Five Things Friday – June 26

Happy Friday!

Art exhibits

1. Exhibit opening

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: The Gibson Gallery, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Nearly 100 pieces of artwork by more than 50 local artists who are members of SLC Arts. Exhibit planned to run through July 31.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Gallery, 267-3290; SLC Arts, 265-6860.

Friday / Potsdam

2. Exhibit: Wedding Dresses and Organization Outfits

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pulaski Historical Society, 3428 Maple Ave., Pulaski.
What: Showcasing 1870s to 1970s wedding fashions from Pulaski, and local sports and organization uniforms and team photos. Exhibit planned through Monday, Aug. 31.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Historical society, 298-4650 or phspulaski@aol.com.

Saturday / Pulaski

3. Multi-exhibit opening reception

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge.
What: For seven new exhibitions: For the Birds; The National Side of Things: the Wildlife Art of David Kiehm; Melissa Groo: Glorious Birds; Heikki Jaason: 606 Birdhouses; Susan Luther Kiesel: Wild Wings; Ed Williams: Wildlife; and Obsessive Construction the Strip Mall Arts of Nate Katz.
Cost: Exhibit admission: $10; members, $5.
INFO: View, 369-6411.

Saturday / Old Forge

4. Exhibit: The St. Lawrence: Our River, Our Islands

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St., Clayton.
What: Sponsored by Thousand Islands Arts Center and Save the River, photography exhibition of works by Chris Murray. Exhibit planned through Sunday, July 5. All photos sold benefit Save The River and the arts center.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: TI Arts Center, 686-4123.

All weekend / Clayton

5. Exhibit: Rising from the Ashes: A Journey to Healing

When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. all weekend.
Where: Bay House Artisans Gallery, 21 James St., Alexandria Bay.
What: Second annual River Community Wellness Soldier Art Exhibit, planned exhibition through Friday, July 3.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Gallery, 778-5968.

All weekend / Alexandria Bay

See “The St. Lawrence: Our River, Our Islands” at the Thousand Islands Arts center, Clayton, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The photography exhibition of works by Chris Murray is sponsored by Thousand Islands Arts Center and Save the River.

See “The St. Lawrence: Our River, Our Islands” at the Thousand Islands Arts center, Clayton, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The photography exhibition of works by Chris Murray is sponsored by Thousand Islands Arts Center and Save the River.

Community events

1. Sampling Syracuse food tours

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Through downtown Syracuse.
What: Three-hour guided tour includes stops at restaurants such as Pastabilities, Freedom of Espresso, Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant, Gannon’s Isle Ice Cream and more.
Cost: $39.
INFO: Syracuse Food Tours, (800) 979-3370 or (212) 209-3370.

Saturday / Syracuse

2. Home show

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Happy Hollow Campgrounds recreation hall, 4531 state Route 410, Lowville.
What: Home show to feature Pampered Chef, Party Lite and more. Raffle scheduled for 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit kids at the campground.
Cost: Call for details.
INFOHappy Hollow Campground, 376-4345.

Saturday / Lowville

3. Homeowner workshop

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Indian River Lakes Conservancy, Burns Road, Redwood.
What: Sponsored by Indian River Lakes Conservancy. Featuring Candace Balmer, RCAP Solutions, on the importance of effective waste water treatment, and Steve Wilson, The Private Well Class, on how wells work.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Conservancy, 482-4757 or indianriverlakes@gmail.com.

Saturday / Redwood

4. Community vendors expo

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Sackets Harbor American Legion, 209 Ambrose St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Concession stand will be available.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: American Legion, 646-3530.

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

5. Garden tour

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Throughout Lowville.
What: Details, including garden tour stops addresses, found at Lowville Free Library.
Cost: $10.
INFO: Library, 376-2131.

Sunday / Lowville

Music performances

Dwight Yoakam performs 7 p.m. Fridayat Jefferson Community Collegeas part of Car-Freshner/FX Caprara Chrysler 2015 Summer Concert Series.

Dwight Yoakam performs 7 p.m. Fridayat Jefferson Community Collegeas part of Car-Freshner/FX Caprara Chrysler 2015 Summer Concert Series.

1. Dwight Yoakam

When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: McVean Gymnasium, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown.
What: Part of Car-Freshner/FX Caprara Chrysler 2015 Summer Concert Series, presented by Disabled Persons Action Organization and Watertown Savings Bank.
Cost: $49; preferred seating, $59.
INFO: DPAO, 782-0044.

