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Tuesday, March 5

FUNDRAISER: 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Creative Conversation with Patience

Brewster moderated by Laura Austin at The Loft, 42 Genesee St. If you have ever wanted to

learn more about how a successful artist keeps her business & her creative edge strong, you will

want to join

SKARTS for this program. Cost: $25.00 includes hors d’oeuvres and a drink ticket.

Wine or beer with cash bar.

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 5 & 6

FUNDRAISING: Skaneateles Education Foundation

presents Dining for Education. Lunch served 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Hilltop Restaurant or

Skaneateles Bakery; Dinner served 5:00 – 9:00 PM choose from Bambino’s Bistro, Red Rooster

Pub, Joe’s Pasta Garage, Sherwood Inn, LakeHouse Pub, Valentine’s Pizza & Deli, Moro’s Table or

Vernak Farms Country Store. Dine In or Take out and 15% of your bill will be donated to the

Education Foundation. Visit Skanedfoundation.org for more information.

Wednesday, March 6

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. $1.00

per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, March 6

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Gallery 54, 54 E.

Genesee St. Come network with fellow chamber members! Door prizes welcome, just bring them

with you.

Wednesday, March 6

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St. Auburn.

(315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, March 6

MUSIC: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside Inn,

6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM – 10:00

PM; (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, March 7

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside Books

& Coffee

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

Thursday, March 7

SKYLO EVENT: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 W. Lake Rd.

Join the Skaneateles Young Leaders Organization (SKYLO) and their “vision of having an

energized young community that is continually striving to make Skaneateles an accessible and

vibrant place to live.” This is a free event but donations to get this new organization off the

ground are appreciated! For more information call Glenna Price at (315) 657-5876.

SKANEATELES SKINNY

SKANEATELES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEKLY UPDATE

March 5, 2013

Friday, March 8

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Two Feet Short at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday & Saturday, March 8 & 9

MOVIE: Damsels In Distress 3/8 @ 1 & 8 PM; 3/9 @ 8 PM.

Auburn Public Theater

, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Tickets: $5.00 online;

$6 at the door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org

Saturday, March 9

MUSIC: 7:30 PM. Theater Mack, 203 E. Genesee St., Auburn. Flat-top

Pickin’ World Domination Tour! Theater Mack presents acoustic singer-songwriters Dusty &

Kohlton Pas’cal. $10 at the door. For reservations, please call, (315) 253-8051.

Saturday, March 9

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM The Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Trio at Creekside

Books & Coffee

, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

Saturday, March 9

COMEDY: 8:00 PM. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St, Downtown

Auburn. “Get your laugh on with a night full of comedy and music with Paul Venier”. Tickets:

$12 General Admission; $8 Students.

www.auburnpublictheater.org or (315) 253-6669.

Sunday, March 10

FUNDRAISING: 1:00 PM St. Baldrick’s headshaving event at St. James

Church

, 96 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-7600.

Sunday, March 10

SEMINAR: 3:00 – 4:00 PM Join Finger Lakes Realty Partners at the

Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. for a free educational seminar on “Selling Strategies”. Critical

time & Money saving strategies will be presented on selling a new home. Space is limited, call to

reserve your seat. (315) 685-9755 or email,

Lisa.McGlynn@flrpartners.com

Monday, March 11

SPEAKER SERIES: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. The Lodge at Welch Allyn, 4355

State St. Rd. The Professional Services Committee of the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce

continues with its speakers for 2013. A talk by Cathy Dove, Vice President Cornell Tech. Cathy is

responsible for all administrative and operational aspects of Cornell NYC Tech, as well as

planning for, and construction of the new campus. This unprecedented venture devoted to

entrepreneurialism will impact all New Yorkers. Learn what it could mean for your business.

Cost: $20/Chamber Members; $25/Non-Chamber members. Please RSVP 685-0552 or

csearing@skaneateles.com

by Monday, March 4. Payment requested at time of registration, or

pay online at:

www.skaneateles.com/gift-shop/category/22-chamber-events.

Tuesday, March 12

COOKING CLASS: the Inns of Aurora is slated to present the next in its

series of cooking classes, Fundamentals of Soup. This small, hands-on class runs from 6:00 p.m.

until 8:30 p.m. and costs $75 per person. The price includes a full meal, served at 8:30, of the

dishes prepared throughout the class. Participation is limited to twelve spots. A full list of the

Inns of Aurora cooking classes can be seen at innsofaurora.com/food-wine/cooking-classes. The

Aurora Inn is located at 391 Main Street, Aurora. Reservations can be made by calling (315)

364-8888.

