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Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

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SUNY Cortland Calendar
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FEBRUARY 2015

Through February 21, Art Challenge Exhibit

Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Exhibit of the visual arts entries for the Art Challenge. Show is open through February 21. Stop by and cast your vote for the "People's Choice" Art Award. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and the Cultural Council of Cortland County.

February 2-March 2, Treehouse Tales Writing Contest

Winter is a great time for reading and letting the imagination soar. Encourage talented young students (grades 1-4) to write and illustrate stories for this contest. Parents, teachers, libraries, and after-school programs are invited to make Treehouse Tales an enjoyable winter project. Students in WCNY’s 19-county viewing area are eligible to enter the contest. The deadline for all entries is March 2. All entrants will receive a certificate of participation. WCNY’s judging teams will choose a first-, second- and third-place winner from each grade, with prizes awarded at a public award ceremony March 25 where winners will present their tales. For more information visit www.wcny.org/education/treehouse-tales/.

February 6, Women Working Together Luncheon

11:45 - 1 pm, The Manor at Briggs Hall, Homer. Susan Briggs, Chair of the Cortland County Legislature, will speak about why she ran for political office, her experiences in county government especially as one of very few females in a leadership role, and how citizens can become more involved in local issues. $12 including a catered lunch buffet. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Please RSVP to Kelsey@cortlandywca.org or by calling 607-753-9651. For more information visit cortlandywca.org.

February 6, 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.

February 6, Go Red for Women Rock 'n' Skate

8:30-10 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Dr. Enjoy a night of ice skating, music, door prizes, raffles and more! We encourage everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives. A portion of the night's proceeds will go to the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement.

February 6, Owl Prowl

7-9 pm, 338 McLean Road. Start at our Visitor Center and learn facts about our feathered friends before venturing out “calling” owls. Members $4, Not Yet Members $6. 6:45, Arrival; 7:00-7:30, Short Informative Live Owl Show; 7:45, Variety of Owl Prowl Hikes (including a Junior Owl Prowl followed by a craft). Whether you are an avid birder/owler or have never been owling before in your life, we have a hike for you! For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

February 6-7, Winterfest

Homer Village Green. Antiques, crafts, parade, chili cook-off, Human Dog Sled Race, Snow Sculpture competition, children's activities, and wine tasting. For more information and schedule of events, visit www.homerwinterfest.org.

February 8, Tracking Workshop

10 am, 338 McLean Road. 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. Free admission, all ages welcome. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

February 8, Educational Workshop: How Fast Can We Go?

2-4 pm, 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins St. We invite children and their families for an afternoon of exploring the ways in which an assembly line works. See how the Wickwires made their fortune, search for woven wire around the mansion, and assemble something of your own to take home. $5 per person; free for members. For more information call 607-756-7551, e-mail the1890house@gmail.com or visit the1890house.org.

February 14, Feel the Love 5K Race

11 am, Cortland Regional Medical Center. For more information visit www.crmcraces.com.

February 14, Valentine's Day Dance with Isreal Hagan & Stroke

7:30 - 10:30 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer.

February 21, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. 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, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

February 24, Relay For Life of Cortland County Kickoff

6:30 pm, Port Watson Mini Conference Center, 131 Port Watson Street. Individuals interested in learning more and getting involved in this community event to fight back against cancer are invited to attend this free meeting. There will be food, music, and fun for all! Visit relayforlife.org/CortlandNY or follow the Relay For Life of Cortland County on Facebook to learn more about the program. Additionally, you may contact Spencer Waldman at spencer.waldman@cancer.org.

February 28, Chill-A-Bration

12 noon - 4 pm, Historic Downtown Cortland. Over 20 restaurants 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.” Chill-A-Bration goers are encouraged to cast a ballot for their favorite samples by 4 pm. Not only will you support your favorite restaurants, but two ballots will be drawn to receive a prize! Chill-A-Bration mugs with tasting map and tickets will be available for pre-sale February 23-27 for $10 at Cortland Downtown Partnership Office, 9 Main St. Mugs will be available for purchase the day of the event at the Cortland Beer Company, 16 Court St., but sell out early. Proceeds from this event help support future Chill-A-Bration celebrations and allow Cortland Downtown Partnership to present family-friendly events that market the heart of our city, Historic Downtown Cortland. For more information call (607) 591-7903, e-mail info@cortlanddowntown.com or visit us on Facebook. Available online: Business Entry Form

 

MARCH 2015

March 6, 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.

March 7, Great Polar Bear Challenge

9:00 registration, 10:00 costume judging and plunge, Yaman Park. Put a team together or plunge on your own! Collect sponsorships from friends and family who want to see you take the plunge for the United Way for Cortland County.
$50 minimum sponsorships plus $10 registration fee. Sign up at cortlandunitedway.org. Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact staff@cortlandunitedway.org. Polar Bear Challenge t-shirts are available for order.

March 13, Royal Southern Brotherhood

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Southern rock, but not as we know it - as tumbling three-part harmonies and hickory-smoked guitar riffs weave together Allman Brothers and Neville Brothers styles with added rocket-fuel. Adults $38, Seniors $33, Students $15, and under 18 free. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

March 14, An Dinnear Mor (Irish Dinner)

6 pm, 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins St. Join us for a special Irish evening at the 1890 House! We have the stout and the food, so grab some friends and enjoy a meal and some traditional music. $25/person, $20/member. Please contact us for reservations. For more information call 607-756-7551, e-mail the1890house@gmail.com or visit the1890house.org.

