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Julie Bailey makes grilled cheese sandwiches with her daughter, Eleanor, 8, in their Canton home. Mrs. Bailey began to change how her family eats in September, focusing on healthier choices. While seeking advice, she discovered the website 100daysofrealfood.com, which offers more realistic suggestions and tips. Now her family strives for a balance of 60 percent processed foods and at least 40 percent whole foods. “Before I started this effort it was probably 80/20,” she said. Photo by Jason Hunter, NNY Living.

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5 Things Friday events calendar – Aug. 28

Happy Friday!

[Just click an event for more details.]

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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Five Things Friday – July 31

Happy Friday!

Shopping

[Just click an event for more details.]

1. Sew What grand reopening

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Sew What Quilt and Embroidery, 255 State St., Carthage.
What: Grand reopening, raffles and refreshments.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Facebook page.

Friday / Carthage

2. Village-wide sales

When: Friday.
Where: Around Lowville.
What: Village-wide garage sales, organized by Lewis County Chamber of Commerce.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Chamber, 376-2213.

Friday / Lowville

3. Farmers market

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: Organic food, crafts, vegetables, local specialties and fruits and more.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Chamber, 654-2481.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

4. Saturday farmers market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: JB Wise Place pavilion, 175 Black River Parkway, Watertown.
What: Offering food, baked goods, flowers and more.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Facebook page.

Saturday / Watertown

5. 51st annual antique boat show and auction

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton.
What: Featuring Lyman boats, presented by RBC Wealth Management.
Cost: Friday/Saturday, $15; Sunday, $14; ages 7 to 17 Friday/Saturday, $10; ages 7 to 17 Sunday, $8; ages 6 and younger, members and active/retired military, free; military spouse, $10; military children, $5; adult three-day pass, $30; children three-day pass, $20.
INFO: Antique Boat Museum, 686-4104.

All weekend / Clayton

Community

1. Iron Horse Day

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Railway Historical Society of Northern New York Museum, 9784 State Route 812, Croghan.
What: Train rides along Lowville and Beaver River Railroad.
Cost: Call for info.
INFO: Railway Historical Society of Northern New York, 346-6848.

Saturday / Croghan

2. KeithFest

When: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Coyote Moon Vineyards, 17371 E. Line Road, Clayton.
What: Annual music festival in memory of Keith Brabant. Music, food, children’s and family entertainment. Benefits the Keith Brabant Music Scholarship Fund.
Cost: $10; ages 11 and younger, 65 and older, $5; family, $25; military and family, half price.
INFO: KeithFest, kbmsfgeneralinfo@yahoo.com; KeithFest Facebook; Coyote Moon Vineyards.

Saturday / Clayton

3. Antwerp Old Home Day

When: All day Saturday.
Where: Throughout Antwerp.
What: Includes 5/10K run/walk, auction, contests, chicken barbecue, children’s activities, Cubby T. Clown and Co., live music, parade and more.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Operation Restore Antwerp Facebook; village of Antwerp, 659-8661.

Saturday / Antwerp

4. War of 1812 Weekend

When: All day Saturday and morning Sunday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 504 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Saturday: demonstrations slated for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; English country dance, 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday: living history demonstrations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance, 646-3634.

Saturday & Sunday / Sackets Harbor

5. Plein Air Festival 2015

When: 6 p.m. Friday; all day Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Bella-Brooke Vineyard, 2989 County Route 6, Hammond, on Friday; Morristown Public Library, 200 Main St., Morristown, Saturday; Chippewa Bay Community Club (next door to the Bay Post Office, 1176 County Road 6, Chippewa Bay), Sunday.
What: Friday: wine and hors d’oeuvres reception for artists and visitors slated for 6 p.m. Saturday: artists on sites; book sale slated for 9 a.m. to noon; concert on the river slated for 7 p.m. Sunday: silent auction and reception slated for 3 p.m.
Cost: Call for info.
INFO: Morristown Public Library, 375-8833.

All weekend / Morristown

Food

1. Chicken barbecue

When: 4 p.m. Friday.
Where: American Maple Museum, 9753 Route 812, Croghan.
What: Takeouts available.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Museum, 346-1107.

