Tax, driv­ing help for se­niors at OPL

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Oneida Li­brary

Pro­grams at Oneida Public Li­brary this week that might in­ter­est you are as fol­lows:

Mon­day, April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon is the last day that IRS-cer­ti­fied vol­un­teers un­der the aus­pices of Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion will pro­vide free tax help and elec­tronic fil­ing to se­niors on a first come, first served ba­sis. Se­niors should bring all their per­ti­nent tax doc­u­ments and last year’s re­turn with them.

Mon­day and Tues­day, April 16 and 17, 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., AARP’s Driver Safety Course. AARP trained in­struc­tors of­fer a two-day class­room de­fen­sive driver course for po­ten­tial dis­counts on car in­sur­ance. To reg­is­ter, call Bob Fish at (315) 3630455.

Mon­day, April 16 at 11:30 a.m. In the second of seven weekly fun lunchtime ses­sions, preschool­ers and their par­ents can en­joy putting to­gether sim­ple recipes and eat­ing the tasty and nu­tri­tious re­sults. Ses­sions will

run weekly on Mon­days at 11:30 a.m. through May 21. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

Civic Club to meet

Ladies Night will be the theme for the April 18 meet­ing of the Canastota Civic Club to be held at Theodore’s Restau­rant (for­merly the Rusty Rail), Route 5, Canastota. There will be a so­cial hour at 6:15 p.m. fol­lowed by din­ner at 7 p.m. with spe­cial guests. Tick­ets are $15 for mem­bers and $15 for guests. This is one of the club’s Spe­cial Din­ners of the Year.

Carl Ah­n­ert is chair­man of the pro­gram as­sisted by other mem­bers of the club.

Coali­tion meet­ing

The Madi­son County Do­mes­tic & Sex­ual Vi­o­lence Coali­tion Meet­ing will be held Wed­nes­day, April 18 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Gor­man Foun­da­tion Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 1081 North­side Shop- ping Cen­ter. Top­ics will in­clude SANE Project Up­dates, Law En­force­ment Re­sponse to Sex­ual As­sault, and Sur­vivor’s Jour­ney. Re­fresh­ments will be served. To RSVP con­tact Joanne Smith at jsmith@lib­erty-re­sources.org by April 17. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.HelpRe­storeHopeCen­ter.org.

Chris­tian Women’s luncheon

The Oneida-Canastota Chris­tian Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon on April 19 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Theodore’s Restau­rant, Route 5, Canastota. The theme for this month’s luncheon is “Hats Off to Spring.”

Guest speaker will be Jan Edger­ton of New­fane, N.Y. with her ti­tle “The past is gone and the fu­ture is ful­fill­ing.” Mu­sic will be by Ju­lian Ruben, with “Mu­sic is in the Air.”

Fea­ture at the event will be Jan Edger­ton with her “Hats & Red Hats” Pa­rade.

Tick­ets are $14. Reser­va­tions must be made by call­ing Jackie at (315) 3631224.

Win­ter Warm Up

The fi­nal se­ries at the Kal­let Civic Cen­ter’s second an­nual Win­ter Warm Up Con­cert Se­ries is sched­uled for April 20 with the Dave Matthews Trib­ute Band.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Ad­mis­sion to the con­cert is free thanks in part to The Gor­man Foun­da­tion and CNY Arts. Con­ces­sions and cash bar avail­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion call the Kal­let at (315) 3638525.

Free movie mati­nee

Oneida Public Li­brary’s Mon­day Mati­nee on April 23 at 1 p.m. is the 2017 homage to Win­ston Churchill, “Dark­est Hour.”

All Mon­day Movie Mati­nee shows at the OPL are free and open to the public. Re­fresh­ments are served. For in­for­ma­tion, stop by the Oneida Public Li­brary, 220 Broad St. or call (315) 363-3050.

Se­nior Cof­fee of­fered

Se­nior Cof­fee will be of­fered Tues­day, April 24 from 9-11 a.m. at Stock­bridge United Methodist Church, Route 46. The event is free. Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided. For in­for­ma­tion, call Tamie at (315) 495-6660.

Garage & Pie Sale

The 24th an­nual VVS Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion Garage and Pie Sale will take place on Satur­day, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Com­mu­nity Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter, 139 E. Hamil­ton Ave., Sher­rill. A va­ri­ety of items in­clud­ing glass­ware, knick­knacks, bas­kets and toys, fur­ni­ture, small ap­pli­ances and jew­elry will be avail­able. The sale also fea­tures home­made pies and raf­fle items. Pro­ceeds from the sale are used to fund col­lege schol­ar­ships for grad­u­at­ing se­niors in the VVS School Dis­trict.

Di­nosaurs to in­vade zoo

Rosa­mond Gif­ford Zoo will fea­ture 101 Days of Di­nosaurs when a gi­gan­tic ex­hibit of pre­his­toric pro­por­tions ar­rives this sum­mer. A dozen life­like an­i­ma­tronic di­nosaurs will pop­u­late the zoo’s Wildlife Trail and other out­door areas from Me­mo­rial Day week­end through La­bor Day.

The zoo plans to fill 101 Days of Di­nosaurs with many ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties in­clud­ing guided tours and a visit from “Dr. Dino,” aka Chris DeLorey, Di­rec­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion for Florida’s Bre­vard Zoo and a well-known di­nosaur ex­pert.

The di­nosaurs are sched­uled to ar­rive for the “un­load” on May 14. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.rosa­mondg­if­ford­zoo.org/di­nosaur-in­va­sion

Walkathon May 19

A walkathon in mem­ory of Lilly Dick­er­man will be held Satur­day, May 19 at Allen Park, Broad Street. Reg­is­tra­tion for the one­mile walk be­gins at 10:30 a.m., fol­lowed by the event at noon. Sug­gested do­na­tion is $10 per per­son or $35 per fam­ily. The event will in­clude chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, a tutu and cape con­test, bas­ket raf­fles, bake sale and 50/50 raf­fle. Pro­ceeds will be used to fund a dance schol­ar­ship in mem­ory of Dick­er­man. To pre-reg­is­ter or to make a do­na­tion, call Colleen Skin­ner at (315) 2648084.

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