Genesee ARC Friends & Family 5K
Register for the 10th Mary Anne Graney Memorial Genesee ARC 5K Run and walk to be held Saturday, September 20th,beginning on the Barrville Road, Elba. The course is USA Track & Field certified; check in at 8:45am; race begins 10am. This family friendly event features post race party and awards. Proceeds benefit the Mary Anne Graney Scholarship Fund. Go to geneseearc.org to register or call Sandy at 585-343-4203 for more information and sponsorship opportunities.
Please Help! Adopt Now!
The Genesee County Animal Shelter in Batavia, NY is currently full of some of the best cats in the county. Kitten season should be winding down but according to the number of available cats and kittens at the Shelter it is still in full swing. All cages are full and there are many phone calls each day requesting space for more cats to come into the Shelter. As a result, we are offering all felines at half price - $20. All of the cats and kittens have been tested for FIV/FeLV, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, dewormed, treated for fleas and most have been spayed/neutered. Those not yet spayed/neutered require a $35 deposit refundable upon proof of surgery. We have adults and kittens in all colors, shapes, sizes and personalities. This back to school special will not last forever. It starts Saturday, August 30th and runs through Sunday, September 14th. Shelter hours are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1-3 pm; Wednesday 7-9 pm and Saturday 11-1 pm. All available felines have been photographed and are posted on the Volunteers For Animals website at www.vol4animals.org
. Please support your local animal shelter and come out and adopt a new friend today.
Youth American Sign Language Class
Independent Living, 113 Main Street, Batavia, will offer one hour beginers American Sign Language clasess for youth ages 5 to 15, on Wednesdays, October 1 to November 19. This series of classes are free and geared to home school families ; book charge of $ 10.00. Pre-registration required. Call Donna
at 585-815-8501 ext. 411.
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia, is looking for a full time administrative assistant with experience with accounting software. Salary commensurate with experience, benefits. Send resume to the Church, attn: Dave Thom.
Hazardous Waste / Pharmaceutical Collection
600 appointments are available this fall for the GLOW Region Hazardous waste collection to be held Saturday, September 20 in Mt. Morris. Details and additional information is available with registration at 585-815-7906
Medical Transportation Program
The Genesee County Office for the Aging is in critial need of volunteers to take individuals to medical appointments outside of Genesee County. Supplemental liability insurance is provided to all volunteers and mileage reimbursement may be available. Contact Dorian Ely, at the Office for the Aging if you are interested in volunteering. 585-343-1611.
Principles of Gardening
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County will offer, "Principles of Gardening" training, Wednesday evenings starting September 10 through November 19, from 6pm to 9pm. This training is the first requirement to becoming a Genesee County Master Gardener. Class size is limited; registration required by Friday, August 22. For an application or to register call Brandie Schultz at 585-343-3040, ext. 101.
UMMC ASK A Nurse
United Memorial Hospital will offer, "Ask a Nurse" community outreach program the First Tuesday of each month from 9am to 11am, in the Jerome Center Lobby, 16 Bank Street, Batavia; and on the Third Tuesday of each month from 9am to 11am, in the main lobby of the hospital at 127 North Street, Batavia. A registered nurse will be present to answer questions, check blood pressure, review medications, and provide diabetes risk assessments. The program is free and open to the public on a walk in basis.
Songs for NYSARC
Genesee ARC announces, "Songs for NYSARC", a collaboration between talented artists and parents includes some of the best songs ever written about people with developmental disabilities. Hear the songs now and buy downloads to support Genesee ARC by clicking on the logo. For more information contact Sandy Konfederath at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-343-1123, ext. 226.
Volunteer Firefighters Needed
The Genesee County Fire Service is looking for Volunteer Firefighters, EMT personnel, emegency vehicle operators, traffic managers, support staff. Apply today at www.readygenesee.com
Volunteer to Deliver Home Meals
The Office for the Aging is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver Home delivered meals in Batavia. You can volunteer daily or as little as once a month. Each delivery takes approximately one to one and half hours. Easy pick up accessibility and assistance with loading at the Genesee ARC Community Center, Woodrow Road, Batavia. For more information or to volunteer call Jill at 585-343-1611.
UMMC HEALTHY LIVING CLASSES
United Memorial Medical Center Healthy Living, offers classes on Childbirth, MOMS program, Breast Feeding, Nutrition counceling, Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support, Diabetes Education Classes, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support . No Cost Mammography is also offered. Call 344-5331 for more information as to dates and registration.
GIVE TO YOUR UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN
Have you made your pledge yet to the United Way? Every dollar donation you give to the United Way stays right here in Genesee County to help your neighbors. All Babies Cherished, Western NY Tri-County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America - Iroquois Trail Council, Genesee County YMCA, GCASA, CASA, Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern, Girl Scouts of Western NY, Home Care & Hospice, Literacy Genesee, Regional Action Phone, PathStone, The Salvation Army, and YWCA of Genesee County depend upon your support. The United Way also has a number of community organizations that you can support with your dollars as giving opitions, such as local fire departments, Habitat for Humanity, Crossroads House, Genesee ARC, and many more. Our community faces many challenges, but together we can make a difference. Make a direct gift or choose payroll deduction. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Life United! Call 343-8141 or go to www.uwgeneseecounty.org