HELP US PROMOTE YOUR BAND, CONCERTS AND EVENTS by emailing [email protected], faxing 315-268-8701, mailing to North Country Now, c/o North Country This Week, PO Box 975, Potsdam, NY 13676 or drop it off at our office at 19 Depot St., Potsdam.



ORCHESTRA OF NORTHERN NEW YORK (ONNY) HOLIDAY CONCERT, Massena High School; 7:30 p.m.; tickets $22 adults, $18 seniors and military, $5 students and kids; info: 267-2277.

CHAR’S BAR, 7235 CR 27, Morley; 8:30 p.m.; Shawn Stoddard & The BackWater Blues Band.

DEKALB JUNCTION AMVETS POST 11, 4348 U.S. Highway 11; 4-7 p.m.; music and dancing w/ New Buckskins; 8 p.m.-midnight; info: 347-3099.

Community Events

2ND ANNUAL TASTES AND TALENTS OF THE NORTH COUNTRY HOLIDAY SHOW, SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $3 admission; under age 12 admitted free; over 140 vendors, food, wine, crafts; shuttle service will take people from parking lots 26 and 31 to the door of the field house vendor info: Jo Ann Roberts at [email protected] or 386-4000 for availability. More info:

FREDERIC REMINGTON PRESENTATION, Massena Public Library; 2 p.m.; presentation from Remington Museum director, tour afterward at nearby Philibert museum of Remington works on display; light refreshments.

27TH SNOWFLAKE GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER, Potsdam High School cafeteria, Leroy Street; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; proceeds support Potsdam Central School French Exchange Program.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, UGLY SWEATER CONTEST, Artworks Creperie, Waddington; breakfast 9-11 a.m.; sweater contest & a la carte dinner 5:30-8 p.m., get pic taken in ugly sweater, get 10% off wine & spirit purchase, winner drawn Xmas eve, prize is $25 gift certificate to Brookeside Wine & Spirits.

SILVER BRACELET-MAKING, The Gallery, 10 Main St., Waddington; noon-4 p.m.; no previous wirework skills necessary; $45; registration required: [email protected], 705-1241.

16TH COMMUNITY WINTER SOLSTICE FAMILY CELEBRATION, Eben Holden, SLU, Canton; 6 p.m.; music, dancing, singing, science, drumming; free for all; non-perishable food donations will be collected; info: [email protected].

GUEST BARTENDING FUNDRAISER, Hotel Grande, 9 South Main St.; 4:30 p.m.-close; live music, raffles; proceeds support NNCS 2017 All Night Party Committee.

BEER BREWING 101, Potsdam; 3-5 p.m.; for beginners, discussing basic equipment, where to get items, basic vocabulary, process for stovetop extract brewing; $22, $40/couple, $10 student; registration required: [email protected], 347-4223.

‘ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP,’ Clarkson University Bookstore, 39 Market St., Potsdam; 12:30-2 p.m.; grades K-5; hands-on activity allows kids to explore the wonders of the solar system and space; hosted by Dr. Joshua Thomas, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Clarkson; $10; [email protected].

AVON HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER, Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court St.; 9 a.m.-noon; cash and carry items, gift baskets, jewelry, $2 grab bags, donuts, coffee, gift wrapping; info or donate: 386-4178; proceeds support repair to church steeple.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA, Canton Animal Clinic, 2750 SH 68; 1-3 p.m.; $5 for disk with pics on it; proceeds support animals in need.

‘TEACH YOUR MOM TO CODE, Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., 2 p.m.; ages 8 and up; w/ Dr. Jeanna Matthews; register: or contact Sarah Sachs at 265-7230 or [email protected]

GIFT WRAPPING, Waddington Hepburn Library; 10 a.m.-noon; donations accepted, not expected.

BLOATED TOE PUBLISHING AUTHORS MEET-AND-GREET, TAUNY Ctr., Main St., Canton; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; free.

BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE, Lisbon Central School; 9 a.m.-noon; trailer @ the school to drop off; seniors & parents also going door-to-door; leave returnables in driveway if wishing to donate but won't be home.

MASSENA SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE, Massena Community Ctr., 61 Beach St.; 6-10 p.m.; music by Oshier Country; $4 cover; kitchen open 5:30 p.m.; info: Carol, 764-5919.


KNIT IN, Misty Hollow, 22 Market St., Potsdam; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; info: 265-1660.

METAPHYSICALLY SPEAKING, Metaphysics discussion group; Massena Public Library; 1 p.m.; info: 769-6235.

FREE LUNCH, First Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg, 423 Ford St.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; info: 393-2510.

BOOK STORE, Operated by Friends of the Potsdam Public Library; downstairs in Civic Center; used paperbacks, hardbacks, records; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

BOTTLE DRIVE, Norwood Recycling Center; 8:30-11 a.m.; clean glass, clear or green, w/out labels or tops.

