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Daily Choices: What to do on Monday, September 17

RPO conductor speaks, learn how to cook fall foods, and concerts

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WORKSHOP: Get ready for fall with workshop focused on making the culinary most of the season. A Cornucopia of Cooking: Celebrate the End of the Summer Harvest will take place tonight, 6-8 p.m., at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County (249 Highland Ave.), featuring Chef Bradley Butler, Executive Chef at the Maplewood Estates. Participation costs $30; to register, call 461-1000 or visit

RECREATION: Explore the mycological world today at The Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary (1581 Jackson Road) when you attend "Fungi with Fun Guys." Leaders will guide participants on a free educational hike at 2 p.m. For information, call Marie at 773-8911.

LECTURE: RPO music director ArildRemmereit will speak to audiences at the Tower Fine Arts Center at SUNY Brockport (180 Holley St., Brockport) tonight at 6:30 p.m. Remmereit will speak about the work of a conductor, his experiences on the podium, and his vision for our city's orchestra. Admission is free; for information, call 395-2496 or visit

MUSIC: Love may be blind, but it doesn't take an all-seeing eye to have a good time with music -- that's more the ears' forte. Head down to the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight for the Blind Owl Band, a bluegrass/folk-leaning stomp group hailing from Saranac Lake. Music starts at 9 p.m., tickets $5-$7, has anything else you'll need.

MUSIC: Looking for some acoustic guitar tonight? How about a set list ranging from Cash to Callaway and back again/ Head down to Lemoncello (137 W. Commercial St., East Rochester) and check out Jeff Slutsky playing a free show 7-10 p.m. Grab a drink, grab some food, and remember why these songs are classics.