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Sackets Harbor played pivotal roles in fighting War of 1812

STEPHEN SWOFFORD n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES British troops advance on the American troops during a reenactment of the war of 1812 Saturday afternoon in Sackets Harbor.

STEPHEN SWOFFORD / WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
British troops advance on the American troops during a reenactment of the war of 1812 Saturday afternoon in Sackets Harbor.

Apparently, I am not alone in this as I’ve read that the majority of the British populace doesn’t much remember the War of 1812 either. The British history books tend to only mention it briefly, and even then in the context of the Napoleanic Wars instead of a war of its own right.

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Incorporate bright seasonal blooms in holiday decorating

 

As I move through local l_col_hallett_1116stores, preparing for the holiday season I notice displays of paperwhite and amaryllis bulbs. Growing or “forcing” these bulbs are excellent projects for young gardeners, for holiday hostess gifts, and for adding a natural element to your holiday decorating. Pots of flowering bulbs add a touch of cheerful color to a room and make wonderful eye-catching centerpieces for a holiday table whether you have a rustic or glittering theme.

Paperwhites belong to a group of daffodils that are not hardy for Northern New York gardens. But they grow easily in a pot indoors. Their large clusters of pure white flowers arch above green foliage, and their perfume fills a room with fragrance. Paperwhites require no preparation and are absolutely foolproof.

Plant paperwhite bulbs in the soil close together, but not touching and always plant the bulbs with the tip of the bulb growing toward the sky. The bulbs should be planted just below the surface of the soil to leave as much room as possible for rooting. Keep the pots in indirect light and evenly moist but not soggy. For best results, as the paperwhites set buds, move them to a brighter relatively cool location, as if the bulbs were outside in the spring, as buds develop and bloom. I found that paperwhites tend to get very tall and tip over in their pots. I like to plan and use a support for them. I think three to four birch sticks, red twig dogwood, or a coat hanger wire trimmed and wrapped in raffia or holiday ribbon looks nice.

Once they start to gain some height I tie them in with the raffia or garden twine. If you are not looking for a rustic natural look you can always use decorative or holiday ribbon to keep the leaves and blooms looking tidy. Gardeners often dispose of paperwhite bulbs after they finish blooming. With proper storage and care during the winter, however, your paperwhite bulbs will grow and flower again in two or three years. I keep bulbs wet thru winter and cut off spent blooms. I set my potted paperwhite bulbs outside in a shaded part of garden in the summer. Before the first frost, I cut back the green leaves, bring the bulbs in and store them in my basement and repot them about 6 weeks before Christmas time. Sometimes the bulbs will develop “sister” bulbs that can be carefully broken away and repotted as well.

Of all flowering bulbs, amaryllis bulbs are the easiest to bring to bloom. The amaryllis comes in many beautiful varieties including various shades of red, white, pink, salmon and orange. The amaryllis (hippeastrum) is a tender bulb that will bloom without special treatment when first purchased. The amaryllis is often thought of as blooming at Christmas, but they can be started at various times to have a continuous display of color. The planting period can range from October to April. The bulb is native to tropical and subtropical regions from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean. The larger the bulb the more flowers will be produced and always store un-planted bulbs in a cool place between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

When you are ready to plant place the base of the amaryllis bulb in lukewarm water for a few hours. The bulb should be potted up in a light, rich soil, a pro-mix in which you might start seeds, in a pot that is only 1 to 2 inches larger in diameter than the bulb. The upper half of the bulb should be exposed above soil and the roots should be down and in the soil. Press the soil around the bulb down firmly to set the bulb securely in place after planting. Initially, after planting water thoroughly, allow the soil to become quite dry. Water more frequently after the flower stalk appears, but never water when the soil is already damp or this will cause the bulb to rot. Put the plant in a warm, sunny spot until the flower buds show color, and then move it out of direct sunlight. You can place them on a table or other focal point to truly enjoy the show of color.

After blooming, cut off the flower stalk about 2 inches above the bulb to prevent seed formation. At this point, place it in the brightest possible location where it eventually has full sun for at least five hours daily. When the weather warms move it outside and fertilize it weekly with a household plant food as you would your window boxes and hanging baskets to build up the nutrients needed for blooming the following year. Amaryllis should be brought indoors before the first frost of fall. Traditionally, the bulb is then given a resting period by placing it in a dark location, withholding water and allowing the leaves to dry. The bulb may be forced into bloom again after resting eight weeks. If necessary, repot in a slightly larger container. If the pot is large enough, remove the upper 2 inches of soil and top-dress with fresh potting soil. This completes the cycle, which may be repeated annually for many years of lovely blooms.

Throughout the holiday season, pots of flowering potted bulbs add a touch of cheerful color to a room and give the gardener in all of us the satisfaction of a job well done and a little hope and warmth for the holidays.

BRIAN HALLETT is an art teacher at South Jefferson Central School in Adams. His family owns Halletts’ Florist and Greenhouse in Adams, which has been in business for more than three decades.

5 Things Friday- December 2

Holiday Illuminations

1. Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

When: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday
Where: Public Square, Downtown Watertown
What: 6:30 p.m. – Musical Performance by General Brown 6th grade Chorus, Directed By Lindsey Davis K-6 Vocal Music Teacher; 6:45 p.m. – Announcement of Downtown Decorating Contest Winners; 6:45 p.m. – Musical Performance by the Northern Blend Chorus, Directed by Mary Ann Wert and Katie Taylor; 7:00 p.m. – Christmas Parade organized by Stanley Zaremba and sponsored by Benefit Services Group; 7:45 p.m. – Tree Lighting Ceremony and Count Down; 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Visit with Santa at the Gazebo in Public Square Park. Sponsored by the Downtown Business Association; 7:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Music and Light Display every 30 minutes featuring thousands of LED lights that are synchronized to a variety of music. Hot chocolate, coffee and mulled cider provided free of charge courtesy of the Downtown Business Association.
Cost: Free
Info: publicsquare.com/tree.html

Friday / Watertown

2. 54th Annual Clayton Christmas Parade and Fireworks

When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Downtown Clayton
What: Enjoy a “A Patriotic Christmas” themed parade of floats lit with lights. Following the parade, a fireworks display will take place over the St. Lawrence River.
Cost: Free
INFO
: 1000islands-clayton.com

