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All area codes 716 unless otherwise noted

1-10/5 - Ann Parker Water and Glass Exhibit, shimmering pools, cascading fountains, glass reaching to the sky, silver-toned and green-gray succulents, all have been captured in this photographic display of the Botanical Gardens, using macro, zoom, and wide angle lenses, Ann’s photos show intricate details of plants, reflections in the pools, glass with light and shadow, and abstract, inverse images of garden objects. This exhibit showcases color, form, lines and angles, fluidity and motion, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

1-11/31 – Dale Threlkeld: End of Illusion Exhibition, Castellani Art Gallery, Niagara University 286-9200

6-10/5 – Succulent Show, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 827-1584 x 291

6-10/25 - Masters of American Architecture, Saturday walking tour of downtown landmarks, meet at The Archer at 268 Main Street, Explore Buffalo Tours 245-3032

7-12/31 – Alexandra Spaulding Exhibit, Castellani Art Gallery, Niagara University 286-9200

10,17,24,10/1 – Adult Drawing Classes, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 827-1584 x291

12-10/12 – Deathtrap, Road Less Traveled Productions, Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, Buffalo 629-3069

13-10/31 – Fall Festival, every Sat. & Sun. 10am-dusk, corn maze, mining for gems, hay rides, cow train, amusement rides, magic shows, jugglers, cackling hen revue, food, pumpkins, contests, pumpkin sales & gift shop open daily, The Great Pumpkin Farm, Clarence 759-8483

13-10/31 – Pumpkinville, Bounty Barn with locally produced jams & jellies, maple & honey products, hayrides, pony rides, corn cannon shoot, Storyland, cow train, goat mountain and 6 acre corn field maze, fresh picked apples or visit the Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin Patch, watch them press fresh apple cider, on-site bakery, food daily with chicken BBQ on weekends, Great Valley 699-2205

15-17,29-30 – Special Event, Rolling Hills Asylum (America’s #2 most haunted location), East Bethany 585-502-4066

17-10/1-13 – I Love Lucy Live on Stage, behind-the-scenes filming process, one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo 847-0850

17-10/15 – Farmer’s Market 9am-2pm Every Wed., Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant Parking Lot, Blasdell 825-3675

18-10/19 – Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, O’Connell & Company, Park School, Snyder 848-0800

19-10/25 – Wild Game Safari Tours, Fri.-Sun., Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

19-10/25 - Genesee County Farmers' Market, Tue. & Fri. 8am-5pm, Batavia Downs Parking Lot 585-343-9491

19-10/26 – The Pumpkin Fiesta Saturdays & Sundays, Becker Farms, Gasport 772-2211

20-10/12 - American Society of Railway Artists, Juried show features work representing a variety of subjects, mediums & techniques, Station Art Gallery, Westfield 366-1448

20,10/4,18 - Saturday Artisan Market 10am-5pm, all locally handmade goods, over 30 artisans exhibit & sell, music, food trucks, Canalside, Buffalo 597-5759

20-10/25 – Marble Orchard Ghost Walks 7pm Saturdays, theatrical guides take you through historical section of village and into the cemetery, local ghost stories, myths, tales of tragedy & crime, rain or shine, Lewiston Peace Garden 754-0166

20-10/25 - Masters of American Architecture, Saturday walking tour of downtown landmarks, meet at The Archer at 268 Main Street, Explore Buffalo Tours 245-3032

20-10/25 - Farmers Market every Sat. 9am-1pm, Church St., Fredonia 680-2844

20-10/25 – Clarence Farmers’ Market, every Sat. 8am-1pm, produce, specialty vendors, flowers, wine tasting & sales, kids’ activities, entertainment, Main St., Clarence 759-2315

20-10/31 – Scarecrow Display, Main St., Clarence 759-2315

20-11/26 – Farmer’s Market 7am-1pm Every Wed. & Sat., Aurora Village Shopping Center, East Aurora 655-1927

20-12/28 – 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

21-10/31 – Pumpkin Patch, Kent Farms, Andover 800-836-1869

21-11/2 – Every Sunday Basic Tour 11am,1pm,2pm,3pm, In-Depth Tour 10:30am,2:30pm, pre-register, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Estate, Derby 947-9217

