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August 20th, 2014
Dog Parade
Okay, so it’s not exactly a parade, but you will see a lot of cool breeds of dogs, live and in person! And you’ll learn about their quirky, loveable behavior from Pet Therapy Trainer, Gail Furst. Come meet man’s best friend in every size and shape imaginable! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Wednesday, August 20th, 6:30—7:30 pm Cost: $5.00 per person OR $15 per family Program Type: Family


August 20th, 2014
Artistic License Plays the Lakeside Restaurant
Artistic License is a musical combo that plays fun jazz and blues music, standards and some things things you may not have heard before. Every show is different as their small size allows for great creative expression. Casey Kowalski on tenor saxophone and David Goodrich on acoustic bass are joined by special guests on occasion. The Lakeside Restaurant is located at 13780A West Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY, 14840, 607-868-3636, www.lakesidekeuka.com.


August 20th, 2014
Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Waterside Acoustic
BOGO Happy Hour and FREE live Music with one of our favorites, Waterside Acoustic BOGO wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm FREE Live Music 7-9pm Cafe Toscana will be serving delicious homemade food til' 9pm


August 20th, 2014
Steps to Improve Your Credit Score for Business Loan Applications - Bath
Corning Community College’s Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop “Steps to Improve Your Credit Score for Business Loan Applications” on Wednesday, August 13th from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at CCC's Academic & Workforce Development Center, 318 Madison Avenue, Room 207, Elmira, NY, and again on Wednesday, August 20th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Steuben County IDA, 7234 Route 54, Bath, NY. The topics covered will include: How to Obtain Your Credit Score, How Does A Credit Bureau Get Their Information, Why is the Information Sometimes Different Between Reporting Agencies, How Can You Improve Your Credit, What Can You Learn From Your Credit Score, and How is Your Credit Score Calculated. Registration is required by August 11th for Elmira and August 18th for Bath. To register or for more information, call the SBDC at 607-937-6861 or e-mail sbdc@corning-cc.edu.


August 20th, 2014
Steps to Improve Your Credit Score for Business Loan Applications - Bath
Corning Community College’s Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop “Steps to Improve Your Credit Score for Business Loan Applications” on Wednesday, August 13th from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at CCC's Academic & Workforce Development Center, 318 Madison Avenue, Room 207, Elmira, NY, and again on Wednesday, August 20th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Steuben County IDA, 7234 Route 54, Bath, NY. The topics covered will include: How to Obtain Your Credit Score, How Does A Credit Bureau Get Their Information, Why is the Information Sometimes Different Between Reporting Agencies, How Can You Improve Your Credit, What Can You Learn From Your Credit Score, and How is Your Credit Score Calculated. Registration is required by August 11th for Elmira and August 18th for Bath. To register or for more information, call the SBDC at 607-937-6861 or e-mail sbdc@corning-cc.edu.


August 21st, 2014
Save the Rain: Rain Barrel Workshops
Save the Rain and save money on your water bill by capturing runoff from your roof in a rain barrel, and using it to water your flower beds or for clean-up projects around your yard. All residents of the City of Syracuse are eligible to receive a free rain barrel after participating in a workshop. On the 21st of this month and the 6th of September, we are hosting Rain barrel workshops for all residents of the city of Syracuse. The first event will be held from 5:30pm to 7pm at the White Branch Library (763 Butternut St., Syracuse). The second event (Sept. 6th) will be held from 9am to 2pm during our Save the Rain Clean Water Fair at the Department of Water Environment Protection (650 Hiawatha Blvd. W., Syracuse). For more information, please contact Amy Samuels at 315-443-1757 or asamuels@oei2.org


August 21st, 2014
BINGO
Bingo is held at the Geneva American Legion Thursday, Aug 21, 2014. Doors open 6 p.m. and BINGO begins at 7 p.m. Finger foods & snacks available for purchase.


August 21st, 2014
Schuyler County's Back to School Giveaway
Backpacks, School Supplies & Clothing will be available for Schuyler County Residents on Thursday, 8/21, from 5p-8p. From 3 pm to 5pm, free haircuts will be offered by local barbers and beauticians. If you would like to donate your time to cut hair, please call Nancy at 607-228-5021. Schuyler Outreach: 112 10th St, Watkins Glen (St. Mary’s Center) For more information, contact Jessie at 607.535.2815. We will be accepting donations of backpacks, school supplies & clothing August 18-21 from 8:30am-4pm at Schuyler Outreach. (Clothing is needed from infant - adults' sizes.)


