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5 Things Friday events calendar – Sept. 11

Happy Friday!

[Just click an event for more details.]

Music

1. TAUNY Jam

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: Free.
INFO: TAUNY, 386-4289 or programs@tauny.org.

Friday / Canton

2. Top Light Observations

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse.
What: Southern-retro-electro-rock artist band hailing from Charleston, South Carolina. All ages admitted.
Cost: $10 to $12.
INFO: Westcott Theater, 299-8886.

Saturday / Syracuse

3. Alex Smith

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, 53 Main St., Canton.
What: Adirondack folk singer-songwriter.
Cost: Suggested donation: $5 to $15, includes refreshments.
INFO: TAUNY, 386-4289.

Saturday / Canton

4. Cabin in the Woods

When: 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 state Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Featuring award winning pianist Alyssa Filardo. Meet and greet with artist following concert. Beneifts Henry M. Kashiwa Gallery.
Cost: $100; View members, $50.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411, ext. 201.

Sunday / Old Forge

5. 1000 Islands International Piano Competition

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Maple Grove Estate, 596 W. Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: Competition slated to begin at 9 a.m.; lunch, noon; awards ceremony, 1 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Cape Vincent Arts Council, 654-2413.

All weekend / Cape Vincent

Community

1. Northpole Ladies Auxiliary vendors fair

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Northpole Fire Department, 22334 Route 11, Watertown.
What: Lunch available. Nonperishable food donations accepted.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Northpole Fire Company; Lois Herman, 788-6949.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Library anniversary celebration

When: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown.
What: For Flower Memorial Library. Refreshments and desserts, historic tours, programs for children and teens, raffles and giveaways.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Library, 785-7705.

Saturday / Watertown

3. Red Carpet Gala

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ridgeview Inn, 6912 Bardo Road, Lowville.
What: Sponsored by Lewis County Hospital Foundation. Cocktails, silent auction, buffet dinner, live auction, photo booth, live entertainment.
Cost: $4; children, $2; family, $10.
INFO: Lewis County Hospital Foundation, 376-5110.

Saturday / Lowville

4. 29th annual Thousand Islands Train Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 E. Line Road, Clayton.
What: Sponsored by Watertown Area Model Railroad Club.
Cost: $4; children, $2; family, $10.
INFO: Tom, 489-1856.

Saturday & Sunday / Clayton

5. Scare-A-Con

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Turning Stone Resort and Casino, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona.
What: 96 hours of films, including northeast premier of John Schneider’s “Smothered,” two nights of parties and socializing, 54 hours of panel discussions, celebrity Q&A sessions and expert presentations, vendor hall, celebrity guests, cosplay (and costume contests), live music.
Cost: Celebrity VIP Experience, $175; three-day weekend pass, $50; and single day pass, $30.
INFO: Scare-A-Con.

All weekend / Verona

Outside

1. Run for recovery

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Agricultural Building, Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown.
What: Registration slated for 6:30 a.m.; run/walk, 9 a.m. To benefit Watertown Urban Mission Bridge Program.
Cost: $25.
INFO: Watertown Urban Mission, 782-8440; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Potsdam Junior Hockey Association Golf Tournament

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Potsdam Town and Country Club, 6194 Route 56, Potsdam.
What: Tee off slated for 9 a.m. Saturday.
Cost: $65 per person, includes greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes.
INFO: 268-9611; Potsdam Junior Hockey Association.

Saturday / Potsdam

3. St. Lawrence County NYSARC's Autism Awareness Walk

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Village Park, Main Street, Canton.
What: Hosted by Jeff Cole, WWNY-TV, and presented by Rose and Kiernan. Registration slated for 9 a.m.; walk, 10 a.m. Bounce houses, food, t-shirt for walkers who raise $50 or more.
INFO: St. Lawrence NYSARC, 583-6177; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Canton

4. Fourth annual Thunder for a Cause Bike Run

When: Noon Saturday.
Where: FX Caprara Harley-Davidson, 17890 Goodnough Road, Adams Center.
What: Registration slated for 11 a.m.; kick stands up, noon. Ride ends at Willies, Dexter, and makes stops at Sports Page, O’Briens and The Rustic Golf Course. Doughnuts, coffee and juice available at registration. Benefits Niemann-Pick Type B Foundation, for research for two local boys.
Cost: Per bike, $20; per passenger, $15.
INFO: FX Caprara Harley-Davidson, 583-6177.

Saturday / Adams Center

5. Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimers

When: 1 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Partridge Run Golf Course, 70 Sullivan Drive, Canton.
What: Registration slated for 11:30 a.m.; event, 1 p.m.
INFO: Alzheimer’s Association; Toni Ann Walsh, 621-4025 x 106 or cny-walk@alz.org.

Sunday / Canton

Fairs & Festivals

1. Book fair

When: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Where: Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Auditorium, 214 King St., Ogdensburg.
What: More than 250 titles. Accept all major credit/debit cards, checks, cash and payroll deduction.
INFOClaxton Hepburn, 393-3600.

