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November

Guided Bird Walk at Cornell Lab of Ornithology

November 1st, 2014

Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 - 10:30 am Join us for guided beginner bird walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks last about 1.5 hours, and will take place weather permitting.

Hess Mobile Museum Launch

November 1st, 2014

The Hess Mobile Museum launches at The Strong on Saturday, November 1. Guests may explore the mobile museum, see examples of the toy trucks from the last 50 years, and get a preview of the 2014 truck. The mobile museum will be accompanied by outdoor activities for kids—including a photo op, Kids’ Zone, and a bank of toy truck computer games.

Showtime! Bambi: Plants are Plantastic

November 1st, 2014

2:00 pm Explore how plants adapt to their world. Join Melissa Kitchen of Cornell's naturalist outreach program to learn about the amazing life of plants.

Animal Feeding at Cayuga Nature Center

November 1st, 2014

12:00 pm Check out our many animals! We feed our snakes, turtles, birds, fish and mammals. Our staff of animal specialists will be available to answer your questions. General admission fees apply.

Squishing of the Squash: Rosamond Gifford Zoo

November 2nd, 2014

What happens to the pumpkins when Halloween is over? The squash get squished! Watch as animals throughout the Rosamond Gifford Zoo stomp, romp and chomp pumpkins of varying sizes! Don’t miss the 9th annual gourd-filled gala of fun.

Day of the Dead- El Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

November 2nd, 2014

CORNING, NEW YORK – The public is invited to the The Rockwell Museum on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for a celebration of El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The program is free of charge.

Meet La Catrina ,a traditional El Dia de Los Muertos character made popular by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada presented by Vivian Munoz- Halm and Bev Stevens.

Watch and listen to live demonstrations of traditional altars (ofrendas) built in the Yaqui and Oaxacan styles presented by Mercedes Piatt and Sandra Perkins.

Decorate your own traditional sugar skull with Dinorah J. Peters and enjoy hot chocolate with Pan de Muerto (traditional Mexican bread)!

El Dia de Los Muertos is a festival of "welcome" for the souls of the dead. The celebration is prepared and enjoyed by the living and honors those who have passed. The customs surrounding this celebration are based on ancient traditions traced to the Aztec civilization in Mexico. The belief is that the souls of the deceased return each year to enjoy, for a few brief hours, the pleasures they once knew in life. Today, this celebration combines Native American and European customs and is primarily practiced among Hispanic, Mestizo and indigenous peoples from the American Southwest to South America.

During the month of October, middle school Spanish students from the surrounding area will create decorative objects for an El Dia de Los Muertos student altar that will be installed in the Museum's Education Gallery. The Museum's Education Department is in its eighth year of partnering with area schools and Spanish teachers in this special program. The Museum's program integrates cultural traditions with classroom education and creates an opportunity for students to connect an artistic experience with traditional learning.

 

An altar created by Spanish students will be on view in the Education Center and Student Gallery through November 3, 2014.

 

During the month of October, Spanish students create decorative objects for an El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar installed in the Museum’s Student Gallery.  The Museum’s program integrates cultural traditions with classroom education and creates an opportunity for students to connect an artistic experience with traditional learning. 

 

In general, an altar as featured in the Museum’s exhibit would be built in a family’s home and would be an integral part of the celebration.  A typical altar has candles and favorite foods of the deceased.  People might also place meaningful, personal objects on the altar that belonged to the deceased.  Other items found on the altars are Cempasúchil or marigolds (the floral symbol of death), paper maché pieces, images of saints, sugar skulls, and Pan de los Muertos (Bread of the Dead).  Calaveras or skeletons are widely associated with Day of the Dead and their images are common this time of year.  These popular maché or clay skeletons are often displayed doing daily activities in order to demonstrate the wit and humor of the deceased; their liveliness also reminds us of the longevity of the soul.

 

The objects on the student ofrenda were made by students in workshops in the Education Center at The Rockwell Museum.  The program was developed through collaborative efforts with are school districts.

Moto-Inventions and Lightapalooza

November 2nd, 2014

Moto-Inventions, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Sundays in November. Invent contraptions that can move. Visit our Reinvention Station to tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home! Materials provided by Cornell Xraise. Lightapalooza, 2:00 pm Local high school students demonstrate optical illusions, bending light, and making sound waves visible.

Free History of Life Course Fall 2014: Rule of the Reptiles

November 3rd, 2014

5:30 - 6:30 pm The History of Life course, originally a training program for volunteers, will include a total of six presentations and will focus on the diversification of life throughout our planet's 4 billion year journey. This week we learn about the emergence and domination of the reptiles on land, sea, and air. Free to All.

Fighting Crime with...Feathers: The Casebook of a Forensic Ornithologist

November 3rd, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 pm When a crime is committed against a bird, a forensic ornithologist identifies the victim. Pepper Trail, Senior Forensic Scientist/Ornithologist, National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory, is likely the world's only full-time ornithological crime-fighter. Doors open at 7:00 pm but seating is limited. Doors will close when room capacity is reached. Free admission.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

November 4th, 2014

Tuesday, November 4 and Friday, November 7, 10:30 - 11:00 am Hear the story Sky Tree by Candace Christiansen and decorate a picture of a tree.

Sit! Stay! Read! - Tompkins County Public Library

November 4th, 2014

3:00 - 4:00 pm Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener - a dog!

Historic Preservation District Wants You on Election Day 2014

November 4th, 2014

Stop by the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House to pay tribute to Susan B. Anthony and the pioneers who made it possible for us to vote! Add your on camera "Thank you, Susan B!" to our video collection & tell us what the right to vote means to you. Visit "Let's Have Tea", an interactive, larger-than-life statue of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass. Follow Rochester's Heritage Trail from the Rochester Public Library's Rundel Building to the Anthony Museum. Cap off your visit to our historic neighborhood with lunch at the 1872 Cafe, located on the spot where Susan B. Anthony and 14 other women famously voted.

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

November 5th, 2014

BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm FREE Live Music with Amanda Ashley from 6-9pm Cafe Toscana is serving until 9pm

ESL Snack and Chat

November 5th, 2014

3:15 - 4:30 pm Learn and practice English through casual conversation. Light refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome!

The Civil War After the Civil War: How the South Won-A Discussion by Michael Trotti

November 5th, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 pm Trotti will provide an illustrated discussion of how racial tensions following the Civil War remained prevalent in the South and refueled, following a few short years of Republican rule, racial division throughout the nation.

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly and the S.O.S. Band

November 6th, 2014

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly and the S.O.S. Band November 6, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale August 15 at 10am Price: $49.50, $59.50, $75.50 & $125.00 Combining a Philadelphia soul sound with a strong appreciation of Marvin Gaye, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly was among the top R&B acts of the late '70s and '80s. Their self- titled debut album was released by Capitol in 1977; that album (which contains the hits "Happy Feelin's," "While I'm Alone," and "Lady of Magic") went gold and earned Maze an extremely devoted following. 1978 saw the release of Maze's second album, Golden Time of Day, which contains the number-nine R&B hit "Workin' Together." Golden Time of Day went gold, as did 1979's Inspiration and 1980's Joy and Pain (the album that gave us the major hit "Southern Girl"). In the late '70s, Maze earned a reputation for having one of the best live shows in R&B and their first live album, Live in New Orleans (a two-LP set), came out in 1981. Another live double-LP, Live in Los Angeles, was released in 1986, which was the year after Maze's funky "Back in Stride" reached number one on Billboard's R&B singles chart and became their biggest hit ever. The S.O.S. Band is an American R&B and electro-funk group are best known for the songs "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," "Just Be Good to Me," "Tell Me If You Still Care," and "The Finest." The band was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977. The Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis-produced S.O.S. Band hits are notable for popularizing the use of the Roland TR-808 drum machine (and its distinctive cowbell sound) in popular music. DJ Ross Rosco returns to Rochester after performing with Charlie Wilson on May 11. He has played with the likes of Jay-Z and Rihanna and toured with Robin Thicke.

National Toy Hall of Fame Induction

November 6th, 2014

The 2014 toy honorees are revealed at a public ceremony that takes place in the National Toy Hall of Fame at 10:30 a.m. Included with general museum admission fees.

