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5 Things Friday- December 9th

A Visit With Santa

1. Breakfast with Santa

When: 8 a.m. Saturday
Where: Antwerp Fire Hall, 2 Van Buren St.
What: Menu: pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, juice and coffee. Children’s activities, basket raffles. Benefits Operation Restore Antwerp, Antwerp Old Home Day and Antwerp Fire Department.
Cost: $6; children 5 and younger, $3. Pictures with Santa, with own camera, free.
Info: www.facebook.com/events/372351946446200.

Saturday / Antwerp

2. Breakfast with Santa

When: 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Basset-Baxter American Legion Post 789, 415 West St.
What: Co-hosted by Church Street Diner. Menu: scrambled eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, pancakes, milk, orange juice, apple juice, coffee. Also included: gift from Santa and photo. Limited to first 35 children, 12 years old and younger. Call prior.
Cost: $15 per child 12 and younger; $5 per accompanying adults or children older than 12.
INFO
: 519-7459

Saturday / Carthage

3. Breakfast with Santa at the Zoo

When: 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, 1 Thompson Park
What: Enjoy breakfast at the Zoo while visiting with Santa.
Cost: $15; members, $10. Information
INFO: www.nyszoo.org/bws or 782-6180.

Saturday /Watertown

4. Santa’s Coming to Town

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Port Leyden Fire Hall, 3387 Douglas St.
What: For children 10 and younger, sponsored by ladies auxiliary, refreshments served, cookie decorating, Christmas card coloring, crafts.
Cost: Free
INFO: Eva Sessions, esessions44@gmail.com

Sunday / Port Leyden

5. A Santa Visit

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Port Leyden Fire Hall, 3387 Douglas St.
What: For children up to 12 years old. Sponsored by the ladies auxiliary. Refreshments. Cookie decorating, Christmas card coloring.
Cost: Free
INFO: Eva Sessions, esessions44@gmail.com

Sunday / Port Leyden

 

Celebrate the Holidays

1. Christmas in Croghan

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Croghan, Depot, 9781 Main St
What: Railway Historical Society of Northern N.Y. Museum open for Christmas in Croghan. Tours of depot, refreshments, gift shop. New drivable train simulator zone. Donations appreciated
Cost: Free
INFO: 346-6848 or www.newyorktrains.com

Friday / Croghan

2. Cape Vincent Christmas Parade

When: 4:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Downtown Cape Vincent
What: Holiday Parade. Bring canned good for local food pantry and Salvation Army.
Cost: Free
INFO: villageofcapevincent.org.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

3. Children’s Christmas Party

When: 3 to 5  p.m. Sunday
Where: Don Rounds American Legion Post 586, 10 S. Main St.
What: Children’s Christmas party. Canned or box food donations accepted at door to benefit local food pantry. Craft-making, desserts. Special guest: Santa.
Cost: Free
INFO: 232-2715

Sunday / Adams

4. Tree Lighting

When: 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Henderson Harbor Performing Arts Association field, 12469 County Route 123
What: Winners of Christmas home decoration contest announced following tree lighting. Hayride, 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
INFO: N/A

Sunday / Henderson

5. 7th Annual Lights on the River

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Lisbon Beach and Campground, 9975 Route 37
What
:  Donations accepted to benefit local food pantries. View holiday lights displays along the river.
Cost: Free
INFO: Bob Santamoor, 250-6141

Saturday through Sunday / Ogdensburg

 

Holiday Sales

1. Christmas Tree Sale

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: McIntosh home in Pierrepont center, at the Best Western parking lot in Canton.
What: The Pierrepont Volunteer Fire Department will be selling 7′ – 8′ Fraser Fir Christmas Trees. Proceeds will benefit the Pierrepont Volunteer Fire Department.
Cost: Cost of tree
INFO: N/A

Saturday and Sunday / Canton

2. Holiday Cookie and Candy Sale

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 5457 Shady Ave.
What: Cookies and candy available for purchase.
Cost: Free
INFO: 376-6662

Saturday /Lowville

3. 2016 Holiday Bazaar

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Macsherry Parish Center, Trinity Episcopal Church, 227 Sherman St.
What: Assortment of hand-made gifts, white elephant treasures, Christmas decorations, baked goods. Admission: non-perishable food item or cash donation to Watertown Urban Mission.
Cost: Free
INFO: 788-6290

Saturday / Watertown

4. Christmas Craft Show

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Clayton Fire Department, 855 Graves St.
What: Food, raffles, free admission, Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Free
INFO: Sherry, 482-3322

Sunday / Clayton

5. Alpaca Holiday Bazaar

When: 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Home Again Alpaca Farm, 37098 Schell Road
What: 10% of sales to benefit Theresa Food Pantry.
Cost: Free
INFO: www.homeagainfarmalpacas.com

Saturday and Sunday / Theresa

Leisure, Learning and More!

1. 23rd annual Victorian Faire

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Jefferson County Historical Society, 228 Washington St.
What: Visit the Historical Society during the holidays. Children’s crafts.
Cost: Free
INFO: Jean 782-0272

Saturday / Watertown

2. Boater Safety Class

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St.
What: Learn how to navigate and operate a boat safely.
Cost:  Free
INFO: 686-4104, ext. 235. Registration: cjenne35@hotmail.com.

