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Movies at Cornell Cinema
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please…
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Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
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Family Sledding at Rice Hill
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions…
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Make a Gourd Night Light at Gourdlandia
Making a gourd night light is easy, fun, and takes about an hour. We'll supply the gourd, drills, and goggles... you supply the holes! The tricky part is coming up with a design; you can do it! Feel free to use mine for inspiration. Make a night light for $20 ($5 off the regular price).
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Fireside Tastings at Buttonwood Grove Winery
Join us for a premium seated tasting of our favorite winter wines expertly paired with tasty tidbits of specially selected food samples. Led by our fun and informative staff, our interactive premium pairing events offer a whole new dimension in wine tasting. Tastings are limited to a maximum of 12 participants…
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Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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Free Wine Tastings
Learn and linger over your favorite libations! Sample something new at our guided tasting.
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Happy Hour at Ithaca Coffee Company Taverns
Ease the strain on your nerves and your wallet by stopping by either of our relaxing tavern locations during happy hours.
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Bee of the Month
Learn about our interesting February bee in the Bees! exhibit and then make a button of it to take home with you.
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Downtown Ithaca Craft Beverage Tour
"Our Downtown Ithaca Craft Beverage Tour is a narrated, guided tour of the heart of Ithaca. You will visit four local businesses, sampling alcoholic libations at each. Sip craft beers, Finger Lakes wines, artisan ciders, and a cocktail crafted with local spirits. The tastings will add up to about two…
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CBD Educational Presentation
Come Learn about CBD in Our spa-like store. Enjoy free samples, hors d’oeuvres & wine. While you are here, enter to win a CBD Health & Wellness Basket ($275 value).
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A Valentines Day Party
Join us along with Ramsey R Fulcher and Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes for a Valentine's Day party that is unlike any other. Whether, in a relationship, single, or "it's complicated", everyone is welcome! Join us for a three course dinner, drinks, music, and entertainment. Tickets start at $30-$100.
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Off the Rails at The Westy
Join Off the Rails at the Westy and spend Valentine's Day on Ithaca's romantic West side. Free.
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Cry It Out
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual…
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Star Gazing at Fuertes Observatory
The Fuertes Observatory is open every Friday night during the Cornell academic year from 8pm until midnight (regardless of weather). When clear, public viewing through the observatory's telescopes takes place.. Tours of the historic building, the Irving Porter Church Refractor, and our museum will be…
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Movies at Cornell Cinema
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please…
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Fitness Fights Hunger
A fundraiser for the Foodbank of the Southern Tier. 8 hours of classes starting at 7am. Donation of cash or check (To the Foodbank) is your entry to the event. Foodbank does support Tompkins county. Last year we raised over $5000.
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Beginner Bird Walk
Join us for beginner bird walks along the easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks usually last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory. Free.
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Early Brunch Special at Rulloff's
Enjoy two for one Mimosas if seated between 10:00am - 12:00pm.
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Exploration Stations at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology
You’ll find fun and learning for the whole family, featuring a mix of display items, hands-on activities, and ideas for bird-related pastimes at home. Topics include Bird ID, Feathers, Feeding Adaptations, Bird Diversity, and What You Can Do for Birds. It’s all free, and you can drop in for as long…
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Darwin Family Day at the Museum of the Earth
This event welcomes guests to celebrate the birthday and works of Charles Darwin, as well as participate in activities that correlate with our current “Bees!” exhibit. Guests will have the opportunity to visit stations and short programs centered around evolution, plants, and the pollinators that…
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Winter Market at Triphammer Market Place!
Ithaca Farmers Market is a YEAR-ROUND market offering food, farm products and artisan crafts made within 30 miles of Ithaca. This market will feature 30 to 40 farm, food and artisan vendors. Come visit us at this exciting new location, and shop local all year! See our ad for a free bag with purchase…
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Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
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Artist Alley Open Studios
Artisan studios and maker spaces at South Hill Business Complex will have open hours, come visit them to purchase handmade works of art. It is free to visit.
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Emmett & Ella: A Doggone Mystery
Fitz&Startz Productions, Theater for All Ages presents "Emmett & Ella: A Doggone Mystery". Emmett and Ella, two charming and fun-loving canines, were adopted by their human, Louella, nine years ago. Louella wants to surprise them with something special to celebrate their Adoption Day Anniversary and…
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Cayuga Nature Center's Animal Encounters
Join our staff and our Animal Ambassadors at noon every day for feedings and interaction! Come see Daisy the Fox, Ichabod the Turkey Vulture, Sir Pokesalot the porcupine and many more amazing animals!
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Family Sledding at Rice Hill
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions…
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Snowshoe Hike through the Buttonwood Grove Vineyards
Join us for this fun and delicious event! Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike along the gorge trail, award-winning wine and food pairings, and a live bird of prey presentation featuring Daena Ford from Braddock Bay Raptor Research and her hawks, owls and falcons. Must be 21+ to taste. If there is no snow,…
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Made in Ithaca Luscious Libations Tour
This tour features enhanced tasting experiences at three Ithaca-based craft beverage producers who are creating sensational spirited libations. Enjoy an in-depth cider tasting with food pairing at South Hill Cider, cellar tour, wine tasting and cheese pairing at Six Mile Creek winery, and a beer tasting…
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Intro to Maple Syrup Production
Josh Dolan will be hosting an introductory class on small scale maple syrup production with a tour of his sugar house and maple woods.He will be covering topics from winter tree ID and forest ecology, culinary applications of maple syrup, how-to and hands-on experiences as well as curriculum tie-ins…
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Wine and Design a Stonehenge Planter
During this class you will model clay to build your own Stonehenge to scale. When dry, you will be placing them in a 8" planter using a map we provide, so the stones will be placed in the correct location. Cost is $25. Please Register by February 12th. Call 607- 533-4653
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Emmett & Ella: A Doggone Mystery
Fitz&Startz Productions, Theater for All Ages presents "Emmett & Ella: A Doggone Mystery". Emmett and Ella, two charming and fun-loving canines, were adopted by their human, Louella, nine years ago. Louella wants to surprise them with something special to celebrate their Adoption Day Anniversary and…
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Build Your Own Hanging Succulent Terrarium
Come join us in making your very own 'green' decor for your home or apartment. We provide all the materials and instruction needed to build a beautifully fresh and elegant terrarium, chock full of live succulents of your choice. Participating Teachers will receive an extra something special during the…
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The Science of Taste Food Tour
The Science of Taste is a narrated, guided tour. You will visit five local restaurants exploring a different one of the five basic tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami) with a satisfying tasting at each. We’ll discuss how we perceive these tastes, the ways in which they interact with each…
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Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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Parents Night Out!
Give your children a super fun experience on a Saturday night while you go out and have a fun time of your own! Leave your kids at Head Over Heels for a fun-filled evening of gymnastics fun, games, group activities, music, arts & crafts, PIZZA, and a movie. Reservations REQUIRED.
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Valentine's Day Dinner at La Tourelle
Sommelier Laura Winter-Falk graces La Tourelle once again this year with a phenomenal 5-course wine pairing dinner. This year we take a trip around the world starting in the Finger Lakes, through Austria, Italy, France, and Chile. Join us for an intimate evening at The Bistro at La Tourelle as Laura…
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Durand Jones & The Indications at The Haunt
Durand Jones & the Indications aren’t looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, and The Impressions. Though their aesthetic is steeped in the golden dreaminess of early ‘70s soul,…
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Cry It Out
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual…
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Movies at Cornell Cinema
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please…
more..
Beginner Bird Walk
Join us for beginner bird walks along the easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks usually last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory. Free.
more..
Early Brunch Special at Rulloff's
Enjoy two for one Mimosas if seated between 10:00am - 12:00pm.
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Brunch at Coltivare
Enjoy brunch at Tompkins Cortland Community College's Culinary Center, Coltivare.
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Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
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Winter Brunch at Hopshire Farm & Brewery
Hopshire and food partners are cooking up brunches all winter long. To accompany your food, we serve beer cocktails, mimosas and of course glasses of delicious Hopshire beer. Spend your Sunday with family and friends in our sunny event space.
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From Seeds to Wisdom: Exploring Haudenosaunee Cycles
The Haudenosaunee people are the native people of this region. They continue to live in this place and steward this land. In this drop-in event, kids and families will learn about Haudenosaunee history and culture through craft-making and food. While the event is open to all, it is intended for children…
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Family Sledding at Rice Hill
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions…
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Winter Recess Opening Reception at Hotel Ithaca
You are all invited to a casual gathering with complimentary food, one drink and a cash bar. Meet teachers from all over the region, enjoy live music, enter to win raffles, enjoy a selection of craft vendors and more! Sponsorship support provided by Visions Federal Credit Union, Ithaca Teachers Association…
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Bring a Friend Day at Hair Color Art
Enjoy buy one service at full price and receive a second service at half price. FREE gift bag for the first 25 appointments booked.
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Sensory Perception of Wine
Several fun and illuminating exercises will illustrate the basic concepts behind the S's of wine tasting and appreciation. For example, does color influence our perception of flavor? How important is aroma to our perception of flavor? Do we all have the same sensitivity to components of taste such as…
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Learn to Juggle Sundays
Learn to Juggle Sunday’s from 2-4pm! Simply drop by during our weekly juggle jam to learn the basics. Free.
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Uncommon Ensembles
Featuring unusual combinations of instruments, this program begins with a quintet (string quartet plus a second viola) that shows once again how masterful Beethoven could be. Italian composer Alfredo Casella created a truly delightful work using the unique combination of violin, cello, clarinet, bassoon…
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Original Strength For Teachers
Original Strength is a movement education and exercise system based on the human developmental sequence. Learn how teachers and students alike can "press reset" on their movement operating system to move better and get stronger! Register at https://www.ithacakettlebells.com/winter-recess.html. Fee is…
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Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
more..
Cry It Out
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual…
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Rob Ervin at Ithaca Bakery
Enjoy some great food and some of your favorite songs done acoustically, Rob-style.
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Open Mic Night at Ithaca Beer Company
Bring your talents, your guitar, or your accordion and get ready for entertainment, with beer! Signup starts at 5:00 pm and the mic goes live at 6:00 pm!
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Rose Alaimo & Colwyn Gulliford at The Westy
Come check out Rose and Colwyn at the Westy, a fabulous chill hangout in Downtown Ithaca. It will be a cold Ithaca February night... so you know you'll need to hop out for some hot music and fun. Free.
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Mike Doughty at The Haunt
The force behind seminal 90s band Soul Coughing, accomplished solo artist and author, will tell your future on tour this February. Doughty, along with long time collaborator Andrew “Scrap” Livingston, will test the limits of their clairvoyance as they interact with the crowd and respond to online…
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Trivia Night at Rulloff's
$50 Rulloff's gift card to the winning team and other prizes.
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Winter Break-a-Leg
Available for students to spend their winter break exploring the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and design projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building. Students will be broken up…
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School's Out! Winter Camp
Come discover why winter is a great time to enjoy the outdoors! We will stretch our legs with some snowy treks,construct a cozy ice cave, learn how our native wildlife survives and thrives in the cold, and warm up inside after we have some fun on our sledding hill. Join us for some winter-themed adventure!…
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Artsbreak Arts Camp
Intended for ages 5-9, Artsbreak is a multi-arts day camp with classes and performances in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre with professional artists in each field. Register for any number of days! We offer optional aftercare from 3:00-5:15 pm. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off…
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Star Search Musical Theater Camp
For ages 10-16, put on an entire musical in just 5 days! Star Search is intensive, quirky, playful, and imaginative and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment. Enjoy the closing of the program with a public performance on Friday Feb. 21 at 7:30 PM. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy…
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9th Annual Winter Recess Fiber Festival
A festival to celebrate fiber arts items complimentary to fiber such as yarn, natural wool, mohair fiber to spin, dyed mohair, silk, turned fiber tools, recycled tin jewelry, pottery and handmade soaps. There are wearable felt items and quirky collections of folk art. Meet the makers and shepherds that…
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Bring a Friend Day at Hair Color Art
Enjoy buy one service at full price and receive a second service at half price. FREE gift bag for the first 25 appointments booked.
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Museum of the Earth Tour
Follow along with our Museum guide walking through 4.6 billion years of the Earth's history and discovering how arthropods and bees have evolved through time. Free with museum admission.
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Family Sledding at Rice Hill
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions…
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Ice Cream Making 101
Visit the Creamery's production room to see how our hand-crafted ice cream is made and have a chance to sample it fresh! Reservations required, you can book through messaging on facebook.com/CayugaLakeCreamery. Adults $10, includes a one scoop & Children $5 includes a kiddie scoop.
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Make a Gourd Night Light at Gourdlandia
Making a gourd night light is easy, fun, and takes about an hour. We'll supply the gourd, drills, and goggles... you supply the holes! The tricky part is coming up with a design; you can do it! Feel free to use mine for inspiration. Make a night light for $20 ($5 off the regular price).
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WSKG Teacher Open House!
Visit WSKG's Ithaca Studio for a mix & mingle with our Education team. Snap a PBS/NPR selfie, enjoy one-on-one registration for a FREE PBS LearningMedia account, explore a variety of classroom resources from PBS & PBS KIDS, and leave with a goodie or two!
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Feeding Time at the Trout Tank
Come fall in love with adorable little daphnia before you feed them to the trout while discovering innovative and engaged learning methods. Sciencenter admission required.
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Happy Hour at Kilpatrick's
Please join us for Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday! We will have a local tasting with pairings. Follow us on Facebook to see what tasting we will be offering that week.
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Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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Satori - Rasa Spa Brighten up Party!
