Seven things to do in the Rome region this week
1. Sangertown Square mall, in partnership with Autism Speaks, will host Bunny Cares on Sunday. The Easter Bunny will welcome children of all abilities and spectrums of special needs to a photo environment supportive of their sensory, physical and developmental needs. The sensory-friendly event will take place prior to public hours on Sunday from 8:30-10:30 a.m., in a comforting and physically accommodating setting designed to lessen behavioral triggers.
2. “Relay for Life of Rome” will host a meeting at Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., Tuesday. Banking and luminaries will start at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting and committee reports to follow at 6 p.m. Meetings are generally finished by 7 p.m. For more information about Relay for Life, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org/relay or www.RelayForLife.org/RomeNY. The informational evening is open to everyone in the community that is interested in participating in the Relay For Life of Rome on June 2 and 3.
3. Craobh Dugan, the local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, will hold a traditional Irish music session at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Stockdale’s, 103 River St. On the net: www.uticairish.org.
4. Adirondack High School will present the musical, “Anything Goes,” on Thursday at 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., according to a school announcement. Tickets are $8, $7 for seniors and students, the announcement added. Tickets will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main office at the high school.
5. A Career Fair for veterans and for members of families with veterans will be held Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Oneida American Legion 169, 398 N. Main St. Among employers who will be represented at the event are All Seasonings, Briggs and Stratton/Ferris, Callahan Construction, Canastota CNC, Dutchland Plastics, Express Employment, Fidelis Care, H.P. Hood, Madison County Career Center, Manth Brownell, Spectrum, Turning Stone, United Healthcare, Upstate Cerebral Palsy, U.S. Postal Service, Worthington Industries and others.
6. The Holland Patent High School vocal, jazz, and string ensembles, under the direction of Rusty Ritzel, Brian Picente and Sara Chudow, respectively, will perform their annual cabaret at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium, according to an announcement by the school. This year’s show will feature rock and roll hits throughout the ages as well as skits prepared and performed by senior music students. Tickets are $5 pre-sale, which can be purchased from any student performer or music teacher, or $6 at the door.
7. The Rome Polish Home, 415 S. George St., will hold a pre-Easter Fun Day on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration for the event is due by Sunday. There will be crafts, an egg hunt, basket raffle, prizes and the Easter bunny. The cost is $8, $5 for members. Register by calling Marilu Conners at 315-336-9061.
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