At the Heart of Winters in NNY

STEPHEN SWOFFORD / NNY LIVING
A snowshoer jogs through the woods near the end of the Stone Wall 5K snowshoe race.

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Summer 2016: North Country Notes

A native voice and mentor to other writers is sadly lost

Like every region, the north country has produced its share of mold-breakers. Some, like F.W. Woolworth and Melvil Dewey in retailing and library classification, respectively, achieved wide renown. Others passed their time on this Earth in relative anonymity outside of small circles of the like-minded. [Read more…]

5 Things Friday events calendar – Oct. 2

Happy Friday!

Giving back

1. Sonlight Missions Haiti benefit auction and dinner

When: 5 p.m. Friday.
Where: Miller Spraying, 8624 State Route 26, Lowville.
What: Dinner slated for 5 p.m.; auction, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: List of auction items.
INFO: 486-8801, 286-7408, 921-5011, 771-4749.

Friday / Lowville

2. Race for a cure

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Alexandria Central School, 34 Bolton Ave., Alexandria Bay.
What: Sponsored by Alexandria Central School River Rompers Relay for Life team.  Registration slated for 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; fun run, 9:30 a.m.; 5K run/walk, 10 a.m. Proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society.
Cost: $25; military personnel, $20.
INFO: Mary Rose Warneck, 788-0664, roro@gisco.net.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

3. Benefit for Team Morgan Walton

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Clayton Fire Hall, 855 Graves St., Clayton.
What: Registration slated for 9 a.m.; start time, 10 a.m.; dinner, noon; silent auction, raffles, hourly 50/50, face painting, live band, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: 5K, $20; chicken or pork barbecue dinner, $10.
INFO: 782-8743.

Saturday / Clayton

4. The Mayor's Charity Ball

When: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Hors d’oeuvres, carving stations, desserts, cocktails, music by Fred and The Eds. Benefits: Resolution Center of Jefferson and Lewis Counties (CASA, Youth Court and Mediation), Watertown City School Backpack program and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Camp Wabasso.
Cost: $65; couple, $120.
INFO: Tickets.

Saturday / Watertown

5. Habitat for Humanity Walk-A-Thon

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Potsdam United Methodist Church, 26 Main St., Potsdam.
What: Registration slated for 1:30 p.m.; walk, 2 p.m.
INFO: 244-1335 or raquettevalleyhfh@yahoo.com.

Sunday / Potsdam

Autumn

1. 35th annual Oktoberfest

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Titus Mountain Family Ski Center, 215 Johnson Road, Malone.
What: 70 local vendors, food, live music, fireworks. Held rain or shine. Proceeds benefit Titus Mountain Ski Patrol and Adirondack for Kids.
Cost: $5; ages 12 and younger, free.
INFO: Titus Mountain, (518) 483-3740; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Malone

2. Applefest and craft fair

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Brookside Senior Living Community, 5701 Brookside Drive, Lowville.
What: Apple delights, music by Nelson Brothers Band from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Friends of God from 1 to 2 p.m. Activities for children: “candy scramble” crafts, face painting, balloon animals, Fifi D. Clown, Two Chicks Farm Alpacas.
Cost: Free; donations accepted.
INFO: Brookside Senior Living Community, 376-4333.

Saturday / Lowville

3. Oktoberfest

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Thousand Islands Winery, 43326 Seaway Ave., Alexandria Bay.
What: German cuisine, pig roast, farmers market, hay rides, dancing, grape stomp competition.
Cost: $5.
INFO: Thousand Islands Winery, 482-9306.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

4. Eighth annual Massena Harvest Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Downtown Main Street, East Orvis Street Park and Veteran’s Park, Massena.
What: Entertainment stage, vendors/crafters, food, haunted house, pumpkin carving contest, pumpkin painting and kids’ crafts, costume parade, bounce houses, movie in the park and more.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce, 769-3525; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Massena

5. Fall Adirondack Get-Away

When: 5 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center, 7955 Brantingham Road, Greig.
What: Guided nature hikes, wagon ride, boating, concert by local bluegrass band Cincinnati Creek, entertainment by Adirondack storyteller, Bill Smith, quiet meditation, worship and more.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center; 348-8833.

