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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

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WRVO, The Citizen, NYSCA

 

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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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SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013

Special events

Local

Trunk Show with Martha May, 2 p.m., Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Cost $6 general admission, free for center members and exhibiting quilters. Call (315) 255-1553 or visit myartcenter.org.

“Growing Up in a Quaker Family in the Mid-19th Century,” 4 p.m., Howland Stone Store Museum, 2956 Route 34B, Sherwood. A celebration of Emily Howland’s 186th birthday. Presenter Trudy Buxembaum is a former board member and museum curator. Cake will be served. Free and open to the public. Call (315) 364-5587.

Auburn Community Cafe, 4 to 6 p.m., Auburn United Methodist Church, 99 South St., Auburn. Topic: Juggling responsibilities while raising children. Free and open to the public; includes a hot meal for the family and free professional child care on-site. Email auburncommunitycafe@gmail.com or call (315) 255-2746.

Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church Hall, 90 Melrose Road, Owasco. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Accessible to people with disabilities. Call (315) 252-7271 ext. 203.

Regional

Leatherstocking Cluster Fall Dog Show, 7 a.m., Exhibit Center, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Geddes. Admission $5 adults, $2 seniors and children 12 and younger. Visit nysfair.org.

Holiday Shoppes, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Horticulture Building, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Geddes. Admission $6-$8 adults and free for children 10 and younger; three-day passes an additional $2. Visit jlsyracuse.com.

Energy Explo! 2 p.m., Sciencenter, 601 1st St., Ithaca. Local high school students present an explosive demonstration of energy. Admission $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children 3 to 17, and free for members and children 2 and younger. Call (607) 272-0600.

Weekend Walks: Talking Turkey, 2 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission $3 per vehicle. Call (315) 638-2519.

Film

Regional

“The Patience Stone,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva. Tickets $6 public, $5 seniors and students. Call (315) 781-LIVE.

“Lifeforce,” 2 p.m.; “Return of the Living Dead,” 4:30 p.m.; “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” 7:15 p.m., Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell University, Ithaca. Tickets $5-$12. Visit cinema.cornell.edu.

Food

Local

Chicken barbecue, 11 a.m., Auburn Elks Lodge No. 474, State and York streets, Auburn. Dinners $9. Takeout available. Call (315) 252-4351.

Fundraiser dinner for the John Paul II Learning Association, 1 to 5 p.m., Lewis’ Restaurant, 343 W. Genesee St., Auburn. Chicken and biscuits, baked Italian chicken, spaghetti and meatballs. Cost $8.50 adults, $5 children 5 to 11 and free for children younger than 5. Call (315) 253-9643.

Apple Harvest Dinner, 1 p.m., Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Road, Cayuga. With executive chef Jamie Prouten, from The Lodge at Tiburon, Calif. Cost $45 per person. Visit applestation.com or call (315) 889-5184.

Music

Local

The Masterworks Chorale presents Handel’s “Messiah,” 4 p.m., St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 81 Jordan St., Skaneateles. Tickets at the door: $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, $30 family cap. Visit masterworkschoralecny.org.

Nirinjan Kaur workshop, 5 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m., Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Cost $25-$45. Call (315) 253-6669 or visit auburnpublictheater.org.

Woodstone, 6 to 9 p.m., Ukrainian National Club, 125 Washington St., Auburn. Cover $2. Call (315) 253-5997.

Mark Doyle and the Maniacs, 7 to 10 p.m., LakeHouse Pub, 6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Classic rock. No cover. Call (315) 554-8194.

Regional

Good Rockin’ Live, 3 p.m., Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 3450 Winton Place, Rochester. Tickets $23-$33. Call (585) 325-4370.

“Sinatra’s Women” with Marissa Mulder and Nick Zobrio, 4 p.m., Sheraton Syracuse University Grand Ballroom, 801 University Ave., Syracuse. Tickets $25. Visit cnyjazz.org.

Billy Golicki, 5 to 9 p.m., Frank’s Moondance Tavern, 2512 Route 20, Marcellus. No cover. Call (315) 673-1135.

Bound for Glory: Greg Klyma, 8 to 11 p.m., Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca. Free; refreshments available. Call (607) 844-4535.

Theater

Regional

“Take Me Home,” 6 p.m., Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St., Rochester. Tickets $26-$33. Call (585) 325-4370 or visit downstairscabaret.com.

Performance reading of Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage,” 6:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre at Lehman Alternative, 111 Chestnut St., Ithaca. Tickets $10-$15. Visit thereaderstheatre.com or call (607) 217-6272.

MONDAY, NOV. 18

Special events

Local

Bingo, 7 p.m., Schrader Hall, St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn. Call (315) 252-9545.

