Staycations! Adventures close to home

PHOTO PROVIDED BY WATER SAFARI

[Read more…]

Lowville’s Lehman dedicates Boston Marathon run to Special Olympians

Mollie Lehman ran her first marathon in 2004 while living in Boston to raise money to help her friend and college softball teammate, Sandy Creek native Margaret Yerdon-Grange, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. [Read more…]

Otter project at Thompson Park zoo gets go-ahead

Work on improving the popular otter exhibit, seen here from the fire tower at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, could begin by the end of the month. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Work on improving the popular otter exhibit, seen here from the fire tower at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, could begin by the end of the month. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Work on improving the otter exhibit at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park could start by the end of the month. [Read more…]

Winter 2016: North Country Notes

Our north country is a ‘land of many borders’ within itself

“Border country.” I overheard this phrase once, a discernible fragment of conversation in a noisy restaurant. It’s another name for the north country. When we use it, we are probably thinking of our border with Canada. [Read more…]

5 Things Friday events calendar – Sept. 25

Happy Friday!

Shopping

1. Used book sale

When: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Lewis County General Hospital, 7785 N. State St., Lowville.
What: Includes books, cookbooks, DVDs, VHS, CDs, cassettes.
Cost: Dependent on item.
INFO: 408-2252.

Friday / Lowville

2. Farmers market

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville.
What: Includes local produce and fruits, jewelry, hats, scarves and prints, wood crafts, wood furniture, baked goods, leather goods, and more.
Cost: Dependent on item.
INFO: Lowville Farmer’s Market; 783-8642.

Saturday / Lowville

3. Fall craft and flea market

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday .
Where: Donald Martin Civic Center, Pine Street, Waddington.
What: Hosted by Waddington Fish and Game Club. Antiques, crafts, jewelry, wood art, cloth goods, home decor and more.
Cost: $1 donation; ages 15 and younger, free.
INFO: 388-4251.

Saturday / Waddington

4. 29th annual antique show and sale

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday .
Where: Madrid-Waddington High School, 2582 state Route 345, Madrid.
What: Lunch slated to be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..
Cost: $3.

Saturday / Madrid

5. Sampling Syracuse food tours

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Throughout downtown Syracuse.
What: Three-hour walking tour stops at award-winning restaurants in downtown Syracuse.
Cost: $39.
INFO: Sampling Syracuse food tours, (800) 979-3370.

Saturday / Syracuse

Fundraising

1. Bake sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: O.D. Greene Lumber, 10799 U.S. Route 11, Adams.
What: Benefits Rodman Community Church.
Cost: Dependent on item.
INFO: Rodman Community Church, 658-4797; O.D. Greene Lumber, 232-4800.

Saturday / Adams

2. North Country Challenge

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Oswegatchie Education Center, 9340 Long Pond Road, Croghan.
What: Registration slated for 9 a.m.; race, 10 a.m. Four mile race and two mile fun run/walk. Benefits Northern New York Community Foundation, Food Bank of Central New York and New York FFA.
Cost: Four-mile, $50; four-mile youth, $25; two-mile, $30.
INFO: Sign up here; North Country Challenge Facebook.

Saturday / Croghan

3. Walk for Suicide Prevention

When: 11 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Registration slated for 11 a.m.; walk, noon. Benefits critical research and education programs to fight suicide.
INFO: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Vicki Hill, 221-1240 or vic059@hotmail.com.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Alpaca farm open house

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Home Again Farm, 37098 Schell Road, Theresa.
What: To benefit Theresa Food Pantry, Theresa Youth Group and 4-H Program. Hand spinners, demonstrations, alpaca obstacle course, baby alpacas, food stand, music, alpaca yarn and clothing.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Farm, 628-5302.

Saturday & Sunday / Theresa

5. Benefit for Mike Loftus

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Watertown Elks Lodge, 728 Bradley St., Watertown.
What: Barbecue chicken, pulled pork dinners, 50/50 raffle, children’s section with characters and activities. Live music by Tough Luck, Wagoner’s Agenda, FOGG, Hat Trick. To offset medical expenses following diagnosis of an inoperable malignant tumor that is attached to his spine and into his lungs.
INFO: Click here to donate; Facebook event page.

