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THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS in Skaneateles, NY

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Beginning October 28 – November 13

Drop by 1st National Gifts, 2 E. Genesee St. and be

a helpful citizen! Brighton is offering their Jingle Triple Pouch set absolutely free with any single

$100 Brighton purchase ($75 retail value). Limit one per customer, while supplies last. So come

in and do your duty! (315) 685-5454

November 2- December 14

YMCA: Adventures in Art: Ages 7-12 years, Wednesdays 4-

5:30pm.

Skaneateles YMCA Taught by a NYS Certified art teacher. This fun filled class is

designed to stimulates the imagination while exploring a variety of media. Self expression and

creativity is encouraged. Materials are included. Y members: $140 General Public: $ 175.00

Saturdays, November 5- December 17

YMCA: Ballet for Children: Ages 5-8 11:15am-

12:15pm 9yrs and up 12:15pm-1:15pm

Skaneateles YMCA, Ginny crimmins will instruct

children in correct ballet technique. A combination of demonstration, explanation and instruction

will introduce students to life with dance. Y Member: $70; General Public: $90

Tuesday, November 8

ELECTION DAY: Don’t forget to vote!

Tuesday, November 8

ELECTION DAY: Springside Inn is offering a complimentary glass of

wine with each entrée purchase today. For reservations call (315) 252-8463.

Wednesday, November 9

TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Adults Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

www.creeksidebooks.com

Thursday, November 10

CHAMBER: Monthly meeting at Mirbeau Inn and Spa. Panel of

CPA’s will be present beginning at 11:15 to discuss things small businesses should be aware of

for the upcoming tax year and answer questions; lunch at Noon ($20.00/person); After lunch,

Jane Amico, from Centerstate CEO will offer Skaneateles Chamber members a discount to join

their organization and the benefits for our members. RSVP (315) 685-0552.

Thursday, November 10

OPEN MIC: Open Mic w/ Joanne Perry. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside

Coffeehouse

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

Thursday, November 10

WINE DINNER: Antinori Italian Wine Dinner & Festival at the

Sherwood Inn

, 26 W. Genesee St. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM $75/person (plus gratuity and tax). For

reservations call (315) 685-3405

Friday, November 11

VETERAN’S DAY: The Skaneateles Girls Lacrosse Team will be

honoring the Veterans again this Veteran’s Day. Flags are now on display in Shotwell and Clift

Parks until Nov. 12. A special ceremony will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM.

Friday, November 11

OPEN MIC: 8:30 PM Open Mic night with Dan & Tom at The Overlook on

Otisco Lake, 2437 Rt. 174, Marietta, NY (315) 636-1044.

Friday, November 11

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM East of Eden. Creekside Coffeehouse, 35

Fennell St. (315) 685- 0379

www.creeksidebooks.com Free

Friday, November 11

VETERAN’S DAY: There will be a remembrance of those who served our

country at 11:00 AM in Shotwell Park. The public is invited to attend.

Friday & Saturday November 11 & 12

Free Wine & Italian appetizer tasting during a

presentation of Antinori wines from Italy’s premier winery. 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Village Bottle

Shop

, 18 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-5197

Friday & Saturday, November 11 & 12

MOVIE: Yoga Women 11/11 @ 1PM & 8 PM; 11/12

at 8 PM t

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

online $5.00/person

www.auburnpublictheater.org $6.00 at the door.

Saturday, November 12

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Sloppy Joes. Creekside Coffeehouse, 35

Fennell St. (315) 685- 0379

www.creeksidebooks.com Free

Saturday, November 12

FUNDRAISER: “Friends of Hospice” Thrift Shop. 9:00 AM – 2:00

PM, Start your holiday shopping! Seasonal decorations; cards; clothing & accessories; small

scale furniture; home décor and artwork; antiques and collectibles.

Willard Chapel, Room #7,

17 Nelson St., Auburn. (315) 255-2733

Sunday, November 13

MUSIC: 3:00 – 5:00 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. (315)

685- 0379

www.creeksidebooks.com Free

Wednesday, November 16

Women’s Event: WomenTIES Syracuse Mini Holiday showcase &

luncheon. “15 Top Sales Tips”. The featured speakers include: Erika Davis, Owner of

Creekside

Books & Coffee

; Karie Ballway, Brand Consultant with the Cooley Group; Cammi Clark, Editorin-

Chief of Today’s CNY Woman magazine; Sue Dove, Executive Director of the

Skaneateles

Chamber of Commerce

and Tracy Higginbotham, President of Women TIES. 11:15 AM – 2:00

PM at the

Inn Between Restaurant, 2290 State Rt 5. $30/person includes display space,

program, lunch, promotion & networking. Register at

http://womenties.com/regform.cfm?EID=188

Wednesday, November 16

TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Adults Creekside Books & Coffee, 35

Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379

www.creeksidebooks.com

Wednesday, November 16

COOKING CLASS: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Ready for the Holidays? Let’s

cook brunch for that crowded house! Cooking class with Chef Steve at

Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851

W. Genesee St. Learn to prepare eggs benedict, quiche, and twice baked French toast…you could

even make Toad in the Hole! Price: $40.00/public; $20.00/spa members; Free/estate & wine

club members. Reservations call (315) 685-5006. visit

www.mirbeau.com

Thursday, November 17

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night with Joanne Perry. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Creekside Coffeehouse

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

Friday, November 18

OPEN MIC: 9:00 PM Open Mic Night with Dan & Tom at Moon Dance

Tavern, 2512 Cherry Valley Turnpike. (315) 673-1135

Friday, November 18

DINNER & WINE: The Beaujolais Nouveau Party at Joelle’s French

Bistro

, 4423 State St. Rd., This party features five wines and five courses. Fall menu with

French comfort food & Beaujolais wines. $65/person. Space is limited. For reservations call

(315) 685-3063.

www.joellesfrenchbistro.com

Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19

MOVIE: The Swell Season 11/18 @ 1PM & 8 PM;

11/19 at 8 PM t

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

Advance online $5.00/person

www.auburnpublictheater.org $5.00 at the door. “A poignant

commentary on the uneasy commingling of love and fame… Shot in simmering black and white,

the images swaddle the story in retro glamour as wistful as Ms. Irglova’s voice.”

NY Times

Saturday, November 19

MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St.

(315) 685- 0379

www.creeksidebooks.com Free

Sunday, November 20

MUSIC: 3:00 – 5:00 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St.

