Pickens Hall Opera House complete; grand opening on Saturday

David Kingsley, president of the Heuvelton Historical Association, sits in the newly renovated Pickens Hall Opera House Wednesday in Heuvelton. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

David Kingsley, president of the Heuvelton Historical Association, sits in the newly renovated Pickens Hall Opera House Wednesday in Heuvelton. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Renovations to the third-floor opera house at Pickens Hall, 83 State St., have been completed — an accomplishment that marks a milestone for those associated with the 12-year-long preservation project. [Read more…]

5 Things Friday events calendar – Oct. 2

Happy Friday!

Giving back

1. Sonlight Missions Haiti benefit auction and dinner

When: 5 p.m. Friday.
Where: Miller Spraying, 8624 State Route 26, Lowville.
What: Dinner slated for 5 p.m.; auction, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: List of auction items.
INFO: 486-8801, 286-7408, 921-5011, 771-4749.

Friday / Lowville

2. Race for a cure

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Alexandria Central School, 34 Bolton Ave., Alexandria Bay.
What: Sponsored by Alexandria Central School River Rompers Relay for Life team.  Registration slated for 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; fun run, 9:30 a.m.; 5K run/walk, 10 a.m. Proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society.
Cost: $25; military personnel, $20.
INFO: Mary Rose Warneck, 788-0664, roro@gisco.net.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

3. Benefit for Team Morgan Walton

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Clayton Fire Hall, 855 Graves St., Clayton.
What: Registration slated for 9 a.m.; start time, 10 a.m.; dinner, noon; silent auction, raffles, hourly 50/50, face painting, live band, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: 5K, $20; chicken or pork barbecue dinner, $10.
INFO: 782-8743.

Saturday / Clayton

4. The Mayor's Charity Ball

When: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Hors d’oeuvres, carving stations, desserts, cocktails, music by Fred and The Eds. Benefits: Resolution Center of Jefferson and Lewis Counties (CASA, Youth Court and Mediation), Watertown City School Backpack program and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Camp Wabasso.
Cost: $65; couple, $120.
INFO: Tickets.

Saturday / Watertown

5. Habitat for Humanity Walk-A-Thon

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Potsdam United Methodist Church, 26 Main St., Potsdam.
What: Registration slated for 1:30 p.m.; walk, 2 p.m.
INFO: 244-1335 or raquettevalleyhfh@yahoo.com.

Sunday / Potsdam


1. 35th annual Oktoberfest

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Titus Mountain Family Ski Center, 215 Johnson Road, Malone.
What: 70 local vendors, food, live music, fireworks. Held rain or shine. Proceeds benefit Titus Mountain Ski Patrol and Adirondack for Kids.
Cost: $5; ages 12 and younger, free.
INFO: Titus Mountain, (518) 483-3740; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Malone

2. Applefest and craft fair

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Brookside Senior Living Community, 5701 Brookside Drive, Lowville.
What: Apple delights, music by Nelson Brothers Band from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Friends of God from 1 to 2 p.m. Activities for children: “candy scramble” crafts, face painting, balloon animals, Fifi D. Clown, Two Chicks Farm Alpacas.
Cost: Free; donations accepted.
INFO: Brookside Senior Living Community, 376-4333.

Saturday / Lowville

3. Oktoberfest

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Thousand Islands Winery, 43326 Seaway Ave., Alexandria Bay.
What: German cuisine, pig roast, farmers market, hay rides, dancing, grape stomp competition.
Cost: $5.
INFO: Thousand Islands Winery, 482-9306.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

4. Eighth annual Massena Harvest Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Downtown Main Street, East Orvis Street Park and Veteran’s Park, Massena.
What: Entertainment stage, vendors/crafters, food, haunted house, pumpkin carving contest, pumpkin painting and kids’ crafts, costume parade, bounce houses, movie in the park and more.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce, 769-3525; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Massena

5. Fall Adirondack Get-Away

When: 5 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center, 7955 Brantingham Road, Greig.
What: Guided nature hikes, wagon ride, boating, concert by local bluegrass band Cincinnati Creek, entertainment by Adirondack storyteller, Bill Smith, quiet meditation, worship and more.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center; 348-8833.

All weekend / Greig


1. A Time of Change reception

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Arts on the Square, Franklin Building, 52 Public Square, Watertown.
What: Mixed media and acrylics by Kimberly Eiss.
Cost: $5; North Country Arts Council members, free.
INFO: North Country Arts Council, 661-6361; Facebook event page.

