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April 27th, 2015
Civil War Reading & Discussion Program
In a unique collaboration, the New York Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment of the Humanities have joined forces with the Geneva Historical Society to offer "Making Sense of the Civil War," a monthly reading and discussion series that will run on the second and fourth Mondays of the month from February 23 to May 11, 2015.

April 28th, 2015
Join us for a Free College Planning Workshop
College Assistance Plus has a plan for you! Due to inclement weather, the workshop scheduled for March 3rd was cancelled. It has been rescheduled in April (see below). Worried about paying for your student’s College Education? College Assistance Plus (CAPlus)* can help! We have partnered with CAPlus for this workshop covering information on reducing college costs, preventing costly mistakes parents make during the college process, the debt issue, academic selectivity, exploring Financial Aid packages and how to better handle this big financial decision. Join us for a Free Educational Workshop about the college search process, including: • A practical look at planning and paying for a college education • Preventing enormous college debt for you and your student • Strategies to lessen the confusion and financial complexities of college • Guidance for parents on one of their most expensive purchases • Understanding how the FAFSA works • Negotiate the price of tuition with possible savings of thousands of dollars • Common costly mistakes to avoid Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM Place: Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union, 27 Seneca St., Geneva Target Audience: High School Sophomores / Juniors, Parents, & Grandparents Please contact Pat Ely, Marketing Director, at (315) 781-1334 X 134 to sign up! Space is limited. *College Assistance Plus is a local firm that helps guide parents and students through their student’s entire college career. CAPlus know the ins and outs of college and will help your family with the worry, stress, and confusion surrounding a college education. Spend an hour with us and we will answer your questions regarding the college process and how to reduce the cost. Start with an education and end with success!

April 29th, 2015
2015-2016 Geneva Library Budget Informational Meeting
The 2015-2016 budget vote is quickly approaching and the Geneva Public Library wants to inform you about the opportunities that are being proposed in this upcoming year's budget. To learn about the budget please attend the Informational Meeting being held by the Library Director and the Board President on Wednesday, April 29 at 6pm. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Library at 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456. For more information about the meeting or the vote itself go to or call 315-789-5303.

May 2nd, 2015
Free Paper Shredding Day!
Brought to you by your Credit Union To celebrate Earth Day and prevent ID Theft, the Finger Lakes FCU will provide a free paper shredding service to the Community on Saturday, May 2nd. A Shred-it truck will be located at the rear of the Credit Union’s Main Office, 27 Seneca St., Geneva. Protect yourself; don’t make it easy for thieves to get your confidential information. Safeguard your identity by shredding papers containing personal information - particularly Social Security numbers, credit card offers, and statements. It only takes seconds to shred, but months or even years to clear your record once scammers set up fraudulent accounts in your name. In order to accommodate the many who attend, we ask that guidelines be observed: • Hours of shredding on site are from 10:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Please use returnable boxes or containers • No plastic bags Please contact Pat Ely, Marketing Director, at (315) 781-1334 ext. 134 for further details.

May 2nd, 2015
Free Comic Book Day at Geneva Library
Who wouldn't want a free book? Come to the Geneva Public library on Saturday, May 2nd to have your choice of a comic to take home. Register Now at!! Free Comic Book Day is the comic book specialty market’s annual event where participating comic book shops and libraries across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone. The Geneva Library is participating this year and all you have to do in order to get your free comic is be among the first 50 people to sign up and then come on Saturday between 10-12pm to pick your book. The Library is located at 244 Main Street Geneva, NY 14456. Call 315-789-5303 for more information or help with registering.

