Jamie Cassavoy olive branch necklace
Jewelry Expo Opens at Imagine
Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will host a jewelry expo throughout May, featuring works by seven contemporary silversmiths. The exhibition opens May 6 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the village’s First Friday celebration. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Pond Creek Bogstompers.
The artists featured are:
• Ann Allen, of Gulfport, Fla. Allen handcrafts earrings, necklaces, bracelets and Wonder Woman cuffs. Her designs are noted for their spirals, squiggles, stars, moons, lightning bolts, triangles and hearts.
• Sandy Baker, of New York. Baker’s wearable sculptures are distinguished by their modern, clean lines and artistry. She was named one of the top 100 jewelry designers in the last 30 years by National Jeweler magazine.
• Julia Britell, of Pittsfield, Mass. Britell uses sterling silver, gold, semi-precious stones and a variety of other materials to create elegant, charismatic pieces that marry traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge sensibility.
• Cindy Callahan, of Silver Spring, Md. Callahan, whose jewelry is classic but contemporary, has been producing an ever-evolving line of fabricated silver jewelry for the past 25 years. Her current designs combine beach stones with pearls and sand dollars.
• Jamie Cassavoy, of Decatur, Ga. Cassavoy & Company handcrafts original jewelry that connects the wearer to nature’s elemental beauty. Each piece expresses its own organic form, with gracefully curving leaves, branches and flowers.
• Susan Packard, of Sugar Hill, N.H. Packard uses sterling silver, gold fill, handmade foils, and brass to create her jewelry, which is inspired by nature.
• Kenneth Pillsworth, of Vineyard Haven, Mass. Pillsworth, whose designs are clean and geometric, works in mixed metals, anodized aluminum, titanium and sterling, and sterling and gold.
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 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 315-685-6263 or go to http://www.imagineskaneateles.com
CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM 131 GENESEE STREET AUBURN, NY 13021 315-255-1658
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Wednesday, April 6 – Sunday, May 29 – Made in NY – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Annual juried exhibit of NYS artists. Exhibited works typically include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture created within the last three years. Suggested adult admission $3. Members/Children under 12 Free. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
Wednesday, April 6 – Sunday, May 1 – Two Hundred Years of Partnership: First Presbyterian Church and the Community – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The exhibition, features photographs, paintings, documents and mementos from the Church dating back to 1811. The show traces the important people, places and events that defined the institution from when it first opened on North and Fulton streets, to when the steeple came down on the second building in 1973, to its modern facility on South Street. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum (315) 253-8051
Sunday, April 3 – Frozen Ocean Motorcross 2011 Races – Frozen Ocean, 4415 Vanderstous Rd., Auburn. CNYMRA District 3/WNY Racing. AMA Sanctioned Event. Practice 8:30am, racing 10am-dusk. Admission $10 gate fee. www.frozen-ocean.com (315) 784-5466
Wednesday, April 6 – Man in the Moon Bake Shoppe Opening – Bake Shoppe, Corner of Route 34B and Route 90, King Ferry – Stop by for a cup of fresh brewed coffee, delicious desserts, breakfast cakes, and much more. www.maninthemooncheesecake.com (315) 364-5165
Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10 – The Curious Savage – Cayuga Community College Irene Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Auburn Players Community Theatre presents a 50th Anniversary Production of John Patrick’s “The Curious Savage”, directed by Samuel V. Kennedy III. A gentle comedy for all ages about the “sensible” occupants of a 50’s era Sanitarium and how they cope with the addition of a new elderly tenant who has hidden her ten million dollar inheritance from her irritable son, the Senator along with her son the Judge, and a scheming daughter. Apr. 8 & 9 at 8pm, Apr. 10 at 2pm. Tickets $12. Seniors & students discounts available at the door. Call for reservations. www.auburnplayers.net (315) 258-8275
