Events for April 2015
Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce
Apr 01   The Nature of Our Lake - What Did We Learn From Research Projects in 2014?
The Nature of Our Lake - What Did We Learn From Research Projects in 2014? Finger Lakes Community College Muller Field Station, 6455 County Road 36, Canadice, April 1, 7-8:30 p.m., Bruce Gilman and Terry Gronwall discuss research on Honeoye Lake zebra mussels, aquatic plants, lake bottom, reservations at (585)785-1257 or Nancy.Lawson@flcc.edu, part of the Speaking of Nature series.
Date:   April 1, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College Muller Field Station, 6455 County Road 36, Canadice
Contact:   Lenore Friend 585-785-1623
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
Apr 01   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   April 1, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Apr 02   Opening reception for Neal McDannel: A Panoptic Survey art exhibit
Opening reception for Neal McDannel: A Panoptic Survey art exhibit, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, April 2, Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34, 1 p.m. artist talk, 4 to 6:30 p.m. reception, free, (585) 785-1369.
Date:   April 2, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua
Contact:   Lenore Friend 585-785-1623
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 03   Happy Hour and FREE Live Music FRIDAYS at Ventosa Vineyards
Ventosa Vineyards Happy Hour and FREE Live Music Fridays.
BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm
Live Music from various local artists 6-9pm
Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm
Please check our website www.ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and specials
Date:   April 3, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ventosavineyards.com
Location:   Ventosa Vineyards 3440 Route 96 A Geneva NY 14456
Email:   info@ventosavineyards.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday 5-9pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 03   Dinner at Julia restaurant experience
Dinner at Julia restaurant experience, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, April 3, students prepare gourmet five-course meal, two menu choices, $35 includes tax and tip, call for reservations, (585) 785-1476.
Date:   April 3, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua
Contact:   lenore friend 585-785-1623
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
Date/Time Details:   Need to make reservations
Fees/Admission:   $35
Apr 04   Thrive to Survive General Cancer Support Group
Join us for our general cancer support group.
All are welcome to attend.
No registration required.
Drinks and snacks provided.

ATTENDANCE FREE

For more information, please contact:
(315) 374-0626 or help@thrivetosurvive.org
Date:   April 4, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Email:   www.thrivetosurvive.org
Apr 08   FLCC Children's Theatre: The Velveteen Rabbit
FLCC Children’s Theatre: The Velveteen Rabbit, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, April 8 and 10, auditorium, 10 a.m., free, (585) 785-1623.
Date:   April 8, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua
Contact:   lenore friend 585-785-1623
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 08   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   April 8, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Apr 10   FLCC Children's Theatre: The Velveteen Rabbit
FLCC Children’s Theatre: The Velveteen Rabbit, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, April 10, auditorium, 10 a.m., free, (585) 785-1623.
Date:   April 10, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua
Contact:   lenore friend 585-785-1623
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 10   Happy Hour and FREE Live Music FRIDAYS at Ventosa Vineyards
Ventosa Vineyards Happy Hour and FREE Live Music Fridays.
BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm
Live Music from various local artists 6-9pm
Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm
Please check our website www.ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and specials
Date:   April 10, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ventosavineyards.com
Location:   Ventosa Vineyards 3440 Route 96 A Geneva NY 14456
Email:   info@ventosavineyards.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday 5-9pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 10   Seneca Lake Drums!
Have you ever heard the drums echo across Seneca Lake?  The Native American Indians believed these sounds to be the drumming of the ancestor and scientists theorize the drumming sound may be the result of methane gas bubbling up from cracks in the bottom of the lake. On Friday night, April 10th you are guaranteed to hear the sounds of drums at the north end of Seneca Lake!  Two Herons Drum Circle is hosting a Drumming Workshop to benefit Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association at the Ramada Geneva Lakefront from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, registration desk opens at 6:30 pm. 
 
Jim Donovan, an award winning educator and founding member of the multi-platinum selling band Rusted Root, is returning to Geneva to facilitate his new World Drumming Workshop. Donovan’s workshop offers a step­-by-­step learning experience, beginners are warmly welcomed, all that is required is a willingness to try. Participants will learn and play exciting traditional rhythms and songs from countries all over the world such as Guinea, Ghana, Congo, Brazil, Senegal, Nigeria and the Americas.
 
Drumming with others is scientifically proven to improve your mood, relieve stress, increase mental focus and to support social connections.  Discover why people from all over the globe have been drumming together for thousands of years. Even if you consider yourself “unmusical”, group drumming is an accessible entry point into the rewarding world of music creation.  
 
