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Alzheimer’s support

OGDENSBURG: Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter support group meeting; free, facilitated by trained individuals; 1-800-272-3900, [email protected]; Riverledge Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 8101 NYS Route 68; 4 p.m.

Volunteer gathering

MASSENA: Holiday gathering for volunteers and board members of Nicandri Nature Center, 5-7:30 p.m., board meeting held at 6 p.m., games, refreshments; RSVP: [email protected].

Thrift sale

NORFOLK: The Whistle Stop Thrift Store, Main Street next to the United Methodist Church, is selling men's and women's clothing buy one ($2) and receive two free clothing items effective Dec. 11, 13, 15, 18, 20 and 22. The store hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.


No knead bread

CANTON: No Knead Bread: Delicious and Hearty Loaves, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Harvest Kitchen at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, 2043 State Highway 68, part of a four-part December Baking Series: Sweet and Savory; class size limited, pre-registration required; each class is $20 and feature hands-on opportunities, samples and printed recipes to take home; reserve your spot online at, 315-379-9192, ext. 237 or [email protected]; each class in series taught by different instructor from Big Spoon Kitchen in Potsdam; ingredients donated by Nature's Storehouse in Canton.

Decorative folk painting

WADDINGTON: Decorative Folk Painting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, The Gallery, 10 Main St.; work on your own project, learn the strokes and tops and tricks of the trade as you progress; $15, no experience necessary, all materials provided;, 315-308-4410 to preregister and prepay.

$10 Tuesdays

WADDINGTON: $10 Tuesdays, making a button boho bracelet, 1-4 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St.; easy on and off, one style fits all bracelet, choose your buttons and cord; $10, no experience necessary; all materials included;, 315-308-4410 to preregister and prepay.

Arm knitting

NORWOOD: Arm knitting with Madison Ashley, 5:30 p.m., Norwood library, 1 Morton St.; bring two skeins of chunky yarn, leave with finished scarf.


Fill the bag sale

POTSDAM: C.O.R.C. Store "fill the bag" sale for $4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 315-265-3940.

Buy local sale

OGDENSBURG: “Still Time to Buy Local” craft sale, hosted by CHMC Auxiliary Crafters, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Claxton-Hepburn Medical Office Building Lobby; features Christmas and winter items, hand-made crafts; proceeds benefit auxiliary.


Seniors dinner

PHILADELPHIA: Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner, 5 p.m., Philadelphia American Legion; reservations needed by Dec. 4, 315-642-3251, 315-642-3280; gift exchange; $5 admission.

Health luncheon

POTSDAM: Partnering in Your Care luncheon series, hosted by Canton-Potsdam Hospital, second floor conference rooms A & B, 50 Leroy St.; speaker: Community Relations Manager Deborah Chase-Lauther on the Danish practice of “Hygge” which is how to embrace the cold and dark winter days with coziness and appreciation and how this enhances well-being; free, open to the public, registration required by Dec. 7: 315-261-5413, [email protected].

Spaghetti dinner

DEKALB JUNCTION: Spaghetti dinner, 5-6 p.m., DeKalb Junction Methodist Church; free but donations accepted.