September 2015
Auburn Football Tickets for Carrier Dome Game
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents Family 2 Family course
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Having difficulty with a mentally ill family member? The National Alliance on Mental Illness is sponsoring a course called Family 2 Family. This is a  Free 12 week course that starts Wednesday September 9th from 630p-9p at Geneva General Hospital. For more information call Pat at 878-6540.

For more information:
Pat Plyter
(315) 878-6540
Fish Stocking Program
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District provides habitat improvement services, to include sponsoring two fish stocking programs to area residents. Annually, the District offers rainbow trout, koi, largemouth bass, triploid grass carp, yellow perch, catfish and fathead minnows in the fall.

Information and order forms with pricing can be found on the Ontario County SWCD's website, or by calling (585) 396-1450. Order fish by September 25th for October 1st delivery.

Pick-uo location: Ontario County Cooperative Extension parking lot, 480 North Main Street, Canandaigua.

Rose Hill Mansion Opens
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Rose Hill Mansion will open for the 2015 season on Friday, May 1. Administered by the Geneva Historical Society, the Greek Revival mansion and National Historical Landmark perches above Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Rose Hill Mansion is located at 3373 Route 96A, about a mile south of Routes 5&20, near Geneva, New York. The house is open May 1 to October 31, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and July 4. The last daily tour is at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sundays. The grounds are open year round, free of charge.

For more information:
Geneva Historical Society
(315) 789-5151
Book Signing
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author Ruth Coates Diamond Book Signing Event

WHEN: 2015-09-04 / 5pm-8pm / Stomping Grounds, 22 Castle St, Geneva, NY

WHAT: Diamond, a resident of Marion, NY, will be available to sign copies of her books, School is Cool and Cheese & Quackers

Josh wakes up to find it is his first day of school. He is afraid to go to school and tries everything from stalling to crying in the hopes that he won't have to go. The next day Josh is so excited and happy to go to school that he jumps out of bed when called and runs to the bus. What happens his first day of school, and why is Josh so excited to go be going back?

The transition from home to school can be a very frightening experience for young children. I have written this book with the hope that when it is read to preschool children it will help to ease the fears they may have about starting school. The book was inspired by a young man in my son's kindergarten class who had a terrible time adjusting to school and the wonderful teacher who made being in school a fun and exciting learning experience.

Mari can't do anything! She is so depressed and feeling so sorry for herself after her tragic accident. All she wants to do is sit by the window in her wheelchair and watch the other children playing outside. Her favorite saying is "I can't do anything." All of this changes when she meets an amazing and special little duck who teaches her a very important lesson. What is it that makes this duck so amazing and special, and what lesson can Mari possibly learn from a silly little duck?

Marion Bantle was the mother of our pastor, a dear friend, and our adopted grandmother. She passed away in 2013 from complications after having her left leg removed. After she died, several of her family members went on a weekend getaway to a cabin by a lake. They were out on the dock talking and laughing about the wonderful memories with Grandma Bantle when all of a sudden a duck flew onto the dock. To their amazement, this little duck was missing its left leg just like Grandma Bantle. This was written to inspire and build up anyone of any age needing a little inspiration and encouragement.

Family Concert
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

To mark the end of summer and kick off the new school year, Christ Episcopal Church in Willard invites the community to a family and kid friendly concert  featuring Ithaca singer, songwriter and educator, John Simon from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, September 4th on the church lawn, 1392 Main Street in Willard.  The concert is free and will include an ice cream social and school supplies for the first 75 school age children in attendance.  Concert goers are asked to bring their own lawn chairs.  In case of inclement weather the concert will be held in the church with refreshments in the parish hall.  This is the inaugural concert of the second season of the Lake Country Hometown Music Series of Christ Episcopal Church and is made possible by a generous grant from the Delavan Foundation.

Christ Episcopal Church traces its roots to the 1880s and the growth of the Willard Psychiatric Hospital. The building on Main Street across from the hospital grounds dates from 1896.  It holds Sunday services weekly at 9:30 AM with Holy Eucharist the first three Sundays of the month celebrated by former Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Chaplain, the Reverend Lesley Adams.  For further information on the series or the church please contact Ave Bauder at 607-896-9819 or