Seven things to do in the Rome region this week


1. Rome Polish Home, 112 Ridge St., will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $10; $5 for children ages 6-12; and children under age 5 eat free.  On the menu is spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls, fruit cup and coffee.

2. The Colgate University Concert Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Glenn Cashman, will present, “Spring Swing,” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Palace Theater. Selections include music from Maynard Ferguson alum Tom Garling, Stan Kenton alum Kim Richmond, noted trumpeter Michael Mossman, and established composer Fred Stride. Additionally, trumpeter Doug Keith has contributed an arrangement, and a new composition by director Cashman will be premiered. A reception will follow the concert. Admission is free.

3. Didymus Thomas Library, 9639 Main St., Remsen, will host a visit from the Utica Zoomobile at 2:30 p.m. Monday. The presentation will feature four animals. Attendees will hear the facts about each, have a chance to ask questions and sometimes touch or pet the stars of the show.

4. The Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale with Symphoria will perform on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts. Tickets for this performance are $10, $8 for senior citizens and students. It is free for Hamilton College students. For more information call the box office at 315-859-4331 or visit The performance will be conducted by G. Roberts Kolb with Kathleen Puccio, soprano; Jonathan English, tenor; Darcy Meadows, mezzo-soprano; David Kolb, baritone; and Sar-Shalom Strong, piano.

5. The Utica Comets will host the Toronto Marlies in Game 3 of the Calder Cup playoffs at the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in a 7 p.m. start. Game 4, if necessary, will be held on Friday night at 7 at the Adirondack Bank Center. Comets season ticket holders can reserve their seats by calling 315-790-9070 or by visiting the box office at the Aud. To purchase tickets, fans can visit the box office, call 315-790-9070 or visit

6. Unity Hall will host its first Original Singer/Songwriter Showcase & Competition for local musicians on Saturday. Selected contestants will perform at Unity Hall during the day. Sound, drums, guitar amp and bass amp will be provided. Musicians will be judged on song/music originality, audience interaction, and stage presence. The finalists will be chosen by judges and will perform at the end of the competition. Prizes will be awarded. For more information contact Cathie Timian, via e-mail at or call 315-939-9891.

7. The city will hold a Spring Fling noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Griffo Green at City Hall. There will be a bounce house, food trucks, cotton candy, lawn games, music and face painting at this family event.


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