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Firday Night Flick “A Million Ways to Die in the West”

11/21  8 PM

Herkimer College, Robert McLaughlin College Center Room 288. Open to the public and free to attend.

Hunters Breakfast Rifle Raffle

11/22  7 to 11 AM

Serving pancakes, sausage, OJ and coffee. Special to go: English muffin with egg Sausage Sandwich. Adults $7, children under 8 are $5. Verona VFW, Spring Rd, Verona. 953-4121

St. Bernard’s Fall Bazaar

11/22  9 AM to 2 PM

Crafts, raffles, bake sale, White Elephant Sale, Religious items, & a gift basket raffle. Chicken & Biscuit lunch 1:30 to 1:30. 199 Stafford Ave, Waterville, Route 12 South of Utica

Harvest Bake Sale & Luncheon

11/22  11 to 2 PM

With a White Elephant table also. First Baptist Church, 515 Herkimer Rd, Utica.

Country Christmas Craft Bazaar

11/22  9 AM to 3 PM

The 30th Annual Marion Crouch Memorial Arts & Crafts Bazaar presented by the Newport Volunteer Fire Department. There will be something for everyone: crafts, novelties, treats, foods, gifts, jewelry, ceramics, and so much more! Refreshments available all day in the cafeteria. Santa Claus will be there too! Free Admission and Free Parking. A great way to get a start on your holiday shopping! Being held at West Canada Valley High School.

Traveling Trunk Craft Show

11/22   11 AM to 4 PM

A handmade market made up of CNY Crafters & artisans that travels to area libraries to encourage local and homemade shopping this season. Jervis Public Library, 613 N Washington St, Rome.

Holiday Treasures Bazaar

11/22  10 AM to 4 PM

Crafters & antique dealers will be present for holiday shopping. Food & drink will be available. St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, 2535 Genesee St, Utica.

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

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.

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).
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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.

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.