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On-going Onondaga County Events!

Ø Celebrate every season with a visit to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Enjoy animal enrichment activities and demonstrations!  For details, go to the website (www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org) or call 435-8511.

  • Ø Highland Forest County Park is a great place to enjoy the outdoors – no matter which season is upon us!  Call 683-5550 or www.OnondagaCountyParks.com for details.

  • Downtown Syracuse’s annual Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday from June 14 through October 11 in Clinton Square.  Call 422-8284 or visit the website at www.DowntownSyracuse.com 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.

  • Ø 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.

  • Everson Museum of Art is featuring several exciting exhibits: The Works of David MacDonald, Celestial Nights: Visions of an Ancient Land, & Pae White: Dying Oak/Elephant and Ballerina (Wild Raspberry Bush). Call 474-6064 or visit the website at www.Everson.org for details.

  • Ø IMAX Movies: Under the Sea, Extreme, Mystery of the Great Lakes & Alaska 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 Spectacular Saturn.

  • Ø 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.  Enjoy this unique shopping experience!

  • Ø 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.


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 9/16/2011

Event: Exhibit:  Curiosities Below and Synchronicity

Location:  Limestone Art & Framing Gallery, 105 Brooklea Dr., Fayetteville

For More Info:  315-632-4445

Continuing thru 9/18/2011

Event: Exhibit:  Motifs, Evocations, a Collective Exhibition at La Casita Cultural Center

Location:  La Casita Cultural Center, 109 Otisco St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-443-8743

Continuing thru 9/30/2011

Event: New York Remembers

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

For More Info:  315-425-9068

Continuing thru 9/30/2011

Event: Quilt Art Exhibit at Central Library

Location:  Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, Galleries of Syracuse, 447 South Salina Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-1834

Continuing thru 10/2/2011

Event: Famous Artists Broadway Theater Series presents Lion King

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

For More Info:  315-424-8210

Starts:  9/7/2011           Ends: 9/28/2011

Event: Wednesday Evening Family Story Time

Location:  Central Library, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-1900

Starts:  9/8/2011           Ends: 9/11/2011

Event: Chris Monty & Jennifer Grant Live at Wise Guys

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

For More Info:  315-477-9898

Starts:  9/8/2011           Ends: 9/12/2011

Event: 21st Annual Museum Book Sale

Location:  Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse, 46 Canton St., Baldwinsville

For More Info:  315-638-2452

Starts:  9/8/2011           Ends: 10/23/2011

Event: Exhibit:  A Magnificent Obsession-Selections from the Hamilton Armstrong Collection of Prints, Location:  SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building, College Pl., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-443-4097

Starts:  9/8/2011           Ends: 10/23/2011

Event: Exhibit:  Drawn to Paint – The Art of Jerome Witkin

Location:  SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building, College Pl., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-443-4097

Starts:  9/9/2011           Ends: 9/10/2011

Event: Chris Monty & Jennifer Grant Live at Wise Guys

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

For More Info:  315-477-9898

Starts:  9/9/2011           Ends: 9/10/2011

Event: Jamfest 2011, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Oldtime Country Jams

Location:  Lafayette Applefest Grounds, Route 20, Lafayette

For More Info:  315-396-5123

Starts:  9/9/2011           Ends: 9/10/2011

Event: Syracuse Irish Festival

Location:  Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  800-234-4797

Starts:  9/9/2011           Ends: 9/11/2011

Event: Fall Clear ‘em Out Boat Sale

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

For More Info:  585-526-5460

Starts:  9/9/2011           Ends: 9/11/2011

Event: Scare-A-Cuse

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

For More Info:  315-435-8000

Starts:  9/9/2011           Ends: 9/11/2011

Event: Western NY Appaloosa Association Cowboy Classic Weekend

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

For More Info:  585-638-6179

Starts:  9/9/2011           Ends: 9/24/2011

Event: Dinner Theater:  The Queen of Bingo

Location:  Glen Loch Restaurant, 4626 North Street, Jamesville

For More Info:  315-469-6969

Starts:  9/9/2011           Ends: 9/24/2011

Event: Rarely Done Productions Presents: Disenchanted

Location:  Jazz Central, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-479-5299

