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



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Feb. 1st – Apr. 19th –  General John S. Clark – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Biographical exhibit on General John S. Clark, a man of his era. Civil War veteran, cartographer, ethnographer, and Auburn City Planner.  Closed major holidays.  Suggested donation $3, Tues. – Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051 

Mar. 1st – May 31st – “Lincoln Tour” – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Tour showcases the working relationship and personal friendship between the President and his Secretary of State.  The Seward House Museum is offering the “Lincoln Tour.” The tour will show museum visitors the actual artifacts of these two men’s world-changing professional relationship, but also of their genuine friendship. Visitors will get to see Seward’s appointment document where Lincoln names him Secretary of State, hear letters about the President and his relationship with not only Seward but his family, Lincoln’s presence throughout the Seward Home and more.  The story of the this great partnership is told through stories in the following rooms of the house: Parlor, Library, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Upstairs Hall,Victorian Room, Civil War Room, and Seward’s Office.  Thurs. 1:00 pm, Sat. 1:00 & 3:00 pm, admission $5.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Mar. 1st – May 31st  – Auburn Photography Club at APT – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Auburn Photography Club at Auburn Public Theater. Opening Reception is March 1st from 5-9:30PM with live music by Nightlite Mary, Rue, Wooden Chalk and the Soup, and Hysterical Fits.  Exhibit will be open throughout the month of March during regular theater hours.  Featuring the work of several area photographers: Dean Aversa, Rhonda Miller Aversa, Annette Chamberlain, Joe Librandi-Cowan, Erica Hasenjager, Michael LaMontagne, Sherene LaMontagne, Maureen McEvers, Donald R. Miller, John Miller, Christopher Molloy, Drew Mosley, Chris Peters, and Ian Sherlock.  Free.    www.auburnpublictheater.org     315-253-6669

Mar. 30th – May 12th – Made in NY 2013 – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Made in NY is an annual juried exhibition featuring works by artists residing in New York State. This eclectic exhibition showcases photography, painting, sculpture, book arts and much more. Applicants may submit up to 2 works completed within the last three years.  Admission $6, free for members and children.  Tues.-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1-5pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Mar. 20th – Apr. 26th – “Out of Rubble” – Art Exhibition at Wells College – The String Room Gallery at Wells College, 170 Main St., Aurora.  The Wells College Visual Arts Department welcomes the exhibition, “Out of Rubble,” curated by Susanne Slavick. Photographs, paintings and video and digital works will be displayed in the String Room Gallery of Main Building.  Out Of Rubble reacts to the wake of war – its realities and its representations. The rubble that each war leaves behind shapes today and tomorrow – physically, psychologically, spiritually and culturally. Out Of Rubble presents international artists who consider its causes and consequences, its finality and future, moving from decimation and disintegration to the possibilities of regeneration and recovery.  Free, Mon – Fri, Noon – 5:00 pm, Sat & Sun, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  www.wells.edu/stringroomgallery/  315-364-3465

Mar. 20th – Spring Equinox Walk – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Embrace the first day of spring by taking a guided walk to discover nature’s secret expression of the changing seasons. Early spring migrants, nesting owls and calling frogs are some of the possible wildlife we may encounter. The program is free and open to the public.  Free, 7pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpar   315-947-6143

Mar. 22nd – Perfect Pairings – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy pairings of beer, wine, and Finger Lakes cheeses at the Schweinfurth Art Center.  Advance Tickets: $30 member, $35 non-member  At Door: $35 member, $40 non-member, 7-9pm. -Music by Joe Whiting -Silent Auction -Art Making with Betsy Menson Sio, Joe Librandi-Cowan, and Robert Loring – Preview of 2013 Made in NY exhibit -Cyanotypes by Victoria Miller in Gallery Julius Tickets can be purchased a the Art Center.   www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Mar. 22nd – “The Intouchables” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects. An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, The Intouchables has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicap millionaire (Francois Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 3/22, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 3/23, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org         315-253-6669

Mar. 23rd – Emily Howland and the Suffrage Movement in Cayuga County – Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn.  Talk, “Emily Howland and the Suffrage Movement in Cayuga County,” by Patricia White of the Howland Stone Store Museum, 1 p.m. White will talk about Howland and efforts in Cayuga County to get women the right to vote; she also will bring suffrage posters from the museum’s collection. Free; no registration required.  Free, 1pm.  315-252-2571 

Mar. 23rd – Egg Dying – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  See what colors you can get from your pantry just in time for the spring table. Go back to nature with this fun and entertaining program using natural dyes to color your eggs. Please bring your own hard-boiled eggs to dye. An adult should accompany children. The program is free and open to the public.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpar   315-947-6143

