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December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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January 21, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Billy Martin’s Cole All-Star Circus — “The Original and Best!” — will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, in the gymnasium at Le Roy High School to benefit the Class of 2016.
Tickets are $10 in advance for adults, or $15 at the door. Kids 12 and younger attend free with paid adult. Tickets available at the school office.

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
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January 30, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

The Corfu-Pembroke Community Winterfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Pembroke Community Center. It’s located at 116 E. Main St. in Corfu.

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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March 30, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

“The Making of a fashion designer.” Genesee Community College Fashion Design, Business and Computer Information Systems Professor, Donna Ehrhart, will be speaking at the Tea X Design event on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 1 – 2 p.m. in room T119, at the Batavia Campus Center.
Guests will be invited to enjoy an afternoon tea and cookies social in addition to hearing about the fashion design process. Professor Ehrhart will explain how an individual can bring an idea from conception to the marketplace. This event is FREE and open to the public.

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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January 3, 2017 (All day) to March 4, 2017 (All day)

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia is offering a winter reading program for adults called “Blizzard of Reading.” Be rewarded for your reading! Receive grand prize entries for each book read (up to four). Read anything you want, including the option to read a magazine or issues of local and national newspapers as one of your entries. Prizes are funded by the Friends of the Library. Information is available in the library, on Facebook (@richmondmemoriallibrary,) by calling 585-343-9550 and at www.batavialibrary.org.

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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February 2, 2017 (All day)

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia is hosting “Harry Potter Book Night” on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 pm. Join us as libraries and bookstores from around the world celebrate the magic of Harry Potter on this special night! The program is for all ages, although younger children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be Harry Potter activities, crafts, and more. Space is limited; registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume.

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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February 11, 2017 (All day)

An Evening with Sonny Mayo
Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $5 for students and kids under 12; general admission $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Sponsored by CY Farms
Benefit for the GCC History Club
Any further questions call Professor Derek Maxfield at 585-343-0055 ext. 6288 or email [email protected]

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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February 11, 2017 (All day)

The History Club of Genesee Community College is excited to announce a benefit concert. Sponsored by CY Farms, An Evening with Sonny Mayo on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stuart Steiner Theater, and will feature music from Mayo’s newest CD, “Chasing the Chord.” All proceeds from the concert will be dedicated to the History Club’s first-ever spring break history tour.
Advance tickets are encouraged by contacting Derek Maxfield.

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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September 19, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

The Batavia Silver Stars along with the Chili-based Cloverleaf Squares are Western square dance clubs and they will be performing at Darien Lake Theme Park twice this month.
They will have a demo dance from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. For more information about WNY square dance clubs visit squaredancingrochester.org

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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September 26, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Batavia Silver Stars along with the Chili-based Cloverleaf Squares are Western square dance clubs and they will be performing at Darien Lake Theme Park twice this month.
They will have a demo dance from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. For more information about WNY square dance clubs visit squaredancingrochester.org

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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October 23, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for a Skid Steer Rodeo in the parking lot of Batavia’s Empire Tractor store on East Main Street Friday, Oct. 23, and/or Saturday, Oct. 24 (Saturday’s rodeo hours are 9 to 2). Lunch will be served both days.
Prove you’re the best! Win prizes! Manufacturer’s reps will be on hand to answer all your questions.
We offer a three-year/3,000-hour warranty on Skid Steers and CTLs. Serving you since 1891: Reliable equipment, quick parts, smart service.

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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October 24, 2015 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Join us for a Skid Steer Rodeo in the parking lot of Batavia’s Empire Tractor store on East Main Street Saturday, Oct. 24. Lunch will be served.
Prove you’re the best! Win prizes! Manufacturer’s reps will be on hand to answer all your questions.
We offer a three-year/3,000-hour warranty on Skid Steers and CTLs. Serving you since 1891: Reliable equipment, quick parts, smart service.

