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150th Anniversary of Village of Clayton History at Noon Events


ADDITIONAL EVENTS WILL BE ADDED AS THEY BECOME CONFIRMED!
2022 History at Noon Lecture Series
The Thousand Islands Museum, the Clayton Historian, the Clayton Opera House, and the Clayton Sesquicentennial Historical Committee are pleased to bring the popular History at Noon lecture series to the Clayton Opera House in 2022.

Presentations will be held at 12 Noon at the Clayton Opera House, 3rd Floor.

January 12th:
Clayton by Rail, by Adirondack Railroad Engineer Larry Girard.
February 9th:
Birth and Origin of the St. Lawrence Skiff, by ABM Curator Matt Macvittie
March 9th:
History of the Clayton Opera House, by Opera House Director Julie Garnsey.
April 13th:
Fishing and Fishing Guides, by members of the Fishing Guide Association.
May 11th:
75th Anniversary of Reinman’s Department Store, by the Reinman Family.
June 8th:
135th Anniversary Clayton Fire Dept, by members of the Clayton Fire Dept.
July 13th:
Mysterious Origins of T.I. Dressing, by Eric Roberts and Andrea Reeves.
August 10th:
Frink’s Snow-Plow Factory, by Carl Reinman, Grandson of Carl Frink.
September 14th:
Grindstone influences on Clayton, by Grindstone Heritage Center Board.
October 12th:
Depauville influences on Clayton, by the Depauville Free Library Board.
November 9th:
70th Anniversary Hawn Memorial Library, by board members and staff.
December 14th:
Naming of Clayton Village Streets, by the Clayton Historian Tom LaClair

Recommended admission is a $5.00 donation or non-perishable food item that will go to an area food pantry.

MASKS REQUIRED & SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED

2022 Hashing Over History Program Series
The Thousand Islands Museum, Clayton Historian, and the Clayton Sesquicentennial Historical Committee is pleased to bring you the popular Hashing over History program January – March 2022.

With the 150th Anniversary of the incorporation of Clayton on April 17th, 1872, we have invited citizens of our community to share memories and experiences from their earlier years in and around Clayton.

Each of the programs will be held at 10am, lasting about an hour, at the Clayton Opera House 3rd Floor.

Wednesday, January 12th:
Shirley Carpenter.
Wednesday, January 19th:
Marie “DeeDee” Heyman.
Wednesday, January 26th:
Fran Gray.
Wednesday, February 2nd:
Marilyn Hutchinson.
Wednesday, February 9th:
Fritz Delaney.
Wednesday, February 16th:
Delinda “Dee” Fuller.
Wednesday, February 23rd:
Becky Pacific.
Wednesday, March 2nd:
Wilburt Wahl.
Wednesday, March 9th:
Brad Minnick.
Wednesday, March 16th:
Dave Kay.
Wednesday, March 23rd:
Charlie Stage.
Wednesday, March 30th:
Carol Williams.

MASKS REQUIRED & SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED

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27th Annual Festival of Trees – TI Museum – Clayton


FESTIVAL OF TREES – We are again holding our Festival of Trees which includes the Memory Tree and Christmas Raffles. Starting November 16th and running until December 16th on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday form 10-4.

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Winter Wonder Lights at Zoo New York – Watertown


Enjoy exploring the Zoo while it is lit up and decorated with holiday lights! Various winter activities and special guests will be hosted throughout the event.

Weekend starting November 25th, 2022, until January 8th, 2023

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A North Country Festival of Trees – Salmon Run Mall – Watertown


This unique festival highlights the spirit of the season with activities throughout the weekend for the entire family.

Public Viewing
– Fri-Sun Nov 25 – Nov 27 (10a-5p)
– Thurs Dec 1 (4p-7a)
– Fri Dec 2 (12p-3p)
– Sat Dec 3 (10-5p)
– Sun Dec 4 (10a-2p)
Live Auction/Gala–Friday Dec 2nd, 6pm-90pm RSVP Required.
For more info:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (315) 785-5745

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River of Lights Brockville


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The River of Lights is a free holiday light display on Blockhouse Island which includes thousands of twinkle lights, flood lights, and other lighting effects set to music. Tune in your car radio and enjoy the show from the comfort of your vehicle. The light and music show runs nightly from November 26-January 1 from 6-10pm making the trees dance with lights as a mix of contemporary music and classic holiday tunes entertain you. The hour before and after the full show is a static light show (no music) that features softly lit trees that slowly change from one colour to another.

