Irish up: Syracusans can support the St. Patrick’s Parade even before parade day at a fundraiser this Sunday at Kitty Hoynes.
Madison County is developing a new farm guide to help connect costumers with farmers who produce food and other agricultural products for retail sale. If your farm or farm shop is open to the public, it qualifies for a listing. Farmers who sell only through farmers markets will not be listed, but the markets will. The listing is free. If you want to be included, contact the Madison County Agricultural Economic Development Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension at 684-3001, Ext. 125, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dribbles and Divas
Buy your tickets today for two courtside seats for the 2011-2012 Syracuse University men’s basketball season to benefit Syracuse Opera. Tickets cost $35 or four for $100, and the winning ticket will be drawn Oct. 25. To purchase yours, call 475-5915 or visit www.syracuseopera.com.
The Polish Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for 10 scholarships, which will be awarded during the June 10 to 12 Polish Festival, held in Clinton Square. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 15. Scholarship applications are available at www.polishscholarship.com; students of Polish descent who have resided in Cayuga, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego counties for at least two years, and who have been accepted to a college, university or training school for full-time study are eligible. For more information, call 678-2775.
A fundraiser to support Syracuse’s St. Patrick’s Parade is scheduled for Sunday, March 6, at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub, 301 W. Fayette St. From noon to 6 p.m., revelers can enjoy Irish entertainment and door prizes.
The parade steps off from Clinton Square at noon on Saturday, March 12, with grand marshal Richard Walsh. Parade-goers are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to the parade for placement in barrels located along the route. The food benefits the Food Bank of Central New York and the Interreligious Food Consortium.
Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door. For more information, call 427-5882.
Yet another sign that spring is about to, um, spring, it’s time to move the trout out of Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery and into area waterways. The county park, at 1672 Route 321, Elbridge, seeks volunteers to help stock fish in local streams, lakes and ponds, from March 22 through May 19, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers need to commit for the entire day, must be at least 18 years old, and be able to lift 50 pounds. If you’re interested, call 689-9367.