October 2015
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Seneca Falls American Legion Post 366 invites you to join in the Commander's Can Jam.

It has been brought to our attention that cans of soup & other canned items are difficult to keep stocked at the House of Concern's food pantry and with the colder weather approaching, we want to HELP!

Through the month of October, Kirk-Casey Post 366 will be collecting canned goods that will be donated to the House of Concern's Food Pantry.  Each canned good donated gets your name entered into the drawing for a gift certificate to a local establishment.  Each can of soup, gets 2 entries.

Let's show our community how much we care & help stock those shelves.

Please feel free to contact Julie Scott, Commander with any questions, comments, or concerns @ 315-568-8091.  The Post is located at 48 State Street, Seneca Falls.

For more information:
Julie Scott
(315) 604-1396
Fall Foliage Tour Map
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Canandaigua, NY - The Ontario County Historical Society's new fundraiser shows off the best that October has to offer - fall colors at their peak in the Bristol Hills. Maps are available starting next week for this month-long October event.
The southern Ontario County towns of Bristol, South Bristol and Naples are known for their autumn beauty. The Fall Foliage Trail map takes guests through these towns, their villages and hamlets and provides historical stops and local shops to visit and the best places to take photos of the fall scenery.
Discover the quaintness of Bristol Springs and stop at the Arbor Hill Winery or have lunch at the Brown Hound Bistro. Explore local history at stops like South Bristol Historical Society's Grange building. In Naples, visit Monica's Pies, Inspire Moore Winery or Neapolitan Pizza to enter a raffle to win great prizes. At the Reservoir Creek Golf Course enter the raffle to win free rounds of golf. Each map is good for the entire month of October, so come back again.
Community Day, October 17, will be a memorable day with access to
special tours at select stops shown on the Trail Map. Eight behind-the-scenes tours will be offered at historical places like the Bristol Valley Theater, Burning Springs archaeological dig and Naples Historical Society Museum.
Bring the camera! Eighteen "photo ops" marked on the Fall Foliage Trail map offer great places for photos, along curving country roads, in historic cemeteries, at scenic overlooks and with historic buildings. A photo contest, sponsored by the Ontario County Arts Council, offers $300 for the best photo, along with several other cash prizes. Entries for up to 3 photos are $25 for adults over 18 and free for youth shutterbugs. For more information on the contest and its rules, visit www.ochs.org.
A $20 donation to the Ontario County Historical Museum earns a map, an information folder and four wristbands for access to the October 17 Community Days activities. The map packets will be available starting September 8 at several locations in the region, including the Ontario County Historical Museum located at 55 North Main Street in Canandaigua, selected Canandaigua National Bank and Trust main and branch offices, The Geneva Historical Society, Arbor Hill Winery, the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, The Naples Library and online at www.ochs.org. For more information, call the Ontario County Historical Society at 585 394-4975 or visit www.ochs.org.
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
Ontario County Fall Foliage Tour
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Follow Ontario County’s Fall Foliage Trail through the beautiful Bristol Hills during the peak foliage month of October. Your $20 donation to the Ontario County Historical Museum gives you a map, information and admission for 4 to travel the trail, learning at historical Stops, browsing at local Shops and capturing the scenery at Photo Ops. Participating stores will offer specials and be sure to enter the Photo Contest for cash prizes. October 17 is Community Day with special tours at select Stops. Look for the maps (your ticket to the tour!) starting September 8 at the Ontario County Historical Museum, 55 N. Main Street, Canandaigua.

For more information:
Free Home Energy Work Shop
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Brought to you by both New York State Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA) and PathStone, each workshop features a short detailed presentation about how to lower your bills and promote energy efficiency and comfort for families in 1-4 unit properties. Homeowners and renters gain access to NYSERDA’s Green Job Green New York Program which provides for a free or reduced cost energy assessment, income qualified grants, and low interest loans. 

These programs can help homeowners lower their utility bills by up to 40% through home energy improvements like furnaces and insulation. Our goal is to help families get their homes ready for winter!

For more information:
Courtney Klee
(585) 442-2030
Tools for Social Change Candidates Night
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Tools for Social Change will sponsor a Candidates Night for community members and those running for office in the City of Geneva on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at West Street School. This coincides with PAWS night, so children are welcome. 

Candidates for Geneva City Council have been invited to participate in open dialogue with community members under the direction of experienced facilitators. At the heart of Tools for Social Change is community empowerment, and we will be offering many opportunities to register or update voter registration throughout the evening as well as providing information about the elections. 

Tools for Social Change is a group of community members who meet weekly to discuss matters of importance in the city. The discussions take place in an open dialogue format. The group was started in January 2015 and has as its mission seeing that every individual has a voice. Meetings take place every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 70 Clark St. and are open to all community members.

If you have questions for candidates but are unable to make the planning session, please contact Meredith Beckley at meredithjbeckley@gmail.com.

Awana Club Starting
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

This is a club for kids that meet Thrusdays during September to April from 6:30pm - 8:15pm.  Kids ages 3 years old to 8th grade will have a ton of fun learning about the Bible and God's love through games, stories, music, contests, memorization and more.  Come on out!!

For more information:
Howie Crum
(607) 898-4087