5 Things Friday events calendar – Aug. 28

Happy Friday!

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1. Film premiere: AKA Alice

When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Kallet Theater, 4842 N. Jefferson St., Pulaski.
What: Film premiere of locally produced independent film, featuring several Watertown actors. Film is unrated, but does contain some violence and strong language. Door slated to open at 7 p.m.; show, 8 p.m.
Cost: $12.
INFO: SageCatMedia; AKA Alice Facebook; Facebook event page.

Friday / Pulaski

2. The Second City

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid.
What: “Fully Loaded” performance by the Chicago comedy group that launched such careers as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell.
Cost: $25; advance, $20.
INFO: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 518-523-2512.

Friday / Lake Placid

3. Avenue Q Adult Comedy

When: 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center, 1291 Faichney Drive, Watertown.
What: Presented by the Watertown Lyric Theater Summer Stock Program. Designed for ages 18 and older; 16 and older with parent.
Cost: $20; students, senior citizens 65 and older and military, $15.
INFO: Lyric Theater; Lyric Theater Facebook.

Friday & Saturday / Watertown

4. Wise Crackers Comedy Special Show

When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Anchor Bar, 210 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: With Mike Stankiewicz and Scott Bruce.
Cost: $15.
INFO: Sackets Harbor Anchor Bar, 646-2040.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

5. Snow Queen

When: 11 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave, Saranac Lake.
What: Family show plays tribute to Hans Christian Andersen’s short story that inspired Disney’s Frozen.
Cost: $10; ages 4 and younger, free.
INFO: Pendragon Theatre, 518-891-1854.

Saturday / Saranac Lake

A performance of "Snow Queen" is slated for 11 a.m. Saturday at Pendragon Theatre.

A performance of “Snow Queen” is slated for 11 a.m. Saturday at Pendragon Theatre.


1. Summertime Bash and Chicken BBQ

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: AMVETS, 1474 County Highway 25, Malone.
What: Softball tournament, jump house, face painting, Chinese auction, and more. Chicken barbecue slated for 1 p.m.
Cost: Chicken barbecue prices: adults, $9; ages 5 to 12, $4.50; ages 4 and younger, free.

Saturday / Malone

2. SpiritFest

When: 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ives Park, Potsdam.
What: Hosting Reiki practitioners, information tables, smudging station, card readers, yoga, live music, gong meditation and closing dedication to Raquette River.
Cost: Free.
INFO: SpiritFest.

Saturday / Potsdam

3. 1812 challenge

When: 7 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Race start: Immaculate Heart Central School, 1316 Ives St., Watertown; race end: 1812 Battlefield State Park, 504 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Both half marathon (13.1 mile) and 18.12-mile challenge offered. Registration available on Saturday at the pre-race expo, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1812 Battlefield State Park, 504 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
Cost: Half marathon, $80; 1812 challenge, $90.
INFO: 1812 Challenge; 1812 Challenge Facebook.

Sunday / Watertown

4. Railbike Summer 2015

When: Two tours leave 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.
Where: Saranac Lake Union Depot, 19 Depot St., Saranac Lake.
What: Pedal powered trailbike tours of historic railroad between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by adult. Trips lasts approximately two hours.
Cost: Two seats, $50.
INFO: Rail Explorers, (518) 460-1444.

All weekend / Saranac Lake

5. The Great New York State Fair

When: Gates open at 8 a.m. each day.
Where: New York State Fairgrounds, 601 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse.
What: Chevy Court Concerts: Friday: Orleans and Friends with Barrere and Tackett, 2 p.m.; Melissa Etheridge, 8 p.m.; Saturday: Dan and Shay, 2 p.m.; Buckcherry, 8 p.m.; Sunday: The Swon Brothers, 2 p.m.; Nate Ruess, 8 p.m. Grandstand Concerts and Events: Friday: Pride Day/Law Enforcement Day/New American’s Day; Jim Gaffigan, 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 or $20; Sunday: Hank Williams Jr., 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 or $20.
Cost: Daily admission, $10.
INFO: The Great New York State Fair, 487-7711.

