World War II program: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, Frankfort Hill Historical Society’s one-room school, near the corner of Higby and Albany roads, 2241 Albany Road, Frankfort. Scott Jeffers will speak on his uncle’s story of pilots flying bombers out of Iceland during World War II. All are welcome.

Auditions for the musical revue "Side by Side by Sondheim": 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, First Presbyterian Church, 90 Morgan St., Ilion. Directed by Rick Riggle, "Side by Side by Sondheim" is a musical revue featuring the songs of the Broadway and film composer Stephen Sondeim. Males and females ages 9 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 for "Side by Side by Sondheim" will be Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9, 2020 as part of the Ilion Little Theatre’s 2018-19 production season.

International Festival: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, Alumni College Center Commons, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica campus. The event is a chance for MVCC’s international students to share their heritage through displays, music and an international fashion show.

Film, "Earth Day": 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute auditorium, Utica. The film celebrates the longstanding partnership between Empire Recycling and Sculpture Space in transforming scrap metal into art. The film is 16 minutes long and will be followed by a panel discussion with Empire president Steven Kowalsky and Sculpture Space executive director Tom Montan, along with artists Patrick Cuffe and Aimee Tarasek. The event is free and open to the public.

Mohawk Valley Community College Drama Club and Theater Program presents John Randall’s "Reserve Two for Murder": 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 24-26, Schafer Theater, Francis A. Wilcox Hall, MVCC’s Utica campus. Admission is $5 general admission, $2 for MVCC employees and free for MVCC students. The dramatic comedy is for mature audiences only and will involve some audience participation. In this play-within-a-play, someone kills an actor — right in the middle of a stage performance. Tickets can be purchased at www.mvcc.edu/tickets or over the phone by calling 315-731-5721.

Monk Rowe Trio presents tribute concert, "The Beatles, We love them, Yeah … Yeah …Yeah!": 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, Utica Public Library, Utica. The concert is the last event in the library’s spotlight on British Culture. All the big hits from The Beatles catalog will be performed. There will be Beatles trivia questions and free Beatles Greatest Hits CDs and Beatles books will be given out to individuals at different points during the event. The concert is free to the public.

"Things That Go Bump in the Night" Ghost Tours: 5:30 to 8 p.m., Oct. 25 and 26 and Nov. 1 and 2, The Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown. Eerie lantern-lit tours of the shadowy museum grounds will begin every half-hour from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The guide will recount mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the 19th century historic village. Tours last one hour, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running every half-hour through 8 p.m. Cost: $15 members and $17 nonmembers. Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 10 and older as the tour may be too intense for small children. Tickets available on Eventbrite.com. For general questions regarding the program, call 607-547-1534.

Golumbki and pierogi sale: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 324 Moore Ave., Herkimer. Fresh golumbki will sell for $26 a dozen, $13 a half dozen or three-piece for $6.50. Pierogi with potato and cheese or potato and sauerkraut will sell for $7 a dozen.

Herkimer Halloween Celebration: 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, Herkimer. Participants in the costume parade will line up at 4:45 p.m. at the historic courthouse on North Main Street. The parade will step off at 5:10 p.m., going down North Main Street onto Park Avenue to Myers Park, where there will be a DJ and dancing and trick or treat stations. The Happy Haggs will bring their interactive dancing to the event at 6:30 p.m. and a free photo booth will be available. Doughnuts and cider will be available for a donation of 25 cents each. The event is sponsored by the Herkimer Business and Professional Association and all donations will be used toward the renovation of the First Baptist Church as a Business and Professional Association Community Center.

Paranormal investigation: 6 to 7:30 and 8 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, 1834 Herkimer County Jail, Herkimer. Learn about famous inmates like the Adirondack Tragedy's Chester Gillette and the last woman to be hanged in New York state, Roxalana Druse, and take part in a paranormal investigation with members of the New York Shadow Chasers. Sessions are limited to 30 people each. The cost is $20 per person and tickets should be purchased in advance. They are available at the Herkimer County Historical Society or by calling Katie Nichols at 315-866-1563. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Historic Herkimer County, a nonprofit, all volunteer group trying to raise funds to restore the 1834 Jail.

Library haunt: 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28 and 29, 3 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, and 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Ilion Free Public Library. The Haunted Library is free and open to the public. Visitors may come in costume if they wish. For more information, stop by or call the library at 315-894-5028.

Decorative Japanese knot workshop: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 26, Shawangunk Nature Preserve, Cold Brook. Participants will learn how to weave beautiful designs onto a smooth stone or wood piece to hold down papers on their desk. Materials fee is $10. Call 315-826-7405 to register or inquire about scheduling a special workshop for a group.

Literary Tea: 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, Jordanville Federated Church, 209 Main Street, Jordanville. The public is invited to enjoy an afternoon of a traditional three-course tea and readings of short stories appropriate to the season. Those planning to attend are asked to call 315-866-3353 or 315-858-2798 so organizers will know how many pots of tea to have ready. A free will offering with a suggested donation of $9 will be taken and divided between the church and the Jordanville Public Library.

Annual harvest dinner: 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 512 E. Gansevoort St., Little Falls. Takeout will be available from 4 to 5 p.m. The menu will include roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, rolls, beets, homemade desserts and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children younger than 5 years of age.

Deborah Bowers speaks on farmland preservation in New York: 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, Dolgeville Manheim Library. The program is part of the Sunday Salon series at the library. Bowers is co-author of "Holding Our Ground — Protecting America’s Farms and Farmland." Refreshments will be served.

