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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

BREAKFAST FOR DINNER, 4-5:30 p.m., Massena First United Methodist Church, 189 Main St., fellowship hall; free, but donations accepted; also includes dessert, beverage.

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL SPRING HOME, GARDEN AND BUSINESS SHOW, Cheel Sports Center, Clarkson University, Potsdam. 4 - 5 pm Keynote Speaker; 5-8 p.m., Green Construction Sessions. Admission $3, under 12 free. Info: Jo Ann Roberts 315 386-4000, [email protected].

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS, hosted by Massena Senior Citizens, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Massena community center, Beach Street; open to all ages; pre-registration required, 315-769-7810; two sessions, April 27, 28; cost: $20, AARP members, or $25, non-members.

FREE TUITION INFO SESSION, 5-7 p.m., SUNY Canton admissions office in French Hall; free, open to the public; concerns brand-new Excelsior Scholarship, also known as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tuition-free college plan.

FREE PLANETARIUM SHOW ‘THE SOLAR SYSTEM,’ 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.

WINE, FOOD SHOWCASE, 6-9 p.m., Massena Country Club, 829 state Route 131; 85th Annual Soiree, hosted by Massena Chamber of Commerce; more than 60 wines available; awards; cost: $35 person, $60 couples; RSVP by April 24: 315-769-3525,

ENGLISH SPEAKER CLASS, 10:30 a.m.-noon., Potsdam Public Library’s Cleveland Computer Center, 2 Park St., “New English Language Learners -- Improve skills using the Internet;” free; for foreign language speakers learning English as a second or third language; register: 315-265-7230.

‘4TH THURSDAY’ COMMUNITY SUPPER, 5-6:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 Maple St., Fall Island; free, but donations accepted; meat loaf, potatoes, salad, dessert; info: 315-265-5754, [email protected],

TRACTOR SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, 2043B State Highway 68; led by Shane LaBrake, provides an unusual and holistic approach to tractor operation, safety and routine maintenance; registration:, 315-379-9192; info: [email protected].

FREE TUITION INFO SESSION, 5-7 p.m., SUNY Canton, admissions office, French Hall; free, open to public.

RETIRED STEEL WORKERS MEET, 4 p.m., Northern New York Chapter of SOAR 4-AB1, the United Steel Workers Organization of Active Retirees, at the Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St.; all USW Local 420, 450, 1026 and 3701retired steelworkers and spouse

s encouraged to attend; for medical insurance issues, 315-384-4216.

WIC CLINIC, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., St. Lawrence County WIC Program, New Hope Church, 33 Grant St., Potsdam; info: 315-386-8128.

DIABETES EDUCATION, 1-3 p.m., Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, conference room C, first floor; physician referral required; fee dependent on insurance coverage; info: 315-713-5181.

BLOOD DRIVE, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Edwards-Knox Central School, 2512 County Route 24; info:, 1-800-RED CROSS.

BLOOD DRIVE, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Seaway Technical Center BOCES, 7225 State Highway 56, Norwood; info:, 1-800-RED CROSS.

BIRTH STORY SHARE, 6-8 p.m., Gouverneur Learning and Activity Center, 68 W. Main St. hosted by the St. Lawrence Valley Birth Connection; free; all mothers invited, babies in arms welcome; refreshments served; childcare provided; info: 315-276-5250.

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 637 Water St., Nicholville; info: 315-328-4667.

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 Museum, 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.


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.

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+.