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5 Things Friday events calendar – Aug. 21

Happy Friday!

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Performance

1. White Liars and Black Comedy

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Two performances presented by CNY Playhouse.
Cost: $20.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

2. Snow White

When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse.
What: Interactive and comedic version of Snow White presented by the Magic Circle Children’s Theatre.
Cost: $5.
INFO: Magic Circle Children’s Theatre; Spaghetti Warehouse, 449-3823.

Saturday / Syracuse

3. Emerald Trio

When: 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Saranac United Methodist Church, 8 UMC Road, Saranac.
What: With New York City-based musicians Karen Bogardus, flutes, Orlando Wells, violin and viola, and James Matthew Castle, piano.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Saranac United Methodist Church.

Sunday / Saranac

4. Bob Hicks

When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Frink Park pavilion, 57 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Part of the Sunday Sunset Series.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Sunday Sunset Series.

Sunday / Clayton

5. All's Well That Ends Well

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Thornden Park Amphitheatre, 201 Ostrom Ave., Syracuse.
What: William Shakespeare’s play. Includes special appearance by the Syracuse City Ballet. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, 476-1835.

All weekend / Syracuse

Art

1. Adirondack Plein Air Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake.
What: Presented by Saranac Lake Artworks. Art show and sale produced throughout the previous week by more than 50 artists.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Saranac Lake Artworks; Sandy Hildreth, (518) 891-1388.

Saturday / Saranac Lake

2. Book signing: Susan Peterson Gateley

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Belle Epoque Gift Shop, 350 Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: With Lake Ontario author and one-time Watertown resident Susan Peterson Gateley.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Susan P. Gateley, 594-1906; Belle Epoque Gift Shop, 654-4466; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

3. Arts and crafts show and sale

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 E. Line Road, Clayton.
What: Hosted by Thousand Islands Arts Center. Featuring more than 50 vendors.
Cost: $5; military, $4; ages 15 and younger, free.
INFO: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 686-4123.

Saturday & Sunday / Clayton

4. 31st annual craft show

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Dodge-Pratt-Northam Art and Community Center, 106 Schuyler St., Boonville.
What: Includes handmade crafts, free tours of the historical manor, food, entertainment, face painting and more.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Facebook event page.

Saturday & Sunday / Boonville

5. Book signing and lecture: John Elder Robison

When:  5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Cheel Arena, Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam.
What: With John Elder Robison, author of “Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s.” Reception and book signing slated for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Kodak Lounge; lecture at 7 p.m.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: John Elder Robison; Clarkson University, 268-6400.

Sunday / Potsdam

Music

1. Night at the Museum

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg.
What: Featuring music of Ogdensburg singer/songwriter Allexa Hooper and Gouverneur talent Ben Foster. Light refreshments and cash bar included.
Cost: $10; members, $5.
INFO: Museum, 393-2425.

Friday / Ogdensburg

2. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Performance by Grammy-winning Cajun group, sponsored by NCPR.
Cost: $25, $35 or $45.
INFO: Clayton Opera House, 686-2200.

Friday / Clayton

3. Jocelyn Arndt

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse.
What: Artist collaborates with brother, Chris, to produce music with elements of blues, indie-rock and jazz.
Cost: $10.
INFO: Westcott Theater, 299-8886, Jocelyn Arndt.

Friday / Syracuse

4. Oceans Below

When: 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway Street, Cape Vincent.
What: Indie/alternative/pop. Bring lawn chair or blanket.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, 654-2481; Oceans Below.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

5. Concerts on the Waterfront

When: 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Sackets Harbor.
What: Featuring Joanne Shenandoah.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Sackets Harbor Chamber of Commerce, 646-3548; Joanne Shenandoah.

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

Outside

1. Fifth annual Biggest Bass Fishing Tournament

When: 6 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Chaumont Bay State Boat Launch, Route 12E, Chaumont.
What: Registration slated for 6 to 7 a.m. Benefits Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Jefferson County.
Cost: $35; blind or visually impaired, free.
INFOBlind and Visually Impaired of Jefferson County, 782-2451.

Saturday / Chaumont

2. Sixth annual breast cancer tournament

When: Registration slated for 8 a.m.; shotgun start, 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Cold Springs Golf Club, 1941 U.S. Route 11, Mannsville.
What: 18 holes, captain and crew. Food, beverage, cash bar, prizes. Benefits Oswego County Cancer Services.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Oswego County Cancer Services, 592-0830.

Saturday / Mannsville

3. Ninth annual Lewis County Public Health Family Fit N Fun Faire

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville.
What: Sponsored by LCPH Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Vendors, bus safety, rock climbing, hay bale obstacle course, hockey challenge.
Cost: Free.
INFOFacebook event page; Lewis County Public Health, 376-5453.