(315) 685- 0379

www.creeksidebooks.com Free

Tuesday, November 22

HISTORY: 7:30 PM Ruth Hotaling will be the guest speaker at the

Skaneateles Historical Society’s

monthly program. Ruth will talk about Lincoln, his

connections to New York State, and his family. She will include a power point presentation

showing Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL, and the Washington, D.C. memorial as well as

showing Lincoln memorabilia she has collected. Our meetings are held at

The Museum at The

Creamery

, 28 Hannum St, and all are welcome to come learn more about Lincoln and to see

our newly expanded museum and gift shop.

Tuesday, November 22

BAH: Dickens Sponsor Kick off at M&T Bank 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

sponsored by Verizon Business Solutions. Catering by Red Rooster Pub and wine by Anyela’s

Vineyards.

Thursday, December 1

WINE TASTING: Second in a series of wine tasting. 7:00 PM upstairs in

Library Hall,

Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St Space is limited, reservations required.

(315) 685-5135 or

help@skaneateleslibrary.org Next wine tasting Thursday, January 19th. 7:00

PM

ALL ABOUT DICKENS:

Sponsorship commitments are now due. If you would like to be listed in the

Post Standard

special insert on Thanksgiving Day and we haven’t heard from you, please call the Chamber

Office ASAP. (315) 685-0552. Thank you for your support of Dickens. New sponsors are

welcome.

Eagle Newspapers

and the Skaneateles Chamber are teaming up for a special shopping day

in Skaneateles on December 8

th from 10 AM – 8 PM (this replaces Ladies & Gents Night). As a

merchant or restaurant we are asking you to come up with some sort of special, create a coupon

and advertise it in the 7 community Eagle Newspapers on November 30

th. The Chamber will

promote the shopping day so please let us know what you will be doing. Raffle baskets and

drink tickets will be provided. If you would like to donate contact Sue at

sdove@skaneateles.com

. If you would like to advertise contact Sharon at the Skaneateles Press

Come on out and help decorate the Gazebo with lights & garland. November 18

th at 2:00 PM.

Dickens Sponsor Kick off at

M&T Bank 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Tuesday, November 22 sponsored by

Verizon Business Solutions. Catering by Red Rooster Pub and wine by Anyela’s Vineyards.

Coloring Contest for Kids ages 12 and under sponsored by

KeyBank and the Skaneateles

Journal

. Watch for the coloring page in the Skaneateles Journal the week of November 14th or

you can pick a contest form up at the Chamber, 22 Jordan St. Winners will be announced at

Skaneateles Sings, December 2nd at the dedication of the crèche and the lighting of the Gazebo

tree. Meet outside the library at 6:30 pm for the start of this great family night in Skaneateles!

World’s Smallest Parade begins at Noon November 25

th at the old Firehouse on Fennell St, proceeds

east, turns right on Jordan, right on Genesee and ends at the

Sherwood Inn for the Opening of

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles! World’s Smallest Christmas parade is sponsored by

Skaneateles Town Square.

Egg Nog every Saturday at Dr. Rob’s building, 42 E. Genesee St. Served by the Girl Scouts and

donated by Byrne Dairy.

During the Dickens Festival in Skaneateles the artists at

Skaneateles Artisans Gallery Under

the Stone, 3 Fennell St., lower entrance will be demonstrating how they create their beautiful

one of a kind pieces. Stop in and talk with the artist each weekend during Dickens. (315) 685-

8580. First demo Saturday, November 26 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Linda Bishop-Surbeck will

demonstrate spinning and weaving.

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Beginning December 1 through December 28.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop

Hill Rd, Marcellus will hold a sale in the Gift Shop. Enjoy a 10% discount on quality merchandise

in the gift shop. Discount is on top of the regular member discount—join today and save 20%!

Rain barrels are excluded from the sale, but are available with orders delivered by December 23.

Hours: M-F 9 AM – 4 PM; Sat 10 AM – 4 PM. Closed Sunday. (315) 673-1350.

Joelle’s French Bistro

is now accepting orders for their Thanksgiving Day, “Take Home

Thanksgiving Dinner”. Price: $29.75/person. Visit joellesfrenchbistro.com for the complete

menu. Please call by Monday November 21

st to place your order. (315) 685-3063.

Fleur-de-lis Florist

has supplied the wreaths that adorn shops and homes in the Village for

over 30 years. It is once again time to place your order for this Holiday season. The wreaths are

32” Frazier Fir come with a red plaid bow and are delivered and hung up by Fleur-de-lis Florist.

Cost: $39.00. Call Sandra at (315) 685-3484 to place your order.

Change in

The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St. Hours Beginning Friday, November 4 The

Creamery will be open, Friday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM through November 18; Nov 25 – Dec 18

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Dec 19 – 31 Fridays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, or

as always, by appointment. (315) 685-1360. Looking for a Holiday gift, visit the new Gift Shop

at the Creamery featuring many historical and Skaneateles themed gifts. Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 4.

“Let’s Talk Turkey”

The

Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a food drive for the Skaneateles

Ecumenical Food Pantry until November 21st. Orange bins have been placed in the chamber,

local banks, credit union, and the village and town offices. Please consider bringing nonperishable

food, cleaning supplies, or giving a monetary donation. For only $15 the food pantry

can purchase a turkey. Please make checks payable to Ecumenical Food Pantry. Please help us

fill the bins this holiday season!

Support the Middle School PTC in their annual fundraiser Magazine Sale. By making a new

magazine purchase or reordering your current magazine subscription, you will support

education! Purchases can be made online anytime throughout the year, just use the school code

1091256 when placing your online order. For more information, please go to www.qsp.com —

> Supporter–> Shop Now–>enter School code 1091256 -or- contact the PTC President,

Cristina Pietropaoli at “cristina@victorysportsmedicine@yahoo.com” 246-8742.

SAVES

kicks off its annual fund campaign, “Coming to The Rescue”. SAVES, founded in 1967, is

an independent, nonprofit organization not directly affiliated with the Town or Village of

Skaneateles. SAVES is staffed by over 40 trained professionals and volunteers, 12 Paramedics,

and a dedicated base of volunteer attendants and drivers. Less than 20% of residents actually

contribute to, “Coming to The Rescue.” SAVES is appealing to the entire community to join the

campaign. Visit

www.savesambulance.com Please make checks to SAVES and mail to 77 Fennell

St.

