For the last 20 years, my middle name officially has been my maiden name – Mirsky. I recently found out that Mir means peace. So put that with “sky” and you have peace sky. I think January can be a tough month for many people with it being after the holidays and the weather, etc. When we can get outside and enjoy nature, I think it helps to shift our perspective. When we can be outside under the same big sky and realize we are all sharing it, life can become peaceful. So, get out there and walk even if you feel tired or hungry or cranky. You will be amazed how it can shift your perspective and help you to feel more connected to the world and to others. I got out there briefly this morning and the fog and mist somehow gave me some real clarity. Next time you really don’t feel like it – it is too cold or too windy or too grey…just do it! Surprise yourself! Even a 3 to 11 minute walk outdoors can do wonders! We are all in this thing together. I’m rooting for you! 🙂
Peace & Blue Skies, Donna Bennett
The Winter Farmer’s Market is THIS SATURDAY, Jan 27th! Behind Byrne Dairy!
LIVE & LOCAL
The Inn on The Lake, 394-7080. Live Music in the Lounge every Sat this winter!
Sat, Jan 27 – Dos Locos, 8-11pm (Kombucha drink specials, too!)
Peacemaker Brewing Co, 396-3561
Fri, Jan 26- Big Blue House, 6-9pm (Kombucha Night out – $5 for the whole bottle of Peach)
Sat, Jan 27 – Genesee Junction, 6-9pm (Kombucha – $5 for the whole bottle of Peach)
Jose & Willy’s, 905-0017
Tuesdays – Open Jam, 8pm
Sundays – Karaoke, 8pm-12am!
Pickering Pub, 396-9060, Now open 4pm, daily!
Tuesday- Karaoke, 9pm-1am
Sat – DJ Fig
The Upstairs Bistro, NYWCC, 394-7070
Fri, Jan 26 –Brian Blankenberg, 6-9pm
Nick’s Chophouse, 393-0303
Fri, Jan 26 – Dave McGrath, 7:30-10:30pm
Sat, Jan 27 – Dean Channing, 7:30-10:30pm
Thurs – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm-12:30am
CBC (Canandaigua Brew Company),394-8485
Wed, Jan 31 –Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm (every other Wed)
Fri, Jan 26 – Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 8:30pm (every other Fri)
Fri, Jan 26 – James Draudt -Thank God It’s Acoustic Friday, 7-10pm
Every Saturday- Karaoke w/ DC Entertainment, 9pm-1am
*** NEW LISTING*** Reinvention Brewing Company, Manchester (585)289-7309
Fri, Jan 26 – OC, 6-8pm
Sat, Jan 27 – Tom Chamberlain, 5-7pm
VB Brewery, Victor, (585)902-8166
Fridays – 7pm Team Trivia. Free to play. Prizes and unlimited team size. Feel free to bring a picnic.
Sat, Jan 27 – Franklin Mint, 7-10pm (no cover)
Roots Cafe. Naples, (585) 374-9800
Fri, Jan 26- Bess Greenberg, 7-10pm. No cover
Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill, Naples 531-4113 Fri 4-9, Sat 12-9p, Sun 12-7pm
Sat, Jan 27 – Mike Joseph hosts Open Mic, 6-9pm
The Naples Hotel, 374-5630
Fri, Jan 26 – Karaoke/Dance Music by DJ Amy, 9pm-1am
Sat, Jan 27 – Gatsby Party in the Tipping Glass, 6-10pm. Wear 1920’s attire! Food/drink!
Waterside Wine Bar, Phelps, (585) 752-1634
Live Music on Saturdays, 7-10pm
Bottomless Brewery, Geneva (315)325-4380
Lake Street Station Winery, (315) 325-4089
Ramada, Geneva, (315) 789-5677
Friday- Jan 26th The Big & Tall Comedy Tour starring Mike Bova, Big Ern and Duane Hilt
Doors Open at 7PM Show starts at 8PM
Club 86, Geneva, (315)789-4955 Fri, Jan 26 – John Bolger Band, 7-10pm. Kitchen opens at 6pm. No cover
Game On Board Games. Sundays in January, 1-4PM. Board games for all ages, from Candy Land to Trivial Pursuit. New games each week.
Career Navigator NEW TIME! Tuesdays, 5-8PM. Get help w/ a resume or job search. Meet with LVOY volunteer Nancy Fedick.
Wood Library Café. Wed, Jan 24 I 10:00AM-12:00PM. Join us for coffee, conversation, and breakfast treats.
The New Yorker Discussion Group. Thursdays, 3-4PM. Readers of this popular magazine meet weekly. Find reading “assignments” on the library’s website.
Open Tech Hours. Fridays, 2-4PM. Got a new device? Drop in and we can help you figure it out.
Game Night: Fandom Trivia. Fri, Jan 26 I 5:30-7:30PM. Grades 6-12. Computers, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, board games, and a trivia challenge.
Biblio-bop Dance Party. Sat, Jan 27 I 10:30-11:15AM. For preschoolers who love to dance. Hop and bop to music using bells, shakers, and a parachute.
Kingston Book Club. Tues, Jan 30 I 5:30-7:30PM. For lovers of mystery, thriller and suspense novels. Read and discuss Ruth Rendell’s Dark Corners.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Speaker Series: Kingfishers, Big Browns and Estrogen. Fish Tales from the Finger Lakes
Thurs, Feb 1 I 7-8PM
Biologist Susan Cushman will use case studies from Seneca Lake to describe the species interactions in the Finger Lakes, and discuss the threats to stream ecosystems and water quality.
