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Don’t Miss Early Bird Registration for Audubon’s Wild 5K Run/Walk

Don’t Miss Early Bird Registration for Audubon’s Wild 5K Run/Walk

Jamestown, NY – For runners and walkers of any age and experience, Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Wild 5K Run/Walk is an opportunity not to be missed.

You can enjoy the natural beauty of the Audubon’s woods, fields, and ponds while helping to raise funds for the preservation and restoration of these unique habitats. Then stay after your run/walk to visit with Liberty, the Bald Eagle, and tour the exhibits throughout the Nature Center. 

While the race is held on Saturday, July 29, the other important date to remember is Monday, July 17, the deadline for Early Bird Registration.

Early Birders receive a 20% discount on their registration fee and a free event t-shirt as well.

This year’s Wild 5K is part of 2017 Chautauqua Striders/UPMC Chautauqua WCA Runner of the Year Series for which participating runners will receive points.

Learn Beginning Bonsai at Audubon on Sunday, July 23

Learn Beginning Bonsai at Audubon on Sunday, July 23

Jamestown, NY – Are you fascinated by bonsai, the ornamental tree or shrub grown as a miniature in a container to be a piece of art?

On Sunday afternoon, July 23, you can learn to create miniature trees in the Japanese bonsai tradition at “The Art of Bonsai for Beginners” at the Audubon Community Nature Center.

From 2 to 4 p.m. Trenton Lutes will teach the history of bonsai, the specialized tools used, the most common styles, and general bonsai care -- all while you create your own bonsai tree. He will share information gathered from years of experience to instruct the beginning bonsai enthusiast in the techniques needed to turn a standard nursery stock plant into your very own bonsai tree.

Using pre-selected nursery stock you will find the front and line of the trees, use careful pruning and pinching to remove unwanted branches, leaves and needles, as well as use basic wiring techniques to help shape the trees.

Learn about the Return of Osprey on Tuesday Afternoon, July 18, at Audubon

Learn about the Return of Osprey on Tuesday Afternoon, July 18, at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – A few years ago, large nests started appearing on power line poles in Chautauqua County.

These nests belong to Ospreys, also known as Fish Hawks. The diet of these birds of prey consists almost exclusively of fish, and they nest near a body of water that provides an adequate food supply.

You can learn and experience A Fish Hawk’s Tale at Audubon Community Nature Center on Tuesday afternoon, July 18. The program will look at the life and times of this unique bird and why, after a long absence, more are now visible in this region.

Following a brief indoor session beginning at 4:30 p.m., the class will head out on the road to carpool to a local osprey nest. Participants will observe the nest with spotting scopes and binoculars to see the ospreys up close. The adventure will conclude by 6 p.m.

Explore Buffalo Lists July Tours and Events

Explore Buffalo Lists July Tours and Events

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other unique opportunities where guests can discover the region’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of July events. 

Explore Buffalo’s walking tours are back! All your favorites plus new tours added this summer. Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for tours. Walk-ups are welcome! For security reasons, all credit card payments must be made in advance. Advance reservations with a credit card can be made online until the tour starting time. Cash or checks are accepted at the start of the tour. If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email or be prepared to show it on your phone.

Counting Down to International Music and Dance at TD Sunfest 2017

Counting Down to International Music and Dance at TD Sunfest 2017

TD Sunfest 2017, Canada’s premier celebration of world cultures, returns to nearby London, Ontario’s Victoria Park from July 6-9!

A free admission event, the park will open daily at 11 a.m., with opening ceremonies scheduled to take place at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, July 6. Live music will be featured from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday and noon to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

How can you whisk around the world, savoring all that summer has to offer while avoiding high admission and travel costs?

Infinity Arts Café- Kaleidoscope Night

Infinity Arts Café- Kaleidoscope Night

Students from the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will be showcasing their talents at a Kaleidoscope performance on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 7pm-8:30pm at the Infinity Arts Café.

Kaleidoscope nights are an ever-changing but interesting mix, featuring a wide variety of performers, such as; Infinity music, poetry, dance, or theater students, Infinity instructors, or invited guests from the community! The show is always different!

This event is free, family friendly, and open to the public.

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

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Website http://www.infinityperformingarts.org/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1287470424703269/

Audubon Community Nature Center Part of National Bird Banding Program

Audubon Community Nature Center Part of National Bird Banding Program

Jamestown, NY – Opportunities remain to observe Audubon Community Nature Center’s participation in the continent-wide MAPS bird banding program, now in its seventh year there.

You can watch Nathan Weyandt, a Fisheries Biologist Aide for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, as he captures, bands, and releases birds, recording information for science. Remaining work dates are Saturdays, July 1, 15 and 22, and August 5, 2017.

MAPS stands for Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship. The MAPS Program is made up of mist netting stations that capture and band birds for study. The data gathered during these sessions help bird scientists understand more about longevity, breeding, and movement of bird species in our region and beyond.