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Audubon Offering Workshop in Mushroom Identification

Audubon Offering Workshop in Mushroom Identification

Jamestown, NY – Mushrooms are popping up all over. There are red ones, green ones, and even purples ones. Some are edible. Some have deadly poison.

On Wednesday evening, September 14, the Audubon Nature Center is presenting Mushroom Mania, a workshop where you can discover the wonderful world of mushrooms and learn more about them.

Mushrooms can be hard to identify. This 6-8 p.m. class will showcase some good field guides, describe what to look for to identify a mushroom, and feature a foray on the trails to find and identify a variety of mushrooms.

Workshop instructor is Garrett Taylor, a dedicated mushroom hunter with years of experience finding and eating mushrooms. He recently discovered a new species of mushroom in Cattaraugus County and continues to expand his mushroom knowledge

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“Evening Photography” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting

“Evening Photography” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting

Jamestown, NY – “Evening Photography” is the subject at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, September 8, at 6:15 p.m. Cathy Abers-Kimball will describe best practices for either morning or evening photography, covering specific techniques for these times of day.

“Bokeh” and “Lighting Angles” are the topics for the image review that begins the meeting. Bokeh is about using the out-of- focus elements in the image to direct attention to your subject. Lighting Angles is a study of how front, side, and back light affect the look of your subject.

Illustrated presentations on not worrying about lens sharpness or noise and how to learn your camera will be in the 15-minute tech portion of the meeting.

A social time follows the program.

West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Conclude with Customer Appreciation Day

West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Conclude with Customer Appreciation Day

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will wrap up its 2016 season on Thursday, Sept. 1, with Customer Appreciation Day! The market takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue features approximately 25 vendors selling a wide variety of products. Cub Scout Pack 616 will host the market’s community group table on Sept. 1, while Nowhere Men will provide musical entertainment from approximately 5:30 to 7 p.m.   

For Customer Appreciation Day, several vendors will offer discounts to help you stock up on products for the long off-season! 

Mouths are Watering in Anticipation of the Annual Taste of East Aurora Event

Mouths are Watering in Anticipation of the Annual Taste of East Aurora Event

The fifth annual Taste of East Aurora, featuring restaurants and food-related businesses with ties to the Greater East Aurora community, returns from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, on Main Street, from Olean Road to Riley Street.

“More than 30 local restaurants and business sponsors will participate in this fun-filled event that the entire family can enjoy,” said Gary Grote, executive director of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. “The event will take place rain or shine and is always popular with both locals and out of town guests. We invite everyone near and far to come out and spend the day exploring our beautiful village!”

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Rural Outreach Center to Present ‘Roctober’ Event at Elm Street Bakery

Rural Outreach Center to Present ‘Roctober’ Event at Elm Street Bakery

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting rural poverty, will host a fun-filled “Roctober” event from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Elm Street Bakery, 72 Elm St., East Aurora.

The event will feature Elm Street Bakery food, wine and beer, one-of-a-kind silent auction items and music by Doug Yeomans. Tickets to this special event are limited and are available for a $50 donation to the ROC. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Elm Street Bakery, and proceeds will be used to support programs and social work for the underserved and impoverished, helping all to become self-sufficient.

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. 

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/