Summer 2016: The NNY Life

Renewing connections with old friends a reminder of blessed life

Kathy Hirschey

Kathy Hirschey

Today is the first day of summer. I am sitting outside the Ritz-Carlton in Miami, Fla., sipping a glass of expensive wine, looking at the ocean, watching palm trees, thinking I can’t believe I am here. [Read more…]

Summer 2016: Today’s Gardener

Sweet and savory shrub will make great use of fresh fruit

Editor’s note: Deanna Nelson and Paul Haldeman own Zoar Tapatree Co., Rodman, where they boil and bottle small batch maple syrup. Recently, Deanna partnered with The Farm House Kitchen, Sackets Harbor, to make her maple-infused strawberry shrub. Contact Deanna through Facebook or online at tapatree.com if you’re interested in trying these local products.

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Brian Hallett

This past spring, I walked into my friend’s kitchen anticipating some maple syrup tasting and she asked me if I had tried shrub. I have to say that I get a lot of gardening questions in the spring, but this was a first. I had never heard of shrub, but I tried the strawberry shrub that she had been perfecting and it was delicious. The brightness and flavor of fresh strawberry balanced with an interesting sweet acidity really got my attention. [Read more…]

Five Things Friday event calendar – June 24

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Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. St. James Fair

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 12 to 10 p.m. Saturday
Where: State Street, Carthage
What: Includes games, raffles, entertainment and amusement rides
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 493-3224

Friday & Saturday / Carthage

2. Strawberry Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Stone Mills Agricultural Museum, 30950 Route 180, Lafargeville
What: Includes games, music, vendors and food
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 658-2353 or www.stonemillsmuseum.org

Saturday / LaFargeville

3. Appraiser's Roadshow

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Jefferson County Historical Society, 228 Washington St., Watertown
What: Annual appraiser’s roadshow
Cost: $5 per item
INFO: 782-3491

Saturday & Sunday / Watertown

4. Pirate Invasion of Cape Vincent

When: 10 a.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday
Where: Downtown Cape Vincent
What: Includes competitions, entertainment, children’s activities and Bawdy Musical Theatre
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: www.facebook.com/events/1693080520930773

Saturday & Sunday / Cape Vincent

5. Cape Vincent Historical Weekend

When: All Day Saturday and Sunday
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway & James Street, Cape Vincent
What: Includes history re-enactors, tall ships, and a battle skirmish re-enactments
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 654-2481 or www.facebook.com/capevincentwarof1812

Saturday & Sunday / Cape Vincent

Art

1. Going Viral

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Arts on the Square, Franklin Building, 52 Public Square, Watertown
What: Works by Tim Clary from Black River will be on display
Cost: Free
INFO: www.nnyart.org

Friday / Watertown

2. Art by Atelier Four

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Atelier Four are a group of four printmakers that create and exhibit together
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday / Old Forge

3. Branches, Brambles, and Roots: An Exhibition Celebrating Trees

When: All Day Saturday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: An all-media, juried exhibition that explores all aspects of trees in art, from raw material to inspiration and everything in between.
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Saturday / Old Forge

4. Art Workshop: Elegant Constructions

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms.
Cost: $200; members, $180
INFO: www.viewarts.org

Sunday / Old Forge

5. 2016 Members' Juried Art Exhibit

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

All Weekend / Ogdensburg

Music

1. Meet Me at the Library Gazebo at 5

When: 5 to 6:15 p.m. Friday
Where: Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Boulevard, Old Forge
What: Jim and Bonnie Tracy Duo will perform. They have been playing music together since 1979 and enjoy performing traditional music, old time country, Piedmont blues and folk revival music from the 1960’s.
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6008 or www.oldforgelibrary.org

Friday / Old Forge

2. Verismo Chamber Trio

When: 7:30 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Potsdam United Methodist Church, 26 Main Street, Potsdam
What: Montreal-based Verismo Chamber Trio will play music by Brahms, Beethoven, Nino Rota
Cost: $15; children, $10
INFO: 265-7474 or sec@potsdamumc.org

Friday / Potsdam

3. Sunday Concert Series

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Osceola
What: Oswego Valley Fiddlers Chapter of the NYSOTFA
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: www.nysotfa.com or 599-7009

Sunday / Osceola

4. Concerts on the Waterfront

When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 504 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor
What: The Sacci Big Band
Cost: Free
INFO: 783-8910 or www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

