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Imagine Offers ‘Visions of Skaneateles’   “Visions of Skaneateles,” featuring watercolors by Lucie Wellner and photographs by James Peluso, will open 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3 and run throughout August at Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles.

The opening is part of the village’s First Friday celebration. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Usual Suspects. Wellner, of Pompey, has been painting with watercolors since 1997. Her work has been seen in some 30 exhibitions throughout the region.

“Landscape is particularly enticing to me because in addition to offering the pleasure of being out of doors, it is where light can be at its fullest or most subtle,” she says. “In watercolors, color is subsumed under the force of light, revealing a reality that is both concrete and luminous, holding an aura that draws the viewer into the world of the painting.”   Peluso, of Skaneateles, is owner of Alexandria Photography. His images in the show were “captured over a period of time, as I saw cool things when I was out and about in Skaneateles,” he says.

Imagine is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It represents artists from across the country and Canada, along with many Central New York artists, to create one of the most diverse contemporary art collections in the area.   The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.   For more information, call (315) 685-6263 or go to www.imagineskaneateles.com or www.facebook.com/imagineskaneateles.

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 3:27 pm by Curt
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August 4th & 5th – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Highland Fling Weekend  – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     Thrill to the lilt of Highland bagpipes in the hills! Wear your kilt and celebrate the mighty Scots with us. Hear Scottish pipe bands; see Highland dancing, games and demonstrations.  10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.   www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446

August 4th & 5th – St. Francis of Assisi Parish Festival – St. Francis of Assisi Church, 299 Clark St., Auburn.  Featuring Italian & American Foods, children’s tent, raffles & gambling, pull tabs, special sponsor – LIFETIME CARE. Free Entertainment: 8/4, “The Blue Lights” 6-10pm 8/5, “The Music Makers of Rochester” 1pm 8/5, “Gary Dunes & The Del Tune” 3-6pm

August 5th - Doll’s, Doll Houses, Old Fashion Toys, and Game – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Education Center,  6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Collectors on hand to show their Victorian Doll Houses & miniature furniture. View the museum’s new country doll house exhibit.  Enjoy music, and a tea party in the herb garden.  Gift shop open, museum tours given, admission & parking free.  Donations always accepted.  Lunch available at a modest price.   www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum  315-252-7644

August 5th – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Dick Eldridge and his daughter, “Like Father, Like Daughter” will be performing in the White barn. This is sure to be a fun time so grab a few friends and stop down.  Free, 2pm-5pm.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery  315-283-8095

August 5th – 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 fee, 10am – dusk.  www.frozen-ocean.com  315-784-5466

August 7th  - Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn . Joe Whiting Band will perform at 6:30 p.m.  Movie: The Muppets at 8:30 PM, Rated PG.  On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Crhis Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary, and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tributeband called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

August 7th – “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Weedsport Free Library, 2795 E. Brutus St., Weedsport.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  11am, free.   http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 10:21 am by Curt
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August 3rd – Cornfield 5K/Mile Trail Walk – Morgan Farms, 1131 Number 1 Road, Union Springs.  Entry fee includes FREE kids games and tote bag to U-pick FREE sweet corn or tomatoes to take home. Food and drinks available for sale. Featuring a scenic off road grass trail between sweet corn, pumpkin and soybean fields on the farm.  $15/advamce, $20/at the event, or $30/family, 5:00 pm with race. 6:00 pm with walk.  www.unionspringsnow.com  315-952-2281

August 3rd & 4th – “Last Call At The Oasis” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Filmmaker Jessica Yu examines the looming global water crisis and what can be done to avoid it in this documentary. Last Call at the Oasis also examines what can be done to help save our freshwater supplies before it’s too late. The film received its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 8/3 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 8/4, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

August 4th  – Niles Farmers Market – Niles Town Hall, 5923 New Hope Rd,, Moravia.  Fresh produce & home baked goods. Every Saturday through October.  10am – 3pm.  315-730-6278

August 4th    - 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

August 4th –  ”The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Boyle Center. 149 Genesee St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  11am, free.  http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

August 4th – Wheat Harvest Festival & Parade – Rural Life Museum, 920 State Route 34B, King Ferry.  Community parade, horse drawn rides, agricultural museum, schoolhouse museum, crafts, vendors, wheat harvest demonstration, entertainment and food.   www.genoahistorical.org   315-364-8202

August 4th – Cayuga Village Waterfront and Music Festival – Frontenac Park, Cayuga.  Youth Fishing Derby – 7 A.M. till Noon, Boater’s Parade – 2:30 P.M.,  Live Music – 3 P.M. till 10 P.M., Fireworks – 9:30 P.M. from Lake.  Also: Farmers Market, Craft Show, Wine Tasting, & Great Food.  315-403-9392

August 4th & 5th – Hot Days/Cool Whites – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Check out some cool whites for those dog days of August.  Chilled semi-dry Riesling is perfect by the pool or on a picnic!  www.cjsvineyards.com  315-730-4619

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 10:19 am by Curt
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August 1st – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 -  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 – Ron Spencer Band. www.auburndowntown.org/      315-252-7874

August 2nd – Band: Shonuff – Market Place Park, Market St., Auburn.  Snonuff will perform at Market Street Park at 6:30 pm.., free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

August 2nd – 4th   - “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnGathering Blue – Book by: Richard Hellesen, adapted from Lois Lowry – Music by: Michael Silversher, Lyrics by: Joy Sikorski   It is the Time after The Ruin–and Kira, a young disabled weaver, is orphaned in a world that sacrifices its old, its weak, and its artists. When a magistrate who recognizes Kira’s skill rescues her, she is tasked with applying her craft to the preservation of the past and to the visualizing of the future.