Friday / Croghan

2. Beer & Wine Tasting Train

When: 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Adirondack Scenic Railroad, 321 Main St., Utica.
What: Featuring Hosmer Winery and beers of summer, with complimentary wine and beer glasses for all passengers. Slated to depart at 6:30 p.m.; arrive in Remsen, 7:15 p.m.; depart Remsen, between 7:45 and 8 p.m.; arrive in Utica, between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m.
Cost: First-class ticket, $45; coach, $25.
INFO: Adirondack Scenic Railroad, 1-800-819-2291.

Friday / Utica

3. Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too

When: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: New York State Zoo, 1 Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Eighth annual event features 19 breweries, eight wineries, two distilleries, 12 restaurants and two distributors. Includes auctions, merchandise sales from vendors and live music.
Cost: $35.
INFO: Zoo, 782-6180.

Friday & Saturday / Watertown

4. Bake sale

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Crosby Public Library, 59 Main St., Antwerp.
What: To benefit library construction fund.
Cost: Call for info.
INFO: Crosby Public Library, 659-8564.

Saturday / Antwerp

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

The arts

1. Sarah Hiltbrand

When: 7:30 to 9:30  p.m. Friday.
Where: Kallet Theater, 4842 N. Jefferson St., Pulaski.
What: Regional artist has played at other local venues such as Hafner’s, Funk ‘n Waffles and others.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Kallet Theater, 298-0007.

Friday / Pulaski

2. Quilt Week

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Oncenter Complex, 800 S. State St., Syracuse.
What: Presented by the American Quilter’s Society.
Cost: Daily, $14; two-day admission, $25; multi-day admission, $35.
INFO: Quilt Week.

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

3. Scott Keen book signing

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Crosby Public Library, 59 Main St., Antwerp.
What: With local author Scott Keen. Refreshments available.
Cost: Copies of books: $15.
INFO: Library, 659-8564; Scott Keen.

Saturday / Anterp

4. Opening reception: Joan Applebaum

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Arts Center, 119 W. Main St, Sackets Harbor.
What: Watercolor, acrylics, pastels and fiber art exhibit scheduled to run through Sunday, Sept. 6.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Sackets Harbor Arts Center, 646-3502.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

5. Exhibit: 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

Outside

1. Mennonite Heritage Farm open

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Mennonite Heritage Farm, 8778 Erie Canal Road, Croghan.
What: Tour historical farm.
Cost: Adult, $3; ages 6 to 12, $1; ages 5 and younger, free.
INFOMennonite Heritage Farm, 346-1122.

Friday & Saturday / Croghan

2. Wilderness Health Care Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Clifton-Fine Municipal Golf Course, 4173 Main St., Star Lake.
What: Registration slated for 8 a.m.; awards ceremony and luncheon, 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Clifton-Fine Hospital, 848-3351.

Saturday / Star Lake

3. Benefit Golf Tournament for Tom Olivas

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Willowbrook Golf Club, 25075 state Route 37, Watertown.
What: To offset medical and travel expenses for Mr. Olivas who was recently diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and is in the hospital dealing with complications of a stem cell transplant.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Facebook event page; Willowbrook Golf Club, 782-8192.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Return to the Wild

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake.
What: Live wolf on campus, campus-wide treasure hunt with clues.
Cost: Adult, $20; ages 5 to 17, $13; ages 65 and older and military, $18; ages 4 and younger and members, free.
INFOThe Wild Center, 518-359-7800, ext. 116.

Sunday / Tupper Lake

5. Evan Williams Bourbon Basmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River

When: All weekend.
Where: Whittaker Park Boat Launch, Waddington.
What: Boats leaving scheduled to leave every morning at 6:15 a.m.; weigh-in, 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Family-friendly activities all weekend.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Bassmaster.

All weekend / Waddington

Need more NNY? Check out the Watertown Daily Times calendar for the whole list of events.

 

Five Things Friday – July 24

Happy Friday!

Community

[Just click an event for more details.]

