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The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  July & August – Open on Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm

May 19th  – September 2ndProof Positive:  Wine, Beer and Spirits of the Finger Lakes – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  There is a unique relationship between alcoholic beverages and the Finger Lakes. Social, geographical and even political factors have created an environment where wine, beer and spirits have become an important part of our communities, and we have embraced these industries as an important part of life in the Finger Lakes. Proof Positive is a celebration of the history, culture and economics of the wine industry, microbrew movement and distilleries in our region. We welcome you to explore various viewpoints of history, agriculture, politics and economics as you learn more about how wine, beer and spirits have impacted the Finger Lakes Region.Also on exhibit, the Ted Case Research Lab, inventor of sound on film, and Both Sides of the Wall:  Auburn and its Prison.  Open Tues-Sun Noon-5pm.  Suggested donation $3.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051

May 31st – July 11th – Auburn Photography Club Exhibit – Cayuga Community College – Library, 197 Franklin Street, Auburn.  Opening reception is on Thursday, May 31st from 5-7PM.  Artist talk, food and refreshments will be served for the reception.  Photography exhibit in the college library will run until July 11th.  Exhibit will be on view during library hours. FREE. 

June 1st – August 19thSummer Exhibitions – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Sponsored by the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation. Super Saturated: Pigment & Pattern is an exhibition of 29 works by 10 contemporary artists that use paint, collage, and mixed media to create vibrant works that emphasize color and pattern. Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble will include approximately 20 works by Massachusetts-based fiber artist Elin Noble. Author of the book, Dyes and Paints, Noble is known for her quilts that incorporate hand-dyed cloth. Recent work by Skaneateles artist Thérèse Verley Strodel will be on view in Gallery Julius. Strodel creates paintings that emphasize color, pattern, and texture.  Admission: $6, members, 12 & under:  Free.  www.schweinfurthartcenter.org  315-255-1553

June 16th – July 29thLake Ontario Counties’ Summer Fishing Derby – Lake Ontario.  Get in on the action and your share of $106,850 in CASH Prizes in the 2012 LOC Events!  Divisions – Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow/Steelhead, Brown Trout.  Register now!  www.loc.org              888-733-5246

June 18th – Sept. 5th – Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Falcon Park, 130 N. Division St., Auburn.  Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and game times.  www.auburndoubledays.com  315-255-2489

June 27th – July 18th – 9 to 5:  The Musical – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Upstate NY’s most popular professional theater performing six large scale musicals each season.  The regional premiere of this musical, based on the hit movie, features a score by Dolly Parton, including the hit title song. We meet three determined, resourceful, and intelligent women who turn the tables on a tyrannical boss that audiences will love to hate. This musical is non-stop entertainment.  Visit the web site or call for show times and ticket prices.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

July 5th – 28th – My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Produced by upstate NY’s most popular professional theater – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.  What happens when your divorced Mom falls in love and decides to get remarried, but not in the conventional way? A hilarious and heartfelt true story that celebrates love in all its forms! The hit of the 2009 Toronto Fringe and the 2010 New York Musical Theater Festival, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding will make you laugh, cry and realize that nothing’s impossible and that we can all get along if we just keep our sense of humor.  .   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com      800-457-8897

July 3rd    - Farmers Co-op Market – Municipal Parking Lot, South St. & Lincoln St., Auburn.  Located in the parking lot across from Auburn City hall, on South St. and Lincoln St. We accept SNAP EBT and some of our farmers accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons.  7:30am – 2pm, every Tues., Thurs., & Sat.   www.localharvest.org/farmers-co-op-market-of-cayuga-county-M2760  315-678-1622

July 3rd – Sprint Car Summer Shootout -  Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, 8310 Grant Ave. Rd., Elbridge.  360 Spring Cars, 305 Sprint Cars (CMP Points), DIRTcar Stock Cars, and Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club.  Visit web site for ticket prices and show times.  www.rollingwheelsraceway.com  315-834-6606

July 3rd – Fireworks & Concert – Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  The Syracuse University Brass Ensemble will be performing on the front porch of the newly improved pavilion. The performance will start at 8:00 and end at approximately 9:30. The fireworks show starts immediately following. This year H&J, the pavilion caterer will be offering food and refreshments.  www.co.cayuga.ny.us/parks/emerson  315-253-5611

July 4th  - Port Bryon MRC Farmers Market – Schasel Park, Route 31, Port Byron.  Local farmers, chicken BBQ every week! Special childrens events! Featured fruit and veggie nights! Entertainment, antique tractors & vintage cars! Playground and covered pavilion for dining. Every Wednesday,  4-7pm.  www.localharvest.org/pbmrc-farmers-market-M16939                315-776-9543

 

 

July 4th – 7th – Fourth of July Celebration – Band Stand Park & Town Field, Fair Haven.             7/4 – Boat parade at noon. 7/5 – Craft fair 10-6pm, parade at 7pm,  carnival on Cayuga St. following parade. 7/6 – Carnival, craft fair, smorgasbord at Community Church 4pm. 7/7 – 5K Run/walk for Hospice 9am, craft fair, Bayside Cruisers Classic Car Show 9-5pm, children’s parade 12:30pm, children’s matinee 1-5, band concert 7:30, wall of fire 9:15, fireworks 10pm.  www.fairhavenny.com  315-947-5628

