Seven things to do in the Rome region this week
1. The Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main St., is hosting “A Love Story” Bridal Showcase Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 315-363-8525 for more information. Admission is free and pre-registration will offer a chance to win a reception package for up to 150 people. Pre-register at www.kalletciviccenter.org.
2. The Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., will present the lecture “Uncle Johnny’s Girl: Escapism through Utopian Fantasy” Sunday at 1 p.m. Admission is $7 or free for mansion house members.
3. Artist Rachel Abrams will present the lecture “Distorted Senses of Proportion” at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Information Technology Building room 225 at Mohawk Valley Community College. The lecture will be followed by an opening reception for her exhibit of the same name — an installation of work related to environmental concerns — in the Juergensen Gallery across the hall. Her “Distorted Senses of Proportion” will be on view until May 5. Gallery hours are 1-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
4. Craobh Dugan, the local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, holds a traditional Irish music session on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Stockdale’s, 103 River St. The session is free and open to all musicians who play acoustic traditional instrument such as fiddle, guitar, pennywhistle, accordion, mandolin, and tenor banjo.
5. The Utica Zoo, 1 Utica Zoo Way, is offering two animal-themed paint classes with instructor Jill Rae Vennera of “Easels on the Gogh,” Herkimer. The adult paint class is set for Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $35 to paint a giraffe on a 16”-by-20 “ canvas. Price includes admission to the zoo, coffee, tea and cookies. The family paint class is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $20 to paint a zebra on a 12”-by-12” canvas. Each class is limited to 30. Reservations are required at Zoo Gift Shop or at 315-738-0472.
6. Broadway Utica presents the 2013 Tony Award-winning musical “Pippin” in the Stanley Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets — ranging from $29 to $74 — are available by phone at 315-724-7196, by visiting www.BroadwayUtica.com, or in person at the Broadway Utica offices located in the Brian Gaetano building at 258 Genesee St. For more information, contact Derek Clark, Executive Director Broadway Utica at Derek@BroadwayUtica.com or 315-724-7196.
7. Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., will host its Spring Dinner Dance from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple. To make a reservation, call the senior center at 315-337-8230.