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

November 7th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Womans Roles During War Years Lecture

November 7th, 2014

The Geneva Historical Society's 2014 Fall Lecture Series concludes on Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. with the lecture "From Rosie the Riveter to Harriet the Happy Homemaker: Women on Screen During and After World War II," presented by Rob Edelman. Edelman will explore how the role of women in American society changed during World War II, as seen through film clips of the era. This lecture is free and open to the public and is made possible through the New York Council for the Humanities' Speakers in the Humanities program with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Before the Second World War, women were expected to marry and remain at home to keep house and raise children, while their husbands were the breadwinners. During the war, however, women worked assembly lines, entered the military, and experienced personal and economic freedom that previously had been the exclusive domain of men. Peacetime meant a return to “normalcy,” and the expectation that women would cheerfully exchange their paychecks for aprons, regain their lost “femininity,” and return to their traditional roles within the American family. Clips from the era's Hollywood movies will illustrate the manner in which women were expected to act during and after the war. Speaker Rob Edelman is a Lecturer in film history at the University at Albany. He offers film commentary on WAMC Public Radio, is a longtime contributing editor of Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide, and has written books and articles on freedom of the press and film. Since its launch in 1983, the New York Council for the Humanities' Speakers in the Humanities program has brought distinguished scholars on a wide range of humanities topics to audiences across New York State. All Speakers events are free and open to the general public. Each year, hundreds of non-profit organizations and community groups take advantage of this program, including community centers, religious organizations, museums and historical societies, and libraries. The Speakers program is an easy, affordable way for organizations to bring top humanities programming to their community.

Joyful Adornments November First Friday - Acid Etched Bead Demo

November 7th, 2014

It's our Anniversary month!! Join us for November First Friday - Acid Etched Bead Demo! For every $25.00 donation made to the Schuyler County Humane Society, you’ll receive a bead to create a design on, that I will acid etch and you will get to keep with a FREE magnetic chocker. ( These make great Christmas Gifts) Out of town Fans, please send a $25.00 donation to me for the Schuyler County Humane Society and I will send you a picture of several finished Acid Etched Beads to make a selection. ($5.00 charge for shipping)

Santa Claus is coming to Destiny USA

November 7th, 2014

WHEN: Friday, November 7 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: First level of Destiny USA’s Canyon Area

Santa Claus will arrive to Destiny USA on November 7, and will be available to take photos and meet kids in the Canyon Area every day from November 8 until December 24, except on Thanksgiving. Photo packages are available for purchase. Please see the attached schedule for when Santa will be available.

November 7 will also be the first day Destiny USA is accepting donations of unwrapped new clothes, toys and pet supplies, which will be donated to three local charities before Christmas as part of Destiny USA’s Stuff the Truck program, presented by Coca-Cola. Visit the following link for last week’s press release regarding Stuff the Truck

The Inns of Aurora "Greek Wine Dinner"

November 8th, 2014

Join us to explore Greece with a five paired course dinner ! 6:30pm $75++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Musical Storytime with Ithaca College

November 8th, 2014

11:00 am Children and families of all ages are invited to join students from Mu Phi Epsilon, a professional and co-educational music fraternity at Ithaca College, for a special musical storytime. Fraternity members will read and provide musical accompaniment to select children's books.

Animal Feeding

November 8th, 2014

12:00 pm Check out our many animals! We feed our snakes, turtles, birds, fish and mammals. Our staff of animal specialists will be available to answer your questions. General admission fees apply.

Guided Bird Walk

November 8th, 2014

Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 - 10:30 am Join us for guided beginner bird walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks last about 1.5 hours, and will take place weather permitting.

Veterans Glassworking Experience

November 8th, 2014

Free glassblowing lessons for veterans and active military. In recognition of those who have served our country, we’d like to show our gratitude by offering veterans the opportunity to participate in a one-hour Introduction to Glassworking lesson on November 8, for free. Please contact 607.438.5800 or funwithglass@cmog.org to RSVP. Reservations are required as space is limited.

National Toy Hall of Fame Celebration

November 8th, 2014 - November 9th, 2014

A weekend of toy-filled revelry in conjunction with the 2014 National Toy Hall of Fame toy induction. Included with general museum admission fees.

Showtime! Bambi: Animal Architects

November 8th, 2014

2:00 pm Find out about why and how animals build. Join Sara Gonzalez of Cornell’s naturalist outreach program to learn about the things animals build.

Discovery Sundays: Bucks in Rut

November 9th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Hearing strange noises from your woods lately? You may be a witness to our local bucks in rut! Learn about antler formation, how to decode a deer trail, and help us set out cameras for a front row seat to the action! All ages welcome. Discovery Sunday is included with Nature Center admission.

Mineral ID Day

November 9th, 2014

1:00 - 2:00 pm Have you or your kids found a funny rock? Curious about a crystal? Well, bring them to the Museum of the Earth where The Finger Lakes Mineral Club will be on hand with special equipment and experts to identify rocks and minerals for Museum visitors. Included with Museum admission.

The First International BirdFair in the Land of Birds: Cali, Colombia

November 10th, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 pm February 2015 Cali, Colombia, will be the center of birding activity for the International BirdFair. Jorge Orejuela, Conservationist, Dept of Environmental Sciences/Group in Environmental Studies for Sustainable Development, Autonomous University of the West, Cali, Colombia, and honorary president of this event, will be sharing his views of fair activities. Doors open at 7:00 pm but seating is limited. Doors will close when room capacity is reached. Free admission.

History of Life Course - Arms Race in the Sea

November 10th, 2014

5:30 - 6:30 pm The History of Life course, originally a training program for volunteers, will include a total of six presentations and will focus on the diversification of life throughout our planet's 4 billion year journey. This week we study the spectacular life that live in our modern oceans. Free to All.

Family Film Night

November 10th, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 pm Enjoy a free family film, popcorn and drinks! We will be showing Maleficent.

The Inns of Aurora "Holiday Cooking 101 Class"

November 11th, 2014

Learn to craft holiday classics and more ! 6:00-8:30, $120/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

November 11th, 2014 - November 16th, 2014

Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $32.50 - $72.50

THE BLOCKBUSTER MUSICAL RETURNS STARRING DIANA DeGARMO AND ACE YOUNG. One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production will feature Broadway/television star Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, Hair) as The Narrator and Broadway star Ace Young (Grease, Hair) as Joseph. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. Book your tickets and be part of the magic! For more information, visit http://www.rbtl.org/events.aspx?id=258. To purchase tickets online, go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/164/1953746.

 

Rochester Auditorium Theatre

Show Schedule: November 11-16,
Tuesday - 7:30pm
Wednesday - 7:30pm
Thursday - 7:30pm
Friday - 8:00pm
Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday - 1:00pm & 6:30pm

Free Admission for Military Families and Veterans on Veterans Day

November 11th, 2014

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Admission is free for active duty military personnel, veterans, and their immediate family members on Veterans Day. Valid military ID required.

School's Out Camp

November 11th, 2014

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Make sure you bundle up for a full day of fun and exploration on the trails! We'll stay warm as we learn about fire building, get hands-on with our Cider Press for a tasty treat, and learn all about the talk of the turkeys. Ages 5-12 yrs. Drop-off 8 am. Pick-up 5:30 pm. Non-member $50/day. Member $45/day. Register on-line.

Community Conversation - Geneva and World War II

November 11th, 2014

This fall the Geneva Historical Society will host a continuation of our program, Community Conversations: Dialogues About Geneva History, with a new installment focused on the history of Geneva during the Second World War. Gather with veterans and members of the community to discuss Geneva and Genevans’ service in World War II. From the construction of the Seneca Army Depot and Sampson Naval Training Station, to the service of hundreds of men from Geneva, to the boomtown growth of the city, World War II had a profound effect on Geneva and its residents. This informal program is an opportunity to learn and to share. Following a brief overview of the history of Geneva during the war, Society staff will share some of the material from our collection related to World War II. We will then open up the conversation to questions, personal stories, and observations from people in attendance. We are collaborating with the American Legion to present this program and will hold it at the American Legion Winnek Post #396 at 1115 Lochland Road, Geneva, NY. The public is welcome to attend the discussion and take part in the conversation. We especially encourage veterans of World War II to join us. Participants are can bring documents, photographs, or other materials related to Geneva’s war years to share. For more information about the program, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151.