Address: 30 Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville, ON

Contact number:  613-342-8772

Starting Saturday, November 26, 2022, join us every night on Blockhouse Island for the River of Lights presented by Canarm. Show runs nightly until January 2, 2023.
Times:
Full light and sound show 6:00pm to 10:00pm (daily)
Lights only (no music) 5:00pm to 6:00pm and 10:00pm to 11:00pm
Every night until Monday January 2, 2023 (weather permitting).
Join us at this FREE, family friendly, daily event throughout December 2022.
Location:
Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville (at the base of Market St. West at Water Street).
Public washrooms in the harbour building (on site) will be open daily until 9:00pm.

The River of Lights is a COVID-19 safe holiday light display on Blockhouse Island which includes thousands of twinkle lights and flood lights set to music. Set your car radio to 88.1FM and enjoy the show from the comfort of your vehicle. The first and final hours each night display a static light show (no music), while between 6:00pm and 10:00pm each night the light and sound show will run in a loop, making the trees dance with lights as a mix of contemporary music and classic holiday tunes entertain you.
Please practice all necessary health and safety guidance while on the event grounds.
City of Brockville / River of Lights
Contact: 613-342-8772

 

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Fall for Leaf Science – Rivergate Trail – Clayton


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Rivergate Trail on the S. Gerald Ingerson Preserve

Investigate the science of fall leaves and see how many different colors we can collect along the way as we take a walk on the Rivergate Trail.

Red, yellow, orange and gold – do you know why leaves change color in the fall? Join us for a walk along the Rivergate trail as we investigate the science of fall leaves and see how many different colors we can collect along the way.

Wild Wednesdays are free and open to the public. Participants must be accompanied by an adult.

We will meet at the Rivergate trailhead parking lot, located in Clayton:

East Line Road, Clayton, NY 13624

Please register in advance by emailing [email protected], by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or by signing up below.

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Northern Lights- A New Holiday Tradition- Evans Mills Speedway


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Northern Lights, the newest holiday tradition is a personal vehicle and bus drive-through holiday light display experience and is in preparation for its inaugural year in 2022. The event is expected to open Dec 1st and operate weekly through New Year’s weekend from 5:00pm – 10:00pm every Thursday through Sunday. The drive-through course will take patrons through EMRP’s facility including driving onto the racetrack and through the pit area and midway.

Evans Mills Raceway Park (EMRP) will be transformed from an asphalt oval racing facility into a holiday wonderland in conjunction with community partners and Brandano Displays, Inc. Brandano Displays is providing an unforgettable professional experience.

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Santa Arrives at Salmon Run Mall – Watertown


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Santa will be back for the holiday season at Salmon Run Mall beginning Thursday, December 1st! Santa and his elves will be located near the Hobby Lobby end of the mall. Photo packages to capture keepsake memories will also be available for purchase, and visits are always free! Santa will be at Salmon Run Mall through Christmas Eve during the following hours: Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. On Christmas Eve, Santa’s hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In conjunction with Cherry Hill Programs and Autism Speaks, Salmon Run Mall will host a sensory-friendly Santa event on Sunday, December 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Individuals with special needs and their families can experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa during this event created just for them. This compassionate, sensory-friendly event allows families with children with all spectrums of special needs to experience the tradition of a Santa visit in a comforting environment prior to public hours. Space is limited and families are encouraged to reserve a time in advance. Photo packages will also be available for purchase. Donations will also be collected on behalf of Autism Speaks.

On Monday, December 5th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pet parents can bring in their favorite pet (cats or dogs only please) and have photos taken with Santa. Various photo packages will be available for purchase. Donations will also be collected on behalf of The Humane Society of the United States.

For more information on visits and photos with Santa, Sensory Santa and Pet Photos. For more information on the holiday season and upcoming events at Salmon Run Mall, be sure to log on to www.shopsalmonrunmall.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

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Shop Clayton Kick Off Night – Clayton


Get an early start on your holiday shopping, avoid
the crowds, and shop local!

Our goal is to entice people to come out and kick off the Christmas shopping season in Clayton.

This will be the official kick off to Shop Clayton
on December 3rd, leading up to the
Clayton Christmas Parade.

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Christmas Parade of Lights – Carthage


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Theme – Don’t stop believing…In Christmas! Please bring a nonperishable food or personal care item for VEM Food Pantry. Donations must be delivered to the Announcers stage prior to the parade.

