Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

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Cortland Walking Routes

CPR and First Aid Classes

Computer Classes at Cortland Free Library

Farmers Market Downtown:
June to October, 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesdays & Saturdays, Downtown Main St. between Orchard St & Court St.

AARP Smart Driver Classes:
Preregistration required. A six-hour driver refresher course geared for drivers aged 50 and older, but open to drivers of any age. This course is approved by the N.Y.S. Department of Motor Vehicles for points & insurance reduction. For more information call the Cortland County Health Dept. at (607) 758-5509 or email rsvp@cortland-co.org.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
May 3 - June 23, 1-3 pm, Homer Senior Center, Homer Town Hall, 31 N. Main St., Homer. This 8-week class is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change environment to reduce the risk of falls, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. Preregistration is required. For more information call the Cortland County Health Dept. at (607) 758-5509 or email rsvp@cortland-co.org.

 

APRIL 2016

April 27, CCHS Lunch & Learn: "Rations of the Union Army"

12:10-12:50 pm, Suggett House, 25 Homer Ave. Civil War Re-enactor and SUNY Cortland intern Michael Barnes will speak about rations of the Union Army during the Civil War. Bring your own lunch to enjoy during the program, coffee and dessert will be provided. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit facebook.com/CortlandCountyHistoricalSociety/events.

April 27, Composting Workshop

6 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church Street. Join Master Gardner Claudia Hitt, Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialist, and learn about composting. Save money on trash collection and make your garden beautiful with compost. This is the first in a series of 4 Family Friendly Gardening Workshops. For more information call (607) 753-1042, email cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit cortlandfreelibrary.org.

April 29-30, Community Cabaret

Friday 7:30, Saturday 7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Watch local community members as they strut their stuff in the first ever Community Cabaret! Singers, dancers and more will take the stage at the Center for the Arts for two nights! Tickets are available by calling (607) 749-4900. $10 adults, $8 students (12-17) and seniors, $5 (6-11), and 5 and under free. Support the Center for the Arts and Miss Pride of NY.

April 30, Pre-Order for Lime Hollow Mother's Day Tree and Plant Sale

See listing below for May 7, Mother's Day Tree and Plant Sale.

April 30, Military Family Brunch

10 am - 12 noon, American Legion City Post 489, 212 Tompkins St. The American Red Cross will be hosting a free Military Family Salute and Reconnection Brunch. Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral David M. Duryea will serve as guest speaker. In addition to a complimentary brunch, attendees will have an opportunity to meet other local military families, learn about additional Red Cross services, as well as what services are available from other organizations. Entertainment for children will also be provided by Crossroads the Clown. This event is open to the public. RSVP to Thomas Margrave at (607) 753-1182 or email thomas.margrave2@redcross.org. For more information call (607) 753-1182 or email thomas.margrave2@redcross.org.

 

MAY 2016

May 1, Fairy Garden Workshop

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Make your garden sparkle with a unique fairy garden. Join Sonya Langan, for an afternoon of magical fun as you create your very own fairy garden to take home! All ages welcome. Members $25, non-members $30 (price per garden not person). Pre-Registration is required by April 27! To register email info@limehollow.org or call 607-662-4632.

May 4, CCHS Lunch & Learn: "Theodore W. Case: Father of Talking Movies"

12:10-12:50 pm, Suggett House, 25 Homer Ave. Please join author Toni Colella to learn how Theodore Case revolutionized the news and motion picture industries and how his legacy was lost in the frenzy of film history. Bring your own lunch to enjoy while you listen. Dessert and beverages will be provided. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit facebook.com/CortlandCountyHistoricalSociety/events.

May 5, SUNY Cortland Rock, Blues & Jazz Ensemble

Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. $3 General, FREE for Members! Tickets available at the door only. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

May 6, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

May 6, Mary Fahl in Concert

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based chamber-pop group October Project. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, and has written and performed songs for several major motion pictures. Tickets are $28 general admission, $25 seniors. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

May 7, Bird Hike

7 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

May 7, Mother’s Day Tree and Plant Sale

9 am - 3 pm, Lime Hollow Education Center. Buy native plants to reduce loss of biodiversity, combat exotic invasives, and support native pollinators. Lime Hollow is excited to be working with The Plantsmen Nursery in Lansing, NY to provide native trees and shrubs for sale in time for Mother’s Day. Pre-order by April 30. Pick-up of pre-orders will occur on the day of the sale. At that time additional native trees, shrubs, and perennials will be available for sale. A representative from The Plantsmen will be available to assist buyers. All proceeds from the sale will support programs at Lime Hollow. For more information call (607) 662-4632. See Poster

Trees for the Future: Maybe you don’t have the space in your yard to plant a tree, but would like to support our mission. How about participating in Lime Hollow’s “Plant a 1000 Trees in 2016” program? By donating $20, we will plant a tree on our property on your behalf. Your tree will grow grander and become a silent sentinel in Lime Hollow’s forest and for decades to come, active participants in nature's plan.