August 21st, 2014
Inspired Speakers Meeting!
Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your career? Come join us for our bimonthly meeting on Thursday August 21st from 6:30-7:30pm in the Seneca Room in Geneva! We are a friendly group of people that support each other in preparing and delivering speeches while having fun! We meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month and would love to see you there! For questions or more information email genevatoast@gmail.com or call 585-310-1995! Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 280,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 13,500 clubs in 116 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.


August 21st, 2014
Cayuga Lake Sunset Paddle
Join the education staff from the Montezuma Audubon Center on Thursday August 21st from 5:30-8:00 for a canoe/kayak paddle on the north end of Cayuga Lake to explore the late summer bird migration. Migrating raptors, shorebirds, and songbirds can be seen soaring high over the lake and hugging the shoreline. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one from us. Fee: $8.00/child without rental, $13.50/adult without rental, $25/solo kayak rental, $40/canoe rental (maximum 2 adults plus 1 child).Registration is required, please call (315) 365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org


August 22nd, 2014
Peeking at the Planets
What can you see when you look through a powerful telescope? Some pretty cool stuff! Come join the fun as we check out Mars, Saturn and the Milky Way! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Friday, August 22nd, 8:00—10:00 pm Rain Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 8:00—10:00 pm Cost: FREE Program Type: Family


August 22nd, 2014
Second Annual Cayuga Centers Golf Tournament
Area golfers are encouraged to form a team and register for Cayuga Centers’ second annual Golf Tournament to benefit the agency’s work. The shotgun start begins at 10:00 am Friday, August 22 at the Dutch Hollow Golf Course outside Auburn. The $340 price per team includes golf for the foursome, two golf carts per team, lunch on the course, refreshing beverages, a team photo and a prime rib dinner. Extras include skins, raffles, and prizes. To register a team contact 315-253-5383.


August 22nd, 2014
Planetarium Program
Southern Cayuga Central School August 14, 2010 PUBLIC ASTRONOMY NIGHT at the SOUTHERN CAYUGA PLANETARIUM The feature, Birth, Life, and Death of a Star describes the evolution of stars, focusing on our Sun. It is accompanied by a stars-on-the-dome program, What’s Up. The show is at 7:30, Friday, August 22. Clear skies permitting, our nearby Observatory will open after the Planetarium presentation. The event is free and open to all. We take no reservations but advise arriving fifteen minutes early for the best seating. Doors close when the theater’s sixty seats are filled. The school is located immediately south of Poplar Ridge on the east side of Route 34B. For further information contact: Alan Ominsky at ominskya@southerncayuga.org or 315-364-7461(home).


August 22nd, 2014
Planetarium Program
PUBLIC ASTRONOMY NIGHT at the SOUTHERN CAYUGA PLANETARIUM The feature, Birth, Life, and Death of a Star describes the evolution of stars, focusing on our Sun. It is accompanied by a stars-on-the-dome program, What’s Up. The show is at 7:30, Friday, August 22. Clear skies permitting, our nearby Observatory will open after the Planetarium presentation. The event is free and open to all. We take no reservations but advise arriving fifteen minutes early for the best seating. Doors close when the theater’s sixty seats are filled. The school is located immediately south of Poplar Ridge on the east side of Route 34B. For further information contact: Alan Ominsky at ominskya@southerncayuga.org or 315-364-7461(home).


August 23rd, 2014
SHARING SOLUTIONS FOR A BETTER AMERICA
GET YOUR FAMILY FIRED UP ABOUT HONOR, ROLE MODELS AND FAITH. HEAR TWO AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS TALK ABOUT TIME-TESTED SOLUTIONS THAT CAN REVITALIZE OUR SOCIETY AND ADDRESS OUR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ILLS. WHEN: AUG. 23, 2014 AT 12:30 PM-3:00 PM WHERE: CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, 1355 HATCH RD., WEBSTER, NY 14580. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


August 23rd, 2014
Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series- Sport of Falconry
Learn the history of falconry, a sport that has stayed the same for the past 4,000 years at the Montezuma Audubon Center on Rt 89 in Savannah. On Saturday August 23rd from 1:00-2:00, you’ll meet Norma Jean Albright and her falcon, and they’ll teach you how this sport is still practiced today. Learn how falcons and falconers are hard at work all over the state for many different reasons. And you’ll be treated to a flight demonstration! Fee: $4/ child, $6/ adult, $20/ family and FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Registration is required, please call (315) 365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org