Saturday / Clayton

3. Parish Christmas Tree Lighting

When: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Veteran’s Park
What: Tree lighting ceremony and celebration. Crafts, children’s games, stories, Santa and more.
Cost: Free
INFO: Kathy Allardice, 278-6632

Saturday / Parish

4. Light Up Pulaski

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Pulaski Historical Society, 3428 Maple Ave.
What: Mr. and Mrs. Clause will attend. Music, reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” punch and cookies.
Cost: Free
INFO: 268-4650

Sunday / Pulaski

5. Christmas Caroling and Christmas Tree Lighting

When: 4:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Whitton Place, 7320 E. Main St.
What: Christmas Caroling and Christmas Tree Lighting. Christmas caroling at 4:15 p.m.; High Falls Apartments, 4061 Cherry St., 5 p.m.; caroling under the village Christmas tree, 5:30 p.m.; lighting of the tree, 5:45 p.m.; Santa arrives, 6 p.m. Refreshments, visits with Santa at St. John’s Church, 5838 McAlpine St.
Cost: Free
INFO: N/A

Sunday / Lyons Falls

Celebrate the Holidays

1. 8th annual Christmas Masquerade Ball

When: 5 p.m. Friday
Where: Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St.
What: The community is invited to the festive celebration and fundraiser that features live music by Fred & the Ed’s, a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and silent and live auction items from local businesses. A photo booth will be provided by Bova Photography to capture the evening. Formal wear is required and masquerade masks for $5 are available at the door.
Cost: $40 at door
INFO: TIYLO.org

Fridfay / Alexandria Bay

2. North Country Festival of Trees

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St.
What: Public viewing of decorated Christmas trees, voting and silent auction. Festivalof Trees Holiday Gala Friday at 6 p.m.
Cost: Viewing, free; Gala, $75 each
INFO: samaritanhealth.com/festivaloftrees

Friday through Sunday / Watertown

3. 2016 Holiday Reception

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Jefferson County Historical Society, 228 Washington St.
What: Christmas music, Victorian decorations, hors de’oeuvres.
Cost: $5
INFO: 782-3491

Friday / Watertown

4. Christmas in Clayton

When: All Day Saturday
Where: Clayton
What: Christmas cookie sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church; Kris Kringle Holiday Market: Thousand Islands Winery; Tiny Tim’s Emporium: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hawn Memorial Library; Horse and carriage rides: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hawn Memorial Library; St. Lawrence Pottery Holiday Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thousand Islands Museum Juried Craft Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Knights of Columbus; Wares and Wears exhibition and marketplace: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thousand Islands Arts Center; Holiday food fair: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Mary’s Church; Chicken barbecue: 2 p.m., O’Brien’s parking lot; Santa Central: 3 to 5 p.m., Clayton Opera House; Snapshots photo booth: 4 p.m., O’Brien’s.
Cost: Free
INFO: info@1000islands-clayton.com

Saturday / Clayton

5. Village-wide caroling

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Starting from Hammond Presbyterian Church, 217 County Road 134.
What
:  Sing holiday songs throughout the community.
Cost: Free
INFO: Lisa Gallagher, 244-4416, or Rev. Evon, 342-5662

Sunday / Hammond  

Something to Eat

1. Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday
Where: Carthage Area Hospital, new entrance off Hospital Drive.
What: Hosted by the CAH Auxiliary.
Cost: Free
INFO: 493-1000

Friday / Carthage

2. Sixth Annual Breakfast with Santa

When: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Hammond Presbyterian Church, 217 County Road 134.
What: Menu: French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, and beverage. Face painting, gift bags, and photos.
Cost: $5
INFO: Lisa Gallagher, 244-4416, or Rev. Evon, 342-5662

Saturday / Hammond

3. Spaghetti dinner

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: First Church of the Nazarene, 960 State St.
What: Menu: spaghetti, meatballs, sausage, salad, bread, drinks, dessert. Eat-in or take-out.
Cost: Meals for adults, $10; children’s meals, ages 5-15, $5; children ages 4 and younger eat free. Proceeds benefit Haiti mission trip.
INFO: 778-6707

Saturday / Carthage

4. Chicken barbecue

When: 11:30 a.m. Sunday
Where: Copenhagen Fire Department, 9950 Route 12.
What: Eat in or take out. Benefits Cubs Drill Team.
Cost: Dinners, $9.50; senior citizens, $7.50; children 11 years old and younger, $5.50; halves only, $5.
INFO: 688-4103

Sunday / Copenhagen

5. Fish fry

When: 4 p.m. Friday
Where: John C. Londraville American Legion Post 832, 248 E. Broadway St.
What: Menu: fried or boiled haddock, clam strips or chicken tenders, with coleslaw, French fries or baby browns, bread and butter. Benefits veterans’ and/or community projects and scholarships.
Cost: $10; seafood platter, $14.
INFO: re-order: 654-2101

Friday / Cape Vincent

The Arts

1. Gifts from the Gallery

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Arts on the Square, Franklin Building, 52 Public Square.
What: Hosted by North Country Arts Council. Shopping, hot chocolate entertainment by Gino Cappuccetti.
Cost: Free
INFO: nnyart.org.

Friday / Watertown

2. Build your Own Snowman Clay Class for Kids

When: 6 p.m. Friday
Where: Lyme Free Library, 12165 Route 12E
What: With artist/instructor Tracey Jean.
Cost:  $10
INFO: 649-5454

Friday / Chaumont

3. Shoulder Season

When: Friday through Sunday
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St.
What: Exhibit of cashmere paisley shawls.
Cost: Free
INFO: 686-4123

Friday through Sunday / Clayton

4. Musical Cinderella

When: 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: South Lewis Middle School
What: South Lewis Middle School musical, “Cinderella.” chicken and biscuit prior to Friday’s performance, cafeteria, 5-7 p.m., sponsored by South Lewis varsity baseball team.
Cost: $6 adults; $5 seniors and students. Discount passes available.
INFO: 348-2500

Friday and Saturday / Turin

5. 6th annual elf workshop

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St.
What: All materials supplied. Families welcome. Children leave with two wrapped gifts. Santa and Mrs. Claus to visit following workshop.
Cost: Free
INFO: 785-7709

