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Festivals & Family Fun
LIMA CROSSROADS BLUES FESTIVAL
August 2 - August 4
Downtown Lima
Lima Crossroads Festival is the annual community celebration sponsored by the Village of Lima and the Lima Crossroads Council. The festival includes; 16 different performers, food vendors, parade, euchre tournament, petting zoo, pony rides, water ball, and much more!

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SUMMER FESTIVAL & WINE WALK
August 2, 6 PM
Downtown Caledonia
Join Caledonia for their 1st Annual Summer Festival & Wine Walk! There will be live music, food, wine & beer tastings from all around the Rochester area, raffles, games and more! That’s right, a night full of fun! Your favorite Caledonia and Mumford merchants have opened their doors on a warm Friday night for a fun night of tastings and shopping!

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FIDDLER'S PICNIC
August 3, 11 AM - 7 PM
Long Point Park
Old time country music on stage, off stage jam sessions, food concessions and chicken barbecue. Under the pavilion, rain or shine. Bring your picnic baskets, coolers and lawn chairs.

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DANSVILLE CHALK WALK & ARTS FEST
August 3, 10 AM - 2 PM
Downtown Dansville
Chalk Walk & Arts Fest is an interactive multi-generational community arts event incorporating sidewalk chalk art, live music, and art experiences in historic downtown Dansville. Rain or shine!

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DOG DAZE OF SUMMER
August 9 & 10
Livingston County Fairgrounds
The Ag Society of Livingston County is hosting "The Dog Daze of Summer" from August 9 -10 at the Livingston County Fairgrounds! There will be wine, craft beer, cider, cheese, and chocolate tastings, music, food, vendors, wagon rides, raffle baskets and more!

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AVON CORN FESTIVAL
August 10, 10 AM - 10:30 PM
Downtown Avon
The Festival, held every year on the second Saturday in August, draws thousands of people from the region to see friends, browse arts and crafts, listen to a wide range of music on three separate stages, play games, eat lots of food, participate in the annual corn eating contest and enjoy the day! The Festival culminates in a large outdoor concert by popular party band The Skycoasters, and many food vendors continue to serve concert attendees throughout the evening.

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SPRINGWATER COMMUNITY DAY
August 11, 7 AM - 4 PM
Larry J. Canute Memorial Park
This is the 3rd Annual Springwater Community Day! There will be: Church service from 8-9 AM, Pancake & Egg Breakfast, Chicken Bar-B-Que, Classic Car Show, Antique Tractor Pulls, Country Line Dancing, Live Music by Country Rain and more! Free admission & parking

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Live Entertainment
RAEL - THE MUSIC OF GENESIS
August 10, 7 PM
The Geneseo Riviera
The Music of Genesis is a New York and Northern New Jersey-based tribute band that recaptures the energy and originality of the “early years” live stage performances by Genesis. Get your tickets now!

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LIVE AT FANATICS
The Blues Beatles - July 29, 7 PM
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Damon Fowler - August 6, 7 PM
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Jeff Riales - August 9, 7 PM
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Duke Robillard - August 10, 7 PM
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PARTY ROW TRUCK SHOW
August 10, 10 AM
Quicklees Travel Center, Avon
2nd annual Party Row Truck Show! Entry fee is $15 per truck. There will be a 50/50 raffle (all proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester), prizes for the top 3 trucks, and peoples choice. Admission and parking free to spectators. Looking for sponsors and donations or prizes to raffle off at the show.

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LIVE AT WADSWORTH GRILL
Patrice & Friends - August 4, 4 PM - 8 PM
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Noah's Reign - August 10, 8 PM
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Summer Concert Series
Did you know that there's live music every night of the week in the summer?

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Livingston Libation Loop
NO BS BREW COMPANY
COASTER PAINT & SIP
July 31, 6 PM - 8 PM
$20 covers all art supplies, 4 coasters to paint any way you would like and a full pour of your fav drink from No BS’s menu! Limited to 36 participants.

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RISING STORM BREWING COMPANY
TWIST THIS FOOD TRUCK
August 3, 5 PM
“Your Unusual, Usual Eats” Twist This L.L.C is here to serve you their unique takes on favorite traditional dishes. Order directly from the truck or text your order from the taproom and it will be brought right to you!

