UPCOMING EVENTS

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Upcoming Events

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NOVEMBER 17

Building Community, Building Understanding: Gender and Society

Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. on Zoom – Continuing work begun with our Grappling with Racism series, you are invited to participate in a multi-part opportunity to learn about and thoughtfully engage around gender identity and expression, and the points at which they intersect with other issues.  Participants will receive media to explore between sessions, which will involve discussion and reflection.  Register by emailing info@pypl.org; space is limited, so don’t delay.  Facilitated by Penn Yan Public Library’s Alex Andrasik and by Heather Cook, a student of power dynamics and systems of liberation.

Drive-through Thanksgiving Meal

ProAction Yates Office for the Aging will hold a drive-through Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m.– noon at the First Baptist Church in Penn Yan. Menu is turkey and gravy, bread stuffing, squash, cranberry relish, rolls, and pumpkin pie with whipped topping. You must make a reservation by Nov. 8, by calling 315-279-4321. Suggested donation of $8 per meal for people over 60. Mandatory $8 for people under 60.

Equity & Justice Literacy Basics

Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. -- Note that this session will be held on the third Wednesday of the month.  When considering ways to address justice issues such as race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and more, a hesitation to act may arise from feeling too unprepared on the fundamentals to contribute in meaningful and appropriate ways.  In this new ongoing program, we will use expert guidance in an effort to raise our level of understanding so that we can participate with confidence in such important work.  This session, we will continue to get to know one another and help set the direction for this process going forward.  You are welcome to attend as many or as few of these events as you wish, but you will gain the most from consistent attendance.  To register, please visit https://bit.ly/pyequity.  Hosted by Penn Yan Public Library.

NOVEMBER 18

Yates County 2022 Budget Public Hearing

At a meeting of the Yates County Legislature  Oct. 26 passed the Resolution No. 392-21 to adopt the tentative budget for 2022. "WHEREAS, the Finance Committee recommends for adoption the Tentative Budget for the year 2022 as filed by the Budget Officer, and as modified and revised by the Legislature; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature hereby adopts the Tentative Budget, and sets the date of the Budget Public Hearing for November 18, 2021 at 6 p.m. in the Legislative Chambers.

Story Time:  Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m., Dundee Library - We Give Thanks by Cynthia Rylant is the perfect book to get us in the spirit of Thanksgiving for the upcoming week! 

Destress Kit

Destress Kit for all ages will be demonstrated on Facebook Live at noon by Director Sally Jacoby Murphy for the Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library. Programs are recorded and may be viewed at anytime afterwards. The kit, with instructions and materials, will be available to pick up at the Hammondsport Public Library after the presentation on a first come, first served basis, while the kits last. Just ask at the front desk.

Movies of the 1930’s:  Lost Horizon

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m., Dundee Library - Tom Nichols will pull back the curtain on this Hollywood classic and give us the behind the scenes dirt.  Join us for this 1937 film based upon the popular 1933 book of the same title.  If you are a fan of director Frank Capra’s work don’t miss this month’s Movies of the 1930’s selection.

Free mobility screening for seniors

Finger Lakes Health Rehabilitation Services will be conducting a free monthly Community Mobility Screening Program Thursday, Nov. 18 in the rehabilitation department at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, 418 North Main Street, Penn Yan. This program is open to all individuals over the age of 65. The screening can provide information on their risk for falls, strength deficits and balance concerns. It will take about 30 minutes to complete. Spots are limited, please call  315-531-2577 to schedule your screening or register online at www.flhealth.org/events.

Diverse Voices Matter

Thursday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. on Zoom -- One route to greater empathy is through an exploration of the arts in all their forms.  Whether angry, heart-wrenching, righteous, or joyous, discovering the work of diverse creators is an invitation to understanding.  Explore and celebrate the work of these artists with us in this ongoing program, in which we will read, view or listen to a few pieces per session, and reflect privately on what they awaken in us.  Note that the themes and language in some pieces may be heavy, and while youth are welcome to join us, it would be best if they were accompanied by an adult to help provide context and support when needed.  Use this link to register: http://bit.ly/PYPLvoices.  Hosted by Penn Yan Public Library.

NOVEMBER 19

Blessed Hope Ladies Luncheon

LeTourneau Christian Center’s Blessed Hope November ladies luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19. The speaker will be Brenda Collier and the title of her talk is “O’ Give Thanks Unto the Lord.”  Registration and $13 pre-payment before November 12 are required for in-person attendance and lunch, which can be made by calling 585-554-3400. LeTourneau Christian Center is located at 4950 County Road 11, Rushville. 

