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EXPLORECNY Spring 2018

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don’t know about you, but I am so ready for the Jennifer upcoming months — warmer temperatures, sunny skies and no snow in Momsense the forecast (hopefully!) In my position as editor, I am always looking ahead — getting stories and calendars ready for this, or another publication, weeks, even months ahead. This can be difficult, at times, because I feel I am missing out on the current season. Not so when it comes to planning out Explore CNY, spring edition! It affords me the chance to catch a glimpse of the upcoming warmer days while still shivering through what has turned out to be a chilly start to April. It is in this spirit that I offer up some great events that will be happening all around us in the near future. I hope everyone is able to take advantage of the many festivals, concerts and other fun activities that make Central New York a great place to be during spring.


9:30-11:30 a.m., Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge; 315-689-9367. Enjoy a morning of fishing; volunteers will be onsite to assist beginners and bait, rods and reels are provided. Cost is $5 per person; Advance registration required.

Saturdays-Sundays through May 27 Spring Weekend Guided Walks

2 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Join a naturalist for an exploration of a different topic each weekend: April 21-22 - Earth Day; April 28 – 29 - Arboretum Tour; May 5 - 6 - Spring Wildflowers; May 12 - 13 The Meadow in the Spring; May 19 - 20 - Salamanders and Frogs; May 26 - 27 Spring Bird Migrants. Free with center admission.

Mondays-Tuesdays through June 26 Morning Bird Walks

8 a.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; advance registration required - 315-638-2519. Join a naturalist for a relaxed stroll in search of spring migrants

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and summer residents. Cost: $5 per person (includes center admission.)

April 19,26, May 3,10

Fly Fishing School

5-9 p.m., Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge; iroquoistu.org. Hosted by the Iroquois Chapter of Trout Unlimited, in this school you will learn the basics: rod and reel setup, casting, knot tying, basic insect identification and reading streams. Cost is $65. Contact Marty Ivery at 315-374-5776.

Friday, April 20

Spark Series: Film & Music

7:30p.m., Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., Syracuse; experiencesymphoria.org. Silent film meets symphonic masterpieces in this performance, with both symphonic and chamber music selections featured. Ticket prices vary.

Coffee House with Mike Powell

7 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; advance ticket purchase recommended - 315-638-2519 An evening of music, coffee, desserts and friends. Powell’s style has been compared to musician and environmentalist Jack Johnson. Cost: $20. Continued on page 4


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Saturday, April 21 Under the Sea Day

10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse; 315-435-8511. The zoo’s new Octo-Maze children’s bounce house opens for the season. Celebrate with ocean-themed games, crafts and a photo booth. Free for members and with zoo admission.

Family Train Day

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Burdick’s Driver’s Village in Cicero.Held in the Commons, the free event features trains on the large layout and on the floor, a children’s play area and a raffle for a 1/24 scale 1967 Chevy Camaro model.

Family Dance

6:30pm., United Church of Fayetteville, 310 East Genesee St., Fayetteville.Fun and simple dances for small children, larger children, teens, adults and older adults — dancers of all levels of experience levels and ability. $1 kids and teens, $2 adults or free if you play in the open band; syracusecountrydancers.org/community-dance/.

Sunday, April 22 Earth Day Celebration

Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. Learn how to use recycled materials for cool things. 8a.m. - Bird Walk; 10 a.m.-noon - Build a Pollinator Box; 2 p.m. - Nature Discovery. Free with nature venter admission.

Trash to Treasure – Earth Day Make & Take

noon–1 p.m., Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse; most.org. Kids will take recyclable materials and use them to build working mini-Steamboats – then, race them on our track to see the power of upcycling in action! Cost: $10. Ideal for ages 6-15. Adult must attend (at no cost.)

Joel Chasnoff Comedy Cabaret

5:30 p.m. dinner (cash bar); 7 p.m. show, Shankman Wellness Pavilion at Menorah Park, 4101 E. Genesee St.; 315-446-9111

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Russia, Putin, and Putinism

2 p.m., Fire Barn in Onondaga Park, 500 Summit Ave.; strathmorespeakers.com. Professor Brian Taylor will present a narrative on Russia’s presence in today’s world as part of the Strathmore Speaker Series. Taylor is chair of the Political Science Department at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University. Free parking is available in designated areas.

Monday-Friday, April 23-27

Earth/Spring Adventures week

Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville.All activities are free with admission, except the Birds of Prey program. Daily Activities: 10 a.m. - Featured Creature Talk; 10:30 a.m. - Exploring with a Naturalist; 1 p.m. - Featured Creature Talk (except Friday); 1:30 p.m. - Exploring with a Naturalist (except Friday.) Wednesday, April 25: Skull Detectives – 1 p.m. Join Sophie Trowbridge of the US Fish & Wildlife Service to learn about animal’s lives from skull clues. Free with admission. Friday, April 27: Live Birds of Prey Program – 1 p.m. - $5 per person - advance registration required - 315-638-2519.

Nature Adventure Day Camp: Predator and Prey

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Marcellus; 315-673-1350.Preregistration is required. Before and after care are available. Space is limited; Sign up for one day or all five. Program for ages 5-13.Cost: $45 per child per day. Family membership required. Monday: Hawks and Squirrels; Tuesday: Foxes and Rabbits; Wednesday: Coyote and Deer; Thursday: Bears and Grubs (aka Great Log Roll-off!); and Friday: The Bug Eaters.

Spring Break Youth Art Classes

9 a.m.-noon, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse; everson.org. Creative activi-

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ties for your children (ages 5-12) - each day will hold a different themed activity: April 23 – Creative Collage; April 24 – Playful Patterns; April 25 – Let’s Go!: Create a collagraph print; April 26 – Inspiration Outdoors; April 27 Architecture Adventure. Cost per day: $25 or $12 for members .

Spring Break Camp

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; advance registration required - 315-638-2519. Perfect for first- through fourth-graders, with activities including nature hikes, games and crafts. Pre and post care available. Cost: $35 per child, per day.

