Educational

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

Educational Events

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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"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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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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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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2018 National Alpaca Farm Days

Alpacas
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 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

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.

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Cottage Orchard's Open House

Cottage Orchard Open House
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come to Cottage Orchard for u-pick or already picked apples this Fall!  Apple season is now in full swing and what a great year for them!  The trees are loaded!  Cottage Orchard in South Dayton is having an open house where you can explore the grounds, pick apples, purchase apples and listen to Live Bluegrass Music from the The Blue Mule Band.  The Band will be playing from

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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