sports Center, Clarkson University, Potsdam. 8:30 - 11 am, Matchmaker, noon - 6 pm, Expo & DIY Sessions. Admission $3, under 12 free. Info: Jo Ann Roberts 315 386-4000, [email protected].

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS, hosted by Massena Senior Citizens, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Massena community center, Beach Street; open to all ages; pre-registration required, 315-769-7810; two sessions, April 27, 28; cost: $20, AARP members, or $25, non-members.

POVERTY TALK, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Canton Free Library, 8 Park St.; second Community Conversation on Poverty; RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-on-poverty-meeting-2-tickets..., [email protected].

PORK DINNER, 4:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 34 Grove St., Gouverneur; also roasted red potatoes, glazed carrots, croissants, desserts; cost: adults $10 and children 5-12 years old $7; the meal is free to children younger than 5; info: 315-287-2440.

BAG SALE, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Presbyterian Church on the Park, Canton; spring rummage sale, $3 a bag.

ROAST PORK DINNER, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 41 Court St., Canton; cost: $9 adults, $6 children 6-12; children under 5 and seniors over 90, free; info: 315-386-4500.

TRACTOR SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, 2043B State Highway 68; led by Shane LaBrake, provides an unusual and holistic approach to tractor operation, safety and routine maintenance; registration: stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu, 315-379-9192; info: [email protected].

WIC CLINIC, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Lawrence County WIC Program office, 4 Commerce Lane, Canton; info: 315-386-8128.

BLOOD DRIVE, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ogdensburg Chamber, 100 Riverside Ave.; info: redcrossblood.org, 1-800-RED CROSS.

PORK DINNER, 4:30 p.m., Gouverneur First United Methodist Church, 34 Grove St.; also includes roasted red potatoes, glazed carrots, croissants, desserts; cost: $10 adults, $7 children 5-12; under 5 eat free; info: 315-287-2440.

81ST ANNUAL BULLHEAD SUPPER, 4:30 p.m., Brier Hill Fire Company, 2678 State Highway 37; cost: $13; fresh bullhead, haddock, catfish, chicken strips, potato and macaroni salad, baked beans, coleslaw, dinner rolls, homemade desserts, drink; take-outs available; info: 315-375-4128, 315-528-0166.

BLOOD DRIVE, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Canton-Potsdam Hospital, 50 Leroy St.; info: redcrossblood.org, 1-800-RED CROSS.

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 637 Water St., Nicholville; info: 315-328-4667.

BLOOD DRIVE, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Canton-Potsdam Hospital, second-floor conference rooms A and B and classroom at 50 Leroy St.; registration: www.redcrossblood.org, 1-800-RED-CROSS; info: 315-261-5413, [email protected].

KIDS STORY TIME, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for children 2 years old and older, Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St.; stories, songs, and movement activities; info: 315-265-7230, [email protected].

LOUGHEED–KOFOED FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (LOKO), SUNY Potsdam, encompasses all forms of artistic expression, including interdisciplinary artistic events and activities; ten days of both traditional and contemporary visual, written, musical, dance and theatrical performances; info: www.facebook.com/lokofestival, www.potsdam.edu/loko.

BINGO, West Potsdam Fire Department, Blanchard Rd.; card sales 6:30 p.m., bingo 7:20 p.m.; 50/50, progressive game; food, beverages, pull tabs until 9 p.m.; info: 265-2577.

‘READ, SING, PLAY!,’ Norwood Public Library, 1 Morton St.; 10:30 a.m.; build skills needed before learning how to read; info: 353-6692.

FRIED HADDOCK DINNER, Ogdensburg Amvets, 308 Isabella St.; 4-7 p.m.; $8.50; deliveries available to Towers & prisons; reservations appreciated; info: 393-6140.

STORYTIME, Hepburn Library, Waddington; toddlers, ages 3-5, 10 a.m.; no registration required; info: [email protected] or 388-4454.

‘WATERCOLOR CIRCLE,’ TAUNY, 53 Main St., Canton; 10 a.m.-noon; watercolorists and other artists gather bringing materials and projects, to paint, consult, converse; anyone welcome; info: Camilla at 384-4289 or [email protected].

STORY HOUR, Potsdam Public Library. 10:30 a.m.

SQUARE DANCING, Skirts N Flirt Modern Western Square Dance group will hold their weekly dances on Friday nights from 6:30-9 p.m. at Banford Elementary cafeteria, Canton; all ages welcome; info: Sandy, 543-2175, or Joe, 714-2246.

PAINTING DISCUSSION WITH ANN GALE, celebrated American figurative painter, 6 p.m. Brainerd Hall 202; part of SUNY Potsdam's annual Lougheed-Kofoed Festival (LoKo) Festival of the Arts, April 28 to May 7; free, open to public; info: www.facebook.com/lokofestival, www.potsdam.edu/loko.

STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTATION, Alison Thompson, senior art history student from her study abroad, 1 p.m., Brainerd Hall 202; part of SUNY Potsdam's annual Lougheed-Kofoed Festival (LoKo) Festival of the Arts, April 28 to May 7; free, open to public; info: www.facebook.com/lokofestival, www.potsdam.edu/loko.

Theater

WORKING IN THE NORTH COUNTRY, 7 p.m., play by Karen Wells, Pickens Hall, Heuvelton; cost: $10 adults, $5 students, tickets available at the door or through pickenshall.com.

SENIOR CHOREOGRAPHY CONCERT PERFORMANCE, Imprint, 7:30 p.m. dance theater, PAC; part of SUNY Potsdam's annual Lougheed-Kofoed Festival (LoKo) Festival of the Arts, April 28 to May 7; free, open to public; info: www.facebook.com/lokofestival, www.potsdam.edu/loko.

Recreation/Sports

2017 NO TAP BOWLING TOURNAMENT, 6 p.m., Ogdensburg Bowl, 1121 Paterson St.; to benefit Frederic Remington Art Museum; five-person bowling teams; cost per bowler: $20; info: Debbie Ormasen, 315-393-2425, [email protected].

SHUFFLEBOARD TOURNAMENT, American Legion 514, 675 State Highway 11C, Winthrop; 6 p.m.; $2 fee; winner takes all; open to anyone; info: 389-5360.

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.; cosmic bowling, 10 p.m.-close; info: 265-9210.

TRILLIUM YOGA CENTER CLASSES, 25 Market St., Potsdam: HATHA & YIN, Terry de la Vega, 9:00-10:15am. Most classes: class card or $15 drop-in, more info: trilliumyogacenter.com.

NORTHERN PHYSICAL THERAPY WORKOUTS, O’burg; Silver Sneakers & range of motion w/ Lori, 9-10 a.m.; Silver Sneakers cardio circuit w/ Lori, 10-11 a.m.; Zumba w/Jules, 6-7 p.m.; Zumba w/Nicole, 7-8 p.m.; info: 393-2024.

Support Groups

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETINGS, 8 p.m., Waddington Municipal Building, Lincoln Ave.; Office for Aging Center, Business Park Rd. off Rt. 37, Hogansburg.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, 8:30 a.m., Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Trinity Episcopal Church, Potsdam, noon; Presbyterian Community Center, Potsdam, 8 p.m.; Knapp’s Station Community Church, 8 p.m.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, Canton-Potsdam Hospital rehab unit, 20 Cottage St., 7:30 a.m.