Join in on a Pursa Palooza by donating your new & gently used purses & bags (totes & wallets

too!) to benefit Tammy Twitchell Crafts Foundation, Inc. (Tammy Twitchell Crafts provides

assistance to families who are affected by Cystic Fibrosis). Donations will be accepted until Nov

28

th. You can drop your bags off locally to Kathy Palmieri, 12 Goodspeed Place. Questions 685-

3917 or

krpalmieri@gmail.com

Enjoy great food and your favorite wine. Bring your favorite bottle of wine to the Oak & Vine at

the

Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd, Auburn and the Corkage fee will be waived. Mondays

only! (315) 252-8463 or

www.oakandvine.com for reservations. Serving: M – F 4:30 – 10 PM;

Sat Noon – 10 PM; Sun. 1 PM – 8 PM.

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. Check the website

for scheduled events throughout the fall

www.baltimorewoods.org or call (315) 673-1350

SALES:

WHY WAIT for “BLACK FRIDAY?” START YOUR XMAS SHOPPING NOW!

NEW HOPE ANTIQUES

HOLIDAY SALE Nov. 10th – Nov. 27th Thurs. – Sun., 10am – 5pm (except Thanksgiving)

Everything on sale, up to 70 % off! 12 mi S of Skaneateles on W side of lake, Rt 41A, (315)

497-2688, newhopeantiques.com (Shop closes for season Nov. 28th)

Do you need lateral file drawers for storage? The

Skaneateles Historical Society has two sets

they no longer need: one set has two sections 42″ long, 30″ high, and 18″ deep; the other has

two sections 37″ long, 39″ high, and 20″ deep. We’d like to get them out of the office within the

next couple of weeks. We’ll accept the best offer! Please call 685-1360 if you’d like further

details or to arrange a time to check them out.

Springside Inn,

6141 W. Lake Rd. is now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Day. (315)

252-7247 or

www.springsideinn.com

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

Retail Space #1- 880 Sq Ft; Rental Rate: $20.50 / Sq Ft per Year NNN located

at The Old

Stone Mill

, 3 Fennell St. This strategically located, Class A office building in a fundamentally

strong office market. Tenants include Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Nixon Peabody LLP and The

Skaneateles Artisans. For further information on this property please contact J. Nicholas Slottje

at (617) 939-6609.

Professional Office Space

available at Custom Business Services coop. Excellent

opportunity for small business to get all the benefits that a larger businesses enjoy without all

the overhead (Reception area, upscale conference room, professional presentation/training

room, kitchen access, free parking, etc). Interested persons contact Kim Manrow at (315) 258-

8780.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Chamber is organizing the bell ringers during Dickens. To volunteer to ring bells for the

Salvation Army, please contact the Chamber Office at (315) 685-0552. One hour shifts are

available from noon – 4:00 PM on the following days: November 25, 26, 27 and December 3 &

4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18. Bell Ringers are also needed on Friday December 2 from 6 – 8 PM and

December 24 from Noon – 2 PM.

REOCCURING EVENTS:

Labor Day – Memorial Day

John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Thursday and Friday 10:00

AM – 3:00 PM. Private tours by appointment (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at

www.barrowgallery.org.

Thru November 18

The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St., will be open on Fridays, 1:00

PM – 4:00 PM through November 18; Nov 25 – Dec 18 Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 –

4:00 PM; Dec 19-31 Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, or as always, by appointment. (315) 685-1360.

Looking for a Holiday gift, visit the new Gift Shop at the Creamery featuring many historical and

Skaneateles themed gifts. Visit the Creamery during their Holiday Open House on Sunday,

December 4.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

- Daily mass at 9:00 AM with Father McGrath at

Stella Maris, 130 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-6836

First Wednesday of the month

Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support

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

PM. Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at

the same time for a reprieve during the meeting. (315) 685-5170

Every Wednesday & Thursday

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

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

shop also accepts donations during these hours. Acceptable donations include: small items of

furniture, gently used, seasonal women’s, men’s and children’s brand name clothing, home

décor, antiques and collectibles. For more information about the Hospice Thrift Shop or any

questions about the work of Hospice, please call the Hospice office at (315) 255-2733.

Every Saturday

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

5117.

Every Sunday

4 – 7 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-

3405

Have a great day!

Candace Searing

Administrative Specialist

Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce

csearing@skaneateles.com

http://www.skaneateles.com

(315) 685-0552

P.O. Box 199

22 Jordan Street

Skaneateles, NY 13152

 

315-604-2558

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The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING
Saturday, October 30 – Sunday, January 8 – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. International contemporary juried quilt exhibit. Admission $6/adults, members and children under 12 free. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Sunday, September 17 – Sunday, November 6 – Westminster Church 150 Years – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The exhibit will look at major themes and events throughout the history of the church ranging from education and outreach to the Church’s famous Tiffany window. The exhibit will also Westminster’s strong involvement in various civil rights movements: the church was founded in 1861, when 66 abolitionist members left Second Presbyterian Church following the Rev. Henry Fowler, who was forced to leave because of the controversy he caused by praying publicly for the soul of John Brown.The exhibit will feature objects and photographs from both the collection of the Cayuga Museum and Westminster Church. Open Tues. – Sunday Noon – 5pm. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum 315-253-8051
Wednesday, November 2 – “Science Alive” – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A, Auburn. Hosted by the new Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Science Center at the Museum. A night of interactive science experiences, from 6 to 8pm. Admission is $5 per person or a maximum of $25 per family. Registration is required.
Thursday, November 3 – Holiday Festival – Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. 1st annual Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce shopping festival featuring local products & services from area members. Shop for the holidays while keeping it local! 3-7pm. www.cayugacountychamber.com 315-252-7291

