“Short” selections announced for Snowtown Film Festival

The short horror film ‘Ghost Walks,’ by north country filmmaker and screenwriter Bryan Stumpf, will be shown Saturday afternoon at the Snowtown Film Festival. Featured in the film are Ryan Katzer as Ed Depes and Dorothea Swiac, playing his wife, Sybil Depes.


Snowtown Film Festival officials have released the short-film lineup for the event.

The festival at the Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., opens at 6 p.m. Friday with a sold out “flannel casual” red carpet reception and a screening and panel discussion of the multi-award-nominated film “Captain Fantastic,” starring Viggo Mortensen, a graduate of Watertown High School and St. Lawrence University, Canton. The actor, who on Monday was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the film, is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion following the showing .

The festival continues at 11 a.m. Saturday. It has six feature-length, official selection films scheduled, ranging from a tale about a Bigfoot encounter to a romantic drama.

Twenty-six short films, with a variety of subjects, will compete at the festival. They range in length from 2 to 20 minutes.

The shorts collectively total five hours in length and will be shown in two blocks, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, followed by an awards ceremony at 7.

block one schedule“Paradox,” a thriller, eight minutes, 13 seconds

“Fruit,” an animated fable of creation and destruction, 6:55

“A Girl Goes For Dinner,” a psychological thriller, 15:25

“Balloon,” an ode to “Fargo” by Russian filmmaker Vis Vitalis, 4:53

“Ghost Walks,” North country filmmaker Bryan Stumpf’s latest horror short, 15:00

“Last Call Lenny,” a dark comedy, 12:30

“One Last Dance,” an animated documentary, 3:45

“For Your Own Safety,” about an airport security screener, 15:00

“Speechless,” a young refugee wanders into a German toy store, 6:47

“The 1% Crisis in the Great Lakes,” a student project from Troy, Mich., looks at the importance of the Great Lakes as a source of fresh water, 6:50

“Before Your Eyes,” a student project from north country filmmaker Skyler Bocciolatt, 16:14

“Beyond,” an unusual animated film from Hungary, 9:35

“Sociopaths,” a Japanese live-action sci-fi film, 5:24

“Dryad,” a French medieval/fantasy hybrid, 11:26

“Object,” an eerie documentary about retrieving a body, 14:40

Block two schedule“The Place Finder,” things unravel for a man who helps hide murder victims, 11:15

“Tito vs Tito,” a comedy/experimental film 2:00

“Disaster Man,” a humorous documentary interview by Watertown native and filmmaker, Laura Valtorta, 13:25

“Lone Rider,” a student project from Luca Cipolla at Ithaca College, 4:15

“Dozer,” a dark comedy about a teenager with a crossbow. The film is not competing. 14:07

“Bardo,” a cabbie is haunted by an elderly fare he picks up on a frigid night, 18:30

“Fine Line,” an experimental film from Fargo, N.D., native Kevin Ackley, 1:56

“Cognitive Architecture,” a psychologist (Cynthia Tyler, Watertown) must interview a child to determine her mental capacity. This film is not competing. 15:52

“Sugar,” an experimental student film exploring a young woman’s ability to recall her past, 5:22

“Solo,” a student film about two brothers who leave their home town by bus, 17:23

“Snovlo,” a first film from Ottawa musician Gillian Kirkland, about snow biking, shot in Ottawa, 9:33

“Fog,” a touching film about a daughter who reduces her schizophrenic father’s medication so that they might bond, 17:55

“For a Good Time,” a woman calls a number on a bathroom wall and is connected with the last person she expects, 20:00

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Bridal Showcase brings vendors and brides-to-be together

Women check out the Sherwood Florist booth during the Bridal Showcase at the Dulles State Office Building, Sunday.

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’Tis the season to start your holiday shopping

JUSTIN SORENSEN n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Connie Crowder, owner of DownEast’r Studio Designs shows her stemware coasters and cloth bowls to Nancy Kall , left, and Marcia Kall, Sunday during the Watertown Urban Mission Holiday Craft Fair and Market at the Dulles State Office Building.

Connie Crowder, owner of DownEast’r Studio Designs shows her stemware coasters and cloth bowls to Nancy Kall , left, and Marcia Kall, Sunday during the Watertown Urban Mission Holiday Craft Fair and Market at the Dulles State Office Building.

