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April 25th, 2014
“Journey Into Sacred Space – A Crystal Singing Bowl Concert”
Barbara Baker (YA/IYT), joyfully announces the Roseridge Healing & Yoga Center spring class schedule in the new space at 1260 Old Ridge Road, Ontario (lower level of the Gerber Building), beginning Tuesday, April 29. Class offerings include “Slow Flow” – continuous slow flow of transition in and out of classic poses – Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm; “Basics” – the foundation of Yoga practice and how it supports physical/mental/emotional wellness – Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:45 pm; “Level 1 & 2” – a combination of traditional yoga postures offered in simplicity, with additional instruction for deepening advances of one’s practice with a focus on breath, focus and alignment – Thursdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The opening event, “Journey Into Sacred Space – A Crystal Singing Bowl Concert” by Nancy Kasper will be held on Friday, April 25 from 7 to 8:30 pm. “We are excited about our new space and the guided meditation crystal bowl concert,” said Barbara. “Please join us as we begin the next phase of our journey to co-create radiant health and abundant energy.” Barbara Baker certified 500hr YA/ IYT 315-594-8903 315-573-8264 roseridge@att.net roseridgehealing.com


April 26th, 2014
Walk for Autism Awareness Cayuga
Walk to raise awareness during National Autism Awareness Month. All proceeds ensure that children and adults living with autism will continue to receive necessary support and services. There is no fee to walk. Registration begins at 9:00 and the walk starts at 10:15 AM. The location is the lovely Hoopes Park Auburn. With $25 in pledges participants will get the 2014 Walk t-shirt. Go to www.gavrascenter.com for information.


April 27th, 2014
Moravia Book Club
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else." – Georgia O'Keeffe You may already know her work, but you may not know her. In April, the Moravia Book Club gets to know Georgia O’Keeffe. Born in Wisconsin in 1887, she studied art in Chicago, taught school in Texas, and came onto the art scene in New York City in 1916. In a time when women only dabbled at drawing and painting, O’Keeffe painted not only what she saw, but what she felt. From her first gallery show with Alfred Stieglitz, the man who became her mentor, husband and friend, she continued to create art throughout her long life. Her most famous subjects were her detailed and scandalous flowers, when she lived in New York City the brand new skyscrapers, and later in her life, the skulls and crosses she saw and collected near her home in New Mexico. A bit of a loner, she bucked the societal norms of the time to become not only a great female artist, but one of the great American artists of the 20th century whose work continues to be shown around the world. The Moravia Book Club will be discussing “Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe” by Laurie Lisle and other biographical and autobiographical works concerning Georgia O’Keeffe on Sunday, April 27th, at 7 PM at the Locke Town Hall. Everyone is welcome even if you haven’t read the book. We just love to talk about books and we’d love to have you join us! See you there!! Questions? Contact Marilyn Westlake (c) 428-1221 or Bonnie Thomas (H) 497-0766, or check us out on Facebook.


April 27th, 2014
An Afternoon with Grace Scarpino-Stoutenburg, Professional Harpist
Please join us Sunday, April 27 from 2pm to 4pm at the Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street in Auburn, NY 13021 for an afternoon of lovely music played in a lovely Tiffany-designed setting! As you listen to the harp’s peaceful and contemplative sounds, you also will learn a little about the harp itself. Ms. Scarpino-Stoutenburg’s presentation will include works from harp masters such as Tournier, Grandjany, Thomas, Salzedo, and Hasselmans. Intermingled with these works, she will discuss practical examples of the instrument’s construction and its strengths and limitations, focusing specifically on how the harp differs from its stringed cousin, the piano. She will trace the history of the harp from the ancient through the modern age, discussing specific aspects of the evolution of performance style and practice. Each work performed will correlate directly with the topics discussed and will highlight the various and unique aspects of the harp’s performance capabilities. Tickets for this concert are $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Willard Chapel. The chapel’s main entrance is on the south-facing side of the building, reached via Nelson Street. A fully accessible entrance is located off Seymour Street on the building’s north side. Please call the chapel at (315) 252-0339 for more information.


April 30th, 2014
E.B. Morgan's Birthday Celebration
Join us to celebrate Edwin Barber Morgan’s 208th birthday! Celebrate the philanthropist and original owner of the E.B. Morgan House with an overnight stay in any room at the E.B. Morgan House, champagne for a celebratory toast, dinner prepared by the Aurora Inn Dining Room team, a page from E.B. Morgan’s journal, and – of course – a decadent birthday cake created by our pastry team. Call 315.364.8888 to place your reservation; the evening is $380 per couple, including accommodations.


