Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

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Cortland Walking Routes

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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
This free 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.

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

September 22 - October 5, Car-Free Challenge

Walk. Bike. Ride the bus. Carpool. From 9/22 to 10/5 replace trips that you would normally take in a car by yourself. Register and log your daily activities to be eligible for daily prizes and the grand prize, a FitBit. For more information call Ann at (607) 756-4198 or visit www.carfreechallenge.wordpress.com. Sponsored by Seven Valleys Health Coalition and Way2Go Cortland.

September 27, Science and Suds: Saving the Monarchs

7-8 pm, Cortland Beer Company, 16 Court St. Join us to learn about the history and ecology of monarch butterflies, their current predicament, and future stategies if we want to conserve them. Is the current agenda of planting milkweed going to solve the problem? Presented by Anurag Agrawal, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Professor of Entomology at Cornell University. Free admission. Sponsored by Lime Hollow Nature Center and Cortland Beer Company. See Poster.

September 29, Author Visit with Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri

6 pm, Cortland Free Library Youth Services Dept., 32 Church St. Award Winning duo of "The Secret Pizza Party", "Those Darn Squirrels" and "Dragons Love Tacos" will join us for some fire breathing fun! The first 30 families will receive a FREE hardcover copy of "Dragons Love Tacos." No admission. For more information call (607) 753-1043, email cortlandlib-youth@twcny.rr.com or visit cortlandfreelibrary.org.

September 30, Slaid Cleaves

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. General $25, Seniors $23, Students $20. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

 

OCTOBER 2016

October 1-2, Great Cortland Pumpkinfest

Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm, Courthouse Park. Crafters, Children's Games, Entertainment, Food, Antique Tractors, Hay Rides, Tons of Pumpkins, Exhibits and Displays. For more information please call (607) 753-8463 or toll-free 1-800-859-2227 or visit cortlandpumpkinfest.org.

October 6, Cortland Old Timers Band

7 pm, SUNY Cortland, Brown Auditorium. Local community bands have a long history in the United States and the Cortland Old Timers Band can trace its origins to 1911. This concert, under the direction of Conductor Edward O’Rourke and Associate Conductor Michael Poole, will feature classic and contemporary band music. Everyone is welcome. No Admission Fee. Visit us on Facebook or visit us at cortlandoldtimersband.org.

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 8-9, Little York Fall Fiber Arts Festival

Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 3 pm, Little York Pavilion. Over 30 vendors offering unique holiday gifts, knitting & spinning supplies, felting, yarn, pelts, blankets, shawls, clothing, mittens, sweaters, sheep and more! For more information and a full list of vendors visit cortlandrep.org/little-york-fall-fiber-arts-festival/. $5.00 entrance, kids under 12 free. Soups/ Lunch/ Refreshments available for purchase; proceeds benefit the CRT Guild.

October 8, Shotgun Wedding

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Shotgun Wedding draws from a wellspring of country, Americana, alt-country, rock n’ roll, and the boogie-and-stride piano tradition. With reverent intentions and restless creativity, the five-piece band has boldly settled its own authentic homestead. The group boasts four very individual and accomplished songwriters and lead vocalists, and sumptuous four-voice harmony passages. The quintet has the rare distinction of being fulltime acclaimed musicians with impressive resumes pursuing a passion project out of sheer love of the music, their chemistry as a creative unit, and the deep bond of friendship they share. General admission $23, Seniors $21, Students $20, military and children under 18, free. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

October 12, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy and Henry Randall: The Making of a Family Defense"

12:10-12:50 pm, Suggett House, 25 Homer Ave. Richard R. Schieffelin explores the secrets of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings and the making of a family defense. Based on ongoing research for his biography of Henry S. Randall (1811-1876), of Cortland, who was the noted author of The Life of Thomas Jefferson (1858). For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit Facebook.

