Events

20 May 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has added another special event to its Audubon Exclusives of distinctive opportunities and unusual experiences created to help fund ACNC programs. At Baldies and Brews on Wednesday, May 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., you can learn more about our country's national bird and enjoy some local flavors. Baldies and Brews is an opportunity to discover things you never knew about Bald Eagles, visit a Bald Eagle nest as close as the law allows, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of Audubon's Bald Eagle, Liberty. Participants meet at the Nature Center. The adults-only event opens with hors...

17 May 20180 Committee Designates Sunday, June 10th For Annual Event Ellicottville, NY: The Ellicottville – Great Valley Trail (EVGV Trail) will host its 2nd Annual Ham -and- Turkey Raffle Party on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the Ellicottville American Legion Post located at 6500 Maples Rd. in Ellicottville. The party begins at 1:00 pm. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the EVGV Trail, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Nannen Arboretum. Admission tickets are $20 and admits one person and a guest into the event. Complementary draft beer, soft drinks and pizza are included. In addition to dozens of drawings for free ham and turkey,...

15 May 20180 Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care has announced the dates of its annual Service of Remembrance and Memorial Butterfly Release. The first service will be held on Saturday, June 2 at 1pm at Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirk and the second will be held at 1pm on Sunday, June 3 at Lakewood Rod & Gun Club.   CHPC has presents the remembrance services for community members to commemorate loved ones who have passed away. The services include a short program and music followed by the release of live butterflies, which can be purchased to memorialize a loved one.   "Everyone is invited to participate in the services,...

11 May 20180 Jamestown, NY – Continuing a long-standing tradition, on Sunday afternoon, May 13, naturalist Jack Gulvin will lead the Audubon Community Nature Center's annual Mother's Day Wildflower Walk at the Bentley Preserve now owned and operated by the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy. Starting at 2 p.m. at the entrance to Bentley Preserve just north of Jamestown, walkers meander through the woods in search of spring wildflowers and other spring treasures. The hike features all the spring flowers in bloom, from the yellowish green to purple Blue Cohosh to Stinking Benjamin, another name for Red Trillium. The two-hour Mother's Day event is an...

4 May 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – "Long Exposure/Slow Speed Photography" and "Spring" are the topics for the image review that opens the Audubon Nature Photography Club's regular meeting on Thursday, May 10, at 6:15 p.m. You are invited to come and see how participants interpret and portray these subjects. There will also be a show-and-tell time when members can share some of their best pictures. The featured speaker will be announced at the meeting. A social time follows the program. First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on...

4 May 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – At Little Explorers you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn about the rainbow of colors that May brings to the world. "Color Me" is the theme for this Audubon Community Nature Center program on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. May seems like the rainbow month. The April showers have encouraged the flowers to show their colors. Birds are in bright outfits to attract mates, and the trees are even getting in on the fun. You can learn why May is such a colorful month, go on a color scavenger hunt, and find out why some things camouflage rather than color up. A lesson inside is...

4 May 20180 amestown, N.Y. – According to Wikipedia, fly fishing is "an angling method in which an artificial 'fly' is used to catch fish." Others would call it one of the most elegant outdoor activities. Whatever it is to you, you are invited to learn more at Beginning Fly Fishing at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday, May 12, 1-4 p.m. This introductory class includes a lesson on the history of fly fishing, rod assembly, gear overview and casting practice. Casting a nearly weightless fly requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of casting. Fly fishermen use hand tied flies that resemble natural...

27 Apr 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – What would you experience if you could walk 3,600 miles through much of the wilderness of the western United States? Jake Prindle-Cassidy did just that from March to October last year. His presentation "A Walk Across the West" at Audubon Community Nature Center's First Friday Lunch Bunch, 11 a.m. on May 4, chronicles this adventure. Prindle-Cassidy is a native of Kiantone, New York. After graduating from the University of Rochester in December of 2016, he decided to pursue his passion by taking a long walk. Beginning his trip in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas, he forded many rivers flooded with...

27 Apr 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – The need for blood is urgent. Twice a year, Audubon Community Nature Center hosts an American Red Cross blood drive that has a special birdseed incentive. "A Pint for a Pound" means that when you give blood at Audubon on Monday, April 30, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Red Cross will gift a pound of Conewango Blend birdseed to you and one pound to the Nature Center. You can choose to take home your birdseed or donate it for Audubon's feeders. Conewango Blend is a mix of birdseed formulated by Audubon's own experts to attract a wide array of birds to your feeders. After filling local needs first, the American...

27 Apr 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – The Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution is widely recognized as one of the premier performance venues in the region. On Sunday, May 6, it will ring with music performed by the orchestras of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS). The 4 p.m. Spring Gala Concert will feature the student musicians of CRYS's Young Artists Orchestra and String Chamber Orchestra. They will be under the direction of acclaimed conductor and performer Bryan Eckenrode, who has been the organization's Conductor and Music Director since 2003. The varied program includes works ranging from Haydn, Mozart, Grieg and Bach to...
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