Friday, April 8, Saturday, April 9 – Film ? Made in Dagenham – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. A film about an autoworkers strike, Rita O’Grady, an ordinary woman, finds herself in a fight for equal rights, and ends up achieving something extraordinary. The movie skillfully balances issues of class and gender equality and makes you care deeply about them–and about these people struggling for basic fairness. And it’s funny, sad, and genuinely stirring. Simply a marvelous movie, not to be missed. Apr. 8th 1pm & 8pm. Apr. 9th 8pm. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Saturday, April 9 – Visit the Vintner Day – Cayuga Lake Wineries, East Side of Cayuga Lake. An event for lovers of wine & discovery. Pick up your passport, map & itinerary at any one of the Cayuga East wineries – King Ferry Winery, Long Point Winery, Izzo’s White Barn Winery, CJS Vineyards, Heart & Hands Wine Co., Dill’s Run Vineyard or Bet the Farm Winery. Visit each to taste wines & talk with the winemakers about various aspects of wine making. A chance to ask those questions you’ve always had about the art of wine making and viticulture. Free. 11AM – 4PM. www.treleavenwines.com (800) 439-5271
Saturday, April 9 – Zabriskie Folk Series – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main Street, Route 90, Aurora. Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador with a career spanning 30 years, and the sizzlingly talented California cellist Natalie Haas have a performance partnership of ten years duration. They have been featured on NPR’s Performance Today, Thistle & Shamrock and Mountain Stage, and represented Scotland at the Smithsonian Museum’s Folklife Festival. 8pm. $15/adults, $12/seniors, $10/students and children. http://morganoperahouse.org/MOH.htm (315) 364-5437
Sunday, April 10 – Artists Talks – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. This talk will feature an exhibiting artist from Made in NY 2011. Each artist will discuss their own artwork as well as what it means to be a regional artist. Free and open to the public. 2pm. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
Sunday, April 10 – Free Cayuga Museum Tour – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Guided tours of the exhibit Two Hundred Years of Partnership: First Presbyterian Church and the Community and the Case Research Lab from 1-4pm. Tours will be led by local experts, Ann Wiley and David Atkins. Ann Wiley is historian for First Presbyterian Church and guest curator for Two Hundred Years of Partnership. David Atkins is a retired engineer and local expert on the science behind Ted Case’s inventions. Free. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum 315-253-8051
Tuesday, April 12 – Sunday, April 17 – FRANK FERRANTE in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in a fast pace 90 minutes of hilarity. Tickets: $26. Apr. 12, 13, 14, 17 @ 2PM., Apr. 14, 15, 16 @ 7:30PM. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Wednesday, April 13 – Jeanette Walls ’Literacy: the Keys to the Castle’ Lecture & Book Signing – Auburn High School Auditorium, 250 Lake Ave., Auburn – Foundation”s Inspiring Speaker Series featuring Jeanette Walls. 7:30PM. Tickets $35, available on website, at Auburn Downtown Books & Coffee or Creekside Books in Skaneateles. www.auburnedfoundation.org (315) 255-8827
Thursday, April 14 – Spring Wine Dinner – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd (off Route 90), King Ferry. Celebrate spring and Delight in Deliciousness at King Ferry Winery! Our annual Spring Wine Dinner featuring locally-sourced foods will be held on Thursday, April 14, at 6 pm. Come meet the winemaker and the owners, enjoy a great meal, and savor our award-winning wines. Dinner will be catered by Leslie Muhlhahn of Just Desserts catering in Ithaca NY. Reservations are required, so call by April 9th to save your spot – $50/person. www.treleavenwines.com (800) 439 5271
Friday, April 15 – 6th Annual Spring Poetry Reading – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Join Jim Delaney, literature instructor at Cayuga & Onondaga Community Colleges for an evening of poetry. Refreshments will be served. Reading will take place from 7-9pm. To share your poetry at the event, contact Jim Delaney at 315-252-5934. Co-sponsored by Auburn’s YMCA-WEIUs Writer’s Voice Program, this event is free and open to the public. www.myartcenter.org
Friday, April 15 – Film – The Elephant in the Living Room – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. The Elephant in the Living Room is a documentary film about the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world as common household pets. Director Michael Webber follows the journey of two men at the heart of the issue. One, Tim Harrison, a man whose mission is to protect exotic animals and the public, and the other, Terry Brumfield, a big-hearted man who struggles to keep his two pet African lions that he loves like his own family. Apr. 15th 1pm & 8pm. Tickets $8. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Saturday, April 16 – Spring Fling Open House – Dickman Farms, 13 Archie Street, Auburn. Here we grow again! Kick off the season with food, music and fun for everyone all day long! 8am-5pm. www.dickmanfarms.com (315) 253-3030
