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Saturday, February 01, 2014

Winter Family Fun Day! (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Winter Fun for Everyone! Bring your family out to Baltimore Woods for an afternoon of pure winter fun! We’ll give you a little taste of what our winter nature day camps are all about, including sliding, snow forts, hot cocoa, and a snowball fight! Sign up for winter camp that day and get a FREE ticket to a campers-only frog catching party! This event is FREE. Please register so we have enough cocoa. Be sure to dress warmly!

Contact Info : Baltimore Woods Nature Center 4007 Bishop Hill Road Marcellus, NY (315) 673-1350 Email : info@baltimorewoods.org Url:http://www.baltimorewoods.org/ 

 

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Pasta Cooking Class (6:00 pm)
Learn the fundamentals of preparing your favorite types of pasta under the skilled tutelage of our dynamic Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team during this hands-on class. After honing your skills, enjoy dinner in the company of your classmates and instructors!    $75 per person.

Contact Info : Inns of Aurora 315-364-8888 Email : Info@innsofaurora.com Url: http://innsofaurora.com/events-meeting/calendar-of-events/

Trivia Night @ LakeHouse Pub (8:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Bring your friends and form a team to compete in a FREE trivia game every week at LakeHouse Pub! Questions come from all genres, and there are prizes to win for top placing teams each week! Come back week after week to compete in the 8 week trivia seasons.

Contact Info : LakeHouse Pub: (315) 554-8194 Email : syracusetrivia@gmail.com Url: http://syracusetrivianight.com/ 

 

Friday, February 07, 2014

Writers’ Retreat Weekend (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Join working authors, writing instructors, and your literary peers for a weekend of constructive workshopping, and lessons in topics such as crafting non-fiction narrative to poetry writing. Take the weekend to seek refuge from the day-to-day hustle and bustle to finish that novel you’ve been working on for years, or to further hone the final elements of a work-in-progress. Please call 315.364.8885 for further information on special pricing for non-overnight guests. $550 per person, including accommodations; $850 per couple

Contact Info : Inns of Aurora 315.364.8888 Email : Info@innsofaurora.com Url: http://innsofaurora.com/events-meeting/calendar-of-events/ 

Blowin’ Red Fundraiser (5:00 pm)
Snake Oil Glassworks announces their 4th Annual Blowin’ Red event in support of the American Heart Association’s Wear Red for Women Day on Friday, February 7th from 5-9pm. Back by popular demand, this fundraising event is not to be missed. There will be a silent auction of items from local artists & vendors, handmade red glass from the Snake Oil Glassworks hot shop, & red refreshments. The highlight of the evening will be our “Hot-on-the Pipe” live auction where you can bid on pieces of hand blown glass as they are being made. Come join the fun and wear red! Requested $10.00 donation. Bring your checkbook – it’s all for a good cause.

Contact Info : Peg Austin (315) 685-5091 Email : snakeoilglassworks@gmail.com Url: http://www.snakeoilglassworks.com 

 

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Local Harvest Dinner: Conversation & Cuisine (4:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
What does the organic standard really mean? What are some options for eating more local on a budget? Is there a difference between pasteurized and free-range poultry? While staying true to the “roots” of this program, this year we are excited to present an expert panel of local farmers led by moderator Neil Miller of Farmshed CNY to answer your local food and farming questions. A scrumptious dinner crafted by Chef Luke Houghton using locally-sourced ingredients will follow. Bring your friends for an evening of conversation and cuisine! $25 for members; $40 for nonmembers.

Contact Info : Baltimore Woods Nature Center 4007 Bishop Hill Road Marcellus, NY (315) 673-1350 Email : info@baltimorewoods.org Url:http://www.baltimorewoods.org/ProgramsAndEvents/LocalHarvestDinner/ 

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Trivia Night @ LakeHouse Pub (8:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Bring your friends and form a team to compete in a FREE trivia game every week at LakeHouse Pub! Questions come from all genres, and there are prizes to win for top placing teams each week! Come back week after week to compete in the 8 week trivia seasons.

Contact Info : LakeHouse Pub: (315) 554-8194 Email : syracusetrivia@gmail.com Url: http://syracusetrivianight.com/ 

 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day Sparkling Wine Dinner (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Toast your loved one with this limited menu four-course dinner. Each course will be paired with a sparkling wine from around the globe–from sparkling whites, to reds, to rosés. $120 per person.