REMEMBER TO EMBRACE THE THEME AND GET CREATIVE WITH WHAT “DON’T STOP BELIEVING IN CHRISTMAS” MEANS TO YOU.

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The Polar Express 2004 Movie – Clayton Opera House


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Sponsored by WWTI ABC50
Friday, December 2, 7pm. Doors open at 6:15pm
Tickets are $5 each and include cookies, hot cocoa, and a photo with the Conductor. Golden ‘believe’ tickets and bells are available for purchase for an extra $5.
Ticket link: Tickets | The Polar Express 2022 / The Polar Express 2022, Sponsored by WWTI ABC50 at Clayton Opera House, Clayton, NY on 12/2/2022 7:00 pm | Clayton Opera House

Stop by the Clayton Opera House for an interactive movie: The Polar Express. Bring your favorite sleeping bag or lawn chair to sit on- the performance hall floor will be open with no chairs! (The balcony will also be available with regular seating, but hot cocoa and cookies will not be served.)

Before the movie starts, there will be music, meet the conductor, and get your ‘believe’ tickets punched. At 6:50pm (movie starts at 7), there will be an introduction which explains what to expect during the movie: character interactions with the audience, receiving hot cocoa and cookies, etc.

Pictures with the Conductor and the receiving of your jingle bell will happen AFTER the movie.

 

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Clow’s Christmas Trail – Brockville, ON


Take a walk thru our 1.5 km illuminated holiday trail and experience some Christmas magic within our hidden Christmas Village! Visit our new Candy Cane Diner and Whoville Drive, plus numerous other new displays. Clow’s Fire Hall, Ice Castle, Santa’s Cabin, Elf Lodge, Mistletoe Bridge and many other displays are along the path for all to enjoy.
Santa and Mrs. Claus make guest appearances on various nights, along with special characters walking the trail and greeting all for pictures A spectacular newly created narrative light show on the barn with life size reindeer is at the entrance for all to enjoy. There is a bonfire and hot chocolate/popcorn along the trail to warm up.
We are open weekends in December (Friday, Sat. & Sunday), starting Dec 2 along with the entire week of Dec 19, closed Dec 24 & 25 and last night is Dec 26th. Dress according to the weather as this is an outdoor event.
Tickets can be purchased at Clows.ca or at the admission booth. Check our website for updates, special announcements and like us on Facebook.
2224 Hallecks Rd West
BROCKVILLE

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60th Annual Christmas Parade, Activities & Fireworks – Clayton


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PARADE 6PM (DOWNTOWN CLAYTON) – 315.686.3771 Shop, dine & enjoy family activities 10am-6pm. Parade begins at 6pm with fireworks following.

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Kris Kringle Market


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Who doesn’t love an old-fashioned, magical Christmas?! Snow falling, chestnuts roasting, snuggling by a cozy fire, the aroma of warm spiced wine in the air, and a visit from Santa. Well, step back in time and into the spirit of the holiday season at the 18th Annual Kris Kringle Market at Thousand Islands Winery®. Centrally located between Alexandria Bay and Clayton, the Kris Kringle Market is part of the weekend-long holiday extravaganza in the Thousand Islands region which includes a holiday arts & crafts show, breakfast with Santa, Clayton’s annual Christmas parade, the Festival of Trees and much more. This year’s market will be a one-day event on Saturday, December 3rd, from 11 AM – 4 PM held in the historic Thousand Islands Winery® Barn Loft. The emphasis of Thousand Islands Winery® is to promote craft and artisan vendors with locally made products. This provides our guests a chance to experience amazing products made right here in the north country.

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The Elve’s Fair at TI Art Center


Mark your calendars! This year TIAC will be brimming with extra holiday cheer. On December 3 we are opening our doors and inviting the community to a day of shopping, free gift wrapping, activities, auctions, warm beverages, and more! We’re looking for vendors to fill our galleries, so take a look at our website for application information and guidelines.

The Thousand Islands Arts Center is excited to introduce a new holiday shopping event and we invite you to participate! Our galleries and classrooms will be transformed into a festive family-friendly experience full of vendors, crafts, gift-wrapping, hot cocoa, and more. Held on the same day as the popular Clayton Christmas Parade (when the town is filled with visitors!), The Elves’ Fair will be the place to go for holiday shopping and free gift wrapping.

