National Poetry Month: Contributions of Black Americans

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Event Date(s): Sun, 04/19/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change, arts, literature, food, and music, as well as increase awareness around aspects of implicit bias and racism through and in these programs.  The intention is to increase the communities understanding of the value of the African American Center for Cultural Development and ensure a more permanent home for future programming in this sort.  These programs are to address a need to come together and advance engagement in programs that increase understanding of racial discrimination and promote racial reconciliation and healing for the purpose of facilitating practical engagement in the community.  This will hopefully promote increased understanding and conditions of change within out own community. 

April's event will be "Contributions of Black Americans in the areas of Poetry and Literature".  Please join for the lecture, the discussion and the refreshments afterwards!   This event will take place April 19th, beginning at 3pm, location to be determined.  The African American Center for Cultural Development is currently working on securing a permanent location. 

Due to uncontrollable circumstances, the Center's location is currently a mailing address only.  The building in which they were located (W. State St.) is being sold and the Center is looking to raise funds to match the $225,000 Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant they were awarded from the state, meant to help renovate a former East State Street church into the center's new home!  Please support as you can, it is very much appreciated!  Private Message on Facebook for donation details and also follow them for events/fundraisers to be held at different locales throughout Olean.  Mailing address is 108 S. Eighth St.  The Center is still very much alive and going, missing only a physical address. 

For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/African-American-Center-for-Cultural-Development-295530000534231/

This event will be held at:

TBD Olean, NY 14760
United States
Phone: 716-255-7965
42° 4' 35.6664" N, 78° 25' 38.784" W
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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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