Upcoming Events

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Sunday, March 2

Breakfast benefits swim team

The Keuka Kokanees Synchronized Swim Team will be hosting a Breakfast at the Moose Club from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 2.   Tickets are $6 for adults and $3.50 for children.  Tickets available at the door or from any swimmer.

Benton Breakfast

Benton Fire Department will hold a breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday, March 2 at the Benton Fire Department. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, ham and eggs, toast, coffee, hot chocolate, orange juice.

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra

Geneva Concerts presents the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. Geneva. The concert will feature conductor James Judd and Tai Murray on violin. Ticket prices are $25 per adult and $10 for college students with an identification. Students through grade 12 will be admitted free.

Monday, March 3

Yates County Lunch and Learn Program

Guilt, negative self talk, anxiety, depression - it all adds come under the heading of stress.  so how does a Q-Tip help?  Come find out and have fun at the early March Lunch and Learn Program as Lois Agliata from the Council on Alcohol and Addictions of the Finger Lakes leads the discussion.  Lois will be at St. Mark's Terrace in Dundee on Monday, March 3, at the Modeste Bedient Memorial Library on Tuesday March 4, at the Bluff Point United Methodist Church on Wednesday March 5, and at the Penn Yan Grange on Thursday March 6.  Lunch begins at noon, and the program will follow dessert. 

"Lunch and Learn" is a program offered by the Yates County Office for the Aging. It is open to the public.  To reserve your place at the table, please call 315-536-6038.  The suggested donation for lunch is $2.50 for seniors over 60 and $5 for other attendees. 

Arnot Mall Boat Show

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum will participate in the Arnot Mall Boat Show at the Horseheads area mall March 3-9.

Humane Society meets

The Humane Society of Yates County board and membership meeting will be held at 6 p.m. March 3 at the Homestead on Main St., Penn Yan.

Pork Chop Dinner

A Pork Chop Dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the Dresden Masonic Temple, 50 Milo St., Dresden. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children; 5 and under admitted free.

Tuesday, March 4

Assistant Attorney General visits Yates County

From 10:30 a.m. to noon  Tuesday March 4, a representative from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office will be at the Yates County Office Building Room 1108 to brief Yates County and area residents on consumer fraud issues as part of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's state-wide Consumer Protection Week program. James L. Gelormini Acting Assistant Attorney General in-charge of the Rochester Regional Office, will speak with consumers individually about the latest scams, fraud patterns, and answer any questions they might have.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Anger Management

Anger Management Classes will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons throughout the month of March at the Dundee Youth Center. For more information call 877-532-2577 or 607-243-9171.

Meet the Candidates

The Chronicle-Express is sponsoring a Meet The Candidates Forum for the Penn Yan Village Board Trustee candidates in  the Penn Yan Middle School Auditorium from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. The forum will be moderated by members of the League of Women Voters. This is an opportunity for village residents to learn more about the candidates who have filed petitions to be on the ballot.

Book Discussion Group

East of Eden by John Steinbeck will be discussed at the Book Discussion Group at the Modeste Bedient Library in Branchport at 4 pm. on Tuesday, March 4. and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5.

S&S?Diabetes Education

Finger Lakes Health will offer the “Living With Diabetes” on Tuesday, March 4, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, 418 North Main St., Penn Yan.

“Living With Diabetes” is designed to educate people with diabetes and their families about nutritional management, exercise, medication, blood glucose monitoring, prevention of complications, and community resources. A certified diabetes educator will teach the class. Beverages and lunch will be provided.

 Some insurance companies may cover the total or a portion of the cost and may require a physician referral.

For details, call 315-787-4006 or visit Finger Lakes Health’s website and click on Calendar of Events at www.flhealth.org. To register for any of the classes or the individual education program, call 315-531-2555 or 315-787-4555.      

Wednesday, March 5

Penn Yan Youth Lacrosse

Registrations for Penn Yan Youth Lacrosse Spring League will be held at In The Crease, Powell Lane, from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. Registration forms will be available online at www.pylax.com. Penn Yan Youth Lacrosse Spring League is open to all boys and girls in the first through sixth grades.

Penn Yan Library Board meets

The Board of Trustees of the Penn Yan Public Library has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, March 5 at 5 p.m. For details, contact Lynn Overgaard at 315-536-6114.

Silda Wall Spitzer to speak in Geneva

With a focus on political change, the President's Forum Series at Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome Silda Wall Spitzer, First Lady of the State of New York, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 in the library's Geneva Room.

