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Infinity Visual and Performing Arts New Student Orientations

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts New Student Orientations

Join the Fun! New Students WELCOME!

Music, art, dance, and theater students of all levels are welcome to enroll in private and group lessons! The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will hold a new student orientation and intake session on Thursday, June 22.  

Please contact the Infinity Center at 716-664-0991 to register for a session and reserve your spot today.  Students may also register online at www.infinityperformingarts.org to be contacted for an orientation slot. Orientation sessions last approximately 30 minutes, including a tour of the Infinity Center and opportunities to meet Infinity staff members and schedule lessons.  

The Infinity Center is located at 301 East 2nd Street, Suite 101 in the Lynn Building.

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

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Experience Audubon After Dark on Friday Night, June 23

Experience Audubon After Dark on Friday Night, June 23

Jamestown, NY – On Friday night, June 23, you have the rare opportunity to explore Audubon Community Nature Center at night.

Many things happen at Audubon after the trails close at sunset. Different animals emerge from holes, under leaves and other hiding places. The forest looks different in the dark, with colors drained away. New sounds flow through the night: the trills of owls and the rumbles of frogs.

Learn more about the night while designing your own after-dark experience at the 9-11 p.m. “Aububon After Dark.” There will be mini-programs with naturalists and speakers, as well as interns to take people on general nature hikes.

From 9 to 9:45 p.m. you can choose to participate in a Family Night Hike, Owl Prowl, Bat Chat, or Moth Light.

From 9:45 to 10:15 p.m. you can relax by the fire and enjoy a s’more, visit the Moth Light, or go on a Bat Chat.

Audubon Nature Play Day – Mud Mania is Saturday, June 17

Audubon Nature Play Day – Mud Mania is Saturday, June 17

Jamestown, NY – Did you know that outdoor play for children: (1) supports creativity and problem-solving, (2) enhances cognitive abilities, (3) improves academic performance, (4) reduces attention deficit disorder, (5) reduces stress – and that’s not the full list.

“Mud Mania” is the subject of Audubon Community Nature Center’s final in a series of three Nature Play Days planned to inspire both kids and adults to make discoveries and feel more comfortable about the natural world through play.

Children ages three to eight and their favorite adults can drop in anytime from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 17, at Audubon’s Nature Play Area. Extra materials such as mud pie kitchen equipment, natural brushes, and water will be placed in the play area around the topic of playing with mud.

While children explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment, adults learn how to extend the play at home with handouts and a take-home item.

Audubon Presents Dragonfly Pendant Workshop in Dunkirk, Saturday, June 24

Audubon Presents Dragonfly Pendant Workshop in Dunkirk, Saturday, June 24

Jamestown, NY –  No experience is necessary for you to design and create an eye-catching dragonfly pendant from beautiful glass beads. 

On Saturday, June 24, the Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting a Dragonfly Pendant Workshop at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Avenue in Dunkirk.

At the 1-3 p.m. workshop, you can make a colorful pendant in the shape of a dragonfly using Swarovski crystals, seed beads, glass “dagger” beads for the wings, and tiny metal spacers.

Beadwork artist and teacher Anne Jackson will instruct you in making this charming piece of jewelry that you will be proud to wear or give as a special gift. A member of the Chautauqua County Society of Artists, Jackson teaches beading privately as well as at Audubon.

Participants are reminded to bring their glasses if they need them for close-up work.

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Heather Zimba Receives Audubon Community Nature Center Scholarship

Heather Zimba Receives Audubon Community Nature Center Scholarship

Jamestown, NY – Audubon Community Nature Center awarded its 2017 Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship to Heather Zimba of Jamestown, New York.

Every spring since 2003 Audubon’s Education Staff has raised scholarship funds through their Fledgling Birdathon. Participants look for as many species as possible over a 24-hour period, and generous supporters pledge an amount, either per species or in total. The end result is a $500 scholarship. 

This scholarship is named in memory of one of its very first recipients. Ryan Exline was an integral part of the Audubon family for many years, where he assisted with gardening, eagle care, live animal care, and educational programs. A resident of Russell, Pennsylvania, he was pursuing a master’s degree at Duke University when he died in a car accident. His love of nature and of nurturing future generations of “nature nerds” lives on through this scholarship.

The Ultimate Handcrafted Shopping Experience is Coming to Rochester

The Ultimate Handcrafted Shopping Experience is Coming to Rochester

Premier Promotions of WNY is pleased to announce it will bring its nationally acclaimed spring and holiday artisan markets to the Roc Dome Arena in Rochester in 2018! The Spring Artisan Market will be held April 6-8, while Christmas in the Country-Rochester will be held Nov. 9-11.

“We are very excited to be bringing our events to the Rochester area,” said Dan Kaczynski of Premier Promotions. “The Roc Dome is a world-class facility now after having undergone a complete renovation recently. It is conveniently located, parking is abundant and the facility is beautiful. We have always targeted patrons from the Rochester area with our other events, and now we get the opportunity to bring this experience directly to them.”

The events promise to be shopping experiences, designed to engage patrons of every interest on multiple levels. 

AAA WCNY, AT&T & NYS Police Team Up with WNY Officials to Host Distracted Driving Awareness Day

 AAA WCNY, AT&T & NYS Police Team Up with WNY Officials to Host Distracted Driving Awareness Day

York State Senators Chris Jacobs and Michael Ranzenhofer, AAA Western and Central New York, New York State Police and AT&T teamed up to raise awareness for AAA’s 100 Deadliest Days (the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen crash fatalities historically climb 15 percent compared to the rest of the year), as well as AT&T’s “It Can Wait” public education campaign and NYS distracted driving laws.

Distracted Driving Awareness Day in Western New York was hosted June 1 at AAA WCNY headquarters, where young drivers, parents and all those who visited the Amherst AAA were educated about the dangers of distracted driving.