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SKARTS Presents Creative Conversations With Bruce Coville,
Moderated by Patience Brewster
Internationally acclaimed children’s author and educator Bruce Coville will be the featured speaker in the next installment of Creative Conversations, presented by the Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS).

The program, moderated by artist and entrepreneur Patience Brewster, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Loft at 42 Genesee St., Skaneateles.

The two will discuss Coville’s prolific work, life and business, and then take questions from the audience.

Coville, who often works with his wife, Kathy, an illustrator, has more than 18 million copies in print. His 100-plus titles include the international bestseller “My Teacher Is an Alien,” along with “Aliens Ate My Homework” the Unicorn Chronicles series and a Shakespearean series for children. He has won numerous awards and honors, including “Children’s Choice” awards from more than a dozen states, and has been named “Best Local Author” by readers of the Syracuse New Times.

In 2002, he founded Full Cast Audio, an audiobook publishing company that produces full-cast, unabridged recordings of children’s and young adult literature.

Coville says the inspiration for many of his stories comes from his early life in Upstate New York. He grew up 20 miles north of Syracuse, around the corner from his grandparents’ dairy farm, where he spent “a great deal of time dodging cows and chores as well as I was able,” so that he could devote time to reading.

As befits an author, Coville has had a storied career, serving as a teacher, toymaker, magazine editor, gravedigger and cookware salesman before becoming a full-time writer.

Moderator Patience Brewster is an artist, author, illustrator and longtime friend of Coville. Since signing her first book contract at the age of 25, she has illustrated more than 34 books, working in a style that is immediately recognizable. Brewster founded her greeting card company in 2002 and the company’s Ornaments and Gifts Division in 2008. She is the sole creative force behind Patience Brewster Inc., which has sales around the world.

“SKARTS launched Creative Conversations last year to feature local artists and thought leaders in our community and create awareness of how art affects us all,” says Holland Gregg, the organization’s president. “Each program features a thought-leader moderator conversing with an artist, musician, performer or writer. More than 90 people attended our first Creative Conversations, and we expect this event will be equally successful and thought provoking.”

The Loft at 42 Genesee St. is owned by Dr. Robert Kiltz and was recently renovated to include five levels of meeting and living space. The space features architectural lighting, original brick walls and a glass elevator. The event will use two levels of the structure. Hors d’oeuvres will be served on the street level and the presentation will be held on the lake level, one floor down.

Sponsors include Dr. Robert Kiltz, The Loft at 42 Genesee St., Patience Brewster Inc., Group M Communications and Skaneateles Talk. Coville and Brewster have graciously contributed their time to the event, as have other local groups and individuals.

Tickets may be purchased for $25 at http://skarts.org/tickets/. Attendance is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are requested by Feb. 24.

SKARTS, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, works to celebrate the visual and performing arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community. The council presents cultural programming, offers free concerts at the gazebo in Clift Park, and issues grants to artists and arts organizations in the Skaneateles area.

For more information, contact Jean Vincent at info@vincentmccabe.com or visit http://skarts.org.

 

Posted: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 @ 9:56 am by Curt
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Made in New York is an annual exhibit featuring artists 18 and older who reside in New York. This year’s exhibit will be juried by Michael Sickle, Retired Professor of Art of Syracuse University, and Kim Waale, Professor of Art & Director of the Studio Art Program at Cazenovia College.

 

 

