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SIX DAYS, rock & roll, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Woody's Tavern, 803 State St., Ogdensburg.

NEW BUCKSKINS, 8-midnight, music, dancing, AMVETS Post 11, Dekalb Junction.

STAR WARS MUSIC, 7:30 p.m., with St. Lawrence University String Orchestra, George Hall Auditorium, 1100 State St., Ogdensburg; free and open to the public; info:, 315-229-5166.

THE ATKINSON FAMILY BLUEGRASS BAND, 7 p.m., Edwards Opera House, 161 Main St.; tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12 years old; younger than 6 are admitted free; info:

FRANCIS POULENC’S “GLORIA” AND SERGEI RACHMANINOFF’S “THE BELLS” by Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Hosmer Hall, free ticket required: CPS Box Office 315-267-2277; part of SUNY Potsdam's annual Lougheed-Kofoed Festival (LoKo) Festival of the Arts, April 28 to May 7; free, open to public; info:,

Community Events

SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH FREDERIC REMINGTON, 2 p.m., at the Remington Museum, 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg; tours, docents on hand to talk with visitors; refreshments served.

VENDOR/CRAFT SHOW, 10-4 p.m., hosted by Norfolk Firemen's Auxiliary, at the fire station, 1 Furnace St.; Chinese auction, refreshments, vendors.

DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENTS, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Massena community center, 61 Beach St.; Massena police department, 60 Main St.; Canton Kinney Drugs, 40 State Highway 30; Gouverneur Kinney Drugs, 17 Clinton St.; Ogdensburg Kinney Drugs, 700 Canton St.; Potsdam Kinney Drugs, 48 Maple St.; anonymous; controlled and non-controlled drugs accepted.

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SPRING HOME, GARDEN AND BUSINESS SHOW, Cheel Sports Center, Clarkson University, Potsdam. 10 am - 4 pm Expo & DIY Sessions. Admission $3, under 12 free. Info: Jo Ann Roberts 315 386-4000, [email protected].

NORTH COUNTRY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM PRESENTS ‘SPRING ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP,’ University Bookstore, 39 Market St., Potsdam; 12:30-2 p.m.; create butterflies, ladybugs, flowers and insects in this hands-on program led by museum staff; for kids in grades K-5; $10 per child; register at [email protected] or 315-267-2167.

MELISSA’S CLOSET, St. Lawrence Centre mall, Massena; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; free prom dresses, no income requirements; all sizes, lengths, colors available; more info: send message to Facebook page at or email [email protected].

STEPPING INTO YOUR GODDESS POWER, Five Elements Living, 46 state Highway 68, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with Sarah Pickard and Katie Davis; info:, 315-262-2622.

BAG SALE, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Presbyterian Church on the Park, Canton; spring rummage sale, $1 a bag.

CLIMATE MARCH, 1 p.m.; Ives Park, Potsdam; event starts near the bridge; music, singing, nature tattoos, artwork, action tables, etc.; concert with Adirondack singer Celia Evans at 4 p.m. at Jernabi Coffee House; info: [email protected].

AARP WORKSHOP, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Best Western, Canton; free, open to public; concerns AARP advocacy and legislation at the state, federal and local levels; presenter is Randy Hoak, associate state AARP director; sponsored by county AARP chapter.

BIRDS OF PREY SHOW, 1 p.m., Madrid Library, presented by Mark Manske of Adirondack Raptors.

MUSHROOM WORKSHOP for growing shiitake mushrooms, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., held near Colton, led by Mike Corse of Deep Root Mushroom Farm, organized by Local Living Venture; materials fee, $40; register: 315-347-4223, or [email protected].

OPENING RECEPTION, 10 a.m.-noon, TAUNY Folkstore Artist Spotlight, 53 Main St.; craftsman and celebrated woodworker Bill Smithers of Hammond on hand; info: 315-386-4289.

AUDITIONS, for St. John’s Conservatory Theater’s “Orchard Of Hide & Seek,” 6 p.m., at St. John’s Parish House, corner of Knox and Franklin streets; info:

CREATING HUMAN FORMS FOR THEATRICAL PROPS workshop, create life casts on human subjects, see process used to create 3D severed head used in the production of The Bacchae of Euripides, 1 p.m. craft shop, PAC; part of SUNY Potsdam's annual Lougheed-Kofoed Festival (LoKo) Festival of the Arts, April 28 to May 7; free, open to public.