Starts:  9/10/2011         Ends: 9/10/2011

Event: Art Gallery Reception

Location:  Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus

For More Info:  315-673-1350

Starts:  9/10/2011         Ends: 9/10/2011

Event: Concert:  Roger McGuinn

Location:  Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info:  800-838-3006

Starts:  9/10/2011         Ends: 9/10/2011

Event: Syracuse Irish Feis

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

For More Info:  315-488-5043

Starts:  9/10/2011         Ends: 9/10/2011

Event: Syracuse University Football vs. Rhode Island

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  1-888-DOMETIX

Starts:  9/10/2011         Ends: 9/11/2011

Event: Golden Harvest Festival

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

For More Info:  315-638-2519

Starts:  9/10/2011         Ends: 9/11/2011

Event: 2011 Bonsai Club of CNY Show

Location:  Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-457-0310

Starts:  9/11/2011         Ends: 9/11/2011

Event: Seafood Music Festival

Location:  Sherwood Inn West Lawn, 26 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-3405

Starts:  9/12/2011         Ends: 9/12/2011

Event: Fall Flamenco Festival Africa and Iberia

Location:  Palace Theater, 2384 James St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-378-1335

Starts:  9/12/2011         Ends: 9/12/2011

Event: Home School Expeditions: Fabulous Frogs

Location:  Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus

For More Info:  315-673-1350

Starts:  9/12/2011         Ends: 9/12/2011

Event: Nature’s Little Explorers:  Bugs and Slugs

Location:  Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus

For More Info:  315-673-1350

Starts:  9/15/2011         Ends: 9/15/2011

Event: The Night Sky to Syracuse Eyes

Location:  Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St, Liverpool

For More Info:  315-457-0310

Starts:  9/15/2011         Ends: 9/18/2011

Event: Scott Bruce & Mike Stankiewicz Live at Wise Guys

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

For More Info:  315-477-9898

Starts:  9/15/2011         Ends: 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

Starts:  9/16/2011         Ends: 9/16/2011

Event: Fundraiser:  September Song

Location:  Traditions at the Links at Erie Village, 5900 North Burdick Street, East Syracuse

For More Info:  315-634-1100

Starts:  9/16/2011         Ends: 9/16/2011

Event: Star Party: Elusive Planets

Location:  Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus

For More Info:  315-673-1350

Starts:  9/16/2011         Ends: 9/18/2011

Event: $3 Million Annual Ski & Board Sale

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

For More Info:  585-292-0580

Starts:  9/16/2011         Ends: 9/18/2011

Event: Festa Italiana

Location:  In Front of City Hall, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-422-8284

Starts:  9/16/2011         Ends: 9/18/2011

Event: Jordan Fall Festival

Location:  Village of Jordan, 10 Beaver Street, Jordan

For More Info:  315-689-9423

Starts:  9/17/2011         Ends: 9/17/2011

Event: 12th Annual Pagan Pride Day

Location:  Long Branch Park, 391 Long Branch Rd., Liverpool

For More Info:  315-453-6712

Starts:  9/17/2011         Ends: 9/17/2011

Event: Anime Syracuse Festival

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

For More Info:  315-383-6164

Starts:  9/17/2011         Ends: 9/17/2011

Event: Cat Show

Location:  CNY Family Sports Centre, 7201 Jones Rd, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-687-6871

Starts:  9/17/2011         Ends: 9/17/2011

Event: Concert:  The 219 Takeover

Location:  219 West, 219 S. West St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-478-1018

Starts:  9/17/2011         Ends: 9/17/2011

Event: Craft Fun

Location:  Central Library, 300 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

For More Info:  315-435-1900

Starts:  9/17/2011         Ends: 9/17/2011

Event: Junior Cafe Scientifique

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

For More Info:  315-425-9068

Starts:  9/17/2011         Ends: 9/18/2011

Event: Fall Syracuse Gun Show

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

For More Info:  607-748-1010

Starts:  9/17/2011         Ends: 1/8/2012

Event: DinoMania at the MOST

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

For More Info:  315-425-9068

Starts:  9/18/2011         Ends: 9/18/2011

Event: Concert:  DJ Tiesto

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

For More Info:  315-435-8000

Starts:  9/18/2011         Ends: 9/18/2011

Event: envIRONmental CHEF homegrown

Location:  Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus

For More Info:  315-673-1350

Starts:  9/18/2011         Ends: 9/18/2011

Event: Garden Tour at Sycamore Hill

Location:  Sycamore Hill Gardens, 2130 Old Seneca Tnpk, Marcellus

For More Info:  315-673-1350

Starts:  9/18/2011         Ends: 9/18/2011

Event: Ironman 70.3 Syracuse

Location:  Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 West Shore Manor, Jamesville

