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The following occur every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving through Christmas Noon-4pm PLUS Friday, November 28th

*Noon kick-off of Dickens each day on the porch of the Sherwood House.
*Strolling Dickens characters performing interactive street theatre
*Father Christmas greets the children from noon-2 pm, and 3-4 pm at the Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Genesee St.
*Free roasted chestnuts in front of Johnny Angels Restaurant on Jordan Street. (Brought to you by: TOPS Markets,
Johnny Angels & Mid-Lakes Navigation)
*Free horse drawn wagon rides around the village. Pick up in front of Sherwood Inn. Carriage rides available for a
nominal fee.
*Free egg nog served by local Girl Scout Troops every Saturday at 42 E. Genesee St. courtesy of Byrne Dairy
*Caroling at 2 pm at the Gazebo. The Revels Live! (Bad weather location….13 E. Genesee St. Porch)
*Live shows and music at the Skaneateles Library, 1 and 3 pm daily! See calendar below
*Sing Christmas carols with the “Dickens Singers” – listen for them throughout the village
*Mother Goose reads to children at the Skaneateles Library. (Exceptions: November 30 & December 1).
*Live holiday music on the street by the Temperance Band on Saturdays and Bagpiper Jack Heins on Sundays


Available at Skaneateles Chamber Office,

22 Jordan Street or ask a Dickens character!

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Trunk Show will be acted out with your help:
SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS AT 12:30, 1:30 and 3:30:
On the porch of the Masonic Temple at 13 E. Genesee St.
Sponsored by: The Summit Auto Group


Every Saturday & Sunday during Dickens Complimentary hot cocoa, cider, and holiday cookies from noon–4 p.m. Mirbeau Inn & Spa,

851 W. Genesee St. www.mirbeau.com
Every Saturday during Dickens – Complimentary photographs taken by a professional photographer, in front of the Mirbeau Christmas
Tree from noon – 4 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328) or www.mirbeau.com

Fri Nov 28—Complimentary hot cocoa, cider, and holiday cookies from noon–4 p.m. Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St.

Fri Nov 28— “Worlds Smallest” Christmas Parade! Beginning on Fennell Street, right on Jordan Street and ending at the Sherwood
House, next door to the Sherwood Inn on Genesee St! Starts at NOON. (315) 685-0552 www.skaneateles.com

Fri Nov 28 – Grand entrance of Charles Dickens and his entourage. Meet Queen Victoria, Governor Dewitt Clinton, Father Christmas, and
of course that mean old Scrooge! Grand opening at 12:10 pm on the steps of the Sherwood House next to the Sherwood Inn.

Sat Nov 29 Holiday Parade & Family Fun Day in downtown Auburn. Free Family activities start at 3:00 pm.—5:30 pm. These
include horse-drawn carriage rides, ornament-making, Child Photo ID program, and more. Parade begins at 6:00pm

Sat Nov 29—Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm, located on Rt. 20 west of Skaneateles will host an open house from 11 am—
7 pm. The farm store will be open, fresh cut Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, fresh green arrangements, will be for sale.
Free hot chocolate & cookies, Sit by a cozy fire and roasted marshmallows. (315) 751-5657. Open Monday—Saturday 11 am—7 pm until Dec 23.

Sat Nov 29 – The Finger Lakes Wind Quintet will perform at 1 and 2:50 pm at the Skaneateles Library. Includes
audience participation pieces and a sing-a-long! Free, donations appreciated. (315) 685-0552

Sat Nov 29— Lakeside Artistry Holiday Fair 10 am—5 pm —artists and crafters from many genres. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E
Genesee St.

Sat Nov TBA—the Syracuse Alumni Brigadier Brass Band will perform in the Village of Skaneateles between 1 and 3
pm. Just listen for them and you will find them!!


