Seven things to do in the Rome region this week


1. The Lee American Legion Post, 9025 Veterans Memorial Highway, will host a Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $8, $5 children ages 5-12. Legion and auxiliary mothers, as well as children under age 5, eat free. The menu includes eggs, omelets, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, home fires, fruit cups, juice and coffee. For information call 315-339-0310.

2. A Mother’s Day dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. until sold out Sunday in the Stanwix Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 6580 Bartlett Road. Cost is $12, $6 for ages 5-12 and those under 5 eat free. Take outs are available by calling 315-337-7310. The hall is handicapped accessible. The meal includes ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, cole slaw, green beans, rolls, cranberry sauce, applesauce, beverage and dessert.

3. The final day of the three-day Rome Catholic School festival will be held on Sunday from noon-5 p.m. The fund-raising festival will be on the grounds of Mohawk Valley Community College’s Rome campus, with the entrance off Bell Road. Admission is free. In addition to amusement rides, games and food that typically have been part of the festival, new this year will be musical entertainment.

4. The Humane Society of Rome will give a presentation at Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust St., at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Attendees will learn more about what the shelter does to find right, new homes of animals, prevent cruelty, rehabilitate and convalesce injured and abused animals, provide humane education and more. Those interested may also make a donation toward the shelter. Animals available for adoption will be on hand.

5. Foothills Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. James Episcopal Church, 9 Williams St., Clinton. Artist Stephen Carpenter will share his project of combining musical score into a weave structure. New members may attend.

6. Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 E. Park Row, will host The Wooks for a performance at 8 p.m. Friday. General admission is $20, or $16 for members. Tickets can be purchased at Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Since their inception in late 2014, The Wooks have been making noise in central Kentucky and beyond. The band won the prestigious 2016 RockyGrass Band Competition, placed in the finals for the 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, and were a 2017 IBMA Momentum Award Nominee. Their first record, Little Circles, recorded at Compass Studios and produced by Alison Brown, debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart.

7. The Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association hosts the annual Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Music Festival from noon- 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Remsen Train Depot, 10613 Depot St. Admission is $12, free for ages 16 and under. The event includes all-day jamming, workshops, and food. Three bands will take the stage: The Old Main, The Cadleys, and Cincinnati Creek.


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