Five Things Friday event calendar – May 27

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Happy Friday!

Art

1. Suzanne Langelier-Lebeda Selected Works

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
Where: SLC Arts Gallery, Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm Street, Potsdam
What: An exhibition of illustrations, paintings, drawings and photographs
Cost: Free
INFO: 265-6860 or www.slcartscouncil.org

Friday / Potsdam

2. Central Adirondack Art Show

When: All Day Friday and Saturday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Showcases artists from throughout the Central Adirondack region
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday & Saturday / Old Forge

3. Turn Back Time

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

Friday / Watertown

4. The Allure of Lace

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St., Clayton
What: Art exhibit
Cost: Free
INFO: 686-4123 or www.tiartscenter.org

Friday / Clayton

5. Sackets Harbor Art Show

When: 12 to 4 p.m. All Weekend
Where: Arts Association of Northern New York, 119 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor
What: Sackets Harbor Art Show
Cost: Free
INFO: www.aanny.org

All Weekend / Sackets Harbor

Out and About

1. Jim Scanlon Citizens of the Year Awards Banquet

When: 6 p.m. Friday
Where: American Legion Post 1663, 9833 Route 812, Croghan
What: Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m.
Cost: $16
INFO: Pat Ford, 386-6185 or psawdust@frontiernet.net

Friday / Croghan

2. Grape Blossom Festival

When: 12 to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Thousand Islands Winery, 43298 Seaway Ave., Alexandria Bay
What: Includes live music with R-19 and Wagners, crafters, wine and beer, slushies
Cost: Free
INFO: 482-9306

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

3. Red, White & Blue Spring into Summer Celebration

When: All Weekend
Where: Hiltebrant Recreation Center Pavilion, North Street, Old Forge
What: Includes a Family Fun Festival at the George T.Hiltebrandt Recreation Center, performances, exhibitions and workshops at View Arts
INFO: 369-6983 or www.memorialdayoldforge.com

All Weekend / Old Forge

4. Theresa Memorial Day Celebration

When: All Weekend
Where: Throughout village of Theresa
What: Includes village-wide yard sales, craft fair, chicken barbecue, memorial service, parade and block dance
Cost: Free
INFO: Tracy Bartlett, 408-8730 or chipbart@live.com

All Weekend / Theresa

5. Memorial Day Watchfire

When: 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Empire Expo Center-NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
What: The watchfire comes from the military tradition that following a battle or long march, a large fire would be started so those missing or lost could locate and rejoin their comrades.
Cost: Free
INFO: 468-5898 or www.cnyvva103.org/

Sunday / Syracuse

Learning

1. Masterclass Led by MET Opera Star Stephanie Blythe

When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday
Where: SUNY Potsdam: Sara Snell Music Theater, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam
What: Masterclasses are taught by MET Opera Star Stephanie Blythe and Collaborative Pianist/Vocal Coach/Composer Alan Louis Smith
Cost: Free
INFO: 267-2422 or http://fallisland.org

Friday / Potsdam

2. Adirondack Pack Basket Workshop With Barbara Green

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.m Saturday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Participants weave a full-sized Adirondack Pack Basket complete with solid wood interior base and skids, and a custom cotton harness and matching sewn in handle
Cost: Member, $170; nonmember, $185
INFO: 893-0527

Saturday / Old Forge

3. Cooking Class: A Mediterranean Stroll With Susan Sady

When: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: In this class, you will be making simit, a sesame seed encrusted circular bread that looks similar to a bagel, but is made with a special ingredient and technique that makes it deliciously unique.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Saturday / Old Forge

4. Birds of Prey Program

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Boldt Castle, Heart Island, Alexandria Bay
What: See, hold, and witness flight demonstrations from the birds of prey at Boldt Castle
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 482-2501 or www.boldtcastle.com

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

5. Junior Citizen Scientist Program

When: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park, 19 Robinson Bay Road, Massena
What: Junior Citizen Scientist Program
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 705-5022 or www.massenanaturecenter.org

Saturday / Massena

Music

1. 'Meet Me at the Library Gazebo at 5'

When: 5 to 6:15 p.m. Friday
Where: Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Boulevard, Old Forge
What: Featuring local musician and singer Joe Bolton
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6008 or www.oldforgelibrary.org

Friday / Old Forge

2. The Worlds of Charles Ives: The Ideas Behind the Songs

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Wakefield Recital Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam
What: A lecture-recital by Dr. Gary Busch featuring participants in the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar Program for Auditors.
Cost: Free
INFO: www.potsdam.edu

Friday / Potsdam

3. Kenny Rogers' Final World Tour: The Gambler's Last Deal

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Arena, Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown
What: Live Music
Cost: $46
INFO: http://www.dpao.org

Friday / Watertown

4. The BelleRegards with Rabbit in the Rye

When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: The Nelson Odeon, 4035 Nelson Road, Cazenovia
What: Live music
Cost: $20
INFO: 655-9193 or http://nelsonodeon.com/calendar/belleregards/

Friday / Cazenovia

5. TFall Island Vocal Arts Seminar Final Concert

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: SUNY Potsdam: Thatcher Hall, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam
What: The final concert of the 2016 season featuring the Fellowship Artists performing the works of living American composers
Cost: Free
INFO: http://fallisland.org

