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Ellicottville's 2018 Rock 'n Roll Weekend

Ellicottville Rock 'n Roll Weekend
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 10:00pm

Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto that kicks off Friday,

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Artisan Fall Market at Grevpode Gallery

Sat, 09/15/2018 (All day)

Celebrate the season with Deb and staff at Granny's Boot Antiques for the Fall Artisan Festival.

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Hinsdale Community Days, part of Rt. 16 Garage Sale

Hinsdale Community Days 2018
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:00am - 3:00pm

The Hinsdale Community will be hosting special Sale Days in conjunction with the Rt. 16 Corridor Garage Sale Days (Yorkshire Corners to Knapp Creek)!  On Saturday the 15th, the Fire Department and Hinsdale Historical Society will be hosting an open house - "Remember the Good Old Days". 

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Pumpkinville's 2018 Season Opening

Pumpkinville Photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:00am - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 7:00pm

More than 100,000+ visitors in a seven week period will be on their way to Pumpkinville to help celebrate their 50th anniversary! Pumpkinville is a fantastic fall tradition for most families in all of WNY and beyond.

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2018 Rt. 16 Garage Sale & BBQ Stops

Rt. 16 Yard Sales 2018
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 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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Southern Tier Symphony's 16th Season "Fall Classics"

Southern Tier Symphony Season 16, Session 1
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 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 1: Fall Classics, will be held on Sept 15th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School. 

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"Jazz 'n Wings" performance at St. Bonaventure University

Jazz 'n Wings Performance at St. Bonaventure University
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Another year of musical and stage performances is on tap as the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Bonaventure University announces the 2018-2019 edition of the Martine Performing Arts Series.

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Family Weekend at St. Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure University Family Weekend 2018
Fri, 09/21/2018 - 5:00pm - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 11:59pm

Family Weekend is an annual event sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and the Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership. Held early in the fall semester, the weekend reunites students and their families so that all may share the rich and varied experiences that make up college life at SBU.  Previously, this was a part of "Bonagany". 

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Allegany State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day at Allegany State Park
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 14th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event designed to give people a chance to give back to the public lands they love by volunteering for a few hours on a variety of service projects that enhance both the park and the visitor experience.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Photo Contest

Photo Contest at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you ready for some beautiful images?  Our photo contest and show last year was so much fun that we are back again this year!  Give us a visit at either of our Pfeiffer Nature Center properties, enjoy some beautiful nature and get your photos ready!  This year we have a general category as well as a “Pfeiffer Icons” category.

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"Rock the Block" in the Village of Allegany

"Rock The Block" Allegany NY
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Bonagany, much to everyone's dismay, is cancelled this year. So to fill the huge void, concerned Main Streeters have organized the first Block Party/Street Dance.  Main St. will be closed to traffic from 2nd to 3rd St. starting at 3PM.  Open container law to be modified for the evening so you can purchase beer or wine.

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Charley Pride performs at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Charley Pride at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

With 52 top ten hits and tens of millions of albums sold worldwide, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Charley Pride continues to be one of country music’s greatest stars. This September, he’s coming to the Seneca Allegany Events Center for an unforgettable evening of music.

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"My Mothers Italian, My Fathers Jewish, and I Am Still in Therapy" at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

My Mothers Jewish at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Still in Therapy! The next session of laughs - In this hysterical prequel, we go back with Steve from his baby years with his twin sister right up to the present.

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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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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2018

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 9:30pm

Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only.

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2018 National Alpaca Farm Days

Alpacas
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 5:00pm

Looking for a fun and unusual outing?  National Alpaca Farm Days is September 29th and 30th where alpaca farms nationwide will open their farms to the public.  This is a great time to get out to alpaca farms and learn about alpacas, their background, their fleece and what can be done with it, the products the fleece makes, the tax benefits to owning alpacas, costs of raising alpacas,

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Rock City Park's 2018 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 5:00pm

September 29 - 30.  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 10th annual Rock City Park Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show.

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The Price is Right Live at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

The Price is Right Live at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is inviting everyone to “Come on down!” for two days of unforgettable fun when The Price is Right Live comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, September 29th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, September 30th at 2pm.

