23 THURSDAY

Live Entertainment

BETWEEN THE BUNS, 6 Elm St., Potsdam; karaoke with Bill; 7:30-11:30 p.m.

VFW POST 2936, 525 Caroline St., Ogdensburg, 393-1260, open mic night, 7 p.m.

AMVETS POST 11, 4348 Rt. 11, DeKalb Jct., acoustic "Jam Session"; 7 to 9 p.m.; host Dan Cole; bring acoustic instrument.

NIG’S TAVERN, 803 State St., Ogdensburg, Triple Play, 8 p.m. – midnight.

MYERS’ PUB, 17 Commerce St., Ogdensburg, DJ Kenny Chase.

THE COACH TAVERN, 3 Main St., Norfolk, DJ, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

MCDUFF'S, 59 Market St., Potsdam; DJ, 11 p.m.

ST. LAWRENCE BREWING COMPANY, 19 Commerce Ln., Canton; game night w/ darts, foosball, cards, board games, more; 5-9 p.m.

BETWEEN THE BUNS, 6 Elm St., Potsdam; karaoke; 7:30-11:30 p.m.

TV

NORTH COUNTRY MATTERS, WCKN-TV; 7:30 p.m.; NCM hosts Dr. Carole McCoy, the president of Jefferson Community College in Watertown. She discusses new initiatives at JCC, college affordability and access, campus safety, enrollment and STEM programs, STEM and the Common Core, as well as the partnerships of the college has with other schools.

NORTH COUNTRY MATTERS, WCKN-TV; 8 p.m.; look at the promise the Common Core Standards hold with Tom Burns, the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES School Superintendent. He describes the results of a field trip he took with North Country educators to the Ottawa-Carlton School in Ontario that instituted high academic standards in the mid- 1990s. The experience of those schools shows what New York schools can expect if the Core is allowed to proceed with proper support.

Theater

‘BACK OF THE THROAT,’ Performing Arts Center’s Proscenium Theater, SUNY Potsdam; 7:30 p.m.; challenges us to consider the perceptions we have about identity, individual rights and both foreign and domestic policy; tickets $15 for general admission, $10 for faculty, staff and students; purchase at 267-2277, www.cpspotsdam.org, or visit the box office, located in the Performing Arts Center lobby.

Concerts

STRING QUARTET, Gulick Theater, Griffiths Arts Center, SLU; 8 p.m.; free admission; works by two early 20th-century composers Anton Webern and Bela Bartok during the first half of the performance. In the second half of the concert, “Adagio and Fugue in C minor” by Mozart and "String Quartet No. 7 in F major" by Beethoven, among other compositions, will be performed; info: 229-5166.

CRANE JAZZ BAND, SUNY Potsdam, Sara M. Snell Music Theater, 7:30 p.m.; selection of works by Quincy Jones, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Michael Philip Mossman, Bob Mintzer, Diane Schuur, Jeff Coffin, Neal Hefti and Milt Jackson, as well as two compositions by director Bret Zvacek; concert will broadcast live at the performance time at www.potsdam.edu/academics/Crane/streaming

Community Events

BOOKWORMS, Ogdensburg Public Library; 4:30 p.m.; book club for parents, children; info: http://www.ogdensburgpubliclibrary.org/node/577

FLU CLINIC, Massena Community Center; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; info: http://www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/Departments/PublicHealth/ImmunizationPro...

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

THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER, Ogdensburg Amvets post 19; $5; 4 to 6:30 p.m.

PRESCHOOL MUSIC AND MOVEMENT CLASS, Ogdensburg Public Library; free; Tuesdays, Thursdays; 10 a.m.

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

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR TODDLERS, Ogdensburg Public Library, children’s room, 312 Washington St., 10 a.m.; info: 393-4325

FREE COMMUNITY DINNER, Massena United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall behind church, 189 Main St.; 4:30-6 p.m.; take-outs available after 5:30 p.m.; info: 769-8036.

