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17 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Board Jamestown, N.Y. – The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) is looking for advanced music students from Chautauqua County and surrounding counties who play an orchestral instrument: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Students playing at NYSSMA levels IV, V and VI are invited to apply for the CRYS Chamber Orchestra by the Wednesday, September 19, deadline. Rehearsals begin Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m.-noon, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 35 West Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood. There will be performance possibilities during this fall session as well as...

16 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - By Chris Flanders Board Member, Seal Lion Project, Ltd The repair of the Bemus Point Stow Ferry started in April of this year and it is still an ongoing struggle to complete all the work needed to satisfy the marine survey done this spring. As a quick review for those of you who have been busy with your summer schedules of family, work and fun, the Ferry has been out of service. It is out of service because it has safety and structural issues cited by the State of New York Marine Surveyors during its every-ten-year out of-the water inspection. These issues must be rectified before the Ferry can go back into public...

16 Sep 20180 Wednesday Afternoons, September 19 to October 17 Contributed Article Jamestown, N.Y. – Following the popularity of her spring sessions, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher Rachel Tome will continue to teach Chair Yoga at the Unitarian Church on Wednesday afternoons, September 19 to October 17. The 1:30-2:30 p.m. classes will be at the church at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown. This is an opportunity for those who have trouble getting down to and up from the floor to learn to do real yoga while sitting on a chair. The chair is also beneficial to use when practicing balancing poses. These classes will emphasize improving...

15 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Chautauqua Mall LAKEWOOD, NY – Chautauqua Mall announced today that Spirit Halloween will join the center’s lineup of tenants. The Halloween specialty retailer will offer decorations, accessories and costumes for all ages. Spirit Halloween will occupy 20,000 square feet in the former Bon-Ton building and is expected to open by September 15. Chautauqua Mall will also welcome an eyebrow threading concept, Amazing Shape, this month. Amazing Shape will occupy a 511 square foot space next to Dipson Theatre. In addition to providing eyebrow threading services, the new retailer will offer a selection of women’s...

15 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – You are invited to join Audubon Community Nature Center in honoring volunteers, celebrating the successes of the year, and welcoming new Board members at the Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner on Monday, September 24. The public is welcome to participate in this festive evening. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the Fireplace Room. Dinner is at 6 p.m., with the buffet set up in the Exhibit Hall and seating in the Multipurpose Room. New board members will be installed at the 6:45 p.m. business meeting, followed by the...

14 Sep 20180 Saturday Afternoon, September 15   Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Increase your knowledge, and nature can be your grocery store. You can learn to identify fall fruits, nuts, and other wild plants available this time of year and how you can eat them on Saturday, September 15, 2-4 p.m., at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Fall Wild Edibles workshop. Some people forage for survival, others to save on the grocery bill, still others for fun. Foraging is a wonderful way to spend time outside, learn plant identification, try new foods, nourish your body, and strengthen your...

14 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Jamestown Public Schools – The Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band will host bands from around New York and Pennsylvania for its 40th Annual Fall Festival of Bands this Saturday, September 15th at 6:30 p.m. at Strider Field. JHS Marching Band will perform their 2018 show, Canon. The Fall Festival of Bands is the JHS Marching Band’s major yearly fundraiser. Bands performing this year are: Eisenhower, Girard, Northwestern, Iroquois, Falconer/Frewsburg, Pioneer, West Seneca, Orchard Park and Jamestown. Tickets are $6 presale and $8 at the door (gates open at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets for admission can be...

14 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Puzzle.” It will be screened on Sat., Sept. 15, and Tues., Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. “Puzzle” is a closely observed portrait of Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being very, very...

14 Sep 20180 Saturday Morning, September 15 Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Let children explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment while you learn how to continue the nature play experience at home. Come to Audubon Community Nature Center’s next Nature Play Day on Saturday morning, September 15. Children ages two to eight and their favorite adults can drop in anytime from 10 a.m. to noon at the Nature Play Area. It is an open house format so you can stay as long as you would like. At Nature Play Days on the third Saturday of the month, young children are free to be creative with...
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