1 JACKS OF ALL BLADES It'll be a log-chopping, wood-sawing, ax-throwing good time this weekend when the Community Lumberjack Festival returns for its 35th installment at Macedon Center Fireman's Field, 2481 Canandaigua Road, Macedon, on Sept. 9-10, with the amateur competition Saturday and the pros on Sunday. It's sponsored by Macedon Center Fire Department and Macedon Center United Methodist Church. Gates will open at 8 a.m. both days. The Sept. 9 amateur competition will start at 9 a.m. with events including log rolling, two-man crosscut, bucksaw, chainsaw, lop chop and fire starting, and, new this year, tug of war. (For team info, call 315-986-4680.) Local lumberjacks are encouraged to participate. Equipment and safety gear will be provided, and professionals will be on-site to offer advice on how to improve technique or start the sport. Then on Sunday, the competition will feature professionals from the U.S. and Canada, including local lumberjacks Dave Jewitt and Paul Pfenniger. It starts at 10 a.m. with ax throwing, hot saw, two-man crosscut and springboard events. Commercial exhibitors will be on hand with band saws, landscaping equipment and such, and there will be a craft and collectibles sale; pony rides and petting zoo for kids; food (including lumberjack breakfasts 7-11 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday); and raffles. Admission: $3 ($2 seniors, $1 ages 6-14, free for ages 5 and younger). Details: 315-986-3732, macedoncenterfire.org.
2 HANGING AROUND The Village of Victor takes center stage for the annual Hang Around Victor Day, hosted by the Victor Chamber of Commerce. The celebration of all things Victor is set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Mead Square Park area, featuring local artisans showing their work, food; kids' activities and entertainment (including Gadgets the Clown, The Magic Guy and Roscoe the Court Jester), and live music. Over 120 craft and community vendors are expected at the event, which will feature performances by The Happy Pirates and local band Everheart. Admission: Free.
3 TO REMEMBER With the 16th anniversary of the devastating Sept. 11 terrorist attacks coming up on Monday, the American Legion Post 256, 454 N. Main St., Canandaigua, hosts a Day of Service and Remembrance from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. People are invited to help make improvements to the Trail of Remembrance at the Legion post and the surrounding landscape. Duties include general cleanup, staining or painting, raking, weeding, and planting flowers or bubs. Bring outdoor work gloves, shovels and small yard tools. A luncheon will be served at noon. Details: 585-261-3811, email@example.com, alny256.com.
4 ATTENTION, BIBLIOPHILES The Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St., Rochester, will host the Antiquarian Book Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Guests may view rare, antiquarian titles, along with secondhand books, from nearly 50 vendors. Admission: $5 (free for students with an ID). Details: 585-265-9295, rochesterbooksellers.com.
5 A JOURNEY TO SEVILLE In celebration of the opening of the 2017-18 season, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will present "Habanera" — "a world inspired by Bizet's Carmen set amidst the backdrop of 19th-century Seville," according to the RPO website — at 6 p.m. Friday at The Wintergarden by Monroes, One Bausch and Lomb Place, Rochester. Admission: $200 per person, with tables of 10 available for $2,000, with all event proceeds supporting funds for the orchestra's artistic and educational programs. Tickets: 585-454-2100, rpo.org.