Flu and Pneumonia Clinic set for Oct. 16 at municipal building

 The Town of Marcy is hosting a Flu/Pneumonia Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 16, at the Marcy Municipal Building, 8801 Paul Becker Road.

The clinic is open to Marcy residents and no appointment or prescription is needed.

Bring your insurance information with you. Most insurances are accepted.



 Landmarks Society presents ghost hunting events

 Rome Investigators of the Paranormal is returning to the Rutger Mansions for a dual event Saturday, Oct. 14.

 The first event, "The Mid-Adventures of Lord Halifax Warburton Escape Room" will take place from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. with games starting every 30 minutes. It's 1899 and Queen Victoria is in a panic as her secret admirer Lord Halifax Warburton has gone missing. The cost is $10 per person to help solve the diabolical clues left behind to help return Lord Warburton to the Queen.

 As a separate second event, Rome Investigators of the Paranormal is hosting a ghost hunting lecture from 8 to 9 p.m. followed by an investigation of 1 Rutger Mansion from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per person.

 For tickets to these events, call 315-794-5961.



 College to host two open houses this fall for prospective students

 Herkimer County Community College is hosting two open houses this fall, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3.

 Prospective students and families will have the opportunity to meet the faculty, tour campus and learn about academic programs, support services, athletics, financial aid, on-campus housing and campus life.

 Prospective students in attendance can enter a drawing to win a $500 scholarship toward books along with other prizes. The winner must enroll full-time at Herkimer College (must be present to win).


For information and to register to attend the open house, visit or call 315-574-4028.



 Dinner-concert to feature ‘America’s Musical Ambassadors’

 The Horned Dorset Inn, 2000 state Route 8, will host its sixth dinner-concert of the season on Sunday, Oct. 15, featuring a performance by "America’s Musical Ambassadors," Timothy Perry on clarinet and Pej Rietz on piano.

 The event begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m., followed by the concert at 5 p.m. and dinner served afterward.

 Perry and Reitz, faculty members at Binghamton University, were winners of the 1997 Artistic Ambassadors Program by the United States Information Agency in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

 The cost is $68 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. Reservations should be made by calling 315-855-7898.

 The Horned Dorset dinner concerts feature monthly performances by musicians from throughout Central New York and beyond, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Horned Dorset Colony artist residency program scholarship fund.




 YMCA to offer Hip Hop dance classes for youth, teens

 The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley, at 301 W. Bloomfield St. is offering Hop Hop dance classes for youth and teens ages 6 to 18.

 The schedule is as follows: Tuesdays from 5:40 to 6:40 p.m. for 6 to 8-year-olds; and 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. for 9 to 12-year-olds; and Saturdays from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. 13 to 18-year-olds.

 The cost is $30 for YMCA members and $75 for nonmembers.

 Classes will run for eight weeks from Oct. 17 through Dec. 9.

 Registration deadline is Oct. 15.

 To register, stop by the YMCA, visit, call 315-336-3500, ext. 228 or email



 Bus trip to see ‘The Lion King’ at Landmark Theater

 The Ava Dorfman Senior Center is hosting a bus trip to see "The Lion King" Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Landmark Theater in Syracuse.

 The cost is $105 for center members and $115.00 for nonmembers and includes the show ticket, transportation, and driver’s gratuity. Enjoy dinner on your own at The Olive Garden following the performance.

 The bus will depart the center at noon returning at 7:30 p.m.

 Payment is due by Friday, Oct. 20.

 To register, stop by the center or call 315-337-8230.



 Breast cancer awareness program set for Oct. 18 welcomes guest speaker

 In recognition of October as breast cancer awareness month, a breast cancer awareness program will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Midtown Community Center, 43 Scott St.

 Guest speaker is Family Nurse Practitioner René Madore. The event is free. The first 20 people will receive a pink breast cancer awareness skimmer hat.

 For information, call 315-413-9489 or email



 Breastfeeding classs at hospital helps prepare mothers-to-be

 Rome Memorial Hospital, 1500 N. James St., is hosting a free breastfeeding class at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the hospital’s classroom to help mothers-to-be recognize the benefits of breastfeeding and give them the encouragement to overcome some of the obstacles.

 The speaker, Sandy Graichen, R.N., is a maternity nurse at the hospital.

 The class will also feature a breastfeeding video, a display of breastfeeding products, several information sheets to help reinforce the material presented and a list of people to turn to for support.

 There will be signs to direct you to the classroom.

 For information, call 315-338-7143.



