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Saturday, November 22

Traveling Trunk Craft Show

Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., Rome

A handmade market made up of CNY crafters and artisans that travels to area libraries to encourage local and handmade shopping this holiday season.

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Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Utica College Barrett Art Gallery

The Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit displays the work of local photographers from around Utica and Central New York. Opening Reception will be held on November 3rd, from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments and a giveaway for attendees, as well as a number of the photographers on hand to answer questions about their pieces. Exhibit open dates are from November 3rd through December 5th, Mon-Fri 1-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm.

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Heartsong Singers For Christ Concert

Newport United Methodist church, 7488 Main St., Newport NY 13416

The Country-Gospel Duo of Patti Dahl and Dee Eggert in concert. The cost for this fantastic event will be to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Kuyahoora Food Pantry. A love offering will be taken to help with musician expenses. Everyone is invited to have supper and fellowship following the concert; bring a hot or cold dish to pass.

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Valders High School Vendor Fair

201 W Wilson Street, Valders, WI

Our 8th annual Valders Vendor Fair will be our largest! Come see our returning vendors and so many new ones! The address of the Valders High School is 201 West Wilson Street, Valders Admission is only $1.00 and there will raffles (tickets 20 for $5)! Food and refreshments will be available . . . we hope to see you there! See Facebook event "Valders Vendor Fair 2014-Valders High School Scholarship Fundraiser"

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Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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Noises Off at the Ilion Little Theatre

Ilion Little Theatre, 13 Remington Ave, Ilion (behind Remington Arms)

The Ilion Little Theatre will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the comedy "Noises Off" on Friday, November 14 at 8 p.m. "Noises Off" is a play within a play. Audiences will be able to see it unfold from beginning to end along with the director of this performing theatre company, Lloyd Fellows. He is desperately trying to get his production together, despite the best efforts of his cast, crew and Lady Luck. You as the audience will follow the production from final rehearsals through opening night and onto the tour. Quite often what happened on stage is nothing compared to whats going on behind stage. This comedy is directed by George Malavasic and performed by a very talented cast of nine actors. Performances will be held November 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 8 p.m. and November 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Admissision is $12 adults and $8 students.

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Yoga Classes

Floyd United Methodist Church

Yoga classes for all abilities. Taught by a certified yoga instructor who donates the $6 class fee to the FRCM Food Pantry and the Floyd United Methodist Church Roof Fund. Class will be held on November 1, 15, and 29.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Salt City Magic Club at CNYP

The Central New York Playhouse @ Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E. Syracuse, NY 13214

The Salt City Magic Club returns to CNYP. Their last show sold out so get your tickets early. Featuring a variety of local magicians and providing a night of magic like none other. November 22, 2014 @7PM $10 Adults, $5 children under 10.

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DANCE AT THE 3-G FIRE HALL WITH THE ADIRONDACK PLAYBOYS

THREE G FIRE HALL LOCATED AT 6229 BLUE STREET, GLENFIELD,NY

DANCE / DANCE / DANCE TO THE ADIRONDACK PLAYBOYS FOOD ** FUN ** DANCE COME AND JOIN THE FUN COVER CHARGE $5.00 PER PERSON

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Grit N Grace

Nothin Fancy, 10 Ruth St, Vernon, NY 13476

Country music concert

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St Bernard's Fall Bazaar

St Bernard's Church 199 Stafford Ave Waterville (Route 12 South of Utica)

Crafts Raffles Bake Sale White Elephant Sale Religious Items Gift Basket Raffle Chicken and Biscuit Lunch 11:30 - 1:30

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Lunch - Paddle Auction Fundraiser for Shawn O'Brien Memorial Scholarship Fund

South Lewis High School Cafeteria, Turin, NY

Quarter Auction, silent auction, Lunch, Raffles and Vendors. Proceeds to benefit the Shawn O'Brien Memorial Scholarship Fund at South Lewis High School. Start your holiday shopping and support a worthy cause!

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Harvest Bake Sale and Luncheon

First Baptist Church, 515 Herkimer Road, Utica, NY

Harvest Bake Sale and Luncheon with Crafts and White Elephant Table

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Stockbridge Valley 43rd Annual Christmas Bazaar

Stockbridge Valley Central School 6011 Williams Rd. Munnsville, NY 13409

43rd Annual PTSO Christmas Bazaar. Over 55 vendors of many different backgrounds, from homemade toys, jewelry, Christmas decor, blankets, crochet/knitting, American girl cloths and items, homemade dog treats, primitive vendors, cards, soaps, candles, homemade jam & jellies. FFA popcorn and Syrup, many food items to purchase for eating and gifting. Family/kid friendly event. Many student groups in cafeteria to support as well. Chance for kids to win and make items.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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HUNTERS BREAKFAST and Rifle Raffle

VERONA VFW Spring RD Verona NY

HUNTERS BREAKFAST and Rifle Raffle Verona VFW Spring Rd Verona NOVEMBER 22, 2014. EVERYONE IS WELCOME serving pancakes sausage coffee orange juice SPECIAL TO GO ENGLISH MUFFIN EGG SAUSAGE SANDWICH. 7 am to 11 am Adults $7 children under 8 $5

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Steet Ponte Auto Group Food Drive For Rescue Mission of Utica

All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area

YORKVILLE, New York – The Steet Ponte Auto Group is proud to announce that they will be holding a food drive for the entire month of November. All donations will be given to the Rescue Mission of Utica, except for donations to the Toyota Scion of Johnstown location, which will be providing items to the Salvation Army of Gloversville. If customers bring in two non-perishable items directly to the Service or Parts Departments of a Steet Ponte dealership, they will receive either 10% off of an oil change or 10% off of their parts bill. “We wanted to give those who aren’t as fortunate a great Thanksgiving this year because at least 1 in 3 people in Utica live below the poverty level,” said Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager of Steet Ponte Auto Group. “The Rescue Mission works to put a box of food together that provides a family in need with 21 meals.” All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area will be participating in this food drive promotion. That includes Steet Ponte Ford Lincoln Mazda, located at 5074 Commercial Dr.; Steet Toyota Scion of Yorkville, located at 4991 Commercial Dr.; and Steet Ponte Volkswagen, located at 5046 Commercial Dr., Yorkville, NY 13495. Steet Ponte Toyota Scion of Johnstown at 310 North Comrie Ave., Johnstown, NY; and Steet Ponte Chevrolet, located on 3036 State Route 28, Herkimer, NY, will also be offering the discount to those who donate. Not only does the Rescue Mission of Utica provide the less fortunate with food, but the organization also offers a rehabilitation and addiction center, a psychiatric center, a learning center, and a financial center that helps them pay their bills and manage their money. Food drop boxes are located in the showroom of each Steet Ponte Auto Group location, along with a list of items the Rescue Mission needs. However, those who would like to receive the 10% discount must bring their donations directly to the Service or Parts Departments to prove their eligibility. For more information, please contact Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager, Steet Ponte Auto Group, via email at steetponteauto@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 736-3381 (ext. 250).

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Natures Treasures: Exhibition and Artist Reception

Adirondack Art & Framing 8211 State Rt 12, Barneveld NY

Adirondack Art & Framing, in Barneveld, will host an artists reception on Saturday, November 22nd, from 11:00 - 3:00. The event will feature photography and paintings by local artist Pamela Underhill Karaz, who will be on hand to sign copies of her photographs. Special pricing will be offered on her matted photographs, and note cards and 2015 calendars will also be available. Wildlife and local landscapes are the primary subject matter for the artist, mostly found in and near the Trenton Falls area. Popular images include snowy owls, song birds, and other wildlife. Landscape images include picturesque views of Trenton Falls, Prospect Gorge, West Canada Creek, and many other rural and pastoral scenes. For a preview of images by Karaz, visit All Things Trenton Falls on facebook. Adirondack Art is located at 8211 State Rt 12 in Barneveld. For more information, call 888-890-8815, or visit www.adirondackart.com.

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. (Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.)

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Benefit for Earl Wilson ,Jr.

The Manor, (Formerly known as the Butterfeid House) Main st . Holland Patent ,N.Y. 13354

Hosting a benefit to raise money for Earl Wilson , Jr. who was recently diagnose with Pancreatic cancer . Will be music, food, art auction and cash bar. Tickets sold at the door , $40.00 a couple /$25.00 a person

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Sauquoit Valley Fine Arts & Crafts Show

Sauquoit Valley Middle School on Sulphur Springs Road

100 High quality exhibitors with fine arts, crafts, gifts and edibles. Over 20 new exhibitors. 36th Annual Sauquoit Valley Fine Arts & Crafts Show. Supports the Sauquoit Valley PTO, teachers, students and schools.

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Discovery Weekend- Learn to Draw Like Mo Willems Storytime & Activity

Barnes & Noble, 4811 Commercial Drive, New Hartford, NY 13413

As part of our Discovery Weekend events, please join us in-store for our Mo Willems Storytime & Activity! Recommended for children Ages 4 & up. Booksellers will help children learn how to draw the beloved Pigeon from Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus with instructions created by the award-winning author and illustrator. Plus look for a special offer with select Pigeon books for $10 today only! We look forward to seeing you!

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Holiday Pictures With Your Pets

Canajoharie Moose Lodge

The Canajoharie Moose Lodge #853, 159 Erie Boulevard in Canajoharie, is working together with H.A.L.O (Helping Animals Live Organization) and Bug Country 99.7 & 101.1 in a way that brings help to pets and people. The event day will be on Saturday, November 22nd between the hours of 11am-3pm. There is a lot going on: Professional photographers Melissa Strait and Jennifer DeVenezia will take pictures of pets and their owners with a variety of holiday backdrops to choose from. Pictures are only $5 each, or 2 for $9, 3 for $12. There also will be a bake sale, merchandise table, vendor tables, Chinese auction and entertainment for kids and adults. Bug Country 99.7 & 101.1’s Dave Silvers will be there between 11:00am and 1:00pm doing a live broadcast to kick up the entertainment. If you don't have a pet -- that's OK! Come get your holiday photo done and enjoy some of the other activities. The Moose lodge will be open to the public for this event and will be taking food donations at any time leading up to and including the day of the event for the local food pantry. If you have any questions please call Dave Silvers at 315-794-2999 or Alecia Lofstrom from Bug Country Radio at 518-332-5876.

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Discovery Weekend- ArtFolds Event

Barnes & Noble, 4811 Commercial Drive, New Hartford, NY 13413

As part of our Discovery Weekend events, join us in store at 10AM for our ArtFolds event. Customers are invited to transform a book into a piece of art or create an origamil hear card using the ArtFolds technique. Recommended for Ages 13 & up. We look forward to seeing you!

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Holiday Treasures Bazaar

St Joseph Nursing Home, 2535 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501

The Holiday Treasures Bazaar will be held at St. Joseph Nursing Home. Crafters and Antique Dealers will be present for holiday shopping. Food and drink will also be available.

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Country Christmas Craft Bazaar

West Canada Valley High School

The 30th Annual Marion Crouch Memorial Arts & Crafts Bazaar presented by the Newport Volunteer Fire Department. There will be something for everyone: crafts, novelties, treats, foods, gifts, jewelry, ceramics, and so much more! Refreshments available all day in the cafeteria. Santa Claus will be there too! Free Admission and Free Parking. A great way to get a start on your holiday shopping!

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Discovery Weekend- Holiday Shopping Season Kick-Off Event

Barnes & Noble, 4811 Commercial Drive, New Hartford, NY 13413

To kick-off the holiday shopping season and help customers discover the perfect holiday gifts, Barnes & Noble New Hartford will host a three-day event full of family-friendly events, interactive activities and Storytimes! Throughout the weekend, customers will find a host of in-store events, promotions, discounts and special NOOK offers. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sunday, November 23

Living A Course in Miracles with Jon Mundy

Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica, 10 Higby Rd, Utica, NY 13501

LIVING A COURSE IN MIRACLES Living A Course in Miracles means integrating the principles of the Course into our lives. The Holy Spirit’s voice is as loud as our willingness to listen. As we have over-learned the lessons of the ego, we have a bit of work to do to engage in a reversal of the thinking; heal the terrorist within; learn a new lesson from a Perfect Teacher and do what God would have us do. We cannot behave appropriately unless we perceive correctly and then do what God is asking us to do. It is the only way to true happiness. & STANDUP PHILOSOPHY AS DR. BABA JON MUNDANE Registration $20 w/Advanced Registration/$30 at the Door ~ No one turned away who cannot pay ~ For Information/Directions: (315) 724-3179 To Register, Contact Linda at: (315) 507-0611; lindamackos@gmail.com; www.uuutica.org Dr. Jon Mundy is an author, lecturer, the publisher of Miracles magazine and the Executive Director of All Faiths Seminary International in New York City. He taught university courses in Philosophy and Religion from 1967 to 2008 with a specialization in The History of Mysticism. The author of 9 books, his latest book, Lesson 101: Perfect Happiness, is published by Sterling Ethos of New York City, a division of Barnes and Noble. According to Amazon.com his previous book, Living A Course in Miracles is, after Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, the next best-selling book based on the teaching of A Course in Miracles. Jon met Dr. Helen Schucman, the scribe of A Course in Miracles, in 1973. Helen introduced Jon to the Course and served as his counselor until she became ill in 1980. He also appears on occasion as Dr. Baba Jon Mundane, a standup philosopher comedian.

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Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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Matinee Performances of "Noises Off" at the Ilion Little Theatre

Ilion Little Theatre, 13 Remington Ave, Ilion (behind Remington Arms)

The Ilion Little Theatre will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the comedy "Noises Off" on Friday, November 14 at 8 p.m. "Noises Off" is a play within a play. Audiences will be able to see it unfold from beginning to end along with the director of this performing theatre company, Lloyd Fellows. He is desperately trying to get his production together, despite the best efforts of his cast, crew and Lady Luck. You as the audience will follow the production from final rehearsals through opening night and onto the tour. Quite often what happened on stage is nothing compared to whats going on behind stage. This comedy is directed by George Malavasic and performed by a very talented cast of nine actors. Performances will be held November 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 8 p.m. and November 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Admission is $12 adults and $8 students.

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Unitarian Universalist Church Sunday Service

10 Higby Rd, Utica, NY 13501

Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages seekers to follow their own spiritual paths. Our community welcomes new members and draws on many religious sources, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Unitarian Universalism combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1961. (Taken from http://www.uua.org/ ) Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion that embraces theological diversity; we welcome different beliefs and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Working for justice in our world is a principal way for Unitarian Universalists to express their faith. Unitarian Universalists have a rich religious community withSunday and holiday services and life passage celebrations.

