Weekly Community Calendar for March 28, 2010.

Support groups
• Victims of Domestic Violence Women's Support Group will meet from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Monday nights. The next meeting will be held Monday, March 29. For more information call 1-800-286-3407.
• The La Leche League breastfeeding support group of Bath will meet from 9:45-11 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Bath Area Family Resource Center in the VEW elementary school. All pregnant women and mothers interested in breastfeeding are welcome. The next support group meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 6. For more information, please call Sue at 776-1170 or Elisa at 776-1728.

Community meetings
• The Bath Neighborhood Watch Group will meet at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Bath Municipal Building. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, April 21. For more information contact Evie Lamb at 776-7664, ext. 229 or 776-4711.
• The Bath Area Writers Group invites interested individuals to join their round table readings and critiques from 7-9 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of every month in the Empire Room of the Dormann Library, W. Morris Street, Bath. The next gathering will be held Tuesday, April 13.
• The Hammondsport American Legion Unit #407 will hold their monthly meeting at 2 p.m. the first Sunday of every month. The next meeting will be held today, Sunday, April 4.
• The Wine Country Toastmasters will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Steuben County Health Care Facility, in the guest dining room on the second floor, 7009 Rumsey Street Extension, Bath. Guests are welcome. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, April 6. For more information call Terry Bilancio at 776-7813 or Bob Babcock at (585) 728-9167 or Victoria Nichols at 324-7094.
• The Charles E. Wescott American Legion Auxiliary Unit 173 Jr. Auxiliary meetings will be held at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at the legion, 14 West William Street, Bath. The next meeting will be held Saturday, April 3.
• The Charles E. Wescott American Legion Auxiliary Unit 173 meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month. The next meeting will be held Monday, April 12.
• The village of Bath Housing Authority Board meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month (except when holidays occur). The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 26.
• The Hammondsport Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at the Fred and Harriet Taylor Memorial Library. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, March 31.
• The National Association for Active and Retired Federal Employees monthly meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the Bath Country Club. The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 12. Interested individuals that would like to join NARFE for lunch or be placed on the monthly call list, please call 776-3738.
• Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the St. Thomas Church. From 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays the meetings will be held at Ira Davenport. From 7-8:30 p.m. on Sundays the meetings will be held at the Kinship House. Also from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays the meetings will be held at St. Mary's Church.
• A new Macintosh User Group will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at the Wayland Free Library. The next group will be held Monday, April 26. The group welcomes all Mac users no matter what OS they are using.
• The next meeting of the Hammondsport Mac Users Group will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 23 at the Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in using Apple Macintosh computers. Topic for the meeting will be 'Remote Control Your Mac'.  Bring your laptop to use the free high-speed wireless internet available in the library. More info can be found at www.hportmug.com.
• The Retired Corning Police Officers Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 at the Central Restaurant in Painted Post. The association is open to any retired law enforcement officer living or working in Steuben County. For more information contact Tom Greven at 769-8717.
• The Wine Country Seniors invite all area people age 60 and over to their regular monthly meeting downstairs in the Methodist Church, 35, Lake Street, Hammondsport. The group will meet at 5 p.m. and eat at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own place setting and a dish to pass. For more information call 569-2841.
• The Bath Hammondsport Relay for Life will hold it's first team meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 at the Hammondsport Fire Hall. There will be a committee meeting to follow. For more information call Debbie at 776-9178 or Lyana at 368-6697.

