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Victims of Domestic Violence Women's Support Group

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, Nov. 9.

For more information call 1-800-286-3407.

Bath Neighborhood Watch Group

The Bath Neighborhood Watch Group will meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Bath Municipal Building. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18.

For more information contact Evie Lamb at 776-7664, ext. 229 or 776-4711.

Bath Area Writers Group

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 St., Bath. The next gathering will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10.

H-port legion monthly meetings

The Hammondsport American Legion Unit #407 will hold their monthly meeting the first Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. The next meeting will be held today, Sunday, Dec. 6.

Dormann library events

• The Dormann Library Chapters Cafe will present Haverling Central School sophomore, Matt Vonderlin and Corning Christian Academy senior, Stephen Mage at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at 101 West Morris Street, Bath. They will play acoustic/alternative rock music. Free admission.

• The Dormann Library Preschool story time program will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays for ages 3-5, other ages also welcome. The next Preschool story time will be held on Nov. 10. The days theme will be E-Eric Carle.

• The Dormann Library Cuddle Up program for children under the age of three with an adult will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. The next Cuddle Up program will be held Nov. 13. The days theme will be my body.

The Dormann Library is located at 101 W. Morris Street in Bath. For more information call 776-4613.

Family mediation

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.

Wine Country Toastmasters

The Wine Country Toastmasters will meet the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the new Steuben County Health Care Facility, in the guest dining room on the second floor, 7009 Rumsey Street Extension, Bath. The person with strong communication skills has a clear advantage in the world today. Guests are welcome. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17. For more information call Terry Bilancio at 776-7813 or Bob Babcock at (585) 728-9167or Victoria Nichols at 324-7094. Individuals may also visit their website at www.toastmasters.org.

La Leche League

The La Leche League of Bath breastfeeding support group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 9:45-11 a.m. at the Bath Area Family Resource Center in the VEW elementary school. All pregnant womenand mothers interested in breastfeeding are welcome. The next support group meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1. For more information, please call Sue at 776-1170 or Elisa at 776-1728.

Help & support for homeschoolers

Bath Area LEAH (Loving at Education at Home,) is a statewide, christian, non-denominational organization consisting of approximately 3,500 families. They welcome all to their monthly pot luck dinners, usually the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Bethel Assembly of God Church basement, with the next informational meeting on Nov. 24. For more information call Kevin and Lori Coe at 566-2526.

Bath American Legion

• The Charles E. Wescott American Legion Auxiliary Unit 173 Jr. Auxiliary meetings will be held the first Saturday of every month at 1 p.m. at the legion, 14 West William St., Bath. The next meeting will be held Saturday, Dec. 5.

• The Charles E. Wescott American Legion Auxiliary Unit 173 meetings will be held the second Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 9.

All veterans and the public are encouraged to attend the luncheon.

Alliance of Guardian Angels

The Bath Chapter of the Alliance of Guardian Angels will meet every other Monday of every month (not including holidays) at 7 p.m. at the Freedom Full Gospel Church, corner of Campbell Street and East Steuben Street. The next meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 16. For questions call Pat at 331-5827 or Jim at 776-9486.

ASSE International Student Exchange Program

ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15-18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. These personable and academically select exchange students have good English, are bright, curious and anxious to learn about the USA by living as part of your family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with you.

The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or sememster. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.

The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE. Families may select the youngster of their choice from extensive student applications, family photos and biographical essays.

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.

Neighborhood Senior Citizen luncheon

The Neighborhood Senior Citizen Luncheon for men and women 50 plus will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Waneta Lake Baptist Church, West Waneta Lake Road, Wayne. Bring a dish to pass. Guest speakers will be Ed and Beverly Rice – a trip to Israel Slides.

For more information call 292-3900, Chris at 292-3577 or Cindy at 292-3307.

Bath Housing Authority Board

The village of Bath Housing Authority Board meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on the forth Monday of every month (except when holidays occur). The next meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 23.

Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library

The Fred and Harriet 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 take place on Monday, Nov. 9.

For more information contact the Fred and Harriett Taylor Memorial Library at 569-2045.

Scrapbooking

The Keuka Crop Club will hold a scrapbooking class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Fred and Harriett Taylor Memorial Library, Hammondsport. Bring 4-5 photos and there is a $4 fee to cover materials. Pre-registration is preferred. Please call the library at 569-2045 for more information or to pre-register.

Fish fry

The Charles E. Wescott Post #173 American Legion will hold their last fish fry of the 2009 series from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the legion, 14 W. William Street, Bath. Dinners will include fish, chicken, scallops, shrimp, baked potatoes, French fries, roll and salad bar. For more information call the legion at 776-7345.