July 5th  – Moravia Farmers Market – Kinney’s Parking Lot, 130 Main St., Moravia.  A medium sized farmers market with organic and non organic vendors that sell produce, meats, wine and baked goods. Flowers available from the local school kids and lots of fun and community involvement. Always a good place to buy the freshest foods available and visit with old neighbors and meet new ones.  Thursdays, 10-5pm.  www.localharvest.org  315-497-8375

July 5th – 7th – “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnStar Child – Book by: Jennifer Stafford, Music by: Josh Freilich Lyrics by: Sarah UnderwoodBased on Oscar Wilde’s short stories, this fun-filled musical follows Mattan, the self-proclaimed “most beautiful boy in the world”. When a suave Marketing Man comes to town to send Mattan on tour, his fame goes to his head. However, when he becomes so self-centered and cruel that a witch takes his beauty, he must go on a journey and learn to see beauty through the eyes of others. Chez Morgan – Book and Lyrics by: W. Joseph Matheson, Music by: Logan MedlandThe original ‘torch singer’ and star of Broadway’s Showboat, Helen Morgan’s life couldn’t have been more melodramatic if scripted by a Hollywood writer. From singing French folk songs in Toronto railyards to beauty pageants in Montreal, to Ziegfeld chorus girl and Ziegfeld’s greatest leading lady, to losing the three men she loved most, Helen Morgan lived a life as colorful and heartbreaking as any of her songs.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

July 6th  - Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Free live music in our flower garden from 5 to 7 by “Restless”, and wine available by the glass or bottle – bring your friends! Food available for a fee – don’t cook dinner! Enjoy the evening with us.  www.treleavanwines.com  800-439-5217

July 6th    - Farmers Market – Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Route 20, Skaneateles.  Every Friday until October, Farmers Market at Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Rt 20 just west of County Line Rd. every Friday until October! Many local farmers!  Fresh chicken, eggs, black angus, perennials, lavender, honey and much more.  3:30 – 6:00pm  315-751-5657.

July 6th – First Friday Event – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Auburn.  Enjoy live music by Tim Herron while viewing the summer exhibitions Super Saturated: Pigment & Pattern, Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble, and Illuminations: 2012 by Skaneateles artist Thérèse Verley Strodel. Refreshments will be served.  Free, 5-8pm.  www.schweinfurthartcenter.org  315-255-1553

July 6th – First Friday Event – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Seward House Museum will host a July First Friday event on July 6 from 5-8pm. A live musical performance by Michael Fedorchuk will take place in the gardens. The artwork of Phil Dello Stritto will be on display in the museum’s gallery. Tours and refreshments will be provided. Enjoy a summer evening of live music, local art and refreshments at the Seward House Museum. This event is free and open to the public.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

July 6th – Bill W.- Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Bill W. tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine’s 100 Persons of the 20th Century. Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death from his alcoholism, found a way out of his own addiction and then forged a path for countless others to follow. With Bill as its driving force, A.A. grew from a handful of men to a worldwide fellowship of over 2 million men and women – a success that made him an icon within A.A., but also an alcoholic unable to be a member of the very society he had created. A reluctant hero, Bill Wilson lived a life of sacrifice and service, and left a legacy that continues every day, all around the world. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 7/6 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 7/7, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

July 6th – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.    Join us for free live blues in the garden, and wine available by the glass or bottle. This evening’s band is “Midnight Mood”, and food will catered in by The Wheelhouse Restaurant. Bring your friends and enjoy a relaxing evening.  5-7pm.  www.treleavenwines.com  800-439-5217

July 6th – 8th – Cayuga County Fair – Weedsport Speedway, Route 31, Weedsport.  Exhibits will be on display in the Grange building, featuring art, crafts, photography, baked goods, floral arrangements, and house plants entered by local residents, both youth and adults.  A talent contest, a baby show, a basketball free throw, decorated bale contest and a pet show are among the many events being held throughout the four days of the Fair.  Plan to see Laura Hand, Channel 3 TV celebrity, judge the pet show on Sunday afternoon, at 1:30 pm.  Rides, games, food, live entertainment an special advents.  10am – Midnight.  www.cayugacountyfair.org    315-255-6154

July 7th  - King Ferry Farmers Market – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Farmstead Cheese, Organic Flour, Organic Vegetables, Plants and Flowers, Fiber Art, Pottery & Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories, Baked Goods & Desserts, Jams & Jellies, Wool and Spinning Demonstrations, Seasonal Apple Cider Pressing, Pizza by the Slice, Hot Coffee, Dinosaur Dry Goods Pop Up Store. This year, the Market will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from June through October, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the King Ferry Winery.  315-364-5100

July 7th & 8th  – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Family Weekend – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.  Opening weekend special! Buy one adult ticket at regular price and get one ticket for HALF PRICE or one FREE CHILD’S TICKET! Help us kick off a great season by joining us on opening weekend July 7th and 8th at a great savings.  Call or check web site for ticket fees, 10am-7pm.  www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446

July 7th & 8th – Seventh Annual Wine & Cigar Weekend – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Pair our handcrafted wines with fine cigars.  Complimentary cigars with wine purchase.  Free, noon-5pm.  www.cjsvineyards.com  315-730-4619

July 8th – CNYMRA District 3/WNY Racing/Upstate MX-AMA – Frozen Ocean Motorsports Complex, 4415 Vanderstouw Rd., Auburn.  Sanctioned event.   $10/admission, visit web site or call for entry fees, open 10am-dusk.  www.frozen-ocean.com  315-784-5466

