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Dec. 18th, 19th & 20th – Candlelight Tours of the Beautiful Seward House – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Costumed guides lead visitors on a candle lit tour of the home decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As visitors learn about holiday traditions of the Seward family in the 19th century, actors portraying various members of the family emerge to share holiday recollections gleaned from the letters and diaries. Tours end with Christmas carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.  Space is limited, reservations required.  Tickets $12/adults, $10/children 12 & under, 6 & 7pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Dec. 19th – ” 20,000 Days on Earth” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. The film is an intimate portrait of the artistic process, celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit.  20,000 Days on Earth premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Documentary awards for for directing and editing.  Tickets $6, 12/19, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 12/20, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Dec. 20th – Bob Sima Concert – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  When Bob Sima opens his mouth to sing what comes out is far beyond the human sounds of a warm and soulful voice. Beyond the songs, beyond the voice, beyond the stories. Yes…there’s more. A lesson, a nudge, a reminder, of the simple splendor of this place and these experiences we all share. The unique beauty is his presentation of these ancient messages – the conversations he has with the master teachers of the universe – in music that lives and breathes across generations. Bob has been called “Eckhart Tolle with a guitar” and his music truly heals and expands the heart. What draws you in is his ability to share these insights in a way that grabs your listening ear, inspires your beating heart, awakens your inner spirit, and transforms your most intimate desires. He is a poet, observer, scribe, and healer – all divinely bundled as a singing, songwriting transformative energy. His gift of music is a magnifying glass to the soul, each song sincere and worth repeating for a lifetime. The seemingly casual fashion that Bob makes his guitar speak is not coincidentally right in rhythm with all of the toes tapping, tears dripping, and hands clapping in the room. Bob truly moves his audiences – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Tickets $15, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Dec. 20th – Corresponding with Legends II Release and Book Signing with Craig Sievers – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  This book is a look into the past of American football through the eyes of the people who actually saw it. Hand written letters of these firsthand accounts have been compiled over nearly two decades of collecting and research. There are stories included that will interest anyone from the most casual fan to the astute football historian. Corresponding With Legends II is a very old fashioned way to see how football was, how much it has changed, and how much it has remained the same.  Free, 1pm.  315-515-3411

Dec. 21st – Winter Solstice Walk – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Embrace the first day of winter by taking a guided walk to discover nature’s secret expression of the changing seasons. We will seek out the remnants of autumn and discover the beginning signs of winter.  Free, 1pm.  315-947-6143

Dec. 21st – LONGEST NIGHT Service:  A Service of Light in the Midst of Darkness – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Westminster Presbyterian Church will hold a “Service of the Longest Night,” offering a message of hope and comfort for anyone who finds the holidays difficult, due to loneliness, insecurity, loss, anxiety, weariness, or the stress of the season. The service includes candlelight, hymns, special music, and a message by Pastor Dwain Lee.  Free, 7-8pm.  www.westminsterauburn.org  315-253-3331

Dec. 23rd & 30th -  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 café.   www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

 

Dec. 26th – Final Friday at Theater Mack – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Final Friday with Auburn’s Austin John Band. Enjoy the cozy setting. Snacks and beverage available for purchase.  $5 Cover Charge, 6-10pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Posted: Friday, December 19th, 2014 @ 5:53 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Local paranormal investigator Patti Unvericht will be signing copies of her spooky book here at Downtown Books & Coffee just in time for Halloween.

Deep lakes, scenic waterfalls, charming villages-all are intrinsic parts of New York’s Finger Lakes region. But behind this beauty, the spooky and ghostly reside. A former slave never left the William Seward House in Auburn, and eerie guests reside alongside live ones at Adams Basin Inn. When the Genesee Country Village and Museum’s buildings were moved there, they brought their former residents along. And it is no wonder that some souls never left the Civil War POW camp in Elmira known as “Hellmira.” Join local paranormal investigator Patti Unvericht as she relates these and other stories of the Finger Lakes’ most haunted sites.

Ghosts and Hauntings of The Finger Lakes

 

Date(s): 10/23/2014
Location: Downtown Books & Coffee
66 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-515-3411
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Friday, October 17th, 2014 @ 6:04 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Join us for a book signing event for The Vast Landscape with Jacqueline Cioffa, local author of The Vast Landscape, a journey, pilgrimage, and a walk filled with doubt, mistrust, fame, self-discovery and a life lived, big and bold that sucks you in from the very first page and keeps you there, holding your breath.

Date(s): 09/13/2014
Location: Downtown Books & Coffee
66 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-515-3411
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Sunday, August 31st, 2014 @ 4:55 pm by Nakeia Endres
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David Kirk is the author of Oh So Tiny Bunny and the creator of Miss Spider, who appears in many well-loved children’s books, in her own television series, and in a number of popular apps. An inventor as well as an author, David started several toy companies, including Ovicular Toyworks, and most recently, the Sunny Patch brand. He lives in King Ferry, New York, with his wife, Kathy, and their daughters, Primrose and Wisteria.

Dragon knows he is supposed to be brave-because that’s what dragons do. He’s so brave and valiant, he’s ready to try out his fearsome roar! But when he hears something that scares him, he turns to his forest friends to find the noise, and to help him be brave.

Young readers will relate to Dragon’s fears, and delight in his quest to be brave. Bestselling author/artist David Kirk, creator of the popular Miss Spider series, has created another beautiful, meaningful picture book to follow Oh So Tiny Bunny.

 

Date(s): 07/05/2014
Location: Downtown Books & Coffee
66 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-515-3411
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Saturday, June 21st, 2014 @ 6:56 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Curiosities of the Finger Lakes. Author Melanie Zimmer will be here to sign her book on local mysteries and oddities. The Finger Lakes region is know for its beauty, but look carefully and you will discover some of New York’s other abundant, and unusual, treasurers.

Date(s): 07/01/2014
Location: Downtown Books and Coffee
66 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-515-3411
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Saturday, June 14th, 2014 @ 5:27 pm by Nakeia Endres
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