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January 2020

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - Saturday, February 29, 2020
NYS Winter Classic Fishing Tournament
New York State’s Largest Winter-Fishing Tournament! Tournament Structure: Fish any NY State waterway, any time of day from January 1st through February 28th using any legal angling method (open water, ice fishing, stream & river fishing, etc.) for 7 categories of fish. This year’s event will feature a dual-event structure: Main Event – Submit fish
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Location: New York, NY - Anywhere in New York State
http://www.nysiceproam.com/WinterClassic/Home.html
www.fishdonkey.com

Description
New York State's Largest Winter-Fishing Tournament! Tournament Structure: Fish any NY State waterway, any time of day from January 1st through February 28th using any legal angling method (open water, ice fishing, stream & river fishing, etc.) for 7 categories of fish. This year's event will feature a dual-event structure: Main Event - Submit fish weight @ weigh stations or Online Event - Submit fish length via cellphone App. Register for one or both events! The online event features two levels of competition - Open and Major League. To register for online events: www.fishdonkey.com Only $25/Angler.

Sunday, January 19, 2020
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Snowtown USA Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Torchlight Parade
Join Snowtown for a beautiful evening at Dry Hill Ski Area. Torchlight Parade begins at 5:30 pm, followed by fireworks and live music. FREE

Location: Watertown, NY - Dry Hill Ski Area - 18160 Alpine Ridge
Contact: Dry Hill Ski Area
Phone: 315-782-8584

Description
Join Snowtown for a beautiful evening at Dry Hill Ski Area. Torchlight Parade begins at 5:30 pm, followed by fireworks and live music. FREE

Sunday, January 19, 2020
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Snowtown USA Military Appreciation Skate
FREE ice skating at the Watertown Municipal Arena for military members and their families. Also enjoy the NNY Photo Booth and DJ Johnny Spezzano. Note: Skates are limited and will be first come first served. Sponsored by Watertown Family YMCA

Location: Watertown, NY - Watertown Municipal Arena - 615- 657 William T. Field Drive
Contact: Watertown Municipal Arena
Phone: 315-785-1360

Description
FREE ice skating at the Watertown Municipal Arena for military members and their families. Also enjoy the NNY Photo Booth and DJ Johnny Spezzano. Note: Skates are limited and will be first come first served. Sponsored by Watertown Family YMCA

Monday, January 20, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Snowtown USA Pickle Ball
Join us to play this exciting racquet sport! FREE to ages 3+. All levels or experience and abilities are welcome.

Location: Sackets Harbor, NY - Sackets Harbor YMCA - 119 Pike Road
Contact: Sackets Harbor YMCA
Phone: 315-646-7053

Description
Join us to play this exciting racquet sport! FREE to ages 3+. All levels or experience and abilities are welcome.

Monday, January 20, 2020
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Snowtown USA Bowling
FREE bowling at Seaway Lanes! Limit one game per person. From 11:00 am – 12 pm, participants will be able to visit with Cookie Monster (of WPBS). Free face painting will be available from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Location: Watertown, NY - Seaway Lanes - 22116 US Route # 11
Contact: Seaway Lanes
Phone: 315-788-4050

Description
FREE bowling at Seaway Lanes! Limit one game per person. From 11:00 am - 12 pm, participants will be able to visit with Cookie Monster (of WPBS). Free face painting will be available from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Snowtown USA Trivia Night
Snowtown USA Trivia Night is a classic pub trivia style format with five rounds of trivia, to include an image round and name that tune. There is no limit to team size. Snowtown Trivia will focus on the history of Watertown, local legends, famous residents and of course all about the snow!

