Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

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SEPTEMBER 2015

August 26 – September 5, "Suds" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. This musical fantasy tells the delightful story of Cindy, a lovelorn girl working in a “Laundromat of Love”, where she is pining for the pen-pal fiancée who dumped her. However, her life is about to be forever changed when her two guardian angels magically appear to teach her about boys, true love and how to survive this tough, “fluff-n-fold” kind of world. This feel-good musical is loaded with good clean fun, bubbling energy, and more than 40 musical favorites including These Boots Are Made for Walkin', Respect, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Walk On By, Don’t Make Me Over and Where the Boys Are! Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

September 4, First Friday Art Event

Every first Friday of the month, featuring artists, art galleries, and musicians. For more information visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

September 5, Rummage Sale (benefit Cortland Community Center)

9 am - 3 pm, Cortland Community Center at the Rail Station, 90 Central Ave. Donations accepted (NO books or clothes please, we have a large amount of these items already). Bring donations to the center on Tuesday or Thursday between 10 am and 4 pm. For more information e-mail cortlandcommunitygroup@yahoo.com or visit www.cortlandcommunitycenter.org.

September 10 - November 5, A Matter of Balance

9-11 am, Marathon Senior Center, Brink St., Marathon. Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. A Matter of Balance 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 their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. Sponsored by Cortland County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Preregistration is required. A workbook and light refreshments will be provided.
Please call (607) 753-5060 to register or for more information. See Poster.

September 10, Suicide Prevention Walk and Resource Fair

4-6 pm, County Office Building Gym, 60 Central Ave. World Suicide Prevention Day. In Cortland County 18% of middle school kids and 17% of high school kids reported seriously considering suicide, according to 2013 CACTC Youth Suicide question responses. Come raise awareness, learn about local resources and connect with others who care about this issue. Live music by Clint Bush will begin once the walk has ended. We have invited organizations from across the life span to have tables at this event. Our hope is this will help launch a county-wide comprehensive approach strategy for suicide prevention. Free event. For more information call Shelly Smith at (607) 423-7472, e-mail ssmith@ccocc.org or ahuntington-ofner@cortland-co.org or visit Facebook.

September 12, Eagle Run 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run

JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Dr., 7:30-8:30 am, registration; 8:30 1 Mile Fun Run or 5K Warmup free for all ages; 9:00 5K begins. $25/adults, $15 for 12 and under. Register by September 1 for $5 off and free t-shirt. Childcare during the 5K is available for a small fee, and includes turf activities and a small snack., Pre-registration at www.jmmcomplex.com is encouraged. For more information call (607) 753-8100 or visit www.jmmcomplex.com.

September 12, 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk for Nepal

9 am, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street. The run will begin at the UPC entrance at the corner of Central Ave. and Church St. This is part of a long-term fundraising mission and money raised will be donated to the United Mission of Nepal for earthquake relief and rebuilding. Pre-registration begins in August: $18/adult, $13/child under 12. Week of registration begins Sept. 6: $20/adult, $15/child under 12. Call the UPC office for a registration form or visit the church website to download a .pdf (not available until August). For more information call (607) 756-5689, e-mail emilylane422@gmail.com or visit unitedpresbyterian.net.

September 12, Cortland Summer Stage

3-10 pm, Main Street. Local live music, vendors & exhibitors, featuring The Unknown Woodsmen, Merkley Morgan & Henderson, Molly & the Badly BENT Bluegrass Boys, Colleen Kattau, Quona Hudson, Rachel Beverly and more to be announced! Free event. For more information call (607) 591-7903, e-mail jane@cortlanddowntown.com or visit Facebook.

September 13, Water Festival and Picnic

1-4 pm, Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Free event features activities, games, displays, music with Colleen Kattau and Dos XX. Learn about eagles, weed harvesting, stream monitoring, water quality, solarization & more! Free hot dogs, chips and refreshments. Please bring a dish to pass. Sponsored by Cortland-Onondaga Federation of Kettle Lake Associations. For more information call Tarki Heath at 315-696-5262 or Tom Cappa at 315-696-6668, and please join our event on Facebook.

September 17, Health and Fitness Expo

3-6 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex. Health and wellness exhibits and demos, free health screenings, learn to cook health foods, door prizes, healthy refreshments, and MORE! For more information call (607)753-8100 x101, email recreation@jmmcomplex.com or visit jmmcomplex.com/special-events-2/health-fitness-exo/.

September 19, Cortland Tri for the United Way

Swim and bike or run and bike. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the United Way for Cortland County, for programs at its 14 member agencies.For more information visit www.doublekraces.com/cortland-tri-for-the-united-way.html.

September 19, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and 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 or visit www.limehollow.org.

