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Vendors Sought for Collectors & Artisans Expo; Event to Benefit Local Organizations

Vendors Sought for Collectors & Artisans Expo; Event to Benefit Local Organizations

Fresh off a successful first Collectors’ Expo in September, a second Collectors & Artisans Expo has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

“We’re very excited to be bringing the Expo back to Buffalo’s Irish Heritage District just one week before the city celebrates St. Patrick’s Day,” said Joe Kirchmyer of West Seneca, organizer of the event. “We are currently accepting new vendors who can bring interesting items to the Expo such as sports memorabilia, coins, stamps, antiques, original artwork, handcrafted goods, trains, toys, bottles, comic books, music and theatre memorabilia, and more.”

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The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

Popular event to feature Food Truck Rodeo, expanded Tavern, Brian Moorman’s P.U.N.T. Foundation and 40 new artisans

An iconic Western New York tradition like no other, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 33rd season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 2-5. Patrons will discover more than 400 artisans spread out over five buildings, a Food Truck Rodeo for dining and The Tavern featuring handcrafted beverages, wines and spirits. Patrons can also connect and interact with the creators of countless product lines at the event.

Once again this year, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long. 

Land Conservancy Seeks Donations to Create Owens Falls Trails System

Land Conservancy Seeks Donations to Create Owens Falls Trails System

The Western New York Land Conservancy needs help from the community to complete a walking trail system at their newest preserve, The Owens Falls Sanctuary. The trail was designed by nationally-renowned firm Tahawus Trails. With two beautiful waterfalls, a deep ravine and acres of mature forest, the sanctuary is incredibly ecologically important. The Land Conservancy needs to raise at least another $25,000 by Nov. 15 to create the first section of the walking trail system so the preserve can be opened to the public as soon as possible.

Audubon Updates Facilities With Community Support

Audubon Updates Facilities With Community Support

Jamestown, NY – Audubon Community Nature Center is grateful to several groups for some facilities updates that were seriously needed.

The Maintenance Building, which turned 20 years old this year, was in need of a new roof. This project was made possible by a grant from the Edwin L. Danielson Community Service Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

Furnaces and air conditioners that were installed over 25 years ago also needed to be replaced. Several improvements, including upgrading HVAC ductwork, are being accomplished thanks to the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, the Lenna Foundation, and the Northern Allegheny Conservation Association.

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Audubon’s Rebel Nature Journal Sparks Creativity

Audubon’s Rebel Nature Journal Sparks Creativity

Jamestown, NY – Rachel Carson was a naturalist who wrote like a poet. Robert Frost was a poet who wrote about nature and science. Jamestown’s Roger Tory Peterson painted what he saw.

Two Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) staff have produced Rebel Nature Journal to lay the groundwork for its readers to learn to see and know their world like these well-known artist/naturalists, to engage with the world in a tangible way, and to express their experiences artistically.

With Projects Pool grant funding from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County, naturalist Katie Finch and artist Kimberly Turner created and published this gem of a book that focuses on the sights, sounds, feel and smell of the natural world and how to capture just a little bit of that on the page. 

Audubon’s October 21 Auction Features Unusual Opportunities

Audubon’s October 21 Auction Features Unusual Opportunities

Jamestown, N.Y. – Distinctive dining, professional sports, outdoor adventures, delightful handcrafted items – if any of these sound appealing, you won’t want to miss OctoberFEAST, Audubon Community Nature Center’s annual dinner and auction.

This year’s evening of fun, friendship, and giving will be Saturday, October 21, at the Nature Center.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for viewing live auction prizes, bidding on the silent auction, and visiting the cash bar.

During the six o’clock hour will be a delicious dinner that is sure to please vegans and omnivores alike.  As new specials are delivered to tapas food stations, you can eat as you wander throughout the building or fill your plate and take a comfy seat where you can enjoy the gorgeous fall scenery.

Jovial banter between the two board member auctioneers, John Beard and Nate Welker, guarantee an entertaining live auction from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Come to Audubon Nature Play Day Sunday, October 15

Come to Audubon Nature Play Day Sunday, October 15

Jamestown, NY – You and the young one(s) in your life are invited to come and play outside with a naturalist.

On Sunday afternoon, October 15, 2017, Audubon Community Nature Center is offering a Nature Play Day to let children explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment and learn how to continue the nature play experience at home.

Children ages two to eight and their favorite adults can drop in anytime from 1 to 4 p.m. in Audubon’s Nature Play Area.

Unstructured play outside is beneficial to a child’s physical and mental development as well as their understanding and appreciation of the natural world. However, concerns about safety, location, materials and the value of play are often barriers in creating these experiences. This program aims to inspire both kids and adults to make discoveries and feel more comfortable about the natural world through play.