Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

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SEPTEMBER 2014

August 27 - September 13, Ring of Fire - the Music of Johnny Cash (Cortland Repertory Theatre)

The iconic songbook of The Man in Black! Pull on your black jeans and boots and enjoy this unique musical filled with songs about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family as only Johnny Cash could sing them. More than two dozen classic hits are here, including I Walk The Line, A Boy Named Sue, Daddy Sang Bass, I've Been Everywhere, and Folsom Prison Blues, all performed by a multi-talented cast of five. This wonderful end to our season paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin', crowd-pleasin' salute to this uniquely American legend! For more information call (607) 756-2627, e-mail cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

September 9, Author Visit - Barbara Hacha

6-7 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church Street. Barbara Hacha, author of Line by Line, will discuss her latest book. Mulligan Stew features stories and traditions of American hobos. Hacha will discuss different aspects of hobo culture including hobo life at the turn of the 21st century, women hobos, hobo heroes, hobo signs and symbols, and more. Both books are available through Inter-Library Loan and will be available for purchase at the event for $16 each. Registration is NOT required. For more information call 607-753-1042, e-mail cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit www.cortlandfreelibrary.org.

September 12, Grace Brown Murder - Program by AUthor Craig Brandon

7 pm, Heritage Hall, corner of Rt. 26 and Telephone Road, Cincinnatus. The Cincinnatus Area Heritage Society & the Kellogg Free Library are hosting a program by Craig Brandon, noted author of “Murder in the Adirondacks – An American Tragedy Revisited,” chronicling the murder of Grace Brown and the subsequent trial and conviction of Chester Gillette. There is a $2 donation at the door and the public is invited. For more information call (607) 863-3280
or e-mail mrsma1950@yahoo.com.

September 13, JM McDonald Sports Complex 10th Anniversary Celebration 5k Run

Registration begins 7:30 am, race starts at 9 am, JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Drive. Inside activities will begin at 11 am. Race pre-registration: $20 adults, $15 children under 12, includes t-shirt if registered online before September 1. Race day registration $25 adults, $20 children under 12, t-shirts available first come first serve. Register online now. Inside activities will be pay as you play for skating, bounce houses, games, dunk tanks, face painting and more!Chicken BBQ, bake sale and full service concession open. For more information call (607) 753-8100 or visit http://jmmcomplex.com/special-events-2/10th-anniversary-fun-run/.

September 13, Skate-A-Thon

2:30-5:30 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Dr. Guest skaters Mickey & Minnie and Buzz & Woody. All participants will receive a drawstring bag full of goodies. A Grand Prize (choice of an iPad or cash) will be awarded to the individual who earns the most money. The Cortland Figure Skating Club is a non-profit organization that provides skating lessons for all ages and ability levels at the JM McDonald Sports Complex, and is affiliated with the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA). The proceeds will be shared with the Friends of the Cortland County Child Advocacy Center (CAC), a non-profit organization which provides a safe and comfortable setting where children of suspected physical and sexual abuse can be interviewed and provided with access to a full range of services, while maximizing communication and coordination among numerous law enforcement and treatment providers. $20 for first participant, $10 for each additional participant. You must register by September 6 at the Sports Complex. Participants collect pledges either by the minute or as a flat donation. Pledge Sheets are available at the Sports Complex or at www.cortlandskating.com. For more information call 607-745-1668, e-mail Jessica Vaughan at everjc@hotmail.com or visit www.cortlandskating.com.

September 13, Bands for History

6-9 pm, The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins St. Rock out in the Carriage House with the Brothers McRae and Unreal City. Enjoy Cortland Brewery beer, wine and great BBQ. Suggested donation $10 per person. All proceeds go to the continued restoration and preservation of the 1890 House Museum. For more information visit FB event page or www.the1890house.org.

September 14, Journeys of Romance Concert

3 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Steve Jones Baritone and Kathy Hansen Pianist. Works by Schubert, Ibert, and Leigh. Free concert. There will be a goodwill offering for the Children's Theatre Program at Center for the Arts. For more information call (607) 749-4900.

September 14, Tuff eNuff Challenge

Greek Peak Mountain Resort. Tuff eNuff 5K or 10K race is a creative collaboration between Greek Peak Mountain Resort, the Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County, Inc. and Cortland Prevention Resources. The race is designed to foster community through teamwork and adventure. Proceeds will benefit these non-profit organizations, which generate support and nurture hope for members of our community during their recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.