Saturday / Potsdam

Performance

1. Moose Comedy Night

When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Each comedy night will feature at least three separate experienced comedians
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday / Old Forge

2. Too White/Too Ethnic: A Cabaret

When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Starring Carleena Manzi
Cost: $12
INFO: 885-8960 or www.cnyplayhouse.com

Friday / Syracuse

3. 'Baskerville'

When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse
What: A murderously delightful spoof of Sherlock Holmes’ terrifying mystery
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 443-3275 or www.SyracuseStage.org

Friday / Syracuse

4. The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales

When: 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Le Moyne College Performing Arts Center, 200 Springfield Road, Syracuse
What: The show, full of wacky characters and silly songs, turns classic fairy tales on their heads.
Cost: Adults, $15; children, $10
INFO: 445-4230 or www.lemoyne.edu/Arts/Gifford-Theatre

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

5. Eye In The Sky

When: 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Indian Lake Theater, 13 E. Main Street, Indian Lake
What: Eye In The Sky proves to be a polished, often riveting thriller about an important topical subject about modern warfare
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: (518) 648-5950 or www.indianlaketheater.org

Sunday / Indian Lake

Five Things Friday event calendar – May 20

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Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. Wine, Beer and Food Festival

When: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lockwood Civic Center, 141 South Water Street, Ogdensburg
What: Featuring more than 30 vendors
Cost: $5
INFO: 393-3620 or www.facebook.com/events/1767822930113717/

Friday & Saturday / Ogdensburg

2. Armed Forces Day Parade

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Watertown High School, Washington Street, to Clinton Street, Watertown
What: This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Shine”
INFO: 836-1531 or ndatoush@fdrlo.org

Saturday / Watertown

3. Mom and Baby Expo

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown
What: Northern New York’s premiere health, wellness and vendor event for new and expecting mothers
Cost: Free admission
INFO: www.watertownmomandbabyexpo.com

Saturday / Watertown

4. Two Nations 1000 Islands Extravaganza

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 E. Line Road, Clayton
What: Car, truck and motorcycle show benefits Feed Our Vets and the Watertown Boxing Club
Cost: Free admission
INFO: (601) 310-9805

All Weekend / Clayton

5. St. Peter's May Festival

When: All Weekend
Where: Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville
What: Includes craft fair, rides, cake walk and chicken barbecue
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 376-6662

All Weekend / Lowville

Get Moving

1. Family Fun Day 5K Walk/Run

When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Hand In Hand Early Childhood Center, 5780 Brookside Circle, Lowville
What: Includes carnival games, refreshments, and raffle baskets. Proceeds benefit Hand In Hand Early Childhood Center
Cost: 5K, $20; fun run, $10
INFO: 376-9414

Saturday / Lowville

2. Color Run

When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Frink Park, 57 Riverside Drive, Clayton
What: To benefit Thousand Island Central School Class of 2017
Cost: $30
INFO: 686-5594 or www.1000colorrun.eventbrite.com

Saturday / Clayton

3. Run Wild

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, County Route 100, Fineview
What: 5K run/walk
Cost: $15
INFO: 482-2479

Saturday / Fineview

4. 10K Race

When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Heart to Heart Fitness, 19 Eagle Drive, Akwesasne
What: Fundraiser for Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club
Cost: $25
INFO: http://bit.ly/23UYrkU

Saturday / Akwesasne

5. Sandy's Steps 5K Run/Walk for ALS

When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Robert Moses State Park, 19 Robinson Bay Rd., Massena
What: Includes raffles, bake sale, Chinese auction, live music and DJ
Cost: $25
INFO: www.edgeoutals.org

Saturday / Massena

Art

1. Suzanne Langelier-Lebeda Selected Works

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
Where: SLC Arts Gallery, Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm Street, Potsdam
What: An exhibition of illustrations, paintings, drawings and photographs
Cost: Free
INFO: 265-6860 or www.slcartscouncil.org

Friday / Potsdam

2. Central Adirondack Art Show

When: All Day Friday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Showcases artists from throughout the Central Adirondack region
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday / Old Forge

3. Suzanne Lebeda

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: SLC Arts, Downtown Snell Hall, 2nd floor, 41 Elm St, Potsdam
What: Art exhibit
Cost: Free
INFO: 265-6860 or www.slcartscouncil.org

Friday / Potsdam

4. Massena Central Senior Student Art Show

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Massena Chamber of Commerce, 16 Church St., Massena
What: Works by Massena Central students
Cost: Free
INFO: 769-3525

Friday / Massena

5. Sackets Harbor Art Show

When: 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Arts Association of Northern New York, 119 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor
What: Sackets Harbor Art Show
Cost: Free
INFO: www.aanny.org

Saturday & Sunday / Sackets Harbor

Music

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Pickens Hall, 83 State Street Heuvelton NY, Heuvelton
What: Eclectic music by local songwriters, composers, and poets; with special guest Barb Heller
Cost: Donation
INFO: 344-7950

Friday / Heuvelton

2. Concert in Memory of Dana Family

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday
Where: St. Lawrence Central School, 1039 State Route 11C, Brasher Falls
What: Entertainers include Madee DeRouchie, Daniel Hunter, Kelsey Newtown, Kenna & Krista Tavernia, Carissa Reome, David & Hyrum Pinegar, Ben Foster, Kaitlyn LaShomb, and Troy O’Brien
Cost: $3
INFO: 389-5131