Saturday / Clayton

3. Holiday Dinner Festival

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Carthage Elks Lodge 1762, 511 Fulton St.
What: Cocktails, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. Dinner choices: apple and cranberry stuffed pork loin with smashed potatoes; roast beef with smashed potatoes; haddock scampi over linguine. Vegetarian option, also. Entertainment by Carthage High School Camerata Singers and Instrumentalists.
Cost: $25
INFO: Tickets must be purchased in advance: Kinney Drugs, 401 State St.; Carthage High School main office, 36500 State Route 26; and from select fine arts students. Sponsored by Carthage Central Fine Arts Booster Club.

Saturday / Carthage

4. Dance to the Nelson Brothers

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6912, 7752 W. State St.
What: Dance to the Nelson Brothers Band.
Cost: $5
INFO: N/A

Saturday / Lowville

5. Meditation Sunday

When: 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Arts on the Square, Franklin Building, 52 Public Square
What: Group meditation.
Cost: $10
INFO: 661-6361

Sunday / Watertown

Creative Activities

1. Holiday Card Making for Kids

When: 6 p.m. Friday
Where: Lyme Free Library, 12165 Route 12E
What: Make your own holiday cards.
Cost: Free
INFO: 649-5454

Friday / Chaumont

2. Ceramics exhibit

When: Friday through Sunday
Where: Fibonacci 321 Art Gallery, 321 James St.
What: With artist Cathie Ellsworth, native of Watertown, on display through Friday, Dec. 23
Cost: Free
INFO: www.fibonacci321.com

Friday to Sunday / Clayton

3. Holiday concert

When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: United Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Broad St.
What: Featuring Sackets Harbor Community Chorus and Community Chimers
Cost: Free
INFO: www.sacketsharborpresbyterian.org

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

4. Shoulder Season

When: Friday through Sunday
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St
What: Exhibit of cashmere paisley shawls, on display through January.
Cost: Free
Info: 686-4123

Friday through Sunday / Clayton

5. Lowville Village Band concert

When: 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: South Lewis Central School, 4624 East Road.
What: Enjoy holiday songs with the Lowville Village Band
Cost: Free
INFO: www.facebook.com/lowvillevillageband1826

Sunday / Turin

5 Things Friday- November 18

Celebrate the Holidays

1. Home for the Holidays Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Lewis County Historical Society, 7552 S. State St.
What: Train display, silent auction, Christmas trees and wreaths, gingerbread houses on display. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25; Adirondack Community Chorus concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
Cost: Free
Info: 376-8957

Friday to Sunday / Lowville

2. Baby It’s Cold Outside

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St.
What: Part of Bonnie Castle “Pay it Forward” campaign, tastings and crafts.
Cost: Donation of a new or gently used winter outerwear item, given to local schools and churches for locals in need.
INFO
: Mariann, 482-4511, ext. 502, or Mariann@bonniecastle.com

Friday / Alexandria Bay

3. Light up the Night Parade

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: State St.
What: The parade begins at OFA school and follows State Street to the Dobisky Center at 100 Riverside Avenue. Floats will be lit up with lights and song. Children can visit with Santa after the parade.
Cost: Free
INFO: 393-3540

Saturday / Ogdensburg

4. Holiday Shopper’s Poker Run

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Participating businesses in Alexandria Bay, Clayton and Cape Vincent.
What: Collect cards from local businesses as you shop for the holidays. Cards handed in, 5 p.m., O’Brien’s, 226 Webb St. Receive cards Friday, Nov. 18 as well. Auctions, prizes, food, benefits local food pantries.
Cost: Free
INFO: Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 686-3771

Saturday / Clayton, Alexandria Bay, Cape Vincent

5. 22nd Annual Festival of Trees

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday
Where: Thousand Islands Museum, 312 James St.
What: Local businesses, organizations and families bring in and decorate trees or other holiday displays.  Admission is free, but we ask that you bring in a non-perishable item for out “Fill the Boat” campaign which fills our St. Lawrence skiff with food for the local food pantry. Vote for your favorite display.
Cost: Free
INFO: 686-5794

Friday to Sunday / Clayton

 

Helping Others

1. Cancer Benefit for Kathy Ives

When: 5 p.m. Friday
Where: American Legion Post 586, 10 S. Main St.
What: 50/50 raffles, Chinese auctions. Proceeds to help family with medical bills and expenses.
Cost: Donation based
INFO: 232-2715

Friday / Adams

2. Third Annual Urban Mission Holiday Giveback

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Ramada Inn, 6300 Arsenal St.
What: Pictures with Santa, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring non-perishable food item or unwrapped toy for Urban Mission.
Cost: $10
INFO: helpinghandsmic@gmail.com or 529-4893

Saturday / Watertown

3. Bowl-A-Thon

When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Pla-Mor Lanes, 577 State St.
What: To benefit Jefferson County SPCA. Lunch provided during luncheon at 2:30 p.m. Prices and trophies.
Cost: $16; per couple, $30.
INFO: 782-3260

