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THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS

(For more information call (315) 685-0552 or visit

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Tuesday, February 26

HISTORY: 7:30 PM at The Museum at The Creamery, 28 Hannum St.

Charles Loring Elliott (1812-1868) was one of the most prominent American portrait painters of

the 19th century. His works hang in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery in

Washington, D.C., the Everson Museum in Syracuse – and in the Skaneateles Library, where nine

are on display. Visitors to the library often ask about these portraits. Who are they? Now,

thanks to research by Sally Holbien, these former Skaneateles residents have been identified.

Dannette Davis, librarian at Seymour Library in Auburn, will present a slide show and will share

the stories of these portraits and the artist who painted them.

Wednesday, February 27

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

$1.00 per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, February 27

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St.

Auburn. (315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, February 27

MUSIC: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside

Inn

, 6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM –

10:00 PM; (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 28, Mar. 1, 2, 3 Skaneateles HS Drama Club

presents, Beauty and the Beast. 2/28 & 3/1 @ 7:30 PM; 3/2 @ 2 PM & 7:30 PM; 3/3 @ 2 PM.

For tickets & reservations call: (315) 291-2296.

Thursday, February 28

SPA EVENT: Showcasing Zents Products. 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Spa

Mirbeau’s Boutique.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa 851 W. Genesee St. Wine & H’orderves, free hand &

arm treatments, free gift with minimum purchase of 2 Zents products. RSVP by calling Mirbeau

at (315) 685-5006.

Thursday, February 28

WOMEN TIES EVENT: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, “Using Traditional Public

Relations to Gain Exceptional Corporate Exposure” Organized by

Women TIES, at The

Maplewood Inn, 7

th North St., Liverpool. Cost $30.00 (includes strategic networking, sales,

programs, lunch & promotion). For reservations, contact

www.womenties.com

Thursday, February 28

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside

Books & Coffee

35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.

SKANEATELES SKINNY

SKANEATELES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEKLY UPDATE

February 26, 2013

Friday, March 1

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Tom Wanamaker, at Creekside Books & Coffee,

35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday, March 1

FIRST FRIDAY: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Join Snake Oil Glassworks for their First

Friday Glassblowing Event. As green seems to be the color of March, we will be making their own

special absinthe glasses and the green fairy will be in attendance. Questions, (315) 685-5091

www.snakeoilglassworks.com

.

Friday, March 1

EVENT: 9:30 AM Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center will host a

Community Connection event. The 1

st guest in the series will be Father Peter Major. Fr. Major

will speak sharing his stories and experiences of his years as a missionary from 1968-2012. For

more information contact the YMCA at (315) 685-2266.

Saturday, March 2

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 Greg Hoover & Friends at Creekside Books &

Coffee

, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com

Tuesday, March 5

FUNDRAISER: 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Creative Conversation with Patience

Brewster moderated by Laura Austin at The Loft, 42 Genesee St. If you have ever wanted to

learn more about how a successful artist keeps her business & her creative edge strong, you will

want to join

SKARTS for this program. Cost: $25.00 includes hors d’oeuvres and a drink ticket.

Wine or beer with cash bar.

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 5 & 6

FUNDRAISING: Skaneateles Education Foundation

presents Dining for Education. Lunch served 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Hilltop Restaurant or

Skaneateles Bakery; Dinner served 5:00 – 9:00 PM choose from Bambino’s Bistro, Red Rooster

Pub, Joe’s Pasta Garage, Sherwood Inn, LakeHouse Pub, Valentine’s Pizza & Deli, Moro’s Table or

Vernak Farms Country Store. Dine In or Take out and 15% of your bill will be donated to the

Education Foundation. Visit Skanedfoundation.org for more information.

Wednesday, March 6

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. $1.00

per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, March 6

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St. Auburn.

(315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, March 6

MUSIC: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside Inn,

6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM – 10:00

PM; (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, March 7

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside Books

& Coffee

35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.

Thursday, March 7

SKYLO EVENT: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Wine Tasting at Anyela’s Vineyards,

2433 W. Lake Rd. Join the Skaneateles Young Leaders Organization (SKYLO) and their “vision of

having an energized young community that is continually striving to make Skaneateles an

accessible and vibrant place to live.” This is a free event but donations to get this new

organization off the ground are appreciated! For more information call Glenna Price at (315)

657-5876.

Friday, March 8

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Two Feet Short at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday & Saturday, March 8 & 9

MOVIE: Damsels In Distress 3/8 @ 1 & 8 PM; 3/9 @ 8 PM.

Auburn Public Theater

, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Tickets: $5.00 online;

$6 at the door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org

Saturday, March 9

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM The Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Trio at Creekside

Books & Coffee

, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

Saturday, March 9

COMEDY: 8:00 PM. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St, Downtown

Auburn. “Get your laugh on with a night full of comedy and music with Paul Venier”. Tickets:

$12 General Admission; $8 Students.

www.auburnpublictheater.org or (315) 253-6669.

Sunday, March 10

FUNDRAISING: 1:00 PM St. Baldrick’s headshaving event at St. James

Church

, 96 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-7600.

Sunday, March 10

SEMINAR: 3:00 – 4:00 PM Join Finger Lakes Realty Partners at the

Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. for a free educational seminar on “Selling Strategies”. Critical

time & Money saving strategies will be presented on selling a new home. Space is limited, call to

reserve your seat. (315) 685-9755 or email,

Lisa.McGlynn@flrpartners.com

Monday, March 11

SPEAKER SERIES: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. The Lodge at Welch Allyn, 4355

State St. Rd. The Professional Services Committee of the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce

continues with its speakers for 2013. A talk by Cathy Dove, Vice President Cornell Tech. Cathy is

responsible for all administrative and operational aspects of Cornell NYC Tech, as well as

planning for, and construction of the new campus. This unprecedented venture devoted to

entrepreneurialism will impact all New Yorkers. Learn what it could mean for your business.

Cost: $20/Chamber Members; $25/Non-Chamber members. Please RSVP 685-0552 or

csearing@skaneateles.com

by Monday, March 4. Payment requested at time of registration, or

pay online at:

www.skaneateles.com/gift-shop/category/22-chamber-events.

Wednesday, March 13

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. $1.00

per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, March 13

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St. Auburn.

