Events for March 2015
Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce
Mar 01   Occasion of the Heart Bridal Open House!
Meet select, quality wedding professionals and get ideas from trends in the wedding industry in a small, intimate setting.

$500 Cash Grand Prize
Vendor Giveaways

Pre-register by phone. Desired but not required.
Date:   March 1, 2015
Time:   12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.FlowersByStella.com
Location:   Flowers by Stella
1880 Rochester Rd. (Rte. 332)
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Contact:   Flowers by Stella (585) 394-1830
Email:   infostellasflorist@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, March 1st
12:30-2pm
Fees/Admission:   None.
Please call (585) 394-1830 to preregister. Day of attendees are more than welcome!
Mar 03   Join Us for a Free College Planning Workshop

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, March 3, 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!

 

 

 

Date:   March 3, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   https://www.flfcu.org/home/
Location:   Finger Lakes FCU
23 Seneca St., Geneva , NY 14456
Contact:   Pat Ely, Marketing Director
Email:   pely@flfcu.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 3, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public
Mar 04   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:   March 4, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mar 06   Finger Lakes Grape Program Pruning Workshop
Finger Lakes Grape Program Pruning Workshop 
Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – NOON
Where:  Finger Lakes Teaching and Demonstration Vineyard
Anthony Road Wine Company
1020 Anthony Road
Penn Yan, NY  14527
Cost: $25 per person
Register: Call 315-536-5134 or go on-line: http://flgp.cce.cornell.edu/event_preregistration.php?event=163 

Are you interested in learning how to prune grape vines? Then you won’t want to miss the Finger Lakes Grape Program’s pruning class and hands-on demonstration. Mike Colizzi, Finger Lakes Grape Program Viticulture Community Educator, will be teaching this workshop.  There will be a brief indoor session with plenty of time to get familiarized with proper techniques and ask questions. Participants will then go outside to prune vines on three different training systems.  The workshop is open to the public and is to be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM – NOON at the Finger Lakes Teaching and Demonstration Vineyard located at the Anthony Road Wine Company, 1020 Anthony Road, Penn Yan.  The fee is $25 per person.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at (315) 536-5134 or go on-line at http://flgp.cce.cornell.edu/event_preregistration.php?event=163. 

 
Date:   March 6, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://flgp.cce.cornell.edu/event_preregistration.php?event=163
Location:   Finger Lakes Teaching and Demonstration Vineyard
Anthony Road Wine Company
1020 Anthony Road
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Contact:   Mike Colizzi, 315-536-5134
Email:   mac252@cornell.edu
Date/Time Details:   Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM ? NOON
Fees/Admission:   $25 per person
Mar 06   FLFCU Presents artiststhree Exhibition featuring Elaine Liberio, Jan Romeiser, and Tina Yannotti Burgess

The Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union presents a tri-artist exhibition by three local artists, Elaine Liberio, Jan Romeiser, and Tina Yannotti Burgess. Their work is on display at the FLFCU Main Office (Geneva Branch) lobby and Loan Department. An opening reception with the artist will be held Friday, March 6th, 2015 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Credit Union’s Main Office. Light refreshments, including a wine tasting by Fulkerson Winery, will be provided.

Elaine Liberio

“Painting is exhilarating, especially Plein Air!” While Elaine loves studio painting, Plein Air painting has become her great love and this will be her third year in the Seneca Lake Plein Air Painting Festival sponsored by Billsboro Winery. Recently, Elaine has teamed up with two other artists, Tina Yannotti Burgess and Jan Romeiser to form “artiststhree”, painting and showing their work together around the Finger Lakes. Their first collaborative show was at White Springs Winery in the spring, followed by a show at Billsboro Winery and next they were at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs for the months of December and January. Elaine is a member of Wayne County Council for the Arts and the Western Wayne Arts Group where she exhibits and sells her art. She also offers workshops and classes in oil painting, watercolor and drawing. One of her most fun workshops is “Oil Painting with Rags - No Brushes Allowed”. She is currently developing a website, www.liberioart.com. Her studio is located at 48 State Route 21, Palmyra, NY  14522. To inquire about workshops or to tour her studio, please e-mail her at liberioart@rochester.rr.com or call 315-945-2374.