Saturday / Watertown

4. Turkey Dinner and Basket Drawing

When: 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: John C. Londraville American Legion Post 832, 248 E. Broadway St.
What: Benefits legion auxiliary.
Cost: Free
INFO: 654-2101

Saturday / Cape Vincent

5. Memory Wreath

When: All day
What:  To benefit Lacona Clock Tower maintenance, with Coterie Club, names and payment of donation accepted through Saturday, Nov. 26. Names read night of wreath lighting: 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. Music and refreshments.
Cost: N/A
INFO/PAYMENTS: Eleanor Slater, Coterie Club Treasurer, P.O. Box 201, Sandy Creek, NY 13145. Checks payable to Coterie Club.

Saturday / Lacona

  

Fun with Learning

1. Pencil Drawing

When: 6 p.m. Friday
Where: Lyme Free Library, 12165 Route 12E
What: Learn the fundamentals of sketching and basic drawing techniques. For ages 11 and older.
Cost: $35
INFO: 786-2385 to register.

Friday / Chaumont

2. Snowmobile Safety Class

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Copley Foundation House, 12030 Route 12E.
What: With Gary Kocher, New York Parks and Recreation instructor. Must be 10 or older.
Cost: N/A
INFO: 486-5230 or cwasr@twc.com

Saturday / Chaumont

3. The Global Water Crisis, Abroad and at Home

When: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 1425 Washington St.
What: Presentation with Dr. Adrienne Rygel, associate professor and department chair of civil and environmental engineering technology, SUNY Canton. Light refreshments served.
INFO: Free

Sunday / Watertown

4. Share Your French Heritage! Stories from Quebec

When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake
What: TAUNY has received funding to work with other partners in the region to research the historical connection between Northern New York and Quebec and to investigate the ongoing cultural influence of that connection. Participants are encouraged to bring your own photos of family members and homesteads, objects that represent family traditions, and other artifacts and heirlooms that tell the story of your French heritage. In addition to hearing your stories, we’d love to hear your ideas for future programs and projects that present this heritage to a wide audience. The program will be led by TAUNY’s Executive Director, Jill Breit.
Cost: Free
INFO: adkmuseum.org.

Saturday / Blue Mountain Lake

5. Children’s Fall Craft Classes

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Gallery Lake Saint Lawrence Arts, 10 Main St.
What: Classes held every other Saturday afternoon. Materials are provided. No reservations required, just bring your kids.
Cost: $35
INFO: N/A

Saturday / Waddington

 

Something to Eat

1. Chicken and Biscuit Dinner

When: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: First Congregational Church of Lisbon, 9226 County Route 28
What: Menu: chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas and carrots, coleslaw, pickles and cranberries, apple crisp, beverage. Benefits Camp Laurent Maintenance Fund
Cost: $9; children 10 and younger, $5.
INFO: 393-7780

Saturday / Lisbon

2. Haddock Dinner

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: AMVETS Club, Whippleville Road
What: Open to the public.
Cost:  $9 per person
INFO: N/A

Sunday / Malone

3. Breakfast with Santa

When: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sandy Ogdensburg Elks Lodge, 322 Caroline St.
What/Menu: scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, home fries, juice and coffee. All are welcome. Enjoy breakfast with Santa.
Cost: $7 pp and kids under 5 years eat for free.
INFO: N/A

Sunday / Ogdensburg

4. Hunters Pancake Breakfast

When: 7 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Adams Center Fire Hall, 13401 North St.
What: Enjoy a pancake breakfast to benefit the Ladies Auxiliary.
Cost: $7.50; children ages 12 and younger, $4.
INFO: 583-5533

Saturday / Adams Center

5. Comedy Dinner at Tavern 230

When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Tavern230 at Snow Ridge, 4173 West Road.
What: 4 p.m., happy hour and seating; 5 p.m., Italian buffet dinner; 6 p.m., show begins. Comedians: Moody McCarthy and Nick Marra.
Cost: $35
INFO: snowridge.com or main office, 348-8456

Sunday / Turin

 

Family Fun

1. Lego fun day

When: 10:30 a.m. to Noon Saturday
Where: Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library, 6064 S. Main St.
What: Legos provided by library. Listen to Lego story. New theme every month. For ages 4-12. Ages 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: Free
INFO: 387-3732

Saturday / Sandy Creek

2. Maple Science Fair

When: 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: American Maple Museum, 9756 State Route 812, Croghan
What: Learn about the maple industry through science experiments, maple products, maple trees and more.
Cost: Free
INFO: 346-1107

Saturday / Croghan

3. Learning to Work with Clay

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday
Where: Norwood American Legion, 10 Maple St.
What: These classes will allow students to explore all aspects of creating with clay.  Hand building is the perfect way to get acquainted with this very flexible medium.  It is for all age and talent levels, and the projects that can be accomplished are infinite. All materials included.
Cost: $65 public; $58.50 members
INFO: tiartscenter.org

