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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. 

February 8th – May 5th – “Stepping Out:  Dancing in Cayuga County”.  Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The exhibit explores social, folk and the fine art of dance as well as showcases our local dance schools and studios.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051

March 31st – May 20th – Made in NY 2012 – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Made in NY is an opportunity for artists residing in New York State to showcase their work in a competitive juried exhibition.  Members free, non-members $5.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

March 23rd & 24th- “Melancholia” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  In “Melancholia,” an excursion from the sad to the sublime by way of the preposterous, the always controversial Danish director Lars von Trier offers his own, highly personal version of apocalypse: a celestial collision rendered in surprisingly lovely digital effects and accompanied by mighty blasts of Wagner. The film takes its title from a rogue planet that appears suddenly in the night sky and seems to be heading straight for Earth.  3/23, 1 & 8pm, 3/24, 8pm.  Tickets $5/online  $6/at the door.  www.auburnpublictheater.org           315-253-6669

March 23rd & 24th – Harriet, The Musical!  Journey to Freedom – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Presented by Auburn Public Theater in association with Partnership For Results.  Featuring the Casey & Genesee Elementary & Auburn Junior High School Partnership For Results 21st Century Extended School Day Performing Arts Students.  Absorb the courage, perseverance, determination, kindness and compassion of Auburn’s own Harriet Tubman, while watching the students sing, dance, and bring to life the extraordinary true story of one of America’s greatest heroes.  3/23, 7:00 pm,  3/24, 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm.  Tickets $5 – children under 5 free.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org               315-253-6669



March 23rd  - Free Fun Family Night at the Fingerlakes Mall – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St., Auburn.  Free Face Painting, Free LIVE Dance Party, Free BOUNCING in the Food Court, Family Meal Deals and MORE! Each child will have a chance to visit the Easter Bunny for FREE PHOTOS and ENTER TO WIN A CHANCE at the GIANT EASTER BASKET!  6-8pm, free.  www.fingerlakesmall.com  315-255-1188

March 24th- Shaw Vineyards Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora5 paired courses, with a reception wine.  Call for reservations.  6:30pm reception, 7:00pm dinner.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

March 24th – Perfect Pairings – Beer & Cheese, Art & Music – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy local craft brews selected by Kevin Pilipczak from TJ Sheehan Distributing and Greatbrewers.com, as well as Finger Lakes cheeses, live music by Honky Tonk Hindooz, art making, silent aucrtion & art raffle, and get a partial preview of Made in NY 2012.  7-9pm, Advance Tickets: $25 Member, $30 Non-member  At Door:  $30 Member, $35 Non-member.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

March 24th– “Saving Seeds” – The Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Demonstration in rediscovering the time honored tradition of “Saving Seeds” and “Saving Money”.  Participants will be introduced to cleaning, storing and enlarging the garden hobby.  Program sponsored by the Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural Museum’s Herb Garden Volunteers. 1-3pm, free, donations accepted.   www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum  315-252-7644

March 24th– “Say Cheese & More” – Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Cayuga LakeSavor the spectacular tastes of artisan cheese and fine wines along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Receive a wine glass and wine tote bag at your first starting point winery and travel along the trail to experience creamy sensations paired with our fine wines. We’re hosting again a special “Say Cheese” contest so make sure to take all your favorite photos over the weekend and enter them via facebook or email. The winner will take home a Specialty Gift Basket from our local Cheeseries andWineries.  Start at King Ferry Winery, then stop by Long Point Winery and all the other 14 wineries on the trial.  www.cayugawinetrail.com/events  800-869-4281

March 25th- 1st Annual Hawaiian Luau – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., AuburnPlay limbo, aloha hula contest, beach towel bingo, going coconuts game, beach bottom volleyball, and lots more.  Velcro wall, joust, moonwalk, obstacle course.  Skating 1-4pm, inflatables 4-6:30pm.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225

March 25th- Tiffany Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Featuring Nick Hrynyk & Lourdes Cossich.   2pm, tickets $10.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

March 28th- Pianist George Winston in Concert – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Performing in concert on a Steinway piano, George features his most recent songs as well as season- and place-inspired selections from his CDs Autumn, December, Winter into Spring, Summer, Forest, Plains, and Montana – A Love Story, and his albums dedicated to composers including Night Divides the Day – The Music of the Doors.  Concert sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts, The Citizen, and Inn at the Finger Lakes.  7:30pm, tickets $35.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

March 29th – The Healing Muse – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Writers from the latest issue of The Healing Muse will be reading selections of their work. The Healing Muse is Upstate Medical University’s literary journal and contains poetry, stories, essays and art forms that focus on illness, medicine, and the body. Eight writers from the current issue and three from past issues will be reading selections of their work in a free, public reading.  6:30pm, free.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

March 30th & 31st - “Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  One of the greatest courtroom dramas in history, Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the Nazis’ own films and records.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door.  3/30, 1 & 8pm, 3/31, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

March 30th – More Than Java With the Gents – Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  SAVAR (Sexual Assault Victims Advocate Resources) annual fundraiser. Cocktail hour with donated wine served by distinguished gentleman from the community.Family style dinner. Dan Cummings, channel 9’s morning news co-anchor is the guest speaker. SAVAR Gold Award W innners and a raffle.  Cocktails 6:30, dinner 7:30.