Get Ready for The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol

November 11th, 2014

Storytelling, dance, and theater presented in conjunction with upcoming performances of The Nutcracker, featuring members of the Rochester City Ballet and A Christmas Carol, featuring actors from Geva Theatre Center. Included with general museum admission fees.

2300 ┬░ Cornucopia

November 12th, 2014

5:30PM-7:30PM Free + open to the public. Museum-Wide At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations by Amber Cowan, live music by Driftwood and Toivo, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public. Long-time Steuben designer Taf Schaefer will be making a personal appearance in the GlassMarket as we welcome back the tradition of a Steuben holiday ornament. The GlassMarket will also offer 23% off non-sale purchases starting at 5:00 p.m.

Create Your Own Indoor Bonsai

November 13th, 2014

1:00 - 3:00 pm After a short lecture and demonstration of how a bonsai is developed from common nursery stock, master bonsai artist and educator William Valavanis will assist each student in creating their own indoor bonsai to take home. Pre-registration is required.

Meet the 2014 Rakow Commission Artist: Amber Cowan

November 13th, 2014

7PM-8PM Lecture free & open to the public. Free reception at 6:15 pm open to Donor Level Members and above ($125+). Contact 607.438.5600 or membership@cmog.org to RSVP. Philadelphia-based 2014 Rakow Commission artist Amber Cowan artist will give a lecture on her work prior to the unveiling of the work. There will be a post-lecture reception with coffee and cookies beginning at 8:15 pm. Both events are free and open to everyone. In her sculptures, Cowan flameworks, fuses, and hot-sculpts recycled, upcycled, and second-life glass—usually American pressed glass dating from the 1940s to the 1980s—to create contemporary forms that preserve the memory of the earlier objects.

Christkindl Market - Granger Homestead

November 14th, 2014 - November 16th, 2014

November 2014 marks the eighth year for the Canandaigua Christkindl Market.
This event is held on the lawn of the majestic Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum in a series of three decorated, heated tents and brings together over 130 regional artisans and unique food vendors. German food along with traditional fare, wine, beer and "Gideon's Grog" is available. Live entertainment and holiday music fills the tents throughout the show.
  1. -Raffle Tent! Over 100 prizes donated by our vendors.

  2. -New this year! Happy Hours on Friday and Saturday with 1/2 priced beverages... more info to come.

  3. -Free shuttle service on Molly the Trolley to Canandaigua’s historic downtown area for added shopping, food and FUN!

FREE Live Music - Dirty Birds at Ventosa Vineyards

November 14th, 2014

FREE Live Music FRIDAYS! Kicking off the FRIDAY night music series right! The Dirty Birds are back performing LIVE from 6-9pm BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm Cafe Toscana will be serving until 9pm

Restoration of the Pat II

November 14th, 2014

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum is undertaking the largest restoration project in its history. On November 14, 2014 at 6:30 P.M., Geoff Heath, the Boat Wright who is leading this project, will give a presentation on how the Museum will restore a 39 foot launch, the Pat II. The Pat II was built in Alexandria Bay in 1924 and spent some 30 years ferrying tourists around the St. Lawrence. In 1956, the launch was sold and moved to Skaneateles where it spent the rest of its life on water as a U.S. mail boat on Skaneateles Lake. The Museum anticipates this will be a two-year project. It will provide opportunities for both classes on the techniques of boat restoration and for those who would like to volunteer their time. If you are interested in old boats and boat restoration, join us at 8231 Pleasant Valley Road on November 14th. Phone 607-569-2222

Destination: Naples

November 14th, 2014

 

Four storytellers share their tales of life in and out of the Village of Naples. Whether you're from Naples, a transplant or just like to visit, you'll enjoy hearing stories of this colorful place.  Time 7:00 p.m. Cost is $7.00

Nouveau Celebration 2014 at Glenora Wine Cellars

November 15th, 2014

Nouveau Celebration 2014 AT GLENORA WINE CELLARS 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837 www.glenora.com 800-243-5513 Please join us to celebrate the first wine of 2014! November 15th between 1:00pm and 4:00pm $15 per person. Advanced online tickets only $12! Purchase by calling us at 800.243.5513 or online at www.glenora.com! Tickets will be available at the door. Enjoy a glass of our Nouveau Wine Live Entertainment by Distilled Hearty Seasonal Hors d’oeuvres 30% discount on wine* Coupons for the Inn & Restaurant *Must be present to receive discount on wine~12 bottle minimum

Learn gourd-crafting

November 15th, 2014

1:00 - 5:00 pm Learn gourd-crafting basics as you create a simple yet elegant gourd basket. Registration fee includes a cleaned hard-shell gourd and all other materials. Pre-registration is required.

Animal Feeding

November 15th, 2014

12:00 pm Check out our many animals! We feed our snakes, turtles, birds, fish and mammals. Our staff of animal specialists will be available to answer your questions. General admission fees apply.

International Games Day

November 15th, 2014

12:30 - 4:30 pm Think you've got game? Join us and thousands of other libraries throughout the world as we celebrate, gaming, play, and libraries!

Showtime! Plant Defenses

November 15th, 2014

2:00 pm Explore the many ways that plants protect themselves. Join Sarah Nechamen of Cornell's naturalist outreach program to learn about the life of plants.

Welcome Santa to Eastview

November 15th, 2014

Celebrate the start of the holiday season by welcoming Santa to Eastview on November 15 at 11:00am. Children of all ages will enjoy greeting Santa as he arrives in a limo and be part of the parade around the mall with the Fairport Fire Department Band. Free carousel rides with Santa as part of the event!

In Another Galaxy Weekend

November 15th, 2014 - November 16th, 2014

Come dressed as your favorite science fiction movie character and meet members of the 501st Legion (Vader’s Fist) and the Rebel Legion. Pose for pictures in the dress-up area, get a temporary tattoo, make crafts, and play sci-fi arcade games. This program is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm Ltd. or Disney. Included with general museum admission fees.

Mother-Daughter Book Club

November 15th, 2014

3:30 - 4:30 pm Girls ages 8 through 12 and the special women in their lives are invited to attend our monthly Mother Daughter Book Club, facilitated by author and educator Emily Rhoads Johnson. November's book pick is Because of Mr. Terupt by Bob Buyea.

Art History in a Nutshell: American Modernism

November 16th, 2014

3:00 pm Join Museum educator Carol Hockett for an art-history survey highlighting American modernism in our newly reinstalled first-floor galleries.

Moto-Inventions and Lightapalooza

November 16th, 2014

Moto-Inventions, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Sundays in November. Invent contraptions that can move. Visit our Reinvention Station to tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home! Materials provided by Cornell Xraise. Lightapalooza, 2:00 pm Local high school students demonstrate optical illusions, bending light, and making sound waves visible.

Concert: Derek Bermel

November 16th, 2014

1:00 pm Composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel will perform contemporary American music, including new works created by Cornell graduate composers Loren Loiacono, Michael Small, and Charles Peck.

