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Community Events

Friday - Oct 31, 2014

Senior Services Expo

Time: 9:00 am  

Location: Ava Dorfman Center, 305 E. Locust St., Rome, N.Y.

Sponsored by: Ava Dorfman Center

The Ava Dorfman Center will sponsor their annual Senior Services Expo on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Center, 305 E. Locust St. This free event is co-sponsored by Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care, MVCAA, Rome Hospital,United Healthcare,CDPHP, Response 4 Help,Bethany Gardens to name a few. The Expo will be open to the public from 9:00am – 2:00pm, with a wide variety of booths sponsored by public and private organizations and businesses, including licensed Medicare advisors to assist with information and questions, working directly or indirectly with the members of our population who are 50 and over. The day’s events will include food, screenings and a Silent Auction. Also, flu shots will be given by Rome Hospital from 9:00am – 11:30am. All this and more under one roof! For more information please call the Center at 337-8230

For more information: call 337-8230 or email:bbelmont@avadorfmanseniorcenter.com
avadorfmanseniorcenter.com

Monday - Nov 03, 2014

Dining for Dogs and Cats too!

Time: 4:00 pm  

Location: The Back 9, 8752 Turin Rd., Rome

Sponsored by: Humane Society of Rome

Some of you may be wondering, what exactly is "Dining for the Dogs and Cats too" and how exactly does it benefit the Humane Society? When you dine at the restaurant mentioned on the date we are there,they very kindly donate 15% of the proceeds back to us! You are enjoying a night out while helping our shelter at the same time. How can anyone lose with this wonderful fundraiser?

For more information: call 3152254884 or email:fundraising@humanesocietyrome.com

Thursday - Nov 06, 2014

The Airlift Mission

Time: 6:30 pm  

Location: Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., Rome

Sponsored by: Jervis Public Library

In honor of Veterans' Day, local author David Siegenthaler will do a presentation on his book "The Airlift Mission: A Human Interest Story Blended With History of the U.S. Air Force Airlift Mission." Autographed copies of his books will be available for sale.

For more information: call 315-336-4570
www.jervislibrary.org

Saturday - Nov 08, 2014

Fire on Ice II: Benefit Hockey Games in Rome

Time: 3:30 pm   to   10:30 pm

Location: John F. Kennedy Civic Arena, 500 West Embargo Street

Sponsored by: Rome Parks & Recreation and CNY Burn Foundation

FIRE ON ICE II: HOCKEY GAMES IN ROME The Washington, DC Fire Department Hockey Team will be in Rome to play two benefit games against a group of Central New York firefighters, including members of the Utica and Rome FD’s. The games will be hosted by the Burn Foundation of CNY at the John F. Kennedy Civic Arena on Saturday, November 8. Game 1 will feature the Utica & Rome FD vs. the Syracuse FD; 3:30pm start. Game 1 will be followed by a free admission Public Skate with the players (skate rentals available at the arena) from 5pm-6pm. Game 2 will pit the CNY Flame vs. the Washington DCFD; 6:30pm start. Chinese, Silent Auctions, and Raffles too! Tickets for the event are $5 and include both games and the free admission Public Skate. All proceeds from the game will benefit the Burn Foundation of CNY. Tickets are now available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the City of Rome Recreation Office Suite 2D, 2nd Floor, Rome City Hall.

For more information: call 315-339-7654 or email:rhickey@romecitygov.com
romenewyork.com

Saturday - Nov 08, 2014

Olney's Holiday Open House

Time: 8:00 am  

Location: Olney's Flowers, Black River Blvd, Rome

Sponsored by: Olney's Flowers

Please limit input to 1000 characters.housands of new ornaments. Different styles of artificial trees. Each decorated tree has a different holiday theme, i.e. An Old-Fashioned Christmas, The Nutcracker Ballet, Winter in the Adirondacks, Kiss-Me-I'm-Irish, Patience Brewster ornaments, Personalized ornaments based on job/sport/or hobby, Baby's First Christmas, and more! Holiday decorating ideas, home décor, seasonal tableware, bowls, platters and outdoor flag designs. Fresh holiday fragrances, Christmas stockings, Plush toys, Lang Christmas cards plus seasonal silk wreaths, swags, garlands, silk arrangements – all crafted by Olney's. Great non-holiday gifts include: local town signs, wine glasses, Suzy Toronto giftware, stylish purses, locally hand-crafted jewelry, colorful art glass, handmade chocolates, miniature/fairy gardening supplies, and more! Complimentary refreshments, in-store discounts, giveaways, and door prizes! No purchase necessary to register to win. For more information, contact Will Olney at 315-339-

