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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. 

January 13th & 14th  – “Sarah’s Key” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St.  Auburn.  Starring Kristin Scott Thomas as an American journalist living in Paris, Sarah’s Key also goes back and forth between events in 2002 and what happened 60 years earlier during the city’s infamous Vélodrome d’Hiver roundup of July 16, 1942.  On that date, French officials and police, not Germans, rounded up 13,000 of the city’s Jews and herded them together for days in horrible conditions in one of the city’s indoor bicycle-racing tracks before dispatching them first to a transit camp and finally to Auschwitz.  Tickets $5, 1/13 – 1:00 & 8:00pm, 1/14 – 8:00pm.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

January 14 – Winter Woodpeckers – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Rd., Sterling.  There are many birds that spend the winter in our area including four or five woodpecker species.  Come explore the life of a woodpecker, its adaptations and natural history in an indoor presentation.  We will then head out onto the trails to discover which woodpeckers are active and look for signs that others have been in the area. Free and open to the public.  1pm.  Free.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

January 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd – Central NY & Atlantic Seaboard Paintings – Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Rd., Auburn.  Featuring the works of Auburn’s own Tom Hussey.  Paintings on exhibit and for sale.  11am-4pm.  Admission & parking free, donations accepted.  315-252-7644 or    315-255-1361

January 16th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  LK Jr. Trivia, contests, prizes, and birthday cake.  1:3:30pm, admission $4.50.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225

January 16th – School’s Out Skate Camp! –  Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Supervised structured activities with caring professional staff to have fun and stay active all day.  Camp activities include skating, games, and crafts.  8am – 5pm, ages 6-12yrs, $40/child.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225


January 20th & 21st – “The Help” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  “The Help” is an excellent adaptation of the bestselling novel about an unlikely rebellion in a Southern town in the 1960s among black maids serving white families and one white woman who wants them to tell their life stories.  “The Help” is a delicious peppery stew of home-cooked, 1960s Southern-style racism that serves up a soulful dish of what ails us and what heals us. Laughter, which is ladled on thick as gravy, proves to be the secret ingredient — turning what should be a feel-bad movie about those troubled times into a heart-warming surprise.  Tickets $5, 1/20 – 1:00 & 8:00pm, 1/21 8:00pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

January 21st – Red Tail Ridge Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Chef Patrick and his team are riffing off German and Northern Italian cuisine for this menu. Expect hearty, comforting fare featuring fresh rye, tart sauerkraut, traditional German meats, and aromatic fall spices. Our featured winery, Red Tail Ridge, is making fantastic wines in European styles that pair beautifully with this cuisine, so come prepared to indulge in an evening of Old-World goodness—with our signature farm table touch.  6:30 reception, 7 pm dinner, 5 paired courses, $60++/person.  Call for reservations.   www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888 

January 21st – Murder Mystery Dinner – Highland Park Golf Club, 3068 Franklin St. Rd., Auburn.  THE ACME MYSTERY COMPANY AND HIGHLAND PARK GOLF CLUB PRESENT: Deadly Inheritance.  The Matriarch of a wealthy family is gravely ill and wishing to settle her estate. Join in as you and the other intensely greedy relatives gather to memorialize ’Little Dickie’ and battle for position to receive the lion’s share of the family’s $13 billion fortune. Be careful at this gathering, however, the next memorial could be for you.  $35/person includes:  the show, dinner salad, choice of prime rib or chicken francaise and dessert.  Seating is limited, please call soon for reservations.  Attendees must arrive by 6pm.  www.highlandparkclub.com  315-252-4993

January 21st – X-Ray Vision:  A Black and White Affair – Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn.  Annual gala event in support of the New Life Begins Initiative, transforming Auburn Memorial Hospital into a modern, state-of-the-art-facility.  6-9pm.  315-255-7444

January 21st & 22nd – Central NY & Atlantic Seaboard Paintings – Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Rd., Auburn.  Featuring the works of Auburn’s own Tom Hussey.  Paintings on exhibit and for sale.  11am-4pm.  Admission & parking free, donations accepted.  315-252-7644 or 315-255-1361

January 22nd – Reva  Winter Festival – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Cross country “skiing” races, speed skating races, snow shoe races, snowball throw and lots more.  1-4pm – skating & games, 4-6:30pm – inflatables & games.  Admission $6.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225                              



Man in the Moon Classic Cheesecake & Dessert Bake Shoppe, King Ferry

Bayview Wellness Center & Spa, Fair Haven

Hanart Studios and Gallery, Fair Haven

Oak & Vine Restaurant at the Springside Inn, Auburn

Anchor Laundromat, 719 Main St., Fair Haven – Large capacity, sparkling clean, WiFi, TV

The Apple Station, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, 181 Grant Ave. Auburn

The Auburn Ale House, 288 Genesee St., Auburn




































Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 @ 8:42 pm by Curt
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Experience! The Finger Lakes®

Based out of Ithaca, NY, the heart of the Finger Lakes, Experience! The Finger Lakes is your full-service concierge to the region.  We have a number of high-quality, guided, standard tours to chose from, including the famous Finger Lakes wineries and the breathtaking gorges and waterfalls of the region.  Or maybe you prefer to work with us to design a custom tour that matches your interests perfectly.  We also do personalized itinerary planning so that you can make the most of your trip. Whatever you choose, come Explore…Engage…Experience the Finger Lakes with us!

Experience! The Finger Lakes is owned and operated by Laura and Alan Falk of Ithaca, NY.

Alan and Laura have lived and experienced the Finger Lakes for over 25 years.  After 20 years working “straight-jobs” – Alan as a software engineer, and Laura, first as a manager in a software company, and then as a nutrition researcher at Cornell University – we began to yearn  for the “next big adventure”.

Our epiphany came in 2006 on a 3-week RV trip in Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks.  We used a wonderful touring company to help plan our trip, and one morning while studying our custom  itinerary, we looked at each other and said, “We can do this!  We live in a wonderful tourist destination, and while there is so much to do, there is nobody in the area that helps pull it all together for our visitors”!

Six-months later, Experience! The Finger Lakes, LLC was founded.  We consider ourselves concierge to the region – providing our guests maximum enjoyment with minimal effort.

Our overall mission is to have you Experience! the Finger Lakes as we do; being in awe of its natural beauty, its cultural abundance, its recreational opportunities, and its historical significance. Our goal is to have every guest understand why those of us who live here stay here, and those who visit come back again and again. Let us share our experience with you …Explore…Engage…Experience!

New For 2011!

Wine, Cheese and a Side of “Moo”: A Farm to Barrel Experience Finger Lakes Cheese Trail “Cheeseries” and Cayuga Wine Trail wineries in one afternoon!  Take Me There Now!

The “SWaB” Tour: Spirits, Wine, and Beer Along Seneca Lake Spirits, Wine and Beer.  Need we say more?  Take Me There Now!

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Gift Certificates always available

Between the Lakes Sustainability Tour

Contact Experience! The Finger Lakes Experience! The Finger Lakes, LLC
PO Box 3787, Ithaca NY 14852
Tel: 607-233-4818 . Fax:612-233-4813

Posted: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 @ 10:41 am by Curt
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