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Festivals & Family Events

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
April 24, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Dansville Public Library

Come enjoy a family movie night at Dansville Public Library! Pizza and refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by Tony's Pizzeria and Bill and Norma Forsythe.

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GENNY FEST
April 27, 4 PM - 7 PM
SUNY Geneseo

89.3 WGSU is celebrating 55 YEARS of being on the air! Join SUNY Geneseo for a music festival and food truck rodeo on April 27th at the College Union Plaza. Foodlink will also be there accepting any nonperishable food or monetary donations!

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PROGRESSIVE DINNER & SCAVENGER HUNT
April 28, 1 PM - 7 PM
Avon Veteran's Hall

A day of food and fun for the whole family begins with your "Progressive Dinner" Appetizer and your "Scavenger Hunt" stamp card & map of your stops and menu. There will be Kid-friendly trivia and beverages at each stop and cash prizes for winners. Cost is $15 for adults, $8 for kids 7-12 and kids 6 and under are free.

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OLD FASHION DAY
April 29, 9 AM - 4 PM
Honey Locust Farm

Come to this fun-filled day of free entertainment watching horses plow and fit the scenic fields of Honey Locust Farm. There will be Free horse drawn wagon rides, a variety of crafts, a Chicken Barbeque by Charlie's Chicken at Noon, Hamburg, hotdogs from the WNYDHPC booth and Crazy Charlie's pulled pork and more!

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MAY FIRST FRIDAY EVENT: THE WILD WILD WEST
May 4, 5 PM - 7 PM
Downtown Dansville

Check the different specials among all of Dansville's Downtown Businesses. Retail Stores will have extended hours and special events. Come join Dansville for some good times and good food for a family friendly evening out!

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Tastings & Pairings

MAY DAY SIP & STROLL
May 4, 5 PM - 8 PM
Main Street, Geneseo

Come stroll Main Street, Geneseo. Merchants will have wines, beers and ciders for tasting as well as food and music. Two registration locations: Tompkins Bank of Castile & Shear FX at their new location, 28 Main Street. Registration begins at 5 pm. This event usually sells out, thanks for registering early! $15 tickets prior to May 4, $20 day of.

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CINCO DE MAXO
 
May 5, 12 PM
Deer Run Winery

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Max, Deer Run style! They will be sampling White Sangria and Max Mexicana, their version of a Mexican Sangria made with Max Black. Wines will be paired with Mexican fare. No registration needed.

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BLUE TOAD SAMPLING
 
May 5, 8 PM - 11 PM
Intermissions

Come to the Blue Toad (Rochester, NY) Hard Cider Sampling from 8:00 PM-11:00PM at Intermissions. You will get to keep the glass!

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Live Entertainment
RAY BONNEVILLE
April 24, 7 PM - 10 PM
Fanatics

Come watch Ray Bonneville perform live at Fanatics! Cost is $15 per person. Call ahead for reservations.

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TIM & THE GANG
April 27 & May 4, 6 PM - 9 PM
Dublin Corners Farm Brewery

Come to Dublin Corners For live music from Tim & the Gang and craft beer!

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POPA CHUBBY
April 27, 8 PM
The Geneseo Riviera

Born Ted Horowitz, Popa Chubby became a hardcore blues rocker in the early 90's and continues to keep the flame lit as he travels around the world playing. Tickets are $25 in advance, $29 day of.

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HEATHER, ROSE & WOODS
April 28, 6 PM - 8 PM
Dublin Corners Farm Brewery

Come to Dublin Corners on April 28 for live music from Heather, Rose & Woods and of course, craft beer!

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TRIBUTE TO THE BAND
April 28, 7 PM
The Geneseo Riviera

The acclaimed group The THE BAND Band is the most musically satisfying tribute to The Band on the scene today. General admission $20 in advance, $24 at the door, VIP w/ table service - $25 in advance, $29 at the door.

