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December 1st, 2015
Women's Roles in the Civil War
At the Geneva Public Library at 6PM, Rebecca Budinger-Mulhearn, Director, Avon Free Library presents: Women's Roles in the Civil War. During the American Civil War, as men were called to the front to fight, women were forced to re-evaluate their traditional roles as wives, mothers, and home-keepers. Join us as we explore what life was like for women of the 1860s and the many ways in which they stepped-up and out of those traditional roles to support their soldiers, families, and society in this tumultuous time. Contact Chris Finger at or 315-789-5303 ext. 106 for more information. Geneva Public Library 244 N. Main St. Geneva, NY 14456

December 2nd, 2015
The Basics: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
At the Geneva Public Library at 5:30PM, learn about aging, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease; the diagnostic process; the latest research and how to connect with community resources. Contact Kelsy Hibbard-Baker at or 315-789-5303 ext. 102 for more information. Geneva Public Library, 244 N. Main St. Geneva, NY 14456

December 2nd, 2015
DIY Sock Snowman
At the Geneva Public Library, get in the spirit of winter by making this cute snowman to brighten up your home. The Library will provide all the supplies and instructions, as well as some holiday music and refreshments. Stop by anytime between 5:30 and 6:45. This is a no-sew craft and is open to all ages, but parents/guardians may want to help younger children with scissors, pins, and super glue. Registration is required so we know how many supplies to purchase at Contact Kelsy Hibbard-Baker at or 315-789-5303 ext. 102 for more information. Geneva Public Library, 244 N. Main St. Geneva, NY 14456

December 2nd, 2015
Garth Fagan Dance Home Season
Event Title: Garth Fagan Dance Home Season Event Place: Nazareth College Arts Center, Rochester, NY Event Description: Internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance brings “power, grace and its unique brand of high-octane ebullience”(Fjord Review) to the Nazareth College Arts Center for seven performances. Enjoy premieres from both Garth Fagan and Norwood Pennewell as well as new productions from the Company’s 45 year history. Experience the “rare delight” of Fagan’s choreograph, with its “effortless jumps…quicksilver turns and jaw-dropping balances” (Fresh Pencil; LA Times). Wednesday, December 2nd is Patron Night. Ticket includes preferred seating and a VIP reception following the performance. Performance Dates and Times: December 2 at 7:30 pm December 3 at 8:00 pm December 4 at 8:00 pm December 5 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm December 6 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm Location: Nazareth Arts Center 4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618 Price: $15 - $55 (Student & Senior discounts available) $150 Patron Night ONLY (Dec. 2nd) Contact: Leona Rossi 585-454-3260 Ticket Information: (585) 454-3260

December 2nd, 2015
Doug's Fish Fry To Go
Doug's Fish Fry To Go Bake Sale Wednesday-Dec. 2nd 11AM-6PM Port Byron Central School Parking Lot Route 31E Port Byron, NY Sponsored by Port Byron 1st United Methodist Church

December 2nd, 2015
Medicare Plans Seminar
Location: Marriott Courtyard Carrier Circle (6415 Yorktown Cir.) East Syracuse,NY Time: 1:00 PM Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free 1 hour Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to or call toll-free at 1-866-906-5127 TTY/TDD users call 1-800-421-1220.

December 3rd, 2015
Spa Gifts for Christmas
Give your family and friends the gift of luxurious spa products in this hands-on workshop! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 6:30—7:30 pm Cost: FREE Program Type: Family

December 3rd, 2015
Ballots and Bloomers
This event is the kickoff to the Geneva Public Library's Famous Author Series, sponsored by the Foundation for Geneva Public Library. Dr. Norman Dann will speak on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 pm in the Geneva Library Reading Room about his latest publication, Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade: The Story of Elizabeth Smith Miller. The presentation will include reflections on the substantial time he spent in Geneva researching the book. Contact Chris Finger at or 315-789-5303 ext. 106 for more information. Geneva Public Library, 244 N. Main St. Geneva, NY 14456

