December 2016
Soldiers and Sailors Holiday Drawing
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

The Soldiers & Sailors Auxiliary is having a Holiday Drawing that offers a chance to win five different prizes. Ticket sales are underway, with the drawing slated December 16. 

The drawing includes three gift baskets and two collector dolls. Ticket buyers choose which item(s) they want a chance to win.

n  Basket 1 - 2 bath towels, 1 hand  towel, 2 washcloths, soap dish, scented soap and Moser Roth dark chocolate bar;

n  Basket 2 - wooden candle holder & wreath, wooden holiday plaque, 16 holiday ornaments, $15 gift certificate to Angel’s Restaurant, 1 lottery ticket, Moser Roth dark chocolate bar;

n  Basket 3 - 1 bottle Glenora Raspberry Rose, 1  bottle Glenora Cranberry Chablis in wine holder, 1 painted wine glass holder, 2 blue wine glasses, 2 packages cocktail napkins, 2 coasters, corkscrew, 1 lottery ticket and Moser Roth dark chocolate bar;

n  Doll 1 - “Rapunzel” from the Danbury Mint Story Book Doll Collection;

n  Doll 2 - “Cassandra - The Spirit of Christmas” from the Robin Woods 1991 Christmas Collection.


The dolls and baskets can be viewed in the Peppermint Parlor at the Hospital, 418 North Main Street, Penn Yan. Tickets for the drawing are $1 each; 5 for $3 or 10 for $5. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Peppermint Parlor or, call (315) 531-2053.


The Soldiers & Sailors Auxiliary will use the proceeds from the drawing to support special projects in the Hospital and Homestead.

That Their Lights May Shine
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

The holidays are a special time for remembering loved ones, and one of the visible symbols of the true meaning of the season is the “That Their Lights May Shine” project, sponsored by the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

            For a donation of $5.00 or more, individuals may have an ornament placed on the Hospital tree, as a special gift for friends or family, in honor or memory of someone they love or admire, in celebration of a birth or just as a “thinking of you” message. The tree is situated in the lobby by the main entrance of the Hospital, 418 North Main Street, Penn Yan. Each donation represents a gift of loving, sharing and remembering.

The ornament will bear the remembered person’s name and the donor’s name.

The Soldiers & Sailors Auxiliary will use the proceeds from “That Their Lights May Shine” to support special projects in the Hospital and Homestead.

            Donations for project may be sent to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, %Loree MacKerchar, 418 North Main Street, Penn Yan, NY  14527, telephone (315) 531-2053, or pick up a form for the project at the Hospital lobby.

Pinecone Remembrance Tree
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

 All friends of Finger Lakes Health are invited to participate in the Geneva General Hospital Auxiliary’s Pinecone Remembrance Tree.

Those interested have the opportunity to make a donation of $10 for a gold-colored "Remembrance Cone" to be hung on the tree in the main lobby of Geneva General Hospital. A message will be placed on each cone in celebration of a special occasion or person, in honor of a special person, or in memory of a loved one. A commemorative registry album will be on display to acknowledge the special events and people that have been remembered.

To participate, please send $10 per cone to General Hospital Auxiliary, Geneva GeneralHospital, 196 North Street, Geneva, NY14456. If desired, an acknowledgment will be sent. For more information, call (315) 787-4065.

            The Geneva General Hospital Auxiliary supports the Hospital and the LivingCenters in Geneva through donations of time and funds. 

Mobile Meals Volunteers Sought
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Geneva General Hospital is looking for regularly scheduled volunteers for its Mobile Meals program. Volunteers typically choose one day a week to be scheduled.

Deliveries are made in the City and Town of Geneva, Monday through Friday, year round, excluding major holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.)  A Mobile Meals volunteer arrives at the hospital at 10 a.m. and the route takes approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the number of recipients. Drivers provide their own cars and must have a valid NYS driver’s license (mileage is tax deductible.) Servers take the meal to the door.

The Mobile Meals program provides two nutritious meals each delivery day as well as personal contact for people whom otherwise might become isolated in their own homes. For more information about how to become a volunteer, call Christen Smith in the Community Services department at Geneva General Hospital, (315) 787-4065.  

Dundee Library
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The Board of Trustees of the Dundee Library Annual Meeting is Monday, December 12th at 4:30pm. This is a public meeting open to anyone who wishes to attend. It will be held at the Dundee Library in the community room.

For more information:
Marie Krause
(676) 785-0220
Cards in the Library - Cribbage
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Every week we gather to play cards at the Newark Public Library This week we are playing Cribbage. We welcome all adults to play this fun card game with us.

