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Study: Thousand Islands visitors tend to be in their 50s

Kayakers paddle past Cape Vincent along the St. Lawrence River last May. A new study has compiled demographic data on tourists. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Kayakers paddle past Cape Vincent along the St. Lawrence River last May. A new study has compiled demographic data on tourists. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

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Bad reviews, walkouts plague Caravan Stage Company performances at Antique Boat Museum

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5 Things Friday events calendar – Aug. 14

Happy Friday!

Art

[Just click an event for more details.]

1. Introductory Friday Wine Reception

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Breakwater Art Gallery, 263 E. Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: Enjoy happy hour with art.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Breakwater Gallery, 654-4750.

Friday / Cape Vincent

2. Quilters lecture

When: 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Malone Adult Center, 18 Morton St., Malone.
What: Adirondack Quilters Guild is sponsoring a trunk show lecture by Joan Ford. Public welcome.
Cost: Suggested donation of $5.
INFO: 483-2918 or info@adirondackquiltersguild.org; Adirondack Quilters Guild.

Friday / Malone

3. Exhibit: Silver and Stone

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St., Clayton.
What: Slated for display through Thursday, Aug. 27.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: TI Arts Center, 686-4123.

All weekend / Clayton

4. Exhibit: River, Lake and the Cape

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Breakwater Art Gallery, 263 E. Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: Exhibit slated for display through Monday, Sept. 7.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Breakwater Gallery, 654-4750.

All weekend / Cape Vincent

5. Exhibit: Monet to Matisse

When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., Utica.
What: Features more than 60 impressionist and post-impressionist paintings and drawings from the collection of Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tenn. Exhibit slated to run through Sunday, Nov. 29.
Cost: $10; students, $5; children 12 and younger, free.
INFO: Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 797-0000.

All weekend / Utica

Caravan Stage Company plans to perform from 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday at the Antique Boat Museum.

Caravan Stage Company plans to perform from 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday at the Antique Boat Museum.

Community

1. Meet the American Mountain Men

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Adirondack Museum, 9097 state Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake.
What: Fur trade, tomahawk-throwing, campfire-building, flint-knapping, bow-shooting.
Cost: $18; ages 62 and older, $16; students with ID, $12; ages 13 to 17, $12; ages 6 to 12, $6; ages 5 and younger, free; active military, free; members, free.
INFO: Adirondack Museum, (518) 352-7311.

Friday & Saturday / Blue Mountain Lake

2. Clayton 1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 E. Line Road, Clayton.
What: Featuring gunsmiths, guides, new and antique firearms, military history items, black powder guns, knives, sporting gear for all interests and more.
Cost: $5; military with ID, $4; ages 11 and younger, free.
INFO: Aileen Martin, 285-5152, or Tony Pisarksi, 783-6017.

Saturday & Sunday / Clayton

3. Hay and Grain Harvest and Music Weekend

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum, 250 River Road, Peru.
What: Featuring music, vendors, crafts and food.
Cost: $7; ages 3 to 13, $4; ages 3and younger, free.
INFO: Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum, (518) 643-8052.

Saturday & Sunday / Peru

4. 35th annual Pirate Invasion

When: All weekend.
Where: Alexandria Bay.
What: Featuring children’s activities, exhibits, entertainment, demonstrations, skits and more.
Cost: Most events are free.
INFO: Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce, 482-9531.

All weekend / Alexandria Bay

5. 165th Franklin County Fair

When: All weekend.
Where: Franklin County Fairgrounds, 606 E Main St., Malone.
What: Featuring animal shows, Montgomery Gentry concert and more.
Cost: Admission, $6.
INFO: Franklin County Fair, (518) 483-0720.

All weekend / Malone

Performance

1. Drumming circle

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Kripalu Yoga Center, 14029 Route 11, Adams Center.
What: Open to all community members.
Cost: Donations accepted.
INFO: Kripalu Yoga Center, 583-5500.

