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                                                                  Bird   watching has attracted much attention in recent years as an environmentally   friendly way of producing more visitor spending. Bird-watchers normally spend   the early morning hours bird watching and then have the rest of the day to   shop, dine, and visit attractions, creating a great deal of visitor spending   revenue. With this in mind, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism has developed   a new brochure to help visitors find the birding ‘hot spots’ around the   County. The brochure will be launched with the showing of “The Big   Year” at Auburn Public Theater at the 8 p.m. screenings on October 18   and 19. The first 25 people each night will receive FREE ‘For the Birds’ caps   compliments of the Tourism Office and all attendees will be given coupons   provided by Cedar Craft Wild Bird Center. “The Big Year” is the   story of three fanatical bird-watchers (Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, Jack   Black) and how they spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number   of species. Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Join us for a night of   bird -brain fun!

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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

Jan. 27th – Mar. 17th – Both Ends of the Rainbow – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  This annual exhibition will feature over 1,000 works of art by local students and senior citizens from Cayuga County. On view in Gallery Julius will be the Three Lakes Sampler, a collaborative project organized by Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES that includes artwork and poetry by local students.  Join us on Sunday, January 27th from 1 – 5pm for the opening reception and a special one-day only raffle. Don’t miss your chance to win! Purchase a chance to win family gift packages and gift cards from area businesses. All proceeds support the Schweinfurth Art Center’s exhibitions and educational programs.   Suggested admission is $3/adults, students & seniors free, Tues.-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1 – 5pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Feb. 1st – Apr. 19th -  General John S. Clark – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Biographical exhibit on General John S. Clark, a man of his era. Civil War veteran, cartographer, ethnographer, and Auburn City Planner.  Closed major holidays.  Suggested donation $3, Tues. – Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Feb. 1st – “Bernie”- Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependent on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 2/1, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 2/2, 8:00 pm.    www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

 

Feb. 1st – One Act Play Festival 2013 – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Second Stage director, Bourke Kennedy has announced the cast of the Original Short Play Festival. Thirteen actors have been rehearsing the seven short plays which will be performed at the newly renovated Mack Theatre on February First, Second and Third, 2013. This exciting event, sponsored by the Auburn Players Community Theatre, Inc. will present new one act plays by local and national playwrights. It comes to the Finger Lakes, in 2013, produced by Katie Moran and Lighting designed by Anita Grosso.  Tickets $10, 2/1 & 2/2, 8:00 pm, 2/3, 2:00 pm.  www.auburnplayers.net  315-351-0911

Feb. 1st – Amy & Mena’s 3rd Annual PAJAMA PARTY! – Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn.  This fun filled evening is designed just for the ladies and includes a free t-shirt, music, Zumba, massages, vendors and much more. Light refreshments served, cash bar available. Register at the YMCA; space is limited! Call Holiday Inn at 315.253-4531 to reserve your room special discount. Cost is $30 Y-members, $40 General Public, 6:30 – Midnight.  www.auburnymca.org  315-253-5304

Feb. 1st – Little Rascal Theater – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  A once-a-month FREE movie and live sing-a-long for toddlers thru pre-schoolers. Get out of the house and into ours!  Free, 10:30-11:30am.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Feb. 1st – First Friday Event :                                                                                           Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Visitors are invited to listen to live music by the Auburn Junior High School String Quartet, family window painting, and view Both Ends of the Rainbow. Refreshments will be served. BEAUTIFUL THINGS hosts OPEN HOUSE, 6 Seminary Ave. – The owners will be giving tours of this antique & collectibles shop.                                                                                       Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St. – Come tour a new exhibit focusing on General John S. Clark, Civil War general and map-maker, Auburn City Engineer who designed our water system, and scholar of Iroquois culture.                                                                   Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St. - Enjoy a performance by classical guitarist Matthew Ocone from 6:30 – 7:30PM. Ocone, of Ithaca, is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music who specializes in Latin American music. The performance will kick off Seymour Library’s participation in the CNY Reads program, which is featuring the book “The Tortilla Curtain” by T.C. Boyle. All regular library services are available.                                                             Auburn YMCA-WEIU, 27 William St. - Come enjoy the YMCA’s facility and services for no charge during business hours, including fitness/aquatic classes, weight and cardio equipment or play racquetball or basketball. Group tours at 5:30PM and 6:30PM, plus fitness demonstrations from 5 – 8PM. Just sign-in at the front desk & receive a goody bag!

Feb. 2nd – A Fundraiser for the new Auburn Public Studio – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  This variety-style benefit performance will feature musical and comedy performances by Auburn Public Studio instructors Bradley Benjamin, Brian Schey, Erin Schey, Michael Antico, Will Tobin and Carey Eidel as well as the Auburn High School Musical Theater Club.  $15/adult 19 & older, $12/youth 18 & under, 7:00 pm reception, 8:00 pm performances.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

Feb. 2nd – Tracks and Traces – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  What wildlife is moving about the Sterling Nature Center or your back yard? Winter is the perfect season to answer this question using the tracks and traces that wildlife has left behind to identify them. On this Groundhog’s Day join interpretive naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an indoor presentation followed by a hike in search of wildlife tracks and traces. The program is free and open to the public.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

Feb. 2nd – Winter Wonderland of Quilts – 1st Presbyterian Church, 112 South St., Auburn.  Donation of a Nonperishable food item appreciated.   Noon-4pm.  315-252-6638

Feb. 3rd – Family Fun Day – Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  The event will have a dinosaur theme and include a program called “Dinosaur Science,” presented by the Museum of the Earth. Danny the Dinosaur will be there and Judy Stock will provide musical family entertainment. The day will also include interactive crafts, games, “tattoos” and a bounce house.  Free, noon-3pm.  315-255-1743 x2224

Feb. 5th – Food & Wine Pairing – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Auburn.  Demystify the art of pairing your dishes, and learn how much fun choosing a wine can be! Join us for our Food and Wine Pairing class, on Tuesday, February 5, at 6:00 p.m. Our Wine Curator Meryl Davis will teach you the fundamentals while you sample ten wines and enjoy a five course meal.  Overnight guests receive $50 off of their room stay. Call 315.364.8888 to place your reservation.  $105/person, 24 person maximum,   6-8:30pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Feb. 5th & 12th  - Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Closed major holidays.  Admission $2 at the door, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Feb. 6th – Hands-On Science & Art Experience – D & W Diesel, 1503 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  An evening of hands-on science and art activities for families with participants of all ages.  Parents must accompany children.  $5/participant, $25/family limit, 6-8pm. 