Sunday / Watertown

Community

1. Local Living Festival

When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Corner of Main and Park Streets, Canton.
What: Presented by Local Living Venture. Workshops, demonstrations, exhibitors, children’s activities.
INFO: Click here for more info; 347-4223.

Saturday / Canton

2. Fall Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Camp Laurent, 6993 State Highway 37, Ogdensburg.
What: Includes making a scarecrow or ghost, mini hay ride, crafts, games and more.
Cost: $4; family, $14.
INFO: Camp Laurent, 854-6677; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Ogdensburg

3. OkTUPPERfest

When: 11 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Big Tupper Lake Ski Area, 485 Big Tupper Road, Tupper Lake.
What: Sponsored by Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce. Food, live music, adult beverages, free chair lift rides, helicopter rides, children’s activities, craft fair.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce, (518) 359-3328.

Saturday / Tupper Lake

4. Eighth annual Cape Vincent Oktoberfest

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway Street, Cape Vincent.
What: Featuring Autumn farmers market, German food, beverages and dancing.
Cost: $20 (must show ID at door); band tent, $5.
INFO: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, 654-2481.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

5. Sixth annual Model Train, Toy and Collectible Expo

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Massena Arena, St. Regis Boulevard, Massena.
What: Operating model train layouts, vendors, clinic on model railroad scenery. Miniature train rides, weather permitting. Concession food stand available.
Cost: $4; ages 9 and younger, free.
INFO: Jim Shaw, 769-2088.

Saturday & Sunday / Massena

Performance

1. Crane Songs: A Bicentennial Celebration of Band Music

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Helen M. Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Presented by Crane Wind Ensemble.
Cost: Call for details
INFO: Crane School of Music, 267-2000.

Friday / Potsdam

2. 18th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid.
What: Festival spread across six continents.
Cost: $15.
INFO: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, (518) 523-2512.

Friday / Lake Placid

3. Cirque de la Symphonie

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Crouse Hinds Theater, 800 S. State St., Syracuse.
What: With conductor Sean O’Loughlin.
Cost: $36 to $65.
INFO: Symphoria, 299-5598.

Saturday / Syracuse

4. 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

5. 2015 Clayton Jazz Fest

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Throughout Clayton.
What: Friday, Sept. 25: Jazz on the Green, afternoon, 1000 Island Harbor Hotel; and Clayton Night, afternoon, local businesses and restaurants. Saturday, Sept. 26: Jazz on the River, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Clayton Pavilion; New Orleans Night, 7:30 p.m., Clayton Opera House. Sunday, Sept. 27: Jazz Brunches, morning, closing party, 3 p.m., 1000 Island Hotel.
Cost: Dependent on event.
INFO: Clayton Jazz Festival, (561) 508-5737.

All weekend / Clayton

Learning

1. SLU lecture series: Kenneth Johnson

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Bloomer Auditorium, Brown Hall, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton.
What: Part of St. Lawrence University Lecture Series.
Cost: Free.
INFO: St. Lawrence University, 229-5851.

Friday / Canton

2. Coffee tasting and book signing

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Coffee Fever, 4256 State Highway 3, Star Lake.
What: Gourmet coffee tasting highlighting coffee from St. Lawrence Valley Roasters. Author Matthew Glavin signing copies of his books, “Adirondack Treasure – The Bonaparte Legacy” and “Adirondack Treasure – Isle Royale.”
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Coffee Fever, 848-4166.

Saturday / Star Lake

3. Family Wellness Day

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lockwood Arena, 141 West River St., Ogdensburg.
What: Sponsored by Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. Free jump ropes, face painting, balloon twisting, healthy snacks, 18-foot slide, bouncie house, balloon bouncer, joust area, obstacle course, sports arena, free health screenings for adults.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, 393-3600.

Saturday / Ogdensburg

4. Thompson Park Zoo Animal Event

When: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ainsworth Memorial Library, 6064 S. Main St., Sandy Creek.
What: Theme: Nature is Sense-Sational. Meet local animals looking for adoption from the United Friends of Homeless Animals following program.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Zoo, 782-6180.

