The Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural Series will host “An Evening with Boston Marathon Survivor Roseann Sdoia, Author of ‘Perfect Strangers,’” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Schafer Theater, Information Technology Building, at the College’s Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive. Admission is $5 general, $2 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students.

As Sdoia waited to watch her friend cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, she had no idea her life was about to change — that in a matter of minutes she would look up from the sidewalk, burned and deaf, staring at a detached foot, screaming for help amid the smoke around her. In the chaos of the minutes that followed, three people would enter Sdoia’s life and change it forever. Today, as a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and amputee, Sdoia is making great strides in changing the lives of others. For more information, visit 

Tickets for all Cultural Series events can be purchased in person at the MVCC Box Office, Information Technology Building room 106, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at the College Stores on the Utica and Rome Campuses; online any time at; or over the phone by calling 315-731-5721. Most Cultural Series events are $5 or less to the general public and many are free. Events include concerts, comedians, lectures, film screenings and discussions, workshops, family fun events, and more. The Cultural Series is brought to you by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee. The series maintains a major social media presence that can be followed on Facebook at “MVCC Cultural Series.” For the complete series lineup and ticket sales, visit