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Community Thanksgiving Dinner

11/27  12 to 2 PM

Free Thanksgiving Dinner for any family or individual who would enjoy fellowship and great food. All are welcome. Advance notice needed for take outs or deliveries. Respond by Monday Nov.24. Call Office of the Aging 867-1204 and ask for Jim. First Methodist Church, Prospect St, Herkimer.

Yoga Classes/Floyd United Methodist Church

11/15 & 11/29  8:45 to 10:00 AM

Yoga classes for all abilities. Taught by a certified yoga instructor who donates the $6 class fee to the FRCM Food Pantry and the Floyd United Methodist Church Roof Fund.
Class will be held on November 1, 15, and 29. 865-5854

4th Annual Clinton VFW Holiday Craft Show

11/29  5 to 8:30 PM

Over 30 tables. Food, raffles, bake sale, all money benefits VFW Post #9591. 50 Franklin Ave, Clinton. 723-6093.

Toys for Tots Drive & Tree Lighting

11/29  6 to 8 PM

Bring a new, unwrapped toy and join us as we honor and support the Madison County Marine Corps League. Following the ceremony stay for the tree lighting, a singing Santa, and a horse drawn carriage ride provided by Morrisville State College’s draft horse program. Cookies, milk, donuts, and hot chocolate will be served. J & M Boylan Business Park, 101 Madison St, Wampville

Home for the Holidays Christmas Parade

11/29  5 to 8:30 PM

We will be having a Christmas Parade with Santa and his live reindeer on Saturday, November 29th at 5 pm. We will also be having a Chicken Riggie contest at 3 pm and Cookie Challenge at 3:30. We will also be taking pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus for a small fee. Boonville. 942-5112, for more details.

Stevens Swan Humane Society Sock Hop

11/29  6 to 10 PM

Come out and enjoy a fun filled night in remembrance of the music and dances of the 50s and 60s to benefit Stevens Swan Humane Society. Daniele’s Banquet Specialists, 8360 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford. Tickets are $35 for one, $60 for two, and may be purchased at The Stevens Swan humane Society Shelter, 5664 Horatio St, Utica. 738-4357 for more information.

Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014.

Weekly Sunday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 AM until 11/30/2014

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. (Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.) 324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, 518-496-8949 for more information.

Holiday Shoppes 2014 Indie Garage Sale/Craft Show

11/29 & 11/30  12 Noon to 5 PM


This Holiday’s Indie Garage Sale hosts over 120 juried artists & crafters who will be transforming their booth space into a temporary store of their own. The overall idea is to, for one weekend, turn MVCC’s newly built Jorgensen Athletic Center into a shopping mall experience. No matter who you’re shopping for this Holiday season you will find something for them that is handcrafted, made locally, and is as unique as they are.

The Indie Garage Sale will be a 2 day event, taking place Saturday and Sunday, November 29th and 30th, from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
It will be held at 1101 Sherman Dr. Utica, NY 13501 (MVCC’s Jorgensen Athletic Center).

Candy Cane Lane

11/30  3 to 6 PM

Santa’s coming to town with his friends Elsa and Anna from FROZEN! Pick up some unique Christmas gifts, enter raffles, face painting, write a letter to Santa and MUCH MORE! Don’t forget the ugly Christmas Sweater Contest!

Get your pre-sale tickets now at Hawaiian Holiday Tanning in Whitesboro, The Runway Fashion Boutique in New York Mills, or The Family Fun Factory in Washington Mills!

Tickets are only $5 including automatic raffle entry, cookies, a hot beverage and candy bag for kids! Please bring an item to benefit the animals of Stevens-Swan Humane Society!  Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St, Whitesboro. 507-9595.

Adirondack Christmas on Main Street

11/28 to11/30  10 AM to 8 PM

A weekend full of shopping specials & holiday treats.

Holiday Basket Raffle – Bring in your Inlet receipts dated Nov. 28-30 and receive one free ticket for every $10 spent! Winner will be drawn at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Nov. 30
Drop Box for Letters to Santa

Events planned in Inlet on Saturday:
11-3pm Book Sale (Inlet Public Library)
12:30pm – Candy Cane Hunt (Arrowhead Park)
12:30-1:30pm – Face Painting (Inlet Town Hall)
12:30-3:30pm – Children’s Holiday Film Festival (Inlet Town Hall)
1-4pm – Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop (Inlet Town Hall)
1-4pm – Free Gift Wrapping (Inlet Town Hall)
2-2:15pm – Mojo-Noah’s Ark Mascot (Inlet Town Hall)
3:30-5:30pm – Warming Station (French Louie ADK Sports)
3:30-5pm – Pet Pictures (Screamen Eagle)
4pm – Holiday Dog Parade (Main Street)
4:30pm – “Inlet’s Best Holiday Pie” Contest (Inlet Town Hall)
5pm – Tree Lighting & Caroling (Town Tree)
5:15pm – Cookies, Cocoa & Santa (Senior Room)
5-8pm – Wine & Cheese Tasting (Matt’s Draft House & Screamen Eagle Pizza) Return to event list.

