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EXPLORE CNY festivals Tenth Annual Crawfish Festival and Clambake set for May 6 The 10th annual Crawfish Festival and Clambake will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Clinton Square in Syracuse. The event features music, fun, games and a variety of food, including crawfish, clams and other southern- Cajun- and northern-style cuisine. In 2016, the festival sold 2,500 pounds of crawfish. The event raised nearly $60,000 to benefit Operation Northern Comfort, a local nonprofit organization. Operation Northern Comfort is an all-volunteer organization committed to serving Central New York by providing labor, donations and support in time of need. The organization has built four full-size homes and worked on more See Crawfish Festival, page 4

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Sample Taste of Syracuse returns June 2-3


he Summit Federal Credit Union Taste of Syracuse 2017, Central New York’s biggest food and music festival, will be held on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3

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in and around Clinton Square from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. both days. dmission is free. The Taste of Syracuse will have non-stop music for


two days. Nationally known blues guitarist, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, will headline the festival on Saturday night. A total of 33 bands will play over the course of the weekend. The Taste of Syracuse will

once again feature Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the main stage. The Taste of Syracuse will have

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Pony camp is perfect for the aspiring equestrian in your family Instruction If you want and fun in all areas to check out of horsemanship Galemont Farm will be featured come to their at the Pony Pal horse show, Summer Camp, which starts at held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 279 a.m. on Sun30, July 18-21 and day, May 21. Aug. 15-18 at Galemont Farm in Warners. Daily individual riding lessons will be given. Galemont Farm, located only minutes from the Thruway or Route 690, 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 315-345-2189 or visit galemontfarm. com.

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Crawfish Festival than 300 other projects in the Gulf Coast area. Originally founded in 2006 as Operation Southern Comfort, the organization was created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Over time, 50 trips to New Orleans were organized and more than 2,200 volunteers traveled from Central New York to help rebuild homes damaged by the storm. In 2012, the organization was renamed Operation Northern Comfort and began serving the CNY community. Operation Northern Comfort has built one house, rebuilt others and completed a number of other jobs, including wheelchair ramp installations, bath-

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a cornhole contest, foul shooting and numerous raffles. There will also be a number of displays. This year will also feature the Second Annual Mascots’ Dance Contest, featuring Otto the Orange, Iggy the LeMoyne Dolphin, the ONC crawfish and others. The winner will receive a cash prize for his or her favorite charity. Vendor booth space and sponsorships are still available for the Crawfish Festival & Clambake. To learn more, contact Norm Andrzejewski at normandrzejewski@gmail.com or 315-559-9413. For more information about Operation Northern Comfort, visit operationnc.org.

room renovations and house painting. In 2015, the organization began partnering with A Tiny Home for Good to build small, affordable homes for individuals who face homelessness, particularly veterans, and to help others in need. This year’s featured organization is In My Father’s Kitchen. Proceeds will support the purchase of a mobile van and the renovation of a Haven for the Homeless. Each year, the Crawfish Festival attracts more than 5,000 attendees who enjoy food, beverages and live music from five local bands throughout the day. The event features a kids’ entertainment area,

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EXPLORE CNY events April 20-May 11 Fly Fishing School

5–9 p.m. Thursdays, Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge. Learn how to set up a rod and reel, casting, knot tying, basic insect identification and how to read a stream. All equipment is provided. Cost: $65. Call Marty at 315-626-6453.

Friday, April 21 “Sleeping Beauty, Kids”

7 p.m., The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St., Syracuse; sctkids.com. Presented by Syracuse Children’s Theater. On Princess Aurora’s 16th birthday, three fairies must use their magic to save her from the spell of the evil sorceress, Maleficent! Tickets are $15. Ronnie Leigh & Marcus Curry 6-9 p.m., Sitrus Lounge at University Sheraton, 801 University Ave, Syracuse; cnyjazz.org, 315-4795299. No cover.

Saturday, April 22 Earth Day Habitat Restoration and Celebration

Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Marcellus; baltimorewoods.org, 9 a.m. to noon habitat restora-

tion including removal of exotic plant species and restoring native plant communities. Work gloves and hand tools are provided. Celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. includes booths, crafts, guided nature walks, live animal shows and a live performance of Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax.” Free.

Earth Day Celebration

Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Reservations required. The New York Tree Recovery Campaign will distribute 500 trees to Onondaga County residents to help replace ash trees damaged in the area by emerald ash borer on a first-come, first-served basis, one per family. 8 a.m. - Morning Bird Walk ; 10 a.m. Build a Pollinator Box; 10 a.m. – tree giveaway; 2 p.m. – guided walk; 7 p.m. – coffee house with musician Mike Powell. For admission fees visit onondagacountyparks.com/ parks/beaver-lake-nature-center/.

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7:30 p.m., The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St., Syracuse; experiencesymphoria.org. Jon Kimura Parker performs. Ticket prices vary; 18 and under free.

Parties in the Plaza: Todd Hobin & Friends

6-8 p.m., LeMoyne Plaza, 1135 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse; cnyjazz. org, 315-479-5299. No cover.

Good Samaritan Run

Kid’s Samaritan Sprint - 9:30 a.m.; 5K and 10K – 10 a.m.; Long Branch Park, 3813 Long Branch Road, Geddes; 315378-5915, goodsmaritanrun.org. Help those in need of affordable healthcare. Event includes inspirational music, a vendor village and concessions until noon. Fee: $25-$30.