Gettysburg – Book, Music, and Lyrics by: Jim & Deborah Schmitt                                                              It’s the spring of 1861 and two soldiers, best of friends, find they no longer serve side by side in the same army, but now command troops on opposing sides of the Civil War. Separated for two years, they are reunited on a battlefield south of the quaint Pennsylvania village of Gettysburg. The residents of Gettysburg never thought the war would reach their doors, and yet they find themselves embroiled in the midst in this epic battle.  8/2  7:30pm, 8/3  8pm, 8/4  5 & 8pm, tickets $20.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

August 3rd – Strawberry Jam-Boree Summer Festival – Strawberry Fields, Route 20, West of County Line Rd., Skaneateles.   Face-painting, alpacas, fun bounce house, fresh fruit and homegrown produce, caricatures drawn, clown, food, demonstrations, live music & more…  3-7pm.  www.strawberryfieldsupick.com/  315-751-5657

August 3rd – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Join 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 food  is onsite by The Wheelhouse Restaurant.   5-7pm, free.   www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271

August 3rd  – First Friday Events:                                                                          SHAKESPEARE AND SEWARD – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.   As part of the First Friday event, the Seward House Museum will host the Ithaca Shakespeare Company and their production of “Taming of the Shrew” on Friday, August 3rd 6:00PM. The performance will take place in the Seward House garden and is free and open to the public.  The Seward House invites the people to bring picnics, snacks, drinks, blankets, and lawn chairs to come and enjoy this special ‘First Friday’ event. The Seward House will provide cookies and punch as well as entertainment for kids and families starting at 5pm before the 6pm performance.  Free.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

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. 5-8pm, free.

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 9:40 am by Curt
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July 27th & 28th – “Goodbye First Love” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Mia Hansen-Love returns with GOODBYE FIRST LOVE, an acutely perceptive portrait of a bright young woman in the wake of her first romance. Fifteen-year-old Camille (Lola Creton) is a serious girl who has fallen in love with the cheerful Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky), an older boy who returns her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the world. When he leaves her to travel, she is devastated, but develops over the following years, into a more fully formed woman, with new interests and a new love – and the possibility that she’ll be less defenseless when Sullivan enters her life again. Hansen-Love’s follow up to the award-winning THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN is filled with scenes that showcase her extraordinary ability to evoke moods and feelings. The story of a young woman’s first romance is made into a singular experience, familiar in its broad strokes and yet so specific that it feels uniquely personal.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 7/27, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 7/28, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

July 28th & 29th – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Knights and Heroes Weekend – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     Yaar!! Those pirates are invading the Shire with swashbuckling adventure, comedy and song. Join our Pirate Costume Competition for kids and adults; and see pirate swordplay shows and antics throughout the day.  10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.   www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446

July 28th & 29th – Fifty-Mile Long Garage Sale – Route 90 from Montezuma to Homer.  Hundreds of vendors selling antiques, collectibles and much more.  Food vendors on the way as well.  Rain or shine.  Shop in any direction.  9am till dusk.  www.tourcayuga.com  800-499-9615

July 29th – Hogs & Dogs 2012 – Deauville Island – Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  All proceeds benefit SPCA’s Spray & Neuter fund. Registration 10am-noon @ SPCA. Ride leaves SPCA at noon with leg stretcher/refreshment grabber at Lake Cumo Inn. Party at Deauville Island at 2pm, music, BBQ, good friends anmd group photo. Live music by “Last Train Out”. $20 includes BBQ, music, 50/50 raffle & thank you gift.  $20/admission, 2-5pm.  315-253-5841

July 30th & August 6th   – 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.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

  July 31st – Storytime on the Lawn – Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn.  Storytime on the lawn with pirate Captain Jack.  11am, free.  www.seymourlibrary.org  315-252-3571

July 31st  - Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., Auburn.  Mark Doyle & The Maniacs will perform at 6:30 p.m.  Movie: Puss In Boots at 8:30 PM  Rated PG  Long before meeting Shrek, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas)- just named a hero for saving a woman from a charging bull – is run out of town on suspicion of bank robbery, even though the real villain is Puss’ friend, Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis). Though there is still animosity between them, Puss and Humpty reunite to steal a goose that lays golden eggs. Joining them for the adventure of nine lifetimes is notorious cat burglar, Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek).  Free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 9:38 am by Curt
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