(315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, March 13

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside Inn,

6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM – 10:00

PM; Traditional Springside Sunday Brunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Closed Sunday for Dinner Oct -

April. (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, March 14

MONTHLY MEETING: Noon Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce monthly

meeting at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 841 E. Genesee St. “featuring real estate, tax and school

professionals. Conversation will be geared toward how can we encourage people to look at

Skaneateles as a great place to live. The more people that live here, the more business there is

for everyone.” Cost for a three course lunch is $25.00 per person & feature beef short ribs.

Vegetarian requests available. Reservations are mandatory. Call the Chamber at 685-0552 or

email

csearing@skaneateles.com

Thursday, March 14

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside

Books & Coffee

35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.

Friday, March 15

MUSIC: 7:30 PM Sloppy Joes at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16

MOVIE: Where do we go now? 3/15 @ 1 & 8 PM; 3/16 @

8 PM.

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Tickets: $5.00

online; $6 at the door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 15, 16, & 17

SHAMROCK SHOOTOUT: The first annual

over 30 Men’s Hockey tournament at the W.G. Allyn Ice Arena. Eight team

Saturday, March 16

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM The Mere Mortals at Creekside Books &

Coffee

, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

Saturday, March 16

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION: Noon – 3:00 PM. Gallery 54 presents Claudia

Loomis Chandler demonstrating Hand Weaving Straw Hats. Claudia is an award winning weaver

and will be sharing her techniques for hand weaving with Madagascar raffia. Gallery 54

specializes in fine art and craft by Central New York artists and is located at 54 E.Genesee St.

Skaneateles. 685-5470 www.gallery54cny.com March hours are Sun- Fri 11-5 and Sat 10-5.

Sunday, March 17

MUSIC: 4:00 PM . The MasterWorks Chorale of CNY is looking forward to

presenting Mozart’s classic work – ”Requiem in D minor” – in the sonic splendor of St. Mary’s

Catholic Church, Auburn. Members of Symphony Syracuse will be accompanying the choir with

professional soloists, including Janet Brown, Daniel Kringer, Stephen Stomps and Jennifer

DeStio. Paired with this work will be one of Handel’s “Chandos” Anthems, based on Psalm 42.

To complete the program, the choir will sing 2 short but exquisite settings of Ave Verum Corpus

– by Mozart and by William Byrd. The MasterWorks Chamber Singers will also debut in a

performance of Giovanni da Palestrina’s quintessential Renaissance work – “Sicut Cervus”.

Tickets: $12 general admission, $10 seniors, $30 for a family and children under 12 are free. For

any questions contact Indigo Productions at (315) 657-1235.

Thursday, March 18

SEMINAR: 3:00 – 4:00 PM Join Finger Lakes Realty Partners at the

Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. for a free educational seminar on “Buying Strategies”. Critical

time & Money saving strategies will be presented on purchasing a new home. Space is limited,

call to reserve your seat. (315) 685-9755 or email,

Lisa.McGlynn@flrpartners.com

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Gallery 54

features our Annual Spring Sale during the month of March. Here is how it works: Our artists

bring in pieces that have minor imperfections or are discontinued product lines and sell them at marked

down prices. This is an opportunity to acquire unique treasures at very affordable prices. Stop in for this

special sale of locally created fine art and craft at Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St, Skaneateles. Open

Sunday – Friday 11-5 and Saturday 10-5 www.gallery54cny.com

On February, 27

Valentine’s Pizza & Deli will celebrate 25 years of business. Congratulations Pat,

Kathy, and family! Stop in on Wednesday and wish Pat a Happy Anniversary!

The

Sherwood Inn will be closed for some minor repairs and deep cleaning on March 11, 12, 13 & 14

and reopening at 11:30 AM on Friday, March 15. Questions, (315) 685-3405.

Hilton Garden Inn

: Meeting Promotion for Feb and March. Looking for space to hold your next social

event, meeting, or training session? Book any event (that includes food and beverage) with us for the

month of February or March and receive free room rental and setup! We can accommodate groups from

10-200 people! With several different options to choose from, just give Sara a call, (315) 252-5511 or

email, sara.cowhig@hilton.com for more info.

Lockwood Lavender Farm

is calling all artists to submit “LAVENDER” themed artwork for the 6th Annual

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival official poster. The poster contest is open to artists within the Finger Lakes

and Central New York Region. Artwork should focus on lavender to represent this annual event on its

posters, postcards, website and t-shirt and press releases. The application, rules and requirements will be

on our website: www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com or call Lockwood Lavender Farm (315)

685-5369. This year’s deadline for submission is April 5, 2013. Winning poster will be announced by April

8, 2013.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center

, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus

Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed on Sundays.

The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Visit their website for more

information at

www.baltimorewoods.org (315) 673-1350. March programs 3/9 Maple Sugaring Workshop

for the DIY Sugarer; 3/10 Art Reception; 3/15 Star Party: Comet Panstarrs; 3/16 All About Bluebirds;

3/17 Community Green Breakfast at Marcellus HS; 3/21 31

st Amphibian Alert; 3/30 Springtime Yoga for

Children.

SALES:

The 2013 edition of the CNY Boat Show has come to an end, but at

The Sailboat Shop we’re going to

keep things going through the end of the month! We had a lot of fun at the show introducing new product

lines, Torqeedo and Shore Side Docks and we’re hanging on to all of our boat show pricing! This includes a

10% option credit on all new Com-Pac Yachts! Here at The Sailboat Shop we have even more Com-Pac’s

to look at than we had at the show. Featuring the 23 Pilot House, the Com-Pac original 23 as well as the

Eclipse, Sun Cat, Picnic Cat and Legacy! This is the best time of year for ordering any new Com-Pac to

ensure that it will be customized and built just to your liking and ready for sailing this spring! Give us a

call here at the shop, 685-7558 or stop at 1322 E. Genesee St. Rd (RT 20) to see some of the great new

products we have and start getting ready for another exciting sailing season.

Join us in the budding village of constant dawn as we greet spring with open arms, and shake off the

stresses of winter with a spur-of-the-moment getaway at the

Inns of Aurora. Treat yourself to a spring

stay special: a one-night weekday stay (Sunday-Thursday), a $50.00 credit to be used at either the Fargo

Bar & Grill or the Aurora Inn Dining Room, and a locally crafted welcome amenity, all for only $160 plus

tax. Book this special for a stay between now and April 30, but reservations must be made by March 1,

2013.

*Dates excluded from our spring special include February 14, March 5, March 12, April 2, and April 9.

