COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora

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.  July & August – Open on Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm

Aug. 29th – Oct. 3rdGender and Exposure in Contemporary Iranian PhotographyWells College, String Room Gallery, 170 Main St., Aurora.  This exhibition, guest-curated by Andrea Fitzpatrick of the University of Ottawa, is based on her research into Iranian culture as well as field-work done in Tehran in 2010. In an attempt to expand the issues that have preoccupied discourses in Middle Eastern art (namely: femininity, the veil, gender oppression, religious traditions and/or revolutionary violence), this exhibition addresses the exposure of gendered bodies in Iranian lens-based art. The exhibiting artists (emerging and senior, who all live and work in Iran), shift our attention to: masculinity as well as femininity; female agency and deft political critique; secular activities (for example, café culture, amateur wrestling or body building); Persian traditions; and the unique situation of Iran.  Free, Mon-Fri Noon-5:00 pm, Sat-Sun 1-4 pm.  315-364-3266

Sept. 1st – Oct. 14th – Fall Exhibitions 2012 – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.

 Celebrating the Ordinary: A Photojournalist’s Tribute to Norman Rockwell’s America is a collection of eighty-five black and white photographs by Kevin Rivoli. Rivoli is a self-taught photographer who resides in Auburn, N.Y. Rivoli has been telling news stories through photographs since 1988, when he was hired as a staff photographer at The Citizen in Auburn. Now a full-time freelancer, Rivoli’s client list includes the Associated Press, The New York Times, and USA Today, among others.

Shared Space: Photographs by Joe Librandi-Cowan is an exhibition of ten color and black and white portraits of subjects in their environments. The artist uses a 4×5 camera to capture the mental and physical space of his subjects. The exhibition includes selections from Librandi-Cowan’s recent Workers series that depict employees in their work environment. Librandi-Cowan is a resident of Auburn and recently graduated from Onondaga Community College. $6/adult, members & children 12 & under free, Tue-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1 – 5pm.  315-255-1553



Sept. 12th – 29th – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Upstate NY’s most popular professional theater performing six large scale musicals each season.  This two-time Tony Award Winning musical is coming to the MGR stage. By turns, hilarious and heartwarming, this charming musical takes you into the lives of six young contestants participating in one of the most uproarious spelling bees ever. To add to the humor, volunteers are selected from the audience for each performance. Can you spell ‘fun’-then you should come and see The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  800-457-8897 

Sept. 12th – Snatam Kaur – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Concert, chantfest, musical group meditation, a yoga class in melody . . . how best to describe a live performance by Snatam Kaur and her band? Itís all of these things and more. Crystalline and radiant, Snatamís voice is redolent of the simple yet powerful truth of the heart.  $25 Advance; $30 At The Door, 7:30-9:30pm.  315-253-6669

Sept. 12th – Little Rascal Theater – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Bring your future arts patrons to a morning of cinema, community and fun! The Auburn Public Theater presents a series of short films for pint-sized movie lovers on the second Wednesday of every month beginning in September. Feel free to bring bag lunches or snacks. Our concession counter will also be open. All ages elcome.  Doors open 10:00 am.  Movie 10:30-11:00 am.  Free time in Stage Right 11:00-11:30 am.  .  315-253-6669

Sept. 12th – Matinee for Seniors – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Call for movie title, $3.00 includes popcorn.  1pm.  315-253-6669

Sept 12th – COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  The Aurora Inn Dining Room will present its second complimentary wine tasting of the season, featuring wines from Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars. The tasting will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the lakeside veranda, and wine will be available for purchase by the glass as well.  Incorporating the work of four generations, Dr. Frank Wine Cellars celebrates their 50th anniversary of winemaking this year. A multi-award winning producer, Dr. Frank won the 2012 Governor’s Cup at the New York Food and Wine Classic, and over fifty-one gold medals in 2011 alone.  Free, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.  315-364-8888

Sept. 12th & 19th   – Port Bryon MRC Farmers Market – Schasel Park, Route 31, Port Byron.  Local farmers, chicken BBQ every week! Special childrens events! Featured fruit and veggie nights! Entertainment, antique tractors & vintage cars! Playground and covered pavilion for dining. Every Wednesday, 4-7pm.                  315-776-9543

Sept. 13th   – Farmers Co-op Market – Municipal Parking Lot, South St. & Lincoln St., Auburn.  Located in the parking lot across from Auburn City hall, on South St. and Lincoln St. We accept SNAP EBT and some of our farmers accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons.  7:30am – 2pm, every Tues., Thurs., & Sat.  315-678-1622