July 8th – Tiffany Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Kevin Dorsey and Greg McCrea will perform at Willard Memorial Chapel. Come and celebrate the centennial of one of the 20th century’s greatest songwriters and musicians.  Further information on guitarist Kevin Dorsey can be obtained from his website www.kevindorseymusic.com .  Admission $10, 2pm.  www.willardchapel.org/Events.html     315-252-0339

July 9th – 11th – Cayuga County Museum Week – Old Brutus Historical Society Museum – Old Brutus Historical Society Museum, 8943 N. Seneca St., Weedsport.  Special events: Main floor – “For Freedom Sake” – manikins in garb including uniforms from colonial times, WW1, and present time. Lower floor – 200 years of local history.  7/9 & 7/10 – 9:00 am – noon, 7/11 – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm  www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycayuga/obhs/  315-834-9836

July 10th – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., Auburn.  Magical Mystery Tour will perform at Hoopes Park at 6:30 p.m.  Movie: Mr. Popper’s Penguins at 8:30 PM  Rated PG  Information for Parents: Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+   The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.  Cast: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, Ophelia Lovibond, Madeline Carroll Genres: Comedy, Family.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

July 11th – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series – Market Street Park, Market Street, Auburn.  All concerts held rain or shine in Market Street Park, Downtown Auburn. Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Quick Changewww.auburndowntown.org/  315-252-7874

July 12th   – Moravia Farmers Market – Kinney’s Parking Lot, 130 Main St., Moravia.  A medium sized farmers market with organic and non organic vendors that sell produce, meats, wine and baked goods. Flowers available from the local school kids and lots of fun and community involvement. Always a good place to buy the freshest foods available and visit with old neighbors and meet new ones.  Thursdays, 10-5pm.  www.localharvest.org  315-497-8375

July 12th – Band: Bob Lyna Trio – Clifford Park, 81 Mary St., Auburn.  The Bob Lyna Trio will perform at Clifford Field at 6:30 p.m.  www.auburnny.gov/Public_Documents/AuburnNY  315-255-4737 

July 12th – 14th  – “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.   Non-Equity the Musical! – Book and Lyrics by: Danielle Trzcinski – Music and Lyrics by: Paul D Mills – This funny, fresh musical holds a passionate energy that every person possesses when it comes to going for their dreams! Non-Equity the Musical! follows the lives of six actors living the life of Non-Union actors in New York City. Watch them go from audition to audition while trying to survive in the City, and see passion turn into results as we witness main character Wendy refuse to give up on her dream.

Salamander Leviathan – Book by: Krista Knight – Music by: Barry Brinegar.  It’s 1890 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin and the loneliest man in the world makes a deal with the Devil: a wife and a family in exchange for his soul. When a beautiful stranger steps off the train, everything seems headed towards happily ever after. But neither the stranger nor the Devil are quite what they seem. As the loneliest man loses his ability to speak, walk, and work, we see the lengths he will go to for love and family.    Admission $20, 6/28, 7:30pm, 6/29, 8pm, 6/30, 5 & 8pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897    

as become world renowned for re-imagining the cinema-going experience and championing ‘Live Cinema’, with events such as Secret Cinema receiving international acclaim from audiences and critics alike.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 7/13, 1:00 & 8:00 pm. 7/14, 8:00 pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com      800-457-8897

July 13th – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King FerryJoin us for FREE live music, wine by the glass orbottle, and a wonderful start to your summer weekend. Tonight, music is provided by Greg Meixner and fJuly 12th – Remember The Big 6 Picnic 4-H Youth & Country Fair – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.    315-252-7644

3-9pm – Animals on display, bounce houses openl, farm equipment on display, food vendors. 3-6pm – Shirley Stevens/John Wilmot “In Harmony 3-6pm – 4-H, Ag Museum, Carriage House exhibits open 3:30-4pm – Wells Fargo Presentation 4pm – Opening Ceremony 4:30-5:30pm – Face painting 5-7pm – Kids coloring 6-7pm – Face painting 6pm – 4-H Dog Show 6:30-7pm – Wells Fargo Presentation 7-9pm – In Harmony Entertainment 7:15pm – Awarding of kids coloring contest ribbons

July 13th – - Remember The Big 6 Picnic 4-H Youth & Country Fair – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.    315-252-7644

Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm – Disc golf demo 12-8pm – Exhibits open 12-9pm – Animals on display, bounce houses open, farm equipmemt on display, food vendors, disc golf course open 12:30-1pm, 5:30-6pm, 7-7:30pm – Wells Fargo presentation 12:30-2:30pm – Face painting & entertainment 1-3pm – Cayuga Co. Sheriff Dept. Child ID 2-4pm – Double Day Baseball Event 3-5pm – Entertainment 3:30-4:30pm – Kids cow milking 4-7pm – Pottery demo make a clay bowl 4:30-5:30pm, 8-9pm – Cow pie bingo 5-7pm – Kids farm coloring contest 5:30-7:30pm – Face painting 6-7pm – Laura Lynn performer 6pm – 4-H dairy show, Cayuga Co. Dairy Princess 7pm – Cayuga Co. Dairy Princess giant sundae 7:15pm – Awarding of kids coloring contest ribbons 7:30-10:30 – Bright Lights & Country Music

 

 

July 14th – Remember The Big 6 Picnic 4-H Youth & Country Fair – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.    315-252-7644

