Fort Drum vet wins $20k to pursue dream

Former Fort Drum soldier Paul Kilgore holds his milk stout at his home brewery. He won a $20,000 prize to support his developing brewery business in a national business plan contest this weekend. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Former Fort Drum soldier Paul Kilgore holds his milk stout at his home brewery. He won a $20,000 prize to support his developing brewery business in a national business plan contest this weekend. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

EVANS MILLS — A Fort Drum veteran’s dream of opening a brewery came one step closer to reality as he won $20,000 in a national business competition this weekend. [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,

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

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

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

Need more NNY? Check out the Watertown Daily Times events calendar for further events.

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Five Things Friday – June 19

Happy Friday! This weekend is packed with fun events and activities. Enjoy!


1. Family Fest

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Island View Park Pavilion, Waddington.
What: Donna Miller, Laura Burnett and Bob Miller present the opening concert in the event dedicated to families and family life.
Cost: Free admission; donations accepted.
INFO: Waddington Chamber of Commerce, 388-4079.

Friday / Waddington

2. Keb' Mo'

When: 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.
What: Part of Gala 2015, Syracuse Stage’s annual fundraiser. Doors scheduled for 8:45 p.m.; show, 9 p.m.
Cost: $45; students, $40.
INFO: Syracuse Stage, 443-2709 or 443-3275.

Friday / Syracuse

3. Strawberry Festival

When: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Sixtown House, 33 E. Church St., Adams.
What: Sponsored by South Jefferson Historical Association. Includes food, silent auction, craft and hobby show, petting zoo, children’s games and activities, vintage equipment displays and demonstrations. Ripley House Museum scheduled open for tours noon to 3 p.m. each day.
Cost: Call for pricing details.
INFO: 767-1295.

Friday & Saturday / Adams

4. Family Fun Day

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Boldt Castle, Alexandria Bay.
What: Sponsored by WPBS and Boldt Castle.  Meet your favorite PBS character, activities, gifts for the children, face painting and more.
Cost: $8.50; ages 6 to 12, $6; ages 5 and younger, free; military discount available.
INFO: Boldt Castle, 482-9724.

Saturday / Boldt Castle

5. Summer Solstice party

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Heritage Park, between bridges on Main Street, Canton.
What: Live music, desserts, beverages, cash bar.  Benefits maintenance of Heritage Park.
Cost: $20; children accompanied by adult, free.
INFO: Grasse River Heritage, or 854-0887.

Sunday / Canton

Family Fest is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Island View Park Pavilion, Waddington. Donna Miller, Laura Burnett and Bob Miller present the opening concert in the event dedicated to families and family life.

Family Fest is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Island View Park Pavilion, Waddington. Donna Miller, Laura Burnett and Bob Miller present the opening concert in the event dedicated to families and family life.


1. Farmers market

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Forest Park Pavilion, Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville.
What: Local food and goods.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Facebook page.

Saturday / Lowville

2. Farmers market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ives Park, Potsdam.
What: Local food and goods.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Facebook page.

Saturday / Potsdam

3. Ladies Day Out

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: K & J Spirits, 8722 Noble St., Evans Mills.
What: Free wine tastings, samples and demonstrations from Venditti Vineyards, Bella-Brooke Vineyards, Thirty-One handbags, Jamberry Nails and Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Facebook event page.

Saturday / Evans Mills

4. Annual clam bake

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Evans Mills Fire Department, 8615 Leray St., Evans Mills.
What: Steamed clams, salt potatoes, clam chowder, sausage and steak sandwiches, chicken. DJ and karaoke.
Cost: $25.
INFO: Doc, 486-1032; Vicki Newberry, 771-3534.

Saturday / Evans Mills

5. Father's Day breakfast

When: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: St. Mary’s Parish Center, 769 Gale Road, Brushton.
What: Sponsored by St. Mary’s Catholic Church events committee. Eggs, bacon, sausage, hash, home fries, pancakes, French toast, homemade donuts, toast, coffee, tea, juice and milk.
Cost: Adults, $8; seniors, $7; ages 6 to 12, $4; ages 5 and younger, free; immediate family of 5 or more, $25.
INFO: Church, 518-529-6580.

