Lincoln — The Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chicken drivethru BBQ on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11:30 a.m. until gone. Dinners are $10 and chicken halves are $6.
Oneida — The Knights of Columbus, together with members of the Catholic Daughters, the Altar-Rosary Society, The Oneida Senior Group and Holy Cross Academy, along with 23,000 groups of the America Needs Fatima Rosary Crusade, will conduct a public Rosary Rally at Vets Field on North Main Street, Oneida, at noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, to pray for world peace, reparation for sins and the conversion of sinners. Oct 13 is the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in 1917, which was reported by the NY Times and others at the time.
Canastota/Lenox Seniors meeting
Canastota — The Canastota/Lenox Seniors will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall 3835 Canal Road, Canastota, N.Y. Cider and donuts will be provided. Plans will be made for the November Thanksgiving Covered Dish and a sign-up sheet will be available for those members who will volunteer to set up beforehand and clean up afterwards. New members are always welcome. For more Information, call Alice at 315-796-8998.
Columbian Club meeting
Oneida— The Columbian Club will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the home of Kathy Bruno. Michele Ryan will present her paper on the TED talk given by Brenda Laurel concerning video games for girls.
Durhamville FD budget hearing
Durhamville— Therewill be a budget hearing for the Durhamville Fire District on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Durhamville Fire House on Church Street.
Senior coffee hour
Stockbridge — The Stockbridge Methodist Church will hold a senior coffee on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 9-11 a.m. at the church on Route 46 in Munnsville. There is no charge. Coffee and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Tamie at 315-495-6660.
Verona — The Verona United Methodist Church, Main Street, is having its annual Harvest Dinner on Oct. 13 from 4-6 p.m. The dinner will consist of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, harvard beets, squash, homemade applesauce, rolls, beverage and homemade pies. Price is $10 for adults, $5 for children and under 5 free.
Oneida — The Oneida Recreation Department will hold its annual Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4-6 p.m. at the Oneida Recreation Department, 217 Cedar St. There will be a haunted house, games, face painting, refreshments, and a costume contest. The event will coincide with a Trunk or Treat in the back parking lot.
Oneida school board meeting
Durhamville— The Board of Education of the Oneida City School District will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Durhamville Elementary School, 5462 Main St., Durhamville.
Munnsville— The regular meeting of the Stockbridge Valley Central School Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in room S201.
Chittenango — The Chittenango Garden Club presents “Lasagna Gardening” with Onondaga County Master Gardener Doreen Todorov on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:40 p.m. at the Chittenango Library Community Room. The public is welcome to attend. Formore information, call Geri Bellotti at 315263-4464.
College Fair in Rome
Rome— Rome Free Academy’s guidance counselors are sponsoring the 55th annual College Night on Oct. 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. at 95 Dart Circle in the Griffiss Business and Technology Park. Around 100 representatives from 2- and 4-year schools, with various military branches, are expected to attend. There will also be SUNY colleges, community colleges, and private universities represented. College night is open to all high school students and their families, from Rome and any surrounding area. There is no charge for attendance.
Sherrill — John Taibi, local author, lecturer and historian specializing in railroading, will present an Accordion Renaissance program Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. Taibi believes he was born to like trains, but it was his father who recognized his musical talent. He began his accordion lessons in in 1958 at age 11 and two years later his dad purchased his first and only full size piano accordion. Come sing along with Taibi and hear the tale of how he was separated from this accordion and how they were reunited.
Community Art Wall
Sherrill— The Community Art Wall will feature the work of the Fort Stanwix Porcelain Painters the month of October. The artist will host demonstrations of this unique art form Wednesday, Oct. 10, from2-4 p.m., Oct. 18 and 19 from 4-6 p.m., and Oct. 24 from 2-4 p.m.
Paint& Sip for seniors
Utica, N.Y. — The Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) invites local seniors and their caregivers to a Paint & Sip event and pizza party on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Smith Center for Advocacy at RCIL, 1607 Genesee Street inUtica. This event will provide an opportunity for seniors and their caregivers to get out of the house and enjoy an event together, where they will create their own artwork and can stay for a pizza party. The event is free, but space is limited with only 25 seats available. RSVP by Oct. 5 by calling 315-797-4642 ext. 2553.
Fall Harvest BBQ
Morrisville — Cornell Cooperative Extension for Madison County will hold a Fall Harvest BBQ in celebration of National Farmer’s Day on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Extension Building located at 100 Eaton St. in Morrisville from 6:30- 9:30 p.m. The eventwill feature a BBQ dinner, raffles, and music by Old Clay Stone. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online at http://reg. cce.cornell.edu/Fall_ Harvest_ BBQ_ 225. Sponsorships are also available. For more information about the event, visit madisoncountycce.org or contact Jessica Burch at jess.brch@gmail. com or 315-380-2714; or Jackie Dickerson at jjd44@ cornell.edu or 315-684-3001.
Wampsville — The Madison County Health Department is offering flu and immunization clinics at the County Office Building, 138 N. Court St. Vaccines are available for the following: Flu, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rotavirus, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), haemophilus influezae type b, polio, pneumococcal conjugate, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), human papilloma virus (HPV), meningitis, and shingles.
Clinics will be held Friday, Oct. 12, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Friday, Oct. 19, from 12:30-3:30 p.m.; and Friday, Oct. 26, from8:30-11:30 a.m. Most insurance plans accepted. Some fees may apply. Bring your health insurance card. To make an appointment, call 315-366-2848 or visit www.healthymadisoncounty.org.
Chittenango — The Chittenango Rotary Club will raffle off two preferred seating season passes to Syracuse University men’s basketball games. The seats will be in Section 308, Row C, Seats 13-14. Tickets are $20 and the drawing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 from6-8p.m. at the William Cain American Legion Post No. 1287 on Legion Drive in Chittenango. Ticket holders, plus one guest, are invited to a tailgate party at the American Legion with the drawing to be held at 7:45 p.m. The tailgate party will consist of light refreshments and drinks.
Only 500 ticket will be sold and the ticket holder does not need to be present to win. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.chittenangorotary.org and fromany Rotarian. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit local community projects. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Russ at 315-256-7216.
Waterville Hop Dig
Waterville — Waterville Historical Society will hold its third annual Fall Festival and Hop Dig at Michael’s Four Eleven Tower, Waterville, on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 5-9 p.m. The event features Michael’s beer-themed buffet dinner menu, local craft brews, a presentation on local hop growing and brewing, and music by Mark Barnes & Friends. Tickets are $40 each, two for $75, or $50 at the door, available at https://watervillenyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com, by calling 315-202-4102, email@example.com, or by stopping by 220 E. Main St., Waterville, open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Golden Spirit, Golden Book
Utica — The Oneida County History Center will present “Golden Spirit, Golden Book: How Utica aided Poland in World War I” on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. Poles in Utica worked tirelessly during the Great War to support the war, war relief, and the re-establishment of Poland as an independent nation. “Złota Ksiega: A Golden Book,” or “Five years of work for Poland in Utica, N.Y.” (1919) commemorates these efforts and offers a rich view of the Polish community in Utica. Patricia Yocum uses the book as the framework for this presentation as Poland marks the 100th anniversary of its re-establishment in November 2018. Reception to follow with light refreshments provided by the Kopernick Memorial Association. Admission is free.
Canastota — St. Agatha’s Church of Canastota will hold a baked ham dinner at the Church Center on Saturday, Oct. 13 from5-7:30 p.m. Dinner includes baked ham, double stuffed baked potatoes, vegetable, brownie a la mode, drink and coffee. Cost is $1 for adults and $6 for children 8 and under. Tickets will be available at the door.