Erie Canal Museum. 318 Erie Blvd. E. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays by appointment for groups. Free. Donations accepted. 471-0593. Ongoing: Interactive experience where visi- tors use an interactive touch-screen to play the role of assistant weighmaster and learn to weigh boats, assess the correct tolls and virtually steer the boat into the weighlock building.
Everson Muse- um of Art. 401 Har- rison St. Sun. and Tues.- Fri. noon-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 sug- gested donation/gen- eral admission; special exhibits vary in admis- sion price. 474-6064. Through Aug. 29: In honor of the centennial of Strathmore-based artist Adelaide Alsop Robineau’s Scarab Vase, a special exhibition of her famed work is on display; through Oct. 17: Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller is an interpretive exhibi- tion that explores the problem-solving design process employed at the world renown fur- niture company using vintage and contempo- rary product displays, storyboard installa- tions and audiovisual interviews of modern design masters; also on exhibit is Designed to Scale in the “The Edge of Art: New York State Artists Series;” through Nov. 17: Three of Gerald DiGiusto’s Con-Ten Steel Sculptures from his Contro Series are on display on the Everson Podium.
Gallery 54. 54 E. Genesee St., Ska- neateles. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 685-5470. Through Aug.: Amber Blanding and Liz and Rich Micho display their glass work.
Imagine That. 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 685-6263. Through Aug.: Phil Austin presents hand- crafted glass bowls, vases and pumpkins.
Light Work Gal- lery. Robert Menschel Media Center, 316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University campus. Sun.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
or by appointment. 443-1300. Through Dec.: Ithaca-based photographer Jon Reis features black and white photos from his Aviation series that were taken between 1973 and 1993.
Limestone Art and Framing
Gallery. 207 Brook- lea Drive, Fayetteville. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 632-4445. Through Sept. 3: Deborah Haylor McDowell, Nick Starr and Diana Godfrey display paintings and sculptures in Vessels and Abstractions.
Main Street Gal- lery. 105 Main St., Groton. Free. Thurs. and Fri. noon-7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. (607) 898-9010. Through Sept. 5: 2010 National Small Art Quilt Works. Seventh annual event features 32 fiber artists from across the country displaying quilts in all forms.
Marcellus Free Library. 32 Maple St., Marcellus. Free. 673-3221. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Through Aug.: Members of the Marcel- lus-Skaneateles Art Guild display their finest.
Maxwell Memo- rial Library. 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 672- 3661. Through Aug. 30: Elbridge photographer Cyndee Sharpe dis- plays pictures taken at Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario.
Red House. Joan Lukas Rothenberg Gallery, 201 S. West St. Open by appointment Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 425-0405. Through Oct. 16: In celebration of the gallery that bears her name, Joan Lukas Rothenberg: A Retro- spective features the late artist’s work that focused mainly on the oppression, empower- ment and the beauty of women.
Westcott Com- munity Art Gal-
lery. 826 Euclid Ave. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; also by appointment. 478-8634. Through Aug. 28: Collective works by Dale Fiegl and William Igel in An Explo- ration of Abstract Color- form to Soft Realism.
Jim McCarthy Storytellers. Thurs. 2:30 p.m. Jim McCarthy and Deirdre McCarthy and their two sons play and sing family favor- ites. Central Library, 447 S. Salina St. Free. 435-1900.
Estate Planning. Wed., Aug. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Topics include assisted iving and nurs- ing home care while protecting your assets, qualifying for Medicaid, keeping your private information private and more. Held by Estate Planning Law Center at 5789 Widewaters Parkway, DeWitt. Free. 446-3850.
Mark Bitz. Wed., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. The co-founder of CNY Crops/CNY Feeds will discuss organic fruits, vegetables, grains and meats. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St. Free. 637-6374.
School Auction. Fri. 5-11 p.m. (preview); Sat. 9:30 a.m. Bring a chair, bid on an item, enjoy some food, a bake sale and craft sale. River Valley Mennonite School, Route 26, Cas- torland. Free admission. 346-9168.
Art Forum. Sat. 2-3 p.m. Dennis Pullen will demonstrate mouth painting. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont Road, Mattydale. Free. 434-9198.