Date(s): 03/29/2014, 03/30/2014, 04/01/2014, 04/02/2014, 04/03/2014, 04/04/2014, 04/05/2014, 04/06/2014, 04/08/2014, 04/09/2014, 04/10/2014, 04/11/2014, 04/12/2014, 04/13/2014, 04/15/2014, 04/16/2014, 04/17/2014, 04/18/2014, 04/19/2014, 04/20/2014, 04/22/2014, 04/23/2014, 04/24/2014, 04/25/2014, 04/26/2014, 04/27/2014, 04/29/2014, 04/30/2014, 05/01/2014, 05/02/2014, 05/03/2014, 05/04/2014, 05/06/2014, 05/07/2014, 05/08/2014, 05/09/2014, 05/10/2014, 05/11/2014, 05/13/2014, 05/14/2014, 05/15/2014, 05/16/2014, 05/17/2014, 05/18/2014, 05/20/2014, 05/21/2014, 05/22/2014, 05/23/2014, 05/24/2014, 05/25/2014
Location: Schweinfurth Art Center
205 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: Tues.-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1-5pm
Cost: Admission $6/adults, Art Center members and children under 12 are always free
Telephone: 315-255-1553
Email: mail@schweinfurthartcenter.org
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Saturday, February 1st, 2014 @ 6:00 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Experience Mardi Gras at its finest along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail at our annual Mardi Gras event. It’s all about the beads and this year everyone will receive a specialty prize to help with the festivities. Check your Scavenger Hunt card number as you visit each winery. The Scavenger Hunt will continue so make sure to figure out the clues or riddles to win a sampler case of fine wines from the trail.

At your starting point winery you’ll receive a wine glass, wine and food pairings and recipe cards at each winery plus those incredible beads.

Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes.

When placing your order make sure to include your zip code in the shopping cart area for correct shipping and sales tax.

You can purchase your tickets here online, by calling our (800# ) 1-800-684-5217 or purchase at any area Wegmans-six weeks before the event

Checkout our complete packages– accommodation, transportation and tickets to the event. (by mid-Oct.)

We recommend that if you are part of BUS GROUP, you place all ticket orders on the same order to ensure you will all receive the same starting point. If you purchased your ticket separately, please notify the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail office at 1-800-684-5217 so we can verify you have the same starting point. Groups of 20 or more will only be accepted if routed by the Cayuga Wine Trail office to ensure we continue to have a smooth flow of customers throughout the day. We reserve the right to limit the number of large groups purchasing tickets to our events. If you are interested in booking a large group please contact us at 1-800-684-5217 or email at info@cayugawinetrail.com”>info@cayugawinetrail.com.

Tickets to our events cannot be REFUNDED As of 2/23/14 tickets WILL NOT be mailed. A receipt will be emailed to the email address supplied by PayPal. Please print this receipt and bring it to your starting winery as proof of purchase. Your name will be on a list at the door. If you have any questions please call 1-800-684-5217.

 

Date(s): 03/01/2014, 03/02/2014
Location: Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
Cayuga Lake Area, NY
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $30/advance ticket. $35/at the door, $25/designated driver
Telephone: 800-684-5217
Email: info@cayugawinetrail.com
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Saturday, February 1st, 2014 @ 5:59 pm by Nakeia Endres
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February 1, 2014

 

After writing Sure Signs: Stories Behind the Historical Markers of Central New York, Howard Ford wrote Some Call it Treason, a novel about a young English couple and their friend who, together, visited the American colonies and joined the rebels just before the Revolution. The second book in the series, In All Cases Whatsoever, released in 2012, reflects the unwavering arrogance of the English government, an attitude largely responsible for the war. Those who fought the Revolution, whether soldier or spy, were not only brave, but cunning and resourceful, and worthy of our attention for their fortitude. A Just Cause is the third and final book in this exciting historical fiction trilogy. Ford is retired from the financial services industry. He and his wife, Ann, live in upstate New York.

Location: Downtown Books and Coffee
66 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-515-3411

Posted: Friday, January 31st, 2014 @ 4:23 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Saturday, February 01, 2014

Winter Family Fun Day! (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Winter Fun for Everyone! Bring your family out to Baltimore Woods for an afternoon of pure winter fun! We’ll give you a little taste of what our winter nature day camps are all about, including sliding, snow forts, hot cocoa, and a snowball fight! Sign up for winter camp that day and get a FREE ticket to a campers-only frog catching party! This event is FREE. Please register so we have enough cocoa. Be sure to dress warmly!

Contact Info : Baltimore Woods Nature Center 4007 Bishop Hill Road Marcellus, NY (315) 673-1350 Email : info@baltimorewoods.org Url:http://www.baltimorewoods.org/ 

 

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Pasta Cooking Class (6:00 pm)
Learn the fundamentals of preparing your favorite types of pasta under the skilled tutelage of our dynamic Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team during this hands-on class. After honing your skills, enjoy dinner in the company of your classmates and instructors!    $75 per person.

