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May 3, 2021 - 10:46am
posted by Tracy Eisele in VBS, kids, family, church, fun, Event, free, community.
Event Date and Time: 
July 23, 2021 - 5:45pm to July 25, 2021 - 8:30pm
The Alexander United Methodist Church will be holding its 2021 Vacation Bible School from July 23-July 25. Registration begins at 5:45pm and the program runs until 8:30pm each evening. The church is located at 10540 Main Street, Alexander, NY 14005.  The theme for this year's Vacation Bible School is "To Mars and Beyond." Kids entering grades K-6 are invited to "Blast Off on an Amazing Adventure" to learn about Jesus through Bible stories, games and crafts. 
July 12, 2020 - 10:45pm
posted by Pauline Miano in music, food, entertainment, family.
Event Date and Time: 
August 31, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Elba Betterment, through a grant from GO ART!, and in conjunction with BEST ( Building Elba School Together) invites you to "Rock out" with Bobby and the Pedestrians. Rock painting, pizza from Andy's Pizza, ice cream from Zuber Farms and lots of family fun with our own Bobby Skrzypek.  Please bring your own chair and be prepared for social distancing and masks in common areas only  
July 17, 2019 - 10:16am
posted by Lisa Ace in Ascension Parish, Summer Fest, family, fun, music, food, batavia.
Event Date and Time: 
July 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 11:00pm

Ascension Parish - Summer Fest 
July 20 & July 21

12pm - 11pm - Both Days
Corner of Swan & Sumner Streets in Batavia, NY

Raffles / 50/50, Bar in a Barrel, Grill & Chill, Money Tree

Free entertainment: Main tent music schedule: Saturday July 20th

  • 12pm -3:45pm - The Special Delivery Band
  • 3:30pm -7:45pm - New Direction Band
  • 8pm - 11pm - OHMS Band

Sunday July 21

November 8, 2018 - 3:04pm
posted by Allison Lang in food, exploration, Dialouge, family.
Event Date and Time: 
December 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for the next installment in our FED series! Join us for evenings of savory meals, exciting talks, and group conversations on a series of topics that the contemporary church must address. Pairs of speakers will give talks that challenge, entertain and inspire.
November 8, 2018 - 3:02pm
posted by Allison Lang in family, food, exploration, Dialouge.
Event Date and Time: 
December 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for next installment in our FED series! Join us for evenings of savory meals, exciting talks, and group conversations on a series of topics that the contemporary church must address. Pairs of speakers will give talks that challenge, entertain and inspire.
November 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
posted by Allison Lang in family, Dialouge, food, exploration.
Event Date and Time: 
November 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for tnext installment in our FED series! Join us for evenings of savory meals, exciting talks, and group conversations on a series of topics that the contemporary church must address. Pairs of speakers will give talks that challenge, entertain and inspire.
November 8, 2018 - 2:36pm
posted by Allison Lang in Christmas, family, kids.
Event Date and Time: 
December 8, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Northgate Free Methodist Church invites the community to a ‘Vintage Christmas’ event, on Saturday, December 8th, from 5-8pm.  Enjoy a festive Christmas tractor hayride through our community prayer walk, complete with carols and a retelling of the Christmas story.  Come roast marshmallows around our bonfire, eat s’mores, drink hot chocolate, while the children are invited to create ornaments for the tree. There will be a small devotional, presented at 6pm, to ready our hearts and minds for the Christmas season, accompanied by a spectacular tree lighting.
September 24, 2018 - 12:29pm
posted by Allison Lang in family, kids, MOMS Club, New moms.
Event Date and Time: 
September 25, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:30pm
Mothers of Preschoolers or MOPS are groups of women who gather together twice a month to share and support each other in the remarkable journey that is motherhood. Meetings consist of relevant speakers, fun crafts, supportive conversations and fellowship. There is always hot coffee and free childcare provided at all MOPS meetings. Moms can choose from a 9am morning group or a 6:30pm evening group. MOPS is open to all moms with children from birth to their youngest child finishes kindergarten.
July 2, 2018 - 9:39am
posted by Allison Lang in fireworks, family, northgate.
Event Date and Time: 
July 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Starting at 7pm come out and enjoy some fun games, delicious food and a great view of the local fireworks display. Rain or shine we will have something for all ages and a time you won’t want to miss. Bring your family and friends to Northgate’s North Campus and celebrate with us.   8160 Bank Street Road Batavia, NY 14020
March 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Hurry in before March Madness ends and join the YMCA team on the road to success! Stop in the Y and sign up for a membership. The faster you do the more you save!