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ACME MURDER MYSTERY BUFFET DINNER
April 28, 7 PM - 10 PM
CB's Bar & Grill

This Murder Mystery show by ACME provides interactive comedies in a mystery format, in conjunction with a dinner. Cost is $49.95 per person or $89.95 per couple. Includes buffet dinner. a free drink, commemorative glass, and admission into entertainment afterwards on bar side.

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ANNUAL ROUND & SQUARE DANCE
April 28, 7:30 - 10 PM
York Central School

Annual Round & Square Dance with Kelly's Old Timers and members of the Geneseo String Band, sponsored by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts and York Central School. Come learn the basics with Jim Kimball. No previous knowledge required and all ages are welcome. Refreshments will be available.

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TOUGH OLD BIRD W/ BAKED GOODS
May 4, 7 PM - 10 PM
The Geneseo Riviera

The Geneseo Riviera presents an evening with Tough Old Bird with Baked Goods by Ella Mosco & Valentine Elias. Doors open at 7 PM, Music starts at 8 PM. Tickets are $10 for General Admission and $8 for students.

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RIPLEY LIVE
May 4, 7 PM
OSB Ciderworks

Come hang out with OSB Ciderworks and try all the awesome ciders while listening to all of your favorite Ripley Tunes!

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THE DADY BROTHERS & CAL MUM UKULELE CLUB CONCERT
May 4, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Caledonia Presbyterian Church

The Dady Brothers are two fine talented Irish-American musicians that are internationally known for their memorable performances and the fun that they have on stage. The Cal-Mum Ukulele Club will be joining in on the music too. Cookies and punch will be available after the reception.

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Classes & Workshops

DISCOVERY CAFE: WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT NATIVE POLLINATORS?
April 24, 7 PM - 8 PM
Wadsworth Library

Dr. Jennifer Apple, SUNY Geneseo Department of Biology, will be speaking about the importance of native pollinators such as bees and monarch butterflies. Stop by whenever you can to this fun and casual event with light refreshments!

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GEOTOURISM PUBLIC FORUM
April 26, 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Mount Morris Central School

Geotourism is a sustainable destination and content marketing program designed to support the natural resource assets, cultural attractions and historically important places that make a region a unique and vibrant tourism destination. Letchworth Gateway Villages invites all who are interested in learning more to this forum!

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AFTER DEATH COMMUNICATION
April 27, 7 PM - 9 PM
Little Lakes Community Center

In this interactive workshop you are encouraged to share your personal stories of after-death communications and paranormal experiences. You will also learn "spiritual sign-language" and how maintaining relationships with those in spirit can aid in the grieving process.

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GREEN CLEANING MAKE & TAKE PARTY
April 28, 9 AM - 10 AM
Body & Face by Kristin

Clean clothes plus clean air is a win-win with this lavender lemon laundry detergent. Cost is $12.00 per person.

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WATERSHED EDUCATION CENTER PRESENTATION: FLOOD INSURANCE
May 2, 6:30 PM
Chip Holt Nature Center, Vitale Park

You're invited to a free training session on everything you need to know about flood insurance. Jayme Breschard Thomann, a senior planner with the Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council, will tell you all about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), how it works - and why it makes sense for our area.

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SOLAR ENERGY FOR YOUR BUSINESS
May 3, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Livingston County Chamber of Commerce

Attention business owners, facilities managers, engineers, CFOs, and farm owners. Solar energy has become a very cost-effective and sustainable alternative for business owners. Haley Rotter of Rochester Solar Technologies, a Division of O'Connell Electric, will present information about solar energy technology, programs, the benefits and will discuss specific case studies of projects in our area. 
 
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COFFEE WITH THE COUNTY
May 7, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The Barn Restaurant

Drop in on this free and open to the public meeting with the County Administrator. Give feedback on County programs and services in an relaxed and informal setting and hear updates from the Board of Supervisors on County government happenings.

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AUTISM OVERVIEW
May 7, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wadsworth Library

Barbara Wischnowski, Ms. Ed. is an Early Childhood Specialist at Rochester's Regional Early Childhood Direction Center. She will be at the Wadsworth Library on May 7 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, to answer questions about autism.

