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October

-Sign up
Signups for Girls Recreational Basketball, grades K through 6, are online at villageofhomer.recdesk.com/Community/Member/Login. You can also sign your child up at the Recreation Office at 53 South Main Street or contact Roger Sager at 745-5911 or rogsager@aol.com. The cost is $35 for Village and Town Residents or Cortlandville Residents. It’s $45 for all other residents. Players will receive shorts and a jersey. Grades K thru 3 start the week of January 1st and end the week of February 26. Grades 4 thru 6 start the week of October 30th and end the week of February 26. Coaches of all levels are needed.

-Sign up
Spirits in the Castle Returns to the 1890 House Museum on October 20th and 21st. Examine death & mourning in the late 19th century. Learn about superstitions, funeral customs, and the true story of the death of Chester Wickwire. Explore the Wickwire Residence by candlelight and seek out the spirits of the castle yourself. Tours run at 7 & 9:30 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance. They are $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members. Event is restricted to those aged 14 & older. All those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no discounted prices for children. Places are limited and fill up quickly. To reserve your space for either evening please visit our website at the1890house.org/events, call 607-756-7551 or email info@the1890house.org.

-Sign up
The Chili Cook off and Apple Pie Contest at the Dryden Community Center Café is just around the corner! Apple Pie registrations can be turned in as late as the day of the event with your pie on October 28, or you may drop off your registration on October 25th. Information and registration forms are available at the café.  Whether or not you plan to compete in the contests, you will want to attend the event, sample some tasty chilis, and enjoy some delicious fun!

-Sign up
Catholic Charities of Cortland Annual Holiday Basket applications will be available Wednesday, November 1st through Thursday, November 30th, for Cortland County families only. Sign up at the main office at 33-35 Central Avenue. Proof of residency required. Applications accepted Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Please note that the office is closed from noon to 1pm.

-Ongoing
Cortland County Farmers Markets are Saturday mornings in Cortland (On Main Street, 8am to 2pm. In Cincinnatus at Rural Services from 9am to Noon. In Homer on the Village Green, 9am to 1pm and Virgil at the Four Corners, 9am to Noon. Cortland also has one Tuesday from 8am to 2pm and Homer has one Wednesday evening 4:30pm to 7pm.

-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 YWCA Cortland is soon be starting a session of music and dance classes. Sign up for piano and guitar lessons. These classes are on Fridays and will be from October 27 to November 17. The YWCA also offers a variety of dance classes. Choose from Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. Dance classes are for ages 4 and up. Also check out Cardio Jazz Hip Hop for teens and adults. The next dance session runs October 23 to December 6. For more information, contact the YWCA at 753-9651.

-Ongoing
Cortland High Theater is presenting ‘The Secret Garden’ as their 2017 fall musical. Performances will begin at 7:30pm in Cortland High School’s auditorium on Thursday, November 16th, Friday, November 17th, and Saturday, November 18th. $6 pre-sale tickets can be purchased online at cortlandhightheatre.yapsody.com. Tickets are also available at the door for $8.

-Tuesday, October 17th
The Cortland County Board of Health is meeting at 4pm. It’s in Room 304 of the Cortland County Office Building on 60 Central Ave.

-Thursday, October 19th
The Cortland Senior Center is having an open house at the Cortland County Community Office Building Room B40 from 10am to noon. Come and tour the fabulous Center and get your questions answered about the Center and lunch programs. There will be Wii Bowling, darts, shuffleboard, cards, and Billiards. If you have any questions contact the Center at 607-753-5166 or email them at ccaaa@cortland-co.org  or visit cortland-co.org.

-Friday, October 20th
Dress down day is Friday, October 20th. Get your shirt from the Red Cross for their “Sound the Alarm” campaign. Sound the Alarm about home fire safety to save lives. They have shirts that you can get and wear on dress down day Friday October 20th to show your support. Join them Saturday October 21st at 9:30 and help them as they visit neighborhoods and Cincinnatus. For more info and to RSVP, call Annette Cappellino 315-234- 2250.

