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THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS

 

(For more events visit www.skaneateles.com)

 

Wednesday, December 14 Chamber Holiday Party

 

6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Sherwood Inn.

 

$25.00 per person. Please bring your payment to the Chamber office at 22 Jordan St., to

 

confirm your reservation.

 

Wednesday, December 14

 

MUSIC: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Tonight and every Wednesday

 

entertainment by “Pinky” at Moro’s Bistro, One Genesee St., Auburn. (315) 282-7772

 

Wednesday, December 14

 

TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell

 

St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Wednesday, December 14

 

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Tonight and every Wednesday

 

entertainment at The

 

Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd. For dinner reservations call (315) 252-

 

VINE (8463) or from your computer or smart phone www.oakandvine.com

 

Thursday, December 15

 

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Open Mic Night with Joanne Perry.

 

Creekside Coffeehouse

 

, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free

 

Friday, December 16

 

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM The Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers trio. Creekside

 

Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Friday, December 16

 

FUNDRAISER: 6:30 PM The SCS Madrigal Choir presents “A Holiday

 

Renaissance Feast” at the Lodge at Welch-Allyn. Proceeds to benefit the School Choral program.

 

For ticket information visit

 

www.showtix4u.com For assistance call 291-2296

 

Friday, December 16

 

MUSIC: 9:00 PM Open Mic with Tom and Dan at Moon Dance, 2512

 

Cherry Valley Turnpike. (315) 673-1135.

 

Friday & Saturday, December 16 & 17

 

MOVIE: Dolphin Boy 12/16 @ 1PM & 8 PM; 12/17 at

 

8 PM t

 

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Advance online

 

$5.00/person

 

www.auburnpublictheater.org $6.00 at the door.

 

Saturday, December 17

 

BOOK SALE: Noon – 4:00 PM. The Friends of the Skaneateles Library,

 

holiday book sale at the Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. All proceeds benefit the

 

Skaneateles Library Association. (315) 685-5135

 

www.skaneateleslibrary.org

 

Saturday, December 17

 

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Kevin Dorsey & FORE play. Fun Christmas

 

music.

 

Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. Admission FREE (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Saturday, December 17

 

HOLIDAY: 3:00 PM “A Dickens of a Tea” with characters from the

 

Dickens Cast at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. Bring a canned or boxed good as a

 

donation for the Skaneateles Ecumenical Food Pantry. For more information call (315) 685-

 

1400.

 

Saturday, December 17

 

BOOK SALE: Noon – 4:00 PM. The Friends of the Skaneateles Library,

 

holiday book sale at the Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. All proceeds benefit the

 

Skaneateles Library Association. (315) 685-5135

 

www.skaneateleslibrary.org

 

Saturday, December 17

 

MUSIC: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Elephant Shoes at Anyela’s Vineyards,

 

2433 West Lake Rd. (315) 685-3797

 

Saturday, December 17

 

HOLIDAY: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM The Skaneateles Town Square at 61

 

Fennell Street is offering a Kids Christmas Craft Workshop. Join Emily and Jackie and create

 

your very own Christmas decoration! Free for all kids under the age of 13. (315) 685-5748

 

Saturday, December 17

 

MUSIC: 1:00 PM CBA JAZZ BAND will perform at the Skaneateles

 

Library, 49 E Genesee St.

 

Saturday, December 17

 

HOLIDAY: 3:00 PM The Athenaeum at 150 E Genesee St. invites you

 

to Tea. Caroling with the Dickens characters. Bring a canned good for the ecumenical food

 

pantry as your price of admission.

 

Saturday, December 17

 

DANCERS: 3:00 PM Blessed Virgin Mary Academy English Dancers, in

 

period costume. Performing at the Skaneateles Library, 49 E Genesee St.

 

Saturday & Sunday, December 17 & 18

 

HOLIDAY: Noon – 2:00 PM Visits with Santa at

 

Skaneateles Town Square

 

, 61 Fennell St. (315) 685-5748.

 

Saturday & Sunday, December 17 & 18

 

ART DEMONSTRATION: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Artist

 

demonstration at Skaneateles Artisans, Gallery Under the Stone, 3 Fennell St. SAT: Artist Evelyn

 

Dankovich will demonstrate the technique of landscape painting. SUN: DeeAnne vonHunke will

 

demonstrate the art of metal smithing. (315) 685-8580.

 

Sunday, December 18

 

FAMILY HOUR SERIES: 2:00 PM David Kirk will read from “Miss Spider”

 

at Auburn Public Theater, corner of Genesee and Exchange Streets, Auburn. Free (suggested

 

family donation $5.00).