Saturday / Lowville

4. Bridesmaids 5K Walk/Run

When: 1:15 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Canton Pavilion, Lincoln St., Canton.
What: Hosted by Canton Golden Bear Booster Club. Registration slated for 1:15 p.m.; race, 2 p.m. Wear bridal party formal wear, ends at Hoot Owl for reception with food and prizes. Benefits athletics at Canton Central School.
Cost: $20 per racer, includes free drink ticket, golden bear keepsake and post-race confection.
INFOCanton Golden Bears Booster Club; msieminski@twcny.rr.com.

Saturday / Canton

5. Sixth annual River Rat Triathlon

When: 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Centennial Park, Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Kayak/SUP slated for 8:30 a.m.; swim start, 9 a.m. Stage 1: 600 meter swim or 3 mile kayak/canoe/stand up paddleboard (SUP); Stage 2: 16.75 mile road bike; and Stage 3: 3.3 mile run. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network of NNY at Samaritan.
Cost: Individual, $70; team, $60 per person.
INFORiver Rat Triathlon, 785-4053; Facebook event page.

Sunday / Clayton

Community

 

1. Hammond Barn Quilt Trail Grand Opening Extravaganza

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Hammond Museum, 1 N. Main St., Hammond.
What: Quilt show opening day slated for 2 to 4 p.m. Friday; quilt show and vendor hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; barn quilt trail bus tours, 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday; barn quilt dedication ceremony, 3 p.m. Saturday.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Hammond Barn Quilt Trail committee chairperson Lisa Sarfaty, (203) 627-3014; Hammond Barn Quilt Trail Facebook; Facebook event page; Visit Hammond Facebook.

Friday & Saturday / Hammond

2. Annual Firemen's Field Days

When: 6 to 11:30 p.m. Friday; noon to midnight Saturday.
Where: Redwood Volunteer Fire Department, 43676 Stine Road, Redwood.
What: Includes chicken barbecue, parade, rides, live music, games and more.
Cost: Dependent on event.
INFO: Redwood Volunteer Fire Department, 482-3962; Facebook event page.

Friday & Saturday / Redwood

3. Paddle For A Purpose: second annual Chippewa Bay Poker Run

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Schermerhorn Harbor, 71 Schermerhorn Landing Road,  Hammond.
What: Event held rain or shine. Registration at Schermerhorn Harbor slated for 8 a.m.; poker run starts, 9 a.m.; awards ceremony and after part at Fosters Harbor Inn, noon. Hosted by the Foundation for Community Betterment and Visit Hammond in an effort to promote tourism and awareness of Hammond and Chippewa Bay.
Cost: Adult registration, $35; child, $25.
INFO: Facebook event page; Visit Hammond; Foundation for Community Betterment.

Saturday / Hammond

4. Sixth annual Potsdam garage sale

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pine Street Arena, 43 Pine St., Potsdam.
What: Hosted by the Potsdam Hospital Guild.
Cost: Dependent on items.
INFO: Joyce, 262-2746; Laurie, 265-6961.

Saturday / Potsdam

5. Christmas in August

When: 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Donald F. Getman Memorial Park, Franklin Street, West Carthage.
What: Presented by Secret Window Photography. Car cruise-in, vendors, food, beer, live music, poker run, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. Music schedule: Brian Topping, 1 p.m., Brodie, 2 p.m., Damian Morrow, 3 p.m., Lost Faculties, 4 p.m., Bruce Campbell (band), 5 p.m., Chasing Sokaris, 6 p.m., Ryan Hardy, 7 p.m., Militia, 8 p.m.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Secret Window Photography, (928) 848-1990; Christmas in August Facebook; Facebook event page.

Saturday / West Carthage

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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

Need more NNY? Check out the Watertown Daily Times event calendar for the full list.

 

Five Things Friday – May 8

Happy Friday! There’s plenty going on this weekend, so grab your family and friends and hit the north country.

 

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 – June 28

Here are five ways to enjoy the last weekend in June! Stay tuned for a special July 4 edition of FTF early next week.

1) Enjoy the best of classic summer carnival fun at the 97th annual Mount Carmel Feast hosted by St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (850 Arsenal St., Watertown) tonight from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m. The fair will have rides, live music, bingo (tonight at 7 p.m.), fireworks, traditional Italian food and raffles. The Mt. Carmel Feast religious procession starts at 5:30 Sunday and will be followed by the blessing of the church’s new Rose Window at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will conclude the festival at 10 p.m. Sunday. [Read more…]