Please note that the Aurora Inn Dining Room is open Wednesday-Sunday evenings; the Fargo Bar and

Grill is open every evening.

Buy one entrée, get one free at the

Sherwood Inn now through February 28, 2013. Good on one lunch

or dinner entrée dine in. Sunday – Thursday. Restrictions do apply visit

www.thesherwoodinn.com (315)

685-3405.

Sherwood Bucks available. $10.00 off any order of $50.00 or more. Redeem your

Sherwood Inn bucks

toward any lunch or dinner order of $50.00 or more in the dining room or Tavern. Sunday – Thursday,

now through February, 2013 other restrictions do apply visit

www.thesherwoodinn.com (315) 685-0552

Wednesday Night’s this Winter

The Sherwood Inn’s $18.07 Price Fix Menu offers 3 courses at one great

price ($18.07 plus tax and gratuity.) Restrictions apply. Visit

www.thesherwoodinn.com or call (315) 685-

3405.

Did you know that HOT DEALS on

Skaneateles.com are a great way to run a last minute special for your

business! For only $5.00 per week, it is easy to post a special on our website, skaneateles.com. For more

information you can contact the Chamber at 685-0552 or log into you business listing and click on HOT

DEAL.

Winter White Sale at

the Inns of Aurora Offers reduced room rates to overnight guests on new

reservations through April 30, 2013: $130 for a Monday or Tuesday night stay; $150 for a Wednesday,

Thursday, or Sunday night stay; and $190 for a Friday or Saturday night stay. Prices are based on two

person occupancy and do not include tax. The

Inns of Aurora are located at 391 Main Street, Aurora. For

more details, or to make a reservation, call (315) 364-8888.

$5.00 SUSHI all day every Tuesday at

Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Taco Tuesday at

The Garage located at 28 Jordan Street. Choice of three different tacos (beef, turkey or

fish). Festive music & decorations in a fun friendly family atmosphere. All meats are local hormone free.

Also serving Margaritas and Mojito! (315) 685-6116. Available for Lunch or Dinner. Dine in or take out

available.

www.joespastagarage.com

$3.00 Burgers all day every Thursday at

Johnny Angels, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.

COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR LEASE/RENT/SALE:

Mixed Use (Retail, Office, Residential Condos) property available. Available Sq Ft – Office or Retail Space

#1- 880 Sq Ft $1250.00/month; located

at The Old Stone Mill, 3 Fennell St. This strategically located,

Class A office building in a fundamentally strong office market. Tenants include Morgan Stanley Smith

Barney, Nixon Peabody LLP and The Skaneateles Artisans. For further information on this property please

contact J. Nicholas Slottje at (617) 939-6609.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The

Skaneateles Historical Society is looking for a new volunteer webmaster for their website. If you

have these talents, and are interested, call Laurie Winship at (315) 685-1360 for more details.

REOCCURING EVENTS:

John D. Barrow Art Gallery

is now open Thursday & Friday 11 AM – 4 PM or by appointment. Private

tours are available by appointment. Call (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at

www.barrowgallery.org.

Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery

is open on Friday only now through April

from 1-4 pm, or by appointment. Looking for a gift? Visit the Creamery Gift Shop, featuring many

historical and Skaneateles themed items, 28 Hannum St. (315) 685-1360. Online, visit

www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org

.

March 4 – April 26

Paintings by Karen Burns & photography by David LoParco depicting local landscape

will be on display in the Art Gallery at

Baltimore Woods. The exhibit and reception are open to the public

with no admission or parking fee. Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm,

closed Sundays. Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108.

Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays. The hiking trails

and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. The hiking trails and parking are free and

open every day from dawn to dusk.

Every Tuesday

Preschool Story Time at the Skaneateles Library 10:30 AM. Perfect for children ages 3

to 5 years. No registration necessary.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are

available to answer plant and garden questions on the Horticulture Hotline. The volunteers will research

and make management recommendations using current research based information. Hotline hours are

Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1-4 PM, at (315)424-9485 or anytime by email at onondaga@cornell.edu.

Good quality pictures of the symptoms will help the volunteers identify the plant species and the pest.

Email responses will be answered during Hotline hours. Visit us online at

http://www.extendonondaga.org/

.

First Wednesday of the month

Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support Group on

the 1st Wed. of each month at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Caregivers are

welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at the same time for a reprieve

during the meeting. (315) 685-5170

Every Wednesday & Thursday

Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located in Willard Chapel,17 Nelson

St., room #7. Wednesdays – Open Noon – 4 PM; Thursdays – Open 10 AM – 2 PM. The shop also accepts

donations during these hours. Acceptable donations include: small items of furniture, gently used,

seasonal women’s, men’s and children’s brand name clothing, home décor, antiques and collectibles. For

more information about the Hospice Thrift Shop or any questions about the work of Hospice, please call

the Hospice office at (315) 255-2733.

Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

entertainment at Lake House Pub. (315) 554-9194 or

www.lakehousepub.com

for music schedule. Daily hours Noon – 2 AM.

Every Thursday

Toddler Story Time, at the Skaneateles Library 11:00 AM. Perfect for kids ages 18 months

to 3 years. No registration necessary.

Every Friday & Saturday

Thomas Barr (acoustic guitar) 9 PM – Midnight at the Blue Water Grill, 11 W.

Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Every Saturday

9:00 PM Live entertainment at the Cedar House Bowling Alley bar (315) 685-5117.

Every Sunday

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315)

685-3405.

Candace Searing

Administrative/Staff Specialist

Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

csearing@skaneateles.com

http://www.skaneateles.com

(315) 685-0552

P.O. Box 199

22 Jordan Street

Skaneateles, NY 13152

Posted: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 @ 4:11 pm by Curt
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Marcellus, NY — Baltimore Woods Nature Center announces their March with details listed below.

 

MARCH 2013

March 9th             Maple Sugaring Workshop for the DIY Sugarer, 1-3pm

For the price of a couple pints of maple syrup, learn how to make your own for years to come! During this hands-on workshop, learn tips of the trade from seasoned backyard maple syrup producers and get firsthand experience tapping trees in the Baltimore Woods sugarbush. Included in the price of the workshop is a “Backyard Sugarin’ Start-up Kit” with the taps and tips you need to get started. Registration required before March 7.  Members $25; nonmembers $40.

