The Citizens to Preserve the Character of Skaneateles is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 at the Skaneateles Historical Society Museum at the Creamery. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 685-8336.
The kickoff meeting of The Peregrine Way support group is slated to take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Gatherings will take place on the last Thursday of every month from 6-7 p.m., and the group is open to all caregivers to share ideas and suggestions while supporting each other. For more information, call 685-1400.
PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
The Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center will host Parents' Night Out programs Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. The program will run March 28. A snack of pizza and drinks will be served, along with non-stop activity. Space is limited, and the cost is $10 per child and $25 per family for Y members and $20 per child and $35 per family for the general public.
The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will host Ladies Tea at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28 with a special presentation by the Museum of Science and Technology on "The Apothecary." The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested. Call 685-1400 for more information.
A free community dinner will be held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 4264 Jordan Road, Mottville, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29. The menu consists of chicken and biscuits, garden salad, hot and cold beverages, and desserts. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate spring. The dinner is sponsored by the church's Mission/Outreach Committee.
Sustainable Skaneateles and EarthWorks are slated to host their second annual celebration of Earth Hour, starting at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, March 29 with a showing of the film "The City Dark" in the parish hall at St. James Episcopal Church. The event will then move to Thayer Park to celebrate Earth Hour 2014 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Attendees are asks to bring their own reusable mug, as the Skaneateles High School Environmental Club will provide complimentary hot chocolate. Both the film and the Earth Hour celebration are free and open to the public.
ATHENAEUM GOSPEL MUSIC
The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will host a gospel music concert featuring musicians from The Vineyard at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 685-1400.
APRIL ART DISPLAY
Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will feature the work of Wayne Schapp and David Goldman throughout April. Schapp creates one-of-a-kind heritage boxes from aged and weathered pieces of wood and gnarly root systems. Goldman creates sculptural clocks and tape dispensers from vintage and extinct mechanical machines. Goldman will demonstrate his methods for repurposing, designing and assembling his sculptures from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12.
FIRST FRIDAY AT SNAKE OIL
Snake Oil Glassworks will host its next First Friday event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 4. The gaffer will demonstrate how bowls and plates are made.
From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, Connie Smith will demonstrate painting on turkey feathers at Gallery 54. 54 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Smith paints realistic images of wild animals on turkey tail feathers. Gallery 54 carries her pieces, including images of deer, salmon, wolves, bear, loons, and cardinals.
SUMMER THEATRE BENEFIT
Skaneateles Summer Theatre is scheduled to present its annual Evening of Broadway Romance dinner cabaret at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Welch Allyn Lodge in Skaneateles Falls. Hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert and coffee will be served in between musical sets. Tickets cost $50 per person, and reservations can be made online at showtix4u.com or by calling727-4614. Tables of 8 and 10 can be reserved.
This year's theme is Fools for Love, showcasing show tunes that represent the amusing or unusual side of love. Starting off the evening with "Razzle Dazzle" from the musical "Chicago," the group will feature voices singing solos, duets, trios and several ensemble numbers. The group will end the evening with a preview of this summer's SST production of "Shrek." Cast members include Skaneateles Summer Theatre veterans Karen Bartlett, Mary Jo Clary, Meg Clary, Steve Condie, Janet Kringer, Jeffrey Kringer, Kristy Schroeder, Pam Spear, Alex Spear, and Josh and Cait Wilmot and features Anna Egert, SST's accompanist.
This event helps fund the annual Skaneateles Summer Theatre summer production, which is in its 17th year.
The Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center will offer an American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Review Class at a cost of $90. The course will take place from 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m. April 6, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 11, or from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 1.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles, is presenting a new series of Wellness Talks led by Melissa Weinberger of Nuravita Chiropractic, Yoga & Wellness Care in Skaneateles. With topics ranging from overcoming fatigue to the scoop on reading food labels and GMOs, guests will gain insight on a wide variety of topics over the course of the program and have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each session. Talks will take place bi-monthly on Tuesdays from 7 - 8 p.m. in the Provence Room. The schedule is as follows: April 8 - What's Really In Your Cereal Bowl?, April 22 - Raw Dairy: Healthy or not?, May 6 - Tired of being tired? Overcome Your Fatigue, May 20 - Sugar Blues, and June 3 - Myth: The Harder You Exercise, the More Weight You Will Lose: Learn Why. Admission is free for spa members, and guests can participate for $10 per session. Tickets can be purchased at the spa desk. For more information, call 877-647-2328 or visit www.mirbeau.com.
ADVENTURES IN ART
Adventures in Art is a class for 7 to 12 year olds and is designed to stimulate the imagination while exploring a variety of media and subject matter. Through carefully planned lessons, students are introduced to basic concepts of color and design and will begin to acquire a basic art vocabulary. Projects are varied and may include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and printmaking.
Classes run from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 East Genesee St., Skaneateles. Classes culminate with a student art show. Materials are included, but students should bring a smock. Classes are taught by Colleen Lisson, a New York state-certified art teacher. The cost is $125 for six lessons, and the spring session will take place April 10 to May 22. Contact 685-0678 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CONCERT AT THE ATHENAEUM
The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will host Sue Alexander for a night of entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 21. The concert is free and open to the public. call 685-1400 for more information.
The Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center is slated to host a Red Cross Lifeguarding Course with Waterfront Skills module from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21-25. The course costs $335 and includes Lifeguarding certification, Waterfront Skills certification, CPR/AED certification, Lifeguarding text book and CPR mask. Call 685-2266 to register.
