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.



JAZZ WITH BILL VITEK AND LAURA BROWN, 3-4:30 p.m., Potsdam Museum civic center, 2 Park St.; free, open to the public; info: 315-265-6910,

CHRISTMAS CANTATA, 2 p.m., United Church of Christ, 39 W. Orvis St., Massena; with Norwood-Norfolk Ecumenical Choir and Musicians; international carols and folk songs with narration and scripture readings; suggested donation $10; pre-sale tickets available.

BARB HELLER CHRISTMAS SING ALONG, 2 p.m., Pickens Hall, 83 State St., Heuvelton; free; donations of cash or non-perishable food item accepted; event will benefit St. Raphael’s and Heuvelton Methodist food pantries; info:, 315-344-7950.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA, 5 p.m. at the Christian Fellowship Center, 3662 County Route 14, Madrid; free; adult and children choirs, special readings, and musical ensembles.

Community Events

FREE GIFT WRAPPING, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with the Youth Advocate Program, Rex Hardware, 125 E. Main St., Canton.

COOKIE DECORATING WORKSHOPS, noon and 2 p.m., at North Country Showcase, St. Lawrence Centre Mall; Kristen Ashley, Sugar Valley Bakery, $25 per person (parents may assist younger children). Register: [email protected] by Dec. 14.

MASSENA MALL EVENTS, craft vendor fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; at St. Lawrence Centre Mall, Massena.

KID’S CHRISTMAS PARTY, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ogdensburg Moose Lodge, 609 Pickering St.; Santa and helpers on hand; 315-393-3170 to register child to attend to receive gift.

MADRID MEMORY TREE LIGHTING, 1 p.m., by the Christmas tree on town square.

KRIS KRINGLE VISITS, 3-6 p.m., Chilly Delight, 12 Main St., Potsdam; storytime.

CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES, Grace Episcopal Church, 9 East Main St., Canton; 9-10 a.m.; info: 315-386-3714.

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

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

SPECIAL NEEDS BIBLE STUDY, 3 to 5 p.m. at 306 South Canton Road. Limited to 20 people. Music, crafts, Bible study and snacks. Info: 265-2912.


‘MR. SCROOGE,’ 2 p.m., St. John’s Conservatory Theater’s annual musical comedy, Ogdensburg Free Academy auditorium; $15 tickets at the door or $10 at

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS MUSICAL, ‘A SUPER CHRISTMAS,’ 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 189 Main St., Massena; info: Glenda Zobel, 315-769-5438, [email protected].


VARSITY BOYS ICE HOCKEY, 1 p.m. Pelham Memorial @ St. Lawrence.

ANNUAL OGDENSBURG ELKS HOOP SHOOT FREE THROW CONTEST, for kids ages 8 to 13, O.F.A main gym. Registration 1 p.m., contest starts 2 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. More info: Kyle Sharp, (315) 528-7749.

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; 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.

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

PUBLIC SKATING AT PINE STREET ARENA in Potsdam, 12:30-2 p.m. Adults $2, students and seniors $1, kids under 6 free; Skate rental $3. OPEN HOCKEY 9:15-9:45 a.m., $3; helmets required.

COMMUNITY YOGA NIDRA WITH DONNA CLARK, 4-5 p.m., Yoga Loft, 17 Main St., Canton. $5 drop in. No experience required. Info:

Support Groups

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 10 a.m., Canton-Potsdam Hospital rehab unit, 20 Cottage St., Potsdam, 315-261-5954; 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.