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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658








The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  July & August – Open on Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm


May 19th  – September 2ndProof Positive:  Wine, Beer and Spirits of the Finger Lakes – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  There is a unique relationship between alcoholic beverages and the Finger Lakes. Social, geographical and even political factors have created an environment where wine, beer and spirits have become an important part of our communities, and we have embraced these industries as an important part of life in the Finger Lakes. Proof Positive is a celebration of the history, culture and economics of the wine industry, microbrew movement and distilleries in our region. We welcome you to explore various viewpoints of history, agriculture, politics and economics as you learn more about how wine, beer and spirits have impacted the Finger Lakes Region.Also on exhibit, the Ted Case Research Lab, inventor of sound on film, and Both Sides of the Wall:  Auburn and its Prison.  Open Tues-Sun Noon-5pm.  Suggested donation $3.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051


June 1st – August 19thSummer Exhibitions – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Sponsored by the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation. Super Saturated: Pigment & Pattern is an exhibition of 29 works by 10 contemporary artists that use paint, collage, and mixed media to create vibrant works that emphasize color and pattern. Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble will include approximately 20 works by Massachusetts-based fiber artist Elin Noble. Author of the book, Dyes and Paints, Noble is known for her quilts that incorporate hand-dyed cloth. Recent work by Skaneateles artist Thérèse Verley Strodel will be on view in Gallery Julius. Strodel creates paintings that emphasize color, pattern, and texture.  Admission: $6, members, 12 & under:  Free.  www.schweinfurthartcenter.org  315-255-1553


June 18th – Sept. 5th – Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Falcon Park, 130 N. Division St., Auburn.  Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and game times.  www.auburndoubledays.com  315-255-2489








Aug. 1st – Aug. 18th – Fingers & Toes – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Tap dancer Dustin “Toes” MacGrath, and pianist Tristan “Fingers” St. Claire have managed to talk a major Broadway producer into coming to see their show in two weeks: a boy meets girl tap dance spectacular on the theme of love. But there’s a problem: first, they haven’t written it yet, secondly they don’t have a girl, and sadly, they have no idea whatsoever about love. As the deadline approaches, everything becomes swept up in a series of dazzling numbers and comical scenes as their theme “Love” begins to derail the show. A deliriously delightful and genuinely funny love-letter to the old-fashioned “let’s put on a show”.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket price and show times.   www.fingerlakesmtf.com       800-457-8897


July 25th – August 15th – My Fair Lady – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  A musical theatre masterpiece, this sweeping musical adaptation tells the story of an unforgettable cockney girl, Eliza Doolittle, and her transformation from poor flower girl to elegant lady, overseen by the cantankerous Professor Henry Higgins. This score features some of the most beloved songs of all time including, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?’, ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’, and ‘I Could Have Danced All Night.’   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897 


August 1st – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 -  Market Street Park, Market Street, Auburn.  All concerts held rain or shine in Market Street Park, Downtown Auburn. Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Ron Spencer Band. www.auburndowntown.org/      315-252-7874


Aug. 1st & Aug. 8th  - Port Bryon MRC Farmers Market – Schasel Park, Route 31, Port Byron.  Local farmers, chicken BBQ every week! Special childrens events! Featured fruit and veggie nights! Entertainment, antique tractors & vintage cars! Playground and covered pavilion for dining. Every Wednesday, 4-7pm.  www.localharvest.org/pbmrc-farmers-market-M16939                  315-776-9543


Aug. 2nd    - Farmers Co-op Market – Municipal Parking Lot, South St. & Lincoln St., Auburn.  Located in the parking lot across from Auburn City hall, on South St. and Lincoln St. We accept SNAP EBT and some of our farmers accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons.  7:30am – 2pm, every Tues., Thurs., & Sat.   www.localharvest.org/farmers-co-op-market-of-cayuga-county-M2760  315-678-1622


August 2nd – Band: Shonuff – Market Place Park, Market St., Auburn.  Snonuff will perform at Market Street Park at 6:30 pm.., free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

August 2nd – 4th   - “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnGathering Blue – Book by: Richard Hellesen, adapted from Lois Lowry – Music by: Michael Silversher, Lyrics by: Joy Sikorski   It is the Time after The Ruin–and Kira, a young disabled weaver, is orphaned in a world that sacrifices its old, its weak, and its artists. When a magistrate who recognizes Kira’s skill rescues her, she is tasked with applying her craft to the preservation of the past and to the visualizing of the future.


