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The following occur every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving through Christmas Noon-4pm PLUS Friday, November 28th

*Noon kick-off of Dickens each day on the porch of the Sherwood House.
*Strolling Dickens characters performing interactive street theatre
*Father Christmas greets the children from noon-2 pm, and 3-4 pm at the Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Genesee St.
*Free roasted chestnuts in front of Johnny Angels Restaurant on Jordan Street. (Brought to you by: TOPS Markets,
Johnny Angels & Mid-Lakes Navigation)
*Free horse drawn wagon rides around the village. Pick up in front of Sherwood Inn. Carriage rides available for a
nominal fee.
*Free egg nog served by local Girl Scout Troops every Saturday at 42 E. Genesee St. courtesy of Byrne Dairy
*Caroling at 2 pm at the Gazebo. The Revels Live! (Bad weather location….13 E. Genesee St. Porch)
*Live shows and music at the Skaneateles Library, 1 and 3 pm daily! See calendar below
*Sing Christmas carols with the “Dickens Singers” – listen for them throughout the village
*Mother Goose reads to children at the Skaneateles Library. (Exceptions: November 30 & December 1).
*Live holiday music on the street by the Temperance Band on Saturdays and Bagpiper Jack Heins on Sundays

GET YOUR DICKENS RAFFLE TICKET TO WIN GREAT PRIZES!

Available at Skaneateles Chamber Office,

22 Jordan Street or ask a Dickens character!

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Trunk Show will be acted out with your help:
SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS AT 12:30, 1:30 and 3:30:
On the porch of the Masonic Temple at 13 E. Genesee St.
Sponsored by: The Summit Auto Group

NOVEMBER DICKENS EVENTS:

Every Saturday & Sunday during Dickens Complimentary hot cocoa, cider, and holiday cookies from noon–4 p.m. Mirbeau Inn & Spa,

851 W. Genesee St. www.mirbeau.com
Every Saturday during Dickens – Complimentary photographs taken by a professional photographer, in front of the Mirbeau Christmas
Tree from noon – 4 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328) or www.mirbeau.com

Fri Nov 28—Complimentary hot cocoa, cider, and holiday cookies from noon–4 p.m. Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St.
www.mirbeau.com

Fri Nov 28— “Worlds Smallest” Christmas Parade! Beginning on Fennell Street, right on Jordan Street and ending at the Sherwood
House, next door to the Sherwood Inn on Genesee St! Starts at NOON. (315) 685-0552 www.skaneateles.com

Fri Nov 28 – Grand entrance of Charles Dickens and his entourage. Meet Queen Victoria, Governor Dewitt Clinton, Father Christmas, and
of course that mean old Scrooge! Grand opening at 12:10 pm on the steps of the Sherwood House next to the Sherwood Inn.

Sat Nov 29 Holiday Parade & Family Fun Day in downtown Auburn. Free Family activities start at 3:00 pm.—5:30 pm. These
include horse-drawn carriage rides, ornament-making, Child Photo ID program, and more. Parade begins at 6:00pm

Sat Nov 29—Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm, located on Rt. 20 west of Skaneateles will host an open house from 11 am—
7 pm. The farm store will be open, fresh cut Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, fresh green arrangements, will be for sale.
Free hot chocolate & cookies, Sit by a cozy fire and roasted marshmallows. (315) 751-5657. Open Monday—Saturday 11 am—7 pm until Dec 23.

Sat Nov 29 – The Finger Lakes Wind Quintet will perform at 1 and 2:50 pm at the Skaneateles Library. Includes
audience participation pieces and a sing-a-long! Free, donations appreciated. (315) 685-0552

Sat Nov 29— Lakeside Artistry Holiday Fair 10 am—5 pm —artists and crafters from many genres. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E
Genesee St.

Sat Nov TBA—the Syracuse Alumni Brigadier Brass Band will perform in the Village of Skaneateles between 1 and 3
pm. Just listen for them and you will find them!!

