Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

Ghosts in the Sunlight Exhibit Opening at Olean Public Library

Nicholas Torsell
Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nicholas Torsell’s photographs in the exhibit, “Ghosts in the Sunlight” at first glance seem to be starkly beautiful empty spaces, but if you linger and let your imagination people the space with what might have been there, you will see the potential that Torsell finds in everyday emptiness.

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The Great American Trailer Park Musical Fundraiser Event

The Great American Trailer Park Musical in Olean
Fri, 01/13/2017 - 6:00pm - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 9:00pm

"The Great American Trailer Park: The Musical" - A Fundraiser for The Pink Pumpkin Project and Olean Community Theatre, will be presented January 13 and 14, 2017 at the Premier Banquet Center, located at 2000 Constitution Avenue in Olean. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.

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Exploring Winter with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Snowshoe Event at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Snowshoe hares have oversized feet which enable them to move quickly on top of the snow’s surface.  Come try out your snowshoeing skills on the white powder of the Lillibridge Preserve!  Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair of traditional snowshoes from us when you visit Pfeiffer Nature Center’s winter wonderland. 

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Community Meal and Conversation on Equality and Compassion

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

What is your identity and how does it affect your daily interactions with others? Do you feel connected to all those who live in our community or do you see some as separate? If someone is disabled, of another faith, another race, another sexual identity do you have compassion for them? Do you understand them?

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Winter Sunset Treks at Allegany State Park

family hike during winter
Repeats every 7 days until Mon Feb 27 2017 .
Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Mon, 01/16/2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Mon, 01/23/2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Mon, 01/30/2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Mon, 02/27/2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Join in every Monday evening at 4:30pm in January and February for a trek into the sunset at Allegany State Park.

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Canvas-N-Cocktails at Cadillac Jack's

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Cadillac Jack's invites you to their next Canvas-N-Cocktails, January 19th at 6pm.  Just two short weeks away!!

Make reservations today so you don't miss out!!

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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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Luau at the Y Pool Party

luau clip art
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Grab your bathing suit and the kiddos and enjoy some summer fun in the middle of winter!  The Y is hosting a pool party with music, games, snacks, hot dogs and sno-cones!  Cost is only $1 per person for members and $3 per person for the general public.

Register at the front desk.

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The Great American Trailer Park Musical Fundraiser Event

poster for Limestone production
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 6:00pm - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:00pm

"The Great American Trailer Park: The Musical" - A Fundraiser for Bradford Little Theatre and the Limestone Violunteer Fire Department - will be presented January 20 and 21, 2017 at the Limestone Community Center, located in Limestone. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.

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Ellicottville's Winter Blues Weekend 2017

Winter Blues Weekend
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 7:00pm - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 11:30pm

The  Village of Ellicottville heats up  January 20-21 during Winter Blues Weekend.  Old Man Winter got you down? Ready to come out of hibernation to hear some great music? Ellicottville's many area venues and establishments will have some of the hottest blues musicians to help you climb out of that January funk. Check back often as we add artists and venues to the calendar!

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Cadillac Jack's Winter Blues Weekend Lineup

poster for the Chumps and State Street Ramblers
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:00pm - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 12:00am

Cadillac Jack's is pleased to announce its lineup for the Winter Blues Weekend.  Stop in Friday, January 20th, for the State Street Ramblers from 9pm until midnight.  On Saturday, January 21st, you can hear the Chumps, also from 9pm to midnight!

See you then, at 24 Monroe Street in Ellicottville!

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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

Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 8th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show. It brings the whole of great outdoors under one roof!

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HarleyDay Valley

HarleyDay Valley
Sat, 01/21/2017 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

WNY's Biggest Cabin Fever Biker Party is back again for it's fifth year!  Get to Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY for a great way to break the cabin fever.

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Enjoy Some Music by the Fireside at Allegany State Park

Jamie Haight
Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join in at the Red House Administration Building for an evening listening to some great music by the fireside. Local musician Jamie Haight headlines January’s “By the Fireside” event.