Wednesday, April 25

Animal Egg-stravaganza

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse.A variety of animals will receive egg and egg-shaped enrichment items throughout the day. Free with Zoo admission.

April 25- May 13

“The Magic Play”

Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St., Syracuse. Showtimes vary; visit syracusestage.org. Acclaimed magician, illusion designer and actor Brett Schneider’s magic tricks highlight this one-of-kind and uplifting theatrical experience. Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, April 26

Spring Constellations, Planets

7:30–9 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; advance registration required - 315-638-2519. CNY Observers will describe the history of the spring constellations and offer tips for remembering their relative positions. Cloud date is May 3. Free with nature center admission

Saturday, April 28

Verdi’s ‘Requiem’

7:30 p.m., The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St., Syracuse; experiencesymphoria.org. Concertmaster Peter Rovit performs

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Vaughan Williams effortless lyrical work “The Lark Ascending,” while the second half of the program is devoted to Verdi’s “Requiem,” with the Syracuse University Oratorio Society. Ticket prices vary.

Party for the Planet

10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse. Come to the zoo’s annual Earth Day celebration and learn about the zoo’s efforts to sustain biodiversity and promote conservation with activities and demonstrations. Chat with zoo staff at keeper talks featuring some of the zoo’s endangered species and visit “green” activity stations throughout the zoo.Free for members and with zoo admission.

Salt City Horror Fest

10 a.m., The Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., Syracuse; saltcityhorrorfest. com. Witness the horror on original 35mm print! “Pet Sematary,” “CHUD,” “CHUD II : Bud The Chud,” “Creepshow 2,” “The Manson Massacre,” “King Kong,” “Terror Vision” and “The Phantom Of The Paradise” all on rare original 35mm. Also featured will be special guests Denise Crosby of “Pet Sematary,” “Star Trek” and “The Walking Dead,” Gerrit Graham of “Phantom Of The Paradise,” “Child’s Play 2,” “CHUD II” and “Star Trek” and more. Shows will run all day into the early morning of Sunday, April 29. Ticket prices vary.

Saturdays, April 28, May 12

Build on Nature Knowledge

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; advance registration required - 315-638-2519. Learn to build structures that help Nature! Join a Naturalist and construct things that will benefit wildlife. April 7 - Build a Bat House; April 28 - Build a Bird Feeder; May 12 - Build a Mini Flower Garden, Cost: $7 per child.

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African Violet Society Show

10 a.m.-6 p.m. sale and 1-6 p.m. show Saturday; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. sale and show Sunday; Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. Featuring varieties from local growers on display and for sale. Free with center admission

Sunday, April 29

Tony DeSare/CNY Jazz Orchestra

5 p.m., Sheraton Syracuse University, 801 University Ave.; cnyjazz.org. The entire CNY Jazz Orchestra will be on hand to accompanyDeShare, and flex their muscle in a powerhouse opening set as well.Tickets are $30 advance sale, $35 at the door.

Wednesdays, May 2,16 Let’s Pretend

1 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; advance registration required - 315-638-2519. Children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult, will learn about animals that live at Beaver Lake by acting out how they behave. Each program includes a craft and outdoor activity. April 11 - I’m a Chipmunk; May 2 - I’m a Robin; May 16 - I’m a Turtle. Cost: $5 per child per session plus Nature Center admission.

Fridays, May 4- June 1 Nature on Wheels: Spring Wildflower Tours

1 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; advance registration required - 315-638-2519.This electric vehicle connects visitors with mobility limitations to natural areas. Join a naturalist as we slowly tour the forest and focus on spring wildflowers, stopping to enjoy the blossoms and other interesting sights and sounds. Seating is limited. Groups of five or more should call to schedule a private tour for another date. Cost: $3 per person (includes center admission.)

Friday-Saturday, May 4-12 “Little Shop of Horrors”

Showtimes vary, Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St.; syracusestage.org/ su-drama.php. Born of a low budget 1960s science fiction movie, the carnivorous plant-like alien, named Audrey II, arrived in a vehicle called “Little Shop of Horrors” and came armed with an infectious 1950s/60s pop-inflected musical score and a delightfully quirky love story. Admission is $18; 315-443-3275.

Saturday, May 5

EXPLORE CNY events Habitat Gardening Seminar

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Marcellus; 315-673-1350. This seminar will include two presentations by Kim Eierman, the founder of EcoBeneficial and an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. Cost: $35; members: $25. Space is limited. Session 1: Boosting the Ecosystem in Your Own Yard (9 a.m.) Session 2: Dealing With Climate Change in Your Landscape (11 a.m.)

Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6

Chittenango Lions Walleye Derby

Oneida Shores Park, 9400 Bartell Road, Brewerton; chittenangolions.org/ Walleye_Derby/. Fee: $15; for more information, 315-427-3670.

Sunday, May 6

Afternoon Tea

2 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center,

Baldwinsville; advance registration required - 315-638-2519.Enjoy regular and flavored teas, children’s tea or juice and a beautiful assortment of sweets and savories in the center’s Arboretum, surrounded by tree blossoms and wildflowers.Then create your own nature-inspired flavor. This event will be held indoors in inclement weather. Cost: $25 per person.

Meyer plays “Rodrigo”

2:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery St., Syracuse; experiencesymphoria.org. Guitarist Kenneth Meyer performs. Music director Lawrence Loh will also lead Symphoria in music of Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky’s ballet-derived “Pulcinella Suite.” Ticket prices vary.

Thursday May 10 Spring Butterflies

1 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. Join a naturalist to focus on this topic. Cost: $5 per person, plus Nature Center admission. Advance registration required; 315-638-2519.

Friday, May 11 Pizza and Wings

6 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; advance registration required - 315-638-2519.First, become more familiar with New York state birdlife and then share pizza and good company. Cost: $7 per person (includes center admission.)

Saturday, May 12 World of Puppets: Rip Van Winkle

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11-11:30 a.m., Open Hand Theater, 518 Prospect Ave., Syracuse; openhandtheater.org. A retelling of a generous man who accidentally sleeps his life away. Admission: $5.

