September 2014
Cell Phones for Soldiers
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Now serving the Little Fingerlakes, a new Cell Phones for Soldiers drop off location has been established at 8741 Main Street, Honeoye NY. Donated cell phones may be dropped off a the fire house front door.

Step Up For Kids 5K
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Walk or run the trails of the FLCC main campus for a great cause!  The 2nd Annual Step Up For Kids 5K and Kids Run will support the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes, a child-friendly location where allegations of child abuse are addressed by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.  Teams of 4 or more receive $5 off per person (must register by mail or email)! Choose Ontario County, NY when registering online. Race day registration begins at 7:45 am and the 5K begins at 9.

For more information:
Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes
(315) 548-3232
Thompson Abbey Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park will be holding a "Thompson Abbey Day" event on Sunday, September 21st. This event, inspired by the popular PBS television show "Downton Abbey," will showcase activities and period dress from the same era.

Downton Abbey features the lives of an aristocratic family in Post-Edwardian (early 1900’s) England. This is the same era that Sonnenberg’s benefactress and owner, Mary Clark Thompson, was very active at Sonnenberg including creating the much loved gardens and treasures at the historic estate. Since the era and events for Sonnenberg and Downton Abbey—such as the sinking of the Titanic on which Mrs. Thompson was supposed to sail — echo so closely, the inspiration for this event was easy to see. 

Guests are invited but not required to come dressed as their favorite Downton Abbey characters or in other period costume. Early-nineteenth century activities will include family picnics, lawn bowling, badminton, croquet, and carriage driving demonstrations. The day’s activities will also feature vignettes from Sonnenberg’s upcoming Mansion Mystery live theatre events in October and an “Abbey discussion” with WXXI’s Danielle Abramson, host of “Talking Abbey Live.” See Sonnenberg’s website,, or call 585-394-4922 for complete schedule of events and times. 

Activities will be from 1 - 4 p.m. and are included in regular admission for the park on that day. Regular admission, which always includes access to the gardens and mansion, is: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors (60 +) or AAA Members (w/valid AAA member card), $6 Military personnel with Military ID or Students (13 – 17 and college students with valid college ID), $1 Children (4-12 years), and Free for children 3 and under. 

Event Sponsored in part by Finger Lakes Woman Magazine.


Red Cross Blood Drive
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the Reformed Church, 8315 North Main Street, Interlaken, NY, 14847, on Monday, September 22, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

You are eligible to give blood if you are in generally good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and are 16 years of age or older.

To make an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.

For more information:
Marsha VanDusen
(315) 568-9436
6:00 PM - 2:00 PM

GodQuest is a Christian Silent Retreat. The purpose is to provide a time alone with God for an extended amount of time devoted to prayer, journaling, scripture, nature,and quiet reflection. The program includes group worship, spiritual direction and written helps.

For more information:
Donna Lewis
(554) 930-1600