Sunday / Brushton


1. Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Gould Hall, View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Acoustic treatment of bluegrass. Advance sale ticket purchase recommended.
Cost: $15.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411 or

Friday / Old Forge

2. Bill Smith

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Meetinghouse Museum, 696 E. DeKalb Road, DeKalb Junction.
What: Adirondack teller of tales and singer of songs.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Linda Batt, 344-6592 or

Saturday / DeKalb Junction

3. Bee Children

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Russell Theatre, Russell Town Hall, 4 Pestle St., Russell.
What: Canton group plays range of original pop, folk-rock and agit-folk songs. Includes light refreshments, 50/50 raffle.
Cost: Donation.
INFO: Tess Eells, 347-2358; Russell Theatre.

Saturday / Russell

4. Bollywood concert

When: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Storer Auditorium, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse.
What: To benefit Nepal earthquake victims. Tea, sodas and Indian snacks for purchase.
Cost: $25.
INFO: Pravin Gupta, 491-9271.

Sunday / Syracuse

5. Carbon Doxology and Nick Brizee

When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Frink Park pavilion, 517 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Part of Summer Sunset Series.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Sunday Sunset Series Facebook page.

Sunday / Clayton

Bee Children plan to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Where: Russell Theatre

Bee Children plan to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Russell Theatre


1. Fundraiser garage sale

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Yoga Loft, 30 Court St., Canton.
What: To benefit Yoga Loft.
Cost: N/A.
INFO: Yoga Loft, or 605-8637.

Friday & Saturday / Canton

2. Annual book and attic treasure sale

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ainsworth Memorial Library, 6064 S. Main St., Sandy Creek.
What: Hosted by Friends of Ainsworth Library.
Cost: N/A.
INFO: Friends of Ainsworth Library Facebook page.

Friday & Saturday / Sandy Creek

3. Town-wide garage sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Town of Waddington.
What: Free maps available at Town Hall, sponsored by the Waddington Fire Department Auxiliary.
Cost: N/A.
INFO: Waddington Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page.

Saturday / Waddington

4. Summer book sale

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Macsherry Library, 112 Walton St., Alexandria Bay.
What: Ongoing book sale through Labor Day of hardcover fiction and nonfiction, paperbacks, music, DVD’s and more.
Cost: Call for pricing details.
INFO: Library, 482-2241.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

5. Annual arts and crafts show

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Constable Hall, 5909 John St., Constableville.
What: Includes car show, musical entertainment, silent auction, food, quilt raffle, free hall tours and parking. Benefits Constable Hall Preservation Fund.
Cost: $4; children 12 and younger/active military, free.
INFO: Constable Hall; Mary, 397-2771.

Sunday / Constableville


1. The Longest Day

When: 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Stone Presbyterian Church, 140 Chestnut St., Watertown.
What: Supports the Alzheimer’s Association. Organized by Seniors Helping Seniors. Registration slated for 7:30 a.m.; 5K run, 8:30 a.m.; 23-mile bike ride; 10:30 a.m.; 3.25-mile fun bike/run following start of 25 mile ride.
Cost: $25.
INFO: Joanne at Seniors Helping Seniors, 405-4950.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Anna Gert Arthur memorial walk

When: 8:45 a.m. Saturday.
Where: William H. Bush Memorial Library, 5605 Whittaker Road, Martinsburg.
What: Meet at 8:45 a.m.; walk at 9 a.m.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Nelson Schwartzentruber, 376-2972.

Saturday / Martinsburg

3. Biking for Books

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Morley Wesleyan Church, 7254 County Route 27, Canton.
What: Morley Library Association to host 31-mile ride. Registration slated for 9 a.m.
Cost: $25.
INFO: John Beaudette, 386-5235; Morley Library Facebook.

Saturday / Canton

4. Annual draft horse show

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Museum, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: Four horse teams with wagon pulling and two horse teams.
Cost: Admission with parking, $5; admission, parking and raffle, $10.
INFO: Matt, 771-4401; museum, 658-2353.

Saturday / LaFargeville

5. Grace Peak Celebration

When: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: North Hudson Town Park, Park Road, North Hudson.
What: Celebration of the official naming of Grace Peak in honor of Grace Hudowalski, first woman to climb the 46 High Peaks. Sponsored by the Adirondack Forty-Sixers and the Town of North Hudson. Includes food, drinks, music, games and more.
Cost: Donations accepted to benefit Town of North Hudson Fire Department and ADK Summit Steward Program.
INFO: Adirondack Forty-Sixers.

