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FOLK JAM, 7 p.m.; Pickens Hall 2nd floor, State St., Heuvelton; bring instruments, play, sing, dance or listen.

Community Events

MEET MR. AND MRS. EASTER BUNNY, St. Lawrence Centre Mall, 6100 SH 37; 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; $5 per person or $20 for family of four or more.

CARAVAN SCOUTS MEET, 6-7 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 11 State Highway 72, Potsdam; for children grades k-6; meetings every other Tuesday; info: 315-265-2198 or [email protected].

TABLETS AND SMARTPHONES FOR SENIORS, 3-5 p.m., Canton BOCES computer lab; info, register: 315-386-4730 or [email protected].

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Potsdam High School, 29 Leroy St.; info:

AFTER WORK BOOK CLUB, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Potsdam Public Library, discussion of “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult. Info: email [email protected]

‘LUNCH AND LEARN’ PROGRAM AT GOUVERNEUR HOSPITAL, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., topic: hearing; held in the hospital community room; free, includes presentation, lunch, Q & A; info, RSVP: 315-261-5413 or [email protected].

SLC ARTS ART CAFÉ, 5:30-7 p.m., Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St., Potsdam; with local photographer Jeanna Matthews of Massena; info:

ART CLUB FOR GRADES 6-8, Tuesdays 3 to 5 p.m., Eva Caten Remington Education Center, 323 Washington St., Ogdensburg; art supplies and project ideas are provided.

BABY STORYTIME for 0-18 months and a caregiver, no registration needed; Tuesday mornings 10-10:45 a.m.; books, bounce rhymes, songs, finger plays, and social/play time; Canton Free Library, 8 Park St.; info: Valerie White, 315-386-3712 ext 4, [email protected].

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

TUESDAY SOUP, SANDWICHES, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Massena First United Methodist Church, 189 Main St., fellowship hall; free, open to the public.

FREE TUESDAY DINNER, 5:30 p.m., Life in His Arms Community Church, 1952 State Highway 11c, North Lawrence; open to the public; info: 315-250-1930.

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

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

ACAPELLA NORTH CHORUS REHEARSAL, 6:30-9 p.m.; Potsdam Middle School, Lawrence Avenue, Potsdam- info: Mary Hamilton, [email protected] 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.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT PROGRAM, 10 a.m. Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St. in the children’s room; free; for birth-5 years old; info: 315-393-4325.

NORTH COUNTRY PARKS QUEST, 10 a.m. Coles Creek State Park and at 2 p.m. Robert Moses State Park's Sault Pavilion; nature programs for children 18 and younger; earn a patch; info: 315-705-5022,

REMINGTON PAINTING AND DRAWING CIRCLE, Eva Caten Remington Education Center, 323 Washington St., Ogdensburg, weekly 10 a.m.-noon; artists of all levels come together to work and share ideas in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; bring your materials and whatever art project you are working on; free; info: 315-393-2425.

FREE TAX HELP, AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM, open to all, info: 315-212-0450; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St.

FREE TAX HELP, AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM, open to all, info: 315-212-0450; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Midtown Apts., Munson St., Potsdam.

FREE TAX HELP, AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM, open to all, info: 315-212-0450; 3-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Miner St., Canton.

AFTER WORK BOOK CLUB, 6:30-8 p.m., Potsdam Public Library, meets fourth Tuesday of the Month; info: [email protected].

TRI-TOWN ATV TRAIL RIDERS MEET, 7 p.m.; Pit Stop, Main St., Winthrop; info: John or Kathy Lamay, 389-4470.

NO HITCH LUNCH, Free nutritious meal and safe social opportunity for HIV positive; noon; info: 386-4493.

FREE GENEALOGY CLASS, O’burg, Latter-Day Saints church, 6622 State Hwy. 37; track down ancestors using online collection of 3.5 billion documents; bring laptop if possible; info: 566-1373.