Contact Info : Inns of Aurora 315-364-8888 Email : Info@innsofaurora.com Url: http://innsofaurora.com/events-meeting/calendar-of-events/

Trivia Night @ LakeHouse Pub (8:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Bring your friends and form a team to compete in a FREE trivia game every week at LakeHouse Pub! Questions come from all genres, and there are prizes to win for top placing teams each week! Come back week after week to compete in the 8 week trivia seasons.

Contact Info : LakeHouse Pub: (315) 554-8194 Email : syracusetrivia@gmail.com Url: http://syracusetrivianight.com/ 

 

Friday, February 07, 2014

Writers’ Retreat Weekend (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Join working authors, writing instructors, and your literary peers for a weekend of constructive workshopping, and lessons in topics such as crafting non-fiction narrative to poetry writing. Take the weekend to seek refuge from the day-to-day hustle and bustle to finish that novel you’ve been working on for years, or to further hone the final elements of a work-in-progress. Please call 315.364.8885 for further information on special pricing for non-overnight guests. $550 per person, including accommodations; $850 per couple

Contact Info : Inns of Aurora 315.364.8888 Email : Info@innsofaurora.com Url: http://innsofaurora.com/events-meeting/calendar-of-events/ 

Blowin’ Red Fundraiser (5:00 pm)
Snake Oil Glassworks announces their 4th Annual Blowin’ Red event in support of the American Heart Association’s Wear Red for Women Day on Friday, February 7th from 5-9pm. Back by popular demand, this fundraising event is not to be missed. There will be a silent auction of items from local artists & vendors, handmade red glass from the Snake Oil Glassworks hot shop, & red refreshments. The highlight of the evening will be our “Hot-on-the Pipe” live auction where you can bid on pieces of hand blown glass as they are being made. Come join the fun and wear red! Requested $10.00 donation. Bring your checkbook – it’s all for a good cause.

Contact Info : Peg Austin (315) 685-5091 Email : snakeoilglassworks@gmail.com Url: http://www.snakeoilglassworks.com 

 

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Local Harvest Dinner: Conversation & Cuisine (4:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
What does the organic standard really mean? What are some options for eating more local on a budget? Is there a difference between pasteurized and free-range poultry? While staying true to the “roots” of this program, this year we are excited to present an expert panel of local farmers led by moderator Neil Miller of Farmshed CNY to answer your local food and farming questions. A scrumptious dinner crafted by Chef Luke Houghton using locally-sourced ingredients will follow. Bring your friends for an evening of conversation and cuisine! $25 for members; $40 for nonmembers.

Contact Info : Baltimore Woods Nature Center 4007 Bishop Hill Road Marcellus, NY (315) 673-1350 Email : info@baltimorewoods.org Url:http://www.baltimorewoods.org/ProgramsAndEvents/LocalHarvestDinner/ 

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Trivia Night @ LakeHouse Pub (8:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Bring your friends and form a team to compete in a FREE trivia game every week at LakeHouse Pub! Questions come from all genres, and there are prizes to win for top placing teams each week! Come back week after week to compete in the 8 week trivia seasons.

Contact Info : LakeHouse Pub: (315) 554-8194 Email : syracusetrivia@gmail.com Url: http://syracusetrivianight.com/ 

 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day Sparkling Wine Dinner (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Toast your loved one with this limited menu four-course dinner. Each course will be paired with a sparkling wine from around the globe–from sparkling whites, to reds, to rosés. $120 per person.

Contact Info : Inns of Aurora 315.364.8888 Email : Info@innsofaurora.com Url: http://innsofaurora.com/events-meeting/calendar-of-events/ 

Sweetheart Snowshoe (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Program for Adults Bring your valentine for a romantic, lantern-lit snowshoe for two through the evening woods. Together, you’ll discover romantic notes hidden along the trail, and share some quiet moments outdoors. Then, warm up indoors with hot drinks and decadent desserts. Limited to 20 couples, registration is required. Snowshoes provided. Members $20/couple; nonmembers $30/couple.

