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Sept. 11: A-OK! Acts of Kindness Weekend

Sept. 17: 10th annual Onondaga Creek Cleanup

Sept. 17: Beyond The Dream Gala



A-OK! Acts of Kindness Weekend

A-OK! Acts of Kindness Weekend will be held Sept. 9, 10 & 11, and works to build community and help individuals and organizations link up to make Syracuse’s neighborhoods healthier, safer and more hospitable.

Find out the latest on A-OK! Weekend on this  WikiSpaces site,  which is updated regularly. Maybe you can help with children’s games at Beaver Lake Nature Center, or call up some friends to join you in cleaning up Onondaga Creek.  Join us in cleaning up classrooms at the Westside Learning Center or help create a healthy snack garden at the Rahma Clinic on the South Side.



10th annual Onondaga Creek Cleanup

The Creek Rats will continue the in-creek cleanup and cleanup of the shore from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays,  Sept. 17. This year’s slogan is: “10 years in — 2 miles to go.”

The group asks community members to volunteer one or both Saturdays or to provide donations to continue the cleanups and help finance future events. In the past, cleanup crews have filled two construction dumpsters full of trash and debris in an effort to help restore the creek.

To volunteer, contact Bob Graham at (315) 396-2944 or bobgraham04@msn.com or Steve Seleway at (315) 345-2727 or selent@msn.com.



Beyond The Dream Gala

The Mary Nelson Beyond The Dream Gala will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. Tickets for the gala are $100. The fundraiser will benefit the center’s programs designed to help youth from all racial backgrounds advance from Kindergarten to College.

For tickets or to learn more, contact Dannielle Kinney the event coordinator or Mary Nelson at (315) 491-7015 or dannielle-mnelsonyouthcenter2011@hotmail.com.



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