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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:25 am

GC Master Gardeners Coffee & Dessert program - Groundcovers - registration deadline is April 22

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On Wednesday, April 23, join the Genesee County Master Gardeners for Coffee and Dessert from 6 to 8 p.m.

This week’s program will be “Groundcovers - the Rodney Dangerfield of the Plant World." Ground covers are more than the plants of last resort for difficult to grow areas. Find out when and where to use these versatile plants to both benefit and enhance your gardens and landscapes.

Registration deadline is April 22.
 
Meet at Genesee County Cornell Cooperative Extension at 420 E. Main St., Batavia. Cost is $10 per person per class. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. Contact Brandie at 585-343-3040, ext. 101, or stop by the extention office to register. For more information visit our Web site at: www.genesee.shutterfly.com

Event Date and Time

April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

Boy Scouts Troop 6017 hosts annual Easter Egg Hunt in Elba Village Park

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Boy Scouts Troop 6017 hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Elba on Saturday, April 19, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Village of Elba Park.

There are prizes and bags of delicious candy for each kid so no one is leaving with nothing and some may come out with a new friend. There is always time for parents to meet and for kids to talk we may be a small troop but we lead a big event the prizes have taste for all we have princess kits for small girls, little toy trucks for small boys, super squirts for older boys, and fun with duck tape, tie dye, and mesh for older girls.

The children are in groups from pre-K, K–2nd to 3rd-5th grades and there's fun for everyone!

Event Date and Time

April 19, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:35 am

Bone marrow match sought for Oakfield volunteer firefighter Bill Kegler; a mouth swab is all it takes

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Bill Kegler, left, spent 22 years in the military and has been fighting fires since he was 18. Now he is fighting a different enemy, and hoping his winning hand gets dealt next week.

Kegler is a Pavilion resident and six-year member of the Community Fire Company; he is pictured above with Vice President Nick Wright. He is battling myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a disease that causes poorly formed or dysfunctional blood cells.

He needs to find a bone marrow match to fight the disease

To that end, at the instigation of Secretary Kathy Wright, the Community Fire Company is hosting a bone marrow drive for Kegler from 5 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday. It will be at the Pavilion Fire Department Hall at 11302 Lake St. in Pavilion.

Anyone age 18 to 44 and in good health is encouraged to participate. There is no cost, and it only requires a few moments of people's time and a mouth swab.

Originally from Alden, Kegler has resided in Genesee County for more than 40 years. He and his wife raised their six children in Batavia, sending their two oldest to Notre Dame High School and the younger children to the Batavia City School District. Kegler has also lived in Oakfield and served as a member of the Oakfield Fire Department.

For more information, call Nick Wright at 813-1288.

Event Date and Time

April 22, 2014 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Elba Historical Society's 17th annual antique show and sale at Fireman's Rec Hall

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Elba Historical Society's 17th annual antique show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at the Fireman's Rec Hall on Route 98.

This show and sale will features lots of antiques, collectibles and art. Appraisals will also be available for $4 each or three for $10.

Admission is free.

Basket raffles and a lottery basket will be there; you don't have to be present to win.

Fun time! Good food! This fundraiser benefits the Historical Society of Elba!

For more information, call June at 585-757-2791 or e-mail     jrowcliffe@rochester.rr.com

Event Date and Time

May 10, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:29 am

Opening reception for GCC students' 'Environmental Portraits of WNY' at East Bethany forest center

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Genesee Community College photography students will once again exhibit their work at the Genesee County Park and Forest Interpretive Center in East Bethany. Students this year will share "Environmental Portraits of Western New York."

The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at the Genesee County Park and Forest Interpretive Center, 11095 Bethany Center Road, East Bethany. Refreshments will be provided.

Photography instructor Joe Ziolkowski introduced his students this spring semester in both COM 105 (Intermediate Photography) and COM 118 (Introduction to Digital Photography) to portrait photography. The students were assigned to photograph a subject in an environment that helped illuminate that subject's life and surroundings.

"Creating a portrait of a subject in its natural surroundings adds elements to their character, and therefore portrays the essence of their personality, rather than merely a likeness of their physical features," Ziolkowski said.

"Environmental Portraits of Western New York" will be on view through Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Interpretive Center at Genesee County Park and Forest. The Center is open from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and noon to 4 on Sundays. For more information about the center, contact Conservation Education Program Coordinator Judy Spring at (585) 344-1122 or jspring.geneseeconsed@yahoo.com

Event Date and Time

May 9, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

SADD fundraiser -- bowling at Mancuso's

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SADD -- Students Against Destructive Driving -- is holding a fundraiser night of bowling at the Mancuso Bowling Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 25.

Cost is $12.50 per person and includes two hours of bowling and shoe rental.

Pre-register by calling the Genesee County Youth Bureau at 344-3960.

Have the profits will go to the countywide SADD chapter, which is supported by GC STOP-DWI & the Youth Bureau.

 

Event Date and Time

April 25, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Master Gardeners class on 'Square Foot & Container Gardening' - RSVP by April 15

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Join the Genesee County Master Gardeners on April 16th for “Square Foot & Container Gardening.”

Would you like to grow nutritious, great tasting vegetables but always come up with the same excuses? Too much work – too many weeds – takes too much space – bad soil…

Square Foot Gardening solves all these problems in a simple, easy and logical manner. Let us show you how it is done. Still not sure? Try growing your veggies in a container. We will share with you the basics of container gardening.

Fee for the class is $10. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, 420 E. Main St., Batavia. Pre-register by April 15 by calling Brandie at 585-343-3040, ext 101.

This program is part of the Genesee County Master Gardeners popular Coffee and Dessert Series. Participants enjoy a variety of gardening topics taught by Master Gardeners along with coffee, tea and dessert.

For more information visit our Web site at: www.genesee.shutterfly.com <http://www.genesee.shutterfly.com

Event Date and Time

April 16, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Margarita 5K in Pavilion on Cinco de Mayo

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On May 5th, to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, the CF Margarita 5K will take place in Pavilion. This three mile run/walk will begin at the Pavilion Fire Hall at 6:30 p.m. and end at The End of the Road Inn, where all paid participants will receive a celebratory margarita.

Technical T-shirts are available to the first 200 registered and the first 250 margaritas served will be in commemorative cups. Awards will go the fastest male and female overall and the top three in 10-year age groups.

The cost is $20 until May 4, and $25 on race day. The event Web site is http://cfmargaritarun.weebly.com <http://cfmargaritarun.weebly.com/>.

All proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Event Date and Time

May 5, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Byron Fire Department Open House - meet firefighters, see their trucks and equipment, free spaghetti lunch

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Byron Fire Department Open House -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27.

Take pictures of your kids in a fire truck, meet fire department personnel, and see the equipment up close. Equipment demonstrations & free blood-pressure checks both days. On Sunday, see an extrication equipment demonstration & enjoy a FREE spaghetti lunch.

Byron Fire Department is located on Route 262 east of Route 237. Currently accepting applications for active and social members.

Event Date and Time

April 27, 2014 - 9:00am - April 28, 2014 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park

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The annual Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt is set to begin at 9 o'clock sharp on Saturday morning, April 19 at Centennial Park, which is located at the corner of Richmond Avenue and State Street in the City of Batavia.

The hunt is for children ages 0-10. Prizes will be awarded to different age groups.

Event Date and Time

April 19, 2014 - 9:00am - 9:20am
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