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THE CENTER

1 Hoffman Street, Suite B

Auburn, NY 13021

(315) 704-0319

www.TheCenter4wellness.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENTLE YOGA at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn) with instructor Georgia Stormes, RYT 500 – Mondays – Sept. 13 – Oct. 4, 4:30 – 6:00 pm (four 1.5 hour sessions). Cost: $50. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

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

HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS/EXERCISE MOTIVATION at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm with facilitator Connie Heagerty, CHT. Cost: $45.00. This workshop will include a group weight loss/exercise motivation hypnosis session, lessons on how to use self-hypnosis and a CD for home use. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

GENTLE YOGA FOR FIFTIES PLUS at The Center (1 Hoffman St.) with instructor Georgia Stormes, RYT 500: Wednesdays, Sept. 15 – Oct. 6th, 1:30 -3:00 pm (four 1.5 hour sessions). Cost: $50. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

DRUMMING CIRCLE WITH RON VAN NOSTRAND at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Ron leads drumming circles at The Center each month. Please call 315.704.0319 to reserve your place. Suggested donation: $10.

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

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

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

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

GROUP HYPNOSIS FOR SMOKING CESSATION at The Center (1 Hoffman St., Auburn), with facilitator Connie Heagerty, CHT, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. This workshop will explain what hypnosis is, how it works and how you can use it to stop smoking. Cost: $45 includes CD for home use. Pre-registration is required. Online registration available at www.TheCenter4Wellness.com, or call 315.704.0319.

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

Posted: Monday, August 30th, 2010 @ 6:25 pm by Curt
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Fun Fact about Syracuse & Onondaga County …. did you know …..

… that the Great New York State Fair started in Syracuse. New York’s very first fair (September 29-30, 1841) was located in a square bounded today by North Salina, Division, Townsend & Ash Streets with the old Onondaga County Court House serving as an exhibit hall. It was deemed a tremendous success & attracted between 10,000 & 15,000 spectators many traveling by railroad. The NYS Legislature budgeted $8,000 for the “promotion of agriculture & household manufactures in the state” through the annual fair.

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 @ 6:25 pm by Curt
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Forget to Take a Vacation? Couldn’t Get Away?
Try an Erie Canal or Skaneateles Lake Cruise

Fall may be fast approaching, but there’s still time to enjoy the water.

Mid-Lakes Navigation has a variety of late-summer and early fall cruises to suit every taste and budget.

“This time of year is one of the most beautiful out on the water,” says Sarah Wiles, a co-owner of Mid-Lakes Navigation. “The mood is different. The pace is slower. The golden days and crisp nights—and the time to be adventurous and explore—make for an unforgettable experience.”

Among the upcoming cruises offered by Mid-Lakes Navigation are:

• Syracuse to Buffalo, Sept. 1-3, Sept. 16-18 and Oct. 1-3. Buffalo to Syracuse, Sept. 4-6 and Sept. 19-21. Follows the route of Clinton’s Ditch through farmlands and villages, aboard the Emita II. $659 per person (double occupancy) includes meals, overnight accommodations, return transportation and tax.

• Glen Haven Excursion, Sept. 5. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, departing from the Skaneateles dock and continuing to the south end of Skaneateles Lake. $50 adults/$38 children includes continental breakfast and lunch buffet.

• Syracuse to Amsterdam, Sept. 10-11. Amsterdam to Syracuse, Sept. 12-13. Follows Oneida Lake and the Mohawk River, aboard the Emita II. $394 per person (double occupancy) includes meals, overnight accommodations, return transportation and tax.

• Full Moon Cruise on Skaneateles Lake, Sept. 23. 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, with “moon music” and romance in the air. $12 per person.

• Syracuse to Seneca Falls, Sept. 24. All-day cruise on the Emita II, featuring a visit to the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry and/or the National Women’s Rights Hall of Fame. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., departing from Dutchman’s Landing. $95 per person includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch and return transportation.

• Seneca Falls to Oswego, Sept. 25-26. Two-day cruise aboard the Emita II, traveling along the Cayuga-Seneca, Erie and Oswego canals. $394 per person (double occupancy) includes meals, overnight accommodations, return transportation and tax.

• Oswego to Syracuse, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All-day cruise on the Emita II, featuring a visit to the H. Lee White Maritime Museum, on Lake Ontario. $95 per person includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch and return transportation.

• Buffalo to Rochester, Oct. 4-5. Two-day cruise aboard the Emita II. $394 per person (double occupancy) includes meals, overnight accommodations, return transportation and tax.

Sightseeing, dinner, take-out and brunch cruises continue on Skaneateles Lake through Oct. 2. Beginning Sept. 1, sightseeing cruises will leave at 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and at 2 and 3 p.m. Sundays; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que dinner cruises, at 5 p.m. Tuesdays; dinner cruises, at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; and brunch cruises, at noon Sundays.

U.S. Mailboat cruises, which run 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, end Sept. 7.

Reservations are suggested for most cruises. For more information, call 315-685-8500 or go to http://www.midlakesnav.com.

Posted: Monday, August 23rd, 2010 @ 8:03 pm by Curt
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Joyce Backus

Joyce Backus

Exhibition by Joyce Bond Backus Opens at Imagine That… Gallery Sept. 3

Imagine That…, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will feature new figurative artwork by Joyce Bond Backus throughout September.

The show opens Sept. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the village’s First Friday art night. The longtime Skaneateles-area artist—known for her nature, figurative and whimsical paintings—will be in attendance and available to discuss her work. Refreshments and musical entertainment will be provided.

“My recent figure-drawing series combines the tradition of life observation drawing and experimental digital techniques,” says Backus. “I combine multiple hand-drawn images with my digital imagery, handmade paper, hand-written letters and found artifacts. These pieces reflect urban settings, architectural and natural environments.

“Each image created from my life figure drawings becomes a unique work in a series of related themes,” she explains. “My digital techniques have become drawing tools as much as my paintbrush or charcoal stick. I work to create an emotional connection to the art image. I enjoy the psychological element that happens between artist, life model and drawing surface.”

Backus’ jewelry designs are also shown at Imagine That…

Backus works from her home studio in Marietta, where she says she is inspired by “our beautiful area landscapes and my English gardens.”

She earned master’s degrees in illustration and environmental design at Syracuse University and teaches fashion design at SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Her art can be viewed at www.joycebackus.com.

Imagine That… is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call the gallery at 685-6264.

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 @ 1:35 pm by Curt
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Wednesday, August 11 Pirate Day with Mid-Lakes Navigation. All Cruises
throughout the day on Skaneateles Lake and the Erie Canal will have a pirate theme.
Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and drink specials and pirate loot will be
offered along with other surprises! Reservations required, call (315) 685-8500.

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 @ 8:30 pm by Curt
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