Cayuga County Activities this week

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
Saturday, October 30 – Sunday, January 8 – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. International contemporary juried quilt exhibit. Admission $6/adults, members and children under 12 free. 315-255-1553
Sunday, September 17 – Sunday, November 6 – Westminster Church 150 Years – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The exhibit will look at major themes and events throughout the history of the church ranging from education and outreach to the Church’s famous Tiffany window. The exhibit will also Westminster’s strong involvement in various civil rights movements: the church was founded in 1861, when 66 abolitionist members left Second Presbyterian Church following the Rev. Henry Fowler, who was forced to leave because of the controversy he caused by praying publicly for the soul of John Brown.The exhibit will feature objects and photographs from both the collection of the Cayuga Museum and Westminster Church. Open Tues. – Sunday Noon – 5pm. 315-253-8051
Wednesday, November 2 – “Science Alive” – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A, Auburn. Hosted by the new Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Science Center at the Museum. A night of interactive science experiences, from 6 to 8pm. Admission is $5 per person or a maximum of $25 per family. Registration is required.
Thursday, November 3 – Holiday Festival – Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. 1st annual Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce shopping festival featuring local products & services from area members. Shop for the holidays while keeping it local! 3-7pm. 315-252-7291

Friday, November 4 – First Friday Event – Featured Artist – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Join the First Friday festivities at the Seward House Museum! On Friday, November 4 from 5-8pm the Museum will host a reception featuring artist Sara Davenport, founder of Legacy Studio in Skaneateles. Enjoy a fall evening of great art, music and refreshments at the Seward House Museum! This event is free and open to the public! 315-253-6669
Friday, November 4 – First Friday Event – 75 Year Exhibit – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The Cayuga Musuem will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary this First Friday with the newly opened 75 Year Exhibit on the Museum’s own history. Refreshments will be served. 5-8pm. 315-253-8051
Friday, November 4 – First Friday Event – Art for Healing – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. An exhibition of artwork by members of the Auburn community who are in various stages of recovery from Mental Illness. Featured artist is Angela Wright. With acoustic duo Bittersweet and others, in our ’Stage Right’ cafe space. 315-253-6669
Friday, November 4 – First Friday Event – Poetry Reading – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Poetry readings featuring the Night Writers. 5:30-7:30pm. Suggested admission $6/adults. 315-255-1553
Friday, November 4 – The Nu-Utopians – Celebrating the Songs of John Lennon – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. JOHN LENNON IMAGINED: Beatles & Solo Years. 8pm, tickets $23.Beatles songs, often weaving melody, lyric and song together in a series of singles and mini-medleys. These tunes, of which several are rarely covered, are given surprisingly fresh treatments that often inspire a whole new meaning to Lennon’s original lyric. 315-253-6669
Friday, November 4 – Free Fun Family Night at the Fingerlakes Mall – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn. It’s National Candy Day! From 6-8pm, families can enjoy tasting several kinds of candies and learn how to make candy too. 315-255-1188
Friday, November 4 – Eerie Night at the Erie House – Off Rt. 38 West of Village towards bridge, turn onto Maiden Lane, end of the Rd., Port Byron. Empire State Paranormal Research Society will be holding a fundraiser for the Erie House. Participants will be able to accompany the Society for an hour during their investigation of the Erie House. $10 at 8:00pm.
Saturday, November 5 – Wetland WildLife – Sterling Nature Center, Jensvold Rd, Sterling. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for a fall hike out to the rookery and a look at the autumn wetland. Come out and discover what fascinating things are taking place at the beaver wetland. 1:00pm. 315-947-6143
Sunday, November 6 – Trunk Show – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Meet a regional quilter and see examples of their work. Included with $6 general admission to exhibition, free for Art Center Members. 2:00pm. . 315-255-1553
Sunday, November 6 – Casino Night at the UNC – UNC, 125 Washington St., Auburn. 5th annual casino night sponsored by Cayuga Home for Children from 6:30-10:30pm. Various games, food & beverage available. $20/advance tickets $25/at door. 315-253-5383
Sunday, November 6 – Long Point Winery’s Italian Wine Dinner – Long Point Winery, 1485 Lake Rd., Aurora. Winemaker’s Dinner. Prepared by Fabio’s Italian Ristorante served with specially selected wines. Hors d’oeuvres served at 1 pm in heated tent overlooking Cayuga Lake. $80 per person plus tax (gratuity included) Call for reservations: (315) 364-6990
Monday, November 7 – Young Living Oils Demostration – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. BONITA SHEAR will lead a hands-on oils workshop at both noon & 6:30pm to introduce and demonstrate the amazing healing properties of Young Living Essential Oils. If you’re brand new to the oils, come listen, ask questions and learn all you can. If you have leagues of experience using the oils, please come, too, and share your vast experience with us! $5 suggested donation. 315-253-6669
Tuesday, November 8 – Holiday Cooking 101 at the Aurora Inn – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. This course will cover many staple foods of traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, including roast turkey, prime rib, gravy, horseradish sauce, and scalloped potatoes. We’ll offer tips for planning and executing the perfect meal. You’ll gain hands-on experience, and benefit from demonstrations by our renowned chefs. Best of all, you’ll will sit down at the class’s end with your fellow participants to enjoy the feast you’ve prepared together—complete with a glass of wine. Dinner at 8:30, 12 person maximum. 6-8:30pm. $115/person. Stay at one of the Inns of Aurora for equal parts leisure, luxury, and learning. 315-364-8888
Friday, November 11 – School’s Out Skate Camp! – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. Keep the kids active all day! Camp activities include skating, games, Veterans Day craft/activity. 8am – 5pm, $40/child ages 5-12yrs. Register by 11/7 – bring your lunch or purchase it there. 315-252-8225
Friday, November 11 – BOUND for the PROMISED LAND Book Signing! – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn. Meet Kate Clifford Larson, author of the Harriet Tubman biography Bound for the Promised Land as well as the book ’The Assassin’s Accomplice,’ which was the inspiration for the motion picture ’The Conspirator,’ will be at Downtown Books & Coffee at 6:30PM. 315-515-3411
Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13 – Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead – Cayuga Community College Irene Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Dog Sees God is an award-winning, unauthorized parody that features the Peanuts gang – all grown up! Written by Bert V. Royal, this dark comedy takes place ten years after the events in the fifty-year-running comic strip. Directed by Tiffany Howard. PLEASE NOTE – Not suitable for young audiences. Contains adult situations and language. Show times are at 8:00pm on Friday & Saturday, 2:00pm on Sunday. Tickets: $12/general admission, $10/senior/student. 315-283-4682