Friday, November 4 – First Friday Event – Featured Artist – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Join the First Friday festivities at the Seward House Museum! On Friday, November 4 from 5-8pm the Museum will host a reception featuring artist Sara Davenport, founder of Legacy Studio in Skaneateles. Enjoy a fall evening of great art, music and refreshments at the Seward House Museum! This event is free and open to the public! www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Friday, November 4 – First Friday Event – 75 Year Exhibit – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The Cayuga Musuem will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary this First Friday with the newly opened 75 Year Exhibit on the Museum’s own history. Refreshments will be served. 5-8pm. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum 315-253-8051
Friday, November 4 – First Friday Event – Art for Healing – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. An exhibition of artwork by members of the Auburn community who are in various stages of recovery from Mental Illness. Featured artist is Angela Wright. With acoustic duo Bittersweet and others, in our ’Stage Right’ cafe space. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Friday, November 4 – First Friday Event – Poetry Reading – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Poetry readings featuring the Night Writers. 5:30-7:30pm. Suggested admission $6/adults. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Friday, November 4 – The Nu-Utopians – Celebrating the Songs of John Lennon – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. JOHN LENNON IMAGINED: Beatles & Solo Years. 8pm, tickets $23.Beatles songs, often weaving melody, lyric and song together in a series of singles and mini-medleys. These tunes, of which several are rarely covered, are given surprisingly fresh treatments that often inspire a whole new meaning to Lennon’s original lyric. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Friday, November 4 – Free Fun Family Night at the Fingerlakes Mall – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn. It’s National Candy Day! From 6-8pm, families can enjoy tasting several kinds of candies and learn how to make candy too. www.fingerlakesmall.com 315-255-1188
Friday, November 4 – Eerie Night at the Erie House – Off Rt. 38 West of Village towards bridge, turn onto Maiden Lane, end of the Rd., Port Byron. Empire State Paranormal Research Society will be holding a fundraiser for the Erie House. Participants will be able to accompany the Society for an hour during their investigation of the Erie House. $10 at 8:00pm. www.empirestateprs.com
Saturday, November 5 – Wetland WildLife – Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Rd, Sterling. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for a fall hike out to the rookery and a look at the autumn wetland. Come out and discover what fascinating things are taking place at the beaver wetland. 1:00pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143
Sunday, November 6 – Trunk Show – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Meet a regional quilter and see examples of their work. Included with $6 general admission to exhibition, free for Art Center Members. 2:00pm. . www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Sunday, November 6 – Casino Night at the UNC – UNC, 125 Washington St., Auburn. 5th annual casino night sponsored by Cayuga Home for Children from 6:30-10:30pm. Various games, food & beverage available. $20/advance tickets $25/at door. 315-253-5383
Sunday, November 6 – Long Point Winery’s Italian Wine Dinner – Long Point Winery, 1485 Lake Rd., Aurora. Winemaker’s Dinner. Prepared by Fabio’s Italian Ristorante served with specially selected wines. Hors d’oeuvres served at 1 pm in heated tent overlooking Cayuga Lake. $80 per person plus tax (gratuity included) Call for reservations: (315) 364-6990 www.longpointwinery.com
Monday, November 7 – Young Living Oils Demostration – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. BONITA SHEAR will lead a hands-on oils workshop at both noon & 6:30pm to introduce and demonstrate the amazing healing properties of Young Living Essential Oils. If you’re brand new to the oils, come listen, ask questions and learn all you can. If you have leagues of experience using the oils, please come, too, and share your vast experience with us! $5 suggested donation. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Tuesday, November 8 – Holiday Cooking 101 at the Aurora Inn – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. This course will cover many staple foods of traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, including roast turkey, prime rib, gravy, horseradish sauce, and scalloped potatoes. We’ll offer tips for planning and executing the perfect meal. You’ll gain hands-on experience, and benefit from demonstrations by our renowned chefs. Best of all, you’ll will sit down at the class’s end with your fellow participants to enjoy the feast you’ve prepared together—complete with a glass of wine. Dinner at 8:30, 12 person maximum. 6-8:30pm. $115/person. Stay at one of the Inns of Aurora for equal parts leisure, luxury, and learning. www.aurora-inn.com 315-364-8888
Friday, November 11 – School’s Out Skate Camp! – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. Keep the kids active all day! Camp activities include skating, games, Veterans Day craft/activity. 8am – 5pm, $40/child ages 5-12yrs. Register by 11/7 – bring your lunch or purchase it there. www.reva-rollerdrome.com 315-252-8225
Friday, November 11 – BOUND for the PROMISED LAND Book Signing! – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn. Meet Kate Clifford Larson, author of the Harriet Tubman biography Bound for the Promised Land as well as the book ’The Assassin’s Accomplice,’ which was the inspiration for the motion picture ’The Conspirator,’ will be at Downtown Books & Coffee at 6:30PM. www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com 315-515-3411
Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13 – Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – Cayuga Community College Irene Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Dog Sees God is an award-winning, unauthorized parody that features the Peanuts gang – all grown up! Written by Bert V. Royal, this dark comedy takes place ten years after the events in the fifty-year-running comic strip. Directed by Tiffany Howard. PLEASE NOTE – Not suitable for young audiences. Contains adult situations and language. Show times are at 8:00pm on Friday & Saturday, 2:00pm on Sunday. Tickets: $12/general admission, $10/senior/student. www.auburnplayers.net 315-283-4682

Friday, November 11 & Saturday, November 12 – Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Playwright Competition – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main Street, Route 90, Aurora. At this writing, the judges of the fifth competition are reading submissions from playwrights near and far. Plan to enjoy another full-length production of an original work depicting an historical event or historical fiction. Topics are as diverse as cultural conflicts in the Northwest Territories to Lizzie Borden to the final years of Vincent van Gogh. Siouxsie Easter, director, will issue a casting call in late summer. 8pm. $10/adults, $8/seniors, $5/students and children. www.morganoperahouse.org 315-364-5437
Saturday, November 12 – Spanish Tapas Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Enjoy communal-style tables of six or eight in the Lakeside Room. We will feature regional Spanish cuisine and wine, using traditional preparations. Five paired course – 6:30 reception, 7:00pm dinner. $75 per person plus tax & gratuity. www.aurora-inn.com 315-364-8888
Sunday, November 13 – A Very Potter Musical (Jr) – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Five dollars = fun for the whole family! The Underground Theatre company presents its junior version of ’A Very Potter Musical’. Come experience this interactive, hilarious portrayal of the Harry Potter series that’s perfect for kids under the age of ten. Professional actors and teaching artists Brien Bianchi, Tarin Bonvino, and Miranda Coll star in this production written and arranged by Sarah DelFavero and the Underground Theatre company, based on the original musical by Team Starkid. 2pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Sunday, November 13 – Trunk Show – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Featuring Caris Burton. Meet a regional quilter and see examples of their work. Included with $6 general admission to exhibition, free for Art Center Members. 2:00pm. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Sunday, November 13 – Ukrainian Trio In Concert: “The Games of the Creative Mind” – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Esteemed musicians Orest Smovzh, Arsen Yakovenko and Volodymyr Rozdolsky are currently touring the United States and will play a mixture of classical and modern Ukrainian and American Music. 2pm. Donation is $10 per person. Tickets are available at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, N.Y. or by calling 315-252-0339. Doors will open at 1:30 PM. This concert is a benefit for the Community Preservation Committee. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339
NEW BUSINESSES NOW OPEN
Man in the Moon Classic Cheesecake & Dessert Bake Shoppe, King Ferry
Bayview Wellness Center & Spa, Fair Haven
Hanart Studios and Gallery, Fair Haven
Oak & Vine Restaurant at the Springside Inn, Auburn
Anchor Laundromat, 719 Main St., Fair Haven – Large capacity, sparkling clean, WiFi, TV
The Apple Station, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga
Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, 181 Grant Ave. Auburn