Every Saturday & Sunday during Dickens Complimentary hot cocoa, cider, and holiday cookies from noon–4 p.m. Mirbeau Inn
& Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. www.mirbeau.com
Every Saturday during Dickens – Complimentary photographs taken by James Peluso, in front of the Mirbeau Christmas Tree
from noon – 4 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328) or www.mirbeau.com

Gather your friends and enjoy the company of Queen Victoria at High Tea. 11:30 am. Offering $25.00 per person. Space limited
on each date, advance reservations are required. Call Stella Maris Retreat, 130 E. Genesee St. at (315) 685-6836

Fri Dec 5— “Skaneateles Sings” Sponsored by KeyBank Dedication of crèche, caroling and tree lighting. (315)
685-0552. Organized by the Skaneateles Chamber, Skaneateles Girl Scouts and Skaneateles Garden Club. Reception at
Skaneateles United Methodist Church immediately following the tree lighting. Entertainment by The Magic Wizard of
the North, John Henry Anderson.

Fri Dec 5—First Friday in Skaneateles. A Romance with Art. Visit galleries and stores to celebrate the arts.
5-8 pm. www.skaneateles.com

December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21— Skaneateles Library Annual Dickens Christmas Holiday Book Sale. 49 E. Genesee Street. Saturday
10 AM—4 PM; Sunday, Noon—4 PM. Books will also be available for sale Mon-Fri during regular Library business hours.
(315) 685-5135. All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library Association.

December 6. 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21—Breakfast with Santa at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 am – 12:00 p.m.
Tickets are: $10/person for members and $14/person for non-members. Children ages two and under are free. Reserve online at
rosamondgiffordzoo.org/santa or by calling (315) 435-8511 x113

Sat Dec 6—”Handbells, Carroll’s and Cookies”. 2—3 pm at the First Presbyterian Church. No charge and all are welcome!

Sat Dec 6- The magic of the Wizard of the North, John Henry Anderson at 1 and 3 pm at the Skaneateles Library, 49 E Genesee
St. Great Magic Show for the whole family. Free, however donations appreciated. (315) 685-0552.

Holy Trinity Lutheran ChurchSat Dec 6 -Taster’s Choice Soup Lunch at , 37 W. Genesee St. 12 noon until 2 pm. The lunch is free,
but donations are appreciated. Visitors are welcome to tour the historic 100 year old building too. (315) 685-3121

Sat Dec TBA—the Syracuse Alumni Brigadier Brass Band will perform in the Village of Skaneateles between 1 and 3
pm. Just listen for them and you will find them!!

Sat Dec 6— Stenuf Music Studio presents Nutcracker Suite, Hand bell & Singing Classes for children ages 6—14 at the Stenuf
Music Studio located at 27 Fennell St. For reservations please call 554-8114 or 685-8244. The story of the Nutcracker Suite will be
presented with a mini stage with characters and back drops. Students will enjoy learning the sequence of events, music, story of the
Nutcracker Suite. At the end the students will have a performance of Hand bells for their parents.

Sun Dec 7– Open House at the Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery, 28 Hannum St. from 1-4 pm. Browse the gift shop for unique gifts and learn all about the History of Skaneateles. Refreshments will be served. (315) 685-
1360 The Creamery Museum is open through Christmas on Fri, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm.

Sun Dec 7 – The magic of the Wizard of the North, John Henry Anderson at 1 pm & 3 pm at the Skaneateles
Library, 49 E Genesee St. Great Magic Show for the whole family. Free, however donations appreciated. (315)

Sun Dec 7—Dickens’ of A Tea at The Athenaeum of Skaneateles! Join them for an afternoon of entertainment,
refreshments, music and a special appearance by the Dicken’s cast! Donation one canned good item. Perfect for
senior citizens. 2-4 pm. 150 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles Call (315) 685-1400.

Sun Dec 7 Live musical performance at the Gazebo by Jeff Kimpland vocalist, performs holiday classics from
his solo album “A Christmas Prayer” and more! 4 PM.