 

March 10th           Art Reception, 2-4pm

Join us at Baltimore Woods Nature Center for art, conversation and snacks as we welcome Karen Burns and David LoParco as our featured gallery artists from March 4th to April 26th. The quiet and often glowing landscapes found in Karen Burns’ paintings complement the detailed images of plants, fields and bogs captured through David LoParco’s photographs.  Both artists highlight local natural areas. Free admission.

 

March 15th     Star Party: Comet Panstarrs, 7-9pm  Back-up date March 16th

Comet Panstarrs should be visible in the west shortly after sunset. Its brightness is a guess at this time, but it could be quite a stunning sight. Jupiter will be visible, along with the winter skies and some of the brightest examples of nebulae and star clusters. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

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March 16th     All About Bluebirds: Bill Lang Memorial Program, 2-4pm

Meet John Rogers, co-founder of the NYS Bluebird Society, for his beautiful and informative slide show. Includes the life history of the Eastern Bluebird, nest box management, other birds that nest in bluebird boxes, and more. With visually beautiful photographs and sounds, this program is of interest to anyone who appreciates nature. Following the 50-minute slide presentation there is an optional build-your-own bluebird box project. Nest box kits are $8 for members; $12 nonmembers. The slide show is free.

 

March 17th Community Green Breakfast at Marcellus High School, 7:30am – noon

Marcellus Rotary and Baltimore Woods Nature Center are cooking up a Green Breakfast while highlighting the benefits of recycling and composting.  Participants will enjoy entertainment, a silent auction and opportunities to learn more about reduce, reuse and recycle practices. Call Baltimore Woods at (315) 673-1350 for information and tickets.

 

March 21st – 31st Amphibian Alert!

Each spring during the first warm rainy night after the equinox, hundreds of amphibians creep from underground lairs to vernal pools. To find out when Baltimore Woods will attempt to observe this migration at Labrador Hollow watch for alerts on our website, or call 673-1350 to be put on our alert list. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25 /family.

 

March 30th     Springtime Yoga for Children, 11am-noon: Preschool Yoga ages 3-5; 1-2pm: Nature Yoga ages 5-8

Spring to life with a joyous yoga class that celebrates nature’s awakening with movement, story, and song. Please bring a yoga mat, if available. $5 members; $8 nonmembers.

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Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108

Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays.

The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.

 

Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun.

Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information.

Posted: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 @ 9:34 am by Curt
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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658

 

 

 

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through

Jan. 27th – Mar. 17th – Both Ends of the Rainbow – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  This annual exhibition will feature over 1,000 works of art by local students and senior citizens from Cayuga County. On view in Gallery Julius will be the Three Lakes Sampler, a collaborative project organized by Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES that includes artwork and poetry by local students.  Join us on Sunday, January 27th from 1 – 5pm for the opening reception and a special one-day only raffle. Don’t miss your chance to win! Purchase a chance to win family gift packages and gift cards from area businesses. All proceeds support the Schweinfurth Art Center’s exhibitions and educational programs.   Suggested admission is $3/adults, students & seniors free, Tues.-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1 – 5pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Jan. 30th  – Mar. 6th – Annual Exhibition of Student Work – Wells College, 170 Main St., Aurora.  Wells College’s String Room Gallery presents the Annual Exhibition of Student Work, featuring a variety of pieces from the College’s Visual Arts program.  Stop by to see the talent and imagination of students expressed through watercolor, ceramic, ink, photography, and a surprising variety of other media. The String Room Gallery is open weekdays from 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  For more information visit www.wells.edu/stringroomgallery.

Feb. 1st – Apr. 19th -  General John S. Clark – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Biographical exhibit on General John S. Clark, a man of his era. Civil War veteran, cartographer, ethnographer, and Auburn City Planner.  Closed major holidays.  Suggested donation $3, Tues. – Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Feb. 20th – Wonders of Winter – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo explore the wonders of winter. How does the chickadee survive the cold windy winter? There will be an indoor presentation followed by a winter hike to see the beauty and wonders of the winter woods. The program is free and open to the public. School break program.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

Feb. 20th – Games, Puzzles and Cup-Stacking – Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St., Auburn.  Children’s Room. Drop in any time during regular hours for school vacation week fun and games. Free; no registration needed.  Free, 10am-9pm.  www.seymourlibrary.org  315-252-2571

Feb. 22ndVisiting Writers Series welcomes poet Juliana Gray – Wells College, 170 Main St.. Aurora.  Wells’ Visiting Writers Series welcomes poet Juliana Gray for a reading of her work on Wednesday, February 27th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall. This reading, which is made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, is free and open to the public. While on campus, Gray will also participate in classes and conduct a poetry writing workshop.  Gray, an Alabama native, is currently associate professor of English at Alfred University. She is author of two collections of poetry, “The Man Under My Skin” (2005) and “Roleplay” (2012), which won the 2010 Orphic Prize and was published by Dream Horse Press. Recent poems of hers have appeared in or are forthcoming from “Barrow Street,” “Measure,” “32 Poems,” “River Styx” and elsewhere. 

Feb. 22nd – Final Friday at Theater Mack – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Los Blancos spans style and time. A mongrel mix of American Roots music born from decades of dues in the hands of a band that plays it from the heart. Blues, Memphis Soul, rockin’ Zydeco, Latin, Outlaw Country, Funk, and Folk,Los Blancos doesn’t just cross the line between styles… They soak it in tequila and TORCH IT!!!  Tickets $5 at the door, cash bar,       6-10pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Feb. 22 & 23rd – “Searching For Sugarman” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door  2/22, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 2/23, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Feb. 23rd – Spanish Tapas Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. The dinner will feature wine-paired courses, each consisting of multiple small plates hearkening to the customary Spanish tapas. Each of the evening’s wines come from six different regions of Spain and will accompany a dish of the same region. Served family style, dishes range from pork and seafood to Spanish cheeses. A veritable tour of Spain, the Spanish Tapas dinner will be served family style and will include five paired courses as well as a reception wine and intermezzo. Please call for reservations.  $75++/person, Reception 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Feb. 22nd -24th  – “The Women” - Irene Bisgrove Theatre, Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  This brilliant play has assumed the status of a modern classic. Aside from the novelty of its involving a large cast of women, it is an im-mensely entertaining panorama of our modern metropolitan world from the feminine view-point. The plot involves the efforts of a group of women to play their respective roles in an arti-ficial society that consists of vain show, com-edy, tragedy, hope and disappointment.  8pm 2/22 & 2/23, 2pm 2/24. www.auburnplayers.net  315-702-7832

 