 

Sunday, December 18

 

MUSIC: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PM Finger Lakes Wind Quintet. Creekside

 

Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. Free (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Sunday, December 18

 

MUSIC: 4:00 PM Tom Barnes at The Sherwood Inn 26 W. Genesee St.

 

(315) 685-3405

 

Sundays, December 18

 

BOOK SALE: Noon – 4:00 PM. The Friends of the Skaneateles Library,

 

Holiday Book Sale at the Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. All proceeds benefit the

 

Skaneateles Library Association. (315) 685-5135

 

www.skaneateleslibrary.org

 

Sunday, December 18

 

MUSIC: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Skaneateles Middle School Jazz Band will

 

perform at the Skaneateles Library, 49 E Genesee St.

 

Sunday, December 18

 

MUSIC: 2:30 PM Wearing costumes adorned with ribbons and bells,

 

the Thornden Morris and Bassett Street Hounds Dancers will perform English folk dances and will

 

present a short Christmas mummer’s play, traditionally found in country villages in Dickens’

 

time. Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee Street.

 

Sunday, December 18

 

MUSIC: 4:00 PM MasterWorks Choral Annual Christmas Concert at St.

 

Mary’s of the Lake Church, 81 Jordan St. Featured will be Christmas Carols and music of the

 

season with bells & solists. A free-will offering will be requested. For more information call

 

(315) 530-2074 or www.masterworkschoralcny.org Non-perishable food items will be collected

 

for the Ecumenical Food Pantry.

 

Wednesday, December 21

 

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Tonight and every Wednesday

 

entertainment at The Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd. For dinner reservations call (315) 252-

 

VINE (8463) or from your computer or smart phone

 

www.oakandvine.com

 

Wednesday, December 21

 

TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell

 

St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

 

www.creeksidebooks.com

 

Wednesday, December 21

 

MUSIC: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM Tonight and every Wednesday

 

entertainment “Pinky” at Moro’s Bistro, One Genesee St., Auburn. (315) 282-7772

 

Friday, December 23

 

MUSIC: 8:30 PM Open Mic with Dan & Tom at The Overlook on Otisco

 

Lake, 2437 Rt. 174, Marietta. For more info call (315) 636-1044

 

Wednesday, December 21

 

FOOD: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Country Comfort Foods Cooking Class at

 

Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. Taste & learn from Chef Steve as he prepares Chicken

 

pot pie, Shepard pie and vegetable casseroles. Cost: $40.00 for public; $20.00 spa members;

 

Free estate & wine club members. To register call (315) 685-5006

 

Thursday, December 22

 

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Open Mic Night with Joanne Perry.

 

Creekside Coffeehouse

 

, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free

 

Saturday, December 24

 

DINNER: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Four course Christmas Eve dinner will

 

be served at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. Cost: $70.00 per person. Visit

 

www.mirbeau.com/dining/menues/christmas-eve-dinner

 

 

(315) 685-5006

 

Sunday, December 25

 

BUFFET: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM Christmas Day buffet will be available at

 

Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. Cost $44.00 per person; ages 5-12 $16.00; 4 & under

 

free.

 

www.mirbeau.com (315) 685-5006.

 

Saturday, December 31

 

PARTY: 8:00 PM – Midnight at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 3rd annual New

 

Year’s Eve Gala featuring: Town Car service within Skaneateles, Entertainment, Dinner stations,

 

appetizers & hor d’oeurves, assorted beverages & dessert. Cost: $150.00 per person, inclusive

 

(21 years and older). Overnight packages available. Visit

 

www.mirbeau.com/new-year-s-evegala-

 

2011/

 

 

(315) 685-5006.

 

DICKENS:

 

FREE Roasted Chestnuts

 

in front of Johnny Angels Restaurant on Jordan St. (Brought to you

 

by: TOPS Markets, Johnny Angels, Skaneateles Town Square, & Mid-Lakes Nav.)

 

FREE Carriage Rides

 

around the village. Pick up in front of Sherwood Inn. Stops at Creekside

 

Books & Coffee.

 

No free Carriage Rides will be available on Saturday, December 24. Rides will be available from

 

Noon – 3:00 PM for a fee of $20.00 per ride!

 

FREE egg nog

 

served by our local Girl Scouts every Saturday at 42 E. Genesee St. courtesy of

 

Byrne Dairy and Dr. Rob.

 

Caroling at the Gazebo

 

2:00 PM. The Revels Live!