Saturday / North Hudson

The annual draft horse show is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Northern New York Agricultural Museum.

The annual draft horse show is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Northern New York Agricultural Museum.

Need more NNY? Check out the Watertown Daily Times calendar for an extensive event listing.

Five Things Friday – April 17

Happy Friday! Get out and explore all aspects of the north country, from community to outdoor to performance events.


1. Snirt Run

When: Register 6 to 9 p.m. Friday or 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday; run Saturday.
Where: Register Friday at Barnes Corners Sno-Pals groomer barn, Route 177; Timberview Lodge, 5265 Carpenter Road, Turin; or The Edge Motel, 3952 State Route 12, Lyons Falls. Register Saturday at Sno Pals groomer barn, Timberview or Barrows Performance, 4380 Michigan Mills Road, Constableville.
What: Hot dogs, hamburgers, 50/50 raffle at Snow Pals groomer barn. All participants must be back to Sno Pals groomer barn or Timberview by 6 p.m. to draw cards or be disqualified.
Cost: Registration: $15; bring canned good donation for Lewis County Food Pantry.
INFO: Sno-pals Snowmobile Club.

Friday & Saturday / Barnes Corners

2. Spring work day

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Indian Creek Nature Center, Route 68, Canton.
What: Join board members to set the center for the upcoming season. Tools will be supplied, or bring your own.
INFO: Roger Hutchinson, 386-4795.

Saturday / Canton

3. Hot dog social and fundraiser

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Nice N Easy, 25744 State Bicycle Route 11, Evans Mills.
What: Special appearances by Evans Mills ambulance and Calcuim Fire Department, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special characters: The Hulk, Spiderman, Batman. Pictures available for a donation. Three bikes up for raffling, drawing that day. Craft and bake sale.
INFO: Anne Potter, 783-4798.

Saturday / Evans Mills

4. Signs of Spring trek

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Macsherry Trail, Indian Point Road, Hammond.
What: Trek with Peter O’Shea.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Thousand Island Land Trust.

Saturday / Hammond

5. Annual demolition derby

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: St. Lawrence County Fairgrounds, 85 E. Barney St., Gouverneur.
What: Trek with Peter O’Shea.
Cost: Entry fee, $20.
INFO: Gouverneur Fair.

Sunday / Gouverneur


1. Runaway Home

When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Bella-Brooke Vineyards, 2989 Country Route 6, Hammond.
What: Musical performance by a panoramic-Americana band.
Cost: $5.
INFORunaway Home band website.

Friday / Hammond

2. Orphans in Candyland

When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Lisbon Central School, 6866 County Route 10, Lisbon.
What: Doors slated to open at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. Tickets at school office and at the door.
Cost: $8; seniors and students, $5; children 4 and younger, free.
INFO: School, 393-4951.

Friday / Lisbon

3. Rick Kimball and Lisa Murphy

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Trinity Community Coffee House, 98 Main St., Camden.
What: Refreshments served.
Cost: Donations taken for performers in lieu of admission.
INFO: Trinity Episcopal Church, 245-1987.

Saturday / Camden

4. University chorus

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton.
What: Performing “The Great American Songbook: Jazz Standards.”
INFO: St. Lawrence University.

Sunday / Canton

5. Barber of Seville

When: 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Crouse Hinds Theater at Civic Center, 800 St. State St., Syracuse.
What: Presented by Syracuse Opera.
Cost: Tickets start at $25.
INFO: Opera, 475-5915.

Friday & Sunday / Syracuse

Rick Kimball and Lisa Murphy to play at Trinity Community Coffee House on Saturday.

Rick Kimball and Lisa Murphy to play at Trinity Community Coffee House on Saturday.


1. Flea market

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Adams Center Fire Department, 13401 North St., Adams Center.
What: Refreshments to be served.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: 583-5740.

Saturday / Adams Center

2. Book sale

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Henderson Free Library, 8939 State Route 178, Henderson.
What: Books for all ages; vintage books.
INFO: Library, 938-7169.

Saturday / Henderson

3. Spring book and sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: William Dalton Estates, 38 N. Broad St., West Carthage.
What: Knick-knacks, puzzles, homemade candy and baked goods. Benefits William Dalton Estates seniors’ activities and expenses.
INFO: Nancy Hickey, 493-1469.

