5 Things Friday events calendar – Sept. 25

Happy Friday!

Shopping

1. Used book sale

When: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Lewis County General Hospital, 7785 N. State St., Lowville.
What: Includes books, cookbooks, DVDs, VHS, CDs, cassettes.
Cost: Dependent on item.
INFO: 408-2252.

Friday / Lowville

2. Farmers market

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville.
What: Includes local produce and fruits, jewelry, hats, scarves and prints, wood crafts, wood furniture, baked goods, leather goods, and more.
Cost: Dependent on item.
INFO: Lowville Farmer’s Market; 783-8642.

Saturday / Lowville

3. Fall craft and flea market

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday .
Where: Donald Martin Civic Center, Pine Street, Waddington.
What: Hosted by Waddington Fish and Game Club. Antiques, crafts, jewelry, wood art, cloth goods, home decor and more.
Cost: $1 donation; ages 15 and younger, free.
INFO: 388-4251.

Saturday / Waddington

4. 29th annual antique show and sale

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday .
Where: Madrid-Waddington High School, 2582 state Route 345, Madrid.
What: Lunch slated to be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..
Cost: $3.

Saturday / Madrid

5. Sampling Syracuse food tours

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

Saturday / Syracuse

Fundraising

1. Bake sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: O.D. Greene Lumber, 10799 U.S. Route 11, Adams.
What: Benefits Rodman Community Church.
Cost: Dependent on item.
INFO: Rodman Community Church, 658-4797; O.D. Greene Lumber, 232-4800.

Saturday / Adams

2. North Country Challenge

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Oswegatchie Education Center, 9340 Long Pond Road, Croghan.
What: Registration slated for 9 a.m.; race, 10 a.m. Four mile race and two mile fun run/walk. Benefits Northern New York Community Foundation, Food Bank of Central New York and New York FFA.
Cost: Four-mile, $50; four-mile youth, $25; two-mile, $30.
INFO: Sign up here; North Country Challenge Facebook.

Saturday / Croghan

3. Walk for Suicide Prevention

When: 11 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Registration slated for 11 a.m.; walk, noon. Benefits critical research and education programs to fight suicide.
INFO: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Vicki Hill, 221-1240 or vic059@hotmail.com.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Alpaca farm open house

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Home Again Farm, 37098 Schell Road, Theresa.
What: To benefit Theresa Food Pantry, Theresa Youth Group and 4-H Program. Hand spinners, demonstrations, alpaca obstacle course, baby alpacas, food stand, music, alpaca yarn and clothing.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Farm, 628-5302.

Saturday & Sunday / Theresa

5. Benefit for Mike Loftus

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Watertown Elks Lodge, 728 Bradley St., Watertown.
What: Barbecue chicken, pulled pork dinners, 50/50 raffle, children’s section with characters and activities. Live music by Tough Luck, Wagoner’s Agenda, FOGG, Hat Trick. To offset medical expenses following diagnosis of an inoperable malignant tumor that is attached to his spine and into his lungs.
INFO: Click here to donate; Facebook event page.

Sunday / Watertown

Community

1. Local Living Festival

When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Corner of Main and Park Streets, Canton.
What: Presented by Local Living Venture. Workshops, demonstrations, exhibitors, children’s activities.
INFO: Click here for more info; 347-4223.

Saturday / Canton

2. Fall Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Camp Laurent, 6993 State Highway 37, Ogdensburg.
What: Includes making a scarecrow or ghost, mini hay ride, crafts, games and more.
Cost: $4; family, $14.
INFO: Camp Laurent, 854-6677; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Ogdensburg

3. OkTUPPERfest

When: 11 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Big Tupper Lake Ski Area, 485 Big Tupper Road, Tupper Lake.
What: Sponsored by Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce. Food, live music, adult beverages, free chair lift rides, helicopter rides, children’s activities, craft fair.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce, (518) 359-3328.

Saturday / Tupper Lake

4. Eighth annual Cape Vincent Oktoberfest

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway Street, Cape Vincent.
What: Featuring Autumn farmers market, German food, beverages and dancing.
Cost: $20 (must show ID at door); band tent, $5.
INFO: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, 654-2481.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

5. Sixth annual Model Train, Toy and Collectible Expo

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Massena Arena, St. Regis Boulevard, Massena.
What: Operating model train layouts, vendors, clinic on model railroad scenery. Miniature train rides, weather permitting. Concession food stand available.
Cost: $4; ages 9 and younger, free.
INFO: Jim Shaw, 769-2088.

