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29 WEDNESDAY

Music

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

TRIUMPH OF THE MICRO-MONSTERS: HOW PARASITES SHAPE OUR NATURAL WORLD, Science Café presentation, 7:15 p.m., Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St. Potsdam; Clarkson University Biology Prof. Andrew David will describe how beautiful and biologically intriguing parasites are, and present some of his work the creatures in Africa and the Adirondacks.

WESTERN ART TALK, 7 p.m., Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg; “Wilderness Tamed, but Paradise Lost: the Nostalgia of the West” with art historian Kathleen Stein; info: 315-393-2425.

POTSDAM TEENS MUSIC & ART, 4-5:30 p.m., music and arts exploration in a supportive and therapeutic group environment; SLC Arts, 41 Elm St., Potsdam; cost: $10; register: slcartscouncil.org, 315-265-6860.

POTSDAM ADULTS MUSIC & ART GROUP, 1:30-3:30 p.m., opportunity for adults with special needs including cognitive disabilities, autism and severe learning disabilities, to participate in a supportive and therapeutic group activity; SLC Arts, 41 Elm St., Potsdam; cost: $10; register: slcartscouncil.org, 315-265-6860.

FREE COMMUNITY DINNER, 5-7 p.m., hosted by Ogdensburg Education Association at Ogdensburg Knights of Columbus; “Breakfast for Dinner” theme; OEA will collect donations for Toys for Tots and PJs 4 Xmas.

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

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN STUDIO, Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m., Eva Caten Remington Education Center, 323 Washington St., Ogdensburg; studio space stocked with art supplies, open to high school students; bring whatever project you're working on, or start something new.

CHURCH SCHOOL, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Massena, 3:45-5 p.m., every Wednesday during normal academic calendar; snack, video, story, crafts, music; for grades K-8; free, open to all denominations.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME, 9:30 a.m., Norfolk Hepburn Library; stories, songs, poems, finger plays, crafts, snacks; ages 3-5; free.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for 3-5 year olds and a caregiver; no registration is needed; meets Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:15 a.m.; involves books, flannel board stories, songs, fingerplays, movement, and crafts; Canton Free Library, 8 Park St.; info: Valerie White, 315-386-3712 ext 4, [email protected].

LUNCH BUNCH, Kid's Place, Eva Caten Remington Education Center, 303 Washington St., O’burg; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; toddlers & caretakers bring bagged lunch, make seasonal art project, play; info: 315-393-2425.

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.

STORY HOUR, 10:30 a.m., Ogdensburg Free Library children’s room, 312 Washington St.; info: 315-393-4325.

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

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.

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.

Recreation/Sports

GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL, 5:30 p.m. Brushton-Moira @ Madrid-Waddington; 7 p.m. Heuvelton vs. Edwards @ Madrid.

GIRLS VARSITY ICE HOCKEY, 6:15 p.m. league game Oswego @ Canton; 6:30 p.m. non-league game, Malone @ Potsdam.

BOYS VARSITY ICE HOCKEY, 3:30 p.m. scrimmage Massena @ Salmon River.

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL, 6 p.m. non-league game, St. Lawrence @ Parishville.

PUBLIC SKATING AT CANTON PAVILION, ADULTS, TOTS AND SENIORS, 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; ADULT OPEN HOCKEY, 12:30-1:50 p.m. $2, rentals $3.

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

COMMUNITY SWIM, 6:30-7:30 p.m., SUNY Potsdam's Merritt Hall, $1 per swimmer, 5 and under free. Info: Potsdam Recreation, 315-265-4030

WALK WITH EASE PROGRAM, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Potsdam Town Hall Community Room, 18 Elm St., Wednesdays for 12 weeks starting Sept. 13; Arthritis Foundation fitness program provided by the Office for the Aging; registration required: 315-386-4730, [email protected].

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

PUBLIC SKATING AT PINE STREET ARENA in Potsdam, 1:45-2:45 p.m. PARENT-TOT SKATING in Potsdam, 10-11 a.m. Adults $2, students and seniors $1, kids under 6 free; skate rental $3. OPEN HOCKEY noon-1:30 p.m., $3; helmets required.

YOGA LOFT CLASSES, 17 Main St., Canton; prenatal yoga w/Sarah Oakley, 5-6:15 p.m.; yoga-Pilates blend w/Alison Brant, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; cost: class card punch or $15 drop-in; info: www.yoga-loft.org.

TRILLIUM CTR. CLASSES, Potsdam; workout w/Carrie Whalen, 10-11 a.m.; gentle yoga with Terry de la Vega, 5:15-6:15 p.m.; new student 3-class card $25, drop-in fee $15, 10-class card $120. Info: 315-265-5732, [email protected].

MORNING YOGA WITH JEAN BENVENUTO, 8:30-9:45, at Trillium, 42 ½ Elm St., Potsdam.

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 northcountrytaichi.com.

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 northcountrytaichi.com.

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.

PIYO, 4Me Fitness, Crasper Hall, 897 SR 11C, Brasher Falls; 6:15-7:15 p.m.; $5/class; more info: http://on.fb.me/1VnUMZR.

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.

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: usapa.org; more info: [email protected], 769-7561.

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

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, www.coda.org.

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, 6-8 p.m., 265 Andrews 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.

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