HELP US PROMOTE YOUR BAND, CONCERTS AND EVENTS by emailing [email protected], faxing 315-268-8701, mailing to North Country Now, c/o North Country This Week, PO Box 975, Potsdam, NY 13676 or drop it off at our office at 19 Depot St., Potsdam.



MARK LYON AND MARY ANN CASALE, 7 p.m., Robin McClellan's home, The Hermitage, 465 Old Market Rd., Potsdam; donation: $10; will benefit Tedra Cobb’s congressional run; info:

SHAWN LEGACY, 7-10 p.m., Parishville Amvets Post 265; public welcome.

UPROOTED, 7 p.m., Pickens Hall, 83 State St., Heuvelton; info, tickets: 315-344-7950.

THE COUNTRY WHO BAND, 8 p.m.-midnight, Amvets Post 11, 4348 U.S. Highway 11, DeKalb Junction; info: 315-347-3099.

ANY MUSIC SINGERS BENEFIT CONCERT, 7 p.m., “Audience Favorites!”, Canton United Methodist Church; to benefit Canton United Methodist Church’s Steeple for the People restoration project; donations accepted.

JAM SESSION, 2-8 p.m., Amvets Robert J. Freego Post 282, 6771 US Route 11, Potsdam, with Don O’Shea; contact 315-393-5137, 315-261-4764 to sign-up; open to public.

Community Events

TODD SEARS SR. BENEFIT, 4-11 p.m., VFW Post 6338, 100 W. Main St., Gouverneur; admission: $5; pulled pork dinner, raffle, 50/50, Chinese auction, dance from 7-11 with Common Ground.

PRINCESS, PIRATE PARTY, 1-2 p.m., Hepburn Library of Madrid; for grades k-5; games, crafts, food; register: 315-322-5673.

WOOD BURNING CLASS, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake St. Lawrence Arts Gallery, 10 Main St., Waddington; $15 pre-pay, $20 at the door; register: 315-308-4410,

BIG GIVEAWAY OF BOOKS, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Potsdam Public Library book store in the basement; all books in the giveaway are free.

TRIVIA NIGHT, AUCTIONS, 5:30 p.m., hosted by Ogdensburg Command Performances, at GranView Restaurant, Ogdensburg; trivia, silent and live auctions, prizes; admission: $20 per person; register teams: 315-393-2625.

FREE RABIES CLINIC, noon-2 p.m., St. Lawrence Centre Mall, Massena; info: 315-386-2325.

GUEST BARTENDER BENEFIT, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Homer’s Marina, 54 E. River St., Ogdensburg; DJ, raffles, etc.; open to 21 and older; info: 315-393-3324, [email protected].

SNOWMOBILE BENEFIT, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by SUNY Canton Alumni Assoication; ride through Colton; info: 800-811-6727, [email protected].

CHARACTER BREAKFAST, Massena Elks, Bowers Street; 8-10 a.m.; $5/age 6-12, $8/adults, $25/family; proceeds to group of New Testament Church youths planning mission trip to Uganda, Africa.

PROJECT FEEDERWATCH, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Nicandri Nature Center, Massena; free, citizen-science opportunity tracking bird populations; info:

FREE LUNCH, First Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg, 423 Ford St.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; info: 393-2510.

BOOK STORE, Operated by Friends of the Potsdam Public Library; downstairs in Civic Center; used paperbacks, hardbacks, records; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

BOTTLE DRIVE, Norwood Recycling Center; 8:30-11 a.m.; clean glass, clear or green, w/out labels or tops.

LIBRARY BABIES, Potsdam Public Library; 11 a.m.

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

NORTH COUNTRY PARKS QUEST, 10 a.m. Coles Creek State Park and at 2 p.m. Robert Moses State Park's Sault Pavilion; nature programs for children 18 and younger; earn a patch; info: 315-705-5022,

MASSENA YU-GI-OH CARD CLUB, noon-4:30 p.m.; Massena Public Library; bring cards to play, trade; info: 315-250-5947.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, 7-9 p.m.; Ogdensburg, Dobisky Center; instruction 7-7:30 p.m., dancing 7:30-9 p.m.; no partner needed; $5.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION, Norfolk-Raymondville Food Pantry, Raymondville United Methodist Church, State Highway 56, distributes food each third Saturday of the month 9-11 a.m.; bring clean bags, boxes or totes to carry food; if picking up food for first time, bring proof of residency; info: 315-384-4629.


VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL, 12:30 p.m. Harrisville @ Lyme; 2:30 p.m. Tupper Lake @ Brushton-Moira, Hermon-DeKalb tournament consolation game with H-D, Morristown and Potsdam; 2:45 p.m. Hermon-DeKalb tournament championship game.

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL, 12:30 p.m. Potsdam @ Indian River; 12:45 p.m. Lowville @ Canton; 2:45 p.m. Massena @ Carthage; 6 p.m. Plattsburgh vs. Harrisville @ North Country Community College; 7:15 p.m. Lisbon @ Candor.

VARSITY BOYS ICE HOCKEY, 1 p.m. McQuaid @ Canton, 2 p.m. Webster-Schroeder @ Ogdensburg.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, 2 p.m. Vassar @ Clarkson, Bard @ St. Lawrence.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S HOCKEY, 2 p.m. Morrisville @ SUNY Canton; 3 p.m. Cortland @ SUNY Potsdam.

