Five Things Friday – Jan. 30

Happy weekend!

 

Bring stories to life

1. There is a Season: 6 ten-minute plays, 7 p.m. today; 2 and 7 p.m. tomorrow, Savory Downtown, Best Western Carriage House Inn, 300 Washington St., Watertown. Cost: $20. Performances include adult themes and language. Plays planned are Bone China by K. Alexa Mavromatis, She’s Fabulous by Jack Neary, Double D by Jim Dalglish, The Same Thing by Lisa Soland, 9 Hours to Fallujah by Craig McNulty and Pillow by Frederick Stroppel. Music of The John Michael Band scheduled to follow performances. Info: Little Theatre of Watertown, 775-3212.

2. Snowtown USA film festival, 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown. Festival plans to include reception tonight; film selections and film-related workshops tomorrow. Info/schedule: 788-4400.

3. Some Other Me,” 8 p.m. today, Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Cost: $12; advance, $10. Info: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

4. In The Next Room,” 8 p.m. today and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Archbold Theatre, Syracuse Stage, 820 Genessee St., Syracuse. Opening night performance scheduled for tonight. Special events, discounts available for senior citizens, students and military personnel and veterans. Recommended for mature audiences. Info/tickets: Syracuse Stage, 443-3275.

5. It’s a Jungle Out There skating performance, 1 p.m. Sunday, Massena Arena, 180 Harte Haven Plaza, St. Regis Blvd., Massena. Cost: $5; ages 62 and older, $3; students, $1. Massena’s figure skating club’s annual ice snow.

Get crafty and artsy

1. Craft sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Claxton-Hepburn medical center, 214 King St., Ogdensburg. The CHMC Auxiliary Crafters plan to host the craft sale in the hospital lobby. The theme of this sale is Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. All proceeds to go to the Hospital Auxiliary. Info:  auxiliary, 393-1559 or rkennedy@chmed.org.

2. Iggy Beerbower: “The Road to Green Sands,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, SLC Arts Gallery, Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St, Potsdam. Ink print photographs, displayed St. Lawrence County Arts Council. Info: council, 265-6860.

3.  Museum public hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, Potsdam Public Museum, 2 Park St., Potsdam. Current exhibition is Portraits of Potsdam People, displays of oil paintings of local citizens. Information: museum, 265-6910.

4. Puppet Theatre, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Clarkson Bookstore, Clarkson University, 39 Market Street, Canton. Cost: $10. Dr. Jay Pecora, from SUNY Potsdam’s theatre department, plans to lead participants in puppet theatre, as part of KidState Theatre. Children will have the chance to create theatre and make hand puppets. Info: SUNY Potsdam, 267-2167.

5. “North of the Blue Line” exhibit, noon to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton. Free. Exhibition includes drawings, prints, paintings, photographs, sculptures, ceramics, videos and multi-media installations by artists from north country colleges and universities. It’s planned to run through Saturday, Feb. 21. Info: gallery, 229-5174.

Move your body

1. Partner yoga, 6 to 7 p.m. today, Yoga Loft, 30 Court St., Canton. Planned to run Fridays through March 27. Info/register: loft, info@yoga-loft.org, 605-8637.

2. No Tap Bowling Tournament, 6 p.m. today, Ogdensburg Bowl, 1121 Patterson St., Ogdensburg. Cost: $20 per person. Registration scheduled for 6 p.m.; games for 6:15 p.m. Five person teams. Event to benefit Frederick Remington Art Museum. Info: museum, 393-2425.

3. Beaver Camp ice fishing derby, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Beaver Camp, 8884 Buck Point Road, Lowville. Cost: $7; ages 17 and younger, $5. Event to include prizes, food and fishing. Info: Beaver Camp, 376-2640.

4. East Coast Snocross, 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Snow Ridge Ski Resort, 4173 West Road, Turin. Cost: $15, day; weekend pass, $25; ages 7 and younger, free. Sign up for trail class up to 800 cc. Three 120 cc mini classes. Sled rentals available. Info: ECS, 844-327-7669.

5. Guided snowshoeing trip, 10 a.m. Saturday, Great Lot Sportsman’s Club, 8411 Jackson Hill Road, Boonville. Follow guide or take map and explore on your own. Hot lunch, refreshments planned to follow at clubhouse. Limited snowshoes available. Info: club, 378-7592.

Love your ears

1. Michael Welch and Brown, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. today, Between the Buns Sports Bar, 6 Elm St. Potsdam. Info: bar, 265-8888.

2. Dave Alexander, 8 p.m. today, Bull Tavern, 519 W. Main St., Watertown.

3. Bill Smith and Don Woodcock, 2 p.m. Saturday, TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton. Cost: $10 to $15 donation. Music and storytelling planned. Info: TAUNY, 386-4289.

4. Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band, 7 p.m. Saturday, Pickens Hall, 83 State St., Heuvelton. Cost: $10. Event sponsored by Heuvelton Historical Association. Info: Pickens General Store, 344-7950 or misterpickens@gmail.com.

5. High Heels and Mind The Gap, 7 p.m. Saturday, The Flashback Lounge, 1309 State St., Watertown. Cost: $6 to $8. Phantom Chemistry to open. Info: lounge, 775-8378.

Get together

1. Anniversary extravaganza, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Seveys Point, 8954 Route 3, Childwold. Cost of dinner: $10; Wounded Warriors and Fort Drum Recreation Group, free. Event celebrating St. Lawrence County Snowmobile Association‘s 40th anniversary to include food, music, free horse drawn sleigh rides, bonfire, booths, giveaways, sled demos and more. Chicken barbecue dinner scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Info: Deb Christy, 386-8525.

