Five Things Friday event calendar – April 29

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Happy Friday!

Get Moving

1. Amphibian Adventure Hike

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Selkirk Shores State Park, 7101 State Route 3, Pulaski
What: Adventure hike
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 298-5737

Friday / Pulaski

2. Race for the Rohde

When: 7:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Adams Fire Department, Church Street, Adams
What: Features a 5K walk/run and a 10K run that benefits the Rohde Center Food Pantry
Cost: $25
INFO: 232-2621

Saturday / Adams

3. Walk for Autism

When: 8 a.m. Saturday
Where: The Reading Room Bookstore, Salmon Run Mall, Arsenal Street
What: Also includes information, crafts and books
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 405-6953

Saturday / Watertown

4. Walk MS: Watertown

When: 9 a.m. Sunday
Where: Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown
What: Proceeds to support research and programs for people living with MS
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: (585) 271-0801 or www.walkms.org

Sunday / Watertown

5. Mountain Goat Run 2016

When: 8:50 a.m. Sunday
Where: Clinton Square, West Genesee and South Clinton Streets, Syracuse
What: Includes a Kids’ Run, 3K and 10 Mile
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: (800) 234-4797 or www.mountaingoatrun.com/

Sunday / Syracuse

Out and About

1. Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts

When: All Weekend
Where: SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam
What: At this event the campus and community experience a diversity of both traditional and contemporary visual, written, musical, dance and theatrical performances
Cost: Free
INFO: www.potsdam.edu/about/artscampus/artsfestival/

All Weekend / Potsdam

2. That 60s Show Spring Fundraiser Variety Show

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Norwood-Norfolk Elementary, 7852 State Route 56, Norwood
What: Featuring music and fashions of 60s
Cost: Adults, $10; kids and seniors, $5
INFO: 353-4611

Friday / Norwood

3. Taste of Potsdam

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Potsdam Chamber Of Commerce, 24 Market St., Potsdam
What: Taste a variety of food items offered by Potsdam’s local eateries
Cost: Free admission
INFO: 274-9000 or https://business.facebook.com/events/185435741829318/

Saturday / Potsdam

4. Dairy Princess Pageant

When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Madrid Community Building, State Highway 345, Madrid
What: Princess contestants are Camryn Chester, Hannah Grant and Emily McBath
Cost: Adults, $15; kids, $8
INFO: 322-5548

Saturday / Madrid

5. Martinsburg Kite Day

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Linda and Al Dening’s home, from Stewart’s in Lowville, go 1.5 miles up Stowe Street, Martinsburg
What: Sponsored by Martinsburg United Methodist Church
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 486-6551

Sunday / Martinsburg

Performance

1. Love and Marriage: A Cabaret

When: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Comedy
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 885-8960 or cnyplayhouse.com

Friday / Syracuse

2. Disney Aristocats

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St., Syracuse
What: The show, based on the Disney film, features plenty of exuberant group numbers and a cast that can be expanded by adding additional alley cats to the chorus
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 432-5437 or www.sctkids.com/

Friday / Syracuse

3. MET: LIVE in HD Strauss' Elektra

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Satday
Where: Roxy Theater, 20 Main Street, Potsdam
What: Live performance
Cost: $18, seniors, $15; students, $12; youth, $9
INFO: 267-2277 or www.cpspotsdam.org

Saturday / Potsdam

4. Comedian Donna East

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday
Where: Potsdam Church of the Nazarene, 11 State Highway 72, Potsdam
What: Profits go to Helping Hands
Cost: $10
INFO: 265-2198 or www.potsdam-naz.org

Saturday / Potsdam

5. Magic Show

When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Featuring magicians Bruce Purdy, The Jackman Twins, and Theresa Barniak
Cost: Adults, $10; children, $5
INFO: 256-9095

Saturday / Syracuse

Learning

1. Audobon Bird-Focused Habitat Management Workshop

When: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Cornell Cooperative Extension & Learning Farm of St. Lawrence Co, 1894 & 2043 State Highway 68, Canton
What: Workshop
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 379-9192 or http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/st_lawrence/