For More Info:  800-234-4797

Starts:  9/18/2011         Ends: 9/18/2011

Event: Vince O’Neil’s Wild Mushrooms Festival

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

For More Info:  315-446-1463

Starts:  9/18/2011         Ends: 9/18/2011

Event: Westcott Street Cultural Fair

Location:  Westcott Street area, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse

For More Info:  315-703-6848

Starts:  9/23/2011         Ends: 9/25/2011

Event: Great Syracuse OktoberFest

Location:  CNY Regional Market, 2100 Park St., Syracuse

For More Info:  800-234-4797

Starts:  9/23/2011         Ends: 9/25/2011

Event: New York Wine Festival

Location:  Mirbeau Inn and Spa, 851 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles

For More Info:  315-685-0552

Starts:  9/24/2011         Ends: 9/24/2011

Event: Concert:  Marc Broussard

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

For More Info:  315-299-8886

Starts:  9/24/2011         Ends: 9/24/2011

Event: Syracuse University Football vs. Toledo

Location:  Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse

For More Info:  1-888-DOMETIX

Starts:  9/24/2011         Ends: 9/25/2011

Event: Honeywell Fall Sportsmen’s Days

Location:  Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Rouite 321, Elbridge

For More Info:  315-689-9367

Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2011 @ 7:23 pm by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles

 
 
 
 
From the Beginning quilt

From the Beginning quilt

Calling All Crafters….And Would-Be Crafters!

 

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Crochet? Quilt?

 

Now’s your chance, as fall classes get under way at Patchwork Plus Quilt and Yarn Shop, 2532 Cherry Valley Turnpike (Rte. 20), Marcellus.

 

Scheduled to begin soon are:

 

• “From the Beginning,” covering the basics of quilting. Over the course of six weeks, students create a four-block wall hanging. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 28. $85.

 

• “Beginning Crochet.” In this three-week class, students complete a purse, scarf and shawl. 1 to 3 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Oct. 4. $30.

 

• “Beginning Knitting.” Over the course of three weeks, students complete a simple project from a pattern of their choice. 10 a.m. to noon or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays (starting Oct. 11) or Thursdays (starting Oct. 13). $30.

 

If you already know the basics, these classes might be of interest:

 

• “A Green Thumb for Everyone,” a class in appliqué in which students create one flower block a month. 1 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m. once a month for 10 months, starting Sept. 22. $21 per session.

 

• “Serger/Overlock Refresher Class,” 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 or Nov. 12. $25.

 

• “Hats Hats, Hats,” demonstrating knitting techniques for hats. 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month for three months, beginning Sept. 27. $40.

 

• “Mystery Quilt.” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on three consecutive Fridays, beginning Nov. 4. $45.

 

• “Silk and Ribbon Christmas Stocking,” a serger class in which students weave together red and green silk duponi and white ribbon to create a decorative, functional stocking. 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 or Dec. 10. $25.

 

• “Versatile Wave Purse,” an intermediate-level class in which students create a purse with a zipper closure and pockets on the inside, then make interchangeable, reversible covers. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30. $32.

 

Two free classes will also be held:

 

• “Sewphisticated Ladies,” a show-and-tell and discussion of techniques for owners of Bernina 820/830 sewing machines. 12:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month for three months, starting Sept. 17.

 

• “Monday Knitters,” in which participants work on their own knitting projects and on hats to be donated. Canned goods or non-perishable food items are requested, so that they can be donated to local food pantries. 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

 

“For 25 years, our mission statement has included ‘passing down the craft,’” says Patchwork Plus co-owner Judi West, who notes that the shop offers a variety of demonstrations and other educational programs throughout the year.

 

For information on upcoming programs, go to http://www.patchworkplus.com, call 315-673-2208, or check out Patchwork Plus Quilt Shop on Facebook.