Friday / Adams Center

2. HMS Pinafore

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Presented by River Light Opera.
Cost: $25, $30 or $40.
INFO: Clayton Opera House, 686-2200.

Friday & Saturday / Clayton

3. Lynyrd Skynyrd

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown.
What: Benefits the Disabled Persons Action Organization.
Cost: General admission, $48; reserved, $60.
INFO: Disabled Persons Action Organization, 782-0044.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Caravan Stage Company

When: 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton.
What: Acrobatics and theatrical performance. Lawn seating only, bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
Cost: $20.
INFO: Antique Boat Museum, 686-4104.

Sunday / Clayton

5. White Liars and Black Comedy

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Two performances presented by CNY Playhouse.
Cost: Friday and Saturday, $20; Sunday, $17.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

All weekend / Syracuse

Lynyrd Skynyrd plans to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

Lynyrd Skynyrd plans to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

Outside

1. Annual tractor caravan

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society Museum, Stone Mills, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: 15 to 20 mile route, stopping for lunch and returning to museum at 4 p.m.
Cost: N/A.
INFO: Museum, 658-2353.

Friday / LaFargeville

2. Birds of prey

When: 1 p.m. Friday.
Where: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, County Route 100, Fineview.
What: By Rick West.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, 482-2479.

Friday / Fineview

3. Olga memorial footrace

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Bekeley Green, Main Street and Broadway, Saranac Lake.
What: Registration slated for 8 a.m.; race, 9:30 a.m. 10K and 5K runs, with 5K walk. Includes refreshments, awards, music and raffle. Benefits Saranac Lake Skate Park.
Cost: $25; reduced rate for middle and high school student atheletes.
INFO: Saranac Lake Skate Park, 518-637-4297 or slskatepark@yahoo.com.

Saturday / Saranac Lake

4. 10th annual horseshoe tournament

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Oxbow Volunteer Fire Company, 37635 county Route 25, Antwerp.
What: Registration slated for 10 to 11:30 a.m.; pitching, noon.
Cost: $30 per team.
INFO: Oxbow Volunteer Fire Company, 287-9898.

Saturday / Antwerp

5. Fairie and Earth Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Entertainment, vendors, harvest ceremony, workshops, psychic readers.
Cost: Free admission; donations of canned or dried foods accepted to benefit food pantry.
INFO: Facebook event page.

Saturday / Watertown

A performance of "HMS Pinafore" is slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clayton Opera House.

A performance of “HMS Pinafore” is slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clayton Opera House.

Farmers markets

1. Carthage farmers market

When: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Where: Carthage Market Pavilion, Riverside Drive, Carthage.
INFO: Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce, 493-3590.

Friday / Carthage

2. Canton farmers market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Where: Canton Village Park, corner of Main and Park Streets, Canton.
INFO: Canton farmers market.

Friday / Canton

3. Watertown farmers market

When: 2:30 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Jefferson Bulk Milk and Cheese Store, 19401 state Route 3, Watertown.
INFO: Jefferson Bulk Milk and Cheese Store.

Friday / Watertown

4. Cape Vincent farmers market

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway Street, Cape Vincent.
INFO: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, 654-2481.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

5. Potsdam farmers market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ives Park, Potsdam.
INFO: Potsdam farmers market.

Saturday / Potsdam

Can’t get enough NNY? Check out the Watertown Daily Times events calendar for the entire list.

Boat parade closes out 51st Antique Boat Show in Clayton

JUSTIN SORENSEN / WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES People gather at the St. Lawrence River for the 51st annual boat parade Sunday at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

JUSTIN SORENSEN / WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
People gather at the St. Lawrence River for the 51st annual boat parade Sunday at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

CLAYTON — For boats new and old, it was one more run on the water, and for those on the shoreline it was a fitting finish to a weekend of classic boating. [Read more…]

Five Things Friday – July 31

Happy Friday!

Shopping

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1. Sew What grand reopening

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Sew What Quilt and Embroidery, 255 State St., Carthage.
What: Grand reopening, raffles and refreshments.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Facebook page.