1. Christmas in July boat parade

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Henderson Harbor.
What: Line up scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in front of Henchen Marina, County Route 123, and West View Lodge, 13499 County Route 123.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Facebook event page; Henderson Harbor Performing Arts Association.

Friday / Henderson Harbor

2. Lewis County Fair

When: Friday and Saturday.
Where: Lewis County Fairgrounds, Lowville.
What: Featuring live music, shows, contests, demolition derby, animals and more. Children’s Day scheduled for Friday; Family Day, Saturday. Check online for schedules.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Lewis County Fair; Bonnie Murphy, 831-4285, 709-1150 or bonniemurphy.lcf@frontiernet.net.

Friday & Saturday / Lowville

3. Welcome Watertown

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Truscott Terrace, 435 S. Hycliff Drive, Watertown.
What: Music by Tunes 92.5, Evans Mills Speedway with race cars, autographs by Watertown Bucks, children’s events, Military Moms’ food truck, prizes, vendors.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Facebook event page, Truscott Terrace, (888) 614-6443.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Radio Control Fun Fly

When: Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Canton-Ogdensburg Road, Ogdensburg.
What: Drawings, food. During Ogdensburg Seaway Festival.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Mr. Phil Lord, 714-9717; Ogdensburg Seaway Festival.

Saturday & Sunday / Ogdensburg

5. Civil War Weekend

When: Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Nature center at Robert Moses State Park, 19 Robinson St., Massena.
What: Mock battles, military drills, talks on camp life, cooking demonstration, spinning, ladies’ aid, cannon firing, medical practices, game of Rounders (19th century baseball), Civil War Jeopardy, era fashion show, basket auction, displays, quilt raffle and period music.
Cost: $4; ages 6 and younger, free.
INFO: St. Lawrence County Historical Association, 386-8133 or info@slcha.org.

Saturday & Sunday / Massena

Shopping

1. Annual book sale

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pulaski Public Library, 4917 N. Jefferson St., Pulaski.
What: Sponsored by Friends of the Pulaski Public Library. Selection includes hardcovers, paperbacks, audio books, DVDs, children’s books, puzzles, magazines and large print books.
Cost: 25 cents to $1.
INFO: Library, 298-2717.

Friday & Saturday / Pulaski

2. Summer book sale

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Macsherry Library, 112 Walton St., Alexandria Bay.
What: In library’s Gallery.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: Library, 482-2241.

Friday & Saturday / Alexandria Bay

3. Artists on The Point

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Rustic Golf Club, 16451 County Route 59, Dexter.
What: Includes artisans selling ceramics, glass, photography, woodworking, jewelry, painting and textiles.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Artists on the Point; Donna or Ron McGregor, 639-3624.

Saturday / Dexter

4. Community vendors expo

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Sackets Harbor American Legion, 209 Ambrose St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Featuring local vendors.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: American Legion, 646-3530.

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

5. Antiques and vintage show and sale

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center, 225 North St., Old Forge.
What: Wine and cheese preview party slated for Friday. To benefit View Art Center.
Cost: Saturday and Sunday, $6; preview party, $20 (includes Saturday and Sunday admission); parking, free.
INFO: View Arts Center; Antique Show Chairman Helene McAleese,  800-365-5217.

All weekend / Old Forge

Performance & art

1. Elemental opening reception

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Arts on the Square, Franklin Building, 52 Public Square, Watertown.
What: Sculptural metal jewelry, Earth inspired photography and blown glass. Scheduled to display through Saturday, Aug. 22.
Cost: Nonmembers, $5; members, free.
INFO: North Country Arts Council, 661-6361; Facebook event page.

Friday / Watertown

2. Wizard of Oz

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Gouverneur High School auditorium, 133 E. Barney St., Gouverneur.
What: Presented by the North Country Players.
Cost: $7; senior citizens and students, $5.
INFO: 528-1851.

Friday & Saturday / Gouverneur

3. Chicago

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Proscenium Theater, SUNY Potsdam, Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam.
What: Presented by the Community Performance Series.
Cost: $25 to $50; discounts available for students and senior citizens.
INFO: Community Performance Series, 267-2277.

