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Tufting Class with Samantha Jacobs at the SINM

Tufting Class Flyer
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join in for Tufting Class with Samantha Jacobs at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. Classes start on May 16th and will run for four weeks (until June 6th). Classes run from 5:30-7:30pm and the cost is $200 with all materials included.

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Allegany State Park GeoBash 2019

Geobash 2019 logo
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:00am - 7:30pm

The 14th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been

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Birding at Eshleman Property of Pfeiffer Nature Center

Birding with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:30am - 10:30am

If the sweet melodious trills of songbirds is music to your ear, you will not want to miss this bird walk through the wetland and scrub areas of Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Eshelman Preserve. 

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Olean's Community Wide Garage Sales 2019

garage sale
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 18th, from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Chamber is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning.

For more information on the garage sale, please contact the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-372-4433.

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Bow and Arrow Class at the SINM

Bow and Arrow Class Flyer
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join in for Bow and Arrow Class with Billy Abrams at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. Classes start on May 18th and will run for six weeks. Classes run from 10am until 1pm and the cost is $500 with all materials included.

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The Power of Native Plants at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Native Plants at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 05/23/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

"When a flower isn’t just a flower: Have you ever felt powerless to make positive ecological change? Have you ever thought about how powerful our native plants can be? 

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2019 Amish Relief Auction

Amish Made Quilts
Sat, 05/25/2019 - 7:00am - 5:00pm

Experience a special day of Amish life in the country, with this auction full of Amish made furniture, tables, chairs, rockers, clocks, quilts, rugs, wall hangings, many handmade items, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment, gift certificates and much more!

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2019 Allegany Garden Festival

Allegany Garden Festival 2018 Raffles
Sat, 06/01/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. We bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center Creek Walk at Eshleman

Pfeiffer Nature Center Creek Walk at Eshelman
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Have you ever wondered who lives in creeks and streams? Kids from 5 to 75 are invited to join stream ecologist Ted Georgian for an evening walk in Coon Branch at the Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Eshelman Property.

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St. Mary of the Angels Basilica Fest

2019 Basilica of St. Mary's Church Festival
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/09/2019 - 6:00pm

Enjoy a good old-fashioned church festival at the St. Mary of the Angels Basilica Fest in Olean, NY!  Three big days of Faith + Family + Fun!  We’ve been doing it for 48 years and can’t stop!  Come enjoy the drive to the scenic Enchanted Mountain region where food, games, music and fun await you! 

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2019 ChamberFest 3.0 and Carving at the Casino

Salamanca Chamberfest 2019
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/09/2019 - 8:00pm

Get ready to celebrate summer at the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s Annual ChamberFest and Carving at the Casino weekend! 

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2019 Heritage Day at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum for a day of Seneca Heritage!  Celebrate the rich heritage of the Seneca-Iroquois people, there will be artists and craftors demonstrating and selling their work, an Atlatl competition, Traditional Foods contest, Storytelling, Traditional Dancing, local groups fundraisers, and Robert Griffing displaying his Artwor

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Flag Day Celebration at Cadiz Cemetery

Cadiz Flag Day Celebration 2019
Sun, 06/09/2019 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Ischua Valley Historical Society will host The Fifth Annual Cadiz Flag Day event on Sunday, June 9th at the Cadiz Cemetery.  The Ischua Valley Historical Society invites the public to join in celebrating our flag and remembering the sacrifices made by many in Her honor.  The public is invited to share in the festivities that will begin with a community

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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A Look at Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County

Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

We are very fortunate to live in a part of New York State that is filled with beautiful hills and valleys.  Have you ever given much thought to the glaciers which helped to create our natural scenery?   Whether you have or have not, here is an opportunity to learn more! 

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Woods Walk at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Wood Walk 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for the Pfeiffer Nature Center Woods Walk!  The 11th Woods Walk to benefit Pfeiffer Nature Center will take place on June 15, 2019 at our Lillibridge Property, located at 1974 Lillibridge Rd. in Portville, NY.

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Seneca Nation of Indians President's Day- At the Cultural Center

Outside view of Cultural Center
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Celebrate current and past Seneca Nation Presidents at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center all day on Seneca Nation of Indians President's

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Randolph's 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 2019

Weeden Park Randolph Arts and Crafts 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Being held at Weeden Park in 2019, Randolph’s 76th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 15th!  The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping!  Over 60 vendors will be participating!  Selling hand made arts and crafts! 

Some featured events are:

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June StrOlean

Strolean June 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:00am - 10:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town. Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun. 

