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Infinity Visual and Performing Arts to hold Tag Days Fundraiser

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts to hold Tag Days Fundraiser

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts to hold Tag Days Fundraiser

JAMESTOWN (May 10, 2017) – Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will be holding their annual Tag Days fundraiser on two Saturdays in May! As a non-profit organization, Infinity relies on the support of our wonderful community to help uphold our mission of providing a safe, secure, and positive learning environment for Chautauqua County young people!

Infinity music students will be performing and handing out information about Infinity’s programming on Saturday, May 13 from 10am-6pm at Sam’s Club in Lakewood. Infinity will also be holding Tag Days on Saturday, May 20 at Walmart in Lakewood between 10am and 6pm.

Making a donation to Infinity during tag days helps provide quality arts education opportunities at the Infinity Center including classes, group experiences, workshops, ensembles, performances, and more!

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BBB, AT&T, ASIS, U.S. Attorney’s Office and others partner to present free cybersecurity event

BBB, AT&T, ASIS, U.S. Attorney’s Office and others partner to present free cybersecurity event

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 60 percent of small businesses that experience a data breach or a cyber-attack are unable to maintain business. In addition, the average cost to fix an attack or a breach is close to $700,000.

To help educate Western New Yorker’s on how to protect their business from an attack or a breach, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, AT&T, American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Western New York have partnered with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Crimestoppers, Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation, Lawley, Lincoln Archives to host a free cybersecurity seminar, featuring experts on topics including:

·         Cyber security and your business

·         Securing your mobile device and data

·         Cyber security insurance

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Instructors

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Instructors

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (May 10, 2017) – Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new instructors! Ryan Hawkins (Steel Drum) and Kate Rinko (Infinite Exploration).

Ryan co-directs Infinity’s Steel Drum Ensemble and beginning Steel Drum classes. Kate is teaching Infinity’s newest private lesson experience,  “Infinite Exploration!”

Do you want to join Infinity, but you aren't sure where to start?

Sign up for "Infinite Exploration", and you will receive a 30 minute private lesson each week exploring a variety of different instruments and art forms!  Discover the right fit for you!

Infinite Exploration Lessons include experiences such as:

Piano, Ukulele, Dance, Film, Photography, Rhythm, Reading Music, Steel Drums, Hand Drums, Guitar, Art

Ryan Hawkins- Steel Drum Instructor

Time to Start Taking Pictures for Audubon Nature Photography Contest

Time to Start Taking Pictures for Audubon Nature Photography Contest

Jamestown, NY – With spring come new growth to wildflowers, plants, and trees, new critters in ponds, fields, woods, and forest, and beautiful landscapes to charm the eye.

What better time to set your eye to your camera and enter Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2017 Nature Photography Contest.

Now in its seventh year, the competition is designed to encourage anyone who enjoys doing photography – from beginners to professionals – to enter their images and compete for prizes.

Winners over the years have come from as far away as Beijing, China, and as near-by as just down the road from Audubon’s 600-acre wetland preserve with its more than five miles of trails, native tree arboretum, natural play space, educational gardens, and Liberty, a non-releasable Bald Eagle, in her outdoor enclosure. 

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Get a Match for Your Audubon Community Nature Center Donation

Get a Match for Your Audubon Community Nature Center Donation

Jamestown, NY – Thanks to the Community Foundation of Warren County, you have an opportunity to get a match for your gift to Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC).

With its “Warren Gives” program, the Community Foundation will be accepting and tracking donations, strictly online, and contributions will be matched. All contributions made at warrengives.org between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, will receive a match in proportion to the amounts received by each participating organization.

The 2017 $40,000 Matching Funds Sponsors are: Community Foundation, Betts Foundation, Blair Corporation, DeFrees Family Memorial Fund, Northwest Charitable Trust, Sara Sokolski Family Fund, and United Refining Company.

Audubon Has Patch Opportunities for Scouts and Others

Audubon Has Patch Opportunities for Scouts and Others

Jamestown, NY – Jennifer Schlick, Program Director at Audubon Community Nature Center recently sent information about earning Fun Patches to area Scout Councils and leaders.

“But really,” Schlick explained, “we’re happy to have any interested child earn a patch at one of four special events over the next few months.”

To earn these brightly colored patches, a child just needs to pick up and complete a list of requirements any time during the hours the event is held. He or she can then purchase a patch for $3 (in addition to the regular admission), on a first-come, first-served basis.

Events where patches can be earned are:

Land Conservancy Awarded $70,000 from NYS Environmental Protection Fund Grants

Land Conservancy Awarded $70,000 from NYS Environmental Protection Fund Grants

This week, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state. Representatives from the DEC joined conservation leaders from around New York to unveil the grantees at an event co-hosted by the Land Trust Alliance and the Hudson Highlands Land Trust. The grants are funded through NYS’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), and the Land Trust Alliance administers the Conservation Partnership Program in coordination with DEC. The Western New York Land Conservancy received two grants worth $70,000 to support conservation in our region.