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February 2016 ^ Top
   
Thursday, February 4 Cayuga Lake Birding Van Tour
Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during winter and migration seasons. Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to the northern part of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald eagles and snowy owls are a possibility too! Participants are encouraged to bring their camera. Fee: $8/child, $13.50/adult.
   
Saturday, February 13 The Underground Railroad in the Seneca Falls and Waterloo Area
On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will present a program on the Underground Railroad in the Seneca Falls-Waterloo area. The program will begin at 1 pm and will take place in the Guntzel Theatre of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. Gable will use a power point presentation and will provide handouts. There will also be a question and answer period following his presentation.
   
Saturday, February 13 Sweetheart Snowshoe and Bird Friendly Chocolate Tasting
Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day. Bring your sweetheart, friend, neighbor, and family for an adventure to explore Montezuma’s winter wonderland. Sample delicious bird friendly chocolates and discover how these sweet treats protect important wintering warbler habitats. Fee: $10/child, $12/adult with snowshoe rental; $8/child, $10/adult without rental.
   
Friday, February 19 Home School Nature Series – Meet a Scientist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Biologist Homeschool students ages 5-12 will learn from Wildlife Biologist Linda Ziemba during an interactive and educational program. Ms. Ziemba will highlight the special adaptations of animals who live in Montezuma’s forests, marches, ponds, and fields. This will feature indoor and outdoor activities. Be ready to explore! Fee: $8/student.
   
Friday, February 19 Montezuma Raptor Van Tour
Raptors have invaded the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and now is a great time to see them! Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to Montezuma’s premier birding locations to encounter Snowy Owls, Short-eared Owls, Bald Eagles, Rough-legged Hawks and more! Participants are encouraged to bring their camera. Fee: $8/child, $13.50/adult.
   
Saturday, February 20 Girl Scout Snowshoe Spectacular
Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome to snowshoe through Montezuma’s forests and grasslands to read the stories left in the snow by our resident foxes, coyotes, rabbits and birds. Scouts will also discover where reptiles and amphibians are hiding this winter season. After snowshoeing we’ll warm up with a delicious cup of hot cocoa in the Center! Fee: $10/scout w/snowshoe rental, $7/Scout w/out rental. $5/rental for accompanying adults.
   
Saturday, February 20 Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series– Bird Banding with John Van Niel
Dr. John Van Niel is a Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College. Dr, Van Niel has been a bird bander since 1999, working primarily with song birds. Participants will learn how to safely capture and handle wild birds, the scientific reasons for placing bands on birds and what information researchers can obtain from a bird "in the hand". Fee: $4/child, $6/adult, $20/family, free for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.
   
Saturday, February 27 Walking in a Winter Wineryland—Buttonwood Grove
Join us at the Buttonwood Grove Winery for this fun and delicious event! Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike through a vineyard landscape, wine pairing, cheese tasting, and a live bird of prey presentation. Space is limited. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED prior to February 19th to guarantee your spot. Call the Montezuma Audubon Center at (315) 365-3588. Fee: $35/person (includes snowshoe rental). $30/person without snowshoe rental. Kids under 12 are $20 with snowshoe rental and $17 without snowshoe rental
   
March 2016 ^ Top
   
Friday, March 4 Cayuga Lake Birding Van Tour
Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during winter and migration seasons. Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to the northern part of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald eagles and snowy owls are a possibility too! Participants are encouraged to bring their camera. Fee: $8/child; $13.50/adult.
   
Saturday, March 5 Boy Scout Merit Badge– Bird Study
Boy Scouts are invited to the MAC to complete the requirements for the Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge, through our fun and interactive afternoon program. As always, please be prepared to go outside. Fee: $8/scout
   
Saturday, March 5 Hot Cocoa and Snow– Moonlit Snowshoe
Get ready for a moonlit snowshoe adventure! We’ll travel along the trails at the MAC looking and listening for wild creatures of the night. Afterwards, we’ll warm up in the Center with a cup of hot cocoa! Fee with snowshoe rental*: $6/child, $8/adult. Fee without snowshoe rental*: $4/child, $6/adult.
   
