Great Cortland Pumpkinfest

October 2, Wine Tasting for 20th Anniversary of Great Cortland Pumpkinfest
6-9 pm, Finger Lakes Tasting Room, 31 Main St. Great wine tastings, delicious food, and a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest! Tickets are $25 each and available both pre-sale and at the door (cash or check only, please). Unlimited tastings, locally-produced meat and cheese boards. Tickets: call the Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 607-753-8463 or

October 3-4, Great Cortland Pumpkinfest
9 am - 5 pm Saturday, 12 noon - 5 pm Sunday, Courthouse Park. Crafts, hay rides, contests, entertainment, food, antique tractors, pony rides, kids' games. For more information visit

October 3, Fire Station Open House
8 am - 4 pm, Cortland Fire Station, Court St.




Access to Independence

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 8, Workshop: Community Employment
October 15, Workshop: Customized Employment and Independent Living
October 21, Disability Mentoring Day
October 28, Chamber of Commerce Business After-Hours hosted by Access to Independence
October 29, Workshop: Entrepreneurship and Business Enterprise Programs

First Friday Art Event

October 2, First Friday Art Event

Every first Friday of the month, featuring artists, art galleries, and musicians. For more information visit

Solarize Central New York

October 3, Solarize CNY

10 am, Cortland NYS Grange. Cortland County Community Solar Workshops. For more information please visit

Center for the Arts in Homer

October 3, Charlie Bertini & Friends (Applejazz)

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Cortland's Charlie Bertini started his own dance band in the ninth grade, and at 19 joined the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus with whom he toured for six years as first trumpeter and later as musical director. His gigs included stage shows with nightclub performers like Al Martino, Mel Tormé, and Patti Page; Broadway shows; Dixieland show clubs; and freelance engagements at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Church Street Station in Orlando. He played for four years at Circus World Theme Park as first trumpeter and assistant conductor, and was musical director for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for a year's tour. In demand as a first-call trumpeter, he has backed up artists such as Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mathis, and Ray Charles. He has also played on network TV specials for Walt Disney, the Ringling Bros. Circus, and PBS. Pre-concert social hour in the Karen Sager room (community room) begins at 7 pm with beer, wine and snacks available. Tickets are available from the Center for the Arts website ONLY. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit

Cortland County Music Park

October 4, Donna and the Country Mystics' Fund Raiser Jamboree

12 noon - 6 pm, Cortland Country Music Park, 1824 Rt. 13. Benefit for a Therapeutic SureHands Lift for a disabled and special needs therapy center, Makin' Memories Therapeutic Riding Center, in Moravia. Guest bands include Donna and the Country Mystics; Jerry Irwin and County Line; and The Silver Creek Band. Doors open at noon, music starts at 1 pm. Admission $7.00. Raffles, dancing, food & refreshments available! For more information call (315) 224-9085, email or visit

Cortland County Area Agency on Aging

October 5, Public Forum on Medicare Open Enrollment

5:30-7:30 pm, County Office Building Room B1, 60 Central Ave. This Forum will assist people who have questions or concerns about whether their current medications will be covered under their Prescription Drug Plan, what their costs may be, or if their physicians still work with their current Medigap or Medicare Advantage Plans. Cortland County Area Agency on Aging’s Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) will provide the answers to upcoming changes within the plans offered in Cortland County. This is free and open to the public. Call the agency at 753-5060 to reserve your seat, or to set up an individual appointment with a HIICAP counselor.

Lime Hollow Nature Center

October 6, Book with Nature

6:30 pm, Lime Hollow Education Center, 3277 Gracie Rd. Liz Sharp, longtime resident artist and enthusiast of the Finger Lakes area, will guide participants in making a book exploring and using nature. Book covers, paper, and materials for an accordion-style book will be provided. Bring your own ideas, pressed leaves from your favorite plants, and other materials as well, to incorporate into the book. People of all ages and stages are welcome. Children also will enjoy this activity, but they should bring an adult to share the fun. Members free, non-members $5. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email, or visit

Cortland City Seal

Second Round of "Microenterprise Funding"

Apply by November 2. The City of Cortland was awarded funding to assist existing or start-up microentprises located or wishing to locate in the City in December of 2014. The funding was awarded by New York State Homes and Community Renewal under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program. The first round of projects was approved by the City in July. There are still funds remaining in the Program, which the City hopes to award in December 2015. Read more >>

Cortland City Seal

Energy ChallengeEnergy Challenge Program

The typical household in Central New York wastes about 30 percent of its energy consumption. The Challenge Team program is designed to reduce that energy waste.

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