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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.

Local Educator Discovers How to Unleash Children's Love for Nature ​

Local Educator Discovers How to Unleash Children's Love for Nature ​

Like many of us with a few years under our belt, Dave Bauer grew up in an era before video games and cellphones, when children enthusiastically played in the great outdoors until the streetlights went on. He thoroughly enjoyed exploring his natural surroundings, leaving no stone unturned and being completely intrigued by the creepy crawlers found in the soil beneath. 

Bauer’s youthful appreciation of nature led to a successful career as a teacher of environmental science and training others in creative thinking, change leadership and living sustainability. Following his retirement from the teaching profession, he turned his attention to several projects focused on reconnecting today’s youth with nature.

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.

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