For more information:
(315) 331-4370
Music and Stories for the Christmas Season
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH at 4 PM for our second annual “Music and Stories for the Christmas Season” part of the Lake County Hometown Music Series made possible by the Delavan Foundation at Christ Episcopal Church, 1392 Main St, Willard, NY.  Enjoy songs and instrumental music by area performers along with stories for the season.  The concert will include a Christmas Carol sing-along and a hot chocolate and cookies reception. 

For more information:
Ave Bauder
(315) 651-0050
Mac User Support Group
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Are you a Mac user with questions about getting the most out of your devices?  Bring them to this self-directed information-sharing session where you can trade tips and expertise with fellow Apple aficionados.  This will be a monthly event.

For more information:
Alex Andrasik
(315) 536-6114
Therapeutic Nutrition and Cooking Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Therapeutic Nutrition & Cooking Workshop

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 308 Main St. Shop Centre, Waterloo, NY 13165

Cost: $15 per person. Space is limited, registration is required. Call 315-539-9251, email, or go online to register:

 Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a therapeutic nutrition & cooking workshop covering ways food is medicine and how it can be used as therapy for an endocrine disorder called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Please join Sue Petersen, Clinical Nutritionist, as she shows you how to therapeutically cook for this type of condition. With Sue’s training and culinary expertise she will show you how to create delicious nutritious meals. The class will be held at the Seneca County CCE office, 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo, NY.  The registration fee is $15.  To register please call Seneca CCE at 315-539-9251 or email  You can also register online by visiting

 Eating healthy when you have a health issue can be complicated.  Did you know that food is medicine and can be used as therapy?  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder, which produces hormonal imbalance in women. One in ten women are affected by PCOS while 70% of infertility issues are attributed to PCOS.  It expresses itself as a collection of symptoms, which include insulin resistance, intense carbohydrate cravings, inability to lose weight, amenorrheoea, oligomenorrhea, infertility issues, depression, anxiety, hypoglycemia and/or hyperlipidemia.  You may not experience all these symptoms/conditions to have PCOS. Continued long-term effects of PCOS on women develop into infertility issue in young women and a higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease in older women.  

You will leave the workshop with the following knowledge:

  • Understanding what PCOS disorder is and how it relates to: insulin resistance, hypoglycemia, inability to lose weight, amenorrheoea, oligomenorrhea, depression, anxiety, infertility issues and hyperlipidemia
  • Identify which foods harm you
  • Identify which foods heal you
  • How to set up a daily and weekly menu plan
  • How to cook 4 easy recipes which you get to sample in class
  • Create 2 delicious drinks that will skyrocket your health to a new level
  • How to prepare yourself for the week so you don’t fall off track mid-week 

This class is for you, if you have any of the above listed symptoms, have a family member who suffers from PCOS, is unaware if you have PCOS, want to learn how to cook therapeutically.  You do not have to be diagnosed with PCOS to attend this workshop.

Meat Price Calculator
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Meat Price Calculator Helps Producers Master Pricing for Maximum Profit, Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Livestock producers interested in learning about pricing strategies that can help them maximize their profits are invited to join CCE Ontario and CCE Yates County for the upcoming workshop Profitable Meat Marketing. CCE Tompkins Agriculture Marketing Specialist Matt LeRoux will demonstrate a new tool for livestock producers – the Livestock Yield & Price Calculator – can be used in conjunction with pricing strategies to maximize their profits. Participants should register in advance online at For more information contact Marie Anselm at


Revive Band
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Revive Band will be at Penn Yan Bible Church on Thursday, December 8that 7:00PM as part of their Christmas Concert Tour called, “Let Us Adore.”  The Revive Band is a contemporary Christian band that travels all over the East Coast leading worship and ministering in music. They are all graduates of the Word of Life Bible Institute and have taken a year off of their music major in various colleges to travel with the Revive Band.  The “Let Us Adore” tour is the band’s Christmas Tour and will feature contemporary Christian Christmas Songs, traditional Christmas carols, drama, and group interaction.  The program is family friendly and exciting and there is something for everyone. The program is open to the public but there is limited seating. Penn Yan Bible Church is located at 2015 Kimball Road, about 1 mile south of the village. Please call the church at (315) 536-4523 or go to for more information.

Winter Festival
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Winter Festival featuring a variety of FLCC instrumental and vocal ensembles, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., auditorium, free, (585) 785-1623. 

For more information:
Lenore Friend
(585) 785-1623
Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Support group meetings offer family members and friends a time to share thoughts, feelings and information with other caregivers who are experiencing many of the same situations. Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Legacy at Fairways. These meetings are supported by a grant from the New York State Department of Health. 

For more information:
Taylor Halteman
(585) 760-5474
Community Wind Ensemble
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM