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All area codes 716 unless otherwise noted

1,2,7-9,21-23,28-30 - Mid-Week Private Quarantined Ghost Hunt + Tour 7pm-1am, for you & your own group of friends, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

1-5/4 – Bethany Krull: Where are the Wild Things Exhibit, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Niagara Falls 286-8200

1-5/18 - Biological Regionalism, Alberto Ray Exhibit, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo 878-6011

1-12/30 – Seneca Nation Farmers Market every Tuesday 11am-3pm, Saylor Community Building, Irving 439-8070

2,9,23,30 - Explore Even More 10:30am-12:30pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

2,9,16,23,30,5/7 – Yoga at the Gardens 5:30-6:45pm, all fitness levels, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

2-5/28 – Musicians’ Reunion Open Mic 7pm-12am every Wednesday, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677

3,10,17 - 3 Hr Psych Hold Ghost Hunt + Tour 7-10pm, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

3-5/29 – Thursday Tea Tastings, call for times, Purr-fect Tea, East Aurora 714-9634

3-5/29 – Dinner & Dance 6-8:30pm Piano Bar with Bud Mayer and Karaoke 9pm-12am with Diamond Nights Karaoke every Thursday, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677

4-6,10-12 – Rent, Department of Theatre and Dance Production, Marvel Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia 673-3501

4-5/11 – Rachel Photography Exhibit, 12 year old photographer features architecture & flowers focusing on the Buffalo area, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

5,11,18 - ICU Ghost Hunt + Tour 8pm-1am, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

5-27 – Spring Flower Show, Farmer Brown’s animals visit 10am-4pm daily, Easter Bunny visits April 12,13,18,19 11am-4pm, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

17,24,31,6/7,14,21,28 - Saturday from 11am-1pm or by appointment, . Please call 716.481.2350 to set up an appointment, The Center collects religious art from all denominations, and will appeal to people, both religious and non-religious who appreciate fine art, we are always looking for more volunteers and docents, Buffalo Religious Arts Center - 147 East Street, Buffalo 481-2350

5-12/28 – Huge Weekly Flea Market every Sat. & Sun. 8am-5pm, antiques, collectibles, farmer’s market, snack bar, indoor & outdoor spaces available, Erie County Auction & Expo Center, East Aurora 800-536-1401

6,20 - Psych Hold Ghost Hunt + Tour 2-5pm, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

6-27 - Storrs All High Photo Show, Kenan Center, Lockport 433-2617

6-5/23 – In-Depth Tour 10:30am Mon., Tues., Thurs. Fri., 10:30am & 2:30pm Sat., Su. 1:30pm, Basic Tour 2pm, Mon., Tues., Thurs. Fri., Sat. 11am,1pm,2pm,3pm,4pm, Sun. 11am,1pm,2pm,3pm, pre-register, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Estate, Derby 947-9217

7,14,28,5/5,12,19 – Adult Water Color Classes, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

7-12/15 – Food is Our Medicine Elder’s Circle 6-8pm the 3rd Monday of the month, Winnie Kettle Building, Irving 532-4900 x5069

12-19 – Fossil Collecting during Spring Break, Mon.-Sat. 9am & Sun. 11am-4pm, Penn Dixie (Fossil Collecting) Site, Hamburg 627-4560

12-13,18-19 - Easter Bunny visits 11am-4pm, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

13-5/29 – Bruce Adams: Myths and Lies Exhibit, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University 286-8200

13-7/20 – Western New York Collects: Cindy Sherman Exhibit, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University 286-8200

14,15,16 - Mid-Week Private Quarantined Ghost Hunt + Tour 7pm-1am, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

16 - The World Around Buffalo: Burma, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

16 – Dream Windows: An Exploration of the Japanese Garden with speaker Robert Poszik, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University 286-8200

17 - The World Around Buffalo: Colombia, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

17-5/14 – Digital Arts Student Exhibition, Roz Steiner Art Gallery, Genesee Center for the Arts, GCC, Batavia 585-345-6814

18 - The World Around Buffalo: Democratic Republic of Congo, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

18 - Good Friday Egg Decorating, Concord Historical Society, Springville 592-0094

18 – In-Depth Tour 10:30am & 2:30pm, Basic Tour 11am,1pm,2pm,3pm,4pm, pre-register, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Estate, Derby 947-9217

18 - Good Friday Fish Fry 4-6 pm or until fish runs out, includes: Beer Battered Haddock, coleslaw, potato salad, lemon wedge, tatar cause, rye bread, beverage or Chicken Finger Dinner 2 Large chicken fingers, french fries, blue cheese, carrots, beverage, TAKE OUT AVAILABLE!! Chinese Auction Drawings start at 6:00 pm,all proceeds to benefit our rescued animals, Main/Transit Fire Hall, Williamsville 873-7735

18 - Good Friday Dinner 4-9pm, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677

18 – Queensryche, Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda 692-2413

19 - Earth Day at Penn Dixie 9am, volunteers welcome, Penn Dixie (Fossil Collecting) Site, Hamburg 627-4560

19 – Easter Egg Hunt 11am, pre-registration only, ages 7 and under, more activities after the hunt, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

19 - Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Job Fair 10am-2pm, looking for dynamic people to be part of our team, if you’re interested in seasonal employment, we will hold an open house and job fair, The Lodge at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

19 - Buffalo Central Terminal Para-history Tours, historical tours of the building centered around claims of its supernatural phenomena, tours hourly, from 4pm to 9pm, Buffalo Central Terminal, Buffalo 533-6899

19 - Bunny Hop Easter Party 1-3pm, Easter egg hunt with special prizes, silly rabbit games, themed songs, make patchwork eggs, 3-D Easter Bunny crafts, suggested ages: 4-12, preregister, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst, 362-7848

19 – Knox Waterfall, vigorous hike to little-known waterfall, Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora 585-457-3228

19 - Volunteer Day 8:30am-1pm, celebrate Earth Day a couple days early by helping out with a project at Audubon – and they’ll feed you lunch, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

19 – Easter Party 11am, Allegany Community Center, Salamanca 945-8119 and Cattaraugus Community Center 11am, Irving 532-8450

