August 2014
Red Cross Volunteers Needed
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

To sign up for any of the following volunteer opportunities, please contact the American Red Cross in the Finger Lakes at 315-568-9436.

*Meals on Wheels Delivery Drivers in Northern Seneca County. Must be friendly, trustworthy, able to walk up and down stairs, and able to drive or ride in a vehicle for one-two hours making frequent stops to deliver meals to clients. 

*Disaster Responders for Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties.  Must demonstrate commitment to the mission of the Red Cross, work with other team members to meet the immediate emergency needs of individuals and families affected by a disaster. and be 18 years of age or older.

*Receptionist in the Finger Lakes Chapter office in Seneca Falls.  Must be friendly, trustworthy and have strong communication skills. Duties include greeting visitors, answering multi-line phone system, taking accurate messages and assisting with special projects as needed.

*Blood Drive Volunteers in Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties. Duties include registering donors, serving refreshments, monitoring donors after donation process is completed, and signing individuals up for their next donation.

For more information:
Marsha VanDusen
(315) 568-9436
Basic Introduction to Canning
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a free Basic Introduction to Canning workshop at the Seneca Falls Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, August 27th from 10am to noon.  The session will cover the basics of canning and preserving local vegetables, fruits, and meats and serve as an introduction to the more in depth food preservation workshops to be held in the fall on September 17th, October 18th, and November 19th at the CCE office in Waterloo.  A Master Food Preserver from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be leading the workshop.  To register please call Seneca CCE at 315-539-9251 or e-mail seneca@cornell.edu.  You can also register online by visiting www.senecacountycce.org.  

Red Cross Blood Drive
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the American Legion Post 396, 1115 Lochland Road, Route 14, Geneva, NY, 14456, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

You are eligible to give blood if you are in generally good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and are 16 years of age or older.

To make an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.

For more information:
Marsha VanDusen
(315) 568-9436
Red Cross Blood Drive
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the Geneva Public Library, 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

You are eligible to give blood if you are in generally good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and are 16 years of age or older.

To make an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.

For more information:
Marsha VanDusen
(315) 568-9436
SUNY Empire State College Information Session
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

SUNY Empire State College will hold a public information session about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm at its Canandaigua Unit.  Empire State College offers adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York.  Students learn through independent studies, online courses, seminars and residencies.  Learners also may earn credit for prior college-level learning from work and life experience. 

SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York.  Students learn through independent studies, online courses, seminars and residencies.  Learners also may earn credit for prior college-level learning from work and life experience.   

For more information:
Tracy Dessis
(585) 394-1110
Bring Your Own Bag Meeting
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

The next meeting of the Bring Your Own Bag Campaign (to encourage the use of reusable bags and reduce the use of single use plastic bags through education and legislation) will be held on Wednesday, August 27th 6:45pm at Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place, Geneva.  All are invited to attend. For information, contact Judy Cadle (judy.cadle@gmail.com or 315-719-4099). 

Downtown Geneva Walking Tours
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Discover downtown Geneva’s past this summer with the Geneva Historical Society. The Society’s archivist, Karen Osburn, and volunteer Joseph Rivera-Ramos will lead walking tours of downtown Geneva’s business district during July and August. The tours will run rain or shine the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The July 9 tour will cover the eastern half of the downtown business district. The tour on July 23 will focus on the western half of downtown, and the tours on August 13 and 27 will cover Exchange Street. Find out what downtown was like in the past, what happened to some of its historic buildings, and why Geneva still has so many 19th-century buildings. Discover the stories of those that remain, and how downtown businesses were once the lifeblood of the community and its economy.

Each tour will start at 7 p.m. outside Finger Lakes Gifts and Lounge at 60 Seneca Street. The cost is $5 per person. Payment can be made in advance at the Society office or at the beginning of the tour. Please bring exact change or a check if you pay the night of the tour. Reservations are appreciated. Call the Society at 315-789-5151 if you wish to make a reservation or for more information.

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