History of Life Course: Mammals Rule! A World of Change

November 17th, 2014

The History of Life course will include a total of six presentations and will focus on the diversification of life throughout our planet's 4 billion year journey. This week we delve into the past, present, and future of mammalian dominance on Earth.. Free to All

Game On

November 17th, 2014

4:00 - 6:00 pm Enjoy an all-ages gaming get together for anyone interested in fantasy and sci-fi tabletop, rpg, and card games. Meet with us every week and join in with Magic the Gathering, Munchkin, Dungeons and Dragons, and many other awesome games. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Pat Metheny Unity Group

November 18th, 2014

Pat Metheny Unity Group November 18, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $48,$58 & $78 “The Unity Band project was life-changing for me,” says guitarist Pat Metheny. “I have led many groups of talented musicians, but what went down with that band on a night after night basis was inspiring in a way that was really unlike anything else. When we did our last gig, as we walked off the stage all I could think about was that I didn’t want it to end, and I knew it was the same for Chris, Antonio and Ben too” “For the past few months, I have been trying to find a way to extend our time together. At the same time, I have been feeling the pull to do the kind of lush and harmonically dense music with lots more written material that has always been a big part of my larger groups and projects. One night I woke up with the tantalizing idea of really taking “Unity” concept all the way and forming a platform for the first time that could cover the entire spectrum of things that I have done as a bandleader over the years under one roof. With this lineup, everything from Bright Size Life to Secret Story to all of my Group stuff to Song X could be within range - and more. And I expect to further integrate the Orchestrion concept into the fabric of what this band can be as well.” “An incredible musician appeared on my radar thanks to a recommendation from my friend, bassist Will Lee. His name is Giulio Carmassi. He comes from Italy and I guess you could say that he is a “multi-instrumentalist”, but that barely scratches the surface of what he does. He is an excellent piano and keyboard player, plays fantastic woodwinds and brass, guitars, bass, drums and sings like an angel. He told me he was inspired by seeing one of my bands perform in Italy when he was young and often thought about having the multi-instrumentalist seat on one of my projects.” “With Giulio added to the core-four of us, with Chris Potter (in addition to being one of the most exciting soloists in jazz on any instrument and already one of the most versatile woodwind players in history, he also happens to be a killer piano player and very good guitarist), with Ben Williams being equally great on both acoustic and electric basses, and with Antonio Sanchez, one of the greatest drummers in the world right now, just about anything will be possible.” To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/pat-metheny-unity-group-rochester-new-york-11-18-2014/event/00004CD4B741832E?artistid=1866800&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=4.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

November 18th, 2014

and Friday, November 21, 10:30 - 11:00 am Hear the story My Five Senses by Aliki Brandenberg and make a texture collage.

Voices of Freedom

November 20th, 2014

7:00 pm Join TCPL and the Ithaca City of Asylum for our annual program celebrating the freedom to read.

Lecture: Arthur Wheelock

November 20th, 2014

5:15 pm Arthur Wheelock, curator of Northern Baroque paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, will speak in conjunction with the exhibition An Eye for Detail: Dutch Painting from the Leiden Collection.

Artists-in-Residence Lecture: Jong Pil Pyun

November 20th, 2014

Free & open to the public. The Studio Lecture Room. 12PM-1PM Hear the November Artist-in-Residence, Jong Pil Pyun, discuss his work and projects at The Studio during this informal lecture. At The Studio. Free and open to the public; no reservations required.

The Inns of Aurora "Prohibition Era Cocktail Party"

November 21st, 2014

Get your flapper dresses ready for our popular speakeasy ! 7:00-? $50/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Impractical Jokers

November 21st, 2014

The truTV Impractical Joker's Tour November 21, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $49.50 plus a limited number of VIP Seats for $125.00 which include a "Meet and Greet". Those hilarious hidden-camera pranksters from truTV's hit series Impractical Jokers are hitting the road this fall for the 2014 truTV Impractical Jokers Tour featuring The Tenderloins. Sponsored by truTV, the tour will star Impractical Jokers' Q, Sal, Murr & Joe, the lifelong friends who are also known as the comedy team The Tenderloins. In addition to preparing for their new tour, the guys are in the midst of their third season of Impractical Jokers, airing Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. (ET). And this fall, The Tenderloins will premiere a new spinoff series entitled Jokers Wild. Impractical Jokers has also been renewed for a fourth season with an additional 26 episodes. About Impractical Jokers: Q, Murr, Joe and Sal – who dare one another to do ridiculous things in public, capture their extreme dares on hidden camera, complete with the unsuspecting public's amused, confused, or flabbergasted reactions. After completing each dare, the guys are given a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down to determine who succeeded under pressure and who collapsed in defeat. At the end of each episode, the guy with the most fails must face a mortifying punishment with truly humiliating consequences. Impractical Jokers premiered on truTV to critical acclaim in December 2011 and quickly became one of the network's biggest hits, especially among young adults. This year, the series is averaging 2.1 million viewers, with more than 1.3 million adults 18-49. Impractical Jokers is produced for truTV by NorthSouth Productions (Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, Double Divas), with Charlie DeBevoise and Mark Hickman serving as executive producers. For more information, visit http://www.rbtl.org/events.aspx?date=11/21/2014. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/impractical-jokers-featuring-the-tenderloins-rochester-new-york-11-21-2014/event/00004D24B60738F1?artistid=1754209&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=51.

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail's 21st Annual Holiday Shopping Spree

November 21st, 2014

November 21-23 Friday, 1:00PM-5:00PM Saturday, 10:00AM-6:00PM Sunday, 10:00AM–5:00PM Experience the Holidays with all the hustle and bustle here at our annual Holiday Shopping Spree event. Take home a souvenir wineglass, a grapevine wreath, a unique specialized ornament from each winery, plus holiday recipe cards. Special to our holiday trail event is our Shopper’s Discount Card that can be used at each winery during the weekend for all those great wine buys. Visit these 4 wineries on Friday, Six Mile Creek, Long Point, King Ferry or Montezuma wineries to start your weekend plans early. On Saturday visit King Ferry and Long Point wineries at a special time, 9:00am. All 17 wineries will participate in the event the rest of the weekend. Participants will be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes from Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Season Pass for 2015, Holiday Inn in Auburn, LaTourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro in Ithaca and S&S Limousine. Advance: Single ticket, $40.00, Couple ticket, $60.00 DD Tickets: Single ticket $35.00, Couple Ticket $55.00 At the door: Single ticket, $45.00, Couple ticket, $65.00 upon availability Please add 8% sales tax to all orders and a handling fee to all mail in orders.

Art Gone Wild! Reception, Art Sale & Auction: Rosamond Gifford Zoo

November 21st, 2014

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. $5 per person, children 6 and under are free If you've ever wanted to purchase a piece of animal artwork, now's your chance! Dozens of pieces created by our zoo animals will be auctioned off in support of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Light refreshments and cash bar available.

Opening Reception and Exhibit: Celebration

November 21st, 2014

Celebration Exhibit Kicks Off Holidays at the Arts Center Holiday shoppers looking for unique, affordable gifts will have a wide variety to choose from at the Arts Center of Yates County’s annual “Celebration” exhibit, opening on Friday, November 21st. Exhibit organizers make a point of featuring artists whose work lends itself to giving and many of the Arts Center’s member artists create wonderful gift items for this holiday show. This year’s featured artists include the return of the ever-popular Junkyard Friends, with a wide variety of whimsical sculpture created from recycled tools and hardware as well as marbled paper goods designed and created by long-time Arts Center member Nancy Langford. In addition, the exhibit features work from several artists new to the Center. Husband and wife team Glenn and Naomi Lapp create primitive and traditional art pieces with their small, stylized wooden buildings and hand-quilted work. Leah Corey from Bath creates intricate beadwork on a surprising array of objects. Original work from fabric designer Esther Yaloz, formerly of Israel, and copper and metal jewelry by Louise MacDougall of Windsor, Ontario will lend an international air to the exhibit. At the Arts Center this holiday season you can find gifts in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. Find glass ornaments by Eli Applebaum and Pam Sweeny, and wooden ornaments from Fred Brockway and Robert Kappel. You’re sure to find something that appeals from our large selection of locally created pottery, jewelry, original paintings and prints. Holiday cards created with original artwork are also available and can be printed to order. The opening for Celebration is Friday, November 21st from 5 – 7 pm at the Arts Center, 127 Main Street in Penn Yan. Bellangelo Winery will provide a wine tasting at the reception which will also include music and hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to talk with the artists. The exhibit opening is free and open to the public. The Celebration exhibit will run through the end of the year. For more information contact Kris Pearson at 315-536-8226 or info@artscenteryatescounty.org

Warren Miller's No Turning Back

November 22nd, 2014

Warren Miller's No Turning Back November 22, 2014 @ 8:00pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $20 General Admission Seating This fall, Warren Miller releases its 65th ski film, No Turning Back. The newest installment pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead us to every end of the winter world—and this year is no different. From beneath the blankets of powder in Niseko, Japan to the top of Greece’s Mount Olympus, the French Alps, and the Mom & Pop hills of Montana, each location is sure to provide nothing but stoke. Watch Olympian Ted Ligety shred the World Cup in Colorado, Ingrid Backstrom and Jess McMillan push the boundaries of the Alaskan Chugach, and JT Holmes and Ulie Kestenholz take flight high above the Swiss Alps. Revel in the celebration for this year’s winter season and remember, this time there’s No Turning Back. For more information, visit http://www.rbtl.org/events.aspx?date=11/22/2014. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/warren-millers-no-turning-back-rochester-new-york-11-22-2014/event/00004D14E0C4A2E6?artistid=2020911&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=59&tm_link=venue_msg-1_00004D14E0C4A2E6.

