July 2016
Woodlot Volunteers Sought
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - Woodlot owners need other woodlot owners. Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for a few good forest owner volunteers to meet and work with their neighbors. The NY Master Forest Owner Program is entering its 24th year and is looking to fill up its new volunteer training workshop. Volunteers who complete the 4-day workshop will join the corps of over 200 certified volunteers across the state. September 7-10, 2016 at Cornell University’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, VanEtten, NY (south of Ithaca in Schuyler County.

Volunteers can commute daily or free accommodations are available. There is a $125.00 fee ($200.00 per couple) that helps defray lodging, publications, food, and equipment costs of the 4-day training. The workshop combines classroom and outdoor field experiences on a wide variety of subjects including: tree identification, finding boundaries, forest ecology, wildlife and sawtimber management, communication techniques, and a visit to a nearby sawmill. The goal of the MFO Program is to provide private forest owners with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forests to enhance ownership satisfaction. MFOs do not perform management activities nor give professional advice. Rather, they meet with other forest owners to listen to their concerns and questions, and offer advice as to sources of assistance based on their training and personal experience.

Applications due by August 15, 2016.

Information and an application are available at: www.cornellmfo.info or an information packet and application form can be mailed to you. Please send your name and address to; Diana Bryant, 214 Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, Phone: 607-255-2115, Fax: 607-255-0349, email: dlt5@cornell.edu

Sponsors: New York Forest Owners Association; NYS-DEC Lands & Forests; The Robert H. Wentorf, Jr. Foundation; USDA-NIFA Renewable Resources Extension Program; and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Musical Theater Camp
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Musical Theatre Camp 2016

~Aspects of the Stage~

Between The Lakes Community Service Players with the support of the Delavan Foundation is sponsoring a theatre day camp this summer!  The camp will be an exploration of the many aspects of the theatre including: Acting, Singing, Dancing, Auditioning, as well as hands on backstage theatre tech. skills in:  Set Production, Lighting, Make-up and Costumes.  Our week will culminate in a public evening, showcase performance and the also includes the option to an extended fall “field trip” to see a live musical theatre production of Finding Neverland at the Rochester Auditorium Theatre, in October.

Who is Eligible:  Registration is open to Seneca County and Finger Lakes area children going into grades 5-12, in the 2016-17 school year.

What:  Theatre Day Camp

When:  August 1st -5th, 2016

Where:  South Seneca Middle High School, Ovid, NY

Times:  Daily 8:30am– 3pm

Registration Fee:  A *$75 Registration Fee will cover workshop supplies,

Breakfast, Lunch,  and a camp T-Shirt. 

*Scholarships are available for those who qualify (contact Camp Director, Tina Bauder for details- see contact info. below).  Additional Fee of $35 for optional Fall Field Trip to see a Broadway Touring Theatre Production.  


Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.  Registrants will receive a camp information packet upon acceptance.  Registration will be filled on a first come first served basis.


JULY 1, 2016


Summer Day Camps
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
For more information:
Cheri Fitzpatrick
(585) 554-3400
Doug's Fish Fry To Go - Benefit for Humane Society of Schuyler County
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Doug's Fish Fry will be selling their famous seafood fare at the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 124 Marina Drive, Montour Falls, NY.  A portion of their proceeds will benefit HSSC.  Please stop by to support a great cause by allowing yourself a delectible meal!

For more information:
Carol Peters
(600) 000-0000
Relax and Color for Adults
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Coloring pages and supplies will be available today so you can take part in this relaxing, comfortable artistic pastime. Enjoy one of your favorite activities from childhood, updated with complex designs and additional techniques.  Take your work home with you or leave it to adorn the library. No sign-up is necessary for this free program.  If you have supplies of your own, feel free to bring them!

For more information:
Alex Andrasik
(300) 000-0000
Friend UMC Chicken BBQ
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

the Friend United Methodist Church 4188 Friend Hill Road, PY welcomes all to its annual chicken BBQ. Sat. July 16th 4pm till sold out. we will be serving 1/2 chicken, salt potatoes, macaroni salad, baked beans, roll and dessert.Adults $ 9.00 children $5.00 and 1/2 chicken $5.00. Take outs available.

For more information:
Pam Newcomb
(315) 536-7987
Sonnenberg Concert Series
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Festively lit historic garden paths coupled with live music on a balmy summer’s evening make for one of the Finger Lakes’ most unique experiences as Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park kicks off its popular Moonlight Stroll Concert Series on Friday, July 1. These 2-hour concerts will take place every Friday night July 1 through August 5 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets as well as family, friends or that special someone for an evening out under the stars and strolls through beautiful gardens as live music floats in the air.

These concerts give guests a rare opportunity to partake of the beauty of Sonnenberg’s gardens at night - for this is the one time each year that the gardens are lit and showcased at night. Evening strolls in Sonnenberg’s gardens are a rare treat for the gardens take on a completely different demeanor when the sun drops – shadows grow long, hues deepen, and the fragrance of roses and other blooms become more pronounced in the cool evening air.

Sonnenberg will be bringing a variety of talented musical performers to its grounds for this concert series. The series begins on July 1st with the 4-piece rock band, Nightfall After Dark, that covers tunes from the 60’s and beyond. The second concert on July 8th promises to be a magical evening with the Tullamore Celtic Band whose traditional tunes will make guests feel as though they’ve been transported across the ocean to the Emerald Isle herself. On July 15th, enjoy the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra which is a 19-piece ensemble performing jazz in the tradition of the Count Basie Orchestra. The very popular country band, Flint Creek, will be performing on July 22nd. The Panloco Steel Band on July 29th will heat up the night with smooth melodies and rhythms of the Caribbean. The concert series finishes on August 5th with classic oldies and pop rock of Dan Elliot and the Monterey’s.

Sonnenberg’s own Finger Lakes Wine Center will offer wine by the glass for sale each evening. Beer and light refreshments will also be available for purchase. All performances will be held on the Mansion veranda. Chairs will be setup on the lawn for seating but guests are also encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to setup on the lawn.

Admission at the door for each Moonlight Series concert will be $10/adults, $8/Sonnenberg members, $5/youth 6-17, and 5 and under are free. Reservations are not necessary and all admission will be at the gate. The gates will open at 7:30 PM and all concerts will be held rain or shine.