July 2016
Woodlot Volunteers Sought
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - Woodlot owners need other woodlot owners. Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for a few good forest owner volunteers to meet and work with their neighbors. The NY Master Forest Owner Program is entering its 24th year and is looking to fill up its new volunteer training workshop. Volunteers who complete the 4-day workshop will join the corps of over 200 certified volunteers across the state. September 7-10, 2016 at Cornell University’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, VanEtten, NY (south of Ithaca in Schuyler County.

Volunteers can commute daily or free accommodations are available. There is a $125.00 fee ($200.00 per couple) that helps defray lodging, publications, food, and equipment costs of the 4-day training. The workshop combines classroom and outdoor field experiences on a wide variety of subjects including: tree identification, finding boundaries, forest ecology, wildlife and sawtimber management, communication techniques, and a visit to a nearby sawmill. The goal of the MFO Program is to provide private forest owners with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forests to enhance ownership satisfaction. MFOs do not perform management activities nor give professional advice. Rather, they meet with other forest owners to listen to their concerns and questions, and offer advice as to sources of assistance based on their training and personal experience.

Applications due by August 15, 2016.

Information and an application are available at: www.cornellmfo.info or an information packet and application form can be mailed to you. Please send your name and address to; Diana Bryant, 214 Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, Phone: 607-255-2115, Fax: 607-255-0349, email: dlt5@cornell.edu

Sponsors: New York Forest Owners Association; NYS-DEC Lands & Forests; The Robert H. Wentorf, Jr. Foundation; USDA-NIFA Renewable Resources Extension Program; and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
More than 80 antique and classic boats—many restored to their original condition—will be featured at the 38th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show July 29-31 in Clift Park, Skaneateles.
Displays on water and land will range from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats. Visitors are invited to learn about the boats by reading the accompanying placards or talking with owners.
The show—one of the most popular in the Northeast—is the inaugural event for Skaneateles’ new ShoreMaster dock system, installed in May by Brinson Marine. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend.
The event is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (also known as the Skaneateles Foundation), and presented by M&T Bank.
Highlights of the weekend include:
•  Performances by the Skaneateles Community Band, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday; jazz duo Diana Jacobs and Mark Chitambar, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday; and the Soda Ash Six, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
•  A display of antique model boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
•  A youth judging competition, sponsored by Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance to “spark kids’ passion for wooden boats,” 10 a.m. Saturday. 
•  Opportunities for children to paint their own wooden boats, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
•  Guided tours by the Skaneateles Historical Society, starting at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society. 
•  Knot-tying demonstrations, 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Gazebo.
•  A boat parade and fly-by, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.
•  A photo-shoot and spectator cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, 10 a.m. Sunday. The Judge will leave from the Mid-Lakes Navigation dock in Clift Park and make a slow tour of the north end of Skaneateles Lake, while exhibiting boats make random passes and provide opportunities for action shots. Tickets are $13 for adults, $5 for children under 13 accompanied by an adult. Coffee and pastries will be available. Book online at midlakesnav.com, call 315-685-8500 or pay on board.
•  Raffle drawings. First prize is a $905 escape package from Mirbeau Inn & Spa. Additional prizes are a $300 restaurant package; a $275 half-day fishing trip from Upstate Guide Service; a $100 gift certificate from Mid-Lakes Navigation; a toy wooden boat filled with lottery tickets; a $50 Elderberry Pond gift certificate; a $50 gift certificate from White and White Antiques; a framed 2016 boat show print; and a toy wooden boat filled with candy. Tickets are $5 each, three for $10, 10 for $20 and are on sale at the Chamber and at the show.
Judging of the boats, in 35 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the show will cast their votes for the highly coveted People's Choice Award, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 2:45 p.m. Sunday.
This year’s poster was developed from an oil painting by Elaine Sherwood Jakubowski, of Brighton, N.Y., an exhibitor at the show with her husband, Michael, and daughter, Blythe, since 2000, but a painter for just three years. This is the second painting she has created for the show. Titled “Southern End,” it depicts the graceful hills surrounding Skaneateles Lake—“with a bit of artistic license,” she said.
The painting can be viewed at the show’s tent in Clift Park. It will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting the FLC and the Skaneateles Foundation. 
Posters are $10 and are on sale at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan St., and at the show.
In anticipation of the show, the Syracuse Model Boat Club has six model boats on display at M&T Bank in downtown Skaneateles.
The Antique and Classic Boat Show is officially sponsored by M&T Bank. Admiral-level sponsors are Brinson Marine, ShoreMaster and Summit Auto. Commodore-level sponsors are Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Sammut Wealth Management and the Sherwood Inn. Captain-level sponsor is Doug’s Fish Fry. Commander-level sponsors are Jacobs Press, Pioneer Companies, Skaneateles Town Square/Ace Hardware and The Sailboat Shop. Lieutenant-level sponsors are Adams & Son Insurance, Blue Water Grill, cate&sally, Janice M. Miller Architect, Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, Mid-Lakes Navigation, Realty USA, Smiles of Skaneateles, Tops Friendly Markets and Wirth’s Automotive. 
Hours are 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is handicapped accessible. Admission is free.
For more information, go to http://www.skaneateles.com or call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552. 
Montezuma Summer Youth Wildlife Adventure Camp
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Girls and boys ages 11-15 are invited to the Montezuma Audubon Center for Wildlife Adventure Camp.  Wildlife Adventure Camp participants will explore the Montezuma Wetlands Complex during hiking, canoeing, fishing and other fun outdoor activitiesPre-paid reservations are required   $125/camper