22,24,10/20,22 - Learn to Use Your Camera 6-8pm, two-part session workshops - Session I - 9/22 & 24, Session II - 10/20 & 22, ages 16 years to adult, introductory workshop for those who are entering into the DSLR field, or who got a DSLR as a gift and want to know more on how to use it, improve your skills as a photographer and explore various accessories of DSLR photography, develop and practice the understandings of the photography with techniques and concepts that involve lighting, framing, editing, and more, pre-register, Sun Spin Media, Amherst 775-7776

24-10/11 - Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park, a portion of the Park (Mill Valley Road starting at the parking lot) will be dressed up with lights, illuminating the trails and some sculptures with colorful and theatrical lighting, walk the trails at night to come upon pathways guided by light, a section where little lights surround you completely, and then out to an open field of colors and sculptures, interactive elements along the trails, bring a flashlight and dress appropriately for weather, Griffis Sculpture Park, East Otto 667-2808


26-10/25 – The Brick Haunted House, Andover 800-836-1869




28-10/1-31 – Free Family Fun, straw maze, baby farm animals, spooky castle, pumpkins, Halloween items & decor, Zittel’s Country Market, Hamburg 649-3010

29 - Sweets and Shopping Nite, 6:30-9:30pm, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Cheektowaga - Lancaster, home shopping party vendors, along with small businessmen and women owned companies with items for sale, $5.00 includes refreshments, door prizes, 50/50 split club,proceeds to benefit local women's initiatives, Cheektowaga Senior Center, 656-0406

29 - Special Reading with Rochelle Bilow 5-6:30pm, author of The Call of the Farm, Mingle with local farmers, foodies, and book lovers, Larkin Square, Buffalo 212-889-1659

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OCTOBER

All area codes 716 unless otherwise noted

1 – Elk Field Trip, travel to the Elk Visitor Center with Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

1-5 - Ann Parker Water and Glass Exhibit, shimmering pools, cascading fountains, glass reaching to the sky, silver-toned and green-gray succulents, all have been captured in this photographic display of the Botanical Gardens, using macro, zoom, and wide angle lenses, Ann’s photos show intricate details of plants, reflections in the pools, glass with light and shadow, and abstract, inverse images of garden objects. This exhibit showcases color, form, lines and angles, fluidity and motion, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

1-5 – Succulent Show, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 827-1584 x 291

1-11 - Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park, a portion of the Park (Mill Valley Road starting at the parking lot) will be dressed up with lights, illuminating the trails and some sculptures with colorful and theatrical lighting, walk the trails at night to come upon pathways guided by light, a section where little lights surround you completely, and then out to an open field of colors and sculptures, interactive elements along the trails, bring a flashlight and dress appropriately for weather, Griffis Sculpture Park, East Otto 667-2808

1-12 - American Society of Railway Artists, Juried show features work representing a variety of subjects, mediums & techniques, Station Art Gallery, Westfield 366-1448

1-12 – Deathtrap, Road Less Traveled Productions, Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, Buffalo 629-3069

1-13 – I Love Lucy Live on Stage, behind-the-scenes filming process, one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo 847-0850

1-15 – Farmer’s Market 9am-2pm Every Wed., Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant Parking Lot, Blasdell 825-3675

1,8,15 - Farmer’s Market 9am-2pm Every Wed., Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant Parking Lot, Blasdell 825-3675

1,18 – Guided Museum Tour 1pm-2pm, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, N. Tonawanda 693-1885

1-19 – Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, O’Connell & Company, Park School, Snyder 848-0800

1,8,22,29 - Yoga at the Gardens, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 864-1194

1-25 – Marble Orchard Ghost Walks 7pm Saturdays, theatrical guides take you through historical section of village and into the cemetery, local ghost stories, myths, tales of tragedy & crime, rain or shine, Lewiston Peace Garden 754-0166

1-25 – Wild Game Safari Tours, Fri.-Sun., Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

1-25 – The Brick Haunted House, Andover 800-836-1869

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

1-31 – Free Family Fun, straw maze, baby farm animals, spooky castle, pumpkins, Halloween items & decor, Zittel’s Country Market, Hamburg 649-3010

1-31 – Multiple Tours, Ghost Hunts & Special Events from 2pm-4am, pre-register, Rolling Hills Asylum (America’s #2 most haunted location), East Bethany 585-502-4066

