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DRUMMING CIRCLE WITH RON VAN NOSTRAND at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7:00 – 9:00 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 III at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Saturday, Sept. 18, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm with Reiki Master Jennifer Adamski. Cost: $350 includes all materials. Reiki Level III is a Master/Teacher Level class. The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and practice. Pre-registration and certification in Reiki Level I and II are required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

SELF HYPNOSIS WORKSHOP at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Monday, Sept. 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm with instructor Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: 40.00. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

CORE STABILITY PHYSIO BALL CLASSES at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) with instructor Dr. Danielle Ryan, Chiropractor: Wednesdays, Sept. 22 – Oct. 27, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Cost: $72.00 for 6 week series. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319. We honor drop-ins. Drop in fee is $15.00 per class.

WINE AND WELLNESS at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Friday, Sept. 24, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening with the theme “Viva La France!” Includes choice wine tasting and gourmet delights sponsored by Swifty’s, and choice of 3 mini-services. Cost: $50. Reservations are required. Call 315.704.0319 for more information.

PILATES CLASSES at The Center (1 Hoffman St, Auburn), with instructor Beth Loomis. Two classes offered: Tuesdays, Sept 28 – Nov 2, and Thursdays, Sept 30 – Nov. 4. Classes are held from 9:00 – 10:00 am. Fee for each class is $72.00. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

GROUP HYPNOSIS FOR SMOKING CESSATION at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), with facilitator Connie Heagerty, CHT, Tuesday, Sept. 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.

STRESS REDUCTION WORKSHOP at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Monday, Oct. 4, 6:00 – 7:30 pm with instructor Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: 45.00. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 @ 2:41 pm by Curt
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City Staff and Public Attend Arts Districts Presentation

Imagine if Auburn was a hub for artists and creative professionals, and the city attracted thousands of tourists who spent millions of dollars every year. Some members of the local arts community believe it can happen, and they are pointing to a small city in Kentucky as their evidence.

Schweinfurth Memorial Arts Center director Donna Lamb, Mack Studio Displays project manager Hilary Ford and Auburn Public Theater director Angela Daddabbo gave two presentations in August at the APT about how they believe establishing an arts district and encouraging artists to relocate to local residences could improve Auburn’s economy.

Throughout the presentations, which took place during and after the weekly city council meeting, the three speakers examined Paducah, KY, which revamped its downtown business district and neighborhoods through the arts.

The city, which has a similar population as Auburn with 27,000 people, boasts millions of dollars in annual tourism revenue thanks to a number of public and private art initiatives, Ford, Lamb and Daddabbo said. And they believe some of those can be successful here.

Ford, who was raised in Paducah, said the city is very similar to Auburn in a lot of ways. “It’s not any bigger. The demographics aren’t different,” she said during the presentation.

Between 2001 and 2007, the city of Paducah invested about $3 million in projects and initiatives related to the arts and saw almost $40 million spent by organizations, visitors and artists in that same stretch. One random property worth $715,000 in the downtown area in 1987 is now worth $4 million.

A number of factors led to the city’s economic success, the speakers said. Paducah hosts a national quilting festival and is home to a major quilting museum. The city and private businesses invested in numerous public art initiatives and beautification projects, including a series of murals on a wall built in the 1930s to prevent flood damage.

The neighborhoods are tied together by an arts district that boasts multiple galleries and performance venues. And an artist recruitment program offered professional artists an opportunity to own homes in one run-down neighborhood practically free of charge in exchange for the artist’s commitment to invest in and fix up the properties.

“In 10 years, five really, I saw the city completely turn around,” Ford said. All three said this sort of thing can happen in Auburn if the city, local businesses, organizations and the residents themselves can all come together and commit to a similar concept.

An arts district can help tie together Auburn’s many cultural and historic sites that already exist, Lamb said. Private and public initiatives can help spur investments, as can changes to city codes and tax incentives, she said. According to the group, this would improve the city’s quality of life.

Lamb said the city listed similar priorities in the 10-year master plan released last year. And the city council is looking to overhaul some of its codes and zoning policies in the coming years.

“We’ve already done a lot,” Lamb said. “But there’s a lot of potential to move this along even further.”

After the council meeting, Mayor Michael Quill said he was impressed with the presentation and the three speakers’ enthusiasm for improving Auburn through the arts.

Quill said he believes it could be possible with a strong commitment from the city, private sponsors, citizens and arts organizations. Though local initiatives would need to reflect the local community, he said. “I feel something similar is very logical and doable,” Quill said.
—The Citizen

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 @ 3:45 pm by Curt
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THE CENTER

1 Hoffman Street, Suite B

Auburn, NY 13021

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ZUMBA® at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Wednesdays, Sept. 1 – Oct. 6 – 4:15 – 5:15 pm with instructor Amy Mahunik. Cost $48.00 (for 6 weeks). Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315.704.0319. Drop-ins are welcome, $10.00 per class. (Note to new students: come on Sept. 1st for free drop in to see if Zumba is for you!)

ZUMBA® at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Wednesdays, Sept. 1 – Oct. 6 – 6:45 – 7:45 pm with instructor Amy Mahunik. Cost $48.00 (for 6 weeks). Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315.704.0319. Drop-ins are welcome, $10.00 per class. (Note to new students: come on Sept. 1st for free drop in to see if Zumba is for you!)