All weekend / Greig

Art

1. A Time of Change reception

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Arts on the Square, Franklin Building, 52 Public Square, Watertown.
What: Mixed media and acrylics by Kimberly Eiss.
Cost: $5; North Country Arts Council members, free.
INFO: North Country Arts Council, 661-6361; Facebook event page.

Friday / Watertown

2. Boonville Arts Festival

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Village Park and Hulbert House, 106 Main St., Boonville.
What: Includes village-wide garage sale, live entertainment, petting zoo, horse-drawn hay rides, chili cook off, cookie challenge, scarecrow coloring contest and more.
Cost: Dependent on event.
INFO: Boonville Chamber of Commerce, 942-5112.

Saturday / Boonville

3. Annual fall craft fair

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Augustinian Academy gym, 317 West St., Carthage.
What: Includes handmade crafts, food and raffles.
Cost: $2; students, $1.
INFO: Carthage Chamber of Commerce, 493-3590.

Saturday / Carthage

4. 15th annual Lewis County Harvest of the Arts

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Maple Ridge Center, 7421 East Road, Lowville.
What: Features local artists, crafts, music, food, wagon rides, children’s art barn, student art show and classic car show.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Lowville County Arts; 286-1350.

Saturday / Lowville

5. Remington Arts Festival

When: All weekend.
Where: Throughout Canton.
What: Friday: Victorian home exhibit, noon to 8 p.m., St. Lawrence Historical Association, Silas Wright House; Saturday: Annual art show and sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Village Green; historic horse and carriage rides, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., throughout village; and Sunday: 5k fun run/walk, registration, 8 a.m., walkers, 8:45 a.m., runners, 9 p.m. University Plaza, Route 11.
Cost: Dependent on event.
INFO: Remington Arts Festival.

All weekend / Canton

Music

1. TAUNY Jams

When: 7 to 8: 30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, 53 Main St., Canton.
What: Hosted by Gretchen Koehler, fiddler, and Barb Heller, singer/guitarist and host of NCPR’s String Fever.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: TAUNY, 386-4289 or programs@tauny.org.

Friday / Canton

2. Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Helen M. Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Performance by the 30-year-old ensemble.
Cost: $20 to $50; students, $15.
INFO: Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain; SUNY Potsdam; Community Performance Series, 267-2277.

Friday / Potsdam

3. Dueling Pianos

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Carthage Elks Lodge, 511 Fulton St., Carthage.
What: Performance by the Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos Company. Sponsored by Carthage Area Hospital. Mix and mingle slated for 6:30 p.m.; show, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $30.
INFO: Carthage Area Hospital Foundation, 493-0114; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Carthage

4. 13th annual Sing Fling

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Robert R. and Jean S. Sturtz Theater, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown.
What: Performance by the Northern Blend Chorus.
Cost: $15; students, senior citizens and military, $12; ages 12 and younger, free.
INFO: Northern Blend Chorus.

Saturday / Watertown

5. Love & The Outcome

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Inspiration Hall, 709 James St., Watertown.
What: Performance by husband/wife duo of singer/songwriter Jodi King and bass player/songwriter Chris Rademaker. Presented by CNY Crossroads.
Cost: $15.
INFO: CNY Crossroads, 214-7333; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Syracuse

Performance

1. Cuse Comedy Showcase Featuring Paul Landwehr

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Seven local comics compete for a cash prize.
Cost: $12.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

Friday / Syracuse

2. Terror at the Track

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Evans Mills Speedway, Route 11, Evans Mills.
What: Featuring Evil Villian Tower, Terrifying Clown Circus with Freak Show, Body Barn and Haunted Hillbilly Ride.
Cost: $12; four attractions, $20; children, $5.
INFO: Terror at the Track.