Friday & Saturday / West Carthage

4. National Library Week book sale

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St., Massena.
What: New members can join Friends group for $5 or $10 for families.
INFO: Library, 769-9914.

Friday & Saturday / Massena

5. Book collection sale

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Collection of the late Gary McGivney.
Cost: Most hardcover books, $3; paperbacks, $1.
INFO: Susan Johnson, 788-8133; library, 785-7705.

All weekend / Watertown


1. Amazing chemistry race

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater, SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton.
What: Trivia contest, demonstrations, team competition.

Saturday / Canton

2. Hands-on archaeology presentation

When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Jefferson County Historical Society, 228 Washington St., Watertown.
What: With Dr. Laurie Rush, on indigenous peoples of Fort Drum.
INFO: Jefferson County Historical Society, 782-3491.

Saturday / Watertown

3. Living library event

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Canton Free Library, 8 Park St., Canton.
What: Refreshments. Registration appreciated but not required.
INFOLibrary, 386-3712.

Saturday / Canton

4. Herbal approaches to health and wellness classes

When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Nature’s Storehouse, 21 Main St., Canton.
What: Register at the storehouse or call 386-3740.
Cost: $7.
INFONature’s Storehouse, 386-3740.

Saturday / Canton

5. Geometric bubble exhibit

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Sci-Tech Center, 154 Stone St., Watertown.
What: Exhibit uses bubbles to experiment with minimal surfaces.
INFOSci-Tech Center, 788-1340.

Friday & Saturday / Watertown


1. Stepping Out with the Stars

When: 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Savory Downtown, Best Western Carriage House Inn, 300 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Cocktails scheduled for 6 p.m.; event, 7 p.m. Benefits Lucy’s House.
Cost:  $35; couple, $60; table of eight, $400.
INFO: Facebook page.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Urban Mission Auction

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church gymnasium, 850 Arsenal St., Watertown.
What: Preview slated for 9:30 a.m.; start, 10 a.m.
INFO: Urban Mission, 782-8440.

Saturday / Watertown

3. Bill Ash memorial benefit

When: 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Moose Lodge 1110, 4 Ames St., Massena.
What: Food, prizes and raffles. Benefits American Heart Association. Dart tournament scheduled for 2 p.m.
INFO: Lodge, 769-5720.

Saturday / Massena

4. Benefit for Dian Roberts

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Adams Country Club, 10700 U.S. Route 11, Adams.
What: Chicken barbecue, raffles, 50/50, bake sale, more. Proceeds to help with medical and travel expenses.
INFO: 335-0154; 243-1737; 767-2212.

Sunday / Adams

5. Annual North Country Home Show

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road, Clayton.
What: 39th annual show.
Cost: $5; military and seniors 65 and older, $4; children 16 and younger, free
INFO: Northern New York Builders, 788-1330.

All weekend / Clayton

Orphans in Candyland to be performed Friday at Lisbon Central School.

Orphans in Candyland to be performed Friday at Lisbon Central School.

Need more north country events? Check out the Watertown Daily Times events calendar for the extensive list.

Five Things Friday – Oct. 24

Welcome to Friday! It officially feels and looks like fall, but that’s ok… Halloween’s in a week! So this weekend we have quite a few Halloween festivities, some fun music events, a surprising amount of outdoor events (we’re Northern New Yorkers – the cold weather doesn’t scare us), craft sales and benefits. So dig in and get involved in the north country this weekend!