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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I am B.E.A.U.T.Y. FALL BOOTCAMP @iambeautyinc_

I AM BEAUTY Headquarters 61 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx NY

I AM B.E.A.U.T.Y. boot camp is a development program designed to empower and inspire teenage girls to be B.E.A.U.T.Y.! Juniors: Ages 11-13 Teens: Ages 14-18 Workshops & Activities include: Social media Etiquette Self Esteem Coaching Vision Boards Career Day Financial Literacy Education Fitness & Wellness Classes Girl Talk Sessions Beauty & Hygiene Day Photo shoot and much more ! $100 deposit due at registration balance can be paid in 3 installments

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Steet Ponte Auto Group Food Drive For Rescue Mission of Utica

All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area

YORKVILLE, New York – The Steet Ponte Auto Group is proud to announce that they will be holding a food drive for the entire month of November. All donations will be given to the Rescue Mission of Utica, except for donations to the Toyota Scion of Johnstown location, which will be providing items to the Salvation Army of Gloversville. If customers bring in two non-perishable items directly to the Service or Parts Departments of a Steet Ponte dealership, they will receive either 10% off of an oil change or 10% off of their parts bill. “We wanted to give those who aren’t as fortunate a great Thanksgiving this year because at least 1 in 3 people in Utica live below the poverty level,” said Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager of Steet Ponte Auto Group. “The Rescue Mission works to put a box of food together that provides a family in need with 21 meals.” All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area will be participating in this food drive promotion. That includes Steet Ponte Ford Lincoln Mazda, located at 5074 Commercial Dr.; Steet Toyota Scion of Yorkville, located at 4991 Commercial Dr.; and Steet Ponte Volkswagen, located at 5046 Commercial Dr., Yorkville, NY 13495. Steet Ponte Toyota Scion of Johnstown at 310 North Comrie Ave., Johnstown, NY; and Steet Ponte Chevrolet, located on 3036 State Route 28, Herkimer, NY, will also be offering the discount to those who donate. Not only does the Rescue Mission of Utica provide the less fortunate with food, but the organization also offers a rehabilitation and addiction center, a psychiatric center, a learning center, and a financial center that helps them pay their bills and manage their money. Food drop boxes are located in the showroom of each Steet Ponte Auto Group location, along with a list of items the Rescue Mission needs. However, those who would like to receive the 10% discount must bring their donations directly to the Service or Parts Departments to prove their eligibility. For more information, please contact Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager, Steet Ponte Auto Group, via email at steetponteauto@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 736-3381 (ext. 250).

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. (Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.)

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Sauquoit Valley Fine Arts & Crafts Show

Sauquoit Valley Middle School on Sulphur Springs Road

100 High quality exhibitors with fine arts, crafts, gifts and edibles. Over 20 new exhibitors. 36th Annual Sauquoit Valley Fine Arts & Crafts Show. Supports the Sauquoit Valley PTO, teachers, students and schools.

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.

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Sunday Open Mic Night at the Tramontane Cafe

Tramontane Cafe 1105 Lincoln Ave Utica NY

An open mic forum event in an all ages venue. Acoustic performers, poets, comedians and bands and more welcome. 15 minute slots available. call ahead for details and availability to perform. 7pm until 11pm weekly on Sunday nights in Utica. no cover.

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Monday, November 24

Medicare Plans Seminar

Radisson Hotel- Utica 200 Genesee St Utica NY 13501

Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 1:00 PM Date: Monday, November 24, 2014 Location/Address: Radisson Hotel- Utica 200 Genesee St Utica NY 13501 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).

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Second Front: A Traveling Exhibit Series Exploring the Tragic Consequences of Combat Trauma that Manifests as Erratic and Impaired Driving on American Roads

Gannett Gallery in Kunsela Hall on the SUNY Poly Utica campus

The Gannett Gallery in Kunsela Hall on the SUNY Poly Utica campus will host “Second Front: A Traveling Exhibit Series Exploring the Tragic Consequences of Combat Trauma that Manifests as Erratic and Impaired Driving on American Roads”. This powerful exhibit opens to the public on November 1st and runs until November 30th, with an opening reception on November 5th from 4:30PM - 6:30PM. SUNY Poly’s Cultural and Performing Arts Committee is sponsoring this exhibit in partnership with the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute at SUNY Poly. LHMI is a collaborative effort between engineering and anthropologists.

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Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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North Utica Neighborhood Meetings

North Utica Senior Center

Meeting which is open to the public to discuss issues of concern to the residents of the city of Utica with emphasis on those issues affecting North Utica residents. City officials and representatives of various departments, i.e. Public Safety, Works, School , elected officials etc. are invited to speak on a variety of topics and to answer questions. ** I would like to see these meetings announced at some point during the 5:00 PM news broadcast on the last Monday of each month so that more people are aware that a meeting will be taking place. Presently someone calls to remind only those individuals who have attended previous meetings. An announcement on TV would be a public service especially for those folks who do not go online or even own a computer.

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Steet Ponte Auto Group Food Drive For Rescue Mission of Utica

All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area

YORKVILLE, New York – The Steet Ponte Auto Group is proud to announce that they will be holding a food drive for the entire month of November. All donations will be given to the Rescue Mission of Utica, except for donations to the Toyota Scion of Johnstown location, which will be providing items to the Salvation Army of Gloversville. If customers bring in two non-perishable items directly to the Service or Parts Departments of a Steet Ponte dealership, they will receive either 10% off of an oil change or 10% off of their parts bill. “We wanted to give those who aren’t as fortunate a great Thanksgiving this year because at least 1 in 3 people in Utica live below the poverty level,” said Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager of Steet Ponte Auto Group. “The Rescue Mission works to put a box of food together that provides a family in need with 21 meals.” All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area will be participating in this food drive promotion. That includes Steet Ponte Ford Lincoln Mazda, located at 5074 Commercial Dr.; Steet Toyota Scion of Yorkville, located at 4991 Commercial Dr.; and Steet Ponte Volkswagen, located at 5046 Commercial Dr., Yorkville, NY 13495. Steet Ponte Toyota Scion of Johnstown at 310 North Comrie Ave., Johnstown, NY; and Steet Ponte Chevrolet, located on 3036 State Route 28, Herkimer, NY, will also be offering the discount to those who donate. Not only does the Rescue Mission of Utica provide the less fortunate with food, but the organization also offers a rehabilitation and addiction center, a psychiatric center, a learning center, and a financial center that helps them pay their bills and manage their money. Food drop boxes are located in the showroom of each Steet Ponte Auto Group location, along with a list of items the Rescue Mission needs. However, those who would like to receive the 10% discount must bring their donations directly to the Service or Parts Departments to prove their eligibility. For more information, please contact Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager, Steet Ponte Auto Group, via email at steetponteauto@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 736-3381 (ext. 250).

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Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Utica College Barrett Art Gallery

The Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit displays the work of local photographers from around Utica and Central New York. Opening Reception will be held on November 3rd, from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments and a giveaway for attendees, as well as a number of the photographers on hand to answer questions about their pieces. Exhibit open dates are from November 3rd through December 5th, Mon-Fri 1-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm.

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Tuesday, November 25

High Stakes Bingo

409 Herkimer Road, Utica

Bingo doors open at 3 PM. Card sales start at 5:30 PM. Games start at 6:30 PM. Pull tabs available. The kitchen is open with an assorted menu of food & drinks along with weekly specials.

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. (Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.)

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Women at the Well

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Women at the Well - 6:30– 8PM on the last Tuesday of each month at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica. Drop-in’s welcome. All Christian women of any age are invited to come to Women at the Well to enrich their awareness of God in their life and become more attentive to the ways He nourishes them each day. Facilitated by Sister Mary Ellen Schopfer, CSJ, Spiritual Director, this evening becomes a time for receiving insights, as well as gaining support. For details call Tanya at The Good News Center at (315)735-6210 or visit us online www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.

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Medicare Plans Seminar

VJ's Restaurant and Diner 169 Utica St. Hamilton NY 13346

Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 2:00 PM Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Location/Address: VJ's Restaurant and Diner 169 Utica St. Hamilton NY 13346 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).

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Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Utica College Barrett Art Gallery

The Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit displays the work of local photographers from around Utica and Central New York. Opening Reception will be held on November 3rd, from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments and a giveaway for attendees, as well as a number of the photographers on hand to answer questions about their pieces. Exhibit open dates are from November 3rd through December 5th, Mon-Fri 1-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm.

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Lifelong Wellness Movie Night November 25, 2014

Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica, 10 Higby Rd, Utica, NY 13501

The Shift. Wayne Dyer explores the spiritual journey in the second half of life when we long to find the purpose that is our unique contribution to the world. The powerful shifts from the ego constructs which promote an emphasis on achievement and accumulation are shown in contrast to a life of meaning focused on serving and giving back. The movie is free but donations to the church for use are welcome.

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Second Front: A Traveling Exhibit Series Exploring the Tragic Consequences of Combat Trauma that Manifests as Erratic and Impaired Driving on American Roads

Gannett Gallery in Kunsela Hall on the SUNY Poly Utica campus

The Gannett Gallery in Kunsela Hall on the SUNY Poly Utica campus will host “Second Front: A Traveling Exhibit Series Exploring the Tragic Consequences of Combat Trauma that Manifests as Erratic and Impaired Driving on American Roads”. This powerful exhibit opens to the public on November 1st and runs until November 30th, with an opening reception on November 5th from 4:30PM - 6:30PM. SUNY Poly’s Cultural and Performing Arts Committee is sponsoring this exhibit in partnership with the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute at SUNY Poly. LHMI is a collaborative effort between engineering and anthropologists.

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How To Protect Your "Stuff" In 3 Easy Steps

555 French Road, Suite 101 New Hartford, NY 13413

How to Protect Your "Stuff" in 3 Easy Steps - Workshop covers frequently asked questions and misconceptions on: Wills & Trusts Asset Protection Nursing Home Issues Medicaid Qualification Estate Taxes

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Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Steet Ponte Auto Group Food Drive For Rescue Mission of Utica

All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area

YORKVILLE, New York – The Steet Ponte Auto Group is proud to announce that they will be holding a food drive for the entire month of November. All donations will be given to the Rescue Mission of Utica, except for donations to the Toyota Scion of Johnstown location, which will be providing items to the Salvation Army of Gloversville. If customers bring in two non-perishable items directly to the Service or Parts Departments of a Steet Ponte dealership, they will receive either 10% off of an oil change or 10% off of their parts bill. “We wanted to give those who aren’t as fortunate a great Thanksgiving this year because at least 1 in 3 people in Utica live below the poverty level,” said Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager of Steet Ponte Auto Group. “The Rescue Mission works to put a box of food together that provides a family in need with 21 meals.” All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area will be participating in this food drive promotion. That includes Steet Ponte Ford Lincoln Mazda, located at 5074 Commercial Dr.; Steet Toyota Scion of Yorkville, located at 4991 Commercial Dr.; and Steet Ponte Volkswagen, located at 5046 Commercial Dr., Yorkville, NY 13495. Steet Ponte Toyota Scion of Johnstown at 310 North Comrie Ave., Johnstown, NY; and Steet Ponte Chevrolet, located on 3036 State Route 28, Herkimer, NY, will also be offering the discount to those who donate. Not only does the Rescue Mission of Utica provide the less fortunate with food, but the organization also offers a rehabilitation and addiction center, a psychiatric center, a learning center, and a financial center that helps them pay their bills and manage their money. Food drop boxes are located in the showroom of each Steet Ponte Auto Group location, along with a list of items the Rescue Mission needs. However, those who would like to receive the 10% discount must bring their donations directly to the Service or Parts Departments to prove their eligibility. For more information, please contact Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager, Steet Ponte Auto Group, via email at steetponteauto@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 736-3381 (ext. 250).

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Grief Survivors

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Grief Survivors - Meets every Tuesday from 6-7:30PM at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica. Drop-ins welcome. This is a faith-based support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one. Meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move from mourning to joy. For more information contact Melissa at 315-735-6210, melissa@thegoodnewscenter.org, or visit us online www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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Wednesday, November 26

Second Front: A Traveling Exhibit Series Exploring the Tragic Consequences of Combat Trauma that Manifests as Erratic and Impaired Driving on American Roads

Gannett Gallery in Kunsela Hall on the SUNY Poly Utica campus

The Gannett Gallery in Kunsela Hall on the SUNY Poly Utica campus will host “Second Front: A Traveling Exhibit Series Exploring the Tragic Consequences of Combat Trauma that Manifests as Erratic and Impaired Driving on American Roads”. This powerful exhibit opens to the public on November 1st and runs until November 30th, with an opening reception on November 5th from 4:30PM - 6:30PM. SUNY Poly’s Cultural and Performing Arts Committee is sponsoring this exhibit in partnership with the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute at SUNY Poly. LHMI is a collaborative effort between engineering and anthropologists.

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Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Grit N Grace

Main Street Tavern, 2298 Dewing Ave., Clayville, NY 13322

Country music concert

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Tri-Une Healing Ministies

108 Dexter Ave Oriskany, NY { Former St. Stephen's Church}

We meet each Wednesday evening for a prayer of healing of the family

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Acts-The Spread of the Kingdom

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Acts-The Spread of the Kingdom - A 20-part Bible Study Wednesdays, Sep 3 - Feb 4, 10am-12noon or 6pm-8pm, at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica. The Acts of the Apostles provides us more than a history of the First Christians – it is the story about the Early Church with the Holy Spirit as the protagonist. Christ did not leave His Apostles alone – He sent the Holy Spirit to guide, instruct and equip them. Enrich and deepen your faith as you learn how the Apostles continued Christ’s mission on earth through the Power of the Holy Spirit. Cost $35 p/person. To register contact Tanya at 315-735-6210, tanya@thegoodnewscenter.org, or visit us online www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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Steet Ponte Auto Group Food Drive For Rescue Mission of Utica

All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area

YORKVILLE, New York – The Steet Ponte Auto Group is proud to announce that they will be holding a food drive for the entire month of November. All donations will be given to the Rescue Mission of Utica, except for donations to the Toyota Scion of Johnstown location, which will be providing items to the Salvation Army of Gloversville. If customers bring in two non-perishable items directly to the Service or Parts Departments of a Steet Ponte dealership, they will receive either 10% off of an oil change or 10% off of their parts bill. “We wanted to give those who aren’t as fortunate a great Thanksgiving this year because at least 1 in 3 people in Utica live below the poverty level,” said Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager of Steet Ponte Auto Group. “The Rescue Mission works to put a box of food together that provides a family in need with 21 meals.” All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area will be participating in this food drive promotion. That includes Steet Ponte Ford Lincoln Mazda, located at 5074 Commercial Dr.; Steet Toyota Scion of Yorkville, located at 4991 Commercial Dr.; and Steet Ponte Volkswagen, located at 5046 Commercial Dr., Yorkville, NY 13495. Steet Ponte Toyota Scion of Johnstown at 310 North Comrie Ave., Johnstown, NY; and Steet Ponte Chevrolet, located on 3036 State Route 28, Herkimer, NY, will also be offering the discount to those who donate. Not only does the Rescue Mission of Utica provide the less fortunate with food, but the organization also offers a rehabilitation and addiction center, a psychiatric center, a learning center, and a financial center that helps them pay their bills and manage their money. Food drop boxes are located in the showroom of each Steet Ponte Auto Group location, along with a list of items the Rescue Mission needs. However, those who would like to receive the 10% discount must bring their donations directly to the Service or Parts Departments to prove their eligibility. For more information, please contact Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager, Steet Ponte Auto Group, via email at steetponteauto@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 736-3381 (ext. 250).

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. (Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.)

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.

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Comedy Open Mic Night

245 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501

Open Mic for anyone who want to give comedy a try or even pro's who want to work on comedy material. The goal is to have fun and build a fun free night of comedy in the Utica area. Cause we all know Utica needs laughter.

