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JOURNEY WEST: MUSIC IN MIGRATION, Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, Griffiths Arts Center, SLU, 2-3:30 p.m.; musicians track melodies and change instrumentation through a journey from the Middle East and to the USA via Europe; free and open to public; info:

Community Events

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES, SUNY Potsdam, Bowman East/West Residence Halls, 2-4 p.m.; guided trick-or-treating and more fun activities; community welcome; parking in Lots 22 and 25; info: Amanda Grazioso at [email protected].

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE, Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; fiction, mystery, biography, children's lit; $3 per bag.

TRUNK OR TREAT, Hamilton Gardens, 80 Lagrasse St., Waddington, 4-5 p.m.; children invited to dress in costume and collect treats; sponsored by United Helpers.

COMMUNITY PRAYER EVENT, Dobisky Visitors' Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg, 4 p.m.; multi-denominational event to "pray for God's guidance for our Nation"; entire county welcome; music; info: Val at 393-3056.

NORTH COUNTRY CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE, Stockholm History Center, 607 Route 11C, Winthrop, 2 p.m.; discussion on letters of Civil War veteran and Stockholm resident Edgar Crane by Stan Maine; show and tell of Civil War items before the talk; display on Crane family; free and open to public; light refreshments served; info:

STOCKHOLM HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION OPEN HOUSE, Town of Stockholm Municipal Building, 607 State Highway 11C, Winthrop, 1-4 p.m.; Civil war exhibit, discussion; silent auction; refreshments; free and open to public.

BLUE MASS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, St. Joseph's Church, 360 W. Main St., Malone, 2:30 p.m.; local law enforcement and community members invited to attend ceremony by Bishop Terry LaValley and Diocese of Ogdensburg.

SUNDAY BREAKFAST, Heuvelton AMVETS, 107 State St., 8-11 a.m.; $6 adults, $4.50 children; info: 344-2364.

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:


MET: LIVE IN HD PRESENTS MOZART’S ‘DON GIOVANNI,’ Potsdam Roxy, 20 Main St.; 6:30 p.m.; tickets start at $22; buy at

SISTER ROBERT ANNE'S CABARET CLASS, George Hall Auditorium, Ogdensburg Free Academy, 3 p.m.; Ogdensburg Command Performances presents one-woman show including songs from the “Nunsense” series, interspersed with humorous stories and audience interaction; tickets $16-40; info/tickets: 393-2625 or


SCARE OUT HUNGER WALK, Dobisky Visitors Center, 100 Riverside Ave, Ogdensburg, 1 p.m., 12:30 p.m. registration; 4-mile walk to benefit local food pantries; sponsored by First Presbyterian Church; costumes option, info/sponsor sheets: Chris at [email protected].

5K FUN RUN & WALK, Backwoods Road, Colton, 11:30 a.m. registration; walkers will begin at noon; runners at 12:10 p.m.; 1.5-mile loop; $5 per person, $10 per family; costumes encouraged; leashed dogs welcome; refreshments after; proceeds benefit Colton-Pierrepont Central School PTSA funded activities; monetary and food donations for CPCS Backpack program also collected; info: [email protected].

LAWNMOWER RACES, Edwards Lions Field, Hall Road, noon; benefit for cancer patient Mike Allen; weather permitting; admission charged and food served; info: 562-8228.

BASKETBALL COACHES CLINIC, Maxcy Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 10 a.m. - 4 :30 p.m., registration 8:30-10 a.m.; clinics and demonstrations by SUNY Potsdam staff, other area coaches and a sports science consultant; $65 per coach, $250 for staff of up to five coaches; info: Jim Bechtel at 267-2308 or [email protected].

PUBLIC SKATING, Canton Pavilion, Lincoln St., 3-4:45 p.m.; $2; ages six and over, free for 5 and under; skate rentals $3 per pair.

REIKI II CLASS WITH SARAH PICKARD, Chase Mills, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $150; register: (860) 488-1895.

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 Center for Yoga and Health, 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.