Friday / Watertown

2. Boonville Arts Festival

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Village Park and Hulbert House, 106 Main St., Boonville.
What: Includes village-wide garage sale, live entertainment, petting zoo, horse-drawn hay rides, chili cook off, cookie challenge, scarecrow coloring contest and more.
Cost: Dependent on event.
INFO: Boonville Chamber of Commerce, 942-5112.

Saturday / Boonville

3. Annual fall craft fair

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Augustinian Academy gym, 317 West St., Carthage.
What: Includes handmade crafts, food and raffles.
Cost: $2; students, $1.
INFO: Carthage Chamber of Commerce, 493-3590.

Saturday / Carthage

4. 15th annual Lewis County Harvest of the Arts

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Maple Ridge Center, 7421 East Road, Lowville.
What: Features local artists, crafts, music, food, wagon rides, children’s art barn, student art show and classic car show.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Lowville County Arts; 286-1350.

Saturday / Lowville

5. Remington Arts Festival

When: All weekend.
Where: Throughout Canton.
What: Friday: Victorian home exhibit, noon to 8 p.m., St. Lawrence Historical Association, Silas Wright House; Saturday: Annual art show and sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Village Green; historic horse and carriage rides, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., throughout village; and Sunday: 5k fun run/walk, registration, 8 a.m., walkers, 8:45 a.m., runners, 9 p.m. University Plaza, Route 11.
Cost: Dependent on event.
INFO: Remington Arts Festival.

All weekend / Canton


1. TAUNY Jams

When: 7 to 8: 30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, 53 Main St., Canton.
What: Hosted by Gretchen Koehler, fiddler, and Barb Heller, singer/guitarist and host of NCPR’s String Fever.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: TAUNY, 386-4289 or programs@tauny.org.

Friday / Canton

2. Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Helen M. Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Performance by the 30-year-old ensemble.
Cost: $20 to $50; students, $15.
INFO: Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain; SUNY Potsdam; Community Performance Series, 267-2277.

Friday / Potsdam

3. Dueling Pianos

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Carthage Elks Lodge, 511 Fulton St., Carthage.
What: Performance by the Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos Company. Sponsored by Carthage Area Hospital. Mix and mingle slated for 6:30 p.m.; show, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $30.
INFO: Carthage Area Hospital Foundation, 493-0114; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Carthage

4. 13th annual Sing Fling

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Robert R. and Jean S. Sturtz Theater, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown.
What: Performance by the Northern Blend Chorus.
Cost: $15; students, senior citizens and military, $12; ages 12 and younger, free.
INFO: Northern Blend Chorus.

Saturday / Watertown

5. Love & The Outcome

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Inspiration Hall, 709 James St., Watertown.
What: Performance by husband/wife duo of singer/songwriter Jodi King and bass player/songwriter Chris Rademaker. Presented by CNY Crossroads.
Cost: $15.
INFO: CNY Crossroads, 214-7333; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Syracuse


1. Cuse Comedy Showcase Featuring Paul Landwehr

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Seven local comics compete for a cash prize.
Cost: $12.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

Friday / Syracuse

2. Terror at the Track

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Evans Mills Speedway, Route 11, Evans Mills.
What: Featuring Evil Villian Tower, Terrifying Clown Circus with Freak Show, Body Barn and Haunted Hillbilly Ride.
Cost: $12; four attractions, $20; children, $5.
INFO: Terror at the Track.

Friday & Saturday / Evans Mills

3. Iva Bittová concert with Antonin Fajt

When: 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake.
What: Slovak songs of Bela Bartok, arranged by Vladimír Godár for voice and string quartet.
Cost: $20.
INFO: Pendragon Theatre, (518) 891-1854; Iva Bittova.

Saturday / Saranac Lake

4. Fulton Community Theatre presents Night, Mother

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: CNY Arts Center, Cayuga Community College Fulton Campus, 11 River Glen Plaza, Fulton.
What: A play by Marsha Norman. Directed by William Edward White. Starring Kasey McHale and Beverly Cooney Poznoski.
Cost: $12; seniors and students, $10.
INFO: Fulton Community Theatre, 598-2787.

All weekend / Fulton

5. SU Drama presents Kiss Me, Kate

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Syracuse Stage/Drama Theater Complex, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.
What: Musical featuring Cole Porter songs and inspired by Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
Cost: $17 to $19.
INFO: SU Drama.