19 - Teen Ghost Hunt + Tour 7pm-12am, 14-17years when accompanied by a Parent, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

19 - Paul Anka, Saturday, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls 299-1100

20 – Easter Italian Grande Buffet, featuring all of your favorites, reservations suggested, Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, Blasdell 825-3675

20 - Easter Sunday Brunch 11am-4pm, includes Kids Knee High Dessert Station, kids under 3 eat free, Easter Egg Hunt 10:30am and 1:30pm, reservations suggested, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

20 – Easter Dinner Buffet 12-6pm, Trillium Lodge, Cherry Creek 296-8100

20-21 – World’s Largest Dyngus Day for All Generations, Polka bands, classic rock, country, Sun. Polka Mass, Easter Brunch, Polka Pool Party, Easter Bonnet and Oczepiny Hat Contest, Polish food, beer, spirits, overnight accommodation packages available, Millennium Hotel, Cheektowaga 800-323-3331

22,22n29,5/6,13 - Stutelage Stories: Treasure Hunters Book Club 2:55-3:55pm, join us as we read Treasure Hunters by James Patterson and decode cryptic clues to solve a life-altering mystery grades 2-4, preregister, Library at Maple East Elementary School, Williamsville 362-7848

23 - Explore Even More 10:30am-12:30pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

23 - Office Party Day 4-9pm, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677

23-25 – Tales From Japan Children’s Theatre, Genesee Center for the Arts, GCC, Batavia 585-343-0055 x6814

23-6/1 – Adrift In Macao, MusicalFare Theatre, Amherst 839-8540

24 - Honoring Mother Earth 5K Run/Walk 11am, Food Is Our Medicine Project, in coordination with Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Diabetes Foundation, starting line is the Seneca Nation Early Childhood Learning Center at 12857 Route 438, Irving, NY, Certified 5K course, timed race,
Register online at www.score-this.com, the top male and female finishers and the top three finishers in each age group will receive medals, the walk is not competitive, lll registrants will receive dri-performance shirts, registration and early packet pickup is available Friday, April 25 from 8:00am - 4:30pm at the William Seneca Building, 2nd Floor Planning Department 12837 Route 438, Irving, NY 14081, late registration and packet pickup is also available on race day from 9:30am - 10:30am, Seneca Nation Early Childhood Learning Center at 12857 Route 438, Irving 532-4900

24 - Life Is A Cabaret, Cabaret show & fundraiser in honor of the 90th birthdays of: Andy Anselmo, NYC’s “voice coach to the stars,” & Community Music School of Buffalo, performances by some of NYC’s most celebrated nightclub entertainers: Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Caroline Jones, Michael Civisca, Kristen Luzi & special guest Carmen Intorre, 1920s & cabaret-inspired costumes are welcome, Mary Seaton Room, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo 884-4887

24 - Detained Ghost Hunt + Tour, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

24-25 - Killing Rocco Palladino-A Hotel Lafayette Murder Mystery Dinner, welcome to the grand opening of the Hotel Lafayette, it’s 1904 and you’re invited to the biggest social event of the season, before the night is through, Rocco Palladino will be murdered, you need to collect the clues and find the killer, your dinner package includes a wine toast, salad, main entrée, dessert and coffee, prizes for the winning team that correctly guesses the culprit, cast members will provide a tour of the Hotel at the conclusion of the performance, Hotel @ The Lafayette 391 Washington St., Buffalo 997-2245

24-27 – RV / Outdoor Show, Riverwalk, Wellsville 800-836-1869

24-5/4 – Curtains, musical, Niagara University Theatre 286-8483

24-5/25 – Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, O’Connell & Company, The Park School Snyder 848-0800

24-11/27 – Kidney Disease/Kidney Transplant Support Group meets the last Thursday of every month 6-8pm, for patients and families, Seneca Nation of Indians Health & Wellness Center, Irving 997-0073, 725-4328 or 997-0073

25 – Cinderella 7pm, DuffleBag Theatre, Marvel Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia 673-3501

25 - Quarantined Private Ghost Hunt + Tour 7pm-4am, for you & your own group of friends, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

25 – Marrakesh Express: A Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Experience, Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda 692-2413

25 - Arbor Day Celebration 4-9pm, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677

25 - Jim Cuddy Trio, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls 299-1100

25 - The Late Show Redux: Rapids Disco Party 6pm, Disco Duck, DJ Dan Degoski and Emcee Sammy V, Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls 205-8925

25-26 – Tales From Japan, Forum Players Children’s Theatre, Genesee Center for the Arts, GCC, Batavia 585-345-6814

25-27 – Gold & Silver Coin Expo, Hamburg Fairgrounds 649-3900

25-27,5/1-3 - The Shape of Things, Department of Theatre and Dance Production, Bartlett Theatre, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia 673-3501

25-27,5/2-4 – The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

25-26,5/2-3,9-10 - Big Foot Expedition Weekends, guests staying at a We Wan Chu Cottage will be able to attend a free expedition in search of Bigfoots in Chautauqua County, travel to an undisclosed location, We Wan Chu Cottages, Chautauqua 789-3383

25-5/18 – Race, Road Less Traveled Production, Buffalo 903-9936

26 – Open House 10am-3pm, April is Stress Awareness Month and today is Hug-a-Friend and National Pretzel Day, relax and shop with over 25 artists, free hugs and free pretzels, Creation Station Artists’ Gallery & Gift Shop, Sheridan/Fredonia 672-7364

26 - Spring Bird Walk 9am, led by Mike Morgante of BOS and Ecology & Environment, Inc, bring binoculars, boots, and dress for the weather, children welcome, Penn Dixie (Fossil Collecting) Site, Hamburg 627-4560

26 - ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW 10am-4pm, variety of crafters, along with refreshments,St. John Maron's Banquet Facility next to the E.C.C. Campus, Williamsville 634-0669

26 - 5K Anew Run and Walk, register 7:30-9am race at 9:30am, all proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army Anew Center Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Service, awards will be provided to each age group and a prize will be given to the person who raises the highest amount of pledges, The Salvation Army, Jamestown 661-3894

