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5th Annual Pierogi Eating Contest

Saturday, January 31, 2015
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 

Contact Info

Kelly Covich

Ukrainiain National Club Of Auburn New Yor

bbelonsoff4@verizon.net

kelbel3450@gmail.com

Owl Prowl

Saturday, January 31, 2015
3:00 pm – 5:14 pm
 

Price: $6.00

Live owls will be on display during an indoor presenta-tion with Jean Soprano of the Kindred Kingdoms Wild-life Rehabilitation Center. You’ll find out what adapta-tions these birds have that allow them to be successful hunters of the night. Then, join the Montezuma Audu-bon Center staff to search for snowy owls and the en-dangered short-eared owls in the grasslands around Montezuma. Fee: $6\/child, $8\/adult, $25\/family. 3pm-5pm. To register call (315) 365-3588 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . MAC, 2295 Route 89, Savannah

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Chicken & Buscuits Dinner

Saturday, January 31, 2015
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 

 

$10.00 Adults, 6-12 $4.00, 5 Under FREE

Chicken & Biscuits Dinner

Hearty chicken and gravy over buttermilk biscuit, vegetable, tossed salad, dessert, beverage

Contact Info

 

 

kate.smith@liverpoolfirstumc.org

315-457-5280

Cuse Comedy Showcase Headliner Gomez Adams

Saturday, January 31, 2015
8:00 pm
 

 

 
 

 

 The Cuse Comedy Showcase this month at The Central New York Playhouse. Longtime Syracuse personality and comic Gomez Adams. And we also have 7 competing comics as well.

Competing Comics: Erin Harkes, Rico Tigner, Bryan VanCampen, Corey Smithson, RJ McCarthy, Nick Galoni Maryanne Donnelly

Sponsored by Syracuse New Times, Dinosaur Radio & SYRACUSE FIRST

$10 Advance tickets, $12 at door. Advance ticket price only available online at www.cnyplayhouse.com/comedy or by visiting Cny Playhouse at least 24 hours before show, 1-6 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. First come first serve seating at time of show.

Cash beer and wine provided by Cathys Corner Café.

 

 

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The Central New York Playhouse

$7 Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, February 01, 2015
8:00 am – 11:30 am
 

Sunday, March 01, 2015 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Sunday, April 05, 2015 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Sunday, May 03, 2015 8:00 am – 11:30 am

 

 

Take Out Chili Dinner

Sunday, February 01, 2015
10:00 am – 5:20 pm
 

 

 

Quart of Chili and Cornbread Muffins for $8.

Call the church by January 25th at 695-4746 to place your order.

Pick up order February 1st at 10:00am at First United Methodist Church – Phoenix.

Contact Info

Jill Wood

First United Methodist Church – Phoenix

fumcphoenixny@gmail.com

315-695-4746

COMMUNITY NIGHT OUT DANCE

 2/7  7 TO 11 pm

 

Music for your dancing and listening pleasure provided by the “Dean Martin & Davie,” the new power trio in Central New York. Buffet dinner from 8-10 p.m. included

Free soda and coffee, cash bar

Door prizes and raffles

 

 

Tickets are $15 per person and are available from any Oz Committee Member

Information call: 315-333-BAUM (2286)

Proceeds benefits All Things Oz Museum and Oz-Stravaganza! Festival

 

 

Salmon River Winter Festival

Northern Oswego County Celebrates Winter Feb. 6 – 8 –

Enjoy a Flurry of Activities at Salmon River Winter Festival, Sandy Pond and Winona Forest

PULASKI – With an icicle dip, chili walk, ice fishing, snowshoe run, and sled dog competitions, Oswego County’s northern communities will celebrate winter’s rugged beauty in a flurry of activities the weekend of Feb. 6, 7 and 8. The public is welcome to join in.

Salmon River Winter Festival

The village of Pulaski hosts a three-day Salmon River Winter Festival with a full slate of activities. The event kicks off Friday with a community night at the Kallet Theater. Local music legend Steve Woolson and Friends, featuring Charlie Tanguma, performs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Mike Faulkner’s Homer and the Finns will perform from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $2 per person with proceeds benefitting the Pulaski school district student groups.

