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

Five Things Friday event calendar – April 1

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Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. Annual Antique Show and Sale

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown
What: Benefits Credo Community Center Foundation
Cost: $5 donation
INFO: credocommunitycenter.com

Friday / Watertown

2. CannonCon 2016

When: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday
Where: Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown
What: Includes vendors, panels, events, contest and tournaments
Cost: $10
INFO: facebook.com/events/1079788908718965

Friday / Watertown

3. Watertown Urband Mission Auction

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 850 Arsenal St., Watertown
What: Includes more than 100 antique items, designer bag sale, 50/50 drawing
Cost: Free admission
INFO: watertownurbanmission.com/auction.htm

Saturday / Watertown

4. Zumbathon

When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center, 1291 Faichney Drive, Watertown
What: To benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Samaritan. Tickets available in Kinney Drugs locations in Watertown, Adams, Carthage, Lowville, Clayton and Alexandria Bay.
Cost: $10
INFO: kinneydrugs.com

Saturday / Watertown

5. 'Kick It for Stephanie' Family Fun Day at SLU

When: 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: St. Lawrence University: Newell Field House, On Campus, Bordered by Park, Maple, & Minor Streets, Canton
What: Includes sports, games, arts & crafts, and more. Zumba at noon, Salsa dance at 1pm, Yoga at 2pm.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 229-5095 or ace@stlawu.edu

Saturday / Canton

Performance

1. MS Comedy Night

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Savory Downtown, Best Western Carriage House Inn, 300 Washington St., Watertown
What: Benefits Multiple Sclerosis Resources of CNY
Cost: $20
INFO: 438-4790 or msresources.org

Friday / Watertown

2. Cuse Comedy Showcase

When: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Local comedians compete for a cash prize determined by audience vote
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 885-8960 or cnyplayhouse.com/comedy.html

Friday / Syracuse

3. 'Moby Dick, the Musical'

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Thousand Islands Central School, 8481 County Route 9, Clayton
What: Live performance
Cost: $5
INFO: 1000islandsschools.org

Friday & Saturday / Clayton

4. The Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly

When: 12:55 p.m. Saturday
Where: Regal Cinemas, Salmon Run Mall, Arsenal Street, Watertown
What: Opera
Cost: Adults, $26; seniors, $24; children, $20
INFO: fandango.com

Saturday / Watertown

5. Giacomo Pucinni's ‘Madama Butterfly'

When: 12:55 p.m. Saturday
Where: Potsdam Roxy, 20 Main St., Potsdam
What: Opera
Cost: Adults, $18; seniors, $14; students, $12; children, $9
INFO: 267-2277 or cpspotsdam.org/eventspgs/methd.html

Saturday / Potsdam

Music

1. 'A Fine Line'

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Blackbird Cafe, 107 Main Street, Canton
What: jazz duo
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 386-8104 or theblackbirdcafe.com

Friday / Canton

2. GrassTransit

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St., Alexandria Bay
What: Live music
Cost: $15
INFO: 658-2679 or thousandislandsbluegrass.com

Friday / Alexandria Bay

3. 'For the Love of Spring'

When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: United Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Broad St., Sackets Harbor
What: Live music by the Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble
Cost: Free, donations accepted
INFO: rezraprobert@cs.com

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

4. The Cadleys

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lewis County Historical Society Blue Room, 7552 S. State St., Lowville
What: Black River Valley Concert Series
Cost: Advance sale, $18; at-the-door, $18; family, $45; season, $110
INFO: 376-8957

Saturday / Lowville

5. Johann Sebastian Bach Marathon

When: 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: St. Lawrence University: Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, 22 Romoda Drive, Canton
What: Live music
Cost: Free
INFO: 229-5184 or jpomainville@stlawu.edu

Saturday / Canton

Art

1. Scholastic Art Awards of Central NY Regional Art Show Opening

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: SLC Arts Gallery, Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm Street, Potsdam
What: Exhibit featuring award-winning artwork by students in grades 7-12
Cost: Free
INFO: 265-6860 or slcartscouncil.org

Friday / Potsdam

2. Old Forge First Friday Artwalk

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Old Forge
What: Walk, shop, eat, and meet the artists
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 369-6346

Friday / Old Forge

3. Art Workshop: Painting in the Museum

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Jefferson County Historical Society, 228 Washington Street, Watertown
What: Paint and sip
Cost: $40
INFO: (202) 486-2649 or 782-3491