26 – Every Day is Earth Day 10am-4pm, sculpture contest (bring to event, sculptures should be made of recyclable materials to be entered in contest), Solar Punch rock band using solar-powered instruments performs two shows, trolley between Gorge Discovery Center, interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, Niagara Power Vista, Lewiston 286-6661

26 - Bird Banding, join research ornithologists as they capture, band, and release birds, recording information for science, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

26 - Children's Concert Series, free concerts designed to appeal to very young children (from infants to 6-year-olds), children to sit on the floor close to the musicians, bring blankets or carpet squares to sit on, strollers welcome, Dunkirk Free Library 673-3151

26 - Live at the Met, Cosi fan tutte, opera presented in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

26 – Anniversary Party 1pm, family fun, fitness activities, skill challenges, food and traditional activities, Cattaraugus Community Center, Irving 532-8450

26 – Destination Earth, entertainment for all ages, refreshments, food, flying bird show, live bald eagles at Walk With Eagles tour, bring camera, Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, East Aurora 652-8646

26 - Astronomy Night 6:30pm, telescopes will be available to view planets and constellations, dress for the weather, Penn Dixie (Fossil Collecting) Site, Hamburg 627-4560

26 - Grand Opening 11am-3pm, Camp Bow Wow, the Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp franchise, tour the grounds, speak one-on-one with staff, including a certified Behavior Buddies Dog Trainer,enter and win prizes from attending vendors through a day-long auction, Camp Bow Wow, West Seneca 677-9247

26 - Captive Ghost Hunt + Tour 8pm-4am, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

26 - Preschool Spring Walk 10am, short walk through the forest preserve and meadow exploration, pre-register, Pfeiffer Nature Centers Lillibridge Property, Portville 933-0187

26 – Rick Alviti’s That’s The Way It Was, Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda 692-2413

26 - Kenny Rogers, Saturday, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, Salamanca 945-9300

26 – Spring Fling, vendors, craft fair, light lunch, Chinese auction, Faith Lutheran Church, Newfane 778-8488

26 – Earth Day Celebration, children’s crafts, help cleanup, bring picnic lunch, Genesee County Park, E. Bethany 585-344-1122

26 – Fashion Forward Fashion Show 3 & 7pm, Genesee Community College, Batavia 585-345-6830

26-27 – Greater Wellsville Trout Derby, Wellsville 585-593-5080

26-27 - WNY Maple Festival, Franklinville Elementary School 557-2498 or 676-3692

27 – Pancake Breakfast 8am-2pm, benefits National Multiple Sclerosis Soc., Arcade Center Farm Pancake House, Arcade 585-492-3821

27 – Bible Bingo 3pm, Vicki Quade presents a riotous night of Bible trivia, audience interaction, wacky prizes, Catholic humor, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

27 – Bridal Show, Hamburg Fairgrounds 649-3900

27 - Welcome to Arroyo's by Kristoffer Díaz, Alejandro Arroyo owns the newest (and cleanest) lounge in New York City's Lower East Side. His sister, Molly, has a nasty habit of writing graffiti on the back wall of the local police precinct. Officer Derek is a recent NYC transplant with something to prove. Lelly Santiago is a socially awkward college student who may have discovered that the Arroyo siblings' late mother was one of the founders of hip-hop music. Two DJs/narrators/Greek chorus members spin the story in this hip-hop theater coming-of-age story. Starring Alphonso Walker Jr., Sean Marciniak, Jessica Rodriguez, Jose Rivera, Nicholas Nieves and Yocasta Mencia. Directed by Rosa Fernández and Narrated by Kelsea Farinholt. The reading takes place 6pm, Road Less Traveled Theater, Buffalo 238-1522

27 – The Von Trapp Children, Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda 692-2413

27 - Psych Hold Ghost Hunt + Tour 3-6pm, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

29 - Celebration Fashion Show 6-8pm, showcasing the success stories of weight loss through bariatric surgery and services, Hosted by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center/Niagara Metabolic & Bariatric Services, preregister, Antonio's Banquet & Conference Center, Niagara Falls, 278-4604

29 - Open House 6:30-8:30PM, Tour our campus to learn more about our programs, including from our Pre-Kindergarten (3- & 4-year-olds) through grade 8, Our Pre-K 4-year-old and Kindergarten programs are full-day. St. John’s also offers an on-site after school care program, you can also arrange a private tour or shadow day for your child, St. John the Baptist School, Kenmore 877-6401

29-5/4 - Beauty And The Beast, Shea’s Performing Art Center, Buffalo 847-0850

30 - Explore Even More 10:30am-12:30pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

30 – The Weaving Women of Athens with speaker Alessa Barzetti, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University 286-8200

30 - Your Inner Guide, learn how to use your intuition to receive guidance, wisdom, and daily upliftment, focus goals, understand events from a spiritual perspective, exercises will include a guided meditation and examples of how to develop your conscious spiritual connection, Jamestown Community College 338-1005

30 - What’s in Your Water 7pm, an illustrated presentation by Chris Murawski, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, Auditorium, Gateway Executive Office, Blasdell, Penn Dixie (Fossil Collecting) Site, Hamburg 627-4560

30 - Informational Meeting for The Great Contraption Race 7pm, information on the rules, regulation, volunteering and questions answered regarding The Great Contraption Race, event will be be held on August 2, 2014, all 2 - 4 member teams will build contraptions that will float from Lewiston to Youngstown, NY and then must be pulled or carried up a hill where we will then partake in music, food, libations, and tons of fun for the whole family, costumes and creativity strongly advised, Benefits The It Happened to Alexa Foundation, Stone House, Center Street , Lewiston 754-2210

30,5/7,14,21 - Stutelage Stories: Treasure Hunters Book Club 2:55-3:55pm, join us as we read Treasure Hunters by James Patterson and decode cryptic clues to solve a life-altering mystery, .grades 2 - 4, preregister, Dodge Elementary School, Williamsville 362-7848


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MAY

All area codes 716 unless otherwise noted

1 - Law Professionals Recognition Day 4-9pm, drink specials, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677

1 - Penn Dixie Exhibit, Ellicott Elementary Science Night, Orchard Park 627-4560

1-4 - Olean Theatre Workshop presents To Design for Murder, Washington Street Theatre, Olean 373-SHOW