Animal Feeding

November 22nd, 2014

12:00 pm Check out our many animals! We feed our snakes, turtles, birds, fish and mammals. Our staff of animal specialists will be available to answer your questions. General admission fees apply.

Guided Bird Walk at Sapsucker Woods.

November 22nd, 2014

Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 - 10:30 am Join us for guided beginner bird walks in Sapsucker Woods. Walks last about 1.5 hours, and will take place weather permitting.

Yoga and Art for Families

November 22nd, 2014

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Instructor Rachel VerValin will lead a special session for families on movement and yoga. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Free for Johnson Museum Members/$5 per family for nonmembers. Space is limited.

Sensory Storytime

November 22nd, 2014

3:30 - 4:15 pm Children ages 3 through 7 are invited to Sensory Storytime; an interactive and educational program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. To register, please call the Youth Services Department at (607) 272-4557 x 275, or email Kate at kdevoe@tcpl.org

Cornell SEED Science Program

November 23rd, 2014

2:00 pm Cornell SEED will host a science program for children ages 5 and up, on the theme Plant Palooza! Children will learn how plants take up water and nutrients through fun hands-on activities. No registration is required.

Moto-Inventions and Chemsations

November 23rd, 2014

Moto-Inventions, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Sundays in November. Invent contraptions that can move. Visit our Reinvention Station to tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines to take home! Materials provided by Cornell Xraise. Chemsations, 2:00 pm Local high school students demonstrate chemical reactions with color changes, bubbles and light.

Sherwood Inn Open House and Cookbook Release Party

November 23rd, 2014

Come enjoy the character, the food, and the views from the Sherwood Inn, located on the north shore of Skaneateles Lake. We will be celebrating the release of a History and Cookbook from The Sherwood Inn, which takes a look back at the 200+ year history of this community landmark through stories and images, along with many of the popular recipes from the executive chefs in our dining room. Many of the delicious selections from the Cookbook will be featured at this Open House event. The release of this book also celebrates the Sherwood Inn’s 40th Anniversary under owner Bill Eberhardt’s care, and the tremendous impact this establishment has had on the Skaneateles community.

Joe Bonamassa

November 24th, 2014

Joe Bonamassa November 24, 2014 @ 8:00 PM Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $82- $128 FULL ACOUSTIC SET AND FULL ELECTRIC SET WITH TWO DIFFERENT BANDS! A brand new show for his fans offering two entirely new and exciting band line-ups with Bonamassa essentially opening for himself. The first set will feature Bonamassa alongside the world music acoustic band. Playing an assortment of rare, vintage, organic and "oddball" instruments, the performers will run through an hour of the signature acoustic performance from Bonamassa's Vienna show, treating the audience to a gorgeously textured "unplugged" experience. Bonamassa will then shift into electric mode for the second half of the show featuring his regular touring band. ONCE AGAIN BONAMASSA STRIVES TO GIVE HIS FANS A SHOW THEY’LL NEVER FORGET! http://rbtl.org/events.aspx?date=11/24/2014 To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/joe-bonamassa-rochester-new-york-11-24-2014/event/00004C99E352636C?artistid=838397&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=4

Game On

November 24th, 2014

4:00 - 6:00 pm Enjoy an all-ages gaming get together for anyone interested in fantasy and sci-fi tabletop, rpg, and card games. Meet with us every week and join in with Magic the Gathering, Munchkin, Dungeons and Dragons, and many other awesome games. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Preschool Storytime and Hands-on Activity

November 25th, 2014

Tuesday and Friday, November 28, 10:30 - 11:00 am Hear the story Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw and use toy cars to paint.

Sit! Stay! Read!

November 25th, 2014

3:00 - 4:00 pm Children are invited to practice their reading skills by sharing a story with a truly non-judgmental listener - a dog!

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Veraisons Restaurant

November 27th, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Veraisons Restaurant Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 www.glenora.com 800.243.5513 Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 11am-4pm Adults $29.95, $12 for children 12 and under - plus tax and gratuity, Reservations Requested by calling 800-243-5513 Veraisons Restaurant invites you and your family to join us for a Thanksgiving Buffet Feast! Enjoy all the traditional fixings, as well as some of our Chef inspired creations! Chef Carved Free Range Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy Brown Sugar Glazed Fresh Ham Sides and More! • House-made Cranberry Chutney • Mashed Potatoes • Chestnut Bread Stuffing • Local Organic Greens with Autumn Cider Dressing • Curried Apple Butternut Squash Soup • Pearl Onions and Thyme Buttered Green Beans • Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese • Roasted Root Vegetables • Honey Glazed Sweet Potato Puree • Herbed Spaghetti Squash with Melted Butter • Braised Greens with Currants and Almonds • Assorted Dinner Rolls and Cornbread • Choice of Desserts from our Dessert Bar!

Thanksgiving Buffet at Mirbeau Inn & Spa

November 27th, 2014

From harvest to hearth, Thanksgiving is a time to focus on family, friends, gratitude – and food. Mirbeau Inn & Spa, located in the heart of Central New York’s picturesque Finger Lakes region, beckons local residents and out-of-town of town guests to skip the cooking, cleaning and hosting this year, and join Mirbeau’s holiday table to focus on what matters most. With a bountiful buffet of French-inspired Thanksgiving favorites both sweet and savory, a children’s menu will also be served to please the pickiest of palates. Seatings are available at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Adults (ages 14 and up) are $55 per person, children (ages 6-13) are $20 per person, and children ages 5 and under eat free. Taxes and gratuities are not included. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 877-647-2328.

Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Holiday Inn Elmira

November 27th, 2014

Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview November 27, 2014 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Gather your family and friends and join our family on Thanksgiving Day for the annual Thanksgiving Feast. We will take care of everything for you so you won’t have to worry about planning dinner. Just come, sit back, and enjoy each others company as you choose from a variety of Thanksgiving day favorites on our spectacular buffet. What's On The Menu Hand Carved Roast Beef with Au Jus and English Horseradish Sauce Roast Tom Turkey Pineapple Glazed Ham Seafood Newburg with Pastry Baked Penne with Marinara & Asiago Cheese Fresh Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Herbed Stuffing Sweet Potatoes Wild Rice Butternut Squash French Cut Green Beans Tossed Salad with Dressings Assorted Cold Salads Rolls & Butter Delicious Dessert Bar (including Apple Pie, Cherry Cheesecake, Pumpkin roll and much more!) Cost: $19.95/person; $9.95 children 5-12; $3.95 children 2-4; Under 2 complimentary Reservations are highly recommended. To go orders are available. Call 607.734.0402!

Thanksgiving at Bristol Harbour

November 27th, 2014

THANKSGIVING BUFFET Thursday, November 27, 2014 11AM – 3PM Adults $27.95 Seniors $23.95 Kids 5-10 $15.95 Kids 4 & Under free SALADS Traditional House Salad with Assorted Dressings Caesar Salad Fresh Fruit Salad MAIN BUFFET Butter Whipped Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Almondine Warm Harvard Beets Braised Red Cabbage Mashed Butternut Squash Oven Baked Yams w/ Cinnamon Glaze Pear & Apple Stuffing Assorted Artisan Dinner Rolls & Butter CARVING STATION Fennel & Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roasted Turkey Giblet Gravy Citrus Cranberry Sauce DESSERT STATION Pumpkin Pie Apple Pie Pecan Pie Cookies & Assorted Desserts

Dickens Christmas Returns to Skaneateles

November 28th, 2014

Dickens Christmas, which draws more than 20,000 visitors each year, is produced by Scarlett Rat Entertainment and presented by Mirbeau Inn & Spa and the Skaneateles-area business community.
 
The production opens the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 21, with a limited show (noon to 3 p.m.) Dec. 24.

For more information on Dickens Christmas, go to www.skaneateles.com, call 315-685-0552, 

Thanksgiving Break Activities & After-Thanksgiving Sale.