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Cazenovia Community Band rehearsal

Cazenovia Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany St, Cazenovia NY 13035

The Cazenovia Community Band will begin Fall/Winter season rehearsals Wednesday, Sept 10, 2014. We are always looking for new members to enhance our diverse group. Intermediate-to-advanced musicians are welcome to join this talented, enthusiastic and supportive ensemble. The band rehearses Wednesdays at the Cazenovia Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia on the corner of Route 20 and Sullivan Street from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please contact the director Marv Arnold at (315) 708-8171 or music.director@cazband.org for more information.

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Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Utica College Barrett Art Gallery

The Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit displays the work of local photographers from around Utica and Central New York. Opening Reception will be held on November 3rd, from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments and a giveaway for attendees, as well as a number of the photographers on hand to answer questions about their pieces. Exhibit open dates are from November 3rd through December 5th, Mon-Fri 1-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm.

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Willowvale Fire Company Weekly Bingo

Willowvale Firehouse, 3459 Oneida st, Chadwicks, Ny 13319

Doors open at 5:30. Bingo starts at 7:00pm refreshments available. handicap accessible

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Thursday, November 27

Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Steet Ponte Auto Group Food Drive For Rescue Mission of Utica

All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area

YORKVILLE, New York – The Steet Ponte Auto Group is proud to announce that they will be holding a food drive for the entire month of November. All donations will be given to the Rescue Mission of Utica, except for donations to the Toyota Scion of Johnstown location, which will be providing items to the Salvation Army of Gloversville. If customers bring in two non-perishable items directly to the Service or Parts Departments of a Steet Ponte dealership, they will receive either 10% off of an oil change or 10% off of their parts bill. “We wanted to give those who aren’t as fortunate a great Thanksgiving this year because at least 1 in 3 people in Utica live below the poverty level,” said Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager of Steet Ponte Auto Group. “The Rescue Mission works to put a box of food together that provides a family in need with 21 meals.” All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area will be participating in this food drive promotion. That includes Steet Ponte Ford Lincoln Mazda, located at 5074 Commercial Dr.; Steet Toyota Scion of Yorkville, located at 4991 Commercial Dr.; and Steet Ponte Volkswagen, located at 5046 Commercial Dr., Yorkville, NY 13495. Steet Ponte Toyota Scion of Johnstown at 310 North Comrie Ave., Johnstown, NY; and Steet Ponte Chevrolet, located on 3036 State Route 28, Herkimer, NY, will also be offering the discount to those who donate. Not only does the Rescue Mission of Utica provide the less fortunate with food, but the organization also offers a rehabilitation and addiction center, a psychiatric center, a learning center, and a financial center that helps them pay their bills and manage their money. Food drop boxes are located in the showroom of each Steet Ponte Auto Group location, along with a list of items the Rescue Mission needs. However, those who would like to receive the 10% discount must bring their donations directly to the Service or Parts Departments to prove their eligibility. For more information, please contact Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager, Steet Ponte Auto Group, via email at steetponteauto@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 736-3381 (ext. 250).

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. (Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.)

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Thursday Night Recovery Meeting

First Presbyterian Church of Utica 1605 Genessee St. 13501

Learn Recovery's practical coping techniques. Peer group helps one another struggling with depression, anxiety, anger or stress. Leader: Lorraine @ 315-858-0449. For more information call 585-234-2434 or see our website at www.recovery-inc.org.

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.

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Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Utica College Barrett Art Gallery

The Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit displays the work of local photographers from around Utica and Central New York. Opening Reception will be held on November 3rd, from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments and a giveaway for attendees, as well as a number of the photographers on hand to answer questions about their pieces. Exhibit open dates are from November 3rd through December 5th, Mon-Fri 1-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm.

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Second Front: A Traveling Exhibit Series Exploring the Tragic Consequences of Combat Trauma that Manifests as Erratic and Impaired Driving on American Roads

Gannett Gallery in Kunsela Hall on the SUNY Poly Utica campus

The Gannett Gallery in Kunsela Hall on the SUNY Poly Utica campus will host “Second Front: A Traveling Exhibit Series Exploring the Tragic Consequences of Combat Trauma that Manifests as Erratic and Impaired Driving on American Roads”. This powerful exhibit opens to the public on November 1st and runs until November 30th, with an opening reception on November 5th from 4:30PM - 6:30PM. SUNY Poly’s Cultural and Performing Arts Committee is sponsoring this exhibit in partnership with the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute at SUNY Poly. LHMI is a collaborative effort between engineering and anthropologists.

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner

First Methodist Church, Prospect Street, Herkimer,NY

Free Thanksgiving Dinner for any family or individual who would enjoy fellowship and great food. All are welcome. Advance notice needed for take outs or deliveries. Respond by Monday Nov.24. Call office of the aging 867-1204Jim

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Friday, November 28

Second Front: A Traveling Exhibit Series Exploring the Tragic Consequences of Combat Trauma that Manifests as Erratic and Impaired Driving on American Roads

Gannett Gallery in Kunsela Hall on the SUNY Poly Utica campus

The Gannett Gallery in Kunsela Hall on the SUNY Poly Utica campus will host “Second Front: A Traveling Exhibit Series Exploring the Tragic Consequences of Combat Trauma that Manifests as Erratic and Impaired Driving on American Roads”. This powerful exhibit opens to the public on November 1st and runs until November 30th, with an opening reception on November 5th from 4:30PM - 6:30PM. SUNY Poly’s Cultural and Performing Arts Committee is sponsoring this exhibit in partnership with the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute at SUNY Poly. LHMI is a collaborative effort between engineering and anthropologists.

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Adirondack Christmas on Main Street

Arrowhead Park, Inlet, NY

A weekend full of shopping specials & holiday treats. Holiday Basket Raffle - Bring in your Inlet receipts dated Nov. 28-30 and receive one free ticket for every $10 spent! Winner will be drawn at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Nov. 30 Drop Box for Letters to Santa Events planned in Inlet on Saturday: 11-3pm Book Sale (Inlet Public Library) 12:30pm - Candy Cane Hunt (Arrowhead Park) 12:30-1:30pm - Face Painting (Inlet Town Hall) 12:30-3:30pm - Children’s Holiday Film Festival (Inlet Town Hall) 1-4pm - Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop (Inlet Town Hall) 1-4pm - Free Gift Wrapping (Inlet Town Hall) 2-2:15pm - Mojo-Noah’s Ark Mascot (Inlet Town Hall) 3:30-5:30pm - Warming Station (French Louie ADK Sports) 3:30-5pm - Pet Pictures (Screamen Eagle) 4pm - Holiday Dog Parade (Main Street) 4:30pm - “Inlet’s Best Holiday Pie” Contest (Inlet Town Hall) 5pm - Tree Lighting & Caroling (Town Tree) 5:15pm - Cookies, Cocoa & Santa (Senior Room) 5-8pm - Wine & Cheese Tasting (Matt’s Draft House & Screamen Eagle Pizza)

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Fish Fry

Utica Maennerchor, 5535 Flanagan Road., Marcy

Fish fry, shrimp, scallops, crab cakes, meat specials, all with salad bar. 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Utica Maennerchor, 5535 Flanagan Rd., Marcy. $9.50 - 12.00. Appetizers and children's plates available, $3.50 - 6.75. Take outs by stopping in or calling 735-582.

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Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Thanksgiving Traditions at the Farmers' Museum

Farmers' Museum, 5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s. You will see traditional foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse. Look in on the heritage-breed turkeys and take part as they are herded across the village green. Participate in chores on the farm and admire Red and Rusty, our team of oxen in training. Ride the Empire State Carousel, or just enjoy a peaceful walk around the museum's historic village. You can also learn about unusual 19th-century digestive medicines as they are created at Dr. Thrall's Pharmacy. The blacksmith and printer will be practicing their trades too, just as they did in the 1840s.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Grit N Grace

Bull & Bear (6402 Collamer Rd, East Syracuse, NY 13057

Country music concert

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Steet Ponte Auto Group Food Drive For Rescue Mission of Utica

All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area

YORKVILLE, New York – The Steet Ponte Auto Group is proud to announce that they will be holding a food drive for the entire month of November. All donations will be given to the Rescue Mission of Utica, except for donations to the Toyota Scion of Johnstown location, which will be providing items to the Salvation Army of Gloversville. If customers bring in two non-perishable items directly to the Service or Parts Departments of a Steet Ponte dealership, they will receive either 10% off of an oil change or 10% off of their parts bill. “We wanted to give those who aren’t as fortunate a great Thanksgiving this year because at least 1 in 3 people in Utica live below the poverty level,” said Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager of Steet Ponte Auto Group. “The Rescue Mission works to put a box of food together that provides a family in need with 21 meals.” All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area will be participating in this food drive promotion. That includes Steet Ponte Ford Lincoln Mazda, located at 5074 Commercial Dr.; Steet Toyota Scion of Yorkville, located at 4991 Commercial Dr.; and Steet Ponte Volkswagen, located at 5046 Commercial Dr., Yorkville, NY 13495. Steet Ponte Toyota Scion of Johnstown at 310 North Comrie Ave., Johnstown, NY; and Steet Ponte Chevrolet, located on 3036 State Route 28, Herkimer, NY, will also be offering the discount to those who donate. Not only does the Rescue Mission of Utica provide the less fortunate with food, but the organization also offers a rehabilitation and addiction center, a psychiatric center, a learning center, and a financial center that helps them pay their bills and manage their money. Food drop boxes are located in the showroom of each Steet Ponte Auto Group location, along with a list of items the Rescue Mission needs. However, those who would like to receive the 10% discount must bring their donations directly to the Service or Parts Departments to prove their eligibility. For more information, please contact Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager, Steet Ponte Auto Group, via email at steetponteauto@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 736-3381 (ext. 250).

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. (Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.)

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.

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Al-Anon / Adult Children Of Alcholics

Alano Club Cottage Place Utica, NY

Al-Anon /ACOA Family Group offers help to anyone who is or has been affected by the problem of alcoholism in a friend or relative. In Al-Anon members solve their common problems by sharing their experience, strength, and hope with each other. Whatever our relationship to the alcoholic, we find in Al-Anon a place to share, a place to care, and a place to grow.

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Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Utica College Barrett Art Gallery

The Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit displays the work of local photographers from around Utica and Central New York. Opening Reception will be held on November 3rd, from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments and a giveaway for attendees, as well as a number of the photographers on hand to answer questions about their pieces. Exhibit open dates are from November 3rd through December 5th, Mon-Fri 1-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm.

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Al-anon /Adult Children Of Alcoholics

Rear Basement Auditorium St Vladimir Ukrainian Church 13 Cottage Place Utica, NY

Alcoholism is a family disease. The well being of anyone living or having been brought up where a member of the family drank alcoholically is affected emotionally, physically, and spiritually. At Al-Anon /Adult Children Of Alcoholics we offer help to anyone who is or has been affected by the problem of alcoholism in a friend or relative. Members solve their common problems by sharing experience, strength, and hope with each other. We have found that Al-Anon / Adult Children Of Alcoholics is a place to share, a place to care, and a place to grow.

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Saturday, November 29

Adirondack Christmas on Main Street

Arrowhead Park, Inlet, NY

A weekend full of shopping specials & holiday treats. Holiday Basket Raffle - Bring in your Inlet receipts dated Nov. 28-30 and receive one free ticket for every $10 spent! Winner will be drawn at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Nov. 30 Drop Box for Letters to Santa Events planned in Inlet on Saturday: 11-3pm Book Sale (Inlet Public Library) 12:30pm - Candy Cane Hunt (Arrowhead Park) 12:30-1:30pm - Face Painting (Inlet Town Hall) 12:30-3:30pm - Children’s Holiday Film Festival (Inlet Town Hall) 1-4pm - Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop (Inlet Town Hall) 1-4pm - Free Gift Wrapping (Inlet Town Hall) 2-2:15pm - Mojo-Noah’s Ark Mascot (Inlet Town Hall) 3:30-5:30pm - Warming Station (French Louie ADK Sports) 3:30-5pm - Pet Pictures (Screamen Eagle) 4pm - Holiday Dog Parade (Main Street) 4:30pm - “Inlet’s Best Holiday Pie” Contest (Inlet Town Hall) 5pm - Tree Lighting & Caroling (Town Tree) 5:15pm - Cookies, Cocoa & Santa (Senior Room) 5-8pm - Wine & Cheese Tasting (Matt’s Draft House & Screamen Eagle Pizza)

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Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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4th Annual Clinton VFW Holiday Craft Show

Clinton VFW Post 9591

Over 30 tables. Food, raffles, bake sale all money benefits the Clinton VFW Post 9591

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Thanksgiving Traditions at the Farmers' Museum

Farmers' Museum, 5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s. You will see traditional foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse. Look in on the heritage-breed turkeys and take part as they are herded across the village green. Participate in chores on the farm and admire Red and Rusty, our team of oxen in training. Ride the Empire State Carousel, or just enjoy a peaceful walk around the museum's historic village. You can also learn about unusual 19th-century digestive medicines as they are created at Dr. Thrall's Pharmacy. The blacksmith and printer will be practicing their trades too, just as they did in the 1840s.

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Yoga Classes

Floyd United Methodist Church

Yoga classes for all abilities. Taught by a certified yoga instructor who donates the $6 class fee to the FRCM Food Pantry and the Floyd United Methodist Church Roof Fund. Class will be held on November 1, 15, and 29.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Grit N Grace

Matteson Hotel, 1001 New York 51, Ilion, NY 13357

Country music concert

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Clinton VFW Craft Fair

50 franklin Ave Clinton NY 13323

Indoor Craft Fair with food and beverages. All proceeds to benefit the Veterans Post

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Cuse Comedy Showcase Headliner Moody McCarthy

The Central New York Playhouse @ Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E. Syracuse, NY 13214

Cuse Comedy Showcase Headliner Moody McCarthy We have a special Cuse Comedy Showcase this month at The Central New York Playhouse. Syracuse's own Moody McCarthy is coming to our space to headline our special thanksgiving showcase. And we also have 6 competing comics as well. November 29, 2014 at 8pm $10 Advance tickets, $12 at the door. http://cnyplayhouse.com/comedy.html

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Steet Ponte Auto Group Food Drive For Rescue Mission of Utica

All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area

YORKVILLE, New York – The Steet Ponte Auto Group is proud to announce that they will be holding a food drive for the entire month of November. All donations will be given to the Rescue Mission of Utica, except for donations to the Toyota Scion of Johnstown location, which will be providing items to the Salvation Army of Gloversville. If customers bring in two non-perishable items directly to the Service or Parts Departments of a Steet Ponte dealership, they will receive either 10% off of an oil change or 10% off of their parts bill. “We wanted to give those who aren’t as fortunate a great Thanksgiving this year because at least 1 in 3 people in Utica live below the poverty level,” said Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager of Steet Ponte Auto Group. “The Rescue Mission works to put a box of food together that provides a family in need with 21 meals.” All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area will be participating in this food drive promotion. That includes Steet Ponte Ford Lincoln Mazda, located at 5074 Commercial Dr.; Steet Toyota Scion of Yorkville, located at 4991 Commercial Dr.; and Steet Ponte Volkswagen, located at 5046 Commercial Dr., Yorkville, NY 13495. Steet Ponte Toyota Scion of Johnstown at 310 North Comrie Ave., Johnstown, NY; and Steet Ponte Chevrolet, located on 3036 State Route 28, Herkimer, NY, will also be offering the discount to those who donate. Not only does the Rescue Mission of Utica provide the less fortunate with food, but the organization also offers a rehabilitation and addiction center, a psychiatric center, a learning center, and a financial center that helps them pay their bills and manage their money. Food drop boxes are located in the showroom of each Steet Ponte Auto Group location, along with a list of items the Rescue Mission needs. However, those who would like to receive the 10% discount must bring their donations directly to the Service or Parts Departments to prove their eligibility. For more information, please contact Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager, Steet Ponte Auto Group, via email at steetponteauto@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 736-3381 (ext. 250).

