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STEELIN’ COUNTRY, 6-8 p.m., Heuvelton Fire Hall; fundraiser for Heuvelton Lions Club; all welcome.

ORCHESTRA OF NORTHERN NEW YORK, ‘BRAHMS & BEETHOVEN,’ 7:30 p.m., Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam; Kenneth Andrews, conductor; $23 tickets, all seating; info, ticket sales:

HARPETH RISING, 7 p.m., Edwards Opera House, 161 Main St.; chamberfolk trio, influenced by folk, newgrass, rock, classical;; tickets: $20, available at 6 p.m. at the door, or by mail to Edwards Arts Council Inc. P.O. Box 241, Edwards 13635; info:

SHAWN LEGACY, 7-11 p.m., Amvets Post 265, 5 Catherine St., Parishville; public welcome.

THE LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND, 7 p.m., Picken’s Hall, 83 State St., Heuvelton; trad bluegrass with modern songwriting; info:; tickets: $15,

Community Events

HALLOWEEN HAUNT, 70,000 square-foot haunted house inside old Sears at St. Lawrence Centre, Massena; toned down version for kids 5-6 p.m.; full experience 6-10 p.m., kids welcome at parents’ discretion; $3/age 12 & under, $5/everyone else, proceeds to Massena Boys & Girls Club.

MEET THE CANDIDATES, 7-8 p.m., Hopkinton town hall, featuring town council candidates Kelly Pullano and Janice Pease.

FALL SOCIAL, FUNDRAISING AUCTION, FORT DE LA PRESENTATION ASSOCIATION, 6:30 p.m., at the Sherman Inn Bed and Breakfast, 615 Franklin St., Ogdensburg; tickets: $20 advance, $25 at door, online at, or by contacting Barbara O’Keefe at [email protected]; awards to be presented; proceeds support Abbé Piquet Trail.

FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL, Finen Maple Sugar House, 529 Austin Ridge Rd., Norwood; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; pancake/sausage breakfast, maple hot dogs, sundaes, donuts, more; tour; horse and buggy ride; vendors, silent auction; kids activities; proceeds benefit Hurricane Irma Relief Fund; info: 315-353-2015.

‘INDIAN DANCE AND MUSIC WORKSHOP,’ University Bookstore, 39 Market St., Potsdam; 12:30-2 p.m.; $10 per child; w/ musician Shimul Zaman; register or info: 315-267-2167; hosted by North Country Children’s Museum

ANNUAL ROAST PORK DINNER, Lisbon Presbyterian Church, 26 Church St.; 4 p.m.; $10; menu: pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggie, rolls, dessert, beverage; takeouts: 315-394-8303.

ESSENTIAL OILS WORKSHOP, 1-3 p.m., Trillium Wellness Center, 42 1/2 Elm St., Potsdam; cost: $10; pre-register: [email protected].

ANTIQUE SHOW, SALE, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., hosted by St. Lawrence Valley Antique Dealers' Association, at American Legion Hall, 40 E. Orvis St., Massena; cost: $1; 50/50 raffle.

MASSENA MEMBERSHIP ARTISTS SHOW, at Massena Public Library during library hours; public invite; oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, photography, drawing fiber art, sculpture and pastels.

DISNEY HALLOWEEN SHOW, Massena VFW, East Hatfield St.; doors 1:15 p.m., show 2 p.m.; hosted by Amber Skyy & special guest performers; prizes, 50/50 to benefit Massena cheerleaders; admission $3/kids, $5/adults, $20/VIP table; more info, tables: message Amber Skyy on Facebook or 315-842-2463.

GOLDEN AGERS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE, ½ Harrison St., Norwood, cake, punch; info: 315-353-5080.

‘BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS,’ Christ’s Church of Hope, 65 Page Dr., Parishville; 5 p.m.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Canton village-wide; volunteers needed to assist in a variety of community improvement work; call Canton chamber at 315-386-8255 for details; to request volunteer assistance, call chamber or campus ministry, 315-386-2543; event headquarters at Lee Lounge, St. Lawrence campus.

SEWING MACHINE CLASS, 1-5 p.m., with instructor Mary Holland, St. Lawrence County Arts Council, Snell Hall, 41 Elm St., Potsdam; learn the basics of sewing machine operation on own machine or one provided; cost: $48, or $38 for members; register:, 315-265-6860.

NORFOLK LION’S CLUB PIZZA DAY, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Norfolk American Legion, Route 56; made fresh, wrapped and boxed; medium size, available in any combo for $7 or $6.25 for four or more; orders by Oct. 13; delivery available; order: 315-323-6646 or 315-244-5048.

SUNY POTSDAM’S FIRST-EVER ‘DAY OF SERVICE’: alumni, students, faculty, staff and parents engage in a day of volunteerism and pride in Potsdam. Info:, (315) 267-2120, [email protected].

INDIAN & BENGALI DANCE AND MUSIC WITH WORLD MUSICIAN SHIMUL ZAMAN, with North Country Children's Museum, 12:30-2 p.m., Clarkson University Bookstore, Potsdam; cost: $10, 20 percent discount for signing up for the whole workshop season; register, info: [email protected], 315-267-2167, [email protected].

DAY OF SERVICE, organized by SUNY Potsdam; alumni, students, friends and community members will volunteer to assist non-profit community organizations with large and small projects; info: www.potsdam/dayofservice.