All weekend / Syracuse


1. 33rd annual River Valley Mennonite School auction

When: Preview, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; auction, 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: River Valley Mennonite School, 5463 Route 410, Castorland.
What: Chicken barbecue slated for 11 a.m. Saturday.
Cost: N/A.
INFO: Neil & Tina Nortz, 346-1902.

Friday & Saturday / Castorland

2. TIPAF Endowment Fundraiser

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: With Scott Helmer.
Cost: $15 or $25.
INFO: Clayton Opera House, 686-2200.

Friday / Clayton

3. Scottish Fling

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Almanzo Wilder Homestead, 177 Stacy Road, Burke.
What: Bagpipers, dancers, folk music by Roy Hurd, traditional food and games, vendors, demonstrations.
Cost: $8.50; ages 6 to 16, $5; ages 5 and younger, free.
INFO: Almanzo Wilder Homestead, (518) 483-1207; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Burke

4. Antiques in the Park

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Gouverneur Village Park, Main Street, Gouverneur.
What: Hosted by Gouverneur Hospital Auxiliary. Baskets, food, bake sale, entertainment.
Cost: Dependent on items.
INFO: Gouverneur Hospital, 287-1000.

Saturday / Gourverneur

5. Make your own ice cream workshop

When: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library, 6064 S. Main St., Sandy Creek.
What: Vanilla or chocolate ice cream.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Call Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library, 387-3732, to reserve space.

Saturday / Sandy Creek


1. Dan Vellone and Doug Green

When: 5 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Old Forge Library Gazebo, 220 Crosby Blvd., Old Forge.
What: Performance of local musicians. Bring blanket or folding chair. In event of inclement weather, concert moved into library.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Old Forge Library.

Friday / Old Forge

2. Alex Smith

When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Athletic fields, Long Lake.
What: With Don Woodcock. Part of Cycle Adirondacks.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Alex Smith; Cycle Adirondacks, 525-9554.

Friday / Long Lake

3. Lee Terrace

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: The Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse.
What: Syracuse jam band Lee Terrace’s send off show.
Cost: $10.
INFO: The Westcott Theater, 299-8886.

Friday / Syracuse

4. Thirsty Coyotes

When: 7 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Old Forge lakefront.
What: Part of the Summer Concert Series. Bring chair or blanket. Sponsored by town of Webb.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Old Forge Visitors Information Center, 369-6983.

Sunday / Old Forge

5. Opera and Broadway music

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Opera and Broadway music performed by David Pershall, baritone, and Krysty Swann, mezzo-soprano.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411.

Sunday / Old Forge


1. Threaded

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Where: Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St, Potsdam.
What: Mixed media by Ola Aldous, DeKalb Junction, scheduled to be on display through Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: St. Lawrence County Arts Council; Facebook event page.

Friday / Potsdam

2. Opening reception: Susurrus

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Arts on the Square, 52 Public Square, Watertown.
What: Featuring drawings, paintings and sculptures by Stephanie Arney scheduled to be displayed through Saturday, Sept. 26.
Cost: $5; members, free.
INFO: Northern New York Arts Council, 661-6361.

Friday / Watertown

3. 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

4. Nature Up North photo contest

When: Deadline is Friday, Sept. 18.
Where: Photos must be submitted at www.natureupnorth.org.
What: For photos to be featured in 2016 wall calendar. Photos must be taken in Northern New York.
Cost: N/A.
INFO: Nature Up North.

All weekend / NNY

5. Art sought for exhibit

When: Deadline of Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Where: Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg.
What: For ninth biannual International Juried Art Exhibit, slated to open Saturday, Oct. 3 at the museum. All artists 18 and older within 100-mile radius of Ogdensburg eligible to submit works.
Cost: Up to three digital files will be accepted with a $10 entry fee for museum members, $20 for non-members.
INFO: Frederic Remington Art Museum, 393-2425 or lafo@fredericremington.org.

All weekend / Ogdensburg

Exhibit "Monet to Matisse" is slated for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute.

Exhibit “Monet to Matisse” is slated for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute.

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Five Things Friday – May 8

Happy Friday! There’s plenty going on this weekend, so grab your family and friends and hit the north country.