Tues Dec 9– SHOP SKANEATELES! Shop, Sip and Stroll in the Village of Skaneateles! 10 am—8 pm
Open house with refreshments and free gift wrapping at participating merchants. Free drink ticket with any purchase
will be distributed between 5 & 8 pm. Buy a raffle ticket to win great prizes in our raffle— (315) 685-0552

Thurs Dec 11— “A Dinner with Dickens and Friends” as Charles Dickens and company will perform a live rendition
of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W Genesee St. This dinner will be for all ages
with music, mirth and surprises all. The festivities start at 6 pm. mirbeau.com

Fri Dec 12—The SCS Madrigal Choir presents the 5th annual Holiday Feast. An evening of Renaissance Style
Dinner & Entertainment. The Lodge at Welch Allyn. For reservations, www.showtix4U.com.

Sat Dec 13— Syracuse Children’s Choir will perform at The Skaneateles Library at 1 pm. (315) 685-0552

Sat Dec 13— Look for our very own Dickens’ newsboys hawking today’s paper, complete with the Dickens insert.
All monies raised from the sale of the Post Standard papers today will go directly to charity…the Salvation Army’s
Christmas Bureau or the United Way.

Sat Dec 13— “Holiday Luncheon, Bake Sale & Quality Crafts Show” at Skaneateles United Methodist Church, 26
Jordan St. 10 am – 4 pm. (315) 685-5963

Sat Dec 13 – Skaneateles Community Band Holiday Concert at St. James Episcopal Church, 96 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles. 4 pm, free! (315) 685-3866

Sat & Sun Dec 13 & 14—11:00 am -5:00 pm, Holiday Open House at Snake Oil Glassworks, 4247 Jordan Rd.,
Skaneateles. Glassblowing demonstrations, light refreshments and shopping in the gallery. Questions (315) 685-
5091 or www.snakeoilglassworks.com Holiday Hours: Thursday and Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday 10- 5pm and
Sunday 11-4 pm

Sat Dec TBA—Salt City Barbershop Quartet will perform on the streets of Skaneateles between noon and 4 pm.

Sun Dec 14—Concinnity Musical group live performance at the Skaneateles Library at 1 and 3 pm. Concinnity
is an accapella group of women who sing for the love of singing. whatever floats our boat or yours! Questions

Sun Dec 14 – Skaneateles High School Holiday Concert in the HS Auditorium., 49 E . Elizabeth St. 2:00 pm.
(315) 685-8361

Sun Dec 14 —Baltimore Woods presents Caroling in the Woods 7-8:30pm. (315) 673-1350. FREE, Please bring
cookies to share.

Sun Dec 14 The Masterworks Chorale Christmas Concert, featuring Bach’s Magnificat with members of Symphoria
& guest soloist Jonathan English. St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 81 Jordan St. 7:30 PM. $15.00 Adults; $10.00
Students/Seniors; 5 & under free. www.masterworkschorale.org Thurs Dec 18 — Great Lakes Guitar Quartet 7 PM at the Skaneateles Library upstairs in Library Hall. Free and
open to the public. (315) 685-5135

Sat Dec 20 — Concinnity Musical group live performance around the Village of Skaneateles. Concinnity is an
accapella group of women who sing for the love of singing. whatever floats our boat or yours! Questions 315-

Sat, Dec 20– Baltimore Woods features a Solstice Hike 7-8:30pm. It’s the longest night of the year, the forest is
blanketed in silence, and the just-past-full moon sets the snow covered trees aglow. Snowshoes and instruction
provided. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. Call (315) 673-1350 to sign up.

Sat & Sun Dec 20 & 21 – The magic of the Wizard of the North, John Henry Anderson at 1 pm and 3 pm at the
Skaneateles Library, 49 E Genesee St. Great Magic Show for the whole family. Free, however donations appreciated.
(315) 685-0552.

Sun Dec 21—Dickens Christmas Raffle Drawing—2 pm at the Gazebo in Clift Park. Tickets available from
Skaneateles Chamber, Gallery 54, Imagine, Skaneateles YMCA, 1st National Gifts & F. Olivers.

