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Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

See also:

SUNY Cortland Calendar
Cortland Sports Calendar
SVHC Health Calendar 

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AUGUST 2014

August 13 - 23, Making God Laugh (Cortland Repertory Theatre)

Regional Premiere. Family holiday celebrations have never been this funny - or this true to life! Join Ruthie and Bill, a couple of "empty nest" parents, as they host their three adult children - a former football star, an aspiring actress and a devout priest - over the course of 30 years of family holiday celebrations. As they gather for Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's and Easter, their lives experience unexpected twists and turns and their plans careen more off-center. (Don't be surprised if you see your own family!) This clever play is a heartwarming spin on Woody Allen's joke,"If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans!" For more information call (607) 756-2627, e-mail cortlandrep@hotmail.com, or visit cortlandrep.org.

August 20, Outdoor Movie Night "Planes"

Movie begins at twilight, Courthouse Park. Concession available by Drew's Dogs. Bring blanket or chairs. No charge for movie. For more information call (607) 753-4928 or visit Facebook.

August 23-24, Cortland Celtic Festival

Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 10 am - 3 pm, Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York. 55 acres of beautiful park setting - a great family friendly fun and educational event. Irish Dancers from across NYS, Celtic food & gift vendors, Celtic Musicians, Pub Tent, Medieval SCA Re-enactors, Pipe & Drum Bands, and Kids Games. Famous muscles and brawn in our Class A Championship Heavy Athletics of the Scottish Highland Games on BOTH DAYS, including a women's division of heavy athletics. Admission. Wheelchair accessible. For more information or to be a vendor, clan or performer, e-mail info@cortlandcelticfestival.com, visit www.cortlandcelticfestival.com or like us on Facebook.

August 27, Outdoor Movie Night "Muppets Most Wanted"

Movie begins at twilight, Courthouse Park. Concession available by Drew's Dogs. Bring blanket or chairs. No charge for movie. For more information call (607) 753-4928 or visit Facebook.

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

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

September 6, Outdoor and Sportsman Show

10 am - 4 pm, JM McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Dr. See businesses available in our region that cater to outdoor activities and sports in preparation for the fall and winter outdoor seasons. Featuring camping, fishing, hunting, boating, archery, forestry, hobbies and more. Dan the Snakeman will also be in attendance! Admission $5 at the door, children under 16 free with adult. For more information call (607) 753-8100 x101, email recreation@mmcomplex.com or visit http://jmmcomplex.com/special-events-2/outdoor-sportsman-exhibition/.

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

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

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

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

September 14, Tuff eNuff Challenge

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

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

September 20-21, Cat Show

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

September 20, Asleep at the Wheel

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

September 21, Cruise-In

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

September 26, Harvest of Gold

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

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

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

 

OCTOBER 2014

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

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

October 11, McGraw Pumpkin Launch and Kids Pumpkin Decorating Contest

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

October 18, Janis Ian

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

October 19, String Fling

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

 

NOVEMBER 2014

November 1, Community Arts Challenge Deadline

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

November 15, Crystal Bowersox

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

 

DECEMBER 2014

December 13, Jingle Babes

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

December 20, A Christmas Carol Radio Play

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 South Main St., Homer. Adults - $25; Seniors $20; Students $15; under 18 free. For more information visit www.scarlettrat.com. Tickets available online at www.center4art.org or call (607) 749-4900.