Cayuga County Activity Events

Saturday, August 13 – “Second Saturday” – Aurora Arts & Design Center, 371 Main St., Aurora. Meet these artists & enjoy a special discount on their art during these two hours! Come meet Gary whose whimsical work delights collectors; Fran Rosenkrans and her bestselling beaded bracelets; and Ellen Wikstrom with her custom and original lampshades! 2:00 – 4:00pm. ALEXANDER MILLEN Sensational Mid- Summer Sales! Save from 10%-25% on all jewelry, furniture, crystal, ceramics, mirrors, framed wall art and vintage patio/garden furniture. 315-364-8005 or 315-364-5408
Saturday, August 13 – Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Route 90, Aurora. Award-winning storyteller Jay Stetzer will captivate all ages through a unique interplay of the spoken word, mime and audience participation in ’Bear-ly Serious Stories and Songs from Around the World.’ This program will conclude our summer reading program ’One World, Many Stories.’ Bring your favorite bear and a picnic lunch. 12:30pm. Come at noon to picnic. Free. 315-364-5437
Saturday, August 13 – Dragonflies – Master’s of the Sky – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Road, off Route 104A, Sterling. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an indoor presentation and discussion on the dragonflies of central NY followed by a hunt for these insect masters of the sky. Take a hike to wetlands and meadow to observe and identify these amazing flying creatures. 1:00pm. 315-947-6143
Saturday, August 13 – 2nd Annual Canal Splash Historic Canal Tour – Montezuma Historical Society. 3pm. As part of the statewide Canal Splash event, join the MHS on a day-long celebration of the Erie Canal sponsored jointly with Old Brutus Historical Society in Weedsport and the Lock 52 Historical Society in Port Byron. We will follow the Erie Canal westward through Cayuga County following water through the three canal villages. More more information with time schedules and details may be located at: 315-776-4656
Saturday, August 13 – Founder’s Day – History on Wheels – Downtown Auburn, Genesee St. Auburn’s Antique Car Club will be the focus; more than 50 other car clubs have been invited to participate. Hundreds of vintage cars will line the streets of downtown, while live bands, food vendors, artisan crafters and children’s activities entertain visitors. 315-255-4104
Sunday, August 14 – Carolyn Kelly Blues Band – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga. Izzo’s proudly presents ’Blues in the Barn’ with Syracuse’s Carolyn Kelly Blues Band, August 14th from 4 – 7 PM. My love of the blues has me pumped for what should be an awesome show at the White Barn Winery Performing Arts Center, aka the barn. Those who have lived the blues, love the blues. 315-252-2535 or 315-283-8095
Sunday, August 14 – Tour of Local Barns – Howland Stone Store Museum, 2956 State Route 34B, Sherwood. Buy a ticket in at the Museum in Sherwood and trace the history of barn construction as form followed function in this iconic form of vernacular architecture. Visit different barns from those on our 2010 tour to see how building styles changed as farming methods adapted to new trends and technologies in agriculture. Meet the proud owners and gain a new appreciation for the heart of farming’s economic impact on the lo

Sunday, August 14 – Owls: Rulers of the Night – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Road, off Route 104A, Sterling. Discover how owls rule the night by exploring their adaptations, hunting skills, where they roost and how to find them. Take a stroll through the night in search of the interesting and elusive predators. 8:00pm. 315-947-6143
Sunday, August 14 – Annual Pig Roast – Sterling Lakeshore Park & Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Rd., Sterling. Annual fundraiser with live entertainment, free. 315-947-6143
Sunday, August 14 – The Great Race XXXIV – Emerson Park, Route 38A, Auburn. Team triathlon for participants of all ages and abilities. The annual post race celebration is a much anticipated area summer event. All racers and volunteers are treated to a complimentary lunch, wholesome refreshments and an entertaining live band all within the setting of beautiful Emerson Park. Along with the racers, many area spectators and ’summer fun enthusiasts’ are always on hand to join in the fun. All races begin at 9:30AM. 315-252-7139
Sunday, August 14 – St. Francis of Assisi Parish Festival – 299 Clark St., Auburn. Featuring Italian & American Foods. Italian pastries, gelato, and refreshments. Children’s tent. 10:30am – 7:00pm. Free entertainment.

Tuesday, August 16 – Exhibition Highlight Tour – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Allison Graff, Program Director at the Schweinfurth, will provide a 30 minute overview of the current exhibitions. View the 3 – New York Prints of Mind: Prints from Universal Limited Art Editions, Jane Dunnewold: Sacred Planet, and Brian Roach: A Transgressive Look at Beauty. Tours at 12:30pm. Adults $6, members and children under 12 free. 315-255-1553
Tuesday, August 16 – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, East Genesee St., Auburn. Music – Mark Doyle & The Maniacs starts at 6:30pm. Movie – Despicable Me starts at 8:30pm. Free. 315-255-4737
Wednesday, August 17 – Tiffany Summer Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Noon. Lori Rhodes Pettit & John Gar Pettit. Piano Concert, free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Visit the Friends of Hospice Thrift Shop and the Literacy Volunteers of America sponsored Used Book Sale before or after the concert at Willard Memorial Chapel. 315-252-0339

Wednesday, August 17 – Summer Wine Dinner – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd (off Route 90), King Ferry. Wonderful food paired with their best wines, served at the winery in their transformed barrel room. Call for price & menu. Enjoy a talk about wines by the winemaker. Reservations required by Aug. 3rd. Dinner at 6:00pm. 800-439-5271
Wednesday, August 17 – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2011 – Market Street Park, Auburn. Quigsy & the Bird Irish Music – 6-7pm. Oswego Valley Fiddlers – 7-8pm. Free. Enjoy a beautiful summer evening outdoors. Bring your family and chairs, rain or shine. 315-252-7874
Thursday, August 18 – Free Concerts – Casey Park, 150 N. Division St., Auburn. Music by The Funky Blu Roots – starts at 6:30pm. Free. 315-255-4737