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OCTOBER 2014

October 24-25, Chiller Haunted House

7-10 pm, Burch Building, Suggett Park, Madison St. $1.00 admission - the haunt goes dark and the ghosts and ghouls come out to play! A portion of the proceeds benefit the Cortland Youth Bureau. For more information visit www.jim8ball.com.

October 25, An Invitation to a Community Conversation

9 am - 12 Noon, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. It has been 10 years since the Center opened its doors and much has happened both at the Center and in greater Cortland County. Now it is time to look forward to the next 10 years. As a key member of the Center's community, your thoughts on the Center's place in the community are greatly valued.

Moderated by Steven Butler, Executive Director of CNY Arts, we will begin with a general introduction and recap of the last ten years. Attendees will then break out into "brainstorming" sessions to discuss a number of topics relating to the future of the Center. Session topics will include: Exploring Programming and Performances; Creating a Path to Sustainability;
Establishing New Partnerships; Expanding Our Volunteer Base; Local vs. Regional Focus; Innovative Approaches to User Experiences. Refreshments will be available starting at 9 am. Please RSVP at RSVP@center4art.org.

October 25, Organ Concert

7 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Cortland, ("Old Cobblestone Church"), Church St. Featuring Armand Discenna, Stephen Wilson, Paulette Fry and Lynn Koch on the historic Morey and Barnes organ. This organ is recognized by the American Organ Historical Society for its superb sound and nearly original condition. Advance sale tickets online www.cortlandarts.com or at The Picture House $15, or $25 for 2, students free. Tickets at the door $20. Includes concert and dessert. Sponsored by the Cultural Council of Cortland County and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cortland.

October 26, Trick or Trot Costume 5K/10K

Registration 8-9:30 am, Race starts at 9:30, JM McDonald Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Dr. The Kid’s Fun Run is free, and the 5K and 10K both have a registration fee of $20 if pre-registered by Monday, October 20 online. The registration fee will be $25 on race day. All proceeds benefit the Maternity and Pediatric units of the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Goodie bags will be given to the first 250 registrants. Kids 14 and under in the 5K will receive a t-shirt. All courses are USATF certified and it will be timed according to Leone Timing.

October 26, Zonta Fall "Thriller" Fashion Show

12:00 -3:30, Tinelli's Hathaway House, Solon. Social Hour 12:45 -1:30; Lunch 1:30-2:30. Fashions presented by Bev & Co. and Lily Lanetree. Tickets $25.00. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Kelly Skinner at 607-753-9651 or email kelly@cortlandywca.org.

October 26, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Nature 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're planning to attend. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org or visit www.limehollow.org.

October 26, Don Slatoff Jazz Experience

3 pm, Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court Street. Don Slatoff’s Jazz Experience will perform originals, standards, Mingus, Monk, Duke, calypso, second line, freedom, and blues. Saxophonist Slatoff is an Ithaca native active in the New York City jazz scene. Joining him will be Philadelphia pianist Kenny “Swingin” Gates, Brooklyn double bass player Steve Wood, Syracuse drummer Jimmy Johns, and special guest vocalist Venissa Santi who is based in New York and Philadelphia. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Come to the post-concert reception and meet the musicians. For more information call (607) 756-5438 or e-mail wickman@twcny.rr.com.

October 30, Cortland County Halloween Parade

6:30 pm, Parade Line-up at Cortland Elks Lodge/Groton Ave Parking Lot Entrance. 7 pm, Parade marches the length of Main St. Costume Contest and Treats following the parade. For more information visit the Facebook event page or download the press release with details. NEW! Latest Press Release with prize information

October 30, Dracula - The Radio Play

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. In 1897, a new and dangerous fiend made his way into the consciousness of the planet, via the mind of Irish author Bram Stoker. In the story, Professor Van Helsing and a small group of men and women take on the mysterious Count Dracula in an epic tale of good versus evil, in a transcontinental adventure from Transylvania to England. Jim Greene and his troupe of actors, better known as Scarlett Rat Entertainment, will perform an adaption of this original tale in a made for radio format reminiscent of the 1930’s radio play heyday. The performance will be broadcast live on WXHC 101.5 FM and streamed on the Internet at www.wxhc.com. This is a free event and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 pm for our Center Social Hour with the play beginning at 7:00. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

 

NOVEMBER 2014

National Philanthropy Day - Biggest Giving Event in Cortland County!

