1 Hoffman St.
Auburn, NY 13021
REIKI CERTIFICATION LEVEL II at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Saturday, June 4, 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.
LIFE JOURNEYS DISCUSSION GROUP at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Group meets once a month to discuss various spiritual topics, spiritual journeys and related experiences in a comfortable, non-judgmental environment. Cost: $5. Pre-registration is appreciated. Register online at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315-704-0319.
GENTLE YOGA CLASS at The Center (1 Hoffman Street, Auburn, NY), with instructor Georgia Stormes, RYT 500, begins Wednesday June 8, 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Cost: $50.00 for four sessions. Pre-registration is required. Online registration is available at www.TheCenter4wellness.com or call 315.704.0319.
ZUMBA CLASS ® at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Mondays, June 13 – July 25, 6:15 – 7:15 pm with instructor Tracy Anderson. Cost $48 for six weeks. Drop-in fee $10. 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), Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 – 8:30 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.
DRUMMING CIRCLE WITH RON VAN NOSTRAND at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Ron leads drumming circles at The Center each month. Pre-registration is required. Please call 315.704.0319 to reserve your place. Suggested donation: $10.
ZUMBA CLASS ® at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Thursdays, June 16 – July 21, 6:15 – 7:15 pm with instructor Tracy Anderson. Cost $48 for six weeks. Drop-in fee $10. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.
REIKI CERTIFICATION LEVEL I at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Saturday, June 18, 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.
STRESS REDUCTION WORKSHOP at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Tuesday, June 21, 7:00 – 8:30 pm with instructor Connie Heagerty, CHT. Learn stress management techniques that can be worked into your everyday schedule. Cost: $45 includes 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, June 21 – August 9, 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.
GROUP HYPNOSIS FOR SMOKING CESSATION at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), with facilitator Connie Heagerty, CHT, Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 – 8:30 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.
THE HEALING CIRCLE with facilitators Diane DelPiano, RN, Reiki Master and Ron Van Nostrand, brings together Reiki and drumming. The circle will meet at The Center, (1 Hoffman Street, Auburn), Wednesday, June 29, 7:00 – 9:30 pm. Cost: $10. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315.704.0319.
LIFE JOURNEYS DISCUSSION GROUP at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Tuesday, July 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Group meets once a month to discuss various spiritual topics, spiritual journeys and related experiences in a comfortable, non-judgmental environment. Cost: $5. Pre-registration is appreciated. Register online at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315-704-0319.
CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM 131 GENESEE STREET AUBURN, NY 13021 315-255-1658
CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING
Wednesday, May 18 – Sunday, May 29 – Made in NY – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Annual juried exhibit of NYS artists. Exhibited works typically include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture created within the last three years. Suggested adult admission $3. Members/Children under 12 Free. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
Wednesday, May 18 – 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
Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22 – Crazy Hair Skate Days – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. Makeovers, games and hair-raising fun! Prizes for tallest, most colorful, beaufiful, craziest, most accessories, prickliest, longest, best mullet, and best bed head. You’ll be wiggin’ out if you miss the fun. Fri. 6-8:30pm, Sat. 1-3:30pm. www.reva-rollerdrome.com (315) 252-8225
Friday, May 20 – Saturday, May 21 – Bass Pro Shops Camping Workshops – Bass Pro Shops, Routes 5 & 20, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn. Learn advanced techniques for processing your own sausage, whole muscle jerky, ground jerky and marinated wild game meats. If you’re just getting started, or have processed your own game for 40 years, Brad Lockwood will share advanced game processing tips and techniques that will make you a better home processor. May 20th 6:30pm, May 21st 1:00pm. www.basspro.com (315) 258-2717
Saturday, May 21 – King Ferry’s ’I Love Chocolate Day’ – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., Aurora. Celebrate all things chocolate on Saturday May 21 at King Ferry Winery’s ’I Love Chocolate’ Day from 11 to 5:30. Sinful chocolate desserts are matched with our award-winning Treleaven wines: $7. We’ll have free fun all day – a live radio remote from Lite 97.3, a performance by ’Restless’ from 2:30 to 5, and a bounce house for the kids all day long. Lunch will be available for a fee from Mo’s Pit BBQ, and we’ll be selling wine by the glass or bottle. www.treleavenwines.com (315) 364-5100
