Educational

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

Educational Events

Cornplanter Pipe Tomahawk Exhibit Unveiling at the Cultural Center

Chief Cornplanter with pipe tomahawk
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 3:00pm

227 years later, Chief Cornplanter's Peace Pipe-Tomahawk is returned to Seneca Nation of Indians.  The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum has announced the Exhibition of the Cornplanters Pipe Tomahawk to be unveiled on March 14th at 3pm!

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"Sharpen your knife skills" at Canticle Farm

Poster for Canticle Farm "knife skills" class
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Head over to Canticle Farm with for "Sharpen your knife skills' class!  The first step to great food is great knife skills!  Learning how to cut properly can make a huge difference in terms of enjoyment in the kitche, evenly cooked dishes and flavor development.  Participants will bring their own knife to master. 

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"A Safari in Africa" at the Nannen Arboretum

Dolf Boneberger and Nannen Arboretum African Safari Program
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Nannen Arboretum Society is pleased to present a program about Africa for the young and old alike.

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Wizards Family STEM Night at The Challenger Learning Center

Wizard STEM Family Night Flyer at the Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Challenger Learning Center invites kids and parents to dress up as your favorite wizard and participate in over 30 STEM activities together!  Kids ages 5-10 are invited to attend, with a parent, in challenges of "Follow the spiders", "Sorting Hat", "Quidditch", "Magical Creatures Class", and "Charms Class" as well as other activities of "pin the sock on Dobby", face painting, and more!

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Brushes & Brews with Tri-County Arts Council and Four Mile Brewing

Brushes & Brews at Four Mile Brewing
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for the paint nights of 2019!  This one will be held at Four Mile Brewing in Olean.  Scene you will be painting is called "Spring Thistles".  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 fr

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Annual WNY Maple Weekends 2019

Maple Weekends in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 4:00pm

What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 24th Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 23-24 and March 30-31, 2019 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association. 

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St. Bonaventure Maritine Series hosts San Andolina and Buffalo Philharmonic colleagues

Sal Andoina at St. Bonaventure University
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra clarinetist and saxophonist Sal Andolina will be accompanied by six of his BPO colleagues when he returns to St. Bonaventure University Monday, March 25, for an evening performance as part of the university's Martine Performing Arts Series.

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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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Annual WNY Maple Weekends 2019

Maple Weekends in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 4:00pm

What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 24th Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 23-24 and March 30-31, 2019 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association. 

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Earth Hour with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Earth Hour with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Earth Hour is an international event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature to raise awareness about climate change and what we can do to help our planet.  To celebrate, join educator Jill Schwab for a children’s story hour at the Portville Library.  Jill will share stories that focus on the environment and fun children’s crafts will be included.  This program is a great way

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2019 Farmer-Neighbor Dinner

2019 Farmer Neighbor Dinner
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

The 8th annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2014 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY.

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Challenger After Dark FUNdraiser at The Challenger Learning Center

Challenger after Dark event at the Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Join the Challenger Learning Center for "Challenger After Dark"!  They are planning a fun evening to introduce adults (21+ and over) to everything the CLC has to offer. There will be food catered by Angee's Restaurant, drinks (cash bar hosted by Four Mile Brewing), an escape experience, STEM activities and more!

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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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South Indian Classical Dance with Jaan Freeman

Jaan Freeman performs Bharata Naytam
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 6:00pm - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 1:00pm

Watch Jaan R.

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Recipe for Success: Selling Food Products

Recipe for Success Flyer
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

If you’ve ever thought about making and selling food products, but don’t know where to start?

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Art and Conservation at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Art and Conservation at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Explore how visual art and conservation can benefit one another in this talk by Federal Duck Stamp artist Jennifer Miller.

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Amish Folk Art Classes with Leon Historical Society

Amish Folk Art Classes
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Learn by doing!  Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting.  Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors.  In April's class, you will learn how to make a Log Cabin Wall Hanging and learn the significance of the different colors. 

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The Beauty of Bats with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Beauty of bats with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

While it is a fact that bats rank high on the list of disliked species, it is also a fact that bats are greatly misunderstood.   Bats are not the creepy, scary and vicious animals they are sometimes made out to be.  Folks who love animals know that all animals deserve to be treated with kindness and bats are no exception. 

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Plant a Tree for Arbor Day

Celebrate Arbor Day Plant a Tree Clipart
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

On Arbor Day, people are encouraged to care for their natural environment.