May 2nd, 2015
Spring 5K Race & Stroll
Sat, 05/02/2015, 9 am $20/Pre-registration; $25/day of race Run or walk through the Sonnenberg estate among beautiful spring foliage and flowers. Details & registration at website at: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park 151 Charlotte Street Canandaigua, NY, 14424 Phone: 585-394-4922

May 2nd, 2015
I Love My Parks Day
Sat, 05/02/2015, 10 am - Noon Free!! Be part of a state-wide volunteering event and show your love for Sonnenberg! See website for details at: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park 151 Charlotte Street Canandaigua, NY, 14424

May 2nd, 2015
5k Race to raise money for local Cub/Boy Scouts.9:00am at Seneca Lake State Park. Registration at park 7:30-8:45am. Contact Race Director Chris Orlick 315-521-2153 for more info Or Register online at:

May 3rd, 2015
GLCC 5K and 10K for Play
Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center 10K and 5K for Play Run/Walk & One Mile Fun Run! Sunday, May 3, 2015 Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center 61 Elizabeth Blackwell Street 7:30 – 8:30 am --- Check in and race day registration 9:00 am --- Start of 10K Run or Walk 9:15 am --- Start of 5K Run or Walk All Proceeds to purchase a new ac/heating unit and to update our kitchen appliances T-shirts will be guaranteed to those who register by April 5, 2015. Awards presentation begins at 10:30 am for overall top three and by age group. We will also have Chip Timing provided by YenTiming! Questions and to request additional forms contact Jennifer (315) 781-0014 or Join us for more race day events: Raffle, Bake Sale, Face Painting and more…

May 3rd, 2015
Pancake Breakfast
All you can eat pancake breakfast held at Geneva American Legion, 1115 Lochland Road (RT 14). Pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, OJ, coffee, tea, pastries. Adults $8, Children (6-10) $4, 3 and under free. 9 a.m. to noon.

May 3rd, 2015
Walk! MS
Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS movement- a community coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for a future without MS. Through our 50 state network of chapters, Walk MS provides an opportunity to connect people living with MS and those who care about them. This community event raises critical funds to support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Nearly 340,000 people come together nation-wide to show the power of connections. Right here in Upstate New York, our 19 Walk MS locations raised more than $1.3 million in 2014. We encourage you to get connected and be part of the Upstate New York Chapter’s largest signature event by sponsoring this event. Registration begins at 9am, Walk 10am. Location: The Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 Contact Info: Hillary Upton 585-271-0805

May 5th, 2015
Preschool Storytime
Calling all preschoolers: the summer session of Storytime with Tanya starts on Tuesday, May 5 and will run through June 9. Come listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes from 10:30-11am. Register here. The storytime is held every Tuesday between the dates listed at the Geneva Public Library, 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456. Fore more information about the event please call 315-789-5303 ext. 111.

May 6th, 2015
Baby Lapsit
Looking for a fun, interactive program for your infant or toddler? Baby Lapsit is designed for babies up to 2 years old and includes stories and songs followed by free play. The Summer Session will start Wednesday, May 6 and be held through June 10 from 10-10:30am. Register now. Baby Lapsit is held every Wednesday morning during the dates listed at the Geneva Public Library, 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456. For more information please call 315-789-5303 ext. 111.

May 7th, 2015
Read It Before You Eat It
Ever wonder if the food you are eating is really good for you? Representatives from Finger Lakes Health will be at the Geneva Public Library to show teens the proper way to read the nutritional chart on foods. They will also be making Southwestern Black Bean Dip and serving whole wheat tortilla chips as a healthy snack. The program will be on Thursday, May 7 from 4-5pm at the Geneva Public Library, 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456. For more information about the program please contact Deb Elliotto at 315-789-5303 ext. 115.

May 8th, 2015
National Public Gardens Day at Sonnenberg Gardens
Fri, 05/08/2015, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Buy one admission and get one free with coupon. Get coupon at: Visit us or call at: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park 151 Charlotte Street Canandaigua, NY, 14424 585-394-4922

May 9th, 2015
Saturday Mother's Tea
Sat, 05/09/2015, 1 - 4 pm $30/adults, $25/Sonnenberg Members, $18/Youth (4 - 12 years) Show that special lady how much you love her with an elegant high tea event! Admission to the gardens included. Prepaid reservations required. Details on website at: or Call us at: 585-394-4922 Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park 151 Charlotte Street Canandaigua, NY, 14424 /store.asp?pid=33935

