Weekend of September 27-29


By Craig Thornton

Blithe Spirit, Noel Coward’s WWII comic lark continues at Syracuse Stage.  A sensational set by John Iacovelli and a fantastic lighting design by Dawn Chiang highlight a gorgeous production with stand out performances by Joey Parsons as Ruth and Antonieta Pereira as Edith. See schedule and buy tickets here.


The New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers' Association will end its summer concert season with a “Old Timers Fiddlers’ Reunion,” featuring dish-to-pass lunch, open mike performances and shared reminiscences of some of the association’s founders, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, September 29th, at the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Rd., Osceola.

For directions or information, visit the NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association website at www.nysotfa.com or call 315-599-7009.





 The Jefferson County Historical Society, Watertown, will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 28, 2013 from 10am to 4pm, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. 

Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants nationwide, and this year’s event expects record-high participation. 

“If you are new to the community, or haven’t stopped by the Museum recently, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the mansion, view the exhibits, and see the beautiful Victorian garden while it is still in bloom.” Said Executive Director Jessica Phinney.

The Jefferson County Historical Society is home to a large collection of archival documents, historic photographs, paintings, furniture, an impressive costume collection, and objects with military, domestic, and rural origins. The Museum is housed in the historic Paddock Mansion, formerly the home of Edwin and Olive Paddock and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are currently two exhibits being featured in the Museum galleries- Textiles & Treasures showcases Jefferson County quilts, coverlets and samplers spanning over 200 years and the exhibit simple titled Gems, features rarely seen objects from the collection including a recently accessioned black taffeta evening gown donated by Mary Mascott. Also open to visitors are the Victorian Gardens, the mid-19th Century Pink Schoolhouse, the carriage barn featuring antique cars and carriages, and the early 19th century log cabin.


The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2013 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

 Great workshop at the Great Library


“Get Organized!” Genealogy Workshop at Flower Memorial Library. Join us on Saturday September 28, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm on the 2nd floor of the Library for this free Genealogy Workshop where you will learn how to organize your research using different resources.  This is a FREE adult only workshop.

Paranormal Experience Benefitting the Red Cross

What is one of the scariest stories you can think of this time of year? Ghosts, Ghouls or Zombies maybe? How about a flood, hurricane or fire?  These are real horror stories for those caught in the middle of one of these disasters! Thankfully the American Red Cross has always been there to reach out in a true time of need to give each horror story a happy ending!

On Saturday September 28 at 6pm we plan to give back to the American Red Cross.  Please join us at the Black River Valley Club for this exciting event.

PISToLS/ Paranormal Investigation Saint Lawrence Seaway and UINI Paranormal Research Teams conducted a full paranormal investigation of the Black River Valley Club.  They will be hosting an event to reveal the evidence collected, and provide a ghost tour and dinner to benefit the American Red Cross. Tickets are $30 per person and includes a plated dinner, evidence reveal and ghost tour. 

A spirited cocktail hour will follow where the investigators will be available to discuss their findings.

Tickets may be purchased at Sherwood Florist, The Psychic Holistic Fair,  The American Red Cross in Watertown and Potsdam NY and the Black River Valley Club

Call The Black River Valley Club at 315 788- 2300 or PISToLS 315-804-8490 for more information.


CLAYTON, NY (September 13, 2013) – Thousand Islands Arts Center (TIAC) will host an array of art classes this fall for all ages and all levels of experience.  The very popular Teen and Tween Wheel class, specifically devoted to teaching tweens and teens the basics of wheel throwing and finishing pots, will start Saturday, October 5 and will run every Saturday of the month from 10am – 12pm.  A beginner watercolor class, Get Your Feet Wet with Watercolor will take place Tuesday, September 24 and Wednesday, September 25 from 6pm-8pm and will teach students about washes, flesh tones, and achieving brilliant colors.

 Be prepared in style for fall picnics and hikes with the Adirondack Pack Basket class that will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 9:30am – 3:30pm, or gear up for the holidays and Make your Own Bread Basket on Saturday, October 26 from 10am – 1pm.

 To register for or inquire about classes, please call Marcia Rogers, Education Coordinator, at 315.686.4123 x201 or email Marcia@TIArtsCenter.org.  Pick up a complete course catalog at the Thousand Islands Arts Center (314 John Street, Clayton) or visit TIAC online at TIArtsCenter.org and click on “Education.”

 The Thousand Islands Arts Center is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional arts and handcrafts through educational programs, classes, lectures, and exhibits.  Home to a nationally renowned permanent collection and library of handwoven textiles, the Arts Center also offers a wide variety of classes for all levels of students – from the beginner to the professional artist. The Thousand Islands Arts Center’s purpose is to encourage the art of handcrafts and to pass on the traditions of heritage arts.


Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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