Saturday, May 21 – May Festival – Village Park, Main St., Fair Haven. First Annual May Festival, 11am-4pm at the Fair Haven Village Park. Join the fun & celebrate SPRING! Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Hall, 6-11am, The Fairy & Gnome Parade, 11am, crafts & games for kids – noon on. Vendors, music, raffles & demonstrations. Scavenger hunt, poker walk, bike rodeo, visit local businesses, & restaurants. www.fairhavenny.com (315) 947-5674
Saturday, May 21 – Book Signing – Tim Green – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn. Stop in for a book signing with Tim Green at 1pm! He will be promoting his latest book, ’Best of the Best’. In his compelling style, Tim Green delivers great sports action and more—a fast-paced adventure about friendship, the power of becoming a team, and finding a way to get what you need when you can’t have what you want. www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com (315) 515-3411
Saturday, May 21 – Monday, May 30 – Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors Event – Bass Pro Shops, Routes 5 & 20, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn. Bass Pro Shop is taking it outdoors! Check out the link above for events details and times. Don’t to bring the family for noon fish feeding frenzy at the indoor fish tank. www.basspro.com (315) 258-2717
Tuesday, May 24 – Fanny Seward Book Club – Seward House Musem, 33 South St., Auburn. The Seward family were avid readers. More than 5,000 books grace the shelves of their home. To celebrate this love of reading, Seward House Museum welcomes all to join the Fanny Seward Book Club. The book to be discussed is “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens. 7pm. www.sewardhouse.org (315) 252-1283
Wednesday, May 25 – Last Wednesday Poetry Read – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Relax in a comfortable atmosphere, share your work with other poetry lovers and enjoy creative discussion and feedback. Wine/beer cash bar for those with proper I.D. $2 suggested donation at the door. 7:30 PM. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Thursday, May 26 – 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, May 26 – Make Shift – Informal Art Making for Adults & Teens – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Cans and Bottles. Informal, drop-in art making activities that use recycled materials. Learn a new technique, start a project, and discover new artistic ideas for unused materials. Instruction and materials provided. Bring a friend, family, or colleague. Bring your own snacks. $10 member/$15 non-member. 6PM – 8PM. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29 – Sterling Stage Folkfest – Sterling Stage Kampitheater, 274 Kent Rd., Sterling. 7th annual event kicks off the season with over 30 of the Northeast’s best live acts. Folk, roots, & jambands…artist village, vendors, light show, and more. www.sterlingstage.com (818) 212-9489
Thursday, May 26 – Cascade Grill Opening Event – Cascade Grill, 2846 State Rt. 38, Owasco Lake Fire Lane #1, Moravia. Join us Friday May 27th to Kick of our 8th Summer Season on beautiful Owasco Lake! Music Friday 8-11pm – Buddy Barrett Band. Cans & Clams Specials All Weekend. (315) 497-1900
Friday, May 27 & Saturday, May 28 – SENTENCED: A Period Piece – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Auburn’s own improv and sketch comedy troupe returns to Auburn Public Theater with a new show! Baby Seal Club is doomed. The world is coming to an end outside and all they want is to get through this final show before the Zombie Crisis gets through the door and eats their brains. During the show, the ’Mortally Challenged’ Zombie population decide they want their rights and stage a protest, holding punchlines hostage until they get their ’Collective dismembering rights’. Jane Austen’s bundle of work has never tasted so bloody good. Show at 8pm, tickets $8. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Saturday, May 28 – Memorial Day Skate – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. 1-3:30pm, admission $6 – includes skating & inflatables. New inflatable rides, games & outdoor activities. Water balloon battle. www.reva-rollerdrome.com (315) 252-8225
Saturday, May 28 – Harriet Tubman Celebration – Harriet Tubman Home, 180 South St., Auburn. Fort Hill Cemetery grave site ceremony followed by activities and Underground Railroad exhibit at the Home. http://www.nyhistory.com/harriettubman/ – (315) 252-2081
Saturday, May 28 – Sunday, May 29 – Welcome in the Summer Party – Emerson Park, Route 38A, Auburn. Fundraising event for Owasco Fire Department. Bands, dancing, food, and refreshments, Custom Taylor Band playing! 6PM – 1AM. Fee. http://co.cayuga.ny.us/parks/emerson/events.html (315) 252-7644
Saturday, May 28 – Soap Box Derby – Hoopes Park, Genesee St., Auburn. Sponsored by Auburn YMCA-WEIU. Youth races, food and entertainment, FREE. http://www.auburnymca.org/ (315) 253-6153