Feb. 24th – Bruce Cockburn – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Hear the legendary Folk icon in our intimate 200-seat Main Stage venue.  The best live albums create the illusion of being there, witnessing an artist in a memorable performance. Bruce Cockburn has recorded three previous live recordings: Circles in the Stream (1977), Live (1990) and You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance (1997), each critically acclaimed and featuring Cockburn in concert with a backing band. Now, the celebrated musician-activist delivers something new: his first-ever live solo album. Recorded last spring over a series of dates in the northeastern United States and one in Quebec, Slice O Life is a double CD that showcases a cross-section of Cockburn’s finest songs and some of his most dazzling guitar work. The album, produced by longtime associate Colin Linden, also includes one new song, “City is Hungry,” three tracks recorded at sound checks on the tour and some between-song banter that shows Cockburn to be both a quick wit and an engaging storyteller.  Tickets $35; $31.50 APT Members, 7:30pm.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Feb. 25th – Phi Beta Kappa Scholar Sir Peter Crane to Speak at Wells – Wells College, 170 Main St., Aurora.  Wells College welcomes Sir Peter Crane, the 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, for a campus residency and public lecture titled “The Future of Plants.” The talk will take place at 4:45 p.m. Monday, February 25 in the E. Margie Matthew Filter Hostetter ’62 Lecture Room, 209 Stratton Hall on the Wells College campus. This event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.                                                                                                       Peter Crane has been Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale since 2009. His work focuses on the diversity of plant life, its origin and fossil history, its current status and its conservation and use. He is the coauthor of the book “The Origin and Diversification of Land Plants” as well as “Early Flowers and Angiosperm Evolution,” published in 2011. His latest book, “A Biography of Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot,” will be published in March 2013.  Free, 4:45.  www.wells.edu 

Feb. 26th – The Makers – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. Makers captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down.  Suggested donation $5, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Feb. 26th  & Mar. 5th – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Closed major holidays.  Admission $2 at the door, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Mar. 1st – A Musical Tribute to Harriet Tubman – Auburn Alliance Church, 630 N. Seward Ave., Auburn.  Performances by the Auburn Chamber Orchestra with special guest – People’s AME Zion choir of Syracuse. Conducted by Steven Frackenpohl .  315-252-7874                                                   Wood Notes by William Grant Still An American Civil War Fantasy by Jerry Bilik Excerpts from Dvorak’s New World Symphony Sophisticated Ladies by Duke Ellington Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar

Mar. 1st – Auburn Public Theater brings you the Cat Carnival! – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Hey all you cool cats, walk your paws on over to downtown for a weekend full of fun and games- all for a good cause! The Cat Carnival will be complete with face painting, trivia and games with kitty-friendly prizes fit for the whole family. The Finger Lakes SPCA and the CNY Cat Coalition will have tables set up with important information on the feline community both days.  Friday ONLY the Finalists in Cat Photo Contest will be announced.  Saturday ONLY there will be a special talk by Scott Stulen from The Walker Art Center, one of the organizing members of the Internet Cat Video Film Festival and cats and kittens will be available for adoption! The Winners of the Cat Photo Contest will be announced.  Your ticket gets you a goodie bag, entry to the carnival, and one ticket to a screening of the Internet Cat Video Film Festival From the Walker Art Center of Minneapolis which will play Friday at 1:00pm and 8:00pm and Saturday at 8:00pm.  Admission is $10/adults and $5/children 12 & under 3/1, 12:00 & 7:00 pm, 3/2, 6:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org     315-253-6669

Mar. 1st – First Friday Events:                                                                                               Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – Alaskan Huskies Dog Sled team will be in the garden. As March is Women’s History Month, the gift shop gallery will feature paintings of women from the museum’s permanent collection. Free tours and refreshments will be provided.               Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Family SCAVANGER HUNT & Art Making.  Bring the whole family to the Art Center to enjoy some creative activities. Refreshments will be served.                                                                                                                                       Beautiful Things, 6 Seminary Ave. – Tour this antique & collectibles shop.                           Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. – Auburn Photography Club photo exhibition – plus live music by Hysterical Fits, Wooden Chalk & the Soup, Nightlite Mary & Rue.  FAMILY FUN Activities – Reptile Rescue – Downtown Books & Coffee – Creation Station – Operation Safe Child – Rhys Photo Booth – Shogun Martial Arts.                                                                  Auburn Alliance Church, 630 Seward Ave. – Concert features a narrative of Harriet Tubman’s life by Rev. Paul Cater with a musical tribute by the People’s AME Zion Church Choir of Syracuse. Suggested donation is $5.                                                                                        Auburn YMCA, 27 William St. – Come enjoy the YMCA’s facility and services for no charge during business hours, 5AM – 9:30PM, including fitness/aquatic classes, weight and cardio equipment or play racquetball or basketball. Group tours at 5:30PM and 6:30PM. Just sign-in at the front desk & receive a goody bag!                                                                                     Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. – Come tour a new exhibit focusing on General John S. Clark, Civil War general and map-maker, Auburn City Engineer who designed our water system, and scholar of Iroquois culture.                                                            Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St. – Come enjoy musical entertainment by Folk Singers Jim Clare & Perry Cleaveland.

 

Mar. 1st – IGNITE the WINTER! – Exchange St. Mall, Downtown Auburn.  Come join IGNITE & BID’s second annual chili, & chowder cook-off with live music, libations, exhibits and family fun activities. Tasting are $1, wine & beer for purchase with proper ID.   Music by Silver Queen Casket Co., and Nightlite Mary. Ice sculptor and builder demonstrations. Free wagon rides, and much more.     5-9:30pm, 315-252-7874  http://www.auburnpub.com/app/flyers/?pid=10735&bid=2889&cid=0  

Mar. 2nd – Where Have All the Insects Gone? – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Have you ever wondered what happens to all the insects in winter? Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for this unique program on wintering insects. There will be an inside presentation on the strategies insects use to survive the long, cold central New York winters, followed by a walk to seek out some of the wintering insects. The program is free and open to the public.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark   315-947-6143 

Mar. 2nd – Seed to Table: Grow Your Own – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Free family gardening event. Workshops from 1-4pm.   Growing food year-round.                                                                                                           Seed starting, garden planning. 4pm: Movie: A Community of Gardeners  Brought to you by Cayuga Grows!                  Sponsored by the Cayuga County Health Department.  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Mar. 2nd  – The Women’s Tour of the Seward House Museum – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  To showcase and honor the contributions of the Seward women to the Women’s Rights Movement, the Seward House Museum is pleased to announce the return of our Women’s Tour. The narrative focuses on the tenacious spirits and civic involvement of the Seward Women during this critical time.  $8/adults, $7/Seniors, AAA members, $5/students w/college ID, 11:00 am.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS

(For more information call (315) 685-0552 or visit

www.skaneateles.com

)

Wednesday, February 20

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

$1.00 per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, February 20

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St.