Saturday / Canton

2. Fish and Birds Tesselation Workshop with Quilter Mary Knapp

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: The TAUNY Center, 53 Main Street, Canton
What: An intermediate skills quilting workshop to produce a quilt with M.C. Escher-esque pattern
Cost: $55
INFO: 386-4289 or www.tauny.org

Saturday / Canton

3. Junior Citizen Scientist Program

When: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park, 19 Robinson Bay Road/St. Lawrence Centre Mall, Massena
What: Workshop
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 705-5022 or www.massenanaturecenter.org

Saturday / Massena

4. Pond Exploration Program

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Indian Creek Nature Center, County Route 14 (3.5 miles from Route 68), Rensselaer Falls
What: Join naturalist Pat Burdick in a pond exploration using dip nets to capture amphibians and macro invertebrates, and magnifiers and field guides to learn about the animals netted
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 386-1244 or indiancreeknaturecenter.us

Saturday / Rensselaer Falls

5. Free Wildlife Habitat Workshop

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Barn, 2043B State Highway 68, Canton
What: Learn about bird and wildlife management techniques
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 782-7289 ext. 112

Saturday / Canton

Music

1. Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole Concert

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lewis County Historical Society, 7552 S. State St., Lowville
What: Live music
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 376-8957 or lewiscountyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Saturday / Lowville

2. String Orchestra Concert

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: St. Lawrence University: Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, Griffiths Arts Center, 22 Romoda Drive, Canton
What: A Tribute to James Horner
Cost: Free
INFO: 229-5184 or www.stlawu.edu/music/event/string-orchestra-2

Sunday / Canton

3. ‘Some Folks Like to Sing'

When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: K of C hall, 53 E. Orvis St., Massena
What: Holy Name of Jesus Academy choir recital. Includes folk, seasonal, operetta songs
Cost: Free
INFO: Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce, 769-3525

Sunday / Massena

4. Epicurean and Music Delight

When: 1:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Ridgeview Inn, 6912 Bardo Road, Lowville
What: Live music and dinner
Cost: $30
INFO: 376-6283 or 301-4022

Sunday / Lowville

5. Let Freedom Ring, American Music for Organ

When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 227 Sherman St., Watertown
What: Trinity Concert Series
Cost: $14; senior citizens 62 and older and military, $12; preferred, $16; preferred senior citizen and military, $14; students K-12 and college, free
INFO: 788-6290, ext. 3

Sunday / Watertown

Pickens Hall Opera House complete; grand opening on Saturday

David Kingsley, president of the Heuvelton Historical Association, sits in the newly renovated Pickens Hall Opera House Wednesday in Heuvelton. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

David Kingsley, president of the Heuvelton Historical Association, sits in the newly renovated Pickens Hall Opera House Wednesday in Heuvelton. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Renovations to the third-floor opera house at Pickens Hall, 83 State St., have been completed — an accomplishment that marks a milestone for those associated with the 12-year-long preservation project. [Read more…]

Crane School of Music to open arts festival with ‘historic’ concert April 30

SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will mark the college’s bicentennial with a concert it is calling “historic” to open the 2016 Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts. [Read more…]

‘Race for the Rohde’ to benefit Adams food pantry April 30

Mary Jo Taylor, manager of the Rohde Center Food Pantry in Adams, stands behind a banner advertising the agency’s first ‘Race for the Rohde’ fundraiser, which will be held April 30. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Mary Jo Taylor, manager of the Rohde Center Food Pantry in Adams, stands behind a banner advertising the agency’s first ‘Race for the Rohde’ fundraiser, which will be held April 30. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Residents of southern Jefferson County will soon have a chance to show off their speed, endurance and compassion all in one day. [Read more…]

Five Things Friday event calendar – April 22

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Happy Friday!