2. Remembering Mercy, 5:15 p.m. Saturday, St. Patrick’s Church, 123 S. Massey St., Watertown. Event hosted by Friends of Mercy Hospital to include slide show, remarks by Rev. Leon “Toby” Schilling, Sr. Janet Peters and candlelight walk to Mercy site. Light refreshments at the church planned. Info: church, 782-6086.

3. 2015 Northern New York Maple Expo, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Gouverneur Central School, 133 E. Barney St., Gouverneur. Cost: $16 per person, includes lunch and classes. Held by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Info: Cooperative Extension, 379-9192.

4. Heartbeat Ball, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Hilton Garden Inn, 1290 Arsenal St., Watertown. Cost: $50 per couple; additional person, $15. Event planned to include photos, appetizers, coffee and water and other beverages for purchase. Formal/semi-formal attire required. To benefits Heartbeats for Madden.

5. Snow deer festival, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Watertown Eagles Club, 19260 Route 11, Watertown. Cost: donation of $4. Sponsored by New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association. Event planned to include dances, food, music by Black River Valley Fiddlers, beverages, 5o/50 and raffles. Info: fiddlers’ association, 599-7009.

 

Not enough for you? Check out the Watertown Daily Times events calendar for the extensive list.

Five Things Friday – Jan. 23

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Five Things Friday – Jan. 16

Happy Friday! Here’s a weekly list of ways you can get out and beat the winter blues of the north country.

Move.

1. SnowtownUSA sculptures, all weekend, Thompson Park and Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, Watertown. Weather permitting, you should be able to check out these creations through Saturday, Feb. 14. Click here to learn about more SnowtownUSA events.

2. Frozen fun parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Main St., Massena. Part of Massena’s Frozen Fun Winter Carnival. Click here for entire schedule.

3. Snowshoeing, 10 a.m. Saturday, Joseph A. Blake Jr. Wildlife Sanctuary, Rutland. Organized by Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, Watertown. Remember to bring water, appropriate clothing and snowshoes; limited number of snowshoes to lend. Must RSVP. Info: tughilloutreach@nnymail.com or 779-2239.

4. Guided winter weekend walk, 1 p.m. Saturday, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, County Route 100, Fineview. Information: 482-2749. Snowshoes available for rent, $3.

5. Guided snowshoeing trip, 10 a.m. Saturday, 8411 Jackson Hill Road, Boonville. Limited number of snowshoes available for rent. Hot lunch and refreshments at clubhouse planned to follow walk. Info: 378-7592.

Consume.

1. Paddle auction, 6 p.m. today, Croghan Fire Department, 6855 Fire Hall St. Admission: $5. Doors to open at 6 p.m.; auction scheduled for 7 p.m. Cost includes auction paddle, raffle ticket, light snacks.

2. Benefit auction, all weekend, Adirondack Artists Guild52 Main Street, Saranac Lake. Silent auction planned to run though Sunday, Feb. 1 to benefit Saranac Lake Fire Department. Artwork created by members of the guild on display and available for bids. Info: guild, 518-891-2615.

3. Potsdam winter market, 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Cheel Arena, Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam. Info: thepotsdamfarmersmaket@gmail.com.

4.  Bag sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Wagner’s Whistle Stop Thrift Shop, 11 W. Main St., Norfolk. Cost: $4 per bag. Info: Clare Bresse, 384-4839.

5.  Winter farmers market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Chaumont Volunteer Fire Department, 11385 Route 12E, Chaumont. Market plans to offer produce, baked goods, local wineries, vendors, face painting and entertainment. Info: Heather Jackson, 777-5442 or Holly Rubacha, 783-2838.

Look.

1. ‘Paradigm Shift: Visual Reflection‘ exhibit, all weekend, View (Arts Center), 3273 Route 28, Old Forge. Exhibit of oil paintings and graphite drawings by Robert Imundo slated to be on display through Sunday, May 24. Info: arts center, 369-6411.

2. ‘Burdette Parks: Eye of the Beholder‘ exhibit, all weekend, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid. Photography exhibit planned to run through Sunday, Jan. 25. Info: center, 518-523-2512.

3.  Alice Valenti: ‘Branches’ exhibit, all weekend, View (Arts Center), 3273 Route 28, Old Forge. Show featuring a series of small landscapes slated to run through Sunday, April 5. Opening reception planned for 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Info: 369-6411.

4. ‘Fun with Function’ exhibit, all weekend, View (Arts Center), 3273 Route 28, Old Forge. Exhibit showcases new works of animal creations in clay by View’s resident artist Sarah M. Banker. Show planned to run through Sunday, April 5. Opening reception planned for 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Info: 369-6411.

5. ‘Reality Check’ exhibit, all weekend, View (Arts Center), 3273 Route 28, Old Forge. Exhibit features 19 artists from throughout United States whose work focuses on mastery of illusion. Show planned to run through Sunday, April 5. Opening reception planned for 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Info: 369-6411.

Do.

1. Make a masterpiece workshop, 3 to 5 p.m. today, Kid’s Place, Frederic Remington Art Museum303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg. Cost: $3. Class designed for ages 5 and up. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not necessary. Info: Lauren at the Museum, 393-2425.

2. Focused Asana classes, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Yoga Loft, 30 Court St., Canton. Info: Loft, info@yoga-loft.org or 605-8637.

3. Computer help workshop, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., Ogdensburg. Class plans to include tips on Word, eReaders and more. Intended for all ages. Info: library, 393-4325.

4.  Meet the instruments workshop, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., Old Forge. Free. Class to be conducted by Canal Street Band. Info: View Arts Center, 369-6411, ext. 201; info@ViewArts.org.

