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
Clay for the Little Ones
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Clay for the little ones, and you too, at the Schweinfiurth Art Center in Auburn!
Our first pre-school class in our new Clay Studio.  Four-week series for pre-school age students and an accompanying adult. Lots of hands-on projects shaping, stamping and painting with clay.
Teacher: Barb Crosbie
Tuesdays: October 6-27, 10-11:30am
Ages: 4 & 5, plus a parent, grandparent or babysitter
Cost: $60 for members / $70 for non-members (includes all supply fees)
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.
Six Dollar Accessory Sale
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Geneva General Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a $6 Accessory Sale on Monday, Oct. 5 and Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will be held in Conference Room A/B near the Cafeteria in the lower level of Geneva General Hospital, 196 North Street, Geneva. The public is welcome. 

 The sale will feature products for women, men and children and include great values on fashion and seasonal accessories, jewelry, gadgets, gifts and more.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Geneva General Hospital Auxiliary, which in turn supports the patients and residents of Geneva GeneralHospital and the LivingCenters at Geneva. For more information, contact Christen Smith at (315) 787-4065.

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:
Lincoln Reading & Discussion Group
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

This fall the Geneva Historical Society will host the book discussion group "Lincoln on the Civil War." Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, the reading and discussion series will run for five sessions at the Historical Society from October 6 to December 1, 2015.

Discussions will be led by facilitator W. Averell Bauder, a member of Reynolds’ Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery, an organization committed to educating the public about the Civil War through reenactments and demonstrations. The program is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required as space is limited. Sessions will run from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Geneva History Museum on five Tuesdays: October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, and December 1. The first session will be a brief introduction to the readings and expectations for participation. To register for the program or for more information about acquiring books, please contact the Historical Society at 315-789-5151.

For more information:
Geneva Historical Society
(315) 789-5151
4-H Open House
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is happy to be celebrating National 4-H Week, October 4th through October 10th.  Come one, come all to the 4-H Open House on Tuesday, October 6th! The event will run from 6:30 to 8p.m. and be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office in Waterloo. The evening is open to all existing members and volunteers as well as those who would like to learn more about what 4-H has to offer. Information about membership, clubs and other opportunities will be shared. There will be fun activities and prizes, too! 

Come to the event and take part in the National 4-H Youth Science Day experiment called Motion Commotion. The experiment explores physics, speed, and safety. Youth will enjoy science with modeling clay, a toy car, a ruler, and a calculator. Take part in the activity and see what it is all about. 

Youth can also participate in community service while making items from the Simple Gifts curriculum. The items made will be donated to local nursing homes for patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s.  Youth will also be able to take home items that they make. 

 If all of the excitement leaves youth hungry, they can prepare a healthy snack and learn a bit of nutrition. Youth will be able to learn about the Choose Health:  Food, Fun, and Fitness curriculum and how important breakfast is. 

If you have a child between the ages of 5 and 19, come experience the kinds of things 4-H has to offer. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, this is also a great evening to stop by. The office is located on the third floor of Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo and the parking lot is off East Williams Street. 

4-H is the youth development program of Cornell Cooperative Extension.