March 22

Ethnic Dinner at St. Cyril’s Center, 148 Clinton St., Binghamton; 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Halupki, pierogi, kielbasa, haluski, homemade desserts, and hot dogs for the kids. Takeout available. Adults $12; children 5-12 $4.

April 18

“The Way of Peace” Annual Day of Renewal for the Separated & Divorced, presented by the Office of Family/Respect Life Ministry, at Christ the King Retreat House, 500 Brookford Rd., Syracuse; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Father John Rose will deliver an uplifting and enlightening keynote, shining the tender light of God’s mercy and forgiveness into our circumstances. There will be empowering workshops on timely topics such as “Helping Our Children,” “Discerning a Path Forward,” “The Dating Game,” and “Coping with Grief.” Retreatants will be able to talk one-on-one with Father Rose, who will offer spiritual and practical guidance. The day will culminate in a healing Closing Liturgy. A light breakfast and delicious buffet-style lunch will be served. Registration fee is only $50 and includes all activities. Tuition sponsorship is available to help those in need. To register visit or reach out to Deacon Dean Brainard — or (315) 472-6754 — for more information. All are welcome!

May 2

Kentucky Derby Party, presented by Father Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society, at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 E. Onondaga St., Syracuse; 5-10 p.m. Guests will be called to the post to view the race live and pick a pony, enjoy a delicious buffet of derby-themed food and a whiskey & cigar bar, dance to live music performed by the legendary band Atlas, have the chance to win fabulous basket raffle prizes, attend after parties at the hotel, and so much more! Spring cocktail attire — fancy hats and bowties encouraged. Tickets $95 per person; $950 for table of 10. To purchase tickets, call (315) 422-7218 or visit

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