1. FRSA FLASH 05 July 2012Contents of this news letter are compiled from multiple military family news sources and local area event sources. Materialpresented does not represent the views or endorsement of the 2nd BSTB, 2 nd BCT or the Army. This material is for personal use by the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines
2. Family Appreciation Weekend July 7-8Opening weekend special! Buy one adult ticket at regular price and get one ticketfor HALF PRICE or one FREE CHILD’S TICKET! We invite you to kick off an amazingseason by joining us this weekend! A great time for a great price!Knights and Heroes Weekend July 14-15Honoring your real life heroes! This weekend your hero can be chosen to beknighted by the Queen. Cheer on your own regional hero and so much more!!Special discounted pricing for Soldiers, Fire Fighters and Police all season long.Romance Rendezvous Weekend July 21-22Singles are encouraged to find a match to their Romance Rune Stone for a freeround of adult beverages. Already have a soulmate? Treat your sweetheart to a LoversPicnic or attend our Renewal of Vows Ceremony at the Chapel.Pirate Invasion Weekend July 28-29Yaar!! Those pirates are invading the Shire with swashbuckling adventure, comedyand song. Join our Pirate Costume Competition for kids and adults and enjoy rip-roaringshows featuring swordplay and antics throughout the day.Highland Fling Weekend August 4-5Wear your kilt and come celebrate the legendary Scots! Let the captivating sounds of thebagpipes carry you away as you delight in the colorful Highland dancing, games andbreath-taking demonstrations!Fantasy Weekend August 11-12The village of Warwick pays tribute to the myths and legends of Merry Olde England. Sprites, fairies, witches andRobin Goodfellow himself will be seen in a whimsical masquerade of folklore characters. We invite you to join the funin our our Favorite Fantasy Costume Contest!Grand Finale Weekend August 18-19The last chance for a whole year to experience a memorable repast, enjoying our unique and varied culinary delights.Select fine hand-crafted wares from our diverse and gifted artisans. Join in our lively Pub Sing, raising a tankard ofyour favorite ale to bid farewell to yet another glorious season at the Sterling Renaissance Festival. The Gran Finale -the one you must not miss!
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4. July 5th – Sep 5th (Every Wednesday Night)WatertownConcert on the SquareTime: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMEvent Description Every Wednesday night the Downtown Business Association will again be hosting "Concert onthe Square" July 5th-September 5th. Bring your lawn chair and listen to the sounds of local musicians.July 7Sackets HarborMADE IN NEW YORK FESTIVAL Madison Barracks (off of Military Rd)2nd annual. 75 NYS product vendors, 6 bands, to benefit Meals on Wheels of Greater Watetown. Come see themany items made right here in New York State.Phone: 315-646-3374 - MIKE CAMPBELLJuly 8LaFargevilleSTRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Northern New York Agricultural Society at Stone MillsOur annual festival to celebrate the local sweet harvest of strawberries. Classic Cars, Food and Music.Phone: 315/658-2353 Links: http://www.stonemillsmuseum.orgJuly 10- 15Watertown195TH ANNUAL JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIR Coffeen Street, I-81, Exit 46Its everything you remember when you were a child. The excitement of an old-fashioned fair continues withmidway rides, grandstand entertainment, contests, food and agricultural displays and demonstrations.Email: email@example.com Phone: 315-782-8612 Links: http://www.jeffcofair.org
5. July 11 - August 2012LowvilleVillage Band will open their 2012 concert schedule with a performance on Thursday July 5th they will also performa special Fourth of July Concert at 7 PM in Lowville Veteran’s Memorial Park. Other dates for concerts at Veteran’sPark include Wednesday July 11, 25, August 1 and August 8. These will all begin at 7 PM. The Lowville VillageBand will also do a concert in front of the Fair Grounds Grandstand at the Opening of the Lewis County Fair at 6:30PM on Tuesday July 17. They are also scheduled to perform a 7 PM program at the Library in Constableville onFriday August 10. Phone: 376-8971July 11- August 15CarthageSounds of Summer Concert SeriesThe Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce presents the "Sounds of Summer Concert Series" July 11th to August15th/ Join us every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00pm at the Farmers Market Pavilion.July 11-Aug 29Alexandria BayCONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES Scenic View Park Fuller StreetWednesday evenings at 7 pm enjoy aFREE concert for the public. Each week will be a different genre. Stop in andenjoy the music on the waterfront.