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CRANE CANDLELIGHT CONCERT, Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, SUNY Potsdam; 7:30 p.m.; Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra; broadcast live at

Community Events

CONGREGATION BETH-EL FOOD FESTIVAL, Congregation Beth El Synagogue, 81 Market St., Potsdam; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; bakery, gift shop w/Hanukkah items, lunch; more info:

SANTA VISIT, Waddington fire hall; 2-4 p.m.

GUEST MINISTER, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 ½ East Main St., Canton; 10:30 a.m.; guest Rev. Shaun Whitehead, associate Chaplain at SLU to serve as guest; info:

HOLIDAY LUNCH, Parisville Firemen’s Hall, Rutman Road; noon-4 p.m.; music by The Old Timers Band, visit from Santa, 50/50 raffle; sponsored by Parishville Hilltoppers Senior Citizens Club.

'STORIES WITH SANTA,' Chilly Delight, 12 Main St., Potsdam; 1-2:30 p.m.; stories, crafts, light snack; hosted by Potsdam Kiwanis clUB; info: 261-9590

HOLIDAY HAM, Dailey Ridge Church, 411 Elliot Rd., Norwood; 2 p.m.; $8 adults, $5 kids, free under age five or over age 90.

ROAST BEEF DINNER, Crary Mills Tri-Town Community Center, noon; $9 per person, under age five eat free; menu: roast beef, potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, veggies, roll, beverages, dessert.

HAMMOND VILLAGEWIDE CAROLING, Starts at Hammond Presbyterian Church; 2-4 p.m.

CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES, Grace Episcopal Church, 9 East Main St., Canton; 9-10 a.m.; info: 386-3714.

SILENT PRAYER, MEDITATION, Potsdam Presbyterian Church, corner of Elm & Leroy streets; 9:15-9:45 a.m.; room 2 in community ctr. behind church.

ACUPUNCTURE, Instructor Michael Ayotte; 12:30-3:30 pm; $25, Trillium Ctr., 25 Market St, Potsdam; info:

LAWRENCEVILLE FIRE DEPT. & AUXILIARY BREAKFAST, 7:30 a.m.-noon @ fire hall, CR 54; adults $7, seniors $6, under 12 $4, free under age five; ham, sausage, home fries, eggs, pancakes w/ maple syrup, biscuits w/ sausage gravy, fruit, toast, beverages; takeouts available.

FLEA MARKET, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ogdensburg Odd Fellows Hall, Rt. 37; free; info: 394-9135.

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN SERVICES, 10 a.m.; SUNY Potsdam campus; park w/out sticker in lots 20 & 25; call or email for location: [email protected] or 771-7579.

CANTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH YOUTH GROUP, 3-5 p.m.; grades 7-12; talk, food, games; info: Rev. Michael Terrell 386-4500 or


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY, Grand Island at St. Lawrence Central, 1 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, Bard at Canton, 2 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL, Elmira at Canton, 2 p.m.

PIYO W/ ANGELA BURKE, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 10 a.m.; fee; more info: [email protected].

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, noon – 10 p.m.; cosmic bowling, 2-4 p.m.; special: 7-10 p.m., $10 per hour per lane for up to five people; info: 265-9210.

COMMUNITY MEDITATION, Trillium Ctr., 25 Market St., Potsdam; 7-7:30 p.m.; $5-10; info:

PUBLIC SKATING, Pine Street Arena, Potsdam, 12:30-2 p.m..; rental skates available for $3 per pair; info: 265-4030.

Support Groups

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 10 a.m., Canton-Potsdam Hospital rehab unit, 20 Cottage St., Potsdam, 261-5954; St. James Church, Gouverneur, 9 a.m.; South Colton Community Ctr., 10:30 a.m.; Canton United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.; Trinity Episcopal Church, Potsdam, 7 p.m.;

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 7 p.m., Canton-Potsdam Hospital rehab unit, 20 Cottage St., Potsdam; Canton-Potsdam Hospital rehab unit, 7:30 a.m.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY, Christian-based program for addicts; 3-5 p.m.; 1952 St. Hwy. 11C, North Lawrence; info: 755-5880.