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Holiday Shopping
ARTFUL HOLIDAYS
November 9 - 17
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Artful Holidays is a boutique-style, juried fine arts and crafts show and sale that has been around for 30 years!

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RINGING IN THE HOLIDAYS SHOW & SALE
November 10, 9 AM - 2 PM
Jones Hall, Caledonia
Over 50 vendors will be at this show and sale! There will also be photos with Santa, live music, festive food, and raffles. Proceeds to benefit Patrick Place, a Comfort Care Home.

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DANSVILLE ELEMENTARY PTO CRAFT SHOW
November 17, 9 AM - 3 PM
Dansville Schools
Annual craft show held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, which supports the Elementary PTO and the students of Dansville Schools.

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HOLIDAY MARKET
November 17, 10 AM - 3 PM
Circle Nursery School
This Holiday Market, sponsored by Circle Nursery School, is a free event featuring crafts, vendors, raffles and family portrait minis.

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Tastings & Pairings
VINTNER'S DINNER
November 10, 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Deer Run Winery

An upscale intimate five-course wine pairing dinner featuring Deer Run's very best wines carefully selected and paired by their head Vintner. This year’s dinner will commemorate Deer Run’s 15 year anniversary and will feature the release of their 2016 Cabernet Franc. The meal will be prepared and served by Partyman Catering.

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ST. AGNES HARVEST TASTINGS & SILENT AUCTION
November 17, 12 PM - 3 PM
The Avon Inn

Join in on an afternoon of sampling food, wine and beer and a silent auction at the historic Avon Inn. Your $25 ticket gets you unlimited tastings from local businesses and access to over 120 silent auction items. All proceeds benefit the students of St. Agnes School.

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Live Entertainment
GENESEO STRING BAND
November 8, 7 PM - 9 PM
Cricket's Coffee Company
Get ready to jam out to some good ol’ fashioned strings, because the Geneseo String Band will be here playing some wholesome tunes! Free admission!

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YORK HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS: MAMA MIA
November 8-10
York High School
Come see one of Western New York’s first school productions of Mamma Mia! Reserved seating tickets are now available for $8 presale. They are $10 at the door.

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THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS
November 10, 6 PM - 9 PM
The Geneseo Riviera
Come see Slambovian Circus of Dreams perform live at the Riviera! Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 7PM. General admission is $25 or $29 at the door.

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STEP AFRIKA!
November 10, 7 PM - 9 PM
Wadsworth Auditorium, SUNY Geneseo
This is the second show in GCAB’s Limelight and Accents series. Step Afrika is a dance troupe from South Africa that travels around the world to perform and connect with diverse communities. This performance is a great way to bring different culture to SUNY Geneseo!

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GENESEO STRING BAND SQUARE DANCE
November 10, 7 PM - 10 PM
MacVittie Ballroom, SUNY Geneseo
Everyone is welcome, no experience required! Old-time Eastern style dancing and basic instruction will be offered, refreshments will be available. General Admission is $3, students & spectators $1, 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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ORGAN DEDICATION CONCERT
November 11, 4 PM
Lima Presbyterian Church
Lima Presbyterian Church invites you to celebrate the completion of its Organ Project with an Organ Dedication Concert. The concert will feature Peter Geise, organist with the Lima Presbyterian Church Choir, Honeoye Falls – Lima Select Choir with Kenneth Goold, Director & John Novak, Guest Organist.

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GORDON MUNDING
November 15, 7 PM - 9 PM
Cricket's Coffee Company
Gordon Munding will be perforiming live at Cricket's!

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GCS PRESENTS: THE SECRET GARDEN
November 15 - 17
Geneseo Central School
Geneseo High School’s McCarthy Auditorium will be in full bloom when the Geneseo Central Drama Club presents the enchanting family musical The Secret Garden! Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students and senior citizens.

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JOHN NEMETH & THE BLUE DREAMERS WITH TAS CRU & THE TORTURED
November 17, 6 PM - 9 PM
The Geneseo Riviera
John Nemeth and the Blue Dreamers will perform live with Tas Cru and the Tortured on November 17! Doors open at 6PM, show starts at 7PM. General admission is $25 or $29 at the door. VIP tickets are $30 or $34 at the door.

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GEMINI
November 17, 9 PM
CB's Bar & Grill
Stop down to CB’s and enjoy some classic rock from Gemini on November 17!

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LIVE AT FANATICS
Johnny Rawls - November 6, 7 PM
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Griffith/Martino Duo - November 9, 8 PM
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House of Hamill - November 18, 6 PM
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Classes & Workshops
DIGITAL BOOT CAMP
November 6, 6 PM - 8 PM
Livingston County Government Center
It’s a new world of advertising…..and it’s all about your presence online! This FREE seminar will give you an overview of online tools you can use to target your specific audience, including information on the pitfalls and challenges of online marketing.

