We Invite You to Join Us in
Celebrating our Opening with Food & Wine
When: Thursday, September 17, 2009
Where: Eleven Lakes Winery
3550 St. Rt. 89
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
RSVP By: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at
Hosted By: Matt Jones & Stacee Elliott
Sip…Taste…Discover Eleven Lakes Winery
From “The Glen Haven Water Cure,” by Luthera Rogers Converse, circa 1850. The 29- by 49-inch oil painting will be on display for the first time ever at the “Sailing Through History” fund-raiser Sept. 25 to benefit the Skaneateles Historical Society museum expansion at The Creamery. The event, which takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Skaneateles Country Club, will feature carving and pasta stations and passed hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, historical displays, and entertainment by the Barrigar Brothers. Tickets are $75 each/$125 for two. Checks should be sent to the Skaneateles Historical Society, 28 Hannum St., Skaneateles, NY 13152. Detail with permission of the descendants.
Sailing thru history fund raiser
Workshop: 2:30 pm–5:30pm, September 26, 2009
Singer/songwriter Erica Wheeler looks to foster emotional connections
between people and place, inspiring them to act on behalf of the places they care about.
The Soulful Landscape workshop gives participants a forum to write and share their stories
about these places in unique ways. The workshop contains a presentation of place-based
songs, stories, and visual arts, followed by some writing prompts. Participants who share
their writing will delight as Erica creates a “song on the spot”, inspired by their writing.
Accommodates 10-30 participants, registration required—$25/participant, students with i.d. and
BWNC members $15.
Open House: 6:00 pm–9:00pm FREE
Doors open at 6pm
• Bring a picnic dinner • homemade desserts for sale
• raffle of artwork to benefit BWNC’s Nature in the City program
• Chris Baker art gallery exhibit “Sense of Place”
7:00pm – Soulful CNY Landscape Concert-FREE
Erica writes songs that are full of sharply detailed portraits of the American
landscape and the lives lived there. Her music ranges in style from
contemporary folk to country and bluegrass. Her voice is rich and warm,
often conversational in style; her performances are engaging, inspiring
and filled with hilarious stage patter and story. Her songs evoke a
sense of place in the listener, so sit back and enjoy being whisked
away by memories of places deeply rooted in your past.
7:45pm – Intermission and Raffle Drawing
Call (315) 673-1350 for more information
Friday/Saturday/Sunday Dec. 11th-20th, 2009
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
A new tradition for Auburn
Review by Tom Woods, Special to the Citizen
“When I wrote last year that I hoped the Auburn
Public Theater would make “A Child’s Christmas in
Wales” an annual event, I thought perhaps that its
creators would allow the theater to mount the play on
its own. I didn’t expect Polly Hogan and Ron Ritchell
to bring it back themselves. Hogan and Ritchell, together
with APT co-founder Carey Eidel and local actor Dave Tobin,
are reunited for another round of the play running…
this December the downtown theater. (more…)
December 6th, 2009 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
AUBURN COMMUNITY CHORUS
An arena-ready voice is not required to join Auburn’s newest vocal group. Singers don’t even need to audition. The Auburn Public Theater’s community chorus, which begins rehearsing September 20th, emphasizes the first word of its title more than finesse. Organizer Amy Bellamy, a choir instructor and music professor at Cayuga Community College, is ready to leave her lecture voice at the door when she leads the choir through its songs.?I want to keep it light-hearted and fun,?Bellamy said. Something where people can come and learn a little about singing and have a really good time doing it.
Bellamy – a graduate of Union Springs High School and SUNY Binghamton’s Master of Music program – has sung since she was 2 and long harbored a dream to do so for a living. She had unsuccessfully bounced the idea for a community chorus around for a couple years before bringing it up to Auburn Public Theater Artistic Producing Director Angela Daddabbo, who shared Bellamy’s ambition. Daddabbo’s enthusiasm for starting a community chorus was elevated by the theater’s recent screening of Young @ Heart, a documentary about an all-senior choir group from New England. Her cousin, Lisa Vitale, had presented the community chorus idea to Daddabbo for a year prior, and APT Vice President Janie MicGlire added her voice as another interested party. (more…)