Saturday, April 16 – Natural Egg Dying – Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Rd, Sterling. See what colors you can get from your pantry just in time for the spring table. Go back to nature with this fun and entertaining program using natural dyes to color your eggs. Please bring your own boiled eggs to dye. An adult should accompany children. Free at 1pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark (315) 947-6143
Sunday, April 17- Frozen Ocean Motorcross 2011 Races – Frozen Ocean, 4415 Vanderstous Rd., Auburn. CNYMRA District 3/WNY Racing. Yamaha Contingency. AMA Sanctioned Event. Practice 8:30am, racing 10am-dusk. Admission $10 gate fee. www.frozen-ocean.com (315) 784-5466
Monday, April 18 – Party in the Park – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. – 1-3:30PM, Admission $4. $1 per ticket or $8 adm & inflatables. Grand opening of Reva’s new outdoor inflatable park. Rides, games, food, first 20 admitted get a t-shirt! www.reva-rollerdorme.com (315) 252-8225
Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22 – Spring Art Break – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Art breaks incorporate high quality art making instruction with art history, gallery visits, class discussion, and other unique art-based experiences. Sign your child up for a day or the whole week. Age 6-8 – Illustration and collage activities will show students that a picture is worth a thousand words. Age 9-12 – Make art with hermit crabs, sand, and materials found in nature. 9:30-11:30am. All Week: $70 members/$95 non-members. Per Day: $15 members/$20 non-members. www.myartcenger.com (315) 255-1553
Tuesday, April 19 – Pigout Party – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee Street, Auburn. 1-3:30PM, Admission $6.50. All you can eat pizza, soda, sno-cones, cotton candy & popcorn. Pig calling contest! www.reva-rollerdrome.com (315) 252-8225
Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …. did you know …..
.… that the Women’s Championships will make its third trip to Syracuse and 10th visit to the Empire State. The tournament previously was held in Syracuse in1940 and 1954. Both events were held at the Jefferson Bowling Academy and attracted 1,185 and 4,538 teams, respectively. The Women’s Championships has been held in 56 different cities since it began in 1916.
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The Syracuse community is thrilled to welcome each and every United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships competitor, along with their families and friends, to the heart beat of sports in New York State! We understand that throughout the nearly 100-day-long event, over 30,000 female bowlers will travel to Syracuse from every state, as well as several countries. Our community is ready to roll out the red carpet and provide you with the royal treatment.
Whether you’re pairing your bowling experience with a girlfriends’ getaway, family vacation, or you’re simply here to bowl, be sure to let the Greater Syracuse area surprise you!
You’ll find attractions, dining, outdoor activities, pampering and amenities to suit your mood and wallet.
Be sure to hop on one of the fabulous sightseeing tours set up by Caz Limo, the exclusive provider of bus transportation during the 2011 USBC Women’s Championships, to tour beyond the Greater Syracuse area. (To use this transportation service, you must purchase a VIP boarding pass, available at Caz Limo). Trip options include the quaint and picturesque Finger Lakes village of Skaneateles; a wine tour through the Finger Lakes, Turning Stone Casino and Spa, and Niagara Falls paired with shopping at the Waterloo Outlets.
Everyone in the Greater Syracuse area is excited about this event and looks forward to welcoming you with our signature and award-winning Central New York hospitality! For Hotel reservations contact Skaneateles Suites.
Wishing you an enjoyable stay and successful bowling,
- The Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sycamore Hill Gardens
Mother’s Day Annual Garden Tour and Art Exhibit Promise Spring Delights
On Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8th, 2011 from 11am to 4pm, the private gardens at Sycamore Hill Gardens, 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus, will be open to the public. The over 30 acres of themed gardens feature 500,000 flowering bulbs, 700 varieties of trees, thousands of perennials, an evergreen maze, a folly, and ponds filled with colorful Japanese Koi fish waiting to be fed. Sculpture and statuary are strategically placed throughout. In the bell gardens, visitors ring bells and sound gongs, layering the gardens with an audible texture.