Coffee and Conversation Book Club, 7 p.m., Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. Featured book: “Little Princes” by Connor Grenan. Free; no registration needed. Call (315) 252-2571.

Regional

Monday Night Seminar: “Behind the Scenes with Bird Cams,” 7:30 p.m., Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca. Free and open to the public. Call (800) 843-2473 or email cornellbirds@cornell.edu.

TUESDAY, NOV. 19

Special events

Local

Story Hour, 9:30 a.m., Hazard Library, 2487 Route 34B, Poplar Ridge. Free; no preregistration required. Call (315) 364-7975.

Job Hunting Employment Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn. Free. Call (315) 253-3331.

Preschool story hour, 10 a.m., Lang Memorial Library, 2577 E. Main St., Cato. Free. Call (315) 626-2101.

Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, 11:30 a.m., Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. Free; no registration needed. Call (315) 252-2571.

Dr. Michael Taylor discusses his new book, “Contesting Constructed Indian-ness: The Intersection of the Frontier, Masculinity, and Whiteness in Native American Mascot Representations,” 12:30 p.m., Hostetter Lecture Room, Stratton Hall, Wells College, Main Street, Aurora. Free and open to the public. Visit wells.edu.

Open mic night, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Admission $2. Call (315) 253-6669.

DJ Trivia with Ken Paradise, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Auburn Ale House, 288 W. Genesee St., Auburn. No cover. Call (315) 252-2337.

Regional

First aid/CPR/AED instructor training, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Red Cross, 344 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Cost $500, includes kit and DVD. Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcross.org/take-a-class.

Animal Time: “The Best Bug Parade” by Stuart J. Murphy, 10:30 a.m., Sciencenter, 601 1st St., Ithaca. Admission $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children 3 to 17, and free for members and children 2 and younger. Call (607) 272-0600.

Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway board of directors annual meeting, 1 to 3 p.m., Glenwood Pines, 1213 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca.

Film

Regional

“Lincoln,” 7 p.m., Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell University, Ithaca. Tickets $8 general admission, $6 seniors, $5.50 students, $5 graduate students and children younger than 12. Visit cinema.cornell.edu.

Food

Local

Auburn Junior High School PTO fundraiser, all day, Buffalo Wild Wings, 1612 Clark St. Road, Aurelius. Ten percent of bills will be donated to the PTO.

Music

Local

Karaoke with DJ Barry Brown, 8 p.m., Harley’s, State Street, Auburn.

Regional

Ithaca Children’s Choir presents “Sing to Me,” 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 402 N. Aurora St., Ithaca. Tickets $6 per person, $20 per family. Call (607) 272-1474 or visit csma-ithaca.org.

Cortland Community College Orchestra presents music by Bach, Beethoven, Chabrier and more, 8 p.m., 19 Church St., Cortland. Conductor Ubaldo Valli. Free and open to the public. Visit cortland.edu.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20

Special events

Local

Toddler Time, 11 a.m., Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. Free; no registration needed. Call (315) 252-2571.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Booker T. Washington Community Center, 23 Chapman Ave., Auburn. Health care seminar to follow. A $2 donation would be appreciated. Call (315) 253-3207.

Friends of Seymour Library monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. Free; no registration needed. Call (315) 252-2571.

Auburn Public Studio Spring Semester Registration Day, 6 to 8 p.m., Auburn Public Studio, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Call (315) 253-6669 or visit auburnpublictheater.com.

Native American History Month lecture by Dr. Thomas Lappas: “For God and Home and Native Land,” 6 p.m., Women’s Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, 136 Fall St., Seneca Falls. Free admission. Call (315) 568-0024 or visit nps.gov/wori.

Tech Help Desk, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. Personal help with smartphones, tablets, software and more. Free; no registration needed. Call (315) 252-2571.

Internet workshop, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Weedsport Free Library, 2795 E. Brutus St., Weedsport. Hands-on session for people new to searching the Internet or those who’d like to sharpen their skills. Space limited. Call (315) 834-6222.

Cayuga County Coin Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Ukrainian National Club, 125 Washington St., Auburn. Free and open to current and new members. Call (315) 255-6986.

St. Alphonsus bingo, 7 p.m., school building, St. Alphonsus Parish Center, 89 E. Genesee St., Auburn. More than $2,000 in prizes, plus bonus ball games.

Pajama Storytime, 7 p.m., Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. Free; no registration needed. Call (315) 252-2571.

Regional

Seventh annual Bravest vs. Finest Basketball Game, 7 p.m., Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central, 258 E. Adams St., Syracuse. Pitting players from the Syracuse Police Department against the Syracuse Fire Department. Admission $2; supports purchase of flags for the Sheridan First Responder’s Park in Eastwood.

Film

Regional

“Killer of Sheep,” 7 p.m.; “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” 9 p.m., Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell University, Ithaca. Tickets $8 general admission, $6 seniors, $5.50 students, $5 graduate students and children younger than 12. Visit cinema.cornell.edu.