5. Painting for teens, 2 p.m. Saturday, Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., Ogdensburg. Free. Class intends to teach students ages 12 and older about watercolor painting while making winter scene. Info: library, 393-4325.

Listen.

1. ‘Bocon!‘ 7 p.m. today and Saturday, Indian River Theatre of the Performing Arts, Indian River High School, 32925 U.S. Route 11, Philadelphia. Cost: $5. Seating is limited. Bilingual, ASL interpreted for deaf and hard of hearing. Reserve tickets/info: Elaine Finley, 642-5521.

2. Stay Tuned, 7 p.m. today, Canton High School, 99 State St., Canton. Cost: $5. Performance by SUNY Potsdam’s a cappella singing group to benefit Canton High School Thespians.

3. Nelson Brothers Band, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Lewis County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6912, 7752 W. State St., Lowville. Cost: $5. Food to be available. Info: 376-2733.

4. ‘Death of a Salesman,’ 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake. Cost: Saturday, $18, $20 or $22; Sunday, $15. Tickets/info: theatre, 518-891-1854 or info@pendragontheatre.org

5.  Canal Street String Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, View (Arts Center), 3273 Route 28, Old Forge. Cost: $20; members, $15. Info/tickets: View, 369-6411.

Not enough NNY for you? Go to the Watertown Daily Times calendar for the complete list.

Five Things Friday – Jan. 2

Happy Friday! With the first full week of 2015 under your belt, go out and celebrate winter in the north country with these Five Things Friday events.

 

Be sporty

1. Wounded Warrior tournament, 6:30 to 11 p.m. today; 10:30 a.m. to noon and 4:30 to 9 p.m. tomorrow; 3:10 to 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Watertown Municipal Ice Arena, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown.

Information: Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce, 788-4400.

2. Vintage snowmobile show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Tanner Valley Golf Course, 4040 Tanner Road, Syracuse. Cost: $5; two sleds, $10; three or more sleds, $12.

Hosted by Toad Willow Trail Riders Snowmobile Club. Chicken barbecue planned for 11 a.m. Event to include 50/50 raffle and door prize auction. Info: Ron, 415-5025; Tim, 447-2070.

3. Learn to cross-country ski, 10 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park, 19 Robinson Bay Road, Massena.

Equipment available at no charge to first eight. Preregister/info: park, 705-5022.

4. Snowmobile safety course, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Copley Foundation House, 12030 Route 12E, Chaumont. Free.

Offered by Thousand Islands Snowmobile Club Inc. For ages 10 and older. Limited seating; first come first serve. Reservations/info: Gary, 486-5230.

5. Register for the fourth annual River Hockey Classic, all weekend. Cost: $400 per team, includes minimum three games.

Register by Sunday, Jan. 11. Pond hockey tournament scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 1 at Clayton Marina, 50 State St., Clayton. Six co-ed divisions, three on three format, maximum of four players per team. No goalies, no goalie equipment. . Register/info: riverhockey.com.

Create art

1. Make your own snow dough, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown.

Event part of SnowtownUSA. Class for ages 6 to 11 only. Info: library, 785-7705.

2.  Facebook page snowman photo contest, all weekend, Potsdam.

Held by Potsdam Chamber of Commerce, until Feb. 28. Build snowman, include star in design (to show it was created this season), take photo and post it to chamber’s Facebook page photo contest 2015. Entries can also be emailed to potsdam@slic.com. Winner to be announced in March. Information: chamber, 265-5440.

3. Snow sculpture contest, all weekend, Cape Vincent.

Sponsored by Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, through Sunday, March 1, 2015. Cash prize planned. For info and for a picture to be taken: chamber, 654-2481.

4. Bird feeder workshop, 1 p.m. tomorrow, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, County Route 100, Fineview.Cost: $2 per person.

Program plans to teach how to make suet and other natural bird feeders. For birders of all ages. Preregistration appreciated: nature center, 482-2479.

5. Make a bird feeder, 2 p.m. tomorrow, Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., Ogdensburg. Free.

Program plans to teach how to make a bird feeder out of recycled materials. Ages 3 and up. Information: library, 393-4325.

Appreciate music

1. TAUNY jams, 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton.

Event to be hosted by Gretchen Koehler and Barb Heller. All levels of musicians, singers, step dancers welcome. Info: center, 386-4289.

2.  Solar Garlic (Phish Tribute), 8 p.m. today, The Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse. Cost: $10.

Doors to open at 7 p.m. Openers planned: Steep and The New Daze. Info: theater, 299-8886.

 3. Black River concert series featuring Searson, tomorrow, Lewis County Historical Society, 7552 S. State St., Lowville. Cost: $20 at door; in advance, $18; family, $45; season tickets, $110 (includes two free guest passes). Info: historical society, 376-8957.

This event kicks off the Black River concert series. Searson is said to be “high energy fiddling, amazing vocals, Irish step-dancing.”

 4. Jeff Hunt, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church4302 U.S. 11, De Kalb Junction.

International Angel Award-Winning vocalist and songwriter, 3ABN artist and former Heritage Singer to perform. Info:

 5. Under the Streetlamp, 7 p.m. Sunday, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona. Cost: $20.

Info: casino, 877-833-7469.

Family fun

1. One Enchanted Evening, 7 p.m. today, Italian American Club, 192 Bellew Ave. South, Watertown. Cost: $10.

Seatings at 7 and 8 p.m. Pasta dinner to benefit Rhonda’s FooteWorks Outreach Company. Entertainment and dancing planned. Info/tickets: 771-8089 5 or rfwdance@gmail.com.

