Community Calendar

Here’s a list of upcoming benefits and events happening in our area.

If you would like your event listed, submit an entry in the link below and make sure to include any web links you may want listed.



Upcoming Events

Were You or Someone You Know Affected By Flooding in Oneida/Herkimer County?
If you or someone you know were affected by flooding in either Oneida or Herkimer County and are in need of emergency services or disaster recovery, you have options. Here are three ways you can report your needs and be connected with helpful services.
1. CALL 2-1-1.
Residents may report their needs by calling 2-1-1, a toll free, 24/7 health and human service hot-line. Calls are confidential and free. Currently wait times for callers are only between 3-5 minutes on average, but any caller can select the option to receive a callback instead of waiting.
2. TEXT MVFLOOD to 898-211
Residents can now text MVFLOOD to 898-211 to report flood-related damages and current unmet needs or to request a callback from an operator.
Residents can also report their damages by filling out the online intake form on United Way’s 2-1-1 Website. The intake form can be found here.
Looking to Help?
A great way to help people affected by the recent flooding is to support the 2-1-1 service and long-term recovery needs by donating to United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area. Visit

Friday, November 15th

On Friday, November 15, 7 – 10PM at the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St., Oswego, the Oswego Music Hall’s Open Mic Friday will feature Syracuse native and Ceili Rain’s front man Bob Halligan, Jr. as guest host. All ages and experience levels are welcome to sign up at 6:30. $2 donation. Info: or https://www.oswegomusichall.

Saturday, November 16th

Come get a jump start on your holiday shopping at St. Margaret’s School Annual Craft show November 16, 2019 from 10:00AM to 3:30PM at 201 Roxboro Rd. in Mattydale, NY . There will be over 130 crafters & vendors, food, raffles and St. Margaret’s famous cookie walk. Contact Lisa Catalano at or (315) 698-9127 for event details.

Saturday, November 16th

Date: Saturday November 16, 2019
Location: West Genesee High School Gymnasium
Time: 11- 3 pm
Come to this Shopping Extravaganza to visit your favorite vendors and explore new products and services! All for a great cause!
Shopping – over 30 vendors selling jewelry, cosmetics, WG apparel, housewares, clothing, bath & body products, bags & more. Get a head start to buy gifts for the holidays!
Win over 50 items! Raffles held every ½ hour (need not be present to win).
All proceeds will support  PTSA activities.
Facebook page:

Saturday, November 16th

Southside Healthy Pet Clinic is a local animal clinic in the Ithaca area run by students from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Every month, on the second and fourth Wednesday, students provide physical exams, core vaccinations, deworming, basic laboratory tests, microchips, and preventatives at a reduced fee for residents who could otherwise not afford these essential services for their pets. We are solely funded by the generous support of private donors and donations of products from pharmaceutical companies; any profit that we do make from the clinic, 100% is given back to Ithaca’s Southside Community Center, where the bi-monthly clinics are hosted. For more information and a clinic schedule, please visit our website. This fall, we will be traveling to Oswego to host our traveling clinic at Paws Across Oswego County on November 16th, 2019 for residents that require financial assistance. Appointments can be made by emailing (preferred) or by calling (347) 620-4738 and leaving a message including a name and number. People can visit our Facebook page or the Fall Traveling to Oswego’s event page for updates.

Saturday, November 16th

Marcellus Fire Department Auxiliary Holiday Evergreen Fundraiser
Being held at Crazy Daisies
Create your own Holiday Evergreen Kissing Ball, Wreath, or Center Piece
Saturday November 16th from 2pm-4pm or from 4pm-6pm Cost is $45.00 per person/per item
Payment must be made in advance to hold your seat Sign up on the event site through the MFDA Facebook page or by sending a check to MFDA, P.O. Box 97, Marcellus, NY 13108
Questions please Email MFDA

Thursday – Saturday, November 21st-23rd

Elbridge Community Church
Recycled Christmas Decoration Sale
White Church, E. Main St.
Nov. 21 6 – 8 pm
Nov. 22 9 am – 4 pm
Nov. 23 9 am – 2 pm
Bake Sale
Thrift Shop open 10 am – 2:30 pm
Donations Welcomed
Please call Delores 315-689-1829
Naomi 315-689-6149
Handicapped Accessible

Thursday, November 21st

Nancy Aureli of Community Living Advocates and Applebee’s have come together to help raise money for Sage Upstate. This ‘Dining to Donate’ event will be from 11am to closing at Applebee’s 628 South Main Street, North Syracuse on November 21st. Everyone that enjoys dining at Applebee’s can help raise money for this great organization. Simply provide a ‘Dining to Donate’ voucher when paying for your meal and 10% of your check (excluding tax & tip) will be donated to Sage Upstate. To obtain a voucher contact Leslie Lamb: or (315) 478-1923.
SAGE Upstate promotes the well-being of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and allies in Central New York through health programs, social activities and education. They have a robust calendar of events and a plethora of programs. Please enjoy a great meal from Applebee’s and donate to this wonderful organization. To find out more about Sage Upstate visit:
Community Living Advocates is a local CNY on-line directory for caregivers, seniors and people with disabilities. Their site provides resources, services and events in our community from transportation and in-home aids to chimney repair and senior information fairs. Visit us at and see your network of resources and opportunities grow!

Thursday, November 28th

Lights on Jacob Lane in Brewerton is proud to be participating in the Toys for Tots campaign for our fifth season. We welcome you to join our family as we collect new, unwrapped toys December 6 – 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. We love this opportunity to meet many of you and thank you for helping to spread the spirit of the season across our community!
Lights on Jacob Lane is a free, family-friendly animated Christmas light spectacular. Our display uses more than 25,000 pixels lights, over 5 miles of cable and 2,500 channels of computer animation.
The shows kicks off on Thanksgiving (November 28, 2019) and will run nightly through New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2019) during the following hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 – 9:00 pm & Friday – Saturday: 5:00 -10:00 pm.
Visit for more info!

Thursday, December 5th

Live & Silent Art Auction on Dec. 5, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Community Folk Art Center (805 E. Genesee St, Syr. 13210). Door admission. Proceeds benefit Dunbar Center’s community programs for seniors and youth. Art donations gladly accepted at Dunbar Center (1453 S. State St., Syr. 13205). Website: Phone: 315-760-3155. Please contact Liz Page, Board Treasurer, at cell phone 315-565-7622, or email

Saturday, December 14th

Ugly Sweater Party – Sat. Dec. 14, 6-9 pm; Columbian Presbyterian Church (corner rtes. 11 & 20, Lafayette). Family fun, prizes. Free admission; please bring a snack to share. 315-677-3293; ;

Saturday, December 14th

Christmas Cookie Café – Satur. Dec. 14, 9:30 am- 12noon. Create custom cookie trays from the dozens of home-made varieties available. Bring your own tray, or purchase one. Cookies are still only $10./lb. Questions: 315-677-3293,,