Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

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SEPTEMBER 2014

September 22-27, Red Cross Preparedness Week

10 am - 2 pm, Cortland County Office Building, 60 Central Ave. Also held at Community Building in Homer (behind Fire Department) and Civic Center on Brink St. in Marathon. At each site, visit a mini Red Cross shelter, learn how to build a natural disaster kit, receive a starter kit, learn about First Responders, and see how local agencies and organizations can help you prepare. For more information call the Cortland Red Cross at (607) 753-1182.

September 26, Harvest of Gold

6 - 9 pm, SUNY Cortland Alumni House, Tompkins St. Join us this year as we honor the Ames family for their leadership and service to CRMC and the Cortland Community. $50/person, limited to 250 tickets. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 607-756-3757 or email foundation@cortlandregional.org.

September 26-27, Attic Treasures Sale

10 am - 4 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Large variety of donated items, including collectibles and antiques, books, household items and more. Parking is on either Maple Ave. or Homer Ave., opposite the museum. For more information call 607-756-6071, e-mail cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit Facebook.

September 27, Stella D'Oro Lodge #1730 80th Anniversary Dinner

6:30 - 9:30 pm, Cortland Elks Lodge, 9 Groton Ave. 6:30 cash bar, 7:00 dinner. Italian Basket Raffle. $30 per person or $55 for 2 people. Last day to purchase tickets is September 15. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact The Parish Center at 607-756-9967 or (for more information) e-mail dquail@twcny.rr.com.

September 27, Tioughnioga River Anthology (theater production)

7:00 pm, Cortland Rural Cemetery, 110 Tompkins Street. Inspired by Edgar Lee Masters' renowned book of poetry, the "Spoon River Anthology" (1915), the "Tioughnioga River Anthology" was conceived and written by beloved Homer English teacher and theatrical expert Bill Whiting. Like its inspiration, tonight’s play offers us a series of life stories as told by the dead. Unlike Master’s original work — which was a fictional account of small-town America — Whiting’s "Tioughnioga River Anthology" dramatizes the lives of actual people who lived, and died, right here in Cortland County. Indeed, many are buried in this very cemetery. This particular performance of the "Tioughnioga River Anthology" is being produced by the Cortland Rural Cemetery in conjunction with the actors of the The Trope Troupe (based at the United Presbyterian Church) and student actors/musicians from the Cortland Jr/Sr High School. It is co-directed by Scott Gay and Benjamin Wells. $5 tickets are purchased at the door, but seating is limited -- so seats MUST be reserved ahead of time by calling the Cemetery office. For more information call 607-756-6022, e-mail contact@cortland-rural-cemetery.com or visit cortland-rural-cemetery.com/tioughnioga-river-anthology.

 

OCTOBER 2014

October 3, Pumpkinfest Pancake Supper

4:30 - 7 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St (next to Courthouse Park). All you can eat pumpkin or regular pancakes with sausage, homemade applesauce, oj, coffee or tea. $5 per person (Limit $20 per family).

October 3, 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.

October 4-5, Great Cortland Pumpkinfest

Courthouse Park, Cortland. Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm. SATURDAY: Pumpkinfest Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk/1 mile Fun Run, Cortland Fire Dept Open House, Ageless Jazz Band, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Jeff Love Band, Catskill Puppet Theatre, Tribal Revival. SUNDAY: Molly & the Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys, The Old Timers Band. Children's Games, Antique Tractors, Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Food, and 100+ crafters. For more information call (607) 753-8463 or 1-800-859-2227 toll-free, email info@experiencecortland.com, or visit cortlandpumpkinfest.org.

October 4, Tri-Cities Opera Children's Show: Pinocchio

2 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. For more information visit www.tricitiesopera.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 11, McGraw Pumpkin Launch and Kids Pumpkin Decorating Contest

10 am, Decorating contest. 12 noon, Pumpkin Launch, Clinton St. Park, McGraw. Kids can get a free pumpkin (while supply last) to decorate and then they can enter their pumpkin in the decorating contest. Build and enter a pumpkin launcher for the contest to see how far you can throw a pumpkin. Free park entry. To enter a launcher and get the contest rules, call (607) 836-6034.

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 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.

 

NOVEMBER 2014

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 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.

 

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.