Educational

Educational Events/Places in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County in the Chautauqua-Allegany Region of Western New York

Educational Events

Historic Instrument Talk with the African American Center for Cultural Development

African American Center for Cultural Dev benefit talk with Isaac Spaeth
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Event to benefit the Frican American Center for Cultural Development!  Join The Center along with Mark Jones and Isaac Spaeth as they host a Historic Instrument Talk.  This will feature the musical history of Buffalo and instrument restoration.  Isaac Spaeth is the owner of WindWorks in Olea

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Pfeiffer Nature Center Field Trip to Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge

Niagara Falls by Tim Baird
Thu, 06/21/2018 - 7:30am - 5:30pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is sponsoring a field trip to Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge to examine this unique area with nature guide, Tim Baird.  This field trip will involve a full day excursion via carpooling to lesser-known areas for viewing the falls and gorge.  During the visit, we will explore the natural history of this region. 

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Tri-County Arts Council's Splatter and Spirits with artist Samila Sosic

Splatter and Spirits with the Arts Council
Fri, 06/22/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for the Arts Council's paint nights of 2018! She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece. Bring a group of friends to complete this fun evening of social creativity. All painting supplies will be provided!

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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Saturday Activities at Griffis Sculpture Park

Griffis Sculpture Park Saturday activities schedule
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Aug 25 2018 .
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/04/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Griffis Sculpture Park will host free outdoor activities every Saturday at noon starting in June.

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Zoomtool Camp at SBU

Zoomtool Camp for kids at St. Bonaventure University
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 9:00am - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:00pm

Mathematicians, artists, and architects are finding out what kids already know: creating, discovering, and deepening your understanding of the universe with Zometool is FUN! Zometool is a powerful construction system that allows the integration of art, math, science, engineering, and play.

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Juneteenth Festival with the African American Center for Cultural Development

Juneteenth Celebration in Olean 2018
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

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Experiential Art Camp at The Quick Center of SBU

Experiential Art Camp at Regina Quick Center at St. Bonaventure
Mon, 07/09/2018 - 8:30am - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:00pm

Using the collections of the Quick Center as the backdrop for experiential learning, students will develop their creative and artistic talents during the three-day camp.

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New and Young Artists Camps with Tri-County Arts Council

Artists Camp at the Tri-County Arts Council
Mon, 07/09/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:00pm

The Tri-County Arts Council periodically offers art camps for young children over summer vacation. These camps foster creativity and artistic self expression through fun and engaging classes. With targeted age ranges and small group sizes, your child will be ensured individualized attention in a safe and creative environment.

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Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us for our annual Chestnut Cabin open house.  The American Chestnut cabin, which is listed on the state and national register of historic places, is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed!&nb

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for the 2018 Season

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for summer 2018
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Open Sundays in July and August 2-5 P.M. Guided tours of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park. Over 700 flying geese, ducks and swans, over 200 baby waterfowl, 70 different species, including endangered, protected and exotic.

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Felt Ball Lesson for kids with Tri-County Arts Council

Felt Balls Camp with Tri-County Arts Council
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Learn how to make the very first tennis balls in this class with fiber artist Linda Georgian! You will make and take your felt balls home in just an hour! ​

Ages 4-7
July 18 / 10-11am
Cost $15

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Cardboard Weaving Lesson for kids with Tri-County Arts Council

Cardboard Weaving with Tri-County Arts Council
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Try your hand at cardboard weaving in this afternoon class. Linda will teach the basics of weaving on simple cardboard loom and you will take home your project that day!

Ages 7-11
July 18 / 11:30am-12:30pm
Cost $20

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Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow 2018

2018 Seneca Nation Pow Wow
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 10:00pm

A nationwide and international audience will once again convene in Salamanca for one of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture.  This is North America's Biggest Smoke Dance Contest.  There will be other dance styles as well including Fancy, Grass, Traditional, and Jingle. 

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Wild about Nature with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Wild about Nature Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

If you joined us recently on a bird walk, you know firsthand the beauty of the Eshelman property.  Let us continue to explore Eshelman’s many natural treasures as we meander through the fields and woods with naturalist Barb Busack.  This guided stroll is bound to please all outdoor enthusiasts. 

