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ATKINSON FAMILY BLUEGRASS BAND, 7 p.m. Edwards Opera House, 161 Main St.; $10 admission.

JACKSON CAVALIER, 7-9 p.m., Buccaneer Lounge, 4 W. Main St., Canton; one-man folk band playing blend of Americana and blues on guitar, suitcase drum and harmonica;; no cover, but donations for the musician accepted.

WOODWIND AREA RECITAL, 3-4 p.m., Helen H. Hosmer Concert Hall, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

JERRY MORIN AND HERB HUGHES, 7-10 p.m., Amvets Post 265 in Parishville.

OPERA PRODUCTION, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sara M. Snell Music Theater, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

KTX, 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Maxfields, 57 Market St., Potsdam.

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

DJ SKIP SAVAGE, Amvets Post 11, 4348 U.S. Highway 11, DeKalb Junction; no cover charge, donations accepted.

Community Events

MEET-THE-ARTISTS EXHIBIT OPENING, 5-7 p.m., “Beyond the Periphery,” featuring landscape paintings by Mary Cantline and mixed media art by Kris Rozelle, at the SLC Arts Gallery, Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St.; info: 315-265-6860, or visit

CANTON LIBRARY BOOK SALE, hosted by Friends of the Canton Free Library, Paige room of the library, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 3-7 p.m., Lisbon Hepburn Library, 6899 County Route 10; or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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

PRE-SCHOOL STORY HOUR, 11 a.m., Hepburn Library of Madrid, 11 Church St., Madrid; stories, crafts, snacks, activities for children and their families; info: 315-322-5673.

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

‘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].

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.


FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS hosted by SUNY Potsdam Department of Theatre and Dance; Black Box Theater, SUNY Potsdam Performing Arts Center; free, various times and plays presented; full schedule: 315-267-2556.

‘THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE,’ GILBERT AND SULLIVAN OPERETTA, 7:30 p.m., presented by the Crane Opera Ensemble, Sara M. Snell Music Theater, SUNY Potsdam; tickets: $10, $8 students, faculty, staff; available at Performing Arts Cener, 315-267-2277 and


ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY YOUTH TURKEY HUNT, free program for youth 12 to 15, starts today with educational program, 5 p.m., Massena Rod and Gun Club, 155 Patterson Rd., Massena. Info: Troy Basford, (315) 265-2757

FRIDAY WALKING CLUB, at Nicandri Nature Center; walkers meet at 9 a.m. at the outdoor firepit; dress for the weather; open to all; info: 315-705-5022, [email protected].

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, 5 p.m.-midnight; cosmic bowling, 10 p.m.-close; call for lane availability during league bowling Sunday-Friday, 6-9:30 p.m.; to reserve parties, more info: 315-265-9210, 315-267-6655.

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.

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

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.

GOUVERNEUR BREASTFEEDING MOM’S CAFÉ, Discuss and learn about breastfeeding, snacks provided; 10 a.m.-noon; Gouverneur Activity and Learning Center, Cambry Courts off Rt. 11; info: Britny, 315-804-1724.