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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...

26 Mar 20180 Theatre students from the State University of New York at Fredonia chalked up their best performance in recent memory in Tech Olympics competition at the national conference of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) capturing three first places and a pair of second and third places. The contingent – all seniors and members of the student USITT chapter – also returned to campus with second-best overall team honors. More than 125 students from over 20 schools from across the country typically attend the conference, held March 14-17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this year, to compete in different skills...

26 Mar 20180 An award-winning Broadway musical that offers a powerful and frank look at the journey from adolescence to adulthood is the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance will present six performances of the rock musical “Spring Awakening” from April 6 to 14 in Marvel Theatre on the Fredonia campus. Dates and performance times are April 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 8. Because it centers on mature themes and includes sexual content and strong language, this production is recommended for adults...

26 Mar 20180 Internationally recognized jazz vibraphonist Christos Rafalides will visit the State University of New York at School of Music on Wednesday, April 4, to participate in an afternoon rehearsal of the Fredonia Student Association Percussion Guild, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Mason Hall Room 1080, and perform in concert with the same ensemble at 8 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public. After earning a B.A. from Berklee College of Music, Mr. Rafalides, who was born in Greece, relocated to New York City to study with acclaimed jazz vibraphonist Joe Locke at the Manhattan School of Music and immersed himself in the...

26 Mar 20180 Jamestown High School senior Lauren Garvey’s artwork was selected for the Albright-Knox Future Curator Exhibition. Her work will be exhibited from Friday, April 13th to Sunday, May 13th at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. The opening will be held Thursday, April 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Lauren’s work was selected out of 600 submitted works throughout Western New York and Canada, in which only approximately 60 were chosen to be in the exhibition. Lauren created her work in her JHS Drawing class, a JCC College Connection course, which also earns her college credit. This is the fourth year JHS has submitted work to the...

13 Mar 20180 Jamestown, NY – The spring equinox marks the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north. You are invited to celebrate this first day of spring with a hike on the beautiful grounds of Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC). Audubon will provide the landscape and a naturalist to lead you through the woodlands on, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. On this 3-4 p.m. Happy Hour Hike, you can explore Audubon’s trails to see what’s coming alive and then head to a local restaurant to enjoy some local brews. The earliest spring risers are sprouting and awakening,...

13 Mar 20180 Acclaimed conservation photographer and filmmaker Chris Linder will present “Adélie Penguins of the Antarctic” and “The Big Thaw” at 7 p.m. on March 21 in Jamestown Community College’s Scharmann Theatre. The event, free and open to the public, features images Linder has taken of what he calls “the most inaccessible and hauntingly beautiful places” on Earth. Linder, a visual storyteller whose specialty is documenting research in the Arctic and Antarctic, uses photography to educate and inspire people about science and conservation. “The Big Thaw” examines how vast stores of ancient carbon located in permafrost soils are...

5 Mar 20180 Zonta Club of Jamestown brings 5th annual LUNAFEST to the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, March 10th at 7pm. This unique film festival highlights nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women's health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. Proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit Zonta of Jamestown's local scholarship named after MaryLou Costanzo, a former member of the Zonta Club of Jamestown, and Chicken & Egg Pictures, a nonprofit organization that supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative...
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