Saturday / Sandy Creek

5. Seventh annual Sandy Feldstein music business roundtable

When: 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Proscenium Theater, Performing Arts Center, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Scheduled panelists: Robert Breithaupt (Department Chair, Jazz Studies/Music Industry and Director of Percussion, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio), Jack Knight (President, Samson Technologies, Hauppage, NY) and David McAllister (Vice President, Jam Industries Ltd., Montreal, QC).
Cost: Free.
INFO: SUNY Potsdam, 267-2000.

Saturday / Potsdam

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

Five Things Friday – July 31

Happy Friday!

Shopping

[Just click an event for more details.]

1. Sew What grand reopening

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Sew What Quilt and Embroidery, 255 State St., Carthage.
What: Grand reopening, raffles and refreshments.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Facebook page.

Friday / Carthage

2. Village-wide sales

When: Friday.
Where: Around Lowville.
What: Village-wide garage sales, organized by Lewis County Chamber of Commerce.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Chamber, 376-2213.

Friday / Lowville

3. Farmers market

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: Organic food, crafts, vegetables, local specialties and fruits and more.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Chamber, 654-2481.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

4. Saturday farmers market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: JB Wise Place pavilion, 175 Black River Parkway, Watertown.
What: Offering food, baked goods, flowers and more.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Facebook page.

Saturday / Watertown

5. 51st annual antique boat show and auction

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton.
What: Featuring Lyman boats, presented by RBC Wealth Management.
Cost: Friday/Saturday, $15; Sunday, $14; ages 7 to 17 Friday/Saturday, $10; ages 7 to 17 Sunday, $8; ages 6 and younger, members and active/retired military, free; military spouse, $10; military children, $5; adult three-day pass, $30; children three-day pass, $20.
INFO: Antique Boat Museum, 686-4104.

All weekend / Clayton

Community

1. Iron Horse Day

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Railway Historical Society of Northern New York Museum, 9784 State Route 812, Croghan.
What: Train rides along Lowville and Beaver River Railroad.
Cost: Call for info.
INFO: Railway Historical Society of Northern New York, 346-6848.

Saturday / Croghan

2. KeithFest

When: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Coyote Moon Vineyards, 17371 E. Line Road, Clayton.
What: Annual music festival in memory of Keith Brabant. Music, food, children’s and family entertainment. Benefits the Keith Brabant Music Scholarship Fund.
Cost: $10; ages 11 and younger, 65 and older, $5; family, $25; military and family, half price.
INFO: KeithFest, kbmsfgeneralinfo@yahoo.com; KeithFest Facebook; Coyote Moon Vineyards.

Saturday / Clayton

3. Antwerp Old Home Day

When: All day Saturday.
Where: Throughout Antwerp.
What: Includes 5/10K run/walk, auction, contests, chicken barbecue, children’s activities, Cubby T. Clown and Co., live music, parade and more.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Operation Restore Antwerp Facebook; village of Antwerp, 659-8661.

Saturday / Antwerp

4. War of 1812 Weekend

When: All day Saturday and morning Sunday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 504 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Saturday: demonstrations slated for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; English country dance, 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday: living history demonstrations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance, 646-3634.

Saturday & Sunday / Sackets Harbor

5. Plein Air Festival 2015

When: 6 p.m. Friday; all day Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Bella-Brooke Vineyard, 2989 County Route 6, Hammond, on Friday; Morristown Public Library, 200 Main St., Morristown, Saturday; Chippewa Bay Community Club (next door to the Bay Post Office, 1176 County Road 6, Chippewa Bay), Sunday.
What: Friday: wine and hors d’oeuvres reception for artists and visitors slated for 6 p.m. Saturday: artists on sites; book sale slated for 9 a.m. to noon; concert on the river slated for 7 p.m. Sunday: silent auction and reception slated for 3 p.m.
Cost: Call for info.
INFO: Morristown Public Library, 375-8833.

