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The Colden Mill Restaurant has reopened at 8348 Boston Colden Road.

“The mill has always been known for its great character, and I think folks are really going to be surprised by all the work we have done to rehabilitate and preserve the restaurant’s entrance, bar and dining areas, kitchen, and bathrooms,” said Chuck Morlock, who owns the mill with Chef Matt Webb.

The restaurant is housed in what was a 183-year-old grain mill and recently was an expansion space for the former Wohleuter Company.

Also this week:

• A benefit for the Trading Post Community Care Center & Community Kitchen in Springville will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Springville Fire Hall, 405 W. Main St., Springville. There will be a chicken barbecue, foot tastings and craft show, a chili and bake sale, pie back off and auction, theme baskets and entertainment.

The Elma Public Library, 1860 Bowen Road will host a Teen Reads Book Club at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The group is reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Any teens between 12-17 years are welcome to participate. Snacks provided and registration necessary.

The Elma Town Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a work session, followed by a board meeting at 7 p.m. the Town Hall, 1600 Bowen Road.

The Elma Public Library, will entertain children ages 6-10 with a shadow-theme games and crafts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is necessary in person or call 652-2719.

The Elma, Marilla and Wales Boys and Girls Club will hold a fundraiser Thursday with Wendels Chicken Barbecue for $9 for take out only, starting at 4 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are recommended and are available at the club, 2080 Girdle Road across from the Iroquois School Complex.

Annunciation Church Home School guild will hold a Pork Chop dinner, theme raffle and silent auction from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Selbert Hall, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The cost of the dinner for adults will be $11 and $6 for children. Tickets are available for pre-sale only to avoid sell-outs. Tickets can be purchased at the parish offices or Annunciation School or call 655-1642.

The Marilla Historical Society will hold its annual fall open house at the museum in the Community Center, 1810 Two Rod Road on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. including tours of displays featuring Marillas history. On display will be vintage Halloween costumes and decorations from the 1940s,1950s, 1960s. Free ice cream sundaes will be available as a Halloween treat.Images of America: Marilla, a history of the town will be on sale and authors available to sign it.

Marilla Supervisor George Gertz will review his 2014 Budget at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Town Hall, 1740 Two Rod Road.

An adult book club will meet at The Marilla Free Library, 11637 Bullis Road at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

A meeting will be held at the Wales Center Fire Hall, 12300 Big Tree Road at 7 p.m. Thursday on the current status of water presented by the New York State Rural Water Association, a nonprofit, federally-funded program whose goal is to help well owners in rural areas to maintain and protect their wells.

Steven Winkley, a specialist in the field of water supply development and protection will present information. All those dependent on wells for drinking water are urged to attend. Winkley is a licensed professional geologist and holds a master of science degree in hydrology.

• The Town of Wales, in conjunction with the state Rural Water Association, will conduct a program on developing a source water protection plan at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wales Center Volunteer Fire Company, 12300 Big Tree Road, Wales Center.