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Early Learner Storytimes Online

Wednesdays, 11:00 AM – November 11, 18, 25
(1 hour)Weekly online storytime for ages 3-6 with stories, rhymes and songs. We will meet using Zoom software so children can have some “face-to-face” interaction with each other as well as with Miss Monica. Grownups are invited to hang out as we sing and play together!Pick up a monthly Storytime at Home Kit for coloring pages, a craft, sticker, as well as songs and rhymes to join along with Miss Monica — or create your own storytime — from home!Go to our Events Calendar at or register in advance at: registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Natural Holiday Decorations & Ornaments: At Home Workshop

Beaver Lake Nature Center
Baldwinsville, NY
Virtual Event URL:

Price: $20.00
Note: Virtual Event.
Advance Registration Required. Pick Up Dates November 13-27. We may not be able to teach our winter workshops, but you can still support the Nature Center by registering for a deconstructed one. We will bag all the necessary supplies, along with detailed photos and instructions. We will also post a video at . All you have to do is register and then stop by and pick up your bag of supplies – oh, and then you have to go home and make it!. If weather permits, we will offer in person demonstrations outside in front of the visitor center. Advance registration by phone or mail only. Spend the evening creating this beautiful balsam fir kissing ball, accented with red ribbon and bow. It is sure to be a wonderful addition to your holiday decorating.

Contact Info
(315) 638-2519

Virtual Village Tree Lighting

Fayetteville Fire Department
Fayetteville, NY
Virtual Event URL:
Note: Virtual Event

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Clinic

11/19 and 12/3 4 to 8 pm
Anyone who would like to be tested should call 315-464-2582 and select option 0 to set up an appointment. High call volumes may result in long wait times, so thank you for your patience in advance. If you leave a message for a call back, call backs may take several days, so please stay on the line to make an appointment. This venue allows for social distancing and keeps the staff and patients out of the elements. Madison County Complex Parking Lot, 138 North Court Street, Building #4 (DMV Building) Wampsville, NY

Toys for Tots/Annual Campaign

Local Hotels Join Together for Toys for Tots
Syracuse, NY:

CUSA, LLC hotels in the Syracuse, NY area are doing their part to make our community’s holidays just a bit cheerier. Working with U.S. Marines, each hotel will be a drop-off point for the annual TOYS FOR TOTS campaign. These 5 hotels are the Holiday Inn Express Syracuse Airport, Candlewood Suites Syracuse Airport, Comfort Suites Cicero, Comfort Inn Carrier Circle and the Super 8 Liverpool Oswego Rd. These hotels will be accepting new unwrapped toys for this holiday season. The public is encouraged to bring their donations to any of these hotels anytime between now and December 7, 2020. This is an wonderful way to warm the heart of a child who may not have otherwise experienced the joy of the holidays.

The U.S. Marines has been assisting Santa since 1947, bringing holiday cheer to less fortunate children. Their primary goal, through the gift of a new toy, will help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children.

CUSA, LLC manages the following hotels in the Syracuse area: – Holiday Inn Express Syracuse Airport, 5418 South Bay Road, North Syracuse, NY 13212 315-454-0999 – Candlewood Suites, 5414 South Bay Road, North Syracuse, NY 13212 315-454-8999 – Comfort Suites Cicero, 5875 Carmenica Dr., Cicero, NY 13039 315-752-0150 – Super 8 Liverpool Oswego Rd, 7360 Oswego Road, Liverpool, NY 13090 315-451-8550 – Comfort Inn Carrier Circle, 6491 Thompson Road, Syracuse, NY 13206 315-437-0222

For additional information, contact Tracy Carvell (Candlewood Suites) at 315-454-8999 or Linda Woodrow (Holiday Inn Express Syracuse Airport) at 315-454-0999.

Holiday Drive Thrus, etc

Cicero Holiday Drive-Thru
Saturday, December 5th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Midstate Athletic Community Center Parking Lot 5575 Meltzer Court, Cicero (behind the Cicero Library)
The Cicero Youth Bureau, Parks & Recreation, together with the Cicero Fire
Department, present a Cicero Holiday Drive-Thru to replace our traditional Tree
Lighting Ceremony.
Participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and drive thru the Midstate
Athletic Community Center parking lot . Come catch a glimpse of Santa and other
sights and sounds of Christmas. Goody bags filled with candy canes, hot cocoa,
crafts and more will be handed out to the children. Members of the community will
have a chance to donate new and gently used blankets to DJ’s Gift of Warmth to
benefit the Syracuse Rescue Mission. Participants must remain in their vehicles
and are encouraged to wear masks when possible.

Brewerton Holiday Drive-Thru
Sunday, December 6th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Brewerton Fire Department parking lot 9625 Brewerton Rd, Brewerton
The Cicero Youth Bureau, Parks & Recreation, together with
the Brewerton Fire Department, present a Holiday Drive –
Thru to replace our traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and
will drive thru the Brewerton Fire Dept parking lot. Come
catch a glimpse of Santa and other sights and sounds of
Christmas. Goody bags filled with candy canes, hot cocoa
packets, and crafts will be handed out to the children.
Members of the community will have a chance to give back
to the community by donating diapers to the CNY Diaper
Bank. Participants must remain in their vehicles and are
encouraged to wear masks when possible.

“Light Up Cicero” Holiday Home Decorating Contest
Rules of Participation: Entries must be town of Cicero Residents and are limited to residential structures only (no businesses). Contest is limited to what can be seen from the street view of the house/yard at night.
How to Enter: Nominations will be accepted from Nov 20th through Dec 10th. To nominate a home, send the name, address, and phone #of the nominee to You may also nominate yourself. Submissions will be accepted by phone at 315-752-1180 X 345 during regular business hours. Please ask permission before nominating a friend or neighbor.
Judging: All entries will be judged on the weekend of Dec 1th-13th. Displays should be lit each night from 5:30-10:30 for judging. The categories are MOST ORIGINAL, SPECIAL EFFECTS, and JUDGES CHOICE.
Winners: Winners will receive gift certificates to local businesses such as Four Seasons Golf and Ski Center, Right Mind Syracuse, and Rosie’s Corner. Winners will be announced Dec 15th and featured on the Cicero Parks & Recreation website and social media pages.

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.