 

 

Posted: Thursday, September 8th, 2011 @ 8:19 pm by Curt
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The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING

Wednesday, August 24 – Saturday, September 10 – Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Rt. 38A, Auburn. This musical follows a lovable gang of kids as they travel through Catholic School in the early 1960′s. You’ll follow them as they go from first confession to first date, all under the watchful eyes of Father O’Reilly and the good Sisters. www.merry-go-round.com 800-457-8897

Friday, September 2 – Sunday, October 23 – Quietude: Paintings and Drawing by Chris Baker and Harry Bliss – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. This exhibition will feature two artists from the Finger Lakes region that share long standing and prolific artistic careers. Both artists depict tranquil scenes best described as ?quietude.? Derived from the title of Harry Bliss’ painting ?Quietude,? – this state of stillness or calm is reflected in outdoor landscapes, interiors, and contemplative portraits. Suggested Admission for this exhibition is $6 adults; Members and children 12 & under are free. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553

Friday, August 19 – Tuesday, September 6 – Lake Ontario Counties’ Fall Fishing Derby – Lake Ontario, Fair Haven. Adult & youth derby categories include salmon, brown trout, lake trout, rainbow/steelhead and walleye, prizes. www.loc.org 888-733-5246

Wednesday, September 7 – A Conversation About 9/11 and Service – Cayuga Community College Bourke Memorial Library, Lower Level, 197 Franklin St, Auburn. Commemorate the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance with a Community Conversation that explores the ways in which service transformed and interconnected people everywhere. Join us for a discussion of ?A Firefighter’s Story,? by Jill McCracken and talk about the legacy of service and its place in our lives and our democracy. 11:00am – Noon. www.cayuga-cc-edu/library 315-255-1743 x 2299

CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM 131 GENESEE STREET AUBURN, NY 13021 315-255-1658

Thursday, September 8 – Museum and Farm Tour – Past to Present – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A & O’Hara Farms, Chamberlain Rd., Auburn. Learn about farming in the 1800’s and the present. Meet & tour the Museum, eat lunch, then drive to O’Hara Farms, a multi-million dollar Cayuga County Farm. Dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes. $10 fee to cover lunch. Reservations required. www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum 315-252-7644

Thursday, September 8 – Second Annual Harvest Fest – Chateau Dusseau, 5292 Erron Hill Rd., Locke. Wine making, tasting & sales. New releases, Niagara, Chelois & Seyval. Hobby Winemaker’s must! Noon – 5pm. www.chateaudusseau.com 315-497-9463

Friday, September 9, & Saturday September 10 – Film – Farmageddon – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasonably burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. 9/9 – 1 & 8pm, 9/10 – 8pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Saturday, September 10 – 2nd Annual GOLF BALL DROP – Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Enjoy watching hundreds of golf balls come tumbling down from the top of one of the Fleming Fire Department’s ladder trucks onto a target drawn on the grass. The five balls closest to the center of the target win cash prizes, with first prize of $3,000! Sponsored By: Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. Tickets are $10 at Auburn Discount Liquor and at the Agency’s Site I at 65 State Street. You can also purchase tickets by calling 315.255-1703 ext. 155. www.cscaa.com/events.html 315-255-1703×155

Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11 – Community Remembrance to Honor 9/11 Victims – Auburn Junior High School, 191 Franklin St., Auburn. The City of Auburn will host a three-day community remembrance to honor those killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Opening ceremony starts at 8:30pm on 9/10 at City Hall – dedication of a permanent memorial in honor of those who perished. At Auburn Junior High School, a re-creation & opening of the healing field where 1200 flags will be displayed. At 7:00pm, a patriotic lawn concert. At 6:45pm on 9/11, a procession marches into Holland Stadium, followed by a remembrance ceremony and vigil. 315-255-4104

Saturday, September 10 – Annual International Coastal Cleanup – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Road, off Route 104A, Sterling. Think globally and act locally in support of your environment! Join Sterling Nature Center in cleaning up the Lake Ontario Shore. Refreshments will be served after the work is done. Rain date Sunday, September 11th. 10:00am – 12:00pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143

Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11 – TomatoFest – Emerson Park, Route 38A, Auburn. Live entertainment, food, crafts and amusement rides to benefit the Cayuga County Food Pantry, parking $2. 11am – 6pm daily. Admission $3/adult, $1/children. Children under 12 admitted free with a canned good donation. www.cnytomatofest.com

Sunday, September 11 – Thursday, September 15 – Quilting by the Lake 2 – Fiber Art Workshop – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Color Mixing for Dyers. Learn how to mix colors which will yield hundreds of hues & a wide range of values. Build a sample book of more than 1000 dye formulas on 100% cotton fabric. Instructor – Carol Soderlund. Fee. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553

Wednesday, September 14 – Saturday, October 1 – The Marvelous Wonderettes – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Rt. 38A, Auburn. Upstate NY’s most popular professional theater performing six large scale musicals each season. Regional premiere. Take four lifelong girlfriends who just happen to be an amazing singing group, add every great girl group song from the fifties and sixties, throw in the senior prom and the ten-year reunion then shake, rattle and roll until it almost hurts to laugh. Purchase tickets at the Box Office or online. www.merry-go-round.com 315-255-1785 or 800-457-8897

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

Thursday, September 15 – STEVIE TOMBSTONE in Concert – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. 7:30pm. STEVIE TOMBSTONE has performed everywhere from the Arctic Circle to the Rio Grande Valley. Stevie currently sports 2 full-length solo releases one spent 6 weeks in the top ten on XM radio’s x country. Stevie has worked and appeared with Greg Allman, The Georgia Satellites, Jason and the Scorchers and The Black Crowes just to name a few. He will be performing songs from his previous release as well as fielding tunes from his upcoming release. Don’t miss this evening of roots music in the cafe! Tickets $10. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18 – Sterling Stage Last Daze of Summer – Sterling Stage Kampitheater, 274 Kent Rd., Sterling. Weekend of live music on three stages. 4th annual event celebrates the final fleeting days of summer with another great mix of folk, roots, and jamband music. www.sterlingstage.com 818-212-9489

Friday, September 16 – GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse – Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Girls’ night out event prior to the show! Complimentary reception featuring hors d’oeuvres & wines from the Finger Lakes. 6-8pm. Purchase your tickets for The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Box Office: 315.255-1785 (800.457-8897) or online. www.merry-go-round.com 315-255-1785 or 800-457-8897

Friday, September 16 & Saturday, September 17 – ?THE FUTURE? – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. In her follow-up to ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, internationally-acclaimed artist, author and filmmaker Miranda July returns with this story of a thirty-something couple whose decision to adopt a cat changes their perspective on life, literally altering the course of time and testing their faith in themselves and each other. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. 9/16 1 & 8pm, 9/17 8pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Friday, September 16 – The POWER PENDULUM – Cayuga Community College Irene Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. The Power Pendulum is proudly presented by the Seneca Cayuga ARC and Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians and Entertainers: Center for Creative Expression. F.A.M.E. originates plays, motion pictures, as well as variety shows, and an annual art exhibition. The Power Pendulum is sure to delight audiences while a group of Hackers meets a group of Heroes who are out to save the world! 7pm. www.sencayarc.org/adult-fame.htm 315-252-7016

Saturday, September 17 – DOROTHY WICKENDEN talks about her book ?Nothing Daunted? – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Dorothy Wickenden has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996. She also writes for the magazine and is the moderator of its weekly podcast ?The Political Scene.? She is on the faculty of The Writers’ Institute at CUNY’s Graduate Center, where she teaches a course on narrative nonfiction. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, Wickenden was national affairs editor at Newsweek from 1993-1995 and before that was the longtime executive editor at The New Republic. 8:00pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18 – Ontario Orchard’s Fall Jamboree – Ontario Orchard’s Farm, 15273 Center Rd., Sterling. Fun for the family. Hay rides, corn maize, food vendors, live entertainment, kids activities, apple & pumpkin picking and more. Free. www.ontarioorchards.com 315-343-6328

Saturday, September 17 – Fall Arts Festival – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Local artists’ and crafters’ works on display. Free live music from Cielle & Kambuyu Marimba. Food available for a fee. Have a locally-sourced Christmas this year – shop at the Arts Fest! 11AM – 5PM. www.treleavenwines.com 315-364-5100 or 800-439-5271