8:30am-6pm – Exhibits open 8:30am-9pm – Farm Equipment on display, food vendors, disc golf course open, animals on display 9am – Showmanship in Show Ring 10am-8pm – Bounce Houses Open 10am-12pm – Cayuga Co. Sheriff Child ID 10am-5pm – Horse drawn wagon rides, antique cars & tractors 10:30-11:30am – Little Britches in Show Ring 11am-1pm, 2-4pm – Face painting 11:30-12:30pm – Kids cow milking in Show Ring 11:30, 12:30, – Disc golf demo 12:30-3:30pm, 4-5:30pm – Pottery demo make a clay bowl 12:30-1pm, 4-4:30pm, 5:30-6pm – Wells Fargo presentation 1:00pm – Open dairy show in Show Ring 1-2pm – Jersey Queen in Show Ring area 1-3pm – Doubleday Baseball event 1-4pm – Oswego Valley Fiddlers 1:30pm – Rabbit show 4:15-5:45pm – Barber Shop Singers 4:45-5:30pm – Kids egg & spoon contest 5pm – 4-H Sheep show 6-7pm – Adult cow milking 6-9pm – Donna Minno Country Show 7-8:30pm – Cow Bingo in Show Ring

July 15th – Remember The Big 6 Picnic 4-H Youth & Country Fair – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.    315-252-7644

11am-5pm – Exhibits open, disc golf open, food vendors, bounce houses, animals, farm equipment, antique cars & antique tractors on display 11am-2pm – 4-H Projects on display 11am-4pm – Horse drawn wagon rides 11am-1pm – Entertainment background music John Wilmont/Jacqui Mccarthy 12pm – 4-H fashion show 12-4pm – Pottery demo make a clay bowl 1-1:30pm, 3-3:30pm, 4:15-4:30pm – Wells Fargo presentation 1-4pm – Face painting 1:30pm – Erie Canal Cloggers Performance

 

July 13th – Future Shorts – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Future Shorts is the largest short film network in the world.  Since 2003 we’ve built a new audience for film across the globe, developed a platform for filmmakers that allows millions of people worldwide to engage with their work. Working across exhibition, distribution and experiential events, Future Shorts is the product of 9 years of audience development, experimentation and of reacting to the demand for another way of experiencing film.  Operating online, in live events and through commercial distribution, we believe strongly in the social experience of film; in cinema as a communicator and community that should not be restricted by geography, status, wealth or politics. Sister company Future Cinema hood is onsite by The Wheelhouse Restaurant.  5-7pm.  www.treleavenwines.com  800-439-5271

July 13th & 14th – AuroraFest – Village of Aurora.  The AuroraFest takes place in the Village of Aurora, along Cayuga Lake in New York. It is a FABULOUS event which takes place every year on the Second Saturday in July. It kicks off on the Friday Night with a Blessing of the Boats at St. Patrick’s, with a cookout, music & raffle.  On Saturday morning, we will have our Fun Run(s) and Swim followed by our AuroraFest Parade at 11:00 am.  www.visitaurorany.com

July 13th – 15th – MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale 2012 – Mackenzie-Childs, 3260 State Route 90, Aurora.  Up to 80% off! (Come rain or shine — it’s all covered!)  Ceramics, enamelware, glassware, furniture, lighting, rugs, holiday, and more. Limited quantities available.  Don’t miss the exclusive premiere of our expanding Enamelware Collection in the Shop!  New food selection by Skillet & Embers starting on Thursday at 6 pm.  Groove to music by The Blacklites.  www.mackenzie-childs.com/BarnSale  315-364-7123

July 14th – 8th Annual Lavender Festival – Ol’Factory Farms, 12973 Upton Rd., Victory.  Enjoy a day of fun and relaxation on the farm. Pick fresh lavender bundles from the field, purchase lavender plants, enjoy wine tasting and visiting with over 50 unique craft artisans, listen and learn from our informational speakers, visit the Olfactory Soap Shoppe with over 40 varieties of homemade soaps. You can also walk through our family farm museum, enjoy a hay ride, sample baked goods and homemade lavender ice cream.  There will be musical entertainment both days, a small children’s area, great food and so much more. 9:30am-4:30pm.  www.olfactorysoaps.com  315-754-8828

July 14th – Let’s Move at the Seward House Museum:  Historical Scavenger Hunt! – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Part of First Lady, Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to encourage healthy exercise and eating habits in children and teens, this Historical Scavenger Hunt will take children through the Seward House Garden on a hunt to learn about what food and nutritional options were available for people in the 19th century.  1-3pm, free. www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

July 14th – Art in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  On July 14th Izzo’s White Barn will be hosting a Craft Fair. Please stop by and help support local artist and craftsman. A wide variety of crafts will available, so there is a little something for everyone. If crafts are not you thing…we got wine! 6:30pm.   www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com/events/ 315-283-8095

July 14th & 15th – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Knights and Heroes Weekend – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.  Honoring your real life heroes! This weekend your hero can be chosen to be knighted by the Queen. Cheer on your own regional hero and so much more!!  Special discounted pricing for Soldiers, Fire Fighters and Police all season long.   10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.   www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446

July 14th – 22nd – Cayuga County Museum Week – History in your Backyard.                             1-5pm daily – Little Red Schoolhouse Museum, 1294 State Route 104A, Sterling.                  7/14, 7/15, 7/21, 7/22 1-4 pm, 7/17 – 7/20 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Frontenac Historical Society and Museum, 178 Cayuga St., Union Springs.                                                                               7/16, 7/18, 7/20 10 am – 4 pm, 7/17, 7/19, 7/21 9:30-noon 7/22 1-4 pm – Rural Life Museum, 920 Rt. 34B, King Ferry.                                                                                                            7/19 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 7/20 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Lock 52 Historical Society of Port Byron, 73 Pine St., Port Byron.                                                                                                             7/21 – 2:00 pm = Old Victory Village Museum, Rt. 38, across from firehouse, Red Creek