Gettysburg – Book, Music, and Lyrics by: Jim & Deborah Schmitt                                                              It’s the spring of 1861 and two soldiers, best of friends, find they no longer serve side by side in the same army, but now command troops on opposing sides of the Civil War. Separated for two years, they are reunited on a battlefield south of the quaint Pennsylvania village of Gettysburg. The residents of Gettysburg never thought the war would reach their doors, and yet they find themselves embroiled in the midst in this epic battle.  8/2  7:30pm, 8/3  8pm, 8/4  5 & 8pm, tickets $20.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897


Aug. 2nd & 9th   – Moravia Farmers Market – Kinney’s Parking Lot, 130 Main St., Moravia.  A medium sized farmers market with organic and non organic vendors that sell produce, meats, wine and baked goods. Flowers available from the local school kids and lots of fun and community involvement. Always a good place to buy the freshest foods available and visit with old neighbors and meet new ones.  Thursdays, 10-5pm.  www.localharvest.org  315-497-8375


August 3rd – Strawberry Jam-Boree Summer Festival – Strawberry Fields, Route 20, West of County Line Rd., Skaneateles.   Face-painting, alpacas, fun bounce house, fresh fruit and homegrown produce, caricatures drawn, clown, food, demonstrations, live music & more…  3-7pm.  www.strawberryfieldsupick.com/  315-751-5657


August 3rd – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Join us for FREE live music, wine by the glass orbottle, and a wonderful start to your summer weekend. Tonight, music is provided by Greg Meixner and food  is onsite by The Wheelhouse Restaurant.   5-7pm, free.   www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271


August 3rd  – First Friday Events:                                                                          SHAKESPEARE AND SEWARD – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.   As part of the First Friday event, the Seward House Museum will host the Ithaca Shakespeare Company and their production of “Taming of the Shrew” on Friday, August 3rd 6:00PM. The performance will take place in the Seward House garden and is free and open to the public.  The Seward House invites the people to bring picnics, snacks, drinks, blankets, and lawn chairs to come and enjoy this special ‘First Friday’ event. The Seward House will provide cookies and punch as well as entertainment for kids and families starting at 5pm before the 6pm performance.  Free.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283


Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy live music by Tim Herron while viewing the summer exhibitions Super Saturated: Pigment & Pattern, Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble, and Illuminations: 2012 by Skaneateles artist Thérèse Verley Strodel. Refreshments will be served. 5-8pm, free.






August 3rd – Cornfield 5K/Mile Trail Walk – Morgan Farms, 1131 Number 1 Road, Union Springs.  Entry fee includes FREE kids games and tote bag to U-pick FREE sweet corn or tomatoes to take home. Food and drinks available for sale. Featuring a scenic off road grass trail between sweet corn, pumpkin and soybean fields on the farm.  $15/advamce, $20/at the event, or $30/family, 5:00 pm with race. 6:00 pm with walk.  www.unionspringsnow.com  315-952-2281


August 3rd & 4th – “Last Call At The Oasis” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Filmmaker Jessica Yu examines the looming global water crisis and what can be done to avoid it in this documentary. Last Call at the Oasis also examines what can be done to help save our freshwater supplies before it’s too late. The film received its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 8/3 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 8/4, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669


Aug. 3rd – 5th – Finger Lakes Wine Tasting Event – MacKenzie-Childs, 3260 State Route 90, Aurora.  Meet Rebecca Proctor, creative director of MacKenzie-Childs, and Jason Tesauro, co-author of The Modern Gentleman and accomplished sommelier.                                           Friday: Rebecca will be on hand to sign product as she discusses her career and inspirations. Saturday: Both Jason and Rebecca will be featuring their takes on the art of entertaining. Sunday: Discuss wine presentation and pairings while Jason signs his book.                       Register in our daily drawings to win MacKenzie-Childs product!  Over 10 wineries will be present for tastings.  9:30 am – 6 pm.  www.mackenzie-childs.com  315-364-6118


Aug. 3rd & 10th   - Farmers Market – Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Route 20, Skaneateles.  Every Friday until October, Farmers Market at Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Rt 20 just west of County Line Rd. every Friday until October! Many local farmers!  Fresh chicken, eggs, black angus, perennials, lavender, honey and much more.  3:30 – 6:00pm  www.strawberryfieldsupick.com  315-751-5657.