All weekend / Syracuse

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5 Things Friday events calendar – Sept. 11

Happy Friday!

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1. TAUNY Jam

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, 53 Main St., Canton.
What: Hosted by Gretchen Koehler, fiddler, and Barb Heller, singer/guitarist and host of NCPR’s String Fever.
Cost: Free.
INFO: TAUNY, 386-4289 or programs@tauny.org.

Friday / Canton

2. Top Light Observations

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse.
What: Southern-retro-electro-rock artist band hailing from Charleston, South Carolina. All ages admitted.
Cost: $10 to $12.
INFO: Westcott Theater, 299-8886.

Saturday / Syracuse

3. Alex Smith

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, 53 Main St., Canton.
What: Adirondack folk singer-songwriter.
Cost: Suggested donation: $5 to $15, includes refreshments.
INFO: TAUNY, 386-4289.

Saturday / Canton

4. Cabin in the Woods

When: 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 state Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Featuring award winning pianist Alyssa Filardo. Meet and greet with artist following concert. Beneifts Henry M. Kashiwa Gallery.
Cost: $100; View members, $50.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411, ext. 201.

Sunday / Old Forge

5. 1000 Islands International Piano Competition

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Maple Grove Estate, 596 W. Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: Competition slated to begin at 9 a.m.; lunch, noon; awards ceremony, 1 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Cape Vincent Arts Council, 654-2413.

All weekend / Cape Vincent


1. Northpole Ladies Auxiliary vendors fair

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Northpole Fire Department, 22334 Route 11, Watertown.
What: Lunch available. Nonperishable food donations accepted.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Northpole Fire Company; Lois Herman, 788-6949.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Library anniversary celebration

When: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown.
What: For Flower Memorial Library. Refreshments and desserts, historic tours, programs for children and teens, raffles and giveaways.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Library, 785-7705.

Saturday / Watertown

3. Red Carpet Gala

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ridgeview Inn, 6912 Bardo Road, Lowville.
What: Sponsored by Lewis County Hospital Foundation. Cocktails, silent auction, buffet dinner, live auction, photo booth, live entertainment.
Cost: $4; children, $2; family, $10.
INFO: Lewis County Hospital Foundation, 376-5110.

Saturday / Lowville

4. 29th annual Thousand Islands Train Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 E. Line Road, Clayton.
What: Sponsored by Watertown Area Model Railroad Club.
Cost: $4; children, $2; family, $10.
INFO: Tom, 489-1856.

Saturday & Sunday / Clayton

5. Scare-A-Con

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Turning Stone Resort and Casino, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona.
What: 96 hours of films, including northeast premier of John Schneider’s “Smothered,” two nights of parties and socializing, 54 hours of panel discussions, celebrity Q&A sessions and expert presentations, vendor hall, celebrity guests, cosplay (and costume contests), live music.
Cost: Celebrity VIP Experience, $175; three-day weekend pass, $50; and single day pass, $30.
INFO: Scare-A-Con.

All weekend / Verona


1. Run for recovery

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Agricultural Building, Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown.
What: Registration slated for 6:30 a.m.; run/walk, 9 a.m. To benefit Watertown Urban Mission Bridge Program.
Cost: $25.
INFO: Watertown Urban Mission, 782-8440; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Potsdam Junior Hockey Association Golf Tournament

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Potsdam Town and Country Club, 6194 Route 56, Potsdam.
What: Tee off slated for 9 a.m. Saturday.
Cost: $65 per person, includes greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes.
INFO: 268-9611; Potsdam Junior Hockey Association.

Saturday / Potsdam

3. St. Lawrence County NYSARC's Autism Awareness Walk

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Village Park, Main Street, Canton.
What: Hosted by Jeff Cole, WWNY-TV, and presented by Rose and Kiernan. Registration slated for 9 a.m.; walk, 10 a.m. Bounce houses, food, t-shirt for walkers who raise $50 or more.
INFO: St. Lawrence NYSARC, 583-6177; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Canton

4. Fourth annual Thunder for a Cause Bike Run

When: Noon Saturday.
Where: FX Caprara Harley-Davidson, 17890 Goodnough Road, Adams Center.
What: Registration slated for 11 a.m.; kick stands up, noon. Ride ends at Willies, Dexter, and makes stops at Sports Page, O’Briens and The Rustic Golf Course. Doughnuts, coffee and juice available at registration. Benefits Niemann-Pick Type B Foundation, for research for two local boys.
Cost: Per bike, $20; per passenger, $15.
INFO: FX Caprara Harley-Davidson, 583-6177.

