Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment Events

Friends of Good Music presents Verona String Quartet

Verona String Quartet at St. Bonaventure
Fri, 10/14/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Verona String Quartet is presently the Graduate Resident String Quartet at The Julliard School, where they work closely with members of the Juilliard String Quartet. The Julliard School presented the quartet's Lincoln Center debut at Alice Tully Hall in May 2016.

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Cadiz Heritage Day

Cadiz Heritage Day
Sat, 10/15/2016 - 10:00am - 4:30pm

Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe Prescott House with a Pig Roast and cultural demonstrations!  Watch apple cider being pressed, buzzing wood with an auction to follow at 4:15pm, a blacksmith and butter making.  There will also be historical items on display, including a hatch dairy wagon, 1928 Nash Car, antique engines and so much more!  Enjoy a tour of this historical h

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Enjoy Some Music by the Fireside at Allegany State Park

new bathhouse by Michael Head
Sat, 10/15/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join in the fun at the Quaker Bath House for an evening listening to some great music by the fireside.

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Cutco Family Day at Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Pedal Punk
Fri, 10/21/2016 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University will hold its sixth annual Cutco Family Day from 4 to 7pm on Friday, October 21.

 Immediately following Family Day activities, at 7:30pm in the Quick Center’s Rigas Family Theater, Cirque Mechanics of Las Vegas will present Pedal Punk, a performance that has been called “an acrobatic whirlwind on wheels.”

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Halloween at the Olean YMCA

Halloween Party at the Olean YMCA
Fri, 10/21/2016 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Put on your costume and join the fun at the Olean YMCA! Member Cost: FREE.  Public Cost: $2 Per Participant.  Please pre-register (for the appropriate time for each child’s age) at the front desk or call 716-373-2400.

5-6 PM (Ages 10 & Under)
5:00-5:30 - Inflatable Slider and Games; 5:30-6:00 - Costume Contest

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The Majestic Eastern Hemlock

Hemlock clipart
Sat, 10/22/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Eastern Hemlock (also known as the Hemlock Spruce or Spruce Pine) is a slow-growing, long-lived tree which may exist for more than 800 years.  The Eastern Hemlock is a bright gem amongst the treasure trove of trees located within the Lillibridge old growth forest. 

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Horror at the Gowanda Hollywood Theater 2016

What is happening at the Hollywood?
Fri, 10/28/2016 - 6:00pm - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 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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Wine Glass Painting Event at Chaffee Chick Design

Wine Glass Paint Night at Chaffee Chick Design
Fri, 10/28/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

You're invited to Chaffee Chick Design's first-ever Wine glass painting event!  Paint a pair of wine glasses, step-by-step, with instruction by Dee of My Tipsy Palette, Dee Crouse.  All supplies provided.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Ray Evans Theater!!!

Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Ray Evans Theater
Fri, 10/28/2016 - 11:30pm - Sat, 10/29/2016 - 2:00am

The Rocky Horror Picture Show:  Halloween Special at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater.  Come in Costume and audience participation is encouraged.  Screening happens at midnight, but doors open at 11:30pm!  All tickets are $5 and visitors must be 18 or over.  

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Family Art Day at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council

Family Art Day at the Arts Council
Sun, 10/30/2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Families are invited to come to the Cattaraugus County Arts Council studio at 100 West Main Street in Allegany on Sunday, October 30 from 1-4pm for Family Art Day!

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Euchre Tournament at the African American Center for Cultural Development

Euchre Tourney in Olean
Sun, 10/30/2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Join in an action packed Euchre Tournament to benefit the African American Center for Cultural Development in Olean.  The Center recently moved into its new home and some more furnishing and updates are needed!  Buy in is just $5 and there will be snacks and prizes available.  Grab your partner or come alone! 

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South Dayton's 2016 Holiday Craft Show

Santa and Mrs. Claus
Sat, 11/05/2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Begin your holiday shopping at the South Dayton Holiday Craft Show!