The intense “challenge by choice” course utilizes the rugged terrain of Greek Peak and the ruthless craftsmanship of extreme challenge elements to push participants to a heightened level of physical and mental endurance. You get to choose whether you are “Tuff eNuff” (5k) or even “Tuffer” (10k)! After the race, receive free Mountain Coaster rides at the Adventure Center and group pricing for all other attractions. There will also be a post-race BBQ and a bonfire from 1-7 pm! For more information visit http://tuffenuff.greekpeak.net/.

September 16, Save Energy - Save Dollars

2-3:30 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church Street. Claudia Hitt, of Cornell Cooperative Extension, will teach homeowners and apartment dwellers alike how to save money by saving energy. Participants will be shown several easy things to do to conserve energy without spending a lot on supplies. There will also be education on Energy Star and what it means, vampire appliances, and some appliance maintenance tips. Registration is NOT required. For more information call 607-753-1042, e-mail cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit www.cortlandfreelibrary.org.

September 19-20, The Rave-Ons Concert

7:30, 19 Church St (formerly United Community Church). America's Traveling Buddy Holly Tribute Band. Hits from the 1950's, with songs by Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more. $30 per person. For tickets call Cortland Repertory Theatre at 800-427-6160 or visit CRT Downtown at 24 Port Watson St.

September 19, Morrisville State College Cortland Event

4 - 7 pm, CNY Living History Center, Rt. 11, Homer. Hugh Riehlman '60 and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Bill Carr invite you to re-connect with fellow alumni, staff and friends from Morrisville while exploring the exhibits and learn what's new at your alma mater. Light food and beverages will be provided. $10 ($5 will be donated to support Morrisville Scholarships). RSVP by September 17 by calling (315) 684-6020 or emailing washintj@morrisville.edu. For more information call (315) 684-6020, e-mail washintj@morrisville.edu or visit www.morrisville.edu.

September 20-21, Cat Show

10 am - 4 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds . Over 30 different breeds of cats and kittens being judged by 12 different judges from across the US. You can even enter your own household pet (see website for details). Admission at door $4, Children under 5 are free. Get $1 off admission coupon on website. For more information call 315-846-5730, e-mail nypersians@gmail.com or visit saltcitycatclub.org/.

September 20, Asleep at the Wheel

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Now in their 41st year, the band Asleep at the Wheel continues to introduce the western swing genre to a new generation on tour and takes audiences on the ride of a lifetime with their play, “A Ride with Bob.” Western swing has a unique combination of elements of American blues, swing and traditional fiddling but also demanding musical chops. Tickets can be purchased online at www.center4art.org or by calling the box office at (607) 749-4900. If available, tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the performance. The Center Social Hour begins at 7 pm, offering desserts, coffee, tea, wine and beer for purchase as a fundraiser for the Center.

September 21, Cruise-In

1-5 pm, Cortland Elks Parking Lot, 9 Groton Ave. There will be classic and collector cars/motorcyles lining the parking lot. There will also be music, prizes, 50/50 raffle. Food (chicken spiedie sandwiches, burgers, dogs) and drinks can be purchased at the concession stand. No entrance fee. All proceeds from this event will benefit Elk youth and Veteran programs in our community. For more information call John Pinto at (607) 591-1048, e-mail dquail@twcny.rr.com or visit Cortland Elks 748 or CNY Mustang & Ford Club.

September 22-27, Red Cross Preparedness Week

10 am - 2 pm, Cortland County Office Building, 60 Central Ave. Also held at Community Building in Homer (behind Fire Department) and Civic Center on Brink St. in Marathon. At each site, visit a mini Red Cross shelter, learn how to build a natural disaster kit, receive a starter kit, learn about First Responders, and see how local agencies and organizations can help you prepare. For more information call the Cortland Red Cross at (607) 753-1182.

September 26, Harvest of Gold

6 - 9 pm, SUNY Cortland Alumni House, Tompkins St. Join us this year as we honor the Ames family for their leadership and service to CRMC and the Cortland Community. $50/person, limited to 250 tickets. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 607-756-3757 or email foundation@cortlandregional.org.

September 27, Stella D'Oro Lodge #1730 80th Anniversary Dinner

6:30 - 9:30 pm, Cortland Elks Lodge, 9 Groton Ave. 6:30 cash bar, 7:00 dinner. Italian Basket Raffle. $30 per person or $55 for 2 people. Last day to purchase tickets is September 15. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact The Parish Center at 607-756-9967 or (for more information) e-mail dquail@twcny.rr.com.

 

OCTOBER 2014

October 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.

October 4, Tri-Cities Opera Children's Show: Pinocchio

2 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. For more information visit www.tricitiesopera.com. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Center’s website at www.center4art.org or by calling the box office at (607) 749-4900. If available, tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the performance. The Center Social Hour begins at 7 pm, offering desserts, coffee, tea, wine and beer for purchase as a fundraiser for the Center.

