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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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Make a Beautiful Beaded Bracelet at Audubon Saturday Afternoon, July 8

Make a Beautiful Beaded Bracelet at Audubon Saturday Afternoon, July 8

Jamestown, NY – Artist Anne Jackson has been teaching beading for more than 20 years.

On Saturday afternoon, July 8, she can teach you how to create a beaded owl and attach it to a fun, colorful, bracelet.

At the 1-3 p.m. workshop you will learn how to use the brick stitch to bead the small owl, then fasten it to a memory wire bracelet you create with larger beads.

Whether you choose to keep your nature-themed jewelry or give it as a gift, you will be delighted with your work. You will also receive full print instructions so you make more at home.

Be sure to bring your glasses if you need them for close-up work.

Jackson is a member of the Chautauqua County Society of Artists. She has taught beading for more than two decades, both privately as well as at Audubon and other venues.

Visit a Hobby Farm for Audubon’s July 7 First Friday

Visit a Hobby Farm for Audubon’s July 7 First Friday

Jamestown, NY – You are invited to enjoy a different experience from the usual for Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday on July 7.

Instead of meeting at the Nature Center, participants will tour a 14.5-acre hobby farm.

Meet at Dan and Shauna Anderson’s Alpacaville, 4463 Mahanna Road, Bemus Point, New York, at 11 a.m. You can pull right in to the large circular driveway at the house.

A hobby farm is more than the animals. The animals depend on the land, and so a farmer must care for the plants and condition of the land in order to truly care for the animals on the farm.

Learn how special attention is paid to recycling and care of animals that are not native to the area. Runoff will also be addressed.

 

Muck boots may be appropriate, depending on what the weather has been like leading up to the program.

Audubon Announces Secret Gardens Locations for Saturday, July 1, Tour

Audubon Announces Secret Gardens Locations for Saturday, July 1, Tour

Jamestown, NY – Spectacular! Stunning! Breathtaking!

These are some of the words being used to describe what you will see at the 2017 Secret Gardens Tour being presented by Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) on Saturday, July 1.

Because of the size of some of the gardens, the tour has been extended from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Plan to wear comfortable walking shoes and be inspired by some beautiful and unique gardens in and around Jamestown, New York.

The gardens are “secret” because you have to be invited by the owners to see them. Here are the names of the gardeners, locations of their hidden treasures, and hints about their presentations:

Volunteers Needed for Audubon Water Chestnut Pull on Saturday Morning, June 24

Volunteers Needed for Audubon Water Chestnut Pull on Saturday Morning, June 24

Jamestown, NY – Much of Audubon Community Nature Center’s 600-acre wetland preserve is covered by a series of ponds, making it dangerously vulnerable to what has become the annual arrival of the European Water Chestnut.

Accidentally released into waters of the Northeast in the late 1800s, this invasive species is native to Europe, Asia and Africa, where it has natural predators.  A different species from the edible water chestnut, this plant is capable of spreading rapidly. It forms a thick layer on top of ponds, lakes and streams, blocking sunlight from other plants and animals and making boating, fishing, and other water recreation very difficult.  

Since 2013 Audubon has worked hard every summer to control its infestation and prevent it from spreading to other waterways in the region, including Conewango Creek and Chautauqua Lake.

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

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.