The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
Thursday, August 26
Fair Trade Shopping: The Building Stones Fair Trade Shoppe at Stone Presbyterian Church, 8 South Park Row, Clinton, is open every Thursday and every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unique handmade gift items from 38 different countries can be found. Purchasing fair trade items ensures artisans and small farmers have fair wages and healthy working conditions, providing dignity and sustainable development and hope to marginalized people, the shop says. The Fair Trade Shoppe also sells at the Clinton Farmer’s Market every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For now, face masks are required. For more information, visit the Building Stones Fair Trade Shoppe on Facebook.
Verona: Stone Soup, a community dinner open to all, will be served from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Verona First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Rock Road and Main Street. The meal will be served by the Verona United Methodist congregation. Take-out will be available. There is no charge for the meal, however, free-will donations will be accepted to support the Verona Area Food Pantry.
Friday, August 27
Blood Drive: Oneida Public Library community room, 459 Main Street, Oneida. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit Redcrossblood.org and enter: Oneidalibrary to schedule an appointment.
Saturday, August 28 Community Fine Arts
and Show Sale: At Sherrill Kenwood Library lawn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watercolors, oils, acrylics, pen&ink, cut paper, colored pencil, originals, prints, cards, and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sherrill Library. Cider and Donuts will be available. The Community Fine Arts Guild consists of 38 members who meet every Tuesday morning in the Sherrill Community Activity Center (CAC) community room to create art. New members are welcome to join at any time. For more information, please contact Laura Diddle at (315) 363-2150
Sunday, August 29 Author presentation:
Author Deirdre Sinnott will present on her years of research that provide the accurate historical background for her first novel
The Third Mrs. Galway at the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro, NY 13134 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 1 Book Discussion: Stop into Morrisville Public Library at the beginning of the month to grab a copy of the book, The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman for this month’s community book discussion. Thoughts can be posted on the library’s Facebook event from September 16-30. Or just read the book because you want to.
Classics With Chelle: On Wednesday evenings at 7:00p.m. starting September 1, Morrisville Public Library Manager, Michelle Rounds will read stories on Facebook Live. The first will be James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Fun for kids and adults! This program will run from September 1 through October 13. It will be live on Facebook until October 31, 2021, when it will be removed.
Take-n-make Crafts: Stop into the Morrisville Library any time this month and get some crafts to do at home. Crafts include a Hello Fall sign, a leaf hedgehog magnet, and some scratch art leaves. Craft kits are for kids ages 2-15 ONLY, while supplies last.
Thursday, September 2 Blood Drive: Kallet Civic Center Ballroom, 159 Main Street, Oneida. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please consider giving a POWER RED donation if type O-, O+, A-, or Band help provide hospitals with the most needed blood product. For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter Oneidabob or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Monday, September 6 Morrisville Public Library Closed: In observance of Labor Day. It reopens Tuesday, September 7 at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 7 New Morrisville Library hours: The library will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday/thursday 10a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (These hours will last through winter. The weekend of Memorial Day, summer hours will return. ADK Mountain Club meeting: The Iroquois Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will resume their in-person meetings at 7 p.m. at The First Baptist Church in New Hartford. The guest speaker will be
Stu Miller presenting on the Sherrill Brook Park Community Forest Coalition. This coalition comprises a group of residents and several organizations to preserve and enlarge Sherrill Brook Park in the towns of New Hartford and Kirkland. Nonmotorized trails would be enhanced and created to connect these two towns. Stu is a resident of New Hartford and enjoys many outdoor activities, specifically fishing and pickleball.
Sunday, September 12
Pedal for Autism: With 1 in 54 kids diagnosed with autism each day, help The Kelberman Center to promote understanding and awareness of autism through a 10 or 20-mile charity bike ride that will take place at Woods Valley in Rome. The Pedal for Autism, with lead sponsor Birch Wealth Management, will be an enjoyable way to spend a morning to help raise funding for children, adults, and their families who receive Kelberman Center services. Please visit kelbermancenter.org and click Pedal for Autism from the homepage to register by August 27. For more information, please contact Kelly Carinci, Chief Development Officer at The Kelberman Center, at kelly. carinci@kelbermancenter. org. The Kelberman Center is the leading provider of autism services for children, adults, and families in the Mohawk Valley and CNY.
Saturday, September 18 Autumn Community Health and Wellness Day:
St. Paul’s Catholic Church from 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. St. Paul’s Parish Center 1807 Bedford St., Rome, NY 13440. For additional information contact Celeste Snyderman (315) 7949851 email@example.com. No fee to participate. Table and chairs provided. Free giveaways. Children’s craft room. Rome Health screenings by Dr. Williams, Dr. Hall, and Dr. Molica.
Blood Analysis Program: The Zonta Club of Oneida is sponsoring the AMBA (Annual Metathasic Blood Analysis) Wellness program, a blood screening program that serves as a community service as well as a fundraiser. The program will take place at the Canastota American Legion, 325 S. Peterboro Street. A comprehensive battery of blood tests is available for $41.00 payable by check or money order made out to AMBA. No cash, please. Proof of identity is required. This service is not covered by health insurance, so if you don’t have health insurance, this is a much more affordable opportunity to have your blood tested. Proof of ID is requested. Pre-authorization by your physician is required. Officials say physicians are commonly very willing to give approval to their patients for this worthwhile program. This event is held twice a year, in September and in March. Appointments for the upcoming event are available from 7-10 a.m. Call 1-800234-8888 Monday-friday 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m. Provide your physician’s name and address at the time of the call. The Zonta Club requests a $5 sponsor fee at the time of the screening. This money is used to fund educational scholarships for women in the community.
Monday, September 20 CNY Talent Awards Application due: CNY ATD is seeking applications for the 14th Annual CNY BEST Talent Development Awards to recognize excellence in talent development practices in the Central New York area in the following categories:
Business entities that have linked talent development to the business’ strategic growth or success Organization (Not for Profit): Non-profit, government, or academic entities or collaborations that have linked talent development for their internal or external stakeholders to the organization’s (or organizations’) strategic growth or success Consultant: External organizations or individuals who have helped link talent development to a client’s (or clients’) strategic growth or success Individual/ Team: Internal employees or teams of employees who have contributed to internal or external customers’ talent development growth or success Recognition covers the central part of New York State from the North Country to the Southern Tier and from the Seneca-cayuga Corridor to the Mohawk Valley. Nominate your organization, employees, or consultants for their talent development activities and successes. Applications are due September 20, 2021. Additional information is available through CNY ATD online or by contacting info@cnyatd. org or (315) 546-2783. The 2021 CNY BEST Talent Development Awards Ceremony: will be held on
November 4, 2021, 5-8:15 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Syracuse. This year’s keynote speaker will be Melanie Littlejohn, Vice President of Customer and Community Management of National Grid.
Saturday, September 25
Walk to End Alzheimer’s:
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Mohawk Valley residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® at Rome Free Academy. While plans are moving forward to host the Utica/rome Walk in person, the health and safety of participants, staff, and volunteers remain the top priorities as decisions are made about event details.
Options will be offered to participate online and in local neighborhoods. To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit alz. org/walk
Fall Book Sale: At the Morrisville Public Library. Stop in and grab some good books for fall reading, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Can’t beat the prices. Adult and kids’ books, DVD’S, books on tape or CD, music CDS, and more available.