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 315-482-9531Links: http://www.visitalexbay.orgJuly 12-14Alexandria BayNYS HOG RALLYThroughout the VillageMusic, vendors, bike games and great rides around the beautiful 1000 Islands. More plans added as we get closer tothe event so check the website regularly.Links: http://www.nystatehogrally.comJuly 14-15Cape Vincent44TH ANNUAL FRENCH FESTIVALFrom the south:Take Route 81 North to exit 46. Turn left onto Route 12F and follow to Route 12E at Paddy Hill.Turn right onto Route 12E into Brownville. Turn left in Brownville and follow Route 12E straight into CapeVincent. Approximately 20 miles. From the north:Route 12E follow the Seaway Trail into village of Cape Vincent.Cape Vincents 44th Annual French Festival Celebration has something for the entire family. Food, crafts, parades,fireworks, tournaments and more create a full schedule for the weekend. Festivities begin on Friday evening with aFamily Block dance at 7:30 pm. Email: email@example.com SHELLEY HIGGINSPhone: JEFF CALL - 315-744-4773 or SHELLEY HIGGINS - 315-654-2481Links: http://www.capevincent.orgJuly 14Adams3RD ANNUAL CHEDDAR CHEESE FESTIVAL10 am - 5 pm. Lots of events for the whole family. Adams in the heart of dairy country in Jefferson County andCheddar Cheese is a favored product from all that milk! Activities include the Fuccillos Kid Zone where allchildrens’ activities are free.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 315-232-4215Links: http://www.cheddarcheesefestival.com
6. July 20-21Clayton44TH ANNUAL DECOY & WILDLIFE ART SHOWRecreation Park Arena - East Line Rd.This annual event is a summertime favorite. The best wildlife artwork and carvings are on display and for saleduring this event. Many vendors offer demonstrations of their craft. Sponsored by the Thousand Islands Museum.Email:email@example.com Phone: 315-686-5794 Links: http://www.timuseum.orgJuly 21-22Alexandria BaySUMMER CRAFT FAIR Scenic View Park Pavilion Fuller StreetOver 30 vendors available for your shopping pleasure. 10am to 5pm each day.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 315-482-9531Links: http://www.visitalexbay.orgJuly 21-22Sacekts HarborCAN AM FESTIVALW. Main Street (Sackets Harbor)Food, music, craft fair, parade, fireworks and so much more. This is a great family event.Phone: 315-646-3850July 21ClaytonCONCOURS D ELEGANCE Antique Boat Museum 750 Mary Street Clayton, NY 13624Join us for the most unique and rare display of automobiles in the region!Email: email@example.com Phone: 315-686-4104Links: http://abm.orgJuly 21-22WatertownJEFFERSON COUNTY FARM & FOOD, FAMILY OPEN DOOR WEEKENDJefferson County agricultural businesses will open their doors to the public. From south of Adams to WellesleyIsland, from Sackets Harbor to Theresa, and at almost every town and hamlet in between, farms, wineries, farmsupply businesses, retail establishments specializing in locally grown products, will all be offering an authenticexperience for the whole family. The choices are many and varied: Take a hay-ride. Meet animals and vegetablesfrom alpacas to zucchinis. Pick your own raspberries or flower bouquet. Explore the agricultural history of theregion. Walk a trail on a farm preserve. Tour a dairy, livestock, or vegetable farm. Find out how grain is milled,wine is made, and yarn is spun. Learn about growing food organically, or inside high tunnels. Visit storesspecializing in locally produced products. Taste locally produced foods and wine. There is something foreveryone. Why not plan to spend the whole weekend exploring the agricultural wealth of Jefferson County? To find the location of participating agricultural businesses and more about each, visit www.agvisit.com,www.comefarmwithus.com, or www.facebook.com/FarmOpenHouse.July 22Cape VincentTIBBETTS POINT 5K-10K RUN/WALKCape Vincent, NY - From South: Take Route 81 North to exit 46. Turn left onto Route 12F and follow to Route 12Eat Paddy Hill. Turn right onto Route 12E into Brownville. Turn left in Brownville and follow Route 12E straightinto Cape Vincent approximately 20 miles. From Canada: Take TI Bridge at Collins Landing. Get off at the Claytonexit and take Route 12 into Cape Vincent approximately 22 miles.The Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its annual Tibbetts Point Run/Walk at Recreation Park onJames Street at 10:00am.