What's happening this weekend: Your local news at a glance

Come join the “Pumpkin Walk”
On Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Newark Garden Club will be sponsoring their 4th annual “Pumpkin Walk” with carved lighted and decorated pumpkins designed by all age groups, pre-school to adult.  After taking the walk and enjoying the artistic ability of the “pumpkin carvers”, refreshments will be offered.

Come to the Davis Drive –Elmwood Avenue entrance of Perkins Park where there is ample parking. Admission is $1 for a single and $3 for a family.

Anyone interested in entering a carved or decorated pumpkin should bring it to the Perkins Park Pavilion off Washington Street between 4 and 6 p.m. that day. Pumpkins will be judged by members of the Wayne County Council of the Arts. Prizes will be awarded to various age groups with an overall Grand Prize. Those wishing to take their pumpkins home may pick them up at the park at 8:30 p.m. For more information, phone Diana Dubler, 331-6181.

The Newark Garden Club hopes you will come and join the fun at this Halloween event.  Monies raised will be used for Village of Newark civic beautification projects. The Newark Garden Club is a member of the 7th District Garden clubs of New York State and affiliated with the State Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and the National Garden Club.

Market’s final day
The last day of the Lyons Farmers' Market is in front of the Court House on Church St. from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 27.

Jim Murphy will play for your entertainment. Stock up on your potatoes, squash and apples. Find gourds, Amish crafts and check out a wood toy or birdhouse for a gift. Have your last fried dough till next year. WIC is accepted.

For more information go www.facebook.com/LyonsFarmersMarket. Any questions call 945-6569.

Historian’s Office seeking historic photos
Local residents are invited to participate in a project at the Macedon Public Library to scan personal historic photographs of Macedon.

The first of three scanning sessions will be held from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. The emphasis will be to document information about the photographs, gather family stories, and increase awareness about the photography collection in the Town Historian’s office. Photographs will be scanned into the historian's photo archive and you will be able to take your photo(s) home with you. There will be a form filled out which will give the background information on the photo: person's name, place, date, etc.  

Also the Macedon Memory Keepers will have a representative on hand to record any stories shared. No appointment is necessary.

The second scanning session will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, noon to 3 p.m., during the Bullis Room Open House.

Any questions on either event, call 986-5932, Ext. 108 and ask for June Hamell.  

These sessions are made possible by the Friends Endowment of the Macedon Public Library funding of the “Macedon Memories: They walked before us” grant.

Library hosts used book sale
A Used Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Macedon Public Library, will be held on Oct. 25 through 27. Hours will be Thursday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held in the Community Room at the Macedon Public Library, 30 Main St.

The sale will feature donated volumes, both fiction and non-fiction, sorted by author and subject matter into more than 20 categories. Most hardcovers will be priced at $1; most paperbacks at 50 cents. On Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., shoppers will be able to buy a bag-of-books (their selection) for $3. There will also be a Collector’s Corner, featuring special books at attractive prices, and a Holiday Store, featuring Christmas ornaments, books, and small holiday items. 

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends Endowment for the Macedon Public Library.

Donations of used books are always gratefully accepted at the library, except, please no donations between October 20-30 as we prepare the sale.  And please, no old textbooks or Reader’s Digest condensed books; nothing moldy or mildewed.

Gateley speaks about her new book
Do you think spooky, heartrending tragedy just happens on land? Not so!

There are many stories and legends regarding shipwrecks and lost sailors on our very own Lake Ontario.The lake's history of shipwrecks, crazy money making schemes, piracy and war is as colorful as that of any wild west region. Peterson Gateley will read an account of two Halloween tragedies that took place 99 years apart on the lake and will also tell the stories of two notable women mariners, one of them known as the Queen of the bootleggers.

Wolcott author, Susan Peterson Gateley, will read from and discuss her new book, “Maritime Tales of Lake Ontario” when she visits Village Bookmarket, 207 East Main St., Palmyra on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m.

Rummage sale to benefit fund
On Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Christian Community Church of East Williamson will be holding a huge rummage sale.  We are currently installing an elevator for handicap accessibility, and all proceeds from this sale will help to pay for this project.

This will also be the final rummage sale! It will be the biggest one ever, and we have extended the time by one hour each day.

Included in the sale are:  furniture (including a 46"-long old vanity, computer desk, chairs, small dining room set), Christian homeschooling materials, books (fiction and non-fiction, children's, cookbooks), bread machines, clothing, toys, Christmas decorations (including Thomas Pacconi blown glass ornaments and figures, a set of nesting boxes, Precious Moments Christmas stocking doll, big Christmas tree, small Christmas tree--a lot of the decorations were bought off QVC and HSN and have never been used), Boyds Bears items, housewares, knickknacks, tools, lots of miscellaneous!  (There might be some goodies to be tucked away for future birthday or Christmas gifts!)

Most items are "Pay what you think is fair" (a few will have prices on them).  We will also be having a bake sale, and the proceeds from that also go to help pay for the elevator.

If you have any clean items you would like to donate (we have tax donation receipts available), please e-mail mpike@rochester.rr.com or call (315) 483-8286.

Please come out and support our efforts at Christian Community Church, 5042 Ridge Rd., East Williamson (just east of the 4 corners of Townline and Ridge Roads), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.