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Community meetings

•   The Charles E. Wescott American Auxiliary Unit 173 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

•    The Steuben County Veteran’s Memorial will hold a monthly business meeting at 10:30 a.m. today in the dining room of the facility located at 7230 State Route 54, Bath, NY. All regular Steuben County Veterans Memorial members are welcome to attend the meeting. Support your veteran’s organization.

• The Hammondsport Mac Users Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 20 in the Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning about Apple Macintosh computers. Topic for this meeting will be “How to Replace and Backup Your Hard Drive”. Bring your laptop to use the free high-speed wireless internet available in the library. More info can be found at the group’s website at www.hportmug.com or by e-mail at hammondsportmug@gmail.com.

• The Retired Corning Police Officers Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday 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 607-769-8717.

•      The Wine Country Toastmasters will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility, in the guest dining room on the second floor, 7009 Rumsey Street Extension, Bath. Guests are welcome. For more information call Terry Bilancio at 776-7813, Bob Babcock at (585) 728-9167 or Victoria Nichols at 324-7094.

Library news

• Peter Robbins will give a talk on how the Keuka Lake area was formed geologically many years ago at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library, Hammondsport. Please pre-register by calling the library at 607-569-2045.

• The Prattsburg Library now has a free standing drop box to return materials when the library is closed. It is directly in front of the library next to the bicycle stand. The box will ensure that the materials returned to the library are safe and in good condition when the library takes them into the library.

Support groups

•  Family members of Veterans with mental health issues: The Bath VA Medical Center will offer an education session from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, June 20 in the main hospital building, Building 76, Room 511 on the VA campus. The topic will be Skills for Managing Stress Effectively. No reservation is needed to participate.

For more information call Darlene Leonard at 607-664-4300.

• Military Family Support Network will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Charles E. Wescott Post 173 American Legion, 14 W. William St., Bath. Special guests include Sgt. Biran Eisch-10th Mt. Division, Fort Drum Purple Heart Recipent and Tracy, Director of Operation Homefront. For more information call Denise Duby at 607-329-7037 or Jason Shaddock at 607-329-6421.

Community events

• The Sixth Annual Keuka Lake Youth Fishing Derby and Outdoor Sporting Show will be held Saturday, June 25 at Penn Yan Fireman’s Field. Derby will start at 6 a.m. to noon, show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick up entry forms are available at Wheels Unlimited in Bath and Lake Valley Archers and Anglers in Tyrone. The derby is free for all kids 17 and under. The outdoor show is free for everyone.

• NARFE will hold their annual picnic beginning at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the VFW in Bath. A musical program will be provided by Bill Locke. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 607-776-3738. This will be the last get together until September 2011.

• Wine Country Seniors and all seniors are invited to go on their trips and attend the monthly dinner held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist Church, 35 Lake St., Hammondsport with entertainment or talking about trips, after dinner. Bring dish to pass and your own place setting. Transportation for trips is by K Venture,with pick ups in Bath and Hammondsport. Our trips for the rest of the season are: July 20 “Erie Canal Cruise.” Go through Lock#32 with lunch at  “Coal Tower Restaurant” all for $77. July 26 “Wegmans Farm Tour” with lunch at the Wine & Culinary Ctr. For $69. August 29 “Cowboy Salute” at the Medina Stone Farm with family style luncheon and Western songs by Ron and Nancy Onesong all for $99.Only 20 seats available for each trip. For your reservation call 607-569-2841 or 607-776-6006.

Food/Entertainment

• Music in the Park will be held from 2-4 p.m. today at the Prattsburgh Park. Refreshments will be available, bring own lawn chair. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Methodist Church. The concert is free and open to the public.

• The opening concert for the Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival will be “Brahms Bombshell” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill Rd., Branchport, NY. Performers will be Manhattan Chamber Orchestra Ensemble with Richard Auldon Clark, artistic director; Special Guest String Quartet. Cost is $18 for adults and free for students.

School news

• The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Hammondsport Central School will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the High School Library.

• The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Bath Central School District will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the District Office.

Classes/training

•   CASA of the Southern Tier, Inc. will hold CASA 101 Initial training from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, second floor conference room 225 of the Southeast Steuben County Corning Library. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 607-936-2272 or email casasoutherntier@aol.com.

• Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold a workshop “Developing a Farmstead Cheese Operation” for farmers interested in making and selling cheese from the farm from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at the Yates County Auditorium, Penn Yan. Reservations are required by Friday, June 24 by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County at 315-536-5123. The cost to attend is $15 per farm. For more information call 607-664-2300.

• Corning Community College’s Workforce Development and Community Education has announced a new non-credit training program for entry-level employment opportunities in the natural gas industry on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning Tuesday, June 21 through July 19 from 4:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This 72-hour training program provides the basic skills needed to apply for entry-level positions within the natural gas industry. Training will provide information and skill development in rig set-up and rig components, the drilling/fracking process, basic math/electricity/blue print reading, an on-site rig tour, resume writing/interviewing, and an overview of available career ladders within the gas industry/other supply organizations that support the industry. Recruiting representatives will be present at the completion of training. Cost is $975.

For more information or to register, please contact Lori Gwin at 607-936-5507 or via email at gwin@corning-cc.edu.

Support Groups

• Victims of Domestic Violence (Women)

6:45-7:45 p.m. Monday night. For more information call 1-800-286-3407.

• Narcotics Anonymous meetings:

7-8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at St. Thomas Church.

7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Ira Davenport.

1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church.

7-8:30 p.m. Sunday the meetings at the Kinship House.

• The Center for Dispute Settlement, Inc., 22 Liberty St., is a non-profit organization that helps residents, neighbors and families resolve issues through mediation. For more information, call 776-6976.

Volunteers

• Bath area needs volunteers through RSVP

RSVP is looking for volunteers to drive, help at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital or Lakeview, work with a child once a week to improve their reading.

Donations of yarn, fabric, and notions needed to support local volunteer crafting groups.

If you are 55 years of age or older and you are interested in these or any other volunteer opportunities, call Michelle at 664-2298 to learn more being an RSVP Volunteer, Appointments are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the RSVP office in the Steuben County Building

Visit RSVP website at www.steubencony.org/RSVP.

Now recruiting in Prattsburgh.

Emergency loan applications

The Farm Service Agency is accepting applications in Steuben County for disaster emergency loan assistance due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain which occurred June 1, 2010 and are continuing. Family farmers who have suffered losses of at least 30 percent of their production due to the frost, freeze, high winds, hail, excessive rain and cold temperatures may be eligible for FSA loans. Farmers must be unable to obtain credit from private commercial lenders. The interest rate on emergency loans is 3.75 percent.

Application for loans under this emergency designation will be accepted until Aug. 17 at the FSA office, 415 West Morris St., Bath

For more information call 776-7398.