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Community Events

LAKE ST. LAWRENCE WINTER CHILL, ‘Pasta for People’ benefit for Shepard LaPage; Coach’s Corners, Massena; 4 p.m.; info:

SCIENCE CAFÉ: ‘SMART GRID AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES,’ Parkview Common, above Blackbird Café, 107 Main St., Canton; 7:15 p.m.; led by Clarkson professor Melike Erol-Kantarci; info:

DOGS, DOGS AND MORE, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2043B SH 68, Canton; 10 a.m.-noon; discuss how to act around dogs, things to do and not to do, dog body language and more; ages 5 and up; make treat to take home for dog; $5 fee; register: 379-9192

MEET MR. PICKENS, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2043B SH 68, Canton; 1-3 p.m.; meet an African Pygmy hedgehog; learn how to care for, this exotic pet, from feeding, holding, and playing with; participants will painting a hedgehog on birch tree cookies to take home; all ages welcome; $5 fee covers all materials; register: 379-9192.

SPECIAL ARTS CLASS, St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 41 Elm St., Potsdam; 3:30-5:30 p.m.; $10; singing, dancing, painting, more; ages 9-adults; register: 265-6860.

INTRO TO MICROSOFT WORD CLASS, Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St.; 1:30-3:30 p.m.; learn basic skills needed to use program; must be able to use keyboard and mouse; register: 265-7230.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP, Massena Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Dr.; 5 p.m.; info: 769-9956.

DEEP ROOT CENTER MID-WINTER WORKSHOPS, Deep Root Center, second floor, 7 Main St., Canton; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; daily themes include art, science, engineering, animals; register: Maria, 244-3034 or

CHILDBIRTH CLASS, Massena Memorial Hospital; 7 p.m.; free; taught by certified childbirth educator Snow Moulton-Harper; sign up by 20 wks. gestation; register, more info: 769-4249 or 4262.

LEGO SOAP-MAKING WORKSHOP, O’burg Public Library; 11 a.m.; make Lego-shaped bar of soap; free; more info: 393-4325.

FREE INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE, Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St.; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Midtown Apartments, Munson Street, Potsdam; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Knights of Columbus, Miner Street, 4-8 p.m.; no appointments needed; bring all documents showing last year’s income, photo ID and social security cards for anyone included on return.

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.

SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES HANDICRAFT GROUP, Morley Library, 7230 CR 27, Canton; 1 p.m.; bring project to work on, share idea, refreshments.

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.

TACO TUESDAY & RADIO BINGO, Massena VFW; $2 tacos, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; bingo 7 p.m., $12, 50/50 $2; bring non-perishable food donation to be entered for free bingo card; dabbers available; info: 769-3434.

FREE SKIN TUMOR/LESION DETECTION CLINIC, 9-11 a.m., 180 Maple St., Massena, across from MMH; all ages; appointments only: 769-4656.


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL NAC CLASS A TITLE GAMES, Massena vs. Malone, SUNY Potsdam, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:45 p.m.

FREE PUBLIC SKATING, Pine Street Arena, Potsdam; 1:45-2:45 p.m.;; skate rentals, $3 per pair; free skating courtesy of Potsdam Elk’s Club.

PINE STREET ARENA SKATING, open hockey noon-1:30 p.m. $3; public skating 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Adults $2, $1 for students, free 5 and under. Skate rentals $3.

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:

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

TURBOKICK WITH ALISAH TODD, 6 p.m., SUNY Potsdam; $5/class; info:

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

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.

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