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Valentine's Day Events
HANDMADE GREETING CARDS
February 11, 6 PM - 8 PM
Makacademy
Come make Handmade Valentines for the ones you love with Artist Michele Cheeseman! Learn how to make marbled paper & add embellishments to make your own one of a kind cards. All supplies will be provided.

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LOVE & LOVERS IN FAIRY TALES & SHAKESPEARE
February 12, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wadsworth Library
Storyteller Kelley Kucaba is back again to present romantic themes from her favorite fairy tales & Shakespeare. This event is free and open to the public.

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DATE NIGHT
February 12, 7 PM
Wadsworth Library
Join the Wadsworth Library for a festive evening! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Date Night at the Library on Tuesday, February 12. There will be music by Geoff Clough and refreshments. Free and open to all!

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VALENTINE ORIGAMI FOR KIDS
February 13, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Avon Free Library
Come in and make hearts for your Valentine!

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LOVE & MARRIAGE IN THE LITTLE LAKES
February 13, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Avon Free Library
Vintage wedding and anniversary photos of families from the Little Lakes region will be on display. If you have family photos you wish to show, contact Rick at 585- 472-6300 to schedule a scanning of your photos.

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VALENTINE'S DAY PAINT & SIP
February 14, 6 PM - 8 PM
Makacademy
Couples, Join Makacademy for a Valentines Day 2 hour glass painting workshop. Choice of painting a Pint Glass or a Wine Glass. Create a matching set! Participants will have a choice of cat tails and migrating ducks or spring flowers or create your own design. $45 per couple, bring your own adult beverage of your choice. Snacks & supplies provided.

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STAGES OF LOVE
February 14 - 16
York Central School
Genesee Community Players presents: “Stages of Love”: 5 one-act comedies with 5 different directors, but all focused on the theme of love and relationships. It promises to be a fun night of laughter! Shows will be February 14th-16th, Valentine Day’s weekend!

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Tastings & Pairings
WINE DINNER & TASTING
February 13, 6 PM
The Avon Inn

Enjoy a meal paired with 10 different wines from Tenuto Torchiano winery in Tuscany. One of their sommeliers will be here from Italy to share their wines, and olive oils with you, along with delicious appetizers, dinner and dessert. Learn fun facts form how to properly hold a wine glass, as well as what makes their wine different.

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Festivals & Family Events
CHOCOFROLIC
February 16, 12 PM - 4 PM
Main Street, Geneseo
Main Street is looking sweet! A ticket to this event includes one free chocolate treat from each of the participating Main Street businesses. There will be many Main Street businesses offering specialty chocolate items and more! Registration for this event will begin at 11:30 AM at The Big Tree Inn and at Not Dot Shop until 3 PM.

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ROCHESTER WINTERPARAFEST
February 23 & 24
Valley Oak Event Center
Do you believe in Ghosts? This is an opportunity for you to come chat with the researchers of the Paranormal and more! Get your picture taken with and meet stars from Naked & Afraid, Ghosts of Shepherdstown, Scariest Night of my Life, Paranormal Survivor, Animal Planet and more while checking out our vendors. This is a two day event with free lectures.

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HAWAIIAN ICE FEST
February 24, 1 PM - 8 PM
Caledonia Village Inn
It’s that time of year, the 8th Annual Caledonia on Ice is set for February 24th! The Hawaiian Ice Fest will feature great food, beer tastings, live music inside and out, a limbo competition and games!

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Live Entertainment
BENNY BLEU
February 14, 7 PM - 9 PM
Cricket's Coffee Company
Performing live at Cricket's Coffee Company!

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GENESEO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
February 16, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Nunda Fire Hall
Join the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra for their first concert of 2019 of Mozart’s famous Symphony No. 40. The concert will also feature student guest artists and winners of the 2018-2019 concerto competition.

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MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
February 16, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Nunda Fire Hall
Dinner and a show! Enjoy this year’s show with a new ending, and some new faces! Tickets are $25/individual, $40/couple. Only 100 tickets available – contact us today to reserve yours! Sponsored by the Nunda Rotary Club and the Nunda Rotary Interact Club.