BOOK CLUB, 6:30 p.m., Hepburn Library of Madrid, 11 Church St., Madrid; open to all; info: 315-322-5673.


COLLEGE MEN’S LACROSSE, 7 p.m. Clarkson @ SUNY Potsdam

COLLEGE WOMEN’S LACROSSE, 4 p.m. SUNY Geneseo @ St. Lawrence, Hartwick @ SUNY Potsdam, Clarkson @ SUNY Canton

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, 5 p.m.- midnight; call for lane availability during league bowling Sunday-Friday, 6-9:30 p.m., to reserve parties, or more info: 315-265-9210, 315-267-6655.

SAFE BOATING COURSE, 5-9 p.m., United Helpers Mosaic Center, 100 Ford St., Ogdensburg; must attend both nights March 27 and 28; $35 per person; register: at the Boys and Girls Expo, or call 315-393-6488; info:

BUCC WILD RUN CLUB, Buccaneer Lounge, 4 West Main St., Canton, 6 p.m.; social running club meets every Tuesday for group run of 2-4 miles; all levels welcome; post-run drink specials and dinner available; info: or @BuccWildRC.

SELF-DEFENSE FAMILY KARATE CLASSES, 5:30-6:30 p.m. & 6:45-7:45 p.m. (advanced), Norwood Municipal Hall, 15 S. Main St.; led by black belt instructors. Info: Debbie Hintopoulos, 267-6331,

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 [email protected]

AQUA ZUMBA, Edwards-Knox School, Russell; 6-6:45 p.m.; $6. Info: or

AMERICAN KANG DUK WON KARATE, SAFETY, FITNESS LESSONS, Norwood Civic Center Hall, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 6:45-7:45 p.m.; invitational trial class available; info: instructor Frank Palumbo at 386-3029.

TRILLIUM CTR. YOGA, Potsdam; wake up yoga with Fred Montville, 7-8 a.m.; yoga with weights with Montville, 5:45-6:45 p.m.; new student 3-class card $25, drop-in fee $15, 10-class card $120. Info: 315-265-5732, [email protected].

BOOMER YOGA WITH JEAN BENVENUTO, 9:30-10:45, at Trillium, 42 1/2 Elm St., Potsdam.

LINE AND SQUARE DANCING CLASSES, 6-8 p.m., hosted by the Massena Senior Citizens Inc., at the community center, 61 Beach St.; instructor: Louie Siguin; free, donations accepted; info: 315-769-7810, 315-764-9480.

CHAIR DANCING, with instructor Ellen Armitage, at Chippewa Bay Community Club, in the historic one-room schoolhouse, 1172 County Route 6, next to the Post Office; 11 a.m.-noon; register: 518-852-0546, [email protected]; donations accepted; wear loose clothing, bring water.

ZUMBA, With Monica Boyea, Trinity Catholic gym, Massena, 5:15 p.m., $5/class; w/Maggie, Crasper Hall, 897 St. Hwy. 11C, Brasher Falls, 6:15-7:15 p.m., $5/class; info:; Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg: Zumba toning w/Bethany 5-6 p.m., Zumba w/Nicole 7-8 p.m., info: 393-2024.

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:

YOUTH AMERICAN KANG DUK WON KARATE, SAFETY, FITNESS LESSONS, Gouverneur Recreation Center, 4-5 p.m.; invitational trial class available; info: instructor Frank Palumbo at 386-3029.


WEIGHT WATCHERS, Ogdensburg United Methodist Church; weigh in 5 p.m., meeting 5:30 p.m.; info: 315-212-5265 or [email protected].

PARISHVILLE AREA ATV CLUB MEETS, 7 p.m.; Parishville Town Hall; info: [email protected].

Support Groups

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.;

CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, 5 p.m., SUNY Potsdam Van Housen Hall Extension, third floor conference rm.; info: Reachout, 265-2422,

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, 7:30 a.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 [email protected]

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.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP MEETS, 7 p.m.; Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St., rm. B downstairs.