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.
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: www.fort1749.org.
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: http://slcartscouncil.org/noco-makers/.
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: www.seacomm.org.
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: www.seacomm.org.
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Nicandri Nature Center, Massena; free, citizen-science opportunity tracking bird populations; info: www.massenanaturecenter.com.
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, www.massenanaturecenter.com.
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: www.mandaville.org, 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, stlawrenceriverwalleyeassociation.com/index.html, 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.
PUBLIC SKATING AT THE CANTON PAVILION, 3-4:50 p.m.
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: trilliumyogacenter.com.
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 www.americankangdukwon.org.
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: www.facebook.com/zumbawithmaggie.
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: www.timadojo.com, 713-7509.
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.