Seven things to do in the Rome region this week

Published Nov 2, 2018 at 6:00am

1. Stanwix Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 6580 Bartlett Road, will host a chicken barbecue on Sunday, Nov. 4, starting at 11:30 a.m.

The cost is $12, $6 for children ages 5-12, under 5 eat free. The menu includes, chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, beverages, and dessert. Take outs are available. For more information call 315-337-7310.

2. Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim will perform with the Colgate University Orchestra in a concert of Brahams’ first symphony and violin pieces Sunday, Nov. 4 in the Colgate Memorial Chapel.

The concert, with conductor Marietta Cheng, is 3:30 p.m. in the Colgate Memorial Chapel. Admission is free.

3. The Floyd Grange will hold its annual Election Day Bake Sale on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. in Floyd Town Hall.

Cookies, cakes, donuts and pies will be available. For more information about the bake sale, or about the Floyd Grange generally, contact the organization’s co-chairwoman, Kathleen Hughes, at 315-865-8334.

4. Ava Hilltop United Methodist Church on Route 26 will have an oyster stew dinner and hot roast pork sandwiches on election day Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Meals will be served 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with take out available. A dinner includes choice of sandwich or stew, potato and macaroni salads, baked beans, applesauce, roll and homemade desserts. The cost is $12 for a stew dinner, $10 for a quart of stew, or $10 for a sandwich. Children ages 5-12 eat for $5, under 5 eat for free.

5. Town of Western Historical Society will host the Ghost Seekers of Central New York for a program on, “Are There Ghosts and Spirits in the Western Town Hall,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the town hall on Main Street.

The Ghost Seekers of Central New York, using specialized scanners, investigated Liberty Hall for the presence of spirits.

6. The Annual Community Talent Show is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Remsen Performing and Visual Arts Center, 9627 Main St. A variety of entertainers will present their talents on stage. General admission $10 and free for performers.

All entertainment styles are welcome to participate in the talent Show. There is still room available; if interested in performing, contact the center by email at or call 315-831-2787.

7. The Chubbuck Foundation will host a Mystery Dinner Theater – “The Sound of Murder” — at Harts Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St., at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to donate to the foundation, go to!