For more information: call 315-339-6000 or email:will@olneysflowers.com
www.olneysflowers.com

Sunday - Nov 09, 2014

Olney's Open HOuse

Time: 8:30 am  

Location: Olney's Flowers, Black River Blvd, Rome

Sponsored by: Olney's Flowers

Please limit input to 1000 characters.housands of new ornaments. Different styles of artificial trees. Each decorated tree has a different holiday theme, i.e. An Old-Fashioned Christmas, The Nutcracker Ballet, Winter in the Adirondacks, Kiss-Me-I'm-Irish, Patience Brewster ornaments, Personalized ornaments based on job/sport/or hobby, Baby's First Christmas, and more! Holiday decorating ideas, home décor, seasonal tableware, bowls, platters and outdoor flag designs. Fresh holiday fragrances, Christmas stockings, Plush toys, Lang Christmas cards plus seasonal silk wreaths, swags, garlands, silk arrangements – all crafted by Olney's. Great non-holiday gifts include: local town signs, wine glasses, Suzy Toronto giftware, stylish purses, locally hand-crafted jewelry, colorful art glass, handmade chocolates, miniature/fairy gardening supplies, and more! Complimentary refreshments, in-store discounts, giveaways, and door prizes! No purchase necessary to register to win. For more information, contact Will Olney at 315-339-

For more information: call 315-339-6000 or email:will@olneysflowers.com
olneysflowers.com

Wednesday - Nov 12, 2014

Cyber Security Metrics Workshop

Time: 8:00 am  

Location: Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome

Sponsored by: Quanterion Solutions Incorporated

The Cyber Security Metrics Workshop is a one-day review of current trends in policy, tools and techniques of interest to managers and Cyber Security professionals useful in measuring ones cyber security vulnerability. The workshop provides an overview of the current state of understanding of what is presently available and will focus on what research needs to be done to develop robust and easy to use techniques to assess and monitor cyber preparedness and vulnerability. The workshop will feature technical papers, a mid-day panel of experts, and participants from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/Rome). Please attend in person at the Griffiss Institute or log on to https://www.thecsiac.com/ for a wide-ranging discussion of areas of interest regarding Cyber Security Metrics.

For more information: call 315-351-4231
https://www.thecsiac.com/

Wednesday - Nov 12, 2014

Roman Orators Toastmasters Club - 10th Anniversary

Time: 5:00 pm  

Location: Teddy’s Restaurant, 851 Black River Boulevard, Rome

Sponsored by: Roman Orators Toastmasters Club

Roman Orators Toastmasters will mark its 10th anniversary as a Club in November 2014. In honor of the occasion, an Open House will be held from 5 – 7 PM on November 12th at Teddy’s Restaurant. Members of the public are invited to come learn more about Toastmasters. Since 1994, the club has been dedicated to helping people become better speakers and leaders. The event will start at 5 PM with an opportunity to meet, greet, and network. At 6 PM, there will be a short program where some of the club’s notable members will be honored for their achievements, and who will share how Toastmasters has helped them in life and career. Finger foods are provided and the recommended donation is $5, which will be deducted from your membership fee if you decide to join. Cash bar is available.

For more information: call 330-4710 or email:contact-715396@toastmastersclubs.org
http://romanorators.toastmastersclubs.org/

Friday - Nov 14, 2014

Wine and Whiskers

Time: 6:30 pm  

Location: Delta Lake Inn, 8524 Fish Hatchery Rd, Rome

Sponsored by: Humane Society of Rome

Please Join us for a wine pairing event along with silent auction.There will be food stations with samples of specialty wines,Cash Bar,and silent auction. Advanced tickets are $30, and $35 at the door. You can purchase tickets at the shelter, online at http://www.humanesocietyrome.com/store/ or by calling the shelter. Questions, or for more information call Theresa 315-225-4884.

For more information: call 315-225-4884 or email:fundraising@humanesocietyrome.com
http://www.humanesocietyrome.com/store/

Friday - Nov 14, 2014

James Bond Classics: "Live and Let Die"

Time: 7:00 pm   to   9:30 pm

Location: Rome Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome

Sponsored by: Rome Capitol Theatre

Roger Moore stars as Agent 007 in "Live & Let Die," in which Bond is sent to New Orleans to track down a narcotics magnate (Yaphet Kotto). Also starring Jane Seymour. Adults $6, Capitol Friends $5, children $2. (Also screening Oct. 15 at 2:30 & 7 pm.)