Saturday / Clayton

4. Family Movies and Crafts

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Hawn Memorial Library, 220 John St.
What: Enjoy movies and making crafts with the whole family.
Cost: Free
Info: hawnmemoriallibrary.org

Saturday / Clayton

5. Double Play 2016 Swim Lessons

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lowville Academy and Central School, 7668 N. State St.
What: Mommy and me class, any age. Pre-register at Double Play Fitness Center.
Cost: Ages 3+, $55.
INFO: doubleplaycc.com or 376-7001

Saturday / Lowville

Former Lowville resident aiding relief effort from 2015 Nepal earthquake

COURTESY OF SARAH GRAHAM Former Lowville resident Sarah Graham gets blessed by a Nepalese woman while her daughter, Mia, looks on. The pair is assisting the recovery effort from an April 2015 earthquake.

COURTESY OF SARAH GRAHAM
Former Lowville resident Sarah Graham gets blessed by a Nepalese woman while her daughter, Mia, looks on. The pair is assisting the recovery effort from an April 2015 earthquake.

By STEVE VIRKLER
SVIRKLER@LOWVILLE.COM

A former Lowville resident and her daughter have traveled to Nepal to assist in the ongoing recovery effort from an April 2015 earthquake.

“The level of poverty seems to have vastly increased as the income from tourism has plummeted in the year, only just now beginning to pick up again,” Sarah Graham said by email from the capital city of Kathmandu. “Families have been displaced, some children given to orphanages as families are unable to provide for them. They have little but are still so kind and generous. It’s been a true play on the heart.”

Ms. Graham said that she and her daughter, Mia, 9, in mid-October joined a group of 30 volunteers through the Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization 108 Lives Project, which is to be “an experiment in unconditional giving.”

“We are stationed here in Kathmandu to help rebuild, distribute clothing donations, teach children in orphanages and schools, inspire and give items, food and shelter whenever possible,” said the photographer, who worked as a reporter at the Journal & Republican weekly newspaper here in 2006.

Volunteers have been teaching at Lord’s Light Academy in Kathmandu, where 10 percent of the students are supported by a 108 Lives Project affiliate charity called Quilts for Kids, as well as speaking at local orphanages and children’s homes to inspire the children to continue in education, conducting post-traumatic stress disorder children’s play therapy, organizing clothing donations and distribution, teaching yoga and the arts and creating a mural in the burn victims ward at the children’s hospital, Ms. Graham said.

The group is also working in Phulping, about eight hours from Kathmandu, to help rebuild a school and children’s home there, she said.

COURTESY OF SARAH GRAHAM Former Lowville resident Sarah Graham and her daughter, Mia, are in Nepal assisting the recovery effort from an April 2015 earthquake.

COURTESY OF SARAH GRAHAM
Former Lowville resident Sarah Graham and her daughter, Mia, are in Nepal assisting the recovery effort from an April 2015 earthquake.

“Phulping was completely destroyed in the earthquake 1.5 years ago and is still in a vast state of disrepair — leaving nearly the entire village to live in ‘tent camps’ in the outskirts of the capital, with the rest of the village living in a roofless school in the mountains to continue daily repairs,” she wrote. “The women and children of the Sherpa Refugee camp have been living in the camp for nearly 18 months after traveling three days by foot to get to the city after the earthquake.”

Ms. Graham said she had a strong connection to Nepal after visiting the mountainous country as a volunteer when she was 16 years old.

“I remember Nepal being so peaceful and beautiful and was excited to return but also nervous as I have never been a part of a second response team before,” she said.

As the trip is self-funded, a GoFundMe page has been set up at www.gofundme.com/grahamstonepal to help cover the Grahams’ expenses for travel, food and accommodations. Any extra money collected will be donated to 108 Lives.

For more information on the program, visit www.108lives.org.

Ms. Graham said she and her daughter have been living in Brisbane, Australia, but they plan to return to New York over the upcoming holiday season.

Her parents, Richard and Francine Graham, now live in the Syracuse area. Mr. Graham formerly was Lewis County attorney.

Opening ceremony held for new Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Centre and Museum in Massena

BOB BECKSTEAD / JOHNSON NEWSPAPERS Ambassadors from the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce joined with officials in cutting the ribbon on Thursday to officially open the new Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Centre and Museum in Massena.

BOB BECKSTEAD / JOHNSON NEWSPAPERS
Ambassadors from the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce joined with officials in cutting the ribbon on Thursday to officially open the new Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Centre and Museum in Massena.

By BOB BECKSTEAD
BBECKSTEAD@OGD.COM

Visitors got their first look at the exhibits in the new Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Centre and Museum during the facility’s opening ceremony Thursday.

Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, speakers thanked the many people who had contributed to it — from the Massena Town Board and town of Massena employees, to the Massena Museum’s staff, volunteers and board members, to Carol and Dick Maginn and Heritage Homes for taking on the renovations of the building at no cost to the town, to local attorney Randy L. Peets, the principal donor who set the project in motion.