5. River Community Lighthouse Band

When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Frink Park, 57 Riverside Drive, Clayton
What: Sunday Sunset Series
Cost: Free
INFO: sdilla@yahoo.com

Sunday / Clayton

Performance

1. Moose Comedy Night

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: This comedy night will feature at least three separate experienced comedians
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday / Old Forge

2. West Side Story

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Cortland Repertory Theater, 6288 Little York Lake Road, Little York
What: Two rival gangs struggle for control of their west side New York City neighborhood. Amidst the chaos, star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria find themselves wrenched between their worlds.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: (607) 756-2627 or www.cortlandrep.org

Friday / Little York

3. Dance Performance

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Norwood Village Green, Bernard Avenue and Park Street, Norwood
What: Featuring choreographed and innovative tap dancing by Michelle Dorrance
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 353-2437 or www.nvgcs.org

Sunday / Norwood

4. '1776'

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Live performance
Cost: $25
INFO: 885-8960 or www.cnyplayhouse.com

All Weekend / Syracuse

5. Syracuse Shakespeare Festival

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Thornden Park, 201 Ostrom Avenue, Syracuse
What: Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, Central New York’s year-round Shakespeare company presents its gritty, modern take on Shakespeare’s Coriolanus
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 476-1835 or http://syrsf.org/

All Weekend / Syracuse

Outdoors

1. Roll, Stroll, Walk and Talk

When: 8:30 a.m. Friday
Where: Black River Trail, Route 3, Black River entrance
What: Black River Trail
Cost: Free
INFO: 785-9440

Friday / Watertown

2. Country Road Ramble 5K/10K

When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Madrid
What: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $12
INFO: 528-4773 or scott.hough@madridfire.org

Saturday / Madrid

3. Butterfly Walk

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Indian Creek Nature Center, Rensselaer Falls
What: Butterfly Walk with Steven Daniels
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: (585) 732-7095

Saturday / Rensselaer Falls

4. Ride and Run for the Rescue

When: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Long Branch Park, 3813 Longbranch Road, Liverpool, NY
What: USATF-certified 5K run/walk, a 2-mile family fun ride, as well as 10-mile, 20-mile, 40-mile and 62-mile bicycle courses
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 315-701-3891 or http://rescuemission.donorpages.com/SyracuseRideRun2016/

Saturday / Liverpool

5. Michael J. Cerroni Memorial 5K Run/Walk

When: 9 a.m. Sunday
Where: Maple Street Park, 101 Public Works Drive, Black River
What: 5K Run/Walk registration is at 7 a.m.
Cost: $30
INFO: michaelcerroni5K.com

Sunday / Black River

Five Things Friday event calendar – June 17

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Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival

When: 10:30 a.m. 10:10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday
Where: Maple Ridge Center, 7421 East Road, Lowville
What: Live music all weekend
Cost: $35; weekend, $65
INFO: www.tughillbluegrass.com

All Weekend / Lowville

2. Annual Strawberry Festival

When: 10:30 a.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sixtown House, 33 E. Church St., Adams
What: Includes strawberry desserts, a craft show, silent auction, and bake sale
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 767-1295

Friday & Saturday / Adams

3. Oxbow Volunteer Fire Company Classic Car Cruise

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Oxbow Community Park, Park and Main Street, Oxbow
What: Includes community-wide garage sales, car cruise, craft fair and children’s activities
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 287-3292

Saturday / Oxbow

4. Syracuse Rose Society's Rose Show

When: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Destiny USA, 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse
What: INcludes public viewing of the exhibits
Cost: Free
INFO: 676-4850 or http://syracuserosesociety.org/

Saturday / Syracuse

5. CNY Pride Day Festival 2016

When: 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Waterfront Park, Syracuse Inner Harbor, 360 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse
What: There will be food, merchandise and musical entertainment available
Cost: $5
INFO: (800) 234-4797 or http://cnypride.wix.com/cnypride

Saturday / Syracuse

Music

1. The Ruddy Well Band

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Kallet Theater, 4842 N. Jefferson St., Pulaski
What: Live music
Cost: $18
INFO: 298-0007 or www.kallettheater.com

Friday / Pulaski

2. An Evening of Stars with Dawna & Bob

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Old Town Hall, Main Street, Waddington
What: Live music
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 388-5585 or dlsmith45@earthlink.net