POETRY READING, North Country Schools Peace Poetry Contest, local K-12 students’ poems on the topic of peace; students give a public reading, selected poems are published, 10 a.m. Dunn Theater; part of SUNY Potsdam's annual Lougheed-Kofoed Festival (LoKo) Festival of the Arts, April 28 to May 7; free, open to public; info:,

SEEDLING WORKSHOP for beginning gardeners, 3-5 p.m., held near Canton, led by Birdsfoot Organic Farm and CSA coordinator and market gardener Dulli Tengeler, organized by Local Living Venture; suggested donation of $22, $40 for couples, or $10 for students; register: 315-347-4223, or [email protected].

BOOGIE WONDERLAND FAMILY DANCE PARTY, fundraiser, 6:30-8 p.m., at the St. Lawrence Golf And Country Club, 100 E. Main St., Canton; admission: $20, $75 per family (up to 5 people); includes drinks and food; cash bar; benefits North Country Children's Museum; info, tickets: [email protected].

STAGE MAKEUP WORKSHOP, stage makeup design, family friendly, 10 a.m., CAD Lab, PAC; part of SUNY Potsdam's annual Lougheed-Kofoed Festival (LoKo) Festival of the Arts, April 28 to May 7; free, open to public; info:,

BOOK SALE, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Norwood Public Library, 1 Morton St.; $2 a bag; coffee table books, and books for parents and homeschool families, hard and soft covered fiction and non-fiction; proceeds benefit the library.

KIDS BASKETMAKING WORKSHOP, 1-3 p.m., with Carrie Hill, at the TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton; free; pre-registration required: 315-386-4289.

LOUGHEED–KOFOED FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (LOKO), SUNY Potsdam, encompasses all forms of artistic expression, including interdisciplinary artistic events and activities; ten days of both traditional and contemporary visual, written, musical, dance and theatrical performances; info:,

MALONE COMIC CON, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Franklin Academy High School Gymnasium and school campus, 42 Huskie Lane; Actress Noelle Hannibal, from "Star Trek: First Contact," will be celebrity guest; Potsdam’s North Country Crusaders in attendance, vendors, test games, etc.; info, tickets:,

POETRY READING, 6-7:30 p.m., 3 Bears Gluten Free Bakery, Market Street, Potsdam; free, open to public; all are invited to read; hosted by St. Lawrence Area Poets.

BIRD-FOCUSED HABITAT MANANGEMENT WORKSHOP, Cornell Cooperative Exentsion, 2043B SH 68, Canton; 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; workshop, followed by walk in woods; free pizza lunch offered; register” Linnea at 315-221-5867.

WOMEN’S SPRING RENEWAL RETREAT, 9 a.m.-noon, 2 Park Place, Canton; cost: $55; register: Linda Potter of Nautilus Retreats & Coaching, 315-386-4364, [email protected],

WOMEN’S EVENT, 8:45 a.m., Awakened 2017 "Come As You Are" Women's Event, at Lisbon Central School, 6866 county Route 10; cost: $18; lunch included, music, guest speakers, vendors; advance tickets: 315-869-1390, 315-323-8676, 315-323-0978.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, 11 a.m., at the Lions field behind Jim's Auto on Hall Road, Edwards; half a chicken, salt potatoes, pasta salad, beans, roll and butter and dessert; cost: $10, or chicken only for $6; info: 315-562-8228.

QUILT CLASS, the Celtic Knot, 17 Main St., Canton, star pattern, 10:30 a.m.; info: 315-714-3206.

STOP-MOTION STORYTELLING WORKSHOP, 1-3 p.m., Canton Free Library, 8 Park St.; free, materials provided; pre-register: 315-386-3712 ext. 4, [email protected].

