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Last week to visit the Skaneateles

Farmers Market for the 2013 season!


Thurs. 3:30-6:30 and Sat 10-1


John D. Barrow Art Gallery


is open Thursday & Friday 11 AM – 4 PM. Private tours are available by appointment. Call (315) 685-5135. Visit the

Gallery online at



Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery


is open 1 PM – 4 PM on Friday & Saturday or by appointment. Looking for a gift?

Visit the Creamery Gift Shop, featuring many historical and Skaneateles themed items, 28 Hannum St. (315) 685-1360. Online, visit




Rosamond Gifford Zoo


is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults (19-61), $4 for youth (3-18) and $5 for seniors (62+).

Children two and under are free. For more information, call the zoo at (315) 435-8511 or visit the zoo’s website at



Baltimore Woods Nature Center


is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm,

closed Sundays. The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Many year round events are planned visit their


www.baltimorewoods.org (315) 673-1350.


Tuesday, October 8


BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: 5 – 7 PM at Haba USA Toy Outlet, 4407 Jordan Rd. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping,

while networking with your fellow Chamber members. (315) 685-0552. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Tuesday, October 8


DRAWING CLASS: 6 PM Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. A 4-week basic drawing series for teens and adults to

learn how to translate what you see into believable and realistic drawings. Sponsored by SKARTS. Materials provided. Limit 20. Must register. (315)



Tuesday, October 8


TRIVIA: 8 PM Trivia Night at Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194.


Wednesday, October 9


CHAMBER: 8:30 AM Tourism meeting at the Sherwood Inn. Don’t miss important information on plans for the 20th

Anniversary of Dickens. No need to RSVP. All tourism related businesses welcome, just show up!


Wednesday, October 9


MUSIC: 5:30 – 9:30 PM Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee St. Auburn. Confirm entertainment by calling Moro’s Table. (315)



Wednesday, October 9


AUTHOR EVENT: 6:30 PM Book signing and presentation by Tony Sorendo, author of the book, My Journey to Hell and




. Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379


Wednesday, October 9


AUTHOR EVENT: 7 PM A Short talk, Raising Your Vibrations, by Chamber Member Cindy Griffith-Bennett. Based on

her book Soul Soothers, Mini Meditations for busy lives. Join Cindy at Barnes & Noble, Erie Blvd., Dewitt.


Wednesday, October 9


OPEN MIC: 7:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside Books & Coffee 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or




Wednesday, October 9


MUSIC: 7 PM – 10 PM. Michael Orlssan at Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194


Wednesday, October 9


MUSIC: 8 – 11PM Enjoy live music at the Oak & Vine at Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner weekly

Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Fri & Sat 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Late Night Menu served 8 – 11 Wed thru Sat. Closed Sunday starting October 6.

(315) 252-8463. Visit

www.oakandvine.com for weekly entertainment schedule.


Thursday, October 10


STORY TIME: 11:00 AM at the Skaneateles Library, for ages 18 months – 3 years. (315) 685-5135. No registration

necessary, just drop in.


Thursday, October 10


FARMER’S MARKET: Last chance for Thursdays Market! 3:30 – 6:30 PM Austin Park Pavilion , corner of Austin &

Jordan St. Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs etc. (315) 727-



Thursday, October 10


TRIVIA: 7 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. $1.00 per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.





October 8, 2013


Friday, October 11


HARVEST PARTY: 5 – 8 pm , the Inns of Aurora are slated to toast autumn in New York with its Harvest Party. Featuring hors

d’oeuvres prepared by the Aurora Inn Dining Room, a Beak & Skiff-hosted bar with signature 1911 Spirits cocktails, New York craft beer flights,

and live music by acclaimed jazz crooner Diana Jacobs, this cocktail party promises to be a fantastic evening. The party will take place in the Aurora

Inn Dining Room, and—weather permitting—its lakeside veranda, and will cost $30/person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made

by calling (315) 364-8888. Visit,



Friday, October 11


MOVIE: 6:30 PM: Friday Film Now You See Me at the Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. FBI agents track a team of

illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. Rated PG-13; run time 115 minutes

(2013). Popcorn provided! (315) 685-5135


Friday, October 11


MUSIC: 7:30 PM Rocko Dorsey at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379


Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12


MOVIE: GMO OMG. 10/11 @ 1 & 8 PM; 10/12 @ 8 PM. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @

Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Tickets: $5.00 online; $6 at the door.

www.auburnpublictheater.org . Coming up on Oct. 18 & 19 The Big Year.


Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13


FESTIVAL: Lafayette Apple Festival, Rt 20, Layfayette. Saturday, 9 AM – 6 PM & Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM.


www.lafayetteapplefestival.org. (315) 677-3300.


Saturday, October 12


FARMER’S MARKET: Last day for the 2013 season! 10 AM – 1 PM. Austin Park Pavilion , corner of Austin & Jordan St.

Local growers sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, eggs, bread, free range chicken, wine, baked goods, meats, herbs etc. (315) 727-9320.


Saturday, October 12


MUSIC: 9:30 PM – 1:00 AM. Shazbot at Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194


Saturday, October 12


MUSIC: 7:30 PM. Sloppy Joes at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379


Saturday, October 12


MUSIC: 9 PM at Cedar House Bowling Alley bar, 813 W. Genesee St. Rd. (315) 685-5117.


Sunday, October 13


MUSIC: 6 PM – 9 PM. Mark Doyle & The Maniacs at Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194


Tuesday, October 15


STORY TIME: 10:30 AM Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. for ages 3 – 5 years. No registration necessary, just drop

in. (315) 685-5135.


For more information call (315) 685-0552 or visit www.skaneateles.com



“Wine Down Thursdays” at the

Aurora Inn. Every Thursday until Dec. 30, 2013 come and enjoy any bottle of wine off our list for half price. (315)


Did you know that HOT DEALS on

Skaneateles.com are a great way to run a last minute special for your business! For only $5.00 per week, it is

easy to post a special on our website, skaneateles.com. For more information you can contact the Chamber at 685-0552 or log into you business

listing and click on HOT DEAL.

$4.00 Roast Beef Sandwiches every Monday at

LakeHouse Pub, 6 Genesee St. (315) 554-8194 (Dine in only).

$6.00 SUSHI all day every Tuesday at

Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.

Taco Tuesday at

The Garage located at 28 Jordan Street. Choice of three different tacos (beef, turkey or fish). Festive music & decorations in a

family atmosphere. All meats are local hormone free. Also serving Margaritas and Mojito! (315) 685-6116. Available for Lunch or Dinner. Dine in

or take out available.


$3.00 Burgers all day every Thursday at

Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.


Newly renovated office space just east of the Village of Skaneateles located at

The Trolley Bldg. 384 SF of private space with shared amenities:

Conference Room, Kitchenette and Facilities, Fios Internet, Security System and Free Parking. Utilities Included. Contact: Robert O. Eggleston @

315-685-8144 or Bob@Roeggleston.com

Office space available upstairs above Bobbett Implement, 1382 E. Genesee St. $ 595/month, yearly lease. Car and boat storage inside and/or outside.

Call for pricing. Call Brad (315) 729-6231 for a appointment and or rates. Email,


Professional Class A office Space available in Marcellus. Located in the Prestigious Upper Crown Mill Development. 650 sq ft for $800/month.

Separate conference room, handicap accessible, private restroom, kitchenette and convenient, free parking. Contact Sue La France at





, 673-9333.

Affordable office space for rent at

Custom Business Services in the Auburn Grant Ave Plaza. We have a beautiful office for rent that includes

access to our private conference room, training center, and full reception services with fax, copy, and Internet amenities. (315) 258-8780


Old Stone Mill – Single Class A Office Suites Available



Mixed use property: Retail, Office, Luxury Hotel


Strategically located, Class A office building in Historic Old Stone Mill


Tenants include The Old Stone Mill Inn, Morgan Stanley and The Skaneateles Artisans


Choose from 6 different offices


Common area Kitchen, Reception Area, WIFI and Utilities included


Rental Rate Range : $850 -$1,000 / Month


Contact: Jason Slottje at (315) 604-2558 or J. Nicholas Slottje at (617) 939-6609


Jordan Street – Village Inn Building – Retail / Office Space


Mixed use property: Retail and Luxury Hotel

Strategically located on busy corner of Jordan Street in the heart of Skaneateles.

The available corner location is 1,840 Sq Ft of ideal high end retail or office space.