Friday / Waddington

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. Sunday Concert Series

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

Sunday / Osceola

5. American String Circus + Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday
Where: Norwood Village Green, Bernard Avenue and Park Street, Norwood
What: A double bill with American String Circus, a student band from SLU performing traditional string band music, and Greg Cornell and the Cornell Brothers, a Brooklyn-based roots quartet, led by SLU alumnus Greg Cornell performing original compositions.
Cost: Free
INFO: 353-2437 or www.nvgcs.org

Sunday / Norwood

Performance

1. '1776'

When: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Live performance
Cost: $25
INFO: 885-8960 or www.cnyplayhouse.com

Friday / Syracuse

2. Alice Isn't All There

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: St. John’s Conservatory Theater, St. John’s Parish House theater, 500 Caroline St, Ogdensburg
What: Steampunk re-telling of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ wit all local cast
Cost: $15
INFO: 213-3699

Friday / Ogdensburg

3. The Little Mermaid

When: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse
What: Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 425-0405 or www.theredhouse.org/our-shows/

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

4. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

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

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

5. Syracuse Shakespeare Festival

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Thornden Park, 201 Ostrom Avenue, Syracuse
What: Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, Central New York’s year-round Shakespeare company presents its gritty, modern take on Shakespeare’s Coriolanus
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 476-1835 or http://syrsf.org/

All Weekend / Syracuse

Outdoors

1. St. Lawrence Bowfishing Championship

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Pillar Point Fire Station, 11430 Middle Road, Dexter
What: Weigh-in is at 5 p.m.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 639-6080

Friday / Dexter

2. Madden's 5K Color Blast

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Thompson Park, Watertown
What: Benefits programs and initiatives sponsored by Heartbeats for Madden
Cost: $27.37; children 10 and younger, $6.27
INFO: www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-maddens-5k-color-blast-tickets-22692870988

Saturday / Watertown

3. The Longest Day, Memory Ride and Run

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Stone Presbyterian Church, 140 Chestnut St., Watertown
What: Includes a duathlon and 5K and 10K fun rides. Benefits respite program of local Alzheimer’s Association
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 405-4950 or act.alz.org/goto/shsnny

Saturday / Watertown

4. Smallmouth Bass and Walleye Fishing Derby

When: All Day Saturday
Where: Pillar Point Fire Station, 11430 Middle Road, Dexter
What: Weigh-in is at 5 p.m.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 639-6080

Saturday / Dexter

5. Costume Party 5K Fun Walk/Run

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Where: Brier Hill Fire Department, 2704 State Route 37, Brier Hill
What: The course runs out to Langbrook Meadows Golf Course. Wagon rides available to return entrants back to the start line
Cost: $20; children 10 and younger, free
INFO: 323-6076 or cjwarren7@live.com

Saturday / Brier Hill

Father’s Day

1. Father's Day Dinner

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Norwood American Legion, 68 Maple St., Norwood
What: Meal includes chicken, ribs, salt potatoes, salads, rolls, and dessert
Cost: $10; children 5 and younger, free
INFO: 353-8889

Saturday / Norwood

2. Father's Day Breakfast

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: Oxbow Fire Department, 37635 County Route 25, Antwerp
What: Menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, pancakes, French toast, coffee, tea, juice, milk and syrup
Cost: $6; children 5 to 12, $4; children 4 and younger, free
INFO: 783-4798 or oxbowfirelady@gmail.com

Sunday / Antwerp

3. Father’s Day Chicken Barbecue

When: 11 a.m. Sunday
Where: LaFargeville Fire Department, 20411 Sunrise Ave., LaFargeville
What: Menu includes chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, salt potatoes, roll and butter, and dessert
Cost:$9; children’s meal, $6
INFO: www.facebook.com/events/756753841128362

Sunday / LaFargeville

4. Father's Day Breakfast

When: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday
Where: Amvets Post 1997, 107 State St., Heuvelton
What: Father’s Day breakfast
Cost: $6; fathers, free
INFO: 344-2364

Sunday / Heuvelton

5. Father's Day Compass Reading Basics

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Rd, Fayetteville
What: Participants will use their new skills on a scavenger hunt to earn a prize and also are invited to a pizza party after the scavenger hunt.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 637-6111

Sunday / Fayetteville

Five Things Friday event calendar – June 3

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Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. Jefferson County Dairy Festival and Parade