May 9th, 2015
Pamper Mom Naturally!
Lake 2 Lake Acupuncture will be holding its Grand Opening Saturday, May 9th from Noon-4PM. Rest, Relax and Rejuvenate with Leasa Morrison LMT. She will be offering chair massages for $1 a minute with $5 off of 30 minutes. Leasa will also be offering a 30 minute Detox Foot Bath for $40. Bonnie Branch will be offering reflexology foot massages for $1 a minute with Young Living Essential Oils. Amy Lapp will be offering the Zyto Scan, which detects which supplements and oils are right for your body for $10 Call Lake 2 Lake Acupuncture (315)-585-0014 to reserve a time and treatment for mom's pampering! Walk ins are welcome too! Lake 2 Lake Acupuncture 4481 State Route 96A Geneva, NY 14456 315-585-0014

May 10th, 2015
Mother's Day Cruises!
Treat your Mother to a cruise on Canandaigua Lake this Mother's Day! Buy One Adult Ticket and One Mother Rides FREE! Narrated Excursions: 10:30-12pm 12-2pm 2:30-4pm $18 Adults/$13 Kids 3-12, Kids 2 & Under Ride Free $3 Additional for Upper Deck Guarantee Please call (585) 396-7350 to purchase your tickets on the Canandaigua Lady! Docked at 205 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, NY

May 10th, 2015
Mother's Day Admission Special
Sun, 05/10/2015, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Moms get in for $1 all day Mother's Day, Sunday May 10. Standard admission for everyone else. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park 151 Charlotte Street Canandaigua, NY, 14424 visit us at: OR Call at: 585-394-4922

May 10th, 2015
Mother's Day Brunch at Ventosa Vineyards
Mothers Day Brunch at Ventosa Vineyards Sunday, May 10th 10:30am - 2pm Featuring Soup & Salad Station Homemade Chicken Soup Mixed Greens Salad Ambrosia Salad Breakfast & Omelet Station Omelets with your choice of ham, bacon, sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms, cheese & olives Scrambled eggs, bacon breakfast sausage, muffins, French toast sticks & fresh fruit Meat Station Roast Beef w/ Au Jus Oven Roasted Pork Loin topped with a Pork Reduction Glaze Oven Roasted Turkey Breast topped w/ our traditional gravy Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes Fresh Mixed Vegetables w/ Roasted Red Peppers and Onions Pasta Station Rigatoni w/ Ventosa's traditional Red Sauce Farfalle Pasta w/ Alfredo Sauce Italian Sausage, Peppers & Onions Dessert Station featuring an assortment of decadent desserts $26.95 pp Children 5-12 $13.95 pp (does not include tax and service) Reservations are required 315-719-0000

May 11th, 2015
Civil War Reading & Discussion Program
In a unique collaboration, the New York Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment of the Humanities have joined forces with the Geneva Historical Society to offer "Making Sense of the Civil War," a monthly reading and discussion series that will run on the second and fourth Mondays of the month from February 23 to May 11, 2015.

May 12th, 2015
Writers Support Group
Are you writing a novel or memoir? Could you benefit from some one-on-one help with your manuscript? Meet at the library on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30pm with Patricia Roth Schwartz, the Library's Writer-in-Residence, published writer, and workshop leader. She will address the group in general for part of each session on topics of interest, then meet individually with any authors who would like to go over aspects of your manuscript. The meeting will be held at the Geneva Public Library, 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456 and there is no registration required. For more information please contact Kelsy at 315-789-5303 ext. 102.

May 14th, 2015
Geneva Community Blood Drive
Help save up to three lives in only about an hour. On Thursday, May 14 from 12-5pm the Red Cross will be having a Blood Drive at the Geneva Public Library, 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456. Please visit or call 1-800 Red Cross to schedule your appointment now. Walk-ins are also more than welcome.

