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.



FIGURE FROM GROUND, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Otto's Abode, 6 Hamele St., Wanakena; improv-heavy electro-acoustic sounds; info:

SIX DAYS, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Char's Bar, County Route 27, Morley.

LIVE JAZZ WITH THE SEBA MOLNAR BAND, 8-10 p.m., McDuff’s Pub, 59 Market St., Potsdam; $10 admission at the door, must be over 21.

ADIRONDACK SINGERS, 3 p.m., Christmas Cantata, “The Song Heard ‘Round The World,” Hogansburg UMC; singers from area churches, conductor: Jeff Burghdurf, pianist: Diane Burghdurf.

WOODLAND CHRISTMAS’ COFFEE HOUSE MUSIC EVENT, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., United Church of Madrid Choir hosts, performances in church fellowship hall; sacred and secular music; candy, beverages, fresh apple cake; seting limited; RSVP: 315-265-9405, 315-322-4089.

BARB HELLER AND DANNY GOTHAM, 1-3 p.m., Brewer Bookstore, 92 Park St., Canton; info: 315-229-5460.

JAM SESSION, 2-8 p.m., Amvets Robert J. Freego Post 282, 6771 US Route 11, Potsdam, with Don O’Shea; contact 315-393-5137, 315-261-4764 to sign-up; open to public.

Community Events

30TH APPEAL FOR THE RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS, in Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Ogdensburg; annual, parish-based collection is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) and benefits 32,000 aging Catholic sisters, brothers and priests in religious orders; info:

BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER, 8-11 p.m., Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court St., all you can eat; benefits Steeple for the People; cost: $7.

LOCAL GIFTS: SHOPPING SHOW, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Lawrence Centre Mall Arena, Massena; crafts, vendors, food, refreshments; info:,

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 Main St., Massena; bake sale, jewelry and crafts, Christmas decorations, a white elephant table, and a luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; free admission, but food donations for the local food pantry will be accepted.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT ARTWORKS CREPERIE, WITH A CRAFT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AT THE GALLERY, 9-11 a.m., Waddington; part of Christmas in Waddington celebration (more events scheduled until Dec. 23) organized by Waddington Marketplace, info:

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE, 7 p.m., Appleton Arena, hosted by Skating Saints men’s hockey team with the Canton Christmas Bureau of the Church and Community Workers; takes place during the SLU vs. Clarkson game.

MEDITATION WORKSHOP, noon to 2 p.m., Potsdam town hall community room, 18 Elm St.; with Joya Blondel and the Local Living Venture; suggested donation: $22 adults, $40 couples, $10 students; reservations appreciated: [email protected], 315-347-4223.

DR. JIM'S CHEMISTRY MAGIC SHOW, 3-4 p.m., Room 360 of Clarkson’s Science Center, Potsdam; “Miracles, Magic and Mayhem” with Clarkson University Professor Jim Peploski, 10 to 15 demonstrations; donations of new unwrapped toys or cash donations accepted to benefit Potsdam Holiday Fund.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 Main St., Massena; bake sale, jewelry, crafts, decorations, white elephant table, lunch; free admission, but food pantry donations accepted.

CHRISTMAS COOKIE SALE, 9 a.m.-noon, Lisbon First Congregational Church, corner of County Route 28 and The Five Mile Line Road.

COOKIES, COCOA, MOVIE PARTY, 1 p.m., Norwood Public Library; hosted by Neighbors Helping Neighbors; cookie decorating, hot cocoa, popcorn, holiday movie Muppet retelling of a Dicken’s classic; free, registration required: 315-353-6692, [email protected].

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BENEFIT, 8-11 a.m., Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court St., benefits Steeple for the People Campaign; $7 per person, includes pancakes with real maple syrup, homemade donut holes, bacon, scrambled eggs, toast; open to the public.

ELECTRONIC MUSIC WORKSHOP WITH CRANE MUSIC FACULTY, with North Country Children's Museum, 12:30-2 p.m., Clarkson University Bookstore, Potsdam; cost: $10, 20 percent discount for signing up for the whole workshop season; register, info: [email protected], 315-267-2167, [email protected].

HOLIDAY PARTY, 1:30-4 p.m., hosted by St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, 1 Chimney Pt. Drive, Ogdensburg, for 12 and under; Santa, Olaf, bouncy house, games, prizes, snacks, face painting, cake walk; free for children, grandchildren of employees and retirees, $5 admission for additional children; register: 315-541-2201.

HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS JEEP RUN, starts at 3:30 p.m., at the Massena Tim Hortons; organized by Fourth Coast Coast Jeeps to raise money for Boys and Girls Club; register, info: [email protected], or on Facebook @fourthcoastjeeps.

AUDITIONS, 2 p.m., Canton Unitarian Universalist Church, Main Street; for the play “The Tavern,” to be presented by the Grasse River Players during Canton Winterfest 2018; 16 and older welcome; info: 315-386-3712.

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.

STORY HOUR, 10:30 a.m., Ogdensburg Free Library children’s room, 312 Washington St.; info: 315-393-4325.

NORTH COUNTRY PARKS QUEST, 10 a.m. Coles Creek State Park and at 2 p.m. Robert Moses State Park's Sault Pavilion; nature programs for children 18 and younger; earn a patch; info: 315-705-5022,

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.


PRENATAL YOGA, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., with Sarah Oakley, Trillium Center For Yoga and Health, 42 ½ Elm St., Potsdam. No yoga experience necessary. Info:

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


‘CHAOTIC SYMMETRY,’ St. Lawrence University, Performance and Communication Arts Fall Dance Concert, beginning at 8 p.m., Gulick Theatre; free, open to public; tickets required, available online or Gulick box office; info: 315-229-5166 or visit


COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL, 2 p.m. Alfred @ Canton, 7 p.m. Cazenovia @ Clarkson.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, 3 p.m. Houghton @ Clarkson.

COLLEGE MEN’S HOCKEY, 7 p.m. Oswego @ Potsdam, Clarkson @ St. Lawrence

OUTDOOR AND SPORTS GEAR SALE, 9 to 11 a.m., Potsdam's Maxcy Hall G104.

FIRST FROZEN FOOTE SERIES RACE OF THE SEASON, starts 10:30 a.m., registration 9:30 a.m., Appleton Arena, Miner Street, Canton, at SLU campus. 4-mile races held regardless of weather. $2 per race or $5 for 4-race season. Walkers & runners welcome. Info: Suna Stone, 229-5105, [email protected].

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE/YOGA TUNE-UP workshop with Cintia Honga, 10:30 a.m.-noon, The Yoga Loft, 17 Main St., Canton. Self-massage fascia, relieve neck and shoulder tension, strengthen postural muscles and joints, regain spine and hip flexibility. Info: (315)262-4023, [email protected],

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

TRILLIUM YOGA CENTER CLASSES, Potsdam; Community Yoga, rotating teachers, 9-10 a.m.; drop-in $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 LOFT 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: instructor Frank Palumbo at 386-3029.

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.

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.