Food

Local

Supper Special, 5 p.m., VFW Post 1975, 44 E. Genesee St., Auburn. Cost $6; takeout available. Call (315) 253-5890.

Regional

Holiday Herbal Hors d’oeuvres, 2 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Learn and taste-test several recipes for the holidays. Cost $11 per person; preregistration required. Call (315) 638-2519.

Music

Local

DJ Bob, 7 to midnight, Auburn Ale House, 288 W. Genesee St., Auburn. Ladies night. No cover. Call (315) 252-2337.

Edgy Folk, 8 to 11 p.m., Oak & Vine at Springside, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming. No cover. Call (315) 252-8463.

THURSDAY, NOV. 21

Special events

Home School Nature Series: Citizen Science Project FeederWatch, 10 a.m. to noon, Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 Route 89, Savannah. Children 5 to 12 can identify and count birds that visit feeders, then submit their observations to help scientists. Cost $7 per child. Call (315) 365-3588.

Coffee and Conversation Book Club, 10:30 a.m., Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. Book: “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khalid Hosseini. Free; no registration needed. Call (315) 252-2571.

2013 Walk for Health, noon, Cayuga County Court House, 152 Genesee St., Auburn. Walk will end at city hall, where a reception will recognize National Rural Health Day and the Great American Smokeout. Call (315) 252-4212.

Dan Hill presents “Leave it in the Ground: Issues with Archeology,” 12:30 p.m., Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall, Wells College, Main Street, Aurora. Free and open to the public. Visit wells.edu.

Tribute to Dr. Henry Romano’s Legacy of Caring and 60th Anniversary of the E. John Gavras Center, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State St., Auburn. Cocktail reception, special toast and presentation. Romano was Cayuga County’s first licensed pediatrician and a founder of the center in 1953. Tickets $20; available online or at the center, 182 North St., Auburn. Visit gavrascenter.com or call (315) 255-2746.

Historian Tom Henry presents “Prisons: The Dark Side of the Civil War,” 6:30 p.m., Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Henry will talk about the grim record of North and South prisons, where nearly 10 percent of all war deaths occurred. Free and open to the public. Call (315) 685-5135.

Cayuga Centers Real Life Reels, 7 p.m., Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Three short films view the subject of bullying from different viewpoints. Followed by a discussion. Free and open to the public; for adults 21 and older. Call (315) 253-5383.

The Truth About Weight Loss Plateaus, 7 p.m., Homic Advanced Chiropractic, Suite 10, 33 William St., Auburn. Free; preregistration requested. Call (315) 277-1362.

Music workshop with Harvey Sorgen with Omar Tamez, 7 p.m., Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Learn how to establish your own voice during improvisation. Free. Call (315) 253-6669 or visit auburnpublictheater.org.

Regional

Trail Tales, 1 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission $3 per vehicle. Call (315) 638-2519.

Book reading for children: “Puffing” by Margaret Wild, 3:30 p.m., Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca. Free. Call (800) 843-2473.

Book signing by “No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement” author Susan Goodier, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse. Free and open to the public. Visit cnyhistory.org or call (315) 428-1864.

Food & Wine Expo, 6 to 9 p.m., Canandaigua Inn on the Lake, 770 S. Main St., Canandaigua. Dozens of local beers, wines, food and ingredients, with tastings, music and silent and live auctions. Tickets $40 each, $75 per couple. Visit downtowncanandaigua.com.

“Don’t Blame Anyone” solo performance, 6:30 p.m., Point of Contact Gallery, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. Milton Loayza will tell the story of a man’s attempts to maintain his sense of reality, a process that takes him deeper into the unreal. Based on Julio Cortazar’s short stories. Free and open to the public. Visit th3syracuse.com.

CNY Sensory Processing Disorder Parents meeting, 7 p.m., Beacon Baptist Church, Route 31, Clay. Topic: Helping you and your child cope with the holiday season. Email cnyspdparents@gmail.com.

Music

Local

Joe Henson, 8 p.m., Parker’s Grille & Tap House, 129 Genesee St., Auburn. No cover. Call (315) 252-6884.

Shannon Rae and Marty Lee Flynn, 8 p.m., Parker’s Grille & Tap House, 86 Fall St., Seneca Falls. No cover. Call (315) 712-4152.

Regional

Jimmy Cox, 7 p.m., bc restaurant, 247 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. No cover. Call (315) 701-0636.

Long Time Courting, 7 p.m., Canaan Institute, Brooktondale. Tickets $15. To RSVP, and for directions, email mike@cinst.org. Visit cinst.org.

Good Rockin’ Live, 7 p.m., Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 3450 Winton Place, Rochester. Tickets $23-$33. Call (585) 325-4370.

