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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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DECEMBER 2014

Through January 3, Dollhouse Holiday & Toy Extravaganza

1-4 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Saturdays only. For more information call 607-756-6071, e-mail cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit us on Facebook.

December 13, Holiday Pops SU Brass Ensemble

7:30 – 9 pm, Cortland Junior Senior High School, 8 Valley View Dr. Tickets available in downtown Cortland at NBT Bank, Bailey Place, and Tompkins Co. Trust.

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 14, Children's Holiday Tea

2-4 pm, The 1890 House, 37 Tompkins St. Warm up with tea (or hot chocolate!) from our teacups, fill up on finger sandwiches, and save room for home-baked treats! An afternoon of stories, crafts and exploring the wonders of a Victorian Holiday awaits you at the 1890 House Museum. $15/adult and $8/child. Please call or email to make reservations... spaces expected to fill up quickly! For more information call (607) 756-7551, e-mail the1890house@gmail.com or visit the1890house.org.

December 15 & 29, Bonesaver Exercise Class Orientation

9:30 am, Harford Senior Center. The Area Agency on Aging and RSVP program will be offering a new weight-bearing exercise class geared toward seniors at the Harford Senior Center starting in January. Two orientation classes will be offered on December 15 & 29 for people to come and learn more about the program. Starting January 5, the twice weekly class will be offered at the Harford Senior Center from 9:30-10:30 am each week on Mondays & Thursdays. The Bonesaver Exercise Program is an hour-long gentle routine that provides strength training done slowly with hand and ankle weights and will be led by trained RSVP volunteers. There are required forms to be completed before someone can participate on a regular basis, including a physician’s release. Registration is required for the class by calling the RSVP office at 753-5057. Please call with any questions or to register for the Harford class site.

December 15, Christmas Dinner Show by William Locke

4-4:45 pm, David Harum Senior Center, Town Hall, Homer. The Monday Nite Out dinner menu includes Chicken Cacciatore, pasta, butternut squash, fruit and Éclair Cake for dessert. Please come and enjoy music, dinner, then end your evening with a round of Pitch! To make your reservation please call (607) 753-5061. The David Harum Homer Senior Center is open for activities & information Monday 2-7 pm, evening meal at 4:30 pm; Tuesday-Thursday 9am-2pm, lunch at 11:30 am. For more information call (607) 749-2362. The center is a service of the Nutrition Program, a unit of the Cortland County Area Agency on Aging.

December 15, Santa at the Water Works

6-8 pm, Water Works on Broadway. Santa Claus will visit all the good little boys and girls of Cortland!

December 15, Symphoria’s “Holiday Magic”

7:30 pm, Cortland High School, 8 Valley View Drive. Vocalist Danan Tsan and conductor Sean O’Loughlin join Symphoria. Holiday favorites from Irving Berlin, Leroy Anderson, and Tchaikovsky, along with newer pieces including those from Disney’s “Frozen,” plus a sing-along finale, will be sure to entertain all ages! Tickets are $20 ($18 for seniors), $5 for students, and kids 18 and under are free. Tickets can be reserved by calling 315-299-5598 or by visiting www.ExperienceSymphoria.org.

December 17, Santa at the Water Works

6-8 pm, Water Works on Broadway. Santa Claus will visit all the good little boys and girls of Cortland!

December 18, Moondance

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Music of Van Morrison. Mystic Moondance is an eight member group of journeyman musicians. Fronted by Bruce Beadle, who has captured the unique phrasing and free form melody
styling that are the trademark of Van Morrison, the band consists of guitar, bass, drums and keyboard and features a three piece horn section. This is an energetic performance of songs from one of the most popular singer/ songwriters of the last century. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

December 20, Downtown Caroling

10 am – 12 noon, Historic Downtown Cortland.

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.

December 21, A Christmas Cantata!

2 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. A fundraising gift to the center from the music ministry of Christ United Methodist Church of Moravia and Locke. Laurianne Fleming, director. Hear such beloved standards as "Angels We Have Heard on High," "Joy to the World," "Ding Dong Merrily on High" and selections from Handel's "Messiah" wrapped into a contemporary setting and featuring orchestration and several local soloists. Pay what you can, suggested donation $5. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

December 21, Santa at the Water Works

3-5 pm, Water Works on Broadway. Santa Claus will visit all the good little boys and girls of Cortland!

December 23, Santa at the Water Works

6-8 pm, Water Works on Broadway. Santa Claus will visit all the good little boys and girls of Cortland!

December 31, First Light

10 pm - 12:30 am, Main Street, Cortland. New Year's Rockin' Eve Countdown will be displayed on the big screen. Fireworks. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1434959230068207/.

 

JANUARY 2015

January 2, 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.

January 24-25, Cortland Repertory Theatre Auditions

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm, Homer Junior High School, 53 Clinton Avenue, Homer. Primarily seeking non-union actors. All roles in all shows open. Seeking a variety of types and ages, all nationalities. CRT is an equal opportunity employer. If cast, actors must be available for daytime and evening rehearsals. Paid internships available for college students. CRT is also seeking one local boy, age 12 - 15, who is an excellent actor/singer for the role of Pugsley in “The Addams Family”. To sign up for an appointment call (607) 753-6161. For more information visit www.cortlandrep.org/employment-audition_info.html.

January 31, Samantha Fish

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. A modern rocking sound with elements of Americana, country and roots. Adults $28, Seniors $23, Students $15, and under 18 free. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

 

FEBRUARY 2015

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 6-7, 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 14, Feel the Love 5K Race

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

 

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 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 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.

 

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 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 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.

 

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 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 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.