Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History Events

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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3rd Saturday Treks at Allegany State Park

3rd Saturday Treks Allegany State Park
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month all year long.

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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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Overnight Ghost Hunt with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House Sept 2018
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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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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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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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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Celebration of the Arts at the Nannen Arboretum

Celebration of the Arts at Nannen Arboretum
Sun, 09/23/2018 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Join us at the Nannen Arboretum on Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, and enjoy local artists sharing their creative talents with you as you walk through the beautiful arboretum grounds. Many of the artists will also have pieces of their art for sale.

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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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Friends of Good Music presents "America in Song" with Michel Bell and Catherine Matejka

Friends of Good Music presents Michel Bell
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents "Music from Ecuador" with Michel Bell and Pianist Catherine Matejka. 

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Cattaraugus County SPCA Craft/Vendor Show

Cattaraugus County SPCA Craft Show in Limestone
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Meet adolptable animals as you peruse 45+ local crafters & vendors.  The goal is to encourage adoptions and the gift of forever families to shelter pets during the upcoming holidays. Also, to raise funds to support daily operations of the Cattaraugus County SPCA

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Ghost Hunter University Filming at The Wildwood Sanitarium's Holistic Expo

Ghost Hunter University live filming at Wildwood Sanitarium
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Come join Psychic Medium's Chris Moon, Paulette "Mamma Moon" and Dee Garcia Moon for Ghost Hunter University at the very haunted Wildwood Sanitarium! The evening will begin with a paranormal presentation by the Moons where actual evidence of the supernatural will be seen and heard.

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Friends of Good Music presents "Music from Ecuador" with Rio Mira Ensemble

Friends of Good Music presents Rio Mira Ensemble
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents "Music from Ecuador" with the Rio Mira Ensemble. 

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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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Ghost Tour of the Hinsdale Haunted House with owner Dan Klaes

Public Ghost Hunt of the Haunted Hinsdale House
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The haunted house in Hinsdale, perhaps the most famous haunted house in the area, has all the elements of a good ghost story: a mysterious history, strange sightings, unexplainable events and even an exorcism. Join them in this three hour ghost hunt before Halloween!

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Twilight Ghost Tour of the Hinsdale Haunted House with owner Dan Klaes

Public Ghost Hunt of the Haunted Hinsdale House
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:30pm - Sat, 10/06/2018 - 1:00am

The haunted house in Hinsdale, perhaps the most famous haunted house in the area, has all the elements of a good ghost story: a mysterious history, strange sightings, unexplainable events and even an exorcism. Join them in this three hour. twilight, ghost hunt before Halloween!

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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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Ellicottville's 2018 Fall Festival

Ellicottville's Fall Festival
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 5:00pm

On October 6th and 7th, 2018, come to Ellicottville’s Fall Festival; the oldest and largest, takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color!  Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, fine art, and an arts and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.

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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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"Women in the Bible Part 2" to benefit the African American Center for Cultural Development

Women in the Bible Part 2 African American Center Olean
Sun, 10/07/2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

There will be a special presentation at Christ United Methodist Church to benefit the African American Center for Cultural Development.  The presentation is titled "Women in the Bible Part 2" and will have key speakers of REv.

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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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Historic Roadside Marker Dedication with the Allegany Area Historical Association

Historic Roadside Marker Dedication with the Allegany Area Historical Associatio
Sun, 10/14/2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

During the Civil War, many local men from Allegany and Humphrey fought on behalf of the Union. One of them, Pvt. Oscar F. Wilber, fought for the Union with the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry, until he was wounded on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

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Halloween Ghost Hunt of the Haunted Hinsdale House with Amy Perry Lane

Halloween Ghost Hunt with Amy Perry Lane at Hinsdale House
Sun, 10/14/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Para Expeditions’ Amy Perry Lane for this Halloween ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.  The Hinsdale House Restoration Project present