December 4th, 2015
Holiday Open House & 1960's History Harvest
In conjunction with Geneva Night Out on Friday, December 4, the Geneva Historical Society will hold a Holiday Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Geneva History Museum. The house will be decorated for the Christmas season and there will be 1960s-style holiday treats and ornament-making activities during the evening. During the event, the Historical Society will also be conducting a History Harvest to collect material related to Geneva during the 1960s. The Historical Society is seeking items that help tell the story of the community during this turbulent decade. The staff is interested in photographs, documents and objects available for loan or donation. A scanner will be set up that night to make digital copies of materials that can be scanned. For more information about adding to our collection visit our website. The History Harvest and exhibits will be held at the Geneva History Museum, 543 South Main Street, Geneva, N.Y. Parking is on the street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot across the street. For more information call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151.

December 5th, 2015
Holiday Book Crafts
Join us at the Geneva Public Library anytime between 10AM-2PM on December 5th for a day of crafting and fun, just in time for the holidays. Make something for your home, or a gift to give. All supplies will be provided, all you have to do is bring your imagination. Please register for this event at Contact Susie Flick at or 315-789-5303 ext. 103 for more information. Geneva Public Library, 244 N. Main St. Geneva, NY 14456

December 5th, 2015
Christmas in Aurora
Join the charming village of Aurora as it comes to life with caroling, trimmed trees,hot cocoa and more. Take advantage of shopping specials throughout the village. Activities run from 10am to 7pm. More information at

December 5th, 2015
Wintercraft: Open House & Holiday Sale
Join us for our Open House & Holiday Sale! • Free fun for families and people of all ages • Letterpress print your own greeting cards and gift tags • Capture the memories with a holiday portrait • Watch live pottery demonstrations • Create ceramic ornaments • Shop for unique, handmade gifts in our gallery

December 5th, 2015
Holiday Nature Craft Extravaganza
Come build a bird feeder with us! These wooden bird feeders are great looking, and will give your family many years of enjoyment as you feed your feathered friends! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, December 5th, 2:30—3:30 pm Cost: $5.00 per bird feeder Program Type: Family

December 5th, 2015
Prohibition Era Cocktail Party - Inns of Aurora
Join us for our annual Prohibition Era Cocktail party featuring prohibition-era inspired cocktails, all made with locally crafted spirits from Finger Lakes Distillery. Rowland House will be transformed into an action-filled speakeasy with a live jazz band (beginning at 8pm), poker, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion and party like it's 1933! $75 per person including tax & gratuity. For an additional $250 per couple stay overnight at one of the Inns of Aurora guestrooms. Contact the Inns of Aurora at 315-364-8888 for reservations or visit

December 5th, 2015
Ithaca Community Orchestra Concert: Orchestral Soundscapes
The Ithaca Community Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. James Mick, will perform a concert entitled “Orchestral Soundscapes” at 4:00 PM on December 5th at the Hangar Theatre. The orchestra will present the premiere of the Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra by Ithaca composer Josh Oxford, with Emily Ickes playing the solo marimba.  Though written for orchestra, the concerto draws on musical styles that stretch from the Baroque era to the twenty-first century.  Josh is an accomplished composer and performer, having formed and led his own jazz fusion group, the Oxtet, as well as writing various solo and chamber works.  This concerto is the second piece he has written for the Ithaca Community Orchestra. The program will also feature Bizet's lush Suite No. 2 from L'Arlesienne, Saint-Saëns' thrilling Danse Macabre, and Rimsky-Korsakov's megalithic Russian Easter Festival Overture. The public is invited to attend a reception held directly after the concert.  A recommended donation of $5 will be accepted at the door, and children are admitted free of charge.

