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Wednesday, March 27th





Cook WIth ALLIE and Karen BiSHOP 

Via ZOOM @ 6:30pm 

Join the fun Wednesdays via ZOOM to learn new recipes that our friends with Down syndrome can prepare safely and enjoy.

Karen and Allie Bishop will be leading each cooking class. All classes are FREE. The ingredients are provided by 21 Club. We will be preparing kits for each person and delivering them to you on Mondays ahead of time. Registration in advance will be required for each class so preparations can be made.

Please RSVP by the Friday before each class so we can gather supplies and deliver what you will need.  If this is your first time joining us, please include the participant's age and any food allergies or sensitivities we should be aware of 


Ladies Night

May 1st @ 6:30pm

Baggs Square Brewing Company

Join us for Ladies Night on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30pm @ Baggs Square Brewing Company in Utica.  All are welcome!  We will be assembling Lego flower kits!  Please RSVP by April 17th so we can order the kits. $5 for members and $10 for non-members.  There will be light appetizers included.  You can pay through 21 Club VENMO or the Pay Pal link at the top of this page. Hope to see you there!

Guys Night

May 10th @ 5:00pm

Utica Club Brewing

Join us for Guys Night on Friday, May 10th at 5:00pm @ Utica Club Brewing in Utica.  All are welcome!  We will be touring the brewery. There will be some light appetizers as well.  Please RSVP by May 5th. $25 per person to help cover the cost of the tour and food. You can pay through 21 Club VENMO or the Pay Pal link at the top of this page. Hope to see you there!


Literacy Tutoring

Check out our Spring Literacy Program!

Open doors for your loved one by opening a book.  Reading leads to better speech, success at school, and opportunities in life.  Take advantage of our literacy program and get your child started reading or improve current reading skills.  Our 6 week program will start in April.  

The focus of this program is to provide literacy support and reading instruction to individuals with Down syndrome.  Participants and tutors will be matched based on mutual availability, and will meet once a week for an hour of one-on-one instruction for six weeks.  Tutors will be responsible for creating lesson plans and assessing participants.  The Utica Public Library has resources for tutors to utilize, including an array of leveled readers and the ability to duplicate or laminate materials and make personalized books for participants.  Participants can meet with their tutor at a location and time that works best for their schedule.  


Any questions? Contact our literacy program coordinator, Heidi McManus by e-mailing her HERE or calling her at 315-735-2279 ext. 220.


July 11, 2024

Family Picnic


Chadwicks Donovan Memorial Park


9400 Elm Street, Chadwicks, NY



 This event is FREE for all 21 Club families.   The food will be from Piggy Pat's BBQ.  A photographer, will be taking family photos for our annual 21 Club Calendar.  (When you arrive, you can sign up for a time for your family photo.) A calendar pre-order form will be available at the merchandise table at the picnic.  We ask that all calendars be pre-paid so we don't order too many.  Calendars are $20 each.  Down syndrome merchandise will be available for purchase.  

We look forward to welcoming our families and friends for this fun event! 



The 21 Club Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 1, 2024 

Delta Hotels by MaRriott           grande Ballroom

200 genesee Street, UtIca

Starting At 3:30pm

 Santa is coming to town for our 21 Club Holiday celebration.  Check your e-mail in November for the details and the invitation! Not on our e-mail list?  Need an invite?  Click HERE.

September 2024 

 Buddy Walk



Our friends at  Upstate Cerebral Palsy will be sponsoring the Buddy Walk this year at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY.  There will be a walk around the campus, and activities for the kids.  

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