Contact Info : Inns of Aurora 315.364.8888 Email : Info@innsofaurora.com Url: http://innsofaurora.com/events-meeting/calendar-of-events/ 

Sweetheart Snowshoe (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Program for Adults Bring your valentine for a romantic, lantern-lit snowshoe for two through the evening woods. Together, you’ll discover romantic notes hidden along the trail, and share some quiet moments outdoors. Then, warm up indoors with hot drinks and decadent desserts. Limited to 20 couples, registration is required. Snowshoes provided. Members $20/couple; nonmembers $30/couple.

Contact Info : Call (315) 673-1350 to register. Baltimore Woods Nature Center Marcellus, NY 13108 Email : info@baltimorewoods.org Url:http://www.baltimorewoods.org/ProgramsAndEvents/Calendar/ 

 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Snow Day Yoga For Kids (11:00 am – 12:00 noon)
It’s an indoor Snow Yoga Day! We will do lots of fun yoga poses and yoga-inspired games as we learn about snow and become the animals that have a snow day every time it snows here at Baltimore Woods. Ages 5-9. $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers.

Contact Info : Call (315) 673-1350 to sign up. Email : info@baltimorewoods.org Url: http://www.baltimorewoods.org/ProgramsAndEvents/Calendar/ 

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Trivia Night @ LakeHouse Pub (8:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Bring your friends and form a team to compete in a FREE trivia game every week at LakeHouse Pub! Questions come from all genres, and there are prizes to win for top placing teams each week! Come back week after week to compete in the 8 week trivia seasons.

Contact Info : LakeHouse Pub: (315) 554-8194 Email : syracusetrivia@gmail.com Url: http://syracusetrivianight.com/ 

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Star Party: Brilliant Winter Skies (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
The giant planet Jupiter will be in prime viewing position all night long, as well as the brilliant winter skies surrounding the constellation Orion. Uranus and Neptune will also be visible early. Dress warmly. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. Back-up date: Feb 22nd.

Contact Info : Call (315) 673-1350 to register. Email : info@baltimorewoods.org Url: http://www.baltimorewoods.org/ProgramsAndEvents/Calendar/ 

 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sun Party (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Our sun is the nearest star and is often overlooked by those who watch the night skies. The sun has been at its peak activity this past year with an abundance of sunspots, solar flares, and other features that are fascinating to watch and can also move and change shapes within several minutes. Come out and observe the sun through specially-filtered telescopes and see what it looks like up-close and personal. A great way to warm up on a winter afternoon! Back-up date Feb 23rd. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family.

Contact Info : Call (315) 673-1350 to register. Email : info@baltimorewoods.org Url: http://www.baltimorewoods.org/ProgramsAndEvents/Calendar/

Hermann J. Wiemer Wine Dinner (6:30 pm)
Hermann J. Wiemer was a pioneer of Finger Lakes wine, bringing with him skills and traditions of his native Germany. Some fifty years later, the Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard is one of the premier producers of Riesling in the United States. Our epicurean dinner will feature an array of Wiemer wines, paired with a five-course meal presented by the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team. $100 per person, inclusive.

Contact Info : Inns of Aurora 315.364.8888 Email : Info@innsofaurora.com Url: http://innsofaurora.com/events-meeting/calendar-of-events/ 

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trivia Night @ LakeHouse Pub (8:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Bring your friends and form a team to compete in a FREE trivia game every week at LakeHouse Pub! Questions come from all genres, and there are prizes to win for top placing teams each week! Come back week after week to compete in the 8 week trivia seasons.

Contact Info : LakeHouse Pub: (315) 554-8194 Email : syracusetrivia@gmail.com Url: http://syracusetrivianight.com/ 

 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Wellness Retreat Weekend (3:00 pm)
Enjoy a weekend of wellness workshops with Elizabeth Naylor, Holistic & Applied Clinical Nutritionist and founder of Ebenezer Wellness; Laura Coburn, yogi & meditation expert; and Stephanie Williams, beekeeper & lavender farm owner & operator. Spend your days learning from skilled instructors, while enjoying a respite in luxury on the serene shore of Cayuga Lake. Please call 315.364.8820 for further information. Space is limited, and will be reserved quickly! $850 per person, including accommodations, instruction, and meals; $1400 per couple.