ZUMBA® at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Thursdays, Sept. 2 – Oct. 7 – 6:00 – 7:00 pm with instructor Christine Bartolotta. Cost $48.00 (for 6 weeks). Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315.704.0319. Drop-ins are welcome, $10.00 per class.

REIKI SHARE at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) Wednesday, Sept 8, 7 – 9:30 pm with facilitator and Reiki Master Diane DelPiano. This is an opportunity for practitioners of Reiki to get together and practice their skills. Call 315.704.0319 to reserve your place. Suggested donation: $10.

THE HEALING ART OF JOURNAL WRITING at The Center, (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) Saturdays, Sept. 11 – Oct. 23, 9:00 – 10:30 am with facilitator Beth Miller. Cost: $60. (Class will not meet on Oct. 9th). Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com or call 315.704.0319.

REIKI CERTIFICATION LEVEL II at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Saturday, Sept. 11, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm with Reiki Master Jennifer Adamski. Cost: $125 includes all materials. Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing technique that is used for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. This class is a combination of lecture, discussion and practice. Pre-registration and certification in Reiki Level I are required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

PHOTOGRAPHY OPENING EXHIBIT FEATURING THE WORK OF MARY PAYNE McCARTHY at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) Sunday, Sept. 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. This exhibit will be on display at The Center through Sept. 30.

GENTLE YOGA at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) with instructor Georgia Stormes, RYT 500 – Mondays – Sept. 13 – Oct. 4, 4:30 – 6:00 pm (four 1.5 hour sessions). Cost: $50. 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, Sept. 14 – Oct. 12, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, with instructor Connie Heagerty. (Combines T’ai Chi, Hatha Yoga and Guided Meditation.) Cost: $60. (Five 1 hour sessions) Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319. Drop-ins are welcome, $15.00 per class.

HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS/EXERCISE MOTIVATION at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm with facilitator Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: $45.00. 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.

GENTLE YOGA FOR FIFTIES PLUS at The Center (1 Hoffman St.) with instructor Georgia Stormes, RYT 500: Wednesdays, Sept. 15 – Oct. 6th, 1:30 -3:00 pm (four 1.5 hour sessions). Cost: $50. 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, Sept. 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Ron leads drumming circles at The Center each month. Please call 315.704.0319 to reserve your place. Suggested donation: $10.

SELF HYPNOSIS WORKSHOP at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Monday, Sept. 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm with instructor Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: 40.00. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

CORE STABILITY PHYSIO BALL CLASSES at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) with instructor Dr. Danielle Ryan, Chiropractor: Wednesdays, Sept. 22 – Oct. 27, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Cost: $72.00 for 6 week series. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319. We honor drop-ins. Drop in fee is $15.00 per class.

WINE AND WELLNESS at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Friday, Sept. 24, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening with the theme “Viva La France!” Includes choice wine tasting and gourmet delights sponsored by Swifty’s, and choice of 3 mini-services. Cost: $50. Reservations are required. Call 315.704.0319 for more information.

REIKI CERTIFICATION LEVEL III at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Saturday, Sept. 25, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm with Reiki Master Jennifer Adamski. Cost: $350 includes all materials. Reiki Level III is a Master/Teacher Level class. The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and practice. Pre-registration and certification in Reiki Level I and II are required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

GROUP HYPNOSIS FOR SMOKING CESSATION at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), with facilitator Connie Heagerty, CHT, Tuesday, Sept. 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.

STRESS REDUCTION WORKSHOP at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Monday, Oct. 4, 6:00 – 7:30 pm with instructor Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: 45.00. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

Posted: Monday, August 30th, 2010 @ 6:25 pm by Curt
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Wednesday, August 18 The 2010 Tiffany Summer Concert Series at Noon and Art
Market 11 AM – 2 PM Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St. With the music of the
Stephen Lonsky Family. The family has been playing gospel music for 20 years in
churches and the community. Their daughter, Stephanie, is an accomplished musician
and has been part of their ministry for 10 years. They will perform Old Time and
Southern Gospel music on piano, guitar, mandolin with vocals and harmony. This
concert is free and open to the public. Donations accepted (315) 252-0339

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 @ 8:39 pm by Curt
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Individuals from Auburn’s Arts District Study group will be reporting on their April 2010 visit to Paducah, KY at 7:00 pm, Thurs. Aug. 12, 2010 at Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St. at Genesee, Auburn, NY. Donna Lamb, Ex. Director of Schweinfurth Art Center, Angela Daddabbo, Artistic Director of Auburn Public Theater, and Hilary Ford, Acct. Executive, Mack Studios visited Paducah to learn more about how Paducah used the arts as a tool for economic development, and how we might apply some of their lessons and successes in Auburn. The team will be giving a power point presentation about Paducah, and sharing ideas that could be implemented in Auburn. The presentation is free and open to the public. The Arts District study received funding through a grant from the Kauffman Foundation and Cayuga Community College.

AUBURN PUBLIC THEATER (APT) is a new, non-profit, professional performing and presenting company currently renovating the former Grant’s building located in downtown Auburn, New York as an arts complex. The building is air-conditioned and free evening and weekend parking is available in the garage directly behind the theater. This is an exciting new cultural center in Central New York. For any other information, call (315) 253-6669 or www.auburnpublictheater.org

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Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 @ 9:14 am by Curt
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