Join the party! Come out for an evening of complimentary pampering with Satori and Rasa Spa! Sip wine and sample local treats as you kick back with a relaxing foot soak and massage or spend time with talented Satori stylists for dry hair styling or makeup tips to brighten up your look in a matter of…
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Henry Hinckley's Chocolate Affair
Historic Ithaca, The History Center in Tompkins County, and Lifelong are reviving an Ithaca tradition: The Henry Hinckley Chocolate Affair, an evening of chocolate and wine tastings. From 1969 to 2000, the (now defunct) Henry Hinckley Foundation Museum held an annual chocolate fundraiser to support…
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Trivia Night at Kilpatrick's
Try your hand at our weekly trivia with "Geeks Who Drink".
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Movies at Cornell Cinema
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please…
more..
Winter Break-a-Leg
Available for students to spend their winter break exploring the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and design projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building. Students will be broken up…
more..
Artsbreak Arts Camp
Intended for ages 5-9, Artsbreak is a multi-arts day camp with classes and performances in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre with professional artists in each field. Register for any number of days! We offer optional aftercare from 3:00-5:15 pm. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off…
more..
Star Search Musical Theater Camp
For ages 10-16, put on an entire musical in just 5 days! Star Search is intensive, quirky, playful, and imaginative and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment. Enjoy the closing of the program with a public performance on Friday Feb. 21 at 7:30 PM. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy…
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Virtual Reality in the Classroom Workshop
Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Dr. Christine Havens-Hafer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and the IC Learning with Technology Team. This workshop is designed for K-12 educators. Participants will learn about the current state of immersive technologies such as augmented and…
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Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
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Free Chair Massage
Free chair massage at Sea Change Massage Therapy! Massages will be in 5-10 minute intervals.
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Unseen Ithaca: DeWitt Mall Tours
Get schooled in adaptive reuse! Take an “Unseen Ithaca” tour of the old Ithaca High School, completed in 1915 and re-purposed into the DeWitt Mall in the early 1970s. The 100+-year-old structure in the DeWitt Park Historic District is one of downtown Ithaca’s vital retail, residential, and culinary…
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Bring a Friend Day at Hair Color Art
Enjoy buy one service at full price and receive a second service at half price. FREE gift bag for the first 25 appointments booked.
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How to be Financially Fit Through Each of Life’s Stages
Co-Hosted with Ithaca Teacher’s Association (ITA), we will cover Financial Planning ideas such as: Student Loan Forgiveness, Budgeting, Retirement Planning, Investments, Insurances, etc. We will break them up into different life stages, ensuring everyone will have take aways. Stage one will focus…
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Family Sledding at Rice Hill
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions…
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Ithaca Heritage Guided Tours
Join us for a guided tour of the new History Center in Tompkins County. The tour will include the atrium, new exhibit on Dorothy Cotton and other under-recognized heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, the Wharton Studio, Tommy Plane, and Eight Square Schoolhouse replica . All three tours will cover the…
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Tree to Table: Maple Syrup Production at Tenwood Lodge
2 People for $20 includes a 1 hour tour and 1 bottle of maple syrup. Must SIGN UP ahead of time via email to TenwoodLodge@gmail.com May be able to schedule additional tours if the dates don't work for you. May be muddy....Boots recommended.
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Diversifying Your Classroom Library Workshop
Diversifying Your Classroom Library Workshop with Kimberly Knight, Department of Education faculty member. This workshop is open to teachers and/or librarians in elementary, middle, or high school interested in diversifying their classroom or school library. This workshop will be offered for CTLE credit.…
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How to be Financially Fit Through Each of Life’s Stages
Co-Hosted with Ithaca Teacher’s Association (ITA), we will cover Financial Planning ideas such as: Student Loan Forgiveness, Budgeting, Retirement Planning, Investments, Insurances, etc. We will break them up into different life stages, ensuring everyone will have take aways. Stage one will focus…
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Make a Gourd Night Light at Gourdlandia
Making a gourd night light is easy, fun, and takes about an hour. We'll supply the gourd, drills, and goggles... you supply the holes! The tricky part is coming up with a design; you can do it! Feel free to use mine for inspiration. Make a night light for $20 ($5 off the regular price).
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"Bee"utiful Bag
We are all abuzz about bees with our Bees! special exhibit. After purchasing a small bag at the admission desk for $1, take it to the classroom to apply a stencil to it for a "bee"utiful experience. This un"bee"lievable bag will go home with you. Supplies are limited. You must purchase the bag at the…
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Happy Hour at Kilpatrick's
Please join us for Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday! We will have a local tasting with pairings. Follow us on Facebook to see what tasting we will be offering that week.
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Racial Slurs and Power of Language in Classroom Settings
Racial Slurs and Power of Language in Classroom Settings with Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Education. This presentation will explore the origins and history of the n-word. The presentation will also explore the impact and usage of language inside and outside of…
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Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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Buy One Get One Entree Special
Receive one free entree with the purchase of second entree of equal or lesser value (up to $20). Valid only Fab. 18. The bar will open at 4pm and dinner service will begin at 5pm. Dine in ONLY. Please remember your server!
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Free Screening: The Kids We Lose
The Lansing Groton Teacher Center, in collaboration with the Southern Tier Teacher Center Network, is co-sponsoring this FREE screening of The Kids We Lose at Cinemapolis. The Kids We Lose is a 90-minute documentary film about the human side of being a child or student with behavioral challenges, and…
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Trivia Night at Monks
True or False? It's True! Trivia Night is a blast at Monks on the Commons. It's free to play, with chances of winning a pitcher of beer and wings (or an alternative option for our vegetarian and vegan friends) halfway through and a $50.00 gift certificate to Monks for the grand prize!
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Trivia with Geeks Who Drink
"Geeks Who Drink lead the pub trivia nerd pack!" -Wired Magazine. Geeks Who Drink Trivia is a party on a Tuesday night! Enjoy some tasty eats and drinks while getting your nerd on.
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Dido and Aeneas
Dido, fierce Queen of Carthage, falls in love with a Trojan Price, Æneas. While their love may be mutual, the fate of their romance is out of their control when a Sorceress plots the destruction of Carthage. Forced apart by trickery, evil and sorcery, the lovers are faced with a brewing storm and potential…
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Movies at Cornell Cinema
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please…
more..
Winter Break-a-Leg
Available for students to spend their winter break exploring the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and design projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building. Students will be broken up…
more..
Artsbreak Arts Camp
Intended for ages 5-9, Artsbreak is a multi-arts day camp with classes and performances in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre with professional artists in each field. Register for any number of days! We offer optional aftercare from 3:00-5:15 pm. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off…
more..
Star Search Musical Theater Camp
For ages 10-16, put on an entire musical in just 5 days! Star Search is intensive, quirky, playful, and imaginative and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment. Enjoy the closing of the program with a public performance on Friday Feb. 21 at 7:30 PM. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy…
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Ithaca Kitty Loves Teachers! Sew Your Own
Staff will help participants sew their own Ithaca Kitty to take back to their classrooms and homes. Prior sewing skills are not necessary although useful. This program will include machine sewing, hand sewing, and cutting with supervision and help from staff (all materials will be provided). The discounted…
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Become a Visitor Champion!
Join us for this FREE interactive 2-hour live class hosted by The Hotel Ithaca. Ithaca/Tompkins County - Visitor Journey A2D™ is a new tourism champion training program that helps everyone in our destination create positive visitor experiences from their Arrival to Departure, or from A2D! Highly customized…
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Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility Open House
Tour the Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF) on the Cornell University campus and see our collection of photos taken by spacecraft, models of spacecraft, cameras, meteorites, "Magic Planet" projection globe, and imaging workstations. Ask questions, browse images, and try out some of the tools…
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Bat Storytime
Come and read along with Educator Emily and learn about bats! Bats are amazing animals and important pollinators for a variety of plants. After the story, stick around to learn some more with fun, educational stations about bats and their lives! Free with museum admission.
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The Science of Food
Come and learn about several aspects of food science from food processing, and food safety, to yogurt making, and chocolate panning just to name a few. We will have many local experts including Cornell’s Food Science Department providing hands-on activities at the Sciencenter. Teacher and one guest…
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Family Sledding at Rice Hill
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions…
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Jewelry Smithing Workshop
Take a break from the daily grind and get some stress out with hammering and stamping on a bracelet, ring, or earrings! You will have instruction on hammering techniques and safety. You will make pieces of your own design. This is a drop-in event and no pre-registration is required. You will be working…
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Forest Tea Time with Primitive Pursuits
Harvest wild tea materials from the wintery woods with co-founder Jed Jordan and brew it over the campfire. Jed will share natural history about our local bioregion and offer ideas for incorporating nature into your work-life balance (and the classroom!) while the healthful forest tea nourishes your…
more..
Ice Cream Making 101
Visit the Creamery's production room to see how our hand-crafted ice cream is made and have a chance to sample it fresh! Reservations required, you can book through messaging on facebook.com/CayugaLakeCreamery. Adults $10, includes a one scoop & Children $5 includes a kiddie scoop.
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The Y Loves Teachers! Group Dynamic Challenge
Join us at the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County Outdoor Education Center. Calling on all current and retired teachers to our first Group Dynamic Challenge during the 2020 Winter break. You and the rest of your colleagues will be tested on how well you can work as a team to complete 5 team building…
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Make a Gourd Night Light at Gourdlandia
Making a gourd night light is easy, fun, and takes about an hour. We'll supply the gourd, drills, and goggles... you supply the holes! The tricky part is coming up with a design; you can do it! Feel free to use mine for inspiration. Make a night light for $20 ($5 off the regular price).
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Happy Hour at Kilpatrick's
Please join us for Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday! We will have a local tasting with pairings. Follow us on Facebook to see what tasting we will be offering that week.
more..
Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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Make Your Own Edible Arrangement
Go behind the scenes and learn how to make your own Edible Fruit Bouquet. Tickets are $40 a person and everyone takes home an arrangement worth over $100. Only 10 spots available. Pre-registration required, call the store directly to register 607-391-2227.
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Free Beer Tastings
Learn and linger over your favorite libations! Sample something new at our guided tasting.
more..
Happy Hour at Gola Osteria
Enjoy Happy Hour Wednesday-Friday 5-6:30 pm: Sit down for dinner and receive 20% off your subtotal.
more..
$5 Yoga at Hopshire Farm & Brewery
Yoga class will take place from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm at the brewery; afterwards, all teachers will receive a free pour coupon. Cost of yoga for teachers is $5. Yoga mats are NOT provided.
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Trivia Night at Ithaca Beer Company
Trivia Night is back!! Join us with host Matt T. for an evening of shenanigans & fun competition. Teams of up to 6 people are welcomed to challenge themselves in a round of questions & games, with prizes for the winner.
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Open Mic Night at Ithaca Coffee Company
Sing, play, recite, perform, music, poetry, comedy . . . all are welcome! Bring your instrument with you! Sign up for a 15 minute time slot and share your talents with friends.
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Cry It Out
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual…
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Open Mic Night at Rulloff's
We encourage performers, musicians, singers, poets, dancers, spoken word and many more talents to the stage. You must be 21 or older to attend but it is free and open to the public.
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Movies at Cornell Cinema
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please…
more..
Winter Break-a-Leg
Available for students to spend their winter break exploring the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and design projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building. Students will be broken up…
more..
Artsbreak Arts Camp
Intended for ages 5-9, Artsbreak is a multi-arts day camp with classes and performances in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre with professional artists in each field. Register for any number of days! We offer optional aftercare from 3:00-5:15 pm. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off…
more..
Star Search Musical Theater Camp
For ages 10-16, put on an entire musical in just 5 days! Star Search is intensive, quirky, playful, and imaginative and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment. Enjoy the closing of the program with a public performance on Friday Feb. 21 at 7:30 PM. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy…
more..
Teacher Workshop
Learn lots of activities and demos related to planetary science that are fun, engaging, curriculum complementary, inexpensive, and scalable to all levels PreK-12. Free
more..
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
more..
Free Chair Massage
Free chair massage at Sea Change Massage Therapy! Massages will be in 5-10 minute intervals.
more..
Family Sledding at Rice Hill
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions…
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South Hill Cider BYOB ( Bring Your Own Blanket) Indoor Picnic!
Leave your shoes at the door, stretch out on our heated floors, we'll crank the heat and the Summer jams to pretend it's not Winter outside! No guided tastings during this time so you can all relax and enjoy each other's company. Games and some blankets will be provided, but please feel free to bring…
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Tree to Table: Maple Syrup Production at Tenwood Lodge
2 People for $20 includes a 1 hour tour and 1 bottle of maple syrup. Must SIGN UP ahead of time via email to TenwoodLodge@gmail.com May be able to schedule additional tours if the dates don't work for you. May be muddy....Boots recommended.
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Make a Gourd Night Light at Gourdlandia
Making a gourd night light is easy, fun, and takes about an hour. We'll supply the gourd, drills, and goggles... you supply the holes! The tricky part is coming up with a design; you can do it! Feel free to use mine for inspiration. Make a night light for $20 ($5 off the regular price).
more..
Make a Evolutionary Tree Mobile
It is all "Relative." How are animals connected? Learn how they are related by making a mobile of animal clades. Which animal is related to another? Discover how Scientists use “trees” to understand relations and families by creating your own evolutionary tree mobile. Free with museum admission.
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Happy Hour at Kilpatrick's
Please join us for Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday! We will have a local tasting with pairings. Follow us on Facebook to see what tasting we will be offering that week.
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Winter Forest Walk at South Hill Cider
Enjoy a guided forest hike in Lick Brook gorge & local libations upon our return to South Hill Cider! Tickets start at just $40 which includes a Classic Hard Cider Tasting.
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Teacher Workshop
Learn lots of activities and demos related to planetary science that are fun, engaging, curriculum complementary, inexpensive, and scalable to all levels PreK-12. Free
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Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
more..
Food and Wine for Scholarships: Pairing and Reception
Join Coltivare and the American Association of University Women (AAUW)-Ithaca Branch for an evening of food and wine pairing in support of student scholarships. Join us for an interactive cooking demonstration, wine pairing, and tasting put on by Executive Chef Patrick Blackman. A reception to follow…
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Ithaca Beer Teacher Appreciation Happy Hour
Join us for light appetizers and a complimentary drink in our Barrel Room. We will have information on the brewing process as well as a quick overview of our brewery. This event is being co-sponsored by Sam Hale of the Kate Seaman team at Warren Real Estate.
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Free Beer Tasting
Learn and linger over your favorite libations! Sample something new at our guided tasting.
more..
Happy Hour at Gola Osteria
Enjoy Happy Hour Wednesday-Friday 5-6:30 pm: Sit down for dinner and receive 20% off your subtotal.
more..
The Voting Vanguards Poster Project - Rejoice the Vote! - a Sisters of Change Program
Come see the exhibit of 12 exciting posters created by student artists of the Lehman Alternative Community School. This celebration of Black History Month focuses on Voting Rights, and these posters bring to light the names of sheroes and heroes who worked at great personal peril to obtain the right…
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Voices From the Land
A series of short documentaries featuring voices from the city, the country and international. With panel to follow. Movie will be shown at Cinemapolis. Price is $10 all proceeds go to the Groundswell Center to support training the next generation of farmers in the Finger Lakes. For more information…
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Cry It Out
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual…
more..
The Other Side of the Sea
The Cherry débuts, "The Other Side of the Sea", winner of the Casa de las Americas award for Drama, by Salvadoran writer Jorgelina Cerritos. This lyrical, humorous play explores the pressing issue of “documentation” from a thought-provoking perspective. The Cherry Collective is thrilled to produce…
more..
Dido and Aeneas
Dido, fierce Queen of Carthage, falls in love with a Trojan Price, Æneas. While their love may be mutual, the fate of their romance is out of their control when a Sorceress plots the destruction of Carthage. Forced apart by trickery, evil and sorcery, the lovers are faced with a brewing storm and potential…
more..
Karaoke Night at Kilpatrick's
Come sing your favorite tune with Kilpatrick's and Elephant Sound DJ.
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Movies at Cornell Cinema
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please…
more..
Winter Break-a-Leg
Available for students to spend their winter break exploring the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and design projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building. Students will be broken up…
more..
Artsbreak Arts Camp
Intended for ages 5-9, Artsbreak is a multi-arts day camp with classes and performances in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre with professional artists in each field. Register for any number of days! We offer optional aftercare from 3:00-5:15 pm. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off…
more..
Star Search Musical Theater Camp
For ages 10-16, put on an entire musical in just 5 days! Star Search is intensive, quirky, playful, and imaginative and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment. Enjoy the closing of the program with a public performance on Friday Feb. 21 at 7:30 PM. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy…
more..
Uris Library Historical Tour
Join us in the upper lobby of Uris Library for a tour of Cornell's original University Library, built in 1891. Please note that not all portions of this tour are wheelchair accessible.
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Teacher Workshop
Learn lots of activities and demos related to planetary science that are fun, engaging, curriculum complementary, inexpensive, and scalable to all levels PreK-12. Free
more..
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
more..
Rare and Manuscript Collections Presentation
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is Cornell’s principal repository of rare books, manuscripts and archival materials. Come see selected highlights from our extraordinary history, literature, science, and music collections. Free.
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Ithaca Heritage Guided Tours
Join us for a guided tour of the new History Center in Tompkins County. The tour will include the atrium, new exhibit on Dorothy Cotton and other under-recognized heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, the Wharton Studio, Tommy Plane, and Eight Square Schoolhouse replica . All three tours will cover the…
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Museum of the Earth Tour
Follow along with our Museum guide walking through 4.6 billion years of the Earth's history and discovering how arthropods and bees have evolved through time. Free with museum admission.
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Family Sledding at Rice Hill
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions…
more..
Free Chair Massage
Free chair massage at Sea Change Massage Therapy! Massages will be in 5-10 minute intervals.
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Analyze personal aspects that influence anxiety to help your students
Professional Development for Teachers: Analyze personal aspects that influence anxiety to help your students with Dr. Laura Campbell Carapella, Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Physical Education Who: PreK-12 teachers
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Make Laser Cut Name Signs
Visit our Makerspace to make a customized wooden name sign that can be hung on a door or wall! First come, first served while supplies last. Free.
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Ice Cream Making 101
Visit the Creamery's production room to see how our hand-crafted ice cream is made and have a chance to sample it fresh! Reservations required, you can book through messaging on facebook.com/CayugaLakeCreamery. Adults $10, includes a one scoop & Children $5 includes a kiddie scoop.
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Make a Gourd Night Light at Gourdlandia
Making a gourd night light is easy, fun, and takes about an hour. We'll supply the gourd, drills, and goggles... you supply the holes! The tricky part is coming up with a design; you can do it! Feel free to use mine for inspiration. Make a night light for $20 ($5 off the regular price).
more..
Happy Hour at Kilpatrick's
Please join us for Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday! We will have a local tasting with pairings. Follow us on Facebook to see what tasting we will be offering that week.
more..
Fireside Tastings at Buttonwood Grove Winery
Join us for a premium seated tasting of our favorite winter wines expertly paired with tasty tidbits of specially selected food samples. Led by our fun and informative staff, our interactive premium pairing events offer a whole new dimension in wine tasting. Tastings are limited to a maximum of 12 participants…
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Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
more..
Free Wine Tastings
Learn and linger over your favorite libations! Sample something new at our guided tasting.
more..
Happy Hour at Ithaca Coffee Company Taverns
Ease the strain on your nerves and your wallet by stopping by either of our relaxing tavern locations during happy hours.
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Bee of the Month
Learn about our interesting February bee in the Bees! exhibit and then make a button of it to take home with you.
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Downtown Ithaca Craft Beverage Tour
"Our Downtown Ithaca Craft Beverage Tour is a narrated, guided tour of the heart of Ithaca. You will visit four local businesses, sampling alcoholic libations at each. Sip craft beers, Finger Lakes wines, artisan ciders, and a cocktail crafted with local spirits. The tastings will add up to about two…
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Cider Pairing Dinner at Hazelnut Kitchen
Join Eric and Deva, from Redbyrd Orchard Cider, who will be pouring and chatting all evening while we serve a three-course prix fixe menu perfectly paired with three Redbyrd Orchard ciders. Come celebrate Winter Recess with us! Cost is $40 per person. Call to reserve your spot!
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Happy Hour at Gola Osteria
Enjoy Happy Hour Wednesday-Friday 5-6:30 pm: Sit down for dinner and receive 20% off your subtotal.
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Friday (sober) Happy Hour
"The weekly ‘Friday Happy Hour’ is a Free Community offering at Yoga Farm that invites participants to ‘come exactly as you are’. Come for either 45 minute segment, or for the entire adventure! 5-5:45 Alcohol Free drinks, light snacks & gentle movement mini-class for all abilities 5:45-6:30…
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Teachers Only Try-it Workshop
Teachers! This one's for YOU! The Clay School offers the Teachers ONLY Try-It! As a thank you, Try-it is marked down from $45 to $25. This two hour session will give you a taste of working on the potter's wheel with no strings attached. The workshop is designed for those interested in a one-night experience.…
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DC-Transit at The Westy
Join DC-Transit at the Westy for an evening of modern, classic rock, dance electric and acoustic guitars. Free.
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The Other Side of the Sea
The Cherry débuts, "The Other Side of the Sea", winner of the Casa de las Americas award for Drama, by Salvadoran writer Jorgelina Cerritos. This lyrical, humorous play explores the pressing issue of “documentation” from a thought-provoking perspective. The Cherry Collective is thrilled to produce…
more..
Cry It Out
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual…
more..
Dido and Aeneas
Dido, fierce Queen of Carthage, falls in love with a Trojan Price, Æneas. While their love may be mutual, the fate of their romance is out of their control when a Sorceress plots the destruction of Carthage. Forced apart by trickery, evil and sorcery, the lovers are faced with a brewing storm and potential…
more..
Star Gazing at Fuertes Observatory
The Fuertes Observatory is open every Friday night during the Cornell academic year from 8pm until midnight (regardless of weather). When clear, public viewing through the observatory's telescopes takes place.. Tours of the historic building, the Irving Porter Church Refractor, and our museum will be…
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Movies at Cornell Cinema
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please…
more..
Beginner Bird Walk
Join us for beginner bird walks along the easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks usually last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory. Free.
more..
18th Annual Mardi Gras on the Cayuga Wine Trail
Collect your beads as you travel the Trail sampling food and wine pairings. Compete in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a mixed case of CLWT wine! Chances to win prizes at each location. All 14 Wineries are participating. $5 off the $35 ticket.
more..
Early Brunch Special at Rulloff's
Enjoy two for one Mimosas if seated between 10:00am - 12:00pm.
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Exploration Stations at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology
You’ll find fun and learning for the whole family, featuring a mix of display items, hands-on activities, and ideas for bird-related pastimes at home. Topics include Bird ID, Feathers, Feeding Adaptations, Bird Diversity, and What You Can Do for Birds. It’s all free, and you can drop in for as long…
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Unseen Ithaca: DeWitt Mall Tours
Get schooled in adaptive reuse! Take an “Unseen Ithaca” tour of the old Ithaca High School, completed in 1915 and re-purposed into the DeWitt Mall in the early 1970s. The 100+-year-old structure in the DeWitt Park Historic District is one of downtown Ithaca’s vital retail, residential, and culinary…
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Winter Market at Triphammer Market Place!
Ithaca Farmers Market is a YEAR-ROUND market offering food, farm products and artisan crafts made within 30 miles of Ithaca. This market will feature 30 to 40 farm, food and artisan vendors. Come visit us at this exciting new location, and shop local all year! See our ad for a free bag with purchase…
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Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
more..
Ithaca Heritage Guided Tours
Join us for a guided tour of the new History Center in Tompkins County. The tour will include the atrium, new exhibit on Dorothy Cotton and other under-recognized heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, the Wharton Studio, Tommy Plane, and Eight Square Schoolhouse replica . All three tours will cover the…
more..
Cayuga Nature Center's Animal Encounters
Join our staff and our Animal Ambassadors at noon every day for feedings and interaction! Come see Daisy the Fox, Ichabod the Turkey Vulture, Sir Pokesalot the porcupine and many more amazing animals!
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Family Sledding at Rice Hill
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions…
more..
Forest Tea Time with Primitive Pursuits
Harvest wild tea materials from the wintery woods with co-founder Jed Jordan and brew it over the campfire. Jed will share natural history about our local bioregion and offer ideas for incorporating nature into your work-life balance (and the classroom!) while the healthful forest tea nourishes your…
more..
Finger Lakes and France Side-By-Side
Join Certified Sommelier and Wine Instructor at Tompkins Cortland Community College, Laura Winter Falk as she shares with you Finger Lakes wines in a side-by-side tasting with wines from France. She will be using wines that were hand-selected during her recent visit to France. We will taste three FLX-FRANCE…
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Intro to Maple Syrup Production
Josh Dolan will be hosting an introductory class on small scale maple syrup production with a tour of his sugar house and maple woods.He will be covering topics from winter tree ID and forest ecology, culinary applications of maple syrup, how-to and hands-on experiences as well as curriculum tie-ins…
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Cry It Out
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual…
more..
CBD Body Scrub Party
Come on in and design your own CBD body scrub! While you are here, enjoy wine, hor d'oeuvres, giveaways and samples! If you are planning on attending you MUST RSVP to the number or email listed.
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Artisan Food and Craft Beverage Tasting
Explore the exhibits in the Downtown Visitor Center, The History Center in Tompkins County and the Community Arts Partnership gallery (at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture) as you venture from table-to-table tasting our locally produced foods and beverages from South Hill Cider, Hopshire Farm…
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The Science of Taste Food Tour
The Science of Taste is a narrated, guided tour. You will visit five local restaurants exploring a different one of the five basic tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami) with a satisfying tasting at each. We’ll discuss how we perceive these tastes, the ways in which they interact with each…
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Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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Quinn Sullivan at The Haunt
Each era of modern music can be defined by its iconic guitarists. We are now entering the era of Quinn Sullivan. Raised by the riffs of George Harrison, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton, Quinn has dedicated his life to developing his own musical mastery and creating a sound all his own. His skills on…
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Songs in the Key of Love
An Evening of Songs and Entertainment for the whole family. The Savage Club of Ithaca, is celebrating our 125th year of entertaining audiences around Ithaca. The proceeds from our performances help us support community groups and events in an effort to cultivate a lifelong pursuit and enjoyment of music…
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The Other Side of the Sea
The Cherry débuts, "The Other Side of the Sea", winner of the Casa de las Americas award for Drama, by Salvadoran writer Jorgelina Cerritos. This lyrical, humorous play explores the pressing issue of “documentation” from a thought-provoking perspective. The Cherry Collective is thrilled to produce…
more..
Cry It Out
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual…
more..
Dido and Aeneas
Dido, fierce Queen of Carthage, falls in love with a Trojan Price, Æneas. While their love may be mutual, the fate of their romance is out of their control when a Sorceress plots the destruction of Carthage. Forced apart by trickery, evil and sorcery, the lovers are faced with a brewing storm and potential…
more..
Movies at Cornell Cinema
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please…
more..
Beginner Bird Walk
Join us for beginner bird walks along the easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks usually last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory. Free.
more..
18th Annual Mardi Gras on the Cayuga Wine Trail
Collect your beads as you travel the Trail sampling food and wine pairings. Compete in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a mixed case of CLWT wine! Chances to win prizes at each location. All 14 Wineries are participating. $5 off the $35 ticket.
more..
Early Brunch Special at Rulloff's
Enjoy two for one Mimosas if seated between 10:00am - 12:00pm.
more..
Brunch at Coltivare
Enjoy brunch at Tompkins Cortland Community College's Culinary Center, Coltivare.
more..
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
more..
Winter Brunch at Hopshire Farm & Brewery
Hopshire and food partners are cooking up brunches all winter long. To accompany your food, we serve beer cocktails, mimosas and of course glasses of delicious Hopshire beer. Spend your Sunday with family and friends in our sunny event space.
more..
Family Sledding at Rice Hill
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions…
more..
Sensory Perception of Wine
Several fun and illuminating exercises will illustrate the basic concepts behind the S's of wine tasting and appreciation. For example, does color influence our perception of flavor? How important is aroma to our perception of flavor? Do we all have the same sensitivity to components of taste such as…
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Dido and Aeneas
Dido, fierce Queen of Carthage, falls in love with a Trojan Price, Æneas. While their love may be mutual, the fate of their romance is out of their control when a Sorceress plots the destruction of Carthage. Forced apart by trickery, evil and sorcery, the lovers are faced with a brewing storm and potential…
more..
Learn to Juggle Sundays
Learn to Juggle Sunday’s from 2-4pm! Simply drop by during our weekly juggle jam to learn the basics. Free.
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Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
more..
The Other Side of the Sea
The Cherry débuts, "The Other Side of the Sea", winner of the Casa de las Americas award for Drama, by Salvadoran writer Jorgelina Cerritos. This lyrical, humorous play explores the pressing issue of “documentation” from a thought-provoking perspective. The Cherry Collective is thrilled to produce…
more..
Trivia Night at Rulloff's
$50 Rulloff's gift card to the winning team and other prizes.
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Ed Tech Day 2020
Educational Technology Day will be held in Ithaca College Campus Center and is an exciting opportunity for people in the upstate New York area to see the latest in computer and communications technologies. Learn how technology is currently being used in education, and see what can be expected in the…
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The World Food Prize
Be a hunger hero! Register and submit your paper by February 28, 2020 to gain free admission to the World Food Prize. Qualify for internships. Gain professional experience. Build leadership Skills and take action in your community.
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February 2020 12:00am
Movies at Cornell Cinema ( FILM)
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please visit website. Enjoy your $5 general admission to shows during Winter Recess.
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February 2020 11:00am 12:00pm
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Tours)
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
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February 2020 12:00pm 4:00pm
Family Sledding at Rice Hill (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions permit. Metal-runner sleds prohibited. Call for conditions and information.
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February 2020 2:00pm 5:00pm
Make a Gourd Night Light at Gourdlandia (Workshops)
Making a gourd night light is easy, fun, and takes about an hour. We'll supply the gourd, drills, and goggles... you supply the holes! The tricky part is coming up with a design; you can do it! Feel free to use mine for inspiration. Make a night light for $20 ($5 off the regular price).
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February 2020 3:00pm 5:00pm
Fireside Tastings at Buttonwood Grove Winery (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Join us for a premium seated tasting of our favorite winter wines expertly paired with tasty tidbits of specially selected food samples. Led by our fun and informative staff, our interactive premium pairing events offer a whole new dimension in wine tasting. Tastings are limited to a maximum of 12 participants and start promptly. $15 per person. Tickets are required and can be purchased on our website. Wine Club members receive a 50% discount on tickets.
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's ( TASTINGS)
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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February 2020 4:00pm 7:00pm
Free Wine Tastings (Wine)
Learn and linger over your favorite libations! Sample something new at our guided tasting.
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Happy Hour at Ithaca Coffee Company Taverns ( TASTINGS)
Ease the strain on your nerves and your wallet by stopping by either of our relaxing tavern locations during happy hours.
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February 2020 4:00pm 4:30am
Bee of the Month (Exhibitions)
Learn about our interesting February bee in the Bees! exhibit and then make a button of it to take home with you.
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Downtown Ithaca Craft Beverage Tour (Tours)
"Our Downtown Ithaca Craft Beverage Tour is a narrated, guided tour of the heart of Ithaca. You will visit four local businesses, sampling alcoholic libations at each. Sip craft beers, Finger Lakes wines, artisan ciders, and a cocktail crafted with local spirits. The tastings will add up to about two drinks. Along the way, enjoy delicious local food tastings paired with each beverage. Tickets can be purchased online for $52. Tour starts at Tompkins Center for History & Culture.
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February 2020 5:30pm 6:30pm
CBD Educational Presentation ( HEALTH & WELLNESS)
Come Learn about CBD in Our spa-like store. Enjoy free samples, hors d’oeuvres & wine. While you are here, enter to win a CBD Health & Wellness Basket ($275 value).
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February 2020 6:00pm 9:00pm
A Valentines Day Party ( MUSIC)
Join us along with Ramsey R Fulcher and Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes for a Valentine's Day party that is unlike any other. Whether, in a relationship, single, or "it's complicated", everyone is welcome! Join us for a three course dinner, drinks, music, and entertainment. Tickets start at $30-$100.
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February 2020 7:00pm 9:00pm
Off the Rails at The Westy ( MUSIC)
Join Off the Rails at the Westy and spend Valentine's Day on Ithaca's romantic West side. Free.
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February 2020 8:00pm 10:00pm
Cry It Out (Theatre)
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual conceptions of motherhood are put to the test. A candid comedy about parenthood. Tickets $20-$39.
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February 2020 8:00pm 11:59pm
Star Gazing at Fuertes Observatory ( SCIENCE)
The Fuertes Observatory is open every Friday night during the Cornell academic year from 8pm until midnight (regardless of weather). When clear, public viewing through the observatory's telescopes takes place.. Tours of the historic building, the Irving Porter Church Refractor, and our museum will be given throughout the night, regardless of the weather. If cloudy, we may close early. Free.
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February 2020 12:00am
Movies at Cornell Cinema ( FILM)
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please visit website. Enjoy your $5 general admission to shows during Winter Recess.
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February 2020 7:00am 3:00pm
Fitness Fights Hunger ( HEALTH & WELLNESS)
A fundraiser for the Foodbank of the Southern Tier. 8 hours of classes starting at 7am. Donation of cash or check (To the Foodbank) is your entry to the event. Foodbank does support Tompkins county. Last year we raised over $5000.
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February 2020 8:30am 10:00am
Beginner Bird Walk ( NATURE)
Join us for beginner bird walks along the easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks usually last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory. Free.
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February 2020 10:00am 12:00pm
Early Brunch Special at Rulloff's (Cuisine)
Enjoy two for one Mimosas if seated between 10:00am - 12:00pm.
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February 2020 10:00am 11:00am
Exploration Stations at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology ( SCIENCE)
You’ll find fun and learning for the whole family, featuring a mix of display items, hands-on activities, and ideas for bird-related pastimes at home. Topics include Bird ID, Feathers, Feeding Adaptations, Bird Diversity, and What You Can Do for Birds. It’s all free, and you can drop in for as long or as short as you like! Activities are appropriate for a wide range of ages. Adults should remain present with their children.
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February 2020 10:00am 1:00pm
Darwin Family Day at the Museum of the Earth (Tours)
This event welcomes guests to celebrate the birthday and works of Charles Darwin, as well as participate in activities that correlate with our current “Bees!” exhibit. Guests will have the opportunity to visit stations and short programs centered around evolution, plants, and the pollinators that we all depend on. Free with museum admission.
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February 2020 10:30am 2:00pm
Winter Market at Triphammer Market Place! ( TASTINGS)
Ithaca Farmers Market is a YEAR-ROUND market offering food, farm products and artisan crafts made within 30 miles of Ithaca. This market will feature 30 to 40 farm, food and artisan vendors. Come visit us at this exciting new location, and shop local all year! See our ad for a free bag with purchase from a participating vendor during Teacher's Week.
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February 2020 11:00am 12:00pm
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Tours)
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
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February 2020 11:00am 4:00pm
Artist Alley Open Studios (Gallery)
Artisan studios and maker spaces at South Hill Business Complex will have open hours, come visit them to purchase handmade works of art. It is free to visit.
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February 2020 11:00am 12:30pm
Emmett & Ella: A Doggone Mystery (Theatre)
Fitz&Startz Productions, Theater for All Ages presents "Emmett & Ella: A Doggone Mystery". Emmett and Ella, two charming and fun-loving canines, were adopted by their human, Louella, nine years ago. Louella wants to surprise them with something special to celebrate their Adoption Day Anniversary and Emmett and Ella want to surprise Louella. What to do? Tickets are available at fitzandstartzproductions.org. Adults $12, Children (under 14) $8.
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February 2020 12:00pm 1:00pm
Cayuga Nature Center's Animal Encounters ( EDUCATIONAL)
Join our staff and our Animal Ambassadors at noon every day for feedings and interaction! Come see Daisy the Fox, Ichabod the Turkey Vulture, Sir Pokesalot the porcupine and many more amazing animals!
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February 2020 12:00pm 4:00pm
Family Sledding at Rice Hill (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions permit. Metal-runner sleds prohibited. Call for conditions and information.
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February 2020 12:00pm 4:00pm
Snowshoe Hike through the Buttonwood Grove Vineyards (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Join us for this fun and delicious event! Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike along the gorge trail, award-winning wine and food pairings, and a live bird of prey presentation featuring Daena Ford from Braddock Bay Raptor Research and her hawks, owls and falcons. Must be 21+ to taste. If there is no snow, then participants will explore the grounds on a guided nature hike. Fee: w/ snowshoe rental: $30/adult, $20/child. Fee: w/o snowshoe rental: $25/adult, $15/child. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
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February 2020 12:30pm 4:30pm
Made in Ithaca Luscious Libations Tour ( TASTINGS)
This tour features enhanced tasting experiences at three Ithaca-based craft beverage producers who are creating sensational spirited libations. Enjoy an in-depth cider tasting with food pairing at South Hill Cider, cellar tour, wine tasting and cheese pairing at Six Mile Creek winery, and a beer tasting flight with chocolate at Hopshire Brewing. Ticket price is $109 per-person (with 5+ guests minimum) includes transportation, tasting fees, special curated food bites, and added services. Receive 10% off your ticket price with your VIT pass!
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February 2020 1:00pm 3:00pm
Intro to Maple Syrup Production (Workshops)
Josh Dolan will be hosting an introductory class on small scale maple syrup production with a tour of his sugar house and maple woods.He will be covering topics from winter tree ID and forest ecology, culinary applications of maple syrup, how-to and hands-on experiences as well as curriculum tie-ins for NYS classroom teachers. Suggested donation $10.
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February 2020 1:00pm 3:00pm
Wine and Design a Stonehenge Planter (Workshops)
During this class you will model clay to build your own Stonehenge to scale. When dry, you will be placing them in a 8" planter using a map we provide, so the stones will be placed in the correct location. Cost is $25. Please Register by February 12th. Call 607- 533-4653
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February 2020 1:00pm 2:30pm
Emmett & Ella: A Doggone Mystery (Theatre)
Fitz&Startz Productions, Theater for All Ages presents "Emmett & Ella: A Doggone Mystery". Emmett and Ella, two charming and fun-loving canines, were adopted by their human, Louella, nine years ago. Louella wants to surprise them with something special to celebrate their Adoption Day Anniversary and Emmett and Ella want to surprise Louella. What to do? Tickets are available at fitzandstartzproductions.org. Adults $12, Children (under 14) $8.
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February 2020 1:30pm 2:30pm
Build Your Own Hanging Succulent Terrarium (Workshops)
Come join us in making your very own 'green' decor for your home or apartment. We provide all the materials and instruction needed to build a beautifully fresh and elegant terrarium, chock full of live succulents of your choice. Participating Teachers will receive an extra something special during the workshop as a token of our appreciation! Location is still to be determined. Please check the website for location. Cost is $39 +tax.
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February 2020 3:00pm 5:30pm
The Science of Taste Food Tour ( TASTINGS)
The Science of Taste is a narrated, guided tour. You will visit five local restaurants exploring a different one of the five basic tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami) with a satisfying tasting at each. We’ll discuss how we perceive these tastes, the ways in which they interact with each other, and the difference between taste and flavor. You’ll also learn how they’re used in cooking, and you’ll find out whether or not you’re a super-taster! Tickets $67. Tour starts at Tompkins Center for History & Culture.
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's ( TASTINGS)
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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February 2020 5:00pm 9:00pm
Parents Night Out! (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Give your children a super fun experience on a Saturday night while you go out and have a fun time of your own! Leave your kids at Head Over Heels for a fun-filled evening of gymnastics fun, games, group activities, music, arts & crafts, PIZZA, and a movie. Reservations REQUIRED.
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February 2020 6:00pm
Valentine's Day Dinner at La Tourelle (Cuisine)
Sommelier Laura Winter-Falk graces La Tourelle once again this year with a phenomenal 5-course wine pairing dinner. This year we take a trip around the world starting in the Finger Lakes, through Austria, Italy, France, and Chile. Join us for an intimate evening at The Bistro at La Tourelle as Laura guides us through an evening of fine dining, worldly wine, and great company. Cost: $99+.
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February 2020 7:00pm 10:00pm
Durand Jones & The Indications at The Haunt ( MUSIC)
Durand Jones & the Indications aren’t looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, and The Impressions. Though their aesthetic is steeped in the golden dreaminess of early ‘70s soul, the Indications are planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time. Tickets $16-$91.
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February 2020 8:00pm 10:00pm
Cry It Out (Theatre)
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual conceptions of motherhood are put to the test. A candid comedy about parenthood. Tickets $20-$39.
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February 2020 12:00am
Movies at Cornell Cinema ( FILM)
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please visit website. Enjoy your $5 general admission to shows during Winter Recess.
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February 2020 8:30am 10:00am
Beginner Bird Walk ( NATURE)
Join us for beginner bird walks along the easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks usually last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory. Free.
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February 2020 10:00am 12:00pm
Early Brunch Special at Rulloff's (Cuisine)
Enjoy two for one Mimosas if seated between 10:00am - 12:00pm.
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February 2020 10:00am 3:00pm
Brunch at Coltivare (Cuisine)
Enjoy brunch at Tompkins Cortland Community College's Culinary Center, Coltivare.
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February 2020 11:00am 12:00pm
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Tours)
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
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February 2020 11:00am 3:00pm
Winter Brunch at Hopshire Farm & Brewery ( TASTINGS)
Hopshire and food partners are cooking up brunches all winter long. To accompany your food, we serve beer cocktails, mimosas and of course glasses of delicious Hopshire beer. Spend your Sunday with family and friends in our sunny event space.
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February 2020 11:30am 1:30pm
From Seeds to Wisdom: Exploring Haudenosaunee Cycles (Workshops)
The Haudenosaunee people are the native people of this region. They continue to live in this place and steward this land. In this drop-in event, kids and families will learn about Haudenosaunee history and culture through craft-making and food. While the event is open to all, it is intended for children ages 6-12 and their families. Teachers, take home educational resources related to Haudenosaunee history! Free.
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February 2020 12:00pm 4:00pm
Family Sledding at Rice Hill (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions permit. Metal-runner sleds prohibited. Call for conditions and information.
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February 2020 1:00pm 3:00pm
Winter Recess Opening Reception at Hotel Ithaca (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
You are all invited to a casual gathering with complimentary food, one drink and a cash bar. Meet teachers from all over the region, enjoy live music, enter to win raffles, enjoy a selection of craft vendors and more! Sponsorship support provided by Visions Federal Credit Union, Ithaca Teachers Association and The Hotel Ithaca. FREE.
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February 2020 1:00pm 6:00pm
Bring a Friend Day at Hair Color Art ( HEALTH & WELLNESS)
Enjoy buy one service at full price and receive a second service at half price. FREE gift bag for the first 25 appointments booked.
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February 2020 2:00pm 4:00pm
Sensory Perception of Wine (Workshops)
Several fun and illuminating exercises will illustrate the basic concepts behind the S's of wine tasting and appreciation. For example, does color influence our perception of flavor? How important is aroma to our perception of flavor? Do we all have the same sensitivity to components of taste such as sweetness, acidity or bitterness? Once we understand a little bit about how we taste, we'll go on to explore a selection of Finger Lakes wines artfully paired with local foods. Or are these scientifically paired? You be the judge! $15 per person. Please reserve in advance at kit@betthefarmny.com or give us a call.
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February 2020 2:00pm 4:00pm
Learn to Juggle Sundays (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Learn to Juggle Sunday’s from 2-4pm! Simply drop by during our weekly juggle jam to learn the basics. Free.
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February 2020 3:00pm 5:00pm
Uncommon Ensembles (In Concert)
Featuring unusual combinations of instruments, this program begins with a quintet (string quartet plus a second viola) that shows once again how masterful Beethoven could be. Italian composer Alfredo Casella created a truly delightful work using the unique combination of violin, cello, clarinet, bassoon and trumpet. Buy one get one tickets available at the box office starting one hour before show time. Tickets not available in advance or online.
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February 2020 3:00pm 4:00pm
Original Strength For Teachers (Fitness Activities)
Original Strength is a movement education and exercise system based on the human developmental sequence. Learn how teachers and students alike can "press reset" on their movement operating system to move better and get stronger! Register at https://www.ithacakettlebells.com/winter-recess.html. Fee is $20 for Teachers.
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's ( TASTINGS)
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Cry It Out (Theatre)
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual conceptions of motherhood are put to the test. A candid comedy about parenthood. Tickets $20-$39.
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February 2020 4:30pm 6:30pm
Rob Ervin at Ithaca Bakery ( MUSIC)
Enjoy some great food and some of your favorite songs done acoustically, Rob-style.
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February 2020 6:00pm 8:00pm
Open Mic Night at Ithaca Beer Company ( MUSIC)
Bring your talents, your guitar, or your accordion and get ready for entertainment, with beer! Signup starts at 5:00 pm and the mic goes live at 6:00 pm!
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February 2020 7:00pm 9:00pm
Rose Alaimo & Colwyn Gulliford at The Westy ( MUSIC)
Come check out Rose and Colwyn at the Westy, a fabulous chill hangout in Downtown Ithaca. It will be a cold Ithaca February night... so you know you'll need to hop out for some hot music and fun. Free.
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February 2020 7:00pm 10:00pm
Mike Doughty at The Haunt ( MUSIC)
The force behind seminal 90s band Soul Coughing, accomplished solo artist and author, will tell your future on tour this February. Doughty, along with long time collaborator Andrew “Scrap” Livingston, will test the limits of their clairvoyance as they interact with the crowd and respond to online submissions. Expect an exceptional full set, celebrating Doughty’s vast repertoire spanning 25+ years. Tickets $20-$25.
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February 2020 9:00pm 10:00pm
Trivia Night at Rulloff's (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
$50 Rulloff's gift card to the winning team and other prizes.
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Winter Break-a-Leg (Workshops)
Available for students to spend their winter break exploring the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and design projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building. Students will be broken up into two groups based on grade (1st-3rd, 4th-6th) and work among their respective peers to create a production for their grade level. This is a one week (day) theatre camp with a performance on the last day. Registration can be found here on the above website.
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February 2020 9:00am 4:00pm
School's Out! Winter Camp (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Come discover why winter is a great time to enjoy the outdoors! We will stretch our legs with some snowy treks,construct a cozy ice cave, learn how our native wildlife survives and thrives in the cold, and warm up inside after we have some fun on our sledding hill. Join us for some winter-themed adventure! See Camps section of website to register.
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Artsbreak Arts Camp (Workshops)
Intended for ages 5-9, Artsbreak is a multi-arts day camp with classes and performances in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre with professional artists in each field. Register for any number of days! We offer optional aftercare from 3:00-5:15 pm. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off their registration.
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Star Search Musical Theater Camp (Workshops)
For ages 10-16, put on an entire musical in just 5 days! Star Search is intensive, quirky, playful, and imaginative and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment. Enjoy the closing of the program with a public performance on Friday Feb. 21 at 7:30 PM. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off their registration.
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February 2020 10:00am 4:00pm
9th Annual Winter Recess Fiber Festival (Crafts)
A festival to celebrate fiber arts items complimentary to fiber such as yarn, natural wool, mohair fiber to spin, dyed mohair, silk, turned fiber tools, recycled tin jewelry, pottery and handmade soaps. There are wearable felt items and quirky collections of folk art. Meet the makers and shepherds that produce these amazing items. ring a friend for a perfect day to celebrate mid winter! You might get a chance for a selfie photo with a llama or alpaca at the event! Free.
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February 2020 11:00am 5:00pm
Bring a Friend Day at Hair Color Art ( HEALTH & WELLNESS)
Enjoy buy one service at full price and receive a second service at half price. FREE gift bag for the first 25 appointments booked.
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February 2020 11:30am
Museum of the Earth Tour (Tours)
Follow along with our Museum guide walking through 4.6 billion years of the Earth's history and discovering how arthropods and bees have evolved through time. Free with museum admission.
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February 2020 12:00pm 4:00pm
Family Sledding at Rice Hill (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions permit. Metal-runner sleds prohibited. Call for conditions and information.
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February 2020 1:00pm 2:00pm
Ice Cream Making 101 (Workshops)
Visit the Creamery's production room to see how our hand-crafted ice cream is made and have a chance to sample it fresh! Reservations required, you can book through messaging on facebook.com/CayugaLakeCreamery. Adults $10, includes a one scoop & Children $5 includes a kiddie scoop.
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February 2020 2:00pm 5:00pm
Make a Gourd Night Light at Gourdlandia (Workshops)
Making a gourd night light is easy, fun, and takes about an hour. We'll supply the gourd, drills, and goggles... you supply the holes! The tricky part is coming up with a design; you can do it! Feel free to use mine for inspiration. Make a night light for $20 ($5 off the regular price).
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February 2020 2:00pm 4:00pm
WSKG Teacher Open House! (ARTS)
Visit WSKG's Ithaca Studio for a mix & mingle with our Education team. Snap a PBS/NPR selfie, enjoy one-on-one registration for a FREE PBS LearningMedia account, explore a variety of classroom resources from PBS & PBS KIDS, and leave with a goodie or two!
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February 2020 2:00pm 4:00pm
Feeding Time at the Trout Tank ( SCIENCE)
Come fall in love with adorable little daphnia before you feed them to the trout while discovering innovative and engaged learning methods. Sciencenter admission required.
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February 2020 3:00pm 6:00pm
Happy Hour at Kilpatrick's (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Please join us for Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday! We will have a local tasting with pairings. Follow us on Facebook to see what tasting we will be offering that week.
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's ( TASTINGS)
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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February 2020 4:30pm 6:30pm
Satori - Rasa Spa Brighten up Party! ( HEALTH & WELLNESS)
Join the party! Come out for an evening of complimentary pampering with Satori and Rasa Spa! Sip wine and sample local treats as you kick back with a relaxing foot soak and massage or spend time with talented Satori stylists for dry hair styling or makeup tips to brighten up your look in a matter of minutes! Free.
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February 2020 4:30pm 7:00pm
Henry Hinckley's Chocolate Affair ( TASTINGS)
Historic Ithaca, The History Center in Tompkins County, and Lifelong are reviving an Ithaca tradition: The Henry Hinckley Chocolate Affair, an evening of chocolate and wine tastings. From 1969 to 2000, the (now defunct) Henry Hinckley Foundation Museum held an annual chocolate fundraiser to support its mission of bringing public history to the community. Cost $10 per person.
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February 2020 8:00pm 10:00pm
Trivia Night at Kilpatrick's (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Try your hand at our weekly trivia with "Geeks Who Drink".
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February 2020 12:00am
Movies at Cornell Cinema ( FILM)
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please visit website. Enjoy your $5 general admission to shows during Winter Recess.
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Winter Break-a-Leg (Workshops)
Available for students to spend their winter break exploring the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and design projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building. Students will be broken up into two groups based on grade (1st-3rd, 4th-6th) and work among their respective peers to create a production for their grade level. This is a one week (day) theatre camp with a performance on the last day. Registration can be found here on the above website.
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Artsbreak Arts Camp (Workshops)
Intended for ages 5-9, Artsbreak is a multi-arts day camp with classes and performances in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre with professional artists in each field. Register for any number of days! We offer optional aftercare from 3:00-5:15 pm. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off their registration.
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Star Search Musical Theater Camp (Workshops)
For ages 10-16, put on an entire musical in just 5 days! Star Search is intensive, quirky, playful, and imaginative and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment. Enjoy the closing of the program with a public performance on Friday Feb. 21 at 7:30 PM. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off their registration.
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February 2020 10:00am 12:00pm
Virtual Reality in the Classroom Workshop (Workshops)
Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Dr. Christine Havens-Hafer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and the IC Learning with Technology Team. This workshop is designed for K-12 educators. Participants will learn about the current state of immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality and how to effectively incorporate them into a classroom. This workshop will be offered for CTLE credit. Space is limited to 20. Please register at https://ithaca.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5c1pdWmJvCmBdVH
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February 2020 11:00am 12:00pm
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Tours)
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
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February 2020 11:00am 12:00pm
Free Chair Massage ( HEALTH & WELLNESS)
Free chair massage at Sea Change Massage Therapy! Massages will be in 5-10 minute intervals.
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February 2020 11:00am 12:00pm
Unseen Ithaca: DeWitt Mall Tours (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Get schooled in adaptive reuse! Take an “Unseen Ithaca” tour of the old Ithaca High School, completed in 1915 and re-purposed into the DeWitt Mall in the early 1970s. The 100+-year-old structure in the DeWitt Park Historic District is one of downtown Ithaca’s vital retail, residential, and culinary centers. Normally $5 but VITs (Teachers) and Teacher’s Pets (friends & family) are FREE. Enter code “TEACHER” at registration to receive discount. Go to events on website to register.
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February 2020 11:00am 8:00pm
Bring a Friend Day at Hair Color Art ( HEALTH & WELLNESS)
Enjoy buy one service at full price and receive a second service at half price. FREE gift bag for the first 25 appointments booked.
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February 2020 11:00am 1:00pm
How to be Financially Fit Through Each of Life’s Stages (Workshops)
Co-Hosted with Ithaca Teacher’s Association (ITA), we will cover Financial Planning ideas such as: Student Loan Forgiveness, Budgeting, Retirement Planning, Investments, Insurances, etc. We will break them up into different life stages, ensuring everyone will have take aways. Stage one will focus on debt elimination, goal setting, & the account set up phase. Stage two we will look at the accumulation & account management phase. Lastly, stage three we will discuss the distribution & retirement plan protection phase. We will have lite snacks and drinks. This event is free to attend.
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February 2020 12:00pm 4:00pm
Family Sledding at Rice Hill (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions permit. Metal-runner sleds prohibited. Call for conditions and information.
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February 2020 1:00pm 2:00pm
Ithaca Heritage Guided Tours (Tours)
Join us for a guided tour of the new History Center in Tompkins County. The tour will include the atrium, new exhibit on Dorothy Cotton and other under-recognized heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, the Wharton Studio, Tommy Plane, and Eight Square Schoolhouse replica . All three tours will cover the same material and take about 45 minutes. Pre-registration requested at link provided. Free.
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February 2020 1:00pm 2:00pm
Tree to Table: Maple Syrup Production at Tenwood Lodge (Tours)
2 People for $20 includes a 1 hour tour and 1 bottle of maple syrup. Must SIGN UP ahead of time via email to TenwoodLodge@gmail.com May be able to schedule additional tours if the dates don't work for you. May be muddy....Boots recommended.
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February 2020 1:00pm 3:00pm
Diversifying Your Classroom Library Workshop (Workshops)
Diversifying Your Classroom Library Workshop with Kimberly Knight, Department of Education faculty member. This workshop is open to teachers and/or librarians in elementary, middle, or high school interested in diversifying their classroom or school library. This workshop will be offered for CTLE credit. Register at https://ithaca.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5c1pdWmJvCmBdVH
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February 2020 1:00pm 1:45pm
How to be Financially Fit Through Each of Life’s Stages (Workshops)
Co-Hosted with Ithaca Teacher’s Association (ITA), we will cover Financial Planning ideas such as: Student Loan Forgiveness, Budgeting, Retirement Planning, Investments, Insurances, etc. We will break them up into different life stages, ensuring everyone will have take aways. Stage one will focus on debt elimination, goal setting, & the account set up phase. Stage two we will look at the accumulation & account management phase. Lastly, stage three we will discuss the distribution & retirement plan protection phase. We will have lite snacks and drinks. This event is free to attend.
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February 2020 2:00pm 5:00pm
Make a Gourd Night Light at Gourdlandia (Workshops)
Making a gourd night light is easy, fun, and takes about an hour. We'll supply the gourd, drills, and goggles... you supply the holes! The tricky part is coming up with a design; you can do it! Feel free to use mine for inspiration. Make a night light for $20 ($5 off the regular price).
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February 2020 2:00pm 4:00pm
"Bee"utiful Bag (Workshops)
We are all abuzz about bees with our Bees! special exhibit. After purchasing a small bag at the admission desk for $1, take it to the classroom to apply a stencil to it for a "bee"utiful experience. This un"bee"lievable bag will go home with you. Supplies are limited. You must purchase the bag at the admission desk before starting the craft. This craft can be simple or more complex depending on skill. Please be aware that we will use permanent acrylic paint for this craft that might not be able to be removed from clothing.
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February 2020 3:00pm 6:00pm
Happy Hour at Kilpatrick's (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Please join us for Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday! We will have a local tasting with pairings. Follow us on Facebook to see what tasting we will be offering that week.
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February 2020 3:15pm 4:45pm
Racial Slurs and Power of Language in Classroom Settings (Workshops)
Racial Slurs and Power of Language in Classroom Settings with Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Education. This presentation will explore the origins and history of the n-word. The presentation will also explore the impact and usage of language inside and outside of classrooms. This workshop will be offered for CTLE credit. Please register at https://ithaca.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5c1pdWmJvCmBdVH
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's ( TASTINGS)
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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February 2020 5:00pm 10:00pm
Buy One Get One Entree Special (Cuisine)
Receive one free entree with the purchase of second entree of equal or lesser value (up to $20). Valid only Fab. 18. The bar will open at 4pm and dinner service will begin at 5pm. Dine in ONLY. Please remember your server!
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February 2020 5:00pm 6:30pm
Free Screening: The Kids We Lose ( FILM)
The Lansing Groton Teacher Center, in collaboration with the Southern Tier Teacher Center Network, is co-sponsoring this FREE screening of The Kids We Lose at Cinemapolis. The Kids We Lose is a 90-minute documentary film about the human side of being a child or student with behavioral challenges, and the struggles faced by parents, educators, staff in facilities, mental health clinicians, and judicial and law enforcement professionals in trying to ensure that these kids receive the help they need. There will also be a debriefing session after the film with time for Q&A's. Teachers will receive 2 CTLE hours. Please register at above website.
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February 2020 7:00pm 9:00pm
Trivia Night at Monks ( MUSIC)
True or False? It's True! Trivia Night is a blast at Monks on the Commons. It's free to play, with chances of winning a pitcher of beer and wings (or an alternative option for our vegetarian and vegan friends) halfway through and a $50.00 gift certificate to Monks for the grand prize!
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February 2020 7:30pm 9:30pm
Trivia with Geeks Who Drink (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
"Geeks Who Drink lead the pub trivia nerd pack!" -Wired Magazine. Geeks Who Drink Trivia is a party on a Tuesday night! Enjoy some tasty eats and drinks while getting your nerd on.
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February 2020 8:00pm 10:30pm
Dido and Aeneas (Theatre)
Dido, fierce Queen of Carthage, falls in love with a Trojan Price, Æneas. While their love may be mutual, the fate of their romance is out of their control when a Sorceress plots the destruction of Carthage. Forced apart by trickery, evil and sorcery, the lovers are faced with a brewing storm and potential disaster. Based on Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid, Dido and Aeneas is Henry Purcell’s one true opera and his only all-sung dramatic work. This show is directed by Norm Johnson and conducted by Christopher Zemliauskas and can be seen in the Hoerner Theatre. Tickets are $10-$20.
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February 2020 12:00am
Movies at Cornell Cinema ( FILM)
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please visit website. Enjoy your $5 general admission to shows during Winter Recess.
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Winter Break-a-Leg (Workshops)
Available for students to spend their winter break exploring the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and design projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building. Students will be broken up into two groups based on grade (1st-3rd, 4th-6th) and work among their respective peers to create a production for their grade level. This is a one week (day) theatre camp with a performance on the last day. Registration can be found here on the above website.
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Artsbreak Arts Camp (Workshops)
Intended for ages 5-9, Artsbreak is a multi-arts day camp with classes and performances in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre with professional artists in each field. Register for any number of days! We offer optional aftercare from 3:00-5:15 pm. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off their registration.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Star Search Musical Theater Camp (Workshops)
For ages 10-16, put on an entire musical in just 5 days! Star Search is intensive, quirky, playful, and imaginative and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment. Enjoy the closing of the program with a public performance on Friday Feb. 21 at 7:30 PM. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off their registration.
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February 2020 9:30am 12:30pm
Ithaca Kitty Loves Teachers! Sew Your Own (Crafts)
Staff will help participants sew their own Ithaca Kitty to take back to their classrooms and homes. Prior sewing skills are not necessary although useful. This program will include machine sewing, hand sewing, and cutting with supervision and help from staff (all materials will be provided). The discounted fee for this event covers the cost of materials. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants. Pre-registration is REQUIRED, space is limited. See website to register. $20 (includes all materials).
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February 2020 10:00am 12:00pm
Become a Visitor Champion! (Workshops)
Join us for this FREE interactive 2-hour live class hosted by The Hotel Ithaca. Ithaca/Tompkins County - Visitor Journey A2D™ is a new tourism champion training program that helps everyone in our destination create positive visitor experiences from their Arrival to Departure, or from A2D! Highly customized for our area, this course helps our entire community learn more about the richness of what we offer visitors. Attendees must create an account, and complete the online modules before attending the Live Class. Class is limited to the first 20 attendees. Additional dates available throughout the year.
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February 2020 10:00am 3:30pm
Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility Open House ( EDUCATIONAL)
Tour the Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF) on the Cornell University campus and see our collection of photos taken by spacecraft, models of spacecraft, cameras, meteorites, "Magic Planet" projection globe, and imaging workstations. Ask questions, browse images, and try out some of the tools used by scientists to explore the surfaces of other worlds. Free.
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February 2020 10:30am 11:30am
Bat Storytime (Readings)
Come and read along with Educator Emily and learn about bats! Bats are amazing animals and important pollinators for a variety of plants. After the story, stick around to learn some more with fun, educational stations about bats and their lives! Free with museum admission.
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February 2020 11:00am 1:00pm
The Science of Food ( SCIENCE)
Come and learn about several aspects of food science from food processing, and food safety, to yogurt making, and chocolate panning just to name a few. We will have many local experts including Cornell’s Food Science Department providing hands-on activities at the Sciencenter. Teacher and one guest free.
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February 2020 12:00pm 4:00pm
Family Sledding at Rice Hill (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions permit. Metal-runner sleds prohibited. Call for conditions and information.
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February 2020 12:00pm 1:30pm
Jewelry Smithing Workshop (Workshops)
Take a break from the daily grind and get some stress out with hammering and stamping on a bracelet, ring, or earrings! You will have instruction on hammering techniques and safety. You will make pieces of your own design. This is a drop-in event and no pre-registration is required. You will be working with your choice of aluminum, brass, or copper.
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February 2020 12:30pm 2:30pm
Forest Tea Time with Primitive Pursuits (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Harvest wild tea materials from the wintery woods with co-founder Jed Jordan and brew it over the campfire. Jed will share natural history about our local bioregion and offer ideas for incorporating nature into your work-life balance (and the classroom!) while the healthful forest tea nourishes your soul. Dress for the weather, and BYO Mug! Teachers whose children are registered for any portion of our Winter Camp are invited to join our Forest Tea Time at no cost. All others, suggested donation is $20-$30 with all proceeds go to our scholarship fund.
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February 2020 1:00pm 2:00pm
Ice Cream Making 101 (Workshops)
Visit the Creamery's production room to see how our hand-crafted ice cream is made and have a chance to sample it fresh! Reservations required, you can book through messaging on facebook.com/CayugaLakeCreamery. Adults $10, includes a one scoop & Children $5 includes a kiddie scoop.
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February 2020 1:00pm 4:00pm
The Y Loves Teachers! Group Dynamic Challenge (Workshops)
Join us at the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County Outdoor Education Center. Calling on all current and retired teachers to our first Group Dynamic Challenge during the 2020 Winter break. You and the rest of your colleagues will be tested on how well you can work as a team to complete 5 team building challenges. This will be a free event.
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February 2020 2:00pm 5:00pm
Make a Gourd Night Light at Gourdlandia (Workshops)
Making a gourd night light is easy, fun, and takes about an hour. We'll supply the gourd, drills, and goggles... you supply the holes! The tricky part is coming up with a design; you can do it! Feel free to use mine for inspiration. Make a night light for $20 ($5 off the regular price).
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February 2020 3:00pm 6:00pm
Happy Hour at Kilpatrick's (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Please join us for Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday! We will have a local tasting with pairings. Follow us on Facebook to see what tasting we will be offering that week.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's ( TASTINGS)
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Make Your Own Edible Arrangement (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Go behind the scenes and learn how to make your own Edible Fruit Bouquet. Tickets are $40 a person and everyone takes home an arrangement worth over $100. Only 10 spots available. Pre-registration required, call the store directly to register 607-391-2227.
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February 2020 5:00pm 7:00pm
Free Beer Tastings (Beer)
Learn and linger over your favorite libations! Sample something new at our guided tasting.
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February 2020 5:00pm 6:30pm
Happy Hour at Gola Osteria (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Enjoy Happy Hour Wednesday-Friday 5-6:30 pm: Sit down for dinner and receive 20% off your subtotal.
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February 2020 6:00pm 7:15pm
$5 Yoga at Hopshire Farm & Brewery ( HEALTH & WELLNESS)
Yoga class will take place from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm at the brewery; afterwards, all teachers will receive a free pour coupon. Cost of yoga for teachers is $5. Yoga mats are NOT provided.
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February 2020 6:00pm 8:00pm
Trivia Night at Ithaca Beer Company (Beer)
Trivia Night is back!! Join us with host Matt T. for an evening of shenanigans & fun competition. Teams of up to 6 people are welcomed to challenge themselves in a round of questions & games, with prizes for the winner.
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February 2020 7:00pm 8:30pm
Open Mic Night at Ithaca Coffee Company ( MUSIC)
Sing, play, recite, perform, music, poetry, comedy . . . all are welcome! Bring your instrument with you! Sign up for a 15 minute time slot and share your talents with friends.
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February 2020 7:30pm 9:30pm
Cry It Out (Theatre)
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual conceptions of motherhood are put to the test. A candid comedy about parenthood. Tickets $20-$39.
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February 2020 9:00pm 11:00pm
Open Mic Night at Rulloff's ( MUSIC)
We encourage performers, musicians, singers, poets, dancers, spoken word and many more talents to the stage. You must be 21 or older to attend but it is free and open to the public.
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February 2020 12:00am
Movies at Cornell Cinema ( FILM)
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please visit website. Enjoy your $5 general admission to shows during Winter Recess.
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Winter Break-a-Leg (Workshops)
Available for students to spend their winter break exploring the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and design projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building. Students will be broken up into two groups based on grade (1st-3rd, 4th-6th) and work among their respective peers to create a production for their grade level. This is a one week (day) theatre camp with a performance on the last day. Registration can be found here on the above website.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
20
February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Artsbreak Arts Camp (Workshops)
Intended for ages 5-9, Artsbreak is a multi-arts day camp with classes and performances in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre with professional artists in each field. Register for any number of days! We offer optional aftercare from 3:00-5:15 pm. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off their registration.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
20
February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Star Search Musical Theater Camp (Workshops)
For ages 10-16, put on an entire musical in just 5 days! Star Search is intensive, quirky, playful, and imaginative and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment. Enjoy the closing of the program with a public performance on Friday Feb. 21 at 7:30 PM. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off their registration.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
20
February 2020 10:00am 11:00am
Teacher Workshop (Workshops)
Learn lots of activities and demos related to planetary science that are fun, engaging, curriculum complementary, inexpensive, and scalable to all levels PreK-12. Free
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February 2020 11:00am 12:00pm
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Tours)
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
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20
February 2020 11:00am 12:00pm
Free Chair Massage ( HEALTH & WELLNESS)
Free chair massage at Sea Change Massage Therapy! Massages will be in 5-10 minute intervals.
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February 2020 12:00pm 4:00pm
Family Sledding at Rice Hill (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions permit. Metal-runner sleds prohibited. Call for conditions and information.
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February 2020 12:00pm 4:00pm
South Hill Cider BYOB ( Bring Your Own Blanket) Indoor Picnic! (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Leave your shoes at the door, stretch out on our heated floors, we'll crank the heat and the Summer jams to pretend it's not Winter outside! No guided tastings during this time so you can all relax and enjoy each other's company. Games and some blankets will be provided, but please feel free to bring (or wear!) whatever makes you feel Summer-y!
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February 2020 1:00pm 2:00pm
Tree to Table: Maple Syrup Production at Tenwood Lodge (Tours)
2 People for $20 includes a 1 hour tour and 1 bottle of maple syrup. Must SIGN UP ahead of time via email to TenwoodLodge@gmail.com May be able to schedule additional tours if the dates don't work for you. May be muddy....Boots recommended.
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February 2020 2:00pm 5:00pm
Make a Gourd Night Light at Gourdlandia (Workshops)
Making a gourd night light is easy, fun, and takes about an hour. We'll supply the gourd, drills, and goggles... you supply the holes! The tricky part is coming up with a design; you can do it! Feel free to use mine for inspiration. Make a night light for $20 ($5 off the regular price).
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February 2020 2:00pm 4:00pm
Make a Evolutionary Tree Mobile (Workshops)
It is all "Relative." How are animals connected? Learn how they are related by making a mobile of animal clades. Which animal is related to another? Discover how Scientists use “trees” to understand relations and families by creating your own evolutionary tree mobile. Free with museum admission.
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February 2020 3:00pm 6:00pm
Happy Hour at Kilpatrick's (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Please join us for Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday! We will have a local tasting with pairings. Follow us on Facebook to see what tasting we will be offering that week.
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February 2020 3:00pm 4:30pm
Winter Forest Walk at South Hill Cider (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Enjoy a guided forest hike in Lick Brook gorge & local libations upon our return to South Hill Cider! Tickets start at just $40 which includes a Classic Hard Cider Tasting.
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February 2020 3:00pm 4:00am
Teacher Workshop (Workshops)
Learn lots of activities and demos related to planetary science that are fun, engaging, curriculum complementary, inexpensive, and scalable to all levels PreK-12. Free
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's ( TASTINGS)
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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20
February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Food and Wine for Scholarships: Pairing and Reception (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Join Coltivare and the American Association of University Women (AAUW)-Ithaca Branch for an evening of food and wine pairing in support of student scholarships. Join us for an interactive cooking demonstration, wine pairing, and tasting put on by Executive Chef Patrick Blackman. A reception to follow (included with pairing purchase) will offer light hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and additional information on the AAUW's mission advocating educational equity for women and girls. Tickets for both are $45. Reception ONLY tickets are $15.
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Ithaca Beer Teacher Appreciation Happy Hour ( TASTINGS)
Join us for light appetizers and a complimentary drink in our Barrel Room. We will have information on the brewing process as well as a quick overview of our brewery. This event is being co-sponsored by Sam Hale of the Kate Seaman team at Warren Real Estate.
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February 2020 5:00pm 7:00pm
Free Beer Tasting (Beer)
Learn and linger over your favorite libations! Sample something new at our guided tasting.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
20
February 2020 5:00pm 6:30pm
Happy Hour at Gola Osteria (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Enjoy Happy Hour Wednesday-Friday 5-6:30 pm: Sit down for dinner and receive 20% off your subtotal.
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February 2020 5:00pm 6:30pm
The Voting Vanguards Poster Project - Rejoice the Vote! - a Sisters of Change Program ( EDUCATIONAL)
Come see the exhibit of 12 exciting posters created by student artists of the Lehman Alternative Community School. This celebration of Black History Month focuses on Voting Rights, and these posters bring to light the names of sheroes and heroes who worked at great personal peril to obtain the right to vote and have their votes count. Meet the artists, their teacher, Ana Goldsmith, and Rejoice the Vote! activist Jeff Furman. Free event.
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February 2020 7:00pm 9:00pm
Voices From the Land ( FILM)
A series of short documentaries featuring voices from the city, the country and international. With panel to follow. Movie will be shown at Cinemapolis. Price is $10 all proceeds go to the Groundswell Center to support training the next generation of farmers in the Finger Lakes. For more information about this event please visit this website https://groundswellcenter.org/events/voices-from-the-land-a-movie-series-promoting-agricultural-justice/
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February 2020 7:30pm 9:30pm
Cry It Out (Theatre)
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual conceptions of motherhood are put to the test. A candid comedy about parenthood. Tickets $20-$39.
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February 2020 7:30pm 10:00pm
The Other Side of the Sea (Theatre)
The Cherry débuts, "The Other Side of the Sea", winner of the Casa de las Americas award for Drama, by Salvadoran writer Jorgelina Cerritos. This lyrical, humorous play explores the pressing issue of “documentation” from a thought-provoking perspective. The Cherry Collective is thrilled to produce the play for the first time in English, featuring local favorite Susannah Berryman. Tickets $15-$25.
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February 2020 8:00pm 10:30pm
Dido and Aeneas (Theatre)
Dido, fierce Queen of Carthage, falls in love with a Trojan Price, Æneas. While their love may be mutual, the fate of their romance is out of their control when a Sorceress plots the destruction of Carthage. Forced apart by trickery, evil and sorcery, the lovers are faced with a brewing storm and potential disaster. Based on Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid, Dido and Aeneas is Henry Purcell’s one true opera and his only all-sung dramatic work. This show is directed by Norm Johnson and conducted by Christopher Zemliauskas and can be seen in the Hoerner Theatre. Tickets are $10-$20.
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February 2020 10:00pm 1:00am
Karaoke Night at Kilpatrick's ( MUSIC)
Come sing your favorite tune with Kilpatrick's and Elephant Sound DJ.
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February 2020 12:00am
Movies at Cornell Cinema ( FILM)
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please visit website. Enjoy your $5 general admission to shows during Winter Recess.
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Winter Break-a-Leg (Workshops)
Available for students to spend their winter break exploring the world of theatre and storytelling through games, improvisation exercises, movement work, and design projects in a program that emphasizes teamwork, imagination, creative exploration, and confidence building. Students will be broken up into two groups based on grade (1st-3rd, 4th-6th) and work among their respective peers to create a production for their grade level. This is a one week (day) theatre camp with a performance on the last day. Registration can be found here on the above website.
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Artsbreak Arts Camp (Workshops)
Intended for ages 5-9, Artsbreak is a multi-arts day camp with classes and performances in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre with professional artists in each field. Register for any number of days! We offer optional aftercare from 3:00-5:15 pm. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off their registration.
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February 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Star Search Musical Theater Camp (Workshops)
For ages 10-16, put on an entire musical in just 5 days! Star Search is intensive, quirky, playful, and imaginative and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment. Enjoy the closing of the program with a public performance on Friday Feb. 21 at 7:30 PM. Enrollees through Winter Recess will enjoy 25% off their registration.
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February 2020 10:00am 11:00am
Uris Library Historical Tour (Tours)
Join us in the upper lobby of Uris Library for a tour of Cornell's original University Library, built in 1891. Please note that not all portions of this tour are wheelchair accessible.
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February 2020 10:00am 11:00am
Teacher Workshop (Workshops)
Learn lots of activities and demos related to planetary science that are fun, engaging, curriculum complementary, inexpensive, and scalable to all levels PreK-12. Free
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February 2020 11:00am 12:00pm
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Tours)
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
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February 2020 11:00am 12:00pm
Rare and Manuscript Collections Presentation (Exhibitions)
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is Cornell’s principal repository of rare books, manuscripts and archival materials. Come see selected highlights from our extraordinary history, literature, science, and music collections. Free.
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February 2020 11:30am 12:30pm
Ithaca Heritage Guided Tours (Tours)
Join us for a guided tour of the new History Center in Tompkins County. The tour will include the atrium, new exhibit on Dorothy Cotton and other under-recognized heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, the Wharton Studio, Tommy Plane, and Eight Square Schoolhouse replica . All three tours will cover the same material and take about 45 minutes. Pre-registration requested at link provided. Free.
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February 2020 11:30am 12:30pm
Museum of the Earth Tour (Tours)
Follow along with our Museum guide walking through 4.6 billion years of the Earth's history and discovering how arthropods and bees have evolved through time. Free with museum admission.
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February 2020 12:00pm 4:00pm
Family Sledding at Rice Hill (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions permit. Metal-runner sleds prohibited. Call for conditions and information.
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February 2020 12:00pm 1:00pm
Free Chair Massage ( HEALTH & WELLNESS)
Free chair massage at Sea Change Massage Therapy! Massages will be in 5-10 minute intervals.
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February 2020 12:00pm 2:00pm
Analyze personal aspects that influence anxiety to help your students (Workshops)
Professional Development for Teachers: Analyze personal aspects that influence anxiety to help your students with Dr. Laura Campbell Carapella, Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Physical Education Who: PreK-12 teachers
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February 2020 12:30pm 2:00pm
Make Laser Cut Name Signs (Gallery)
Visit our Makerspace to make a customized wooden name sign that can be hung on a door or wall! First come, first served while supplies last. Free.
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February 2020 1:00pm 2:00pm
Ice Cream Making 101 (Workshops)
Visit the Creamery's production room to see how our hand-crafted ice cream is made and have a chance to sample it fresh! Reservations required, you can book through messaging on facebook.com/CayugaLakeCreamery. Adults $10, includes a one scoop & Children $5 includes a kiddie scoop.
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February 2020 2:00pm 5:00pm
Make a Gourd Night Light at Gourdlandia (Workshops)
Making a gourd night light is easy, fun, and takes about an hour. We'll supply the gourd, drills, and goggles... you supply the holes! The tricky part is coming up with a design; you can do it! Feel free to use mine for inspiration. Make a night light for $20 ($5 off the regular price).
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February 2020 3:00pm 6:00pm
Happy Hour at Kilpatrick's (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Please join us for Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday! We will have a local tasting with pairings. Follow us on Facebook to see what tasting we will be offering that week.
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February 2020 3:00pm 5:00pm
Fireside Tastings at Buttonwood Grove Winery (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Join us for a premium seated tasting of our favorite winter wines expertly paired with tasty tidbits of specially selected food samples. Led by our fun and informative staff, our interactive premium pairing events offer a whole new dimension in wine tasting. Tastings are limited to a maximum of 12 participants and start promptly. $15 per person. Tickets are required and can be purchased on our website. Wine Club members receive a 50% discount on tickets.
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's ( TASTINGS)
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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February 2020 4:00pm 7:00pm
Free Wine Tastings (Wine)
Learn and linger over your favorite libations! Sample something new at our guided tasting.
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Happy Hour at Ithaca Coffee Company Taverns ( TASTINGS)
Ease the strain on your nerves and your wallet by stopping by either of our relaxing tavern locations during happy hours.
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February 2020 4:00pm 4:30pm
Bee of the Month (Exhibitions)
Learn about our interesting February bee in the Bees! exhibit and then make a button of it to take home with you.
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Downtown Ithaca Craft Beverage Tour (Tours)
"Our Downtown Ithaca Craft Beverage Tour is a narrated, guided tour of the heart of Ithaca. You will visit four local businesses, sampling alcoholic libations at each. Sip craft beers, Finger Lakes wines, artisan ciders, and a cocktail crafted with local spirits. The tastings will add up to about two drinks. Along the way, enjoy delicious local food tastings paired with each beverage. Tickets can be purchased online for $52. Tour starts at Tompkins Center for History & Culture.
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February 2020 5:00pm 9:00pm
Cider Pairing Dinner at Hazelnut Kitchen (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Join Eric and Deva, from Redbyrd Orchard Cider, who will be pouring and chatting all evening while we serve a three-course prix fixe menu perfectly paired with three Redbyrd Orchard ciders. Come celebrate Winter Recess with us! Cost is $40 per person. Call to reserve your spot!
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February 2020 5:00pm 6:30pm
Happy Hour at Gola Osteria (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Enjoy Happy Hour Wednesday-Friday 5-6:30 pm: Sit down for dinner and receive 20% off your subtotal.
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February 2020 5:00pm 6:30pm
Friday (sober) Happy Hour ( HEALTH & WELLNESS)
"The weekly ‘Friday Happy Hour’ is a Free Community offering at Yoga Farm that invites participants to ‘come exactly as you are’. Come for either 45 minute segment, or for the entire adventure! 5-5:45 Alcohol Free drinks, light snacks & gentle movement mini-class for all abilities 5:45-6:30 Meditation that literally anyone can do, Refreshments, light snacks, & connection are served with a smile "
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February 2020 6:30pm 8:30pm
Teachers Only Try-it Workshop (Workshops)
Teachers! This one's for YOU! The Clay School offers the Teachers ONLY Try-It! As a thank you, Try-it is marked down from $45 to $25. This two hour session will give you a taste of working on the potter's wheel with no strings attached. The workshop is designed for those interested in a one-night experience. If you happen to love the experience and want to commit to a 7-week term, you can apply the cost of the workshop to a future class. We will be checking badges distributed by Visit Ithaca, so please bring yours! Buy tickets at http://bit.ly/2KTDgQI
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February 2020 7:00pm 9:00pm
DC-Transit at The Westy ( MUSIC)
Join DC-Transit at the Westy for an evening of modern, classic rock, dance electric and acoustic guitars. Free.
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February 2020 7:30pm 10:00pm
The Other Side of the Sea (Theatre)
The Cherry débuts, "The Other Side of the Sea", winner of the Casa de las Americas award for Drama, by Salvadoran writer Jorgelina Cerritos. This lyrical, humorous play explores the pressing issue of “documentation” from a thought-provoking perspective. The Cherry Collective is thrilled to produce the play for the first time in English, featuring local favorite Susannah Berryman. Tickets $15-$25.
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February 2020 8:00pm 10:00pm
Cry It Out (Theatre)
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual conceptions of motherhood are put to the test. A candid comedy about parenthood. Tickets $20-$39.
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February 2020 8:00pm 10:30pm
Dido and Aeneas (Theatre)
Dido, fierce Queen of Carthage, falls in love with a Trojan Price, Æneas. While their love may be mutual, the fate of their romance is out of their control when a Sorceress plots the destruction of Carthage. Forced apart by trickery, evil and sorcery, the lovers are faced with a brewing storm and potential disaster. Based on Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid, Dido and Aeneas is Henry Purcell’s one true opera and his only all-sung dramatic work. This show is directed by Norm Johnson and conducted by Christopher Zemliauskas and can be seen in the Hoerner Theatre. Tickets are $10-$20.
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February 2020 8:00pm 11:59pm
Star Gazing at Fuertes Observatory ( SCIENCE)
The Fuertes Observatory is open every Friday night during the Cornell academic year from 8pm until midnight (regardless of weather). When clear, public viewing through the observatory's telescopes takes place.. Tours of the historic building, the Irving Porter Church Refractor, and our museum will be given throughout the night, regardless of the weather. If cloudy, we may close early. Free.