 2. ‘The Maze Runner‘ showing, 7 p.m. today, Chateaugay Town Hall Theater5428 Shady Ave., Lowville. Cost: $3; family, $10.

Movie rated PG-13. Info: 518-497-3126.

3.  Craft and vendor show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown.

Event planned to help with expenses to send Watertown Airsoft Team to Airsoft DEFCON in Long Island. Face painting, raffles, entertainment, and balloon art planned. Info: Samantha, 529-4893; Deb Catlin, 385-1622.

4.  Winter princess snow gala, 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Adams Fire Hall, 6 N. Main St., Adams. Cost: $65 (one father and one daughter); additional girl, $25; and additional gentleman, $40.

Dinner, dancing and raffles planned. Reservations required. Info: 232-2426.

5.  Turin Ridge Riders trail fund, noon tomorrow, Myers Towpath, 4217 West Road, Turin.

Proceeds to benefit Turin Ridge Riders Trail Fund. Chicken BBQ and 50/50 raffle planned. Info: Towpath Lodge, 348-8122.

Art of all kinds

1. “Michiko Taylor: Life and Nature” exhibit, all weekend, St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 51 Market St., Potsdam.

This is the last weekend to catch this exhibit. Info: council, 265-6860.

 2. “Lend Me A Tenor” performance, 8 p.m. today and tomorrow; 2 p.m. Sunday, Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Cost: $20 today and tomorrow; Sunday, $17.

Show planned to open today, and play through Saturday, Jan. 24. Info: playhouse, 885-8960, cnyplayhouse@gmail.com.

3. “Burdette Parks: Eye of the Beholder” exhibit, all weekend, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid.

Photography exhibit planned to run through Sunday, Jan. 25. Info: center, 518-523-2512.

 4. Benefit auction opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today, Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake.

Silent auction to run through Sunday, Feb. 1, and benefit Saranac Lake Fire Department. Artwork created by members of the guild on display and available for bids. Info: guild,518-891-2615.

5. “All aboard: Train Paintings in Pastel” reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today, Judith Lowenstein Cohen Memorial Wing, Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., Old Forge.

Meet and talk with artist, Pamela Menotti. Show planned to run through Saturday, March 14. Info: 369-6008.

Looking for more events? Check out the Watertown Daily Times events calendar.

Five Things Friday – Dec. 26

Christmas might be over, but the fun is just beginning. We’ve had almost a full week of “winter,” by the calendar’s estimation, so this weekend brings indoor and outdoor events to fight off those winter blues. Check it out.

Family fun

1. Explore Sci-Tech, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow, Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York, 154 Stone St., Watertown. Cost: $1 donation.

The museum is collecting canned food for food bank. Info: museum, 788-1340 or scitech@scitechcenter.org.

2. “Christmas Carol,” 6 p.m. today, Wead Library, 64 Elm St., Malone. Free.

Movie rated PG. Don’t forget to bring your own snacks. Info: library, 518-483-5251.

3. Festival of trees, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow, Thousand Islands Museum, 312 James St., Clayton. Free.

Displays feature trees, snowmen and other Christmas themes. Baskets of products for raffles. Museum accepting non-perishable food items for local food pantry. Info: museum, 686-5794.

 4. Holiday movie, noon tomorrow, Hawn Memorial Library, 220 John St., Clayton.

Info: library, 686-3762.

5. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” 1 p.m. Sunday, Chateaugay Town Hall Theater, 191 E. Main St., Chateaugay. Cost: $3 per person; family, $10.

Movie dated PG. Info: theater, 518-497-3126.

Move your body

1. Free ice skating, 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. today, Pine Street Arena, 43 Pine St., Potsdam.

Offered by Potsdam Lions Club. Info: 244-9299.

 2. Sixth annual alumni basketball game, young guys at 4 p.m.; old guys at 5 p.m.; girls at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Sandy Creek Central School, 126 Salisbury St., Sandy Creek.

Players can preregister or register at the door, and should bring old jersey. Event to benefit SCCS Sports Booster Club and Sandy Creek Central School District Alumni Association, and is planning to offer concession stand, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Info: Nate Hathway, 532-4942 (call or text).

3. Rock & skate, grades K-6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; grades 7 through 12 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Lockwood Arena, 141 West River St., Ogdensburg. Cost: entrance, $3; skate rental, $3.

Event to benefit prom and graduation/scholarship funds, OFA’s class of 2016; sponsored by Ogdensburg Free Academy junior class with Ogdensburg Recreation Department. Info: free academy, 393-0900.

4. Junior bowling league, 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Pappy’s Bowlmor Lanes, 277 E. Orvis St., Massena.

League for ages 5 to 20. Info: 842-8874.

5. Belly dance class, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Maplewood Campus, 205 State Street Road, Canton. Cost: four weeks, $40; eight weeks, $75; drop-in, $13.

Class offered through Yoga Loft. Register before coming with Nina Salaam Rivera, 322-7050 or rlightdc@gmail.com.

Live music

1. Annie in the Water, 9 p.m. today, Savory Downtown, 300 Washington St., Watertown.

Performing with New York May. Info: Savory Downtown, 788-0272.

2. Simple Jack,  9:30 p.m. today, The Paddock Club, 1 Public Square, Watertown.

Info: The Paddock Club, 786-6633.

 3. Lacey Stoddard, 8 to 11 p.m. today, The Ole Smokehouse, 3512 County Road 14, Madrid.

Info: The Ole Smokehouse, 322-4125.

 4. Joe Ramsey on piano, 7 to 10 p.m. tomorrow, Gran-View Restaurant, 6765 Route 37, Ogdensburg.

Info: Gran-View, 393-4550.

