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June 11, 2018 - 10:40am
posted by Pauline Miano in Family Fun.
Event Date and Time: 
July 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, July 14 is Pig Roast and Parade Day in Elba.  Join us for the Elba Betterment Committee's annual Pig Roast and the return of the Elba Fireman's Onion Queen Parade.  The fun starts at noon with a Kiddie Parade into the Village Park.  Food, Bonce Houses, live music, vendors, crafts, Mr. Scribbles and more!  The Big Parade starts at 4:00, followed by the crowning of the Onion Queen.  Fun continues at the Park until 7:00
December 8, 2017 - 10:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in Family Fun.
Event Date and Time: 
November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

You are invited to come to:
November “Golden Rule” Fun Fest
Luke 6:31 – Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Batavia First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Rd., Batavia
Games & Crafts: Basketball Hoops, Foose Ball Table, Scruples, Train & Sand Table, Board Games, crafts and more!
Bible Story Activities: “The Golden Rule” – What Should I Do? and Packing Operation Christmas Child Boxes
Food: Homemade Soup & Deli Sandwiches, Apple & Pumpkin Dessert!

December 8, 2017 - 10:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in Family Fun.
Event Date and Time: 
December 10, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel Paddock Room
Date: December 10th, 2017
Time: 11 AM – 3 PM
Price: FREE Admission
Info: FREE kids games & activities, photos with Santa, sleigh rides on the racetrack, popcorn & hot chocolate! There will be $1 hot dogs and $0.50 sodas available for sale too. We can’t wait to see you all and celebrate the holiday season!

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in Family Fun.
Event Date and Time: 
December 2, 2017 (All day)

Le Roy Winterfest, December 2, 2017. Stroll the village beginning at 10 am. Visit local shops, see Santa, craft and bake sales, free activities. Community tree lighting at 6 pm. www.iloveleroynewyork.com

November 27, 2017 - 4:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, Holidays, model trains, events, Family Fun, children.
Event Date and Time: 
December 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Genesee Society of Model Engineers will host the club's Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 2nd, at the club's facilities located at 50 Main St. (Route 63), Oakfield (above the M&T Bank). The FREE event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The club's facilities feature operating layouts in O Gauge (Lionel), HO & N scale as well as push trains for the little ones.

Refreshments will be served and club members will be available to answer your model railroading questions. A great family-oriented event filled with photo-ops and fun for kids of all ages.

November 14, 2017 - 2:28pm

Press release:

Explore your creative side this season at Genesee County Park & Forest!

Save a spot for Nature’s treats on the dinner table at your next feast! Join us for "Nature’s Feast: Turkeys and more" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 18th! Learn to find and prepare the dishes that nature has to offer with a Naturalist guide! Meet at the Interpretive Nature Center. Wear waterproof boots and dress for the weather! $5/person, $10/family. Space is limited, preregistration is required! Call 585-344-1122!

Then on Saturday, Dec. 2, learn how with a touch of creativity and hot glue, you can turn some pine cones, seed pods, and other natural materials into your own unique creation! Join us at the Interpretive Nature Center for "Create-a-Critter."

Session 1 is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Session 2 is from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sign up for either session, cost for each is $5/person, $10/family. Enjoy some quiet time and laughs with your favorite people. Your critter can even be a perfect gift for your loved ones! All materials provided. Call 585-344-1122! Space is limited, preregistration is required.

October 25, 2017 - 2:29pm
Event Date and Time: 
October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Beggar’s Night at Premier Genesee

Friday Oct. 27 2017

Premier Genesee • 278 Bank St, Batavia, NY 14020

(585) 344-0584

Residents will be passing out candy throughout the facility starting at 7pm until all the candy is gone!

Please come in with your kids, pets & friends.

October 13, 2017 - 2:14pm
posted by Genesee Chamber... in holiday hollow, Family Fun, corfu.

This year marks a quarter of a century for Holiday Hollow, and the last year of the Halloween and Pirate-themed mini-Renaissance fair that has delighted families for ages. If you’ve never been, this is your last chance to check it out. If you’ve gone before, don’t miss your opportunity to say goodbye with one last trip to this amazing October destination!

Holiday Hollow is full of surprises; from a Haunted Parlor to a Mad Tea Party, Talking Pumpkins, Fairy Tales and the Wacky Witch’s Spooky Forest cooking show, there is plenty to see and do when you visit. Get lost in Hook’s Dark Maze, or witness the Hollow’s famous pirate sword fighting. Eat your fill at the Popcorn Wagon, or show your “spirit” with a custom face painting.

This year, Holiday Hollow welcomes two new shows – the comedic “Witches’ Coven” and a new Gypsy comedy show. Both are sure to delight, introducing new acts and characters never seen before.

You don’t have to worry about getting rained out or missing the adventure – because Holiday Hollow is open every Saturday and Sunday throughout the rest of October – rain or shine. Hours run from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (with a 2:00 p.m. end time on particularly rainy days). Admission is $13 for adults and kids over 10, and $12 for kids age 3-10, with children two and under free!

When you’ve had your fill of the fun, take home a keepsake from Treasure Island or Cricket Cottage – a lasting memory of your time mingling with the ruffians, rascals, and spooky scoundrels who call Holiday Hollow home.

Holiday Hollow is located just off Exit 48A on the New York State Thruway (I-90). For directions or more information, call 585-762-8160 or visit their website at http://www.holidayhollow.com/Holiday_Hollow/Home.html

To learn more visit www.VisitGeneseeNY.com

February 6, 2015 - 12:56pm
posted by Mike Pyszczek in Family Fun.
Event Date and Time: 
March 29, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

The premier hobby event for over 30 years. All forms of model railroad and train related merchandise will be available. Items offered: All scales of model trains, clothing, historic rr items, books and videos. Modeling demos, door prizes. Free parking

May 4, 2013 - 7:20am
posted by Richard Wallace in Family Fun.
Event Date and Time: 
May 4, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

2013 Drum Circle #5

August 17, 2012 - 6:20pm

Press Release:

I am having a community clean up this Sunday for individuals and families to help our town and the environment.