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 315-654-2481 - SHELLEY HIGGINSLinks: http://www.capevincent.org
7. July 28-Sep 1Cape VincentCONCERT ON THE GREEN SERIESVillage Green is on Broadway Street. On Saturdays. Free entertainment varies from the Big Band sound to Rockand Roll to Blues. The concerts are from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on the Village Green on Broadway and JamesStreet. The concerts are held outside so bring a blanket or chair. Rain location is in the Fire Hall on BroadwayStreet. Email: email@example.com Phone: LIZ WILLIAMS-KELLY - 315-654-2413 orSHELLEY HIGGINS - 315-654-2481 Links: http://www.capevincent.orgAugust 4WatertownMusical Playdate featuring "Doodlebops with Caillou"DPAO, Toyota and Car-Freshner presents "Doodlebops with Caillou" as part of the 2012 Summer Concert Series atthe Watertown Fairgrounds Arena. Reserved seats are $23.00 and General Admission seats are $18.00For more information, call (315) 782-0044August 11WatertownThompson Park ZooBobcats, Bears and Brews - (21+ only)Taste test good food and different brews with a special evening view of the animals.August 10-12TurinMOE DOWN 2012 ~ MUSIC FESTIVALBe sure to join us for 3 days of music, camping and fun ! The 3 day event has become known for its laid back vibeand great music, as well as its intimate and scenic setting. With only 2 stages, bands never overlap and patrons nevermiss a beat! As in the past, the price of admission includes camping. MOE DOWN has a history of bringing adiverse collection of artists to the festival over its 12 year history. Bands that have played in the past include Ween,Levon Helm, Bob Weir, The Flaming Lips, Perry Farrells Satellite Party, The Black Keys, Cake, The Roots, TheAvett Brothers and more! For tickets, contact Snow Ridge at (315) 348-8456August 14WatertownJOURNEY Concert in WatertownDisabled Persons Action Organization (DPAO) is pleased to announce that the "American Rock Band ~JOURNEY" is coming to the Watertown Fairgrounds, for an outdoor concert on Tuesday, August 14th at 7 p.m. Theopening act will be Loverboy. To purchase tickets please visit DPAO.ORG or call DPAO at 782-0044.August 17-19BoonvilleNYS Woodsmen Field DaysThe Woodsmens Field days are being held in Boonville at the Oneida County Fairgrounds, Rt 294, Booville, NY.Forestry Exhibits, Parade, Fireworks, Greased Pole Climb, Beards Contest, Loader Contest, Lumberjack Contests,and Demonstrations throughout the weekend!August 18LowvilleHarvest of the Arts & Kite FestivalThe 11th Annual Lewis County Harvest of the Arts and Kite Festival is on Saturday from 9am-5pm. As always,delicious food will be available, and a wide variety of fun activities for your family to enjoy. Admission is FREE!For more information, feel free to call 376-2640. Kite Festival: Dont miss this incredible family event! Join us andour special guests from the New York Kite Enthusiast (NYKE) club for a fun filled event celebrating friendship,community, and an appreciation for the environment through the joy of kite flying. Admission and all activities arefree, open to anyone who enjoys flying or watching kites.
8. September 7-9ConstablevillFlywheels and Pulleys 37th Annual Old Time Gas and Steam Engine Show on their beautiful grounds on Route 26in Constableville, NY. Great show, always tons of antique power displays, with a large flea market and crafts.Contact John or Olga Miller at  465-4206
9. Contents of this news letter are compiled from multiple military family news sources and local area event sources. Material presented does notrepresent the views or endorsement of the 2nd BSTB, 2nd BCT or the Army. This material is for personal use by the readers. All readers areencouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.