Bringing her life experience as a lawyer, not-for-profit founder, advocate for youth volunteering and service, New York’s First Lady will present a talk, "The Role of Service in Fostering Community and Economic Revitalization in New York State," which will focus on her efforts to build community and promote civic engagement.

The talk is free and open to the public; parking is available in the Medbery lot.

Thursday, March 6

Once Upon A Mattress

Penn Yan Academy Drama Club presents the musical         " Once Upon A Mattress" the story of the Princess and the Pea. Shows are March 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm and March 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, student/senior $5 and adult $7 at Penn Yan Academy Auditorium. This show is directed by Grace Knapton and co-directed/music direction by Kyle Knapton.

Family Life Ministries presents musical comedy

Family Life Ministries will present its original musical comedy, “Stay Tuned for This Important Message” Friday, March 6 , Saturday, March 7, Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15.  Ticket price of $22 includes dinner, which will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the show at 7:45 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at Family Life Center, located in Bath at 7634 Campbell Creek Road, or by visiting www.fln.org.  Call Family Life at 1-800-927-9083 to order by phone.

Neo-folk music

Finger Lakes Community College’s “Night of Neo-folk Music” Parlor Performance Series event has been changed to Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m.  The FLCC Honors House, 4340 Lakeshore Drive, will host singer songwriters, Maria Gillard and Mark Zane for a night of neo-folk music.

This event is free and open to the public.  For details visit www.flcc.edu/anniversary.

Evolution of My Perennial Garden

Learn about creating your own perennial garden with Master Gardener Sandra Lovell at a workshop presented by Ontario County Master Gardeners from 7 to 9 p.m. March 6. She will discuss the principles of perennial gardening; site considerations, garden styles, site preparation, plant selection, mapping of a plan, planting, maintenance, propagation and renovation and share what she has learned from almost 40 years of perennial gardening. Review your property before the workshop and come with ideas and questions. The workshop will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, 480 N. Main St., Canandaigua.

Diabetes Support Group

Finger Lakes Health’s Yates County Area Diabetes Support Group will meet on Thursday, March 6, 2-3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Terrace, 110 Chapel S., Penn Yan. The topic for the March 6 session is “Exercise”. Mary Grabbatin, long term care rehabilitation coordinator for Finger Lakes Health, will be the presenter.

Diabetics, their family members and friends are invited to participate in this group, which meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month.

Attendees should use the south entrance at St. Mark’s Terrace near P&C market and buzz the office for entrance to the facility. The support group will meet in the dining room.

For details,  call Finger Lakes Health’s Diabetes Services Program at 315-787-4006.

Friday, March 7

Preschool Story Time

The Preschool Story time at Modeste Bedient Library in Branchport at 11 a.m. March 7 will feature Lions and Lambs. The library is located on Route 54A in Branchport.

Sip and Socialize

Sip and Socialize is held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Modeste Bedient Library on Route 54A in Branchport every Friday.

Rochester Sportsmen’s Show

The 14th annual Rochester Sportsmen’s Show will be held March 7 to 9 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, Henrietta.  Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Show tickets cost $9 for adults, $4 for children. Under age 5 will be admitted free. Discount coupons and seminar schedules can be found at www.osegshows.com.

Health Insurance Questions?

Office for the Aging Health Insurance Counselor Jeff Angell will be at the Dundee Library from 10 a.m. to noon March 7 and the first Friday of each month to answer questions.

Saturday, March 8

Local Pine Wood Derby

On March 8, 67 local Cub Scouts will be racing in the local Pack 44 Pine Wood Derby. The Top 5 will be moving on to the District Derby with up to 80 Scouts with in the Finger Lakes Council competing. This years District Derby is being hosted by Pack 44 at the Penn Yan Elementary School April 12.

Scrapbooking Event

Grab your scissors and favorite photos and join in the fun at the first annual "Croppin' for a Cure" scrapbooking event on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at F.F. Thompson Hospital.

Proceeds benefit Thompson's Ambulatory Procedures Unit and the Colon Cancer Awareness Education Fund. 

The event features a continental breakfast and lunch, scrapbooking vendors, goodie bag and a chance to win prizes.  The cost is $25 a person.  To register, please call Brenda in APU at 585-396-6595.

Civil War Encampment

The Fourth Annual Civil War Encampment will take place March 8 and 9 at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum of early aviation and local history in Hammondsport. The encampment will include members from various reenactment units, to include the 140th New York Volunteer Infantry, the 9th New York Calvary, the 33rd Virginia infantry, the 21st Georgia Infantry and the 26th North Carolina Infantry. There will be musket demonstrations as well as camp life and medical displays. Open daily from 10-4, the Curtiss Museum is located at 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport. For details, visit www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org.

