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Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

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SUNY Cortland Calendar
Cortland Sports Calendar
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JANUARY 2016

January 29 – 31, Cortland Repertory Theatre Local Auditions

10 am - 4 pm, CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson Street. Those individuals interested in auditioning should pre-register for a specific time by visiting www.cortlandrep.org and clicking on the Employment button at the top of the home page. Walk-ins will be seen if time allows. Please note that there are no roles in this season for children under the age of 19. These will be the only local auditions CRT will hold this year. If cast, actors must be available for both daytime and evening rehearsals. Season dates run from May 23 - Sept 10. Rehearsal and performance dates vary depending on show. More information can be found at www.cortlandrep.org.

January 29-30, Homer Winterfest

Parade, Flea Market, Human Dog Sled Race, snow sculpture contest, antiques, crafts, book sale, children's events, snowmobile rides, bonfire, dance, food and drinks, fireworks, chili cook-off, sports contests, and more! For complete details and schedule of events visit www.homerwinterfest.org.

January 30, Flea Market and Book Sale

9 am - 4 pm, Homer Senior Center. Pizza, whoopie pies, cinnamon buns, hot & cold drinks, and free popcorn. We are located in the basement of the Homer Town Hall on the corner of Main and Winter Streets (please use the back entrance).

January 30, The Burns Sisters

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. The Burns Sisters' music presents meaning with seamless melodies and amazing vocals. Their music is filled with warmth and conviction and is equally relevant as any contemporary genre that exists. Equally at home with rock and blues, folk music has always been their focus. General Admission $20,
Adult Members $18, Senior (60+) $18, Senior Members $16, Students $16, and Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

January 31, Tracking Workshop

10 am - 12 Noon, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Linda Spielman, naturalist and tracker has worked in the field of environmental education for 20 years. Tracking is a great way to learn about your animal neighbors. The group will focus on identifying animals from their tracks and interpreting their movements in the landscape. There is always something to learn, no matter what your previous experience, so come out and see how much you can observe a simple set of footprints. We'll be doing some light hiking, but dress warmly. Tracking is not as vigorous as most other winter activities. All ages welcome. Free admission. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

 

FEBRUARY 2016

February 3, Ward 1 Meeting/Workshop

6:30 pm, Cortland Regional Medical Center Community Room. Will discuss plans for the hospital and Ward 1.

February 3, Ward 7 Meeting/Workshop

7 pm, at 9 Main St. (Main Street SUNY Cortland).  Joint 7th Ward and Legislative District 6 meeting with Legislator Mary Ann Discenza and Alderman Adam Megivern. County and City Financial Administrators will also be in attendance to outline upcoming priorities and field questions. If you are unable to attend and would like to submit a question please email MDiscenza@cortland-co.org and or ward7@cortland.org

February 4, Ward 5 & 8 Meeting/Workshop

7 pm, Randall Elementary School. Featuring guest speakers and discussion regarding the parks.

February 5, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

February 6, Indoor Winter Carnival

6:30-8:30 pm, JM McDonald SPorts Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Dr. Bounce houses, snow cones, carnival games, selfie station, with special guests Crossroads the Clown and your favorite cartoon characters! Kids $!0, adults free. Purchase advanced sale tickets at jmmcomplex.com for a chance to win a Party Package valued at $155! For more information email events@jmmcomplex.com or visit jmmcomplex.com.

February 6, Comedian Ross Bennett (CRT)

7:30, Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. Featuring Sassi on the New York "Country" Comedy Tour! A native Buffalo-ian with a unique sense of Upstate New York humor. A night of funny for anyone who's ever said "I'm a New Yorker, but not from New York City!" Clean comedy - all ages welcome. Refreshments & beer/wine cash bar. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

February 6, Shemekia Copeland

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia's wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. The Chicago Tribune says Copeland delivers "gale force singing and power" with a "unique, gutsy style, vibrant emotional palette and intuitive grasp of the music." NPR Music calls her "fiercely expressive." General Admission $33, Adult Members $30, Senior (60+) $28, Senior Members $25, Students $15, and Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

February 8, Read It Watch It - Shawshank Redemption

5 pm, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church St. Read the book, then watch the movie at home. Then meet and discuss them both with this adult group. To make it even easier, if you are not able to make it to the discussion you can join our Facebook Group and give your opinion of both on there. For more information call (607) 753-1042, e-mail cortlandlib-ref@twcny.rr.com or visit www.cortlandfreelibrary.org.