Grit N Grace, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Tin Rooster, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona.

Theater

Local

“Endurance,” 7:30 p.m., Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall, Wells College, Main Street, Aurora. Presented by the Split Knuckle Theatre Company. Free and open to the public. Visit wells.edu.

FRIDAY, NOV. 22

Special events

Local

20th annual Holiday Shopping Spree, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Sample wineries and take home a souvenir wine glass, grapevine wreath and cookie cutter ornament. Cost $40 singles, $60 couples. For more information about participating wineries, visit cayugawinetrail.com.

Home School Nature Series: Citizen Science Project FeederWatch, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 Route 89, Savannah. Children 5 to 12 can identify and count birds that visit feeders, then submit their observations to help scientists. Cost $7 per child. Call (315) 365-3588.

Open Studio Potters Night, 6 to 9 p.m., Fingerlakes Art Cooperative, 101 Genesee St., Auburn. Potter Bill Richards leads a workshop for new or experienced potters. Cost $15 per week plus $10 per month for materials. Registration recommended. Call (315) 805-0004 or email muebill123@gmail.com.

Country Western dance lessons, 7 p.m., Throop Firehouse, Beech Tree Road, Throop. Singles and couples dances. Donation $4. Call (315) 253-8600.

Regional

Wreathmaking Workshop, 6 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Cost $15 per person; preregistration required. Call (315) 638-2519.

Jenni-Lyn Watson Memorial Fundraiser, 8 p.m., Meghan MacMurphy’s, 7990 Oswego Road, Liverpool. Music by Magical Mystery Tour and Paul Davie. Admission $5. Call (315) 546-2500.

Film

Local

“Trail of Tears” Parts 3 and 4, noon, Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Seneca Falls. Free. Call (315) 568-0024.

“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” 1 and 8 p.m., Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Tickets $5 advance, $6 at the door. Call (315) 253-6669 or visit auburnpublictheater.org.

Regional

“@home,” 7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., Syracuse. A feature-length documentary presented by the Rescue Mission to raise awareness of homelessness in America. Invisible People creator Mark Horvath will introduce the film and answer questions with Rescue Mission CEO Alan Thornton. Free admission. Visit rmlifechanging.org.

Music

Local

Iroquois Blues, 6 to 8 p.m., Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius. No cover. Call (315) 255-1188.

The Starlight Band, 7 to 10 p.m., Suzy’s Tavern, 6 Lexington Ave., Auburn. No cover. Call (315) 252-7899.

David Wilcox with John Dean, 7 p.m., Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Tickets $18-$20. Call (315) 253-6669 or visit auburnpublictheater.org.

The Ron Spencer Band, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Big Kahuna’s, 17 Columbus St., Auburn. No cover. Call (315) 253-6868.

The Sarah Horner Band, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Ukrainian National Club, 125 Washington St., Auburn. Cover $2. Call (315) 253-5997.

Regional

Journey West, 8 p.m., Carriage House Hayloft, 305 Stewart Ave., Ithaca. Tickets $15. Visit crossingborderslive.org.

Good Rockin’ Live, 8 p.m., Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 3450 Winton Place, Rochester. Tickets $23-$33. Call (585) 325-4370.

Theater

Regional

“A Christmas Carol,” 7 p.m., Brown Auditorium, SUNY Cortland, Cortland. Tickets $8-$18. Visit cortland.edu.

“‘Night, Mother,” 8 p.m., The Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse. Tickets $10. Call (315) 362-2785 or visit theredhouse.org.

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

Special events

Local

St. Matthew’s Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 14 Church St., Moravia. Luncheon, tours, a bazaar, baked goods. Tour features carvings and sculptures by Oberammergau alum Hans Meyer. Lunches $3-$6.

Holiday Crafts, Gifts and Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 4264 Jordan Road, Mottville. Handmade knitted and crocheted mittens, sweaters and blankets, Christmas stockings and wreaths, jewelry and more. Chili available for lunch.

20th annual Holiday Shopping Spree, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Sample wineries and take home a souvenir wine glass, grapevine wreath and cookie cutter ornament. Cost $40 singles, $60 couples. For more information about participating wineries, visit cayugawinetrail.com.

Holiday Dessert Festival and Sweets Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dickman Farms Greenhouses and Garden Center, 13 Archie St., Auburn. Fresh pastries, pies, cookies, desserts and more, with live music by Julie Howard and friends beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets $5. Visit flspcaofcny.org.

Tom Weaver Jr. Children’s Benefit, 1 to 5 p.m., Auburn Correctional Facility Recreation Center, Franklin Street Road, Sennett. Raffles, live music and more. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children 2 to 10. Ticket price includes pasta dinner. Supports Tom’s children: Tommie III, Joey and Sophia. Call (315) 374-6308.