Friday / Watertown

2. Lee Ann Womack

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Country music artist to perfom.
Cost: $45 to $55.
INFO: Opera house, 686-2200.

Saturday / Clayton

3. Red Hedgehog Trio

When: 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Saranac United Methodist Church, 8 UMC Road, Saranac.
What: With Boston-based musicians Marina Krickler, horn, Marji Gere, violin, and Dan Sedgwick, piano.
Cost: $15; children 14 and younger, free.
INFO: Church, (518) 891-3473.

Sunday / Saranac

4. Thirsty Coyotes

When: 7 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Old Forge Lakefront, Old Forge.
What: Part of the Summer Concert Series. Country, rock and blues music. Bring a chair or blanket. Sponsored by Town of Webb.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Town of Webb, 369-6983.

Sunday / Old Forge

5. Madrid Bluegrass River Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Madrid Community Center, Madrid.
What: Featuring live music, workshops, fireworks and more. Camping available.
Cost: Friday, $10; Saturday, $20; Sunday, $10; weekend pass, $35; camping, $8.
INFO: Festival; Tammy Hawkins, 323-5060 or 322-4341.

All weekend / Madrid

 

Country music artist Lee Ann Womack slated to perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Opera House.

Country music artist Lee Ann Womack slated to perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Opera House.

Outdoor

1. Treads for a Cure Run/Walk

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Adirondack International Speedway, Artz Road, New Bremen.
What: Registration slated for 9;30 a.m.; 5K run/walk, 10 a.m. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society.
Cost: $25.
INFO: Facebook event page; bbuell@brcsd.org, 286-3903; ecampeau@live.com, 286-9898; paflint@frontier.com, 346-6480.

Saturday / New Bremen

2. Butterflies at the Nature Center

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Indian Creek Nature Center, Rensselear Falls.
What: Discuss butterfly life histories, plants they lay eggs on, where they get nectar from and special adaptations.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Leader Steven Daniel, (585) 732-7095.

Saturday / Rensselear Falls

3. Wounded Warrior Golf tournament

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Emerald Greens Golf Course, 1486 Route 11, Gouverneur.
What: Sponsored by Gouverneur American Legion Post 65. Tee time scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $50, includes cart, fees, hamburger and hot dogs at turn and chicken barbecue following event.
INFO: Golf course, 287-4497, or American Legion, 287-4590.

Saturday / Gouverneur

4. Canoe/Kayak the Marsh

When: 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Where: DEC’s middle access road, County Route 14, Rensselaer Falls.
What: Bring own canoe/kayak, life jackets and whistle.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Leader, Tom Vandewater and Mark Lee, 265-2723.

Sunday / Rensselaer Falls

5. Cerroni Memorial 5k run/walk

When: 7 a.m. Sunday.
Where: 101 Public Works Drive, Black River.
What: Hosted by Michael Cerroni Foundation, Inc. Registration slated for 7 a.m.; race start, 9 a.m.; awards ceremony, 10 a.m.
Cost: $30.
INFO: Michael J. Cerroni Memorial Run/Walk.

Sunday / Black River

Community events

1. 50th anniversary and rededication of city hall

When: 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Watertown City Hall, 245 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Refreshments following ceremony.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Jeffrey E. Graham, 785-7720.

Friday / Watertown

2. 41st annual St. James Fair

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Where: St. James Catholic Church, 327 West St., Carthage.
What: Rides, food, entertainment, Reptiles Forever, DJ.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Church, 493-3224.

Friday & Saturday / Carthage

3. Strawberry festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society Museum, Stone Mills, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: Family activities, camping available, concession stand, museum open.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Museum, 658-2353.

Saturday / LaFargeville

4. Family picnic fun day

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Crary Mills Playground, corner of County Route 35 and Post Road, Crary Mills.
What: Hosted by Crary Mills Playground Association.
Cost: Admission and games free, donations accepted.
INFO: Lily, 261-0510, Stephanie, 261-8181, or crarymillsplayground@outlook.com.

Sunday / Crary Mills

5. Mt. Carmel Feast

When: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday; 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 850 Arsenal St., Watertown.
What: Live entertainment: Friday, Les Gates; Saturday, Nick Mulpagano; and Sunday, Fred and the Eds. Rides, concessions, Sunday night fireworks, Sunday afternoon religious procession.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: St. Anthony’s parish office, 782-1190.

All weekend / Watertown

Need more NNY? Check out the Watertown Daily Times event calendar for the full list.