Saturday / Watertown

Learning Something New

1. Diabetes education class

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday
Where: Carthage Area Hospital, 1001 West St.
What: Learn about diabetes and how to maintain health.
Cost: Free
INFO: 493-1000, ext. 3222

Saturday / Carthage

2. Children's Fall Craft Classes

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Gallery Lake Saint Lawrence Arts, 10 Main St.
What: Classes held every other Saturday afternoon. Materials are provided. No reservations required, just bring your kids.
Cost: $5
INFO: N/A

Saturday / Waddington

3. No Worries

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 1/2 E. Main St.
What: Local Living Venture, tools for reducing stress with Kathy Montan. Dress in comfortable, loose fitting clothing, bring drinking water.
Cost: $22; couple/family of two, $40; students, $10.
INFO: ocallivingventure.org or 347-4223

Saturday / Canton

4. Tutoring and computer instruction

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Hawn Memorial Library, 220 John St.
What: Have your questions answered and learn new computer techniques.
Cost: Free
Info: N/A

Saturday / Clayton

5. Childbirth education classes

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Carthage Area Hospital conference room, 1001 West St.
What: Childbirth education class
Cost: Free
INFO: 493-1000

Saturday / Carthage

Five Things Friday event calendar – September 30

Harvest Events

1. Adirondack Museum FallFest & Fiber Arts Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Adirondack Museum, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake
What: The campus-wide celebration of the season will include activities such as pumpkin painting; fall crafts and multimedia art workshops; and cider pressing and samples with Peru’s Rulfs Ochard. Kids will enjoy an action-packed FallFest Follies Scavenger Hunt, and leisurely hay and pony rides around the campus with Chestertown’s Circle B Ranch. A jump into the museum’s can’t-be-missed gigantic leaf pile will be perfect for Instagram. Demonstrations will include knitting “buff mittens,” the traditional mittens worn by Adirondack loggers, with Jane MackIntosh; quilting with Northern Needles, a sewing group from Long Lake; and wool processing with Serendipity Spinners. Other demos will include woodburning art with Vicki Virgil; Mohawk basket-making with Carrie Hill; and guideboat building with the museum’s boatbuilder-in-residence, Allison Warner.
Cost: Daily admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 62 and over, $12 for teens 13-17 and students with a valid student ID, $6 for youths 6-12, and free for children five and under, active military personnel and members. All paid admissions are good for a second visit within seven days.
Info: www.adirondackmuseum.org or call 518-352-7311

Saturday / Blue Mountain Lake

2. Lewis County Harvest of the Arts

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Maple Ridge Center
What: A celebration of local talent and family fun. 10 new artisans will be displaying their wares this year, live music with Due North, the Childrens Art Barn and lots of good food.
Cost: Free
INFOlewiscountyarts@gmail.com

Saturday / Maple Ridge

3. Oktoberfest at TI Winery

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Thousand Islands Winery, Alexandria Bay
What: Enjoy authentic German cuisine, a farmers’ market, hayrides, German dancers, live music, and back by popular demand, the annual Grape Stompin’ Competition.
Cost: ADVANCE SALE TICKETS: $4 for adults $3 for senior/military/ages 13-20 children 12 & under free; TICKETS AT THE GATE: $5 for adults , $4 for senior / military / ages 13-20 children 12 & under free
INFO: http://www.thousandislandswinery.com/products/2016-oktoberfest

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

4. Fall Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Stone Mills Agricultural Museum, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville
What: Pork Roast Dinner, Classic Car Cruise In, Music, Cake walk, Scarecrow making, Pumpkin Painting, Gift shop, Family fun and Games. Buildings open for tours. Public is invited to dress as scarecrows.
Cost: Free
INFO: Call the museum at (315) 658-2353 

Saturday / LaFargeville

5. Apple Fest and Craft Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Brookside Senior Living, Lowville
What: Face painting, balloon animals, Fifi D. Clown, candy scramble and crafts. “Friends of God” to entertain 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; “Baileywix” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
INFO: 374-2997

Saturday / Lowville

 

Benefits

1. ‘Race for a Cure’

When: Registration 8:30 a.m., Race start 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Alexandria Central School, 34 Bolton Ave., Alexandria Bay
What: Alexandria Bay’s annual “Race for a Cure!” 5K and 1K fun runs will he held by Alexandria Central School in partnership with River Hospital. River Hospital will be holding its Fall Festival in conjunction with the run. The team is inspired to run by students, friends, and family members who have suffered through cancer. Last year’s run through the village raised around $5,000. Families with children of all ages are encouraged to take part.
Cost: $20 in advance and $25 on race day, with a $5 discount for all military personnel.
INFO: visit www.alexandriacentral.org  

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

2. Mayor’s Charity Ball

When: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday
Where: Woolworth Building, Watertown
What: The Mayor’s Charity Ball 2016 will be hosted by Station WBVS, Inc. Their mission is “To enrich the lives of others affected by adverse conditions.” Their vision is furthering the scope of learning in leadership roles and assisting those adversely affected by current world affairs.
Cost: $65 individual; $120 a pair; $300 reserved table for four; $600 reserved table for eight.
INFO: MayorsCharityBall.Watertown@gmail.com

Saturday / Watertown

3. Annual Chicken BBQ

When: 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: JK’s Tavern, Main Street, Redwood
What: To benefit the Redwood Historical Society and Museum. Food available and music provided by Ray and Patty Drake.
Cost: $9 adults; $5 children
INFO: 482-4600

Saturday / Redwood

 4. Ride for Recovery

When: 10 a.m. registration; ride begins at 12 p.m. Sunday
Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1400, 231 Bellew Ave.
What: Money raised from the Ride for Recovery will be donated to the Mercy Point Church, Watertown, to support the fight against addiction. Money raised will be used to assist area residents with detox, recovery and other services. 3 Stops – Mel’s Place – Sandy Creek; Hillbilly Inn – Copenhagen; Tom & Geri’s – Carthage. ACR Health will be at the ride giving Narcan training & kits (no fee to receive training or the kit). Music, 50/50, chinese auction, silent auction.
Cost: $25 per bike, includes lunch; $25 per vehicle (up to 2 people) includes lunch.
INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/642203189280155

