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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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On-going Onondaga County Events!

 

~  IMAX Movies:   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2, Under the Sea, Mystery of the Great Lakes & T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous are currently showing at the Museum of Science & Technology (MOST). Call 425-9068 or www.most.org for specific times and dates.  Visit their new exhibit New York Remembers & DINOMania!

 

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

 

~  Syracuse Crunch Hockey is back with great slammin’ action at the War Memorial at Oncenter!  Call 435-2121 or go to their website at www.SyracuseCrunch.com for details.

 

~  Community Folk Art Center is featuring their latest exhibit African Diasporan Treasures – 40 Years of Community Folk Art Center continuting through December 10th.  For details, call 442-2230 or visit the website at www.CommunityFolkArtCenter.org.

 

~  Highland Forest County Park is a great place to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage!  For details,  call 683-5550 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.

 

~  Everson Museum of Art is featuring several exciting exhibits: Pae White: Dying Oak/Elephant and Ballerina (Wild Raspberry Bush),  From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America, Art Full Yoga, Margie Hughto: A Fired Landscap3 & Art Gone Wild! Prints and Paintings by Animals of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.   Call 474-6064 or visit the website at www.Everson.org for details.

 

~  The Erie Canal Museum’s featured exhibit thru October 27 is American Chartres: Buffalo’s Waterfront Elevators, Photographs by Bruce Jackson.  For more information, call 471-0593 or visit the website at www.ErieCanalMuseum.org for details.

 

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

 

~  Onondaga Lake Park  – Central New York’s premier park conveniently located on Rt. 370 in Liverpool.  Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

 

~  Spaghetti Warehouse features Acme Mystery Dinner Theater  on Thursday evenings and Magic Circle Children’s Theater on Saturdays about noon.  Call 475-1807 for details.

 

~  The Central Library at the Galleries is featuring the various art exhibits & programs to explore.  For more information call 435-1834 or visit the website at www.onlib.org for details.

 


Continuing thru 12/21/2011

Event:     Wednesday Night Walk Up Radio

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

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Continuing thru 10/29/2011

Event:     Colorfornia: New Forms in West Coast Street Art: Apex, Chor Boogie, and Jet Martinez, Location:  The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-443-6450

 

Continuing thru 10/30/2011

Event:     Fright Night at the Fair

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

For More Info:  315-703-9620

 

Continuing thru 10/29/2011

Event:     Spooky Owl Trail – Haunted Hike

Location:  Rt. 80 Quarry Ridge Stables, 5016 South Onondaga Road, Nedrow

For More Info:  315-492-3404

 

Continuing thru 10/30/2011

Event:     Golubs’ Our Farm Total Farm Experience

Location:  The Golubs, 1590 Peth Road, Cazenovia

For More Info:  315-655-8453

 

Continuing thru 10/29/2011

Event:     Hollow Weekends at Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

Location:  Sylvan Beach Amusement Park Grounds, 112 Bridge Street, Sylvan Beach

For More Info:  315-947-5782

 

Continuing thru 10/30/2011

Event:     Screamers Hollow at The Sterling Renaissance Festival

Location:  The Sterling Renaissance Festival Grounds, 15385 Farden Road, Sterling

For More Info:  315-947-5782

 

Continuing thru 10/31/2011

Event:     Camp High Esteem’s Creepy Camp presents Autumn Nightmare & INTENSITY Location:  Shoppingtown Mall (near Sear’s), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt

For More Info:  315-655-9735

 

Continuing thru 11/6/2011

Event:     SU @ CU, CU @ SU Exchange Exhibition Part I

Location:  XL Projects, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-442-2542

 

Continuing thru 11/6/2011

Event:     Syracuse Stage presents: The Boys Next Door

Location:  Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-443-3275

 

Continuing thru 11/19/2011

Event:     Art Gone Wild

Location:  Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-8511

 

Continuing thru 10/28/2011

Event:     Rarely Done Productions presents: The Exonerated

Location:  Jazz Central, 441 East Washington St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-546-3224

 

