OF INTEREST

Area commencements

Cazenovia College – 10:30 a.m., May 19, college quad. Alternate location – upper gym of the Schneeweis Athletic Center.

Colgate University - 10:30 a.m., May 20, banks of Taylor Lake. Rain location – Sanford Field House; Torchlight Ceremony from Academic Quad to Whitnall Field, 8:30 p.m., May 19,

Hamilton College – 10:30 a.m., May 20, Margaret Bundy Scott Field House, Clinton.

 

Road closing

The Madison County Highway Department has announced the closing of a section of Glass Factory Road, located between Bump and Swamp roads in the town of Smithfield, until further notice. The closing is due to a bridge installation. The traveling public is asked to follow alternate routes as necessary.

 

HAMILTON

Art exhibit

The Broad Street Gallery in Hamilton will host the exhibit “Flower Power” through June 16. The exhibit features paintings by Karen Burns, Kathy Herold, and Sally Hootnick, as well as garden totems by Naomi Demuth. The gallery is located at 20 Broad St. in downtown Hamilton. Also on exhibit next door in the Hamilton Center for the Arts is “A Measure of Correction,” photos by Amy E. Bartell. Visit broadstreetgallery.org or hamiltoncenterforthearts.com for more information.

 

Worn Again sale

The Worn Again Clothing Shop, an independent non-profit store, will hold its annual May Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 25, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church, Broad Street, Hamilton. The sale features a wide variety of clothing in numerous categories for adults and teenagers. Proceeds will benefit many community organizations such as churches, the Hamilton Food Cupboard, Office for the Aging and much more.

 

HAMILTON CENTRAL

Spring concert

The Hamilton Central School Elementary Spring Concert will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17. The concert will feature the elementary beginning orchestra, 3-5 orchestra, 3-5 chorus and the 4/5 band. The public is cordially invited.

 

MADISON CENTRAL

Upcoming events

Madison Central School has announced the following upcoming events: May 17 and 19 – FFA members attend NYS FFA Convention, Rochester; May 17 and 18 – School play “Ducktails and Bobbysox,” 7 p.m.; May 18 – visit by author Matt McElligott; May 20 – Golf outing, sponsored by the Student Council, at Barker Brook Golf Course; May 21 – Physics trip to Darien Lake; May 22 – Bloodmobile, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Grades K-2 Spring Concert, 6:30 p.m.; May 24 – Seventh grade Farmers Museum Field Trip; Minecraft and Lego Club, 3 to 4 p.m. School will also be closed May 25 due to an unused Snow Day. For more information on any MCS event, call 315-893-1878 or visit madisoncentralny.org.

 

WATERVILLE

Rabies clinic

The Waterville Veterinary Clinic will hold a rabies clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18. No appointment is needed and there is no office call charge. The fee for the rabies vaccination is $6; heartworm tests are $40. Additional vaccines are available on request. All dogs must be leashed. The Waterville Veterinary Clinic is located at 7383 Madison St., Waterville. Visit watervet.com or call 315-841-4021.

 

Bike rodeo

The Waterville Public Library will host a Kids Bike Rodeo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Participants can practice their bike skills on the AAA Bike Rodeo Course, learn new skills from local bike groups and enter to win a free helmet. Bring your own bikes; helmets are required. The library is located at 206 White St., Waterville. Call 314-841-4651 for more details.

 

BROOKFIELD

Book talk

The Town of Brookfield Historical Society will host a special presentation with Clayton Welch at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Welch will speak about the book “Come Walk with Me” by the late Reverend Ernest Clemons, Welch’s brother-in-law. There is no charge for this event. For more information, call Elizabeth Stalter at 315-861-7661.

 

SHERBURNE

Wall of Fame

This year’s Sherburne-Earlville Wall of Fame inductees – Helen Braun, Rob DeMuro, Margot Klisiwecz, Georgena Muhlfeld, Karen Ryan and Keith Thode – will be honored in ceremonies set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the auditorium at Sherburne-Earlville High School. All are welcome.

 

ONEIDA

Drivers Safety Class

The Oneida Public Library will host an AARP Drivers Safety Class from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 21 and 22. To register, call Bob Fish at 315-363-0455. The library is located at 220 Broad St. in Oneida.

 

MADISON COUNTY

Blood drives

The American Red Cross has announced the following area blood drives: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 18, Chittenango High School, 150 Genesee St., Chittenango; 1 to 6 p.m., May 18, DeRuyter High School, 711 Railroad St., DeRuyter; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., May 21, Holy Cross Academy, 4020 Barrington Rd., Oneida; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 22, Madison Central School, 7303 Route 20, Madison; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 24, Madison Marketplace Price Chopper, 1050 Madison Marketplace, Hamilton; and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 24, Morrisville-Eaton Middle/High School, 5061 Fearon Rd., Morrisville. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733- 2767).

 

AREA MEETINGS

Local government

Town of Eaton Zoning Board of Appeals, May 17, and Town of Eaton Planning Board, May 21; both meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the town office, Cedar Street, Morrisville.

Town of Lebanon Planning Board, 7 p.m., May 21, town hall, 1210 Bradly Brook Rd.

 

Groups/organizations

La Leche League, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support group, 6 p.m., May 23, Hamilton Public Library. For information, call Summer at 315-837-9612.

 

Oneida Public Library Board of Trustees, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, library’s History Room; 220 Broad St. The room is handicapped accessible.