1-31 – German Menu for the Month of October, also regular daily menu for lunch, dinner and banquets, Chanderson’s Steak & Seafood, Yorkshire 492-1331

1-31 – Scarecrow Display, artistic interpretations of Scarecrows, along main streets of the four quaint communities of Lewiston, Sanborn, Ransomville, Youngstown 754-9500

1-31 – Pumpkinville, Bounty Barn with locally produced jams & jellies, maple & honey products, hayrides, pony rides, corn cannon shoot, Storyland, cow train, goat mountain and 6 acre corn field maze, fresh picked apples or visit the Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin Patch, watch them press fresh apple cider, on-site bakery, food daily with chicken BBQ on weekends, Great Valley 699-2205

1-31 – Free Family Fun, straw maze, baby farm animals, spooky castle, pumpkins, Halloween items & decor, Zittel’s Country Market, Hamburg 649-3010

1-31 – Pumpkin Patch, Kent Farms, Andover 800-836-1869


1-31 – Scarecrow Display, Main St., Clarence 759-2315

1-11/31 – Dale Threlkeld: End of Illusion Exhibition, Castellani Art Gallery, Niagara University 286-9200

1-12/31 – Alexandra Spaulding Exhibit, Castellani Art Gallery, Niagara University 286-9200

2 – An Evening with Roycroft Master Artisans, meet the artists, view their works followed by dinner, Roycroft Campus, East Aurora 655-0261

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

3 - Harry Chapin: A Family Celebration, the late singer-songwriter’s brother, nieces & touring band mates in a concert that's been decades in the making, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown 484-0707

3 – Art Walk, while visiting galleries, shops, bistros, come to Roycroft Power House for a special art show, music, refreshments, East Aurora 655-0261

3 - First Fridays 5:30pm-9pm, Rochester artists, sculptures, paintings, Marti’s On Main, North side of Erie Canal, Albion 585-589-6715

3 – Macy Gray, Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls 877-873-6322

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

3-4, Sale, $5 off cigarette cartons, free lunch, free coffee & donuts for early birds, Mikey’s Emporium, Irving 549-7888 & Mikey’s Emporium II, Kill Buck 945-0011

3-4 - Enchanted Forest, Non-scary Halloween event during which animals can magically talk to you about their lives, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

3-5 – Roycroft Arts & Crafts Conference, workshops, lectures, artist demos, Roycroft Campus, East Aurora 655-0261

3-5 - Salamanca's Annual Falling Leaves Festival, experience Seneca Culture and Heritage and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage, Native Roots Artist Guild: Baskets, Beadwork, Painting, cultural demos, traditional Seneca food, carnival, farmers market, live music, food vendors, contests, Jefferson Street Park, Salamanca 945-3110

3-4,10-12 - American Society of Railway Artists , Juried show features work representing a variety of subjects, mediums & techniques, Station Art Gallery, Westfield 770-366-1448

3-5,10-12,17-18 – Fall Foliage Train Rides 12 & 3pm, Arcade & Attica Railroad, Arcade 585-492-3100

3-5,10-12,17-19,24-25 – Grease The Musical, Aurora Players, Roycroft Pavilion, East Aurora 687-6727

3-25 – Wild Game Safari Tours, Fri.-Sun., Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

3-25 - Genesee County Farmers' Market, Tue. & Fri. 8am-5pm, Batavia Downs Parking Lot 585-343-9491

4 – Barn Dance Fundraiser 8-11pm, live music by Paul Zittel & Pure Country, food, refreshments, open bar (beer, wine, pop), liquor cash bar, benefits Southtowns Community Enhancement Coalition & Farm Trail, American Legion, Eden 549-3915

4 – Oktoberfest 1-8pm, food, music, fun, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls 278-2100

4 - Muddy Viking, Run 4 Your Life, campfires, face painting & GaGa Pit games after the races, Chautauqua Lake Lutheran Center, Bemus Point 830-6703

4 – Wine Taster’s Special, ride the rails while wine tasting, professional wine talk, hors d’ oeuvres, 21 and over, reservations required, Arcade & Attica Railroad, Arcade 585-492-3100

4 – Firemen’s & Emergency Services Expo, Riverwalk, Wellsville 800-836-1869

4 – Flight 3407 Memorial 5K Race, Clarence 759-2315

4 – Metal Cuff Bracelet Workshop, Roycroft Campus, East Aurora 655-0261

4 - Wine Walk 5pm-8pm, wine tastings, discounts, refreshments, Downtown Batavia 585-344-0900