April 30th, 2014
CELL-CELL CHATTER
"It's a fact!" says Camillus chiropractor Dr. Bernard Straile, "Our cells communicate 24/7 from birth until.... His health lecture walks us through the inside story of our body's complex cellular information network. Learn how cells signal, send, receive & target information that keeps us alive. Learn about breakdowns and repairs of the network. 7 pm Total Wellness Center, 5631 W. Genesee St. Camillus. 315-468-2422; www.docstraile.com


May 3rd, 2014
Kentucky Derby Party
Join us for a rousing good time! The race will be on, the mint juleps will be cool, and we’ll have traditional Kentucky-style hors d’oerves. Derby dress is highly recommended–there will be a prize for the best hat contest! Call 315.364.8888 to place your reservation. $50 per person, inclusive.


May 3rd, 2014
Geneva Bark Park Pup Crawl
A group of local community members advocating for a safe and friendly environment for both dogs and families to gather and socialize will be hosting a “Pup Crawl” on Saturday, May 3, from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to help raise funds for the new Geneva Bark Park. The $20 registration will include a T-Shirt, drink specials, 50/50 raffle entry and wine tasting voucher at Lake Street Station Winery. It is an excellent way to spend some time with local neighbors and friends, get to know local businesses better, and support a good cause. There are seven locations that will be participating in the event including: • Knights of Columbus (5-6 p.m.) • Beef & Brew (5-6 p.m.) • Eddie O’Briens (6-7 p.m.) • Parkers (7-8 p.m.) • Gallagher’s (8-9 p.m.) • Sideshow (9-10 p.m.) • Rylie J’s (10-11 p.m.) If you get hungry, don’t forget to stop down at the new Joe’s Hots location at 521 Exchange Street for a $2 hot dog or G-Town Philly Steaks at 10 Castle Street for a $5, 8” Philly Steak during the event. If you are unable to participate in the Pup Crawl, but are still interested in donating to the project, you can make a check payable to Geneva Community Projects/Bark Park and mail it to P.O. Box 226, Geneva, NY 14456. You can also make a payment using Pay Pal on the City of Geneva’s home page or sign a pledge form at genevanrc.org/parks/bark-park/. You can also buy a brick that includes engraving for $100 to help us meet our goal. To date $6500 has been raised to help us meet our goal of $35,000. For more information, contact cac@geneva.ny.us or call 315-828-6556. We are a group of local community members advocating for a safe and friendly environment for both dogs and families to gather and socialize.


May 3rd, 2014
8th Annual Wildlife Festival
Owls, hawks, and mammals including a wolf, fox and bobcat will be on display! Get your picture taken with Liberty the Bald Eagle! Enjoy puppet shows, games, crafts, artisan vendors, great food, live music, a native plant sale, guided canoeing expeditions, a huge bounce house and much more! Fee: FREE for children under 5, $2/school-aged child, $4/adult.


May 4th, 2014
2014 Historic Church Tour and Organ Crawl
Historic Church Tour & Organ Crawl When: Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm Where: Throughout the City of Auburn at 8 churches as described below The Community Preservation Committee is offering a golden opportunity to actively explore Auburn’s past! Do you love history and historic architecture? Interested in learning more about Auburn? This is your chance to seek out some of the tales and treasures of Auburn’s past through a tour of its historic churches. Even better, this year some sites will include organ concerts. Although each concert will feature different musical selections, all will conclude with Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” so that listeners can hear the organs’ individual voices. The participating churches are: 1. First Presbyterian Church, 112 South St, Auburn, NY 13021, organ concerts at 1 and 1:30pm, self-guided tours/docents, lunch beginning at 12pm 2. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St, Auburn, NY 13021, organ concerts at 1:30 and 2:30pm, self-guided tours/docents, light refreshments 3. Bradley Chapel at Fort Hill Cemetery, 19 Fort St, Auburn, NY 13021, slide show presentation, docents 4. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 15 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021, open 1:30-5pm, organ concerts at 2, 3, and 4pm, self-guided tours/docents at key points, light refreshments, gift shop open 5. Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St, Auburn, NY 13021organ concerts at 3 and 4pm, self-guided tours/docents, light refreshments 6. St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 25 Seminary St, Auburn, NY 13021, organ concerts at 1 and 3pm, self-guided tours/docents, light refreshments 7. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Cross and Cottage Sts, Auburn, NY 13021, self-guided tours/docents 8. SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 132 Washington St, Auburn, NY 13021, open 2-5pm, self-guided tours/deacons at key points Donation: $10 per person. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Willard Chapel’s office during regular business hours, Tuesdays-Fridays 10am-4pm, or at any participating church during the tour. All proceeds benefit the Community Preservation Committee. Call 315-252-0339 for more information.