Friday & Saturday / Evans Mills

3. Iva Bittová concert with Antonin Fajt

When: 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake.
What: Slovak songs of Bela Bartok, arranged by Vladimír Godár for voice and string quartet.
Cost: $20.
INFO: Pendragon Theatre, (518) 891-1854; Iva Bittova.

Saturday / Saranac Lake

4. Fulton Community Theatre presents Night, Mother

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: CNY Arts Center, Cayuga Community College Fulton Campus, 11 River Glen Plaza, Fulton.
What: A play by Marsha Norman. Directed by William Edward White. Starring Kasey McHale and Beverly Cooney Poznoski.
Cost: $12; seniors and students, $10.
INFO: Fulton Community Theatre, 598-2787.

All weekend / Fulton

5. SU Drama presents Kiss Me, Kate

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Syracuse Stage/Drama Theater Complex, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.
What: Musical featuring Cole Porter songs and inspired by Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
Cost: $17 to $19.
INFO: SU Drama.

All weekend / Syracuse

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5 Things Friday events calendar – Sept. 4

Happy Friday!

[Just click an event for more details.]

Performances

1. Maybe You're Not the Worst Thing Ever

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: With husband and wife stars Korrie and Josh Taylor.
Cost: $12.
INFO: Central New York Playhouse, 885-8960.

Friday / Syracuse

2. Don't Feed The Actors

When: Dinner, 6:30 p.m., show, 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Featuring Syracuse longest-running improv comedy troupe.
Cost: Dinner and show, $25; show only, $12.
INFO: Central New York Playhouse, 885-8960.

Saturday / Syracuse

3. David Kim benefit concert

When: 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Benefits the center’s performing arts department.
Cost: $15; members, $12.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411.

Sunday / Old Forge

4. The Seagull

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake.
What: A new take on Chekhov’s play.
Cost: $30 ; ages 65 and older, $27; students with ID, $20 ; matinee shows, $15.
INFO: Pendragon Theare, (518) 891-1854.

All weekend / Saranac Lake

5. The Scintas

When: 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Where: Bonnie Castle Resort & Marina, 31 Holland St., Alexandria Bay.
What: Featuring one of the most successful acts on the Las Vegas strip.
Cost: $30 to $45; dinner tickets, $47.50.
INFO: Bonnie Castle Resort & Marina, 482-4511 or 800-955-4511; Facebook event page.

All weekend / Alexandria Bay

Community

1. Twentieth annual Antique Car Show

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Amvets Post 262, 5082 County Route 56, Colton.
What: Registration slated for 10 a.m. Several classes available. Prizes, crafts, vendors, food, beverages and games.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Amvets, 262-2507.

Saturday / Colton

2. Busted Grapes Winery grand opening

When: 11 a.m.  to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Busted Grapes Winery, Corner of State Route 126 and Ball Road., Black River.
What: Six varieties of wine made from New York State grapes available.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Busted Grapes Winery, 519-7574 or bustedgrapes@yahoo.com.

Saturday / Black River

3. Eddy's Caribbean Cuisine celebration

When: Noon  to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Eddy’s Caribbean Cuisine, 126 Franklin St., Watertown.
What: Includes live music.
Cost: Menu samples, $1 each.
INFO: Eddy’s Caribbean Cuisine, 863-7778.[/expand

Saturday / Watertown

4. Chicken barbecue and bake sale When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Walmart, 25737 U.S. Route 11, Evans Mills.
What: Benefits Indian River Pop Warner football.
Cost: Dependent on item.
INFO: Facebook event page.

