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Music

OLD COUNTRY, Concerts in the Park, Massena Springs Park, 6-8 p.m., free.

THE ALL STAR BIG BAND, under the direction of Wally Siebel, with guest artist Nick Marchione, 7 p.m., Norwood Village Green Concert Series, 44th season; free; donations accepted; info: nvgcs.org.

ECHOES IN BLACK, 6-9 p.m., “Old School" country music in Ives Park Gazebo, Potsdam; Dick Arlen and Jackie Brabant singing country music of the 50's 60’s; free, but donations appreciated; weather permitting; info: 315-386-1228.

KTX, 6-8 p.m., on the rooftop of the Cactus Grill Cantina, 11 Raymond St., Potsdam.

JAM SESSION, AMVETS Post 11, 4348 US Highway 11, DeKalb Junction, 7-9 p.m.; hosted by Dan Cole.

Community Events

PLEIN AIR SESSIONS, 2-4 p.m., on the lawn in front of Old Snell Hall, 41 Elm St., during the summer; lead by artist David Crowell; free, no registration required; parking behind Old Snell Hall.

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

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.

ENGLISH SPEAKING CLASS, 10:30-noon, Potsdam Library’s Cleveland Computer Center; informal setting, provides area residents from other countries opportunity to use and practice speaking and understanding spoken English in a non-threatening environment; free; register: 315-265-7230, [email protected].

GOUVERNEUR FARMERS’ MARKET, at the Village Green, Church Street, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Oct. 27; SNAP benefits accepted, GardenShare will double purchasing power; households without SNAP benefits but meeting income eligibility requirements may purchase $10 of farmers’ market tokens for $5 from GardenShare; details and applications: gardenshare.org.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CONVERSATION GROUP, 10:30-noon, Potsdam Library’s Cleveland Computer Center, 2 Park St.; every Thursday morning, join a group of people learning to speak English as their second (or third) language, as they improve listening skills; learners at all levels are welcome; registration: 315-265-7230.

SUMMER PROGRAM, 8-10 a.m., Canton Recreation’s Adventures in Learning, Banford Elementary School playground; info: 315-386-3992 or [email protected].

FAMILY BOOK CLUB MEETS, 5 p.m., Ogdensburg Free Library, 312 Washington St.; for ages 7-99; discussing “The Illuminated Adventures of Flora & Ulysses” by Kate DiCamillo, and write squirrel poetry; info: 315-393-4325.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Norfolk Wesleyan Church, 33 W. Main St.; for all children; theme: ‘Cave Quest;’ info: 315-353-2449.

Recreation/Sports

THREE NATIONS SENIOR B LACROSSE LEAGUE, Massena Arena; Snake Island Muskies vs. Tyendinaga Thunderbirds; 8 p.m.; 8 p.m.; admission fee.

TAI-CHI FOR ADULTS Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., Trinity Church, Maple Street, on Fall Island, Potsdam. Continues through August. $48 per month, single classes $10. Info: 315-265-0297.

YOGA CLASSES, with instructor Jane O'Neill, at Chippewa Bay Community Club, in the historic one-room schoolhouse, 1172 County Route 6, next to the Post Office; gentle yoga, 9-10:15 a.m.; moderate yoga, 10:30-11:45 a.m.; register: 518-852-0546, [email protected].

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, 3-10 p.m. ; 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: [email protected].

ZUMBA FITNESS CLASSES, First Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St., Potsdam; 5-6 p.m.; $5; wear workout clothes, bring water bottle; info: Kate Mikel at [email protected].

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, [email protected], 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: [email protected] .

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.

CHAIR DANCING, with instructor Ellen Armitage, at Chippewa Bay Community Club, in the historic one-room schoolhouse, 1172 County Route 6, next to the Post Office; 11 a.m.-noon; register: 518-852-0546, [email protected]; donations accepted; wear loose clothing, bring water.

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.