Five Things Friday – Dec. 19

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

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Five Things Friday – Dec. 12

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

Breakfast with Santa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shopping

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

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

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

Info: Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 686-3771.

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

Info: Eagles club, 782-5495.

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

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

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

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

Holiday parties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family fun

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

Info: church, 788-4920.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five Things Friday – Dec. 5

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

All kinds of art

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exercise your body and brain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit with Santa

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

Hosted by Massena Cub Scouts Pack 31.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performances

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Light up the holiday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five Things Friday – Nov. 14

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

1) Shop to Share 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2) Be Healthy, Be Happy

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

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

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

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

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

3) Appreciate the Arts

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

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

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

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

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

4) Bend Your Brain

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

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

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

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

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

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

5) Think About Theater

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

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

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

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

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

Presented by Canton Thespians.

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

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

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

Have a great weekend!

Five Things Friday – Nov. 7

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Five Things Friday – Oct. 31

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Five Things Friday!

Happy Halloween! And, of course, happy Friday. This weekend brings a change of clocks (fall back), perhaps a few flakes of snow and a whole slew of fun happenings around the north country. Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom and check out the map!

1) First up this week we have (you guessed it) Halloween events. Today, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., you can visit the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., Old Forge, for a Halloween Costume Contest and Party. Prizes will be awarded in both adult and children’s costume categories. There will be photos, refreshments and craft making. For more information, call the library at 369-6008. What’s Halloween without trick or treating? If the weather proves foul, take your little ghosts and fairies to the Mall-O-Ween “All Treats” Event tonight at Salmon Run Mall, 21182 Salmon Run Mall Loop West, Watertown. Mall-wide trick or treating is from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; photos by Creative Imaging and activity center by Fidelis Care New York are from 4 to 7 p.m. in the center court. A portion of the photo proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. If you happen to be trick or treating around the St. Lawrence University area tonight, be sure to stop at their Theme Cottages! From 4 to 6 p.m., theme cottage residences identified by bright yellow paper pumpkins hung in front of the houses will welcome community trick-or-treaters. A few of the cottages included are the LIGHThouse, 17 College St., Canton; Habitat for Humanity, 50 Park St., Canton; Black Student Union, 52 Park St., Canton. For a complete list, click here. For more information, contact the SLU Office of Residence Life at 229-5250. After the kids are asleep and the babysitter arrives, head over to the Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St., Alexandria Bay, for the Monster Mash, from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be live music, and don’t worry – no costumes required. For more information, call the resort at 482-4511. If you’re a further south and a fan of the costume option, you can attend the 9th Annual Halloween Costume Party at The Paddock Club, 1 Public Square, Watertown, from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The Club will offer drink specials. There is no cover. The bar opens at 2 p.m., and will close at 2 a.m.; the kitchen will be open until 9 p.m. For more information, call The Paddock Club at 786-6633. Today and tomorrow, Thousand Islands Winery, 43298 Seaway Ave., Alexandria Bay, is hosting a Halloween Weekend. Costumes are encouraged. On Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m., you can get a psychic reading from Wilson Stevenson. The cost for the reading is $5. The winery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact the winery at 482-9306 or info@thousandislandswinery.com.

2) This weekend holds an interesting array of musical events. Tonight at Helen M. Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., the Crane Clarinet Choir is holding their Halloween Concert at 7:30. The choir will perform everything from Romantic classics to rock and roll anthems. The concert is free and open to the public. Can’t make it up there? View it on their website here. For more information, contact Alexandra Jacobs at 267-2718. This evening, you can check out the SoundSandBox at Launders Underground, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, at 8 p.m. The ensemble, directed by David Henderson, will provide live accompaniment to the 1927 silent film “The Cat and the Canary.” The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the university at 229-5184. Join in a Latin Dance Party tomorrow from 9 p.m. to midnight at Between the Buns Sports Bar, 6 Elm St., Potsdam. Salsa dance lessons will be offered from 9 to 10 p.m., and then the dance party begins. The event will feature the Crane Latin Ensemble. There will be a cash bar and equal exchange chocolate sale. Tickets are $12; $7, students. Tickets are available at Northern Music, 29 Market St., Potsdam, Nature’s Storehouse, 21 Main St., Canton, and at the door. Proceeds will benefit Little River Community School. For more information, call the school at 379-9474. Next up, we have a great Halloween season tradition: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be showing at 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Clayton Opera House,  405 Riverside Drive, Clayton. You’re invited to dress up as your favorite character. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will benefit the Watertown Urban Mission. The event is sponsored by Rainbow International, Music for Mission and Community Broadcasters. For more information, contact the opera house at 686-2200.