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner

A  chicken and biscuit dinner will be held at  Oaks Corners Presbyterian Church, five miles north of Geneva on Ontario County Road 6 (PreEmption Road), from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday,  March 8. All you can eat. Tickets cost $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12.

Sunday, March 9

Bellona Breakfast

The Bellona Volunteer Fire Company will serve breakfast on the second and fourth Sundays  continuing through April 27. The menu will include pancakes, French toast, home fries, sausage, hame, eggs, toast and beverages. Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Serving from 7 to 10 a.m.

Sparks opens at Lightner Library

Sparks, an exhibit of paintings by Watkins Glen artist Ileen Kaplan, will be on display in Keuka College’s Lightner Gallery through March 31.

An opening reception will be Sunday, March 9 from 2-4 p.m. in the gallery, located in the Lightner Library. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 10

Red Cross Blood Drive added

 The Dundee American Legion will be hosting a Blood Drive on the second Monday of odd numbered months, starting March 10 to complement the Dundee Fire Department Blood Drives held the first Tuesday of even numbered months. To schedule an appointment at either location, call 315-536-6841,1-800-GIVE LIFE, or schedule online at www.DonateBloodNow.org.  Walk-ins are always welcome.

Adult Education

The Penn Yan School District is offering Spring Adult Education classes beginning the week of March 10. Classes include Biginning Ball Room Dance, Intorduction to Microsoft Word, Creativev Writing, Come Together-Write Together, Retirement Planning and Invest Like the Pros. For details call 315-536-8538.

Parent Information Night

There will be a presentation by the Penn Yan School Resource Officer and other school personnel on various types of drugs and paraphernalia, including prescription and over the counter drugs will be presentedin the Penn Yan Middle School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on March 10. Parents and concerned community members are encouraged to attend.

Spaghetti Dinner

A Spaghetti Dinner with meatballs and sausage will be held at the Montour Moose from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 10. The dinner, sponsored by the Watkins/Montour Lions Club,  benefits Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary for equipment.  Tickets ($6 for adults and $3.50 fro children under 5) are available at the door or in advance from members.

Tuesday, March 11

Senior Citizen Luncheon

A dish-to-pass senior citizen luncheon for men and women over 50 will be held at noon Tuesday, March 11 at Waneta Lake Baptist Chapel, West Waneta Lake Road. This will include a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Trudy Moon performing on the bagpipes. For details, call 292-3577.

Children’s Program

Shamrock will be the topic at the Modeste Bedient Library Children’s Program at 6:30 p.m. March . The library is located on Route 54A in Branchport.

Wednesday, March 12

Girl’s Chat

 Girl’s Chat at the Dundee Youth Center continues on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 3:30-4:30. This group is for females in grades 4-6 who want to get together to discuss an assortment of topics such as self-esteem, body image, relationships.  Note in the month of March Girls Chat will take place on the second and third Wednesdays and will be canceled on the fourth Wednesday.  For details, call 607-243-9171.

Eating Sustainably

Do you know where your food comes from?  How do you decide what to eat?  Willie Nelson says, “The fight to save the family farms isn’t just about farmers.  It’s about making sure there is a safe and healthy food supply for all of us.  It’s about jobs, from Main Street to Wall Street.  It’s about a better America.”  Join us in reading Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael  Pollan (March 12),  and a presentation on  “Ethical Eating” by Judy Cadle (March 26) from 7 to 9 p.m.  Facilitators are Mary Beth Gamba, Judy Cadle and Mary Howell. Please read the books before you come for the discussion.  Copies of each book should be available at Long’s Cards & Books in Penn Yan. Suggested donations: $10 per person.

For more information or to register contact: Cobblestone Springs, 4306 Lakemont-Himrod Road Dundee Web Site: cobblestone-springs.com; 607-243-8212; Email: cobspr@peoplepc.com

Thursday, March 13

Relay For Life Kick-off

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life kick-off event is scheduled for Thursday, March 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Penn Yan. RSVP by March 10 to 800-227-2345 or 315-253-2634.

This year’s Relay For Life will be held June 6 to celebrate lives of cancer survivors and remember those whose lives have been lost, all while fighting back against cancer. Please send someone who can bring information back to your organization or contact Sue Hamilton at 315-536-8081 for details.

Business Expo

Several businesses are registered to exhibit at the Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce’s Second Annual Business Expo sponsored by WETM and?WETM-2 March 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Watkins Glen Community Center. At 4:30 p.m. Robert Shutt of RASolutions.net will offer a free session entitled “Workplace Manners Matter and Courtesy Counts.”

Friday, March 14

Kids Night Out

The Dundee Area Youth Center will be having its second Kid’s Night Out!  On Friday, March 14 from 6:30-9 p.m. the Youth Center will be open for kids in grades 4-6.  Games, music and food will be available.  There will be a $1 charge to help cover the cost of food. 

Preschool Story Time

The Preschool Story time at Modeste Bedient Library in Branchport at 11 a.m. March 14will feature Windy Days. The library is located on Route 54A in Branchport.

Come as You Are Dinner

A Come as You Are Dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 14 at Benton Methodist Church. Roast Pork, stuffing and homemade pie. $6.

Photography exhibition and book release

West End Gallery, 12 West Market Street, Corning, will feature an exhibit of photography by Barbara Hall Blumer beginning with an opening reception and book signing on Friday, March 14 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit continues through March 27. For details call 607-936-2011 or visit www.westendgallery.net.

Saturday, March 15

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

The Knights of Columbus will hold a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at St. Michael’s Hall, Keuka St., Penn Yan.

Tickets are $9 at the door, $8.50 pre-sale; children under 12 are $5. Contact Dick Osgood at 315-536-7604 or Loy Tyrell at 315-694-1260 for pre-sale tickets.

Antiques on Campus

Antiques on Campus, the 33rd annual Genesee Country Antique Dealers Association Show and Sale will be held at the Nazareth College Shults Center, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15 and 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. March 16. Free parking, Donation $5. www. anitquesrochesterny.com.

Benton Breakfast

Benton Fire Department will hold a breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday, March 16 at the Benton Fire Department. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, ham and eggs, toast, coffee, hot chocolate, orange juice.

Monday, March 17

Palm Monday Breakfast 

Members of area churches are invited to the annual Palm Monday Sacrificial Breakfast hosted by Penn Yan United Methodist Women will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 17 in the Penn Yan United Methodist Church dining room, corner of Main and Chapel Street.  The speaker will be Priscilla Andrews, a lay speaker from Dundee.  June VenSkytis, a well-known soloist, will sing, “Consolation.”  No reservations are required; a free-will offering will be taken. If child care is needed please call 315-536-2095 a few days before the event.  The dining room is wheelchair accessible.

Stamping Fun

The Yates County Arts Council’s Stamping Fun classes continue March 17 from 5 to 7 pm. This is an intergenerational class led by Jan Enos. This will be repeated the third Tuesday of each month though November. Stamping is a very popular craft and a fun art form anyone can do....young or old. Cost of each class is $5 for youth and $5 plus $5 for materials for adults. To register. Stop at the Gallery, 119 E. Elm St. Tuesday thru Friday, 10 am to 4 pm or Sat. 9 am to 3 pm or call 315- 536-8226.

Tuesday, March 18

Anger Management

 Anger Management Classes at the Dundee Youth Center will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons throughout the month of March. For more information call 877-532-2577 or 607-243-9171.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

The ProAction/Yates Office for the Aging is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at St. Michael’s Church in Penn Yan on March 18 at 4 p.m.  The menu will be corned beef and cabbage, carrots, whole potatoes, rye bread, and Leprechaun dessert. The suggested donation for this dinner is $6, tickets must be purchased at the Office for the Aging 417 Liberty St., Penn Yan.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  We will have door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and entertainment.

Health Insurance Questions?

Office for the Aging Health Insurance Counselor Jeff Angell will be at the Modeste Bedient Library in Branchport from 1 to 3 p.m. March 19 and the third Wednesday of each month to answer questions.

Veterans Open House

Yates County and the Bath VA Medical Center will hold a veteran’s benefits open house and flu shot clinic from 3 to 7 p.m. March 19 at the American Legion Post.

VA and Yates County veterans benefits counselors will answer questions about medical care, education, disability, veteran’s tax exemption eligibility, employment assistance and pension and burial benefits.

VA personnel will be on hand to process applications for VA?healthcare.

Flu vaccinations for eligible veterans will be administered and new identification card pictures will be taken. Military surplus will be distributed while supplies last. Veterans not currently enrolled should bring the DD214 and 2007 income information.

For details call 607-664-4869.

Thursday, March 20

Penn Yan Library Board

The Penn Yan Library Board of Directors meets at 7 p.m.the third Thursday of the month in the library meeting room, 214 Main St., Penn Yan. Meetings coming up this year will be held on March 20, April 17, May 15, and June 19. For information call 315-536-6114.

Easter Egg Hunt

 Community Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, March 20 at 4 p.m. in Spring St. Park in Dundee will be held rain, shine or snow for age groups 2-4, 5-7, 8-10, and 11-12. There will be raffles, candy filled eggs for everyone and a big prize for each age group.

