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Community Events

SUNY POTSDAM’S LOUGHEED-KOFOED FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, The Writer’s Craft presentation w/ Valerie Wetlaufer; 10 a.m.; Fireside Lounge, BSU; documentary poetics: incorporating research and historical documents in poetry; puppet workshop with David Lane; 2 p.m.; Design Studio – PAC; intro to tandem manipulation by creating paper and tape puppets which require multiple performers to animate; Artists to End Poverty workshop; 3 p.m.; Black Box Theater – PAC; ASTEPS connects performing and visual artists to underserved youth; focus on best practices and approaches to teaching the arts in a wide spectrum of settings; Writer’s Series reading; 4 p.m.; Fireside Lounge, BSU; Valerie Wetlaufer reads from her book “Call Me by My Other Name;” Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing showcase; 5 p.m.; Fireside Lounge, BSU; readings by graduating BFA seniors Sarah Bean, Rosanna Boswell and Melissa Phelan; ‘Inner View’ Projects in Dialogue presentation with Caroline Ramersdorfer; a sculptor with studios in upstate NY and Austria, her work has gained an international following with permanent installations around the world; ‘Putting it Together, Exploring the Music of Stephen Sondheim;’ 7:30 p.m.; Dunn Theater; a look into the life and works of Sondheim as a cast and orchestra performs some of his most influential works including “Sweeney Todd” and “Into the Woods.”

MASSENA TRIAD INFORMATION FAIR, Massena Community Ctr., 61 Beach St.; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; free; info from health navigators, United Healthcare, transportation providers, Lifeline, Rural Law Center, independent living agencies, community health organizations, Dr. Bill Orlando, county services, state reps, local law enforcement.

UNITED HELPERS ‘SPRING FLING,’ Gran View, O’burg; cocktail hour 5:30-6:30 p.m., dinner after; live, silent auction; tickets $30, includes dinner, dessert:, 393-3074.

COCKTAILS AND CANVASES,’ Chilly Delight, 12 Main St., Potsdam; painting class w/ Jade Reynolds; $40 includes beverages and snacks; proceeds benefit Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund; payment made to PayPal.Me/cocktailsandcanvases.

‘CLAY: HANDBUILDING FOR KIDS,’ w/ Irja Boden ; St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 41 Elm St., Potsdam; 3 to 5 p.m. $123 for members and $148 for non-members; materials included; register: or 265-6860; classes held each Tuesday through May 31.


SPECIAL NEEDS ARTS FOR ADULTS, St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 41 Elm St., Potsdam; 10:30 a.m.-noon; $10; register: 265-2370.

WIC CLINIC, K of C Hall, 138 CR 50, Brasher Falls; 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m.; more info: 386-8128.

OPEN KNITTING GROUP, Celtic Knot, 17 Main St., Canton; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; info: 714-3206.

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

FREE STORY TIME, Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St., 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; ages 2-4; playtime, letter of the week, music, stories, crafts.

OPEN SPINNING GROUP, Celtic Knot, 17 Main St., Canton; 2-4 p.m.; info: 714-3206.

CHARISMATIC PRAYER AND PRAISE, Chapel at Notre Dame Church, Ogdensburg; 7 p.m.; info: 344-7115.

BINGO AT RENSSELAER FALLS FIRE HALL, 7 p.m.; refreshments available.

BOOK OF MORMON GROUP, LDS Chapel, Castle Drive, Potsdam; 7 p.m.; info: 316-3301

STORY TIME, Hepburn Library, Waddington; ages 0-3, 10 a.m.; info: or 388-4454.

CHILDREN'S CHORUS OF CRANE, 4-6 p.m.; room C 107, Crane School of Music; info: 267-2435.

ACAPELLA NORTH CHORUS REHEARSAL, 6:30-9 p.m.; Potsdam Methodist Church, 21 Main St.; info: Mary Hamilton, or 486-4794.