Wednesday, March 13

TOURISM MEETING: 8:30 AM at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee

St. All tourism related businesses are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, March 13

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. $1.00

per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, March 13

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St. Auburn.

(315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, March 13

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside Inn,

6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM – 10:00

PM; Traditional Springside Sunday Brunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Closed Sunday for Dinner Oct -

April. (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com for weekly entertainment schedule.

Wednesday & Thursday, March 13 & 14

COOKING CLASS: 5:45 PM. Mmmmmmm….

Beer Enjoy using beer in cooking and create inspired food pairings with a presentation by one

of our local beer experts. $25 per person includes tax and gratuity. Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851

W. Genesee St. For more information on cooking classes and to register, (315) 685-5006.

Thursday, March 14

MONTHLY MEETING: Noon. Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce monthly

meeting at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 841 E. Genesee St. “featuring real estate, tax and school

professionals. Conversation will be geared toward how we can encourage people to look at

Skaneateles as a great place to live. The more people that live here, the more business there is

for everyone.” Cost for a three course lunch is $25.00 per person & feature beef short ribs.

Vegetarian requests available. Reservations are mandatory. Call the Chamber at 685-0552 or

email

csearing@skaneateles.com

Thursday, March 14

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside

Books & Coffee

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

Friday, March 15

MUSIC: 7:30 PM Sloppy Joes at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16

MOVIE: Where do we go now? 3/15 @ 1 & 8 PM; 3/16 @

8 PM.

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Tickets: $5.00

online; $6 at the door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 15, 16, & 17

SHAMROCK SHOOTOUT: The first annual

over 30 Men’s Hockey tournament at the W.G. Allyn Ice Arena.

Saturday, March 16

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Mere Mortals at Creekside Books & Coffee,

35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

Saturday, March 16

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION: Noon – 3:00 PM. Gallery 54 presents Claudia

Loomis Chandler demonstrating Hand Weaving Straw Hats. Claudia is an award winning weaver

and will be sharing her techniques for hand weaving with Madagascar raffia. Gallery 54

specializes in fine art and craft by Central New York artists and is located at 54 E.Genesee St.

Skaneateles. 685-5470 www.gallery54cny.com March hours are Sun- Fri 11-5 and Sat 10-5.

Sunday, March 17

FUNDRAISER: 7:00 AM – Noon. Mottville Volunteer Fire Department

Pancake Breakfast.

Sunday, March 17

1:00 – 4:00 PM Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop Winter Clearance Sale on all

clothing. Willard Memorial Chapel, Room #7, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.

Sunday, March 17

MUSIC: 4:00 PM . The MasterWorks Chorale of CNY is looking forward to

presenting Mozart’s classic work – ”Requiem in D minor” – in the sonic splendor of St. Mary’s

Catholic Church, Auburn. Members of Symphony Syracuse will be accompanying the choir with

professional soloists, including Janet Brown, Daniel Kringer, Stephen Stomps and Jennifer

DeStio. Paired with this work will be one of Handel’s “Chandos” Anthems, based on Psalm 42.

To complete the program, the choir will sing 2 short but exquisite settings of Ave Verum Corpus

– by Mozart and by William Byrd. The MasterWorks Chamber Singers will also debut in a

performance of Giovanni da Palestrina’s quintessential Renaissance work – “Sicut Cervus”.

Tickets: $12 general admission, $10 seniors, $30 for a family and children under 12 are free. For

any questions contact Indigo Productions at (315) 657-1235.

Wednesday, March 20

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. $1.00

per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, March 20

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St. Auburn.

(315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, March 20

MUSIC: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside Inn,

6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM – 10:00

PM; (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, March 21

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside

Books & Coffee

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

Friday, March 22

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Milkweeds, at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Saturday, March 23

EARTH HOUR: 8:30 PM Sustainable Skaneateles is encouraging the entire

community to participate in a global initiative called Earth Hour. Millions of people in more than

135 countries/territories across every continent will unite in a single moment of celebration and

contemplation of the planet by switching off their lights for one designated hour –

Earth Hour.

By taking part in this global ‘lights out’ event we acknowledge our commitment to personal

action that benefits the planet

. For more information contact Carol Stokes-Cawley (315) 857-

4454.

Saturday, March 23

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 Edgy Folk, at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Tuesday, March 26

7:30 PM. Museum at the Creamery, 28 Hannum St. Sherry Martin, from

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County (CCE), will discuss the geological and

ecological dynamics that helped create Skaneateles Lake and the surrounding watershed.