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

4. Dingman Point river artists studio tour

When: 10 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Dingman Point, Alexandria Bay.
What: Visit artists. Original work and new limited edition prints exhibited and for sale with raffle each day.
Cost: Free.
INFO: 777-3385.

Saturday & Sunday / Alexandria Bay

5. Aida

When: 8 p.m. Friday; 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice’s. Dinner and show planned for Saturday.
Cost: Friday and Sunday, $20; Saturday, $34.95.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

All weekend / Syracuse

Festivals

1. Sterling Renaissance Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: 15385 Farden Road, Sterling.
What: Pirate invasion weekend.
Cost: $26.95; two-day pass, $47.95; children, $15.95.
INFO: Sterling Renaissance Festival, 947-5782.

Friday & Saturday / Sterling

2. Oswego Harborfest

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Breitbeck Park, Oswego.
What: Rides, vendors, concerts.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Oswego Harborfest, 343-6858.

All weekend / Oswego

3. Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Clinton Square, Syracuse.
What: Jazz, wine, food and fun.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: CNY Jazz Central, 479-5299.

All weekend / Syracuse

4. Fiddlers' Picnic Festival

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame, 1121 Comins Road, Redfield.
What: Featuring workshops, live music and more.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Facebook event page.

All weekend / Redfield

5. Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Columbus Circle, Syracuse.
What: Part of Syracuse ArtsWeek. Featuring more than 160 artists representing 30 states and Canada.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Arts and Crafts Festival; Facebook event page; CNY Arts ArtsWeek.

All weekend / Syracuse

Outside

1. Save The River’s Run for the River 5K/10K

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Frink Park, 57 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Registration slated for 7:30 a.m.; race, 9 a.m.
Cost: 5K, $30; 10K, $35; Save the River members, $5 off.
INFO: Save the River, 686-2010.

Saturday / Clayton

2. Lyme Community Days craft fair and farmers market

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lyme Community Foundation, 12030 state Route 12E, Chaumont.
What: Including craft fair, farmers market, live music, bouncy house, face painting, wine tastings, fireworks and more.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Facebook event page; Chaumont-Three Mile Bay Chamber of Commerce, 778-1191.

Saturday / Chaumont

3. Paddle for the Clifton Community Library

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Starts at Wanakena Town Dock; ends at Pinecone Grill, 68 Ranger School Road, Wanakena.
What: Benefits Clifton Community Library.
Cost: $15.
INFO: Cranberry Lake Boat Club.

Saturday / Wanakena

4. Saranac Lake SkatePark grand opening

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Saranac Lake SkatePark, 155 Church St., Saranac Lake.
What: Includes music, free food and beverage, skateboarding demo, raffle, t-shirts and free helmets.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Saranac Lake SkatePark.

Sunday / Saranac Lake

5. Railbike Summer 2015

When: Two tours leaving 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

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Five Things Friday – June 26

Happy Friday!

Art exhibits

1. Exhibit opening

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: The Gibson Gallery, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Nearly 100 pieces of artwork by more than 50 local artists who are members of SLC Arts. Exhibit planned to run through July 31.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Gallery, 267-3290; SLC Arts, 265-6860.

Friday / Potsdam

2. Exhibit: Wedding Dresses and Organization Outfits

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pulaski Historical Society, 3428 Maple Ave., Pulaski.
What: Showcasing 1870s to 1970s wedding fashions from Pulaski, and local sports and organization uniforms and team photos. Exhibit planned through Monday, Aug. 31.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Historical society, 298-4650 or phspulaski@aol.com.

Saturday / Pulaski

3. Multi-exhibit opening reception

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge.
What: For seven new exhibitions: For the Birds; The National Side of Things: the Wildlife Art of David Kiehm; Melissa Groo: Glorious Birds; Heikki Jaason: 606 Birdhouses; Susan Luther Kiesel: Wild Wings; Ed Williams: Wildlife; and Obsessive Construction the Strip Mall Arts of Nate Katz.
Cost: Exhibit admission: $10; members, $5.
INFO: View, 369-6411.

