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ANDY VAN DUYNE, 6-8 p.m., Mama Lucia, Depot Street, Potsdam, Saturdays on the Patio.

SINGER SONGWRITER SHAWN STODDARD, Township 7 Brewing Co., Dickinson Center; 5 p.m.

NEW BUCKSKINS, 8 p.m.-midnight, music and dancing, DeKalb Junction AMVETS Post 11; info: 315-347-3099.

OUTTA THE BLUE, 6:30 p.m., Lisbon Homecoming, at Lisbon Firemen’s Field.

AMY RIVERA, 6-9 p.m., Smuggler's Cafe, Hosmer Marina, Ogdensburg; outdoor venue.

Community Events

FINE TOWN HALL HISTORY DAY, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Fine Town Hall, hosted by the town historical association; free throw competition, tours of the old jail cells, live music, bake sale, silent auction, chicken barbecue, model sales.

POTSDAM COMMUNITY WIDE SALES, Chamber of Commerce maps available; info, or to list sale: [email protected], 315-274-9000.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 4-7 p.m., Lisbon First Congregational Church, corner of Five Mile Line Road and County Route 28, community room; sundaes, banana splits, cones.

OLD HOME DAY, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., organized by Macomb Historical Association, town hall grounds, Route 58, Brasie Corners; chicken barbecue, live music by Matune Creek, silent auction, museum tours, games, raffles, Watertown Zoo display, Draft Horse Club demo, guest singers, kid’s activities.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION, Norfolk Raymondville Food Pantry, 9-11 a.m., at 9 W. Main St. (United Methodist Church of Norfolk); clients need to bring their own containers to carry their food.

FREE ESSENTIAL OILS 101 CLASS, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Adirondack Growers, 2825 State Highway 11B, Nicholville; RSVP: [email protected].

NORWOOD VILLAGE-WIDE SALES, maps available at village businesses; call 315-353-2372 to be listed.

CONCESSION STAND, operated by Norwood-Norfolk Class of 2018, by the Norwood recycling center, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. during Norwood Garage Sale days; hot dogs, chips, baked goods, soda, water; proceeds go to the senior class trip.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, Gouverneur First United Methodist Church, 34 Grove St., across from the Post Office; cost: $10; includes half chicken, salt potatoes, green beans, dessert; take-outs available; benefits church general fund; info: 315-287-2440.

CONCESSIONS SOLD, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Norwood-Norfolk Class of 2018, at the Norwood recycling center; hot dogs, chips, baked goods, soda, water; [email protected], 315-244-5806.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, noon, hosted by Sons of AMVETS Squadron 282, at American Legion Post 74, Madrid Road; half chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans, roll and dessert; cost: $8; take-out available; delivery: 315-261-4764.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION, 9-10:30 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul, 128 Main St., Massena; for St. Lawrence County residents only.

TUBING IN TRI-TOWN, 11 a.m.-noon registration at Tri-Town Arena, benefits Tri Town Minor Hockey; $10 per person; 4-hour float down river; info: 315-842-0596.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 4-7 p.m., white, First Congregational Church community room, Lisbon, corner of Five Mile Line Road and County Route 28.

VILLAGE-WIDE GARAGE SALES, GOUVERNEUR, maps available at the Gouverneur Chamber of Commerce website:

LISBON HOMECOMING WEEKEND, starts at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast at United Presbyterian; library book sale, walk/run at 9, Legion craft show 9-4, fire department barbecue at noon, noon-8 bounce house and games, Depot Day 1-4, ice cream social 3-6, parade 5:30, concert 6:30, dusk fireworks.

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.

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.


NYS BASS FEDERATION TOURNAMENT AND SPORTSMAN SHOW, Dobisky Visitor’s Center marina, Ogdensburg. Free admission. More than 150 anglers compete on the St. Lawrence River. Many vendors. Info: (315) 393-3620, [email protected].

JUMPING/GYMKHANA HORSE SHOW, 9 a.m.; Paradis Acres on Linden Road; $6 fee; class list available on SLVHA FB page.

CHIPPEWA BAY POKER RUN, 8 a.m.-noon, kayak and canoe run from Schermerhorn Harbor; awards, prizes, food, entertainment; info:,, [email protected].

FREE TAI CHI CLASS, noon – 1 p.m., Ives Park, off Hamilton Street by Potsdam Farmer’s Market, offered by Master Sean of North Country Tai Chi, sponsored by St. Lawrence Health System; beginners welcome, weekly through August; info: \ or (315) 229-4003.

ROLLER SKATING AT NORFOLK’S ZAPPIA CENTER, 6-8 p.m. Skate rentals $1 or bring your own.

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 YOGA CENTER CLASSES, 25 Market St, Community Yoga, rotating teachers, 9:00-10:00am; drop-in $5-$10, June 17 - August 12 meet at the Gazebo in Ives Park, 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.

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.