Vendor spaces are limited and open to quality, hand-crafted items, fine arts, and unique gifts (commercially made items are not allowed). Suggested price range for goods is $25-$60. Stocking stuffers do especially well! Vendors keep 100% of proceeds from their sales.

 

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Winter Wonderland Walk – Minna Anthony Nature Center


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Let’s kick off the holiday season with a winter hike and hot cocoa to warm up afterward!

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Santa Central: Meet Santa, Holiday Activities, Bouncy House – Clayton Opera House


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Stop into the Opera House and get warm while waiting for the Christmas Parade! We will have hot cocoa and snacks available for purchase.

Let your little ones meet Santa Clause, participate in some holiday activities, enjoy the bouncy house, and more!

No entrance fee!

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15th Annual Holiday Art & Crafts Show – Macsherry Library -Alexandria Bay


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The Macsherry Library in Alexandria Bay will host its 15th annual Holiday Art & Crafts Show on Saturday December 3rd from 10am to 3pm. The show features regional artisans whose work has included ceramics, handmade jewelry, artwork, photographs, herbal wares, local maple products, and more. The annual Christmas Creations Raffle that benefits local nonprofit groups has some really unique items this time around and there are door prizes to win. This event is free & open to the public. Call 482-2241 for more information.

 

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Northern Choral Society Christmas Concert


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Join in the holiday merriment as we gather to celebrate the season in song at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 200 Parker St., Watertown. Tickets: Adults $13; Seniors $11; Students/Children under 18 $8. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Kinney Drugs location on Washington St., Watertown.

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Northern Choral Society Christmas Concert


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Join in the holiday merriment as we gather to celebrate the season in song at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 200 Parker St., Watertown. Tickets: Adults $13; Seniors $11; Students/Children under 18 $8. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Kinney Drugs location on Washington St., Watertown.

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Alexandria Bay Christmas Tree Lighting


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The Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its Eighth Annual
Christmas Tree Lighting on December 7, 2022, at 6 p.m. on Upper James Street in Alexandria Bay.

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TILT Ice Hike at Foster-Blake Preserve – Clayton


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Join TILT for our last Trek of the year and embrace the start of winter along the St. Lawrence River! Enjoy a wandering hike through the forest at Foster-Blake Woods Preserve and learn about the different forms of ice that form in and along the River.

See needle ice pushing up through the spoil, listen to the sounds of frazil ice and brash ice clunking together along the water’s edge, and swap stories of treacherous black ice.

Remember to BYOT (bring your own thermos) and wear warm clothing and boots suitable for winter walking; traction devices are recommended.

We will meet at the Trailhead parking area at 11:00 am.

Join us at our beautiful Foster-Blake Woods Preserve https://tilandtrust.org/explore/preserves-trails/foster-blake-woods-preserve located at

37373-37351 NY 12-E, Clayton NY 13624

Please register by emailing [email protected], by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345

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Christmas on the Farm – Old McDonalds Farm – Sackets Harbor


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Old McDonald’s Farm will hold its annual Christmas on the Farm event for three days this year, on Sunday, Nov 27, and again on Saturday and Sunday, Dec 10 and 11, from 10 am to 3 pm, at 14369 County Route 145, in Sackets Harbor.

Meet Santa — plus meet Olaf, Elsa, and Ana — in the beautiful Gathering Barn at Old McDonald’s Farm. Visitors can also view the animals in their winter homes, including the farm’s two reindeer, Sven and Jingle Bells.

Admission is $8 per person, and visitors are welcome to take their own photos. Unfortunately, season passes, discounts, and coupons will not be accepted for these three special days.

For more information about the Christmas on the Farm days, please call Old McDonald’s Farm at 315-583-5737 or visit the Farm’s website.

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10th Mountain Division Band – A North Country Carol: Simple Gifts – Clayton Opera House


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*There is no cost to this concert but there will be reserved seating. Seats can be reserved through the link below, by calling the box office (315-686-2200), or at the door the night of the show.
*https://tickets.claytonoperahouse.com/orderticketsvenue.asp?p=588
*The 10th Mountain Division Band is excited to return to the Clayton Opera House this December for its fourth annual holiday performance “A North Country Carol: Simple Gifts.” Through music, the 10th Mountain Division Band will represent and champion, to the widest degree, the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, and the U.S. Army throughout the North Country and surrounding regions with impeccable military bearing, professionalism, and high-quality musical products. We will use music to build community, steward tradition, bolster troop morale, and honor the fallen in accordance with the senior mission commander’s strategic communication objectives, as well as all published guidelines, policies, and regulations. Featuring the band’s concert band “Riva Winds” and rock/pop ensemble “Avalanche,” they will perform a one-hour concert.