Nakamatsu Plays Beethoven

7:30 p.m., The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St., Syracuse; experiencesymphoria.org. Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto is performed by Syracuse-favorite Jon Nakamatsu. Shostakovich’s pulsing and militaristic Symphony No. 10 will also be featured.” Ticket prices vary.

May 12-Sept. 3

Canoeing & Kayaking

9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends May 12 - Labor Day; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays June 25 - Labor Day; Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. Rental is on a first-come basis. Everyone in the vessel must wear a life jacket; jackets are provided for individuals 30 pounds and up, for those under 30 pounds, parents/ guardians must bring their own. Call for current information. Private kayaks and canoes on Beaver Lake are permitted only on non-holiday weekdays. Weekends are open to rental vessels only. Cost: $10 per hour canoe/kayak rental.

Sunday, May 13 Mother’s Day Canoe Tour

8:30 a.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Join a Naturalist for a guided paddle with Mom! Cost: $20 per canoe; advance registration required.

Saturday, May 19

Disney: Tale As Old As Time

7:30 p.m., The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters; experiencesymphoria.org. Symphoria performs the music of “Frozen,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Aladdin.” Featuring four vocalists and high resolution video clips from the original films. Ticket prices vary.

Family Dance

6:30pm., United Church of Fayetteville, 310 East Genesee St. Over 40 minutes of completely fun and simple dances for dancers of all ages, levels of experience levels and ability. $1 kids and teens ~ $2 adults ~ free if you play in the open band; syracusecountrydancers.org/community-dance/.

Wednesday, May 23

Ithaca’s Waterfalls

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Tour the waterfalls and gorges of the Ithaca area with a naturalist from Beaver Lake. Bring a lunch, water bottle, sunscreen and a camera. Cost: $30 per person; registration required.

May 25-July 1

Chinese Lantern Festival

New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse; lanternfestnys.com.Visitors will stroll along a path surrounded by all new lighted lantern sculptures – dazzling works of art that light up the night – and enjoy live performances, food and drink as well as watch artisans perfecting their crafts available for purchase. Open every day but Mondays and includes two 30-minute entertainment shows focusing on Chinese culture, featuring Chinese dancers, acrobats, face changers and musicians. Tickets: Adults $15.50 online, $16 at the gate; Senior citizens $14 online, $14.50 at the gate; children 5-16 $12.50 online, $13 at the gate.

Sunday, May 27

Memorial Day Ceremony

10:30 a.m., Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 4069 Howlett Hill Road, Syracuse. The public is invited to join the county and other officials to honor local veterans. Parking and seating is limited, plan to arrive early. Free.

May 31- June 10

“La Cage aux Folles”

Showtimes vary; Red House Arts Center, Syracuse; theredhouse.org. Two-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. Tickets are $32.

Saturday, June 2

Family Fishing Day

9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge; registration required - 315-689-9367. Kids and adults interested in learning the basics of freshwater fishing will enjoy a session of instruction with five, 15minute breakout stations, then practice casting and fish during the second half of the session. Bait, tackle, rod and reels and instructional materials will be provided. Bring a rod if you have one. Free.

Pioneer Museum Open House

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he 45th St. Sophia Greek Cultural Festival will be held June 7 through 10 at the church, located at 325 Waring Road, Syracuse. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday, noon10 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this festival where you can eat, have drink, listen to music, watch the dance performances or try a dance yourself. Take a stroll through the festival’s “Greek Village” located inside the church complex, featuring a variety of gift shops including the Orthodox book store. View the lovely Orthodox icons representing their faith. Stop by the pastry shop to sample some of the famous fresh pastes and top it off with some Greek coffee from the cafe. Don’t forget to take a tour of the beautiful church sanctuary. There will be an extensive menu including gyros, lamb and chicken souvlaki, Loukaniko (Greek sausage on a roll,)

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he 64 th Annual Syracuse Polish Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, June 22-24, in Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse. This family-friendly celebration of Polish culture, heritage and traditions provides a variety of entertainment, including the sounds of Polka, Pop/Jazz, DanceFunk music along with beautiful folklore and contemporary dance performances by the group “Lechowia” from Canada. The event offers attendees a taste of Polish and American cuisine and Polish beer along with Polish and American arts and crafts. One of the main attractions is the annual “Pierogi Eating Contest.” Also featured is the “Miss Polonia” presentation. During the

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festival, kids can enjoy a variety of hands-on arts and crafts and interactive games and inflatable activities for them. Thefestival is also an

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opportunity to award the annual scholarships for talented students as well as honoring the “Pole of the Year” for the honoree who contributes to

propagating and maintaining Polish culture in the community. For more information visit polishscholarship.org.

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custards and butter cookies. There will also be hot dogs and draft beer, Greek wine and bottled beer along with non-alcoholic refreshments. Dancers will perform under the main tent at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Youth dancers will perform at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, at 3 and 5 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Dancers in training will perform at 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The public is invited to join the dancers to learn Greek folk dance at 4:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Church tours held at 5:30 and 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and at

1:30 and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The orthodox church is known especially for its beauty, but Father David does an exceptional job at taking that one step further by explaining some of the intricacies of Orthodox Iconography as well as some fun facts on the design of an orthodox church. Wine tastings will be held from 1-1:30 p.m.,2:30-3 p.m. and 4:30-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1-1:30 p.m. on Sunday on the third floor. Sail across the Ionian and Aegean Seas to the Greek Islands of Crete, Santorini and Cephalonia as well as the island country Cyprus in the Mediterranean. Sit back and relax and enjoy a sampling of red, white and sweet wines that are produced on these islands and

enjoy a little historical trivia as we set out on our wine tasting odyssey. New this year, Evzone, a craft beer created by Empire Brewery, will be introduced. Today’s Evzone is the Greek soldier that guards the tomb of the unknown soldier in Athens and historically they were elite infantry and mountain units. Iconography demonstrations will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, at 4 and 6 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the St. Michael Chapel, ML.) Iconography is the making and liturgical use of icons. Pictorial representations of Bible scenes from the Life of Christ. Learn about the process and steps involved behind the creation of icons. For more information visit syracusegreekfest.com.