 
For more information about Two Herons Drum Circle, please visit:  www.facebook.com/twoheronsdrumcircle
 
To learn more about Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, visit their website at:  www.senecalake.org
 
Additional details about the World Drumming Workshop may be found on Donovan’s official website:  www.jimdonovandrums.com
 
Tickets maybe purchased on-line at: www.eventbrite.com/d/ny--geneva/world-drumming/
 
Date:   April 10, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.jimdonovandrums.com
Location:   Ramada - Geneva Lakefront
Contact:   Jill Ritter
Email:   ritter6398@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   April 10th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Registration table opens at 6:30
Fees/Admission:   Presale Tickets $35.00 visit: www.eventbrite.com/d/ny--geneva/world-drumming/
Tickets at the Door $45.00
Apr 11   GENEVA READS BOOK FEST
The Geneva Reads Book Fest celebrates children's books and the joy of family reading. The theme of the festival this year is "Read, Sing, Play...Together Every Day" featuring Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats.
There will be a variety of reading-related activities, crafts, giveaways, and storybook characters to enjoy.  This festival is aimed to inspire everyone to nurture a love of reading and to encourage reading in the home.  Ideal for children ten and under and their families.

Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union is the lead sponsor of the event.

This event is free and open to the public.
Date:   April 11, 2015
Time:   12:30 PM
Location:   Geneva Community Center 160 Carter Rd. Geneva, NY
Contact:   Tanya Thompson
Email:   tthompson@pls-net.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 11, 2015 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Apr 13   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.
Date:   April 13, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   Geneva Historical Society
543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Geneva Historical Society
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   4/13/15 6:30-8:00PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 15   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   April 15, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Apr 17   Dinner at Julia restaurant experience
Dinner at Julia restaurant experience, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, April 17, students prepare gourmet five-course meal, two menu choices, $35 includes tax and tip, call for reservations, (585) 785-1476.
Date:   April 17, 2015
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua
Contact:   Lenore Friend 585-785-1623
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
Date/Time Details:   Need to make reservations
Fees/Admission:   $35
Apr 17   Happy Hour and FREE Live Music FRIDAYS at Ventosa Vineyards
Ventosa Vineyards Happy Hour and FREE Live Music Fridays.
BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm
Live Music from various local artists 6-9pm
Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm
Please check our website www.ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and specials
Date:   April 17, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ventosavineyards.com
Location:   Ventosa Vineyards 3440 Route 96 A Geneva NY 14456
Email:   info@ventosavineyards.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday 5-9pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 18   It's Everybody's Birthday!
Join us Saturday, April 18th for "It's Everybody's Birthday". Live music will be provided by the band ATLAS. This unique celebration starts at 6:30pm for cocktails with full cash bar available. Dinner begins at 7pm with Ventosa's famous Prime Rib Dinner.  Don't miss out!  $50 per person includes a plentiful dinner and tax & gratuity is included. Click here to purchase tickets and more information!
Date:   April 18, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ventosavineyards.com
Location:   3440 Rt. 96 A Geneva NY 14456
Contact:   info@ventosavineyards.com 315-719-0000
Email:   info@ventosavineyards.com
Date/Time Details:   4/18/2015 630 pm
Fees/Admission:   50.00 per person includes tax & gratuity
Apr 20   The Clothesline Project, exhibit recognizing those affected by domestic violence
The Clothesline Project, exhibit recognizing those affected by domestic violence, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, April 20-22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34, free, (585) 785-1623.
Date:   April 20, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua
Contact:   lenore friend 585-785-1623
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 22   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   April 22, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Apr 23   I Love the Finger Lakes Career Expo
I Love the Finger Lakes Career Expo, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, April 23, 1 to 4 p.m., Student Center, (585) 785-1274.
Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua
Contact:   lenore friend 585-785-1623
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 23   Pasture to Plate: Stories and Skills from Chicken Thistle Farm

Pasture to Plate: Stories and Skills from Chicken Thistle Farm, a Small Sustainable Farmstead in Walworth, Finger Lakes Community College Muller Field Station, 6455 County Road 36, Canadice, April 23, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Kelli and Andy Prior share stories of their farming, gardening and homesteading journey, reservations at (585) 785-1257 or Nancy.Lawson@flcc.edu, part of the Speaking of Nature series.

Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College Muller Field Station, 6455 County Road 36, Canadice
Contact:   lenore friend 585-785-1623
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 23   Lighting Rose Hill Mansion1809-1900
        A program on Lighting Rose Hill Mansion 1809-1900 will be presented by Alice Askins on Thursday, April 23 at Rose Hill Mansion, 3373 Rt. 96A, Geneva. The program will be given at a meeting of the Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes. The public is welcome and there is no charge. Alice Askins is Site Manager of Rose Hill Mansion, a property of the Geneva Historical Society.
Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Rose Hill Mansion, 3373 Rt. 96A, Geneva
Contact:   Dorothy Marino
Email:   marino2@rochester.rr.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 23   Lighting Rose Hill Mansion 1809-1900

On April 23 at 7:00 p.m. the Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes will meet at Rose Hill Mansion, 3373 Rt. 96A, Geneva, where Alice Askins will present a program on Lighting Rose Hill Mansion1809-1900. The public is welcome and there is no charge.                       

       The program will be a stroll through Rose Hill Mansion with special attention paid to the ways it has been lit over the years. The house has examples of lighting devices from candles to electricity, and they will be discussed in the context of Geneva and Rose Hill in particular.