3) This weekend brings a couple art events. This Sunday is the last day you can catch the “What Now” exhibit of photographs by Eleanor Sweeney at the Adirondack Artist Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call the guild at 518-891-2615. In terms of art creation for the younger generation, you and yours can attend Art with the Animals at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, 1 Thompson Park, Watertown, on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. The kids can create an art or craft project inspired by the zoo animals. The cost is $7; members, $5. For information or to register, contact the zoo at 782-6180. Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 Route 30, Paul Smiths,  is hosting an opening reception for “What the Rocks Remember,” paintings by Sandra Hildreth and photographs by Karla Brieant, from 2 to 5 p.m. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays. For more information, call the visitor center at 518-327-6241.

4) What’s a weekend in the north country without a few craft fairs? Tomorrow the Altar Rosary Society of St. Patrick’s Church is holding their Holiday Craft Fair at Knights of Columbus, 138 County Route 50, Brasher Falls, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be available. There is free parking. Admission is $1; students, 50 cents; children 4 and younger, free. The Women’s Organization Craft Fair is also tomorrow. This event is at Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; enter through the gym only. The event will benefit scholarship given annually. Admission is $2; $1, with JCC student ID. For more information, contact the college at 786-2200. If you’re in Philadelphia tomorrow, you can stop by the 4th Annual North Country Department Store at Indian River Middle School, off Route 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include local shop owners, service providers, artisans, farmers and producers. There will be drawings for gifts from vendors at the show. For more information, call 786-0284. Last up for craft events is the Potsdam Winter Market, which is tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Cheel Arena, Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam. For more information, contact Laura Popielski at 716-725-7782 or email thepotsdamfarmersmaket@gmail.com.

5) The last on the list this week is brain food. Today from 1 to 2 p.m. is a Webinar for National Bioenergy Day, hosted by professor Philip K. Hopke at CAMP Room  175, Clarkson University, Potsdam. The lecture is “Advancing the Use of Wood Pellets as an Important Residential and Commercial Fuel.” For more information on how to view from home, click here. This is the last weekend to browse through Flower Memorial Library‘s Book Sale at 229 Washington St., Watertown. The sale is cash only and the prices are as follows: books, $1; paper backs, 50 cents; children’s books, 25 cents. The sale takes place during library hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. A bag sale begins tomorrow. For more information, call the library at 785-7705. During the Women’s Organization Craft Fair tomorrow, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and greet children’s book author Richard Mickelson, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown. Mr. Michelson wrote such book as “The Wizard of OZ, Where Is He Now?,” “Richie and the Baby Girl,” “Richie the Teddy Bear Gets a Puppy,” “Richie’s Glorious Valentine Adventure,” “Richie the Teddy Bear’s Amazing Halloween Adventure,” “Richie and the Baby Boy,” “Richie the Teddy Bear Who Saved Christmas” and “The Frog Who Jumped Over the Moon.” For more information, call 405-458-5642 or email Michelle Whitman at michelle@keymgc.com. If you’d like to review your own work with fellow writers of all ages and genres, you can attend Cape Vincent Art Council‘s Poets and Writers INK tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cape Vincent Community Library, 157 N. Real St. For more information, call Liz Kelly at 654-2413. If you happen to be in the Philadelphia area tomorrow, there’s another book signing happening: Dave Shampine and Daniel T. Boyer will be signing for their book “The Jefferson County Egan Murders, Nightmare on New Year’s Eve 1964,” at the Indian River Middle School, 3 Sand St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clarkson is holding another lecture tomorrow, at 11 a.m., entitled  “Facebook, Twitter, Smart Phone, iPod, TV, Red Bull: Now I’m Ready to Study.” Art Bell, Clarkson University director of Center for Excellence and Learning, will be speaking on the topic as part of the Teaching Effectiveness Conference at St. Lawrence University. For more information, contact Ben Dixon at bdixon@stlawu.edu. What’s better than feeding your brain AND keeping that brain locally minded? Tomorrow is the deadline for the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce‘s essay contest, “Why Shop Local and Support Local Business.” Submit your 500-word essay sharing insight on importance of shopping local to Sara Carpenter. She can be reached at 788-4400 or marketing@watertownny.com. Finally, we’ve got a nature activity for you – a sound body is a sound mind, right? Tomorrow, Robert Moses State Park, 19 Robinson Bay Road, Massena, is hosting a Fall Walk at its Nature Center, from 1 to 3 p.m. This hike is going to be guided by naturalist Tanya Spicer. It’s going to be a chilly weekend, so don’t forget to dress for the weather! To preregister or get more information, contact the Nature Center at 705-5022 or ncrebirth@yahoo.com.

