|CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM 131 GENESEE STREET AUBURN, NY 13021 315-255-1658
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
Saturday, November 19 – December 31 – Cayuga Museum 75th Anniversay Exhibit – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. View the 75th anniversary exhibit chronicling the history of the Cayuga Museum of History and Art and the Case Research Lab. Also enjoy the new exhibit ’Quilts’ by the Cayuga Lake Quilters Guild. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum 315-253-8051
Friday, December 2 – First Friday Event – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Visit the Schweinfurth Art Center to celebrate the holidays – Enjoy holiday punch and cookies, make an artful holiday ornament, and have a festive photo taken in the Photo Booth. Take advantage of a one-night Holiday Sale in our Gift Shop – non-members receive a 10% discount and members receive 20% off all purchases from 5-8pm. Quilts=Art=Quilts will be on view in the galleries. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Friday, December 2 – First Friday Event – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Stevie Tombstone, popular local singer/songwriter/musician, will anchor the Cayuga Museum’s First Friday celebration. Tombstone will perform his Americana country blues from 5:00 – 7:30, and will have copies of his recently released c.d. Slow Drunken Waltz. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum 315-253-8051
Friday, December 2 – First Friday Event – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Come view 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. Also enjoy local musicians perform for open mic night. 5-7:30pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4 – “A Yuletide Ballad”- Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. A Yuletide Ballad is a re-telling of the Christmas Story. Directed and Produced by James Cantu and Choreographed by Yvonne Hassett, this truly unique family experience will warm your heart and ring in the Holiday Season. $10 General Admission; $8 Seniors and Students: $5 Family Rate. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Friday, December 2 – Saturday, December 3 – “Another Earth” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. A coming-of-adulthood story that improbably blends a plaintive drama with romantic longing and far-out science fiction. 12/2, 1 & 8pm, 12/3, 8pm. $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4 – Holiday Shopping Spree – Cayuga Wine Trail, Cayuga Lake. Experience the warmth of the Holidays while sampling fine wines & special holiday treats. Take home a souvenir wineglass, a grapevine wreath, a unique specialized ornament from each winery, plus holiday recipe cards. Receive a shopper’s discount card that can be used at each winery. Fri. 1PM – 5PM, Sat. 10AM – 6PM & Sun. 10AM – 5PM. Advance tickets: Single $ 35.00, Couple $ 50.00. Tickets at the door: Single $ 40.00, Couple $ 55.00. Designated Driver: Single $ 30.00, Couple $ 45.00. http://cayugawinetrail.com/ 800-684-5217
Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3 – Candlelight Tours – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with an enchanting candlelight tour of the elegant Seward House Museum. Top area florists, artisans and the Skaneateles Garden Club have adopted the Seward House to provide a showcase of holiday decorations! Experience the unique charm and history of the festively adorned Seward House Museum. Prepaid reservations required. $10 adult, $8 for twelve and under. Tours at 6:00 and 7:00pm. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252-1283
Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4 – White Barn Christmas – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga. A Local youth group Christmas tree sale in our decorated barn. Christmas Karaoke 12/4 from 1-4PM in the winery, sing along or listen to Sue Alexander and friends, wine specials to help you stock up for the holidays, and Christmas vacation trivia. Brush up on your Griswald facts for free tastings and other fun prizes! Open Noon-5PM. www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com 315-283-8095
Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4 – Holiday Festival Craft Show – Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Craft Fair & Cultural Food Booths Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 11am-4pm. Children’s Play 12pm & 2:30pm both days. Musician/puppeteer Stephen Baird 11am-4pm, acoustic performers Barrigan Brothers Sat. 11am-1pm, Sun. 12pm-2pm. 315-255-1743 x 2232
Saturday, December 3 – Pajama Party with Santa – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn. 10am-noon. Kids can stay cuddled up in their jammies while enjoying milk and cookies and writing letters they can hand deliver to Jolly Old St. Nick! www.fingerlakesmall.com 315-255-1188
Saturday, December 3 – Natural Holiday Ornaments – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Rd., Sterling. Join Connie Cosemento and create a small holiday ornament made from natural materials. All ages are welcome to create a natural treasure to take home for the holiday season. Pre-register by November 28th to ensure we have enough materials for all. 1:00pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark/ 315-947-6143
