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Festivals & Family Fun
ROCHESTER WINTER PARAFEST
February 29 - March 1
Valley Oak Event Center
This event will feature speakers and guests from the Paranormal and UFO communities as well as event attractions, psychics, artists, illustrators and a diverse array of vendors that will have something for everyone. Tickets are $10.00 or a day pass or $15.00 for a weekend pass. Proceeds to benefit the Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

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Celebrations & Parties
CHEERS TO 30 YEARS: LEAP DAY BONFIRE
February 29, 4pm - 6pm
Nations Road, Geneseo

Join the Genesee Valley Conservancy under the Oaks for a giant bonfire to celebrate their 30th anniversary AND the leap year! The Conservancy has arranged for special access to this privately owned property. Its your chance to see the giant Oak Trees of Geneseo up close! A .25mi hike across a field is required to reach the bonfire. Dress warm. Bring skis or snowshoes if you wish to tour the giant oaks dotting the field during the event. All are welcome! Free event and Free warm drinks!

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ROARING 20'S DINNER DANCE & SILENT AUCTION
March 7, 5pm - 11pm
Valley Oak Event Center

Party like its 1920! Open to the public, this dinner dance and silent auction will have a buffet dinner, cash bar, 50/50 raffle, music by D&J Music Factory, and prizes for the best Roaring 20's fashions. $30 per person, $25 for students. Hosted by the Avon American Legion Auxillary Unit 29, proceeds to benefit Rochester Veterans Outreach Center and Stop Soldier Suicide.

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Live Entertainment
OPEN MIC & PERFORMING ART SERIES
February 28, 6:30pm - 9pm
Dansville ArtWorks
Dansville ArtWorks hosts David Michael Nixon at its first Open Mic Performing Arts event for 2020! David combines poetry and a cappella vocals in his program, Poetry and Songs. Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public. A fun family friendly night out in Dansville. Connect with friends, get inspired, and maybe even step up to the mic!

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ALTERNATIVE AVENUE
February 29, 9pm
CB's Bar & Grill
Performing live at CB's Bar & Grill!

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ALAN LUTKUS INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES
March 5, 7pm - 10pm
The Geneseo Riviera
Don't miss this award winning documentary telling the story of the ensuing case that lays bare political tensions between the United States and the Philippines. Presented by Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, Jun Okada.

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GENESEO STRING BAND PRE- ST. PATRICK'S DAY CONCERT
March 7, 7pm
Wadsworth Auditorium
The Geneseo String Band, under the direction of James Kimball, will give its annual Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Concert. Celtic music and dance will be featured. Guest performers will include the Drumcliffe Dancers and Geneseo’s own Sláinte Irish Dancers. Admission is $10, seniors and students $5, 12 and under free. Tickets available at the door only.

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LIVE AT FANATICS
The Comedy Company 2020 Tour - February 24, 7pm
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AJ Tetzlaff - February 28, 7pm
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Robert Freighttrain Parker - February 29, 7pm
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Griffith/Martino - March 6, 7pm
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Jimmy Wolf Band - March 7, 7pm
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Livingston Libation Loop
RISING STORM BREWING COMPANY
THE HALF STEPS
February 28, 7pm - 10pm
Come join the Half Steps for Grateful Grooves and Classic Covers!

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WORTHY DUNCAN
February 29, 7pm - 10pm
Country recording artist Worthy Duncan returns to Rising Storm Brewing!

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TRAVIS PRINZI BAND
March 6, 6pm - 9pm
Performing live at Rising Storm!

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NO BS BREW COMPANY
GOOD EATS BBQ
February 29, 5pm
Good Eats BBQ will be at No BS, offering up some delish eats! 5pm till sold out!

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BLOODY MARY BAR
March 1, 12pm
A build your own Bloody Mary Bar with all the fixins! Noon-sold out.

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AMANDA ASHLEY LIVE!
March 7, 7pm
Live music with Amanda Ashley!

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DUBLIN CORNERS FARM BREWERY
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH CHARLIE & SEAN
February 29, 6pm
Live rockin music with Charlie Gates and Sean Ratchford!

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Tastings & Pairings
SOUTHERN TIER BEER & FOOD PAIRING
February 29, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center

Join the Genesee River Restaurant for their beer and food pairing with Southern Tier Brewing Company! To accompany each dish, a hand picked beer will be selected to pair perfectly with the flavors of each dish. There will also be giveaways and trivia throughout the night! Tickets are $30/person and must be purchased ahead of time at the restaurant.