Auburn. (315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, February 20

MUSIC: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside

Inn

, 6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM –

10:00 PM; Traditional Springside Sunday Brunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Closed Sunday for Dinner

Oct – April. (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com for weekly entertainment schedule.

Wednesday & Thursday, February 20 & 21

COOKING: Be your own Ben & Jerry and get

creative with inventive flavor combinations! Have your own ice cream maker? Bring it in! (not

required).

Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. $25 Class only: Includes session & one

glass of wine – $100 Class & Dinner: Includes, session & one glass of wine during class,

communal table in Dining Room for spontaneous chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings. – Class

begins at 5:45 p.m., Dinner at 7:15 p.m. Reservations (315) 685-5006.

Thursday, February 21

BEER DINNER: 6:00 PM. Brewery Ommegang Beer Dinner at

Sherwood Inn

, 26 W. Genesee St. Five course dinner and beer pairing. Guest speaker from

Ommegang. Live music provided by Tommy Connors. $55.00 per person plus tax & gratuity. Call

the Sherwood Inn for reservations (315) 685-3405.

Thursday, February 21

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside

Books & Coffee

35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.

Friday, February 22

MUSIC: 7:30 PM Kevin Dorsey (solo) at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday & Saturday, February 22 & 23

MOVIE: Searching for Sugarman. 2/22 @ 1 & 8 PM;

2/23 @ 8 PM.

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Tickets:

$5.00 online; $6 at the door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org

Saturday, February 23

COMMUNITY DAY: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM. The Skaneateles YMCA, open

all day, free of charge, for individuals and families who wish to enjoy all that the Y has to offer,

including lap swimming, the water slide and fountain, use of cardiovascular and strength

equipment, an indoor walking track and fitness classes. Children under the age of 12 must be

SKANEATELES SKINNY

SKANEATELES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEKLY UPDATE

February 19, 2013

accompanied by a supervising adult. Age and height restrictions apply in certain program areas.

For more information contact the Y (315) 685-0552 or visit, auburnymca.org/skaneateles

Saturday, February 23

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sloppy Joes at Creekside Books &

Coffee

, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

Saturday, February 23

DINNER: 6:30 PM, reception; dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. The

Aurora Inn

Dining Room is slated to guide guests through an epicurean tour of Spain with its

Spanish Tapas Wine Dinner. The meal will feature six paired courses served family style, with a

reception wine and intermezzo, and will cost $75 ++ per person. A full list of the Inns of Aurora

epicurean series can be seen at innsofaurora.com/food-wine/epicurean-events. The Aurora Inn is

located at 391 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026. Reservations can be made by calling (315) 364-

8888.

Tuesday, February 26

HISTORY: 7:30 PM at The Museum at The Creamery, 28 Hannum St.

Charles Loring Elliott (1812-1868) was one of the most prominent American portrait painters of

the 19th century. His works hang in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery in

Washington, D.C., the Everson Museum in Syracuse – and in the Skaneateles Library, where nine

are on display. Visitors to the library often ask about these portraits. Who are they? Now,

thanks to research by Sally Holbien, these former Skaneateles residents have been identified.

Dannette Davis, librarian at Seymour Library in Auburn, will present a slide show and will share

the stories of these portraits and the artist who painted them.

Wednesday, February 27

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

$1.00 per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, February 27

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St.

Auburn. (315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, February 27

MUSIC: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside

Inn

, 6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM –

10:00 PM; (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday & Sunday, February 28, March 1, 2, 3 Skaneateles HS

Drama Club

presents, Beauty and the Beast. 2/28 & 3/1 @ 7:30 PM; 3/2 @ 2 PM & 7:30 PM;

3/3 @ 2 PM. For tickets & reservations call: (315) 291-2296.

Thursday, February 28

SPA EVENT: Showcasing Zents Products. 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Spa

Mirbeau’s Boutique.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa 851 W. Genesee St. Wine & H’orderves, free hand &

arm treatments, free gift with minimum purchase of 2 Zents products. RSVP by calling Mirbeau

at (315) 685-5006.

Thursday, February 28

WOMEN TIES EVENT: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, “Using Traditional Public

Relations to Gain Exceptional Corporate Exposure” at The Maplewood Inn, 7

th North St.,

Liverpool. Cost $30.00 (includes strategic networking, sales, programs, lunch & promotion). For

reservations, contact

www.womenties.com

Thursday, February 28

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside

Books & Coffee

35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.

Friday, March 1

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday, March 1

FIRST FRIDAY: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Join Snake Oil Glassworks for their First

Friday Glassblowing Event. As green seems to be the color of March, we will be making their own

special absinthe glasses and the green fairy will be in attendance. Questions, (315) 685-5091

www.snakeoilglassworks.com.

Saturday, March 2

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 Wendy Ramsey’s Kazoo Review with local musical

guests at

Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 5 & 6

FUNDRAISING: Skaneateles Education Foundation

presents Dining for Education. Lunch served 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Hilltop Restaurant or

Skaneateles Bakery; Dinner served 5:00 – 9:00 PM choose from Bambino’s Bistro, Red Rooster

Pub, Joe’s Pasta Garage, Sherwood Inn, LakeHouse Pub, Valentine’s Pizza & Deli, Moro’s Table or

Vernak Farms Country Store. Dine In or Take out and 15% of your bill will be donated to the

Education Foundation. Visit Skanedfoundation.org for more information.

Wednesday, March 6

TRIVIA: 7:00 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. $1.00

per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, March 6

MUSIC: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St. Auburn.

(315) 282-7772. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table.

Wednesday, March 6

MUSIC: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Oak & Vine at Springside Inn,

6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Sat 4:30 PM – 10:00

PM; (315) 252-7247. Visit

www.oakandvine.com for weekly entertainment schedule.

Thursday, March 7

OPEN MIC: 6:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside Books

& Coffee

35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.