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ALL COLLEGE HOUR SPEAKER SERIES: PETER GRANGER ON PTSD
November 7, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Union Ballroom, SUNY Geneseo
Free and open to the public. Granger will speak about post-traumatic stress disorder, with which he was diagnosed in 2010 after his second deployment to Afghanistan.

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HISTORY OF GENESEO'S VILLAGE CLOCKTOWER
November 11, 1:30 PM - 5 PM
Livingston County Historical Society
Do you know what time it is in the Village of Geneseo? Why is a village clock in a church? Dr. F. Kurt Cylke Jr. will present about time in the 19th century, clocks in western NY, and the history and 2009 restoration of this Geneseo’s village icon. Free and open to the public.

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BOTTLES - ALL SHAPES & SIZES
November 11, 2 PM
Avon Village Hall
James Bartholomew, expert local bottle collector, will share stories about the glass containers he has discovered in the area. Bottles can tell us about unique by-gone local businesses and the unusual products they produced. Free and open to the public.

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HISTORY OF TOYS
November 11, 2 PM - 4 PM
Big Springs Historical Society
Come find out how toys get nominated and chosen for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame! Christopher Bensch from The Strong's National Museum of Play will offer a hands-on, all ages welcome presentation. Free program. Refreshments will be served.

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SUMMER WORK BY SUNY BROCKPORT STUDENTS
November 13, 6:30 PM
Watershed Education Center
You’re invited to hear from Professor Michael Chislock and his SUNY Brockport water-quality lab students talk about their work on Conesus Lake this summer! They’ll also share some of their research related to evolution and harmful algal blooms and more. Space is limited, make sure to reserve your seat!

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HEALTHY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
November 15, 6 PM - 8 PM
Makacademy
Join registered dietitian and nutritionist Emily Kyle for a 1.5 hour class focused on maintaining your health and happiness during one of the most stressful times of year. This class will focus on how to stay nourished and satisfied while managing multiple holiday parties and events, while also focusing on and how to manage stress through a variety of techniques.

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Contests
GENESEE VALLEY QUIZ NIGHT
November 9, 7 PM - 9 PM
The Big Tree Inn

At Quiz Night, teams (of friends, family, co-workers, others) seek to out-score other teams on questions in roughly 10 diverse categories together with a picture quiz. The questions are devised by an experienced group of Quiz Masters.

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THE MAD DOG WING CHALLENGE
November 10, 1 PM - 6 PM
The Avondale Pub

The Mad Dog Wing Challenge celebrates the life and honors the memory of Mike “Mad Dog” Long. This event promises to be awesome as it will be held in his favorite establishment. Come try to beat the Challenge or simply watch other brave souls eat the heat.

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BINGO NIGHT
November 13, 7 PM - 9 PM
Morgan Estates

Come have some fun at Bingo Night with Geneseo Rotary at Morgan Estates in Geneseo! This is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. There will be a small fee per card and cash prizes.

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Arts & Crafts
POTABLES & PAINT PARTY
November 9, 6 PM - 8 PM
Dansville ArtWorks
Join Instructor Melissa Gartz for another fun wine and paint party! Cost is $35 per person/$60 for 2 registering together.
Space is limited to 12. Registrations are not complete until form and payment are received at Dansville ArtWorks.

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WINE GLASS PAINT & SIP
November 9, 7 PM - 9 PM
Makacademy
Paint two wine glasses at this paint & sip! You will have a choice of two designs, you could do both glasses the same for a matching set, or paint one of each design. Bring your own adult beverage to sip as we paint! All supplies and glasses included, snacks will be provided!

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COOKIE DECORATING CLASS
November 10, 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Cal-Mum Community Education Center
In this class you will learn easy step by step tricks, techniques and tips to make 4 professional looking decorated Christmas cookies that you will be proud to take to any holiday gathering. Class is open to any skill level, adults and children. Cost is $35.

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CARDS & CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP
November 10, 11 AM - 12 PM
Dansville ArtWorks
Create beautiful cards featuring your calligraphy. $15pp includes supplies. Register at least two days in advance at Dansville ArtWorks or by phone 585-335-4746.

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PAINT SUNFLOWER FIELDS
November 11, 2 PM - 4:30 PM
Big Sky Restaurant
Join Alysha at Big Sky and learn to paint one of our most popular paintings, Sunflower Fields! This event includes a drink of your choice.