The countdown is on for the biggest savings: If you come in Thursday-Saturday we will waive the entire joining fee for you. Every day after that you will receive a percentage off of the joining fee.

  • Thursday, March 15th -- 100% Joining fee waived
  • Friday, March 16th -- 100% Joining fee waived
  • Saturday, March 17th -- 100% Joining fee waived
  • Sunday, March 18th -- 50% Joining fee waived
  • Monday, March 19th --  25% Joining fee waived 

Save more with a teammate, bring someone into the Y with you and if they sign up for a new membership* we will waive their joining fee (based on day). Complete our membership referral form and you can receive one free month of membership! Stop in before the buzzer sounds to score on savings! (*Excludes membership upgrades)

July 18, 2017 - 8:00am

The 178th annual Genesee County Fairgrounds turn out to be a great showing on opening night for the grand parade that marched through the grounds.  

For a complete schedule of daily events click here: http://gcfair.com/Home/FairInformation/DailySchedule.aspx









December 1, 2015 - 11:27am
posted by Joseph Langen in family, hard work, relationships.
There is no such thing as a perfect family. Behind every door there are issues. The difference is accepting and encouraging each family member as they are, not as we would like them to be. ~Catherine Pulsifer~   Are you at peace with everyone in your family? If so, congratulations! Be thankful for your family and for your ability to listen to each other and talk about your differences. No two people are the same. Our values and perceptions are all at least a little different. It is inevitable that from time to time we will see things in a way which conflicts with the views of even those closest to us.   If you find yourself in conflict with an acquaintance, it might not trouble you. What that person feels or believes might not matter that much to you and you just go on your way. There are plenty of other people in the world. Disagreeing with a few of them is no big deal. What they think does not affect your daily life. You just let it go unless you are one of those people who think everyone must agree with you.   What about conflict with a family member? Did you grow up in a family where your parents were able to listen to each other, digest what they heard and respond lovingly? I have never met a family which approaches conflict in this way one hundred percent of the time, including my own. You might have been lucky enough to have had parents who handled most conflicts this way. If so, you most likely learned good ways to handle conflict most of the time.   You might have had parents who weren’t so good at managing conflicts. If you never saw good ways to handle difficulties as you grew up, you might find yourself at a loss for how to manage your own conflicts. There are a few ways to improve your ability to handle conflict. Here are a few suggestions you might want to try.  
  1. Find out what is important to the other person and why. Learn how he or she feels about the issue and why.
  2. Next, think about what is important to you and make sure you understand your own feelings.
  3. Look for areas of agreement. Share these with each other.
  4. Share what you love and respect about each other.
  5. Make sure you understand the other’s viewpoint.
  6. Agree to hear and respect each other’s opinion even if you don’t agree with it.   
  7. Understanding might lesson the conflict but in the end you might need to accept each other as you both are.
  Life Lab Lessons    
  • Make sure you understand your own position and feelings about areas of conflict.
  • Get some help understanding yourself if you need it.
  • Do more listening than talking.
  • Try to understand your relative’s position and feelings.
  • Look for ways to support each other regardless of your differences.
October 2, 2015 - 1:14pm
posted by Holland Land Office in history, travel, family, driving, Museum.
Event Date and Time: 
October 3, 2015 - 10:00am to October 4, 2015 - 5:00pm
Spend Saturday and/or Sunday visiting these local museums. Get your passport stamped at each museum you visit and win a discount at a local restaurant or other merchant. Fun, educational, and just plain interesting!  Participating Museums include:
  • Medina Historical Society
  • Medina Railroad Museum
  • Oakfield Historical Society
  • Alabama Historical Society
  • Attica Historical Society
  • Alexander Historical Society
  • Holland Land Office Museum
  • Stafford Museum of History
  • Bergen House: Barn & Livery
September 28, 2015 - 12:49pm
posted by Jamie Lindsley in Oakfield, genesee county history, exhibit, family.
Event Date and Time: 
October 4, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Each Sunday the Oakfield Historical Society opens the Museum and Research Center to the public for two hours free of charge.  Current exhibits include the Indian Room, Glassware, Cary Seminary, Haxton Foods, and the War Room.  Families are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/730386113734719/
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