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DEKALB JUNCTION AMVETS POST 11, 4348 U.S. Highway 11; 4-7 p.m.; music jam w/ Dan Cole; 7-9 p.m.; info: 347-3099.

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

Community Events

MASSENA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL LUNCH, Massena Chamber event room, 16 Church St.; noon; $15; RSVP: [email protected], 769-3525.

GUEST SPEAKER ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY POWER & EQUIPMENT MUSEUM BOARD PRESIDENT REGINALD CHESTER, noon, St. Lawrence County Historical Association Brown Bag Lunch, Silas Wright House, 3 E. Main St., Canton. Free. Parking in the rear. Info:

PREPAREDNESS DISCUSSION, Gene LaLonde, survivalist, at 6 p.m. at Potsdam Public Library. Free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated but not required; call 265-7230.

BAG SALE, Norfolk Methodist Church thrift shop, 11 Main St.; from 10 a.m.-2 pm.; $4 a bag. Everything in the shop is included.

CHAMBER MEETING, Potsdam chamber town/gown committee, 8 a.m.

FREE PLANETARIUM SHOW ‘WINTER CONSTELLATIONS,’ SUNY Potsdam’s Stowell Hall, park in Lot 6, near Kellas Hall; 4-4:45 p.m.; no food or drinks allowed; hosted by Dr. Frank Revetta; info: 267-3441.

IPHONE BASICS CLASS, 1-2:30 p.m. Potsdam library computer center; free. Register: 265-7230.

BLOOD DRIVE, Gouverneur Hospital community room (east wing); 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; donors receive $5 Dunkin Donuts card; bring photo ID; walk-ins welcome; more info, register: 535-9309 or [email protected],

SPAGHETTI DINNER, at Presbyterian Community Center; spaghetti, sauce, meatballs, salad, bread, light dessert; 5-6:30 p.m. All are welcome. The center is at the corner of Elm Street and Lawrence Avenue in Potsdam.

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.

NORWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING, Library community room, 1 Morton St.; 6:30 p.m.


FREE MOVIE NIGHT, Ogdensburg Public Library; 5 p.m.; ‘Finding Dory,’ rated PG.


HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL, Parishville-Hopkinton at Brushton-Moira, Clifton-Fine at Heuvelton, 5:30 p.m.; Potsdam at Canton, Tupper Lake at Chateaugay, St. Regis Falls at Colton-Pierrepont, Hermon-DeKalb at Edwards-Knox, Harrisville at Hammond, Norwood-Norfolk at Madrid-Waddington, St. Lawrence Central at Massena, Ogdensburg at Salmon River, 7:15 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL, Parishville-Hopkinton at Brushton-Moira, Clifton-Fine at Heuvelton, Alexandria at Lisbon, 7:15 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY, Saranac at Salmon River, 6:15 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S HOCKEY, Canton at Johnson & Wales, 4 p.m.

OPEN HOCKEY, Pine Street Arena, Potsdam, noon - 1:30 p.m.; info: 265-4030.

PUBLIC SKATING, Pine Street Arena, Potsdam, 1:45-2:45 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.; rental skates available for $3 per pair; info: 265-4030.

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 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; community meditation, 7-7:30 p.m., $5-$10; mindfulness meditation, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; facilitated by Jenna Joya Blondel; more info:

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:

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:, 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: or

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:

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.

BREASTFEEDING CLASS, 7 p.m., conference rooms A & B at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, info: 261-5965.

PRENATAL CLASS, 7 p.m. 2nd floor classroom, Canton-Potsdam Hospital; info: 261-5965.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Massena Memorial Hospital, lower level conference rm.; 7 p.m.; for patients, caregivers, family, friends, bereaved; info: Robin Beeson, 769-5359.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP, 4 p.m.; O’burg, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center auditorium; w/ Karen Cole, 393-8880, ext. 5181.