Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is in need of Coaches. Cortland County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will host a training for volunteers interested in leading A Matter of Balance class. The class is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Volunteer Coaches are required to complete an 8-hour training. A January class is planned. To learn more about becoming a volunteer Coach, call 753-5057.
December 7, Wreath Making Workshop
1-3 pm. Embrace the holiday spirit as you make your own traditional holiday wreath at our Visitor Center. Use fresh evergreen boughs and other natural materials to create a one-of-a-kind wreath to complement your holiday decor.
Please bring pruning shears, work gloves, wire-cutters and ornamental additions. Admission fee includes boughs, wire, ribbon and instruction.
December 8, Children's Christmas Tea
1:00 - 3:00 1890 House, Tompkins St. Cortland
Enjoy hot chocolate or tea served with sandwiches aand fresh pastries on fine china followed by a tour of the castle. The Magic Garden Puppets will also present "Shoemaker and the Elves". Reservations required.
December 13, Family Fun Night
6:00- 8:00pm, YMCA, Tompkins St. Cortland. Holiday Happenings is the theme for this month's Family Fun Night. Climb the rock wall, bring your swimsuit for the pool! minimal charge for non Y members.
December 14, Homer Farmers' Market
9:00 - 1:00 at the building behind First Niagara Bank and the Post Office, Main Street Homer, NY.
December 15, Wassail Party
1809 House Tompkins St. Cortland
Enjoy a tour of the castle during the most festive time of the year while sipping your wassail and nibbling on some treats. The 1890 house will be in full holiday swing.
December 18, My Lyme Support Group
11:00am Blue Frog Cafe, Main Street Cortland. This group meets monthly and provides support to anyone affected by Lyme Disease. for more information contact Laurie 607-849-3170.
December 19, Caregivers Support Group
7:00 pm Cortland Regional Medical Center, 134 Homer Ave. Assembly Room. The Family Caregivers Support Group, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging, will meet on Thursday, December 19, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Open to those who provide care and support for a loved one, friend or neighbor who is 60 or older. Drop-ins are welcome and the program is free. For more information call 753-5060.
December 20, Stretching Your Budget
11:00 a.m. Cortland County Office Building Room B-1 60 Central Ave. Cortland. Kathy Hammond, Aging Services Specialist will be speaking about Stretching Your Budget: Energy Saving and Discount Programs Lunch included. this free program is sponsored by the Cortland County Area Agency on Aging. For more information call 753-5060.
December 21, Guided Nature Hike – Winter Solstice Night Hike
7 – 9 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Road.
Admission Free: Donations Appreciated
Come celebrate the official start of winter with us!! We’ll gather around the fire complete with yule log and share some traditions of the longest night of the year, then travel through dark woods to discover what animals may be about and braving the cold of this winter night. The evening will end back at the campfire with hot cocoa and marshmallow roasting. Anyone interested can make a take-home treat for the animals that inhabit their neighborhood.
Please dress appropriately. This program is best for families with children older than 6 years old.
December 31, First Light Cortland
Cortland's New Year's Eve celebration complete with fireworks, family fun, countdown and Clocktower ball drop to ring in the New Year with your loved ones. Ball drop and fireworks at midnight.
January 9, Cortland Counts Community Forum
1:00- 4:00pm Ramada Inn, 2 River St. Cortland.
Seven Valleys Health Coalition Annual Community Forum, with updates from health, youth, economic, housing and sustainability tracks. This program is open to the public and free of charge but reservations are necessary. Please call Seven Valleys Health coalition 756-4198 by January 3rd to reserve your seat.
Additional track break-out meetings will take place as follows:
(all break-out meetings will be held at SUNY Main St. 9 Main St. Cortland)
Health Track 8:30 - 10:00am
Youth Track 10:30 - Noon
Housing Track 8:30 - 10:00am
Economic Track 10:30 - Noon
Sustainability Track 8:30 - 10:00am
Public is welcome - RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY 756-4198.
January 17, Full Moon Hike
7:00 - 9:00pm Lime Hollow
January 19, Nordic Training Workshop
11:00 - 3:00 Lime Hollow
February 9, Nordic Training Workshop
11:00 - 3:00 Lime Hollow
Talking About Positive Parenting Workshop Series
sponsored by Family Fun and Resource Center
6 - 8 p.m., Cortland Family Fun and Resource Center, 29 Main St., Cortland. Covers nutrition, health and safety communication, child development and other topics of interest. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for this popular workshop series, call (607) 753-5077.
Cortland Works Career Center, 99 Main Street, Cortland
Tuesdays, 10 am to noon: Facilitated enrollment representative available, drop-ins welcome. Adult Literacy Classes, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, drop-ins welcome. Please call 607-756-7585 for more information.
Support Group schedules are posted on our Support Group page.
Submit information online to the SVHC Calendar or Where 2 Go Health Provider Directory.