Saturday, September 17 – Someone Like You – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main Street, Route 90, Aurora. Starring Leslie Goddard and her friends from Broadway. Aurora-born Leslie (Jersey Boys, Hairspray), performs with her talented friends Lauren Kling (Hairspray) and Gretchen Bieber (Hairspray) featuring Jasper Grant (Musical Director of The Color Purple on tour) on piano with special appearance by David Baum (Mary Poppins, A Chorus Line). Using musical theater, pop/rock songs, and dance, the performers will create characters similar to themselves that reveal their journeys to fulfilling their Broadway dreams. 8pm. $12/adults, $10/seniors and students, $8/children. www.morganoperahouse.org 315-364-5437

Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18 – Chocolate, Cheese & Chambourcin – CJS Vineyards, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn. Saturday & Sunday, 12-5PM. Taste different chocolates and cheeses with our estate Chambourcin, a dry, dark, delicious red. The Chambourcin grape is a French-American hybrid. Free admission. www.cjsvineyards.com 315-730-4619

Sunday, September 18 – Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast – Whitford Airport, 3043 Ditmar Rd., Weedsport. Fly in or drive in and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and doughnuts served with coffee, juice or milk. Tie-downs and 100 LL available. Plenty of aircraft to see. Last breakfast of the season. 7:30am till noon. $6/adults, $3/children under 12, Free/children under 5. www.whitfordairport.com 315-834-9950

Sunday, September 18 – WALK TO REMEMBER – Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn. This second annual event is set for September 18th from 10:30AM – 12:30PM at Emerson Park. The entry fee is $15 and includes a t-shirt, meal ticket and bracelet. 315-253-1226

Sunday, September 18 – Drop-In Family Art Making – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn – Experimenting with paint. 1-4:30pm. $5. Families can complete a project as a group or complete multiple projects individually. Projects are adaptable for all ages 5 years and up. Participants will receive instruction and the materials required to complete a project. Projects take approximately 30 minutes to complete. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553

Sunday, September 18 – ?Wish You Were Here? – Howland Stone Store Museum, 2956 State Route 34B, Aurora. Buy a ticket in at the Museum in Sherwood and trace the history of barn construction as form followed function in this iconic form of vernacular architecture. Visit different barns from those on our 2010 tour to see how building styles changed as farming methods adapted to new trends and technologies in agriculture. Meet the proud owners and gain a new appreciation for the heart of farming’s economic impact on the local landscape. $8 per person. 7pm. www.HowlandStoneStore.org 315-364-5587

Sunday, September 18 – A Stitch in Time Quilt Show – Montezuma Historical Society Historic Mentz Church, Montezuma. The show will feature a display in the church of new and antique quilts of the area. Area quilters will demonstrate various quilting techniques. Donation: $3.00. 4pm. www.cayugacounty.us/montezuma/mentz-church/index.html 315-776-4656

Sunday, September 18 – Farm Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Farm Dinner celebrates our relationship with Rose Ryan of Harvest Home Organics, who provides the majority of our seasonal organic produce. In addition to our selection of local vegetables we will craft the menu to use entirely all local ingredients—no exceptions—from the basic mirepoix in the stocks and sauces to local pastured chicken, eggs, dairy and grains. Look for wine choices to represent all-stars of the Finger Lakes region. 6:30 reception, 7:00pm dinner $75 per person plus tax & gratuity. www.aurora-inn.com 315-364-8888

NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Village Outpost, Aurora

Pumpkin Hill Bistro, Aurora

Elderberry Pond Restaurant, Auburn

Pleasant Beach Hotel & Restaurant, Fair Haven

CJS Vineyards

White Barn Winery

Fingerlakes Drive In

Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum

Whispering Winds Motel

NEW BUSINESS 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

 

Posted: Thursday, September 8th, 2011 @ 8:14 pm by Curt
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Baltimore Woods Nature Center October 2011 events

1 Star Party: National Astronomy Day Back-up date: October 2nd.
7:30-9:30pm
The first weekend in October is home to National Astronomy Day—celebrate and come and have a look at the skies! View the planets Uranus and Neptune through telescopes, plus the early winter star clusters such as the Pleiades, along with the king of the planets, Jupiter, rising in the east. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

15 If These Trees Could Talk
1-2:30pm
Join Baltimore Woods Naturalist Tom Meier on a journey through time. The shape of the forests at Baltimore Woods is intimately tied to the lifestyles of all the people who came before. This hike will take an inspiring look at the history of the preserve and the ever changing relationships between people and the land, as told through the eyes of the colorful autumn trees. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

19 Volunteer Lunch
Noon
On the third Wednesday of the month Baltimore Woods offers our volunteers a lunch of locally harvested foods at the Interpretive Center. All our volunteers are welcome! Please call ahead to register.

