Former NBA star Spud Webb, R&B icon Melba Moore to join YMCA Prayer Breakfast
Tickets are now on sale for the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley’s fifth Annual Prayer Breakfast with special guest speakers Spud Webb and Melba Moore.
The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, at New Beginnings Community Church, 227 Genesee St.
Doors open at 8 a.m. with basket raffles and a Continental breakfast provided by Madison Bistro.
Webb, the 5’7" winner of the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk contest, played for the Atlanta Hawkes and Sacramento Kings from 1985-1999, averaging 9.9 points per game. He ended his career with 8,072 points.
Grammy-nominated Moore won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Lutiebelle in "Purlie." She is the 2012 recipient of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Theatre Legend Award and was inducted into the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
Charles Garrison, a pastor from New Orleans, will kick off the event by presenting the "Never Give Up" theme that continues throughout the event. He will be joined by local pastors Larry Chamberlain of Oneida and Arthur Atkins of Rome.
Moore will join the Oneida High School Chamber Choir for a song performance at the Prayer Breakfast. Webb also will serve as a guest speaker for the YMCA’s Youth Hoops Clinic immediately following the Breakfast at the Oneida YMCA.
The event also features a canned food drive to benefit the Karing Kitchen in Oneida and the Rome Rescue Mission.
Tickets for the breakfast are $20 per person. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA’s scholarship fund.
For tickets, visit www.ymcatrivalley.org.
Herkimer County Community College to offer financial aid workshop
Herkimer County Community College is offering assistance to any college-bound students and their families looking for guidance on applying for financial aid — even if they plan to attend a college other than Herkimer.
In two workshops, the College’s Financial Aid staff will assist students and families in completing the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) applications for the institution of their choice.
The first workshop will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 in the Academic Support Center, on the second floor of the Ronald F. Williams Library Building.
The second workshop will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the same location.
The workshops also will cover a brief overview of available financial aid programs, a summary of what’s new in financial aid, and a guide on how financial aid is processed.
Participants should bring the following to the workshop:
• FSA ID for student or parent (if applicable) create this at https://fsaid.ed.gov/
• 2018 Federal Tax Return
• 2018 W-2s
• Bank statements and investment account statements
• Driver’s license for both student and parents
Registration is required due to limited seating. For information and to register, call 315-574-4035 or email email@example.com.
Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Experience gathering at Old Forge Library
The Old Forge Library at 220 Crosby Blvd. is hosting a Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Experience at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Led by Mountain Mystic Guide Company founders John and Therà Levi, this is an opportunity to learn and practice techniques for mindful connection with nature, cultivate balance and inspiration and release stress.
The Levi’s will introduce a new mindfulness technique often referred to as "fox walking." Participants will explore the impact on the walking mindfully and how this deepens our nature connection.
The program is free and registration is required by calling 315-369-6008.
JM Chubbuck Foundation presents fall mystery dinner
The Joseph Michael Chubbuck Foundation presents an ACME Mystery Dinner Theater performance of "My Dead Lady" to benefit cancer patients in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison and Onondaga counties.
The event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Professor Barry Biggins has a problem. Azalia Dimwittle has completely failed every attempt to elevate her from Cockney flower girl to aristocratic lady. She simply hasn't gotten it, never will get it, and now everyone has just about had it. To make matters worse, she's invited you and the rest of her conniving family over to the Professor's house for her father's birthday party.
Come experience an interactive mystery dinner while you enjoy cash bar, appetizers, a buffet dinner, basket raffle, 50/50 and dessert.
Guests are welcome to dress casual or semi-formal.
Tickets are $45 per person. Reservations are required. For tickets, visit www.thejmcf.org under "Events" or call 315-339-5993.
Students named Adirondack Scholars Award winners
Clarkson University has announced the winners of the Adirondack Scholars Award. The scholarship was established to recognize high school seniors from the North Country for their hard work and commitment to academics.
Local recipients include Nicholaus Stallman of Herkimer, majoring in mechanical engineering, and Herbert Fountain of Little Falls, majoring in biomolecular science.
Recipients of this scholarship will receive up to $6,000 per year, depending on financial need, for a total of four years of undergraduate study at Clarkson. Award recipients may enroll in any course of study at Clarkson University.
Flags for heroes, families to be displayed Nov. 1-11
The Good News Center announced that 1,000 flags will be posted along the Memorial Parkway for Veterans Day. The flags will be on display Nov. 1-11.
At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, a ceremony will take place at the Memorial Parkway, where visitors can see the flags on display. This year’s guest speaker will include Lt. Colonel Steve Russell, retired.
The flags will be tagged in memory or honor of a loved one. The cost to sponsor a flag is $35. You also can call for information on sponsoring a portion of the field. All proceeds will be used to support veterans' rehabilitation programs at the Sitrin Health Care Center.
To place an order, call 315-735-6210 or visit thegoodnewscenter.org.