The Peregrine Way Caregivers Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at The Athenaeum, 150 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Call 685-1400 for more information.
The Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center will offer an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Recertification Review Course with Waterfront Skills module at a cost of $195. The course includes CPR/AED and First Aid certification. The course will take place from from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 19-20 or from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 16-17.
The Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center will offer a Red Cross Lifeguarding Course with Waterfront Skills module offered at a few different dates throughout the rest of the winter and into spring. Classes will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Courses will take place on the following weekends: May 16-18; and May 30-31, June 1. The course costs $335 and includes Lifeguarding certification, Waterfront Skills certification, CPR/AED certification, Lifeguarding text book and CPR mask. For more information, visit http://auburnymca.org/skaneateles/aquatic-certifications/. Call 685-2266 to register for a class.
Waterman Primary School is accepting kindergarten registration for eligible students for the 2014-2015 school year. To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2014. If you received registration information in the mail, send it to Waterman School as soon as possible. If you have not received registration information in the mail and you have an incoming child, contact District Registrar Colleen Jones at 291-2218.
Registration is open for the final Skaneateles Labor Day Race Weekend. The 10th year of racing starts Saturday, Aug. 30 with the Skinnyman sprint coverage map Triathlon followed by the youth MiniSkinny for ages 5-14. Sunday, Aug. 31 brings the Escape from the Judge Open Water One-Mile Swim and Skaneateles 5K Road Race. The I'm All That competition encompasses all three adult races over both days.
This is your last chance to join the fun in these exciting events. Completing 10 years of extraordinary success, SkanRaces is committed to making this last racing weekend the best ever.
SkanRaces, a true charity, is a not for profit (501c3) volunteer organization supporting wellness and healthy lifestyles for all ages and abilities in central New York. Race proceeds fund a wide variety of programs. For more about donations, volunteering or race information, maps and registration, go to www.SkanRaces.com.
Schweinfurth Art Center is looking for artists for the its summer exhibit, cARTography: artists as mapmakers. The exhibit will run from June 6 to Aug. 17 and will feature art related to maps and map making. Work may be in any medium, including but not limited to painting, works on paper, photography, collage, assemblage multi-media and installations. It is expected that the exhibit will include work that explores geopolitical themes, environmental issues, historic or cultural themes, and more. Artists who are interested in being considered should send or email the required information to the art center by March 28. Images can be submitted on a CD via mail, through DropBox, through email, or through a link to the artist's website. There is no entry fee.
For details on how to submit artwork, visit www.myartcenter.org. For more information, call 255.1553 or email Administrative Coordinator Monica Hastedt at email@example.com.
COMMITTEE SEEKS MEMBERS
The Skaneateles Republican Committee is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Skaneateles Republican Committee. Those interested are asked to send a letter to P.O. Box 294, Skaneateles, NY 13152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 4.
BUILDING PERMIT PROCESS
Village Code Enforcement Officer John Cromp encourages homeowners and contractors initiating building projects to apply for proper permitting early. "It's never too soon to start your project application process," he said. Some village building projects could require approval from as many as four village boards. Approval of permits takes time, he said, and could delay projects by several weeks. Cromp may be reached at 685-3440.
MOMS AND KIDS
Looking to get out of the house this winter with your kids? Moms and Kids Childcare Co-op is accepting new families with children ages 4 months to 5 years. For more information, visit momsandkidsofskaneateles.com or email Jennifer at email@example.com.
The Skaneateles Library now provides free access to the world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource. Ancestry Library Edition is simple enough for beginners, yet provides deep and broad content that will help veteran genealogists advance their research. More than 7,000 databases and 200 billion images deliver information from census data, vital records, directories, photos and more. Ancestry Library Edition is available on library computers or on laptops and other personal devices using the library's WiFi connection. While users can get started any time, the library will offer a workshop on using this resource in early 2014. For more information, contact library director Nickie Marquis at 315-685-5135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YMCA LITTLE LAKER PROGRAM
The Skaneateles YMCA offers The Little Lakers afternoon enrichment program for children ages 4 to 6. Trained staff engage the children in Learn to Skate, Learn to Swim, Gym and Swim, Art and Music and additional learning through play activities. There are two schedule options to choose from, full-week and three-day timeframes available. Financial assistance is available and will be awarded on an individual basis. Application forms are available at the Y's front desk at 97 State St., Skaneateles. Call 685-2266 for more information.
SCHOOL HONORS SERVING MEMBERS
Skaneateles High School maintains an active military service board in the main lobby of the high school to honor those community members (or former members) who are serving now. The board is for all members of the Skaneateles school district and members of the Skaneateles community. Names of former students and community members who are actively engaged in any branch of the services are welcome. Send the names and branches of service to Sandra Taylor at email@example.com or contact the main office of the high school.
VETERANS OF CURRENT CONFLICTS
The Skaneateles Veterans Memorial Committee welcomes service members and their families to apply for a spot on the plaque it is collecting of those in the armed forces serving, or having served, in Iraq or Afghanistan. The person must be from Skaneateles. Fill out of form online at townofskaneateles.com, under the Public Notices tab.
REPORT SPORTS SCORES
The Journal relies on its sister newspaper The Citizen's sports desk for sports coverage. To ensure local teams' scores are included in the coverage, report game scores by calling 282-2257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Besides reporting scores, people are welcome to suggest player profiles, remind writers of big upcoming games for possible coverage, and inform writers of upcoming fundraisers. Parents, coaches and students are encouraged to call.