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Music

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

Community Events

FREE SEMINAR, 11:30 a.m., “Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies,” with attorney Efstathia G. Kyriakopoulos, at Massena Memorial Hospital’s Wing board room on the main level; register: 315-769-4262.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Potsdam Public Library’s Cleveland Computer Center; Windows 10/office suite 2010; participants should be comfortable using a mouse and the keyboard; free; register: 315-265-7230.

TODDLER CRAFTS, 10-11 a.m., arts and crafts program, at the Dobisky Visitor’s Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg; hosted by Parks and Recreation Department; ages 1-4; all toddlers must be accompanied by an adult; check ‘Ogdensburg City Recreation’ on Facebook to see what the project will be; info: 315-393-1980.

POTSDAM FOOD CO-OP COMMUNITY COOKS POTLUCK DINNER, 6-8 p.m. Potsdam town hall’s community room, 18 Elm St.; informal social gathering, no business agenda; theme is Summer Favorites; bring a dish to share and own place setting; info: 315-265-4630, www.facebook.com/groups/coopcommunitycooks.

TOBACCO CESSATION CLASS, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center conference room C, Ogdensburg; with Dr. Beth Gero; registration required: 315-713-5116.

WIC CLINIC, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Potsdam New Hope Church, 33 Grant St.

COMRADES OF HOPE, 6 p.m., Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St.; for those with loved ones, current or deceased, suffering from addiction; free and confidential, new members welcome; info: www.comradesofhope.com.

TASK FORCE MEETING, 1 p.m., St. Lawrence County Task Force, at St. Lawrence NYSARC operation building, 6 Commerce Lane, Canton; open to public.

WIND ENERGY LAW PUBLIC HEARING, 7 p.m., hosted by Hopkinton wind advisory board, at Hopkinton town hall, 7 Church St.; info: 315-328-4191.

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.

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.

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].

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

LAWRENCE HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION MEETS, 7 p.m., 638 Water St., Nicholville, old Nicholville telephone building; open to anyone who would like to visit or to join.

Recreation/Sports

‘ABOUT BOATING SAFELY’ COURSE, 5-9 p.m., at Hawkins Point Visitors Center, Massena; given by U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 092-01-01 Massena; two sessions; cost: $35; info, register: 1-315-250-6888.

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: [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.

TRILLIUM YOGA CENTER CLASSES, 25 Market St, Potsdam: LUNCHTIME MEDITATION, Jenna Joya Blondel, $10, 11:30 am-12:30 pm; BASIC TAI CHI, instructor Sean Boutin, North Country Tai Chi, 12:30-1:30 pm; TABATA, Tracy Sharlow, 4:00-5:00 p.m; EVENING BLISS, Shannon Miller, 6:00-7:15 p.m. Most classes: class card or $15 drop-in, more info: trilliumyogacenter.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: [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.

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.

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+.