Seven things to do in the Rome region this week


1. The North American Fiddlers’ hall of Fame and Museum in Osceola will host Fiddlin’s Fun, the Southern Tier chapter of the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association in concert on Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

The group’s repertoire draws form western European and North American fiddle traditions. Concertgoers are encouraged to explore the museum, and refreshments will be available for sale.

For more information on the band, visit For more information on the museum, including a schedule of upcoming events, visit

2. The Capitol Theatre’s SummerStage has announced auditions for the musical “Mamma Mia!” on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the theater (not the rehearsal space).

Peter Loftus is directing. They are looking for men and women from the ages of 16 and up. Those auditioning will be asked to sing a song from the show. Loose clothing and closed hard-soled shoes should be worn for the dance audition.

Performance dates are Oct. 11, 12, and 13.

3. On Wednesday, Jervis Public Library will host its semi-annual Recycling Day in the library parking lot between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This semi-annual event dates back to 2006, when Jervis teamed up with the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority to offer community members the opportunity to recycle their unwanted books, or donate them to the library if appropriate.

4. The Oneida County History Center will host Rome Historical Society museum educator Patrick Reynolds for a presentation on early maps of Rome on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the History Center’s main gallery.

Admission is free, though donations are encouraged.

The lecture will feature a variety of maps from the region using geospatial technology to overlay early maps onto current ones.

5. The city’s outdoor Fortnite tournament will be held on Friday from 8-11 p.m. at the Griffo Green, City Hall.

The event is free to attend, and teams of two to four will compete for prizes donated by LAN Mob. Registration to compete is closed.

The game will be projected onto a massive, inflatable screen.

Food trucks and other activities will be available. Attendees can park at the Liberty-James Parking Garage.

6. Trenton Falls trails will be open again on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to walk the trails, enjoy the falls and appreciate the significance of the site to the outcome of the Civil War. For further information, contact the Town of Trenton at 315-896-2664.

There will be historic pictures and summaries, and there will be resources available to answer historical questions and to discuss renewable energy.

7. The Trinity Community Coffee House in Camden will kick-off it’s fall series with guitarist Loren Barrigar on Saturday at 7 p.m.

A free will offering for performers only will be taken in lieu of an admission.  Refreshments will be served. For information, call 315-245-1897.


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