DECEMBER DICKENS EVENTS:

Every Saturday & Sunday during Dickens Complimentary hot cocoa, cider, and holiday cookies from noon–4 p.m. Mirbeau Inn
& Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. www.mirbeau.com
Every Saturday during Dickens – Complimentary photographs taken by James Peluso, in front of the Mirbeau Christmas Tree
from noon – 4 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328) or www.mirbeau.com


TUESDAYS: TEA WITH THE QUEEN – December 2
Gather your friends and enjoy the company of Queen Victoria at High Tea. 11:30 am. Offering $25.00 per person. Space limited
on each date, advance reservations are required. Call Stella Maris Retreat, 130 E. Genesee St. at (315) 685-6836

Fri Dec 5— “Skaneateles Sings” Sponsored by KeyBank Dedication of crèche, caroling and tree lighting. (315)
685-0552. Organized by the Skaneateles Chamber, Skaneateles Girl Scouts and Skaneateles Garden Club. Reception at
Skaneateles United Methodist Church immediately following the tree lighting. Entertainment by The Magic Wizard of
the North, John Henry Anderson.

Fri Dec 5—First Friday in Skaneateles. A Romance with Art. Visit galleries and stores to celebrate the arts.
5-8 pm. www.skaneateles.com

December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21— Skaneateles Library Annual Dickens Christmas Holiday Book Sale. 49 E. Genesee Street. Saturday
10 AM—4 PM; Sunday, Noon—4 PM. Books will also be available for sale Mon-Fri during regular Library business hours.
(315) 685-5135. All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library Association.

December 6. 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21—Breakfast with Santa at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 am – 12:00 p.m.
Tickets are: $10/person for members and $14/person for non-members. Children ages two and under are free. Reserve online at
rosamondgiffordzoo.org/santa or by calling (315) 435-8511 x113

Sat Dec 6—”Handbells, Carroll’s and Cookies”. 2—3 pm at the First Presbyterian Church. No charge and all are welcome!

Sat Dec 6- The magic of the Wizard of the North, John Henry Anderson at 1 and 3 pm at the Skaneateles Library, 49 E Genesee
St. Great Magic Show for the whole family. Free, however donations appreciated. (315) 685-0552.

Holy Trinity Lutheran ChurchSat Dec 6 -Taster’s Choice Soup Lunch at , 37 W. Genesee St. 12 noon until 2 pm. The lunch is free,
but donations are appreciated. Visitors are welcome to tour the historic 100 year old building too. (315) 685-3121

Sat Dec TBA—the Syracuse Alumni Brigadier Brass Band will perform in the Village of Skaneateles between 1 and 3
pm. Just listen for them and you will find them!!

Sat Dec 6— Stenuf Music Studio presents Nutcracker Suite, Hand bell & Singing Classes for children ages 6—14 at the Stenuf
Music Studio located at 27 Fennell St. For reservations please call 554-8114 or 685-8244. The story of the Nutcracker Suite will be
presented with a mini stage with characters and back drops. Students will enjoy learning the sequence of events, music, story of the
Nutcracker Suite. At the end the students will have a performance of Hand bells for their parents.

Sun Dec 7– Open House at the Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery, 28 Hannum St. from 1-4 pm. Browse the gift shop for unique gifts and learn all about the History of Skaneateles. Refreshments will be served. (315) 685-
1360 The Creamery Museum is open through Christmas on Fri, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm.

Sun Dec 7 – The magic of the Wizard of the North, John Henry Anderson at 1 pm & 3 pm at the Skaneateles
Library, 49 E Genesee St. Great Magic Show for the whole family. Free, however donations appreciated. (315)
685-0552

Sun Dec 7—Dickens’ of A Tea at The Athenaeum of Skaneateles! Join them for an afternoon of entertainment,
refreshments, music and a special appearance by the Dicken’s cast! Donation one canned good item. Perfect for
senior citizens. 2-4 pm. 150 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles Call (315) 685-1400.

Sun Dec 7 Live musical performance at the Gazebo by Jeff Kimpland vocalist, performs holiday classics from
his solo album “A Christmas Prayer” and more! 4 PM.