May 16th, 2015
Book Crafts at the Library
Come make creative crafts out of old books with Susie. On Saturday, May 16 from 10-2pm learn how to make a variety of book crafts from our in house expert. The class will be held at the Geneva Public Library, 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456. Please register now to attend. For more information about the class please contact Susie at 315-789-5303 ext. 103

May 16th, 2015
Genealogy Research Club
The Genealogy Research Club focuses on collaboration and fun. Attendees will have the opportunity to share recent research successes and new research tools they discovered as well as a chance to meet other community members interested in family history research. They will meet on Saturday, May 16 from 10-11:30 am at the Geneva Public Library, 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456. To register to attend please visit or call the library at 315-789-5303.

May 16th, 2015
Bloomfield Rotary's Tasting Extravaganza, Farm Market & Silent Auction
Tasting Extravaganza, Farm Market & Silent Auction, sponsored by Bloomfield Rotary. May 16, 2015, 4:30-7:30 PM @ St. Bridget’s Parish Hall, 15 Church St., Bloomfield. Taste local wine, beer, coffee, chocolate & mustard. Enjoy an Italian-themed tasting bar, appetizers & desserts while taking part in a silent auction. $15/person. Supports worthy local & international causes. For more info call Bonnie @ 367-8622.

May 17th, 2015
Princesses & Superhero Lunch Cruise!
Sunday, May 17th from 12-2pm Enjoy lunch with "Elsa," "Cinderella" and "Captain America" on the Canandaigua Lady Boat Cruise! The characters will entertain children & parents with story time, Bingo and dancing! Take photos with the characters to document this special day out on Canandaigua Lake with your family! Includes Boxed Turkey Lunch for All Passengers Please call (585) 396-7350 or visit to make your reservations! Reservations can be made beginning in Late April. The Canandaigua Lady Boat Cruise 205 Lakeshore Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424

May 19th, 2015
2015-2016 Annual Geneva Vote
Take the opportunity to shape the future of your public library on Tuesday, May 19. The Annual Vote for Geneva, NY will be held from 12-9pm at the Geneva High School, 101 Carter Road, Geneva, NY 14456. For more information about the Geneva Public Library's proposed budget or how to register to vote please visit or call 315-789-5303 ext. 106.

July 18th, 2015
Carl Fribolin Cup Classic Car Show
White Springs Winery is hosting its first Carl Fribolin Cup Classic Car Show. Join us on Saturday, July 18th (rain date is July 19th) from 1 to 4 pm. Cars will be 25 years old or older. BBQ * Beer, Wine, and Hard Cider tastings * Live music. To register a car, please call 315-781-9463. There is a $10 entry fee. White Springs Winery is located at 4200 Route 14, just south of Geneva.

July 30th, 2015 - August 2nd, 2015
Romulus Alumni Weekend Events
Live Free Entertainment all weekend, 3-day Poker Run$$ (Romulus Alumni Businesses), Full Moon Cruise$$ Our Band "Eight Feet" playing @ 6pm(Fri), Boat Shuttles$$ to Vonnies Boathouse (Sat 1pm), Vehicle and Business Showcase @ Marina (Sat. 2pm-??). Alumni* Golf Tourney @ SilverCreek with an 8am Shotgun start Sun morn. BBQ($) with Poker Run and Golf Banqets starting @ 3pm @ Tiki Bar with live entertainment from Casey McD's Band (4pm) Contact Pinkie Boyle 315-200-0479 or Bob Stivers 315-587-5040 for more info and prices... All proceeds to RCS Alumni Assoc, RCS Foundation, and RCS Community Sports Boosters

April 18th, 2015 - May 16th, 2015
Geneva City School Art Show
The 2015 Geneva City School District Student Art Show will open Saturday, April 18 at the Geneva History Museum. The show will include works by students at West and North Street Elementary Schools, Geneva Middle School and Geneva High School. A reception will be held at the Museum in conjunction with Geneva Night Out on Friday, May 1 from 5-8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the Catharine Foster Hopkins Art Reading Club and there will be children's art activities in the Hucker Gallery. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, May 16. For more information, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 or visit

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.

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