 

Summer 2015: The NNY Life

A bittersweet farewell to the great north country

Columnist Katie Stokes

Columnist Katie Stokes

In preparing for this, my final column for NNY Living, I went down a bit of a thesaurus rabbit hole searching for a synonym for the word bittersweet. [Read more…]

Summer 2015: Today’s Gardner

A few tried and true tips to grow healthy tomatoes

Columnist Brian Hallett

Columnist Brian Hallett

Few of us plant vegetable gardens out of need any longer, unless you count the need for a sun-warmed tomato. You can grow tomatoes in a pot on the patio or a half-acre vegetable patch. Either way, the rewards are great. All the clichés about tomatoes warm from the sun from grandmother’s garden can’t take away from the fact that no tomato tastes quite as good as one fresh from the vine, eaten with your feet still standing on the soil covering the roots. Here are some tips for coaxing the best out of your tomato plants. [Read more…]

Summer 2015: History

Region takes flight

Capt. Frank Burnside, far right, was the first to successfully pilot an airplane in Northern New York. His flights occurred at the Jefferson County Fair in September 1913. A crowd of more than 3,000 witnessed  as Capt. Burnside and his Thomas airplane took off from the exhibition field, soared to a cruising altitude of 2,000 feet, and reached an astounding 50 mph, before safely landing on the makeshift airstrip. Photo courtesy earlyaviators.com.

Capt. Frank Burnside, far right, was the first to successfully pilot an airplane in Northern New York. His flights occurred at the Jefferson County Fair in September 1913. A crowd of more than 3,000 witnessed as Capt. Burnside and his Thomas airplane took off from the exhibition field, soared to a cruising altitude of 2,000 feet, and reached an astounding 50 mph, before safely landing on the makeshift airstrip. Photo courtesy earlyaviators.com.

Capt. Frank Burnside first to pilot north country skies

By Lenka P. Walldroff

It may surprise some visitors to learn that the north country boasts a number of international airports. Here in Watertown, the “International” in “Watertown International Airport” has raised a few eyebrows, but small as it may be, our humble airport gets the job done, ferrying passengers to and from Northern New York to destinations around the world. Eyebrows and square footage aside, north country airports are but a whisper in the region’s long-standing relationship with aviation. [Read more…]

Five Things Friday – June 19

Happy Friday! This weekend is packed with fun events and activities. Enjoy!

Festivals

1. Family Fest

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Island View Park Pavilion, Waddington.
What: Donna Miller, Laura Burnett and Bob Miller present the opening concert in the event dedicated to families and family life.
Cost: Free admission; donations accepted.
INFO: Waddington Chamber of Commerce, 388-4079.

Friday / Waddington

2. Keb' Mo'

When: 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.
What: Part of Gala 2015, Syracuse Stage’s annual fundraiser. Doors scheduled for 8:45 p.m.; show, 9 p.m.
Cost: $45; students, $40.
INFO: Syracuse Stage, 443-2709 or 443-3275.

Friday / Syracuse

3. Strawberry Festival

When: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Sixtown House, 33 E. Church St., Adams.
What: Sponsored by South Jefferson Historical Association. Includes food, silent auction, craft and hobby show, petting zoo, children’s games and activities, vintage equipment displays and demonstrations. Ripley House Museum scheduled open for tours noon to 3 p.m. each day.
Cost: Call for pricing details.
INFO: 767-1295.

Friday & Saturday / Adams

4. Family Fun Day

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Boldt Castle, Alexandria Bay.
What: Sponsored by WPBS and Boldt Castle.  Meet your favorite PBS character, activities, gifts for the children, face painting and more.
Cost: $8.50; ages 6 to 12, $6; ages 5 and younger, free; military discount available.
INFO: Boldt Castle, 482-9724.

Saturday / Boldt Castle

5. Summer Solstice party

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Heritage Park, between bridges on Main Street, Canton.
What: Live music, desserts, beverages, cash bar.  Benefits maintenance of Heritage Park.
Cost: $20; children accompanied by adult, free.
INFO: Grasse River Heritage, ccoakley3@yahoo.com or 854-0887.

Sunday / Canton

Family Fest is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Island View Park Pavilion, Waddington. Donna Miller, Laura Burnett and Bob Miller present the opening concert in the event dedicated to families and family life.

Family Fest is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Island View Park Pavilion, Waddington. Donna Miller, Laura Burnett and Bob Miller present the opening concert in the event dedicated to families and family life.