In Stitches

Friday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m., Dundee Library - Join our needlework circle and work on your latest project.  Hooks and needles of all kinds are welcome!  Pick up tips and tricks from fellow needle crafters. 

Girls Who Code

Friday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m., Dundee Library - Girls in grades 3rd-5th and 6th-12th stop by after school for this computer science and coding club!  We have a brand new set of activities to try out this Fall  that I can’t wait to share with you!

NOVEMBER 20

Print Block Holiday Cards

Saturday, Nov.20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Arts Center, 127 Main Street, Penn Yan -- Before photocopiers and desktop printers there was block printing! Design a unique holiday image and/or message, carve it into a linoleum block and then print cards from that image (your block print can be used outside class and can print on fabric as well as paper!). Class will have enough supplies to print up to 10 cards. Limited enrollment. Cost: $50 members, $60 not-yet-members. Call 315-536-8226 for information or www.artscenteryates.org to enroll and pay online.

Holiday Ceramics

Total of Two Sessions - Saturdays, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Arts Center, 127 Main Street, Penn Yan -- The holiday will soon be upon us. Would you like to create a unique gift or an ornament that will last a lifetime? Join Faith in her studio to create your unique pieces, using the hand building method, with no previous experience needed. Limited enrollment. Cost: $80 members, $96 not-yet-members plus $25 materials and firing fees paid to instructor in class. Call 315-536-8226 for information or www.artscenteryates.org to enroll and pay online.

Saturday Story Time:  Thanksgiving

Saturday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m., Dundee Library - We Give Thanks by Cynthia Rylant is the perfect book to get us in the spirit of Thanksgiving for the upcoming week!

Snowmen Card Making

Snowmen Card Making at 11 a.m. at the Hammondsport Public Library, 21 William St, with Carol Israel. This class is free, but sign up is required. Call the library at 607-569-2045 to sign up.

Cobblestone Springs; Ganondagan Storytellers Circle

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Cobblestone Springs is pleased to present a Storytellers Circle.  The power of stories can educate as well as entertain, teach important lessons, and also enrich our lives about culture.  A Native American interpreter will visit Cobblestone Springs at 1 p.m. to share stories with our audience. All ages are welcome. Suggested donation $10. In-person events at 4306 Lakemont Himrod Road, Dundee 14837. Email cobblestonespringsrc@gmail.com or call 607-243-8212 to register

NOVEMBER 20-21

Potter FD Breakfast

The Potter Volunteer Fire Department will be having a breakfast at the Potter Fire House 1225 Phelps Road, Saturday and Sunday,  Nov. 20-21 from 5 a.m. till noon. Menu: Pancakes, sausages, home fries, breakfast sandwiches, coffee, juice, tea & hot chocolate.

NOVEMBER 22

Maker Monday

Monday, Nov. 22, Pickup from 2 - 5 p.m., Dundee Library - Make your Monday great with our Maker Monday kits.  November’s  treasure chest is located next to the indoor book drop and will include a pumpkin centerpiece. This is a passive program you can share with your family on your own schedule!  Each kit will include essential supplies for the activity, but will not include scissors, tape, glue, markers, or crayons.

NOVEMBER 24

Thanksgiving Dessert Competition

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 4 p.m., Dundee Library - Our Youth Thanksgiving Dessert Competition is back!  Kiddos pick your favorite dessert recipe and wow us with your culinary skills.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place!

NOVEMBER 26

Aspiring Chefs: Grab & Go Morning Mix

Friday, Nov. 26, 4 p.m., Dundee Library - This cheery trail mix looks like sunrise in a bag!

NOVEMBER 27

Kids & Critters Photos with Santa

The Humane Society of Yates County will hold their annual Kids & Critters Photos with Santa at the Keuka Candy Emporium at 131 Main Street in downtown Penn Yan on Saturday, November 27 from 10 am to 1 pm. All proceeds benefit our animals. The donation is just $10 per photo. There will also be a bake sale. Front door entry is the easiest.  We hope to see your special friend. Any questions – please call the shelter at 315-536-6094.

Thanksgiving Book Sale

Thanksgiving Sale at the Book Sale Rooms at the Hammondsport Public Library, 21 William Street. Giving thanks,  all items are half price today only. You may use the lower entrance at the end of the building.