Hydropower, mills and lumber have played vital roles in shaping development and maintaining

open space. How does water flow within the watershed and what factors affect water quality

today? This is also a perfect opportunity to see our new interactive lake model, which shows the

boundaries of the watershed. For more info, (315) 685-1360.

Wednesday & Thursday, March 27 & 28

COOKING CLASS: 5:45 PM. Begin your spring by

cooking light with grains and vegetables that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and satisfying

additions to many dietary programs. $25.00 per person includes tax and gratuity. Mirbeau Inn &

Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. For more information and to register (315) 685-5006.

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The

Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center will kick off its third annual support campaign on

Tuesday, March 5 at 5pm at the Sherwood Inn. Central to the Y’s mission is the principle that no one is

turned away due to an inability to pay. The annual support campaign raises scholarship dollars for

program and membership subsidies. In 2012, more than $53,000 of membership and program subsidy

was awarded, benefiting more than 300 individuals.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating, please contact Dorothea Hughes at the Skaneateles

YMCA and Community Center at 685-2266 or e-mail at dorothea@auburnymca.net. The campaign runs

through March 26. Please consider giving to the Y and strengthening your community. For more

information about applying for a scholarship, please contact Stephanie Bales, Membership Director, at

685-2266 or

stephanie@auburnymca.net.

Haba Toy Store

located 4407 Jordan Rd., will be open March 21st- April 6th Tuesday – Friday 9 am –

5pm and Saturday 10 am – 3 pm. Great ideas for Easter and Passover gifts, as well as birthdays,

babies…fun for ages 1M-99yrs!

Gallery 54

features our Annual Spring Sale during the month of March. Here is how it works: Our artists

bring in pieces that have minor imperfections or are discontinued product lines and sell them at marked

down prices. This is an opportunity to acquire unique treasures at very affordable prices. Stop in for this

special sale of locally created fine art and craft at Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St, Skaneateles. Open

Sunday – Friday 11-5 and Saturday 10-5 www.gallery54cny.com

The

Sherwood Inn will be closed for some minor renovations on March 11, 12, 13 & 14 and reopening at

11:30 am on Friday, March 15. Questions, (315) 685-3405.

Hilton Garden Inn

: Meeting Promotion for March. Looking for space to hold your next social event,

meeting, or training session? Book any event (that includes food and beverage) with us for the month of

March and receive free room rental and setup! We can accommodate groups from 10-200 people! With

several different options to choose from, just give Sara a call, (315) 252-5511 or email,

sara.cowhig@hilton.com for more info.

Lockwood Lavender Farm

is calling all artists to submit “LAVENDER” themed artwork for the 6th Annual

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival official poster. The poster contest is open to artists within the Finger Lakes

and Central New York Region. Artwork should focus on lavender to represent this annual event on its

posters, postcards, website and t-shirt and press releases. The application, rules and requirements will be

on our website: www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com or call Lockwood Lavender Farm (315)

685-5369. This year’s deadline for submission is April 5, 2013. Winning poster will be announced by April

8, 2013.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center

, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus

Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed on Sundays.

The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Visit their website for more

information at

www.baltimorewoods.org (315) 673-1350. March programs 3/9 Maple Sugaring Workshop

for the DIY Sugarer; 3/10 Art Reception; 3/15 Star Party: Comet Panstarrs; 3/16 All About Bluebirds;

3/17 Community Green Breakfast at Marcellus HS; 3/21 31

st Amphibian Alert; 3/30 Springtime Yoga for

Children.

SALES:

The 2013 edition of the CNY Boat Show has come to an end, but at

The Sailboat Shop we’re going to

keep things going through the end of March! We had a lot of fun at the show introducing new product

lines, Torqeedo and Shore Side Docks and we’re hanging on to all of our boat show pricing! This includes a

10% option credit on all new Com-Pac Yachts! Here at The Sailboat Shop we have even more Com-Pac’s

to look at than we had at the show. Featuring the 23 Pilot House, the Com-Pac original 23 as well as the

Eclipse, Sun Cat, Picnic Cat and Legacy! This is the best time of year for ordering any new Com-Pac to

ensure that it will be customized and built just to your liking and ready for sailing this spring! Give us a

call here at the shop, 685-7558 or stop at 1322 E. Genesee St. Rd (RT 20) to see some of the great new

products we have and start getting ready for another exciting sailing season.

