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Annual Taste Event to Highlight East Aurora’s Vibrant Culinary Scene

Annual Taste Event to Highlight East Aurora’s Vibrant Culinary Scene

The sixth annual Taste of East Aurora, featuring restaurants and food-related businesses with ties to the Greater East Aurora community, returns from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on historic Main Street, from Olean Road to Riley Street.

“The event will take place rain or shine and is always a popular destination for guests who want to experience East Aurora’s expanding culinary scene,” said Gary Grote, executive director of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. “While we are well-known locally and nationally as an arts community, our food-related businesses are running a close second in terms of popularity!”  

Make Your Own Beadwork Owl at Audubon on Wednesdays, September 6 and 13

Make Your Own Beadwork Owl at Audubon on Wednesdays, September 6 and 13

Jamestown, NY – You can learn to make a beautiful beadwork owl pendant to wear or give as a gift.

Bead artist Anne Jackson will instruct the 1-3 p.m. workshop on Wednesdays, September 6 and 13 at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC).

You can show off a bit of nature by learning beading techniques used to make a charming owl pendant. You will work with small seed beads and some medium size beads while learning to weave them into a pendant that you will want to wear every day.

It will take two sessions to create this piece of art, and you may need to work on the owl at home between sessions in order to complete it by the end of the second class.

No prior beading experience is needed to take this class.

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.

Village of Hamburg’s History is Subject of Explore Buffalo Events

Village of Hamburg’s History is Subject of Explore Buffalo Events

Learn the history of the Village of Hamburg while enjoying the historical, beautifully renovated Saints Peter and Paul RC Church, 66 Main St., Hamburg, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30. This free lecture will be given by Jack Edson, director of the Hamburg Library and former member of the Hamburg Preservation Commission. Edson, author of several books on the history of Hamburg, is also a member of the Hamburg Historical Society. 

To continue your Hamburg experience, return to the Village on Saturday, Sept. 23 for the annual Explore Buffalo Autumn Tour of Homes. Co-sponsored with Imagine:Hamburg, this tour will feature 10 homes plus an exceptional business adaptive re-use example in the Village. Several activities and special events will also be offered. Visit explorebuffalo.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

Collectors’ Expo Adds Hall of Fame Athlete, Appraiser, Authors and Other Attractions

Collectors’ Expo Adds Hall of Fame Athlete, Appraiser, Authors and Other Attractions

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed, a well-known antiques appraiser and many other special attractions will highlight the very first Collectors’ Expo to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, located at 245 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

The event will feature dozens of vendors and artisans offering sports memorabilia, local artwork and handcrafted products, coins, music memorabilia and records, comic books, photography, political memorabilia, movie and theatre memorabilia, car and train memorabilia, jewelry, fossils and minerals, antiques and more.

So Much To Experience At Audubon’s Monarch Butterfly Festival, Saturday, August 26

So Much To Experience At Audubon’s Monarch Butterfly Festival, Saturday, August 26

Jamestown, NY – Imagine how delightful it would be in an indoor garden filled with free-flying Monarch Butterflies.

You can experience even more delights at the Monarch Butterfly Festival at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday, August 26.

Beginning at 10 a.m., you can hand-feed the butterflies or wander over to see how citizen scientists tag them to track their migration to Mexico. Observe their life cycle as you examine Monarch eggs and hold caterpillars.

This once abundant butterfly has been disappearing from the landscape in recent years, though it is slowly recovering from record low populations. Learn more about their plight, tour the butterfly garden, and learn how to create one of your own. Get plants to help Monarchs in your yard.

Use a net to catch insects around the pond. Take a nature hike or self-guided walk, get a Monarch tattoo.

Enjoy live music with Jaimie Haight on the lawn in the afternoon.

Land Conservancy Schedules Public Presentation of Trail Plans for Owens Falls

Land Conservancy Schedules Public Presentation of Trail Plans for Owens Falls

The public is invited to a presentation about a proposed walking trail system at the Western New York Land Conservancy’s newest preserve, The Owens Falls Sanctuary. The trail is being designed by a nationally renowned firm, Tahawus Trails. The sanctuary is incredibly ecologically important, and with two waterfalls and mature forests, it is beautiful. The presentation about the proposed trail system will take place on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Aurora Senior Center at 101 King St. in East Aurora. This will be an opportunity for the community to provide thoughts on the planned walking trail system. 

Explore Buffalo to Host Autumn Tour of Homes

Explore Buffalo to Host Autumn Tour of Homes

Save the date and join Explore Buffalo and Imagine:Hamburg from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 for a rare opportunity to see the interiors of historic homes in one of Erie County’s most charming villages! 

On this Autumn Tour of Homes, approximately 10 home interiors will be open to view and admire. Take a look at some incredible 19th century interiors that have been painstakingly maintained or restored by their owners. In addition, the Village of Hamburg business community will be participating with special offerings the day of the tour, including live music, wine tasting and even a real steam engine.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit explorebuffalo.org or phone (716) 245-3032.