Community events
• The Prattsburgh United Methodist Church will hold a Bluegrass/Country Jam from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at the church, 4 Porter Street, Prattsburgh. Free will offering dinner. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 522-3566.
• The John Southard Youth Recreation Commission (JSYRC) will hold their 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. today, Sunday, March 28 in Pulteney Park, Bath. Children from birth to 12 are able to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult. The outside event is tabacco free. The prizes are being donated by Bath businesses. Listen to WVIN for any changes due to weather. For questions call 776-6441 extension 203.
• The next First Friday Fellowship will meet May 7 at the Campbell United Methodist Church. Christian praise and worship singing will start at 7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring musical instruments to help make a “joyful noise unto the Lord.” Additional information can be found at www.fffship.com.
• The Finger Lakes SPCA with Darlene Squires will present basic obedience and manners at 3 p.m. Thursdays, starting April 8 at the River's Edge Farm, 72 Cameron Street, Bath. The cost is $60 for a total of four weeks.
• The Finger Lakes SPCA with Diana Tschantre (Canine Capers) will present Introduction to Rally-O at 6 p.m. Monday, April 19 at the River's Edge Farm, 72 Cameron Street, Bath. The cost is $85 for a total of six weeks.
For more information or to register call Dawn at the Finger Lakes SPCA at 776-3039.
• The 49th Annual Naples Creek Rainbow Trout Derby will be held on April 1. Entry Fees are $7 for ages 16-64, $4 for children under the age of 16 and $4 for ages 65 and over. No cash prizes, trophies and merchandise only. Resgistration sites are Sutton's Sporting Goods, Main St., Naples during business hours; Derby Headquarters, Naples Fire Hall, Vine St. from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. March 31 and from 4-7 a.m. April 1. For more information call Joyce Doran at 585-374-2482.
• The Bath Peace and Justice Group will sponsor a presentation on recent Haitian relief operations by local Red Corss volunteer Winnie Romeril and Dr. Ismail Mehr of St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 at the ARC of Steuben, 1 Arc Way, Bath. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
• A community blood drive will be held from 12:30-5:30 p.m. in the dining room at the American Legioin Post 173, Bath. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment.
• The Wine Country Seniors will sponsor a “Memorial Day Remembrance Show with Cahal Dunne's Tribute to America” on May 18. Transportation to lunch and show at “Club 86” in Geneva. There will be a pick-up in Bath and a pick-up in Hammondsport. Price is $37. To guarantee a seat make a reservation before April 13. For more information or to make a reservation call 569-2841.
• Income-qualified families, living in Steuben County, may receive a low cost car seat or booster seat and have it installed by a certified technician from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3 at the Avoca School Bus Garage. No appointment needed, but appreciated. For more information or to make an appointment call Beverly Butts, Health Educator at 664-2438.

Library events
• Join the Dormann Library for trivia, games, and crafts on their Junie B. Jones Fun Day at 1:30 p.m. April 22.
• Friends of the Dormann Library will hold their annual spring Book and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10. Baked goods, paper backs, videos, books on tape and children's books will be sold in the Empire Room. Weather permitting, the book barns will be open for the sale of hard cover books. Everything will be half price. The sale is open to all. Anyone wishing to become a Friend of the Library can do so that day or call 776-4613 for more information.
• The Dormann Library will hold Cuddle-Up Story Time from 10:30-11 a.m. Friday morning during the school year. The program is for children under the age of three accompanied by parent or caregiver. The next Cuddle-Up Story Time will be held Friday, April 2 with the theme being Spring.
• The Dormann Library will hold Preschool Story Hour from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings for children ages three through five. Each program includes a story and craft project. The next Preschool Story Hour will be held on Tuesday, March 30 with the theme being Time for Easter.
• The Dormann Library Chapters Cafe will present Chiclettes, Elmira College Women's Acappella Group at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1 at the library. Free admission.
For more information call The Dormann Library at 776-4613. The library is located at 101 West Morris Street, Bath.
• The Fred and Harriett Taylor Memorial Library in Hammondsport will hold their book discussion group at 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month in the Robinson Room of the library. Interested readers are welcome to join. The next discussion will be held on Monday, April 12 with the selection being Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult.
For more information contact the Fred and Harriett Taylor Memorial Library at 569-2045.
• The Cornell Cooperate Extension and Patrick J. Roth, Esq. CPA will offer a four part series of workshops on Estate Planning called “Your Estate Planning Survival Guide” at 6 p.m. at the Fred and Harriett Taylor Memorial Library, Hammondsport. The dates are as follows: Tuesday, April 27, May 25 and June 22. The cost is $20 per workshop, couples $25. To pre-register or for more information  contact the Cooperative Extension at 664-2300.
• The Fred and Harriett Taylor Memorial Library will hold a scrapbooking workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at the library. Beginners should bring 4-5 photos to work with. The cost is $4 and will cover all other materials. To register or for more information call the library at 569-2045.
• The Fred and Harriet Taylor Memorial Library will hold a gardening workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22 in the lower level of the library. To pre-register or for more information call the library at 569-2045.
• The Fred and Harriett Taylor Memorial Library will offer a spring season craft project for children ages five and up at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 at the library. To pre-register or for more information call 569-2045.
• The Prattsburgh Free Library will hold a board game date from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the library. Open to all ages.