Sunday, December 4 – “POLAR EXPRESS” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Join WCNY at Auburn Public Theater for MOVIE AND A COOKIE! This family-friendly event will feature a visit from Santa Claus, a free cookie and a screening of the film. All proceeds will benefit WCNY’s programming and services. Doors open at 1:30PM, cost is $5 for children 6-14; Free under 5; Adults $10. 2pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Sunday, Decmber 4 – Slide Show on Auburn Railroad – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Richard Palmer will present a program entitled “Old Times on the New York Central Railroad” at 2:00 p.m. Palmer, who has researched and written extensively on the history of local transportation, will illustrate the lecture with images from his own collection. This program is free. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum 315-253-8051
Sunday, December 4 – A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols – Christ United Methodist Church, 36 Church St., Moravia. Enjoy a traditional “Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols”Christmas service with Organ, Brass, and Choir Sunday, December 4, at 10:30 am and again at 3:30 pm. There will be plenty of congregational singing to help get you into the Christmas spirit. Free and open to the public. 607-279-7636
Sunday, December 4 – Drop-In Family Art Making – Holiday Ornaments – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Children and their accompanying adults are invited to drop-in art making experiences. Projects are inspired by basic art principles, materials, or techniques and will encourage participants of all ages to make art collectively. Stop in between 1-4:30pm to complete a project. $5 per project. No need to preregister. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Sunday, December 4 – Trunk Show – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Featuring Sally Davis. 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
Wednesday, December 7 – “Science Alive” – Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Rd, Auburn. Hosted by the new Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Science Center at the Museum. An exciting and fun-filled evening of hands-on science experiments for the whole family from 6-8pm. Admission is $5 per person or a maximum of $25 per family. Registration is required by November 30. www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum 315-784-5479 or 729-0657
Thursday, December 8 – Make Shift: Found Furniture with Norma Bliss – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. A series of projects that focuses on using recycled materials to make art. Beginners or experienced crafters welcome. $10/members, $15/non-members. Call 315-294-8841 to register. 6-8pm. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10 – Candlelight Tours – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with an enchanting candlelight tour of the elegant Seward House Museum. Top area florists, artisans and the Skaneateles Garden Club have adopted the Seward House to provide a showcase of holiday decorations! Experience the unique charm and history of the festively adorned Seward House Museum. Prepaid reservations required. $10 adult, $8 for twelve and under. Tours at 6:00 and 7:00pm. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252-1283
Friday, December 9 – A Classic Irish Christmas 2011 – Auburn Junior High School, 191 Franklin St., Auburn. St. Joseph School Presents Andy Cooney for a Holiday Concert. Andy Cooney, direct from Carnegie Hall, George Casey, Ireland’s New King of Blarney, Kate Purcell, Celtic Folk Artist and more. Tickets $25. Tickets will be sold at the door or call for more information. 315-253-8327
Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10th – “Stitched” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Stitched is a fun-filled documentary following three quilters racing to complete their entries for the International Quilt Festival, the largest quilt show in the nation. 12/9 1 & 8pm, 12/10, 8pm. $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Friday, December 9 – Free Fun Family Night at the Fingerlakes Mall – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn. Family fun night with Santa Claus! Christmas activities and reindeer games for children. This will take place along with the annual Bass Pro Shops Fishing Derby. 6-8pm. www.fingerlakesmall.com 315-255-1188
Friday, December 9 – Christmas in Aurora – Route 90, Main St., Aurora. Village-wide Christmas sales, children’s activities and entertainment. 10am-6pm all along Main St. Check out the link for the schedule of events. http://visitaurorany.com/cia.htm 315-364-7610
Saturday, December 10 – Reva Rollerdrome Christmas Party – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. Skate with Santa, snowball burst & coloring contest, free Christmas cookies & hot chocolate, win Happy Feet prizes, play great board games. 1:00-3:30pm. Admission $4.50, skate rental $2.00. www.reva-rollerdrome.com 315-252-8225