Sunday / Watertown

5. Mary Kay 5K

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Sackets Harbor Gazebo, West Main St.
What:  Walk to benefit effects of cancers and domestic violence.
Cost: Free
INFO: 938-5319

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

 

Fun & Learning

1. Fungi Roles in the Ecosystem

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Indian Creek Nature Center, Route 68, Rensselear Falls
What: Learn the roles of fungi in the ecosystem with Claire Burkum. Bring hand lens or magnifying glass, notepad and a pencil.
Cost: Free
INFO: 261-1884 or email: cburkum@stlaw.edu  

Saturday / Rennselear Falls

2. Spider's Fishing Program

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m./1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center dock, County Route 100, Fineview
What: Learn basic fishing techniques from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn the basics of fly fishing from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Donations to continue free programming at the Nature Center welcomed.
Cost: Free
INFO: 482-2479

Saturday / Fineview

3. Fall Birding at the Nature Center

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: Wilson Hill WMA, at the observation tower on Rte. 131, Massena
What: With Linnea Rowse, Golden Winged Warbler Project Specialist. Bring binoculars, water and snacks. Linnea will bring a spotting scope.
Cost: Free
INFO: (952) 451-0096 or lmrowse@gmail.com

Sunday / Massena

4. Fall For History

When: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Schryer Center, Franklin County House of History, 51 Milwaukee St., Malone
What: Food, activities, learning, raffle and contests.
Cost: Free
INFO: http://www.franklinhistory.org

Saturday / Malone

  5. Family Farm Day

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Jones Family Farm, 3119 Cataract St., Copenhagen
What: Educational displays, hands-on activities, and a scavenger hunt. Event coordinated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County, Lewis County Farm Bureau and Lewis County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Cost: Free
INFO: 376-5270

Saturday / Copenhagen

 

Farmers Markets

3. Friday Farmers Market

When: 2:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Jefferson Bulk Cheese Store, 19401 Route 3, Watertown
What: Farmers market including produce and locally crafted wares.
Cost: Free
INFO: 788-1122

Friday / Watertown

 Lewis County Farmers Market

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Forest Park Pavilion, Main Gate, Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville
What: Farmers market including produce and locally produced goods.
Cost: Free
INFO:  Sharon Bosert, 376-7743

Saturday/ Lowville

 3. Saturday Farmers Market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Mayor Joseph Butler Pavilion, JB Wise Place, Watertown
What: Farmers market including produce and locally produced goods.
Cost: Free
INFOhttp://www.facebook.com/watertown-saturday-farmers-market-106662177762  

Saturday / Watertown

4. Farmers and crafters market

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway St., Cape Vincent
What: Local produce, goods and products available.
Cost: Free
INFO: 654-2481

Saturday / Cape Vincent

5. Black River Farmers Market

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Former Whites Grocery Store, located at 27117 State Route 3, Black River
What: Farmers market including produce and locally produced goods.
Cost: Free
INFO:

Saturday / Black River

 

Art 

1. River Hospital’s Soldiers Art Therapy Exhibit

When: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Art on the Square, Watertown
What: Opening reception. View 10th Mountain Division soldiers art works on display.
Cost: Free
INFO: ncac.org

Saturday / Saturday

2. Poets & Writers INK

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Cape Vincent Community Library, 157 N. Real St.
What: the fine art of writing through original works, literary feedback, writing exercises, guest speakers, book signings, production of anthologies
Cost: Free
INFO: 654-2413

Saturday / Cape Vincent

3. Adult Art Class

When: Noon to 1:45 p.m. or 2 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday
Where: Carthage Free Library, 412 Budd St.
What: Ann Marie Alderman will instruct the class.
Cost: Cost depends on class materials needed.
INFO: 493-2620

Saturday / Carthage

4. Warmth, Remembrance, and Art

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, 53 Main St., Canton
What: A folklorist and a historian studied 1,000 North Country quilts, and the result is a big quilt exhibition.
INFO: http://www.tauny.org  

Saturday / Canton

5. The Glass Menagerie

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Pendragon Theatre, Potsdam
What: SUNY Potsdam department of theatre and dance present The Glass Menagerie- a memory play, and its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is a character in the play, which is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura’s father, ran off years ago and, except for one postcard, has not been heard from since.
Cost: $15; faculty, staff and students, $10; senior citizens and children, $8.
INFO: http://www.cpspotsdam.org  

Saturday / Potsdam

 

Drink in a bountiful fall harvest

A rainbow appears above the vineyard at Coyote Moon Winery, Clayton.

A rainbow appears above the vineyard at Coyote Moon Winery, Clayton.

Northern New York wineries share ‘labor of love’ with communities

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Waxing nostalgic for a past we love

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Longtime north country residents herald days gone by as region continues to grow.

For many, nostalgia is more than just reminiscing about the past, it’s an emotion or feeling they have when thinking about certain memories — whether it’s a particular place, experience or time.

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Five Things Friday event calendar – September 23

Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend!

Harvest Events

1. Oktoberfest

When: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green
What: Farmers and crafters market, beer garden – tastings of beers and several NYS wineries, music by Enzian Bavarian Band, Bavarian food. Pumpkin decorating, crafts, face painting, hair braiding, petting zoo. Door prizes, raffles
Cost: $20 entry fee to sample all beers and wines; $5 general admission, $5 admission to children’s area, includes snacks, juice boxes, water. $5 off admission with military I.D.
Info: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce: 654-2481

Saturday / Cape Vincent

2. Harvest Fest

When: 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: 3-G Field Day Grounds, 6229 Blue St.
What: Bounce house, games, food, hay ride, haunted house, face and pumpkin painting. Sponsored by the 3-G Firemen’s Auxiliary.
Cost: Free
INFO: 376-2511

Saturday / Glenfield

3. Fall Festival

When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Downtown Harrisville
What: Free food, music, horse drawn hay ride. Hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, nachos and cheese, s’mores
Cost: Free
INFO: Marianne Dicob: 785-8703

Sunday / Harrisville

4. Fall Festival

When: 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: St. Regis Falls Museum
What: Belly Buttons the Clown, wagon rides, face painting, refreshments, big trucks, free pumpkins. All are welcome to attend.
Cost: Free
INFO

