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SUBMITTED by Mary Mastracy, Wayne County Tourism (24-Mar-2011)

Robins are a tell-tale of Spring
The snow is melting, the robins are returning and that can mean only one thing. Spring is here. It may not look or feel like it but Wayne County’s April Calendar is full of events to help celebrate spring.

The Montezuma Audubon Center is hosting a number of activities for the outdoor enthusiasts, a complete cure for “cabin fever”. Nature Series Lecture is April 2 at 2pm, Local Birding Trip is April 6, beginning at 9am with host Dave Spier, on April 9, Wood Duck Wander begins at 2pm. Learn about this fascinating species. Dave Spier heads up a Spring Nature Walk on April 13, Earth Day Celebration on April 23 features another hike and the Home School Series: Back to the Ice Age is April 29 at 10am and 1pm and rounding out the month is a Walk Through Wildflowers beginning at 2pm on April 30 Space is limited for some events and registration maybe required. For more information on these events contact the MAC at (315) 365-3588 or visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma.htm.

Trail Works is also hosting a few events including a Wayne County Trails Celebration on April 2 at the Lyons Community Center from 9am to 1pm and on April 27 “The Mystery and History of Zurich Bog” will be presented at the Newark Public Library, 121 High Street, Newark beginning at 6:30pm. For more information and a complete list of events check out their website at www.trailworks.org.

On April 6, Chet Peters presents "The War of 1812 in Pultneyville" at Gates Hall in Pultneyville at 7pm. Also appearing at Gates Hall on April 8, 9 & 10 is the Gatesinger Company rendition of “Bye Bye Birdie”. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors/students and can be reserved by calling (315) 589-3326. www.gateshall.com.

Wayne County Council for the Arts presents the Middle School Art Show from April 7 -28. Various art from Wayne County students are on display at 108 West Miller Street, Newark (315) 331-4593. www.wayne-arts.com.

The Palmyra Inn is the setting for the National Fishing Lure Collector’s Club Annual Show on April 9 & 10. Collectors from throughout the Northeast and Canada will participate. 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 11am on Sunday. Free appraisals. $5 entry fee. A family friendly event, children under 12 are free. History and artifacts related to Sportfishing. (315) 597-4793.

St. Michael’s Church holds their annual Rummage Sale on April 12-16 in the basement of the church.

Sale of clothing, footwear, household items, bedding, linen, drapes, glassware, baby items etc. 401 South Main Street, Newark. Tues-Fri from 9am to 6pm and Sat. from 8am to 11am. (315) 331-6753.

Bring the kids on April 16 for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cracker Box Palace, Alton, NY. Egg hunt begins at 1:30pm for ages 1-8. We will have cake, snacks and beverages to celebrate our anniversary. Bring the family. Admission is free; donations and treats for our critters are always welcomed! www.crackerboxpalace.org.

The 12th Annual Historic Palmyra Fundraising Dinner will be on April 16. Steak roast, silent auction, entertainment, door prizes and fun. Tickets are $25 per person. All proceeds support the four incredible museums of Historic Palmyra. 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William Street, Palmyra. (315) 597-6981 for tickets and reservations. www.historicpalmyrany.com.

The Lake Ontario counties annually host a series of the world’s best freshwater tournaments know as the LOC Derby. This year it will be April 29 through May 8. Join thousands of anglers that hit the lake each year in pursuit of thousands of dollars in cash prizes for salmon, lake trout, brown trout and rainbow/steelhead trout. Registration sites and weigh stations are located along the entire southern Lake Ontario shoreline. www.loc.org. (888) 733-5246

For a complete list of events visit www.waynecountytourism.com.

About the Wayne County Office of Tourism

The Wayne County Office of Tourism is the designated Tourism Promotion Agency for Wayne County and promotes the County’s attractions, events and lodging establishments. For more information call 315-946-5469/800-527-6510 or visit www.waynecountytourism.com.


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4 Comments to "Think Spring!"

  1. Videomark Said,

    The Health Fair at the Lyons Community Center is on Saturday, April 3rd. From 9- 1 p.m.

    Great event I just wanted to clarify.

    Posted on Sun Mar 27, 08:21:00 AM EDT

  2. Seth C. Burgess Said,

    Good catch, the date for the event at LCC has now been updated to 3 April.

    Posted on Mon Mar 28, 08:16:00 PM EDT

  3. Seth C. Burgess Said,

    Oops...it really should be April the SECOND from 9 am to 1 pm (Saturday) for the Trail Works appearance at LCC for the Wayne County trails celebration.

    Posted on Mon Mar 28, 09:39:00 PM EDT

  4. Videomark Said,

    Come take a walk on the future "Forever Wild for Everyone' trail.

    Posted on Mon Mar 28, 09:47:00 PM EDT


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