November 28th, 2014 - November 30th, 2014

November 28-30, 2014 Open to close. Looking for a fun, affordable destination for school breaks? Visit the Museum for lots of family-friendly activities that will keep the kids (and you!) busy and happy. Watch a live glassmaking demo, participate in the You Design It; We Make It! Program, or Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin (additional fee applies).

Light Up The Holidays

November 29th, 2014

Visit Downtown to get in the holiday spirit. A professional lighting display will show off Downtown Ithaca’s beauty in the winter night’s sky.

Thanksgiving Weekend Hidden Treasures of the Cayuga East Wine and Lunch Tour

November 29th, 2014

On this tour, your experience will begin at King Ferry Winery, where you will enjoy a winery tour and learn about the wine making process. This is followed by a tasting of their wines paired with local cheese made right next door. Next, enjoy a fantastic three course lunch at Pumpkin Hill Bistro prepared from locally sourced ingredients. At Long Point Winery, you will do a private vertical barrel tasting of four vintages of the Cabernet Sauvignon. This is followed with a select tasting of their other wines, paired with local chocolate. Our final stop on the tour, Bet the Farm Winery and Gourmet Market, you will enjoy a tasting of their hand-crafted wines paired with New York products featured at their market. Tour will depart from the Holiday Inn in Downtown Ithaca (Hotel Ithaca) at 11:15 am Cost: $120 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, food/wine pairings, and lunch.

Joyful Adornments Small Business Saturday Event

November 29th, 2014

We donated a snowman ornament & snowman earrings to the Chamber basket for Odessa area. (get your ticket at any participating Odessa business during the event. One per business gives you more chances to win!! Watch for more details during Thanksgiving week on our facebook page www.facebook.com/JoyfulAdornments!

Ithaca Small Business Saturday

November 29th, 2014

Small Business Saturday celebrates small businesses and all they do for their communities. Start your holiday shopping at local Ithaca businesses and support friends and neighbors. Join us for giveaways, free gift-wrapping, and more!

Miniatures Vendors at the Glenn Curtiss Museum

November 29th, 2014

Hammondsport, NY – The annual Miniatures Vendors Show and Sale will be held at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum on Saturday, November 29. Vendors from near and far will assemble at the museum to exhibit and sell their wares. The show and sale is a great opportunity for area miniature enthusiasts to see the latest in tiny furniture and accessories. 

Admission to the Miniatures Show and Sale is included in a special reduced museum admission of $6.00 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 7-18. Children ages 6 and under are admitted free. The museum, which is located at 8419 State Rt. 54 in Hammondsport, is open every day of the week from 10-4. 

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, which is located in the scenic Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is home to a priceless collection relating to early aviation, bicycle and motorcycle transportation and local history. The Museum celebrates the life and accomplishments of Glenn Curtiss, who is remembered as the father of naval aviation and the founder of the American aircraft industry. 

For more information, visit the museum website at www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org.

 

December

"An Evening to Remember" Alzheimer's Benefit Gala

December 3rd, 2014

Triphammer Wines & Spirits will host the 8th annual “An Evening to Remember” event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Central New York on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 from 5:30-9:00pm. The gala will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Trip Hotel Ithaca (formerly the Clarion Hotel), located at One Sheraton Drive, Ithaca NY. 100% of ticket and auction proceeds from this event will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association of CNY. The event will once again offer guests extensive food and wine tastings from local restaurants and wineries, as well as a beer garden with a variety of craft beers. There will also be both a live and on-line silent auction, and live music by local talent. For more information including partners, sponsors, auction items, ticket purchases, and opportunities to get involved, please visit the event website at www.triphammerwines.com/gala . Please like and share the event Facebook page as well to help spread the word, www.facebook.com/AnEveningToRemember

Claire Lynch Band Holiday Concert at La Tourelle

December 4th, 2014

Winter Village Bluegrass season begins in December this year when the Claire Lynch Band returns to La Tourelle for a special holiday and CD release concert on Thursday, December 4. All of the photos on the CD cover were shot at La Tourelle during their Winter Village Bluegrass Festival appearance last January. The band will also be performing cuts from their Dear Sister recording, featuring Claire's original Civil War song, Dear Sister, voted as Song of the Year in 2014 by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Join us for a festive evening of great music and holiday cheer. Special overnight packages are available, with a room & breakfast starting at $125.00! Call the front desk at (607) 273-2734 to reserve your room for a great night of sleep after an evening of bluegrass.

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

December 5th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail's Holiday Shopping Spree

December 5th, 2014

December 5-7 Friday, 1:00PM-5:00PM Saturday, 10:00AM-6:00PM Sunday, 10:00AM–5:00PM Experience the Holidays with all the hustle and bustle here at our annual Holiday Shopping Spree event. Take home a souvenir wineglass, a grapevine wreath, a unique specialized ornament from each winery, plus holiday recipe cards. Special to our holiday trail event is our Shopper’s Discount Card that can be used at each winery during the weekend for all those great wine buys. Visit these 4 wineries on Friday, Six Mile Creek, Long Point, King Ferry or Montezuma wineries to start your weekend plans early. On Saturday visit King Ferry and Long Point wineries at a special time, 9:00am. All 17 wineries will participate in the event the rest of the weekend. Participants will be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes from Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Season Pass for 2015, Holiday Inn in Auburn, LaTourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro in Ithaca and S&S Limousine. Advance: Single ticket, $40.00, Couple ticket, $60.00 DD Tickets: Single ticket $35.00, Couple Ticket $55.00 At the door: Single ticket, $45.00, Couple ticket, $65.00 upon availability Please add 8% sales tax to all orders and a handling fee to all mail in orders.

The Inns of Aurora "Heart & Hands Wine Company Dinner"

December 6th, 2014

Join us for an exclusive dinner at Rowland House ! 6:30pm $125++/person Reservations please. 315 364-8888

Winter Restaurant Week

December 6th, 2014

Ithaca’s 5th Annual Restaurant Week: Restaurants will offer specials, fixed price menus and events including tastings, cooking classes, Cayuga Wine Trail & Seneca Wine Trail holiday events and more. Try new tasty locations and revisit your favorites. www.restaurantweekithaca.com

Santa's Arrival

December 6th, 2014

Santa and his elves will land in Downtown Ithaca at noon on Saturday, December 6. Followed by photos with Santa, games, music, and dance in Center Ithaca, the fun continues on Sunday with gingerbread crafts for the family.

Santa's Arrival to Downtown Ithaca

December 6th, 2014

Santa and his elves will land in Downtown Ithaca at noon on Saturday, December 6. Followed by photos with Santa, games, music, and dance in Center Ithaca, the fun continues on Sunday with gingerbread crafts for the family.

Wassail Bowl & Sale

December 6th, 2014

The Wassail Bowl Committee of the Geneva Historical Society will present the 46th annual Wassail Bowl and Sale on Saturday, December 6, from 10am to 2pm at The Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place in Geneva. This is a great opportunity to get fresh wreaths and greens for the holiday, including kissing balls, table decorations and tree ornaments. Handcrafted items, baked goods, attic treasures and gently used Christmas decorations will also be sold. Wassail, a traditional spiced cider, will be available for tasting at the event. The Wassail Bowl Committee is also sponsoring a Wassail Bowl raffle. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 12 tickets for $10 and are available at the Historical Society office at 543 South Main Street or at the Wassail Bowl sale. Admission to the Wassail Bowl and Sale is free of charge. All proceeds benefit the Geneva Historical Society. For further information about this event, please call the Society office at 315-789-5151.

Play Pals Exhibit Opening Weekend

December 6th, 2014 - December 7th, 2014

 Explore the history of dolls, action figures, toy soldiers, plush animals, and other toys of the imagination. Role-play in a life-size dollhouse, go on adventures at the action figure play station, and tend to teddy bears and other stuffed animals at the teddy bear check-up area. Cozy up next to your pal and enjoy interactive musical performances by Billy Kelly, nationally recognized children’s performer, on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Kelly’s “I’m Thinking of an Animal” video series appears on PBS stations nationwide, including Rochester’s WXXI. Included with general museum admission fees. 