Friday / Brasher Falls

3. Through The Years: 25 Years Of Favorites

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Road, Dewitt
What: Syracuse Gay & Lesbian Chorus presents its 25th anniversary spring concert
Cost: $20
INFO: www.syrglc.org

Friday & Saturday / Dewitt

4. Young North Country Fiddler Showcase

When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: The TAUNY Center, 53 Main Street, Canton
What: The Madstop Fiddlers present a variety of tunes played throughout the North Country
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 386-4289 or www.tauny.org

Saturday / Canton

5. North Country Music Society Concert

When: 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, 2031 Harwood Drive, Sandy Creek
What: Live music
Cost: $7; students and seniors, $5
INFO: 232-2518 or marychat@twcny.rr.com

Sunday / Sandy Creek

Performance

1. Miracles From Heaven

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Indian Lake Theater, 13 E. Main St., Indian Lake
What: Jennifer Garner plays the mother of a young girl with a terminal illness.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 648-5950 or www.indianlaketheater.org

Friday / Indian Lake

2. 'Macbeth'

When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Updated to be set in the late 1940’s, Wiilliam Shakespeare’s ‘MacBeth’ tells the tale of MacBeth, an ambitious would-be king and his power hungry wife
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 885-8960 or www.cnyplayhouse.com

Friday / Syracuse

3. Kallet Comedy Night

When: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Kallet Theater, 4842 Jefferson St., Pulaski
What: Kallet Comedy Night presents Moody McCarthy
Cost: $40
INFO: 298-0007

Friday / Pulaski

4. Children's Musical to benefit Make-A-Wish® Central New York

When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Palace Theatre, 2384 James Street, Syracuse
What: Presenting “Alexander Who’s Not, Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move!”
Cost: $10
INFO: 315-475-9474 or http://cny.wish.org/

Saturday / Syracuse

5. Ragtime: The Musical

When: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse
What: Based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow, this musical depicts an African-American family, a Jewish immigrant family and a wealthy suburban WASP family in turn-of-the-century America as they pursue the American Dream.
Cost: $30
INFO: 425-0405 or www.theredhouse.org/

Saturday / Syracuse

Five Things Friday event calendar – May 13

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Get Moving

1. North Country Bird Walk

When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Southwick Beach State Park, 8119 Southwicks Place, Henderson
What: Participants should wear comfortable shoes, bring binoculars, bug repellent, and water
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 938-5315

Saturday / Henderson

2. Walking Tour Of Potsdam Sandstone: 50 Shades of Red

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Potsdam Public Museum, 2 Park Street, Potsdam
What: Hosted by Adirondack Architectural Heritage and the Potsdam Public Museum
Cost: Free
INFO: 265-6910 or www.potsdampublicmuseum.org

Saturday / Potsdam

3. St. Lawrence Land Trust Bird Walk

When: 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: DEC Nichols Pool Trail Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area, Sand Road off Route 37, Louisville
What: Bring binoculars, water, and bug spray
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 854-0853 or www.facebook.com/StLawLandTrust/

Saturday / Louisville

4. 5K Run for Vets

When: 10 a.m. Sunday
Where: Thompson Park Pavilion, Watertown
What: To benefit Central New York Veterans Outreach Center
Cost: $25; veterans and active-duty soldiers, $20
INFO: 778-0810 or kdrake@ucdevelopment.org

Sunday / Watertown

5. Spring Classic Fishing Derby

When: Henderson Harbor
Where: Ed Dobisky Community Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg
What: Weigh station: 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $20
INFO: 938-5313 or www.hendersonharborfishingderbys.com

All Weekend / Henderson Harbor

Art

1. Tri-County Student Art Show

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown
What: Tri-County Student Art Show
Cost: Free
INFO: 785-2593

Friday / Watertown

2. Exhibition: SYE & Street Art Graphics

When: 12 to 5 p.m. Friday
Where: St. Lawrence University: Brush Art Gallery, Griffiths Arts Center, 22 Romoda Drive, Canton
What: Multi-media works by students in Melissa Schulenberg’s Spring ’16 Senior-Year Experience course and Catherine Tedford’s Fall ’15 Street Art Graphics course
Cost: Free
INFO: 229-5184 or www.stlawu.edu/art-and-art-history/event/exhibition-sye-street-art-graphics

Friday / Canton

3. 'The Allure of Lace'

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St., Clayton
What: Art exhibit
Cost: $5
INFO: 686-4123 or www.tiartscenter.org

Friday / Clayton

4. Spring Art Show

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Blue Room, Lewis County Historical Society, 7552 S. State St., Lowville
What: Local art exhibit
Cost: Free
INFO: lewiscountyarts@gmail.com

Friday / Lowville

5. Central Adirondack Art Show

When: Friday and Saturday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Showcases some of the finest artists from throughout the Central Adirondack Region and beyond
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday & Saturday / Old Forge

Learning

1. Beginning Winemaking Class

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Arts on the Square, Franklin Building, 52 Public Square, Watertown
What: 21 years of age and older only
Cost: $90; members, $85
INFO: 661-6361