History of the band: The 10th Mountain Division (LI) Band was originally constituted in the Army of the United States as the 505th Coast Artillery Band on 13 April 1942. This band was activated on 20 June 1942 at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts. It was later reorganized and redesignated as the Army Ground Forces Band on 27 June 1944, relocating to Italy only to be inactivated the following year, 25 September 1945. The band would later be redesignated twice thereafter. First, as the 232nd Army Band on 17 May 1947 and then again as the 10th Infantry Division Band on 18 June 1948. This unit was allotted to the Regular Army on 25 June 1948 and activated on 1 July that same year at Fort Riley, Kansas. The band would be relocated yet again, this time to Fort Benning, Georgia where it was later inactivated on 14 June 1958. Another period of redesignation took place on 3 November 1987 whereby the band received its current name as the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Band. In addition, the band was relocated to Fort Drum, New York.

The 10th Mountain Division (LI) Band earned World War II campaign credit for service -in Italy, was deployed to Florida for Hurricane Andrew Relief (1993), to Haiti for Operation Uphold Democracy (1994-1995), and supported Ice Crisis in 1998, performing for ice storm victims and relief volunteers throughout northern New York.

In the winter of 1999-2000 the band deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Forge performing holiday music for US troops as well as the local Bosnian people. In February 2002 the band deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation KFOR, performing for troops and civilians in the towns of Cernica and Ponces, Kosovo. A portion of the band deployed to Afghanistan in 2003 to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

The 10th Mountain Division (LI) Band was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VII in January of 2006, and again in October of 2010. During both deployments, the band provided musical support not only for U.S. forces but also for International Security and Assistance Forces (ISAF) throughout the Afghani Theater. During their support of OEF VII, twenty members of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Band were deployed to Muzzaffarabad, Kashmir (Pakistan). Those twenty soldiers performed as a Force Protection team for humanitarian workers supporting relief efforts in response to the earthquake that rocked the area on October 8th, 2005.

The 10th Mountain Division (LI) Band was also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VI in May of 2008. While deployed, the band supported ceremonies, and was instrumental in maintaining soldier readiness by improving troop morale through music.

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Holiday Bonanza – Minna Anthony Nature Center


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Come enjoy some holiday cheer at our Holiday Bonanza! There will be live music, craft vendors,
food, and crafts. Enjoy chatting with family and friends at this fun, community event.

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Family Winter Gala – Watertown


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Matteson Property Matteson proudly presents the Family Winter Gala.

Mother/Son, Father/Daughter, Grandparents/Grandchildren, the whole family is invited to join us for a fun filled night of dancing, appetizers, desserts, drinks, and family photos all while supporting an important cause.

$25 Per Ticket

Ticket Price Includes:

Appetizers, Desserts, Soft Drinks, and a cash bar provided by Bad Apple Garage

DJ Service provided by Big Daddy DJ Service

Professional Photos available by Monarch Photography

This is a formal event. Come dressed to impress!

All proceeds from this event go directly towards the services and support that the Watertown Urban Mission provides for those in a housing emergency.

Faichney Drive Business Complex (Former Bruce Write Memorial) 1291 Faichney Drive Watertown, NY 13601

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Aaron Tippin Acoustic Trio – Clayton Opera


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Doors open at 7pm
Tickets $55/$50/$45 (Side/Center/Premium)

Tickets are on sale to Patrons only. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Aaron is a country music singer, songwriter and record producer who gained a recording contract with RCA Nashville in 1990. His debut single “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” is a popular anthem for American Soldiers and helped to establish Aaron as a performer with songs that catered to the American working class.

Aaron has released a total of nine studio albums and two compilations, with six gold certifications and one platinum certification. He has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio,” “That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You,” and “Kiss This” were all number one hits. He also has the top ten hits “You’ve Got to Stand for Something,” “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way,” “My Blue Angel,” “Workin’ Man’s Ph.D.,” “For You I Will” and “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly.”

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Christmas Party at Sponges the kid’s place!