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Watertown Lyric Theater staging “Company” April 13-16

Scott Taylor, as Robert, performs a scene during dress rehearsal for Watertown Lyric Theater’s production of ‘Company.’ Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Scott Taylor, as Robert, performs a scene during dress rehearsal for Watertown Lyric Theater’s production of ‘Company.’ Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Dulles State Office Building will get some “Company” next week when Watertown Lyric Theater presents the musical comedy that won seven Tony Awards, including best musical, in 1971. [Read more…]

Winter 2016: Social Scene

Second annual Snowtown Film Festival 

The second annual Snowtown Film Festival took to the screen Jan. 29 and 30 at the Dulles State Office Building. The two-day festival opened with a “flannel casual” red carpet reception and screening of “The Thing.” Photos by Ken Eysaman, NNY Living. [Read more…]

Holiday 2015 Cover Story: Keeping holiday traditions bright

Light displays, performances top north country’s seasonal offerings

This festive pirate ship won best display in 2012. The sixth annual Lights on the River is set for Dec. 12 to 22 at the Lisbon Beach Camping Grounds, Ogdensburg.

This festive pirate ship won best display in 2012. The sixth annual Lights on the River is set for Dec. 12 to 22 at the Lisbon Beach Camping Grounds, Ogdensburg.

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Many traditions are celebrated by north country residents to mark the holidays, and this year is no exception. These events are often made possible by organizations or businesses whose members volunteer their time to help people commemorate the season. Some events are free, others have an admission charge, and many benefit the community as well. [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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Five Things Friday – June 5

Happy Friday! We hope you’ve had a great week. And what better way to celebrate a great week than with a fantastic weekend?

Community celebrations

1. Dairy Festival and Parade

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Agricultural displays and demonstrations, Dairy Princess Court presentations, Petting Zoo, 4-H. Parade scheduled for 7 p.m.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency, 782-5865; Facebook page.

Friday / Watertown

2. Hospice Spring Fling

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.
Where: Ryan’s Lookout, 9290 Route 3, Henderson.
What: Entertainment by Josh Weise, food, cash bar. Sponsored by Henderson/Henderson Harbor Committee. Benefits Hospice.
Cost: $18 in advance.
INFO: Penny, 938-5069 or pmgrandma@hotmail.com; hospice, 788-7323 or nparatore@jeffersonhospice.org.

Friday / Henderson

3. Salvation Army Carnival

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Salvation Army, 723 State St., Watertown.
What: Includes games, prizes, food, Operation Safe Kid, bouncy house.
Cost: Call for price details.
INFO: SA Facebook.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Street fair

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: From Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 1/2 E Main St., to Riverside Drive, Canton.
What: Sponsored by the Village Office of Economic Development, Canton Merchants’ Association and Canton Chamber of Commerce. Includes artisans, crafters, vendors and musicians.
INFO: CantonMerchants@gmail.com.

Saturday / Canton

5. 25th annual Bluegrass Festival

When: Friday and Saturday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Museum, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: Sponsored by Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Society.  Music by Fossil Creek, Amy Gallatin, Spare Change, Lake Effect Bluegrass and Smokey Green. Includes guitar raffle, pick up band contest, vendors and crafts.
Cost: $55.
INFO: TI Bluegrass, 658-2679.

Friday & Saturday / LaFargeville


1. Nature hike

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Meeting at corner of Uncas Road, Eagle Bay.
What: Hike to Bug Lake presented by View (Arts Center) and led by naturalist Gary Lee.
Cost: Free.
INFO: View, 369-6411, ext. 201 or info@ViewArts.org.

Saturday / Eagle Bay

2. Chippewa Creek crawl

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: 1 Gilmour Road, Brier Hill.
What: Registration slated for 10 a.m.; race, 11 a.m.
Cost: Critter crawl (1.4 miles): $10; ages 7 to 18, $5; ages 4 to 6, free; family, $30. 5K creek crawl (3.1 miles): $15; ages 7 to 18, $8.
INFO: Melanie, 355-1363 or Lawrence Kring, 323-2107.

Saturday / Brier Hill

3. National Trails Day

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Sackets Harbor.
What: War of 1812 reenactments slated for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Battlefield; ‘A Brush With History” plein air painting demonstrations, 9 a.m. to noon, Hill Street picnic pavilion; workshop, 1 to 4 p.m., Hill Street picnic pavilion; trail maintenance, meeting on Ambrose street. Bring rakes, shovels, gloves, water and appropriate clothes for maintenance.
INFO: Battlefield site, 646-3634.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

4. Fourth annual walk/run

When: 9 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Elks Lodge, 67 Elm St., Malone.
What: Registration slated for 9 a.m.; event, 10 a.m. Refreshments to follow.
Cost: $25.
INFO: 353-1015.

Sunday / Malone

5. 13th annual Dog Walk

When: 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Industrial Park, 120 Commerce Drive, Ogdensburg.
What: Registration scheduled for 12:30 to 1 p.m.; walk, 1 to 3 p.m. Benefits St. Lawrence Valley SPCA.
Cost: $25.
INFO: SPCA, 393-5191.

