Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

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Cortland Walking Routes

CPR and First Aid Classes

Computer Classes at Cortland Free Library

Farmers Market Downtown:
June to October, 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesdays & Saturdays, Downtown Main St. between Orchard St & Court St.

AARP Smart Driver Classes:
Preregistration required. A six-hour driver refresher course geared for drivers aged 50 and older, but open to drivers of any age. This course is approved by the N.Y.S. Department of Motor Vehicles for points & insurance reduction. For more information call the Cortland County Health Dept. at (607) 758-5509 or email rsvp@cortland-co.org.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
This 8-week class is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change environment to reduce the risk of falls, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. Preregistration is required. For more information call the Cortland County Health Dept. at (607) 758-5509 or email rsvp@cortland-co.org.

 

JULY 2016

July 13 – 30, A Chorus Line (CRT)

Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood, music by Marvin Hamlisch and Nicholas Dante, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and celebrating its 40th anniversary, this dazzling musical tells the story of the unsung heroes of the Broadway stage - the dedicated, talented and overworked chorus dancers. A nine-time Tony-Award winner, this musical and dance spectacular brings to life the dream, the thrill and the hope of the Broadway audition. With one captivating song and dance after another, this show is also a brilliant metaphor for all human aspiration. It features the classic songs What I Did For Love, I Hope I Get It, and the show-stopping finale One! CRT cautions that this show does contain adult language and situations. For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

July 16, 22, 23, Pinocchio (CRT)

10 am, Little York Pavilion, Dwyer Park, Little York. In this funny, charming and interactive re-telling of the classic Italian tale, lonely Gepetto the woodcarver longs to have a son to whom he can pass on his knowledge of woodcarving and artistry. He creates a wooden puppet but alas, a piece of wood just doesn't provide much in the way of conversation! A friendly cricket overhears Gepetto and convinces the mysterious Blue Fairy (who is suffering from a head cold) to bring the puppet to life...and she does! Pinocchio is still made of wood, however, but longs to be a real boy for his father. The cricket offers advice and the Blue Fairy tells him that he must earn the right to become a real boy. Pinocchio sets out on his own to earn this right, but when he falls into the clutches of a conniving Red Fox and sneaky Black Cat, he is led through many challenges, predicaments and life lessons before he is able to learn what it means to become a loving son. While aimed for young audience members in the Kindergarten thru 5th grade age range, our children's' theatre productions are great fun for the whole family! To order tickets, call 800-427-6160, visit our Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street, or order online at cortlandrep.org.

July 15, The Jeff Love Band with Stone Cold Miracle (Main Street Music Series)

5:30 gates open, 6 pm music begins, between the Marketplace Mall at 64 Main St. and the VFW at 76 Main St. Free concert. Beverages and food available. No coolers please. For more information visit us on Facebook.

July 15, Romeo and Juliet (The Redhouse)

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. The Redhouse continues the “Shakespeare in the Park” program with a free, 1 hour, family-friendly production of the classic Romeo & Juliet. Six actors armed only with their costume rack and trunk of props perform all the roles in the most famous play of all time. Complete with epic romance, a tragic ending and sword fights! John us as the bard takes to the park in a CNY annual tradition. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

July 16, Ramp it Up 5K and Pancake Breakfast

8 am, Cortland UMC, 734 Rt. 222. Ramp It Up is a not for profit that benefits those who cannot afford or need help getting accessibility to their homes. This event will raise funds for the lumber and hardware to build these ramps. The walk/run will be held on the church's nature trails and surrounding roadsides. Following the 5K there will be free a pancake breakfast for the participants. For a small donation we invite the members of our community to join us. 5K run is $20.00 before July 16. Kids' Fun Run is free. Suggested donation for Pancake Breakfast is $7. Register now. For more information call (607)756-5426, email rampitup.cortlandumc@gmail.com or visit cortlandumc.net/5k.

July 16, Holiday in Homer

9 am - 4 pm, Homer Village Green. 35th annual Arts and Crafts Festival. Free entertainment at bandstand featuring The Jeff Love Band from 12-3 pm. Free entertainment for the kids with Dan the Snake Man and The Bubbler Juggler. Great food, over 100 vendors with hand made goods. Horse drawn wagon rides. Fun for the entire family! Full schedule and details at www.holidayinhomer.org. For more information email holidayinhomer@yahoo.com or visit www.holidayinhomer.org.

