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May 29, 2015 - 4:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, Mercy Flight.
Event Date and Time: 
June 20, 2015 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Mercy Flight WNY and Mercy EMS are pleased to be teaming up with Home Depot in Batavia for the Annual Mercy Flight/Mercy EMS Open House celebrating International Fire & EMS Safety on Saturday June 20th from 12– 4 p.m.

Batavia Home Depot, located at 4181 Veterans Memorial Drive, will once again open their parking lot for a family craft area, face painting, balloon art as well as displays from various Genesee County fire companies, EMS, law enforcement, and community organizations.

May 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
Event Date and Time: 
June 6, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Press release from the City of Batavia Police Department:

Each year there are thousands of children that sustain head injury from falls while riding a bicycle. New York State law says that any child under the age of 14 that rides a bicycle, must be wearing a protective helmet. There are many children that still do not have a helmet in Batavia or have their bikes licensed.

May 28, 2015 - 12:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, alexander.
Event Date and Time: 
June 13, 2015 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

There will be a benefit for Attica murder victim Doug Mess's boys starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at the Alexander Firemen's Recreation Hall, located at 10708 Alexander Road in Alexander. Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner for $10, eat in or carry out. Tickets are presale and also available at the door. There will be 50/50 raffles, basket raffles, and a baked goods table. Enter for a chance to win a trip to JAMAICA! (7 night, all-inclusive for two, including airfare) For more information or to buy tickets, call Jackie Murphy at (716) 481-6662.

May 16, 2015 - 12:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, BID, Beertavia.
Event Date and Time: 
May 16, 2015 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Today is the inaugural Beertavia, a craft beer festival featuring more than 50 brews. The event takes place in the parking lot at Jackson and Center streets from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $40; VIP tickets are $55; designated drivers pay $10. Tickets are available at Angotti Beverages, located at 61 Jakcson St., or from

Beertavia is brought to you by the Downtown Business Improvement District. Phone 344-0900.

May 14, 2015 - 3:24pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, elba.
Event Date and Time: 
May 17, 2015 -
2:00pm to 7:00pm

The Elba Fire Department is hosting a Pasta Dinner to benefit Elba Central School senior Michael Pfendler in his fight against testicular cancer. It will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, at the Elba Firemen's Rec Hall, located at 7143 Route 98 in Elba.

Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids.

Dinner includes pasta with meatballs & sauce, coleslaw, bread, drink and dessert.

Also available will be raffles, Chinese auction baskets, 50/50, and more.

May 5, 2015 - 8:45am
posted by Billie Owens in Event, Stafford, Ely Parker, tonawanda indians.
Event Date and Time: 
May 27, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Terry C. Abrams, administrative coordinator of WNYAHA and vice-president of the Tonawanda Reservation Historical Society will be the speaker at the Stafford Historical Society's Wednesday, May 27, monthly meeting. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall located at the corner of Route 237 and Route 5. His program will be a power point presentation on the life of Ely Parker and his contributions to local and national history.

April 28, 2015 - 9:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, john philip newell, christianity.
Event Date and Time: 
May 20, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

“The Rebirthing of God”
A Celtic Evening with REV. DR. JOHN PHILIP NEWELL
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7 p.m.
at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Main St., Batavia

Come and listen to internationally acclaimed scholar, teacher, retreat leader, author and poet John Philip Newell challenge us to explore a new beginning for Christianity. In the midst of dramatic changes in Western Christianity he offers the hope of a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us.

April 28, 2015 - 8:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, youth court.
Event Date and Time: 
May 5, 2015 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Genesee County Youth Court Graduation, Law Day Mock Trial & Open House

Date: Tuesday, May 5th

Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

Location: Old Court House, 7 Main St., Batavia

April 13, 2015 - 4:31pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, bird watching, Audobon Society.
Event Date and Time: 
April 18, 2015 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Iroquois Observations Owl Prowl – A Buffalo Audubon Event Saturday, April 18 from 7 to 9 pm Best suited for older children and adults, FREE.

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge – 1101 Casey Road, Basom.

Prepare for an off-road walk and travel by car between sites. Meet at the visitor center. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call 585-948-5445, ext. 7036, to register. Led by Chuck Rosenburg.

April 9, 2015 - 4:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in Stafford, Event.
Event Date and Time: 
April 22, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Stafford Historical Society, on Wednesday, April 22, will host a program featuring Gretchen Murray Sepik, who will speak in the persona of Mary Jemison --White Seneca Woman of the Genesee. As Mary, Gretchen will tell of her life among the Senecas and how she adapted to and came to love her new community.

Letchworth State Park land was once owned by Mary Jemison where, at the Council Grounds, she is buried and where a statue has been erected in her honor. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the town hall located at 8903 Route 237.