Tues Dec 9– SHOP SKANEATELES! Shop, Sip and Stroll in the Village of Skaneateles! 10 am—8 pm
Open house with refreshments and free gift wrapping at participating merchants. Free drink ticket with any purchase
will be distributed between 5 & 8 pm. Buy a raffle ticket to win great prizes in our raffle— (315) 685-0552

Thurs Dec 11— “A Dinner with Dickens and Friends” as Charles Dickens and company will perform a live rendition
of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W Genesee St. This dinner will be for all ages
with music, mirth and surprises all. The festivities start at 6 pm. mirbeau.com

Fri Dec 12—The SCS Madrigal Choir presents the 5th annual Holiday Feast. An evening of Renaissance Style
Dinner & Entertainment. The Lodge at Welch Allyn. For reservations, www.showtix4U.com.

Sat Dec 13— Syracuse Children’s Choir will perform at The Skaneateles Library at 1 pm. (315) 685-0552

Sat Dec 13— Look for our very own Dickens’ newsboys hawking today’s paper, complete with the Dickens insert.
All monies raised from the sale of the Post Standard papers today will go directly to charity…the Salvation Army’s
Christmas Bureau or the United Way.

Sat Dec 13— “Holiday Luncheon, Bake Sale & Quality Crafts Show” at Skaneateles United Methodist Church, 26
Jordan St. 10 am – 4 pm. (315) 685-5963

Sat Dec 13 – Skaneateles Community Band Holiday Concert at St. James Episcopal Church, 96 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles. 4 pm, free! (315) 685-3866

Sat & Sun Dec 13 & 14—11:00 am -5:00 pm, Holiday Open House at Snake Oil Glassworks, 4247 Jordan Rd.,
Skaneateles. Glassblowing demonstrations, light refreshments and shopping in the gallery. Questions (315) 685-
5091 or www.snakeoilglassworks.com Holiday Hours: Thursday and Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday 10- 5pm and
Sunday 11-4 pm

Sat Dec TBA—Salt City Barbershop Quartet will perform on the streets of Skaneateles between noon and 4 pm.

Sun Dec 14—Concinnity Musical group live performance at the Skaneateles Library at 1 and 3 pm. Concinnity
is an accapella group of women who sing for the love of singing. whatever floats our boat or yours! Questions
315-685-0552.

Sun Dec 14 – Skaneateles High School Holiday Concert in the HS Auditorium., 49 E . Elizabeth St. 2:00 pm.
(315) 685-8361

Sun Dec 14 —Baltimore Woods presents Caroling in the Woods 7-8:30pm. (315) 673-1350. FREE, Please bring
cookies to share.

Sun Dec 14 The Masterworks Chorale Christmas Concert, featuring Bach’s Magnificat with members of Symphoria
& guest soloist Jonathan English. St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 81 Jordan St. 7:30 PM. $15.00 Adults; $10.00
Students/Seniors; 5 & under free. www.masterworkschorale.org Thurs Dec 18 — Great Lakes Guitar Quartet 7 PM at the Skaneateles Library upstairs in Library Hall. Free and
open to the public. (315) 685-5135

Sat Dec 20 — Concinnity Musical group live performance around the Village of Skaneateles. Concinnity is an
accapella group of women who sing for the love of singing. whatever floats our boat or yours! Questions 315-
685-0552.

Sat, Dec 20– Baltimore Woods features a Solstice Hike 7-8:30pm. It’s the longest night of the year, the forest is
blanketed in silence, and the just-past-full moon sets the snow covered trees aglow. Snowshoes and instruction
provided. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. Call (315) 673-1350 to sign up.

Sat & Sun Dec 20 & 21 – The magic of the Wizard of the North, John Henry Anderson at 1 pm and 3 pm at the
Skaneateles Library, 49 E Genesee St. Great Magic Show for the whole family. Free, however donations appreciated.
(315) 685-0552.

Sun Dec 21—Dickens Christmas Raffle Drawing—2 pm at the Gazebo in Clift Park. Tickets available from
Skaneateles Chamber, Gallery 54, Imagine, Skaneateles YMCA, 1st National Gifts & F. Olivers.

