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 29 THURSDAY

Music

MUSICAL JAM, Amvets Post 11, 4348 US Highway 11, DeKalb Junction, 7-9 p.m.; hosted by Dan Cole; all players and singers welcome; info: 347-3099.

Community Events

UNITED STEELWORKS ORGANIZATION OF ACTIVE RETIREES MEETING, Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St., 4 p.m.; nominations for officers meeting; ALL USW Local 420, 45, 1026 and 3701 Retired Steelworks and spouses encouraged to attend; info: Richard Orton at 384-4216.

"KNOW BEFORE YOU GO" JOINT SURGERY PRESENTATION, Dobisky Visitors' Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg, 1 p.m.; presentation with information on planning joint surgery, health care and payment options; free and open to public; info: United Helpers at 393-3074.

POTSDAM POETRY CLUB READING, Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St., 7 p.m.; poets and poetry aficionados welcome.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AND DISCUSSION, First Presbyterian Church of Canton, 17 Park St., 7-9 p.m.; screening of PBS FRONTLINE documentary "Being Mortal," which explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness; hosted by Hospice and Palliative of St. Lawrence Valley; free.

FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, First United Methodist Church, 189 Main St., Massena, 4:30-6 p.m.; cabbage rolls, dessert, beverage; donations accepted.

PLANETARIUM SHOW, SUNY Potsdam Planetarium, Stowell Hall basement, 4 p.m.; "Worldwide Constellations"; ongoing series with Dr. Frank Revetta; free and open to public; no food, drinks, cell phones; free and open to public; info: 267-3441 or revettfa@potsdam.edu.

POTSDAM VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD SCRAP METAL FUNDRAISER, Drop donations of any metals off to parking lot, 29 Elm St.; accepted through Sept. 30; info: Tim at 212-6751.

COMIC BOOK CLUB, Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., 3:30 p.m.; for teens; free; info: www.ogdensburgpubliclibrary.org.

ALPINE FOAM INSULATION INFO SESSION, Potsdam Town Hall Community Room, 18 Elm St., 6 p.m.; presentation on new injection foam insulation solution; open to public; refreshments served; info: www.alpinefoaminsulation.com, www.facebook.com/Alpinefoaminsulation, or Matt McKenna at 262-6544.

WIC CLINIC, Massena Community Ctr., 61 Beach St.; 12:15-5 p.m.

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY, Northside Community Church, 41 N. Main St., Massena; 1 p.m.; info 769-6697

FREE STORY TIME, Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St., 10 a.m.; ages 2-5.

KNITTING CLASSES, 6-8 p.m.; Misty Hollow, 22 Market St., Potsdam; 3-week session $20; choose from several projects; register, info: 265-1660.

THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER, Ogdensburg Amvets; $5; 4-6:30 p.m.

FREE DINNER, Massena United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall behind church, 189 Main St.; 4:30-6 p.m.; takeout available after 5:30 p.m.; info: 769-8036.

COMMUNITY LUNCH, Helping Hands of Potsdam, Rt. 56 & Church St., Hannawa Falls; noon; free, donations accepted; open to everyone; info: 268-0633.

GRACE FOOD PANTRY, 9 a.m.-noon, Christian Life Fellowship, Church St., Gouverneur.

Recreation/Sports

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER, Gouverneur at Brushton-Moira, Massena at Canton, Hermon-DeKalb at Heuvelton, Harrisville at Lisbon, Ogdensburg at Potsdam, Malone at Salmon River, Parishville-Hopkinton at St. Lawrence Central, Norwood-Norfolk at St. Regis Falls, 4:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER, Chateaugay at Madrid-Waddington, 4:30 p.m.

PEG LAVIGNE SOFTBALL FIELD DEDICATION, Champlain St., Ogdensburg, 4 p.m.; formal dedication of softball field with memorial sign; open to public.

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, 3 – midnight; special: two games, free shoes for $5 from 3-6 p.m.; comic bowling, 7 p.m.-close; info: 265-9210.

WEIGHT WATCHERS, St. Lawrence University, Canton; 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; info: hotal@tds.net.

