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October 2014 ^ Top
   
October 1 Kangaroos!
How cool would it be to meet a kangaroo? Come find out as we get up close and personal with Penny the gray kangaroo, Sidney the parma kangaroo and Beatrice the bush-tailed bettong! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Wednesday, October 1st, 6:30—7:30 pm Cost: $5.00 per person OR $15 per family Program Type: Family
   
October 11 - 13 (rescheduled) St. Anthony Italian Festival Festival
The Annual St. Anthony Italian Festival is a joint venture of the SMS and Runseyville Sportsmen Clubs and their auxiliaries. Join us every Labor Day Weekend at the SMS Field on Ovid Street in Seneca Falls. Music, rides, games, fireworks, delicious food and more await you and your family at the largest and most successful Italian festival in the country.
   
   
October 15 Seneca Falls Bunco Project
Seneca Falls Bunco Project Monthly Bunco game at the Seneca Falls Community Center at 7 pm. Each month a Bunco fundraiser for local 501(c)3 organizations. This month the Seneca County Arts Council is the host organization. Come on down at 7 pm to support the Arts Council; entry fee $25, prizes and refreshments.
   
October 17-19 Seneca Falls Dialogues
Presented by the Women's Institute for Leadership and Learning, the Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues held at the Gould Hotel. Call for papers has been sent to colleges and universities all around the country. Keynoter will be Tanya Fields of the BLK Projek regarding sustainability
   
October 18 Easy Halloween Crafting
Make your very own tin can lanterns to light up your front door this Halloween! We have lots of great designs, from cute jack-o-lantern faces to spooky black cats! There’s sure to be one that will catch your fancy. To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, October 18th, 1:00—2:00 pm Cost: FREE Program Type: Family
   
October 24 Denim & Diamonds
Trinity Annual Gala. Dinner- Salad, chicken Parm, baked ziti, veg and dessert. Music by Destination Duo and a Silent Auction with a chance to win a diamond courtesy of Robinette's Jewelers . Tickets available at The Copy Shop, Robinette Jewelers and Trinity Church. $40.00
   
October 24 Howard Edmund – Halloween Tales of the Erie Canal
Stories to scare and delight at the Seneca Museum at 7:00pm . Halloween tales from around the area and on the canal. Howard has continued his research and is always finding new material to add to his vast repertoire. He has traveled throughout North and South America focusing on collecting multi-cultural and regional stories to enrich his programs. Howard has been an Artist in Residence for Rochester City Schools, has been the recipient of grants through several arts councils and is currently developing and implementing a multi-cultural music and storytelling program. Access is also available through the Boaters Amenities.
   
All Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Seneca Falls
How can we work together to raise awareness of domestic violence? By “Shining a Light” on the subject and bringing it out of the darkness! “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” is a campaign that connects communities across New York by turning the state purple during the month of October. >From skyscrapers to bridges, storefronts to shopping centers, purple lights illuminate the nights of October. October 15th is National Wear Purple Day to raise awareness. How will you participate?

GO PURPLE...AND TALK ABOUT IT. RAFFLE DRAWING
TO BENEFIT SAFE HARBORS OF THE FINGER LAKES

In light of October being “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”, Seneca County Department of Human Services is hosting a raffle to benefit the local domestic violence services program, Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. We will be collecting items from the wish list. For every TWO items donated, your name will be entered into a raffle to win a certificate to a local business. If you wish to donate a gift card or make a cash donation, your name will be entered into the drawing once for every $5 denomination. The raffle will close on October 31st, 2014. The drawing will take place on November 10th, 2014 and winners will be notified via phone. Enter for a chance to win lots of great prizes including gym memberships, a free night at the Hampton Inn, massage gift certificate, free rounds of golf, oil change, and numerous restaurant gift cards. Drop off places throughout Seneca County include:
Brewer’s Sporting Goods located at 7192 Main Street Ovid, NY
Ovid Community Health 7150 North Main Street Ovid
Savannah Bank 35 W Main St, Waterloo
Seneca County Office Building by the Department of Motor Vehicles and Social Services

Seneca County Division of Human Services has been spreading the word on the “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” Campaign we have asked local businesses to help by “turning purple” and raising awareness in their stores by wearing purple ribbons. Seneca County businesses and groups are helping to raise awareness at the following events throughout October:

October 8, 2014 Lodi Whittier Library 2155 East Seneca Street Lodi NY will be hosting an Open House with snacks and information to those in need. Event 5-8pm.

October 11, 2014 Muranda Cheese located at 3075 Route 96 Waterloo, NY 13165 will be having their Open House from 10-5pm and will be wearing purple shirts in honor of Domestic Violence victims.

October 14, 2014 VFW Seneca Falls located at 47 Fall St Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive and we will be there to collect donations towards the raffle and give information to those in need. Event is 2-7pm.

October 15, 2014 WEAR PURPLE DAY!
There are many local restaurants doing specials including:

Fat Boys Pizzeria 74 Fall St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be having a “Sweet Treat” that is purple in honor of the awareness. Stop by and grab a treat. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes.

Love's Italian Ice & Custard 59 State Street Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be serving purple ice cream in many different flavors. Get your fix before winter.

Mark's Pizzeria located at 1963 Kingdom Plaza Waterloo, 13165 and 2201 Route 96 Ovid, 14521 will be serving “Purple Fried Dough” in honor of awareness if you call or stop in and say “Let’s make life a little sweeter”. The pizzerias will also be offering 15% off your order when you say this phrase when calling or stopping in to pick up your food for the whole month of October.