Encouraged to enjoy the gardens, people bring picnics, spread out blankets, and linger all day. Opportunities for nature photography, outdoor painting and drawing abound.
Browse the Art Exhibit and enjoy unique works of art for sale by talented local artists. Find special pieces to treasure, as well as gifts for summer weddings and other occasions.
Events are held rain or shine. The garden is handicapped accessible. Parking is free.
?All proceeds benefit Baltimore Woods Nature Center.
Tickets are $5.50 on-line at www.baltimorewoods.org or by credit card at (315) 673-1350, and $5 at area locations through May 1st. On-line ticket sales end May 1st.
After May 1st, tickets are $10 at all sale locations and at the gate. Children under 8, free admission.
Buy tickets in Marcellus at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Key Bank, the Chocolate Pizza Company; in Skaneateles at Creekside Books and Coffee; in Manlius at the Chocolate Pizza Company; in Auburn at the Auburn Public Theater; in Onondaga Hill at Silver Spring Farm Market.
Contact Baltimore Woods Nature Center at (315) 673-1350 or at email@example.com for more information.
Baltimore Woods Onondaga County, Skaneateles, Marcellus Spring
Calendar of Events and activities MAY 2011
1, 7, 8, 14, and 15 Weekend Wildflower Walks 2-3pm
BWNC’s premier woodland wildflower garden is a local treasure. Join caretaker Audrey Loewer for a pleasant walk through one of the wonders of spring. Each week new species will bloom, and Audrey will reveal their past and present medicinal and culinary uses. The garden is handicap accessible; please call ahead if you need assistance. Donations appreciated.
Attached photo: Trillium grandiflorum courtesy of Tom Meier copyright 2008
4 Birding Series: Identifying and Understanding Raptors 7-8:30pm Take a closer look at raptors, including species ID, behavior, and migration patterns. Onondaga Audubon’s Gerry Smith will share his impressive wealth of knowledge and experiences monitoring raptors at Derby Hill. Join him for the Derby Hill Field Trip on May 7th. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Lecture & Field Trip Package: $20 members; $30 nonmembers.
Attached photo: Coopers Hawk courtesy of Tom Meier copyright 2008
5 Star Party: Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 8:30-10:30
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower, resulting from dust left over from Halley’s Comet, should be a treat. Saturn and the spring Milky Way will not disappoint either! Bring a lawn chair or blanket if you want to lie back and watch for meteors. Back-up date: May 6. $5 for members; $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.
7 Habitat Gardening Series with Janet Allen: Gardening for Monarchs and Other Butterflies 2-3:30pm
Do you see as many butterflies as you did in the past? Most people’s favorite butterfly, the monarch, is beautiful and has a fascinating life history, but it’s facing great challenges to its survival. Other previously common butterflies are also at risk. Learn how to create a Monarch Waystation to help the monarch butterfly, and how you can provide for the needs of other butterflies, too. $5 for members; $8 for nonmembers.
7 Bird Field Trip: Raptors at Derby Hill 8:30am-1pm Test your raptor ID skills at Derby Hill. This exposed hilltop lies directly in the path of a major raptor migration route, and on a good day you can see hundreds of these magnificent birds. Gerry Smith will be on hand to offer ID tips and provide insight into the ongoing raptor monitoring project. Meet at Baltimore Woods at 7am to carpool, or meet at Derby Hill at 8am. $15 members; $20 nonmembers. Lecture & Field Trip Package: $20 members; $30 nonmembers.
8 Mother’s Day Garden Tour and Art Exhibit and Sale at Sycamore Hill Gardens 11am-4pm
Invest in some family time, bring Mom out to enjoy over 30 acres of landscaped gardens and ponds with over 500,000 flowering bulbs, 700 flowering trees and shrubs. Browse the art exhibit for unique pieces of art to treasure. Take the color and joy of the garden home with you— hanging baskets will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Tickets for the garden tour are $5 through May 1st; $10 after May 1st and at gate. Visit www.baltimorewoods.com for complete information and ticket sale locations.
attached photo: Sycamore Hill Gardens courtesy of Karen Hanford copyright 2009
10 Keep it Natural: Birds and Beavers 10:30-11:30am
Join a naturalist on a favorite spring outing along the Griffith’s Trail in search of migrant birds and resident beavers. The altered landscape of the flats should bring some interesting finds! $5 for members; $8 for nonmembers.
