Seven things to do in the Rome region this week
1. Craobh Dugan, the local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, will be holding a traditional Irish music session on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Session will be held at the Stockdale’s, located at 103 River St., and is held on the third Tuesday of every month. The Session is free and open to all musicians who play acoustic traditional instrument such as fiddle, guitar, pennywhistle, accordion, mandolin, and tenor banjo. Spectators are encouraged to come to listen and enjoy an evening of traditional music.
2. An Ancestor Day will be offered in the Town of Croghan Historian’s Office, 9882 State Route 126, Beaver Falls, Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The town of Croghan Historians office will be open to help with you with your research needs. There will be lessons on how to find your roots in the Township of Croghan. Did your ancestors own a business, live or work here? Bring your computer if you have it and a list of ancestors you want to know more about. If you don’t have a computer that’s OK. For more information call The Town of Croghan Historian at 315-346-1212 extension 4.
3. A reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday will open new exhibits in the Rome Art and Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St. The exhibits are available for viewing from April 20 through May 24 Tuesdays – Thursdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and by appointment by calling 315-336-1040.
4. Barneveld locals Rick Boxall and Matt Kochan are are welcoming Cathie Timian as a new co-host of the monthly open Open Mic session at historic Unity Hall, 101 Vanderkemp Ave., on Thursday at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and performers asked to sign up when they arrive. Each performance is limited to three songs or 12 minutes. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. All are welcome to attend.
5. Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., will host its next Lunch and Learn series Thursday at 1 p.m. The program will feature a presentation by Leo Maloney, photographer and lecturer, on his adventures in Alaska. Cost is $6 or $5 for center members. Reservations are due by Monday, April 17. To sign up, call the center at 315-337-8230. On the menu will be tuna melt, tomato soup, dessert and tea or coffee.
6. The Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., will host a double-billing in the Arts Café on Thursday at 8 p.m. featuring Heather Maloney and the Sea the Sea. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 EOH members, and $10 students/youth under 18. To purchase tickets, call 315-691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.
7. Madison County will celebrate National County Government Month on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the county landfill, 6663 Buyea Road, Town of Lincoln. Admission is free. This year’s theme is “Brilliant Ideas at Work,” and the county will showcase innovations being used by the county to improve the lives of its residents. These include the solar panel array, a gas-to-energy facility and Johnson Brothers Lumber drying kiln.