Steet Ponte Auto Group Food Drive for the Rescue Mission of Utica

11/13 through 11/30

The Steet Ponte Auto Group is proud to announce that they will be holding a food drive for the entire month of November. All donations will be given to the Rescue Mission of Utica, except for donations to the Toyota Scion of Johnstown location, which will be providing items to the Salvation Army of Gloversville. If customers bring in two non-perishable items directly to the Service or Parts Departments of a Steet Ponte dealership, they will receive either 10% off of an oil change or 10% off of their parts bill.

“We wanted to give those who aren’t as fortunate a great Thanksgiving this year because at least 1 in 3 people in Utica live below the poverty level,” said Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager of Steet Ponte Auto Group. “The Rescue Mission works to put a box of food together that provides a family in need with 21 meals.”

All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area will be participating in this food drive promotion. That includes Steet Ponte Ford Lincoln Mazda, located at 5074 Commercial Dr.; Steet Toyota Scion of Yorkville, located at 4991 Commercial Dr.; and Steet Ponte Volkswagen, located at 5046 Commercial Dr., Yorkville, NY 13495. Steet Ponte Toyota Scion of Johnstown at 310 North Comrie Ave., Johnstown, NY; and Steet Ponte Chevrolet, located on 3036 State Route 28, Herkimer, NY, will also be offering the discount to those who donate.

Not only does the Rescue Mission of Utica provide the less fortunate with food, but the organization also offers a rehabilitation and addiction center, a psychiatric center, a learning center, and a financial center that helps them pay their bills and manage their money.
Food drop boxes are located in the showroom of each Steet Ponte Auto Group location, along with a list of items the Rescue Mission needs. However, those who would like to receive the 10% discount must bring their donations directly to the Service or Parts Departments to prove their eligibility.

For more information, please contact Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager, Steet Ponte Auto Group, via email at or by phone at (315) 736-3381 (ext. 250).
Return to event list.

Festival of Lights

12/3  7 PM

Herkimer College is hosting the annual “Festival of Lights” at the Tony Baggetta Mini Park, located on the corner of West Smith and William Streets.

The festival will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a reception at the Herkimer Area Resource Center Valley Commons, located at 344 South Main Street.

A presentation of colors by the VFW will be followed by a welcome by Herkimer College Dean of Students, Dr. Matthew Hawes and the official lighting of the park by Katherine Nichols. The highlight of the evening will be Santa’s arrival by fire truck. Entertainment will be provided by the Herkimer High School band and chorus.

Free Dental Care

9/10/through 12/5.  9 AM to 1 PM

Has it been several years since you’ve had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you’ve had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up.
My FREE Services Include:Oral cancer screening,  Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth,  Scaling and polishing the teeth, Fluoride treatment, Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care
Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday’s and Friday’s at 9 AM and 1 PM, The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge! 125 Brookley Rd in Rome.

Thursday Night Recovery Meeting

Weekly until December 18th 2014. Thursday nights 7 to 8:30 PM

Learn Recovery’s practical coping techniques. Peer group habits helps one another struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, or stress. Leader Lorraine may be reached at 858-0449 of call 585-234-2434 or go to First Presbyterian Church of Utica, 1605 Genesee St.

High Stakes Bingo/American Legion Post #229

11/19 through 12/29  6:30 to 9:30 PM

Bingo doors open at 3 PM. Card sales start at 5:30 PM. Games start at 6:30 PM. Pull tabs available. The kitchen is open with an assorted menu of food & drinks along with weekly specials. 409 Herkimer Rd, Utica 793-9377.

Discover Fun with Dinosaurs

11/2 through 12/31  10 AM to 3 PM

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY
Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more …
The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12.
Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience.
Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.
The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of “Middle Life”, is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the “Age of Reptiles” because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic.
Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

Mothers & Children of the Oneida Community

5/10/2014 through 5/10/2015

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015, 9 to 5 PM. Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave. 363-0745 for more details.

Free Legal Clinic

6/2/14  to 1/4/16   9 AM to 4 PM

The monthly clinic by Legal Services of Central New York offering free legal services in Rome, New York is on Monday June 2, 2014. The clinic is at the Rome City Courthouse, 100 West Court Street, Rome, New York, from 9:00am to 4pm.
Free legal services are available to a wide range of individuals and families, with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. A family of 4 with gross annual income of $47,700 qualifies for our free services.
We offer experienced legal counsel for problems related to housing, education, public benefits, consumer debt or access to healthcare, or guidance on everyday issues. 793-9105 for more details.