March 9

Building a Polymer Clay Veneer

Students will learn how to build a colorful veneer with polymer clay at a workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9 at Arts Center of Yates County, 27 Main St., Penn Yan. They will roll, shape, carve, stamp, bake and drill that veneer into several pair of earrings and/or pendants. This class is for all skill levels and limited to 10 students. Instructor Janis Long. $40 for members, $48 for not-yet-members, $10 materials fee to instructor.

Fiction 101 - Setting

Fiction 101 w/ Keuka Writes will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main St., Penn Yan. In this workshop, we’ll talk about the importance of setting—the backdrop against which your stories unfold. Come prepared to participate in discussion and writing exercises related to setting! 315-536-6114 www.pypl.org

Weekend Double Feature

Award Winners will be shown from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 9 at Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main St., Penn Yan. Join us for a double feature of recently-honored films! These movies are destined for classic status. First, at 2:30: “Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover” (IMDb.com); starring Daniel Day-Lewis in his farewell role (2 hours 10 minutes, rated R for language). Then at 5 p.m.: “In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire” (IMDb.com; starring Gary Oldman; 2 hours 5 minutes, rated R for thematic elements). Combined running time approx. 4 hours 15 minutes, with a brief break between. Come for one or both, and feel free to bring snacks. Presented with subtitles for our Deaf and hard-of-hearing friends. 315-536-6114 www.pypl.org

Holiday Dinner

The Danish Brotherhood and Sisterhood Holiday Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 9 at the Penn Yan Moose Club, 301 East Elm St., Penn Yan. Hors D’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., Roast Beef Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Make a reservation by March 4 by calling Pat & Mike Hoffman at 585-536-5012 or write them at 5368 County Road 24, Stanley, N.Y. 14561. The cost for dinner is $15; $5 for children 16 and under, and musicians.

March 9 & 10

Cheese and Wine Pairing

Preferred Pairings on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail will be held March 9 at 10 participating wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Preferred Pairings is a smaller, more intimate food and wine pairing event on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. The wineries will pair up with local creameries to offer event attendees 3 to 4 unique cheese and wine pairings at each stop. Attendees will learn about how the wines are made, how the cheese are made, and what makes them so good together. Tickets are $25 per person for tickets that include wine tasting. Designated drivers tickets are $20 each. All tickets are on sale now on at www.senecalakewine.com. Call 607-535-4300 for details.