Saturday & Sunday / Massena

Performance

1. Crane Songs: A Bicentennial Celebration of Band Music

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Helen M. Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Presented by Crane Wind Ensemble.
Cost: Call for details
INFO: Crane School of Music, 267-2000.

Friday / Potsdam

2. 18th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid.
What: Festival spread across six continents.
Cost: $15.
INFO: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, (518) 523-2512.

Friday / Lake Placid

3. Cirque de la Symphonie

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Crouse Hinds Theater, 800 S. State St., Syracuse.
What: With conductor Sean O’Loughlin.
Cost: $36 to $65.
INFO: Symphoria, 299-5598.

Saturday / Syracuse

4. 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

5. 2015 Clayton Jazz Fest

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Throughout Clayton.
What: Friday, Sept. 25: Jazz on the Green, afternoon, 1000 Island Harbor Hotel; and Clayton Night, afternoon, local businesses and restaurants. Saturday, Sept. 26: Jazz on the River, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Clayton Pavilion; New Orleans Night, 7:30 p.m., Clayton Opera House. Sunday, Sept. 27: Jazz Brunches, morning, closing party, 3 p.m., 1000 Island Hotel.
Cost: Dependent on event.
INFO: Clayton Jazz Festival, (561) 508-5737.

All weekend / Clayton

Learning

1. SLU lecture series: Kenneth Johnson

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Bloomer Auditorium, Brown Hall, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton.
What: Part of St. Lawrence University Lecture Series.
Cost: Free.
INFO: St. Lawrence University, 229-5851.

Friday / Canton

2. Coffee tasting and book signing

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Coffee Fever, 4256 State Highway 3, Star Lake.
What: Gourmet coffee tasting highlighting coffee from St. Lawrence Valley Roasters. Author Matthew Glavin signing copies of his books, “Adirondack Treasure – The Bonaparte Legacy” and “Adirondack Treasure – Isle Royale.”
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Coffee Fever, 848-4166.

Saturday / Star Lake

3. Family Wellness Day

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lockwood Arena, 141 West River St., Ogdensburg.
What: Sponsored by Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. Free jump ropes, face painting, balloon twisting, healthy snacks, 18-foot slide, bouncie house, balloon bouncer, joust area, obstacle course, sports arena, free health screenings for adults.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, 393-3600.

Saturday / Ogdensburg

4. Thompson Park Zoo Animal Event

When: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ainsworth Memorial Library, 6064 S. Main St., Sandy Creek.
What: Theme: Nature is Sense-Sational. Meet local animals looking for adoption from the United Friends of Homeless Animals following program.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Zoo, 782-6180.

Saturday / Sandy Creek

5. Seventh annual Sandy Feldstein music business roundtable

When: 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Proscenium Theater, Performing Arts Center, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Scheduled panelists: Robert Breithaupt (Department Chair, Jazz Studies/Music Industry and Director of Percussion, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio), Jack Knight (President, Samson Technologies, Hauppage, NY) and David McAllister (Vice President, Jam Industries Ltd., Montreal, QC).
Cost: Free.
INFO: SUNY Potsdam, 267-2000.

Saturday / Potsdam

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5 Things Friday events calendar – Aug. 28

Happy Friday!

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Performance

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.

Outside

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.
INFO: AMVETS.

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

Community

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

Music

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

Art

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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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.

Five Things Friday – Feb. 13

Happy Friday!

Whether you’re looking for a romantic outing for you and your sweetie, an outdoor event for you and your buds or just something fun and different for yourself, the north country has it all.

Love is in the air

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Five Things Friday – Jan. 16

Happy Friday! Here’s a weekly list of ways you can get out and beat the winter blues of the north country.

Move.

1. SnowtownUSA sculptures, all weekend, Thompson Park and Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, Watertown. Weather permitting, you should be able to check out these creations through Saturday, Feb. 14. Click here to learn about more SnowtownUSA events.

2. Frozen fun parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Main St., Massena. Part of Massena’s Frozen Fun Winter Carnival. Click here for entire schedule.

3. Snowshoeing, 10 a.m. Saturday, Joseph A. Blake Jr. Wildlife Sanctuary, Rutland. Organized by Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, Watertown. Remember to bring water, appropriate clothing and snowshoes; limited number of snowshoes to lend. Must RSVP. Info: tughilloutreach@nnymail.com or 779-2239.

4. Guided winter weekend walk, 1 p.m. Saturday, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, County Route 100, Fineview. Information: 482-2749. Snowshoes available for rent, $3.

5. Guided snowshoeing trip, 10 a.m. Saturday, 8411 Jackson Hill Road, Boonville. Limited number of snowshoes available for rent. Hot lunch and refreshments at clubhouse planned to follow walk. Info: 378-7592.