May 7, Paint the Town Purple

10 am - 2 pm, Suggett Park. Family event with live music, food, children’s activities, various vendors and community wellness groups. This event is dedicated to raise awareness of our Relay For Life event held in June, and the impact cancer has had on our community. Sadly, Cortland County has the largest number of cancer victims in upstate New York. For more information visit us on Facebook. For more information on the Relay For life Event visit Relayforlife.org/cortlandny.

May 7, Corn-Ducky Derby

11 am, Suggett Park, Cortland. The first 20 finishers win cash prizes ranging from $25 to the Grand Prize of $2500! Tickets can be purchased for a $5 donation before the race. Tickets are also available from multiple youth groups and community organizations, as well as (just about) every business in town! Sponsored by Cortland Community Service Club. All proceeds to benefit Cortland area youth.

May 7, Homeville's Cortland County Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

1 pm, CNY Living History Center, 4386 US Route 11. Please join us in honoring and learning more about 10 people who helped make our county and our country great! Admission is $5.00 for the ceremony, or $10.00 for the ceremony and tour of the museum, available at the door. For more information call 607-299-4185, email homeville@cnylivinghistory.org or visit homevillemuseum.wordpress.com.

May 7, Los Straightjackets & NRBQ

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Two of the greatest live bands in America join forces to bring you the rock & roll event of 2016: Los Straitjackets vs. NRBQ. There is no Pay-Per-View, and this bout will go the distance. Attendance is mandatory, and everyone will win. The legendary NRBQ — founder & driving force Terry Adams on keyboards & vocals, Scott Ligon on guitar & vocals, Casey McDonough on bass & vocals, and Conrad Choucroun on drums — released their latest studio album, the critically-acclaimed Brass Tacks, in the summer of 2014. “NRBQ is still liable to play anything. Roaring rockabilly, transcendent pop-rock, roadhouse blues, avant jazz – you name it.” —Minneapolis Tribune. Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of Ventures, The Shadows, Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the “Jackets” have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows. General Admission $28, Adult Members $25, Senior (60+) $22, Senior Member $20, Student $15, Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

May 8, Borg Warner YMCA Race Series

9 am start. 5K race series around the Cortland area. Registration available on-line at www.cortlandymca.org.

May 9, YWCA Annual Meeting

5:30 pm, YWCA of Cortland, 14 Clayton Avenue. Networking reception with refreshments, followed by meeting. Free and open to the public. Honoring staff, donors, and volunteers as well as accomplishing the business of the organization. Guest speaker will be Amy Dickinson, New York Times bestselling author, advice columnist, and NPR panelist. For more information call (607) 753-9651, email kelsey@cortlandywca.org or visit cortlandywca.org.

May 11, CCHS Lunch & Learn: "History of Lincklaen"

12:10-12:50 pm, Suggett House, 25 Homer Ave. Lincklaen Historian Melissa Losaw will discuss the history of Lincklaen. Bring your own lunch to enjoy while you listen. Dessert and beverages will be provided. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit facebook.com/CortlandCountyHistoricalSociety/events.

May 13 and 14, "The Night the Music Lived" (CRT)

7:30 pm, Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. The Buddy Holly Tribute Band "The Rave-Ons" return in this reenactment of Buddy Holly’s final concert in Clear Lake, Iowa. The concert includes a full band with brass instruments, and special guests “The Big Bopper” and “Ritchie Valens.” This is unlike any concert you've seen before! Tickets are $35.00. Refreshments and a beer/wine cash bar will be available. Tickets are $25.00; refreshments and beer/wine cash bar will be available. For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

May 14, Bird Hike

7 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

May 14, Eilen Jewell

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. As hard as it is to categorize Jewell’s music—terms like alt-country, roots-rock, country-noir, and Americana get used a lot—it’s even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter’s powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she’s singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well. General Admission $28, Adult Members $25, Senior (60+) $22, Senior Member $20, Student $15, Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

May 15, Toys for Tots Toy Ride

11:30 am, Court Street. A scenic motorcycle ride through Central New York, starting and ending in Historic Downtown Cortland on Court Street. Vendors, raffles, and live music. This event is the star fundraiser for Cortland County Toys for Tots that raises nearly half of the needed funds for our annual toy distribution to over 1,200 children in Cortland. Classic cars are welcome too. We also invite everyone to join us for the post-ride festivities at 4 pm. $20 per driver; $10 per passenger. Complete the Rider Form. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email toys4totscortland@gmail.com or visit our Facebook event page.