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SUMMER FAMILY FUN DAY
August 4, 11 AM - 2 PM
Bring the family over to the brewery for hours of fun for everyone! Whether you decide to have a little friendly competition or just let the good times roll, these field day games are sure to entertain. From sack races to the bocce ball toss to cup stacking, there’s something for every speed and skill level. Cool off with a snow cone and grab a bite to eat from Dolci Pastries & Confections who will be serving up both hot foods and tasty treats!

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HOT DAWGZ
August 10, 5 PM - 9 PM
Come out and grab a Dawg and ice cold craft brew!

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DEER RUN WINERY
FINGER LAKES WEST DINE & DRINKS TOUR
August 11, 10:30 AM - 3 PM
Starts from Deer Run Winery

A 4.5 hour guided food and craft beverage tour featuring producers around Conesus Lake, NY, the westernmost Finger Lake. The itinerary will include transportation on a 26-passenger bus with air-conditioning, restroom and wi-fi, food and drink at four different stops. Meet/park at Deer Run Winery for your first food/drink pairing at 10:30 AM. Bus leaves Deer Run Winery by 11:00 AM.

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DUBLIN CORNERS FARM BREWERY
TGIF WITH TIM BUCCI & THE GANG
Fridays, 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Live music, great beer, and pizza delivery!

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE W/ DON GRIFFIN
August 3, 6 PM - 8 PM
Don Griffin & Friends are back with their classic rock tunes and fun vibes!

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Arts & Crafts
POPPY PLATE PAINTING
July 30, 6 PM - 8 PM
The Big Tree Inn
All you have to do is sign up, show up, & sip up! All of the supplies will be waiting as local artist and art teacher Melissa Salatino helps you create this adorable poppy plate that you can use. Each ticket includes your wine glasses and other supplies, as well as a drink of your choice. Tickets are $36.

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GALAXY PAINTING
July 31, 3:30 & 6:30
Avon Free Library
Celebrate space with this galactic paint Project. There is no charge, but registration with the library is required as space and supplies are limited.

For Teens: 3:30 PM - 5 PM
For Adults: 6:30 PM - 8 PM
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FLOWER POUNDING ON SILK WORKSHOP
August 3, 10 AM - 2 PM
Dansville Village Farmers Market
Join Rochester artist and textile designer Courtney Craig and Kate from The Farmette in this fun and creative workshop. Using flowers grown by local farms, you’ll use a fun and simple technique to preserve the vibrant colors of flowers and greens on silk. The cost of the workshop includes all materials.

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BOOK CARVING WITH KELLY & KAYLA
August 8, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Wadsworth Library
Learn how to repurpose old books into creative works of art! This program is best for adults. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library.

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EVENTS AT MAKACADEMY
Polymer Clay Beads & Charms - July 29, 1 PM
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Printmaking - July 30, 6 PM
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Rockin' Paint-n-Sip! - July 31, 6 PM
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Paint & Sip Night Time Pines - August 2, 7 PM
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Demonstration of Oil Painting Techniques - August 6, 6 PM
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Basic Milling Machine Operation - August 10, 9 AM - 11:30 AM
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Exhibits
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION
August 2, 5 PM - 8 PM
The Village Gallery
Join the Village Gallery for the opening reception of their August exhibit by a group of regional rug hookers. Their talents come in many sizes, shapes and colors and the talent is amazing.

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COUNTRY STATE OF MIND: OPENING RECEPTION
August 8, 5 PM - 7 PM
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Join the GVCA for for the opening reception of “Country State of Mind,” a group painting show featuring works by Jay Brooks, Dan Heale, Dan Jeffres, and Gary Tiede. Opening reception is August 8th, show runs August 1 - Sep 14 and is available to view during normal gallery hours.

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Farm Markets
Shop for fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, baked goods, plants, crafts, antiques and more!

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Kids Corner
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM
July 1 - August 9
Chip Holt Nature Center
Cornell Cooperative Extension presents this FREE Summer Program! There will be Hands-on activities for all, ages 5+. Adults must be present with youth during scheduled activity. No registration required. Sponsored by the Town of Livonia & the Chip Holt Nature Center.