Consume.

1. Paddle auction, 6 p.m. today, Croghan Fire Department, 6855 Fire Hall St. Admission: $5. Doors to open at 6 p.m.; auction scheduled for 7 p.m. Cost includes auction paddle, raffle ticket, light snacks.

2. Benefit auction, all weekend, Adirondack Artists Guild52 Main Street, Saranac Lake. Silent auction planned to run though Sunday, Feb. 1 to benefit Saranac Lake Fire Department. Artwork created by members of the guild on display and available for bids. Info: guild, 518-891-2615.

3. Potsdam winter market, 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Cheel Arena, Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam. Info: thepotsdamfarmersmaket@gmail.com.

4.  Bag sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Wagner’s Whistle Stop Thrift Shop, 11 W. Main St., Norfolk. Cost: $4 per bag. Info: Clare Bresse, 384-4839.

5.  Winter farmers market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Chaumont Volunteer Fire Department, 11385 Route 12E, Chaumont. Market plans to offer produce, baked goods, local wineries, vendors, face painting and entertainment. Info: Heather Jackson, 777-5442 or Holly Rubacha, 783-2838.

Look.

1. ‘Paradigm Shift: Visual Reflection‘ exhibit, all weekend, View (Arts Center), 3273 Route 28, Old Forge. Exhibit of oil paintings and graphite drawings by Robert Imundo slated to be on display through Sunday, May 24. Info: arts center, 369-6411.

2. ‘Burdette Parks: Eye of the Beholder‘ exhibit, all weekend, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid. Photography exhibit planned to run through Sunday, Jan. 25. Info: center, 518-523-2512.

3.  Alice Valenti: ‘Branches’ exhibit, all weekend, View (Arts Center), 3273 Route 28, Old Forge. Show featuring a series of small landscapes slated to run through Sunday, April 5. Opening reception planned for 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Info: 369-6411.

4. ‘Fun with Function’ exhibit, all weekend, View (Arts Center), 3273 Route 28, Old Forge. Exhibit showcases new works of animal creations in clay by View’s resident artist Sarah M. Banker. Show planned to run through Sunday, April 5. Opening reception planned for 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Info: 369-6411.

5. ‘Reality Check’ exhibit, all weekend, View (Arts Center), 3273 Route 28, Old Forge. Exhibit features 19 artists from throughout United States whose work focuses on mastery of illusion. Show planned to run through Sunday, April 5. Opening reception planned for 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Info: 369-6411.

Do.

1. Make a masterpiece workshop, 3 to 5 p.m. today, Kid’s Place, Frederic Remington Art Museum303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg. Cost: $3. Class designed for ages 5 and up. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not necessary. Info: Lauren at the Museum, 393-2425.

2. Focused Asana classes, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Yoga Loft, 30 Court St., Canton. Info: Loft, info@yoga-loft.org or 605-8637.

3. Computer help workshop, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., Ogdensburg. Class plans to include tips on Word, eReaders and more. Intended for all ages. Info: library, 393-4325.

4.  Meet the instruments workshop, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., Old Forge. Free. Class to be conducted by Canal Street Band. Info: View Arts Center, 369-6411, ext. 201; info@ViewArts.org.

5. Painting for teens, 2 p.m. Saturday, Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., Ogdensburg. Free. Class intends to teach students ages 12 and older about watercolor painting while making winter scene. Info: library, 393-4325.

Listen.

1. ‘Bocon!‘ 7 p.m. today and Saturday, Indian River Theatre of the Performing Arts, Indian River High School, 32925 U.S. Route 11, Philadelphia. Cost: $5. Seating is limited. Bilingual, ASL interpreted for deaf and hard of hearing. Reserve tickets/info: Elaine Finley, 642-5521.

2. Stay Tuned, 7 p.m. today, Canton High School, 99 State St., Canton. Cost: $5. Performance by SUNY Potsdam’s a cappella singing group to benefit Canton High School Thespians.

3. Nelson Brothers Band, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Lewis County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6912, 7752 W. State St., Lowville. Cost: $5. Food to be available. Info: 376-2733.

4. ‘Death of a Salesman,’ 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake. Cost: Saturday, $18, $20 or $22; Sunday, $15. Tickets/info: theatre, 518-891-1854 or info@pendragontheatre.org

5.  Canal Street String Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, View (Arts Center), 3273 Route 28, Old Forge. Cost: $20; members, $15. Info/tickets: View, 369-6411.

Not enough NNY for you? Go to the Watertown Daily Times calendar for the complete list.