Friday / Watertown

2. Fishing Tips & Demonstrations

When: 12 to 5 p.m. Friday
Where: TJ Toyota, 6706 State Route 56, Potsdam
What: Tackle and technique tips for North Country fishing; demonstrations/instructions for Fish Finder and GPS Units; a display of the boat and truck setup used for tournamentss
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 265-3350

Saturday / Potsdam

3. Garlic Mustard Pull and Pesto Workshop

When: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: The TAUNY Center, 53 Main Street, Canton
What: Learn to identify, pull, and eat this invasive species that threatens native species
Cost: Free
INFO: 262-7325

Saturday / Canton

4. From Paper to Clay: An Arts Workshop for Kids

When: 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Norwood Public Library, 1 Morton Street, Norwood
What: Kids ages 9-12 can design and make clay sculptures in a free workshop with Potsdam ceramic artist Sara E. Lynch
Cost: Free
INFO: 353-6692 or www.norwoodnylibrary.org

Saturday / Norwood

5. Fundraiser Painting Class

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Ogdensburg Methodist Church, 672 Caroline St., Ogdensburg
What: Wilson Bickford leads class in painting 12”x16” ‘Morning in the Adirondacks’
Cost: $60
INFO: 528-0193

Saturday / Ogdensburg

Out and About

1. Jefferson County Dairy Princess Coronation and Dinner

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Watertown Elks Lodge, 728 Bradley St., Watertown
What: Jefferson County Dairy Princess Coronation and Dinner
Cost: $20; Children aged 12 and younger, $10
INFO: <788-1270[/expand]

Friday / Watertown

2. Spring Carnival When: Friday and Saturday
Where: St. James Catholic Church, 164 East Main St., Gouverneur
What: Includes rides, games, bingo and food
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 287-0114

Friday & Saturday / Gouverneur

3. Maple Celebration

When: 6:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: American Maple Museum, Main Street, Croghan
What: Includes inductions into American Maple Hall of Fame, selection of Maple Ambassadors and crafters and maple equipment demonstrations
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 346-1107 or www.americanmaplemuseum.org

Saturday / Croghan

4. Spring Bird Festival

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Derby Hill Bird Conservatory, 36 Grand View Ave., Mexico
What: Includes educational exhibits, live birds of prey, bird walks, vendors, prize drawings, silent auction, activities for kids, and food
Cost: Free admission
INFO: 687-9599

Saturday / Mexico

5. Syracuse Big Rig Day

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Burnet Park, corner of Avery Avenue and Coleridge Avenue, Syracuse
What: Check out the rigs from fire, police and more
Cost: Free admission
INFO: 473-4330

Saturday / Syracuse

Performance

1. 'Baskerville'

When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St., Syracuse
What: A murderously delightful spoof of Sherlock Holmes’ terrifying mystery
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 443-3275 or www.syracusestage.org

Friday / Syracuse

2. 'Macbeth'

When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Updated to be set in the late 1940’s, Wiilliam Shakespeare’s ‘MacBeth’ tells the tale of MacBeth, an ambitious would-be king and his power hungry wife
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 885-8960 or www.cnyplayhouse.com

Friday / Syracuse

3. Ragtime: The Musical

When: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse
What: Based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow, this gorgeous musical tapestry depicts an African-American family, a Jewish immigrant family and a wealthy suburban WASP family in turn-of-the-century America as they pursue the American Dream
Cost: $30; member, $25
INFO: 425-0405 or www.theredhouse.org/

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

4. A Night of Culture & Creativity

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday
Where: SUNY Potsdam: Performing Arts Center Proscenium Theater, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam
What: St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Community Arts program presents scenes including “Check Please”, Little Women, and dance segments.
Cost: Adults, $5; students, $4; children aged 5 and younger, $2
INFO: 386-3529 or www.slnysarc.org

Saturday / Potsdam

5. MET: LIVE in HD - Strauss' Elektra

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Roxy Theater, 20 Main St., Potsdam
What: Live performance
Cost: Adult, $18, senior, $15; student, $12; youth, $9
INFO: 267-2277 or www.cpspotsdam.org

Sunday / Potsdam

Five Things Friday event calenday – May 6

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Happy Friday!

Art

1. Spring Art Show Opening

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Blue Room, Lewis County Historical Society, 7552 S. State St., Lowville
What: Presented by Arts Community of Lewis County
Cost: Free
INFO: lewiscountyarts@gmail.com

Friday / Lowville

2. Exhibition: SYE & Street Art Graphics

When: 12 to 5 p.m. Friday
Where: St. Lawrence University: Brush Art Gallery, Griffiths Arts Center, 22 Romoda Drive, Canton
What: Multi-media works by students in Melissa Schulenberg’s Spring ’16 Senior-Year Experience course and Catherine Tedford’s Fall ’15 Street Art Graphics course
Cost: Free
INFO: 229-5184 or www.stlawu.edu/art-and-art-history/event/exhibition-sye-street-art-graphics

Friday / Canton

3. Old Forge First Friday Artwalk

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Downtown Old Forge
What: Old Forge First Friday Artwalk offers a selecion of artists, events, artwork, refreshments, music and hand-on experience
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 369-6346 or 3rivets@frontiernet.net

Friday / Old Forge

4. A Study in Contrast

When: All Day Friday and Saturday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Exhibit by Barry Lobdell and Russell Serrianne
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday & Saturday / Old Forge