Sept. 13th – “Truthland” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Presented by IOGA of New York.  Flammable faucets. Top-secret chemicals. Sick livestock. Ominous voice-overs. Grainy video. And that banjo … that incessant banjo. Shelly had seen and heard enough. Is hydraulic fracturing – one of many key processes used to produce America’s enormous reserves of natural gas – as unsafe and environmentally ruinous as some have said? The way Gasland director Josh Fox tried so hard to portray it on HBO? Shelly certainly had a stake in the answer. A teacher by trade from rural northeast Pennsylvania, Shelly lives with her husband, four children and granddaughter on a farm that’s been part of her husband’s family since 1890. Of course, that farm also happens to sit atop the Marcellus Shale, one of the largest natural gas fields in the world. If accessing those resources wasn’t safe, she thought, then neither was her family. She owed it to them – and to herself – to find out the truth.  Free, 7pm.  .  315-253-6669

Sept. 13th – Fall Poetry Series – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  CNY PEN WOMEN: Sponsored by the Frederick M. and Ora H. Everett Charitable Trust.   Bobbie Panek is a writer and poet. She wrote a weekly column called Just Another Day for one year for Auburn’s newspaper, The Citizen. One of the stories was then included in Reverend Albert Shamon’s book, The Power of the Rosary. Her poetry has been published in the print magazines Sunshine and Many Waters; in Moondance, an online magazine; and in the anthologies Common Intuitions and Remembering Faces. Her articles have been published in the magazines Birds and Bloooms, Reminisce Extra, American Mothers, and Journal for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. FootHills Publishing recently published her first book of poetry, Morning Walks: Zen Meditations.  Free, 7pm., 315-255-1553

Sept. 13th – SHOWTIME – F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St. Auburn.  Come to an evening of song & dance at the Finger Lakes Artists, Musicians, and Entertainers at the Center for Creative Expression. There will be music and refreshments every second Thursday of the month. Please join us for a fun evening, admission is free, donations are appreciated.  Free, 6:30-7:30pm.  315-252-7016

Sept. 13th – Gallery Talk – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Kevin Rivoli will discuss his work in Celebrating the Ordinary. Included with admission.  $6/adult; Members & children 12 & under are free, 4pm.  ., 315-255-1553

Sept. 13th & 20th  – Moravia Farmers Market – Kinney’s Parking Lot, 130 Main St., Moravia.  A medium sized farmers market with organic and non organic vendors that sell produce, meats, wine and baked goods. Flowers available from the local school kids and lots of fun and community involvement. Always a good place to buy the freshest foods available and visit with old neighbors and meet new ones.  Thursdays, 10-5pm.  315-497-8375





Sept. 14th & 15th – ” Footnote” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Footnote is the tale of a great rivalry between a father and son. Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik (Lior Ashkenazi) are both eccentric professors, who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. While his son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field, who appears to feed on accolades, endlessly seeking recognition. Then one day, the tables turn. When Eliezer learns that he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable honor for scholarship in the country, his vanity and desperate need for validation are exposed. His son Uriel, meanwhile, is thrilled to see his father’s achievements finally recognized but, in a darkly funny twist, is forced to choose between the advancement of his own career and his father’s. Will he sabotage his father’s glory? Footnote is the story of insane academic competition, the dichotomy between admiration and envy for a role model, and the very complicated relationship between a father and son.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 9/14, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 9/15, 8:00 pm.  .  315-253-6669

Sept. 14th & 21st   – Farmers Market – Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Route 20, Skaneateles.  Every Friday until October, Farmers Market at Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Rt 20 just west of County Line Rd. every Friday until October! Many local farmers!  Fresh chicken, eggs, black angus, perennials, lavender, honey and much more.  3:30 – 6:00pm  315-751-5657.

