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GENTLE YOGA LEVEL I at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn) with instructor Georgia Stormes, RYT 500: Mondays – Mar 1 – Mar 29, 4:30 – 6:00 pm (five 1.5 hour sessions). Cost: $65. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

GENTLE YOGA LEVEL II at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn) with instructor Georgia Stormes, RYT 500: Mondays – Mar 1 – Mar 29, 6:15 – 7:45 pm (five 1.5 hour sessions). Cost: $65. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

GENTLE YOGA FOR FIFTIES PLUS at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Corner of Genesee, Auburn) with instructor Georgia Stormes, RYT 500: Wednesdays, Mar 3 – Mar 31, 9:30 – 11:00 am (five 1.5 hour sessions). Cost: $65. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.


Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 @ 10:26 am by Curt
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Friday, February 12, 2010 “Sweetheart Celebration” at the Springside
Inn, West Lake Rd., Auburn. featuring the sounds of “Diana Jacobs &
The Groove Theory” Doors open at 6:30 PM $35.00/person. Special
menu featuring chicken, fish, & beef entrees. Visit
www.springsideinn.com for reservations call (315) 252-7247. Don’t
forget to make your reservations for Valentine’s Day!
For a hotel room at Skaneateles Suites call 315-685-7568

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 @ 12:38 pm by Curt
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Auburn welcomes Greg Mortenson, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, on March 3, 2010

Greg Mortenson is traveling to Auburn to host a student dinner, public lecture, slideshow and book signing for Auburn Education Foundation’s (A.E.F.) Inspirational Speaker Series. Mortenson is a humanitarian, international peacemaker, former mountaineer, co-founder of the non-profit Central Asia Institute, founder of the non-profit Pennies for Peace and New York Times bestselling author.

His book, Three Cups of Tea has sold more than three million copies, been published in 34 countries, used in more than 90 colleges and universities, and used in more than 400 high/junior high schools as a common reading experience. The book is mandatory reading for all senior U.S. military commanders, military officers in counter-insurgency training, and U.S. Special Forces deploying to Afghanistan. It is also used for training at the Norwegian war college.

The book’s phenomenal success led it to be adapted into a young readers’ version (Puffin 2009) and a children’s picture book, Listen to the Wind (Dial 2009), both of which were instant New York Times no. 1 bestsellers. Mortenson’s newest book, Stones into Schools (Viking), which continues where the Three Cups of Tea story left off in 2003, was released in December 2009.

After a failed attempt to climb K2, the world’s second highest peak, and while recovering in a local village, Mortenson met a group of children writing with sticks in the sand, and made a promise to help them build a school. From that rash promise grew a remarkable humanitarian campaign in which Mortenson has dedicated his life to promoting education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Mortenson has established more than 90 schools in rural and often volatile regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. These schools, which provide an education to more than 38,000 children, including 27,000 girls, are where few educational opportunities existed before.

Mortenson is a living hero in rural communities in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and has gained the trust of Islamic leaders, military commanders, government officials, and tribal chiefs for his tireless effort to champion education. He is one of just a few foreigners who have worked extensively in places other travelers have never been.

NBC newscaster Tom Brokaw has called Mortenson, “…one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, who is really changing the world.” Congresswoman Mary Bono has said, “I’ve learned more from Greg Mortenson about the causes of terrorism than I did during all our briefings on Capitol Hill. He is a true hero, whose courage and compassion exemplify the ideals of the American spirit.”

Greg advocates that girls’ education should be a top priority to promote economic development, foster peace and prosperity. He says, “You can drop bombs, build roads, or put in electricity, but until the girls are educated a society won’t change.”

When he is not overseas, Mortenson lives in Montana with his wife, Dr. Tara Bishop, a clinical psychologist and their two children.

Auburn Education Foundation’s mission is to provide innovative programs that enhance the quality of education through extended learning opportunities within the Auburn Enlarged City School District. “Peace through Education” is the second lecture in a two-part series. Distinguished Auburn Alumnae, and successful Russian investment banker Robert Foresman, was their first speaker in November 2009.

Mortensen’s lecture tickets were $35, start time is 7:30PM, with seating booked for 1,000 at Auburn High School auditorium. People are coming from as far away as California to see him. Since the event has sold out, the Foundation has made arrangements to use East Middle School’s auditorium to simulcast the lecture. Tickets for that venue are $10.

Abdelaziz shared, “Mortenson’s appearance in Auburn was posted on his website months ago. Since then I have received about a dozen calls and e-mails per week asking for tickets. Three people from other cities, who are pursuing him as a speaker, have asked how we got so lucky to bring him here. Mortenson receives over 800 speaking requests per year and accepts about 100. Most of his engagements are in major metropolitan areas and universities. He routinely sells out stadiums of 5,000+ seats. We are incredibly fortunate to have a speaker of this magnitude coming here.”

In anticipation of Mortenson’s visit, AEF wanted more of Auburn’s students and teachers to know his story. They partnered with the Columbian Foundation to purchase 380 books that were divided among Auburn’s 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and Auburn High School. AEF also purchased extra copies for teachers to read and share with others.

Auburn Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was established in 2004. Their mission is to provide support for academic enrichment programs in Auburn public schools, K-12. They operate independently from the school district, yet have a very cooperative relationship.

Tickets may be purchased through the Auburn Education Foundation website www.auburnedfoundation.org. They are also available through the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce and Creekside Bookstore in Skaneateles.

For questions, please contact Executive Director, Annette Abdelaziz at (315) 255-8827 or by e-mail: Annette_abdelaziz@auburn.cnyric.org.

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 @ 8:08 pm by Curt
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Monday – Sunday April 5th through April 11th, 2010


Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and
London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.” The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Jim Furmston, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Marx foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM’s Louis B. Mayer. A show perfect for all ages!

Information and Special Pricing For Groups & Tours

Special Pricing For Groups of 20 or more: Contact janie@auburnpublictheater.com

General Information

Artistic Producing Director: Angela Daddabbo

Managing Director/Rentals: Carey Eidel

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 @ 1:46 pm by Curt
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Speaking for Themselves:
Women of the Seward House Tour
Saturday, January 9th, February 6th, and March 6th 2010 at 1:00pm

On the first Saturday of each month, Jennifer Haines Curator of Education and Outreach, gives her dynamic women’s tour. “Speaking for Themselves: Women of the Seward House,” refocuses the tour on Seward’s wife and daughter and dynamic times in which they lived. Explore women’s suffrage and abolition on this unique tour of the home. The women tours are open to the general public, standard admission rates apply. Reservations are recommended.

Seward House
33 South Street
Auburn, New York 13021
Telephone: (315) 252-1283
Fax: (315) 253-3351
Information: pwisbey@sewardhouse.org

Posted: Sunday, January 17th, 2010 @ 7:00 pm by Curt
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