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“We Can Be Heroes: Visualizing the Music & Life of David Bowie”

11/21 through 12/9  Mon-Fri   9 am to 4 pm

Featuring art work by artists across CNY. Free to attend. Call 315-579-2865 for more details. The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St.

6th Annual Tired Teddy Toss/Syracuse Crunch vs Utica Comets Game

12/7 to 12/10  7 pm

Come on out, bring a new or gently used teddy. Stanley Steemer will recondition them and in turn, will donate them to the Salvation Army for their Christmas Bureau Distribution to be handed out to children and families in need. Or you can drop them off at their business office located in the Way Memorial at 800 S. State St. Anyone bringing their bear to the business office may also be able to purchase tickets for the December 10th game for only $18.

Everson Museum Festival of Trees

12/6 to 12/11

$8 for non-members, $5 for members. 401 Harrison St. Call 474-6064 for hours

Single & Parenting Support Group

11/2 6:30 to 8 pm Every Wednesday night through 12/14

Help and support for single parents. Classes are free. Notebooks are $15. 420 S Main St, North Syracuse. 458-0271 for more information.

Polar Express Pajama Party

12/6 to 12/17  5:30 to 7 pm   To make reservations call 425-9068

$4 plus the cost of the movie ticket, for prices call 425-9068.

It’s A Wonderful Life

12/6  to 12/17    Thurs-Fri-Sat  8 pm  Sun 2 pm

$20 for Fri and Sat, $17 for Thurs and Sun. CNY Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd East, 2nd Floor, Near food court, Mall entrance 4.

Breakfast with Santa

12/6 to 12/18  Session 1: 9 to 10 am   Session 2: 11 to 12 noon

Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. Rosamund Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse.

Annual Oswego Valley Railroad Association Toy Trains at Christmas

12/6 to 12/18   12 to 5 pm

Come see toy trains going back 40 years. $2 for adults, $1 for ages 6 to 12 and 5 and under are free. Fulton War Memorial, 141 So 1st St, Fulton.

Write Your Own Legacy

Mondays-Now through 12/19  10:30 am to 12:30 pm

A writer support group for writers over 50. Weekly meetings of like minded writers, providing an opportunity to engage and share, to make sure memories become a legacy. free to attend. Northern Onondaga Public Library, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. 315-699-2032.

Phoenix Community Band Christmas Concert

12/19  7 pm (Snow date 12/21)

JCB High School Route 57, Phoenix. Free to attend, donations greatly appreciated, and 50% of monetary donations will go to the Phoenix Area Food Pantry and they will also be accepting non-perishable food donations at the door as well.

Syracsue Art Mart

12/7 to 12/23  M-W 11 am to 4 pm, 11 am to 6 pm Thurs-Sat

Unique art from over 45 artists. 499 Warren St, Syracuse.

Cortland Free Library Book Club

11/3   5 to 6 pm (Meets First Wednesday Night of Each Month)

Discussing “Inside the O’Briens” by Lisa Genova. 32 Church St, Cortland. free to attend. Go to for more information. #607-753-1042

Open Mic Night

9/1   7 pm  Ends 12/29

All music styles are welcome, great sound system. Donations are encouraged to keep the music alive. Held in the music barn. Kellish Hill Farm, 3192 Pompey Center Road. 315-682-1578.

Knitting for Beginners w/ Maggie

12/6  to 12/30  6 to 7 pm

Bring size 10 knitting needles, they will supply simple instructions with yarn included on how to make a scarf.  Betts Branch Library, 4862 South Salina St. Free. You need to register at the circulation desk or call 435-1940.

Art Makes Cents

9/7 through 12/31  Wednesdays through Fridays 10 to 4 and Saturdays & Sundays 11 to 4

An exhibition of historic artwork and fanciful coin banks from the collection of Syracuse’s M & T Bank. Onondaga Historical Association Museum, 321 Montgomery St, Syracuse. 315-428-1864.

Picturing Nam: US Military Photography of the Vietnam War

12/7 to 1/7/17  7 to 10 pm 

Free to attend. Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike


Volunteer Drivers Needed


Over 20 years ago, Congress cut funding for the VA’s Beneficiary Travel program. It was the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) who stepped up to fill this need. The DAV Transportation Network is in need of volunteers to provide transportation for veterans who are either incapable of driving themselves, have no family members or friends who are able to do so for them, to and from their appointments at VA-approved facilities. Successful candidates  must: Pass a minor physical, undergo a background check, complete a VA Volunteer application, have a valid driver’s license and have no DUIs or DWIs. This process will all be done though the Syracuse VA Medical Center.Please call the DAV HSC at 315-425-4353 or DAV Driver Recruiter at 315-425-4343, or stop by the Syracuse VA Medical Center, Room A174 and find out how you can help! This organization serves 14 counties , vans in the Syracuse area are in service between 6 am to 2 pm, Monday though Friday, vans coming in from greater distances may have earlier start times. Syracuse VA Medical Center, CNY Regional DAV Office,800 Irving Ave, Syracuse, NY (Closed Weekends & Government Holidays.)

Music for the Mission


Music for the Mission is a non profit organization formed by Joe Stanley of Joe Stanley Law and his team 4 years ago. They partner with and support organizations such as the Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, ARISE, Urban Mission and more.

People have lost their homes. They’ve lost their jobs, their livelihoods, their dignity. Look at the person sitting next to you. This person is educated, bright, maybe lives in the suburbs, supports a family of four.One misstep and your neighbor could be reaching out to The Mission next month for help. There are many wonderful causes and charities you and your business can donate to. Today we ask you to consider helping to fulfill the most basic of human needs: food and shelter.


“We’ll keep fighting and doing everything we can to get this man what he rightfully deserves… his own identity!” says Joe Stanley. “There are countless stories I’ve learned and I’ve worked to help make right or make some measure of difference over the years. We have to put a face on the homeless and the hungry. It’s not just happening to ‘that guy or that bum’. Many of these people had productive lives, families, homes. A loss of a job, a bad divorce, the loss of a spouse, there are so many reasons why this happens to someone. No one is immune! You just can’t sit back and think ‘it’ll never happen to me’.


Let’s fight this together because that is the only way we will win this battle!


Joe Stanley

Founder of Music For The Mission

To learn more about this organization and learn of upcoming events please go to!blog/c97


3/17  5 to 8 pm

Admission is free every 3rd Thursday of every month! Free docent tour at 6 pm. Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St.


4/5 & 4/7  9 am to 12 noon Tuesdays & Thursdays

All nationalities are welcome. Sponsored by BOCES. Manlius Public Library. 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius

Project Turkey

11/19   9 am

Hundreds of turkeys to distribute. River of Life Church, 750 James St. Call 472-7625 for more information.