It is good to teach our kids (our future) that it is important to take care of this earth that takes care of us. If you would like to join us in cleaning up, please contact me for details.

Thank you and I pray you can make time to help such a good cause. God bless.

You can reach me at [email protected] (or see the event's Facebook page). Thank you for your time.

July 20, 2010 - 8:20am


As it has always done in the past, Olde Tyme Days provided a day of fun and entertainment reminiscent of yesteryear. This year saw a record number of people turn out  to enjoy the event and I thought Batavian readers might enjoy these photos.


Always a high point at Olde Tyme Days is the town meeting - here being called to order.


Who and what is the subject of this years meeting? Why its none other than Cornelius!


The doc and the marshall listen as Cornelius is accused.


The tension builds as the charges are brought....DSCF3784.JPG

The marshall prepares to confront Cornelius...DSCF3785.JPG

as local townfolk add a bit of fuel to the fire.


Others, however, find the proceedings amusing!


Though Cornelius "skates" as always, a sense of justice - or humor - prevails. 





the maestro directs his charges!


a 21st century rendezvous man.


the little ones enjoyed themselves as the ponies earned their keep on this day!


The doc helps samples some of the homemade jam.


A West Jackson Corners side street.


what are these youngsters aiming at?


None other than Goliath.....


under the watchful eyes of this fellow, who also managed to keep an eye on a couple of roving explorers....those are his grandsons in photo below.








it was a great day at West Jackson Corners, with a good time had by all and by days end,


most were a bit spent.

July 16, 2010 - 6:19pm
posted by JIM NIGRO in Announcements, Family Fun, Olde Tyme Days.


Care to spend a few hours in a simpler, less complicated era? If so, then it might be worth the twenty minute ride to West Jackson Corners this Sunday, July 18th. Olde Tyme Days festivities will begin at approximately 11 a.m. right across the road from East Shelby Community Bible Church. There will be plenty of food and refreshments on hand, none costing more than a penny! Hot dogs, homemade pies (rhubarb, cherry, blueberry, apple, peach, blackberry etc.) homemade ice cream, homemade bread and more will be available.


Here the ladies are serving up homemade bread and other snacks. Note the open hearth in the background.


One of the woodworkers diplaying his craft. In addition to woodworking, Olde Tyme Days offers demonstrations in blacksmithing, tinsmithing, weaving, candlemaking and much more - and the opportunity to try your hand at any or all.


There will be horse-drawn wagon rides through the countryside and pony rides for the kids.


Lots of singing....


and laughter-inducing entertainment...DSCF2154.JPG   is the order of the day.  If you've got a free hour or two come Sunday, come on out to Olde Tyme Days where the food is a penny and the activities are free! Located on East Shelby Rd. two miles north of Swallow Hollow Trail.  

April 20, 2010 - 9:40am
posted by Rachael Tabelski in parade, festival, Family Fun, Car Show, Idol Contest.
Event Date and Time: 
June 12, 2010 - 11:00am to 11:00pm


The Bergen Business & Civic Association (BBCA) invites you to “Go Country” on Saturday June 12, 2010 at the 21st annual Bergen Park Festival and Parade.  We encourage everyone to dust off your cowboy boots, put on your hat and enjoy some family fun at this years festival. 


April 19, 2010 - 1:02pm
posted by Gretel Kauffman in Announcements, elba, Elba Central School, Family Fun, tobacco free.

Those looking for a fun, tobacco-free family night can find just that in the Elba Central School gymnasium from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21. Families with children in Pre-K through sixth grade are welcome to play games like Dance Dance Revolution and basketball; refresh with smoothies, ice cream, and other healthy snacks; and enjoy a DJ and live entertainment.

"This will tie in with our tobacco-free policy," says school nurse Cathy Contant, "and we're hoping it will really reduce the (TV) screen time that families have."

Contant is one of the main organizers of the night, along with counselor Kelly Carlie and several teachers. It is also a senior project for students Sherday Schultz, Julie Marshall, Rebecca Morse and Meghan Andrews.

The four seniors agree that they hope the night will encourage fitness and family togetherness in a fun way. They are hoping that local families will, for at least one night, turn off the TV and spend more time together.

"We want to promote a healthy lifestyle," says Marshall.

The night will be co-sponsored in part by Reality Check and Genesee County Stop DWI.  There is no admission charge and is open to anyone with young children.

October 22, 2009 - 9:27am
posted by Lynda Hodgins in Family Fun, disney, encore theatre arts, live theatre.
Event Date and Time: 
January 7, 2010 - 7:30pm to January 10, 2010 - 2:00pm

Encore Theatre Arts Presents: Disney's High School Musical On Stage

January 7-9 ,7:30 PM and January 10, 2:00 PM. Batavia High School Auditorium

Directed by Lynda Hodgins, Choreographer Tara Kaczorowski, Music Director, Eric Traugott, Orchestra Director, Kevin Mclaud.

Tickets are $12.00 Adult, $10.00 Senior and Students, $8.00 Children under 12.

Advance General Admission tickets available beginning  Dec 1, 2009 at:

Adam Miller Toys and Bikes 8 Center St Batavia, NY. 585 343 0548 or at the door.

August 25, 2009 - 1:23pm
posted by christine daly in arts, crafts, Letchworth, Family Fun.
Event Date and Time: 
October 10, 2009 - 10:00am to October 12, 2009 - 4:00pm

Letchworth State Park - Highbanks Recreation Area 

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