Continuing thru 10/29/2011

Event:     The Great Zoo Boo

Location:  Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-8511

 

Continuing thru 10/31/2011

Event:     Exhibit: Cardiff Giant Replica on Display

Location:  City Hall Commons Atrium, 233 E Washington St, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-428-1864

 

Continuing thru 10/30/2011

Event:     Enchanted Beaver Lake

Location:  Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Rd, Baldwinsville

For More Info:  315-638-2519

 

Continuing thru 10/30/2011

Event:     Jamie Lissow & JL Cauvin Live at Wise Guys

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

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Starts:  10/27/2011       Ends: 11/5/2011

Event:     Play:  The Red House presents “Bat Boy the Musical”

Location:  Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-425-0405

 

Starts:  10/28/2011       Ends: 10/28/2011

Event:     Dukar Empowerment

Location:  CNY Yoga, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-635-2739

 

Starts:  10/28/2011       Ends: 10/28/2011

Event:     Horrors of Comedy Tour

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

For More Info:  315-832-0643

 

Starts:  10/28/2011       Ends: 10/28/2011

Event:     Yoga Trance Dance for Charity with Helena Zera

Location:  O Yoga, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-314-7754

 

Starts:  10/28/2011       Ends: 10/29/2011

Event:     Syracuse Astronomical Society Public Viewing Session

Location:  Darling Hill Observatory, Strong Road, Tully

For More Info:  315-559-4737

 

Starts:  10/28/2011       Ends: 10/30/2011

Event:     Country Folk Art Show

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

For More Info:  315-487-7711

 

Starts:  10/29/2011       Ends: 10/29/2011

Event:     Chestnut Dance

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

For More Info:  315-471-0593  Ext 15

 

Starts:  10/29/2011       Ends: 10/29/2011

Event:     Ghost and Goblins Halloween Event!

Location:  Village of Manlius Centre Pond, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius

For More Info:  315-682-7887

 

Starts:  10/29/2011       Ends: 10/29/2011

Event:     Meet ‘Dan the Snake Man’

Location:  Central Library, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-1900

 

Starts:  10/29/2011       Ends: 10/29/2011

Event:     MOST presents: A Hogwarts Halloween

Location:  Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-425-9068 x2132

 

Starts:  10/29/2011       Ends: 10/29/2011

Event:     Quilts4Charity One Day Quilt Show

Location:  Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-457-0310 x 112

 

Starts:  10/30/2011       Ends: 10/30/2011

Event:     Civic Morning Musicals “Live! At The Everson”

Location:  Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-424-3984

 

Starts:  10/30/2011       Ends: 10/30/2011

Event:     Irish Road Bowling

Location:  Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool

For More Info:  383-0733 or 437-2065 x315

 

Starts:  10/30/2011       Ends: 10/30/2011

Event:     Live music by Chris Trapper with Kristen Cifelli

Location:  Jazz Central, 441 East Washington St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-479-5299

 

Starts:  10/30/2011       Ends: 10/30/2011

Event:     Westcott Halloween Extravaganza

Location:  Westcott Theater & Performing Arts Center, 524 Westcott Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-299-8886

 

Starts:  11/1/2011         Ends: 11/1/2011

Event:     Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series Presents Dennis Lehane

Location:  Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-1832

 

Starts:  11/1/2011         Ends: 11/1/2011

Event:     Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Cal State-LA (exhibition)

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-366-3849

 

Starts:  11/2/2011         Ends: 11/2/2011

Event:     Sinnean Vineyards Seminar

Location:  Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-1927

 

Starts:  11/2/2011         Ends: 11/2/2011

Event:     Y94FM Glamour Gala presented by Natur-Tyme

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

For More Info:  315-488-6300

 

Starts:  11/2/2011         Ends: 11/6/2011

Event:     Northeast Regional Pre-Owned RV Sale

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

For More Info:  888-803-3193

 

Starts:  11/3/2011         Ends: 11/6/2011

Event:     Kyle Grooms & Larry DeFelice Live at Wise Guys

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

For More Info:  315-477-9898

 