 5. Gallows Road, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. tomorrow, The Paddock Club, 1 Public Square, Watertown.

Info: The Paddock Club, 786-6633.

Get artsy

1. Karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. tonight, Amvets Post 19, 215 Ford St., Ogdensburg.

Weekly festivities with Susie Q and the Agitator. Info: Amvets, 393-6140. 

2. Facebook page snowman photo contest, Potsdam.

Contest held by Potsdam Chamber of Commerce until Saturday, Feb. 28. Winner announced in March. Info: chamber, 265-5440.

3. Tie dye workshop, 9 to 10 a.m. tomorrow, View (Arts Center), 3273 Route 28, Old Forge. Cost: $12 to $15.

Students will tie dye snowflakes on T-shirts or pillowcases. Instructions and materials to be supplied. Advance registration required. Info: arts center, 369-6411 ext. 201 or info@viewarts.org.

 4. Fused glass night light, 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow, View (Arts Center), 3273 Route 28. Cost: members, $15; nonmembers, $18.

Class planned for all ages; children under 10 restricted to pre-cut glass. Advance registration required. Info: arts center, 369-6411 ext. 201 or info@viewarts.org.

 5. Snow sculpture contest, Cape Vincent.

Contest is sponsored by Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce through Sunday, March 1, 2015. Cash prize planned. Info: chamber, 654-2481.

On the stage

1. “Hairspray,” 8 p.m. today; 3 and 8 p.m. tomorrow; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Syracuse Stage, 820 Genesee St., Syracuse.

Theater accepting donations of non-perishable food items and winter coats/gloves/hats for those in need. Tickets/info: Syracuse Stage, 443-3275; for group discounts, 443-9844.

2. “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 7 p.m. tomorrow, Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake. Cost: $15; seniors and children, $10.

Info: theatre, 891-1854.

3. Cuse comedy showcase featuring Jawaan Nelson, 8 p.m. tomorrow, Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Cost: $12; advance, $10.

Six local comics will be competing for a cash prize which the audience will vote on. Info: playhouse, 885-8960.

4. Dancing with the Stars Live, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona. Cost: $50 or $60.

Info: Turning Stone, 877-833-7469.

5. Big Daddy DJ/ karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Sunday, The Paddock Club, 1 Public Square, Watertown.

Info: The Paddock, 786-6633.

Five Things Friday – Dec. 19

Welcome to Five Things Friday, your weekly installment of weekend highlights. With Christmas coming this week, we have a handful of last minute holiday happenings to get you into the holiday spirit, along with music, theater and a little of everything else.

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Five Things Friday – Dec. 12

Happy Friday! Here’s Five Things Friday, your weekend event roundup.

Breakfast with Santa

1. Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Thompson Park Zoo, 1 Thompson Park, Watertown. Cost: $15, person; $40, family of four; zoo members, 20 percent off.

Enjoy craft time and a visit with Santa. Note that space limited. Tickets/info: zoo, 782-6180 or  elizabeth@nyszoo.org.

2. Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. Saturday, St. Lawrence Centre Mall, 6100 St. Lawrence Center, Massena. Tickets: $5.

Intended for ages 3 to 12. Event to benefit Massena Boys & Girls Club. Information: mall, 764-1001.

3. Breakfast with Santa, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Lacona Fire Hall, 34 Maple Ave., Lacona.

Donations to be accepted. Event free to children 10 and younger.

4. Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. Saturday, Lyons Falls Library, 3918 High St., Lyons Falls.

Children’s story hour breakfast with Santa, with crafts to follow.  If parents would like to eat breakfast, a $2 donation is appreciated. RSVP: library, 348-6180 or lylib@ncls.org.

5. Fourth annual breakfast with Santa, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Hammond Presbyterian Church, 217 County Road 134, Hammond. Cost: $5 per family.

Enjoy a hot meal, face painting, gift bags, keepsake photo with Santa and, of course, a chat with the Claus’. All proceeds will be given to a local family.

Shopping

1. Holiday book and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Norwood Public Library, 1 Morton St., Norwood.

Event held by Friends of the Norwood Public Library. Shoppers can expect hardback fiction, nonfiction, paperbacks, children’s books, a $1-a-bag table and lots of goodies for sale. Info: library, 353-6692.

2. Craft fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Paynter Center, 914 Strawberry Lane, Clayton.

Info: Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 686-3771.

3. Craft fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Eagles Club, 19260 Route 11, Watertown.

Info: Eagles club, 782-5495.

4. One stop holiday shop vendor blender, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Massena Moose Lodge, 4 Ames Street, Massena.

Event plans to offer more than 20 vendors and crafters, as well as raffles, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Shop sponsored by Massena Rotary for the Massena Boys & Girls Club. Info: Tanya Moulton, 323-0647 or scentedwarmer@gmail.com.

5. Holiday store, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Home Again Alpaca Farm, 37098 Schell Road, Theresa.

Farm plans to sell hats, scarves, mittens, socks, sweaters and yarn. Ten percent of sales donated to Theresa Food Pantry. Information: farm, 628-5302.

Holiday parties

1.  Annual children’s Christmas party, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Heuvelton Fire Department, 95 State St., Heuvelton.

Events planned include sleigh and fire truck rides, food, crafts, and a visit from Santa at 1 p.m. Info: fire department, 344-2426.

2. Christmas parade, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, along Broadway from Kanady to Esselstyne Streets, Cape Vincent.

Personal or household products to be collected for food pantry. Info: Mary Rupp, village office, 654-2533.