April 9, 2015 - 3:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, Ascension Parish.
Event Date and Time: 
April 25, 2015 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Ascension Parish will host the Fruit of the Vine Wine Tasting Fun Raiser ™ on Sunday, April 25th from 5-8 p.m.

This year the event is open to the general public and for adults 21 years of age and older (proper identification is required). This event will feature premium Finger Lakes wines handcrafted by Eagle Crest and O-Neh-Da Vineyards of Hemlock Lake.

March 13, 2015 - 12:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in Gardening, Event.
Event Date and Time: 
March 25, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fight the Blight – Late Blight that is. Do you grow tomatoes or potatoes in your garden? Have you had problems with late blight wiping out your plants in the past? If so, then join the Genesee County Master Gardeners on March 25th from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn about this serious plant disease.

We will cover what this disease is, effective management strategies for your garden and what to do if it does infect your plants. Our guest speaker will be Elizabeth Buck, a member of the Cornell University Vegetable Team.

March 2, 2015 - 3:05pm
posted by Billie Owens in richmond library, Event.
Event Date and Time: 
March 19, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Come view the movie and join us for a group discussion afterward. This month’s movie, “Jersey Boys," is loosely based on the life and times of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Host:  Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia

Event:  Reel Discussions

Date & Time:  Thursday, March 19th at 6 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 343-9550 or log onto

February 19, 2015 - 2:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in richmond library, Event.
Event Date and Time: 
March 4, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Event:  Billy Wilder Movie Series

Place:  Richmond Memorial Library

Date & Time:  Wednesday, March 4th at 6 pm.

Join us for another Billy Wilder movie hosted by Hiram Kasten. Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, an ageing silent film queen, and William Holden as the struggling writer who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen’s most memorable characters in "Sunset Boulevard." Winner of three Academy Awards, directed by Billy Wilder’s orchestration of the bizarre tale is a true cinematic classic.

February 4, 2015 - 12:08am
posted by Billie Owens in Event, crossroads house.
Event Date and Time: 
February 8, 2015 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

"Come In From the Cold for Crossroads"

Larry's Steakhouse is opening this Sunday to host a special event. Beginning at 2 p.m. you can listen to music by the Old Hippies, enjoy complimentary chili and munchies and even enter a Euchre tournament.

Guest bartenders at the cash bar will donate all gratuities to Crossroads House. This event is brought to you in part by the Genesee County Libertarian Party with a focus on compassion and friendship and without political agenda.

Join us for an afternoon of fun entertainment. The event concludes at 5 p.m.

February 3, 2015 - 6:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
Event Date and Time: 
February 21, 2015 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Get out and take in a winter wonderland of snow-covered trees, ice-covered ponds, and winter wildlife activity with a snowshoe hike at Genesee County Park and Forest, offered every Saturday in February.

February 3, 2015 - 6:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
Event Date and Time: 
February 14, 2015 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Get out and take in a winter wonderland of snow-covered trees, ice-covered ponds, and winter wildlife activity with a snowshoe hike at Genesee County Park and Forest, offered every Saturday in February.

Daytime hikes cost is $15 per person. Snowshoes are provided, or you may bring your own.

Hikes begin at 1 p.m. at the Nature Center with a brief history of snowshoeing and a lesson on walking in snowshoes. No previous experience is needed. On the trail, your Naturalist guide points out signs of wildlife activity in the woodlands as you take in your surroundings.

January 16, 2015 - 2:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
Event Date and Time: 
February 12, 2015 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

The next City of Batavia Police Facility Task Force meetings will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12, and Tuesday, March 10, starting at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Police Station at 10 W. Main Street.

If there are any questions, please contact:

Office of the City Manager
One Batavia City Centre
Batavia, New York 14020
Phone: (585) 345-6330
Fax: (585) 343-8182

December 26, 2014 - 4:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in T.F. Brown's, Event.
Event Date and Time: 
December 26, 2014 - 10:00pm to December 27, 2014 - 1:00am

Macy Paradise, a professional DJ from Batavia now living in Colorado, will do a benefit show at T.F. Brown's at 10 tonight. People are encouraged to make a donation in the name of Baby Chandler (Zuchs) for the event and proceeds will go to GCASA.

By donating money to GCASA, Paradise says he hopes "to prevent losing another innocent child to violence."

November 6, 2014 - 11:57am
posted by Judy Spring in Event, nature, Craft, activity.
Event Date and Time: 
December 6, 2014 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Create A Critter

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014


Cost: $5/one adult and one child ($3/additional child)

Pre-registration required. Call #585-344-1122 to register.

Join us and use your creativity to make creatures,ornaments, and decorations out of natural materials colleced from nature. Use pinecones, nuts, seeds, wildflowers, and such. Decorate your home 'naturally' this winter. Program held at Genesee County Park & Forest Interpretive Nature Center, 11095 Bethany Center Rd., E. Bethany.




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