2010 Calendars benefit ALS

Retired Campbell-Savona teachers have their 2010 calendars ready to sell. Proceeds will benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Calendars feature art work by: Anne Drake, Susan Goodrich, Kathy McDonald, Phyllis Straulka, Jane Kaszczynec and Karen Flint. Three sizes are available. Money donated to ALS will be made in Karen Flint's name. Karen was diagnosed with ALS in 2006 and retired from Campbell-Savona School District as an art teacher.

Further information and orders can be placed with Mary-Ann Robinson at 776-6344.

Hammondsport Rotary

The Hammondsport Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at the Fred and Harriet Taylor Memorial Library at 6 p.m. The next meeting will be held Nov. 11.

Wine Country Seniors

Wine Country Seniors invite all area people age 60 and over to our regular Monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, downstairs in the Methodist Church 35 Lake Street. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10. The meeting will be their Thanksgiving Dinner and everyone is to bring non-perishable food items for the Hammondsport Food Pantry. Individuals are to bring a small dish to pass and own place setting. Because of it getting dark earlier the meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. and eat at 5 p.m. sharp. The program will be Our Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings. Turkey, dressing and gravy will be provided by their club and cooked by club members. For more information call 569-2841.

NARFE monthly meeting

The National Assoicaiton for Active and Retired Federal Employees monthly meeting will be held the second Monday of every month at 12:30 p.m. at the Bath Country Club. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 9. Interested individuals that would like to join NARFE for lunch or be placed on the monthly call list, please call 776-3738.

Penny social

The Charles E. Wescott American Legion will hold a Penny Social from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Legion, 14 West William Street, Bath. Doors open at 1 p.m. for number purchase and drawing starts at 2 p.m. Baked food sale, door prizes, 50/50, theme basket raffles will be available. Proceeds to benefit Unit 173 Auxiliary programs. Donations of items for the bake sale would be greatly appreciated and need to be at Post Home by 12 noon on Nov. 14. Items are still being excepted to fill tables, please no junk, clothes or shoes. Items can be left at the Bath American Legion Post Home prior to Nov 14 or call 569-2846 or 776-2001 for a pickup of items.

Bath area needs volunteers

RSVP... Lead With Experience

• Steuben County Health Care Facility needs volunteers in the gift shop on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a card club director to play cards with the residents.

• Steuben County Historian would love to have clerical assistance making copies, checking newspapers, filing and sorting important historical information.

• Volunteers are needed as substitute drivers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly.

• Bath Private Nursery needs a volunteer nursery school aide to read and tell stories to pre-schoolers any morning Monday through Friday.

• American Red Cross needs a volunteer to assist at Spring Meadows every third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

• Ira Davenport/Taylor Health Care needs several volunteers to visit with residents, assist with transporting patients in-house, and in the Gift Shop.

If you are 55 years of age or older and you are interested in these or any other volunteer opportunities, call 776-7813 to learn more about the benefits of being an RSVP Volunteer! Please do not call the agencies or organizations directly.

Visit the RSVP website at www.steubencony.org/rsvp or see a more complete list of volunteer opportunities at www.volunteermatch.org.

55 Alive Driving course

AARP and the St. James Mercy Health System are teaming up to offer the 55 Alive Mature Driving course for adults ages 50 and over. The two-day course will be held from 1-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 and Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the hospital's Memorial Conference Room.

Participants who complete the eight hour classroom refresher course may receive ten percent discount on their auto insurance for three years and points may be taken off their license. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Seating is limited.

For more information or to register call the St. James Mercy Health Community Services Office at 324-8147.

Retired Corning Police Officers Association

The Retired Corning Police Officers Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 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.

H-port Christmas in the Park sponsors needed

Sponsors are need for the Hammondsport 33rd Annual Christmas in the Park event to be held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 in the Hammondsport Village Square. While any help is appreciated, a contributionof $100 or more will get a business listed on “Santa's List.” The list will show up in any advertising and press releases as well as a special larger-than-life size decoration depicting Santa and his list on display in the square. For more information call the Chamber office at 569-2989.

Old Fashioned Country Bazaar

St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold another Old Fashioned County Bazaar this fall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at the church, Liberty Street, Bath. Crats and gifts will be on display to present a fantastic bazaar. Co-chairs of the event for this year are Pam Tuller and Gloria Moran. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served both days. Food available will consist of breakfast croissants, soups, sandwiches and chicken and biscuits entree. Unique crafts and several vendors, pies and freshly baked breads will be available. Cuba cheese will be sold, candles, Tastefully Simple items, pet treats and much more. Giving thanks pies ordered by Nov. 20 will be delivered Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. Available pies will be pumpkin, blueberry and apple crumb.