1) First up we have Halloween activities. Tonight, the Wead Library, 64 Elm St., Malone, is showing Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” for free at 6 p.m. Bring your own snacks. For more information, call (518) 483-5251. If movies aren’t your thing, there’s also a Pumpkin Party happening in Malone tonight. All are welcome at the First Congregational Church, 2 Clay Street, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., to join in on the food, fun, games and prizes. The event is free for children ages 4 to 12. For more information, call (518) 483-3950. Also tonight, you can go on a Haunted Hayride in Remington Park, Fort Drum, from 6 to 10 p.m. There is a free shuttle to the park by the MaGrath Sports Complex, Bldg. P-10050, Fort DrumThe event invites people to walk through a haunted pavilion, creepy animal exhibit, presented by New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, bonfire and marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, cookies, doughnuts; children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a parent. The event is free. For more information, call 772-8222 or 772-5169. If you’re in the mood for historical fright, head over to St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 200 E. Main St., Sackets Harbor, tonight and tomorrow night for a Haunted Walk of Sackets Harbor. Guides leave the church every 15 minutes, rain or shine, from 6 to 9 p.m., on a walking tour of Sackets Harbor’s darker past with stories of bloody battles, ghosts, graves and hangings. Please be advised this event is not suitable for children 9 and younger. The cost is$5; students, 10 to 17, $3. The Paddock Arcade is also hosting a haunting tonight and tomorrow. From 6 to 9 p.m. today, asl well as 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, you can stop by the Classic Creepy Creatures Haunted House. The cost is $5. If you’re in Evans Mills and in need of some Halloween haunting, you can stop by the Terror at the Track Spooktacular tonight and tomorrow at Evans Mills Speedway, Route 11, from 7 to 11 p.m. The event includes haunted hayrides, zombie apocalypse and the aftermath of the nuclear holocaust. The cost is $12. Tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., the Lowville Business Association is sponsoring Halloween Towne. Events throughout the day and throughout the town include parades, games, food, a road race, stories and more. For more information, visit their Facebook page here. If you’re looking for something uniquely kid friendly, bring the little ones to the Boo at the Zoo, tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, 1 Thompson Park. Feel free to come in costume. The day will hold games, activities, animals, demonstrations and music. The cost is $2 for a member child; member adult, free; nonmember child, $8; nonmember adult, $9. For more information, call 782-6180. Tomorrow, Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., is holding their Halloween Party from 2 to 4 p.m. The library is inviting children to join in decorating pumpkins, showing off their costumes and collecting candy. For more information, call 393-4325. Lastly, the Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park, 19 Robinson Bay Road, Massena, is hosting a Halloween Woods Walk, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. This is a guided moonlight hike, lasting about 35 minutes. There will be a party by the campfire to follow. Children are welcome to wear costumes, and the first 30 will receive goody bags. The event is free. For more information, call 705-5022 or email

2) This weekend brings many music events. Tonight at Jefferson Community College1220 Coffeen St., Watertown, you can see the Japanese drum ensemble Taikoza take the stage at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the JCC Student Activities Center at 786-2431. If you’d appreciate more of a bar atmosphere, head to the Savory Downtown, 300 Washington St., Watertown, tonight to see The Booty Brothers play. For more information, call 788-0272. Tomorrow, the Bluegrass Jam is happening at Olympic Center, 2624 Main St., Lake Placid, from 12:30 to 11 p.m. The musicians featured are: Sam Bush and The Del McCoury Band, Amy Helm, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Gibson Brothers, Big Leg Emma, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Hot Day at the Zoo, Eastbound Jesus and The 52 Pick-Up.General admission tickets are $55 in advance; $65, at the door. VIP admisssion is $80 in advance; $90, at the door; limited to 300. Call the box office at (518) 523-3330. Tomorrow, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music is hosting the Single Reed Summit Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Helen M. Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave. Guest artists Otis Murphy and Michael Lowenstern will perform on the saxophone and bass clarinet, respectively, with the Crane Wind Ensemble. The event is free. Finally, on Sunday, SUNY Potsdam is hosting the 9th Annual Festival of Sacred Music and Text at 3 p.m. in the Dunn Theatre, SUNY Potsdam, Pirrepont Avenue. Donations of canned goods are being accepted for Potsdam Thanksgiving Meal. For more information, contact Paula Jensen-Moulton at 386-3570 or

