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DAVID WELLS AND AMBER NEZEZON, 7:30 p.m., Delmar, 20 Andrews St., Massena; info: 315-769-9704.

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

Community Events

CANTON ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE, 6 p.m., Canton UMC, 41 Court St.; follows free dinner; all welcome.

SUNCATCHER PAINTING, 3-4:30 p.m., Norwood Public Library, for children 6 and older; $7 fee.

WADDINGTON ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE, 6:30 p.m., at Waddington UMC, with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; all welcome.

ART HIGHLIGHTS AND TEA LECTURE, 2 p.m., Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg; topic: “The Adirondacks and American Art;” cost: $15, or $10 for museum members; info: 315-393-2425, [email protected],

CANTON TOWN BOARD MEETS, 6 p.m., Canton Municipal Building, 60 Main St.; info: 315-386-3735.

YOUTH COOKING SERIES, 4-5 p.m., Hepburn Library of Waddington; for youth 10 and older; info: 315-388-4454.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE, 6:30 p.m., Norwood United Methodist Church, 8 Prospect St.; all welcome; info, 315-353-9909.

ANTI-VALENTINE'S DAY SINGLES MIXER, 6-8 p.m., McDuff’s Pub, 59 Market St., Potsdam; cost: $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door; includes free drink, all you can eat appetizers; tickets available at the Pub; info: 315-261-4089, [email protected].

NOON BOOK CLUB, noon-2 p.m., Potsdam village community room, Potsdam Public Library; “Think for Yourself” by Rupert Metzroth to be discussed; info: [email protected].

SEAWAY VALLEY PREVENTION COUNCIL HEALTH TALKS, 9 p.m., Seaway Valley Prevention Council offices, Ogdensburg; participants will receive a $30 gift card and a chance to win a Fitbit; childcare and food will be provided; admission is limited to the first 25 to register at each location; call 315-713 -4861 to RSVP.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES, 5 p.m., Nicholville United Methodist Church, all welcome, church is handicapped accessible; Trinity Catholic School, Massena, noon, open to public, part of their 'Catholic Schools Week.'

SINGING VALENTINES, representatives from the Canton Goldenaires Men's Barbershop Chorus will be delivering Singing Valentines, starting at 8am and going throughout the day. All moneys for these deliveries are used for high school scholarship awards at all schools in St. Lawrence County. To order your Singing Valentine for your sweetheart, call Vickie at 315-379-9848; Canton Winterfest

FREE WILL DINNER, held at the Methodist Church, Court Street. Serving from 4:30-6 p.m. Donations are appreciated but not expected; Canton Winterfest.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP MEETS, 10-11:15 a.m., Nicandri Nature Center classroom, Massena; led by Charlene Dumas; meets Wednesdays, from Feb. 7-March 14; info: 315-705-5022, [email protected].

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].

‘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, St. Mary and St. Joseph Church hall, 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 TAX HELP, AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM, open to all, info: 315-212-0450; 1-4 p.m.; by appt. only, Partridge Knoll, 30 Sullivan Dr., Canton; call 315-212-0409 for an appointment.

BINGO, Amvets Post #19, 215 Ford St., O’burg; two $100 games & $300 game; doors 5 p.m., card sales 6 p.m., bingo 7 p.m.; refreshments available.

LINE DANCING, Rochelle LaShomb instructs; senior wing, Massena Community Ctr., 61 Beach St., Massena; 3-5 p.m. $2/hour.

NORTH COUNTRY FIDDLERS MEET, 7 p.m.; Lawrenceville Fire Hall, Cty. Rt. 54; business meeting, followed by refreshments & open jam; musicians & public invited; info: 353-2049, jb[email protected].


FREE WILL DINNER, Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court St.; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; all invited; donations accepted, not expected; volunteers welcome to help serve, clean up; info: 386-4500.


POTSDAM AND CANTON TRANSITION GROUP, Sponsors of Peak Moment TV programs; WCKN-tv, cable channel 30; Community Room of Potsdam Civic Center, 7 p.m.; info:


PUBLIC SKATING AT THE CANTON PAVILION, 11-12:20 Adults, Tots, & Seniors; 3-4:50 Public Skating; 7:30-8:30 Adult Open Hockey

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:

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

LITTLE LOTUS YOGA FOR KIDS AGES 4 TO 11, taught by Kelly Burnham, 4 to 5 p.m., Trillium Wellness Center, 42-1/2 Elm St., Potsdam. Yoga postures, yoga breathing, games, art, music. $10 drop-in, $8 for second child in the same family, or parents may purchase a five-class card for $45 or a 10-class card for $80..

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

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:

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

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

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE CLASS, 6:30-8 p.m., Trillium Wellness Center, 42 ½ Elm St., Potsdam. Recognize and undo habitual everyday movements that lead to muscular stress and strain. Drop-in $15 or use a Trillium class card. More info:

Support Groups

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP, 1:30 p.m., Gouverneur Community Center, 4673 NYS Route 58; info: 1-800-272-390, [email protected].

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, 6-8 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.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 4:30 p.m.; 2nd floor classroom, Canton-Potsdam Hospital; info: 261-5935.

WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Richard E. Winter Cancer Center, O’burg; 4-5:30 p.m.; more info: 393-2314.