RUMMAGE SALE, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Church Of The Nazarene, 11 State Highway 72, Potsdam; bring donated items to the church by Friday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; info: 315-265-2198, [email protected].

FOOD DISTRIBUTION, 9-10:30 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul, 128 Main St., Massena.

FREE GENEAOLOGY WORKSHOP, St. Lawrence County Historical Assn.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; reps from geneaology socities, history groups, gov’t. offices, DAR, NYS Historic Newspapers, county clerk; kid-friendly materials available; variety of workshops; more info: [email protected], 315-386-8133.

POTSDAM FARMERS’ MARKET, in the Ives Park Main Street parking lot, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Oct. 28; SNAP benefits accepted, GardenShare will double purchasing power; households without SNAP benefits but meeting income eligibility may purchase $10 of farmers’ market tokens for $5 from GardenShare; details and applications:

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.

STORY HOUR, 10:30 a.m., Ogdensburg Free Library children’s room, 312 Washington St.; info: 315-393-4325.

NORTH COUNTRY PARKS QUEST, 10 a.m. Coles Creek State Park and at 2 p.m. Robert Moses State Park's Sault Pavilion; nature programs for children 18 and younger; earn a patch; info: 315-705-5022,

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

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, 7-9 p.m.; Ogdensburg, Dobisky Center; instruction 7-7:30 p.m., dancing 7:30-9 p.m.; no partner needed; $5.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION, Norfolk-Raymondville Food Pantry, Raymondville United Methodist Church, State Highway 56, distributes food each third Saturday of the month 9-11 a.m.; bring clean bags, boxes or totes to carry food; if picking up food for first time, bring proof of residency; info: 384-4629.


'A CHRISTMAS CHAOS,' comedy dinner theatre show, Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court St.; dinner at 5 p.m. with the show to follow; veggie or meat lasagna, rolls, salad, drinks, and make your own ice cream sundaes with brownies; cost: $15, $6 for children 12 and younger, $12 for seniors and college students; tickets: 315-379-9709.

CPS MEETS THE ARTS PRESENTS ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 3-4:30 p.m., Snell Music Theater, reservations: [email protected] or 315-267-2612; adult: $10; student/youth: $5; babes-in-arms: free; info:


FUR HANDLING DEMONSTRATION, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Black Lake Fish and Game Club, Hammond; with Toby Edwards from Fur Harvesters; demos on skinning, fleshing, boarding, other market preps; family friendly, open to all, concessions available.

TOUR THE TOOLEY POND ROAD WATERFALLS, each a short walk from the road and each worth visiting. Meet at 10 a.m. at ADK Park sign on the western end of the Tooley Pond Road about 1.5 miles up the road from Degrasse, Hosted by St. Lawrence Land Trust. Info: Tom Langen, 2315-61-0182, or e-mail [email protected].

1.5-MILE, FAMILY HALLOWEEN RUN FUNDRAISER, 10 a.m., starting at the Red Barn, 10 Raymond St., Potsdam, and covering a portion of the Munter Trails; benefits North Country Children’s Museum; runners encouraged to dress in costume; prizes awarded; cost: $10 individual, $38 for family/group; games, snacks.

NORFOLK-NORWOOD FIGURE SKATING CLUB HALLOWEEN ROCK N' SKATE AND BAKE SALE, 5:30-7 p.m., Zappia Community Center, Norfolk. Prizes for best costume, chuck a puck contest Admission $3 per skater. Skate rentals available.

EXPLORE GEOLOGY OF INDIAN CREEK NATURE CENTER, Rensselaer Falls, and nearby road stops led by St. Lawrence University geology professor John Bursnall, 9 a.m. to noon. More info: (315) 344-7245.

VFW POST 2936 FALL PATRIOT 5K WALK/RUN, 9:30 a.m. at Dobisky Center, Ogdensburg. Entry is $16, benefits Veteran's Day events.

FREE FIELD-BASED EMERALD ASH BORER WORKSHOP for 10th to 12th graders, 1-4 p.m., Canton. Leader Jessica LaMay instills fundamentals of conservation biology, field research methodologies, knowledge of invasive species and geographic information systems (GIS) software. More info:

TRAIL MAINTENANCE WEEKEND, maintain and upgrade trails in region including Stone Valley and others; projects range from difficult and technical to easy; contact Mark Simon at 315-261-8644 or [email protected].

FEEL BETTER CYCLING, Saturday, 10 a.m., students $15, $30; St. Lawrence University’s athletic department; register before first class; info: .

COLLEGE WOMEN’S SOCCER, 1 p.m. Brockport @ Potsdam; 3 p.m. St. Lawrence @ Skidmore, Clarkson @ Union; 3:30 p.m. Alfred @ Canton.

COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCER, 1 p.m. Alfred @ Canton, Potsdam @ Brockport; 2 p.m. Union @ Clarkson; 3 p.m. Skidmore @ St. Lawrence.

ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY MEN'S FOOTBALL, 1 p.m. vs. University of Rochester.

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, noon-10 p.m.; cosmic bowling, 9 p.m.-close; call for lane availability during league bowling Sunday-Friday, 6-9:30 p.m., to reserve parties, or more info: 315-265-9210, 315-267-6655.

TRILLIUM YOGA CENTER CLASSES, Potsdam; Community Yoga, rotating teachers, 9-10 a.m.; drop-in $5-$10, 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.

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.

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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