August 4th  – Niles Farmers Market – Niles Town Hall, 5923 New Hope Rd,, Moravia.  Fresh produce & home baked goods. Every Saturday through October.  10am – 3pm.  315-730-6278


August 4th    - King Ferry Farmers Market – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Farmstead Cheese, Organic Flour, Organic Vegetables, Plants and Flowers, Fiber Art, Pottery & Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories, Baked Goods & Desserts, Jams & Jellies, Wool and Spinning Demonstrations, Seasonal Apple Cider Pressing, Pizza by the Slice, Hot Coffee, Dinosaur Dry Goods Pop Up Store. This year, the Market will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from June through October, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the King Ferry Winery.  315-364-5100


August 4th –  ”The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Boyle Center. 149 Genesee St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  11am, free.  http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305


August 4th – Wheat Harvest Festival & Parade – Rural Life Museum, 920 State Route 34B, King Ferry.  Community parade, horse drawn rides, agricultural museum, schoolhouse museum, crafts, vendors, wheat harvest demonstration, entertainment and food.   www.genoahistorical.org   315-364-8202


August 4th – Cayuga Village Waterfront and Music Festival – Frontenac Park, Cayuga.  Youth Fishing Derby – 7 A.M. till Noon, Boater’s Parade – 2:30 P.M.,  Live Music – 3 P.M. till 10 P.M., Fireworks – 9:30 P.M. from Lake.  Also: Farmers Market, Craft Show, Wine Tasting, & Great Food.  315-403-9392


August 4th & 5th – Hot Days/Cool Whites – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Check out some cool whites for those dog days of August.  Chilled semi-dry Riesling is perfect by the pool or on a picnic!  www.cjsvineyards.com  315-730-4619 


August 4th & 5th – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Highland Fling Weekend  – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     Thrill to the lilt of Highland bagpipes in the hills! Wear your kilt and celebrate the mighty Scots with us. Hear Scottish pipe bands; see Highland dancing, games and demonstrations.  10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.   www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446


August 4th & 5th – St. Francis of Assisi Parish Festival – St. Francis of Assisi Church, 299 Clark St., Auburn.  Featuring Italian & American Foods, children’s tent, raffles & gambling, pull tabs, special sponsor – LIFETIME CARE. Free Entertainment: 8/4, “The Blue Lights” 6-10pm 8/5, “The Music Makers of Rochester” 1pm 8/5, “Gary Dunes & The Del Tune” 3-6pm


Aug. 5th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  EMMANUEL FERRARA PIANO CONCERT – Emmanuel Ferrara studied music at Syracuse University College of Fine Arts. He was at one time the resident pianist for the Hotel Syracuse. He also performed at various supper clubs in central New York; VA hospitals; and at USO shows in Europe. While serving in the US Navy he was stationed on the Crown Colony of Malta where he performed weekly piano programs on BBC radio. Mr. Ferrara’s piano concert will consist of a selection of songs including classical, popular, and show tunes.  Tickets $10, 2pm.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339


Aug. 5th – Captain Jack the Pirate & the Haunted Pirate Ship – Ward O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Educational Center, 6880 East Lake Rd., Auburn.  Admission & Parking free. Please bring canned items for food pantry.  11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum  315-252-7644










August 5th - Doll’s, Doll Houses, Old Fashion Toys, and Game – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Education Center,  6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Collectors on hand to show their Victorian Doll Houses & miniature furniture. View the museum’s new country doll house exhibit.  Enjoy music, and a tea party in the herb garden.  Gift shop open, museum tours given, admission & parking free.  Donations always accepted.  Lunch available at a modest price.   www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum  315-252-7644