When: 9 a.m. Friday
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown
What: Includes agricultural displays and demonstations, petting zoo, face painting, and the “Our Community, Our Farms” parade
Cost: Free
INFO: 785-2593 or www.comefarmwithus.com

Friday / Watertown

2. Bluegrass Festival

When: Friday and Saturday
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society Museum, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville
What: Includes music, workshops, camping, and vendors
Cost: $25
INFO: www.thousandislandsbluegrass.com

Friday & Saturday / LaFargeville

3. Strongest Warrior Competition

When: All day Saturday
Where: Alex Duffy Fairgrounds, 970 Coffeen St., Watertown
What: Strongest Warrior Competition
Cost: Spectators, free; competitor, $60
INFO: www.strongestwarriorcompetition.com

Saturday / Watertown

4. General Brown Weekend

When: All Weekend
Where: Throughout Brownville
What: Includes craft fair, sale days, parade and a soap box derby
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: www.facebook.com/generalbrownweekend

All Weekend / Brownville

5. North Country Quilting Guild Biennial Quilt Show

When: All Weekend
Where: Clayton Recreation Park & Arena, 615 East Line Road, Clayton
What: The 300-plus quilt exhibit includes demonstrations, vendors, and a 60-piece mini-quilt auction to benefit breast cancer patients.
Cost: $7
INFO: 639-6109 or www.ncqg.org

All Weekend / Clayton

Music

1. Barbra and Frank: The Concert That Never Was

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton
What: Streisand and Sinatra impersonators Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo
Cost: Premium, $45; center, $40; side, $35
INFO: www.claytonoperahouse.com or 686-2200

Friday / Clayton

2. Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Lakeview Amphitheater, 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse
What: Ringo Starr will kick off his 2016 tour at the Lakeview Amphitheater
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 435-0800 or http://lakeviewamphitheatre.com/

Friday / Syracuse

3. The Adirondack Play Boys 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. North Country Music Society Concert

When: 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Park United Methodist Church, 2 Hubble St., Pulaski
What: Live music
Cost: Adults, $7; students and seniors, $5
INFO: 232-2518

Sunday / Pulaski

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, Griffiths Arts Center, St. Lawrence University, 22 Romoda Drive, Canton
What: The Any Music Singers presents a concert celebrating local talent and local businesses. Eclectic music by local songwriters, composers, and poets; with special guests Dan Berggren and Barb Heller
Cost: Free
INFO: 229-5184 or jpomainville@stlawu.edu

Sunday / Canton

Performance

1. Comedian Bill Burr Live

When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Oncenter War Memorial Arena, 515 Montgomery St. Syracuse
What: Comedian Bill Burr Live
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 435-2121

Friday / Syracuse

2. Alice Isn't All There

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: St. John’s Conservatory Theater, St. John’s Parish House theater, 500 Caroline St, Ogdensburg
What: Steampunk re-telling of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ wit all local cast
Cost: $15
INFO: 213-3699

Friday / Ogdensburg

3. Oklahoma!

When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Preston Theater, 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn
What: This musical provides heaps of singin’, dancin’ and ropin’ and captures the thrill and pride of the territory becoming the 46th state
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 255-1305

Friday / Auburn

4. Comedy Central New York

When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Thousand Islands Winery, 43298 Seaway Ave., Alexandria Bay
What: Featuring Andy Pitz and Jen McMullen
Cost: $20; military, $15
INFO: 482-9306 or www.comedycentralny.com

Saturday / Syracuse

5. Don't Feed The Actors Improv Show

When: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Don’t Feed The Actors specializes in audience interactive improv
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 885-8960 or www.cnyplayhouse.com

Saturday / Syracuse

Let’s Move

1. Robert Moses State Park Bike and Hike

When: All day Saturday
Where: Robert Moses State Park, Massena
What: Biking (under 10 miles) and walking (1-2 miles) near the new Nature Center building
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: jeanna.matthews@gmail.com or www.adklaurentian.com

Saturday / Massena

2. St. Lawrence Valley SPCA Dog Walk

When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: OBPA pavilion, Ogdensburg
What: Dogs must be at least 4 months old with current rabies certificate
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: www.stlawrencevalleyspca.org

Saturday / Ogdensburg

3. Human Foosball

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Montroy Park, Ogdensburg
What: Proceeds benefit United Helpers
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: ejporter@unitedhelpers.org or 393-3072 ext. 4262