11 Birding Series: Kick It Up a Notch: Calls, Behavior, Warblers 7 – 8:30pm This last program in our birding series will introduce you to more advanced topics, including identifying bird calls, using behavior as an ID tool, and the excitingly daunting world of warblers. The follow up field trip (May 14) will give us a chance to spot warblers during peak migration. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Lecture & Field Trip Package: $20 members; $30 nonmembers.
14 Birding Field Trip: Local Hot Spots II 8-11am CNY is blessed with excellent birding opportunities. Join BWNC and Onondaga Audubon on this day trip to explore some great local hot spots. This trip will reinforce bird call and warbler ID. Meet at Baltimore Woods. $15 members; $20 nonmembers. Lecture & Field Trip Package: $20 members; $30 nonmembers.
14 Habitat Gardening Series with Janet Allen: Our Future Flies on the Wings of Pollinators 2-3:30pm
Did you know that pollinators are responsible for one of every three bites of food we eat – and that these pollinators are at risk? The world has been buzzing with news of the honey bees’ Colony Collapse Disorder, but other pollinators are in trouble, too. Learn about the importance of pollination in our own gardens and beyond, and about the challenges bees face. And learn the simple steps you can take in your own yard to help these useful creatures–and to enjoy the busy-ness and buzziness they can bring to your yard! $5 for members; $8 for nonmembers.
14 Members Only Plant and Herb Sale at Baltimore Woods 4-7pm and
15 Plant and Herb Sale at Baltimore Woods 10am -3pm open to the public.
Come to The Woods to outfit your spring garden. Native plants and perennials, herbs, shrubs and hanging baskets will be available for purchase. Gardening experts are on hand to answer your questions. Win the raffles, snack in the café, browse gently-used garden related items in the “gardenage” garage sale.
Free parking , no admission charge. Event held rain or shine!
16 Nature’s Little Explorers: Attracting Woodland Fairies 10-11am
Through folklore and observation explorers experience the forest first-hand. The highly imaginative mind of the explorer is used as a stepping stone to the investigation of the living and non-living world of a woodland forest. Explorers can come to their own conclusions regarding the existence of woodland fairies, whose sole purpose it is said is to protect the plants and animals of Baltimore Woods.
Join Baltimore Woods in fun and discovery as we follow the Growing Up Wild curriculum, along with Baltimore Woods’ original programming, to learn about the natural world around us.
Children and parents will be guided through exploration and discovery of the natural world all around us.Programs are for children 3-5 years old. Registration is required.
Cost per explorer: $8 members; $12 nonmembers.
16 Home School Expeditions: Photosynthesis Phun (grades 1-3) 1-2pm
Learn about adaptations plants have that allow them to survive and thrive in Central New York. Using visual presentations and hands-on games and activities, students will learn how plants make energy to live and reproduce.
Join Baltimore Woods as we learn about science and the natural world right here in Central New York in this hour-long program for our home school audience. Students discover the wonder and excitement of science in the great outdoors.
Registration is required. Cost per student: $8 for members; $12 for non-members
21 Habitat Gardening Series with Janet Allen: Creating a Bird Friendly Yard 2-3:30pm
Do you enjoy watching birds in your yard? Learn some interesting facts about some of CNY’s favorite backyard birds, such as the hummingbird, chickadee, and others. Learn how to enhance your yard so it appeals to even more birds, and how you can help conserve birds beyond your own yard. $5 for members; $8 for nonmembers.
28 Habitat Gardening Series with Janet Allen: “Green” Your Yard 2-3:30pm
You can help create a healthy planet by using earth-friendly landscaping and gardening practices right in your own yard. Find out how to reduce the size of your lawn and care for the remaining lawn in an earth-friendly way. Learn about composting – both indoors and outside, about water conservation, and about many other ways you can truly green-up your yard and the planet.
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.
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Road, P.O. Box 133
Marcellus, NY 13108
315 673-1350 office; 315 247-7904 cell
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