Prayer to be focus at Thursday event

NORWICH — National Day of Prayer will be observed locally from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in East Side Park in Norwich.

A Prayer Circle will begin at noon. Speakers will include Highland Park Alliance Church Pastor Jeff Cutting and Greene Assembly of God Church Pastor Doug Harding. There will also be music and refreshments. The Love-One- Another-themed event will take place rain or shine. A tent will be available, and attendees are welcome to bring their own chairs.

Contact coordinator Gilda Ward at 607-764-8303 or for more information.

Saturday programs to begin at lodge

ROXBURY — Speaker and naturalist Leslie T. Sharpe will kick off Woodchuck Lodge’s first Wild Saturday event at the Lodge at 1 p.m. Saturday May 4. Sharpe will discuss her award-winning book, “The Quarry Fox and Other Critters of the Wild Catskills.” Visitors, children included, may share their wildlife stories. The free event will be held at Woodchuck Lodge at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road in Roxbury.

More information is available at

Letters and diaries to be presented

BOVINA — Ray LaFever will present his fifth annual Bovina Historian’s program at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Bovina Community Hall. The presentation will be “Dear Folks: Diaries and Letters from Bovina.” Correspondence and excerpts from diaries related to Bovina residents of yesterday will be presented

A free-will donation to benefit the Bovina Historical Society will be collected at the door.

Contact 607-832-4609 or for more information.

Ham dinner to be served by church

SCHENEVUS — A donation ham dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Schenevus United Methodist Church at 66 Main St. in Schenevus. In addition to ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, applesauce, rolls, brown bread and homemade pies will be served. Takeouts will be available.

Cinco de Mayo to be celebrated

OXFORD — The American Legion Auxiliary of Fort Hill Post 376 will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican fiesta from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4.

The event will include a buffet of Mexican dishes prepared by auxiliary members, mariachi music and 50-50 raffle The price will be $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $8 for children 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger may eat for free. A special drink menu will also be available to those 21 and older for a separate charge.

Proceeds will benefit the missions of the American Legion Auxiliary. Fort Hill Post is at 17 S. Washington Ave. in Oxford.

Call Jan Pollard at 607-218-1803, email, or call the American Legion at 607-843-8166 for more information.

Talk, book signing set for Sunday

HOBART — Local historian and author Timothy J. Duerden will give a lecture on and sign copies of “Lewis Hine: Photographer and American Progressive” from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Liberty Rock Books at 678 Main St. in Hobart. Call 607-538-1760 for more information.

FCCLA chapter to have fundraiser

GILBOA— A spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be sponsored from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Conesville Fire House by the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter at Gilboa-Conesville Central School. Proceeds will help send students to the national leadership conference in Anaheim, California and summer leadership conference at SUNY Oneonta. Non-perishable donations to the Conesville food pantry will also be accepted at the event in exchange for an auction ticket for every donation. Auction tickets will be sold at $1 each for six for $5.

The fire house is at 1292 State Route 990V in Gilboa.

Call 607-588-7541, ext. 2041, for more information.

Dinner and auction set for Sunday

LAURENS — The chicken-and-biscuit dinner scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Masonic Lodge at 7 Brook St. in Laurens will include a Chinese auction sponsored by the Laurens Order of the Eastern Star.

The meal, which is $9 for adults and $4 for children, will include mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, jellied cranberry sauce, pickles, drinks and strawberries and ice cream.

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