Feb. 7th – 15th Annual Amateur Chef’s Night Dinner – Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Our local amateur chefs will once again be preparing and serving hors d’oeuvres, soups and desserts with Springside Chefs preparing the entrees. Our volunteer waitresses will be serving all courses at the table – no more lines! Wine tasting will be courtesy of Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars and Bob Wojnar, with music by Lou Nocilly & Warren Robinson. Raffles and Auctions will round out the evening.  Tickets are available at Willard Memorial Chapel office, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY. This event is a fundraiser for the Community Preservation Committee/Willard Memorial Chapel.  $40/person.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

Feb. 7th – MAKE SHIFT with Betsy Menson Sio  Informal Art Making for Adults – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Bottle Cap Bonanza -Use bottle caps as a starting place for two kinds of eco-friendly jewelry. Fill them with tiny found items and encase with resin, and form bottle caps into earrings. Participants are encouraged to bring bottle caps and tiny items such as words, pictures, and items to be captured in the resin.  $20 Members / $25 Non-members, 315-255-1553 www.myartcenter.org 

Feb. 8th – Friday Night at the Movies – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Free movies for pre-teens & teens. (TBA)  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org                              315-253-6669

Feb. 8th – Yoga Retreat:  Winter Wellness with Simple Remedies – Tuxill House, 5 Tuxill Sq., Auburn.  A workshop for the beginner or new explorer of Yoga and its health benefits hosted by Tuxill House and Laura Coburn, a 200 hour certified yoga instructor and Ayurveda enthusiast.  Spend a restorative and nourishing weekend exploring gentle yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic nutrition all designed to help you get the most out of Winter and set you up for a healthy transition into Spring. Enjoy nourishing foods and learn about the healing properties of spices and herbs all in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Most activities will be at Tuxill House, a new European-style guest house in Auburn, while group Yoga class will be at Down to Earth Yoga located on East Hill in Downtown Auburn and a short walk from Tuxill House.  The Day Participant/2-Day Retreat option includes all Saturday and Sunday Classes and five delicious meals while the Overnight Guest/3-day Retreat option includes a 2 night stay at Tuxill House; all Saturday and Sunday classes; semi-private yoga classes with Laura Coburn; and five meals. Guests may also select single or double accommodations.  www.tuxillhouse.com  315-252-0055

Feb. 8th – 9th – “Farewell My Queen” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Farewell, My Queen marks the return of acclaimed director Benoît Jacquot and brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of nobility and ultimately the chaos that engulfed the court of Marie Antoinette in the final days before the full-scale outbreak of the Revolution. Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, the film stars Léa Seydoux as one of Marie’s ladies-in-waiting, seemingly an innocent but quietly working her way into her mistress’s special favors, until history tosses her fate onto a decidedly different path. With the action moving effortlessly from the gilded drawing rooms of the nobles to the back quarters of those who serve them, this is a period film at once accurate and sumptuous in its visual details and modern in its emotions.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 2/8, 1:00 & 8:00 pm. 2/9, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org          315-253-6669

Feb. 9th – Fair Haven Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Carnival – Fair Haven Beach State Park, 14985 State Park Rd., Fair Haven                                                                                Breakfast at Fire Hall – 7am-11am Beach Volleyball Tourney – 10am-? Winter Photo Contest Displayed – all day Scavenger Hunt – 10am-4pm Snow Sculpture Winners Announced – Noon Carnival Games, Crafts for Kids – 11am-1pm Family Bingo – 1pm Snowman Building Judging Contest – 2pm Human Sled Dog Race – 2:30pm Food and Raffles all day long Evening Dance 6-10pm at Sabin Hall  www.fairhavenny.com  315-947-6037

Feb. 9th – Chili Festival – Downtown Union Springs.  Hay rides, 50/50 raffle, wine tasting, live music, baked goods, face painting, farmers market, and coloring contest. $5 wrist band to be a chili taster, children under 12 free if they bring a canned good for the food pantry.  11am-3pm. www.unionspringsnow.com 

Feb. 9th – Comedian Erin Jackson – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Armed with a megawatt smile, an engaging presence, and a very unique perspective, Erin Jackson is poised to take the world of comedy by storm since making a name for herself in the comedy clubs of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD, Erin has garnered national attention with appearances on The Bob and Tom Radio Show and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. She was a semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing 6 and recently appeared as a guest on the Emmy Award-winning Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she got the opportunity to meet with and perform for one of her all-time favorite comedians – truly a dream come true. Erin is currently peddling her comedic wares at venues all around the country, and while she’s in no rush to achieve celebrity status, she is looking forward to the day when she becomes famous enough to move to Hollywood, buy a mansion and marry a White woman – the ultimate symbol of success for Black celebrities.  Tickets $12, $10.80/APT members, $8/students, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org          315-253-6669

Feb. 9th – 1st Annual Mardi Gras – Emerson Park Pavilion, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Music will be performed by Loren Barrigar, Jim VanArsdale and Bob Nodzo, Julie Howard and Elvis Impersonator, Tom Gilbo. There will be a silent auction and raffles going on. Tickets will be $10.00 per-person and can be purchased at Speno’s Music, 3 E. Genesee Street, Auburn, Hunter’s Dinerant, 18 Genesee Street, Auburn, The Aurora Market, Route 90, Aurora and Aurora Art and Design, Route 90, Aurora. This event is a fundraiser to for the Central New York TomatoFest. In keeping with our theme “Helping food pantries feed people” please consider bringing a non-perishable food item or a can opener to help fill our local food pantries.  Tickets $10/person, 6pm-10pm.  www.cnytomatofest.org 

Feb. 9th – 2013 Walk a Mile in My Shoes – St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn.  Four cities, one walk, one mission. Walk a Mile in My Shoes is a winter walk to help the Rescue Mission serve hurting and homeless people every day of the year. Registration opens at 9:15am, 3-mile walk starts at 9:45am, 1-mile walk starts at 10am.  www.rmwalk.org  888-808-6770

Feb. 9th & 10th – 11th Annual Mardi Gras – Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.  Chase away the winter blues by joining us at our Mardi Gras event along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Experience the frivolity as you go from winery to winery receiving specialty Mardi Gras Beads, a chance to pick the lucky coin for instant prizes plus participate in a scavenger hunt for a sampler case of fine wines from the trail.  At your starting point winery you’ll receive a wine glass, wine and food pairings and recipe cards at each winery plus those incredible beads.  Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes from the Cobtree Vacation Rental Resort, Discovery Trail, Holiday Inn in Auburn, Schaefer Yarn and Water to Wine Tours. $25/advance ticket. $30/at the door, $20/designated driver, 10am – 5pm.  www.cayugawinetrail.com          800-684-5217

Feb. 10th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Dr. Joan Hillsman, Music Educator and Director of SGMWA, will present a concert with the Syracuse Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (SGMWA) at 3 pm.  The concert will feature all genres of gospel music, from spiritual (forerunner of gospel), traditional and contemporary gospel selections. Dr. Hillsman, who will give an overview of the history of gospel music’s heritage, is a renowned music educator, gospel music historian, author, lecturer, and president of Joan Hillsman’s Music Network, Inc. (JHMN).  Tickets $10.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Jan. 27th – Mar. 17th – Both Ends of the Rainbow – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  This annual exhibition will feature over 1,000 works of art by local students and senior citizens from Cayuga County. On view in Gallery Julius will be the Three Lakes Sampler, a collaborative project organized by Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES that includes artwork and poetry by local students.  Join us on Sunday, January 27th from 1 – 5pm for the opening reception and a special one-day only raffle. Don’t miss your chance to win! Purchase a chance to win family gift packages and gift cards from area businesses. All proceeds support the Schweinfurth Art Center’s exhibitions and educational programs.   Suggested admission is $3/adults, students & seniors free, Tues.-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1 – 5pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

