Making tracks for celiac at Jamesville Beach

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— Runners and walkers will gather at Jamesville Beach Park this weekend to help Central New Yorkers suffering from celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine. People who have it must adopt gluten-free diets.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the Celiac Walk begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Jamesville Beach Park. Participants can either walk one mile or run a five-kilometer cross country course.

Registration fee is $20 for adults or $8 for children ages 12 and younger. Everyone who registers gets a T-shirt, and there will be gluten-free food samples offered by local restaurants and businesses along with games, bubbles and face-painting for kids. Participants are encouraged to bring gluten-free non-perishable food items to donate to the Food Bank of CNY; 699-2509.

Pro Baseball: Red Wings swoop in

The Syracuse Chiefs host the Durham Bulls at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, and then Thruway rivals the Rochester Red Wings swoop into Alliance Bank Stadium for International League games at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, and noon on Monday, May 14.

Durham is the top farm team of the American League’s Tampa Bay Rays, the Red Wings are affiliated with the Minnesota Twins, and the Chiefs are the Triple-A farmhands of the Washington Nationals.

Field-level ticket prices at ABS range from $9 to $20, while upper-deck seats cost $8, and $4 for kids and seniors. Parking costs $5 per vehicle; 474-7833; syracusechiefs.com.

Local History: Historical Onondaga Lake

When the French ventured to the land of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) in the mid-1650s to build a mission, the site they chose was a little lake called Gannentaha. Today we know it as Onondaga Lake.

Local historian Jon Anderson will play the part of a 17th Century Jesuit missionary to shed light on those long-ago events at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., in Liverpool. The presentation is free.

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