Jan Romeiser

Jan had always enjoyed art classes in high school. Although it had been a big part of her, she did not pursue an education in it. She kept her hand at it for a while after she married in 1976. Kids were born and life flew by with little time for painting.

Jan began painting again in 2006 after her daughters gave her everything she needed to start. In 2009, she started painting at the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery and Studio II in Canandaigua. She has taken workshops with Judy Soprano, Dick Kane, Ann Larsen, Elaine Liberio, and a number of other artists. Under their guidance (and lots of independent painting) her talent is developing.

Her paintings have been hung at Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery, Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, Women Artists of the Finger Lakes shows, Phelps Art Center, White Springs Winery, and Billsboro Winery. She is a member of the Ontario County Arts Council rotating artists and has had her paintings in various businesses in and around Canandaigua.

“Being creative in a small way, or in a great way, is a gift from God. Enjoy yourself, find your gift, your talent, and develop it.”

To purchase any of the images that are on display at FLFCU, contact Jan directly and arrangements will be made to have them available to you as soon as possible. You can contact Jan Romeiser at her email at Janr415@yahoo.com (Please put a painting reference in the subject box), or call at 315-462-9603.

Tina Yannotti Burgess

My name is Valentina (Tina) Yannotti Burgess and my interest in Art began in grammar school and was my Major in High School. I attended FLCC taking classes in drawing and painting. For the past 6 years I have been studying with Pat Rini Rohrer in “Studio II” at the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery and Judy Suprano. It was after attending Plein Air Painting classes in 2006 that I discovered that painting with oil was my passion. After painting with oil at this class, I discovered that mixing paint on canvas, and the fact that it didn’t dry right away, I could discover more colors and could move the paint around with more freedom. Oil painting wasn’t the only thing I discovered. I found out through painting local marinas, farms, and parks how lucky I am to live in such a naturally beautiful area. It was the serenity I felt in the presence of this area that compelled me, and brought out my passion to want to put that feeling and that beauty on canvas.

To purchase any of the images that are on display at FLFCU, contact Tina directly and arrangements will be made to have them available to you as soon as possible. You can contact Tina Yannotti Burgess at her email at tyannott@rochester.rr.com, or call at 315-781-0537. Check out www.theartfarmgallery.com to see more of Tina’s work.

Stop in the Credit Union to see the exhibit, which will continue to be on display through mid-May. After that date, another artist’s exhibit will be displayed. If you are a local artist seeking a location to display your art or photography, simply contact Pat Ely, Marketing Director, at (315) 781-1334 Ext. 134, for FLFCU Supports the Arts information.

Date:   March 6, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   https://www.flfcu.org/home/index.php
Location:   Finger Lakes FCU
27 Seneca Street, Geneva
Contact:   Pat Ely, Marketing Director
Email:   pely@flfcu.org
Date/Time Details:   March 6th, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public
Mar 06   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:   March 6, 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
Mar 07   Understanding Landowner Liability Issues: Liability, Posting, and Trespass
Understanding Landowner Liability Issues:  Liability, Posting, and Trespass

Saturday, March 7, 2015 8:30 am: Registration  9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Workshop Yates County Office Building Auditorium 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan N.Y. 
$10 per person/family - Includes presentations, refreshments, and expert answers to your questions. 
To Register: Call Yates County CCE at 315-536-5123                        or go on-line:      https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/LandownerLiability_257 
This workshop will explore the responsibility and liability of landowners for the actions of a trespasser, hunter, invitee, and other types of people who may access your property.   
Featured Presenters and Topics:  
David Colligan, attorney at law at Colligan Law, LLP
* Current landowner liability case law; * Posting your property;
* Providing permission to people to hike, hunt, or ride ATV’s on your land; * Liability toward trespassers versus people who are allowed to be there;
* Right-of-ways; and
* Ponds, swimming, and attractive nuisances. 
Josh Crain, Environmental Conservation Officer Ed Nemitz, Yates County Sheriff’s Department
* What to do when you suspect a trespass; 
* How to report a trespass; 
* How to approach a potential situation on your property; and
* Personal experiences and lessons learned.
Date:   March 7, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/LandownerLiability_257
Location:   Yates County Office Building Auditorium 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan N.Y.
Contact:   Elizabeth Newbold, 315-536-5123
Email:   ejn22@cornell.edu
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 7, 2015 8:30 am: Registration 9:00 am ? 12:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 per person/family
Mar 07   Thrive to Survive General Cancer Support Group Meeting
Join us for our general cancer support group.
All are welcome to attend.
No registration required.
Drinks and snacks provided.