Sunday / St. Regis Falls

5. Apple festival

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday
Where: Apple Festival will be held at 154 Route 11
What: The festival features lots of crafts, free entertainment and demonstrations, amusement rides, games, a variety of food, and fun for the entire family.
Cost: $5
INFO: http://www.centralsquareapplefestival.com

Saturday, Sunday / Central Square

 

Arts

When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday
Where: The paddock Club, Watertown
What: Appropriate attire and body art required to attend.
Cost: $15 at door, $10 in advance
INFOhttp://www.nnyart.org

Friday / Watertown

2. Clayton Jazz Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Clayton
What: he Clayton Jazz Festival returns for 2016 with an expanded lineup of artists for you to enjoy. There are two events scheduled at the Opera House for Friday and Saturday evenings. On Friday, you will not want to miss “Jazz Rhapsody” with vocalist Connye Florance, a theatrical jazz history tour that brings to life the legacy of America’s original sound of classic and original jazz, spoken word and intimately staged theatre. On Saturday, two great jazz bands return to the stage from last year: The Brighton Beat, with their inspired Afrobeat rhythms and powerful horn section that will keep the crowd dancing, along with the hugely popular and entertaining Fritzel’s New Orleans Jazz Band returning for their 4th appearance.
Cost: Free events downtown. Opera House Tickets: $35/$30/$25. Students, $10
INFO: www.claytonjazzfest.com

Friday, Saturday / Clayton

3. Fiddlers' season closer - Potluck and fiddle jam

When: 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Osceola
What: Are you a Fiddlers’ Group with an open membership of musicians, with at least five fiddle players who meet regularly and predominantly play what is known in North America as “old time fiddle music:” jigs, reels, breakdowns, waltzes, schottische, squares, rounds, two step, hornpipes, and numerous variations of these forms.
Cost: Free
INFO: 599-7009; www.nysotfa.com

Sunday / Osceola

 4. Northern Choral Society rehearsals begin

When: 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 403 Washington St.
What: Rehearsals 2-4 p.m. Sundays through November. Dress rehearsal (at Asbury UMC) Dec. 2, 6 p.m.; concerts at Asbury United Methodist Church, 200 Parker St., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.; Dec. 4, 3 p.m.
Cost: $20 adults, $10 students (grades 9-12 and college with choral experience), $30 families.
INFO: conductorintreble@gmail.com

Sunday / Watertown

5. Celtic Revival

When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Agape House, 26085 Route 180, LaFargeville
What: Concert with The SKY Family
Cost: Freewill offering taken
INFO: 771-7779

Sunday / LaFargeville

 

Leisure

1. Youth Pheasant Hunt

When: 8 a.m. or 12 p.m. Saturday, Sunday
Where: Allen Brown Farm, Lowville
What: must be age 12 to 15, hold current NYS hunting license; parent, legal guardian must accompany 12, 13 year olds; parent, legal guardian, responsible adult 21 years old must accompany 14 and 15 year olds; sponsors: Lewis County Association of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Beaver River Fish and Game Club.
Cost: Free lunch for pre-registered youth hunters
INFO: Karen Turck, 376-3263, email: lcasclub2011@yahoo.com

Saturday, Sunday / Lowville

2. Ag Fair

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Belleville Henderson Central School, 8372 County Route 75
What: Crafts, games, pedal pull tractor races, animals, food, ice cream social, Ag Fair 5K.
Cost: Free
INFO: 846-5121

Saturday / Belleville Henderson

3. Annual Champlain Walk

When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Henderson Fire Hall, 8939 Route 178
What: Brief historic overview in front of Champlain mural, led by town historian Eric Anderson
Cost: Free
INFO: 938-5315

Saturday / Henderson Harbor

4. Meditation Sundays

When: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where:  Arts on the Square, Watertown
What: Group meditation to benefit health and wellness.
Cost: $10
INFO: 661-6361

Sunday / Watertown

 5. Bingo!

When: 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Klock-Smith American Legion, 1788 W. Main St.
What: Food, beverages, pull tabs and 50/50 raffles.
Cost: Free
INFO: tomlaclair624@yahoo.com

Sunday / LaFargeville

 

Community

3. Veterans Information and Support Day

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Brushton-Moira American Legion, 29 County Route 17, Moira
What: Discussions to include Agent Orange, PTSD, in-home care, and much more. Many speakers, and free lunch provided. No admission charge. Veterans, family members, and surviving spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Cost: Free
INFO: Roy Richards at 483-3754

Saturday / Moira

 2. Old Timers Band

When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday
Where: AMVETS Club on the Whippleville Road
What: Playing for round and square dancing. Food provided.
Cost: $4
INFO

Saturday/ Malone

 3. 8th Annual Recovery Picnic and Family Fun Day

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Malone Recreation Park, Malone
What: . Free events, t-shirts, clown, face painting, DJ, and guest speakers/story sharing. Celebrate Recovery.
Cost: Free
INFO

Saturday / Malone

4. Community Picnic

When: 12 p.m. Sunday
Where: Lewis County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6912
What: Picnic, Lewis County Memorial Veterans. Auxiliary members asked to bring food to share. Post will provide hamburgers and hot dogs
Cost: Free
INFO: 376-2733

Sunday / Lowville

5. Seventh annual model train, toy and collectible expo

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Massena Arena, Harte Haven Plaza
What: Sponsored by Norwood Model Railroad Club. Miniature outdoor train rides, weather permitting. Food. Vendors
Cost: $4
INFO: 250-0071; 769-2088; shawjms@yahoo.com

Saturday / Massena

 

Benefits 

1. 2016 Northern Tier Friends of NRA Fundraising Banquet

When: 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lowville Elks Lodge, 5600 Shady Ave
What: Cash bar, games, silent auction; 6 p.m., dinner, followed by live auction. Cost: Dinner ticket, $45; Big Shooter Package (1 dinner ticket, $200 package of bucket drawing tickets, 10 gun table tickets); Liberty Sponsor Package, $300 (1 dinner ticket, sponsor hat, Traditions magazine, framed NRA seal display); table for 8, $1,440 ($180 each) (banquet dinner ticket, FNRA logo gift, $200 in bucket drawing tickets.
Cost: Dinner ticket, $45
INFO: 723-9132, 723-0377, dppgiants@gmail.com,vays920@yahoo.com

