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DECEMBER 2014

Through January 3, Dollhouse Holiday & Toy Extravaganza

1-4 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Saturdays only. For more information call 607-756-6071, e-mail cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit us on Facebook.

December 20, A Christmas Carol Radio Play

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 South Main St., Homer. Adults - $25; Seniors $20; Students $15; under 18 free. For more information visit www.scarlettrat.com. Tickets available online at www.center4art.org or call (607) 749-4900.

December 21, A Christmas Cantata!

2 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. A fundraising gift to the center from the music ministry of Christ United Methodist Church of Moravia and Locke. Laurianne Fleming, director. Hear such beloved standards as "Angels We Have Heard on High," "Joy to the World," "Ding Dong Merrily on High" and selections from Handel's "Messiah" wrapped into a contemporary setting and featuring orchestration and several local soloists. Pay what you can, suggested donation $5. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

December 21, Santa at the Water Works

3-5 pm, Water Works on Broadway. Santa Claus will visit all the good little boys and girls of Cortland!

December 23, Santa at the Water Works

6-8 pm, Water Works on Broadway. Santa Claus will visit all the good little boys and girls of Cortland!

December 29, Bonesaver Exercise Class Orientation

9:30 am, Harford Senior Center. The Area Agency on Aging and RSVP program will be offering a new weight-bearing exercise class geared toward seniors at the Harford Senior Center starting in January. Two orientation classes will be offered on December 15 & 29 for people to come and learn more about the program. Starting January 5, the twice weekly class will be offered at the Harford Senior Center from 9:30-10:30 am each week on Mondays & Thursdays. The Bonesaver Exercise Program is an hour-long gentle routine that provides strength training done slowly with hand and ankle weights and will be led by trained RSVP volunteers. There are required forms to be completed before someone can participate on a regular basis, including a physician’s release. Registration is required for the class by calling the RSVP office at 753-5057. Please call with any questions or to register for the Harford class site.

December 31, Cortland Country Music Park New Years Eve Party

7 pm - 1 am, 1824 State Route 13. If you enjoy country music, food, and fun, join us on New Years' Eve! Featuring music by Donna and the Country Mystics. All tickets include a buffet dinner and please bring a dish to pass! $30.00 per Person. To purchase tickets call the office at 607-753-0377 or email contact@cortlandmusicpark.org. For more information call 607-753-0377, e-mail contact@cortlandmusicpark.org or visit www.cortlandmusicpark.org/calendar.php or Facebook.

December 31, First Light

10 pm - 12:30 am, Main Street, Cortland. New Year's Rockin' Eve Countdown will be displayed on the big screen. Fireworks. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1434959230068207/.

 

JANUARY 2015

January 2, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or our Facebook page.

January 10, Big Year Movie

6 pm, 338 McLean Road. Lime Hollow’s theme for the year is birds and what better way to start the year than to join Lime Hollow for a showing of the movie, “The Big Year.” This movie stars Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson as three amateur birders who want to compete in a bird contest called The Big Year, a competition among birders to see who can see and identify the greatest number of species of birds in North America in a calendar year. Admission Fee $2 Members and $4 Not Yet Members. Limited space available. Please RSVP by Friday, January 8. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

January 17, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Bundle up each month and take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Admission free, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

January 18, Snowshoe/Ski Training Workshop

1-4 pm, 338 McLean Road. Join Lime Hollow for a free winter event that will allow you to get first hand experience on either snowshoes or cross country skis. Call to reserve your spot today. Groups leave on the hour starting at 1 pm. Last group will go out at 3 pm. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

January 24-25, Cortland Repertory Theatre Auditions

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm, Homer Junior High School, 53 Clinton Avenue, Homer. Primarily seeking non-union actors. All roles in all shows open. Seeking a variety of types and ages, all nationalities. CRT is an equal opportunity employer. If cast, actors must be available for daytime and evening rehearsals. Paid internships available for college students. CRT is also seeking one local boy, age 12 - 15, who is an excellent actor/singer for the role of Pugsley in “The Addams Family”. To sign up for an appointment call (607) 753-6161. For more information visit www.cortlandrep.org/employment-audition_info.html.

January 31, Samantha Fish

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. A modern rocking sound with elements of Americana, country and roots. Adults $28, Seniors $23, Students $15, and under 18 free. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

 

FEBRUARY 2015

February 6, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or our Facebook page.