Trivia Night for Lovers and Friends. Fri, Feb 9, 7-9PM. Ages 21+. The Friends of Wood Library present a romantic Trivia Night hosted by Geeks Who Drink. Grab a lover or a friend and get ready for a fun night of useless trivia that will make your heart pound. $15.00 per person. Wine and beer tastings, and snacks offered. Registration required.
Museum to Host National Monometer Exhibit
In conjunction with our 2018 WWI Theme the Historical Society will present a unique automotive technology exhibit dating to the early 1900s.
What are Motometers?
Throughout the 1920s monometers or radiator-mounted engine temperature gauges presided on the front of almost every automobile, truck and airplane. Your automobile’s engine temperature gauge, “Check Engine” light and hood ornament trace their origin back to these devices.
Internationally known automotive industry historian, artifact preservationist and Canandaigua resident Francis Clax is loaning his extensive monometer collection to the Ontario Historical Society for an exclusive exhibition to be held between February 2nd and September 8th, 2017.
This exhibition will provide an unprecedented look into the 100-year plus history of these unique artifacts and the early automobile industry. An opening reception is scheduled on Friday February 2, 2018.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CANANDAIGUA FITNESS! Home of the $5 Classes…The no hassle (no sign-up fee, application, or difficult parking) way to get in shape in 2018! We are located inside Cobblestone Arts Center at 1622 Route 332! Across from Farmbrook Housing Development. Let us help you meet your health and wellness goals!
1622 State Route 332. Class descriptions on the website….
Finger Lakes Community College will mark 50 years of classes on Thursday, Feb. 1, with the announcement of a time capsule, the release of a commemorative book, and a gallery exhibit of works by FLCC’s first art faculty members and their students.
Community College of the Finger Lakes, the college’s original name, began full-time credit-bearing classes on Feb. 1, 1968.
The Feb. 1 celebration, called “From the Storefronts to Lincoln Hill: Celebrating 50 Years at FLCC,” is a series of events at the main campus between 2 and 6:30 p.m. All are free and open to the public. Visitors are asked to RSVP at email@example.com@flcc.edu. (If the college closes for winter weather, the event will be rescheduled for Feb. 8).
The event features the release of a full-color 50th anniversary commemorative book titled, “This Bold Decision: The Story of Finger Lakes Community College.” The title is a reference to the decision to create the college and is taken from the inauguration speech of the college’s first president, Roy Satre.
Carve out time to unwind. Keeping calm has its perks: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers found that people who meditated took two-thirds fewer sick days that those that did not. “High levels of the stress hormone Cortisol suppress your immune system “adds Dr. Tully a researcher at University of Wisconsin.
The Fix: To slow digital drain – a common stressor- step away from your devices for a few minutes every couple of hours. The beeping and pinging heighten your body’s fight-or-flight response.
This health tip is brought to you by Canandaigua The Medicine Shoppe, Canandaigua, NY.
Group for Moms with Mood and/or Anxiety Disorders Meets Thursday
The Mom-to-Mom Support Circle will hold its next meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, in the OB Classroom at UR Medicine Thompson Hospital, 350 Parrish St. in Canandaigua. The group is for mothers struggling with a mood and/or anxiety disorder that occurs during pregnancy, or after the birth of a new baby. This includes mothers with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Facilitated by Maureen Kellogg of Thompson’s Social Work Department, Thompson Lactation Consultant/RN Courtney Phillips and a volunteer from the community, the group offers moms a “safe space” to be transparent about motherhood, mental health, and all the little things in between, providing opportunities to talk with others who have been through or are currently walking through this same season of life. The group meets the fourth Thursday evening of each month. For information, call (585) 396-6295.
‘Bowl for the Cure’ Set for Feb. 9 & 10
The 10th annual “Bowl for the Cure” takes place Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10, at Roseland Bowl, 4357 Recreation Drive in Canandaigua.
This event is organized and hosted by Roseland Bowl and Members of Canandaigua USBC Bowling Association and features not only bowling but live entertainment, raffles and prizes. Anyone is welcome to participate either night, but five-person teams with corporate sponsors are invited to take part in Corporate Challenge Night on Friday, with registration beginning at 5 p.m. and bowling beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bowl for the Cure continues on Saturday, when registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and bowling starts at 4 p.m. The minimum donation of $35 per person covers three games of bowling and shoe rental. Individuals raising $100 or more receive a commemorative shirt. Proceeds benefit the Breast Health Patient Navigation Program at UR Medicine Thompson Health’s Dr. Laurie Sands and Constellation Brands Breast Imaging Center and Susan G. Komen, a non-profit organization fighting breast cancer and supporting those diagnosed with it.
TIMBUCHA KOMBUCHA IS HERE! Try it near you (see list below)!
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS HEALTHY DRINK!
Canandaigua: Beehive Brew Pub, Casa de Pasta, St. George’s Grocery on East Lake Rd (Pizza Sangiorgi), Peacemaker Brewery, Twisted Rail, Inn on the Lake, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center (GCCC), The Greenfront, Jose & Willys, The Beverage Center (drive thru), & Simply Crepes!
Other places: Federal Hollow Staples (Rushville), Brown Hound Bistro inside the Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester),& Fairport Brewing Company
WINE/BEER/FOOD/DESSERT TASTING NIGHT!
YOU’RE INVITED TO THE CANANDAIGUA BRAVES HOCKEY FUNDRAISER ON SAT, FEB 3, 6:30-9:30PM!
Tickets are $40 pp and you can get them now by texting Laura Schwartz at (585) 474-1642.
Join The Canandaigua City Democratic Committee and help make Canandaigua an even better place to live! ! Follow CCDC on Facebook or click here!
Interested in joining the City of Canandaigua Republican Committee? We are now having a consistent monthly meeting the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Inn On The Lake. All are welcome. Contact Dudley Purbeck