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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Pasta dinner and more to help local dance team travel to perform at Outback Bowl in Tampa

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Suzanne's School of Dance Outback Team is performing at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 1.

To help pay for traveling expenses, the girls are having a pasta dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Polish Falcons Club, Nest #493, in Batavia. It is located at 123 S. Swan St.

Tickets are $9 for adults and kids 12 and under pay $5.

There will also be a basket raffle, 50/50, Gas Grill raffle and a bake sale.

Event Date and Time

September 13, 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Star Wars Reads Day at Richmond library

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Come join us at the Richmond Memorial Library for Star Wars Reads Day at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct.11. There will be games, crafts and a special preview of all the newest Star Wars books. This program is perfect for children ages 6 years old and up!

No registration is necessary just come on in. For more information give us a call at 343-9550, ext. 4, or check out our Web site www.batavialibrary.org

Event Date and Time

October 11, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Portion of Terry Hills' green fees this weekend will go to 'Folds of Honor' to help vets' families

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Press release:

Terry Hills Golf Course, located on Clinton Street Road in Batavia, will be participating in a community event to benefit the families of service men and women.

All weekend long, Terry Hills will be donating a portion of our proceeds from Greens Fees to the Folds of Honor organization, as a participant in Patriot Golf Day. This organization provides educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our nation. In one year alone for Patriot Golf Day, we were able to raise $4,000!

This is such a GREAT opportunity for golfers to get their rounds in this weekend but in doing so, help raise money for those in need!

(Tee time range below for Saturday, Sunday and Monday - Labor Day)

Event Date and Time

August 30, 2014 - 6:40am - September 1, 2014 - 5:50pm
Friday, August 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Wiener dog races / Family Fun Day at Batavia Downs

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Of all the promotions presented during the live harness racing meet at Batavia Downs each year, the Dachshund or “wiener dog” races have become the most popular.

This year the wiener dog races will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, during Family Fun Day at Batavia Downs. Sponsored by Genesee Feeds of Batavia, a total of 10 heats will be contested with eight wiener dogs in each race. The first race will begin after the last live harness race of the day, which will be approximately 4:20 p.m.

Besides the wiener dog races, other highlights of the Family Fun Day will include free pony rides from 2-4 p.m. (sponsored by Castilone Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep of Batavia), a bounce house and appearances by the ever popular Pringles the Clown, Mr. Scribbles and Jason the Juggler.

There will be $1 Sahlen’s hot dogs and $1 sodas available from noon until 4 at the concession on the track apron. Cotton Candy and Snow Cones will also be available for $1 all afternoon.

A 12-race card of afternoon harness racing is scheduled on Family Fun Day with the first post slated for 1:15. Admission and parking, as always, are free.

Event Date and Time

August 24, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm

YWCA Stiletto & Sneaker Walk, plus Community Harvest Supper

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WHAT:  2014 Stiletto & Sneaker Walk (one-mile walk for Domestic Violence
WHEN:  Registration 4:30 p.m., walk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2
WHERE: YWCA of Genesee County, 301 North St., Batavia
COST:  $20, to benefit YW's Domestic Violence Crisis & Prevention
Services program
CALL:  For information or to register, call (585) 343-5808

WHAT:  2014 Community Harvest Supper
WHEN:  4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2
WHERE: YWCA of Genesee County, 301 North St., Batavia
COST:  Early Bird 4-5 p.m., $6; 5-6:30 p.m. $8
CALL:  For information or tickets, call (585) 343-5808

Event Date and Time

October 2, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Goat Education Field Day at GC Fairgrounds

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Press release:

Niagara Frontier Dairy Goat Association is hosting a Goat Education Field Day to be held Saturday Sept. 20 at the Genesee County Fairgrounds in Batavia.

The following workshops will be held:

  • Soap making
  • Understanding ADGA reports and programs
  • Basic Management
  • Lotion Making
  • Parasite/Coccidia Control
  • Fudge making
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Cheese making
  • Nutrition/Hay Quality
  • Packing/Driving
  • Basic Vet Care
  • Boer Breeding and Conformation Selection
  • Dairy Breeding and Conformation Selection
  • Plus, how to make a lambar and a game of fun filled jeopardy

Registration will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and the first workshop will start at 9. Pre-registration is $10 or $15 on the day of the event. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated as we will have handouts available.

Our pre-registration deadline is Sept. 3.

We are looking for sponsors and donations for our raffle table.

