Calendar of Events

Geneseo provides residents and visitors with a wide variety of activities that appeal to all ages and interests. Please browse through our many events, which we attempt to keep as current as possible. Our sister website, www.geneseony.org, contains schedules of governmental organizations and meetings.

If you would like to submit an event, click HERE.

Mar
18
Thu
Sustainability Series 2021 @ Little Lakes Community Center or via Zoom
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
23
Tue
Virtual Presentation and Public Forum – Lead for the Planet: Five Practices for Confronting Climate Change
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Georgia College, in partnership with the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) and the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS), will host a national forum with Dr. Rae André, professor emeritus at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

André will present and facilitate a public forum on Tuesday, March 23rd from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Part of Georgia College’s Inspire! series on leadership, André will lead a discussion on sustainability leadership. “Growth is finite, natural capital is priceless, and human progress must be measured in terms of both economics and the quality of life,” says André. The forum will be hosted virtually and will be open to the public.

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Mar
25
Thu
Phi Beta Kappa Zoom Lecture: The Long Term Prospects of Science
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

This year’s visiting scholar for Phi Beta Kappa is Dr. Martin Gruebele, who holds an endowed chair in Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He will speak via zoom – registration link.

Talk Summary from Dr. Gruebele: When Einstein’s paper on general relativity came out in 1915, who would have thought the equation would be programmed into our cell phones 100 years later to they can accurately guide us to our dinner restaurant? When Berzelius discovered the new element silicon around 1823, who would have thought it was critical to the chips in the same cell phones? When Ivanovsky in 1892 discovered the first virus that infected tobacco plants, who would have thought that in 2006 the FDA would approve a vaccine against a human cancer. And when Picasso painted Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, who would have thought it would sell for $100+ million 85 years later? Scientific discovery, like art, often takes time to show its full value. The strange things we find out about nature, whether it is the 14+ billion year age of the universe, the odd little ways in which fish go about swimming around, or the fact that fat, protein and genes absorb infrared light from a toaster oven in slightly different ways, could all lead to the next cure or billion dollar industry, but not likely in just a couple of years. I’ll discuss a few examples of interesting open questions, as well as some of the hurdles science faces in answering them.

Mar
26
Fri
Little Women The Broadway Musical @ Geneseo Central School McCarthy Auditorium
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

All ticket purchases and donations incur a 3.5% fee. SEATING: Seating will be assigned by GCS Drama Staff. Seating will be in pairs to allow for social distancing. Ticket orders in even numbers are appreciated. Attendees are required to remain masked throughout the performance, have a temperature check at the door, and fill out a required health survey. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Please contact Mrs. DeBell at bettinadebell@geneseocsd.org for any special needs seating requests.

View program here.

On-Demand Streamed Performances of Little Women The Broadway Musical
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 10:30 pm


Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

View program here.

Mar
27
Sat
Little Women The Broadway Musical @ Geneseo Central School McCarthy Auditorium
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

All ticket purchases and donations incur a 3.5% fee. SEATING: Seating will be assigned by GCS Drama Staff. Seating will be in pairs to allow for social distancing. Ticket orders in even numbers are appreciated. Attendees are required to remain masked throughout the performance, have a temperature check at the door, and fill out a required health survey. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Please contact Mrs. DeBell at bettinadebell@geneseocsd.org for any special needs seating requests.

View program here.

Little Women The Broadway Musical @ Geneseo Central School McCarthy Auditorium
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

All ticket purchases and donations incur a 3.5% fee. SEATING: Seating will be assigned by GCS Drama Staff. Seating will be in pairs to allow for social distancing. Ticket orders in even numbers are appreciated. Attendees are required to remain masked throughout the performance, have a temperature check at the door, and fill out a required health survey. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Please contact Mrs. DeBell at bettinadebell@geneseocsd.org for any special needs seating requests.

View program here.

Apr
7
Wed
Watershed Education Center Virtual Presentation: Tick Talk
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm

REGISTER HERE and you will receive an email with sign-in details to participate.