July 16, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. Hikes 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, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

July 16, Trike Ride and Roll

10 am - 12 noon, JM McDonald Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Dr. Kids 12 and under (parental supervision required). Bring your bike, trike, scooter, skateboard, powered toy car, roller blades, or other rolling toy, sneakers, and a helmet. $5 per child. For more information call (607) 753-8100 or visit www.jmmcomplex.com.

July 16, The Collar

11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Based on the One Act Play, "A Cut Above the Rest." Free admission. Presented by Center Players. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

July 16, Roller Derby

7 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Dr. Women's flat track roller derby, Cortland's Seven Valley Rollers vs. Dirt Road Dears from Potter County, PA. Beer garden, concession stand, halftime entertainment. $5 in advance, $10 at the door, Kids 10 & under free. Tickets available at 7VRJuly16.brownpapertickets.com. For more information call (607) 299-4832, email sevenvalleyrollers@gmail.com or visit 7ValleyRollers.com.

July 18-30, Adult Coloring

9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church Street. Coloring books and colored pencils will be available to any adult that would like to join us for some coloring. Sit down; relax your mind and color. No charge. For more information call (607) 753-1042, email cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit www.cortlandfreelibrary.org.

July 19, Arts Parks and Books: Richard Stillman's A World Mosaic of Music and Dance

10:30 am, Court House Park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. For more information call the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

July 20, CCHS Lunch & Learn: "Preble Through the Years"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Anne Henderson, historian for Preble will be sharing information about the town and how it has grown and changed over time. Bring your own lunch to enjoy while you listen and we will provide dessert and beverages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit us on Facebook.

July 20-21, The Glass Menagerie

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Directed by Jack Carr. $10 at the Door. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

July 21, Ageless Jazz Band

7 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music! Free and open to the public. For more information call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

July 22, The Heavenly Chillbillies with Dirt Farm (Main Street Music Series)

5:30 gates open, 6 pm music begins, between the Marketplace Mall at 64 Main St. and the VFW at 76 Main St. Free concert. Beverages and food available. No coolers please. For more information visit us on Facebook.

July 23 & 24, National Cowboy Day Celebration

Saturday 9 am - 7 pm, Sunday 10 am - 3 pm, CNY Living History Center, 4386 US Rte 11. Shadows of the Old West and Ghost Ryders, with horses, Big Red & Rebel Yell, will provide an educational glimpse of life in the Old West through skits and demonstrations. Doug Corey & his Circle C Chuck Wagon and Cowboy singer Robert Brown will also participate. We’ll have a Chili Cook-off on Saturday with judging at 12:30 pm. Events are fun for all ages and accompanied by Cowboy historians to answer questions about life in the Old West. Food, drink & vendors on site; museum will be open. Admission is: $10 for adults; $9 for Senior Citizens and AAA members; $5 for students 6-18; and free for children 5 & under, active duty military and CNY Living History Center members. For more information call (607) 299-4185, email homeville@cnylivinghistory.org, or visit homevillemuseum.wordpress.com.

July 23, The Van Deuson Family Show

7pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. One of Cortland County's most musical families will take the stage for a one night only performance. Featuring Donald, Jim, Alyssia, and Jimmy - each performers in their own right, coming together to play as family. $12 General, $10 Seniors, $8 Students. BBQ Dinner will be served beginning at 5 pm. Beer and Wine Bar will be open. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Center for the Arts. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

July 23-30, Bon Ton Roulet

Week-Long Finger Lakes Bike Tour. The Cortland YMCA partners with Auburn YMCA's for their largest fundraiser of the year. Volunteer opportunities abound - email matt@cortlandymca.org if you are interested in helping out.

July 26, Arts Parks and Books: Merry-Go-Round Theatre

10:30 am, Court House Park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. For more information call the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

July 27, CCHS Lunch & Learn: "The Story of Ray Smith: Following the Thread from Silk Shirts to Silk Lines"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Join Doug Bentley to learn more about the history of Cortland Line Company. Bring your own lunch to enjoy while you listen and we will provide dessert and beverages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit us on Facebook.