LIBRARY BABIES, Potsdam Public Library; 11 a.m.

SUPER SOAPY SATURDAYS, Blissfully Yours Boutique, St. Lawrence Centre, Massena, 10 a.m.; weekly soap project for children; adults welcome; treats; $8 per person; registration required: 705-4883.


‘BRAZILIA R. KREEP’S CHRISTMAS CAROL,’ St. John’s Conservatory Theater, O’burg; 7 p.m.; musical comedy take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; tickets $15/door or $10 from; more info:


HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS HOCKEY, Massena at Bellows, TBD; Ithaca at Potsdam, 1 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY, Cicero-North Syracuse vs. Potsdam (at Canton), noon; Fayetteville-Manilus at Saranac, 1 p.m.; Clarkstown North at Canton, 1:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL, Lisbon at Lake Placid, noon; St. Regis Falls at Hammond (at SUNY Canton), 12:45 p.m.; Madrid-Waddington vs. Ausable Valley (at Hadley-Luzerne), 1 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL, Harrisville tournament consolation game, 6 p.m; championship game, 8 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL, Geneseo at Potsdam, 2 p.m.; Morrisville at Clarkson, 5 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, Clarkson at Houghton, Canton at SUNY Poly, 2 p.m.; Geneseo at Potsdam, 4 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S HOCKEY, New England at Potsdam, 3 p.m.; Syracuse at Clarkson, 4 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY, Geneseo at Potsdam, Canton at Morrisville, 7 p.m.

FIRST RACE OF 37TH FROZEN FOOTE SERIES, 10:30 a.m. from Appleton Arena, SLU, Canton. Registration 9:30 inside Appleton, $5 for series of 4 races or $2 per race. Info: Suna Stone-McMasters at 229-5105 or [email protected]

SKATE W/SANTA, Lockwood Arena, O’burg; 12:30-3 p.m.; $3, free skate rental; more info: 393-1980.

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, noon – 1 a.m.; cosmic bowling, 9 p.m.-close; info: 265-9210.

JUNIOR BOWLING LEAGUE, Pappy’s Bowling Alley, 277 E. Orvis St., Massena; 10:30 a.m.; ages 5-20; beginners welcome; info: 842-8874.

4ME FITNESS ZUMBA, Crasper Hall, 897 St. Hwy. 11C, Brasher Falls; 9:15-10:15 a.m.; $5/class; info:

NORTHERN PHYSICAL THERAPY CLASSES, O’burg; Tiny Champs w/Matt, 8-8:30 a.m.; kids’ karate w/Matt, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Zumba w/Nicole, 10-11 a.m.; more info: 393-2024.

KARATE CLASS, Thousand Islands Dojo, 401 Franklin St., O’burg; tots 9 a.m., juniors & adults 10-11 a.m.; info:, 713-7509.

TRILLIUM CTR. CLASSES, 25 Market St., Potsdam; Community yoga, 9-10 a.m., $5-$10, fee student choice; yoga for pregnancy w/ Terry de la Vega, 10:30 a.m.-noon, regularly scheduled 6-wk sessions, see website for dates- $72, or drop-in, $15; community meditation, 7-7:30 p.m., $5-$10; more info:

SELF-DEFENSE FAMILY KARATE CLASS, St. Mary’s Elementary School, 2 Powers St., Canton; 9-10:30 a.m.; led by black belt instructors; info: Frank Palumbo, 386-3029 or

YOGA CANTON CLASSES, 17 Main St., Canton; community yoga, 9 a.m., $5; yoga sculpt w/Cintia Hongay, 10:30 a.m.-noon, beginners welcome; info: [email protected] or 605-8637.

ALL AGES AMERICAN KANG DUK WON KARATE, SAFETY, FITNESS LESSONS, St. Mary's School gymnasium, Canton, 9-10 a.m.; invitational trial class available; info: master instructor Frank Palumbo at 386-3029.

Support Groups

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 9 a.m., Potsdam, Trinity Church social hall (side door), Fall Island; info, Reachout, 265-2422; newcomers welcome.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 7:30 p.m., Canton-Potsdam Hospital Rehab Unit, 20 Cottage St., Potsdam; Unitarian Universalist Church, Canton, 8 p.m.; info: 261-5954.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, Massena Memorial Hospital, community education room; 7 p.m.; info: 769-9240.

AL-ANON MEETING, 7 p.m.; 39 East Orvis Street, Massena.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 6:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 9 E. Main St., Canton; for those addicted to alcohol, drugs, gambling, over-spending, etc.; info: 386-3714.

FIBROMYALGIA GROUP, Massena Memorial Hospital, lower level conference rm.; 1:30 p.m.; info: 769-5778 or 4262.