QUILTING, SEWING CLASSES, 6 to 9 p.m., Madrid Library community room; register, info: 386-3082.

COMMUNITY GOOD WILL DINNER, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Life in His Arms Community Church, 1952 St. Hwy. 11C, North Lawrence; take-out, deliveries to Tri-Town area available; menu: 755-5880.

COMMUNITY LUNCH, Helping Hands of Potsdam, Rt. 56 & Church St., Hannawa Falls; noon; free, donations accepted; open to everyone; info: 268-0633.

‘BABY STORYTIME,’ Canton Free Library, 8 Park St.; 10-10:45 a.m.; babies up to 18 months and caregivers; books, rhymes, songs, finger plays, more.

DRAMA CLUB, Potsdam United Methodist Church, 26 Main St.; 1-3 p.m.; for home school students in seventh through twelfth grade; info: Marsha at 268-8839.

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

HEALING SERVICE AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Maple St., Potsdam, 7 p.m.; contemporary music, anointing, healing prayers; info: 265-5754.

CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION MEETS, 7 p.m., Cascades Restaurant, 4 W. Main St., Canton; info: Jerry Herne, 854-6608.


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE, Canton at Massena, 4:30 p.m.; O’burg at St. Lawrence, 5 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE, Massena at Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m.; Heuvelton at Thousand Island, 5 p.m.; Salmon River at O’burg, 7:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL, Parishville-Hopkinton at Chateaugay, Tupper Lake at Norwood-Norfolk, 4 p.m., doubleheaders; Gouverneur at Potsdam, St. Regis at Madrid-Waddington, O’burg at Watertown, Hammond at Hermon-DeKalb, St. Lawrence at Brushton-Moira, 4:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL, Parishville-Hopkinton at Chateaugay, Colton-Pierrepont at Norwood-Norfolk, 4 p.m., doubleheaders; Brushton-Moira at Tupper Lake, Gouverneur at Ptosdam, St. Regis Falls at Madrid-Waddington, Malone at O’burg, Clifton-Fine at Lisbon, Harrisville at Carthage, 4:30 p.m.

COLLEGE BASEBALL, SLU at Canton, 4 p.m.

WADDINGTON TUESDAY NIGHT LADIES’ GOLF LEAGUE INFO MEETING, Twin Brooks Golf Course, Waddington; 6 p.m.; do not need to be club member or have partner to join; can get on sub list if don’t want to make weekly commitment; more info:, 323-0989,, 212-1991.

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, 3 p.m.-midnight; special: two games, free shoes for $5 from 3-6 p.m.; info: 265-9210.

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.

MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING, Thousand Islands Martial Arts Dojo, 401 Franklin St., O’Burg; juniors, 6 p.m., adults, 7 p.m.; info:

BABY AND ME WITH LORI DYE, 9:30 -10:30 am 6-wk sessions, $72 or drop-in $15, see website for dates. Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, 25 Market St, Potsdam, info at

ACTIVE BOOMER YOGA, 50+, Jean Benvenuto, 11 am - 12:15 pm, class card or $15 drop-in, Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, 25 Market St, Potsdam, info at

TAI CHI BASIC LEVEL COURSE, North Country Tai Chi, Master Sean Boutin, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Free classes 1/12 & 1/19, Semester starts 1/26 – Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, 25 Market St, Potsdam, info at

TABATA WITH TRACY SHARLOW, 4 - 5 pm, class card or $15 drop-in, Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, 25 Market St, Potsdam, info at

ACTIVE BOOMER YOGA 50+, Jean Benvenuto, 5:15 - 6:45 pm, class card or $15 drop-in, Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, 25 Market St, Potsdam, info at

KUNDALINI YOGA,- Gurumantra Kaur, 7 - 8:30 pm, class card or $15 drop-in, Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, 25 Market St, Potsdam, info at

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

ZUMBA WITH MONICA BOYEA, Trinity Catholic gym, Massena; 5:15 p.m.; $5/class.

