From the Cayuga County Tourism Office a listing of events taking place Sep 30th-Dec 31st
- Sept. 30th – Oct. 14th – 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 4x5 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. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
- Oct. 2nd & 9th – 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. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
- Sept. 30th - Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble - Morgan House Opera, 370 Main St., Aurora. Founded in 1990 by Michael Salmirs, pianist, and Roberta Crawford, violist, the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble is a piano quartet, based in Ithaca. Frequent guests (last year's included clarinet, flute, horn and harp) give additional versatility and ensure that the group's excitement about making and sharing music will find its way into more corners of the classical repertoire. Their wide-ranging 2011 repertoire included Brahms, Dvorak, Kodaly, Beethoven, Mozart, an all-French program and a newly-commissioned piece by Diego Vega. Enjoy a special opportunity to taste wines from area wineries during intermission. Adults $15, Students/Children free, 4pm. www.morganoperahouse.org 315-364-5437
- Sept. 30th - Healthy Food For All Harvest Dinner - Early Morning Farm. 9658 State Route 90, Genoa. Don't miss our annual Healthy Food For All! Harvest Dinner event. Executive Chef Patrick Higgins from the Aurora Inn will be preparing a gourmet four course meal paired with wines from local winemaker Nancy Tisch of Bet the Farm winery. Produce is from our farm, meat, beans, and grains are all donated from local sources. Dining is outdoors on under a tent on our farm located between King Ferry and Genoa, NY. The reception starts at 4:30pm with live music from Sundown Sally, original home-spun Americana-Folk-Country with acoustic guitars, banjo, uke and stand up bass. Reception starts at 4:30 pm, $75-$100 per ticket (all inclusive). www.earlymorningfarm.com 315-364-6941
- Sept. 30th - Music in the Barn - Izzo's White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga. Gather your friends and enjoy the music of the Blue Lights. While you are here - check out our wine! Free, 2-5pm. www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com 315-283-8095
- Sept. 30th - Sunday Poetry Coffeehouse - Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling. Join hosts Jim Pangborn and Charlie Itzin for an afternoon of poetry and sharing. Each time, we feature a well-published poet or fiction writer, plus open-mike opportunities for everyone who wishes to contribute. Our world-famous refreshments will, of course, be served, and donations are gratefully accepted to keep the program going strong. Free, donations gratefully accepted, 3-5pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143
- Oct. 3rd – 20th – Nunsense - Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn. Upstate NY's most popular professional theater performing six large scale musicals each season. Who can resist these five sisters from Hoboken as they rally for their convent by putting on a talent show? These wacky nuns and their ‘talents' will have you rolling on the floor with laughter. You don't have to be Catholic to love Nunsense. Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times. www.fingerlakesmtf.com 800-457-8897
- Oct. 4th - Fall Poetry Series - Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Howard Nelson has read his poetry at the Schweinfurth Art Center each fall for the past ten years or so, and he always welcomes this chance to share the work he's done in the past year. Nelson is the author of several collections of poetry, most recently The Nap by the Waterfall, and he is the editor of Earth, My Likeness: Nature Poetry of Walt Whitman. He recently read with Galway Kinnell at the Rensselaerville Writer's Festival, and he spoke at the Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society in Concord, Massachusetts, in July. Free, 7pm. . www.myartcenter.org, 315-255-1553
- Oct. 5th - Polaroid Portraits with Joe Librandi-Cowan - Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Join us as exhibiting artist, Joe Librandi-Cowan, creates one-of-a-kind Polaroid portraits of visitors. Inspired by the current exhibition, visitors will also have the opportunity to find answers to Auburn related trivia. Refreshments will be served. 5-8pm, free. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
- Oct. 6th - Historic Homes Tour & Pasta Dinner – Historic Homes, Auburn. This is a guided tour of the homes at 46 South St., 54 South St., 107 South St., 133 South St., 135 South St., Logan Loft Apartments and Seward House. The tour is from 10 AM to 4 PM. The Pasta Dinner will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 47 Market St., Auburn, NY. Food for this event is prepared and served by the Italian Cuchina Crew. The dinner is from 5 PM to 7 PM. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339
Homes Tour/Pasta Dinner: $30 Advance Sale Only
House Tour only: $20 Advance Sale. $25 Day of Event.
Pasta Dinner only: $10 Advance Sale. $15 Day of Event.