Tues Dec 24 – Mini version of Dickens with a limited cast of characters Noon—3 PM Happy Christmas from all
of us at the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce! (315) 685-0552 or www.skaneateles.com

Sat Dec 27— Live music by Joe Whiting at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Rd. 4-7 pm (315) 685-3797

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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.  July & August – Open on Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm

May 19th  – September 2ndProof Positive:  Wine, Beer and Spirits of the Finger Lakes – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  There is a unique relationship between alcoholic beverages and the Finger Lakes. Social, geographical and even political factors have created an environment where wine, beer and spirits have become an important part of our communities, and we have embraced these industries as an important part of life in the Finger Lakes. Proof Positive is a celebration of the history, culture and economics of the wine industry, microbrew movement and distilleries in our region. We welcome you to explore various viewpoints of history, agriculture, politics and economics as you learn more about how wine, beer and spirits have impacted the Finger Lakes Region.Also on exhibit, the Ted Case Research Lab, inventor of sound on film, and Both Sides of the Wall:  Auburn and its Prison.  Open Tues-Sun Noon-5pm.  Suggested donation $3.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051

June 1st – August 19thSummer Exhibitions – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Sponsored by the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation. Super Saturated: Pigment & Pattern is an exhibition of 29 works by 10 contemporary artists that use paint, collage, and mixed media to create vibrant works that emphasize color and pattern. Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble will include approximately 20 works by Massachusetts-based fiber artist Elin Noble. Author of the book, Dyes and Paints, Noble is known for her quilts that incorporate hand-dyed cloth. Recent work by Skaneateles artist Thérèse Verley Strodel will be on view in Gallery Julius. Strodel creates paintings that emphasize color, pattern, and texture.  Admission: $6, members, 12 & under:  Free.  www.schweinfurthartcenter.org  315-255-1553

June 18th – Sept. 5th – Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Falcon Park, 130 N. Division St., Auburn.  Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and game times.  www.auburndoubledays.com  315-255-2489

 

 

 

July 25th – August 15th – My Fair Lady – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  A musical theatre masterpiece, this sweeping musical adaptation tells the story of an unforgettable cockney girl, Eliza Doolittle, and her transformation from poor flower girl to elegant lady, overseen by the cantankerous Professor Henry Higgins. This score features some of the most beloved songs of all time including, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?’, ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’, and ‘I Could Have Danced All Night.’   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897 

Aug. 1st – Aug. 18th – Fingers & Toes – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Tap dancer Dustin “Toes” MacGrath, and pianist Tristan “Fingers” St. Claire have managed to talk a major Broadway producer into coming to see their show in two weeks: a boy meets girl tap dance spectacular on the theme of love. But there’s a problem: first, they haven’t written it yet, secondly they don’t have a girl, and sadly, they have no idea whatsoever about love. As the deadline approaches, everything becomes swept up in a series of dazzling numbers and comical scenes as their theme “Love” begins to derail the show. A deliriously delightful and genuinely funny love-letter to the old-fashioned “let’s put on a show”.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket price and show times.   www.fingerlakesmtf.com       800-457-8897

Aug. 6th – Sept. 2nd  - Civil War Era Exhibit – Frontenac Museum, 178 Cayuga St., Union Springs.  This summer the Frontenac Museum in Union Springs is featuring a special exhibit of Civil War era hospital equipment and circumstances, mounted by Museum Trustee and Civil War re-enactor Linda Zach. This special exhibit will remain available during our normal weekend hours for the rest of the summer. You will be amazed at the information and equipment on display! The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 or by appointment. Appointments may be made by calling 889-7273 or 889-5875. 

