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5 Friday


NOON IN THE CHAPEL SERIES ‘MUSIC FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH,’ Gunnison Memorial Chapel, SLU, Canton; 12:15 p.m.; Sandra Goldsmith Proctor on organ w/ Ad Hoc Singers, guests; free admission; brown bag lunches encouraged.

AMVETS POST 11, 4348 U.S. Highway 11, DeKalb Junction; karaoke; 8 p.m.-midnight.

ST. LAWRENCE BREWING COMPANY, 19 Commerce Ln., Canton; karaoke; 8 p.m.; info: 714-3200.

THE COACH TAVERN, 3 Main St., Norfolk; live band or DJ, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; info: 384-8998.

OGDENSBURG AMVETS POST 19, 215 Ford St., Ogdensburg; karaoke w/ Susie Q & The Agitator.

DEKALB JUNCTION AMVETS POST 11, 4348 Rt. 11; karaoke w/ Larry; 8 p.m.-midnight.

GRAN-VIEW RESTAURANT, Rt. 37, Ogdensburg; Ramsey Duo, Joe & Ken Ramsey; guitar & piano; 7-10 p.m.

Community Events

CANTON WINTERFEST, Polar Bear Golf tourney, SLU golf course; 10 a.m.; see rec/sports for details; TAUNY Jam, 53 Main St., 7 p.m.; wine tasting, Canton VFW, 34 Gouverneur St., 4-8 p.m., $5 fee; twilight sledding, SUNY Canton sledding hill near parking lot 1, hot cocoa and treats served.

WINTER CARNIVAL, Lawrence Avenue Elementary School, Leroy St., Potsdam; 6-7:30 p.m.; $5 admission; Cubby the Clown, face painting, a cake walk, crafts, balloon animals, more; entry tickets for games sold at door; snacks, drinks to be sold; hosted by Potsdam High School senior class.

LEARN TO SELL ON EBAY, Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., 1:30-3:30 p.m.; need basic computer skills, email account; bring credit card or bank routing number 30 minutes prior to class; register: 265-7230.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL MICROSOFT WORD CLASS, Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., Potsdam; 10-11:30 a.m.; basic Excel skills needed; register: 265-7230.

HALF OFF SALE, St. Vincent de Paul, 128 Main St., Massena; clothing, shoes, purses; more items put out daily; hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

WIC CLINIC, North Country Family Health Ctr. office, 3 Remington Ave., Canton; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

BINGO, West Potsdam Fire Hall, Blanchard Road; 6 p.m. doors open; 7:20 p.m. games start; 14 games including firemen’s ball jackpot; food and pull-tabs.

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: 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

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

SKIRTS-N-FLIRTS, Banford Elementary School cafeteria, Canton; 7-9:30 p.m.

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.


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY, Saranac at Malone, 6:30 p.m.; Salmon River at St. Lawrence, Canton at Massena, 7 p.m.; Saranac Lake at Lake Placid, 8 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL, St. Regis Falls at Madrid-Waddington, 6:15 p.m.; Parishville-Hopkinton at Brushton-Moira, Tupper Lake at Chateuagay, Hammond at Harrisville, Salmon River at Potsdam, St. Lawrence at Colton-Pierrepont, 7:15 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN’S HOCKEY, Cortland at Potsdam, 7 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL, Union at SLU, 8 p.m.; Rensselaer at Clarkson, 8 p.m.; New Paltz at Potsdam, 7:30 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S HOCKEY, Union at SLU, 7 p.m.; Rensselaer at Clarkson, 7 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, Union at SLU, 6 p.m.; Rensselaer at Clarkson, 6 p.m.; New Paltz at Potsdam, 5:30 p.m.

17TH CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION OF THE NORTH COUNTRY POLAR BEAR GOLF TOURNAMENT, St. Lawrence University Golf Course; nine holes of golf in the snow, warm refreshments, prize raffles, and other outdoor activities; casual dinner and trivia quiz; golf $25, dinner $25, both, $40; four-person scramble; tee times start at 10 a.m.; info, registration, sponsorships: 386-1156 or

12TH ‘BEAR PRIDE NIGHT,’ SUNY Potsdam; SUNY Potsdam vs. New Paltz, 7:30 p.m.; win 50-inch TVs; pair of $500 drawings, Subway gift package; alumni and friends get free admission, reserved seating.

SKATING AT CANTON PAVILION: Adults, tots & seniors, 10:30 a.m. to noon; adult hockey, 12:30 to 2 p.m. $2, 5 & under free. Skate rentals $3/pair.

PINE STREET ARENA SKATING, open hockey noon-1:30 p.m. $3; public skating 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Adults $2, $1 for students, free 5 and under. Skate rentals $3.

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.

SILVER SNEAKERS CARDIO CIRCUIT W/ LORI, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 10-11 a.m.; info: 393-2024.

SILVER SNEAKERS & RANGE OF MOTION W/ LORI, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 9-10 a.m.; info: 393-2024.

ZUMBA W/NICOLE, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 7-8 p.m.; info: 393-2024.

ZUMBA W/JULES, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 6-7 p.m.; info: 393-2024.

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

OPEN HOCKEY AT POTSDAM’S PINE STREET ARENA, noon to 1:30 p.m. $3 per session.

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 p.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.

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