August 5th – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Dick Eldridge and his daughter, “Like Father, Like Daughter” will be performing in the White barn. This is sure to be a fun time so grab a few friends and stop down.  Free, 2pm-5pm.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery  315-283-8095


August 5th – CNYMRA District 3/WNY Racing/Upstate MX-AMA – Frozen Ocean Motorsports Complex, 4415 Vanderstouw Rd., Auburn.  Sanctioned event. $10/admission, visit web site or call for entry fee, 10am – dusk.  www.frozen-ocean.com  315-784-5466


Aug. 6th & 13th  – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669


August 7th  - Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn . Joe Whiting Band will perform at 6:30 p.m.  Movie: The Muppets at 8:30 PM, Rated PG.  On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Crhis Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary, and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tributeband called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737


August 7th – “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Weedsport Free Library, 2795 E. Brutus St., Weedsport.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  11am, free.   http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305


Aug. 7th – 9th – Empire Farm Days – Rodman Lott & Son Farms, 2973 Route 414, Seneca Falls.  From wind energy to equine chiropractic, the 79th Empire Farm Days’ promises exciting new products and activities along with returning favorites. The annual event attracts 600-plus exhibitors and more than 70,000 visitors and is the largest show of its kind in the Northeast.  8/7 & 8/8, 9-5pm, 8/9, 9-4pm.  Free admission, $10/parking.  877-697-7837.


August 8th – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 – Market Street Park, Market Street, Auburn.  All concerts held rain or shine in Market Street Park, Downtown Auburn. Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Auburn Civic Band.  6pm, free.   www.auburndowntown.org/      315-252-7874


Aug. 8th – Complimentary Wine Tasting – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  The Aurora Inn Dining Room is scheduled to host a complimentary wine tasting on its lakeside veranda. The tasting will feature wines from the Damiani Wine Cellars, continuing the Inns’ focus on the splendors of our local harvest. Run by long-time locals Phil Davis and Lou Damiani, the Damiani Wine Cellars features a homegrown range of red, white, and sparkling wines.  Free, 4:30-6:30pm.   www.innsofaurora.com   315-364-8888


Aug. 9th – Showtime  – F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St., Auburn.  Come to an evening of song & dance at the Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians, and Entertainers at the Center for Creative Expression. There will be music and refreshments every second Thursday of the month. Please join us for a fun evening.  315.252-7016


Aug. 9th – Band: Diana Jacobs Band – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  Diana Jacobs Band will perform at Market Street Park at 6:30 p.m., Free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737


Aug. 10th  – Garden Series Concert – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Local Lansing fav Dr.K is playing tonight from 5 to 7, and food will be avaialble onsite from The Wheelhouse Restaurant.  Join us for a fun, relaxing evening.  5-7pm., free.  www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271


Aug. 10th & 11th – Fat Kid Rules The World – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  TROY BILLINGS is fat. His life sucks. He’s about to end it all by jumping in front of a bus, when MARCUS MACRAE, a charismatic punk rock superstar, tackles him to the ground and changes his life forever.  Set against the backdrop of the Seattle music scene, FAT KID RULES THE WORLD is a coming-of-age story about two dysfunctional teenagers searching for something more out of their completely hopeless existence.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 8/10, 1:00 pm & 8:00 pm, 8/11, 8:00 pm.    www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669


Aug. 11th   - Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.  David Moreland is a born comic showman. He has appeared in films and television shows. His “Dream Big – READ!” show promises some new magic routines and plenty of wildly entertaining fun! Bring a picnic lunch and your favorite bear at noon. All bears in attendance will receive a prize. Show begins at 12:30. Co-sponsored by the Aurora Free Library.  Free, Picnic @ noon, 12:30 pm show.  www.morganoperahouse.org, 315-364-5437


Aug. 11th – “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre at Market Street Park.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  Free, 2pm.  http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305


Aug. 11th - Let’s Move at the Seward House Museum:  Push-ups in the Garden – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to encourage healthy exercise and eating habits in children and teens. This program is a city-wide push-up competition for young adults.  Free, 1-3pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283