For sale

1. Relay for Life auction

When: 5 p.m. Friday.
Where: Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville.
What: Preview, silent auction, refreshments scheduled for 5 p.m.; live auction, 6:15 p.m.
INFORelay for Life of Lewis County Facebook.

Friday / Lowville

2. Annual spring rummage sale

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St, Potsdam.
What: Bag sale on Saturday; $1 per bag.
INFOChurch, 265-9434.

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

3. Book, bake and miscellaneous sale

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Morley Branch Library, 7230 county Route 27, Canton.
What: Book sale scheduled for Friday; bake and miscellaneous sale Saturday.
INFO: morleylibassoc@gmail.com.

Friday & Saturday / Canton

4. Rummage sale

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: New Bremen Fire Department, 8154 State Route 812, Lowville.
What: Bag sale slated for noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
INFO: Fire department Facebook.

Friday & Saturday / Lowville

5. Farmers market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ives Park, Main St., Potsdam.
What: Opening day of the season. Live music planned.
INFO: Potsdam market Facebook.

Saturday / Potsdam

Community events

1. Mother and daughter banquet

When: 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: DePeyster United Methodist Church, 4381 county Route 10, DePeyster.
What: Bring a covered dish to pass.
INFO: Jean Pray, 344-7142.

Friday / DePeyster

2. 52nd annual Jefferson County Dairy Princess coronation

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Watertown Elks Lodge, 728 Bradley St., Watertown.
What: Cowtail scheduled for 6:30 p.m.; introductions, 7 p.m.; roast beef/ham buffet, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20; children 12 and younger chicken fingers dinner, $10.
INFO: Jefferson County Dairy Festival and Parade Facebook.

Friday / Watertown

3. Carnival

When: All day Friday and Saturday.
Where: St. James Catholic Church, 164 E. Main St., Gouverneur.
What: Includes rides, games and food. Craft fair slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
INFO: Gouverneur Museum, 287-3193.

Friday & Saturday / Gouverneur

4. Community health awareness day

When: 10 a.m. to. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lewis County General Hospital, 7785 N. State St., Lowville.
What: Includes vendors, giveaways, free health screenings, activities, games and face painting.
INFO: Hospital, 376-5861 or 376-5001.

Saturday / Lowville

5. Ready, set, fun

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center, 1291 Faichney Drive, Watertown.
What: Sponsored by WPBS-DT. Includes children-friendly activities and book swap.
Cost: Donation of canned good or non-perishable food item.
INFO: Tiffany Hart, 782-2491 or thart@wpbstv.org; PBS website.

Saturday / Watertown

Art of all kinds

1. Spring art show opening

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Lewis County Historical Museum, 7552 S. State St., Lowville.
What: Arts Community of Lewis County spring art show. Show scheduled to run through Friday, May 22.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Arts Community of Lewis County.

Friday / Lowville

2. Fourth annual evening of music

When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Turin United Methodist Church, 6328 E. Main St., Turin.
What: Music by local artists, refreshments to follow.
Cost: Donations accepted for Ronald McDonald house, Syracuse.
INFO: Church, 348-8710.

Friday / Turin

3. Project Trio

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid.
What: Chamber musicians.
Cost: In advance, $10;at the door, $15.
INFO: Center for the Arts, 518-523-2512.

Friday / Lake Placid

4. John Mellencamp

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse.
Cost: $38.50 to $115.50.
INFO: Landmark Theatre.

Friday / Syracuse

5. Red Molly

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Edwards Opera House, 161 Main St., Edwards.
What: Americana trio, roots/Americana/bluegrass music.
Cost: $18.
INFO: Edwards Arts Council.

Saturday / Edwards

Project Trio is slated to perform 8 p.m. Friday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Project Trio is slated to perform 8 p.m. Friday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Something to eat

1. Cake walk

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Croghan Recreation Park, Convent Street, Croghan.
What: Annual event. Sponsored by Railway Historical Society of NNY.
INFO: Railway Historical Society, 346-6848.