Location: Watertown, NY - Maggie's on the River - 500 Newell Street
Contact: Maggie's on the River
Phone: 315-405-4239

Description
Snowtown USA Trivia Night is a classic pub trivia style format with five rounds of trivia, to include an image round and name that tune. There is no limit to team size. Snowtown Trivia will focus on the history of Watertown, local legends, famous residents and of course all about the snow!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Snowtown USA Family Movie Night
Family Movie Night at Flower Memorial Library. Join us and watch “The Mighty Ducks” (PG, 1992) in the South Reading Room. Free for all ages.

Location: Watertown , NY - Flower Memorial Library - 229 Washington Street
Contact: Flower Memorial Library
Phone: 315-785-7705

Description
Family Movie Night at Flower Memorial Library. Join us and watch "The Mighty Ducks" (PG, 1992) in the South Reading Room. Free for all ages.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Watertown Wolves Home Games
The Watertown Wolves are minor professional hockey team in the Federal Hockey League based in Watertown, NY, and play home games at the Watertown Municipal Arena. he Wolves are the current Federal Hockey League Champions! Game Nights include varying themed evenings for extra fun. The team regularly stages tributes to local military members including those
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Location: Watertown, NY - Watertown Municipal Arena - 600 William T Field Drive
Contact: Watertown Wolves
https://www.watertownwolves.net/

Description
The Watertown Wolves are minor professional hockey team in the Federal Hockey League based in Watertown, NY, and play home games at the Watertown Municipal Arena. he Wolves are the current Federal Hockey League Champions! Game Nights include varying themed evenings for extra fun. The team regularly stages tributes to local military members including those at nearby Fort Drum. For updates on theme nights and opponents, and game time. Check out Wolves website.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Snowtown USA Paint and Sip Night
Enjoy an evening out with friends while letting your creativity flow. Paint on a 16 x 20 stretched canvas. Choose any color you like. Includes all art supplies, on drink and light snacks. Register online at www.nnypaintparty.com or pay at the door. Online reservations will guarantee your seat. Price is $45.00.

Location: Watertown, NY - Fairfield Inn & Suites - 250 Commerce Drive
Contact: Fairfield Inn and Suites
Phone: 315-788-2800
www.nnypaintparty.com

Description
Enjoy an evening out with friends while letting your creativity flow. Paint on a 16 x 20 stretched canvas. Choose any color you like. Includes all art supplies, on drink and light snacks. Register online at www.nnypaintparty.com or pay at the door. Online reservations will guarantee your seat. Price is $45.00.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Snowtown USA Craft Clean Out Night
We have odds and ends of leftover from old craft programs and we would like to share them with you. Join us in the Old Watertown Room to make and take various crafts. All supplies are on a first come first serve basis. This is a free Adult only program.

Location: Watertown, NY - Flower Memorial Library - 229 Washington Street
Contact: Flower Memorial Library
Phone: 315-785-7705

Description
We have odds and ends of leftover from old craft programs and we would like to share them with you. Join us in the Old Watertown Room to make and take various crafts. All supplies are on a first come first serve basis. This is a free Adult only program.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Snowtown USA DIY Paper Planes
Ever dream of flying your own airplane? While we might not be able to make the real thing come to life, we can help you make a small paper [email protected] All you need to do it cut, fold and fly! Four design options will be available. Ages 5 -10. Free.

Location: Watertown, NY - Flower Memorial Library - 229 Washington Street
Contact: Flower Memorial Library - 229 Washington Street
Phone: 315-785-7705

Description
Ever dream of flying your own airplane? While we might not be able to make the real thing come to life, we can help you make a small paper [email protected] All you need to do it cut, fold and fly! Four design options will be available. Ages 5 -10. Free.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Snowtown USA Preschool Pals Story Time
Join your pals for an interactive program of stories, rhymes, and music! Caregivers are encouraged to participate in the fun and must always stay with their child. Program is followed by a simple craft for families to enjoy together. For ages 3-5. FREE.

