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Pre-register today as the Cortland County Area Agency on Aging and RSVP is offering A Matter of Balance on Tuesdays from Sept. 16th to Nov. 4th, from 1pm to 3pm at the Cortland Senior Center, located at 60 Central Ave.
This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling among older adults, reduce fall risk factors, and increase strength, balance and activity levels.
Call 607-753-5060 to register or for info.
Get a team together and register today for the Annual Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District River Clean-Up along the many streams, lakes, and ponds in Cortland County on Saturday, September 27th.
Participants form teams and claim a portion of a stream, pond, or lake from which they remove accumulated trash and debris for a few hours.
The trash clean up will run from 10am until Noon. Supplies and materials are provided to teams in advance.
Teams will have the option of depositing trash collected at a designated drop off point or the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District office.
This event is free and open for all to participate.
Register as soon as possible to reserve your place. Supplies and materials will be made available to those registered on Monday, September 23rd.
Please call 607-756-5991 for more information or to register.
New York State Fair visitors can help the Central New York Region of the American Red Cross and find a convenient parking spot by parking their cars in the Red Cross lot on State Fair Boulevard, directly across from the Crucible Industries plant and just a short walk from the Fair’s main entrance.
The donation to park your car is $10, and the lot will be open from 7:30am until closing from opening day on Thursday, August 21st, to the Fair’s final day on Monday, September 1st. Red Cross volunteers, staff members and board members operate and supervise the lot at all times.
In addition to parking, the Red Cross will sell bottled water for $1, and ponchos and sunscreen for $2.
All proceeds support Red Cross services throughout the Central New York Region, which covers 16 counties from St. Lawrence to Broome.
Call for artists’ proposals for the Dryden Road parking garage in College Town.
The City of Ithaca Public Art Commission (PAC) invites artists to submit mural proposals for the beautification of numerous large walls within the City parking garage at 111 Dryden Road. Successful proposals will demonstrate positive use of color, imagery, a sense of community, good will, and furthermore humanize a traditionally blank, stark structure.
Walls range in size from the largest: 150’w x 8’h to the smallest: 15’w x 8’h. Artists must specify their preferred dimensions in their proposal. Artists (or a collaborative group of artists) may submit more than one proposal however no more than one proposal will be chosen per individual artist. Collaborative groups of artists may submit a proposal for the entire garage.
Deadline for entries is September 9th. Winning artists will be notified by October 10th. Deadline for artwork completion is November 9th.
-Saturday, August 23rd
The Homer American Legion Thola Redfield appreciation day chicken BBQ is from Noon until gone.
Cost is $6 a half or $8 for a dinner.
They'll also have a bake sale and raffles, including a 50/50 raffle. Have a chance to win a dinner cruise on Skaneateles Lake with Mid Lakes Navigation. Drawings begin at 5. You don't need to be present to win.
The YWCA of Cortland will soon begin their fall dance program. Choose between Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, and Technique. Children from the preschool age to over 13 may join.
Dance instructor, Jaime Abramson has over three years experience in choreography and dance instruction. She also studied under Choreographer and Judge on So You Think You Can Dance, Tyce Diorio.
The dance session will run from September 6th to November 15th.
The Cortland YWCA is also soon starting their Youth Basketball Program.
Classes are for kindergarteners through fourth grade. Students will learn basic fundamentals including passing, shooting and ball handling. Classes will meet on Saturdays. The session will run September 20the to October 25th
For all class times and cost, contact the YWCA 607-753-9651.
-Saturday, September 6th
Check out the “Love of Country” 1890 Union Fair in Marathon.
There will be a surplus of great food, numerous family-friendly exhibits and even a Horse Show Parade. The event aims to “celebrate the American family and is dedicated to the preservation of families and the things they do together.”
Sponsored by the Marathon Lion's Club.
-Saturday, September 6th
The Homer Community Blood Drive is being held from 8am to 1pm, at the Homer 1st United Methodist Church, 16 Cayuga Street(on the Green).
A Double Red Cell Collection unit will be available at this drive.
Anyone who wishes to donate should call and make an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org.
Folks with appointments are given first priority, but walk-ins are welcome.
-Friday, September 12th
Beginning at 7pm the Cincinnatus Area Heritage Society & the Kellogg Free Library is hosting a program by Craig Brandon, noted author of “Murder in the Adirondacks – An American Tragedy Revisited”, chronicling the murder of Grace Brown and the subsequent trial and conviction of Chester Gillette.
The program is at the Cincinnatus Heritage Hall on the corner of Rt. 26 and Telephone Road in Cincinnatus.
There is a $2 donation at the door and the public is invited.
-Sunday, September 14
The Cortland Chiro 5k run returns for its third year. It's the fourth race in the 2014 Borg Warner/YMCA race series beginning at 9am.
The Course is a beautiful jaunt through the Cortland City Water Works, starting and ending at the 281 Parking Lot of SUNY Cortland.
Proceeds to benefit youth and family scholarships at the Cortland Y. Registration forms can be found online at www.cortlandymca.org and at the Y, on 22 Tompkins St.
All registrations received by September 2 will be guaranteed a Cortland Chiro 5K race shirt!
-Sunday, September 22nd
There's a cruise in from 1pm to 5pm at the Elks Lodge at 9 Groton Ave. in Cortland.
This is a free event. All cars and motorcycles, any year and any make are welcome.
Proceeds will benefit all Elks Youth Programs.
-Friday, September 26th and Saturday, September 27th
The Art of Marriage Conference comes to Grace Christian Fellowship.
The Art of Marriage video event weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God's design for relationships.
Come enjoy this conference as a couple in a relaxed environment. The per-person cost includes workbook, snacks, beverages and lunch.
There will be door prizes and special giveaways including a Weekend to remember gift certificate. Childcare will not be available.
Grace Christian Fellowship is a handicapped accessible building. To assist in preparations, pre-register by September 21st. A small number of tickets will be available at the door.
For more information, go to the church website, gcfcortland.org or contact Lynne Sypher at 607-749-3233.
-Saturday, September 27th
Come celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Order Sons of Italy in America with the Stella D'oro annual dinner at the Cortland Elks Lodge.
Cost is $30 per person or $55 for two people.
For more information or tickets, call the Parish Center at 607-756-9967.