Weekend quick picks

Flower Memorial Library Book Sale

 Spring Break Book Sale at Flower Memorial Library April 2- April 16. The greatest selection of used books in town! We have something for everyone including children’s books, adult fiction and non-fiction books, VHS, DVD’s, and music. Hurry in while supplies last!

Dearly Departed

Check out this very fun play from the Little Theater of Watertown, with an impressive ensemble of fourteen. Everyone is good, but standouts are: Kathi Strader asMarguerite, Tina Thompson as Suzanne, Amber Hunt as Nadine, Colleen Bennett as Delightful and Todd Thompson as Clyde.

For more infromation click here.

A Chorus Line

 at Potsdam, check out my previous post for information.

NPR’s From the Top
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Hosmer Hall at 7:30 pm

For the past decade, From the Top has been the preeminent showcase for America’s best young musicians. Hosted by Christopher O’Riley, NPR’s From the Top is one of the most popular weekly music series on public radio, reaching more than 700,000 loyal listeners on nearly 250 stations each week. Additionally, the Emmy Award-winning PBS television series (launched in 2007) shares the stories, passions, and performances of young artists into households all across America.

Join us at 6:30 pm for a pre-concert lecture.

Adult: $50/$42/$28; Senior/Faculty/Staff: $47/$39/$25; Student: $25/$21/$14


Documentary Film at JCC

Documentary film screening at Jefferson Community College tells history of Fort Drum in Upstate New York. From the local producers of the nationally-televised documentary, “Little Ditch: The Black River Canal.”

Film Title: “Fort Drum: The First 100 Years”
Event: Sturtz Theater Film Showing
When: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Jefferson Community College
Sturtz Theater located in Jules Center
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Details: Free admission and open to the public

Art Highlight Tea Series at the Frederic Remington Museum

The Frederic Remington Art Museum is pleased to announce that Joe McDonald will present a lecture on Morristown-born artist Charles S. Chapman at the Art Highlight and Tea Series on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2 PM.

Joe McDonald will be offering an exciting lecture detailing the life and work of Morristown’s most famous artist, Charles S. Chapman.

Did you know that Charles Chapman was a descendant of the family that founded the town of Morristown four generations before him?

Charles Chapman (b. Morristown, NY 1879, d. Leonia, NJ 1962) graduated from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and then settled in Leonia, NJ, a town known as an art community. He worked as an illustrator for N.Y.C. publishers of magazines and books and established a following as an artist working in oil, watercolor, “water oils” and lithographs. Chapman is widely known for his landscape works based on nature.

Chapman would summer in Morristown at the family home painting local scenes and portraits and teaching art classes near the waters of the St. Lawrence. During his career, he became nationally known and honored as a member of the National Academy of Design.

Don’t miss the unveiling of the Museum’s newest acquisition, Charles Chapman’s Nude on a Beach. This is your opportunity to explore Chapman originals with Chapman historian Joe McDonald.

Tea will be served at 3 PM and the menu for this month will include the following: cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches on whole wheat bread, chicken salad served on lettuce with French bread, endive leaf with sour cream and smoked salmon, seasonal fruit salad, and desserts. The refreshments include a bottomless cup of tea, coffee, or lemonade. There is a fee for the tea, museum members $10 and for non-members $12. Call 315.393.2425 to sign up today! Seating is limited.

The final Art Highlights and Tea Series for the season will take place on Saturday, May 12. Katherine Maloney will provide a virtual field trip from Fort Worth Texas’ Amon Carter Museum. Her lecture will take us through Frederic Remington pieces in their collection and compare them with a contemporary, Charles Russell.

The Frederic Remington Art Museum is located at 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. The Museum is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting the art and archives of Frederic Remington, and contains an unmatched collection of his works. The Museum is open October 15 – May 15, Wednesday -Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm and May 16 - October 14, Monday -Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.