3. Black and white ball: 31st annual holiday gala, 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg. Cost: $65; members, $60; advance tickets, $5 off.

Music by DJ Big B’s Beats and Lester Gates, silent auction, cash bar, hor d’oeuvres and portraits by Wendy June Photography. Info: museum, 393-2425.

4. Ugly sweater party, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, BIN 427, 427 S. Market St., Cape Vincent.

Music to be provided by Dave and Cathy Parker. Info: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, 654-2481.

5. Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Ogdensburg Elks Lodge, 322 Caroline St., Ogdensburg. Cost: donation towards Pj’s for Christmas, local food pantries or Toys for Tots.

Planned entertain featuring Dragonfly, Jeff Stein and Dave Wells. Food and drinks will be available. Info: lodge, 393-5430.

Arts

1. TAUNY jam, 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton.

Event is hosted by Barb Heller and Don Woodcock, and plans to feature old time fiddle tunes. All levels of musicians, singers and step dancers are welcome. Info: 386-4289, info@tauny.org.

2. “Christmas Around the World,” 7:30 p.m. today, Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam. Tickets: $22; $20, seniors; $10, students ages 6 to 17; free, children 12 and younger. Season tickets: $124, general admission; $112, seniors; $56, students; free, children 12 and younger.

Orchestra of Northern New York to perform holiday music. Preconcert conversation planned for 45 minutes before concert.  Info: Potsdam Community Performance Series, 267-2277.

3. Art market, 10 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Arts Studio, Downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St., Potsdam. Free.

Event offers an opportunity to meet local artists, view work and buy directly from artists. Info: St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 265-6860.

4. Rhonda’s FooteWorks holiday show, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St, Watertown. 

Donations to benefit Signal 30 Fund will be accepted. Event plans to include a silent auction and raffle, performances by Rhonda’s FooteWorks students of all ages and abilities, as well as guest artists from Stage Notes. Info: Rhonda’s Footeworks, rfwdance@gmail.com or 771-8089.

5. Holiday ornament making, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Hawn Memorial Library, 220 John St., Clayton.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, Hawn Memorial Library, 220 John St. Info: library, 686-3762.

Family fun

1. Christmas Greek pastry and sweet bread sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 502 Franklin St., Watertown.

Info: church, 788-4920.

2. Lake Placid holiday village stroll, weekend long, village of Lake Placid.

Village to offer shopping, live music, arts and crafts, tree lighting with Santa and family-friendly activities. Info: visitors’ bureau, 518-523-2445. 

3. Jingle bell 5K run/walk, registration from 7 to 8 a.m., race at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Public Beach, Lake Placid. Cost: $20.

Event to benefit North Elba Christmas Fund and Adirondack Health’s Fit for Life Program. Bring unwrapped toys, or if not participating, drop off donations day of the event. Info: Mary Carmody, 518-897-2483.

4. Kris Kringle, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Potsdam Town Hall Community Room, 18 Elm St., Potsdam.

Hosted by Potsdam Kiwanis Club. Event planned to include a chance for children to meet Kris Kringle, holiday music, craft projects, reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and snacks. Info: Marylee Ballou, 274-9000.

5. Family fun night, 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Denny’s Restaurant, 1142 Arsenal St., Watertown.

Event planned to offer free face painting, a visit from Santa, raffles and prizes. Twenty percent of dinner sales benefit Watertown Urban Mission. Collecting donations of nonperishable food and unwrapped new toys. Info: Urban Mission, 782-8441.

Not enough north country for you? Check out the Watertown Daily Times events calendar for the extensive list of all NNY events. 

Five Things Friday – Dec. 5

Happy Friday! Here’s a five by five list highlighting the happenings of the weekend.

All kinds of art

1. Michiko Taylor: Life and Nature” opening, 5 to 7 p.m. today, Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St., Potsdam. Free and open to the public.

Can’t make it tonight? The art exhibit features still life and landscape paintings on display through Wednesday, Jan. 14. Info: St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 265-6860.

2. Christmas Presence” opening, 5 to 7 p.m. today, Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake.

Exhibit features ceramic art by Mary Lou Reid, on display through Wednesday, Jan. 7. Items available for sale. Info: guild, 518-891-2615.

3. TAUNY open house, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton.

April Blanchard, author of “The Woodsman’s Boy,” plans to sign books from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Refreshments will be available. Live music scheduled: Vocal Skies, 10:15 a.m.; Sweet Adelines, 11 a.m.; Goldenaires, 11:45 a.m.; Ray Gardner and Don Woodcock, 1 p.m.; Contra Tune School, 2 p.m.; Camilla Ammirati, 3 p.m. Info: TAUNY center, 386-4289.

4. Poets and writers INK, 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Cape Vincent Community Library, 157 N. Real St., Cape Vincent.

Sponsored by the Cape Vincent Arts Council. Info: council, 654-2413.

5. Elf workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Children’s Room, Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown. Free, materials supplied.

Event designed for children ages 11 and younger. Children will leave with two wrapped gifts. Parents must remain. Bring camera for pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Info: library, 785-7705.

Exercise your body and brain

1. St. Lawrence Valley chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness meeting, 3 p.m. today, Human Resources Building, 80 Route 310, Human Services Center, Canton.

Planned speakers are Nicole Kennedy, ACT Team, and Alison Thornhill, supported housing, of United Helpers MOSAIC group. Refreshments available. Info: 287-9780 or 265-8662.

2. Intro to geocaching workshop, noon to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wachtmeister Field Station, Park Street, County Route 27, Canton.

Bring GPS device or GPS-enabled mobile phone to participate. Remember to dress for the weather. Children 15 and younger should be accompanied by adult. Organized by Nature Up North.