August 23rd, 2014
Music Night @ Eremita Winery
Eremita Winery, the church winery, is located in Lodi on 414 along the east side of Seneca Lake. We are celebrating our third year open with the musical stylings of Rockwood Ferry!! We've also got the amazingly delicious Global Taco food truck. During the event we will be serving our wines, beers, and non alcoholic beverages will also be available. This is a family friendly event! Saturday August 23rd 8:00 - 10:00 PM $8.00 in advance $10.00 at the door See our website for more details: www.eremitawinery.com (607) 474-5002 2155 E Church Street Lodi, NY 14860 We are in the old brick church tucked behind the ice cream stand Find us on FaceBook or follow us on Instagram


August 23rd, 2014
Wayne Eagles Boys & Girls JV/Varsity Volleyball Fundraiser
Wayne Eagles Boys & Girls JV/Varsity Volleyball Fundraiser CAR WASH and BOTTLE/CAN DRIVE SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 10am-2pm 2001 FURGUSON SREET, Ontario, NY 14519 between Knickerbocker & Furnace Roads directly across from the Ontario Post Office Bring your Bottles & Cans to donate and receive a FREE INTERIOR CAR VACUUMING! Come support your local sports teams! For more info go to our webpage at http://www.wayne.k12.ny.us/athletics.cfm?subpage=1405917


August 24th, 2014
Sunday Concert Series at Rose HIll Mansion
This summer the Geneva Historical Society is hosting a free concert series on the lawn at Rose Hill Mansion. For three Sundays, the grounds of Rose Hill will be alive with music and fun. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of music to end a summer weekend in the Finger Lakes. Allen Hopkins rounds out the series on Sunday, August 24 with a performance of folk music, including American traditional, Celtic instrumental, blues, bluegrass and historical tunes.


August 27th, 2014
Downtown Geneva Walking Tours
Discover downtown Geneva’s past this summer with the Geneva Historical Society. The Society’s archivist, Karen Osburn, and volunteer Joseph Rivera-Ramos will lead walking tours of downtown Geneva’s business district during July and August. The tours will run rain or shine the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The July 9 tour will cover the eastern half of the downtown business district. The tour on July 23 will focus on the western half of downtown, and the tours on August 13 and 27 will cover Exchange Street. Find out what downtown was like in the past, what happened to some of its historic buildings, and why Geneva still has so many 19th-century buildings. Discover the stories of those that remain, and how downtown businesses were once the lifeblood of the community and its economy. Each tour will start at 7 p.m. outside Finger Lakes Gifts and Lounge at 60 Seneca Street. The cost is $5 per person. Payment can be made in advance at the Society office or at the beginning of the tour. Please bring exact change or a check if you pay the night of the tour. Reservations are appreciated. Call the Society at 315-789-5151 if you wish to make a reservation or for more information.


August 27th, 2014
Artistic License Plays the Lakeside Restaurant
Artistic License is a musical combo that plays fun jazz and blues music, standards and some things things you may not have heard before. Every show is different as their small size allows for great creative expression. Casey Kowalski on tenor saxophone and David Goodrich on acoustic bass are joined by special guests on occasion. The Lakeside Restaurant is located at 13780A West Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY, 14840, 607-868-3636, www.lakesidekeuka.com.


August 27th, 2014
Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Amanda Ashley
Voted one of Rochesters top solo artists Amanda Ashley will be performing her sultry jazz hits her at Ventosa! BOGO Happy Hour 5-6pm FREE LIVE MUSIC from 6-9pm Cafe' Toscana is serving until 9pm


August 28th, 2014
Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County
The open mic nights will be held at the Art Center on 127 Main St., Penn Yan from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Ongoing open mics will be held on the last Thursday of each month. The Art Center Open Mic will provide a family friendly atmosphere for musicians of all ages, all skill levels, and all kinds of musical interests to come out and show their stuff, or play and network with other music lovers. Several local musicians will host the event: David Goodrich, stand-up bass; Bryan Flood, guitar; Trever Findley, saxophone; Barbara Anderson, keyboard; and Casey Kowalski, saxophone. There is no charge to watch or participate in this event. Donations to the Art Center of Yates County are always welcome.


August 28th, 2014
BINGO
Bingo is held at the Geneva American Legion Thursday, Aug 28, 2014. Doors open 6 p.m. and BINGO begins at 7 p.m. Finger foods & snacks available for purchase.


