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Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Community Action's Poverty Awareness dinner at Batavia Downs, RSVP by Sept. 24

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Community Action of Orleans & Genesee invites the public to a Poverty Awareness Event to mark its 50th year of community service. It will be held Friday evening, Oct. 3, at Batavia Downs.

Reservations are requested by Sept. 24.

There will be a reception, cash bar and basket raffle beginning at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 featuring chicken, pulled pork and more. Then at 7 there will be a presentation about Community Action's impact on helping people and changing lives, including stories about living in poverty.

At 8 p.m., it's Community Action at the Races!

Tickets are $25 each. (If you can't attend, please consider making a donation.)

If paying with a check, make it out to Community Action of Orleans & Genesee. MasterCard, Visa, or Discover can also be used. 

***If paying by credit card, you may RSVP by e-mail:    [email protected]

Or by phoning 589-5605.

 

Event Date and Time

September 24, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Evening Session: YWCA and Porter Farms canning class to preserve seasonal produce

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YWCA and Porter Farms bring you a workshop on canning as part of our Foodie Series!

Learn how to preserve seasonal produce from either noon to 2 p.m. or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6.

It will be about freezing fall items including squash and pumpkins. There may even be a tip about roasting those pumpkin seeds for a crunchy snack.

The classes are at YWCA, 301 North St., Batavia. Cost is $10 and space is limited. Sign up now!

Call 585.343.5808

Event Date and Time

November 6, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Third annual 'You are My Sunshine' fundraiser in memory of Azriel Butler in Le Roy

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The third annual "You are My Sunshine" fundraiser in memory of Azriel Butler will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Le Roy American Legion Hall. Money raised will be donated to Sunshine Nursery School in Le Roy and to sponsor a student at Fusion Dane Center.

There will be a 5K Run/Walk for $25. If you register before Oct. 6 you will get a T-shirt. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at the Legion Hall. Pre-registration is available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Le Roy Farmers Market or by contacting these individuals:

Kelly Stalica -- 409-8400

Katie Norstrand -- 409-7313

Sarah Bell -- 813-1281

The event will also feature:

  • Free kids activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Chicken BBQ & Pulled Pork from 12:30 p.m. until sold out ($9 pre-sale / day of $10)
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Popcorn
  • Chinese Acution
  • 50/50s
  • Deejay Jimmy B

Event Date and Time

October 18, 2014 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Opening receptions for GCC Arts faculty with works on view at Roz Steiner Gallery; second reception is 5:50 to 7:30 p.m.

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Press release:

They teach their craft to students every day, but they are also practicing artists outside of the classroom. This fall, see the work of the Fine Arts faculty at Genesee Community College in an exhibit entitled "Art Matters: GCC Arts Faculty Exhibit."

The show is now on view in the Rosalie "Roz" Steiner Gallery in the Genesee Center for the Arts on the GCC Batavia Campus. Opening receptions for the exhibit are planned on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and again at 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The 12:30 to 1:30 opening will also include a performance by Music instructor Jennifer Sisbarro.

The show will feature the works of six GCC faculty members. They include Joe Ziolkowski, Instructor of Photography, who is coordinating the exhibit; Moi Dugan, associate professor of Ceramics and 3-Dimensional Design; Heather Jones, assistant professor of Fine Arts; Pamela Swarts, assistant professor of Digital Art; Jennifer Sisbarro, instructor of Music, and Ed Hallborg, Theater technician.

The exhibit will be on display through Nov.  20. The Roz Steiner Gallery, located in the Genesee Center for the Arts at Genesee Community College, is open Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by special appointment.

Event Date and Time

September 11, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Monday, July 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

City firefighters host MDA fundraiser at Bob Evans Restaurant

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City of Batavia firefighters will host a community fundraiser tomorrow at Bob Evans restaurant to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

It will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 196 Oak St. in Batavia. City firefighters will serve as celebrity servers throughout the day.