Sunday / Evans Mills

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: Friday: Traditional Six Nations Dancers, 1 p.m.; The Ripcords, 2 p.m.; and Fifth Harmony, 8 p.m.; Saturday: TBA, 2 p.m.; and The Jacksons, 8 p.m.; Sunday: R5, 2 p.m.; and Steve Miller Band, 8 p.m. Grandstand concerts and events: Sunday, Sept. 6:P Demolition Derby, 1 p.m.; Monster Truck Show Party, 6 to 7 p.m.; All Star Monster Truck Show and Freestyle Motocross, 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 (includes both shows); party in the pit, $5.
Cost: Daily admission, $10.
INFO: The Great New York State Fair, 487-7711.

All weekend / Syracuse

For a good cause

1. Lowville Food Pantry annual garage sale

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: 5502 Trinity Ave., Lowville.
What: Benefits food pantry.
INFO: Lowville Food Pantry, 376-7431.

Friday & Saturday / Lowville

2. Watertown blood drive

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Fairgrounds YMCA, 585 Rand Drive, Watertown.
What: Run by the Red Cross.
INFO: Red Cross, 800-RED-CROSS.

Saturday / Watertown

3. Adams blood drive

When: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: American Legion Post 586, 10 S. Main St., Adams.
What: Run by the Red Cross.
INFO: Red Cross, 800-RED-CROSS.

Saturday / Adams

4. Carthage Lions Club can and bottle drive

When: 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday.
Where: The Church Street Diner, 107 Church St., Carthage.
What: Sponsored by Carthage Lions Club.
INFO: Carthage Lions Club.

Saturday / Carthage

5. Benefit for Joey Chapman

When: 11 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Mud Puppy Bait Shop, 6732 Pine Grove Road, Glenfield.
What: Food, 50/50 raffles, silent auction, bake sale. Proceeds to be used for medical and funeral expenses for Joey’s wife, Tina.
INFO: Muddy Puppy Bait Shop, 376-3047.

Saturday / Glenfield

Art

1. Opening reception: Re-imagine

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake.
What: Drawings and mixed media images by Suzanne Langelier-Lebeda slated for display through Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Suzanne Langelier-Lebeda; Adirondack Artists Guild, (518) 891-2615.

Friday / Saranac Lake

2. Opening reception: The Other Eye

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: NorthWind Fine Arts, 11 Woodruff St., Saranac Lake.
What: Work of Cat Micheels and Catherine Hartung slated for display through Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: NorthWind Fine Arts, (518) 354-1875.

Friday / Saranac Lake

3. Opening reception: 3 Artist Unchained

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd, Old Forge.
What: Featuring work by sculptress Suzanne Mulvihill Firsching, painter Stephen Fletcher and sculptor and painter Albert Casatelli. Exhibit slated to run through Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Old Forge Library, 369-6008.

Friday / Old Forge

4. Ruth Haley Collection of Postcards

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Potsdam Public Museum, 2 Park St., Potsdam.
What: Circa United States, Europe and South America from 1930s to 1970s, slated for exhibit through Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Cost: Suggested $1 donation.
INFO: Potsdam Public Museum, 265-6910.

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

5. Plein air paint out and art auction

When: Friday and Saturday.
Where: Paint out throughout Old Forge; Auction slated for 5:30 p.m. Saturday at View Arts Center, 3273 state Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Paint out slated for Thursday through Saturday.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411.

Friday & Saturday / Old Forge

Festivals

1. Farm 2 Fork Festival

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Riverside Park, Saranac Lake.
What: Vendors slated to show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; food tasting stations open, 11 a.m.; music, noon; food art judging, 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Tasting ticket, $15, allows “free-range graze” at stations of your choice.
INFO: Farm 2 Fork; (518) 586-1063.

