Educational

Educational Events/Places in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County in the Chautauqua-Allegany Region of Western New York

Educational Events

Friends of Good Music presents "Lilia"!

Friends of Good Music present Lilia!
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Playwright and actress Libby Skala will perform her one-woman show “Lilia!” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. It is the sixth performance in the Friends of Good Music’s 2017-18 performance season.

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Bluebird Nest Box and Squirrel Corn Cob Feeder Building with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Build a Bluebird Nest Box with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Spring is just around the corner which means our wild animal friends will soon be looking to start new families.  If you would like to attract wildlife to your yard join us in building a bluebird box or a squirrel corn cob feeder or BOTH!  Birding expert Tim Baird will be on hand to answer questions about these amazing animals.  Craftsmen Joe Leo and Craig Myers will lead th

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Challenge Learning Center "Space Dreamers" Winter Camp

Challenger Learning Center Space Dreamers Winter Camp
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:00pm

A True "Steam" experience with kids learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  Every participant (open to grades 3rd-6th accepted) will participate in activities of Daily Team Building, First Flight, Coding with Sparki, Geodesic Dome Building, Mystery Mission 4.0 and more!  

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February Break Art Camp

February Kids Arts Camp at Arts Council
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:00pm

​Designed for budding artists, this week kids will get creative with pour painting. Pour Painting is creating a painting without brushes, by pouring the paint onto the canvas. Each day of this five day course kids will explore a different technique of pour painting. We'll cover Puddle Pour, Slide Cup, Tree Ring, Flip Cup, and Paint Swipe. 

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Winter Camp at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Winter Camp at the Seneca Museum
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:00pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is presenting a fun and educational way for kids (ages 5-12 years old) to spend their February winter break.  Each day they will participate in classes that teach of Seneca history, culture and heritage.  There are two camps, one for 5-8 year olds and from 9am to 12pm each day.  The other is for 9-12 year olds and from 1-4pm.  Here are the

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WNY Frogs and the Hellbender Salamander

WNY Frogs at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join amphibian enthusiasts Holly Fischer and Tami Attwell as they present on the awesomeness of the 10 species of frogs that inhabit Western New York. They will share information on the calls and common characteristics which help to identify the toads and frogs in their natural environments.

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Jazz 'n' Wings with The Les Sabina Septet at the Regina A Quick Center

Jazz 'n' Wings with The Les Sabina Septet at St. Bonaventure University
Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Rathskeller on campus: Jazz 'n' Wings with The Les Sabina Septet.  Outside of the classroom, Sabina is an award-winning composer and accomplished saxophonist. He and his septet, some of the best jazz musicians in the region, will play contemporary jazz as chicken wings are served up, courtesy of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Allegany Area Historical Association presents businesses of Main St.

Allegany Heritage Center presents businesses of Main St.
Sun, 03/11/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Allegany Area Historical Asscoiation will meet on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.

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Annual WNY Maple Weekends 2018

2018 Maple Weekends
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 4:00pm

What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 22nd Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 17-18 and March 24-25, 2018 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association. 

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Friends of Good Music presents Fire and Grace

Friends of Good Music present Fire and Grace
Sun, 03/18/2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Friends of Good Music presents "Fire and Grace: Virtuoso Violin meets Celtic Guitar".  Canadian-born violinist Edwin Huizinga has established himself as one of North America's most versatile violinists.  Grammy award winning guitarist William Coulter has been performing and recording traditional and classical music for more than 25 years.

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LanDforms dance duo at the Regina A Quick Center

LanDforms at St. Bonaventure University
Wed, 03/21/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Quick Center: LanDforms.  This dance and performance art duo is composed of Leah Crosby, a creative dance teacher on Martha's Vineyard, and Danielle Evelena Doell, a dance performance artist based in Seattle, Wash. Both are fine arts graduates of Ohio University, where they met.

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Spring Lecture Series at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

2018 Seneca Museum Spring Lecture Series
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is presenting a Spring Lecture Series, beginning March 22 and continuing through May, with a series of informative, pertinent and timely range of topics.  These events are free and open to the public.  Each lecture will start at 6pm and generally continue for an hour to an hour and a half.  The list of presenters for this year include Don "Flip

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Annual WNY Maple Weekends 2018

2018 Maple Weekends
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 4:00pm

What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 22nd Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 17-18 and March 24-25, 2018 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association. 

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The Importance of Native Plants for Future Sustainability

The importance of Native Plants for Future Sustainability
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Habitat loss from destruction, fragmentation and degradation is a threat the native flora and fauna.  Gardeners in urban, suburban and rural residential communities are uniquely suited to create pockets of biodiversity to produce long term environmental sustainability.  

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Sal Andolina's Bistro Musica at the Regina A Quick Center

Sal Andolina at St. Bonaventure University
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Quick Center: Sal Andolina's Bistro Musica.  This performance of European café music features Sal Andolina, clarinetist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, BPO Concertmaster Dennis Kim on violin, and Dr. Albert Schlisserman on accordion. "These are virtuoso performers," said Sabina. "It should be an excellent and fun concert."