Tues Dec 24 – Mini version of Dickens with a limited cast of characters Noon—3 PM Happy Christmas from all
of us at the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce! (315) 685-0552 or www.skaneateles.com

Sat Dec 27— Live music by Joe Whiting at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Rd. 4-7 pm (315) 685-3797

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Join us for Nature’s Little Explorers Mini Adventures! This brand new six-week series will engage your preschooler through nature crafts and hands-on exploration that will awaken their senses to the wonders of the natural world. Topics will include trees and leaves, animal habitats, log rolling, birds, fairies, and more! Ages 3-5, participants must register for the full series and be accompanied by an adult. $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Call (315) 673-1350 to register.

Date:  Thursdays Oct 16-Nov 20, 10-11am
Duration: 1 Hour
Repeat Event: Repeat every Thursday until November 20, 2014
Email: info@baltimorewoods.org

Contact Info:

Baltimore Woods 4007 Bishop Hill Road Marcellus, NY 13108-0133 Phone: (315) 673-1350

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Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for December2013

Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for December2013

Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for December2013

Marcellus, NY (December20, 2013)–Baltimore Woods Nature Center announces theirDecember programs with details listed below.

December 2nd    Holiday Decorations, Naturally!  Two sessions available: 10-11am and 7-8pm

Join Regina Lewis-Middleton, local artist and decorator for our Environmental Chef event, for a natural holiday decorating workshop. Enjoy using your own hands to create a door or wall swag out of greens, other natural materials, and ribbon to decorate your home for the holidays. All materials will be supplied. $7 members, $20/family; $10 nonmembers, $30/family.


December 6th  Comet ISON Party 5-7am

Comet ISON has been called many things, including the “Comet of the Century,” since it’s discovery last year. At the end of November, it will make an extremely close pass to the sun. If it survives without breaking up it may be a spectacular object in the pre-dawn sky, but there’s no way to predict for sure until it happens. Comets are fickle and unpredictable – some becoming very bright, some not. Come out early in the morning to this special program and take a look at Comet ISON. You may be in for a real treat!

$5 members, $15/family; $8 nonmembers, $25 for families.


December 14th  Caroling in the Woods 7-8:30pm

Pick up a lantern and song sheet and enjoy a beloved tradition at Baltimore Woods. Bring natural treats to hang for the birds and holiday treats to share with fellow carolers. Finish up the night with hot drinks in the Interpretive Center and a special visit from the Solstice Skunk! This event is free for all, and as always, donations are appreciated. Please bring cookies to share.


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Forty-Four Local Artists Display Natural Talents at Baltimore Woods


MARCELLUS, NY (October 29, 2013)–Baltimore Woods’ fifth annual Member’s Show will showcase works by forty-four local artists from November 4-December 20, 2013. An artist reception for the Drawing on Talent show will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 2-4pm. The exhibit and reception are open to the public with no admission or parking fee.

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The exhibit includes a wide range of artwork, including pastels, watercolors, oil paintings, photography, gouache, pottery, fiber art, sculpture and jewelry. The majority of the artwork is for sale and there is an opportunity to purchase unique gifts for the holidays.

Participating artists are all members of Baltimore Woods Nature Center, which is a member supported organization. “We have a great member turnout this year! We’re lucky to have such a talented, diverse group of artists supporting, and being supported by, Baltimore Woods Nature Center,” says exhibiting artist and member Karen Burns.

Baltimore Woods installs sixart exhibits annually.  Upcoming exhibits in 2014 will feature StaciaLandsberg, Christy Lemp, Chris Murray and the Marcellus Skaneateles Art Guild, among others.


Baltimore Woods Fifth Annual Drawing on Talent Exhibitors

Artists:                                                 Town                                     Medium              _

Bill Atkinson                                                      Skaneateles                                       Wood Sculpture

Chris Baker                                                         Weedsport                                         Gouache

Nancy Bales                                                       Skaneateles                                       Jewelry

Maureen Barcza                                               Syracuse                                              Oil

Barbara Bratt                                                     Camillus                                              Oil

Margaret Brown                                               Syracuse                                              Oil

Karen Burns                                                       Syracuse                                              Oil

Susi Buschbacher                                             Syracuse                                              Acrylic

RoniCarvalho                                                     Skaneateles                                       Photography