TRILLIUM CTR. FOR YOGA CLASSES, 25 Market St., Potsdam; Morning Vinyasa with Lori Dye, 8:30-9:45 a.m.; Restorative Yoga with Terry de la Vega, 10-11:30 a.m.; basic tai chi w/Sean Boutin, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Tabata w/ Tracy Sharlow, 4-5 p.m.; ‘Evening Bliss’ w/ Shannon Miller, 6-7:15 p.m.; most classes $15 drop-in fee or class card; more info: trilliumyogacenter.com

ZUMBA FITNESS CLASSES, First Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St., Potsdam; 5-6 p.m.; $5; wear work out cloths, bring water bottle; info: Kate Mikel at kmikel@clarkson.edu.

DUCOTE FAMILY KARATE CLUB CLASSES, Canton Rec. Dept., upstairs warm-up room, 90 Lincoln St.; 6-7 p.m.; ages 4+; info: Steve DuCote, 518-481-4228, sducote@twcny.rr.com, or ‘DuCote Family Karate Club’ on Facebook.

HE YEE DAO KARATE, Youth class, 6-7 p.m.; adult class, 7-8:30 p.m.; Norwood-Norfolk Elementary School; drop-ins welcome; info: 244-0753.

TURBO KICK CLASSES, 5:15 p.m.; outside at the SUNY Canton gazebo in nice weather, in the Roos’ House if rain or extreme heat; venue changes posted on Roos’ Facebook page.

ZUMBA CLASSES, Colton Amvets, SR 56; 6 p.m.; $5/session; info: 262-2507.

4ME FITNESS ZUMBA, KIDS' DANCE CLASS, Crasper Hall, 897 St. Hwy. 11C, Brasher Falls; kids' dance 5-5:50 p.m.; zumba 6:15-7:15 p.m.; $5/class; info: www.facebook.com/zumbawithmaggie.

ZUMBA TONING WITH BETHANY, Northern Physical Therapy, O’Burg; 5-6 p.m.; info: 393-2024.

ENDURANCE CLASS, Thousand Islands Dojo, O’burg; juniors & adults 6-7 p.m.; info: www.timadojo.com, 713-7509.

PIYO WITH ANGELA BURKE, Mosaic Ctr., 100 Ford St., O’burg; 7 p.m.; fee; more info: ange_24@hotmail.com .

WEIGHT WATCHERS WEEKLY MEETING, St. Lawrence University, Canton, 11:45 a.m. weigh-in, 12:15 p.m. meeting; info: Jennifer at hotal@tds.net.

WEIGHT WATCHERS WEEKLY MEETING, Hampton Inn, 169 Market St., Potsdam, 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 p.m. meeting; info: Jennifer at hotal@tds.net.

MASSENA KARATE SCHOOL, Massena High School gym; juniors 6-7 p.m., adults 7-8:30 p.m.; open to ages 7+; those w/ physical disabilities welcome; $25/month for first child, $15/month each add'l family member, $5 extra for adults; can start anytime; info: Patti, 842-7912.

AQUA ZUMBA, Edwards-Knox School, Russell; 6-6:45 p.m.; $6. Info: www.facebook.com/zumbawithRachandHolly or rachaelmatejcik.zumba.com.

TAI CHI CLASSES, Trillium Center for Yoga, Market Street, Potsdam; w/ Sean Boutin; Tai Chi Basics, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; info: northcountrytaichi@gmail.com or visit northcountrytaichi.com.

Support Groups

SMART RECOVERY, Massena Memorial Hospital, lower level conference rm.; 7 p.m.; non-religious support group for all addictive behaviors; more info: 250-4338, 769-4262.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, Massena Memorial Hospital community education rm., 7 p.m., info: 265-2422 or 384-4833.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 7:30 a.m., Canton-Potsdam Hospital rehab unit, 20 Cottage St.; 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sycamore St., Massena.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP, 7 p.m., 3rd floor, Van Housen Hall, SUNY Potsdam; 7:30 p.m., Sunrise Acres Apartments, 378 NYS Hwy. 37, Building 2, Akwesasne.

POTSDAM WEIGHT WATCHERS, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; SUNY Potsdam, Satterlee Hall, rm. 117; info: 267-3109.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, 5:30 p.m., UCPA of the North Country, 4 Commerce Ln., Canton; 9 a.m., Riverside Drive High-rise, 35 Riverside Dr., Canton; 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 100 Grove St., Gouverneur; 6 p.m., Hermon Hepburn Library, 105 Main St.,; info: www.tops.org

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Trinity Episcopal Church, Potsdam, noon; Madrid Public Library, 7:30 p.m.; Parishville fire hall, 8 p.m.; K of C, Canton, 8 p.m.; Canton-Potsdam Hospital rehab unit, 7:30 p.m.

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