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October 2017

Minority Business & Economic Empowerment Summit

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 E. Onondaga St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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The second annual Minority Business & Economic Empowerment Summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21. Speakers will include Jorge Villar, Jennifer Parker, Dennis Kimbro and Calvin Corriders. To learn more, call (315) 469-1106 or (315) 470-1875.

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College Essay Writing Workshop, Led by Molly Voorheis

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place
Syracuse, NY United States
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Working on your college applications? Putting off those dreaded college essays? This workshop on the college essay process will help, whether you’ve already written drafts of your college essays or are just beginning to think about them. Molly Voorheis, an instructor in the Syracuse University Writing Program since 1983, has led college essay workshops at several high schools in Syracuse. Open to all interested students. Registration required. Call the library at (315) 435-3636.

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Free Health Lecture: AIDS, HIV and STDs

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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Free

Lanika Mabrey, PrEP coordinator at the Onondaga County Health Department, will join a group of community health educators addressing AIDS, HIV and STDs during a public health lecture hosted at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 by 100 Black Men of Syracuse and Black Nurses Rock of Syracuse. Also speaking are Karen Loftin and Joshua King of the “HIV Stops With Me” campaign. The 90-minute event, the first in a new round of monthly public health discussions sponsored by the two organizations, will be held at the South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St. in Syracuse. Previously, the 100 and Black Nurses Rock hosted a series of seven public health lectures through the first half of 2017. Admission is free, and no advance registration is required for all lectures. The current series, which will cover a variety of health topics, is held the fourth Monday of each month through May 2018 at the South Side Innovation Center. For more information about the series, email Charles Anderson, chairman of the 100’s health and wellness committee at charlesanderson5@mac.com or call him at (315) 200-7847.

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Spooky Halloween Storytelling

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Central Library, 447 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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KidSpace will have spooky storytelling just in time for Halloween. All ages welcome, no registration required. This program will meet at Central’s second-floor KidSpace.

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Dunbar Association Harvest Celebration and Cocktail Reception

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CNY Philanthropy Center, 431 E. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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$50

Join the Dunbar Association Board as they usher in a new century of service to the community with the presentation of its new executive director along with a celebration honoring the legacy of the Dunbar Association into its centennial year and beyond. Proceeds will benefit the community center.

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Halloween Spooktacular

October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St.
Syracuse , NY United States
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This is fun-filled night of games, crafts, food and activities for the entire family held at Beauchamp Branch Library. Come in costume if you’d like. For all ages.

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Candlelight Vigil to Mark Overdose Deaths

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Franklin Square Park, 101 Solar St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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The public is invited to attend a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26,  at Franklin Square Park, 101 Solar St. The vigil is in remembrance of those who died of drug overdoses in 2016.  Many of these accidental deaths were the result of mixing prescription pills with alcohol, heroin or other drugs. The Syracuse vigil, sponsored by ACR Health, is one of hundreds being held across the country with the assistance of the national NOPE Task Force, Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education. The candlelight vigils strive to raise awareness and open the doors to recovery by eliminating prejudice toward injection drug users.  

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Brighton Tree Planting Event

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
McKinley-Brighton Elementary School, 141 W. Newell St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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Join Save the Rain in the Brighton Neighborhood during a volunteer tree-planting event from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 28. Volunteers will plant more than 80 trees along streets throughout the community. This tree-planting event is an important component of the Save the Rain program, a comprehensive stormwater management plan intended to reduce pollution moving to Onondaga Lake and its tributaries. Each tree intercepts over 1,000 gallons of storm water annually, resulting in this planting filtering 80,000 gallons of storm water annually. For more information, call (315) 424-9485.ext 227

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Pirate Dave’s Halloween Magic Show

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Soule Branch Library, 101 Springfield Road
Syracuse, NY United States
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Pirate Dave (aka David Moreland the Magician) will present a 45-minute show filled with spellbinding magic, vaudeville slapstick, audience participation and several routines starring children from the audience.

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Halloween Movie Marathon – with Crafts

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St.
Syracuse , NY United States
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Visit the library to get in the Halloween mood with a movie marathon (kid-friendly movies) and Halloween crafts. For all ages.

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