Friday, March 8

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

www.creeksidebooks.com

Friday & Saturday, March 8 & 9

MOVIE: Damsels In Distress 3/8 @ 1 & 8 PM; 3/9 @ 8 PM.

Auburn Public Theater

, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Tickets: $5.00 online;

$6 at the door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org

Saturday, March 9

MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St.

Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.

Sunday, March 10

FUNDRAISING: 1:00 PM St. Baldrick’s headshaving event at St. James

Church, 96 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-7600.

Monday, March 11

SPEAKER SERIES: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. The Lodge at Welch Allyn, 4355

State St. Rd. The Professional Services Committee of the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce

continues with its first of three speakers for 2013. A talk by Cathy Dove, Vice President Cornell

Tech. Cathy is responsible for all administrative and operational aspects of Cornell NYC Tech, as

well as planning for, and construction of the new campus. This unprecedented venture devoted

to entrepreneurialism will impact all New Yorkers. Learn what it could mean for your business.

Cost: $20/Chamber Members; $25/Non-Chamber members. Please RSVP 685-0552 or

csearing@skaneateles.com

by Monday, March 4. Payment requested at time of registration, or

pay online at:

www.skaneateles.com/gift-shop/category/22-chamber-events.

Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16

MOVIE: Where do we go now? 3/15 @ 1 & 8 PM; 3/16 @

8 PM.

Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Tickets: $5.00

online; $6 at the door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

On February, 27

Valentine’s Pizza & Deli will celebrate 25 years of business. Congratulations Pat,

Kathy, and family!

Snake Oil Glassworks

would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Thanks to you…our

donors, our volunteers, our participants in the live auction and the silent auction, and all who came out.

You braved the cold and the snow to make our 3rd Annual Blowin’ Red Fundraiser for the American Heart

Association a great success. Because of you we are able to contribute $5300.00 to the American Heart

Assn. This is an increase of 41% over last year. You helped make that happen.

Closed for vacation,

Skaneateles Bakery, February 17 – 23 Re-opening at 7 AM Sunday, February 24.

The

Sherwood Inn will be closed for some minor repairs and deep cleaning on March 11, 12, 13 & 14

and reopening at 11:30 AM on Friday, March 15. Questions, (315) 685-3405.

Hilton Garden Inn

: Meeting Promotion for Feb and March. Looking for space to hold your next social

event, meeting, or training session? Book any event (that includes food and beverage) with us for the

month of February and March and receive free room rental and setup! We can accommodate groups from

10-200 people! With several different options to choose from, just give Sara a call @ 315-252-5511 (or

email sara.cowhig@hilton.com) for more info.

Lockwood Lavender Farm

is calling all artists to submit “LAVENDER” themed artwork for the 6th Annual

Finger Lakes Lavender Festival official poster. The poster contest is open to artists within the Finger Lakes

and Central New York Region. Artwork should focus on lavender to represent this annual event on its

posters, postcards, website and t-shirt and press releases. The application, rules and requirements will be

on our website: www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com or call Lockwood Lavender Farm (315)

685-5369. This year’s deadline for submission is April 5, 2013. Winning poster will be announced by April

8, 2013.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center

, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus

Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed on Sundays.

The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Visit their website for more

information at

www.baltimorewoods.org (315) 673-1350. Feb programs 2/2 4th annual Local Harvest

Dinner; 2/8 Star Party; 2/14 Sweetheart 2/16 Snowshoe program for adults; Elbridge Swamp Snowshoe

Hike; 2/19-22 Nature Adventure Day Camp.

SALES:

Presidents’ Week Lodging Specials – Looking for a getaway during Presidents’ Week? Bring the family to

Skaneateles and take advantage of these great lodging specials! Kids stay free at the Packwood House!

Presidents Week Specials are available Sun – Thurs, February 17th – 21st

Sherwood Inn

~ $199 Room and Dinner Package-Complimentary Breakfast, $50 Dining Voucher,

Available Amenities: fireplace, whirlpool tub, lake view.

Village Inn ~ $99 for any room, Complimentary

Breakfast at the Sherwood Inn, Each room has a fireplace and whirlpool tub.

Packwood House ~ $149

Room and dinner Package, Kids stay free! Complimentary Breakfast at the Sherwood Inn for the whole

family. $50 Dining Voucher for the Sherwood Inn. Complimentary Passes to the Skaneateles Community

Center /YMCA Dining Vouchers must be used on date of stay. Subject to availability. Call for reservations,

(315) 685-0552 or visit,

www.thesherwoodinn.com or www.villageinn-ny.com or

www.packwoodhouse.com

Join us in the budding village of constant dawn as we greet spring with open arms, and shake off the

stresses of winter with a spur-of-the-moment getaway at the

Inns of Aurora. Treat yourself to a spring

stay special: a one-night weekday stay (Sunday-Thursday), a $50.00 credit to be used at either the Fargo

Bar & Grill or the Aurora Inn Dining Room, and a locally crafted welcome amenity, all for only $160 plus

tax. Book this special for a stay between now and April 30, but reservations must be made by March 1,

2013.

*Dates excluded from our spring special include February 14, March 5, March 12, April 2, and April 9.

Please note that the Aurora Inn Dining Room is open Wednesday-Sunday evenings; the Fargo Bar and

Grill is open every evening.

Buy one entrée, get one free at the

Sherwood Inn now through February 28, 2013. Good on one lunch

or dinner entrée dine in. Sunday – Thursday. Restrictions do apply visit

www.thesherwoodinn.com (315)

685-3405.

Sherwood Bucks available. $10.00 off any order of $50.00 or more. Redeem your

Sherwood Inn bucks

toward any lunch or dinner order of $50.00 or more in the dining room or Tavern. Sunday – Thursday,

now through February, 2013 other restrictions do apply visit

www.thesherwoodinn.com (315) 685-0552

Wednesday Night’s this Winter

The Sherwood Inn’s $18.07 Price Fix Menu offers 3 courses at one great

price ($18.07 plus tax and gratuity.) Restrictions apply. Visit

www.thesherwoodinn.com or call (315) 685-

3405.

Did you know that HOT DEALS on

Skaneateles.com are a great way to run a last minute special for your

business! For only $5.00 per week, it is easy to post a special on our website, skaneateles.com. For more

information you can contact the Chamber at 685-0552 or log into you business listing and click on HOT

DEAL.