Food

1. Farmers market

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Forest Park Pavilion, Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville.
What: Local food and goods.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Facebook page.

Saturday / Lowville

2. Farmers market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ives Park, Potsdam.
What: Local food and goods.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Facebook page.

Saturday / Potsdam

3. Ladies Day Out

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: K & J Spirits, 8722 Noble St., Evans Mills.
What: Free wine tastings, samples and demonstrations from Venditti Vineyards, Bella-Brooke Vineyards, Thirty-One handbags, Jamberry Nails and Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Facebook event page.

Saturday / Evans Mills

4. Annual clam bake

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Evans Mills Fire Department, 8615 Leray St., Evans Mills.
What: Steamed clams, salt potatoes, clam chowder, sausage and steak sandwiches, chicken. DJ and karaoke.
Cost: $25.
INFO: Doc, 486-1032; Vicki Newberry, 771-3534.

Saturday / Evans Mills

5. Father's Day breakfast

When: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: St. Mary’s Parish Center, 769 Gale Road, Brushton.
What: Sponsored by St. Mary’s Catholic Church events committee. Eggs, bacon, sausage, hash, home fries, pancakes, French toast, homemade donuts, toast, coffee, tea, juice and milk.
Cost: Adults, $8; seniors, $7; ages 6 to 12, $4; ages 5 and younger, free; immediate family of 5 or more, $25.
INFO: Church, 518-529-6580.

Sunday / Brushton

Music

1. Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Gould Hall, View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Acoustic treatment of bluegrass. Advance sale ticket purchase recommended.
Cost: $15.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411 or info@viewarts.org.

Friday / Old Forge

2. Bill Smith

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Meetinghouse Museum, 696 E. DeKalb Road, DeKalb Junction.
What: Adirondack teller of tales and singer of songs.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Linda Batt, 344-6592 or linda.batt06@gailmail.com.

Saturday / DeKalb Junction

3. Bee Children

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Russell Theatre, Russell Town Hall, 4 Pestle St., Russell.
What: Canton group plays range of original pop, folk-rock and agit-folk songs. Includes light refreshments, 50/50 raffle.
Cost: Donation.
INFO: Tess Eells, 347-2358; Russell Theatre.

Saturday / Russell

4. Bollywood concert

When: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Storer Auditorium, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse.
What: To benefit Nepal earthquake victims. Tea, sodas and Indian snacks for purchase.
Cost: $25.
INFO: Pravin Gupta, 491-9271.

Sunday / Syracuse

5. Carbon Doxology and Nick Brizee

When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Frink Park pavilion, 517 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Part of Summer Sunset Series.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Sunday Sunset Series Facebook page.

Sunday / Clayton

Bee Children plan to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Where: Russell Theatre

Bee Children plan to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Russell Theatre

Shopping

1. Fundraiser garage sale

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Yoga Loft, 30 Court St., Canton.
What: To benefit Yoga Loft.
Cost: N/A.
INFO: Yoga Loft, info@yoga-loft.org or 605-8637.

Friday & Saturday / Canton

2. Annual book and attic treasure sale

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ainsworth Memorial Library, 6064 S. Main St., Sandy Creek.
What: Hosted by Friends of Ainsworth Library.
Cost: N/A.
INFO: Friends of Ainsworth Library Facebook page.

Friday & Saturday / Sandy Creek

3. Town-wide garage sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Town of Waddington.
What: Free maps available at Town Hall, sponsored by the Waddington Fire Department Auxiliary.
Cost: N/A.
INFO: Waddington Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page.

Saturday / Waddington

4. Summer book sale

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Macsherry Library, 112 Walton St., Alexandria Bay.
What: Ongoing book sale through Labor Day of hardcover fiction and nonfiction, paperbacks, music, DVD’s and more.
Cost: Call for pricing details.
INFO: Library, 482-2241.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

5. Annual arts and crafts show

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Constable Hall, 5909 John St., Constableville.
What: Includes car show, musical entertainment, silent auction, food, quilt raffle, free hall tours and parking. Benefits Constable Hall Preservation Fund.
Cost: $4; children 12 and younger/active military, free.
INFO: Constable Hall; Mary, 397-2771.

