The Community Activity Center is open daily and offers various activities for residents and visitors. There are bowling lanes and billiards tables and there is a gymnasium, upstairs event space, concession stand and youth center. Please see the information below about special events, ongoing programs and facility rentals and stop by or call (315) 363-6525 for more information.
Calendar of Events- *Please note- the calendar is updated regularly and events are subject to change.
Upcoming Special Events
VVS Education Foundation Garage & Pie Sale– April 27, 9am-1pm- Many great items including furniture, housewares, kids toys and more, homemade pies, raffles
Thread Bears Quilters’ Guild Show- May 4, 10am-5pm, May 5, 11am-4pm, $5/entry, with QCNYS Passport $4
Sherrill Garden Club Plant Sale– May 18, 8am-1pm, Many plants, homemade baked goods and some household items.
Indoor Walking– Open to all, weekday mornings, 8-9am.
Kids Time– Children ages 5 and younger who are supervised by an adult can enjoy indoor play in the gym weekdays, 10am-12pm. This program may be cancelled some days due to special events. Call for updates. There are some toys available and we’re adding to our collection- Look for more coming soon!
Free Family Open Gym Time- for residents, Mondays & Tuesdays- 5-6pm. Kids 14 & under must be supervised.
Open Gym- The gym can be used for basketball etc. when it’s not in use for other events. $3/person/ hour, kids 14 & under must be supervised.
Pool Tables- Call for information about adult leagues. Anyone 16 or older can play when the CAC is open and tables are available. $2/half-hour
Ongoing Classes, Groups and Events
-Bone Builders-Strength Training for the Older Adult, 9am, Contact Polly, (315) 404-4829, $1.50/class.
-Community Fine Arts Guild- Join this group of artists 9am-12pm to paint, share ideas, and for critique.
-Craft & Chat- On the 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday of the month, 11am-2pm, join this group to create any craft.
–Dog Socialization Classes– There are free classes from 6-7pm Thursday evenings year round for anyone who wants to bring their dog. Beginning April 11 classes will take place behind the Town of Vernon offices at 4305 Peterboro Street, until early fall. Classes take place at the Community Activity Center, 139 East Hamilton Ave early fall-late Spring. Contact Debbie Martin, (315) 829-3454 for more information.
Oneida County Office for the Aging Mobile Hours- The Office for the Aging provides mobile hours to provide people an opportunity to meet with a representative right in their communities. A representative will be onsite at the CAC Thursday April 25 at 12:30pm, and May 9, June 6 & July 11 at 11am. Please contact Emily, (315) 768-3623 for information. *Please note, these hours replace the previously scheduled hours that took place on the first Wednesday of the month. A representative will NOT be at the CAC on the first Wednesday of the month.
Youth Center Information- VVS students in grades 4-12 are invited to attend the City of Sherrill Youth Center at the Sherrill Community Activity Center, 139 East Hamilton Ave, October-March. Youth Center will be open Mondays & Tuesdays from 6-9pm for students in grades 4-6 and Fridays & Saturdays from 6:30-10pm for students in grades 7-12. Special events and schedule changes will be posted at the CAC.
Youth Center is a supervised program. During Youth Center students may participate in activities such as basketball, volleyball, computer use, etc. in the gym and the youth center. All students who attend youth center must sign in when they arrive and sign out when they leave. Once signed in, students may not leave the building until they leave youth center for the evening. Students must be respectful of one another, the equipment, the staff and facilities. Youth Center staff will communicate with students and parents to address any issues that arise throughout the season.
All parents who have children who attend youth center must fill out a form which is available to download below. In addition, students must sign a code of conduct to acknowledge behavioral expectations. Students, including guests, who do not live in the City of Sherrill or the Town of Vernon must purchase a ticket or season pass to attend youth center. Tickets and passes are available at the CAC for $5/night or $30/10 nights or season passes may be purchased for $75/individual or $125/family. Youth Center Information and Registration 2018
*Youth center ended for the season on Friday March 15 for kids in grades 7-12 and on Tuesday March 26 for kids in grades 4-6. Thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our staff. We anticipate making some changes to youth center for next season. If you have suggestions or would like more information please contact Sara Getman, (315) 363-6525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bowling Information- The CAC offers open bowling hours and there are leagues for kids and adults at the CAC September-June. League meetings and sign ups for fall leagues take place in the late summer and early fall and for spring leagues in the late winter and early spring. Please see below or call for more information.
Spring Break Open Bowling Hours & Specials
Wednesday April 17 & Friday April 19 10:30am-5pm
*From 12-2pm kids 14 & under bowl free and everyone else pays $5 for two games and shoes (limit 2 games).
End of Season Open Bowling Hours
Friday April 26 6-10pm
Saturdays April 20 & 27 12-5pm
Sunday April 28 12-5pm
$3.25/game & $1/shoes
Bowling Tournament- Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 CAC Bowling Tournament! Thank you to Scott Salisbury for all of his efforts to publicize the tournament, welcome and register bowlers, tally scores and so much more to make the tournament a success. Thank you also to all of the other volunteers and employees who were part of the tournament for their efforts as well! Congratulations to the winners! Please see the final standings here- 2019 Bowling Tournament Final Standings
Birthdays, Parties and Private Events- The gym or upstairs room are available to rent for bowling birthday parties, baby showers, graduation parties or other private events. See below for details and call with questions and for availability.
Rental and Bowling Fees
|Gym or Upstairs Room||$40 resident/$50 non-resident/per hour
$30 non-profit/class/organization/per hour
Off Season (approximately May-August)$50 resident/$60 non-resident/per hour
|Gym or Upstairs Room
For Bowling Party
Bowling Fee for Parties
|$30 resident/$40 non-resident/per hour
$20 non-profit/class/organization/per hour
$4.25/1 game & shoes/per person
For Kids 6 and Under Only
|$100 resident/$120 non-resident
Fee is for 2 hours of gym use including use of 1 small bounce house, roller coaster toy, balls, etc.
*Bounce House is for kids 6 and under only, 4 kids at a time and Roller Coaster is for kids 6 and under with a maximum weight of 75 lbs. Proper use of equipment and supervision by adults 21 or over is required.
|Adult Bowling League Fee||$9.50/3 games|
|Youth & Senior Groups & League Fees
$5.50/2 games- Thursday & Saturday Kids Leagues
$8.25/3 games- Saturday Kids/Sunday Junior/Thursday Morning Senior Leagues
|Senior Bowling Discount||$2/game, Wednesdays 10am-12pm only
-Individuals may arrive 30 minutes before their reservation to set up. CAC staff will be assisting with any cleanup from the previous event during this time. If individuals need more set up time they must rent the space for additional time. Individuals must plan to clean up and remove all materials and vacate the room by the end of their rental time. There are usually many reservations and this will allow everyone to have a positive experience and stay on schedule. For bowling events individuals will use the gym or upstairs room first and then bowl. When individuals start to bowl they must remove everything from the room so that it can be setup for another event.
-Individuals reserving the space must pay a deposit at time of reservation equal to 1 hour of the rental fee. This deposit is non-refundable. If the reservation must be cancelled, the individual must do so 72 hours in advance. If the cancellation is made less than 72 hours in advance or the individual does not show up the individual will be billed.
-The gym may be used for “open gym” for basketball, etc. when it’s available. The gym may not be reserved for “open gym”. The fee for open gym is $3/per person/per hour.
-Organizations and individuals who are holding classes or using bounce houses or other equipment from other vendors must provide liability insurance.
-Policies, rates, availability etc. are subject to change.