Saturdays-Sundays, April 22,23,29,30 Weekend Wildflower Walks

2 p.m., Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Marcellus; baltimorewoods.org. Join caretaker Audrey Loewer for a pleasant walk through the center’s premier woodland wildflower garden. Each week new species will bloom, and their past and present medicinal and culinary uses will be discussed. Cost: $6 for members; $9 for nonmembers.

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Saturdays, April 22-May 20 Go Fish: Public Fishing

9:30-11:30 a.m., Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge. Families and individuals will be able to enjoy fishing at Carpenter’s Brook. Volunteers will assist beginners and bait, rods and reels are provided. Cost: $5 per person. Advanced registration required; 315-689-9367.

Saturdays and Sundays, April 22-May 28 Weekend Guided Walks

2 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Join a naturalist for an exploration of what the season has to offer. Each weekend features a different topic to include: April 22-23, Earth Day; April 29-30, Arboretum Tour; May 6-7, Spring Bog; May 13-14, Spring Wildflowers ; May 20-21, Tree Identification; May 27-28, Spring Bird Migrants. Free with center admission.

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Noon-midnight Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., Syracuse; filmfreeway.com/ festival/SyracuseInternationalFilmFestival. Open to filmmakers throughout New York state. Top prize is $15k worth of rental equipment to use on the making of their next film. Cost is $10 per film or $20 for a full day pass.

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5 p.m. registration; tournament 6-8 p.m., AMF Strike n’ Spare, 1777 Brewerton Road, Mattydale; cnyspca.org. Entry fee is $25/individual - $100/ four-person team and includes pizza and soda. Prizes awarded including for most money raised. Continued on page 9

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Are you using players, game improvement or should know the super game improvement clubs? You difference and the answer Golf Digest spends a lot of time and money each year testing golf equipment. They bring together fitters, scientists, retailers, teachers, players, and Golf Digest Judges to analyze approximately 35,000 golf shots using drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, sand wedges and putters. This year they tested 105 clubs that made the cut. Almost 40 percent of the clubs submitted for consideration on the “Hot List� failed to earn a medal. They met at The Wigwam GC in Litchfield Park, Arizona using Foresight Sports GC2 launch monitors at every hitting station. The analysis and feed back from the 23 testers (players and teachers) is the basis for the scores that measure “Performance/Look/Sound/Feel�. The scientists handled “Innovation�

and the retailers evaluated the “Demand.� The judges summarize the results. The process is thorough and at times, I am told, gets intensive. You can go to golfdigest.com to get more details about the scoring system to earn a Gold or Silver Medal. I am sure most of us have often thought about how great it would be to participate as a “tester� for one of the “Hot List� issues. So, I decided to ask Mike Stachura, the Golf Digest senior editor for equipment, during an interview with him on my radio show just after the 2017 issue came out. He sent me an application. I can assure you it is an extensive process. They look for testers who have low-handicaps (1-9), mid-handicaps (10-19) and high-handicaps (20 and above). I have the application. Hey, you never know.

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that have the most forgiveness I can find, as long as I like how they look and feel when I hit them. In other words, I left my ego in the garage many years ago. If you do not know your handicap, get one from the course you play the most. If you do not know wether you are using

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take me out to the ball game ... Syracuse Chiefs unveil new food, promotions for 2017 season Over the past three seasons the Syracuse Chiefs and their food service partner, Spectra Food Services, have continually offered new food items for fans. This year is no exception. From the Hoffman Ripper to various poutine dishes, the Chiefs will provide the most varied options in Central New York. New items in the general concession stands include: Deep Fried Twinkies; Pops Fries – coated fries with queso cheese, bacon bits and fresh scallions; Specialty Pizzas – Rotating pizzas such as chicken bacon ranch, hot dog with mac n’ cheese or taco pizza; Tacos – featuring fire braised pork carnitas, barbacoa shredded beef, chicken or bean, all on Taco Tuesday; Hofmann Beer Brats and other new Hofmann Sausage products; “Flying Dutchman” - New grilled chicken sandwich New Items for the Suites and other Hospitality areas include: Premium Crispy Chicken Wings with multiple sauces for guests to sauce their own wings; Double Play Salad – Caesar Salad and tossed salad with dressings, Caesar, house-made ranch or balsamic; Fire Braised Pulled Pork; and a Perry’s Ice Cream Sundae Bar – Guests in suites will be able to make their own cones and sundaes with a variety of toppings. Local Items include: 1911 Brand Hard Cider, Vodka and Gin; Di Lauro’s Pizza Dough; Hofmann Hot Dogs, Snappys (Coney), Sausages, & Spicy Brown Mustard; Life of Reilley Disco Lemonade, Vodka, Vanilla Vodka, Raspberry Vodka – New for 2017; NY Bakery Hot Dog Rolls, Hamburger Buns and Sausage Rolls – New for 2017; Saranac Beer – Multiple Varieties – Official Craft Beer of the Chiefs. Proud partner of the Chiefs since the 1930’s; and Thousand Islands Winery Wine Slushie Mix. For more information visit syracusechiefs.com or call 315-474-7833.

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Clockwise from above: Flying Dutchman Burger, Pop’s Fries, Deep Fried Twinkies and Tacos.

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Mondays and Tuesdays, April 24-June 27 Morning Bird Walks

8 a.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519 Join a naturalist for a stroll in search of spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, at the forest’s edge and across the bog. Advanced registration required for Monday or Tuesday. Cost: $5 per person, which includes center admission.

Tuesday, April 25 Neil deGrasse Tyson - An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies

7:30 p.m., Landmark Theatre, Syracuse; landmarktheatre.org. From “Star Wars” to “Frozen” to “The Martian,” Tyson leads an entertaining review of all the science that our favorite movies got wrong and right. Incorporates the latest films as well as some classics.