Space consists of 3 levels – Total of 1,840 Sq Ft

Rental Rate: $3,000 / Month


Contact: Jason Slottje at (315) 604-2558 or J. Nicholas Slottje at (617) 939-6609

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All events listed can be found at www.VisitSyracuse.org Page 1 of 8 Courtesy of: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13202 800-234-4797 www.VisitSyracuse.org


On-going Onondaga County Events!




Onondaga Lake Park is a great place to enjoy the beauty of winter along Onondaga Lake. Call 453-6712 or go to www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.



Syracuse Stage presents the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream thru March 31st. For details, contact the box office at 443-3275.



The stores at Destiny USA will be closed on Easter Sunday. Several restaurants will be open as well as entertainment venues such as WonderWorks, Pole Position & the Regal Cinemas.



The latest production at the Red House Arts Center is the comedy Noises Off which will run thru April 6th. For details, call 315-425-0405 or go to www.TheRedhouse.org.



So much fantastic seasonal fun at Beaver Lake Nature Center including Maple Syrup Time thru March 31st. Call 638-2519 or visit www.OnondagaCountyParks.com.



CNY Regional Farmers Market is open from 7am to 2pm each Saturday & Sunday (flea market); Market Common shops open daily. For info call 422-8647or www.cnyrma.com.



Onondaga Community College features the Arts Across Campus exhibit Whitney Windows Project by Mike Barletta, David MacDonald Gallery Exhibit & Onondaga Community College Student Art & Photography Exhibit. For details call 498-2622.



IMAX Theater at the MOST is featuring Dolphins, Beavers, Born to be Wild, & Tornado Alley. For details, call 425-9068 or www.most.org.




Syracuse Crunch Hockey is back with great slammin’ action at the War Memorial at Oncenter! Call 435-2121 or go to their website at www.SyracuseCrunch.com for details.



Enjoy activities & demonstrations at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. For details, go to www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org or call 435-8511.



Everson Museum of Art features the exhibit American Moderns, 1910-1960 O’Keeffe to Rockwell. For details call 474-6064 or check the website at www.Everson.org.



Onondaga Historical Museum features the exhibits Sight Unseen: Stereographs from the OHA Collection, Love & Marriage & Onondaga County at Gettysburg: A Sesquicentennial Remembrance . Call 428-1864 or go to www.CNYHistory.org.

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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

Jan. 30th  – Mar. 6th – Annual Exhibition of Student Work – Wells College, 170 Main St., Aurora.  Wells College’s String Room Gallery presents the Annual Exhibition of Student Work, featuring a variety of pieces from the College’s Visual Arts program.  Stop by to see the talent and imagination of students expressed through watercolor, ceramic, ink, photography, and a surprising variety of other media. The String Room Gallery is open weekdays from 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  For more information visit www.wells.edu/stringroomgallery.

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. 20th – Wonders of Winter – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo explore the wonders of winter. How does the chickadee survive the cold windy winter? There will be an indoor presentation followed by a winter hike to see the beauty and wonders of the winter woods. The program is free and open to the public. School break program.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

Feb. 20th – Games, Puzzles and Cup-Stacking – Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St., Auburn.  Children’s Room. Drop in any time during regular hours for school vacation week fun and games. Free; no registration needed.  Free, 10am-9pm.  www.seymourlibrary.org  315-252-2571

Feb. 22ndVisiting Writers Series welcomes poet Juliana Gray – Wells College, 170 Main St.. Aurora.  Wells’ Visiting Writers Series welcomes poet Juliana Gray for a reading of her work on Wednesday, February 27th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall. This reading, which is made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, is free and open to the public. While on campus, Gray will also participate in classes and conduct a poetry writing workshop.  Gray, an Alabama native, is currently associate professor of English at Alfred University. She is author of two collections of poetry, “The Man Under My Skin” (2005) and “Roleplay” (2012), which won the 2010 Orphic Prize and was published by Dream Horse Press. Recent poems of hers have appeared in or are forthcoming from “Barrow Street,” “Measure,” “32 Poems,” “River Styx” and elsewhere. 