Barden Conroe                                                 Skaneateles                                       Acrylic & Oil

Barb Crosbie                                                      Skaneateles                                       Pottery

Deborah Dahlin                                                                Liverpool                                             Pastel

Barbara Delmonico                                         Skaneateles                                       Acrylic & Oil

Sally Fellows                                                     Syracuse                                              Fiber Art

Milton Franson                                                 Liverpool                                             Pastel & Oil

Donna Logue Hamblin                                   Marcellus                            Charcoal,Photography

Judith Hand                                                        Syracuse                                              Mixed Media

Rachel Harms                                                    Skaneateles                                       Oil

Carol Hill                                                             Syracuse                                              Acrylic

Peter Huntington                                            Tully                                                      Watercolor

John Kosecki                                                      Syracuse                                              Mixed Media

StaciaLandsberg                                               Skaneateles                                       Photography

Deborah Laun                                                    Syracuse                                              Jewelry

Christy Lemp                                                     Skaneateles                                       Watercolor

Mary K. Mahle                                                   Syracuse                                              Watercolor & Oil

PatMalin                                                              New Hartford                                    Sculpture

Sue March                                                           Marcellus                                            Photography

Virginia Marty                                                   Marcellus                                            Photography

Jill Newton                                                         Skaneateles                                       Watercolor

Candace O’Brien                                              Syracuse                                              Oil

Adriana Meiss                                                   Syracuse                                              Pastel

Elizabeth Patton                                              Elbridge                                               Photography

Ruth Anne Reagan                                          Marcellus                                            Pastel

Kathryn Rehrig                                                  Marcellus                                            Photography

Bob Ripley                                                          Marietta                                              Watercolor

Nancy Scanlon                                                  Marcellus                                            Watercolor

Kathryn Schylinkski                                        Skaneateles                                       Acrylic

Karen Smith                                                       Marcellus                                            Raku

Marybeth Sorber                                             Syracuse                                              Acrylic

Guy Swenson                                                    Marcellus                                            Photography

Jeanne Ulrich                                                    Camillus                                              Textiles

Stephen Verescak                                           Syracuse                                              Photography

Alison Waters                                                   Skaneateles                                       Painting

John Weeks                                                       Marcellus                                            Acrylic



Baltimore Woods Nature Center is a premier educational organization that transforms individuals and communities through place-based education by cultivating an abiding love for the natural world while serving as a model of sensible stewardship.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108. The Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closedSundays.The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.


Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information.

Posted: Monday, November 4th, 2013 @ 9:32 am by Curt
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Baltimore Woods Announces Programs for October 2013

Marcellus, NY (Sept 27, 2013)–Baltimore Woods Nature Center announces their October programs with details listed below.

October 11          Star Party: National Astronomy Day                                                                        6:30-9pm

Oct 12th is National Astronomy Day! This will be the best chance to see Mercury for the remainder of the year, along with a crescent moon, and Venus as well, plus hello to Fall skies.

Back-up date: Oct 12. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

October 15 & 26               If These Trees Could Talk                                                                             10:30am-noon

Join Baltimore Woods Naturalist Tom Meier on a journey through time. The shape of the forests at Baltimore Woods is intimately tied to the lifestyles of all the people who came before. This hike will take an inspiring look at the history of the preserve and the ever-changing relationships between people and the land, as told through the eyes of the colorful autumn trees. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

October 16          Changing to Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency                                        7-9pm

Reducing energy bills and our carbon footprint from heating our homes are important topics to many people. Come to explore the basics of renewable solar, wind, geothermal energy, and energy efficiency to assess if they could work for you. Special Presentation by Ron Meyer. $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers

October 19          Double Dog Dare Walk                                                                                                  8-9:30pm

Baltimore Woods Nature Center dares you . . . no, double dog dares you, to walk through the woods with only the moon lighting your way! Search for creatures that go bump in the night and treats hidden along the trails. $5 for members; $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.


Baltimore Woods Nature Center *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.

Posted: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 @ 8:29 am by Curt
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