Discovering Digital Mixed
Media. Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mike Townsend will show you how to print on everything from acrylic to alumi- num foil. Supplies pro- vided. Earlville Opera House, Route 12B, Earlville. $45. 691-3550.
Summer Fes- tival. Sun. 1-4 p.m. Music, games, crafts silent raffle at Fort Brewerton, Route 11, Brewerton. Free admis- sion. 676-3042.
Herman Miller Lecture. Sun. 2 p.m. John Berry will discuss and explore how the world of design is used to meet real needs. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St. Free. 474-6064.
GED Classes. Every Tues. & Wed. 9 a.m. Catch these study sessions designed to help those interested in obtaining their General Equivalency Diploma. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St. Free. 435-3519.
Weekly Art Classes. Every
Tues.-Sat. Adults classes in painting, drawing and sculpting. Private lessons also available. Liverpool Art Center, 101 Lake Drive, Liverpool. $20/class. 234-9333.
First Peoples of New York. Wed., Sept. 1, 7 p.m. Spon- sored by the William M. Beauchamp Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Asso- ciation and featuring Jonathan Lothrop. Ste. Marie among the Iroquois, Onondaga Lake Parkway. Free. 637-5812.
Adult Art Class- es. Every Wed. & Thurs. 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Liverpool Art Center, 101 Lake Drive, Liverpool. $20/class. 234-9333.
Wednesday Morning Art
Group. Every Wed. 10 a.m. Bring your own supplies and learn, exchange knowledge of art, share fine art with others and work your media. VFW, 105 Maxwell Ave., North Syracuse. Free. 699- 3965.
Salt Museum. Open daily 1-6 p.m. through Oct. 11. Onon- daga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool. Free. 453-6712.
Hangar Theatre The Tony-winning musical The 25th Annual
Putnam County Spelling Bee rings down the summer season at this Ithaca venue, located within Cass Park on 810 Taughannock Blvd. (Route 89). Pictured are (from left) Jamie Amos, Monique Huff, Parker Pogue, Andrew Karl, Melanie Beck and Toni Vo as the middle schoolers in the comical contest. Performances continue on Wednesday, Aug. 25, and Thursday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, Tuesday, Aug. 31, and Wednesday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.. The show wraps on Sept. 5. Tickets run $20 to $40. For details, call (607) 273-8588 or (800) 284-8422.
Sainte Marie among the Iro-
quois. Open Wed., Thurs. & Mon. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 12:30-5 p.m., through Oct. 3. 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. $3.50/adults; $2.50/ seniors & children ages 6-17; $10/family. 453- 6768.
Fit for the Next 50. Every Wed., Fri. & Mon. through Sept. 24, 8:30-10 a.m. Improve strength and cardiovas- cular conditioning as well as flexibility. Aero- bic Lawn, Wegmans Landing area of Onon- daga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool. Free. 453-6712.
Evening Wildlife Walks. Fri. 7 p.m. Wildlife becomes more active as dusk approach- es, increasing the poten- tial for sightings. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Bald- winsville. $3/parking. 638-2519.
Ghost Hunting. Fri. 8 p.m. Anna Borick, certified ghost hunter, will explain the Day of the Dead, an Aztec tradition. Mexico Point Park, Route 104B, Mex- iso. $5/bring a flash- light. 963-8216.
Full Moon Mad- ness. Sat. 8 p.m.
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Guided history works with actors who tell the tales of Ithaca’s past. Ithaca Visitor’s Center, Ithaca Commons. $13. (607) 273-4497.
Strathmore Saturdays. Every Sat. through Sept. 4, 7-11:30 a.m. The roadway around Onon- daga Park’s Hiawatha Lake will be closed to vehicles, creating an ideal area for walking, running and biking. Upper Onondaga Park, Roberts Avenue. Free. 473-4330.
Weekend Nest- Monitoring
Walks. Every Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. Meet in the observatory for a guided walk through Sapsucker Woods Sanc- tuary, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca. Free. (800) 843-2473.
Weekend Pad- dling. Every Sat. & Sun. through Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent one for $8/hour, $2/each additional half-hour. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E.
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