5. From Paris to Syracuse

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse
What: Street Photography from the Collections of the Everson and Light Work
Cost: $5 suggested donation
INFO: www.everson.org/

Saturday & Sunday / Syracuse

Out and About

1. Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts

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

All Weekend / Potsdam

2. Winery Bridal Expo

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Thousand Islands Winery, 43298 Seaway Ave., Alexandria Bay
What: Winery Bridal Expo
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 482-9306 or www.thousandislandswinery.com

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

3. 9th Annual Crawfish Fest

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Clinton Square, West Genesee and South Clinton Streets, Syracuse
What: Featuring great Cajun & American food; outstanding music; fun and games
Cost: Free admission
INFO: 559-9413

Saturday / Syracuse

4. Kentucky Derby Day

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Italian American Civic Association, 192 Bellew Ave., Watertown
What: Benefits Family Counseling Services
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 782-1080

Saturday / Watertown

5. Thousand Island Psychic Fair

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton
What: Includes psychics, medium, healers and vendors
Cost: $8; with nonperishable food donation, $7
INFO: www.alternativemindscny.com

Saturday & Sunday / Clayton

Get Moving

1. Run to the Sun

When: 8 a.m. Saturday
Where: Davidson Nissan, 18423 State Route 11, Watertown
What: Includes a half marathon, 5K and 10K benefiting the Heather A. Freeman Foundation
Cost: 5K and 10K, $25; half marathon, $55
INFO: www.heatherafreemanfoundation.com

Saturday / Watertown

2. Birds, Blooms and Bugs Hike

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Indian River Lakes Conservancy, Burns Road, Redwood
What: Nature hike
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 482-4757 or indianriverlakes@gmail.com

Saturday / Redwood

3. 5K Fun Run/Walk with Color

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Parishville Recreation Park, Catherine St., Parishville
What: 5K Color Run
Cost: $10; ages 13 and younger, $5
INFO: 244-1215 or lhayes@clarkson.edu

Saturday / Parishville

4. Strut Your Mutt

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Pine Street Arena, 43 Pine St., Potsdam
What: 5K dog walk and craft show
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 265-3199 or shelter@potsdamhumanesociety.org

Saturday / Potsdam

5. Great Strides Walk

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Ed Dobisky Community Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg
What: Benefits Central New York chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 463-7965 or www.greatstrides.cff.org

Saturday / Ogdensburg

Learning

1. Kids Musical Theater Workshop in Potsdam

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: SLC Arts, Downtown Snell Hall, 2nd floor, 41 Elm St, Potsdam
What: This class for ages 9-12 allows students to explore the voice, acting, and movement of musical theatre
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 265-6860 or www.slcartscouncil.org

Saturday / Potsdam

2. Garden Day

When: 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Macsherry Library, 112 Walton Street, Alexandria Bay
What: Includes egg carton herb gardens, bee demo with live colony, free seeds, magazines and door prizes
Cost: Free
INFO: 482-2241 or www.macsherrylibrary.org

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

3. Photography Workshop

When: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Clarkson University Bookstore, 8 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam
What: For children in grades K-5
Cost: $10
INFO: clear@potsdam.edu or call 267-2167

Saturday / Potsdam

4. Teen Musical Theater Workshop

When: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: SLC Arts, Downtown Snell Hall, 2nd floor, 41 Elm St, Potsdam
What: For ages 13-17 who have some prior training and experience on stage
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 265-6860 or www.slcartscouncil.org

Saturday / Potsdam

5. Adult Art Class

When: 12 to 1:45 p.m. or 2 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday
Where: Carthage Free Library, 412 Budd St.
What: Learn about bird and wildlife management techniques
Cost: Instructor is Ann Marie Alderman
INFO: 493-2620

Saturday / Carthage

Mother’s Day

1. Mother's Day Craft Time

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn Street, Massena
What: Youth are invited to devorate vases for a Mother’s Day gift
Cost: Free
INFO: 769-9914

Saturday / Massena

2. Mothers' Day Tea

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 352 S. Market St., Cape Vincent
What: Featuring sandwiches, teas and desserts. Donations to benefit church prayer shawl ministry.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 649-2934 or circlemcm@aol.com

Saturday / Cape Vincent

3. Mother's Day Painting with Mom

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Arts on the Square, Franklin Building, 52 Public Square, Saturday
What: Mother’s Day painting class
Cost: $45
INFO: 202-486-2649

Saturday / Watertown

4. Annual Mother's Day Bullhead Dinner

When: 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Oxbow Fire Hall, 37635 County Route 25, Oxbow
What: Includes salt potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverage
Cost: $12
INFO: 287-9898

Sunday / Oxbow

5. Mother's Day Brunch

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: SKY Armory, 351 S. Clinton St., Syracuse
What: Enjoy delicious food, drinks, and live music
Cost: Adults, $34.95; children, $14.95
INFO: 473-0826 or www.skyarmory.com/

Sunday / Syracuse

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Five Things Friday event calendar – April 29

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Happy Friday!

