Educational Events/Places in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County in the Chautauqua-Allegany Region of Western New York
The Griffis Sculpture Park will host free outdoor activities every Saturday at noon starting in June.
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
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 4-7July 18 / 10-11amCost $15
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 7-11July 18 / 11:30am-12:30pmCost $20
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl Sanctuary in the world is having a Grand Reopening and Rubber Duckie Festival on Sunday July 29th from 12-5 at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY 14042.
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.
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.
This leadership retreat will engage each leader in the development of their strengths. The Strengths Finder assessment will be used as the foundation.
For over 40 years the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum has showcased both permanent and temporary exhibits that introduce visitors to the culture and history of the Onöndowa’ga:’ and Hodinöhšyönih, including longhouse and clan animal exhibits.
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
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.
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
Talk on the Wildside presented by Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is coming to The Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville.
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 10:00 a.m. in the R&M Restaurant parking lot.
Local artist, Bernadette Keleher, will be on hand to show some of her work and talk with guests, at the Miner's Cabin on August 11th from 1pm-4pm. Bernadette specializes in watercolors, and botanical paintings. She has taught plein air (outdoor) drawing through the Adirondacks Art Center, and botanical painting through the Springville Art Center. Come see her works and tour th
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!
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
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!
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.
ADVENTURE BOUND would like to collaborate with local volunteers to host a Clean-Up through the Great Valley Creek, between The Quackenbush Bridge to the HV Pond on Sugartown Rd.
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!
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.
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,
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.
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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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.