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Outdoor Activities
ARBOR DAY TREE POTTING 
April 28, 11:30 AM 
Genesee Valley Conservancy

Join the Genesee Valley Conservancy to help pot 150 native seedling trees and shrubs that will be grown all summer and then used this fall on various nature preserves as part of restoration projects. Gloves, soil, and plants will all be provided.

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SPRING WILDFLOWER CELEBRATION
May 5-6, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Amanda's Garden, Dansville

Come and see the early spring wild flowers in bloom. Take a tour of the nursery, enjoy the sounds of nature, birds and frogs. There will be plants ready for sale for you to take home and create your own natural paradise. Nature Activities for children and adults, Guided nature hikes.

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BLUEBELL HIKE
May 5, 10 AM & 2 PM
Genesee Valley Conservancy

Join the Genesee Valley Conservancy for a 3.5 mile round-trip hike over fields and uneven and muddy trails to see bluebell flowers on the protected Culvert Farm. Wear boots, arrive early and bring $5 for a bluebell print raffle (1 for $5, 3 for $10). Two different hikes begin promptly at 10 AM and 2 PM.

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Arts
RAINY DAY PAINT & SIP
April 26, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Fratelli's Restaurant

Get rid of those rainy day blues with Abandoned Palette Studios at Fratelli's! Each participant will get one drink of their choice to help shake off the cold and get ready for all those may flowers!

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APRIL TEEN FUN NIGHT
April 27, 5 PM - 9 PM
Adventure & Art: Center for Creativity

Tweens and teens will enjoy open-studio style fun with crafts, games, challenges, karaoke, activities, and a movie on the projector. Space is limited. Preregistration appreciated!

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CLOSING RECEPTION: SCHOLASTIC HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBIT
April 28, 11 AM - 3 PM
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Join Genesee Valley Council on the Arts as they celebrate the talent of our local youth! The closing reception will be last day of the annual High School Art Show where they will also award the 2018 Staff Sgt Alexandria Mae Gleason Morrow Arts Scholarship at 11:30am to two Livingston County High School Students.

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SPRING BUNNY WORKSHOP
April 29, 2 PM - 4 PM
Adventures & Art: Center for Creativity

This workshop offers a balance of guided steps and the encouragement of self-expression. This workshop is family-friendly, young artists are welcome with an adult.  Space is limited, register ASAP. Your registration includes your seat, and the appropriate materials. Cost: $20/painter Pre-registration by 4/25.

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WELCOME SPRING OPENING RECEPTION
May 3, 5 PM - 7 PM
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Join GVCA for their spring opening, featuring a freshly curated New Deal Exhibit as well as their first Apartment 1 show of the season, a dual show of photographer Jim Burns and mixed media artist Rich Della Costa. There will light refreshments served and all are welcome!

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CERAMICS: TEXTURE & PATTERN WORKSHOP
May 5, 12 PM - 3 PM
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Are you looking for ways to enrich and enliven the surfaces of your ceramics? In this workshop, participants will learn a variety of techniques to create and apply textures and patterns. Topics to be covered include: Found Textures, Handmade Stamps,Textured slabs, Stencils, Paper Patterns and Layering Techniques.

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LILAC PAINT & SIP
May 6, 1 PM - 4 PM
OSB Ciderworks

Come to OSB for a relaxing Sunday of painting, cider, and good company. This is the perfect way to celebrate Mom's Day early! This event costs $36 and includes a pint or a flight of cider.

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Health & Wellness

SUPERFOODS FOR A VIBRANT LIFE
April 28, 10 AM - 12 PM
Makacademy

Superfoods are defined as a food that is rich in compounds such an antioxidants, fiber, or fatty acids that are considered beneficial to a person's health. This class will introduce you to ten different superfoods while you'll also learn about the health and nutrition benefits of these foods with nutritionist and registered dietitian Emily Kyle. $25 per person.