Get Moving

1. Amphibian Adventure Hike

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

Friday / Pulaski

2. Race for the Rohde

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

Saturday / Adams

3. Walk for Autism

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

Saturday / Watertown

4. Walk MS: Watertown

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

Sunday / Watertown

5. Mountain Goat Run 2016

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

Sunday / Syracuse

Out and About

1. Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts

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

All Weekend / Potsdam

2. That 60s Show Spring Fundraiser Variety Show

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

Friday / Norwood

3. Taste of Potsdam

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

Saturday / Potsdam

4. Dairy Princess Pageant

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

Saturday / Madrid

5. Martinsburg Kite Day

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

Sunday / Martinsburg

Performance

1. Love and Marriage: A Cabaret

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

Friday / Syracuse

2. Disney Aristocats

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

Friday / Syracuse

3. MET: LIVE in HD Strauss' Elektra

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

Saturday / Potsdam

4. Comedian Donna East

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

Saturday / Potsdam

5. Magic Show

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

Saturday / Syracuse

Learning

1. Audobon Bird-Focused Habitat Management Workshop

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

Saturday / Canton

2. Fish and Birds Tesselation Workshop with Quilter Mary Knapp

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

Saturday / Canton

3. Junior Citizen Scientist Program

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

Saturday / Massena

4. Pond Exploration Program

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

Saturday / Rensselaer Falls

5. Free Wildlife Habitat Workshop

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

Saturday / Canton

Music

1. Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole Concert

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

Saturday / Lowville

2. String Orchestra Concert

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

Sunday / Canton

3. ‘Some Folks Like to Sing'

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

Sunday / Massena

4. Epicurean and Music Delight

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

Sunday / Lowville

5. Let Freedom Ring, American Music for Organ

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

Sunday / Watertown

Five Things Friday event calendar – April 22

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Happy Friday!

Performance

1. 'The Sunshine Boys'

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

Friday / Syracuse

2. 'The Christians'

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

Friday / Syracuse

3. An Evening with Wilson Stevenson

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

Friday / Watertown

4. 'Boeing Boeing'

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

Friday & Saturday / Watertown

5. 'Murder in the Halls of Ivy'

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

Saturday / Ogdensburg

Giving Back

1. St. Baldrick's Childhood Cancer Fundraiser

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

Friday / Canton

2. 'Jam-A-Thon'

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

Saturday / Watertown

3. Carthage Community Challenge to Fight Hunger

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

Saturday & Sunday / Carthage

4. Krispy Kreme Donut Sale Fundraiser

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

Saturday / Potsdam

5. Central New York Kidney Foundation Walk

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

Sunday / Syracuse/p>

Out and About

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

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

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

2. Earth Day 7K Trail Run/Walk

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

Saturday / Canton

3. North Country Folk Festival

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

Saturday / Canton

4. 'Spring Mystical Journey' Psychic & Holistic Fair

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

Saturday & Sunday / Massena

5. Adiron-Duck Race and Pancake Breakfast

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

Sunday / Croghan

Art

1. William Beebe: A Show of His Paintings

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

Friday / Potsdam

2. Student Art Exhibit Opening Reception

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

Friday / Turin

3. 'Turn Back Time'

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

Friday & Saturday / Watertown

4. Spring Country Folk Art Craft Show

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

All Weekend / Syracuse

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

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

All Weekend / Syracuse

Music

1. Voice Recital in Potsdam

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

Friday / Potsdam

2. Potsdam Community Chorus Concert

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

Friday / Ogdensburg

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

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

Saturday / Canton

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

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

Sunday / Potsdam

5. The Jacobs Brothers

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

Sunday / Sandy Creek

Five Things Friday event calendar – April 15

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Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. Holocaust Survivor to Speak

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Lowville Academy and Central School, 7668 N. State St., Lowville
What: Joseph Hirt, a Holocaust survivor, will speak
Cost: Free
INFO: 376-7822 or mennoniteheritagefarm.com

Friday / Lowville

2. 30th Arbor Day Celebration

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: South Jefferson Central School, 11060 Route 11, Adams
What: Arbor Day celebration
Cost: $1
INFO: 232-4531

Saturday / Adams

3. Fifth Annual Community-Wide Clean-up

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Throughout Clayton
What: Meet in front of the Municipal Building by Wooden Park. Bring garden gloves and rakes.
Cost: Free
INFO: 778-6427 or tiylo.org

Saturday / Clayton

4. Spring Into Healthy Living Health Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lewis County General Hospital main lobby, 7785 N. State St., Lowville
What: Health information, giveaways, light brunch, free health screenings. Appointment required for skin cancer checks.
Cost: Free
INFO: 376-5861 or lcgh.net

Saturday / Lowville

5. 40th Annual North Country Home Show

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Watertown Municipal Arena, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown
What: Booths are sponsored by businesses offering household services
Cost: Adults, $6; military and seniors, $5; children aged 16 and younger, free
INFO: 788-1330 or nnybe.com

All Weekend / Watertown

Performance

1. 'The Sunshine Boys'

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

Friday / Syracuse

2. 'The Christians'

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St., Syracuse
What: A new play from the Humana Festival about faith and courage
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 443-3275 or syracusestage.org

Friday / Syracuse

3. 'Company'

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown
What: Presented by Watertown Lyric Theater
Cost: Adults, $15; seniors and military, $12; children aged 10 and younger, $10
INFO: watertownlyrictheater.org