St. Anthony’s Crusaders Annual Fall Chicken Barbecue: 11 a.m. until sold out, Sunday, Oct. 27, St. Anthony and Joseph Church Hall, Herkimer. The chicken will be prepared by Chef Dominick Scalise. Tickets are $11 each.

Hospice & Palliative Care workshop "Grief & the Holidays": 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, New Hartford First United Methodist Church, 105 Genesee St., New Hartford. Bereavement staff will provide practical ideas on how to embrace the holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to honor those who have died. Refreshments will be offered at the conclusion. For more information or to register, call Adrian Bartholomeo, LMSW, at 315-735-6487 ext. 1070. All members of the community are welcome to attend the free event.

Open house: 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, Valley Residential Services, 323 Pine Grove Road, Herkimer. An expansion project added 14 one-bedroom apartments, large enough for couples, and, also a fully staffed wellness and fitness center. For more information on the open house, contact Christine Shepardson, director of community life, at 315-219-5700, ext. 3239.

Local writer Heidi Sprouse reads from her work and shares her publishing journey: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St. Johnsville.

International Café and Conversation, "The World is your Marketplace: From Community College to World Stage": 2:30 p.m., Oct. 29, Alumni College Center room 116, Mohawk Valley Community College Utica campus; 6 p.m., Plumley Complex room 119, MVCC Rome campus. Michael Sedge, global journalist and author, will be the speaker.

International Cat Day fundraiser for the Utica Zoo: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, McDonald’s Restaurants, Utica, Rome, Little Falls and Herkimer. McDonald’s restaurants will submit a percentage of all sales to benefit the cats at the Utica Zoo. No coupon is required.

Roast pork dinner: 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, Stratford Methodist Church, Stratford. The menu will include roasted pork, mashed potatoes, veggies, roll, drink and dessert. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds will benefit Operation Christmas Child.

"Things That Go Bump in the Night" Ghost Tours: 5:30 to 8 p.m., Nov. 1 and 2, The Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown. Eerie lantern-lit tours of the shadowy museum grounds will begin every half-hour from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The guide will recount mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the 19th century historic village. Tours last one hour, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running every half-hour through 8 p.m. Cost: $15 members and $17 nonmembers. Reservations are required. Recommended for ages 10 and older as the tour may be too intense for small children. Tickets available on Eventbrite.com. For general questions regarding the program, call 607-547-1534.

Roast Beef Dinner: 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, Ilion First Baptist Church, 8 Second St., Ilion. Tickets are $11 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and may be purchased at the door, from any church member or by calling the church office at 315-894-9041. The church is handicapped accessible by the Second Street entrance.

Sullivan-Clinton Campaign Against the Iroquois 1779 Symposium: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 2805 Route 67, Johnstown. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Admission fees are $50 for advance registration, $60 at the door and there is a discounted rate for students of $30. The admission fee includes a lunch sandwich buffet and refreshment breaks. There will be speaker books available for purchase. To register, send an email to fortplainmuseum@yahoo.com with name, phone number, email address, city and state or call 518-774-5669. Visit the website, www.fortplainmuseum.com, for details.

Signups for Mohawk Valley Hockey Club Youth Ball Hockey Program: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, Ilion Elks Lodge. Registration fee is $35 and the program is open to boys and girls ages 4-13. For more details, visit the group’s Facebook page at Mohawk Valley Hockey Club - Youth or call or text 315-868-1051.

"Travelogue: Suez Canal Crossing — Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the Red Sea": 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain. Retired educator Eunice Bollen will take participants on a virtual tour of sites in Israel, Egypt and Jordan. The travelogue program is free and open to the public. Call 518-993-4646 for more information. Follow the library on Facebook for updates.

Little Falls Rotary Club hosts a Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pinning ceremony: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, Little Falls Elks Lodge. This pinning ceremony is part of an ongoing national effort to honor all living Vietnam-era veteran military service members, who were on active duty between Nov. 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, regardless of where they served. For more information, to request an official invitation be sent to an eligible veteran or to make a reservation to attend, call Colleen Corsi at 315-360-5400 or email her at ccorsi@nysahperd.org.

Fall Book and Rummage Sale: Wednesday, Nov. 6, through Saturday, Nov. 9, Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Workshop, "Functioning Well with Difficult Feelings": 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 9, Shawangunk Nature Preserve, Cold Brook. A certified counselor with 60 years of experience will offer his wisdom on practical ways to manage the feelings and parts of ourselves that can make life unpleasant and difficult. Workshop is free. Call 315-826-7405 to register or inquire about scheduling a special workshop for a group.

An Evening with Styx: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, Stanley Theatre, Utica. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Stanley Theatre and Valley Health Services. Tickets start at $50 and are on sale now. They can be purchased at the Stanley Theatre Box Office, at TheStanley.com, at 315-724-4000 or on Ticketmaster.

Bus trip to the game between the New York Giants and New York Jets: Nov. 10, pickup in Fonda, Schenectady and Albany. Tickets are $225 and the price includes game tickets and bus transportation to and from the game. Beer and food will be provided. To sign up, call Carmen at 518-727-6024 or Tony at 518-332-1556.

Christmas bus trip to New York City: Saturday, Dec. 14, St. Johnsville. See Cirque Du Soleil in "Twas the Night Before" at Madison Square Garden and go Christmas shopping in New York City. The bus will leave St. Johnsville at 6 a.m. The cost is $150 per person. The trip is sponsored by St. Johnsville American Legion Post 168. Call Carmen at 518-727-6024 or Tony at 518-332-1556 for more information or for reservations.