The Inns of Aurora "Fundamentals of Soup Cooking Class"

December 9th, 2014

Learn to make chowder, broth and cream-based soups ! 6:00-8:30pm $75/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

An Evening of Fire & Ice

December 11th, 2014

Visit the opening day of the Ithaca ice bar outside. Enjoy the winter weather with a glass of beer or wine while watching street performers, such as fire jugglers, at this frosty extravaganza.

Ice Wars National Ice Carving

December 12th, 2014

This is the opportunity to watch this great carving event while celebrating the winter season in all your winter attire. Lounge with a glass of beer or wine from the outdoor bar during this event. The entire family is welcome but you must be 21 or older to purchase an alcoholic beverage.

The Burns Sisters

December 12th, 2014

After a recent tour to Ireland, the Burns sisters return to Ithaca with their annual holiday concert of original songs and favorite seasonal selections from cultures around the world. A long time staple in national folk music circles, these local singer-songwriters have performed on several tours with folk-legend Arlo Guthrie. Their graceful, lilting harmonies blend their own brand of folk, rock, and blues with social and political activism.

Biggest Little Office Party

December 13th, 2014

BIGGEST LITTLE OFFICE PARTY Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837 800.243.5513 ~ www.glenora.com December 13th, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $50.00 / per person plus tax & gratuity 5:00-6:00pm – Cocktail Hour 6:00-7:00pm – Dinner is Served 7:00-10:00pm – DJ and Dancing Starters Spinach Salad sliced pear, First Light chevre, pomegranate vinaigrette or Buttercup Squash Soup curried apples & crème fraiche Entrees Choose one of the following Bavette Steak bacon Brussel hash, thyme potato gratin, red onion marmalade, port wine demi glace Pan Seared Faroe Island Salmon ginger fig cous cous, butternut squash puree, wild mushrooms, pistachio butter Moroccan Chicken airline breast, jeweled rice, Picholine olives, apricots, Marcona almonds Pan Seared Celeriac Fillets cornmeal cinnamon dusted cauliflower duet, elderberry jam Dessert Bar Showcase Croquembouche Duo Gingerbread Marshmallow Cupcakes Santa’s Chocolate Cupcakes Chocolate Madelines Apple Cider Caramels Peppermint Fudge Peanut Butter Fudge Please call for reservations ~ 800-243-5513 http://www.glenora.com/events/Biggest-Little-Office-Party

5th Annual Downtown Chowder Cook-Off

December 13th, 2014

Over twenty restaurants will compete for the coveted Chowder Cup. Vegetarian, seafood, and meat chowders are available for hungry patrons. Local and regional wineries pair with the Finger Lakes Cheese trail to bring you this new winter event of tasty delights.

The Burns Sisters

December 13th, 2014

After a recent tour to Ireland, the Burns sisters return to Ithaca with their annual holiday concert of original songs and favorite seasonal selections from cultures around the world. A long time staple in national folk music circles, these local singer-songwriters have performed on several tours with folk-legend Arlo Guthrie. Their graceful, lilting harmonies blend their own brand of folk, rock, and blues with social and political activism.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

December 15th, 2014

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker December 15, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $31 - $105 Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls! More at www.nutcracker.com To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004CA5E90C8263.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

December 17th, 2014

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis December 17, 2014 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Price: $35.00, $50.00, $60.00, $70.00 - MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group’s annual tour. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller music. Join in the 30th Anniversary celebration of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history! For more information, visit http://www.rbtl.org/events.aspx?date=12/17/2014. To purchase tickets online, go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/mannheim-steamroller-christmas-rochester-new-york-12-17-2014/event/00004D019C0B4381?artistid=944139&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=50.

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live

December 18th, 2014

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live December 18, 2014 @ 6:30pm Tickets: On Sale 9/5 Price: $30.50, $40.50, $50.50 $150 VIP Package (sold online only) includes Meet & Greet Photo Opportunity, Fresh Beat Band Party Gift & Fresh Beat Band VIP Laminate! The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, are bringing an all new concert to cities across the U.S. The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry), and Twist (Jon Beavers) performing in this brand new production featuring new hit songs such as “Walk Like an Egyptian” along with fan favorites from their live-action TV show and recent albums. The band will perform all of their biggest hits that teach preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express their feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. Fresh Beat Band Party packages, which include a meet and greet with The Fresh Beat Band will be available. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/the-fresh-beat-band-greatest-hits-rochester-new-york-12-18-2014/event/00004D1AC06434DB?artistid=1659193&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=107.

Joyful Adornments OPEN HOUSE 4-8pm

December 19th, 2014

Send Mr. Santa with your list! We'll have food, free gift wrapping, Santa ornaments and plenty of surprises and door prizes!! (no First Friday in December)

LEGO Castle Adventure® School-Break Week

December 20th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015

Description: Explore the LEGO Castle Adventure® exhibit, featuring LEGO models of real-world castles created by LEGO Master Builders. Train like a knight in the jousting field, construct a virtual castle wall using 3-D computer technology, and admire royal furnishings including a decorative suit of armor—made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Get creative and construct your own paper brick to take home. Try your hand strategy games that have challenged people for centuries including Red Dragon, Nine Men’s Morris, puzzles, and an oversized game of chess.

Reindeer Run

December 20th, 2014

Sprint over to The Strong and get into the action at the third annual Reindeer Run, a unique, family-friendly foot race. Produced by YellowJacket Racing and sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports, the all-ages run is downtown Rochester’s only winter 5K event and includes a half-mile kids’ race. Fees apply.

New Year's Eve Bash at the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview

December 31st, 2014

Ring in the New Year with the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview! New Year's Eve Bash Help us ring in the New Year by joining us on December 31, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview. It is certainly going to be the biggest New Year's Eve Bash around! Priced at $225.00 per couple including tax and gratuities, you can't beat the value of our New Year's Eve Party! Please note: Must be 21 & over Packages Include: Overnight Accommodations A Buffet Dinner with Carver Open bar from 9pm to 1am Champagne Toast at Midnight Dancing to the music of the Sam Pallet Band ALL TAX AND GRATUITIES INCLUDED ---------------------------------------------------------------- Rock 'N Roll and Ringing in the New Year! Looking for something a little different? Join local band Suspect at Anthony's Lounge inside the Holiday Inn Elmira for "Rock 'N' Roll and Ringing in the New Year!" $10/person or $15/couple Live Music, Party Favors, Drink Special And more! ---------------------------------------------------------------- For more information on either of the above options or to make reservations, call 607-734-0402

The Inns of Aurora "New Year's Eve Dinner"

December 31st, 2014

Select four gourmet courses and enjoy live music ! 5:00-10:00 $100++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

New Years Eve 2014 at Glenora Wine Cellars

December 31st, 2014

Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing at Veraisons Restaurant and the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars

Overnight stay includes (2 people):

          Bottle of Brut in room

Tasting coupons for the Retail shop

          NYE hats & favors

          Open Bar for 3 hours from 9pm-12am

Late Night Snacks from 10:30pm-12:30am

Champagne Toast at Midnight

          Breakfast Buffet from 8-11am

Late Check~out of 12pm

 

Vintners Guestroom: $279.00 (additional guests $80.00 per person)

Deluxe Guestroom: $319.00  

Select Guestroom: $359.00

Cottage: $589.00 for 4 people (additional guests $110.00 per person)

 

Veraisons:

Lounge open from 4pm-1am

Appetizer Menu available from 4-6pm (menu pricing)

Dinner served from 6-8pm, reservations only. Regular and Tasting Menu available (menu pricing)

DJ will play Dinner Music from 6-9pm and then Dancing Music from 9pm-12:30am  

Balloon Drop at Midnight

 

 

For Reservations call 1-800-243-5513

info@glenora.com - www.glenora.com

 

January

7th Annual Bridal Show

January 25th, 2015

7th Annual Bridal Show The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 To register visit - www.glenora.com info@glenora.com Sunday, January 25, 2014 - 12:00 to 3:00pm Free Admission to the Public Complimentary Champagne & Hors D’oeuvres Tour of our Luxury Inn and Cottage Strolling Bridal Fashion Show Cake Vendors, DJs, Florists, Photographers, Hair Stylists & Much More! Come visit our Tuscan Style Venue with spectacular views of Seneca Lake and our Vineyards 5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY. 8.5 miles north of Watkins Glen. 1-800-243-5513 ext. 307~www.glenora.com http://www.glenora.com/events/Glenora-Bridal-Show

February

The Inns of Aurora " Shaw Vineyard Dinner"

February 7th, 2015

Join us for an exclusive dinner at Rowland House ! 6:30pm $125++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon

February 11th, 2015

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is proud to announce that the keynote speaker for the 2015 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon is Lynn Sherr, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and biographer. The 2015 luncheon theme is "Thanks to Susan B., We Can Reach for the Stars!", a celebration of the impact Susan B. Anthony’s life and work has had on subsequent generations of women.