March 30th – Harriet Tubman – The Movie – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Seneca Cayuga ARC is proud to announce that `FAME Center for Creative Expression’ will be hosting a premiere for their third movie, entitled, “Tubman’s Reward”. This modern-day detective story centers on the discovery of gold on the former Harriet Tubman homestead, as well as its sudden disappearance. During the hunt for the lost treasure, local detectives visit some of Auburn’s most historic sites and unveil many little-known facts.  7pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

April 3rd – Food & Wine Pairing – Aurora inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  6-8:30pm, $115/person.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888




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Labor Day – Thanksgiving – John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Thursday & Friday 11 AM –
4 PM Call the Skaneateles Library at (315) 685-5135 or visit www.barrowgallery.org for more

Thru November – The Skaneateles Historical Society Creamery Museum, located at 28
Hannum St. is open Friday 1 – 4 PM

Thru January 9, 2011 – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.
Annual display Quilts=Art=Quilts Closed Monday. Tuesday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. Sunday 1
pm – 5 pm. www.myartcenter.org $6 admission fee for adults. 12 and under free. Group
discounts available. (315) 255-1553

Every Tuesday – Senior Moments at Baltimore Woods Nature Center. A Program for adults
w/ talks, snacks and hikes. 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Members free; non members $3.00. Visit
www.baltimorewoods.org for several other outdoor activities happening in February. To register,
call (315) 673-1350

First Wednesday of the month PITCH(Monthly roundtable gatherings for women
entrepreneurs & women in business) Meeting will be held in the Training Center of Custom
Business Services, 360 Grant Ave, Auburn 5:15 PM PITCH Networking; 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
PITCH meeting. $10.00/person, registration required. Light refreshments will be served. Bring a
“first-time” friend at no cost . . . “First-timers” to November PITCH can attend for FREE!!!

November Topic: Stress-relief strategies, and how organization can add to your bottom line. To
register, call (315) 258-8780

First Wednesday of the month Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support
Group on the 1st Wed. of each month at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. from 6:00 – 7:30
PM. Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at
the same time for a reprieve during the meeting. (315) 685-5170

Enjoy your day!
Candace Searing
Administrative Specialist
Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
(315) 685-0552
P.O. Box 199
22 Jordan Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152

Posted: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm by Curt
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Dickens Christmas Opens Nov. 26 in Skaneateles

From the world’s smallest Christmas parade to a visit by New York Gov. DeWitt Clinton, lots of surprises are in store

When Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria take up residence in Skaneateles this holiday season, they will be accompanied by a new dignitary—New York Gov. DeWitt Clinton—as the three make their way to this Finger Lakes village via the historic Erie Canal.

The year is 1842. Charles Dickens is gathering research for his soon-to-be-written classic, “A Christmas Carol.” On village streets, he encounters Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and a bevy of other characters.

Magic, music and merriment prevail, as the revels play, visitors ride by in horse–drawn carriages, and improvisational street theater rules the day.

It’s all part of Dickens Christmas, which returns for its 17th year the Friday after Thanksgiving. The production runs noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 19, with a limited show (noon to 3 p.m.) Dec. 24.

The family-friendly event—produced by Scarlett Rat Entertainment and sponsored by the Skaneateles-area business community—draws some 20,000 visitors each year. (more…)

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Starts: 9/28/2010 Ends: 9/28/2010
Event: Goo Goo Dolls in Concert
Location: Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-435-2121

Posted: Saturday, September 4th, 2010 @ 9:57 am by Curt
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Erin Sammut
The Go-To Girl Personal Concierge Services


Dry cleaning
Car detail/service
Movie rentals
Liquor shopping
Grocery shopping
Flower/garden shopping
Pick up gifts/decorations
Post Office/mailing
Photo drop off/pickup
Notarizing documents

Home repair

Movie tickets
Sporting events
Special events


Personal Shopping
Purchase gifts
Locate hard to find items
Gift wrapping
Unique gift ideas
Fashion consulting

Light House Sitting
Pick up mail and newspapers
Take care of trash pick up
Water plants
Clean out/ restock fridge

Home Services
Home organization projects
Collect home improvement estimates
(Act as a liaison with home vendors (landscapers, plumbers, cleaners, electricians, etc.)

Party Planning
Plan menus & theme
Shop for gifts/favors
Organize delivery of food & beverages
Invitation ideas and ordering
Event list and coordination
Act as a liaison with event vendors
(caterers, florists, entertainment, event staff, photographers, etc.)

Holiday Planning
Holiday home decorating
Holiday gift shopping

Summer Camps (Skaneateles Only)
Make sure that the camp is clean and set up before guests arrive Groceries stocked for guests Act as a liaison to camp vendors
(dock maintenance, Cleaning staff, landscapers)

Making sure a clients home is ready for a realtor showing
(clean, lights on, fresh flowers, etc.)

tel 315.569.0955

fax 315.222.7500

Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 @ 6:38 pm by Curt
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