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This health workshops, "Cut the Salt," is presented by Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables, a partner of the Food Bank of Central New York. Salt can be found in many unexpected places. Organizers will shed some light on common high-sodium foods and provide tips on ways to reduce your sodium intake. Register by visiting bit.ly/JSYSept23. Participants will be sent a Zoom meeting link. Participants can also stop by JSY’s tent at the Downtown Farmers’ Market on Sept. 29 to pick up coupons, a helpful kitchen tool and recipes.Find out more »
Local job seekers can discover what skills are needed to earn a job with the I-81 Interstate Reconstruction Program during this virtual info session. Work Train Coordinator Tonya Graham-Davis will discuss the Build Ready Construction Training Program offered at SUNY EOC (Educational Opportunity Center) during the hour-long session beginning at 3 p.m. Visit bit.ly/BuildReadySept24 to register. Participants will be sent a Zoom meeting link.Find out more »
Celebrate Civic Saturdays with the Greater Syracuse Homeowners Association Project S.O.U.L. from noon to 4 p.m. at the Key Bank parking lot on South Salina Street. The event will feature music, face-paining and free refreshments, including hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream and soft drinks. The group is also working to register residents to vote and increase participation in the Census to ensure a complete count for Syracuse's South Side.Find out more »
The Connected Church Syracuse will provide a bag of food to residents in need. To learn more, email Demetria Hooks at Helps@theConnectedChurchSyr.OrgFind out more »
Each week, Rebecca from CNY Young Naturalists will lead a lesson on an interesting nature topic and provide activities to try outside and include in a nature journal. Then, at the following meeting, participants will discuss what they found in nature and have recorded in their journals. All are welcome to this free program, but please be aware that the activities are geared for children ages 7 to 12. Visit bit.ly/YoungNaturalists to sign up. Participants will be sent a link to join a Zoom meeting. Sponsored by the CNY Chapter of the Izaak Walton League with help from the Fayetteville Free Library.Find out more »
The Sankofa Wellness and Resource Center presents a bi-weekly food share on Wednesdays. The center will provide dry goods (rice, beans etc.) and fresh produce. Items are set up for Grab N Go, and organizers will be utilizing social distancing guidelines to provide the food items. Photo ID is preferred. Pre-registration is not required. Limited spots for delivery for members of the community that are unable to find transportation to the event will be provided. To register, call (315) 345-4239.Find out more »
It’s trivia night at the Everson hosted by local celebrity Jamie Owens. Come test your knowledge on popular culture, current events, Everson art and more, right from your living room. Be sure to add your team members names in your registration. Please keep your team at a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 players. The team leader will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link and trivia guidelines for playing after registering. Space is limited to the first 6 teams. Prizes will be awarded to winners. Contact Qiana Williams with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.Find out more »
Explore the powerful writing of James Baldwin -- novelist, playwright, essayist, poet and activist -- in a four-part series available on Zoom. Texts include "No Name in the Street," "The Fire Next Time," "Blues for Mister Charlie" and "If Beale Street Could Talk" along with video documentaries and interviews. Curated by Dr. Janis Mayes (department of African American Studies at Syracuse University). Dr. Greg Thomas (Tufts University) to lead a guest discussion. Space is limited, and you must pre-register to participate; wait list by request. Made possible through the generosity of Humanities New York. This free virtual reading & discussion group meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 7, 22 and Nov. 5 and 19. (Note the first session is on a Wednesday; the remainder of the sessions are on Thursdays. Contact Kimberly Griffiths with questions at email@example.com.Find out more »
If you’re looking for a creative way to use those fall vegetables, then join this live virtual cooking demonstration with Chef Tiesha Muhammed-Bey, owner of Bad Vegen Café. Learn how to make a vegan West African peanut soup using seasonal ingredients from local food producer Brady Farm. Enjoy a special viewing of bowls created by acclaimed ceramist David MacDonald, as Chef Muhammed-Bey plates the Peanut soup.
Chef Muhammed-Bey will be joined by Garth Johnson, the Everson Museum’s Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan, the curator of ceramics, who will share one of the museum’s most precious treasures—a water dispenser created by legendary Nigerian potter Ladi Kwali. Kwali studied under British potter Michael Cardew, and made many trips abroad to share her knowledge about African pottery and demonstrate her work. The recipe will be provided in your registration confirmation.
Cost is $6.40 for Everson Museum members and $8 for non-members. Attendees must pre-register.
To learn more, contact Qiana Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.Find out more »
For the past several years, the Building Men Program has held a Breakfast Fundraiser to gather with the community, share food and come together in support of its mission. In light of the pandemic and wanting to keep everyone safe, the group has re-envisioned this event. Instead, supporters will be able to hear from the young men and alumni; view program highlights and awards, and learn what the new vision for the future is during a virtual breakfast.
Join Building Men Program for this physically-distant breakfast and watch local celebrities and Building Men staff and friends in a basketball free throw contest. All encouraged to make your favorite type of breakfast food and join at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.Find out more »