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BETWEEN THE BUNS, 6 Elm St., Potsdam; open mic night; discount well drinks; 8:30-midnight; info: 265-8888.

Community Events

DISPLINED INQUIRY IN EDUCATION SEMINAR SERIES, SUNY Potsdam, Rebecca V. Sheard Literary Center balcony; noon-1p.m.; Joanne Stiles, "Professional Partnerships and Preservice Teachers"; free; info:

MCDONALD'S NIGHT, Potsdam McDonald's, Market Street, 5-8 p.m.; 20 percent of proceeds will benefit the Potsdam After Prom; Sandstoner Steve appearance.

MATT FUNICIELLO MEET-AND-GREET, The New Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St., Potsdam; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Green Party Congressional Candidate for NY21 Congressional District; info: or [email protected].

HALLOWEEN CONTRA DANCE, TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton, 7-9 p.m.; dances called by Angie Oliver with live music by Rick Kovacs and friends; suggested donation of $5 to $10; beginners welcome; costumes encouraged; open to public; info:

WEIGHT WATCHERS, Gouverneur Central Middle School cafeteria, 4 p.m.; meets every Wednesday; info: Debby Colton at 287-1902.

FREE WILL SMORGASBORD BUFFET DINNER, Heuvelton United Methodist Church, 44 Lisbon St., 4:30 p.m.; sponsored by United Methodist Women; donations accepted; proceeds will benefit the church's food pantry.

MONTHLY ARTIST GET-TOGETHER, Room 125, SLC Arts, 41 Elm St., Potsdam; 7 p.m.; socialization, discussion about life as a creative person in North Country; free, open to all, wheelchair accessible; info: 265-6860.

SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS DINNER, Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St., 4:30-6:30 p.m.; to benefit the Massena Seniors Trip Committee; $8 advance tickets available in office, $9 at door.

TOBACCO CESSATION COUNSELING, Hess Auditorium, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; free group class led by tobacco cessation specialist Shannon Van House, RN; individual counseling and free nicotine replacement therapy also available; register: 713-5116.

SPECIAL ARTS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS/TEENS, Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St., 4:30-6 p.m.; offered by SLC Arts Council; music and arts exploration in a supportive and therapeutic group environment; $10; info: or 265-6860.

REYNOLDS RETIREES LUNCH, Goose Landing, Winthrop; 11:30 a.m.; all salaried, hourly employees & spouses, guests welcome; order from menu; reservations required: 769-5997.

FREE RABIES CLINIC, Lisbon fire station; 6-7 p.m.; info:

PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY, Potsdam Chamber office, 24 Market St., 6-8 p.m.; for decorating pumpkin trail in Ives Park during annual Fright Night on Thursday, Oct. 27; pumpkins and carving materials available; RSVP: 274-9000.

SANCTUARY TO OPEN, First Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St., Potsdam; 5:30-6 p.m.; every Wednesday; all are welcome.

MASTERS CLUB, First Baptist Church, 1742 SH 72, Parishville; 6:30-8 p.m.; bible lessons, games, kids activities; ages pre-k-sixth grade; info: Pedro Morales, 265-4574.

‘CAN A FREE SOCIETY LIVE WITH FREE SPEECH,’ Eben Holden, SLU, Canton; 4 p.m.; speaker Sanford J. Unger, author, former journalist; more info: 229-5998.

THE COACH TAVERN, 3 Main St., Norfolk; chicken wing special $4.80/dozen, eat-in only; info: 384-8998.

AMVETS POST 11, 4348 U.S. Highway 11, DeKalb Junction; ladies auxiliary lunch and dinner specials, noon-7 p.m.

PUB QUIZ, W/ local host & questions by Geeks Who Drink; The Cactus Grill, Raymond St., Potsdam; free; prizes; 7-9 p.m.

BINGO, Ogdensburg Amvets post, downtown mall, 7 p.m.; doors 5:30 p.m., ticket sales 6 p.m.; refreshments, bingo supplies, available; raffles; info: 393-6140.

WATERCOLOR CIRCLE, TAUNY, 53 Main St., Canton; 10 a.m.-noon; watercolorists and other artists gather bringing materials and projects, to paint, consult, converse; anyone welcome; info: Camilla at 384-4289 or [email protected].