More information can be found on our Web site at https://nfdga.shutterfly.com If you have any questions you can contact Dawn Weaver at [email protected] or 585-281-0869 or Pete Snyder at [email protected] or 716-863-1317.

Event Date and Time

September 20, 2014 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Red Creek plays at Batavia Peace Garden on Main Street

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The Batavia Peace Garden on Main Street is featuring the band Red Creek from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 16. So if you're ambling around Summer in the City, come on over and hear some great tunes!

Event Date and Time

August 16, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Summer in the City

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Press release:

Downtown Batavia –   “Bring Your Feet Downtown” to the Batavia Business Improvement District’s 11th Annual “Summer in the City” Festival in beautiful Downtown Batavia from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16.

There will be more than 65 vendors. Food concessions will be serving: BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers, fried dough, lobster rolls, pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, and ice cream and lots more delicious treats.

Artists and crafts persons will have several booths featuring a variety of artwork, furniture, jewelry and unique clothing and gifts for sale.

A super entertainment lineup throughout the afternoon and evening on the Main Stage located on Main Street near Wendy’s. 

  • Corfu Pembroke Community Band starts things off at 11 a.m.
  • Old Hippies with favorites from the '60s and '70s (12-1 p.m.)
  • Area Dance Groups (1-2)
  • BHS Trumpet Ensemble ( 2-3 p.m.)
  • Terry “Elvis” Buchwald will be rock’n' Downtown ( 4- 6 p.m.)
  • The headliner: Mitty & The Followers will have everyone dancing to their MoTown and R&B sounds ( 7-9 p.m.)

KidsZone is bigger and better with five bounce houses, games, face painting and lots more for the entire family throughout the day. The Zone will be located on Court Street.

A Super Car Cruise and Motorcycle Alley for car and cycle enthusiasts with over 400 vehicles of all kinds. This includes vans and trucks. Parking will be on Main, Bank, Center and Jackson streets.

For runners and walkers the 33rd Donald R. Carroll 5K Race & Walk will take place at  9 a.m. on Bank Street. Registration is 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Register online at: DonCarrollrace.com

*** New this year --  Chalk Art Fest with artists creating unique artwork on Downtown Batavia’s streets. Artists will begin their masterpieces on Friday, Aug.15th at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 16.  Prizes will be awarded. Contact: [email protected]

Be healthy at United Memorial Medical Center’s Health Fair under the big tent on East Main Street featuring all kinds of heathy lifestyle tips and testing.

For more information Call 585-344-0900 or visit the B.I.D. Web site at www.downtownbataviany.com

Event Date and Time

August 16, 2014 - 11:00am - 9:00pm
Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's

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The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Across Western New York, there are six such Walks scheduled, including Sept. 27 in Batavia. The approximately two-mile walk starts and ends at the Genesee County Nursing Home on Bank Street.

The Genesee County Walk Committee was invaluable in enlisting the support of local businesses through sponsorships and basket raffle donations, and helping promote the walk within the towns and villages.

The Walk is open to everyone and registration is a fast and simple process: simply log-on to www.alz.org/WNY or call 1.800.272.3900. Site check-in and day-of registration begins at 9 a.m., the opening ceremony starts at 10 and the walk gets under way at 10:10.

Everyone who registers to walk receives a nylon pinwheel flower as a remembrance of the day.

There is no fee to register, but fundraising is strongly encouraged to ensure the Chapter can continue to provide local resources for the roughly 8,000 Genesee County residents who are directly impacted by Alzheimer’s. There are incentives for reaching certain fundraising goals, and participants have until October 31 to raise money to qualify.

Event Date and Time

September 27, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Free workshop on basic of Alzheimer's offered at YMCA; RSVP requested

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Press release:

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia.

“The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease,” is a workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

In September, the free class will be offered at two YMCA locations in WNY: in Medina, the “Y” in the Armory on Pearl Street will host the class at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 and the Batavia YMCA at 209 E. Main St. will host the workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Workshop information includes:

  • Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia
  • How Alzheimer’s affects the brain
  • Causes and risk factors
  • How to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease
  • The benefits of early detection
  • How to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Stages of the disease
  • Treatment
  • Hope for the future
  • Ways the Alzheimer’s Association WNY chapter can help

The workshop is free and open to the public, but because seating is limited, reservations are requested by calling 1.800.272.3900.

Event Date and Time

September 9, 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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