Sunday / Constableville

Outside

1. The Longest Day

When: 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Stone Presbyterian Church, 140 Chestnut St., Watertown.
What: Supports the Alzheimer’s Association. Organized by Seniors Helping Seniors. Registration slated for 7:30 a.m.; 5K run, 8:30 a.m.; 23-mile bike ride; 10:30 a.m.; 3.25-mile fun bike/run following start of 25 mile ride.
Cost: $25.
INFO: Joanne at Seniors Helping Seniors, 405-4950.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Anna Gert Arthur memorial walk

When: 8:45 a.m. Saturday.
Where: William H. Bush Memorial Library, 5605 Whittaker Road, Martinsburg.
What: Meet at 8:45 a.m.; walk at 9 a.m.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Nelson Schwartzentruber, 376-2972.

Saturday / Martinsburg

3. Biking for Books

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Morley Wesleyan Church, 7254 County Route 27, Canton.
What: Morley Library Association to host 31-mile ride. Registration slated for 9 a.m.
Cost: $25.
INFO: John Beaudette, 386-5235; Morley Library Facebook.

Saturday / Canton

4. Annual draft horse show

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Museum, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: Four horse teams with wagon pulling and two horse teams.
Cost: Admission with parking, $5; admission, parking and raffle, $10.
INFO: Matt, 771-4401; museum, 658-2353.

Saturday / LaFargeville

5. Grace Peak Celebration

When: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: North Hudson Town Park, Park Road, North Hudson.
What: Celebration of the official naming of Grace Peak in honor of Grace Hudowalski, first woman to climb the 46 High Peaks. Sponsored by the Adirondack Forty-Sixers and the Town of North Hudson. Includes food, drinks, music, games and more.
Cost: Donations accepted to benefit Town of North Hudson Fire Department and ADK Summit Steward Program.
INFO: Adirondack Forty-Sixers.

Saturday / North Hudson

The annual draft horse show is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Northern New York Agricultural Museum.

The annual draft horse show is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Northern New York Agricultural Museum.

Need more NNY? Check out the Watertown Daily Times calendar for an extensive event listing.

Five Things Friday – June 12

Happy Friday! Here are 25 ways to celebrate life in the north country.

Food

1. Workshop: Kimchi and Kombucha: Kitchen Meditation Through Fermentation

When: 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Hannawa Falls, near Potsdam.
What: With Marc Porcaro.
Cost: Suggested donation of $27; couple, $50; students, $17.
INFO: Reservations and exact location: 347-4223 or locallivingventure@gmail.com.

Saturday / Hannawa Falls

2. 38th annual fly-in pancake breakfast

When: 8 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Where: Massena International Airport, 90 Aviation Road, Massena.
What: By the local Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 500 at the Town of Massena Hangar. Menu: pancakes, sausage, eggs, fresh maple syrup, milk, juice and coffee.
Cost: Adults, $7; ages 11 and younger, $4.
INFO: (518) 358-4686.

Sunday / Massena

3. Food co-op spring meeting

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Syracuse Real Food Co-op, 618 Kensington Road, Syracuse.
What: Speaker: Paula Youmell, whole food eating for healing your personal health.
INFOCo-op, 472-1385; Facebook event page.

Sunday / Syracuse

4. Bottle River Dam Mystery dinner

When: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Mike’s South of the Rock Inn, 3927 Route 56, South Colton.
What: Murder mystery dinner, with Sunday Rock Legacy Project.
Cost: $30, includes dinner, tax and gratuity
INFOInn, 262-2178.

Sunday / South Colton

5. Food and wine festival

When: 3 to 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 E. Line Road, Clayton.
What: Presented by Clayton Chamber of Commerce. Exhibitors including wineries.
Cost: $10; military, $9; children, $5; ages 11 and younger, free.
INFO: Clayton chamber, 686-3771.

All weekend / Clayton

Music

1. CSN Songs

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Sponsored by Watertown Savings Bank and WPBS. Musicians perform classic Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young songs.
Cost: $30 to $45.
INFO: Opera house, 686-2200; CSN Songs.

Friday / Clayton

2. Renewal House Music and Arts Festival

When: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Bella-Brooke Vineyard, 2989 County Route 6, Hammond.
What: Family event plans to feature live music and vendors. Benefits St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House.
Cost: $5; ages 16 to 20, $3; ages 15 and younger, free.
INFO: Renewal House, 379-9845; Vineyard, 375-3044.

Saturday / Hammond

3. Music Fest

When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pine Grove Community Church, Pine Grove and Austin Roads, Watson.
What: Music by Capo 3 and Neighborhood Rednecks, hamburgers and hot dogs, 50/50 raffle and more.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: Vicki Roy, 376-3841.