ZUMBA TONING W/BETHANY, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 5-6 p.m.; info: 393-2024.

ZUMBA W/NICOLE, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 7-8 p.m.; info: 393-2024.

ZUMBA FITNESS CLASSES, First Presybterian Church, 42 Elm St., Potsdam; 5-6 p.m.; $5; wear workout cloths, bring water bottle; info: Kate Mikel at

HE YEE DAO CLASSES, St. Regis Mohawk School, 385 Church St., Hogansburg; youth class, 6-7 p.m.; adult/teen class, 7-8:30 p.m.; youth $45/three months; adult/teen $60/three months; self defense, conditioning, aerobic, focusing on confidence not competition; black belt instructors; info: Joe 244-0753 or

ZUMBA CLASSES, Colton Amvets, SR 56; 6 p.m.; $5/session; info: 262-2507.

ZUMBA, Edwards-Knox School main gym, Russell; 6-7 p.m.; info:

Support Groups

CANTON-POTSDAM HOSPITAL FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET W/ PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP, 59 Main St. in Room 2016 of Clarkson Hall, Potsdam; 1 p.m.; Dr. Chris Boiallis, PharmD, will speak on ‘Medical Marijuana,’ and its therapeutic use in the management of pain and nausea; anyone with a chronic condition is welcome, as are friends and family.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 8 - 9 p.m.; E. J. Noble Building Bernadine Room, US Hwy. 11, Canton; info: 261-5413; Trinity Episcopal Church, Potsdam, noon; Presbyterian Community Center, Potsdam, 7:30 p.m.; St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 8 p.m.;

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS & GAM-ANON FAMILY GROUP, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Newman Center, 33 Court St., Canton; info: 482-9445.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP, noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 Main St., Massena; Unitarian Universalist Church, Main St., Canton, 8 p.m.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m.; Canton-Potsdam Hospital Rehab Unit, 20 Cottage St., Potsdam.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, 1:30 p.m., Hepburn Lisbon Library, 10 Main St.; 6 p.m., Lisbon American Legion, 6991 County Route 10; 1:30 p.m., Hepburn Lisbon Library, 10 Main St.; 8:30 a.m., Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St.; 5 p.m., Norfolk Hepburn Library; Chapter 576 meets 8 a.m., Fowler Town Hall, 87 Little Your Rd., Gouverneur; 6:30 p.m., Star Lake Community Center. Fee.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 6:30 p.m., E.J. Noble Medical Building, 80 E. Main St., Canton; entrance on lower level, behind building; info: 379-9948.

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM, Massena Memorial Hospital, main floor board room; 6-7 p.m.; info: 261-4760 ext. 230 or

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, Emmanuel Congregational Church, 39 W. Orvis St., Massena; 6-7 p.m.; info: 842-2687.

HEARTS OF HOPE, Norfolk Rescue Squad building, 7 Sedwick St.; 6 p.m.; support group for family and friends of drug addicts.

CELIAC SUPPORT GROUP, 5 p.m., Massena Memorial Hospital main floor conference room; info, support, recipes for those w/ the disease; info: 769-4305.

QUIT TOBACCO WORKSHOPS, Lower level conference rm., Massena Memorial Hosp.; 4 p.m.; free nicotine replacement available through workshops; info: 769-4262.

SURVIVING WIDOWHOOD, 41 Glenn St., Massena; 1-3:30 p.m.; for those grieving the death of a spouse or partner.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUPS: 1 p.m., Gouverneur Hospital Education Ctr., 103 W. Barney St., info Fred & Nancy Dunkelberg, 287-0276; 6:30 p.m.; Maplewood Campus, 205 State St. Rd., Canton; info: Sue Denesha, 347-3347.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 7:30 p.m.; Congregational Church, Ogdensburg.

MAN-TO-MAN PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 4-5:30 p.m.; 2nd-floor conference rm. A, Canton-Potsdam Hospital; info: 268-9314.

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