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Western New York Land Conservancy to Celebrate 25 Years of Conservation Success at Annual Gala

Western New York Land Conservancy to Celebrate 25 Years of Conservation Success at Annual Gala

The Western New York Land Conservancy will host its annual gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Golden Ballroom at Statler City, celebrating 25 years of conserving our region’s special places. The regional land trust and its thousands of supporters have saved more than 6,000 acres of forests, wetlands, meadows and farms in the eight counties of Western New York since 1991. These places include, among many others, the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston, Niagara Escarpment Preserve in Lockport, Kenneglenn Scenic and Nature Preserve in Wales, Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora and farmland throughout the region. These places are protected forever because of the Land Conservancy and the efforts of its members. 

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Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Pulse Poetry Slam Event

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Pulse Poetry Slam Event

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will be hosting the September installment of Pulse Poetry Slam on Thursday, September 1 at 6:00pm at the Infinity Arts Café. This event is free, family friendly, and open to the public. Audience members and performers of all ages are welcome.

Performance poetry is an excellent way to express creativity while practicing performance and public speaking. Poets and audience-members welcome.

The Infinity Arts Café performance entrance is located at 300 East 3rd Street, through the doors of the old post office.

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Website http://www.infinityperformingarts.org/

13th Annual Local Music Showcase

13th Annual Local Music Showcase

Infinity will be holding its 13th Annual Local Music Showcase on Saturday, September 10 from 6pm-2am in Downtown Jamestown! Come out for a night of music and fun. For only $15 you can enjoy more than 50 musicians and bands performing in 13 venues throughout Downtown! Venues include: Brazil, Forte, Infinity Arts Café, Jamestown Skate Products, Jones Valhalla, Labyrinth Press Co, MoJo’s, Phoenix Rising Wellness Studio, Shawbucks, Studio Theater, The Q, The Pub, and the Wine Cellar!

Ticketing kiosks will be located at the Infinity Center, Phoenix Rising Wellness Center, and Shawbucks. Be sure to stop by a kiosk before joining the fun.

$10 Pre-sale tickets are available now at the Infinity Center at 301 East 2nd Street, Lynn Building, Suite 101, or online at www.infinityperformingarts.org/shop.

For a complete schedule of musicians please visit Infinity’s website or Local Music Showcase Facebook Page!

Audubon Needs Volunteers for Saturday’s Monarch Butterfly Festival

Audubon Needs Volunteers for Saturday’s Monarch Butterfly Festival

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center is looking for more volunteers to help visitors celebrate the life and migration of Monarch Butterflies at this Saturday’s (August 27) Monarch Butterfly Festival.  

While many volunteers have already signed up, a few more are needed to ensure that the festival’s many visitors all have an outstanding experience.

A number of job slots need filling at the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event. These include children’s crafts, admissions, butterfly room and caterpillar monitors, distributing insect nets, and kitchen staff.

Help is needed on Friday (August 26) as well to cut and arrange flowers for the indoor butterfly garden and to set up the children’s crafts room.

In addition to the reward of bringing joy to so many, especially children, all volunteers get free admission to the festival and a complimentary meal ticket.  

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Busy Month Ushers in Autumn Season at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Busy Month Ushers in Autumn Season at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Four events during the month of September will welcome the new season at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

The calendar kicks off with a Civil War Symposium from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. This year’s event will highlight the 100th New York Infantry Regimen and will honor the soldiers, families and descendants from this Western New York regiment. Guests will enjoy artifacts and informational displays in the Shaw Exhibit Building as well as a guest speaker! The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for military personnel and seniors, and $4 for children under 12. Children 3 and under are admitted free. 

Author Brendan Cunningham Plans Visit to Dog Ears Bookstore

Author Brendan Cunningham Plans Visit to Dog Ears Bookstore

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, will host local author Brendan J. Cunningham for a book-signing event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Cunningham’s “Potato Chips for the Soul” is an easy and fun read for those who want a quick pick-me-up or want to take a seriously brief mini-vacation from the toils of everyday life. This is a tongue-in-cheek version of the heartwarming stories that one can read in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series. Cunningham’s version offers 102 quick-read stories offering great advice and guaranteed to make you smarter and a more interesting conversationalist when you finish. Bet you can’t read just one!

Renowned Bird Researcher Returns to Audubon

Renowned Bird Researcher Returns to Audubon

Jamestown, NY – With migratory birds often traveling at night, it is difficult for scientists to monitor their declining flocks.

The researcher who determined how to track these birds by using their distinctive nighttime vocalizations is returning to the Audubon Nature Center as the guest speaker at the September 2 First Friday Lunch Bunch.

William Evans’s 11 a.m. program will be on the flight calls songbirds give in nocturnal migration and how monitoring them is leading to an independent method to monitor populations.

While we sleep, large waves of migrant birds pass over our houses during the spring and fall migration periods. Many utter short vocalizations to maintain contact with others and avoid mid-air collisions. On good migration nights thousands of these calls can be documented.