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Exhibit Opening with Stephanie McMahon's Earthworks

one of McMahon's paintings
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cattaraugus County Arts Council is pleased to invite the public to an exhibit featuring a collection of paintings by Stephanie McMahon called Earthworks.  The abstract paintings included in Earthworks reference the environment around the artist’s home in rural Alfred, New York.  

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Holliday Valley's USASA Boardercross Weekend

Sat, 01/28/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 3:00pm

A weekend with 4 USASA Boardercross events. Competition to be held on Holiday Valley's  Moonshadow course.

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Regional Social Dance Traditions at JCC Cattaraugus County Campus

Sat, 01/28/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This is your opportunity to see and learn about regional social dance traditions when they are presented at No Experience Necessary: Social Dancing in the Southern Tier, a discussion and demonstration of Swedish, contra and Seneca dances at Jamestown Community College Cattaraugus County campus. Light refreshments will be served. The program is FREE and open to the public.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Singer/Songwriter/Actor Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson
Sat, 01/28/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Grammy award-winning Kris Kristofferson visits Seneca Allegany Event Center to entertain all his fans. 

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Mission to Mars with the Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Center's Holiday Mission
Sun, 01/29/2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Spend some time this New Year exploring Space and Beyond with the Challenger Learning Center in a mission to Mars!  This is a Simulated Mission to Halley's Comet for adults and teens (5th grade and up) on Sunday, January 29, 2017.  As an "astronaut" aboard the Mission, you will use smarts, wits and teamwork to successfully navigate through space challenges to study Halley's Comet as i

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Seneca Allegany Casino presents AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series 2017

Racer Tim Tremblay courtesy of AMSOIL
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:00pm - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 11:00pm

The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb. 3 and 4 with AMSOIL Championship Snocross.

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Cadillac Jack's presents the Dance of the Snow Queens

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Ladies (and Gents) - join in on Friday, February 3rd for the Dance of the Snow Queens.  Food and drink specials start at 7PM, dancing starts at 9PM. 

Dress up, dance, and network with other vibrant women!

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Art and Conservation

Jennifer Miller, 2015 Duck Stamp Artist
Sat, 02/04/2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Explore how visual art and conservation can benefit one another in this talk by Federal Duck Stamp artist Jennifer Miller. Jennifer will describe her experiences with the Federal Duck Stamp and share her passion for reaching out with her work to inspire the public to care about the natural world.

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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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Family Pizza and Paint Night at The Ink Well

Love-ly birds in tree paintings
Fri, 02/10/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Just in time for Valentine's Day! Join us for a night out and enjoy some quality family time, creating some fun memories along the way.

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2017 Southern Tier Curling Tournament

Southern Tier Curling Tournament at Good Times of Olean
Sat, 02/11/2017 - 9:00am - 11:59pm

A day for the community to get out of the house and gather to enjoy a day of competition and friendship in a most northernly way.... CURLING! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Portville Football Alumni Association which services a variety of needs within the school district.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Blood, Sweat & Tears with Bo Bice

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Don’t miss Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice (formerly from American Idol) Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7pm performing at Seneca Allegany Events Center! 

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2017 Art Roscoe Loppet - Classic Cross Country Ski Races at Allegany State Park

2017 Art Roscoe Loppet Flyer
Sun, 02/12/2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Start Times: 22K 9:30am, 13K 9:45am, 6K 10:00am

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Holiday Valley's Cabin Fever 1

skiing at HV
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 9:00am - 10:00pm

Purchase a voucher for $25.99 Canadian or US dollars, then join in for a day of fun in the snow! Vouchers are good for either February 16 or March 14 and are available starting one week ahead of the Cabin Fever days.

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2017 Sportsman's Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center

2016 show
Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:00am - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 4:00pm

The Sportman's Show comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center once again!  Come in out of the cold and get ready for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons!

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Bat and Bluebird Nest Box Building with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Building Bird Boxes with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 02/18/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Spring is just around the corner which means our wild friends will soon be looking for a place to roost and raise a family.  Give them a helping hand by building a bat box, a bluebird box OR BOTH!  These can be taken home or left with Pfeiffer Nature Center to be placed at the Lillibridge or Eshelman properties.