July 15th – Walking Tour of Historic Fort Hill Cemetery – Fort Hill Cemetery, 19 Fort St., Auburn.  The Community Preservation Committee will sponsor a walking tour of historic Fort Hill Cemetery. Join tour leader, Laurel Auchampaugh, for an informative tour. Those wishing to participate should meet at Bradley Chapel. Tickets can be purchased at the cemetery on the day of the tour. In case of rain, a history of the Cemetery will be presented inside the historic Bradley Chapel in lieu of the walking tour.  $5/person donation, 1:30 pm.  www.willardchapel.org     315-252-0339

July 15th – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  “Shortbus” will be Rockin in the White Barn on July 15th. They are a blast every time they come to Izzo’s, mark the date on your calendar so you don’t miss out.  3-6pm.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com/events/ 315-283-8095

July 15th – “English Threshing Barns in Southern Cayuga County” – Howland Stone Store Museum, 2956 State Route 34B, Aurora.  Want to know how to date your old barn? Both societal and agricultural issues affected the evolution of threshing barns into the 20th century. This program will include an overview of threshing barns: development in England; framing, raising; scribe and square rule layouts; and tools used. Presenter Greg Wellott has thirty years of experience working on numerous historical timber frames.  7pm.  www.howlandstonestore.org/       315-364-7273

July 17th – Moreland the Magician – Sts. Peter and John Episcopal Church, 169 Genesee St., Auburn.  www.seymourlibrary.org  315-252-2571

July 17th – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., Auburn.  Larry Stamatel & The Swamp Dogs will perform at 6:30 pm.  Movie: Alvin & The Chipmunks- Chipwrecked at 8:30 PM.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

 

                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Elderberry Pond Restaurant – lunch & dinner Wed-Sun.

Tom Thumb Restaurant

Reese’s Dairy Bar

Pumpkin Hill Bistro – lunch & dinner – Mon-Sat, closed Sundays

The Cascade Grill on Owasco Lake opening 5/25

Dorie’s, 238 Main St., Aurora – open Wed-Sun 11am-8pm

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 @ 4:54 pm by Curt
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Tito Puente Jr. Headlines Skaneateles Area Arts Council Gala The Latin magic of Tito Puente Jr. will excite a variety of music lovers, as the “Mambo King” brings his salsa music and dance band to the Skaneateles Area Arts Council gala at Stella Maris Retreat Center July 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. Following the legacy of his father, Tito Puente Jr. evokes passion from his audiences with his own brand of tropical and Latin jazz music and dance. From performing arts centers and symphony halls to casino and jazz festivals worldwide, Tito Puente Jr. has performed in more than 300 shows in the last five years. His 2004 album, “In My Father’s Shoes,” was adapted into a BET Jazz television special. His symphony appearances include Dallas, San Antonio, Colorado and South Bend. Upcoming performances include the Palm Desert Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch. In a special tribute to his father, Tito Puente Jr. appeared on NBC’s two-hour special “The Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem.” He also appeared on the ABC soap opera “One Life to Live,” along with his big band. Puente’s newest CD release, “Got Mambo?” is a mixture of the old and the new, as he takes a musical departure into powerful new music he can truly call his own. Guest artist Bobby Cruz and Hansel & Raul help make this a coming-of-age project for Puente, with the album receiving heavy praise from Latin jazz critics. CNY Fertility/CNY Healing Arts/Dr. Robert J. Kiltz is the title sponsor. Tickets for cocktails, dinner and dancing are $125. VIP tickets are $250. For more information, call Fouad Dietz at 315-685-6655 or go to www.skarts.org.

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July 2012
HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS/EXERCISE MOTIVATION

Date: Monday, July 9th Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm Instructor: Connie Heagerty, CHT Investment: $ 45.00

This workshop will include a group weight loss/exercise hypnosis session, lessons on how to use self-hypnosis and a CD for home use.

ACUPUNCTURE MEETS HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Date: Monday, July 9th 2012 Time: Acup 4:00-5:30pm, Hypno 6:00-7:30 Instructor: Jennifer Adamski, L.Ac., LMT, Reiki Master Investment: $ 90.00

Combining acupuncture with hypnosis is a powerful combination to loose weight as it reinforces the process by addressing underlying issues, stumbling blocks and chemical changes in the body that make loosing weight difficult for many individuals. To better help individuals meet the challenges they face with loosing weight, we have created a program that combines both modalities for safe and effective treatment that works! Half hour acupuncture appointments will be booked from 4:00 to 5:30 PM with Acupuncturist jennifer Adamski. Hypnosis will be with Connie Heagerty, CHT from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

COMMUNITY AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE

Date: Tuesday, July 10th 2012 Time: 4:00-6:00pm Instructor: Jennifer Adamski, L.Ac., LMT, Reiki Master Investment: $ 35.00

If you have always wondered about acupuncture or are experiencing financial hardship that make private sessions unattainable, this is the event for you! Please Note: Appointments are scheduled every 20 min. between the hours of 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Please register earlier with your preferred time slot.

