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Music

OPEN MIC NIGHT, hosted by Shawn Stoddard, singer-songwriter, Club 1812, 101-113 Lake St., Ogdensburg.

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

Community Events

FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, Massena First United Methodist Church, 189 Main St., 4-5:30 p.m., in their fellowship hall; barbecued pulled pork, cole slaw, dessert, beverage; donations accepted.

A NIGHT OF PAINTING FUNDRAISER WITH ARTIST WILSON BICKFORD, benefits Seaway Smash Volleyball Club, 5-9 p.m. at the Madrid Community Building, State Highway 345; cost: $60; supplies provided; register: 315-323-9397, [email protected].

FREE PLANETARIUM SHOW ‘VERNAL EQUINOX,’ 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.

INTRO TO WINDOWS 10, computer center at Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., 1:30-3:30 p.m.; “Introduction to Using Windows 10 Computers, files and folders,” class will be taught using Windows 10/office suite 2010; participants should be comfortable with handling a mouse and keyboard; free; registration required, 265-7230.

‘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.

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY, Northside Community Church, 41 N. Main St., Massena; 1 p.m.; info 769-6697.

BUSINESS RESOURCE MIXER, Best Western University Inn, Canton; registration and networking, 4-5 p.m.; success stories from five St. Lawrence County business owners, 5-6; networking, cocktail hour, 6-7; RSVP: [email protected], or 315-379-9806.

FREE STORY TIME, Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St., 10 a.m.; ages 2-5.

JUANITA’S 1ST THURSDAY CREATION, with Juanita Babcock, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Potsdam Food Co-op, 24 Elm St.; vegetarian white bean chili; Shopping with Rosie, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; info: 315-265-4630, www.potsdamcoop.com.

KNITTING CLASSES, 6-8 p.m.; Misty Hollow, 22 Market St., Potsdam; 3-week session $20; choose from several projects; register, info: 265-1660.

LIBRARY MEETING, at 6 p.m., Morley Library Association Inc., 7230 County Rd 27, Canton; open to public; info: 379-9863, morleylibassoc.@gmail.com.

WIND BOARD MEETS, Hopkington town wind advisory board, 7 p.m. at the town hall; meeting is open to the public; info: 315-328-4191.

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.

ST. GIANNA MOLLA LIFE CELL MEETS, Massena K of C, 53 E. Orvis St., 7-8:30 pm.

TRAVEL IMMUNIZATION CLINIC, Canton Human Service Ctr., 80 St. Hwy. 310, Canton; 1-4 p.m.; immunizations needed to travel abroad available for cost of vaccines; appointments required; info: 386-2325.

STOCKHOLM HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION MEETING, 1 p.m.; Stockholm Municipal Building court room; dues $5/year.

ACUPUNCTURE AT CPH CENTER FOR CANCER CARE, 50 Leroy St., Potsdam; w/ Shelby Connelly; info: 261-5890.

Recreation/Sports

WELLNESS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: EFT TAPPING WITH EMMA BRACKETT, Canton Yoga Loft, 17 Main St.; 7-8 p.m.; info: Emma at 315-854-2045 or [email protected].

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 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: 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.