LITTLE FALLS

Murder Mystery Dinner to benefit Herkimer County Historical Society

Enjoy a "Fabulous and Fatal" evening at a murder mystery dinner to benefit the Herkimer County Historical Society. The event will take place Friday, Oct. 18, at the Little Falls Travelodge at 20 Albany St.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner follows at 6:30 p.m.

A glamorous group called "The Drama Queens" is planning to put on a show. Meet characters like "Roxanne Rolls" who wants to do a musical version of the Roxalana Druse case and "Princess Dragamiroff," who claims to be an A-One fundraiser. She claims she has a wad of cash to finance the show, but she is late to the performance. Has something happened to her?

Have fun guessing "who did it" and win prizes, take a chance in the silent auction.

Ticket are $30 per person and can be purchased in advance from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Herkimer County Historical Society, at 406 N. Main St., Herkimer.

For information, call 315-866-6413.

ILION

Little Theatre to conduct auditions for musical revue ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’

The Ilion Little Theatre will conduct auditions for the musical revue "Side by Side by Sondheim" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 23 and 24, at First Presbyterian Church, at 90 Morgan St.

Directed by Rick Riggle, "Side by Side by Sondheim" features the songs of the Broadway and film composer Stephen Sondeim. Its title is derived from the song "Side by Side by Side" from "Company."

Males and females ages nine and older are sought for a variety of performances.

Those auditioning may provide their own music or choose from a selection of pre-prepared songs that include "Comedy Tonight," "Anyone Can Whistle," "I’m Still Here" and "Send in the Clowns."

The performance dates are planned for Jan. 31, and Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 as part of the Little Theatre’s 2018-2019 production season.

HERKIMER

Haunted Investigation at the 1834 Jail

The 1834 Herkimer County Jail in Herkimer has a fascinating history of famous inmates like the Adirondack Tragedy's Chester Gillette and Roxalana Druse, the last woman to be hanged in New York state.

The public will have an opportunity to learn more about these inmates and take part in a paranormal investigation with members of the New York Shadow Chasers on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the 1834 Jail on North Main Street.

The investigation will be offered in two sessions: from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. Space is limited to 30 individuals per session.

Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance at the Herkimer County Historical Society, 406 N. Main St. or by calling 315-866-1563.

This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Historic Herkimer County, a nonprofit, all volunteer group raising funds to help restore the 1834 Jail.

REGION

Workers with disabilities to be honored

New York State Industries for the Disabled Inc. is honoring 51 workers with disabilities throughout New York state through its annual Joslin Outstanding Performer Award for overcoming individual challenges to experience meaningful employment.

Three Utica and Herkimer residents with disabilities are among the 51 individuals nominated. They are as follows. Rodney Fowler, The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, Utica; Denise Harris, Arc Herkimer, Herkimer; Kevin Seward, Human Technologies, Utica.

NYSID's Joslin Awards Program celebrates exceptional job performance and personal growth by New Yorkers with disabilities working on state and local Preferred Source contracts. This is a timely award as October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Of the 51 individuals nominated, two final award winners will be honored at NYSID’s annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Albany Capital Center.

OLD FORGE

VIEW to offer six-week Intro to Wheel pottery class

View, the arts center at 3273 State route 28, is offering a six-week class titled Intro to Wheel with Marie Imundo.

The class will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays from Oct. 28 through Dec. 2.

This is an ideal class for those individuals who have never taken a pottery class before or for potters who want to take their skills to the next level. Wheel, as well as hand building techniques, will be introduced.

The class is $160 for View members and $185 for nonmembers. Eighteen pottery tickets are included in the class price. The deadline for registration is Saturday, Oct. 26.

To register, visit ViewArts.org or call 315-369-6411.

NEW HARTFORD

GPO Federal Credit Union offers students the chance to win scholarships

GPO Federal Credit Union is offering college-bound high school seniors with the opportunity to compete for scholarships to help finance their education.

GPO will be awarding three scholarships worth $1,000, $500 and $300. Also by applying through the GPO scholarship program, students will be automatically eligible for scholarships awarded through the Utica-Rome Chapter of Credit Unions and on a statewide level in amounts up to an additional $1,500.

To be eligible, the student must be a member in good-standing at GPO Federal Credit Union, and must be a high school senior attending a two or four-year accredited educational institution for the first time in the fall of 2020.

Scholarship applications are available at all GPO branches.

The deadline to submit an application is Jan. 13, 2020.

Applications will be independently judged and based upon academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities and the quality of a written essay.

For information, call 315-724-1654, ext. 2923, or email cwalchusky@gpofcu.com.