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You Are Invited to Audubon Nature Play Day Sunday, November 19

You Are Invited to Audubon Nature Play Day Sunday, November 19

Jamestown, NY – Audubon Community Nature Center invites you and the young one(s) in your life to explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment and learn how to continue the nature play experience at home.

On Sunday afternoon, November 19, 2017, you can come and play outside with a naturalist and enjoy a Nature Play Day.

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

Extra materials will be placed in the play area such as mud kitchen equipment, hammocks, weaving material or natural building materials. A naturalist will be present to answer questions and provide information.

WNY Children’s Book Expo to Host Authors From Around the Globe

WNY Children’s Book Expo to Host Authors From Around the Globe

The WNY Children’s Book Expo, presented by Monkey See Monkey Do … Children’s Bookstore in Clarence, has released an extensive list of authors and presenters scheduled to take part in the Expo on Saturday, Nov. 11. This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo.

Featured authors at the BlueCross BlueShield of WNY Main Stage, Room 106B, will include: 

• 10:10 – 10:35 a.m., Barney Saltzberg, Explore your World: Find Art Everywhere 

• 10:45 – 11:10 a.m., Nick Bruel, Explore the World of Storytelling with Bad Kitty! 

• 11:20 – 11:45 a.m., Jennifer Hanson Rolli, Explore Moths and Butterflies … Alike but Different! 

You Are Invited to Audubon’s Thanksgiving with the Birds, Saturday, November 18

You Are Invited to Audubon’s Thanksgiving with the Birds, Saturday, November 18

Jamestown, N.Y. – You are invited to bring your family for a potluck dinner, presentation, and fun outdoor activities at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Thanksgiving with the Birds on Saturday, November 18.

Dating to 1965, this annual event is Audubon’s oldest continuing tradition.

At 11:30 a.m. you can gather to mix broth-based soup contributions into a big pot over an outdoor fire. The flavor of the resulting appetizer is interesting and unpredictable, and usually delicious.

Audubon provides the roasted turkeys and beverages for the indoor buffet dinner that begins about 12:30. Participants are asked to bring a side dish (dressing, vegetables, potatoes, salad or dessert) and their own table service, including a mug for soup.

Suneel’s Light Foundation’s Night to Shine Charity Event to Help Discover a Cure for Duchenne

Suneel’s Light Foundation’s Night to Shine Charity Event to Help Discover a  Cure for Duchenne

Charity event set to shine brightly on Park Country Club November 4th with Congressman Collins and his wife as honorary chairs 

Suneel’s Light Foundation has announced that the Night to Shine charity event, the research foundation’s 2017 fundraiser, will “shine brightly” upon Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville on Saturday, November 4 from 6 pm – 9:30 pm in the club’s storied ballroom. The local non-profit foundation has the sole mission of raising funds for genetic research that will lead to a cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and to increase public awareness of the genetic disorder.

Sports Collectors Expo Coming to Batavia in November

Sports Collectors Expo Coming to Batavia in November

Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia, will host an impressive lineup of professional athletes at the Sports Collectors Expo the weekend of Nov. 18-19.

Scheduled to appear on Saturday, Nov. 18, are:
NBA/Syracuse University: John Wallace, Billy Owens, Lawrence Moten, Roosevelt Bouie, Dale Shackleford and Rafael Addison.
NHL: Jacques Cloutier, Gary Bromley, Mike Palmateer, Doug Favell and Hall of Fame member Marcel Dionne,
MLB: Frank Viola, Bill Lee, Floyd Rayford, Glenn Gulliver, Ross Grimsley and Sammy Stewart.
NFL: Hall of Fame member Leroy Kelly.

Scheduled to appear on Sunday, Nov. 19, are NFL stars Eric Moulds, Greg Bell, Billy Shaw, Butch Byrd, Jerry Butler, Darryl Talley, Cornelius Bennett, Russell Copeland, Ron McDole, Paul Guidry and Mike Stratton. Also scheduled to appear is Notre Dame football legend Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger.

Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, November 9

Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, November 9

Jamestown, N.Y. – “Fire and/or smoke” and “fill the frame shots” are the topics for the image review that opens the Audubon Nature Photography Club’s regular meeting on Thursday evening, November 9, at 6:15 p.m.

You are invited to come and see how participants interpret and portray each subject. 

There will also be a show-and-tell time when members can share some of their best pictures.

The featured speaker will be announced at the meeting.

A social time follows the program.

First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa.

Little Explorers Learn about Squirrels at Audubon, Saturday, November 11

Little Explorers Learn about Squirrels at Audubon, Saturday, November 11

Jamestown, NY – Squirrels in this region come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

On Saturday, November 11, 10-11:30 a.m., you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn about squirrels through artifacts, stories, and a walk outside.

You will learn what squirrels live here, how they are similar and different, and go outside to look for some of them or signs of where they have been.

The biggest squirrels in the region usually live underground and the smallest ones soar through the treetops. Though related, squirrels have different adaptations to help them survive. Some hibernate for the winter, while others stay active through the cold months. Squirrels eat everything from nuts to frogs. Learn all this and more when you attend the program. 

After a lesson inside, the group will head for a hike outdoors, returning indoors for a snack and, if there is time, a craft.