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Oneida County Historical Society Satellite Book Store

12/6 through 12/23  10 AM to 7 PM

Pick up all things local history on your holiday shopping list! The society will operate a bookstore at the Sangertown Mall in New Hartford. They will be selling local history books, calendars and other merchandise.

Christmas Eve Service

12/24  5:00 PM until 6:00 PM

Lifepoint Church will be hosting a Christmas Eve Service on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, from 5 pm to 6 pm at Lifepoint Church, 74 Whitesboro Street, Yorkville. Come for a night of Christmas praise!  For more information, contact 315.269.3866.

The Snowman Ball

12/27   6-7 PM Free dance lesson,  7-10 PM Open dancing

USA Dance Chapter #3066, will be hosting their monthly dance “The Snowman Ball” on Sat., Dec. 27, at the Ilion Moose Lodge, 302 Barringer Rd, $10 members, $12 non. 315-895-0269

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.

Grief Survivors

Weekly on Tuesday at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM from November 25, 2014 until December 30, 2014


Grief Survivors – Meets every Tuesday from 6-7:30PM at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica. Drop-ins welcome.
This is a faith-based support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one. Meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move from mourning to joy. For more information contact Melissa at 315-735-6210,, or visit us online

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.

Victorian Christmas Tours at the Historic Farnham Mansion

12/1 through 12/31

Step back in time to a Yuletide of yesteryear at The Historic Farnam Mansion located at 302 Main Street in Oneida, New York. Throughout the month of December, the owners of this grand 19th century home (circa 1862) are offering special Victorian Christmas-themed guided tours to the public. Admission is only $5.00 per person; children must be accompanied by an adult. Cameras are welcome! All proceeds to benefit the Farnam Mansion Restoration Project. To schedule your tour, please call (315) 280-0574 and leave a message.

Health Insurance Assistance

12/3 to 3/4/15  Every first Wednesday of the month

Meet with a Certified Health Insurance Navigator to enroll in a low-cost, quality health plan through the NY State of Health Marketplace. This service is available at no cost. Please call to set up an appointment or stop by to get more information. Town of Russia Municipal Bldg, Poland. 867-2480.

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.

North Utica Neighborhood Meetings

Monthly, every fourth Monday, from November 24, 2014 until November 23, 2015

Meeting which is open to the public to discuss issues of concern to the residents of the city of Utica with emphasis on those issues affecting North Utica residents. City officials and representatives of various departments, i.e. Public Safety, Works, School , elected officials etc. are invited to speak on a variety of topics and to answer questions. North Utica Senior Center, 50 Riverside Dr, Utica

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.