 

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Thurs Dec 15

 

—Gazella Dance Studio Christmas Show at the First Presbyterian Church 97 E

 

Genesee St.. Three performances one each at 6:00 PM; 7:00 PM & 8:00 PM. (315) 730-3030 or

 

(315) 729-8645

 

Fri Dec 16

 

Christmas Cantata at Skaneateles United Methodist Church, 26 Jordan St. at 7:30

 

PM

 

Sat & Sun Dec 17 & 18

 

- Artist Demonstration at Skaneateles Artisans, Gallery Under the

 

Stone, 3 Fennell St. From 1 PM—4 PM. SAT—watch as Evelyn S. Dankovich creates landscape

 

painting and SUN— DeeAnn and Bob VonHunke perform metal smithing. (315) 685-8580

 

Sat Dec 17

 

—Music at Anyela’s Vineyards by Elephant Shoes from 4-7 pm, 2433 West Lake Rd.

 

(315) 685-3797

 

Sat Dec 17

 

—The Skaneateles Town Square at 61 Fennell Street is offering a Kids Christmas

 

Craft Workshop from 11 am—1 pm. Join Emily and Jackie and create your very own Christmas

 

decoration! Free for all kids under the age of 13. (315) 685-5748

 

Sat Dec 17

 

—CBA JAZZ BAND will perform at 1 pm at the Skaneateles Library, 49 E Genesee St.

 

Sat Dec 17

 

—The Athenaeum at 150 E Genesee St. invites you to Tea at 3 pm. Caroling with

 

the Dickens characters. Bring a canned good for the ecumenical food pantry as your price of

 

admission.

 

Sat Dec 17

 

— Blessed Virgin Mary Academy English Dancers, in period costume. Performing at

 

the Skaneateles Library, 49 E Genesee St. at 3 pm

 

Sun Dec 18

 

—Skaneateles Middle School Jazz Band will perform at the Skaneateles Library, 49

 

E Genesee St from 12:30—1 pm

 

Sun Dec 18

 

—Wearing costumes adorned with ribbons and bells, the Thornden Morris and

 

Bassett Street Hounds Dancers will perform English folk dances and will present a short

 

Christmas mummer’s play, traditionally found in country villages in Dickens’ time. Skaneateles

 

Library, 49 E. Genesee Street at 2:30 pm.

 

Sun Dec 18

 

- MasterWorks Choral Annual Christmas Concert at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church,

 

81 Jordan St. 4 PM. Featured will be Christmas Carols and music of the season with bells &

 

soloists. A free-will offering will be requested. For more information call (315) 530-2074 or

 

www.masterworkschoralcny.org Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Ecumenical

 

Food Pantry.

 

Dec 24

 

- Mini version of Dickens with a limited cast of characters Noon -2:30 PM Happy

 

Holidays! (315) 685-0552 or www.skaneateles.com

 

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Skaneateles YMCA announce winter swim programs:

 

 

The Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center offers various different levels of group

 

swimming lessons including Parent & Child lessons, preschool lessons, and private

 

lessons. Our new session starts the first week of January 2012. We offer swimming

 

lessons, Fri mornings, Sat mornings, Tuesday late morning, T/TH evenings and afternoon

 

classes on Mon and Weds. What a great Christmas Present for your favorite child. For

 

additional information on class times; http://auburnymca.org/skaneateles/swim-lessons/

 

Call today to register for a class: 685-2266

 

 

Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding Course offered at the Skaneateles YMCA, Mon Dec 26

 

thru Fri Dec 30 8:30am-5pm: Cost $300 For additional information on class times;

 

http://auburnymca.org/skaneateles/aquatic-certifications/ Call today to register for a

 

class: 685-2266

 

 

Red Cross WSI Instructor Course offered at the Skaneateles YMCA, Monday evenings 6-

 

9:30pm starting Jan 9, 2012. Cost $245 For additional information on class times;

 

http://auburnymca.org/skaneateles/aquatic-certifications/ Call today to register for a

 

class: 685-2266

 

 

Masters and Masters Lite Swim programs are available at the Skaneateles YMCA. Visit

 

www.auburnymca.org

 

 

or call (315) 685-2266 for details.

 

Muldoon Dry Cleaners

 

located at 22 Jordan Street, Skaneateles is now open Monday – Friday

 

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – Noon (315) 554-8024

 

SALES:

 

The Restaurant at

 

Elderberry Pond is now offering their Traditional Dickens’ Christmas Dinner

 

in additional to their regular December farm harvest fare. The Dickens’ Special is a four course

 

fixed price dinner with Pasture Raised Roast Turkey or Beef and all the trimmings including

 

soup or salad, NA beverage and dessert for $35.00. A five dollar coupon is available for this

 

special at

 

www.elderberrypond.com

 

$3.00 Burgers all day every Thursday at Johnny Angels, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.