Starts:  11/4/2011         Ends: 11/4/2011

Event:     Syracuse Silver Knights Home Opener

Location:  War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-303-7261

 

Starts:  11/4/2011         Ends: 12/24/2011

Event:     Art Mart 2011

Location:  Atrium at City Hall Commons, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-243-6359 or 637-6562

 

Starts:  11/5/2011         Ends: 11/5/2011

Event:     Mission: Wolf

Location:  Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Rd, Baldwinsville

For More Info:  315-638-2519

 

Starts:  11/5/2011         Ends: 11/6/2011

Event:     Great New York State Model Train Fair

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

For More Info:  315-488-8208

 

Starts:  11/8/2011         Ends: 11/8/2011

Event:     Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. College of St. Rose (exhibition)

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-366-3849

 

Starts:  11/10/2011       Ends: 11/13/2011

Event:     Syracuse University Alumni Weekend

Location:  Syracuse University, 215 University Place, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-443-1870

 

Starts:  11/11/2011       Ends: 11/11/2011

Event:     Furthur: Fall Tour 2011

Location:  War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-2121

 

Starts:  11/11/2011       Ends: 11/11/2011

Event:     Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYs)

Location:  Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-727-5693

 

Starts:  11/11/2011       Ends: 11/11/2011

Event:     Syracuse University Football vs. USF

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  1-888-DOMETIX

 

Starts:  11/11/2011       Ends: 11/12/2011

Event:     2nd Annual Music Industry Conference (MIC)

Location:  Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-8000

 

Starts:  11/11/2011       Ends: 11/13/2011

Event:     2011 Junior League Holiday Shoppes

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

For More Info:  315-423-9773

 

Starts:  11/11/2011       Ends: 11/13/2011

Event:     New & Used Ski Sale & Swap

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

For More Info:  585-292-0580

 

Starts:  11/12/2011       Ends: 11/12/2011

Event:     Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Fordham University

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-366-3849

 

Starts:  11/13/2011       Ends: 11/13/2011

Event:     Disney’s Phineas and Ferb LIVE! On Tour

Location:  Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-8000

 

Starts:  11/14/2011       Ends: 11/14/2011

Event:     Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Manhattan

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-366-3849

 

Starts:  11/15/2011       Ends: 11/15/2011

Event:     Syracuse University Men’s Basketball vs. Albany/Brown

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  888-366-3849

 

Starts:  11/18/2011       Ends: 11/20/2011

Event:     Leatherstocking Cluster Fall Dog Shows

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

For More Info:  610-376-1880

 

Starts:  11/18/2011       Ends: 11/20/2011

Event:     National Parts Peddler Auction & Trade Show

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

For More Info:  315-699-7583

 

Starts:  11/19/2011       Ends: 11/19/2011

Event:     Comic Bill Cosby at the Landmark Theater

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

For More Info:  315-475-7980

 

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Marketing Coordinator

 

Syracuse Convention & Visitors
Bureau

 

CenterState Corporation for
Economic Opportunity

 

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Phone: 315-470-1913 | Fax:
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Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 @ 6:47 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles

 
 
 
 

THE CENTER
1 Hoffman St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: 315.704.0319
Fax: 315.704.0160

www.TheCenter4Wellness.com

 

GENTLE YOGA FOR 50’S PLUS LEVEL II at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) with instructor Georgia Stormes, RYT 500, Thursdays, November 3 – December 8, 9:30 – 11:00 am. Cost: $65.00 for five sessions. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315.704.0319.

 

“FIRST FRIDAY” at The Center, 1 Hoffman Street, Auburn. All are welcome to come by between 5:00 and 8:00 pm on November 4 for great specials: 20% off gift shop items (except consignments); 10% off gift certificates and more! Also, all are welcome to participate in the drumming circle with Ron Van Nostrand which begins at 8:00 pm.

 

DRUMMING CIRCLE WITH RON VAN NOSTRAND at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), “First Friday,” November 4, 8:00 – 10:00 pm. Ron leads drumming circles at The Center each month. Please call 315.704.0319 to reserve your place. Suggested donation: $10.

