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.

Community Dinner

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 Redcrossbl­ 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 redcrossbl­ 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 kelbermanc­ 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 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:

Organizati­on (For-profit):

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.

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