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Randolph's Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Randolph's Holiday Craft Show at the School 2019
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Looking for a great opportunity to pick up the perfect one of a kind gift for the holidays?  Randolph Central School is excited to announce the 8th annual RCS Arts and Crafts Show will take place at the High and Elementary School GYMS of Randolph Central School District.

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Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday in Cattaraugus County
Tue, 12/03/2019 - 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 2019 Silver Bells Festival

2019 Silver Bells in Salamanca
Wed, 12/04/2019 - 4:00pm - Sat, 12/21/2019 - 2:00pm

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.

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Wreath Making & Boxwood Tress at Nannen Arboretum

Wreath Making at Nannen Arboretum
Wed, 12/04/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

t’s that time of year! Bring your creative spirit and join Nannen Arboretum Society members, Nan Miller and Cheri Reed, for a wreath or swag or boxwood tree making class. Learn to identify various evergreens and other natural plants that can be incorporated into your wreath or swag.

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Randolph's Country Christmas 2019

2019 Randolph Country Christmas
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 5:00pm

Randolph’s Country Christmas Weekend is an annual event that takes place during the first full weekend of December. A weekend full of tradition and Christmas surprises. Stop into Randolph and enjoy the Festival of Trees; the "Light up the Night" Christmas Parade presented by EPAC; the Memory Tree Lighting; visit with Santa Claus, and so much more.

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Youth Snowmobile Safety Course

Youth Snowmobile Safety Course NYS
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Gear up for winter fun by attending this Free Snowmobile Safety Course, required for youth riders.  Presented by the Franklinville Snowmobile Club, the class will be held on Saturday, Dec 7th at 9am at the Ischua Valley Country Club.  You can call Dave at 716-373-3316 to sign up and get more info on the

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Pfeiffer's Annual Holiday Nature Crafts for Kids

Pfeiffer's Holiday Crafts at the Portville Library
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Come have a great time with us at Pfeiffer Nature Center’s nature craft table at the Portville Library.  All ages will enjoy creating these fun crafts using items which come directly from nature herself.  Santa Claus will be visiting and there will be lots of other library craft activities going on too! 

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Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park

Saturday With Santa at Allegany State Park 2019
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

HO! HO! HO! 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 7th for a fun, festive, family event- Saturday with Santa!

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Forest Bathing and Moving Meditation at Pfeiffer Nature Center

First Snow at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Forest bathing, also known in Japanese culture as "taking in the forest atmosphere" or shinrin-yoku, is a moving meditation surrounded by nature. Join us for the second seasonal offering on Saturday December 7th from 2-3pm at the Lillibridge location of Pfeiffer Nature Center.

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Youth Snowmobile Safety Course

Youth Snowmobile Safety Course NYS
Tue, 12/17/2019 - 6:00pm - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 10:00pm

Another option for your children to attend a youth snowmobile safety course!  This is a Free Snowmobile Safety Course, and is required for youth riders.  Presented by the Elibomwons Snowmobile Club in the Randolph Area, the class will be held on Tuesday Dec 17th AND Wednesday Dec 18th at the Randolph Fire Hall.  Eac

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5th Annual New Year’s Day Hike For Your Health at Pfeiffer Nature Center

First Day Hike 2020 at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am

“When snow falls, nature listens.” Antoinette Van Kleeff.  Looking for a great way to enjoy nature and the benefits of some outdoor exercise?  Then join us on our 5th annual winter’s day hike at Pfeiffer Nature Center!

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First Day Hike in Allegany State Park 2020

First Day Hike at Allegany State Park
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Start your new year off right! Join us at Allegany State Park for our Annual First Day Hike. Allegany’s First Day Hike offers a healthy and relaxing way for people of all ages to get outside and enjoy the winter beauty of the area. The Environmental Education Department will determine the hikes locations. 

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Winter Snowshoe Hikes at Allegany State Park

Winter Snowshoe Hikes at Allegany State Park
Repeats every day on January, February, March every Tuesday until Tue Mar 17 2020 .
Tue, 01/07/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/04/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 03/03/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 03/10/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

WINTER SNOWSHOE HIKES - 4:30 PM- Join us every Tuesday evening at 4:30 PM for a trek into the sunset at Allegany State Park. Beginning January 7th, Park Naturalists will lead interpretive snowshoe treks (snow dependent) or hikes if there is not enough snow. Witness a breathtaking winter sunset at Stone Tower, visit a secret beaver pond or hike along a creek.

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Holiday Valley's Your Turn Women's Ski Clinic

Skiers at Holiday Valley
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 8:00am - Fri, 01/31/2020 - 4:00pm

Holiday Valley Snowsports School is featuring the 7th annual "Your Turn" women's clinic on Thursday and Friday, January 30 and 31, 2020 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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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series II "Engage"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for their upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put them on your calendar!  Season 17 is titled "The Magic of Music" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

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Mountain Ski Fest at Holiday Valley 2020

Holiday Valley's Mountain Ski Fest 2019
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Mountain Ski Fest is a day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for skiers or riders (age 21+) on Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 8AM – 5:00PM. Ski Fest includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, breakfast, lunch and beer and wine and tastings.

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Holiday Valley's Telestock Day 2020

Holiday Valley Lodge at Night
Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

A day of peace, love and telemark skiing at the Yodeler champagne Sundeck. Free tele demos. Brought to you by the City Garage, Dom’s Butcher Block, 22 designs, Scarpa, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life, Fly Low. Special lift ticket rates for participants.

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Holiday Valley's 2020 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/29/2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley's Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Saturday, February 29, 2020. It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies "penguin style" down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Here's a schedule of events...

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2020

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

The zaniest of all spring events, Pond Skimming on March 28th challenges skiers and snowboarders to try to skim across an ice water filled pond at the bottom of Yodeler. Some will make it all the way across, but many end up getting very wet (and cold!). Prizes are awarded for the best skimmer, the best costume, the best kid and of course the most spectacular splash.

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2020 Greater Olean Area Home Show

Greater Olean Home Show 2019
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 5:00pm - Sun, 04/26/2020 - 4:00pm

The Greater Olean Home Show is where to go for the latest in products and services for your home! Each year, in one location, business experts gather with everything from kitchen and bath appliances to windows and siding.  Hundreds of homeowners will walk through the doors of William O.

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2020 Happy Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley

Happy Half and 5k at Holiday Valley 2019
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Organized by the same folks who brought you the fall EVL Halloween Half, the annual spring Happy Half is a serious race, but full of fun surprises along the way. The 13.1 mile route will start at Holiday Valley, take you through the rolling terrain of Great Valley and finish at Holiday Valley. There's also a 5K distance and 1 mile Beer Run.

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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series III "Amaze"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for their upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put them on your calendar!  Season 17 is titled "The Magic of Music" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

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Olean Area Sports, Recreation, & Fitness Expo

from 2016 show
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 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 11th annual Greater Olean Area Sports, Recreation, & Fitness Expo. It brings the whole idea of the great outdoors under one roof!

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June StrOlean

Strolean June 2020
Fri, 06/05/2020 - 12:00pm - 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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August StrOlean

Strolean August 2019
Sat, 08/15/2020 - 10:00am - 9:00pm

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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October StrOlean

Strolean October 2020
Sat, 10/03/2020 - 10:00am - 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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Nature Lovers Places

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First NASCAR points champion

Did you know that the very first NASCAR points champion began his career at the Penny Royal Race Track in Leon?

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