Calendar & Events
Chocolate and Wine Weekend
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake. Pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling chocolates, or foods prepared with chocolate, creatively paired with wine. Over the 2-1/2 day event, visit 30 unique participating wineries and enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation. And with the event’s proximity to Valentine’s Day, spending the weekend with a loved one, sampling wine and eating an diverse variety of chocolate and chocolate-themed dishes, there is no better way to your love for each other than by enjoying this weekend-long event, together. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $35 per person.
Odd Ball, Old Dog
Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport
Painting with Dick Kane
the Arts Center of Yates County
Instructor: Dick Kane
Days/Hours: Mondays, January 26 - March 2, 2015, 9:30 - 1 pm - No class February 16
$140.00 Members $175.00 Non-Members
Age Group: Adult
Regardless of the subject, how a painting is designed or composed makes a great difference in the final result. This class with renowned artist, Dick Kane, will focus on creating compositions that accomplish the specific goal of any painting.
Wednesday Winter Happy Hour Series
Heron Hill- 9301 County Rt 76, Hammondsport
We’re warming-upon Wednesdays with the Wednesday Winter Happy Hour Series
Wine-down and participate in one of our featured tastings, or just stop by for a glass of wine and good company.
Light snacks prepared will also be available.
No cover charge. Featured tastings are $10, $8 for Case club members, and free to our Platinum and Gold Wine Club members.
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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Public Workshop on Invasive Species
Cornell Cooperative Extension- 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan
Penn Yan Moose Lodge- 301 Elm St
Tickets available at the door but pre-sale preferred. Purchase yours from a local 4-H member or at Cornell Cooperative Extension (417 Liberty St, Penn Yan)
Cost- $7 Individual (youth or adult)/ $28 for an immediate family.
Sponsored by 4-H of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County
Preschool Storytime: Polar Bear Play
Branchport Library Grapevine
Our preschool storytime is every Friday at 11:00 am and is open to all ages. Preschool storytime is designed to introduce a variety of “school-ready” concepts to children ages 2-4. Each storytime explores the magic of reading through themed stories, songs, dance, games and crafts.
Remember, storytime is an enriching program for preschool aged children to help build their social skills, develop their fine and gross motor skills and establish reading skills and word knowledge. These milestones are important to the growth and development of your little one.
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.
Tour du Vin Road Show
Good Luck Restaurant - 50 Anderson Avenue, Rochester NY
Rooster Hill will once again be on the road bringing our best wines to you this winter. The first event is at the Good Luck Restaurant in Rochester on Firday, Feb. 27, 2015. If you haven’t been to this highly rated restaurant then take advantage of this opportunity. Last years event was amazing as everyone enjoyed the culinary creations that were unique and designed to pair perfectly with our wines. This is truly a foodie event so register today because space is limited.
Cost is $30 per person plus tax
Call Rooster Hill for reservations: 315-536-4773
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
This is the Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s newest series of more intimate, smaller wine and food pairing events. Partnering with the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, Preferred Pairings are a series of three, one day events the fourth Saturday of each month in the first half of 2015. Each participating winery will be matched up with a creamery, offering ticketed attendees 3-4 delicious pairings of regional cheese paired with our members’ wines.This series of events are co-sponsored by the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. Each of these three event dates are individually ticketed. Tickets purchased in advance are $20 per person.