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February 2020 12:00am
Movies at Cornell Cinema ( FILM)
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please visit website. Enjoy your $5 general admission to shows during Winter Recess.
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February 2020 8:30am 10:00am
Beginner Bird Walk ( NATURE)
Join us for beginner bird walks along the easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks usually last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory. Free.
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February 2020 10:00am 5:00pm
18th Annual Mardi Gras on the Cayuga Wine Trail (Wine)
Collect your beads as you travel the Trail sampling food and wine pairings. Compete in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a mixed case of CLWT wine! Chances to win prizes at each location. All 14 Wineries are participating. $5 off the $35 ticket.
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February 2020 10:00am 12:00pm
Early Brunch Special at Rulloff's (Cuisine)
Enjoy two for one Mimosas if seated between 10:00am - 12:00pm.
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February 2020 10:00am 11:00am
Exploration Stations at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology ( SCIENCE)
You’ll find fun and learning for the whole family, featuring a mix of display items, hands-on activities, and ideas for bird-related pastimes at home. Topics include Bird ID, Feathers, Feeding Adaptations, Bird Diversity, and What You Can Do for Birds. It’s all free, and you can drop in for as long or as short as you like! Activities are appropriate for a wide range of ages. Adults should remain present with their children.
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February 2020 10:00am 11:00am
Unseen Ithaca: DeWitt Mall Tours (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Get schooled in adaptive reuse! Take an “Unseen Ithaca” tour of the old Ithaca High School, completed in 1915 and re-purposed into the DeWitt Mall in the early 1970s. The 100+-year-old structure in the DeWitt Park Historic District is one of downtown Ithaca’s vital retail, residential, and culinary centers. Normally $5 but VITs (Teachers) and Teacher’s Pets (friends & family) are FREE. Enter code “TEACHER” at registration to receive discount. Go to events on website to register.
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February 2020 10:30am 2:00pm
Winter Market at Triphammer Market Place! ( TASTINGS)
Ithaca Farmers Market is a YEAR-ROUND market offering food, farm products and artisan crafts made within 30 miles of Ithaca. This market will feature 30 to 40 farm, food and artisan vendors. Come visit us at this exciting new location, and shop local all year! See our ad for a free bag with purchase from a participating vendor during Teacher's Week.
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February 2020 11:00am 12:00pm
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Tours)
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
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February 2020 11:30am 12:30pm
Ithaca Heritage Guided Tours (Tours)
Join us for a guided tour of the new History Center in Tompkins County. The tour will include the atrium, new exhibit on Dorothy Cotton and other under-recognized heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, the Wharton Studio, Tommy Plane, and Eight Square Schoolhouse replica . All three tours will cover the same material and take about 45 minutes. Pre-registration requested at link provided. Free.
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February 2020 12:00pm 1:00pm
Cayuga Nature Center's Animal Encounters ( EDUCATIONAL)
Join our staff and our Animal Ambassadors at noon every day for feedings and interaction! Come see Daisy the Fox, Ichabod the Turkey Vulture, Sir Pokesalot the porcupine and many more amazing animals!
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February 2020 12:00pm 4:00pm
Family Sledding at Rice Hill (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions permit. Metal-runner sleds prohibited. Call for conditions and information.
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February 2020 12:30pm 2:30pm
Forest Tea Time with Primitive Pursuits (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Harvest wild tea materials from the wintery woods with co-founder Jed Jordan and brew it over the campfire. Jed will share natural history about our local bioregion and offer ideas for incorporating nature into your work-life balance (and the classroom!) while the healthful forest tea nourishes your soul. Dress for the weather, and BYO Mug! Teachers whose children are registered for any portion of our Winter Camp are invited to join our Forest Tea Time at no cost. All others, suggested donation is $20-$30 with all proceeds go to our scholarship fund.
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February 2020 1:00pm 3:00pm
Finger Lakes and France Side-By-Side ( TASTINGS)
Join Certified Sommelier and Wine Instructor at Tompkins Cortland Community College, Laura Winter Falk as she shares with you Finger Lakes wines in a side-by-side tasting with wines from France. She will be using wines that were hand-selected during her recent visit to France. We will taste three FLX-FRANCE pairs of wine. Each will be matched with carefully selected locally-sourced food bite. Experience this special presentation to see how Finger Lakes wines hold their own against some of France's premium small producers. Join us in the Coltivare Amphitheater for the fun, tasty and educational event. Price per person: $28 (10% off with VIT pass) Hosted by Experience! The Finger Lakes and Coltivare Culinary Center.
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February 2020 1:00pm 3:00pm
Intro to Maple Syrup Production (Workshops)
Josh Dolan will be hosting an introductory class on small scale maple syrup production with a tour of his sugar house and maple woods.He will be covering topics from winter tree ID and forest ecology, culinary applications of maple syrup, how-to and hands-on experiences as well as curriculum tie-ins for NYS classroom teachers. Suggested donation $10.
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February 2020 2:00pm 4:00pm
Cry It Out (Theatre)
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual conceptions of motherhood are put to the test. A candid comedy about parenthood. Tickets $20-$39.
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February 2020 2:00pm 3:30pm
CBD Body Scrub Party (Workshops)
Come on in and design your own CBD body scrub! While you are here, enjoy wine, hor d'oeuvres, giveaways and samples! If you are planning on attending you MUST RSVP to the number or email listed.
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February 2020 3:00pm 6:00pm
Artisan Food and Craft Beverage Tasting ( TASTINGS)
Explore the exhibits in the Downtown Visitor Center, The History Center in Tompkins County and the Community Arts Partnership gallery (at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture) as you venture from table-to-table tasting our locally produced foods and beverages from South Hill Cider, Hopshire Farm & Brewery, The Piggery and more! Enjoy these small bites and a FREE happy hour, then try out one of the many restaurants in Downtown Ithaca for dinner.
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February 2020 3:00pm 5:30pm
The Science of Taste Food Tour ( TASTINGS)
The Science of Taste is a narrated, guided tour. You will visit five local restaurants exploring a different one of the five basic tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami) with a satisfying tasting at each. We’ll discuss how we perceive these tastes, the ways in which they interact with each other, and the difference between taste and flavor. You’ll also learn how they’re used in cooking, and you’ll find out whether or not you’re a super-taster! Tickets $67. Tour starts at Tompkins Center for History & Culture.
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's ( TASTINGS)
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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February 2020 7:00pm 10:00pm
Quinn Sullivan at The Haunt ( MUSIC)
Each era of modern music can be defined by its iconic guitarists. We are now entering the era of Quinn Sullivan. Raised by the riffs of George Harrison, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton, Quinn has dedicated his life to developing his own musical mastery and creating a sound all his own. His skills on the fretboard are matched by few, but it is his authentic voice as a songwriter and ability to weave his talents through a variety of styles that sets him apart from his peers. Tickets are $18-$20.
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February 2020 7:00pm 10:00pm
Songs in the Key of Love ( MUSIC)
An Evening of Songs and Entertainment for the whole family. The Savage Club of Ithaca, is celebrating our 125th year of entertaining audiences around Ithaca. The proceeds from our performances help us support community groups and events in an effort to cultivate a lifelong pursuit and enjoyment of music and the arts. Tickets available at www.Savageclubofithaca.org
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February 2020 7:30pm 10:00pm
The Other Side of the Sea (Theatre)
The Cherry débuts, "The Other Side of the Sea", winner of the Casa de las Americas award for Drama, by Salvadoran writer Jorgelina Cerritos. This lyrical, humorous play explores the pressing issue of “documentation” from a thought-provoking perspective. The Cherry Collective is thrilled to produce the play for the first time in English, featuring local favorite Susannah Berryman. Tickets $15-$25.
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February 2020 8:00pm 10:00pm
Cry It Out (Theatre)
With little in common besides new babies and adjacent backyards, Jessie, a corporate lawyer, and Lina, a nurse, form an unlikely friendship over a series of naptime coffee breaks. But with the addition of their career oriented neighbor Adrienne, another new mom, the duo’s friendship and their individual conceptions of motherhood are put to the test. A candid comedy about parenthood. Tickets $20-$39.
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February 2020 8:00pm 10:30pm
Dido and Aeneas (Theatre)
Dido, fierce Queen of Carthage, falls in love with a Trojan Price, Æneas. While their love may be mutual, the fate of their romance is out of their control when a Sorceress plots the destruction of Carthage. Forced apart by trickery, evil and sorcery, the lovers are faced with a brewing storm and potential disaster. Based on Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid, Dido and Aeneas is Henry Purcell’s one true opera and his only all-sung dramatic work. This show is directed by Norm Johnson and conducted by Christopher Zemliauskas and can be seen in the Hoerner Theatre. Tickets are $10-$20.
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February 2020 12:00am
Movies at Cornell Cinema ( FILM)
Cornell Cinema has been cited as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening close to 150 different films/videos each year, many shown in conjunction with academic courses, five to seven nights a week in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre. For showings and times please visit website. Enjoy your $5 general admission to shows during Winter Recess.
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February 2020 8:30am 10:00am
Beginner Bird Walk ( NATURE)
Join us for beginner bird walks along the easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks usually last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory. Free.
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February 2020 10:00am 5:00pm
18th Annual Mardi Gras on the Cayuga Wine Trail (Wine)
Collect your beads as you travel the Trail sampling food and wine pairings. Compete in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a mixed case of CLWT wine! Chances to win prizes at each location. All 14 Wineries are participating. $5 off the $35 ticket.
Very Important Teacher Pass Guest pass
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February 2020 10:00am 12:00pm
Early Brunch Special at Rulloff's (Cuisine)
Enjoy two for one Mimosas if seated between 10:00am - 12:00pm.
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February 2020 10:00am 3:00pm
Brunch at Coltivare (Cuisine)
Enjoy brunch at Tompkins Cortland Community College's Culinary Center, Coltivare.
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February 2020 11:00am 12:00pm
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Tours)
Behind the scenes tours of the Lab offer visitors an overview of the history of the Lab, as well as a look at the exhibits and world-class art in the Visitor Center; a peak into the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, and a description of the various departments and sciences studied at the Lab. Free.
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February 2020 11:00am 3:00pm
Winter Brunch at Hopshire Farm & Brewery ( TASTINGS)
Hopshire and food partners are cooking up brunches all winter long. To accompany your food, we serve beer cocktails, mimosas and of course glasses of delicious Hopshire beer. Spend your Sunday with family and friends in our sunny event space.
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February 2020 12:00pm 4:00pm
Family Sledding at Rice Hill (ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR RECREATION)
Rice Hill is a great hill for wintertime sledding. It also has two ponds for ice skating and a warming hut with wood-stove. The hill is fairly long which leads to great sledding runs. There are also several "Multi-use trails" that allow for snow shoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing. Open as conditions permit. Metal-runner sleds prohibited. Call for conditions and information.
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February 2020 2:00pm 4:00pm
Sensory Perception of Wine (Workshops)
Several fun and illuminating exercises will illustrate the basic concepts behind the S's of wine tasting and appreciation. For example, does color influence our perception of flavor? How important is aroma to our perception of flavor? Do we all have the same sensitivity to components of taste such as sweetness, acidity or bitterness? Once we understand a little bit about how we taste, we'll go on to explore a selection of Finger Lakes wines artfully paired with local foods. Or are these scientifically paired? You be the judge! $15 per person. Please reserve in advance at kit@betthefarmny.com or give us a call.
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February 2020 2:00pm 4:30pm
Dido and Aeneas (Theatre)
Dido, fierce Queen of Carthage, falls in love with a Trojan Price, Æneas. While their love may be mutual, the fate of their romance is out of their control when a Sorceress plots the destruction of Carthage. Forced apart by trickery, evil and sorcery, the lovers are faced with a brewing storm and potential disaster. Based on Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid, Dido and Aeneas is Henry Purcell’s one true opera and his only all-sung dramatic work. This show is directed by Norm Johnson and conducted by Christopher Zemliauskas and can be seen in the Hoerner Theatre. Tickets are $10-$20.
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February 2020 2:00pm 4:00pm
Learn to Juggle Sundays (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
Learn to Juggle Sunday’s from 2-4pm! Simply drop by during our weekly juggle jam to learn the basics. Free.
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February 2020 4:00pm 6:00pm
Teachers Happy Hour at Rulloff's ( TASTINGS)
Enjoy half priced drafts (pints & pitchers), glasses of wine and well cocktails!
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February 2020 7:30pm 10:00pm
The Other Side of the Sea (Theatre)
The Cherry débuts, "The Other Side of the Sea", winner of the Casa de las Americas award for Drama, by Salvadoran writer Jorgelina Cerritos. This lyrical, humorous play explores the pressing issue of “documentation” from a thought-provoking perspective. The Cherry Collective is thrilled to produce the play for the first time in English, featuring local favorite Susannah Berryman. Tickets $15-$25.
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February 2020 9:00pm 10:00pm
Trivia Night at Rulloff's (VIT SPECIAL EVENTS)
$50 Rulloff's gift card to the winning team and other prizes.
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March 2020 9:00am 3:00pm
Ed Tech Day 2020 ( SCIENCE)
Educational Technology Day will be held in Ithaca College Campus Center and is an exciting opportunity for people in the upstate New York area to see the latest in computer and communications technologies. Learn how technology is currently being used in education, and see what can be expected in the coming years. Free.
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March 2020 12:00am
The World Food Prize (Workshops)
Be a hunger hero! Register and submit your paper by February 28, 2020 to gain free admission to the World Food Prize. Qualify for internships. Gain professional experience. Build leadership Skills and take action in your community.
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The Winter Recess Teacher Festival is a partnership between Visit Ithaca, Downtown Ithaca Alliance and Tompkins Chamber