Aug. 15th  – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Tom Hourican & Friends & Trio Los Claveles.  Rain location for this performace is the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.   6pm, free.   www.auburndowntown.org/      315-252-7874

Aug. 15th – Lincoln’s Funeral: From Death Springs Life in Cayuga County – Frontenac Historical Society & Museum, 178 Cayuga St., Union Springs.  This program, presented by John Lamphere, professor of Criminal Justice/History will be given as part of our annual dinner and election of officers. What could possibly go wrong when a nation turns out to say farewell to a fallen president? The answers will amaze you! Attendance is open to everyone. The cost is $15 per person with reservations required. Call 889-5165 or 889-7273 by August 7 to reserve your spot.  Free, 6pm.  http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~frontenac/  315-889-7273

Aug. 15th st & Aug. 22nd   - Port Bryon MRC Farmers Market – Schasel Park, Route 31, Port Byron.  Local farmers, chicken BBQ every week! Special childrens events! Featured fruit and veggie nights! Entertainment, antique tractors & vintage cars! Playground and covered pavilion for dining. Every Wednesday, 4-7pm.  www.localharvest.org/pbmrc-farmers-market-M16939                  315-776-9543

 

Aug. 16th     - Farmers Co-op Market – Municipal Parking Lot, South St. & Lincoln St., Auburn.  Located in the parking lot across from Auburn City hall, on South St. and Lincoln St. We accept SNAP EBT and some of our farmers accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons.  7:30am – 2pm, every Tues., Thurs., & Sat.   www.localharvest.org/farmers-co-op-market-of-cayuga-county-M2760  315-678-1622

Aug. 16th  & 23rd    – Moravia Farmers Market – Kinney’s Parking Lot, 130 Main St., Moravia.  A medium sized farmers market with organic and non organic vendors that sell produce, meats, wine and baked goods. Flowers available from the local school kids and lots of fun and community involvement. Always a good place to buy the freshest foods available and visit with old neighbors and meet new ones.  Thursdays, 10-5pm.  www.localharvest.org  315-497-8375

Aug. 17th – 19th – GODSPELL, JR – Irene Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  GODSPELL is one of Broadway’s most enduring shows of all time. Based on the Gospel According to St. Mathew, and featuring a sparkling score by Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, GODSPELL, JR. is the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love that has touched theatergoers all over the world.  Boasting a string of well?loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day,” GODSPELL is a groundbreaking and unique re?ection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.  Tickets $12/general admission, $10/senior/students, $8/children under 12, 8/17 & 8/18 8:00 pm, 8/19, 2:00 pm  www.auburnplayers.net  315-702-7832

Aug. 17th  & 24th   - Farmers Market – Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Route 20, Skaneateles.  Every Friday until October, Farmers Market at Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Rt 20 just west of County Line Rd. every Friday until October! Many local farmers!  Fresh chicken, eggs, black angus, perennials, lavender, honey and much more.  3:30 – 6:00pm  www.strawberryfieldsupick.com  315-751-5657.

August 18th & 25th   - Niles Farmers Market – Niles Town Hall, 5923 New Hope Rd,, Moravia.  Fresh produce & home baked goods. Every Saturday through October.  10am – 3pm.  315-730-6278

Aug. 20th & 27th  – 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.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Aug. 16th – Band: Prison City Rockers – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  Prison City Rockers will play at Market Street Park at 6:30 pm, free.  .  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

 

 

 

 

August 16th  – 18th   - “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnJoni Loves Mitchell – Book, Music, and Lyrics by: Logan Medland – Joni is an amateur songwriter with a divine gift, and Mitch is a rock veteran and local legend on the verge of making it big in this fun, sexy, singer/songwriter musical. Creativity and romance intertwine as Joni and Mitch fall in love to a soundtrack of their own songs, until fame comes calling for one of them. Will true love turn out to be more than just a good song? Motherhood Defined – Book and Lyrics by: Stacie Morgain Lewis Music by: Ben Cohn – In this comedic and heartfelt look at motherhood, one woman recounts personal stories through word and song, and examines the role of being a mother from an artist’s perspective.  8/16  7:30pm, 8/17  8pm, 8/18  5 & 8pm, tickets $20.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

August 17th  - Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Join us for FREE live music in the garden with our friends, Joe and Karen Lonsky. Joe and Karen are the founders of “Destination” – a soul/funk/R&B band that has developed a huge following in CNY. Tonight, Joe and Karen perform for you as a duo – different songs, different sound, same great musicianship! Food avaialable onsite by The Wheelhouse Restaurant.   5-7pm, free.   www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271