Saturday, May 28 – Finger Lakes Cheese Open House – Finger Lakes Cheese Trail NY. Visit anytime between 10-5 p.m. to receive farm tours, talk with the cheese makers, and taste cheese samples… all at no cost. Enjoy a day touring in the Finger Lakes. Bon appetite! Farms on the cheese trail include: Keeley’s Cheese Co., Finger Lakes Dexter Cheese Creamery, Shtayburne Farm, Hillcrest Dairy, Engelbert Farms, Lively Run Goat Dairy, Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company, Cowlick Farm, Side Hill Acres Goat Farm, Sunset View Creamery, and Muranda Cheese. http://www.flcheesetrail.com/Trail_ (800) 813-2958
Sunday, May 29 – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga. Free entertainment, featuring Dick Eldredge, in their renovated 100 year old barn. Dick\’s broad range of tunes cover classic rock (Bob Seger), blues (Delbert McClinton) and country (Tobey Keith). Dance, listen in, or sit out on the deck & enjoy the countryside, pond & route 20 hustle. Bring a picnic lunch and relax for an afternoon on the farm. www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com (315) 252-2535 or (315) 283-8095
Sunday, May 29 – DIRT Car 3rd Annual All-Star Weekend – Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, 8310 Grant Ave. Rd., Auburn. The season kicks off May 29 with a combination of two premier events. The annual All-Star 100 and Hall of Fame Classic are being combined for an unforgettable Memorial Day Weekend experience. 60-laps of racing action will complimented by a 20-lap double-down feature for the DIRTcar Modifieds making this a can’t miss event. Purchase your reserved tickets by May 7 and receive a FREE Pit Pass! Kids 9 & under are FREE! Get your tickets NOW! 7pm. www.rollingwheelsraceway.com (315) 834-6605
Sunday, May 29 – Majorpalooza 2011 5K Race – Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Majorpalooza provides fun affordable family events all while raising a modest donation for local causes. 5K race cost $20. http://www.majorpalooza.com/index.html (315) 730-0603
Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day Parade – Downtown Auburn, Genesee St., Auburn. 11AM parade followed by musical entertainment and the Kiwanis Duck Derby. (315) 255-4104
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NATIONAL GRID SPONSORS NATURE IN THE CITY PROGRAM FOR TWO SYRACUSE CITY SCHOOLS
Urban Science Program Continues to Impact Syracuse Students
May 18, 2011 – Thanks to a funding grant from National Grid, Blodgett and Roberts Elementary Schools in Syracuse, will be participating in the Baltimore Woods Nature Center’s Nature in the City program designed to ignite interest in science to thousands of Syracuse students by linking urban schools with neighborhood green spaces through environmental education.
Now in its seventh year, the award-winning program is working in concert with the Syracuse City School District and companies such as National Grid to deliver an innovative approach to urban natural science education to students in grades K-6 in eleven Syracuse city schools.
Students at Blodgett and Roberts Elementary schools will gain valuable experiences in science instruction through walking field trips to parks and neighborhood green spaces, as well as in the classroom, to strengthen student’s connections to the natural world. The students build scientific literacy through activities that link state standards to their surroundings, and develop sensible stewardship for their neighborhood.
“Nature in the City is a model program to join National Grid’s focus on support education and the environment in the communities we serve,” said Melanie Littlejohn, National Grid Director of Community and Customer Management. “Working with the Baltimore Woods Nature Center gives National Grid the opportunity to help develop environmental leaders of tomorrow and advance our Engineering Our Future initiative to inspire youth to pursue science, technology, engineering and math skills,” she added.
“Syracuse Parks are the perfect living laboratory for teaching science,” said Patty Weisse, Executive Director, Baltimore Woods Nature Center.
“There is no question about the merit of the program, every teacher and administrator raves about Nature in the City,” said Daniel Lowengard, Superintendent Syracuse City School District.
Recent results taken from pre and post test scores from the fifth grade energy program indicate an average 50 percent improvement in fifth graders’ understanding of energy following Nature in the City instruction. Nature in the City gives children an opportunity to experience the study of natural science in the milieu of parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, providing early learning experiences in the sciences that are relevant, meaningful and fun.
Financial support to Nature in the City was also awarded by the Syracuse City School District, Time Warner, Lockheed Martin MS2, Lockheed Martin Employee Federated Fund, Dominion, SRC Inc., AXA, Byrne Dairy, Key Bank, Colonial Laundromat, Anaren Microwave, Gear Motions Foundation, CNY Air and Waste Management Association, and Onondaga County’s Save the Rain green infrastructure project.