Friday / Ogdensburg

2. Hammond Fair

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Hammond Fairgrounds, 323 Lake St., Hammond.
What: Food booth, and cake decorating contest, both days. Friday, Sept. 11: judging contests (beef and dairy classes), 9 a.m.; homemaking and vegetable judging, morning; music by Hammond Central School, noon. Saturday, Sept. 12: Horse show, 9 a.m.; rabbit, sheep and goats judging, morning; children’s games, noon; awards and recognition, 3:30 p.m.; exhibits until 4 p.m.
INFO: Hammond Fair; Facebook event page.

Friday & Saturday / Hammond

3. Kids Fair and Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum, 250 River Road, Peru.
What: Old time games like hopscotch, sack races, corn box, bobbing for apples, pumpkin tic tac toe, egg races, bean bag toss; stagecoach and Thomas the Train rides; hayrides; face painting; visit the animals; climb the hay mound; watch the Blacksmith at work. Picnic area available. Lunch available from Kat’s Katering.
Cost: $7; ages 3 to 13, $4; ages 3 and younger, free.
INFO: Babbie Museum, (518) 643-8052.

Saturday & Sunday / Peru

4. Harvest Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Stone Mills Agricultural Museum, 30950 Route 810, LaFargeville.
What: Roast pork dinner served at noon. Classic car cruise in, music, cake walk, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, gift shop, games. Buildings open for tours.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Stone Mills Agricultural Museum, 658-2353.

Sunday / LaFargeville

5. Potsdam Sandstone Festival

When: All weekend.
Where: Potsdam.
What: Friday, Sept. 11: First Presbyterian Church Tour and Organ Recital with Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, 1 p.m., meet at church; Saturday, Sept. 12: Guided boat tour of Hannawa Falls Railroad, bring own boat, 10 a.m., meet at Ives Park (Rain date: Saturday, Sept. 19); guided tour of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1 p.m., with book signing of “The History of Trinity Church,” with Jim Carl; Sunday, Sept. 13: Guided tour of Zion Episcopal Church, Colton, with Joe Liotta, 1 p.m., meet at church, 91 Main St.
INFOPotsdam Public Museum, 265-6910.

All weekend / Potsdam

Performance

1. Lovers of Poetry, Unite!

When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art, 627 state Route 37, Hammond.
What: With hosts Ray and Laurie Petersen.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art, (718) 753-7947.

Friday / Hammond

2. Wild & Scenic Film Festival

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam.
What: Hosted by Save the River and Clarkson University.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Save the River, Lindsey@savetheriver.org; Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Saturday / Potsdam

3. Curated film screening: Blues by the Beach

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid.
What: Film’s companion graphic novel, “Mike’s Place,” for sale.
Cost: $7.
INFO: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, (518) 523-2512; Adirondack Film Society, (518) 588-7275.

Saturday / Lake Placid

4. Symphonie Fantastique

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Crouse-Hinds Theater, 800 S. State St., Syracuse.
What: Pianist twins Christina and Michelle Naughton perform Poulenc’s Double Piano Concerto, followed by Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.
Cost: $20 to $80; ages 18 and younger, free.
INFOSymphoria, 299-5598.

Saturday / Syracuse

5. 9 to 5

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Book by Patricia Resnick. Based on 20th Century Fox Picture.
Cost: Fridays and Saturdays, $25; Sunday, $22.
INFOCNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

All weekend / Syracuse

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Five Things Friday – Aug. 7

Happy Friday!

Performance

[Just click an event for more details.]

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

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

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

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

 

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The 47th annual Cape Vincent French Festival takes to the streets Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12. Scheduled events include a pancake breakfast, craft sales and exhibits, a parade, live music, fireworks and more. With more than 150 things to do, make this summer your best ever for close-to-home fun. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Living.

The 47th annual Cape Vincent French Festival takes to the streets Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12. Scheduled events include a pancake breakfast, craft sales and exhibits, a parade, live music, fireworks and more. With more than 150 things to do, make this summer your best ever for close-to-home fun. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Living.

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Five Things Friday – July 26

1) In Watertown this weekend, check out Family Fun Day in Thompson Park playground Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be free lunch, keepers from the Zoo and family-friendly activities. The event is sponsored by the Watertown Family YMCA and the United Way of Northern New York, who will share information about their children’s programs and family activities. For more information, call the Y at 782-3100 or United Way at 788-5631. Also in Watertown is the first of Super Summer Saturdays at Flower Memorial Library at 10:30 a.m. The free event will include stories, music, dancing and crafts. The event will be repeated on Saturday, Aug. 31. For more information, call the library at 785-7709.

2) There’s nothing like a road race to motivate you to get back into running shape or find out what kind of shape you’re in. This Saturday you can also do so for a good cause at the Run for the River 5K/10K to benefit Save the River on Saturday. Registration starts at Frink Park, Clayton, at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. The registration fee for the 5K is $30 and $35 for the 10K. You can also register online at www.active.com (search for Save the River). For more information, visit www.savetheriver.org. [Read more…]