WISE Symposium

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sky Armory, 351 S. Clinton St., Syracuse; wisecenter.org. The Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Symposium hosts its 15th event. Cost: $99, students $50.

April 25-June 13 Tai Chi Chih

6:30p.m. Tuesdays, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. This short simple form of Tai Chi can be taught to anyone of any age. Cost : $40 per person, includes center admission. Registration required.

Wednesday, April 26 Runway Reps

6-9 p.m., Urban Life Athletics, 1003 West Fayette St., Syracuse; syracusefashionweek.com. Part of Syracuse Fashion Week Spring ‘17, healthy snacks and smoothies will be on the menu. Then fashion hits the Crossfit studio, featuring athletic, sportswear, yoga and casual clothes for men and women. Proceeds benefit the CNY Food Bank. Cost: $30-35 per person.

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Thursday, April 27 Spring Herbal Hors d’oeuvres

1 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519 Learn to make appetizers that incorporate herbs. Cost: $11 per person; advance registration required.

Farm Fresh Fashions

6-9 p.m., Empire Farmstead Brewery, 33 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia; syracusefashionweek.com. Part of Syracuse Fashion Week, where local fashion, food and brew take the stage at New York State’s first-ever fashion show in a brewery. Guests enjoy a tasting menu and beer. Then the models hit the catwalk showcasing CNY designers and boutiques. Proceeds benefit the CNY Food Bank. Cost: $40-45 per person.

Spring Constellations and Planet Observation

7:30–9 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. This outdoor lecture by CNY Observers will describe the history of the spring constellations and offer tips for remembering their relative positions. Telescopes will be present. Cloud date is May 4. Free with center admission; registration required.

Friday, April 28 Shooter Jennings

Lost Horizon, 5863 Thompson Road, Syracuse; 315-446-1934. Featuring special guests Mike Powell and The Black River and Country Swagg. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22.

Fashion Week Gala

6:30-11 p.m., Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse; syracusefashionweek.com. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by runway show features dayto-evening wear for men and women, children’s wear, avant-garde looks and bridal gowns. Proceeds benefit the CNY Food Bank. Tickets are $40-60.

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Saturday, April 29 Party for the Planet

10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse; 315-435-8511. Learn the zoo’s efforts to protect wildlife, enjoy endangered animal demonstrations, keeper talks and more. Free with zoo admission.

Carrie Newcomer

7:30 p.m., Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 East Fayette St., Syracuse; parkcentralchurch. brownpapertickets.com. A benefit for the Samaritan Center. Tickets are $25.


11 a.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-658-2519. A naturalist will lead the group in pulling the invasive garlic mustard plan. Then enjoy a delicious pestopasta made from the herb! Long sleeves, long pants and gloves recommended. Free with center admission; advance registration required.

Bishop Grimes 50th Anniversary Dinner and Auction 6-10 p.m., Bishop Grimes Jr/Sr High School, 6653 Kirkville Road, East Syracuse; bishopgrimes.org. Tickets are $40/person or a table of 10 for $375.

Great Strides: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Benefit Walk 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m. Breitbeck Park, 1-31 Bronson St., Oswego. The foundation’s largest national fundraising event. which includes a 5k walk, children’s activities, food and festivities.Register at cff.org.

Night Market

3-9 p.m., Sky Armory, 351 S. Clinton St., Syracuse; NightMarketSyr.com. Stroll through three floors of trendy, stylish and original products from local artists and craftspeople. Enjoy upbeat music, delectable eats and funky cocktails! Cost: $5.

Saturday–Sun, April 29-30 African Violet Society Show

Saturday: sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m., show 1-6 p.m.; Sunday: sale and show 10

a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Features varieties from local growers on display and for sale. Free with center admission.

Saturdays, April 29-May 20 Photography For Kids

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse; everson.org. Four-week session. Explore photography by Vanessa German. Learn about digital photography, collage, sun prints and more. Register online, or email qwilliams@everson.org or 315-474-6064 x303. Members: $65, Non-members: $85.

Sunday, April 30 Symphoria Casual Series IV: Magnificat

2:30-4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery St., Syracuse; experiencesymphoria.org. With the Syracuse University Oratorio Society. Bach’s radiant celebration of faith, scored for full chorus, soloists, and orchestra. Tickets: $25$35 , college $5, 18 and under free.

Step Up 4 Kids

7-8 a.m. – registration; 8 a.m. - opening ceremony; 8:30 a.m. - 1/2 mile kids Fun Run; 9 a.m. - 5K; Willow Bay at Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool; runsignup.com/Race/NY/Liverpool/ StepUp4Kids5kandFunRun. Begins at the Saw Mill Creek Shelter. Family fun event marking the end of a month long awareness campaign during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Supports McMahon/ Ryan Child Advocacy Center. Following the Kids’ Fun Run there will be a designated area for children’s games, activities, music and snacks. Fee: 5K - $25; Fun Run - $15.

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EXPLORE CNY events Ella Fitzgerald centennial celebration with a concert featuring her life and works. Tickets: $15, $10 seniors.

Tuesday, May 2 Great Words Great Music

7:30 p.m., Panasci Family Chapel, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse; 315-445-4200 The Le Moyne College Singers and Chamber Singers collaborate with the Syracuse Pops Chorus for a night of great poetry set to music. Tickets: $15, $10 seniors, $5 students.

Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series presents Bryan Stevenson 7:30 p.m., The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, Syracuse; oncenter.org. The author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” a memoir that focuses on his beginnings as a lawyer and activist in Alabama, when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, and the cases he won for the poor and people of color. Tickets are $35.

Visit Green Lakes State Park

8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Green Lakes State Park is the home of two meromictic lakes that are surrounded by steep forests of white cedar and deciduous trees. Join a naturalist and learn how these lakes were formed and more about the geology and natural history of the state park. Bring a lunch and good hiking shoes. Price includes transportation from Beaver Lake Nature Center. Cost: $25 per person, which includes Nature Center admission. Advance registration is required.

Tuesday-Thursday, May 2-4 Baseball: Chiefs vs. Pawtucket

6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse; ticket prices vary, milb.com.

Wednesday, May 3

Boypower 2017 Dinner

Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center, Syracuse; 463-0201. Held by the Longhouse Council, Boy Scouts of America, this year’s speaker is television sportscaster Greg Gumbel and the honoree is Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick. Private VIP reception will be held at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $250, with proceeds going to developing youth programs.

Wednesdays, May 3 and 10 Let’s Pretend

1 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville, 315-638-2519. Children 3-5 years old, 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. Sessions: “I’m a Raccoon” May 3; “I’m a Snapping Turtle” - May 10 . Cost $5 per child per session (does not include Nature Center admission); registration required.

Thursday, May 4 Field Guide Series: Warblers 1–3 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Join a naturalist to focus more

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on a natural history subject. Cost: $5 per person (does not include center admission); registration required.

Thursday-Friday, May 4-5 Spring Into Jazz

7:30 p.m., Coyne Center for the Performing Arts at Le Moyne College, 200 Springfield Road, Syracuse; 315-445-4200. The Jazzuits join the Jazz Ensemble for an evening of classic vocal and instrumental jazz standards. Tickets: $15, $10 seniors, $5 students

Friday, May 5 Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb 8 p.m., May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse; folkus.org. The duo’s music is influenced by bluegrass, jazz and old-time/country. Tickets are $18.

Friday-Sunday, May 5-13

“Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage” 8 p.m. May 5,6,10-12,13, 2 p.m. May 7, 13, Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St., Syracuse; 315-443-3275. Weill’s songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story spanning 1930s Germany to 1950s America. Tickets are $17-19.

May 5-June 2 Nature on Wheels: Spring Wildflower Tours

1 p.m. Fridays, Beaver Lake Nature

Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Ride on the trails to see places that you have not been able to reach on foot. Join a naturalist on a slow tour through the forest, stopping occasionally to take a closer look at wildflowers 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 and includes center admission; registration required.

Saturday, May 6 10th Annual Crawfish Clam Fest

11 a.m.-7 p.m., Clinton Square, Syracuse. This fundraiser for Operation Northern Comfort features music, dancing, crafts, games, Cajun food, Crawfish boil, clams, salt potatoes, beignets and more! Admission is free.

Symphoria Kids III: Beethoven’s Got Talent

10:30-11:30 a.m., Inspiration Hall, 709 James St., Syracuse; experiencesymphoria.org. Hear some of Beethoven’s works while learning about his life. Tickets: $15-$10, college $5. 18 and under free.

Build a Hummingbird Feeder 10 a.m.-noon, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Cost: $7 per child. Advance Registration Required.

Mother’s Day Craft, Vendor Show 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 219 County Route 57, Phoenix. Free. Benefits the Phoenix Lions Club. View the list of vendors at facebook. com/events/1090757547667609/.

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Mexico, N.Y. ... Family camping close 2 home


n 2015 Bob and Marion Palmer became the new owners of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Mexico, N.Y., as Ed and Barb Lighthall retired after 45 years of building a wonderful campground. “We believe our decision to purchase Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park was a good one,” said the Palmer’s. “We love the beauty of Central New York and our customers and staff are wonderful people and have made our transition a great experience.” Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park offers fun activities for families wishing to “get away,” relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Campers of all ages enjoy wading, tubing and sunbathing in the Little Salmon River. Other activities include jumping on the Jumping Pillow, wagon rides, crafts, field games and interacting with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo. The campground offers riverfront campsites, cabins and park trailers. There is also a pool, basketball court, game room and fully stocked store with camping merchandise, gifts and groceries. They have made changes to the store merchandise and products, offering many new things for campers. Bob and Marion said last year they had a substantial increase in occupancy, which was very encouraging for their first year. “Our returning staff members and new hires were fantastic and were one of the many reasons we had a successful first year,” he said. “Feedback from returning campers was very positive and they liked our approach to customer service and customer engagement/interaction. Feedback from new customers who had never been here was very good as well. Our overall ratings from Trip Advisor, Facebook and our franchise customer survey showed positive improvement too.” The Palmers have also received strong encouragement and assistance from the community leaders and community business owners. “We are looking at continuous upgrades over the next few years, starting this year with renovation of our mini-golf course and expansion of our pool patio,” he said. “Our café is being renovated and changed into an ice cream shop offering soft-serve ice cream, hard ice

Submitted photo Bob and Marion Palmer are pictured with Yogi Bear and Ranger Smith.

cream, milkshakes, slushies, sundaes and flurries. A walk-up window will be added as well for road traffic.” Last summer, Yogi Bear, Boo Boo and the staff participated in the Mexico Field Days Parade for the first time and their float came in second place! In addition, the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park franchise organization recognized Bob and Marion with three awards - Rookie Owners of the Year, the Outstanding Customer Service Award and the Excellence Award based on customer feedback. The Palmers said they are looking forward to another great year. “The majority of our employees are returning from last year, and we will be hiring several more high school students this year, hoping to develop long-term opportunities for students from the community,” they said. Come for a weekend, week, month or the entire season. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is located at 601 County Route 16, Mexico. For more information call 315-963-7096 or visit jellystonecny.com.