Brick House Players auditions, 2 to 5 p.m., Absolute Dance, 41 Wall St., Auburn. Auditions for “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?”

Regional

Wreathmaking Workshop, 1 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Cost $15 per person; preregistration required. Call (315) 638-2519.

Weekend Walks: Talking Turkey, 2 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission $3 per vehicle. Call (315) 638-2519.

Sciencenter Showtime! Bird Migration, 2 p.m., Sciencenter, 601 1st St., Ithaca. Learn how and why birds migrate. Admission $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children 3 to 17, and free for members and children 2 and younger. Call (607) 272-0600.

“Art Gone Wild!” auction, 6 p.m., Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Admission $5 adults, free for children younger than 6; supports the zoo’s American Association of Zoo Keepers chapter. Call (315) 435-8511 or visit rosamondgiffordzoo.org.

Film

Local

“Trail of Tears” Parts 3 and 4, noon, Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Seneca Falls. Free. Call (315) 568-0024.

“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” 8 p.m., Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Tickets $5 advance, $6 at the door. Call (315) 253-6669 or visit auburnpublictheater.org.

Food

Local

Thanksgiving Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., St. Patrick’s Church, 28 N. Jordan St., Jordan. Cakes, breads, cookies, muffins and more.

Music

Local

James Robinson: “5 to Life,” 6 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 56 Prospect St., Auburn.

The Blue Lights, 7 to 10 p.m., Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Road, Cayuga. No cover. Call (315) 889-5185.

Just a Peace, Pool of Thorns, Setiva, Death Machine and Elevator Death Squad, 7:30 p.m., Suzy’s Tavern, 6 Lexington Ave., Auburn. No cover. Call (315) 252-7899.

Blowin’ Jazz Session with Danny D’Imperio and the Upstate Burners, 8 p.m., Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Tickets $9-$10. Call (315) 253-6669 or visit auburnpublictheater.org.

Finn, Bristol and Kearns, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., LakeHouse Pub, 6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Classic rock. No cover. Call (315) 554-8194.

Regional

Good Rockin’ Live, 4 and 8 p.m., Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 3450 Winton Place, Rochester. Tickets $23-$33. Call (585) 325-4370.

Theater

Regional

“A Christmas Carol,” 2 and 7 p.m., Brown Auditorium, SUNY Cortland, Cortland. Tickets $8-$18. Visit cortland.edu.

“‘Night, Mother,” 8 p.m., The Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse. Tickets $10. Call (315) 362-2785 or visit theredhouse.org.

SUNDAY, NOV. 24

Special events

Local

20th annual Holiday Shopping Spree, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Sample wineries and take home a souvenir wine glass, grapevine wreath and cookie cutter ornament. Cost $40 singles, $60 couples. For more information about participating wineries, visit cayugawinetrail.com.

Pet photos with Santa, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dickman Farms Greenhouses and Garden Center, 13 Archie St., Auburn. Cost $10. Visit flspcaofcny.org.

Trunk Show with Vanessa Johnson, 2 p.m., Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Cost $6 general admission, free for center members and exhibiting quilters. Call (315) 255-1553 or visit myartcenter.org.

Brick House Players auditions, 2 to 5 p.m., Absolute Dance, 41 Wall St., Auburn. Auditions for “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?”

Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church Hall, 90 Melrose Road, Owasco. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Accessible to people with disabilities. Call (315) 252-7271 ext. 203.

Regional

Weekend Walks: Talking Turkey, 2 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission $3 per vehicle. Call (315) 638-2519.

Chemsations! 2 p.m., Sciencenter, 601 1st St., Ithaca. Local high school students demonstrate a variety of chemistry reactions. Admission $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children 3 to 17, and free for members and children 2 and younger. Call (607) 272-0600.

Dana at the Dino fundraiser for the New York State Blues Festival, 6 p.m., Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St., Syracuse. Music by Dana Fuchs and Colin Aberdeen, with a 50/50 raffle. Visit nysbluesfest.com or call (315) 439-8223.

“It’s Always Okay to Be Me” book talk and Q&A with Danielle Marie Bergan, 7 p.m., The Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse. Tickets $10. Call (315) 362-2785 or visit theredhouse.org.

Food

Local

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, Port Byron Fire Department, 52 Utica St., Port Byron. Cost $6 adults, $5 seniors and children 5 to 12, free for children younger than 5 and $20 for families of four.

Sons of the American Legion pancake breakfast, 8 to 11:30 a.m., SK Post, 168 State St., Auburn. Cost $6.50 adults, $6 seniors, free for children 5 and younger. Call (315) 252-5016.

Thanksgiving Bake Sale, 8 and 10 a.m., St. Patrick’s Church, 28 N. Jordan St., Jordan. Cakes, breads, cookies, muffins and more.

