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Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

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SUNY Cortland Calendar
Cortland Sports Calendar
SVHC Health Calendar 

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June 2015

Through June 19, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War"

10 am - 5 pm, CNY Living History Center, 4386 US Rt. 11 (Homer Ave.). Cortland County Historical Society opens a new national traveling exhibition which focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to meet the constitutional challenges of the Civil War. The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the exhibit with the help of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Cortland County Historical Society is offering free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibition. For more information call Mindy Leisenring at (607) 756-6071, e-mail info@cortlandhistory.com, visit www.cortlandhistory.com or Facebook Event page.

June 16, Senior Living Presentation

6-7 pm, 32 Church Street. What is Assisted Living/Enriched Senior Housing and Memory Care? Have you wondered about this senior living option before, do you have questions about the services, care or the costs associated? Jessica Daily from Walden Place in Cortland will present a brief overview of the services/care typically available at Assisted Living communities and help answer the question of who is eligible and how most people pay for senior care in this type of environment. The session is free and open to the community. Q&A will also be included. For more information call 607-753-1042, e-mail cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit www.cortlandfreelibrary.org/adults/events.

June 17, CCHS Lunch & Learn: "McGrawville in the Civil War"

12:10-12:50 pm, 25 Homer Ave. Join our guest McGraw Historian Mary Kimberly as she shares information about McGraw during the Civil War. NOTE: Bring your own lunch; dessert and coffee will be provided. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 607-756-6071, e-mail cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit www.cortlandhistory.com.

June 17 – July 4, "1776" (CRT)

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

June 20, Nature Hike

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

June 20, Historic Library Tours

11-11:30 or 2-2:30, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church St. Part of I Love NY's Path through History Weekend! No admission. For more information call (607) 753-1042, e-mail cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit www.cortlandfreelibrary.org/adults/events.

June 20, Glengarry Bhoys

Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Bold, unorthodox, vibrant, and evocative are words used to describe the Canadian Alt-Celt group, Glengarry Bhoys. Their hybrid brand of Canadian Highland Scot and French Canadian musical idioms makes for a weighty, authoritative, and extremely entertaining sound. Their show crosses all cultures and ages with injections of good humor and energy, as well as musicianship. Always pushing the musical envelope, but never straying too far from their traditional roots, these Celtic Stompers have earned their reputation as entertainers who challenge you to sit still during their lively and engaging performances. Adults $28, Seniors $23, Students $10, and under 18 free. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

June 21, Fathers Day 5K

9 am start at First National Bank of Dryden on Rt. 13 near K-Mart. Course will measure closer to 6K due to route change, 3/4 road, 1/4 trail. Proceeds benefit Lime Hollow Nature Center and Cortland YMCA. For registration forms and map, visit www.lightboxreg.com/cortland-ymca-fathers-day-5k_2015?func=&mobile=0.

June 21, Strawberry Party / Farmers Market

11 am - 2 pm, Cobblestone Preble Farm, 2200 Preble Rd., Preble. U-Pick certified organic strawberries, plus a farmers market featuring over a dozen local farms and food producers, light fare and refreshments, and live music. Entry and parking are free, strawberries sold per pound, and vendors will accept cash for their food and beverages. For more information call 315-560-1580 or e-mail neil@farmshedcny.com.

June 21, Father's Day Celebration

2-6 pm, Cortland Country Music Park, 1824 Rt 13, Cortland. Music by Dirt Road Express. Dinner Special Chicken Cordon Bleu $7.50. Prizes for Oldest Father, Youngest Father, Father with most Children, Father with most Grandchildren, Father with the Youngest Children (One prize per person). For more information call 607-753-0377, e-mail contact@cortlandmusicpark.org or visit www.cortlandmusicpark.org.

June 25, "Gen Silent" (film)

6-8 pm, 9 Main Street. Join the Cortland LGBT Resource Center and AAUW (American Association of University Women) for the viewing of this powerful film that follows LGBT seniors navigating the healthcare system as they age. No charge. For more information call (607) 756-8970 x254, e-mail lcalzolaio@fcscortland.org or visit www.facebook.com/CortlandLgbtResourceCenter.

June 25, Summer Kick-Off Party

6 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Featuring The Brothers MacRae. $10 per person includes hot dogs, hamburgs, etc. To purchase tickets call (607) 749-4900 by June 19. Limited tickets available at the door. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

 

JULY 2015

July 3, First Friday Art Event

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

July 4, Celebration and Strawberry Festival

9 am - 11 pm, Cortland Country Music Park, 1824 State Route 13. All day Chicken BBQ; crafters and all kinds of strawberry desserts: strawberry shortcake, strawberry sundaes, strawberry cake, and more.
9 am - 12 noon, Fishing Derby for Kids & all ages. Followed by free hot dogs, potato chips and soda. No Charge.
2-6 pm, Bluegrass on the outdoor stage: Solomon River Boys, Diva's and Dude's. Bring your own chairs. Admission $10.00.
7-11 pm, Round and Square Dancing with Doc Weismore with Real Country. Admission $7.00

Combination Admission $15.00. To purchase tickets call 607-753-0377. For more information call 607-753-0377, e-mail contact@cortlandmusicpark.org, or visit www.cortlandmusicpark.org.