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For as long as I can remember I have been fishing. Growing up on the Oswego River was a blessing in disguise, as it gave me an “angling foundation” for what would come in the future.


By Sean Haney

Two years ago I purchased a fishing kayak from a local sporting goods store. My goal was to get away from fishing from banks along the river and get out in the open water, where I could seek out the structure that fish surround themselves

with. At the same time I didn’t want the hefty bill that goes along with boat ownership (registration, fuel, maintenance, etc.) So I started my journey... buying a fishing kayak. There are many options and prices started at around $500 and went up and up from there. After I went to every local sporting goods store that carried kayaks, I found one that met all my needs at that point. It had rod holders, gear tracks, dry storage and a comfortable seat. I was excited, to say the least.

Pushing off The first day on the water came! I pushed off the concrete ramp at the boat launch and I was free – free of the bank, free

Photos below, left to right: Dustin Cook, Lake Ontario; Braden Lindsay, Oneida Lake; Billy Pulsifer, Fuzzy Guppies/Finger Lakes, Photo by Justin Hausner; Chris Hagan, Cazenovia Lake; Fred Truax, Oneida River; Braden Lindsay, Cazenovia Lake; Aaron Stiger; Billy Pulsifer, Fuzzy Guppies/Finger Lakes, Photo by Justin Hausner; Billy Pulsifer, Fuzzy Guppies/Finger Lakes, Photo by Justin Hausner

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to explore. I paddled for a while and found a spot where a tree had fallen into the water, so I stopped and sent out my first cast from a kayak. I fished there for a bit, then set off paddling again. I came upon a small creek and thought, “why not?” so I headed up the creek. It was shallow, with less than one foot of water in spots, and I thought this is a place I had passed many times as a child on my parents boat while fishing with my father. We never went in here as we couldn’t. That’s when an entire new world of places I could fish started popping into my head... places that weren’t fished, never pressured, and even virgin creeks and tributaries that the “boat fishermen” couldn’t reach.

Getting hooked

I found myself searching for new places to launch my kayak. From Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, the multitude of rivers, small lakes and ponds. I was in heaven. Central New York is a haven of fishing locations, so I went to social media and started asking around for different locations to launch. Then I met a group of kayak fishing fanatics. Kayak-Anglers of Central New York (www.kayakanglers.com)... a local tournament series that have live and online kayak fishing tournaments. I entered a few live tournaments and fell further in love with the sport. This group of people were very laid back, helpful, welcoming and competitive at the same time. I was hooked!

Paying it back Over this past winter, through social media, I met more

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local anglers and learned more about the sport. With what I have learned so far, by trial and error, advice from others and personal research, I find myself answering questions and helping others who are entering the sport as I did not too long ago. Bringing friends to kayak fishing seminars, teaching them the ins and outs and trying to guide them through the multitude of questions I recently had.

Casting it out there So it continues... this month I will begin competing in two kayak fishing leagues, the Kayak-Anglers of CNY and the New York KBF (Kayak Bass Fishing) Tournament Series (www. kayakbassfishing.com). I look forward to checking out new bodies of water, meeting new people and enjoying more of the freedom that kayaking fishing brings me.


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2017 EVENT SCHEDULE April 15th - Oneida Lake April 29th - Cayuga Lake

NYKBF is an up and coming state wide series that's main goal is to develop the sport of Kayak Fishing through great tournaMay 28th - Irondequoit Bay ments, and safe sportsmanship. Encouraging participation in June 17th - Hemlock Lake both our live events and our online month long events for all skill June 24th - Canadice Lake levels of kayakers! With chapters in Western NY, Central NY, and July 8th - Honeoye Lake the Capital Region there are tournaments around where ever you July 22nd - Conesus Lake live. Our tournaments are a great way to meet new like minded August 12th & 13th people, as well as fish new bodies of water you would never think 2017 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP to fish before. We hope to see you on the water this season! NYKBF Tournament Series Tight Lines! Like us on Facebook. May 6th - Fuzzy Guppies

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CENTRALNY 2017 EVENT SCHEDULE April 30th - Duck Lake May 20th - Otisco Lake June 3rd - Oneida Lake (MAJOR) 4th of July Weekend (July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd) Seadek Online Event

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Kayak Anglers of Central NY is a chapter of Kayak-Anglers.com, which hosts CPR (catch-photo-release) kayak bass fishing tournaments. Kayak-Anglers spans across PA and NY, with 5 chapters and over 300 members creating a collective of knowledgeable anglers dedicated to sharing and building the sport of kayak fishing. Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing sports and an inexpensive way to experience our great fisheries here in CNY. All of our tournaments target large and smallmouth bass in a variety of different waters within an hour or so of Syracuse. The members of Kayak Anglers of CNY enjoy the competition but also value the network of helpful friends developed over the years and a continued focus on giving back to the CNY community through charitable donations. If you’d like to start kayak fishing or would like some more information you can contact or visit us: phone: (315) 399-7235 or (315) 730-6005 email: kayakanglerscny@gmail.com website: kayak-anglers.com


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MUST HAVES Measuring Board - Hawg Trough Green or white are acceptable

Kayak tournaments results are measured by the length of your best three or five (depending on each event) fish. All measuring boards must be approved by the event judges.

