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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658


 The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. 

January 29th – March 18th – Both Ends of the Rainbow – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  This annual exhibition will feature over 1,000 works of art by local students and senior citizens from Cayuga County.  www.myartcenter.org                 315-255-1553 

February 9th – Showtime – F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St., Auburn.    Singing & dancing as well as some poetry reading. Light refreshments will be provided. Donations are gladly accepted.  6:30-7:30pm.  http://www.sencayarc.org/adult-fame.htm   315-252-7016

February 10th & 11th – “Happy” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. ’HAPPY’ combines cutting-edge science from the new field of “positive psychology” with real-life stories of people from around the world whose lives illustrate these findings.  ’HAPPY’ leads us toward a deeper understanding of how we can all live more fulfilling, healthy and happy lives.  8pm.  ALL CINEMA TICKETS $5 Online ($6 at door).  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

February 10th – Free Fun Family Night at the Fingerlakes Mall – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.   It’s FREE Family Fun Night in the Food Court Be My Valentine! Free Face Painting, Free LIVE Dance Party, Free BOUNCING in the Food Court, Family Meal Deals and MORE! Each child will have a chance to make their own Valentine:s for family and friends!  6-8pm.www.fingerlakesmall.com  315-255-1188

February 10th – 19th – 2012 Free Boat Show – Bass Pro Shops, Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  Weekend drawings- enter a chance to win an Ascend FS10 Kayak and a BPS $200 Gift Card!!!!  Come in and meet our Pros… Burnie Haney, Charlie Love and Joe Matt!  www.basspro.com  800-227-7776

February 11th – Fair Haven Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Carnival – Fair Haven Beach State Park.  Festivities start at 7am with a pancake breakfast.  Enjoy a 5K Polar Bear Run/Walk, Scavenger Hunt starting at 2pm, Volleyball Tournament, Carnival Games for Kids, Food, Raffles, Evening Dance from 6-10pm, and Winter Photo Contest.  www.fairhavenny.com  315-947-6037

February 11th & 12th  – “Tokens of Love” – Valentine Event – Eastern Shore Wineries of Cayuga Lake.  Travel “Off the Beaten Path” and pick up a “passport”Eastern Shore Wineries of Cayuga Lake at any of the participating wineries, enjoy a day of wine and discovery, and receive  ’tokens of love’ at each stop.  Each $10 purchase at any winery earns you one raffle ticket with a grand prize of a $100 gift certificate at the Inns of Aurora.  Participating wineries are:  Six Mile Creek, King Ferry, Long Point, Bet the Farm, Dill’s Run, The Apple Station, Izzo’s White Barn, and CJS.  Tasting fees may apply.  Noon-5pm.

February 12th – The Life of Harriet Tubman: A Spiritual Journey Through Music – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  The Syracuse Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (SGMWA), under the direction of Dr. Joan R. Hillsman, will present a concert of inspired African music and Negro spirituals to honor and celebrate the life of Harriet Tubman.  Co-sponsored by the Harriet Tubman Boosters Club, this event will feature music composed and directed by Dr. Hillsman, and performed by members of the Syracuse Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Their presentation will follow a narrative timeline of Harriet Tubman’s life from slavery in the south to freedom in the north.  3 – 4pm,  tickets $10. www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339

February 12th – Drop-In Family Art Making – Snow Sculpting & Snowman Building Contest – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Artist Robert Loring will lead families in a Snowman Building Contest and Snow Sculpting activities.  Contest winner will receive a one year membership to the Art Center.  Also, students featured in Three Lakes Sampler will share their written work at 2pm.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553 

February 12th – APT Family Hour Series – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.Family Hour Series Continues.  2pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

February 12th – Mall Crawl:  Books Alive! – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  Who: All PreK-6th graders in the Finger Lakes Region.  Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM Cost: FREE What: Move throughout the entire mall and listen to a different story about every 15 minutes.  (Readers will be in front of each store).  www.fingerlakesmall.com  315-255-1188

February 14th – Valentines Day Sparkling Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Open seating from 5:00 – 9:00pm, 5 paired courses, with a reception wine. $85++/person.  Call for reservations.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888 

February 16th – “The Last Good Story!” BOOKSIGNING! – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn.  Come meet the Matthew Kelley, local author of the novel The Last Good Story!  1pm.  www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com  315-515-3411

February 17th & 18th – “180 Degrees South” – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn.  ’Conquerors of the Useless’ follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life – and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff’s life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature – and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.  2/10, 1 & 8pm, 2/11 8pm.  Tickets $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

February 18th – Winter Fun Day – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Rd., Sterling.  Enjoy cross-country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, or winter birding at Sterling Nature Center.  After having some winter fun, go inside to get warm, view the exhibits, and enjoy a cup of hot cider, a bowl of chili or a sweet treat.  11am-2pm.  www.cayugnet.org/sterlingpark/     315-947-6143 

February 18th & 19th – 10th Annual Mardi Gras – Cayuga Lake Wine Trail – Celebrate with us by attending our 10th Anniversary Mardi Gras event along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail by receiving a specialty anniversary set of beads.  Experience the frivolity as you go from winery to winery receiving other Mardi Gras Beads, a chance to pick the lucky coin for instant prizes plus participate in a scavenger hunt for a sampler case of fine wines from the trail.  10am-5pm.  Start at King Ferry Winery, Long Point Winery, and visit others on the Cayuga Wine Trail. Purchase tickets online, at Wegmans, or by calling.  www.cayugawinetrail.com  800-684-5217

February 19th – ”Say Cheese” Cayuga County – Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Rd., Auburn.  Museum open from 11-4pm.  Keeley McGarr of McGarr Farms in King Ferry will host an informal gathering and will be offering samples of the McGarr Irish Style Semi Soft Cheese from 2-4pm.  Gift shop open.  www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum  315-252-7644

February 20th – 24th – Winter Art Camp – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Ages 6-12 9:30-11:30am.  A creative fiber arts project each day.  Fee.  Call to register.  Art camps incorporate high quality art making instruction with art history, gallery visits, class dicsussion, and other unique art-based experiences.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553 













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

The Auburn Ale House, 288 Genesee St., Auburn