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Learn to Find Your Way with a Compass at Nature Center Workshop

Learn to Find Your Way with a Compass at Nature Center Workshop

Jamestown, NY – Orienteering – that is, navigating with a compass -- is an important, but often forgotten, outdoor skill in this technological world.

Finding our way today with GPS or internet maps is fine, but when the batteries go dead or the cell service is poor, a compass can be a reliable tool for outdoor adventures. 

From 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, the Audubon Nature Center is offering a workshop where you can learn to use a map and compass to navigate from point to point. After participants feel comfortable with the basics, they will be able to try a compass course around the Nature Center grounds, with a treasure at the end. 

Volunteers Needed for Nature Center’s July 25 Wild 5K Run/Walk

Volunteers Needed for Nature Center’s July 25 Wild 5K Run/Walk

Jamestown, NY – With hundreds of runners and walkers converging for the Wild 5K Run/Walk, the Audubon Nature Center needs dozens of volunteers on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

The 8-8:45 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. start time mean volunteers will be required as early as 7:30 a.m. to help with parking through to after-race clean-up in the early afternoon.

Folks will be needed to staff the water station and serve as trail cheerleaders/direction pointers from before the start to the end of the race. Other assignments include staffing the registration, refreshment and award tables, and helping at the finish line.

Bases Loaded to Host Marv Levy and Andre Reed for Autograph-signing Event

Bases Loaded to Host Marv Levy and Andre Reed for Autograph-signing Event

 

Buffalo Bills legends and Pro Football Hall of Famers Marv Levy and Andre Reed will participate in an autograph-signing session from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Levy coached the Buffalo Bills from 1986-97 and also served briefly as the team’s general manager in 2006-07. He entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. Reed played wide receiver for Buffalo from 1985-99 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

Nature Center Offering Day-Long Photography Intensive Workshop

Nature Center Offering Day-Long Photography Intensive Workshop

Jamestown, NY – If you own a camera and want to improve your skills as a photographer, you will want to be at the Audubon Nature Center on Saturday, June 20.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day nearly a dozen skilled photographers will share their talent and expertise in an intensive Photography Workshop covering a wide range of topics.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend four different sessions on subjects including Fun with Macro, Comparing and Using Photo Editing Software, Looking Good – Ideas for Composition, Meet Your Neighbours – Photography for Conservation, Pet Portraits with Personality, SLR Manual Mode Crash Course, Sun Pictures, Black and White Conversions, Improving Landscapes with HDR, Gear Geeks!, Creating Composite Images Using Photoshop, iPhone-o-Graphy, and Insect Photography.

Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen Basketball Teams

Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen Basketball Teams

The Town of Amherst Board has issued a proclamation in honor of the Daemen College men’s and women’s basketball teams, recognizing both teams’ victories in their respective United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division I National Championship tournaments. The proclamation was presented at the April 6 town board meeting.

The Daemen men’s team, led by tournament Most Valuable Player Gerald Beverly, entered this year's tournament as the top seed and went on to defeat No. 8 Indiana University-South Bend, No. 4 Concordia College (Ala.) and No. 3 Rochester College (Mich.) in Uniontown, Pa., to capture the program’s first-ever USCAA national title.

Sports Collectors Expo to Bring 18 Sports Legends to Batavia

Sports Collectors Expo to Bring 18 Sports Legends to Batavia

 

Eighteen stars from the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball are scheduled to appear from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Sports Collectors Expo. The event is set to take place at Batavia Downs Gaming, located at 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Kicking off the autograph signings from 11 a.m. to noon will be baseball greats Luis Tiant, Chris Chambliss and Joe Hesketh, along with former NFL stars George Rogers and Larry Brown. From noon to 1 p.m. are NFL greats Marv Levy, Jack Youngblood, Tom Mack and Vince Ferragamo. Signing from 1 to 2 p.m. will be NFL legend Rocky Bleier. 

Learn the Art of Making Maple Syrup at the Nature Center

Learn the Art of Making Maple Syrup at the Nature Center

Jamestown, NY – What could be sweeter? The Audubon Nature Center is offering the opportunity to learn the basic principles and procedures to make maple syrup.

“The Art of Making Maple Syrup” will be held on Sunday afternoon, February 15 at the Nature Center, followed by a trip to Uncle Rick’s Sugar House in Ashville, New York, in March.

The 1:30-3 p.m. program will begin in the Nature Center’s multipurpose room, where a slide show and lecture will describe what it takes to make maple syrup.  Instructor Rick Rupprecht will bring samples of the equipment he uses and talk about alternatives that are available.  A quick walk outside will help you learn to look closely at branches and bark to identify a sugar maple from the other trees in the yard.