October 12-23, One Act Plays

Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. Get in the Halloween "spirit" with an evening of two thrilling one-act plays! Adults $32, Seniors and students, $30. THE RECEPTIONIST: A dark comedy by Adam Bock. At the start of a typical day in the Northeast Office, Beverly deals effortlessly with ringing phones and her colleagues' romantic troubles. But the appearance of a charming rep from the Central Office disrupts her friendly routine. As the true nature of the company's business becomes apparent, The Receptionist raises provocative questions about truth...and consequences...of secrets! Funny, intriguing and startling, this comedy is a unique kind of Halloween show, like nothing you've ever seen! THE BIRDS: A new thriller by Conor McPherson, from a story by Daphne du Maurier. The short story that was the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's classic film is boldly adapted as a gripping, edge-of-your-seat stage play! In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. When another refugee - the young and attractive Julia - arrives, their survival becomes even more in doubt when paranoia takes hold... an internal threat to match that of the birds outside. A fun, exciting thriller! For more information call (607) 756-2627 or visit cortlandrep.org.

October 14, Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Halloween Parade

5-8 pm, Cortland Elks Lodge, 9 Groton Ave. Proceeds support the tradition of the Cortland Halloween Parade, providing costume contest prizes. Spaghetti, meatballs, a fresh green salad, bread and light dessert will be served... maybe by your favorite comic book hero! In a hurry? ASK FOR THE DINNER TO GO! Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for youth under 12 years of age. Children under three eat for free. Visit our Facebook Event page for ticket purchase details. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email jane@cortlanddowntown.com or visit our Facebook event page.

October 14, Daniel Bachman

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Daniel Bachman is a six-string and lap steel guitar player from Virginia, currently living in North Carolina. Solo guitarists come and go and it takes Daniel Bachman, like John Fahey or Jack Rose before him to completely show you the power in one man and his instrument. Adult/General: $15, Seniors $12, Students $10. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

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 15, AppleJazz Concert

6 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Dinner buffet begins at 4 pm. Tickets may be purchased for dinner and concert, or just concert. The AppleJazz Band was created 32 years ago when Cortland native Charlie Bertini teamed with local Syracuse musicians Dave Hanlon, Larry Arlotta, John Kane and others to produce an annual summer jazz concert at Little York Pavillion. Over the years it has grown into one of the longest running continuous jazz events in the country! Tickets are $45 general admission, $42 seniors, $40 students. Military or veterans with ID and children under 18 are $8. For more information visit center4art.org/tickets.

October 19, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “Researching History and Genealogy in NYS Revolutionary War Land Grants"

12:10-12:50 pm, Suggett House, 25 Homer Ave. Join Michael Brewster as he explains how you can use Revolutionary War land grants to research your family history. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit Facebook.

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 25, Science and Suds: Mummies

7-8 pm, Cortland Beer Company, 16 Court St. Daniel Warne from Onondaga Community College will speak about Mummies. Free admission. Sponsored by Lime Hollow Nature Center and Cortland Beer Company.

October 26, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “Brownell Searching for Browns—A Difficult Family to Meet up With"

12:10-12:50 pm, Suggett House, 25 Homer Ave. Join Dr. Joseph W. Brownell to hear more about how he was able to gain access to members of Grace Brown’s family to learn about her life and the impact her murder had on her family. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit Facebook.

October 27, Historic Downtown Cortland Trick or Treating

5-6 pm, Main Street. More than 20 trick or treat stops and nearly 300 children participating! No charge to participate. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email jane@cortlanddowntown.com or visit our Facebook event page.

October 27, Cortland Halloween Parade

6 pm, Main Street. Parade registration and contest paddle pick up 5-5:50 pm at Cortland Elks Lodge, 9 Groton Ave. Parade line up at 6 pm. Parade starts at 6:15 pm. We invite all of Cortland County youth (18 and under) and their families to attend and participate in the parade as well as the Trick or Treating preceding the parade. Sponsored by the City of Cortland, Cortland Downtown Partnership, Cortland Elks Lodge, Kiwanis Club of Cortland, and Cortland Repertory Theatre. No charge. Parade pre-registration form saves time signing up day of event. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email info@cortlanddowntown.com or visit us on Facebook.

