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The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

Popular event to feature Food Truck Rodeo, expanded Tavern, Brian Moorman’s P.U.N.T. Foundation and 40 new artisans

An iconic Western New York tradition like no other, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 33rd season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 2-5. Patrons will discover more than 400 artisans spread out over five buildings, a Food Truck Rodeo for dining and The Tavern featuring handcrafted beverages, wines and spirits. Patrons can also connect and interact with the creators of countless product lines at the event.

Once again this year, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long. 

Audubon’s October 21 Auction Features Unusual Opportunities

Audubon’s October 21 Auction Features Unusual Opportunities

Jamestown, N.Y. – Distinctive dining, professional sports, outdoor adventures, delightful handcrafted items – if any of these sound appealing, you won’t want to miss OctoberFEAST, Audubon Community Nature Center’s annual dinner and auction.

This year’s evening of fun, friendship, and giving will be Saturday, October 21, at the Nature Center.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for viewing live auction prizes, bidding on the silent auction, and visiting the cash bar.

During the six o’clock hour will be a delicious dinner that is sure to please vegans and omnivores alike.  As new specials are delivered to tapas food stations, you can eat as you wander throughout the building or fill your plate and take a comfy seat where you can enjoy the gorgeous fall scenery.

Jovial banter between the two board member auctioneers, John Beard and Nate Welker, guarantee an entertaining live auction from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Come to Audubon Nature Play Day Sunday, October 15

Come to Audubon Nature Play Day Sunday, October 15

Jamestown, NY – You and the young one(s) in your life are invited to come and play outside with a naturalist.

On Sunday afternoon, October 15, 2017, Audubon Community Nature Center is offering a Nature Play Day to let children explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment and learn how to continue the nature play experience at home.

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

Unstructured play outside is beneficial to a child’s physical and mental development as well as their understanding and appreciation of the natural world. However, concerns about safety, location, materials and the value of play are often barriers in creating these experiences. This program aims to inspire both kids and adults to make discoveries and feel more comfortable about the natural world through play.

Audubon October 16 Gardening Workshop Free Thanks to Cummins

Audubon October 16 Gardening Workshop Free Thanks to Cummins

Jamestown, NY – The second of three free gardening workshops at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) will be 5-6 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017.

You can learn about “Extending the Season” with tips and tools.

In this climate, growing things all year long can be a challenge. You can learn about cold-hardy vegetables, tools such as cold-frames and cloches that create warmer microclimates, and simple frost protection to make the harvest last a little bit longer or come on a little bit earlier in the spring.

Audubon senior naturalist Sarah Hatfield, volunteer Reg Boutwell, and other local gardeners will show you the ways they keep their gardens producing into the fall and through winter. There will be a short program followed by a panel questions-and-answers session.

Hands-on demonstrations will be available in the ACNC kitchen garden, so come prepared to go outside, dressing for the weather with appropriate footwear.

Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, October 12

Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, October 12

Jamestown, NY – There will be a fall flavor to the Audubon Nature Photography Club’s regular meeting on Thursday evening, October 12.

“Fall foliage” and “non-traditional creative shots” are the topics for the image review that opens the meeting at 6:15 p.m. You are invited to come and see how members 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.

Autumn Fills the Air at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Autumn Fills the Air at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

If you’re a fan of the fall season, you’ll love the upcoming classes and exhibits at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca.

“Creative Smalls,” an exhibit featuring postcard-size original artwork by local artists, kicks off with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 28. And in November, the gallery’s exhibit will showcase the artwork of the Evans Art Guild.

A Wet-Felted Clutch Purse Workshop with fiber artist Suzanne O’Brien is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 and 19. All supplies are included and the cost is $60. With simple materials and a little hard work, participants will create a wool clutch purse made from hand-dyed Merino wool roving. This purse can be used to store small craft notions or for your next night on the town!

Little Explorers Learn about the Water Cycle at Audubon, Saturday, October 14

Little Explorers Learn about the Water Cycle at Audubon, Saturday, October 14

Jamestown, NY – “Oh, the places you’ll go and the creatures you’ll see,” as you join Pitter and Patter to learn about the water cycle.

“Pitter and Patter, A Water Story,” the theme for Audubon Community Nature Center’s next Little Explorers, is based on the book written by Martha Sullivan and illustrated by Cathy Morrison.  

On Saturday, October 14, 10-11:30 a.m., you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn about the water cycle through exploration and this book.

Water is everywhere, falling from the sky, sitting underground, even moving inside your body. Here you can learn how water moves through nature.

The water on the planet is finite and has been recycling itself for eons. With the help of the sun, wind, and gravity, water flows through habitats, in and out of living things, and forms the clouds that fill the sky. Water works to connect everything.