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Jan. 28, 2004

Get Out & Enjoy Winter Events in Oswego County

Warm up this winter by participating in a variety of activities taking place throughout Oswego County. They're all listed in the "Winter" Calendar of Events distributed by the Oswego County Department of Promotion and Tourism. Here's a sample of events you can enjoy.

4th Annual Great Eastern Whiteout will be held Feb. 6-8, from 8 a.m. to dusk, at the Oswego County Fairgrounds. Antique and vintage snowmobiles will be on display, plus vintage snowmobile rides and racing. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 6 to 12 years old, and free for those under 5 years old. For more information call 668-7782 .

Fulton YMCA Fishing Derby takes place Feb. 7, from 12 to 6 p.m., at Lake Neahtahwanta. The derby is open to youth and adults. Cash prizes will be awarded to adults, and savings bonds will be awarded to youths. Admission is $15 for adults, and $10 for youths. For more information call 598-9622.

24th Annual Tug Hill Tourathon 50K/25K will be held Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Winona State Forest in Boylston. It includes a Citizens Race, NYSSRA Point Series Race, and Classical cross-country ski race. Admission will be charged. For more information call 298-6993 or visit their web-site at www.tughillskiclub.com. Sandy Pond Sportsmen's Association 28th Annual Ice Fishing Derby takes place Feb 14 and 15, at 3201 County Route 15. Registration is $5 for the adult division, and $3 for the youth division. For more information call 387-6310 or visit their website at www.sandypond.net.

Softball-in-the-Snow will be held Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Leighton School and Oswego High School fields. All proceeds will be given to Special Olympics. Admission is $10 per player. For more information call 342-1899.

Family Snowmobile Ride/Cookout takes place Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Winona State Forest in Boylston. Admission is free, donations appreciated. For more information call 387-2245.

George Washington's Birthday Celebration will be held Feb. 22, from 12 to 4 p.m., at Fort Ontario State Historic Site in Oswego. Enjoy living history demonstrations and displays. Admission is a $2 donation to benefit the Friends of Fort Ontario. For more information call 343-4711.

"The Traveler" & "The April Witch" will be performed Feb. 26-29 and March 4-7, at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, in Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre at SUNY Oswego. Two stories by the incomparable Ray Bradbury make up this evening of dark fears and poignant romance. To purchase tickets and for more information call 312-2141.

Wine/Microbrew Tasting and Silent Auction takes place March 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Fairway Manor in Granby. Admission is a $20 donation to benefit individuals with Alzheimer's disease. For more information call 591-9208.

Health Fair 2004 will be held March 20, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the J.C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix. There will be informational booths and activities for all ages. Admission is free. For more information call 695-2801.

Kerry Strayer Septet takes the stage March 20 at 8 p.m., in Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre at SUNY Oswego. Strayer's Jeru Blue album was the fifth-most played jazz album in 1998. To purchase tickets and for more information call 312-2141.

New Shanghai Circus takes place March 25 at 8 p.m., in Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre at SUNY Oswego. This circus features some of the best acrobats, contortionists, bicyclists, magicians, and jugglers in the world. They are the recipients of more national, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals than any other acrobatic troupe. To purchase tickets and for more information call 312-2141.

For a complete listing of events in the "Winter" brochure contact the Oswego County Department of Promotion and Tourism at 349-8322 or visit the Oswego County website at www.oswegocounty.com.

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