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April
-Ongoing
The City of Cortland and the Landscape and Design Commission invite you to register for a free street tree.

The planting program will begin on April 28th. For more information and if you have questions call Linda Armstrong at Thoma Development 607-753-1433.


-Ongoing
Beautify your home and support the Cortland Repertory Guild with their flower power fundraiser. Order bulbs for the summer and support your favorite
summer theatre at the same time. They are trying to raise a $1,000.

The deadline for online orders is Friday, April 25th.

Visit flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?campaign_id=18029 and then click on the "shop now" button to see the wide variety of bulbs available, and make your order.

Each flower has helpful information on how and where to plant. The bulbs will be shipped directly to you.


-Ongoing
The YWCA of Cortland is seeking quilt and fiber art submissions for their upcoming quilt show on May 17 and 18th.  Use their online entry form available at cortlandywca.org by clicking on the events & information tab, or you can stop in and pick up an entry form from the desk at 14 Clayton Ave. 

Deadline for entries is Friday May 2nd. For more information contact Kelly at 607-753-9651 or kelly@cortlandywca.org.


-Ongoing
Family Matter’s of Cortland is hosting a free, family friend bowling event at Cort-Lanes on Wednesday, April 30th.

Bowling will promptly begin at 5:30pm and dinner is being provided. 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 will not be available for this event.

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. 


-Saturday, April 26th
The annual Relay for Life Crew kickoff event is from 1pm to 5pm at Beer Goggles Bar.

There will be food raffles and a good time. Cost is $10 at the door. All proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society.


-Saturday, April 26th
Cortlandville Grange #461 is hosting a Spaghetti Supper from 5pm till gone.

The menu includes spaghetti, meat balls, salad, bread, brownies, ice cream and beverages.

Kids under five eat for free. The grange is located at 82 Cortland St., right next to the Homer Elks Lodge.


-Saturday, April 26th
The Truxton United Methodist Church is having their 59th Annual Steak Super. Dinner is by reservation only and will be served in three sittings at 4:30pm, 6pm and 7:15pm. Take out dinners can also be ordered.

Send your reservation to Avalena Rainbow at 4167 Crains Mills Road, Truxton NY 13158 or call 607-842-6873.


-Sunday, April 27th
The SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir Spring Concert begins at 4pm in the Corey Union Function Room.

Cost is $5 for General Admission and $3 Students. Children under 12 Free

This is Director Rob Brown’s farewell concert. A reception will follow.


-Sunday, April 27th
The SUNY Cortland Backwoods Games are from 11am to 4pm in the lower campus near Park Center.

There will be tug of war, QB challenge, hot dog eating contest, egg toss and potato sack races.

This is in support of Toys for Tots of Cortland County. 

If you want to get involved or want more information call William McGrath at 315-391-2933 or Steven Schneider at 518-772-9111. You can also email csbackwoodsgames@yahoo.com. 


-Monday, April 28th
The Cortland County Area Agency on Aging can help you find the answers if your new to Medicare, are turning 65 or have you been collecting Social Security Disability for two years? 

The agency from 5:30pm to 7:30pm is presenting a free seminar in which, its Health Insurance Information Assistance and Counseling Program counselors will cover the various parts of Medicare, other health insurance options, and programs which may assist with Medicare cost.

Reserve your seat now by calling the agency at 607-753-5060.


Monday, April 28th 
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology auditorium, located at 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. in Ithaca is having a Monday Night Seminar at 7:30pm with Speaker: Alfonso Aguirre Muñoz, Director, Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas on 'Restoration of Mexican Islands and Conservation of Birds.”

Admission is free. For more information call 800-843-2473, or email cornellbirds@cornell.edu.


May
-Sunday, May 4th
The TC3 Fitness Center is hosting the first ever Muddy Panther, a three-mile run complete with mud and other obstacles.

The race will start at 10am in front of the TC3 athletic facility, home to the TC3 Fitness Center. The entire course will be on the TC3 campus in Dryden.

Race registration costs $15 through April 17 and $20 from April 18 through race day. As part of the entry fee, all preregistered racers will receive a moisture-wicking Sport Tech shirt. Race-day entrants will be given shirts while supplies last.

