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Big Band Sounds of “Easy Money”


Free concert, free to attend. Bring a blanket or a chair. Lock 20 Canal Park Marcy, Route 49.

Children’s Museum “Events on Saturdays”

3/8  through 7/26   9:15 to 12 Noon

A special activity will be presented each Sat. morning & Winter Break mornings, included in the Fees of $6. for children, $7. seniors, $8. adults. Children 2 & under Free. 311 Main St. Utica

New Hartford Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive

7/26  9 AM to 12 PM

Drop off your bottles and cans. Pick ups are also available by calling 794-7687. New Hartford High School Parking lot.

Strawberry Shortcake Festival

7/26  12 PM to 3 PM

Come enjoy a larger-than-average size serving of homemade strawberry shortcake featuring hand-picked local berries, fresh whipped cream and homemade biscuits. Sugar-free & gluten-free options available. Adults: $4, seniors & children 12 & under: $3.50.
Drink included. FREE sidewalk chalk activities, face painting and prizes outside for all!

Herkimer County Humane Society Garage Sale

Come to our second annual garage sale to be held on Saturday, July 26 (rain date, August 2nd). We will have garage sale items, book sale, hotdogs, chips, soda and shelter tours will be available. A 50/50 raffle will be done (you do not have to be present to win). Some craft vendors will also be joining the festivities. Donations are welcome – no clothing please. All proceeds benefit the animals housed at The Herkimer County Humane Society. 514 State Route 5 South, Mohawk. 866-3255.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Food Allergy Research

7/27  8 AM to 12 Noon


A Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will benefit Team Learn for Lucas for the Utica FARE Walk for Food Allergies. Menu: all you can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit, coffee and juice. Price is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. There also will be basket raffles and a 50/50 raffle, winner need not be present to win. Ziyara Temple Aaonms Shriners Park, 8209 Halsey Rd, Whitesboro.

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Benefit for Mareena Brown

7/27  12 Noon to 6 PM

Mareena is a 46 year old Rome woman who is battling stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. She is no longer able to work and is Iill most of the time. Mareena is a single mom whose first concern upon learning of her diagnosis is how to tell her 23 year old daughter and then strive to make sure her daughter is supported through it all. We will be holding the benefit on July 27th at the Rome Polish home from 12pm to 6 pm. I and several of Mareena’s family and friends are holding this benefit to assist her with her living and medical expenses as she fights this disease.We will have food, basket raffles, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Polish Home, 415 S. George St, Rome.     

42nd Annual Fiddlers Picnic Festival

7/24 through 7/27

Local fiddle fans eagerly await the chance to meet and hear famed Nashville fiddler, author, bandleader, CRAIG DUNCAN at the FIDDLERS PICNIC FESTIVAL, July 24 through Sunday, July 27,The Fiddlers’ Picnic Festival is made possible in part through a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. A weekend filled with great fiddle music and dancing.
CRAIG DUNCAN will teach fiddling at NYSOTFA’s PRE-FESTIVAL FIDDLE WORKSHOPS, FRIDAY, JULY 25, 12:30 PM to 5 PM. He joins two other instructors who are Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame Inductees – Don Woodcock and Gretchen Koehler. The workshop fee is $45 with lunch (only $35 for NYSOTFA members.) and pre-registration is requested. To register, visit or call 315-487-8806. All events take place in accessible facilities featuring a covered, enclosable pavilion with stage and areas for seating and dancing, opening onto a patio with umbrella tables where patrons may see and hear the show while enjoying refreshments available from a food concession. The Museum is open during all the events. Camping information available by calling 315-487-8806.

Dolgeville Community Band Concert Series

7/17 through 7/31  7 to 9 PM

Adults and students perform music from popular marches to classical, jazz, stage & Screen and more. Free to attend, open to the public. Lawn chairs or blankets suggested. Plowe Park, Main Street, Route 167, Dolgeville

Family Community Resource Day

7/17 through 8/28  10 AM to 4 PM

Every Thursday throughout the summer from 10:00am to 4:00pm multiple agencies will be visiting the Utica Zoo for a Family-Community Resource Day, an opportunity to learn and ask questions about community resources. Participating agencies include the Early Recognition Screenings Program, which will offer free behavioral and emotional wellness screening for children ages 3-18, along with several other local agencies including Kin and Kids, Fidelis, Head Start, Center for Family Life and Recovery, Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network, YWCA, Red Cross, OCHD and the Utica Public Library. Numerous other agencies will be involved which will vary each week. Regular entrance fees to the zoo apply. For more information please contact Kristin Lints at (315) 798-8869 ext. 240 or by email at more:

Grief Survivors

7/1 through 9/3   6 to 7:30 PM

Drop ins welcome. Faith based support for those suffering the loss of a loved one and meets weekly to help you face those challenges and move from mourning to joy. Contact Melissa at 735-6210 or or visit

Oneida County Public Market

5/24 through 10/18  9 AM to 1 PM

A GREAT place to shop weekly and buy produce, meats, cheeses, wines and many other items for local artisans. AND bring your appetite! Tons of food & beverages cooked on site. Union Station, 321 Main St, Utica.

Boonville Farmers Market

6/19 to 10/22  12 Noon to 6 PM

This is our 3rd year. The Farmer’s Market will be every Wednesday, from June 18 – Oct. 22. It runs from 4-7pm.We are always accepting new vendors. If interested please call: Patti 737-7087 or Clarissa 855-4256. We hope to see you at the Farmer’s Market. Boonville Oneida County Fairgrounds.335-9851 for more information.

Farmers Market

6/18  4 to 7 PM

This is our 3rd year. The Farmer’s Market will be every Wednesday, from June 18 – Oct. 22. It runs from 4-7pm.We are always accepting new vendors. If interested please call: Patti 737-7087 or Clarissa 855-4256. We hope to see you at the Farmer’s Market. West Winfield Federated Church, Route 20

Farmers Market/Oriskany Falls Fire Department

Every 4th Friday  6/27, 7/25, 8/22, 9/26 and 10/24  11 AM to 5 PM

Fireman’s Field, Route 12 B, Oriskany Falls. 821-6314 for more details.Seeking vendors-please call Garry Johnson at 240-5718 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.

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.

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.