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. (Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.)

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Home for the Holiday Christmas Parade

Boonville, NY

We will be having a Christmas Parade with Santa and his live reindeer on Saturday, November 29th at 5 pm. We will also be having a Chicken Riggie contest at 3 pm and Cookie Challenge at 3:30. We will also be taking pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus for a small fee.

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Stevens Swan Humane Society Sock Hop

Daniele's Banquet Specialists, Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford

Fun filled night in remembrance of the music and dances of the 50s and 60s to benefit Stevens Swan Humane Society.

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Holiday Shoppes 2014 Indie Garage Sale - Craft Show

Jorgensen Center MVCC Utica - 1101 Sherman Drive Utica, NY 13501

This Holiday's Indie Garage Sale hosts over 120 juried artists & crafters who will be transforming their booth space into a temporary store of their own. The overall idea is to, for one weekend, turn MVCC's newly built Jorgensen Athletic Center into a shopping mall experience. No matter who you're shopping for this Holiday season you will find something for them that is handcrafted, made locally, and is as unique as they are. The Indie Garage Sale will be a 2 day event, taking place Saturday and Sunday, November 29th and 30th, from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. It will be held at 1101 Sherman Dr. Utica, NY 13501 (MVCC's Jorgensen Athletic Center).

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Toys for Tots Toy Drive and Tree Lighting

J & M Boylan Business Park, 101 Madison St, Wampsville, NY 13163

Bring a new, unwrapped toy and join us as we honor and support the Madison County Marine Corps League. Following the ceremony stay for the tree lighting, a singing Santa, and a horse drawn carriage ride provided by Morrisville State College's draft horse program. Cookies, milk, donuts, and hot chocolate will be served.

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Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Utica College Barrett Art Gallery

The Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit displays the work of local photographers from around Utica and Central New York. Opening Reception will be held on November 3rd, from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments and a giveaway for attendees, as well as a number of the photographers on hand to answer questions about their pieces. Exhibit open dates are from November 3rd through December 5th, Mon-Fri 1-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm.

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Sunday, November 30

Unitarian Universalist Church Sunday Service

10 Higby Rd, Utica, NY 13501

Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages seekers to follow their own spiritual paths. Our community welcomes new members and draws on many religious sources, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Unitarian Universalism combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1961. (Taken from http://www.uua.org/ ) Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion that embraces theological diversity; we welcome different beliefs and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Working for justice in our world is a principal way for Unitarian Universalists to express their faith. Unitarian Universalists have a rich religious community withSunday and holiday services and life passage celebrations.

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Annual Service of Remembrance

Church of Christ Uniting

The Annual Service of Remembrance to Commemorate the Holiday Season will be held on Sunday afternoon, November 30, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. The host church this year will be the Church of Christ Uniting, 22 Church Street, in Richfield Springs. "Holidays can be the most difficult time of the year for someone who has experienced the death of a close friend or family member. This time of year can intensify the pain of grief and loneliness as the bereaved face the prospect of a holiday without their loved one. The Candle Lighting Service of Remembrance is intended to help people include their loved ones in a celebration of memory. It is a time when the community comes together to honor and remember friends and family", says Pam Hess, manager and co-owner of J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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I am B.E.A.U.T.Y. FALL BOOTCAMP @iambeautyinc_

I AM BEAUTY Headquarters 61 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx NY

I AM B.E.A.U.T.Y. boot camp is a development program designed to empower and inspire teenage girls to be B.E.A.U.T.Y.! Juniors: Ages 11-13 Teens: Ages 14-18 Workshops & Activities include: Social media Etiquette Self Esteem Coaching Vision Boards Career Day Financial Literacy Education Fitness & Wellness Classes Girl Talk Sessions Beauty & Hygiene Day Photo shoot and much more ! $100 deposit due at registration balance can be paid in 3 installments

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Mrs. Clause's Closet

The Boyz From Italy Resturant 262 W. Dominick St. Rome, Ny 13440

Presented to you by your local women vendors. Hosted by The Boyz From Italy & Rodan + Fields. This is a vendors/crafters sale provided for you by local professional women, specifically for women, selling products that we as women all know and love. This event will take place only one day, on Sunday, November 30th from 12-6pm and is being held in Rome NY at The Boyz From Italy Restaurant in the banquet room. This event is a great way to kick off the holiday shopping season by supporting local businesses and vendors in our area. Vendors for the event will be Rodan & Fields, Lia Sophia, Paparazzi, Oragami Owl, 31, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Jamberry, Younique, It Works!, Beach Body Fitness, Sweet Treats by Erika, MJ's Fashion and Formals, as well as a few others along with a selection of your finest local crafters in the area. Admission is FREE. Italian cookie & coffee will be provided by the Franklin Hotel for you to enjoy while you shop & browse. We will also be raffling off a FREE giant GIFT BASKET full of goodies from all the participating vendors to conclude our event. We are excited and are looking forward to having the opportunity to share our amazing line of products and services with you. And if you are a women in business yourself, this is also a great way to meet & greet and network with other local businesses and vendors just like you. Let's support local business and keep business local during this holiday season. We have a lot of pride in this community, let's keep all the hard work and efforts everyone has brought forth flowing and make a difference! Hope to see all of you lovely ladies there!

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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The Third Option

The Good NewsCenter, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

The Third Option Meets every other Sunday; next meeting October 19, 6:30-8:30pm at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica Discouraged about your marriage? Join The Third Option Support Group for married couples. Meet others who have overcome their difficulties. Learn how to break old cycles. For more information contact Tanya at 315-735-6210, tanya@thegoodnewscenter.org, or visit us online www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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Steet Ponte Auto Group Food Drive For Rescue Mission of Utica

All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area

YORKVILLE, New York – The Steet Ponte Auto Group is proud to announce that they will be holding a food drive for the entire month of November. All donations will be given to the Rescue Mission of Utica, except for donations to the Toyota Scion of Johnstown location, which will be providing items to the Salvation Army of Gloversville. If customers bring in two non-perishable items directly to the Service or Parts Departments of a Steet Ponte dealership, they will receive either 10% off of an oil change or 10% off of their parts bill. “We wanted to give those who aren’t as fortunate a great Thanksgiving this year because at least 1 in 3 people in Utica live below the poverty level,” said Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager of Steet Ponte Auto Group. “The Rescue Mission works to put a box of food together that provides a family in need with 21 meals.” All Steet Ponte Auto Group locations in the Utica, New York area will be participating in this food drive promotion. That includes Steet Ponte Ford Lincoln Mazda, located at 5074 Commercial Dr.; Steet Toyota Scion of Yorkville, located at 4991 Commercial Dr.; and Steet Ponte Volkswagen, located at 5046 Commercial Dr., Yorkville, NY 13495. Steet Ponte Toyota Scion of Johnstown at 310 North Comrie Ave., Johnstown, NY; and Steet Ponte Chevrolet, located on 3036 State Route 28, Herkimer, NY, will also be offering the discount to those who donate. Not only does the Rescue Mission of Utica provide the less fortunate with food, but the organization also offers a rehabilitation and addiction center, a psychiatric center, a learning center, and a financial center that helps them pay their bills and manage their money. Food drop boxes are located in the showroom of each Steet Ponte Auto Group location, along with a list of items the Rescue Mission needs. However, those who would like to receive the 10% discount must bring their donations directly to the Service or Parts Departments to prove their eligibility. For more information, please contact Carly Steet, Communications and Digital Marketing Manager, Steet Ponte Auto Group, via email at steetponteauto@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 736-3381 (ext. 250).

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MVP Presents -Gary Gait FREE Lacrosse Clinic

Field of Dreams Sportsplex

Sunday, November 30 10:00 a.m. – Noon Field of Dreams Sports Complex, Utica The legendary Gary Gait will hold a free lacrosse clinic for children of all ages that play lacrosse, or are interested in learning more about the game. Prior to each open clinic, a special one-on-one instructional clinic will be held for kids who have never picked up a lacrosse stick, but are interested in the game. Space is limited, so please register early. Be sure to forward this along to your lacrosse teams!

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. (Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.)

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Separated & Divorced Support Group

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Separated & Divorced Support Group - every other Sunday, 5:00-6:30pm; upcoming meeting- November 30th , at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica The group meets in a warm, caring environment designed to help you learn skills and practical information that will guide you in rebuilding your life after your separation or divorce. Free and open to all. For more information contact Judy at 315-735-6210, judy@thegoodnewscenter.org, or visit us at www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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Holiday Shoppes 2014 Indie Garage Sale - Craft Show

Jorgensen Center MVCC Utica - 1101 Sherman Drive Utica, NY 13501

This Holiday's Indie Garage Sale hosts over 120 juried artists & crafters who will be transforming their booth space into a temporary store of their own. The overall idea is to, for one weekend, turn MVCC's newly built Jorgensen Athletic Center into a shopping mall experience. No matter who you're shopping for this Holiday season you will find something for them that is handcrafted, made locally, and is as unique as they are. The Indie Garage Sale will be a 2 day event, taking place Saturday and Sunday, November 29th and 30th, from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. It will be held at 1101 Sherman Dr. Utica, NY 13501 (MVCC's Jorgensen Athletic Center).

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Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”, showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of national/international events and decisions and the role of tradition and community. The Museum represents the world’s most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art. Closed Easter and Thanksgiving Day.

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Sunday Open Mic Night at the Tramontane Cafe

Tramontane Cafe 1105 Lincoln Ave Utica NY

An open mic forum event in an all ages venue. Acoustic performers, poets, comedians and bands and more welcome. 15 minute slots available. call ahead for details and availability to perform. 7pm until 11pm weekly on Sunday nights in Utica. no cover.

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Adirondack Christmas on Main Street

Arrowhead Park, Inlet, NY

A weekend full of shopping specials & holiday treats. Holiday Basket Raffle - Bring in your Inlet receipts dated Nov. 28-30 and receive one free ticket for every $10 spent! Winner will be drawn at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Nov. 30 Drop Box for Letters to Santa Events planned in Inlet on Saturday: 11-3pm Book Sale (Inlet Public Library) 12:30pm - Candy Cane Hunt (Arrowhead Park) 12:30-1:30pm - Face Painting (Inlet Town Hall) 12:30-3:30pm - Children’s Holiday Film Festival (Inlet Town Hall) 1-4pm - Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop (Inlet Town Hall) 1-4pm - Free Gift Wrapping (Inlet Town Hall) 2-2:15pm - Mojo-Noah’s Ark Mascot (Inlet Town Hall) 3:30-5:30pm - Warming Station (French Louie ADK Sports) 3:30-5pm - Pet Pictures (Screamen Eagle) 4pm - Holiday Dog Parade (Main Street) 4:30pm - “Inlet’s Best Holiday Pie” Contest (Inlet Town Hall) 5pm - Tree Lighting & Caroling (Town Tree) 5:15pm - Cookies, Cocoa & Santa (Senior Room) 5-8pm - Wine & Cheese Tasting (Matt’s Draft House & Screamen Eagle Pizza)

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Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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Monday, December 01

Medicare Plans Seminar

Radisson Hotel- Utica 200 Genesee St Utica NY 13501

Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 1:00 PM Date: Monday, December 01, 2014 Location/Address: Radisson Hotel- Utica 200 Genesee St Utica NY 13501 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).

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Medicare Plans Seminar

Radisson Hotel- Utica 200 Genesee St Utica NY 13501

Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 10:00 AM Date: Monday, December 01, 2014 Location/Address: Radisson Hotel- Utica 200 Genesee St Utica NY 13501 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).

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free legal clinic, Rome NY

Rome City Courthouse, 100 West Court Street, Rome, New York

The monthly clinic by Legal Services of Central New York offering free legal services in Rome, New York is on Monday June 2, 2014. The clinic is at the Rome City Courthouse, 100 West Court Street, Rome, New York, from 9:00am to 4pm. Free legal services are available to a wide range of individuals and families, with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. A family of 4 with gross annual income of $47,700 qualifies for our free services. We offer experienced legal counsel for problems related to housing, education, public benefits, consumer debt or access to healthcare, or guidance on everyday issues.

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Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Utica College Barrett Art Gallery

The Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit displays the work of local photographers from around Utica and Central New York. Opening Reception will be held on November 3rd, from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments and a giveaway for attendees, as well as a number of the photographers on hand to answer questions about their pieces. Exhibit open dates are from November 3rd through December 5th, Mon-Fri 1-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm.

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Tuesday, December 02

Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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High Stakes Bingo

409 Herkimer Road, Utica

Bingo doors open at 3 PM. Card sales start at 5:30 PM. Games start at 6:30 PM. Pull tabs available. The kitchen is open with an assorted menu of food & drinks along with weekly specials.

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Grief Survivors

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Grief Survivors - Meets every Tuesday from 6-7:30PM at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica. Drop-ins welcome. This is a faith-based support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one. Meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move from mourning to joy. For more information contact Melissa at 315-735-6210, melissa@thegoodnewscenter.org, or visit us online www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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Medicare Plans Seminar

Francesca's Banquet Hall 144 E Main St Ilion NY 13357

Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 1:30 PM Date: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 Location/Address: Francesca's Banquet Hall 144 E Main St Ilion NY 13357 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).

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Medicare Plans Seminar

Francesca's Banquet Hall 144 E Main St Ilion NY 13357

Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 11:00 AM Date: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 Location/Address: Francesca's Banquet Hall 144 E Main St Ilion NY 13357 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).

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Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Utica College Barrett Art Gallery

The Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit displays the work of local photographers from around Utica and Central New York. Opening Reception will be held on November 3rd, from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments and a giveaway for attendees, as well as a number of the photographers on hand to answer questions about their pieces. Exhibit open dates are from November 3rd through December 5th, Mon-Fri 1-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm.