May 8th, 2014
Weedsport Community Blood Drive
Weedsport Community Blood Drive First Presbyterian Church 8871 South Seneca Street Weedsport. New York May 8 from 1 - 6 PM New Donors are Welcome. Come and bring a friend! Call 315-834-9291 for an appointment


May 9th, 2014
Spring theatrical performanceof Aatos
Seneca Cayuga ARC is proud to present the spring theatrical production of Aatos, Friday, May 9th, one night only, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Cayuga Community College Irene A. Bisgrove Community Theater. 197 Franklin St., Auburn, N.Y. Meet Aatos, a puppet, with a lot of thoughts. In this rhythmically-driven performance, Aatos journeys through his own mind as he interacts with his thoughts in ways that will make you want to dance in your seat.


May 11th, 2014
Mother's Day Brunch
Leave the burnt toast and the scrambled eggs in bed at home, and join us for our annual Mother’s Day brunch, featuring a wide variety of entrees, including such favorites as eggs Benedict, and signature house dishes such as our Boston clam chowder, and our pastry chef’s stunning desserts. Sunday, Open seating from 10:30 am. to 2:00 p.m. • $40/person, $20/children under 12. Call 315.364.8888 to place your reservation!


May 11th, 2014
Mother's Day Buffett at Veraisons Restaurant
Mother’s Day Buffet at Veraisons Restaurant Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 800-243-5513 www.glenora.com info@glenora.com http://www.glenora.com/Restaurant/Menus/Event-Menus/Mothers-Day-Brunch Sunday, May 11th, 2014 ~ Serving 11:00am to 3:00pm Adults $29.95 Children $12 (12 & under) plus tax and gratuity Advanced Reservations Strongly Suggested by calling 800-243-5513 Live Entertainment by Distilled Carving Selections Sliced Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream Sauce Roasted Turkey Breast with Turkey Au Jus Main Courses Omelet Station– Create Your Own Brioche French Toast with Strawberry Compote Eggs Florentine with Canadian Bacon Asparagus & Cheddar Quiche Sautéed Chicken and Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce Oven Roasted Salmon with Tarragon Crème Fraiche Sides Applewood Smoked Bacon Local Sausage Links Thyme Buttered Green Beans Farfalle Pasta Salad Mixed Spring Greens Asparagus & Pea Soup Potatoes Boulangerie Saffron Rice Pilaf more Fresh Fruit Local Cheese Display Fresh Baked Muffins Miniature Tea Sandwiches House-made Scones House-made Dessert Bar


May 15th, 2014
SHOWTIME: Variety of musical performances
Thursday, May 15th a musical variety show: Showtime will held starting at 6:30 p.m. in F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee Street, Auburn, N.Y. Performers receive instruction from Rachael Tissot and Bob Piorun. Reception and light refreshments to follow performances.


May 15th, 2014
Auburn Education Foundation Presents "The Capitol Steps" Live!
This popular DC-based comedy troupe presents a unique blend of musical and political comedy. This show entertains with tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing! Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at www.auburnedfoundation.org or by calling 315 255-8827. Show starts at 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) Venue: Auburn High School Auditorium 250 Lake Ave Auburn NY 13021


May 18th, 2014
Bach to the Future: An Afternoon of German Organ Music
When: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 2 PM – 4 PM Where: Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY 13021 Organist and native New Yorker Kristen Schussler is coming to Willard Chapel to put our historic Steere and Turner Tracker organ through its paces. In the acoustically superior chapel with its soaring ceiling, performer and instrument will amaze you with the beauty and power of music that you literally will feel with your body! Bach to the Future: An Afternoon of German Organ Music will feature works of prominent German composers through the centuries beginning with Bach, the master of the instrument, before launching into Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Reger, among others. Ms. Schussler originally hails from Waterloo, New York, and grew up playing the organ for various local churches before pursuing study of the instrument in higher education. An alumna of Ithaca College’s School of Music, she currently is studying for a Master’s degree of Church Music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets for this concert are $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Willard Chapel. The chapel’s main entrance is on the south-facing side of the building, reached via Nelson Street. A fully accessible entrance is located off Seymour Street on the building’s north side. Please call the chapel at (315) 252-0339 for more information, or visit our website at www.willardchapel.org.


