Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

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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
May 3 - June 23, 1-3 pm, Homer Senior Center, Homer Town Hall, 31 N. Main St., Homer. 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.

My Plate Class:
May 23, 1:30 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church Street. Anna Kortright from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be teaching How to Grocery Shop on a Budget. Please call or email to sign up. For more information call (607) 753-1042, email cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit www.cortlandfreelibrary.org.

SNAP Education Program:
May 2, 9, and 16, 1:30-2:30 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church Street. Stop in and see Anna Kortright from Cornell Cooperative Extension and she will share ideas to “Build Skills for Healthier Eating.” No Registration Required. For more information call (607) 753-1042, email cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit www.cortlandfreelibrary.org.

 

JUNE 2016

June 8 – 18, A Fox On The Fairway (CRT)

Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. Golfer Jimmy DeMaret once remarked “Golf and sex are the only things you can enjoy without being good at them.” With that in mind, come join the “teed off” gang down at the Quail Valley Country Club as they prepare to take on their archrivals, the Crouching Squirrels, in the Annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament. With a sizable wager at stake, the contest plays out amidst romantic shenanigans, mistaken identities, a disappearing diamond, objectionable sweaters, and an exploding vase. This regional premiere is a charming madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair... with golf! For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

June 13-19, Empire State Senior Games

For more information and a complete schedule of events visit www.nyseniorgames.com.

June 17, Father's Day Rock & Roll-er Skate!

7-9 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Dr. Dads Skate Free during Father's Day Weekend, others are $8 per person. Skate rentals are not included in this promotion, and are $2 per person. For more information call (607) 753-8100, email marketing@jmmcomplex.com, or visit www.jmmcomplex.com.

June 18, Community Center Rummage Sale

9 am - 3 pm, Cortland Community Center, 90 Central Ave. This is the Community Center's annual rummage sale fundraiser. We are also looking for donations of new or gently used items. No books or clothes please. Please drop donations off at the center Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am-4 pm. For more information call (607) 753-9441, email cortlandcommunitygroup@yahoo.com or visit www.cortlandcommunitycenter.org.

June 18, 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.

June 18, The Golden Cap

10:30-11:30 am, Cortland Free Library Youth Services Department. Celebrate local Cortland author Sally N. Kamerling and Ithaca illustrator Marie Sanderson as the discuss their new picture book "The Golden Cap." Come join in this fun inter-generational program for all ages! Discover how a book is made and enjoy artifacts and tastes from Holland. You could even win the book! No charge. For more information call (607) 753-1043, email cortlandlib-youth@twcny.rr.com or visit cortlandfreelibrary.org.

June 18, Father's Day Family Skate

12-1:30 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Dr. Dads Skate Free during Father's Day Weekend, others are $6 per person. Skate rentals are not included in this promotion, and are $2 per person. For more information call (607) 753-8100, email marketing@jmmcomplex.com, or visit www.jmmcomplex.com.

June 18, WXHC 101.5 Birthday Celebration

2-9 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Celebrating 25 years on the air with WXHC! Food & drinks, beer & wine bar, and live broadcasting from WXHC – plus live, local music throughout the day. Free concerts: 2 pm, Don Barber and The Dukes; 4 pm, Steve Southworth and The Rockabilly Rays; 6 pm, Johnny & Lonnie. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

June 18, Mystic Moondance – the Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer; doors at 6 pm. Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You’ll hear classic tunes - Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into The Mystic, Caravan - just to name a few. The show is packed with one VM classic after the next. Tickets: $12 General, $10 Senior. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

June 19, Borg Warner YMCA Race Series

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

June 20, Effects of Warming Waters on Farms and Farming

7 - 9 pm, location TBA. Amanda Barber from Cortland Soil & Water Conservation District, Mike McMahon from EZ Acres Farm, and additional speakers TBA. Farmers make their living from the land and are connected to it. They were the first stewards of land and water resources and continue to work hard to protect these for the next generation. Join our distinguished panel as they outline current thinking in farm best management practices to support environmental and economically sustainable agriculture. Learn more about the progress that has been made and the challenges that farmers face in a rapidly evolving environment. Sponsored by the Cortland–Onondaga Federation of Kettle Lake Associations, Inc. C-OFOKLA is dedicated to the preservation of the kettle lakes, surrounding waters and watershed regions in Cortland and Onondaga Counties. Free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged to ensure your seat. Please visit cofokla.org/events to register.