July 27, Community Forum on Prescription Drugs and Heroin

6:30-8 pm, Cortland Elks Lodge, 9 Main St. Hosted by community partners from across Cortland County. The Forum will allow parents and concerned community members to come together and learn about the realities of prescription drug abuse and heroin use and leave with tips on how to address the issue. The event will include a resource fair, speaker line-up, NARCAN training and refreshments. For more information call (607) 299-4910, email swatrous@cccocc.org or visit cortlandareactc.org.

July 28 - 29, Training for Volunteer Coaches for "A Matter of Balance" classes

8:30 am - 12:30 pm, Cortland County Office Building, 60 Central Ave. Cortland County Area Agency on Aging and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) are hosting a training for volunteers interested in co-leading “A Matter of Balance” eight weekly classes designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Volunteer Coaches are required to complete this 8-hour training. To volunteer or to learn more about becoming a volunteer Coach, call RSVP at 753-5057 or email RSVP@cortland-co.org.

July 28, Grit N Grace

7 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music! Free and open to the public. For more information call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

July 29-30, Route 90 Fifty Mile Garage Sale

Rt. 90, Montezuma to Homer. Items may be dropped off at the Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer, Monday through Friday 10 am - 5 pm, or schedule a pickup by calling (607) 749-4900.

July 29, 11th Annual Golf Tourney

11:45 am-5 pm (12:30 pm shotgun start) at Willowbrook Golf Club. A fun Friday outing of 18 holes of golf with dinner, prizes and more, 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, dinner and prizes. To purchase tickets contact Tom Avery, Golf Committee Chair at TAvery@mobiusbiz.com or Andrew Polley, CPEF President, at spolley4@yahoo.com or visit cpef.shutterfly.com for registration forms. For more information call (607) 842-6843 (Anne Sabach, Vice President), e-mail asabach@frontiernet.net or visit cpef.shutterfly.com.

July 29, Hypnotic Clambake with Molly and the Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys (Main Street Music Series)

5:30 gates open, 6 pm music begins, between the Marketplace Mall at 64 Main St. and the VFW at 76 Main St. Free concert. Beverages and food available. No coolers please. For more information visit us on Facebook.

 

AUGUST 2016

August 1-7, Chautauqua 2016

10 am - 7:45 pm daily, Homer Village Green. Community event centered on education, art, music, entertainment and spiritual enrichment. 3/5 K Walk/Run to be held on Saturday. A nominal $15.00 fee entitles you to attend 5 days/nights of classes. Details and registration forms are available at Cortlandchurches.org. 3/5 K Walk/Run: $20 per person $40 per group. Details and registration forms are available at chautauqua5k.com. For more information call (607) 753-1002 or visit Cortlandchurches.org.

August 3, CCHS Lunch & Learn: "New York Central College: An Experiment in Education in McGrawville 1848-1860"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. McGraw Historical Society President Carl Kimberly and his wife Mary, McGraw historian, will be presenting this program on this very progressive college that was established in McGraw. The concept of black education was not new in the 1850s. Today we will learn how McGrawville became involved in a college open to black and white students, male and female, and taught by both black and white professors. Bring your own lunch to enjoy while you listen and we will provide dessert and beverages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit us on Facebook.

August 3 - 13, Agatha Christie’s "Cards on the Table" (CRT)

Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Regional premiere of another exciting mystery from the world’s most popular author. Adapted by Leslie Darbon from Christie’s novel, this rarely produced Christie classic is sure to please the mystery lover in everyone! Mr. Shaitana is a strange and wealthy collector of various kinds of art. One evening he invites Superintendent Battle of Scotland Yard and crime novelist Adriane Oliver to a dinner party to view his latest “collection”: four people who have committed murder and gotten away with it. But during a game of bridge with the group, Shaitana himself is daringly murdered. The Superintendent sets out to solve the crime and must catch the murderer before they lay their cards on the table for the final time. The audience is challenged to solve the mystery before the killer strikes again! For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

August 3, Movie Under the Stars: The Mighty Ducks

8:30 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. For more information call the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

August 4, Old Timers Band

7 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music! Free and open to the public. For more information call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

August 4-5 and 11-12, Big Fish

Cortland High School. Musical, produced by CYB Drama with high school and college age actors. For more information call the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

August 5, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities 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 and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

August 6, Cortland Arts and Wine Fest

10 am - 5 pm, Courthouse Park. Artists Prospectus and Application. Day of local artwork, music, food, wine, an artistic car show and a chalk drawing contest! The wine tent opens at noon. For more information visit cortlandartsandwine.org.

