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BELLA BROOKE WINERY, 2989 CR 6, Hammond; Your Daddy’s Rock and Roll; 7-10 p.m.; free.

DEKALB AMVETS POST 11, 4348 U.S. Hwy. 11, DeKalb Junction; music and dancing w/ ‘Pure Country;’ 8 p.m.-midnight; info; 347-3099.

Community Events

SUNY POTSDAM’S LOUGHEED-KOFOED FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, Stage makeup workshop; 10 a.m.; PAC; “Voices of Victory” performance; 7:30 p.m.; Dunn Theater; “Forbidden Planet” performance by Bob Carlton; 7:30 p.m.; Proscenium Theater – PAC.

GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE, Sandstone Arena, Pine Street, Potsdam; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; proceeds benefit Potsdam Humane Society, gazebo, downtown planters; drop donations off from 2-4 p.m. May 6.

LEARN TO GROW SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS, Canton, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; $40 covers all materials; hosted by Local Living Venture; register: 347-4223 or; leave number of people participating and phone number.

PAINTING CLASS W/ WILSON BICKFORD, First United Methodist Church, 34 Grove St., Gouverneur; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $40, supplies included; beginners welcome; painting 'Sunset Lake'; proceeds to Richville Girl Scout Troop 50253 to participate in Gouverneur breast cancer walk, take summer trip.

GOUVERNEUR VFW AUXILIARY SPRING CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR, 100 W. Main St., Gouverneur; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; free admission; 50/50, raffles, refreshments for sale; funds raised to Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund walk.

RUMMAGE SALE, First Presbyterian Church, corner Ford & Franklin streets, O’burg; 9 a.m.-noon; clothing $3/bag.

RENSSELAER FALLS FIRE & RESCUE ANNUAL DONATION AUCTION, Rensselaer Falls Fire Department, 424 Rensselaer St.; proceeds go toward training and equipment.

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE, First Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St., Potsdam; 9 a.m.-noon; clothes, collectibles, games, snack bar, more; $4 bag sale; info: 265-9434.

ADIRONDACK PACK BASKET, Misty Hollow, 22 Market St., Potsdam; 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; $100 fee includes all materials; baskets completed same day; register: 265-1660.

‘PHOTO & FILMMAKER’S WORKSHOP,’ University Bookstore, 39 Market St., Potsdam; 12:30-2 p.m.; led by Emily Lennox; $10 per child; ages K-5; hands-on filmmaking; hosted by North Country Children’s Museum; register: 267-2167; walk-ins allowed if there is space.

BULLHEAD DINNER, Racquette Valley Fish and Game Club, 233 Cold Brook Dr., South Colton; 2 p.m.; $10.50 adults, $10 seniors, $6 ages g-12; free under age five.

‘KIDS MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP, St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 41 Elm St., Potsdam; 10 a.m.-noon; $19 members, $24 non-members; w/ Samantha Stinson; intended for pre-teens; register or info: 265-6860.

PROM DRESS SALE, Heuvelton Amvets Post 1997, 107 State St.; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; benefits the ladies auxiliary.

FREE RABIES CLINIC, Canton Humane Services Building, State Highway 68; noon-2 p.m.; info:

CHICKEN BBQS, United Presbyterian Church, Lisbon; 4 p.m.; $9, $6/half chicken, $9.50/takeout; Masonic Lodge, CR 10, DePeyster, 4:30 p.m., $10 adults, $6 ages 5-12, free under age five, $6 for chicken only.

10TH 'BATTLE OF THE BOOKS' COMPETITION, First Presbyterian Church, 17 Park St.; 10 a.m.; hosted by Canton Free Library; spectators welcome; info: Valerie at 386-3712 ext. 4.

‘TEEN MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP,’ St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 41 Elm St., Potsdam; $19 members, $24 non-members; ages 13-17; some stage experience needed; register or info: 265-6860.

TURKEY DINNER, Macomb Wesleyan Church, corner of county routes 7 & 10; 4-6 p.m.; $9, $4 ages 6-12, free <age 6; takeout available; silent auction; proceeds to church building fund.

BIBLE STUDY, WORSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, Potsdam VFW, 95 Market St., second floor; w/ Wounded Soldiers Apostolic Fellowship; 2 p.m.; musicians sought; info or a ride: 956-342-6749.

HOPKINTON-FORT JACKSON CEMETERY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, Congregational Church of Hopkinton community room, 9 Church St.; 7 p.m.; all invited; info: 261-9659.


ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, First Congregational Church, Lisbon; 8-10 a.m.; $6.50, free/<5; home-baked goods sale.

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.

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.

Regional Events

‘AIN’T I A WOMAN, MY JOURNEY TO WOMANHOOD,’ Laverne Cox explores how the intersections of race, class and gender affects the lives of trans women of color; 8 p.m.; Jefferson Community College McVean Gym, Watertown; $10; co-sponsored by St. Lawrence University; info: 786-2431.


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE, Salmon River at Vestal, 1 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL, Watertown tournament - Immaculate Heart at Edwards-Knox, Alexandria at Harrisville, 10 a.m.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL, Canton tournament w/South Jefferson, Edwards-Knox, Massena, Canton, noon, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.; Lake Placid tournament w/ Malone, Lisbon, TBD, noon & 4 p.m.; Norwood-Norfolk at St. Lawrence, 2:30 p.m.; Peru at St. Lawrence, 5:30 p.m.

COLLEGE BASEBALL, RPI at SLU, 11 a.m.; University of Rochester at Clarkson, 1 p.m.; doubleheaders.

ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB WALLEYE DERBY, Hosmer’s Marina, O’burg; weigh-in 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; door prizes, 50/50, gun raffle tix; signups for derby @ Hosmer’s, Sip’s, Fish N Chips, all in O’burg; more info: 393-7506, 582-1031.

LOVE YOUR PARK DAY, Robert Moses Nature Ctr., Massena; Friends of the Nature Ctr. seek volunteers to help clean trash; garbage bags provided; meet at trailhead maintenance bldg.; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; more info:, 705-5022.

5K FUN RUN/WALK WITH COLOR, Parishville Recreation Park, Catherine St., Parishville; 10 a.m.; $10, $5/<age 13, $30/immediate family 4+; registration requested on Facebook page PHCS5KFUNRUN; free bottle of water to all participants; shirts for those who register in advance; proceeds to PHCS AfterProm Party.

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

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

TINY CHAMPS W/ MATT, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 8-8:30 a.m.; info: 393-2024.

KIDS KARATE W/MATT, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 8:30-9:30 a.m.; info: 393-2024.

ZUMBA W/ NICOLE, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 10-11 a.m.; 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.

COMMUNITY YOGA, 9 - 10 am $5-$10, fee student choice, Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, 25 Market St, Potsdam, info at

YOGA FOR PREGNANCY WITH TERRY DE LA VEGA, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, regularly scheduled 6-wk sessions, see website for dates- $72, or drop-in, $15, Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, 25 Market St, Potsdam, info at

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 SCULPT, Yoga Loft, Canton; w/ Cintia Hongay; 10:30 a.m.-noon; beginners welcome; info: or 605-8637.

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

COMMUNITY YOGA, 9 a.m., Yoga Loft, 17 Main St., Canton. $5. Basic hatha yoga for all.

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.

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