 

Feb. 1st – Apr. 19th -  General John S. Clark – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Biographical exhibit on General John S. Clark, a man of his era. Civil War veteran, cartographer, ethnographer, and Auburn City Planner.  Closed major holidays.  Suggested donation $3, Tues. – Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

 

Feb. 1st – “Bernie”- Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependent on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 2/1, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 2/2, 8:00 pm.    www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 1st – One Act Play Festival 2013 – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Second Stage director, Bourke Kennedy has announced the cast of the Original Short Play Festival. Thirteen actors have been rehearsing the seven short plays which will be performed at the newly renovated Mack Theatre on February First, Second and Third, 2013. This exciting event, sponsored by the Auburn Players Community Theatre, Inc. will present new one act plays by local and national playwrights. It comes to the Finger Lakes, in 2013, produced by Katie Moran and Lighting designed by Anita Grosso.  Tickets $10, 2/1 & 2/2, 8:00 pm, 2/3, 2:00 pm.  www.auburnplayers.net  315-351-0911

 

Feb. 1st – Amy & Mena’s 3rd Annual PAJAMA PARTY! – Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn.  This fun filled evening is designed just for the ladies and includes a free t-shirt, music, Zumba, massages, vendors and much more. Light refreshments served, cash bar available. Register at the YMCA; space is limited! Call Holiday Inn at 315.253-4531 to reserve your room special discount. Cost is $30 Y-members, $40 General Public, 6:30 – Midnight.  www.auburnymca.org  315-253-5304

 

Feb. 1st – Little Rascal Theater – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  A once-a-month FREE movie and live sing-a-long for toddlers thru pre-schoolers. Get out of the house and into ours!  Free, 10:30-11:30am.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

Feb. 1st – First Friday Event :                                                                                           Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Visitors are invited to listen to live music by the Auburn Junior High School String Quartet, family window painting, and view Both Ends of the Rainbow. Refreshments will be served. BEAUTIFUL THINGS hosts OPEN HOUSE, 6 Seminary Ave. – The owners will be giving tours of this antique & collectibles shop.                                                                                       Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St. – Come tour a new exhibit focusing on General John S. Clark, Civil War general and map-maker, Auburn City Engineer who designed our water system, and scholar of Iroquois culture.                                                                   Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St. - Enjoy a performance by classical guitarist Matthew Ocone from 6:30 – 7:30PM. Ocone, of Ithaca, is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music who specializes in Latin American music. The performance will kick off Seymour Library’s participation in the CNY Reads program, which is featuring the book “The Tortilla Curtain” by T.C. Boyle. All regular library services are available.                                                             Auburn YMCA-WEIU, 27 William St. - Come enjoy the YMCA’s facility and services for no charge during business hours, including fitness/aquatic classes, weight and cardio equipment or play racquetball or basketball. Group tours at 5:30PM and 6:30PM, plus fitness demonstrations from 5 – 8PM. Just sign-in at the front desk & receive a goody bag!

 

Feb. 2nd – A Fundraiser for the new Auburn Public Studio – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  This variety-style benefit performance will feature musical and comedy performances by Auburn Public Studio instructors Bradley Benjamin, Brian Schey, Erin Schey, Michael Antico, Will Tobin and Carey Eidel as well as the Auburn High School Musical Theater Club.  $15/adult 19 & older, $12/youth 18 & under, 7:00 pm reception, 8:00 pm performances.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 2nd – Tracks and Traces – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  What wildlife is moving about the Sterling Nature Center or your back yard? Winter is the perfect season to answer this question using the tracks and traces that wildlife has left behind to identify them. On this Groundhog’s Day join interpretive naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an indoor presentation followed by a hike in search of wildlife tracks and traces. The program is free and open to the public.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

 

Feb. 2nd – Winter Wonderland of Quilts – 1st Presbyterian Church, 112 South St., Auburn.  Donation of a Nonperishable food item appreciated.   Noon-4pm.  315-252-6638

 

Feb. 3rd – Family Fun Day – Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  The event will have a dinosaur theme and include a program called “Dinosaur Science,” presented by the Museum of the Earth. Danny the Dinosaur will be there and Judy Stock will provide musical family entertainment. The day will also include interactive crafts, games, “tattoos” and a bounce house.  Free, noon-3pm.  315-255-1743 x2224

 

Feb. 5th – Food & Wine Pairing – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Auburn.  Demystify the art of pairing your dishes, and learn how much fun choosing a wine can be! Join us for our Food and Wine Pairing class, on Tuesday, February 5, at 6:00 p.m. Our Wine Curator Meryl Davis will teach you the fundamentals while you sample ten wines and enjoy a five course meal.  Overnight guests receive $50 off of their room stay. Call 315.364.8888 to place your reservation.  $105/person, 24 person maximum,   6-8:30pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

 

Feb. 5th & 12th  - Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Closed major holidays.  Admission $2 at the door, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

 

Feb. 6th – Hands-On Science & Art Experience – D & W Diesel, 1503 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  An evening of hands-on science and art activities for families with participants of all ages.  Parents must accompany children.  $5/participant, $25/family limit, 6-8pm. 

 

Feb. 7th – 15th Annual Amateur Chef’s Night Dinner – Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Our local amateur chefs will once again be preparing and serving hors d’oeuvres, soups and desserts with Springside Chefs preparing the entrees. Our volunteer waitresses will be serving all courses at the table – no more lines! Wine tasting will be courtesy of Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars and Bob Wojnar, with music by Lou Nocilly & Warren Robinson. Raffles and Auctions will round out the evening.  Tickets are available at Willard Memorial Chapel office, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY. This event is a fundraiser for the Community Preservation Committee/Willard Memorial Chapel.  $40/person.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

 

Feb. 7th – MAKE SHIFT with Betsy Menson Sio  Informal Art Making for Adults – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Bottle Cap Bonanza -Use bottle caps as a starting place for two kinds of eco-friendly jewelry. Fill them with tiny found items and encase with resin, and form bottle caps into earrings. Participants are encouraged to bring bottle caps and tiny items such as words, pictures, and items to be captured in the resin.  $20 Members / $25 Non-members, 315-255-1553 www.myartcenter.org 

 

Feb. 8th – Friday Night at the Movies – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Free movies for pre-teens & teens. (TBA)  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org                              315-253-6669

 