 

Looking for the perfect gift this Holiday season?

 

Chamber Gift Certificates can be purchased

 

in any denomination and are good at any of our 400 plus member businesses. Chamber Holiday

 

Hours: Mon-Fri 10 AM – 4 PM; Sat & Sun Noon – 4 PM. Stop in or call ahead of time and we will

 

have them ready for you to pick up at your convenience. (315) 685-0552

 

Enjoy great food and your favorite wine. Bring your favorite bottle of wine to the Oak & Vine at

 

the

 

Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd, Auburn and the Corkage fee will be waived. Mondays

 

only! (315) 252-8463 or

 

www.oakandvine.com for reservations. Serving: M – F 4:30 – 10 PM;

 

Sat Noon – 10 PM; Sun. 1 PM – 8 PM.

 

Mixed Use (Retail, Office, Residential Condos) property available. Available Sq Ft – Office or

 

Retail Space #1- 880 Sq Ft $1250.00/month; located

 

at The Old Stone Mill, 3 Fennell St. This

 

strategically located, Class A office building in a fundamentally strong office market. Tenants

 

include Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Nixon Peabody LLP and The Skaneateles Artisans. For

 

further information on this property please contact J. Nicholas Slottje at (617) 939-6609.

 

Professional Office Space

 

available at Custom Business Services coop. Excellent

 

opportunity for small business to get all the benefits that a larger businesses enjoy without all

 

the overhead (Reception area, upscale conference room, professional presentation/training

 

room, kitchen access, free parking, etc). Interested persons contact Kim Manrow at (315) 258-

 

8780.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Chamber is organizing the bell ringers during Dickens. To volunteer to ring bells for the

 

Salvation Army, please contact the Chamber Office at (315) 685-0552. One hour shifts are

 

available from noon – 4:00 PM on the following days: December 10 & 11, 17 & 18. Bell Ringers

 

are also needed on Friday December 2 from 6 – 8 PM and December 24 from Noon – 2 PM.

 

REOCCURING EVENTS:

 

Labor Day – Memorial Day

 

 

John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Thursday and Friday 10:00

 

AM – 3:00 PM. Private tours by appointment (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at

 

www.barrowgallery.org.

 

Thru December 18

 

 

The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St., will be open November 25 –

 

December 18 Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 PM; Dec 19-31 Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00

 

PM, or as always, by appointment. (315) 685-1360. Looking for a Holiday gift, visit the new Gift

 

Shop at the Creamery featuring many historical and Skaneateles themed gifts.

 

Thru December 28

 

 

Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus will

 

hold a sale in the Gift Shop. Enjoy a 10% discount on quality merchandise in the gift shop.

 

Discount is in addition to the regular member discount—join today and save 20%! Rain barrels

 

are excluded from the sale, but are available with orders delivered by December 23.

 

The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Check the website

 

for scheduled events throughout the fall

 

www.baltimorewoods.org or call (315) 673-1350

 

Hours: M-F 9 AM – 4 PM; Sat 10 AM – 4 PM. Closed Sunday. (315) 673-1350.

 

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

 

 

- Daily mass at 9:00 AM with Father McGrath at

 

Stella Maris, 130 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-6836

 

First Wednesday of the month

 

 

Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support

 

Group on the 1st Wed. of each month at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. from 6:00 – 7:30

 

PM. Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at

 

the same time for a reprieve during the meeting. (315) 685-5170

 

Every Wednesday & Thursday

 

 

Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located in Willard Chapel,17

 

Nelson St., room #7. Wednesdays – Open Noon – 4 PM; Thursdays – Open 10 AM – 2 PM. The

 

shop also accepts donations during these hours. Acceptable donations include: small items of

 

furniture, gently used, seasonal women’s, men’s and children’s brand name clothing, home

 

décor, antiques and collectibles. For more information about the Hospice Thrift Shop or any

 

questions about the work of Hospice, please call the Hospice office at (315) 255-2733.

 

Every Saturday

 

 

9:00 PM Live entertainment at the Cedar House Bowling Lane bar (315) 685-

 

5117.

 

Every Sunday

 

 

4 – 7 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-

 

3405

 

Have a great day!

 

Candace Searing

 

Administrative Specialist

 

Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

 

csearing@skaneateles.com

 

http://www.skaneateles.com

 

(315) 685-0552

 

P.O. Box 199

 

22 Jordan Street

 

Skaneateles, NY 13152

 

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 @ 9:42 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles

 
 
 
 
 

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