Those are just a handful of all the fun things going on in the north country this weekend! As always, have a fun and safe time, and send us your events for next weekend!

Five Things Friday – Oct. 24

Welcome to Friday! It officially feels and looks like fall, but that’s ok… Halloween’s in a week! So this weekend we have quite a few Halloween festivities, some fun music events, a surprising amount of outdoor events (we’re Northern New Yorkers – the cold weather doesn’t scare us), craft sales and benefits. So dig in and get involved in the north country this weekend!

1) First up we have Halloween activities. Tonight, the Wead Library, 64 Elm St., Malone, is showing Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” for free at 6 p.m. Bring your own snacks. For more information, call (518) 483-5251. If movies aren’t your thing, there’s also a Pumpkin Party happening in Malone tonight. All are welcome at the First Congregational Church, 2 Clay Street, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., to join in on the food, fun, games and prizes. The event is free for children ages 4 to 12. For more information, call (518) 483-3950. Also tonight, you can go on a Haunted Hayride in Remington Park, Fort Drum, from 6 to 10 p.m. There is a free shuttle to the park by the MaGrath Sports Complex, Bldg. P-10050, Fort DrumThe event invites people to walk through a haunted pavilion, creepy animal exhibit, presented by New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, bonfire and marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, cookies, doughnuts; children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a parent. The event is free. For more information, call 772-8222 or 772-5169. If you’re in the mood for historical fright, head over to St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 200 E. Main St., Sackets Harbor, tonight and tomorrow night for a Haunted Walk of Sackets Harbor. Guides leave the church every 15 minutes, rain or shine, from 6 to 9 p.m., on a walking tour of Sackets Harbor’s darker past with stories of bloody battles, ghosts, graves and hangings. Please be advised this event is not suitable for children 9 and younger. The cost is$5; students, 10 to 17, $3. The Paddock Arcade is also hosting a haunting tonight and tomorrow. From 6 to 9 p.m. today, asl well as 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, you can stop by the Classic Creepy Creatures Haunted House. The cost is $5. If you’re in Evans Mills and in need of some Halloween haunting, you can stop by the Terror at the Track Spooktacular tonight and tomorrow at Evans Mills Speedway, Route 11, from 7 to 11 p.m. The event includes haunted hayrides, zombie apocalypse and the aftermath of the nuclear holocaust. The cost is $12. Tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., the Lowville Business Association is sponsoring Halloween Towne. Events throughout the day and throughout the town include parades, games, food, a road race, stories and more. For more information, visit their Facebook page here. If you’re looking for something uniquely kid friendly, bring the little ones to the Boo at the Zoo, tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, 1 Thompson Park. Feel free to come in costume. The day will hold games, activities, animals, demonstrations and music. The cost is $2 for a member child; member adult, free; nonmember child, $8; nonmember adult, $9. For more information, call 782-6180. Tomorrow, Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., is holding their Halloween Party from 2 to 4 p.m. The library is inviting children to join in decorating pumpkins, showing off their costumes and collecting candy. For more information, call 393-4325. Lastly, the Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park, 19 Robinson Bay Road, Massena, is hosting a Halloween Woods Walk, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. This is a guided moonlight hike, lasting about 35 minutes. There will be a party by the campfire to follow. Children are welcome to wear costumes, and the first 30 will receive goody bags. The event is free. For more information, call 705-5022 or email ncrebirth@yahoo.com.