 Library to host free Social Security workshop for pre-retirees

 Retirement Solutions will present a free Social Security information workshop for pre-retirees ages 55 and older at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Little Falls Public Library, 10 Waverly Place.

 Topics covered include: When is the best time to claim benefits?; how much money can one earn before getting penalized?; survivor benefits; recent changes in legislation and how they will impact benefits; avoiding frequent claiming mistakes; why Social Security is crucial to women.

 Reservations are required by calling 315-823-1542.



 Informatonal meeting on pocket neighborhood set for Oct. 16

 To learn more about the new pocket neighborhood to be built on Eaton Street in the Village of Hamilton, attend an informational meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Hamilton Public Library, 13 Broad St.

 For information, call 607-316-3437 or email



 Christian women's club hosts monthly meeting and luncheon

 The Mohawk Valley Christian Women's Club welcomes all to its monthly meeting titled, “Organization Celebration Luncheon."

 The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Hart's Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St.

 Deb Cabral, the Declutter Coach is the special feature. Guest speaker Theresa Gardner will speak on “I Will Smile Again." Enjoy musical selections by Wayne Clemmons.

 The cost is $13 per person. Free child care is made by reservation. Bring a bag lunch for your chiold.

 To make a reservation, call 315-733-2085 or 315-733-1638.



 Kiwanis plans 30th anniversary celebration with dinner

 The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks will celebrate its 30th Anniversary of service to the children of the Central Adirondacks with an anniversary celebration dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Van Auken's Inne, 108 Forge St., Thendara.

 The current officers, President Michael Griffin, Vice President Sharron Kleps, Treasurer Jane Slack and Secretary Bob Van Slyke will be installed.

 For information and to make a reservation, call 315-369-0073.



 Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends community fundraising event

 Boscov’s will host Friends Helping Friends, a community fundraising event from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in all 45 of their stores including Sangertown Square. In 2016, Friends Helping Friends raised more than $600,000 for charitable organizations in communities where Boscov’s stores are located.

 Community service agencies and schools throughout the community have been invited to participate in this benefit shopping day. Boscov’s has provided participating groups and organizations with discount shopping passes, which they have been selling for the past few months. Each shopping pass is $5 and good for 25 percent off their purchases on Tuesday (minimal exclusions do apply and are listed on the ticket). Organizations selling the shopping passes keep the entire $5 ticket price.

 Shoppers will enjoy savings, refreshments, entertainment, and samplings. Everyone with a shopping pass has a chance to win one of three $500 Boscov’s shopping sprees on a corporate level and a $100 Boscov’s shopping spree.



 Tickets available for Axelrod/Rove ‘Common Ground’ event at Hamilton College

 Tickets are still available for Hamilton College’s "Common Ground" discussion with political strategists David Axelrod and Karl Rove at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House at Hamilton.

 Rove and Axelrod, who represent different points of view, will discuss current issues. USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page will moderate the program which seeks to model respectful dialogue across political boundaries.

 Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating will be general admission. No backpacks or large purses will be allowed into the field house for this event and no video or audio recording or photography will be permitted.

 To obtain free tickets visit


Free shuttles will begin at 5:30 p.m. from two on-campus parking lots (follow signs on College Hill Road) and the Skenandoa Golf Club, 7105 Norton Ave. Those who need special assistance seating or parking should call 315-859-4529.



 Community leaders to be honored with Legacy Award

 The Genesis Group announces that several area community leaders will be honored with the Joseph R. Carucci Legacy Award during its annual meeting and luncheon at noon Thursday, Oct. 26, at Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St.

 The Class of 2017 includes Timothy Birnie, Bruce Lyon, Kelly Walters, Ed Paparella and David Mathis.

 The cost is $30 per person. For reservations, email



 MVCC to host Mohawk Valley Community Action Poverty Symposium

 Mohawk Valley Community College will host the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency Poverty Symposium at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center Field House at the Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive. The event was originally scheduled to begin at noon.

 This year’s symposium, "Helping People, Changing Lives, Ending Poverty … Through Education" has a different emphasis than previous years’ events. It includes a poverty simulation, lunch, and testimonials by individuals who have struggled to obtain their education. Registration begins at 10, and the simulation starts at 10:30. The simulation experience is divided into four 15-minute sessions, each of which represents one week to provide for your family and maintain a home. Lunch and discussion — centering on the importance of education, the tools needed to succeed, and outcomes — will immediately follow.

 For information, call 315-624-9930 or email

 For information about Mohawk Valley Community Action, visit