February 13, Sweets, Sinatra, and All That Jazz (CRT)

Doors open at 7:30, Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. Come visit the CRT downtown “nightclub” where drinks, desserts and dancing will be available, with live music provided by NYC jazz vocalist Marcus Goldhaber and The In Time Band! A remarkably talented crooner, Goldhaber has performed in almost every nightclub in New York City. His unique jazz stylings have been called “exciting, fresh and imaginative”. In fact, one reviewer said he is “reminiscent of a young Frank Sinatra”. Couples or groups of friends are invited; all are welcome to just sit and enjoy the food and music, or cut a rug on the dance floor. An elegant dessert buffet will be available along with a beer/wine cash bar! $35.00 per person. For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

February 17, Social Security benefits, Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Managed Care

2-4 pm, Access to Independence, 26 North Main St., Community Room. Presented by Jim Murphy, an attorney with Legal Services of Central New York, Inc., and Sara Hazard, Aging Services Specialist from the Cortland County Area Agency on Aging. Mr. Murphy will provide an overview of Social Security benefits, including Social Security Retirement, (SSR), Social Security Disability Insurance, (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). He will also provide clarification on Medicare and Medicaid benefits as well as explain local services offered by Legal Services of Central New York. Ms. Hazard will speak about Medicaid Managed Care. She will explain the eligibility criteria and the various options available and the application process. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call Fran Pizzola, ATI Community Education Coordinator, at 607-753-7363 or email fpizzola@aticortland.org.

February 20, Nature Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Bundle up each month and 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. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

February 20, Bluegrass Festival featuring John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Featuring The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band with Molly & The Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys, The Cadleys and Bug Tussle. Music virtuoso John Jorgenson, known for his blistering guitar licks and mastery of a broad musical palette, has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist who has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan. In addition to acoustic and electric guitars, he is also regularly featured on the saxophone, clarinet, bouzouki, pedal steel, mandolin, vocals and has garnered recognition for contributing to numerous platinum-selling and GRAMMY-winning albums. General Admission $28, Adult Members $25, Senior (60+) $25, Senior Members $23, Students $20, and Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

February 21, Snowshoe or X-Country Ski Workshop

12 Noon - 4 pm, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Join Lime Hollow for a free winter event that will allow you to get first hand experience on either snowshoes or cross country skis. Call to reserve your spot today. Groups leave on the hour starting at 12. Last group will go out at 3 pm. Free admission. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

February 25-27-28, March 3-4-6, The Three Penny Opera

8 pm (2 pm on Sundays), Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Book and Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, Music by Kurt Weill, English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein, Directed by Ben Wells. Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay's 18th-century 'The Beggar's Opera' to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, the bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife. He secretly marries the daughter of Soho's underworld boss, but is soon betrayed by his sinister in-laws and sent to prison. After being freed by the police chief's daughter, he is again betrayed - this time by a prostitute - and sentenced to death. At the final hour he manages a reprieve from Queen Victoria herself, thus providing a menacing finale of ferocious irony. $12 Adult, $10 Senior Citizen, $5 Students (18-21), Free for Students under 18 and Military/Veterns with ID. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

