October 2014
Winemakers Dinner
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Make reservations for Winemaker's Dinner to benefit Ontario-Yates Hospice Friday, November 7, 2014 at Ventosa Vineyards - Celebrating 20 years of service to the community
Tickets are $75 Full menu and details can be seen on the web site
Reservations can be made online at www.flvns.org/winemakers or mailed with entree choice (Prime Rib, Eggplant Parmesean, Broiled Haddock) to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 PreEmption Road, Geneva, NY 14456
or contact: Stephanie Hesler   shesler@flvns.org or 315-789-9821 x4212
Support Ron Buckley
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bottle and Can Drive: Saturday Oct. 4 at Coon Cans in Waterloo/Seneca Falls, from 9AM - 12 PM.

Ron was diagnosed with MS in 2005. He needs medical equipment in order to walk again. Insurance is not covering the equipment. Lets help him raise the money needed. Bring your bottles and cans Saturday. Hope to see you there!

They will continue to collect for Ron after Saturday. Just let them know it is a donation for Ron Buckley.

For more information:
Rhonda Solomon
(315) 521-7107
Cooking Matters at the Store
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Following the success of last month’s grocery store tours, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and the Big M in Ovid are planning another Cooking Matters at the Store event for Tuesday October 21st.  Shoppers will be able to sign up for a tour starting at 10am, 11am, or noon by contacting the Seneca County CCE office at 315-539-9251 or email seneca@cornell.edu.  Please register to reserve your space and allow for planning of enough materials. 

Tours will be led by CCE’s Nutrition Educator, Devra Rivkin, and Cornell Dietetic Intern, Emily Clairmont. The focus of the tours is to increase consumer awareness about buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, comparing unit prices to find bargains, reading and comparing food labels to find the healthiest option, and identifying whole grains. Each person who completes the tours receives ten dollars’ worth of healthy, affordable groceries. 

Cooking Matters at the Store is a hands-on education event to increase consumer awareness about buying fruits and vegetables on a budget. The program, Cooking Matters, originated from the organization Share Our Strength, which advocates for child hunger awareness. Families on a tight budget report that the cost of healthy groceries is their biggest barrier to making healthy meals at home. Food skills, like smart shopping, can help overcome that barrier. Cooking Matters at the Store is a free program of the No Kid Hungry campaign that empowers families to stretch their food budgets so their children get healthy meals at home. Cooking Matters at the Store is based on 20 years of experience servicing low-income families across the country.  Anyone is eligible to sign up for this event by contacting Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension. 

For more information on this and other programs, please call the office at 315-539-9251 or e-mail Seneca@cornell.edu

Scaheli's Farm Food Truck
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sacheli’s Farm Food Truck

  • Serving 11:00 am-2:00 pm @ HWS Coxe Hall Patio (adjacent to Pulteney St., Geneva)
  • Celebrate Food Week with lunch out! Visit the Sacheli’s Farm Food Truck to chomp on a menu of local and seasonal ingredients! Choices may include chicken Parmesan with tomato basil sauce, onion rings, and apple fritters! As always, top it with some Franjo Farms Onion Jellies.Don’t forget to bring cash!
For more information:
Sarah Meyer
(315) 781-4382
Commander's Can Jam
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM

The Seneca Falls American Legion will be collecting canned goods throughout the month of October to be donated to the House of Concern's food pantry.  For every canned good donated, you get 1 chance in a raffle to win a gift certificate to a local establishment.  For every can of soup dontated, you earn 2 chances in the raffle. With the cooler months approaching, help us fill as many shelves of the pantry as possible. Items can be dropped off at the Post located on 48 State Street, Seneca Falls after noon every day. Any questions, comments, or concerns contact the Julie/Post @ 315-568-8091.

For more information:
(560) 413-9600
Citizen Preparedness Training
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

With all the strange weather we have been having, the American Red Cross wants everyone to be as safe and prepared as we can help them to be. We are offering Citizen Preparedness Corps Training at the Red Cross Office at 83 W. Bayard Street, Seneca Falls, on Wednesday, October 22, at 2:00 PM. The training is expected to last approximately 1.5 hours, it is free and it is full of great information.