The facility is named in honor of Dr. Philibert, a native of France who came to the north country to work at SUNY Potsdam and settled in Massena with Mr. Peets. After she lost her battle with cancer, Mr. Peets sought a way to honor the woman he had shared his life with, as well as her love of art and culture, and chose to fund the purchase of the former SeaComm building for cultural purposes in her memory. He then donated the building to the town to use as a cultural center and the new home of the Massena Museum.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Randy Peets for the donation of this beautiful building and for our ability to house the museum at this cultural center,” museum board President Joseph Macaulay said.

“It’s a great facility obviously. We are fortunate to have this facility,” Town Supervisor Joseph D. Gray said.

He said town officials had a significant investment in the building, between $20,000 and $30,000 in materials and manpower to make the building the permanent home of the Massena Historical Society. Without the help of Mr. and Mrs. Maginn and Heritage Homes, the project would have taken much longer and would have been at a greater expense, according to Mr. Gray.

“This facility now belongs to the people of Massena,” he said.

Mr. Gray encouraged visitors to take an initial look at the exhibits, and then go back and look at them again to gain a better understanding of Massena’s past.

“You’re going to get an excellent history of Massena,” he said.

The cultural centre and museum features not only permanent, but temporary exhibitions, and the first temporary exhibit seen by visitors as they walk through the doors is from the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg.

Mr. Peets said he had contacted Laura Foster, director and curator for the Frederic Remington Art Museum, to see if they would like to have the first temporary exhibit, and the answer was yes. Now, two items from the museum are on display in the center of the new facility.

“It’s a teaser which can be enjoyed on its own,” Ms. Foster said, encouraging visitors to travel up Route 37 to visit the museum and see more of the work.

BOB BECKSTEAD / JOHNSON NEWSPAPERS Massena Town Councilman Sam Carbone looks at one of the exhibits during Thursday’s opening ceremony for the new Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Centre and Museum in Massena.

BOB BECKSTEAD / JOHNSON NEWSPAPERS
Massena Town Councilman Sam Carbone looks at one of the exhibits during Thursday’s opening ceremony for the new Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Centre and Museum in Massena.

In the meantime, they’ll be able to enjoy some of it in Massena.

“It has been really wonderful working with a philanthropist of vision, Randy Peets,” Ms. Foster said, calling it “an opportunity for Massena to strike out in a new geographical direction.”

Mr. Peets said he was also proud of historical murals that decorate the walls, courtesy of the New York Power Authority.

“The murals are perfect for this building. I love these murals,” he said, detailing their history back to the time of Robert Moses and their association with the man who played a larger role in shaping the physical environment of New York state.

Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell said she was impressed with the new facility, which formerly housed SeaComm Federal Credit Union’s downtown branch.

“Walking into this room, the thing that came to mind was the sense of treasure,” she said.

Standing near Remington exhibit, she said the cultural centre and museum was not only a place to reflect on Massena’s heritage, but also a link to Massena’s future.

“It really is a place that links Massena to the rest of the north country,” Mrs. Russell said, calling Massena “a community where the arts have flourished.”

Town Historian MaryEllen Casselman said it had taken a lot of work and time to move from their former East Orvis street location to the Main Street facility, but it was worth it.

She said among the exhibits visitors would find is a timeline of Massena’s history, starting around 1792 and working up to the Seaway era. There will also be rotating exhibits in the Dick and Carol Maginn wing of the building.

“You can expect to see various things here,” she said.

Mr. Macaulay said they were hopeful to add another exhibit, but they didn’t currently have the space. They want to display a hearse and a sleigh that was built in Massena, and they hope to have a 30-foot-by-30-foot extension built for those items.

5 Things Friday- October 7th

What will your weekend bring?

 

Arts & Entertainment

1. Kotchegna Dance Company

When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown
What: Music of the Ivory Coast and neighboring African communities, featuring regional dance and drumming traditions
Cost: Free
Info: www.sunyjefferson.edu

Saturday / Watertown

2. Hungry Hearts Tour

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: St. Lawrence University
What: A performance of “Our Town” presented in Holden Hall.
Cost: Free
INFOhttp://www.stlawu.edu

Saturday, Sunday / Canton

3. Squabbles

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday
Where: Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center
What: The Little Theatre of Watertown presents “Squabbles” by Marshall Karp
Cost: $15 general; $12 members/military; $10 students. Tickets may be purchased at Kinney Drugs, Sherwood Florist or cast
INFO: 775-3212

Friday, Saturday / Watertown

4. Learning to work with clay

When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center
What: Learn how to make boxes out of clay at the Thousand Islands Arts Center.
Cost: $65; members, $58.50
INFO: Registration required, contact 686-4123 

Saturday /Clayton

5. Common Threads

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Seaway Trail Inc., 401 W. Main St.
What: Exhibit by Jeannie Brenna, quilter, author and local historian. Quilt talk with Connie and Jeannie
Cost: Free, donations accepted.
INFO: http://www.ssacketsharborquiltshow.org

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

 

Festivals & Family Fun

1. Coyote Moon Harvest Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Coyote Moon Vineyards, Clayton
What: Live country music, award-winning wine, beer, mulled wine, farmers market, food and children’s activities.
Cost: $3 admission, $2 military
INFOwww.Coyotemoonvineyards.com  

