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“Made in Olean” Photography Exhibition at the JCC Center Gallery

Colleen Kelly's "Made in Olean" photography exhibit
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

“Made in Olean” opens in the Center Gallery on the Olean campus of Jamestown Community College on November 9 from 6-8pm and will include an artist talk and catered reception. The exhibition is a documentary photography project by Olean-based artist Colleen Kelly which features people who work in local businesses and institutions.

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Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival 2018

2018 HV Beer and Wine Festival
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 7:00pm - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 7:30pm

The Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival is legendary for great beers, wines and good times. This year's 15th annual event on November 10, 2018 from 3:30 to 7:30PM features over 30 craft brewers with over 100 beers and wines from New York State and the region, plus entertainment on 3 floors of the beautiful Holiday Valley Lodge.

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King of the Cage at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

King of the Cage MMA at Seneca Allegany Casino Nov 2018
Sat, 11/10/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Get ready for the ultimate Mixed Martial Arts bout – King of the Cage brought to you by Seneca Fight Night! Catch some of the world’s greatest athletes and warriors as they square off in a spectacular display of fists and fury unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

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2018 Fall Lecture Series at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Fall Lecture series at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum 2018
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 13 2018 except Tue Nov 06 2018.
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/30/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to any of these informative and relevant lectures starting September 25 at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, which is now housed in the new Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center, recently opened. 

All lectures are from 6:00-8:00pm, are free to attend, and open to the public.  The schedule is as follows:

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Proof"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents Proof
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 2:30pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Proof".  Proof is the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father, and an unexpected suitor.  They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof.

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By the Fireside at Allegany State Park

By the Fireside at Allegany State Park
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Take a moment to make your winter season a little more relaxing by spending an evening in Allegany State Park. Join us on Saturday, November 17th for “By the Fireside.” This month’s featured performance is by Ken Hardley.

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Holiday Fine Arts Show at Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Holiday Market at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is hosting a Holiday Market on Saturday, November 24th from 11am to 8pm.  The First 500 guests receive a FREE gift.  There will be kid friendly activities while you shop the new items in the expanded gift shop, or visit the 10 specially selected Fine Artisans on site to discuss and sell their work.  There is a Juried Fine Arts Show Opening and

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Christmas in Allegany 2018

Christmas in Allegany 2018
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

On the Saturday following Thanksgiving Day at 6:30 PM Allegany celebrates a "Christmas in Allegany". The event is held at the Santa House located next to the Village of Allegany Municipal Building at 106 East Main Street, Allegany, NY.

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The Enchanted Mountains and NY Celebrate Giving Tuesday

NY Gives Day in Cattaraugus County 2018
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

Entering its seventh year, Giving Tuesday was founded as a movement for people to remember charity during the holiday season.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holi

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Salamanca's 2018 Silver Bells Festival

2018 Silver Bells in Salamanca
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:00am - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 7:00pm

As the fall winds sweep away the falling leaves and before you sleep off your turkey dinner, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the ringing of bells. Bells? Yes, that's right we all love that it's almost Silver Bells in the City time.

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Super Hero Family STEM Night with the Challenger Learning Center

Super Hero Family STEM Night at The Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Come to the Super Hero Family STEM Night at the Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center on November 30th from 5:30-8:30pm.  Parents, encourage you and your kid to dress up as your favorite Super Hero or Super Hero team and participate in over 30 STEM activities together! 

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Randolph's Country Christmas 2018

2018 Randolph Country Christmas
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 5:00pm

Randolph’s Country Christmas Weekend is an annual event that takes place during the first weekend of December. A weekend full of tradition and Christmas surprises.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Donnie & Marie Osmond

Donnie & Marie Osmond at Seneca Allegany Casino 2018
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

In the holiday tradition of the “Osmond Family Christmas” television specials we all grew up with, the legendary Donny and Marie invite you and your family to come celebrate the spirit of the season in true Osmond fashion. Entertainment Weekly calls the live performance “insanely entertaining – a true song and dance spectacular.”

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The Barn Show with the Rusty Rooster

Poster: The Rusty Rooster presents The Barn Show 2018
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Barn Show Crew and The Rusty Rooster invite you to see their latest seasonal creations!  The Barn Show involves six talented women who create hand crafted items and bring them together for sale at "The Rusty Rooster" nestled  in the hills of Cattaraugus/Otto, NY.

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Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park

Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 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, December 1st for a fun festive family event: “Saturday with Santa”.

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Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Santa will be making stops to his house in Allegany to visit with kids from around the area!

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Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa will be making stops to his house in Allegany to visit with kids from around the area!

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Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour
Sat, 12/08/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is bringing more incredible holiday entertainment this December. The Seneca Allegany Events Center will welcome Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour with Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher (Alaska: The Last Frontier) on Saturday, December 8th at 7pm.  Tickets start at $35.

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Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa will be making stops to his house in Allegany to visit with kids from around the area!

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Olean Community Theatre presents "West Side Story"

Olean Community Theatre presents "West Side Story"
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 7:30pm - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "West Side Story".  Based on the Book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s.

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Southern Tier Symphony's 16th Season "Music from the Movies"

Southern Tier Symphony Season 16, Session 2
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for our upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put us on your calendar!  Season 16 is titled "Wonder" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

Series 2: Music from the Movies, will be held on Jan 26th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School. 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Little Women"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents Little Women
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 2:30pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Little Women", a dramatization of Louisa M. Alcott.  Little Women, a story that never will grow old for its treatment of a mother's love for her children and their appreciation.

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Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

Olean Community Theatre presents Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 7:30pm - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time".  This is the Tony Award Winning Best Play 2015.  Based on the Book by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens.  The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, wh

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Crucible"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents The Crucible
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 2:30pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Crucible".  The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill.

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Southern Tier Symphony's 16th Season "Beethoven and Brahms"

Southern Tier Symphony Season 16, Session 3
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for our upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put us on your calendar!  Season 16 is titled "Wonder" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

Series 3: Beethoven and Brahms, will be held on May 4th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School. 

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Culture Enthusiasts Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It'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

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request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Many Old Schoolhouses

There were over 170 old schoolhouses with many still in existence in Cattaraugus County

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