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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

‘HOLIDAY ART AUCTION,’ SUNY Potsdam’s Brainard Hall Foyer; preview, 4:30 p.m.; art includes paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and jewelry; proceeds benefit SUNY Potsdam art students; sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society, and the Student Art Association; info 267-2251.

‘JOB HUNTING STRATEGIES,’ St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Adult Education, 7227 State Highway 56, Norwood; 1-2:30 p.m.; register: 1-888-360-7693.

2ND THURSDAY SAMPLING, Potsdam Food Co-op, 24 Elm St.; 3:30-5:30 p.m.; fresh goat cheese from Vermont Creamery; info: 265-4630.

‘SIP & SHOP LADIES NIGHT,’ Downtown Waddington, 5-9 p.m.; pop-up merchants on Main St., men’s merchant in Waddington library community rm.; wine sampling, live music by Josh Barkley & Michael Guimond.

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION, On habitat management plan for Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Canton & DeKalb, 6:30-8:30 p.m., SUNY Potsdam’s Raymond Hall 8th floor conference room. Info: Erik Latremore, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 785-6457, [email protected].

NYS WOMEN MEET, The Club 2, 10 W. Orvis St., Massena; bring items to donate to Renewal House; reservations by Dec. 6: Pat McGrath, 769-5997.

CAREER, VOLUNTEER EMPLOYMENT FAIR, Gouverneur Hospital east wing community rm.; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; on site interviews for registered nurses, medical technologists, physical therapists, licensed practical nurses, environmental services, nutritional services, certified nursing aides, phlebotomists, medical technologists, maintenance workers, volunteer greeters, Gouverneur Rescue Squad volunteers; bring resume.

COMMUNITY SUPPER, Grace Episcopal Church, 9 East Main St., Canton; 4:30-6 p.m.; menu: turkey tetrazzini, peas, fruit, cheese, pies, beverages; donations accepted, not expected; info: 386-3714.

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY COUNCIL OF SENIOR CITIZENS MEETING, Norwood American Legion Post, 68 Maple St.; 10 a.m.; speaker, coffee and donuts served; lunch served for fee following meeting; anyone is welcome; info: 384-3155.

MASSENA VFW MONTHLY DINNER, 101 W. Hatfield St.; 4-6 p.m.; $10; info, takeout: 769-3434.

MASSENA AMVETS AUXILIARY DINNER, Fregoe Road, Massena; 5-7 p.m.; $10.

BIG BINGO, Morristown Fire Dept.; doors 5:30 p.m., games 7:30 p.m.; $3,000 in prizes, two 50/50 drawings.

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.

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY COUNCIL OF SENIOR CITIZENS, Potsdam American Legion Hall, SR 345; 10 a.m.; guest speaker, free coffee, donuts; info: 384-3155.

ACUPUNCTURE AT CPH CENTER FOR CANCER CARE, 50 Leroy St., Potsdam, Shelby Connelly, licensed acupuncturist from Colton; info: 261-5890.

SMORGASBORD SUPPER, Russell United Methodist Church; 5 p.m.; $7.

MADRID HEPBURN LIBRARY BOARD MEETS, 6:30 p.m., in the library.

JUNIOR WRITERS’ CLUB, Canton Free Library, 8 Park St.; 3:30-5 p.m.; ages 8-12 years old; books, Children brainstorm on a theme, write and illustrate a short story, and share it with the group if they wish.

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.


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL, St. Regis Falls at Colton-Pierrepont, Hermon-DeKalb at Edwards-Knox, Malone at Gouverneur, Clifton-Fine at Heuvelton, Ogdensburg at Salmon River, Massena at St. Lawrence Central, 7:15 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL, Brushton-Moira at Parishville-Hopkinton, Canton at Potsdam, 7:15 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, St. Lawrence at Canton, 7 p.m.

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.

LOCKWOOD ARENA PUBLIC SKATING, O'burg; 3:15-5 p.m.; $1/kids, $2/adults, $3/skate rental.

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 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.

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; mindfulness meditation, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; facilitated by Jenna Joya Blondel; 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

COMRADES OF HOPE, For those w/addicted loved ones; Massena Community Ctr., 61 Beach St.; 6 p.m.; 18+.

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Ctr. conference rm. C; 1 p.m.; more info: Karen Cole, 713-5181.

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.