February is a short month, but it is also the sweetest month of the year. Don’t let this unpredictable weather stop you from visiting your fine merchants in downtown Canandaigua, especially if you’re shopping for someone special in your life. For Valentine’s Day there are many merchants who have exactly what you’re looking for:
- Romantic Dinner
- Handmade Gifts
- Apparel for him, or her
- Bath and Body, Candles, Soaps
- Antiques and Heirlooms
- Wine and/or Champagne
Shop local independent stores and show your sweetie you care this season. Here are some merchant news and events:
Become a Master Sommelier at New York Wine and Culinary Center
Master Sommelier, Wayne Belding visits for our Sommelier Series, February 1st & 2nd
Luncheon: 2/1, 11:30 – 1:30
How to Become a Master Sommelier: 2/1, 2:30-5
Sommelier Training: 2/2, 9a-5p
Also: Valentine’s Day Classes / Dinners / Events Now Posted on Website –BOOK FAST!
Manhattan-Style Brunch at Upstairs Bistro with LIVE MUSIC, every Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-2pm
For more info: http://nywcc.com/
Canandaigua Wine Walk, Saturday, February 2nd
Enjoy sampling the finest Finger Lakes wine in while walking historic Canandaigua! Merchants, including apparel, gift stores, art galleries and restaurants are proud to introduce you to Canandaigua Wine Walk.
Grab a commemorative wine glass for $5 at any participating merchant, sample wines from Finger Lakes Wineries, and explore historic Canandaigua. All participating merchants are scheduled tentatively, this list may change.
No reservations required, just show up and look for the purple balloons at each participating merchant.
Participating merchants for Saturday, February 2, 2013 4-7 pm, and Finger Lakes Wineries Include (Scheduled):
Olde Homestead Country Store
112 South Main Street
Food Stop: Nolans
101 South Main Street
Winter Bliss Art Show at Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame
Exhibit Dates: February 2 March 2, 2013
CANANDAIGUA- Finger Lakes Gallery will be featuring over 30 winter scenes. A variety of mediums include watercolor, oils, photography & prints. Artists featured in this display include Judy Soprano, Ruth Haas, Paul Martin, Peter Blackwood, Betty Shamblen, George Wallace, Virginia Braun and Dan Nolan. Admission is Free. Event runs through March 2, 2013
Sweetheart Saturday Event at Ryan’s Wine and Spirits, Saturday, February 9
Other Merchant News:
Cat’s in the Kitchen will be featured at the 14th ANNUAL CANANDAIGUA CLASSIC ANTIQUE SHOW Feb. 10
On Sunday, February 10, 2013 the 14th annual Canandaigua Classic Antique Show and Sale will be held at the Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack, 5857 Route 96, Farmington, NY 14425 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be over 40 quality antique dealers displaying and selling antiques in the modern racetrack club house.
Wares typically include country and period furniture, clocks, lamps and lighting fixtures, jewelry, postcards, paintings and books, linens, and all kinds of antique accessories. Returning this year are many dealers who have made the show a popular mid-winter event. For $1.00 discount off the $5.00 admission download a coupon at www.
Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day. Plenty of free parking is available. Appraisal Opportunities: In the afternoon from 12 to 3 p.m. consult local antiques expert, H. Price Prazar who will provide a verbal appraisal of any antique or collectible for $6.00. Books are two for $6.00. A limit of four objects is recommended. A portion of each appraisal supports the show.
The Canandaigua Classic Antique Show all-volunteer committee donates proceeds to a worthy non-profit cause in the greater Canandaigua area each year. Appropriate projects will be selected in 2013 in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua.
Knitting classes every Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:00. We’d appreciate a call at 585.394.4870 if you will be attending.
Canandaigua Downtown Merchant Association
P.O. Box 453
Canandaigua, NY 14424