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Infinity Flapjack Fundraiser

Infinity Flapjack Fundraiser

Come have breakfast with us at Lakewood Applebees! 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

8AM-10AM

United Arts Appeal Organizations Offering Varied Holiday Fare

United Arts Appeal Organizations Offering Varied Holiday Fare

Jamestown, NY – Nothing adds to the celebration of the season like experiencing a live holiday performance.

United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) member organizations are contributing to the festivities with a number of exciting opportunities.

Two UAA members are teaming up for a holiday production on Wednesday, December 6. The Jamestown Concert Association will present the Western New York Chamber Orchestra’s “Poinsettia Pops” at the festively decorated Reg Lenna Civic Center in downtown Jamestown. Lobby doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments and merriment, while a Southwestern High School string ensemble provides pre-concert music from the lobby balcony. For ticket information on the 7:30 concert, visit reglenna.com or call the Reg box office at (716) 484-7070.

You Are Invited to Audubon’s Family Volunteer Day, Saturday Morning, December 2

You Are Invited to Audubon’s Family Volunteer Day, Saturday Morning, December 2

Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center has an opportunity for you and the children in your life to give back to the community during the holiday season.

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, children ages 2-15 and their favorite adult(s) are invited to Family Volunteer Day.

Volunteers can choose from a variety of different jobs around Audubon. Each task supports the animals or visitors to Audubon throughout the year. 

Projects may include creating milkweed seed packets, assembling nest box kits, decorating Wild 5K give-away bags, and more. Most jobs will be inside but there may be some outside if the weather permits.   

Snacks are provided. 

While walk-ins are welcome, reservations ahead will help with planning. Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or register on the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.

Infinity Joins #GivingTuesday Initiative!

Infinity Joins #GivingTuesday Initiative!

Infinity has once again joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Infinity’s INSTILL (Infinity Network of Students Training for Independent Leadership Level) Program encourages students to learn marketable skills while using their creative voices and talents. Young people work with a variety of mentors through hands-on learning experiences within the arts, based on a learning track of their choice.

Collectors & Artisans Expo to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Collectors & Artisans Expo to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Two high schools located in Buffalo’s Irish Heritage District will benefit from the second Collectors & Artisans Expo taking place just one week before St. Patrick’s Day in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

The Saturday, March 10 event will feature dozens of local vendors and artisans selling a wide variety of merchandise, from antiques, collectibles and memorabilia to unique handcrafted items.

A portion of the proceeds collected at the event — including 100 percent of the $2 admission price — will be donated to Mount Mercy Academy and Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School. The Buffalo Irish Center will also receive a portion of the proceeds.

Eight-week Holiday Market on Bidwell to Open November 25

Eight-week Holiday Market on Bidwell to Open November 25

The eight-week Holiday Market on Bidwell, presented by the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, opens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, inside St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, Buffalo, just steps away from the outdoor market’s location at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. The market will continue every Saturday through Jan. 13.

The Holiday Market will feature approximately 20 vendors, including local farmers, food producers and artisans offering a wide variety of products. Vendors scheduled to participate include Alpine Made, Barrel & Brine, Biscotti for Everybotti, BreadHive Worker Coop, Butter Block, Carla’s Crumby Creations, Darling Bee, Fetch Dog Treats, Kindred Kreek, Lilly Belle Meads, Native Offerings Farm, Niagara Mushrooms, Plato Dale Farm, Rooted Locally, Victorianbourg Wine Estate and Whimsy Confections.

Learn About Timber Rattlesnakes at Audubon’s December 1 First Friday

Learn About Timber Rattlesnakes at Audubon’s December 1 First Friday

Jamestown, N.Y. – You can enjoy an informative and entertaining talk about Pennsylvania Timber Rattlesnakes at Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on December 1, 2017, at 11 a.m.

Presenter Rick Rupprecht spent his career as a math teacher at Jamestown Community College, but he has spent his entire life enjoying the outdoors in many ways.

Rupprecht has been curious about timber rattlesnakes since his early 20s when he had a personal experience with one. This past July he accompanied his brother and nephew on a Pennsylvania Rattlesnake Hunt when most of the pictures and all of the videos for his presentation were taken.

The well-researched talk will cover many aspects of the rattlesnake including reproduction, denning habits, the difference between venomous and poisonous, how to determine the sex of a snake, and more.

A BYO brown bag lunch and conversation follows the program, with coffee and tea provided.