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THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS (For more events visit www.skaneateles.com)
Beginning October 28 – November 13 Drop by 1st National Gifts, 2 E. Genesee St. and be
a helpful citizen! Brighton is offering their Jingle Triple Pouch set absolutely free with any single
$100 Brighton purchase ($75 retail value). Limit one per customer, while supplies last. So come
in and do your duty! (315) 685-5454
November 2- December 14 YMCA: Adventures in Art: Ages 7-12 years, Wednesdays 4-
5:30pm. Skaneateles YMCA Taught by a NYS Certified art teacher. This fun filled class is
designed to stimulates the imagination while exploring a variety of media. Self expression and
creativity is encouraged. Materials are included. Y members: $140 General Public: $ 175.00
Wednesday, November 2 TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Adults Creekside Books & Coffee, 35
Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com
Wednesday, November 2 PITCH: Marketing Your Strengths – Custom Business Services,
360 Grant Ave Rd., Auburn will discuss the challenges of always putting your best foot forward.
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm (Networking 5:15pm – 5:30pm, Discussion 5:30pm – 6:45pm) $10 per
person, registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided. To register, call
315.258.8780. Please visit www.cbscooperative.com for more information about what PITCH is!
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 3, 4 & 5 SCHOOL PLAY: Skaneateles High
School Drama presents Noises off! A TONY award winning comedy by Michael Frayn11/3 & 11/4
show at 7:30 PM; 11/5 at 2 PM & 7:30 PM Tickets: Adults $10.00 Students & Sr. Citizens $8.00
Reserve your tickets at www.showtix4u.com (Tickets also available at the door for each
performance).
Thursday, November 3 OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night with Joanne Perry. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Thursday, November 3 WINE TASTING: First in a series of wine tasting. 7:00 PM upstairs in
Library Hall, Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. Featuring Eric Baist, the Regional
Manager of Hope Family wines who will present Liberty School, Candor and Treanna wines.
Space is limited, reservations required. (315) 685-5135 or help@skaneateleslibrary.org Cost: 4
tastings $25; single tasting $8 Next wine tasting Thursday, December 1. 7:00 PM
Friday, November 4 MUSEUM: The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St., will be open on
Fridays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM through November 18; Nov 25 – Dec 18 Friday, Saturday and
Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 PM; Dec 19-31 Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, or as always, by appointment.
(315) 685-1360. Looking for a Holiday gift, visit the new Gift Shop at the Creamery featuring
many historical and Skaneateles themed gifts. Visit the Creamery during their Holiday Open
House on Sunday, December 4.
Friday, November 4 CHAMBER: Please join us in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome our
new businesses: Fennell Market, 19 Fennell St.(4:15 PM), Elan Interiors, 37 Fennell St.(4:00
PM), Hobby House Toys, 7 Jordan St.(4:30 PM) and The Irish Store, 5 Jordan St. (4:45 PM).
Friday, November 4 FUNDRAISER: Holy Trinity Preschool’s Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction. 4:30
– 7:00 PM. Enjoy all you can eat pasta dinner that includes: Pasta (penne buttered or w/ sauce)
meatballs, sausage, bread, salad & homemade desserts. $6/person; $5/under 12; 2 & under
free. Holy Trinity is located at 37 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-3121
Friday, November 4 MUSIC: 8:00 PM John Lennon Imagined: Beatles & Solo Years. Award
Winning 7-Piece Ensemble Pays compelling Tribute to Music Icon at Auburn Public Theater.
Tickets: $23 (10% discount APT members) (315) 253-6669 www.auburnpublictheater.com
Friday, November 4 While out for First Friday Art Night stop by at Paris Flea, 23 Jordan St for
their re-opening at 4 PM (closed 11/1-3). Get a first look at their decorations, plus learn about
their great tree and holiday decorating service. (315) 685-7228.
Friday, November 4 First Friday Art Night in Skaneateles! Local Art Galleries, Restaurants
and Retail stores extend their hours for the First Friday of each month May – December.
Galleries open 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Featuring artist openings, demonstrations, entertainment &
light refreshments.
• The Skaneateles Artisans Gallery under the Stone, 3 Fennell St. will feature e-
Scapes, landscapes paintings by Evelyn Dankovich. The month long exhibit highlights her
visual exploration of the view beyond the city, which some might consider escapes from
the concrete and steel and neon man-made environment to a place of stillness, light and
natural beauty. A special wine tasting by Elbridge Wine & Spirits will feature NYS wines.
(315) 685-8580.
• Photographs by John Bishop, of Tully, will be featured throughout the month of November
at Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St. The exhibition opens
Nov. 4 as part of the village’s First Friday celebration. Refreshments will be provided,
along with entertainment by the Usual Suspects, an old-time string band. (315) 685-
6263.
• Snake Oil Glassworks, 4251 Jordan Rd. will step away from our usual glassblowing
demonstrations in the studio for November’s First Friday event. This time, it will be our
pleasure to be showing the work of Richard Williams, Illustrator and Painter, and his
painting students, who have been laboring away at their easels in our cold shop since last
July. Please join us in welcoming Barbara Delmonico, Robert Harris, Jurgen Karker,
Christy Lemp, Marilyn Masters, Pam Monaco, Cole Pajak, Carol Stokes-Cawley, and Mary
Torrisi. Stop by anytime from 6:00 – 9:00 pm to see their artwork, ask questions, and
enjoy some light refreshments. Questions (315) 685-5091 and
www.snakeoilglassworks.com
• Gallery 54 presents “Best if Used: Functional Pottery by Jim Burke” opening Friday
November 4 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Gallery 54. Entertainment by Christopher Molloy and
his Electric Blue Harp. Wine tasting by Giancarelli Winery. Meet the artist and enjoy First
Friday in Skaneateles. Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St. specializes in fine art and craft