-Friday, October 20th
The Dryden Community Cafe is having a open mic night from 7pm to 9pm. This event is always the Third Friday of every month.  Music, comedy, dance, anything is welcome.

-Saturday, October 21st
The Cancer Resource Center’s 23rd Annual Walkathon & 5K Run in Ithaca’s Cass Park begins at 10am. This annual event is a community-wide fundraiser designed to help the Cancer Resource Center provide support and assistance to families and individuals who have been affected by cancer. One hundred percent of all funds raised remain here in our community. Registration opens at 9am. There will be Zumba, live entertainment, prizes and a pancake breakfast. Online registration is available at gvgb.co/WalkRun2017.

-Sunday, October 22nd
The Arts at Grace continues its 14th season with A Musical Fairy-tale, a family-friendly concert given by the chamber ensemble Music’s Recreation at 3pm at Grace and Holy Spirit Church on 13 Court Street in Cortland. A post concert reception for audience members and artists is scheduled. There is no charge for admission. Children are especially welcome.

-Sunday, October 22nd
The American Legion Family will be holding a Breakfast Buffet from 7:30 to 11am at the Post Home at 63 S. Main St. Homer NY. Veteran and Senior discounts available and children 4 and under are free.  Omelets are available upon request.  The Breakfast is open to the public.  Proceeds to be used for the many Veteran and Community Service Projects of the American Legion Family.

-Sunday, October 29th
The YWCA Cortland at 14 Clayton Ave is running a Red Cross Lifeguard Challenge from 8am to 4pm. The Lifeguard Challenge will include a Professional CPR Challenge. There is also the option of re certifying in CPR only. The CPR Challenge will take place from 10am to 2pm. Register for the challenge today. Participants in the lifeguard challenge must bring a pocket mask and pass a prerequisite skills test the morning of the exam. For more information please contact the YWCA at (607) 753-9651.

-Sunday, October 29th
Homer Center for the Arts on 72 S Main St in Homer will have four extraordinary artists in one beautiful location from 1pm to 5pm. Eli Thomas, Onondaga Nation wisdom keeper and watercolor artist, Mary Gail Perkins, a Upstate Freshwater Institute Lab Technician and photographer, Jenn Gandee owner of Gandee Gallery and local ceramicist, and also Mary Giehl, a mixed media artist. It is open to the public and free but donations of $2 – $5 are suggested and appreciated. Displays continue thru Friday 11/03.

November

-Wednesday, November 1st
Join The Tompkins County History Center at 6:30pm for a movie screening and discussion of “Iron Jawed Angels” at Cinemapolis. The discussion will be facilitated by Cyndy Scheibe from the Ithaca College’s Project Look Sharp. Admission free, with a $5 donation graciously accepted.

-Wednesday, November 1st
Family Matters is hosting a free family fun event at CHS at 5:30pm. There will be a dinner for families followed by a speaker event at 6pm. This fun, Family night is for families with youth 11-14 years old. Family Matters is a way to practice proactive parenting giving families the power and freedom to build strong, lasting relationships. Programs includes a meal, emphasis on family quality time, positive messaging.

-Sunday, November 5th
The Cortland Old Timers Band 50th anniversary concert begins at 3pm at Grace Christian Fellowship on Fisher Avenue. The celebratory concert will feature Col. Arnold Gabriel, retired conductor of the US Air Force Band;  Dale Underwood, retired saxophonist of the US navy band;  Dr. Sam Forcucci  and Ms. Donna Yacavone, former conductors of the Old Timers Band;  and Ed O ‘Rourke, current Old Timers Band conductor.

-Wednesday, November 8th
The St. Margaret’s Annual Harvest Dinner is being held at St. Margaret’s Parish Hall. Seating will be at 5pm and 6:15pm. Take-outs will be available, the pick up will be promptly at 4:45pm. Advance Sale Tickets are only going until October 31. They are available for purchase after weekend masses. You can also contact Lynn Korsan at 662-4405. Adults will be $12, children 4-12 are $6, and kids 3 and under are free.

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