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      Weekend's Best Bets, May 24 - 26

      The Watchfire is already collecting old flags, to dispose of properly. It's a CNY Memorial Day tradition

      Here are some suggestions for this Memorial Day Weekend:

      ***Watchfire tribute to Veterans State Fairgrounds Upper Lot Vietnam Veterans of America, CNY Chapter building the log/pallet 'pyre' starting Friday morning collecting old flags for disposal until they light it Sunday 9pm (events beforehand, free)

      ***Waterloo's Celebrate/Commemorate Memorial Day tribute to Civil War Village-wide events, Thursday - Monday

      ***Memorial Day Mass & Troop Comfort Items Drive Fairmount: Holy Family Church (off Genesee St.) Saturday 5pm, includes Police Color Guard dropoff items for troops (snacks, small personal items) at the church, Saturday & Sunday

      ***Memorial Parades mostly on Monday check our special page, http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=251885

      ***Veterans' Cemetery Memorial Howlett Hill Cemetery Sunday 10:30am

      ***Syracuse's Memorial Day Concert Eastwood Palace Theatre Sunday 2:30pm (free)

      ***Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall New Haven Fire Station open 24x7 until Monday evening

      ***Colonial camping expo Rome Ft. Stanwix Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm (free)

      ***NY Breeders' Horse Show, Division 2 State Fairgrounds Coliseum Thursday - Sunday, free to watch

      ***Whippet (dog) specialty show Freeville: 930 West Dryden Rd. Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm (free to watch)

      ***North Syracuse Family Festival Lonergan Park Saturday11am - 5pm

      ***Onondaga County Beaches Open for season! Jamesville Beach, Oneida Shores Saturday 10am - 6pm

      For more events, check our online events calendar:http://www.cnycentral.com/neighborhood/calendar.aspx