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FARMHOUSE FRESH MASK NIGHT SAMPLER
April 28, 6 PM - 7 PM
Body & Face by Kristin

Every complexion needs a little nourishment. Try an array of masks to see which ingredients your skin craves. From fresh-blended active yogurt to organic peat vegetation, and more - pores get deep cleansed and skin gets a new, refreshing start!

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Contests
BARIOKART
April 26, 8 PM - 11 PM
Intermissions

Bariokart is back! Get your turtle shells and banana peels ready for another fun night of racing your friends. Grand prize for the winner and swag for entering. $2 Bud Light drafts and $2.50 Bud Light bottles drink specials.

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Kids Corner

THE MINI-ARK FARM
April 28, 10 AM - 12 PM
St. Agnes School

Mini Ark Farms will bring their exotic and friendly animals to St. Agnes School for this free community event. Come see, pet or hold an armadillo, chameleon, monkey, bearded dragon, blue tongue skink, short tail possum, jacobin pigeons, alligator, tenrac, agouti, hedgehogs, tortoise, turtle, walking sticks, tarantula, chinchilla and more!

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BIBLIO-BOP DANCE PARTY
May 4, 10:30 AM
Wadsworth Library

If your preschooler loves to dance, don't miss one of our Biblio-Bop parties. We'll be hopping and bopping to music using bells, shakers, and scarves to enhance the fun. There is no sign-up for this program. Just come and be ready to move! For children 1 - 5 years old with their parents or caregiver.
 
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APRIL FUN NIGHT
April 28, 5 PM - 9 PM
Adventures & Art: Center for Creativity

Drop-off your little one(s) for open-studio style fun with crafts, games, activities, challenges, and a movie on the projector. Drop-off/Pick-up as needed from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cost: $15/child. Register now, space is limited!

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Letchworth State Park


ARBOR DAY AT THE HUMPHREY NATURE CENTER 
April 27, 10:30 AM    

Join the activities at Letchworth State Park, as the Genesee State Park Region commemorates Arbor Day. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center at 10:00 am. The day begins with a Tree Program followed by a Tree Planting and Tree Walk .

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PHOTO WALK WITH KEITH WALTERS
April 29, 9:30 AM

Local photographer Keith Walters will guide you through some of his favorite areas of Letchworth State Park while giving tips on taking great photographs your self. Program is free, bring your own camera. Meet at Lower Falls/Octagon Parking Area. 2 hours, 1 mile or less.

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ATLATL COMPETITION
May 4-6

Various spear-throwing competitions for target accuracy (Individual, Animal, European, International and European). Open to the public with demonstration equipment available on Saturday (atlatl- the spear thrower; dart the spear).

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I LOVE MY PARK DAY  
May 5, 9 AM - 12 PM

Come meet at the Highbanks Recreation Area and celebrate I Love My Park Day by helping around Letchworth State Park. Projects include: leaf and liter removal, staining picnic tables & chairs, invasive plant removal, and trail maintenance.

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Business Spotlight
 
 
 
PASTIQUE 
 
Located at 3123 Main Street Caledonia, Pastique is a charming home d├ęcor and gift boutique. The 1893 structure has been brought back to life with exposed brick and original wood floors serving as the backdrop to a unique and friendly shopping experience.  Pastique offers an array of items including new and upcycled furniture, wall art, bath and beauty items, jewelry, and great gifts for adults, children and pets. 

Don't miss the Grand Opening on May 5th from 10 AM - 4 PM!

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Did You Know About..
THE 2018 LIVINGSTON COUNTY VISITORS GUIDE 

 
The Livingston County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism has released the 2018 Livingston County Visitor Guide! This 60 page month-by-month journal themed guide is a great source of information for travelers and visitors to Livingston County. It features an entire year of regional events, attractions & activities and includes details on: shopping, entertainment, dining, lodging & more! The guide also features original photography and artwork from local artists

Click here to request that a free copy be mailed to you 
Click here for a free digital version 
Cover Photo & Letchworth State Park photos taken by Larry Tetamore
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