Aug. 11th -  Founders Day – Downtown Auburn.  Community outdoor street festival featuring an antique car show & competition, artist & food vendors, family fun tent, live music by Last Train Out and Infrared Radiation Orchestra. The 2012 theme is baseball.  Free, 11am – 4pm.           315-252-7874


Aug. 11th – Following the Flow; A Tale of Two Erie Canals – Erie Canal, Cayuga County.  We will start the day at 9am, park at the Montezuma Fire House, for a two hour walking tour that will cover many of the great sites in and around the Hamlet of Montezuma and in the new Heritage Park. As we walk along, you will learn about the first Erie, known as Clinton’s Ditch, the Enlarged Canal, the Cayuga Seneca Canal and the current Barge Canal. We will work our way back up hill to Lock 51, stopping at canal sites along the way.  Free, 9am. 


Aug. 11th & 12th  - Sterling Renaissance Festival – Fantasy Weekend – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     The town of Warwick pays tribute to the myths and legends of Old England. Sprites, Fairies, witches, and Robin Goodfellow himself will be seen in a masquerade of folkloric characters, join our Favorite Fantasy Costume Contest and more!   10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.   www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446


Aug. 12th – The Great Race XXXV - Emerson Park Area/Owasco Lake, Auburn.  Team triathlon for participants of all ages and abilities.  The annual post race celebration is a much anticipated area summer event.  All racers and volunteers are treated to a complimentary lunch, wholesome refreshments and an entertaining live band all within the setting of beautiful Emerson Park. Along with the racers, many area spectators and ‘summer fun enthusiasts’ are always on hand to join in the fun.


Aug. 9th – 11th  – “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.                                                                                                                           Blindsided by a Diaper – Book by: William Squier and Dana Hilmer – Music by: Jeffrey Lodin, Lyrics by: William Squier  This musical comedy follows first-time parents, Jeff and Lisa, as they go from being a couple to a family. Join them on a rollercoaster ride through 9 months of pregnancy and the first 3 challenging months of caring for their new baby. Along the way the couple contends with a barrage of well-intentioned, unsolicited advice from other parents eager to share their experiences, especially the horror stories!                                                            Benny the Baboon – Book by: Molly Reynolds, Music by: Natalie White Additional Lyrics by: Stephen Reynolds and David St. Louis  Benny is the sentinel of a diminishing troupe of baboons that invades the surrounding homes of Cape Town searching for food and leaving a path of destruction. Benny desires to leave their ancestral home in an effort to evade the humans, but the troupe, led by the powerful Bongo, opts for the ‘easy life’ of clowning for tourists and stealing from them. With the future of the troupe at stake, Benny must fight for its survival.   Admission $20, 8/9, 7:30pm, 8/10, 8pm, 8/11, 5 & 8pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897




Aug. 14th – We Shall Overcome! – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St.. Auburn.  Part of the Skaneateles Festival Concert – Wind quintet Imani Winds presentsTake a break from your afternoon and join the world-renowned Imani Winds for a casual mini-concert featuring a selection of powerful and communicative music. The name Imani means “faith” in Swahili, and subtly mirrors the African-American and Latin American backgrounds of the group’s five players: flutist Valerie Coleman, oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz, clarinetist Mariam Adam, hornist Jeff Scott, and bassoonist Monica Ellis. They’ll perform and discuss musical expressions of faith, heritage, and social injustice, from Negro spirituals to a piece written by their own Valerie Coleman. It will be a deeply thoughtful experience that you won’t want to miss!  Free,  noon.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553


Aug. 14th   - Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., Auburn.  A Cast of Thousands will perform at Hoopes Park at 6:30 p.m. Movie: The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they’re forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York’s Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.,   8:30pm.  Free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

















Elderberry Pond Restaurant – lunch & dinner Wed-Sun.


Tom Thumb Restaurant


Reese’s Dairy Bar


Pumpkin Hill Bistro – lunch & dinner – Mon-Sat, closed Sundays


The Cascade Grill on Owasco Lake opening 5/25


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