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The Price is Right Live at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

The Price is Right Live at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is inviting everyone to “Come on down!” for two days of unforgettable fun when The Price is Right Live comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, September 29th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, September 30th at 2pm.

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The Price is Right Live at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

The Price is Right Live at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is inviting everyone to “Come on down!” for two days of unforgettable fun when The Price is Right Live comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, September 29th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, September 30th at 2pm.

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8th Annual A Girl's Night Out at Seneca Allegany Event Center

Olean General Hospital A Girl's Night Out 2018
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Call now to reserve your spot at the 8th Annual "A Girl's Night Out, Just for the Health of It", at Seneca Allegany Event Center.  Space is limited to the first 700 registrants and there will not be tickets available at the door.  The Theme for 2018 is Diamonds and Denim.  This is sponsored by the Olean General Hospital and the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "You Can't Take It With You"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents You Can't Take It With You
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 2:30pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "You Can't Take It With You".  You Can't Take It With You is a batty reflection on the madness of sanity in a mad world and it remains as insightful and delightful as when it first graced the stage.

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Leon Historical Society hosts the Turkey Table Runner Party

Leon Historical Society Quilting Class October 2018
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 8:30am - 1:30pm

The Leon Historical Society is hosting the Turkey Table Runner Party on October 6, 2018!! Grab a friend and come out for a day of quilting where you will learn a time honored quilt pattern as you make your family a new Thanksgiving table runner with a Dresden Designed turkey on each end of the runner.

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2018 Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Fall Fest
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun! 

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Olean Community Theatre presents "Once Upon a Mattress"

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "Once Upon A Mattress!" 

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer

Music by Mary Rodgers

Lyrics by Marshall Barer

Directed by William Steffen

Show times are:
Friday and Saturday- 7:30pm
Sunday - 2pm

 

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6th annual WILMA (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) Expo

Made in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 4:00pm

The 6th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 20th and 21st, 2018.

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Howie Mandel at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Howie Mandel at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Howie Mandel is a Canadian comedian, actor and television host who has been a household name since the 1980s. He is best-known for hosting the iconic game show Deal or No Deal, and he is currently a judge on America’s Got Talent with celebs Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Mel B.

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October StrOlean

October Strolean 2018
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

With the dust now settled construction to North Union Street, 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.&nbsp

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Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Family Fun Day at Seneca Iroquois National Museum 2018
Sat, 10/27/2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

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!

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An Evening of Owls with Pfeiffer Nature Center

An Evening of Owls with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 10/27/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Halloween is the perfect time to explore the superstitions surrounding mysterious, wise old owls.  Learn about the many beautiful species of owls that we have in our neighborhoods and then set off into the woods in hopes of an up close conversation with these fascinating creatures of the night. 

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Leon Historical Society hosts Snowman Door Hanging Class

Snowman Door Hanging Quilting Project with Leon Historical Society
Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:30am - 1:30pm

Leon Historical Society hosts the Snowman Door Hanging Project with Patty teaching the appliqué technique. This one is really fun and a beautiful piece for the holidays! And Snowmen can stay up until they melt! At least February!

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South Dayton's 2018 Holiday Craft Show

Stock Image Craft Show
Sat, 11/03/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

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

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Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival 2018

2015 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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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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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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Salamanca's 2018 Silver Bells Festival

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 4:00pm

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. Soon in the air there will be a feeling of Christmas as the strings of street lights, even stoplights will blink red and green.

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Christmas in the Park at Allegany State Park

Christmas at Allegany State Park
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Celebrate Christmas in Allegany State Park!  The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park!

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Randolph's Country Christmas 2018

2017 Randolph Country Christmas
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 5:00pm

Randolph begins their Country Christmas Weekend with a Living Nativity then continues throughout the weekend with an Arts and Crafts Show, a Parade and a Memory Tree Ceremony!

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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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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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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Most Residents are Amish in the Town of Leon

There are approximately 1,380 residents in Leon with the Amish Community comprising about 76% of that number. The Old Order Amish settled in Leon in 1949. They do not believe in the modern conveniences. They have no electricity in their homes + travel by horse and buggy. 

If you are looking for someplace interesting to go, try the Leon area. It is right in the heart of Amish Country.

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