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CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING

Saturday, October 30 – Sunday, January 8 - Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  International contemporary juried quilt exhibit.  Admission $6/adults, members and children under 12 free.   www.myartcenter.org           315-255-1553  

Saturday, November 19 – December 31 – Cayuga Museum 75th Anniversay Exhibit – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  View the 75th anniversary exhibit chronicling the history of the Cayuga Museum of History and Art and the Case Research Lab.  Also enjoy the new exhibit ’Quilts’ by the Cayuga Lake Quilters Guild.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051 

Wednesday, December 7 – “Science Alive” – Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Rd, Auburn.  Hosted by the new Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Science Center at the Museum.  An exciting and fun-filled evening of hands-on science experiments for the whole family from 6-8pm.  Admission is $5 per person or a maximum of $25 per family.  Registration is required by November 30.  www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum  315-784-5479 or 729-0657

Thursday, December 8 - Make Shift:  Found Furniture with Norma Bliss – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  A series of projects that focuses on using recycled materials to make art.  Beginners or experienced crafters welcome.  $10/members, $15/non-members.  Call 315-294-8841 to register.  6-8pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10 – Candlelight Tours – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with an enchanting candlelight tour of the elegant Seward House Museum. Top area florists, artisans and the Skaneateles Garden Club have adopted the Seward House to provide a showcase of holiday decorations! Experience the unique charm and history of the festively adorned Seward House Museum. Prepaid reservations required. $10 adult, $8 for twelve and under. Tours at 6:00 and 7:00pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Friday, December 9 - A Classic Irish Christmas 2011 – Auburn Junior High School, 191 Franklin St., Auburn.  St. Joseph School Presents Andy Cooney for a Holiday Concert.  Andy Cooney, direct from Carnegie Hall, George Casey, Ireland’s New King of Blarney, Kate Purcell, Celtic Folk Artist and more.  Tickets $25.  Tickets will be sold at the door or call for more information.  315-253-8327

Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10th– “Stitched” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  Stitched is a fun-filled documentary following three quilters racing to complete their entries for the International Quilt Festival, the largest quilt show in the nation. 12/9 1 & 8pm, 12/10, 8pm.  $5.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Friday, December 9 – Free Fun Family Night at the Fingerlakes Mall – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  Family fun night with Santa Claus!  Christmas activities and reindeer games for children.  This will take place along with the annual Bass Pro Shops Fishing Derby.  6-8pm.  www.fingerlakesmall.com  315-255-1188

Friday, December 9 - Christmas in Aurora – Route 90, Main St., Aurora.  Village-wide Christmas sales, children’s activities and entertainment.  10am-6pm all along Main St.  Check out the link for the schedule of events.  http://visitaurorany.com/cia.htm  315-364-7610

Saturday, December 10 - Reva Rollerdrome Christmas Party – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Skate with Santa, snowball burst & coloring contest, free Christmas cookies & hot chocolate, win Happy Feet prizes, play great board games.  1:00-3:30pm.  Admission $4.50, skate rental $2.00.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225

Saturday, December 10 - Weedsport Old Tyme Christmas – Village of Weedsport.  Visit Weedsport on 12/10 and enjoy an Old Tyme Christmas! Come celebrate a day of family fun in the historic village. Enjoy a 5K run/walk, a parade, pictures w/Santa at Weedsport Free Library, live music, food, Waldo the Magician, Craftie the Clown, Carolers, and much more. 10:00am – 3:00pm.www.co.cayuga.ny.us/weedsport  315-834-9133 or 315-834-9263

Saturday, December 10 - Come to Our Holiday Open House! – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Enjoy warm, mulled wine and lovely live music by Cielle (performing from 2 to 5).  We’ll have a few special visiting vendors in that day, and we have a nice selection of wine-related gifts in our gift shop.  We will be running special deals on wines and shipping, and don’t forget to taste any of the new vintages you may not have tried yet.  Noon – 5pm.  www.treleavenwines.com  800-439-5271

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11 - White Barn Christmas – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Local youth group Christmas tree sale in our decorated barn.  Christmas Karaoke 12/11 from 1-4PM in the winery, sing along or listen to Sue Alexander and friends, wine specials to help you stock up for the holidays, and Christmas vacation trivia. Brush up on your Griswald facts for free tastings and other fun prizes!  Open Noon-5PM.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com  315-283-8095

 

 

Saturday, December 10 - Christmas in Aurora – Route 90 downtown Aurora.  Village-wide Christmas sales, children’s activities and entertainment.  http://www.visitaurorany.com/  315-364-7610

Saturday, December 10 – Musica Spei Presents:  Saint Nicholas Saves the Day – St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn.  Musica Spei presents “Saint Nicholas Saves the Day”  An evil Pagan king, a steadfast Christian boy, and a kindly Saint.  A sung Medieval mystery drama based on a miracle from the life of Saint Nicholas, and Renaissance choral music for the Christmas season.  7:30pm.  315-252-9545

Sunday, December 11 - Annual Holiday Wine Dinner with Treleaven Winery – Pumpkin Hill Bistro, 2051 State Route 90, Aurora.  $55.00 per person +tax and gratuity (includes 5 courses with paired wines) Begins at 4pm.  Limited seating is still available.  Please call for reservations.  www.pumpkinhillbistro.com  315-364-7091