Saturday / Clayton

2. Massena Harvest Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Near Orvis/Andrews St., Massena
What: Haunted house, clown, candy land, pumpkin painting, crafts, booths, haunted walk, live music with Atom Ghost and more!
Cost: Free
INFO: 769-3525

Saturday / Massena

3. Fall Festival at Nature Center

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island
What: A day full of fun for all ages. Craft venders, food, live music, dog mushing demonstrations, numerous live animals, many community organizations, and more!
Cost: Free
INFOhttps://www.facebook.com/events/282521055468115/  

Saturday / Wellesley Island

4. Old Fashioned Cider Making

When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Where:  Silas Wright House, 3 E. Main St., Canton
What: For children ages 8-12 and caregivers; St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s Second Saturday Children’s program. Learn how apple cider is made and use an old fashioned cider press. Apple treats and more available!
Cost: Free
INFO: 386-8133

Saturday / Canton

  5. 7th Annual Harvest Festival

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sackets Harbor
What: Stretching from Broad St. to Market Square in the village, visitors will be able to enjoy sidewalk sales, children and family activities, farmers market, beer & wine garden, and chicken BBQ.
Cost: Free
INFO: 646-1700

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

 

Fundraising & Helping Others

1. Car Wash

When: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Price Chopper Plaza, near Aubuchon Hardware, 66 High St.
What: Sponsored by Carthage Central High School Music Department in conjunction with Carthage Central Fine Arts Booster Club. Proceeds benefit Wind Ensemble, Chorale and Camerata Singers trip to Hershey Park Music Festival competition in May, 2017.
Cost: Donations welcome
INFO: N/A  

Friday / West Carthage

2. Spaghetti and Meatball Benefit Dinner

When: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: St. Mary’s Parish Center, 8412 Main St.
What: To benefit Theresa Free Library exterior repairs. Prepared by Indian River Knights of Columbus.
Cost: $7; senior citizens, $6; children 5 to 11, $5; children 4 and younger, free.
INFO: 629-4678

Saturday / Evans Mills

3. Chicken BBQ

When: 10 am until sold out, Sunday
Where: Colosse Cheese Shop lot, corner of Routs. 11 and 13
What: Hosted by Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club. Benefits club’s maintenance of 100 miles of snowmobile trails.
Cost:
INFOwww.pulaski-boylstonsnow.com

Sunday / Pulaski

 4. Book Sale

When: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Richville School Snack Shack and Store, 53 School St.
What: Book sales to benefit the Richville Library
Cost:
INFO: 287-4378

Saturday / Richville

5. Blood Drive

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: DeKalb Junction Fire Department, 4323 Route 11
What:  Blood Drive for the American Red Cross.
Cost: Free
INFO: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

Saturday / DeKalb Junction

  

Educational

1. International Observe the Moon Night

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Perch River Wildlife Management Area, Watertown
What: Learn and observe the moon with the Sci-Tech Museum.
Cost: Free
INFO: 788-2738

Saturday / Watertown

2. History and Genealogy Fair: History of Tomorrow Starts Today

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Jefferson County Historical Society, 228 Washington St.
What: Learn the history and genealogy of family history in Jefferson County.
Cost: $5
INFO:  Thomas F. LaClair, event chairman, tomlaclair624@yahoo.com, 285-5032.

Saturday/ Watertown

3. Maple Open House

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Ken Zehr’s, Frank Kirch Road
What: Seminar with Arthur Harris of Indiana Vacuum, 10 a.m., followed by RO seminar with Eric Miller of Lapierre Maple. Discounts offered during open house.
Cost: Free
INFO: 771-2368

Saturday / Croghan

 4. Tutoring and Computer Instruction

When: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Hawn Memorial Library, Clayton
What: Learn computer skills and ask questions.
Cost: Free
INFO:   

Saturday / Clayton

5. Computer Basics Class

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Lyme Free Library, Chaumont
What: Learn how to operate a computer and ask questions. Registration required up until day of event.
Cost: $25
INFOwww.lymefreelibrary.org  

Saturday / Chaumont 

 

Sales

1. Rummage & Bake Sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Adams United Methodist Church, 36 E. Church St.
What: Furniture, floor lamps, pots and pans, women’s Tour Master golf clubs, Christmas decorations, winter clothing, shoes. Also: homemade mac and cheese and baked goods.
Cost: Free
INFO: 232-4824

Saturday / Adams

2. Fall Garage Sale

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: 5502 Trinity Ave., Lowville
What: Bag sale: $2 on all clothing. Donations accepted. To benefit the Lowville Food Pantry.
Cost: Free
INFO: 376-7431  

Saturday / Lowville

3. Sauce Sale

When: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Brownville United Methodist Church, 333 Brown Blvd.
What: Hamburger sloppy joe sauce for sale to benefit Brownville United Methodist Church
Cost: $9
INFO: 788-9076

Sunday / Brownville

4. Annual ‘Fall Classic’ Chicken Barbecue

When: Noon Sunday
Where: Depauville Fire Department, 15191 School St.
What: Take-outs only. To benefit the Depauville Fire Department
INFO: 686-3937

