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April 26, 2018 - 3:01pm

Press release:

A dinner dance with music of the '40s, '50s, '60s, and a little bit of country, organized with Genesee County residents age 55 years and older in mind is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, May 31, at the Ascension Parish Center, 17 Sumner St., Batavia.

Presale tickets for the "Always on My Mind Dinner Dance" are $15 and available for purchase at the Senior Center, 2 Bank St., Batavia, through May 18 or until sold outTickets will not be available at the door.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; dinner service will begin at 5:30 p.m.; dancing and music start about 6:30.

The dinner menu is: black angus top round beef with mushroom sauce; roasted chicken breast with cornbread stuffing; rosemary roasted red potatoes, vegetable, green garden salad, fresh rolls and butter, beverages, crumb-topped (French) apple pie.

Ruth Spink, director at the Genesee County Office for the Aging, noted that, “As I was growing up, my folks would go out to dinner and dancing on a regular basis. Whether it was through church or my dad’s horse clubs, they’d be out on the dance floor every chance they got.

"When I was old enough and even beyond college, I’d join them. Restaurants all over the area had dance floors and bands playing. Sadly, those days are pretty well gone. Often, the only chance you get to have a meal and enjoy some good music and dancing is if you go to a wedding.

"We want to give people a chance to hear music of their era and feel those memories come rushing back.”

She also went on to say that, “This will be a fun evening whether you dance or not, have a date, come alone, or come with friends.”

Catering will be provided by Fred Hamilton; Chris Kalen will "spin the tunes"; and the Senior Center Quilters will be selling tickets for a chance to win a handmade patriotic quilt; and there will also be a basket raffle.

Further information is available by calling the Senior Center at 343-1611.

Below is a request for the DJ in advance -- The Chords' "Sh-Boom" from 1954. 

October 1, 2015 - 2:15pm
posted by Holland Land Office in live music, Live Music Dancing, dancing, Buffet, comfort food, Dance Fundraiser.
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October 10, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Stroll, twist, and jive your way to "Let's Go To The Hop!", an old-fashioned sock hop dance organized by Notre Dame High School, the Batavia Peace Garden, and the ARC of Genesee and Orleans Counties. Slick back your hair, put on your poodle skirts, and put on your dancing shoes! Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed and to the best dancers! And what's a sock hop without having it in a gym? Student volunteers from Notre Dame High School will be decorating the gymnasium with a 1950s theme. 
October 18, 2014 - 10:33am
posted by Holland Land Office in history, family, food, live music, fun, dancing.
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October 19, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

The Holland Land Office Museum and the Willow Bend Inn present a Fall Family Festival at the historic stage coach stop of the 1800s on Sunday, October 19th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Events include children's games and crafts, stagecoach travelers, Civil War and 1812 reenactors, musket firing, raffles, live music by Red Creek, food including wings, chicken fingers, fries, chili, burgers, and a cash bar.  This is a fundraiser for the Holland Land Office Museum.  Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children.  There will be a cowboy/cowgirl costume contest for children as well.  

February 18, 2011 - 10:11pm
posted by Amy Vlack in music, elba, Drama, fun, musical, tickets, dancing.
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February 25, 2011 - 7:00pm to February 26, 2011 - 7:00pm
The Elba Central School Drama club is proud to present their performance of the musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Performances are Friday, Feb.25 and Saturday, Feb. 26 beginning at 7:00 pm each night in the Elba Central School Auditorium. Tickets are $6 for students and Senior citizens, $8 for adults. Tickets are available at the Elba Central School District Office or at the door the night of the performances. Come for an evening of entertainment.
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