Events

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...

27 Apr 20180 SPECIAL EVENTS: 12th Annual Run for Literacy - Saturday May 12 @ 9:00am Join the fun and help support the library at our annual Run for Literacy! Registration starts at 8:00am, with runners starting the race at 9:00am and walkers starting at 9:05am. Stop by the front desk to register, or register online at prendergastlibrary.org. Women’s Suffrage Book Discussion - Wednesday May 23 @ 6:30pm Sponsored by WNYLRC, this event features Traci Langworthy, an associate professor of history at Jamestown Community College. She will lead a book discussion about Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life.   HELP YOUR KIDS LEARN AND HAVE...

27 Apr 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Apple blossoms only turn into delicious, multipurpose fruits if they survive and are pollinated. To ensure a good crop, come and learn how to care for your apple trees at blossom time from orchardist Al Yelvington at Audubon Community Nature Center on Friday, May 4, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m. At the Apples All Year Long: Blossom Time, Now What? workshop you will learn what treatments should happen at blossoming, that not all varieties have the same pollination needs and how to best encourage and protect those trees and blossoms. Blossom may be the most cheerful time of year for an apple tree, but it is also a precarious...

20 Apr 20180 Jamestown, NY – With a little bit of knowledge, nature can be your grocery store. On Saturday morning, April 28, at Audubon Community Nature Center's Spring Wild Edibles workshop you can learn to identify spring greens, flowers and other wild plants available this time of year and how you can eat them. Some people forage for survival, others to save on the grocery bill, still others for fun. Foraging can also be a wonderful way to spend time outside, learn plant identification, try new foods, nourish your body, and strengthen your connection to the earth and the food it produces. At the 10 a.m.-noon workshop you can discover how...

13 Apr 20180 May 12 Beer & Wine Tasting Event to be Held on Two Rinks (Jamestown, NY) - The 4th Annual Spring Grapes & Hops Festival presented by the Media 1 Group and the Northwest Arena is returning to the Northwest Arena on Saturday, May 12 from 3-7pm. The event will feature beer samplings and wine tasting from local breweries and wineries, as well as business vendors from around the area. This year’s festival will be the biggest yet, and will feature local wineries and over thirty breweries on two rinks. Announced beverage vendors include: Southern Tier Brewing Company, Four Mile Brewing, Big Ditch Brewing Company, Merritt Winery,...

13 Apr 20180 Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4 PM at St. James Roman Catholic Church Performing will be The Jamestown Choral Society under the direction of Andy Schmidt. They will be featuring music from the founder of the Choral Society & The Jamestown Conservatory of Music in the early 1900’s, Samuel Thorstenberg. This will be music made in Jamestown and not heard for over 100 years. In addition, the Choral Society will be performing the classic work “Te Deum” by Franz Josef Haydn. Joining the Choral Society will be The St. Luke’s Junior Choir, The Southwestern Choraliers, directed by Sue Huther, and female Acapella group,...

12 Apr 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Spring brings out frogs, salamanders, and other fascinating creatures. At Audubon Community Nature Center's Awesome Amphibians on Saturday, April 14, you can spend time with both local and exotic frogs and salamanders. You can get a close look at some amazing amphibians from all over the world at the 1-4 p.m. event. You can also go on a frog walk outside and learn more about local amphibians. The word amphibian means two-lives, as these small vertebrates spend their lives in the water and on land. They begin life in water with gills and tails.  As they grow, they develop lungs and legs for their life on land,...

28 Mar 20181 The Chautauqua County Historical Society (CCHS) will hold its 2018 annual meeting on Saturday, April 21 at Lakeshore Assembly of God (252 E. Main St., Westfield). Both CCHS members and guests should take note the venue is a new location compared to previous years. Highlighting the day is a special presentation on two noteworthy artists from the Chautauqua Region: "Chautauqua County Artists Richard Sigafoos and Russell Welch,” presented by Lori Humphreys. Richard Sigafoos (1908-1985) was a noted impressionist artist, muralist, illustrator and teacher primarily known for his landscapes and marine paintings. His paintings have been...
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