Friday / Carthage

2. Village-wide sales

When: Friday.
Where: Around Lowville.
What: Village-wide garage sales, organized by Lewis County Chamber of Commerce.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Chamber, 376-2213.

Friday / Lowville

3. Farmers market

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: Organic food, crafts, vegetables, local specialties and fruits and more.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Chamber, 654-2481.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

4. Saturday farmers market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: JB Wise Place pavilion, 175 Black River Parkway, Watertown.
What: Offering food, baked goods, flowers and more.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Facebook page.

Saturday / Watertown

5. 51st annual antique boat show and auction

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton.
What: Featuring Lyman boats, presented by RBC Wealth Management.
Cost: Friday/Saturday, $15; Sunday, $14; ages 7 to 17 Friday/Saturday, $10; ages 7 to 17 Sunday, $8; ages 6 and younger, members and active/retired military, free; military spouse, $10; military children, $5; adult three-day pass, $30; children three-day pass, $20.
INFO: Antique Boat Museum, 686-4104.

All weekend / Clayton

Community

1. Iron Horse Day

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Railway Historical Society of Northern New York Museum, 9784 State Route 812, Croghan.
What: Train rides along Lowville and Beaver River Railroad.
Cost: Call for info.
INFO: Railway Historical Society of Northern New York, 346-6848.

Saturday / Croghan

2. KeithFest

When: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Coyote Moon Vineyards, 17371 E. Line Road, Clayton.
What: Annual music festival in memory of Keith Brabant. Music, food, children’s and family entertainment. Benefits the Keith Brabant Music Scholarship Fund.
Cost: $10; ages 11 and younger, 65 and older, $5; family, $25; military and family, half price.
INFO: KeithFest, kbmsfgeneralinfo@yahoo.com; KeithFest Facebook; Coyote Moon Vineyards.

Saturday / Clayton

3. Antwerp Old Home Day

When: All day Saturday.
Where: Throughout Antwerp.
What: Includes 5/10K run/walk, auction, contests, chicken barbecue, children’s activities, Cubby T. Clown and Co., live music, parade and more.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Operation Restore Antwerp Facebook; village of Antwerp, 659-8661.

Saturday / Antwerp

4. War of 1812 Weekend

When: All day Saturday and morning Sunday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 504 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Saturday: demonstrations slated for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; English country dance, 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday: living history demonstrations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance, 646-3634.

Saturday & Sunday / Sackets Harbor

5. Plein Air Festival 2015

When: 6 p.m. Friday; all day Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Bella-Brooke Vineyard, 2989 County Route 6, Hammond, on Friday; Morristown Public Library, 200 Main St., Morristown, Saturday; Chippewa Bay Community Club (next door to the Bay Post Office, 1176 County Road 6, Chippewa Bay), Sunday.
What: Friday: wine and hors d’oeuvres reception for artists and visitors slated for 6 p.m. Saturday: artists on sites; book sale slated for 9 a.m. to noon; concert on the river slated for 7 p.m. Sunday: silent auction and reception slated for 3 p.m.
Cost: Call for info.
INFO: Morristown Public Library, 375-8833.

All weekend / Morristown

Food

1. Chicken barbecue

When: 4 p.m. Friday.
Where: American Maple Museum, 9753 Route 812, Croghan.
What: Takeouts available.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Museum, 346-1107.

Friday / Croghan

2. Beer & Wine Tasting Train

When: 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Adirondack Scenic Railroad, 321 Main St., Utica.
What: Featuring Hosmer Winery and beers of summer, with complimentary wine and beer glasses for all passengers. Slated to depart at 6:30 p.m.; arrive in Remsen, 7:15 p.m.; depart Remsen, between 7:45 and 8 p.m.; arrive in Utica, between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m.
Cost: First-class ticket, $45; coach, $25.
INFO: Adirondack Scenic Railroad, 1-800-819-2291.

