Sherrill — Contractors will be working on the bridge on Sherrill Road that goes into Kenwood on Tuesday, Dec. 4 and throughout the rest of the week. Kenwood residents may experience discolored water or low pressure throughout the week. Call CityHall 315-3632440 with any questions.
Oneida— TheOneida City Fire Department is holding its annual Movies with Santa at the Glenwood Movieplex on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 a.m. The event if open to all Oneida City School District students in grades K-3. Admission is $5 for adults, free to children. Popcorn will be provided.
Second Change Thrift Shoppe
Morrisville — The Second Chance Thrift Shopped, 5111 Route 26, Morrisville, is holding its final sale of the year Dec. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store will close for the seasonat 4 p.m. on Dec. 8.
Court Our Lady meeting
Oneida— Court Our Lady Catholic Daughters 1250will meet on Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, in St. Joseph’s Parish Center, Oneida at 7 pm. In anticipation of Christmas, members will create an Adventwreath and continue its Christmas tradition of putting money on the mitten tree for the needy. Christmas music and refreshmentswill be provided. An important business meeting will follow to review and decide on court issues. Eleanor Cmaylo and Shirlet Kristan are in charge of arrangements.
Food pantry donations
Oneida — HUNT Real Estate is collecting food for the Church on the Rock Food Pantry. The pantry is specifically in need of proteins, canned fruits and vegetables. Donations can be dropped off at the HUNT Oneida offices through Dec. 19. For more information
Story time in Sherill
Sherrill — The SherrillKenwood Free Library will host a holiday story and craft hour on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m.
Wampsville — The Otto Shortell Middle School Knights Goods and Ser- vices Auction will take place at Oneida Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 6. Previewof items is at 5:30p.m. andLive Auction by Auctioneer Willard will begin at 6 p.m. Donations by local businesses include a hot air balloon ride, Syracuse University basketball tickets andmore. Tickets for the basket raffle are $1 for a chance to win anEmpire Pass, Lowe’s Basket, Reading and Relaxing Basket, and more. The auction is open to everyone. It is the only fundraiser to benefit all students at the middle school.
Canastota — The Canastota/Lenox Senior Group will hold their annual Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec .20 at noon at Theodore’ s Restaurant 3331 Seneca Turnpike, Canastota. Reservations may be made by contacting Camille Bach at 315-761-8762 by Dec. 13. The cost is $17 per person.
Oneida — St. Patrick’s Elementary School is selling Hroboni’s Greenhouse balsam Christmas wreaths. Wreaths measure 20-inches to 48-inches, and run between $20 and $85. Orders made by Nov. 26 will be delivered by Dec. 10. To order, call 363-3620, email rbar[email protected]diocese.org, or visit stpatricksoneida.org.
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 service-related employers. Inquiries should be directed to the Greater Oneida Chamber of Commerce at 136 Lenox Ave. in Oneida or by calling 315-3634300.
Blood drive at St. Luke’s
UTICA, N.Y. — On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Mohawk Val- ley Health System will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Allen-Calder Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Ave., Utica. Enter through Allen-Calder entrance 7 at the back of the campus. For more information or to make an appointment, call 315-801-8294 or email Harry Henze at [email protected]system.org. You can also register online prior to the event at redcrossblood.org, or the day of the event at redcrossblood. org/rapidpass.
Kids and anxiety discussion
Syracuse — On Dec. 4, Manlius Pebble Hill School will present a free discussion event for parents and educators entitled, “Kids, Anxiety, and What We Can Do.” Expert Panelists will include Dr. Kevin M. Antshel, Professor of Psychology and Clinical Psychology Program Director at Syracuse University; and Dr. And Tanya Gesek, Psychologist and faculty at SUNY Upstate at the Developmental Evaluation Center. This event is will take place in the MPHgymnasium at 5300 Jamesville Road, Syracuse at 7 p.m. It is free andopen to thepublic and there will be time allotted for Q&A. To register and learn more about the panelists, visit www.mphschool. org/kids-anxiety-and-whatwe-can-do/.
Sherrill — Toddler Tuesday at the Sherrill-Kenwood Library with Ms. Carol will be held Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of libraries.
Homeless Housing meeting
Albany—An open meeting of the Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation (HHAC) will be held at 1:30 p.m. onDec. 5at theNYSMedia Services Center, South Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany. The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will provide awebcast of this HHAC meeting in real time on Dec. 5. To view the webcast, visit http://players.brightcove.net/2886492229001/ default_ default/ index. ht ml? video Id= 5232340021001
Utica — Catalyst will host its fourth annual Jingle Jam to benefit Toys for Teens through Operation Sunshine on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Griffin’s Pub, 226 Genesee St., Utica. Those interested in participating can contact the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce at 315-724-3151, [email protected]cachamber.org, or visit www.greateruticachamber.org.
Dialysis job fair
Utica — On Thursday, Dec. 6, from 2-6 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System will hold a job fair in the Bennett Street Lobby, Faxton Campus, 1675 Bennett St., Utica, for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and patient care technicians. All of the listed positions are open at multiple MVHS dialysis locations. Applicants should bring their resume for onthe-spot interviews. Applicants can also apply online at careers.mvhealthsystem.org or call Cindy Christian at 315-624-5635 to talk with a nurse manager directly.
Oneida Castle tree lighting
Oneida Castle — The village of Oneida Castle will hold its annual tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Oneida Castle Park, followed by cookies and cocoa in the village hall with special guest, Santa Claus. A Toys for Tots box will be available for any donations of unwrapped toys. All are welcome to attend and share this Christmas spirit.
Oneida — The Madison County Historical Society will host its annual Victorian Holiday Ornament workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. Pamela Vogan Lynch will lead the workshop, where participants will make two or more holiday ornaments. The cost is $20 and is limited to 20 people. For more information, contact MCHS at 315-363-4136, or his[email protected] mchs1900.org.
Master’s Touch Chorale
Bridgeport— The Bridgeport United Methodist Church and Master’s Touch Choralewill host a spaghetti dinner and Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the church, 377 Route 31. Dinner will be 4-6 p.m. and cost $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for those under age 5. The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. and a free will offering will be taken.