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STEELIN’ COUNTRY, 6-8 p.m., traditional-crafted country music, in the Madrid Community Park; Madrid Dam Music Series 2017; no smoking and no alcohol; free parking; free admission, donations welcome.

THE FABULOUS SHOES, 6:30-9 p.m., “Do Wop Revue,” Library Park, Ogdensburg; 50s and 60s music; ; part of 57th Annual International Seaway Festival.

LIVE MUSIC, Potsdam Amvets Post 282, 6771 US Highway 11, 5:30-7 p.m.; music and free bowl of chili; public welcome; free; info: 261-4764.

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

Community Events

57TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SEAWAY FESTIVAL, Ogdensburg, events scheduled throughout the week (see specific calendar entries), carnival rides, games, craft and vendor shows, fishing derbies, canoe racing, music, food and fireworks; info: 315-393-2219, 315-393-3518, .

AMUSEMENTS OF AMERICA CARNIVAL RIDES, wrist bracelet day, noon-5 p.m.; regular priced rides 5-11 p.m., Greenbelt, Ogdensburg; part of 57th Annual International Seaway Festival.

TRICYCLE RACES, 4 p.m., Greenbelt tennis courts, Ogdensburg; part of 57th Annual International Seaway Festival.

BUSINESS IN THE SPOTLIGHT, St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce after-hour event, 1844 House, 6885 U.S. Hwy. 11, Potsdam; 4:30 p.m. tours of grounds, restaurant, guest house and grange hall; networking and brief business introductions from 5-7 p.m.; representatives from 1844 House, Township 7 Brewing Co., Northern Glass Company, North Country Showcase, B99.3 / Star100.1, Adirondack Fragrance & Flavor Farm and Mohawk-Networks to describe their businesses; $5 includes refreshments and door prizes; for reservations: 315-386-4000 or [email protected].

LEGO CLUB CONVENES, 1 p.m., Hepburn Library, 11 Church St., Madrid; info: .

SEAWAY CRUISER’S CRUISE IN, 6-9 p.m., Greenbelt park, Ogdensburg; info: John Miller III, 315-347-3414; part of 57th Annual International Seaway Festival.

OPEN HOUSE, 6:30 p.m., Little River Community School, five miles south of Canton on the Canton-Russell Road, 1227 County Route 25; info:

CAMP INVENTION, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., SUNY Canton’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center; teaches problem solving, collaboration, and the use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; week-long session; cost: $225; info, register:

BEEKEEPING MEETING, 7 p.m., Betty Evans Community Room in the new wing of the E.J. Noble Medical Bldg., 80 E. Main St., Canton; all levels of beekeeper invited; free; hosted by the Local Living Venture; info: [email protected], 315-347-4223,

READING PROGRAM, 10 a.m., Hepburn Library of Norfolk; programs for children of all ages; register: 315-384-3052.

EXCEL BASICS, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Fred W. Cleveland Computer Center, Potsdam Library, 2 Park St.; will explore the various formatting tools necessary to create basic spreadsheet; for a beginner or someone who needs a refresher; need to be comfortable using keyboard and mouse; free; register: 315-265-7230, [email protected].

ARTS AND CRAFTS PROGRAM, 9 a.m.-noon, hosted by Ogdensburg Parks and Rec, Hamilton Street Park, Ogdensburg; info: Ogdensburg City Recreation Facebook page.

SUMMER READING, Hopkinton Library, register at the library during normal operating hours; all ages welcome; games, crafts, prizes and drawings for reading.

SEED SAVING BASICS, 6:30 p.m., Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park Street; terminology, tricks of the trade, storage, and shelf life of seeds; info: [email protected], 315-265-7230.

STEAM PROGRAM, Massena Public Library, 10 a.m.; Badenhausen Library, Brasher, 2 p.m.; more info: 315-769-9914 or 389-5033.

BOOK SALE, during regular library hours, Ogdensburg Public Library; info: 315-393-4325 or

ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 6-8 p.m., hosted by Cooks Corners Community Club in South Pierrepont, at the community schoolhouse; Stewart’s ice cream served; banana splits $3, brownie delights $2.50, sundaes $2, cones $1; coffee, lemonade water and desserts free with purchase of ice cream.

EXCEL BASICS, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Potsdam Library’s Cleveland Computer Center, 2 Park St.; registration required: [email protected], 315-265-7230.

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.

WING NIGHT, Potsdam VFW Post 1194, 40-cent wings; call 315-212-0020 for more information.

THE COACH TAVERN, 3 Main St., Norfolk; chicken wing special $6/dozen, $3/half 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].

BINGO, West Potsdam Fire Department, Blanchard Rd.; card sales 6:30 p.m., bingo 7:20 p.m.; 50/50, progressive game; food, beverages, pull tabs until 9 p.m.; info: 315-265-2577.

‘DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM,’ EJ Noble Building, Betty Evans Room, Canton; 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.; covers type-2 diabetes; more info: 315-261-4760.

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.

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.

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.

HAMMOND FARMERS’ MARKET will be open at the Hammond Museum, 1A North Main St./Route 37, 3-6 p.m. through Sept. 20; SNAP benefits accepted, GardenShare will double purchasing power; households without SNAP benefits but meeting income eligibility requirements may purchase $10 of farmers’ market tokens for $5 from GardenShare; details and applications:

CANTON SUMMER READING PROGRAM, “Build a Better World,” 10:30 a.m., for 3- and 4-year-olds with a caregiver;

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.

FREE SMORGASBORD COMMUNITY DINNER, Heuvelton United Methodist Church, 44 Lisbon St.; 4:30-6 p.m.; info: 713-4389.

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.


OPEN RECREATION AT NORFOLK’S ZAPPIA CENTER; basketball, table tennis, badminton, floor hockey, 6-8 p.m.

YOGA-PILATES BLEND: CORE STRENGTHENING AND STABILIZATION, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Yoga Loft, 17 Main St., Canton, Wednesdays with Alison Brant, no class the third Wednesday of each month; cost: card punch or $15 drop-in; core strengthening exercises, dynamic yoga postures, and mid-range aerobic intensity; info:

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.

PRENATAL YOGA, 5-6:15 p.m., at the Yoga Loft, 17 Main St., Canton, with Sarah Oakley of MamaBirth Yoga; cost: class card punch or $15 drop-in; info:

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

WORKOUT WITH CARRIE with Carrie Whalen, 10 to 11 a.m., Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, 25 Market St., Potsdam. Cardio fitness, strength training, and flexibility movement, suited for any fitness level. Students will need to bring indoor sneakers and a water bottle. Classes are on-going. New student 3-class card $25, drop-in fee $15 per class, 10-class card $120. Info: Terry at 315-265-5732, [email protected].

GENTLE YOGA FOR STRENGTH AND STABILITY with Terry de la Vega, , 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, 25 Market St., Potsdam. Focus on breathing deeply, strengthening core, joint mobility, toning for improved posture and balance, deep relaxation. All ages and ability levels. Classes are on-going. New student 3-class card $25, drop-in fee $15 per class, 10-class card $120. Info: Terry at 315-265-5732, [email protected].

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.

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; free.

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