OFFICE OF TOURISM
131 GENESEE STREET
AUBURN, NY 13021
CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING
Wednesday, April 27 – Sunday, May 29 – Made in NY – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205
Genesee St., Auburn. Annual juried exhibit of NYS artists. Exhibited works typically
include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture created within the last
three years. Suggested adult admission $3. Members/Children under 12 Free.
www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
Wednesday, April 27 – Sunday, May 1 – Two Hundred Years of Partnership: First
Presbyterian Church and the Community – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St.,
Auburn. The exhibition, features photographs, paintings, documents and mementos from
the Church dating back to 1811. The show traces the important people, places and events
that defined the institution from when it first opened on North and Fulton streets, to when the
steeple came down on the second building in 1973, to its modern facility on South Street.
www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum (315) 253-8051
Wednesday, April 27 – Element’s Salon 2011 FASHION SHOW Benefit – Auburn Public
Theater, 8 Exchange St. Auburn. Featuring Aveda’s spring hair and make-up collection,
plus fashions by Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein, The Loft and Jones of New York. Hors D’oeuvres,
desserts and cash bar. Tickets are $15 at the door; $12 with ’recycled’ career clothing
donation to Attire for Hire, all proceeds donated to Environmental Advocates of NY.
Wednesday, April 27 – The Lake of Dreams: One Writer’s Journey – Cayuga Co. Community
College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Kim Edwards, award-winning author, Skaneateles
native and Cayuga Community College alumna will be speaking on her latest book released
in January 2011. Also author of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter and The Secrets of a Fire
King. A supply of her books will be available to purchase & for Kim to autograph after the
lecture. Admission is free. 7pm. www.cayuga-cc.edu (315) 255-1743
Wednesday, April 27 – Last Wednesday Poetry Read – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange
St., Auburn. Relax in a comfortable atmosphere, share your work with other poetry lovers
and enjoy creative discussion and feedback. Wine/beer cash bar for those with proper I.D.
$2 suggested donation at the door. 7:30 PM. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Wednesday, April 27 – Take Back the Night – Auburn City Hall, 24 South St., Auburn. An
annual gathering of concerned citizens who believe that our community should be free of
violence. Cayuga Community College Jazz Combo @ 5:45pm. March begins @ 6pm –
Rally begins @ 6:30pm in front of Auburn City Hall. Also featuring Author, Cathy Brochu,
Wells College singers, & a self defense demonstration. (315) 253-9795
Thursday, April 28 – William Henry Seward’s Remarkable Plan to Save the Nation from the
Civil War – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. April 2011 marks the
beginning of a four year celebration across the United States honoring the 150th
anniversary of the Civil War. Seward House launches its festivities with a lecture by historian
Larry Denton on Thursday April 28th at 7 pm at the Auburn Public Theater. Denton’s talk,
William H. Seward’s Remarkable Plan to Save the Nation from Civil War, explores Seward’s
attempts to keep the country intact as war approached. Free. www.auburnpublictheater.org
Friday, April 29 – Saturday, April 30 – Two-Day Garden Event – MacKenzie-Childs, 3260
State Route 90, Aurora. Garden sale – 20% off all garden decor. Free garden tours – 2pm
& 4pm. Village Outpost now open. Farmhouse tours. Watch pottery painting 12-4pm.
Enjoy champagne & dessert. www.mackenzie-childs.com (315) 364-6118
Friday, April 29 – Saturday, April 30 – Film “I Am” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange
St., Auburn. ’I AM’ is an entertaining non-fiction film that poses two provocative questions:
what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker is Tom
Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind
“Ace Ventura”,’The Nutty Professor,’ and ’Bruce Almighty’. Apr. 29, 1pm & 8pm, Apr. 30,
8pm. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315-253-6669)
Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1 – 19th Annual Wine & Herb Festival – King Ferry Winery &
Long Point Winery, Cayuga Wine Trail, NY – It’s time to think SPRING as you receive an
herb or veggie plant from each winery along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Sample herb
prepared edibles paired with fine wines. Souvenir wine glass and recipes are included. Enter
a Grow & Show contest. Prizes. Fri. 1PM – 5PM, Sat. & Sun. 10AM – 6PM. Advance tickets:
Single $ 35.00, Couple $ 50.00. Tickets at the door: Single $ 40.00, Couple $ 55.00.
Designated Driver: Single $ 30.00, Couple $ 45.00.
http://www.cayugawinetrail.com/cwt_register.taf (800) 684-5217
Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1 – Lake Ontario Counties’ Spring Fishing Derby – Lake
Ontario, Fair Haven. Adult and youth derby, categories include salmon, brown, lake or
rainbow/steelhead trout and walleye, $10,000 grand prize, adults $30, youth $15.
www.loc.org (888) 733-5246
Saturday, April 30 – PAMPER & REJUVENATE Event – The Center, 1 Hoffman St., Auburn.
For $35, an individual can enjoy up to four services, including mini acupuncture treatments,
lip or eyebrow waxing, a 30-minute Zumba class, Reiki treatments, chair massage, paraffin
hand dip treatment, mini facials, chiropractic evaluations and body, mind or medicine
treatments. 10am – 2pm. www.thecenter4wellness.com 315-704-0319
Sunday, May 1 – Artist Talks – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St.,
Auburn. Exhibiting artist Laura Jackett, a photographer from Rochester, NY will be give
an artist talk on Sunday, May 1 at 2pm. Come learn about her artwork, process and
background. Suggested admission to the Made in NY 2011 exhibition is $3 per adult; Members
and children 12 & under are free. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
Sunday, May 1 – Book Event – The Madness of Mary Lincoln – Cayuga Museum, 203
Genesee St., Auburn. Presentation by Historian & Author Jason Emerson from 2-4pm.
