“The Gorge Ride” to help fight animal cruelty, presented by Lainey’s Army to benefit Road To Home Animal Rescue. Registration starts at 8am at 809 Broad Street in Utica, leaving at 10am for Pixley Falls. Music by the band Vinyl 45, food trucks, and raffles. $30 driver, $10 rider. Drivers save $5 by pre-registering. Call George at 315-601-3496. Rain date Sunday, July 29.
Loaves and Fishes Outreach Center, 401 N. Washington St., Rome is having a "Crawfish Festival" and Southern BBQ. Crawfish Festival Friday, Southern BBQ Satuday. Nothing is as unique to Cajuns as eating crawfish during festival weekend. You'll enjoy tasting crawfish prepared in every imaginable way—boiled, in a pie or jambalaya, and crawdogs, along with other Cajun favorites: alligator, shrimp, gumbo, and red beans and rice, just to name a few. Southern BBQ: Ribs or Chicken, collard greens, and cornbread. It's our kickoff to get a new building campaign — we lost our building. Our Soup Kitchen goal this year is to try and secure funding to stay open. 315-281-6437.