Sept. 15th      – King Ferry Farmers Market – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Farmstead Cheese, Organic Flour, Organic Vegetables, Plants and Flowers, Fiber Art, Pottery & Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories, Baked Goods & Desserts, Jams & Jellies, Wool and Spinning Demonstrations, Seasonal Apple Cider Pressing, Pizza by the Slice, Hot Coffee, Dinosaur Dry Goods Pop Up Store. This year, the Market will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from June through October, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the King Ferry Winery.  315-364-5100

Sept. 15th – Through the Eyes of Fanny Seward:  A Family Friendly Tour of the Seward House Museum – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Families will have the opportunity to experience the Seward House Museum through the eyes of William Seward’s daughter, Fanny. Drawing heavily from Fanny’s extensive diaries, a guide playing Fanny will give a first-person account of her life, touching on the topics of abolition, women’s rights, her family’s experience during the Civil War, and what it was like to be a young woman during the 19th century. Appropriate for Grades 4th-12th.  $10/adults, $8/children 12 and under, 10:00 to 11:30 am or 2:00 to 3:30pm.  315-252-1283

Sept. 15th – Music on the Deck – The Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga.  OCK 52 JAZZ BAND will perform. Wine & Food will be available, no cover charge.  Free, 5-9pm.  315-889-5184





      Sept. 15th – Documentary & Lecture about the Gillette Murder Case – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  A North Woods Elegy:  Incident at Big Moose Lake is a documentary feature film that explores one of the most famous American murder cases.  Grace Brown, a pregnant  young woman from upstate New York, was killed in the Adirondacks on July 11, 1906.  Her lover, Chester Gillette, was eventually tried and convicted of her murder.  Gillette died in the Auburn Prison electric chair on March 30, 1908.  The case became the basis for Theodore Dreiser’s 1925 novel, An American Tragedy.  A North Woods Elegy will be shown in Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, twice on Saturday, September 15, at 1:00 pm. and again at 4:00,.  Derek Taylor, the film’s producer, director and editor, will answer questions after each screening.   At 3:00 p.m., there will be a lecture on “Gillette in Auburn” by Tompkins County Judge Jack Sherman, editor of The Prison Diaries and Letters of Chester Gillette.  Gillette spent more than a year in Auburn Prison before his execution; his diary from that time is today in the collection of Hamilton College.  315-253-8051

Sept.  15th & 22nd   – Niles Farmers Market – Niles Town Hall, 5923 New Hope Rd,, Moravia.  Fresh produce & home baked goods. Every Saturday through October.  10am – 3pm.  315-730-6278     

Sept. 16th – Tiffany Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  The Oswego Valley Fiddlers formed in 1988 as a Chapter of the New York State Old Tyme Fiddler’s Association. They perform traditional tunes and styles which have been passed down through teaching, performing and jamming through New York State. This type of music sometimes is clearly American, like those written by cowboys, settlers, sailors and railroad builders…but it can also have the influence of mountain music, Cajun and blue grass. Information on the group can be obtained at (Chapter page OVFA).  Tickets for this concert are $10/person and can be purchased at Willard Memorial Chapel.   2pm.  315-252-0339

Sept. 16th – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga. Enjoy the music of Sue Alexander in the cozy atmosphers of the white barn!  Free, 2-5pm.  315-283-8095

Sept. 16th – Maka Rouge – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Maka Rouge will perform their most recent self-titled album from start to finish. Their eclectic blend of music is currently getting world-wide radio time and will leave you toe tapping, soul-felt and spirit-lifted. Maka ties together her melodic voice, with a velvety edge to the heart of her music, giving you a sound that will get you feeling and moving to her music. Her live shows are an eclectic blend of leg kickin’, soul felt, spirit lifting memorable performances.  Auburn-born Jennifer Graves will MC this event. 17-year old singing sensation Mike Ranalli will open the show along with local favorite and SAMMY-award winning bluegrass band “The Easy Ramblers”.  Tickets $10, 4-8pm.  315-253-6669

Sept. 16th – Finger Lakes Wine & Brewfest 2012 – Oak & Vine at Springside, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  A fun outdoors event, featuring micro brews and wines from the Fingerlakes. Entertainment on the front lawn with Diana Jacobs and Midnite Mood. Great food provided by Oak & Vine.  $25 advance tickets, $30 at the door, noon-5pm. 315-252-7247

Sept. 16th – Quilt Show:  If This Quilt Could Talk – Historic Mentz Church, Mentz Church Rd., Montezuma.  he program highlights a quilt being made based on a book, “Kisses From Your Beloved.” It will include a discussion on the quilt blocks made in connection with Civil War love letters from the book revealing stories, politics and other pressing issues of the era. Sponsored by Montezuma Historical Society.  Free, 2-4pm.  315-776-4656

