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Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm

The Ridge NY hosts debut Community Fun Day starting at noon

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The Ridge NY (formally Frost Ridge Campground) is hosting its first Community Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 2, from noon to 10 p.m.

It's FREE!

There will be activities for all ages with the following events scheduled:

  • Noon until 3 p.m. -- NAZCAR -- Decorate a racing car made from cardboard and see who wins the big race
  • 3 to 5:30 p.m. -- Slippery Slope -- Big fun on the 300-foot-long slippery slide. All ages love this event. Bring your swimsuit and a towel.
  • 6 p.m. -- Dinner. Bring a dish to pass. Hamburgers and hot dogs available, too.
  • 7 p.m. -- Open Air Dancing. Dance until the stars come out!
  • 9:30 p.m. -- Nighttime Glow Stick Wagon Rides

Come out and have some fun with your neighbors and friends!

Event Date and Time

August 2, 2014 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, August 1, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Assemblyman Steve Hawley holds office hours at GCC

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley's staff holds Office Hours

 Genesee County at Genesee Community College
Conable Technology Building, Room T123
Assemblyman R. Stephen Hawley Drive (1 College Road), Batavia
Friday, August 22, 2014
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Event Date and Time

August 22, 2014 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday, August 1, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Assemblyman Steve Hawley holds office hours at GCC

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley's staff holds Office Hours

Genesee County at Genesee Community College
Conable Technology Building, Room T123
Assemblyman R. Stephen Hawley Drive (1 College Road), Batavia
Friday, August 8, 2014
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Event Date and Time

August 8, 2014 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Elba's annual Onion Festival

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The annual Onion Festival will be on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8th and 9th at the Elba Firemen's Rec Hall, located at 7143 Oak Orchard Road. Lots of food, fun, friends and music. Bring the whole family to Elba's biggest event of the year!

Friday's hours are 5 p.m. 'til 2 a.m. and the main parade starts at 7 p.m. The parade route will be starting on West Avenue going south down Route 98 and ending at the Elba Rec Hall.

Saturday's festivities start at noon with the Kiddie Parade, and also end at 2 a.m. The Kiddie Parade begins at the corner of Ford Road and Route 98 and goes to the rec hall. All kids are welcome to attend. They can walk, ride a bike, drive a battery-operated four-wheeler or Jeep or whatever it may be, or be pulled in a wagon by mom or dad.

The crowning of the Onion Queen will be at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The drawing of the 2014 Ford Mustang (Courtesy of Orleans Ford), or $20,000 cash, will be at 11 p.m. on Saturday.

There will be ride specials both Friday night (7-11) and Saturday (1-5).

Savage Cabbage will be playing in the beer tent from 9 p.m. 'til 1 a.m. on Friday night.

Then Mac and Company will be playing in the beer tent from on Saturday starting at 6 p.m. and later, from 9 p.m. 'til 1 a.m., the Mercury Blues Band performs.

Event Date and Time

August 8, 2014 - 5:00pm - August 9, 2014 - 11:55pm
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Microchipping cats and dogs for $30 at Hogs for Paws fundraiser at Stan's

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For $30, you can have the peace of mind that if your pet gets lost, there's hope it can be reunited with you. It's called microchipping and there will be a clinic set up at the Hogs for Paws animal shelter fundraiser on Aug. 16 at Stan's Harley-Davidson.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., your cat or dog can be microchipped, which includes the injection, a collar ID tag and national registration with AVID.

Each dog or cat must be accompanied by someone who can control it. Cats MUST be in carriers. Please bring the name of your vet and an alternate contact person (name, address and number) for registration purposes. Accepted payment is either cash or checks (made out to Volunteers For Animals), sorry no credit cards. No preregistration necessary.

What is a microchip?

The microchip is a tiny computer chip which has an identification number programmed into it and is encapsulated within a biocompatible material. The whole device is small enough to fit inside a hypodermic needle and can be simply injected under the skin of our pets, where it will stay for the life of the animal. This provides a permanent, positive identification which cannot be lost, altered or intentionally removed -- a safe, simple and inexpensive way to protect your pet against loss or theft.The computer memory in the microchip contains a unique number -- no two animals will ever have the same number. A radio signal is used to read this number through the skin of your pet. It is routine for animal shelters and veterinarian offices to scan pets for microchips.

Event Date and Time

August 16, 2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm

YMCA's Wheels & Heels at Stan's to benefit kids affected by domestic violence

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YWCA's 2014 Wheels & Heels event includes something for everyone, from a cool vehicle show and motorcycle ride to a bicycle rally, basket auction, fashion show, food fest and children's games. It's set for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Stan's Harley-Davidson, 4425 W. Saile Drive, Batavia.

The party is being thrown to benefit YWCA of Genesee County, specifically to fund new programs for children affected by domestic violence.

As bicycles head out on a 25-mile trek, motorcyclists will go on a 100-mile trip around Genesee County. There will be a few stops and goodies along the way, with the finale at Stan's, where more fun will continue.

The registration fee for the vehicle show, motorcycle and bike rides is $25.

Admission to Wheels & Heels is $5, and that includes entry for a drawing tickets, registration forms or more information, call (585) 343-5808.