YOUTH CHURCH GROUP, Knapps Station Community Church, 3035 CR 47, Norwood; 6:30-8 p.m.; for all teens, led by David Tullock and will include scripture, music and games. Info: Lee Sweeney at 212-3085.

AMVETS POST 11 LADIES AUXILIARY LUNCH & DINNER, noon-7 p.m.; 4348 U.S. Hwy. 11, Dekalb Jct.; info: 347-3099.

DEKALB AMVETS WEDNESDAY LUNCH & DINNER SPECIAL, noon-7 pm., at the post, Rt. 11; info: 347-3099.

BASIC WORD, 9-11 a.m., Potsdam Public Library Public Computer Center; free; info: 265-7230.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, Norfolk Library, 1 Hepburn St.; 9:30-10:30 a.m.; stories, poems, learning songs, finger play, snacks, more; ages 3-5; free; info: 384-3841.

STORY TIME, Potsdam Public Library; 10:30 a.m.

STORY HOUR, Potsdam Public Library; 11 a.m.

FREE COMMUNITY DINNER, Canton United Methodist Church; 4-6 p.m.; info: 386-4500.

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

OPEN KNITTING GROUP, Celtic Knot, 17 Main St., Canton; 3-5 p.m.; info: 714-3206.

KNITTING GROUP, Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St.; 6:30 p.m.

AT THE WELL, Emmanuel Congregational UCC alternative worship service; 7:30 p.m.; 39 W. Orvis St., Massena; pastor Judy Van Kennen; info: 769-8523.

HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 Main St., Massena; 6 p.m.; info: 769-5203, 600-7766.

STORY HOUR, Ogdensburg Public Library children’s room, 312 Washington St.; 10:30 a.m.; stories, games, activities; info: 393-4325.

MEN’S DISCIPLESHIP, Northside Community Church, 41 N. Main St., Massena; 6:30 p.m.; info 769-6697

COUPONING GROUP, Better Living Center, 105 N. Main St., Massena; exchange coupons, ideas, resources, techniques; 1:30 p.m.; bring newspaper flyers, scissors, coupons, ltd. number of Sunday papers for $1.50 each, when available; free onsite childcare w/ snacks, crafts, story time; info: 714-4038 or [email protected]

STORY & CRAFT TIME, 2-3:30 p.m., Better Living Center, 105 N. Main St., Massena; all ages; free; info: Linda, 714-4038.

BINGO, Knights of Columbus, East Orvis St., Massena; 7 p.m.; fireball $1; refreshments, daubers sold.

FREE COMMUNITY HOT LUNCH, O’burg K of C, 721 Hasbrouck St.; noon; info: 393-7990 or 394-1008.

CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION, Massena Memorial Hospital, community education rm.; 7 p.m.; sign up by 20 weeks gestation; info: 769-4305.

MASSENA NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM MEETING, 7 p.m.; Massena Community Ctr., 61 Beach St.; info: 250-2496.

LUNCH BUNCH PROGRAM, Frederic Remington Museum Kids Place, 303 Washington St., O’burg; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; toddlers and their caretakers bring bagged lunch, make seasonal art project, play; info: 393-2425.

BEES & BEEKEEPING DISCUSSION GROUP, Canton, Betty Evans room, E.J. Noble Medical Bldg., 80 E. Main St.; 7 p.m.; all levels welcome; pass-the-hat; sponsored by Local Living Venture; info: [email protected] or 347-4223.

FREE WILL DINNER, Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court St., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; all invited; donations accepted but not expected; volunteers welcome to help serve and clean up; info: 386-4500.

GOOD WILL DINNER, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 42 S. Main St., Norwood; 5-6:30 p.m.; free.


HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER, Ogdensburg at Brushton-Moira, Morristown at Edwards-Knox, Canton at Gouverneur, Lisbon at Hammond, Heuvelton at Harrisville, Parishville-Hopkinton at Tupper Lake, St. Regis Falls at Madrid-Waddington, Potsdam at Malone, Salmon River at Massena, St. Lawrence Central at Norwood-Norfolk, Chateaugay at Colton-Pierrepont, 4 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER, Heuvelton vs. St. Regis Falls (at Potsdam), 4 p.m.

ADULTS, TOTS & SENIOR CITIZENS SKATING, Canton Pavilion, Lincoln St., 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.; $2 ages six and over, free for 5 and under; skate rentals $3 per pair.