2) This weekend brings many music events. Tonight at Jefferson Community College1220 Coffeen St., Watertown, you can see the Japanese drum ensemble Taikoza take the stage at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the JCC Student Activities Center at 786-2431. If you’d appreciate more of a bar atmosphere, head to the Savory Downtown, 300 Washington St., Watertown, tonight to see The Booty Brothers play. For more information, call 788-0272. Tomorrow, the Bluegrass Jam is happening at Olympic Center, 2624 Main St., Lake Placid, from 12:30 to 11 p.m. The musicians featured are: Sam Bush and The Del McCoury Band, Amy Helm, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Gibson Brothers, Big Leg Emma, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Hot Day at the Zoo, Eastbound Jesus and The 52 Pick-Up.General admission tickets are $55 in advance; $65, at the door. VIP admisssion is $80 in advance; $90, at the door; limited to 300. Call the box office at (518) 523-3330. Tomorrow, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music is hosting the Single Reed Summit Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Helen M. Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave. Guest artists Otis Murphy and Michael Lowenstern will perform on the saxophone and bass clarinet, respectively, with the Crane Wind Ensemble. The event is free. Finally, on Sunday, SUNY Potsdam is hosting the 9th Annual Festival of Sacred Music and Text at 3 p.m. in the Dunn Theatre, SUNY Potsdam, Pirrepont Avenue. Donations of canned goods are being accepted for Potsdam Thanksgiving Meal. For more information, contact Paula Jensen-Moulton at 386-3570 or pjensenmoulton@yahoo.com.

3) Despite the cold weather and impending winter, there are still a bunch of ways to get outside this weekend. Tomorrow, you can get your blood pumping with the Nuts’ Skeleton Skamper 5K Fun Run/Walk at the Dobisky Visitor Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the run/walk at 9 a.m. The cost is $15 for ages 13 and older; $10, 12 and younger. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable item for local food pantry. To register, contact Kelly Amo at 713-5163, or Vicki Gould at 713-5284. Tomorrow morning in Watertown, you can be part of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The walk begins at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 970 Coffeen St., at 10 a.m. The event benefits the American Cancer Society. Also tomorrow, you are invited to participate in the 5th Annual Shawna’s Walk for Wishes at Newell Field House, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the walk at noon. Refreshments, entertainment and family activities will follow the event. For more information, call 229-5095 or email cce@stlawu.edu. If you’re in Cape Vincent on Saturday, beware! The town will be invaded by zombies in the 1000 Islands Zombie Walk. The event starts at noon at Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway Street, and will feature crafters, artists, a farmers market, door prizes, raffles, food and a guest appearance by Frank, Sheri and James, zombies from the movie “Annulment.” The walk begins at 2 p.m. Zombie costumes and make-up are encouraged. Bring canned food donation to trade for free zombie make-up by “Annulment” artists. The cost is $15; military, $10; children 12 and younger, free. For more information, call Stacie Luchini at 761-2379. Tomorrow night at the pavilion in Thompson Park, Watertown, you can help raise money to benefit scholarships for children with the Lucy’s House 1st Annual 5K Glow Run/Walk. The pre-party begins at 5:30 p.m., the race at 6:30 p.m. There will  be an afterglow dance party after the race. DJ from Tunes 92.5 will provide music, and Xtreme Bounce and Slide will provide activities. The fee is $30, individual; $27, group, per person; military, $22, individual; $20 group per person. To register, click here, or here. On Sunday, you can be part of the Village Ecumenical Ministries CROP Hunger Walk at the Church of the Nazarene, 960 State St., Carthage. Check in begins at 1 p.m., the walk at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Liz Gamble at 408-3317 or gamble22@potsdam.edu.