 

REIKI CERTIFICATION LEVEL I at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm with Reiki Master Jennifer Adamski. Cost: $125 includes all materials. This class is a combination of lecture, discussion and practice. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

 

GROUP HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS/EXERCISE MOTIVATION at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Monday, November 14, 6:00 – 7:30 pm with facilitator Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: $45. This workshop will include a group weight loss/exercise motivation hypnosis session, lessons on how to use self-hypnosis and a CD for home use.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

 

CHI YOGA NOSIS at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Tuesdays, November 15 through December 20, 5:30 – 6:30 pm with instructor Connie Heagerty, CHM. (Combines T’ai Chi, Hatha Yoga and Guided Meditation.)  Cost: $72 (six 1 hour sessions). Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319. Drop-ins are welcome, $15 per class.

 

REIKI CERTIFICATION LEVEL II at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Saturday, November 19, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm with Reiki Master Jennifer Adamski. Cost: $125 includes all materials. This class is a combination of lecture, discussion and practice. Completion of Reiki Level I Certification and pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

 

STRESS REDUCTION WORKSHOP at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), with facilitator Connie Heagerty, CHT, Saturday, November 19, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon.  This workshop will explore various de-stress techniques that can easily be incorporated into your everyday schedule.  Cost: $45. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

 

GROUP HYPNOSIS FOR SMOKING CESSATION at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), with facilitator Connie Heagerty, CHT, Monday, November 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. This workshop will explain what hypnosis is, how it works and how you can use it to stop smoking. Cost: $45 includes CD for home use. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

 

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 @ 12:36 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles

 
 
 
 

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

Fridays & Saturdays in October – Screamer’s Hollow – Halloween Entertainment – Sterling Renaissance Festival Site, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.  Experience a nerve shattering mix of live actors, state of the art animation, evil characters and dazzling special effects.  Fridays & Saturdays in Oct., starting Oct. 7, 7PM – midnight.  Fee.  www.screamershollow.com               800-879-4446

Wednesday, October 26 - Rush:  Time Machine – - Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.   Live In Cleveland is an evening with Rush performing their classic hits and features the legendary Moving Pictures album live in its entirety. Released in 1981, Moving Pictures was their most successful album to date, certified 4x Platinum and features some of Rush’s most well known songs and perennial radio favorites, including “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight” and the Grammy®-nominated instrumental “YYZ.”  8:00pm – $10.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Thursday, October 27 – Saturday, October 29 – HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Seward House Museum presents the Haunted History walking tour! Costumed guides will lead groups by lantern light around the Seward gardens and through downtown streets to the places where tales of bravery, murder and intrigue originally took place. Learn about the supernatural manifestations that lurk beneath the peaceful facade of downtown Auburn!  6PM and 7:00 PM $10.00-adults $8.00-twelve and under.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Friday, October 28 – Music for an Autumn Night – Auburn Alliance Church, 630 N. Seward Ave., Auburn.  Presented by Auburn Chamber Orchestra.  7:30pm, suggested donation $5.  Joyeuse Marche~Emmanuel Charbrier.  Hungarian Dances 5 and 6~Johannes Brahms, John Henry~Aaron Copland, Music for Shea~Arthur Frackenpohl, Symphony 3 in Eb ’Rhenish’~Robert Schumann

Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29 - Young Frankenstein – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  If you were to argue that Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein ranks among the top-ten funniest movies of all time, nobody could reasonably dispute the claim. Spoofing classic horror in the way that Brooks’s previous film Blazing Saddles sent up classic Westerns, the movie is both a loving tribute and a raucous, irreverent parody of Universal’s classic horror films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935.  10/28 1 & 8pm, 10/29 8pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29 – Haunted House – 3 Anna St., Auburn.   Haunted house, haunted cemetery, ghoulish games, and eye-ball donuts.  6pm – 8pm.  Admission $2 with a can good.  Fun for all, even the very young.  New special features.