February 26, Cowboy Junkies

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. For more than 20 years, Cowboy Junkies have remained true to their unique artistic vision and to the introspective, quiet intensity that is their musical signature, creating a critically acclaimed body of original work that has endeared them to an audience unwavering in its loyalty. Albums like The Caution Horses (1990), Black Eyed Man (1992), Pale Sun, Crescent Moon (1993), Lay It Down (1996) and more recently, Open (2001), One Soul Now (2004), Early 21st Century Blues (2005) and At the End of Paths Taken (2007) chronicle a creative journey reflecting the independent road the band has elected to travel. General Admission $38, Adult Members $35, Seniors (60+) $32, Senior Members $30, Students (18+) $28, Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

February 27, Chill-A-Bration

12 Noon, Historic Downtown Cortland. Over 20 businesses will feature either a winter menu item to sample, or will prepare a special chili entry to compete for the title of “Cortland Area’s Best Chili” and "Favorite Winter Flavor." Chill-A-Bration goers are encouraged to cast a ballot for their favorite samples by 4 pm. There’s good incentive to vote, not only to support your favorite restaurants, but two ballots will be drawn for prizes. Tickets will go on sale February 22. For more information call (607) 591-7903, email jane@cortlanddowntown.com or visit us on Facebook.

 

MARCH 2016

March 4, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

March 5, Outdoor and Sportsman Exhibition

10 am - 4 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Drive. The goal of this show is to present the many fine businesses available in our region that cater to outdoor sport activities. Examples of areas to be featured include: camping, fishing, hunting, boating, archery, nature camps, forestry, etc. $5 per person, 12 and under are free. For more information call (607) 753-8100, email events@jmmcomplex.com, or visit www.jmmcomplex.com.

March 5, Celtic Festival with Goitse and Girsa

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Join us for an evening of Celtic Music! Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Goitse have graduated with a musical maturity worthy of the greatest. They have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music cross the globe, with their performances gaining notoriety across four continents. Girsa has captured the hearts of audiences everywhere with their melodious voices, electrifying musicianship and witty banter. Their energetic and enthusiastic performances of Traditional Irish music, song and dance have been met with outstanding acclaim. General Admission $28, Adult Member $25, Senior (60+) $25, Senior Member $23, Student (18+) $20, Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

March 12 and 19, A Tomb with a View (CRT)

Doors open at 6:30; dinner and show begins at 7 pm, Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. Hysterical Murder Mystery Dinner, starring the Acme Mystery Company. Our Guild's annual dinner theatre production will now take place at CRT Downtown, with buffet style dinner provided by Linani’s Catering. In this production, the mega-corporation Arrested Developments has come to the old Possum Estate, site of a tragic mining disaster many years ago, with the desire to turn it into a shopping mall. This has caused great concern among those living on... and below... the estate! In fact, the zombie descendants of the miners have hired a lawyer and plan a class-action lawsuit. Gather around, good townsfolk, and let the battle begin! Tickets are available for $50.00 per person if purchased before February 9; after that date, they will be $55.00. Ticket price includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, and coffee plus beer/wine cash bar. For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

March 18, Ed Kowalczyk

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Ed Kowalczyk – the legendary songwriter and former lead-singer of the multi-platinum rock band "Live" – announces his Throwing Copper Unplugged 20th Anniversary Tour. Stripped back, intimate and disarming – Ed Kowalczyk will appear onstage with a new unplugged production of some of rock’s most profound anthems and the voice that has attracted legions of fans for more than two decades. Tickets $38, members $35, Seniors (60+) $32, senior member $30, Student $28, children and active military/vets free. Dasher’s Preshow in the Community Room w/ Ridgeline at 7 pm. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

March 19, Hike

10 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. Bundle up each month and 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. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