4) Next up, we have a chance for you to get a leg up on your holiday shopping, while keeping it local – craft fairs. Tomorrow, Canton’s First Presbyterian Church, 17 Park St., is holding their Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; there will be soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. For more information, call 386-4361. The Fr. Andrew Amyot Parish Center, 3 Morris St., Norfolk, is also holding a Fall Bazaar tomorrow, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is a Church of the Visitation benefit of the Altar Rosary Society. It will include a food sale with cabbage rolls, country store, candy sale, coffee and donuts, hand made crafts, Christmas crafts, attic table, religious articles. Luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tomorrow also holds Laureate Iota of Beta Sigma Phi’s 30th annual craft show, at the Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is$2; children 12 and younger, free. Refreshments will  be available. Donations will benefit the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County and Beta Sigma Phi Award Fund. For more information, contact Sylvia at 782-6063, 783-7833 or sylvia-firlik@twcny.rr.com. Tomorrow, visit the Craft Fair at the Northpole Fire Department, 22334 Route 11, Watertown, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food for food pantry will be taken. The event is free. Lunch will be available. On Sunday, you can visit the Community Vendor’s Expo at Harold W. Townsend Post 1757, 209 Ambrose St., Sackets Harbor, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will offer local vendors, crafters, farms and artisans. There will be food available at a concession stand. For more information, call the American Legion Post 1757 at 646-3530.

5) To finish off the Five Things this week, we’d like to end with benefits. First is the Children’s Miracle Network Bowl-a-Thon, sponsored this year by the Hilton Garden Inn. The event is scheduled for Saturday at  Seaway Lanes, 22116 Route 11, Watertown, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will  be food, games and prizes. For information, call 788-1234. Tomorrow also holds the Brinkerhoff Benefit at Boonville Elks Lodge, 13054 State Route 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be food, music, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and more. The cost is$15 per person; $25 per couple; $30 per family. Proceeds will go to help defray Bert Brinkerhoff’s medical expenses; he was involved in an accident in July. Donations are accepted. For more information, contact Karen Balash at 725-1971. Last up is the Cure For Karla Benefit. The event is on Sunday at Applebees Restaurant, 1283 Arsenal St., Watertown, from 8 to 10 a.m. It benefits Karla Benware, 14, who was diagnosed with “ALL” leukemia in January. Proceeds will cover medical expenses. For information, call 783-1749.

Five Things Friday – October 17

5thingsfriday-logoREDHappy Friday! With only two weeks left until Halloween, and winter lingering somewhere around the corner, the north country has a few last fair weather hurrahs in store for us this weekend. If you’ve already had enough of the cool weather for the season (it’s OK to admit it – we already miss summer too!), we’ve got a handful of indoor happenings as well! There’s something for everyone this weekend. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the page and take a look at the map of what’s going on! Check it out… [Read more...]

Five Things Friday – October 10

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Happy Friday!

Welcome to Friday! It’s three weeks until Halloween – time to start thinking about your costume. As for right now though, it’s time to start planning out your weekend. Here’s what’s happening:

1) First up we have some family events. Tonight at 6 p.m. at the Wead Library, 64 Elm St., Malone, the library will be showing “Monsters University“! Bring your own little monsters and snacks to this free event. The movie is rated G. If you’re a little farther south and jonesing for a movie tomorrow, you can bring your family to the Community Room at Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown, to see “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” from 2 to 3:15 p.m. The movie is rated PG. For more information, contact Suzanne Renzi-Falge at either 785-7715 or srenzi-falge@ncls.org. If you want to get outside this weekend, we’ve got the Rock Shanty Haunted trail today and tomorrow from 8 to 10 p.m. each day, at 65 Pinner Road, Harrisville. The event benefits the Harrisville School senior class after-prom lock in. Glow necklaces and refreshment will be available. The cost is $3, ages to 12; $5, 12 and up; $10, family of four; $15, unlimited scream pass. For more information, call Nickie at 543-7012, Heidi at 221-1033, or 816-0208. Tomorrow morning, you and your super family can join in the Super Hero Run, starting at Carthage Park. The event is sponsored by the Carthage YMCA. Dress up like your favorite super hero for this 2.2 mile fun run. You can register today from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., or tomorrow before the race, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., at the Carthage YMCA, 250 State St., Carthage. The race starts at 9 a.m. Super Hero Prizes will be awarded at 10:30 a.m. The cost for members is $10; nonmembers, $13. The event will benefit the Scholarship Program at 4-H Camp Wabasso. For more information, go here.

