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March 16th, 2016 -
Wayne County Foster Parent Information Night
Interested in becoming a Foster Parent? Want to learn more? Attend an informational meeting and learn more about children waiting for you. Minority homes encouraged to attend. Classes begin Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. and meet weekly to May 18th at the Department of Social Services in Lyons. Call Gina Donnelly, Foster Care Home Finder at 315-946-4881x1479 with questions or to reserve your place.


March 3rd, 2016
Medicare Plans Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Holiday Inn 2666 Corning Rd. Horseheads 3:00 PM To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at (1-866-906-5127). (TTY/TDD users call 1-800-421-1220).


March 4th, 2016
Cayuga Lake Birding Van Tour
Mar. 4, Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during winter and migration seasons. Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to the northern part of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald eagles and snowy owls are a possibility too! Participants are encouraged to bring their camera. Fee: $8/child; $13.50/adult. For reservations, please call 315-365-3580. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146


March 5th, 2016
Boy Scout Merit Badge– Bird Study
Boy Scouts are invited to the MAC to complete the requirements for the Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge, through our fun and interactive afternoon program. As always, please be prepared to go outside. Fee: $8/scout. For reservations, please call 315-365-3580. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146


March 5th, 2016
Hot Cocoa and Snow– Moonlit Snowshoe
Mar. 5, Saturday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m Get ready for a moonlit snowshoe adventure! We’ll travel along the trails at the MAC looking and listening for wild creatures of the night. Afterwards, we’ll warm up in the Center with a cup of hot cocoa! Fee with snowshoe rental*: $6/child, $8/adult. Fee without snowshoe rental*: $4/child, $6/adult. For reservations, please call 315-365-3580. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146


March 6th, 2016
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!


March 6th, 2016
Culture and Cuisine
Culture & Cuisine Taverna Banfi, Statler Hotel Sunday, March 6 1-3pm $55-$50 (for Plantations' Members) Tickets: http://www.ssreg.com/cornellplantations/classes/classes.asp?catID=4425 Save the date for the first installment in a delicious and informative new series of culinary programs, showcasing the vital relationships between plants, human culture, and cuisine. This winter’s program, presented in partnership with the Statler Hotel Culinary Team, will take place at Taverna Banfi in the Statler Hotel. Theme and menu to be announced. Pre-registration is required


March 6th, 2016
Auburn Chamber Orchestra “Peter and the Wolf” concert
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016 Auburn Chamber Orchestra’s performance of Peter and the Wolf, a children’s symphony by Prokofiev, will feature narration by Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Youth Theatre actors and projection of local elementary student artwork during the performance. The concert, conducted by Steve Frackenpohl, also will feature Deb Geer, harpist, in Vivaldi’s Harp Concerto. This family-friendly event will be a special experience for people of all ages. Location: Fingerlakes Event Center, 1579 Clark Street, Auburn Time: 2:00 PM Cost: $5 Donation at the door Information: www.auburnchamberorchestra.com


March 8th, 2016
Medicare Plans Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Holiday Inn 75 North St. Auburn 10:00 AM To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at (1-866-906-5127). (TTY/TDD users call 1-800-421-1220).


March 10th, 2016
Medicare Plans Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Ramada Inn 2310 Triphammer Rd. Ithaca 10:30 AM To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at (1-866-906-5127). (TTY/TDD users call 1-800-421-1220).


March 11th, 2016
Sip & Sparkle
Sip & Sparkle Friday, March 11th Friday, March 18th 6:30pm until 8:30pm Miles Wine Cellars & Inn at Miles Wine Cellars It is time to pull out the glasses, turn up the music, and indulge in an evening of fun. Enjoy a glass of our newest Sparkling Wine, wine and food samplings all evening, complimentary wine glass, additional wine tastings, giveaway’s for all guests. Hand selected vendors including… Jewelry, Make-up, Candles, Wine Charm Making, Essential Oils and Fitness Plans, plus many more! What could be more fun? $15.00 per guest/pre registration $25.00 per guest at door/ space limited Register online at http://mileswinecellars.com/onsite-events/sunday-bar/ Contact Lindsay for more information lindsay@mileswinecellars.com