Mar. 23rd – Professor Louie & The Crowmatix – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Aaron Professor “Louie” Hurwitz- Multi-instrumentalist – Hammond organ/keyboards/accordion and exceptional vocalist. Tagged Prof. “Louie” by The Band vocalist/bassist Rick Danko while performing as a duo. MARIE SPINOSA – Miss Marie from Brooklyn, NY – singer/songwriter, pianist/percussionist had performed for many years in concert with her own groups, has co-written many of the songs on The Crowmatix releases. GARY BURKE – drummer for Bob Dylan, Graham Parker and many others & best known for his long tenure on over a dozen albums with Joe Jackson. FRANK CAMPBELL – played bass with The Rick Danko, Levon Helm duo tours of the 70’s and early 80’s. JOSH COLOW – From Woodstock, New York – An in demand rhythm & blues guitarist, Josh has toured The United States and Europe with Jesse Winchester with his own groups and solo.  Tickets: $10; $9 APT Members, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org                315-253-6669

Mar. 23rd – The Kids Choice Awards – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Our annual LIVE broadcast of the slimey-est show around! Pizza, snacks, fun.  Admission $5, Doors open at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org      315-253-6669

Mar. 23rd – Lamoreaux Landing Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Our first event with the Finger Lakes winemakers will feature five paired courses, including a reception wine and intermezzo. Thoughtfully arranged, each course has been designed and paired specifically with the wine featured. Director of Training and Service Meryl Davis will be on hand to explain the logic behind the pairings, while Executive Chef Patrick will discuss the featured food pairings. Please call for reservations.  $75++/person  Reception 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-888

Mar. 23rd – Ring in Spring! – BeauVine Chophouse & Wine Bar, 74 State St., Auburn.  Come on out for live entertainment from the Works Band! It’s only a $5 cover charge plus cash bar. Oh and in the spirit of spring, we’re turning on the fire pit for the first time!  $5 cover charge, 8pm-midnight.  315-252-5511

Mar. 23rd & 24th – Welcome to Maple Weekend 2013:                                                               Schoolyard Sugarbush, 5967 Appletree Point Rd.  Moravia.  The New York State Maple Producers Association invites families from across the Empire State and neighboring areas to learn all about the production of maple syrup and other related products. Our goal during Maple Weekend is to share the taste of real mouth-watering maple syrup with you. Maple producers will demonstrate how to make syrup — whether it’s simply boiling the sap over an open fire or running it through highly scientific equipment — the results always taste great!  10-4pm, free.  www.schoolyardsugarbush.org  315-497-3480

Smokey Hollow Maple Products, 8597 Pierce Rd., Jordan.  The New York State Maple Producers Association invites families from across the Empire State and neighboring areas to learn all about the production of maple syrup and other related products. Our goal during Maple Weekend is to share the taste of real mouth-watering maple syrup with you. Maple producers will demonstrate how to make syrup — whether it’s simply boiling the sap over an open fire or running it through highly scientific equipment — the results always taste great! Come taste our sugar on snow, take a free tour and try some free samples of goodies using maple. We will be operating our evaporators, making maple cotton candy, maple popcorn, maple cream, maple sugar in many shapes and sizes.  Pancake breakfast available from 9am till noon, $5/person and kids under 5 free. 10-4pm, free.  www.smokeyhollow.net  315-689-9833

Mar. 23rd – 31st  Free Easter Photos and Activities at Bass Pro Shops – Bass Pro Shops, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  Bring the kids to see the Easter Bunny, receive a complimentary Free 4 x 6 photo, make a bunny magnet, 3/23 & 3/24 1-4pm, create a bunny frame or scratch art egg craft, 3/29 6-8pm, 3/30 & 3/31 1-4pm. Easter Egg Hunt, Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm.  315-258-2700

Mar. 23rd & 30th  – The Women’s Tour of the Seward House Museum – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  To showcase and honor the contributions of the Seward women to the Women’s Rights Movement, the Seward House Museum is pleased to announce the return of our Women’s Tour. The narrative focuses on the tenacious spirits and civic involvement of the Seward Women during this critical time.  $8/adults, $7/Seniors, AAA members, $5/students w/college ID, 11:00 am.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Mar. 26th – Visit by Children’s Author – – Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy a book signing and visit by Children’s Author, Susan Keeter.  Free, 4pm.  315-252-2571

Mar. 26th – Literature on the Lake – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  The Inns of Aurora will present their second Literature on the Lake event. The evening will feature a group of writers and editors of SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities’ literary journal, The Healing Muse. Including fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, the evening will feature a conversation on the process of writing, as individuals read about topics revolving around medicine, illness, healing, disability, and everything in between. The event is free and open to the public. Coffee and complimentary refreshments will be offered, and a cash bar will be available during the readings and conversation.  7pm.   www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8866

Mar. 26th & Apr. 4th  – 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.  Closed major holidays.  Admission $2 at the door, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Mar. 27th – Susan Keeter Illustrator, An Apple for Harriet – Harriet Tubman Home, 180 South St., Auburn.   Evening presentation from Susan Keeter, Illustrator, “An Apple for Harriet”.   vening presentation from Susan Keeter, Illustrator, “An Apple for Harriet”. family workshop from 6:30-8:00pm.