October 11, McGraw Pumpkin Launch and Kids Pumpkin Decorating Contest

10 am, Decorating contest. 12 noon, Pumpkin Launch, Clinton St. Park, McGraw. Kids can get a free pumpkin (while supply last) to decorate and then they can enter their pumpkin in the decorating contest. Build and enter a pumpkin launcher for the contest to see how far you can throw a pumpkin. Free park entry. To enter a launcher and get the contest rules, call (607) 836-6034.

October 18, Janis Ian

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Music and lyrics are about life experiences and, as Janis’ life has been full and colorful, so have her songs as evidenced by her multiple awards, Grammy and Dove Award nominations and commendations. Her songs have been recorded by singers as diverse as Cher, John Mellencamp, Celine Dion, Hugh Masakela, Nana Mouskouri, Charlie Daniels and Roberta Flack. Adults - $33; Seniors $28; Students $15; under 18 free. For more information visit www.janisian.com. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Center’s website at www.center4art.org or by calling the box office at (607) 749-4900. If available, tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the performance. The Center Social Hour begins at 7 pm, offering desserts, coffee, tea, wine and beer for purchase as a fundraiser for the Center.

October 19, String Fling

2:15 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street. Clinton String Quartet will perform a program of “dramatic” works for stringed instruments in a program especially designed for families, preceded by activities for children and followed by an "Instrument Petting Zoo" — a chance to take a violin for a test drive! Freewill offering with refreshments afterward. Fully accessible facility. No charge. For more information call (607) 849-4680, email officeadmin@unitedpresbyterian.net or visit unitedpresbyterian.net.

October 22, "Making Your Home Safe and Accessible As We Age Gracefully"

11:45 am - 1 pm, Osborn Room, YWCA, 14 Clayton Avenue. Jeff Frederickson, President and Certified Aging In Place Specialist of Crown Construction will talk about ways to make your home safe as living needs change as we age gracefully. Free event, but registration is required as seating is limited. For more information or to register Contact Kelly Skinner at 607-753-9651 or Kelly@cortlandywca.org.

 

NOVEMBER 2014

November 1, Community Arts Challenge Deadline

A celebration fo the creative talent and spirit of Cortland County. Calling all local artists, choreographers, composers, photographers, and writers. Theme this year is "Joy." For information about entry requirements and prizes, call (607) 749-4900 or visit www.cortlandartschallenge.org. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts of Homer and the Cultural Council of Cortland County.

November 2, African American Gospel Music Festival

4-6 pm, Brown Auditorium, Old Main, SUNY Cortland. Featuring the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers of Ithaca, Black Celestial Choral Ensemble of Syracuse University, Binghamton University Gospel Choir, The Promise Land Church of Syracuse and the SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir, directed by Dr. Baruch Whitehead. $5 adults; $3 students; under 12 free. Tickets at the door; Gospel Choir members; Sam Kelley at sam.kelley@cortland.edu; Africana Studies Department at 607 753-4105. For more information call (607) 753-4105 or e-mail sam.kelley@cortland.edu.

November 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.

November 15, Crystal Bowersox

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Her rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes her one of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years. She has performed alongside everyone from Harry Connick Jr., Joe Cocker, and Alanis Morrisette, to Michael Franti, John Popper and BB King. Adults - $33; Seniors $28; Students $15; under 18 free. For more information visit www.crystalbowersox.com. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Center’s website at www.center4art.org or by calling the box office at (607) 749-4900. If available, tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the performance. The Center Social Hour begins at 7 pm, offering desserts, coffee, tea, wine and beer for purchase as a fundraiser for the Center.

 

DECEMBER 2014

December 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.

December 13, Jingle Babes

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Join the Four Bitchin' Babes as they deck the concert hall with songs and folly. Sharing musical traditions, shtick and stories of friends and family, malls and mayhem, and ultimately the joy that lies within it all. These four accomplished and seasoned musician-actress comediennes come together taking turns in the spotlight and filling it with whimsical songs and shtick, presenting the hippest and most luxurious girl group harmonies "evah!" Playing their own guitars, bass, piano, Irish Bodhran, and mandolin, this hilarious renegade sorority of gal pals use their elegant wit, sophisticated (never blue) stand-up humor, to create an amazing evening of Cabaret/Broadway 'esque original songs. Adults - $33; Seniors $28; Students $15; under 18 free. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Center’s website at www.center4art.org or by calling the box office at (607) 749-4900. If available, tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the performance. The Center Social Hour begins at 7 pm, offering desserts, coffee, tea, wine and beer for purchase as a fundraiser for the Center.

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.