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SIP & SONG: MUSIC & LIBATIONS
March 7, 7pm - 10pm
Big Springs Hisotrical Society & Museum

A fund raising event bringing local craft beer, cider & wine vendors together. Enjoy flavors from Dublin Corners Farm Brewery, Brindle Haus Brewing, Genesee Country Village and Museum, Gallery Vineyards, Deer Run Winery, East Hill Creamery and creations from Peggy Roll. Live musical entertainment from Don Griffin and Friends.


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Classes & Workshops
DIGITAL TRAINING SERIES: MANAGING YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE
February 24, 6pm - 7:30pm
Valley Oak Event Center
In this FREE class you’ll learn how to write a compelling profile, manage reviews on social media and tourism websites, create and build schedules for ease of posting and more!

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FOOD PRESERVATION 101 - DEHYDRATING
February 25, 6pm - 8pm
Lima Public Library
A hands-on workshop to learn about dehydrating fruits, vegetables and jerky. Each participant will prepare several different foods to dehydrate. This program is taught by Barb Brenner, Cornell Cooperative Extension certified Master Food Preserver.

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WORKSHOPS AT LITTLE LAKES COMMUNITY CENTER
Comedian Workshop - February 26 & March 4, 6:30pm
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Emergency Preparedness Workshop - February 27, 6:30pm
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EVERYBODY LOVES STORIES ABOUT TRAINS
February 26, 6:30pm
Watershed Education Center
Livonia's Historical Society's Betty Miles wants you to understand the big impact trains made on our local area's history. In her free presentation, you will see dozens of vintage photographs that tell the tale, along with interesting stories that complete the picture. Reserve your seat today!

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DANSVILLE ARTWORKS: OPEN FORUMS
February 29 & March 5
Dansville ArtWorks
Join ArtWorks to discuss the future of visual, literary and performing arts in the area. Bring ideas and energy! Attend either session. Light refreshments provided.

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TAKE IT OFF AUTO PHOTO CLASS
February 29, 1pm - 2pm
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Learn about aperture and shutter speed with local photographer Larry Tetamore.
An hour-long class designed to help you understand the options of your camera other than the “Auto” mode. What are those other modes anyway? Explaining the “exposure triangle” and different metering modes to help put the enjoyment into the camera you purchased but seem to find way too confusing. Cost is $25.

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MOUNT MORRIS DAM WINTER DISCOVERY SERIES
Saturdays through April 11, 1pm
Mount Morris Dam Visitors Center
February 29 - The National Warplane Museum

March 7 - Our National Parks: America's Best Idea

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Arts & Crafts
BOOK SCULPTURE CLASS
February 24, 6:30 - 8pm
Wadsworth Library
Participants will create unique sculptures with books and paint. All materials are provided. Space is limited. Sponsored by Friends of Wadsworth Library.

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ADULT CRAFT: RECYCLED BOOK HEDGEHOG
February 26, 6:30pm - 8pm
Avon Free Library
Join the Avon Free Lbrary to bring new life to old books by making this adorable hedgehog. Maybe yours will be Irish too! Space and supplies are limited, registration is required. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

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FAMILY MAKE & TAKE NIGHT
March 6, 4:30pm - 6pm
Dansville Public Library
Join Dansville Public Library for Family Make & Take night on Friday, March 6th! There will be lots of materials to create bookmarks! This special time will feature learning how to fold and create Animal Corner Bookmarks.

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BOOKEND PAINTING
March 9, 6:30pm - 8pm
Wadsworth Library
Give Wadsworth Library’s books something cool to lean on! Painted bookends will be displayed throughout the library. All materials provided. Space is limited. Open to ages 12 & up.

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Exhibits
OPENING RECEPTION: THE ONE WITH FLUID ART
March 6, 5pm - 7pm
Dansville ArtWorks

“The One With Fluid Art” is Samantha Davis’s first solo exhibit. The opening reception is Friday, March 6 from 5-7PM and the exhibit will be up at Dansville Artworks throughout the month of March.

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Kids Corner
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
February 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Avon Free Library
Join the Avon Free Library for a showing of Frozen II! They will provide the popcorn!

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IT'S A SEUSS-A-BRATION!
March 2, 3pm - 5pm
Dansville Public Library
Join the Dansville Public Library for a Seuss-A-Bration on Monday, March 2! Participants will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and NEA’s Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Children can enjoy crafts, games and stories! Don’t miss this special event!

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Save the Date
6TH ANNUAL LIVINGSTON COUNTY ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
March 14, 1pm - 4pm
Downtown Avon

Mark your calendar for the 6th Annual Livingston County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Avon. The parade route will go down Clinton St. to Genesee St. After the parade several local businesses will be featuring specials and holiday menus. Lifting Up Livingston will be hosting a family friendly party at the Village Fire Hall until 4pm. Limited space will be available at the fire hall for groups, organizations and vendors to publicize events and promote their causes.

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