Feb. 8th – Yoga Retreat:  Winter Wellness with Simple Remedies – Tuxill House, 5 Tuxill Sq., Auburn.  A workshop for the beginner or new explorer of Yoga and its health benefits hosted by Tuxill House and Laura Coburn, a 200 hour certified yoga instructor and Ayurveda enthusiast.  Spend a restorative and nourishing weekend exploring gentle yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic nutrition all designed to help you get the most out of Winter and set you up for a healthy transition into Spring. Enjoy nourishing foods and learn about the healing properties of spices and herbs all in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Most activities will be at Tuxill House, a new European-style guest house in Auburn, while group Yoga class will be at Down to Earth Yoga located on East Hill in Downtown Auburn and a short walk from Tuxill House.  The Day Participant/2-Day Retreat option includes all Saturday and Sunday Classes and five delicious meals while the Overnight Guest/3-day Retreat option includes a 2 night stay at Tuxill House; all Saturday and Sunday classes; semi-private yoga classes with Laura Coburn; and five meals. Guests may also select single or double accommodations.  www.tuxillhouse.com  315-252-0055

 

Feb. 8th – 9th – “Farewell My Queen” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Farewell, My Queen marks the return of acclaimed director Benoît Jacquot and brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of nobility and ultimately the chaos that engulfed the court of Marie Antoinette in the final days before the full-scale outbreak of the Revolution. Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, the film stars Léa Seydoux as one of Marie’s ladies-in-waiting, seemingly an innocent but quietly working her way into her mistress’s special favors, until history tosses her fate onto a decidedly different path. With the action moving effortlessly from the gilded drawing rooms of the nobles to the back quarters of those who serve them, this is a period film at once accurate and sumptuous in its visual details and modern in its emotions.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 2/8, 1:00 & 8:00 pm. 2/9, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org          315-253-6669

 

Feb. 9th – Fair Haven Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Carnival – Fair Haven Beach State Park, 14985 State Park Rd., Fair Haven                                                                                Breakfast at Fire Hall – 7am-11am Beach Volleyball Tourney – 10am-? Winter Photo Contest Displayed – all day Scavenger Hunt – 10am-4pm Snow Sculpture Winners Announced – Noon Carnival Games, Crafts for Kids – 11am-1pm Family Bingo – 1pm Snowman Building Judging Contest – 2pm Human Sled Dog Race – 2:30pm Food and Raffles all day long Evening Dance 6-10pm at Sabin Hall  www.fairhavenny.com  315-947-6037

 

Feb. 9th – Chili Festival – Downtown Union Springs.  Hay rides, 50/50 raffle, wine tasting, live music, baked goods, face painting, farmers market, and coloring contest. $5 wrist band to be a chili taster, children under 12 free if they bring a canned good for the food pantry.  11am-3pm. www.unionspringsnow.com 

 

Feb. 9th – Comedian Erin Jackson – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Armed with a megawatt smile, an engaging presence, and a very unique perspective, Erin Jackson is poised to take the world of comedy by storm since making a name for herself in the comedy clubs of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD, Erin has garnered national attention with appearances on The Bob and Tom Radio Show and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. She was a semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing 6 and recently appeared as a guest on the Emmy Award-winning Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she got the opportunity to meet with and perform for one of her all-time favorite comedians – truly a dream come true. Erin is currently peddling her comedic wares at venues all around the country, and while she’s in no rush to achieve celebrity status, she is looking forward to the day when she becomes famous enough to move to Hollywood, buy a mansion and marry a White woman – the ultimate symbol of success for Black celebrities.  Tickets $12, $10.80/APT members, $8/students, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org          315-253-6669

 

Feb. 9th – 1st Annual Mardi Gras – Emerson Park Pavilion, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Music will be performed by Loren Barrigar, Jim VanArsdale and Bob Nodzo, Julie Howard and Elvis Impersonator, Tom Gilbo. There will be a silent auction and raffles going on. Tickets will be $10.00 per-person and can be purchased at Speno’s Music, 3 E. Genesee Street, Auburn, Hunter’s Dinerant, 18 Genesee Street, Auburn, The Aurora Market, Route 90, Aurora and Aurora Art and Design, Route 90, Aurora. This event is a fundraiser to for the Central New York TomatoFest. In keeping with our theme “Helping food pantries feed people” please consider bringing a non-perishable food item or a can opener to help fill our local food pantries.  Tickets $10/person, 6pm-10pm.  www.cnytomatofest.org 

 

Feb. 9th – 2013 Walk a Mile in My Shoes – St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn.  Four cities, one walk, one mission. Walk a Mile in My Shoes is a winter walk to help the Rescue Mission serve hurting and homeless people every day of the year. Registration opens at 9:15am, 3-mile walk starts at 9:45am, 1-mile walk starts at 10am.  www.rmwalk.org  888-808-6770

 

Feb. 9th & 10th – 11th Annual Mardi Gras – Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.  Chase away the winter blues by joining us at our Mardi Gras event along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Experience the frivolity as you go from winery to winery receiving specialty Mardi Gras Beads, a chance to pick the lucky coin for instant prizes plus participate in a scavenger hunt for a sampler case of fine wines from the trail.  At your starting point winery you’ll receive a wine glass, wine and food pairings and recipe cards at each winery plus those incredible beads.  Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes from the Cobtree Vacation Rental Resort, Discovery Trail, Holiday Inn in Auburn, Schaefer Yarn and Water to Wine Tours. $25/advance ticket. $30/at the door, $20/designated driver, 10am – 5pm.  www.cayugawinetrail.com          800-684-5217

 

Feb. 10th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Dr. Joan Hillsman, Music Educator and Director of SGMWA, will present a concert with the Syracuse Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (SGMWA) at 3 pm.  The concert will feature all genres of gospel music, from spiritual (forerunner of gospel), traditional and contemporary gospel selections. Dr. Hillsman, who will give an overview of the history of gospel music’s heritage, is a renowned music educator, gospel music historian, author, lecturer, and president of Joan Hillsman’s Music Network, Inc. (JHMN).  Tickets $10.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. 

Oct. 9th – Dec. 31st – You Are Here!  Putting Auburn on the Map – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The answer to “Where are we?” can usually be found on a map. Maps provide us with information about what’s around us and who we are. You Are Here! is an exhibit of maps from the Museum’s collection which chronicle the development of New York, Cayuga County and the City of Auburn. These maps show how our understanding of the world around us has changed over the past 400 years.  Admission free, suggested donation $3, Tue-Sun, Noon – 5:00 pm .  Closed major holidays.   www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Oct. 28th – Jan. 6th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 32nd annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.  General admission $6, Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Closed major holidays.   www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Dec. 27th – Carl Anderson – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   The Virginia folk/country/bluegrass singer songwriter returns to APT after opening for Lukas Nelson in August. With opener Dusty Pas’cal. In August of 2011, 23-year-old Carl Anderson set out to fund his debut album through a Kickstarter.com campaign. He met his fundraising goal and then some. Into the studio he went with acclaimed producer Chris Keup and the album Wolftown was born. His CD release party at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in downtown Charlottesville was his first show as a headliner and it was a sellout with over three-hundred people in attendance. Wolftown was met with immediate critical success. It was selected as CD of the Month for January, 2012 by Virginia’s WNRN FM and one of the tracks was featured on iTunes Singer-Songwriter Indie Spotlight January 2012.  $8 Regular; $7.20 member, 7:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

 

 

