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BENEFIT CONCERT for the Friends of Canton Music, 7 p.m., at H.C. Williams High School, featuring Funk Mode and Northbound; tickets: $5 at the door; info: 244-1934, [email protected]; proceeds benefit Canton school music program.

CONNOR SULLIVAN, at the Barking Dog Saloon grand opening, 495 W. Parishville Rd., drawings, wine tasting, tap takeover, food, drink specials; info: 261-4557.

SHAWN STODDARD at 8 p.m., Raquette River Pub, 102 Main St., Colton.

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

DIVIDED ROADS, acoustic, 9 p.m.-midnight, at The Club II, 10 E. Orvis St., Massena, no cover.

Community Events

GALLERY SHOW, “Harriet’s Big Adventure,” an exhibit of watercolor illustrations by South Colton’s Raymond Whalen, from 4-6 p.m. at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council Gallery. This exhibit will be on display at the SLC Arts Gallery at the Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St., through March 3.

TRIVIA NIGHT, Massena Boys and Girls Club, Elks Lodge, 7 p.m.; teams of up to four; sign up:, emailing [email protected], 250-3192; $20 per person, $80 for team of four; 50/50 drawing, auctions, pizza, cash bar; proceeds benefit club.

WIC CLINIC, Norfolk, at Hepburn Library, 1 Hepburn St., from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

IPAD BASICS CLASS, 1:30-3 p.m. Potsdam library computer center; free. Register: 265-7230.

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.

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, 804-1724.


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL, Hammond at Harrisville, Edwards-Knox at Hermon-DeKalb, Gouverneur at Malone, Salmon River at Ogdensburg, Canton at Potsdam, Chateaugay at Tupper Lake, 7:15 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL, Malone at Gouverneur, Hermon-DeKalb at St. Regis Falls, 7:15 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS HOCKEY, Canton at Potsdam, 4:15 p.m.; Oswego at St. Lawrence Central, 4:45 p.m.; Plattsburgh at Massena, 5:15 p.m.; Ithaca at Alexandria Bay, 6 p.m.; Lake Placid at Beekmantown, 6:15 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY, Massena at Canton, 5 p.m.; Ogdensburg at Northeast Clinton, 6 p.m.; Salmon River at Malone, Thousand Island at Norwood-Norfolk, 6:30 p.m.; Potsdam at Bellows, 7 p.m.; Notre Dame of Batavia at St. Lawrence Central, 7:30 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL, Potsdam at Geneseo, 5:30 p.m.; Hobart at Clarkson, RIT at St. Lawrence, Canton at Villa Maria, 8 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, William Smith at Clarkson, RIT at St. Lawrence, Canton at Villa Maria, 6 p.m.; Potsdam at Geneseo, 7:30 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY, Clarkson at Cornell, St. Lawrence at Colgate, Stevenson at Potsdam, 7 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S HOCKEY, Canton at Salem State, 5 p.m.; Potsdam at Chatham, 5:30 p.m. Cornell at Clarkson, Colgate at St. Lawrence, 6 p.m.

PUBLIC SKATING, Lockwood Arena, O’burg; 4-6 p.m.; $1/kids, $2/adults, $3/skate rental.

SKATING AT CANTON PAVILION, Lincoln Street: Adults, tots and sr. citizens, 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Ages 5 & under free, 6 & up $2. Skates rentals $3.

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.