March 13th, 2016
Winter Botany
Winter Botany at Cornell Plantations (Meet at the Mundy Wildflower Garden) Sunday, March 13 from 2pm - 4pm $10 Non-members; $5 Members Pre-Registration is required: http://www.ssreg.com/cornellplantations/classes/classes.asp?catID=5125 Recognizing trees by their bark is very helpful, particularly here in the Northeast. Bark is always present and is a great aid in identifying trees. Join field botanist Robert Wesley for an engaging winter walk that will cover the basics of identifying trees by their bark, including color, texture, pattern, and the process that gives rise to these traits. We will also cover fruit, twigs, branching patterns, and other characteristics to aid in species identification. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to walk through snow. Pre-Registration is requested


March 16th, 2016
Easy Spring Crafting
Brighten up your home for spring with an incredible hand-crafted decoration! It’s easy and fun! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 6:30—7:30 pm Cost: $6.00 per person Program Type: Adult


March 16th, 2016
Medicare Plans Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. The Red Mill Inn 4 Syracuse St. Baldwinsville 10:30 AM To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at (1-866-906-5127). (TTY/TDD users call 1-800-421-1220).


March 16th, 2016
Medicare Plans Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Radisson 125 Denison Pkwy. Corning 1:00 PM To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at (1-866-906-5127). (TTY/TDD users call 1-800-421-1220).


March 17th, 2016
Home School Nature Series– Montezuma Van Tour
Mar. 17, Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Homeschoolers ages 5-12 will ride in the MAC van and tour the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Spring migration is underway and our marshes, ponds, fields and lakes are teeming with waterfowl. Students will improve their birding ID skills while viewing massive flocks of Snow Geese, Tundra Swans and other birds during their long journey. Fee: $8/student. For reservations, please call 315-365-3580. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146


March 17th, 2016
Medicare Plans Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Comfort Inn & Suites 6701 Buckley Rd. Syracuse 1:00 PM To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at (1-866-906-5127). (TTY/TDD users call 1-800-421-1220).


March 18th, 2016
Sip & Sparkle
Sip & Sparkle Friday, March 11th Friday, March 18th 6:30pm until 8:30pm Miles Wine Cellars & Inn at Miles Wine Cellars It is time to pull out the glasses, turn up the music, and indulge in an evening of fun. Enjoy a glass of our newest Sparkling Wine, wine and food samplings all evening, complimentary wine glass, additional wine tastings, giveaway’s for all guests. Hand selected vendors including… Jewelry, Make-up, Candles, Wine Charm Making, Essential Oils and Fitness Plans, plus many more! What could be more fun? $15.00 per guest/pre registration $25.00 per guest at door/ space limited Register online at http://mileswinecellars.com/onsite-events/sunday-bar/ Contact Lindsay for more information lindsay@mileswinecellars.com


March 18th, 2016
Habiat for Humanity of Ontario County Builders Ball
A Celebration of Hope and Homes 2016 Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County is celebrating over 25 years of service to the community. Our vision – “a world where everyone has a decent place to live” has made dreams come true for families in Ontario County with homes in Canandaigua, Geneva, Gorham, Honeoye and Bloomfield. We give families a hand up by building hope, building dreams and building community. An evening of fun, food and fundraising will be held on Friday, March 18th. The event will be a relaxed evening of tastings along with a generous variety of hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6pm. Bristol Harbour Resort located at 5410 Seneca Point Road in Canandaigua will be our host for the evening. There will be an array of auction items to bid on as you enjoy live music throughout the evening! The event will also honor this year’s Legacy Award Recipient – Mary C. Kitty Van Bortel, Founder and President of Van Bortel Chevrolet, Ford and Subaru. Tickets to the event will be available at the Habitat office located at 3040 County Rd. 10, Canandaigua, or you may go to our website www.hfhoc.org/buildersball. Tickets are $50 per person or you can reserve a table for eight for $375. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm. 585-396-3600. For more information about Habitat and the ReStore visit our website at www.hfhoc.org. For any questions about the event or to become a sponsor please contact Nash Bock at 585-396-3600.