Saturday / Lowville

2. Honor Flight DJ Dance Party

When: 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday
Where: Bassett-Baxter American Legion Post 789, Carthage
What: Music provided by Zapet Vibrations Disc Jockey Service, 8-12 p.m. Lotto grill tree, 50/50 raffle. Pizza, wings available for purchase. Proceeds benefit future honor flight missions.
Cost: $5
INFO: 493-2787

Saturday / Carthage

3. 2016 CROP Hunger Walk

When: 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Reformed Church of the Thousand Isles, 54 Church St., Alexandria Bay
What: River Walk, registration at 1 p.m. snacks available.
Cost:
INFO: Email Address: umstead_k23@yahoo.com; www.crophungerwalk.org/alexandriabayny

Sunday / Alexandria Bay

4. Blood Drive

When: 8 a.m. Saturday
Where: American Red Cross blood drive, Parish Volunteer Fire Department, 16 Union St.
What: Walk-ins welcome
INFO: 1-800-RED CROSS or www.redcrossblood.org

Saturday / Parish

5. Apple Dash

When: 8 a.m.  Start Saturday
Where: Lisbon Beach, 9975 Route 37, Ogdensburg
What: Benefits Camp Laurent Maintenance Fund.
Cost: $20; advance; $15 children 5 and under
INFO: www.tinyurl.com/appledash16

Saturday / Ogdensburg

Five Things Friday event calendar – Aug. 12

Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. 3rd Annual Clambake and Cocktails

When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton
What: Includes dinner buffet, beer and wine, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, and a cornhole tournament
Cost: $100
INFO: www.sunyjefferson.edu/clambake, 786-2458 or foundation@sunyjefferson.edu

Friday / Clayton

2. Wine-ding Down Summer Food and Craft Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Cape Winery, 2066 Deerlick Road, Cape Vincent
What: Includes wine, food and crafts
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 654-3218 or www.thecapewinery.com

Saturday & Sunday / Cape Vincent

3. 52nd Annual Antique Show & Sale

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Clayton Recreation Park & Arena, 615 East Line Road, Clayton
What: This event features more than 50 antique dealers
Cost: $7; military, $6; children 15 and younger, free
INFO: 686-3512 or www.townofclayton.com/recreationpark.htm

Saturday & Sunday / Clayton

4. 159th Oswego County Fair

When: All Weekend
Where: Oswego County Fairgrounds, Franklin Street, Sandy Creek
What: Includes an agriculture day, senior day, children’s day, military day, and family day.
Cost: Free admission
INFO: wdt.me/2016OCFair

All Weekend / Sandy Creek

5. 26th Annual Pirate Invasion

When: All Weekend
Where: Throughout Alexandria Bay
What: Includes music, exhibits, pirates, a children’s parade and games.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: www.visitalexbay.org

All Weekend / Alexandria Bay

Music

1. Cape Vincent Summer Concert Series

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway Street, Cape Vincent
What: Featuring The Honey O’s
Cost: Free
INFO: 654-2481

Friday / Cape Vincent

2. Alex Bay Summer Concert Series

When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St., Alexandria Bay
What: Featuring Neil Deal, The Neil Young Tribute Band
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: www.bonniecastle.com

Friday / Alexandria Bay

3. Jack Kelley Big Band Concert

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Gazebo behind Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., Ogdensburg
What: Music ranging from 1930’s lush big band to modern rock & pop.
Cost: Free
INFO: 600-3108 or www.facebook.com/tjkbb

Friday / Ogdensburg

4. Northern Lights Orchestra in Performance

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Donald Martin Civic Center, Pine Street, Waddington
What: Live music
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 388-5585 or dlsmith45@earthlink.net

Friday / Waddington

5. Concerts on the Waterfront

When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 504 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor
What: Featuring Orquesta Antonetti
Cost: Free
INFO: Mary Jo Deans, 783-8910 or www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

Performance

1. Cuse Comedy Championship

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: The best of our Cuse Comedy Showcases throughout the year gather for the title of the Cuse Comedy Champion.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 885-8960 or www.cnyplayhouse.com

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

2. NCPR & ACW Present The Howl Story Slam

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Deckhand Cafe, 246 James St., Clayton
What: The Howl Story SLAM is an open microphone storytelling competition open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme, “Lesson Learned.”
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 229-5356 or www.ncpr.org/howl

Saturday / Clayton

3. The Frog Prince

When: 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Gouverneur High School Auditorium, 113 E. Barney St., Gouverneur
What: Produced by Missoula Children’s Theater
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 287-0524

Saturday / Gouverneur

4. The Best of Broadway

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Indian Lake Theater, 13 E. Main Street, Indian Lake
What: Hilarious skits & music by Sheldon Harnick & Charles Strouse. Part of the touring Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 648-5950 or www.indianlaketheater.org

Sunday / Indian Lake

5. Shakespeare-In-The-Park: The Taming of the Shrew

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Thornden Park, 201 Ostrom Avenue, Syracuse
What: Take a light-hearted, comedic romp through the ups and downs of love, class, money and wooing in 16th century Italy as the morés of society meet the affairs of the heart.
Cost: General, free; premium seating, $20
INFO: 476-1835 or http://syrsf.org/

All Weekend / Syracuse

Art

1. Central New York Watercolor Society Signature Show

When: All Day Friday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: From Albany to Buffalo and beyond, Central New York Watercolor Society (CNYWS) members encourage the study of watercolors and foster awareness through exhibitions and education. The works of this exhibit represent the Society’s Signature members.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday / Old Forge

2. Art Exhibit: Deborah Dudley's 'Brain Candy' - A Collaboration

When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday
Where: SLC Arts Gallery, Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm Street, Potsdam
What: Brain Candy is a series that removes photography from the social media context and examines it in an art context.
Cost: Free
INFO: 265-6860 or www.slcartscouncil.org

Friday / Potsdam

3. Painted By The Elements

When: All Day Friday and Saturday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: An exhibition of abstract photography by award winning photographer Carl Rubino.
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday & Saturday / Old Forge

4. Finding Fibonacci

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Fibonacci 321 Art Gallery, 321 James St., Clayton
What: Works in concrete and abstract interpretations in clay, fiber, paint, wood, glass, metal, cotton and silk.
Cost: Free
INFO: 686-7069 or www.fibonacci321.com