March 19, Livingston Taylor & Tom Chapin

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin will appear together in a very special concert featuring some of the very best in folk music. Livingston Taylor has had a 40-year career spanning performance, songwriting, and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh. From his first record at the age of 18, he has continued to create well-crafted, introspective, and original songs, earning him listeners worldwide. Livingston is also a full professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught since 1989. Livingston’s latest album, Blue Sky, was released in the spring of 2014. In a career that spans five decades, 23 albums and three GRAMMY awards, multi-talented singer/ songwriter/ guitarist Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in films, television and radio. As a music-maker, Chapin has maintained two long and productive parallel careers, both as a highly respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in the field of children’s music. He began performing professionally as a teenager in the early 1960s, playing in Greenwich Village folk clubs alongside his siblings Harry and Steve as The Chapin Brothers. General Admission $33, Adult Member $30, Senior (60+) $28, Senior Member $25, Student $20, Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

March 26, Maple Sugarin' Day

8 am - 1 pm, Lime Hollow Education Center, 3277 Gracie Road. For Central New Yorkers, the coming of spring isn't marked by the calendar. It's marked by plumes of steam coming from sugar houses in full swing. That's the signal to shed a layer and shake off months of cabin fever. For generations, making syrup has been more than a tradition- it's been a rite of passage from winter to spring. Admission: Members $5, Under 12 $2; Non-Members $7, under 12 $3. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

March 31 - April 3, I Am My Own Wife (CRT)

March 31, April 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30, April 3 at 2:00, Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24 Port Watson St. A Cortland Repertory Theatre production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play. Antique dealer. Transvestite. Spy. Survivor. One Actor. 35 Characters. One Fascinating True Story. Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman during WWII. Wright uses more than 30 characters - all played by one actor - to piece together Charlotte's controversial life. I Am My Own Wife is a profound story of survival, and is still timely to this day. Adult and Senior Tickets $25, Students $20. For tickets and more information, call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

 

APRIL 2016

April 1, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

April 2, Old Boy Records Showcase 2016

6 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. The Upstate New York record label was founded in 2005 by Chris Merkley with a focus on representing the next wave of American Roots musicians. Ten years later – Old Boy Records represents over a dozen artists from Upstate New York, Nashville and New York City. In addition to helping bands collaborate on shows and recordings – Old Boy also has their hand in creating custom music for television and film. The showcase will feature acoustic performances from seven acts on two stages with performances taking place between the Community Room and Main Stage throughout the night. Featuring Digger Jones, Los Blancos, Quona Hudson & Union Blacksmith, Pete Ruttle, Nate & Kate, Gabe Cummins. General Admission $20, Adult Members $18, Senior (60+) $15, Senior Member $12, Student $10, Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

April 15 and 16, The Dozen Divas! (CRT)

7:30 pm, Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. Direct from NYC’s prestigious Metropolitan room, comes the amazing show starring comedienne/impressionist Dorothy Bishop. Barbra Streisand is coming to Cortland, and she’s bringing her closest friends including Liza, Cher, Dolly, Madonna and more! Even more amazing, they are all bottled up in one person! This internationally renowned entertainer and finalist on American’s Got Talent brings her incredible 1-woman, 12-divas show to Cortland, and will perform some of the best songs ever written; You’ll swear you’re watching the real thing! Tickets are $25.00; refreshments and beer/wine cash bar will be available. For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

April 23, David Lindley

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word "eclectic." Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including but not limited to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. The eye-poppingly clad "Mr. Dave's" uncanny vocal mimicry and demented sense of humor make his onstage banter a highlight of the show. General Admission $28, Adult Members $25, Senior (60+) $22, Senior Member $20, Student $15, Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

April 24, Earth Day Clean Up

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

 

MAY 2016

May 6, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

May 7, Bird Hike

7 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

May 7, Los Straightjackets & NRBQ

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Two of the greatest live bands in America join forces to bring you the rock & roll event of 2016: Los Straitjackets vs. NRBQ. There is no Pay-Per-View, and this bout will go the distance. Attendance is mandatory, and everyone will win. The legendary NRBQ — founder & driving force Terry Adams on keyboards & vocals, Scott Ligon on guitar & vocals, Casey McDonough on bass & vocals, and Conrad Choucroun on drums — released their latest studio album, the critically-acclaimed Brass Tacks, in the summer of 2014. “NRBQ is still liable to play anything. Roaring rockabilly, transcendent pop-rock, roadhouse blues, avant jazz – you name it.” —Minneapolis Tribune. Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of Ventures, The Shadows, Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the “Jackets” have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows. General Admission $28, Adult Members $25, Senior (60+) $22, Senior Member $20, Student $15, Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

