Upcoming events in the area include:

Covered dish dinner Oct. 18

There will be a covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the Poolville Community Center. A basket raffle will also be held to benefit the East Hamilton United Methodist Church summer camper fund.

Winter coat giveaway

Park United Methodist Church, 17 Broad St. in Hamilton, will be having its annual Winter Coat Giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19. There are men’s, women’s and children’s coats, hats, mittens, etc. available free of charge to those in need.

CROP Hunger Walk

This year’s CROP Hunger Walk will be Sunday, Oct. 20. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Broad Street in Hamilton and the Walk will begin at 2 p.m.

Proceeds from the Walk will go to the Church World Service, the Hamilton, Earlville, Morrisville and Madison food cupboards and to the Hamilton Friendship Inn. The Church World Service fights hunger around the globe.

All are welcome to gather sponsors and join the Walk. For more information, contact Carol Saulsgiver at lorac22@frontier.net. To donate online, visit crophungerwalk.org/hamiltonny.

Leonardsville Fire Department pancake breakfast

The Leonardsville Fire Department will be hosting a Donation Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the fire hall on Mill Street. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, applesauce, real New York maple syrup, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate, tea and milk.

Take-outs are available by calling 315-855-4466.

All of the money raised is going to the Leonardsville Community and Ministry Center.

North Norwich Fire Department pancake breakfast

There will be an all you can eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the North Norwich Fire Station. Admission will be a free will donation.

St. Joan of Arc chicken barbecue

St. Joan of Arc Church in Morrisville will host a chicken barbecue and bake sale from 10 a.m. until gone Sunday, Oct. 20. The barbecue will be at The Fort on Route 20 in Morrisville.

Chicken haves only will be available. Proceeds go directly to the parish. For more information, visit stmarysandstjoans.org.

Book signing with Kwasi Konadu

Author Kwasi Konadu will present his book, “Our Own Way in This Part of the World: Biography of an African Community, Culture, and Nation” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Colgate Bookstore in Hamilton.

Konadu centers Kofi Dɔnkɔ’s life story and experiences in a communography of Dɔnkɔ’s community and nation from the late 19th century through the end of the 20th. These years were shaped by historical forces from colonial Ghana’s cocoa boom to decolonization and political and religious parochialism.

Kwasi Konadu is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur chair in Africana and Latin American studies at Colgate University and the author and editor of several books, including “The Ghana Reader: History, Culture, Politics,” also published by Duke University Press, and “Transatlantic Africa, 1440–1888.”

Copies of his book will be available for signing and purchase.

EOH hosts first annual Paranormal Investigations

For one night only, there will be guided Paranormal Investigation tours through the Earlville Opera House’s historic 1892 venue from 7-9 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight Friday, Oct. 25. Tours are led by seasoned paranormal investigator Kenny Harris who will provide a night of fun, education and exploration of the paranormal possibilities at the EOH.

Attendance is limited so reserve your spot now by calling 315-691-3550. Cost is $20 per person.

The Earlville Opera House is located at 18 East Main St. in Earlville. The facility is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. For more information, call 315-691-3550 or visit earlvilleoperahouse.com.

Methodist Church hosts breakfast Oct. 26

The Madison Methodist Church will host a plain or apple pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The menu also includes scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, orange juice and coffee.

Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 5-12 and free for younger than five.

EOH becomes Haunted Opera House

The Earlville Opera House’s historic 1892 theater will be transformed into the cherished annual Haunted Opera House from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Adults should use discretion with the young ones.

The Haunted Opera House is entirely free and open to the public, although freewill donations are welcome. Note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Prior to the Haunted House from 6-7pm, Bell Tree will host free craft activities, a costume contest, photo booth and more. Babysitting is available from 7-9 p.m. during the EOH haunting hours for $5 per child. Bell Tree is located at 20 North Main St. in Earlville.

The Earlville Opera House is located at 18 East Main St. in Earlville. The facility is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. For more information, call 315-691-3550 or visit earlvilleoperahouse.com.

Area library upcoming offerings

Hamilton Public Library programs include Guided meditation with Do'an Prajna at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19. Chair Yoga at 10 a.m. Oct. 21. Alzheimer's Association: Community Forum at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22. RTI, 504, and IEP: What's It All About? at 10 a.m. Oct. 22. Teen Escape Room at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26. Adult DIY: Up-Cycled Glassware at 1 p.m. Oct. 26.

Morrisville Public Library programs include Family Movie Night at 7 p.m. Oct. 18. NERF Family Edition from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Kiddies Korner at 10 a.m. Oct. 22. Protecting Your Identity at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Halloween Party at 1 p.m. Oct. 26.

Sherrill Kenwood Free Library programs include Toddler Tuesday from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Oct. 22.

Smyrna Public Library will host a genealogy program at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.

 

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