Events

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...

28 Mar 20180 If you like garage sales, you will want to be at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) on Saturday, April 7. With an open house style format, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can name your price on items that need a new home. From aquariums to books, and posters to dishes, ACNC is looking to rehome some of its possessions. At this event you give a donation for the items you want. Audubon encourages reusing, recycling, upcycling and repurposing. Come with your imagination fired up: the possibilities are endless. Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y.,...

28 Mar 20180 You can enjoy an audio tour of bird song that is sure to get you outside experiencing the native birds around us. The topic for Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch, 11 a.m.on April 6, 2018, is “Interpreting the Songs, Calls and Vocalizations of the Wild Birds of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania.” The vocalizations are presented by the recordist Jim Berry, who has been honing his birding skills in the fields and forests of the region for the past 20 years. The program will be of interest to those who have a curiosity about how birds communicate, to those who are beginning to learn natural...

28 Mar 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – If you have a favorite apple, you could learn how to graft it onto your existing tree. Orchardist Al Yelvington will lead Audubon Community Nature Center’s workshop “Apples All Year Long: Planting and Grafting” on Friday, April 6, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m. You can gain a hands-on introduction to grafting techniques for apple trees to replicate favorites or known varieties as well as learn the best way to plant your new apple tree. If you collected scion wood in the spring while pruning, this is the time to graft it onto your rootstock. For those starting their home orchard, April is the best time regionally to plant...
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