1,8,15 - Detained Ghost Hunt + Tour 7-11pm, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

1- Dinner & Dance 6-8:30pm Piano Bar with Bud Mayer and Karaoke 9pm-12am with Diamond Nights Karaoke every Thursday, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677

1-18 - Biological Regionalism, Alberto Ray Exhibit, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo 878-6011

2 - Joe Crookston & The Bluebird Jubilee with Peter Glanville 7:30pm, folk music, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

2 - Play Late 'Til 8, Museum open until 8pm, food available, Explore Even More 10:30am-12:30pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

2 - First Friday Lunch Bunch, nature-related talk followed by BYO brown bag lunch and conversation, Audubon Nature Center, Jamestown 569-2345

2 - Opening Day of Animal Park Season, Safari Tours start at 10am, Fri., Sat., Sun. through June 15 before opening 7 days a week June 18, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

2 - Quarantined Private Ghost Hunt + Tour 7pm-4am, for you & your own group of friends, 18+ with ID, reregister, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

2 - Eclectic Improv Co. 16th Anniversary Show, each show is completely made up on the spot, featuring scenes and songs that have never been heard before...and will never be heard again creating a night of CLEAN, clever comedy that is not to be missed, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo 901-6086

2-3 – Sale, $5 off cigarette cartons, free lunch, coffee & donuts for early birds, Mikey’s Emporium, Irving 549-7888 & Mikey’s Emporium II, Killbuck 945-0011

2-3 – Hats Off To Quilters Quilt Show, United Methodist Church, Cicero 941-3140

2-3 – Smelt Festival, Lewiston 754-9500

2-3,9-10 - Big Foot Expedition Weekends, guests staying at a We Wan Chu Cottage will be able to attend a free expedition in search of Bigfoots in Chautauqua County, travel to an undisclosed location, We Wan Chu Cottages, Chautauqua 789-3383

2-4 – Spring Gathering, Fri, & Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun. 12-5pm, new spring merchandise, food samples, garden items, The Olde Steeple, Elma 668-2655

2-8 - Senior Show II, Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia 673-3501

2-11 – LOC Lake Ontario Counties Trout & Salmon Derby 888-733-5246

3 – First Flowers of the Year Hike 9am, Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora 585-457-3228

3 – Birdathon 6am, join a team to see as many birds as you can in a 24-hour period for Audubon’s annual scholarship fundraiser, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

3 – Opening Day, shop, eat, and enjoy the beautiful sights of Chautauqua County, dozens of individual vendors known for their crafts, artwork, woodwork, imported gifts, specialty supplies, unique collectibles, foodstuffs, candy, coffee, hand-made clothing and home decor, and an eclectic assortment of retail gifts, snack bars, Cross Roads Farm & Craft Market, Westfield 326-6278

3 - Annual Spring Craft Days, handcrafted treasures and home baked goods, Village shopping, Chinese auction, luncheon, Fire Dept., Findley Lake 769-7609

3 - Allegany Adventure Run, 22K – 9:30am, 13K- 9:45am, 6K -10am, Allegany State Park, Salamanca 354-9121

3 - Great Valley Fireman's Annual Regatta, 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants, prizes for best costume, group and fire department, dinner, music, refreshments, pre-register, Great Valley Volunteer Fireman's Clubhouse 945-1398

3 - Southern Tier Symphony presents Stravinsky Spring, Olean High School 372-1110

3 - Bowling for Blindness Benefit 5-10pm, raises money for the WNY Visionwalk, a local 5k family-friendly and free event to be held on May 18th in Delaware Park that brings awareness and funds to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, a nonprofit organization that drives research for cures and treatments of retinal diseases, leaving over 19 million Americans in darkness, tickets include: bowling, shoe rental, pizza and snacks, draft beer, wine and pop, live music by the Patti Parks Band, and a chance to win a door prize with every ticket, 50/50s, Lotto ticket wheel, a large Chinese auction and premium items, Lancaster-Depew Moose Lodge, Lancaster 683-3920

3 - “Flour” City Brewery Collectible Show and Sale 9am-1pm, beer cans, bottles and advertising show for the 12 Horse chapter of the BCCA, Local #13 Union Hall, 1850 Mt. Read Blvd , Rochester 585-671-7992

3 – Honey Bee Festival, children’s activities 10am-12pm, 11am lecture, vendors including bee keeping supplies, 12pm lunch, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

3 - Annual Basket Auction, "big ticket" raffles and a 50/50 split, food including our famous souvlaki and Greek and Middle Eastern pastries, drawing begins at 7pm and you need not be present to win, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Niagara Falls 297-2668

3 - Spirit of the West 8pm, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls 299-1100

3 - Cinco de Mayo Party 8pm, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677

3-4 – Niagara Gun Show, Hamburg Fairgrounds 649-3900

3-4 Arcade Trade Show - at the Tractor Supply Store, Rt. 39, Arcade 585-492-4226

3,10,17 - Bird Banding, join research ornithologists as they capture, band, and release birds, recording information for science, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

3,17,24 - Captive Ghost Hunt + Tour 8pm-4am, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

3-8/30 - Dirt Track Auto Racing every Sat., State Line Speedway, Jamestown 664-2326

3-11/2 - Fossil Collecting 9am-4pm, Sun. 11am-4pm, visits may be scheduled at other times, summer hours begin in June, Penn Dixie (Fossil Collecting) Site, Hamburg 627-4560

3-12/28 – Huge Weekly Flea Market every Sat. & Sun. 8am-5pm, antiques, collectibles, farmer’s market, snack bar, indoor & outdoor spaces available, Erie County Auction & Expo Center, East Aurora 800-536-1401

3-11/26 – Farmer’s Market, every Wed. & Sat. 7am-1pm, Aurora Village Shopping Center, East Aurora 655-1927

4 - Spring Bird Walk at Penn Dixie 9am, led by Marilyn O’Connell of Wild Birds Unlimited, bring binoculars, boots, and dress for the weather, children welcome, Penn Dixie (Fossil Collecting) Site, Hamburg 627-4560