 

CHI-YOGA-NOSIS

Date: Tuesdays – July 17th- August 21st Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm Instructor: Connie Heagerty, CHT Investment: $ 72.00 (six one hour sessions) Drop-in Fee: $ 15.00 (Use ‘DROP-IN CLASSES’ button at the top of page for drop-in registration)

A combination of Tai Chi, Gentle Yoga and Guided Visualization/Self Hypnosis. We honor drop-ins.

STRESS REDUCTION WORKSHOP

Date: Saturday, July 21st Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon Instructor: Connie Heagerty, CHT Investment: $ 45.00

Techniques for stress management are not one size fits all. You must discover what suits you best according to your learning style, personality, personal preferences and lifestyle. This class will help you explore various de-stress techniques that can easily be worked into your everyday schedule. To learn more about the effects of stress see our “News and Articles” section on the web.

GROUP HYPNOSIS FOR SMOKING CESSATION

Date: Monday, July 23rd Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm Instructor: Connie Heagerty, CHT Investment: $ 45.00 includes CD for home use

This group workshop will explain what hypnosis is, how it works and how you can use it to cease smoking. You will undergo a group hypnosis for smoking cessation and be given a CD to use at home as a follow-up to reinforce your hypnosis experience. If you are ready to take control and give up smoking this is the workshop for you!

COMMUNITY AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE

Date: Tuesday, July 24th 2012 Time: 10:30AM-1:00PM Instructor: Jennifer Adamski, L.Ac., LMT, Reiki Master Investment: $ 35.00

If you have always wondered about acupuncture or are experiencing financial hardship that make private sessions unattainable, this is the event for you! Please Note: Appointments are scheduled every 20 min. between the hours of 10:30 Am and 1:00 pm. Please register earlier with your preferred time slot.

 

 

Posted: Sunday, July 1st, 2012 @ 9:16 pm by Curt
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On-going Onondaga County Events!

~  The Onondaga Historical Association Museum is currently featuring the exhibits 100 Years of the New York / Pennsylvania Girl Scouts Exhibit, Take No Prisoners-Political Cartoons Over Time and Place  & Associated Artists of Central New York 85th Anniversary-1926-2012.  For details, call 428-1864 or go to www.CNYHistory.org.

 

~  IMAX Movies:   Born to be Wild, Living Sea, Everest & Tornado Alley are currently showing at the MOST.  For details, call 425-9068 or www.most.org.

 

~  Enjoy animal enrichment activities and demonstrations at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.  Go to their website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511 for details.

 

~  Highland Forest County Park offers horseback riding each weekend.  Call 289-3775 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

 

~  Downtown Farmers Market returns each Tuesday at Clinton Square, downtown ‘til October 9.  Great local produce, flowers, food, crafts & so much more!  Call 422-8284 for details.

 

~  Onondaga Lake Park  – Central New York’s premier park conveniently located on Rt. 370 in Liverpool.  Enjoy a stroll, a ride on the Tram or visit the Salt Museum (weekends only).  Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details. 

 

~  Manlius Historical Society Museum is featuring a new exhibit Moxie – Women in the Military and Life in Our Community During Both World Wars.  For details, call 682-6660.

 

~   Everson Museum of Art features the following exhibits: Blackmon: Other Tales from Home People & Place and Progress: Local Landscapes in Paint and Print.  Call the Everson at 474-6064 or on the website at www.Everson.org.

 

~   CNY Regional Farmers Market is open from 7am to 2pm each Saturday & Sunday (flea market); Market Common shops open daily.  Call 422-8647 for information.

 

~  Red House Arts Center is featuring an exciting exhibit:  The Works of Richard Harvey.  Check out their art classes & other exciting programs as well!  Call 425-0405 or visit www.TheRedHouse.org for info.

 

So much to do at Beaver Lake Nature Center!  Enjoy many fantastic seasonal programs – for details, call 638-2519 or visit www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

 

~  Syracuse Chiefs Baseball is back at Alliance Bank Stadium!  Enjoy great professional baseball with the whole family.  For details call 474-7833 or go to www.SyracuseChiefs.com.

 

 

Continuing thru 6/29/2012

Event:     Friday’s Walk Up Radio

Location:  Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro, 201 South Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Continuing thru 7/20/2012

Event:     Time Out to Fish

Location:  Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge

For More Info:  315-451-6249

 

Continuing thru 9/7/2012

Event:     Exhibit: The Locks of the New York State Canal System

Location:  Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-471-0593

 

Continuing thru 8/4/2012

Event:     Exhibition: Artwork by Beverly McIver & Spencer McClay

Location:  Community Folk Art Center, 805 E Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-442-2371

 

Continuing thru 6/30/2012

Event:     Play:  Altar Boyz

Location:  The Main Stage at Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn

For More Info:  800-457-8897

 

Continuing thru 8/30/2012

Event:     Coleman’s Summer 2012 Thursday Night Block Party

Location:  Coleman’s Irish Pub, 100 S. Lowell Avenue, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-476-1933

 

Continuing thru 6/30/2012

Event:     Exhibit:  Mixed Media from artist Susan Mastine Fix

Location:  bc Restaurant in Armory Square, 247 W Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-701-0636

 

Continuing thru 7/1/2012

Event:     TheaterFIRST Productions presents “La Cage aux Folles”

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-703-3007

 

 

Continuing thru 8/18/2012

Event:     The Pitch – Vignettes of Several Show

Location:  Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn

For More Info:  800-457-8897

 

Continuing thru 8/31/2012

Event:     Free Music & Farmers Market Fridays

Location:  Montezuma Winery, 2981 U.S. Route 20, Seneca Falls

For More Info:  315-568-8190

 