For more information: call 3153376453 or email:romecapitol@aol.com
www.romecapitol.com

Friday - Nov 14, 2014

James Bond Classic: "Live and Let Die"

Time: 7:00 pm   to   9:15 pm

Location: Rome Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome

Sponsored by: Rome Capitol Theatre

Roger Moore is Agent 007 in this 1973 classic, in which Bond is sent to New Orleans to track down a narcotics magnate. Also starring Jane Seymour and Yaphet Kotto; directed by Guy Hamilton. 35mm film print from MGM/UA. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for Capitol Friends, and $2 for children 12 and under. (Rated PG.)

For more information: call 3153376453 or email:romecapitol@aol.com
www.romecapitol.com

Saturday - Nov 15, 2014

Rome Hospital Foundation Annual Gala

Time: 6:00 pm  

Location: Oneida Ballroom, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona

Sponsored by: Rome Hospital Foundation

The Annual Gala is Rome Hospital Foundation’s cornerstone event. Close to 400 guests attend the event and enjoy an evening of elegance. The event features delicious food and a silent auction filled with fabulous, unique items. Live entertainment will be provided by Nik and the Nice Guys. Please contact Rome Hospital Foundation for more information at 315.338.7181 or visit http://www.romehospital.org/Foundation_Ball.aspx

For more information: call 315.338.7181
http://www.romehospital.org/Foundation_Ball.aspx

Saturday - Nov 15, 2014

Holiday Bazaar

Time: 9:00 am  

Location: Ava Dorfman Center, 305 E. Locust St., Rome, N.Y.

Sponsored by: Ava Dorfman Center

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, the Ava Dorfman Center will host our Annual Holiday Bazaar from 9:00am - 4:00pm, at the Center, 305 E. Locust St. in Rome. There will be many different vendors, food and raffles! Come and start or finish your Holiday shopping with us!

For more information: call 337-8230 or email:bbelmont@avadorfmanseniorcenter.com
avadorfmanseniorcenter.com

Saturday - Nov 15, 2014

"Mushroom Circus" @ the Kallet in Oneida

Time: 7:15 pm  

Location: Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main Street, Oneida NY

Sponsored by: Kallet Civic Center

Fundraising Concert event featuring the Industrial psychedelic music of the Mushroom Circus. Doors open at 6pm. $10 tickets available at the door. Only 300 seats available. Please dress like a hippy for this event. It's 1972 in Oneida on Nov 15. Bring the kids and grand kids, it's an old fashioned happening.

For more information: call 315.415.2163 or email:NationalConcerts@aol.com
More info: 315.415.2163

Saturday - Nov 15, 2014

James Bond Classics: "Live and Let Die"

Time: 7:00 pm   to   9:30 pm

Location: Rome Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome

Sponsored by: Rome Capitol Theatre

Roger Moore stars as Agent 007 in "Live & Let Die," in which Bond is sent to New Orleans to track down a narcotics magnate (Yaphet Kotto). Also starring Jane Seymour. Adults $6, Capitol Friends $5, children $2. (Also screening Oct. 15 at 2:30 & 7 pm.)

For more information: call 3153376453 or email:romecapitol@aol.com
www.romecapitol.com

Saturday - Nov 15, 2014

James Bond Classic: "Live and Let Die"

Time: 7:00 pm   to   9:15 pm

Location: Rome Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome

Sponsored by: Rome Capitol Theatre

Roger Moore is Agent 007 in this 1973 classic, in which Bond is sent to New Orleans to track down a narcotics magnate. Also starring Jane Seymour and Yaphet Kotto; directed by Guy Hamilton. 35mm film print from MGM/UA. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for Capitol Friends, and $2 for children 12 and under. (Rated PG.)

For more information: call 3153376453 or email:romecapitol@aol.com
www.romecapitol.com

Saturday - Nov 15, 2014

James Bond Classic: "Live and Let Die"

Time: 2:30 pm   to   4:45 pm

Location: Rome Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome

Sponsored by: Rome Capitol Theatre

Roger Moore is Agent 007 in this 1973 classic, in which Bond is sent to New Orleans to track down a narcotics magnate. Also starring Jane Seymour and Yaphet Kotto; directed by Guy Hamilton. 35mm film print from MGM/UA. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for Capitol Friends, and $2 for children 12 and under. (Rated PG.)

