Friday, September 2 – Sunday, October 23Quietude: Paintings and Drawing by Chris Baker and Harry BlissSchweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. This exhibition will feature two artists from the Finger Lakes region that share long standing and prolific artistic careers. Both artists depict tranquil scenes best described as “quietude.” Derived from the title of Harry Bliss’ painting “Quietude,” – this state of stillness or calm is reflected in outdoor landscapes, interiors, and contemplative portraits. Suggested Admission for this exhibition is $6 adults; Members and children 12 & under are free. 315-255-1553

Friday, August 19 – Tuesday, September 6 Lake Ontario Counties’ Fall Fishing DerbyLake Ontario, Fair Haven. Adult & youth derby categories include salmon, brown trout, lake trout, rainbow/steelhead and walleye, prizes. 888-733-5246

Saturday, August 27 – Sunday, August 28Vineyard Verasion CelebrationCJS Vineyards, 6900 Fosterville Rd, Auburn. Saturday & Sunday 12-5PM. Verasion is the season when the grapes begin to ripen; the reds start to darken and the whites develop a golden hue. This means harvest is approaching, a happy time for the winemaker! Free admission. 315-730-4619

Thursday, September 1“Country Music” at Dill’s RunDill’s Run Winery, 3862 State Route 90, Union Springs. “Country Music” Thursday evenings from 5 – 8pm. Singing a mix of classic country, romantic duets along with some contemporary country favorites, this musical act is sure to please. Advance tickets are $10, or $12 at the door. Entertainment & party platter included. Season tickets also available. 315-889-5007

Friday, September 2First Friday Event – Auburn:

  • Seward House Museum, 33 South St. Auburn – Featured Artist – Mike Fedorchuk of Magical Mystery Tour presents ’An Evening with John Lennon.’ Artist for the month will be Alan Alger. Light refreshments will be served. 5-8pm.
  • Schweinfurt Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St.Quietude: Paintings and Drawing by Chris Baker and Harry Bliss. View the exhibition, meet the exhibiting artists Chris Baker and Harry Bliss, and enjoy light refreshments. 5:00pm-8:00pm. Free.
  • Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St.Going Away party for the Civil War exhibit. The Cost of Freedom closes on Sunday, September 4. Light refreshments. “Both Sides of the Wall, A Child’s World” and “Summer in the Finger Lakes” exhibits will be available, and there will be guided tours of the Case Research Lab. 5:00-8:00pm.
  • Auburn Public Theater – Come hear a variety of local musicians and friends perform in APT’s café space. 5-8pm. Free. 315-253-6669

Friday, September 2Garden Concert SeriesKing Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd (off Route 90), King Ferry. Free wine tastings throughout the music. Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Food available for purchase from local vendors. Cost of admission – FREE! 800-439-5271

Friday, September 2 & Saturday, September 3Film – Budrus – Winner: Panorama Audience Award Second Prize, Berlin International Film Festival, 2010. While this film is about one Palestinian village, it tells a much bigger story about what is possible in the Middle East. Ayed succeeded in doing what many people believe to be impossible: he united local Palestinian political factions, including Fatah and Hamas; he brought women to the heart of the struggle by encouraging his daughter Iltezam’s leadership; and he welcomed hundreds of Israelis to cross into Palestinian territory for the first time and join this nonviolent effort. 9/2 – 1 & 8pm., 9/3 – 8pm. $4/advance tickets, $5/at the door. 315-253-6669

Sunday, September 4Fly-in/Drive-in BreakfastWhitford Airport, 3043 Ditmar Rd., Weedsport. Fly in or drive in and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and doughnuts served with coffee, juice or milk. Tie-downs and 100 LL available. Plenty of aircraft to see. Skydiving will be going on depending on the weather. 7:30am till noon. $6/adults, $3/children under 12, Free/children under 5. 315-834-9950

Sunday, September 4Ole Threads DayWard O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A, Auburn. The day features basket weavers, crochet & embroiders, darning, caning, loom weaving and more. Over 20 exhibitors will be present demonstrating their age old crafts, answering questions, selling their wares. There will be activities for the kids & special entertainment. The herb garden will have a program on herbs and their uses. Admission & parking is free and donations are always appreciated. Lunch will be available for a minimal charge. 11AM – 4PM. 315-252-7644

Wednesday, September 7A Conversation About 9/11 and ServiceCayuga Community College Bourke Memorial Library, Lower Level, 197 Franklin St, Auburn. Commemorate the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance with a Community Conversation that explores the ways in which service transformed and interconnected people everywhere. Join us for a discussion of “A Firefighter’s Story,” by Jill McCracken and talk about the legacy of service and its place in our lives and our democracy. 11:00am – Noon. www.cayuga-cc-edu/library 315-255-1743 x 2299

Thursday, September 8Museum and Farm Tour – Past to PresentWard O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A & O’Hara Farms, Chamberlain Rd., Auburn. Learn about farming in the 1800’s and the present. Meet & tour the Museum, eat lunch, then drive to O’Hara Farms, a multi-million dollar Cayuga County Farm. Dress for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes. $10 fee to cover lunch. Reservations required. 315-252-7644

Thursday, September 8 – Second Annual Harvest Fest – Chateau Dusseau, 5292 Erron Hill Rd., Locke. Wine making, tasting & sales. New releases, Niagara, Chelois & Seyval. Hobby Winemaker’s must! Noon – 5pm. 315-497-9463

Friday, September 9, & Saturday September 10Film – FarmageddonAuburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasonably burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. 9/9 – 1 & 8pm, 9/10 – 8pm. 315-253-6669

Saturday, September 102nd Annual GOLF BALL DROPEmerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Enjoy watching hundreds of golf balls come tumbling down from the top of one of the Fleming Fire Department’s ladder trucks onto a target drawn on the grass. The five balls closest to the center of the target win cash prizes, with first prize of $3,000! Sponsored By: Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. Tickets are $10 at Auburn Discount Liquor and at the Agency’s Site I at 65 State Street. You can also purchase tickets by calling 315.255-1703 ext. 155. 315-255-1703×155

Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11Community Remembrance to Honor 9/11 VictimsAuburn Junior High School, 191 Franklin St., Auburn. The City of Auburn will host a three-day community remembrance to honor those killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Opening ceremony starts at 8:30pm on 9/10 at City Hall – dedication of a permanent memorial in honor of those who perished. At Auburn Junior High School, a re-creation & opening of the healing field where 1200 flags will be displayed. At 7:00pm, a patriotic lawn concert. At 6:45pm on 9/11, a procession marches into Holland Stadium, followed by a remembrance ceremony and vigil. 315-255-4104

Saturday, September 10 – Annual International Coastal CleanupSterling Nature Center, 15730 Jensvold Road, off Route 104A, Sterling. Think globally and act locally in support of your environment! Join Sterling Nature Center in cleaning up the Lake Ontario Shore. Refreshments will be served after the work is done. Rain date Sunday, September 11th. 10:00am – 12:00pm. 315-947-6143

Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11TomatoFest Emerson Park, Route 38A, Auburn. Live entertainment, food, crafts and amusement rides to benefit the Cayuga County Food Pantry, parking $2. 11am – 6pm daily. Admission $3/adult, $1/children. Children under 12 admitted free with a canned good donation.

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