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Infinity Hosts Classes for Lucille Ball Comedy Fest

The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center is excited to be working with the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival this year to offer a number of creative art and comedy classes for festival goers and area patrons alike!

This year, Infinity will be hosting two art classes with instructor, and local Lucille Ball muralist, Gary Peters, Jr.: “Lucy Art” on August 3rd and “Desi Art” on August 5th. These classes will give participants a chance to paint their favorite characters from the classic, “I Love Lucy” show! 

Additionally, Infinity will be offering a Desi Arnaz Conga workshop with instructor, and local hand-drum professional, Rich Schuler. Join in on August 3rd and leave with knowledge about playing Desi’s favorite instrument!

If Comedy is where your interests fall, join Theater instructor, Adam Owens for, “Adopting a Comedy Mindset” on August 4th. 

Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association Plans Learn to Row Classes

Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association Plans Learn to Row Classes

Interested in rowing in the heart of Buffalo and enjoying unique sites such as the grain elevators and Canalside from the water? Looking for a good workout, want to learn a new skill or just have some fun with a great bunch of people?

The Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association (BSRA) will host six Learn to Row classes for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 8 to 10 a.m. Sundays from Aug. 13-24. Participants will meet at the BSRA boathouse at 405 Ohio St. in Buffalo, and the cost is $200 for the six sessions. For more information or to register for Learn to Row, please email bsramasters@gmail.com or contact Meg Lauerman at 697-0950 or meglauerman@msn.com

Audubon Benefits in Many Ways from Stephanie Frucella Memorial Fund

Audubon Benefits in Many Ways from Stephanie Frucella Memorial Fund

Jamestown, NY – When Jamestown residents Bob and Kathleen Frucella lost their daughter, a fourth grade teacher, they established a fund at Audubon Community Nature Center in her memory.

Since 2009, young people have earned their way to Summer Day Camps at Audubon Community Nature Center by receiving the Stephanie Frucella Memorial “Making A Difference” Scholarships.

As a child, Stephanie loved to come to the Audubon with her family to walk the trails and discover wildlife, flowers, and the beauty of nature. In her life, Stephanie strived daily to make a difference in the lives of her students and her community. Through this fund, her legacy continues.

Preference for the merit-based scholarship is given to campers in grades five and up who have demonstrated interest in volunteering, giving back to their communities, mentoring others, or who wish to start volunteering as a counselor in training or junior counselor for Day Camps.

Pulse Poetry Slam {Open Mic Night}

Pulse Poetry Slam {Open Mic Night}

Call all poets and poetry lovers!!! The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will be hosting, “Pulse Poetry Slam Open Mic Night” on Thursday, August 3 at 6:00pm at the Infinity Arts Café. Poets and audience-members are welcome.

Pulse Poetry Slam events are free, family friendly, and open to the public. Performance poetry is an excellent way to express creativity while practicing performance and public speaking.

The Infinity Arts Café performance entrance is located at 300 East 3rd Street in downtown Jamestown! Look for the blue neon guitar!

 

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Website http://www.infinityperformingarts.org/

Visit Greystone Nature Preserve for Audubon’s August 4 First Friday

Visit Greystone Nature Preserve for Audubon’s August 4 First Friday

Jamestown, NY – Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday on August 4 features an exploration of Greystone Nature Preserve’s Bat Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary.

At the 11 a.m. event, bat biologist Jonathan Townsend will discuss the importance of conservation efforts on bats and birds, as well as the effects that habitat preservation can have on our native pollinating insects and other wildlife.

You can also experience the meadows and recent installation of a native medicinal plants trail at Greystone.

Townsend has had a strong interest in bat biology and conservation since a very young age. He holds a BS in Environmental Science and an MS in Biology, both from SUNY Fredonia. Currently he works as the Conservation Lands Manager at the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, an Adjunct Instructor in the Biology Department at Jamestown Community College, and is a Board Director at Greystone Nature Preserve.

Kiwanis Clubs Provide Audubon Camperships; Some Camps Still Have Openings

Kiwanis Clubs Provide Audubon Camperships; Some Camps Still Have Openings

Jamestown, NY – Generous contributions from the Kiwanis Club of Jamestown and the Kiwanis Club of Warren, Inc., provided camperships to enable more children and youth to enjoy day camps at Audubon Community Nature Center this summer. 

It’s not too late for your child to have a great outdoor experience before heading back to school.

Campership donors make camp more accessible to those in financial need and provide support for the camp program overall. While not all requests can be met in full, parents and guardians may ask for assistance, and all requests are kept in the strictest confidence.

In addition to scattered openings, a few more are in each of these:

Vendors Lining Up for First Annual Collectors’ Expo Event at Buffalo Irish Center

Vendors Lining Up for First Annual Collectors’ Expo Event at Buffalo Irish Center

Sports memorabilia, original artwork and handcrafted items, coins, music memorabilia, comic books, antiques, local products, political memorabilia, movie and theatre memorabilia, photography, and car and train collectibles are just some of the items that will be represented at the first annual Collectors’ Expo. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

Admission at the door will be just $2 per person. Food will also be available for purchase during the event thanks to the Irish Center kitchen staff. Additionally, 100 percent of the door proceeds will be donated to three South Buffalo organizations, including the Buffalo Irish Center, South Buffalo Alive and Dog Ears Bookstore & Café!