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 21 Friday


CRANE WIND ENSEMBLE WITH GUEST ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE JOSEPH ALESSI,TROMBONE, 7:30 p.m., Hosmer Concert Hall, SUNY Potsdam. Bryant's 'Trombone Concerto,' Biedenbender's 'Schism,' Boss's 'À La Machaut' and Maslanka's 'Symphony No. 4.'

THE OLD TIMERS BAND, Parishville Firemen's Hall, 25 Rutman Road, 6-9 p.m;; $5; sponsored by The Hilltoppers Senior Citizens Club.

MASTERCLASS WITH MARGARET LATTIMORE, Snell Theater, SUNY Potsdam, 10 a.m. - noon; free and open to public.

BUCANEER LOUNGE, 4 West Main St., Canton; 9 p.m.; singer-songwriter Shawn Stoddard.

Community Events

‘ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S CRAFT, FOOD AND WINE SHOW, Cheel Arena, Clarkson, Potsdam; noon-8 p.m.; $3 admission; under age 12 admitted free; over 120 vendors; shuttle bus runs from Pine Street Arena to Cheel for free from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. due to limited parking; info: or 386-4000.

FORT DE LA PRÉSENTATION FALL SOCIAL FUNDRAISER, Sherman Inn, 615 Franklin St., Ogdensburg, 7 p.m.; awards ceremony, hors d'oeuvres, cupcakes, cash bar; $25 fee; proceeds support Abbé Picquet Trail; info:

‘SHARK TANK VIEWING PARTY,’ Clarkson’s Student Center Forum, 8:30 p.m.; Canton native Josh Parker to present his Parker’s Real Maple on the tv show; he will answer questions following the show, refreshments, including syrup products will be available; show airs at 9 p.m. on ABC WWTI, channel 50.

LECTURE: THE AMAZING RISE OF PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELLS, Clarkson University, Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 213, 10 a.m.; Shipley lecture by Professor of Physical Chemistry and renowned researcher Michael Grätzel; free admission.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER, VFW Post 1231, 34 Gouverneur St., Canton, 4-7 p.m.; with mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries, vegetable, roll, dessert, coffee; $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 kids 5-12, free for under 5 and over 90; takeout: 386-8953.

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.

SLC DEMOCRATIC COMMITTE FALL HARVEST DINNER, Knowles Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 6 p.m. reception hour, 7 p.m. dinner; featured speaker Basil Smikle; speakers Addie Russell, Mike Derrick, Billy Jones, Renee Cole, Mark Powers; award presentation; $50; RSVP: Jennie Bacon at 212- 367.

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.

CANTON FARMERS’ MARKET, Village Green, Main Street; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; local veggies, cheese, wines, crafts, more; rain or shine; info:


‘TWIST’ AT ST. JOHN'S CONSERVATORY THEATER, 500 Caroline St., Ogdensburg, 7 p.m.; musical comedy by Richard O'Donnell (Brazillia R. Kreep) based on Dickens' "Oliver Twist"; $10 advance, $15 suggested donation at door; tickets:; info:

"CRICKET COUNTY ACADEMY" DINNER THEATER, Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court St., 5 p.m.; comedy about country family inheriting a large sum of money and enrolling in upscale private school; veggie or meat lasagna, rolls, salad, drinks, make your own sundaes, $15 adults, $6 children under 12; tickets/info: Carol at 379-9709.


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL, Massena at Section VII Class B Champion, TBA.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER, Massena at Potsdam, 4 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER, Geneseo at Potsdam, 3 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER, Potsdam at Geneseo, 3 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY, Clarkson at Providence, St. Lawrence at UMass Lowell, 7 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S HOCKEY, Vermont at St. Lawrence, 7 p.m.

ADULTS, TOTS & SENIOR CITIZENS SKATING, Canton Pavilion, Lincoln St., 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.; $2 ages six and over, free for 5 and under; skate rentals $3 per pair.

ADULT HOCKEY, Canton Pavilion, Lincoln St., 12:30-1:50 p.m.; $2; ages 18 and over.

PUBLIC SKATING, Canton Pavilion, Lincoln St., 2:30-4:30 p.m.; $2; ages six and over, free for 5 and under; skate rentals $3 per pair.

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

PUBLIC SKATING, Pine Street Arena, Potsdam, 1:45-3:45 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.