Buyers Remorse... One thing that none of us enjoy is purchasing an item only to get it home and find out it’s not what you wanted or it doesn’t do what you thought it would. As consumers we need to apply the same research when buying a kayak as when we buy a car.

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Safety whistles are required for the reason in the name...safety. Whether to get someones attention, warn a passing boater of fellow kayakers or if you are in a situation where you are in need of rescue.

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PFDs are required to be on your boat. There are many styles to choose from. The inflatable PFD (right) offers more physical freedom when casting and paddleing. While the more

The biggest point I can stress is take kayaks for a test drive. Ask a friend to try theirs, rent a kayak from a local rental store, or go to your local kayak dealer and take them for a paddle. Follow these businesses on social media and keep your eyes out for Open House events.

New To You Cost can be a driving factor in the level/quality of kayak you can purchase. Sometimes the best new kayak you can afford may not have all the options you want. This is the time to take an alternate approach, start search the internet sales sites for used kayaks that have the options you were hoping to get. Often you will find a higher quality/higher priced kayak that is in your price range.

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traditional vest PFD’s are a bit more bulky, they offer many storage options for your most used tools you use while fishing. Prices vary but be sure to get a NYS approved life PFD.

Talk to your local kayak dealers at the beginning of the year and ask them what they have left in stock. Many times their display and demo models, that have never been launched, will be sold at a very reduced price.

In closing, do your research and get the kayak that best suits you needs and get on the water, paddle and fish!

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Great fishing continues through summer The Salmon River’s Tailwater Lodge offers anglers many great opportunities The Salmon River, located in Upstate New York, is known for its prolific fall run of Pacific salmon and steelhead, but many anglers and outdoor adventurers seem to overlook the area during the summer months when the Pacific Salmon are still out in Lake Ontario. The summertime is perfect for exploring the Salmon River, where those visiting may get to experience the river without seeing another angler on its shores, something that is almost impossible during the fall and winter. Even though the anglers seem to leave the area, the ability to find fish for those who do still fish there during the summer does not leave. Small-mouth bass, resident brown trout and Atlantic salmon are all present throughout the summer months. This is the perfect time of year to learn or sharpen your fly fishing skills, with eager fish eating dry-flies on the surface during some of the immense Mayfly hatches, or casting wet flies and streamers for both Atlantic salmon and small-mouth bass.

The Tailwater Lodge located on the upper-stretches of the river also has the opportunity to fly-fish for trophy large mouth bass at its private water preserve the Tug Hill Sportman’s Club. The lodge’s Orvis endorsed guides have the ability to put first time as well as seasoned anglers on what could be the fish of a lifetime. Outside of fishing, the Salmon River has endless summer possibilities. White water rafting, kayaking, hiking, bird watching are all just minutes from the greater Syracuse area. A perfect summer day could start with a float trip down the Salmon River, making a few casts to rising fish, enjoying a shore lunch and stopping by the tasting room at Tailwater Lodge for a chance to taste a few of the 24 beers on tap or a flight of the many local and regional wines available. This summer, come experience a gem in upstate New York and see what summer is like on the Salmon River.

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The Tailwater Lodge is located on the upper-stretches of the Salmon River.


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Kick off summer at the annual duck race on Skaneateles Creek

On the First Friday from May through December, the Skaneateles arts community opens its doors for a Meet the Artist and Gallery Open House. First Friday will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, May 5 and June 2. This is a free event. Visit skeneateles.com for more information.

The Skaneateles Annual Duck Dash will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 16, behind Kinney Drugs, 23 Fennell St. Featuring mini races, “chuck a duck...for a buck,” carnival games, food, music, a live DJ and beverages. The Duck Dash starts at 6:15 p.m. Purchase a duck for $5 from one of the many community organizations or at the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St. For more information contact the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315- 685-0552 or visit skaneateles.com.

Annual Socci Stiletto Stampede set for June 4

The Sixth Annual Socci Stiletto Stampedewill be held Sunday, June 4, at The Lodge at Welch Allyn, 4355 State Street Road, Skaneateles Falls.

The 50-yard Stiletto Dash starts at 11 a.m. and the 5K starts at 11:15 a.m. Free entertainment will be provided by the Calamari Sisters and live music will be by The Golden Novak Band. Josh from KROCK’s “the show” will be

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EXPLORE Oswego County events Programs at Fort Ontario revisit history

Open Mic Friday

7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Roy C. McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St., Oswego; oswegomusichall.org. Sign up for 12-minute performance times (three songs). Guest hosted by talented CNY performers, popular with all ages and family-friendly. Admission is $2.

Friday-Sunday April 21-23 Conference in American, and Canadian Military History Times TBD, Lake Ontario Conference Center, 24 E. 1st St., Oswego. 315-343-4711; fortontario.com. Perspectives from History and Archeology - A three-day event that features engaging presentations, battlefield tours, lectures, exhibits and a student paper competition. Registration is TBD.

Rice Creek Rambles

11 a.m., Rice Creek Field Station, Thompson Road, Oswego. 315-3126677. Enjoy a family-friendly guided walk. An adult must accompany children. Admission is free.

Oswego Music Hall Presents

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The Fort Ontario State Historic Site offers history buffs a chance to go back in time, with reenactments and other programs. Located at 1 E. 4th St., Oswego, contact the site at 315-343-4711 or visit fortontario.com.

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7:30 p.m.; oswegomusichall.org . . Roy C. McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St., Oswego. Traditional and modern rock and country. Doors open at 6:45p.m.. Admission $1June adult; $8/youth.

