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Spring 2016 Feature Story: Art

A creative collaboration

Greg Lago, a sculptor with the Fibonacci 321 art gallery, patches holes in the walls while setting up  the space for the gallery’s opening. The gallery, 321 James St., Clayton, was scheduled to open May 6. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Living.

Greg Lago, a sculptor with the Fibonacci 321 art gallery, patches holes in the walls while setting up the space for the gallery’s opening. The gallery, 321 James St., Clayton, was scheduled to open May 6. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Living.

Fibonacci 321 brings 11 artists together in Clayton

By Gabrielle Hovendon, NNY Living

When Kari Zelson Robertson first came up with the idea for Clayton’s newest art gallery, she was thinking all in clay.

Ms. Robertson, a local potter and organizer of the Northern New York Art Trail, had wanted to establish a collaborative gallery with multiple artists paying the bills, staffing the exhibits and reaping the rewards of a common space. At first, she planned to include only clay artists, but she later decided that she — and the public — would be more interested in a variety of art media.

And so Fibonacci 321 was born. Opening May 6 at 321 James St. in Clayton, the gallery will feature finely crafted work in wood, metal, clay, textiles, glass, drawing and painting by 11 north country artists.

“I think this is going to be a unique offering because the variety of artists we have is really interesting,” said Ms. Robertson, who manages and is also an exhibiting artist at Fibonacci 321. “We have around two people for each medium, and they’re local artists who are very committed to their craft. These are people who have extensive experience in exhibiting their work. A few of them are or have been teachers, and they’re generally looking for a way, as I am, to stay in the north country. We like it here, we want to continue to live here, and we’re hoping it will make our work even more worthwhile.”

Greg Lago, a sculptor with the Fibonacci 321 gallery, Clayton, patches holes in  the walls while setting up space for the gallery’s opening. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Living.

Greg Lago, a sculptor with the Fibonacci 321 gallery, Clayton, patches holes in the walls while setting up space for the gallery’s opening. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Living.

Fibonacci 321 is organized democratically around the premise that the 11 participating artists will share equally in the running of the gallery. Although each artist will keep the proceeds from the sale of their own artwork, they will take turns staffing the gallery and divide up tasks like scheduling, website design and grounds upkeep.

Additionally, each artist is responsible for knowing about their fellows’ background, works and processes so that they can explain all the exhibited pieces to interested visitors. Ms. Robertson said she also envisions future collaborations between the artists, and she’s already had one of her clay “fossil” pieces mounted in a jewelry setting by one of the jewelers.

“What I was really looking for were people who were highly accomplished in their field and who were good team players and hard working,” she said about forming the gallery’s roster. “I’m glad for the chance to be able to do this and collaborate with some really interesting artists.”

One such artist, Mary Knapp, is a local quilter who incorporates mathematical patterns such as tessellations — and, fittingly, the Fibonacci series — into her precise, colorful quilts. She’s been quilting for many years, even having one of her designs grace the cover of a mathematics textbook, but she said she’s never been involved in a collaborative endeavor like Fibonacci 321.

“Part of the appeal of the gallery is that it’s a group of 11 different artists and we’re all bringing a little piece of ourselves into the gallery,” she said. “I think it’s just going to be a lot of fun. There’s nothing else like this gallery in Clayton or anyplace along the river. It’s going to be classy, it’s going to be unique, and it’s going to have items there that you can’t find anywhere else.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting the visitors to the gallery,” she continued. “I was a teacher, and I love showing people how to do things, so I will really enjoy showing them how I work and how they can do this.”

Owned by the Thousand Islands Arts Center, the gallery’s James Street site has previously been home to a resident potter, arts classes and, most recently, gift shops. Now, it will continue in that tradition of arts education, at least informally: Ms. Robertson hopes to see not only customers shopping for a special gift but also families bringing in their children to show them handmade work. (To that end, the gallery is also planning to host some demonstrations and outdoor activities.)

According to Leslie Rowland, executive director of the Thousand Islands Arts Center, Fibonacci 321 is ideally situated for visitors: it’s both in a desirable commercial space in downtown Clayton and at the entrance to the TI Arts Center campus.

What’s in a name?

Leonardo Bonacci (1170 – 1250) — known as Fibonacci, and Leonardo of Pisa, Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, Leonardo Fibonacci—was an Italian mathematician, considered to be “the most talented Western mathematician of the Middle Ages.”

fib WEBFibonacci gave his name to a sequence of numbers whose proportions echo throughout the natural world. The Fibonacci sequence, which is formed by adding the previous two numbers in the sequence together (for example, 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8), has been found in flower petals, pinecones, hurricanes, shell spirals and even galaxy patterns. The Fibonacci sequence is also the foundation for the “Golden Ratio” or “Divine Proportion,” which can be seen in ancient art and architecture.