Friday / Utica

3. Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too

When: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: New York State Zoo, 1 Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Eighth annual event features 19 breweries, eight wineries, two distilleries, 12 restaurants and two distributors. Includes auctions, merchandise sales from vendors and live music.
Cost: $35.
INFO: Zoo, 782-6180.

Friday & Saturday / Watertown

4. Bake sale

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Crosby Public Library, 59 Main St., Antwerp.
What: To benefit library construction fund.
Cost: Call for info.
INFO: Crosby Public Library, 659-8564.

Saturday / Antwerp

5. Sampling Syracuse food tours

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Throughout downtown Syracuse.
What: Three-hour walking tour stops at award-winning restaurants in downtown Syracuse.
Cost: $39.
INFO: Sampling Syracuse food tours, (800) 979-3370.

Saturday / Syracuse

The arts

1. Sarah Hiltbrand

When: 7:30 to 9:30  p.m. Friday.
Where: Kallet Theater, 4842 N. Jefferson St., Pulaski.
What: Regional artist has played at other local venues such as Hafner’s, Funk ‘n Waffles and others.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Kallet Theater, 298-0007.

Friday / Pulaski

2. Quilt Week

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Oncenter Complex, 800 S. State St., Syracuse.
What: Presented by the American Quilter’s Society.
Cost: Daily, $14; two-day admission, $25; multi-day admission, $35.
INFO: Quilt Week.

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

3. Scott Keen book signing

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Crosby Public Library, 59 Main St., Antwerp.
What: With local author Scott Keen. Refreshments available.
Cost: Copies of books: $15.
INFO: Library, 659-8564; Scott Keen.

Saturday / Anterp

4. Opening reception: Joan Applebaum

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Arts Center, 119 W. Main St, Sackets Harbor.
What: Watercolor, acrylics, pastels and fiber art exhibit scheduled to run through Sunday, Sept. 6.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Sackets Harbor Arts Center, 646-3502.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

5. Exhibit: Monet to Matisse

When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., Utica.
What: Features more than 60 impressionist and post-impressionist paintings and drawings from the collection of Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tenn. Exhibit slated to run through Sunday, Nov. 29.
Cost: $10; students, $5; children 12 and younger, free.
INFO: Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 797-0000.

All weekend / Utica

Outside

1. Mennonite Heritage Farm open

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Mennonite Heritage Farm, 8778 Erie Canal Road, Croghan.
What: Tour historical farm.
Cost: Adult, $3; ages 6 to 12, $1; ages 5 and younger, free.
INFOMennonite Heritage Farm, 346-1122.

Friday & Saturday / Croghan

2. Wilderness Health Care Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Clifton-Fine Municipal Golf Course, 4173 Main St., Star Lake.
What: Registration slated for 8 a.m.; awards ceremony and luncheon, 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Clifton-Fine Hospital, 848-3351.

Saturday / Star Lake

3. Benefit Golf Tournament for Tom Olivas

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Willowbrook Golf Club, 25075 state Route 37, Watertown.
What: To offset medical and travel expenses for Mr. Olivas who was recently diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and is in the hospital dealing with complications of a stem cell transplant.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Facebook event page; Willowbrook Golf Club, 782-8192.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Return to the Wild

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake.
What: Live wolf on campus, campus-wide treasure hunt with clues.
Cost: Adult, $20; ages 5 to 17, $13; ages 65 and older and military, $18; ages 4 and younger and members, free.
INFOThe Wild Center, 518-359-7800, ext. 116.

Sunday / Tupper Lake

5. Evan Williams Bourbon Basmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River

When: All weekend.
Where: Whittaker Park Boat Launch, Waddington.
What: Boats leaving scheduled to leave every morning at 6:15 a.m.; weigh-in, 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Family-friendly activities all weekend.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Bassmaster.

All weekend / Waddington

Need more NNY? Check out the Watertown Daily Times calendar for the whole list of events.

 

Five Things Friday – June 10

Happy Friday!