Join us in the budding village of constant dawn as we greet spring with open arms, and shake off the

stresses of winter with a spur-of-the-moment getaway at the

Inns of Aurora. Treat yourself to a spring

stay special: a one-night weekday stay (Sunday-Thursday), a $50.00 credit to be used at either the Fargo

Bar & Grill or the Aurora Inn Dining Room, and a locally crafted welcome amenity, all for only $160 plus

tax. Book this special for a stay between now and April 30, but reservations must be made by March 1,

2013.

*Dates excluded from our spring special include February 14, March 5, March 12, April 2, and April 9.

Please note that the Aurora Inn Dining Room is open Wednesday-Sunday evenings; the Fargo Bar and

Grill is open every evening.

Sherwood Bucks available. $10.00 off any order of $50.00 or more. Redeem your

Sherwood Inn bucks

toward any lunch or dinner order of $50.00 or more in the dining room or Tavern. Sunday – Thursday,

now through March, 2013 other restrictions do apply visit

www.thesherwoodinn.com (315) 685-0552

Did you know that HOT DEALS on

Skaneateles.com are a great way to run a last minute special for your

business! For only $5.00 per week, it is easy to post a special on our website, skaneateles.com. For more

information you can contact the Chamber at 685-0552 or log into you business listing and click on HOT

DEAL.

Winter White Sale at

the Inns of Aurora Offers reduced room rates to overnight guests on new

reservations through April 30, 2013: $130 for a Monday or Tuesday night stay; $150 for a Wednesday,

Thursday, or Sunday night stay; and $190 for a Friday or Saturday night stay. Prices are based on two

person occupancy and do not include tax. The

Inns of Aurora are located at 391 Main Street, Aurora. For

more details, or to make a reservation, call (315) 364-8888.

$5.00 SUSHI all day every Tuesday at

Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Taco Tuesday at

The Garage located at 28 Jordan Street. Choice of three different tacos (beef, turkey or

fish). Festive music & decorations in a fun friendly family atmosphere. All meats are local hormone free.

Also serving Margaritas and Mojito! (315) 685-6116. Available for Lunch or Dinner. Dine in or take out

available.

www.joespastagarage.com

$3.00 Burgers all day every Thursday at

Johnny Angels, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.

COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR LEASE/RENT/SALE:

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The

Skaneateles Historical Society is looking for a new volunteer webmaster for their website. If you

have these talents, and are interested, call Laurie Winship at (315) 685-1360 for more details.

REOCCURING EVENTS:

John D. Barrow Art Gallery

is now open Thursday & Friday 11 AM – 4 PM or by appointment. Private

tours are available by appointment. Call (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at

www.barrowgallery.org.

Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery

is open on Friday only now through April

from 1-4 pm, or by appointment. Looking for a gift? Visit the Creamery Gift Shop, featuring many

historical and Skaneateles themed items, 28 Hannum St. (315) 685-1360. Online, visit

www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org

.

March 4 – April 26

Paintings by Karen Burns & photography by David LoParco depicting local landscape

will be on display in the Art Gallery at

Baltimore Woods. The exhibit and reception are open to the public

with no admission or parking fee. Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm,

closed Sundays. Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108.

Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays. The hiking trails

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

open every day from dawn to dusk.

Every Tuesday

Preschool Story Time at the Skaneateles Library 10:30 AM. Perfect for children ages 3

to 5 years. No registration necessary.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are

available to answer plant and garden questions on the Horticulture Hotline. The volunteers will research

and make management recommendations using current research based information. Hotline hours are

Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1-4 PM, at (315)424-9485 or anytime by email at onondaga@cornell.edu.

Good quality pictures of the symptoms will help the volunteers identify the plant species and the pest.

Email responses will be answered during Hotline hours. Visit us online at

http://www.extendonondaga.org/

.

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 Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

entertainment at Lake House Pub. (315) 554-9194 or

www.lakehousepub.com

for music schedule. Daily hours Noon – 2 AM.

Every Thursday

Toddler Story Time, at the Skaneateles Library 11:00 AM. Perfect for kids ages 18 months

to 3 years. No registration necessary.

Every Friday & Saturday

Thomas Barr (acoustic guitar) 9 PM – Midnight at the Blue Water Grill, 11 W.

Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Every Saturday

9:00 PM Live entertainment at the Cedar House Bowling Alley bar (315) 685-5117.

Every Sunday

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315)

685-3405.

Candace Searing

Administrative/Staff 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

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