August 17th & 18th – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Highland Fling Weekend  – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     The last chance for a whole year to enjoy a repast of many unique and varied Festival foods, gather fine, hand-crafted wares from many skilled Artisans and share a toast of your favorite ale to yet another glorious season at the Sterling Renaissance Festival. The Grande Finale…the one you must not miss!  10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.   www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446

Aug. 17th & 18th – Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   One of the greatest courtroom dramas in history, Nuremberg shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the Nazis’ own films and records. The trial established the “Nuremberg principles” – the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against the peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Live Intro and Q&A with Producer/Director Sandra Schulberg follows the evening screenings.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door .  8/17, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 8/18, 8:00 pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Aug. 18th – Local Author BOOKSIGNING – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  Stop in and meet Aaron Paul Lazar, a Finger Lakes author. Get a signed copy of his book, “Essentially Yours,” and learn more about Young Living essential oils with rep. Kim Guzalak.  Free, 1-3pm.  www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com  315-515-3411

Aug. 18th – Aurora Children’s Theater – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St.., Aurora.  Come have “Fun with Vaudeville!”, a performing arts workshop for aspiring artists weekdays August 6 to August 17 from 9-11:30 am for children who have completed 3rd grade and older. Singing, dancing, acting, stage craft, and more will be explored. Directed by Susan May with dance assistance from Kathy Zamniak-Flanigan. Tuition is just $60 per child. The resulting performance on Saturday, August 18, at 7:30 pm will be a collaboration with Susan May and the Stars of Tomorrow.  www.morganoperahouse.org  315-364-7141

 

Aug. 18th – Chernesky Fest 2012 – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  The mission of CherneskyFest is to provide the residents of Auburn with free entertainment while showcasing talent from throughout Central NY.  Though CherneskyFest primarily features musical acts, all types of performers are welcome and often skits and competitions are interspersed. To the right are videos of just a few of the highlights of last year’s CherneskyFest.  Free, noon-10pm.  www.chernesky.org/fest/about.html

August 18th & Sept. 1st     - King Ferry Farmers Market – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Farmstead Cheese, Organic Flour, Organic Vegetables, Plants and Flowers, Fiber Art, Pottery & Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories, Baked Goods & Desserts, Jams & Jellies, Wool and Spinning Demonstrations, Seasonal Apple Cider Pressing, Pizza by the Slice, Hot Coffee, Dinosaur Dry Goods Pop Up Store. This year, the Market will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from June through October, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the King Ferry Winery.  315-364-5100

Aug. 19th – “Essentially Yours” Book Signing – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  Stop in and meet Aaron Paul Lazar, a Finger Lakes author. Get a signed copy of his book, “Essentially Yours,” and learn more about Young Living essential oils with rep. Kim Guzalak.  1-3pm, free.  www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com  315-515-3411

Aug. 19th – The Extraordinary Marriage of Elizabeth Cady-Stanton & the Development of Political Reform - Howland Stone Store Museum, 2956 State Route 34B, Aurora.  This talk offers the first examination of the contributions of Henry B. Stanton to the women’s rights movement generally and to his wife’s work in particular. It also demonstrates the centrality of politics and reform within the couple’s 47-year marriage. Presenter Linda Frank is a doctoral candidate at the University of Rochester and Cayuga County Historian.  Free – donations accepted, 1-3pm.

Aug. 19th – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Bob Piorun and the Swing Kats will be jamming out in the White Barn on August 19th. Enjoy fine wine and great music from 2pm till 5pm, free.  http://www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com/events/  315-283-8095

Aug. 19th – Annual Pig Roast – Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Rd., Sterling.  Bring your appetite for our annual summer fundraiser!!!  Noon- 4pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

August 21st  - Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn Stone Soul Foundation will perform at Hoopes Park at 6:30 p.m. Movie: Dolphin Tale – Dolphin Tale is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun.  Music 6:30 pm, Movie 8:30 pm   www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