Friday, October 28 - Halloween Hip Hop – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Fright Night – Teens 13 & older.  Costume contest – cash prize.  9-12pm, admission $5, rental $2.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225

Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30 - THE APT HALLOWEEN SHOW – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  Auburn Public Theater & the Absolute Dance Company present a Halloween song, dance, poem & comedy celebration for all ages.  10/28 @ 7:00pm, 10/29 @ 2:00 & 7:00pm, 10/30 @ 2:00 & 7:00pm.  Tickets $5.00 – to purchase tickets in advance visit their web site.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29 – Quilting by the Lake 2 – Fiber Art Workshop – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Design & construct a cracked paper quilt.  Learn a variety of ways to create collage papers for implementing into cracked paper quilts such as painting, monoprinting, stamping and drawing.  Instructor – Carol Wiebe. Fee.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29 – Quilting by the Lake 2 – Fiber Art Workshop – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Variations on a Fold.  This class is an in depth exploration of how the different folds, and the location, shape and size of wooden boards, influence the overall pattern.  Instructor – Elin Noble.  Fee.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29 – Captain Jack’s Haunted Pirate Ship – 148 Perrine St., Auburn.  7-10PM.  Donations of 1 food item per person, to benefit the Calvary Food Pantry. 

Saturday, October 29 - Book Release – ’Tales from the Undertaker’, Holloween Spooktacular – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  6-9pm.  While you are there, check out the October wine specials!  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com  315-283-8095

Saturday, October 29 - Halloween Mallwide Trick-Or-Treating – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd.Auburn.  1-3pm.  Pick up your complimentary trick-or-treat bag in center court while supplies last beginning at noon.  Visit the shops at your own pace.  www.fingerlakesmall.com  315-255-1188

Saturday, October 29 - Preview Reception & Awards – Quilts=Art-Quilts – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Be the first to see their 31st annual juried quilt show.  Admission is $6/adults, children 12 and under are free.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Sunday, October 30 – Great Halloween Party! – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  1-3:30 & 4-6:30pm Adm $4.50.  Costume Contest – Mummy Wrap – Bob for apples, Halloween Fun & Games!  Pick a Prize from the Witches Brew!  Free Goodie Bag for all Guests!  No Tricks, just Treats!  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225

Sunday, October 30 – Square Dancing in the Barn! – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Barn dance with Dick Eldredge – 2-5pm.  While you are there, check out the October wine specials!  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com  315-283-8095

Sunday, October 30 – Ghost Dinner at the Springside – Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd., Auburn.  Empire State Paranormal Research Society will be hosting a Ghost Dinner at 5:00pm.  Attendees will be given lectures about the paranormal over dinner by  internationally known Psychic Francine Bizzari, local Author and Medium Lydia Rosell, certified Hypnotherapist Lorna Reynolds and Seekers of the Paranormal Founder Rob Henning.  $30.  www.empirestateprs.com 

Sunday, October 30 - Walk About Tour – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Join them for the opening day of the 31st annual quilt show at 2:00pm.  Meet exhibiting quilters and enjoy a walk-about tour of the exhibition with Executive Director Donna Lamb and Executive Consultant Genie Barnes.  Included with $6 general admission to exhibition, free for Art Center members.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Sunday, October 30 - Quilter’s Brunch & Lecture – Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd., Auburn.  Juror Elin Noble will share her thoughts on Quilts=Art=Quilts 2011, the 31st quilt exhibit held at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center.  Brunch is at the Springside Inn from 10:00am-12:00pm.  Tickets are $18.  Call for tickets.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Sunday, October 30 – The Adams Foundation Piano Series Featuring Ian Hobson – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn.  Lori Rhodes Pettit will perform selections on Westminster’s EM Skinner pipe organ in a free organ concert in celebration of the church’s 150th anniversary. A free will offering will benefit the church’s organ maintenance fund.  3:00pm.  www.westminsterauburn.org  315-253-3331

Sunday, October 30 - Poetry Coffeehouse – Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Rd., Sterling.  An afternoon of poetry and sharing.  Refreshments will be serviced, for which donations are gratefully accepted.  3:00pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