March 19th, 2016
Swinging' Sixties Fundraiser
Get groovy and join the Geneva Historical Society for a Swingin’ Sixties party at Club 86! The party on Saturday, March 19 will feature a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a concert and dancing. Beatles and British Invasion tribute band the FabCats will take the stage at 8 p.m. Pop-up exhibits about the 1960s will be on display throughout the restaurant and a variety of 1960s-themed gift baskets will be raffled off at the end of the evening. Dress is casual or wear your sixties threads. Tickets for the event are $50 per person for the dinner and concert or $30 per person for the concert only. Tickets are available now at the Historical Society office, 543 South Main Street, and online at http://genevahistoricalsociety.brownpapertickets.com. The Swingin’ Sixties party is generously sponsored by businesses that have been in Geneva since the 1960s: D'Amico Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Finger Lakes Times, DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home, Fingers Lakes Partners, Geneva Club Beverage, Coutlee & Sons, Vance, and C.S. Burrall & Son


March 19th, 2016
Inns of Aurora - Wine Dinner - Women in Wine
Hosted in the elegant Lakeside Room of the Aurora Inn, join us as we celebrate women in wine with a five course dinner paired with wines from the Finger Lakes.315-364-8888 for reservations.


March 19th, 2016
Camouflage Egg Hunt
Test your family’s powers of observation as you scour our lawn for camouflaged eggs! The family team that finds the most eggs wins! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, March 19th, 3:00 —4:00 pm Cost: FREE Program Type: Family


March 21st, 2016
Medicare Plans Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Marriott Courtyard Carrier Circle 6415 Yorktown Cir. East Syracuse 5:00 PM To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at (1-866-906-5127). (TTY/TDD users call 1-800-421-1220).


March 24th, 2016
Medicare Plans Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Marcellus Free Library 32 Maple St. Marcellus 6:00 PM To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at (1-866-906-5127). (TTY/TDD users call 1-800-421-1220).


March 24th, 2016
Medicare Plans Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Best Western Maple City Inn 1 Canisteo Sq. Hornell 1:00 PM To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at (1-866-906-5127). (TTY/TDD users call 1-800-421-1220).


March 24th, 2016
Educational Technology Day
Join us for the 26th annual Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in the Ithaca College Campus Center. “Ed Tech Day” is a free regional technology event that attracts over 1,600 people annually from upstate New York. Leading tech companies such as AT&TBrocade, Dell, Epson, Panasonic and many others will be on display. The day features seminars with nationally known speakers, a college showcase, teaching and learning symposiums and networking opportunities. There’s something for everyone at Ed Tech Day!


March 26th, 2016
Montezuma Birding Van Tour
Mar. 26, Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that stop here during the spring and fall migration. Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to Montezuma’s birding hot spots where thousands of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald Eagles, Snowy Owls and other raptors are a possibility too! Participants are encouraged to bring their camera. Fee: $8/child; $13.50/adult. For reservations, please call 315-365-3580. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146


March 27th, 2016
Easter Sunday Brunch
Join us for an exceptional Easter brunch buffet in the Aurora Inn dining room. Seating from 11am-3pm. Price per adult is $40 plus tax and gratuity, per child $22 plus tax and gratuity, and children under 5 are free.


March 29th, 2016
Medicare Plans Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Elks Club 6117 Newport Rd. Camillus 2:00 PM To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at (1-866-906-5127). (TTY/TDD users call 1-800-421-1220).


March 30th, 2016
Derby Hill Hawk Watch Trip
Mar. 30 Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Lake Ontario for the spectacular spring raptor migration and leave the driving to us. Travel with other birders in our van to view thousands of Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Turkey Vultures and more! If weather conditions are poor on the 30h, the program will be moved to Thursday, April 1st. This program is sponsored by the Onondaga Audubon Society. Please pack a lunch. Fee: $17.50/child, $22.50/adult. For reservations, please call 315-365-3580. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146


March 12th, 2016 - March 13th, 2016
Varick Winery's St. Patrick’s Irish Weekend
Enjoy fine wines paired with complimentary Irish fare such as Irish stew and scones Location: Varick Winery, 5102 State Rt. 89, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Romulus, NY Date/ Time: March 12 & 13, 2016. 9:30am-6:00pm. Admission: Free. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 Website: www.varickwinery.com Email: varickwinery@cnymail.com

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