Skaneateles Activity Winter 2011

Skaneateles Activity Winter 2011

Sunday, January 30 Family Hour Series Songflower, Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee
St. 2:00 PM $5 per family (up to 4) (315) 253-6669

Thursday, February 3 Community Preservation Committee at Willard Memorial Chapel will
again hold ist annual funraiser Amateur Chef Night! Local amateur chefs will once again be
preparing and serving hors d’oeuvres, soups and desserts. Springside Inn will be preparing the
entrees. All items will be served from stations so guests can mingle and choose their favorites.
This year a new feature has been added. Local chefs who have moved to the professional world
will demonstrate preparation of their signature dishes on the stage at Springside in a “Food
Network” like setting. These dishes will also be on the menu. Wine tasting by Dr. Frank’s Vinifera
Wine Cellars, music by Louis Nocilly & Jazzitude, Silent Auctions, and Raffles will round out the
evening. 6:00 PM at the Springside Inn Tickets: $40.00 each

Friday, February 4 FIRST FRIDAY: Snake Oil Glassworks is holding its first fundraiser. 5:00
PM – 9PM. “Blowin’ Red for the American Heart Assn.” We will be making red items that night
and also having a live auction on items as they are being made in the studio. Where we need
some help is the silent auction. Would you be willing to donate an item to our silent auction? Phil
will also be making red bowls that we can use to put some of the silent auction items in. Please
contact Peg or Phil at the studio 685-5091 or 436-0994 – cell or email – Check out all the details on our website – Come and enjoy some red food and drinks.

Friday, February 4 is National Wear Red Day. Heart disease remains the leading cause of
death for American women. Wear red February 4th to encourage the awareness of heart disease
and stroke. More information is available at the American Heart Association, or Women’s

Sunday, February 13 Dinner Theater returns to the Springside Inn. “I Love You, Your
Perfect, Now Change” Doors Open at 3:00 pm; Dinner Begins at 3:30 pm. Entree’ Selections
Include: Chicken Farce, Roast Sirloin of Beef, and Baked Scrod All inclusive price of $45.00 per
person (includes salad, rolls, dinner and dessert!!) Call us for information at (315) 252-7247 or
email us at

Monday, February 14 – Valentine Dinner Celebration – Come with a spouse, a friend or
friends or by yourself to celebrate this Feast of St. Valentine and the gifts of love we experience
in our lives. Our Chef Brian and his wonderful staff will once again prepare a special dinner for
our guests. There will be live entertainment provided and as always some special surprises!
This event has sold out in past years so be sure to make your reservations early! Dinner will be
served at 6:00. Offering: $25 per person. Stella Maris Retreat Center, 130 E. Genesee St.
(315) 685-6836

The Skaneateles Ski Hill was recognized in The New York State Ski Blog Harvey Road. Visit for the full article.
The Mirbeau Inn & Spa has been nominated for Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards
2011!” People vote for their favorites amongst all those that Travel and Leisure chose. This will
be great PR for Skaneateles as well as Mirbeau. It only takes a few minutes to vote – at the
following link: The voting period ends at the end of

Beginning March 1, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney will be at their new location 3 Fennell
Street (Old Stone Mill Building), 1st Floor (315) 685-0475

Bottle and Can redemption center now located in the Hilltop Plaza, 813 W. Genesee St. no
sorting necessary – any quantity accepted. Open Wed – Fri Noon – 6:00 PM; Sat & Sun 10:00
AM – 4:00 PM. Closed Mon. & Tues. Earn 7 cents per return if payment is taken in the form of a
Hilltop Rest/Cedar House Bowling Center gift card!