Aug. 22nd – Owl Prowl - Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Discover how owls rule the night as we explore owl adaptations, hunting skills, where they roost and how to find them. The program will start with a discussion indoors, followed by a night hike in search of owls.  7pm, free.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark/center/events.html  315-947-6143

Aug. 22nd – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  All concerts held rain or shine in Market Street Park, Downtown Auburn. Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb.  6pm, free.  www.auburndowntown.org/  315-252-7874

Aug. 22nd – Sept. 8th – Cabaret – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Upstate NY’s most popular professional theater performing six large scale musicals each season.  What good is sitting alone in your room? Come to the Cabaret as it takes you inside the Kit Kat Klub for a romp with beautiful girls, an unforgettable orchestra, and the infamous Sally Bowles as she sings such favorites as “Don’t Tell Mama”, “Mein Herr”, and “Cabaret.” Set against the backdrop of 1930′s Germany, this Kander & Ebb classic will take you into a dark, but exciting world.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897 

Aug. 23rdBand: The Fulton Chain Gang – Casey Park, 150 N. Division St., Auburn.  The Fulton Chain Gang will perform at the Casey Park Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m., free.  www.auburnny.gov/Public_Documents/AuburnNY  315-255-4737

Aug. 23rd – Aurora Arts & Design Center Summer Celebration – Aurora Arts & Design Center, 371 Main St., Aurora.  Fresh Picks for August! Welcome to our third year with a glass of new cheer! Come celebrate the end of the summer season with our artists & friends. Enjoy Pumpkin Hill Vineyards & Bistro’s 3 new table wines & light snacks. Meet & mingle & during eh event receive 10% of entire inventory. (not including existing sale items).   5-7pm,   free.  www.auroraartsanddesigncenter.com/  315-364-5408

Aug. 24th & 25th – “Hunger Games” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  “The first genuine can’t miss film of the year that you’ll want to go back to the theater to see over and over again.” Jeffery Lyles.  Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 8/24, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 8/25, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

Aug. 24th – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., Auburn.  Tonight we have very special musical guests – The Bottomfeeders! Their eclectic mix of old-timey, roots, folk, and classic rock will get your feet tapping. Food will be available onsite by The Wheelhouse restaurant. Join us for a relaxing summer evening before the summer runs out!  Free, 5-7pm.  www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271

Aug. 25th – Fair Haven Fishing Challenge – Lake Ontario, Fair Haven.  One day tournament weighing the six biggest fish from each team.  Call 315-947-6348 for more information.

Aug. 25th – Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Open House – Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, Finger Lakes Region.  Finger Lakes cheesemakers use fresh, farmstead raw milk to make sevral artisan cheese styles, including European, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, and much more.  Visit them to receive farm tours, talk with cheese makers, and taste cheese samples all at no cost.  Bon appetite!  www.flcheesetrail.com

Aug. 25th – Dusty Pas’cal CD Release Concert – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Party down for an evening of food, drink and great music with singer/songwriter Dusty Pas’cal, as he releases his newest CD, Human Heart. Joining Dusty will be Atlantic Records recording artist, Amanda Rogers, Loren Barrigar, Bobby Perry, Kerri Pickard-DePriest, Hobie Abbott, Greg Hoover and special guests. $25/Party & Show, $17/Show.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

6:00pm – Pre-Show Party with Food, Free CD & Cash Bar 7:30pm – Amanda Rogers opening set 8:15pm – Dusty Pas’cal CD Release show

Aug. 26th – Tiffany Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  The Morningstar Flute Ensemble is comprised of founder Charlotte Ellis, Auburn native Sarah Latanyshyn, Georgia Dimaano, Janet Reinholz, Ally Tarwater and Anne Sorrell. The group made a concert tour of Hungary in 2006. Their instrumentation includes the entire flute family, from baby piccolo to the 6-foot tall contrabass flute. They play a variety of music – classical, Celtic, contemporary, including some original compositions and arrangements. Their focus is on beautiful melodies.  Tickets for this concert are $10/person and can be purchased at Willard Memorial Chapel. 2pm.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

Aug. 28th – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn.   Jazzitude will perform at Hoopes Park at 6:30 p.m. Movie: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12 year old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.  Free, Music 6:30 pm, Movie 8:30 pm.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