Saturday, December 10 – Come to Our Holiday Open House! – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Enjoy warm, mulled wine and lovely live music by Cielle (performing from 2 to 5). We’ll have a few special visiting vendors in that day, and we have a nice selection of wine-related gifts in our gift shop. We will be running special deals on wines and shipping, and don’t forget to taste any of the new vintages you may not have tried yet. Noon – 5pm. www.treleavenwines.com 800-439-5271
Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11 – White Barn Christmas – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga. Local youth group Christmas tree sale in our decorated barn. Christmas Karaoke 12/11 from 1-4PM in the winery, sing along or listen to Sue Alexander and friends, wine specials to help you stock up for the holidays, and Christmas vacation trivia. Brush up on your Griswald facts for free tastings and other fun prizes! Open Noon-5PM. www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com 315-283-8095
Saturday, December 10 – Musica Spei Presents: Saint Nicholas Saves the Day – St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn. Musica Spei presents “Saint Nicholas Saves the Day” An evil Pagan king, a steadfast Christian boy, and a kindly Saint. A sung Medieval mystery drama based on a miracle from the life of Saint Nicholas, and Renaissance choral music for the Christmas season. 7:30pm. 315-252-9545
Sunday, December 11 – Annual Holiday Wine Dinner with Treleaven Winery – Pumpkin Hill Bistro, 2051 State Route 90, Aurora. $55.00 per person +tax and gratuity (includes 5 courses with paired wines) Begins at 4pm. Limited seating is still available. Please call for reservations. www.pumpkinhillbistro.com 315-364-7091
Sunday, December 11 – Annual Holiday Traditions Open House – Auburn
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center – Noon-5pm. Free. Quilts made by 72 artists from all over the world will be on view in the annual Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibition. Families are invited to complete a scavenger hunt in the exhibition. In addition, members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates will present a show-and-tell of their recent work during a Trunk Show at 2pm. Westminster Presbyterian Church – Noon – 4:00pm. In addition to tours of the recently renovated historic church and the display of Advent banners, Westminster will feature some family friendly offerings – children and families can make a ’Chrismon’ ornament to take home, and may also have their pictures taken wearing traditional Christmas pageant costumes. The Masterworks Chorale will perform a free holiday concert at 3pm in the sanctuary. St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St. – Gift shop open, tours of Church, and refreshments. 1:30-3:00pm. St. Francis of Assisi Church, 303 Clark St. – Auburn Chamber Orchestra to play at 4:00pm to 5:15pm. Coffee hour to follow. Seward House Musem, 33 South St. – Noon-5pm. Free. Area florists, artisans and the Skaneateles Garden Club have adopted the museum to provide an array of spectacular holiday decorations. Live musical performances throughout the day will add to the holiday splendor, including a performance by the St. Alphonsus Children’s Choir. Harriet Tubman Home, 180 South St. – Noon-5pm. Free. Please call the home directly for details on the day’s events. Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. – Noon-5pm. Free. The mansion will be decked out in its holiday best. Current exhibits will be the Museum’s 75th Anniversary and quilts from the ’Cayuga Lake Quilt Guild’ based in Union Springs, NY. Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St. – Noon-5pm. Free. 1pm – read with Santa (sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers of America) 2pm – Susan may with Christmas Carols at the piano. Noon-5pm – Used book sale and Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop open. Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A – Horse drawn wagon rides, cookie decorating, coloring contests, ornament making, face painting, and much more. Special herb garden activities, keyboard music, & The Barber Shop Singers will be performing their Christmas favorites. Tour the museum & visit the gift shop. Admission & parking free. Donations accepted. Noon – 4PM.
NEW BUSINESSES NOW OPEN
Man in the Moon Classic Cheesecake & Dessert Bake Shoppe, King Ferry
Bayview Wellness Center & Spa, Fair Haven
Hanart Studios and Gallery, Fair Haven
Oak & Vine Restaurant at the Springside Inn, Auburn
Anchor Laundromat, 719 Main St., Fair Haven – Large capacity, sparkling clean, WiFi, TV
The Apple Station, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga
Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, 181 Grant Ave. Auburn
The Auburn Ale House, 288 Genesee St., Auburn
THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS in Skaneateles
Thursday, March 24 MOVIE: Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center presents Making Movies:
Geoffrey Alan Rhodes 7:30 PM. Screening: Buried Land (2010) All screenings will be held at
Auburn Public Theater, 108 E. Genesee St. (315) 255-1553. www.auburnpublictheater.org
Saturday, March 26 Hospice of the Finger Lakes – “Friends of Hospice” Thrift Shop.