When you present a special flier at check out, 15 percent of the sale will be donated to MDA. The flier must be presented at check out, and is valid for both dine-in or carry-out orders.

Click this link to print a flier out to take with you. Otherwise, ask for it at check-out and they have one they can scan.

Event Date and Time

July 15, 2014 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Batavia Concert Band performs at GO-ART! Picnic in the Park at Centennial Park

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The Batavia Concert Band’s 90th season of music-making will run this year with free public concerts in Batavia’s Centennial Park. On July 4th, the Band will perform at the annual Picnic in the Park, sponsored by GO-ART!

The Batavia Concert Band’s repertoire is wide ranging in origin, period and style: marches, Big Band and swing numbers; popular songs from musicals and movies; rock favorites arranged for band; classical adaptations; fun songs for kids of all ages, and everything in between.

The Band consists of about 50 brass, woodwind and percussion players ranging from talented local high school students to 60-year veterans. Many have professional experience; the rest are advanced amateur musicians. All love to play.

The Picnic in the Park concert will be conducted by John Kresse.

All concerts are free to the public of all ages. Light refreshments are available. Bring the family, some friends, lawn chairs or a blanket -- and enjoy!

Event Date and Time

July 4, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Batavia Concert Band's free performance at Centennial Park

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The Batavia Concert Band’s 90th season of music-making will run this year with free public concerts in Batavia’s Centennial Park on July 16, 23 and 30.

The Batavia Concert Band’s repertoire is wide-ranging in origin, period and style: marches, Big Band and swing numbers; popular songs from musicals and movies; rock favorites arranged for band; classical adaptations; fun songs for kids of all ages, and everything in between.

The Band consists of about 50 brass, woodwind and percussion players ranging from talented local high school students to 60-year veterans. Many have professional experience; the rest are advanced amateur musicians. All love to play.

This year’s conductor will be Mr. John Bailey, instrumental music director at Lyndonville Central School.

Downbeat for regular season concerts is 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings in Centennial Park, Batavia. (* In the event of rain, concerts will move to Genesee Community College. Notices will be posted at the NW corner of Centennial Park and announced on WBTA radio AM1490, posted on  <http://www.thebatavian.com>, and the Batavia Daily News Web site, <http://www.thedailynewsonline.com>.

All concerts are free to the public of all ages. Light refreshments are available. Bring the family, some friends, lawn chairs or a blanket -- and enjoy!

Event Date and Time

July 16, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Plant auction, free refreshments at Le Roy garden club's annual event

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The Town & Country Garden Club of Le Roy is holding its annual PLANT AUCTION starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at the Presbyterian Church on the corner of Route 5 (Main Street) and Route 19. It is free and open to the public.

The club members will be auctioning perennials, bulbs, houseplants and other miscellaneous garden items. There will be free refreshments, too! Come out and join us for a great night of fun! Proceeds are used for civic beautification in Le Roy.

Event Date and Time

June 11, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Free presentation at the Clarion Hotel on the health benefits of essential oils

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There will be a free presentation on the benefits of using essential oils for better health. They have been used for thousands of years to cure and treat both common ailments and deadly diseases and boost overall health.

Britanny Ostebo, founder of The Healthy Chickedee, will be presenting valuable information in the Crystal Room at the Clarion Hotel in Batavia from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 22.

Learn how to do a "Medicine Cabinet Makover." Educational materials will be provided. To reserve free tickets visit

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medicine-cabinet-makeover-registration-11444321273

Event Date and Time

May 22, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm

14th Annual Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Tournament

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The 14th Annual Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Tournament is set for Monday, June 2, at Terry Hills Golf Course, located at 5122 Clinton Street Road in Batavia.

Proceeds benefit the Kelly for Kids Foundation which aids disadvantaged and disabled youth. More than 50 celebrities typically take part in the tournament.

Registration and breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 9:45.

 

Event Date and Time

June 2, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
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