4 – Cherry Blossom Family Day 1-4pm, crafts, museum tours, artifact scavenger hunts, live organ music, face painting, Buffalo History Museum 873-9644

4 - Western NY Guitar Show & Swap Meet, Vintage Used and new guitars, amplifiers and accessories, buy, sell and trade, Marriott Hotels & resorts, Amherst 689-6900

4 - Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Spring Gala Concert, three youth orchestras under the direction of acclaimed conductor Bryan Eckenrode, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown 664-2465 X202

4 - Concert Series, Alternative music by Too Skinny and Face Down in High Water, Chautauqua Music Store, Jamestown 814-670-9151

4 - Art Crawl, Downtown Springville becomes an Art Gallery 6-9pm, Springville Center for the Art, Springville 592-9038

4 - John Bennett Regatta, events begin at 9am and continue throughout the afternoon, open to the public and free of charge, handicap accessible facilities are available, bring a chair and come on down to the waterfront on the Black Rock Canal and watch exciting competition between teams from across WNY and Canada, West Side Rowing Club, One Rotary Row, GPS: 48 Porter Avenue, Buffalo 881-9797

4 - Scottish Highland Games Strongman Contest, Main St. Gazebo, Olcott 433-6727

4,11,18,25 – Family Walk 2pm, led by naturalist, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, N. Java 585-457-3228

4-6/15 - Rita Argen Auerbach Exhibit, Kenan Center, Lockport 433-2617

4,10,16,25,30 - Quarantined Private Ghost Hunt + Tour 7pm-4am, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

4-10/5 – Great American Garage Sale, first Sunday of the month, collectibles, antiques, new and used items, indoor and outdoor, Antique World, Clarence 759-8483

5,12,19 – Adult Water Color Classes, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

5-7,12-14,19-21,26-28 - Mid-Week Private Quarantined Ghost Hunt + Tour 8pm-4am, for you & your own group of friends, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

6 – May Flowers Family Program 10-11am, Buffalo History Museum 873-9644

6 – National Teacher Appreciation Day 3-5pm, free for educators with School ID, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

7 - National Nurses Recognition Day 4-9pm, drink specials, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677
7 - Understanding Your Aura, interactive workshop designed for beginners where you will learn the basics about auras, practice how to see and sense auras, understand the meaning of the different colors, and discover ways in which you can cleanse and clear your aura for better health, Jamestown Community College 338-1005

7-11 - The Osmonds, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, Salamanca 945-9300

7,14,21,28 - Explore Even More 10:30am-12:30pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

7,14,21,28 – Adult Drawing Classes 8:45am, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

7-28 – Musicians’ Reunion Open Mic 7pm-12am every Wednesday, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677

8 - Nature Photography Club 6:30pm, business meeting and program followed by project time and camera corner, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 763-9492

8 – Opening Party 4pm, drink specials, free buffet, Cabana Sam’s Sunset Bay Grill, Irving 934-9953

8 – Science Café, Indulge: Delectable Botanical Luxuries 6:30-8pm, presentation by Kristy Blakely exploring plants that pamper, light refreshments, beer, wine, mini-tour of the Gardens, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

8-10 – Tulip Festival, amusements, kiddie parade, pageants, 5K, talent show, arts & crafts, flower show, parade, chicken bbq, queen coronation, Holland 537-2509

8-11 - Golda’s Balcony, 710 Main Theatre, Buffalo 847-0850

9 - 15th Annual Crouse 5K Challenge,course is registered as a US Track & Field Certified Course #NY-04009AM, 5K offers a family-friendly race travels through and around the Village of Gowanda, Gowanda American Legion Post 409, 860-8782

9 – Spent Spring Bulb Sale, $8 per bag (limit 3 per person), Garage behind the Gardens, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

9 – National Public Gardens Day 10am-5pm, $1 admission, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

9- Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus 8pm, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

9 – Tribute To Patsy Cline, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

9-10 - Big Foot Expedition Weekends, guests staying at a We Wan Chu Cottage will be able to attend a free expedition in search of Bigfoots in Chautauqua County, travel to an undisclosed location, We Wan Chu Cottages, Chautauqua 789-3383

9-11,16-18 - A Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill Ride Tour 2014, 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and hear Thomas greet his fans, meet Sir Topham Hatt, a Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets, storytelling, video viewing and live entertainment
9:00 to 5:00 on Fridays, 8:30 to 6:00 on Sat. & Sun., Medina Railroad Museum, Medina 585-798-6106

9,31 - Captive Ghost Hunt + Tour 8pm-4am, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

9-6/1 – Pinkalicious, Theatre of Youth, Buffalo 884-4400

10 - Snipe Hunt, join Audubon naturalist Jeff Tome in a hunt for this odd marsh bird, it has to be this early in the day if you want to see the strange aerial displays the males make to impress the females, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 763-9492

10 - Little Explorers, ages 3-8 & their favorite grownups enjoy a nature lesson, walk, craft, and snack, pre-register, Audubon Nature Center, Jamestown 569-2345

10 - National Train Day, celebration of trains and the history of railroading, open house for the newly renovated former Erie Railroad Station with rolling stock of the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad, train displays and exhibits plus work cars, artwork, Railroad author Kenneth Springirth and Chuck Spinner, author of The Tragedy of the Loomis Street Crossing, Western New York Railroad Historical Society, Jamestown Gateway Train Station 483-3041

10 - Live at the Met - La Cenerentola, opera presented in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

10 - Ghost Hunt, Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse, Dunkirk 366-5050

10 – World’s Largest Yard Sale, Hamburg Fairgrounds 649-3900

10 - Mother's Day Tea, mothers and children are invited to join us for tea, juice and light snacks, guests will enjoy creating their own "You and Me Books" and making a hand print craft, preregister, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst, 362-7848

10 – Saturday Night At The Grand Ole Jamboree, musical tribute to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

10 - Bird Walk through Yubadam Road, pre-register, Pfeiffer Nature Centers Eshelman Property, Portville 933-0187

10 – Invitational Salmon Tournament, call to receive invitation, Wilson Harbor 863-1001

10 – Sensational Saturday, programs, interactive displays and exhibits relating to the production of electricity, Niagara Power Vista, Lewiston 286-6661