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Annual Jamesville Balloonfest set for June 22-24

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Syracuse’s kick off to summer event will feature balloons, non-stop musical entertainment, arts, crafts, food, beverages and more. Running Friday to Sunday, June 22 to 24 at Jamesville Beach, admission is free all three days. Hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 1-10 p.m. Sunday. Balloons take flight each day (weather permitting) and add to the excitement of the event. Flight times are 6:30 p.m. Friday and 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Parking is $10 per vehicle, with lots of parking available, including motorcycle parking. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets and don’t forget the sunscreen. No dogs are allowed at the event. Balloon Rides are available on any of the five flights throughout the weekend; morning rides are $200 per person; evening rides are $225 per person. Reservations close at 9 p.m. June 21. To reserve a ride, email SYRballoonfest@ gmail.com. reservations are strongly recommended. Evening rides sell out quickly. Champagne (non-alcoholic beverage available) upon landing and a ride back to the park are included in price, which must be paid in cash only, due at the time of the flight. For more information and a more detailed schedule visit syracuseballoonfest.com.



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Taste of Syracuse 2018 to Feature Smash Mouth, Warrior Weekend Celebration


entral New York’s biggest food and music festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, in and around Clinton Square. Admission is free. The Taste of Syracuse will have non-stop music for two days. Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated band Smash Mouth, will headline the festival on Saturday night on the Express Mart Main Stage. A total of 34 bands will play over the course of the weekend. Festival goers will have the chance to try delicious items from local eateries for only $1. Several new restaurants and vendors have signed on and one fan favorite, Bonefish Grill, will be returning after their one-year hiatus from the event. The Taste of Syracuse will once again feature Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Syracuse will be a qualifying stop for this famous eating competition. Festival goers can watch this from the main stage on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

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EXPLORE CNY events museum and discover this little piece of Central New York history. View Native American artifacts and the tools used on early farms in the Fabius area. Study the old utensils used in kitchens. Admire the parlor, sports room, lending library and so much more. The museum is hands-on and family friendly. Enjoy complimentary hot dogs, chips, cookies, ice tea and lemonade. Free.

Monday, June 4

Make-A-Wish Open

10:30 a.m. registration; 11:45 a.m. shotgun start; Timber Banks Golf Course, 8184 River Road, Baldwinsville. This golf tournament sells out annually and raises more than $30,000 for wishes. Golfers have the option to play 18 holes of either Captain and Crew or Team Best Ball. Includes lunch, raffles, prizes and course contests. A cocktail reception and dinner will be held in the

evening, which will feature Wish Kid Dale Hall, of Central Square. The cost is $250 per golfer, or $1,000 per foursome. Call 315-475-WISH to register.

Wednesday, June 6

JP Morgan Corporate Challenge

6:25 p.m., Onondaga Lake Parkway, which will be closed from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on race day; 315-446-6285, jpmorganchasecc.com. Annual run/walk featuring employees from hundreds of CNY companies. Race fee: $25 per person. Must register as a team.


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yarn, roving, clothing, felted items, woven items, other works of art, and fiber art supplies. A children’s tent offers free crafts, games, and educational activities for our young visitors. Friendly farm animals are on display throughout the festival. Always

popular is the demonstration of sheep shearing. Food vendors sell delicious treats, and live music enhances the festival atmosphere. Guest artists will share information and techniques for dyeing various types of fiber. Continued on page 19

Sat-Sun, June 9 - 10

2018 CNY Fiber Arts Festival

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Butternut Hill Campground, Bouckville, N.Y.; cnyfiberarts. org. This annual festival showcases the work of fiber farmers and artists. Over 100 vendor booths, under cover, feature handmade products such as

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Are you ready to get serious about your golf game? Better check your diet By Perry Noun

Besides getting a series of lessons from a CNY PGA Professional, the fastest way to a healthy body and lower scores is to have a proper diet and loose some weight. You should know that golfers live, on average, five years longer than nongolfers because I remember telling you last year about the Karolinska Institute in Sweden who studied more than 300,000 golfers before reaching that conclusion. Those Swedes determined that depending on the length of the course, the terrain and your pace of play, “golfers can burn as many calories as a 45 minute intense workout, especially if they carry their own bag or pull a cart�. It also reduces stress. Heart

Sample menu for golfing: Before 1 cup oatmeal 1 banana or 1 cup orange juice 1 cup skim milk or non fat yogurt

Research UK was so impressed with the study that they recommended everyone in the U.K. take up golf. Sounds like a great plan for the U.S. general population. As good as it sounds, there is a warning that golfers can undue the good work on the golf course immediately afterwards. “Golfers need to get the balance right - a full English breakfast, heavy lunch and drinks at the clubhouse, could undue all of the benefits gained from your round� says the study. Great point! “A good golf diet can not make an average golfer great, but a poor diet can make a great golfer average,�said Dr. David Costill, Prof Emeritus Exercise Science, Ball State University. Here is what the doctor says

about Carbohydrates and Protien: Although equipment and physical fitness are important, Costill believes, “a balanced diet is often the most overlooked aspect that all serious golfers must consider.� His definition of a balanced diet begins with eating at least 50 percent of your total caloric intake from carbohydrates such as whole grains, breads, pastas, rice, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy. He believes consuming carbohydrates during a round, “helps blood glucose levels that allow golfers to have improved concentration.� Also, having six to eight ounces of protein such as round or loin cuts of beef, chicken, fish, beans or legumes are needed for the growth and repair of muscles. Fluids: “Hydration is an im-