Sunday / Depauville

5. Book Sale

When: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Richville School Snack Shack and Store, 53 School St.
What: Sale of books will go to benefit the Richville Library.
Cost: $15; faculty, staff and students, $10; senior citizens and children, $8.
INFO: 287-4378

Saturday / Richville

 

Five Things Friday event calendar – September 30

Harvest Events

1. Adirondack Museum FallFest & Fiber Arts Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Adirondack Museum, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake
What: The campus-wide celebration of the season will include activities such as pumpkin painting; fall crafts and multimedia art workshops; and cider pressing and samples with Peru’s Rulfs Ochard. Kids will enjoy an action-packed FallFest Follies Scavenger Hunt, and leisurely hay and pony rides around the campus with Chestertown’s Circle B Ranch. A jump into the museum’s can’t-be-missed gigantic leaf pile will be perfect for Instagram. Demonstrations will include knitting “buff mittens,” the traditional mittens worn by Adirondack loggers, with Jane MackIntosh; quilting with Northern Needles, a sewing group from Long Lake; and wool processing with Serendipity Spinners. Other demos will include woodburning art with Vicki Virgil; Mohawk basket-making with Carrie Hill; and guideboat building with the museum’s boatbuilder-in-residence, Allison Warner.
Cost: Daily admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 62 and over, $12 for teens 13-17 and students with a valid student ID, $6 for youths 6-12, and free for children five and under, active military personnel and members. All paid admissions are good for a second visit within seven days.
Info: www.adirondackmuseum.org or call 518-352-7311

Saturday / Blue Mountain Lake

2. Lewis County Harvest of the Arts

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Maple Ridge Center
What: A celebration of local talent and family fun. 10 new artisans will be displaying their wares this year, live music with Due North, the Childrens Art Barn and lots of good food.
Cost: Free
INFOlewiscountyarts@gmail.com

Saturday / Maple Ridge

3. Oktoberfest at TI Winery

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Thousand Islands Winery, Alexandria Bay
What: Enjoy authentic German cuisine, a farmers’ market, hayrides, German dancers, live music, and back by popular demand, the annual Grape Stompin’ Competition.
Cost: ADVANCE SALE TICKETS: $4 for adults $3 for senior/military/ages 13-20 children 12 & under free; TICKETS AT THE GATE: $5 for adults , $4 for senior / military / ages 13-20 children 12 & under free
INFO: http://www.thousandislandswinery.com/products/2016-oktoberfest

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

4. Fall Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Stone Mills Agricultural Museum, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville
What: Pork Roast Dinner, Classic Car Cruise In, Music, Cake walk, Scarecrow making, Pumpkin Painting, Gift shop, Family fun and Games. Buildings open for tours. Public is invited to dress as scarecrows.
Cost: Free
INFO: Call the museum at (315) 658-2353 

Saturday / LaFargeville

5. Apple Fest and Craft Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Brookside Senior Living, Lowville
What: Face painting, balloon animals, Fifi D. Clown, candy scramble and crafts. “Friends of God” to entertain 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; “Baileywix” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
INFO: 374-2997

Saturday / Lowville

 

Benefits

1. ‘Race for a Cure’

When: Registration 8:30 a.m., Race start 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Alexandria Central School, 34 Bolton Ave., Alexandria Bay
What: Alexandria Bay’s annual “Race for a Cure!” 5K and 1K fun runs will he held by Alexandria Central School in partnership with River Hospital. River Hospital will be holding its Fall Festival in conjunction with the run. The team is inspired to run by students, friends, and family members who have suffered through cancer. Last year’s run through the village raised around $5,000. Families with children of all ages are encouraged to take part.
Cost: $20 in advance and $25 on race day, with a $5 discount for all military personnel.
INFO: visit www.alexandriacentral.org  

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

2. Mayor’s Charity Ball

When: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday
Where: Woolworth Building, Watertown
What: The Mayor’s Charity Ball 2016 will be hosted by Station WBVS, Inc. Their mission is “To enrich the lives of others affected by adverse conditions.” Their vision is furthering the scope of learning in leadership roles and assisting those adversely affected by current world affairs.
Cost: $65 individual; $120 a pair; $300 reserved table for four; $600 reserved table for eight.
INFO: MayorsCharityBall.Watertown@gmail.com

Saturday / Watertown

3. Annual Chicken BBQ

When: 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: JK’s Tavern, Main Street, Redwood
What: To benefit the Redwood Historical Society and Museum. Food available and music provided by Ray and Patty Drake.
Cost: $9 adults; $5 children
INFO: 482-4600

Saturday / Redwood

 4. Ride for Recovery

When: 10 a.m. registration; ride begins at 12 p.m. Sunday
Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1400, 231 Bellew Ave.
What: Money raised from the Ride for Recovery will be donated to the Mercy Point Church, Watertown, to support the fight against addiction. Money raised will be used to assist area residents with detox, recovery and other services. 3 Stops – Mel’s Place – Sandy Creek; Hillbilly Inn – Copenhagen; Tom & Geri’s – Carthage. ACR Health will be at the ride giving Narcan training & kits (no fee to receive training or the kit). Music, 50/50, chinese auction, silent auction.
Cost: $25 per bike, includes lunch; $25 per vehicle (up to 2 people) includes lunch.
INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/642203189280155