Saturday / Ogdensburg

4. Get Lite Fun Run and Glow Walk

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Dobisky Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg
What: There will be prizes for most creative use of glow sticks and the brightest runner
Cost: $25
INFO: lbreen13@hotmail.com or dawn@yesfm.com

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

5. AIM at Melanoma Walk

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Thompson Park Pavilion, Watertown
What: In memory of Greg Maur and Tricia-Alteri Jeffers
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 383-0241 or www.aimatmelanoma.org

Sunday / Watertown

Art

1. 2016 Members' Juried Art Exhibit

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

Friday / Ogdensburg

2. SYE & Street Art Graphics

When: 12 to 5 p.m. Friday
Where: Brush Art Gallery, Griffiths Arts Center, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Dr., 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: 229-5174 or www.stlawu.edu/gallery/

Friday / Canton

3. Turn Back Time

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

Friday / Watertown

4. 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 to engage everyone
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 369-6346

Friday / Old Forge

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Boulevard, Old Forge
What: Oster is a self-taught artist who specializes in free-hand ink drawings, often tinted with color
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6008 or www.oldforgelibrary.org

Friday / Old Forge

Five Things Friday event calendar – May 27

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Happy Friday!

Art

1. Suzanne Langelier-Lebeda Selected Works

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

Friday / Potsdam

2. Central Adirondack Art Show

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

Friday & Saturday / Old Forge

3. Turn Back Time

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

Friday / Watertown

4. The Allure of Lace

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

Friday / Clayton

5. Sackets Harbor Art Show

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

All Weekend / Sackets Harbor

Out and About

1. Jim Scanlon Citizens of the Year Awards Banquet

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

Friday / Croghan

2. Grape Blossom Festival

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

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

3. Red, White & Blue Spring into Summer Celebration

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

All Weekend / Old Forge

4. Theresa Memorial Day Celebration

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

All Weekend / Theresa

5. Memorial Day Watchfire

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

Sunday / Syracuse

Learning

1. Masterclass Led by MET Opera Star Stephanie Blythe

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

Friday / Potsdam

2. Adirondack Pack Basket Workshop With Barbara Green

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

Saturday / Old Forge

3. Cooking Class: A Mediterranean Stroll With Susan Sady

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

Saturday / Old Forge

4. Birds of Prey Program

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

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

5. Junior Citizen Scientist Program

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

Saturday / Massena

Music

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

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

Friday / Old Forge

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

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

Friday / Potsdam

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

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

Friday / Watertown

4. The BelleRegards with Rabbit in the Rye

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

Friday / Cazenovia

5. TFall Island Vocal Arts Seminar Final Concert

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

Saturday / Potsdam

Performance

1. Moose Comedy Night

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

Friday / Old Forge

2. Too White/Too Ethnic: A Cabaret

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

Friday / Syracuse

3. 'Baskerville'

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

Friday / Syracuse

4. The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales

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

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

5. Eye In The Sky

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

Sunday / Indian Lake

Five Things Friday event calendar – May 20

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Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. Wine, Beer and Food Festival

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

Friday & Saturday / Ogdensburg

2. Armed Forces Day Parade

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

Saturday / Watertown

3. Mom and Baby Expo

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

Saturday / Watertown

4. Two Nations 1000 Islands Extravaganza

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

All Weekend / Clayton

5. St. Peter's May Festival

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

All Weekend / Lowville

Get Moving

1. Family Fun Day 5K Walk/Run

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

Saturday / Lowville

2. Color Run

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

Saturday / Clayton

3. Run Wild

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

Saturday / Fineview

4. 10K Race

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

Saturday / Akwesasne

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

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

Saturday / Massena

Art

1. Suzanne Langelier-Lebeda Selected Works

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

Friday / Potsdam

2. Central Adirondack Art Show

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

Friday / Old Forge

3. Suzanne Lebeda

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

Friday / Potsdam

4. Massena Central Senior Student Art Show

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

Friday / Massena

5. Sackets Harbor Art Show

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

Saturday & Sunday / Sackets Harbor

Music

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

Friday / Heuvelton

2. Concert in Memory of Dana Family

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

Friday / Brasher Falls

3. Through The Years: 25 Years Of Favorites

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

Friday & Saturday / Dewitt

4. Young North Country Fiddler Showcase

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

Saturday / Canton

5. North Country Music Society Concert

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

Sunday / Sandy Creek

Performance

1. Miracles From Heaven

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

Friday / Indian Lake

2. 'Macbeth'

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

Friday / Syracuse

3. Kallet Comedy Night

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

Friday / Pulaski

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

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

Saturday / Syracuse

5. Ragtime: The Musical

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

Saturday / Syracuse

Five Things Friday event calendar – May 13

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Happy Friday!

