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

Community Events

FREE PLANETARIUM SHOW ‘CONSTELLATIONS OF THE ZODIAC,’ 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.

LENTEN STUDY GROUP, First Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St., Potdam, 6 p.m.; potluck meal followed by discussion; study books at UMC office, 315-265-7474 by March 1, $3 each, payable at the first session.

‘LEGAL & FINANCIAL PLANNING,’ Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 U.S. Hwy. 11, Potsdam; 1-3 p.m.; free admission; reservations appreciated at 315-621-4025.

FREE ESSENTIAL OIL CLASS, County Route 59, Potsdam; register w/ and get directions at 315-244-3195.

INTRO TO WORD, computer center at Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., 10-11 a.m.; “Introduction to Microsoft Word,” participants will learn the skills needed to construct a document including a table, using Microsoft Word; free; registration required, 265-7230.

BAG SALE, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Norfolk First Methodist Church thrift shop, 11 Main St.; $4 a bag; everything included.

DIGITAL PHOTO COURSE, computer center at Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., 9:30-11 a.m.; “Photo Management on a PC Computer;” bring laptop and power cable, as well as digital camera and/or smartphone, with USB and power cables; basic computer skills required; free; registration required, 265-7230.

FAMILY BOOK CLUB, 5 p.m., Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St.; free; info: 315-393-4325.

‘LIVING BETTER WITH DIABETES,’ EJ Noble Building, Betty Evans Room, Canton; 5:30-8 p.m.; light snack provided; family, friends, caregivers welcome too; more info: [email protected] or 315-261-4760.

WIC CLINIC, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at WIC office, 4 Commerce Lane; info: 315-386-8128.

MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST MEETING, 8-9:30 a.m., St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Best Western University Inn, 90 E. Main St., Canton; annual appreciation awards bestowed; Online Resource Orientation, 9:45-10:45; cost: $20, orientation free of charge; register:, 315-386-4000, [email protected].

FOSTER PARENTING INFORMATIONAL SESSION, 6 p.m. in the St. Lawrence County Human Services Building, second floor conference room, 80 State Highway 310, Canton; covers foster parenting, adoption and the CHJC foster care program; info: 315-229-3344, [email protected].

BAKED CHICKEN DINNER, Massena Senior Citizens Center Inc., 101 Beach St.; also, mashed potatoes, vegetables and strawberry shortcake for dessert; 4 p.m. bingo, 5:30 p.m. dinner; tickets: $8, available at office; info: 315-769-7810.

ITALIAN SMORGASBORD, 5 p.m., Russell United Methodist Church, 28 Pestle St.; menu: lasagna, spaghetti, meatballs, baked ziti, Alfredo pasta, tossed salad, antipasto salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee/tea; benefits summer youth attendance at Camp Aldersgate; info: 315-347-2356.

PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING FAIR, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free business attire; open to the public; SUNY Canton Dana Hall gymnasium; info: 315-386-7010.

STEEL RETIREES MEETING, United Steel Workers Organization of Active Retirees of Northern New York Chapter of SOAR 4-AB1, 4 p.m. Massena community center, 61 Beach St.; all USW Local 420, 450, 1026 and 3701 retired steelworkers and spouses encouraged to attend; for medical insurance issues, call Richard Orton at 315-384-4216.

FIREFIGHTER CLASS, state Firemen’s Association will offer the class “Riding in the Right Front Seat” at Malone Fire Department; register: 6:30 p.m., class starts at 7; info: 1-800-2-FASNY-2,

TUG HILL TALK, 3-4:30 p.m., Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, 53 Main St., Canton; with Camilla Ammirati, TAUNY research and programs director, and local artist Loretta Lepkowski about their work on the Venerable Folks of Tug Hill project and exhibition;

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.


‘POUND WITH FELICIA NEAHR,’ Stafford Fitness Center, SLU, Canton; 6-7 p.m.; 60 minutes classes twice a week costs $60.

NORTH LAWRENCE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION, St. Lawrence Central High School lobby, 6-7 p.m.; $65 per player; info: Jerry at 315-389-4175.

‘CYCLING WITH LARRY JENNE,’ Stafford Fitness Center, SLU, Canton; 5-6 p.m.; 60 minutes classes twice a week costs $60.

‘STRENGTH/TONE/CORE AND MORE W/ LISA FRANCEY TOWLE, Stafford Fitness Center, SLU, Canton; 8-9 a.m.; 60 minutes classes twice a week costs $60.

‘SPRING EXPRESS” WITH LISA FRANCEY TOWLE,’ Stafford Fitness Center, SLU, Canton; 9-30 a.m.; 30 minus classes, two times per week is $30.

‘BALLET/YOGA CARDIO WITH LISA FRANCEY TOWLE,’ Stafford Fitness Center, SLU, Canton; 9:30-10 a.m.; 30 minus classes, two times per week is $30.

‘CORE YOGA WITH LEN MACKEY,’ Stafford Fitness Center, SLU, Canton; 1-2 p.m.; 60 minutes classes twice a week costs $60.

‘LATIN CARDIO CLASS WITH KAREN KLUS,’ Stafford Fitness Center, SLU, Canton; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $10 for faculty and staff.

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, Master 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:

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.