Seven things to do in the Rome region this week
1. A scrap collection program will be held by the Lake Delta Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the firehouse at 8508 Elmer Hill Road. Accepted will be all metals, appliances including stoves, washers, dryers, plus yard care items and lead batteries, among examples noted by the fire department. Local pickups will be available. If people have questions about the collection day, they can call the fire department at 315-337-2809.
2. The Chamber Music Society of Utica will present Christopher Costanza, virtuoso cellist and native Utican, on Sunday performing in the Ballroom of the Radisson Hotel Utica, 200 Genesee St. Costanza will present the six Suites for Solo Cello in two segments, separated by an intermission reception: Part I at 1:30 p.m., Suites 1, 2, 4; Intermission Reception 3-4 p.m.; Part 2 at 4:30 p.m., Suites 3, 5, 6. Tickets will be available at the door. For either Part 1 or Part 2 only, admission is $25 or $10 for students. For both Parts 1 and 2 cost is $40, $15 for students. For more information, call 315-507-3597 or 315-794-9741.
3. Clinton Historical Society, 1 Fountain St., will be open from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays starting this Wednesday. The fall exhibits in the museum are highlighting the School Townera in Clinton’s history. Through photographs, artifacts and maps, visitors will get a glimpse of the time in the 19th century when private schools flourished in the village and it was given the nickname of School Town.
4. Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., will host a free Movie Night from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. The movie will be “Patriots Day,” starring Mark Wahlberg. There will also be food for sale. To register or for more information, call the center at 315-337-8230.
5. The Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad St., is hosting a reading of Sue Monk Kidd’s novel “The Invention of Wings” followed by a discussion of the book at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The event will be led by Dr. Roxanna Pisiak, a professor of humanities at SUNY Morrisville. “The Invention of Wings” recounts the real-life story of Sarah Grimke, who was born into a slave-owning family in South Carolina. Humanities New York is offering a limited number of copies of “The Invention of Wings” to those who pre-register. Call 315-363-3050 to register.
6. Remsen Arts Center, 9627 Main St., will present Monk Rowe & The Roots of Rock and Roll at 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10. From Carl Perkins to Chuck Berry and from “In the Mood” to “Great Balls of Fire,” the Roots of Rock & Roll covers the early influences and hit-making artists who redefined popular music.
7. Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band will perform at the Kirkland Art Center stage, 9 1/2 E. Park Row, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $18 or $22 for non-members. For more information, visit www.kacny.org, or call the Business Office at 315-853-8871. Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
The eight-piece band is fresh off releasing its debut album, “By My Side.”