Saturday / Clayton

5. 2016 Members' Juried Art Exhibit

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg
What: This year’s exhibit has brought submissions from 66 artists, both long time members and new ones. This exhibit is centered around the theme of water.
Cost: Free
INFO: 393-2425 or www.fredericremington.org

All Weekend / Ogdensburg

Outdoors

1. Golfing for Community Action

When: 1 p.m. Friday
Where: Watertown Golf Club, 1 Thompson Park, Watertown
What: Charity golf tournament
Cost: $75; team, $100
INFO: Dawn Cole, 782-4900, ext. 250 or www.capcjc.org/golfing-for-community-action-supports-personal-care-items-for-children/

Friday / Watertown

2. Free Tai Chi On The Park

When: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday
Where: Canton Village Green, Corner of Main and Park Streets, Canton
What: No prior Tai Chi experience is expected or required. Rain location is in Canton’s First Presbyterian Church On The Park.
Cost: Free
INFO: 229-4003 or www.northcountrytaichi.com/free-summer-series.html

Friday / Canton

Watertown's Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown
What: Benefits the Mediation Program of Resolution Center of Jefferson and Lewis Counties
Cost: $15
INFO: www.facebook.com/events/1556247964684531

Saturday / Watertown

4. 16th Annual Dick Guyette Golf Classic

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Cedars Golf Course, 9368 East Road, Lowville
What: Benefits Hospice of Jefferson County
Cost: $280 per team
INFO: Randy Guyette, 493-7520; Cedars Golf Course, 376-6267; Carthage VFW Post 7227, 493-0530

Saturday / Lowville

5. 11th Annual Horseshoe Tournament

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Oxbow Fire Hall, 37635 County Route 25, Oxbow
What: Registration, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; pitching begins at 12 p.m.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 287-9898 or oxbowfirelady@gmail.com

Saturday / Oxbow

Five Things Friday event calendar — Aug. 5

Happy First Friday of August!

Art & Art Exhibits

1. Hand-Sculpted Mermaid Broach

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
Where: Thousand Island Arts Center, 314 John St., Clayton
What: With Marla Niederer. This one-day class focuses on using tube watercolors and watercolor pencils to create skin tone and facial coloration on a needle-sculpted cloth doll head.
Cost: $95; members, $85.50
INFO: 686-4123; www.tiartscenter.org

Friday / Clayton

2. Juried Art and Craft Fair

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society Museum, 30950 Route 180, Stone Mills
What: Includes arts and crafts displays and wares for sale; food available on site
Cost: $5; children 11 and younger, free
INFO: 658-2353 or http://www.stonemillsmuseum.org

Friday & Saturday / Stone Mills

3. Stained Glass 101

When: 10 a.m. Sunday
Where: Thousand Island Arts Center, 314 John St., Clayton
What: Includes living history demonstrations and military tacticals.
Cost: $135; members, $121.50
INFO: 686-4123; www.tiartscenter.org

Sunday / Clayton

4. Deborah Dudley’s ‘Brain Candy’

When: All Weekend (exhibit runs through Sept. 9)
Where: SLC Arts Gallery in Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St., Potsdam
What: “Brain Candy” is a series that removes photography from the social media context and examines it in an art context.
Cost: Free
INFO: 265-6860 or arts@slcartscouncil.org

All Weekend / Potsdam

5. Beth & Bill Monroe: Shared Images

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday (Exhibit runs through Sept. 20.)
Where: Thousand Island Arts Center, 314 John St., Clayton
What: Beth Munro is a celebrated still life, abstract and landscape painter whose work has been exhibited throughout New England. Alongside her pieces is the photography of Bill Munro, who has a keen eye for capturing the beauty of our region’s wildlife.
Cost: $5; members are free.
INFO: 686-4123; joy@tiartscenter.org; www.tiartscenter.org

All Weekend / Clayton

Music

1. Lady Antebellum

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Fields Drive, Watertown
What: Car-Freshner/F.X. Caprara Kia/Chrysler 2016 Summer Concert Series presented by DPAO and Watertown Savings Bank benefitting DPAO
Cost: $68, standing general admission
INFO: 1 (800) 533-2859; 782-0044 or www.dpao.org

Friday / Watertown

2. Double Barrel Blues Band

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 504 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor
What: The Double Barrel Blues Band, a four-piece modern blues group from Syracuse is known for its aggressive guitar and authentic blues sounds. The double guitar sound incorporates a blend of traditional and rock tones. Sponsored by the Sackets Harbor Historical Society.
Cost: Free
INFO: 646-2321 or http://sacketsharborny.com/event/2016-waterfront-concert-schedule/

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

3. Music in the Vineyard

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Venditti Vineyards, 42780 New Connecticut Road, Theresa
What: Live music in the vineyard with Jourdan Irene & David Michael. Sit back with a bottle of wine and enjoy the evening. Craft beer, sangria, and snacks also available. Children are welcome.
Cost: Free
INFO: 287-0500 or www.vendittivineyards.com

Friday / Theresa

4. Neighborhood Rednecks concert

When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Pine Grove Community Church, corner of Pine Grove and Austin roads, Watson
What: Band members are: Brent Walsemann, fiddle and banjo; Kevin Walsemann, rhythm guitar; Harvey Reape, juice harp; Jim Hoch, guitar; Loren Hoppel, rhythm guitar, Bob (Zeke), mandolin; Bill and Kevin Meyer, guitar; Lindsay McNeily, fiddle and vocals; and newest member, Kailyn Hammond, vocals.
Cost: Free admission. Hamburgers, hot dogs, cookies, chips and drinks to buy; 50-50 raffle. Money raised is used for maintenance and upkeep of the Pine Grove Church.
INFO: 376-3841

Saturday / Watson

5. Old Time Fiddle Concert

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame and Pavilion, 1121 Comins Road, Osceola
What: Featuring Sheena Sullivan Britton.
Cost: Free
INFO: 599-7009 or www.nysotfa.com

All Weekend / Osceola

Out & About

1. 52nd annual Antique Boat Show and Auction

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton
What: 52nd annual Antique Boat Show and Auction — complete daily schedule online at www.abm.org
Cost: Friday or Saturday, $15; Sunday, $14; children 7 to 17 Friday or Saturday, $10; children 7 to 17, Sunday $8; children 6 and younger or active and retired military, free; three-day pass, $30; children’s three-day pass, $20; Saturday-Sunday pass, $25; children’s Saturday-Sunday pass, $15.
INFO: Margaret Hummel, 686-4104 or www.abm.org

