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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.

Try “Diving into Ducks” at Audubon Workshop in Dunkirk October 18

Try “Diving into Ducks” at Audubon Workshop in Dunkirk October 18

Jamestown, NY – An amazing number of ducks migrate through Dunkirk.

You are invited to learn about and observe them at Audubon Community Nature Center’s “Diving into Ducks,” 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 18.

Dunkirk Harbor is known for the large number and diversity of ducks that migrate through each year. Birders have migrated to the pier and parks along the shore to see birds that are rarely found beyond the edges of Lake Erie.

The program will start inside at the Fredonia Technology Incubator where you will learn some common ducks and how to identify them. Afterward, participants will wander up to the Dunkirk Pier, just a block away, to see what ducks are around.

Instructor Jeff Tome is a senior naturalist at the Audubon Community Nature Center. He has been visiting Dunkirk and other spots on Lake Erie for years to watch the duck migration.

BBB’s Secure Your ID Day coming soon; free paper shredding and identity theft prevention advice and

BBB’s Secure Your ID Day coming soon; free paper shredding and identity theft prevention advice and

Identity theft is still a major problem in the United States. Over 15 million U.S. consumers lost $16 billion in 2016, compared with $15.3 billion and 13.1 million victims a year earlier. In the past six years, ID thieves have stolen over $107 billion.

To help combat ID theft and educate the public on best practices to secure personal information, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, in partnership with Tops Friendly Markets, Shred-It, AT&T, Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce, Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, and West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will host Secure Your ID Day on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – noon across Upstate New York (Western New York, Rochester, and Central New York). 

The free community shredding events in Western New York will be held at Tops Friendly Markets at 355 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca and 3865 Union Road (corner of George Urban Blvd.), Cheektowaga in the parking lots.

Annual ROCtober Event to Benefit Rural Outreach Center

Annual ROCtober Event to Benefit Rural Outreach Center

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting rural poverty, will host its fourth annual “ROCtober” event from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Elm Street Bakery, 72 Elm St., East Aurora.

The event will feature food by Elm Street Bakery, wine provided by Reed’s Wines and Liquors, beer, music by Doug Yeomans, and a custom-made cherry coffee table handcrafted by local artisan Jim Conell-Cordes and valued at $2,800. Raffle tickets for the coffee table are available for $10 each or three for $25. The drawing will take place the night of the event.

Make Reservations Now for Audubon’s Enchanted Forest, October 6 and 7

Make Reservations Now for Audubon’s Enchanted Forest, October 6 and 7

Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center’s Enchanted Forest is so popular that even with 26 time slots, several are already full.

This magical evening combines a luminary-lit trail with talking animals and is as fascinating for adults as it is for the children they accompany.

The Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, evenings begin with stories and songs at a backyard campfire. Then you are escorted around a trail by volunteer “fireflies” that light the way with lanterns. Larger-than-life-sized animals tell about their lives, sharing fun and educational information through dramatic and entertaining stories.

Animals featured this year are Spring Peeper, Garter Snake, Monarch Butterfly and Monarch Caterpillar, Pileated Woodpecker, Little Brown Bat, and Mice and Praying Mantid. The number of animals is increased this year as some are being paired together at the same station for more interaction and dialogue.