Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

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OCTOBER 2014

October 17-18, Spirits in the Castle

6-9 pm, The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins St. Led by experienced psychic Anne Knight, Spirits in the Castle takes you on a paranormal investigation through this majestic 19th century mansion located in the heart of historic downtown Cortland. $20 per person with all proceeds going to the continued restoration and preservation of the 1890 House Museum. Must be 12 & older. All those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no discounted prices for children. Places are limited and fill up quickly. To reserve your space for either evening please call (607) 756-7551 or email the1890house@gmail.com.

October 18, Janis Ian

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Music and lyrics are about life experiences and, as Janis’ life has been full and colorful, so have her songs as evidenced by her multiple awards, Grammy and Dove Award nominations and commendations. Her songs have been recorded by singers as diverse as Cher, John Mellencamp, Celine Dion, Hugh Masakela, Nana Mouskouri, Charlie Daniels and Roberta Flack. Adults - $33; Seniors $28; Students $15; under 18 free. For more information visit www.janisian.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.

October 19, String Fling

2:15 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street. Clinton String Quartet will perform a program of “dramatic” works for stringed instruments in a program especially designed for families, preceded by activities for children and followed by an "Instrument Petting Zoo" — a chance to take a violin for a test drive! Freewill offering with refreshments afterward. Fully accessible facility. No charge. For more information call (607) 849-4680, email officeadmin@unitedpresbyterian.net or visit unitedpresbyterian.net.

October 20, NYS Tax Freeze Program

3-5 pm, 2nd Floor, Downtown Partnership, 9 Main St, Cortland. Jointly hosted by the City of Cortland and NYCOM (New York Conference of Mayors). This seminar is designed to inform CNY local government officials of the rules, reporting and compliance requirements, and the framework of a Local Government Efficiency Plan imposed by the Tax Freeze legislation. Online Registration required by October 16.

October 22, "Making Your Home Safe and Accessible As We Age Gracefully"

11:45 am - 1 pm, Osborn Room, YWCA, 14 Clayton Avenue. Jeff Frederickson, President and Certified Aging In Place Specialist of Crown Construction will talk about ways to make your home safe as living needs change as we age gracefully. Free event, but registration is required as seating is limited. For more information or to register Contact Kelly Skinner at 607-753-9651 or Kelly@cortlandywca.org.

October 22, Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction

11 am, Cortland County Office Building Auditorium, 60 Central Ave, Cortland. 60 properties of all types throughout Cortland County and the City of Cortland. A complete list of foreclosure properties can be found at www.manasseauctions.com. For more information contact Manasse Auctioneers, Licensed Real Estate Brokers and Auctioneers, (607) 692-4540.

October 23, Creatures of the Night

5-8 pm, Lime Hollow Nature 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 www.limehollow.org.

October 23, Cortland County Music Faculty Recital

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. The Cortland County Music Teachers Association will be sharing their talents at the third annual faculty recital. Hear your favorite music teachers in a fabulous evening of beautiful music making. Free concert. For more information call 607-749-4900 or e-mail jrafferty@cortlandschools.org.

October 23-24-25, 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!. Non-scary preview night, October 23, 7-9 pm: Halloween in Wonderland. All Lights on - No Monsters - Trick or treat with some of your favorite Wonderland Characters. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Cortland Youth Bureau. For more information visit www.jim8ball.com.

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.

 

NOVEMBER 2014

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, 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 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.

 

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 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 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.