created by CNY artists. www.gallery54cny.com. Hours: Mon-Thurs. 11-5, Fri 11-6, Sat
10-5, and Sun 11-5. (315) 685-5470
• Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. with Jon Peterson’s Singer Songwriter Night
featuring Loren Barrigar, Jim Van Arsdale, Maureen Hennesey & more local musical
favorites. Creekside Coffeehouse serves an assortment of appetizers, baked goods, coffee
products, refreshments, and wine & beer beverages. 8:00 – 10:00 PM (315) 685- 0379
www.creeksidebooks.com
• Joe’s Pasta Garage will display the work of Gary Sirotiak, Landscape Artist. Stop in the
foyer of 28 Jordan St., 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM to view his work. For more information about
Gary call (315) 685-5315. For Joe’s Pasta Garage (315) 685-6116.
Friday & Saturday, November 4 & 5 MOVIE: Young Frankenstein 11/4 @ 1PM & 8 PM; 11/5
at 8 PM t Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Advance
online $5.00/person www.auburnpublictheater.org $6.00 at the door.
Friday, November 4 – November 11 The Skaneateles Girls Lacrosse Team will be
honoring the Veterans again this Veteran’s Day with a flag memorial at Shotwell and Clift Parks.
Flags will be displayed Nov. 4 – 12 with a special ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11:00 AM. To
purchase a flag, contact Mary Gaffney at 685-0229 or Carolyn Tierney at 685-1205. Flags cost
$40.00 each and have a name plate attached.
Saturday, November 5 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Mark D’Alberto. Creekside Coffeehouse, 35
Fennell St. (315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Saturdays November 5- December 17 YMCA: Ballet for Children: Ages 5-8 11:15am-
12:15pm 9yrs and up 12:15pm-1:15pm Skaneateles YMCA, Ginny crimmins will instruct
children in correct ballet technique. A combination of demonstration, explanation and instruction
will introduce students to life with dance. Y Member: $70; General Public: $90
Sunday, November 6 MUSIC: 3:00 – 5:00 PM Jim Johns & Daryl Pug. Creekside
Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Wednesday, November 9 TRIVIA NIGHT: 7:00 PM Adults Creekside Books & Coffee, 35
Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com
Thursday, November 10 CHAMBER: Monthly meeting at Mirbeau Inn and Spa. Panel of
CPA’s will be present beginning at 11:15 to discuss things small businesses should be aware of
for the upcoming tax year and answer questions; lunch at Noon ($20.00/person); After lunch,
Jane Amico, from Centerstate CEO will offer Skaneateles Chamber members a discount to join
their organization and the benefits for our members. RSVP (315) 685-0552.
Thursday, November 10 OPEN MIC: Open Mic w/ Joanne Perry. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Creekside
Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Thursday, November 10 WINE DINNER: Antinori Italian Wine Dinner & Festival at the
Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM $75/person (plus gratuity and tax). For
reservations call (315) 685-3405
Friday, November 11 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM East of Eden. Creekside Coffeehouse, 35
Fennell St. (315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Friday & Saturday November 11 & 12 Free Wine & Italian appetizer tasting during a
presentation of Antinori wins from Italy’s premier winery. 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Village Bottle
Shop, 18 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-5197
Saturday, October 12 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Sloppy Joes. Creekside Coffeehouse, 35
Fennell St. (315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Saturday, November 12 FUNDRAISER: “Friends of Hospice” Thrift Shop. 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM,
Start your holiday shopping! Seasonal decorations; cards; clothing & accessories; small scale
furniture; home décor and artwork; antiques and collectibles. Willard Chapel, Room #7, 17
Nelson St., Auburn. (315) 255-2733
Wednesday, November 16 Women’s Event: WomenTIES Syracuse Mini Holiday showcase &
luncheon. “15 Top Sales Tips”. The featured speakers include: Erika Davis, Owner of Creekside
Books & Coffee; Karie Ballway, Brand Consultant with the Cooley Group; Cammi Clark, Editor-in-
Chief of Today’s CNY Woman magazine; Sue Dove, Executive Director of the Skaneateles
Chamber of Commerce and Tracy Higginbotham, President of Women TIES. 11:15 AM – 2:00 PM
at the Inn Between Restaurant, 2290 State Rt 5. $30/person includes display space, program,
lunch, promotion & networking. Register at http://womenties.com/regform.cfm?EID=188
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Change in The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St. Hours Beginning Friday, November 4 The
Creamery will be open, Friday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM through November 18; Nov 25 – Dec 18
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Dec 19 – 31 Fridays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, or
as always, by appointment. (315) 685-1360. Looking for a Holiday gift, visit the new Gift Shop
at the Creamery featuring many historical and Skaneateles themed gifts. Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 4.
“Let’s Talk Turkey”
The Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a food drive for the Skaneateles
Ecumenical Food Pantry until November 21st. Orange bins have been placed in the chamber,
local banks, credit union, and the village and town offices. Please consider bringing nonperishable
food, cleaning supplies, or giving a monetary donation. For only $15 the food pantry
can purchase a turkey. Please make checks payable to Ecumenical Food Pantry. Please help us
fill the bins this holiday season!
Paris Flea will be closed November 1 – 3 entertaining elves from the North Pole who will be
helping them decorate for Christmas. They will be re-opening at 4:00 PM on Friday, November
4th. Visit Paris Flea and get a first look at their decorations, plus learn about their great tree and
holiday decorating service.
SAVES kicks off its annual fund campaign, “Coming to The Rescue”. SAVES, founded in 1967, is
an independent, nonprofit organization not directly affiliated with the Town or Village of
Skaneateles. SAVES is staffed by over 40 trained professionals and volunteers, 12 Paramedics,