“Welcome Spring” Sale. 9 AM – Noon. Willard Chapel – Room #7, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Come
find Unexpected Treasures! (315) 255-2733.
Tuesday, March 29 Gazella Performance & Wellness Studio, 3986 Jordan Rd – Women’s
Triathlon Training Program – Information Session 7 PM. For more information, visit www.gazellastudio.
com. There will be a second information session on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 pm.
Wednesday, March 30 POETRY READING: The last Wednesday of every month features a
new evening of poetry reading and discussion. Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. 7:30
PM For info contact, Angela Daddabbo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 30 TRIVIA NIGHT: Starts at 7:00 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35 Fennell
St., Admission of $1 per person (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com
Wednesday & Thursday, March 30 & 31 FUNDRAISER: Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop is
open. 3/30 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM; 3/31 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Room
#7 Donations accepted. (315) 255-2733 for more information.
Thursday, March 31 The Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St., (Upstairs in Library Hall)
presents an “International Tasting” of classic wines from around the World 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Come to the Library and learn about wine! The tasting will be led by Mike Tutor the Sommelier
at the Sherwood Inn and Nate Vitale of Southern Imports. Not only will you get to sample classic
wines, you will learn about climate, terroir, fruit and methods of harvest & philosophies of wine
makers. Space is limited pleas register by calling 685-5135 or email email@example.com
Suggested donation $5.00
Thursday, March 31 MUSIC: Open Mic Night. 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35
Fennell St., Free (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com
Chamber of Commerce
March 29, 2011
Thursday, March 31 CHAMBER/NETWORKING EVENT: Motivational Humorist, and well known
author, Yvonne Conte hosted by the Camillus Chamber of Commerce. The Camillus Chamber
invites you to join them for this hilarious and educational evening! $15 per person, which
includes dinner at the Elks Lodge on Newport Road, Camillus. Social Hour 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM;
Buffet Dinner at 6:30 PM. RSVP is REQUIRED for the event by March 23rd which can be done
online at www.camilluschamber.com or by calling Kathy Kitt at 247-5992. Payment can be
made either by at www.camilluschamber.com or mailing your check by 3/22 to the Camillus
Chamber office at P.O. Box 415, Camillus, NY 13031.
Friday, April 1 Tom Barnes will be performing with his new guitar, at The Overlook 8:30 PM –
Friday, April 1 MUSIC: Dave Ball 7:30 – 9:30 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35 Fennell St.,
Free (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com
FIRST FRIDAY IN SKANEATELES! April 1, 2011
• Join Snake Oil Glassworks, 4251 Jordan Rd. for First Friday! 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Our
president and head gaffer (actually our only one), Phil Austin, and assistants will spend
the evening making our flagship beer mugs, complete with our snake emblem stamped on
the bowl, coveted by local beer drinkers for their beauty and capacity. Questions call
• Self Portraits: Gallery 54 Style! Opening Friday April 1 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The
April show features self portraits by gallery members in a variety of mediums. Meet the
artists, enter drawing for a $25 gift certificate, and enjoy refreshments, Celebrate Spring
and our First Friday of the 2011 season! Gallery 54 is an artist cooperative located at 54
E. Genesee St. wwwgallery54cny.com. April hours: Sun – Fri 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sat
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. (315) 685-5470
Friday & Saturday, April 1 & 2 MOVIE: Cool It at Auburn Public Theater, 108 E. Genesee
St. $4.00 admission Shows Friday at 1PM & 8 PM; Saturday 8 PM. (315) 255-1553.
Saturday, April 2 MUSIC:TBD 7:30 – 9:30 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35 Fennell St., Free
(315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com
Saturday, April 2 MUSIC: Joe Whiting at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Rd. 4:00 PM –
7:00 PM. Wine tastings will conclude at 3:30. Wine may be purchased by the glass or bottle.
(315) 685-3797 www.anyelasvineyards.com
Saturday, April 2 Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @ Genesee, Auburn proudly
presents The 2011 Kid’s Choice Awards Broadcast and Party! 7:00 PM General Admission Event
Tickets: $5 at the door www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669.