Feb. 22nd – Final Friday at Theater Mack – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Los Blancos spans style and time. A mongrel mix of American Roots music born from decades of dues in the hands of a band that plays it from the heart. Blues, Memphis Soul, rockin’ Zydeco, Latin, Outlaw Country, Funk, and Folk,Los Blancos doesn’t just cross the line between styles… They soak it in tequila and TORCH IT!!!  Tickets $5 at the door, cash bar,       6-10pm.  www.cayugamuseum.org  315-253-8051

Feb. 22 & 23rd – “Searching For Sugarman” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door  2/22, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 2/23, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Feb. 23rd – Spanish Tapas Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. The dinner will feature wine-paired courses, each consisting of multiple small plates hearkening to the customary Spanish tapas. Each of the evening’s wines come from six different regions of Spain and will accompany a dish of the same region. Served family style, dishes range from pork and seafood to Spanish cheeses. A veritable tour of Spain, the Spanish Tapas dinner will be served family style and will include five paired courses as well as a reception wine and intermezzo. Please call for reservations.  $75++/person, Reception 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

Feb. 22nd -24th  – “The Women” - Irene Bisgrove Theatre, Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  This brilliant play has assumed the status of a modern classic. Aside from the novelty of its involving a large cast of women, it is an im-mensely entertaining panorama of our modern metropolitan world from the feminine view-point. The plot involves the efforts of a group of women to play their respective roles in an arti-ficial society that consists of vain show, com-edy, tragedy, hope and disappointment.  8pm 2/22 & 2/23, 2pm 2/24. www.auburnplayers.net  315-702-7832


Feb. 24th – Bruce Cockburn – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Hear the legendary Folk icon in our intimate 200-seat Main Stage venue.  The best live albums create the illusion of being there, witnessing an artist in a memorable performance. Bruce Cockburn has recorded three previous live recordings: Circles in the Stream (1977), Live (1990) and You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance (1997), each critically acclaimed and featuring Cockburn in concert with a backing band. Now, the celebrated musician-activist delivers something new: his first-ever live solo album. Recorded last spring over a series of dates in the northeastern United States and one in Quebec, Slice O Life is a double CD that showcases a cross-section of Cockburn’s finest songs and some of his most dazzling guitar work. The album, produced by longtime associate Colin Linden, also includes one new song, “City is Hungry,” three tracks recorded at sound checks on the tour and some between-song banter that shows Cockburn to be both a quick wit and an engaging storyteller.  Tickets $35; $31.50 APT Members, 7:30pm.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Feb. 25th – Phi Beta Kappa Scholar Sir Peter Crane to Speak at Wells – Wells College, 170 Main St., Aurora.  Wells College welcomes Sir Peter Crane, the 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, for a campus residency and public lecture titled “The Future of Plants.” The talk will take place at 4:45 p.m. Monday, February 25 in the E. Margie Matthew Filter Hostetter ’62 Lecture Room, 209 Stratton Hall on the Wells College campus. This event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.                                                                                                       Peter Crane has been Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale since 2009. His work focuses on the diversity of plant life, its origin and fossil history, its current status and its conservation and use. He is the coauthor of the book “The Origin and Diversification of Land Plants” as well as “Early Flowers and Angiosperm Evolution,” published in 2011. His latest book, “A Biography of Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot,” will be published in March 2013.  Free, 4:45.  www.wells.edu 

Feb. 26th – The Makers – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. Makers captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down.  Suggested donation $5, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Feb. 26th  & Mar. 5th – 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

Mar. 1st – A Musical Tribute to Harriet Tubman – Auburn Alliance Church, 630 N. Seward Ave., Auburn.  Performances by the Auburn Chamber Orchestra with special guest – People’s AME Zion choir of Syracuse. Conducted by Steven Frackenpohl .  315-252-7874                                                   Wood Notes by William Grant Still An American Civil War Fantasy by Jerry Bilik Excerpts from Dvorak’s New World Symphony Sophisticated Ladies by Duke Ellington Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar

Mar. 1st – Auburn Public Theater brings you the Cat Carnival! – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Hey all you cool cats, walk your paws on over to downtown for a weekend full of fun and games- all for a good cause! The Cat Carnival will be complete with face painting, trivia and games with kitty-friendly prizes fit for the whole family. The Finger Lakes SPCA and the CNY Cat Coalition will have tables set up with important information on the feline community both days.  Friday ONLY the Finalists in Cat Photo Contest will be announced.  Saturday ONLY there will be a special talk by Scott Stulen from The Walker Art Center, one of the organizing members of the Internet Cat Video Film Festival and cats and kittens will be available for adoption! The Winners of the Cat Photo Contest will be announced.  Your ticket gets you a goodie bag, entry to the carnival, and one ticket to a screening of the Internet Cat Video Film Festival From the Walker Art Center of Minneapolis which will play Friday at 1:00pm and 8:00pm and Saturday at 8:00pm.  Admission is $10/adults and $5/children 12 & under 3/1, 12:00 & 7:00 pm, 3/2, 6:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org     315-253-6669

