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Learn Beginning Bonsai at Audubon on Sunday, July 23

Learn Beginning Bonsai at Audubon on Sunday, July 23

Jamestown, NY – Are you fascinated by bonsai, the ornamental tree or shrub grown as a miniature in a container to be a piece of art?

On Sunday afternoon, July 23, you can learn to create miniature trees in the Japanese bonsai tradition at “The Art of Bonsai for Beginners” at the Audubon Community Nature Center.

From 2 to 4 p.m. Trenton Lutes will teach the history of bonsai, the specialized tools used, the most common styles, and general bonsai care -- all while you create your own bonsai tree. He will share information gathered from years of experience to instruct the beginning bonsai enthusiast in the techniques needed to turn a standard nursery stock plant into your very own bonsai tree.

Using pre-selected nursery stock you will find the front and line of the trees, use careful pruning and pinching to remove unwanted branches, leaves and needles, as well as use basic wiring techniques to help shape the trees.

Explore Buffalo Lists July Tours and Events

Explore Buffalo Lists July Tours and Events

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other unique opportunities where guests can discover the region’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of July events. 

Explore Buffalo’s walking tours are back! All your favorites plus new tours added this summer. Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for tours. Walk-ups are welcome! For security reasons, all credit card payments must be made in advance. Advance reservations with a credit card can be made online until the tour starting time. Cash or checks are accepted at the start of the tour. If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email or be prepared to show it on your phone.

Counting Down to International Music and Dance at TD Sunfest 2017

Counting Down to International Music and Dance at TD Sunfest 2017

TD Sunfest 2017, Canada’s premier celebration of world cultures, returns to nearby London, Ontario’s Victoria Park from July 6-9!

A free admission event, the park will open daily at 11 a.m., with opening ceremonies scheduled to take place at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, July 6. Live music will be featured from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday and noon to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

How can you whisk around the world, savoring all that summer has to offer while avoiding high admission and travel costs?

Infinity Arts Café- Kaleidoscope Night

Infinity Arts Café- Kaleidoscope Night

Students from the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will be showcasing their talents at a Kaleidoscope performance on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 7pm-8:30pm at the Infinity Arts Café.

Kaleidoscope nights are an ever-changing but interesting mix, featuring a wide variety of performers, such as; Infinity music, poetry, dance, or theater students, Infinity instructors, or invited guests from the community! The show is always different!

This event is free, family friendly, and open to the public.

The Infinity Arts Café performance entrance is located at 300 East 3rd Street. Look for the neon guitar!

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Website http://www.infinityperformingarts.org/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1287470424703269/

World-class Drum Corps from San Antonio Coming to WNY in July

World-class Drum Corps from San Antonio Coming to WNY in July

As a prelude to the Aug. 6 Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions competition taking place at New Era Field in Orchard Park, the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas will be making a promotional tour stop in Gowanda on July 6. Arriving from a competition in Boston, the Crossmen will be utilizing Gowanda Central School’s facilities for a day-long rehearsal.

With musical-athlete membership of 150 strong, the Crossmen compete in Drum Corps International’s (DCI) World Class level, which is considered marching music’s major league. The corps finished in tenth place in last year’s DCI World Championships held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Founded in 1974, the Crossmen are a 501 (c)(3) education and youth development organization assisting young people in becoming outstanding individuals through music and the performing arts.

Infinity Announces Summer Camp Schedule!

Infinity Announces Summer Camp Schedule!

Spend your summer exploring the arts! The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center has a fun-filled lineup of day camps and mini camps for summer 2017 that you won’t want to miss!

Available day camps include:

Music & Arts Explorers (Ages 5-12), July 10-14th, 9am-4pm

Infinity's Music & Arts Time Machine (Ages 5-12) , July 24-28th, 9am-4pm

Center Stage Academy (Ages 8-16) , August 7-11th, 9am-4pm

Infinity's Excellent Adventure (Ages 5-12) , August 21-25, 9am-4pm

Available mini-camps include:

Pulse Poetry Open Mic Night

Pulse Poetry Open Mic Night

Call all poets and poetry lovers!!! The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will be hosting, “Pulse Poetry Slam Open Mic Night” on Thursday, July 6 at 6:00pm at the Infinity Arts Café. Poets and audience-members welcome.

Pulse Poetry Slam events are free, family friendly, and open to the public.

The Infinity Arts Café performance entrance is located at 300 East 3rd Street in downtown Jamestown! Look for the blue neon guitar!

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