Contact Info : 315-364-8888 Email : Info@innsofaurora.com Url: http://innsofaurora.com/events-meeting/calendar-of-events/ 

Posted: Friday, January 31st, 2014 @ 4:23 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Skaneateles Winterfest (7:00 pm)
Winterfest is a service project of  the Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary Club. This three day event has something for everyone. Winterfest kickoff takes place on Friday evening in Clift Park. A one of a kind, chimney is carved from Ice around a hot fire that illuminates the evening sky while keeping those in attendance warm on a winters night. Other events takes place at various locations throughout the Village.  Some of this years’ events are: Taste of Skaneateles (local restaurants line the streets of Genesee, Fennell and Jordan Street) serving restaurant specialties,  Scavenger hunt throughout the Village Retail Shops,  Annual Polar Bear Plunge (visit Skanpolarbear.com) in Clift Park, Brew Fest, Ice Walk and demonstration, Winter Blast at the YMCA! On Facebook, you can find us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skaneateles-Winterfest/137005469740385

Contact Info : Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary Club P.O. Box 871 Skaneateles, NY,13152

Email: csearing@skaneateles.com

Url:http://www.skaneatelesrotary.org/Skan_Rotary/WinterFest.html

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Posted: Saturday, January 11th, 2014 @ 5:00 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS

Wednesday, February 2 KID’S TRIVIA starts at 5:30PM and Adult Trivia starts at 7:00 PM.
Creekside Coffeehouse. 35 Fennell St., Admission of $1 per person (315) 685-0379
www.creeksidebooks.com

Thursday, February 3 MUSIC: Open Mic Night. 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Creekside Coffeehouse. 35
Fennell St., Free (315) 685-0379 www.creeksidebooks.com

Thursday, February 3 Community Preservation Committee at Willard Memorial Chapel will
again hold ist annual funraiser Amateur Chef Night! Local amateur chefs will once again be
preparing and serving hors d’oeuvres, soups and desserts. Springside Inn will be preparing the
entrees. All items will be served from stations so guests can mingle and choose their favorites.
This year a new feature has been added. Local chefs who have moved to the professional world
will demonstrate preparation of their signature dishes on the stage at Springside in a “Food
Network” like setting. These dishes will also be on the menu. Wine tasting by Dr. Frank’s Vinifera
Wine Cellars, music by Louis Nocilly & Jazzitude, Silent Auctions, and Raffles will round out the
evening. 6:00 PM at the Springside Inn Tickets: $40.00 each

Thursday, Friday & Saturday February 3, 4 & 5 Skaneateles Middle School Drama club
presents getting to know Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Senior Citizen performance
3:30 PM 2/3; 2/4 7:30 PM; 2/5 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM; Skaneateles High School Auditorium.
Tickets: $6 students/senior citizens; $7 adults. Tickets available by calling (315) 291-2284 and
at the door.
Skaneateles Area
Chamber of Commerce
Weekly Update
“Skaneateles Skinny”

Posted: Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 @ 8:58 pm by Curt
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Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Skaneateles Ski Hill was recognized in The New York State Ski Blog Harvey Road. Visit
http://www.nyskiblog.com/2011/01/skaneateles-ski-club-ny.html for the full article.

The Mirbeau Inn & Spa has been nominated for Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards
2011!” People vote for their favorites amongst all those that Travel and Leisure chose. This will
be great PR for Skaneateles as well as Mirbeau. It only takes a few minutes to vote – at the
following link: http://.tlworldsbest.roiresearch.com/. The voting period ends at the end of
March.

Beginning March 1, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney will be at their new location 3 Fennell
Street (Old Stone Mill Building), 1st Floor (315) 685-0475 (more…)