Volunteer opportunities
• Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care has announced that the sales of the 8th Annual Petal Pushers Geraniums have begun through May 7. They are looking for volunteers to help ost flyers and sell their red, white and pink geraniums. Pick-up and delivery day will be Monday, May 17 at Massi's Greenhouse on Vicktory Highway, Painte dPost.
For more information call Paul Rossi at 962-4100 extension 142 or by email at prossi@sthospice.org.

School news
• The Hammondsport Central School District has announced one vacancy for trustee on its Board of Education as of June. 30, 2010. Qualified voters of the school district will elect the member at the annual school district election on May 18, 2010 between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. in the lobby of the Main Street School.
Anyone interested in running for this trustee seat may pick up an Election Packet at the District Office. Deadline for filing copleted petitions is 5 p.m. Monday, April 19.

Briefs
• The Center of Dispute Settlement is offering the alternative of mediation. The advantages are that the mediation is free to those 21 and younger, it is confidential, a neutral person helps to consider all options, it results in better communication between family members, it helps maintain control over family problems, and everybody has a chance to tell their side of the story. Mediation is an alternative to filing PINS. The service is available to any Steuben County resident or youth over the age of seven years old.
For more information or to make an appointment, contact The Center for Dispute Settlement in Bath 776-6976.
• ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. To become a host family or find out more about ASSE and its programs, please call the local State Coordinator Melanie Donelson at 716-731-1442 or 1-800-677-2773, or email to melanieasseeast@roadrunner.com.
• Steuben County has been declared eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA), formerly Farmers Home Administration, disaster emergency loan assistance effective Oct. 19, 2009 due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and hail which occurred May 1, 2009 and continuing. Family farmers who have suffered the losses of at least 30 percent of their production due to the excessive rain and hail may be eligible for FSA loans.
Application or loans under this emergency designation will be accepted until June 21, 2010. The FSA office is located at 415 West Morris Street, Bath. For detailed infromation or for an application call 776-7398.
• Steuben County has been declared eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA), formerly Farmers Home Administration, disaster emergency loan assistance effective Sept. 29, 2009 due to damages and losses caused by severe storms and flooding which occurred Aug. 8-10, 2009. Family Farmers who have suffered physical losses and/or the losses of at least 30 percent of their production due to the severe storms and flooding may be eligible for FSA loans.
Application for loans under this emergency designation will be accepted until June 1, 2010. The FSA office is located at 415 West Morris Street, Bath. For detailed infromation or for an application call 776-7398.
• Steuben County has been declared eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA), formerly Farmers Home Administration, disaster emergency loan assistance effective Nov. 18, 2009 due to damages and losses caused by cooler than normal temperatures which occurred May 15, 2009 and continuing. Family farmers who have suffered the losses of at least 30 percent of their production due to the low temperatures may be eligible for FSA loans.
Application of loans under this emergency designation will be accepted until July 19, 2010. The FSA office is located at 415 West Morris Street, Bath. For detailed infromation or for an application call 776-7398.
• Steuben County has been declared eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA), formerly Farmers Home Administration, disaster emergency loan assistance effective Nov. 23, 2009 due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding, high winds, and hail which occurred May 15, 2009 and continuing. Family farmers who have suffered the losses of at least 30 percent of their production due to the excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding, high winds, and hail may be eligible for FSA loans.
Application of loans under this emergency designation will be accepted until July 23, 2010. The FSA office is located at 415 West Morris Street, Bath. For detailed infromation or for an application call 776-7398.
• For people who enjoy nurturing children and want to work from home, child care is a very rewarding career. By becoming a registered provider you may be eligible for funding to reduce the cost of required trainings and reimbursement for the cost of food you serve your day care children. For more information caool 776-2126 or 1-800-553-2033 and ask for Lisa Wurth extension 217 or Terry Draper at extension 243 to request a free application.
• The PeaceWeaver Organic Farm in Bath recently announced the beginning of its 2010 Community Support Agriculture program. Through this program, local residents can purchase a share of the farm’s harvest. Signing-up for a share entitles one to receive a wide variety of organic vegetables each week during the growing season.
A CSA is a different model of farming which links farmers and consumers in a partnership to preserve and restore the rural environment, regenerate soil quality, and improve water and food supplies for everyone.
For more information go to www.peaceweavercsa.blogspot.com.


