• OF INTEREST:

A hemp growers round table discussion is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County agricultural education center, 100 Eaton St., Morrisville. It is open to anyone who is looking to become a licensed hemp grower in New York state and will include topics such as the pros and cons of hemp growing, the impact of hemp growing on local economy, and information on processing facilities. For more information, call Jennifer Farwell at 315-684-3001, extension 126 or email jlf286@comell.edu.

• HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Art Exhibit: A display of watercolors by Jana Kolowrat Laxa is on display at the Hamilton Public Library through Feb. 7.

Tech Help sessions: from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Get help with your phone, tablet, computer, email, and more. Limited time slots available each week. Sign up at the front desk.

Tabletop D&D: 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11. Open to kids and teens ages 9 to 16; no experience or materials necessary, characters provided. Call the library to register; space is limited. For more information, contact hplevents@midyork.org.

Teen Writing Club: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23. For ages 12 and up. Bring your works in progress or a completely empty notebook; snacks provided.

• MADISON CENTRAL SCHOOL

Upcoming events: Mathletics meet, 8 a.m., Jan.12, Rome Free Academy; Hypnotist Show, 7 p.m., Jan. 17; All County, Jan. 18 and 19, Oneida HS. For more information and MCS sports schedules, visit www.madisoncentralny.org.

• MORRISVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Canned food drive: to benefit Morrisville Food Pantry; until Thursday, Feb. 28. Note: only non-perishable, unexpired, canned food items accepted.

Nerf Battle Nights: 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Jan 18, for all aged 10 and up; for Littles, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan 19, for those aged 4 to 8 ONLY, and parent must stay on site. Bring your own labeled equipment (darts, too). Space is limited to 16; registration required. Sign up at the library. Children must have permission slip signed by parent. Bring a snack; beverages provided. For more information, call the library at 315-684-9130.

• MADISON COUNTY

Blood drives: The American Red Cross has announced the following area blood drives: Munnsville - 1 to 6 p.m., Jan. 11, Munnsville Fire Department, 5210 S Main St.; Oneida - 1 to 6 p.m., Jan. 10, St. Joseph's Church, 121 St. Joseph Place; 1 to 6 p.m., Jan. 11, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 551 Sayles St.; 1 to 6 p.m., Jan. 18, Oneida YMCA, 701 Seneca St.

• AREA MEETINGS

Local government:

• Hamilton Village Board of Trustees – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, courthouse, Montgomery Street.

Schools:

• Hamilton Central School Board of Education, 6 p.m., Jan. 10, Large Group Instruction room.

• Madison Central School Board of Education, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 15, library.

Groups/organizations:

• Earlville Free Library Board, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 16, at the library.

• Morrisville Public Library Board, 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, in the library’s program room.