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.



OLIVER JAMES BAND, Woody’s Tavern, 803 State St., Ogdensburg, from 9 a.m.-1 a.m.

NEW BUCKSKINS, Amvets Post 11, DeKalb Junction, 8 p.m.-midnight; info: 347-3099.

TOMEK REGULSKI AND ROB MORRISON, sitar and tabla Indian music concert, 4 p.m., Potsdam Public Museum, 2 Park St.; free; Cabin Fever Concert Series; info:

JAMBOREE, to benefit Jeff James and his family, 1-10 p.m., Barking Dog Saloon, West Parishville Road, Potsdam; Matt Jock/Backdraft at 2, Amy Rivera at 4, Brian Hammond of TOMB at 6, Connor Sullivan at 8; prizes, a silent auction, 50/50 drawings, food; info: 315-244-6870.

A CAPPELLA COMPETITION, 2017 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Central Region Quarterfinal, SUNY Potsdam’s Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, 7 p.m.; cost: $15, students, $18 for general admission; info:, 631-335-5626.

13TH ANNUAL GOSPEL WORKSHOP, CONCERT, Gulick Theatre, St. Lawrence University; lead by Dr. Mario Vaughn; all religious traditions welcome, anyone may participate; free; concert Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.; register: 315-229-5062, [email protected].

Community Events

LIONS CLUB FOOD DRIVE, noon-6 p.m., at the Big Lots on Market Street, Potsdam; food and cash donations are appreciated; benefits the Potsdam Neighborhood Center food pantry; info: 315-742-2172 or 315-262-7376.

PORK LOIN DINNER, Morley Volunteer Fire Department bingo hall; pork, potatoes, corn, coleslaw, roll, dessert; cost: $9, children 5 and younger eat free; proceeds benefit the department.

LAKE ST. LAWRENCE WINTER CHILL, Massena Fire Department chicken barbeque, noon until sold out; Rock and skate, Massena arena, 7 to 9 p.m.; ‘License to Chill,’ James Bond-themed menu at Amici’s Grill, Water Street, Massena, 5 p.m., entertainment by Big Poppa and Margarita Mike; 5k Fun Run, register at 8 a.m. at Louisville Arena, race at 9 a.m., more info: find Wendy Chapman on Facebook or call Louisville Arena 769-8206; Squirt Pond Hockey Tourney, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Louisville Arena, more info: 769-8206; Human foosball, 4 p.m., Louisville Arena, more info: 769-8206; co-ed three-on-three hockey, 4 to 9 p.m., Louisville Arena, more info: Dewey LaValley 769-8206 or 250-6551; booze and bonfire, Lousiville Arena, 4 to 9 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m., near Lousiville Arena.

RABIES VACCINATION, Feb 25, from noon-2 p.m., Massena St. Lawrence Centre Mall; free; info: 386-2325.

SATURDAY AFTERNOONS WITH FREDERIC REMINGTON, 2 p.m., Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg; docents to give tours, discussions.

FREE INCOME TAX PREP, for low income and working people, IRS trained volunteers to prepare returns; 8 a.m.-noon, SeaComm Canton branch, 101 E. Main St.; info: 1-800-764-0566,

CHICKEN BARBECUE, 11 a.m., Massena Volunteer Fire Department at the station, 34 Andrews St.; cost: $10; also baked beans, macaroni salad, roll.

T-SHIRT MEMORY QUILT CLASS, The Celtic Knot, 17 Main St., Canton, starting at 10:30 a.m.; info: 315-714-3206.

FREE INCOME TAX PREP, for low income and working people, IRS trained volunteers to prepare returns; 8 a.m.-noon, 12:30–4 p.m., SeaComm Potsdam branch, 6 Sisson St.; info: 1-800-764-0566,

PORK ROAST DINNER, hosted by Pierrepont volunteer fire department; starting at noon; cost: adults $9, seniors 62 and older $8.50, and children 5-12 years old $4.50; children younger than 5 eat free; take outs: $9; info: 315-386-3235.

KID’S ART CLASS, “It’s For the Birds!” at The Gallery at Lake Saint Lawrence Arts, 10 Main St., Waddington, 2-3 p.m.; cost: $8, which includes all materials; register: 315-705-1241, or [email protected].

SILVER BRACELET CLASS, at The Gallery at Lake Saint Lawrence Arts, 10 Main St., Waddington, 3:15-5:30 p.m.; cost: $45; register: 315-705-1241, or [email protected].

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.

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


COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY, St. Lawrence at Harvard, Clarkson at Dartmouth, 7 p.m.

HIKE SCARFACE MOUNTAIN WITH ADK LAURENTIAN CHAPTER. 6.8 miles RT with a 1480' ascent. Level 4. While there isn't a summit view, this trail wanders through the forest and past several brooks, making it a beautiful winter hike. Contact Felicia Neahr 518-321-4956 or [email protected]

CANTON PAVILION HOURS, public skating, 7-8:20 p.m.; admission $2 over age five; free under age five; skate rentals available; info: 386-3992.

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, noon – 1 a.m.; 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; Prenatal Yoga, Terry de la Vega/Sarah Oakely, 10:30-11:45am. Most classes: class card or $15 drop-in, 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.

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