Seven things to do in the Rome region this week
1. Stanwix Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 6580 Bartlett Road, will hold its Mothers’ Day dinner at 11:30 a.m. Sunday until sold out. The menu is ham, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, cole slaw, green beans, rolls, cranberry sauce, apple sauce, beverage and dessert. The price is $12 for adults and $6 for children age 5-12, with children under 5 eating for free.
2. Holland Patent Free Library, 9590 Main St. (Route 365) is having its Spring Book Sale Monday through Saturday. Books will cost $3 per bag. The library is open Monday and Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (315) 865-5034.
3. The Mohawk Valley Christian Women’s Club invites you to join us for our monthly meeting entitled, “A Woman’s Day Luncheon” on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hart’s Hill Inn at 135 Clinton St. The special feature will be: Erie Canal Cruises-Jacqueline White. The speaker is Sharon Palmer from Mohawk, who will speak on “A Perfectionist trying to be Supermom.” Musical selections will be performed by Sandy Zaffarano. The cost is $13 inclusive. There is free child care by reservation (bring child’s lunch). Call (315) 733-2085 or (315) 733-1638 for more information. Walk-ins are always welcome.
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. It’s on the usual third Tuesday of the 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.
5. Ava Dorfman Center, 305 E. Locust St., will host a trip to the Culinary Institute in Niagara Falls on Wednesday. The bus will leave the center at 7 a.m. and proceed to Niagara Falls for a tour of the Culinary Institute, with the luncheon prepared by the culinary students. Cost is $85 or $75 for members. Call (315) 337-8230 to make a reservation.
6. The Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad St., will present a free concert featuring Civil War-era music on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Amanda Stranney will sing and play fiddle and Bill Fahy will play guitar and banjo as they perform “Soldier’s Joy: The Civil War in Songs and Letters.” They will perform songs popular during the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Call (315) 363-3050 for more information.
7. Foothills Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. James Episcopal Church, 9 Williams St. Brenda Rosenbaum, who founded Mayan Hands in 1989, will tell the story of this Fair Trade organization and of the traditional backstrap weavers. Mayan Hands products will be available for purchase. New members always welcome.