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WORKSHOPS AT ADVENTURES & ART: CENTER FOR CREATIVITY

Summer Arts Sampler Camps - July 29 - August 2, 5 PM
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Summer Create & Play Workshop - August 2, 9 & 30
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Summer Music & Movement Workshop - August 2, 9 & 30
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"Make 'Em Laugh" Drama Kids Camp - August 12-16
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WORKSHOPS AT DANSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Drawing & Painting with Renee - July 29 - August 2, 10 AM
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Metal Casting - August 12 - 16
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EVENTS AT LIVONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Marshmallow Conestellations - July 29, 1 PM
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Family Movie Night - August 2, 6 PM
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3-5 STEAM Camp - August 15, 1 PM - 4 PM
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EVENTS AT WADSWORTH LIBRARY

Galaxy Slime - July 29, 2 PM
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Summer Bookmobile - Wednesdays through August 21
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Thursday at the Theater - August 1, 2 PM
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Traveling Planetarium - August 2, 2 PM
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Bubblemania - August 5, 2 PM
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International Space Station VR Tour - August 7, 4 PM
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Digeridoo Space Adventure - August 8, 2 PM
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EVENTS AT AVON FREE LIBRARY

Star Wars STEM - July 31, 10:30 AM
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Pizzapalooza! - August 1, 12:30 PM
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Africa Drumming, Dance & Stories - August 2, 2 PM
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Backyard Tall Tales with Glenn McCarty - August 6, 2 PM
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WORKSHOPS AT MAKACADEMY

Kids Summer Mini Art Camp - August 6-8, 9 AM
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Mini-Makers Art Exploration Camp - August 7, 12 PM
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EVENTS AT LIMA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Pajama Story Time - August 6, 7 PM
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Summer Reading Party - August 9, 1:30 PM
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Classes & Workshops
HOW POP-UP SHOPS CAN BOLSTER YOUR BUSINESS & ENERGIZE YOUR ECONOMY
July 29, 6 PM - 7 PM
Battle Street Brewery

Do you have a retail business concept? Are you looking to boost holiday sales? Are you a property owner with space available? Join in on this community conversation about the role of pop-up shops to help shape and grow retail business and discuss a concept for a large-scale pop-up effort to boost economic development in Dansville during the the upcoming holiday season.

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CLASSES AT LITTLE LAKES COMMUNITY CENTER

Mommy and Me: Cooking with Jaime Wroble - July 30, 12:30 PM
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Easy Summer Entertaining: Cooking with Jaime Wroble - August 3, 12:30 PM
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THE SLAVE EXPERIENCE & THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
August 7, 6 PM - 8 PM
Livonia Public Library

Join Jerry Bennett, Underground Railroad enthusiast for this presentation. His use of maps, songs, books, handouts, stories, and visual aids will round out this very interesting presentation.

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Outdoor Activities
OPEN GARDEN DAY
August 3, 10 AM - 4 PM
Linwood Gardens
Come paint, do that family photo shoot, or just stroll through the gardens. Donation of $20/ea, kids are free.

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Letchworth State Park
CCC RECOGNITION DAY
August 3, 10 AM - 4 PM
Letchworth State Park
Join Interpretive hikes to various Civilian Conservation Corps sites within Letchworth and learn of the CCC’s contribution to the development of the Park. Meet with Friends of Letchworth – learn about CCC rehab projects.

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"DAM" GOOD TRAIL RACE
August 11, 8:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
For 14 miles, you will experience one of this area’s hidden trail running treasures. From the starting line at the Mount Morris Dam on the edge of the Genessee river gorge, you’ll enjoy your first of several scenic overlooks. Take it in before you take off! The landscapes are ever changing; from heavily wooded evergreens to rocky stream crossings.

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Book Sales
FRIENDS OF THE LIMA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
August 3, 9 AM - 12 PM
Lima Public Library
In order to coincide with the Crossroads Festival and give you an extra crack at a great deal on books, the Friends will be having a special book sale!

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FRIENDS OF THE AVON FREE LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE
August 8 - 10
Avon Free Library
Don't miss the Friends of the Avon Library Annual Book Sale! Members only on August 8, open to the public on August 9 & 10!

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Celebrations
WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK CELEBRATION
August 3, 10 AM - 1 PM
Geneseo Highland Park
Come to Highland Park in Geneseo to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week on August 3. There will be a car seat safety check, Foodlink curbside market, family fun, music, prizes & gifts and education & resources for breastfeeding. Free and open to the public!

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Did You Catch this Blog Post?
TOP TREATS FOR A SWEET TOOTH

Have a craving for something sweet? Stop by on the go and grab one of these delicious locally made treats that will satisfy your sweet tooth!

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