December 5th, 2015
Seneca Falls Library Cookie Walk & Holiday Bazaar
The Seneca Falls Library Cookie Walk Fundraiser will be held on December 5, 2015 from 10am to 2pm at the library. The event will include the following activities: • The Cookie Walk: Revelers can purchase a box and fill them with their homemade cookies of choice donated by local bakers. • The Mini Holiday Tree Contest: A Creative contest that is open to all! Attendees can choose to vote on their favorite tree as they make their way around the Cookie Walk. If you would like to make a tree the guidelines are the following: o Individuals, friends, families, and organizations can compete. o Create a tree with any materials or any theme! o Your tree should be of a size that can easily be displayed on a table top. o Bring your tree to the library by 8pm on December 4th. o The winner gets a prize! • Raffles: Items donated by local businesses will be raffled. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. • Holiday Craft Vendors: Craft vendors will be stationed on the mezzanine and on the first floor conference room. Get some of your holiday shopping done early! • Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided on a first come/ first serve basis. • Entrance to the event is free! Address: Seneca Falls Library 47 Cayuga Street Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Phone: 315-568-8265 Fax: 315-568-1606 Email: Contact: Meghan Molloy Hours of Availability: Monday- Saturday, 10am to 8pm; Sunday 2pm-5pm Website:

December 5th, 2015
Wassail Bowl
The Wassail Bowl Committee of the Geneva Historical Society will present the 47th annual Wassail Bowl Sale on Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place in Geneva. This is a great opportunity to get fresh wreaths and greens for the holiday, including kissing balls, table decorations and tree ornaments. Handcrafted items, baked goods, attic treasures, and gently used Christmas decorations will also be sold. Samples of wassail, a traditional spiced cider, will be given out at the event.

December 6th, 2015
Pancake Breakfast
All you can eat pancake breakfast at the Geneva American Legion, 1115 Lochland Road. Enjoy pancakes, bacon, sausage, ham, potatoes, eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, fruit, pastries, juice, coffee. Adults $8, children 5-12 yrs, $5. 9 a.m. to noon. Public welcome!

December 6th, 2015
Pancake Breakfast
All you can eat pancake breakfast at the American Legion post 396, 1115 Lochland Road, Geneva, NY 9 a.m. to noon. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, potatoes, ham, sausage, bacon, pastries, fruit, sausage gravy/biscuits, juice, coffee. Adults $8; children 5 & under $5.

December 6th, 2015
Santa Is Coming
During our first Sunday of the Month All you can eat pancake breakfast December 6: Santa is coming! Santa is coming! Santa will be at the Geneva American Legion between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. to discuss Christmas wishes and will have a gift for all ""good" children who are present. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles are also welcome to bring a wrapped gift for Santa to present to their "special one". So come and enjoy a nice breakfast and visit with Santa. Open to the public!!!

December 7th, 2015
Medicare Plans Seminar
Location: Ramada Inn (2310 Triphammer Rd.) Ithaca,NY Time: 10:30 AM Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free 1 hour Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to or call toll-free at 1-866-906-5127 TTY/TDD users call 1-800-421-1220.

December 7th, 2015
The Marriage of Art and Science: A One-of-a-Kind Mural of Birds
What: Monday Night Seminar When: December 7, 7:30 p.m. Where: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca Speaker: Jane Kim, artist Description: A spectacular 3,000 square-foot mural covering an entire wall of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center is nearly complete. In this presentation, artist and founder of Ink Dwell studio Jane Kim will discuss her two-and-a-half-year process leading to the creation of this modern masterpiece. Her work showcases 271 species from all modern bird families and their prehistoric ancestors painted in exacting detail. Admission: Free Contact: (800) 843-2473,

December 8th, 2015
Geneva & the Civil War
Kerry Lippincott, Executive Director of the Geneva Historical Society, presents "Geneva & the Civil War" on December 8th from 6-7 PM at the Geneva Public Library. The Civil War (1861 – 1865) touched every community in the United States. Villages far away from battlefields debated if the Union and the Confederacy should go to war, who should lead as President, and for what cause the war was being fought. As months turned to years, more men went to war and returned maimed, or died and were buried far from home. The causes and outcomes of the war are still debated 150 years later. Based on the Geneva Historical Society's exhibit, Now Is The Time of Our Country's Need: Geneva and the Geneva War, this program will examine how the war affected Geneva. Contact Chris Finger at or 315-789-5303 ext. 106 for more information. Geneva Public Library, 244 N. Main St. Geneva, NY 14456

December 3rd, 2015 - December 4th, 2015
Christmas Cooking Class
Please join us The Rowland House, 453 Main Street, Aurora, New York, for Christmas baking with our expert bakers from Dories bakery. Learn decorating tips for your tree and home. Includes instruction class, dinner, and room. Price is $450 per couple.