Get Moving

1. North Country Bird Walk

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

Saturday / Henderson

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

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

Saturday / Potsdam

3. St. Lawrence Land Trust Bird Walk

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

Saturday / Louisville

4. 5K Run for Vets

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

Sunday / Watertown

5. Spring Classic Fishing Derby

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

All Weekend / Henderson Harbor

Art

1. Tri-County Student Art Show

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

Friday / Watertown

2. Exhibition: SYE & Street Art Graphics

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

Friday / Canton

3. 'The Allure of Lace'

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

Friday / Clayton

4. Spring Art Show

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

Friday / Lowville

5. Central Adirondack Art Show

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

Friday & Saturday / Old Forge

Learning

1. Beginning Winemaking Class

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

Friday / Watertown

2. Fishing Tips & Demonstrations

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

Saturday / Potsdam

3. Garlic Mustard Pull and Pesto Workshop

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

Saturday / Canton

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

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

Saturday / Norwood

5. Fundraiser Painting Class

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

Saturday / Ogdensburg

Out and About

1. Jefferson County Dairy Princess Coronation and Dinner

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

Friday / Watertown

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

Friday & Saturday / Gouverneur

3. Maple Celebration

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

Saturday / Croghan

4. Spring Bird Festival

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

Saturday / Mexico

5. Syracuse Big Rig Day

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

Saturday / Syracuse

Performance

1. 'Baskerville'

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

Friday / Syracuse

2. 'Macbeth'

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

Friday / Syracuse

3. Ragtime: The Musical

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

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

4. A Night of Culture & Creativity

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

Saturday / Potsdam

5. MET: LIVE in HD - Strauss' Elektra

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

Sunday / Potsdam

Five Things Friday event calenday – May 6

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Happy Friday!

Art

1. Spring Art Show Opening

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

Friday / Lowville

2. Exhibition: SYE & Street Art Graphics

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

Friday / Canton

3. Old Forge First Friday Artwalk

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

Friday / Old Forge

4. A Study in Contrast

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

Friday & Saturday / Old Forge

5. From Paris to Syracuse

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

Saturday & Sunday / Syracuse

Out and About

1. Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts

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

All Weekend / Potsdam

2. Winery Bridal Expo

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

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

3. 9th Annual Crawfish Fest

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

Saturday / Syracuse

4. Kentucky Derby Day

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

Saturday / Watertown

5. Thousand Island Psychic Fair

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

Saturday & Sunday / Clayton

Get Moving

1. Run to the Sun

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

Saturday / Watertown

2. Birds, Blooms and Bugs Hike

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

Saturday / Redwood

3. 5K Fun Run/Walk with Color

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

Saturday / Parishville

4. Strut Your Mutt

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

Saturday / Potsdam

5. Great Strides Walk

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

Saturday / Ogdensburg

Learning

1. Kids Musical Theater Workshop in Potsdam

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

Saturday / Potsdam

2. Garden Day

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

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

3. Photography Workshop

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

Saturday / Potsdam

4. Teen Musical Theater Workshop

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

Saturday / Potsdam

5. Adult Art Class

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

Saturday / Carthage

Mother’s Day

1. Mother's Day Craft Time

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

Saturday / Massena

2. Mothers' Day Tea

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

Saturday / Cape Vincent

3. Mother's Day Painting with Mom

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

Saturday / Watertown

4. Annual Mother's Day Bullhead Dinner

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

Sunday / Oxbow

5. Mother's Day Brunch

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

Sunday / Syracuse

Spring 2016: Today’s Gardner

Start a family garden and watch kids’ excitement grow

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Brian Hallett

There is an affinity and almost magnetic attraction between children and the earth, whether it’s making mud or discovering the emergence of a germinating seed. Children and nature seem to go hand in hand. They just love getting their hands into dirt, digging and planting. Whether you are an accomplished gardener or a novice, gardening is a chance to partner with nature to make magic. [Read more…]