Dec. 27th & 29th – Lincoln Tour – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Tour showcases the working relationship and personal friendship between the President and his Secretary of State.  The Seward House Museum is offering the “Lincoln Tour.” The tour will show museum visitors the actual artifacts of these two men’s world-changing professional relationship, but also of their genuine friendship. Visitors will get to see Seward’s appointment document where Lincoln names him Secretary of State, hear letters about the President and his relationship with not only Seward but his family, Lincoln’s presence throughout the Seward Home and more.  The story of the this great partnership is told through stories in the following rooms of the house: Parlor, Library, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Upstairs Hall,Victorian Room, Civil War Room, and Seward’s Office.  Thursdays 1pm, and Saturdays at 1pm & 3pm. Tours cost only five dollars, the bill that has Lincoln’s portrait on it. For more information and to make a reservation for the Lincoln Tour call 315-252-1283.  www.sewardhouse.org 

Dec. 28th – Sheila Applegate Book Signing Celebration – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   ENCHANTED ONE, The Portal To Love – Book signing and meet-and-greet with author and renowned spiritual seer, SHEILA APPLEGATE.  Free. 6:00pm Doors Open 6:30pm Guided meditation with Sheila 7:00pm Sheila talks about the book, followed by a cocktail reception and book signing with cash/cc wine/beer bar.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 28th & 29th – “I AM” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Bruce Almighty.” However, in I AM, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and to investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live and walk in the world.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 12/28, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 12/29, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 29th – Winter Birds and Bird Feeding – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  One of the most popular winter wildlife activities in the US is watching and feeding birds at a feeding station. This program will help you identify the birds at your feeder and show you ways to create simple feeders. Participants will create a peanut butter and seed feeder to take home. A short winter bird walk will follow the indoor program.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

Dec. 29thAHS Drama Club CABARET – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   The Auburn High School Musical Club presents a CABARET fundraiser to support their production of Beauty and the Beast.  The Cabaret is generously sponsored by the Sunset Restaurant, Maggie’s Pies & Pasta, Wegmans and Daut’s.  Seating is limited.  Tickets $10, 7:00 pm appetizers & drinks, 8:00 pm performance.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

Dec. 30th – Sunday Music Series: Sarah Scutt, Chris Blessing and Mitch Mahaney – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Discovered on our Tuesday Open Mic Nights, these three talented local performers play a mix of originals and covers in acoustic folk, pop, rock genres.  Sarah Scutt is a transplant from Seattle. She’s played music her whole life and has convinced us she’s never played professionally. We don’t believe her.  Chris Blessing lives and works in Skaneateles. He’s been performing around the area ever since he was 6’3″  Mitch Mahaney is a singer/songwriter out to prove himself to the upstate New York area. As a student from Binghamton University taking his junior year off to pursue music, he hopes to spend more of his time in front of his guitar and a microphone. His influences range from the lyrical Mayer and Mraz to the smooth voices of Krauss and Sinatra. $10 Advance or Door, 4pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 31st  – Quentin Tarantino Themed New Year’s Eve Bash – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Come dressed as any character from one of Quentin Tarantino’s films. Be prepared to dance the night away!  – Dance Off, – Mug Shot Photo Station, – Costume Contest, – Food & Drink.  Tickets $20/person, Doors open 8:30, 9:00 pm – 1:00 am.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 31st – Garden Gala in the Vineyards Ballroom – Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State St., Auburn.  Dinner, drinks, music and memories. Bountiful buffet featuring fresh, locally sourced cuisine including a 5-hour open bar. Live dance-rock and roll music by “Prison City Rockers”. Package also includes late night snacks and a hot breakfast buffet.  $329/couple, 3:00 pm check-in.  www.auburn.hgi.com  315-252-5511 

Dec. 31st – NEW YEAR’S EVE Party - Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn.  Offerings include top-shelf open bar 6:30PM – 12:30AM; hors d’oeuvres 6:30 – 7:30PM; dinner stations with prime rib, turkey & pork loin, salads, sides & desserts 7:30 – 9:30PM & champagne toast at midnight. Overnight couples packages start at $329 also include accommodations and New Year’s Day buffet breakfast. Music by UNCALLED FOUR. Please call for reservations.  $329/couple, :6:30pm-1am.  315-253-4531

Dec. 31st – New Year’s Eve Celebration – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Auburn.  Celebrate the New Year in Aurora Inn Dining Room fashion with this four-course limited menu, with open seating from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Our New Year’s dinner features live musical accompaniment, and offers something for everyone, including a vegetarian option on every course. Wine pairings, which come from top regions around the world as well as from New York State, may be added for an additional $25 per person. Please call for reservations.  $85++/person  $25/wine pairing, 5-10pm.  www.innsofaurora.com   315-364-8888

Dec. 31st – New Year’s Eve Party – Skate and Dance – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Balloon drop at midnight with prizes. Free hats and noisemakers, Christmas balloon battle, snow shovel shuffle, bubble wrap roll, name that tune, countdown to New Years!  Admission $10, 8pm – 1am.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225

 

 

 

Jan. 4th & 5th – How To Survive A Plague – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of two coalitions-ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)-whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and ’90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 1/4. 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 1/5, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Jan. 5th – Owl Prowl – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd., Sterling.  Nesting season has begun for the great horned owls. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an indoor introduction to the great-horned owl and other New York State owls. Then we will venture out on an owl prowl looking and listening for the nocturnal kings of the sky. Last year a pair of great-horned owls nested an old great blue heron nest within the rookery, so we know that they can be in the area. The program is free and open to the public; please remember to dress for the weather.  Free, 7pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

Jan. 8th – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Closed major holidays.  Admission $2 at the door, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. 

Oct. 9th – Dec. 31st – You Are Here!  Putting Auburn on the Map – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The answer to “Where are we?” can usually be found on a map. Maps provide us with information about what’s around us and who we are. You Are Here! is an exhibit of maps from the Museum’s collection which chronicle the development of New York, Cayuga County and the City of Auburn. These maps show how our understanding of the world around us has changed over the past 400 years.  Admission free, suggested donation $3, Tue-Sun, Noon – 5:00 pm .  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Oct. 28th – Jan. 6th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 32nd annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.  General admission $6, Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm.   www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Nov. 20th – Dec. 24th  – Santa’s Wonderland – Bass Pro Shop, Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  The magic returns. Free photo with Santa. Free games and activities. Lasar arcade, soft gun arcade, remote control trucks, moving trains, slot car racing, activity tables, the Strike and Hunt game and Wildlife Carousel.  Open during regular store hours.  315-258-2700

Nov. 30th – SAMSARA – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 11/30, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 12/1, 8:00 pm.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