March 15, Educational Workshop: Who's in Your Family Tree?

2-4 pm, 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins St. Learn about the Wickwire family through photographs and exploratory around the house. We will go into each room and talk about family activities that would have taken place in each room, with kids sharing their own thoughts and ideas. Feel free to bring your own family history notes if you have any! Free admission. For more information call 607-756-7551, e-mail the1890house@gmail.com or visit the1890house.org.

March 20 & 21, Broadway & Hollywood Meet Church Street

7:30 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street. Musicians and friends of UPC present their third variety show of Hollywood and Broadway hits. A must-see Cortland experience! Fully accessible facility; reception after the Friday performance. Free admission. For more information call (607) 849-4680, e-mail officeadmin@unitedpresbyterian.net or visit www.unitedpresbyterian.net.

March 21, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. 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, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

March 21, The Y Files: Where Are the Cows? (CRT fundraiser)

6:30 doors open, Cortland Ramada Inn, 2 River St. Buffet Dinner with Acme Mystery Co. Sheriff Shelly Moganagle is calling an emergency town meeting for YOU and everybody else in Pine Bluffs. Our cows are disappearing and we need to figure out where in the heck they're going! Could it be Roland McBurger's new hamburger joint? Or cattle rustlers? Down at the Crazy Kegger, folks are saying it is alien cow abduction! The Sheriff is taking no chances and has called in the FBI. Be there when Special Agents Molding and Sulky arrive. They'll need all the help they can get! Tickets $50 per person through February 9, then $55, at CRT Box Office, 24 Port Watson St, or The Bling Store, 101 Main St.

March 25, Treehouse Tales Award Ceremony

5 pm, WCNY, 415 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. For students in WCNY’s 19-county viewing area. Prizes awarded and winners will present their tales. For more information visit www.wcny.org/education/treehouse-tales/.

March 28, Maple Sugarin’ Day

8 am -1 pm, 338 McLean 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. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

Visitor Center: Pancake Breakfast - open at 8 am

Members: $5, $2 under 12
Nonmembers: $7, $3 under 12
Under 3: Free

Also at Visitor Center this year! Discover how maple syrup is made! (9 am - 12 noon, free admission)
The Maple Sugarin’ Day is held in conjunction with the BOCES New Visions Environmental Science Class.

March 28, The Y Files: Where Are the Cows? (CRT fundraiser)

6:30 doors open, Cortland Ramada Inn, 2 River St. Buffet Dinner with Acme Mystery Co. Sheriff Shelly Moganagle is calling an emergency town meeting for YOU and everybody else in Pine Bluffs. Our cows are disappearing and we need to figure out where in the heck they're going! Could it be Roland McBurger's new hamburger joint? Or cattle rustlers? Down at the Crazy Kegger, folks are saying it is alien cow abduction! The Sheriff is taking no chances and has called in the FBI. Be there when Special Agents Molding and Sulky arrive. They'll need all the help they can get! Tickets $50 per person through February 9, then $55, at CRT Box Office, 24 Port Watson St, or The Bling Store, 101 Main St.

 

APRIL 2015

April 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.

April 4, Easter Egg Hunt

12 noon sharp, 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins St. What could be more fun than an egg hunt on the historic grounds of the 1890 House? Free admission. For more information call 607-756-7551, e-mail the1890house@gmail.com or visit the1890house.org.

April 12, Music & Dancing Victorian Style

2-4 pm, 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins St. We’ll take a look at the 1890 House's banjos, pianos, and an old Victrola player. A dance instructor will show kids moves to old fashioned dances such as the waltz and the polka, and ragtime favorites like the one-step and the foxtrot. $5 per person; members free. For more information call 607-756-7551, e-mail the1890house@gmail.com or visit the1890house.org.

April 18, Nature Hike

10 am, 338 McLean Road. 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, donations appreciated. For more information call (607) 662-4632 or visit www.limehollow.org.

April 19, Earth Day Clean up

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.

April 25, Puddle Stomp 10K + 5K Run/Walk

9 am, Radiation Oncology Services of Cortland. Help stomp out cancer. For more information visit www.doublekraces.com/puddle-stomp-10k.html.

 

MAY 2015

May 1, 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.

May 16, Roaring Twenties Gala

7-10 pm, 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins St. A roaring 20's style evening filled with music, dancing, appetizers, and even a speakeasy. All proceeds to benefit the 1890 House Museum. Please contact the museum for ticket information. For more information call 607-756-7551, e-mail the1890house@gmail.com or visit the1890house.org.

May 24, We are the Children of the Greatest Generation

3 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street. A different sort of Memorial Weekend celebration: Stories of people who experienced significant life events in the time span 1930-1950, as told in pictures, narratives by their children, and music of the era. A collaboration of Sanctuary Seasonings at the UPC with the Arts at Grace of Grace Episcopal and Holy Spirit Lutheran Church. Free admission; reception to meet the speakers and attending parents following the program. For more information call (607) 849-4680, e-mail pifry1685@gmail.com or visit www.unitedpresbyterian.net.

 

JUNE 2015

June 3–13, "Always a Bridesmaid" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. In this hysterical comedy, four high school friends made a vow to be in each other's weddings... no matter what. More than thirty years later, these friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. Hop on this marriage-go-round for the laugh-out-loud journey of Libby Ruth, Charlie, Deedra and Monette as they commit to the notion that while careers, waistlines and marriages may disappear, real friendships last a lifetime. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

June 5, First Friday Art Event

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

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.

 

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 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 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 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.

 

AUGUST 2015

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 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.