May 2016
Athena ACE Nominees Sought
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
The Athena Award for Continuing Education (ACE) Association celebrates the 8th annual year of the Athena ACE Scholarship.  Application forms are available in the “Application” section on our website, and can be submitted electronically to or by mail to the following address:
Athena ACE Association
P.O. Box 744
Geneva, New York 14456
Applications for the scholarship will be accepted until Saturday, June 25th at 4:00 pm.

The scholarship is open to women ages 25 and older that are enrolled (or plan to be enrolled) in a qualified educational program by September 30, 2016, and, who live in eastern Ontario, Seneca or Yates counties. Qualified educational programs may include: formal higher education (college degree) programs or any certification or training program (including a GED) that is necessary for the recipient to advance in her career or pursue a stated career goal.
The Athena ACE Scholarship supports women developing their capacity for leadership in our community by pursuing additional education.  The scholarship will be awarded to one or more women that demonstrate the qualities promoted by the ATHENA International program: excellence, creativity and initiative in her profession, valuable service by contributing time and energy to her community, and assistance to other women in reaching their full potential.
The Athena ACE Association will award up to $2500 in scholarship assistance.  The recipient(s) will be announced in August, 2016.
Questions may be emailed to
Walking Trail
6:00 AM - 7:15 AM

In partnership with Our Town Rocks (OTR), Dundee Central School is pleased to share the opening of the  DCS Walking Trail. The DCS Walking Trail is a walking course that has been identified for community members to walk inside the school building during the cold winter months. One course includes stairs and a second does not. The Walking Trail is clearly marked and can be accessed by parking by the outside basketball court and using the entrance by the nurse's office. The Walking Trail is open to the public on days that school is in session, Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 7:15 am and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Working together to promote health and wellness in our community!

For more information:
Kelly Houck
(607) 243-5533
Finger Lakes Hadassah Bake Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Finger Lakes Chapter of Hadassah annual Bake Sale

features ethnic specialties along with old and new favorites.

A limited amount of gluten free and vegetarian products

will be available.

All proceeds benefit the Hadassah Medical Organization.


For more information:
Faye Smolowitz
(315) 789-3461
Geneva Student Art Show
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The 2016 Geneva City School District Student Art Show will open at the Geneva History Museum with a reception on Geneva Night Out, Friday, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will include works by students at West and North Street Elementary Schools, Geneva Middle School and Geneva High School.

The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Catharine Foster Hopkins Art Reading Club and there will be art activities in the museum's Hucker Gallery. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, May 28. For more information, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 or visit

For more information:
Geneva Historical Society
(315) 789-5151
Opening Reception and Exhibit: Unbound Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception and Exhibit: Unbound Art

Some of life’s most profound questions and concepts are explored by Kim Schrag and Fernando Llosa through their art, which will be featured in “Unbound Art”, a new exhibit at the Arts Center of Yates County’s Flick Gallery opening May 6th.

Kim and Fernando have been collaborating artistically and conceptually for the past two decades. They discovered a shared interest in exploring the human condition and began an ongoing dialogue. Those conversations then turned into content for their artwork.  While they generally work independently on projects, they have created a few large oil paintings and some drawings together.

A graduate of Cornell University, Kim Schrag has been creating her own art and teaching since 1983. Using painting as her primary choice of media, she likes to experiment with different techniques including: variations of surface textures where she uses plaster to create low relief surfaces and painting on creased and/or folded paper. Ink drawings have become a part of recent endeavors.  Learn more about Kim and her work, by visiting

Fernando Llosa was born in Auquipa, Peru, where he lived until moving to the United States at the age of 16.  As a young adult, Fernando returned to South America, where he began exhibiting his photography, drawings, and paintings. In 1990, he spent two years in New York City and the Catskills before moving to the Ithaca area. Fernando’s preferred mediums are stone assemblage, painting, book-making, and photography. Learn more about Fernando and his work by visiting

Kim and Fernando’s unique work along with that of local and regional artists make up the Unbound Art exhibit, which runs May 2nd through June 6th. Among the featured artists, local and regional artists will also be exhibited at the Flick Gallery. There will be a free reception on May 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, where the community is invited to meet the artists, support the Arts Center, enjoy live music, wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres.

The Arts Center is located at 127 Main Street in Penn Yan. For more information please call 315-536-8226 or email at

For more information:
Arts Center of Yates County
(315) 536-8226
Art from the Heart Art Show & Silent Auction
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lakeview Health Services wishes to announce our Annual Art from the Heart Exhibit and Auction.  This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Left Bank Gallery & Event Venue at 24 Linden Street in Geneva, NY. An opening night reception will be held on Friday May 6th 2016 from 5pm to 8pm during the Geneva Night Out. Lakeview Health Services is dedicated to providing safe and affordable housing, support, and recovery services to individuals with chronic mental and physical health challenges covering a six county region in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

This event is held each year as not only a fundraiser but in an effort to show the community the talents and creativity of the individuals we serve. All proceeds from the silent action will directly benefit our consumers.

We would like to extend an invitation to view the many works of art. This event is free to the public.  There will be many works of art for sale by consumers a silent auction and hors d’ oeuvres.

For more information:
(315) 332-6074
FLCC Annual Spring Arts Festival
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

FLCC Annual Spring Arts Festival, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, May 6, includes 6:30 p.m. Children’s Theatre performance of “Miss Electricity” in auditorium, 7:15 p.m. opening of Student Honors Art Exhibition in atrium and gallery, 8 p.m.  performances by College Singers and Vocal Jazz, Guitar and Percussion ensembles in auditorium, free entry, (585) 785-1623.

For more information:
Lenore Friend
(585) 785-1623
An Evening With John Denver
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Naples native Sam Sherwood is coming back to the area to present an evening of John Denver songs, along with fellow musicians Aaron Lipp and Ryan Yarmel. Don't miss this tribute to one of America's best loved singer/songwriters. Tickets are only $15.

For more information:
Bristol Valley Theater
(585) 374-6318
Wisdom to Survive
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"Wisdom To Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community" will be shown on Friday May 6th 7pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua, 3024 Cooley Road.

Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality. The focus: how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the face of this catastrophe. Because they are doing the work that needs to be done, they inspire the viewer to want to join the "team." Watch a trailer at this site:  Refreshments and conversation following.  For more information contact Lynn 585-229-2248