4 - Rt. 98 Museum Crawl, visit five historic museums along Rt. 98: Holland Land Office Museum, Elba Historical Society Museum, The DAR House, The Cobblestone Museum, and the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum, purchase passbooks at any of the participating museums or at two local businesses: Chap's Diner or Bindings Bookstore, 9 am - 5 pm with the exception of the DAR House which will be open from 12:30 pm - 5 pm, bring your passport to each museum, get a stamp at every museum to receive special prizes, once you have all five stamps, turn it into the last museum, they will give you a voucher that is good at one of the participating eateries, you will also receive a raffle ticket to be entered to win a basket full of a collection of items from all five museums, 14389 Ridge Rd., Albion 585-589-9013

4 – Horticulture I – Plant Propagation 11am-1pm, entertaining garden education, presented with a certificate upon completion, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 827-1584 x291

4 - Clifford’s First Autumn - Interactive Literacy Lesson 9:30am, we will be making shaving cream swirled leaves, sorting leaves by shape and color and exploring different uses for leaves in autumn, pre-register, suggested Ages 3-5, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

4 - DOO WOP LEGENDS: The Skyliners, Reflections & Shades of Blue, Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda 692-2413

4-5 – World Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Mutt –Alica Dog Sport & Just Horsing Around Show, for additional activities see Sept. 13 - Oct. 31 listing in this calendar, The Great Pumpkin Farm, Clarence 759-8483

4-5 - Harmony Historical Society Fall Festival, Demonstrations of weaving, log hewing, fireplace cooking, arts & crafts show, 1840's carriage barn & 1890 school tours, Harmony Historical Museum, Ashville 782-3074

4-5 – Autumn Fest 10am-5pm, harvest produce, craft and antique vendors, food, live music, Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, Sanborn 754-9500

4,11 - Saints and Sinners Cemetery Tours, a dozen souls portrayed by costumed actors on guided walking or horse-drawn carriage tours, not meant to be scary, reservations required, Lake View Cemetery Jamestown 664-6256

4,11,18 – Energy Awareness Month, promote importance of a clean energy economy, educational videos, hands-on activities, inform children, Niagara Power Project’s Power Vista, Lewiston 286-6661

4,18 - Saturday Artisan Market 10am-5pm, all locally handmade goods, over 30 artisans exhibit & sell, music, food trucks, Canalside, Buffalo 597-5759

4-25 - Farmers Market every Sat. 9am-1pm, Church St., Fredonia 680-2844

4-25 – Marble Orchard Ghost Walks 7pm Saturdays, theatrical guides take you through historical section of village and into the cemetery, local ghost stories, myths, tales of tragedy & crime, rain or shine, Lewiston Peace Garden 754-0166

4-25 – Clarence Farmers’ Market, every Sat. 8am-1pm, produce, specialty vendors, flowers, wine tasting & sales, kids’ activities, entertainment, Main St., Clarence 759-2315

4-25 - Masters of American Architecture, Saturday walking tour of downtown landmarks, meet at The Archer at 268 Main Street, Explore Buffalo Tours 245-3032

4-26 - The Pumpkin Fiesta Saturdays & Sundays, Becker Farms, Gasport 772-2211

4-31 – Fall Festival, every Sat. & Sun. 10am-dusk, corn maze, mining for gems, hay rides, cow train, amusement rides, magic shows, jugglers, cackling hen revue, food, pumpkins, contests, pumpkin sales & gift shop open daily, The Great Pumpkin Farm, Clarence 759-8483

4-11/1 – Wellsville Art Association Exhibit, David A. Howe Library, Wellsville 800-836-1869

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

4-11/26 – Farmer’s Market 7am-1pm Every Wed. & Sat., Aurora Village Shopping Center, East Aurora 655-1927

4-12/28 – 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

4,11, 11/1,8,15,22, 1/10,17,27,31 - Horticulture I & II Certificate Classes 11am-1pm, join David Clark, Horticulture Educator for an entertaining garden education for beginners or gardeners wishing to brush up on their skills, pre-register, Oct. 4 - Plant Propagation, Oct. 11 - Advanced Plant Propagation, Nov. 1 - Pest Management and Disease, Nov. 8 - Practical Principals of Pruning, Nov 15 - Shrubs and Trees *Includes a tree tour, Nov. 22 - Hydroponics, Jan. 10 - Annuals and Perennials, Jan. 17 - Garden Design, Jan. 27 - Water Gardening, Jan. 31 - Introduction to Landscape Design, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