Sip & Sparkle- Girls Night Out

February 13th, 2015

Are you ready for a night out with your best friends? Be dazzled at Miles with our Sip and Sparkle winter Series. It is time to pull out the glasses, turn up the music and indulge in an evening of laughing and fun. With a glass of our newest "to be released" sparkling wine, appetizers, and vendors with jewelry, make-up, chocolates and manicures! What could be more fun? 6:00pm until 8:00pm Miles Wine Cellars & The Inn at Miles Wine Cellars Friday, February 13, 2015 Friday, February 27, 2015 Friday, March 13, 2015 Friday, March 27, 2015 With space for 30 ladies each night, this will be your night to shine! Email Lindsay at Lindsay@mileswinecellars.com Registration fee of $15.00 per person – pre paid at the time you register. We can’t wait to have you join us! Looking to make a night of it? Stay locally with your girlfriends. Best Western Inn and Suites- Penn Yan www.vineyardinnandsuites.com Rates beginning at $130.49 plus taxes Ramada- Geneva www.ramada.com Rates beginning at $190.00 plus taxes Harbor Hotel – Watkins Glen www.watkinsglenharborhotel.com Rates beginning at $149.00 plus taxes

Sip & Sparkle- Girls Night Out

February 13th, 2015

Sip & Sparkle Are you ready for a night out with your best friends? Be dazzled at Miles with our Sip & Sparkle Ladies Winter Series. It is time to pull out the glasses, turn up the music, and indulge in an evening of laughing and fun. With a glass of our newest to be released Sparkling Wine, appetizers, and vendors, with jewelry, make-up, handbags, apparel, chocolates, manicures and wine charms! What could be more fun? Miles Wine Cellars & The Inn at Miles Wine Cellars Friday, February 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, February 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, March 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm With space for 50 ladies each night, this will be your night to shine! Email Lindsay at Lindsay@mileswinecellars.com Registration fee of $15.00 per person – pre paid at the time you register. We can’t wait for the fun to begin! Looking to make a night of it? Stay locally with your girlfriends. Best Western Inn and Suites- Penn Yan www.vineyardinnandsuites.com Rates beginning at $130.49 plus taxes Ramada- Geneva www.ramada.com Rates beginning at $190.00 plus taxes Harbor Hotel – Watkins Glen www.watkinsglenharborhotel.com Rates beginning at $149.00 plus taxes

The Inns of Aurora " Valentine's Day Sparkling Wine Dinner"

February 14th, 2015

Toast your loved one with this four paired course dinner ! 5:00-10:00pm $100++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

The Inns of Aurora " Argentinean Wine Dinner"

February 21st, 2015

Explore Argentina with a five paired course dinner ! 6:30pm $75++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Ths Inns of Aurora "Pasta Cooking Class"

February 24th, 2015

Learn to make the classics hands-on with our chefs ! 6:00-8:30pm $75/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Miles Sip & Sparkle- Girls Night Out

February 27th, 2015

Sip & Sparkle Are you ready for a night out with your best friends? Be dazzled at Miles with our Sip & Sparkle Ladies Winter Series. It is time to pull out the glasses, turn up the music, and indulge in an evening of laughing and fun. With a glass of our newest to be released Sparkling Wine, appetizers, and vendors, with jewelry, make-up, handbags, apparel, chocolates, manicures and wine charms! What could be more fun? Miles Wine Cellars & The Inn at Miles Wine Cellars Friday, February 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, February 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, March 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm With space for 50 ladies each night, this will be your night to shine! Email Lindsay at Lindsay@mileswinecellars.com Registration fee of $15.00 per person – pre paid at the time you register. We can’t wait for the fun to begin! Looking to make a night of it? Stay locally with your girlfriends. Best Western Inn and Suites- Penn Yan www.vineyardinnandsuites.com Rates beginning at $130.49 plus taxes Ramada- Geneva www.ramada.com Rates beginning at $190.00 plus taxes Harbor Hotel – Watkins Glen www.watkinsglenharborhotel.com Rates beginning at $149.00 plus taxes

March

The Inns of Aurora " Secrets of Baking Class"

March 10th, 2015

Learn the tips and tricks to become a perfect baker ! 6:00-8:30pm $75/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Miles Wine Cellars- Girls Night Out

March 13th, 2015

Sip & Sparkle Are you ready for a night out with your best friends? Be dazzled at Miles with our Sip & Sparkle Ladies Winter Series. It is time to pull out the glasses, turn up the music, and indulge in an evening of laughing and fun. With a glass of our newest to be released Sparkling Wine, appetizers, and vendors, with jewelry, make-up, handbags, apparel, chocolates, manicures and wine charms! What could be more fun? Miles Wine Cellars & The Inn at Miles Wine Cellars Friday, February 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, February 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, March 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm With space for 50 ladies each night, this will be your night to shine! Email Lindsay at Lindsay@mileswinecellars.com Registration fee of $15.00 per person – pre paid at the time you register. We can’t wait for the fun to begin! Looking to make a night of it? Stay locally with your girlfriends. Best Western Inn and Suites- Penn Yan www.vineyardinnandsuites.com Rates beginning at $130.49 plus taxes Ramada- Geneva www.ramada.com Rates beginning at $190.00 plus taxes Harbor Hotel – Watkins Glen www.watkinsglenharborhotel.com Rates beginning at $149.00 plus taxes

Red Tail Ridge Wine Dinner

March 15th, 2015

Join us as we partner with our friends from Seneca Lake winery, Red Tail Ridge, as they join us in presenting a sparkling, paired five-course meal. Featuring the expertise of the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team, the dinner promises to be an epicurean delight, as well as education, with both winemakers and Executive Chef Patrick Higgins presenting. $100 per person, inclusive.

Sip & Sparkle Ladies Winter Series

March 27th, 2015

Sip & Sparkle Are you ready for a night out with your best friends? Be dazzled at Miles with our Sip & Sparkle Ladies Winter Series. It is time to pull out the glasses, turn up the music, and indulge in an evening of laughing and fun. With a glass of our newest to be released Sparkling Wine, appetizers, and vendors, with jewelry, make-up, handbags, apparel, chocolates, manicures and wine charms! What could be more fun? Miles Wine Cellars & The Inn at Miles Wine Cellars Friday, February 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, February 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, March 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm With space for 50 ladies each night, this will be your night to shine! Email Lindsay at Lindsay@mileswinecellars.com Registration fee of $15.00 per person – pre paid at the time you register. We can’t wait for the fun to begin! Looking to make a night of it? Stay locally with your girlfriends. Best Western Inn and Suites- Penn Yan www.vineyardinnandsuites.com Rates beginning at $130.49 plus taxes Ramada- Geneva www.ramada.com Rates beginning at $190.00 plus taxes Harbor Hotel – Watkins Glen www.watkinsglenharborhotel.com Rates beginning at $149.00 plus taxes

April

The Inns of Aurora "New York State Craft Beer Dinner"

April 10th, 2015

Toast the craft brews of NYS with this four paired course dinner ! 6:30pm $60++/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

The Inns of Aurora "Pizza! Pizza! Cooking Class"

April 14th, 2015

Learn the art of the perfect pizza from crust to toppings ! 6:00-8:30pm $75/person Reservations please. 315-364-8888

Opening Weekend at Watkins Glen International

April 18th, 2015

Experience the twists and turns of our world-renown road course from the driver's seat of your personal vehicle. Take your car on the track for three paced laps behind an official WGI vehicle for $25 per vehicle, per three laps. Proceeds benefit several local charities.