On Saturday, Feb. 7, Selkirk Shores State Park hosts a 5k snowshoe run and 3 or 5k walk starting at 9 a.m. The event features a thrilling hiking course over mixed rolling and flat terrain, through hardwood and hemlock forests, creek-side habitats and majestic bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario. Walkers will start five minutes after runners.  The event wraps up with a bonfire and cocoa, coffee and prizes at the historic park pavilion. Registration is $10 per person in advance, and $15 on race day. There is no fee for children under age 12. Snowshoe rentals are available at the park. Register for the event online at www.runreg.com/Selkirk-shores-5k.

Hardy souls are challenged to take an “icicle dip” in the Salmon River at 1 p.m. The event takes place in the river access area off the Maple Avenue parking lot, at the end of the fence line, behind the End Zone Sports Bar. Teams are encouraged. Register before 10 a.m. at the Camping World RV parking lot. Warming tents and towels will be available on the site. The event is sponsored by Camping World, PROP, Edward Jones Investments, and the End Zone Sports Bar.

Also on Saturday there will be free movies and crafts for children from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kallet Theater. Show times are 11 a.m. for “Snow Dogs” and 2 p.m. for “Snow Day.” There will be free crafts activities for children Saturday at the back of the theater. Admission is free.

Beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Pulaski Masons will sell their famous chicken barbecue at the South Park. There will also be a craft show and sale at the Pulaski Masonic Hall on Broad Street from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Saturday.

Families and artists can show off their creative talents in a snowman and snow sculpture contest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by Designs of Elegance Florist and Frontier Communications, in the South Park Saturday. Entry forms will be distributed through the schools. There is a $1 entry fee. Judging will be at 5 p.m. Saturday.

From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, hardy festivalgoers will sample and vote for their favorite variety of chili at local bars, restaurants and lodges in a Chili Walk Competition. Ten establishments will take part in the contest. Ballots are $5 each and allow a person to visit each establishment and cast their vote for their favorite chili.

There will be free cocoa served all weekend at several locations around the village, courtesy of Paul DeLima Company of Syracuse. Refills are free with the purchase of a $5 mug, or bring last year’s mug.

The Pulaski Historical Society hosts an open house with free cocoa and coffee from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be a special display on weather-related information and the new Arcadia Images of America book on Pulaski’s history will be available for purchase.

The second annual Family Magic Show takes place at the public library at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Festivities continue Sunday, Feb. 8, with a Wing Walk Competition from noon to 5 p.m. at various locations. Ballots are $5 each and provide tasters with two wings at five local establishments.

Field Guide Series

Thursday, January 15, 2015
1:30 pm – 2:23 pm
Additional Dates
Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:30 pm – 2:23 pm
Beaver Lake Nature Center
Beaver Lake Nature Center 8477 East Mud Lake Road
Baldwinsville, NY
Price: $5.00

Advance Registration Required. Join a Beaver Lake naturalist to focus on a Natural History subject. This program will last for 2 hours and each month a different topic will be discussed. January 15 – Life Under the Ice February 12 – Winter Adaptations show more

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Open Art Group

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 10 AM to 12 PM  10 AM to 12 PM

VFW Post 7290

105 Maxwell Ave.
North Syracuse, NY

 

 

The North Syracuse Art Guild would like to welcome everyone who has a passion for art to join us at our open painting sessions. Every Wednesday from 10 am -12 pm at VFW Post 7290 in North Syracuse. Ideas are shared, suggestions are offered, and there is good conversation had by all as we work on our paintings. Artists of all levels and abilities welcome. Free to attend.

Single & Parenting

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11/ & 2/18  6:30 to 8 PM

Single & Parenting, a help seminar and weekly group for single parents, will be held on Wednesday evenings at North Syracuse Baptist Church beginning January 7th at 6:30 pm located at 420 S. Main St North Syracuse.

Single & Parenting features nationally recognized experts on topics important to single parents. Seminar sessions include “Your Children & Your Fears,” “Tired & Over whelmed” and “Conflict & Resolution.”

Single & Parenting is a weekly video seminar featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on single- parenting topics. Each seminar is combined with a small group discussion time to allow group participants to talk about the content of the seminar and about single-parenting issues important to them.

Meetings will be held at 420 S. Main St, North Syracuse.

For more information, call Pastor Bill at 315-458-0271

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction Presents: Farmer & The Chef

Join us on Monday, March 9, 2015 for Signature Chefs Auction of Syracuse at the Oncenter, a unique farmer to table event that you won’t want to miss! Mix together top local chefs showcasing their culinary masterpieces and the chance to bid on desirable auction packages, and you’ve got a recipe for healthy babies. The key ingredient is YOU!