Lecture, discussion, book signing & raffle. Presale tickets $5 at the Downtown Books &
Coffee. $10 at the door. Sponsored by NAMI Cayuga County.
www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum (315) 253-8051
Thursday, May 5 – Plays & Poetry for Literacy – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St.,
Auburn. Poetry & Play Readings to raise literacy awareness. Doors open at 7pm.
Donations gratefully accepted – 50/50 raffle drawing, cash bar and refreshments available.
If you would like to share your work, please call Elisa Hunt 315-253-5241. Pre-registration
is required before 5/1/11. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-5241
Friday, May 6 – Guitarists Mark Mazengarb & Loren Barrigar – Auburn Public Theater, 8
Exchange St., Auburn. As one of the founders of the Syracuse-based Guitar League,
Loren Barrigar has been instrumental in bringing the joy of guitar playing to hundreds of
amateur musicians. He has exceptional clean technique, sensitive timing and fluid phrasing.
Mark Mazengarb is an award winning professional musician and guitarist currently based in
Auckland, New Zealand. 8pm. $12 advance tickets, $15 at the door.
www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7 – Bling Thing – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St.,
Auburn. Contests & prizes. Wear as much bling as you possible can…bling your skates,
your clothes… Bedazzle them and win! 5/6 – 6-8:30pm, 5/7 – 1-3:30pm.
www.reva-rollerdrome.com (315) 252-8225
Friday, May 6 – The Cara-Thon – Deauville Island, Emerson Park, East Lake Rd., Auburn.
The Cara-Thon is a One Mile Family Fun Run/Walk being held Friday May 6th at Emerson
Park, Auburn, NY. Check-in 4:30PM. Run @ 6:00PM. Walk @ 6:15PM. Balloon release to
kick off event! There will be food, music and family entertainment including bouncy houses,
face painting and raffles. 4:30pm. Pre-registration: Individual $15pp/ Family Rate/ $10pp
Event Day Registration: $20pp/ Family Rate $15pp www.thecarathon.com (315) 391-4155
Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7 – Film: Rabbit Hole – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange
St., Auburn. “One of the top ten movies of the year”, per Time Magazine. Rabbit Hole,
based on the Tony-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire and deftly directed by John
Cameron Mitchell, is a moving, dark character study of what happens to a happily married
couple who suddenly lose the love of their life, their 4-year-old son. May 5th, 1pm & 8pm.
May 6th, 8pm. Tickets $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Friday, May 6 – Sunday, May 8 – 19th Annual Wine & Herb Fest – King Ferry Winery, Long
Point Winery & Cayuga Wine Trail. 19th Annual Wine & Herb Festival – King Ferry
Winery & Long Point Winery, Cayuga Wine Trail, NY – It’s time to think SPRING as you
receive an herb or veggie plant from each winery along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.
Sample herb prepared edibles paired with fine wines. Souvenir wine glass and recipes are
included. Enter a Grow & Show contest. Prizes. Fri. 1PM – 5PM, Sat. & Sun. 10AM – 6PM.
Advance tickets: Single $ 35.00, Couple $ 50.00. Tickets at the door: Single $ 40.00, Couple
$ 55.00. Designated Driver: Single $ 30.00, Couple $ 45.00.
http://www.cayugawinetrail.com/cwt_register.taf (800) 684-5217
Saturday, May 7 – Cayuga Museum 75th Dinner Anniversary Celebration – Auburn Holiday
Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. Dinner celebration and silent auction starts at 6:30. Call the
museum to purchase tickets or for more information. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum
Saturday, May 7 – Peter Mack’s Really Real Jazz – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St.,
Auburn. Auburn Public Theater wraps up its NYSCA Music Series with Peter Mack’s Really
Real Jazz. Peter Mack has put together a dynamic sextet utilizing two of Auburn’s own.
David CasTiglione and Jerry Hilliker return for a night of hard-hitting jazz. Famed performer
Harvey Sorgen (Hot Tuna, Paul Simon) will make the trip from NYC to perform and Joe
Carello, Syracuse’s top saxman, will round out the group. This performance is a MUST SEE
for jazz fans! 8pm. $15/advance tickets. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Saturday, May 7 – Speaking for Themselves: Women of Seward House – Seward House,
33 South St. Auburn. See the Seward House through the eyes of the Seward women.
Using original family correspondence and journals, the tour enables visitors to hear the
words and feelings of the nineteenth-century women of the Seward family and reveals the
significant contributions they made during their lives. 1PM. Reservations required. Fee.
www.sewardhouse.org (315) 252-1283
Sunday, May 8 – Mother’s Day Skate – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.
Moms skate for free! Mom gets a flower! And Moms get a month FREE pass for July.
1-3:30pm & 4-6:30pm. Admission $4. www.reva-rollerdrome.com (315) 252-8225
Sunday, May 8 – Drop-In Family Art Making – Wire Sculptures – Schweinfurth Memorial Art
Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Children and their accompanying adults are invited to
drop-in art making experiences. Projects are inspired by basic art principles, materials, or
techniques and will encourage participants of all ages to make art collectively. Stop in
between 1-5pm to complete a project. $5 per project. www.myartcenter.org
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