Educational

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

Educational Events

"Through the Eyes of Alzheimer's" Exhibit Opening

Through the Eyes of Alzheimer's Art Exhibit
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 1:00pm - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:01am

Tri-County Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening for “Through the Eyes of Alzheimer’s,” at the Art on Main Gallery in Allegany, on Saturday afternoon, January 19 from 1-3pm with a gallery talk at 1:15pm.  Appetizers and beverages will be served at the opening reception which is free and open to the public.

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Martin Luther King Celebration

First Presbyterian Church in Olean
Sun, 01/20/2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The theme for the Celebration, being held on Sunday, January 20th, beginning at 4pm, is "It’s Time for New Beginnings: Divided We Fall, Together We Stand.”  This theme will be expounded upon with music, speeches and performances.  The keynote address will by provided by guest speaker, Pastor Winterbourne La Pucelle Harrison-Jones. 

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Distinguished Hondinöhsö:ni’ Artist Rotating Exhibit at the Cultural Center

Featured artists at Seneca Cultural Center
Thu, 01/24/2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

On Thursday, January 24th from 6pm - 8pm, the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center will be starting their Distinguished Hondinöhsö:ni’ Artist Rotating Exhibit in the Center Gallery of the Museum. The first

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Trivia Night at Good Times of Olean Every other Thursday

Trivia Night with Paul Hoefler
Repeats every 14 days until Thu Feb 21 2019 .
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 12/27/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 01/10/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 01/24/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Join Paul Hoefler (of Dueling Pianos) every other Thursday evening at the HammerBack Bar & Grill as he hosts the funniest, best Trivia Night around.

Teams can sign up at no cost and compete for $125 in prizes! Two rounds of trivia will be conducted and teams must compete in both rounds so make sure to get there early to get your spot.

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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!  Relying on Audience participation, the New York Times calls Broadway’s Next H!T Musical “Hilarious!”  You've heard of the Tony Awards? "Broadway's Next Hit Musical" is the Phony Awards.

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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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Holiday Mission to Space with the Challenger Learning Center

Dresser Rand Holiday Mission to Space 2019
Sun, 01/27/2019 - 1:30pm - 8:30pm

On this Football FREE Sunday, the Challenger Learning will offer a Simulated Mission to Space for adults and teens (5th grade and up).  This makes a great gift for the holidays and if you book before Christmas, you can receive a gift certificate to place under the tree! 

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St. Bonaventure Maritine Performing Art Series "Scythian"

Scythian at St. Bonaventure University
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

A new year brings a new round of performances in the Martine Performing Arts Series at St. Bonaventure University, and the spring semester’s offerings open with a performance by a group hailed by The Washington Post as “Washington, D.C.’s most energetic and eclectic band.”

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Traditional Pottery Workshop

outside of Cultural Center
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 1:00pm - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 3:00pm

Join in for a traditional pottery workshop on February 9th and 10th from 1pm - 3pm with world renowned Traditional Pottery

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Bluebird Nest Box and Bug Hotel Building with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Bluebird Nest Box and Bug Hotel Building with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Spring is just around the corner which means our wild animal friends will soon be looking to start new families.  If you would like to attract wildlife to your yard join us in building a bluebird box or a bug hotel or BOTH! 

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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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57th WNY Maple Festival

Photo from past WNY Maple Festival in Franklinville, NY
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 7:30am - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 5:00pm

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

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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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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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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