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Wednesday, December 03

Willowvale Fire Company Weekly Bingo

Willowvale Firehouse, 3459 Oneida st, Chadwicks, Ny 13319

Doors open at 5:30. Bingo starts at 7:00pm refreshments available. handicap accessible

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Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Tri-Une Healing Ministies

108 Dexter Ave Oriskany, NY { Former St. Stephen's Church}

We meet each Wednesday evening for a prayer of healing of the family

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Ligths of Love

The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Utica

A holiday tradition continues. The St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) Foundation proudly presents its 14th annual Lights of Love Campaign. The Medical Center will be illuminated following the Candle Lighting and Remembrance Service on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 4:30pm at The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Utica. Each light represents a contribution received in honor or in memory of a loved one, to wish someone a speedy recovery, to recognize a special event, as a thank you for care received at the Medical Center or as a special holiday gift. To contribute to Lights of Love, please visit www.stemc.org/foundation to complete the giving form or call 315.734.4287 by Friday, November 21, 2014. A list of donors and honorees will be on display at the Medical Center and also at the website above throughout the holiday season. If you wish, a card will be sent to your honoree(s) notifying them of your gift. Your honoree’s name will also be read during the Candle Lighting Ceremony unless you indicate otherwise. All contributions to the SEMC Foundation’s Lights of Love Campaign are tax-deductible, and will be used to update patient care rooms and patient safety and security for the Medical Center. For more information, please call 315.734.4287. We appreciate your kindness and generosity. Have a blessed holiday.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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BASKET RAFFLE

7210 WILLIAMS ROAD NIAGARA FALLS, NY

SUMMIT VIEW RESIDENTS ANNUAL BASKET AUCTION BASKETS BAKED GOODS TWO LARGE RAFFLES AND CRAFTS.SATURDAY DECEMBER 6TH 10-4PM. REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE.7210 WILLIAMS ROAD NIAGARA FALLS, NY

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Acts-The Spread of the Kingdom

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Acts-The Spread of the Kingdom - A 20-part Bible Study Wednesdays, Sep 3 - Feb 4, 10am-12noon or 6pm-8pm, at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica. The Acts of the Apostles provides us more than a history of the First Christians – it is the story about the Early Church with the Holy Spirit as the protagonist. Christ did not leave His Apostles alone – He sent the Holy Spirit to guide, instruct and equip them. Enrich and deepen your faith as you learn how the Apostles continued Christ’s mission on earth through the Power of the Holy Spirit. Cost $35 p/person. To register contact Tanya at 315-735-6210, tanya@thegoodnewscenter.org, or visit us online www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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Cookies With Santa

Family Fun Factory, Washington Mills

$8.00 per CHILD. Admission includes: access to bounce house and play areas, two cookies to decorate, a craft,and the opportunity to take your own pictures with Santa & Mrs Claus

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Health Insurance Assistance

Town of Russia Municipal Building, 8916 N.Main St., Poland, NY

Meet with a Certified Health Insurance Navigator to enroll in a low-cost, quality health plan through the NY State of Health Marketplace. This service is available at no cost. Please call to set up an appointment or stop by to get more information.

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Festival of Lights

Tony Baggetta Mini Park, corner of West Smith and William Streets, Herkimer

Herkimer College is hosting the annual “Festival of Lights” at the Tony Baggetta Mini Park, located on the corner of West Smith and William Streets. The festival will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a reception at the Herkimer Area Resource Center Valley Commons, located at 344 South Main Street. A presentation of colors by the VFW will be followed by a welcome by Herkimer College Dean of Students, Dr. Matthew Hawes and the official lighting of the park by Katherine Nichols. The highlight of the evening will be Santa’s arrival by fire truck. Entertainment will be provided by the Herkimer High School band and chorus.

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Comedy Open Mic Night

245 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501

Open Mic for anyone who want to give comedy a try or even pro's who want to work on comedy material. The goal is to have fun and build a fun free night of comedy in the Utica area. Cause we all know Utica needs laughter.

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Cazenovia Community Band rehearsal

Cazenovia Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany St, Cazenovia NY 13035

The Cazenovia Community Band will begin Fall/Winter season rehearsals Wednesday, Sept 10, 2014. We are always looking for new members to enhance our diverse group. Intermediate-to-advanced musicians are welcome to join this talented, enthusiastic and supportive ensemble. The band rehearses Wednesdays at the Cazenovia Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia on the corner of Route 20 and Sullivan Street from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please contact the director Marv Arnold at (315) 708-8171 or music.director@cazband.org for more information.

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Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Utica College Barrett Art Gallery

The Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit displays the work of local photographers from around Utica and Central New York. Opening Reception will be held on November 3rd, from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments and a giveaway for attendees, as well as a number of the photographers on hand to answer questions about their pieces. Exhibit open dates are from November 3rd through December 5th, Mon-Fri 1-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm.

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Thursday, December 04

Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Holiday Bazaar

1 Sherman St. New Hartford

Vendors, crafters, bake sale, basket raffles, 50/50 raffle. Event runs from 830 am-1230 pm and again from 5-8pm

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Herkimer College, Robert McLaughlin College Center, Alumni Hall

Herkimer College is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive. The blood drive is being co-sponsored the Men’s Baseball Team. Blood donors can sign-up in advance in the Center for Student Leadership & Involvement Office, room 220 of the McLaughlin College Center or by calling 315.866.0300 ext 8286. Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event.

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Star On The Door

Rome Community Theater

Laurie Brace is please to announce Rome Community Theater's second production of the season, a wild comedy entitled A STAR ON THE DOOR. Cinema legend Doreen Lewis, nervously about to make her Broadway debut opposite her ardent admirer Paul Burnside, intercepts a phone call for her dresser who is secretly wed to Doreen's son confirming that "Mrs. Lewis" is pregnant. Doreen is shocked to learn of "her" condition and decides the likely father is Paul. He's never laid a hand on her, but she does tend to be forgetful!. Thinking Paul wants her ousted from the show via her contract's morals clause, she vengefully wears her mink on stage knowing Paul's fur allergy will reduce his dialogue to sneezes. The producer, a shrieking neurasthenic who fears his backer Nunzio will machine gun his knees if the show flops, is terrified, and the Bavarian playwright is reduced to sobbing uncontrollably as his beautiful play goes "to the dogs.” Starring in the lead roles are Laurie Marshal, Jim Bintz , David Bunker, Jillian Lalonde and Ryan Oliver. Star On The Door will run from December 4 through Dec 7th. Curtain time is 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and a 2:30 pm matinee on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office one half hour before the performance or by calling 337-5920 between 6 and 10 pm beginning November 24th.

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Thursday Night Recovery Meeting

First Presbyterian Church of Utica 1605 Genessee St. 13501

Learn Recovery's practical coping techniques. Peer group helps one another struggling with depression, anxiety, anger or stress. Leader: Lorraine @ 315-858-0449. For more information call 585-234-2434 or see our website at www.recovery-inc.org.

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Medicare Plans Seminar

Franklin Hotel 301 South James St. Rome NY 13440

Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 1:00 PM Date: Thursday, December 04, 2014 Location/Address: Franklin Hotel 301 South James St. Rome NY 13440 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).

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Medicare Plans Seminar

Franklin Hotel 301 South James St. Rome NY 13440

Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 10:00 AM Date: Thursday, December 04, 2014 Location/Address: Franklin Hotel 301 South James St. Rome NY 13440 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).

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Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Utica College Barrett Art Gallery

The Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit displays the work of local photographers from around Utica and Central New York. Opening Reception will be held on November 3rd, from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments and a giveaway for attendees, as well as a number of the photographers on hand to answer questions about their pieces. Exhibit open dates are from November 3rd through December 5th, Mon-Fri 1-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm.

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Behind-the-scenes tour of Hamilton College's Wellin Museum

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

Susanna White, associate director and senior curator of collections, will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of the Wellin Museum. The tour will include a walk-through of the museum’s visible storage areas, a discussion of works from the permanent collection, and an examination of select collection highlights. FREE

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Hamilton College F.I.L.M. Series Presents Lucia Small "One Cut, One Life"

Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building at Hamilton College

Lucia Small will present "One Cut, One Life" (2014) When filmmaker Ed Pincus discovered in 2012 that he had a virulent form of leukemia in addition to Parkinson’s disease, he did what he always did in in the face of a challenge – he committed himself to the making of a film. In "One Cut, One Life," Lucia Small and Pincus explore the complexities of family and the difficulties and excitements of being creative artists as mortality looms. Pincus first made a name for himself with "Black Natchez" (1967), an observational documentary about the struggle within the Mississippi civil rights movement for an effective strategy to combat American apartheid; then, with a pioneering personal documentary, "Diaries (1971-1976)" (1980), about his open marriage with Jane Pincus, one of the founding members of the Our Bodies Ourselves Collective. FREE

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The Good News Luncheon Series - Advent "What Child is This"?

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

The Good News Luncheon Series – Advent “What Child is This”? – Thursday, December 4th, 11:00am – 1:00pm, at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica You are invited to encounter the child Jesus as we journey with Mary Hallman, Director of Evangelization for the Diocese of Syracuse, into the season of Advent. Join us as we focus on our own baptism and look upon the child Jesus with the eyes of our hearts. Please bring a picture of yourself as a child! $10.00 includes program and lunch. Register before Dec. 1st. For reservations or information, call Tanya at 315-735-6210, or register online at www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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Friday, December 05

Al-Anon / Adult Children Of Alcholics

Alano Club Cottage Place Utica, NY

Al-Anon /ACOA Family Group offers help to anyone who is or has been affected by the problem of alcoholism in a friend or relative. In Al-Anon members solve their common problems by sharing their experience, strength, and hope with each other. Whatever our relationship to the alcoholic, we find in Al-Anon a place to share, a place to care, and a place to grow.

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Al-anon /Adult Children Of Alcoholics

Rear Basement Auditorium St Vladimir Ukrainian Church 13 Cottage Place Utica, NY

Alcoholism is a family disease. The well being of anyone living or having been brought up where a member of the family drank alcoholically is affected emotionally, physically, and spiritually. At Al-Anon /Adult Children Of Alcoholics we offer help to anyone who is or has been affected by the problem of alcoholism in a friend or relative. Members solve their common problems by sharing experience, strength, and hope with each other. We have found that Al-Anon / Adult Children Of Alcoholics is a place to share, a place to care, and a place to grow.

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Fish Fry

Utica Maennerchor, 5535 Flanagan Road., Marcy

Fish fry, shrimp, scallops, crab cakes, meat specials, all with salad bar. 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Utica Maennerchor, 5535 Flanagan Rd., Marcy. $9.50 - 12.00. Appetizers and children's plates available, $3.50 - 6.75. Take outs by stopping in or calling 735-582.

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Free Dental Care

125 Brookley Road in Rome

FREE DENTAL CARE Open to the public located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome, NY 13440 315-336-3484 Has it been several years since you've had your teeth cleaned? Has it been a while since you've had dental x-rays done? Never had your teeth cleaned? I WANT YOU AS A PATIENT!! I am Dental Hygiene Student at SUNY Canton and I am currently looking for people who have not had their teeth cleaned in a few years or maybe never had their teeth cleaned. Our clinic accepts patients 6 years old and up. My FREE Services Include: Oral cancer screening Individualized instruction on the care of your mouth and teeth Scaling and polishing the teeth Fluoride treatment Dental X-Rays films (if needed) Sealants (if needed) Recommendations for professional dental care Clinic Hours: Our appointment times are on Wednesday's and Friday's at 9 AM and 1 PM The appointment will last approx 2-2½ hours and may require multiple appointments depending on how tartar/plaque involved the individual is. I am accepting patients NOW so please contact the clinic at 336-3484 ASAP and ask for an appointment with Katie or if you have any questions about our services. Again, all services are FREE of charge!

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Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit

Utica College - Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

The Edith Langley Barrett Fine Art Gallery at Utica College will host the Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit from Nov. 3 to Dec 5. Photographs of a wide range of subjects by club members will be on display. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Nov 3. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Grit N Grace

Tin Rooster at Turning Stone Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478

Country music concert

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St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital HOLIDAY MARKET EVENT

MOUNT ST, MARY'S HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CENTER 5300 Military Road, Lewiston

HOLIDAY MARKET FEATURING BAKE SALE, HOLIDAY CENTER PIECES, JEWELRY,CANDY,SCARVES, PURSES, BOUTIQUE GIFTS ETC. POINTSETIAS AND WREATHS MAY BE ORDERED IN ADVANCE. PIZZA AND ROAST BEEF/WECK AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS. ALL ARE WELCOME

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New York Sash Teddy Bear Toss with Utica College Hockey

Utica Memorial Auditorium

The 10th Annual New York Sash Teddy Bear Toss is Friday, December 5th at the Utica Memorial Auditorium! The Teddy Bear Toss takes place during the Utica College Men’s Hockey game vs Trinity College. Fans are encouraged to bring new stuffed animals to the game. As Utica College scores their first goal, the crowd is asked to throw their teddy bears onto the ice. It will “rain down” teddy bears! All of the toys collected by New York Sash stay local and are donated to Operation Sunshine through the First News with Keeler in the Morning Toy Drive on WIBX! This game WILL sell out. Get tickets in advance at the Utica Memorial Auditorium Box Office or through Ticketmaster!

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Christmas, Dammit

The Central New York Playhouse @ Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E. Syracuse, NY 13214

Liam and Kasey, two of our biggest cabaret stars in the history of CNYP, team up for a spirited look at the holidays. Friday December 5, 2014 at 8PM All seats $10

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Open Studio Reception

12 Gates Street, Utica

Members of the public are invited to attend a free Open Studio Reception on Friday, December 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the Sculpture Space studio, 12 Gates Street, Utica. The reception will be the first event open to the public since the fire at the studio in June. The reception provides an opportunity for local residents and supporters of the organization to meet current artists-in-residence, view their artwork in progress and learn more about their creative process. The reception will feature current artist in residence Anthony Sonnenberg (Seattle, WA) and artist Daria Souvorova (formerly of Utica, now Baltimore, MD). Anthony Sonnenberg received his BA from the University of Texas at Austin in his MFA form the University of Washington. His work ranges in media from sculpture and installation to performance and video. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibition across the United States and Canada. He attended many international artist residencies such as the Emerging Artist Residency at Pilchuck Glass School, Summer Residency at Archie Bray Foundation of Ceramic Arts. Daria Souvorova is a painter and designer. She received her Master of Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. Living and working in Baltimore, Daria works primarily in graphite, pastel, and oil on linen with a focus on narrative figuration. Daria has exhibited in New York and Australia and her work was included in exhibitions across the country. Daria has taught in undergraduate and community education programs and has given lectures on her work and the fine arts at PrattMWP, Guildford Grammar School, Pratt Institute, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She currently works as an art instructor at the Carver Center for the Arts in Maryland.

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"A Super Groovy Night's Dream"

Poland Central School District 74 Cold Brook St. in Poland

The Poland Central School Drama Club will be performing “A Super Groovy Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, in the auditorium at the school district, 74 Cold Brook St. in Poland. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s classic, “A Super Groovy Night’s Dream” tells the story of groups of high-school students attempting to come together as one. “It’s basically ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ taking place in the ‘60s in a high school,” said Poland student Katherine Burritt, 15, who is this year’s stage manager and is also playing the character Philostrate. “It’s a lot of fun.”

