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Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, August 10

Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, August 10

Jamestown, NY – You are invited to participate in the Audubon Nature Photography Club’s regular meeting on Thursday evening, August 10.

There will be two topics for the image review that opens the meeting at 6:15 p.m.: “People in Nature” and “Animals.” This is an opportunity to see how each subject is interpreted and portrayed.

In addition to a 15-minute tech time, there will be a show-and-tell time when members can share some of their best pictures.

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, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Little Explorers Learn about Nighttime Animals at Audubon, Saturday, August 12

Little Explorers Learn about Nighttime Animals at Audubon, Saturday, August 12

Jamestown, NY – “Shh…look…listen…to the sounds of the dark say Goodnight!”

These words of Richard Jackson from his book All Ears All Eyes set the stage for Audubon Community Nature Center’s next Little Explorers.

You and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn about nighttime animals and their senses on Saturday, August 12, at this 10-11:30 a.m. program.

A brief lesson inside will be about the nighttime world. Then the group will go outdoors to look for signs of the animals not seen during the day, before returning inside for a snack and, if time allows, a craft.

Night ushers in a whole new world. A chirp and a swoosh and a chatter and a hoot. These are the sounds that fill the night woods and fields. Who makes them? Who hears them? What do they mean?

Animals that are active at night have to use their ears so much more than their eyes, as well as their sense of smell and touch.

Make a Beautiful Beaded Bracelet at Audubon Saturday Afternoon, August 12

Make a Beautiful Beaded Bracelet at Audubon Saturday Afternoon, August 12

Jamestown, NY – Artist Anne Jackson has been teaching beading for more than 20 years.

On Saturday afternoon, August 12, she can teach you how to create a beaded owl and attach it to a fun, colorful, bracelet.

At the 1-3 p.m. workshop you will learn how to use the brick stitch to bead the small owl, then fasten it to a memory wire bracelet you create with larger beads.

Whether you choose to keep your nature-themed jewelry or give it as a gift, you will be delighted with your work. You will also receive full print instructions so you make more at home.

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 and other venues.

Canalside to Host Third Annual Auto & Boat Show

Canalside to Host Third Annual Auto & Boat Show

The third annual Canalside Auto & Boat Show, featuring more than 150 new cars, trucks and RVs plus more than 100 sailboats, powerboats and personal watercraft, will take place Aug. 4-6 at Canalside in downtown Buffalo. Co-produced by Canalside, the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association (NFADA) and Anchor Marine, the event is free and open to the public.

Event hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Food and drink offerings, and entertainment, will also be featured throughout the weekend show.

Parking, Security Updates Issued for 20th Anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Event

Parking, Security Updates Issued for 20th Anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Event

The 20th annual Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions event, featuring the top eight drum corps in the world, returns to New Era Field in Orchard Park at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.

Sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), Western New York’s premier “music in motion” event will have a noticeable “blue” theme this year. Drum corps scheduled to compete include the reigning world champion Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, along with the 17-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils of Concord, California. Also participating are the Blue Knights of Denver, Colorado; Blue Stars of La Crosse, Wisconsin; The Cadets of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Carolina Crown of Ft. Mills, South Carolina; Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Illinois; and Santa Clara Vanguard of Santa Clara, California. This colorful lineup has captured a total of 41 DCI World Champion titles!

BPO String Quartet to Visit Elmwood Village Farmers Market on July 29

BPO String Quartet to Visit Elmwood Village Farmers Market on July 29

The popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 29, at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

Musical entertainment on July 29 will feature the return of the BPO String Quartet at 10 a.m. This will be your last chance to catch these extremely talented musicians at the market this season. Hosting the market’s community group tables will be the D'Youville College School of Pharmacy, United Healthcare and The Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter.

Saturday, August 5, is Last Chance to Observe Audubon Bird Banding

Saturday, August 5, is Last Chance to Observe Audubon Bird Banding

Jamestown, NY – Bird banding is a frequent activity at Audubon Community Nature Center.

This age-old technique used to discover details about the behaviors of birds is scheduled in the spring to add to the general knowledge about local birds. In the summer, the work is part of the continent-wide MAPS bird banding program.

Saturday morning, August 5, is the last opportunity to watch Nathan Weyandt as he captures, bands, and releases birds, recording information for science. Weyandt is a Fisheries Biologist Aide for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission,

As the research requires opening the nets at dawn and monitoring birds for six hours, the hours are roughly between 6 a.m. and noon.