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Elmwood Village Farmers Market to Welcome 19th Season on Saturday, May 13

Elmwood Village Farmers Market to Welcome 19th Season on Saturday, May 13

Weekly yoga classes, several new vendors and two visits from the Buffalo Philharmonic String Quartet are among the highlights of the upcoming Elmwood Village Farmers Market, which returns to the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village on May 13. The market will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 25.

Come Observe Bird Banding at Audubon

Come Observe Bird Banding at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – Bird banding is an age-old technique used to discover details about the behaviors of birds.

On Saturday mornings from April 29 through May 20, you are invited to join ornithologists at the Audubon Community Nature Center to observe them bird banding.

Dr. Scott Stoleson and Don Watts, who have both federal and state permits as well as a great deal of training and experience, capture the birds in “mist” nets, so-called because they are so fine they are almost like mist. 

You can drop in any time between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. to learn exactly how this is done and why. Come on your own or bring the kids with you to view this amazing process. If the weather is too harsh for the safety of the birds, the nets will not be open and an alternate date will be chosen.

Audubon Nature Art Play Day Saturday, April 29

Audubon Nature Art Play Day Saturday, April 29

Jamestown, NY – Nature Art is the focus of the first in a series of three Audubon Community Nature Center Nature Play Days designed to inspire both kids and adults to make discoveries and feel more comfortable about the natural world through play.

Children aged three to eight and their favorite adults can drop in anytime from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 29, at Audubon’s natural play area. Extra materials around the topic of nature art -- such as string for weaving, rocks, pinecones and leaves to create patterns and more -- will be placed in the play area.

A naturalist will be available for questions and information.

Unstructured play outside is beneficial to a child’s physical and mental development as well as their understanding and appreciation of the natural world. However, concerns about safety, location, materials, and the value of play are often barriers in creating these experiences.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market adds two dates with the Buffalo Philharmonic String Quartet

Elmwood Village Farmers Market adds two dates with the Buffalo Philharmonic String Quartet

Local entertainment — including two special appearances by the Buffalo Philharmonic String Quartet — will be among the highlights of the 2017 Elmwood Village Farmers Market, which will take place every Saturday from May 13 through Nov. 25 at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village.

The market will feature entertainment from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each week, unless otherwise noted. Following is the 2017 lineup, subject to change and weather conditions.

May 13: No Illusions, Acousticopia

May 20: Tina Marie Williams, David Adamczyk

May 27: Chris Jones, Porcelain Train

June 3: Nickel City String Band, Rockabilly Steve and BR3

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts New Student Orientations

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts New Student Orientations

Join the Fun! New Students WELCOME!

Music, art, dance, and theater students of all levels are welcome to enroll in private and group lessons! The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will hold a new student orientation and intake session on Thursday, April 20.

Please contact the Infinity Center at 716-664-0991 to registered for a session and reserve your spot today.  Students may also register online at www.infinityperformingarts.org to be contacted for an orientation slot. Orientation sessions last approximately 30 minutes, including a tour of the Infinity Center and opportunities to meet Infinity staff members and schedule lessons.  

The Infinity Center is located at 301 East 2nd Street, Suite 101 in the Lynn Building.

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Rural Outreach Center Seeks Volunteers During National Volunteer Month

Rural Outreach Center Seeks Volunteers During National Volunteer Month

Located in East Aurora, the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) provides numerous programs that help people help themselves. These programs include support groups for adults, children’s initiatives such as the successful snack pack and school reading readiness programs, and much more.

“Our outreach is expanding every day to enable us to meet the needs of more participants,” said ROC Program Director Sue Giovino. “This could not be possible without the myriad of volunteers that already offer their time, talents and hearts to the ROC, but we’re requesting more volunteer support so we can do even more in Western New York’s rural communities.”

Little Explorers Learn about Spring Happenings at Audubon, Saturday, April 8

Little Explorers Learn about Spring Happenings at Audubon, Saturday, April 8

Jamestown, NY – “Coming Alive” is the theme for Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC’s) Little Explorers in April.

The 10-11:30 a.m. program on Saturday, April 8, is for you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life.

April is a month that is full of beginnings and ACNC will help you investigate the life cycles of local nature.

It is when birds return to build nests and lay eggs. Frogs and turtles emerge from muddy bottoms to bask in the sun. Plants send up shoots, and insects hatch from dormant eggs.

A lesson inside will spark curiosity about what’s happening and then you will head out on a walk with a naturalist to find evidence of the life cycles you learned about. A snack and craft will follow.  

Little Explorers is an opportunity to learn about a new nature topic on the second Saturday of each month. Some time is spent both inside and out, and a snack and a craft are always included.