3. Chemistry magic show, 2 to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Clarkson Science Center, Room 360, Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam. Cost: one new, unwrapped toy or gift, or monetary donation for the Potsdam Holiday Fund.

Event feautres Clarkson University professor, Jim Peploski‘s experiments, “Dr. Jim’s Chemistry Magic Show.” Show targeted to children, but for all ages. Info: Clarkson, 268-6400.

4. Early winter hike/ski/snowshoe, tomorrow, Higley Flow State Park, Colton.

Trail is two miles and easy. Campfire at the Warm Brook lean-to. Hot dogs and marshmallows will be provided. Event is all ages, and dogs on a leash are OK.  Presented by ADK Laurentian Chapter. Info: Blair Madore, 265-0602 or madorebf@potsdam.edu.

5. “Let it Snow” 5K run/walk, 9 a.m. Sunday, Old Forge Fire Hall, 116 Fulton St, Old Forge. 

Event to benefit MAC’s Safe Ride and late-night alternative transportation system. Register: click here. Info: MAC’s, 369-8121.

Visit with Santa

1. Breakfast with Santa, 8 to 11 a.m. tomorrow, First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 189 Main St., Massena. Cost: $5.

Hosted by Massena Cub Scouts Pack 31.

2. Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Thompson Park Zoo, 1 Thompson Park, Watertown. Cost: $15, person; $40, family of four; zoo members, 20 percent off.

Enjoy craft time and a visit with Santa. Space is limited. Tickets, info: zoo, 782-6180, elizabeth@nyszoo.org.

3. Breakfast with Santa, 9 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Madrid-Waddington Elementary cafeteria, 2582 New York Route 345, Madrid. Cost: $6; children 3 to 10, $4; children 2 and younger, free; pictures with Santa, donation.

Meal offered includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Event sponsored by United Church of Madrid.

4. Eighth annual Philly primary breakfast with Santa and craft fair, 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Philadelphia Primary School, 3 Sand St. Philadelphia.

Planned events include pictures with Santa, holiday activities and craft tables. To benefit Philadelphia Primary PTO.

5. Santa central, 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.

Activities planned include bounce house, letters to Santa, a visit from Santa and crafts. Event to lead into the community holiday parade. Information: opera house, 686-2200; Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 686-3771.

Performances

1. “One Bethlehem Night, a Musical Twist to the Story of Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow; 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 119 S. Hamilton St., Watertown. Cost: Dessert theatre, $15; dinner theatre, $30.

Sunday’s dinner theatre planned to include 5:30 p.m. bus to Pete’s Trattoria for dinner, return to church for show and dessert. Reservations, tickets, info: church, 782-2650.

2. Fourth annual festival of music, 7 p.m. today, Turin United Methodist Church, 6328 E. Main St., Turin.

Planned musical entertainment provided by Gloria and Hannah Kessler, Chris and Jim Chaufty, Jennifer and Liberty Voght, Romeyn Noftsier, Gabbie Hartley; piano by Leon Austin. Donations to Lewis Coounty Humane Society.

3. Student choreographers’ concert, 7:30 p.m. today; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dance Theater, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam. Free.

Tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour before performance. Info: Department of Theatre and Dance, 267-2556.

4. Dance concert, 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, Gulick Theater, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton.

Tickets available through Gulick box office, 1 to 5 p.m. today. Info: St. Lawrence University, 229-5184.

5. Holiday cabaret, 7 p.m. Sunday, Pendragon Theartre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake. Cost: $10.

Tickets, info: 518-891-1854, info@pendragontheatre.org.

Light up the holiday

1. TIYLO’s sixth annual masquerade ball, 8 p.m. to midnight today, Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive. Cost: $35, presale; $40, at the door.

Formal wear required. Mask sales available at the door. Activities planned include mask face paintings, passed hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, photo booth and cash bar. Music by Fred & The Eds. Presented by Thousand Islands Young Leaders Organization. Info: opera house, 686-2200.

2. Festival of trees and sugarplum ball, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. public viewing, 6 p.m. preview gala today;  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. public viewing, sugarplum ball, 6 p.m. tomorrow; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. public viewing, silent auction ends, 1 p.m. Sunday, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown.

This year’s theme is “Sights and Sounds of the Season,” featuring over 50 trees decorated to create a magically festive setting, along with musical performances by local schools, dance studios and choral groups. Info: 785-5745.

3. Festival of trees, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Thousand Islands Museum, 312 James St., Clayton. Free.

Event features trees, snowmen, Christmas displays, and baskets of products for raffles. Bring non perishable food item for local food pantry. Information: museum, 686-5794.

4. 52nd annual Christmas parade, 6 p.m. tomorrow, Clayton.

This year’s theme is “a storybook Christmas.” Fireworks planned to follow. Donations to be accepted at Clayton Chamber of Commerce, or Karla’s Christmas Shoppe. Information: alex@1000islands-clayton.com or the chamber, 686-3771.

5. Light up Pulaski, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Pulaski Historical Society, 3428 Maple Ave., Pulaski.

Santa will meet with children in Carriage House. Music on guitar by Bev Rossman, Museum house. Punch and cookies provided. Information: historical society, 298-4650, phspulaski@aol.com.

Not enough north country for you? Check out the Watertown Daily Times calendar for everything that’s happening in NNY.

Five Things Friday – Nov. 14

Happy Friday! We’ve survived our first snow of the year. November is almost half over (where has the time gone?!). Thanksgiving will be here soon, and Christmas won’t be long after that! As for this weekend though, here are the highlights of what’s going on in the north country…

1) Shop to Share 

This is a night of tastings and crafts: wine, beer and liquor, crafts.  All donated items will be given to local schools and churches as part of Bonnie Castle’s year of “pay it forward.” For more info, call 482-4511 or 800-955-4511.