 
Date:   March 7, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thrivetosurvive.org
Location:   Geneva Public Library
Contact:   Pam Venuti 315-374-0626
Email:   pam@thrivetosurvive.org
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 07   Classic Film Series: Arsenic and Old Lave
The next movie in the library's Classic Film Series will be Arsenic and Old Lace starring Cary Grant. The film will be shown on Saturday, March 7 from 11am-1pm with free popcorn and refreshments provided. This timeless classic is about what happens when a drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.
Date:   March 7, 2015
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Geneva Public Library
Contact:   Kelsey Hibbard-Baker
Email:   khibbardbaker@pls-net.org
Date/Time Details:   3/7/15 from 11:00am -1:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 09   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.
The program is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required as space is limited.
Date:   March 9, 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:   315-789-5151
Email:   office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Date/Time Details:   3/9/15 6:30-8:00PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 10   Writers Support Group
Are you writing a novel or memoir? Do you need some general help about these literary forms and your options as a writer using them? Could you benefit from some one-on-one help with your manuscript?
Meet at the library 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 group loves to meet new writers.
Date:   March 10, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://genevapubliclibrary.net
Location:   Geneva Public Library
Contact:   Kelsey Hibbard-Baker
Email:   khibbardbaker@pls-net.org
Date/Time Details:   3/10/15 from 6:30-8pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 11 - Mar 20   Winter Book Sale

The Geneva Public Library is having their annual book sale to raise money for new library materials. 
Sale Hours

  • Wednesday, March 11th 9:00am -7:00pm

  • Thursday, March 12th 9:00am-7:00pm

  • Friday, March 13th 9:00am-6:00pm

  • Saturday, March 14th 9:00am-2:00pm

  • Sunday, March 15th 12:00pm-3:00pm

  • Monday, March 16th- Friday, March 20th- Bag Sale during Library Hours 

Pricing

  • Wednesday- Friday $2.00 for hardback, $1.00 for paperback, children's books are $.25.

  • Saturday $1.00 for hardback, $.50 for paperback and children's will remain $.25.

  • Sunday- DIME DAY all books are be 10 cents.

  • March 16th- 20th, BAG SALE Fill a bag (we furnish the bags) for $2.00.

 

Date:   March 11, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://genevapubliclibrary.net
Location:   Geneva Public Library
Contact:   Chris Finger
Email:   cfinger@pls-net.org
Date/Time Details:   3/11/15-3/20/15 during regular library hours
Mar 11   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:   March 11, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mar 12   Three Elizabeths and a Rhoda
Join us in the Reading Room for a fun event focused on the lives of three Elizabeths (educator and writer Elizabeth Stryker Ricord, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, and Elizabeth Smith Miller) who played important roles in women's rights in the Finger Lakes area ... and another interesting woman named Rhoda Palmer.
Geneva Historical Society Director Kerry Lippincott will speak at this Community Read program, which will include a trivia portion and prizes.
Date:   March 12, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://genevapubliclibrary.net
Location:   Geneva Public Library
Contact:   Kelsey Hibbard-Baker
Email:   khibbardbaker@pls-net.org
Date/Time Details:   3/12/15 at 6:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 13   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:   March 13, 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
Mar 13   Musical Moments
This month's Musical Moments features Flutist Paul Schliffer and pianist Meg Heaton on Friday, March 13, 7:15 p.m. in the Library’s Reading Room. The program is free to attend and will feature classical flute/piano repertoire including sonatas by Brahms and Mozart.
Date:   March 13, 2015
Time:   07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
Website:   http://genevapubliclibrary.net
Location:   Geneva Public Library
Contact:   Susie Flick
Email:   sflick@pls-net.org
Date/Time Details:   3/13/15 at 7:15pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 14   6th Annual Geneva Basket Raffle
Ready to find out if you won a raffle basket? The 6th Annual Geneva Basket Raffle Drawing will be on Saturday, March 14th from 10 am-12 pm in the Children's Room. There will be fun activities for the whole family and a brand new basket up for raffle. Only those who attend the drawing will have a chance to win the Easter Basket and put in those last minute raffle tickets in the more than 40 baskets the library has to offer this year. Ticket sales are on-going throughout the months of February and March. See the Library Facebook page for pictures of the baskets and specials on ticket prices. 
Date:   March 14, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Geneva Public Library
Contact:   Tanya Thompson
Email:   tthompson@pls-net.org
Date/Time Details:   3/14/15 from 10 am-12 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission: tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5
Mar 14   The Burning of The Canes at Fox Run