Assorted foods will be available for purchase, including lobster rolls, seafood chowder, grilled hotdogs, pulled pork, ice cream treats and popcorn. Spectators may also want to check out the assorted vehicles on display, fashions on a flatbed and live entertainment.

Not to be left out, kids can play in a bounce house and will have the challenge of a scavenger hunt with opportunity to win prizes. Youth and adults will be walking the runway to show off fashions from local merchants.

Announcement of the YW's $10,000 cash raffle will be made at 4:30 p.m., though winners need not be present. Tickets are going fast, at $15 each, $60 for five or $100 for 10. There will also be several items up for bid in a basket auction.

Event Date and Time

July 26, 2014 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Batavia Players Vendor Blender at 56 Harvester Ave.

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The Batavia Players is hosting a Vendor Blender from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 2nd at the theater on 56 Harvester Ave.

This is a fundraiser for the Summer Youth Theatre show "Tommy." We are having a chicken BBQ from SWY's Catering and BBQ for $10. Admission is free to the vendor blender. We are having some entertainment and a raffle.

For more information contact Sue Buckley at 343-6931.

Event Date and Time

August 2, 2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:21 am

15th annual Harley Raffle, expanded beer tent, and new band at Town of Batavia Fire Hall

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A new band, a bigger beer tent and all the fun you've come to expect are on tap at the Town of Batavia Fire Hall, 8382 Lewiston Road, this Saturday.

It's time again for the annual Harley Raffle. It's the 15th annual raffle.

Audibull will rock the expanded beer tent this year. Festivities start at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Event Date and Time

July 26, 2014 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Sponsored Post: Get ready for the Genesee County Fair - starts tomorrow!

The Fair begins tomorrow. Don't miss out on all of the fun events!
Tuesday's - EMERGENCY RESPONDER/ARMED FORCES NIGHT
  • 5:30pm - PARADE LINE-UP
  • 6pm - 4-H Beef Show & Showmanship
  • 6:30pm GENESEE CO. FAIR GRAND PARADE through the Fairgrounds
  • 7:30pm - 4H Dog Show
  • 8pm - Fair Queen Part 1
  • 8pm - KARAOKE
  • 8pm - MONSTER TRUCK THRILL SHOW
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
Wednesday - CHILDREN’S DAY/ 4H FAMILY NIGHT
  • 5pm - MIDWAY Re-OPENS
  • 5pm - Draft Horse Show Hitch Classes
  • 6pm - 4-H & Open Swine Breeds & Showmanship
  • 7pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 7-11pm - Monster Johnson
  • 8pm - Fair Queen Crowning
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
Thursday -  RACEWAY 5 DAY
  • 5:30-7pm - 4-H Market Animal Auction Buyers Dinner
  • 6pm - RACEWAY 5 SPECIAL STOCK CAR RACES Grandstand
  • 6:30pm - “Genesee’s Got Talent” Talent Showcase
  • 7 pm - 4-H Market Animal Auction
  • 8 pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 8-11pm - Barnstorm – Country Band
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
Friday - COMMUNITY DAY & THRILL NIGHT
  • 5:30pm - 4-H Tractor Driving Contest - Via Pre Registratio
  • 6pm - NIOGA Jr. Showmanship
  • 6pm - 4-H Dog Show
  • 7pm - COUNTY FAIR GRAND DEMOLITION DERBY
  • 7pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 8-11pm - Paul Cumming’s & Friends – Local Country Music Artist
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS CLOSE
Saturday - GENESEE COUNTY FARM BUREAU DAY & BRING YOUR TRACTOR TO THE FAIR DAY
  • 6:30 pm Empire State Pullers Tractor Pulls. Immediately following ESP are Semi Trucks & Stock Pick Up Trucks
  • 8pm - Beer Tent Openst
  • 8pm - 12am - “Savage Cabbage” band
  • 8pm - 4-H Dairy Animals released
  • 8:30pm - 4-H Horse released
  • 9pm - 4-H Non-market auction animals — Sheep, Beef released
  • 10pm - Kennedy, Merton & Exhibition Buildings open for pick up of entries
  • 11pm - MIDWAY CLOSES
  • 12am - Beer Tent CLOSES
CONTACT INFORMATION
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone.
Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St Road, Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424 
Email: geneseefair@yahoo.com
 
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
Monday, July 14, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Sept. 2 is deadline to register for free, 12-week course for loved ones of those with mental illness

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The National Alliance On Mental Illness of Rochester will be presenting Family to Family, a no-charge, 12-week educational course for families and friends (parents, spouses, partners, siblings ) of people living with mental illness.

Classes will be held each Tuesday Sept. 9 through Tuesday Dec. 2 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Mental Health Association 25 Liberty St., Unit 4, Conference Room, Batavia.

The classes will provide information, insight, empathy and empowerment based upon factual information on mental illness, medications, crisis intervention, accessing the mental health system and self care which is taught by NAMI trained family members.

Pre-registration required; participants register for the entire 12 weeks. Deadline to register is Sept. 2.

Go to www.namirochester.org or call NAMI Rochester at 585-423-1593, or Mental Health Association at 585-344-2611 for more information and registration.

Event Date and Time

September 2, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
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