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March 27th, 2015
Fish & Brew Fridays at Veraisons Restaurant
Fish & Brew Fridays at Veraisons Restaurant Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee NY 14837 800-243-5513 www.glenora.com Every Friday from 5pm – 9pm - January – April Reservations Recommended $17.95 plus tax for Fish and Beer or Wine Flight, $14.95 plus tax for Fish Fry only Enjoy beer battered fish filet with a flight of local beer or wine! Our fish fry is served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables. Event website: http://www.glenora.com/Restaurant/Fish-and-Brew-Friday


March 27th, 2015
Sip & Sparkle- Girls Night Out
Sip & Sparkle Are you ready for a night out with your best friends? Be dazzled at Miles with our Sip & Sparkle Ladies Winter Series. It is time to pull out the glasses, turn up the music, and indulge in an evening of laughing and fun. With a glass of our newest to be released Sparkling Wine, appetizers, and vendors, with jewelry, make-up, handbags, apparel, chocolates, manicures and wine charms! What could be more fun? Miles Wine Cellars & The Inn at Miles Wine Cellars Friday, February 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, February 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, March 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm With space for 50 ladies each night, this will be your night to shine! Email Lindsay at Lindsay@mileswinecellars.com Registration fee of $15.00 per person – pre paid at the time you register. We can’t wait for the fun to begin! Looking to make a night of it? Stay locally with your girlfriends. Best Western Inn and Suites- Penn Yan www.vineyardinnandsuites.com Rates beginning at $130.49 plus taxes Ramada- Geneva www.ramada.com Rates beginning at $190.00 plus taxes Harbor Hotel – Watkins Glen www.watkinsglenharborhotel.com Rates beginning at $149.00 plus taxes


March 27th, 2015
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason in Concert
Friday, March 27, 8 pm CSMA (Community School of Music and Arts) 330 E. State St./M.L. King St. Ithaca, NY 14850 Their soundtrack for Ken Burns’ PBS series The Civil War, including the haunting Ashokan Farewell, earned the couple international acclaim and a Grammy, but it’s only part of their story: film scores, renowned music and dance camps, radio shows including Prairie Home Companion and Dancing on Air, and gigs criss-crossing the country. Music from the heart: hard-driving and sweet Appalachian, Celtic, Cajun, and Klezmer fiddle tunes, stirring Civil War classics, sassy songs from the golden age of swing and country, stunning waltzes, and deeply moving original compositions. For warmth, wit, and top-notch musicianship, Jay & Molly have no equals. Tickets: Ithaca Guitar Works, Autumn Leaves, Greenstar, Bound for Glory, at www.cornellfolksong.org/ or at door. $15 adv./$17 door; $3 rebate for members, seniors, teens. Kids free. Students $5. Info: 607-351-1845.


March 28th, 2015
Inns of Aurora "Finger Lakes Wine Dinner"
Taste the very best of our region with a five paired course dinner ! $75++/person 6:30pm Reservations please. 315-364-8888 Inns of Aurora 391 Main Street Aurora, NY 13026


March 28th, 2015
10th ANNUAL WOMEN'S TEA
lOCATION:WATERLOO METHODIST CHURCH 21 E.WILLIAMS STREET, Waterloo, NY 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Attendees will be treated to a variety of Tea's, finger sandwitches, croissants, scones and sweets. A violin/guitar duet will serenade each table.There will be a presentation by our Haiti Missionaries. Admission is free. There will be a silent auction and donations are welcome. All proceeds go to support a Haitian nonenominatinal Christion Primary School Lunch Program.


March 28th, 2015
2015 Annual Spring Bazaar
Sat., April 28, 2015 from 9am to 1pm First United Methodist Church 2 Chapel St., Seneca Falls, NY Easter Basket Fillers, Baked Food Sale, Knitted & Stitched Items, Spring Craft & Gift Items. Luncheon served from 11am to 1pm: Soup & Salad Bar, Chicken Salad Wrap, Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap, Cheese & Veggie Wrap, Beverages. Cost $6 Dessert Available for purchase from Baked Goods Table. For information: 315-568-6306


March 29th, 2015
Easter Egg Hunt & Open House!
Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Open House at Flowers by Stella! Sunday, March 29th from 12-2pm Egg Hunt at 1pm Sharp! Meet & Take Photos with the Easter Bunny! Surprise Kids Entertainment! Free Family Fun Event for Kids of All Ages! Flowers by Stella 1880 Rochester Road (Route 332) Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 394-1830


