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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

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:

Audubon’s July 29 Wild 5K Run/Walk Part of Runner of the Year Series

Audubon’s July 29 Wild 5K Run/Walk Part of Runner of the Year Series

Jamestown, NY – Whatever your age, whether you like to run or if walking is more your speed, there’s a spot for you at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Wild 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 29.

Race day schedule is

  • 8-8:45 a.m.:  Same-day registration
  • 9 a.m.: Race begins
  • 10:30 a.m.: Award ceremony begins for those who have completed the race

Prizes will be awarded to the first three overall male and female walker and runner finishers. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in each for runners and top finisher in each for walkers. Age groups are 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

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.

Audubon Presents Dragonfly Pendant Workshop in Dunkirk, Saturday, June 24

Audubon Presents Dragonfly Pendant Workshop in Dunkirk, Saturday, June 24

Jamestown, NY –  No experience is necessary for you to design and create an eye-catching dragonfly pendant from beautiful glass beads. 

On Saturday, June 24, the Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting a Dragonfly Pendant Workshop at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Avenue in Dunkirk.

At the 1-3 p.m. workshop, you can make a colorful pendant in the shape of a dragonfly using Swarovski crystals, seed beads, glass “dagger” beads for the wings, and tiny metal spacers.

Beadwork artist and teacher Anne Jackson will instruct you in making this charming piece of jewelry that you will be proud to wear or give as a special gift. A member of the Chautauqua County Society of Artists, Jackson teaches beading privately as well as at Audubon.

Participants are reminded to bring their glasses if they need them for close-up work.

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, Northeast Regional Sales Manager from Beckett Grading Services, for a card and memorabilia grading event from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, June 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, in the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. Your BGS-graded cards will be returned in a unique, protective cardholder. Beckett uses an easy-to-understand one- to 10-point grading scale to rate sports cards, which are graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, magazines, pocket schedules and gaming cards. The cost is $15 per item, with 10-day service.

Six Athletes Now Scheduled to Appear at Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo

Six Athletes Now Scheduled to Appear at Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo

Western New York’s next Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew. The event will now feature appearances by six former professional athletes!

Former Buffalo Braves forward John Shumate and MLB great Denny McLain are the latest to be added to the lineup. Shumate will sign autographs from 11 a.m to noon at a cost of $15 per item, while McLain will host a memorabilia table at the event.