December 4th, 2015 - December 5th, 2015
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR at Cayuga Ridge Health & Residential Community, 1229 Trumansburg Road (Rte. 96), Ithaca, NY 14850 on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm each day. Please join our 40 crafters and vendors for your Holiday Shopping.

October 25th, 2015 - December 5th, 2015
Deer hides for Veterans
the Seneca Falls Elks Lodge located at 2221 West River road is accepting deer hides for Veterans. This is a program of the Elks where the hides are used for craft projects for veterans in the local hospitals. A drop of point is labeled by the outer building located at the lodge. if you have any questions please call the lodge at 568-5931 after 3 pm. Thank you for your support!

November 3rd, 2015 - December 22nd, 2015
Women's Holiday Chorus
Santa says Ho-Ho-Harmonize. Women of all ages are invited to sing for the holiday season with the Cayuga Chimes (11/3 through 12/22). Traditional and contemporary holiday songs in 4-part harmony, music provided. We meet on Tuesdays at Boynton Middle School in Ithaca, 6:45-8:30 pm. For more info call (607)273-2324 or check us out at

November 3rd, 2015 - December 22nd, 2015
Preschool Storytime
The upcoming session of Preschool Storytime at the Geneva Public Library will run November 3rd-December 22nd, every Tuesday from 10:30-11AM. Listen and learn at this program designed for children ages 2-5. Join in the fun with stories, songs, and rhymes led by Tanya every Tuesday from 10:30-11AM. Contact Tanya Thompson at or 315-789-5303 for more information. Geneva Public Library, 244 N. Main St. Geneva, NY 14456

November 4th, 2015 - December 23rd, 2015
Baby Lapsit
Join us at the Geneva Public Library every Wednesday from 10-10:30AM for Baby Lapsit! Designed for infants-toddlers up to 2 years old and their caregivers. A great way to start the day with a story, a few songs, and ends with free playtime. Contact Tanya Thompson at or 315-789-5303 for more information. Geneva Public Library, 244 N. Main St. Geneva, NY 14456

December 3rd, 2015 - February 25th, 2016
Fatherhood Connection
The Seneca County Fatherhood Connection is an educational component of the Seneca County DHS Fatherhood Initiative. The mission is to empower and provide opportunity for skill sharing and development, access to resources, and strengthen families through connected fathers. Through 13 weekly meetings in a group setting the Seneca County Fatherhood Connection strives to rekindle the values that allowed men and families to prosper for generations. The next session will begin Thursday, December 3rd at the Seneca County Office Building, DHS Training Room (2nd Floor), 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo. Day session hours are 11:00am-1:00pm and evening session hours are 5:30pm-7:30pm. These sessions are offered to men at no cost. A meal is also provided at each session. Please contact Mike Whirtley for more information at (315)539-1794.

December 3rd, 2015 - March 31st, 2016
Indoor Bulls Eye Pistol Matches at Waterloo Rifle & Pistol Club
Open to club members and the general public. Matches start at 7:00 pm every Thursday. Any .22 rimfire or centerfire semi-automatic pistol or revolver may be used. Iron sights and scopes are permitted. All firing is from the standing position using one or two hands. The NRA courses of fire are Slow Fire (10 rounds fired in 10 minutes), Timed Fire (10 rounds fired in two 5-shot strings -- 20 seconds each string) and Rapid Fire (10 rounds fired in two 5-shot strings -- 10 seconds each string. The Rimfire Match consists of two courses each of slow, timed and rapid fire (60 rounds total). The Centerfire Match consists of one slow and two timed fire courses (30 rounds total). Waterloo Rifle & Pistol Club (WRPC) belongs to the Finger Lakes Pistol League (FLPL), a postal league where individual scores are maintained in separate categories (one-hand, two-hand, etc.) for end-of-season awards. Participation in the League is optional. Shooters pay the club range fee (currently $3/member, $4/non-member) plus $1 to $2 for each score submitted to FLPL. Call Al Hermann at 607-341-5338 for more information.

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