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THE BACKSLIDERS
February 21, 7 PM - 9 PM
Rising Storm Brewing Company
The Backsliders are Avon’s only retro-country/Americana duo. You’ve seen them at the Rabbit Room, Hook and Spoon, Noble Shepard, Nedloh’s, and other venues from the Southern Tier to the Adirondacks. Now it’s time to come see them at Rising Storm!

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OPEN MIC PERFORMING ART SERIES: MICHAEL SCOTT SMITH
February 22, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Dansville ArtWorks
Featuring Michael Scott Smith, original songs and storytelling in the Americana style with voice and guitar. Featured artist is followed by open mic opportunity for audience members with family friendly performances. Free and open to the public; donations welcome. Light refreshments.

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REX & THE ROCKABILITY KINGS
February 23, 6 PM - 10 PM
The Geneseo Riviera
The evening will start off with a special screening of the 5 minute movie trailer of “200 CADILLACS” – Rex’s critically acclaimed documentary film inspired by Elvis’ incredible generosity. General admission $25 in advance or $29 at the door. VIP admission with table service $30 in advance or $24 at the door.

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LIMELIGHTS & ACCENTS: JAMES SEWELL BALLET
February 23, 7 PM
Wadsworth Auditorium
The James Sewell Ballet was founded in 1992 as a close-knit company of dance artists willing to challenge their physical limits and expand their notions about ballet. Critically acclaimed performances have moved and delighted audiences at more than 300 domestic and international venues.

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GHOST HUNT WITH CELEBRITIES
February 23, 8 PM
The Avon Inn
Join celebrities Psychic Lorie Johnson ( Ghosts of Shepherdtown) , Daniel Klaes ( Within These Walls) and Melanie Rauscher ( Naked and Afraid) in the first ghost hunt at the Avon Inn since 2016. From the spirit of the Coachman to the mischievous spirit who opens and closes doors! Led by Paranormal Investigators, step back into history and see if you can capture someone ( or something ) wandering the halls!

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LIVE AT FANATICS
Max Doud - February 15, 8 PM
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National Recording Artist JB Aaron - February 16, 8:30 PM
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John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers - February 18, 7 PM
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Paul Nelson - February 19, 7 PM
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LIVE AT DUBLIN CORNERS
TGIF - February 15 & 22, 5 PM
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Saturday Night with Charlie & Friends - February 16, 6 PM
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Contests
"A PIECE OF MY HEART" PLAY AUDITIONS
February 12 & 13
Little Lakes Community Center
Auditions for the play, “A Piece of My Heart,” by Shirley Lauro will be held at the Little Lakes Community Center on February 12 and 13. Those auditioning should prepare a 3 minute monologue. Presentation dates for the play are April 12 and 13.

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2ND ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF
February 17, 2 PM - 4 PM
OSB Ciderworks
OSB is ready for you to show off your skill! Swing in and get 2 sample bottles of any cider you would like to put into your chili for $5 (you don’t have to have any OSB in it but why not). Winners will be awarded prizes in the form of Gift Cards in three categories.

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Classes & Workshops
LIVINGSTON COUNTY CAREER FAIR
February 12, 4 PM - 6 PM
Livingston County Government Center
Looking for a job? Join New York State Department Of Labor for a career fair at Livingston County Office of Workforce Development. Over 15 businesses will be on site.

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WINTER DISCOVERY SERIES
Saturdays, 1 PM
Mount Morris Dam Visitor Center
Countdown to Our Bicentennial - February 16
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For the Love of Birds - February 23
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KOMBUCHA & KEFIR WORKSHOP
February 16, 1 PM - 3 PM
Little Lakes Community Center

This workshop will briefly talk about Kombucha & Kefir culture by learning about their history and purported health benefits. Participants will taste some delicious samples, then learn (hands on!) how to make kombucha & kefir at home, with simple tools. Cost is $10.

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HOPS & ASANAS
February 17, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Battle Street Brewery

Join Hikyoga for an exciting Sunday morning of yoga & beer! Experience this fantastic brewery the tapline as well as on your yoga mat! Space is limited so purchase your ticket(s) today!