Continuing thru 6/29/2012

Event:     Hanover Square Friday Evening Outdoor Summer Concert Series: Dan Elliott & Wayne Muller, Location:  Hanover Square, 200 E. Water Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-8284

 

Continuing thru 6/30/2012

Event:     Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Presents: Henry IV, Part 1

Location:  Thornden Park Amphitheatre, 201 Ostrum Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-476-1835

 

Starts:  6/27/2012         Ends: 6/30/2012

Event:     Syracuse International Horse Show

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-682-1933

 

Starts:  6/27/2012         Ends: 7/18/2012

Event:     Play:  9 to 5: The Musical

Location:  The Preston H. Thomas Theatre at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, For More Info:  800-457-8897

 

Starts:  6/28/2012         Ends: 6/30/2012

Event:     Marvin Bell & Pat McCool Live at Wise Guys

Location:  Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro, 201 South Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Starts:  6/29/2012         Ends: 6/29/2012

Event:     Friday Music at bc with Joe Whiting

Location:  bc Restaurant in Armory Square, 247 W Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-701-0636

 

 

Starts:  7/2/2012           Ends: 7/31/2012

Event:     Exceptional Exhibition at Central Library

Location:  Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, 447 S. Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-1834

 

Starts:  7/4/2012           Ends: 7/4/2012

Event:     Symphony Syracuse presents an Independence Day Celebration!

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-218-0310

 

Starts:  7/4/2012           Ends: 7/8/2012

Event:     Syracuse Festival

Location:  Inner Harbor, W Kirkpatrick St & Van Rensselaer St, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-477-9400

 

Starts:  7/6/2012           Ends: 7/6/2012

Event:     Opening reception for exhibition by Jason Howard

Location:  Imagine, 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-6263

 

Starts:  7/7/2012           Ends: 7/7/2012

Event:     28th Candlelight Series: Symphony Syracuse Brass Quintet

Location:  Corner of West Jefferson and Franklin Street, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-488-7611

 

Starts:  7/7/2012           Ends: 7/7/2012

Event:     Kicking Daisies at the Syracuse Inner Harbor Festival

Location:  Inner Harbor, W Kirkpatrick St & Van Rensselaer St, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-448-2489

 

Starts:  7/7/2012           Ends: 7/8/2012

Event:     CNY Reining Horse Assoc. “Summer Slide”

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-447-4166

 

Starts:  7/8/2012           Ends: 7/8/2012

Event:     15th Annual Classic Antique and Working Class Truck Show

Location:  Long Branch Park at Onondaga Lake Park, 3813 Long Branch Road, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-687-1165

 

 

Starts:  7/10/2012         Ends: 7/12/2012

Event:     Huck Finn Classic Horse Show

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-682-1933

 

Starts:  7/11/2012         Ends: 8/29/2012

Event:     Sound Garden presents Flicks on the Crick

Location:  Creekwalk in Armory Square, 310 W. Jefferson St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-473-4343

 

Starts:  7/13/2012         Ends: 7/14/2012

Event:     53rd Annual Antique Show and Sale

Location:  Austin Park Pavilion, 1 East Austin Street, Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-5963

 

Starts:  7/13/2012         Ends: 7/14/2012

Event:     Syracuse Astronomical Society Public Observing Session

Location:  Darling Hill Observatory, Strong Road, Tully

For More Info:  315-559-4737

 

Starts:  7/13/2012         Ends: 7/15/2012

Event:     NYS Blues Festival

Location:  Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  7/14/2012         Ends: 7/15/2012

Event:     Gemworld 2012 – Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

Location:  Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-673-1891

 

Starts:  7/15/2012         Ends: 7/27/2012

Event:     Quilting by the Lake

Location:  Onondaga Community College, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-225-1553

 

Starts:  7/20/2012         Ends: 7/20/2012

Event:     Concert: Trampled by Turtles with Jatoba / The Blind Owl Band & more

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

 

Starts:  7/20/2012         Ends: 7/21/2012

Event:     Empire Brewfest 2012

Location:  Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-426-8741

 

Starts:  7/20/2012         Ends: 7/22/2012

Event:     Great American AntiqueFest

Location:  Long Branch section of Onondaga Lake Park, 3813 Longbranch Road, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-686-5789

 

Starts:  7/20/2012         Ends: 7/22/2012

Event:     Middle Eastern Cultural Festival

Location:  St. Elias Church, 4988 Onondaga Road, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-488-0388

 

Starts:  7/20/2012         Ends: 7/22/2012

Event:     Syracuse Nationals – Classic Car Show

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  800-753-3978

 

Starts:  7/22/2012         Ends: 7/22/2012

Event:     Concert:  Blue Moon Afternoon featuring Bruce Hornsby

Location:  Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 West Shore Manor, Jamesville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  7/22/2012         Ends: 7/22/2012

Event:     Concert:  Johnny Mathis

Location:  Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-475-7979

 

Starts:  7/24/2012         Ends: 7/24/2012

Event:     Jim Gaffigan Live

Location:  Mulroy Civic Center, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-2121

 

Starts:  7/27/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

Location:  Columbus Circle, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-8284

 

 

Starts:  7/27/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival

Location:  Clinton Square, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-8284

 

Starts:  7/27/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     Onondaga County 4-H Youth Fair

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-424-9485 x226

 

Starts:  7/27/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show

Location:  Clift Park, 20 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-0552

 

Starts:  7/27/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     The Blue Rain ECOfest & Stage of Nations Festival

Location:  Hanover Square, E. Water St. and S. Warren, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-479-5299