May 21, Bird Hike

7 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

May 21-22, Civil War Encampment

9-5 Saturday, 9-2 Sunday, CNY Living History Center, 4386 US Route 11. The Civil War is coming to Cortland! Live history—participating units and events include:

• Opening ceremony -- All units, artillery salute
• Infantry drill - 144th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
• Combined Artillery drill – Powhatan (1st VA) & Crenshaw's Batteries
• Cavalry drill by Ghost Ryders
• 26th Texas Cavalry (dismounted) drill
• Period music by Finger Lakes Fife & Drum Corps
• Presentations by Thomas Schobert as General Robert E. Lee, "Four Days after Appomattox" and Rich Gow as Gen Lewis A. Armistead
• Up to 3 people will have an opportunity to be “guest re-enactors” with the 144th New York. Email us before May 9 if interested.

Join us for this exciting & interactive event! Free for members, active duty military & children 5 & under; $10 for all others. Tickets available at the door. Saturday evening BBQ & Twilight Shoot tickets should be purchased by May 17 (limited number of tickets may be available at door). For more information call (607) 299-4185, email homeville@cnylivinghistory.org or visit homevillemuseum.wordpress.com.

May 21, Quilts, Music & Tea

1-4 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street. A quilt show, embellished with live music and refreshments. Free admission. For more information call (607) 756-5689, e-mail pifry1685@gmail.com or visit www.unitedpresbyterian.net.

May 22, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing, and a water bottle! Let us know if you plan on participating. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

May 23, Effects of Warming Waters on Harmful and Toxic Algae

7 - 9 pm, Tully High School. Presented by Dr. Gregory Boyer, Chair of the Environmental Chemistry Department at SUNY- ESF and Director of the Great Lakes Research Consortium. Pictures of Lake Erie and other NYS waterways covered with green algae have been prominent in the media. How bad is the algae and what can we expect as our waters warm? Find out from the internationally recognized, leading expert on this issue. Whether you are concerned about recreational swimming, fishing and aesthetics, or the impacts to our drinking water, this presentation will be enlightening and inform. Sponsored by the Cortland–Onondaga Federation of Kettle Lake Associations, Inc. C-OFOKLA is dedicated to the preservation of the kettle lakes, surrounding waters and watershed regions in Cortland and Onondaga Counties. Free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged to ensure your seat. Please visit cofokla.org/events to register.

May 28, Bird Hike

7 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

 

JUNE 2016

June 3, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

June 4, Fishing Derby

11 am, Durkee Pond, Rt. 11, Homer. Enjoy an exciting, fun-filled day outdoors and get hooked on fishing! Youngsters 15 years and younger are invited to test their fishing skills and win valuable prizes at the annual fishing derby sponsored by the Cortland Youth Bureau, Izaak Walton League, and the Cortland County Federation of Sportsman. Participants can register throughout the derby. There will be three divisions (Under 8, Under 11, & Under 15) and prizes will be awarded for the longest fish. For more information call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

June 4, Cortland Breakfast Rotary Emergency Services Day and Ride for Rotary

1-4 pm, (registration begins at noon) Homer Fire Station 45 S. Main Street, Homer. For Motorcycles, Classic and Muscle Cars and Road Bike riders. The ride benefits the Cortland County Regional Training Center, the sole center for training Cortland County's Emergency Responders. In conjunction with ride, bring your family and learn what the first responders in Cortland County do! Learn what happens when you call 9-1-1, participate in demos with the Cortland County Hazmat Team, 9-1-1 Center, take on the young firefighter obstacle course and more. Tickets for the ride are $25 and include the ride, t-shirt and dinner. Emergency Services Day event is free. For tickets go to www.cortlandbreakfastrotary.org. For more information call Don Richards at (607) 745-7779 or email cmetcalf@cortland-co.org.

