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U.S. ARMY FIELD BAND'S CONCERT BAND AND SOLDIERS' CHORUS, Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 7:30 p.m.; patriotic favorites and an array of musical styles; free and open to public; tickets: CPS Box Office, Performing Arts Center lobby, Brick & Mortar Music, or 267-2277; limit of 4 tickets.

Community Events

‘FRIGHT NIGHT,’ Downtown Potsdam, Market/Main streets; 5:30-8 p.m.; treats, games, giveaways, music, dance performance, pumpkin trail, more; free; updated info: Potsdam Fright Night Facebook page or contact 274-9000.

ADIRONDACK CHAGA SAMPLING, Potsdam Food Co-op, 24 Elm St., 3:30-5:30 p.m.; medicinal mushroom and herbal tea supplement with immune system boosting properties; info:

VISITING DIPLOMAT LECTURE SERIES, Miller Campus Center, Room 218, SUNY Canton, noon; featuring Gheewhan Kim, consul general for the republic of Korea; free and open to public; info: 386-7127.

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

SLC DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEET AND GREET, The Freight House, 20 Market St., Ogdensburg, 6-8 p.m.; featuring Congressional candidate Mike Derrick and County Treasurer candidate Renee Cole.

COMIC BOOK CLUB, Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., 3:20 p.m.; chat about comics; snack; craft activity; free; info:

NNCS CLASS OF 2017 ALL NIGHT PARTY COMMITTEE MEETING, Norwood-Norfolk High School Library, 7 p.m.; info: [email protected].

CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS EVENT, Miller Campus Center, SUNY Canton, 7:30 registration opens; 8-9 a.m. presentation; hosted by NBT Bank; security expert will discuss online security threats and scams; pre-register: Carol Ferguson at 393-8820.

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.

FOURTH THURSDAY FREE WILL SUPPER, Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 Maple St., Potsdam, 5-6:30 p.m.; meatloaf, mashed potatoes, salad; donations accepted; info: 265-5754 or [email protected].

SENIOR DINNER, Knights of Columbus, 138 County Road 50, Brasher Falls, cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.; open to seniors in Brasher, Stockholm, Lawrence and Hopkinton; $6 per person; beef or turkey; keynote speaker; register by Friday, Oct. 14; 328-4077 or 389-5652.

INTRODUCTION TO ANDROID TABLETS, Fred W. Cleveland Computer Center, Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., 1-2:30 p.m.; free; pre-register: 265-7230.

JUNIOR WRITERS GROUP, Canton Free Library, 8 Park St., 3:30-5 p.m.; ages 8-12; meets second and fourth Thursday of each month; brainstorming of writing theme; illustrations and sharing stories optional; info:

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: or 764-7420.

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

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

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

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.


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

PUBLIC SKATING, Pine Street Arena, Potsdam, 1:45-3:45 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].

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; more info:

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 [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:

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

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION, Trillium Yoga Center, 25 Market St., Potsdam, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; facilitated by Jenna Joya Blondel; info:

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.

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.

GOUVERNEUR MS SUPPORT GROUP, 103 W. Barney St., 7 p.m.; group for all those affected by MS meets last Thursday of every month; info: Brenda Maxson at 287-7697.

COMRADES OF HOPE MEETING, Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St., 6 p.m.; support group for those who have or have lost a loved one suffering from the disease of addiction; free and confidential; info: or