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Phoenix Community Band Christmas Concert

12/18 7 pm (Snow Date 12/19)

JCB High School Auditorium, Route 57, Phoenix. 50 % of the donations at the door will go to benefit the Phoenix Area Food Pantry. If the weather’s bad, tune into Channel 3 for news of cancellation.


Holiday Hope Light Show

12/15 & 16, ends 12/24  7, 8 and 9 pm

Walk of Faith Free Methodist Church, 4617 Wetzel Rd, Liverpool. Family light show with more than 50,000 light and displays, computer choreographed to Christmas music. Shows at 7, 8, and 9 pm every evening through 12/23. One show only on the 24th at 7 pm. Refreshments, photo ops for kids, a play castle and Santa!

Donations benefit the Salvation Army. 315-657-5039,

Syracuse Camera Club Members’ Group Show

12/10 to 12/16, ending December 31st.

Mon & Thurs-9 am to 7:30 pm  Tues & Weds-9 am to 5 pm

Fri & Sat-9 am to 5 pm

 Syracuse Camera Club is one of the oldest photography organizations in the US, established in 1886. Onondaga Public Library, Petit Branch, 105 Victoria Place. 315-435-3636. Call for hours. 

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Wednesdays  9 am to 12 noon (While supplies last)

Walk ins, no appointments needed. 6 months and older. John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Room 30, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse. 315-435-2000.


32nd Anniversary Gingerbread Gallery

11/20 through December 31st  10 to 5 pm

Not open 11/23, 12/25 and 1/1

Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Blvd. East. $7, $5 for seniors, and under 13 are $2. Proceeds support educational programs, exhibits, research, and collections. 315-471-0593.

Brine, Boats & Bureaucrats: Syracuse Salt & NY’s 19th Century Canals

10/15 to 10/21, ends 12/31

Historical images, a model of a canal freighter, and the highly prized 1871 painting of “Clinton Square by Moonlight” by Johann Culverhouse. Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 East Onondaga St, Syracuse. Free to attend. Visit or call 315-428-1864 for more details.

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