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.

October 28, Halloween Dance Party - Ghouls Night Out

7:30 - 11:30 pm, Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. Creepy, kooky and altogether FABULOUS Halloween Community Dance Party! Bring the whole family to boogie down to the greatest hits of the 70's thru today, with prizes for Best Costumes! Beer/wine cash bar. Adults $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. 18 and under, $5.00 anytime! For more information call (607) 756-2627 or visit cortlandrep.org.

October 28, Kevin Griffin

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Kevin Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as the singer and songwriter for the band Better Than Ezra. Since then he has penned singles for David Cook, James Blunt, Blondie, Shinedown, and more. To date, Griffin has produced, written, and co-written albums and songs that have sold in excess of 30 million copies. Tickets $28 general admission, $25 seniors, $23 students. Military or veterans with ID and children under 18 are free. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

October 29, Empty Bowls Dinner

6 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Support Cortland Loaves & Fishes. Your choice of hand made pottery bowl to enjoy a simple meal of soup and salad. Silent and live auction, door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Local artisan pottery. Donation of $35-$100 per person suggested. To purchase tickets, contact CLF board members, message on Facebook or call 607-756-6195 for advance sale tickets. For more information call (315) 569-8698, email mhaley01@twcny.rr.com or visit cortlandloavesandfishes.org.

October 30, Solo Handbell Concert

4 pm, United Presbyterian Church, Church St. Diane Dick, "handbell ringer extraordinaire" plays an entire set of handbells in a free concert for the whole family. For more information call (607) 756-5689, email pifry1685@gmail.com or visit www.unitedpresbyterian.net.

 

NOVEMBER 2016

November 1, Community Arts Challenge Deadline

A celebration of the creative talent and spirit of Cortland County. Calling all local artists, choreographers, composers, photographers, and writers to participate. Submissions due November 1. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit www.cortlandartschallenge.org.

November 2, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “A Bird’s Eye View"

12:10-12:50 pm, Suggett House, 25 Homer Ave. A bird’s eye view is a panoramic city map with its perspective from above. These maps were made of miniature sketches — hand-drawn — that when combined, showed an entire community in detail — every street and building. Popular in the 1880s, they were drawn by on-site artists, reproduced by lithography, and sold to the general public. Their purpose was to decorate Victorian parlors and to bolster a community’s economic activity. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit Facebook.

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 4-5, Late Nite Catechism 2

Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30 pm, Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. SISTER IS BACK in a sequel that is as funny and entertaining as the original! Yes, sometimes we feel guilty...because we ARE guilty!
$32.00 Adults; $30 Seniors and Students. For more information call (607) 756-2627 or visit cortlandrep.org.

November 4, Ben Sollee

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Kentucky-born cellist and composer Ben Sollee likes to keep moving. For listeners just discovering Ben’s music, you’ll find that there’s a lot more to it than songs. Like his contemporaries Chris Thile and Abigail Washburn, Sollee’s music is difficult to pin down, but also uniquely beautiful. As seen on NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert and Rolling Stone Magazine. Adult/General $22, Seniors $19, Students $16. Military or veterans with ID and children under 18 are free. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

November 9, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “Amelia Bloomer"

12:10-12:50 pm, Suggett House, 25 Homer Ave. Dr. Pamela L Poulin, Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University will portray Amelia Jenks Bloomer who was the first woman to own, publish and edit her own newspaper. Bloomer was born in Homer, and she and her family moved from Homer to Seneca Falls in 1824 when she was 6 years old. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit Facebook.

November 13, Duo-Organist Concert

3 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St. Music for two organists on one bench will be performed by Diane Ames and Paulette Fry in their 4th wacky musical duet offering. No admission. For more information call (607) 756-5689, email pifry1685@gmail.com or visit www.unitedpresbyterian.net.

November 13, Cortland Old Timers Band

3 pm, Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 1250 Fisher Avenue. End of season "Salute to our Veterans" concert. No admission fee. (Optional non-perishable food item or monetary donations welcomed.) There will be a reception with refreshments following the concert. All are welcome! Visit us on Facebook or visit us at cortlandoldtimersband.org.