Mar. 28th - “Manufactured Landscapes” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes”- quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams-Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky’s photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste. In the spirit of such environmentally enlightening hits as AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and RIVERS AND TIDES, MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES powerfully shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it, without simplistic judgments or reductive resolutions.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 7:30pm.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Mar. 28th – BeauVine Beer Pairing Dinner – BeauVine Chop House at the Hilton Garden Inn, 75 State St., Auburn.  Tasting & Hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6pm. Dinner menu: “Scallops and Bacon” House Cured Pork Belly and Seared Scallops With Celery Root Salad, Celery Root Puree, and Pomegranate Reduction Paired with Ommegang Hennepin                                                                                      $45/person ++, Reception starts at 6:00 pm.    315-515-3162

Mar. 28th & 29th – “Hysteria” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.     Hysteria is a romantic comedy with an accomplished cast led by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones and Rupert Everett, that tells an untold tale of discovery – the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical vibrator at the very peak of Victorian prudishness.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 3/29, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 3/30, 8:00 pm.  .www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Mar. 29th – Easter Celebration – Reva Rollerdrome – 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Find the golden egg, win the easter basket, and skate with the Easter Bunny. Coloring contest, spin art, jelly bean counting contest and face painting.  Admission $5, Easter Egg Hunt 12:30 pm sharp, Skating 1:00 -3:30 pm.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225

Mar. 29th – Final Friday Featuring Sho-Nuff and Joe Sweet – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy the musical performance of Sho-Nuff and Joe Sweet in a cozy setting. Cash bar.  Admission $5, 6-10pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Mar. 29th - Easter Celebration – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Find the golden egg, win the easter basket, and skate with the Easter Bunny. Coloring contest, spin art, jelly bean counting contest and face painting.  Admission $5, Easter Egg Hunt 12:30 pm sharp, Skating 1:00 -3:30 pm.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com    315-252-8225

Mar. 30th – “More Than Java with the Gents” - Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. To benefit S.A.V.A.R, (Sexual Assult Victims’ Advocate Resource)of Cayuga Counseling Services, Inc.  Keynote Speaker Dan Cummings Channel 9 News Anchor. $30/person, $55/couple, $220/table of 8, Social Hour 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm.  www.cayugacounseling.org                315-253-9795

Mar. 30th – Visit the Vintner - Off the Beaten Path wineries on the east side of Cayuga Lake.  Learn a little about winemaking at this fun, unticketed event. Pick up a map at your first stop, then travel to the other “Off the Beaten Path” wineries, located along the east shore of Cayuga Lake, and meet the winemakers at each stop. They will have a specially prepared talk on the winemaking subject of their choice, and will answer your questions about vinification. Oh, did we mention there will be wine tasting, too?  At CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, taste their Estate wines and new release Odyssey Red 2010.

Mar. 30th – Owasco-Fleming Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt – Hoopes Park, 100 S. Hoopes Ave., Auburn.  Please bring a bag or an Easter basket. Over 9000 oval eggs will be hidden. Two age groups, toddlers to 5 yrs. old, and 6 to 9 years old. Starts exactly at 10:00am. Prizes.   Free, 10am.  

Mar. 30th – Ithaca Beer Co. Lunch – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  During this fun and festive annual luncheon, Chef Patrick and the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team shed light on the mysteries of beer and food pairing. The selection of brews has been carefully chosen to highlight the craft of the local Ithaca Beer Company. Featuring upscale bar food-style entrees, the lunch offers a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family-outside of the kitchen. The lunch will include six paired courses, and a reception beer. Please call for reservations.  $45++/person, Reception 12:00 pm, Lunch  12:30 pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Mar. 30th – Board Game Extravaganza – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  In honor of International Tabletop Day (tabletopday.com) the Sterling Nature Center is hosting its first Board Game Extravaganza. This program is open to the public and board games will be provided or you can bring your own. This is a great opportunity to have fun with your friends and to try a game you haven’t played before all while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Sterling Nature Center.  Free, 1-4pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

Mar. 31st – Easter Brunch in The Vineyard Ballroom – Vineyard Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State St., Auburn.  Spring greens, asparagus & goat cheese tart, potato & mushroom gratin, brussel sprouts, cooked to order farm fresh eggs & omelets, bourbon glazed ham, carved roast beef, basil crusted salmon, vanilla scented french toast, hot cross buns, easter breads, pasteries and beverages. Call 315-515-3162 for reservations.  $24++/adults, $12++/children. 

Apr. 2nd – Pizza!  Pizza! – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  In this hands-on class, you will learn how to make quality, from-scratch pizza dough, learn the advantages of cooking your pizza in an oven versus a grill. Delve into the world of sauces, stretching techniques, and learn to impress your guests with your knowledge of how to properly balance, order, and proportion toppings, all the while garnering inspiration for interesting and creative combinations for non-traditional pizzas. Please call for reservations.  $105/person, 16 person maximum, 6:00 – 8:30pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

































































































































































































Posted: Thursday, March 21st, 2013 @ 10:01 am by Curt
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