Lauries Lil Popcorn Shoppe located at 81 Fall St Seneca Falls Seneca NY 13148 is offering “Purple Popcorn” to support the cause stop and get a snack. Sequestered Tavern located at 6-8 Ovid St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be having a “Purple Drink” special to help bring awareness. Join them for the Trivia night and help bring awareness to Domestic Violence.

October 15, 2014 First Presbyterian Church located at 23 Cayuga St Seneca Falls NY 13148 will be hosting their Wednesday night worship and this will include a speaker from Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes as well as a place to donate to the raffle. We will also be hosting a bake sale where all proceeds will go to Safe Harbors to help those women, children, and families in need. Event 5:30-7:00pm.

October 19, 2014 Calvary Lutheran Church 2414 N. Route 414 Waterloo, New York 13165 will be holding their Sunday Morning worship at 9:00am and after will be an informational table and donations box for the raffle.

October 22, 2014 Seneca Falls Library located at 47 Cayuga St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be hosting an information table and access to a local Domestic Violence advocate from Seneca County. Please feel free to stop by and get some information for yourself, a family member, or a friend. Event from 4:00-6:00pm.

October 27, 2014 Waterloo Rotary will be hosting a speaker from Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes on at 6:30pm located at Waterloo Holiday Inn. If interested in attending the session, please contact Jane Shaffer at (315)539-3379 by 10/23. A table with information and a box for donations to the raffle will also be present.

October 30, 2014 Seneca County Fatherhood Connection will begin their next session located at Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension 21 East Main Street Main Street Shop Centre, Suite 308 Waterloo, New York 13165 from 6:00pm- 8:00pm. Men can be victims of Domestic Violence as well and this is a safe place to talk about it and get information. Contact Michael Whirtley, mwhirtley@co.seneca.ny.us, or 315-539-1794 for referral.

If you need help NOW call Seneca County Domestic Violence Program at 315-539-1607 or Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes 315-781-1093 or 800-247-7273.
   
November 2014 ^ Top
   
November 2 Family Nature Club Outing
Your kids are going to love this Family Nature Club outing! Discover the wonders of fall as we make bird seed ornaments and nature-scented play dough! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 1:00—3:00 pm Cost: FREE Program Type: Family
   
November 5 Victorian Kissing Balls Made Easy
Bring a bit of Victorian elegance to your home this holiday season with an evergreen kissing ball! This lovely decoration is easy to make, and may just add a romantic spark to your holiday! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Wednesday, November 5th, 6:30—7:30 pm Cost: $6.00 per person Program Type: Family
   
November 8 Animals of North America
Come meet a Swift Fox, American Alligator, a Porcupine and other friends as we discover the amazing wildlife of North America! Then don your winter wear and take a short trek with us to find signs of these animals in the wild! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, November 8th, 1:00—2:30 pm Cost: $5.00 per person OR $15 per family Program Type: Family
   
November 13 Holiday Appetizer Making & Wine Pairing
Create sophisticated holiday appetizers with Chef John McNabb in this hands-on class, then pair with delicious wines from Knapp Winery! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Thursday, November 13th, 6:30—7:30 pm Cost: $8.00 per person Program Type: Adult (must be 21 or over)
   
November 19 Seneca Falls Bunco Project
Seneca Falls Bunco Project Monthly Bunco game at the Seneca Falls Community Center at 7 pm. Each month a Bunco fundraiser for local 501(c)3 organizations. This month the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry is the host organization. Come on down at 7 pm to support the Museum of Waterways; entry fee $25, prizes and refreshments.
   
December 2014 ^ Top
   
December 6 Holiday Nature Craft Extravaganza
This is not your same old, same old Holiday Nature Craft Extravaganza. Oh no. This year, we are building something new for our fine feathered friends. We’re building bird feeders! Come make a great looking, wooden bird feeder with your family, and enjoy watching wildlife all winter long! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, December 6th, 1:00—3:00 pm Cost: $5 per feeder Program Type: Family
   
TBA It's A Wonderful Life Weekend
Full schedule and information at TheRealBedfordFalls.com
   
TBA It's A Wonderful Run 5k
Join us on a 5K Run/Walk through the beautiful, illuminated, historic Village of Seneca Falls, NY at dusk. A unique start to this USATF Certified 5K Course places the field atop the famous Bridge Street Bridge which many believe was the inspiration for the bridge scenes in the holiday movie classic 'It's A Wonderful Life'. The run/walk will take you past the decorated Christmas Tree display, the lighted storefronts and shops of downtown Seneca Falls, and past historic village homes decked out and lit-up for the holiday season. The course concludes in the shadow of the Bridge Street Bridge in People's Park along the Seneca Falls Canal Harbor. Visit: www.itsawonderfulrun5k.com
   
December 13 Spa Gifts for Christmas
Surprise your family and friends this holiday with gifts that are sure to please! This hands-on class will teach you step by step how to make luscious lip balm, heavenly scented body scrubs and mind soothing bath sachets. To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Wednesday, December 3rd, 6:30—7:30 pm Cost: $8.00 per person Program Type: Adult
   
December 29 Natural Spa Workshop
Make luxurious, body care products with ingredients from Mother Nature! (Please bring wash cloth & towel.) Call to register 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Wednesday, January 29th, 6:30—8:00 pm Cost: $8.00 per person
   
December 31 New Year's Eve Ball Drop
Join local residents of Seneca Fallsto ring in the new year! Location TBA.
   
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Labor Day Weekend (Fri - Sun) St. Anthony Italian Festival Festival
The Annual St. Anthony Italian Festival is a joint venture of the SMS and Runseyville Sportsmen Clubs and their auxiliaries. Join us every Labor Day Weekend at the SMS Field on Ovid Street in Seneca Falls. Music, rides, games, fireworks, delicious food and more await you and your family at the largest and most successful Italian festival in the country.

 



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