Seven things to do in the Rome region this week


1. South Rome Senior Center, 112 Ridge St., will host its annual Ice Cream Social from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the center. The center will serve a variety of ice cream, courtesy of Smolinski’s Refrigeration and Hershey’s of Oneida. Cost is $3 per person for a make-your-own sundae, with a wide variety of toppings.

2. The North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum will host Steve Jacobi in concert on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located at 1121 Comins Road in Osceola. A fiddle instructor since 1990, Jacobi was a member of the original lineup of the Old Time Fiddlers in 1978.

3. The Verona Historical Association will host authors Bob Abrams and Aaron Eckel for a discussion and signing of their recently published book, “An Illustrated History of Fish Creek” on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Verona Town Office building. Copies will be available for purchase. Admission is free to the public and light refreshments will be served.

4. The Church of the Holy Family in Vernon will host a screening of the 2017 Christian film “Let There Be Light” on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Admission, as well as popcorn and refreshments, will be free of charge.

5. NAACP Rome New York Branch will hold its annual High School Senior Night on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Mohawk Valley Community College Dining and Community Hall, 1101 Floyd Ave. The speaker will be Senior Investigator Elliot T. Boyce Sr., director of the New York State Police Employee Assistance Program and 1984 Rome Free Academy graduate.   Awards will be given to several June graduates of RFA. The public is invited. For reservations, call 315-271-7703.

6. The Holland Patent High School and middle school jazz bands will perform in concert at Unity Hall in Barneveld on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. At the end of the concert, the two groups will combine to perform two songs, including “Sweet Caroline.” Admission is free to the general public, and refreshments will be available. The doors open at 6 p.m.

7. St. Joseph’s Music Ministry will host “Shout Unto God,” a choir concert on Friday at 7 p.m. The setlist is comprised of a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary worship music, with accompaniment by a chamber orchestra. Admission is free, and a reception is to follow. St. Joseph’s is located at 5748 Stokes-Lee Center Road. This year marks St. Joseph’s 65th year in operation, as well as the 40th year in the tenure of its pastor, Father Robert Kelly.


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