Friday, September 2 – Sunday, October 23 - Quietude: Paintings and Drawing by Chris Baker and Harry Bliss - Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. This exhibition will feature two artists from the Finger Lakes region that share long standing and prolific artistic careers. Both artists depict tranquil scenes best described as “quietude.” Derived from the title of Harry Bliss’ painting “Quietude,” – this state of stillness or calm is reflected in outdoor landscapes, interiors, and contemplative portraits. Suggested Admission for this exhibition is $6 adults; Members and children 12 & under are free. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Friday, August 19 – Tuesday, September 6 - Lake Ontario Counties’ Fall Fishing Derby – Lake Ontario, Fair Haven. Adult & youth derby categories include salmon, brown trout, lake trout, rainbow/steelhead and walleye, prizes. www.loc.org 888-733-5246
Saturday, August 27 – Sunday, August 28 - Vineyard Verasion Celebration - CJS Vineyards, 6900 Fosterville Rd, Auburn. Saturday & Sunday 12-5PM. Verasion is the season when the grapes begin to ripen; the reds start to darken and the whites develop a golden hue. This means harvest is approaching, a happy time for the winemaker! Free admission. www.cjsvineyards.com 315-730-4619
Thursday, September 1 – “Country Music” at Dill’s Run - Dill’s Run Winery, 3862 State Route 90, Union Springs. “Country Music” Thursday evenings 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. Season tickets also available. www.dillsrun.com/vineyard.htm 315-889-5007
Friday, September 2 - First Friday Event - Auburn:
- Seward House Museum, 33 South St. Auburn - Featured Artist - Mike Fedorchuk of Magical Mystery Tour presents ’An Evening with John Lennon.’ Artist for the month will be Alan Alger. Light refreshments will be served. 5-8pm.
- Schweinfurt Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St. - Quietude: Paintings and Drawing by Chris Baker and Harry Bliss. View the exhibition, meet the exhibiting artists Chris Baker and Harry Bliss, and enjoy light refreshments. 5:00pm-8:00pm. Free.
- Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St. - Going Away party for the Civil War exhibit. The Cost of Freedom closes on Sunday, September 4. Light refreshments. "Both Sides of the Wall, A Child’s World" and "Summer in the Finger Lakes" exhibits will be available, and there will be guided tours of the Case Research Lab. 5:00-8:00pm.
- Auburn Public Theater - Come hear a variety of local musicians and friends perform in APT’s café space. 5-8pm. Free. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Friday, September 2 & Saturday, September 3 – Film – Budrus - Winner: Panorama Audience Award Second Prize, Berlin International Film Festival, 2010. While this film is about one Palestinian village, it tells a much bigger story about what is possible in the Middle East. Ayed succeeded in doing what many people believe to be impossible: he united local Palestinian political factions, including Fatah and Hamas; he brought women to the heart of the struggle by encouraging his daughter Iltezam’s leadership; and he welcomed hundreds of Israelis to cross into Palestinian territory for the first time and join this nonviolent effort. 9/2 - 1 & 8pm., 9/3 - 8pm. $4/advance tickets, $5/at the door. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Sunday, September 4 - Fly-in/Drive-in Breakfast - Whitford Airport, 3043 Ditmar Rd., Weedsport. Fly in or drive in and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and doughnuts served with coffee, juice or milk. Tie-downs and 100 LL available. Plenty of aircraft to see. Skydiving will be going on depending on the weather. 7:30am till noon. $6/adults, $3/children under 12, Free/children under 5. www.whitfordairport.com 315-834-9950
Sunday, September 4 - Ole Threads Day - Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A, Auburn. The day features basket weavers, crochet & embroiders, darning, caning, loom weaving and more. Over 20 exhibitors will be present demonstrating their age old crafts, answering questions, selling their wares. There will be activities for the kids & special entertainment. The herb garden will have a program on herbs and their uses. Admission & parking is free and donations are always appreciated. Lunch will be available for a minimal charge. 11AM - 4PM. www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum 315-252-7644
Wednesday, September 7 - A Conversation About 9/11 and Service - Cayuga Community College Bourke Memorial Library, Lower Level, 197 Franklin St, Auburn. Commemorate the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance with a Community Conversation that explores the ways in which service transformed and interconnected people everywhere. Join us for a discussion of “A Firefighter’s Story,” by Jill McCracken and talk about the legacy of service and its place in our lives and our democracy. 11:00am – Noon. www.cayuga-cc-edu/library 315-255-1743 x 2299
Thursday, September 8 - Museum and Farm Tour - Past to Present - Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A & O’Hara Farms, Chamberlain Rd., Auburn. Learn about farming in the 1800’s and the present. Meet & tour the Museum, eat lunch, then drive to O’Hara Farms, a multi-million dollar Cayuga County Farm. Dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes. $10 fee to cover lunch. Reservations required. www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum 315-252-7644
Thursday, September 8 - Second Annual Harvest Fest - Chateau Dusseau, 5292 Erron Hill Rd., Locke. Wine making, tasting & sales. New releases, Niagara, Chelois & Seyval. Hobby Winemaker’s must! Noon - 5pm. www.chateaudusseau.com 315-497-9463
Friday, September 9, & Saturday September 10 – Film – Farmageddon – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasonably burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. 9/9 - 1 & 8pm, 9/10 - 8pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Saturday, September 10 - 2nd Annual GOLF BALL DROP - Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Enjoy watching hundreds of golf balls come tumbling down from the top of one of the Fleming Fire Department’s ladder trucks onto a target drawn on the grass. The five balls closest to the center of the target win cash prizes, with first prize of $3,000! Sponsored By: Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. Tickets are $10 at Auburn Discount Liquor and at the Agency’s Site I at 65 State Street. You can also purchase tickets by calling 315.255-1703 ext. 155. www.cscaa.com/events.html 315-255-1703x155
Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11 - Community Remembrance to Honor 9/11 Victims - Auburn Junior High School, 191 Franklin St., Auburn. The City of Auburn will host a three-day community remembrance to honor those killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Opening ceremony starts at 8:30pm on 9/10 at City Hall - dedication of a permanent memorial in honor of those who perished. At Auburn Junior High School, a re-creation & opening of the healing field where 1200 flags will be displayed. At 7:00pm, a patriotic lawn concert. At 6:45pm on 9/11, a procession marches into Holland Stadium, followed by a remembrance ceremony and vigil. 315-255-4104
Saturday, September 10 - Annual International Coastal Cleanup - Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Road, off Route 104A, Sterling. Think globally and act locally in support of your environment! Join Sterling Nature Center in cleaning up the Lake Ontario Shore. Refreshments will be served after the work is done. Rain date Sunday, September 11th. 10:00am - 12:00pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143
Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11 – TomatoFest - Emerson Park, Route 38A, Auburn. Live entertainment, food, crafts and amusement rides to benefit the Cayuga County Food Pantry, parking $2. 11am - 6pm daily. Admission $3/adult, $1/children. Children under 12 admitted free with a canned good donation. www.cnytomatofest.com