Events

14 Jul 20180 Contributed Article A Silent Auction will be held at the Chautauqua Institution on Sunday, July 15 from 12 – 2:30 as part of the annual Great American Picnic. The Auction funds scholarships for Chautauqua County high school literary arts students to spend an all-expense paid week at the Institution, taking classes, attending lectures and concerts, and living on the grounds with a host family. The Auction and Picnic are sponsored by the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Alumni Fund and take place on the lawn of the CLSC Alumni Hall. Donations have been pouring in, including some collectible Chautauquaiana, such as Cat’s...

7 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Whether weeds, insects, or fungi, there are bound to be pests affecting your apple trees. On Saturday, July 14, 1-3 p.m. Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting a workshop on Apples All Year Long: Pest Management. Orchardist Al Yelvington will teach you about the common pests that frequently bother apple trees and ways to control them. Beginning with a general approach, you will learn how to identify pests, effective ways to survey your trees, and about integrated pest management for apples. While many pests already have a foothold by this time of the...

6 Jul 20180 Contributed Article The Garden Walk Committee The Maple Springs Community is proud to host their 6th Garden Walk on July 14 from 10am to 2pm with the theme of “Porches and Posies”. Garden Walk Committee member, Marilyn Martin noticed on her daily walk that Maple Springs not only boasts beautiful gardens and landscaping but also the most welcoming porches. Many of the homes in Maple Springs were built when the front porch was the connection to your neighbors and that tradition condition continues. Over 20 flower-filled gardens and cozy porches are included on the tour for the viewing pleasure of participants. The Garden Walk also...

2 Jul 20180 The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Jackson Rohm will be the featured performer for the first concert of the 2018 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series. Held on Thursday, July 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., the performance will take place at Lakeside Park, located along Route 394 in the Village of Mayville, NY. Jackson Rohm has been performing as a solo performer for many years. Now a resident of California, he comes back to his home town in the summer to perform at different venues, including our summer concert series at which he is a favorite. He has created a catalog of original...

29 Jun 20180 Libraries Rock! is the NYS Summer Reading theme and Ellington Farman Library is ready to rock with the kids in all different ways. From rocket making to rocking out with drums and rhythm games, the children will enjoy all kinds of variations on the theme as they learn, read and have fun this summer at the library. Ellington Farman Library will run their Summer Reading Program sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 2pm. The program kicks off July 10th and runs thru August 9th. Jamestown Thunder Drum Group will have the kids learning drumming techniques on July 17th and fantastic feats of juggling will be performed by the group...

23 Jun 20180 Erie, PA: The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce Lake Erie Cyclefest will add two new rides to its second annual event, as it partners with Erie’s Blues & Jazz Festival, creating a packaged Rhythm and Ride Weekend. The event will kick off Thursday, August 2 and feature six total cycling events through Sunday, August 5. Proceeds from Lake Erie Cyclefest will once again benefit EmergyCare, WQLN and the YMCA of Greater Erie. Representatives from each organization, as well as VisitErie, the Erie Sports Commission, Erie Arts & Culture, Erie County and City of Erie announced the updated event at a press conference on Tuesday,...

23 Jun 20180 Presenting sponsor Snug Harbor Marina & Service Center and the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy have announced their 32nd Annual Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament. The Pro-Am will be held at the Chautauqua Golf Club’s Lake Course on Monday, June 25th. The event will have an 11:00 AM shotgun start. There are many sponsorship opportunities available, a portion of which is tax deductible. Area businesses are especially encouraged to sponsor this event; a Bronze Level sponsorship includes a team of three golfers. The “Score One for the Lake!” tournament welcomes both male and female amateur golfers. Each team will include a visiting...

18 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – On Friday, June 22, you have the rare opportunity to explore Audubon Community Nature Center at night. At “Audubon After Dark,” you can enjoy the campfire and numerous activities to help you learn more about the night. You will be able to choose between going on an owl prowl to find resident owls or searching for elusive, local bats. Local experts as well as Audubon naturalists and interns will lead the programs. The world changes in the dark, and many things happen at Audubon after the trails close at sunset. Different animals emerge from holes, under leaves, and other hiding places. The forest looks...

15 Jun 20180 FREDONIA – The Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival celebrates its 23rd year when it returns to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House June 15-17. Under Artistic Director Grant Cooper, the series of three concerts explores both the masterworks and lesser-known orchestral music of 17th and 18th century Baroque composers. While the music of J.S. Bach is the foundation of the Festival, performances also often feature music by familiar composers such as Vivaldi and Handel. The “Beyond” in the Festival’s name refers to the inclusion of works of other lesser-known (and some present-day) composers who are artistically linked to the more...

15 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Bird banding is an established technique used to discover details about the behaviors of birds. Ornithologists will be working at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturdays, June 16 and 23. You can drop in any time between 6 a.m. and noon to learn how bird banding is conducted and why. You can walk side-by-side with these bird scientists to learn how they capture birds in mist nets, weigh, measure, and identify them, fit them with a uniquely numbered band, and then set them free. If the weather is too harsh for the safety of the birds, the nets will not be open and an alternate date will be chosen. Come on your...
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