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Register by March 20th a the YWCA of Cortland is running an indoor Youth Soccer Program for ages 5-12.
Students will learn dribbling, passing, shooting, and playing the game. Classes meet on Saturdays, March 22nd through April 26th.
The YWCA of Cortland is also offering a sign up right now to March 17th for their second session of swim lessons.
Lessons include: Waterbabies for parent and child ages 6 months to 2 years, Awesome Tadpoles for parent and child ages 2 to 3 years, and Preschool Swim lessons for children ages 3-5.
They also offer Red Cross Swim Lessons for ages 5-14 (levels 1-6) and swim lessons for adults and private lessons are also available.
For more information contact Meryl Fish at 607-753-9651.
Advance registration is required for a Living Healthy Diabetes Workshop that starts March 13th.
Do you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes? The Living Healthy Diabetes Workshop can help you take charge of your life. You will discover good nutrition and exercise choices, learn how to manage symptoms, and explore how to talk to your doctor and family about your health. Living Healthy Diabetes was developed at Stanford University.
The six-week series starts Thursday, March 13, from 5:30pm to 8pm, at Cortland Regional Medical Center, and runs through April 17.
Caregivers and family members are welcome to attend. Please call Seven Valleys Health Coalition at 607-756-4198 to register and get more information.
Sign up today as the CNY Maple Festival is kicking off the 44th Annual Festival on April 5th with a Pancake Eating Contest in the High School Auditorium.
Your favorite organization can use this venue to raise funds, by getting a seat at the pancake eating table.
Just write to CNY Maple Festival, Pancake Eating Contest, P.O. Box 291, Marathon, NY 13803.
State the name of the organization, a telephone and address for the contact person and the name of the “pancake eater” including the telephone and mailing address of that person. Get your request in now, as there is limited seating.
All entries will receive a response of confirmation.
Organizations who participate will keep all funds they have solicited, the Maple Festival pledges $2 a pancake to get your fundraising started.
Purchase a $3 raffle ticket from the Marathon Community Scholarship Foundation for your chance to win a free 2-minute shopping spree at Gregg's Market Place in Marathon.
Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Marathon Gregg's Market Place on Saturdays in March from 9am to 6pm.
Tickets will also be sold at the Central NY Maple Festival on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6 inside the Marathon High School.
The winning ticket will be chosen on Sunday, April 6 at 3pm in the high school auditorium. The Shopping spree will be held Thursday, April 10 at 7pm.
Proceeds benefit graduating Marathon high school students.
Pre-registration is required as Family Matter’s of Cortland is hosting a free, family friend yoga session on Wednesday, March 12th at Randall Elementary School with Kim Kelchner, a yoga instructor from Pure and Simply Yoga Studios.
Kim will lead us in a 45 minute yoga session (all levels are welcome) that will promptly begin at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served directly afterwards. Family Matters is free and available to any families that live in Cortland County with youth between the ages of 9 and 14. It emphasis on families spending quality time together, and provide a positive message for families. Child care is available if needed.
If you are interested in participating please contact Shannon Westmoreland at 607-662-5070. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Family Matters is a collaborative program between Cortland Family Counseling Services, Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative, Mental Health’s Family Support Services, Seven Valleys Health Coalition, and Catholic Charities of Cortland County.
Folk Dance with Bess on Saturday, March 8th at 10am at the Center for the Arts, on Sunday, March 9th at 3pm at the Unitarian Univeralist Church, 3 Church St., on Saturday, March 15th at 2pm at the YWCA and on Sunday, March 16th at 4pm at the YMCA.
There is no charge. This is for families with 4th graders on up.
For more information call Bess at 607-753-8413 or email her at email@example.com.
-Friday, March 7th and Saturday, March 8th
Come see the wonderfully funny, murder-mystery Clockwork by Pat Cook performed by the Cortland High Theatre program at 7:30pm on both night in the Cortland High School auditorium.
Tickets are available at the door for $6. For more information call 607-753-4110.
-Sunday, March 9th
The Christian Assembly of God's Xtreme Youth, located at 175 Port Watson St. in Cortland is hosting a Pizza Buffet - Youth Fundraiser on Sunday, March 9th, 1pm to 3pm.
Tickets are $8 per person and pizza, salad, dessert & beverage will be included.
Tickets are available from any youth or their leaders or can be picked up at the church office M, W-F, 10am to Noon.
All proceeds are to help the Youth go to the convention in Syracuse in April.
-Monday, March 10th
The Cayuga Bird Club is meeting and having a presentation beginning at 7:30pm
at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, located at 159 Sapsucker Woods Road in Ithaca.
They'll have speaker Dr. Kevin McGowan, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, talk Waterfowl ID: The Most Important Things.
Arrive at starting at 7:15pm for cookies and conversation. Bird club business begins at 7:30pm followed by the presentation.
All are welcome and admission is free. For more information call 800-843-2473, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Thursday, March 13th
Author Franny Billingley is visits the Phillips Free Library and will give a free talk
"The Who and What of Stories: Fitting Character to Plot."
Franny Billingley is author of the Young Adult Novel, Chime, a 2011 National Book Award Finalist.
