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March

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The Homer Elks Lodge #2506 is sponsoring the 6th Annual March Madness 3K. This race is a great community event and its purpose is to raise money for the Elks National Foundation and the State Major Project: The Home Services Program for United Cerebral Palsy of New York State. This years event is on March 31st. Registration is $15 per person up until March 17th and will be guaranteed a t-shirt. After that date it will be $20 and shirts will be first come, first served. You can register or sign up at homerelks3k.com.

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The YWCA Cortland is starting a session of piano and guitar lessons. Lessons are for ages 5 and up. Classes meet on Fridays. Piano at 4:30 pm and guitar at 5pm. Registration is until February 28. The session will run March 2nd to March 23rd. For more information, contact the YWCA at 753-9651.

-Ongoing
607 Healing Hearts, a group created out of necessity, is a group to help with the understanding and loss that really only a parent can understand from the loss of their child. 607 Healing Hearts is an overdose grief support group for parents and guardians who have lost a child. Please, if this group sounds like what you were looking for, please join. Email at 607healinghearts@gmail.com for more info or simply to let them know you will be planning on joining. This group is anonymous. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 28 N. Main Street, Cortland from 6pm to 8pm.

-Ongoing
Want to raise money for a “not-profit entity”? Sign up for the pancake eating contest at the 48th Annual Central New York Maple Festival, to be held on April 7 & 8. To enter the April 7th contest, held at 9am in the Marathon High School Auditorium, contestants must send a post card or letter to: Pancake Eating Contest, P.O. Box 291, Marathon, NY 13803 stating the name and address of the Not for Profit organization and the contact person, along with the name, address and telephone number of the “pancake eater”. Once an applicant has been accepted, they along with the “not for profit” organization can begin soliciting pledges per pancake or out right donations for the April 7th contest. All money raised goes to the organization.

-Ongoing
CNYSNAP, a non profit organization for cats and dogs are in need of volunteers to pour beer at the SU home games. They can provide a parking pass (must have at least 2 people per car), meal ticket for 3 items and watch the 2nd half for free. Alternate is car pooling. You have to be 18, wear dark pants, long sleeve shirt must be black or blue, dark hat (blue or black no logo other than SU), sneakers or closed shoes. To sign up or get more information Marie Busby at mbusby1@twcny.rr.com.

-Ongoing
Cortland Prevention Resources is holding an interactive course called Parenting Wisely: Teen Version – Ages 10-18, on March 8th, 15th & 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the McEvoy BOCES Conference Building on 1710 NYS Route 13 in Cortland (Behind Main Building). This course is free to the public and dinner will be provided. The course is designed to equip parents and their youth with the tools necessary to engage in difficult family scenarios. There is child care for younger siblings available. To register for this program contact: Linda Barbin at (607) 756-8970 x 256 or email lbarbin@fcscortland.org.

-Sunday, March 4th
The next Ithaca-Cortland PFLAG (Parents,Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Meeting is at 4pm at the Interfaith Center at 7 Calvert Street. All are welcome. For more information visit pflagithacacortland.com.

-Monday, March 5th
The Center for the Arts of Homer, AAUW Cortland and the YWCA are collaborating on a fun event raising money for Child Care Scholarships. This event will be held at the Center for the Arts at 72 South Main St, in Homer and will run from 5pm to 8pm. The event will have social time and heavy appetizers for one hour then fun games will be played with no experience needed to play. There will also be prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and a Cash bar. The cost of admission will be $30. Please RSVP to Sara Earl at sara@cortlandywca.org or  call at 753-9651.

-Thursday, March 8th
Homer Garden Club presents “Women Will Vote! Winning Suffrage in NYS” presented by author of the book by the same title, Karen Pastorello at 7pm in the Homer Fire Dept. Community Building. She is discussing how women in NYS struggled for 60 years to gain the right to vote in 1917. And instrumental in women winning the right to vote across the rest of the U.S. This event is free and open to the public.

-Saturday, March 10th
The Homer Community Blood Drive is 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 for type A-,B-,AB-, and O.  Donors – get good night’s sleep, hydrate, and streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.  Anyone who wishes to donate should call and make an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org Those with appointments are given first priority, but walk-ins are welcome.

-Thursday, March 15th
The Homer Junior High Drama Club ispresenting the Junior High version of Mary Rodger’s beloved fairy tale farce “Once Upon A Mattress.” This family musical will have two performances: A twilight performance at 4:30pm and an evening performance at 7pm. Both will be in the Bonne Auditorium at Homer High School. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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