Friday /Croghan

2. PBS kids character breakfast

When: 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Watertown Elks Lodge, 728 Bradley St., Watertown.
What: Characters include Hooper, Woofster, Cookie Monster, Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Cost: $15; children, $10; military discount available with proof of ID.
INFO: PBS; Julie Weston, 782-3142 ext. 216.

Saturday / Watertown

3. Mother's Day breakfast

When: 8 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Canton VFW, 34 Gouverneur St., Canton.
What: Hosted by the men’s auxiliary. Menu: scrambled eggs, pancakes, fried potatoes, with ham, sausage, toast, coffee and juice.
Cost: Adult, $7; senior, $6; children ages 6 to 12, $5; ages 5 and younger, free. Free carnation for mothers.
INFO: VFW, 386-8953.

Sunday / Canton

4. Mother's Day pancake breakfast

When: 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Sixtown House, 33 East Church St., Adams.
What: Sponsored by South Jefferson Historical Association. Menu: pancakes, waffles, french toast, fresh maple syrup, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, fruit, homemade sticky buns.
Cost: Adult, $7.50; children 5 to 12, $6.50; children younger than 5, free.
INFO: 767-1295.

Sunday / Adams

5. Mother's Day charity breakfast

When: 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Where: Watertown Elks Lodge, 728 Bradley St., Watertown.
What: Menu: scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, French toast, sausage gravy and biscuits, English muffins, fruit cocktail, mini Danish, coffee, tea, milk, and orange and cranberry juices.
Cost: Adult, $10; children 9 to 12, $6; children 5 and younger, free.
INFO: Watertown Elks.

Sunday / Watertown

Outdoor events

1. Heather A. Freeman Run to the Sun

When: 8 a.m. Saturday, race start.
Where: Davidson Nissan, 18423 Route 11, Watertown.
What: Registration scheduled for 6:30 to 8:15 a.m.; half marathon start, 8 a.m.; 5K/10K start, 9 a.m.
Cost: 5K and 10K, $25; half marathon, $50.
INFO: Heather A. Freeman Foundation, 778-5482 or haff.foundation@gmail.com.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Walk/Run for a Healthier Community

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Lewis County Hospital, 7785 N. State St., Lowville.
What: Held in conjunction with Lewis County General Hospital’s Community Health Awareness Day, co-sponsored by Lewis County Public Health. Healthy snacks, drinks available after race. Door prizes. Costumes optional, prizes awarded for best adult and child costume. Registration scheduled for 8 a.m.; 5k walk/run, 9 a.m.; superhero challenge for children ages 3 to 10, 10 a.m.
Cost: 5K, $25; superhero challenge, $10.
INFO: Lewis County Hospital Foundation, 376-5110.

Saturday / Lowville

3. Bird festival

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Derby Hill Bird Observatory, 36 Grand View Ave., Mexico.
What: Hosted by Onondaga Audubon. Includes bird watching, nature walks, children’s activities. Educational exhibits, wildlife photography, maple products, artwork, for sale. Prize drawing. Chomppers Smokin’ Barbeque.
Cost: Free admission and parking.
INFOOnondaga Audubon; Onondaga Audubon Facebook.

Saturday / Mexico

4. Birds, Blooms and Bugs hike

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Grand Lake Reserve, Burns Road, Redwood.
What: Spring hike, with Indian River Lakes Conservancy. Rain or shine, wear appropriate shoes, meet at Burns Road parking lot.
Cost: Free admission and parking.
INFOConservancy, 482-4757 or indianriverlakes@gmail.com.

Saturday / Redwood

5. Great Strides Walk

When: 11 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Ed Dobisky Community Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg.
What: Benefits research for Cystic Fibrosis. Three mile walk.
INFOGreat Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Saturday / Ogdensburg

Want more? Check out the Watertown Daily Times calendar for a comprehensive list.

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Happy Friday! This weekend is full of ways to enjoy the north country, so get out there and do it.

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Five Things Friday – Nov. 14

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

1) Shop to Share 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2) Be Healthy, Be Happy

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

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

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

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

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

3) Appreciate the Arts

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

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

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

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

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

4) Bend Your Brain

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

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

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

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

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

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

5) Think About Theater

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

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

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

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

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

Presented by Canton Thespians.

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

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

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

Have a great weekend!