Regional

Ham and Turkey Raffle, 1 to 5 p.m., Marcellus Fire Hall, Route 175, Marcellus. Includes shrimp and ribs, and a hot buffet with beverages. Cost $10 adults, $7 seniors. Supports Martisco Lions Club projects.

Music

Local

Sunday Music Series: Mike Powell, 4 p.m., Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Tickets $9-$10. Call (315) 253-6669 or visit auburnpublictheater.org.

Dave Hawthorne, 6 to 9 p.m., Ukrainian National Club, 125 Washington St., Auburn. Cover $2. Call (315) 253-5997.

The Harvesters, 6 p.m., Boyle Center, 149 Genesee St., Auburn. Free and open to the public.

Regional

Good Rockin’ Live, 3 p.m., Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 3450 Winton Place, Rochester. Tickets $23-$33. Call (585) 325-4370.

Quick Change Band, 5 to 9 p.m., Frank’s Moondance Tavern, 2512 Route 20, Marcellus. No cover. Call (315) 673-1135.

Bound for Glory: Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton, 8 to 11 p.m., Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca. Free; refreshments available. Call (607) 844-4535.

Theater

Regional

“‘Night, Mother,” 2 p.m., The Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse. Tickets $10. Call (315) 362-2785 or visit theredhouse.org.

“A Christmas Carol,” 2 and 7 p.m., Brown Auditorium, SUNY Cortland, Cortland. Tickets $8-$18. Visit cortland.edu.

MONDAY, NOV. 25

Special events

Local

Bingo, 7 p.m., Schrader Hall, St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn. Call (315) 252-9545.

Cayuga County Historian Linda Frank presents “The Forgotten Abolitionists: Political Antislavery in New York State,” 7 p.m., Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. Free; no registration needed. Call (315) 252-2571.

TUESDAY, NOV. 26

Special events

Local

Story Hour, 9:30 a.m., Hazard Library, 2487 Route 34B, Poplar Ridge. Free; no preregistration required. Call (315) 364-7975.

Job Hunting Employment Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn. Free. Call (315) 253- 3331.

Preschool story hour, 10 a.m., Lang Memorial Library, 2577 E. Main St., Cato. Free. Call (315) 626-2101.

Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Storytime, 11:30 a.m., Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. Free; no registration needed. Call (315) 252-2571.

Open mic night, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Admission $2. Call (315) 253-6669.

Harold Witter presents “How to Get Started on a Genealogy Project,” 7:30 p.m., The Creamery, 28 Hannum St., Skaneateles. Learn about reference sources other than the usual online ones. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Call (315) 685-1360.

DJ Trivia with Ken Paradise, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Auburn Ale House, 288 W. Genesee St., Auburn. No cover. Call (315) 252-2337.

Regional

Tactile Time: “Sky Tree” by Candace Christiansen, 10:30 a.m., Sciencenter, 601 1st St., Ithaca. Admission $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children 3 to 17, and free for members and children 2 and younger. Call (607) 272-0600.

Wreathmaking Workshop, 6 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Cost $15 per person; preregistration required. Call (315) 638-2519.

Music

Local

Thanksgiving concert with The Harvesters, 7 p.m., Meridian Baptist Church, Route 370, Meridian. Refreshments will be served. Free. Call (315) 626-6519.

Karaoke with DJ Barry Brown, 8 p.m., Harley’s, State Street, Auburn.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27

Special events

Local

Toddler Time, 11 a.m., Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. Free; no registration needed. Call (315) 252-2571.

St. Alphonsus bingo, 7 p.m., school building, St. Alphonsus Parish Center, 89 E. Genesee St., Auburn. More than $2,000 in prizes, plus bonus ball games.

History Book Club meeting, 7 p.m., Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Topic: “Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution” by Nathaniel Philbrick. Free and open to the public. Call (315) 253-8051.

Food

Local

Supper Special, 5 p.m., VFW Post 1975, 44 E. Genesee St., Auburn. Cost $6; takeout available. Call (315) 253-5890.

Music

Local

Motley Crouton reunion and Thanksgiving Party, 7 p.m., Suzy’s Tavern, 6 Lexington Ave., Auburn. No cover. Call (315) 252-7899.

DJ Bob, 7 to midnight, Auburn Ale House, 288 W. Genesee St., Auburn. Ladies night. No cover. Call (315) 252-2337.

Sixth annual Thanksgiving show with Dusty Pas’cal and Loren Barrigar, 7:30 p.m., Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Tickets $12 public, $10.80 members. Call (315) 253-6669 or visit auburnpublictheater.org.

Stevie Tombstone, 8 to 11 p.m., Oak & Vine at Springside, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming. No cover. Call (315) 252-8463.