Sept. 16th – “Singing for Justice” – Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting House, East of Poplar Ridge, Poplar Ridge.  ” Singing for Justice” (by Bridgewater) is a concert of the inspirational songs of the 19th century social movements that were so much a part of the lives of the activists of that time period in this region. 20th and 21st century movements grew from the work of those activists; this program will include some modern musical off-shoots of these activities. Bridgewater is the folk duo of Craig Kukuk and A.T. Miller.  $10/adults, $3/children under 12, 3pm.  315-364-5587

Sept. 16th – The Invention of Theodore W. Case – Frontenac Historical Society & Museum, 178 Cayuga St., Union Springs.  Dave Atkins, chief technical advisor to a documentary on Theodore Case being filmed this summer in Auburn will present this program. Every time you go to the movies, you can thank Auburn resident Case for making it an enjoyable experience. Find out why and how it happened. This event begins at 2:00PM and is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.  Free, 2pm.  315-889-7273

Sept. 18th – Author Walter Stahr Lecture & Book Signing – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Walter Stahr, author of ‘Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man,’ will be visiting Auburn September 18th for a book signing and lecture. The event will include a Members’ Only Reception at the Seward House Museum from 5:00pm – 6:00pm for members to meet and speak with Mr. Stahr, with the lecture to follow at 7:00pm at the Auburn Public Theater. This event is free for members and $5 for the general public. Stahr is one of the most acclaimed new biographers. ‘Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man’ is the first full life biography of the leader of Lincoln’s “team of rivals” to appear in more than forty years.  315-252-1283

Sept. 18th & 25th – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Every Tuesday.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  315-253-6669

Sept. 19th – Dining For Women: Health In Harmony – – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Dining for Women will specifically feature and support Healthy in Harmony’s Goats for Widows program. The Goats for Widows project, provides goats to help improve the livelihoods of the area’s most disadvantaged households – widows, often raising families alone. Video presentation and special guest speakers Marsha Wallace, founder and president of DFW and Julia Riseman, founding board member of Health in Harmony.  6-9pm.  315-253-6669



Sept. 20th – Fall Poetry Series – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.    Sponsored by the Frederick M. and Ora H. Everett Charitable Trust.  Arthur Flowers teaches MFA Fiction in the English Department at Syracuse University. A native of Memphis, he has been Executive Director of the Harlem Writers Guild and co-founder of the New Renaissance Writers Guild and the Pan African Literary Forum. He is a performance poet who considers himself heir to the Western written tradition as well as the African oral one. Flowers lives in Syracuse, New York. Free, 7pm., 315-255-1553

Sept. 20th – MAKE SHIFT with Karen Pardee – Informal Art Making for Adults – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Make Shift is a series of project-based classes that use recycled or repurposed materials. Learn a new technique, start a project, and discover new artistic ideas for unused materials.  Create a unique work of art with just yarn and glue. Several techniques will be taught, so participants will have the opportunity to explore the materials. You’ll be bowled over! Yarn will be provided, but students are welcome to bring yarn or string from home.   $20 Members / $25 Non-members, 6-8pm.  ., 315-255-1553

Sept. 21st & 22nd – The Revisionaries – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   THE REVISIONARIES follows the rise and fall of some of the most controversial figures in American education through some of their most tumultuous intellectual battles.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 9/21, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 9/22, 8:00 pm.  315-253-6669

Sept. 22nd – Ontario Orchard’s Fall Jamboree – Ontario Orchards, 16273 Center Rd., Sterling.  Ontario Orchard Farms and Farmers Market is proud to bring many NY businesses, non-profit organizations, friends, artists, and crafters along with family oriented organizations together to promote the pride we have for New York State and create a fun family atmosphere for our community to enjoy a day in rural America. Enjoy hay rides, corn maize, food vendors, live entertainment, kids activities, apple & pumpkin picking and much more.  Free, 11am – 6pm.  315-343-6328

Sept. 23rd – Drop-In FAMILY ART Making – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.    Children and their accompanying adults are invited to drop-in art making experiences at the Schweinfurth. Projects are inspired by basic art principles, materials, or techniques and will encourage participants of all ages to make art collectively. Families can complete a project as a group or complete multiple projects individually. Projects are adaptable for all ages 5 years & up. Participants will receive instruction and the materials required to complete a project. Projects take approx. 30 minutes to complete. No registration necessary.  Cost is $5 per project, 1pm – 4:30pm., 315-255-1553

Sept. 23rd – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga.  Enjoy music in the barn. Check out the wine while you are there!  Free, 2-5pm.  315-283-8095