A registration form is available at TC3.edu/Panthers or by calling the TC3 Fitness Center at 607-844-6555.


-Sunday, May 4th
The next meeting of Ithaca-Cortland PFLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbian And Gays, a support group) is being held at 4pm at the Interfaith Center, located at 
7 Calvert St. Cortland, just off the SUNY Cortland campus.

All interested people are welcome to attend. For more information visit pflagithacacortland.com.


-Thursday, April 10th
To those in Middle School, High School, College-age or those young in heart and mind Know Your Complete Story. 

Dr Christie Hanzlik, C.S. will be speaking at 7pm at the Beard Building, located at 9 Main St.

Learn effective ways to pray and to understand how prayer works. A 30 minute talk will be followed by an intermission and a question period and wrap up.

Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Cortland. Child care provided for those under 8 years of age.


-Saturday, May 12th
The 2nd annual Autism Run for Awareness at Argyles Easy Street is taking place. Sign up is from 11am to Noon. They'll leave at Noon and be back by 4:30pm. Either two wheels or four.

They'll also food and an auction. Music by Billy Golicki with Dave Wynn from 5pm to 7pm and Cousin Jake from 8pm to Midnight.

Cost is $10 per person. All proceeds to benefit The Puzzle Solvers Inc. Donations are gladly accepted. Call Shawnie Gilbert at 607-423-4008 for more information.


-Wednesday, May 14th
Family Matter’s of Cortland is hosting a free, family friend yoga session at Parker Elementary School. They are hosting Kim Kelchner, a yoga instructor from Pure and Simply Yoga Studios.  Kim will lead in a 45 minute yoga session (all levels are welcome) that will promptly begin at 5:30pm.  

Dinner will be served directly afterward. 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. 


-Saturday, May 17th
Please support the City of Cortland Fire Department as they do a Fill-the-Boot event for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They will be collecting donations at the intersection of Broadway and Tompkins.  

The city fire department has taken part in many programs for the benefit of the community they serve.  They have secured many federal grants over the past few years that brought over 2.6 million dollars into the city.  This money paid for renovations to the fire station, additional bunkers to be on staff, and they paid for a large portion of the new fire trucks.  Also, these grants completely paid for a program which provided free smoke and CO detectors to single-family residences in the city.  

Please come out and show your support.  Donations for the MDA are also accepted at city fire headquarters on Court Street.


-Saturday, May 24th
The Kettle Lakes 15k and 1.5 mile fun run/walk is at 8am at Song Mountain in Tully.

Cost is $25 until 4/30, $30 until 5/23, $35 race day, or volunteer for free. Finishers medals, ice cream and massages at the finish. 

For more information visit crmcraces.com or call Jarrod Kolodziejczyk @ jkolo72@hotmail.com.

Race to benefit the Cortland Memorial Foundation


-Monday, May 26th
The Columbian Presbyterian Church is hosting its' annual Memorial Day Benefit for LaFayette Outreach from 8am to Noon on the church grounds, located at the intersection of routes 11 & 20 in LaFayette.

LaFayette Outreach is our local food pantry and service-referral agency, and relies exclusively on grants and donations to help feed our neighbors in the area south of Syracuse.

The Benefit consists of a silent auction, plant sale, bake sale, ice cream sundaes, and a free kid's craft area. 100% of the proceeds will be donated directly to LaFayette Outreach.

If you have questions, please contact the church, at 607-677-3293 or cpresbyt@twcny.rr.com .


-Saturday, May 31st
The Cortland County Sheriff’s Department is offering a New York State Safe Boating Course at the Cortland County Regional Training Center, located at 999 State Route 13.

Those wishing to attend this course must pre-register by calling Joyce Smith at the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office at 607-758-5599 Ext. # 7. 

Space is limited for the free one day course that will start at 8am.

Due to a recent change in the NY State Boating Laws, anyone born on or after May 1st 1996 must take the course and earn a safety certificate before they can operate a power boat.

The course which is sponsored by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the State Bureau of Marine and Recreational Vehicles, is being offered locally by the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department. No lunch will be provided, although there will be a lunch break given.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to CPO Paul Knapp, or CPO. Mark Starner at 607-753-3311.
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