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Sponges the kid place is at Sponges the kid place.
Come play and celebrate Christmas!!
-admission $20.00
-serving pizza, dessert, drinks 🍕
-Christmas craft ✂️ 🎨
-Christmas games
-gifts for all the kids 🎁
-1.5 hours of open play in our facility
❄️ Plus the most important part!!!! ❄️
-SANTA WILL MAKE AN APPEARANCE FOR PHOTOS AND TO TELL HIM ALL YOUR BIG WISHES♥️ 🌲 🎅
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Sign up on the open play page! Make sure you click the red button to sign up!! (Not under orange open play button) PLUS special pricing for members!      https://spongesthekidplace.com/

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It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre – Clayton Opera House


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It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre
Saturday, December 17, 7:30pm
Doors open at 7pm

Tickets $10/$15/$20 (Side/Center/Premium)

Purchase tickets here, call the box office (315-686-2200), or walk-up during box office hours (11am-5pm Tues-Fri)

The stage is set. It’s Christmas Eve in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard to perform that evening’s broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life and keep the station afloat. This clever stage adaptation breathes new life into the poignant story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls. The story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls is juxtaposed against a time of failing banks, devastatingly high unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing. The circumstances are eerily familiar, and over 60 years later, this story remains as fresh and relevant as ever. Its message of hope and optimism is the perfect antidote to holiday cynicism.

This live theater production is complete with “On Air” signs, multi-tasking actors and plenty of sound effects. It is as if you are sitting in your living room listening to the radio broadcast the scenes in the movie. You will need to bring your imagination and come prepared to be transformed to the town of Bedford Falls in 1940.

 

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First Day of Winter – Minna Anthony Nature Center


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Come listen to a children’s story and then feed birds at our very own bird feeder station.

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Christmas Carol – Theatre Kingston


Now in its 31th anniversary season, John D. Huston performs A Christmas Carol narrating and playing all the characters from Scrooge to Tiny Tim in the traditional storytelling that Charles Dickens himself used. After 30 years Huston admits, “I’m still in love with this wonderful story & magnificent characters.”

“Powerful one-man theatre…in the hands of a master storyteller.”
-The National Post

“A Christmas Carol a la Dickens.” – (The Globe and Mail)

“You’ll be haunted if you miss it.” – Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

This year marks John’s 31th anniversary touring Dickens’ solo version of A Christmas Carol, a show he has performed over 700 times since 1992 at venues across Canada including The National Arts Centre, Theatre Passe Muraille & Ottawa’s Gladstone Theatre. In 2017 he was nominated as Best Actor for the 2016 theatre season by Ottawa’s Capital Critics’ Circle for his run of A Christmas Carol at Ottawa’s Gladstone Theatre.

December 17th @ 7:30 pm

December 18th @ 3:30 pm

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1000 Islands River Santa Festival – Alexandria Bay


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Downtown Alexandria Bay, Traditional Hayrides, Food & Drinks, Face Painting, Souvenir Photos.

Santa arrives at 11:00 am with children’s gifts.

Free drawing for a $100 Walmart gift card.

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Holiday Cookie Decorating with Mo’ Cookies Please! – Lyric Coffee House – Clayton


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Join us at the Lyric Coffee House on Sunday, December 18th from 3-5pm for Holiday Cookie Decorating with Mo’ Cookies Please!
You will learn the basics of creating 6 festive cookies and have so much fun doing it!!
*Dress festive + be entered to win a Lyric Gift Basket Raffle!!*
Tickets are $50 each and space is limited!
Call 315-686-4700 or stop in to secure your spot!
Payment is due at sign-up.
Decorating supplies, cookies + 1 complimentary beverage is included!

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Tree Lighting & Ornament Making – Redwood Hill Preserve – Redwood


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Celebrate the winter season. Listen to the story, “The Night Tree,” and create edible ornaments for the wildlife. Help to decorate the tree and then countdown until it illuminates!

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Winter Discoveries – Minna Anthony Nature Center


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Stop in for a Winter Discoveries activity sheet and explore the outdoors with the entire family.

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Winter Adaptation Exploration – Redwood Hill Preserve


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People put on warm boots and coats or snuggle up in cozy homes to escape winter’s chill. But, how do wild animals withstand winter’s extremes? Join us for a fun filled, interactive adaptation exploration to learn all about the ways that animals are the winter survival champions. This special holiday break program will be held from 1:00-3:00 pm!

Wild Wednesdays are free and open to the public. Participants must be accompanied by an adult.

We will meet at the at Indian River Lakes Conservancy’s Redwood Hill Preserve:

44010 Stine Rd., Redwood, NY 13679

Please register in advance by emailing [email protected], by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or by signing up below.

