7 things to do in Cortland County this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's a quick rundown of some of the biggest events happening in the Cortland area.

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1 - See a free rock show (or two) at Cortland Beer Company

At 7 p.m. Friday, Mike Brindisi and The New York Rock will perform a free special acoustic show at Cortland Beer Company. At the same time Saturday, Billy Golicki will perform a free show at the brewery. Details here.

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The New York Rock


2 - Take part in the city of Cortland's annual tree lighting ceremony

6pm, City Hall, 25 Court Street in Cortland. Santa will be here for pictures for the kids. Cookies, Milk, Coffee and Hot Cocoa will be available at this free event. For more information call (607) 758-8374 or email [email protected].

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3 - Listen to Bluegrass at Center for the Arts of Homer

Sunday, 2 p.m., Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. For more information call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

With dedication to their beloved bluegrass music, Delaney Brothers Bluegrass truly has yesterday's traditional sound; but they also have the sound of today! They put their own indelible stamp upon everything they perform. For they know what only true artists ever grasp - that music is not merely an exercise of the mind and fingers, but ultimately it is an experession of the heart.

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4 - Sing carols at the Cortland Repertory Theatre

7:30 pm, Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, 24 Port Watson St. Take a break from holiday shopping, and join the stars of the CRT Stage for a fun, festive and relaxing evening of carols and sing-a-longs. The perfect way to get in the holiday spirit! Refreshments available. $10.00 per person. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

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5 - Celebrate the holidays at the 1890 House

Join us for the wonders and elegance of the Victorian Christmas this holiday season at the 1890 House Museum. Our Annual Wassail Celebration will be held on Sunday December 13th from 1 PM to 5 PM with homemade cookies, holiday carols by The Grace Notes and the Bernie Heath Family, and the beauty of traditional Victorian Holiday decorations. The Cortland Ad Hoc Theatre will be performing a reading of the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" at 4 PM. And don't forget to warm up with our Wassail! This event is open to the public and in lieu of payment, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Salvation Army! For more information please visit our webpage the1890house.org, email [email protected], or call (607) 756-7551.

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6 - Holiday Pops Concert with Syracuse University Brass

7:30pm, Cortland High School Auditorium. The musicians will perform their special blend of holiday and light classical music appropriate to the season as seen on the Holiday at Hendriks Chapel concert broadcast each year on WCNY TV and FM radio. Tickets $15.00 for adults and $5 for students. Children under 18 are admitted free with accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Tickets available at NBT Bank on Main Street; Port, Kashdin & McSherry on West Road; First National Bank, Dryden: Bailey Place Insurance on Main Street, Tompkins Trust Company on Main Street, and from local Rotarians. Tickets will be on sale at CHS before the concert. Sponsored by the Cortland Rotary Club. For more information call (607) 756-5438, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.subrass.syr.edu.

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7 - Check out the Craft & Vendor Fair on Tompkins Street

A Hope For the Holidays Craft & Vendor Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion at 212 Tompkins Street in Cortland. The event will benefit the Cortland Relay For Life.

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