A new event for 2015! The day will include food and wine, bonfires and live music. FREE Admission! Bring chairs and blankets, please no coolers.

Each year after harvest, grape vines are pruned to ensure a good crop of grapes the following season. Drawn from the old tradition in winemaking regions of France, The Burning of the Canes will celebrate the previous year's work and prepare for the upcoming season by hosting an outdoor feast and burning the cuttings (canes). More details to come, but we hope you will join us! Free admission, food, wine, and tastings extra.

Date:   March 14, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.foxrunvineyards.com
Location:   Fox Run Vineyards
Contact:   Fox Run Vineyards
Email:   info@foxrunvineyards.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 14th
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission, food & drinks additional
Mar 15   Canandaigua Kiwanis Chefs Challenge 2015

 

For almost 40 years the Canandaigua Kiwanis Club has held an annual fundraiser to support our community giving.  This year we will have our third annual Kiwanis Chefs Challenge and silent auction. 

                                                    

The Kiwanis Chefs Challenge 2015 will showcase 30 area celebrity and professional chefs who will serve sample -sized appetizers, entrees, soups/salads and desserts for the enjoyment of 200-300 guests. Highlights of this fundraiser will be a variety of gourmet foods, more than 50 silent auction gift baskets and wine, spirits, coffee and beer tastings.

 

This year’s event will be held Sunday, March 15th from 2-5 P.M. at the Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main St, Canandaigua, NY.  Tickets will be presold by Kiwanis members and at the door on the day of the event for $25 per person and $40 per couple. 

We would like to invite you to join us at this festive event. 

Please feel free to view some of our accomplishments and objectives on our web site at www.canandaiguakiwanis.org Your participation will help to make this year’s Chefs

Challenge a huge success!  For further information about tickets or the event please email the event chair, Pam Metting at drpamaud@yahoo.com.  

Date:   March 15, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://canandaiguakiwanis.org
Location:   Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main St, Canandaigua, NY
Contact:   Pam Metting
Email:   drpamaud@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   March 15th 2:00-5:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $25 per person, $40 per couple
Mar 18   Neighbor Next Door: Managing Grief and Guilt
The Neighbor Next Door class this month will be focusing on managing grief and guilt for caregivers, family, and friends of those with Alzheimer's Disease or other forms of dementia. The series of class provides information about the disease as well as strategies for communicating and helping someone with dementia contine to lead a dignified life. It is presented by the Rochester and Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. The instructor is Michelle Robbins. For more information please visit the library's website.  
Date:   March 18, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://genevapubliclibrary.net
Location:   Geneva Public Library
Contact:   Kelsey Hibbard-Baker
Email:   khibbardbaker@pls-net.org
Date/Time Details:   3/18/15 from 6:30-8:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 18   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:   March 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mar 19   Feeling Lucky?

Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your career?

 

Feeling Lucky?!? Come join us for our open house Toastmasters meeting on Thursday March 19th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Seneca Room in Geneva (603 S. Main Street)! We are a friendly group of people that support each other in preparing and delivering speeches. 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!