GUT HEALTH WHOLE NUTRITION SEMINAR, EJ Noble Medical Center, 80 East Main St., Canton; 6:30-8 p.m.; $22 per person, $40 couple; covers how to optimize diet and lifestyle to create healthy gut micro-organisms & encourage whole body health. info: 347-4223

FARMERS’ MARKET, Massena, outside Triple A Building Ctr., SR 37, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

ROAST PORK DINNER, Nicholville United Methodist Church; 4:30 p.m.; m enu: roast pork with gravy, dressing, mashed potatoes, squash, pie, beverage; $8/adults, $4/children; handicap accessible; takeouts.

POWERPOINT WORKSHOP, Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., 2-3:30 p.m.; participants will learn to enhance and professionalize presentations; learn to incorporate photos, special effects and information from many sources to complete a presentation; info: 265-7230 or pcc@potsdamlibrary.org.

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL DINNER, SUNY Potsdam’s Student Union multi-purpose room, 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m., seated dinner; event will honor recipients of Business of the Year and Customer Service Excellence awards; RSVP or corporate tables: 386-4000 or jroberts@stlawrencecountychamber.org.

CHICKEN BISCUIT DINNER, American Legion Post 65, 163 East Main St., Gouverneur; 4 p.m. until all are served; menu: chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans; take-out only; $6 per person; proceeds benefit building fund.

COLTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING, Colton Museum, Main Street, 7 p.m.; agenda includes planning and improving the annual Gazebo and lighting of Main Street project, election of officers, and an update on the progress of plans for the museum bathroom and side porch handicap access project; anyone is welcome to attend.

LECTURE BY SCIENCE JOURNALIST AND SPACE HISTORIAN ANDREW CHAIKIN, SUNY Potsdam, Raymond Hall 8th floor lounge; "Voyages to Mars: From Canals to Footprints;" free; public welcome.

SLU WRITERS’ SERIES, Author David Means; 7 p.m.; Sykes common room; info: www.stlawu.edu/english.

O’BURG ZONTA LADIES BOOK CLUB, Cheryl Ladoucer’s home, 419 John St.; discussing “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand; free; info: Melanie Flack, 355-1363.

LISBON ATHLETIC DEPT. LASAGNA DINNER, Lisbon Central School cafeteria; 3-7 p.m.; menu: lasagna, salad, bread, dessert, pasta option for children; $9/adults, $5/children; takeouts.

WIC CLINIC, Potsdam, New Hope Church, 33 Grant St.; 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.; info: 386-8128.

PLANETARIUM WORKSHOPS, Planetarium shows are held every other Thursday afternoon, at 4 p.m., in the College's planetarium, located in the basement of Stowell Hall More Info: contact revettfa@potsdam.edu or greenera@potsdam.edu.

COMMUNITY SUPPER, Trinity Church, Potsdam, 5 to 6:30 p.m., in parish hall; donations are accepted but not expected; all are welcome; 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; group meets second and fourth Thursdays of each month; info: Linda at 344-6592.

MASSAGE SERVICES AT CPH CENTER FOR CANCER CARE, 50 Leroy St., Potsdam, Ramsey Thomann, licensed massage therapist; info: 261-5890.

BOOK TALK, "Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools" by Diane Ratvich; 4-5:30 p.m.; Parkview, Canton; RSVP, info, 244-0377.

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

GRACE FOOD PANTRY, 9 a.m. to noon, Christian Life Fellowship, Church St., Gouverneur.

MINDFUL MEDIATION CLASS, Unitarian Universalist Church, Canton; Charlie Bradt; Mondays, Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m.; info: Charlie at acbradt@gmail.com or 386-2854.