Saturday / Saranac Lake

2. Upstate Comic Con

When: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Louisville Arena, 44 Arena Drive, Chase Mills.
What: Collectible card game tournaments, panels, special guests, art and cosplay contests, comic book vendors. Benefits Massena Boys and Girls Club.
Cost: $12; VIP, $20.
INFO: Casondra Arquitte, 296-4447; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Chase Mills

3. Blues at the winery

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Thousand Islands Winery, 43298 Seaway Ave., Alexandria Bay.
What: Live bands, wine and beer, wine tastings, tours.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: TI Winery, 482-9306.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

4. Skewed Brew Fest

When: 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Madison Barracks Polo Field, Sackets Harbor.
What: Live music by Annie in the Water and Harrison B.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Skewed Brewing, 788-2337.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

5. Hobofest

When: Noon Sunday.
Where: Riverside Park, Saranac Lake.
What: Showcase of American roots-style music. Featuring Kaatskillachia and Mike & Ruthy Band.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Hobofest, 523-5842.

Sunday / Saranac Lake

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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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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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5 Things Friday events calendar – Aug. 14

Happy Friday!

Art

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1. Introductory Friday Wine Reception

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Breakwater Art Gallery, 263 E. Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: Enjoy happy hour with art.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Breakwater Gallery, 654-4750.

Friday / Cape Vincent

2. Quilters lecture

When: 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Malone Adult Center, 18 Morton St., Malone.
What: Adirondack Quilters Guild is sponsoring a trunk show lecture by Joan Ford. Public welcome.
Cost: Suggested donation of $5.
INFO: 483-2918 or info@adirondackquiltersguild.org; Adirondack Quilters Guild.

Friday / Malone

3. Exhibit: Silver and Stone

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: Slated for display through Thursday, Aug. 27.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: TI Arts Center, 686-4123.

All weekend / Clayton

4. Exhibit: River, Lake and the Cape

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Breakwater Art Gallery, 263 E. Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: Exhibit slated for display through Monday, Sept. 7.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Breakwater Gallery, 654-4750.

All weekend / Cape Vincent

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

Caravan Stage Company plans to perform from 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday at the Antique Boat Museum.

Caravan Stage Company plans to perform from 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday at the Antique Boat Museum.

Community

1. Meet the American Mountain Men

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Adirondack Museum, 9097 state Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake.
What: Fur trade, tomahawk-throwing, campfire-building, flint-knapping, bow-shooting.
Cost: $18; ages 62 and older, $16; students with ID, $12; ages 13 to 17, $12; ages 6 to 12, $6; ages 5 and younger, free; active military, free; members, free.
INFO: Adirondack Museum, (518) 352-7311.

Friday & Saturday / Blue Mountain Lake

2. Clayton 1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 E. Line Road, Clayton.
What: Featuring gunsmiths, guides, new and antique firearms, military history items, black powder guns, knives, sporting gear for all interests and more.
Cost: $5; military with ID, $4; ages 11 and younger, free.
INFO: Aileen Martin, 285-5152, or Tony Pisarksi, 783-6017.

Saturday & Sunday / Clayton

3. Hay and Grain Harvest and Music Weekend

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum, 250 River Road, Peru.
What: Featuring music, vendors, crafts and food.
Cost: $7; ages 3 to 13, $4; ages 3and younger, free.
INFO: Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum, (518) 643-8052.

Saturday & Sunday / Peru

4. 35th annual Pirate Invasion

When: All weekend.
Where: Alexandria Bay.
What: Featuring children’s activities, exhibits, entertainment, demonstrations, skits and more.
Cost: Most events are free.
INFO: Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce, 482-9531.

All weekend / Alexandria Bay

5. 165th Franklin County Fair

When: All weekend.
Where: Franklin County Fairgrounds, 606 E Main St., Malone.
What: Featuring animal shows, Montgomery Gentry concert and more.
Cost: Admission, $6.
INFO: Franklin County Fair, (518) 483-0720.

All weekend / Malone

Performance

1. Drumming circle

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Kripalu Yoga Center, 14029 Route 11, Adams Center.
What: Open to all community members.
Cost: Donations accepted.
INFO: Kripalu Yoga Center, 583-5500.

Friday / Adams Center

2. HMS Pinafore

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Presented by River Light Opera.
Cost: $25, $30 or $40.
INFO: Clayton Opera House, 686-2200.

