Arts and Wine Festival

August 1, Arts and Wine Festival
10 am - 5 pm, Courthouse Park. The Festival hosts over 20 wineries representing the finest that New York State has to offer. Over 60 artists, live music on 2 stages throughout the day, chalk drawing contest, artistic car show, numerous food vendors offering choices for every taste. For more information visit




Cortland Youth Bureau

July 28, Arts-Parks-Books: Merry-Go-Round Theatre

10:30 am, Courthouse Park. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the show! Sponsored by the Cortland Youth Bureau and Cortland Free Library. For more information call (607) 753-3021 or visit

Lime Hollow Nature Center

July 28, "Flying with Migratory Birds"

8 pm, Lime Hollow Environmental Education Center, 3277 Gracie Road. Wayne Bezner Kerr will describe his experience researching migratory birds and training them to fly long migrations in an effort to re-introduce species that stopped their migrations decades ago. As lead scientist of the Migratory Bird Research Group in the 1990s, Wayne helped re-establish a migrating flock of Trumpeter Swans in eastern North America. Wayne learned to fly gliders in 1989 in Canada. He’s been a "bird brain" since he was a child, and went on to study the biology of bird migration. He spent four years flying with various bird species on film and research projects and served as a advisor on the 1996 film Fly Away Home. Wayne, who is a flight instructor at East Hill Flying Club and lives with his family in Ithaca, NY, has flown on four continents; but says the Finger Lakes is his favorite place to fly in the world. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit

NYS Division of Consumer Protection

July 29, Senior Scam Prevention Forum

12:30-2 pm, David Harum Senior Center, Town Hall, 31 N. Main St., Homer. This comprehensive presentation by NYS Division of Consumer Protection will alert senior citizens to common scams and offer tips to avoid becoming a victim. For more information contact Senator James Seward's office at (607) 432-5524 or email

Cortland Free Library

July 29, Escape the Ordinary: Online Cooking Resources

2 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church Street. Tracy Altieri will show you how to best utilize library and online resources to expand your meal-planning, recipe-selection, and food organization. Regardless of your cooking needs, the library and the internet have a wealth of information available to you. No admission fee. For more information call (607) 753-1042, e-mail or visit

Cortland Repertory Theatre

July 29 – August 8, "Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. A despicable theatre critic has been murdered, and there’s no end to the list of suspects. Young aspiring Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw entices his good friends Holmes and Watson to take on the case. As they cross swords with the most famous literary luminaries of the day including Bram Stoker, Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Irving, and a young H. G. Wells, Holmes comes face-to-face with his own celebrity. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit

Courthouse Park

July 30, Summer Concert Series: Muddy Dove

7 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music! For more information call (607) 753-3021.

Center for the Arts

July 30-31, The Wiz

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Directed by Jack Carr, starring Sheila Ryan as Dorothy. Tickets $5, available at Sheridan's Jewelers, 6 Main St, Cortland.

Cortland Public Education Foundation

July 31, 10th Annual CPEF Golf Tourney

11:15 am -4 pm (12 noon shotgun start), Willowbrook Golf Club. A fun Friday outing of 18 holes of golf with a chicken BBQ lunch and prizes to raise funds for a good cause. CPEF is a not-for-profit organization; donations are tax deductible. W-9 forms provided upon request. $75/person, includes 18 holes, cart, lunch and prizes. To purchase tickets contact Tom Avery, Golf Committee Chair at or Andrew Polley, CPEF President, at, or visit for registration forms. For more information call Anne Sabach at (607) 842-6843, e-mail or visit

Main St. Music

July 31, Main Street Music: Bob Keefe & the Surf Renegades & Mutron Warriors

6 pm, 64 Main Street Parking Lot. Gates open 5:30. Bob Keefe and the Surf Renegades play at 6 and & Mutron Warriors at 8. Beer, wine, and food available at this outdoor downtown venue. Bring your own lawn chair to sit back and enjoy the music. Donation at door appreciated. For more information call (607) 591-7903, e-mail or visit us on Facebook.

Bluegrass Ramble Picnic

August 2, Bluegrass Ramble Picnic

10 am - 7 pm, Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. The Picnic is free and open to the public, and all bands performing donate their musical services. The event is held under a huge tent so weather is not a problem. Food and beverages will be available and the Picnic hosts arts & crafts vendors and band tables with CDs and bluegrass souvenirs. For more information call (315) 457-6100, e-mail or visit

Cortland City Seal

Energy ChallengeEnergy Challenge Program

The typical household in Central New York wastes about 30 percent of its energy consumption. The Challenge Team program is designed to reduce that energy waste.

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