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Community meetings

•    The Charles E. Wescott Post #173 American Legion Riders will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bath Legion. All motorcycle enthusiasts are welcome to attend the meeting.  

•    The Raider Detachment #461 of the Marine Corps League will resume meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesday the Hornell VFW Post 2250, 245 Canisteo St., Hornell. All Marines, former Marines and FMF Navy Corpsmen are invited.

•  The Charles E. Wescott American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 12 at the Bath Legion.

• Wine Country Seniors monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, November 13. This is their Thanksgiving dinner. Dinner to start at 5:30 p.m. Everyone over age 55 is invited to attend. Bring your own table service. Contact Margaret Thompson at 607-569-3463 for more information.

•  The Steuben County Veteran’s Memorial will hold a monthly business meeting at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, November 11 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 Bath Historical Preservation Commission will hold a meeting to present information to the public on the village's new Certified Local Government status and how it impacts the community from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday in the Empire Room of the Dormann Library.

Community events

• The Champagne Whirl-A-Ways Square Dance Club will gather Saturday at the Community Building, Bath. Early rounds will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. and square dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. Dance will be “Veterans & Pie Night” with caller Gary Pruyne and Cuer Lisa Treichler. For more information or questions call 607-776-6990.

•  CCC will host a Midday Concert from 12:30-1:40 p.m. Thursday, November 15 R004 of the Learning Center building on the Spencer Hill campus in Corning. This weeks concert will be by “Nathan Murphy, baritone soloist and Blaise Bryski, piano,” performing works by Dowland, Mahler, Monteverdi and Mozart. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Loueda Bleiler at 607-962-9298.

• The Southern Tier All Star Jaz Band will perform from 2-5 p.m. today at the Bath American Legion, 14 W. William St., Bath, behind Post Office. Cost is $4. Beverages available for purchase and 50/50 raffle.

• The Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post #173 will hold a fish fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, November 16 at the Legion, 14 W. William St., Bath. For more information call the Legion at 607-776-7345.

• The Wayne Fire House will hold a roast beef Election Day dinner from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Pies will also be available.

• The Cameron Veterans Dinner will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 11 at the Cameron Fire Hall. There will be an Afghan raffle at Crawford's to benefit the dinner. All Cameron veterans and a guest are invited to dinner. RSVP to Julia at 607-776-3625.

• Arbor Housing and Development will begin their 2012 Holiday season with the 16th Annual Giving Tree Project on Friday, November 16. The tree is located at Arbor Housing and Development's Main Office, 16 W. William Street, Bath. The tree is decorated with gift tags indicating needs of adults and children benefiting from the organizations supportive housing programs. Participants select a gift tag, purchase a gift, and return it to the Main Office to place under the “Giving Tree.” All gifts need to arrive by Thursday, December 13 to allow time for distribution.

• The Senior Architecture students welcome the community to attend their “final” presentation of their designs for a “new” look for Bath from 1-4 p.m. Monday at the Alfred State Campus.

• The last day of the 2012 season for the Harvest and Artists Market will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at 8383 Gallagher Road, Pulteney. Free admission and easy parking. Visit www.HarvestandArtists.com for more information.

• Catholic Charities Turning Point is launching the 2012 Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program. This year has been especially difficult for numerous families in our local community, given the current economy. To help ease this situation, please consider adopting a family or making a donation towards the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program. To Adopt-A-Family or for more information contact Tammy VanVleck at 607-776-4575 ext. 214.

School news

• Parents and concerned residents of the Bath Central and other area school districts are encouraged to attend a bullying prevention presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Haverling High School auditorium. The featured presenter will be Jay Banks, Ph.D.

Church news

• The Savona Federated Church will hold a Harvest Dinner from 4:30 until gone Saturday at the church, 20 Church Street, Savona. For more information or to ask about their menu please call 607-583-2409. Free will offering will be accepted. Takeouts available.

•  The Trinity Federated Church will hold a Penny Social at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 123 South Main St., Naples. Raffles to begin at 2 p.m. Proceeds to help the Allen Family of Cohocton. For more information call Kathy Griffin at 585-447-1495.

• St. John Vianney Parish of Bath and Hammondsport is now holding a series of workshops as a part of Pope Benedict XVI’s declaration of a “Year of Faith.”

“Catholics 101” is a 10- part series of Thursday workshops be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at O’Malley Hall, (St. Mary site) 36 E. Morris St., Bath and 7-8:30 p.m. at McGill Hall, St. Gabriel site, 78 Shethar St., Hammondsport.

Bible Study for Catholics is a 10 week workshop on Mondays. Sessions will be held from 10:15-11:45 a.m. at McGill Hall, with evening sessions set for 7-8:30 p.m. at O’Malley Hall.

For more information or to register, call 607-776-3327 or 607-569-3501.

• The St. Mary's site of the new St. John Vianney Parish will hold its annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, November ll at 32 E. Morris St., the fair will be set up in O'Malley Hall and adjacent rooms. Local craft vendors will be set up displaying jewelry, dried flower arrangements, edible treats, scrapbooking items, and handmade goods. Lunch and baked goods will be available to purchase. A cake wheel will provide another way to take home cakes and pies. Santa will be visiting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and photo opportunities with Santa will be available for the younger set.

Classes/training/presentations

•The Bath Village Historic Preservation Commission will hold a presentation for property owners and interested citizens in the historic districts in Bath from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday in the Empire Room at the Dormann Library, Bath. For more information or to RSVP visit www.villageofbath.org/historical.html or email bstranges@hotmail.com.bstranges@hotmail.com.

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: RSVP....Lead with Experience

Steuben County's non-profits need your time and talent!

- United Way of the Southern Tier is seeking income tax preparers for their CASH program.  Training will be provided and you must have computer skills.  The program runs from late January to mid-April.

- Steuben Coordinated Transportation needs volunteer drivers who can transport the elderly and needy to non-emergency medically related appointments.  Reimbursement is available for all miles driven, meals, and/or parking expenses.

- Project Care has a critical need for volunteers to provide transportation, light housekeeping, or respite care to seniors age 60+.  This program assists seniors in the Greater Bath area to remain in their own homes as long as possible.

If you are 55 years of age or older and you are interested in these or any other volunteer opportunities, call Mary at 607-664-2298 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 steubencony.org/rsvp to see a more complete list of volunteer opportunities.

Briefs

• The Steuben County Sheriff's Office Stop DWI Program tip line is 1-877-862-4847, toll free. Please report those who are drinking alcohol under the age of 21 years, those who purchase alcohol for anyone under 21 years of age and parties where under age drinking may be occurring.

• Contributions are now being accepted for the annual Wreaths Across America event slated for 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Bath National Cemetery.  Donations by individuals and organizations must be received by Wreaths Across America by Nov. 26. Donors also need to put the location ID on the sponsorship form.

For more information go the organizers’ Facebook page, WAA.BathNationalCemetery for updates and links to the location page. Questions also may be sent to

patricmcglynn@gmail.com