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IGNITE the WINTER!

A celebration organized in connection with Auburn’s First Friday happenings, this winter festival will be held both outside on Exchange Street Plaza as well as inside Auburn Public Theater. Features include a comfort food cook-off with chili, soup, and chowder vendors, live bands, horse-drawn wagon rides, beer and Finger Lakes wine sales, and live ice sculpting demonstrations, all in the heart of Downtown Auburn.

Date(s): 03/07/2014
Location: Exchange Street Mall
Downtown
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-252-7874
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Sunday, January 5th, 2014 @ 10:58 am by Nakeia Endres
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The Sterling Renaissance Festival is one of the oldest and most successful producers of professional interactive entertainment in the world. Thrill to the excitement of over 100 stage and street
performers, professional actors, comedians and musicians who whimsically recreate an authentic English Renaissance village for you to experience. Join the merriment at the Pub Sing, Wench Auction and Trial & Dunke. Witness dozens of artisans demonstrating their fine craftsmanship and selling their unique wares. Enjoy digging into our savour delicacies – from steak-on-a-stake, pita pockets, succulent turkey legs, portabella mushroom sandwiches, mile high cakes and more!

Posted: Sunday, January 5th, 2014 @ 10:57 am by Nakeia Endres
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January 3, 2014

Friday, 5pm – 8pm

Free as part of First Friday

Noma Bliss (artist) is collaborating with friends and family to design works of art that encourage people to express themselves.  We are living in a time that the pace of living is so fast, that people have to set aside time for one another. Being creative is one of the best ways to unite families and friend.  Art keeps us connected.

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Posted: Monday, December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:13 pm by Nakeia Endres
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December 6, 2013

Friday 5pm – 8pm

FREE as part of First Friday

Melissa Johnson:  New Works

Melissa Johnson’s abstract paintings and drawings incorporate organic forms that sometimes suggest figurative and animal imagery.  The works are layered and textured with a variety of marks and materials, including acrylic and encaustic paint, a range of drawing materials, string and collage.  She studied Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Rural Sociology at Cornell University.  She teaches Studio Art at Cayuga Community College.

Above Painting:

Bird (Detail) Mixed Media (acrylic + en-caustic paint on paper and canvas) 2013

Sponsored by:

WRVO, The Citizen, NYSCA

 

found at : http://auburnpublictheater.com/events.php?eventID=463

 

For accommodations while visiting the area, call Skaneateles Suites.

Posted: Monday, November 25th, 2013 @ 8:08 am by Nakeia Endres
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CIVIL WAR PRISONS

 

 

Lost in the romance of the Civil War is the fact that nearly 10% of all deaths – about 61,000 – occurred in enemy-managed prisons. Historian Tom Henry will reveal the grim record of Civil War prisons, both North and South, in his illustrated talk Prisons: The Dark Side of the Civil War on Thursday, November 21st at 6:30 PM. Registration appreciated at 685-5135.

Andersonville and Elmira are names etched in infamy, testaments to the intentional cruelty of war. Using these two prisons as primary examples, Henry’s presentation explores the dark world of Civil War prisons and the policy makers who created the nightmare.

Tom Henry, who retired from teaching social studies at Liverpool High School in 2009, has taught as an adjunct professor of history at SUNY Cortland and Syracuse University and given courses on US history, the US Constitution and the US Supreme Court at Oasis Senior Living in Syracuse. He was first runner up for the 1999 New York State Teacher of the Year award and was honored as the 2002 NYS Social Studies Teacher of the Year. Henry has been a writer for the education division of Colonial Williamsburg since 1997 and serves as a master teacher in Colonial Williamsburg’s Idea of America program.

For more information or to request/suggest a program, contact library director Nickie Marquis at 315-685-5135 or nmarquis@skaneateleslibrary.org.

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 @ 1:09 pm by Nakeia Endres
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