AMPHIBIANS ALIVE, program from 9 a.m. to noon, Mandaville Camp and Retreat Center, 165 Sheldon Rd., Winthrop, presented by Joel Danko from the Moses State Park Friends of the Nature Center. Free, bur registration requested: Bob Emmett, 315-328-4581, [email protected]. Kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

MYSTICAL JOURNEY PSYCHIC & HOLISTIC FAIRE, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Massena Chamber of Commerce, 16 Church St.; free; psychics, astrologers, healing and wellness practitioners, paranormal investigations, handcrafted jewelry, unusual gifts, crystals, stones, geodes; info: 315-686-2640,

OPEN HOUSE, SUNY-ESF Ranger School, Wanakena, full day event, free, register:; presentations on academic and student life experiences, admission and financial aid, a campus tour with students, lunch in the dining hall and a mini-field experience.

FREE NALOXONE TRAINING, Fort Covington FD, 2454 Chateaugay St.; 2 p.m.; naloxone is a nasal spray that can reverse opiate/opioid overdoses; participants will be trained & receive a free kit; sponsored by Comrades of Hope & Dr. Sally White; more info:

MOM PROM, 8 p.m.-midnight Heuvelton AMVETS Post 1997 ladies auxiliary’s; to benefit children’s programs; $7 per person; music by Scott Boyer, raffles, chinese auction, refreshments.

FAMILY DANCE PARTY, 6:30-8 p.m., Boogie Wonderland at St. Lawrence Golf and Country Club, 100 E. Main St.; music: DJ Shannon Todd; benefits North Country Children’s Museum; tickets: $20 person, $75 family; soft drinks, hors d’ oeuvres; [email protected].

FAREWELL GATHERING, 4:30-7 p.m., Lisbon Reformed Church, for Pastor Steve Rockill and family; public invited.

ESSENTIAL OIL CLASS, 1-3 p.m., at the Trillium Yoga Center, Market Street, Potsdam; cost: $10; Pre-register: Trish at [email protected].

KIDS BASKETMAKING WORKSHOP, 1-3 p.m., TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton, with folk artist, basketmaker Carrie Hill; free; pre-register: 315-386-4289.

SINGING CLASS, 2-4 p.m., hosted by St. Lawrence County Arts Council; with Samantha Stinson; cost: $19 for members, $24 for non-members; pre-register: 315-265-6860.

YOUNG FOREST HABITAT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, 2043B State Highway 68, Canton; free, open to the public; RSVP: 315-221-5867,

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.


MURDER MYSTERY, 6 p.m., Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg; the Dinner Murder Company of the Grasse River Players will present "The Kingsburg Claimant Affair," written and directed by Arthur L. Johnson; info: Melanie Flack, 315-393-2425, [email protected].

WORKING IN THE NORTH COUNTRY, 7 p.m., play by Karen Wells, Pickens Hall, Heuvelton; cost: $10 adults, $5 students, tickets available at the door or through

SENIOR CHOREOGRAPHY CONCERT PERFORMANCE, Imprint, 2 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. dance theater, PAC; part of SUNY Potsdam's annual Lougheed-Kofoed Festival (LoKo) Festival of the Arts, April 28 to May 7; free, open to public; info:,


COLOR ME CARING 5K CHARITY COLOR RUN, 10 a.m., registration at Maxcy Hall ramp, SUNY Potsdam; register online:; info: [email protected], 315-265-3105.

PEE WEE ST.LAWRENCE THUNDER/STEEL TIER II 2017-18 TRYOUTS, Maxcy Hall, SUNY Potsdam; 2-3:15 p.m. and 5-6:16 p.m.; $40 per skater; Full tryout information can be found on the PJHA(Thunder) or Canton Minor Hockey(Steel) websites.

LEARN ABOUT GAMES TO PLAY WITH A SOCCER BALL, Pine Street Arena, Potsdam; 3-4:30 p.m.; free; grades K-6; parents encouraged to participate.

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 YOGA CENTER CLASSES, 25 Market St, COMMUNITY YOGA, rotating teachers, 9:00-10:00am; Prenatal Yoga, Terry de la Vega/Sarah Oakely, 10:30-11:45am. Most classes: class card or $15 drop-in, 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.

BOATING SAFETY, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Morley Wesleyan Church activity ceter, 7254 county Route 27, Canton; participants earn boating certificate; cost: $20 per person, 10 percent discount for family of 4 or more; call 315-386-1703 to RSVP.

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.