10 - Cardone Fest 4-9pm, Italian food festival, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677

10 - Rob Thomas, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls 299-1100

10-11 – Arts & Crafts Show, Rock City Park, Olean 372-7790

10,24,31 – Kids Art Classes 9-10:30am, multi-medium classes for ages 5-15, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

11 – Mother’s Day Breakfast 9am-12pm, reservations please, Marienthal Country Inn, Eden 337-0169

11 – Mother’s Day Celebration, Cattaraugus Community Center, Irving 532-8450

11 – Mother’s Day Buffet 12-6pm, Trillium Lodge, Cherry Creek 296-8100

11 - Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk 2-4pm, meet at Jamestown Audubon’s Bentley Sanctuary (Bentley Avenue, off Fluvanna near the Strunk Road exit of I-86), Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

11 - Mothers Day Champagne Brunch 10am-3pm, includes Kids Knee High Dessert Station, reservations suggested, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

11- Two Hour Historical 2pm - 4pm, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

14 - Brown Bag Lecture Series, hear about an important part of Jamestown's history during the lunch hour, Fenton History Center, Jamestown 664-6256

14 - Warren Gives 8am-8pm, donations given online to the Warren County Community Foundation will be matched for Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

14 - Butterfly Gardening 7-9pm, learn which plants will attract adult butterflies and which provide food for caterpillars, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

15 - National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Celebration 6-7:30pm,an evening of baking in our program dedicated to this classic cookie, read If You Give a Mouse A Cookie, bake our own chocolate chip cookies, learn about the history of the chocolate chip, have a chocolate chip relay race and of course taste our delicious cookies! suggested Ages: 5-14, preregister, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst, 362-7848

15 – Season Opener Cruise Night 6-8pm, Main St., Akron 542-4050

15 - An Evening with Justin Hayward, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls 299-1100

15-18 – Spring Musical: Godspell, presale tickets only, Harvester Theater, Batavia 866-967-8167

16 – Pat Knoechel of Quilt in a Day shares latest books and patterns 1:30 & 6:30pm, pre-register, The Quilt Farm, Boston 941-3140

16 - PaleoJoe’s Top 10 Dinosaurs 7pm, an illustrated presentation by Joe ‘PaleoJoe’ Kohcdl, of Midland, MI with some specimens, Auditorium, Gateway Executive, Blasdell 627-4560

16 – Third Fridays Pan Am Family Day 5-8pm, horse drawn carriage rides, crafts, museum tours, live actors in exhibits, artifact scavenger hunt, Buffalo History Museum Resource Center, Buffalo 873-9644

16 - Bobby Militello Jazz concert 8pm, Springville Center for the Arts Mongerson Theater, Springville 592-9038

16 - Gershwin’s Greatest Hits: The Great American Songbook, Part Two 7:30pm, King Concert Hall, Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia 673-3501

16-18 - Dunkirk Automotive Flea Market, swap meet, car corral, Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Dunkirk 366-4752

16-18 - Wine and Cheese Weekend, food & wine pairing at each participating winery, recipe book, Lake Erie Wine Country wine glass, $5 voucher to use at any winery or at certain restaurants designated on the back of the voucher, choose your own itinerary, visiting the wineries in any order, one winery is designated as the pick-up point for your event ticket, 21 or older, bring ID, Lake Erie Wine Trail, Silver Creek, NY to Northeast, PA 877-326-6561

16-18 – Fire On The Genesee, Civil War encampment, living history & battle reenactments, camps open 9:30am-4:30pm, battles 2pm, Highbanks Recreation Area, Letchworth State Park, Castile 585-493-3616

16-18 – Stuart Little, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

17 – Silver Creek/Hanover Garden Faire, vendors, plants, children’s activities, 50/50, herbal delights, food, birdhouses, crafts, basket auction, Silver Creek Village Park 934-7608

17 - 10th Annual ‘Dig with the Experts 9am, five members from Michigan have already registered,
Penn Dixie (Fossil Collecting) Site, Hamburg 627-4560

17 - Plant Exchange and Sale, bring a plant, take a plant or buy a plant at this annual favorite amongst gardeners, also: Bark Baskets, learn the ancient skill of making baskets from tree bark, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

17 - Public Day 12-4pm (Empty Pint open until 10pm), celebrate American Craft Beer Week - a beer and music festival on the brewery’s picturesque property, live music from the Brent Peterson Quartet, get a 5-ounce souvenir glass and purchase tickets for samples, which will be $1 each, over 25 beers will be available to sample, including Pumking, Choklat, Mokah, Hop Sun, Harvest, Grand Arbor, limited edition beer week beers, along with a special cask offering, and many other seasonal and special releases, house-smoked BBQ, brewery tours (normally held on Saturdays at 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, and 4:00) will proceed as normal with 20 people per tour, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Lakewood 763-5479 x232

17 - Clymer Tulip Festival, food, music, Dutch dancing, tractors, fire trucks, antique displays, old-fashioned hand crafts, Main St., Clymer 355-2230

17 - Public Day - America Craft Beer Week Celebration, we will have as many of the beers we brew available including seasonal and weird one-offs, in-house smoked BBQ, live music, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Lakewood 763-5479

17 – Geobash IX, event devoted to geocaching, Allegany State Park, Red House Area, Salamanca 354-9121

17 - Community Wide Garage Sale, City and Town of Olean 372-4433

17 - Routes to Art Cattaraugus Region Open Studio Tour, 35 artists, self-guided, open-studio artists’ tour, Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation 372-7455

17 – Knox Farm Yester Years 9am, historical walk, Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora 585-457-3228

17 - The World Around Buffalo: Colombia, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

17 - Mystery Brunch with Pat Knoechel (Eleanor Burns from Quilt in A Day), trunk show of awesome quilts and fun, Creekside Fabrics Quilts & Yarns, Arcade 585-492-4226

17 – Master Gardeners’ Spring Gala 10am-1pm, plant sale, auction, free soil pH testing, refreshments, Master Gardner advice, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Batavia 585-343-3040 x101

17 – Doo Wop Legends: The Coaster, The Edsels & Shades of Blue, Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda 692-2413