Mar. 1st – First Friday Events:                                                                                               Seward House Museum, 33 South St. – Alaskan Huskies Dog Sled team will be in the garden. As March is Women’s History Month, the gift shop gallery will feature paintings of women from the museum’s permanent collection. Free tours and refreshments will be provided.               Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Family SCAVANGER HUNT & Art Making.  Bring the whole family to the Art Center to enjoy some creative activities. Refreshments will be served.                                                                                                                                       Beautiful Things, 6 Seminary Ave. – Tour this antique & collectibles shop.                           Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. – Auburn Photography Club photo exhibition – plus live music by Hysterical Fits, Wooden Chalk & the Soup, Nightlite Mary & Rue.  FAMILY FUN Activities – Reptile Rescue – Downtown Books & Coffee – Creation Station – Operation Safe Child – Rhys Photo Booth – Shogun Martial Arts.                                                                  Auburn Alliance Church, 630 Seward Ave. – Concert features a narrative of Harriet Tubman’s life by Rev. Paul Cater with a musical tribute by the People’s AME Zion Church Choir of Syracuse. Suggested donation is $5.                                                                                        Auburn YMCA, 27 William St. – Come enjoy the YMCA’s facility and services for no charge during business hours, 5AM – 9:30PM, including fitness/aquatic classes, weight and cardio equipment or play racquetball or basketball. Group tours at 5:30PM and 6:30PM. Just sign-in at the front desk & receive a goody bag!                                                                                     Cayuga Museum, 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.                                                            Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St. – Come enjoy musical entertainment by Folk Singers Jim Clare & Perry Cleaveland.


Mar. 1st – IGNITE the WINTER! – Exchange St. Mall, Downtown Auburn.  Come join IGNITE & BID’s second annual chili, & chowder cook-off with live music, libations, exhibits and family fun activities. Tasting are $1, wine & beer for purchase with proper ID.   Music by Silver Queen Casket Co., and Nightlite Mary. Ice sculptor and builder demonstrations. Free wagon rides, and much more.     5-9:30pm, 315-252-7874  http://www.auburnpub.com/app/flyers/?pid=10735&bid=2889&cid=0  

Mar. 2nd – Where Have All the Insects Gone? – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Have you ever wondered what happens to all the insects in winter? Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for this unique program on wintering insects. There will be an inside presentation on the strategies insects use to survive the long, cold central New York winters, followed by a walk to seek out some of the wintering insects. The program is free and open to the public.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark   315-947-6143 

Mar. 2nd – Seed to Table: Grow Your Own – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Free family gardening event. Workshops from 1-4pm.   Growing food year-round.                                                                                                           Seed starting, garden planning. 4pm: Movie: A Community of Gardeners  Brought to you by Cayuga Grows!                  Sponsored by the Cayuga County Health Department.  www.auburnpublictheater.org                 315-253-6669

Mar. 2nd  – The Women’s Tour of the Seward House Museum – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  To showcase and honor the contributions of the Seward women to the Women’s Rights Movement, the Seward House Museum is pleased to announce the return of our Women’s Tour. The narrative focuses on the tenacious spirits and civic involvement of the Seward Women during this critical time.  $8/adults, $7/Seniors, AAA members, $5/students w/college ID, 11:00 am.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283





























































































































































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“Join in on the Spirit of Holiday Traditions” Auburn: History’s Hometown Free Holiday Celebration December 12, 2010

Holiday Traditions is an event that was created by the Seward House over 33 years ago as a token of appreciation to the Auburn community. Since that time, other local cultural attractions and sites have opened their doors for free the second Sunday in December for residents to enjoy during the holidays. Now, the “open house” is a tradition, and again this year, participation has expanded to include churches and other organizations.

Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission
To ensure communication between the many Holiday Traditions’ partners, the City of Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission coordinates publicity and advertising for this event. The Commission site members include Auburn Public Theater, Auburn Schine’s Theater, Cayuga Museum & Case Research Lab, Harriet Tubman Home, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Seward House Museum and Willard Memorial Chapel.