To ensure we have adequate space, please register by calling the Red Cross office at 315-568-9436.

For more information:
Marsha VanDusen
(315) 568-9436
“Viva Las Vegas With the Latshaw Pops Orchestra” Brings Vegas-Style Entertainment Right To Geneva!
2:00 PM - 3:30 AM

”Viva Las Vegas With the Latshaw Pops” is coming to the Smith Opera House (82 Geneva St.-Geneva, NY 14456-315-781-5483) on Wed. Oct. 22nd at 2pm.  Tickets are $32. (main floor) and $22.-(balcony seats) each and can be purchased by calling the Smith Opera House at 315-781-5483 or online at www.thesmith.org  .  It’s a spectacular Vegas-style show you won’t want to miss!


     Enjoy the splendor of Las Vegas as it comes to life in this fast-paced 90 minute extravaganza full of excitement featuring a full size Las Vegas style orchestra, Vegas Style Showgirls, singers and dancers.  Plus all of the glitz, glamour, dancing and dazzling costumes that you would expect to see from the Vegas Strip!


     Viva Las Vegas features The Latshaw Pops Orchestra, a 20 piece professional orchestra conducted by Maestro Bruce Lauffer is one of the most popular traveling pops orchestras traveling today.  LPO has shared the stage with The Temptations, Manhattan Transfer, and The Vogues to name just a few. 


For more information:
Latshaw Productions
(315) 781-5483
Exhibit Reception: A Working History of Food and Farm in the Finger Lakes
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

“A Working History of Food and Farm in the Finger Lakes” Exhibit Reception

  • 7:00 PM @ Finger Lakes Institute (601 S. Main St., Geneva)
  • Curious about food? Did you know HWS students have been gardening on campus since the 70s? What are the historic crops of the Finger Lakes? Visit the newest exhibit at the Finger Lakes Institute, “A Working History of Food and Farm in the Finger Lakes”, which focuses on bringing to light the history of farming and gardening locally and regionally. Learn about the unique history of the HWS Campus Farm and the told and untold stories of our food system. Local refreshments provided. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available on S. Main St. or in the North Medbery Lot adjacent to Pulteney St., Geneva.
For more information:
Sarah Meyer
(315) 781-4382
Seasonal Cooking Demos
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Seasonal Cooking Demos!

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Finger Lakes Institute (601 S. Main St., Geneva)
  • Hope Galens, Ontario County’s CCE Local Food Educator, will provide cooking demonstrations of dishes using local, seasonal ingredients that can be prepared with minimal kitchen space, a tight budget, and for busy schedules. Attendees will be able to observe how to create dishes realistic for college students and busy family lifestyles. Recipes and tastings will be provided as well as advice for shopping locally. Before, after, and between demonstrations, visit the Finger Lakes Institute’s new “Working History of Food and Farm in the Finger Lakes” educational exhibit. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available on S. Main St. or in the North Medbery Lot adjacent to Pulteney St., Geneva. This event is offered in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County.
For more information:
Sarah Meyer
(315) 781-4382
History Of The American Flag Lecture
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Geneva Historical Society's 2014 Fall Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 with "The History of the American Flag" a presentation by Civil War historian and reenactor Lee Houser. The program will be held at the Geneva History Museum at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Houser will use "show and tell" methods to explore the history of the American Flag from the nation's beginnings to the recent past, including during the War of 1812, Mexican War, and American Civil War.
Lee Houser is retired from RG&E and Constellation Energy Group. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in an artillery unit in Korea. Born in Rochester, he has lived in Clifton Springs with his wife for thirty years. Mr. Houser is active in a number of military organizations, including the American Legion and the VFW. He is also the co-founder of the Civil War Heritage Foundation, a non-profit educational organization that portrays individuals from the Civil War period. A living historian, he portrays Confederate Major General Isaac R. Trimble's civilian and military life with the organization.
This lecture is supported in part by the Samuel B. Williams fund for programs in the Humanities. For more information about this program, call the Geneva Historical Society office at 315-789-5151. The Geneva History Museum is located in the Prouty-Chew House at 543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY. Parking is on the street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot across the street.

For more information:
Geneva Historical Society
(315) 789-5151