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Star On The Door

Rome Community Theater

Laurie Brace is please to announce Rome Community Theater's second production of the season, a wild comedy entitled A STAR ON THE DOOR. Cinema legend Doreen Lewis, nervously about to make her Broadway debut opposite her ardent admirer Paul Burnside, intercepts a phone call for her dresser who is secretly wed to Doreen's son confirming that "Mrs. Lewis" is pregnant. Doreen is shocked to learn of "her" condition and decides the likely father is Paul. He's never laid a hand on her, but she does tend to be forgetful!. Thinking Paul wants her ousted from the show via her contract's morals clause, she vengefully wears her mink on stage knowing Paul's fur allergy will reduce his dialogue to sneezes. The producer, a shrieking neurasthenic who fears his backer Nunzio will machine gun his knees if the show flops, is terrified, and the Bavarian playwright is reduced to sobbing uncontrollably as his beautiful play goes "to the dogs.” Starring in the lead roles are Laurie Marshal, Jim Bintz , David Bunker, Jillian Lalonde and Ryan Oliver. Star On The Door will run from December 4 through Dec 7th. Curtain time is 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and a 2:30 pm matinee on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office one half hour before the performance or by calling 337-5920 between 6 and 10 pm beginning November 24th.

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Perry Junior High Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Barnes & Noble, Commercial Drive

The Perry Junior High PTA is hosting a Barnes & Noble book fair to support programs and activities for students. There will be student performances, art display, complimentary gift-wrapping, a children's craft, face painting, balloon animals, and story times 4:00-9:00 PM. WKTV will host a special story time at 7:00. Mention Perry Junior High at checkout to benefit the school.

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New Hartford Shopping Center Moonlight Madness

120 Genesee Street New Hartford, NY

put your shopping shoes on and get ready for the best deals of the holiday season during Moonlight Madness at the New Hartford Shopping Center! With over 50 stores to shop you will find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Clothing and shoes for all ages, unique specialty gifts, jewelry, furniture and for the person who has everything you can always get a gift card to their favorite store or restaurant! There will be deals all night long! So get a babysitter, call your best friend and shop all night at the New Hartford Shopping Center’s Moonlight Madness

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Christmas by Candlelight at Lorenzo

Lorenzo State Historic Site

Bedecked in holiday finery, the neoclassical Mansion sets the stage for “Christmas at Lorenzo.” With support from The Friends of Lorenzo, this perennially favorite December program will showcase decorative inspirations and seasonal displays based on the theme of “Birds of a Feather.” Holiday refreshments and live music will also be offered; sleigh rides (weather permitting) will be available throughout the weekend, and ornamental crafts and holiday treats will also be featured at the Rippleton Schoolhouse on Sunday. Admission fees: $5 per person; $2 children 12 and under. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

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Instant Admit Day

Herkimer College

Herkimer College will offer an Instant Admit Day. Students interested in enrolling for the spring 2015 semester will be able to visit, apply and get admitted to the College on the same day. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be available to assist prospective students and their parents. Participants should bring an official high school transcript or official GED test scores. Transfer students should also bring official transcripts from their previous colleges.

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Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit

Utica College Barrett Art Gallery

The Utica Camera Club Annual Juried Members Exhibit displays the work of local photographers from around Utica and Central New York. Opening Reception will be held on November 3rd, from 4-6pm. There will be refreshments and a giveaway for attendees, as well as a number of the photographers on hand to answer questions about their pieces. Exhibit open dates are from November 3rd through December 5th, Mon-Fri 1-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm.

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Saturday, December 06

Traveling Trunk Craft Show

Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee St., Utica

A handmade market made up of CNY crafters and artisans that travels to area libraries to encourage local and handmade shopping this holiday season.

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Women's Day of Reflection - "Behold Emmanuel"

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Women’s Day of Reflection “Behold Emmanuel” – Saturday, December 6th, 9:00am – 4:00pm, at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica Journey with the women of the Nativity as we discover the God who is with us and entrusts us with the life we are meant to bear. This one-day program for women is facilitated by Margaret Castellini, well known retreat facilitator, spiritual director and trained hospital chaplain. $25.00 includes program and lunch. For reservations or information, call Tanya at 315-735-6210, or register online at www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Grit N Grace

Snubbing Post, 8221 Rome-Westernville Rd, Rome, NY 13440

Country music concert

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Realy Crafty Craft Fair

Ilion Elks Club West Street Ilion, NY

Tis the season to find some unique, creative, and beautifully handmade personalized gifts! come join us for the First Annual REALAY Crafty Craft Fair to benefit the Relay for Life. Large variety of crafters and vendors to shop til you drop! December 6, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm...with special guest Santa for the little ones to enjoy!

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Women's Day of Reflection "Behold Emmanuel"

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Women’s Day of Reflection “Behold Emmanuel” – Saturday, December 6th, 9:00am – 4:00pm, at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica Journey with the women of the Nativity as we discover the God who is with us and entrusts us with the life we are meant to bear. This one-day program for women is facilitated by Margaret Castellini, well known retreat facilitator, spiritual director and trained hospital chaplain. $25.00 includes program and lunch. For reservations or information, call Tanya at 315-735-6210, or register online at www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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10th Annual Charity Sports Auction

Carrier Dome 900 Irving Avenue Syracuse, NY 13210

The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University will hold its 10th Annual Charity Sports Auction on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Carrier Dome. Silent bidding on hundreds of auction items, including sports memorabilia and hands-on experiences, electronics and tickets to major sporting events, will take place in the backcourt during the SU men’s basketball game against St. Johns University. Admission to the auction is included with price of admission to SU Men's Basketball game vs. St. Johns. Doors will open for the auction at 3:15 p.m. through Gates A, B, C & E. Game time is 5:15 p.m. The SPM Club is a student-run organization in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics’ Sport Management Department. Since its founding in 2005, the Club has raised nearly $213,000 for local charities. All of the proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit Make-A-Wish of Central New York!

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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St. Nicholas Holiday Bazar

Emmanuel Episcopal Church 594 E. Albany street Little Falls NY

Saturday December 6 Giftware, Homemade crafts,Quilting,Blankets,Christmas Decorations. LUNCH SERVED: Homemade soups and Sandwiches & Beverages

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Roast Beef Dinner

Christ Episcopal Church -corner of Main and Mary Sts. Herkimer,NY

Dinner includes roast beef, mashed potato, squash, green beans, applesauce, roll , pies ,and cake. Adults $11 children 5-12 $5 and under 5 free. Veterans eat for free.

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Children’s Holiday Event

Gems Along the Mohawk, 800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, NY 13350

All children are welcome to come and enjoy the festivities of the day. Give Santa your Christmas wish list, have your picture with Santa (1:00PM—2:30PM), make a festive picture frame, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, and hear The Night Before Christmas story around the fireplace.

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"A Super Groovy Night's Dream"

Poland Central School District 74 Cold Brook St. in Poland

The Poland Central School Drama Club will be performing “A Super Groovy Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, in the auditorium at the school district, 74 Cold Brook St. in Poland. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s classic, “A Super Groovy Night’s Dream” tells the story of groups of high-school students attempting to come together as one. “It’s basically ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ taking place in the ‘60s in a high school,” said Poland student Katherine Burritt, 15, who is this year’s stage manager and is also playing the character Philostrate. “It’s a lot of fun.”

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2nd Annual Mary Weingates Memorial Teddy Bear Toss

Richfield Springs Central School

Bring a new or slightly used stuffed animal to toss on the floor during our girls' basketball tip-off tournament--All proceeds to benefit Santa Anonymous and Toys For Tots

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Star On The Door

Rome Community Theater

Laurie Brace is please to announce Rome Community Theater's second production of the season, a wild comedy entitled A STAR ON THE DOOR. Cinema legend Doreen Lewis, nervously about to make her Broadway debut opposite her ardent admirer Paul Burnside, intercepts a phone call for her dresser who is secretly wed to Doreen's son confirming that "Mrs. Lewis" is pregnant. Doreen is shocked to learn of "her" condition and decides the likely father is Paul. He's never laid a hand on her, but she does tend to be forgetful!. Thinking Paul wants her ousted from the show via her contract's morals clause, she vengefully wears her mink on stage knowing Paul's fur allergy will reduce his dialogue to sneezes. The producer, a shrieking neurasthenic who fears his backer Nunzio will machine gun his knees if the show flops, is terrified, and the Bavarian playwright is reduced to sobbing uncontrollably as his beautiful play goes "to the dogs.” Starring in the lead roles are Laurie Marshal, Jim Bintz , David Bunker, Jillian Lalonde and Ryan Oliver. Star On The Door will run from December 4 through Dec 7th. Curtain time is 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and a 2:30 pm matinee on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office one half hour before the performance or by calling 337-5920 between 6 and 10 pm beginning November 24th.

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Breakfast with Santa

Laurens Central School

Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bake Sale to support the Laurens Baseball Teams' trip to South Carolina. There will be a professional photographer on site or you can take your own picture.

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Christmas at Lorenzo: Birds of a Feather

Lorenzo State Historic Site

Bedecked in holiday finery, the neoclassical Mansion sets the stage for “Christmas at Lorenzo.” With support from The Friends of Lorenzo, this perennially favorite December program will showcase decorative inspirations and seasonal displays based on the theme of “Birds of a Feather.” Holiday refreshments and live music will also be offered; sleigh rides (weather permitting) will be available throughout the weekend, and ornamental crafts and holiday treats will also be featured at the Rippleton Schoolhouse on Sunday. Admission fees: $5 per person; $2 children 12 and under. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

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Don't Feed the Actors Happy Holiday Improv Comedy Show

The Central New York Playhouse @ Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E. Syracuse, NY 13214

DFtA specializes in audience interactive improv and is one of the longest running improv troupes in Central New York. Just in time for the Holidays, don't worry we will make fun of all of them. December 6, 2014

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Holiday Bazaar

Stittville United Methodist Church

Holiday bazaar featuring crafs, bakedm goods and decorated wreaths. Light lunch available, handicap accessible

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La Grange Holiday Market

American Legion Hall - 900 S. La Grange Rd. La Grange, IL 60525

Join us for Our Holiday Market and shop fantastic vendors for those great holiday gifts, enjoy concessions, See SANTA, bring your Little Diva for some Holiday Glam - Holiday Bows & Nail Polish, at our Little Diva Station! Holiday Tattoos for the Boys and raffles and prizes - some proceeds benefit the American Legion Veterans

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Rome Catholic Christmas Bazaar

Rome Catholic School

Your one stop shop for all your holiday shopping needs. With over 100 vendors there are so many wonderful items. Don't miss out on this spectacular event.

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Sunday, December 07

Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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I am B.E.A.U.T.Y. FALL BOOTCAMP @iambeautyinc_

I AM BEAUTY Headquarters 61 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx NY

I AM B.E.A.U.T.Y. boot camp is a development program designed to empower and inspire teenage girls to be B.E.A.U.T.Y.! Juniors: Ages 11-13 Teens: Ages 14-18 Workshops & Activities include: Social media Etiquette Self Esteem Coaching Vision Boards Career Day Financial Literacy Education Fitness & Wellness Classes Girl Talk Sessions Beauty & Hygiene Day Photo shoot and much more ! $100 deposit due at registration balance can be paid in 3 installments

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Bingo

409 Herkimer Road, Utica

1st Sunday of the month high stake Bingo with a total of $3,000 in prize money. There are 8 - $50 games, 6 - $100 games & 2 - $1,000 games. The doors open at 2 PM. Card sales start at 3:00 PM. Games start at 4:00 PM. Pull tabs available. Pasta with meatball, bread & drink for $5.50

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Star On The Door

Rome Community Theater

Laurie Brace is please to announce Rome Community Theater's second production of the season, a wild comedy entitled A STAR ON THE DOOR. Cinema legend Doreen Lewis, nervously about to make her Broadway debut opposite her ardent admirer Paul Burnside, intercepts a phone call for her dresser who is secretly wed to Doreen's son confirming that "Mrs. Lewis" is pregnant. Doreen is shocked to learn of "her" condition and decides the likely father is Paul. He's never laid a hand on her, but she does tend to be forgetful!. Thinking Paul wants her ousted from the show via her contract's morals clause, she vengefully wears her mink on stage knowing Paul's fur allergy will reduce his dialogue to sneezes. The producer, a shrieking neurasthenic who fears his backer Nunzio will machine gun his knees if the show flops, is terrified, and the Bavarian playwright is reduced to sobbing uncontrollably as his beautiful play goes "to the dogs.” Starring in the lead roles are Laurie Marshal, Jim Bintz , David Bunker, Jillian Lalonde and Ryan Oliver. Star On The Door will run from December 4 through Dec 7th. Curtain time is 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and a 2:30 pm matinee on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office one half hour before the performance or by calling 337-5920 between 6 and 10 pm beginning November 24th.

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Hamilton College Annual Service of Lessons and Carols

Hamilton College Chapel

The Hamilton College Choir, directed by Professor G. Roberts Kolb, will lead a Candlelight Christmas Vesper Service of Lessons and Carols. Hamilton College welcomes parishioners from campus community and the general public to join in the celebration of the Advent season. Officiating over the service will be Rev. Jeffrey H. McArn, college chaplain, with the assistance of readers and candle bearers from Hamilton College. Local clergy will also participate in the service.

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A Classical Christmas{ an evening of J.S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

The Mohawk Valley Choral Society, under the direction of its artistic director, Randy Davis will sing J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat” and Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Utica. The chorus will be joined by soloists soprano Anita Firman, mezzo-soprano Lucille Beer, tenor Steven Humes and bass Michael Roddy and accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Tickets for the concert are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Tickets are available at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts in Little Falls, Hummel’s Office Plus in Herkimer, Center Stage Pianos in the new Hartford Shopping Center, by calling 823-1615 or at their website: www.mvchoral.org.

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Auditions for Rome Community Theater

Rome Community Theater

Laurie Marshall, the director of the comedy “Those Crazy Ladies In The House on the Corner , will be holding auditions on Monday Dec 7 and Tuesday Dec 8 at 7:30pm at the Rome Community Theater, Upper Turin Road. What do you do when you have three geriatric sisters as patients and all they want to do is sit at home and talk to one another, all at the same time? You move another person in with them. At least, that's what Doc Lomax does when he has a new nurse needing a place to live - a nurse with a secret, that is. The hard part is convincing the sisters they need a roomer. Ms Marshall will be auditioning 4 men and 5 female ranging in age from the mid 20’s to the early 60’s. Help on the production will also be needed.

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Rome Catholic Christmas Bazaar

Rome Catholic School

With 100+ vendors this is your one stop shop for all of your holiday shopping needs! *Food *50/50 *Basket Raffles *Bake Sale

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Sunday Open Mic Night at the Tramontane Cafe

Tramontane Cafe 1105 Lincoln Ave Utica NY

An open mic forum event in an all ages venue. Acoustic performers, poets, comedians and bands and more welcome. 15 minute slots available. call ahead for details and availability to perform. 7pm until 11pm weekly on Sunday nights in Utica. no cover.

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Annual Holiday Basket Festival

415 St. Anthony St., Utica, NY

St. Anthony & St. Agnes Parish is presenting their Annual Holiday Basket Festival in the Mahaney Church Hall. Baskets range from $25 to $100. Five free tickets included with $8.00 Admission price.

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Unitarian Universalist Church Sunday Service

10 Higby Rd, Utica, NY 13501

Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages seekers to follow their own spiritual paths. Our community welcomes new members and draws on many religious sources, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Unitarian Universalism combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1961. (Taken from http://www.uua.org/ ) Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion that embraces theological diversity; we welcome different beliefs and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Working for justice in our world is a principal way for Unitarian Universalists to express their faith. Unitarian Universalists have a rich religious community withSunday and holiday services and life passage celebrations.

