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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 2012, is an annual juried exhibition featuring New York State artists. The exhibition features 75 works of art by 73 artists from throughout New York State. Made in NY 2012 features paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, and more.  Members free, non-   members $6.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553                

      April 9th – April 15th – Spring Break at the Museum – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Jr. Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Museum and Educational Center will be open for School Spring Break. Museum Tours available. Kids play area open. 11am – 4pm.  www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum  315-252-7644   

      April 11th- Disney Day – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Disney music and prizes.  1:00 – 3:30pm.  $4.50.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225.

      April 11th – Kid’s View of Vernal Pools – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo and his daughter for a Child’s View of the vernal pools at the Sterling Nature Center. Vernal pools are small wetlands that temporarily fill with water providing essential habitat for frogs, salamanders, turtles and even a few snakes!!! We will do some hands on exploring of these unique wetlands looking for spotted salamanders, fairy shrimp, frogs, insects and other wildlife that utilize them. A short slideshow presentation will be conducted before the outdoor nature study of the vernal pools. Please dress for the weather and wear boots if you want to wade into this wetland.  1:00pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

      April 12thNickelodeon Night! – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Nickelodeon music and prizes.  6-8:30pm.  Admission $4.50.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com    315-252-8225

 

 

      April 13th – Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  CNY acoustic guitar stand-out Loren Barrigar and New Zealand star Mark Mazengarb were instantly aware of the musical magic that was created the first time they played guitar together. Barrigar and Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their live performances feature not only their spectacular technicalgrasp of the guitar, but also their outstanding musicality and ability to be spontaneously creative.  8pm, Tickets are $15; $25 for two; APT members $13.50.  www.auburnpublictheater.org              315-253-6669

      April 13th & 14th“Bridesmaids” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Director Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow team up again for this comedy that stars Kristen Wiig as Annie, a romantically unattached failed bakery owner who fears she’s losing her BFF, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), the best thing in her life, when Lillian announces she’s gotten engaged. Strapped financially and emotionally, Annie (Wiig) is fiercely protective of her ‘maid’ duties for her lifelong pal. Enter picture-perfect bridesmaid Helen (Rose Byrne) whose thunder-stealing moves only serve to expose the increasingly frazzled Annie’s shortcomings-and leading to a hilarious series of calamities involving everything from food poisoning to an epic bout of in-flight intoxication.  4/13, 1&8pm, 4/14, 8pm.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door.  www.auburnpublictheater.org   315-253-6669

      April 14th - Professor Louie and The Crowmatix – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Professor Louie & The Crowmatix is a Woodstock, NY based Americana/Roots musical group led by Aaron Hurwitz, a musician and producer nicknamed ‘Professor Louie’. Their music is a blend of Blues, Rock, R&B, Gospel, & Folk with harmonic vocals. The current members all hail from New York State. They have lived, traveled and performed extensively around the globe. 8pm, doors open at 7pm.  Tickets $10/general admission, $9/APT members.  www.auburnpublictheater.org   315-253-6669

      April 14th - Va Va Bloom Garden Show – Dickman Farms Greenhouses & Garden Center, 13 Archie St., Auburn.  Whether you are just beginning to garden or an experienced gardener….Dickman Farms has a weekend geared to turning your thumb green! Dickman Farms Va Va Bloom Garden Show will be bigger and better than ever! The weekend is filled with fun for the entire family including free seminars with captivating guest speakers, workshops, tours, and fun gardening activities for all ages.  4/14, 9am – 5pm, 4/15, 10am – 5pm.  Free.  www.dickmanfarms.com  315-253-3030

      April 14th - Visit the Vintner Day – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Talk to the winemaker, taste our Estate wines and new release “Cab Franc 2010″.  Noon – 5pm, Free.  www.cjsvineyards.com  315-730-4619

      April 14th &15th   - CNYMRA District 3/WNYRacing/Upstate MX-AMA – Frozen Ocean Motorsports Complex, 4415 Vanderstouw Rd., Auburn.  AMA Sanctioned Event – Two full race days.  10 am – dusk.  $10 admission.  www.frozen-ocean.com  315-784-5466

     

 

      April 14th- “Acorn Hollow”  Wood Carvings and Crafts – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F.Karpinski, Jr. Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Arlie Howell will be at the Educational Center demonstrating his “deep relief” woodcarving techniques – 3D wood carving.   Carvings of walking sticks, canes, lighthouses, animals, waterfalls, animal pins and ornaments and much more. Come watch this craftsman at work.  1-3pm.  Free.  www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum  315-252-7644

      April 14th - Vernal Pool – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Vernal pools are small wetlands that temporarily fill with water providing essential habitat for frogs, salamanders, turtles and even a few snakes!!! We will do some hands on exploring of these unique wetlands looking for salamanders, frogs, insects and other wildlife that contribute to this ecosystem in a puddle. An indoor presentation on the natural history and vulnerability of vernal pools will be conducted before the outdoor nature study. Please dress for the weather and wear boots if you want to wade into this wetland.  1:00 pm, free.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143. 