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Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe with Allegany Nordic

Art Roscoe Trail System
Sat, 02/18/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come out and explore the Art Roscoe Ski and Snowshoe Area in the dark. Bring a dish to pass and your beverage of choice to the warming hut. After a ski or snowshoe, let's get together to toast why winter is so great!

PS-dont' forget your headlamp. It gets dark out there!!!!

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2017 Winter Break Art Camp at Cattaraugus County Arts Council

prior class
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:00am

Ages 4-7
ClayVenture | 9-10am

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Space Dreamers Science Camp at Challenger Learning Center

Space Dreamers Science Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:00pm

Commander Sharon Bushnell is beyond excited for this year's "Space Dreamers" Camp. It is sure to be out of this world with a few favorite activities that have been updated and some all new activities! Don't miss your chance to be a SPACE DREAMER!  This is for students in grades 3-6 and space is limited.  Register before January 31 and save $24! 

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CCLAA presents "Hair" at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater

Hair at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:00pm - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 9:00pm

For MATURE audeinces only!  Join the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association in celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Hair"!  Set in an East Village park in 1967, Hair is the musical story of a group of hippies who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War.

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Holiday Valley's 2017 Penguin Paddle

Penguin Paddle
Sat, 02/25/2017 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is a fundraiser where participants slide down the slope on their belly "penguin style" in a stylish garbage bag.

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Holiday Valley's Your Turn Women's Ski Clinic

skiers at the Valley
Sun, 02/26/2017 - 8:00am - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 4:00pm

Holiday Valley Snowsports School is featuring the 5th annual "Your Turn" women's clinic on Thursday and Friday, January 26 and 27, 2017 led by Lisa Densmore Ballard, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer and assisted by several of Holiday Valley's finest women instructors.

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Aviation Club at the Challenger Learning Center

Aviation Club at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 02/28/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come be a part of the new CLC Aviation Club!

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Holiday Valley offers Scout Ski Days

having fun skiing
Sat, 03/04/2017 - 8:30am - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:30pm

A day on the slopes with your Scouting Group is a great experience of learning new things and enjoying new friends.

Special Pricing: 8-hour lift tickets $31, lift and lesson $35, lift lesson and rental $45. Helmet rental $6.

Contact Group Sales for information and reservations at 716-699-2345, ext 4406.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino present Dick Fox's Golden Boys

Dick Fox's Golden Boys
Sat, 03/04/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Fans of the Golden Age of Rock n’ Roll will hit the jackpot at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino when Dick Fox’s Golden Boys perform Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7pm inside the Seneca Allegany Events Center!

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Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival & Mardi Gras 2017

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 5:00pm

It's hard to believe that Holiday Valley can be even more fun, but wait 'til you come to Winter Carnival 2017!

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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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Holiday Valley's Cabin Fever 2

skiing at HV
Tue, 03/14/2017 - 9:00am - 10:00pm

Purchase a voucher for $25.99 Canadian or US dollars, then join in for a day of fun in the snow! Vouchers are good for either February 16 or March 14 and are available starting one week ahead of the Cabin Fever days.

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Jazz Concert Series presents Sal Andolina and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Big Band

jazz series
Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The third event in the 2016-17 Clare College Jazz Concert Series is Sal Andolina and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Big Band.

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Spring Break Art Camp at Cattaraugus County Arts Council

Having fun with clay
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 9:00am - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:00pm

More information forthcoming!

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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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First Day Hike in Allegany State Park 2018

First Day Hike
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

First Day Hikes originated over 20 years ago at the Blue Hills Reservation, a  state park in Milton, Massachusetts. The program was launched to promote both  healthy lifestyles throughout the year and year round recreation at state  parks.

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Winter Places

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!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Clare Mark is the highest elevation in Cattaraugus County

The highest point in Cattaraugus County is Clare Mark, at 2,430 feet.  This mount, in the Town of Allegany off Chipmunk Road, is privately owned, and does not have public access for hiking.  Nearby attractions are Rock City Park and Allegany State Park.


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