Looking for something to do this weekend?

Complete listings of area events can be found online at www.pressrepublican.com, in Thursday's Sights and Sounds calendar and in Friday's Community Calendar, but here are some highlights for this weekend.


Benefit Pancake Breakfast. 8 to 11 a.m., So. Glens Falls Firehouse, 7 W. Marion Ave., So. Glens Falls. Fundraiser to help rebuild the Schroon Lake United Methodist Church, which burned. Donations accepted.

Volunteer Work Day. 9 a.m., Almanzo Wilder Homestead, 177 Stacy Road, Burke. Tasks include garden prep, house cleaning, gate building, museum and schoolhouse cleaning, assorted carpentry projects. Drinks and lunch provided. 

Plattsburgh United Methodist Women's Rummage Sale. 9 a.m. to noon,127 Beekman St., Plattsburgh. 

First United Methodist Church of Saranac Lake Rummage Sale. 9 a.m. to noon, 63 Church St.

Grow Green! 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., East Branch Organics, 10861 State Route 9N, Keene. Spring environmental-palooza celebrating the regional, sustainable and organic. Free, with tastings, demonstrations, music, talks, greenhouse tours and kid activities. Food, beverages, more for purchase. Includes State Department of Environmental Conservation, Keene Arts, Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, Craigardan, Ausable River Association, Birch Store, Trout Unlimited, Lake Placid Brewery, Adirondack Land Trust and many more.

Plattsburgh High School Varsity Lacrosse Benefit Car Wash. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Quick-N-Clean Car Wash, 606 Route 3, Plattsburgh. Varsity players will towel dry vehicles, meet young players, answer questions about the sport. Bake sale, too. All tips and proceeds go for this year's fees.

Historical Roadside Marker Unveilings. 10 and 10:30 a.m., Keeseville. The first at 61 Liberty St., where the First Baptist Church’s original structure was built in 1826 on the current site of St. John the Baptist Church. Second unveiling is for Keeseville Mineral Spring at 92 Kent St., now Donna's Hair Styles. Free reception with light refreshments, 11 a.m., Anderson Falls Heritage Society Heritage House Museum, 96 Clinton St.

Earthwood Building School Open House. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 366 Murtagh Hill Road, West Chazy. See green building techniques, living roofs, earth-sheltered housing, cordwood masonry buildings, sauna, bicycle-powered water system, more. 

Jane's Walk: Downtown Plattsburgh. 10 to 11:30 a.m., meet at City Hall, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh for 90-minute walk Guides point out places passed every day without a second thought, including art projects, food and retail outlets, Saranac River. Free. 

"I Love My Park" Day. 10 to noon, Point au Roche State Park, 19 Camp Red Cloud Road, Beekmantown. Part of a statewide event. Friends of Point au Roche State Park need volunteers to help with a variety of efforts.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for the Family of Zander LaDuke. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1466, 327 Spellman Road, Beekmantown. Chinese auction, 50/50, baked goods. In wake of 17-year-old Zander's death at his home in Beekmantown, the family found they could no longer live there and hope to tear down the house and rebuild. Fundraiser is intended to help them start again.

Spring Open House at the Alice. Noon to 3 p.m., Alice T. Miner Museum, 9618 Route 9, Chazy. Crafts, refreshments, tours. Free.

20th-annual John Brown Day. 2 to 4 p.m., John Brown Farm, 115 John Brown Road, Lake Placid. Presentation of Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award to Dr. Barbara Ransby, Lewis Papenfuse and Janet McFetridge. Special musical guest Taina Asili. 

AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser with DJ. 4 p.m., 20Main, 20 Main St., AuSable Forks. 

EAT ADK, the Adirondacks’ Restaurant Week. Weeklong celebration of culinary exploration, with 45 participating eateries offering multiple course menus at fixed prices of $15, $20, $30 in Lake Placid, Long Lake, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Wilmington. Learn more: eatadk.com.

Completely Stranded. 6 p.m., Northern Adirondack Central School Middle/High School auditorium. $10 admission to family friendly comedy show. Bring nonperishable food item to donate to food banks that serve the NACS community. Presented by NACS Builders Club.

Celebrating Pete Seeger's 100th Birthday. 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake, 57 Church St., Saranac Lake. Local performers celebrate Pete Seeger’s life and to help continue to clean the water and the earth. Some of Seeger's songs, some original music based in the folk tradition and storytelling. Free, with donations to Clearwater accepted. www.clearwater.org

"Slanguage." 7 p.m., Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake. Tracks evolution of New York urban culture from "the nursery rhymes of childhood to contemporary spoken word used in the streets," by SUNY Potsdam students. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk." 7 p.m., Lake Placid Center for the Arts. 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid. Movie charts the emotional currents navigated in unforgiving and racially biased world. $10. 

"Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20s." 7 p.m., Newman Center, 90 Broad St., Plattsburgh. Critically acclaimed compilation brimming with choice sequences from most beloved silent films by iconic comedy team; music, narration added. Free, including food. Donations welcome.

Adirondack Singers Spring Concert Series. 7:30 p.m., St. Alphonsus Church, 48 Wawbeek Ave., Tupper Lake. Program explores family ties, love and loss. 

Mike and Ruthy. 7:30 p.m., Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 Route 22, Whallonsburg.

"Losin' It." 8 p.m., Strand Center Theatre, 25 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh. Tickets, $35 to $65. 518-563-1604 or www.strandcenter.org

"Shattering Silence." 9 p.m., Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake. Show about thoughts and experiences on gender and mental health by SUNY Potsdam students.  


Spring Open House. Noon to 3 p.m., the Alice T. Miner Museum, 9618 State Route 9, Chazy. Self-guided tours,  hands-on activities, refreshments.

The Rocky Horror Show. Noon to 4 p.m., callbacks 5 to 7 p.m., Strand Center Theatre, 25 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh. Sing a song of your choice and wear appropriate clothing for the dance portion. Women must audition in heels. Learn more at www.adktheatre.com or email auditions@adktheatre.com

Adirondack Singers Spring Concert Series. 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 63 Church St., Saranac Lake. The program selected for this spring’s concerts will explore family ties, love and loss. 

Champlain Valley Voices. 3 p.m., Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., Plattsburgh. More info: champlainvalleyvoices.org

Free Fellowship Dinner. 4:30 to 6 p.m., Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church, 1045 Wicker St., Ticonderoga. Everyone is welcome, reservations are not necessary.

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