      April 15th - NWTF Turkey Calling Contest at Bass Pro Shops! – Bass Pro Shops, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  May join NWTF on the day of the event. Youth (12yrs and younger) Prizes awarded. Adults: (winners awarded: 1st: 50%; 2nd: 30%; 3rd: 20%).  12:30pm, registration fee $25.  www.basspro.com  315-258-2700

      April 16th - Empire State Paranormal Lecture – Sand Beach Church, 2950 Sand Beach Rd., Auburn.  Learn about Ghost Hunting at the Sand Beach Church.   $10, 4-6pm or 7-9pm  www.empirestateprs.com  315-406-4866

      April 17th Empowered – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Tompkins County, NY is one of the cloudiest, least windy places in the country, and yet its residents are proving that we can meet our energy needs through totally renewable resources. From solar and wind to veggie oil and geothermal, Empowered: Power from the People tells the story of one community’s role in the energy independence revolution.   7pm, $5.  www.auburnpublictheater.org   315-253-6669

      April 17th – Sushi & Sake – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Sushi is among the most beautiful and delicious of all foods-learn the art of this delicacy in this hands-on class. We’ll cover how to select fish and ingredients, prepare sushi rice, and make simple sushi rolls. Sashimi, nigiri, and maki will be covered. We’ll also taste different sakes and learn a bit about this classic accompaniment. It’s a sure hit for your next dinner party.  6-8:30pm, $115/person.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

      April 18th– Book Signing – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Author Brad Parks.  3pm, free.  www.treleavenwines.com  315-364-5100

      April 18th- “Rogue Elephant on a Rampage”?  A Reflection on the History of the CIA – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Friends of Seymour Library proudly presents Dr. David S. McCarthy, Ph.D. The College of William and Mary. Reception to follow.  7pm, $10/person   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

     

      April 19th - Creative Lighting Creations – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Using a basic lighting kit, participants will design creative lighting fixtures using found objects like glass bottles, straws, or silverware. Artist and teacher Robert Loring often creates art using repurposed objects. Create unique lamps, sconces, and other lighting creations will add a unique recycled artistic touch to any home. Lighting kits will be sold separately.  6pm. $15/members, $20/non-members  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

      April 20th - 7th Annual Spring Poetry Reading – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Co-sponsored by the YMCA-WEIU’s Writer’s Voice Program.   Free, doors open at 6:30, readings from 7-9 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

      April 20th - Spring Wine Dinner:  “Here Comes the Sun” – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Our barrel room transforms to a dining room to welcome spring…join us for special pairings of our wines and seasonal dishes. Food by the amazing folks at Serendipity Catering of Ithaca, NY. The winemaker will be on hand to share the inside story on the wines. Call for reservations by April 10.  $50/person, includes tax & tip, 5:30pm.   www.treleavenwines.com  800-439-5271 

      April 20th – 22nd – ”The Fantasticks” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  “The Fantasticks,” is hosted by Carnytown Productions and Produced by Tom Hoey, with Simon Moody, Jack Sherman and Joel Weirick as co-producers. The Auburn production of “The Fantasticks” with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt is now celebrating its 51st year. This “longest-running musical in the world” features direction by James Cantu, musical direction by Barbara Mushock, choreography by Yvonne Villano-Hassett and set design by Navroz Dabu.  Wine and Beer will be available with proper I.D., and snacks may be purchased during intermission.  Daily shows:  2:00 pm & 8:00 pm, tickets $25  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

      April 20th & 21st – “A Better Life” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  A Better Life is a poignant story about the struggle of an honest, profoundly decent man to survive as an illegal alien in LA. Utterly devoid of political posturing and moralizing, the film deals instead with the universal human yearning for security, stability, and at least some degree of happiness in one’s life.  4/20, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 4/21, 8:00 pm, tickets $5/online, $6/at the door.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

      April 21st- Heart & Hands Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  5 paired courses with a wine reception.  Call for reservations.  6:30pm reception, 7:00pm dinner.  $60++/person.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

      April 21st- Through the Eyes of Fanny Seward:  A Family Friendly Tour of the Seward House Museum – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Families will have the opportunity to experience the Seward House through the eyes of William Seward’s daughter, Fanny.  Drawing heavily from Fanny’s extensive diaries, a guide playing Fanny will give a first-person account of her life, touching on the topics of abolition, women’s rights, her family’s experience during the Civil War, and what it was like to be a child during the 19th century.  Appropriate for Grades 4-12.  10:00 am – 11:30 am or 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, $10/adults, $8/children 12 & under.  www.sewardhouse.org   315-252-1283

    

      April 22nd - Pizza & Petals – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Homemade Pizza (noon) & Wildflower Walk (1pm).  On Earth Day treat yourself to some of Nature’s spring beauties, trillium, hepatica and other woodland wildflowers. At 1pm naturalist and Sterling Nature Center Director Jim D’Angelo will led a walk along the trails of the nature center for a look at some of nature’s beautiful woodland wildflowers. Identification, natural history and interesting facts about the spring woodland wildflowers will be discussed on this walk. As a special treat before the walk homemade pizza and Ontario Orchards’ apple cider will be available from noon to 1pm. If you would like to join us for pizza please let us know so we can provide enough for everyone.  Noon, free.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

     April 22nd- Drop-In Family Art Making: Duct Tape Flower Pens – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Children and their accompanying adults are invited to visit the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center on Sunday, April 22 to create duct tape flower pens and other creations from fun colored duct tape. No registration required.  1-4:30pm, $5/project.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

     April 23rd- Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Fashions from Jane Morgan’s Little House.  Please call for reservations.  www.janemorganslittlehouse.com  315-364-8027

 

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Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 @ 9:57 am by Curt
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