November 16, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “Cortland County Sheep to Garment"

12:10-12:50 pm, Suggett House, 25 Homer Ave. Tammie Whitson, local shepherd and fiber artist will share the messy story of how she became an accidental sheep farmer in Freetown. She'll bring wool in various stages of process for participants to play with, and will demonstrate the path that wool must travel once it leaves the sheep's back on its way to becoming the beautiful things we use and wear. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit Facebook.

November 17-18-19, Lucky Stiff

7:30 pm, Cortland High School Auditorium. Fall musical presented by Cortland High School Theatre. Based on the novel The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or else his uncle's gun-toting ex! Featuring a tuneful Flaherty and Ahrens score, an ensemble cast of zany characters, and small rock combo orchestra, Lucky Stiff is an audience charmer. Tickets $8 at the door. For more information call (607) 745-1502 or email sucarr02@hotmail.com.

November 17, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Founding member for The Allman Brothers Band, drummer Butch Trucks is joined by Berry Oakley Jr. on bass and vocals. Berry’s Dad was the original founding bass player of The Allman Brothers Band and this union between Butch and Berry Jr. marks the first time in 45 years that an “Oakley” and a “Trucks” are performing together again on the same stage. Not only does Berry’s bass playing run in the same vein as his Dad’s, but he also does it with his Dad’s famous, one of a kind Fender “Tractor” bass guitar that was used on all the early Allman Brothers Band albums and tours. Tickets $32 general admission, $30 seniors, $28 students. Military or veterans with ID and children under 18 are free. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

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 19, Todd Meredith Unplugged!

7:30 pm, Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. Cortland's favorite "Buddy Holly" is back in a NEW and unique concert! Join Todd and fellow guitarist Jeremy Renner in an intimate, acoustic evening of great music - original songs plus favorites by Buddy, Elvis, Cash, The Beatles, Billy Joel, James Taylor and more! It's seeing and hearing Todd in a whole new light, in an intimate "in the round" setting. Beer/wine cash bar. $32.00 Adults; $30 Seniors and Students. For more information call (607) 756-2627 or visit cortlandrep.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 20, Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble w/ Guest Artist Jake Shulman-Ment and the Klez Project

4 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Founded in 2004 by ethnomusicologist Joel Rubin, CUKE has played the inauguration of Pres. David J. Skorton, the 75th anniversary celebration of Ithaca's own Purity Ice Cream, and many other university and regional events. A mixture of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, community members, and musicians from the central New York region, Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble is a student organization at Cornell University dedicated to playing and preserving the tradition of Klezmer music. Tickets $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. Military or veterans with ID and children under 18 are free. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

November 23, CCHS Lunch & Learn: “From John McGraw to Johnny Gee"

12:10-12:50 pm, Suggett House, 25 Homer Ave. Some of the greatest baseball players once played ball in Cortland County. Historian Tony Kissel will talk about ten of his favorites and tell you why they were important. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit Facebook.

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.

November 26, Holiday Shopping Day

10 am - 2 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Dr. Shop at JM McDonald with local small or home-based businesses on Small Business Saturday. No admission. For more information call (607) 753-8100, email events@jmmcomplex.com or visit www.jmmcomplex.com.

 

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.

December 3-4, Santa's Winter Wonderland!

Saturday, 10 - 12 and 2-4, Sunday 1-3, Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. Santa is visiting Cortland for two days in our "new" North Pole setting! Plan your holiday photos - kids, families, singles, couples, even pets! Photos will be snapped and emailed for your holiday greeting cards. New this year, activities for kids! Visit "Mrs. Claus's Coloring Casa", "Rudolph's Face Painting Barn" and "Frosty's Hot Chocolate Villa"! $10.00 per photo set-up. For more information call (607) 756-2627 or visit cortlandrep.org.

