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March 2nd, 2015
Seminar: The Talented Superb Lyrebird
When: March 2, 7:30 p.m. Where: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca Speaker: Dr. Anastasia H. Dalziell, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Description: Australia’s Superb Lyrebird is famous for the male’s remarkable ability to mimic a wide variety of sounds, from the songs of other bird species to chainsaws, camera shutters, car alarms, and more. Dr. Anastasia Dalziell will share research results showing that the vocal mimicry by male lyrebirds is even more spectacular and bizarre than previously thought. Males also coordinate their songs with elaborate “dance moves” on carefully constructed dance platforms to attract a mate. Female lyrebirds have unexpectedly complex displays as well. You’ll hear recordings and see videos of behaviors previously undescribed in this fascinating species. Admission: Free Contact: 800-843-2473, cornellbirds@cornell.edu


March 7th, 2015
Nerissa & Katryna Nields in Concert
The Nields 8 pm, Saturday, 7 March 2015 Hollis Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell University Arts Quad, East Ave. Ithaca, NY 14851 In the 1990s, Nerissa and Katryna Nields formed a five-member band and were festival darlings at Falcon Ridge and Lilith Fair, admired for folk-rock-pop harmonies, deep and quirky songs, and high energy. The Boston Globe declared: “The Nields are young. They are hip. They are hot.” Today, many gigs and 17 CDs later, raising their children in western Massachusetts, they champion traditional community singing, refashioning old songs with great love. Much of their original material is inspired by Appalachian ballads, old-timey hollers, sea chanteys, and spirituals. They’ve released four CDs (and books) for children, as well as recordings that look honestly at the hard pulls of marriage, child-rearing, artistry, and commitment to the larger world. Their 2015 release, XVII, honors their hero, Pete Seeger. They promise their audiences: “You will sing. You will dance. You will not regret it.” Tickets: Ithaca Guitar Works, Autumn Leaves, Greenstar Market, Bound for Glory, online at www.cornellfolksong.org/ and at the door. $15 adv./$17 door; $3 rebate for members, seniors, teens. Cornell students $5. Children free. Info: web or 607-351-1845.


March 7th, 2015
Latin American Dinner & Dance
Students at Lehman Alternative Community School (LACS) are hosting a Latin American Dinner & Dance to raise funds for their upcoming service learning trip to Guatemala. The event is on Saturday, March 7th from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm at LACS located at 111 Chestnut Street on Ithaca's West Hill. The dinner menu includes Latin American specialties like tamales, tostadas, causa Peruana, rice and beans, horchata and alfajoras. Carlos Gutierrez and Valentina Benavides are among a group of local musicians who have volunteered to perform traditional latin music; trovas and flamenco during the meal. At 7:00 pm the students will kick off a D.J.'ed latin dance party in the school's Black Box Theatre with salsa, merengue and bachata. The suggested donation is $12 per person and $35 per family however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.


March 9th, 2015
Vacation in Antarctica
What: Cayuga Bird Club Meeting & Presentation When: March 9, 7:30 p.m. Where: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca Title: Vacation in Antarctica Speaker: Suan Yong, Cayuga Bird Club member; nature enthusiast Description: Cayuga Bird Club member Suan Yong and two friends traveled to Antarctica in January 2013 for what they call “the most incredible vacation of a lifetime.” Suan will share photos and information about the last continent and the nature tourism industry that has made it more accessible than you might think. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy snacks and conversation 7:15–7:30 p.m. Cayuga Bird Club business meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. with the presentation to follow at approximately 8:00 p.m. Please note that there is limited seating and the doors will be closed when the auditorium is full. Open to the public. Admission: Free Contact: (800) 843-2473, cornellbirds@cornell.edu


March 19th, 2015
Ithaca College Ed Tech Day!
Please join us on Thursday, March 19 from 9 AM to 4 PM for our free annual showcase of more than 50 technology vendors such as AT&T, Apple, Brocade, Dell, Epson and Hewlett Packard to learn about the latest technologies and how they impact us in and out of the classroom. Celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, we are featuring special activities to highlight some of the amazing leaps that technology has made in the last 25 years and imagine where we think it could go in the next 25 years. The day features technology showcases, dozens of seminars and presentations, tours, discussion sessions, and a whole lot more. Please visit www.ithaca.edu/edtechday/ for details and to register.


April 12th, 2015
Skunk Cabbage Classic Half Marathon and 10K
Races start at 10am. Location: Schoellkopf Stadium at Cornell University 34th Annual Half Marathon and 10K races. Same course but new location for staging. Register now and the price is $20. Price on race day is $40. For more information: www.fingerlakesrunners.org


September 12th, 2015
AIDS Ride for Life
The AIDS Ride For Life is our 17th annual cycling event/fundraiser for the Southern Tier AIDS Program. It’s a blast! Choose to Ride 42, 85 or 100 miles around Cayuga Lake…or choose our new indoor cycling option! We have six pit stops and the very best event dinner ever. Our Riders are very well taken care of. We offer FREE training seminars throughout the year beginning February 10 and every 2nd Tuesday of the month through August with a few in between! See our website for more information. www.aidsrideforlife.org Ride for the mission, the thrill, the athletic challenge, the fab food. Whatever your reason, you will enjoy one of the most memorable times of your life. We have come a long way in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We need you now more than ever. The Ride raises money to close the gap in funding for programs and services at STAP. Our PREVENTION programs and education are working! For more information and to Register, go to www.aidsrideforlife.org

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Zero Waste outlines anti-expansion view
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Students bring Beauty and the Beast to Trumansburg
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The Drama Club at Charles O. Dickerson High School in Trumansburg is bringing "Beauty and the Beast," to life on stage March 13-15 in the high school auditorium. More


'Fanny' biographer to speak in Auburn March 11
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Palestinian doctor speaking tonight at UR
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SU students dance 12 hours to raise money for Golisano
WSYR
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Hundreds shave heads for pediatric cancer research
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Comedy of errors in funeral planning- Kitchen Theatre stage
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CL Wine Trail: Winter is a fine time for a tour- esp. with bacon
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Cayuga Co. workshop on Medicare basics March 19
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A workshop of unbiased, basic information on Medicare will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Cayuga County Office Building, 160 Genesee St., Auburn. More


March is 'Red Cross Month' in Syracuse
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Members of the American Red Cross from the Central New York region were honored during a flag raising ceremony at City Hall Monday morning. More


Comedy legend Lily Tomlin to perform at State Theatre
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Lily Tomlin will perform at the State Theatre of Ithaca at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Tickets are $49.50-$69.50 and are available at the State Theatre Box Office, by calling (888) 512-SHOW or online at www.stateofithaca.com. More



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