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Westchester Circus Arts Camp at The Quick Center of SBU

Circus Art Camp at Regina Quick Center at St. Bonaventure
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 8:30am - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 4:00pm

Run away and join the circus while being home by dinner time ‒ the Quick Center is proud to bring Westchester Circus Arts to St. Bonaventure University! Campers will spend their first day touring the museum creating renditions of colorful circus animals and performers based on works from our collection.

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Beginning Wheel Throsing Lesson for teens with Tri-County Arts Council

Beginner Throwing for teens with Tri-County Arts Council
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00pm - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 3:00pm

Tara will teach you all the basics for throwing pottery on a wheel taking you froma lump of clay to a finished piece!  Basic studio skills will be covered including what tools are required, set up, clean up and glazing. Wow your friends and parents with your finished works! All supplies included.

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Rubber Ducky Festival at the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

2018 Rubber Ducky Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 07/29/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

"The Rubber Ducky Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday July 29 with rubber duck races and tours of the all the birds. Music and food will be provided.

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Rocket Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Rocket Camp at the Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 9:00am - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 3:00pm

Calling all campers entering 5th grade or older!  Join in Rocket Camp with the Challenger Learning Center!  Focus of camp is to introduce campers to the world of aerodynamic principles through the design, build and launch of their own rockets.  Fun, hands-on activities will be used to enhance instruction.

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World Cultures Camp at The Quick Center of SBU

World Cultures Camp at Regina Quick Center at St. Bonaventure
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 8:30am - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 4:00pm

Travel the world experiencing different cultures using the artworks from the Quick Center collection as your guide. Participants will experience the food, music and art of different cultures making connections through language, history and science while undertaking art projects designed to promote exploration and inquiry.

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Moon Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Moon Mania Camp at the Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Moon Mania camp will introduce your child to the Moon!  In a span of three hours, campers will learn all about the Earth's only natural satellite.  In fun, hands-on (or feet on) activities, campers feel what it is like to walk on the moon, will make craters and make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut por

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Art Camps with Tri-County Arts Council

Art Camp at the Tri-County Arts Council
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:00pm

The Tri-County Arts Council periodically offers art camps for young children over summer vacation. These camps foster creativity and artistic self expression through fun and engaging classes. With targeted age ranges and small group sizes, your child will be ensured individualized attention in a safe and creative environment.

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CSI Spy Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

CSI Spy Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 3:00pm

CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investiagtion and undercover spies.  By the end of the week, campers will have learned how to handle a criminal investigation from start to finish.  The science of forensics, everything from observation to spatter patterns, and fluency in secret messages, breaking codes and working undercov

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Randolph Veterans Appreciation Day 2018

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Thank our area veterans by coming out and participating in Randolph's 3rd Annual Veterans' Appreciation Day! All veterans (in Randolph or outside the community) are invited to march in the parade: line-up begins at 10:30 a.m. in the 7-Eleven parking lot.

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Mars Mania Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader (completed grade) to the planet MARS!  In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet.  Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons, creating their own alien, building a miniature Mars colony, and learning with Sparki the Coding Rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities! 

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Color My World Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Color My World Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 3:00pm

Color My World camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and science that is all around them.  Each activity will show color in our world and how we see it and even use color.  The science of color is explained in fun, hands-on activities.  Activities include Chromotography, Light Spectrum, Rainbow Anagrams, Space Colors, Solar Power, C

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Tri-County Arts Council's Splatter and Spirits with artist Samila Sosic

Splatters and Spirits with the Tri-County Arts Council
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for the Arts Council's paint nights of 2018! She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece. Bring a group of friends to complete this fun evening of social creativity. All painting supplies will be provided!

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Town of Little Valley Bicentennial

Town of Little Valley Bicentennial 2018
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 4:00pm

A BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION is being planned to celebrate the Town of Little Valley's 200th Birthday!  The celebration begins on August 25, 2018 and continue into the 26th with a parade and closing ceremony!  Craft (prefer actual handmade) and food vendors will be located in the Park. 

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2018 Cadiz Heritage Day

2017 Cadiz Heritage Day
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!

Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s.  There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more! 

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 4 Season Photo Contest

Female Chestnust Sided Warbler by Jennifer Miller
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show!  There are four categories for entries:  Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer!  This contest is open to all ages.

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2018 National Alpaca Farm Days

Alpacas
Alpaca Yarn
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 9:00am - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 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

Columbus Day Weekend!  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 during Columbus Day Weekend.

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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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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

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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