 

Festivals

1. Potsdam Summer Festival

When: Friday and Saturday.
Where: Market Street block, Potsdam.
What: Live entertainment including New Horizons Band scheduled to play 11 a.m. Saturday at Ives Park Gazebo, crafts, parade. Laser tag slated for 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Ives Park.
Cost: Call for more details.
INFO: Potsdam Chamber of Commerce, 274-9000.

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

2. Cheddar Cheese Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Throughout village of Adams.
What: Includes contests, wine tasting, artisans, dunking booth, live music, food, photo contest, John W. Cobb 5K Scholarship run and more.
Cost: Call for more details.
INFO: Cheddar Cheese Festival; Facebook page; 232-9979.

Saturday / Adams

3. Eighth annual Lyons Falls Festival

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Riverside Park, 6904 Laura St., Lyons Falls.
What: Children’s parade scheduled for 9:30 a.m.; Lowville Village Band, 10:20 a.m. Includes games, bouncy house, food, and tailgate sale.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: anne.huntress@yahoo.com or 348-2521.

Saturday / Lyons Falls

4. 47th annual French Festival

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Throughout Cape Vincent.
What: Includes live music, food, exhibits, children’s activities, community worship, antique and classic car parade and more.
Cost: Call for more details.
INFO: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, 654-2481.

All weekend / Cape Vincent

5. Krebashia Kingdom Medieval Fantasy Faire

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Malone Recreation Park, Duane St., Malone.
What: Horseback jousting, fire spinning and breathing, sword swallowing, belly dancing, traveling minstrels. Theatrical fighting troupe routines, Kiddie Kingdom, horse rides, face painting. Food, archery, drum circle, costume parade and competition.
Cost: $10; senior citizens, $7; children 5 and younger, free; family maximum, $35.
INFO: Facebook page; 518-314-9886.

All weekend / Malone

Art

1. Exhibit closing

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Last day of Denis Defibaugh’s “Afterlives of Natural History.”
Cost: $10; members, $5.
INFO: View Arts, 369-6411.

Friday / Old Forge

2. Art market

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Ives Park, Potsdam.
What: Meet local artists, view their work, buy directly from the artists.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 265-6860.

Friday / Potsdam

3. Literary landmark dedication

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Almanzo Wilder Homestead, 177 Stacy Road, Burke.
What: Includes children’s art event, author and historian William Anderson to speak, Adirondack folksinger Roy Hurd to perform, food, craft vendors and more.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Homestead, 518-483-1207.

Saturday / Burke

4. Art open house

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Arts Association of Northern New York, 119 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Demos and refreshments slated for 1 to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Arts association, 646-3502.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

5. Workshop: Drawing a Hersey's Kiss

When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Arts Association of Northern New York, 119 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Instructor: Sue deLearie Adair. Graphite and colored pencil, beginner to intermediate.
Cost: $50; members, $45.
INFO: Arts association, 646-3502.

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

Community

1. Almanzo Wilder Homestead Cocktail Soiree

When: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Malone Golf Club, 79 Golf Course Road, Malone.
What: Featuring special guest, writer and historian William Anderson.
Cost: $20.
INFO: Almanzo Wilder Farm, 518-483-1207.

Friday / Malone

2. Garden tour

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Throughout Henderson.
What: Garden tour of nine local gardens sponsored by Garden Club of Henderson. Ice cream social scheduled to follow tours, 3 to 4 p.m. Proceeds support scholarships for Belleville Henderson Central School agriculture students. Rain date, July 12.
Cost: $15.
INFO: 778-2642.

Saturday / Henderson

3. Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Tupper Lake Municipal Park, Route 3, Tupper Lake.
What: Featuring Timberworks Lumberjack Show, chainsaw carving, auctions and All Star Motor Sports car crushing monster trucks and rides.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Woodsmen’s Days, 518-359-9444.