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Celebrate Arbor Day at Nannen Arboretum

Nannen Arboretum Arbor Day Celebration
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for our 2019 Arbor Day celebration. We will plant a tree, hoist the Tree City USA flag, and celebrate in an Arboretum, which is a sanctuary for trees!  Refreshments will be served to complete the celebration!  This is FREE and open to the public.  More details to come soon.

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57th WNY Maple Festival

Photo from past WNY Maple Festival in Franklinville, NY
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 7:30am - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 4:00pm

Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities

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Earth and Arbor Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

Red House Admin Building Fog photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

 Celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day at Allegany State Park on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at

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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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Amish Folk Art Classes with Leon Historical Society

Amish Folk Art Class with Leon Historical Society
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Learn by doing!  Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting.  Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors.  In May's class, you will learn how to make a Trapunto Pillow, choosing from various designs.

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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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Brushes & Brews with Tri-County Arts Council and Four Mile Brewing

Brushes & Brews at Four Mile Brewing
Fri, 05/10/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for the paint nights of 2019!  This one will be held at Four Mile Brewing in Olean.  Scene you will be painting will be announced soon.  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

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Rock City Park 2019 Mother's Day Arts and Crafts Show

Outside of Rock City Park photo in the spring
Sat, 05/11/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 5:00pm

The Arts & Crafts Show will include returning popular artists and crafts people as well as new artisans who will be displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and much, much more.  Vendors will be located indoors, but then visitors can take a hike through the park, exploring the huge rocks and crevices in, under and around them. 

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"Mother of All Tours" at the Cultural Center

Learning about Women at the Cultural Center
Sun, 05/12/2019 (All day)

Celebrate Mothers at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center all day on Mother's Day. The Seneca are a matrilineal society so taking Mom to see the new Cultural Center is the perfect way to celebrate her. There will be a special tour of influential women in Iroquois history. 

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Victorian Tea at the Historic Miner's Cabin in Franklinville

Miner's Cabin in Franklinville Victorian Tea
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ischua Valley Historical Society will host a Victorian Tea on Sunday May 20th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Miner’s Cabin on 9 Pine Street in Franklinville, New York.  The cost is $20 and since seating is limited, reservations and payment  are due by May 10th.  Please call (716) 353-2355 for reserv

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2019 Heritage Day at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum for a day of Seneca Heritage!  Celebrate the rich heritage of the Seneca-Iroquois people, there will be artists and craftors demonstrating and selling their work, an Atlatl competition, Traditional Foods contest, Storytelling, Traditional Dancing, local groups fundraisers, and Robert Griffing displaying his Artwor

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Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels' Church Festival

2019 Basilica of St. Mary's Church Festival
Sat, 06/08/2019 - 12:00pm - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 6:00pm

Enjoy a good old-fashioned church festival at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY!  Three big days of Faith + Family + Fun!  We’ve been doing it for 48 years and can’t stop!  Come enjoy the drive to the scenic Enchanted Mountain region where food, games, music and fun await you! 

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary's Public Bird Tours

Aviary 2
Sun, 06/30/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July.  Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm. 

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Tall Ships Field Trip with the IVHS

Tall Ships Field Trip with the IVHS
Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:00am - 7:00pm

The Ischua Valley Historical Society is offering a Unique Field Trip! 

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary's Public Bird Tours

Gooseneck Hill Geese and Ducks
Sun, 07/28/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July.  Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm. 

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Randolph Veterans Appreciation Day 2019

Randolph's Veteran Parade 2019
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Thank our area veterans by coming out and participating in Randolph's 4th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Day!  All veterans (in Randolph or outside the community) are invited to march in the parade: line-up begins at 10:00 a.m. in the R&M Restaurant parking lot.

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Amish Folk Art Classes with Leon Historical Society

Amish Folk Art Class with Leon Historical Society
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Learn by doing!  Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting.  Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors.  In September's class, you will learn how to make and quilt the Ohio Star in a Mug-Rug set.

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Amish Folk Art Classes with Leon Historical Society

Amish Folk Art Class with Leon Historical Society
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Learn by doing!  Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting.  Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors.  In October's class, you will learn how to make and quilt a 9 Patch Tote Bag, or Dresden Wreath.

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Rock City Park's 2019 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/06/2019 - 5:00pm

October 5 & 6,  Show Hours:  10am - 5pm.

Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It'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

Clare Mark is the highest elevation in Cattaraugus County

The highest point in Cattaraugus County is Clare Mark, at 2,430 feet.  This mount, in the Town of Allegany off Chipmunk Road, is privately owned, and does not have public access for hiking.  Nearby attractions are Rock City Park and Allegany State Park.

 

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