Apr
12
Mon
Wadsworth Library Virtual Book Chat
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for this virtual book club on Monday, April 12 and May 10 at 6:30 pm.
• The group will be discussing To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal on April 12.
Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Morena-Garcia is scheduled for May 10.
• Copies of the books can be borrowed from owwl.org.
• Email Brandy Finocchario at bfinocchario@pls-net.org to register for the event.

Apr
13
Tue
Tuesday Preschool Storytime @ Wadsworth Library
Apr 13 @ 11:15 am

We’re excited to welcome you back to Preschool Storytime!
• In order to keep class sizes small we are requiring that all children, siblings, and caregivers register for storytime. Participants will register for a three week session beginning in April, with a limit of ten people per class.
• All participants are required to wear masks (ages 3 and up).
Please register by calling 585-243-0440. Spaces are filling quickly. If you have questions or concerns please call the phone number listed above or email Children’s Librarian Sarah Matthews at smatthews@pls-net.org. We can’t wait to see you!
Apr
14
Wed
Wednesday Preschool Storytime @ Wadsworth Library
Apr 14 @ 11:15 am

We’re excited to welcome you back to Preschool Storytime!
• In order to keep class sizes small we are requiring that all children, siblings, and caregivers register for storytime. Participants will register for a three week session beginning in April, with a limit of ten people per class.
• All participants are required to wear masks (ages 3 and up).
Please register by calling 585-243-0440. Spaces are filling quickly. If you have questions or concerns please call the phone number listed above or email Children’s Librarian Sarah Matthews at smatthews@pls-net.org. We can’t wait to see you!
Apr
15
Thu
American Rock Salt Zoom Lecture: Short Scientific Stories from the Galapagos Islands
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm

Sierra Negra in the Galapagos Islands

This year’s American Rock Salt Lecture at SUNY Geneseo will feature volcanologist Karen Harpp, professor of geology and peace conflict studies at Colgate University.

Harpp’s lecture, “Short scientific stories from the Galapagos Islands,” is on April 15 at 6:30 p.m., and offered over Zoom to the Geneseo community and public. Attendees are asked to register by emailing gsci@geneseo.edu. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link the day before the event.

“The Galapagos Islands, known as Las Islas Encantadas (the Enchanted Islands), are renowned for their amazing flora and fauna, including ocean-going reptiles, giant tortoises, and birds that gave up flying for swimming,” says Harpp. “But the islands are also geologically remarkable, the site of beautiful lava flows, volcanic eruptions, and drowned islands. Together, we will explore the origins of these volcanic islands and how they relate to the interior of the Earth, as well as several examples of how geology and biology are intimately intertwined to produce this remarkable (and still nearly pristine) part of our planet.” Full article at this link.

Sustainability Series 2021 @ Little Lakes Community Center or via Zoom
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
17
Sat
Community Planting & Gardening Event @ Long Point Park on Conesus Lake
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Geneseo Boy Scout Troop #4070 is hosting a community planting and gardening event at Long Point Park Saturday morning 4/17. Activities will include: (1) the planting of three new 8-foot tall trees at Long Point Park, (2) kids can start their own vegetable garden in an egg carton, and (3) receive a free sapling or ornamental bush with instructions from Master Gardener Julie Brocklehurst-Woods.

There are 2 time slots: 9:30 – 10:30 AM or 11 AM – 12 Noon

Please sign up for this free event on this Eventbrite link.

More details here.

Apr
20
Tue
Tuesday Preschool Storytime @ Wadsworth Library
Apr 20 @ 11:15 am

We’re excited to welcome you back to Preschool Storytime!
• In order to keep class sizes small we are requiring that all children, siblings, and caregivers register for storytime. Participants will register for a three week session beginning in April, with a limit of ten people per class.
• All participants are required to wear masks (ages 3 and up).
Please register by calling 585-243-0440. Spaces are filling quickly. If you have questions or concerns please call the phone number listed above or email Children’s Librarian Sarah Matthews at smatthews@pls-net.org. We can’t wait to see you!