March 29th, 2015
Peppermint Sewn Seeds Fashion Show
The third Peppermint Sewn Seeds fashion show will take place Sunday, March 29, at Good Luck Restaurant located at 50 Anderson Avenue in Rochester. The annual event showcases the talent of local designers in Rochester and proceeds will once again benefit Girls Rock! Rochester and Verona Street Animal Shelter. Designer and creator of the Sewn Seeds show, Tanvi Asher, will present spring ready-to-wear designs from Peppermint and her 2015 collection of handmade couture bridal gowns from Asher Bridal. According to Asher, “This year’s bridal collection will be more refined and cohesive, with romantic elements such as lace and ruching.” Fans of her ready-to-wear can expect to see clean, unpretentious looks inspired by the current normcore trend. Asher is once again collaborating with her Park Avenue neighbor, World Hair, for the show’s hair and makeup. Also returning for this year’s event will be collaborating designer, Josean Vargas, of J. Vargas. With a continuing focus on bright and vibrant color, his resort wear will take a cool refreshing dip in Caribbean waters. The collection will represent a lively, spirited woman, with different silhouettes to appeal to all body types. New to the Sewn Seeds roster is Katrina Elliott, whose work embodies an ever-changing but cohesive style. She has selected a mixture of textures, colors, prints and silhouettes inspired from the past, present, and future. Her goal is to showcase a combination of garments meant for stimulating and fresh results. A cocktail reception will precede the show at 1:00 PM and the runway show will commence at 2:00 PM. Tickets will be available on February 16 for online purchase at Good Luck’s website (http://inspiredtable.restaurantgoodluck.com) and will also be available at Peppermint. Limited VIP seating tickets are $65 and general admission is $30. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event and a portion of the show’s ticket sales will also benefit the two charities. For additional information and media inquiries, please contact Tanvi Asher at Peppermint at 585-466-4396.


April 1st, 2015
Business Planning Workshop
Corning Community College’s Small Business Development Center is offering a “Business Planning Workshop” on Wednesday,April 1st from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at CCC's Business Development Center, 24 Denison Parkway West, Room 104, Corning, NY. This seminar will discuss the necessary steps to formalize your business, legal requirements, business structure, and business plan development. Pre-registration is required by March 30th. To register or for more information, call the SBDC at 607-937-6861 or e-mail sbdc@corning-cc.edu.


April 3rd, 2015
Fish & Brew Fridays at Veraisons Restaurant
Fish & Brew Fridays at Veraisons Restaurant Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee NY 14837 800-243-5513 www.glenora.com Every Friday from 5pm – 9pm - January – April Reservations Recommended $17.95 plus tax for Fish and Beer or Wine Flight, $14.95 plus tax for Fish Fry only Enjoy beer battered fish filet with a flight of local beer or wine! Our fish fry is served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables. Event website: http://www.glenora.com/Restaurant/Fish-and-Brew-Friday


March 29th, 2015 - March 31st, 2015
Simply Steak and Potato at Veraisons Restaurant
Simply Steak & Potato at Veraisons Restaurant Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee New York 14837 www.glenora.com Call 800.243.5513 Sunday through Tuesday evenings from February 1st to April 28th 5:00 – 8:30pm Simply Steak & Potato at Veraisons Restaurant. Enjoy a Bistro Sirloin Steak (8 oz) and a twice baked potato with bacon jam for $16, plus tax & gratuity, Sunday through Tuesday evenings from February 1st to April 28th at Veraisons Restaurant! For reservations, call 800.243.5513. http://www.glenora.com/events/Simply-Steak-Potato


April 2nd, 2015 - April 9th, 2015
9th Annual Celebrity Chef Past Night
9th Annual Celebrity Guest Chef Pasta Nights 2015 Glenora Wine Cellars Veraisons Restaurant 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 800-243-5513 www.glenora.com Veraisons is open for dinner from 5:00pm-8:30pm Pasta Night is $17.95 per person, plus tax & gratuity Every Thursday, January thru April, local celebrities will be front and center to serve guests their freshly created dish of pasta. A portion of the proceeds, each evening, will be donated to the charity of the Chef’s choice. At the conclusion of the celebrity guest chef series, Glenora Wine Cellars matches the donation to the charity that brings in the most patrons. Guests Receive: Fresh Garden Salad Bread Basket Unlimited Pasta $17.95, plus tax and gratuity Let your inner Chef create the most delicious pasta dishes from an array of homemade sauces and ingredients including an meats, fresh vegetables, garlic and herbs! Celebrity Chef Pasta Night 2015 January 8th: Opening Night! January 15th: Trevor's Gift: John McNabb, Executive Chef, Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant January 22nd: Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty January 29th: Dundee Dollars for Scholars February 5th: Horseheads Central School- Boys Varsity Volleyball February 12th: Lakewood Vineyards - Monty Stamp Grape & Wine Education Fund February 19th: US Coast Guard Auxilary; Ithaca Flotilla 2-2 Inc. February 26th: Watkins Glen Central School Art Club March 5th: Defense for Devon March 12th: Schuyler Humane Society March 19th: Live Like Liz March 26th: Keuka Arts Festival April 2nd: Schuyler Hospital April 9th: Spirit of Schuyler April 16th: Schuyler County Historical Society April 23rd: Children's Miracle Network April 30th: Cobblestone Spring's Interested in becoming apart of our Celebrity Chef Series? Contact Emily Edsall at 1-800-243-5513 ext. 306 today! Event Website: http://www.glenora.com/Restaurant/9th-Annual-Pasta-Night


