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17TH HOLIDAY CONCERT AND CAROL SING ‘PEACE, LOVE, JOY: NOWELL, NAVIDAD, HANUKKAH,’ Pickens Hall, 7 p.m.; Laurentian Singers; free; open to all; info: 229-5166.

THE CLUB, 10 West Orvis St., Massena; 9 p.m.; singer-songwriter Shawn Stoddard;

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

Community Events

CHRISTMAS IN WADDINGTON, Main Street, Waddington; 6-9 p.m.; opening party w/pop-up stores, live music, bon fire, beverage samplings, Santa; more info:

ART FOR ANIMALS, Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St.; 4-6 p.m.; pet portraits, other animal artwork; hosted by SLC Arts; proceeds support Potsdam Humane Society; info: 265-6860.

HOLIDAY FESTIVAL, United Helpers Mosaic, O’burg; formerly Festival of the Trees; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; box lunch $7, Chinese and silent auctions, CHMC Auxiliary hollyberry craft sale, live wreaths & kissing balls.

FISH FRY, Canton VFW Post 1231, 34 Gouverneur St.; 4-7 p.m.; $9 adults, $8 seniors, $7 ages 6-12; takeouts available by calling 386-8953.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, St. Lawrence County Historical Association; 4-8 p.m.; 3 East Main St., Canton; music, floral arrangements, refreshments,

SUNY POTSDAM COLLEGE COUNCIL MEETING, Raymond Hall seventh floor boardroom; 10 a.m.; speakers, presentations; open to public.

NOON IN THE CHAPEL SERIES: ‘MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS,’ Gunnison Memorial Chapel, SLU, Canton; 12:15 P.M.; free, open to all; attendees encouraged to bring lunch; info: 229-5630.

HOLIDAY PAJAMA PARTY, Hawkins Point Visitors Ctr., Massena, 4-8 p.m.; movies, craft projects, Santa, holiday memento for all registered kids; sign up: 764-6679.

TAUNY JAM, TAUNY, 53 Main St., Canton; 7-8 p.m.; Gretchen Koehler and Barb Heller to host; all level musicians welcome; more info:

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.

SKIRTS’N’FLIRTS, square dancing w/ live caller; 7:30-10 p.m.; Banford Elementary cafeteria, 99 State St., Canton; beginners & experienced dancers welcome; info: 543-2175 or 287-0384.

‘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.

ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH, Support & advocacy group for families & friends of the mentally ill; 80 State Hwy. 310, Canton; 3-5 p.m.; info: or 287-9180.


‘SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS,’ Parishville-Hopkinton Central; 7 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students; presented by PHCS Follies; set in Oregon in the late 1800s, it is the story of Adam Pontipee who goes to town looking for a bride. He finds Milly working in a tavern and convinces her to marry him.

ZOMBIE PROM, OFA fall musical, George Hall auditoriuml; door 6:15 p.m., show 7 p.m.; $7/general, $5/seniors & students.


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY, Massena at West Genesee, TBA; Malone at Immaculate Heart, 5:30 p.m.; Niskayuna vs. Lake Placid (at Saranac), 6 p.m.; Grand Island at Ogdensburg, West Seneca at Canton, 6:30 p.m.; Tupper Lake at Colonie, 7 p.m.; Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake at Saranac, 8 p.m.; Kenmore East vs. Potsdam (at Canton), 8:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS HOCKEY, Salmon River at Plattsburgh, 5 p.m.; St. Lawrence Central at Chazy, 6 p.m.; Oswego at Canton, 7:15 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL, Saranac vs. Malone (at Brushton-Moira), 5 p.m.; Lowville vs. Immaculate Heart (at Harrisville), 6 p.m.; Chateaugay at Brushton-Moira, Lisbon at Potsdam, Ogdensburg at Scotia-Glenville, Edwards-Knox, Heuvelton, Norwood-Norfolk at Madrid-Waddington Tournament, 7 p.m.; Northern Adirondack at Salmon River, 7:15 p.m.; Tupper Lake vs. Crown Point (at Fort Edward), 7:30 p.m.; Lyme at Harrisville, 8 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL, Plattsburgh vs. Ogdensburg (at Fort Edward), 5:30 p.m.; Salmon River at Norwood-Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY, Neumann at Canton, Potsdam at Plattsburgh, Harvard at St. Lawrence, Dartmouth at Clarkson, 7 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S HOCKEY, Canton at Oswego, 7 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL, Potsdam at Fredonia, 5:30 p.m.; Ithaca at St. Lawrence, 7 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, Clarkson at Williams, 6 p.m.; Potsdam at Fredonia, 7:30 p.m.; St. Lawrence vs. Tufts (at Williams), 8 p.m.

OPEN HOCKEY, Pine Street Arena, Potsdam, noon - 1:30 p.m.; info: 265-4030.

PUBLIC SKATING, Pine Street Arena, Potsdam, 1:45-2:45 p.m.; rental skates available for $3 per pair; info: 265-4030.

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 CTR. FOR YOGA ACTIVITIES, 25 Market St., Potsdam; Classic Hatha w/ rotating teachers, 8:30-10 a.m., $25; community acupuncture w/ Michael Ayotte, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $15 or class card; Happy Hour Yoga w/ Heather Barkley, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $15 or class card; community meditation 7-7:30 p.m., $5-$10; more info:

SQUARE DANCING, Banford school, Canton; 7 p.m.; first 3 nights free; info: 287-0384 or 543-2175.

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.