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Cattaraugus County Museum Day

Cattaraugus County Museum Day 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Dive into the many museums scattered throughout Cattaraugus County on June 15th, 2019 – “Cattaraugus County Museum Day” to uncover exhibits that display our towns and villages Historic paths through time.  Learn local history and the ongoing stories of your community, the landscapes surrounding you, and the United States as a whole.  Feel the connection as you find your own

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2019 Olean General Hospital Auxiliary Strawberry Fest and Health Fair

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Join the fun at the Annual OGH Auxiliary Strawberry Festival (10 a.m.. - 6 p.m.) and Health Fair (10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)!  Featuring: strawberry shortcakes, sausage sandwiches, popcorn, sloppy joes, nachos, hot dogs, texas hots, drinks, baked goods, craft items and entertainment!

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Traditional Pottery Workshop

Pottery Flyer
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 5:30pm - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 8:00pm

Join in for a traditional pottery workshop on June 25th, 26th, and 27th from 5:30pm - 8pm with world renowned Traditional Pottery Artist Pete Jones. The event will be held at the new Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center Field Trip - A Look at Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus Coutny

Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County Field Trip
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is sponsoring a field trip to the western part of Cattaraugus County to examine unique glacier areas with nature guide, Tim Baird.  This field trip will involve a full day excursion via carpooling to visit some of the county’s land forms which were created by glaciers during the Wisconsin Glacial Episode.

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Ellicottville's Summer Music Festival 2019

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival 2019
Fri, 07/05/2019 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 11:00pm

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Don Felder “Formerly of The Eagles” at this years Summer Music Festival followed by the Buffalo Philharmonic on Sunday Evening with an exciting fireworks display!!!

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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Olean Community Theatre presents "Titanic, the Musical"

Titanic, the Musical by Olean Community Theatre
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 7:30pm - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 7:30pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "Titanic, the Musical".  In a stunning chamber musical as massive as the ocean liner that shares its name, Yeston and Peter Stone’s musical, Titanic, tells the stories of the people on board the legendary steamer and the men who got them there.

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2019 Enchanted Mountains BrewFest at Four Mile Brewing Company

2019 Four Mile Brewing Ecnanted Mountain Brew Fest
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest is going to another one to remember!  Celebrate Western New York's exciting craft beer scene, meet fellow beer enthusiasts, and see what's new in brewing.

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Rocket Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Rocket Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2019
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:00am - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 3:00pm

Calling all campers entering 5th grade or older!  Join in Rocket Camp with the Challenger Learning Center!  Focus of camp is to introduce campers to the world of aerodynamic principles through the design, build and launch of their own rockets.  Fun, hands-on activities will be used to enhance instruction.

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3rd Annual Ashford Cup Charity Golf Tournament for Griffis Sculpture Park

3rd Annual Ashford Cup Flyer
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

Enjoy a golf tournament on the beautiful 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 9am.

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Ellicottville's 2019 Jazz and Blues Weekend

Ellicottville Jazz and Blues Weekend
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 5:00pm - Sun, 07/28/2019 - 1:00am

A Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville is a boutique experience.  Wander through the village and choose from a variety of Jazz and Blues performance areas ranging from restaurants, bars & nightclubs and street-side July 26-28, 2019.  Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you’d expect in an international class resort, the village is self-contai

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Onofest 2019

Performance by at the 2017 OnoFest
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 12:00pm - 9:30pm

Onofest 2019 welcomes back hometown favorites The Hootz!  Fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, RVs and Boats on display, exhibits, activities and fireworks! It costs only $10 a car load- so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!

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2019 Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert, hosted by MAJ Patrick Miller

Wounded Warrior 2019
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 3:00pm - 10:00pm

The 3rd annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, July 27th this year at the Allegany Fireman's Park. All money raised (100% NET) at this event will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Homeless Veterans.  Live music on stage throughout the day Featuring Montgomery Gentry!

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2019 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/28/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love. The Taste of Olean will be held on July 28th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 70th Annual Art in the Park and the 29th Annual Taste of Olean.

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2019 Cattaraugus County Fair

2018 Cattaraugus County Fair
Mon, 07/29/2019 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/04/2019 - 11:00pm

Make plans to attend the 2019 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!  Celebrating its 177th year in 2019, this is a real down home country Fair.  Large enough to include exciting events like the demos and Monster Truck rallies, but small enough that you don't feel overwhelmed.  Affordable for the whole family, presale ticket

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Cultural Center Anniversary of Opening Celebration

Outside view of Cultural Center
Sun, 08/04/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Celebrate the one year anniversary of the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center opening on August 4th from 10am-5pm.