For more information:
Montezuma Audubon Center
(315) 365-3580
Boat Show
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Old meets new at this year’s Antique and Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles, July 29-31, as watercraft dating back to the early 1900s nestle in the village’s newly installed community docks.
The show, featuring some 90 boats of a bygone era displayed on water and land, runs 3 p.m. to dusk Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Clift Park. It is handicapped accessible; admission is free.
The event is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter (FLC) of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation (also known as the Skaneateles Foundation), and presented by M&T Bank. This is the Finger Lakes Chapter’s 38th annual show, and the 22nd year it has been held in Skaneateles.
Curbside Market
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Beginning Friday, July 8 and continuing through Friday, Nov. 18, Geneva General Hospital will host Foodlink’s Curbside Market at 158 North Street in Geneva, right next door to the hospital. The Curbside Market that will offer fresh and healthy produce at an affordable price and will be open from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The public is welcome. 

The Curbside Market will accept cash, debit, EBT, and WIC/FMNP, and every $5 SNAP purchase gets a $2 bonus. 

For more information, call (315) 787-4065. 

Relax and Color for Adults
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Coloring pages and supplies will be available today so you can take part in this relaxing, comfortable artistic pastime.  Enjoy one of your favorite activities from childhood, updated with complex designs and additional techniques.  Take your work home with you or leave it to adorn the library. No sign-up is necessary for this free program.  If you have supplies of your own, feel free to bring them!

For more information:
Alex Andrasik
(300) 000-0000
Auburn Players Fundraiser with Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A fudraiser event catered by Dinosaur Bar-B Que. Pre-sale tickets are $20 Tickets are $25 the day of the event. All proceeds to benefit the Auburn Players Summer Youth Theater production of "the Future of Broadway" Great food for a great cause. Please help support the kids! 

For tickets or information or to make a donation please contact Darlene or Rick at darlenenila@yahoo.com

For more information:
Darlene Nila
(315) 255-3988
Auburn Players Youth Theater Barbecue
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Auburn Players Youth Theater will hold a fundraising Bar-B-Que to help raise funds for their upcoming 13th annual summer youth theater production.
The Fundraising dinner will take place Friday, July 29th from 5:30 to 8:30 at Auburn Party Rental, 318 W. Genesee Street in Auburn . 
Dinner will be catered by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (your choice of pulled pork or ribs)!  Their famous slaw, salt potatoes, beans and bread will also be included in your dinner.
Soda/Water will also be available for $1.00
Tent, tables, and location are donated by Auburn Party Rental, who excited to sponsor this event for the Youth Theater.  Auburn Party Rental will also sponsor a Dunking Booth!  Dunkees include Sheriff David Gould, George Cuthbert, Jimmy Giannettino, Kim Hawker, and Joe Calaraco.  $5.00 gets you three balls and three tries to dunk these volunteers!
Join in the fun!  Support your local youth theater!  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the event. 
Tickets can be purchased at Auburn Party Rental, or by calling 315-283-4682.
Survivors Night at Frontier Field
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come celebrate cancer survivorship with UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute on Friday, July 29. All cancer survivors and patients as well as their friends and family and URMC employees are invited as the Rochester Red Wings take on Lehigh Valley. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. and tickets cost $4 per person. Attendees will receive a free Wilmot Warrior Walk T-shirt and fireworks will follow the game. To order tickets, contact Katy Hanrahan at (585) 455-8591 or email mkphanrahan@gmail.com.

