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Please join historian and guide Laurel Auchampaugh for a fascinating tour of the beautiful wooded Fort Hill Cemetery overlooking downtown Auburn. Its hilltop location, fortified many centuries ago by the mysterious mound building peoples of North America, later was reputed to be the site of an important Cayuga council seat and village.

In 1852 the hilltop was dedicated for its current function; it remains an active cemetery today. On the tour you will learn about the lives of several eminent citizens who are buried there, including the man first buried here, Judge Elijah Miller, his famous son-in-law William H. Seward, his daughter and granddaughter. Elsewhere in the cemetery, pay your respects to abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman, to members of the Osborne, Willard, and Case families, and to many others who contributed to America’s story. Take a tour of the gothic stone Bradley Chapel, and learn the story of a 50 foot tall obelisk inscribed, “Who Mourns for Logan?” In the event of rain, the talk will take place inside the Bradley Chapel.

Tickets for the tour are $10 for adults, $5 for students. These may be purchased at the time of the tour, or in advance at the Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street in Auburn during office business hours Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am-4pm. Call 315-252-0339 for more information. This tour is sponsored by the Community Preservation Committee. Proceeds benefit the Fort Hill Cemetery and the Willard Chapel.

Date(s): 09/07/2014
Location: Fort Hill Cemetery
19 Fort St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: $10/Adults, $5/Students
Telephone: 315-252-0339
Email: willardchapeladmin@willardchapel.org
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Posted: Sunday, August 31st, 2014 @ 4:46 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Seward House Museum, 33 South St. - Enjoy a relaxing evening in the beautiful gardens featuring live music by Cristofe Chabot performing renditions of traditional, folk & classic rock. Our featured gallery artist is photographer Dan Marquart exhibiting a new series of works titled Light & Shade: Photographic Conversations. As always, docents will be on hand to answer questions in the Dining Room & Drawing Room and complimentary refreshments will be served.
Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. - September First Friday will be hosted in the Case Research Lab instead of the Museum. Watch Case’s test films and learn the history of the birth of talking movies. Light refreshments will be served.
Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. - Fall exhibit reception,.
Finger Lakes ARTIST CO-OP, 101 Genesee St. - Finger Lakes Art Cooperative will be celebrating the September First Friday with guest musicians John Wilmot & Jacqui McCarthy who play hammer dulcimer & fiddle – Join us for music, refreshments and ART!
Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. - EXHIBIT Opening for SARA DAVENPORT – Sara Davenport primarily paints in realism using oils, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and pen & ink to achieve results. Originals & prints of her work will be available to purchase. The event will include a cash bar & complimentary snacks.
F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St. - Making a Mark is about enabling gifted people to celebrate self-expression and empowerment through creativity. Reception with light refreshments. Free to enter, art is for sale & proceeds go to the artist who created the piece.
Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St. - Read with Therapy DOGS at SEYMOUR LIBRARY – . The program is designed for children in kindergarten – 5th grades. All library services available until 8PM.

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Date(s): 09/05/2014
Location: Around Downtown Auburn
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-255-1658
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Posted: Friday, August 29th, 2014 @ 6:45 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Join the Cayuga County Arts Council’s & Auburn Schine’s Theater silent auction fundraiser featuring live music by Diana Jacob’s Band. Advance ticket sales are $35 by 9/23/14; $40 at the door. Price includes appetizers & special martini cocktail. For tickets contact Tim Kerstetter at nationworks@hotmail.com or 315-729-0702.

Date(s): 09/25/2014
Location: Springside Inn
6141 W. Lake Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: Advance tickets $35 by 9/23/14; $40 at the door.
Telephone: 315-729-0702
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Posted: Monday, August 25th, 2014 @ 4:10 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Come shop for local and regional fine art & crafts with vendor booths showcasing works in various mediums, in the lovely park setting.

Date(s): 09/20/2014
Location: Hoopes Park
100 S. Herman Ave.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-406-0097
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Posted: Monday, August 25th, 2014 @ 4:05 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Beginning August 30, Schweinfurth Art Center’s main gallery will feature recent paintings by Stephen Achimore of Fayetteville, New York. The exhibit, Enabling Resistance, will showcase artwork completed by Achimore from 2010 to 2014.

Abstract in nature, Achimore’s paintings incorporate vivid colors and strong lines. “The expressive potency of color has always been my primary interest,” says Achimore. “My new paintings are based on the use of high-relief drawing as a support to carry color. The motif is evocative of structures I see in nature and sustains itself (graphically) under any number of applied glazes.”

Achimore works often on a large scale, and many of the paintings in the exhibit measure eight feet in height or width. Painting on the floor in his Syracuse studio, Achimore uses handmade tools to apply what are often many layers of paint.

A second exhibit, Explorations, will be held in Gallery Julius, with artwork by Barbara Delmonico of Skaneateles. Delmonico’s paintings include primarily pastels and some acrylics, many of which feature local scenes and landscapes. “Painting, for me, is about constant explorations. It is an honor, a privilege, a struggle, and most often, pure joy,” says Delmonico.

The opening reception will be held from 5-8pm on September 5, as part of Auburn’s 1st Friday events. The reception will include live piano music with Joel Morehouse and refreshments. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Closed Mondays and major holidays.

 

 

Date(s): 08/30/2014, 08/31/2014, 09/01/2014, 09/02/2014, 09/03/2014, 09/04/2014, 09/05/2014, 09/06/2014, 09/07/2014, 09/08/2014, 09/09/2014, 09/10/2014, 09/11/2014, 09/12/2014, 09/13/2014, 09/14/2014, 09/15/2014, 09/16/2014, 09/17/2014, 09/18/2014, 09/19/2014, 09/20/2014, 09/21/2014, 09/22/2014, 09/23/2014, 09/24/2014, 09/25/2014, 09/26/2014, 09/27/2014, 09/28/2014, 09/29/2014, 09/30/2014, 10/01/2014, 10/02/2014, 10/03/2014, 10/04/2014, 10/05/2014, 10/06/2014, 10/07/2014, 10/08/2014, 10/09/2014, 10/10/2014, 10/11/2014, 10/12/2014, 10/13/2014, 10/14/2014, 10/15/2014, 10/16/2014, 10/17/2014, 10/18/2014, 10/19/2014
Location: Schweinfurth Art Center
205 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: Tues-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1-5pm
Telephone: 315-255-1553
Email: mail@schweinfurthartcenter.org
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Posted: Friday, August 15th, 2014 @ 5:59 pm by Nakeia Endres
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