February 6, Owl Prowl

7-9 pm, 338 McLean Road. Start at our Visitor Center and learn facts about our feathered friends before venturing out “calling” owls. Members $4, Not Yet Members $6. 6:45, Arrival; 7:00-7:30, Short Informative Live Owl Show; 7:45, Variety of Owl Prowl Hikes (including a Junior Owl Prowl followed by a craft). Whether you are an avid birder/owler or have never been owling before in your life, we have a hike for you! For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

February 6-7, Winterfest

Homer Village Green. Antiques, crafts, parade, chili cook-off, Human Dog Sled Race, Snow Sculpture competition, children's activities, and wine tasting. For more information and schedule of events, visit www.homerwinterfest.org.

February 8, Tracking Workshop

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Linda Spielman, naturalist and tracker has worked in the field of environmental education for 20 years. Tracking is a great way to learn about your animal neighbors. The group will focus on identifying animals from their tracks and interpreting their movements in the landscape. There is always something to learn, no matter what your previous experience, so come out and see how much you can observe a simple set of footprints. We'll be doing some light hiking, but dress warmly. Tracking is not as vigorous as most other winter activities. Free admission, all ages welcome. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

February 14, Feel the Love 5K Race

11 am, Cortland Regional Medical Center. For more information visit www.crmcraces.com.

February 21, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Bundle up each month and take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

 

MARCH 2015

March 6, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or our Facebook page.

March 13, Royal Southern Brotherhood

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Southern rock, but not as we know it - as tumbling three-part harmonies and hickory-smoked guitar riffs weave together Allman Brothers and Neville Brothers styles with added rocket-fuel. Adults $38, Seniors $33, Students $15, and under 18 free. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

March 20 & 21, Broadway & Hollywood Meet Church Street

7:30 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street. Musicians and friends of UPC present their third variety show of Hollywood and Broadway hits. A must-see Cortland experience! Fully accessible facility; reception after the Friday performance. Free admission. For more information call (607) 849-4680, e-mail officeadmin@unitedpresbyterian.net or visit www.unitedpresbyterian.net.

March 21, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Bundle up each month and take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

March 28, Maple Sugarin’ Day

8 am -1 pm, 338 McLean Road. For Central New Yorkers, the coming of spring isn't marked by the calendar. It's marked by plumes of steam coming from sugar houses in full swing. That's the signal to shed a layer and shake off months of cabin fever. For generations, making syrup has been more than a tradition- it's been a rite of passage from winter to spring. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

Visitor Center: Pancake Breakfast - open at 8 am

Members: $5, $2 under 12
Nonmembers: $7, $3 under 12
Under 3: Free

Also at Visitor Center this year! Discover how maple syrup is made! (9 am - 12 noon, free admission)
The Maple Sugarin’ Day is held in conjunction with the BOCES New Visions Environmental Science Class.

 

APRIL 2015

April 3, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or our Facebook page.

April 18, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Bundle up each month and take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

April 19, Earth Day Clean up

1-4 pm, 338 McLean Road. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing and a water bottle! For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

April 25, Puddle Stomp 10K + 5K Run/Walk

9 am, Radiation Oncology Services of Cortland. Help stomp out cancer. For more information visit www.doublekraces.com/puddle-stomp-10k.html.

 

MAY 2015

May 1, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or our Facebook page.

May 24, We are the Children of the Greatest Generation

3 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street. A different sort of Memorial Weekend celebration: Stories of people who experienced significant life events in the time span 1930-1950, as told in pictures, narratives by their children, and music of the era. A collaboration of Sanctuary Seasonings at the UPC with the Arts at Grace of Grace Episcopal and Holy Spirit Lutheran Church. Free admission; reception to meet the speakers and attending parents following the program. For more information call (607) 849-4680, e-mail pifry1685@gmail.com or visit www.unitedpresbyterian.net.

 

JUNE 2015

June 3–13, "Always a Bridesmaid" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. In this hysterical comedy, four high school friends made a vow to be in each other's weddings... no matter what. More than thirty years later, these friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. Hop on this marriage-go-round for the laugh-out-loud journey of Libby Ruth, Charlie, Deedra and Monette as they commit to the notion that while careers, waistlines and marriages may disappear, real friendships last a lifetime. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

June 5, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or our Facebook page.

