Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn. Joe Whiting Band will perform at 6:30 p.m.

August 4th & 5th – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Highland Fling Weekend  – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     Thrill to the lilt of Highland bagpipes in the hills! Wear your kilt and celebrate the mighty Scots with us. Hear Scottish pipe bands; see Highland dancing, games and demonstrations.  10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.  800-879-4446

August 4th & 5th – St. Francis of Assisi Parish Festival – St. Francis of Assisi Church, 299 Clark St., Auburn.  Featuring Italian & American Foods, children’s tent, raffles & gambling, pull tabs, special sponsor – LIFETIME CARE. Free Entertainment: 8/4, “The Blue Lights” 6-10pm 8/5, “The Music Makers of Rochester” 1pm 8/5, “Gary Dunes & The Del Tune” 3-6pm

August 5th Doll’s, Doll Houses, Old Fashion Toys, and Game – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Education Center,  6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Collectors on hand to show their Victorian Doll Houses & miniature furniture. View the museum’s new country doll house exhibit.  Enjoy music, and a tea party in the herb garden.  Gift shop open, museum tours given, admission & parking free.  Donations always accepted.  Lunch available at a modest price.  315-252-7644

August 5th – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Dick Eldridge and his daughter, “Like Father, Like Daughter” will be performing in the White barn. This is sure to be a fun time so grab a few friends and stop down.  Free, 2pm-5pm.  www.izzoswhitebarnwinery  315-283-8095

August 5th – CNYMRA District 3/WNY Racing/Upstate MX-AMA – Frozen Ocean Motorsports Complex, 4415 Vanderstouw Rd., Auburn.  Sanctioned event. $10/admission, visit web site or call for entry fee, 10am – dusk.  315-784-5466

August 7th  – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, E. Genesee St., Auburn . Joe Whiting Band will perform at 6:30 p.m.  Movie: The Muppets at 8:30 PM, Rated PG.  On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Crhis Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary, and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tributeband called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.  315-255-4737

August 7th – “The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Weedsport Free Library, 2795 E. Brutus St., Weedsport.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  11am, free.  315-255-1305