Bath Eels swim team

The Bath Eels Swim Team, Inc.  is a member of the “Southern Tier Swim League” and USA Swimming.  All swimmers are evaluated to make sure they are placed in the appropriate group. (Adult swimmers are also welcome).

• The Eelies is our beginner group. Emphasis is placed on developing the fundamental skills of stroke techniques and water safety. The basics of starts and turns are also introduced. Water games are fun too.

• The Morays is our intermediate group, this group advances after meeting all requirements of the Eelies and shows a readiness to improve competitive performance and endurance. All four competitive stroke elements, starts and turns are demonstrated and mastered.

• The Dragons is our higher level group. Athletes move into this group at the discretion of the coaching staff and are usually 12 years old and up (including adult swimmers).  Swimmers in this group have demonstrated mastery in all strokes.

Participation is encouraged in the STSL swim meets, but it is entirely up to the individual. Awards are given out at the end of each session with a team event.     

The cost is $56 for the USA fee + $35 per month - ($30 for second child,) Multiple child discounts are available and there are also discounts available to income eligible families.

Session: The swimming session runs from Nov 16 to March 2010. Practice will be held Mon., Wed., and some Thurs. from 5:30-7 p.m. Sign Ups will be held Nov 9 and Nov. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Bath Haverling School Pool.

For further information please contact: Coach Dan Easterbrook at 776-4107 or JoAnn Gugliotta at 776-1571.

Savona Free Library

The Savona Free Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at the library, 15 McCoy Street, Savona. The meeting will moe immediately into Exeutive Session. For further information call the library at 583-4426.

Healing service

The Wellsville First United Methodist Church will hold a healing service at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at the church, corner of Maple Ave, Wellsville. Testimony by Dr. DePra MD of Dansville. Music will be by Nicki Jordan of Houghton, New York.

Blue Grass/Country Jam

The Prattsburgh United Methodist Church will hold a blue grass/country jam from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the church, 4 Porter Street, Prattsburgh. Free will offering dinner Everyone is welcome. For more information call 522-3566.

Corning Area Community Concert Band

The Corning Area Community Concert Band will present its annual Fall Scholarship Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Corning Museum of Glass auditorium. Admission is free. Free-will donations will be accepted for the Scholarship Fund. A reception will follow the concert to celebrate the 35th year of the band. The music program will include light classical, Broadway show tunes, popular melodies and concert marches.

For more information contact Jim Trondesen at 937-2624 on weekdays and at 962-5157 on evenings, or email him at janetrondesen@juno.com.

H-port Central School

The Hammondsport Central School will hold a special Board of Dducation meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 at the High School library. The board will appoint new district clerk and hold an executive session to prepare for negotiations.

H-port Rotary Club goodwill dinner

The Rotary Club of Hammondsport will hold its annual community goodwill dinner at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Fire Department. There is no fixed charge for the event. Donations will be accepted. All net proceeds will be donated to the Ambulance Corps and Fire Department.

Holiday pet photos

Get a quality keepsake photo of your favorite furry friends with Santa, or get a photo with just you and your pet. Holiday pet photos will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Erie Line Antiques, 103 Main Street, Hornell. The cost is $7 each and are ready immediately. Fabulous pet gifts and homemade pet treats will be for sale. All proceeds will go to the dogs at New Hope Rescue in Hornell. For more information call 382-1379. All healthy pets and human families welcome.

Adopt-A-Family Christmas program

Catholic Charities Turning Point is launching it's 2009 Adopt-A-Family Christmas program. This year has been especially difficult for many families in our local community and has left them unable to provide a Christmas for their children. Any individuals or businesses interested in adopting a family, making a donation, or have questions call Crystal Jimerson at 776-4575, Ext. 209.

Harvest Dinner

The Savona Federated Church will hold a Harvest Dinner at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at the church. Turkey with all the trimmings will be available. A free will offering will be accepted.

Empire State College public information sessions

Empire State College, of the State University of New York, will hold public information session(s) about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Corning-Elmira location, 318 Park Avenue, Corning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 and at 12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16.

To reserve a space for an upcoming information session please visit www.esc.edu and select the location nearest to you or call 962-1421.  Individuals may also register by calling 800-847-3000 and select option 1.