June 22, Garden Weed Identification

6 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church St. Claudia Hitt, Horticulture Program Educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension, will teach about weed identification and pressing. This is the second in a series of 4 Family Friendly Gardening Workshops. No charge. For more information call (607) 753-1042, email cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit cortlandfreelibrary.org.

June 22 – July 9, West Side Story (CRT)

Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. American musical classic, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. In this breathtaking musical, two rival gangs struggle for control of their west side New York City neighborhood. Amidst the chaos, star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria find themselves wrenched between their worlds. Beautiful, passionate, with shades of violence and heartache, this innovative adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet still dazzles after more than fifty years! The treasured songs Something’s Coming, Tonight, I Feel Pretty, Maria and America have become classics in the American Songbook. For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

June 27 - July 2, Adult Summer Reading Kick Off Week

9:30 a, - 5:30 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church St. Stop in any day this week (including Saturday) during our business hours and pick up your BINGO sheet to get you started! You can start your Summer Reading list, pick up a themed reading list or even make your own stress ball. Help exercise your mind to get a healthy mind! No charge. For more information call (607) 753-1042, email cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit cortlandfreelibrary.org.

June 27-28, CNY Compost Workshop and Facility Tour

9 am - 4 pm, NYS Grange Headquarters, 100 Grange Place. Cost: Workshops $10. Tours $10. Both days: $18. Lunch provided both days. Register by June 15 (please indicate what day(s) you are paying in the Transaction Notes).

Workshop Topics (MONDAY):
· What Makes a Good Compost?
· Review of the Basics of Composting
· Setting Up Community Compost
· Feedstocks and Uses of Final Product
· Hurdles, Troubleshooting, Permitting
· It Can Work for You: Local Community Compost Programs

Tours (TUESDAY):
· Homer Municipal Composting Facility
· Cornell University Composting Facility
· Other stops TBD

Questions about the Workshop and Tour: Jared Popoli, Cortland County SWCD, 607-756-5991, jared.popoli@cortlandswcd.org. Questions about Registration: Lauri Wellin, Cornell Waste Management Institute, 607-255-1187, lew4@cornell.edu. Hosted by: Cornell Waste Management Institute, Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District, City of Cortland Environmental Advisory Committee, and Sustainable Cortland.

 

JULY 2016

July 1, 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.

July 4, Public Reading of the United States Declaration of Independence

10 am, Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer. Charles W. Jermy, Jr. and Charles W. Jermy III will present the historical background of the events that led up to its adoption in 1776. Those who desire to do so will be invited to read a short portion of the Declaration itself. Following the reading, the bells in the churches and other buildings surrounding the Green will be rung 50 times. All are welcome, families in particular, and there is no charge. For more information, please call Bud or Chip at 607/749-4365 or send an e-mail message to cwj1@cornell.edu.

July 6, CCHS Lunch & Learn: "Cortland's Business District Through the Years"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Please join Kate O’Connell to learn more about the buildings in Cortland’s business district and to see photos from then and now. She will have rare photos from her own collection and from the collection of CCHS. 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 7, Steve Daniels Swingtet

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 9, Taste of Downtown

12 noon, Historic Downtown Cortland. Area restaurants show off their culinary creativity for the 10th annual walking sample tour on Main Street and adjacent side streets. Live music, local artists and craftsman booths, and exhibits pepper the sidewalk for festival goer's enjoyment between tasting stops. Tickets will be available for sale Monday, June 27, 2016 for $15 at The Local Food Market and Cortland Beer Company. Email jane@cortlanddowntown.com to reserve tickets now. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email jane@cortlanddowntown.com or visit us on Facebook.

July 13, CCHS Lunch & Learn: "Footsteps from the Past: Native American People Before 1500"

12:10-12:50 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. SUNY Cortland professor of archaeology Ellis McDowell-Loudan will be talking about Native American settlements and land use prior to 1500. 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 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 14, Lucey's Hooch

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 15, On Your Mark...Get Set...READ! with Tim Green

10 am, Cortland County Office Building Gymnasium, 60 Central Ave. Best-selling author and former Atlanta Falcons defense player Tim Green will present "reading is weightlifting for your brain" at this family centered program. Open to all, but registered families will receive a copy of one of his books. Limited quantities. Please visit or call Cortland Free Library (607)-753-1043. For more information call (607) 753-1043, email cortlandlib-youth@twcny.rr.com or visit cortlandfreelibrary.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, 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 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 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 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 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.

 

AUGUST 2016

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

 

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 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 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 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.