Nov. 30th – The Andrew and Noah Band – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Edgy Folk transformed the former songwriting duo Peterson and Dennihy into a band with creative edge and energy, sought after by music fans of ages. They capture a unique sound from their original music based on polished songwriting to the creative cover songs they perform with heart and groove. They tap into their ability to collaborate with other accomplished musicians with ease, making fabulous and fun music whenever they perform. Loyal fans know the words to their clever original songs penned by Peterson and Dennihy. And they dance to their eclectic cover songs such as Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer and Violent Femmes’ Blister in the Sun. Their alternative folk sound and songwriting calls to mind Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Bright Eyes. Band members include Jon Peterson on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals; Donna Dennihy on guitar and vocals; GD Bower on percussion; and Heather Lee on bass. “An acoustic based sound with inspiring harmonies, intricate percussion, and polished songwriting.” Oasis Productions, 2008.  $12 Regular; $10.80 Member, 8pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 1st – “Riding The Lehigh Valley Railroad” – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  A historical account of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Auburn Division, from the book THE GANGLY COUNTRY COUSIN Bruce Tracy will present it’s history and the book’s author Herbert Trice will be available to answer questions. Guests are invited to bring mementos they have of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and its presence in Auburn and Cayuga County.  Herbert Trice is the author of THE GANGLY COUSIN a book on the Lehigh Valley Rail Road in this area. He is 95 years old. His mentor Bruce Tracy will take you back on the railroad and give you a ride of your life. Witness the historical tale of the Lehigh Valley Railroad with a photographic collections and recollections of the men, the land, and the train trails that carved this part of the country.  They will engage and enlighten you with railroad history which eventually led to New York as it is today and it’s influence on our everyday life.  Admission and parking is free but donations are acceptable. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited arrive early.  Free, 2pm.                315-252-7644

Dec. 1st & 2nd – Annual Christmas Craft Fair – Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  More than 170 vendors from throughout the Northeast will display and sell a wide range of handcrafted items. Nearby, a “multicultural food court” in the college cafeteria will offer tastes of American, Italian, Filipino, Native American, African American, and Ukrainian foods. Live music, entertainment for children, and much more.  12/1, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, 12/2, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  315-255-1743

Dec. 2nd – Drop-In FAMILY ART Making – Informal Art Making for Families – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Children and their accompanying adults are invited to drop-in art making experiences at the Schweinfurth. 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. HOLIDAY POP-UPS – Make an exciting holiday card with a message that pops up when you open it. All materials are provided.  Cost is $5 per project, 1-4:30pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Dec. 2nd – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Trunk Show – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Trunk Shows are “show and tell” opportunities for artists/quilters to discuss their work.  Meet regional quilters and see examples of their work. Trunk Show with Paula Schultz of Cottons, Etc.  $6 general admission, free for Art Center members and exhibiting quilters, 2pm.   .  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Dec. 2nd - Reading by Captain Jack the Christmas Pirate - Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Captain Jack the Christmas Pirate will be on hand to read the pirate’s “Night Before Christmas”, Jack is Joined by our good friend Dick Eldredge performing holiday music. Jack appears in support of the local food bank non perishable foods will be collected throughout December.  We’ll have mulled wine and lots of foods to try with our wines, which will be on special through December.  Free, 4pm.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com                315-283-8095

Dec. 4th – Walter Stahr Book Signing for Seward – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  If you missed your chance to meet Walter Stahr, author of the new Seward bio, mark your calendar for December 4th because Downtown Books & Coffee are having him at the store for a signing! From one of our most acclaimed new biographers- the first full life of the leader of Lincoln’s “team of rivals” to appear in more than forty years. William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Progressive governor of New York and outspoken U.S. senator, he was the odds-on favorite to win the 1860 Republican nomination for president. As secretary of state and Lincoln’s closest adviser during the Civil War, Seward not only managed foreign affairs but had a substantial role in military, political, and personnel matters.  Free, 6:30pm.  www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com  315-515-3411

Dec. 4th – Holiday Open House – Rural Life Museum, 920 State Route 34B, King Ferry.  Dave Bacon, local singer/story teller will perform tradition holiday music along with accepting requests from guests.  To take part in our cookie exchange participants are invited to bring a couple of dozen cookies along with your recipe to share.  Everyone is encouraged to bring an old ornament to add to our GHA Holiday Tree, we will identify the ornament with your family name.  Free, 10am – Noon.  www.genoahistorical.org  315-364-8202

Dec. 4th – Hors D’Oeuvres & Cocktails – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Welcome to our second season of cooking classes! Come for the epicurean experience, then stay over at one of our Inns for equal parts leisure, luxury, and learning. Cooking class participants receive $50 off room reservations at the Aurora Inn or E.B. Morgan House on the night of class (based on availability). Classes are small to allow for hands-on experience, so reserve your spot early.  $75/person, 16 person maximum, 7-9:30pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Dec. 4th & 11th  – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Every Tuesday.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 7th – Prohibition Era Cocktail Party – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Hearkening back to the era of spats, big band music, and Great Gatsby, our Prohibition Era Cocktail party celebrates the repeal of prohibition on December 5, 1933. Come dressed for the Roaring Twenties and rub shoulders with bootleggers and flappers. Heavy Hors D’oeuvres will be served alongside the best bathtub gin the Aurora Inn Dining Room has to offer. Please call for reservations.  $50++/person, Reception 7:00 pm, Band 8:00 pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

 

Dec. 7th & 8th - Candlelight Tours of the Beautiful Seward House – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Please call for reservations, families welcome.  Tickets go on sale 11/27, limited to groups of 20.  Tours start at 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm, tickets $10/adults, $8/students 12 & under.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Dec. 7th & 8th – Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 12/7, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 12/8, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Dec. 7th – 9th  – Christmas in Aurora – MacKenzie-Childs, 3260 State Route 90, Aurora.  Join us for our Holiday Celebration 2012! Our designers have outdone themselves with stunning holiday decor. Come see our complete holiday ornament and gift collection and enjoy complimentary gift packaging on every purchase. Take 20% of a single (non-sale) item. Enter to win daily prize drawings, enjoy festive refreshments, watch pottery or furniture painting, meet Santa, and tour the farmhouse between noon-4pm each day.  9:30am – 6pm. 

Dec. 7th – 9th – Patrick Blackburn: Music For More Senses – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Patrick Blackburn Presents the World Premiere of MUSIC FOR MORE SENSES.  Friday: Join us for the avant garde generative audio and visual installation ‘Hieroglyphics From The Recent Past, Exhumed Towers And Recovered Stars’ from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be a live performance at 8:30 PM.  Saturday: The installation will be open from 3:00-10:00PM. Come, stay and enjoy the art.  Sunday: Patrick Blackburn will lead an illustrated talk at 3:00 PM.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 7th – First Friday Events :                                                                                  Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Visitors are invited to listen to live holiday music by Honky Tonk Hindooz, make holiday ornaments, and view the current exhibition Quilts=Art=Quilts. Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. – Enjoy an opening reception for the world premiere of Patrick Blackburn’s MUSIC FOR MORE SENSES, an abstract generative sound installation. A wine/beer bar will be open to those with proper I.D. This event is free and open to the public. Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – Top area florist and artisans 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. Candlelight Christmas Tours at 6&7pm, fee, call for reservations. Seymour Public Library, 176 Genesee St. – Join in a holiday art activity with all kinds of paper crafts, from paper folded trees to three dimensional ornaments and more. In addition to our crafters, we encourage scrap bookers to join us for a mini-crop. There will be a drop in craft for children in the Children’s Room. Auburn Downtown BID, 128 Genesee St. – You’ve heard of a wine tasting, but what about an olive oil tasting? Come check out Ithaca-based F. Olivers offering a wide variety of infused olive oils that delight the palette. Center for Wellness, 1 Hoffman St. – The Center will be offering free Reiki samplings and mini makeovers. Enjoy 20% off on gift store shopping (excluding consignments), 15% off walk-in gift certificate purchases and 10% off online instant gift certificate purchases. Auburn Ale House, 288 W. Genesee St. – The Ale House will be hosting a Free happy hour buffet from 3 – 6PM with $2 well drinks & drafts, $4 wines, plus Ladies’ Night with ½ priced food & drinks from 6 – close. Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. – Come tour the new exhibit: You are Here! Putting Auburn on the Map, Maps and Map Making. This exhibit features 30+ historic maps from the collection, some from the 17th century! Light refreshments will be served. DEJA VU Consignment Boutique, 180 Genesee St. – wine tasting by Eleven Lakes Winery & appetizers.