June 4, Alo Brasil

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Alô Brasil, a Philadelphia-based Brazilian band, was born out of a passion for Brazilian music. Accompanied by stunningly costumed dancers, the band draws audiences into a "tornado of rhythm and sound." Not just performers, Alô Brasil’s artists are dedicated and experienced teachers whose mission is to communicate the energizing joy, the mind-boggling diversity, and the historical and cultural significance of Brazilian music. Through hands-on work with members of Alô Brasil, students of all ages and backgrounds begin to appreciate the uniqueness of Brazilian music and dance, as well as the underlying commonalties shared with North American popular styles. Alô Brasil transforms audiences into enthusiastic participants, and ordinary events into joyful celebrations! General Admission $33, Adult Members $30, Senior (60+) $28, Senior Members $25, Students $20, and Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

June 8 – 18, A Fox On The Fairway (CRT)

Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Golfer Jimmy DeMaret once remarked “Golf and sex are the only things you can enjoy without being good at them.” With that in mind, come join the “teed off” gang down at the Quail Valley Country Club as they prepare to take on their archrivals, the Crouching Squirrels, in the Annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament. With a sizable wager at stake, the contest plays out amidst romantic shenanigans, mistaken identities, a disappearing diamond, objectionable sweaters, and an exploding vase. This regional premiere is a charming madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair... with golf! For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

June 18, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. Hikes typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

June 18, Mystic Moondance – the Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer; doors at 6 pm. Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You’ll hear classic tunes - Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into The Mystic, Caravan - just to name a few. The show is packed with one VM classic after the next. Tickets: $12 General, $10 Senior. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

June 19, Borg Warner YMCA Race Series

9 am start. 5K race series around the Cortland area. Registration available on-line at www.cortlandymca.org.

June 20, Effects of Warming Waters on Farms and Farming

7 - 9 pm, location TBA. Amanda Barber from Cortland Soil & Water Conservation District, Mike McMahon from EZ Acres Farm, and additional speakers TBA. Farmers make their living from the land and are connected to it. They were the first stewards of land and water resources and continue to work hard to protect these for the next generation. Join our distinguished panel as they outline current thinking in farm best management practices to support environmental and economically sustainable agriculture. Learn more about the progress that has been made and the challenges that farmers face in a rapidly evolving environment. Sponsored by the Cortland–Onondaga Federation of Kettle Lake Associations, Inc. C-OFOKLA is dedicated to the preservation of the kettle lakes, surrounding waters and watershed regions in Cortland and Onondaga Counties. Free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged to ensure your seat. Please visit cofokla.org/events to register.

June 22 – July 9, West Side Story (CRT)

Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. American musical classic, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. In this breathtaking musical, two rival gangs struggle for control of their west side New York City neighborhood. Amidst the chaos, star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria find themselves wrenched between their worlds. Beautiful, passionate, with shades of violence and heartache, this innovative adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet still dazzles after more than fifty years! The treasured songs Something’s Coming, Tonight, I Feel Pretty, Maria and America have become classics in the American Songbook. For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

 

JULY 2016

July 1, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

July 4, Public Reading of the United States Declaration of Independence

10 am, Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer. Charles W. Jermy, Jr. and Charles W. Jermy III will present the historical background of the events that led up to its adoption in 1776. Those who desire to do so will be invited to read a short portion of the Declaration itself. Following the reading, the bells in the churches and other buildings surrounding the Green will be rung 50 times. All are welcome, families in particular, and there is no charge. For more information, please call Bud or Chip at 607/749-4365 or send an e-mail message to cwj1@cornell.edu.

July 7, Steve Daniels Swingtet

7 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music! Free and open to the public. For more information call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

July 13 – 30, A Chorus Line (CRT)

Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood, music by Marvin Hamlisch and Nicholas Dante, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and celebrating its 40th anniversary, this dazzling musical tells the story of the unsung heroes of the Broadway stage - the dedicated, talented and overworked chorus dancers. A nine-time Tony-Award winner, this musical and dance spectacular brings to life the dream, the thrill and the hope of the Broadway audition. With one captivating song and dance after another, this show is also a brilliant metaphor for all human aspiration. It features the classic songs What I Did For Love, I Hope I Get It, and the show-stopping finale One! CRT cautions that this show does contain adult language and situations. For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

July 14, Lucey's Hooch

7 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music! Free and open to the public. For more information call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

July 16, Ramp it Up 5K and Pancake Breakfast

8 am, Cortland UMC, 734 Rt. 222. Ramp It Up is a not for profit that benefits those who cannot afford or need help getting accessibility to their homes. This event will raise funds for the lumber and hardware to build these ramps. The walk/run will be held on the church's nature trails and surrounding roadsides. Following the 5K there will be free a pancake breakfast for the participants. For a small donation we invite the members of our community to join us. 5K run is $20.00 before July 16. Kids' Fun Run is free. Suggested donation for Pancake Breakfast is $7. Register now. For more information call (607)756-5426, email rampitup.cortlandumc@gmail.com or visit cortlandumc.net/5k.