Date:   March 19, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://inspiredspeakers.toastmastersclubs.org
Location:   603 South Main Street Geneva NY
Contact:   genevatoast@gmail.com
Email:   genevatoast@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   March 19th 6:30-7:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 20   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:   March 20, 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
Mar 21   Yates County Master Gardener Annual Yard 'N Garden Day

Yates County Master Gardener Annual Yard ‘N Garden Day

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Registration 8:30 AM)
Where: Yates County Auditorium
              417 Liberty Street
              Penn Yan, NY  14527
Cost: $15 per person
Register: Call 315-536-5123 or go on-line https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/YardNGarden_257


The Master Gardeners’ of Yates County are hosting their annual Yard N’ Garden Day for anyone who is interested in gardening and ready to think about Spring! 
The workshop will cover invasive ornamentals and their native alternatives, container vegetable gardening in a changing climate, cutting flowers from the landscape, growing and arranging 10 top cut flowers, and integrating cut flowers and useful plants into your landscape.  Speakers include: Emily Staychock, Cornell Cooperative Extension Invasive Species/Watershed Educator; Lori Brewer, Cornell University Dept. of Horticulture Sr. Extension Associate, and Nellie Gardner, Horticulturist and Owner of Flower Fields in Spencerport, NY.
The workshop is open to the public and is to be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Yates County Auditorium, 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan.  The fee is $15 per person, which includes refreshments and door prize tickets. Following the workshop, all attendees will receive several FREE vegetable seed packets.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at (315) 536-5123 or go on-line at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/YardNGarden_257

 
Date:   March 21, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Website:   https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/YardNGarden_257
Location:   Yates County Auditorium
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Contact:   Cheryl Flynn, 315-536-5123
Email:   cj348@cornell.edu
Date/Time Details:   Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM ? 12:30 PM (Registration 8:30 AM)
Fees/Admission:   $15 per person
Mar 21   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. Attendees will also have the chance to use the Library's laptops to conduct research and print their findings with the assistance of a Library staff member.
Date:   March 21, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://genevapubliclibrary.net
Location:   Geneva Public Library
Contact:   Chris Finger
Email:   cfinger@pls-net.org
Date/Time Details:   3/21/15 from 10-11:30am
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 21 - Mar 22   1st Annual Bacon on the Lakein

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, you gotta' love Bacon. Join us for the first and original Finger Lakes Bacon event on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.  It’s all about the Bacon and you’ll find that’s the main ingredient in our bacon lover’s event. You’ll receive a wineglass at your starting point winery and recipe cards at each winery as you savor all that delectable bacon.

Besides eating all that lovely bacon, make sure to visit each winery to be eligible to win some of the best prizes ever, such as a  BBQ Smoker, BBQ sauces, BBQ utensils and so much. Just pop off a stub from your ticket at each winery and deposit it into a Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Piggy Bank. This way the more wineries you visit the more chances you’ll have to win.

Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes:
Black Walnut B&B
Geneva on the Lake
Holiday Inn-Finger Lakes
LaTourelle
S&S Limousine
The Hotel Ithaca

Tickets can also be purchased through our 800#: 800-684-5217.

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

Date:   March 21, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://cayugawinetrail.com/events/661/bacon-on-the-lakein-sponsored-by-wqny-1037
Location:   Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
Contact:   800-684-5217
Email:   info@cayugawinetrail.com
Date/Time Details:   March 21 & 22, 10am-5pm
Fees/Admission:   $30 per ticket, plus tax and handling
Mar 22   Artist Reception
Stop by Anthony Road and meet Canandaigua artist Maureen McMahon. Maureen's work in acrylic, oils and encaustic will be on display at the winery through March.
Date:   March 22, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.anthonyroadwine.com
Location:   Anthony Road Winery
Contact:   Liz Castner
Email:   info@anthonyroadwine.com
Mar 22   St. Peter's Community Arts Academy 5th Annual Dinner with the Arts
The Dinner with the Arts is a five course meal complete with entertainment by the students and faculty of St Peter's Community Arts Academy. The evening begins with a wine reception and silent auction at 5 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. This years dinner is an around the world dining experience brought to you by Beef and Brew of Geneva. 
France – Wild mushroom brie and cream sherry soup
Italy – Caprese salad
England – Mini Beef & stilton pie tartlets (Vegetarian option – mushroom pie)
U.S.A. – Texas style smoked brisket with Louisiana style corn bread and Wisconsin cheddered Idaho potatoes topped with New York caramelized apples.
(Vegetarian option – vegetable Kabobs)
Belgium – Dark Chocolate moelleux with caramel sauce.