August 10, CCHS Lunch & Learn: "Cortland Traction Company and Little York Park"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Local historian Chip Jermy will discuss the Cortland Traction Company, it's evolution, and it's enduring legacy, Little York Park. Bring your own lunch to enjoy while you listen and we will provide dessert and beverages. For more information call (607) 756-6071, email cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit us on Facebook.

August 10, Movie Under the Stars: Zootopia

8:30 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. For more information call the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

August 11, Molly & the Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys

7 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music! Free and open to the public. For more information call the Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

August 13, LGBTQ+ Annual Picnic

12 noon-3 pm, Yaman Park, Pavilion 1. Please RSVP by Monday, August 1 by calling (607) 756-8070 x252 or emailing cortlandlgbtcenter@fcscortland.org. The LGBTQ+ Annual Picnic is open for LGBTQ+ and their allies! This event will be family friendly, catered, and FREE to attend. Please let us know if you need any accommodations, including any dietary restrictions. This event will go on rain or shine. For more information call (607) 756-8970 x261, email cortlandlgbtcenter@fcscortland.org or visit cortlandlgbtcenter.org.

August 13, 125th Anniversary Event for Cortland Regional Medical Center

1-5 pm, Cortland Regional Medical Center, Corner of North Main and Homer Avenue. Free event featuring live music by the Cortland Old Timer’s Band, the Brothers MacRae, and Steve Southworth and the Rockabilly Rays, plus carnival games, food vendors, Dan the Snakeman and much more! Admission is free, except for food and games. For more information email bggriffith@gmail.com.

August 17 – 27, The Kitchen Witches (CRT)

Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Regional premiere of the piping-hot comedy by Caroline Smith. Imagine Martha Stewart and Rachel Ray in a knockdown, drag-out Battle of the Cooking Stars! Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two low-budget cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called “The Kitchen Witches”, the insults are flung harder than the food. Dolly's son, who is also the TV show’s producer, tries to keep them on track, but it's a losing battle – especially when the show becomes a ratings smash! For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

August 17, Movie Under the Stars: Inside Out

8:30 pm, Courthouse Park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. For more information call the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.

August 20, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. Hikes 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, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

August 26, Spaceship Days

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Featuring Cortland Native and America's Got Talent finalist and Top 40 finisher on American Idol, Adam Decker! Spaceship Days blends digital guitar effects, full orchestration, timeless piano, acoustic solos, rich vocal harmonies, vivid mental images, and intricate mixing techniques to create songs that have mass appeal. General Admission $23.00, Senior (60+) $20.00, Student $18. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

August 31 – September 10, The Marvelous Wonderettes (CRT)

Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Written and created by Roger Bean and featuring the greatest hits of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. Take a trip back in time to the 1958 Springfield High School prom and meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including Lollipop, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid, and Lipstick on Your Collar. Then in Act Two, jump forward in time as the girls reunite to perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade as they sing “current” hits Leader of the Pack, Son of a Preacher Man, Rescue Me and I Only Want To Be With You! Featuring over 30 hits, this show is a funny musical trip down memory lane! For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

September 2, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities 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 and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

September 9, Healthy Living Expo

4 - 8 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Dr. Join health conscious organizations in our area to promote healthy living. The goal of this exhibition is to present healthy resources available in our community. This event is FREE and open to the public! If interested in being a vendor, please email Kelsey at events@jmmcomplex.com. For more information call (607) 753-8100, email events@jmmcomplex.com or visit JM McDonald web site.

September 10, Superhero 5k

Registration: 8 am, 5k: 9 am, Kids 1 Mile Fun Run: 10 am, JM McDonald Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Dr. Costume contest with prizes, and a book drive for the Family Reading Partnership. $25 - Adults (5k), $15 - Kids 12 & Under (1 Mile Fun Run). For more information call (607) 753-8100, email events@jmmcomplex.com or visit www.jmmcomplex.com.