  • Beat the Black Friday Rush Sale: Today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hospital lobby of the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center214 King St., Ogdensburg.

There will be a wide variety of locally made items including fall and Christmas decorations, house hold items, personal items, doll clothes, items for babies and much more. All proceeds benefit the hospital auxiliary. For more info, call 393-1559.

The event features raffles, bake sale, vendors, crafters and photographs. Benefits Ogdensburg Relay for Life. For more info, call Greg Denny at 528-1031.

This event is hosted by North Country Spouses’ Club to benefit NCSC scholarship fund and community outreach grants. For more info, email NCSCCraftFair@gmail.com.

  • Your Dream Boutique: Tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trinity Church Macsherry Center, 227 Sherman St., Watertown.

Come check out new, unique, designer clothes, shoes and accessories. The bouique benefits Watertown Urban Mission. For more info, call 782-8440.

2) Be Healthy, Be Happy

The Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad is running free blood pressure and blood glucose clinics.

  • View Yoga Classes: Today from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and 10 a.m. to noon; tomorrow from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the View (Arts Center) Old Forge, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge. Cost: $10 per class; $7, members; $75; $55, members, monthly rate for unlimited classes.

A variety of classes are offered all week at the Arts Center. Preregistration is required. For more info, call 369-6411, ext. 201 or email info@viewarts.org.

  • Community yoga: Tomorrow from 9 to 10 a.m. at Yoga Loft, 30 Court St., Canton. Cost: $5.
This is a basic Hatha Yoga class for all levels of ability; no experience necessary. For more info, email info@yoga-loft.org or call 605-8637.
Meet at the trail head and enjoy the great outdoors. For more info, call 705-5022 or email ncrebirth@yahoo.com.

There will  be music by Adirondack Playboys and refreshments available. For more info, call 629-4931.

3) Appreciate the Arts

  • Artists’ Studio TourTomorrow and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days throughout the north country.
Presented by St. Lawrence County Arts Council, this self-guided tour takes you through artists’ studios in Hammond, Morristown, Ogdensburg, DeKalb Junction, Canton, Norwood, Potsdam, Colton, Parishville. For a list of studios, visit www.slcartscouncil.org > Calendar > Studio Tour. For more info, call 265-6860 or email arts@slcartscouncil.org.
Stop by for the art show and sale, with music by Capo3. For more info, call 348-8119. 

This exhibit contains the best new work by MAA members. It includes several award-winning pieces, and the work used in selecting the “Artist of the Year” for 2014-15. For more info, call 769-9914.

  • Adirondack Detective Series Exhibit: all weekend at Gallery/Quilt room, Old Forge Library, 220 Cosby Blvd., Old Forge.

The works of John Briant, author, are available for sale and on display until Wednesday, Dec. 31. A portion of each sale donated to library. For more info, call 369-6008.

This exhibit runs through Sunday, Dec. 7. It includes “On and Off the Wall” exhibit by Adirondack Regional Textile Group. For more info, call 369-6411, ext. 201.

4) Bend Your Brain

  • “A Window to the Future of Zoos: from Watertown to the World” Presentation: 7 p.m. tonight in the East Hall, room H-116, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown. Free.

Join Jefferson Community College, New York State Zoo at Thompson Park and North Country Animal Health Center for this presentation by Donald E. Moore III, scientist at Smithsonian Institute. A reception will follow the talk. For more info, call Mark Irwin at 786-2342.

Bring your children ages 3 and older for books, storytelling, finger plays, poems, songs. For more info, contact Christine at 714-2510 or ckschrauth@gmail.com.

Presented by Birdsfoot Organic Farm and Local Living Venture, this event will be a hands-on morning with Emlyn Crocker. Reservations required. For more info, email LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or call 347-4223.

Join in as Allison Brant teaches how to make soap using goat milk. Presented by Local Living Venture and Homestead Soap. Reservations required. For more info, email LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or call 347-4223.

This event is for children ages 6 to 11. Parents must remain. No registration required. For more info, call 785-7709, or email apickett@ncls.org or atehomica@ncls.org.

5) Think About Theater

  • Annie: The Musical“: Tonight at 7 p.m.; tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Watertown High School, 1335 Washington St., Watertown. Cost: $10; student and senior citizens, $5.

The performance is hosted by Rhonda Foote. Tickets are available at Seaway Plaza and Washington Street Tops Markets. For more info, call 785-3800.

The play is presented by Pendragon Theatre. For more info, call 518-891-1854 or email info@pendragontheatre.org.

Operas featured are “A Letter to East 11th Street,” “In a Mirror Darkly,” and “The Fox and the Pomegranate.” For tickets or more info, call 267-2422.

  • “The Matchmaker”: Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Canton High School, 99 State Street, Canton. Cost: $8; $5, students, seniors, tickets available at the door.

Presented by Canton Thespians.

  • Thunderchild: Tomorrow from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at The Paddock Club, 1 Public Square, Watertown.

If you miss this performance, the band will also be playing Dec. 13. For more info, call 786-6633.

For an entire list of the weekend’s offerings, visit the Watertown Daily Times events calendar.

Have a great weekend!

Five Things Friday – Nov. 7

5thingsfriday-logoREDHappy Friday! We’ve made it to the end of another week, and what a week it was! The elections are over, and whether you’re celebrating or commiserating this weekend, we’ve got your Five Things Friday list to carry you through the weekend. [Read more...]