Skaneateles, Cayuga Events

Wednesday, July 13 – September 4 – The Cost of Freedom: Cayuga County in the Civil War – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The Cayuga Museum honors the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with an original exhibit focusing on the experiences of local people during the conflict. The Museum’s own important collection of Civil War artifacts will be enhanced with treasured heirlooms loaned by local families: photographs, letters, uniforms, weapons and much more. A series of public programs all summer will expand the Civil War theme, watch for dates and times. (315) 253-8051

Wednesday July 13 – Sunday, August 21 – New York Prints of Mind Exhibition – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Contemporary Limited Edition Prints. . Curated by Joe Scala, E.D., Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Selections from the Universal Limited Art Editions collection. (315) 255-1553
Wednesday July 13 – Sunday, September 4 – Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals, New York-Penn League. 7PM start, Sun. 6PM, $. (315) 255-2489
Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, August 21 – Sterling Renaissance Festival – 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling. Make plans to travel back in time! Weekends only, Elizabethan festival with live theater, music, dancing, hand-crafted wares and games, 10am-7pm $. (800) 879-4446
Wednesday, July 13 – August 20 – Cooking with the Calamari Sisters – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St.,Auburn. Cooking with the Calamari Sisters takes place on the set of the sister’s fictional cable-access cooking show Mangia Italiano. The zany Calamari sisters take their audiences on a wild and laugh filled romp as they prepare their latest dishes while belting out all of your old favorites from Que Sera Sera to Mambo Italiano. (800) 457-8897

Wednesday, July 27 – Wednesday, August 17 – 42nd Street – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Rt. 38A, Auburn. The original song and dance fable of the Great White Way will be lively, lavish and spectacular; it has everything you love about a Broadway musical including incredible numbers, “We’re in the Money,”, “Shuffle off to Buffalo,” and “Lullaby of Broadway”. (800) 457-8897
Wednesday, August 10 – Tiffany Summer Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Noon. Donna Riester – Organ Concert. Concerts are 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 10 – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2011 – Market Street Park, Auburn. The Buddy Barrette Band. Free, starts at 6pm. Enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Bring your family and chairs, rain or shine. 315-252-7874
Wednesday, August 10 – Brown Bag Lecture – Seward House Musem, 33 South St., Auburn. Bring a lunch and enjoy Lee Coalson speak about historic Auburn postcards. The public is encouraged to bring their own personal Auburn postcards to share. This event is free and open to the public. Noon. 315-252-1283
Thursday, August 11 – Free Concert – Clifford Park, 81 Mary St., Auburn. Music by the Auburn Civic Band – starts at 6:30pm. Free. 315-255-4737
Thursday, August 11 – “Country Music” at Dill’s Run – Dill’s Run Winery, 3862 State Route 90, Union Springs. “Country Music” from 5 – 8pm. Singing a mix of classic country, romantic duets along with some contemporary country favorites, this musical act is sure to please. Advance tickets are $10, or $12 at the door. Entertainment & party platter included. 315-889-5007
Friday, August 12 – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Free wine tastings throughout the music. Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Food available for purchase from local vendors. Cost of admission – FREE! 5:00 – 7:00pm. (800) 439-5271
Saturday, August 13 – GENESEE Light the Night – Market Street Park, Auburn. Sponsored by North American Breweries, witness the lighting of the beloved Genesee Beer sign with LED lights at 9pm. Enjoy the 70s Band Concert playing in the Park. 315-252-7874
Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14 – Renaissance Man Weekend – Sterling Renaissnce Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling. Watch local celebrities compete in the Renaissance Man Challenge for Charity. Prove your worth to the ladies by trying your hand in games of strength and whit. Sat. & Sun. 10am – 7pm. Fee. 800-879-4446