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Fall Holiday Concert

Eastern Hills Bible Church, 8277 Cazenovia Rd, Manlius, NY 13104

The Cazenovia Community Band invites you to join us us for a musical celebration of the season. We will be performing traditional holiday favorites, Broadway and Beatles medleys, and works by Leroy Anderson, John Phillip Sousa, Morton Gould and Louis Gottschalk. This concert is free, family friendly, and open to the public.

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Christmas at Lorenzo: Birds of a Feather

Lorenzo State Historic Site

Bedecked in holiday finery, the neoclassical Mansion sets the stage for “Christmas at Lorenzo.” With support from The Friends of Lorenzo, this perennially favorite December program will showcase decorative inspirations and seasonal displays based on the theme of “Birds of a Feather.” Holiday refreshments and live music will also be offered; sleigh rides (weather permitting) will be available throughout the weekend, and ornamental crafts and holiday treats will also be featured at the Rippleton Schoolhouse on Sunday. Admission fees: $5 per person; $2 children 12 and under. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

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SUNY Oneonta Craft Fair

SUNY Oneonta Hunt Union Ballroom

This annual event will be held Sunday, December 7 9:30-3pm in the Hunt Union Ballroom. Vendors will sell a variety of home made and handcrafted items. For more information call Angie at 607-436-3591 or at Angie.eichler@oneonta.edu

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Monday, December 08

Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Auditions for Rome Community Theater

Rome Community Theater

Laurie Marshall, the director of the comedy “Those Crazy Ladies In The House on the Corner , will be holding auditions on Monday Dec 7 and Tuesday Dec 8 at 7:30pm at the Rome Community Theater, Upper Turin Road. What do you do when you have three geriatric sisters as patients and all they want to do is sit at home and talk to one another, all at the same time? You move another person in with them. At least, that's what Doc Lomax does when he has a new nurse needing a place to live - a nurse with a secret, that is. The hard part is convincing the sisters they need a roomer. Ms Marshall will be auditioning 4 men and 5 female ranging in age from the mid 20’s to the early 60’s. Help on the production will also be needed.

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Are You Prepared for This Winter?

555 French Road, Legacy Building, New Hartford, NY 13413

Attendees will learn important information to help them prepare for a winter storm emergency, get the family through any emergency event, and learn how to prevent falls, both inside and outside of the house, especially during the winter months.

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Tuesday, December 09

Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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High Stakes Bingo

409 Herkimer Road, Utica

Bingo doors open at 3 PM. Card sales start at 5:30 PM. Games start at 6:30 PM. Pull tabs available. The kitchen is open with an assorted menu of food & drinks along with weekly specials.

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Grief Survivors

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Grief Survivors - Meets every Tuesday from 6-7:30PM at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica. Drop-ins welcome. This is a faith-based support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one. Meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move from mourning to joy. For more information contact Melissa at 315-735-6210, melissa@thegoodnewscenter.org, or visit us online www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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Lifelong Wellness December 9,2014 Holiday Celebration

Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica, 10 Higby Rd, Utica, NY 13501

No Presentation this evening. Come to celebrate the holidays with friends of Lifelong Wellness. We will l have a Yankee Gift Exchange so please bring a gift valued at around $10 if you plan to participate. Annual Membership: $20 for Individual - $30 for Family Dinner: $15 for members and nonmembers Menu: Crab stuffed shrimp over brown rice, fresh vegetables, nuts and berry salad, warm dinner rolls, teas. Dinner is catered by Jim Cox of the Chowder House of New York Mills For Reservations: Call or text by 7pm Sunday December 6th at 507-0611 or email at lifelongwellnesscny@gmail.com with name, number attending, and phone number. No reservation needed for presentation. . Because dinner is catered, we are required to pay for your reservation unless you call to cancel within 24 hrs in advance No Movie Night this month. Lifelong Wellness is an informal community providing avenues of learning, growth, self discovery, and empowerment to free body, mind, and spirit for full health in celebration of life. For current information visit our website at www.llwcny.com Like us on Facebook

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How To Protect Your "Stuff" In 3 Easy Steps

555 French Road, Suite 101 New Hartford, NY 13413

How to Protect Your "Stuff" in 3 Easy Steps - Workshop covers frequently asked questions and misconceptions on: Wills & Trusts Asset Protection Nursing Home Issues Medicaid Qualification Estate Taxes

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Wednesday, December 10

Mohawk Valley Toastmasters Club Meeting

Heritage Health Care - Sunset Avenue, Utica, New York

Mohawk Valley Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each moth (usually only the second Wednesday in November and December) at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at Heritage Health Care Center on Sunset Avenue in Utica. The goal of Toastmasters is to assist members to develop their public speaking and leadership abilities. Guests are welcome and no reservation is required.

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Willowvale Fire Company Weekly Bingo

Willowvale Firehouse, 3459 Oneida st, Chadwicks, Ny 13319

Doors open at 5:30. Bingo starts at 7:00pm refreshments available. handicap accessible

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Tri-Une Healing Ministies

108 Dexter Ave Oriskany, NY { Former St. Stephen's Church}

We meet each Wednesday evening for a prayer of healing of the family

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Acts-The Spread of the Kingdom

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Acts-The Spread of the Kingdom - A 20-part Bible Study Wednesdays, Sep 3 - Feb 4, 10am-12noon or 6pm-8pm, at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica. The Acts of the Apostles provides us more than a history of the First Christians – it is the story about the Early Church with the Holy Spirit as the protagonist. Christ did not leave His Apostles alone – He sent the Holy Spirit to guide, instruct and equip them. Enrich and deepen your faith as you learn how the Apostles continued Christ’s mission on earth through the Power of the Holy Spirit. Cost $35 p/person. To register contact Tanya at 315-735-6210, tanya@thegoodnewscenter.org, or visit us online www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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Comedy Open Mic Night

245 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501

Open Mic for anyone who want to give comedy a try or even pro's who want to work on comedy material. The goal is to have fun and build a fun free night of comedy in the Utica area. Cause we all know Utica needs laughter.

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Cazenovia Community Band rehearsal

Cazenovia Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany St, Cazenovia NY 13035

The Cazenovia Community Band will begin Fall/Winter season rehearsals Wednesday, Sept 10, 2014. We are always looking for new members to enhance our diverse group. Intermediate-to-advanced musicians are welcome to join this talented, enthusiastic and supportive ensemble. The band rehearses Wednesdays at the Cazenovia Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia on the corner of Route 20 and Sullivan Street from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please contact the director Marv Arnold at (315) 708-8171 or music.director@cazband.org for more information.

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Thursday, December 11

Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Senior Citizen Holiday Breakfast

Vernon Verona Sherrill Sheveron Community Center

The Holiday Season is upon us! Please come and join the Family and Consumer Science classes as we celebrate the season with a Holiday Breakfast on December 11, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. in the Sheveron Community Center at VVS High School. Due to limited parking, we will have bus pick up from the Vernon Presbyterian Church, Verona Fire Hall, and the Sherrill CAC Clubhouse @ 8:25 a.m. A gracious donation of $3.00 per person is encouraged for the breakfast. The V.V.S. school store will be open and selling V.V.S. merchandise, as well as the F.F.A. Maple Market. Call 829-2520 ext. 7444 to make a reservation. Hurry and call, there is only seating for 100. Please come and enjoy the festivities!

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How to Access Benefits to Help Pay for Care

555 French Road, Legacy Building, New Hartford, NY 13413

Do you need help with paying for home care, assisted living, or nursing home? Have you tried applying for benefits and been denied? Come to our workshop and find out how you can qualify.

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Thursday Night Recovery Meeting

First Presbyterian Church of Utica 1605 Genessee St. 13501

Learn Recovery's practical coping techniques. Peer group helps one another struggling with depression, anxiety, anger or stress. Leader: Lorraine @ 315-858-0449. For more information call 585-234-2434 or see our website at www.recovery-inc.org.

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Friday, December 12

Al-Anon / Adult Children Of Alcholics

Alano Club Cottage Place Utica, NY

Al-Anon /ACOA Family Group offers help to anyone who is or has been affected by the problem of alcoholism in a friend or relative. In Al-Anon members solve their common problems by sharing their experience, strength, and hope with each other. Whatever our relationship to the alcoholic, we find in Al-Anon a place to share, a place to care, and a place to grow.

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Al-anon /Adult Children Of Alcoholics

Rear Basement Auditorium St Vladimir Ukrainian Church 13 Cottage Place Utica, NY

Alcoholism is a family disease. The well being of anyone living or having been brought up where a member of the family drank alcoholically is affected emotionally, physically, and spiritually. At Al-Anon /Adult Children Of Alcoholics we offer help to anyone who is or has been affected by the problem of alcoholism in a friend or relative. Members solve their common problems by sharing experience, strength, and hope with each other. We have found that Al-Anon / Adult Children Of Alcoholics is a place to share, a place to care, and a place to grow.

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Fish Fry

Utica Maennerchor, 5535 Flanagan Road., Marcy

Fish fry, shrimp, scallops, crab cakes, meat specials, all with salad bar. 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Utica Maennerchor, 5535 Flanagan Rd., Marcy. $9.50 - 12.00. Appetizers and children's plates available, $3.50 - 6.75. Take outs by stopping in or calling 735-582.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Grit N Grace

Toby Keith’s Bar, 306 Hiawatha Blvd W., Syracuse, NY 13290

Country music concert

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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E.R. Hughes 6th Grade Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Barnes & Noble, Commercial Drive

The E.R. Hughes 6th Grade Committee is hosting a book fair at Barnes & Noble. Student art work will be on display all day. Choir, orchestra, and band will perform 4:00-5:30. Children's craft 4:00-8:00. Elf on a Shelf story time 7:00. Complimentary gift-wrapping 1:00-9:00. Mention E.R Hughes 6th grade at checkout or when making your cheesecake purchase to benefit the school.

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Visiting Bammy Lewis

The Central New York Playhouse @ Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E. Syracuse, NY 13214

Visiting Bammy Lewis Dinner at Bammy Lewis’ house will never be the same after the entire family (and then some) get together for what is SUPPOSED to be a warm, friendly, family meal. With three Santa’s, two unwanted guests and one winning lottery ticket, Christmas Eve turns into a slapstick fiasco that will keep you thinking of your own dysfunctional family season after season. December 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 8pm Thursdays $10 8pm Fridays $15 8pm Saturdays $15 2pm Sundays $10

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Instant Admit Day

Herkimer College

Herkimer College will offer an Instant Admit Day. Students interested in enrolling for the spring 2015 semester will be able to visit, apply and get admitted to the College on the same day. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be available to assist prospective students and their parents. Participants should bring an official high school transcript or official GED test scores. Transfer students should also bring official transcripts from their previous colleges.

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Saturday, December 13

NYC Bus Trip

ORISKANY FIRE DEPARTMENT- 708 Utica St. Oriskany, NY 13424

NYC Bus Trip Spend the day in NYC shopping, sightseeing, ect. Pickup/ Drop-Off in front of Oriskany Fire House Tickets are $65.00 per person * Please note tickets are nonrefundable. Contact Ms. Banas at 292-6808 to reserve your seat, reservations made on a first come first serve basis. Brought to you by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Oriskany Fire Department.

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Candlelight Evening at the Farmers' Museum

Farmers' Museum, 5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Join us for one of the region’s best-loved holiday traditions. The landscape of the museum takes on a magical appearance, decorated in greenery and illuminated by hundreds of candles. Ride through the museum’s grounds in wagons pulled by draft horses adorned with "jingle bells." Children visit with Saint Nicholas and take part in holiday arts and crafts activities. Ride the Empire State Carousel. Complimentary wassail, warmed in kettles over open fires.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Grit N Grace

Nothin Fancy, 10 Ruth St, Vernon, NY 13476

Country music concert

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Basic Literacy Tutor Training Workshop

Utica Public Library

Literacy Volunteers of America/MIDYORK Inc. is presenting a tutor training workshop in Basic Literacy. Literacy Volunteers are actively recruiting tutors to work one on one with adult learners. The workshop consists of one training sessions on Saturday December 13th 2014.-9am -4pm .This workshop will be held at the Utica Public Library, located at 303 Genesee St. Utica N.Y. There is a $25 fee to cover the cost of the materials. For more information and to register for the workshop please call (315)733-4529.Registration deadline is December 10th 2014

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Silver Holiday Celebration

St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, St. Johnsville NY

Celebrating 25 years of Service with an open house which will include Free raffles, Sleigh rides, Photos with Santa, Fun for the kids, Music, BUG Country DJ, Holiday food and drink and more.

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Strough Middle School Craft Fair

801 Laurel St. Rome, NY

An annual tradition at Strough, come and join us December 13th for the Strough Middle School Craft Fair. There will be food, vendors, and raffles. If you would like to be a vendor this year vendor applications are still being accepted. They can be downloaded on the Strough PTSO's Facebook page or e-mail eweyant@romecsd.org for more details.

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Christmas Bazaar

Sts. Anthony & Joseph Church Hall on S. Main Street, Herkimer, NY

Sts. Anthony & Joseph Crafty Ladies annual Christmas Bazaar to be held December 13,2014 from 10:00 til 2:00 and December 14, 2014 from 9:00 til noon. Christmas cookies, crafts, basket raffles, etc. Please join us at our Church Hall on S. Main Street, Herkimer, NY.

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Visiting Bammy Lewis

The Central New York Playhouse @ Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E. Syracuse, NY 13214

Visiting Bammy Lewis Dinner at Bammy Lewis’ house will never be the same after the entire family (and then some) get together for what is SUPPOSED to be a warm, friendly, family meal. With three Santa’s, two unwanted guests and one winning lottery ticket, Christmas Eve turns into a slapstick fiasco that will keep you thinking of your own dysfunctional family season after season. December 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 8pm Thursdays $10 8pm Fridays $15 8pm Saturdays $15 2pm Sundays $10

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Sunday, December 14

Sunday Open Mic Night at the Tramontane Cafe

Tramontane Cafe 1105 Lincoln Ave Utica NY

An open mic forum event in an all ages venue. Acoustic performers, poets, comedians and bands and more welcome. 15 minute slots available. call ahead for details and availability to perform. 7pm until 11pm weekly on Sunday nights in Utica. no cover.

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Unitarian Universalist Church Sunday Service

10 Higby Rd, Utica, NY 13501

Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages seekers to follow their own spiritual paths. Our community welcomes new members and draws on many religious sources, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Unitarian Universalism combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1961. (Taken from http://www.uua.org/ ) Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion that embraces theological diversity; we welcome different beliefs and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Working for justice in our world is a principal way for Unitarian Universalists to express their faith. Unitarian Universalists have a rich religious community withSunday and holiday services and life passage celebrations.

