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Family Entertainment Events

Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Mars Mania Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 08/14/2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader to the planet MARS!  In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet.  Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons and "driving" a Mars rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities! 

This camp is made for kids entering 1st grade and will be held one day, Aug 14th from 9am to 3pm. 

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Color My World Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Color My World Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:00pm

Color My World camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader to the wonders of color that is all around them.  Each activity will show color in our world and how we see it and even use color.  The science of color is explained in fun, hands-on activities.  Activities include Chromotography, Light Spectrum, Rainbow Anagrams, Space Colors, Solar Oven, Color in Nature and more! 

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Cooking Demonstration at Canticle Farm Market

Cooking at Canticle Farm
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

See cooking demonstrations and preparation tips to improve your skills in the kitchen! This will be held with Canticle Farm, where you can take home fresh ingredients to cook at home afterwards! Gail Beyer will show you how to make Tabouli!

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Ashford Cup Charity Golf Tournament for Griffis Sculpture Park

Golf Tournament to benefit Griffis Sculpture Park
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:30am - 7:00pm

Come to this golf tournament on the lovely Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley for a good time and to show your support for Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center!  Registration will take place the day of the event and starts at 11:30am and there will be a lunch prior to the start time of 1:00pm.  Dinner will follow as well.  This is a 2

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2017 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

2017 Family Beach Party on Quaker Lake at Allegany State Park
Family Beach Party with Kevin McCarthy at Quaker Lake
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:00pm - 9:30pm

Come spend a fun summer’s evening with music, fun, and fireworks at Red House Beach Area.  Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our Annual Beach Party to hear Keith James, Sean Patrick McGraw and Kevin McCarthy!  All followed up by a fireworks display! 

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Amphibians and Reptiles - Mysterious and Misunderstood

Hellbender Photo by Twan Leenders
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us at Pfeiffer Nature Center as we explore the lifestyles and habits of some of our most mysterious and misunderstood wildlife friends – amphibians and reptiles! This event is packed with all kinds of fun for children and adults.  Meet Wildlife Veterinarian Dr.

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3rd Saturday Trek at Allegany State Park

Take a hike at Allegany State Park Wetland Boardwalk
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from April through October. The treks will be led by park staff and summer interns.

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Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic

Drivers of the Pennyroyal Race Track
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

You're cordially invited to Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic to be held at the Leon Fire Hall on Saturday August 19th 2017, starting at Noon.  Bring a dish to pass, your lawn chair and get ready for fun at this small town country picnic in Leon in the Amish Country of Cattaraugus County.  It's the 75th Anniversary of the Leon Fire Company #1!  

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Yoga at Canticle Farm Market

Yoga at Canticle Farm
Repeats every 2 weeks until Wed Sep 06 2017 .
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Experience Yoga in the most calm, relaxing setting, surrounded by nature and freshly grown foods.  Experience Yoga at Canticle Farm!  There will be three upcoming sessions of "Gentle Flow Yoga" by Lisa Yohon that cost just $8 per session!  Bring your mat or blanket, some water and get ready to have some peaceful fun!  

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Music of WWI with Jim Kimball

2017 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Jim Kimball will be giving a presentation and performances on "Music of WWI" at the Cattaraugus County Museum on August 24, 2017.

This is a free event that is part of 2017's Summer at the Stone House Event Series at the Stone House, 9824 Rt. 16, Machias, NY.

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Olean Outdoor Fest

Olean Outdoor Fest
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00pm - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 11:00pm

Help support the Rehabilitation Center, Homcare Hospice, St. Judes, Make a Wish and more at the Olean Outdoor Fest.  Proceeds will be donated to those organizations and attendees are sure to have a great time with this action packed-event.

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Allegheny Valley Archaeological Dig at Canticle Farm Market

Archaeological Dig at Canticle Farm Presentation
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm for a talk with Steve Howard of the Allegheny Valley Project. Learn about what artifacts Steve and his team has found behind our Market!  You can alos take a self guided tour of the dig site! 

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2017 Wild Wing Festival to benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 08/27/2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

WILD WING FESTIVAL will be held on Sunday August 27, 2017 from 12-5PM at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY.

Last Call to see all the birds.

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Rock 'N Remember for Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Rock 'N Remember 2017 Gowanda
Sun, 08/27/2017 - 1:00pm - 9:00pm

This year's event proceeds will benefit the Gowanda Ambulance building fund and the Hollywood Theater restoration fund. Live local bands, food trucks, Chinese auction baskets, raffles! More details to follow.   Save the Date!