September 17, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. Hikes 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, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

September 22, Vaud and the Villains

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. 18 piece orchestra and cabaret show. It is loosely themed as a traveling medicine show... 50% church, 50% get down and 5% circus. It's Americana Noir meets Moulin Rouge with the presentation of a modern day, over the top, rock and roll spectacle. General Admission $25, Seniors $23, Student $20. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

September 23, Cortland Memorial Foundation's Annual Harvest of Gold

6 - 9 pm, The Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, 29 Tompkins St. This year we are honoring the Cortland Community Foundation for their support of the Cortland Regional Medical Center over the years and other organizations in the community. We will also recognize CRMC's 125 years of providing continuous healthcare to Cortland and the surrounding area. Tickets are $55 each and include an evening of live music, hearty hors d'oeuvres and fabulous desserts. To order tickets: call (607) 756-3757 or online. Please contact us if you would like to receive an invitation by US mail. For more information call (607) 756-3757, email foundation@cortlandreginal.org or visit www.cortlandregional.org.

September 24, Borg Warner YMCA Race Series

9 am start. 5K race series around the Cortland area. Registration available on-line at www.cortlandymca.org.

September 25, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. 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! Let us know if you plan on participating. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

September 30, Slaid Cleaves

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. General $25, Seniors $23, Students $20. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

 

OCTOBER 2016

October 7, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities 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 and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

October 14, Daniel Bachman

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Daniel Bachman is a six-string and lap steel guitar player from Virginia, currently living in North Carolina. Solo guitarists come and go and it takes Daniel Bachman, like John Fahey or Jack Rose before him to completely show you the power in one man and his instrument. Adult/General: $15, Seniors $12, Students $10. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

October 15, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. Hikes 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, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

October 15, AppleJazz Concert

6 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Dinner buffet begins at 4 pm. Tickets may be purchased for dinner and concert, or just concert. For more information visit center4art.org/tickets.

October 23, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. 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! Let us know if you plan on participating. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

October 28, Creatures of the Night

5-8 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. 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, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

 

NOVEMBER 2016

November 1, Community Arts Challenge Deadline

A celebration of the creative talent and spirit of Cortland County. Calling all local artists, choreographers, composers, photographers, and writers to participate. Submissions due November 1. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit www.cortlandartschallenge.org.

November 4, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities 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 and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

November 4, Ben Sollee

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Kentucky-born cellist and composer Ben Sollee likes to keep moving. For listeners just discovering Ben’s music, you’ll find that there’s a lot more to it than songs. Like his contemporaries Chris Thile and Abigail Washburn, Sollee’s music is difficult to pin down, but also uniquely beautiful. As seen on NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert and Rolling Stone Magazine. Adult/General $22, Seniors $19, Students $16. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

November 17-18-19, Lucky Stiff

7:30 pm, Cortland High School Auditorium. Fall musical presented by Cortland High School Theatre. Based on the novel The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or else his uncle's gun-toting ex! Featuring a tuneful Flaherty and Ahrens score, an ensemble cast of zany characters, and small rock combo orchestra, Lucky Stiff is an audience charmer. Tickets $8 at the door. For more information call (607) 745-1502 or email sucarr02@hotmail.com.

November 17, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band

Trucks helped form The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, along with Duane Allman (guitar), Gregg Allman (vocals and organ), Dickey Betts (guitar), Berry Oakley (bass), and fellow drummer Jai Johanny Johanson. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.

November 19, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Take a stroll with a Lime Hollow Naturalist. Monthly hikes include a fun topic or theme. Hikes 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, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

November 20, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. 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! Let us know if you plan on participating. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

November 24, Borg Warner YMCA Race Series

9 am start. 5K race series around the Cortland area. Registration available on-line at www.cortlandymca.org.

November 26, Lime Hollow Tree Sale Begins

Lime Hollow Visitors Center, 338 McLean Rd.

 

DECEMBER 2016

December 2, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities 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 and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

December 3, Wreath Making Class

3-5 pm, Lime Hollow Education Center, 3277 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. Limited seating. Please call and reserve your spot. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

 

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FEBRUARY 2017

 

MARCH 2017

March 24, Francesca Blanchard

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Francesca Blanchard is a French-American singer-songwriter whose lyrics and melodies reflect her bilingual and multicultural upbringing. A graduate from Boston U., she has been gaining musical experience over the last few years, opening for Joan Armatrading, Suzanne Vega, The Parkington Sisters and others. Adult/General $15, Seniors $12, Students $10. For more information call (607) 749-4900, or visit center4art.org.