May 31st, 2014
8th ANNUAL BLOOD ANALYSIS MAY 31
Host: chiropractor Dr. Bernard Straile. 32tests/$36. AMBA panel screens Coronary, Kidney, Anemia, Liver, Diabetes, Minerals. 13 hour fast; optional tests available; no handling fee; free nutritional breakfast; walk-ins accepted. Physician script required. Sign-up 1-800-234-8888.Total Wellness Center, 5631 W. Genesee St. Camillus. 7 - 11am www.docstraile.com


June 15th, 2014
Father's Day Barbecue
Celebrate the most important men in your life (or simply spend the day with loved ones) during our annual Father’s Day Barbecue. Enjoy lawn games, swimming, Dixieland jazz–and free draft beer for dad. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. • $25/person, $15 children under 12, children under 5 free. Call 315.364.8888 to place your reservation.


June 15th, 2014
Wildflowers & Wine
Montezuma Winery & the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex will partner for this family, fun-filled event on Father's Day, June 15th from 11am-4pm. -FREE early morning guided birding walk from 9-10:30am(contact the winery to RSVP req'd by ). **ALL main event activities will be held at Montezuma Winery. Main Event 11am-4pm (free admission) -Scheduled bus tours of the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge -Wildlife Displays -Art & Craft vendors -Food, Wine & Wine Slushies Live music by Mitty & The Followers For the 11th year in a row just for this event, we will introduce our collector's limited edition wine with a portion of the sales to be donated to the FOTMWC for the continuing conservation efforts. Fee for food & wine. *No RSVP required for main event. For more information, call 315-568-8190 or email us.


May 3rd, 2014 - May 4th, 2014
Welcome Back Weekend
Long Acre Farms will open for their 21st season at 10:00am on Saturday May 3, 2014. The Farm’s “Welcome Back Weekend” will continue through Sunday May 4th with special promotions, deals, samples and activities for the whole family. 2014 Season passes are currently on sale online and will be available for guests to purchase during the Farm’s “Welcome Back Weekend.” Guests who purchase any size/flavor Ice Cream will automatically receive a free wristband for the Back 40 Adventure- a play area on the Farm that consists of over 10 family-friendly activities, including a Fitness Jumping Pillow, Giant Slide, Hoop Shoot, Swing Set, Sandbox and more. In addition, the Farm will be running a “Buy 1 get 1 50% off” deal on all bags of ore for their Gemstone Panning station. The Farm Market will be offering free samples of homemade farm fresh fudge and will be stocked with new and familiar products. JD Wine Cellars, which is located at Long Acre Farms, will be open from 12pm-6pm during the weekend for wine and beer tastings and will have free samples of wine slushies for guests.


May 1st, 2014 - May 3rd, 2014
Spring Rummage Sale
Spring Rummage Sale May 1,and 2 from 9:00 AM to 5 PM May 3 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM $1 Bag sale - First Presbyterian Church 8871 South Seneca Street Weedsport, New York


May 1st, 2014 - May 31st, 2014
AARP Driver Safety Classes
AARP has scheduled several Driver Safety classes in the Finger Lakes region during the month of May. During these 6 hour classes, you learn safe driving skills, new state driving laws and you qualify for a discount on your auto insurance (you must have a valid NY driver's license). To find when and where a class will be held near you, please go to: AARPdriversafety.org and click on the class overview button and then the class locator button. You may also call the District Coordinator, Doris, at 315-282-7736. The course fee is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non members. These classes are not just for senior citizens. Drivers of all ages can benefit from safe driving strategies and from the insurance discount. These classes fill up quickly so plan to call to register early.

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" Morning Doves "
This pair of morning doves was observed feeding below several bird feeders late Wednesday afternoon in the Town of Romulus.

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