September 19, Cat Show

10 am - 4 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Dr. Come and see over 200 cats (over 25 different breeds) being judged. Household pets are also allowed (must be spay/neutered and not declawed) - why not enter your kitty! Deadline is September 14. At 3 pm on Sunday, there will be a Spectator's Choice Award announced, so vote for your favorite. Agility Contest: enter your kitty for $15, or if entered in our show, then $10. Admission $4 (website and newspapers will have $1 off coupons). Under 5 free. For more information call (315) 446-5215, e-mail mpawz1@gmail.com or visit www.saltcitycatclub.org.

September 19, Mystery Dinner Theater by Acme Theater Company

6:30 pm, 3369 Walden Oaks Blvd., Golf Course Clubhouse, Cortland. Come enjoy the comedy in a mystery format, in conjunction with a delicious dinner. Their performances are extremely funny and fun to watch. There is a very real mystery, which each audience member gets the chance to solve. Dinner Choices are Prime Rib, Chicken Cordon Bleu, or Baked Scrod. Tickets $59 per person; call for availability. Send checks and dinner choices to W.O. Social Committee, 3273 Walden Oaks Blvd., Cortland, NY 13045. For more information call (607) 756-8676 or e-mail jsteedle@twcny.rr.com.

September 20, Cruze-In Car Show

12 noon - 5 pm, Groton Avenue parking lot. Music, food, prizes, 50/50 raffle. Vintage cars and motorcycles on exhibit. Free event, all cars, motorcycles, collectible vehicles welcome, any year, make or style. Bring your car, your lawn chair, your best girl and the kids. All proceeds will benefit the Cortland Elks Club Youth Activities Program. For more information call John Pinto at (607) 591-1048. See flyer.

September 23, Solarize CNY

7 pm, Virgil Town Hall. Cortland County Community Solar Workshop. For more information please visit www.solarizecny.org/cortland.

September 25, Harvest of Gold

6-9 pm, SUNY Alumni House. Evening of music, hearty hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar while honoring both Dr. G. Michael Maresca and Dr. Kirwin Gibbs of Cortland Memorial Radiology. Your ticket enters you into a drawing for 1 of 3 great raffle prizes! Tickets $55 each; only 250 will be sold for this event. Call 607-756-3757 or go to the CRMC website to order your tickets. For more information call (607) 756-3757, e-mail dsinsabaugh@cortlandregional.org or visit cortlandregional.org/giving-crmc/cortland-memorial-foundation.

September 25, Hot Tuna Acoustic Duo

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Beginning as a spin-off of psychedelic 60s band Jefferson Airplane by members Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen, the legendary blues rock American group Hot Tuna has worked on-and-off since 1969 to bring fans the best of both worlds in blues: spicy electric renditions and Americana-flavored acoustic versions. For more than four decades, the adored duo has successfully mixed Americana roots music with eclectic variations on blues and rock and roll. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

September 26, Pumpkin Run

9 am. The Fidelis 6 pack race series seeks to encourage healthier life styles and greater family wellness, and to promote recreational running as a healthy choice. Your participation enables the Cortland YMCA, and its collaborators, the means to support many services and programs that deliver healthier lifestyles to the greater Cortland Community! You can win 100s of dollars of prizes such as running gear! For more information call the Cortland YMCA at (607) 756-2893 or e-mail ymca@cortlandymca.org. Showers available at the YMCA after the race.

September 26, Cortland County River Cleanup

10 am - 12 noon, at ANY stream, river or lake in Cortland County. To register, please contact the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District at (607) 756-5991 no later than Friday September 18. Supplies and materials for each registered team will be available at the SWCD office from September 21-25. Drop off location for all refuse collected will be determined based on each cleanup team location.

September 27, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, 338 McLean Road. 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! For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

 

OCTOBER 2015

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 1, Workshop: Internship Opportunities
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

October 2, First Friday Art Event

Every first Friday of the month, featuring artists, art galleries, and musicians. For more information visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

October 3, Solarize CNY

10 am, New York State Grange, Clinton Ave. Cortland County Community Solar Workshop. For more information please visit www.solarizecny.org/cortland.

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. Crafters application now available on the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest web site. For more information visit www.cortlandpumpkinfest.org.

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 center4art.org.

October 11, Robert Frost Walk

2-4 pm, 338 McLean Road. Join expert naturalist John Gustafson for a leisurely hike to picturesque Chicago Bog along the Arthur M. Phillips, Jr. Memorial Trail (entrance located on Gracie Road, approx. 1 mile from the Visitor Center). The natural beauty of the autumn season will surround you as John shares his favorite Robert Frost poems. This walk is sure to inspire and entertain! Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

October 17, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and 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 or visit www.limehollow.org.