June 17 – July 4, "1776" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. The birth of our nation blazes to vivid life in this Tony Award winning musical about the creation of the Declaration of Independence. This one-of-a-kind musical puts a human face on our Founding Fathers: proud, uncertain, irritable, and ultimately noble figures who are determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. Follow John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the Continental Congress to vote for independence. Funny, insightful, and stirring, it’s an exciting way for the entire family to celebrate our country’s birth. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

June 20, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

 

JULY 2015

July 3, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or our Facebook page.

July 8 – 25, "The Addams Family" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. The whole creepy, kooky family appear live (in most cases) on stage in a sparklingly funny new musical. Gomez and Morticia Addams are just your everyday, normal parents who love their children as every parent does. But teenage daughter Wednesday is about to rock their world. She’s fallen in love with a “normal” boy, and he and his parents are coming to dinner! The whole Addams clan, including Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, Lurch, Thing and Cousin It are hurled headlong into a night that will change the family forever. Secrets are shared, truths are revealed, and everyone learns what it means to be an Addams. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

July 18, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

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 cortlandrep.org.

 

AUGUST 2015

August 7, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or our Facebook page.

August 12 – 22, "Miracle on South Division Street" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. Clara Nowak and her three grown children have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop. Since then, the neighborhood has looked upon the Nowaks' 20-foot commemorative shrine as a beacon of hope and faith amidst the urban rubble. But when daughter Ruth unveils her plan to write a play about the miracle, a long-ago deathbed confession hilariously unravels the legend and raises important family questions. The answers are touching, heartfelt and hysterical. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

August 15, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

August 26 – September 5, "Suds" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. This musical fantasy tells the delightful story of Cindy, a lovelorn girl working in a “Laundromat of Love”, where she is pining for the pen-pal fiancée who dumped her. However, her life is about to be forever changed when her two guardian angels magically appear to teach her about boys, true love and how to survive this tough, “fluff-n-fold” kind of world. This feel-good musical is loaded with good clean fun, bubbling energy, and more than 40 musical favorites including These Boots Are Made for Walkin', Respect, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Walk On By, Don’t Make Me Over and Where the Boys Are! Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

September 19, Cortland Tri for the United Way

Swim and bike or run and bike. Registration opens January 2015. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the United Way for Cortland County, for programs at its 14 member agencies.For more information visit www.doublekraces.com/cortland-tri-for-the-united-way.html.

September 19, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

September 27, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, 338 McLean Road. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing and a water bottle! For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

 

OCTOBER 2015

October 11, Robert Frost Walk

2-4 pm, 338 McLean Road. Join expert naturalist John Gustafson for a leisurely hike to picturesque Chicago Bog along the Arthur M. Phillips, Jr. Memorial Trail (entrance located on Gracie Road, approx. 1 mile from the Visitor Center). The natural beauty of the autumn season will surround you as John shares his favorite Robert Frost poems. This walk is sure to inspire and entertain! Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

October 17, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

October 25, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, 338 McLean Road. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing and a water bottle! For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

October 29, Creatures of the Night

5-8 pm, 338 McLean Road. Look out for our new creatures and locations this year! Take a guided hike on trails illuminated by jack-o-lanterns and meet some nocturnal creatures along the way! “Dan the Snake Man” will be on hand with some of his scaly friends. Also, listen to Paul Speight as he tells stories by the campfire and plays the didgeridoo. Fun for all ages! $3 for members, $5 for non-members, children 3 and under are free. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

 

NOVEMBER 2015

November 21, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. All hikes will depart from our Visitor Center on McLean Road and typically last an hour and a half. Don't forget binoculars, field guides, small snack and a water bottle. There are some binoculars available to borrow. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

November 22, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, 338 McLean Road. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing and a water bottle! For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

 

DECEMBER 2015

December 5, Wreath Making Class

3-5 pm, 338 McLean Road. Embrace the holiday spirit as you make your own traditional holiday wreath. Use fresh evergreen boughs and other natural materials to create a one-of-a-kind wreath to complement your holiday decor. Please bring pruning shears, work gloves, wire-cutters and ornamental additions. $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Admission fee includes boughs, wire, ribbon and instruction. Please call and reserve your spot. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.