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New Year’s Eve Presenting “Saturday Night Fever” A Disco – 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel – Clayton


Enjoy: Overnight Accommodations, Bottle of Champagne in your guest room, Cocktail Reception 7;00 pm – 8:00 pm, Exquisite Dinner Stations 8:00 pm, Four additional hours of Open Bar, Dancing 8:30 pm – 12:30 am, Champagne Toast at Midnight with a Balloon Drop, Hats and Noise Makers. Breakfast Buffet New Year’s Day 8:00 am – 11:00 am. Check out time at Noon.

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CCC Camp, Winona Forest – Mannsville


Welcome back to an exciting ski season in the forest! For 2023, the Try-It ski event will again feature the beautiful Cross Leg Trail. Built last summer, Cross Leg offers a wide, sweeping trail that will work well for both skate style and classical cross-country skiing. The Classical Race will be 9K, and there is a choice for the Skate Race; 1 loop for 9K, or 2 loops for 18K.

This is a great time for people to come out and explore the Winona Forest on skis. This race is designed for people of all ages, abilities, and levels. It is a good time to enjoy the forest with family and friends and explore the trails. For those participating in the Winona Forest Tourathon on February 11, 2023, it is a great opportunity to train.

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Where: CCC Camp in Mannsville, NY
(Directions can be found on the Winona Forest website)
Start time Classical Race: 9:00 AM (Mass start)
Start time Skate Races: 12:00 PM (Mass Start)
Day of Race bib pick-up: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at CCC Camp for Classical race.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at CCC Camp for Skate races.
Cost: $35.00 for each race
Registration can be completed through the link at www.winonaforest.com or directly at www.skireg.com
Please adhere to the following guidelines:

Bib pick-up will be at the barn.
Flouro Free Wax ONLY
There will be no warming up or cooling down on the course. There is a groomed trail (Pussycat) directly behind CCC Camp that can be used.
Cookies and hot beverages will be provided after each race.
All participants will receive a commemorative race keepsake.
Please bring your own hydration/energy snacks. None will be provided on the course.
There is a place to drop any equipment/snacks/water bottles at the first turn on the course.
Please check the Winona Forest Recreation Association Facebook page for weather related cancelations/delays as well as any updates.

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Winter Weather Watchers – Macsherry Trail on Crooked Creek


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Become a winter weather watcher as we walk along the Macsherry trail to learn how snowflakes are formed, what types of clouds are in the sky, what causes frost and so much more!

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The Trews – Clayton Opera House


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Tickets are $30/$35/$40 (General Admission/Side Balcony/Center Balcony)
Tickets | The Trews – Full Band Acoustic 2023 | Clayton Opera House
**This event is standing room only in the performance hall orchestra with a bar (cash and debit cards accepted). Balcony side and center seating is available.

The achievements of rock ‘n’ roll heavyweights The Trews are many and mighty, highlighted by multiple radio hits drawn from seven critically acclaimed studio albums plus several EPs, a pair of live records, and a retrospective. Among the most prolific, electrifying, and innovative bands on the planet, The Trews — singer/guitarist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, drummer Chris Gormley, and keyboardist Jeff Heisholt — have shared stages with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Weezer, Bruce Springsteen to Rich Robinson, the latter collaboration culminating in three blazing tracks on the band’s latest, The Wanderer, cut in Nashville with the onetime Black Crowes guitarist. Amid the global pandemic, which halted both the Nashville sessions and tour plans for 2018’s epic Civilianaires album, The Trews completed The Wanderer at home in Canada with producers Derek Hoffman and Eric Ratz, emerging with their fiercest and most accomplished set of songs to date, and a heck of backstory to boot.

 

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1000 Islands Pond Hockey Classic 2023 – Alexandria Bay


Location is dependent on ice conditions/weather and is subject to change at any time**

Bonnie Castle Manor (Boathouse)

Register your team by January 21st @ www.riverhockeyclassic.com

Games begin Saturday @ 9 am

ENTER A TEAM TODAY!
3 on 3 Pond Hockey with Max 4 Players Per Team (35+ has a 5-player max)
$400 Entry Fee
5 Co-Ed Divisions
100′ x 50′ Rinks With 18″ High Boards
High Powered Light Towers for Night Games
Power Brooms Clean Ice After Each Game
Fire Department Floods Ice at Night
5 – DIVISIONS
All Divisions are CO-ED

Divisions may be expanded, integrated or cancelled based on numbers. We will do our best to put like talent together.