- Oct. 6th – Apple Pressing - Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling. Join us in creating apple cider the old fashion way with a people powered fruit press. Help, wash, grind, press, pasturize and best of all, taste the fresh apple cider. While going through the process we will discuss the history of apples, apple products, the apple-growing industry and the many different varieties of apples. Back by popular demand - take a taste test of over a dozen different varieties of apples grown by local orchards and place your vote for your favorite. A special THANK YOU to Ontario Orchards for supplying the appkles for pressing and tasting. Free, 1pm. www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark 315-947-6143
- Oct. 6th - Historical Music Salon: Parlor Music from the 19th Century - Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. An evening of light musical entertainment played on the Seward's 1872 Steinway Grand Piano. Selections will highlight the various musical trends the Sewards would have been familiar with including: "pop" ballads, novelty tunes, arias, and short piano solos. This is a chance for the audience to spend an evening immersed in a 19th century atmosphere and enjoy a live musical treat followed by light refreshments. Most appropriate for adult audiences. $15/adults, $10/children 12 and under, 7-8pm. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252-1283
- Oct. 6th & 7th - Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Columbus Day Weekend – Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. It's our two-day fall leaf peeping Open House, and we invite to spend some time with us at our farms. There will be tastings, lots of fun family activities, farm tours and great artisan cheeses for sale! NEW THIS OPEN HOUSE: This is the first Open House Kenton's Cheese Co. will host at their farm in Trumansburg, which is right between Lively Run Goat Dairy in Interlaken and Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese in Trumansburg. The best way to go around the trail is group the farms and enjoy the drive through the beautiful countryside during the peak of the fall foliage. See our map to plan the route on our website. www.flcheesetrail.com Don't forget to throw a cooler in the car to store your cheese! And bring a camera! 10am-5pm..
- Oct. 6th & 7th - Harvest Festival - King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Experience the essence of October and the excitement of the crush at our Harvest Festival. FREE live music, and wine and food available for a fee. Live radio remote broadcast on Saturday morning, "Restless" will play country-rock on Saturday afternoon, and "Under Construction" will play classic rock on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4. Free. www.treleavenwines.com 800-439-5271
- Oct. 6th & 7th - Harvest Weekend - CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery - 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn. Come and see winemaking in process. The early ripening varieties will be in the winery! Noon-5, free. www.cjsvineyards.com 315-730-4619
- Oct. 7th - "The Gettysburg Address: Overlooked Influence, Unique Perspective" - Old Brutus Historical Museum, 8943 N. Seneca St., Weedsport. A lecture by David Carlyon will explore the overlap of performance with politics of the 19th Century. Carlyon will share a unique perspective about Lincoln as a performer and politician as it relates to slavery and American ideals. Sponsored by the Historical Coalition of Cayuga County (H3C); funded by the New York Council for the Humanities' Speaker Program. Free, 2pm. 315-364-8666
- Oct. 7th - Sunday Music Series: John Lilly - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. John Lilly is a multi-talented acoustic music performer from Charleston, West Virginia, specializing in Americana, country roots, and traditional folk music. He writes new songs that sound as old as the hills, and performs older songs like they were made yesterday. According to one reviewer, "If Hank Williams had a sunny disposition, he'd be John Lilly." Recognized widely as a powerful performing songwriter, John is the 2010 acoustic winner of the "Next Great Road Song" contest, sponsored my Midas and Spin for his original song "Come and Go." In 2005, he won the national Ghost Writers In the Sky songwriting contest, sponsored by HankFest, a Chicago-based festival honoring the music of Hank Williams. John won a customized guitar for his original song "Blue Highway." Tickets $10., 4pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
- Oct. 7th - Music in the Barn - Izzo's White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga. Enjoy the music of Bob Piorun with Bernie McNabb in the comfortable barn setting. Free, 2-5pm. www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com 315-283-8095
- Oct. 8th - I.A.C.C. CORO FOLCLORISTICO COLUMBUS DAY CONCERT - Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. The Gruppo, directed by Paolo Saltarello and accompanied by accordionists Felix Mucedola and Tony Bozza, consists of a blend of male and female voices. The chorus was formed to continue a tradition of popular Italian folk songs which were brought to the United States by the prior generations. They have brought their spirited singing to many public events; they take great pride in their presentations. The concert will consist of a variety of traditional hymns and songs of Italy. Tickets $10/person, 7pm. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339
- Oct. 9th – Dec. 31st - You Are Here! Putting Auburn on the Map - Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The answer to "Where are we?" can usually be found on a map. Maps provide us with information about what's around us and who we are. You Are Here! is an exhibit of maps from the Museum's collection which chronicle the development of New York, Cayuga County and the City of Auburn. These maps show how our understanding of the world around us has changed over the past 400 years. Admission free, suggested donation $3, Tue-Sun, Noon - 5:00 pm . www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051