Cancer patients and survivors and their families are invited to participate in an on-field survivors parade prior to the game. To be part of this parade, you will need to arrive at the ball field by 6 p.m. Questions can be directed to Tiffany Paine-Cirrincione at (585) 276-4715 or tiffany.paine@rochester.edu.


For more information:
Ruth Harper-Rhode
(585) 275-2573
Sonnenberg Concert Series
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Festively lit historic garden paths coupled with live music on a balmy summer’s evening make for one of the Finger Lakes’ most unique experiences as Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park kicks off its popular Moonlight Stroll Concert Series on Friday, July 1. These 2-hour concerts will take place every Friday night July 1 through August 5 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets as well as family, friends or that special someone for an evening out under the stars and strolls through beautiful gardens as live music floats in the air.

These concerts give guests a rare opportunity to partake of the beauty of Sonnenberg’s gardens at night - for this is the one time each year that the gardens are lit and showcased at night. Evening strolls in Sonnenberg’s gardens are a rare treat for the gardens take on a completely different demeanor when the sun drops – shadows grow long, hues deepen, and the fragrance of roses and other blooms become more pronounced in the cool evening air.

Sonnenberg will be bringing a variety of talented musical performers to its grounds for this concert series. The series begins on July 1st with the 4-piece rock band, Nightfall After Dark, that covers tunes from the 60’s and beyond. The second concert on July 8th promises to be a magical evening with the Tullamore Celtic Band whose traditional tunes will make guests feel as though they’ve been transported across the ocean to the Emerald Isle herself. On July 15th, enjoy the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra which is a 19-piece ensemble performing jazz in the tradition of the Count Basie Orchestra. The very popular country band, Flint Creek, will be performing on July 22nd. The Panloco Steel Band on July 29th will heat up the night with smooth melodies and rhythms of the Caribbean. The concert series finishes on August 5th with classic oldies and pop rock of Dan Elliot and the Monterey’s.

Sonnenberg’s own Finger Lakes Wine Center will offer wine by the glass for sale each evening. Beer and light refreshments will also be available for purchase. All performances will be held on the Mansion veranda. Chairs will be setup on the lawn for seating but guests are also encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to setup on the lawn.

Admission at the door for each Moonlight Series concert will be $10/adults, $8/Sonnenberg members, $5/youth 6-17, and 5 and under are free. Reservations are not necessary and all admission will be at the gate. The gates will open at 7:30 PM and all concerts will be held rain or shine. 

Avenue Q the Musical!
8:00 PM - 2:00 PM

July 28th-30th @ 8pm
July 31st @ 2pm
at the Bisgrove Theatre, Cayuga Community College 197 Franklin St. Auburn, NY 13021

$16 General Admission
$14 Students/Seniors

Ben Brantley of the NY Times describes to be "..savvy, sassy and eminently likeable...breakthrough musical," the witty gritty humor of Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx is is exactly what you will see in Auburn Player's production of Avenue Q. 

Winner of the "triple-crown" 2004 Tony, Avenue Q takes place in the streets of New York City, following the lives of each of the tenants of Avenue Q in a satirizing comedy as they face life's challenges as twenty-somethings such as finding your purpose, getting a job, a date, or making your dreams come true. All of this is done through "gut-busting humor" and an incredibly catchy score along with puppets. This unique show will running for FOUR SHOWS only, so buy your tickets fast!

Note: despite featuring puppets, Avenue Q features adult topics, offensive language, and an onstage portrayal of puppet sex parental advisory is recommended

For more information:
Anu Irri
(315) 702-7832