For more information: call 3153376453 or email:romecapitol@aol.com
www.romecapitol.com

Saturday - Nov 15, 2014

James Bond Classics: "Live and Let Die"

Time: 2:30 pm  

Location: Rome Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome

Sponsored by: Rome Capitol Theatre

Roger Moore stars as Agent 007 in "Live & Let Die," in which Bond is sent to New Orleans to track down a narcotics magnate (Yaphet Kotto). Also starring Jane Seymour. Adults $6, Capitol Friends $5, children $2. (Also screening Oct. 15 at 2:30 & 7 pm.)

For more information: call 3153376453 or email:romecapitol@aol.com
www.romecapitol.com

Sunday - Nov 16, 2014

Rome-Area CROP Hunger Walk Awards Ceremony

Time: 3:00 pm  

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 108 West Court Street, Rome

Sponsored by: CROP Hunger Walk Committee

2014 Awards Ceremony with Honorary Chair, Vicki Gillen of Bailey's Karate School - Poster Contest Prize Winners & More - Refreshments!

For more information: call 3153361380 or email:fpresbyt@twcny.rr.com

Saturday - Nov 22, 2014

CNY Traveling Trunk Show

Time: 11:00 am  

Location: Jervis Public Library, 613 N Washington St, Rome

Sponsored by: Friends of the Library

A smaller-scale holiday craft fair encouraging residents to shop local and support their local library!

For more information: call (315) 336-4570 or email:cnytraveltrunk@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/cnytravelingtrunk

Sunday - Nov 23, 2014

Rome Free Academy JROTC Basket Raffle

Time: 1:00 pm  

Location: Rome Free Academy, 95 Dart Circle, rome

Sponsored by: Rome Free Academy Junior ROTC

basket raffle to benefit the cadets of RFA AF JROTC

For more information: call 3155076314

Friday - Dec 05, 2014

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Time: 6:00 pm  

Location: Intersection of Court and James Streets

Sponsored by: City of Rome Recreation Department

Help Santa and Mrs. Claus light Rome’s Christmas tree on Wednesday, December 3rd at the Veteran’s/Gansevoort parks on Court & James Street. Thanks to Joe Fazio Auto Sales and the Bobby Page Foundation sponsorships, the evening’s activities start at 6:00pm-8:00pm with free wagon rides, the Trinkaus Village display, free bike give aways by Ron Crever and Bikes for Kids, food, fireworks, and live music/entertainment. Come visit, make some wishes, and take a picture with Santa inside the Rome Historical Society. The Fireworks are to begin at 7:05pm. Only severely inclement weather will postpone the event, which has no rain date.

For more information: call 315-339-7654
romenewyork.com

Wednesday - Dec 10, 2014

Document Management Lunch & Learn

Time: 12:00 pm  

Location: Human Technologies, 2260 Dwyer Ave, Utica, NY

Sponsored by: Human Technologies

Join us at 12:00 PM on December 10th at Human Technologies, 2260 Dwyer Ave in Utica for a discussion about document conversion and management. We will look at various options, trends and solutions and separate myth from fact. Lunch will be provided by our Sunrise Café. Please RSVP to waltl@htcorp.net no later than November 24, 2014. We hope to see here.

For more information: call 315-724-9891 or email:waltl@htcorp.net
www.htcorp.net

Saturday - Dec 13, 2014

Wreaths Across America Day at the Rome, Evergreen

Time: 12:00 pm  

Location: The Rome, Evergreen and Westernville Presbyterian Cemeteries, Rome, Stokes and Westernville, NY

Sponsored by: Greater Rome Utica Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America

In conjunction with the National Wreaths Across America Organization, remembrance wreaths will be placed on veteran graves at three local cemeteries. At 12 noon a ceremony will take place at each cemetery where wreaths will be placed at the entrances for our military services followed by the placing of wreaths on veteran graves throughout the cemeteries.Rome area businesses are encouraged to sponsor wreaths for the general public to place.If you want to sponsor wreaths you can go to wreathsacrossamerica.org, click on the Sponsor Locally tab. On this page enter NY0004P in the "Find the Fundraising Group" box. Then choose the cemetery you wish to support.Help is also needed in the organization of the events and the ceremonies. Information on any soldier's accomplishments can be provided for inclusion in the brochures made for each ceremony. To volunteer contact Bob Haley at 315-336-4220 or lakeeffect2@verizon.net.Come out and remember our vets

For more information: call 315-336-4220 or email:lakeeffect2@verizon.net
wreathsacrossamerica.org

Friday - Dec 19, 2014

Capitol Classics: "It's a Wonderful Life"

Time: 7:00 pm   to   9:30 pm

Location: Rome Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome

Sponsored by: Rome Capitol Theatre

James Stewart stars in Frank Capra's all-time holiday favorite about a man who is given the chance to see what life would be like if he had never been born. This 1946 film also stars Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi, & Ward Bond. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for Capitol Friends, and $2 for children 12 & under. Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol Box Office and on-line at www.romecapitol.com. (Additional screenings on 12/20 at 2:30 & 7 pm.)