Proceeds from the dinner benefit St. Peter's Community Arts Academy
Date:   March 22, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://stpetersarts.org
Location:   St. Peter's Community Arts Academy
149 Genesee Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Contact:   For tickets or contact information call 315-789-0106
Email:   info@stpetersarts.org
Date/Time Details:   March 22, 2015, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $75.00
Mar 23   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:   March 23, 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:   3/23/15 6:30-8:00PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 25   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:   March 25, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mar 26   Rethink Your Drink
Rethink Your Drink with this teen program sponsored by the Finger Lakes Health CHAT Program. On Thursday, March 26 from 4-5pm, teens will be making smoothies and other tasty drinks and discussing why they are healthier choices than soda.
Date:   March 26, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM
Website:   http://genevapubliclibrary.net
Location:   Geneva Public Library
Contact:   Debbie Elliotto
Email:   delliotto@pls-net.org
Date/Time Details:   3/26/15 from 4-5pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 26   Celtic musicians The Dady Brothers
Celtic musicians The Dady Brothers, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, March 26, Stage 14, 5 p.m. free workshop, 7 p.m. concert with $2 general entry and free with FLCC ID, (585) 785-1335.
Date:   March 26, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua
Contact:   lenore friend 585-785-1623
Email:   Friendll@flcc.edu
Date/Time Details:   Free workshop starts at 7pm
Fees/Admission:   2$-free
Mar 26   Steuben Glass and Samuel Hawkes: A Personal Perspective

      Steuben Glass and Samuel Hawkes: A Personal Perspective will be presented by Jane Levatino on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Geneva History Museum, 543 S. Main Street. The public is welcome and admission is free.

     Jane Levatino will provide a personal perspective on her grandfather Samuel Hawkes, who was co-founder of the Steuben Glass Works in 1903 with his father, T.G. Hawkes, and Frederick Carder. Levatino gives us an account of growing up as an eye witness to a successful American industry and businessman. Additionally, her great-grandfather's business, T.G Hawkes & Company of Corning, was one of the nation's largest makers of glass at the turn of the 20th century.

     Levatino is a resident of the Finger Lakes and a member of the American Cut Glass Association and the Eastern Lakes Chapter of the Association.

          The Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes includes residents of the Finger Lakes with a common interest in antiques, collecting and local history. Programming includes lectures, demonstrations and occasional visits to local history sites.

Date:   March 26, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Geneva History Museum, 543 S. Main Street, Geneva
Email:   napress478@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 26 from 7-9 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 27   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:   March 27, 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
Mar 27   Dinner at Julia restaurant experience
Dinner at Julia restaurant experience, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, March 27, students prepare gourmet five-course meal, two menu choices, $35 includes tax and tip, call for reservations, (585) 785-1476.
Date:   March 27, 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
Mar 29   Easter Egg Hunt & Open House!
Annual Event at Flowers by Stella!

Egg Hunt begins at 1pm Sharp!

Meet & Take Photos with the Easter Bunny!

Kids Surprise Entertainment!
 
Date:   March 29, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.FlowersByStella.com
Location:   Flowers by Stella
1880 Rochester Road (Route 332)
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Contact:   (585) 394-1830
Email:   infostellasflorist@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, March 29th
12-2pm
Egg Hunt 1pm Sharp!
Fees/Admission:   Free Family Fun Event for Kids of All Ages
Mar 31   Adult Book Club
Read The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe and join in the discussion on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30pm. A profoundly moving memoir of caregiving, mourning, and love—The End of Your Life Book Club is also about the joy of reading, and the ways that joy is multiplied when we share it with others. So come to the Adult Book Club to celebrate that joy of reading and sharing ideas. 
Date:   March 31, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://genevapubliclibrary.net
Location:   Geneva Public Library
Contact:   Susie Flick
Email:   sflick@pls-net.org
Date/Time Details:   3/31/15 from 6:30-8:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free