Contact Info : Call (315) 673-1350 to register. Baltimore Woods Nature Center Marcellus, NY 13108 Email : info@baltimorewoods.org Url:http://www.baltimorewoods.org/ProgramsAndEvents/Calendar/ 

 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Snow Day Yoga For Kids (11:00 am – 12:00 noon)
It’s an indoor Snow Yoga Day! We will do lots of fun yoga poses and yoga-inspired games as we learn about snow and become the animals that have a snow day every time it snows here at Baltimore Woods. Ages 5-9. $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers.

Contact Info : Call (315) 673-1350 to sign up. Email : info@baltimorewoods.org Url: http://www.baltimorewoods.org/ProgramsAndEvents/Calendar/ 

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Trivia Night @ LakeHouse Pub (8:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Bring your friends and form a team to compete in a FREE trivia game every week at LakeHouse Pub! Questions come from all genres, and there are prizes to win for top placing teams each week! Come back week after week to compete in the 8 week trivia seasons.

Contact Info : LakeHouse Pub: (315) 554-8194 Email : syracusetrivia@gmail.com Url: http://syracusetrivianight.com/ 

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Star Party: Brilliant Winter Skies (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
The giant planet Jupiter will be in prime viewing position all night long, as well as the brilliant winter skies surrounding the constellation Orion. Uranus and Neptune will also be visible early. Dress warmly. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. Back-up date: Feb 22nd.

Contact Info : Call (315) 673-1350 to register. Email : info@baltimorewoods.org Url: http://www.baltimorewoods.org/ProgramsAndEvents/Calendar/ 

 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sun Party (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Our sun is the nearest star and is often overlooked by those who watch the night skies. The sun has been at its peak activity this past year with an abundance of sunspots, solar flares, and other features that are fascinating to watch and can also move and change shapes within several minutes. Come out and observe the sun through specially-filtered telescopes and see what it looks like up-close and personal. A great way to warm up on a winter afternoon! Back-up date Feb 23rd. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

Contact Info : Call (315) 673-1350 to register. Email : info@baltimorewoods.org Url: http://www.baltimorewoods.org/ProgramsAndEvents/Calendar/

Hermann J. Wiemer Wine Dinner (6:30 pm)
Hermann J. Wiemer was a pioneer of Finger Lakes wine, bringing with him skills and traditions of his native Germany. Some fifty years later, the Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard is one of the premier producers of Riesling in the United States. Our epicurean dinner will feature an array of Wiemer wines, paired with a five-course meal presented by the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team. $100 per person, inclusive.

Contact Info : Inns of Aurora 315.364.8888 Email : Info@innsofaurora.com Url: http://innsofaurora.com/events-meeting/calendar-of-events/ 

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trivia Night @ LakeHouse Pub (8:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Bring your friends and form a team to compete in a FREE trivia game every week at LakeHouse Pub! Questions come from all genres, and there are prizes to win for top placing teams each week! Come back week after week to compete in the 8 week trivia seasons.

Contact Info : LakeHouse Pub: (315) 554-8194 Email : syracusetrivia@gmail.com Url: http://syracusetrivianight.com/ 

 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Wellness Retreat Weekend (3:00 pm)
Enjoy a weekend of wellness workshops with Elizabeth Naylor, Holistic & Applied Clinical Nutritionist and founder of Ebenezer Wellness; Laura Coburn, yogi & meditation expert; and Stephanie Williams, beekeeper & lavender farm owner & operator. Spend your days learning from skilled instructors, while enjoying a respite in luxury on the serene shore of Cayuga Lake. Please call 315.364.8820 for further information. Space is limited, and will be reserved quickly! $850 per person, including accommodations, instruction, and meals; $1400 per couple.

Contact Info : 315-364-8888 Email : Info@innsofaurora.com Url: http://innsofaurora.com/events-meeting/calendar-of-events/ 

Posted: Friday, January 31st, 2014 @ 4:23 pm by Nakeia Endres
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