All weekend / Morristown

Food

1. Chicken barbecue

When: 4 p.m. Friday.
Where: American Maple Museum, 9753 Route 812, Croghan.
What: Takeouts available.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Museum, 346-1107.

Friday / Croghan

2. Beer & Wine Tasting Train

When: 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Adirondack Scenic Railroad, 321 Main St., Utica.
What: Featuring Hosmer Winery and beers of summer, with complimentary wine and beer glasses for all passengers. Slated to depart at 6:30 p.m.; arrive in Remsen, 7:15 p.m.; depart Remsen, between 7:45 and 8 p.m.; arrive in Utica, between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m.
Cost: First-class ticket, $45; coach, $25.
INFO: Adirondack Scenic Railroad, 1-800-819-2291.

Friday / Utica

3. Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too

When: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: New York State Zoo, 1 Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Eighth annual event features 19 breweries, eight wineries, two distilleries, 12 restaurants and two distributors. Includes auctions, merchandise sales from vendors and live music.
Cost: $35.
INFO: Zoo, 782-6180.

Friday & Saturday / Watertown

4. Bake sale

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Crosby Public Library, 59 Main St., Antwerp.
What: To benefit library construction fund.
Cost: Call for info.
INFO: Crosby Public Library, 659-8564.

Saturday / Antwerp

5. Sampling Syracuse food tours

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Throughout downtown Syracuse.
What: Three-hour walking tour stops at award-winning restaurants in downtown Syracuse.
Cost: $39.
INFO: Sampling Syracuse food tours, (800) 979-3370.

Saturday / Syracuse

The arts

1. Sarah Hiltbrand

When: 7:30 to 9:30  p.m. Friday.
Where: Kallet Theater, 4842 N. Jefferson St., Pulaski.
What: Regional artist has played at other local venues such as Hafner’s, Funk ‘n Waffles and others.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Kallet Theater, 298-0007.

Friday / Pulaski

2. Quilt Week

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Oncenter Complex, 800 S. State St., Syracuse.
What: Presented by the American Quilter’s Society.
Cost: Daily, $14; two-day admission, $25; multi-day admission, $35.
INFO: Quilt Week.

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

3. Scott Keen book signing

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Crosby Public Library, 59 Main St., Antwerp.
What: With local author Scott Keen. Refreshments available.
Cost: Copies of books: $15.
INFO: Library, 659-8564; Scott Keen.

Saturday / Anterp

4. Opening reception: Joan Applebaum

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Arts Center, 119 W. Main St, Sackets Harbor.
What: Watercolor, acrylics, pastels and fiber art exhibit scheduled to run through Sunday, Sept. 6.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Sackets Harbor Arts Center, 646-3502.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

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

Outside

1. Mennonite Heritage Farm open

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Mennonite Heritage Farm, 8778 Erie Canal Road, Croghan.
What: Tour historical farm.
Cost: Adult, $3; ages 6 to 12, $1; ages 5 and younger, free.
INFOMennonite Heritage Farm, 346-1122.

Friday & Saturday / Croghan

2. Wilderness Health Care Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Clifton-Fine Municipal Golf Course, 4173 Main St., Star Lake.
What: Registration slated for 8 a.m.; awards ceremony and luncheon, 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Clifton-Fine Hospital, 848-3351.

Saturday / Star Lake

3. Benefit Golf Tournament for Tom Olivas

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Willowbrook Golf Club, 25075 state Route 37, Watertown.
What: To offset medical and travel expenses for Mr. Olivas who was recently diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and is in the hospital dealing with complications of a stem cell transplant.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Facebook event page; Willowbrook Golf Club, 782-8192.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Return to the Wild

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake.
What: Live wolf on campus, campus-wide treasure hunt with clues.
Cost: Adult, $20; ages 5 to 17, $13; ages 65 and older and military, $18; ages 4 and younger and members, free.
INFOThe Wild Center, 518-359-7800, ext. 116.

Sunday / Tupper Lake

5. Evan Williams Bourbon Basmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River

When: All weekend.
Where: Whittaker Park Boat Launch, Waddington.
What: Boats leaving scheduled to leave every morning at 6:15 a.m.; weigh-in, 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Family-friendly activities all weekend.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Bassmaster.

