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CPS PRESENTS CANIA FAMILY VISITING ARTIST, Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam; 2 and 7:30 p.m.; chamber group featuring David Finckel, cello, Wu Han, piano, Philip Setzer, violin; Austrian-themed dinner at 4:30 in Thatcher Hall; $25 for dinner; tickets: 267-2277,, Brick & Mortar Music in downtown Potsdam.

VALENTINE’S DANCE, Pickens Hall, 83 State St., Heuvelton; 7 p.m.; performances by Miles To Go (jazz) & The Noncommittals (50s-60s rock); tickets $10: or 344-7950.

10TH JAMES & KATHERINE ANDREWS YOUNG ARTIST INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION, Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; open to instrumentalists in grades 9-12; $50 fee; cash prizes and other prizes; info and rules: 267-3251 or

DEKALB AMVETS POST 11, 4348 U.S. Highway 11; music and dancing w/ ‘Pure Country;’ 8 p.m.-midnight.

THE COACH TAVERN, 3 Main St., Norfolk; live band or DJ; 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; info: 384-8998.

GRAN-VIEW RESTAURANT, Rt. 37, Ogdensburg, Joe Ramsey on piano; 7-10 p.m.

VALENTINE’S DANCE, Pickens Hall, 83 State St., Heuvelton; 7 p.m.; performances by Miles To Go (jazz) & The Noncommittals (50s-60s rock); tickets $10: or 344-7950.

THE BLACKBIRD CAFÉ, 107 Main St., Canton; Magillifest; 7-9 p.m.; info: 386-8104.

Community Events

LAKE ST. LAWRENCE WINTER CHILL, Wounded Warrior sled hockey tourney, Louisville Arena, games, 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m.; games at Massena Arena, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.; free admission; raffles, silent auction, more to raise money for Wounded Warriors Winter Chill Dance, 7 p.m., Copper Still Steakhouse, 9999 SH 56, Massena, features music, hot & cold hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, gift basket raffles, silent auction, photo booth, cake roses and more; proceeds benefit B&G Club; tickets at the door are $30 each; skeet shoot tourney, Massena Rod and Gun Club, 10 a.m.-3 p.m..

CANTON WINTERFEST, Canton FFA annual Indoor Garage Sale and Craft Fair, Banford Elementary School cafeteria, gym and hallways, $1 admission, door prizes; broomball tourney, Canton Pavilion, 10 a.m., $100 per team, info: 212-0502; TAUNY exhibit: ‘Materials Remains: One Woman’s Life through the Eye of Her Needle,’ pea soup and johnnycake lunch, 53 Main St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; learn about famous storms at SLCHA, 11 a.m.-noon; mite and mini-mite tourney, Canton Pavilion, concessions, raffles, all day; games and crafts, Deep Root Center, 7 Main St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wounded Warrior pool tourney, Canton VFW, 34 Gouverneur St., $20, limited to first 24, info: 386-8953; wine tasting, Ye Old Liquor, University Plaza, 3-7 p.m.; ‘Spirit Whispers on the Grass,’ see theater for details.

VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE, Parishville Firemen’s Hall, 25 Rutman Rd.; 7-11 p.m.; $5 admission; sock-hop w/ 50s-60s music; raffles, silent auction, refreshments, cash bar; proceeds used to help buy town holiday decorations; info: 265-3726.

FREE HEALTH DAY, Potsdam Nazarene Church, 11 SH 72, Potsdam; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; free blood pressure screenings, BMI, height, weight checks, healthy recipes, more; free dark chocolate for each participant.

POTLUCK DINNER, Hermon Fire Department, 109 Church St.; 5-6:30 p.m.; donations accepted

BOTTLE DRIVE FUNDRAISER, Madrid-Waddington Central seniors will go door-to-door and collection will be accepted at Bella’s in Madrid; 9 a.m.-noon; proceeds support M-W Senior Booster Club.

TAUNY EXHIBITION, 53 Main St., Canton; “Material Remains: One Woman’s Life Through the Eye of Her Needle;” domestic needlework by Louise Barrows Lowe.

VALENTINE’S DAY PRIME RIB DINNER, DANCE, O’burg Amvets; cocktails 5 p.m., dinner 6-8 p.m., dancing 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; music by Triple Play; tickets $15, $25/couple, $7/dancing only; reservations required: 393-6140.

7-WEEK MAPLE PROGRAM FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2043B State Highway 68, Canton; anyone under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult; $25 for youth, $50 for families, includes handouts, snacks, lunches, bottle of maple syrup; register or info: Amy at 379-9192.