Saturday / Watson

4. Canton Goldenaires Chorus and Quartets

When: 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Russell Opera House, 4 Pestle St., Russell.
What: Annual show.
Cost: $10; ages 62 and older/students, $8.
INFO: Jim Michaelson, 386-5250; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Russell

5. Patti Stanford Band

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars, 7752 W. State St., Lowville.
What: Musical performance.
Cost: $5.
INFO: Band, mparndt@frontiernet.net or 346-6007.

Saturday / Lowville

CSN Songs plans to perform the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Clayton Opera House.

CSN Songs plans to perform the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Clayton Opera House.

Community

1. Beaver Camp auction and quilt sale

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville.
What: Food, silent auction, mud run and more. To benefit Beaver Camp.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFOBeaver Camp, 376-2640.

Friday & Saturday / Lowville

2. Belleville Fireman's Field Day

When: Beginning 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Belleville.
What: Chicken barbecue: 11 a.m., Field Day Pavilion; food tent, 9 a.m.; auction, 10 a.m.; kiddie tractor pull, 1 p.m.; firemen’s parade, 6 p.m.; entertainment by “Moving Chairs,” follows parade. Auction, games, food, soda and beer.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: Gary Lee, 771-5775, or Rusty Cotton, 846-9065.

Saturday / Belleville

3. Antique Boat Museum Family Day

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton.
What: Discount boat rides, children’s activities, US Border official forum, demonstrations, finger painting and Watertown Bucks baseball team.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Museum, 686-4104.

Saturday / Clayton

4. Classic car show and barbecue

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Dobisky’s Visitor’s Center and Marina, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg.
What: Hosted by Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce. Entertaiment, food, raffles.
Cost: Free admission.
INFOChamber, 393-3620.

Saturday / Ogdensburg

5. Fourth annual amateur sand sculpting competition

When: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Taylor Park, Miner Street Road, Canton.
What: Teams of four or less, 12 and younger or 13 and older.
Cost: Free.
INFOCanton Recreation Department, 386-3992.

Saturday / Canton

Outdoor

1. Thousand Islands Land Trust community picnic

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Zenda Farms Preserve, 38973 Zenda Farm Road, Clayton.
What: Includes children’s games and activities, live music, food and drinks.
Cost: TILT members, $12; general public, $15; ages 11 and younger, free
INFO: TILT, 686-5345.

Friday / Clayton

2. Bird walk

When: 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Indian Creek Nature Center, Route 68, Rensselaer Falls.
What: With St. Lawrence Land Trust, led by MaryBeth Wharburton. Meet at main entrance, bring water, binoculars, bug spray and sturdy shoes. In event of rain, trip is cancelled.
INFO: Land Trust.

Saturday / Rensselaer Falls

3. Run!Fun!Run!

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena Pavilion and Walking Trail, 615 E. Line Road, Clayton.
What: 5K slated to begin at 9 a.m.; family run, 10 a.m.; food, awards, face painting and games, 11 a.m. Benefits Depauville Free Library’s children’s reading room.
Cost: 5K, $25; advance 5K, $20; children 13 and younger, $10; family fun run, $5.
INFO: Library, 686-3299.

Saturday / Clayton

4. Strut Your Mutt

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Joseph Butler Pavilion, JB Wise Parking Lot, Watertown.
What: Gathering scheduled for 9 a.m.; walk starts, 10 a.m. Walk goes to proposed Factory Street Dog Park.
Cost: Suggested donation, $5.
INFO: Mayor Graham, 785-7720.

Saturday / Watertown

5. Stargazing

When: 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton.
What: Hosted by SUNY Canton and Edge on Science. Bring telescope, if owned.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Edge on Science; John Aviste, 773-5673.

Saturday / Canton

Theater

1. Snow Queen

When: 11 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake.
What: Family show plays tribute to Hans Christian Andersen’s short story that inspired Disney’s Frozen.
Cost: General admission, $10; ages 4 and younger, free.
INFO: Theatre, 518-891-1854.

Saturday / Saranac Lake

2. Psychic Wilson Stevenson

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Sackets Harbor municipal building, 112 N. Broad St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Benefits Hay Memorial Library.
Cost: $15.
INFO: Library, 646-2228.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

3. Watertown Lyric Theater summer auditions

When: 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 227 Sherman St., Watertown.
What: Open auditions for upcoming performance of Avenue Q for performers ages 18 and older. Bring completed audition form. Auditions held Monday, June 15 as well. Show scheduled for late August at the Bruce Wright Memorial Conference Center.
INFO: Watertown Lyric Theater.