Saturday, April 29 Rice Creek Story Hour

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Tri-Oswego set for Saturday, June 17

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USAT Sanctioned Triathlon (Swim, Bike, Run) event will be held Saturday, June 17, at Wright’s Landing, Lake St., Oswego. Sprint relay for teams of two or three. Post-event BBQ, vendors, and entertainment. For more information visit tri-oswego.com.

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S.A.F.E. Fair

Noon-4 p.m., Oswego Elks Club, 132 W. 5th St., Oswego. 315-402-6119 vow-foundation.org. Annual Substance Awareness Family Education Fair includes information, activities, speakers and more about addiction, recovery and services. Admission is free.

Saturday-Sunday, May 13-14 H. Lee White Maritime Museum Vessels Opening Weekend

1-5 p.m., . 1 W. First St. Pier, Oswego. 315-342-0480, hlwmm.org. Vessels are open to visitors. New exhibits will feature the canal and Derrick Boat 8.

8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Frances Marion Brown Theater at Fort Ontario, E. 4th St., Oswego. 315-343-5138, oswegoplayers.com. A play based on Ludwig Bemelmans’ book of the same name which tells the story of a teen-aged German immigrant who enlisted in the US Army and was stationed for a period in Oswego. Bemelmans became famous as the author of the “Madeline” books. Admission is charged.

Saturday-Sunday, May 13-21 Bemelmans’ Festival and Kite-fest

Times TBD, Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. 4th St., Oswego.

315-343-4711, fortontario.com. A week of celebrating Ludwig Bemelmans and his life in Oswego. Details TBA.

Thursday, May 18 Fort Ontario Season Opening Day

10 a.m.,. 1 E. 4th St., Oswego. 315343-4711, fortontario.com.

Sunday, May 21 Eighth Annual Thunder in the Creek

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Oswego County Fairgrounds, 291 Ellisburg St., Sandy Creek. facebook.com/ events/255841474860453/ Join Fire and Iron MC Station 1438 for ~90-mile ride in Northern New York and Tug Hill Plateau with two stops. Registration is 9-11 a.m. $20/driver; $1May rider. $100 cash prize for club with most members

in attendance.

Saturday, June 17 18th Annual Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta

10 a.m.-7 p.m., Oswego Yacht Club, Lake St., Oswego 315-343-5223, oswegohospice@ verizon.net, friendsofhospice.org. Fundraiser to support Oswego County Hospice patients and families. Events include sailing races on Lake Ontario at 10 am, followed by an on-shore reception at 4 p.m. featuring food, beverages, entertainment, drawings and an auction. $15 per person.

Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18 French and Indian War—18th Century Living History Event Times TBA. Battles are Saturday

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Tuesday, June 20 Word Refugee Day

7 p.m., Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. 4th St., Oswego. 315-3434711, fortontario.com. Outdoor interpretive panel dedication and walking tour of the 1944-1946 Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter. Admission is free.


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Saturday, June 24 10th Annual Spey Nation Gathering

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pineville Boat Launch, Sheepskin Road, Altmar. speynation.com. Enthusiasts and manufacturers of 2-handed spey rods gather in a streamside setting at the NYS DEC Pineville Boat Launch to share techniques. Workshops and demonstrations by top spey anglers. Pictured right is a past Spey Nation. submitted photo







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25th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend set for June 9-11 The Peterboro Civil War Weekend began a quarter century ago to raise funds to repair the Smithfield Community Center and to bring attention to Peterboro’s history. This year’s event will be held June 9 through 11. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Pat Ennis will open the event with a program at 7 p.m. Friday at the Smithfield Community Center, sharing the story of how her transcriptions of family diaries led to ”Union Bound,” a Civil War movie released in 2015. The 12 U.S. Infantry Reenactment Regiment and the Civil War Heritage Foundation will once again host the event providing military and civilian encampments, programs, activities, demonstrations, a Sunday military sermon, a candle-

Saturday, May 20 Kite Fest 2017

11 a.m.-3 p.m., Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, 3883 Stone Quarry Road, Cazenovia; sqhap.org. Admission is $5 per adult, kids 16 and under are free. Featuring a makeyour-own kite booth, kite flying demonstrations and food for purchase.

light tour, a town ball game and a daily skirmish. As many as 20 northern and southern units may be on the Peterboro field. There will also be an activity center for children on Saturday and Sunday. “Dreaming of Timbuctoo,” a travelling exhibit from the John Brown Lives! project in Lake Placid, will open in Peterboro on Civil War Weekend. A series of programs on the relationships and activities of John Brown, Gerrit Smith and the Secret Six will be ongoing. In recognition of the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York state, programs on women in the Civil War will also be a featured theme. Civil War round tables, historical societies, period crafters and vendors will provide exhibits, demonstrations and programs throughout the

Friday-Sunday, June 2-4 Outdoor Antique Weekend

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Route 20 Bouckville, NY 13310; madison-bouckvile.com. This event draws more than 150 quality dealers from the northeast.


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eight acres of activities involved in the weekend. The 77th New York Regimental Balladeers will provide Civil War music Saturday afternoon and a concert Saturday evening. Merry Mischief will present period music and fun Sunday afternoon. Food will be available at the Deli on the Green and from vendors. The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department will sell chicken barbeque at mid-day on Saturday, and the Peterboro United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast before the gates open on Sunday. The exhibits and activities (except food and shopping) are included in the $10 admission for adults, $5 for ages 6-12. Children under 6 get in free. For more information visit peterborony.org, email mail@ sca-peterboro.org or call 315-2808828.

tenango, this is the largest and longest-running “Wizard of Oz” themed festival in the nation. Stage shows hosted by Emmy Award winner, Oz historian John Fricke will be Friday and Saturday evening. Meet special guests, and see some surprises along the way. For more information visit oz-stravaganza.com or call


Thursday, June 8 International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Boxing fans will have the opportunity to meet boxing legends at this annual celebration. For more information visit ibhof.com.