Recreation/Sports

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER, Colton-Pierrepont at Brushton-Moira, Chateaugay at St. Regis Falls, Madrid-Waddington at Tupper Lake, Norwood-Norfolk at Parishville-Hopkinton, Massena at St. Lawrence, Potsdam at Gouverneur, OFA at Franklin Academy, Salmon River at Canton, Hermon-DeKalb at Morristown, Heuvelton at Lisbon, 4 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL, Tupper Lake at Franklin Academy, 5 p.m.; Massena at Chateaugay, Brushton-Moira at Salmon River, 6 p.m.

MASSENA KARATE SCHOOL, Massena High School gym; juniors 6-7 p.m., adults 7-8:30 p.m.; open to ages 7+, those with physical disabilities welcome; $25/month for first child, $15/month for each add'l family member, $5 extra for adults; can start anytime; info: Patti, 842-7912.

RELUX YOGA, Studio 162, 47 Main St., Massena; 6-7:15 p.m.; all levels of experience welcome; bring own mat, wear comfortable clothes, arrive 15 mins. early; rates and info: www.reluxyoga.com or reluxyoga@gmail.com.

ZUMBA WITH MAGGIE, Crasper Hall, 897 St. Hwy. 11C, Brasher Falls, 6:15-7:15 p.m.; $5 class; info: www.facebook.com/zumbawithmaggie.

CANTON PAVILION SKATING, 90 Lincoln St., adults, tots, seniors, 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; adult hockey, 12:30-2:20 p.m.; teen hockey, 2:30-4 p.m.; all sessions $2 per person ages 6 and over; skate rentals $3 per pair; info: 386-3992.

PINE STREET ARENA SCHEDULE, Pine Street, Potsdam; senior skating, 10-11 a.m.; open hockey, noon-1:30 p.m.; public skating, 1:45-3:45 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.; skate rentals $3 per pair per session; info: Potsdam Recreation Office, 265-4030.

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market Street, Potsdam; open bowling, 3 p.m.-1 a.m.

ZUMBA FITNESS CLASSES, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday; First Presybterian Church, 42 Elm St., Potsdam; 5 to 6 p.m.; $5; wear work out cloths, bring water bottle; info: Kate Mikel at kmikel@clarkson.edu.

TAI CHI EXERCISE CLASS, North Country Center for Health and Yoga, 205 State St Rd., 1 to 2 p.m.; $66 for six classes, $108 for 12 classes or $15 per drop in class; info: Ann Heidenreich at 379-0959 or heidenreichann@gmail.com.

DUCOTE FAMILY KARATE CLUB CLASSES, Canton Town and Village Recreation Department, upstairs warm-up room, 90 Lincoln St.; 6, 7 p.m.; ages four and up; info: Sensei Steve DuCote at 518-481-4228, sducote@twcny.rr.com, 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; call 244-0753 for information.

PICKLEBALL, Canton, Priest Field tennis courts; for seniors, uses paddle & wiffle ball, not much running; wear tennis-type shoe; equipment, instructions provided; rules: www.usapa.org; info: bmax@slic.com or 386-2473.

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.

ZUMBA, Edwards-Knox School, Russell; 6:30-7:30 p.m. in main gym; info: www.facebook.com/zumbawithRachandHolly

LITTLE LOTUS YOGA FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Yoga Loft, 30 Court St., Canton; 9:30 a.m.; yoga poses, dancing, stories, relaxation, craft; info: info@yoga-loft.org or 605-8637.

Support Groups

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..

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP, Massena Memorial Hospital community education room, 7 p.m., info: Reachout, 265-2422., Debbie at 384-4833.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, 5:30 p.m., UCPA of the North Country, 4 Commerce Lane, 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

SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM, Ogdensburg Medical Center’s Auditorium; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; register at 261-5436 or 1-888-908-2462.

POTSDAM WEIGHT WATCHERS, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; SUNY Potsdam, Satterlee Hall, rm. 117; info: 267-3109.

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.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 7:30 p.m., Canton-Potsdam Hospital rehab unit, 20 Cottage St.; 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sycamore Street, Massena.

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