Sunday & Monday / Watertown

4. Carousel

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, OnCenter Complex, 800 State St., Syracuse.
What: Presented by The Red House. Music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein.
Cost: $30.
INFO: OnCenter.

All weekend / Syracuse

5. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Drama by Tennesee Williams. Directed by Roy Van Norstrand.
Cost: Friday and Saturday, $20; Sunday, $17.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

All weekend / Syracuse

Psychic Wilson Stevenson plans to be in Sackets Harbor from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdayto raise money for the Hay Memorial Library.

Psychic Wilson Stevenson plans to be in Sackets Harbor from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdayto raise money for the Hay Memorial Library.

Need more to do? Check out the Watertown Daily Times events calendar for the complete list.

 

Five Things Friday – June 5

Happy Friday! We hope you’ve had a great week. And what better way to celebrate a great week than with a fantastic weekend?

Community celebrations

1. Dairy Festival and Parade

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Agricultural displays and demonstrations, Dairy Princess Court presentations, Petting Zoo, 4-H. Parade scheduled for 7 p.m.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency, 782-5865; Facebook page.

Friday / Watertown

2. Hospice Spring Fling

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.
Where: Ryan’s Lookout, 9290 Route 3, Henderson.
What: Entertainment by Josh Weise, food, cash bar. Sponsored by Henderson/Henderson Harbor Committee. Benefits Hospice.
Cost: $18 in advance.
INFO: Penny, 938-5069 or pmgrandma@hotmail.com; hospice, 788-7323 or nparatore@jeffersonhospice.org.

Friday / Henderson

3. Salvation Army Carnival

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Salvation Army, 723 State St., Watertown.
What: Includes games, prizes, food, Operation Safe Kid, bouncy house.
Cost: Call for price details.
INFO: SA Facebook.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Street fair

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: From Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 1/2 E Main St., to Riverside Drive, Canton.
What: Sponsored by the Village Office of Economic Development, Canton Merchants’ Association and Canton Chamber of Commerce. Includes artisans, crafters, vendors and musicians.
INFO: CantonMerchants@gmail.com.

Saturday / Canton

5. 25th annual Bluegrass Festival

When: Friday and Saturday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Museum, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: Sponsored by Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Society.  Music by Fossil Creek, Amy Gallatin, Spare Change, Lake Effect Bluegrass and Smokey Green. Includes guitar raffle, pick up band contest, vendors and crafts.
Cost: $55.
INFO: TI Bluegrass, 658-2679.

Friday & Saturday / LaFargeville

Outdoors

1. Nature hike

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Meeting at corner of Uncas Road, Eagle Bay.
What: Hike to Bug Lake presented by View (Arts Center) and led by naturalist Gary Lee.
Cost: Free.
INFO: View, 369-6411, ext. 201 or info@ViewArts.org.

Saturday / Eagle Bay

2. Chippewa Creek crawl

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: 1 Gilmour Road, Brier Hill.
What: Registration slated for 10 a.m.; race, 11 a.m.
Cost: Critter crawl (1.4 miles): $10; ages 7 to 18, $5; ages 4 to 6, free; family, $30. 5K creek crawl (3.1 miles): $15; ages 7 to 18, $8.
INFO: Melanie, 355-1363 or Lawrence Kring, 323-2107.

Saturday / Brier Hill

3. National Trails Day

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Sackets Harbor.
What: War of 1812 reenactments slated for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Battlefield; ‘A Brush With History” plein air painting demonstrations, 9 a.m. to noon, Hill Street picnic pavilion; workshop, 1 to 4 p.m., Hill Street picnic pavilion; trail maintenance, meeting on Ambrose street. Bring rakes, shovels, gloves, water and appropriate clothes for maintenance.
INFO: Battlefield site, 646-3634.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

4. Fourth annual walk/run

When: 9 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Elks Lodge, 67 Elm St., Malone.
What: Registration slated for 9 a.m.; event, 10 a.m. Refreshments to follow.
Cost: $25.
INFO: 353-1015.

Sunday / Malone

5. 13th annual Dog Walk

When: 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Industrial Park, 120 Commerce Drive, Ogdensburg.
What: Registration scheduled for 12:30 to 1 p.m.; walk, 1 to 3 p.m. Benefits St. Lawrence Valley SPCA.
Cost: $25.
INFO: SPCA, 393-5191.

