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Downtown Auburn BID’s 23rd Annual Holiday Parade and Family Fun Day

Saturday, November 28th is the date of the 23rd Annual Holiday Parade and Family Fun Day sponsored by the Downtown Auburn BID (Business Improvement District). At 3PM the Exchange St. Mall, Genesee Mall, and ground level of the Parking Garage area will become the center of FREE family activities before the Holiday Parade at 6PM.

Join in for free horse drawn wagon rides with the Minturn family who will be providing three wagons this year in an attempt to get more people on this very popular ride around the city block. Once again the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting their Child Photo ID Program which is free. If you have a child who has not been entered into the program, or need an updated photo come inside the Genesee Mall for this very important community service.

Lively music will be provided by DJ Jane Stebbins on the Exchange St. Mall, and holiday music will be performed inside the Genesee Mall by the Cayuga Chords from St. Mary’s Church. Girl Scout Troop 1125 will once again give away their delicious homemade cookies as well as have their official Girl Scout cookies for sale. The Red Cross will give away hot chocolate to go with the homemade cookies.

Children’s activities such as ‘Go Fish,’ ornament making and coloring will be available. The Auburn Fire Department will host their Community Bonfire on South St. across from City Hall, and the Auburn Civic Band will play pre-parade music on Exchange Street.

Auburn Public Theater will host their Thanksgiving play featuring local child actors at 2PM and 4PM, with a small ticket fee for these performances. There will be raffles, coupons and much more. Daut’s will offer free chili samples at their restaurant on the East Hill between 5:30 – 6:30PM.

At 5:30PM claim your best spot to view the Holiday Parade. The Syracuse Highland Pipe Band will once again bring their glorious music to Auburn, with lighted instruments and two special songs created just for this parade. Several new entries into the parade will be competing with the loyal participants for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes.

Santa will be the grand finale, and after the tree lighting ceremony by Mayor Quill, Santa will be in the Genesee Mall to visit with every child, so bring your camera. If you would like to participate in the parade with a float, marching, or with music, everyone is welcome and it is free. Just contact the BID office at 315-252-7874 or e-mail ctallcot@auburndowntown.org. Floats must have a holiday theme and can be flashy and fun or simple and sweet. Come, be part of the day and enjoy the community fun.

Posted: Monday, November 2nd, 2009 @ 2:48 pm by Curt
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THE CENTER
1 Hoffman St.
Auburn, NY 13021
P: 315.704.0319
F: 315.704.0160
www.TheCenter4Wellness.com

‘SPIRIT HANDS’ ART OPENING – On Sunday, Nov 1, 2009 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, the public is welcome to attend the opening reception for an exhibit featuring works by local artist Diane DelPiano. This exhibit, on display at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn) during the month of November, will include multimedia paintings, drawings, collages, weavings and quilts. For more info, visit www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315.704.0319.

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 @ 10:06 am by Curt
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Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at 8:00pm

JAZZ FOR PEACE CONCERT
featuring Rick DellaRatta

A benefit to raise funds for the Cayuga County Chapter of the American Red Cross

Rick DellaRatta is now considered by many to be one of the finest Singer/Pianists performing today and one of only a handful of Jazz Artists who can make a successful musical presentation to a large audience without having to abandon the true art form of Jazz. Through his life long endeavor to help advance people to their highest potential through the understanding of Jazz as well as spreading peace worldwide through his “Jazz for Peace World Tour”, Rick DellaRatta is considered to be an innovator and a visionary.

Jazz for Peace was founded by DellaRatta to help advance people to their highest potential through the understanding of jazz. He brings together multi-cultural musicians to spread the message of peace. Upstate New York is fortunate to welcome this globe- hopping musical ensemble.

The Jazz for Peace concert which begins at 8:00pm and is preceded by a cocktail party at 6pm is sponsored by Mack Studios. Tickets for both the cocktail party and concert are $60 per person. Contact the CCARC at 315 / 252 – 9596 or chapter@ccredcross.org for more information about Give Peace a Chance weekend.

JAZZ FOR PEACE CONCERT, Rick DellaRatta

JAZZ FOR PEACE CONCERT, Rick DellaRatta

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 @ 9:06 am by Curt
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Veterans Day at the Zoo

Onondaga County Parks and the Rosamond Gifford Zoo are pleased to offer FREE admission to all active military, veterans and their families as part of Onondaga County’s observance of Veterans Day.

Please present military or veteran organization ID cards or military discharge documents or wear your uniform for verification for complimentary Veterans Day access to the Zoo.

Date(s):
11/11/2009

Location:
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

Time:
10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost:
Free for active military, veterans and their families.

Telephone:
(315) 435-8511 x100

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 @ 8:50 am by Curt
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“Earnest is coming!”
 
The Auburn Players are proud to present Oscar Wilde’s, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at the Auburn Public Theater  November 13, 14, 15 2009. Directed by Collin Sullivan

“…swift, sardonic repartee in Wilde’s masterpiece ripples through the ages. Probably the wittiest play in the English language.” —Carlyn James New York Times May 2008
The story  revolves around the most ingenious case of “manufactured” mistaken identity ever put into a play. Wilde’s comedic masterpiece satirizes English society in the late Victorian era. Two wealthy young men pretend their names are Earnest in order to impress their beloveds. Audiences have loved this play since it opened in 1895.

Further information about this delightful presentation can be had at www.auburnplayers.net
 

Directed by Collin Sullivan
Cast

Jack – Jason Manning
Algernon -Alaric Robin
Gwendolyn – Carole Estabrook
Miss Prism – Cheryl Knowles
Lady Bracknell – Ellen Baumes
Lane – Zac Darling
Merriman – Phil Bonvino
Cahuseable – Brien Bianchi
Miss Cecily Cardew – Miranda J Coll

Stage Manager – James Cantu

Posted: Monday, October 26th, 2009 @ 2:43 pm by Curt
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