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Date(s) - 02/12/2015
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Syracuse and Onondaga County


Thursday, February 12th

THE POST-STANDARD/SYRACUSE.COM TREASURE HUNT – The 29th annual contest begins Feb. 12th and ends when the medallion is found or at midnight, Feb. 22nd. Follow the clues every day in The Post-Standard and on to find the medallion, which is hidden on public land in Onondaga County. The finder will win $1,000, which is doubled to $2,000 if he or she subscribes to The Post-Standard newspaper prior to midnight Feb. 11. The winner should verify the authenticity of the medallion by calling the telephone number engraved on the medallion. Media Sponsor: The Post-Standard and

2015 CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 9am – 7pm; Atrium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College, 4941 Onondaga Road. The Central New York region, sponsored by the M&T Charitable Foundation, has conducted an annual Scholastic Art Awards program for more than 70 years. Our region covers a very large geographic area of 13 counties and almost 400 eligible schools in CNY, each year bringing in almost 5,000 pieces of art from about 200 teachers and between 80 to 100 individual schools, making our program one of the largest in the country. See the best scholastic art in all of Central New York! Through Feb. 27th.

GARAGE SALE TO BENEFIT THE FOOD BANK OF CNY – 10am – 5pm; Carol Watson Greenhouse, 2980 Sentinel Heights Rd., Lafayette. Through Feb. 28th. A huge garage sale during the month of February in the Greenhouse. All proceeds donated directly to the Food Bank of Central New York. Anyone who is interested in donating items from garages, basements, attics for the sale, call (315)677-0286. We will be happy to pick them up for you.

CENTRAL NEW YORK BOAT SHOW – 1pm – 9pm; Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. The 2014 CNY Boat Show and Sale will showcase more than 500 all-new models of power and sail boats, including cruisers, sport boats, pontoon boats, personal watercraft, and docks. Come see the largest Upstate selection of boats on display in three huge buildings at the New York State Fairgrounds. Boats will be on display in the Center of Progress, Horticulture Building, and the huge Exhibit Center Building… over 250,000 square feet of exhibit space! In-water demonstrations, NYS Boating Information Center, and much more! Admission: $10 adults; children 13 & under free. Info: 315-487-7711 or

FIELD GUIDE SERIES – 1:30pm – 3:30pm; Beaver Lake Nature Center. Join a Beaver Lake naturalist to discuss “Winter Adaptations”. $5 per person, advance registration required. Info: call (315)638-2519.

SYRACUSE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION NEW CAR EXPO – 4pm – 9pm; Pirro Convention Center & War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. Come check out the new cars with all their bells & whistles! The 107th Annual new car show will feature two buildings, four floors, with 135,000 square feet of show space! Tickets: $9 Adults; $7 Seniors; $3 Children under 12; and Children under 5 Free. Info: (315)435-8000 or

LECTURE: Cooling Mother Earth: New York’s Footprint in Nature, Then and Now – 5pm; , Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. Are New Yorkers stewards of nature, or lords of nature? Dr. Robert Spiegelman will present a vivid lecture and multimedia presentation that probes this question. Revisiting key moments in the Empire State’s development, especially its Native American, infrastructure, and conservation legacies, Dr. Spiegelman links them to today’s environmental crises. To find answers, he unearths the hidden roots of New Yorkers’ conflicting views of nature, development, and civilization, both then and now. Free and open to the public.

TOUR & TASTING: The Look of Love – 6pm; Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Join us for docent guided tours of our permanent collection and special exhibition Prendergast to Pollock. Docents will share stories that accentuate love and even some intriguing stories of love gone wrong. After your tour enjoy wine tasting and chocolate courtesy of Greenwood Winery and The Speach Family Candy Shoppe. Singles welcome too for that chance to meet that special someone. Member $15/ Non-Member $20 at the door. Info:

SALSA & LATIN MOVEMENT – 6:15pm & 7:30pm; Johnston’s Ballybay Pub/Nightclub, 550 Richmond Ave. NO experience or partner necessary. Drop-ins welcome. Learn Salsa steps, syncopations & Latin movement. $10, or $7 for full time students with valid ID. Email for complete information at

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER – 6:45pm seating, Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St. “No Time for Death”- Shirley Maxwell has gathered the media together to announce that her company, Wonder Labs, will be unveiling an incredible new invention: a time machine! Insiders say it was invented by lab assistant Nick Van Castle. Or was it really invented by has-been inventor Nathan Brandmark? Or was it stolen by Nathan who used it to go back in time and claim he invented it? Or the other way around? Whatever happened, one thing’s for sure: the clock is ticking down on someone. $34.75/all inclusive. Info at: 475-1807 or

SYRACUSE STAGE presents “In the Next Room…or the Vibrator Play”- 7:30pm; Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. A fresh and funny new play about love, sex and marriage in the 19th century. It’s the 1880s and electricity is all the rage. In a quiet home office, a doctor experiments with a new instrument for treating “hysteria.” The device? A vibrator. In this genuinely touching, original, and wickedly funny play, Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House) explores relationships and sexual fulfillment while managing to stay discreetly beneath the crisp white sheets of Victorian propriety. Tickets: $18 – $51. For info: (315) 443-3275 or

FOLK DANCES – 7pm – 10pm; First Unitarian Universalist Church, 109 Waring Road. $1 fee. Info: (315)487-8806

TEAM TRIVIA – Enjoy a lively evening of trivia, with teamwork in a fun and social atmosphere. A team or teams from Sitrus at the Sheraton University Hotel (7pm), Lamont Tavern (7pm), Trapper’s II (7pm), RFH’s Hide-A-Way (7pm), Dublin’s (7pm), Pizza Man (7pm), Spinning Wheel (7pm), Munjed’s Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge (7:30pm), and/or Lock 24 (8pm), may participate in the Winterfest Team Trivia Finals on Sunday the 22nd. Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR and Syracuse New Times

SWING DANCE PARTY – 8:30pm – 10pm; Puttin’ on the Ritz Dance Studio (Shoppingtown Mall, DeWitt) A night of East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, and Hustle dancing to rock & roll, big band blues, R&B, contemporary, and funk. No Partner needed. Lesson taught by Steve Ryan from 8pm – 9pm. Open Dancing on two different dance floors beginning at 9pm. Cost: $5 Open dancing only, Lesson only $7, Lesson with dance $10. Info: Steve Ryan (315)434-9503 or

ENTERTAINMENT – 8pm; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Big D3
8pm; Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub. Tommy Connors
9pm – 12:30am; Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub. Noisy Boys