Performance

1. 'The Sunshine Boys'

When: 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Comedy
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 885-8960 or cnyplayhouse.com

Friday / Syracuse

2. 'The Christians'

When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St., Syracuse
What: A new play from the Humana Festival about faith and courage
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 443-3275 or syracusestage.org

Friday / Syracuse

3. An Evening with Wilson Stevenson

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
Where: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 1330 Gotham St., Watertown
What: Psychic Medium performance benefits NNY Autism Foundation.
Cost: $15; advance, $12
INFO: 773-5405

Friday / Watertown

4. 'Boeing Boeing'

When: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Robert R. and Jean S. Sturtz Theater, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown
What: Live performance by Jefferson Community College Dionysian Players
Cost: $8; students, $5
INFO: 786-2431 or www.sunyjefferson.edu/campus-life/student-activities/box-office

Friday & Saturday / Watertown

5. 'Murder in the Halls of Ivy'

When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Remington Museum, 303 Washington St, Ogdensburg
What: Interactive dinner theater
Cost: $25
INFO: http://bit.ly/1NzH0Pu or 393-2425

Saturday / Ogdensburg

Giving Back

1. St. Baldrick's Childhood Cancer Fundraiser

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Knights of Columbus, 30 Miner Street Rd., Canton
What: Benefits St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Cost: Free admission
INFO: www.stbaldricks.org/events/AlphaPhiSigma

Friday / Canton

2. 'Jam-A-Thon'

When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: First Round, 428 Factory St., Watertown
What: Includes eight live bands, raffles, beer and food. Benefits DPAO with all proceeds matched by F.X. Caprara Dodge.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 405-4504

Saturday / Watertown

3. Carthage Community Challenge to Fight Hunger

When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: Village Ecumenical Ministries Food Pantry, 452 S. Washington St., Carthage
What: Donations can include cash, checks, food items or nonfood items.
Cost: Donation
INFO: 493-1341

Saturday & Sunday / Carthage

4. Krispy Kreme Donut Sale Fundraiser

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: 27 Elm St., Potsdam and Walmart, 7494 U.S. Highway, 11, Potsdam
What: Supports youth programs and scholarships through Potsdam Kiwanis Club
Cost: $8 per dozen
INFO: 566-9467

Saturday / Potsdam

5. Central New York Kidney Foundation Walk

When: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday
Where: Destiny USA, 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse
What: Benefits the Central New York Kidney Foundation
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 315-476-0311 or www.kidney.org/offices/nkf-central-new-york

Sunday / Syracuse/p>

Out and About

1. St. Lawrence County Chamber Home, Garden and Business Show

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Cheel Arena, Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam
What: Includes more than 70 vendors, food, wine, and crafts
Cost: $3
INFO: www.northcountryguide.com

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

2. Earth Day 7K Trail Run/Walk

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Canton
What: Proceeds benefit local environmental projects
Cost: Free entry, donations welcome
INFO: 262-7325 or http://natureupnorth.org/earthday7k

Saturday / Canton

3. North Country Folk Festival

When: 12 to 11 p.m. Saturday
Where: St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton
What: Family-friendly celebration of folk music, folk arts, local living, and traditional skills of the North Country.
Cost: Free
INFO: 229-5011 or www.stlawu.edu

Saturday / Canton

4. 'Spring Mystical Journey' Psychic & Holistic Fair

When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Where: St. Lawrence Centre Mall, 6100 St. Lawrence Centre, Massena
What: Includes psychics, astrologers, healing energy and wellness practitioners, and vendors
Cost: Free
INFO: www.therealmshift.com/events or 686-2640

Saturday & Sunday / Massena

5. Adiron-Duck Race and Pancake Breakfast

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday
Where: Oswegatchie Educational Center, Long Pond Road, 9340 Long Pond Road, Croghan
What: Proceeds benefit Oswegatchie Summer Program Fund
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: www.adironduckrace.com or 346-1222

Sunday / Croghan

Art

1. William Beebe: A Show of His Paintings

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
Where: Katya Greer Memorial Gallery, 6 Raymond Street, Potsdam
What: Paintings by William Beebe
Cost: Free
INFO: 244-2761

Friday / Potsdam

2. Student Art Exhibit Opening Reception

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: B. Elizabeth Strong Memorial Library, 6312 E. Main St., Turin
What: Exhibit featuring South Lewis art students work
Cost: Free
INFO: 348-6433