3) Despite the cold weather and impending winter, there are still a bunch of ways to get outside this weekend. Tomorrow, you can get your blood pumping with the Nuts’ Skeleton Skamper 5K Fun Run/Walk at the Dobisky Visitor Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the run/walk at 9 a.m. The cost is $15 for ages 13 and older; $10, 12 and younger. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable item for local food pantry. To register, contact Kelly Amo at 713-5163, or Vicki Gould at 713-5284. Tomorrow morning in Watertown, you can be part of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The walk begins at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 970 Coffeen St., at 10 a.m. The event benefits the American Cancer Society. Also tomorrow, you are invited to participate in the 5th Annual Shawna’s Walk for Wishes at Newell Field House, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the walk at noon. Refreshments, entertainment and family activities will follow the event. For more information, call 229-5095 or email If you’re in Cape Vincent on Saturday, beware! The town will be invaded by zombies in the 1000 Islands Zombie Walk. The event starts at noon at Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway Street, and will feature crafters, artists, a farmers market, door prizes, raffles, food and a guest appearance by Frank, Sheri and James, zombies from the movie “Annulment.” The walk begins at 2 p.m. Zombie costumes and make-up are encouraged. Bring canned food donation to trade for free zombie make-up by “Annulment” artists. The cost is $15; military, $10; children 12 and younger, free. For more information, call Stacie Luchini at 761-2379. Tomorrow night at the pavilion in Thompson Park, Watertown, you can help raise money to benefit scholarships for children with the Lucy’s House 1st Annual 5K Glow Run/Walk. The pre-party begins at 5:30 p.m., the race at 6:30 p.m. There will  be an afterglow dance party after the race. DJ from Tunes 92.5 will provide music, and Xtreme Bounce and Slide will provide activities. The fee is $30, individual; $27, group, per person; military, $22, individual; $20 group per person. To register, click here, or here. On Sunday, you can be part of the Village Ecumenical Ministries CROP Hunger Walk at the Church of the Nazarene, 960 State St., Carthage. Check in begins at 1 p.m., the walk at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Liz Gamble at 408-3317 or

4) Next up, we have a chance for you to get a leg up on your holiday shopping, while keeping it local – craft fairs. Tomorrow, Canton’s First Presbyterian Church, 17 Park St., is holding their Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; there will be soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. For more information, call 386-4361. The Fr. Andrew Amyot Parish Center, 3 Morris St., Norfolk, is also holding a Fall Bazaar tomorrow, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is a Church of the Visitation benefit of the Altar Rosary Society. It will include a food sale with cabbage rolls, country store, candy sale, coffee and donuts, hand made crafts, Christmas crafts, attic table, religious articles. Luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tomorrow also holds Laureate Iota of Beta Sigma Phi’s 30th annual craft show, at the Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is$2; children 12 and younger, free. Refreshments will  be available. Donations will benefit the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County and Beta Sigma Phi Award Fund. For more information, contact Sylvia at 782-6063, 783-7833 or Tomorrow, visit the Craft Fair at the Northpole Fire Department, 22334 Route 11, Watertown, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food for food pantry will be taken. The event is free. Lunch will be available. On Sunday, you can visit the Community Vendor’s Expo at Harold W. Townsend Post 1757, 209 Ambrose St., Sackets Harbor, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will offer local vendors, crafters, farms and artisans. There will be food available at a concession stand. For more information, call the American Legion Post 1757 at 646-3530.

5) To finish off the Five Things this week, we’d like to end with benefits. First is the Children’s Miracle Network Bowl-a-Thon, sponsored this year by the Hilton Garden Inn. The event is scheduled for Saturday at  Seaway Lanes, 22116 Route 11, Watertown, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will  be food, games and prizes. For information, call 788-1234. Tomorrow also holds the Brinkerhoff Benefit at Boonville Elks Lodge, 13054 State Route 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be food, music, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and more. The cost is$15 per person; $25 per couple; $30 per family. Proceeds will go to help defray Bert Brinkerhoff’s medical expenses; he was involved in an accident in July. Donations are accepted. For more information, contact Karen Balash at 725-1971. Last up is the Cure For Karla Benefit. The event is on Sunday at Applebees Restaurant, 1283 Arsenal St., Watertown, from 8 to 10 a.m. It benefits Karla Benware, 14, who was diagnosed with “ALL” leukemia in January. Proceeds will cover medical expenses. For information, call 783-1749.


Photographer: Patrick Danforth/Evans Mills
: Digital photograph
Camera: Nikon D7000, ISO 200f/5.6 1/600 145mm
Date: Winter 2012
Photographer’s notes: Here is Max, a German shepherd, and Alyson. Max stayed with us at Click to Zen Canine Behavioral Services for training while his rescue searched for a foster home. He was going to be put to sleep in a shelter in Brooklyn. Here he enjoys pulling Alyson on a sled. He loved pulling people on skis, a kick sled and mountain boards. He eventually found a foster home and was adopted.
Editor’s note: Mr. Danforth’s photo won the 2013 Watertown Daily Times Cabin Fever Photo Contest in the outdoor recreation category.

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