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Thursday, May 17th to Saturday, May 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily and Sunday, May 20th from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Church of the Resurrection, 120 West 5th Street, Oswego (the Great Hall entrance faces Cayuga Street). The annual book sale will offer thousands of used books and other media for sale to the general public. Fiction and nonfiction, paperback and hardcover books will be featured along with CDs, puzzles and other hands-on media, with something for everyone.
Friday, May 18th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 19th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 117 Main Street, Owego. Local grown perennials, shrubs, seedlings (flowers & vegetables), houseplants. Great Prices! Questions? Elaine Carril, (607) 642-3579.
Community Coffee House: Moss Back Mule Band
Saturday, May 19th, 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 98 Main Street, Camden. Free & family-friendly evening of music with the Moss Back Mule Band playing western swing, classic country, boogie woogie and blues.
Sunday, May 20th at 6:30 p.m. at the Chatterbox Diner, 266 State Street, Carthage. Everyone is welcome to join us for our May Chatterbox Gathering. Our musical guests will be Tribe Judah. We look forward to seeing everyone for good dessert, good music and Good News!
Spring Taizé Series
Sundays, May 20th and June 10th at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 15 Orange Street, Marcellus. Taizé worship includes chants, silence, and candlelight, and draws its traditions from the Taizé ecumenical monastic community in France.
Open Table Community Meal
Sunday, May 27th, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 900 Vine Street, Liverpool. Please join us for our next Open Table FREE Community Meal. The menu is Spanish rice, vegetable, and dessert. All are welcome!
Blessings in a Backpack Chicken Barbecue
Saturday, June 2, 11:00 a.m. until sold out at Church of the Resurrection, 120 West Fifth Street, Oswego. Oswego’s Blessings in a Backpack program will hold a drive-through chicken barbecue (enter from Cayuga Street, exit onto West Fifth). All proceeds will go to feed hungry bellies among Oswego’s schoolchildren during weekends and school breaks in the coming academic year. For $10, patrons get a barbecued half chicken, a roll, and three sides–salt potatoes, baked beans, and macaroni salad. Pre-sale tickets are available by calling or texting (315) 297-7802. Pre-sale orders must be picked up by 1 p.m. The Church of the Resurrection is the lead sponsor of the Oswego Blessings in a Backpack program.
52nd Annual Chicken Barbecue
Saturday, June 2nd from noon to 6:00 p.m. (or until sold out) at Grace Episcopal Church, 110 Oswego Street (Route 48), Baldwinsville, NY. $9.00 for a half-chicken meal, which includes salt potatoes, baked beans, roll with butter, and dessert. A beverage is included when dining in the church undercroft. Dine-in or drive-through service.
Benefit for Christian Rock Festival
Saturday, June 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 421 State Street, Carthage. Benefit to raise money for an August 4th Christian Rock Festival featuring six nationally-known Christian bands. Admission will be free if $5,000 can be raised. “Friends of God” will provide music for the benefit and refreshments will be served. We hope to see everyone out to support this wonderful ministry opportunity for the young people of our area and beyond.
Pergolisi’s Stabat Mater
Saturday, June 9th at 2:00 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.) at the Church of Ss. Peter & John, 169 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Featuring: Natasha Bratkovski, Soprano; Hector Gonzalez Smith, Countertenor; Zeek Smith, Conductor. Come hear the prayer of the weeping mother at the foot of the cross in the beautiful and historic church of Saints Peter and John. The work, first heard accompanied by a string orchestra in Italy in 1736, will be heard in a new way featuring Smith’s baroque-inspired chamber orchestration complemented by the beautiful acoustics of the 19th century stone architecture. Admission: $10 adults; $8 students/seniors; no one turned away due to financial hardship.