ADULT HOCKEY, Canton Pavilion, Lincoln St., 12:30-1:50 p.m.; $2; ages 18 and over.

PUBLIC SKATING, Canton Pavilion, Lincoln St., 2:30-4:30 p.m.; $2; ages six and over, free for 5 and under; skate rentals $3 per pair.

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, 5 – midnight; college bowling club, 10 p.m.; info: 265-9210.

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.; rental skates available for $3 per pair; info: 265-4030.

PICKLEBALL, Massena Arena; 2 p.m., weather-permitting; one court for recreational play, one for more competitive play; for teens <age 14, adults, seniors; beginners welcome, those who don’t know how to play will be taught; rules:; more info: [email protected], 769-7561.

COMMUNITY MEDITATION, Trillium Yoga Center, 25 Market St., Potsdam, 7-7:30 p.m.; facilitated by Ray de Silva; suggested drop-in $5-$10; info:

FITNESS KNOCKOUT CARDIO BOXING CLASS, St. Lawrence University; led by Daniel Pinto, 4-5 p.m.; info and class prices, contact [email protected].

TRILLIUM YOGA CTR. CLASSES, 25 Market St., Potsdam; morning yoga w/ Jean Benvenuto, 8:30-10 a.m.; gentle Hatha Yoga with Terry de la Vega, 3:30-5 p.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m.; class card or $15; community meditation 7-7:30 p.m., $5-$10; more info:

NORTH COUNTRY INTERMEDIATE TAI CHI CLASSES, Pickens Hall, 83 State St., Heuvelton; 10-11 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Tai Chi Basics, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; instructor Sean Boutin; info: 229-4003, [email protected] or

TAI CHI CLASSES, First Presbyterian Church, 17 Park St., Canton; intermediate, 7:55-8:55 a.m. & 5:15-6:15 p.m.; w/ Sean Boutin; Tai Chi Basics, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; info: [email protected] or visit

PIYO, 4Me Fitness, Crasper Hall, 897 SR 11C, Brasher Falls; 6:15-7:15 p.m.; $5/class; more info:

NORTHERN PHYSICAL THERAPY CLASSES, O’burg; Silver Sneakers & Range of Motion w/Lori, 9-10 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Cardio w/Lori, 10-11 a.m.; Zumba w/Nicole, 7-8 p.m.; more info: 393-2024.

PIYO LIVE W/FELICIA NEAHR, River Run Fitness, Waddington; 5-6 p.m.; $5/class; info: [email protected].

AQUA ZUMBA, Edwards-Knox Central; 6-6:45 p.m.; $5/class; info: [email protected].

ALL AGES AMERICAN KANG DUK WON KARATE, SAFETY, FITNESS LESSONS, Madrid-Waddington Central School elementary cafeteria, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; St Mary's School gymnasium, Canton, 6-7 p.m.; Heuvelton Central School cafeteria, 6-7 p.m.; invitational trial class available; info: instructor Frank Palumbo, 386-3029.

FLOTILLA MEETING, Massena VFW, W. Hatfield St., 5:30 p.m.; info: Richard Evans, 322-2164.

Support Groups

AL-ANON MEETINGS, 8-9 p.m., Canton-Potsdam Hospital 2nd floor conference rm. A; 7:30 p.m., Emmanuel Congregational Church, West Orvis St., Massena.

CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, 7:30 p.m., Akwesasne, Hogansburg Senior Center, State Rt. 37, behind Tribal Police bldg.; info: 265-2422,

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Trinity Episcopal Church, Potsdam, noon; Unitarian Universalist Church, Canton, 7:30 p.m.; New Hope Church, Potsdam, 7:30 p.m.; Canton-Potsdam Hospital rehab unit, 7:30 p.m.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 7:30 p.m.; Rose Hill Rehab Center, Town Line Rd., Massena.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY, Christ-centered 12-step group, 6-7:30 p.m., Cross Current, 58 Main St., Massena; coffee follows meeting; info: 769-9951.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, 5 p.m., Massena Community Center, 61 Beach St., Massena; 9 a.m., Lawrenceville Fire Station, 1081 County Rt. 54; 4 p.m., Gouverneur VFW, 100 W. Main St.; 4 p.m., Norwood ARC Day Treatment Building; fee.

BARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUP, Gouverneur Mental Health Clinic; 1-2 p.m.; peer education, guidance, support for those undergoing bariatric surgery; info: 287-2811.