Friday & Saturday / Clayton

3. Lynyrd Skynyrd

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown.
What: Benefits the Disabled Persons Action Organization.
Cost: General admission, $48; reserved, $60.
INFO: Disabled Persons Action Organization, 782-0044.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Caravan Stage Company

When: 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton.
What: Acrobatics and theatrical performance. Lawn seating only, bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
Cost: $20.
INFO: Antique Boat Museum, 686-4104.

Sunday / Clayton

5. White Liars and Black Comedy

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Two performances presented by CNY Playhouse.
Cost: Friday and Saturday, $20; Sunday, $17.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

All weekend / Syracuse

Lynyrd Skynyrd plans to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

Lynyrd Skynyrd plans to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

Outside

1. Annual tractor caravan

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society Museum, Stone Mills, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: 15 to 20 mile route, stopping for lunch and returning to museum at 4 p.m.
Cost: N/A.
INFO: Museum, 658-2353.

Friday / LaFargeville

2. Birds of prey

When: 1 p.m. Friday.
Where: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, County Route 100, Fineview.
What: By Rick West.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, 482-2479.

Friday / Fineview

3. Olga memorial footrace

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Bekeley Green, Main Street and Broadway, Saranac Lake.
What: Registration slated for 8 a.m.; race, 9:30 a.m. 10K and 5K runs, with 5K walk. Includes refreshments, awards, music and raffle. Benefits Saranac Lake Skate Park.
Cost: $25; reduced rate for middle and high school student atheletes.
INFO: Saranac Lake Skate Park, 518-637-4297 or slskatepark@yahoo.com.

Saturday / Saranac Lake

4. 10th annual horseshoe tournament

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Oxbow Volunteer Fire Company, 37635 county Route 25, Antwerp.
What: Registration slated for 10 to 11:30 a.m.; pitching, noon.
Cost: $30 per team.
INFO: Oxbow Volunteer Fire Company, 287-9898.

Saturday / Antwerp

5. Fairie and Earth Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Entertainment, vendors, harvest ceremony, workshops, psychic readers.
Cost: Free admission; donations of canned or dried foods accepted to benefit food pantry.
INFO: Facebook event page.

Saturday / Watertown

A performance of "HMS Pinafore" is slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clayton Opera House.

A performance of “HMS Pinafore” is slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clayton Opera House.

Farmers markets

1. Carthage farmers market

When: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Where: Carthage Market Pavilion, Riverside Drive, Carthage.
INFO: Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce, 493-3590.

Friday / Carthage

2. Canton farmers market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Where: Canton Village Park, corner of Main and Park Streets, Canton.
INFO: Canton farmers market.

Friday / Canton

3. Watertown farmers market

When: 2:30 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Jefferson Bulk Milk and Cheese Store, 19401 state Route 3, Watertown.
INFO: Jefferson Bulk Milk and Cheese Store.

Friday / Watertown

4. Cape Vincent farmers market

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway Street, Cape Vincent.
INFO: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, 654-2481.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

5. Potsdam farmers market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ives Park, Potsdam.
INFO: Potsdam farmers market.

Saturday / Potsdam

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Five Things Friday – Aug. 7

Happy Friday!

Performance

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1. Comedian Michael Bova

When: 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Ramada Inn, 6300 Arsenal St., Watertown.
What: Award winning stand-up comedian Michael Bova. Opener: NYC comedian Andrew Lee. Ages 21 and older. Doors scheduled to open at 8 p.m.; show, 9 p.m.
Cost: $10.
INFO: Ramada, 788-0700; Facebook event page.