Saturday / Adams Center

5. Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimers

When: 1 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Partridge Run Golf Course, 70 Sullivan Drive, Canton.
What: Registration slated for 11:30 a.m.; event, 1 p.m.
INFO: Alzheimer’s Association; Toni Ann Walsh, 621-4025 x 106 or cny-walk@alz.org.

Sunday / Canton

Fairs & Festivals

1. Book fair

When: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Where: Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Auditorium, 214 King St., Ogdensburg.
What: More than 250 titles. Accept all major credit/debit cards, checks, cash and payroll deduction.
INFOClaxton Hepburn, 393-3600.

Friday / Ogdensburg

2. Hammond Fair

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Hammond Fairgrounds, 323 Lake St., Hammond.
What: Food booth, and cake decorating contest, both days. Friday, Sept. 11: judging contests (beef and dairy classes), 9 a.m.; homemaking and vegetable judging, morning; music by Hammond Central School, noon. Saturday, Sept. 12: Horse show, 9 a.m.; rabbit, sheep and goats judging, morning; children’s games, noon; awards and recognition, 3:30 p.m.; exhibits until 4 p.m.
INFO: Hammond Fair; Facebook event page.

Friday & Saturday / Hammond

3. Kids Fair and Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum, 250 River Road, Peru.
What: Old time games like hopscotch, sack races, corn box, bobbing for apples, pumpkin tic tac toe, egg races, bean bag toss; stagecoach and Thomas the Train rides; hayrides; face painting; visit the animals; climb the hay mound; watch the Blacksmith at work. Picnic area available. Lunch available from Kat’s Katering.
Cost: $7; ages 3 to 13, $4; ages 3 and younger, free.
INFO: Babbie Museum, (518) 643-8052.

Saturday & Sunday / Peru

4. Harvest Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Stone Mills Agricultural Museum, 30950 Route 810, LaFargeville.
What: Roast pork dinner served at noon. Classic car cruise in, music, cake walk, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, gift shop, games. Buildings open for tours.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Stone Mills Agricultural Museum, 658-2353.

Sunday / LaFargeville

5. Potsdam Sandstone Festival

When: All weekend.
Where: Potsdam.
What: Friday, Sept. 11: First Presbyterian Church Tour and Organ Recital with Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, 1 p.m., meet at church; Saturday, Sept. 12: Guided boat tour of Hannawa Falls Railroad, bring own boat, 10 a.m., meet at Ives Park (Rain date: Saturday, Sept. 19); guided tour of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1 p.m., with book signing of “The History of Trinity Church,” with Jim Carl; Sunday, Sept. 13: Guided tour of Zion Episcopal Church, Colton, with Joe Liotta, 1 p.m., meet at church, 91 Main St.
INFOPotsdam Public Museum, 265-6910.

All weekend / Potsdam


1. Lovers of Poetry, Unite!

When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art, 627 state Route 37, Hammond.
What: With hosts Ray and Laurie Petersen.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art, (718) 753-7947.

Friday / Hammond

2. Wild & Scenic Film Festival

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam.
What: Hosted by Save the River and Clarkson University.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Save the River, Lindsey@savetheriver.org; Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Saturday / Potsdam

3. Curated film screening: Blues by the Beach

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid.
What: Film’s companion graphic novel, “Mike’s Place,” for sale.
Cost: $7.
INFO: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, (518) 523-2512; Adirondack Film Society, (518) 588-7275.

Saturday / Lake Placid

4. Symphonie Fantastique

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Crouse-Hinds Theater, 800 S. State St., Syracuse.
What: Pianist twins Christina and Michelle Naughton perform Poulenc’s Double Piano Concerto, followed by Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.
Cost: $20 to $80; ages 18 and younger, free.
INFOSymphoria, 299-5598.

Saturday / Syracuse

5. 9 to 5

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Book by Patricia Resnick. Based on 20th Century Fox Picture.
Cost: Fridays and Saturdays, $25; Sunday, $22.
INFOCNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

All weekend / Syracuse

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Five Things Friday – May 1

Happy Friday! There’s a lot going on this weekend, from performances to community events to outdoor activities. So get out there and experience the north country!


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Five Things Friday – Dec. 12

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

Breakfast with Santa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Info: Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 686-3771.

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

Info: Eagles club, 782-5495.

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

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

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

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

Holiday parties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family fun

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

Info: church, 788-4920.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five Things Friday – October 17

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