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April

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The Cortland YMCA and Borg Warner kick off their 2018 Race Series at the YMCA with the Spring Run 5K. The course is a flat, and runs through residential and commercial areas of the city, starting and ending at the YMCA. Registration is ongoing online at cortlandymca.org through Elite-feats, and at the YMCA on 22 Tompkins St. in Cortland. Discounts offered for those signing up for all races, and for per-registering by April 20th.

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Cortland Area Communities that Care (CACTC) is seeking exemplary and noteworthy young people for the 2018 Cortland County 20 Under 20 Awards, formally known as Youth of the Year Awards. Nominees must reside in Cortland County and should be no older than 20 years old. Nominees should exhibit leadership, personal accomplishments or significant contributions in ALL of the following areas: Community, Involvement, School Involvement, Character, Personal Accomplishments. We will recognize up to 20 youth during a special ceremony on Wednesday, May 9 at the Cortland Repertory Theatre. To nominate a youth, please complete this nomination form by April 25, 2018. A PDF form and the link to the online form are also available at cortlandareactc.org/20under20.

-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
The Crown City Toastmasters Club is now meeting on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings of every month from 6:15pm to 7:45pm at the Cortland Free Library. Toastmasters is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to public speaking and leadership. Mentoring sessions are will also be held on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursday evenings of every month. The meeting are free to attend if you have any questions contact Roger Morehouse at rlmorehouse@outlook.com.

-Ongoing
The Caregivers Support Group meets monthly, every 4th Thursday. Open to those who provide care and support for a loved one, friend or neighbor who is 60 or older. We meet at the Cortland Regional Medical Center in the Basement, Conference Room B, from 3pm to 4 pm. Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsored by the Cortland County Area Agency on Aging. For more information call the Caregivers Resource Center at 607 753-5060.

-Friday, April 20th
The McLean Community Church is having a Country Style Pork Rib Dinner from 4:30 until gone on 50 Church St. in McLean. There will be Country style pork ribs, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, tossed salad, roll, beverage, and homemade cake. The prices are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12, and kids 5 and under are free. Take outs available.

-Saturday, April 21st
The Cortland County Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The free, day-long event features activities such as Koei-Kan Karate demonstration and activities, gymnastics demonstrations, and much more.

-Saturday, April 21st
The Child Development Council is holding their yearly event from 10am to 1pm to help celebrate ‘The Week of the Young Child.’ The Child Development Council will host over 20 community agencies offering hands on activities and information for young children and their families, and much more. This event is free to attend and will be held at the Cortland Grange Auditorium at 100 Grange Pl. in Cortland. Call 607-753-0106 for more information.

-Saturday, April 21st
The CNY Living History Center is holding their 1st Annual Trunk Sale, Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles  from 9am to 4pm. The CNY Living History Center is located on 4386 US Route 11 in Cortland. Vendors are welcome to bring your creations to sell or just show off! Visit our website to see the vendor application cnylivinghistory.org. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the CNY Living History Center at 607-299-4185.

-Tuesday, April 24th
Join Finger Lakes Library System Continuing Education and Outreach Librarian Jenny Shonk for an introduction to HeritageQuest, an online database perfect for genealogists at the Cortland County Historical Society on 25 Homer Avenue in Cortland. The informational introduction starts a 7pm. This resource is free through your local library. For more informtaion you will find it on their Facebook page: facebook.com/events/156489998398821

-Thursday, April 26th
The Cortland County Area Agency on Aging is providing information about programs available to Cortland County residents 60 years of age and older at the Cortland-Chenango Rural Services on 704 Lower Cincinnatus Rd. in Cincinnatus. This informational meeting will begin at 10am and is completely free to attend.

-Saturday, April 28
The Cortland Rural Cemetery will hold its 6th annual “Cemetery Sweep-out Day” from 8am to noon (rain or shine) at CRC on 110 Tompkins Street in Cortland. The event will marshal the energy, enthusiasm, and goodwill of volunteers from the community toward cleaning up the 44-acre, non-profit cemetery in time for the observance of Memorial Day and to give the institution’s ground-staff a head start on the 2018 season. Light refreshments will be served. It is completely free to attend.

-Saturday, April 28th
The Truxton Community Center is holding a Barn Dance for the whole family at the Truxton Community Center on 6339 Academy St. in Truxton. Dinner will be served at 6pm and dance from 7 to 9pm. Square dance callers Keith and Jeannie will be there, as well as Harter Live music provided by The Fivwheels and Bluegrass and old time music will also be played. Admission is $3 per person, $10 per family. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Truxton Community Center at truxtoncommunitycenter@gmail.com.

-Sunday, April 29th
The American Legion Post 465 Family is holding a Breakfast Buffet from 8am to 11am at their location on 63 South Main St. in Homer. Family friendly prices also with veteran and senior discounts available. Omelets available. Proceeds from the breakfast are used toward the many Veteran and Community Service Projects of the American Legion Family.

-Sunday, April 29th
A Community Benefit for Shawn, Tabitha, and Tristan Scoville will be held at the Cincinnatus Fire Station on 5227 Telephone Rd. in Cincinnatus from Noon to 6pm. Cost of admission is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. This includes 3 drink tickets, food, and admission to see the bands. Bands include Raised on Radio, Stomp Box Willy, The Benefit Band, and Kenny T & the Wildfires.

May

-Thursday, May 3rd
The Homer Senior Center is having a presentation titled, “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls” which can help older adults improve their quality of life and remain more independent. This presentation is being held in the Homer Town Hall on the Lower Level, located at 31 North Main St. in Homer. Please be sure to enter through the back. The presentation begins at 2:15pm and goes to 4:15pm,. Its free to attend but people are encouraged to make donations of $10. If you have any questions please feel free call 607-753-5060.

-Saturday, May 5th
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 please be sure to 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.

-Saturday, May 12th
The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office is offering a New York State Safe Boating Course at 8am at the Cortland County Regional Training Center, located at 999 NYS RT 13, Cortlandville, NY. Those wishing to attend this course must register in advance by calling Joyce Smith at 607-753-5396. The training center is located behind the Cortlandville Fire Station. Space is limited for the free one day course. NYS law requires anyone born on or after May 1st, 1996 to take the course and earn a safety certificate before they can operate a power boat or personal watercraft (i.e Jet Ski). Any questions or concerns may be directed to Sgt. Paul Knapp 607-758-5540 or Sgt. Michael Winchell 607-758-5537.

-Wednesday, May 16th
Cortland Community Foundations President, Tom Gallagher is going to discuss the formation of the Foundation & the impact it has had on the Cortland community starting at 12pm at 25 Homer Avenue in Cortland. Tom will also be sharing information on how individuals can participate with the Foundation through different Trust & Legacy programs. Bring your own lunch if you wish. Dessert and beverages are being provided. The event is free and open to the public.

-Monday, May 28th
The Columbian Presbyterian Church, corner of RT 11 & 20 in LaFayette, is hosting its’ annual Memorial Day Benefit for LaFayette Outreach from 8 to noon. All of the proceeds will be donated directly to LaFayette Outreach, which is our local food pantry and service-referral agency. The event consists of a silent auction, bake sale, plant sale, “Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Sundaes,” and a free kids’ craft area. If you have and questions or want to donate please call 315-677-3293, or send an email to cpresbyt@twcny.rr.com.

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