Herkimer County is offering the six-hour Defensive Driving Course to Herkimer County residents and non-residents through the Herkimer County Clerk’s Office. It will be held at the 911 Building, 71 Reservoir Road, near the HCCC Campus.Enrollment is on a first come basis. Payment is $35.00 and includes all books and materials. You will be enrolled when payment is received. So enroll early. Upon completion of the classroom training, participants are eligible for a reduction in New York State Points and Insurance.
To enroll or for further information, please call 867-1130.
GROUP HOLDS FUNDRAISING BIKE RIDE FOR LEXINGTON PR
Gloversville-- A team of friends who vacation at Peck’s Lake in Gloversville and call themselves ALFW (Aging Like Fine Wine) is holding a fundraising bicycle ride of 100 miles to benefit Kaleidoscope, a Lexington Day Program. Lexington provides programs and services to adults and children who have disabilities. The group is also riding to honor local resident Lora Johnston, and her daughter Ashley Lauria, who attends Kaleidoscope. Donations to the ride can be made by visiting the event website, www.alfwrides.com.
The route will begin at Peck’s Lake at 7:00am and travel north on Routes 10 and 8, through Caroga and Piseco into Speculator and then follow Route 30 south to Gloversville. The ride will end at about 2:00pm at Ashley’s Park, a private park located on W. Twelfth Avenue in Gloversville. Each year, AFLW takes on a physical endeavor (bicycle ride, run, etc.) to, as they put it, “beat back the aging process, but also to “have a blast along the way” and to raise money for non-profit organizations.
For more information about the ride, please contact Kevin Geraghty at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (617) 877-2957. For more information about Lexington’s Kaleidoscope Day Habilitation Program, please contact (518) 773-7931 or visit www.lexingtoncenter.org.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Utica Fire Department to Hold American Red Cross Blood Drive in Honor of Barb Clark. The American Red Cross is holding a special blood drive in honor of Barb Clark on Saturday, June 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Union Station at 321 Main Street in Utica. Barb Clark received over 20 units of blood and blood products following a serious medical emergency. The Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to help keep the blood supply strong this upcoming summer by making an appointment to donate blood today. Your blood donation can help save the life of a real person in our community, like Barb. All presenting donors during the month of June will have the opportunity to enter two great raffles. The first is a raffle for a $200 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane and the second is a raffle for a $100 Ticketmaster giftcard.* Walk-ins are always welcome, but donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by calling Joe Roy at 534-3689 or emailing him at email@example.com.
FOOTHILLS RURAL COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY Benefit
"CAN YOU HEAR THE MUSIC” IS A BENEFIT FOR THE FOOTHILLS RURAL COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY—AND IT’S FREE ADMISSION! AT THE HOLLAND PATENT VILLAGE GREEN, ON ROUTE 365. SPECIAL MUSICAL APPEARANCE BY THE BAND SHOWTIME & JONATHAN COLEMAN. THERE’S BOUNCE HOUSES, CHICKEN BARBCUE, FARMERS MARKET, AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! BRING LAWN CHAIRS OR BLANKETS AND PLEASE BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS TO DONATE.
First Annual Juneteenth Jazz Caucus
The Juneteenth Jazz Committee invites you to join us as an official sponsor
of the First Annual Juneteenth Jazz Caucus to be held at the Oneida County Historical Society. The event celebrates
the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and will feature an exhibition of the Oneida County Black History Archive and a full course Soul Food Buffet.