Call the library at 607749-4616 to register. Refreshments will be served.
Copies of Franny's books will be available for sale by Mando Books. This
program is made possible through a generous grant from the Ujeni Grants for
Advancing Public Education Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins
-Friday, March 14th
Cortland Prevention Resources in collaboration with Cortland LGBT Resource Center is hosting a dance party in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
This is a sober event for adults age 18 and up, from 9pm to Midnight at 19 Church St. in Cortland in the Community Room.
This is a great opportunity for folks to have a night out without the pressure of alcohol.
-Friday, March 14th
The Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties' 4th Annual “Raise the Roof!” Fundraiser is from 6pm to 9pm at the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd. In Ithaca.
They'll have live music by The Destination, scrumptious finger food from Ithaca Bakery, a cash bar, and a chance to win some fabulous raffle prizes.
Their goal is to raise $5,000 in just one night, enough to fund the roof of a Habitat for Humanity home.
TCHFH would like to thank the following for their donations to make this event possible: the Hangar Theatre, The Destination band, and Ithaca Bakery.
Tickets available online at tchabitat.com or at the door for $25 each.
If you have questions call Liz Warner at 607-844-3529 or email email@example.com.
-Saturday, March 15th
Local business owner Tom Terwilliger has joined the effort to raise awareness about childhood cancer by proclaiming this day (March 15th) as St. Baldrick's Foundation Day in Cortland.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer driven charity committed to funding the research to find cures for childhood cancers.
Their will be a head shaving fundraiser at the Red Jug Pub on Central Ave. in Cortland, beginning at 5pm.
More information can be found at StBaldricks.org.
-Saturday, March 15th
It's your chance to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most beautiful birds of prey as they come at 1pm as the Cornell Raptor Club is bringing its fine feathered friends to the Southworth Library. They will have live bird demonstrations and stories at their March Family story time.
This program is sponsored through generous grant funding from the Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.
The Southworth Library is located at 24 West Main Street Dryden. Call them at 607-844-3557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit southworthlibrary.org for all of news and events.
-Monday, March 17th
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, located 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, in Ithaca is having a Monday Night Seminar at 7:30pm with Speakers Tom Stephenson, author; Scott Whittle, photographer
Birder and author Tom Stephenson and photographer Scott Whittle will describe important but often overlooked ID clues for colorful and sometimes elusive warblers: overall contrast, subtle facial features, color impressions, feather edging, rump contrast, as well as foraging style, location, and behavior.
Stephenson’s and Whittle’s book, The Warbler Guide, published by Princeton University Press, will be available for purchase and signing.
Admission is free. For more information call 800-843-2473, or email email@example.com.
-Wednesday, March 19th
The next monthly meeting of the Cortland Men's LGBT Group is at 6pm at the LGBT Resource Center, located at 73 Main St., in Cortland.
Bring a dish-to-pass for a pot-luck supper. ( If you are unable to bring anything, just bring yourself)
They will be watching the movie "Bridegroom.” This timely documentary tells the story of Shane Bitney Crone, who finds himself without marriage's legal protections when his same-sex partner dies. The movie is being provided by Leah Calzolaio.
This meeting is open to all members and allies of the LGBTQA++ community.
-Saturday, March 22nd
The St. Mary’s School Spaghetti Dinner is from 5pm to 8pm and will be Full service, provided by 2011-2013 Alumni.
The menu includes homemade Spaghetti with meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, desserts, and coffee or punch.
Cost is $8 for adults, children 5-12 years old are $6, and under 4 years old are free.
-Saturday, March 22nd
The 2nd Annual Homer Elks 3K is at 9am.
All proceeds benefit Cerebral Palsy and ENF (Elks National Foundation). ENF helps with scholarships.
It was start at the Elks and follow streets in Homer for the 3k.
Registration forms can be found at Homer Elks or Homer IGA or online at homerelks3k.com
Please contact Jennie Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
-Saturday, March 22nd
The Homer Community Blood Drive will be held from 8am to 1pm at the Homer 1st United Methodist Church, located at 16 Cayuga Street (on the Green).
A Double Red Cell Collection unit will be available at this drive.
Come in to donate this March and receive a limited edition decal.
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.
-Tuesday, March 25th
Sing into to Spring with the Seven Valley Chorus at 7pm at the Cortland United Methodist Church, located at 734 Route 222.
If you like to sing join them and learn how to blend your voice with three other parts to make beautiful music. Experienced and new singers are welcome.
For questions or more information call Diane Colf at 607-844-4155 or Nancy Albro at 607-662-4244.
-Saturday, March 29th
Get your team together as Relay for Life Team 'Hanging on for a Cure' is having Hoops for Hope, a three on three double elimination basketball tournament at the Cortland County Office Building Gym beginning at 9am.
They’ll be boys and girls brackets and adult brackets. Teams must have 4 people. Registration is $80 per team.
Registration forms are available online on facebook.com/RFLhoopshope and can be mailed to Tina Watkins, 3 Northcliffe Road, Cortland NY 13045.
For more information call Tina at 607-597-9422 or email email@example.com.