All Weekend / Clayton

2. Antwerp Old Home Day

When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Various locations in Antwerp
What: Sixth annual Renexk Starr Warz run / walk, 9 a.m., Antwerp American Legion; Antwerpian Auction, all day, American Legion; Chicken Barbecue, noon, American Legion; Frog-Jumping contest, 1 p.m.; Frozen T-shirt contest, 3 p.m.; Miss Tammy’s Fanciful Faces, face painting, 2 to 5 p.m.; Lawn Social, 3:30 p.m.; Lucky Ring Ranch Petting Zoo, 3 to 6 p.m.; Cubby T. Clown and Co., 4 to 6 p.m.; music from Russ Bridge, 4 to 6 p.m., downtown; Mr. Hoppy’s Parties and Promotions, 5 to 7 p.m.; parade, 6 p.m., Main Street; concert by Original Yanks Drum and Bugle Corps, following parade; auction drawings, 7:30 p.m., American Legion; glow party, 9 to 11 p.m., Fire Hall; dance to The Shoes, 9 p.m., American Legion.
Cost: Free admission; food and beverages available for purchase
INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/411696032304903/

Saturday / Antwerp

3. 3rd annual Iron Horse Day

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Railway Historical Society of Northern New York railroad depot, 9781 state Route 812, Croghan
What: Rides, historic depot tours, vendors, food, refreshments. Rides cost $10/family; $5 individual. Free tour of museum with paid ride. Vendors, food, refreshments.
Cost: Military, Railway Historical Society of NNY member and public appreciation event. Memberships available at depot. Discounts available for Rail Society members and active and retired military with valid ID; $10 families, $5 individuals to ride. Includes free museum tour.
INFO: 346-6848 or www.newyorktrains.com

Saturday / Croghan

4. 2nd annual Animals at the Ainsworth Memorial Library Day

When: 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library, 6064 Main St., Sandy Creek
What: Live animal demonstrations by Thompson Park Zoo, adoptable animals from United Friends of Homeless Animals, book readings, local authors.
Cost: Free
INFO: 387-3732 or www.ainsworthmemoriallibrary.org

Saturday / Sandy Creek

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fairgrounds, 85 E Barney St., Gouverneur
What: Grandstand events: Friday, Aug. 5: The Glorious Sons, 8 p.m. $10; Saturday, Aug. 6: Professional Tough Trucks, Quad and UTV Racing, 7 p.m. $15 adults, children 9 and younger, $10; Sunday, Aug. 7: Demolition Derby, 1 p.m. $12; children 9 and younger, $8.
Cost: $8 to $15
INFO: 287-3010 or www.gouverneurfair.net

All Weekend / Gouverneur

Learning

1. Old Home Days

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Pulaski Historical Society Carriage House, 3428 Maple Ave., Pulaski
What: Old Home Days celebration special display that includes stories and photos from past festivities, advertisements, articles, pictures from the 1910 “Old Home Week” when the Memorial Boulder was installed and dedicated in South Park. Also, “Wedding Dresses and Organization Outfits” will be on display through the summer.
Cost
: Free and various
INFO: www.facebook.com/Pulaskinewyorkoldhomedays

Friday and Saturday / Pulaski

2. Birds and Bugs at the Battlefield

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site picnic pavilion, 504 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor
What: Learn about insects and birds native to the area that are found on the battlefield.
Cost: Free
INFO: www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

3. Climbing the Family Tree genealogy class

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Henderson Historical Society, 12581 County Route 72, Henderson Harvor
What: Learn how to research your family tree with John Nichols
Cost: Free
INFO: 955-2800 or www.hendersonhistoricalsociety.com

Saturday / Henderson Harbor

4. Growin' Up With Granpa

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Hammond Museum, 1 N. Main St, Hammond, Hammond
What: Children’s programs on local Main Street history
Cost: Free
INFO: 324-6628

Saturday / Hammond

5. River Keeper Training

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Save the River, 409 Riverside Drive, Clayton
What: Learn how to identify native and invasive species, pollution issues, and how to report them. Free T-shirt and River keeper identification guidebook.
Cost: Free
INFO: 686-2010 or blog.savetheriver.org/?p=8762

Saturday/ Clayton

Food

1. Pot Roast Dinner

When: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Pillar Point Fire Station, 11430 Middle Road, Dexter
What: Dinner proceeds benefit the Pillar Point Fire Department Auxiliary
Cost: $10 adults; $7 children
INFO: 639-6080

Friday / Dexter

2. Fish Fry

When: 4 p.m. Friday
Where: John C. Londraville American Legion Post 832, 248 E. Broadway St., Cape Vincent
What: Menu: fried or boiled haddock, clam strips or chicken tenders, with coleslaw, French fries or baby browns, bread and butter. Benefits veterans’ and/or community projects and scholarships.
Cost: $10; seafood platter, $14
INFO: Pre-order: 654-2101

Friday / Cape Vincent

3. Eagles Club Cookout

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Watertown Eagles Club, 19260 U.S. Route 11, Watertown
What: Menu: Italian sausage sandwiches, cheeseburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, salt potatoes and salad
Cost: Call for prices
INFO: 782-5495

Friday / Watertown

4. Chicken Barbecue

When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: American Legion, 1788 W. Main St., LaFargeville
What: Menu: Chicken, salt potatoes, macaroni salad, baked beans, roll, cupcake. Raffles, DJ from 2 to 5 p.m. Benefits Helen (Angus) VanTassel who was diagnosed with end stage renal disease.
Cost: Cost: $8; children 9 and younger, $4; half chicken only, $5.
INFO: Kathy Vincourt, 782-7305

Saturday / LaFargeville

5. Tug Hill Wheelers ATV Club Flea Market and chicken barbecue

When: Flea Market: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Chicken barbecue, 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: State Route 177, lot across from Louie’s, Barnes Corners
What: Tug Hill Wheelers ATV Club flea market and chicken barbecue. Rain or shine.
Cost: Varies
INFO: www.tughillwheelers.com/

Saturday / Barnes Corners