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EXPLORE CNY events I Love My Park

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Reserve Picnic Shelter, Green Lakes State Park, Fayetteville, 315-637-6111. Help do various projects around the park. Bring garden gloves, water and snacks. Dress for the weather. Register at ptny.org/ilovemypark/.

Sunday, May 7 Afternoon Tea

2 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Come to the Arboretum for Beaver Lake’s first-ever tea party. Enjoy regular and flavored teas, children’s tea or juice and an assortment of sweets and savories, then create your own nature -inspired flavor. Held outdoors barring inclement weather. $25 per person; registration required.

Monday- Wednesday, May 8-10 Chiefs Baseball vs. Buffalo 6:35 p.m. Monday, 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse; milb.com.

Wednesday, May 10

Jazz at The Plaza: Matthew Rockwell Group

Noon, Le Moyne Plaza, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse; cnyjazz.org. Enjoy jazz surrounded by the college bookstore and eateries. Free.

Wednesday-Sun, May 10-28 “Deathtrap”

Showtimes and ticket prices vary, call 315-443-3275, Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St.,Syracuse. Sidney Bruhl is a successful playwright lately plagued by a series of flops. When a sure-fired hit drops into his hands courtesy of a young student, Bruhl concocts a devilish plan that twists and turns its roller coaster course right through to the final moments.

Thursdays, May 11, 25 Trail Tales

1 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519.

Perfect for pre-school aged children (3-5 years old), accompanied by an adult. A naturalist will first read two stories and then lead a hike themed to match the stories. Free with nature center admission.

Thursday-Sun, May 11-14 Chiefs Baseball vs. Scranton/ Wilkes Barre 6:35 p.m. Thursday- Friday: 1:05 p.m. Saturday-Sunday,NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse; milb.com.

Wild Carp Classic

Willow Bay at Onondaga Lake Park, 3832 Long Branch Road, Liverpool; wildcarpcompanies.com. Hosted on North America’s premiere venue for carp angling tournaments, the Seneca River. This event will be held in the Cold Springs section of the park, located near the dog park on Route 370, near the intersection of John Glenn Boulevard.

Friday-Saturday, May 12-20 “ Othello” 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday, Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, DeWitt; cnyplayhouse.org. The tale of Othello and his ill-fated love to Desdemona will be told in a unique setting.

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A heroic closing to the season. Ticket prices vary; under 18 get in free.

May 13- June 25 Canoeing & kayaking

9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends May 13 - Labor Day; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays June 26 - Labor Day; Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519 Rent on a first-come basis. Life jackets provided, kids under 30 lbs., parents/guardians must bring their own. Private kayaks and canoes permitted on non-holiday weekdays. Weekends open to rentals only. Cost: $10 per hour.

Sunday, May 14 Mother’s Day Buffet

Seatings at noon and 3 p.m., Highland Forest, Fabius; 315-677-3303. Reservations are required. Cost (subject to change): adults $22.95; children 5-11 $12.95; under 5 free

Sundays, May 14, June 11 City Market 2017

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Everson Museum of Art plaza, 701 S. State St., Syracuse; citymarketsyracuse.com. Regional vendors feature ceramics, vintage clothing, furniture, home decor, handmade crafts and antiques.

May 15–June 19 Walking & Yoga

Fridays- 7, 9 p.m., Saturdays- 2, 4, 7, 9 p.m., Sundays- 2,4 p.m., The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, Syracuse; sctkids.com. Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs and a story featuring one rousing adventure after another.

9–10:30 a.m. Mondays except May 29, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Five-week sessions of classes, which begin with 30 minutes of walking followed by 60 minutes of yoga poses. Bring sneakers and a water bottle. Dress for weather conditions (rain or shine.) Any missed classes can be made up at the instructor’s Baldwinsville studio. Cost: $47 per person for one session or $89 for both sessions, which includes center admission; registration required.

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Mahler’s Titan

7:30 p.m., Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, Syracuse; experiencesymphoria.org.

Motown the Musical

Showtimes vary, Landmark Theatre, Syracuse; landmarktheatre.org.

The true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the music mogul who launched Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Smokey Robinson.

Thursday, May 18 John Edwards

7 p.m., The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, Syracuse; oncenter.org. This is a “group” event with question and answer sessions and messages from the other side. No guaranteed readings.

Whiskey Hollow Birding Trip

8 a.m.–noon. Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville; 315-638-2519. Transportation provided from Beaver Lake to this rich habitat viewing a wide variety of species with local birder Joe Brin. Cost: $12 per person; registration required.

Mr. Habitat

6 p.m., Drumlins Country Club, Syracuse; syracusehabitat.org. The 13th Annual Fundraiser to support Syracuse Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build featuring food, a cash bar, raffles, live auction, live music and more. Tickets are $20.

Free Everson Architecture Docent-Led Tour

Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse; everson.org. Enjoy free admission from 5-8 p.m. and a tour from 6-7 p.m. exploring the Everson’s largest work of art: the Museum’s renowned building designed by internationally acclaimed architect I.M. Pei.

Thursday–Sun, May 18-21 Madcatter Regatta

Oneida Shores Park, 9400 Bartell Road, Brewerton; 302-584-8227, fleet204.com. The Hobie Class Associations of North America’s Northeastern Area Championship.

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