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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

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER, Potsdam Elks Lodge, 5-8 p.m.; $9 adults, $7 ages 6-10, free for kids under age five dining in; take outs will be available; dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, roll, dessert; proceeds support Potsdam Icestorm trip to USA Hockey National Tournament.

WIC CLINIC, Ogdensburg Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford St., 10:15 a.m.-4 p.m.; info: 315-386-8128.

LENTEN LUNCHEON, noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 Main St., Massena; service, then lunch at 12:30; macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, tossed salad, bread, coffee or tea, and pie or cake, prepared by Greater Massena Catholic Parishes. Offering accepted to benefit Boys & Girls Club.

FREE COMMUNITY DINNER, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 42 S. Main St., Norwood; 5-6:30 pm.; meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls and dessert; all are welcome.

NORTH COUNTRY MAKERS MEET-UP, 7 p.m., chat with other local creative people and talk about future meet-up possibilities; free and open to the public, wheelchair accessible; at SLC Arts, 41 Elm St., room 125; info: 315-265-6860, [email protected].

WATER DISTRICT INFORMATIONAL MEETING, for residents in the Star Lake Water District, serving Clifton and Fine, will be held in the Clifton-Fine Central School auditorium; information about potential use of the eminent domain procedure.

HOUSING, HEALTH CARE OPTIONS PRESENTATION, 10 a.m., at Cambray Courts, 68 W. Main St., Gouverneur; free; senior housing options, home care, adult residence, assisted living, health care, etc. covered; info: 315-393-3074,

SPLINT SEAT WORKSHOP, 7-9 p.m., St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton; cost: $48 members, $58 non-members.

CRAFT, VENDOR SHOW, Hermon-Dekalb class of 2020, at the school, 709 E. Hermon DeKalb Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; concessions stand, raffles.

PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING FAIR, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., free business attire; open to the public; SUNY Canton Dana Hall gymnasium; info: 315-386-7010.

TILE, CUSTOM SHOWER INSTALLATION WORKSHOP, 4-7 p.m., Maitland’s Hardwood and Tile Design Center, 7167 state Highway 11; pizza, beverages; info: 315-261-4677.

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

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.

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 $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].

‘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.

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.

STORY TIME, for ages 2-5 with caregiver, Hopkinton Library, Church Street, 10:30 a.m.; stories, songs, crafts; info:, 315-328-4113.

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.

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.


‘ADDIND LIFE TO YOUR YEARS: SENIORS STRENGETH AND TONING,’ St. Lawrence University, Stafford Fitness Center, Canton; 9:30-10:30 a.m.; $60 for two classes per week.

‘HIGH ENERGY CYCLING W/ CHRISTINE TULIKANGAS,’ Stafford Fitness Center, SLU, Canton; 5-6 p.m.; 60 minutes classes twice a week costs $60.

TRYOUTS FOR NORTHSTARS 12U, Louisville Arena, 7-8:30 p.m.; second night planned March 30; $20 per player; must have payment and form filled out; register or info: Info: [email protected].

SENIOR WALKING PROGRAM, St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging, a free, 12-week fitness program; adults 60 years and older; at the Norwood Public Library Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.-noon, from March 1-May 17; register in advance, 315-386-4730, or email [email protected].

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

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:

KRIPALU YOGA, with Alison Brant, 9-10:15 a.m. at Trillium Yoga Center, Market Street, Potsdam; emphasizes meditation and breathwork; moderately active class; newcomers and experienced practitioners welcome; class card holder, drop-ins welcome; info: [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].

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

TRILLIUM YOGA CENTER CLASSES, 25 Market St., Potsdam; MORNING YOGA, Jean Benvenuto, 8:30-1000 am; MIDDAY YOGA, Jean Benvenuto and Terry de la Vega, 12:15-12:45pm, $5-$10, YOGA BASICS FOR ALL, Terry de la Vega, 5:15-5:15 pm; YIN YOGA, Kelly Burnham, 7:00-8:15 pm, COMMUNITY MEDITATION, Ray de Silva, fee student choice, $5-$10, 7:00-7:30 pm, Most classes: class card or $15 drop-in, 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.

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.