 

Starts:  7/28/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     NYS Boer Goat Show

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-889-5333

 

Starts:  7/29/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     Concert:  Alabama Shakes with special guest TBA

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  7/29/2012         Ends: 7/29/2012

Event:     K-Rock-a-Thon 2012 featuring Korn

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315.472.9111

 

Starts:  7/31/2012         Ends: 7/31/2012

Event:     Concert: Bright Eyes

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

 

Starts:  8/2/2012           Ends: 8/5/2012

Event:     PtHA of NYS “Seeing Spots” & “Lots of Spots” Pinto Shows

Location:  Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-672-5105

 

Starts:  8/3/2012           Ends: 8/3/2012

Event:     Concert:  Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  8/4/2012           Ends: 8/4/2012

Event:     Latino-American Festival 2012

Location:  Ward Bakery Park, 300 Shonnard St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-475-6153

 

Starts:  8/5/2012           Ends: 8/5/2012

Event:     21st Annual Highland Classic Mountain Bike Race

Location:  Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Park Rd., Fabius

For More Info:  315-683-5550

 

Starts:  8/5/2012           Ends: 8/5/2012

Event:     Bavarian Fest

Location:  Long Branch Park at Onondaga Lake Park, 3813 Long Branch Road, Liveprool

For More Info:  315-447-3268

 

Starts:  8/6/2012           Ends: 8/6/2012

Event:     Concert: Rusted Root with You & Yours / Earth Jam

Location:  Papermill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

 

Starts:  8/8/2012           Ends: 8/8/2012

Event:     Concert:  Jane’s Addiction

Location:  Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-475-7979

 

Starts:  8/11/2012         Ends: 8/11/2012

Event:     CNY Scottish Games

Location:  Long Branch section of Onondaga Lake Park, 3813 Longbranch Road, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-463-8876

Posted: Sunday, July 1st, 2012 @ 9:13 pm by Curt
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Sales, Specials in Store (and on the Sidewalk!) at Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival New Duck Dash raises money for charity   Where else but Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival can you find sidewalk sales, art demos, musical entertainment….and a strolling duck?   The Curbstone Festival returns July 19-21 along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event, featuring more than 30 merchants, is organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.   Among the sales and specials sure to delight shoppers:   • Imagine will offer pottery demonstrations at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day, along with 50 percent off a wide array of jewelry, glass, pottery and wood, and many in-store specials.   • The Sherwood Inn will host free tastings of wines from Owera Vineyards from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday.   • Skaneateles Artisans will offer demos from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Linda Bishop will demonstrate freeform weaving Thursday; Teresa Vitale will demonstrate abstract painting techniques Saturday. • Fleur-de-lis Florist will present an inventory clearance, with 75 percent off select ceramic containers, 50 percent off silk flower arrangements, and ribbons galore from 10 cents to $3.   • Rhubarb Kitchen Shop will offer 50 percent off gadgets, acrylic ware and cookware items. • Creekside Books & Coffee will feature clearance items marked down by 50 to 70 percent, drink samples, and a complimentary 16-ounce drink of your choice with $30 book purchase from the café.   Men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, home accessories, pet accessories and stationery goods will also be on sale.   Merchants new to the village that will be participating for the first time are Isadora (58 E. Genesee St.), Lost & Fondue (33 Jordan St.), Endurance Monster (11 Fennell St.) and Hobby House Toys (7 Jordan St.). In addition, HABA USA will sell toys on the M&T Bank lawn.   Also new to this year’s Curbstone Festival is the Duck Dash, a fund-raiser that will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday on Skaneateles Creek, behind the Fennell Street locations of Kinney Drugs and CVS. The carnival-like event will feature food, games, and music by Tumbleweed Jones. Grand prize is $1,000. A Skaneateles YMCA membership will be awarded for the second-place duck; $500 for the third-place duck; Finger Lakes Scuba open water dive instruction and gear for the fourth-place duck; $250 for the fifth- and sixth-place ducks; a Mid-Lakes Navigation dinner cruise for the seventh-place duck; and $100 for the eighth-, ninth-, 10th- and last-place ducks.   Tickets are $5 and are on sale at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, Hairtique, the Skaneateles Historical Society and the Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center (or can be bought from the strolling duck). The event is sponsored by the Bryce Family Foundation and Dave Pirro Ford. Proceeds will benefit Laker Limo, the Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.   As in years past, the Jackman Twins will perform magic, juggling and balloon art each day of the festival from noon to 4 p.m.   Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend: Tom Barnes will perform from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday outside the Skaneateles Library; the Skaneateles Community Band, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Gazebo; and the Finger Lakes Wind Quintet, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday on the porch of the Masonic Temple.   “The Curbstone Festival is a longstanding tradition in the village and an experience not to be missed,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s so popular that people start asking about the date in January and plan their vacations around it.   “While the sidewalk sales are the draw, the Curbstone Festival is so much more,” she says. “We have something for everyone—visitors can take a Mid-Lakes Navigation cruise, try the village’s fine restaurants, and stay overnight at one of our historic inns or B&Bs.”   Parking is available at metered spots along the street or in the municipal lot (accessed through Genesee or State streets), where two-hour parking is free and all-day parking is $2. Free parking is also available at the old firehouse on Fennell Street and on various side streets.   For more information on the Curbstone Festival and to sign up for sales specials throughout the year, go to http://www.skaneateles.com.

Posted: Saturday, June 30th, 2012 @ 7:49 am by Curt
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