Sunday, December 11 – Annual Holiday Traditions Open House – Auburn

      Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center – Noon-5pm.  Free.  Quilts made by 72 artists from all over the world will be on view in the annual Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibition.  Families are invited to complete a scavenger hunt in the exhibition.  In addition, members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates will present a show-and-tell of their recent work during a Trunk Show at 2pm.   Westminster Presbyterian Church – Noon – 4:00pm. In addition to tours of the recently renovated historic church and the display of Advent banners, Westminster will feature some family friendly offerings – children and families can make a ’Chrismon’ ornament to take home, and may also have their pictures taken wearing traditional Christmas pageant costumes.  The Masterworks Chorale will perform a free holiday concert at 3pm in the sanctuary.                                                                                                                                St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St. – Gift shop open, tours of Church, and refreshments.  1:30-3:00pm.                                                                                                                                   St. Francis of Assisi Church, 303 Clark St. – Auburn Chamber Orchestra to play at 4:00pm to 5:15pm.  Coffee hour to follow.                                                                        Seward House Musem, 33 South St. – Noon-5pm.  Free.  Area florists, artisans and the Skaneateles Garden Club have adopted the museum to provide an array of spectacular holiday decorations.  Live musical performances throughout the day will add to the holiday splendor, including a performance by the St. Alphonsus Children’s Choir.                         Harriet Tubman Home, 180 South St. – Noon-5pm.  Free.  Please call the home directly for details on the day’s events.                                                                                              Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. – Noon-5pm.  Free.  The mansion will be decked out in its holiday best.  Current exhibits will be the Museum’s 75th Anniversary and quilts from the ’Cayuga Lake Quilt Guild’ based in Union Springs, NY.                                                   Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St. – Noon-5pm.  Free.  1pm – read with Santa (sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers of America)  2pm – Susan may with Christmas Carols at the piano.  Noon-5pm – Used book sale and Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop open.       Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A – Horse drawn wagon rides, cookie decorating, coloring contests, ornament making, face painting, and much more.  Special herb garden activities, keyboard music, & The Barber Shop Singers will be performing their Christmas favorites. Tour the museum & visit the gift shop. Admission & parking free.  Donations accepted.  Noon – 4PM. 

 

December 16 & December 17 – Candlelight Tours – Seward House Museum, 33 South St.  Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with an enchanting candlelight tour of the elegant Seward House Museum. Top area florists, artisans and the Skaneateles Garden Club have adopted the Seward House to provide a showcase of holiday decorations! Experience the unique charm and history of the festively adorned Seward House Museum. Prepaid reservations required. $10 adult, $8 for twelve and under. Tours at 6:00 and 7:00pm.  .  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

December 16 & December 17 – “Dolphin Boy” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  A true story about the healing power of nature.  Dolphin Boy tells the intriguing story of Morad, a teenage boy who was left in an almost vegetative state after being abducted and beaten. Two weeks before being committed to a mental institution Morad’s doctor recommends a radical treatment: Dolphin Therapy. Morad’s father sells everything and takes his son to the coast, remaining by his side during his miraculous three year recovery.  12/16, 1 & 8pm, 12/17, 8pm.  $5.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

December 18 – Family Series – David Kirk, bestselling author of Little Miss Spider – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  David Kirk is the best–selling author and illustrator of the ’Miss Spider’series of books for children, as well as the ’Biddle’ series, and Nova’s Arc. With stories in verse, and bright, colorful illustrations of animals and robots, Kirk has captured the hearts and minds of millions of children around the world, as well as many adults.  2pm, Sponsored by Wegmans and Skanarts, $5 suggested donation per family at the door.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

December 21 - Longest Night Service – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn.  The service offers a message of hope and comfort for anyone who finds the holidays difficult, due to loneliness, insecurity, loss, anxiety, or even just the stress of the season, through candlelight, hymns, special music by the Westminster Choir, and a message by Pastor Phil Windsor. This is the seventh year that Westminster has offered this service to the community. 7pm.  www.westminsterauburn.org  315-253-3331

December 23 – “Life in a Day” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  Life in a Day brings together the most compelling footage from YouTube to create a 90-minute film crafted by Macdonald, executive producer Ridley Scott, producer Liza Marshall, and their teams. The film offers a unique experience that shows—with beauty, humor, and joyful honesty—what it’s like to be alive on Earth today.  Tickets $5, 1:00 & 8:00pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

December 26 – December 30 – “Models of Strength” – Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Rd., Auburn.  Come check out the brand new ’Norm Riley Wooden Toys and Farm Implement Exhibit’.  View over 300 hand crafted works of art.  11:00am – 4:00pm.  Admission & parking free, donations accepted.  315-252-7644

 

 

 

                               

 

NEW BUSINESSES NOW OPEN

Man in the Moon Classic Cheesecake & Dessert Bake Shoppe, King Ferry

Bayview Wellness Center & Spa, Fair Haven

Hanart Studios and Gallery, Fair Haven

Oak & Vine Restaurant at the Springside Inn, Auburn

Anchor Laundromat, 719 Main St., Fair Haven – Large capacity, sparkling clean, WiFi, TV

The Apple Station, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, 181 Grant Ave. Auburn

The Auburn Ale House, 288 Genesee St., Auburn

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 @ 9:18 am by Curt
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