Jim Bohannon

Ongoing Community Events


The Massena Senior Citizens Center triad council meets the First Thursday each month at 1:30pm at the new Massena Community Center senior wing for info call 769-3577.

Massena Memorial Hospital will offer a Free Skin Tumor/Lesion Detection Clinic on the 3rdTuesday of the month from 9am-11am at 17 Hospital Drive, Suite 1, in Massena.  Dr. Vijay Kumar and Dr. Rosalind Mariano will be on hand to examine for any skin disorders.  The clinic is free to all and all ages are welcome.  For an appointment or more information, please call 315-769-4656.

Celiac Sprue Support Group meets the first Tuesday of every month, 5pm, and the MMH Main Floor Board Room.  For more information, call 769-4305.

Childbirth Preparation Classes are held Wednesdays in the Community Education Room beginning at 7:00pm.  A mom-to-be should sign-up by 20 weeks gestation.  Classes are taught by Certified Childbirth Educators from Massena Memorial Hospital.  For more information or to register for a class, please call 769-4349.

Narcotics Anonymous Support Group Meeting will be held every Saturday, except holidays, in the Community Education Room at Massena Memorial Hospital beginning at 7:00pm.  For more information, please call Scott at 769-9240 or the MMH Public Relations Office at 769-4305

Over-eaters Anonymous Support Group Meeting will be held every Thursday, except holidays, in the MMH Community Education room beginning at 7:00PM.  For more information, please call Debbie at 315-384-4833 or the MMH Public Relations Office at 769-4305

Fibromyalgia Support Group will begin meeting again on the 2ndTuesday of the Month.  The meeting will start at 6:30pm and will take place in the Lower Level Conference Room.  For more information, please call Maxine Dodge at 769-5778 or the MMH Public Relations at 769-4305.  The next meeting date scheduled are Nov. 12thand December 10th. 

Weight Loss Surgery Group will be meeting the 3rdWednesday of the month, except holidays, in the MMH Levine Outpatient Center, beginning at 6:30pm.  For more information, please call the Levine Outpatient Center at 769-4340 or Massena Memorial Hospital Public Relations Office at 315-769-4262.

The Bariatric Support Group meets on the First Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Conference room A & B, next to the Cornerstone Café, in Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center.  Connie Neuroth, a Post-Bariatric Surgery Patient, is the group’s facilitator.  All are welcome and registration is not necessary.  For more information, Connie Neuroth may be reached at 324-5780.

Breast Feeding support group meets the first Tuesday of the month, except for holidays, at the New Testament Church Nursery, beginning at 10:00am.  The Support Group is taught by Certified Childbirth Educator Snow Harper-Moulton, R.N.  No pre-registration is required, and refreshments will be served.  For more info please call 769-4349.

The Quad Town Senior Citizens will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm.  A cover dish supper will precede the meeting at 6pm.  For more information, call 764-5141.

The Public Health Department offers HIV testing and Counseling Services as well as a STD Clinic in Canton, Massena, Gouverneur and Ogdensburg. Appointments are required and a $5.00 donation is appreciated. Please call 1-800-561-6057 for more information on dates and locations.

The Emotions Anonymous Support Group will be meeting every Sunday at 6:00PM, except for holidays in the Massena Memorial Hospital Community Education Room. For more information, please call Scott at 315-769-9240 or Massena Memorial Hospital Public Relations office at 315-769-4262.

Quit tobacco workshops are held every other Tuesday beginning at 4pm at Massena Memorial Hospital in the lower level conference room.  Free nicotine replacements available through the workshops - patches, gums or lozenges.  For more information, call Beth at 261-5436, or 769-4262.

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and Hospice have teamed up to offer grief education and discussion called the Healing Circle from 6:30 to 7:30pm the first Wednesday of each month in the auditorium. For more information please call Hospice at 315-265-3105 or contact them through their website at www.seriousillness.org/slc.

If you or someone you know feels Stressed, Worried, Angry, Frightened, Anxious, Hopeless, Depressed, Resentful, or Defeated there is a way to recover! Emotions Anonymous is free to the public and open for all ages. The group meets every Sunday morning @ 11am except for holidays. For more info please call MMH Public Relations @ 769-4305.

The St. Lawrence Co. Council of Seniors holds their monthly meetings at the Potsdam American Legion hall on Route 345 the second Thursday of the month at 10am.

Woman of the Moose lodge #729 are having their meetings again @ the lodge on Ames St. in Massena, the 2 and 4thTuesdays of the month. New members are welcome


The Norwood United Methodist Church will be holding a Youth Night at the Church in Norwood Sunday nights from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  This youth night is geared toward High School (9-12thgrade) students, and is being held in the Educational Building.  There will be games, food, bible study, volunteer opportunities, trips, and lots of fun.

St. Mary’s & St. Joseph’s Bingo is held every Monday and Thursday night at 7:00pm at St. Mary’s Parish Hall at 7 Sycamore Street in Massena and benefits St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Parish.  Monday night, there is a $500 grand prize coverall, and Thursday features a grand prize coverall game worth $1000. 

Living Stones Ministries, located at 407 Donovan Road in Brushton, will be hosting a program called Heartbeat – Grief Support Following Suicide – on the Fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Brushton-Moira United Methodist Church.  Anyone who has lost a loved one through suicide is welcome to attend.  For more information, please call 518-358-4168 or email them at emmaus@hughes.net

The Massena Senior Citizens will be sponsoring a Chair Yoga class instructed by Dolly Kirwin on Mondays from 4-5pm and Thursday from 3:30pm-430pm at the Community Center on Beach Street in Massena.  The class is open to all seniors.

Ostomy Support group meetings held every 3rdThursday of each Month at 1pm in Claxton-Hepburn Med Center, conference room C.  For more info contact Karen Cole, RN at 315-713-5181.

1stUnited Methodist Churchat 189 Main Street in Massena is currently holding a fundraiser for masonry repair.  The Church was built back in 1869 and still has much of the original brick and mortar.  It is in need of significant repair and restoration.  The estimate cost is $7,000.  If you would like to contribute to the fundraiser and help obtain the goal, please call the 1stUnited Methodist Church at 769-8036, or Pastor Heather Stierheim @ 705-6104.

Community Goodwill Dinner every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Life In His Arms Community Church located at 1952 St. Highway 11C in North Lawrence.  Menu available by calling 755-5880 on Tuesdays.

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