BATAVIA — Coming to Batavia Downs Thursday for the first time to perform is Niagara Falls native Martha McWilson.

RUSH – A great way to enjoy the colors of an upstate autumn is from the windows of a vintage electric trolley car at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Rd.

CALEDONIA – A collection of collaborative work by sisters Lisa Bleier and Michelle Cavalcanti, “Heart-Hooked Sisters: Stories in Wool,” will be featured at The Village Gallery, 3119 Main St., during October.

GENESEO – Rehearsals are in their final days at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo for the upcoming production of “Bombs & Blooms.” The musical drama by Ruth Henry tells the story of a B-17 pilot during World War II.

HONEOYE FALLS – Michelle Garlock, an art teacher at Lima Christian School, is the featured artist at Mendon Public Library, 22 North Main St,, during September.

GENESEO – The Genesee Valley Council on the Arts will present a “How to Make an Ofrenda” event at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 23 Main St., on Sept. 25. The event is the first of several programs to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Author Julie Manwarren will present a program tonight at the Little Lakes Community Center, 4705 South Main St., Hemlock, featuring her new book, “Floyd Ingraham’s Springwater: A Finger Lakes Hamlet.”

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MOUNT MORRIS – Underneath the pictures of first responders on a new mural in Mount Morris are the words, “We remember and we honor.”

BATAVIA — A mix of nature and human expression will be on display at the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, 201 East Main St.

Avon Rotary is going on the road again, and inviting Livingston County to join the ride for Saturday’s second annual “Rally in the Valley.”

Blues guitarist Michael Charles and his band have been back on the road since about mid-July. Playing in front of live audiences for the first time in 18 months after canceling the 2020 tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been “just kind of a weird time,” says the Chicago-based musician.

GENESEO – Competitive chicken wing-eating contest will be on the menu Sept. 11 when the Geneseo Riviera, 4 Center St., hosts the Geneseo Chicken Wing Festival.

Publick Musick, an ensemble that explores the early development of music for the violin family, is scheduled to perform in a pop-up concert in the village of Wyoming.

CALEDONIA - Artistic interpretations of automobiles in various media will be on exhibit at The Village Gallery in September. Regional artists whose work depicts some aspect of an automobile are featured in the show, “American Icons: The Automobile.”

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GENESEO – The words “comedy” and “Satan” may not go together often, but local filmmaker and recent Geneseo Central Schools graduate Jacob French is hoping people will get a laugh out of the odd pairing when they see his new film, “House Guest from Hell.”

GENESEO – The National Warplane Museum and the Kiwanis Club of Southwest Rochester will host a fly-in breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Labor Day, Sept. 6, at the museum, 3489 Big Tree Lane, off Route 63. The event will raise money to help fund a new permanent exhibition honoring the Tuskegee…

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BATAVIA — Bob Knipe was a longtime member of the Books Sandwiched In committee and a friend to Richmond Memorial Library. He made his first presentation in the long-running book review series in May 1983 – the book was “Carnival Culture: The Trashing of Taste in America” by James B. Twitchel…

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Luke Bryan performed to a crowd of some 20,000 people at the Darien Lake Amphitheater Aug. 14. His opening acts included Caylee Hammock and Dylan Scott.