For more information: call 3153376453 or email:romecapitol@aol.com
www.romecapitol.com

Saturday - Dec 20, 2014

Capitol Classics: "It's a Wonderful Life"

Time: 2:30 pm  

Location: Rome Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome

Sponsored by: Rome Capitol Theatre

James Stewart stars in Frank Capra's all-time holiday favorite about a man who is given the chance to see what life would be like if he had never been born. This 1946 film also stars Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi, & Ward Bond. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for Capitol Friends, and $2 for children 12 & under. Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol Box Office and on-line at www.romecapitol.com. (Additional screening on 12/20 at 7 pm.)

For more information: call 3153376453 or email:romecapitol@aol.com
www.romecapitol.com

Saturday - Dec 20, 2014

Capitol Classics: "It's a Wonderful Life"

Time: 7:00 pm   to   9:30 pm

Location: Rome Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome

Sponsored by: Rome Capitol Theatre

James Stewart stars in Frank Capra's all-time holiday favorite about a man who is given the chance to see what life would be like if he had never been born. This 1946 film also stars Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi, & Ward Bond. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for Capitol Friends, and $2 for children 12 & under. Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol Box Office and on-line at www.romecapitol.com.

For more information: call 3153376453 or email:romecapitol@aol.com
www.romecapitol.com

Saturday - Apr 04, 2015

The "Don Connelly Determination Award"

Time: 6:30 pm   to   10:30 pm

Location: Vernon Downs Hotel & Casino, 4229 Stuhlman Rd, Vernon, NY 13476

Sponsored by: YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley

The "Don Connelly Determination Award" and "Breaking Barriers Award" recognizing members of the Y who have overcome disabilities, challenges and obstacles to succeed. Gig Rowland Raffle winners will also be announced.

For more information: call (315) 363-7788 or email:jcossette@ymcatrivalley.org
www.ymcatrivalley.org

Saturday - Jul 18, 2015

Frank DiChristina Memorial Walk

Time: 9:00 am  

Location: Oneida Family Y, 701 Seneca St, Oneida

Sponsored by: YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley

This 5K walk is designed to raise awareness of the YMCA mission and programs that Frank so strongly believed in. All funds raised will support the Y's annual Heroes Campaign to provide scholarships to children and families who are unable to afford Y services.

For more information: call (315) 363-7788 or email:jcossette@ymcatrivalley.org
www.ymcatrivalley.org

Saturday - Aug 22, 2015

Voices For Christ Crusade

Time: 10:00 am  

Location: Rome City Hall - Griffo Park, 198 North Washington Street, Rome

Sponsored by: Mt Calvary Baptist w/ Rome & Utica Area Churches

FREE ADMISSION for ALL AGES: ‘Voices for Christ City Wide Crusade 2015’ celebrates “Honor America Days” on Saturday, August 22 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Griffo Park at Rome City Hall. Fun, food, laughter, gospel music, games & prizes, the proclaiming of “God’s Holy Word”, free bookbags for participants while supplies last, etc. Sponsored by Rome-Utica Churches and hosted by Pastor Tommy Ray Jackson, Sr., VFCC Chairman, c/o Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 203 Erie Blvd East, Rome, NY 13440. Contact Sis. Gwen Evans at(617)320-7939 for information.

For more information: call (617) 320-7939 or email:vfcc2009@yahoo.com

Wednesday - Sep 09, 2015

Frank Martinelli Corporate Cup Golf Tournament

Time: 11:30 am  

Location: Kanon Valley Country Club, 8623 Lake Rd, Oneida, NY 13421

Sponsored by: YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley

Our annual golf tournament honors the memory of Frank Martinelli and raises awaresness and funds to support our Annual Heroes Campaign to provide children and families with access to Y programs and services.

For more information: call (315) 363-7788 or email:jcossette@ymcatrivalley.org
www.ymcatrivalley.org

For additions/corrections to your event after it is posted, do NOT create a new entry for the event. Email the Chamber at info@RomeChamber.com with the corrections, and we will make changes to the original entry.