5 – The Country Jamboree 7pm, just like spending an evening at The Grand Ole Opry, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

5 - Groovin' the 60's - The Symphony Pops Encore, Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda 692-2413

5,12 - 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

5,12,19,26 - Guided Walk Along Lake Erie: Berries, Birds and Wildflowers, 30 minute strenuous guided walk teaches about native trees, ground cover, maple sap gathering & birds, lesson ends with wild berry syrup tasting, Vinewood Acres/Sugar Shack, Westfield 269-9393

5-11/2 - Every Sunday Basic Tour 11am,1pm,2pm,3pm, In-Depth Tour 10:30am,2:30pm, pre-register, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Estate, Derby 947-9217

7 - Story Time 10-11am, Happy Halloween, The Buffalo History Museum 873-9644

8- Fenton History Center Brown Bag Lecture Series, Fenton History Center, Jamestown 664-6256

8 – Home School Day10am-12pm, learn about carving, scenery panel painting, bag lunches welcome, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, N. Tonawanda 693-1885

8-10 - Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K, world record for grape stomping, music, comedy with National Headliner, contests, Kids Run (2K), Lucy-Desi Museum & Center and throughout Jamestown 484-0800

8,15,22,29 - Adult Drawing Classes 8:45-10:45am, all skill levels, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 827-1584 x291

9 – Carrousel Chat: Treasures of the Archives 7pm, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, N. Tonawanda 693-1885

9 – Nature Photography Club 6:30-9pm, camera tips and tricks, photo critique, guest speakers, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

10-11 – The Hilarious Hillbilly Reunion, interactive dinner theater where you are a part of the family, Actors Anonymous Theatre, Buffalo 633-4355

10-11 – Quilt Show, St. Mathias Episcopal Church, East Aurora 652-0841

10-12 – Gino Vannelli, Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls 877-873-6322

10-11,18,24-25- Southern Tier Xpress Hockey, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena 484-2624

10-11,17-18,24-25 – Big Foot Expedition, guests staying at cottages can attend one day free, look for Bigfoots, bring own hiking materials, food, etc, afternoon to early evening expedition, pre-register, We Wan Chu Cottages, Chautauqua 789-3383

10-11,17-18,24-25,31 – Haunted Candlelight Tours 7-11pm, Van Horn Mansion, Newfane 778-7197

11 – Tim Horton’s 5K Run & Fun Walk, Eden 992-3408

11 – Head of the Niagara and Wright Regatta 9am, bring chairs and watch competition between rowing teams, West Side Rowing Club, Buffalo 881-9797

11 - Medicinal Garden Feature 10am-2pm, included with admission, Breast Cancer Awareness & Flu Prevention Month, educational displays about the possible role of botanicals in preventing the seasonal flu, and also the use of plants in treating and researching cancer, Western New York affiliate of Susan G. Komen will be on hand to answer questions and provide informational materials, Catholic Health WomenCare will be on hand to discuss self-examination and the importance of breast screening, from 10am-12pm Independent Nursing Care will provide blood pressure screening and flu shots, sponsored by: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and D’Youville School of Pharmacy, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

11 – Horticulture II – Advanced Plant Propagation 11am-1pm, entertaining garden education, presented with a certificate upon completion, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 827-1584 x291

11 – Tea Trip to Toronto, tea shop visits, lunch and possibly a winery, Purr-fect Tea, East Aurora 714-9634

11 - Head of the Niagara and Wright Regatta, 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, 9am and continue throughout the afternoon, West Side Rowing Club, 48 Porter Avenue, Buffalo 881-9797

11- Little Explorers- Children 3-8 & their favorite grownups enjoy a nature lesson, walk, craft & snack, Audubon Nature Center, Jamestown 569-2345

11 – Chili Cook-off, benefits Blue Star Mothers Organization, Cross Roads Market, Westfield 326-6278

11 - Metropolitan Opera, Verdi’s Macbeth 1pm, captured live in HD, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