         Alice Askins is Education Coordinator for Rose Hill, a property of the Geneva Historical Society. She developed a “behind the scenes” tour of Rose Hill last season and is currently drafting a two-house tour of the Johnston House and Rose Hill with a focus on women's experience.
Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Rose Hill Mansion, 3373 Rt. 96A, Geneva
Contact:   Dorothy Marino
Email:   marino2@rochester.rr.com
Date/Time Details:  


On April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 23   Pierre Bensusan Live Performance

World renowned French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer will be performing live at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts! 

Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the most eloquent and world musicians today. Leo Kottke says:

"Pierre’s music gives me the shakes. No other guitarist shares his strange gifts of sophistication, accessibility and downright joy. Even at its most complex, Pierre’s music only needs ears to be enjoyed." 

This is performance is not to be missed!

Pierre will also be hosting a 1 hour workshop beginning at 3:30pm where he presents his approach to guitar playing and composition. Admission to the workshop is $10. Come to the workshop, have dinner in Trumansburg and then join us for the concert!

Date:   April 23, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://tburgconservatory.org
Location:   Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, 3 Congress St, Trumansburg, NY 14886
Contact:   Sandy List
Email:   skl.tcfa@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday April 23 at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM.
Fees/Admission:   $20
Apr 24 - Apr 26   23rd Annual Wine and Herb Festival

If you have a green thumb and even if you don't you'll definitely not want to miss our 23rd Annual Wine & Herb Festival. Build your garden  full of fragrant herbs and veggies. You will receive a wine glass, a garden plan and a plant carrier at your starting point winery plus potted herb or veggie plants from each winery.

As you savor herb-prepared cuisine, sip our fine wines and make sure to take home the recipes so that you can be the highlight at your next get together with these great recipes.

Hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes:
Corning Museum of Glass (shown below),

Experience! The Finger Lakes
Geneva on the Lake
Holiday Inn-Finger Lakes
LaTourelle
S&S Limousine
The Hotel Ithaca
Tuxill House
Water to Wine

FRIDAY 1 - 5 PM, the following wineries are participating:
King Ferry
Long Point
Montezuma
Six Mile Creek

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, 10 - 6 PM, all 17 wineries are participating.

At King Ferry or Long Point wineries only, you can start at 9 AM on Saturday, on Sunday 10:00AM. At the other starting wineries you can start at 10:00AM on both Saturday and Sunday.

A Couple ticket receives, 2 wine glasses, 1 herb or veggie per winery, one garden plan and one plant carrier plus wine and food pairings, extra tastings and recipe cards. 

A Single ticket receives, 1 wine glass, 1 herb or veggie per winery, one garden plan and one plant carrier plus wine and food pairings, extra tastings and recipe cards. 

Designated Drivers receive everything stated above except they receive a mug instead of a glass.

Be sure to buy your tickets early for we have a limited amount per weekend.

Packages will be available with accommodations at local hotels in Ithaca, Auburn and Seneca Falls, with transportation and tickets to the event.

Tickets can also be purchased through our 800#: 800-684-5217
Date:   April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Time:   01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://cayugawinetrail.com/events/130/23rd-annual-wine-herb-festival-april-24-26
Location:   Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
Contact:   800-684-5217
Email:   info@cayugawinetrail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 24, 1pm-5pm April 25 & 26, 10am-6pm
Fees/Admission:   $40/single ticket, $60/couple ticket, plus tax and handling
Apr 24   Happy Hour and FREE Live Music FRIDAYS at Ventosa Vineyards
Ventosa Vineyards Happy Hour and FREE Live Music Fridays.
BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm
Live Music from various local artists 6-9pm
Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm
Please check our website www.ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and specials
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ventosavineyards.com
Location:   Ventosa Vineyards 3440 Route 96 A Geneva NY 14456
Email:   info@ventosavineyards.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Friday 5-9pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 24   Dinner at Julia restaurant experience
Dinner at Julia restaurant experience, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, April 24, students prepare gourmet five-course meal, two menu choices, $35 includes tax and tip, call for reservations, (585) 785-1476.
Date:   April 24, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua
Contact:   lenore friend 585-785-1623
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
Date/Time Details:   Need to make reservation
Fees/Admission:   $35
Apr 27   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.
Date:   April 27, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
Location:   Geneva Historical Society
543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   Geneva Historical Society 315-789-5151
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   4/27/2015 6:30-8:00PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 29   Trivia Night

The Grapevine Lounge at Ramada Geneva Lakefront presents Trivia Night
Every Wednesday Night
Free to Play, Free to Win

Hobart and William Smith Students get 15% off food and drinks with school I.D.

Date:   April 29, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Apr 30   13th Annual FLCC Faculty Reading
13th Annual FLCC Faculty Reading, Finger Lakes Community College Honors House, 4340 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, April 30, 7 p.m., free, (585) 785-1623.
Date:   April 30, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College Honors House, 4340 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua
Contact:   lenore friend 585-785-1623
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
Fees/Admission:   free