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
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October 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Join 90.7FM (WGCC) on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Genesee Community College for Batavia’s best family Halloween event, the fourth annual Play, Eat and Trick-or-Treat! The fun begins at 10 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. in the GCC Forum.

December 2, 2017 - 11:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia society of artists, art, entertainment, news.

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The Batavia Society of Artists hung their artwork today at the Richmond Memorial Library for their annual winter show.

The show opens Monday with an opening reception Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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December 2, 2017 - 10:05am

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Opening night of "Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone" SOLD OUT its first performance at Batavia High School last evening. Students from the Drama Club performed their 16th annual show and had the crowd laughing and on their toes throughout the performance.

Director Caryn Leigh Wood has worked with many students but this was challenging, especially toward the finale. Sorrow was still resonating for the cast, who lost a former BHS student, Tori Nigro, in a sudden accident last week. 

The Drama Club ended the performance with a tribute honoring the memory of Tori.

There are two remaining shows, tonight at 7:30 and a matinee tomorrow at 2 o'clock. Tickets are $8, and $6 for students and seniors.

For more photos go to: http://steveognibenephotography.zenfolio.com/p419033762

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November 30, 2017 - 2:03pm
posted by James Burns in news, batavia, GO ART!, arts, entertainment.

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When was the last time you were at GO ART!? Well the Genesee Orleans Regional Art Council has been very busy over the last year. You may have noticed the Picnic In the Park on July 4th was a little larger and had more activities. 

GO ART! has been busy behind the scenes, too. At Seymour Place, where GO ART! is located in Batavia (201 E. Main St.), they have increased the galleries from one to four, tripling the amount of art on display at any given time. Currently all four galleries are filled. 

For Christmas in the City, and throughout the month of December, GO ART! has assembled more than 150 pieces of classic and contemporary art, including sculpture and jewelry that are offered for sale.

“GO ART! has been very lucky to have had many great works donated to us through the years," Director Gregory Hallock said. “So much so that we don't have room to store it all and for the first time we are offering those without stipulations and owned by GO ART! up for sale to the public."

They have not just been busy with art. GO ART! has reworked the kitchen, complete with four new Viking ranges, for culinary classes. The ovens received a bit of a workout yesterday as they made cookies for Christmas in the City.

Starting at 5 p.m. on Friday GO ART! will be hosting a Slavic Christmas complete with Santa Claus and an accordion band; sandwiches from Red Osier Landmark Restaurant will also be sold at Seymour Place for the event.  

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November 22, 2017 - 10:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BHS Drama Club, Batavia HS, batavia, news, arts, entertainment.

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Batavia High School's Drama Club performs "Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone," a parody by Dean O'Carroll, next weekend.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Dec. 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. on Dec. 3.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door.

The cast:

  • Sally Cotter, Eryn Dunn
  • Sally's Mother, Tanner Kolb
  • Reubenon Ryebread, Cameron Bontrager
  • 1st Censor, Madeline Keenan
  • 2nd Censor, Alicia Scroger
  • Dave, Pierce Corbelli
  • Harmonica, Elise Hoerbelt
  • Ursa Malaise, Parise Ricks
  • Ed Molar, James Weatherbee
  • Professor Athena McDonaldsa, Tanner Kolb
  • Professor Shiftia Shape, Aubrey Towner
  • Professor Albatross Underdrawers, Evan Bellavia
  • Aaron A. Ardvarkovich, Gavin Tucker
  • Shea'mon Canavan, AT Thatcher
  • Navel Longfellow, Samuel Rigerman
  • Polly Pixie, Emily Kilner
  • Poppy Pixie, Riley MacDonough
  • London Liverwurst, Lillian Whiting
  • Val Crabby, Courtney Lougheed
  • Gerry Boyle, Oliver Havens
  • Freesia Chestnut, Jordyn Mott
  • Kitty Ball, Macayla Burke
  • Chloe Crane, Claire Griffith-Sarkis
  • Patty Petronia, Laura Lepkowski
  • Hedgerow the Owl, Phoebe Fryer

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November 22, 2017 - 9:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in GCC, Forum Players, entertainment, music, news.