NOVEMBER 29

Maker Monday

Monday, Nov. 29, Pickup from 2 - 5 p.m., Dundee Library Make your Monday great with our Maker Monday kits.  November’s  treasure chest is located next to the indoor book drop and will include a pumpkin centerpiece. This is a passive program you can share with your family on your own schedule!  Each kit will include essential supplies for the activity, but will not include scissors, tape, glue, markers, or crayons.

NOVEMBER 30

Painted Wine Glasses

Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 6  – 8 p.m. at the  Arts Center, 127 Main Street, Penn Yan-   Handpainted wine glasses make a great hostess or holiday gift. Come with a friend and have fun with holiday patterns or have fun with your creativity and paint freehand designs. Cost: $25 members, $28 not-yet-members. Call 315-536-8226 for information or www.artscenteryates.org to enroll and pay online.

DECEMBER 1

Building Community, Building Understanding: Gender and Society

Wednesday, Dec.1 at 4 p.m. on Zoom – Continuing work begun with our Grappling with Racism series, you are invited to participate in a multi-part opportunity to learn about and thoughtfully engage around gender identity and expression, and the points at which they intersect with other issues.  Participants will receive media to explore between sessions, which will involve discussion and reflection.  Register by emailing info@pypl.org; space is limited, so don’t delay.  Facilitated by Penn Yan Public Library’s Alex Andrasik and by Heather Cook, a student of power dynamics and systems of liberation.

DECEMBER 3

Blessed Hope Annual Christmas Ladies Luncheon

LeTourneau Christian Center’s Blessed Hope Annual Christmas ladies luncheon will be held Friday, Dec. 3  at 11 a.m. Beth Rasmussen will host the program, titled “Who Is Coming to Our House?”  We will hold a baby shower for the Geneva Family Hope Center, so bring an unwrapped gift to donate. Registration and $13 pre-payment before Nov. 26 are required for in-person attendance and lunch, which can be made by calling 585-554-3400.LeTourneau Christian Center is located at 4950 County Road 11, Rushville.

Free Bowling Event: Elevate Youth and Brock’s Bowl & Pizzeria

Elevate Youth and Brock’s Bowl & Pizzeria have collaborated for a free bowling event on December 3rd starting at 2:00 pm and December 5th starting at 3:00 pm. The 2-hour event includes 2 games of bowling, shoes, and a snack.

This is event is open to Yates County UPK-High School; bowling is for youth, and parents must stay for those 8th grade and under. Even though two sessions are offered, only attend one. Concessions will be closed, but you are welcome to place an order to go for after the event.

Brock’s Bowl & Pizzeria is located at 201 Brown Street Ext. Penn Yan, NY.

Pre-registration is required; space is limited, register by December 1st. Call Yates Community Center at 315-536-3354 or email jenni@yatescc.org, Jenni Patchett, Elevate Youth Program Coordinator.

DECEMBER 4

Holiday Wreaths

Saturday, Dec.4 from 10 a.m. – noon at the Arts Center, 127 Main Street, Penn Yan -   Master Gardener Michelle Buschner will show you how to use fresh greens and other natural and decorative objects to create a unique holiday wreath. Enrollment is limited. Cost: $30 members, $36 not-yet-members. Call 315-536-8226 for information or www.artscenteryates.org to enroll and pay online.

DECEMBER 5

Legion Christmas Party with Santa & Mrs. Claus

The Penn Yan American Legion Auxiliary of Post #355 will sponsor the annual Christmas Party with Santa & Mrs. Claus on Sunday, Dec. 5 starting at 1 p.m. This event is for children and grandchildren of any Veteran. It is important to signup by Nov. 30 to reserve your space and help us find the right gift for your family member that will be wrapped and marked with their name from Santa.  To register, call Christine Leo at 585-771-0762,  call the Legion at 315-536-8222, or stop by the post at the top of East Main Street.

Free Bowling Event: Elevate Youth and Brock’s Bowl & Pizzeria

Elevate Youth and Brock’s Bowl & Pizzeria have collaborated for a free bowling event on December 3rd starting at 2:00 pm and December 5th starting at 3:00 pm. The 2-hour event includes 2 games of bowling, shoes, and a snack.