Friday / Watertown

2. 'Cuse Comedy Championships

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Comedians from the ‘Cuse Comedy Showcase battle in this first comedy championship. Planned to continue on Thursday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 29.
Cost: $12.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

3. CNY Scottish Games and Celtic Festival

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Long Branch Park, 347 Long Branch Road, Liverpool.
What: Piping, drumming, dancing competitions, bagpipe bands and drum majors at noon, closing ceremonies and massing of bagpipe bands at 5 p.m., ceilidh from 6 to 8 p.m. Music by Searson and Sisters of Murphy.
Cost: Games tickets: $10; senior citizens, $7; ages 5 to 12, $4; ages 4 and younger, free.
INFO: CNY Scottish Games and Celtic Festival.

Saturday / Liverpool

4. Slab City

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Rec Park Pavilion, 7247 state Route 374, Chateaugay.
What: Classic rock and country band from Malone.
Cost: $12; in advance, $10; ages 12 and younger, free.
INFO: Town of Chateaugay, (518) 497-3126.

Saturday / Chateaugay

5. The Lou Dacques Band

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pouring Light Studios, 432 E. Main St., Malone.
What: Blues, folk, rock music.
Cost: $10; ages 12 and younger, free.
INFO: Pouring Light Studios, (518) 481-5150; Facebook event page; The Lou Dacques Band.

Saturday / Malone

Community

1. Autos on the River Vintage and Classic Car Show

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway Street, Cape Vincent.
What: Sponsored by Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce. Includes hula-hoop contest, bubble gum blowing contest, drawings, 50/50 raffle, farmers market. Benefits Cape Vincent Food Pantry.
Cost: $10.
INFO: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, 654-2481; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

2. Car show

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown.
What: Benefits the region’s Feed Our Vets program.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Robert J. Harding, JCC veterans services coordinator, 786-2256 or rharding@sunyjefferson.edu.

Saturday / Watertown

3. North Country Wine, Beer and Food Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Richard G. Lockwood Civic Center, 141 W. River St., Ogdensburg.
What: Includes local food, wine and beer tasting, as well as raffles, demos, music and more.
Cost: $5; military, $4; ages 11 and younger, free.
INFO: Laura Pearson, Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce, 393-3620.

Saturday & Sunday / Ogdensburg

4. 35th annual Pirate Invasion

When: All weekend.
Where: Alexandria Bay.
What: Scheduled through Sunday, Aug. 16. Friday, Aug. 7: Block Dance, features Upper James Street Dock, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 8: children’s crafts, 10 a.m., Scenic View Park Pavilion; children’s parade lineup, 11:30 a.m.; capture of scouting party, 1:15 p.m., Uncle Sam Boat Tours; and invasion, 2 p.m., Scenic View Park Pavilion Dock; Sunday, Aug. 9: children’s games with pirates, noon, Scenic View Park, and 2 p.m., Scenic View Park Pavilion; Sunday, Aug. 16: live drill and demonstration with Brockville Infantry, 11 a.m.; and Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days grand parade, 2 p.m. (winners announced after).
Cost: Most events are free.
INFO: Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce, 482-9531.

All weekend / Alexandria Bay

5. Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair

When: All weekend.
Where: St. Lawrence County Fairgrounds, 85 E. Barney St., Gouverneur.
What: Event include: Friday, Aug. 7: Craig Campbell concert slated for 7:30 p.m., $25; Saturday, Aug. 8: sanctioned amateur boxing, noon, $10 (ringside, $15; ages 4 and younger, free); Caroline Kole concert, 7 p.m., $20; Sunday, Aug. 9: demolition derby, 3 p.m., $12 (ages10 and younger, $8).
Cost: Dependent on event; check online for details.
INFO: Gouverneur fair, 287-3010.

All weekend / Gouverneur

Art

1. Exhibit opening

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 state Route 28, Old Forge.
What: “Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors” and Andy Gilmore’s “Mountain Geometries” are scheduled to display through Sunday, Oct. 4.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411.

Friday / Old Forge

2. Exhibit opening: Close Encounters

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake.
What: Works by Saranac Lake painter Sandra Hildreth slated for display through Monday, Aug. 31.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Adirondack Artists Guild, (518) 891-2615; Sandra Hildreth.