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Genesee Community College's Forum Players will perform "Strong Kids" Children's Theatre at 7 p.m., Dec. 1, at the Stuart Steiner Theater. 

The musical celebrates confidence and believing in one's self while simultaneously addressing bullying, peer pressure, and rejection often faced by children today. It is a musical compilation of poems, new and original monologues, and some classic favorites from "Hairspray," "The King and I," "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," "Wicked," and "The Lion King."

The cast of "Strong Kids" are all GCC students and includes singers, dancers and soloists. 

The cast:

  • Abanoor Abdi, Vocal Ensemble, Rochester
  • Celeste Brownell, president of Forum Players 2017-2018, Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, Dance Ensemble, Bergen
  • Chrisjon Canty, Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, Rochester
  • Marissa Carbonell, Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, Dance Ensemble, Batavia
  • Emily Carey, Vocal Ensemble, Medina
  • Joseph Cartwright II, Dance Ensemble, Hunt
  • Jamie Crawford, Dance Ensemble, Mount Morris
  • Jack Diskin, Vocal Soloist, Le Roy
  • Kayla Lander, Dance Ensemble, Dance Soloist, Mayfield
  • Troy McCrorey, Vocal Ensemble, Chester, S.C.
  • Liliam Montilla, Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, New York City
  • Rebecca Naber, Dance Ensemble, Hamburg
  • Erin Phillips, Vocal Soloist, Batavia
  • Cameron Sanzo, Dance Ensemble, Batavia
  • Jennifer Schreiber, Dance Ensemble, Rochester
  • Cody Taylor, Vocal Soloist, Dance Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, Medina
  • Taylor Wilson, Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, Dance Ensemble, Cheektowaga
  • Maki Ishikawa, Vocal Soloist, Vocal Ensemble, Japan
  • Sayaka Miura, Vocal Soloist, Chiryu City, Japan
  • Natsumi Sasabe, Dance Ensemble, Vocal Soloist, Japan
  • Akane Hagiwara, Dance Ensemble, Japan

"Strong Kids" is directed by Maryanne Arena.

Tickets to see "Strong Kids" are available now and are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (55+) and GCC faculty/staff. Students and children pay $3, and GCC alumni with ID will receive a $2 discount on an adult ticket. To reserve seats, contact the GCC box office at [email protected] or (585) 345-6814.

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November 21, 2017 - 5:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in Stafford, charity, music, entertainment, jamboree, Announcements.

There will be a Jamboree Benefit Fundraiser for Mark Dougherty at the Stafford Fire Hall from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. Admission is free; donations accepted.

Five bands will perform:

  • Scott / Ryan
  • Front Porch Pickers
  • Tonk ! Bros.
  • Rick Howe Band
  • KW Does Country

There will also be a basket raffle, 50/50 and Bell Jar tickets.

Special thanks to Bill Pitcher.

The Stafford Fire Hall is located at 6153 Main Road in Stafford.

November 21, 2017 - 5:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, music, entertainment, charity, Stafford.
Event Date and Time: 
December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

There will be a Jamboree Benefit Fundraiser for Mark Dougherty at the Stafford Fire Hall from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. Admission is free; donations accepted.

Five bands will perform:

  • Scott / Ryan
  • Front Porch Pickers
  • Tonk ! Bros.
  • Rick Howe Band
  • KW Does Country

There will also be a basket raffle, 50/50 and Bell Jar tickets.

Special thanks to Bill Pitcher.

The Stafford Fire Hall is located at 6153 Main Road in Stafford.

November 20, 2017 - 4:59pm
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December 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Genesee Chorale Ensemble, a select group of 20 singers, will perform at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1 E. Main St., Le Roy on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.

The group, under the direction of Ric Jones, will perform sacred and secular music of the season. The evening will also include a vocal quartet of Kim and Tom Cox, Jim Ellison and Pat Fussell.

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