Friday, November 11 & Saturday, November 12 – Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Playwright Competition – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main Street, Route 90, Aurora. At this writing, the judges of the fifth competition are reading submissions from playwrights near and far. Plan to enjoy another full-length production of an original work depicting an historical event or historical fiction. Topics are as diverse as cultural conflicts in the Northwest Territories to Lizzie Borden to the final years of Vincent van Gogh. Siouxsie Easter, director, will issue a casting call in late summer. 8pm. $10/adults, $8/seniors, $5/students and children. 315-364-5437
Saturday, November 12 – Spanish Tapas Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Enjoy communal-style tables of six or eight in the Lakeside Room. We will feature regional Spanish cuisine and wine, using traditional preparations. Five paired course – 6:30 reception, 7:00pm dinner. $75 per person plus tax & gratuity. 315-364-8888
Sunday, November 13 – A Very Potter Musical (Jr) – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Five dollars = fun for the whole family! The Underground Theatre company presents its junior version of ’A Very Potter Musical’. Come experience this interactive, hilarious portrayal of the Harry Potter series that’s perfect for kids under the age of ten. Professional actors and teaching artists Brien Bianchi, Tarin Bonvino, and Miranda Coll star in this production written and arranged by Sarah DelFavero and the Underground Theatre company, based on the original musical by Team Starkid. 2pm. 315-253-6669
Sunday, November 13 – Trunk Show – Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Featuring Caris Burton. Meet a regional quilter and see examples of their work. Included with $6 general admission to exhibition, free for Art Center Members. 2:00pm. 315-255-1553
Sunday, November 13 – Ukrainian Trio In Concert: “The Games of the Creative Mind” – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Esteemed musicians Orest Smovzh, Arsen Yakovenko and Volodymyr Rozdolsky are currently touring the United States and will play a mixture of classical and modern Ukrainian and American Music. 2pm. Donation is $10 per person. Tickets are available at Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn, N.Y. or by calling 315-252-0339. Doors will open at 1:30 PM. This concert is a benefit for the Community Preservation Committee. 315-252-0339
Man in the Moon Classic Cheesecake & Dessert Bake Shoppe, King Ferry
Bayview Wellness Center & Spa, Fair Haven
Hanart Studios and Gallery, Fair Haven
Oak & Vine Restaurant at the Springside Inn, Auburn
Anchor Laundromat, 719 Main St., Fair Haven – Large capacity, sparkling clean, WiFi, TV
The Apple Station, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga
Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, 181 Grant Ave. Auburn