Saturday / Old Forge

4. Exhibit: The St. Lawrence: Our River, Our Islands

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St., Clayton.
What: Sponsored by Thousand Islands Arts Center and Save the River, photography exhibition of works by Chris Murray. Exhibit planned through Sunday, July 5. All photos sold benefit Save The River and the arts center.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: TI Arts Center, 686-4123.

All weekend / Clayton

5. Exhibit: Rising from the Ashes: A Journey to Healing

When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. all weekend.
Where: Bay House Artisans Gallery, 21 James St., Alexandria Bay.
What: Second annual River Community Wellness Soldier Art Exhibit, planned exhibition through Friday, July 3.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Gallery, 778-5968.

All weekend / Alexandria Bay

See “The St. Lawrence: Our River, Our Islands” at the Thousand Islands Arts center, Clayton, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The photography exhibition of works by Chris Murray is sponsored by Thousand Islands Arts Center and Save the River.

See “The St. Lawrence: Our River, Our Islands” at the Thousand Islands Arts center, Clayton, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The photography exhibition of works by Chris Murray is sponsored by Thousand Islands Arts Center and Save the River.

Community events

1. Sampling Syracuse food tours

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Through downtown Syracuse.
What: Three-hour guided tour includes stops at restaurants such as Pastabilities, Freedom of Espresso, Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant, Gannon’s Isle Ice Cream and more.
Cost: $39.
INFO: Syracuse Food Tours, (800) 979-3370 or (212) 209-3370.

Saturday / Syracuse

2. Home show

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Happy Hollow Campgrounds recreation hall, 4531 state Route 410, Lowville.
What: Home show to feature Pampered Chef, Party Lite and more. Raffle scheduled for 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit kids at the campground.
Cost: Call for details.
INFOHappy Hollow Campground, 376-4345.

Saturday / Lowville

3. Homeowner workshop

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Indian River Lakes Conservancy, Burns Road, Redwood.
What: Sponsored by Indian River Lakes Conservancy. Featuring Candace Balmer, RCAP Solutions, on the importance of effective waste water treatment, and Steve Wilson, The Private Well Class, on how wells work.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Conservancy, 482-4757 or indianriverlakes@gmail.com.

Saturday / Redwood

4. Community vendors expo

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Sackets Harbor American Legion, 209 Ambrose St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Concession stand will be available.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: American Legion, 646-3530.

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

5. Garden tour

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Throughout Lowville.
What: Details, including garden tour stops addresses, found at Lowville Free Library.
Cost: $10.
INFO: Library, 376-2131.

Sunday / Lowville

Music performances

Dwight Yoakam performs 7 p.m. Fridayat Jefferson Community Collegeas part of Car-Freshner/FX Caprara Chrysler 2015 Summer Concert Series.

Dwight Yoakam performs 7 p.m. Fridayat Jefferson Community Collegeas part of Car-Freshner/FX Caprara Chrysler 2015 Summer Concert Series.

1. Dwight Yoakam

When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: McVean Gymnasium, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown.
What: Part of Car-Freshner/FX Caprara Chrysler 2015 Summer Concert Series, presented by Disabled Persons Action Organization and Watertown Savings Bank.
Cost: $49; preferred seating, $59.
INFO: DPAO, 782-0044.

Friday / Watertown

2. Lee Ann Womack

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Country music artist to perfom.
Cost: $45 to $55.
INFO: Opera house, 686-2200.

Saturday / Clayton

3. Red Hedgehog Trio

When: 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Saranac United Methodist Church, 8 UMC Road, Saranac.
What: With Boston-based musicians Marina Krickler, horn, Marji Gere, violin, and Dan Sedgwick, piano.
Cost: $15; children 14 and younger, free.
INFO: Church, (518) 891-3473.

Sunday / Saranac

4. Thirsty Coyotes

When: 7 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Old Forge Lakefront, Old Forge.
What: Part of the Summer Concert Series. Country, rock and blues music. Bring a chair or blanket. Sponsored by Town of Webb.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Town of Webb, 369-6983.

