Five Things Friday – May 1

Happy Friday! There’s a lot going on this weekend, from performances to community events to outdoor activities. So get out there and experience the north country!


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Five Things Friday – April 24

Happy Friday! Get out and explore the north country this weekend.


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Five Things Friday – Feb. 6

Five Things Friday this week features five things to do outside, five things to see, five things to learn, five things to eat and five things to celebrate. Just click the arrows for details on each north country event.

Happy Friday!

To do outside

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Five Things Friday – Jan. 30

Happy weekend!


Bring stories to life

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Five Things Friday – Jan. 2

Happy Friday! With the first full week of 2015 under your belt, go out and celebrate winter in the north country with these Five Things Friday events.


Be sporty

1. Wounded Warrior tournament, 6:30 to 11 p.m. today; 10:30 a.m. to noon and 4:30 to 9 p.m. tomorrow; 3:10 to 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Watertown Municipal Ice Arena, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown.

Information: Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce, 788-4400.

2. Vintage snowmobile show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Tanner Valley Golf Course, 4040 Tanner Road, Syracuse. Cost: $5; two sleds, $10; three or more sleds, $12.

Hosted by Toad Willow Trail Riders Snowmobile Club. Chicken barbecue planned for 11 a.m. Event to include 50/50 raffle and door prize auction. Info: Ron, 415-5025; Tim, 447-2070.

3. Learn to cross-country ski, 10 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park, 19 Robinson Bay Road, Massena.

Equipment available at no charge to first eight. Preregister/info: park, 705-5022.

4. Snowmobile safety course, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Copley Foundation House, 12030 Route 12E, Chaumont. Free.

Offered by Thousand Islands Snowmobile Club Inc. For ages 10 and older. Limited seating; first come first serve. Reservations/info: Gary, 486-5230.

5. Register for the fourth annual River Hockey Classic, all weekend. Cost: $400 per team, includes minimum three games.

Register by Sunday, Jan. 11. Pond hockey tournament scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 1 at Clayton Marina, 50 State St., Clayton. Six co-ed divisions, three on three format, maximum of four players per team. No goalies, no goalie equipment. . Register/info:

Create art

1. Make your own snow dough, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown.

Event part of SnowtownUSA. Class for ages 6 to 11 only. Info: library, 785-7705.

2.  Facebook page snowman photo contest, all weekend, Potsdam.

Held by Potsdam Chamber of Commerce, until Feb. 28. Build snowman, include star in design (to show it was created this season), take photo and post it to chamber’s Facebook page photo contest 2015. Entries can also be emailed to Winner to be announced in March. Information: chamber, 265-5440.

3. Snow sculpture contest, all weekend, Cape Vincent.

Sponsored by Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, through Sunday, March 1, 2015. Cash prize planned. For info and for a picture to be taken: chamber, 654-2481.

4. Bird feeder workshop, 1 p.m. tomorrow, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, County Route 100, Fineview.Cost: $2 per person.

Program plans to teach how to make suet and other natural bird feeders. For birders of all ages. Preregistration appreciated: nature center, 482-2479.

5. Make a bird feeder, 2 p.m. tomorrow, Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., Ogdensburg. Free.

Program plans to teach how to make a bird feeder out of recycled materials. Ages 3 and up. Information: library, 393-4325.

Appreciate music

1. TAUNY jams, 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, TAUNY Center, 53 Main St., Canton.

Event to be hosted by Gretchen Koehler and Barb Heller. All levels of musicians, singers, step dancers welcome. Info: center, 386-4289.

2.  Solar Garlic (Phish Tribute), 8 p.m. today, The Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse. Cost: $10.

Doors to open at 7 p.m. Openers planned: Steep and The New Daze. Info: theater, 299-8886.

 3. Black River concert series featuring Searson, tomorrow, Lewis County Historical Society, 7552 S. State St., Lowville. Cost: $20 at door; in advance, $18; family, $45; season tickets, $110 (includes two free guest passes). Info: historical society, 376-8957.

This event kicks off the Black River concert series. Searson is said to be “high energy fiddling, amazing vocals, Irish step-dancing.”

 4. Jeff Hunt, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church4302 U.S. 11, De Kalb Junction.

International Angel Award-Winning vocalist and songwriter, 3ABN artist and former Heritage Singer to perform. Info:

 5. Under the Streetlamp, 7 p.m. Sunday, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona. Cost: $20.

Info: casino, 877-833-7469.

Family fun

1. One Enchanted Evening, 7 p.m. today, Italian American Club, 192 Bellew Ave. South, Watertown. Cost: $10.

Seatings at 7 and 8 p.m. Pasta dinner to benefit Rhonda’s FooteWorks Outreach Company. Entertainment and dancing planned. Info/tickets: 771-8089 5 or

 2. ‘The Maze Runner‘ showing, 7 p.m. today, Chateaugay Town Hall Theater5428 Shady Ave., Lowville. Cost: $3; family, $10.

Movie rated PG-13. Info: 518-497-3126.

3.  Craft and vendor show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown.

Event planned to help with expenses to send Watertown Airsoft Team to Airsoft DEFCON in Long Island. Face painting, raffles, entertainment, and balloon art planned. Info: Samantha, 529-4893; Deb Catlin, 385-1622.

4.  Winter princess snow gala, 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Adams Fire Hall, 6 N. Main St., Adams. Cost: $65 (one father and one daughter); additional girl, $25; and additional gentleman, $40.

Dinner, dancing and raffles planned. Reservations required. Info: 232-2426.

5.  Turin Ridge Riders trail fund, noon tomorrow, Myers Towpath, 4217 West Road, Turin.

Proceeds to benefit Turin Ridge Riders Trail Fund. Chicken BBQ and 50/50 raffle planned. Info: Towpath Lodge, 348-8122.

Art of all kinds

1. “Michiko Taylor: Life and Nature” exhibit, all weekend, St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 51 Market St., Potsdam.

This is the last weekend to catch this exhibit. Info: council, 265-6860.

 2. “Lend Me A Tenor” performance, 8 p.m. today and tomorrow; 2 p.m. Sunday, Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Cost: $20 today and tomorrow; Sunday, $17.

Show planned to open today, and play through Saturday, Jan. 24. Info: playhouse, 885-8960,

3. “Burdette Parks: Eye of the Beholder” exhibit, all weekend, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid.

Photography exhibit planned to run through Sunday, Jan. 25. Info: center, 518-523-2512.

 4. Benefit auction opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today, Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake.

Silent auction to run through Sunday, Feb. 1, and benefit Saranac Lake Fire Department. Artwork created by members of the guild on display and available for bids. Info: guild,518-891-2615.

5. “All aboard: Train Paintings in Pastel” reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today, Judith Lowenstein Cohen Memorial Wing, Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., Old Forge.

Meet and talk with artist, Pamela Menotti. Show planned to run through Saturday, March 14. Info: 369-6008.

Looking for more events? Check out the Watertown Daily Times events calendar.

Five Things Friday – October 17

5thingsfriday-logoREDHappy Friday! With only two weeks left until Halloween, and winter lingering somewhere around the corner, the north country has a few last fair weather hurrahs in store for us this weekend. If you’ve already had enough of the cool weather for the season (it’s OK to admit it – we already miss summer too!), we’ve got a handful of indoor happenings as well! There’s something for everyone this weekend. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the page and take a look at the map of what’s going on! Check it out… [Read more…]