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Festivals & Family Events
LIMA CROSSROADS BLUES FESTIVAL
August 3 - 5
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, a parade, euchre tournament, petting zoo, pony rides, water ball, and much more! The Festival helps to support Camp Good Days and Special Times.

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DANSVILLE CHALK WALK & ARTS FEST
August 4, 10 AM - 2 PM
Dansville ArtWorks
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.

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FIDDLERS PICNIC
August 4, 11 AM - 7 PM
Long Point Park
Old time country music on stage. Off stage jam sessions. Bring your picnic baskets and coolers or partake in the chicken barbecue and concessions! Free admission.
 
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RV HAVING FUN YET VENDOR/CRAFT SHOW
August 4, 10 AM - 4 PM
Genesee Valley Campground
Join Genesee Country Campground for their 1st Annual Vendor/Craft Show and Pulled Pork BBQ featuring Jim's Smokin' BBQ. Over 20 Local Small Business Vendors and Crafters will be onsite. Open to the public.
 
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AVON CORN FESTIVAL
August 11, 10 AM - 11:30 PM
Downtown Avon
Produced by Avon Rotary, the festival opens at 10 AM and concludes with a free concert by The Skycoasters at 7:30 PM. More than 100 arts and crafts vendors are featured along with continuous live entertainment, a variety of food vendors, a kid zone and a corn-eating contest. There will also be a craft beer and wine garden this year. Parking and admission are free.

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Live Entertainment
GET OFF MY LAWN
July 31, 7 PM - 8 PM
Wadsworth Library
Enjoy the music of Tom Bushnell and Tom Greenfield as local duo Get Off My Lawn plays as part of the Tuesdays at Wadsworth programs.

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MUSIC IN THE PARK
August 3, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
West Sparta Town Hall, Pavilion
Featuring Steel Alchemy Community Steel Band. Free Caribbean style calypso reggae music in the pavilion and West Sparta Town Hall.

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HONEY & VINEGAR
August 4, 6 PM - 9 PM
OSB Ciderworks
Come see Honey & Vinegar perform live at OSB Ciderworks!

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SAM SWANSON SOLO
August 5, 7 PM
The Beachcomber
Enjoy Sam Swanson (of Handsome Young Ladies) throwing down acoustic covers of hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s at The Beachcomber!

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LIVE AT DUBLIN CORNERS FARM BREWERY
Food Truck Friday - August 3 & 10, 5 PM - 9 PM
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Don Griffin - August 11, 6 PM - 8 PM
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LIVE AT FANATICS
Nick Schnebelen Band - August 7, 7 PM
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Joe Mama - August 10, 8 PM
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Tony Holiday & The Velvetones - August 12, 7 PM
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Summer Concert Series
VITALE PARK, LAKEVILLE
Every Sunday of the summer starting June 24 at 6 PM  
Up next: August 5 - Richie & Rosie, August 12 - Dady Brothers
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WILLIAMS PARK GAZEBO, DANSVILLE
Every Monday of the summer starting June 18 at 7 PM 
Up next: July 30 - Gap Mangione & The New Blue Band, August 6 - The Coachman 
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TOM WAHL'S
Every Tuesday of the summer starting June 19 at 7:30 PM 
Up next: July 31 - Gateswingers, August 7 - Old Hippies 
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HOOK AND SPOON
Every Wednesday and Sunday of the summer starting June 6   
Up next: August 1 - Miche Fambro
August 5 - Sugar & Spice
August 8 - Travis Prinzi Band
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LEICESTER GAZEBO
Every Wednesday of the summer starting June 13 at 6 PM
Up next: August 1 - Tombstone 45, August 8 - The Rhythm Dogs
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DEER RUN WINERY
Every Thursday of the summer starting June 7 from 6 PM - 8 PM.
Up next: August 2 - Coup de' Villes, August 9 - Bob's Brother's Band 
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GENESEO VILLAGE PARK
  Every Friday of the summer starting June 22 at 7 PM
Up next: August 3 - Tommy T & The Gliders, August 10 - Josie Waverly & Friends 
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EMBER WOODFIRE GRILL
Every Friday & Saturday of the summer through September 8 
Up next:
August 3 - Jimmy Jam  
August 4 - Travis Fitch 
August 10 - Justin Williams 
August 11 - Evan Meulemans 
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Contests
AVON CORNHOLE-A-PALOOZA TOURNAMENT
August 11, 9 AM - 2 PM
Downtown Avon
 
On the morning of Corn Fest in Avon, there will be a Cornhole-a-Palooza tournament! Social and competitive teams welcome - first 16 teams to register and pay will play. All the festivities of the Corn Fest will be nearby - Live music, drinks, food, & cash prizes.
 
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Classes & Workshops
YOGA FOR ALL
August 2 - 23, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
All levels, beginners welcome. Whether you are just beginning a yoga practice or have been practicing for many years, you are welcome to join this class to share the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of a safe, supportive yoga practice for all levels. Classes will run on Thursdays, August 2-23. Cost is $40.

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THE 2018 WOMEN'S SUMMIT
August 3, 1 PM - 4 PM
The Avon Inn
The contributions you make to your profession, your family, and your community is of great value. The goal of the Women's Summit is to provide encouragement and educationally enriching programs that motivate you to continue to succeed.
 
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Outdoor Activities
OPEN GARDEN DAY
August 11, 10 AM - 4 PM
Linwood Gardens
Enjoy the visual abundance of Linwood Gardens for a day to paint, write, photograph, or simply explore and reflect. The cost is $20 per person for the day. Kids under 16 are free.
 
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GEOLOGY CREEK WALK
August 11, 8 AM
Nations Road, Geneseo
Visit the Jaycox Creek with SUNY Geneseo geologist Dr. Jeff Over to learn about the geologic history of the Genesee Valley. Wear boots and be prepared to walk on uneven terrain over rocks!

