I just got back from a whirlwind weekend in Asheville, North Carolina with my college girlfriends. Wow! It always amazes me how no matter the time or space between us, we just all fall right back into it. Connected. I chuckle to myself because we all met in little ole Potsdam, New York. In the days where you just picked a college without visiting. The irony is one of the reasons I picked Clarkson was because they didn’t have an essay on the application. Can you believe I wasn’t into writing back then? Now I cannot seem to NOT be long winded in expressing my thoughts. I start and it just flows until it is complete. Ahhhh. I’m thankful that things just work out just as they are meant to and I’m able to do what I love for a living and have all these beautiful connections with people all over. And, I’m especially grateful to come home to the family that loves and gets me and my adventurous spirit that makes life full of smiles and laughter. Do what you love, often and much.
Blue Skies, Donna Bennett
FARMER’S MARKET THIS SAT, MARCH 3!
The Winter Farmer’s Market is THIS SATURDAY, March 10th! Behind Byrne Dairy!
LIVE & LOCAL
The Inn on The Lake, 394-7080. Live Music in the Lounge every Sat this winter!
Sat, March 10 – Mike & Steve Unplugged, 8-11pm
Peacemaker Brewing Co, 396-3561
Vinyl Wednesday-Bring your albums & we spin ’em w/ $1 off full beer pours! 5-9pm
Thursdays – Trivia w/ Scott & Sherry (Brain Teaser)
Fri, March 9 –Teagan Ward & Lou from Teagan & The Tweeds, 6-9pm
Sat, March 10 – Johnny Bauer, 6-9pm
Jose & Willy’s, 905-0017
Tuesdays – Open Jam, 8pm
Wednesdays – Karaoke is now EVERY Wed!, 7pm!
Fri, March 9 – ROC Street, 7-11pm
Sat, March 10 – Country Rain, 2-5pm
Sundays- Karaoke, 8pm-12am!
Pickering Pub, 396-9060, Now open 4pm, daily!
Fri & Sat- DJ Fig
The Upstairs Bistro, NYWCC, 394-7070
Fri, March 9 – Big Blue House, 6-9pm
Nick’s Chophouse, 393-0303
Fri, March 9 – Dos Locos, 7:30-10:30pm
Sat, March 10 – Marco, 7:30-10:30pm
CBC (Canandaigua Brew Company),394-8485
Wed, March 14-Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm (every other Wed)
Fri, March 9- Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm NOW EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT!
Sat, March 10 – UP2SOMETHING (PARTY BAND), 8pm-12am @ Remedy
Prosecco, 924-8000 *Help Wanted: Barback, Hostess, & kitchen!* Fri, March 9 – Chris Ott, 6-9pm
Sat, March 10 – Ryan Carey, 6-9pm
Longshots, Finger Lakes Hotel, 398-7394
Every Wed – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 9pm-1am
Fri, March 9– Thank God It’s Acoustic Friday w/ Dave McGrath, 7-10pm
Every Saturday- Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 9pm-1am
Noble Shephard Brewery, Bristol (585) 229-7661
Fri, March 9 – St. Vith, 5:30-7:30pm
Sat, March 10 – My Cat Jack, 5-7pm
Reinvention Brewing Company, Manchester (585)289-7309
Fri, March 9 – Volcano Live, 6pm
VB Brewery, Victor, (585)902-8166
Fridays – 7pm Team Trivia. Free to play. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places and unlimited team size. Feel free to bring a picnic.
Sat, March 10 – Country Rain, 7-10pm
Roots Cafe. Naples, (585) 374-9800
Sat, March 10 – Evan Meulemans, 7-10pm. No cover.
Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill, Naples 531-4113 Fri 4-9, Sat 12-9p, Sun 12-7pm
Sat, March 10 – Creek’s Edge hosts Open Mic, 6-9pm
The Naples Hotel, 374-5630
Thurs, March 8 – Open Jukebox
Fri, March 9 – Karaoke/Dance Music by DJ Amy, 8pm-12am
Sat, March 10 – Live Music, 8pm-12am
Waterside Wine Bar, Phelps, (585) 752-1634
Live Music on Saturdays, 7-10pm
Bottomless Brewery, Geneva (315)325-4380
Fri, March 9 – Sisters of Murphy (St. Patty’s Day Celebration)
Sat, March 10 – Bad Juju (classic rock & more)
Lake Street Station Winery, (315) 325-4089
Ramada, Geneva, (315) 789-5677
Fri, March 9 – Naked Wood
Sun, March 11 – Minion Unicorn Kids Fest – Breakfast/Activity Day
Club 86, Geneva, (315)789-4955
Tuesdays, 5-8PM. Get help with a resume or job search. Meet with LVOY volunteer Nancy Fedick.
Teen Pizza and Movie Night: Thor Ragnarok. Thurs, Mar 8, 6-8:15PM. Ages 13-18. Watch the movie with friends. Pizza and drinks. (PG-13)
Books Sandwiched In. Mon, Mar 12, 12:00P-1PM
Lenore Friend and Jessica Youngman, of the FLCC Public Relations and Community Affairs office, discuss their book This Bold Decision: The Story of Finger Lakes Community College.
Monday Night Movie: We Love You Sally Carmichael! Mon, Mar 12, 6:30-8:30PM. The story of a bitter, serious writer who pens romance novels for a living (PG).
Friends of Wood Library. Wed, Mar 14, 2:00-3:00PM. The Friends support special library needs and are passionate advocates for Wood Library. Join us!