The Cortland Community Foundation is offering all Cortland County charitable organizations a chance to win up to $10,000. Make donations to the Cortland Community Foundation for the benefit of your favorite 501(c) charities. Minimum $100.00 and maximum $5,000.00 donation per charity; there is no limit per donor. Donations must be received or postmarked no later than November 15. Charities will be eligible to win one prize. Get started today and be a part of one of the biggest giving event in Cortland County. Show your favorite non-profit organization how much you appreciate what they do for our community. National Philanthropy Day Flyer

November 1, Bistro Casablanca Night

6:00 cocktails, followed by dinner, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Journey with us for one magical night with the Tri-Cities Opera to the Casablanca Era with music from of the 1940's included Swing, Bobby Soxers and Pop, Big Band, Ella Fitzgerald and Scat, Crooners, Jazz, Singing Cowboys! Come and join the fun while helping our fundraiser for Center programming. Complimentary French 75 Cocktail served throughout the evening. Casablanca will be catered by "Linani's at the Manor." The main dishes include: Tabbouleh Salad, Schlada, Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna, White Fish with artichoke & zucchini, Chicken Tagine, Beef & Sweet Tagine, and Seven Vegetable Couscous. Seating is LIMITED! $60.00/person or $110/couple. To ensure your seat, please respond by October 24 at 607-749-4900.

November 1, Community Arts Challenge Deadline

A celebration fo the creative talent and spirit of Cortland County. Calling all local artists, choreographers, composers, photographers, and writers. Theme this year is "Joy." For information about entry requirements and prizes, call (607) 749-4900 or visit www.cortlandartschallenge.org. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts of Homer and the Cultural Council of Cortland County.

November 2, A Salute to Veterans Concert

3 pm, Grace Christian Fellowship, 1250 Fisher Avenue. The Cortland Old Timers Band will perform a varied selection of music, including works by Richard Strauss, Clare Grundman, Glenn Miller, Vaughan Williams, Gershwin, Sousa, as well as a medley of Service songs and patriotic tunes. The public is invited. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted and contributions of non-perishable food for local food pantries are encouraged. For more information call (315) 425-9224, e-mail eorourke@twcny.rr.com or visit cortlandoldtimersband.org.

November 2, African American Gospel Music Festival

4-6 pm, Brown Auditorium, Old Main, SUNY Cortland. Featuring the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers of Ithaca, Black Celestial Choral Ensemble of Syracuse University, Binghamton University Gospel Choir, The Promise Land Church of Syracuse and the SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir, directed by Dr. Baruch Whitehead. $5 adults; $3 students; under 12 free. Tickets at the door; Gospel Choir members; Sam Kelley at sam.kelley@cortland.edu; Africana Studies Department at 607 753-4105. For more information call (607) 753-4105 or e-mail sam.kelley@cortland.edu.

November 6, "That Stardust Melody" The Music of Hoagy Carmichael

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Attorney-at-law and composer of popular melodies, Hoagy Carmichael was an intriguing mix of contradictions who, when all was said and done, wrote as many classic American songs for The Great American Songbook as any of his great contemporaries. He may not rise to the level of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, or George Gershwin, but he’s a very short step down in company with Harry Warren, Jule Styne, and Vincent Youmans. Such songs as “Star Dust,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Rockin’ Chair,” and “Skylark” are among the great Carmichael standards that continue to survive, generation after generation. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

November 7, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community 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 visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or our Facebook page.

November 8, Starlight Gala

6-9 pm, SUNY Cortland Alumni House, Tompkins St. Live music, raffles, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction. $50 per person. To purchase tickets, call 607-753-7363 or email ajones@aticortland.org. For more information visit Facebook event page. Proceeds to support Access to Independence of Cortland County.

November 15, Crystal Bowersox

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Her rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes her one of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years. She has performed alongside everyone from Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, and Alanis Morrisette, to Michael Franti, John Popper and BB King. Adults - $33; Seniors $28; Students $15; under 18 free. For more information visit www.crystalbowersox.com. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Center’s website at www.center4art.org or by calling the box office at (607) 749-4900. If available, tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the performance. The Center Social Hour begins at 7 pm, offering desserts, coffee, tea, wine and beer for purchase as a fundraiser for the Center.