The March of Dimes annual Signature Chefs Auction returns with a gourmet extravaganza featuring the skills and creativity of Central New York’s finest chefs and farms! Guests will enjoy fabulous cuisine, an incredible silent auction and the opportunity bid on amazing culinary experiences. All proceeds benefit the mission of the March of Dimes to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.  

Click here for more info!

Books for Breakfast

1/20, 2/17, 3,17 & 4/21  9 AM

Join in on the conversation about some of the best books out there. This calendar will list the book to be discussed each month on the 3rd Tuesday. Check back near the new year to learn the titles for each month! Baldwinsville Public Library, 33 East Genesee St.

Cicero Book Discussion Group

11/18 6:30 PM  12/16/ 1/20, 2/17, 4/21

Open to the public. New members welcome! North Onondaga Public Library, 5437 Library St, Brewerton.

First Friday Art Event

Friday, January 02, 2015
12:00 am – 5:23 pm
Additional Dates
Friday, February 06, 2015 12:00 am – 5:23 pm
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:00 am – 5:23 pm
Friday, April 03, 2015 12:00 am – 5:23 pm
Friday, May 01, 2015 12:00 am – 5:23 pm
Cortland, NY
Price: Free —

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org , or our Facebook page

Healthy Bodies Class/Pre-teens

1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24   3 to 4 PM

Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse

5655 Thompson Rd
Syracuse, NY

 

Price: Free —

The hour-long co-ed classes, part of the JCC’s After School Program, are designed to engage fifth and sixth graders, or “tweens,” to help them acquire and maintain healthy lifestyle habits through good nutrition and fitness.

FREE enrollment*

 *Limited class size, 30 students maximum 

Sign-up anytime, even after the program begins (based on available openings)

Starts Jan. 13, 2015 and runs through May 2015

Classes meet Tuesdays 3-4 pm at the JCC of Syracuse

Busing provided from J-D Middle School

After-class care and activities included; children must be picked up by 6 pm

Walk/run on our indoor track

One special focus class held each month

Fitness (Zumba, yoga, weight training, etc.)

Snacks/food prep (without cooking)

Nutritionist (from SU)

Weekly/monthly goals tracked

Incentives for reaching goals and class attendance

Enrollment in the classes is free thanks to a grant from the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation. The program can accommodate up to 30 participants and will run through May. Although this program begins in January, parents can still enroll their kids in February, March and beyond as long as there are openings available. The Jamesville-DeWitt school district provides busing directly from J-D Middle School. Busing also may be available for students from East-area City of Syracuse Schools and eastern-suburb public and private schools.

Contact Info

Will Wallak

Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse

wwallak@jccsyr.org

315-445-2360

Ham Radio Meeting/Madison Oneida Amateur Radio Club

1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27    7:30 PM

Madison-Oneida BOCES

4937 Spring Road
Verona, NY

 

Price: $0.00 Free —

Madison-Oneida Amateur Radio Club (MOARC) meets the last Wednesday of each month (EXCEPT July and August) in the library at Madison-Oneida BOCES on Spring Road in Verona. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and last for about an hour, longer if a program is scheduled for that evening.

MOARC has been a source of friendship and fellowship for over 25 years to those in Madison and Oneida Counties that enjoy the hobby of amateur radio. MOARC also provides testing for those who wish to get a license or advance their license class.

MOARC members provide communication at numerous events around central New York including; Tour de Cure, Yellow Brick Run, Races at Turning-Stone, Sitrin Stars & Stripes Run/Walk and Pumpkin Patrol. Our service at these events helps to maintain the safety of the participants and volunteers/employees during the event.

Guests are welcome at our meetings and we would be happy to tell you more about amateur radio if you are interested in getting involved.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

12/4

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths for men & women in NY state (3,300 NYS deaths annually) However, when it is detected and treated early, it can often be cured. All adults should undergo recommended age appropriate screening for colorectal cancer. Those without health insurance do not need to put off screening in Onondaga County. There is help for the uninsured. The Cancer Services Program provides FREE recommended colorectal screening for medically uninsured adults aged 50 to 64 as well as FREE breast and cervical screenings for medically uninsured women aged 40 to 64. Call 435-3653 or visit http://ongov.net/health/cancerscreening.html.