Seven things to do in the Rome region this week
1. Stanwix Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 6580 Bartlett Road, will host a ham dinner at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. The cost is $12, $6 for children ages 5-12, and children under 5 eat free. The menu includes ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, applesauce, cole slaw, rolls, beverages and dessert. Take outs are available. For more information call 315-337-7310.
2. Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will host a free Oscars Viewing Party at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Cinema Capitol will offer complimentary fountain beverages and popcorn throughout the event and has arranged for two other local businesses to serve refreshments. A spread from Mazzaferro Meats and Deli will be available for all attendees. Meanwhile, Copper City Brewing will serve locally-made craft beer for purchase, for those over the age of 21 with a valid state-issued ID). For more information on the Capitol Arts Complex’s programs, visit www.romecapitol.com.
3. Ava Dorfman Center, 305 E. Locust St., will host a combined Movie & Game Night from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. There will be open games to include WII, cards, board games, etc. Then the movie, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” will be shown from 6-8 p.m. There will be hotdogs for $1, 50-cent popcorn, soft drinks and water. Those planning to attend may register by calling the center at 315-337-8230.
4. A lecture by lacrosse champion Neal Powless, on “Let’s Make a Sports Movie: ‘Crooked Arrows’ and its Cultural Impact,” will be presented Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica campus. Admission is free for the lecture, in Schafer Theater at the MVCC Information Technology Building. Powless is a three-time All-American in lacrosse, a member of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team that played in six World Lacrosse Championships, and a producer of films focused on lacrosse and the Onondaga Nation’s involvement in the sport, MVCC said.
5. Hamilton College at The Other Side Gallery will present Courtney Gibbons, assistant professor of mathematics, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the gallery, 2011 Genesee St., Utica.
6. Clinton High School will present “9 to 5: The Musical” Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Clinton Central Schools Performing Arts Theater. Public pre-sale dates will be Thursday and Friday starting at 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. All ticket sales must be made in person during these times or beginning at 6 p.m. the night of each show. No credit cards can be accepted, only cash or check. No phone reservations will be taken or filled. All tickets are $8. “9 to 5: The Musical” is based on the 1980 movie and set in the late 1970s. It features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and a book by Patricia Resnik.
7. Jervis Public Library will host a “Read the Book/Watch the Movie” program at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the fourth floor auditorium. A discussion of the novel “Howards End” by E. M. Forster will be followed by a showing and discussion of the 1992 Merchant-Ivory film based on the book. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the library. Digital book and audiobook versions are available to borrow through the Hoopla app using your library card. For more information, call 315-336-4570, check out the Jervis Public Library Facebook page or stop by the Information Desk.