Documentary: And Then They Came for Us. Wed, Mar 14, 6:30-7:30PM. The cautionary and inspiring story of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during WWII and their activism to prevent a similar thing from happening in America today.
Art Exhibit Opening: Nancy Lane. Thurs, Mar 15, 6-8PM. Meet and visit with renowned Canandaigua artist and illustrator Nancy Lane. Some of her newest works will be exhibited at Wood Library through April 27.
Crafter-school Special: Let’s Make a Kite! Mon, Mar 26, 4-5PM. Grades K-5. Make a kite and use the March winds to get it soaring. Registration requested.
Author Visit: Reyna Grande. Thurs, Mar 28, 10:30-11:30AM. Award-winning author Reyna Grande will discuss her memoir The Distance Between Us, a Rochester Reads selection.
Sign up! Wood Library’s 5K Training Program runs for 10 consecutive Thursday evenings starting May 3.A personalized training program to help walkers and runners of all abilities get ready for Wood Library’s 5K race on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
CANANDAIGUA FITNESS! Home of the $5 Classes…The no hassle (no sign-up fee, application, or difficult parking) way to get in shape! We are located inside Cobblestone Arts Center at 1622 Route 332…across from Farmbrook Housing Development. Let us help you meet your health and wellness goals!
1622 State Route 332. Class descriptions on the website….
Join The Canandaigua City Democratic Committee and help make Canandaigua an even better place to live! ! Follow CCDC on Facebook or click here!
Interested in joining the City of Canandaigua Republican Committee? We are now having a consistent monthly meeting the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Inn On The Lake. All are welcome. Contact Dudley Purbeck
Canandaigua Lions Club Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 7:00p (Sept-June). Wood Library 134 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
*** NEW LISTING***The Parkinsons Support Group of the Finger Lakes will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 28th 1pm at Wood Library (134 N. Main Street, Canandaigua). All are welcome. The venue is handicapped accessible. Speaker this month is Stu Gillim, MD, who will give an update on Parkinsons’ medications. After the speaker, we will enjoy refreshments and then have breakout groups of people with PD and their caregivers. For more information, contact Barbara Baker (585-317-5411).
****NEW LISTING!**** The Ontario County Lyme Support Group will hold its inaugural meeting Wednesday, March 21st. Meetings will take place the third Wednesday of every month at the Canandaigua Fire Hall, 335 S. Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. 6:30-8pm
* THANK YOU for continuing to email me with upcoming community meetings! It is FREE to get your meetings noticed and attended! Just email!
St. Patty’s Day Dinner @ NYWCC!
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Bereavement Support Group Meets Thursday
The Bereavement Support Group hosted by UR Medicine Thompson Health will meet Thursday, March 8, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Sands Cancer Center, 360 Parrish St. in Canandaigua. This group is open to anyone who has experienced a loss due to death, and meetings are open for sharing and discussion. The group is co-facilitated by Deborah Wiepert, LMSW, the coordinator of the Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Sands Cancer Center on the Thompson Health campus, and Eileen Alven, coordinator of Thompson Health chaplain’s volunteers. For more information, call (585) 396-6780.
‘Better Eating for Better Breathing’ This Friday
The Better Breathers Club will meet on Friday, March 9, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Constellation Center for Health and Healing at UR Medicine’s Thompson Hospital, 350 Parrish St. in Canandaigua. Sponsored by the Respiratory Therapy Department at Thompson and facilitated by Stacey Lauretti, RRT-NPS, the Better Breathers Club meets monthly to help individuals with lung disease or breathing difficulties improve their quality of life through discussions, education and behavioral modifications. This month, Dr. Kerry Graff will present “Better Eating for Better Breathing.” There is no cost to attend Better Breathers meetings and no RSVP is required. Call (585) 396-6277 for more about the Better Breathers Club.
Celebrating the Irish!
State approves new FLCC degree in psychology
The state Education Department has approved a new Finger Lakes Community College associate degree in psychology in response to increasing interest among students in transfer to four-year psychology programs.
Students can begin enrolling in the associate in science (A.S.) degree in psychology starting in fall 2018. The program lays the groundwork for more rigorous math and science courses required for bachelor’s degree programs and includes a requirement that students perform original research. Before state approval, the degree was approved by the State University of New York and meets seamless transfer requirements.
The FLCC psychology associate degree prepares students for transfer into a bachelor’s program in psychology or a related field, including chemical dependency counseling, human services and social work. With a four-year degree or advanced degree in this field, students qualify for work in a variety of subfields, including marriage and family therapy and school psychology.
To learn more about the degree visit flcc.edu or attend Spring Visit Day on Saturday, April 14. Get more information about the Visit Day, by clicking here.
Canandaigua: Casa de Pasta, St. George’s Grocery on East Lake Rd (Pizza Sangiorgi), Peacemaker Brewery, Twisted Rail, Inn on the Lake, The Greenfront, Eric’s Office, Jose & Willys, The Beverage Center (drive thru), The New York Wine & Culinary Center (Tasting Room and Upstairs Bistro) & Simply Crepes – Canandaigua
Other places: Federal Hollow Staples (Rushville), Brown Hound Bistro inside the Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester), Simply Crepes (Pittsford), Warfields (Victor), Roots (Naples), & Rennoldson’s Market (Naples)
Professional woman looking for Room or Boarding situation in the Canandaigua area. Would be needed two to three days per week and possibly longer in bad weather during the winter season. Please contact Jacqueline at 716-697-0961
Canandaigua Connected, 222 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424