The Cayuga Museum
203 Genesee Street
(315) 253-8051

Open from Noon to 5PM – come tour the Cayuga Museum beautifully decorated for the holidays. On display will be “Visions Past: Paintings from the Collection of the Cayuga Museum.” The exhibit will include portraits and landscapes by local artists including: Edward Gohl, George Clough, Charles Petersen and Frank Barney. The selected works give insight into the social and physical landscape of Cayuga County during the turn of the 20th century. This exhibit opens November 20th and will be up through December 31st. At 2PM, enjoy a special performance by the Roosevelt Memorial Baptist Choir.

The Harriet Tubman Home
180 South Street
(315) 252-2081

Although only open by appointment this time of year, the Harriet Tubman Home will be open from Noon – 5PM. Please call the Home directly for details on that day’s program.

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
205 Genesee Street
(315) 255-1553

Open from Noon – 5PM, come tour the 30th annual juried quilts exhibit Quilts=Art=Quilts, on display through January 9, 2011. The exhibit features 95 quilts by 81 artists from all over the world. This year’s jurors, Jeannee Beck, Elizabeth Busch & Erin Wilson, reviewed 358 entries by 207 artists and selected quilts for their overall visual impact, design and originality.

Enjoy a quilt trunk show by Priscilla Kibee, which starts at 2PM. Priscilla loves to travel shopping for textiles to add to her wearable art collection. She has taught quilting to school children in Nepal, taught Seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey. She’s created garments for five Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teaches classes on embellishment and wearable art.

Seward House Museum
33 South Street
(315) 252-1283

Area florists have adopted the Seward House this year to provide an array of holiday decorations. Visitors will be welcomed from Noon – 5PM and admission is free. Live musical performances throughout the day will add to the holiday splendor.

St. Francis of Assisi Church
303 Clark Street
(315) 252-7593

The Church will be open from 3 – 5:15PM. The Auburn Chamber Orchestra will perform from 4 – 5:15PM, coffee hour to follow.

St. Mary’s
17 Clark Street
(315) 252-6343

St. Mary’s will host their open house from 1:30 – 5PM. Enjoy a concert by the Finger Lakes Camerata, singers from CCC, who will perform at 3PM. The gift shop will be open, and refreshments will be served.

Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum
Route 38A
(315) 252-5009

Celebrate the holidays during the 1800s from Noon – 4PM. Tour the museum and take part in trimming the tree. Enjoy horse drawn-wagon rides, Christmas cookie decorating and holiday musical presentations.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
17 William Street
(315) 253-3331

From Noon – 5PM, visitors can view a display of hand-sewn Advent banners that tell the Christmas story in needlework, and tour the historic church. Children’s activities from Noon – 2PM include decorating a Christmas ornament and a Christmas storytelling program at 1PM. The MasterWorks Chorale will perform selections from its holiday concert at 2PM in the sanctuary.

Willard Memorial Chapel
17 Nelson Street
(315) 252-0339

The Chapel will be offering guided tours from Noon – 5PM. Children can read with Santa, sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers, at Noon and at 3PM. The Literacy Volunteers will also offer a Holiday Book Sale. Enjoy listening to the Herman Ave. Elementary School Chorus winter Concert – performance at 1:30PM.

For more information about Holiday Traditions, call the Cayuga County Office of Tourism at 255-1658. If you have questions regarding a specific venue, please phone them directly.

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 @ 9:14 am by Curt
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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …. did you know …..

… that downtown Syracuse continued to grow as the center of the city, which by the pre-World War II days, had a population of more than 210,000 within the city limits. Besides a number of prominent local department stores, the downtown area offered fine entertainment through such theaters as the Bastable, the Wieting Opera House and later the movie palaces such as the Loew’s, Keith’s Paramount, and the Strand. There were great restaurants including the original Schrafft’s, and hotels such as the Empire and the Yates were joined in 1922 by the Hotel Syracuse.

Attached, please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts. For details on any of these events or others down the road, take a gander at our website at www.VisitSyracuse.org.

Check out our FINE ON-LINE STORE (http://store.visitsyracuse.org/home.php?cat=249) featuring great Syracuse items such as T’s, hoodies, fleece items, tote bag & more! If you’re looking for Syracuse items, we got ‘em right on the website (items available for purchase on-line only). Check it out TODAY!!!

Look-it … it’s right here at www.VisitSyracuse.org!

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 @ 3:20 pm by Curt
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