“Essentially, the idea is that there’s a natural order and beauty that pervades math and art,” Kari Zelson Robertson said about the gallery’s name choice. “And 321 is a reverse Fibonacci number, so it seems to fit.”

“I think there’ll be an organic pass-through of people between our galleries,” Ms. Rowland said. “We always love to collaborate with fellow artists, and we’re really delighted to have this fine group of artisans located on our campus. I think it’s going to be a win-win for us, and I think it’s going to be really good for Clayton, too.”

Ms. Robertson agreed that the location was ideal, with the back of Fibonacci 321’s seven-room gallery adjacent to the TI Arts Center’s pottery studio. Like Ms. Rowland, she anticipates a good flow of visitors between the two sites.

“One of the things that is exciting about being in Clayton is the growth of activity in the creative sector,” Ms. Robertson said. “This synergy is something that our group appreciates and wants to be a part of. …There is enough arts and lifestyle activity going on there that the village has become an attraction. A visitor can eat a fine meal, go to a concert, watch a sunset, and take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art, all in one small village.”

The gallery will participate in the Memorial Day weekend River Open Studio Tour, and it will have its grand opening from 6 to 8 p.m. May 6, with free refreshments and classical guitar music by Gary Walts. That night, the artists will be on hand to discuss their work and show visitors around the space, hoping that people will not only purchase the art on display but also learn something about it.

“I think that when people know more about the arts, they’re more interested in owning a piece of art,” Ms. Robertson said. “A lot of times, people might not know what it takes to create something, and when you learn about the process, it makes you appreciate it more. Regardless of whether there’s a sale, we want to be the kind of place where people can come in and they can learn something, enjoy themselves, and have a nice conversation.”

Fibonacci 321 / Who’s who

Meet The Artists

The 11 artist-hosts of Fibonacci 321 are:
Dave Ciechanowski — clay
Peter Curtis — fine furniture
Foster Holcombe — glass
Ginny Hovendon — painting, drawing
Mary Knapp — quilts
Greg Lago — printmaking, sculpture
Brian Lister — painting
Claudia Loomis — textiles, jewelry
Suzan McDermott — photography
Kari Zelson Robertson — clay
Gina Wells — metals, jewelry.

To Learn More

For more information, visit the gallery’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/Fibonacci321 or contact Kari Zelson Robertson at fibart321@gmail.com or 777-0612.

Gabrielle Hovendon is a former Watertown Daily Times reporter and a freelance writer studying for her Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, Athens. Contact her at ghovendon@gmail.com.

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 – June 26

Happy Friday!

Art exhibits

1. Exhibit opening

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

Friday / Potsdam

2. Exhibit: Wedding Dresses and Organization Outfits

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

Saturday / Pulaski

3. Multi-exhibit opening reception

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

Saturday / Old Forge

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

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

All weekend / Clayton

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

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

All weekend / Alexandria Bay

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

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

Community events

1. Sampling Syracuse food tours

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

Saturday / Syracuse

2. Home show

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

Saturday / Lowville

3. Homeowner workshop

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

Saturday / Redwood

4. Community vendors expo

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

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

5. Garden tour

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

Sunday / Lowville

Music performances

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

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

1. Dwight Yoakam

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

Friday / Watertown

2. Lee Ann Womack

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

Saturday / Clayton

3. Red Hedgehog Trio

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

Sunday / Saranac

4. Thirsty Coyotes

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

Sunday / Old Forge

5. Madrid Bluegrass River Festival

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

All weekend / Madrid

 

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

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

Outdoor

1. Treads for a Cure Run/Walk

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

Saturday / New Bremen

2. Butterflies at the Nature Center

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

Saturday / Rensselear Falls

3. Wounded Warrior Golf tournament

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

Saturday / Gouverneur

4. Canoe/Kayak the Marsh

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

Sunday / Rensselaer Falls

5. Cerroni Memorial 5k run/walk

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

Sunday / Black River

Community events

1. 50th anniversary and rededication of city hall

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

Friday / Watertown

2. 41st annual St. James Fair

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

Friday & Saturday / Carthage

3. Strawberry festival

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

Saturday / LaFargeville

4. Family picnic fun day

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

Sunday / Crary Mills

5. Mt. Carmel Feast

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

All weekend / Watertown

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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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