Friday / Saranac Lake

3. Exhibit opening: Adirondack Landscape and Fine Art Photography

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd, Old Forge.
What: Solo exhibit by artist Carolynn McCann slated to display through Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Old Forge Library, 369-6008; Carolynn McCann.

Friday / Old Forge

4. Juried craft show

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Henderson Historical Society, 12541 Harborview Road, Henderson.
What: Includes silent auction, raffles, puppet show slated for 10 a.m. and barbecue, 11 a.m.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Henderson Historical Society.

Saturday / Henderson

5. Book signing

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Bay House Artisans, 21 James St., Alexandria Bay.
What: “Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainability,” with author Nicole Caldwell, co-founder and CEO of Better Farm.
Cost: Copies of books, $20.
INFO: Bay House Artisans, 778-5968; Nicole Caldwell; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

Shopping

1. Book sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Hepburn Library, 30 Main St., Waddington.
What: Sponsored by the Friends of the Waddington Library. Huge selection of fiction and large print fiction.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: Hepburn Library, 388-4454.

Friday & Saturday / Waddington

2. Ice cream social and pottery sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Point Park, across from Old Forge Hardware Store, 104 Fulton St., Old Forge.
What: With View Arts Center.
Cost: $10 to $25 per piece.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411.

Friday & Saturday / Old Forge

3. Annual rummage sale

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Dexter United Methodist Church, 210 W. Kirby St., Dexter.
What: Slated to run Thursdays to Sundays through Aug. 31.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Church, 639-3022.

Friday & Saturday / Dexter

4. Book, bake and art sales

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lyme Free Library, 12165 Route 12E, Chaumont.
What: Includes used book sale, local art sale, silent auction, bake sale and raffle.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Library, 649-5454.

Saturday / Chaumont

5. 51st annual antique show and sale

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Cerow Recreation Park, 600 East Line Road, Clayton.
What: Public preview wine and cheese reception slated for Friday. More than 50 dealers.
Cost: $25 for entire weekend.
INFO: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 686-4123.

All weekend / Clayton

Outside

1. 2015 Hospice Hustle

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Henderson Harbor.
What: Sponsored by the Henderson/Henderson Harbor committee. Registration slated for 8:30 a.m.; walk/bike/run, 9:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit Hospice of Jefferson County.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Penny McCrea, 938-5069; Hospice, 788-7323 or nparatore@jeffersonhospice.org; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Henderson Harbor

2. Cruisin' in the Harbor

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Visitors Center lawn, 301 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Classic car and motorcycle show, presented by Greater Sackets Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Includes vendors, food, raffles, 50/50 drawings.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Chamber of commerce, 646-3548; Facebook events page.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

3. Relay for Life softball tourney fundraiser

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Lions Field, Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville.
What: Includes concession stand, children’s activities, Chinese auction and more. Proceeds benefit fight against cancer.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Caree Turck, clt9802@yahoo.com or 376-6207; Relay for Life of Lewis County.

Saturday / Lowville

4. Save The River’s Riverkeeper Monitoring volunteer training

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Save the River, 409 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: All volunteers given Save The River’s Riverkeeper Identification Guide and free t-shirt.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Kate Breheny at Save the River, 686-2010.

Saturday / Clayton

5. Doggie Dash and Pet Fair

When: 9:25 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Starting and ending at Thompson Park Pavilion, Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Registration slated for 8:25 a.m.; walk, 9:25 a.m. Music, food, pet contests, raffles, vendors. Benefits NINJAS Against Animal Cruelty.
Cost: With bracelet and tag, $5; with bracelet, tag and t-shirt, $15.
INFO: Danyon, 489-1359, or Julie, 2863-9721; Ninja’s Against Animal Cruelty of Jefferson County.

Sunday / Watertown

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Five Things Friday – July 24

Happy Friday!

Community

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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 – July 3

Happy Friday!

Music

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