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Family Entertainment Events

St. Bonaventure's SBU Theater to present a new adaptation of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'

A Christmas Carol at St. Bonaventure University
Thu, 11/08/2018 - 7:30pm - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 2:00pm

SBU Theater will present a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10, in Garret Theater at St. Bonaventure University, with a special matinee performance set for 2 p.m. on Saturday. An audience talk-back session follows the Friday evening performance.

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Christmas Fundraiser Craft & Vendor Show

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Presented by the Allegany Rec Center, the Christmas Fundraiser Craft and Vendor show is back this year better than ever! You are invited to kick off your Christmas shopping with local vendors and crafters on November 10th from 10am-3pm.

This event will be held at the old Allegany High School (4th & Maple Complex) in Allegany, NY.

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Historic Roadside Marker Dedication with the Cattaraugus County Civil War Memorial Building

2018 Historic Marker Dedication Catt Co Civil War Memorial Building
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation and the Cattaraugus County Civil War Memorial Building are inviting the public to the dedication of a Historic Roadside Marker at the Building on Veteran's Day, November 11th 2018.  Being appropriately held on Veteran's Day, a celebration of the service of all U.S.

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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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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Proof"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents Proof
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 2:30pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Proof".  Proof is the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father, and an unexpected suitor.  They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof.

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2018 Annual Turkey Trot at St. Bonaventure

2018 Turkey Trot at St. Bonaventure University
Thu, 11/22/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Start your Turkey day off right with the annual Turkey Trot and Fun Run & Walk, which starts in the St. Bonaventure University Campus.  This is a non-timed 5K which has seen over 200 runners and walkers in years' past.

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Christmas in Ellicottville 2018

Christmas in Ellicottville 2018
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 7:00pm

“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” Christmas in Ellicottville begins on Friday, November 23 and goes until Sunday, November 25th, 2018.  One of the best ways to describe the downtown of Ellicottville has been as something Norman Rockwell would have conjured up.

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2018

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs.

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Holiday Fine Arts Show at Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Holiday Market at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is hosting a Holiday Market on Saturday, November 24th from 11am to 8pm.  The First 500 guests receive a FREE gift.  There will be kid friendly activities while you shop the new items in the expanded gift shop, or visit the 10 specially selected Fine Artisans on site to discuss and sell their work.  There is a Juried Fine Arts Show Opening and

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Christmas in Allegany 2018

Christmas in Allegany 2018
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

On the Saturday following Thanksgiving Day at 6:30 PM Allegany celebrates a "Christmas in Allegany". The event is held at the Santa House located next to the Village of Allegany Municipal Building at 106 East Main Street, Allegany, NY.

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Salamanca's 2018 Silver Bells Festival

2018 Silver Bells in Salamanca
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:00am - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 7:00pm

As the fall winds sweep away the falling leaves and before you sleep off your turkey dinner, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the ringing of bells. Bells? Yes, that's right we all love that it's almost Silver Bells in the City time.

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Christmas in Gowanda 2018

Christmas in Gowanda 2018
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:00pm - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 5:00pm

The family-centric fete in the village takes people back to the traditional Hallmark-like Christmas.

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Super Hero Family STEM Night with the Challenger Learning Center

Super Hero Family STEM Night at The Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Come to the Super Hero Family STEM Night at the Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center on November 30th from 5:30-8:30pm.  Parents, encourage you and your kid to dress up as your favorite Super Hero or Super Hero team and participate in over 30 STEM activities together! 

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Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park

Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park. Join the Environmental Education Department on Saturday, December 1st for a fun festive family event: “Saturday with Santa”.

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Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Santa will be making stops to his house in Allegany to visit with kids from around the area!

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Ellicottville's 2018 Christmas Stroll

Living Nativity
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Living Nativity, complete with a camel, all in the Village. The Ellicottville  A Christmas Stroll was created in 1987 by a group of citizens who wanted to organize such an event in the village.

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Visit Santa's Cottage in 2018

Visit with Santa
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park.  Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 5th and December 12th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Wreath or Tear Drop Swag Class at Nannen Arboretum

Wreath Making at Nannen Arboretum
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

It’s that time of year! Bring your creative spirit and join Nannen Arboretum Society members, Nan Miller and Cheri Reed, for a wreath and swag making class. Learn to identify various evergreens and other natural plants that can be incorporated into your wreath or swag. Participants need to bring a garbage bag of greens, a pair of gloves, and clippers.

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Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa will be making stops to his house in Allegany to visit with kids from around the area!

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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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Visit Santa's Cottage in 2018

Visit with Santa
Wed, 12/12/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park.  Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 12th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa will be making stops to his house in Allegany to visit with kids from around the area!

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12 Skating Days of Christmas

Ice Skating Days of Christmas at the William O Smith Rec Center
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 6:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 4:00pm

Through the generosity of the community businesses and organizations listed below, the City of Olean Youth Bureau & Recreation Department is offering free admission for public ice skating the following dates and times.  There is a $2.00 skate rental fee.

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Breakfast with Santa at Sprague's Maple Farm

Sprague's Christmas Lights
Mon, 12/24/2018 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa on the morning of Christmas Eve.  Not just any pancakes--Sprague's Maple Farms' pancakes, smothered in their famous housemade maple syrup!

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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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Olean Community Theatre presents "West Side Story"

Olean Community Theatre presents "West Side Story"
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 7:30pm - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "West Side Story".  Based on the Book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s.

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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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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Little Women"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents Little Women
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 2:30pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Little Women", a dramatization of Louisa M. Alcott.  Little Women, a story that never will grow old for its treatment of a mother's love for her children and their appreciation.

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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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Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

Olean Community Theatre presents Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 7:30pm - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time".  This is the Tony Award Winning Best Play 2015.  Based on the Book by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens.  The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, wh

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Crucible"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents The Crucible
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 2:30pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Crucible".  The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill.

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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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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

Building made of Extinct Wood

The cabin at Pfeiffer Nature Center is made entirely of American Chestnut, which is now extinct.

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