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Free Concert to Benefit Robert H. Jackson Center and NSAL

Free Concert to Benefit Robert H. Jackson Center and NSAL

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - On Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 4 p.m., Juanita Wallace Jackson will perform at the Robert H. Jackson Center. Her talents as an operatically-trained contralto will be featured at a free concert that will be open to the public. Entitled “Honoring the Legacy,” the program recognizes the legacy of the Spiritual and will showcase music interwoven with narration and complemented by African-American poetry. Mrs. Jackson will be accompanied by Elizabeth Fountain from Montross, Va., who has been working with her for almost 20 years. Mrs. Fountain is a Chamber Pianist performing member of the Friday Morning Music Club in Washington, DC. Mrs. Jackson’s husband, John Arter Jackson, will narrate the program. 

Congressman Tom Reed Announces Saturday Town Meetings in Southern Tier

Congressman Tom Reed Announces Saturday Town Meetings in Southern Tier

http://reed.house.gov/news/press-releases/2011/02/congressman-tom-reed-announces-saturday-town-meetings.shtml

Congressman Tom Reed today announced that he will hold three town meetings this Saturday, February 26.

The meetings provide an opportunity for residents of the 29th District to express opinions and speak directly with their Congressman as our nation grapples with extreme financial challenges. “We just passed a Continuing Resolution which cuts $100 billion from the Federal Government,” Reed commented. “What do people think? Where should be we reduce spending? What should our priorities be?”

Audubon Center Open Daily

Audubon Center Open Daily

Jamestown, NY – Wednesday, March 2, marks the Audubon Nature Center building’s return to daily hours.

Located at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, the building will again be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4:30 p.m. 

Visitors can enjoy displays of local reptiles and amphibians, plus tanks of fish and a variety of turtles.  

You can also sit and enjoy a beautiful view, seeing birds, chipmunks, squirrels and sometimes even deer at the Center’s birdfeeders. Gretchen, a white-tailed doe with an injured left front leg, and her twin fawns are regular guests, cleaning up around the feeders. 

The Frog Exhibit allows visitors to hear the peeps, groans, trills, snores and grunts of local frogs. The Energy Exhibit, made possible through a grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, demonstrates how to save electricity through simple changes at home. 

Learn Non-Profit Marketing at Audubon

Learn Non-Profit Marketing at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – We live in a twittering world of media where the "calls" are hard to identify and certainly not melodic. However, a new field called social marketing is making sense of all this and beginning to use its far-reaching persuasive power for the birds and for legions of other issues facing our world. 

At the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on March 4, Elaine Parke-Susco of 12 Caring Habits for Kids will make a presentation on “New Trends in Non-Profit Marketing.” 

At 11 a.m., she will share a colorful and fascinating PowerPoint about her own life's work to show how we can engage media benefits for ourselves and for our cherished causes. 

Call For Artists For Audubon’s 4th Art In The Woods!

Call For Artists For Audubon’s 4th Art In The Woods!

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – The Jamestown Audubon Society is issuing a call for artists to participate in its fourth annual Art in the Woods art show and sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, 2011.    

With spaces for only 50 artists, jurors are interested in providing a balance of media. Artists who work in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, wood, and natural media, as well as painting and photography, are encouraged to apply. 

Art in the Woods is primarily an outdoor show, held rain or shine on the grounds of the Audubon Center and Sanctuary off Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. Artists must furnish their own outdoor booths, where they will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Center’s gardens, birds and butterflies. A small number of indoor booths will be available.

London Courtroom Drama Set For Jackson Center

London Courtroom Drama Set For Jackson Center

JAMESTOWN – The Robert H. Jackson Center will screen “Witness for the Prosecution” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, as the fourth in its series of legal movies recommended by the American Bar Association.

Adapted from an Agatha Christie work, this film tells the story of suspense in a London courtroom after the wife of a man arrested for a sensational murder agrees to be a witness for the prosecution instead of the defense.

Marlene Dietrich plays the wife of the alleged killer, Tyrone Power in his last completed film. Charles Laughton is an ailing defense attorney nursed by Elsa Lanchester, who won a Golden Globe for best supporting actress. John Williams, Henry Daniell, Una O’Connor and Ian Wolfe complete the cast.

There is one surprise after another in this 1957 classic, which is directed by Billy Wilder and runs 114 minutes. It received 4 stars in Leonard Maltin’s 2011 Movie Guide and was nominated for six Oscars.  

Birders, Naturalists, Educators: Unique Audubon Opportunity!

Birders, Naturalists, Educators: Unique Audubon Opportunity!

JAMESTOWN, NY – In late May the historic Audubon Camp in Maine, on spruce-covered Hog Island, will reopen for its 75th summer of residential adult and teen natural history programs.  

Jamestown native Roger Tory Peterson, premier naturalist of the 20th century, was the camp’s first bird instructor in 1936. Most of America’s finest naturalists, including Rachel Carson, have spent time on the 330-acre wildlife sanctuary located in mid-coast Maine on Muscongus Bay.  

Sessions for educators, Audubon Chapter leaders, a teen birding camp, and four for adult ornithology will have expert ornithologists and naturalist-educators in residence like Kenn Kauffman, Pete Dunne, Scott Weidensaul and many others. 

Participants live in simple but well-maintained wooden buildings and are treated to three fabulous meals each day, prepared by chef extraordinaire Janni Laberge.