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Fields of Gold, Getting to Know Goldenrod at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Get to know Goldenrod with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

When Sting released his classic “Fields of Gold” he was referring to fields of ripening barley. But if he were here in Western New York late summer, it would be hard not to apply that phrase to the expansive lush bounty of yellow gracing the roadsides and fields. 

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9th Annual Heavenly Harvest at Canticle Farm

2017 Farm to Table Dinner Canticle Farm
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

9th Annual Heavenly Harvest Farm to Table dinner and educational event. Chef-prepared, locally sourced four-course dinner, accompanied by live music, farm tours, sustainable-living educational booths, raffle baskets, chair massages, a bonfire, and more.

New this year, beer from Four Mile Brewing Company and wine from Savage Winery.

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Presentation on Joseph Ellicott at the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Joseph Ellicott presentation at the Ellicottville Historical Museum
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to listen to Katy Sergel who is from the Holland Land Museum.  She will be speaking on "Joseph Ellicott and the Museum".  Ellicottville was named in honor of Joseph Ellicott, who was an agent for the Holland Land Co.  Come see this exciting lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

Night Lights at Griffis
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:00pm

Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture park are back!!

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Season Opening for Pumpkinville 2017

picking out pumpkin photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:00am - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 7:00pm

A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in this area. 

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4 Season Photo Contest and Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Photo Contest Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 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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2017 Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:00pm

Join in at the 40th annual Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival with events happening all weekend long!  Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage.  Started as a way to promote the culture of the Seneca Nation of Indians, as well as the relationship between the nation and the City of Salamanca, the celebration will have a cultural aspect with d

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Olean Community Theatre presents "9 to 5"

Olean Community Theatre presents "9 to 5"
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "9 to 5" with music by Dolly Parton!  Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. 9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie.

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Fall Foliage Weekends at Sprague's Maple Farm

Fall Foliage at Sprague's Maple Farms
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 8:00pm

Come to Sprague's Maple Farms any weekend in October for Fall Foliage Fun! 

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Ellicottville's 2017 Fall Festival

Ellicottville's Fall Festival
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 5:00pm

On October 7th and 8th, 2017, come to Ellicottville’s Fall Festival; the oldest and largest, takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color!  Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, fine art, and an arts and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.

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Rock City Park's 2017 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at Rock City Park
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00am - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 5:00pm

Columbus Day Weekend!  October 7 - 9.  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 9th annual Rock City Park Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show during Columbus Day Weekend.

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"Railroads of the Area" at the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Salamanca Railroad
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to listen to Stan Carlson from the Salamanca Rail Museum.  He will be talking about the different railroads of the area and the roles they played in the development of the area.  Come see this informative lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "I Never Saw Another Butterfly"

Olean Theatre Workshop Never Saw Another Butterfly
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "I Never Saw Another Butterfly".  Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about a hundred were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of the war.

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Horror at the Gowanda Hollywood Theater 2017

Gowanda's Horror at the Hollywood
Fri, 10/27/2017 - 6:00pm - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 9:00pm

Discover for yourself, if Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater is really Haunted.  Make your way through the old Theater full of creatures from the night and scary passages throughout.

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Portville's 2017 Art and Antique Show

Portville Arts N Crafts Show 2017
Sat, 11/04/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 4:00pm

Portville Central School’s Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Show returns! This 2-day indoor event will be held in the High School and features art, crafts, antiques and food on Saturday, November 4th, and Sunday, November 5th, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. Proceeds collected directly benefit the students of Portville Central School in the form of achievement awards.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Do Not Go Gentle"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Do Not Go Gentle"
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Do Not Go Gentle".  Lillian Boedecker Barron is old, vibrant, funny, wise, and recently deceased!

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Blithe Spirit"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Blithe Spirit"
Thu, 02/08/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Blithe Spirit".  The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late fi

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Motherhood Out Loud"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents Motherhood Out Loud
Thu, 05/10/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Motherhood Out Loud".  Bring your mother for Mother's Day!!  MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD…never fails to strike both the funny bone and the heart.

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Miner's Cabin built by Gold Miner

Miner’s Cabin in Franklinville was built by a miner that returned home after making it good during the gold rush era of the west coast. The building is not a cabin either but a three story house of Queen Anne design.

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