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Moon Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Moon Camp at Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center 2019
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Moon Mania camp will introduce your child to the Moon!  In a span of three hours, campers will learn all about the Earth's only natural satellite.  In fun, hands-on (or feet on) activities, campers feel what it is like to walk and jump on the moon, will make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut portrait ta

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CSI Spies Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

CSI Spy Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 3:00pm

CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investigation and undercover spies.  By the end of the week, campers will have learned how to handle a criminal investigation from start to finish.  The science of forensics, everything from observation to spatter patterns, and fluency in secret messages, breaking codes and working undercov

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Taste of Ellicottville 2019

Taste of Ellicottville 2019
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 4:00pm

August 10th and 11th, 2019, Noon to 4 p.m.

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2019 Annual Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

Previous Annual Festival At Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate a day of creativity at the annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival!  Enjoy the sculptures, listen to music, watch the performances and chow down on some good food! 

Check back as the event gets closer to find out what bands will be performing!

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Mars Camp at the Dresser Rand Challenger Center 2019
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader (completed grade) to the planet MARS!  In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet.  Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons, creating their own alien, building a miniature Mars colony, and learning with Sparki the Coding Rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities! 

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The Science of Color and Light Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Dresser Rand Challenger Center' Color Camp 2019
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 3:00pm

The Science of Color and Light camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and light 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,

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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August StrOlean

Strolean August 2019
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:00am - 10:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town. Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun. 

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2019 Wild Wing Festival to benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 08/25/2019 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl Sanctuary in the world is having The Wild Wing Festival on Sunday August 25th from 12-5 at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY 14042.

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 09/11/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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Ellicottville's 2019 Rock 'n Roll Weekend

Ellicottville Rock 'n Roll Weekend
Fri, 09/13/2019 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 10:00pm

Don't miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto, that kicks off Friday, September, 13th 2019 in the evening with a ton of live entertainment in all of

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Night Lights Dinner Celebration at Griffis Sculpture PArk

Come view the Lights!
Sat, 09/14/2019 (All day)

Griffis Sculpture Park is transformed with creative lighting for a show called Night Lights at the Griffis Sculpture Park.  The Park already beautifully combines art with nature and attracts visitors far and wide, but now you can see it in a whole new light. 

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2019 Rt. 16 Garage Sale & BBQ Stops

Rt. 16 Yard Sales 2019
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 5:00pm

Looking for that special bargain?  Antiques, lawn, garden and household, produce and many more low cost items will be available at hundreds of garage sales throughout the day.  Hungry?  Enjoy one of the roadside barbecues or restaurants along the way. 

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Allegany State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day at Allegany State Park
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 15th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event

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Rock City Park's 2019 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/06/2019 - 5:00pm

October 5 & 6,  Show Hours:  10am - 5pm.

Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from

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Olean Community Theatre presents "Driving Miss Daisy"

Driving Miss Daisy by Olean Community Theatre
Thu, 10/10/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "Driving Miss Daisy".  The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son that she must rely on the services of a chauffeur.

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7th annual WILMA (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) Expo

Made in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 4:00pm

The 7th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 19th and 20th, 2019.

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Scary Stories Friday at the Cultural Center

Outside of Cultural Center
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join in for an evening of scary stories and local folklore at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center. The event is open to the public and will include scary stories, local folklore, and craft activities for the kids.

 


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October StrOlean

Strolean October 2019
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town. Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun. 

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Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Museum, in its new location, the Cultural Center! Activities include Kid's Crafts, Food & Craft Vendors & the Annual Scary Stories in the Museum! This event is open to the public.

 

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Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival 2019

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 7:00pm - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 7:30pm

The Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival is legendary for great beers, wines, spirits, and good times. The 16th annual Beer and Wine Festival will be on November 9, 2019 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm and will feature over 30 craft brewers over 100 beers and wines from NYS and the region, plus entertainment on 3 floors of the beautiful Holiday Valley Lodge.

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"Christmas in the Park" at Allegany State Park

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park. Join the Environmental Education Department on Saturday,

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Culture Enthusiasts Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It'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

Ranked one of the Best Ski Resorts

Holiday Valley Resort ranked #3 on Ski Magazine's 2015-16 best in the East list!  It has 58 day slopes, 37 night slopes and 13 high tech lifts.  It also has been the training ground for Olympic ski competitors.

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