11 - Fall Open House 10am-4pm, in-store specials, enjoy a cup of tea while you shop in this Adirondack Lodge atmosphere for nature-themed gifts, Rustic Creations, Cherry Creek 296-5827

11 – Oktoberfest, German food, beer & wine tasting, music, Trillium Lodge, Cherry Creek 296-8100

11 - Muses of the Forest: Music, make your own dulcimer (musical instrument) to join in on the fun. A box lunch will be provided for lunch by a roaring fire in the Historic American Chestnut Log Cabin, Pfeiffer Nature Center, Portville 933-0187

11 - Tony Reid Memorial Mileage Challenge Reception, in honor of the late Tony Reid to raise money for the most critical areas of cancer research, donations from businesses, organizations or individuals may be sent to Gowanda Harley-Davidson 532-4584

11- WNY Earth Science Day, talk to earth scientists & geologists, demonstration of their profession, drilling operations, rock coring, view sunspots, collect fossils, Girl & Boy Scouts can earn badge requirements, followed at 7pm with Astronomy Night, view night skies, telescopes available or bring your own, Penn Dixie Site, Hamburg 627-4560

11 – Astronomy Night 6:30pm, telescopes available or bring your own, dress for weather, Penn Dixie Site, Hamburg 627-4560

11 - How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? - Interactive Literacy Lesson 9:30am, children will use their imaginations to brainstorm what they would do if they had the world’s largest pumpkin and will enjoy activities including exploring a pumpkin, singing “The Five Little Pumpkins” song and making pumpkin paper plate artwork, pre-register, suggested Ages 3-5, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

11-12 - Fall Festival 2014, unique foods, arts, entertainment, chairlift rides, Holiday Valley and the Village of Ellicottville 699-2345 or 800-349-9099

11-12- Lucy Town 5K Run/Walk & Half Marathon, Bob Newhart performs at the Reg Lenna Civic Center on Sat., Downtown Jamestown 484-0800

11-12 - Orchid Show by: The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society & the Botanical Gardens, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-3pm (vendors close at 4pm)
spectacular and exotic orchids will be on display in full bloom for judging by the American Orchid Society, see all the winners, participate in workshops, purchase plants and supplies from vendors and have all your orchid questions answered with informal Q&A’s, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

11-12, 18-19- Fall Fest at Peek'n Peak, Craft Show, farmers market, pumpkin cannon, children's crafts & activities, Annual Season Ski Pass Sale, entertainment, ski lift rides, petting zoo, snow sports equipment swap, horse-drawn rides, pony rides & more, Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa, Clymer 355-4141

11-13 - Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, chicken and rib dinners, honey and apple vendors, cider, Rock City Park, Olean 866-404-ROCK

11-12, 18-19- Fall Fest at Peek'n Peak, Craft Show, farmers market, pumpkin cannon, children's crafts & activities, Annual Season Ski Pass Sale, entertainment, ski lift rides, petting zoo, snow sports equipment swap, horse-drawn rides, pony rides & more, Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa, Clymer 355-4141

11-13 – Pumpkin Olympics & Pumpkin Drop, for additional activities see Sept. 13 - Oct. 31 listing in this calendar, The Great Pumpkin Farm, Clarence 759-8483

11-11/23 - Botanical Drawings , Arcangel Gallery Exhibit - Included with admission, Shades of Gray - drawing is the most immediate form of self-expression, through the use of line and value, a sense of energy, depth, and texture can be created, The Botanical Gardens Drawing Class invites you to view their latest works, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

11,18,11/1,8,15,12/6,13,22 - Kids Art Classes, multi-medium classes are for kids ages 5-15, a piece of art will be completed at each class taught by Joan Saba, supplies are provided, pre-register, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584 ext. 291

12 – Mausoleum Tours and More 8pm, guided tour of mausoleums and gravesites, costumed actors, light refreshments, reservation required, Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown 664-6256

12 - Buffalo Niagara Reptile Expo , 2 LIVE exotic animal shows by Buffalo Animal Adventures, meet R2D2, be mesmerized by "It's Magic Of Course", face painting, over 70+ vendor tables featuring reptiles and reptile theme accessories and merchandise (including some cute and fuzzy animals too), supplies, art, jewelry, gift, family friendly event, Knights of Columbus 2735 Union Rd., Cheektowaga 861-9385