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BUTTERFLIES & LATE SUMMER WILDFLOWERS WALK
August 12, 10 AM - 12 PM
Christine Sevilla Wetlands Preserve
Join Carol and David Southby of Rochester Butterfly Club to look for butterflies and summer wildflowers. Bring a water bottle and binoculars. .

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Arts & Crafts
FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY OPEN HOUSE
August 3, 6 PM - 8 PM
The Village Gallery
Opening reception for The Village Gallery’s August Exhibition by Connecticut artist Sarah King. The exhibit will include large-scale oil paintings of family life along with some smaller paintings and illustrations from her children’s books.

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LEISURE'S PAINTING SOCIAL
August 5, 7 PM - 9 PM
Leisure's Restaurant
Don't miss this fun night painting night with Friends at Leisure's Restaurant! Beverage and snack included in ticket price.

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COOKIES, CUPCAKES & CANVAS
Join members of the Livonia High School Interact Club for this summer themed paint night - Cookies, Cupcakes and Canvas. You can create a summer themed tote bag or canvas painting, and all proceeds will benefit the Genesee Valley Rotary Camp.

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Celebrations
FOUNDATION OF LIFE CELEBRATION
August 7, 10 AM - 12 PM
Livingston County Department of Health
This Foundation of Life celebration is a get together for mom and children. There will be light snacks and games for the kids.
 
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STROLLING WITH THE STROLLER
August 9, 9:45 AM - 12 PM
Dansville Public Library

This special event includes a walk, and a cake at the end to honor World Breastfeeding Week.
 
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Fundraisers
BIKES, CARS, BANDS & BBQ
August 3-5
The Ridge Campground
An annual benefit to raise money for Camp Good Days at the Ridge Campground! There will be; live music, a bike & car cruise/show, ticket raffles, cake & pie auction & more!
 
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MUCH ADO ABOUT THE LIBRARY
August 13, 6 PM
Caledonia Village Inn Restaurant
Come out and support the Caledonia Library at the Village Inn. This fun event will include a: Silent Auction, Lottery Tree, Hooked Rug Raffle and food, drinks and desserts! Tickets are $25.

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Kids Corner
THE BUBBLEMAN
Join Doug Rogeux for an interactive family-friendly pop music concert. Comedy and soap bubbles bigger than your head!
 
July 31, 10:30 AM - Livonia Public Library
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August 9, 2 PM - Wadsworth Library
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STORYTELLER CRIS RIEDEL
A twenty-year veteran of performing stories, Cris likes best to tell the old ones. Folktales of those who solve the problem-and save the day-with their wits.

August 1, 10:30 AM - Lima Public Library
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August 2, 2 PM - Wadsworth Library
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ARTMOBILE
August 1, 1 PM - 2 PM
Dansville Public Library
Join the Dansville Public Library and discover how sound works and learn about the Elements & Principles of Music and their counterparts in art. Experience artists who used sound and movement as inspiration for their work and create your own Keith Haring inspired dancing masterpiece.

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WORKSHOPS AT ADVENTURES & ART IN CALEDONIA
August 1, 1 PM - 2 PM
Dansville Public Library
August 6, 10 AM - Nature & Art Workshop
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August 7, 9 AM - Paint & Play Workshop
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DIDGERIDOO DOWN UNDER
August 6, 3 PM - 4 PM
Wadsworth Library
Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy fusion of Australian music, culture, puppetry, comedy, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for the past 1,500 years and is known for its otherworldly sound.

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Summer Markets
LIMA FARMERS MARKET
Tuesdays, 3 PM - 6 PM
June 19 - October 16 
7295 West Main Street, Lima 
 
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GENESEO FARMERS MARKET
Thursdays, 3 PM - 6 PM
June 21 - October 18
Lower Center Street, Geneseo

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DANSVILLE FARMERS MARKET
Fridays, 11 AM - 4 PM
May 25 - October 5
50 Maple Street, Dansville
MOUNT MORRIS FARMERS MARKET
Fridays, 12 PM - 6 PM
May 25- September 28
103 Main Street, Mount Morris
 
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SPRINGWATER FARMERS MARKET
Fridays, 3 PM - 6 PM
June 22 - October 25
The Four Corners in Springwater

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LIVONIA PUBLIC MARKET
Saturdays, 9 AM - 12 PM
June 23 - October 27
3837 Center Street, Livonia

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NUNDA FARMERS MARKET
Saturdays, 9 AM - 1 PM
June 2 - October 27
4 Massachusetts Street, Nunda
EAST AVON FLEA MARKET
Sundays, 7 AM - 2 PM
May - October   
Route 15, just North of Route 5 & 20
 
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EXIT 9 FLEA MARKET
Sundays, 8 AM - 3 PM
May - October 
Avon, Just North of Exit 9 off 390 South
 
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Business Spotlight
GEEK CHIC FLORAL WORLD

Located at 57 Genesee Street in Avon, Geek Chic Floral Boutique combines sola wood & recycled paper to create realistic, eco-friendly floral arrangements that will last forever. Geek Chic offers; paper flowers, home decor, wedding decor, bridal bouquets & seasonal decor. 
 
Don't miss the Grand Opening on August 4 from 10 AM - 7 PM. 

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Save the Date
MOUNT MORRIS ITALIAN FESTIVAL
August 17 -19
Bellamy Park

This is the 22nd Annual Mount Morris Rotary Italian Festival! On August 17 - 19 in Bellamy Park, there will be live music each day, Italian & American cuisines, a children's play area, arts & crafts vendors, a musical fireworks display, and a car show. Don't miss this fun-filled family event!

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