Thursday, March 17 Home School Nature Series– Montezuma Van Tour
Homeschoolers ages 5-12 will ride in the MAC van and tour the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Spring migration is underway and our marshes, ponds, fields and lakes are teeming with waterfowl. Students will improve their birding ID skills while viewing massive flocks of Snow Geese, Tundra Swans and other birds during their long journey. Fee: $8/student.
   
Saturday, March 26 Montezuma Birding Van Tour
The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that stop here during the spring and fall migration. Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to Montezuma’s birding hot spots where thousands of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald Eagles, Snowy Owls and other raptors are a possibility too! Participants are encouraged to bring their camera. Fee: $8/child; $13.50/adult.
   
Wednesday, March 30 Derby Hill Hawk Watch Trip
Visit Lake Ontario for the spectacular spring raptor migration and leave the driving to us. Travel with other birders in our van to view thousands of Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Turkey Vultures and more! If weather conditions are poor on the 30h, the program will be moved to Thursday, April 1st. This program is sponsored by the Onondaga Audubon Society. Please pack a lunch. Fee: $17.50/child, $22.50/adult.
   
April 2016 ^ Top
   
Friday, April 8 - Saturday April 9 The Traveling Little Black Dress... Treasures Her BFF
The Fourth Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, The Traveling Little Black Dress … "Treasures Her BFF” will be at The Gould Hotel, Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM each day. Tickets for this year’s event will be $40.00 and will be available at New Beginnings Boutique, 103 Fall Street, Seneca Falls starting on February 10th and are available online via PayPal at http://houseofconcern.org/the-traveling-little-black-dress-2016/ Please join us! Pick a day to attend and invite your "Best Friends Forever", family members and neighbors. Remember when you attend The Traveling Little Black Dress Fashion Show and Luncheon you are supporting the House of Concern and helping to feed the hungry in Seneca County.
   
Saturday, April 23 Derby Hill Hawk Watch Trip
Visit Lake Ontario for the spectacular spring raptor migration and leave the driving to us. Travel with other birders in our van to view thousands of Bald Eagles, Broad-winged Hawks, Osprey and more! This program is sponsored by the Onondaga Audubon Society. Please pack a lunch. Fee: $17.50/child, $22.50/adult
   
May 2016 ^ Top
   
Saturday, May 7 Right to Run 19K & 5K
Starts at 9 am at the future site of National Women’s Hall of Fame – Seneca Falls. Proceeds from the run will benefit the National Women’s Hall of Fame as it raises funds to rehabilitate the former Seneca Falls Knitting Mill into its future home, The Center for Great Women. Long distance running legend, activist and author Kathrine Switzer is the national spokesperson for the run. In 1967 Switzer became the first women to officially run and finish the then all-male Boston Marathon, and won the New York City Marathon in 1974. Course closes at 12:15pm. Pace 16:09min/mile. Register here. Questions can be emailed to info@righttorun19k.org.
   
June 2016 ^ Top
   
Wednesday, June 22 37th Annual American Cancer Society Golf Tournament
9:30am Registration – Tee-Off at 10:30am at Seneca Falls Country Club 4 person teams - $80 per player. Sponsorship opportunities available. Winning team takes home the Bob Rosenkrans Memorial Trophy. Contact marketing@mygenbank.com for more information.
   
July 2016 ^ Top
   
Monday, July 18 Annual Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament
9:30am Registration – 10:30am Tee-off at Silver Creek Golf Course. 4 person teams - $75 per player. Sponsorship opportunities available Help support this local organization and win great prizes Contact marketing@mygenbank.com for more information.
   
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September 2016 ^ Top
   
Labor Day Weekend (Fri - Sat) 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.
   
Labor Day Weekend (Sat - Mon) Seneca Falls Country Club Championship
36 holes of medal play for the first two rounds will then pit the top eight in match play through the Labor Day championship match. Divisions for men, women and seniors. Spectators welcome.
   
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