Jamie Notarthomas, 8 p.m., Parker’s Grille & Tap House, 86 Fall St., Seneca Falls. No cover. Call (315) 712-4152.

Regional

Rhythm Method, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Frank’s Moondance Tavern, 2512 Route 20, Marcellus. No cover. Call (315) 673-1135.

THURSDAY, NOV. 28

Happy Thanksgiving!

Music

Regional

Jimmy Cox, 7 p.m., bc restaurant, 247 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. No cover. Call (315) 701-0636.

FRIDAY, NOV. 29

Special events

Local

Black Friday at Fingerlakes Mall, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m., 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius. Blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jeff the Magic Man from 10 a.m. to noon and live music with the Collage from noon to 2 p.m. Call (315) 255-1188.

World’s Smallest Christmas Parade kicks off the 20th edition of Dickens Christmas, 12:10 p.m., downtown Skaneateles. Music, horse-drawn carriage rides, scenes from “A Christmas Carol” and more. Dickens Christmas continues from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 22. Visit skaneateles.com or call (315) 685-0552.

Open Studio Potters Night, 6 to 9 p.m., Fingerlakes Art Cooperative, 101 Genesee St., Auburn. Potter Bill Richards leads a workshop for new or experienced potters. Cost $15 per week plus $10 per month for materials. Registration recommended. Call (315) 805-0004 or email muebill123@gmail.com.

Country Western dance lessons, 7 p.m., Throop Firehouse, Beech Tree Road, Throop. Singles and couples dances. Donation $4. Call (315) 253-8600.

Film

Local

“Independence,” noon, Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Seneca Falls. Free. Call (315) 568-0024.

Music

Local

Final Friday at the Mack: Silver Queen Casket Co. and Cast of Thousands, 6 to 10 p.m., Theater Mack, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Cover $5; includes cash bar with beer and wine.

Joe Whiting and Terry Quill, 8:30 p.m., BeauVine Chophouse at the Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State St., Auburn. No cover. Call (315) 515-3162.

Brass Inc., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Ukrainian National Club, 125 Washington St., Auburn. Cover $2. Call (315) 253-5997.

SATURDAY, NOV. 30

Special events

Local

Dickens Christmas, noon to 4 p.m., downtown Skaneateles. Music, horse-drawn carriage rides, scenes from “A Christmas Carol” and more. Visit skaneateles.com or call (315) 685-0552.

Storytime with the Sewards, 1 p.m., Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. Educator John Kingsley will present a series of story-themed activities focusing on animals and pets. Children and their learning partner can then write their own story based on the Seward family. Appropriate for ages 6 and older. Free; space limited. Call (315) 252-1283.

Elmo and the Cookie Monster, 1 to 2 p.m., Center Court, Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius. Call (315) 255-1188.

Family Fun Day, 3 to 5:30 p.m., Exchange Street Plaza and Genesee Center, Genesee Street, Auburn. Horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, free child photo IDs, holiday pirate stories with Capt. Jack, music by DJ Jane Stebbins, a ballet school performance from Believer’s Chapel, samples from osteria Salina and more. Free admission. Call (315) 252-7874.

Holiday Parade, 6 p.m., Genesee Street, Auburn. Free chili samples from Daut’s Restaurant and floats, music and performances from about 50 businesses and community organizations. Free and open to the public. Call (315) 252-7874.

Owl Prowl, 7 p.m., Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Road, Sterling. Discover how owls rule the night by exploring adaptations, hunting skills, where they roost and how to identify their calls. Discussion followed by night hike. Free and open to the public. Call (315) 947-6143.

Regional

“A Dollhouse Holiday” opens, 1 to 5 p.m., Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave., Cortland. Exhibit open through Jan. 4. Admission fee. Call (607) 756-6071.

Sciencenter Showtime! Nocturnal Mammals, 2 p.m., Sciencenter, 601 1st St., Ithaca. Explore the nightlife of nocturnal mammals. Admission $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children 3 to 17, and free for members and children 2 and younger. Call (607) 272-0600.

The Magical John Family Matinee, 4 p.m., FunnyBone Comedy Club, Destiny USA, Hiawatha Boulevard, Syracuse. Cost $7 in advance, $8 at the door. Visit syracusefunnybone.com or call (315) 423-8669.

Film

Local

“Independence,” noon, Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Seneca Falls. Free. Call (315) 568-0024.

Music

Local

The Carolyn Kelly Blues Band, 7 to 10 p.m., Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Road, Cayuga. No cover. Call (315) 889-5185.

Caustic Method with special guests, Suzy’s Tavern, 6 Lexington Ave., Auburn. No cover. Call (315) 252-7899.

The Honky Tonk Hindooz, 9 p.m., O’Toole’s, 113 Osborne St., Auburn. No cover. Call (315) 255-3103.