Saturday & Sunday / Tupper Lake

4. A Pirate's Life for Me!

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Rock Island Lighthouse State Park, 42247 Grassy Point Road, Alexandria Bay.
What: Featuring adventure hunt, free pirate hat and treasure map. Staff to assist.
Cost: $3; ages 6 to 12, $2; ages 5 and younger, free.
INFO: Rock Island Lighthouse State Park, 775-6886.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

5. 1000 Islands Concours d'Elegance Classic Car Show

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton.
What: Theme: “British Royalty,” featuring Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar and Aston Martin vehicles.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Antique Boat Museum, 686-4104.

Saturday / Clayton

1000 Islands Concours d'Elegance Classic Car Show is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Antique Boat Museum.

1000 Islands Concours d’Elegance Classic Car Show is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Antique Boat Museum.

Outdoor & health

1. Drumming circle

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Kripalu Yoga Center, 14029 Route 11, Adams Center.
What: Scheduled for the second Friday of each month through September.
Cost: Donations accepted.
INFO: Kripalu Yoga Center, 583-5500.

Friday / Adams Center

2. 24th annual Henderson Harbor triathlon

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Henderson Harbor boat launch, Route 178, Henderson Harbor.
What: Presented by Children’s Home of Jefferson County and Credo Community Center. Olympic race slated for 8:30 a.m.; sprint, 9 a.m.
Cost: Iron Person, $100; team, $150. Sprint fees: $75 or $125. Must be 12 years or older.
INFO: Kristin Stockwell, 777-9272 or kstockwell@nnychildrenshomecom; Henderson Harbor Triathlon; NNY Children’s Home.

Saturday / Henderson Harbor

3. Barrel horse show

When: 10 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society Museum, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: Camping available, all ages of competitors, flea market, Museum gift shop open.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Barrel horse show; Amy Galway, 264-6840.

Sunday / LaFargeville

4. Guided walk: edible forest garden

When: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Wellesley Island.
What: “Magical Mystery Tour: A Guided Walk Through a Developing Edible Forest Garden.” With Local Living Venture and Cross Island Farms.
Cost: Suggested donation of $17; students, $10.
INFO: Local Living Venture, 347-4223 or locallivingventure@gmail.com; Cross Island Farms.

Sunday / Wellesley Island

5. Canoeing the Raquette River

When: 2 to 4 p.m. daily.
Where: Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake.
What: Geared for novices 5 and older. Children 5 to 15 must have at least one parent/guardian present for every two children.
Cost: $30; members, $25.
INFO: Wild Center, 518-359-7800, ext. 116.

All weekend/ Tupper Lake

Music & performances

1. A Grand Night for Singing

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake.
What: Music of Richard Rodgers and lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II. Presented by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
Cost: $25; members, $15; ages 5 and younger, $6.
INFO: Adirondack Arts, 877-752-7715 or info@adirondackarts.org.

Friday / Tupper Lake

2. Beatles Tribute

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: A collaborative tribute to The Beatles.
Cost: $12.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

Friday / Syracuse

3. Scarborough Fair: A Simon and Garfunkel Experience

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Presented by The Guthrie Brothers.
Cost: $25 or $30.
INFO: Clayton Opera House, 686-2200.

Saturday / Clayton

4. Into the Woods

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Proscenium Theater, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Presented by Community Performance Series.
Cost: $25 to $50; discounts available for students and senior citizens.
INFO: CPS; box office, 267-2277.

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

5. Orchard of Hid & Seek

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: St. John’s Parish House, 500 Caroline St., Ogdensburg.
What: Presented by St. John’s Conservatory Theater.
Cost: $15; in advance, $10.
INFO: Buy online here; St. John’s Conservatory Theater.

All weekend/ Ogdensburg

The Guthrie Brothers present "Scarborough Fair: A Simon and Garfunkel Experience" 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Opera House.

The Guthrie Brothers present “Scarborough Fair: A Simon and Garfunkel Experience” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Opera House.

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

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The 47th annual Cape Vincent French Festival takes to the streets Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12. Scheduled events include a pancake breakfast, craft sales and exhibits, a parade, live music, fireworks and more. With more than 150 things to do, make this summer your best ever for close-to-home fun. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Living.

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