22 Double Dog Dare Walk
8-9:30pm
Baltimore Woods dares you — no, double dog dares you, to walk through the woods with only the moon lighting your way! Search for creatures that go bump in the night and for treats hidden along the trails. Accommodates 10-25 participants. $5 for members; $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

Thea Reidy
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Road, P.O. Box 133
Marcellus, NY 13108
315 673-1350 office; 315 247-7904 cell
www.baltimorewoods.org
Nature in your hands

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Posted: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 @ 7:09 pm by Curt
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photos courtesy Karen Hanford, Sycamore Hill Gardens
Explore Sycamore Hill Farm & Gardens in Marcellus through The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program on September 18th, 2011

COLD SPRING, NY: On Sunday, September 18th, explore Sycamore Hill Farm & Gardens, 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus, open to the public for one day only through The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the garden is $5; children 12 and under are free. Open Days are rain or shine, and no reservations are required. Call 1-888-842-2442, or visit www.opendaysprogram.org for more information. A portion of the proceeds from this Open Day will be shared with the Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus.
Sycamore Hill Farm & Gardens covers thirty acres of former hillside cropland and is located sixteen miles west of Syracuse in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region. At an elevation of 900 feet with recorded low temperatures in the minus twenties, 120-plus inches of annual snowfall, and strong winter winds, the gardens are a solid Zone 5. The garden has spread from the environs of the house and barn to former cow pastures, hay fields, and cropland. The goal of the owners is to create sustainable, low-maintenance plantings through thoughtful selection and experienced placement specific to Zone 5 and the microclimates of the garden. Sycamore Hill has more than 500 varieties of trees and one million spring and summer flowering bulbs, 200-plus varieties of flowering shrubs, and thousands of perennials. The mission for this event is to have Central New York residents and guests tour the grounds, eat picnic lunches, feed the koi, enjoy a garden experience with family and friends, and benefit The Garden Conservancy in the process. With two miles of gravel road the gardens are accessible to everyone. There is ample parking for more than 100 vehicles including buses with a circular drive to allow “drop-offs” for those needing assistance. A seven-passenger golf cart tours the garden every twenty minutes leaving from a pleasant seating area at the entrance. All guests receive a garden map and plants are labeled for identification. Rest rooms are also available and accessible.
Open Days gardens are featured in the 2011 Open Days Directory; a soft-cover book that includes detailed driving directions and vivid descriptions written by their owners. The directory includes garden listings in eighteen states and costs $21.95 including shipping. Visit www.opendaysprogram.org or call the Garden Conservancy toll-free at 1-888-842-2442 to order with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express, or send a check or money order to: the Garden Conservancy, P.O. Box 219, Cold Spring, NY 10516. Discount admission tickets are available as well through advanced mail order.
The 2011 Open Days program is generously sponsored by Fine Gardening magazine as its National Media Sponsor. Fine Gardening magazine brings you breathtaking design ideas, helpful techniques, and the know-how to get great results in your own garden.
The Garden Conservancy introduced the Open Days program in 1995 as a means of introducing the public to gardening, providing easy access to outstanding examples of design and horticultural practice, and proving that exceptional American gardens are still being created. The Open Days program is America’s only national private garden-visiting program, and is made possible by the work of hundreds of volunteers nationwide. Visit the Garden Conservancy and its Open Days program online at www.opendaysprogram.org.
Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108
Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays.
The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.

Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun.
Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information

Thea Reidy
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Road, P.O. Box 133
Marcellus, NY 13108
315 673-1350 office; 315 247-7904 cell
www.baltimorewoods.org
Nature in your hands

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Posted: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 @ 7:07 pm by Curt
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