Tuesday, November 1 - Director’s Tour – Quilt=Art=Quilt Exhibition – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Tour the 31st annual quilt show with Executive Director, Donna Lamb.  Include with $6 general admission to exhibition, free for Art Center members.   2:00pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

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 - KIRTAN with ONE LOVE – 41 Wall St., Auburn.  A musical celebration of global prayer.  Come on down and join us at Theresa Cool’s Yoga By Donation studio  for a great evening of high-energy chants from many traditions. 8pm – $20 suggested donation.  www.onelovechant.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.  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 – 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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 @ 12:35 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles

 
 
 
 

THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS (For more events visit www.skaneateles.com)
Wednesday, October 26 CHAMBER: Business After Hours at “The Trolley Building” the
location of Robert Eggleston Architect, 1391 E. Genesee St. 5 PM – 7PM. Please RSVP to the
Chamber at 685-0552. Door prizes welcome.
Wednesday, October 26 TRIVIA NIGHT:7:00 PM Adults Creekside Books & Coffee, 35
Fennell St. Admission $1.00 per person. (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com
Thursday, October 27 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, October 27 3rd Annual Oktoberfest German Dinner at Stella Maris, 130 E.
Genesee St. Each year guests are invited to our home to enjoy an expertly prepared German
meal by our fabulous Chef Brian Renk. The Sisters and Staff all look forward to seeing you this
year, so be sure to call early to secure your reservation! (315) 685-6836 Offering $25 per
person; buffet served at 6:00 pm.
Thursday, October 27 BOOK RELEASE & SIGNING: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Come and celebrate
the release and signing of a new book “Voyage of Purpose” by Skaneateles residents & Chamber
members David Bennett & Cindy Griffith-Bennett! Creekside Bookstore, 35 Fennell St.
Friday, October 28 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Harpist Lacey Lee. Creekside Coffeehouse, 35
Fennell St. (315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Friday, October 28 SPEAKER: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM AAUW Skaneateles Branch presents Dr.
Julie Shimer, CEO, Welch Allyn, Inc. speaking on “Women in Stem – A Personal Perspective” at
Skaneateles Country Club. Continental Breakfast 8:15 AM; Talk 8:30 AM; Open to the public
$7.50. Questions and reservations call Ros Schwartz at 685-3394 or email
ros3193@roadrunner.com
Friday, October 28 DINNER: Five course Fall tasting at Joelle’s French Bistro, 4423 State
St. Rd. For more information and reservations call (315) 685-3063.
Friday, October 28 & Saturday October 29 GRAND OPENING: Join Elbridge Wine & Spirits
from 5 PM – 7 PM 10/28 and 11 AM – 2 PM 10/29. Free Tastings of Wine and spirits. See the
improved selection of local, national & imported wines as well as your favorite spirits. Come
help the Chamber welcome committee with the ribbon cutting at 4 PM on Friday.
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.
Saturday, October 29 TASTING/HOLIDAY: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM The OhGoodyGoody!
Spooktacular Wine & Cookie tasting at The Savvy Wine Cellar, 5316 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
No Charge, No reservations, No tricks, Just wine & treats! www.ohgoodygoody.com
Saturday, October 29 ENTERTAINMENT: 2:00 – 4:00 PM Harpist Lacey Lee will be playing at
The Irish Store, 5 Jordan St. In addition, the store will offer 10% off everything between the
hours of 2 & 4 PM. (315) 685-6230
Saturday, October 29 FUNDRAISER: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 8th annual Ziti Dinner at the
Knights of Columbus. Proceeds to benefit Hospice of the Finger Lakes. $10/Adult;
$5/Children under 12. Tickets limited to 300 and available at Hospice of the Finger Lakes,
Knights of Columbus, Paul’s Barber Shop, Sam’s Shoe Service & Tesoro’s Apparel.
Saturday, October 29 HALLOWEEN PARTY: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Costume party at Mirbeau
Inn & Spa, 581 W. Genesee St. $95.00/person. (315) 685-5006
Saturday, October 29 EVENT: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM The Skaneateles YMCA will be hosting a
Community Fright n’ Skate! Join the Skaneateles YMCA and DJ M2 for music, skating under the
club lights and door prizes. This is a FREE event open to the Community! Children must be
accompanied by a supervising adult. Skate and Helmets rentals are also provided free of
charge! (315) 685-2266
Saturday, October 29 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Finger Lakes Wind Quintet. Creekside
Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
Saturday, October 29 FUNDRAISER: Endurance Monster is hosting the 1st Annual “Monster
Mash” running event. 4 mile running race for adults and runs for kids of all ages with distances