Looking for something outdoors to do? Baltimore Woods, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus has
events planned for December. Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday
10am-4pm, closed Sundays. The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from
dawn to dusk. Visit for more information. (315) 673-1350.
Auburn YMCA-WEIU, Skaneateles YMCA & have partnered together to offer seven
year olds free swim lessons in 2011. If you have a seven years old during any part of a swim lesson
session, then your child may take that session for free! There are typically six swim lesson sessions in
a year, so that is six possible free sessions! See the current program brochure for dates and
times of lessons at each site (Auburn Y, Skaneateles Y or Casey Park Pool). Member Services
at either YMCA can answer your questions and complete your registration. Auburn (315) 253-5304
or Skaneateles (315) 685-2266.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa is now serving a Sunday Brunch from 11:30am – 3:00pm. Buffet items
include: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Potatoes, Fruit, House-made Pastries, Salads,
Desserts AND MORE! $25 Adults, $12 Ages 6-12, 5 & Under FREE. (315) 685-5006 or online

Professional Office Space for rent in the Sherwood House, 32 E. Genesee St., over looking
Skaneateles Lake. Utilities included. Contact: William Wittlin, MD Phd at (315) 685-0280
Retail Business for Sale: The Hitching Post Gift Shop located at 7 Jordan St., is for sale.
Sherrie Horrocks, the owner is ready to retire. Call Sherrie at (315) 685-7304
Professional Office space for rent -725 sq ft, utilities included, located in the Skaneateles
Professional Building, 1342 New Seneca Turnpike, Skaneateles. Contact: Casey Bobowski at
Professional Office Space available at Custom Business Services coop. Excellent
opportunity for small business to get all the benefits that a larger businesses enjoy without all
the overhead (Reception area, upscale conference room, professional presentation/training
room, kitchen access, free parking, etc). Interested persons contact Kim Manrow at (315) 258-
$3.00 Burgers every Thursday at Johnny Angels Heavenly Burgers.
(315) 685-0100. Can’t beat the taste….can’t beat the price! Try one today. Join Johnny Angels
on Facebook!
Thru April – John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open 10 AM – 3 PM on Thrusday and Friday . Call
the Skaneateles Library at (315) 685-5135 or visit for more information
Thru January – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn will be open on Thursday
and Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM and other times by appointment. (315) 252-0379.
Thru January 9, 2011 – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.
Annual display Quilts=Art=Quilts Closed Monday. Tuesday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. Sunday 1
pm – 5 pm. $6 admission fee for adults. 12 and under free. Group
discounts available. (315) 255-1553
Thru February 25, 2011 – 3 Holly Knott : Paintings with a Fabric Palette Contemporary Art
Quilts on Exhibit January 3 — February 25, 2011 In the Weeks Art Gallery at Baltimore Woods
Knott’s solo exhibition at Baltimore Woods focuses on themes inspired by the natural world. With
the innovative use of material, texture and color, Knott is in the company of quilt makers who
work to expand the definition of quilt making from craft to fine art. Artwork in the gallery and in
the gift shop is available for purchase. The gallery is open M-F 9am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-
4pm. Scheduled events may sporadically limit access to the gallery. (315) 673-1350
Thru April – The Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery, located at 28
Hannum St. is open Fridays 1 – 4 PM or by appointment. Call (315) 685-1360 Closed New
Year’s Eve
Every Tuesday – Senior Moments at Baltimore Woods Nature Center. A Program for adults
w/ talks, snacks and hikes. 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Members free; non members $3.00. Visit for several other outdoor activities. To register, call (315) 673-1350
First Wednesday of the month PITCH (Monthly roundtable gatherings for women
entrepreneurs & women in business). Meeting will be held in the Training Center of Custom
Business Services, 360 Grant Ave, Auburn 5:15 PM. PITCH Networking; 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
PITCH meeting. $10.00/person, registration required. Light refreshments will be served. Bring a
“first-time” friend at no cost . . . call (315) 258-8780 to register.
First Wednesday of the month Peregrine Homecare Services holds an Alzheimer’s Support
Group on the 1st Wed. of each month at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St. from 6:00 – 7:30
PM. Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved one to the Athenaeum for dinner and activity at
the same time for a reprieve during the meeting. (315) 685-5170
Every Friday and Saturday through April – Baltimore Woods is partnering with Cornell Lab of
Ornithology to collect important data about birds. Become a citizen scientist by spending a few
moments recording which birds are visiting the Baltimore Wood feeders and contribute to bird
conservation efforts. 10 AM – 3 PM. Call ahead to confirm availability; occasionally events may
limit access. Donations appreciated. (315) 673-1350
Enjoy your day!
Candace Searing
Administrative Specialist
Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
(315) 685-0552
P.O. Box 199
22 Jordan Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152