August

-Ongoing
Need lunch for your kids? Now through August 24th, Catholic Charities is sponsoring the Summer Lunch Program, providing lunch to any child up to 18 years of age at selected parks around Cortland County. They are still serving at Dexter Park The tennis courts and pavilion are open for use. They serve at the pavilion. The Summer Lunch Program provides a no cost lunch Monday through Friday at 3 locations: Dexter Park, Randall School Park, Suggett Park, the Cortland Salvation Army and Preble Town Park also provide lunches through their summer programs. The Cortland Enlarged City School District prepares and delivers nutritionally balanced kid-friendly meals. For more information call Catholic Charities at 607-756-5992.

-Ongoing
The Caregivers Support Group meets monthly, every 4th Thursday from 3pm to 4pm. (Except November we will meet the 5th Thursday). Open to those who provide care and support for a loved one, friend or neighbor who is 60 or older. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information call the Caregivers Resource Center at 607-753-5060.

-Register
Register by September 14th for The Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District’s 22nd Annual Cortland County River Clean-Up along the many streams, lakes, and ponds in Cortland County. Participants form teams and claim a portion of a stream, pond, or lake from which they remove accumulated trash and debris for a few hours. The trash clean-up will run from 10am until 2pm on September 22nd. Supplies and materials are provided to teams in advance. The event is free and open for all to participate. Clubs, school groups, and families are encouraged to participate. The registration deadline is September 14th, so if you or someone you know is interested in forming team, please contact Barbara Miner at 607 756-5991 for more information.

-Sunday, August 26th
The McGraw Fire Dept. Fire Apparatus & Car / Bike Show is from 9am to 3pm. Early bird breakfast , great food cooked all day free registration for fire apparatus. Vendors, car coral , raffles. Trophies , plaques and more $10 for cars & bikes $15 for vendors. Questions call Ed Greenman 607-836-4263.

September

-Thursday, September 6th
The Annual Bean Picker’s Reunion is at the Red Dragon Restaurant in Cortland. Lunch starts at Noon but plan to arrive a half hour early. The history of Cortland includes stories of hundreds of immigrant and migrant families who worked in the bean fields and/or Halstead or David Harum Canning Companies in the early 1900’s to the 1950’s, come enjoy the sharing of memories and a lunch. There is a $10 fee for lunch. For more information call 607-756-4792.

-Thursday, September 6th
Award winning author and folklorist Dr. Michael E. Bell will be on hand to present “The Vampire’s Grasp in New England” at Heritage Hall in Cincinnatus at 7pm. Have you ever heard of the New England Vampire Panic that took place in the 19th century? If not, never fear. Tickets range from $5 to $35. The Cincinnatus Area Heritage Society and Cortland County Historical Society are co-hosting this event. Purchase tickets by calling 607-756-6071.

-Friday, September 7th
The Lime Hollow Nature Center presents Roger Fulton. He’s an outdoor writer and the author of more than 30 regional trail guidebooks for New York and Florida. The presentation begins at 7pm and is part of the “Friday Night Naturalist” series. This is free and open to the public.

-Saturday, September 8th
Thank God 4 Paws – Dog Festival begins at 1pm at 1731 Route 13, Cortland. It’s the 4th Annual fun, free family day devoted to our 4 footed furry friends. Bring your dog in the funniest costume to win free dog behavior training, or come and adopt one of the many rescues that will be there. Make free paw prints of your dogs or hand prints of your kids. Enjoy music, food, games and free dog bandanas. A special time to say “thanks” for the special bond and friendship God has given to us. For more information email thankgod4paws@gmail.com or find them on Facebook ‘Thank God 4 Paws Festival 2018.’

-Friday, September 21st & Sunday, September 23rd
Quilting for the Seasons – Quilt Show 2018 at the Locke Fairgrounds is presented by the Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Moravia s featuring a beautiful raffle quilt, vendors, quilt turning, demos, much more. The show is on Friday from Noon to 5pm; Saturday  from 10am to 5pm; and on Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Admission is $5. For more information call Show Coordinator Pat Dillon at 315-729-3015.

-Sunday, September 30th
Kettle Lake Speakers Series 2018 Guided Tree Walk & Presentation: Our Forests at Risk. At 1pm they’ll walk approximately 2 miles. It is considered a moderate hike, along the Torbert Trail at Highland Forest. Just off Route 80, in Fabius. At 3pm they’ll  share refreshments and a presentation in the Kenyon Hollow Room of the lodge tion and discussion about our precious woodlands and the risks from invasive pests. Mark Whitmore, Professor at Cornell University in the Department of Natural Resources. All events are free and open to the public.C-OFOKLA is a coalition of lake associations from Crooked, Little York , Song and Tully Lake. Find out more email cofokla@cofokla.org.

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