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Create a Beautiful Beaded Bracelet at Audubon

Create a Beautiful Beaded Bracelet at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – Imagine creating a beautiful bracelet with colorful glass beads and a special nature charm.

You can do just that on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s “Charming” Memory Wire Bracelet workshop.

At the 10 a.m.-noon class, you will have fun choosing different sizes of colorful glass beads to place on a three-round spiral of memory wire. You will choose a special nature charm to attach to your bracelet and then finish with a tiny loop at each end.

No beading experience is needed – just a desire to have fun and meet new people.

Beadwork artist and teacher Anne Jackson will instruct you in making this lovely 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 and also at Imagine in Bemus Point, New York.

Remember to bring your glasses if you need them for close-up work.

The Woods at Bear Creek celebrates grand opening July 18 & 19

The Woods at Bear Creek celebrates grand opening July 18 & 19

The Woods at Bear Creek will celebrate the grand opening of its “glamping” resort on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday July 19, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 3510 Bear Creek Road in Franklinville, NY (just 15 minutes from the Village of Ellicottville). The weekend’s events will include resort tours, wine tastings and live entertainment by local bands including “Stimulus Package,” “Fred and Tuck,” and “The Boys of Summer.”

In addition, on Saturday, July 19, a $10 day pass will also be available to attendees, which will provide full day access to all the resort’s activities, including Western New York’s longest zip line, Olympic-size pool, fishing paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, basketball, tennis and 13 miles of hiking trails. A complete schedule of grand opening weekend festivities is available at www.thewoodsatbearcreek.com.

Preregistration Deadline Near for Audubon’s July 26 Wild 5K Walk/Run

Preregistration Deadline Near for Audubon’s July 26 Wild 5K Walk/Run

Jamestown, NY – Would you like to get a little exercise and a cool tee-shirt, while helping a great cause?

Then you won’t want to miss the Jamestown (NY) Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s Wild 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 26. But you have to preregister by Thursday, July 17 to get the t-shirt!

Proceeds help with the care of Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, Liberty. The muscle damage in Liberty’s wing prevents her from flying well enough to hunt in the wild.

Following a trail through the distinctive beauty of Audubon’s Sanctuary, this 5K is an opportunity for all ages. Runners age groups are from 12 and under to 60+. Walkers are 25 and under; 26-55, and 56+.

Prizes will be awarded to the first overall male and female finishers in the run category. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division for both runners and walkers, a total of 10 divisions.

What the World Cup is Teaching Us About Citizenship

What the World Cup is Teaching Us About Citizenship

 

Soccer is the sport played most consistently around the world. It's not sectioned off or dominated by one particular country. According to FIFA's most recent survey, there are 265 million players actively involved in soccer around the world, or roughly 4 percent of the world's population. 

Make a Dragonfly Pendant at Audubon

Make a Dragonfly Pendant at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – You don’t need previous experience to learn to make an eye-catching dragonfly pendant from beautiful glass beads. 

On Saturday, July 19, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary is offering “Flight of the Dragonfly.”

At the 10 a.m.-12:30 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 between the crystals.

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 and also at Imagine in Bemus Point, New York.

As a bonus, Audubon Program Director Jennifer Schlick will give a short presentation about local dragonflies.

Cost of the class is $50, $42 for Friends of the Nature Center, and includes all supplies.

Cabela’s Announces Opening Date of Cheektowaga, NY, Store

Cabela’s Announces Opening Date of Cheektowaga, NY, Store

Cabela’s Incorporated, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the official grand opening of its Cheektowaga, N.Y., store Thursday, August 7, 2014.

A ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by Cabela's executives and special guests, will begin at 10:45 a.m. and conclude with the grand-opening ribbon being cut by an arrow shot from a bow by a local Cabela’s employee. Doors will open for business at 11 a.m.

Opening day will kick off a weekend-long celebration highlighted by special appearances, family events, giveaways and more. A complete schedule of events will be available on www.cabelas.com/stores when finalized.

Audubon Welcomes Wild 5K Walkers and Runners

Audubon Welcomes Wild 5K Walkers and Runners

Jamestown, NY – If you are a runner, a walker, a nature lover, or a fan of Jamestown Audubon, you won’t want to miss the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s new Wild 5K Run/Walk.

The Saturday, July 26, 2014, event is reviving the popular Run for Liberty that has taken a break for a few years.

Audubon is giving a new beginning to this popular run/walk that brought the community together in a unique way. Nature-enthusiasts, athletes, businesses, families, friends and volunteers will all discover common interests and values in the happenings on race day.

Like its predecessor, the Wild 5K will provide an opportunity to enjoy the distinctive beauty of the Sanctuary while posing a meaningful challenge.

Also like the Run for Liberty, proceeds from the race will support Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable resident Bald Eagle.