Aug. 29th – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  All concerts held rain or shine in Market Street Park, Downtown Auburn. Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Jay D & Rolling South.  6pm, free.  www.auburndowntown.org/  315-252-7874

Aug. 30th – Band: Quick Change – Clifford Field, 81 Mary St., Auburn.  Quick Change will perform at Clifford Field at 6:30 p.m., free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

Aug. 31st – Garden Concert Series –  King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., Auburn.  Tonight, we host “Bridgewater” – a folk duo hailing from Scipio Center! They will play from 5 to 7. Food by The Wheelhouse Restaurant.  www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271

Sept. 1st – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Rocker Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform in our main stage. Opening act by Carl Anderson.  8pm, $25/ticket.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elderberry Pond Restaurant – lunch & dinner Wed-Sun.

Tom Thumb Restaurant

Reese’s Dairy Bar

Pumpkin Hill Bistro – lunch & dinner – Mon-Sat, closed Sundays

The Cascade Grill on Owasco Lake opening 5/25

Dorie’s, 238 Main St., Aurora – open Wed-Sun 11am-8pm

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: Friday, August 17th, 2012 @ 8:03 am by Curt
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August 1st – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 -  Market Street Park, Market Street, Auburn.  All concerts held rain or shine in Market Street Park, Downtown Auburn. Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Ron Spencer Band. www.auburndowntown.org/      315-252-7874

August 2nd – Band: Shonuff – Market Place Park, Market St., Auburn.  Snonuff will perform at Market Street Park at 6:30 pm.., free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

August 2nd – 4th   - “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnGathering Blue – Book by: Richard Hellesen, adapted from Lois Lowry – Music by: Michael Silversher, Lyrics by: Joy Sikorski   It is the Time after The Ruin–and Kira, a young disabled weaver, is orphaned in a world that sacrifices its old, its weak, and its artists. When a magistrate who recognizes Kira’s skill rescues her, she is tasked with applying her craft to the preservation of the past and to the visualizing of the future.

Gettysburg – Book, Music, and Lyrics by: Jim & Deborah Schmitt                                                              It’s the spring of 1861 and two soldiers, best of friends, find they no longer serve side by side in the same army, but now command troops on opposing sides of the Civil War. Separated for two years, they are reunited on a battlefield south of the quaint Pennsylvania village of Gettysburg. The residents of Gettysburg never thought the war would reach their doors, and yet they find themselves embroiled in the midst in this epic battle.  8/2  7:30pm, 8/3  8pm, 8/4  5 & 8pm, tickets $20.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

August 3rd – Strawberry Jam-Boree Summer Festival – Strawberry Fields, Route 20, West of County Line Rd., Skaneateles.   Face-painting, alpacas, fun bounce house, fresh fruit and homegrown produce, caricatures drawn, clown, food, demonstrations, live music & more…  3-7pm.  www.strawberryfieldsupick.com/  315-751-5657

August 3rd – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Join us for FREE live music, wine by the glass orbottle, and a wonderful start to your summer weekend. Tonight, music is provided by Greg Meixner and food  is onsite by The Wheelhouse Restaurant.   5-7pm, free.   www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271

August 3rd  – First Friday Events:                                                                          SHAKESPEARE AND SEWARD – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.   As part of the First Friday event, the Seward House Museum will host the Ithaca Shakespeare Company and their production of “Taming of the Shrew” on Friday, August 3rd 6:00PM. The performance will take place in the Seward House garden and is free and open to the public.  The Seward House invites the people to bring picnics, snacks, drinks, blankets, and lawn chairs to come and enjoy this special ‘First Friday’ event. The Seward House will provide cookies and punch as well as entertainment for kids and families starting at 5pm before the 6pm performance.  Free.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy live music by Tim Herron while viewing the summer exhibitions Super Saturated: Pigment & Pattern, Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble, and Illuminations: 2012 by Skaneateles artist Thérèse Verley Strodel. Refreshments will be served. 5-8pm, free.

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 9:40 am by Curt
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