May 13 and 14, "The Night the Music Lived" (CRT)

7:30 pm, Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24-26 Port Watson St. The Buddy Holly Tribute Band "The Rave-Ons" return in this reenactment of Buddy Holly’s final concert in Clear Lake, Iowa. The concert includes a full band with brass instruments, and special guests “The Big Bopper” and “Ritchie Valens.” This is unlike any concert you've seen before! Tickets are $35.00. Refreshments and a beer/wine cash bar will be available. Tickets are $25.00; refreshments and beer/wine cash bar will be available. For more information call (607) 756-2627, email cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

May 14, Bird Hike

7 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

May 14, Eilen Jewell

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. As hard as it is to categorize Jewell’s music—terms like alt-country, roots-rock, country-noir, and Americana get used a lot—it’s even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter’s powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she’s singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well. General Admission $28, Adult Members $25, Senior (60+) $22, Senior Member $20, Student $15, Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

May 21, Bird Hike

7 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

May 22, Trail Work Day

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

May 28, Bird Hike

7 am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.

 

JUNE 2016

June 3, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

June 4, Alo Brasil

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Alô Brasil, a Philadelphia-based Brazilian band, was born out of a passion for Brazilian music. Accompanied by stunningly costumed dancers, the band draws audiences into a "tornado of rhythm and sound." Not just performers, Alô Brasil’s artists are dedicated and experienced teachers whose mission is to communicate the energizing joy, the mind-boggling diversity, and the historical and cultural significance of Brazilian music. Through hands-on work with members of Alô Brasil, students of all ages and backgrounds begin to appreciate the uniqueness of Brazilian music and dance, as well as the underlying commonalties shared with North American popular styles. Alô Brasil transforms audiences into enthusiastic participants, and ordinary events into joyful celebrations! General Admission $33, Adult Members $30, Senior (60+) $28, Senior Members $25, Students $20, and Free for Children (Under 18 years old) and Active Military or Veterans with ID card. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

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

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

June 18, Nature Hike

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

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

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

 

JULY 2016

July 1, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

July 13 – 30, A Chorus Line (CRT)

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

July 16, Nature Hike

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

 

AUGUST 2016

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

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

August 5, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

August 6, Cortland Arts and Wine Fest

10 am - 5 pm, Courthouse Park. Artists Prospectus and Application.

August 17 – 27, The Kitchen Witches (CRT)

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

August 20, Nature Hike

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

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

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

September 2, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

September 17, Nature Hike

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

September 25, Trail Work Day

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

 

OCTOBER 2016

October 7, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

October 15, Nature Hike

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

October 23, Trail Work Day

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

October 28, Creatures of the Night

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

 

NOVEMBER 2016

November 4, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

November 19, Nature Hike

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

November 20, Trail Work Day

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

November 26, Lime Hollow Tree Sale Begins

Lime Hollow Visitors Center, 338 McLean Rd.

 

DECEMBER 2016

December 2, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. Cortland First Fridays joins an informal nationwide movement to celebrate the arts in local communities on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information and a list of participating venues, call (607) 753-1188 or visit culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/first-fridays.

December 3, Wreath Making Class

3-5 pm, Lime Hollow Education Center, 3277 McLean Road. Embrace the holiday spirit as you make your own traditional holiday wreath. Use fresh evergreen boughs and other natural materials to create a one-of-a-kind wreath to complement your holiday decor. Please bring pruning shears, work gloves, wire-cutters and ornamental additions. $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Admission fee includes boughs, wire, ribbon and instruction. Limited seating. Please call and reserve your spot. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org, or visit limehollow.org.