December 10, The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge

2 pm, Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. A live, interactive holiday performance presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company! The classic holiday story is re-imagined with just two actors and participation by the kids in the audience! A fun and funny retelling of this wonderful tale, just for kids - of all ages! General Admission $7 per person. For more information call (607) 756-2627 or visit cortlandrep.org.

December 10 - Tim Reynolds (Solo Acoustic)

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. With a musical career spanning more than thirty-five years, guitarist and sonic innovator Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches. Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds’ wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his acoustic or electric guitar. Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds’ music is inspired and authentic. Tickets $38 general admission, $35 seniors, $32 students. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

December 16-18, The Santaland Diaries (NOT for KIDS)

Friday & Saturday, 7:30; Sunday, 2 pm, Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. For those who like a little jeer with their cheer! This hysterical one-man show is based on playwright Sedaris's real-life experiences as a 33-year-old starving actor turned Macy's elf. It may be the holidays, but you'd never know it when "Crumpet" meets not-so-jolly Santas, grumpy elves, crying kids and annoying parents who test his last gift-wrapped nerve! With brilliant sardonic wit, we get a look at those people who dive into the holidays while totally mi$$ing the point! A co-production with Open Stage of Harrisburg. Contains mild adult language. Beer/wine cash bar. Adults $32.00; Seniors & Students $30.00. For more information call (607) 756-2627 or visit cortlandrep.org.

December 17, Miracle on 34th St Radio Play

7:30 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. In 2006, Scarlett Rat Entertainment began producing The Center of the Arts in Homer’s annual Christmas Radio Play. Adapting and directing classic Christmas tales from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to Jean Sheppard’s A Christmas Story, Greene utilizes all the techniques from the heyday of live radio including the Foley sound effects table, a live brass quartet, old-timey commercials, and applause signs. This is a delightful night for the entire family and has become a Holiday tradition at the Center for the Arts. Miracle on 34th Street is about a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus who is institutionalized as insane, but a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Tickets $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

December 18, Delaney Brothers Bluegrass Christmas

2 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. With dedication to their beloved bluegrass music, Delaney Brothers Bluegrass truly has yesterday's traditional sound; but they also have the sound of today! They put their own indelible stamp upon everything they perform. For they know what only true artists ever grasp - that music is not merely an exercise of the mind and fingers, but ultimately it is an expression of the heart. Join the Delaney Brothers for a special matinee performance of holiday classics performed in the Bluegrass style! Tickets $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. Military or veterans with ID and children under 18 are free. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

December 31, New Year's Eve Community Dance

Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. Ring in the New Year at the best party in the area while dancing the night away to the greatest pop hits of all time! Plus, you can stay warm inside on a chilly New Year's Eve and then have a front row seat to the Midnight Main Street ball drop and fireworks. Each hour brings a new decade of hit dance tunes: 8-9, 1960's; 9-10, 1970's; 10-11, 1980's; 11-12:30 Best Dance Hits of All Time Mega-Mix! $10.00 in advance, $20 at the door. Beer/wine cash bar. For more information call (607) 756-2627 or visit cortlandrep.org.

 

JANUARY 2017

January 20, Colin Hay

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the frontman, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”). Hay is justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he’s made 11 critically-acclaimed solo albums, including the highly successful Man at Work, and has recently announced the release of his new album Next Year People on Compass Records. The frequent use of Hay’s music in TV and film—including hit shows such as Scrubs (on which he has made several cameo appearances), Army Wives, and Modern Family, the hit soundtrack to the film Garden State and the recently released Words and Pictures—has proven the timeless appeal of his songs. General admission $40, Senior $38, Students $35, military and children under 18 free. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

FEBRUARY 2017

 

MARCH 2017

March 24, Francesca Blanchard

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Francesca Blanchard is a French-American singer-songwriter whose lyrics and melodies reflect her bilingual and multicultural upbringing. A graduate from Boston U., she has been gaining musical experience over the last few years, opening for Joan Armatrading, Suzanne Vega, The Parkington Sisters and others. Adult/General $15, Seniors $12, Students $10. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.