Friday / Watertown

4. Author/Artists Workshop

When: 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Clarkson University Bookstore, 39 Market Street, Potsdam
What: For children in grades K-5
Cost: $10
INFO: 261-4432 or northcountrychildrensmuseum.org

Saturday / Potsdam

5. 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 with artist Sara E. Lynch
Cost: Free
INFO: 353-6692 or norwoodnylibrary.org

Saturday / Norwood

Learning

1. Tax 101

When: 11 a.m. Friday
Where: Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., Potsdam
What: General overview of income tax, issues, debt, and time for questions
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 265-7230

Friday / Potsdam

2. Make-Your-Own Bisque Mold Workshop

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Workshop with Sarah Banker
Cost: $80
INFO: 369-6411 or viewarts.org

Saturday / Old Forge

3. Art with the Animals

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Thompson Park Zoo and Conservancy, 1 Thompson Park, Watertown
What: Create animal inspired art/craft projects and meet live animals. For children ages 3 and up.
Cost: $7
INFO: 782-6180 or nyszoo.org

Sunday / Watertown

4. Homemade Herbal Preparations Workshop

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 1/2 East Main Street, Canton
What: A make-n-take lip balm, healing salve, and topical ointment demo
Cost: $22
INFO: 347-4223 or LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com

Sunday / Canton

5. Pillows for Patients

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Northwest Family YMCA, 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville
What: Help us sew post surgical pillows for breast cancer patients
Cost: Free admission
INFO: : 315-278-0645 or positivelypinkpackages.org

Sunday / Baldwinsville

Five Things Friday events calendar – March 25

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Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. St. Patrick's Hockey Classic

When: 6 p.m. Friday
Where: Watertown Municipal Arena, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown
What: NYSP vs. NYSCOPBA, 6 p.m.; Watertown City Fire Department vs. Jefferson County Firefighters, 8 p.m.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: facebook.com/watertownfire

Friday / Watertown

2. SUNY Potsdam Bicentennial Charter Day Birthday Bash

When: 1 p.m. Friday
Where: Barrington Student Union, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam
What: Includes live music with Caramel Trio, historical exhibits, commemorative buttons, pennants, unveiling of St. Lawrence Academy replica, and cake in Satterlee Hall
Cost: Free
INFO: potsdam.edu/200

Friday / Potsdam

3. Taste of the Town

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, 200 Riverside Drive, Clayton
What: Benefits the Rotary Club of Clayton
Cost: $5
INFO: 1000islandsharborhotel.com/ep-taste-town-1453739406.php

Saturday / Clayton

4. Spring Madness

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday
Where: Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown
What: Challenges include basketball tournament, ping pong, hot dog eating contest and tug-of-war
Cost: Free
INFO: cravenny.com/spring-madness

Saturday / Watertown

5. Chili Contest

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: West View Lodge, 13499 County Route 123, Henderson Harbor
What: Also includes music by Barry Smith and Larry Goodwin,drink specials, and a corn hole competition
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 938-5285

Saturday / Henderson Harbor

Easter

1. Easter Plant Sale and Basket Raffle

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Municipal Building, 112 N. Broad St., Sackets Harbor
What: Benefits Sackets Harbor Fire Department ladies auxiliary
Cost: Free admission
INFO: 771-8678

Friday & Saturday / Sackets Harbor

2. Clayton Egg Hunt

When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Clayton Municipal Building, 425 Mary St., Clayton
What: For third graders and younger. Includes prizes, food and the Easter bunny
Cost: Free
INFO: 686-5552

Saturday / Clayton

3. Ninja Easter Egg Challenge

When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., Ogdensburg
What: Collect Easter eggs, play games and learn ninjitsu
Cost: Free
INFO: 393-4325 or ogdensburgpubliclibrary.org/node/717

Saturday / Ogdensburg

4. Easter Bake Sale

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Norwood Hobby Shop, 2 South Main St., Norwood
What: Hosted by Norwood United Methodist Church
Cost: Free Admission
INFO: 353-8893

Saturday / Norwood

5. Easter Egg Hunt

When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Carthage Village Green, Downtown State Street, Carthage
What: For children 1 to 11 years old
Cost: Non-perishable food donation
INFO: : carthageny.info