Posted: Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 @ 7:36 pm by Curt
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Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS for January 2011:
The Mirbeau Inn & Spa has been nominated for Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards
2011!” People vote for their favorites amongst all those that Travel and Leisure chose. This will
be great PR for Skaneateles as well as Mirbeau. It only takes a few minutes to vote – at the
following link: http://.tlworldsbest.roiresearch.com/. The voting period ends at the end of
March.
Beginning March 1, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney will at their new location 3 Fennell Street
(Old Stone Mill Building), 1st Floor (315) 685-0475
Bottle and Can redemption center now located in the Hilltop Plaza, 813 W. Genesee St. no
sorting necessary – any quantity accepted. Open Wed – Fri Noon – 6:00 PM; Sat & Sun 10:00
AM – 4:00 PM. Closed Mon. & Tues. Earn 7 cents per return if payment is taken in the form of a
Hilltop Rest/Cedar House Bowling Center gift card!
Looking for something outdoors to do? Baltimore Woods, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus has
events planned for December . Hours: 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. Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information. (315) 673-1350.
Auburn YMCA-WEIU, Skaneateles YMCA & Skanraces.com have partnered together to offer seven
year olds free swim lessons in 2011. If you have a seven years old during any part of a swim lesson
session, then your child may take that session for free! There are typically six swim lesson sessions in
a year, so that is six possible free sessions! See the current program brochure for dates and
times of lessons at each site (Auburn Y, Skaneateles Y or Casey Park Pool). Member Services
at either YMCA can answer your questions and complete your registration. Auburn (315) 253-5304
or Skaneateles (315) 685-2266. www.auburnymca.org
SALES:
Mirbeau Inn and Spa is now serving a Sunday Brunch from 11:30am – 3:00pm. Buffet items
include: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Potatoes, Fruit, House-made Pastries, Salads,
Desserts AND MORE! $25 Adults, $12 Ages 6-12, 5 & Under FREE. (315) 685-5006 or online
www.mirbeau.com
Professional Office Space for rent in the Sherwood House, 32 E. Genesee St., over looking
Skaneateles Lake. Utilities included. Contact: William Wittlin, MD Phd at (315) 685-0280
Retail Business for Sale: The Hitching Post Gift Shop located at 7 Jordan St., is for sale.
Sherrie Horrocks, the owner is ready to retire. Call Sherrie at (315) 685-7304
Professional Office space for rent -725 sq ft, utilities included, located in the Skaneateles
Professional Building, 1342 New Seneca Turnpike, Skaneateles. Contact: Casey Bobowski at
685-6185
Professional Office Space available at Custom Business Services coop. Excellent
opportunity for small business to get all the benefits that a larger businesses enjoy without all
the overhead (Reception area, upscale conference room, professional presentation/training
room, kitchen access, free parking, etc). Interested persons contact Kim Manrow at (315) 258-
8780.
Save up to $5,000 on your next event at The Lodge at Welch Allyn!!! Hold your event
between November 1, 2010 & April 30, 2011 and we’ll take up to $5,000 off the price of your
next event! Don’t wait…offer is only valid on events that are reserved before January 1, 2011
Call for more info…315.291.3723 or email: knightp@welchallyn.com
$3.00 Burgers every Thursday at Johnny Angels Heavenly Burgers. www.johnnyangels.biz
(315) 685-0100. Can’t beat the taste….can’t beat the price! Try one today. Join Johnny Angels
on Facebook!
REOCCURING EVENTS:
Thru December – John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open 10 am to 3 pm on Thrusdays and
Fridays and from 1 PM – 4 PM on Saturdays. Call the Skaneateles Library at (315) 685-5135 or
visit www.barrowgallery.org for more information
Thru January – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn will be open on Thursday
and Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM and other times by appointment. (315) 252-0379.
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
Thru February 25, 2011 – 3 Holly Knott : Paintings with a Fabric Palette Contemporary Art
Quilts on Exhibit January 3 — February 25, 2011 In the Weeks Art Gallery at Baltimore Woods
Knott’s solo exhibition at Baltimore Woods focuses on themes inspired by the natural world. With
the innovative use of material, texture and color, Knott is in the company of quilt makers who
work to expand the definition of quilt making from craft to fine art. Artwork in the gallery and in
the gift shop is available for purchase. The gallery is open M-F 9am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-
4pm. Scheduled events may sporadically limit access to the gallery. (315) 673-1350
www.baltimorewoods.org
Thru April – The Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery, located at 28
Hannum St. is open Fridays 1 – 4 PM or by appointment. Call (315) 685-1360 Closed New
Year’s Eve
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. 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 . . . call (315) 258-8780 to register.
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
Every Friday and Saturday through April – Baltimore Woods is partnering with Cornell Lab of
Ornithology to collect important data about birds. Become a citizen scientist by spending a few
moments recording which birds are visiting the Baltimore Wood feeders and contribute to bird
conservation efforts. 10 AM – 3 PM. Call ahead to confirm availability; occasionally events may
limit access. Donations appreciated. (315) 673-1350 www.baltimorewoods.org
Enjoy your day!
Candace Searing
Administrative Specialist
Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
csearing@skaneateles.com
www.skaneateles.com
(315) 685-0552
P.O. Box 199
22 Jordan Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152

Posted: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 @ 10:49 am by Curt
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