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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Christmas Card Class

post by Leslie DeLooze in Christmas, Class, library program

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia presents a Christmas Card Class for adults on Monday, December 9 at 6:00 pm. Jenn Cascell is teaching the class. Registration is required, and $7.00 is due at the time of registration.  Participants are asked to bring a paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive, pop-up dots and brown distress ink and applicator.  Please stop by the library to register.  www.batavialibrary.org 

Event Date and Time

December 9, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Fresh Greens Holiday Centerpiece Class

post by Leslie DeLooze in Christmas, crafts, decorations

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia presents a Fresh Greens Holiday Centerpiece Class for adults on Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30 pm.  Join Kate Riegel to learn how to create a centerpiece with fresh greens, a candle and ornamental picks. Registration is required, and $12.00 is due at the time of registration.  Please stop by the library to register.  www.batavialibrary.org  

 

Event Date and Time

December 2, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:06 am

Wonderland of Trees Gala at HLOM

post by Billie Owens in Christmas, events, hlom

The Holland Land Office Museum
131 W. Main St., Batavia, NY
Wonderland of Trees Gala
Friday Nov. 21st from 7 – 10 p.m.
Gift Basket Raffle Now Open
for more information & tickets call the museum
343.4727
General Admission $20
Museum Members $15

Event Date and Time

November 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Christmas in the Park

post by Pauline Miano in Christmas, Santa, Sing along

The Elba Betterment Committee will hold their second annual Christmas in the Park on Saturday, December 6th at the Village Park on Main Street.  Families, businesses and churches may purchase and decorate a tree as they wish. The lighting ceremony will be at 7:00 with Santa, refreshments and a Christmas sing along.  Join us for great family fun!

Event Date and Time

December 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Monday, December 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Photo: The Christmas lights of Fargo Road

post by Howard B. Owens in Christmas, Fargo Road, Jim DiSalvo

Dylan Brew sent in this picture he took of some of the Christmas lights on display at the DiSalvo residence on Fargo Road, Stafford.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

Free concert brings spirit of the holidays to Genesee County

post by Daniel Crofts in batavia, Christmas, concerts, first presbyterian church

Batavia's First Presbyterian Church will be alive with rousing holiday spirit when "Christmas with Vox, a Festival of Carols" comes around on Friday, Dec. 20.

"Vox Lumine," a professional chorus group made up of 25 members from all over Western and Central New York, is performing for the public free of charge at the church, at 300 E. Main St. in Batavia.

Ann Emmans, minister of music at First Presbyterian, says this is going to be "the church's gift to the community."

"We had ('Vox Lumine') at the church for a concert in May," Emmans said, "and it was delightful.  We thought, 'What would be more wonderful than to have them back for Christmas?' "

Costs are being covered by the church's memorial donation funds from the last few years.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and will probably run about an hour and a half, according to "Vox Lumine" first tenor Mark Ross.

A reception with Christmas cookies and punch will follow in the church's fellowship area.

The performance will feature 17 Christmas songs, including classics such as "Carol of the Bells" and "Joy to the World" and lesser know works, as well as pieces with different ethnic backgrounds (including Polish and Italian).

Emmans stressed that the music is "non-commercial" and has a "sacred character."

"It's more about the joy of the season," she said.

"(The Christmas season) is a time when people appreciate music even more than they normally do," Ross said, "because it's associated with the events of the holiday."

"Vox Lumine" was formed in March 2010 by founder and director Brandon Johnson, D.M.A, director of choral activities at Houghton College.

Ross, of Batavia, said they have done concerts as far east as Ithaca and as far west as Orchard Park.

Because members live in scattered locations (the member living at the farthest distance from Batavia is from Syracuse), Johnson sends the music to each of them individually. They will come together in two rehearsals between now and Dec. 20 to "meld" (in Emmans' words) what they have learned together. So each will quite literally bring his/her own voice to the performance.

A Houghton graduate, a member of First Presbyterian Church for 41 years and currently commissioned lay pastor at Stone Church Presbyterian in Bergen, Ross is very happy to be a part of the upcoming performance. It coincides with his retirement from New York Central Mutual Insurance, where he worked for 27 years as an insurance adjustor.

"It's a wonderful combination," he said with a smile on his face.

For more information, call the church at 343-0505 or e-mail Emmans at [email protected].

Pictured Emmans and Ross at the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary.

Top photo submitted by Mark Ross.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 9:28 am

Children's Gala @ The Wonderland of Trees - Holland Land Office Museum

post by Holland Land Office in children, Christmas, family, history, kids

Event Date and Time

December 14, 2013 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Christmas window displays starting to appear downtown

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Christmas, downtown

It's starting to look a bit like Christmas downtown as businesses begin installing their holiday window displays. The Business Improvement District sponsors an annual window display contest.

Yesterday and today, Brandi Bruggman has been painting a "White Christmas" mural at Steve Hawley's insurance office.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:28 pm

An Old-Time Radio Christmas

post by Leslie DeLooze in Christmas, holiday events

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1 East Main St., LeRoy presents "An Old-Time Radio Christmas" on Friday, December 13 from 7:00-8:30 pm and on Saturday, December 14 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.  Step back in time for two funny, heart-warming Christmas radio plays, a brief introduction to the Golden Age of Radio, trivia of the era, and refreshments.  Tickets (pre-sale only) are $5.00 and are available at St. Mark's Church office, The Hobby Horse at 56 Main St., or by calling 585-813-5089.
 

Event Date and Time

December 14, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:26 pm

An Old-Time Radio Christmas at St. Mark's in Le Roy

post by Leslie DeLooze in Christmas, holiday events

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1 East Main St., LeRoy presents "An Old-Time Radio Christmas" on Friday, December 13 from 7:00-8:30 pm and on Saturday, December 14 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Step back in time for two funny, heart-warming Christmas radio plays, a brief introduction to the Golden Age of Radio, trivia of the era, and refreshments. Tickets (pre-sale only) are $5 and are available at St. Mark's Church office, The Hobby Horse at 56 Main St., LeRoy, or by calling 585-813-5089.
 

Event Date and Time

December 13, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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