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2016 Great Pumpkin Shoot at Besecker & Coss Service

Besecker and Coss Great Pumpkin Shoot
Sun, 11/06/2016 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

It's back!  Besecker and Coss will again be holding their “GREAT PUMPKIN SHOOT” on November 6, 2016 at 12 noon. The fundraiser, as always, is outdoors next to Besecker & Coss, 1553 Olean/Portville Road, Olean.  This year's recipient of proceeds from this event, will be LEEK hunting and Mountain Preserve. 

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Friends of Good Music presents Andreas Ottensamer

Andreas Ottensamer
Mon, 11/14/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Austrian clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer has captured audiences and critics alike with the singular beauty of tone that he coaxes from the instrument.  Since March 2011, he has been the principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic, arguably one of the world's leading orchestras.  He is the principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic.

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Christmas in Allegany

Christmas tree clip art
Thu, 11/24/2016 (All day) - Sat, 11/26/2016 (All day)

More information forthcoming.

Please check back.

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St. Bonaventure's Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot at St. Bonaventure
Thu, 11/24/2016 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

FEEL GOOD this Thanksgiving by starting your day with a non-timed 5K at SBU with over 200 other runners & walkers. This annual event is FREE to everyone, but we do ask that you bring healthy snacks/foods (see note below) to donate to the Olean Food Pantry.

Check in at SBU’s Murphy Auditorium from 8-8:45 AM, and the 5K begins at 9:00 AM.

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Christmas in Ellicottville 2016

winter street scene
Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/27/2016 - 7:00pm

Who needs all the hustle and bustle and stress of spending Black Friday at the Mall when the whole family can enjoy Christmas in Ellicottville.

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Friends of Good Music presents Thomaseen Foley's "A Celtic Christmas"

Celtic Christmas
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

For the past 13 years, with a world-class ensemble of musicians, dancers and singers from both sides of the Atlantic, Tomáseen Foley's "A Celtic Christmas" has played to packed concert halls and critical acclaim from Los Angeles to New York to Chicago to Palm Beach and beyond.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Spoon River Project"

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:30pm - Sun, 12/11/2016 - 10:00pm

In this beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, the former residents of Spoon River examine life and the longing for what might have been. As the citizens reflect on the dreams, secrets, and regrets of their lives, they paint a gritty and honest portrait of the town as all of their pasts are illuminated.

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Friends of Good Music presents "Murder on the Nile"

Murder on the Nile
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Aquila Theatre, in its 25th anniversary season, stages “Murder on the Nile,” by one of the greatest mystery writers in world literature — Agatha Christie. This brilliant new production features a masterful whodunit and Aquila's clever signature style.

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Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show 2017

from 2016 show
Sat, 01/21/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the 8th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show will be held January 21st & 22nd, 2017 at Good Times of Olean.

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Friends of Good Music presents Kremlin Chamber Orchestra

The Kremlin Chamber Orchestra
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Founded in 1991, the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra comprises some of Russia's finest young string players.  The orchestra has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director, Misha Rachlevsky.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Odd Couple"

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 10:00pm

When their respective marriages fall apart, endearing slob Oscar Madison invites his former college friend Felix Unger to move in with him.

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Friends of Good Music presents Music from India: Aditya Verma

Aditya Verma
Sun, 03/12/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sarod player Aditya Verma is one of Canada’s premier forces on the international world music scene.  A charismatic sarod player based in Montreal, he has won the admiration of audiences across North America, Europe and India. His electrifying performances reveal his virtuosity, passionate energy and an intensely emotional approach to music.

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Friends of Good Music presents Madrigalia

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Now in its 41st concert season, Madrigalia, A Rochester-based vocal ensemble,  delights audiences of all ages with diverse choral repertoire spanning the centuries and exploring many styles.

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40th Annual Fun Fly & Airshow sponsored by the Southern Tier Aero Radio Society

2016 contestants
Sat, 07/08/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 3:00pm

See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the Olean Airport on July 8-9, 2017.

The S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft. All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY. 

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2017 Cattaraugus County Fair

photo from 2016 Fair
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 11:00pm

OK, Make plans to attend the 2017 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!

More information forthcoming.

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2016It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

View the visitor's guide online


request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams.

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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