Wednesday, April 6 TRIVIA NIGHT: Starts at 7:00 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35 Fennell
St., Admission $1 per person (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com
Wednesday, April 6 WOMEN’S EVENT: Women TIES Syracuse Luncheon: Learning the Law -
Legal Tips for Women Entrepreneurs.” Christa Cook, an attorney with Bond, Schoeneck & King,
will shed light on three important legal topics for women business owners. Justin’s Grill, 6400
Yorktown Circle, E. Syracuse. $29.00 includes strategic networking, sales, promotion, lunch &
program. Visit http://www.womenties.com/events.cfm to register.
Thursday, April 7 MUSIC: Open Mic Night. 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35
Fennell St., Free (315) 685-0379. www.creeksidebooks.com
Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9 MOVIE: Made In Dagenham at Auburn Public Theater, 108
E. Genesee St. $4.00 admission Shows Friday at 1PM & 8 PM; Saturday 8 PM. (315) 255-1553.
Saturday, April 9 AUTHOR: 1:00 PM Book signing with Tim Green for his newest book of the
Baseball Greats Series, “Best of the Best”. Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. Free
(315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com
Tuesday, April 12 – Sunday, April 17 Frank Ferrante in An Evening With Groucho at Auburn
Public Theater, 108 E. Genesee St @ Genesee, Auburn. Matinees at 2pm & Evenings at
7:30pm Tickets: $26 each or $18 each for a group of 10 or more. (315) 255-1553
Saturday, April 16 MUSIC: Elephant Shoes at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Rd. 4:00
PM – 7:00 PM. Wine tastings will conclude at 3:30. Wine may be purchased by the glass or
bottle. (315) 685-3797 www.anyelasvineyards.com
CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM
131 GENESEE STREET AUBURN, NY 13021
CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING
Wednesday, March 23- Sunday, May 1 – Two Hundred Years of Partnership: First Presbyterian Church and the Community – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The exhibition, features photographs, paintings, documents and mementos from the Church dating back to 1811. The show traces the important people, places and events that defined the institution from when it first opened on North and Fulton streets, to when the steeple came down on the second building in 1973, to its modern facility on South Street. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum (315) 253-8051
Wednesday, March 23 – Book Author Visit – Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. Visit by children’s book author and illustrator Debra Frasier from 4:30 to 6pm. Frasier, author of “On the Day You Were Born”, will talk with children and sign books. Free, no registration needed. www.seymourlibrary.org (315) 252-2571
Thursday, March 24 – Simple Solutions: An Introduction to Less Toxic Living – The Center 4 Wellness, 1 Hoffman St., Auburn. Be in charge of your own health! Topics to be covered will be Air, Water, Food, pH balancing, and body systems care. Pre-register by contacting The Center at 315.704.0319 or register online. Instructor: Diane DelPiano, R.N., CNHP, Reiki Master. www.thecenter4wellness.com (315) 704-0319
Thursday, March 24 – Making Movies: A Contemporary Film & Video Series – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Film screening by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, from Rochester, NY. His experimental films & video installations have been screened & exhibited internationally and combine the media of cinema, music, photography, video art, and new media. Film at 7:30PM. Suggested donation $5. www.myartcenter.com (315) 255-1553
Thursday, March 24 – Sunday, March 25 – When I Come to My Senses, I’m Alive – Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Harlequin Production Spring Show. An experiment allowing the recording and playback of emotions goes awry due to government interference and the awakening of an artificial intelligence within the web. Tickets $1/students, $5/general admission. http://www.cayuga-cc.edu/news_a (315) 255-1743
Friday, March 25 – Music of the Romantic Greats – First Presbyterian Church, 112 South St., Auburn. The Auburn Chamber Orchestra presents Music of the Romantic Greats. Hear the beautiful sound of Symphony in C Minor, In the Steppes of Central Asia, Coriolan Overture, My Home Overture and Adagio for Strings. 7:30pm – free. http://auburnfirst.org/news_events.html (315) 252-3861
Friday, March 25 – Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Dubbed simply one of the finest American bands by the All Music Guide, Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been performing together since the late 90s both nationally and abroad. Known for electrifying live performances, and strong original music, they have a devoted and ever expanding fan base. Mar. 25th at 8pm. Tickets $20. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Friday, March 25 & Sat., March 26 – Film – 127 Hours – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. A triumphant life changing true story, about Aron Ralston, who while hiking through Utah’s Canyonlands National Park, falls into a crevasse. Aron’s right hand becomes stuck between a heavy bolder & the side of the cavern. To stay alive and escape he eventually severs his arm. From the Academy Award winning Director of Slumdog Millionaire, it comes off as a dazzling and perpetually surprising film. Mar. 25th 1pm & 8pm. Mar. 26th 8pm. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Saturday, March 26 – A Concert by the United States Navy Band – East Middle School, 191 Franklin St., Auburn. The Italian Heritage Society proudly presents its spring gift to the Community – a concert by the United States Navy Band from Washington, D.C. Free admission, ticket required, available at Cayuga Co. Tourism Office or at door. No reserved seats. Ticket holders requested to be seated by 6:45pm.
Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27 – “Say Cheese” – Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Savor the spectacular tastes of artisan cheese & fine wines along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Photo contest – prizes. 10AM – 5PM. Advance tickets $15, designated driver tickets $10, at the door tickets $20. www.cayugawinetrail.com (800) 684-5217
Saturday, March 26 – May 29 – Made in NY – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 108 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.com (315) 255-1553
Sunday, March 27 – Make-Up Demonstration – Aurora Arts & Design Center, 371 Main St., Aurora. Ever wonder how to accent your eyes on stage or highlight your best features during the day? Learn from a pro! In this two hour demonstration, you’ll learn the basics of theatrical makeup the first hour and personal application the second. Ed Easter, a make-up artist for nearly fifteen years, has worked on fashion shows from Toronto to Miami. He has worked with groups such as Aerosmith, Brazilian Girls, Jane’s Addiction, Punjabi Hit Squad and was a key make-up artist for the 40th annual Country Music Awards. Call to register. 2-4pm, $15/person. www.auroraartsanddesign.com (315) 364-5408
Sunday, March 27 – Tie One On! with Kris Minster – Rural Life Museum, Route 34B & Route 90, King Ferry. A program about the history of aprons & hankies. Participants encouraged to bring a favorite item, story or collection to share. Kris Minster (of Sew-Surprised) will also have her wares available for purchase. 2-4PM. www.genoahistorical.org (315) 364-8202
Sunday, March 27 – Family Hour – The Absolute Dance Company – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Join Artistic Director Yvonne Hassett and her professional company of dancers for an hour of dance, song and storytelling! Children are encouraged to get up on stage and move along with the performers. It’s an interactive show for the whole family. All ages are welcome where a variety of noise levels will be expected – from Absolute Dance and young audience members alike! Tickets: $5/family( up to 4) at the door. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Sunday, March 27 – Mall Crawl: Books Alive at the Fingerlakes Mall – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn. Every 15 minutes, guest readers will be reading in front of the stores. Children earn one raffle ticket per book they listen to. A mall prize package will be raffled off. 1-3pm. www.fingerlakesmall.com (315) 255-1188
Sunday, March 27 – Artist Reception and Award Presentation – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Opening reception from 3pm – 5pm for the Made in NY 2011 exhibit at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. Held at the same time will be an opening reception in the Gallery Julius of the collaborative paintings of Noma and James Bliss. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
Wednesday, March 30 – 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, March 31 – Lemberger, Lemberger – Bet The Farm Winery, 381 Main St., Aurora. Wine class – 6:30pm. $15/person. Small bites included. A study in Lemberger, taste a few from around the area & world – maybe a blend or two. Review aroma & introduce the Mouth Feel Wheel. Sure to be fun! www.betthefarmny.com (315) 364-5643
Friday, April 1 & Saturday, April 2 – Film – Cool It – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. The documentary Cool It presents itself as the ’alternative’ view to Al Gore’s award-winning An Inconvenient Truth on the issue of global warming. Cool It is a must-see for anyone interested in the science, and politics, of global warming. Apr. 1st 1pm & 8pm. Apr. 2nd 8pm. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Saturday, April 2 – 2011 Kids Choice Awards – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. wards broadcast and party. Join them for live entertainment and a broadcast of the show! There will be pizza, soda, popcorn and snacks for sale. Dress in whatever makes you feel fabulous and come WALK THE ORANGE CARPET. Doors open at 7pm – awards from 8-9:30pm. Tickets $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Saturday, April 2 – Speaking for Themselves: Women of Seward House – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. See the Seward House through the eyes of the Seward women. Using original family correspondence and journals, the tour enables visitors to hear the words and feelings of the nineteenth-century women of the Seward family and reveals the significant contributions they made during their lives. 1pm. Reservations required. Fee. www.sewardhouse.org (315) 252-1283