Friday / Turin

3. 'Turn Back Time'

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Arts on the Square, Franklin Building, 52 Public Square, Watertown
What: Works by Ronald L. Collins on display
Cost: Free
INFO: www.nnyart.org

Friday & Saturday / Watertown

4. Spring Country Folk Art Craft Show

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Empire Expo Center-NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
What: Featuring quality home and handmade crafts and creations from top artisan-exhibitors
Cost: $6
INFO: 487-7711

All Weekend / Syracuse

5. Framed: An Object's Journey Into the Collections

When: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All Weekend
Where: SU Art Gallery, Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse
What: By dividing the exhibition into four categories titled Acquire, Preserve, Exhibit, and Interpret, the curators have been able to illustrate the complex process behind each object’s inclusion in an exhibition.
Cost: Free
INFO: 315-443-4097

All Weekend / Syracuse

Music

1. Voice Recital in Potsdam

When: 1 p.m. Friday
Where: SUNY Potsdam: Sara Snell Music Theater, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam
What: Live music
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 267-2775 or www.potsdam.edu

Friday / Potsdam

2. Potsdam Community Chorus Concert

When: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Ogdensburg First Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford Street, Ogdensburg
What: Potsdam Community Chorus of mixed voices presents a musical outreach concert, “English Composers through the Centuries.”
Cost: Free
INFO: 261-4001 or betsybaker02@gmail.com

Friday / Ogdensburg

3. Noon in the Chapel Concert: 'Let's Celebrate!'

When: 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday
Where: St. Lawrence University: Gunnison Memorial Chapel, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton
What: Ad Hoc Singers, Julia Pomainville, Alexandra Jacobs Wilke, join guests to celebrate the sounds of spring.
Cost: Free
INFO: 229-5184 or www.stlawu.edu/chaplain/event/noon-chapel-lets-celebrate

Saturday / Canton

4. Performance by the Crane West African Drum & Dance Ensemble

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: SUNY Potsdam: Sara Snell Music Theater, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam
What: Live music
Cost: Free
INFO: 267-2775 or www.potsdam.edu

Sunday / Potsdam

5. The Jacobs Brothers

When: 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: United Wesleyan Church, 6118 N. Main St., Sandy Creek
What: Live Music
Cost: Free
INFO: mpoole6@hotmail.com

Sunday / Sandy Creek

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Law officers prepare for Ogdensburg to Massena Torch Run

Representatives of area police agencies join Special Olympics athletes and local officials for an official Torch Run kickoff event in front of Ogdensburg City Hall on Tuesday. The Torch Run between Ogdensburg and Massena on April 29 will help launch the Special Olympics at SUNY Canton on April 30. Photo by Larry Robinson, Watertown Daily Times.

Representatives of area police agencies join Special Olympics athletes and local officials for an official Torch Run kickoff event in front of Ogdensburg City Hall on Tuesday. The Torch Run between Ogdensburg and Massena on April 29 will help launch the Special Olympics at SUNY Canton on April 30. Photo by Larry Robinson, Watertown Daily Times.

Representatives from area law enforcement agencies gathered in front of City Hall on Tuesday to raise public awareness for the upcoming Special Olympics competition to be held at SUNY Canton April 30. [Read more…]

North Country Heart Walk raises $235k for heart disease, stroke research

Even with thousands of north country residents attending political rallies for presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Saturday, the 22nd annual North Country Heart Walk saw healthy attendance. [Read more…]

JCC students organize heroin, opioid awareness initiatives

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Bishop LaValley meets Pope Francis as part of north country pilgrimage

A photo from the Diocese of Ogdensburg Facebook page shows Bishop Terry R. LaValley meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. Submitted photo.

A photo from the Diocese of Ogdensburg Facebook page shows Bishop Terry R. LaValley meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. Submitted photo.

The excitement of a pilgrimage to the Vatican and other historic old world sites in Italy by members of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg is lighting up social media sites around the north country this week. [Read more…]