2019 Open Farm Days

    Sunday Aug 11
    12 pm - 4 pm

    Various farms in and around Tompkins County, NY

    Experience local agriculture up close! 20 Finger Lakes farms in and around Tompkins County will welcome you for FREE tours, food tastings, demonstrations and animal visits!  Tour farms that raise fiber goats & sheep, alpaca, beef, poultry, mushrooms, flowers, fruits, organic vegetables and hemp. Meet hard cider makers, cheese makers, pick blueberries, tour a dairy, a hop farm & brewery, winery and MORE! Different farms are open each day. FREE admission, dogs are not permitted, bring a cooler and buy farm fresh produce. Find photos and farm details at http://www.openfarmdays.org/ or http://ccetompkins.org/openfarmdays . Questions? contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County at (607) 272-2292 or email tompkins@cornell.edu.

  • SUN
    6th annual Rotary Road Rally

    Sunday Aug 11
    1 pm - 5 pm

    Maguire Toyota
    370 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

    Get Your Motor Running! The Ithaca Rotary Club’s 6th annual Rotary Rally is set for Sunday, August 11 at 1:00 pm. The FUNdraising rally begins at Maguire Toyota, 370 Elmira Rd, Ithaca and is a real blast! Bring the kids, the dog, and the neighbors – everyone is invited to join in this fun activity, rain or shine. Cost is $20 per adult; $10 children 12 – 18; free 11 and younger. All proceeds benefit the Ithaca Rotary Club’s programs. Special thanks to our event sponsor: the Maguire Family of Dealerships.

    Participants will follow clues in their cars along 30+ miles of country roads in and around Tompkins County, answering riddles and taking pictures along the way. The Rotary Rally will finish with the checkered flag at a “mystery” restaurant for prizes, drinks, and dinner (pay on your own). Cars must cross the finish line by 4:00 pm to be eligible for prizes. We’ll wrap up by 6:00.

    The Rotary Rally starting line this year is Maguire Toyota, 370 Elmira Rd (Route 13), Ithaca near the Speedway gas station; look for balloons and banner. The registration table opens at 1:00pm for one hour. Depart anytime within that hour, but all cars must be on the course by 2:00 when registration closes.

    Advance registration is encouraged but not required; walk-ins are welcome the day of the rally.

    More information and reg forms may be found at https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2079/stories/road-rally-2019

    Join us for a great day on the back roads for a great cause!

  • TUE
    The Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing Alumni Reading by Dorothy Chan, Nicholas Friedman, Ruth Joffre, & Daniel Peña

    Tuesday Aug 13
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall

    The Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing Alumni Reading by Dorothy Chan, Nicholas Friedman, Ruth Joffre, & Daniel Peña
    Thursday, November 14, 4:30 p.m.
    Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall

    Recipients of the 2019 Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing for excellence in publication will read from their works:

    Dorothy Chan BA ‘12, Poet
    Dorothy Chan is the author of Revenge of the Asian Woman, Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold, and the chapbook Chinatown Sonnets. She was a 2014 finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. Chan is the Poetry Editor of Hobart and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Visit her website at dorothypoetry.com.

    Nicholas Friedman MFA ’12, Poet
    Nicholas Friedman is the author of Petty Theft, winner of The New Criterion Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in the New York Times, POETRY, Yale Review, and other venues. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he is also the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He lives with his wife and son in Syracuse.

    Ruth Joffre BA ‘11, Author
    Ruth Joffre is the author of the story collection Night Beast. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Lightspeed, The Masters Review, Nashville Review, CutBank, and elsewhere. She lives in Seattle and teaches at the Hugo House.

    Daniel Peña MFA ‘12, Novelist
    Daniel Peña is a Pushcart Prize-winning writer and Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston-Downtown. A Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar and former Picador Guest Professor in Leipzig, Germany, his writing has appeared in Ploughshares, The Guardian, Kenyon Review, and NBC News among other outlets. His novel, Bang, is out now from Arte Publico Press.

    Philip Freund ’29, MA ’32, was a novelist, short-story writer, poet, documentary film writer, playwright, television dramatist, essayist, and literary critic. The Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing honors graduates upon their successful publication.

    Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall

    Free and open to the public

    For more information, visit english.cornell.edu/english-events, email creativewriting@cornell.edu or call 607.255.7847.

    The venues are wheelchair accessible and equipped with assistive listening technology. If you need accommodations to participate in these events, please contact us as soon as possible.

    Worried about parking? TCAT bus route 10 Commons-Cornell loop leaves Seneca Street station every 12 minutes on Thursday afternoons until 6:16p.m. and stops outside Klarman/Goldwin Smith Halls. After 6:16p.m., Route 10 runs every 24 minutes. Last trip from campus to downtown is at 7:28p.m. The cash fare for a single ride is $1.50.

    This event is presented by the Department of English / Creative Writing Program at Cornell University

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