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Mexico, N.Y. ... Family camping close 2 home Are you looking for a family oriented, fun filled, relaxing campground that’s Close2Home? Then it’s time for you to check out Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Mexico, N.Y. Bob & Marion Palmer purchased this beautiful campground in 2015, fulfilling a dream they have had for over 30 years. “The majestic summers in Central NY, the beauty of our campground and the wonderful guests who love what we have to offer has made this a great experience for us, actually more than we could ask or imagine.” Nestled along the Little Salmon River, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park offers fun activities for families wishing to ‘get away’, relax, enjoy the great outdoors and make lasting family memories. With their season stretching from April to October, each weekend is a different theme with crafts and activities related to each theme. In addition, campers of all ages enjoy wading, tubing and sunbathing in the Little Salmon River. Other activities include wagon rides with Yogi Bear & Boo Boo, jumping on the Jumping Pillow, racing through an inflatable Obstacle Course, a swimming pool, 18-hole mini-golf course, GaGa Ball pit, basketball court, water

balloon launch game, gemstone mining and so much more. This campground offers a variety of camping options in a beautiful setting including riverfront campsites, water/electric sites, full hook-up sites, deluxe cabins, park model trailers and rustic cabins. When you arrive at the campground store, not only are you greeted by their friendly, customer focused staff, but you are amazed by the huge variety of camping merchandise available, gifts and apparel, groceries, a game room and outstanding softserve ice cream, sundaes, slushies and more. Bob and Marion are very passionate about providing employment opportunities for the community surrounding their campground. With a staff of 28 people, approximately 12-15 are local high school students; oftentimes it’s their very first job. “We believe it’s important to support our local community, and we enjoy providing first-time job opportunities for students to learn skills that will last a lifetime” say the Palmers. “Our returning staff members and new hires last year were fantastic and are clearly part of the reason we have been successful each year.”

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The overall customer review ratings on Trip Advisor, Facebook and the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park franchise customer surveys show continuous improvement too. Marion said, “Feedback from returning campers continues to be very positive, they like our approach to customer service and the improvements we make each year to upgrade our campground.” This year the Palmers are installing a new Jumping Pillow, a new Gemstone Mining Sluice and renovating some of their park model trailers. The Yogi Bear Jellystone Park franchise organization also recognized Bob and Marion in 2017 with several awards includ-

ing the Outstanding Customer Service Award, Pinnacle Award (for scoring above 98 percent on their annual campground inspection), Entrepreneur of the Year nominee and Operator of the Year nominee. The Palmers said they are looking forward to another great year in 2018 and appreciate the continued support of their many loyal customers. If you’re looking for a new place to camp, check them out at jellystonecny.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/jellystonecny. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is located at 601 County Route 16, Mexico, N.Y. For more reservations call 315-963-7096.

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adison County Tourism, the county’s official tourism promotion agency, announced that the 2018 Madison County Visitors Guide is now available. The 32-page magazine, which features a scenic shot of Chittenango Falls on the cover, presents readers with a taste of what there is to see and do in Madison County. “We’re very excited about this publication,” said Truman Hartshorn, Acting President of Madison County Tourism. “We’ve adapted to shifting tourismplanning trends by eliminating directory-style listings, replacing them with articles about the county and eye-catching photographs that will inspire readers to visit our website for even more information. Also, to help readers from far and wide easily identify where the county is located, we’ve placed ‘Central New York’ at the top of the cover again this year.” Hartshorn noted that for the first time ever, the Visitors Guide can be read electronically on www.MadisonTourism. com.

Madison County Tourism will distribute 35,000 printed copies of the guide at numerous visitor information centers and kiosks throughout the state and county and at more than a dozen trade shows in the US and Canada. The guides will also be mailed to prospective visitors upon request. Tourism is a vital industry in Madison County. According to data from Tourism Economics, visitors spent $88.9 million in Madison County in 2016. This spending generated $6.1 million in local taxes, which saved the average household $412 and sustained more than 2,000 jobs in the county. The guide was produced by Romanelli Communications of Clinton and printed by Kenyon Press of Sherburne. The cover photograph was taken by Jerry Weimar of New Woodstock. To request a copy of the 2018 Madi-

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Thursday, June 21

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Jamesville Beach Park. The race begins with a 1.2 mile swim in the Jamesville Reservoir, followed by a 56 mile bike through the Highland Forest areaand a 13.1 mile run in and out of Jamesville Beach Park.

Father’s Day at the MOST

Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse; most.org. All fathers receive free admission on Father’s Day.

5–10 p.m., Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool; leonfestival.com. We’re halfway to Christmas! Come celebrate this unique holiday at this free family friendly festival featuring live entertainment with music, games, activities, fireworks and more.

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4-11 p.m. Friday; 1-11 p.m. Saturday; 1-10 p.m. Sunday; Jamesville Beach Park, 3992 Apulia Road; syracuseballoonfest. com. Features non-stop musical entertainment with top local music groups, more than two dozen hot air balloons, arts and crafts fair, amusement rides, food and beverages. Flight Times are 6-7:30 p.m. Friday and 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. Schedule subject to change.

Clinton Square, Downtown Syracuse; polishscholarship.org.A familyfriendly celebration of Polish culture, heritage and traditions with entertainment and dance performances. The event offers attendees a taste of Polish and American cuisine, arts and crafts, a “Pierogi Eating Contest� and “Miss Polonia� presentation. Kids can enjoy a variety of hands-on arts and crafts and interactive games and inflatable activities for them.



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The Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta will be held on Saturday, June 16, at the Oswego Yacht Club, 41 Lake St. Races begin at 10 am. and a dinner and auction will be held at 4 p.m. Race is free for spectators. Cost is $15 for dinner.

Thursday, April 19 Theatre du Jour presents Noir Suspicions – Dinner Theatre

5:30-10 p.m., The Eis House, 144 Academy St., Mexico. dujourcny.com. An evening of murder and mayhem. Starring an all-star local cast. $55-$75 per person

Saturday, April 21

Great Cloth Diaper Change and Earth Day Celebration 10 am-6 p.m., Mother Earth Baby, 77 W. Bridge St., Oswego. 315-216-4622. Event advocates the use of 100 percent reusable cloth diapers as an alternative to disposable diapers. Help them break the record.

Dady Bros.