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Friends of Good Music presents Windsync!

Friends of Good Music presents Windsync
Sun, 04/08/2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Friends of Good Music presents "Windsync"!  Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music.

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Celebration of the Arts Gala with Cattaraugus County Arts Council

Celebration of the Arts Gala with the Arts Council
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

In keeping with this, our 20th anniversary year, our annual fundraiser at the Bartlett Country Club will be a 1920s themed cocktail party and you are invited to dress in your best Gatsby, flapper, or Bonnie & Clyde style.

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Earth Day Clean Up with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Earth Day Clean Up
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

National Earth Day was founded in 1970 to support and promote environmental awareness and protection.  Engaging in Earth Day activities has been an annual tradition ever since.  You can show appreciation for nature by assisting Pfeiffer Nature Center at our annual trail clearing and cleanup event.  It is the perfect way to enjoy the woods while helping to keep our trails well

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Earth and Arbor Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

Earth and Arbor Day at Allegany State Park 2018
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Come join the fun and celebrate 2 things we can’t live without - Mother Earth and Trees! Saturday, April 22, 2018 from 10am – 1pm at the Red House Administration Building Lobby.

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Franklinville's 2018 WNY Maple Festival

Franklinville WNY Maple Festival 2018
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:30am - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 5:00pm

Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it!  Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities including all you can eat pancake breakfast starting at 7:30am, demonstrations and a craft show.  There will be a petting zoo, antique gas and engine show, kids rides, a craft show, a PARADE, a library

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Harmonia Chamber Singers at the Regina A Quick Center

Harmonia Chamber Singers at St. Bonaventure University
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Quick Center: Harmonia Chamber Singers: An Evening of A Capella.  A highly regarded regional choir out of Buffalo, this 20-member group presents a variety of modern and Broadway a cappella choral pieces.

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Rock City Park 2018 Mother's Day Arts and Crafts Show

2018 Rock City Park Mother's Day Craft Show
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 5:00pm

The Arts & Crafts Show will include returning popular artists and crafts people as well as new artisans who will be displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and much, much more.  Vendors will be located indoors, but then visitors can take a hike through the park, exploring the huge rocks and crevices in, under and around them. 

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Southern Tier Symphony's 15th Season Session 3

Benjamin Grow conducts 15th season Southern Tier Symphony
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 9:00pm

Dare to do something different this weekend!  Make plans to attend Session 3 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.

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2018 St. Mary of the Angels Basilica Fest

2018 St. Mary's Basilica Fest
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us as we celebrate our second Festival as a BASILICA since Pope Francis' historic designation in 2017.  We are honored as a parish community to host the public on our grounds for 2 big days!  Food, live entertainment, Children's games and bounce houses, Irish Dancers, AOH Sunday Chicken BBQ, concessions, Raffle for $10,000

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Juneteenth Festival with the African American Center for Cultural Development

Juneteenth Celebration in Olean 2018
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House 2018

Historic Chestnut Cabin at Pfeiffer 2018
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Enjoy a visit to the Pfeiffer cabin which is listed on the national and state registers of historic places.  The American Chestnut cabin is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed! 

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for the 2018 Season

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for summer 2018
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Open Sundays in July and August 2-5 P.M. Guided tours of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park. Over 700 flying geese, ducks and swans, over 200 baby waterfowl, 70 different species, including endangered, protected and exotic.

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Rubber Ducky Festival at the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

2018 Rubber Ducky Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 07/29/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

"The Rubber Ducky Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday July 29 with rubber duck races and tours of the all the birds. Music and food will be provided.

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Randolph Veterans Appreciation Day 2018

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Thank our area veterans by coming out and participating in Randolph's 3rd Annual Veterans' Appreciation Day! All veterans (in Randolph or outside the community) are invited to march in the parade: line-up begins at 10:30 a.m. in the 7-Eleven parking lot.

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2018 Cadiz Heritage Day

2017 Cadiz Heritage Day
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!

Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s.  There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more! 

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 4 Season Photo Contest

Female Chestnust Sided Warbler by Jennifer Miller
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show!  There are four categories for entries:  Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer!  This contest is open to all ages.

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2018 National Alpaca Farm Days

Alpacas
Alpaca Yarn
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 9:00am - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 5:00pm

Looking for a fun and unusual outing?  National Alpaca Farm Days is September 29th and 30th where alpaca farms nationwide will open their farms to the public.  This is a great time to get out to alpaca farms and learn about alpacas, their background, their fleece and what can be done with it, the products the fleece makes, the tax benefits to owning alpacas, costs of raising alpacas,

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Rock City Park's 2018 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 5:00pm

Columbus Day Weekend!  September 29 - 30.  Show Hours:  10am - 5pm.

Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from around the world at the 10th annual Rock City Park Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show during Columbus Day Weekend.

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2018 Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Fall Fest
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun! 

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Largest Private Ski Resort in North America

HoliMont is the largest private ski resort in North America and has 52 slopes and 8 chair lifts.

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