February 20th, 2015 - April 3rd, 2015
Lent Fish Dinners
The Sons of the American Legion 1107 in Union Springs are holding their annual Lent Fish Dinners. They are every Friday night through Lent, from 5pm to 8pm, at the American Legion Post 1107 on Schobey St. in Union Springs.


January 16th, 2015 - March 27th, 2015
NEW! T'ai Chi Chih Ongoing
Open to all students--current or former-- of T'ai Chi Chih. 5:30-6:30 pm Fridays. $3 per session benefits SmartHealth 501 (3c). Total Wellness Center 5631 W. Genesee St., Camillus NY Register 315-468-2422


January 21st, 2015 - April 10th, 2015
FREE Tax Assistance
FREE tax assistance is being offered to Seneca County residents through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. VITA is free of charge for low to moderate income taxpayers with an annual income of $53,000 or less. Basic taxes are prepared by IRS trained and certified volunteers that are donating their time. The VITA program has 2 sites in Seneca County located in Waterloo and Interlaken. Call the appropriate site to be placed on the wait list. When our schedule is in place we will contact you to set up an appointment. Seneca County Workforce Development 1 DiPronio Drive Waterloo, NY 315-539-1905 Interlaken Public Library 8390 Main Street Interlaken, NY 607-532-4341


December 19th, 2014 - March 27th, 2015
Winter Soup Sales
Seneca Falls United Methodist Church, 2 Chapel St., Pick up Fridays from Noon to 1PM or the next Sunday after worship services. Fri., Dec. 19 - Chicken Vegetable Fri., Jan. 2 - Beef Vegetable Fri., Jan. 16 - Italian Wedding Fri., Jan. 30 - Chili Fri., Feb. 13 - Chicken Corn Chowder Fri., Feb. 27 - Minestrone Fri., March 13 - Tomato Orzo Fri., March 27 - Potato Ham Soup $5/quart; Chili $6/quart. To order, call Maria Fowler at 315-568-8067 or email mfowler527@yahoo.com


March 20th, 2015 - December 31st, 2015
Knights Challenged $5,000 Matching Donations
Waterloo….St. Francis-St. Clare’s Knights of Columbus are in the process of raising thousands of dollars to purchase a new ultrasound machine for Care Net Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes. PCC Director Doreen Teed explains, "After the Knights raise the first $5000.00, an anonymous benefactor has agreed to make a matching donation of $5000.00!" In 2014 the Pregnancy Care Center located at 551 Exchange Street in Geneva served 584 clients, performed 61 ultrasounds and 102 pregnancy tests. Care Net PCC survives by private donations and has no government support. Teed states, "We are able to help women in unplanned or crisis pregnancies and provide education on abortion alternatives, including parenting and adoption.". Donations/checks can be made to Knights of Columbus Ultrasound and mailed to Care Net PCC of the FL, PO Box 733, Geneva, NY 14456. For more information call Tom Connors at 315-506-8777.


March 20th, 2015 - December 31st, 2015
Knights Challenged $5,000 Matching Donations
Waterloo….St. Francis-St. Clare’s Knights of Columbus are in the process of raising thousands of dollars to purchase a new ultrasound machine for Care Net Pregnancy Care Center of the Finger Lakes. PCC Director Doreen Teed explains, "After the Knights raise the first $5000.00, an anonymous benefactor has agreed to make a matching donation of $5000.00!" In 2014 the Pregnancy Care Center located at 551 Exchange Street in Geneva served 584 clients, performed 61 ultrasounds and 102 pregnancy tests. Care Net PCC survives by private donations and has no government support. Teed states, "We are able to help women in unplanned or crisis pregnancies and provide education on abortion alternatives, including parenting and adoption.". Donations/checks can be made to Knights of Columbus Ultrasound and mailed to Care Net PCC of the FL, PO Box 733, Geneva, NY 14456. For more information call Tom Connors at 315-506-8777.

Tundra Swan
" Tundra Swan "
A tundra swan takes flight at the Mud Lock north of Cayuga Lake on Thursday afternoon.

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