Winter White Sale at

the Inns of Aurora Offers reduced room rates to overnight guests on new

reservations through April 30, 2013: $130 for a Monday or Tuesday night stay; $150 for a Wednesday,

Thursday, or Sunday night stay; and $190 for a Friday or Saturday night stay. Prices are based on two

person occupancy and do not include tax. The

Inns of Aurora are located at 391 Main Street, Aurora. For

more details, or to make a reservation, call (315) 364-8888.

$5.00 SUSHI all day every Tuesday at

Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Taco Tuesday at

The Garage located at 28 Jordan Street. Choice of three different tacos (beef, turkey or

fish). Festive music & decorations in a fun friendly family atmosphere. All meats are local hormone free.

Also serving Margaritas and Mojito! (315) 685-6116. Available for Lunch or Dinner. Dine in or take out

available.

www.joespastagarage.com

$3.00 Burgers all day every Thursday at

Johnny Angels, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.

COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR LEASE/RENT/SALE:

Mixed Use (Retail, Office, Residential Condos) property available. Available Sq Ft – Office or Retail Space

#1- 880 Sq Ft $1250.00/month; located

at The Old Stone Mill, 3 Fennell St. This strategically located,

Class A office building in a fundamentally strong office market. Tenants include Morgan Stanley Smith

Barney, Nixon Peabody LLP and The Skaneateles Artisans. For further information on this property please

contact J. Nicholas Slottje at (617) 939-6609.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The

Skaneateles Historical Society is looking for a new volunteer webmaster for their website. If you

have these talents, and are interested, call Laurie Winship at (315) 685-1360 for more details.

Would you like to help with the

Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center Scholarship Campaign? Please

call Sue Dove at (315) 685-0552 if you are interested.

REOCCURING EVENTS:

John D. Barrow Art Gallery

is now open Thursday & Friday 11 AM – 4 PM or by appointment. Private

tours are available by appointment. Call (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at

www.barrowgallery.org.

Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery

is open on Friday only now through April

from 1-4 pm, or by appointment. Looking for a gift? Visit the Creamery Gift Shop, featuring many

historical and Skaneateles themed items, 28 Hannum St. (315) 685-1360. Online, visit

www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org

.

March 4 – April 26

Paintings by Karen Burns & photography by David LoParco depicting local landscape

will be on display in the Art Gallery at Baltimore Woods. The exhibit and reception are open to the public

with no admission or parking fee. Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm,

closed Sundays. Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108.

Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays. The hiking trails

and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. The hiking trails and parking are free and

open every day from dawn to dusk.

Every Tuesday

Preschool Story Time at the Skaneateles Library 10:30 AM. Perfect for children ages 3 to

5 years. No registration necessary.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are available

to answer plant and garden questions on the Horticulture Hotline. The volunteers will research and make

management recommendations using current research based information. Hotline hours are Tuesdays and

Thursdays, from 1-4 PM, at (315)424-9485 or anytime by email at onondaga@cornell.edu. Good quality

pictures of the symptoms will help the volunteers identify the plant species and the pest. Email responses

will be answered during Hotline hours. Visit us online at http://www.extendonondaga.org/

.

First Wednesday of the month

Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support Group on

the 1st Wed. of each month at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Caregivers are

welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at the same time for a reprieve

during the meeting. (315) 685-5170

Every Wednesday & Thursday

Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located in Willard Chapel,17 Nelson

St., room #7. Wednesdays – Open Noon – 4 PM; Thursdays – Open 10 AM – 2 PM. The shop also accepts

donations during these hours. Acceptable donations include: small items of furniture, gently used,

seasonal women’s, men’s and children’s brand name clothing, home décor, antiques and collectibles. For

more information about the Hospice Thrift Shop or any questions about the work of Hospice, please call

the Hospice office at (315) 255-2733.

Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

entertainment at Lake House Pub. (315) 554-9194 or

www.lakehousepub.com

for music schedule. Daily hours Noon – 2 AM.

Every Thursday

Toddler Story Time, at the Skaneateles Library 11:00 AM. Perfect for kids ages 18 months

to 3 years. No registration necessary.

Every Friday & Saturday

Thomas Barr (acoustic guitar) 9 PM – Midnight at the Blue Water Grill, 11 W.

Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Every Saturday

9:00 PM Live entertainment at the Cedar House Bowling Alley bar (315) 685-5117.

Every Sunday

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315)

685-3405.

Candace Searing

Administrative/Staff Specialist

Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

csearing@skaneateles.com

http://www.skaneateles.com

(315) 685-0552

P.O. Box 199

22 Jordan Street

Skaneateles, NY 13152

Posted: Friday, February 22nd, 2013 @ 8:51 am by Curt
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 Local Artists Use Paintbrushes and Film to Highlight Nature’s Beauty

MARCELLUS, NY – - From March 4th to April 26th, paintings by Karen Burns and photography by  David LoParco depicting local landscapes will be on display in the Art Gallery at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus.  An artist reception for the show will be held on Sunday, March 10, from 2-4pm. The exhibit and reception are open to the public with no admission or parking fee.

LoParco’s photographs from his Natural Areas series include detailed close-ups of plants, in addition to photographs of local bogs and fields. As LoParco explains, “My Natural Areas series is the result of an effort to use photographic images to create an awareness of our existing protected lands, and inspire people to take action to preserve other properties deemed sensitive.”  LoParco’s artwork reflects a range of locations, including Cornell University’s natural areas, the Chaumont Barrons Preserve, Sapsucker Woods and the Baltimore Woods property.

While Burns’ paintings draw from actual places, many are abstract syntheses, created in the studio. Often described as a colorist, Burns’ work centers on the natural world, and she works primarily in oil paint on canvas.  Other media include watercolor and pastel. Lately she has been experimenting, mixing oils with a wax medium and working on a tinted ground, giving the paintings softness and luminosity.  According to Burns, “My work coalesces around color, light and the things I love — the changing seasons in the northeast, a certain time of day or night, rich textures, surprising shapes; making sense out of chaos or finding wonder in subject matter others dismiss.”

LoParco was born in Syracuse, New York, and has lived in rural central New York for most of his life. Living close to nature has helped instill in him an abiding love for the natural world, which is strongly illustrated in his photography.  Burns grew up in Rochester, New York, and has lived in the Finger Lakes region all of her life, moving to Syracuse seven years ago. Her life-long love and observation of nature has been a major catalyst for her artwork.

More information about Baltimore Woods Nature Center can be found on their website: www.baltimorewoods.org.

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Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108. Hours:  Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays. The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.

 

Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 @ 12:47 pm by Curt
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