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Stroke Support Group Meets Via Zoom

The regional Stroke Support Group hosted by UR Medicine Thompson Health will meet on Thursday, May 5. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m., via Zoom. It will feature occupational therapists from Strong Memorial Hospital, who will discuss tools/strategies when living with the use of one arm or with weakened extremities. Thompson’s monthly support group is open to stroke survivors as well as their loved ones and caregivers. To sign up for the May 5 meeting, email StrokeSupportGroup@urmc.rochester.edu.

Friends of Penn Yan Public Library Annual Meeting

Please join the Friends of the Library at our annual meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5, on Zoom  We will have a short business meeting, followed by a program by Tricia Noel, director of Yates County History Center. As a prelude to the bicentennial of Yates County in 2023, the program will focus on historical buildings of Penn Yan. This event will be held online via Zoom; you may register at this link: https://bit.ly/pyfriends22. If you would like assistance registering, call Penn Yan Public Library at 315-536-6114.  All are welcome to attend.


Introduction to Soft Pastels

Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Arts Center, 127 Main Street, Penn Yan -- Try soft pastels. This introductory class, taught by Pat Jackson, will cover the basics – techniques, grounds, blending colors and more and you’ll have an opportunity to create a still life pastel painting. Cost: $50 ACYC members, $60 not-yet-members. Call 315-536-8226 for information or www.artscenteryates.org to enroll and pay online.

MAY 10

May Stroke Support Group

Tuesday, May 10 from 3-4 p.m. Finger Lakes Health will offer a Stroke Support Group. The topic for May is “National Stroke Awareness Month.” The Support Group will be held at the Garnsey Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at Geneva General Hospital.  Parking and entrance is at the rear of the hospital.  This support group meets each second Tuesday of the month, providing monthly topics and guest speakers for stroke survivors, family and caregivers. Come early, from 1-3 p.m., for a free blood pressure screening.  For more information, please call 315-787-4620.

MAY 18

The Arts Center Main Event

Thursday, May 18 from 6  to 9 p.m. at The Season of Keuka, Hampton Inn, 110 Mace Street, Penn Yan -- A celebration of the Arts Center’s presence on Main Street in Penn Yan.  Music by Dave Boyd, cash bar and hearty hors d’oeuvres, wine pull, auctions, raffles and more.  Good conversations and lots of fun. Cost: $50 per person. Call 315-536-8226 for information or www.artscenteryates.org to register and pay online. Reservations required by May 5.

MAY 19

Connections Live: Couples Date Night 

May 19th 6-8 p.m. at LeTourneau Christian Center, 4950 County Road 11, Rushville, NY 14544 -- Join us for a wonderful evening of comical fun and amazing food as we celebrate those God has placed in our lives.  Our spouses are one of the greatest blessings we have.  Connections Live is a great chance to show them your love while having fun and fellowshipping with other couples. We will start the evening with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by games and fellowship until 8 p.m.

MAY 20

Blessed Hope Ladies Luncheon

LeTourneau Christian Center’s Blessed Hope May ladies luncheon will be held on Friday, May 20 at 11 a.m. JoAnne Rosato Estey will speak on “No Test? No Testimony.” Registration and $13 pre-payment before May 13 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. 

MAY 21

Giant Chalk Painting – Grades 6 - 12

Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with Bob Gillespie in the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church, 211 Main Street, Penn Yan -- Come join us to create a GIANT Chalk Painting with artist Bob Gillespie. This community event will be held in the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church and is open to students from 6th grade through high school. Students in 4th and 5th grades may also participate but must have a parent or guardian on site with them. Bring your friends and come be a part of this huge painting experience. Hot dogs and popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own water bottles and sunscreen.  RAIN DATE: Sunday, May 22 from noon to 6p.m.

Beginning Tapestry Weaving

Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with Craig Sandburg at the Arts Center, 127 Main Street, Penn Yan -- Join us to learn some basics of tapestry weaving on a simple lap loom. Tapestry is a technique that allows creation of woven images and can include other techniques to add texture instead of weaving on a traditional loom, where design is based on loom set up. Cost: $40 ACYC members, $48 not-yet-members. Call 315-536-8226 for information or www.artscenteryates.org to enroll and pay online.

MAY 28

Branchport Methodist Annual Chicken Barbecue

The Annual Chicken Barbecue at Branchport Methodist Church on Guyanoga Road in Branchport will be held Saturday, May 28 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Join us for this drive-through event for chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, and cookie for $12.  Children under 10 is $6, and 1/2 chicken only is $6.


Derby at the Vineyard

Fulkerson Winery is hosting Derby at the Vineyard – Fulkerson Winery on June 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a rain date scheduled for June 19. The event will be held at 5576 State Route 14, Dundee NY 14837. The exclusive classic Hunter Derby style horseshow features a day in the vineyards while sipping wine and watching horses and riders in a classic English style horseshow. General admission and VIP seating tickets are available online: www.fulkersonwinery.com/derby-at-the-vineyard-ny-edition/.Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Fulkerson Winery, Seneca Sunrise Coffee, JR’s Back Alley BBQ, and the Great Escape. A variety of vendors will be onsite with specialty options available. Guests are invited to “look their Derby best” and enter the “Best Dressed” contest by submitting a photo of their best-dressed self to social media by the end of the event with the hashtag #DerbyatthevineyardNY. Prizes for the best dressed contest will be awarded.


Fathers Day Breakfast at Dresden VFD

The Dresden Fire Department will be hosting a breakfast on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 19 from 8-11a.m. at 3 Firehouse Ave. in Dresden.  The breakfast is made to order and all-you-can-eat while inside.  Menu includes pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, home fries, toast, and beverage.  Adults $10, age 12 & under $6.  All fathers will get $2 off.  


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.