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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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Overnight Ghost Hunt with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House Oct 2018
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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Halloween Ghost Hunt of the Haunted Hinsdale House with Amy Perry Lane

Halloween Ghost Hunt with Amy Perry Lane at Hinsdale House
Sun, 10/21/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Para Expeditions’ Amy Perry Lane for this Halloween ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.  The Hinsdale House Restoration Project present

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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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Halloween Ghost Hunt of the Haunted Hinsdale House with Amy Perry Lane

Halloween Ghost Hunt with Amy Perry Lane at Hinsdale House
Sun, 10/28/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Para Expeditions’ Amy Perry Lane for this Halloween ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.  The Hinsdale House Restoration Project present

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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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Portville's 2018 Art and Antique Show

Portville Arts N Crafts Show 2018
Sat, 11/03/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 4:00pm

Portville Central School’s Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Show returns! This 2-day indoor event will be held in the High School and features art, crafts, antiques and food on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days.

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Halloween Ghost Hunt of the Haunted Hinsdale House with Amy Perry Lane

Halloween Ghost Hunt with Amy Perry Lane at Hinsdale House
Sun, 11/04/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Para Expeditions’ Amy Perry Lane for this Halloween ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.  The Hinsdale House Restoration Project present

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Christmas Fundraiser Craft & Vendor Show

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Christmas Fundraiser Craft & Vendor Show

Presented by the Allegany Rec Center, the Christmas Fundraiser Craft and Vendor show is back this year better than ever!

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Friends of Good Music presents the Argus String Quartet

Friends of Good Music presents The Argus String Quartet
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, The Argus String Quartet.

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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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Overnight Ghost Hunt with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House Nov 2018
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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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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Ghost Hunting Tour with Ed and Louise at the Hinsdale House

Ed and Louise Ghost Hunt at the Hinsdale House
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 8:00pm - 11:59pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Friday Nov 30th 2018. Your tour guides for the evening will be Ed Bowden and Louise Tabone!

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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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Friends of Good Music presents "A Music City Christmas"

Friends of Good Music presents A Music City Quartet
Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents "A Music City Christmas" with Jason Coleman, Floyd Cramer's grandson, and Meagan Taylor, Chet Atkins' niece.

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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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New Year's Eve Overnight Ghost Hunt with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House Dec 2018
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 8:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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Holiday Valley's 2018/2019 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade at Holiday Valley
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 9:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 1:00am

Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy's Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight!

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Friends of Good Music presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical

Friends of Good Music presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical!  The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next H!T Musical “Hilarious!”

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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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Friends of Good Music presents "Ebony and Ivory" with the WNY Chamber Orchestra

Friends of Good Music presents WNY Chamber Orchestra with Philip Fisher
Sun, 02/17/2019 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Western New York Chamber Orchestra featuring Pianist, Philip Edward Fisher, and Conductor, Glen Cortese. 

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Friends of Good Music presents Dimitris Kotronakis

Friends of Good Music presents Dimitris Kotronakis
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Classical Guitarist, Dimitris Kotronakis.

Dimitris Kotronakis is a classical guitarist and musicologist based in Athens. He is a multiple prize winner in many guitar competitions, and has performed in numerous guitar recitals throughout Europe and North and South America.

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Friends of Good Music presents Janoska Ensemble

Friends of Good Music presents Janoska Ensemble
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Janoska Ensemble. 

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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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Friends of Good Music presents Manhattan Piano Trio

Friends of Good Music presents the Manhattan Trio
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Manhattan Piano Trio. 

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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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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!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Only East West Route that connects Canada with Mexico

Rt. 62 is the only east-west route that connects Canada with Mexico.

With its origin at Niagara Falls and end at El Paso, Texas, parts of the road follow the Ozark Trail.

Rt. 62 begins in Cattaraugus County in the Village of Gowanda and travels south through Dayton, Leon and Conewango (through Amish country) before heading west into Chautauqua County.

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