All weekend / Waddington

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

 

Five Things Friday – July 17

Happy Friday!

Performance

[Read more…]

Five Things Friday – June 10

Happy Friday!

 

Festivals

1. Potsdam Summer Festival

When: Friday and Saturday.
Where: Market Street block, Potsdam.
What: Live entertainment including New Horizons Band scheduled to play 11 a.m. Saturday at Ives Park Gazebo, crafts, parade. Laser tag slated for 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Ives Park.
Cost: Call for more details.
INFO: Potsdam Chamber of Commerce, 274-9000.

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

2. Cheddar Cheese Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Throughout village of Adams.
What: Includes contests, wine tasting, artisans, dunking booth, live music, food, photo contest, John W. Cobb 5K Scholarship run and more.
Cost: Call for more details.
INFO: Cheddar Cheese Festival; Facebook page; 232-9979.

Saturday / Adams

3. Eighth annual Lyons Falls Festival

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Riverside Park, 6904 Laura St., Lyons Falls.
What: Children’s parade scheduled for 9:30 a.m.; Lowville Village Band, 10:20 a.m. Includes games, bouncy house, food, and tailgate sale.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: anne.huntress@yahoo.com or 348-2521.

Saturday / Lyons Falls

4. 47th annual French Festival

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Throughout Cape Vincent.
What: Includes live music, food, exhibits, children’s activities, community worship, antique and classic car parade and more.
Cost: Call for more details.
INFO: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, 654-2481.

All weekend / Cape Vincent

5. Krebashia Kingdom Medieval Fantasy Faire

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Malone Recreation Park, Duane St., Malone.
What: Horseback jousting, fire spinning and breathing, sword swallowing, belly dancing, traveling minstrels. Theatrical fighting troupe routines, Kiddie Kingdom, horse rides, face painting. Food, archery, drum circle, costume parade and competition.
Cost: $10; senior citizens, $7; children 5 and younger, free; family maximum, $35.
INFO: Facebook page; 518-314-9886.

All weekend / Malone

Art

1. Exhibit closing

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Last day of Denis Defibaugh’s “Afterlives of Natural History.”
Cost: $10; members, $5.
INFO: View Arts, 369-6411.

Friday / Old Forge

2. Art market

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Ives Park, Potsdam.
What: Meet local artists, view their work, buy directly from the artists.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 265-6860.

Friday / Potsdam

3. Literary landmark dedication

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Almanzo Wilder Homestead, 177 Stacy Road, Burke.
What: Includes children’s art event, author and historian William Anderson to speak, Adirondack folksinger Roy Hurd to perform, food, craft vendors and more.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Homestead, 518-483-1207.

Saturday / Burke

4. Art open house

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Arts Association of Northern New York, 119 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Demos and refreshments slated for 1 to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Arts association, 646-3502.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

5. Workshop: Drawing a Hersey's Kiss

When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Arts Association of Northern New York, 119 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Instructor: Sue deLearie Adair. Graphite and colored pencil, beginner to intermediate.
Cost: $50; members, $45.
INFO: Arts association, 646-3502.

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

Community

1. Almanzo Wilder Homestead Cocktail Soiree

When: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Malone Golf Club, 79 Golf Course Road, Malone.
What: Featuring special guest, writer and historian William Anderson.
Cost: $20.
INFO: Almanzo Wilder Farm, 518-483-1207.

Friday / Malone

2. Garden tour

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Throughout Henderson.
What: Garden tour of nine local gardens sponsored by Garden Club of Henderson. Ice cream social scheduled to follow tours, 3 to 4 p.m. Proceeds support scholarships for Belleville Henderson Central School agriculture students. Rain date, July 12.
Cost: $15.
INFO: 778-2642.

Saturday / Henderson

3. Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Tupper Lake Municipal Park, Route 3, Tupper Lake.
What: Featuring Timberworks Lumberjack Show, chainsaw carving, auctions and All Star Motor Sports car crushing monster trucks and rides.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Woodsmen’s Days, 518-359-9444.