Friday & Saturday / Watertown

4. 'The Metropolitan Opera: Roberto Devereux'

When: 12:55 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Regal Cinemas, Salmon Run Mall, Arsenal St., Watertown
What: Live performance
Cost: Adults, $26; seniors, $24; children, $20
INFO: fandango.com

Saturday / Watertown

5. The Inappropriate Jesters

When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St., Alexandria Bay
What: Featuring comedians Chris Gullo and Matt Clark, with headliner Tim Joyce
Cost: $15
INFO: (800) 955-4511

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

Music

1. Patti Stanford Band

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lewis County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6912, 7752 W. State St., Lowville
What: Live music
Cost: $5
INFO: 376-2733

Saturday / Lowville

2. Tony Melendez

When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 320 W. Lynde St., Watertown
What: Live music sponsored by Watertown Catechetical Board
Cost: Free
INFO: 782-0030

Saturday / Watertown

3. Black River Concert Series: The Buskers

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lewis County Historical Society Blue Room, 7552 S. State St., Lowville
What: Live Music
Cost: Advance, $18; at the door, $20; family, $45
INFO: 376-8957

Saturday / Lowville

4. Brahms and Dvorák

When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown
What: Performed by Orchestra of Northern New York with piano soloist Paul Wyse
Cost: $22; seniors and military, $18; children, $5
INFO: 267-2277 or onny.org

Sunday / Watertown

5. University Chorus in Concert

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: St. Lawrence University: Gunnison Memorial Chapel, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton
What: Barry Torres leads the University Chorus in singing music of the 1960s with Barb Heller, guest artist
Cost: Free
INFO: 229-5184 or stlawu.edu/music/event/univeristy-chorus

Sunday / Canton

Learning

1. Giant Pumpkin Planting Workshop

When: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fairgrounds, 85 E. Barney St., Gouverneur
What: Instruction led by Christine Erdman and Lyle Hotis, pumpkin growers, and Paul Hetzler, Cornell horticulture educator
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 276-5199

Saturday / Gouverneur

2. Living Library Program

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Canton Free Library, 8 Park St., Canton
What: This year’s theme is The History of Canton and Vicinity
Cost: Free
INFO: 386-3712 or www.cantonfreelibrary.org/livinglibrary

Saturday / Canton

3. Bridge Building Workshop

When: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Clarkson University Bookstore, 39 Market St., Potsdam
What: Recommended for children in grades three to six
Cost: $10
INFO: clear@potsdam.edu or 267-2167

Saturday / Potsdam

4. Probiotics: What, Why and How

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Canton, exact location upon registration
What: Hands-on program and a nourishing light meal
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 347-4223 or locallivingventure.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=264

Saturday / Canton

5. Introduction to Stained Glass

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: SLC Arts, Downtown Snell Hall, 2nd floor, 41 Elm St., Potsdam
What: Introductory to Stained Glass with Scott Ouderkirk
Cost: Members, $87; nonmembers, $104
INFO: 265-6860 or www.slcartscouncil.org

Sunday / Potsdam

Get Moving

1. Spring Into Health 5K

When: 8 a.m. Saturday
Where: Lewis County General Hospital, 7785 N. State St., Lowville
What: Proceeds support an Uncle Sam’s boat tour for LCGH nursing home
Cost: $25
INFO: 376-5110

Saturday / Lowville

2. 13th Annual Polaris Snirt Run

When: 8 a.m. Saturday
Where: Sno-Pals Groomer Barn, 509 State Route 177, Barnes Corners
What: Bring canned good as donation to go to Lewis County Food Pantry
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 688-4645

Saturday / Barnes Corners

3. Fourth Annual Bowling Tournament

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Theresa Bowl, 38530 NY-37, Theresa
What: Benefits the Oxbow Volunteer Fire Company
Cost: $20 per team
INFO: Angie Walsh, 287-9117, or Dave Wilcox, 628-5614

Saturday / Theresa

4. 5k Walk/Run for Wishes

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Clarkson University: Cheel Campus Center and Arena, Clarkson Avenue, Potsdam
What: Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York
Cost: $20; Clarkson students, $15
INFO: 775-6962 or clarksonwalkforwishes.kintera.org

Saturday / Potsdam

5. Mission Steps Walk & Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day

When: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday
Where: Salmon Run Mall, 21182 Salmon Run Mall Loop W., Watertown
What: MS Resources of CNY, a local not-for-profit health agency, hosts the Annual Mission Steps Walk and MS Awareness Day
Cost: $35; children aged 12 and younger, $30
INFO: 438-4790 or www.msresources.org

Sunday / Watertown

Five Things Friday even calendar – April 8

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Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. 13th Annual Spring Fling

When: 6 p.m. Friday
Where: Watertown Elks Lodge, 728 Bradley St., Watertown
What: Includes hors d’oeurvres, dinner, cash bar, silent and live auctions, and live piggy bank auction.
Cost: $25
INFO: 788-1787 or newdaychidlrenscenter.com

Friday / Watertown

2. Kripalu Book Signing & Tasting Event

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center, 14029 US Route 11, Adams Center
What: Local authors of “For The Love of Food and Yoga” will be on-site to sign books. There will be free recipe tastings, tea and a raffle.
Cost: Fre
INFO: 583-5500 or kripaluyogaandwellnesscenter.org

