Seven things to do in the Rome region this week


1. The Colgate University Chorus and Guest Orchestra will present Haydn’s iconic oratorio, The Creation, under the baton of Dr. R. Ryan Endris, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Colgate Memorial Chapel. Audience members will hear the depiction of the world’s creation in the book of Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost through Haydn’s imaginative and compelling sounds. Admission is free. For more information, call 315-228-7642.

2. The History Club will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Center, 320 Main St., New York Mills Club president Cheryl Pula will present “Apollo 13: Successful Failure,” discussing the only planned manned lunar landing mission which did not reach the moon.

3. First Presbyterian Church of Oneida, 304 Broad St., will present Clear Path Awareness for past and present military at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The program will feature Lynn Fox, Community Outreach coordinator, who will speak on, “Supporting the Journey Home.” Staff will also provide information about what Clear Path for Veterans has to offer for retired and active duty military, and their family members. The reception at 6:30 p.m., will be followed by the presentation at 7 p.m.

4. Craobh Dugan, the Utica-Rome Chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, has released a CD commemorating the Irish contribution to the building of the Erie Canal. There will be a release party at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Stockdale’s. The release party is open to the public and will be held along with the regular session. The group will perform “The Irish and Erie” program at several venues in the upcoming months. To schedule a performance contact Bill Fahy at

5. Antique Appraisal Night at Didymus Thomas Library, 9639 Main St., will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday. John Secor from Back of the Barn Antiques will use his expertise to evaluate each item brought to the library and give an estimate of their worth. Everyone is encouraged to bring in two or three of their treasures or attic finds for Secor. There is no charge for the appraisal. Refreshments will be served.

6. St. Joseph’s Church, 5748 Stokes-Lee Center Road, will hold its spring bag sale on Friday and Saturday. There will be a variety of merchandise for sale, including clothing, housewares, toys, books, electronics, craft supplies and holiday decorations. Friday the sale will be open from 5-7 p.m., and all items will be $3 per bag. On Saturday the hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and everything will be $1 per bag.

7. Rome Art and Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St., is hosting the Sip into Spring event on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. Attendees can sample fine wines, local craft beer, handmade chocolates, local cheeses, desserts and food pairings. Entertainment will be provided by the Key Notes, jazz trio. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For tickets or more information call 315-336-1040.


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