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IVES PARK CONCERT SERIES, Ives Park, downtown Potsdam; Phil Hurley; 7-10 p.m.; free admission; info:

FIDDLE WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE: GRETCHEN KOEHLER AND DON WOODCOCK, Edwards Opera House, 161 Main St., 7 p.m.; local fiddle virtuosos lead a lesson and perform; tickets available beginning at 6 p.m. night of the show; info: George Dodds at 360-4462 or,

MATUNE CREEK, Russell Theatre, 4 Pestle St., 7 p.m.; folk band; guitar, mandolin, fiddle, upright bass, harmonica, vocal harmonies; info:

NEW BUCKSKINS, AMVETS Post 11, 4348 US Highway 11, DeKalb Junction, 8 p.m. - midnight; live music and dancing; info: 347-3099.

Community Events

OGTOBERFEST, Lockwood Civic Center, Ogdensburg, 3-8 p.m.; annual German celebration presented by Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce; beer garden; traditional German food; live music; fireworks at dusk; vendors; $5 adults; info: 393-3620,, or

COCKTAIL CLASS, The Guest House Bed and Breakfast, 1844 House, 6885 US Highway 11, Potsdam, 4 p.m.; one-hour class Entertaining with Pitcher Cocktails; making cocktails for larger groups; $25; ages 21 and up; light food and drink samples; register: 274-0080 or

QUILT LECTURE, TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton, 1 p.m.; featuring TAUNY executive director Jill Breit and historian Hallie Bond discussing recent travels studying quilts and interviewing quilters around North Country; Q&A and refreshments. info:

ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE GROUP PRACTICE, Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1223 Pickering St., 7-9:30 p.m.; dances from Regency Era; all dances taught and called; $5.

CABBAGE ROLL SALE, Emmanuel Congregational UCC, 39 W. Orvis St., Massena, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $3.50 each or six for $20; takeout only; bring own containers, if possible; pre-order: or 769-8523; info:

SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER, AMVETS Post 1997, 107 State St., Heuvelton, 4 p.m. until gone; $8 adults, $4.50 children; eat-in, takeout, delivery in town; 344-2364.

EQUINE FUNDRAISER, A Little Bit of Heaven, Inc., 35 Hallahan Road, North Lawrence, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; horse rides; wagon rides; garage sale; 50/50 raffle; guided tours; info:

CHILDREN'S KOREAN DRUMMING PROGRAM, Clarkson University Bookstore, 39 Market St., Potsdam, 12:30-2 p.m.; presented by North Country Children's Museum; SLU music professor leads children grades K-5 through Korean percussion instruments, rhythmic patterns and basic techniques; $10; need-based discounts available; register: or 267-2167, info:

DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS, St. Mary's Parish Hall, Lincoln Ave., Waddington, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; participants will receive a 10 percent discount on insurance for 3-year period and reduce points on license; $35; lunch provided; pre-registration required: Robin Miller at 323-0282.

FUNGI ROLES IN THE ECOSYSTEM, Indian Creek Nature Center, Rensselaer Falls, 10 a.m. - noon; Claire Burkum leads a tour of all manner of fungi and their roles in the ecosystem; bring hand lens/magnifying glass, notepad, writing utensil; info: 261-1884 or

VILLAGE WIDE GARAGE SALE, Heuvelton; sponsored by Heuvelton Lions Club.

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.

POTSDAM FARMERS’ MARKET, Ives Park, Potsdam; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; local veggies, cheese, wines, crafts, more; rain or shine; info:

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, First Congregational Church, corner of Five Mile Line Rd. & CR 28, Lisbon, 8-10 a.m.; $6/adults, $3/ages 6-10, free/<5.

SATURDAY STORY TIME, Norwood Public Library, 1 Morton St., stories, activities, crafts; info:

MASSENA YU-GI-OH CARD CLUB, noon-4:30 p.m.; Massena Public Library; bring cards to play, trade; info: 250-5947.

ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB, Dobisky Ctr., O'burg; 7-9 p.m.; Regency Era dancing, circa 1780-1812; instruction, calling; no partner necessary; $5; more info:

FIBER ARTS GROUP, Norwood Public Library; 10:30 a.m.; bring a project to work on, chat, exchange ideas w/other crafters; info: 353-6692.


"THE GLASS MENAGERIE," Proscenium Theater, SUNY Potsdam, 7:30 p.m.; Pendragon Theatre production of Tenessee Williams classic; $15 general admission, $10 for SUNY Potsdam faculty, staff, students, $8 senior citizens and youth; info/tickets: or


HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER, Plattsburgh at Massena, 10 a.m.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL, Ogdensburg at Massena, 1:30 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL, Springfield at St. Lawrence, 1 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER, Oswego at Potsdam, 1 p.m.; Bard at Clarkson, Vassar at St. Lawrence, 2 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER, York at Canton, 11 a.m.; Oswego at Potsdam, 1 p.m.; Clarkson at Bard, St. Lawrence at Vassar, 2 p.m.

GUN AND KNIFE SHOW, Knights of Columbus, CR 50, Brasher; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $3 admission; kids under 12 admitted free; sell, buy, trade guns; sporting items vendors; info: Phil at 389-4627.

NORTH COUNTRY EQUINE EXPO, Loomis Quarter Horses, 939 County Route 33 (Ridge Road), Waddington, 10 a.m.; showcase of equestrian disciplines, exhibitions and performances; vendors, artisans, agribusinesses; JP's North tack sale and auction; free and open to public; info: Scott at 388-7736 or


RUNNING FOR WORLD HEALTH 5K RACE, Walker Arena, Clarkson University, registration at 8 a.m.; 1-mile fun run at 9:30 a.m.; race at 10 a.m.; benefit for Clarkson University Students Without Borders' medical mission trip to Dominican Republic; $30, $20 for students with ID; register:; info:

ADK LAURENTIAN CHAPTER LOWS RIDGE HIKE, 2.5 mile hike on dirt road through varied habitats for viewing birds and wildlife followed by mile climb to ridge; views of Bog River and High Peaks; 7 miles round trip, 450 feet of elevation gain; info: Eileen and Tom Wheeler, 386-2482.

NORFOLK-NORWOOD FIGURE SKATING CLUB REGISTRATION, Norfolk Arena, 2-4 p.m.; minimum non-refundable registration deposit of $60 required; info: Amy at 705-1229 or

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

COMMUNITY MEDITATION, Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, 25 Market St., Potsdam; 7-7:30 p.m.; $5-10; info:

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; 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: or 605-8637.

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.

NAVIGATING HOPE SUPPORT GROUP, For those affected by cancer & their caregivers; 1-3 p.m.; Hospice Center, 6805 U.S. Rt. 11, Potsdam; info: Kay DePerno 265-3105.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, Massena Memorial Hospital community education rm.; 7 p.m.; more info: 842-8025, 769-4262.

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