17 - Run With the Rapids 5K 9am, After Party on Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls 278-2100

17 - American Cancer Society's Relay for Life 12pm, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls 278-2100

17 - Armed Forces Recognition Day 4-9pm, drink specials, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677

17 - Jimmie Vaughan and The Tilt-a-Whirl Band, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls 299-1100

17 – The Great Plant Sale 9am-4pm, hanging baskets, ornamental trees & shrubs, rare & unusual plants & ornamentals, tropical, native, annuals, perennials, Administration Building, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

17 – Medicinal Garden Feature: Arthritis Awareness & Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month, presentations, displays, botanical displays about medications, blood pressure & bone density screening 10am-12pm, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

17-18 – Bonsai Show 10am-5pm, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

17-24 – London Gardens & Chelsea Flower Show Trip, 8-day excursion touring many places in London, call for details, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584 X219

17-8/11 – William Smyers Dark Star Exhibit, Arcangel Gallery, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

17,6/7,21,7/5,19,8/2,16,9/6,20,10/4,18 - Saturday Artisan Market 10am-5pm, locally hand made artisan market where the maker is the seller, 2X a month from through October, over 30 artisans will exhibit & sell, music, entertainment, food trucks, Canalside, Prime St., Buffalo, 597-5759

17-10/25 - Fredonia Farmers Market, every Sat. rain or shine, local produce, home baked goods, meats, organic poultry, cheese, eggs, jam, jellies, hand-made soaps and bath products, plants, flowers, herbs, local artisans, Church Street, Downtown Fredonia 680-2844

18 - Touch-a-Truck, children get up close to a variety of vehicles, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

18 - Wild Edibles, walk with naturalist Katie Finch to learn what you can munch on along the trails, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

18 – Apple Blossom Festival, country fair, farm village museum with barbershop, schoolhouse, blacksmith, printer, country store, food, music, dancers, crafters, Civil War Encampment, Newfane Historical Society, West Creek Rd. at Ide Rd., Newfane 778-7197

18 – Bergen Swamp Pilgrimages 9am & 1pm, bring bug spray, water, long pants, Bergen Swamp, Alabama 585-548-7304

18 - Psych Hold Ghost Hunt + Tour 5-8pm, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

18 - Glass Tiger and Platinum Blonde 8pm, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls 299-1100

18 - St. Practice Day Party w/ The Fighting Jamesons 7pm, Rapids Theatre,
Niagara Falls 205-8925

18-8/24 – Liza LaBarge Exhibit, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University 286-8200

18-10/12 - Schoolhouse #8 History Center & Museum, open Sundays 1-4pm, restored one-room schoolhouse with period furnishings, memorabilia, free admission, group tours by appt., Library Campus, North Collins 337-3341

19,26 - In-Depth Tour 10:30am & 2:30pm, Basic Tour 11am,1pm,2pm,3pm,4pm, pre-register, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Estate, Derby 947-9217

20 - Cub Scout Pack 592 Round-Up Raingutter Regatta 6:30pm, for all boys entering 1st through 5th grades in the 2014 – 2015 school year interested in scouting, a race where boys will make their own miniature sailboat and race it, they can either blow directly on the sail or use a straw to blow in the sail to get their boat to the end of the "raingutter" first, there will be boats that boys can build, decorate, and race with each other, the cub pack meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm, Windom Volunteer Fire Company, 3736 Abbott Road, Orchard Park 491-5394

20 – Carmarie Seniors, song and dance from the 1940s to the 1970s, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

21 - Explore Even More, Explore Even More 10:30am-12:30pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

21 - Garden Flower Sale, Concord Historical Society, Springville 592-0094

21-22 - NYS State Approved Safe Boating Classes, 2-day training for ages 10 through adult, pre-register, Chautauqua Marina, Mayville 753-0409

22 – Happy 50th Birthday to the Fenton, gala dinner with music, dancing and engaging speaker, Fenton History Center, Jamestown 664-6256

22 – William Pryor Letchworth Birthday Celebration 9am-1pm, 10 stations to visit with each having a different topic, flintknapping, Civil War life, wool spinning, portrayal of Mr. Letchworth & Caroline Bishop, cake, Museum Area, Letchworth State Park, Castile 585-493-3616

22 – Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy, Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda 692-2413

22 – American Motors Cruise Night 6-8pm, Main St., Akron 542-4050

22,29 - ICU Ghost Hunt + Tour 7pm-12am, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

23 - Opening Party, DJ, give-aways, drink specials, Sunset Bay Beach Club, Irving 934-9953

23 – Sterling: Tribute to Elvis Presley, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

23 - Teen Ghost Hunt + Tour 8pm-2am, 14-17 yrs. when accompanied by a Parent, 18+ with ID, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

23-26 - Little Valley Rider's Annual Memorial Day Trail Ride, bring your horse and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiast, trail rides, camping available, Little Valley Horse Park 440-0175

23,30 - Buffalo Classics Architecture Tour 10am, 90 minute walking tour of prominent downtown buildings by Buffalo architects, including Market Arcade, Buffalo Savings Bank, Electric Tower, Hotel Lafayette, and City Hall, meet: Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill, 189 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo 245-3032

23-25,30-31,6/1,6-8, The Curious Savage, Aurora Players, Roycroft Pavilion, East Aurora 687-6727

24 - Community-Wide Garage and Yard Sales, find hidden treasures, map/list available after 5/13/14 at the Mayville Village Offices, Erie St., Mayville 753-3113

24 - Annual Amish Relief Auction, good, clean items, quilts, furniture, toys, machinery, crafts, baked goods, cattle, horses, horse related items, home-style refreshments, chicken BBQ, pig roast, Ice cream, proceeds go towards children and other needy families, doctors and hospital bills owed by the Conewango Valley, NY community, Empire Livestock Cherry Creek Market, 798 Pickup Hill Road, Cherry Creek 296-5041

24 – Dazzling Flower Pouch Make It & Take It Workshop 9:30am, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

24 – Memorial Day Remembrance Train Ride 12pm, Arcade & Attica Railroad, Arcade 585-492-3100

24 – Community Garden Planting with special events all day, Cattaraugus Community Center, Irving 532-8450

