The 13th Annual Cayuga Wine Trails Mardi Gras is just one of the many great activities taking place between February 7th-8th near 10 Fitch in Auburn, NY. Don't miss out! Details below.Feb. 3rd & 10th - 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 café. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Feb. 4th – Movies at the Mack – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Featuring Stagecoach (1939) directed by John Ford and starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne. Enjoy the cozy setting. Admission $3, 2 and 7pm. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051
Feb. 5th - 17th Annual Amateur Chef’s Night Dinner – Sacred Heart Church, 90 Melrose Rd., Auburn. Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30pm, the Community Preservation Committee's (CPC's) signature fundraising event returns to Sacred Heart. What a great opportunity to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family, all while supporting the Willard Chapel.
What makes this food-and fun-fund raiser so special is the hearty participation of many chefs we know and love from our own community. Our friendly chefs will prepare and serve appetizers, soups, and desserts with a side of cheery banter! A carving station, with beer tasting by Budweiser joining long-time supporter Dr. Frank for wine tasting, rounds out the fare for the evening. A silent auction of quality goods and services adds a dash of excitement too! There will be ample informal seating for everyone. Tickets for Chef's Night are a $40 donation per person and are available at the Willard Chapel office, 17 Nelson Street Auburn. Stop by anytime we're open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am- 4pm. All proceeds will benefit the CPC and the Willard Memorial Chapel. 315-253-0229
Feb. 6th – First Friday Events - Participating Historical & Cultural Sites & Participating Businesses near Downtown Auburn.
- Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. - The Cayuga Museum will celebrate First Friday with an opening reception for two new exhibits. Local Links: Notable People with Cayuga Connections will be on the main floor, and Processing the Past: Glass Plate Negatives from Our Collection will be on the second floor. Light refreshments will be served.
- Finger Lakes Artists Coop, 101 Genesee St. - Finger Lakes Art Cooperative will celebrate February First Friday with Valentine Making for Meals on Wheels. We will of course have refreshments, music and artist meet & greet. Come and help us to reach our goal of 500 Hand-made Valentines for a worthy cause. Share the Love with Art from the Heart!
Notable People with Cayuga Connections & Processing the Past - Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Notable People with Cayuga Connections will celebrate the lives and works of people from two different groups - those who grew up here and achieved fame and fortune elsewhere, or those who were famous and had a close connection to Cayuga County. Visit the exhibit and learn their story. A second exhibit, Processing the Past, will showcase photographs produced from glass plate negatives in the museum collection. Admission $5, members and children under 5 are free. Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm. Closed major holidays. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051
Feb. 6th- Geneva Night Out on Friday, The Smith Center of the Arts, 82 Seneca St., Geneva Ny. The Geneva Historical Society will bring you the 1940s-style radio drama John Grimes: P.I. Gumshoes, dames and a tough guy named Rocco come to life complete with a sound effects table. Starring Murray Heaton, Michael Rusinko, Eric Duchess, and Eleanor Stearns. The show runs for 30 minutes and will be performed at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The presentation will be free and open to the public. For more information about this program, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151. Geneva Night Out is a free monthly arts and cultural event in downtown Geneva, NY on the first Friday of every month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about Geneva Night Out, visit www.genevanightout.org.
Feb. 7th – "Shaw Vineyard Dinner" – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Join us for an exclusive dinner at Rowland House. $125 ++, 6:30 pm. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888
Winter Birds – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd. Sterling. One of the most popular winter wildlife activities in the US is watching and feeding birds at a feeding station. This program will help you identify the birds at your feeder and show you ways to create simple feeders. Participants will create a peanut butter and seed feeder to take home. A short winter bird walk will follow the indoor program. This program is free and open to the public. Free, 1pm. 315-947-6143
13th Annual Mardi Gras - Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Cayuga Lake Area. Beads, Beads plus Prizes along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail at our 13th Annual Mardi Gras event. You will receive a wine glass at your starting point winery, and at each winery you'll receive wine and food pairings, recipe cards plus those incredible beads. Back by popular demand the Mardi Gras attendee will be able to pick the lucky coin for some prizes and giveaways at each winery. It's a 17 clue Scavenger Hunt so check the clues as you visit each winery. Figure out the clues or riddles to win a sampler case of fine wines from the trail. Make sure to hand in your ticket to be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes. Packages will be available with accommodations at local hotels in Ithaca, Auburn and Seneca Falls, with transportation and tickets to the event. Tickets can also be purchased through our 800#: 800- 684-5217, or at any area Wegmans six weeks before the event. $30/advance ticket. $35/at the door, $15/designated driver, 10am-5pm. www.cayugawinetrail.com 800-684-5217
Feb. 7th -17th - Annual Great Chili Cook-Off - Downtown Ithaca. Forty-five restaurants and chefs will sling artfully crafted chili and compete for the title of Chili Champion. More information and participation guidelines on competitions going on as a part of Chili Cook-Off visit: www.downtownithaca.com
Hope you are staying warm and that we will see you soon here at 10 Fitch, your romantic escape in the heart of New York states beautiful Finger Lakes!