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Friday, December 7 2012

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Before 5:00 pm

St. Padre Pio Parish is holding their annual Penny Social on Sunday, December 2 at the Elba Fireman's Recreation Hall, Rte. 98, Elba. Doors open at noon, drawings begin at 2 p.m. Hundreds of prizes and baskets, some for only a penny a ticket!.  Refreshments, 50/50 drawing, door prize and $100 money tree give away.

5:00 pm

Join in the holiday spirit at the second annual “Taste of the Holidays” on Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Holiday Tent in Jackson Street parking lot in festive Downtown Batavia.

New this year will be The Scavenger Hunt: The Twelve Days of Christmas. This should encourage more people to go into the stores, identify the day, and then look around for holiday gifts.

Another reason for coming downtown will be to see all the festive window displays.

Friday, Dec. 7 (5-9 p.m.):

Lighting of the community Christmas tree and singing of carols. (Tree next to Bank of America on Main Street.)

Holiday Tent: several area restaurants will provide samples of their menu specialties. Admission: $1/person.

Holiday Scavenger Hunt: Twelve Days of Christmas – in downtown stores with a grant prize of a $100 gift certificate.

Horse and carriage rides (6-9 p.m. -- Center Street parking lot across from Adam Miller Toy & Bicycles) Rides: $1 -- proceeds donated to: Don Carroll “Toys For Kids."

Then on Saturday, Dec. 8 (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.), the Holiday Tent will be filled with free children’s holiday activities (decorating ornaments, coloring, making Christmas cards and puppets, etc.)

Holiday Scavenger Hunt: Twelve Days of Christmas – downtown stores. Entertainment: Bart Dentino & Kevin Huber (12-3 p.m.) and the McMahon Irish School of Dance.

Horse & Wagon Rides (12-3 p.m. - Center Street) Rides $1 (for “Toys for Kids”)

The event is hosted by the Batavia Business Improvement District. For more information visit: www.downtownbataviany.com

7:00 pm

move. fitness studio, located at 56 Harvester Ave. in Batavia, will be hosting a FREE "Healthy Through the Holidays" event at 7 o'clock tonight, Dec. 7. There will be several professionals present, providing information, practical tips and advice, and healthy alternative recipes.

Professionals will include move.'s personal trainer and group exercise instructors, Elaine Mest, LMT and Body Sense HealthCare and Nutrition. Each professional will speak a little about how to stay healthy through this indulgent time of year, then we will have a "mingling" hour, during which there will be healthy food options, along with the recipes available to take home.

The professionals will be able to speak with individuals during this time and give personalized information and advice. Each of the businesses will also have special deals along with gift certificates available, perfect for holiday gift giving!

RSVP is NOT required, but feel free to contact studio owner, Jenna, with any questions at 861-0269 or www.facebook.com/move.batavia

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