24 - Bird Walk through Yubadam Road, observe the nesting behaviors of various birds, pre-register, Pfeiffer Nature Centers Eshelman Property, Portville 933-0187

24 - Muses of the Forest: Astronomy, view the skies and during the New Moon, Pfeiffer Nature Center Eshelman Property, Portville 933-0187

24 - Victoria Day 4pm-12am, drink specials, The Topper, Niagara Falls 524-2677

24 - Dion, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls 299-1100

24-26 – Season Opening 12-6pm, vintage kiddie rides 25¢, call for other weekend hours, Carousel Park, Olcott Beach 778-7066

24-26 - Memorial Day Weekend Kick Off, get your season pass, ride the rides, enjoy the arcade and start collecting those tickets for your must have item of the season, new arcade games and our reconditioned Chautauqua Choo Choo in the train station, specials in the Gift Shop, Midway State Park, Bemus Point 386-3165

24-26 – Red, White & Blue Balloon Rally, flights Fri. 6:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 6am & 6:30pm, Monday 6am, Archery Field, Letchworth State Park, Castile 585-493-3616

24-25, 31-6/1 - Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Open Studio Tour, free, North Shore Arts Alliance open studio tour, visit homes and studios and watch 25 juried in their studios along Routes 20 and 394, maps available, Throughout Chautauqua County 224-3381

24-9/27 - Sherman Farmers Market, every Sat., fresh baked good, seasonal produce, ethnic foods, antiques, collectibles, artwork from area artisans, Main Street, Sherman 761-7676

24-9/27 - Westfield Farmers Market, every Sat., meats, produce and goods offered are regionally grown or made, local wineries are also showcased each week, offering wine samples, Moore Park, Westfield 326-4000

25 - Picnic in the Point, old fashioned style picnic, pack your picnic basket, cook out on one of our many charcoal grills, or enjoy the famous One Stop Hot Dog Truck offering their hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausages, Tony’s Waffles & Fried Dough, Scoops Ice Cream Truck, Point Gratiot, Dunkirk 366-9876

25 – Learn to Catch A Fish Family Picnic 11am-4pm, carnival games, activities, workshops, free fishing (no license required), free lunch, door prizes, Trailside Lodge, Letchworth State Park, Castile 585-493-3616

25 – Sunday Super Cruise 1-4pm, DJ plays tunes, dash plaques to first 100 cruise cars, Main St., Olcott Beach 778-7767

25 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd 8pm, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls 299-1100

25,25,31 – Season Opener Train Rides 12pm, Arcade & Attica Railroad, Arcade 585-492-3100

26 - Memorial Day Service (8:45am) and Parade (11am), Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse service 679-0647

26 - Memorial Day Parade 9:30am, Main Street, Findley Lake 769-7609

26 – Memorial Day Observance 11am, music, reenactments, speeches, military honors, Corwin Cemetery 471-0382

26 - Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Memorial Day Camp 9am-3pm, students will use critical thinking skills to get their teams through tricky obstacles, solve perplexing puzzles and develop creative solutions to complex problems, we will read the classic Wizard of Oz story and enjoy themed games, crafts and writing experiences, pre-register, suggested ages: 7-16, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst, 362-7848

26 – Memorial Day Event 10am, Seneca Administration Building, Salamanca 945-1790

26 - Gowanda Harley's Ride To Remember 7am, Gowanda Harley-Davidson 532-4584

27-8/26 - Sunset Paddle on Lake Erie every Tues., paddlers with their own boats are welcome to join us for free, but we recommend kayaks of at least 14' in length must have deck light, rentals available, pre-register, Barcelona Harbor, Westfield 763-2266

28 - Explore Even More 10:30am-12:30pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

28 - Garage Sale, Warner Museum, Concord Historical Society, Springville 592-0094

28-8/27 - Chautauqua Lake Outlet Paddle every Wed., paddlers with their own boats are welcome to join us for no fee, canoe or kayak rental available, pre-register, McCrea Point Park Boat Landing, Jamestown 763-2266

29 – Brits & Bugs Cruise Night 6-8pm, Main St., Akron 542-4050

30 – Don Johannes Memorial Big Fish Contest and Pete DeAngelo Memorial Three-Fish Contest, Wilson 778-0713

30 - Buffalo Classics Architecture Tour 10am, 90 minute walking tour of prominent downtown buildings by Buffalo architects, including Market Arcade, Buffalo Savings Bank, Electric Tower, Hotel Lafayette, and City Hall, meet: Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill, 189 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo 245-3032

30-6/1 - 44th Annual 100 American Craftsmen, fine craft art, live music, gourmet food vendors, herbal plant sale (Sat only), and fine art exhibit in House Gallery, Kenan Center Arena, Lockport 433-2617

30-6/1 - Gowanda's Hollywood Happening, WNY’s largest motorcycle rally, live bands, contests, vendors, beer tent, Village of Gowanda 532-6103

30-6/1 - Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, spend all or part of this weekend in the with fellow outdoor enthusiasts from four WNY nature organizations, weekend of fun and learning for the whole family, Allegany State Park, Salamanca 569-2345

31 - New York State Deputies Celebrity Golf Classic, fun day of golf,food and drink, and a chance to mingle with alumni form the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills, Seneca Hickory Stick, Lewiston 585-409-4540

31- Presents for Your Pooch 2-4pm, children will make themed picture frames, personalized pet bandanas and homemade dog treats, suggested ages 6-15, preregister, Stutelage Innovations, 6725 Transit Road, East Amherst 362-7848

31-6/1 – Quality Arts & Crafts Show, in conjunction with the Tonawanda Folk Festival, Niawanda Park, Tonawanda 505-1172

31-6/1 – Skip Hartman Lake Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament, Wilson & Olcott 877-FALLS US

31-9/27 - Walking Tours of Jamestown-Fenton History Center every Sat., pre-register, Fenton will lead a series of rotating walking tours approx. 2 1/2 hours long, meet at the Fenton History Center, the Lake View Ave. tour meets at the corner of Buffalo St. and Lake View Ave. by the cemetery offices, Fenton History Center, Jamestown 664-6256

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