July 3, Cortland Old Timers Band

6:30 pm, Dwyer Park Independence Day Celebration, Little York.

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

10:00 am, Homer Congregational Church, Homer Village Green. Charles W. Jermy, Jr. and Charles W. Jermy III will present the historical background of the events that led up to its adoption in 1776. Those who desire to do so will be invited to read a short portion of the Declaration itself. Following the reading, the bells in the churches and other buildings surrounding the Green will be rung 50 times. All are welcome, families in particular, and there is no charge. For more information, please call Bud or Chip at 607/749-4365 or send an e-mail message to cwj1@cornell.edu.

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

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

July 9, 11, 17, 18, The Jungle Book (CRT)

10 am, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. All your favorite characters from Rudyard Kipling’s classic story come to life on stage as Mowgli and his friends learn the value of friendship when faced with the tiger Shere Kahn! For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

July 18, Ramp it Up 5K Walk, Run, Roll

Start Time 8 am, Registration 7:30 am, Cortland United Methodist Church, 734 State Route 222. Cortland UMC builds ramps for those who can't afford or need help with accessibility to their homes. This 5K event will raise funds for the lumber and hardware for the ramps. The route will follow the nature trails on the property at 734 State Route 222 and surrounding roadsides. There will also be a pancake breakfast for the participants, with a small donation requested for non-participants. Online Registration $20 before July 18, $25 day of race. For more information call (607) 756-5426, e-mail 5k@cortlandumc.net or visit cortlandumc.net.

July 18, Nature Hike

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

July 18-25, Bon Ton Roulet

Seven-day bicycle tour through the Finger Lakes. Starts at Cortland County Fairgrounds, includes Watkins GLen, Keuka, Geneva, and Auburn, ending in Cortland. Sponsored by Cortland YMCA and Auburn YMCA-WEIU. For more information call (607) 756-2893 or visit bontonroulet.com.

July 25, Cortland Airfest

Cortland County Airport/Chase Field, Cortland. Fly in or drive in, no admission. Breakfast 8AM-11AM. BBQ 11AM-4PM. Warbirds on display with rides offered C47, C45, L16. Many aircraft on display. Small plane and helicopter rides. WINGS Safety Seminar - 10AM. Presentation on the life of General Levi Chase - 11AM. Sponsored by Cortland County Aviators. For more information call Jim Spaller at 315-374-5030, email spallerj@747aviation.com or visit www.cortlandairfest.org.

July 29-30, Fire Camp

Kids can be a firefighter for a day! Wednesday for 3-8 yr-olds and Thursday for 9-14 yr olds.

July 29 – August 8, "Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. A despicable theatre critic has been murdered, and there’s no end to the list of suspects. Young aspiring Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw entices his good friends Holmes and Watson to take on the case. As they cross swords with the most famous literary luminaries of the day including Bram Stoker, Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Irving, and a young H. G. Wells, Holmes comes face-to-face with his own celebrity. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

July 31, 10th Annual CPEF Golf Tourney

11:15 am -4 pm (12 noon shotgun start), Willowbrook Golf Club. A fun Friday outing of 18 holes of golf with a chicken BBQ lunch and prizes to raise funds for a good cause. CPEF is a not-for-profit organization; donations are tax deductible. W-9 forms provided upon request. $75/person, includes 18 holes, cart, lunch and prizes. To purchase tickets contact Tom Avery, Golf Committee Chair at TAvery@TompkinsTrust.com or Andrew Polley, CPEF President, at
sapolley4@yahoo.com, or visit www.cpef.shutterfly.com for registration forms. For more information call Anne Sabach at (607) 842-6843, e-mail asabach@frontiernet.net or visit www.cpef.shutterfly.com.

 

AUGUST 2015

August 1, Arts and Wine Festival

10 am - 5 pm, Courthouse Park. The Festival hosts over 20 wineries representing the finest that New York
State has to offer. Over 60 artists will set up on the lawn throughout the park, displaying some of the nicest artwork in the area at very reasonable prices. Live music will continue throughout the day. Food is also an attraction at the festival and there will be numerous vendors offering choices for every taste. For more information or vendor applications, visit cortlandartsandwine.org.

August 6, Cortland Old Timers Band

7:00 pm, Courthouse (Veterans) Park Summer Concert, Cortland. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs!

August 7, First Friday Art Event

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

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

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

August 15, Nature Hike

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

August 26 – September 5, "Suds" (CRT)

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

September 19, Cortland Tri for the United Way

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

September 19, Nature Hike

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

September 25, Harvest of Gold

6-9 pm, SUNY Alumni House. For more information call (607) 756-3757 or e-mail foundation@cortlandregional.org.

September 27, Trail Work Day

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

 

OCTOBER 2015

October 11, Robert Frost Walk

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

October 17, Nature Hike

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

October 25, Trail Work Day

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

October 29, Creatures of the Night

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

 

NOVEMBER 2015

November 21, Nature Hike

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

November 22, Trail Work Day

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

 

DECEMBER 2015

December 5, Wreath Making Class

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