November 16, Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers Concert

3 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St. Choral group named for Ithaca Civil Rights pioneer Dorothy Cotton and dedicated to the preservation of the "Negro Spiritual." Free concert. For more information call (607) 849-4680, e-mail officeadmin@unitedpresbyterian.net or visit unitedpresbyterian.net.

November 22, Italian Dinner at 1890 House

5-8 pm, The 1890 House, 37 Tompkins St. Dine like a Victorian! Enjoy a home cooked Italian dinner and dessert in Cortland’s Castle. All proceeds raised go to the continued restoration & preservation of the 1890 House Museum. Tickets are $18.90 per person. (For a seat at the grand Wickwire Table, tickets are an extra $12.50 per person.) To reserve your seat, please call (607) 756-7551 or email the1890house@gmail.com Spaces are limited and go quickly! For more information visit the1890house.org.

November 23, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Nature 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're planning to attend. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org or visit www.limehollow.org.

November 29-January 3, Dollhouse Holiday & Toy Extravaganza

1-4 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Saturdays only. For more information call 607-756-6071, e-mail cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit us on Facebook.

November 30, The Delaney Brothers Bluegrass Christmas

2 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Founded in 1981, two-time SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) winners Delaney Brothers Bluegrass is one of central NY's oldest and best-loved bluegrass bands. However, their music is more than just bluegrass - it's influenced by many other acoustic traditions such as country, folk, gospel, and celtic. From the smooth, warm vocals of lead singer John and tight family harmonies with his son Jonathan, to Nick's smokin' banjo (and fiddle!) playing, fans are treated to a musical experience that puts a smile on their faces and sets toes to tapping! $10.00 at the door. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

 

DECEMBER 2014

December 5, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community 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 visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or our Facebook page.

December 7, Annual Wassail Celebration

12 Noon to 4 pm, The 1890 House, 37 Tompkins St. Experience the wonders and elegance of the Victorian Christmas this holiday season at the 1890 House Museum with homemade cookies, wonderful live music, and the beauty of traditional Victorian Holiday decorations. And don’t forget to warm up with our spiced cider wassail! Free admission. For more information call (607) 756-7551, e-mail the1890house@gmail.com or visit the1890house.org.

December 13, Jingle Babes

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Join the Four Bitchin' Babes as they deck the concert hall with songs and folly. Sharing musical traditions, shtick and stories of friends and family, malls and mayhem, and ultimately the joy that lies within it all. These four accomplished and seasoned musician-actress comediennes come together taking turns in the spotlight and filling it with whimsical songs and shtick, presenting the hippest and most luxurious girl group harmonies "evah!" Playing their own guitars, bass, piano, Irish Bodhran, and mandolin, this hilarious renegade sorority of gal pals use their elegant wit, sophisticated (never blue) stand-up humor, to create an amazing evening of Cabaret/Broadway 'esque original songs. Adults - $33; Seniors $28; Students $15; under 18 free. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Center’s website at www.center4art.org or by calling the box office at (607) 749-4900. If available, tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the performance. The Center Social Hour begins at 7 pm, offering desserts, coffee, tea, wine and beer for purchase as a fundraiser for the Center.

December 14, Children's Holiday Tea

2-4 pm, The 1890 House, 37 Tompkins St. Warm up with tea (or hot chocolate!) from our teacups, fill up on finger sandwiches, and save room for home-baked treats! An afternoon of stories, crafts and exploring the wonders of a Victorian Holiday awaits you at the 1890 House Museum. $15/adult and $8/child. Please call or email to make reservations... spaces expected to fill up quickly! For more information call (607) 756-7551, e-mail the1890house@gmail.com or visit the1890house.org.

December 18, Moondance

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Music of Van Morrison. Mystic Moondance is an eight member group of journeyman musicians. Fronted by Bruce Beadle, who has captured the unique phrasing and free form melody
styling that are the trademark of Van Morrison, the band consists of guitar, bass, drums and keyboard and features a three piece horn section. This is an energetic performance of songs from one of the most popular singer/ songwriters of the last century. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

December 20, A Christmas Carol Radio Play

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 South Main St., Homer. Adults - $25; Seniors $20; Students $15; under 18 free. For more information visit www.scarlettrat.com. Tickets available online at www.center4art.org or call (607) 749-4900.