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL, 4 p.m. Vassar @ Clarkson, Bard @ St. Lawrence; 7 p.m., Brockport @ Potsdam.

COLLEGE MEN’S HOCKEY, 7 p.m. Brown @ Clarkson, Yale @ St. Lawrence, Brockport @ SUNY Potsdam.

WINTER SNOWSHOE WALK, 11 a.m., Black Lake Fish and Game Club, 1 Gilmour Rd., Morristown; hot chocolate, smores, snow art, snow volcano, animal track identification; free; info: [email protected].

CRANBERRY LAKE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT’S 9TH ANNUAL FIRST STRIKE ICE FISHING DERBY, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Up to $10,000 cash and prizes. Info, or email [email protected].

COLTON SNOSKIPPERS NYS YOUNG OPERATOR SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASS, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Colton-Pierrepont School. Lunch provided. Reserve a place at 315-212-0070. Instructor is Danny Collins.

LEARN TO SKATE IN PARISHVILLE at town park ice arena noon to 2 p.m. for novices, 1 to 2 p.m. for intermediate skaters Saturdays in January. All are welcome. Pre-registration not required. $3 per session donation welcome. Many sizes of skates available for a session at no charge. Info: [email protected], 315-267-6857.

‘PACK THE PLACE’: SUNY Potsdam’s women’s hockey aims to set a new attendance record at Maxcy Hall Ice Arena during Bears' contest against SUNY Cortland Red Dragons. All girls and women encouraged to wear team jerseys in celebration of female participation in athletics. Promotions and games; proceeds going to trainer who has been diagnosed with cancer.

SUNY POTSDAM MEN'S HOCKEY TEAM’S SECOND ANNUAL DHC NIGHT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER, during 7 p.m. game against Brockport, to recognize all of those affected by the disease by demonstrating support for those fighting and honoring those lost. American Cancer Society at Maxcy Ice Arena to accept donations; fans giving get a DHC Potsdam Hockey t-shirt. Silent auction for Bears team apparel and memorabilia, all proceeds go ACS.

SUNY CANTON ALUMNI AND FRIENDS SNOWMOBILE FUN RIDE AROUND SOUTH COLTON. 100-mile ride begins 10 a.m. from Swift Field, behind the ice arena. $20. RSVP: Elizabeth Gravlin at [email protected] or (800) 811-6727.

WEAVING HEALING WISDOM, workshop at Yoga Loft, upstairs at 17 Main St., Canton, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Learning to deal with stress, illness, poor eating habits, and injury, physical and emotional. $30 or two blocks on Yoga Loft class card. Register in advance: [email protected].

REIKI WEEKEND, 10 – 3, with reiki instructor Sarah Pickard; $150; Register: or 860-488-1895.

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; open bowling, noon-10 p.m.; cosmic bowling, 9 p.m.-close; 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.

TRILLIUM YOGA CENTER CLASSES, Potsdam; Community Yoga, rotating teachers, 9-10 a.m.; drop-in $5-$10, more info:

SELF-DEFENSE FAMILY KARATE CLASS, St. Mary’s Elementary School, 2 Powers St., Canton; 9-10:30 a.m.; led by black belt instructors; info: Frank Palumbo, 386-3029 or

YOGA LOFT CLASSES, 17 Main St., Canton; community yoga, 9 a.m., $5; yoga sculpt w/Cintia Hongay, 10:30 a.m.-noon, beginners welcome; info: [email protected] or 605-8637.

ALL AGES AMERICAN KANG DUK WON KARATE, SAFETY, FITNESS LESSONS, St. Mary's School gymnasium, Canton, 9-10 a.m.; invitational trial class available; info: instructor Frank Palumbo at 386-3029.

JUNIOR BOWLING LEAGUE, Pappy’s Bowling Alley, 277 E. Orvis St., Massena; 10:30 a.m.; ages 5-20; beginners welcome; info: 842-8874.

4ME FITNESS ZUMBA, Crasper Hall, 897 St. Hwy. 11C, Brasher Falls; 9:15-10:15 a.m.; $5/class; info:

NORTHERN PHYSICAL THERAPY CLASSES, O’burg; Tiny Champs w/Matt, 8-8:30 a.m.; kids’ karate w/Matt, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Zumba w/Nicole, 10-11 a.m.; more info: 393-2024.

KARATE CLASS, Thousand Islands Dojo, 401 Franklin St., O’burg; tots 9 a.m., juniors & adults 10-11 a.m.; info:, 713-7509.

SNOWSHOE WELLESLEY ISLAND STATE PARK WITH ADK LAURENTIAN CHAPTER. Explore the trails and newly renovated Nature Center. Bring lunch. 3-6 miles round trip. Easy to moderate. Contact Marianne Hebert at 315-265-0756 or [email protected].

Support Groups

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 9 a.m., Potsdam, Trinity Church social hall (side door), Fall Island; info, Reachout, 265-2422; newcomers welcome.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 7:30 p.m., Canton-Potsdam Hospital Rehab Unit, 20 Cottage St., Potsdam; Unitarian Universalist Church, Canton, 8 p.m.; info: 261-5954.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, Massena Memorial Hospital, community education room; 7 p.m.; info: 769-9240.

AL-ANON MEETING, 7 p.m.; 39 East Orvis Street, Massena.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 6:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 9 E. Main St., Canton; for those addicted to alcohol, drugs, gambling, over-spending, etc.; info: 386-3714.