VVS school board meeting
Verona — The VernonVerona- Sherrill Central School Board of Education will meet on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Administrative Building, 5275 Route 31, withan executive session at 6 p.m. to discuss contract negotiations. Copies of agendas and minutes from board of education meetings are available to the public at www.vvsschools.org, at the Vernon and Sherrill public libraries, and at the Vernon Town Hall.
Oneida — The Oneida Area Christian Churches Council will hold the annual community-wide ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at the Oneida First United Methodist Church, corner of Main and Grove streets, on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. Representatives from area churches will conduct the service, which is open to all area residents. Members of the Oneida Area Civic Chorale, under the direction of Kimberly Nethaway, of Rome, will provide special music for the service, including “Let All Creation Sing His Praise”, by Joseph M. Martin, “Hymn for America”, by Stephen Paulus and “Prayer” by Arthur Frackenpohl. A free-will offering will be taken at the service, and those attending are asked to bring donations of boxed and canned goods for the area food pantry.
Veterans Day closures
Sherrill — The city of Sherrill offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. The city’s normal Monday garbage pickup will be Tuesday, Nov. 13. Additionally, the Sherrill City Commission meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, has had to be rescheduled to Monday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m.
Oneida Area Industries meeting
Oneida — The annual meeting of shareholders of Oneida Area Industries, Inc has been scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5 pm. at the Oneida Public Library. Stockholder’s packets have been mailed and recipients are asked to return the enclosed proxy as soon as possible in an effort to reach a quorum for the meeting. Oneida area industries was Established in 1960 for the purpose of allowing residents and businesses to purchase shares in “Oneida’s future.” The money is used to assist new and existing industry and servicerelated employers. Inquiries should be directed to the Greater Oneida Chamber of Commerce at 136 Lenox Ave. in Oneida or by calling 315-363-4300.
Booklovers Club reception
Hamilton — On Nov. 20 from 6-7 p.m., the Booklovers Club Annual Reception will provide free books to attendees. Enjoy locally made refreshments and receive expert personal assistance while shopping for the holidays.
Munnsville — The Stockbridge United Methodist Church, Route 46 in Munnsville, will hold its Senior Coffee on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 9-11 a.m. Refreshments will be provided and the event is free. For more information, call Tamie at 315-495-6660.
WorldWar I anniversary
Clinton — World War I remains a faded memory to most, yet the war concluded just 100 years ago. The Clinton Historical Society will host Tom Henry at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, to discuss the war and the declared Armistice. This is also the date of the 100th anniversary of the end of WorldWar I, Nov. 11, 1918, which was called until recently “Armistice Day.”
Henry is a retired awardwinning social studies teacher who spent his last 23 years at Liverpool High School. He has also been an adjunct professor at Syracuse University and SUNY Cortland.
Baskets Galore! in Verona
Verona — Holy Cross Academy is sponsoring Baskets Galore! on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Verona Fire Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m. and drawings for more than 100 baskets will begin at 3 p.m. Guests are invited to bring their own refreshments, or they may be purchased at the event. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 315-363-1669. The hall is located at 5555 Volunteer Ave. in Verona.
Verona Historical Association
Verona — The Verona Historical Association will meet on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. Patrick Reynolds will discuss “Bateau’s and shipping on Wood Creek circa 1790s.” The public is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.
Veterans Day lecture
Clinton — Hamilton College graduate Samuel Bowlby will present “Leaving your comfort zone: The ongoing battle to challenge oneself and maximize potential” at the Alexander Hamilton Institute’s sixth annual General Josiah Bunting III Veterans Day Lecture at Hamilton College on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m.
Bowlby served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. He commanded troops under fire in Iraq and received both achievement and commendation medals from the Navy and Marine Corps. For more information, visit http://theahi.org.
Oneida school board meeting
Oneida — The Oneida City School District Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. at Seneca Street Elementary School, 436 Seneca St.
SVCS school board meeting
The regular meeting of the Stockbridge Valley Central School Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in room S201.
Sherrill Library events
Sherrill — Ms. Carol will lead Toddler Tuesdays on Nov. 13, and 27, Dec. 4, 11, and 18, from 11-11:45 a.m. There will be wiggles, giggles, stories and crafts.
Zonta Club to meet
Oneida — The Oneida Area Zonta Club will hold its monthly dinner/business meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota. The Newsletter/PR Committee will host the get together. Renee Rotundo, from the Madison County District Attorney’s Office, will speak to the members on “Child Marriage”. Social time will be held from 5:30-6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. If you are unable to attend or are bringing a guest, call Mary Jo no later than Nov. 7.
Ladies of VVS luncheon
Sherrill — The next scheduled bi- monthly lunch of the Ladies of the VVS Class of 1967 will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at noon at Ebenezeer’s in Sherrill. For more information, contact Maureen McCouliff 315-363-2316 or Chris Merritt at 315-5273185.
Augusta — There will be an anti-bullying presentation to the Augusta Presbyterian Church’s Circle of Friends group and other members of the community on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The presentation will provide an overview on bullying, specifically what bullying looks like in many forms, and include strategies and tactics for parents and children when dealing with a bully. Bystander intervention tactics that will help witnesses feel comfortable in stepping in to assist in diffusing situations and supporting victims will also be discussed. The event is fee and all are invited.
Dinner and music for seniors
Utica — The Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) invites local seniors and their caregivers to dinner and live music on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4- 6 p.m. at the Dorothy Smith Center for Advocacy at RCIL, 1607 Genesee St., Utica. This free event will provide an opportunity for seniors and their caregivers to get out of the house and enjoy an event together, where they will enjoy a catered dinner and live music by Don Deluca. Those interested in attending should RSVP by Nov. 12 by calling 315-797-4642 ext. 2553.
Canastota — The Canas- tota/Lenox Seniors will hold their annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 15, beginning promptly at noon at the VFW Hall, 3835 Canal Road Canastota. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own table service. Turkey will be furnished by the club.
Tickets for the Christmas Party to be held on Thursday, Dec. 20 at Theodore’s Restaurant will be available at this meeting. Cost per person is $17. New members always welcome. For more info, call Alice at 315 796-8998.
Wampsville — The Madison County Health Department will offer an immunization clinic at their offices, 138 N. Court St. Building 5, Wampsville, on Friday, Nov. 16, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
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. Most insurance plans are accepted. You must bring your health insurance card. To make an appointment, call 315-3662848.