Dec. 8th – Weedsport’s Old Tyme Christmas – Downtown Weedsport.  A day family fun, including vendors throughout the village, parade, 5K race/walk, alpacas, horse drawn wagon rides, snow bowling, Operation Safe Child (child finger printing) sponsored by the Sheriff’s Department. food & beverage entertainent, Santa & Much more!  Free, 10am – 3pm. 

Dec. 8th – Christmas in Aurora – Downtown Aurora.  Village-wide Christmas sales, children’t activities and entertainment. 

Dec. 9th – Horse Drawn Sleigh & Photos – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Horse Drawn Sleigh & photos, our new Sleigh along with Cupcake the pony from neighboring Woodseye View Stables will be on hand. Why not stop and get a picture for your holiday greetings? Music on 12/9 provided by Sue Alexander, Christmas Karaoke is always a good time.  We’ll have mulled wine and lots of foods to try with our wines, which will be on special through December.  Free, 4pm.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com  315-283-8095

 

 

 

Dec. 9th – Annual Holiday Traditions – Noon – 5pm                                                                                  Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn – Read with Santa at 1PM sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers of America. From 1:30-3:30PM, children from Sacred Heart, St. Ann’s, and Tyburn Academy, conducted by Anne Adessa, will perform all types of music including traditional carols, older popular Christmas tunes, contemporary Christian and popular holiday tunes. They will also feature violin, vocal and piano solos.

Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn – Quilts made by 64 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, the Operation Kid Comfort Program from Watertown will present a Trunk Show at 2PM.

Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn – The mansion will be decked out in its holiday best. Current exhibit – the history and importance of maps and mapmaking in Cayuga County.

Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn – Area florists and artisans have adopted the museum again this year to provide an array of spectacular holiday decorations. Visitors will be welcomed from 12 noon until 5pm and admission is free. Live musical performances throughout the day will add to the holiday splendor. Visit the Seward House Museum to experience the elegance of Christmas past.

Harriet Tubman Home – 180 South St., Auburn – Open for tours.

Ward O’Hara Ag. Museum, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn – Horse and wagon rides with many activities throughout the museum for the kids. Mary Ann Finn will entertain on the keyboard and Santa will arrive at 12:30pm. Decorate holiday cookies, make Christmas decorations, and enter the Christmas coloring contest.

St. Francis Church, 299 Clark St., Auburn – Auburn Chamber Orchestra performs at 4pm.

St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn – The Voices of Faith to perform at 3pm.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 Williams St., Auburn – Lori Rhodes Pettit performs Christmas music on the Skinner Organ at 1:30pm, Masterworks Chorale perform at 3pm.

 

Dec. 9th – Pumpkin Hill Bistro’s Annual Wine Dinner – Pumpkin Hill Bistro, 2051 State Route 90, Aurora.  Featuring the wonderful wine of Treleaven Winery. Come meet the Wine Makers sample their delicious wine paired with a delicious feast prepared by Cookie. The fun begins at 4pm with assorted appetizers and mulled wine and Holiday Sangria. Followed by a paired wine dinner at 5pm. Call for reservations and prices.  4pm.  www.pumpkinhillbistro.com  315-364-7091 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. 

Oct. 9th – Dec. 31st – You Are Here!  Putting Auburn on the Map – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The answer to “Where are we?” can usually be found on a map. Maps provide us with information about what’s around us and who we are. You Are Here! is an exhibit of maps from the Museum’s collection which chronicle the development of New York, Cayuga County and the City of Auburn. These maps show how our understanding of the world around us has changed over the past 400 years.  Admission free, suggested donation $3, Tue-Sun, Noon – 5:00 pm .  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Oct. 28th – Jan. 6th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 32nd annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.  General admission $6, Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm.   www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Oct 26th – 31st – HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Seward House Museum presents the Haunted History walking tour! Costumed guides will lead groups by lantern light around the Seward gardens and through downtown streets to the places where tales of bravery, murder and intrigue originally took place. Learn about the supernatural manifestations that lurk beneath the peaceful facade of downtown Auburn! Advanced reservations suggested as tours are limited in size.  $10.00-adults $8.00-twelve and under  Tickets on sale beginning October 12th. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 252-1283 or online at www.sewardhouse.org.  Tours start at 6:00 or 7:00 pm

Nov. 6th  & 13th  – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Every Tuesday.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Oct. 31st – Halloween Party with Stevie Tombstone plus Honky Tonk Hindooz – Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  What better way than to spend your Halloween night than with Stevie Tombstone (yes… Tombstone) plus the Honky Tonk Hindooz. This will be a party you won’t want to miss. Come in costume and check out all the fun surprises we have in store.  www.oakandvine.com  315-252-8463

Nov. 2nd – First Friday Events – Participating attractions and businesses around downtown Auburn.                                                                                                                         Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. - Visit the current exhibition and enjoy light refreshments. Sponsored by Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission and Columbian Foundation, Inc. Quilting Demonstration with Barbara Feinstein, Director’s Tour of Quilts=Art=Quilts (6pm), entertainment and exhibition by Seneca Cayuga ARC F.A.M.E Arts Program.                                                                                                                                 Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. – Photography Opening Reception – THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEE HERMAN and BOB BROWER.  Music provided by The APT House Band, Mark Angier, Scott Anderson and guests. Wine/Beer bar for those with proper I.D.  Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. – Come tour the new exhibit: You are Here! Putting Auburn on the Map, Maps and Map Making. Refreshments will be served.                                       Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – The Seward House Museum will feature a multimedia presentation for the movie Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie is based on the book Team of Rivals by noted presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin has taped a special message for the Seward House Museum which will also be featured. Additional interviews of Goodwin, Spielberg and other actors featured in the movie will be presented. Enjoy free tours and refreshments as Seward House Museum prepares for the upcoming visit by Doris Kearns Goodwin and the much anticipated opening of the movie Lincoln!                         Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St., Artist Sarah Harris will lead a fall craft project at 6:30PM. In addition, there will be drop-in craft activities for visitors in the Children’s Room.