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WINTER LECTURE SERIES
1 PM at the Humphrey Nature Center
Letchworth State Park

The American Chestnut & The Road to Restoration - February 17
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Salamander, Snakes & Signs of Stress - February 24
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Arts & Crafts
ARTS & CRAFTS AT DANSVILLE ARTWORKS
Friday Night Painting Party - February 15, 6 PM
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Fairy Door Workshop - February 16, 12 PM
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WINE GLASS PAINT & SIP
February 16, 7 PM - 9 PM
Makacademy
Paint and Sip Wine Glass paint along with Renee. Participants will each paint 2 glasses. Bring your own adult beverage to sip as you paint! All supplies and snacks included.

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LEISURE'S PAINTING SOCIAL
February 17, 7 PM - 8 PM
Leisure's Restaurant
Come to this fun Painting Social at Leisure’s Restaurant hosted by Large Artist!

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EARRING DESIGN WORKSHOP
February 23, 1 PM - 3 PM
Dansville ArtWorks
Attendees will learn about different metals and beads, wire wrapping techniques, and more. Each participant will have at least one pair of completed earring to bring home! $30 per person includes all supplies.

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ART CLASSES AT THE VILLAGE GALLERY
Learning from Velazquez - February 12, 6:30 PM
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Conversations About Art - February 15, 10:30 AM
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Drawing Workshop - February 17, 10:30 AM
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Kids Corner
BIBLIO - BOP DANCE
February 16, 10:30 AM - 11 AM
Wadsworth Library
If your kids love to dance, don’t miss Biblio-Bop! We’ll be hopping and bopping to music using bells, shakers, and scarves to enhance the fun. Registration is not required. Best for children ages 3-8 years old.

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TWO HERONS DRUM CIRCLE
February 19, 2 PM - 3 PM
Wadsworth Library
Come have fun with drums! Two Herons Drum Circle will provide drums and lead participants through rhythm games, jams and activities, while teaching participants how to play and be creative with hand percussion. Registration is not required. Best for children ages 4 and up.

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KIDS FEBRUARY BREAK MINI TWO DAY CAMP
February 20 & 21, 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Makacademy
2 day, 2&1/2 hour per day art workshop for kids ages 9 and up. We will learn a printmaking technique, polymer clay sculpture, painting, and greeting card making. Kids will have the opportunity to try a variety of mediums and will take many projects home! $30/ participant.

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RAPTORS ON THE ROAD
February 20, 2 PM - 3 PM
Wadsworth Library
Guests will include four different birds of prey. We will learn the natural history, biology and adaptations of these different birds. Registration is not required. Best for children ages 4 and up.

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PAJAMA STORY TIME
February 20, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Avon Free Library
Jump in your jammies and join Avon Free Library for a fun evening story! For all ages. No registration necessary.

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THE SCIENCE OF SLIME
February 21, 2 PM - 3 PM
Wadsworth Library
Dr. Demo is back and we will be exploring all things SLIME! Participants will make slime to take home. Registration required. Open to children ages 5 and up.

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POLYMER CLAY MINIATURE CREATURES FOR KIDS
February 23, 9 AM - 11 AM
Makacademy
Kids Polymer Clay Miniatures: Kids ages 8 and up will learn basic sculpture in polymer clay. Kids will be able to create monsters, aliens, animals, or cartoon characters and take home all of their creations.

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Shopping
WINTER INDOOR SALE
February 23, 10 AM - 4 PM
JW Jones Hall, Caledonia
Jones Hall will host a Winter Indoor Sale on February 23rd. Currently seeking vendors & people looking to sell. Please contact Kathy DeMarco for more details.

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Outdoor Activities
REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: OWL MOON
February 16, 5 PM - 8 PM
Genesee Country Village & Museum

Take a guided walk through wintry woods, then enjoy getting up close with owls during a live presentation by Wild Wings, Inc. of Honeoye Falls. We’ll also be reading the Caldecott Medal-winning Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, toasting marshmallows by the campfire, and sipping complimentary hot chocolate. A perfect wintry celebration of the majestic owl! Reservations required.

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