7:30 p.m., McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St., Oswego. oswegomusichall.org. Dady’s music transcends genres and generations by the melding of American Folk Roots and Irish Traditional influences into an amalgam of sound that is uniquely their own. $13-$15; Children 12 & Under $7-$8.

Sat –Sun, April 21-22 Fort Ontario History and Archaeology Conference

Lake Ontario Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego. fortontario.com.

Featuring renowned international historians . Sunday’s event is a bus tour of battle sites along Lake Ontario. Registration TBD.

Lakeside Juried Art Exhibition

10 am-1 p.m. Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday; Art Association of Oswego, 20 Barbara Donohue Drive; oswegoarts. org.A sampling of artwork currently being produced in New York state. Media include: drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, photography, ceramics, digital media and all fine craft. Admission is free.

Sundays, April 22, 29 Mars: The Opposition of 2018

7 p.m., SUNY Oswego Planetarium, Shineman Hall; arts.oswego.edu. A show exploring the perihelic opposition of Mars, which will occur July 27. Telescope viewing to follow the show, weather permitting. Admission is free.

Monday, April 23

Jennifer Pharr Davis - National Geographic Adventurer of Year 6 p.m., Oswego Public Library Community Room, 120 E. Second St,; oswegopubliclibrary.org. Storytelling, slide shows, reading from her book and Q&A. Following the program, Jennifer will sign copies of her book. Admission is free

Monday-Friday, April 23-27 Pulaski Screen-Free Week

Events at various locations to focus children away from computers and electronic devices. Crafts, games, farm tours, etc. Free admission. Contact Joanna Hoyt, 315-298-2844.

April 27-28

Highbank Holdup Weekend

7 p.m. Friday ; 5 p.m. Saturday; Fulton Speedway; fultonspeedway. com. Lucas Oil ESS Sprints, DIRTcar Sportsman Series and Hot Laps for Modifieds and Late Models. Admission: Adults - $22, Youths 6-18 - $5; Saturday Super DIRTcar Series Highbank Holdup 100, SUNY Canton Sportsman, and Billy Whittaker Cars and Trux Late Models. Admission: Adults - $25, Youths 6-18 - $5.

Sunday, April 29

Fifth Annual S.A.F.E. Fair

11 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake Ontario Conference Center, 27 E. First St. Osweg.; vow-foundation.org. Family education program hosted by the VOW Foundation. Admission is free.

Wednesdays, May 2 – Sept. 26

County Regional Market

3:30-8 p.m., J & M Warehouse, 3921 NYS-104, New Haven. ocrmny.com.

A wide selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, sweets, meats, crafts and furniture.

Friday-Sunday, May 4-6

“An Act of God”

Frances Marion Brown Theatre, Fort Ontario, Oswego. oswegoplayers.org.A fun-filled question answer exchange as God attempts to up-date the 10 Commandments for a changing world. Admission TBD.

Saturday, May 5

I Love My Park Day

8:30 a.m., Fort Ontario State Historic Site; fortontario.com. Volunteers help ready for the season by doing general cleaning, sweeping and dusting buildings, painting, raking, planting and landscaping. Coffee, breakfast items, pizza lunch and a T-shirt provided. 9 am-3 p.m.; Selkirk Shores State Park, Pulaski; 315-297-5737. Work on a variety of projects like painting, picking up debris, cleaning, planting and weeding are just a few tasks scheduled.

Free Comic Book Day

11 a.m.–6 p.m., The Comic Shop, 112 E. Bridge St., Oswego; oswegocomicshop.com. Country-wide event where free comics are given to anyone who stops by the store.

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Oswego Town Bicentennial Celebration

7-9 p.m., Oswego Town Hall, 2320 County Route 7; 315-420-0000. Celebrate the anniversary of the First Oswego Town Board meeting. There will be a brief program with a special guest. Free admission.

Ruddy Well Band

7:30 p.m., Oswego Music Hall, 41 Lake St.; oswegomusichall.org. With dynamic rhythms,

creating spontaneous works that will be raffled off to lucky festival attendees. Vendors, music and food available. Family friendly.

Friday-Sunday, May 18-20

Pulaski Community Yard Sale Starting at 9 a.m. ; 315-529-4893.

Fridays, May 18-Aug. 31

Brewerton Speedway Race Night

tight harmonies and mindful lyrics the acoustic instrumentalists bring their audience fun, footstomping Americana. Adult: $16-$18; children 12 and under: $8-$9.

7 p.m., 60 Route 11; brewertonspeedway.com. Moderately banked 1/3 mile clay track. Admission is charged.

May 5-Sept. 1 Saturday night racing

Pulaski Family Fun Day

7 p.m., Fulton Speedway. Come to the 3/8 mile clay high-banked track. Admission is charged.

Saturdays, Sundays, May 5-Oct. 14

Red Neck Flea Market

8 am-4 p.m., 5740 Route 104, Oswego; 315-591-2190. Estates, antiques, yard sales, etc. Vendor space available.

Sunday, May 6 Port City Co-op Flea Market

8 am-2 p.m., PathFinder Bank Parking Lot on West Second Street; 315-402-8483. Open air market with 25-plus vendors outside, plus an additional 30 vendors inside. Free admission.

Sundays May 6 – 27 General Relativity, Generally

7 p.m., SUNY Oswego Planetarium, Shineman Hall; arts.oswego.edu. Show exploring the fundamentals of Albert Einstein’s theory from 1915. Free admission.

Fridays, May 11-Sept. 30

Oswego Kartway

Bull Ring is located behind the famed Oswego Speedway; Enter City Line Road gate; oswegokartway.com. Offered are several competitive karting divisions and fast, affordable family fun for people of all ages. Spectators - $5 a car load.

Friday, May 11

Beatlemania Now

8-10:30 p.m. Kallet Theater , 4842 N. Jefferson St., Pulaski; kallettheater.com. A must see and hear experience for all ages. Admission $40-$75.

Saturday, May 12

Derby Hill Bird Observatory Bird Festival

8 am-3 p.m., 36 Grand View Ave., Mexico; onondagaaudubon.com/bird-festival-2. Spring migration at one of the Northeast’s best birding locations from the lake watch, on trails through the fields and forest and at the north lookout. Walks start on every hour. Free admission.

Clash of the Artists 315

10 am-6 p.m.; South Park, Jefferson Street, Pulaski; faerystrangeforest@ gmail.com.Go head-to-head

Saturday, May 19

9 am-3 p.m., South Park, Jefferson Street, Pulaski. Crafters, vendors, a bounce house, face painting, sand art, food, raffles, and live music by Joe Battles (noon-3 p.m. for music.)

Hannibal Village Cemetery Historic Walk

1-3 p.m., Hannibal Historical Society; 315-5646268. A guided walk through the cemetery. Free.

Oswego’s Waterfront Open House

1-4 p.m., H. Lee White Maritime Museum, 1 W. First St. Pier; hlwmm.org. Tours, exhibits, boat opportunities and activities. Fees for some activities.

Season Finale – Kirsten Maxwell

4:30 p.m., Oswego Music Hall, 41 Lake St.; oswegomusichall.org. Artist showcase 4:30-7 p.m.; dinner 5:30-6:30 p.m.; headliner 7:15 p.m. Admission: members-free, adults: $15, children 12 and under: $7.50 (can purchase online.) Buffet dinner tickets-adults: $12, children 12 and under: $6 (sold only at the door.)

Sunday, May 20

Mexico Elementary School Color Run

9 a.m., Mexico Middle School, Fravor Road; Jewelsp11@ twcny.rr.com. Untimed fun run featuring a one-mile (12 and under) and 5k cours where participants will be doused in color. Early registration: 12 and under – $15; over 12 – $25. Continued on page 22

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Monday, May 21 “Horses and Mules: Their Place in History, Including Canal History� 7 p.m.,Schroeppel Historical Society, 485 Main St., Schroeppel. 315-695-6880. The 100th anniversary of the barge canal and the rich history of the Pendergast horses and mule, and the many Phoenix families who had members who worked on the canal, makes this subject most appropriate. Ashley Maready, curator of the Erie Canal Museum, will present. Donations are appreciated.

Thursdays, May 24-Oct. 11

Oswego Farmers’ Market

4:30-8 p.m., W. First St. in Oswego; farmersmarket@ oswegofultonchamber.com Held weekly throughout the summer. Featuring a variety of hand crafted, homemade and home grown items. Food, entertainment and fun.

Saturdays, May 26-Oct. 13 Fulton Farmers’ Market

8 a.m.-noon, Bullhead Point in Fulton; farmersmarket@ oswegofultonchamber.com.Held weekly

throughout the summer. Featuring a variety of hand crafted, homemade and home grown items. Food, entertainment and fun.

Saturday, May 26

Oswego County SPCA-OCAWL Annual Garage Sale

9 am-3 p.m., Breitbeck Park, Lake Street, Oswego; oswegocountyspca. org. Many second-hand items are donated to us by our faithful sponsors.

Fulton Memorial Day Salute

Fulton Community Center at Recreation Park, Fulton. The theme for the parade and celebration will be “150 Years Celebrating Memorial Day Salute� and will honor Veteran of the Year, Bob LaRock. Excellent food and entertainment will follow the parade and an impressive fireworks display will end the night.

Junior paranormal investigation

4-9 p.m., Mexico Point Park, 120 Mexico Point Drive; mexicopointpark.com. By PIT CRU NY. Designed for youths 10-18. $30 for one child

and one adult.

Saturdays, May 26 – Sept. 2 Oswego Speedway racing 300 E. Albany St.; oswegospeedway.com. Built in 1951, the Steel Palace is a 5/8-mile asphalt race track. Admission is charged.

Sat. –Mon., May 26-28

Phoenix VFW Memorial Day Field Days

noon-8 p.m., Phoenix VFW, 70 Culvert St.; 315-695-3315. Rides, food, beverages and music. Parade at noon Monday on Main St. Free admission.

Sunday, May 27 Wild Edibles Walk

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Annual Spring Fun(d) Day

Friday 5-8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Cleveland United Methodist Church, 73 Bridge St.; clevelandnyumc. org. Features rummage sales and food. Saturday, rummage sales continue, along with a bake sale, an auction at noon and food available. Free admission.

June 1-Aug. 31

Central Square Farmers’ Market 9 a.m.-dark daily, Cross Roads Park and Nature Center, Route 49; 315668-2558. Local produce and items.

Saturday, June 2

Altmar FD ATV Ride

2-4 p.m., Mexico Point Park, 120 Mexico Point Drive; mexicopointpark.com. Kaiser presents slides on wild edibles, followed by a nature walk. Free admission – donations appreciated.

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9 am-4 p.m., Bridge Street, Altmar; altmarvfd.webs.com.Ride and chicken BBQ benefit for the Altmar Fire Department.

ARISE Ride for Ramps

9 am-6 p.m., Lakeview Lanes, Route 3, Fulton; 315-342-4088 ext. 221. Motorcycle ride, barbecue, music and family friendly fun. $30 per bike (includes up to two riders and one BBQ)

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CNY Fiber Artists FIBER FESTIVAL +VOF t ". UP 1. Butternut Hill Campground Route 20, in Bouckville, NY

Over 100 Booths!! Susannah White of Carapace Farm Harvesting Color From Plants

Nancy Morey of Shadeyside Fibers Multi-Color Dyeing

Patti O’Brien Beaumont of Story Spun Yarns


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Pony camp is perfect for the aspiring equestrian in your family Instruction If you want to and fun in all areas check out Galemof horsemanship ont Farm come will be featured to their horse at the Pony Pal shows, which Summer Camp, start at 9 a.m. on held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26Sunday, May 20 29, July 10-13 and and July 22. Aug. 22-24 at Galemont Farm in Warners. Daily individual riding lessons will be given. Galemont Farm is now the home of the LeMoyne Equestrian Team. The farm is located only minutes from the Thruway or Route 690 and offers hunter/jumper riding lessons for beginners to advanced riders. The farm also offers boarding and training and features extended hours upon request. For more information call 315-638-1488 or 315345-2189 or visit galemontfarm.com.


