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 25 THURSDAY

Music

EASY STREET, Springs Park, West Hatfield St., Massena; 6 p.m.; free; bring lawn chair; rain location Massena Fire Dept., Andrews St.; part of Massena Summer Concert Series.

ECHOES IN BLACK, Ives Park Gazebo, Potsdam; 6-8 p.m.; country music; free admission.

Community Events

WIND POWER PROGRAM, Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St., 2 p.m.; members of the community will have the opportunity to learn about and construct their own windmills; info: www.massenapubliclibrary.org.

'HOW-TO' BARN QUILT SESSSION, TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., three-day workshop through Saturday, Aug. 27; four hours of preparation and planning on day one, full workshop on day two, complete project on day three; $25; $35-40 estimated cost of materials; register by Wednesday, Aug. 24: 386-4289; contact Ruth McWilliams to discuss design by Aug. 24; 262-2450 or ruth@catamountlodge.com.

AMVETS AUXILIARY DINNER, AMVETS Riverfront, Massena, 5-7 p.m.; chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, bread, dessert, coffee; $10 per plate; info: 764-0686.

FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, First United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 189 Main St., Massena, 4:30-6 p.m.; chef salad, dessert, beverage; donations accepted and appreciated; info: 769-8036.

SMORGASBORD DINNER, Russell Common Room, 24 Pestle St., 5 p.m. until all are served; hosted by Russell Community Pavilion Fund; free will offering collected; info: cjtupper2@live.com.

SLC ARTS RIBBON CUTTING, Downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St., Potsdam, 6-6:30 p.m.; celebrating expansion of SLC Arts' offices to first floor; free and open to public; RSVP: Potsdam Chamber at 274-9000 or www.slcartscouncil.org/event/ribbon-cutting.

‘ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ SUMMER READING CAMP,’ Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St.; ages 5-10; 10 :30 a.m.-noon; free; registration required: 265-7230.

COMMUNITY SUPPER, Trinity Episcopal Church, parish hall, 8 Maple St., Potsdam, 5-6:30 p.m.; monthly fourth Thursday free-will supper; make your own subs, cold salads, dessert, beverages; donations accepted, but not expected; info: Tom Hardiman 212-6844.

BLOOD DRIVE IN HONOR OF STEPHANIE MCKEEL, American Legion, 40 E. Orvis St., Massena, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; drive in honor of Massena Central graduate who recently underwent a lung transplant that required blood transfusions; info/appointments: www.redcrossblood.org, keyword: LUNGSOFLOVE or 1-800-733-27677.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg, 5-8 p.m.; music by Ryan McNally; Wimpy's Inn food truck; final Night at the Museum of summer season; $5 members, $10 non-members; info: www.fredericremington.org or 393-2425.

MOVIE NIGHT, O’burg Library; free; 5:30 p.m.; ‘Angry Birds’; more info: 393-4325.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, American Legion, 40 E. Orvis St., Massena, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; register/info: www.redcrossblood.org or 1-800- 733-2767.

WIC CLINIC, New Hope Church, Potsdam, 33 Grant St.; 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.; more info: 386-8128.

GAMES, CARDS, Waddington Library; 1:30-3:30 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.

COMMUNITY SUPPER, Trinity Church parish hall, Potsdam, 5-6:30 p.m.; donations accepted, not expected; info: 265-5754.

JUNIOR WRITERS CLUB, Canton Library, 8 Park St.; 3:30-5 p.m.; ages 8-12; bring paper, pens; meet downstairs in community room; info: Linda at 344-6592.

MASSAGE SERVICES AT CPH CENTER FOR CANCER CARE, 50 Leroy St., Potsdam; w/Ramsey Thomann; info: 261-5890.

GENEALOGY CLUB, Massena Musuem, 200 E. Orvis St.; 6:30 p.m.; more info: www.nnyresearcher.com or 764-7420.

OGDENSBURG AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, Dobisky Center, community room, 100 Riverside Ave.; 7 p.m.; info: Joe Dempsey 323-4949 or www.oarc.us.

ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY DOG CLUB MEETS, location & time vary; check www.slvdc.com.

NORTH COUNTRY 350 ALLIANCE, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 ½ Main St.; northcountry350alliance@gmail.com; climate-change advocates looking to build local movement.

FREE DINNER, 5-6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Center, corner of Elm St. & Lawrence Ave., Potsdam; free, donations accepted; info: 265-9434.

DEEP ROOT CENTER INFO SESSION, Deep Root Center, 17 Main St., Canton; noon-2 p.m.; families can visit, ask questions, learn more about programs for youth; info: deeprootcenter@gmail, 244-3034 or www.deeprootcenter.org.

COFFEE CLUB, Jernabi Coffee Shop, 11 Maple St., Potsdam; 10 a.m.; led by financial analyst Gary Throop; discuss, receive market updates; reservations: 265-3471.

MASSENA AMVETS AUXILIARY DINNER, Fregoe Road, Massena; 5-7 p.m.; $10.

Recreation/Sports

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.; info: 265-9210.

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

FITNESS KNOCKOUT, The Body Shop, 47 State Highway 345, Potsdam ; noon; $7; fun, energetic class w/ upbeat, modern tunes and easy to follow moves; info: danpinto77@gmail.com.

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.

KRIPALU YOGA, Norwood Public Library; 6:30-7;45 p.m.; six weeks; $60; register: 353-6692.

YOGA IN THE GALLERIES W/ AMY, Remington Museum, O’burg; 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays through August; $8 museum members, students, $10 everyone else; all experience levels welcome; register: mflack@fredericremington.org or 393-2425.

THURSDAY DROP-IN YOGA, Chippewa Bay Community Club, Jane O'Neill instructor. Gentle Yoga: 9-10:15 am, Moderate Yoga: 5-6:15 pm. $10 per class, 5 classes $40 or 10 classes $80; Info: 518-852-0546, jane@sourcerx.com.

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 .

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.

ZUMBA, Edwards-Knox School, Russell; 6-7 p.m.; in main gym; info: www.facebook.com/zumbawithRachandHolly

Support Groups

COMRADES OF HOPE MEETING, Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St., 6 p.m.; support group for loved ones of those suffering from addiction; free and confidential; info: www.comradesofhope.com or on Facebook.

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 p.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.

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP, 1 p.m.; O’burg, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center conference rm. C, 2nd floor old mental health unit; info: Karen Cole, 393-8880, ext. 5181.

SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM, Ogdensburg, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Ctr. auditorium; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; register: 713-5116.

COMRADES OF HOPE, For those w/addicted loved ones; Massena Community Ctr., 61 Beach St.; 6 p.m.; 18+.

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