Wellness Workshops

Deb Schmidt, owner of Pampered and Polished, and Helene Chaika Fausold, owner of Chaika Unlimited, will be offering two more workshops focusing of beauty, life balance, and wellness.  Each workshop will include an offering of a spa service, a mini-seminar on a life-coaching issue, and a presentation by a wellness expert. Workshop dates are March 20 and April 3 and will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  They will be held at Pampered and Polished located at 700 N. Porter Street, Watkins Glen. Light refreshments will be served.  The cost is $35 per workshop. Reservations are required as space is limited.  Contact Deb at 607-535-2272 or Helene at 607-351-8024 for details. 

Friday, March 21

Preschool Story Time

The Preschool Story time at Modeste Bedient Library in Branchport at 11 a.m. March 21 will feature Bunnies. The library is located on Route 54A in Branchport.

Sunday, March 23

Bellona Breakfast

The Bellona Volunteer Fire Company will serve breakfast on the second and fourth Sundays beginning Jan. 13 and continuing through April 27. The menu will include pancakes, French toast, home fries, sausage, hame, eggs, toast and beverages. Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Serving from 7 to 10 a.m.

Wednesday, March 26

Girl’s Chat

 Girl’s Chat at the Dundee Youth Center continues on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 3:30-4:30. This group is for females in grades 4-6 who want to get together to discuss an assortment of topics such as self-esteem, body image, relationships.  Note in the month of March Girls Chat will take place on the second and third Wednesdays and will be canceled on the fourth Wednesday.  For details, call 607-243-9171.

Friday, March 28

Preschool Story Time

The Preschool Story time at Modeste Bedient Library in Branchport at 11 a.m. March 28 will feature Turtles. The library is located on Route 54A in Branchport.

Saturday, March 29

In Abraham’s Tent

The Bible uses the verb  “to eat” 800 times.  What did the ancient people eat?  How was it cooked?  Come on a culinary journey to the time of Abraham: eat what he ate in the way he ate it. This program includes both breakfast and dinner.  Dress casually and bring a steak knife.  Please register early.  Because of the food preparation, this program must have at least eight participants. It will be held Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The facilitator is Mary Pat Pennell and the suggested donation is $25.

For more information or to register contact: Cobblestone Springs, 4306 Lakemont-Himrod Road Dundee Web Site: cobblestone-springs.com; 607-243-8212; Email: cobspr@peoplepc.com

Roast Beef Supper

The Middlesex Hose Company will hold an all you can eat roast beef supper served family style at the Middlesex Fire House from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Prices are $8.50 for adults and $4 for children under age 12. No charge for preschoolers. Take-outs available for all but preschoolers by calling 585-554-3434.

Monday, March 31

Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Monday, March 31 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Roy Wood Community Room, 17 Main St., Dundee.  Dinners are $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 and under.  Dinner includes spaghetti, homemade meatballs, salad, dessert and drink.  Take outs available.

Saturday, April 5

Ministry Through  Worship

Mike Failla, Kingdom Bound’s Worship director will hold a series of events in Penn Yan on Saturday April 5.

The Worship team/Pastor/Leader Seminar will be held form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Penn Yan Assembly of God.

A Rally rehearsal will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. and a Worship Rally will be held at 7 p.m. at the Penn Yan Middle School. For more information, contact Gerry Fish at 315-694-3013 or PastorG@TheHavenFellowship.net.

Tuesday, April 15

Beekeeping Workshop

Spencer Crest Nature Center will be hosting a Beekeeping Workshop led by Dr. Bud Amann, president of Corning Community College, on Tuesday April 15, 22, 29, and May 6, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. A field trip is scheduled for Saturday, May 10 from 9-11 a.m.

This informative and fun workshop on beginning beekeeping is designed to familiarize participants with basic information. Topics include the biology of the bee, bee pests and predators, honey, seasonal management, safety, and equipment used. The course consists of four, two-hour classroom and workshop sessions at Spencer Crest Nature Center and concludes with a two-hour field trip to an apiary so that live bee colonies can be examined and enjoyed.

The workshop costs $40 and includes a beekeeping manual. Registrations are required by Monday, April 14. For details contact Spencer Crest Nature Center at 607-962-9012 or e-mail oakdenise@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 24

Spaghetti Dinner

A Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Yates Community Center Project will be held at the Penn Yan Moose Lodge from 5 to 7 p.m. April 24.

Pre-sale tickets, at $6 are available at Longs Cards and Books Store or calling or emailing Lisa Miller at 315-694-1071 lmiller@yatescommunitycenter.org.

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