Sunday / Ogdensburg

Fundraisers

1. Strongest Warrior Competition

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown.
What: Registration, check in and weigh in scheduled for 8 to 9:30 a.m.; opening ceremony, 10 a.m.; competition, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; awards ceremony, 2 p.m. Face painting, balloon art, food and drawings for spectators. Benefits the Wounded Warrior Fund and College Fund.
Cost: $55.
INFO: Strongest Warrior.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Ride for Dignity

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Bill Saiff’s Westview Lodge, 13499 County Route 123, Henderson Harbor.
What: Options of 50-mile, 25-mile or 10-mile family ride to benefit ShelterBox USA. Event day registration scheduled for 7:30 a.m.; ride, 9 a.m.; meal for participants, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $40; active military, $35.
INFO: Ride for Dignity.

Saturday / Henderson Harbor

3. Walk for Youth/Family Fun Day

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Partridge Run Golf Course, 70 Sullivan Drive, Canton.
What: Walk, run, bike or rollerblade to raise funds for local teen programs through Seaway Youth for Christ.
INFO: Youth for Christ, 344-1268.

Saturday / Canton

4. Madden's 5K Color Blast Run

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Hosted by Heartbeats for Madden. Participants in 5K will be sprayed with color along course. Packet pickup scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.
Cost: $35.
INFO: Heartbeats for Madden; Jenna Mooney, 486-6966.

Saturday / Watertown

5. 11th annual Ride for Cystic Fibrosis

When: 10 a.m. Sunday.
Where: The Ole Smokehouse, 3512 County Road 14, Madrid.
What: Registration slated for 10 a.m.; ride, noon. Benefits research and therapeutics development program of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Cost: $15; doubles, $25; dinner only, $8; t-shirts, $15; per dice, $5.
INFO: “Jen” Dean, 854-0745 or jdean9@twcny.rr.com.

Sunday / Madrid

Art & music

1. Photography and Beyond exhibit opening

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake.
What: Art by Burdette Parks slated to exhibit through Tuesday, June 30.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: Artists Guild, 518-891-2615.

Friday / Saranac Lake

2. Rome Art Association exhibit opening

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd. Old Forge.
What: With music by Dan Vellone and light refreshments. Exhibit scheduled to run during library hours through Tuesday, June 30.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: Library, 369-6008.

Friday / Old Forge

3. Sky Family Celtic Revival performance

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Grace Community Church, 1077 Route 11, Moira.
What: Prince Edward Island’s premier Irish dance show.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: The Sky Family; 518-353-3437.

Friday / Moira

4. 10,000 Maniacs performance

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Folk-rock performers have been making music since 1981.
Cost: $45 to $55.
INFO: Opera house, 686-2200.

Friday / Clayton

5. The Dust Bunnies performance

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pouring Light Studios, 432 E. Main St., Malone.
What: Band performs country, blues, folk, celtic, swing and jazz.
Cost: $10.
INFO: 481-5150 or pouringlight@gmail.com.

Saturday / Malone

Learning

. Digging into Potsdam's Ancient Past: The Archaeology of our Village

When: 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Potsdam Public Museum, 2 Park St., Potsdam.
What: Presentation by Professor Timothy C. Messner of SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Anthropology on the Lehman Park dig and artifacts from the museum’s collection and annual meeting of the Friends of the Potsdam Museum.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
INFO: Museum, 265-6910.

Sunday / Potsdam

. Free tea tasting

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Green Thyme, 14056 U.S. Route 11, Adams Center.
What: Conversation about tea production and brewing.
INFO: Facebook event page.

Sunday / Adams Center

. Reading on the River festival

When: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Elementary School, 410 S. Esselstyne St., Cape Vincent.
What: The Thousand Islands Book Festival presents children’s authors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Look online for schedule.
Cost: Free parking and admission.
INFO: Book festival Facebook page; event page; 654-2480.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

. Great Adirondack Birding Celebration

When: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 7 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 Route 30, Paul Smiths.
What: Keynote speaker: Chris Rimmer, conservation biologist and founding director of Vermont Center for Ecostudies.
Cost: Three-day, $140.
INFO: Paul Smiths.

All weekend/ Paul Smiths

. Neighbor day

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Galleries open, activities, crafts, demonstrations, plein air painters, chicken barbecue, Zumba and poster sale. David Hazard lecture for writers, “Success at Publishing and Self-Publishing” slated for 1 p.m..
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: View, 369-6411, ext. 201 or info@viewarts.org.

Sunday / Old Forge

Need more events? Check out the Watertown Daily Times calendar for a complete event listing.

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