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Compassionate Friends of the Mohawk Valley Worldwide Candle Lighting

Floyd United Methodist Church, 8398 New Floyd Rd, Floyd, New York

The Compassionate Friends of the Mohawk Valley invite you to participate in The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting held officially for one hour at 7 pm local time, December 14th. This is our opportunity to remember together our children and all children who have died. Services are planned around the world and through out the day. Our Candle Lighting is open to the public. RSVP by December 7th by emailing us at tcfmohawkvalley@gmail.com or calling 315-736-8684 for more information

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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I am B.E.A.U.T.Y. FALL BOOTCAMP @iambeautyinc_

I AM BEAUTY Headquarters 61 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx NY

I AM B.E.A.U.T.Y. boot camp is a development program designed to empower and inspire teenage girls to be B.E.A.U.T.Y.! Juniors: Ages 11-13 Teens: Ages 14-18 Workshops & Activities include: Social media Etiquette Self Esteem Coaching Vision Boards Career Day Financial Literacy Education Fitness & Wellness Classes Girl Talk Sessions Beauty & Hygiene Day Photo shoot and much more ! $100 deposit due at registration balance can be paid in 3 installments

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Christmas at the Palace

THe Palace Theatre, James St. Syracuse, NY 13206

Ring in the Holidays at the 8th Annual Christmas at the Palace, with the DeSantis Orchestra. A seasonal extravaganza of all your favorites carols and songs. Featuring Special Guests and Performers Nick Blaney, Keith Condon, Ronnie Leigh, Gary Branch and others. Holiday Reception to follow. Portion of proceeds benefits Father Champlain's Guardian Angel Society. Tickets are $25. Call or email info@desantisorchestra.com. Sponsored by Preventive Medicine Associates, PLLC, Ansun Graphics and Sunny 102

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Visiting Bammy Lewis

The Central New York Playhouse @ Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E. Syracuse, NY 13214

Visiting Bammy Lewis Dinner at Bammy Lewis’ house will never be the same after the entire family (and then some) get together for what is SUPPOSED to be a warm, friendly, family meal. With three Santa’s, two unwanted guests and one winning lottery ticket, Christmas Eve turns into a slapstick fiasco that will keep you thinking of your own dysfunctional family season after season. December 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 8pm Thursdays $10 8pm Fridays $15 8pm Saturdays $15 2pm Sundays $10

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Monday, December 15

Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Tuesday, December 16

Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Grief Survivors - Surviving the Holidays!

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Grief Survivors – Surviving the Holidays! Tuesday, November 18 or December 16, 6:00pm – 7:30pm at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica Grief can make the holidays a painful time, but there’s hope. Join us for an encouraging seminar that will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again. Ongoing Grief Survivors program meets every Tuesday from 6-7:30PM. Drop-ins welcome. Contact Melissa at 315.735.6210 x 228, Melissa@TheGoodNewsCenter.org, or visit our website, www.TheGoodNewsCenter.org.

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High Stakes Bingo

409 Herkimer Road, Utica

Bingo doors open at 3 PM. Card sales start at 5:30 PM. Games start at 6:30 PM. Pull tabs available. The kitchen is open with an assorted menu of food & drinks along with weekly specials.

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Grief Survivors

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Grief Survivors - Meets every Tuesday from 6-7:30PM at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica. Drop-ins welcome. This is a faith-based support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one. Meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move from mourning to joy. For more information contact Melissa at 315-735-6210, melissa@thegoodnewscenter.org, or visit us online www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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GE Ski Club General Meeting

Elk Lodge 1315 Champlin Ave, Utica

GE Ski Club General Meeting - Social time begins at 6:30 PM with meeting at 7:00 PM. Join the meeting to learn about the club activities and ski trips. Cost is $4.00 and refreshments will be served. Open to the public

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Wednesday, December 17

Willowvale Fire Company Weekly Bingo

Willowvale Firehouse, 3459 Oneida st, Chadwicks, Ny 13319

Doors open at 5:30. Bingo starts at 7:00pm refreshments available. handicap accessible

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Fall Holiday Concert

Chittenango High School Auditorium

The Cazenovia Community Band invites you to join us for a musical celebration of the season. We will be performing traditional holiday favorites, Broadway and Beatles medleys, and works by Leroy Anderson, John Phillip Sousa, Morton Gould and Louis Gottschalk. This concert is free, family friendly, and open to the public.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Tri-Une Healing Ministies

108 Dexter Ave Oriskany, NY { Former St. Stephen's Church}

We meet each Wednesday evening for a prayer of healing of the family

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Acts-The Spread of the Kingdom

The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica

Acts-The Spread of the Kingdom - A 20-part Bible Study Wednesdays, Sep 3 - Feb 4, 10am-12noon or 6pm-8pm, at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica. The Acts of the Apostles provides us more than a history of the First Christians – it is the story about the Early Church with the Holy Spirit as the protagonist. Christ did not leave His Apostles alone – He sent the Holy Spirit to guide, instruct and equip them. Enrich and deepen your faith as you learn how the Apostles continued Christ’s mission on earth through the Power of the Holy Spirit. Cost $35 p/person. To register contact Tanya at 315-735-6210, tanya@thegoodnewscenter.org, or visit us online www.thegoodnewscenter.org.

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Comedy Open Mic Night

245 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501

Open Mic for anyone who want to give comedy a try or even pro's who want to work on comedy material. The goal is to have fun and build a fun free night of comedy in the Utica area. Cause we all know Utica needs laughter.

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Cazenovia Community Band rehearsal

Cazenovia Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany St, Cazenovia NY 13035

The Cazenovia Community Band will begin Fall/Winter season rehearsals Wednesday, Sept 10, 2014. We are always looking for new members to enhance our diverse group. Intermediate-to-advanced musicians are welcome to join this talented, enthusiastic and supportive ensemble. The band rehearses Wednesdays at the Cazenovia Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia on the corner of Route 20 and Sullivan Street from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please contact the director Marv Arnold at (315) 708-8171 or music.director@cazband.org for more information.

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Thursday, December 18

Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Visiting Bammy Lewis

The Central New York Playhouse @ Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E. Syracuse, NY 13214

Visiting Bammy Lewis Dinner at Bammy Lewis’ house will never be the same after the entire family (and then some) get together for what is SUPPOSED to be a warm, friendly, family meal. With three Santa’s, two unwanted guests and one winning lottery ticket, Christmas Eve turns into a slapstick fiasco that will keep you thinking of your own dysfunctional family season after season. December 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 8pm Thursdays $10 8pm Fridays $15 8pm Saturdays $15 2pm Sundays $10

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Stop & Shop HUGE PROM Gown Sale

American Legion - 900 S. La Grange Rd. La Grange, IL 60525

Looking to save BIG on Prom Gowns? Then get to our HUGE Clearance event where you can save up to 80% on prom wear for your High School Seniors. Gowns are drastically reduced. Also find jewelry, hair and make-up accessories and more at our HUGE Clearance event - most gowns regularly $399.99 - $599.99 are $99 and below!

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Thursday Night Recovery Meeting

First Presbyterian Church of Utica 1605 Genessee St. 13501

Learn Recovery's practical coping techniques. Peer group helps one another struggling with depression, anxiety, anger or stress. Leader: Lorraine @ 315-858-0449. For more information call 585-234-2434 or see our website at www.recovery-inc.org.

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Friday, December 19

Al-Anon / Adult Children Of Alcholics

Alano Club Cottage Place Utica, NY

Al-Anon /ACOA Family Group offers help to anyone who is or has been affected by the problem of alcoholism in a friend or relative. In Al-Anon members solve their common problems by sharing their experience, strength, and hope with each other. Whatever our relationship to the alcoholic, we find in Al-Anon a place to share, a place to care, and a place to grow.

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Al-anon /Adult Children Of Alcoholics

Rear Basement Auditorium St Vladimir Ukrainian Church 13 Cottage Place Utica, NY

Alcoholism is a family disease. The well being of anyone living or having been brought up where a member of the family drank alcoholically is affected emotionally, physically, and spiritually. At Al-Anon /Adult Children Of Alcoholics we offer help to anyone who is or has been affected by the problem of alcoholism in a friend or relative. Members solve their common problems by sharing experience, strength, and hope with each other. We have found that Al-Anon / Adult Children Of Alcoholics is a place to share, a place to care, and a place to grow.

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Fish Fry

Utica Maennerchor, 5535 Flanagan Road., Marcy

Fish fry, shrimp, scallops, crab cakes, meat specials, all with salad bar. 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Utica Maennerchor, 5535 Flanagan Rd., Marcy. $9.50 - 12.00. Appetizers and children's plates available, $3.50 - 6.75. Take outs by stopping in or calling 735-582.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Grit N Grace

Timber Tavern, 7153 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209

Country music concert

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CLINIC OFFERING FREE LEGAL SERVICES CLINIC IN HERKIMER, NY

Herkimer Courthouse, 301 N. Washington Street Herkimer, NY 13350

Legal Services of Central New York will run a clinic offering free legal services for residents of Herkimer County on Friday June 20, 2014. The clinic is at the Herkimer Courthouse, 301 N. Washington Street Herkimer, NY 13350, from 9:00am to 4pm. Free legal services are available to a wide range of individuals and families, with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. A family of four (4) with gross annual income of $47,700 may qualify for our free services. We offer experienced legal counsel for problems related to housing, education, public benefits, consumer debt or access to healthcare, or guidance on everyday issues. About Legal Services of Central New York: We are a non-profit law firm founded in 1966 to provide free, civil legal assistance to low-income families and individuals in thirteen counties of Central New York, including Herkimer, Oneida, Jefferson and Lewis counties. We represent people in court, at administrative hearings, before government agencies and the legislature. We address important local issues and concerns, guiding our clients through complicated laws, helping them know and enforce their rights. Our work is far-reaching. Legal Services helps low-income and middle class families and individuals keep the necessities of life and human dignity. By restoring individuals and families to productive, independent and healthier lives, our entire community benefits. To learn more about LSCNY, please contact: Tom Buckel Managing Attorney, Utica Region (315) 793-7105 (OFFICE) (315) 882-3199 (CELL)

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Visiting Bammy Lewis

The Central New York Playhouse @ Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E. Syracuse, NY 13214

Visiting Bammy Lewis Dinner at Bammy Lewis’ house will never be the same after the entire family (and then some) get together for what is SUPPOSED to be a warm, friendly, family meal. With three Santa’s, two unwanted guests and one winning lottery ticket, Christmas Eve turns into a slapstick fiasco that will keep you thinking of your own dysfunctional family season after season. December 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 8pm Thursdays $10 8pm Fridays $15 8pm Saturdays $15 2pm Sundays $10

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Instant Admit Day

Herkimer College

Herkimer College will offer an Instant Admit Day. Students interested in enrolling for the spring 2015 semester will be able to visit, apply and get admitted to the College on the same day. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be available to assist prospective students and their parents. Participants should bring an official high school transcript or official GED test scores. Transfer students should also bring official transcripts from their previous colleges.

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Saturday, December 20

Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Grit N Grace

Main Street Tavern, 2298 Dewing Ave., Clayville, NY 13322

Country music concert

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Visiting Bammy Lewis

The Central New York Playhouse @ Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E. Syracuse, NY 13214

Visiting Bammy Lewis Dinner at Bammy Lewis’ house will never be the same after the entire family (and then some) get together for what is SUPPOSED to be a warm, friendly, family meal. With three Santa’s, two unwanted guests and one winning lottery ticket, Christmas Eve turns into a slapstick fiasco that will keep you thinking of your own dysfunctional family season after season. December 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 8pm Thursdays $10 8pm Fridays $15 8pm Saturdays $15 2pm Sundays $10

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Sunday, December 21

Sunday Open Mic Night at the Tramontane Cafe

Tramontane Cafe 1105 Lincoln Ave Utica NY

An open mic forum event in an all ages venue. Acoustic performers, poets, comedians and bands and more welcome. 15 minute slots available. call ahead for details and availability to perform. 7pm until 11pm weekly on Sunday nights in Utica. no cover.

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Unitarian Universalist Church Sunday Service

10 Higby Rd, Utica, NY 13501

Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages seekers to follow their own spiritual paths. Our community welcomes new members and draws on many religious sources, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Unitarian Universalism combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1961. (Taken from http://www.uua.org/ ) Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion that embraces theological diversity; we welcome different beliefs and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Working for justice in our world is a principal way for Unitarian Universalists to express their faith. Unitarian Universalists have a rich religious community withSunday and holiday services and life passage celebrations.

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Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

“Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time. Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer. Closed on Mondays and college holidays. FREE

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I am B.E.A.U.T.Y. FALL BOOTCAMP @iambeautyinc_

I AM BEAUTY Headquarters 61 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx NY

I AM B.E.A.U.T.Y. boot camp is a development program designed to empower and inspire teenage girls to be B.E.A.U.T.Y.! Juniors: Ages 11-13 Teens: Ages 14-18 Workshops & Activities include: Social media Etiquette Self Esteem Coaching Vision Boards Career Day Financial Literacy Education Fitness & Wellness Classes Girl Talk Sessions Beauty & Hygiene Day Photo shoot and much more ! $100 deposit due at registration balance can be paid in 3 installments

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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Monday, December 22

North Utica Neighborhood Meetings

North Utica Senior Center

Meeting which is open to the public to discuss issues of concern to the residents of the city of Utica with emphasis on those issues affecting North Utica residents. City officials and representatives of various departments, i.e. Public Safety, Works, School , elected officials etc. are invited to speak on a variety of topics and to answer questions. ** I would like to see these meetings announced at some point during the 5:00 PM news broadcast on the last Monday of each month so that more people are aware that a meeting will be taking place. Presently someone calls to remind only those individuals who have attended previous meetings. An announcement on TV would be a public service especially for those folks who do not go online or even own a computer.

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Discover Fun with Fossils

8375 No. Main Street, Canastota NY

Discover the Fun of Fossils at the Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 No Main Street, Canastota, NY Come nose to nose with Allosaurus, a 30 foot long Dinosaur. Follow in his foot prints down The Road to Fossilization. Make your own fossil replica. Adopt a real fossil to take home. Study a real petrified log 120 million years old. Get the scoop on Dino poop. And more … The exhibit kicks off National Fossil Day, October 31 and runs through December 31, Monday through Saturday,10 am to 3 pm. This hands on exhibit is designed for children 5-12. Learn about the scientific value fossils and the role they play in everyday life. Groups of 25 or more are asked to make reservations and may be arranged after open hours. Donations will be accepted based on your experience. Ever been on a fossil dig? Now’s your chance! The National Fossil Days exhibit will be open from October 31st through December 31st. National Fossil Days are celebrations organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value. The 2014 National Fossil Days artwork features an ancient reptile, known as an Aetosaur, surrounded by a variety of Late Triassic plant. The scene is an idealized representation of a Mesozoic Era ecosystem. The Mesozoic, the era of "Middle Life", is divided into three periods—the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. The beginning and end of the Mesozoic are marked by worldwide mass extinction events. The Mesozoic Era spans from 252 million to 66 million years before present. The Mesozoic is also commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles" because of the great diversity of reptiles which evolved and successfully inhabited terrestrial and marine environments worldwide. In addition to all of the different groups of dinosaurs, many non-dinosaurian reptiles shared the land and inhabited the seas during the Mesozoic. Pick up a free Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet as you arrive and earn a Junior Paleontologist Badge and a Junior Paleontologist Certificate.

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Mothers and Children of the Oneida Community

Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015.

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