of .25, .50, .75 and 1 mile. Racers are encouraged to wear their Halloween Costumes! This is a
not for profit race with 100% of the proceeds being donated, in memory of Cameron Leigh
Kenan, to the creation of The Playground at Austin Park. $20.00 advance registration; Kids 13
and under Free. www.endurancemonster.com
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
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
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 3, 4 & 5 SCHOOL PLAY: Skaneateles High
School Drama presents Noises off! 11/3 & 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 tastings. 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 PM
Friday, November 4 CHAMBER: Please join us in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome the
following new businesses Fennell Market, 19 Fennell St., Elan Interiors, 37 Fennell St., Hobby
House Toys, 7 Jordan St. and The Irish Store, 5 Jordan St. Watch for more details.
Friday, November 4 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St. (315)
685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
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
November 4 – November 11 The Skaneateles Girls Lacrosse Assoc. 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 AM. To purchase a flag, contact
Mary Gaffney at 685-0229 or Caroyln Tierney at 685-1205. $40.00 each.
Friday, November 4 First Friday Art Night in Skaneateles! Local Art Galleries 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
Friday & Saturday, November 4 & 5 MOVIE: Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow 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.
Saturday, November 5 MUSIC: 7:30 – 9:30 PM Creekside Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St.
(315) 685- 0379 www.creeksidebooks.com Free
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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
Fennell Market is now open at 19 Fennell St. Hours: Tues – Sat 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM (315) 291-
7043. orders@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, created 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.
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.
Stop in at Yankee Clipper Hair Salon and Barber Shop, 14 Fennell St. for a pink hair
extention from now through October 30th. $10.00 donation is required and 100% of the proceeds
will go to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Research to help fight breast cancer awareness. Yankee
Clipper accepts walk-ins and is the only location locally with tanning services. Hours: 8:00 AM –
7:00 PM; Monday – Thursday; Friday 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM; Saturday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. (315)
685-6769
Bijou Hair Salon, 6 Jordan St is participating in the pink hair for hope fundraiser during the
month of October. Donate $10 and get a pink hair extension to wear for hope. 100% of the
proceeds are donated and we have 200 hot pink extensions, which could equal $2000! (315)
685-1300.
Hairtique Salon & Day Spa, 20 E. Genesee St was featured in the September/October 2011
edition of the newest Syracuse Magazine, Syracuse Women. The four page spread highlights
four Syracuse women and the professional hair and makeup makeovers designed by Hairtique
owner Donna Stockweather and her staff! Copies are available locally or can be read online at
www.syracusewomenmag.com/swm Pages 25-28. You won’t believe the results! Donna is
running a special on a combination Hair & makeup makeover. Make an appointment for a
complimentary consultation and receive 10% off your hair & makeup makeover. Expires
October 31, 2011 Call (315) 685-7303 for your appointment.
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:
Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd. is now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Day. (315)
252-7247 or www.springsideinn.com
Stop in and say “BOO” Holiday offers from First National Gifts, 2 E. Genesee St. 40% off select
Halloween party pieces.
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 October – The Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery, located at
28 Hannum St. is open Friday and Saturday 1 – 4 PM or by appointment. Call (315) 685-1360
www.skaneateleshistoricalsociety.org
Thru October 28 – The Weeks Art Gallery at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill
Rd., Marcellus is pleased to present Natural Selections, an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Bob
Ripley. This collection of work in transparent watercolor is open to the public during business
hours: Monday through Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm. There is no admission
charge, and parking is free. 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.
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 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

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 @ 12:27 pm by Curt
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