Education
• The Bath Area Family Resource Center will hold a presentation on suicide prevention from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 at the VEW Primary School Library, 216 Maple Heights, Bath. Three gas cards will be raffled off to participants. Child care is provided. Register by April 26. For more information or to register call Maria at 776-4123 extension 5650.
• The Bath Area Family Resource Center will hold a “Making Ends Meet” workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 at the VEW Library, 213 Maple Heights, Bath. This is a free workshop presented by Nancy  Reigelsperger from Cornell Cooperative Extension. Child care provided. Register by April 12. For more information or to register call Maria at 776-4123 extension 5650.
• Regional Health and Safety Manager of the Finger Lakes State Parks, Kathie Notarfonzo, announced that statewide qualifying procedures to be held for lifeguards in the Finger Lakes Region. Standard lifeguard examinations will be held as follows: At 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 2 at the Watkins Glen High School; and at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 23 at the Watkins Glen High School. Applications and registration forms may be obtained by contacting Kathie Notarfonzo at 607-387-7041 extension 111 or by email at Kathie.notarfonzo@oprhp.state.ny.us.
• A NYS Safe Boating Course will be held from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 15 at the Glenn Curtis Museum, 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport. The class will take up to 40 students. The course is eight hours long. To pre register or for more information call the Steuben County Sheriff's Dispatch center at 1-800-724-7777 extension 6003.

Food/Entertainment
• A benefit spaghetti dinner for Donny Brewer and daughters will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at the Masonic Temple in Prattsburgh, next to Air-Flo manufacturing.
• The Charles E. Wescott American Legion Auxiliary Unit 173 will hold their last fish fry on Friday, April 2.
• The Charles E. Wescott American Legion will hold a chicken and biscuit dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 3 at the legion, 14 W. William Street Bath. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for ages 12 and under. The event will be featuring PJ Elliott-1 Man Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Take outs available.
• The Bath Area Churches United Against Hunger - 6th Annual Progressive Dinner, a delicious lasagna dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10.
Appetizers and Salad will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. at the St. Thomas Episcopal, 122 Liberty Street, Bath. Main Course and Dessert will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Centenary United Methodist, 3 West Washington Street, Bath.
Individual ticket prices for advanced sale tickets through Wednesday, April 7. $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 -12 and Seniors; free for children under the age of five; and $20 for the entire family. Individual tickets are $.50 more if purchased at the door. Tickets can be purchased from: Turning Point, 23 Liberty Street, or any of the participating churches:
Bath Baptist, Bath First Presbyterian, Centenary United Methodist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, St. Mary’s Catholic, St. Thomas Episcopal And Church of the Good Shepherd (Savona.)
• The St. James Episcopal Church will hold their annual spaghetti or lasagna dinner on Saturday, April 10 at the church. Serving will be from 4-6:30 p.m. The cost is $7.5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under the age of six. Take outs are available. The menu will consist of homemade spaghetti and meatball or lasagna with homemade bread, Italian desserts and a complimentary glass of wine for those over 21 years of age.