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EDWARDS OPERA HOUSE, 161 Main St., Edwards; 7 p.m.; The Gathering, She Was Right and Friends; folk, rock; tickets $10, available at door night of show.

THE CLUB, 10 West Orvis St., Massena; Shawn Stoddard & The Backwater Blues Band; 9 p.m.

IVES PARK CONCERT SERIES, Ives Park Gazebo, downtown Potsdam; 7-9 p.m.; SIRSY; info: or

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

Community Events

COMEDIAN STEVE HOFSTETTER, Clarkson University Student Forum Center, 10 Clarkson Ave.; 8:30 p.m.; free admission; Hofstetter has over 50 million YouTube views; view bio at; event also serves as freshman orientation event.

EXCESS INVENTORY SALE, Clarkson Inn, 1 Main St., Potsdam, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; pillows, linens, towels, bath maths, sheets, lamps, dressers, carpet and more; cash and local checks with ID accepted; info: 265-3050.

BACK TO SCHOOL SALE, C.O.R.C. Thrift Store, 8 Willow St., Potsdam, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; buy one get one of equal or lesser value free discount on clothing and shoes every Saturday in August; bring C.O.R.C. tote bag to receive additional free item, info: 265-3940.

SOLARIZE OGDENSBURG PRESENTATION, United Helpers Mosaic building, 100 Ford St., Ogdensburg, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; hosted by Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce; discussion on solarizing homes or businesses to save money on energy bills and reduce carbon footprints; free site assessments available; info: or Laura Pearson at, Jennifer Perry at

LARGE GARAGE SALE AT CRARY MILLS CHURCH, 159 County Route 35, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many tables with many items for sale. It will move indoors in case of rain.

INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SLC Arts Council, Downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St., Potsdam, 10 a.m. - noon; Suzan McDermott of Bravura Photography leads course on point and shoot or DSLR digital cameras; first of two classes in series; $19 members, $24 non-members; pre-registration required: or 265-6860.

FREE LUNCH, First Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg, 423 Ford St.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; info: 393-2510.

CHICKEN AND BISCUIT DINNER, Macomb Community Wesleyan Church, corner of CR 10 and 17; 4-6 P.M.; $9 adults, $4 ages 6-12; under five eat free; takeouts available; proceeds support church bldg. fund; info: 578-2255.

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:

KNIT IN, Misty Hollow, 22 Market St., Potsdam; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; info: 265-1660.

MASSENA SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE, Massena Community Ctr., 61 Beach St.; 6-10 p.m.; music by Time Line; $4 cover; kitchen open 5:30 p.m.; info: Carol, 764-5919.


MUD AND OBSTACLE RUN, Black Lake Fish & Game Association, County Route 58, Morristown, 10 a.m.; 1.4 mile or 5K race; $12 adults; $7 youths; under 7 free with registered adult; finisher medals, post-race beverages; t-shirts with pre-registration; register/info: or Larry Kring at 323-2107 or

OUTDOOR HERITAGE FAMILY RENDEZVOUS IV, Black Lake Fish and Game Association, County Route 58, Morristown, 10 a.m. start; mud run; shooting games, pork barbecue, frog jumping, gun dog demo, raffles, silent auction and more; info: Mike Warren at 523-0298 or,

POTSDAM JUNIOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION GOLF TOURNAMENT, Potsdam Town and Country Club, starting at 9 a.m. $65 per player and includes cart and lunch. Register four person team or for more info, e-mail

GOLF TOURNAMENT, Twin Brooks Golf Course, Waddington, 10 a.m. shotgun start; sponsored by AMVETS Post #4 t benefit Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures; 4-person Captain-n-crew format; $240 per team includes entry fees, greens fees, cart, lunch, dinner, giveaways, cash prizes; register: Ben Gladding at 250-6969, AMVETS at 764-0686; sponsor/donate: Nancy Curran at 769-6604.

STEP IT OUT DANCE STUDIO SIGNUPS, The Body Shop, 47 State Highway 345, Potsdam; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; hop hop, jazz, ballet, tap, modern; toddlers to adults; info: Haley Billings at 262-0482 or

TRY DANCING, O’burg Library; 5:30 p.m.; free; more info: 393-4325.

SEAWAY VALLEY VENOM SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL, Vs. Watertown Red & Black; Massena High School turf field; 7 p.m.; military appreciation night; $8, $5/senior citizens, military & Native Americans w/ tribe ID.

ST. JOSEPH’S FOUNDATION’S 6TH ANNUAL GOLF BALL DROP, Father Martin Field, Paterson Street, Ogdensburg. Numbered golf balls air-dropped 1 p.m. The holder of the number of the ball closest to the pin will win $1,000. Also chipping contest. Helicopter rides $20 per person. Tickets are being sold at St. Joseph’s, Kinney Drugs, and St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union. Info: St. Joseph’s Home, 315-393-3780.

PARISHVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 5TH GOLF TOURNAMENT, Highland Greens Golf Course, Brushton. Captain and crew, shotgun start 9 a.m. Refreshments on hand at start, lunch after play. $220 per team includes the cart, greens fees and lunch. Chance to win a Club Car golf cart; closest to pin and longest drive competition, other activities. Contact Ralph Krise (315)244-6352 or

‘FREE TAI CHI ON THE PARK SUMMER SERIES,’ Potsdam Farmer’s Market, near Ives Park; noon-1 p.m.; w/ Sean Boutin; info: or Boutin at 229-4003.

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, 1 p.m. – midnight; 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 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.

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