Hendry, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., LakeHouse Pub, 6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Alternative rock. No cover. Call (315) 554-8194.

Regional

Moya Brennan, 8 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Tickets $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 students 18 and older with ID, free for children younger than 18. Visit center4art.org.

Grit N Grace, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., VFW, 2000 Le Moyne Ave., Syracuse. Country music.

Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 @ 9:32 am by Nakeia Endres
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When photographs meant something: Meet Cayuga

County’s most prominent early photographers

If you go

WHAT: “Faces of Cayuga County”

WHEN: Open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; exhibit continues through Dec. 29

WHERE: Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn

COST: Suggested admission $3

INFO: Call (315) 253-8051 or visit cayugamuseum.org

AUBURN | Kirsten Wise, curator at the Cayuga Museum, said tangible photographs have their advantages, even in our digital age.

Just what those advantages are, she said, can be learned of first-hand at the museum’s latest exhibit: “Faces of Cayuga County,” a display of hundreds of photographs of, or by, county individuals.

The exhibit opened Nov. 1 and will continue through Dec. 31.

Some of these photographed individuals are more well-known, such as Auburn painter George Clough.

Others are currently “unknown,” as per the museum’s descriptions of some of the photographs.

Either way, Wise said the photos give a glimpse into the county’s past from the photo itself, or the photographer behind the lens.

“I think that there’s something that’s really great about having a tangible photograph,” she said. “It feels like actually having a piece of history in its physical form more than its digital copy.”

Four photographers, each of whom were based in Auburn at various points in their lives, were chosen by the museum to be featured in the exhibit: H. Seymour Squyer, Joseph French, William H. Ernsberger and Emil J. Kraemer.

H. Seymour Squyer

Wise said Squyer must have been one of the more popular photographers in the area, due to the number of photographs in the museum’s collection.

She said they have collected hundreds of photographs by Squyer, who was born in Hannibal back in 1848. His ties to Auburn lie with the locale of his photo studio, which he based at 77 Genesee St. in 1870.

Squyer later partnered with another photographer, Fred Wright, and based a studio, for Squyer and Wright, at 130 Genesee St.

“(Partnership) is typical in photography back then,” she said. “For the most part, the core guys that we are featuring worked by themselves for the majority of their careers, but they did work with other people for short periods of time.”

One of the notable figures Squyer photographed in his career was Clough, the Auburn painter well-known for his landscapes and portraits in the 19th century, Wise said.

Squyer also became well-known for using his photography skills in legal disputes, and continued the craft until his death in 1905.

Joseph French

French was an on-again, off-again photographer for about 30 years. When he was not a photographer, the Auburn man was a milliner: a hat manufacturer.

To be a milliner was a complementary trade with photography for sure, Wise said. French also happened to be heavily involved in the community, serving on the state fireman’s committee in 1880 and the Cayuga County board in 1928.

But when he found the time, French took photographs, two of which featured individual shots of children. There are two separate shots presumably, Wise said, from two separate times.

Despite this, the two individual children are posed the same in each for, Wise said, unknown reasons.

French died in 1934, shortly after serving on the Cayuga County board.

William H. Ernsberger

Like Squyer, Ernsberger was also presumably very popular, Wise said, given the number of photographs the museum has from him in its gallery.

The Trumansberg man, born in 1844, moved to Auburn in 1865 and established a prosperous photographic career in Auburn that spanned more than 60 years.

Two of Ernsberger’s photographs actually have roots in the Cayuga Museum’s property. He photographed portraits of two sisters individually — Sarah J. and Anna E. McComb.

The McCombs were mothered by Anna McComb Sr., who, Wise said, lived in the Cayuga Museum as a housekeeper back when it was a house and not a museum. Wise said the property was built in 1836 and used for many years as a home.

Like most of the other photographers, Ernsberger based himself on Genesee Street, operating a studio with his son, Fred, until his death in 1941, according to the museum’s records.

Emil J. Kraemer

Unlike Ernsberg, Kraemer’s career was rather brief in comparison — a little more than 20 years in length.

He’s originally from Dobbs Ferry, and moved to Auburn when he was 9. Kraemer started as a worker for the Auburn Daily Advertiser with photography on the side, but demands for his photographs forced him to quit to focus on camerawork.

Interestingly enough, Wise said, the only photographs of Kraemer’s in the museum’s collection are group shots — such as a shot of railroad workers, or delivery men.

Wise said it’s impossible to identify since the photograph was found in museum collection without notes or paperwork.

“A lot of the other ones that are in the collection are solo shots in a studio setting, but most of the ones we have from him are of groups outside of a studio,” she said.

Kraemer lived and worked on 176 E. Genesee St. until 1925, when he died of a heart attack while driving.

 

Original post found at www. auburnpub.com

Posted: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 @ 4:16 pm by Nakeia Endres
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