Friday / Adams Center

3. Craft and Vendor Fair

When: 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Carthage American Legion Post 789, 415 West St., Carthage
What: Also includes a chicken barbecue, hot dogs and hamburgers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that benefits the WCTA bus.
Cost: Free admission
INFO: 586-2657

Saturday / Carthage

4. Town of Croghan 175th Anniversary Celebration

When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Town of Croghan Municipal Office, 9882 Route 126, Beaver Falls
What: Speakers to talk about the life of the town and village namesake George Croghan
Cost: Free
INFO: 346-1212

Saturday / Beaver Falls

5. Spring Boat Show

When: 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Cerow Recreation Park Arena and Town Barn, 615 E. Line Road, Clayton
What: The boat show lasts all weekend
Cost: Adults, $4; youth, $2; children aged 8 and younger, free
INFO: 1000islands-clayton.com/boatshow or 686-3771

All Weekend / Clayton

Performance

1. Hypnotist Brian Eslick

When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Robert R. and Jean S. Sturtz Theater, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown
What: Hypnotist
Cost: Free
INFO: sunyjefferson.edu

Friday / Watertown

2. 'Mary Poppins'

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Indian Lake Theater, 13 E. Main Street, Indian Lake
What: Live performance
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 648-5950 or indianlaketheater.org

Friday / Indian Lake

3. 'The Christians'

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

Friday / Syracuse

4. 'The Sunshine Boys'

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

Friday / Syracuse

5. 'Godspell'

When: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St., Alexandria Bay
What: Musical
Cost: Adults, $12; students, $10
INFO: ktaylor@alexandriacentral.org

Friday & Saturday / Alexandria Bay

Music

1. Music in the Vineyard

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Venditti Vineyards, 42780 New Connecticut Road, Theresa
What: Free music, fine wine, sangria and local beer
Cost: Free
INFO: 287-0500 or vendittivineyards.com

Friday / Theresa

2. Nelson Brothers Band

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lewis County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6912, 7752 W. State St., Lowville
What: Live music
Cost: $5
INFO: 376-2733

Saturday / Lowville

3. Aerosmith Tribute Band Benefit Concert

When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Savory Café, 300 Washington St., Watertown
What: Benefits the Jefferson County SPCA
Cost: $15
INFO: 788-0272

Saturday / Watertown

4. Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Commons, 4350 Euphrates River Valley Road, Fort Drum
What: live music, food and live auctions to support the North Country Spouses Club’s Community Outreach Grants and Scholarships program. RSVP required.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: (910) 728-8672 or northcountryspousesclub.com

Saturday / Fort Drum

5. Bangers & Mash with The Fraser Family

When: 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: The TAUNY Center, 53 Main Street, Canton
What: Special lunch and concert by Ebby Fraser to benefit TAUNY
Cost: Concert, suggested $10-20 donation; lunch, $7
INFO: 386-4289 or tauny.org

Sunday / Canton

Learning

1. Spring Genealogy Course for Beginners

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Franklin County Historical & Museum Society, 51 Milwaukee Street, Malone
What: Explains how to begin to search for and document your ancestors
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: (518) 483-2750 or franklinhistory.org

Friday / Malone

2. Painting Yoga Party

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Dobisky Visitors’ Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg
What: Yoga, wine tasting and a take-home art project sponsored by Remington Art Museum
Cost: Museum members, $20; nonmembers, $25
INFO: 393-2425 or mflack@fredericremington.org

Friday / Ogdensburg

3. Make A Large Entertainment Basket

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Create a basket out of a solid wood base and a combination of natural and dyed reed
Cost: $115
INFO: 369-6411 or viewarts.org

Saturday / Old Forge

4. Boater Safety Course

When: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Clayton Fire Department, 855 Graves St., Clayton
What: Sponsored by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Cost: $35
INFO: 486-5230

Saturday / Clayton

5. Fifth Annual Garrett W. Loomis Fire Safety Seminar

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Robert R. and Jean S. Sturtz Theater, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown
What: Incident Scene Safety: Leadership and Accountability
Cost: Free
INFO: sunyjefferson.edu/node/3426

Saturday / Watertown

Family

1. Robot Zone Workshop

When: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Clarkson University Bookstore, 39 Market St., Potsdam
What: Workshop for children aged 1 to 8
Cost: $10
INFO: 261-4432 or northcountrychildrensmuseum.org

Saturday / Potsdam

2. Claire's Fitness Fun Day

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Norwood Norfolk Central School, 7852 State Highway 56, Norwood
What: Includes zumba, hockey, jiujitsu, basket ball, and taekwondo, as well as face painting and crafts
Cost: $5
INFO: 212-2846 or clairesfitnessfunday.passioncff.org/

Saturday / Norwood

3. Self-Defense Family Karate Class

When: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: St. Mary’s Elementary School, 2 Powers St., Canton
What: Led by black belt instructors
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 386-3029 or americankangdukwon.org

Saturday / Canton

4. Family Day

When: 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse
What: Explore the galleries and then join in art making for the entire family
Cost: Free
INFO: 474-6064

Saturday / Syracuse

5. Sunday Funday

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse
What: Hands-on crafts, games and more
Cost: Donations welcome
INFO: 474-6064

Sunday / Syracuse