Saturday & Sunday / Tupper Lake

4. A Pirate's Life for Me!

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Rock Island Lighthouse State Park, 42247 Grassy Point Road, Alexandria Bay.
What: Featuring adventure hunt, free pirate hat and treasure map. Staff to assist.
Cost: $3; ages 6 to 12, $2; ages 5 and younger, free.
INFO: Rock Island Lighthouse State Park, 775-6886.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

5. 1000 Islands Concours d'Elegance Classic Car Show

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton.
What: Theme: “British Royalty,” featuring Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar and Aston Martin vehicles.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Antique Boat Museum, 686-4104.

Saturday / Clayton

1000 Islands Concours d'Elegance Classic Car Show is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Antique Boat Museum.

1000 Islands Concours d’Elegance Classic Car Show is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Antique Boat Museum.

Outdoor & health

1. Drumming circle

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Kripalu Yoga Center, 14029 Route 11, Adams Center.
What: Scheduled for the second Friday of each month through September.
Cost: Donations accepted.
INFO: Kripalu Yoga Center, 583-5500.

Friday / Adams Center

2. 24th annual Henderson Harbor triathlon

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Henderson Harbor boat launch, Route 178, Henderson Harbor.
What: Presented by Children’s Home of Jefferson County and Credo Community Center. Olympic race slated for 8:30 a.m.; sprint, 9 a.m.
Cost: Iron Person, $100; team, $150. Sprint fees: $75 or $125. Must be 12 years or older.
INFO: Kristin Stockwell, 777-9272 or kstockwell@nnychildrenshomecom; Henderson Harbor Triathlon; NNY Children’s Home.

Saturday / Henderson Harbor

3. Barrel horse show

When: 10 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society Museum, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: Camping available, all ages of competitors, flea market, Museum gift shop open.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Barrel horse show; Amy Galway, 264-6840.

Sunday / LaFargeville

4. Guided walk: edible forest garden

When: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Wellesley Island.
What: “Magical Mystery Tour: A Guided Walk Through a Developing Edible Forest Garden.” With Local Living Venture and Cross Island Farms.
Cost: Suggested donation of $17; students, $10.
INFO: Local Living Venture, 347-4223 or locallivingventure@gmail.com; Cross Island Farms.

Sunday / Wellesley Island

5. Canoeing the Raquette River

When: 2 to 4 p.m. daily.
Where: Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake.
What: Geared for novices 5 and older. Children 5 to 15 must have at least one parent/guardian present for every two children.
Cost: $30; members, $25.
INFO: Wild Center, 518-359-7800, ext. 116.

All weekend/ Tupper Lake

Music & performances

1. A Grand Night for Singing

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake.
What: Music of Richard Rodgers and lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II. Presented by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
Cost: $25; members, $15; ages 5 and younger, $6.
INFO: Adirondack Arts, 877-752-7715 or info@adirondackarts.org.

Friday / Tupper Lake

2. Beatles Tribute

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: A collaborative tribute to The Beatles.
Cost: $12.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

Friday / Syracuse

3. Scarborough Fair: A Simon and Garfunkel Experience

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Presented by The Guthrie Brothers.
Cost: $25 or $30.
INFO: Clayton Opera House, 686-2200.

Saturday / Clayton

4. Into the Woods

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Proscenium Theater, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Presented by Community Performance Series.
Cost: $25 to $50; discounts available for students and senior citizens.
INFO: CPS; box office, 267-2277.

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

5. Orchard of Hid & Seek

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: St. John’s Parish House, 500 Caroline St., Ogdensburg.
What: Presented by St. John’s Conservatory Theater.
Cost: $15; in advance, $10.
INFO: Buy online here; St. John’s Conservatory Theater.

All weekend/ Ogdensburg

The Guthrie Brothers present "Scarborough Fair: A Simon and Garfunkel Experience" 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Opera House.

The Guthrie Brothers present “Scarborough Fair: A Simon and Garfunkel Experience” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Opera House.

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

Five Things Friday – July 3

Happy Friday!

Music

[Read more…]

Five Things Friday – March 6

Happy Friday!

[Just click each event for more info.]

Learning

[Read more…]