and a dedicated base of volunteer attendants and drivers. Less than 20% of residents actually
contribute to, “Coming to The Rescue.” SAVES is appealing to the entire community to join the
campaign. Visit www.savesambulance.com Please make checks to SAVES and mail to 77 Fennell
St.
Join in on a Pursa Palooza by donating your new & gently used purses & bags (totes & wallets
too!) to benefit Tammy Twitchell Crafts Foundation, Inc. (Tammy Twitchell Crafts provides
assistance to families who are affected by Cystic Fibrosis). Donations will be accepted until Nov
28th. You can drop your bags off locally to Kathy Palmieri, 12 Goodspeed Place. Questions 685-
3917 or krpalmieri@gmail.com
Fennell Market is now open at 19 Fennell St. Hours: Tues – Sat 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM (315) 291-
7043. orders@fennellmarket.com Coming soon www.fennellmarket.com
Eagle Newspapers and the Skaneateles Chamber are teaming up for a special shopping day
in Skaneateles on December 8th from 10 AM – 8 PM (this replaces Ladies & Gents Night). As a
merchant or restaurant we are asking you to come up with some sort of special, create a coupon
and advertise it in the 7 community Eagle Newspapers on November 30th. The Chamber will
promote the shopping day so please let us know what you will be doing. Raffle baskets and
drink tickets will be provided. If you would like to donate contact Sue at
sdove@skaneateles.com. If you would like to advertise contact Sharon at the Skaneateles Press
Hobby House Toys is now open at 7 Jordan Street. Stop by and say Hello to owners Sue &
John O’Neil our newest members (315) 291-7012. Hobby House Toys are open regular hours;
Extended hours during the holiday season!
Enjoy great food and your favorite wine. Bring your favorite bottle of wine to the Oak & Vine at
the Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd, Auburn and the Corkage fee will be waived. Mondays
only! (315) 252-8463 or www.oakandvine.com for reservations. Serving: M – F 4:30 – 10 PM;
Sat Noon – 10 PM; Sun. 1 PM – 8 PM.
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. Check the website
for scheduled events throughout the fall www.baltimorewoods.org or call (315) 673-1350
SALES:
Do you need lateral file drawers for storage? The Skaneateles Historical Society has two sets
they no longer need: one set has two sections 42″ long, 30″ high, and 18″ deep; the other has
two sections 37″ long, 39″ high, and 20″ deep. We’d like to get them out of the office within the
next couple of weeks. We’ll accept the best offer! Please call 685-1360 if you’d like further
details or to arrange a time to check them out.
Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd. is now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Day. (315)
252-7247 or www.springsideinn.com
Mixed Use (Retail, Office, Residential Condos) property available. Available Sq Ft – Office or
Retail Space #1- 880 Sq Ft; Rental Rate: $20.50 / Sq Ft per Year NNN located at The Old
Stone Mill, 3 Fennell St. This strategically located, Class A office building in a fundamentally
strong office market. Tenants include Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Nixon Peabody LLP and The
Skaneateles Artisans. For further information on this property please contact J. Nicholas Slottje
at (617) 939-6609.
$3.00 Burgers every Thursday at Johnny Angels Heavenly Burgers, 22 Jordan St.
www.johnnyangels.biz (315) 685-0100. Can’t beat the taste….can’t beat the price! Try one
today. Join Johnny Angels on Facebook!
Professional Office Space available at Custom Business Services coop. Excellent
opportunity for small business to get all the benefits that a larger businesses enjoy without all
the overhead (Reception area, upscale conference room, professional presentation/training
room, kitchen access, free parking, etc). Interested persons contact Kim Manrow at (315) 258-
8780.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Literacy Volunteers of Cayuga County is looking for volunteers. Tutor Training workshops will be
held starting October 24, at their offices at the Willard Memorial Chapel in Auburn. Tutor
workshops consist of six sessions over a three-week period. Please call (315) 253-5241 for more
information or to register.
REOCCURING EVENTS:
Labor Day – Memorial Day John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Thursday and Friday 10:00
AM – 3:00 PM. Private tours by appointment (315) 685-5135. Visit the Gallery online at
www.barrowgallery.org.
Thru December The Creamery Museum, 28 Hannum St. Hours Beginning Friday, November 4
The Creamery will be open, Friday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM through November 18; Nov 25 – Dec 18
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Dec 19 – 31 Fridays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, or
as always, by appointment. (315) 685-1360. Looking for a Holiday gift, visit the new Gift Shop
at the Creamery featuring many historical and Skaneateles themed gifts. Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 4. www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – Daily mass at 9:00 AM with Father McGrath at
Stella Maris, 130 E. Genesee St. (315) 685-6836
First Wednesday of the month Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support
Group on the 1st Wed. of each month at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. from 6:00 – 7:30
PM. Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at
the same time for a reprieve during the meeting. (315) 685-5170
Every Wednesday & Thursday Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop, located in Willard Chapel,17
Nelson St., room #7. Wednesdays – Open Noon – 4 PM; Thursdays – Open 10 AM – 2 PM. The
shop also accepts donations during these hours. Acceptable donations include: small items of
furniture, gently used, seasonal women’s, men’s and children’s brand name clothing, home
décor, antiques and collectibles. For more information about the Hospice Thrift Shop or any
questions about the work of Hospice, please call the Hospice office at (315) 255-2733.
Every Saturday 9:00 PM Live entertainment at the Cedar House Bowling Lane bar (315) 685-
5117.
Every Sunday 4 – 7 PM Live entertainment at the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-
3405
Have a great day!
Candace Searing
Administrative Specialist
Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
csearing@skaneateles.com