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TURKEY CANVAS PAINTING
November 11, 2 PM - 4 PM
Adventures & Art: Center for Creativity
Paint along to create a unique 12×12″ masterpiece! Enjoy the time with friends as you create a painting to decorate your home. This workshop is family-friendly, young artists are welcome with an adult. Space is limited, register ASAP. Cost: $20/painter, pre-registration required.

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THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP
November 13, 6 PM - 8 PM
Yard of Ale
Join The Yard of Ale to make these lovely glass centerpieces just in time for Thanksgiving!

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MASON JAR CLASS
November 13, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
the Village Florist
Come make this fabulous group of jars to display in your home or office. Not only is it great for Thanksgiving, it really could be used anytime of year. Price: $25.00 (jars only, flowers are extra and priced to what you choose). This class will fill up fast!

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SWIG SWAG - WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP
November 16, 6 PM - 9 PM
Dansville ArtWorks
Make your own holiday wreath and sip some wine as you work. Cost is $40 and includes supplies and wine. TWO SESSIONS: 6pm or 8pm Register at least two days in advance.

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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: PREPARING FOR WINTER
November 17, 10 AM - 4 PM
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Wander through the rustic winter setting as villagers busy themselves with preparations for the coming season. Interact with the villagers as they demonstrate a variety of activities, including: candle making, spinning wool and meat preservation. The Nature Center will be demonstrating how to carve spiles – wooden taps for harvesting maple sap from trees and more!

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Art Exhibits
OPENING RECEPTION: PAINTING LESSONS
November 7, 5 PM - 7 PM
Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo
Canandaigua, NY artist Jeanne Beck's work is well known in Rochester and Buffalo. Until recently she had a studio in Rochester in the Hungerford building and is a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists. On Display November 7 – December 8.

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OPENING RECEPTION: THEY THAT MATTER
November 7, 5 PM - 7 PM
Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo
This exhibit is a tribute to nineteen young men felled by police violence. These shrine-like portraits were produced with the call to all of us to recognize “the humanity of the victims and that their lives mattered.” Accompanying the exhibit will be a video recording of the artist speaking about this exhibit and his art practice.

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Kids Corner
HOME SCHOOL HANGOUT
November 8, 11 AM - 12 PM
Adventures & Art: Center for Creativity
Meet new people and hang out with other homeschooling families! Parents & kids will enjoy open-studio style creative play, games, and socializing.
Intended for families/siblings of home schooled PK-8th graders $5/family (FREE for Members) Space is limited.
Come/go as needed between 11-Noon. No structured lesson/lecture.

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NEIGHBORHOOD TOY STORE DAY
November 10, 10 AM - 8 PM
Touch of Grayce
Celebrate your local toy store at this fun FREE event! Amazing prizes & giveaways include; LaLaBoom Pop Beads, Calico Critter House, Disney Puzzles, Brio Trains, and other great goodies! There will also be take-home crafts & games, sparkle headbands, and a Dino Surprise!

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Dining
ANNUAL OSSIAN LADIES AID ROAST BEEF DINNER
November 6, 4:30 PM
Ossian Community Center
Roast Beef Dinner served home style. All you can eat menu includes mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, dinner rolls and green beans. Homemade pie for desert and for sale! There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Take outs will be available. $10 for adults and $6.00 for children under 10 years of age.

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GUMBO TO GO
November 8, 4 PM - 6 PM
Geneseo Central Presbyterian Church
Enjoy a delicious dinner, take a night off from cooking & support Livingston CARES! November 8 from 4 PM - 6 PM or until sold out. Geneseo Central Presbyterian Church. Take out only, $10 per dinner.

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VETERAN'S DAY DINNER
November 10, 6 PM - 69PM
American Legion, Dansville
Come to this Veteran's Day Dinner for cocktails starting at 6 PM and dinner at 7 PM. Menu will be roast strip loin, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, tossed salad, roll, dessert apple crisp. Tickets are $12.00. They are on sale now at the bar.

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Outdoor Activities
HIKE, BIKE, DINNER & ANNUAL MEETING
November 18, 2 PM - 7 PM
Genesee Valley Greenway
Everyone is welcome – come to hike or bike or attend the program and stay for dinner. Experience hiking or biking the Erie-Attica Trail and Greenway. Hikers and cyclists will travel the Erie-Attica Trail for about a mile and then go north or south on the Greenway. The program, dish-to-pass dinner, and FOGVG meeting take place at the United Presbyterian Church in Avon

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Letchworth State Park
LEAVE NO TRACE AWARENESS COURSE
November 10, 10:30 AM & 2 PM
Humphrey Nature Center
Come learn about the seven principles of Leave No Trace (LNT), a set of seven principles about how we can conserve and protect our environment while enjoying the outdoors. We will be playing interactive games centered around LNT and going on a short hike.

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