Calendar & Events
Cruisin’ the Tropics Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Pull out your tropical shirts, put on your sunglasses, go sockless in your boat shoes, wear your favorite beach hat, and join us for a weekend of relaxation in the tropics . . . just remember, life is what we make it! Each ticket holder receives a gift item at their starting winery. A self-guided tour “cruising” around beautiful Seneca Lake, visiting 29 unique participating wineries, many with their own tropical theme, over the 2-1/2 day weekend of “fun in the tropics”. This event is co-sponsored by the Elmira Corning Regional Airport. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $35 per person.
Maple Weekend at Our Farm
Come see maple syrup made on a wood fired evaporator! 4499 Belknap Hill Rd., Branchport. 315.530.2499
Tumbler Time (last class)
Branchport Library Grapevine
Looking to get your little one out and moving this winter? The Branchport Library is offering a preschool exercise program for parents/caregivers and their child(ren).
‘Tumbler Time” creates opportunities for unstructured play, muscle strengthening, building on fine and gross motor development and socializing.
Each class will have a stretching/yoga, an unstructured obstacle course and opportunities for parents/caregivers to guide a fun group activity!
Tumbler Time will be once a week, on alternating Tuesdays and Saturdays. No registration or fees required. Open to all ages.
Instructor: Barbara Doyle
$ Members $ Non-Members
Age Group: Adult
Build your skills to create magical works of art using elements of composition and design. We will explore topics such as unity, balance, movement, proportion and color in the medium of your choice.
9th Annual Celebrity Guest Chef Pasta Night Series
Glenora Wine Cellars
Glenora Wine Cellars is pleased to announce the start of their Ninth Annual Celebrity Guest Chef Pasta nights at Veraisons Restaurant. The Thursday night series begins on January 8th and continues until April 30th.
Every Thursday, local celebrities will don aprons to prepare and serve guests fresh dishes of pasta from the pasta buffet station. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the charity of the Chef’s choice each evening. At the conclusion of the series, Glenora Wine Cellars matches the donation to the charity that brings in the most patrons. Over the last 9 years, Glenora Wine Cellars has donated close to $12,000 to local charities. On the horizon 2016 marks the 10th Anniversary of the series, which will bring a season long celebration, with details to come throughout 2015.
Guests receive a fresh garden salad, a bread basket at their table, and unlimited trips to the pasta station. The Celebrity Chefs, with help from Verasions staff, create fresh custom-made dishes of pasta from a selection of homemade sauces and ingredients including an array of meats, fresh vegetables, garlic, and herbs.
Pasta Night at Verasions is offered Thursday evenings from 5-8pm. Reservations are recommended by calling 1-800-243-5513. The cost is $17.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
For a complete lineup of 2015 Celebrity Guest Chefs, visit http://www.glenora.com/Restaurant/Fish-and-Brew-Friday.
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Branchport Library Grapevine
We offer a Pre-School Storytime every Friday morning at 11:00AM. Becky Holder leads children ages 0-5 in song, fingerplays, dancing, rhythm music, and story participation.
Each week’s stories are based on a different theme, and we always end with a craft or a “story souvenir” to take home. All preschool children, parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are welcome! School age brothers and sisters often come back to join the fun during school vacations.
Wire Links, Charms & Clasps
Instructor: Janis Long
$40.00 Members $48.00 Non-Members
Age Group: All Ages
Jewelry artist, Janis Long, will work with you to manipulate wire in a variety of shapes to create 6 charms, 4 different types of wire clasps and 6 wire links to create a one-of-a-kind charm bracelet or pendant using silver, brass and copper wire.
Master Works Exhibit
Yates County Arts Center- 127 Main St, Penn Yan
An impromptu visit to a Matisse exhibit at Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery sparked a chord in a handful of regional fiber artists and resulted in the creation of a “loosely organized bevy of fiber artists from various points of western NY” calling themselves “The Sisterhood of the Scissors”. The upcoming Master Works exhibit running from March 20th to April 17th at the Flick gallery in Penn Yan will feature work done by these seven fiber artists, as well as Raku fired pottery by Mike Carrol of Avon. The exhibit will also include work in many other mediums created by member artists.
Enthralled by the line work of the great masters of the Sisterhood’s initial challenge to each other was to create a 12x12 study in the style of Matisse. It was an interesting exercise with few rules- 12x12 and to be executed in fiber- and great fun to share the results. Each member of the group has favorite artists and together they’ve continued this adventure one foot at a time. On occasion one or more of the group will be unable to stay within the confines of the one foot square- a sort of ‘runs with scissors’ rebellion that they all embrace.
Members include Caren Betlinksi of Rushville, Julie Brandon of Williamson, Stephanie Ferris of Rochester, Ann Hawkins of Penn Yan, Elaine Ross of Batavia, Valerie Schultz of Honeoye, Liz Scott of Dundee, and Kate Wylie of Farmington.
This exhibit includes a selection of their exploration of favorite artists as well as pieces that showcase their personal fiber art. The exhibit opens March 20 from 5-7pm with wine tasting, live music, and hors d’oeuvres and is free and open to the public.