21+ Open – Mix of 20–35-year-old players with a lot of hockey experience but may not play often anymore.
21+ Recreational – Mix of beginners and former players that are more interested in the beer than the hockey.
35+ Recreational – Players in their late 30’s and 40’s that haven’t played in years but want to experience pond hockey. (5 player max)
35+ Open – Players that still play somewhat competitively in adult leagues. (5 player max)
50+ Recreational – 50- and 60-year old’s that haven’t played in a while or are more interested in the experience than the competition.

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Winona Forest Tourathon Annual XC Ski Event


THE WINONA FOREST TOURATHON
will be held SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023
at the CCC Camp in Winona Forest
Registration and race info HERE
Tourathon Racer Info Sheet (TBA)

The 2023 Winona Forest Tourathon promises to once again delight Nordic skiers from across the USA and beyond. This is the 42nd Anniversary of this event! Our lake effect snow machine, and professional grooming equipment will provide race participants with unrivaled Nordic conditions.
Bib pick-up and sign-in begins at 7:30 AM.
Cost: 12.5 KM – $40., 25KM – $50., 50KM – $60. Student category is $30 – 35. Discounted family registration is available.
Flouro Free Wax used only please.

Please check www.winonaforest.com frequently for directions and event updates.
Race Start Time: 8:30 AM for the 50 km distance.
9:00 AM for 12.5km and 25 km distances.
The 50KM Segment is dedicated in honor of Walter Chapman. The oldest finisher of the 50KM segment will receive the Walter Chapman Award.
We are bringing back the full post-race festivities! Hot soups and hot chocolate will be served after the race, in addition to the return of the top finisher awards. We may even have a bonfire for those that would like to stay awhile. BYOB for personal enjoyment.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For those skiing the 4 loop (50 km) distance, due to the safety concerns a CUT-OFF time is being imposed. If you do not start your final loop of the event by 2:00 you will be asked to finish down the finishing lane upon arrival at the junction. If you wish to proceed beyond and continue against the Race Officials warnings -your race bib will be removed, and you will be disqualified from the race.

Spending time on Winona’s ski trails, you will be pleased with our trail systems. Please become a member of our club. This keeps the tourathon alive and well and allows our volunteers to keep the trails in great condition all winter long. To become a member, please visit Winona Membership. We will also have membership forms available at the race.
Registrations are non-refundable under all circumstances. In the case that we have to cancel this event, we will consider all registrations as a donation to our club. In turn we will return our appreciation in the form of fabulous well-groomed trails for you to enjoy throughout the winter.

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Snow Hike! – Otter Creek Preserve – Alexandria Bay


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Are those Yeti tracks?!
Join us for a fun snow hike as we look for animal tracks and other signs of winter activities along the Otter Creek Trail.

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Migration Mania – Rivergate Trail – Clayton


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Rivergate Trail on the S. Gerald Ingerson Preserve

Discover who makes the longest journey, why animals travel for the winter, and uncover some surprising participants in the migration mania during this interactive walk along the Rivergate Trail.

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Signs of Spring – Macsherry Trail on Crooked Creek Preserve- Alexandria Bay


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Macsherry Trail on
Crooked Creek Preserve

How many signs you can find? Join us on this fun guided scavenger hunt as we look for traces of spring along the Macsherry Trail.

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Pollinator Palooza – Otter Creek Preserve – Alexandria Bay


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Otter Creek
Preserve

Explore the ways that flowers and their pollinators are perfectly suited to one another on this interactive walk at Otter Creek Preserve.

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2023 Thousand Islands Charity Poker Run


Boating Poker Run in the beautiful 1000 Islands that raises money for Make-A-Wish Central NY & the River Community Wellness Program at River Hospital. Mark your calendars for this year’s event – July 14-16, 2022, in Clayton, NY!

The setting, boating, event, people and the cause will all be memorable on this charity run. Money raised will support Make-A-Wish of Central NY and the River Community Wellness Program at River Hospital.

https://www.facebook.com/1000islandscharitypokerun

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5th Small Format Event @ Tisa Gallery-Clayton


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One evening over 30 artists-all original artwork under 8 by 6″

Music and Light Refreshments.

Tisa Gallery

412 Merrick Street

Clayton, NY 13624

Contact number 315-749-6155

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