315-454-3823 • www.pianoandorgancenter.com

PONY PAL SUMMER CAMP June 26-29 July 10-13 Instruction and pony/horse fun for ages 5 & up Daily individual lessons ♦ Horse care education Learn to prepare your horse to ride Safety around horses ♦ Horse themed arts and crafts Hunter/Jumper Riding Lessons (beginner to advanced)

Boarding & Training

August 21-24 ♦ 9am-2pm www.galemontfarm.com


Galemont Farm West Sorrell Hill Rd., Warners

(only minutes from the Thruway or 690)

For more info call: 315-345-2189 or 315-638-1488 galemontfarm@gmail.com

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EXPLORE Oswego County events

Bemelmans’ Festival “Madeline in Oswego”

10 a.m.-3 p.m., . Fort Ontario, 1 E. First St.; historicfortontario.com.The beloved storybook character “Madeline” and author Ludwig Bemelmans’ connection to Oswego and Fort Ontario. Children’s parade, period games, crafts, stories and music. Free admission. Friends of Fort Ontario & Art Association of Oswego.

Sundays, June 3-24

The Stars of Summer

7 p.m., SUNY Oswego Planetarium, Shineman Hall; arts.oswego.edu. Roby will point out the bright stars and constellations visible in summer evenings and give a light-hearted version of some of the mythological tales behind the constellations, including Cygnus the Swan and Delphinus the Dolphin. Star maps provided. Admission is free.

Wednesday, June 6 71st Anniversary of D-Day

1-4:30 p.m., H. Lee White Maritime Museum, 1 W. First St. Pier; hlwmm. org. All veterans, active duty and families are offered free admission to the museum.

Friday, June 8

Friends of History in Fulton Spring Fling

5:30-7:30 p.m., John Wells Pratt House Museum, 177 S 1st St, Fulton; 315-598-4616. “Spring” into the 2018 season with good food, and good friends. $20 per person.

June 8-10 Orwell Old Home Days

6 p.m. Friday – family kickball, dancing, faith fellowship; noon-4 p.m. Saturday – Parade at noon; 10 a.m.-1 p.m..Sunday – outdoor church service, chicken BBQ; Orwell, NY. 315298-0018 . Free admission.

Sat –Sun, June 9-10

Lax by the Lake

Oswego High School Athletic Complex, Buccaneer Boulevard; oswegolacrosseclub.com,Lacrosse tournament for boys in grades K-12. Team registration fee TBD.

Saturday, June 9

Bratty Fun 5K Run/Walk

10 a.m., Henley Park, 55 State St., Phoenix; bridgehousebrats.com. $25 per person. Benefiting Sunshine Horse Farm.

A Day in the Park

noon-4 p.m., 32 Foster St., Fulton; 315-592-247. Friends of Fulton Parks presents celebration with music, games, activities and special guests. Food will be available to purchase. Admission is free. 4

Stroll, Draw & Paint

noon-2 p.m., West River Walk – behind Old City Hall, Water Street; oswegoarts.org. Art Association of Oswego County invites you to stroll on the river, stopping along the way to sketch the local scenery. Celebrate Oswego through art. $5 materials fee, plus AAO members $15; non-members $20.

Commemorating D-Day Tours 1-4:30 p.m., . H. Lee White Maritime Museum, 1 W. First St. Pier, Oswego. hlwmm.org Tours of the NHL WWII Tugboat “LT-5.” This tugboat participated in the Normandy Invasion. Free admission.

Sat –Sun, June 9-10

Niagara Frontier District Thistle Regatta

9 am-4 p.m.,. Oswego Yacht Club, 41 Lake St.; oswegoyachtclub.org. Foot-high performance one design sailboat regatta will be held off of Breitbeck Park. Competitors are anticipated from across the Northeast. Free for spectators.

Sunday, June 10

Oswego Lions Club River’s Edge Craft Show

10 am-4 p.m., Breitbeck Park, Lake St., Oswego; 315-529-6414. More than 75 vendors of hand-made crafts, plus entertainment, wine tasting, karate demonstrations, kids’ activities and more.

Thursday, June 14

“Love, Loss & What I Wore”

5:30-10 p.m., Eis House, 144 Academy St., Mexico; dujourcny.com. Theatre du Jour presents this play by Nora Ephron: theater, featuring a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman. $55-75 per person.

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Friday-Saturday, June 15-16

Nu2U Rummage, Bake Sale

9 am-4 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 45 E. Utica St., Oswego; 315343-1715. Items from house decor to household furnishings, collectibles and lots of great clothes for all ages and sizes, plus homemade baked goods for purchase. Free admission.

Fridays, June 15-Aug 31

Lacona Farmers’ Market

4-7 p.m., Corner of Maple Avenue and Hardwood Drive, Lacona. Offering fresh, local produce and products, live entertainment and concessions.

Saturday, June 16

Town-wide Garage Sale

9 a.m.-5 p.m.; mexiconychamberofcommerce.com.

Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta

10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Oswego Yacht Club, 41 Lake St.,; 315-343-5223. Event to support Oswego County Hospice patients and their families. Races begin at 10 am. Dinner and auction at 4 p.m. Race spectators are free. $15 for dinner.

Riverside Artisans First Anniversary Celebration

11 am-4 p.m., Riverside Artisans of Oswego, 191 W. First St.; riversideartisans.com. The art cooperative celebrates its first anniversary with demonstrations by the artists, prize drawings and refreshments. Free admission.




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Our totally new collection of home furnishings represents the VERY well made And priced furnishings that appeal to the contemporary eye.

Typical Grouping

• Sofas - $1,100 average • Over 300 fabrics to choose from • Priced to make you smile • And our award winning design services are on the house

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Featuring: farm grown fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods and more!

Your Best Source For Locally Grown Foods!

Every Thursday May 10 - Oct 25 • 12-6pm At The: FAYETTEVILLE TOWNE CENTER (Off Burdick St. look for the tents.)

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