October 25, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, 338 McLean Road. 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! For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

October 25, New York State's Authentic Civil War Brass Band Concert

3:00 pm, United Presbyterian Church of Cortland, 25 Church St. Excelsior Cornet Band of Syracuse brings a program of Civil War music and history as part of the church's 190th anniversary celebration. Free admission. For more information call (607) 756-5689 or e-mail pifry1685@gmail.com.

October 29, Downtown Trick or Treating

5 pm, Main Street. Downtown businesses invite children to visit them for an hour of trick or treating before the Halloween arade. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email jane@cortlanddowntown.com, or visit Facebook.

October 29, Halloween Parade

6 pm, Main Street. Line up starts at 6 pm at the Elks Lodge, parade at 6:15 pm to Cortland Repertory Theatre for treats and costume judging results. For children under 18. Costume contest entry forms will be made available to Cortland County residents in September. No fee for entry. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email jane@cortlanddowntown.com, or visit Facebook.

October 29, Creatures of the Night

5-8 pm, 338 McLean Road. 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 or visit www.limehollow.org.

October 31, Halloween Party with Caravan of Thieves

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Driving gypsy-jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass, and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories by Caravan of Thieves. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles, and defies classification, while welcoming the audience to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps, and sing-alongs. The music of the Caravan of Thieves ranges from classic gypsy jazz with jump-blues-style vocals and dazzling guitar and violin instrumentals to a swing cover of a tune by the Talking Heads to a note-perfect rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

 

NOVEMBER 2015

November 6, First Friday Art Event

Every first Friday of the month, featuring artists, art galleries, and musicians. For more information visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

November 6-7, Reel CNY: A Festival of Shorts

Friday 7pm and Saturday 1pm, Theater at CNY Living History Center, CNY Living History Center, 4386 Rt. 11, Cortland. The Cultural Council, partnering with the CNY Living History Center and Cortland Free Library, is hosting its Inaugural Short Film Fest! Youth and Adult categories - Youth submissions will be under 5 minutes long, adult submissions are up to 12 minutes long. Entry deadline is October 1. Winning entries will be shown on opening weekend; all submitted films will be shown in November and December. For more information visit CCCC web site.

November 7, California Guitar Trio

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. The California Guitar Trio enthralls listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure. In addition to dazzling musicianship and interplay, The California Guitar Trio's (CGT) shows are full of captivating stories and humor that enable concertgoers to feel like they're part of the music, not just spectators. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

November 19-21, Loserville

7:30 pm, Cortland High School Auditorium. With an unforgettable cast of characters and a groundbreaking score that takes "geek" to a whole new pop-rock level, the smash-hit musical LOSERVILLE is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Don't miss Central New York's premier performance and find out for yourself if geek really is chic. $6 pre-sale, $8 at the door. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at Cortland High School or from any cast member. Tickets are also available at the door for all three performances. For more information e-mail sucarr02@hotmail.com.

November 21, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and 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 or visit www.limehollow.org.

November 22, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, 338 McLean Road. 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! For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

November 28, Small Business Saturday Downtown Cortland

All day, Downtown Cortland. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. For more information call (607) 591-7903 or visit Facebook.

November 28, Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. There’s something about musical bloodlines that cannot be denied. Amy Helm is the daughter of The Band’s Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus, and a lifetime of growing up around some of the finest American music ever recorded is evident. Her talent takes up where her daddy’s leaves off – her voice is an exquisite instrument and she is an accomplished drummer and mandolin player. She is a founding member of the roots band, Ollabelle, which has three acclaimed albums to its credit. Along with her late father, she brought to fruition the Midnight Rambles at the family farm in upstate New York, a tradition of loose and inspired jam sessions that continue to this day. Helm’s own folk-rock repertoire is soulful and deep and will feature her original songs as well as folk and rock songs that are steeped in her heart. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

 

DECEMBER 2015

December 4, First Friday Art Event

Every first Friday of the month, featuring artists, art galleries, and musicians. For more information visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

December 5, Wreath Making Class

3-5 pm, 338 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. Please call and reserve your spot. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

December 5, Holiday Gala

6-9 pm, SUNY Cortland Alumni House. Hors d'oeuvres, raffles, live music, silent auction. Tickets $30 or 2/$50. To purchase tickets call (607) 753-7363 or visit Access to Independence at 26 North Main St. All proceeds benefit Access to Independence.

December 5, Eileen Ivers Christmas

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Grammy awarded, Emmy nominated, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, guest starred with over 40 orchestras, original Musical Star of Riverdance, Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Sting, Hall and Oates, The Chieftains, 'Fiddlers 3' with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Regina Carter, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola, Steve Gadd, founding member of Cherish the Ladies, movie soundtracks including Gangs of New York, performed for Presidents and Royalty worldwide…this is a short list of accomplishments, headliners, tours, and affiliations. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.