2) Art‘s up next. This evening from 6 to 9 p.m., you can attend the opening of the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, at Arts on the Square, 52 Public Square, Watertown. The admission price is $3 at the door; $2, advance. The show runs through Saturday, Nov. 22. For more information, call 661-6361. If you’re closer to Old Forge, you can visit the preview reception for the 2014 Quilts Unlimited Exhibit at View (Arts Center) Old Forge, 3273 Route 28. The exhibit runs Saturday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Dec. 7, and includes “On and Off the Wall” exhibit by Adirondack Regional Textile Group. The preview reception is tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. Opening festivities are tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, and include a lecture by Adirondack Regional Textile Group. The cost for the lecture and luncheon is $20; for members, $15. Pre-register for the lecture and luncheon by emailing info@viewarts.org or calling 369-6411, ext. 201. As for music this week, we have two events, both at The Paddock Club, 1 Public Square, Watertown. Tonight, you can catch Travis Rocco, playing from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Tomorrow, Dragon Fly will be playing from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. For more information on either event, call 786-6633.

3) This weekend also brings a fair number of craft festivals and shows, all happening tomorrow. If you’re in Harrisville, you can stop by the Craft Fair and Flea Market, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Grange Hall, Route 3. The event is sponsored by Adirondack Grange. It will feature a large variety of crafters and vendors. Refreshments and lunch will be available, including homemade soup and chili, pulled pork and other sandwiches, donuts and homemade pies. The Lawrenceville Fire Hall, 1081 County Route 54, will host a craft fair tomorrow, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will benefit Lawrenceville Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary. There will be craft tables, a silent auction and food available. For more information, call 389-4437 or 328-4939. The Louisville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is also hosting their Craft Show tomorrow at Fire Station No. 2 on Route 37, Louisville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1. Lunch will be available for a fee. Lastly, the New Bremen Fire Department is holding their third Annual Craft Fair tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Bremen Fire Hall, 8154 State Route 812.  There is no admission fee. For more information, call 376-2377 or 955-9601.

4) It’s harvest season, and what would harvest season be without harvest festivals? Tomorrow, the Harrisville Free Library, 8209 Main St., is holding their second Annual Harvest Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pumpkins will available for carving and painting, local produce will be for sale, and cider and donuts will be available. While the event is free, donations will be taken for a renovation project. For more information, call 543-2577. If you’re closer to Long Lake tomorrow, you can visit the Fall Fire and Harvest Festival, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the town hall and Long Lake Central School, 1204 Main St. There will be a craft fair, kids carnival, Portaits in the Wilderness and live art installation with Matt Burnett. LightExpo with fire breathing, fire eating, fire rings, shows are scheduled for 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tomorrow, you can also attend the Autumn Festival at the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, 44927 Cross Island Road, Fineview, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include a craft show and sale, music, entertainment, farm animals and food. Admission is$3; $2, military, seniors; children 16 and younger, free with food pantry donation, $1, without donation. All admission is free after 3 p.m. For more information, call 482-2479. For one last harvest hurrah, you can head over to the Sackets Harbor Harvest Fest on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Sackets Harbor Brewing Company and Sackets Anchor parking lot, West Main Street. There will be food, wine tasting, beverages and local products available from restaurants, shops and vendors. For the little ones, they will have children’s activities, face painting, storytelling, fall fashion show and live music.

5) Last but not least this week are a few things to celebrate reading. Today, you can visit the used book sale at the Lewis County General Hospital, 7785 N. State St., until 5 p.m. The sale is to benefit Fund for Hope. Tomorrow, you can go to the Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., for Star Wars Reads Day, at 2 p.m. There will be Star Wars games and activities to promote reading. Lastly, the Hay Memorial Library is hosting a Meet the Author and Harvest Fest Book Fair at Seaway Trail Foundation’s Union Hotel, Ray and West Main Streets, on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Authors David Shampine, Jeannie Brennan, Hope Marston, Katrina Thomas, Holly Gaskin, Marcus Mastin, Val Silver and Paula Youmell are scheduled. A wellness program by Paula Youmell, “Healing Your Body with Whole Foods,” is scheduled for 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available. The event is free. For more information, call 646-2228.

Have a fun and safe weekend! As always, let us know your events for the upcoming weekends!

Five Things Friday – Oct. 3

Happy Friday! Happy October! We’re more than a week into autumn, and it’s really starting to feel like it. The leaves are changing, and starting to fall. Pumpkin spice is everywhere. And people are starting to celebrate the season… [Read more...]

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