July 16, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. Hikes typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

July 21, Ageless Jazz Band

7 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music! Free and open to the public. For more information call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

July 28, Grit N Grace

7 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music! Free and open to the public. For more information call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

July 29, 11th Annual Golf Tourney

11:45 am-5 pm (12:30 pm shotgun start) at Willowbrook Golf Club. A fun Friday outing of 18 holes of golf with dinner, prizes and more, to raise funds for a good cause. CPEF is a not-for-profit organization; donations are tax deductible, W-9 forms provided upon request. $75/person includes 18 holes, cart, dinner and prizes. To purchase tickets contact Tom Avery, Golf Committee Chair at TAvery@mobiusbiz.com or Andrew Polley, CPEF President, at spolley4@yahoo.com or visit cpef.shutterfly.com for registration forms. For more information call (607) 842-6843 (Anne Sabach, Vice President), e-mail asabach@frontiernet.net or visit cpef.shutterfly.com.

 

AUGUST 2016

August 3 - 13, Agatha Christie’s "Cards on the Table" (CRT)

Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Regional premiere of another exciting mystery from the world’s most popular author. Adapted by Leslie Darbon from Christie’s novel, this rarely produced Christie classic is sure to please the mystery lover in everyone! Mr. Shaitana is a strange and wealthy collector of various kinds of art. One evening he invites Superintendent Battle of Scotland Yard and crime novelist Adriane Oliver to a dinner party to view his latest “collection”: four people who have committed murder and gotten away with it. But during a game of bridge with the group, Shaitana himself is daringly murdered. The Superintendent sets out to solve the crime and must catch the murderer before they lay their cards on the table for the final time. The audience is challenged to solve the mystery before the killer strikes again! For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

August 4, Old Timers Band

7 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music! Free and open to the public. For more information call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

August 5, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

August 6, Cortland Arts and Wine Fest

10 am - 5 pm, Courthouse Park. Artists Prospectus and Application.

August 11, Molly & the Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys

7 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music! Free and open to the public. For more information call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

August 17 – 27, The Kitchen Witches (CRT)

Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Regional premiere of the piping-hot comedy by Caroline Smith. Imagine Martha Stewart and Rachel Ray in a knockdown, drag-out Battle of the Cooking Stars! Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two low-budget cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called “The Kitchen Witches”, the insults are flung harder than the food. Dolly's son, who is also the TV show’s producer, tries to keep them on track, but it's a losing battle – especially when the show becomes a ratings smash! For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

August 20, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. Hikes typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

August 31 – September 10, The Marvelous Wonderettes (CRT)

Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Written and created by Roger Bean and featuring the greatest hits of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. Take a trip back in time to the 1958 Springfield High School prom and meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including Lollipop, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid, and Lipstick on Your Collar. Then in Act Two, jump forward in time as the girls reunite to perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade as they sing “current” hits Leader of the Pack, Son of a Preacher Man, Rescue Me and I Only Want To Be With You! Featuring over 30 hits, this show is a funny musical trip down memory lane! For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

September 2, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

September 17, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. Hikes typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

September 24, Borg Warner YMCA Race Series

9 am start. 5K race series around the Cortland area. Registration available on-line at www.cortlandymca.org.

September 25, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing, and a water bottle! Let us know if you plan on participating. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

 

OCTOBER 2016

October 7, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

October 15, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. Hikes typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

October 23, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing, and a water bottle! Let us know if you plan on participating. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

October 28, Creatures of the Night

5-8 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Look out for our new creatures and locations this year! Take a guided hike on trails illuminated by jack-o-lanterns and meet some nocturnal creatures along the way! “Dan the Snake Man” will be on hand with some of his scaly friends. Also, listen to Paul Speight as he tells stories by the campfire and plays the didgeridoo. Fun for all ages! $3 for members, $5 for non-members, children 3 and under are free. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

 

NOVEMBER 2016

November 4, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

November 19, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. Hikes typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

November 20, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing, and a water bottle! Let us know if you plan on participating. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

November 24, Borg Warner YMCA Race Series

9 am start. 5K race series around the Cortland area. Registration available on-line at www.cortlandymca.org.

November 26, Lime Hollow Tree Sale Begins

Lime Hollow Visitors Center, 338 McLean Rd.

 

DECEMBER 2016

December 2, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

December 3, Wreath Making Class

3-5 pm, Lime Hollow Education Center, 3277 McLean Road. Embrace the holiday spirit as you make your own traditional holiday wreath. Use fresh evergreen boughs and other natural materials to create a one-of-a-kind wreath to complement your holiday decor. Please bring pruning shears, work gloves, wire-cutters and ornamental additions. $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Admission fee includes boughs, wire, ribbon and instruction. Limited seating. Please call and reserve your spot. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.