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.

Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival: “Audrey Andrist and Friends,” includes works by Gershwin and Schumann, Finger Lakes Community College auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, July 24, 7:30 p.m., $28 general admission, $10 students with ID, tickets at www.canandaigualakemusic.org, (585) 412-6353, also available at door.

For more information:
Lenore Friend
(585) 785-1623
9th Annual Seneca Falls Classic Car Show
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Family friendly car show in beautiful downtown Seneca Falls. Restaurants and stores will be open, DJ, 50/50, flea market. At 2 pm we will draw the 50/50 winner, present awards and Finger Lakes Chrysler will be giving away a 50" tv . Spectators choice award so vote for your favorite vehicle at the registration tent.

For more information:
(315) 568-8829
Ladies, Links, Laughter and Lunch
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 The 4th Annual Ladies, Links, Laughter, & Lunch women’s golf tournament will be held on July 25 at 10 am. This tournament will feature a mimosa toast to start the festivities, a 9-hole, 4 woman scramble at Pheasant Golf Links, and finishes with a luncheon on the mansion veranda at Sonnenberg Gardens. Prizes awarded. Preregistration is required. $55/person includes golf, cart, and luncheon.

Family Fun Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In its second year, the Family Fun Day event on July 24 from 1 – 4 pm invites families to Sonnenberg for an afternoon of hands-on fun and interactive activities themed to the park’s many gardens and offerings. Both young and old will enjoy crafts, food, carriage rides, Seneca Park Zoo Mobile, tea tasting, disc golf, photo booth, and more. Half price admission for this event - $7/Adults, $6/Seniors, $3.50/Student (13-17 years & college with ID), $1/Children (4-12 years), and 3 and under are free. Admission also includes access to gardens, mansion, and greenhouse. Sponsored by Aberle Eye Care and Full House Entertainment.

 To register or get information on any of these events, call Sonnenberg Gardens at 585-394-4922 or see the sonnenberg.org website. All funds raised via Sonnenberg events directly supports Sonnenberg Gardens.