Saturday, April 2 – Life in a Vernal Pool – Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Rd., Sterling. Join Interpretive Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for a look into the vernal pools of the Sterling Nature Center. Vernal pools are small wetlands that temporarily fill with water providing essential habitat for frogs, salamanders, turtles and even a few snakes!!! We will explore these unique wetlands looking for spotted salamanders, fairy shrimp, tadpoles and other wildlife that utilize them. A short slideshow presentation will be conducted before the hands-on outdoor nature study of the vernal pools. Please dress for the weather and wear boots if you would like to wade into the wetland. Free at 1pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark (315) 947-6143
Sunday, April 3 – The Adams Foundation Piano Series Featuring Ian Hobson – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn. Westminster Presbyterian Church & Saint Mary’s Church present The Adams Foundation Piano Series Season 10 featuring Ian Hobson. Hobson is well-known for his interpretations of Chopin, Schumann and Lizst. Sunday at 3pm. Tickets $20/adults, $10/students. Additional information and ticket order forms are available on the web site above. www.westminsterauburn.org (315) 253-3331
Sunday, April 3 – Drop-In Family Art Making – Line Drawings – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Children and their accompanying adults are invited to drop-in art making experiences. Projects are inspired by basic art principles, materials, or techniques and will encourage participants of all ages to make art collectively. Stop in between 1-5pm to complete a project. $5 per project. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
Sunday, April 3 – Frozen Ocean Motorcross 2011 Races – Frozen Ocean, 4415 Vanderstous Rd., Auburn. CNYMRA District 3/WNY Racing. AMA Sanctioned Event. Practice 8:30am, racing 10am-dusk. Admission $10 gate fee. www.frozen-ocean.com (315) 784-5466
Skaneateles Shops and Shopping
Imagine That… Gallery Presents ‘A Sip’
“A Sip,” a celebration of the drinking vessel featuring works by 18 artists from across the country, opens Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Imagine That…, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Refreshments—including a sampling of wines from Anyela’s—and musical entertainment will be provided. The event is part of the village’s First Friday art night.
On display in the group exhibition, which runs throughout December, are cups, mugs and glasses, along with teapots, decanters and flasks.
“A Sip” features the work of:
• Art of Fire, a contemporary glass studio in Gaithersburg, Md.
• Cheyenne Rudolph, a potter from Bradenton, Fla.
• Conner Mckissack, a potter from Roswell, Ga.
• David MacDonald, a ceramics artist from Syracuse
• Jason Howard, a glass artist from Skaneateles
• Jen Gandee, a ceramics artist from Fabius
• Jennifer Mecca, a potter from York, S.C.
• Jeremy Randall, a ceramics artist and co-owner of the gallery, from Tully
• Little River Hotglass Studio, of Moscow, Vt.
• Missy McCormick, a ceramics artist from Loveland, Ohio
• Nigel Rudolph, a potter from Florida
• Posey Bacopoulos, a potter from New York
• Sarah Panzarella, a ceramics artist and co-owner of the gallery, from Tully
• Snake Oil Glassworks, of Skaneateles
• Tammy Marinuzzi, a potter from Florida
• Tom Stoenner, a glass artist from Rhinebeck, N.Y.
• Wynne Wilbur, a ceramics artist from Kirksville, Mo.
• Zweifel Art Glass, of Williams, Ore.
Imagine/Imagine That… is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It offers a distinctive collection of fine and handcrafted jewelry, blown glass, pottery and painting, as well as other unique gifts for special occasions.
The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 315-685-6263 or go to http://www.imagineskaneateles.com.