February 2018

Snowshoe at the Montezuma Audubon Center! - Ready for some outdoor adventure? Try snowshoeing at the Montezuma Audubon Center! Snowshoes are available for rent. MAC, 2295 Route 89, Savannah. (315) 365-3588.  http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma

Wayne County Council for the Arts - Classes & Workshops for children and adults, 108 West Miller Street, Newark (315) 331-4593. www.wayne-arts.com

January 1- February 28, 2018:  NYS Ice Pro-Am Tournament Series - Fish any NY State waterway, any time of day from January 1- February 28 using any legal angling method (open water, ice fishing, stream & river fishing, etc.) for 7 categories of fish. www.nysiceproam.com/winterclassic/home.html

February 3, 2018: Family Ski and Snowboard Nights at Brantling - From 5pm to 9pm. Reservations for rental equipment are encouraged. Visit the website for registration and rental information. Brantling Ski Slopes Inc., 4015 Fish Farm Road, Sodus. www.brantling.com.

February 3, 2018: Nature of Montezuma Lecture Series: Bird Banding - Dr. Van Niel, a Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, will demonstrate how to safely capture and handle songbirds, explain the scientific reasons for placing bands on birds and what information researchers can obtain from a bird "in the hand". 10am to 12:00pm. Fees Apply. (315) 365-3588. MAC, 2295 Route 89, Savannah. http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma

February 7, 2018:  Painting with a Purpose - An artist from Painting with a Twist will guide everyone through a painting as they sip wine. 6pm to 9pm  Hord’oeuvres will be served. Silent auction. All proceeds benefit ARC of Wayne Foundation. Fees apply. Click here for tickets. Lindsey Redmond Building, 927 Victor Road, Macedon.

February 7, 2018: The Hearts of the Bennetts – This dramatic program has been prepared in recognition of the 2017 gift of portraits of three Bennett family members. The images hang proudly for visitors to appreciate in the parlor room of The Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society. 4130 Mill Street, Pultneyville. www.w-phs.org

February 10, 2018: Customer Appreciation Breakfast & 20% Sale - Join us for a continental breakfast from 9am to Noon. LW Emporium, 6355 Knickerbocker Rd, Ontario. 315-524-8841. www.lwemporium.com

February 10, 2018: Sweetheart Snowshoe and Bird Friendly Chocolate Tasting - Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day week-end so bring your sweetheart, friends, neighbors, and family for an adventure to explore Montezuma’s winter wonderland. Sample delicious bird friendly chocolates and discover how these sweet treats protect important habitats where our breeding warblers spend the winter months. 10am to 12pm or 2pm to 4pm. Fees Apply. (315) 365-3588. MAC, 2295 Route 89, Savannah. http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma

February 10, 2018: Gala Ball 2018 for Cracker Box Palace – An elegant evening with wine and beer tastings, dinner, silent and live auction, music and dancing. Ontario Country Club, 2101 Country Club Lane, Ontario. www.crackerboxpalace.org.

February 11, 2018: Curling on the Erie Canal - Curling on the Erie Canal from 1pm to 3pm at the Port of Palmyra Marina. Give this Olympic sport a try! Enjoy on ice instruction & demonstration, music, food, and more. Subject to cancellation.  www.palmyrany.com.

February 15, 2018:  Montezuma Raptor Van Tour - Raptors have invaded the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and now is a great time to see them! Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to Montezuma’s premier birding locations to encounter Short-eared Owls, Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Rough-legged Hawks and more! Tour will involve minimal walking. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. 2pm to 5pm. Fees Apply. (315) 365-3588. MAC, 2295 Route 89, Savannah. http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma

February 17, 2018: Family Ski and Snowboard Nights at Brantling - From 5pm to 9pm. Reservations for rental equipment are encouraged. Visit the website for registration and rental information. Brantling Ski Slopes Inc., 4015 Fish Farm Road, Sodus. (315) 331-2365. www.brantling.com

February 17-18, 2018: Free Fishing Days - Anyone can fish for free in waters of New York State. No license required.