HELP US PROMOTE YOUR BAND, CONCERTS AND EVENTS by emailing [email protected], faxing 315-268-8701, mailing to North Country Now, c/o North Country This Week, PO Box 975, Potsdam, NY 13676 or drop it off at our office at 19 Depot St., Potsdam.



STEELIN COUNTRY, 6-10 p.m., sweetheart dance hosted by the Massena Senior Citizens, 61 Beach St., in the community center; classic country music; dance contest, raffles, food; admission: $5.

THE COUNTRY WHO BAND OF ADAMS CENTER, 8 p.m.-midnight, Amvets Post 11, DeKalb Junction; info: 315-347-3099.

HOLLOW BODIES, 7-9 p.m., Pickens Hall, 83 State St., Heuvelton; admission: $10; info: 315-344-7950, [email protected].

TRIVIA NIGHT, with Quizmaster General Lauren Rosenthal, 7-9 p.m., Buccaneer Lounge, 4 W. Main St., Canton.

JAM SESSION, 2-8 p.m., Amvets Robert J. Freego Post 282, 6771 US Route 11, Potsdam, with Don O’Shea; contact 315-393-5137, 315-261-4764 to sign-up; open to public.

Community Events

BATTLE OF OGDENSBURG COMMEMORATION, begins 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, with activities planned until Sunday, Feb. 25; locations throughout downtown; speakers, English Country dancing, street battle reenactments, camp life demonstrations, open house; info:

BAG SALE, Whistle Stop Thrift Store, Main Street next to the United Methodist Church, Norfolk; $4 bag.

CHINESE NEW YEAR GALA, 6:30 p.m., Eben Holden, St. Lawrence University, Canton; organized by Chinese Student Association, celebrating Year of the Dog; food, entertainment; free, open to public; info: 315-229-5991.

SWEETHEART DANCE, 5:30 p.m., hosted by Massena Senior Citizens, community center, 61 Beach St., Massena; music by Steelin Country; 18 and older welcome; $5 cover; info: 315-764-9480, 315-769-7810.

BEADING WORKSHOP, 1-3 p.m., North Country Showcase, St. Lawrence Centre Mall, Massena; cost: $25; RSVP: 315-705-2170.

WINTER CARNIVAL, 1-4 p.m., hosted by Norwood Public Library and North Country Crusaders at Norwood Muncipal Building; meet Superheroes, play games, story time, magic show, balloon animals, face painting; $5 admission; snacks provided, raffle; proceeds benefit library’s literacy program; info: 315-353-6692.

WACKY SACKS, 2nd edition, 1-3 p.m., The Lake St. Lawrence Arts Gallery, 10 Main St., Waddington; cost: $2, walk-ins welcome.

NORTH COUNTRY MAKERS MEET-UP, 2 p.m., The TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton; free, open ot everyone, wheelchair accessible; info:

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER, 4:30-7 p.m., hosted by Girl Scout Troop 50340, First United Methodist Church, Gouverneur; benefits spring whale watch trip; cost: $10 adult, $8 children 4-12, under 3 free.

FREE TAX PREPARATION, SeaComm Federal Credit Union Potsdam branch, 1-4 p.m.; RSVP required: 1-800-764-0566; info:

NATURE JOURNALING, BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP, 1-4 p.m., Canton Free Library, with artist Judith Utter; cost: $40 per session; register by Feb. 7: 315-386-3517 or [email protected].

FREE TAX PREPARATION, SeaComm Federal Credit Union Plattsburgh branch, 1-4 p.m.; RSVP required: 1-800-764-0566; info:

PROJECT FEEDERWATCH, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Nicandri Nature Center, Massena; free, citizen-science opportunity tracking bird populations; info:

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.

LITTLE BEES, Potsdam Public Library; 11 a.m.; a storytime for families with babies and toddlers with a story, rhymes and fingerplays, and plenty of play and socializing time.

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,


COLLEGE MEN’S ICE HOCKEY, 7 p.m. Quinnipiac @ Clarkson, Princeton @ St. Lawrence.

TEEN SNOW BOWL, Mandaville Camp and Retreat Center, 165 Sheldon Rd., Winthrop; check-in at 5 p.m. Thursday, pick-up at 4 on Saturday; register:, 315-328-4581; cost: $60.

RACQUETTE VALLEY FISH AND GAME CLUB’S SECOND ANNUAL RABBIT HUNT, at the club, 233 Cold Brook Dr., S Colton. Advance registration at Boyce's Store, S. Colton and The Country Store, Hannawa Falls. Same day registration at the club from 7 to 10 a.m. $20 for adults (17 up), $15 for Youth (12-16 years old). Food and beverages available. 50/50 raffle, door prizes.

LOUISVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT ICE FISHING DERBY, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Day-of” registration starts 4 a.m. On the St. Lawrence River around Massena, Louisville and Waddington. More than $20,000 in cash and prizes; $1,100 per hour for the four biggest pike. Info, advance registration: St. Lawrence River Walleye Association website,, or at Chapman’s Sport Shop in Black Lake, Louisville Mini Mart, JC River Run Restaurant in Waddington, St. Lawrence Archery in Massena or Uppstrom’s Bait and Tackle in Waddington.

OGDENSBURG ELKS NO-TAP BOWLING TOURNAMENT, 2 p.m., Ogdensburg Bowl, 1121 Patterson St. Benefits Elks National Foundation and Ogdensburg Veterans Memorial Fighter Jet. Teams of 5, $75. All welcome. More info: Kyle Sharp, (315) 528-7749, or Rhonda Roethel, (315) 323-0202.


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.

FIBROMYALGIA GROUP, Massena Memorial Hospital, lower level conference rm.; 1:30 p.m.; info: 769-5778 or 4262.