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Madison County briefs

Grandparent support group

The Madison County Office for the Aging has a "Relatives as Parents" support group. This support group is for older people who find themselves in the role of parenting again. The group is open to share thoughts about the stresses and rewards of raising a grandchild or other child relative. Topics include learning to negotiate the various systems: school, courts, social services and others.

The group meets the second Thursday of every month from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Office for the Aging on Dominick Bruno Boulevard in Canastota.

For more information, call 697-5700 or (866) 220-2009.

Red Cross plans fund-raiser

Join the Madison-Oneida Chapter of the American Red Cross as it hosts the 6th annual Golf Classic on Thursday Sept. 11. The captain and crew tournament will be held on Colgate University's Seven Oaks Golf Course, 2 East Lake Road in Hamilton. Teams can sign-in from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Golfers are advised to be in their carts for a shot gun start at noon. Prizes will be awarded.

Registration forms can be obtained at the Red Cross office, 100 Washington Ave., Oneida, on the chapter's website at madisononeidaredcross.org, or by calling the chapter at 363-2900 or (800) 915-1372. A box lunch and awards dinner will be included for each golfer. Guest tickets for the dinner are available for purchase in advance using the registration form. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card. Sponsors are always welcome and can call the chapter office for details. The Chapter also will accept any door prize donations (tax deductible) for the event. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to support the local Red Cross Chapter.

Hop fest begins with paired brew dinner

The 13th Annual Madison County Hop Fest weekend starts with a paired brew dinner on Sept. 12 at the Ye Olde Landmark Tavern in Bouckville. The four-course meal created by CIA trained chef will be paired with brews from Cooperstown Brewery.

Tickets sell for $40 each. For information on course selection, or to pre-register, visit mchs1900.org or call the Madison County Historical Society at 363-4136. Tickets are limited. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 5.

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