|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.
January 13th & 14th – “Sarah’s Key” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St. Auburn. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas as an American journalist living in Paris, Sarah’s Key also goes back and forth between events in 2002 and what happened 60 years earlier during the city’s infamous Vélodrome d’Hiver roundup of July 16, 1942. On that date, French officials and police, not Germans, rounded up 13,000 of the city’s Jews and herded them together for days in horrible conditions in one of the city’s indoor bicycle-racing tracks before dispatching them first to a transit camp and finally to Auschwitz. Tickets $5, 1/13 – 1:00 & 8:00pm, 1/14 – 8:00pm. . www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
January 14 – Winter Woodpeckers – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Rd., Sterling. There are many birds that spend the winter in our area including four or five woodpecker species. Come explore the life of a woodpecker, its adaptations and natural history in an indoor presentation. We will then head out onto the trails to discover which woodpeckers are active and look for signs that others have been in the area. Free and open to the public. 1pm. Free. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143
January 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd – Central NY & Atlantic Seaboard Paintings – Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Featuring the works of Auburn’s own Tom Hussey. Paintings on exhibit and for sale. 11am-4pm. Admission & parking free, donations accepted. 315-252-7644 or 315-255-1361
January 16th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. LK Jr. Trivia, contests, prizes, and birthday cake. 1:3:30pm, admission $4.50. www.reva-rollerdrome.com 315-252-8225
January 16th – School’s Out Skate Camp! - Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. Supervised structured activities with caring professional staff to have fun and stay active all day. Camp activities include skating, games, and crafts. 8am – 5pm, ages 6-12yrs, $40/child. www.reva-rollerdrome.com 315-252-8225
January 20th & 21st – “The Help” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. “The Help” is an excellent adaptation of the bestselling novel about an unlikely rebellion in a Southern town in the 1960s among black maids serving white families and one white woman who wants them to tell their life stories. “The Help” is a delicious peppery stew of home-cooked, 1960s Southern-style racism that serves up a soulful dish of what ails us and what heals us. Laughter, which is ladled on thick as gravy, proves to be the secret ingredient — turning what should be a feel-bad movie about those troubled times into a heart-warming surprise. Tickets $5, 1/20 – 1:00 & 8:00pm, 1/21 8:00pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
January 21st – Red Tail Ridge Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Chef Patrick and his team are riffing off German and Northern Italian cuisine for this menu. Expect hearty, comforting fare featuring fresh rye, tart sauerkraut, traditional German meats, and aromatic fall spices. Our featured winery, Red Tail Ridge, is making fantastic wines in European styles that pair beautifully with this cuisine, so come prepared to indulge in an evening of Old-World goodness—with our signature farm table touch. 6:30 reception, 7 pm dinner, 5 paired courses, $60++/person. Call for reservations. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888
January 21st – Murder Mystery Dinner – Highland Park Golf Club, 3068 Franklin St. Rd., Auburn. THE ACME MYSTERY COMPANY AND HIGHLAND PARK GOLF CLUB PRESENT: Deadly Inheritance. The Matriarch of a wealthy family is gravely ill and wishing to settle her estate. Join in as you and the other intensely greedy relatives gather to memorialize ’Little Dickie’ and battle for position to receive the lion’s share of the family’s $13 billion fortune. Be careful at this gathering, however, the next memorial could be for you. $35/person includes: the show, dinner salad, choice of prime rib or chicken francaise and dessert. Seating is limited, please call soon for reservations. Attendees must arrive by 6pm. www.highlandparkclub.com 315-252-4993
January 21st – X-Ray Vision: A Black and White Affair – Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. Annual gala event in support of the New Life Begins Initiative, transforming Auburn Memorial Hospital into a modern, state-of-the-art-facility. 6-9pm. 315-255-7444
January 21st & 22nd – Central NY & Atlantic Seaboard Paintings – Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Featuring the works of Auburn’s own Tom Hussey. Paintings on exhibit and for sale. 11am-4pm. Admission & parking free, donations accepted. 315-252-7644 or 315-255-1361
January 22nd – Reva Winter Festival – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. Cross country “skiing” races, speed skating races, snow shoe races, snowball throw and lots more. 1-4pm – skating & games, 4-6:30pm – inflatables & games. Admission $6. www.reva-rollerdrome.com 315-252-8225
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
1 Hoffman St.
Auburn, NY 13021
“FIRST FRIDAY” at The Center, 1 Hoffman Street, Auburn. All are welcome to come by between 5:00 and 8:00 pm on December 2 for great specials: 20% off gift shop items (except consignments); free samplings of chair massage, Reiki and reflexology; live music with Scott Anderson and Loren Miller. Light refreshments will be served. Also, all are welcome to participate in the drumming circle with Ron Van Nostrand which begins at 8:00 pm.
DRUMMING CIRCLE WITH RON VAN NOSTRAND at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), “First Friday,” December 2, 8:00 – 10:00 pm. Ron leads drumming circles at The Center each month. Please call 315.704.0319 to reserve your place. Suggested donation: $10.
REIKI CERTIFICATION LEVEL I at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Saturday, December 10, 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.
GROUP HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS/EXERCISE MOTIVATION at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Monday, December 12, 6:00 – 7:30 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.
ACUPUNCTURE MEETS HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS at The Center (1 Hoffman Street, Auburn), Monday, December 12. Half hour acupuncture appointments will be booked from 4:00 to 5:30 pm with Jennifer Adamski, L.Ac. Hypnosis will be with Connie Heagerty, CHT from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. This program is designed to be a safe, effective approach for individuals facing weight loss challenges. Cost $90. For more information call (315) 704-0319 or send email inquiries to TheCenterMail@aol.com.