Nov. 2nd & 3rd – “In a Dream” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  In the vibrant, bohemian neighborhood of South Philadelphia, 50,000-square feet of concrete are covered with tile and mirrors-mosaics that were created by Isaiah Zagar, an eccentric, tormented artist. The murals chronicle his love for his wife, Julia, and subtly hint at the darker corners of an extraordinary imagination.  Where Isaiah is obsessive and narcissistic-a former Peace Corps volunteer who has become an icon in South Philly’s art community-Julia is gracious and warm. For decades, their opposing natures complemented one another perfectly. But suddenly the family is torn apart at the seams: A few hours before picking up his oldest son from a rehabilitation center, Isaiah declares to the camera, “As people get older they have less and less passion.” He then confesses to an affair with his assistant, is kicked out of the house, and spirals into a debilitating, suicidal depression. A fascinating portrait of love and betrayal, family bonds, and the intimacy of dysfunction.  The film features music by The Books, Explosions in the Sky, Efterklang, Bibio, Colleen & an original score by Kelli Scarr.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 11/2, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 11/3, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 2nd – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Director’s Tour & Demo – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy a second opportunity to tour the 32nd annual quilt show with Executive Director Donna Lamb at 6pm. Free and open to the public.www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

 

 

 

 

Nov. 2nd – Friday Night At The Movies: The Fantastic Mr. Fox – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  George Clooney and Meryl Streep lend their voices to this hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen. Based on the beloved, best-selling book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Fantastic Mr. Fox is family fun at its finest.  Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson provide additional voices.  Tickets $5, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 3rd – Comedian Jon Fisch – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  This year Jon was featured on Celebrity Apprentice and in Maxim Magazine. He is the host of the widely popular podcast, In the Tank, and he recently made his late night television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman.A prolific monologist with universal appeal, Jon focuses on the idiosyncrasies of city living. Shortly after moving to NYC from his native Boston, he was chosen as one of Comedy Central’s Fresh Faces of Comedy and named one of Back Stage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups. Tickets $12, APT members $10.80, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 3rd – Wetland Wildlife – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Wetlands are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for a fall hike out to the rookery and look at the autumn wetland. The leaves off the trees provide a different perspective of the wetland. Who is using it now that the herons have headed south, are the osprey and eagles of summer still there or migrating wood ducks and other waterfowl? Come out and discover what fascinating things are taking place at the beaver wetland this autumn.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

Nov. 3rd & 4th – Chocolate, Cheese & Chambourcin – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Taste different chocolates and cheeses with our estate Chambourcin, a dry, dark, delicious red.  The Chambourcin grape is a French-American hybrid.  Free, noon-5pm.  www.cjsvineyards.com  315-730-4619

Nov. 4th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Nick Hrynyk, a local Auburn pianist, will offer the music of Brahms, Liszt, Beethoven and more. Classmate Lourdes Cossich, who hails from Guatemala, will perform vocal selections during the concert. Nick recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. Lourdes has performed internationally. Both are fourth year students at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester.  Tickets $10, 2pm.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

Nov. 4th – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Trunk Show – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Trunk Show with Kitsie Demeree & Barbara Ackley.  $6 general admission, free for Art Center members and exhibiting quilters, 2pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

 

 

 

Nov. 8th – MAKE SHIFT with Karen Pardee – Informal Art Making for Adults – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Make Shift is a series of project-based classes that use recycled or repurposed materials. Learn a new technique, start a project, and discover new artistic ideas for unused materials.  Design and create your own felted mittens from upcycled old wool sweaters. Participants will use a pattern to cut out the mittens, and then the fun begins – embroider, add cut-outs, beads, buttons, and needle felted embellishments to make them your own! Then students will sew them together (by hand or machine) and add cuffs, if desired. Bring a felted wool sweater – instructions for felting will be sent prior to class.  $20 Members / $25 Non-members, 6-8pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Nov. 8th – SHOWTIME – F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St., Auburn.  Come for an evening of song & dance with the Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians & Entertainers at the Center for Creative Expression. There will be music & refreshments every 2nd Thursday of the month. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.  Free, 6:30-7:30pm.  www.sencayarc.org/adult-fame.htm  315-252-7016

Nov. 9th & 10th – Think Like A Man – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book, Think Like a Man follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey’s book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book’s insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own. The movie is directed by Tim Story and written by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 11/9, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 11/10, 8:00 pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 10th – Renate Rewald Literary Arts Series – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.  “Extraordinary, absorbing, bracing and superb”- words used to describe Nothing Daunted, the remarkable story of two young Cayuga County socialites who traveled west in 1916 on the adventure of a lifetime. Hear how Dorothy Wickenden, executive editor of The New Yorker and the author of this remarkable journey, recreated her grandmother’s story after discovering forgotten letters and diaries. Book sales and signing will follow in the library.  Free, 8pm.  www.morganoperahouse.org  315-364-5437

Nov. 10th – Italian Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  A showcase of Italian wine, the second in our Epicurean season will feature selections from across the diverse Mediterranean country. Each wine will be carefully matched, by region, with its accompanying dish. Executive Chef Patrick will be on hand to explain the pairings, as well as Director of Training and Service Meryl Davis. Featuring five paired courses, a reception wine and an intermezzo, our Italian Wine Dinner promises a gustatory tour of L’italia. Please call for reservations.  $75++/person, reception 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Nov. 11th – Tiffany Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Don’t miss this entertaining USO-sytle show on Veteran’s Day! Grab some friends and family and join us for a lineup of patriotic and other songs, dancing and jokes. Susan May and her duet partner, Steve Gamba, as well as an array of her talented students along with Dave Borthwick and dancers from Kathy Ryan’s Dance studio are ready to make your Veteran’s Day fun! We’ll see you at the beautiful Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, NY, on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2 pm.  Tickets $10.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

Nov. 11th – Folk Arts & Fiber Festival – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Folk Artists will demonstrate traditional fiber-based art forms from around the world, including basketry, crochet, embroidery, knitting, paper arts, rug braiding, tatting, and others.  Free and open to the public, 2-4pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

Nov. 14th – Little Rascal Theater – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Bring your future arts patrons to a morning of cinema, community and fun!
The Auburn Public Theater presents a series of short films for pint-sized movie lovers on the second Wednesday of every month beginning in September.
Feel free to bring bag lunches or snacks. Our concession counter will also be open. All ages welcome.  Doors open 10:00 am.  Movie 10:30-11:00 am.  Free time in Stage Right 11:00-11:30 am.  $1 per child.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Nov. 14th & 15th - FREE Wellness Health Fair & Walk – Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State St., Auburn.  November 14th at the hotel, there will be health demonstrations, flu shots, blood pressure checks, raffles and much more! On November 15th at Noon join the Walk for Health to celebrate National Rural Health Day & Great American Smokeout in front of the Cayuga County Court House and will end at City Hall. Following the walk a press conference and reception will be held.  11/14 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Hotel, 11/15 Noon at Court House. www.cayugahealthnetwork.org  315-252-4212

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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