Saturday / Carthage

Music

1. SUNY Potsdam Brass Area Recital

When: 3 p.m. Friday
Where: SUNY Potsdam: Sara Snell Music Theater, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam
What: Live music
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 267-2775 or crane@potsdam.edu

Friday / Potsdam

2. Woodwind Area Recital

When: 3 p.m. Friday
Where: Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam
What: Live music
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 267-2775 or crane@potsdam.edu

Friday / Potsdam

3. Happy Hour Music with The Hoax

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: St. Lawrence Brewing Co., 19 Commerce Lane, Canton
What: Live music
Cost: Free admission
INFO: 714-3200

Friday / Canton

4. Spring Street Family Band

When: 10 p.m. Friday
Where: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St. Syracuse
What: Live music
Cost: Free admission
INFO: 476-1662 or dinosaurbarbque.com

Friday / Syracuse

5. Hendry

When: 10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub, 100 S. Lowell Ave. Syracuse
What: Live music
Cost: Free
INFO: 476-1933 or colemansirishpub.com/pages/livemusic.html

Saturday / Syracuse

Performance

1. Singer-Songwriter Showcase

When: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Singer-songwriters from across the region will bring a night of original music to CNYP’s cabaret stage
Cost: $12; advance, $10
INFO: 885-8960 or cnyplayhouse.com

Friday / Syracuse

2. 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

When: 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St., Syracuse
What: Harper Lee’s classic American story of courage and justice
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 443-3275 or syracusestage.org

Saturday / Syracuse

3. Cuse Comedy Showcase Featuring AJ Foster

When: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: The best of local comedians compete for a cash prize determined by audience vote
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 885-8960 or cnyplayhouse.com

Saturday / Syracuse

4. 'Alice in Wonderland'

When: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse
What: Comedic theater for children and families
Cost: $6
INFO: 449-3823

Saturday / Syracuse

5. Butler-Sheehan Irish Dancers

When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Onondaga County Public Library Betts Branch, 4862 S. Salina St. Syracuse
What: School-age dance troupe preforming in traditional costumes
Cost: Free
INFO: 435-1940 or onlib.org

Saturday / Syracuse

Art

1. 'Art of Winter'

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St., Clayton
What: Multimedia exhibition, including collection of ceramic works by Serena Buchanan
Cost: Free
INFO: tiartscenter.org

Friday / Clayton

2. Skewed Perspectives

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
Where: Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse
What: Pieces include furniture, cabinets, walls, and decorative accouterments
Cost: Free
INFO: 498-7220

Friday / Syracuse

3. 'Beauty of the World'

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Photos of China, Argentina and the United States by photographer Tracy Genovese
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6411 or viewarts.org

Saturday / Old Forge

4. 'Experiencing Winter'

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Arts on the Square, 52 Public Square, Watertown
What: On display until April 2
Cost: Free
INFO: 661-6361

Saturday / Watertown

5. Snowy Splendor: Winter Scenes of Onondaga County

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Onondaga Historical Association Museum, 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse
Cost: Free
INFO: 428-1864 ext.312

All Weekend / Syracuse

Five Things Friday event calendar – March 18

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Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. Winter Carnival

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Howard G. Sackett Technical Center, 5836 State Route 12, Glenfield
What: Includes games, petting zoo, face painting, and crafts
Cost: Free admission
INFO: 377-7300

Saturday / Glenfield

2. Hop Into Spring Family Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown
What: Includes crafts, games, face painting, and more
Cost: Free
INFO: 785-7709

Saturday / Watertown

3. Lenten Fun Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: United Community Church, 112 N. School St., Carthage
What: Includes Lenten-themed crafts, planting flower seeds, baking soft pretzels, egg toss game, and Easter egg hunt
Cost: Free
INFO: 493-1132

Saturday / Carthage

4. Maple Weekend Tapping Event

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Pierce’s Sugar Spigot, 11603 Route 812, Croghan
What: Includes guided sugarbush tours and a variety of products in the sugarhouse including maple syrup, sugarcakes, cream, butter, lollipops, cotton candy, maple-coated peanuts, and snocones. Wax on snow, if snow is available.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: nysmaple.com/nys-maple-weekend/

Saturday / Croghan

5. Great Outdoor Family Expo

When: All Weekend
Where: Fairgrounds YMCA, 585 Rand Drive Watertown
What: Includes vendors, seminars, displays and activities
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: greatoutdoorexpo.com

