The Junior League of Syracuse Moves Holiday Shoppes Online

Looking to get started on your holiday shopping? Holiday Shoppes, the Junior League of Syracuse’s annual fundraiser, is returning for its 25th year – in a virtual format.

Visit the JLS’ Facebook page,, from November 6-8 for videos, merchant features and shopping links.

WonderWorks Syracuse offers free admission for essential workers

Are you an essential worker?

WonderWorks is offering free admission through November 20 – just fill out the form on its website and provide a paystub or work ID at the box office. Essential workers can also receive a discounted rate ($12) for as many as three guests.

“We recognize the value and importance of essential workers during the pandemic, and the role they played in keeping our community going through providing the resources we all needed,” said Nicole Montgomery, general manager of WonderWorks Syracuse, in a press release. “We hope that with the promotion, they will take the opportunity to come unwind and take a much-deserved break; we’re so appreciative of all their hard work and dedication!”

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Fairmount Community Library introduces homeschool curriculum packets

Do you have a child in Pre-K through second grade? The Fairmount Community Library is now offering homeschool curriculum packets, which include lesson plans, activities and more. Registration is required.

“When we heard that many local families decided to keep their children home from preschool this fall, we started to ask if there was a gap that the library could fill,” said Brenda Shea, Director of the Fairmount Community Library, in a press release. “Our team discussed supplying monthly curriculum packets that we could print on demand based on the need in the community. We brainstormed offering an online preschool experience, so children still feel like they are in a class setting. Our teacher, Miss Karen, discusses weather, seasons, holidays and basics such as letters and numbers once a week. We are already getting positive feedback from our families who tell us they love this opportunity.”

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