The Mystery Readers’ Mondays Discussion Group will meet at Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia on Monday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “The Dry” by Jane Harper. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the front desk. For more information, call the library at 343-9550, ext. 8 or log onto www.batavialibrary.org.
Downtown Batavia’s Farmer Market
There will be a FREE “Meet the Candidates” Day in Genesee County to enable Western New Yorkers with disabilities — or anyone from the community — to hear and discuss issues with some on the ballot in the November General Election.
WNY Independent Living Inc. will host those running for certain county, city and town offices. Whatever your political views, this is your year to get involved!
The Genesee County event will take place on Tues. Oct. 24th, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR), 113 Main St., Suite 5, near Center Street.
Invitees include candidates for Genesee County District Attorney and Legislature, Batavia City Common Council (At-Large), and various other County and Town positions.
For those who wish to be familiar with the “hot” disability issues, sheets of suggested questions will be provided, but participants are encouraged to ask about public concerns that are close to them. The location is fully disability accessible.
WNYIL Advocacy and Public Policy Director Todd Vaarwerk notes that those who achieve local positions now may be the State and National leaders of tomorrow. Get additional information at (716) 836-0822, ext. 101.
WNY Independent Living Inc. is Western New York’s largest cross-disability, consumer-directed, non-residential organization for persons with disabilities. At WNYIL, individuals of all ages and all types of disabilities learn to exercise their freedom of choice to take control of their own lives in order to live more productively in, and contribute to, the community.
“Books Sandwiched In” will be held on Wednesday, October 25 at 12:10 p.m. at Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia. Four Books Sandwiched In committee members will present short reviews of new books; Beth Stich will review Women Will Vote, by Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello, Susan Chiddy will speak about Setting Free the Kites by Alex George, Sandra Seyfried will review A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, and Frances McNulty will review Jackie’s Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family by Kathy McKeon. Bring your own sandwich; coffee, tea and cookies served. All are welcome to attend this talk. For more information, call the library at (585) 343-9550, ext. 8 or log on to www.batavialibrary.org.
Downtown Batavia’s Farmer Market
A symposium on agritourism will be held at Genesee Community College on Thursday, Oct. 26.
It will take place inside Stuart Steiner Theatre and is free and open to all. It is hosted by GCC’s Tourism & Hospitality Management Program.
Meet the entrepreneurial agritourism leaders in Genesee County. There will be vendor booths and samples.
Here’s the day’s schedule:
- 11 a.m. to noon — Student Session with Sophie Winter, Ph.D.
- 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. — Keynote Speaker: Sophie Winter, Ph.D.
- 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. — Panel Discussion and Question-and-Answer Session
- 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. — Meet, Greet & Eat Reception
The college is located at One College Road in the Town of Batavia.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Amy Slusser, professor, Tourism & Hospitality Management at 343-0055, ext. 6332, or email email@example.com
The symposium is sponsored in part by Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement.