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The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. In July and August, the office will be open from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday as well.

 

Saturday, July 30

- Civil War Sesquicentennial Event – Mount Pleasant Cemetery , Pine St., Port Byron. Come join us as we share Capt. Lockwood’s experiences during the civil war, with many details being shared with the public for the first time. The Sons and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War will conduct the marker dedication. Veteran groups are welcome to stand with colors and join the parade from the Lockwood family burial ground to the flagpole for a special flag raising to honor all service men and woman who have served in the defense of American freedom. 11am. In the event of rain, the service will be held at the High School at 30 Maple Ave. Refreshments to follow. http://www.portbyronhistory.com/p/lockwood-ceremony-july-2011.html Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31

Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31

- Fifty Mile Garage Sale – Route 90 from Montezuma to Homer. Sale Runs along scenic Route 90 from Montezuma to Homer, with hundreds of vendors selling antiques and collectibles. Enjoy food from vendors along the way. Rain or Shine. Shop in any direction. Tuesday, August 2

- Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, East Genesee St., Auburn. The Diane Jacobs Band starting at 6:30pm. Movie – Bee Movie at 8:30pm. Free. www.ci.auburn.ny.us 315-255-4737 Tuesday, August 2

- Tuesday Night MUSIC JAM – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Weekly evening of original regional music, poetry & comedy in open mic cafe setting. Door prizes, snack menu & wine/beer with I.D., $2 at the door. 7:30pm till 11pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669 Tuesday, August 2

- Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre presents ALADDIN – Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Join the magic carpet ride through ancient Arabia following the exciting escapades of Aladdin, recreated by a team of professionals bringing arts opportunities to schools for 50+ years. This year-round repertory company tours state wide with curriculum-based theatre performances and a workshop series for youth during the school year and a family oriented performance during the summer, touring parks, churches, playgrounds & recreation centers. 1pm, free. www.merry-go-round.com 315-255-1305 ext 26 NOW

- Pirate Invasion Weekend – Sterling Renaissnce Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling. Yaar!! Those pirates are invading the Shire with swashbuckling adventure, comedy and song. Join our Pirate Costume Competition for kids and adults; and see pirate swordplay shows and antics throughout the day. Sat. & Sun. 10am – 5pm. Fee. www.sterlingfestival.com 800-879-4446

Posted: Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 @ 6:53 pm by Curt
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The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. In July and August, the office will be open from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday as well.

Friday, July 22 -

Piano Concert – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Featuring professional pianists Mikiko Petrucelli and Eri Iwasa. Both pianists were born in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Petrocelli has won several major awards at competitions around the world and has extensive experience as a chamber and solo pianist. She recently served three years on the faculty at Doan College in Nebraska. Ms. Iwasa has been involved in numerous creative musical activities. She has established a musical group “Emip’s Fables” and has arranged and performed music for the piano and niko, a traditional Chinese instrument. Donation is $10/person. Concert at 7pm. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-1283 Friday, July 22

- Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd (off Route 90), King Ferry. Free wine tastings throughout the music. Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Food available for purchase from local vendors. Cost of admission – FREE! www.treleavenwines.com (800) 439-5271 Friday, July 22 & Saturday, July 23

- Film – The Illusionist – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. 2010 Academy Award Nominee Best Animated Feature. Based on a script Tati wrote but never produced, the film focuses on a sleight-of-hand magician whose career founders as television and rock and roll supplant traditional entertainment. 7/22 – 1 & 8pm, 7/23 – 8pm. Tickets $4. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669 Saturday, July 23

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3rd Annual Studio Sale – F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St., Auburn. Free – noon till 4:00pm. Presented by Seneca Cayuga ARC, F.A.M.E. (Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians & Entertainers). Showtime is a performance art musical variety show along with music by Bob Piorun. A featured performance of a homage to the Blue Man group will take place. A fundraising Hot Dog and Bake Sale will be held in conjunction throughout the event. www.sencayarc.org/adult-fame.htm 315-252-7016Friday, July 22 & Saturday, July 23 -

Sprint Car Summer School – Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, 8310 Grant Ave. Rd., Auburn. Sprint Cars take center stage July 22 and 23 in the ’Fast Track’ Sprint Car Summer Shootout for the 360 Sprint Cars. This unique co-sanctioned event will bring three premier winged sprint car series together with more than just money on the line…bragging rights. 2010 Empire Super Sprints champion Steve Poirier, Patriots Sprint Tour champion Bryan Howland and United Racing Company champion Curt Michael will battle side-by-side in this prestigious event, with bragging rights as the top Sprint Car racer in the region are on the line. The 360 sprints will be joined by the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, CRSA Sprints and The Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club in this Friday and Saturday night extravaganza. SAVE by purchasing a 2-day ticket for ONLY $40 and kids 9 & under are FREE! Get your tickets NOW! 7pm. www.rollingwheelsraceway.com 315-834-6606 Saturday, July 23 -

Shakespeare in the Garden – Seward House Musem, 33 South St., Auburn. Featuring Romeo & Juliet. A bitter feud – two passionate lovers – a duel. Presented by Shakesperience Productions. $15/adults, $12/students. 7pm – grounds open at 6pm – bring lawn chairs/blankets. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252-1283 Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24 -

Charity Antique Flea Market – New Hope Antiques, 5963 New Hope Rd., New Hope. Charity Antique Flea Market on lawn of New Hope Antiques, benefiting local charities. (Vendor participation fees given to the specified month’s charity.) Antiques & collectibles and handmade arts & crafts offered. Numerous vendors. Food & music available. Attendance is free. 10am – 5pm. www.newhopeantiques.com 315-497-2688 Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24 -

Romance Rendezvous Weekend – Sterling Renaissnce Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling. Singles are encouraged to find a match to their Romance Rune Stone for a free round of adult beverages. Already have a love? Treat your paramour to a Lovers’ Picnic or attend our Renewal of Vows Ceremony at the Chapel. Sat. & Sun. 10am – 7pm. Fee. www.sterlingfestival.com 800-879-4446 Saturday, July 23 -

Art in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga. 11am – 5pm. Event features local crafters. Items include, stained glass, photography, pottery, wood turning, jewelry, sewing, wood working and more. Some of the crafters will produce items onsite. Free. www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com 315-252-2535 or 315-283-8095 Sunday, July 24 -

Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre presents ALADDIN – Clifford Park, 81 Mary St. Auburn. Join the magic carpet ride through ancient Arabia following the exciting escapades of Aladdin, recreated by a team of professionals bringing arts opportunities to schools for 50+ years. This year-round repertory company tours state wide with curriculum-based theatre performances and a workshop series for youth during the school year and a family oriented performance during the summer, touring parks, churches, playgrounds & recreation centers. 1pm, free. www.merry-go-round.com 315-255-1305 ext 26 Sunday, July 24 -

Motorcycle Ride Around Owasco Lake – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Meet at Willard Chapel at 9am. Cost $25/person, includes lunch. Rain date is July 31st. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339 Sunday, July 24

] Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast – Whitford Airport, Ditmar Rd., Weedsport. 7:30am till noon. Fly in or drive in and enjoy a good old country breakfast of eggs, pancakes, sausage and doughnuts served with coffee, juice or milk. Tiedowns, camping and fule available. Plently of aircraft and skydiving to see. www.whitfordairport.com Sunday, July 24 -

’Evolution of Farm Machinery and What’s Next in Farm Equipment’ – Howland Stone Store Museum, 2956 State Route 34B, Aurora. Norm Riley, long-time Board President and frequent guide at the Cayuga County Ag Museum in Auburn, will move from the use of the sickle and scythe to plows and tractors, combines and harvesters, showing how each development improved efficiency. Norm will bring some of the machinery models he has built to illustrate his talk. 7pm. www.HowlandStoneStore.org 315-364-5587 Sunday, July 24 – Saturday, July 30

– Bon Ton Roulet – Finger Lakes – Hosted by the Auburn YMCA-WEIU & Cortland YMCA, the BonTon Roulet celebrates its fifteenth seven-day voyage throughout the beautiful Finger Lakes Region by bicycle. A non-competitive cycling adventure, The BonTon will challenge riders of all ages and abilities. Register now. Limited to 650 participants. Fees increase after 6/15. http://www.bontonroulet.com/ 315-253-5304

Posted: Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 @ 6:52 pm by Curt
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The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. In July and August, the office will be open from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday as well.
CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING
Wednesday, July 13 – September 4 – The Cost of Freedom: Cayuga County in the Civil War – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The Cayuga Museum honors the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with an original exhibit focusing on the experiences of local people during the conflict. The Museum’s own important collection of Civil War artifacts will be enhanced with treasured heirlooms loaned by local families: photographs, letters, uniforms, weapons and much more. A series of public programs all summer will expand the Civil War theme, watch for dates and times. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum (315) 253-8051
Wednesday July 13 – Sunday, August 21 – New York Prints of Mind Exhibition – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Contemporary Limited Edition Prints. . Curated by Joe Scala, E.D., Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Selections from the Universal Limited Art Editions collection. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
Wednesday July 13 – Sunday, September 4 – Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals, New York-Penn League. 7PM start, Sun. 6PM, $. www.auburndoubledays.com (315) 255-2489
Wednesday, July 13 – July 20 – Hairspray – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Rt. 38A, Auburn. Upstate NY’s most popular professional theater performing six large scale musicals each season. Hairspray takes you to Baltimore in 1962 and tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big hair, a big heart and a big passion to dance. Great music, great dancing, great story; Hairspray has it all. www.merry-go-round.com (800) 457-8897
Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, August 21 – Sterling Renaissance Festival – 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling. Make plans to travel back in time! Weekends only, Elizabethan festival with live theater, music, dancing, hand-crafted wares and games, 10am-7pm $. http://sterlingfestival.com/ (800) 879-4446
Wednesday, July 13 – August 20 – Cooking with the Calamari Sisters – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St.,Auburn. Cooking with the Calamari Sisters takes place on the set of the sister’s fictional cable-access cooking show Mangia Italiano. The zany Calamari sisters take their audiences on a wild and laugh filled romp as they prepare their latest dishes while belting out all of your old favorites from Que Sera Sera to Mambo Italiano. www.merry-go-round.com (800) 457-8897
Tuesday, July 19 – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, East Genesee St., Auburn. Joe Whiting Band. Concert starts at 6:30. Movie: How to Train Your Dragon – starts at 8:30pm. – free. http://ci.auburn.ny.us/Public_Documents/AuburnNY_RecCalendar/?FormID=158&Date=20100722&calView=0 315-255-4737
Wednesday, July 20 – Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre presents ALADDIN – Casey Park Elementary School, Pulaski St., Auburn. Join the magic carpet ride through ancient Arabia following the exciting escapades of Aladdin, recreated by a team of professionals bringing arts opportunities to schools for 50+ years. This year-round repertory company tours state wide with curriculum-based theatre performances and a workshop series for youth during the school year and a family oriented performance during the summer, touring parks, churches, playgrounds & recreation centers. www.merry-go-round.com 315-255-1305 ext 26
Wednesday, July 20 – Tiffany Summer Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Noon. Vocal/Musical concert. Festive Music. Concerts are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Visit the Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop and the Literacy Volunteers of America sponsored Used Book Sale before or after the concert at Willard Memorial Chapel. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339
Wednesday, July 20 – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2011 – Market Street Park, Auburn. Shonuff Funk Rock Trio – 6-7pm. Auburn Civic Band – 7-8pm. Free concert. Enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Bring your family and chairs, rain or shine. www.auburndowntown.org 315-252-7874
Thursday, July 21 – Tours with Artist Jane Dunnewold – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Join artist Jane Dunnewold for a tour of the exhibition, Jane Dunnewold: Sacred Planet. 7:30pm. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Thursday, July 21 – Free Concert – Market Street Park, Auburn. Prison City Rockers – concert starts at 6:30pm. Sponsored by the City of Auburn Parks & Recreation Dept. – free. www.ci.auburn.ny.us
Thursday, July 21 – Young Living Oils Demostration – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. BONITA SHEAR will lead a hands-on oils workshop at both noon & 6:30pm to introduce and demonstrate the amazing healing properties of Young Living Essential Oils. If you’re brand new to the oils, come listen, ask questions and learn all you can. If you have leagues of experience using the oils, please come, too, and share your vast experience with us! $5 suggested donation. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Thursday, July 21 – Country Music at Dill’s Run – Dill’s Run Winery, 3862 State Route 90, Union Springs. “Country Music” Thursday evenings from 5 – 8pm. Singing a mix of classic country, romantic duets along with some contemporary country favorites, this musical act is sure to please. Advance tickets are $10, or $12 at the door. Entertainment & party platter included. Season tickets also available. www.dillsrun.com/vineyard.htm (315) 889-5007
Thursday, July 21 ? Doug’s Fish Fry Day at the Museum – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A, Auburn. Visit the museum & enjoy a fabulous fish fry from Doug’s. Eat on site or take it home. Tour the museum & view the special exhibits. Check out the new exhibit, ’Auburn’s Golden Age of Industry’, which contains memorabilia from past industry giants. Admission & parking free. Donations accepted. Gift shop open. 4PM – 7PM. www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum 315-252-7644
Thursday, July 21 – 16th Annual Taste for Community Action – Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. 5 – 7:30PM. The 16th Annual TASTE FOR COMMUNITY ACTION features the area’s best food, finest wine, and most irresistible desserts from over 20 of the Finger Lakes premier restaurants and wineries. Advance sale tickets can be purchased for $30 each at the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency offices, Auburn Discount Liquor, and the Holiday Inn Sales Office or by calling 255-1703 x155. Tickets will also be available at the door for $35. 315-255-1703 x126

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You know you’ve been waiting for them: the big white tents that each July turn the streets of downtown Skaneateles into a shopper’s paradise.

They, and the bargains they signify, return July 21-23 for Skaneateles’ annual Curbstone Festival.

The event—featuring more than 30 merchants and organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce—runs along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.,

“The Curbstone Festival is a longstanding tradition in the village and an experience not to be missed,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s so popular that people start asking about the date in January and plan their vacations around it.

“While the sidewalk sales are the draw, the Curbstone Festival is so much more,” she notes. “We have something for everyone—visitors can stroll by the lake or take a Mid-Lakes Navigation cruise, try the village’s fine restaurants, and stay overnight at one of our historic inns or B&Bs. And this year, we’ve expanded the entertainment.”

Visitors can park at metered spots along the street or in the municipal lot (accessed through Genesee or State streets), where two-hour parking is free and all-day parking is $2. Free parking is available at the old firehouse on Fennell Street and on various side streets.

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Barry Darling Exhibition Opens at Imagine Barry Darling Exhibition Opens at Imagine

 

Paintings by Tully artist and educator Barry Darling will be featured throughout the month of August at Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles.

The exhibition opens Aug. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the village’s First Friday celebration. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Pond Creek Bogstompers.

Darling, who was director of the Department of Art at Henninger High School for almost 30 years, has been an adjunct assistant professor of art at Le Moyne College since 1990.

In addition to one-man shows locally at the Everson Museum of Art, Eureka Gallery and Le Moyne College’s Wilson Gallery, he has had exhibitions at the Castle Gallery in New Rochelle, Fenton Moore Fine Arts in Buffalo, and Waxlander/Khadoure and Adieb Khadoure Fine Art in Santa Fe, N.M.

Darling’s recent work involves acrylic color, acrylic medium on canvas and paper, and random use of ink transfers and acrylic pastes.

“Ultimately, I am intrigued by the impact of the image, and secondly by an inferred story or ‘view’ from the contemplative act of manipulating familiar colors and images, and hopefully discovering a little somethin’ along the way,” he says. “It’s the small revelation that keeps me involved. There’s an excitement in standing aside and letting things happen.”

Imagine is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It represents artists from across the country and Canada, along with many Central New York artists, to create one of the most diverse contemporary art collections in the area.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 315-685-6263 or go to http://www.imagineskaneateles.com.

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