The Weeks Art Gallery at Baltimore Woods Nature Center is pleased to present Natural Selections, an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Bob Ripley. On exhibit from September 5th through October 28th, 2011 in the Weeks Art Gallery, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY, this collection of work in transparent watercolor is open to the public during business hours: Monday through Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, September 10, from 2-4pm. The gallery and the reception are open to the public. There is no admission charge, and parking is free.
The natural world informs Ripley’s work as a wildlife artist. Painting in the realist tradition of the masters Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth, Ripley’s work demonstrates a level of understanding known only by those in direct contact with the wild ones.
Ripley is an avid outdoorsman and spends many hours fly fishing, canoeing, hiking and cross-country skiing. “Encounters with nature through my numerous outdoor hobbies provide a wide array of creative opportunities,” says Ripley. “Wildlife and natural forms have served as inspiration for my artwork ever since I was a young boy painting watercolors on cardboard shirt boxes. .. A painting’s composition is very important to me, and working in fine detail allows me to get into the animal or fish’s skin, so to speak.” he continues.
Ripley sums up his dual interest in art and nature: “There is a classic, and often spectacular beauty to be found in the natural world. Through my art, I am able to immerse myself in that wild aesthetic.”
Bob Ripley is a native of upstate NY and was born and raised in Elmira. He is a Navy veteran and an honors graduate of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. After a successful career as an art director in advertising, he is now retired and able to fully pursue his passion for wildlife art. He resides in the country near Skaneateles, NY.
Please visit: www.baltimorewoods.org, and www.bobripley.com for more information on this talented, “natural” artist.
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
Thursday, August 18 – “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. www.dillsrun.com/vineyard.htm 315-889-5007
Friday, August 19 – 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, August 19 – Sunday, August 21 – SONGS OF BROADWAY – Cayuga Community College Irene Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Auburn Players Summer Youth Theater presents an evening of Broadway Music. Performances of your favorite Broadway musicals including Rent, Cinderella, Annie, and many more!! Fri. & Sat. 8:00pm. Sun. 2:00pm. Tickets are $12 General Admission, $10 Senior/Student, and $7 for kids under 12.
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
Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21 – A Taste of Sterling Weekend – Many say that they go to the Festival just for our food and drink. Which is why we choose this final weekend to feature our wide array of delectable delights! Buy a food wheel to sample the many choices of entrees, deserts, and beverages. Eat like a real King with the introduction of the The Royal Feast Plate, at the Rose & Crown Tavern. Eat it all in the time allowed and it’s free! Sat. & Sun. 10am – 7pm. Fee. www.sterlingfestival.com 800-879-4446
Saturday, August 20 – Susan May and the Stars of Tomorrow Visit the 1980’s – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main Street, Route 90, Aurora. Susan May and the Stars of Tomorrow sing and dance the songs from World War II. Remember the great tunes from the early 1940’s? The songs to which you could sing and dance? Songs like: ’Happy Days,’ ’Chattanooga Choo Choo,’ ’White Cliffs of Dover,’ and ’Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.’ Join us for the music that brought us through the war. $5 for all tickets. www.morganoperahouse.org 315-364-5437
Sunday, August 21 – Fly-In/Drive-In breakfast – Whitford Airport, 3043 Ditmar Rd., Weedsport. ggs, pancakes, sausage and doughnuts will be served with coffee, juice and milk. Plenty of aircraft to view. There will be Skydiving going on weather permitting. Contact John Whitford for more info. $6.00 for adults, children under 12 are $3.00, and children under 5 are free. 7:30am till noon. www.whitfordairport.com 315-834-9950
Tuesday, August 23 – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, East Genesee St., Auburn. Music – Stone Soul Foundation starts at 6:30pm. Movie – Rio starts at 8:30pm. Free. www.ci.auburn.ny.us 315-255-4737
Founder’s Day retools with a Street Fair and Car Show
A decision has been made by Auburn’s Founder’s Day Committee to postpone honoring Harriet Tubman at this year’s event to concentrate on preparing for a celebration of her amazing life’s work during 2013, which is the 100th year since her death.
“We can prepare a truly fitting tribute to Mrs. Tubman with more time to establish a working budget, plan events, and procure speakers and entertainment. It is very important to properly honor Harriet Tubman, who is known throughout the world as an amazing woman for her bravery, persistence, service to her country and to mankind. The last 50 years of her life were spent in Auburn, so we need to honor Mrs. Tubman with the respect befitting her in 2013.” said co-chairs Connie Reilley, Executive Director of Downtown BID and Eileen McHugh, Executive Director of the Cayuga Museum.
Founder’s Day is still taking place Saturday, August 13th with a Street Fair and Car Show hosted by the Finger Lakes Region Antique Car Club, which is in its 41st year. The Car Club has invited other clubs consisting of all manner of collectible cars to participate. There will be ongoing musical entertainment, memorabilia, food and craft vendors and various free family activities. Bring the kids and show them how cars have changed over the years. Judging, with many awards for car owners, cars displayed at historic site locations and park settings make Downtown Auburn the perfect place to celebrate Founder’s Day- “History on Wheels.”
There will not be a parade this year. Founder’s Day will run from 11AM – 5PM Saturday, August 13th. Mark your calendar and join the fun. For more information call Downtown Auburn BID at 315.252-7874.
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