http://www.skaneateles.com

(315) 685-0552
P.O. Box 199
22 Jordan Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152

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Patchwork Plus Welcomes Quilt Designer Nancy Murty Nov. 19

Patchwork Plus Welcomes Quilt Designer Nancy Murty Nov. 19, 2011

Quilter, author and fabric designer Nancy Murty will sign copies of her book, “Sisterhood—A Quilting Tradition,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Patchwork Plus Quilt and Yarn Shop, 2532 Cherry Valley Turnpike (Rte. 20), Marcellus.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will include a trunk show of the 11 quilts in her book, along with other patterns.

“Nancy’s book features traditional pieced quilts that have been given a fresh look for today’s quilters,” says May Arnett of Patchwork Plus. “She will talk about why she chose the patterns she did, and how she gave them an updated look.

“Nancy is extremely creative,” says Arnett. “Her quilt designs reflect her art background and her interest in nature as a subject. She blends elements of traditional pieced quilts with those of creative art quilts.”

Murty, of Farmington, is owner of Bee Creative Studio, which specializes in pictorial appliqué quilt patterns. She opened the studio in 1999, after graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and spending seven years in the advertising industry.

Her quilts have won numerous awards, including the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Artistry at the 2004 International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston.

Since 2004, Murty has been exploring mixed media artwork, using paint and dye on cotton or silk textiles, and then stitching details into the surface to add depth and dimension.

She also designs whimsical fabric collections for Andover Fabrics.

“Sewing has always been a part of my family’s heritage,” she writes. “Over the years, I’ve had the great fortune of meeting many wonderful people through quilting, and many cherished friends have been folded into this sisterhood as well.”

Refreshments will be provided. The program is appropriate for quilt makers of all skill levels.

For more information, call 315-673-2208 or go to http://www.patchworkplus.com.

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Dickens Christmas Brings Its Magic to Skaneateles

Do you believe in magic?

If not, you may have a hard time explaining the 60+ Victorian-era characters who will soon be roaming the streets of Skaneateles.

Dickens Christmas returns for its 18th year Nov. 25 and runs noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 18, with a limited show (noon to 3 p.m.) Dec. 24.

And what brings these merry marauders to town? The year is 1842, and Charles Dickens is gathering research for his soon-to-be-written classic, “A Christmas Carol.” He and Queen Victoria journey to Skaneateles, where they meet such villagers as Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Fagin, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

The free, family-friendly event draws more than 20,000 visitors each year. It is produced by Scarlett Rat Entertainment and sponsored by Mirbeau Inn and Spa and the Skaneateles-area business community.

Highlights include:

• The World’s Smallest Christmas Parade, which kicks off Nov. 25 at noon. The parade—featuring Charles Dickens and his entourage and a handful of floats—begins at the old firehouse on Fennell Street and proceeds east to Jordan and Genesee streets, arriving at the Sherwood House porch in time for the 12:10 p.m. grand opening.

• The Revels Live—Christmas carol sing-along—2 p.m. every day at the Gazebo. Twelve groups form, each representing one of the 12 days of Christmas. The groups vie for attention, and at the end, Queen Victoria awards a silver teasel to the most spirited performer. Winners have been known to wear their coveted silver teasels throughout the season.

• Scenes from “A Christmas Carol,” featuring guests from the audience, performed at 12:30, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on the steps of the Masonic Temple.

• Performances by Striking Strings, the Eastman Community Music School Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble, at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Skaneateles Library.

• Horse-drawn wagon rides around the village, departing from the Sherwood Inn.

• Free refreshments, including roasted chestnuts donated by Tops Friendly Markets and roasted outside Johnny Angel’s, and Byrne Dairy eggnog served by the Girl Scouts.

For children, Mother Goose will read holiday stories at the Skaneateles Library and Father Christmas will hand out treats from the porch of the Masonic Temple.

Everyone is invited to borrow period costumes from the Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St., and join in the merriment. New this year will be the identification of “Official Dickens Photo Spots,” which serve as an ideal backdrop for family photos.

“Our village becomes a magical place during the holiday season,” says Susan Dove, director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “We invite Dickens fans from near and far to step back in time and join us for a slower-paced, more enjoyable atmosphere, where shopping can still be fun. We have more than 70 shops and restaurants, sure to please any taste.”

Looking for still more magic?

Meet John Henry Anderson, Wonderful Wizard of the North.

Anderson (aka Dave Rojahn, of York, Pa.) will perform comedy magic shows at 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 25 and 26 at the Skaneateles Library; at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the United Methodist Church (as part of Skaneateles Sings); and at 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11 at the Skaneateles Library.

Anderson was a popular Scottish magician who toured the United States in the 1840s and 1850s and “led a very diverse life,” says Rojahn. “He grew up poor and was orphaned at the age of 10 but was determined to make something of himself. At 17 he started performing magic. His show went on to become world famous, and he performed for Queen Victoria and other crown heads of Europe and the Orient.”

Rojahn says today’s audiences would find Anderson’s tricks dull (“things moved a lot slower back then”), so he’s added a partner to the act—Rocky, the world’s only mind-reading raccoon. “Children and adults alike find him irresistible, with his outrageous antics and amazing feats of mind-reading,” he says.

To ensure that audiences always see something new, Rojahn changes the act from year to year. This year, Rocky will pull water from someone’s head, make cards jump from one person’s pocket to another, and make money appear and disappear.

Rojahn describes the Dickens cast as “absolutely wonderful” and says “everyone comes to have fun.” What does he enjoy most? “Just being in Skaneateles—what better place is there to celebrate the holidays? It’s like being in a storybook.”

Behind the scenes

Magic doesn’t just happen—it’s conjured by the cast and crew and village merchants, with an assist from Mother Nature.

Dickens Christmas has a cast of about 65, including young apprentice talent, which is joined by a variety of guest musicians and caroling groups. The show comes together in just six rehearsals. “We pack a lot in and streamline the process of building a character,” says Jim Greene, of Dryden, who is producing director and plays Dickens. “Every actor learns music and uses improvisational techniques to build his character and become part of the ensemble.”

Direction comes from Maria Wechsler, of Marcellus, who is artistic director and plays Queen Victoria; Kristen Baskewicz, of Rochester, who is music director and plays the headmistress of the finishing school; Brian Goldblatt, of Lafayette, who is associate director and plays Jacob Marley; Krystal Scott, of Weedsport, who is associate director; and Tracey Greene, of Dryden, who is costumer.

The artwork for this year’s poster was provided by Kathleen Schneider, of Camillus, a co-owner of Gallery 54 whose artwork also formed the basis for this year’s Lavender Festival poster.

More than 120 local businesses make Dickens Christmas possible through their sponsorship support. This year’s presenting sponsor is Mirbeau Inn and Spa. Father Christmas sponsors include Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Hamburgers, KeyBank, The Sherwood Inn, Summit Auto, Tops Friendly Markets and Verizon Business Services. Charles Dickens sponsors include ADworks of Skaneateles, Arbor House Inn and Suites, Bluewater Grill, Community Bank, Creekside Books & Coffee, Doug’s Fish Fry, Group M Communications, Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Imagine, Joe’s Pasta Garage, M&T Bank, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Paris Flea, Pomodoro, Rhubarb, the Skaneateles Library, Skaneateles Town Square and Wegmans.

“I’m always excited about the magic we create, and the magic people bring to this show,” says Jim Greene. “You gotta believe….”

For more information on Dickens Christmas, go to http://www.skaneateles.com, call 315-685-0552, or follow the event on Facebook (Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles) or Twitter (@DickensXmas).

Posted: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 @ 10:39 am by Curt
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