Employees of corporate sponsors can also volunteer their time to assist with programs in the classroom and walking field trips. Opportunities such as sponsoring a classroom bird feeding station or a local park clean up can also be scheduled. Please contact Nature in the City volunteer coordinator Emma Anderson at (315) 673-1350, or email email@example.com for more information.
Baltimore Woods Nature in the City meets New York State science curriculum standards and brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, Nature in the City is tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards with lesson content that supports teachers and directly impacts students. To learn more about the program visit www.baltimorewoods.org for additional information.
National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the U.S., National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid also owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers.
3 images provided by courtesy of Baltimore Woods Nature Center: Nature in the City logo; Baltimore Woods Nature Center logo, and Photo of second graders from Dr. Weeks elementary school on a bird walk at Lincoln Park with a Nature in the City Educator
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Marcellus, NY 13108
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All Aboard for the Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show
Dozens of preserved and restored wooden boats from a bygone era, strolling barbershop quartets, glistening lake waters at the center of a historical, picturesque village—all this and more await you at the Antique and Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles, N.Y., July 29-31.
Land and water displays in Clift Park will feature some 80 antique and classic wooden boats, ranging from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats—many restored to their original condition.
The show, which each year draws more than 10,000 visitors, is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (also known as the Skaneateles Foundation), and presented by M&T Bank. Admission is free.
Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is handicapped accessible.
This is the Finger Lakes Chapter’s 33rd annual show, and the 17th year it has been held in Skaneateles.
“Our Antique and Classic Boat Show has become a tradition for exhibitors, families and visitors,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Foundation. “With children’s activities, the boat parade, free concerts, historical tours—and shopping and dining opportunities afforded by the village’s unique boutiques, galleries and restaurants—there truly is something for everyone.”
Judging of the boats, in 20 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the show will cast their votes for the highly coveted People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
New this year are:
• an a cappella performance by The Finger Lakes Chorus and resident quartets, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
• a cruise aboard The Judge Ben Wiles, for photographers and spectators, from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday. The Judge will leave from the Mid-Lakes Navigation dock in Clift Park and make a slow tour of the north end of Skaneateles Lake, while exhibiting boats make random passes and provide opportunities for action shots. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 13 accompanied by an adult. Coffee and pastries will be available; no reservations are necessary.
• a book-signing by noted boat historian Tony Mollica, at the Ship’s Store. Also available at the Ship’s Store will be a commemorative calendar, produced by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.
These activities will join such time-honored favorites as:
• the boat parade and fly-by, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday
• performances by the Skaneateles Community Band, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, and the Soda Ash Six, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday
• a display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
• guided tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society, starting at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.
• raffle drawings for five big-ticket items, including a framed three-dimensional water chart of Skaneateles Lake created by Lisa’s Chart Art of Webster, N.Y.
This year’s poster was developed from a photograph taken by Lisson Photography, of Skaneateles, and will be for sale at the show and through the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St.
Contributing sponsors of the Antique and Classic Boat Show are Summit Auto, the Sherwood Inn, Lisa’s Chart Art, Delmonico Insurance Agency, Doug’s Fish Fry, Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance, The Sailboat Shop, Adams & Son Insurance, Bluewater Grill & Sweetwater Café, cate&sally, Inn at the Finger Lakes, John’s Body Shop, Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, the Mandana Inn, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Moro’s Table, Realty USA, The UPS Store. Media sponsors are Group M Communications, Scotsman Press, WRVO-FM and Time Warner Cable.
“We are so appreciative of the support we have received from the local business community,” says Dove, who notes that sponsorship opportunities are still available.
For more information on the show, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.
Children’s Summer Theater Workshop
Tuesday, June 28th – Thursday, July 14th, 2011
Auburn Public Theater’s annual Children’s Summer Theater Workshop is one of Central New York’s newest summer theater programs. This summer, young actors from the local community (ages 8 to 16) will spend three weeks pursuing their passion for drama by studying Shakespeare’s HAMLET.
On the final day of class, Thursday, July 14th, we will take a trip to New York City to watch a Royal Shakespeare Company’s Young People’s Production of HAMLET, enjoy lunch and dinner and then return to Auburn by the end of the day.
Space is limited to 35 students. If you’re interested, please contact Janie MicGlire at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (315) 253-6669 to register.