Sunday / Old Forge

5. Madrid Bluegrass River Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Madrid Community Center, Madrid.
What: Featuring live music, workshops, fireworks and more. Camping available.
Cost: Friday, $10; Saturday, $20; Sunday, $10; weekend pass, $35; camping, $8.
INFO: Festival; Tammy Hawkins, 323-5060 or 322-4341.

All weekend / Madrid

 

Country music artist Lee Ann Womack slated to perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Opera House.

Country music artist Lee Ann Womack slated to perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Opera House.

Outdoor

1. Treads for a Cure Run/Walk

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Adirondack International Speedway, Artz Road, New Bremen.
What: Registration slated for 9;30 a.m.; 5K run/walk, 10 a.m. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society.
Cost: $25.
INFO: Facebook event page; bbuell@brcsd.org, 286-3903; ecampeau@live.com, 286-9898; paflint@frontier.com, 346-6480.

Saturday / New Bremen

2. Butterflies at the Nature Center

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Indian Creek Nature Center, Rensselear Falls.
What: Discuss butterfly life histories, plants they lay eggs on, where they get nectar from and special adaptations.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Leader Steven Daniel, (585) 732-7095.

Saturday / Rensselear Falls

3. Wounded Warrior Golf tournament

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Emerald Greens Golf Course, 1486 Route 11, Gouverneur.
What: Sponsored by Gouverneur American Legion Post 65. Tee time scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $50, includes cart, fees, hamburger and hot dogs at turn and chicken barbecue following event.
INFO: Golf course, 287-4497, or American Legion, 287-4590.

Saturday / Gouverneur

4. Canoe/Kayak the Marsh

When: 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Where: DEC’s middle access road, County Route 14, Rensselaer Falls.
What: Bring own canoe/kayak, life jackets and whistle.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Leader, Tom Vandewater and Mark Lee, 265-2723.

Sunday / Rensselaer Falls

5. Cerroni Memorial 5k run/walk

When: 7 a.m. Sunday.
Where: 101 Public Works Drive, Black River.
What: Hosted by Michael Cerroni Foundation, Inc. Registration slated for 7 a.m.; race start, 9 a.m.; awards ceremony, 10 a.m.
Cost: $30.
INFO: Michael J. Cerroni Memorial Run/Walk.

Sunday / Black River

Community events

1. 50th anniversary and rededication of city hall

When: 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Watertown City Hall, 245 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Refreshments following ceremony.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Jeffrey E. Graham, 785-7720.

Friday / Watertown

2. 41st annual St. James Fair

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Where: St. James Catholic Church, 327 West St., Carthage.
What: Rides, food, entertainment, Reptiles Forever, DJ.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Church, 493-3224.

Friday & Saturday / Carthage

3. Strawberry festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society Museum, Stone Mills, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: Family activities, camping available, concession stand, museum open.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Museum, 658-2353.

Saturday / LaFargeville

4. Family picnic fun day

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Crary Mills Playground, corner of County Route 35 and Post Road, Crary Mills.
What: Hosted by Crary Mills Playground Association.
Cost: Admission and games free, donations accepted.
INFO: Lily, 261-0510, Stephanie, 261-8181, or crarymillsplayground@outlook.com.

Sunday / Crary Mills

5. Mt. Carmel Feast

When: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday; 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 850 Arsenal St., Watertown.
What: Live entertainment: Friday, Les Gates; Saturday, Nick Mulpagano; and Sunday, Fred and the Eds. Rides, concessions, Sunday night fireworks, Sunday afternoon religious procession.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: St. Anthony’s parish office, 782-1190.

All weekend / Watertown

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Five Things Friday – May 29

Happy Friday! It’s hard to believe that May is coming to an end, and summer is almost here. Have a fun-filled weekend with friends, family and the north country.

 

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Five Things Friday – May 22

Happy Friday, Memorial Day and, for a lot of us, long weekend! Get out there and enjoy the festivities, enjoy the holiday and enjoy the north country!

 

Music and Art

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