Sunday / Ogdensburg


1. Strongest Warrior Competition

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown.
What: Registration, check in and weigh in scheduled for 8 to 9:30 a.m.; opening ceremony, 10 a.m.; competition, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; awards ceremony, 2 p.m. Face painting, balloon art, food and drawings for spectators. Benefits the Wounded Warrior Fund and College Fund.
Cost: $55.
INFO: Strongest Warrior.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Ride for Dignity

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Bill Saiff’s Westview Lodge, 13499 County Route 123, Henderson Harbor.
What: Options of 50-mile, 25-mile or 10-mile family ride to benefit ShelterBox USA. Event day registration scheduled for 7:30 a.m.; ride, 9 a.m.; meal for participants, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $40; active military, $35.
INFO: Ride for Dignity.

Saturday / Henderson Harbor

3. Walk for Youth/Family Fun Day

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Partridge Run Golf Course, 70 Sullivan Drive, Canton.
What: Walk, run, bike or rollerblade to raise funds for local teen programs through Seaway Youth for Christ.
INFO: Youth for Christ, 344-1268.

Saturday / Canton

4. Madden's 5K Color Blast Run

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Hosted by Heartbeats for Madden. Participants in 5K will be sprayed with color along course. Packet pickup scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.
Cost: $35.
INFO: Heartbeats for Madden; Jenna Mooney, 486-6966.

Saturday / Watertown

5. 11th annual Ride for Cystic Fibrosis

When: 10 a.m. Sunday.
Where: The Ole Smokehouse, 3512 County Road 14, Madrid.
What: Registration slated for 10 a.m.; ride, noon. Benefits research and therapeutics development program of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Cost: $15; doubles, $25; dinner only, $8; t-shirts, $15; per dice, $5.
INFO: “Jen” Dean, 854-0745 or jdean9@twcny.rr.com.

Sunday / Madrid

Art & music

1. Photography and Beyond exhibit opening

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake.
What: Art by Burdette Parks slated to exhibit through Tuesday, June 30.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: Artists Guild, 518-891-2615.

Friday / Saranac Lake

2. Rome Art Association exhibit opening

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd. Old Forge.
What: With music by Dan Vellone and light refreshments. Exhibit scheduled to run during library hours through Tuesday, June 30.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: Library, 369-6008.

Friday / Old Forge

3. Sky Family Celtic Revival performance

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Grace Community Church, 1077 Route 11, Moira.
What: Prince Edward Island’s premier Irish dance show.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: The Sky Family; 518-353-3437.

Friday / Moira

4. 10,000 Maniacs performance

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Folk-rock performers have been making music since 1981.
Cost: $45 to $55.
INFO: Opera house, 686-2200.

Friday / Clayton

5. The Dust Bunnies performance

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pouring Light Studios, 432 E. Main St., Malone.
What: Band performs country, blues, folk, celtic, swing and jazz.
Cost: $10.
INFO: 481-5150 or pouringlight@gmail.com.

Saturday / Malone


. Digging into Potsdam's Ancient Past: The Archaeology of our Village

When: 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Potsdam Public Museum, 2 Park St., Potsdam.
What: Presentation by Professor Timothy C. Messner of SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Anthropology on the Lehman Park dig and artifacts from the museum’s collection and annual meeting of the Friends of the Potsdam Museum.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
INFO: Museum, 265-6910.

Sunday / Potsdam

. Free tea tasting

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Green Thyme, 14056 U.S. Route 11, Adams Center.
What: Conversation about tea production and brewing.
INFO: Facebook event page.

Sunday / Adams Center

. Reading on the River festival

When: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Elementary School, 410 S. Esselstyne St., Cape Vincent.
What: The Thousand Islands Book Festival presents children’s authors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Look online for schedule.
Cost: Free parking and admission.
INFO: Book festival Facebook page; event page; 654-2480.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

. Great Adirondack Birding Celebration

When: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 7 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 Route 30, Paul Smiths.
What: Keynote speaker: Chris Rimmer, conservation biologist and founding director of Vermont Center for Ecostudies.
Cost: Three-day, $140.
INFO: Paul Smiths.

All weekend/ Paul Smiths

. Neighbor day

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Galleries open, activities, crafts, demonstrations, plein air painters, chicken barbecue, Zumba and poster sale. David Hazard lecture for writers, “Success at Publishing and Self-Publishing” slated for 1 p.m..
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: View, 369-6411, ext. 201 or info@viewarts.org.

Sunday / Old Forge

Need more events? Check out the Watertown Daily Times calendar for a complete event listing.

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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