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.
Woodstock Bus Trip
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The Geneva Historical Society is planning a one-day trip to the Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 9, 2015. The Bethel Woods Center is a non-profit performing arts center and museum located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. The 15,000 seat amphitheater presents a wide variety of musical genres and performers. The Museum at Bethel Woods, which opened to the public in 2008, is housed in a beautiful LEED-certified green building, set back from the top of the Woodstock festival hillside. The Museum's main exhibit, Woodstock and the Sixties is an immersive, multi-media experience that combines film, music, interactive displays, artifacts, and personal narratives to tell the story of the unique experience of the Woodstock festival and its significance as a culminating event of a decade of sweeping cultural change. Temporary exhibits are: Threads: Connecting '60s and Modern Rock Wear, featuring over 40 vintage outfits drawn from the personal collection of designer, musician, and vintage clothing collector, Andy Hilfiger, and Written In Stone: Sculpture by Harry Gordon.

The price for the trip is $75 and includes motorcoach transportation, a guided tour of the grounds at Bethel Woods, admission to the Bethel Woods Museum and a boxed lunch. Dinner will be available at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant at your own expense on the return trip.

The bus will leave from the Geneva History Museum at 8 AM and return to Geneva around 9:00 PM. Parking is available on street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot, south of the church. A minimum number of participants are required for the trip to run and seating is limited. Make your reservation as soon as possible by calling the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151.

For more information:
Geneva Historical Society
(315) 789-5151
Grapevine Trees
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Saturday, October 17, 2015

9:00 am - Noon

Cornell Cooperative Extension

480 North Main Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424 

Join Ontario County Master Gardeners Christen Groeling and Judi Ferman in learning how to create natural grapevine trees for indoor or outdoor display. Grapevine is an abundant, natural material that works beautifully in fashioning timeless decoratives for the holidays, gifts, or the garden.  Ideas for embellishing and lighting will be shared and demonstrated.  Class will be held outside, weather permitting. Each participant will make and take home a 26" tall grapevine tree.  Participants need to bring gardening gloves;  all other materials are included in the class fee of $15.00/person. Class size is limited. Register early!

To register: contact 585-394-3977 x 427 or email nea8@cornell.edu with your name, address, and phone number by October 9, 2015.

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:
Spaghetti Opera
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ontario County Arts Council’s annual Spaghetti Opera on Friday, Oct. 9, will feature a half-dozen singers performing a variety of well-known opera selections and even a few Broadway pieces.

Selections from "The Marriage of Figaro," "The Pirates of Penzance," "Amahl and the Night Vistors," many more.

Doors for the 16th annual event open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. at the Inn on the Lake, 770 S. Main St. in Canandaigua.

Reservations are required due to limited seating. Tickets, at $40 per person, are available at Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame, 175 S. Main St., or at (585) 394-5986.

For more information:
Lenore Friend
(585) 393-9494
Live Country Music
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Winnek Post 396, 1115 Lochland Road, Geneva, NY is hosting Al White and Country Smoke, 7-11 p.m. $5 cover charge. Come early for a fish fry dinner at the Post from 5-8 p.m. Other menu items available.

For more information:
Dan Hurdle
(315) 521-8807
Civil War Love Letters
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Seward House Museum is proud to welcome author Lisa Saunders on as she dramatically brings to life the story of a mid-nineteenth-century romance tested by the Civil War. Saunders will draw from her book Ever True, which features the love letters of Charles McDowell and his teenaged-bride, Nancy. The event will take place at the Seward House Museum on Friday, October 9 at 7:00 PM. Admission is $12 for Museum members and $15 for the public. Reservations are required by calling us at (315) 252-1283, as space is limited.

Through her dramatic reading, Saunders will share the story of the McDowells, who married on Christmas Eve of 1860 when Nancy was just 15-years-old. A few short years later, Charles enlisted as a private in the Union Army under the command of William Henry Seward Jr. The McDowells’ wartime correspondence depicts interactions with the Sewards as well as President Lincoln. It also discusses hangings, prostitutes, venereal disease, “clever women,” and the court marshalling of a cow. Audience members will be encouraged to participate in this performance as readers in this dramatic narrative.

Lisa Saunders is an award-winning writer and local TV talk show host. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of seven books, history columnist for Pathfinder magazine, a part-time historical interpreter at Mystic Seaport, and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She lives in Mystic, Connecticut, with her husband and hound and is currently working on a children's book series about a dog and his boy.