Most important, please plan to attend the roast beef dinner, complete with the best gravy around and a great assortment of vegetables and dessert, at the Webster’s Crossing Church, Route 15, held Saturday, March 15 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music will be available in the sanctuary and all musicians wishing to jam are welcome. Ralph Hamilton is back from Texas. Melody Bogdon is our leader for this family style dinner. Our youth will be helping to serve. The cost is $9 for adults and half that for young people up to age 12. Call Pat Martindale at 585-669-2457 if you have any questions.

Mark Hopkins writes: It was a perfect day for a hike on Sunday, March 9. Thirty hikers joined Springwater Trails on a hike along an old logging road near the Canadice Outlet Creek from Canadice Hollow Road starting at a very old cemetery north to Route 15A. The temperature was above freezing with clear blue skies, making for easy footing along the ridges of the gully formed by the creek. Many of the hikers gathered at Pam’s home for the delicious pulled chicken with maple barbecue sauce, salads, fruit, and cakes. Next Sunday, March 16, the group will hike south along Canadice Lake (details at Do come join us at 2 p.m.

Doug Morgan shared that the Antique Doll Program (history, identification and restoration) sponsored by the Lima Historical Society will be on Tuesday, March 18 7:30 p.m. at the Lima Courthouse next to the Town Hall on East Main. The program presenter is Susan Parsons Sumner, a “dolly doctor”, collector, and historian of dolls made between 1800 and 1950, specializing in those made of composition between 1900 and 1940. Bring your questions and your dolls if you wish. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Mike Seager shared the information on the Western New York Forest Owners Association meeting regarding the Asian Longhorn Beetle being presented by Gene Binder at the Monroe County Cornell Cooperative Extension Center, 249 Highland Avenue, on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. This program is free and open to the public, especially of interest to people concerned with saving our maples, willows, birches and other hardwoods.

Lenten Study at area United Methodist Churches: March 12 – Spiritual Health – at Canadice UMC – Pastor Juls Foos March 19 – Physical Health – Springwater UMC – Pastor Ray Shaw March 26 – Mental Health – Webster’s Crossing UMC – Pastor Dorothy Hotchkiss April 2 – Emotional Health – Canadice UMC – Pastor Juls April 9 – Relational Health – Springwater UMC – Pastor Ray

Each weekly session will begin at 6 p.m. with a soup and sandwich fellowship hour, and the study session for an hour at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday, Pastor Dorothy will lead the service at Groveland Federated Parish at 6 p.m., and on Good Friday Pastor David Hotchkiss will lead the 7 p.m. service at Conesus United Church. Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 21 is the Farmer/Neighbor Dinner sponsored by Livingston County Chamber of Commerce. The Mulligan Farm is the Farm of the Year! If you plan to attend, be sure to register. Details at the Chamber in Geneseo.

Saturday, March 22 is the Pasta Dinner sponsored by the Scottsburg United Methodist Church. This is a first for them. Plan to be there around 4 p.m.

Jean McMillan sent information about the Helping Hands Relay for Life Team third annual luncheon scheduled for Saturday, April 5 from Noon until 3 p.m. at the Wayland American Legion, 102 North Main Street. Do pencil this activity onto your calendar and plan to help raise funds to benefit the American Cancer Society. The luncheon features appetizers, soup, sandwiches, desserts, a cash bar, basket raffle and 50/50 drawing. The cost is $15 per person / $100 for a table of 8. Tickets are available at the Wayland Town Hall and at the Legion door as available that day.

Details can be obtained from Liz Dean at 585-728-5857, 728-9010 or Basket donations are welcomed. Last year “Helping Hands Team” raised over $2,000 to contribute. All members on the team have, in some way, been touched by cancer and are very committed to this program (and they would love to have you attend!)

Happy spring! It is just around the corner!

Birthdays: March 13 – Jonathan Van Derme, Shelley Quackenbush March 14 – Jeffrey Vadney, Sandra Lee James March 15 – Rodney Holden, Chris Sackett March 16 – Carly Miceli March 17 – Zack Smith, Robert W. Hill Sr March 18 – twins: Alexis and Cheyenne Carnrite, Brendon Willard March 20 – Renée Pauline, Margaret Ryan, Elaine Nadue

Anniversaries: March 17 – Ron and Sally Brown, #58, Dwayne “Smitty” and Renée Smith, Barb and Jerry Carney, #58