This is event is open to Yates County UPK-High School; bowling is for youth, and parents must stay for those 8th grade and under. Even though two sessions are offered, only attend one. Concessions will be closed, but you are welcome to place an order to go for after the event.

Brock’s Bowl & Pizzeria is located at 201 Brown Street Ext. Penn Yan, NY.

Pre-registration is required; space is limited, register by December 1st. Call Yates Community Center at 315-536-3354 or email jenni@yatescc.org, Jenni Patchett, Elevate Youth Program Coordinator.

DECEMBER 15

Building Community, Building Understanding: Gender and Society

Wednesday, Dec.15 at 4 p.m on Zoom – Continuing work begun with our Grappling with Racism series, you are invited to participate in a multi-part opportunity to learn about and thoughtfully engage around gender identity and expression, and the points at which they intersect with other issues.  Participants will receive media to explore between sessions, which will involve discussion and reflection.  Register by emailing info@pypl.org; space is limited, so don’t delay.  Facilitated by Penn Yan Public Library’s Alex Andrasik and by Heather Cook, a student of power dynamics and systems of liberation.

DECEMBER 16

LeTourneau Homeschool Christmas Event

Attention Homeschool Families!  Join us Dec. 16 from 2 - 4:30 p.m. to celebrate Christmas at Letourneau Christian Center. Learn intricate frosting techniques, create beautiful Christmas crafts and enjoy active group games. We'll end our time recalling the birth of Christ & singing carols while enjoying cookies and sipping hot cocoa. This event is for ages 5-18, and is $10 per child, $5 for 3rd child or more per family. Register online at https://letourneau.org/events/ or call our office at 585-554-3400.

DECEMBER 19

Potter FD Breakfast

The Potter Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Breakfast at the Potter Fire House 1225 Phelps Road, Sunday, Dec. 19 from 8 a.m. till noon. Menu: Pancakes, sausages, home fries, breakfast sandwiches, coffee, juice, tea & hot chocolate.

ONGOING

Halloween Book Spine Poetry

Through Oct. 29, via email or Facebook – Plunge deep into the Halloween season by crafting chilling book spine poems and sharing them with your friends at Penn Yan Public Library!  All month long, use whatever books you have at hand to compose spectral verses.  You can send them to us at info@pypl.org, or post them on your Facebook page – just be sure to tag Penn Yan Public Library so we can see!  Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing for a set of spine-tingling books and other goodies.  Your poem may also be featured at our Eerie Yates Tales event on October 29 (see our calendar for details)!  To learn how book spine poetry works, visit https://www.evpl.org/posts/book-spine-poetry/.

Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

All October at Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main St., Penn Yan, www.pypl.org – Turn a pumpkin into a favorite book character and show off your imagination to everyone who visits Penn Yan Public Library! The pumpkins will be on display from October 12 to November 5 and patrons will vote for their favorites in person and online. No carving of pumpkins, please–just paint and other non-perishable decorations. Space is limited and registration is required; please register online at https://tinyurl.com/Pumpkins2021 or by calling 315-536-6114 by 4pm on Saturday, October 9. Pumpkins must be on display by Monday, October 12 at 7pm to be included in the contest. The three pumpkins that receive the most votes will win gift cards to the Keuka Candy Emporium. Pumpkins will be composted when necessary or at the end of the contest, whichever comes first.

Tuesday Knitting Drop In

Knitting Drop In Tuesday evenings from 5:30—7 p.m. at the Hammondsport Public Library, 21 William Street. For all levels of knitters. Bring your materials, a project for which you need assistance or ideas about what you’d like to knit. A limited supply of knitting materials will be available. If you have spare needles or yarn, donations for attendees are welcome.

Little Bookworms

Little Bookworms at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Hammondsport Public Library, 21 William Street.  Intended for ages 0-4 and their caretakers, this program includes stories and activities to help with sensory, motor & literary development, Use the lower entrance at the end of the building. No Little Bookworms on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Book Sale

Book Sale Rooms are open every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Hammondsport Public Library, 21 William Street. Enter at the lower end of the building.

Indoor Walking

Indoor Walking on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30—9:30 a.m. at the Hammondsport Public Library, 21 William St. Use the lower entrance at the end of the building. The door will be open 10 minutes before it starts. You are invited to attend once or twice a week or to drop on when you can. Bring clean shoes to wear, water to hydrate, and wear comfortable clothes. No indoor walking  Nov. 11 or 25 for the holidays.