Sunday / Watertown

5. Mary Kay 5K

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Sackets Harbor Gazebo, West Main St.
What:  Walk to benefit effects of cancers and domestic violence.
Cost: Free
INFO: 938-5319

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

 

Fun & Learning

1. Fungi Roles in the Ecosystem

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Indian Creek Nature Center, Route 68, Rensselear Falls
What: Learn the roles of fungi in the ecosystem with Claire Burkum. Bring hand lens or magnifying glass, notepad and a pencil.
Cost: Free
INFO: 261-1884 or email: cburkum@stlaw.edu  

Saturday / Rennselear Falls

2. Spider's Fishing Program

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m./1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center dock, County Route 100, Fineview
What: Learn basic fishing techniques from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn the basics of fly fishing from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Donations to continue free programming at the Nature Center welcomed.
Cost: Free
INFO: 482-2479

Saturday / Fineview

3. Fall Birding at the Nature Center

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: Wilson Hill WMA, at the observation tower on Rte. 131, Massena
What: With Linnea Rowse, Golden Winged Warbler Project Specialist. Bring binoculars, water and snacks. Linnea will bring a spotting scope.
Cost: Free
INFO: (952) 451-0096 or lmrowse@gmail.com

Sunday / Massena

4. Fall For History

When: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Schryer Center, Franklin County House of History, 51 Milwaukee St., Malone
What: Food, activities, learning, raffle and contests.
Cost: Free
INFO: http://www.franklinhistory.org

Saturday / Malone

  5. Family Farm Day

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Jones Family Farm, 3119 Cataract St., Copenhagen
What: Educational displays, hands-on activities, and a scavenger hunt. Event coordinated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County, Lewis County Farm Bureau and Lewis County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Cost: Free
INFO: 376-5270

Saturday / Copenhagen

 

Farmers Markets

3. Friday Farmers Market

When: 2:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Jefferson Bulk Cheese Store, 19401 Route 3, Watertown
What: Farmers market including produce and locally crafted wares.
Cost: Free
INFO: 788-1122

Friday / Watertown

 Lewis County Farmers Market

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Forest Park Pavilion, Main Gate, Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville
What: Farmers market including produce and locally produced goods.
Cost: Free
INFO:  Sharon Bosert, 376-7743

Saturday/ Lowville

 3. Saturday Farmers Market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Mayor Joseph Butler Pavilion, JB Wise Place, Watertown
What: Farmers market including produce and locally produced goods.
Cost: Free
INFOhttp://www.facebook.com/watertown-saturday-farmers-market-106662177762  

Saturday / Watertown

4. Farmers and crafters market

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway St., Cape Vincent
What: Local produce, goods and products available.
Cost: Free
INFO: 654-2481

Saturday / Cape Vincent

5. Black River Farmers Market

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Former Whites Grocery Store, located at 27117 State Route 3, Black River
What: Farmers market including produce and locally produced goods.
Cost: Free
INFO:

Saturday / Black River

 

Art 

1. River Hospital’s Soldiers Art Therapy Exhibit

When: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Art on the Square, Watertown
What: Opening reception. View 10th Mountain Division soldiers art works on display.
Cost: Free
INFO: ncac.org

Saturday / Saturday

2. Poets & Writers INK

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Cape Vincent Community Library, 157 N. Real St.
What: the fine art of writing through original works, literary feedback, writing exercises, guest speakers, book signings, production of anthologies
Cost: Free
INFO: 654-2413

Saturday / Cape Vincent

3. Adult Art Class

When: Noon to 1:45 p.m. or 2 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday
Where: Carthage Free Library, 412 Budd St.
What: Ann Marie Alderman will instruct the class.
Cost: Cost depends on class materials needed.
INFO: 493-2620

Saturday / Carthage

4. Warmth, Remembrance, and Art

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, 53 Main St., Canton
What: A folklorist and a historian studied 1,000 North Country quilts, and the result is a big quilt exhibition.
INFO: http://www.tauny.org  

Saturday / Canton

5. The Glass Menagerie

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Pendragon Theatre, Potsdam
What: SUNY Potsdam department of theatre and dance present The Glass Menagerie- a memory play, and its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is a character in the play, which is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura’s father, ran off years ago and, except for one postcard, has not been heard from since.
Cost: $15; faculty, staff and students, $10; senior citizens and children, $8.
INFO: http://www.cpspotsdam.org  

Saturday / Potsdam

 

The Reading Room promotes local authors the “write way”

JUSTIN SORENSEN n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES David J. Figura talks to a visitor at his book signing Friday at the Reading Room in the Salmon Run Mall.

JUSTIN SORENSEN n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
David J. Figura talks to a visitor at his book signing Friday at the Reading Room in the Salmon Run Mall.

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