Garden club will meet Thursday
ONEIDACASTLE » The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Oneida Castle Village Hall. Following a short business meeting, Jo Jones will present a workshop on creating Christmas ornaments for The Madison County Historical Society’s House Tour. Refreshments will be served.
Concert series kicks off Nov. 17
ONEIDA » The Kallet Civic Center’s 2nd Annual Winter Warm Up Concert Series will begin Friday, Nov. 17 with Grupo Pagan a Latin-American band based in Syracuse. Admission to the concert is free thanks in part to the Gorman Foundation and CNY Arts. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Kallet concessions and cash bar will be available. The Winter Warm Up Concert Series takes place the third Friday of everymonth through April 2018. For more information call the Kallet at (315) 363-8525.
Auction planned for Dec. 5
WAMPSVILLE » Otto Shortell Middle School will hold a fundraising auction on Dec. 5 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the middle school gym. The public is invited to bid on a variety of items. There will also be raffles. Snacks will be provided. Proceeds will benefit activities for the students.
Induction ceremony at VVS
VERONA » Vernon-VeronaSherrill High School will hold hold its fifth annual induction ceremony for the Wall of Distinction on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. The 2017 induction class includes Robert Drake, Class of 1989 and Ruth Weydig, Class of 1981.
Family Game Night at OPL
ONEIDA » Oneida Public Library invites families to rediscover the fun of playing board games together on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at the library, 220 Broad St. Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander has collected some old and new board games for families to try out, while she encourages board-game enthusiasts to bring their favorite games in to introduce to other families. For more information, stop by the Oneida Library or call 315-363-3050.
Thanksgiving Craft Time offered
HAMILTON » Hamilton Public Library will hold a Thanksgiving Craft Time on Monday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. for ages 3 and older. Snacks will be provided by Friends of the Library.
Turkey Trot set for Thanksgiving Day
ONEIDA » Oneida High School will hold a Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk on Thursday, Nov. 23 beginning at 9 a.m. at the school, Registration will be held from 7:45-8:45 a.m. The cost is $10 and two cans of non-perishable food items. A onemile fun run will also be held, along with a costume contest. All proceeds will benefit the Oneida Food Pantry and Oneida All Sports Booster.
Beer, wine tasting to benefit Scouts
ONEIDA » Friends of Troop 2 will hold a Charity Beer & Wine Tasting on Friday, Dec. 1 from 7-9 p.m. at Oneida Elks Club, 191 Main St. Tickets are $20. Proceeds will support Troop 2 High Adventures.
Annual Holiday Sale in Hamilton
HAMILTON » The Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its 62nd Annual Holiday Sale and Cafe on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 27 Broad St. The sale will include hand-crafted items from the community, attic treasures, baked and canned items, kid’s stuff and an assortment of raffle baskets. The Holiday Cafe will serve sweet treats and warm beverages throughout the sale for $2 (a couple of cookies and a hot drink).
RPEA Holiday Luncheon slated
YORKVILLE » The Retired Public Employees Association Mohawk Valley Chapter will hold its annual Holiday Luncheon and Membership Meeting on Dec. 14 from 12-3 p.m. at Club Monarch, 16 Erie St. Guest speaker will be Jack McPadden, RPEA president. The event will include a lottery tree, door prizes and theme basket raffle. Members are asked to bring an item for the food pantry. Reservations are due Dec. 7. For information on prices, call Elaine Dziadyk at (315) 735-7228.
Canastota/Lenox Seniors will meet Nov. 16
CANASTOTA » The Ca- nastota/Lenox Seniors will meet Thursday, Nov. 16 at noon at the United Church of Canastota for a Thanksgiving covered dish luncheon. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own table service. Turkey, coffee and tea will be provided by the club. Tickets for the Christmas party to be held Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the Rusty Rail will be available at this meeting. The cost is $17 per person. For more information, contact Alice at (315) 796-8998.
Program on black bears offered Nov. 19
NEWYORKMILLS » Kirkland Bird Club’s next Wildlife Program will feature “Rehabilitating Black Bears,” presented by Jean and Len Soprano of Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The free program will take place Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the New York Mills Community Center, 320 Main St. Kindred Kingdoms is a non-forprofit organization that specializes in the care of birds of prey and black bears. The Sopranos have been rehabilitating wildlife since 1997 and to date have raised 123 bear cubs. This program will include photos of how bear rehabilitation works from the day a cub comes to the facility (orphaned or injured) until the day he is released back into the wild by DEC Wildlife Biologists.
Pie sale will benefit museum
EATON » The Old Town of Eaton Museum will hold its annual Pie & Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Auction Barn on Route 26, next to the post office. An assortment of pies will be available, including, pumpkin, blueberry, apple, blackberry, cherry, and mince, along with baked goods and holiday bread. Other items including books and tee shirts will be on sale to benefit the museum. For more information visit the Facebook pages for the Old Town of Eaton Museum or Friends of the Eaton Museum.
Donations accepted for Christmas with a Cop
SHERRILL » The Sherrill Police Department is accepting donations for Christmas with a Cop, a program that helps children in the community have a memorable holiday. The police department works with local schools to identify children for the program, and the department shops for gifts for those children. Monetary donations can be dropped off at City Hall weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Donations must be received by Dec. 12. For more information, contact City Manager Brandon Lovett at (315) 363-2440 or email@example.com.
Free piping, drumming lessons offered
ROME » The Mohawk Valley Frasers Pipe Band is offering four free lessons on bagpipes, drums or highland dancing beginning Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 1807 Bedford St. For more information, call (315) 224-3006. The Mohawk Valley Frasers, the premier pipe band in Central New York, draws its members from nearly every community between Rochester and Little Falls.
Christmas bazaar set for Nov. 18
MUNNSVILLE » Stockbridge Valley Central School will hold its 45th annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 6011 Williams Road. The event will feature more than 50 booths with new and returning vendors for one-stop Christmas shopping. Food will be available.
Community meeting slated at CAC
SHERRILL » The Sherrill Recreation Department will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. upstairs at the Community Activity Center, 139 E. Hamilton Ave. Residents are invited to share their ideas for future programs, activities and events in the city. For information, contact Sara Getman at (315) 363-6525 or sgetman@ sherrill.org.