Location: Watertown, NY - Flower Memorial Library - 229 Washington Street
Contact: Flower Memorial Library - 229 Washington Street
Phone: 315-785-7705

Description
Join your pals for an interactive program of stories, rhymes, and music! Caregivers are encouraged to participate in the fun and must always stay with their child. Program is followed by a simple craft for families to enjoy together. For ages 3-5. FREE.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Snowtown USA Lego Club
Join us to build Snowtown themed LEGO scenes. All LEGOs will be provided for you. All ages are welcome. Free.

Location: Watertown, NY - Flower Memorial Library
Contact: Flower Memorial Library
Phone: 315-785-7705

Description
Join us to build Snowtown themed LEGO scenes. All LEGOs will be provided for you. All ages are welcome. Free.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Snowtown USA Mother Goose Story Time
Stories and songs for those toddlers who just want to go go go! This story time is immediately followed by a special playtime, Ages 0-2. Join us in Children’s Room. Free.

Location: Watertown, NY - Flower Memorial Library - 229 Washington Street
Contact: Flower Memorial Library
Phone: 315-785-7705

Description
Stories and songs for those toddlers who just want to go go go! This story time is immediately followed by a special playtime, Ages 0-2. Join us in Children's Room. Free.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - Saturday, January 25, 2020
Snowtown USA Film Festival
Snowtown Film Festival, a winter celebration of film, will be held on January 24-25, 2020 in historic downtown Watertown, NY. Now entering its fifth year, STFF has grown from a humble film-lover’s weekend to a community-wide celebration of filmmaking. Home of the flannel-casual red carpet reception, the festival features films from throughout the world that
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Location: Watertown, NY - Dulles State Office Building - 314 Washington Street
Contact: Snowtown Film Festival
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/snowtownfilmfestival/

Description
Snowtown Film Festival, a winter celebration of film, will be held on January 24-25, 2020 in historic downtown Watertown, NY. Now entering its fifth year, STFF has grown from a humble film-lover’s weekend to a community-wide celebration of filmmaking. Home of the flannel-casual red carpet reception, the festival features films from throughout the world that emphasize winter and the “North Country spirit”. Feature length official selections, a juried short film competition, filmmaker panel discussions and an awards ceremony have marked the two-day schedule, culminating in a unique, culturally-enriching event in the depth of lake effect snow season.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Backyard Explorers Winter Wonderland
Our junior Naturalists are back! Join Cecelia and Levi for the next Backyard Explorer installment. The sibling duo will lead a short hike though our winter wonderland, then return to the Nature Center for story-time and hot cocoa.

Location: Fineview, NY - Minna Anthony Nature Center-44927 Cross Island Road
Contact: Minna Anthony Nature Center
Phone: 315-482-2479
www.macnaturecenter.com

Description
Our junior Naturalists are back! Join Cecelia and Levi for the next Backyard Explorer installment. The sibling duo will lead a short hike though our winter wonderland, then return to the Nature Center for story-time and hot cocoa.

Sunday, January 26, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Snowtown USA Thompson Park Day
Snowtown USA Thompson Park Day 10:00 am – 1:00 pm FREE (Monetary Donations Accepted) Hot Air Balloon Rides (rides are tethered). Dog Sled Demonstrations and Meet the Dogs. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Through the Park. Snowtown USA Snowshoeing.

Location: Watertown, NY - Thompson Park - 1 Thompson Park
Contact: Thompson Park
Phone: 315-783-9185

Description
Snowtown USA Thompson Park Day 10:00 am - 1:00 pm FREE (Monetary Donations Accepted) Hot Air Balloon Rides (rides are tethered). Dog Sled Demonstrations and Meet the Dogs. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Through the Park. Snowtown USA Snowshoeing.

Sunday, January 26, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Snowtown USA Color the Zoo
The New York Zoo at Thompson Park will offer Snow Art. We welcome the community to decorate the lawns with snowmen, igloos, snow statues, etc. Join the fun at the Zoo. Regular zoo admission applies.