All Weekend / Watertown

Music

1. 'Beethoven Lives Upstairs'

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton
What: Featuring the Orchestra of Norther New York
Cost: Premium/center seats, $25; side seats, $20
INFO: claytonoperahouse.com or 686-2200

Friday / Clayton

2. 'Classical Kids' Beethoven

When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam
What: The orchestra will perform over two dozen excerpts including Moonlight Sonata, Symphonies 5 – 9, and Fur Elise
Cost: Adults, $22; seniors and military, $16; ages 6 to 17, $5; under 5 years of age, free
INFO: 267-2277 or onny.org

Saturday / Potsdam

3. 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

4. Molto Brass Quintet

When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 403 Washington St., Watertown
What: Donations accepted to benefit Watertown SPCA
Cost: Free
INFO: 782-1750

Sunday / Lowville

5. 'Women in Music: Someone Will Remember Us'

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Snell Theater, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave.
What: Music written by or for women performed by Lauren Pelon
Cost: Free
INFO: 267-2000

Sunday / Potsdam

Family

1. Wild Wacky Science Night

When: 6 to 7:30 Friday
Where: Wilson Elementary School, 13180 U.S. Route 11, Adams Center
What: Explore maggot art, oobleck, gack, live animals, microscopes and a live dissection by JCC, South Jeff Science faculty, and our parent community.
Cost: Free
INFO: 583-6104

Friday / Adams Center

2. Children's Spring Party

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7227, 668 West End Ave., Carthage
What: Sponsored by the auxiliary
Cost: Free
INFO: 493-0530

Saturday / Carthage

3. Natural Egg Dyeing

When: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: The TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton
What: Children and adults are invited to learn a traditional technique of imprinting leaves and flowers onto eggs and dyeing with local plant dyes.
Cost: $12
INFO: 386-4289 or tauny.org

Saturday / Canton

4. 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

5. Easter Egg Hunt

When: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: St. Joseph’s Home, 950 Linden St., Ogdensburg
What: Prize for finding Golden Egg in each age group
Cost: Free
INFO: : 393-3780 or stjh.org

Sunday / Ogdensburg

Performance

1. 'Beauty and the Beast'

When: 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: , South Jefferson Central School, Clarke Auditorium, 11060 Route 11, Adams
What: Musical
Cost: $7
INFO: 232-4531

Friday & Saturday / Adams

2. 'Shrek the Musical'

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: South Lewis Central School auditorium, 4624 East Road, Turin
What: Musical
Cost: Adults, $7; seniors and students, $6
INFO: 348-2530

Friday / Turin

3. 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Watertown High School, 1335 Washington St., Watertown
What: Live performance
Cost: $8; students, $6
INFO: watertowncsd.org

Friday & Saturday / Watertown

4. 'Quilters'

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam
What: Live performance
Cost: Adults $25; seniors, faculty and staff, $20; students, $15
INFO: cpspotsdam.org

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

5. Met: Live 'Manon Lescaut'

When: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday
Where: Roxy Theater, 20 Main St., Potsdam
What: Kristine Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress. Jonas Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her.
Cost: Adult, $18; senior, $15; student, $12; youth, $9
INFO: 267-2277 or cpspotsdam.org

Sunday / Potsdam

Learning

1. Hay School

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Canton Best Western, 90 East Main St., Canton
What: Topics include making and feeding bales, crop insurance, buying and selling and more
Cost: $30
INFO: 379-9192 or bmr37@cornell.edu

Saturday / Canton

2. Soul Hooping Workshop

When: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Kripalu Yoga Center, 14029 Route 11, Adams Center
What: Hooping meditation program
Cost: $30
INFO: 783-1892 or soulhooping.com

Saturday / Adams Center

3. Pottery Class: Ceramic Cracker Tray

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Wendy Seifried guides you through the construction of one of her signature creative cracker trays
Cost: $25
INFO: 369-6411 or viewarts.org

Saturday / Old Forge

4. Market Basket Class

When: 12 to 3p.m. Saturday
Where: Misty Hollow, 22 Market St., Potsdam
What: Price includes materials and instruction
Cost: $25
INFO: 265-1660

Saturday / Potsdam

5. Intro to Gaming & Open Gaming

When: 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Windance, 345B East Orvis St., Massena, NY
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 705-7113 or mdanboise@yahoo.com

Sunday / Massena