Tax, driving help for seniors at OPL
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.