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25 WEDNESDAY

Music

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

Community Events

BUFFET DINNER, Heuvelton United Methodist Church, 44 Lisbon St., at 4:30 p.m. Donations accepted, but not expected. Any proceeds received will supply the church food pantry. The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women.

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD MEETING, Human Services Bldg., SH 310 in second floor conference room; 8 a.m.

PERSONAL FINANCIAL COURSE, at The Christian Fellowship Center-Canton, 52 Court St., Financial Peace University, nine weeks, from 7-9 p.m.; class each Wednesday, starting Jan. 25 until end of March; cost: $84 for materials at class, $102 online; info: Bob Blewett, 229-5429, 386-2408, [email protected], or cfconline.org/fpu.

WIC CLINIC, Ogdensburg, at the Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford St., from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

BINGO, AMVETS Post 19, 215 Ford St., Ogdensburg, 7-9:30 p.m.

BLOOD DRIVE, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., United Helpers RiverLedge, 8101 State Highway 68, Ogdensburg; info: www.redcrossblood.org, 1-800-RED CROSS.

REYNOLDS RETIREES LUNCH, Coach’s Corner, Massena; 11:30 a.m.; order from menu; all hourly, salaried retirees & spouses, guests welcome; reservations: Pat McGrath, 769-5997.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME, 3- to 5-year-olds and caregivers, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. No registration needed. Includes books, flannel board stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and crafts. Canton Free Library, 8 Park St.

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.

RENAISSANCE ENSEMBLE, Les Canards Chantants, St. Lawrence University’s Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, Canton; free, open to public; 12:15 p.m.

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.

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.

Theater

MET: LIVE IN HD PRESENTS VERDI’S ‘NABUCCO,’ Potsdam Roxy, 20 Main St.; 12:55 p.m.; $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 students, $9 youth; doors open half hour before show; info and advanced tickets: www.jscinemas.com and www.metopera.org/Season/In-Cinemas

Recreation/Sports

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS HOCKEY, Canton at Salmon River, 5 p.m.; Massena at Potsdam, 5:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY, Lake Pacid at Northeast Clinton, 6:30 p.m.; Potsdam at Massena, St. Lawrence Central at Salmon River, 7 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL, Colton-Pierrepont at Norwood-Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL, Gouverneur at Thousand Island, 7:15 p.m.

SKATING AT CANTON PAVILION, Lincoln Street: Adults, tots and sr. citizens, 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; adult hockey 12:30-1:50 p.m. Ages 5 & under free, 6 & up $2. Skates rentals $3.

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

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

POTSDAM RECREATION COMMUNITY SWIM, Merritt Hall pool, SUNY Potsdam, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $1, 5 and under free.

TRILLIUM YOGA CTR. CLASSES, 25 Market St., Potsdam; morning yoga w/ Jean Benvenuto, 8:30-10 a.m.; community meditation, facilitated by Ray de Silva; suggested drop-in $5-$10; 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: trilliumyogacenter.com.

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.

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.

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, 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, 6-7:30 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.