Events of the Day for Aug. 7: Coffee Chat, Square Dancing and more

Staff reports

FL Museum Coffee Chat

The Penn Yan Diner will host The Finger Lakes Museum Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. for a Community Coffee Chat.

The event gives the community an opportunity to speak with Museum staff and volunteers while learning more about the newest cultural and natural history museum of the Finger Lakes.  

Penn Yan Diner is located at 131 East Elm St., Penn Yan.

Summer Square Dance

A Summer Square Dance Workshop will be sponsored by the Penn Yan Friendship Squares on Aug. 7 at the First Baptist Church, 224 Main St., Penn Yan.  Dick Schweitzer will be the instructor and caller for Square Dancing from  7 to 9:30 p.m.     Some Round Dancing may also be available cued by Dick Whyman.  All Club Level dancers are invited at a cost of  $4 each.

Blood Drive

A Dundee Community Blood Drive will be held from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 12:30-6:30, at Dundee American Legion Post 660.  There is an urgent need for blood donations.  To make an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS.  Walk-in donors are welcome and can be included most efficiently between 2-4 p.m.  Sixteen-year- old donors may donate but require a signed parental permission form provided by the American Red Cross.  ID is required of all donors.

Henry V

 A free, open reading session of Shakespeare’s play, "Henry V" will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m., in the Community Room of the Penn Yan Public Library, sponsored by the Shakespeare and More group.   After a brief introduction on the background and theme of the play, those present may volunteer to take one of the parts as we read through the play together.   Those attending are encouraged to bring their own copies of the play but extra copies will be available for purchase at the session. The group is planning a trip to  the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada, on Friday-Sunday, Sept. 21-23. Phone Don Lawrence at 315-536-7674 for details and reservation forms.

Film and Q&A About Industrial Siting

The 90-minute film entitled "My Name is Allegany County" will be screened at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at Glen Theater 112 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen followed by a discussion with one of the principal figures involved with the recorded events. Admission is $5. This film explores democratic decision-making, environmental policy, legal rights, corporate responsibility, and the challenges of using highly industrial technology in rural locations.