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Learn Beginning Bonsai at Audubon on Sunday, September 25

Learn Beginning Bonsai at Audubon on Sunday, September 25

Jamestown, NY – Google defines “bonsai” as “the art of growing ornamental, artificially dwarfed trees or shrubs.”

On Sunday afternoon, September 25, you can learn “The Art of Bonsai for Beginners” at the Audubon 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. 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.

You can choose from Dwarf English Boxwood, Bird’s Nest Spruce, and Juniper Procumbens on a first come, first choice basis. The availability of all these varieties will make for a diverse and interesting learning experience for everyone.

West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Conclude with Customer Appreciation Day

West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Conclude with Customer Appreciation Day

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will wrap up its 2016 season on Thursday, Sept. 1, with Customer Appreciation Day! The market takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue features approximately 25 vendors selling a wide variety of products. Cub Scout Pack 616 will host the market’s community group table on Sept. 1, while Nowhere Men will provide musical entertainment from approximately 5:30 to 7 p.m.   

For Customer Appreciation Day, several vendors will offer discounts to help you stock up on products for the long off-season! 

West Seneca’s outdoor Farmers’ Market Continues on July 28 with Terry Buchwald Concert

West Seneca’s outdoor Farmers’ Market Continues on July 28 with Terry Buchwald Concert

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, continues on Thursday, July 28. This week only, the market will move off the grassy hill next to West Seneca Town Hall and onto the grass surrounding the Lions Bandshell to accommodate those attending the Terry Buchwald concert presented by the West Seneca Lions Club.

The outdoor market, featuring approximately 25 vendors selling a wide variety of products, will begin at its usual 4 p.m. start time this week and will run until the conclusion of the concert. Entertainment will begin at 5:15 p.m., with Buchwald taking the stage at 7 p.m. Come for the market, stay for the music! Guests are invited to bring chairs or blankets for their comfort.

West Seneca’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market Continues on July 21

West Seneca’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market Continues on July 21

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, continues on Thursday, July 21. The weekly event takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings through Sept. 1 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue features approximately 25 vendors selling a wide variety of products. Meals on Wheels WNY will host the market’s community group table on July 21. For entertainment, the market will host an “open jam session” where anyone can stop by from 4 to 7 p.m. and play for fun and tips. The market’s Family Fun Zone features several games for the enjoyment of kids of all ages. 

Create a Fairy Terrarium at the Audubon Nature Center

Create a Fairy Terrarium at the Audubon Nature Center

Jamestown, NY – How much fun could you have making your own fairy garden terrarium?

You can find out at the Audubon Nature Center on Wednesday morning, August 3.

There is something charming about terrariums – the green moss and damp air and growth behind glass. There is something magical, even for adults, about fairies – delicate, fleeting, and rare. Combine the two and you get something unique and intriguing that grows plants and imaginations.

At this 9:15-11:15 a.m. workshop in a coffee shop-like setting, you can learn the basics of how to make a terrarium. Under the guidance of senior naturalist Sarah Hatfield, participants will use sustainably harvested materials from the Nature Center Grounds, collect a few extras, and create a touch of whimsy with some fairyland additions.  

You will have a beautiful terrarium to take home, complete with care instructions, and make some friends and have great conversations, too.

Learn Culinary Herb Container Gardening at Audubon

Learn Culinary Herb Container Gardening at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – You don’t need a large space to grow tasty herbs for use in your kitchen.

At the Audubon Nature Center on Monday morning, August 2, you can learn how to plant, grow, harvest, divide, and propagate culinary herbs.

You can build your own container garden in this 9:15-11:15 a.m. hands-on workshop and get some tips on using herbs to flavor your cooking as well.

Master Gardener Janet Forbes will teach how to put together a container garden and the herbs that would thrive in this region. She will discuss the wide variety of herbs available, how to grow and harvest both annual and perennial herbs, and how to divide and propagate these plants. There may be some herbs available for tasting too.

Then the class will head outside to the Nature Center’s gardens and get dirty hands dividing herbs and creating their own container gardens to take home. Pots, soil, plants, and tools will be provided for a garden that will last through the fall.

West Seneca’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market Continues on July 14

West Seneca’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market Continues on July 14

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, continues on Thursday, July 14. The weekly event takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings through Sept. 1 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue features approximately 25 vendors selling a wide variety of products. Drums Along the Waterfront will host the market’s community group table on July 14, while Porcelain Train will provide musical entertainment from approximately 5:30 to 7 p.m. The market’s Family Fun Zone features several games for the enjoyment of kids of all ages.