August 29th, 2014
5th Annual Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament
REGISTRATION FORM 5th Annual Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament & Fundraiser Friday August 29th @ 11 AM Dutch Hollow Country Club 1839 Benson Road, Auburn, NY 13021 - 4 person scramble - 18 holes with cart (included) - Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks on the course (included) - Skins game (included) - Dinner after golf (included) - 50/50 raffle - Prizes (included) - Putting contest Entry Fee: $75 per player Entries will be limited to the first 24 teams • Tournament Sponsor - $500 • Hole Sponsor - $100 • Door Prize Donation(s) • Ballmarker/Tee/Towel Giveaway To confirm golf and/or sponsorship, payment must be paid by August 22nd to: Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity PO Box 1903 Auburn, NY 13021 Questions contact: Mike Lesch: (315) 730-4390 mlesch@cuddyandwardcpa.com John Mortimer: (315) 729-6653


August 30th, 2014
Ring of Fire Cruise!
Cruise into relaxation on the Lady during the annual tradition on Canandaigua Lake of lighting flares along the shoreline to signify the end of the summer season! Saturday, August 30th 8:45-10:15pm $25 Upper Deck Seating/$20 Lower Deck Seating Snacks & Beverages available for purchase! Please call (585)396-7350 or visit www.CdgaBoatCruises.com to purchase your tickets in advance as this is a popular cruise! The Canandaigua Lady is docked at: 205 Lakeshore Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424


August 31st, 2014
Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast
Eggs, pancakes, sausage and doughnuts served with coffee juice or milk. 7:30 A.M til Noon. Plenty of airplanes and skydiving to see weather permitting. Whitford Airport 3043 Ditmar Rd Weedsport NY 13166. Contact John Whitford (315) 834-9950 Email Whitford@twcny.rr.com


August 22nd, 2014 - August 24th, 2014
Long Acre Farms Amazing Maize Preview Weekend
Macedon, NY. – Macedon, NY. Join Long Acre Farms for their 17th annual Amazing Maize Maze Preview Weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 22 – 24th. Get a sneak peek at their “A-maze-ing Maize” the Star Spangle Banner before their official grand opening on September 6th. . Guests can enjoy access to the Full Back 40, the Amazing Maize Maze and the Farm’s - Farm Scene Animal Tracks mini maze as part of their Barnbuster admission. The Farm Scene Animal Tracks is a mini corn maze inside the Amazing Maize Maze that is designed for kids ages 2-8. Guests can participate in this experience and help discover who stole Farmer Joe’s pies. Barnbuster tickets are $11 per person ages 5 – adults and $7 per person. Kids under 2 are free. This weekend only Long Acre Farms will give a FREE Boomerang Ticket to maze participants with their purchase of a Barnbuster Ticket to return in the fall. During the Farm’s Preview Weekend the Full Back 40 will open at 10am and the Maze will open at 12pm. The last maze ticket will be sold at 6pm, as the Maze will close at 8pm. The Ice Cream Shop and Farm Market will be open from 9am -9pm and guests can enjoy a meal at the Grill from 11am – 7pm. JD Wine Cellars will be open for wine and beer tastings from 12pm – 9pm. For more information on hours, pricing and a calendar of upcoming events please visit www.longacrefarms.com #END# Long Acre Farms, a third generation family farm, has evolved from its early beginnings in 1927 as a vegetable and grain farm into a premiere agri-tainment destination farm. The farm’s mission, to offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy new experiences in an entertaining, wholesome, challenging and educational way, has made it a popular family destination.


August 21st, 2014 - August 24th, 2014
2nd Annual Benefit Sale
7 Full warehouse rooms packed of yard sale finds. Priced to sell. All proceeds benefit Friendship House in Middlesex. Too much to list. 5611 Water st Middlesex. Doors open at 9 am this Thursday August 21- Sunday August 24. Doors close at 5. Come purchase a treasure and help support Marcus Whitman's School Districts only Food Pantry.


August 8th, 2014 - December 31st, 2014
Willard Calendars
The Romulus Historical Society is selling calendars for 2015. Each month has a building on the Willard Psychiatric Center as it looked when built and how it looked when the Center closed in 1995. The cost is $10. and can be purchased at the Romulus Municipal Building, Ovid Library and the Federal Credit Union on the grounds of the Willard Drug Treatment Center. For further information call Yvonne Greule at 315-651-5702 or Peg ellsworthat 607-869-9404.

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Tuesday morning I found this ladybug visiting one of the many sunflowers in a field along Stryker Road in Phelps.

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