Location: Watertown, NY - Thompson Park Zoo - 1 Thompson Park
Contact: NYS Zoo at Thompson Park
Phone: 315-782-6180

Description
The New York Zoo at Thompson Park will offer Snow Art. We welcome the community to decorate the lawns with snowmen, igloos, snow statues, etc. Join the fun at the Zoo. Regular zoo admission applies.

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Winona Forest’s Stone Wall Walk/Run
The biggest party on snow! The highlight of the winter season! Be sure NOT to miss it – Winona Forest’s Stone Wall Snowshoe Event! No one needs to dread winter anymore. I know it’s tough to get out and run in winter. Slushy roads, cold temps, and darkness are just a few of the obstacles
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Location: Boylston, NY - CCC Camp - Route 90-Bargy Road
Contact: Winona Forest
[email protected]
www.runreg.com/the-stone-wall-5k-snowshoe

Description
The biggest party on snow! The highlight of the winter season! Be sure NOT to miss it - Winona Forest's Stone Wall Snowshoe Event! No one needs to dread winter anymore. I know it's tough to get out and run in winter. Slushy roads, cold temps, and darkness are just a few of the obstacles we face. With snowshoe races like this, you will stay in shape, and truly experience what winter in the Tug Hill offers. For you veterans, you know what I'm talking about. But for those trying this snowshoe race for the first time, the "Stone Wall" has evolved into one of the biggest snowshoe events in the country, and for good reason. With reliable Tug Hill snow, unique awards, a snowshoe give away, and a fantastic post race party that includes complimentary hot foods and music, this is the "NOT TO MISS" event of the winter season. Choose from a 5K citizen's distance that accomodates all ability levels, and is family friendly. Choose to race, run, or walk with friends. The 10K course is one you will never forget, and is designed for those who are very fit, with snowshoe running experience. If you want to walk the 10K distance, please make arrangements for an earlier start time. Race venue is conveniently located 6 miles off Exit 39 (Mannsville exit) from I81, at CCC Camp/Rt 90/Bargy Road. Do not use your navigation device to guide you to the race venue, as it does not know that some roads in the area are seasonal roads, not plowed in the winter time. Don't have snowshoes? No problem, just add them to your registration. Register by January 10 and receive a “2019 Stone Wall” Souvenir Register online at https://www.runreg.com/the-stone-wall-5k-snowshoe DATE / TIME: Sunday, January 20, 10:00 A.M. REGISTRATION: 8:30 A.M. -9:45 A.M. Snail mail, email, or online. Online closes January 19 at noon. COURSE: Mixture of groomed trail, single track packed, and virgin snow single track. REQUIREMENTS: Must wear snowshoes, or your results will not be recorded. AID STATIONS: NONE for 5K. One on 10K route, which you will pass by twice. Gatorade and water available. ENTRY: PreReg 5K and 10K - $25 Race Day: Add $5 HOST LODGING: Discounted rates available at the Tailwater Lodge, Just mention Winona Race. DIRECTIONS: Take Rt. I-81 to exit 39, Mannsville Exit. Head East on County Route 90 to stop sign in Mannsville. Go through stop, and continue on East 90 for total of 6 miles. Look for “WINONA RACE” signs. LOANER SNOWSHOES: E-mail me to reserve ASAP. DION racing snowshoes and others available for $5. REFRESHMENTS: After party and awards will take place at 11N bar & grill 5233 US Route 11, Pulaski, NY FACILITIES: There is a warm building for registration, and a cold Porta-pottie at the parking area. AWARDS: Top 3 Over-all Male and Female recognized for the 5k and 10K DISCLAIMER: Winter weather is very unpredictable. Please plan accordingly. Downed trees, deep snow, extreme cold, wild animals, open water, and creek crossings are all possible. Torrential downpours as well (2016). If no snow, it will be a trail run. What you get… •Pre-register by January 10, receive a commemorative Stone Wall Souvenir •To participate in the biggest party on snow, you are sure to make some memories •To walk or run on a professionally designed well-marked scenic course through Winona •A post-race party at 11N bar and grill, free food, awards, and purchasable menu items. •Option to purchase commemorative Stone Wall apparel (on Runreg site) •A chance to win a pair of Dion Racing Snowshoes – new race model 120. (At Post-Race Party)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Watertown Wolves Home Games
The Watertown Wolves are minor professional hockey team in the Federal Hockey League based in Watertown, NY, and play home games at the Watertown Municipal Arena. he Wolves are the current Federal Hockey League Champions! Game Nights include varying themed evenings for extra fun. The team regularly stages tributes to local military members including those
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Location: Watertown, NY - Watertown Municipal Arena - 600 William T Field Drive
Contact: Watertown Wolves
https://www.watertownwolves.net/