LEARN ABOUT LOCAL WINTER STORMS, SLCHA, 3 ½ East Main St., Canton; 11 a.m.; for kids 4-10; head story about ice storm of 1998, make craft; info: 386-8133.

FFA INDOOR GARAGE SALE AND CRAFT FAIR, Banford Elementary School, Canton; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $1 admission; raffles drawn every half hour; craft vendors interested can contact

VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFT, Norwood Public Library, 1 Morton St.; 10:30 a.m.; make card and gift for someone special; all materials provided; info: 353-6692.

FREE DIGITAL FINGERPRINTING FOR KIDS, O’burg Moose; 11 a.m.-3 p.m; all of child’s fingerprints, plus pictures & 30-sec. video of child speaking compiled on thumbdrive, given to parent/guardian; can be given to police if child goes missing; not stored in database.

FREE BIRDWATCHING WORKSHOP, O’burg Public Library; 11 a.m.; make birdfeeder, go birdwatching in library; more info: 393-4325.

ROAST TURKEY DINNER, Heuvelton Amvets Post 1997, 107 State St.; 4 p.m.; $8.50/adults, $5/kids; eat in, takeout; delivery: 344-2364.

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.

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.


GRASS RIVER PLAYERS: ‘SPIRIT WHISPERS ON THE GRASSE,’ Sykes Hall, Park Street, SLU, Canton; 3 and 7 p.m.; tickets $6, purchase at Brewer Bookstore or at door before performance; docudrama w/ music about Canton poorhouse; info: 265-0864

COMEDY HYPNOTIST DON SWAN, O’burg Elks, 332 Caroline St.; cocktail hour 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.; tickets $15, portion of proceeds to Wounded Warrior Foundation; available at Kimro’s Medicine Place, 511 State St. or from any Elks member.


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY, Salmon River tourney w/Rye, Norwood-Norfolk, Clarence, noon & 2 p.m.; St. Joseph’s at Potsdam, 12:30 p.m.; Pelham at Massena, 3 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN’S HOCKEY, Princeton at SLU, 7 p.m.; Quinnipiac at Clarkson, 7 p.m.; Plattsburgh at Potsdam, 7 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S HOCKEY, Johnson & Wales at Canton, 2 p.m.; Chatham at Potsdam, 3 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL, Villa Maria at Canton, 4 p.m.; Cortland at Canton, 4 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, Cortland at Potsdam, 2 p.m.; Villa Maria at 2 p.m.

15TH WADDINGTON SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION ICE FISHING DERBY, sunrise to 4 p.m. $2,000 in cash prizes, door prizes and free drawings. Entry fee $25 person, under 16 free. Advance registration at American Legion in Waddington, Louisville Mini-Mart, Uppstrom’s Bait and Tackle in Madrid, and on Derby Day at Coles Creek Marina weigh-in station. Awards 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 420. Info: Derby Chairman Mike Tiernan, 250-5252.

4.5K RACE, Part of St. Lawrence Winter Chill; Whalen Park, Massena; early registration 7:30 a.m.; race 9 a.m.; more info: or 705-7935.

37TH FROZEN FOOTE SERIES FOUR-MILE ROAD RACE, St. Lawrence University. Race regardless of weather starting at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins 9:30 a.m., lobby of Appleton Arena, Miner Street. $5 for series or $2 per race. Frozen Foote long-sleeved t-shirts awarded to runners and walkers who complete three or more of the four races. Info: Suna Stone-McMasters at 229-5105 or

BROOMBALL TOURNAMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE CANTON BOYS’ VARSITY LACROSSE TEAM, Canton Pavilion. Mixed teams of 10 in double elimination games, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for under 30s, 2 to 6 p.m. for over 30s. $100 per team. Email Tim Youngs at for info or to register.

‘CHILLIN WITH THE CHAMBER,’ Clarkson vs. Quinnipiac men’s hockey game; 7 p.m.; $13 for reserved seating; includes pre-game punch card for participating Potsdam business drink and food specials; prizes, drawings, chance to play in on-ice games; proceeds support chamber events; info: 274-9000.

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

‘VALENTINE ROCK-N-SKATE,’ Dominic Zappia Community Center, 9 Clinton St., Norfolk; 5:30-7 p.m.; $3 admission; music, games, prizes, more; skate rentals available at arena.

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 10 a.m., adults 11 a.m.; info: 713-7509.

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

TURBOKICK WITH ALISAH TODD, 8:30 a.m.; Potsdam Tap to Toe Dance Studio; $5/class; info:

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

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, conference room C; 1 p.m.; info, advice, support; info: Karen Cole at 713-5181.

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.

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