Description
The Watertown Wolves are minor professional hockey team in the Federal Hockey League based in Watertown, NY, and play home games at the Watertown Municipal Arena. he Wolves are the current Federal Hockey League Champions! Game Nights include varying themed evenings for extra fun. The team regularly stages tributes to local military members including those at nearby Fort Drum. For updates on theme nights and opponents, and game time. Check out Wolves website.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - Sunday, February 9, 2020
Alexandria Bay Winter Carnival
Among the activities planned are a bonfire with hot dogs, cocoa and s’mores, a community snow sculpture activity, the Army Band performing at the Macsherry Library, a family scavenger hunt, winter Olympics, Alexandria Bay Figure Skating show, basketball and volleyball contests, a movie afternoon, sledding, outdoor skating at the golf course, and more. More details
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Location: Alexandria Bay, NY - Village of Alexandria Bay
Contact: Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce
[email protected]
www.visitalexbay.org

Description
Among the activities planned are a bonfire with hot dogs, cocoa and s’mores, a community snow sculpture activity, the Army Band performing at the Macsherry Library, a family scavenger hunt, winter Olympics, Alexandria Bay Figure Skating show, basketball and volleyball contests, a movie afternoon, sledding, outdoor skating at the golf course, and more. More details will be available closer to the event.

Friday, January 31, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Watertown Wolves Home Games
The Watertown Wolves are minor professional hockey team in the Federal Hockey League based in Watertown, NY, and play home games at the Watertown Municipal Arena. he Wolves are the current Federal Hockey League Champions! Game Nights include varying themed evenings for extra fun. The team regularly stages tributes to local military members including those
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Location: Watertown, NY - Watertown Municipal Arena - 600 William T Field Drive
Contact: Watertown Wolves
https://www.watertownwolves.net/

Description
The Watertown Wolves are minor professional hockey team in the Federal Hockey League based in Watertown, NY, and play home games at the Watertown Municipal Arena. he Wolves are the current Federal Hockey League Champions! Game Nights include varying themed evenings for extra fun. The team regularly stages tributes to local military members including those at nearby Fort Drum. For updates on theme nights and opponents, and game time. Check out Wolves website.

Friday, January 31, 2020 - Saturday, February 1, 2020
1000 Islands Pond Hockey Classic
The Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce is proud to organize the 1000 Islands Pond Hockey Classic this year! Join us for our Welcoming party and check-in, Friday night at Bonnie Castle Resort. Tournament will begin Saturday at Swan Bay Resort(location is subject to change based on ice conditions). For more info or to register your
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Location: Alexandria Bay, NY - Swan Bay Resort
Contact: Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 315-482-9531
[email protected]
www.riverhockeyclassic.com
www.visitalexbay.org

Description
The Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce is proud to organize the 1000 Islands Pond Hockey Classic this year! Join us for our Welcoming party and check-in, Friday night at Bonnie Castle Resort. Tournament will begin Saturday at Swan Bay Resort(location is subject to change based on ice conditions). For more info or to register your team, visit us at www.riverhockeyclassic.com.