13 - Kids Day 10am-2pm, kids under 13 are free in celebration of Columbus Day, stop by the Wegmans Family Garden and stations throughout the Gardens to participate in fun activities and meet some of the amazing plants that live here, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 716-827-1584 ext. 291

13 - Fall Fair Fun 12-4pm, midway games, crafts, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, N. Tonawanda 693-1885

13 - Fall Foliage Train Ride 12pm, Arcade & Attica Railroad, Arcade 585-492-3100

13,20, 10/4,11, 11/1,8,15,22, 1/10,17,27,31 - Horticulture I & II Certificate Classes 11am-1pm, join David Clark, Horticulture Educator for an entertaining garden education for beginners or gardeners wishing to brush up on their skills, pre-register, Sept. 13 - Botany 101, Sep. 20 - Soil Science * Bring your soil for testing, Oct. 4 - Plant Propagation, Oct. 11 - Advanced Plant Propagation, Nov. 1 - Pest Management and Disease, Nov. 8 - Practical Principals of Pruning, Nov 15 - Shrubs and Trees *Includes a tree tour, Nov. 22 - Hydroponics, Jan. 10 - Annuals and Perennials, Jan. 17 - Garden Design, Jan. 27 - Water Gardening, Jan. 31 - Introduction to Landscape Design, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

14 – Tea Saloon 7-10pm, dinner (restaurant TBA), tea tasting and pairing, Purr-fect Tea, East Aurora 714-9634

16 - Awesome “Mossome” Terrariums, Make-It, Take-It Workshop 6:15pm, create a miniature moss garden - an easy to care for mini ecosystem, wWe’ll provide glassware, moss and other supplies as well as tips to care for these tiny plants, pre-register, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584 ext. 291

17 – Halloween Spooktacular 5:30-8pm, games, crafts, treats, comedy magic show 6-7pm, non scary event, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, N. Tonawanda 693-1885

17 – Jimmy Maz, singer/entertainer, wide variety of songs, impersonations, never the same show twice, The Cabaret Studio B, Albion 585-354-2320

17 – Little Musical Journeys, Roycroft Campus, East Aurora 655-0261

17 – Canal Street String Band 7:30pm, banjo, fiddle, string bass, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

17-18 – Haunted Hayride, Rose Brook Golf Course, Silver Creek 934-2825

17-18 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theatre & Dance, Marvel Theatre, SUNY Fredonia 673-3501

17-18- Harvest Moon Cemetery Tours, Horse drawn trolley tours through historic cemetery where stories of local history, heroes & villains "come alive," Barker Commons Gazebo, Fredonia 888-414-4818

17-19 – Hallowine, come in costume or as yourself, collect clues, submit guesses to win prizes, Niagara Wine Trail, Niagara & Orleans Counties 772-2211

17-19,24-26 – Haunted Hayrides, Becker Farms, Gasport 772-2211

18 – Autumnfest, outdoor vendors, crafts, Chinese Auction, Faith Lutheran Church, Newfane 778-8488

18 – Albion Shopping Tour 10am-5pm, chance to enter raffle, grand prize- shopping spree, Village of Albion 585-589-7048

18 – First Fridays 5:30pm-9pm, presenting Nicki Martillota-McFarland, Poetry, Marti’s On Main, North side of the Erie Canal, Albion 585-589-6715

18 - Go Away, Big Green Monster - Interactive Literacy Lesson 9:30am, children will learn to face their fears with the adorable story, make spooky Halloween masks with a story that will help children cope with their fears and realize that with a little courage, they can overcome any fear, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

18 – Sweetest Day Dinner Cruise on the Niagara River, romantic sunset dinner cruise, overnight package available, boarding 5:30pm, sailing 6pm-9pm, Grand Lady Cruises, Buffalo 873-4630

18 - Pumpkin Run 5K & Family Fun Walk, Halloween-themed 5K race and family fun walk, attracts more than 400 participants each year - many in costume, USATF-certified course begins in the Tops/National Fuel Parking lot at Main and Spindrift in Williamsville, a post-race party follows across the street at Gateway-Longview, party features a costume contest with prizes, massage therapists, crafts for the kids - and of course, food, drink and music, great course for any runner - and a fun event for any family, all proceeds benefit the children and families of Gateway-Longview, 6350 Main St., Williamsville 783-3219

18 - Indian Foods Dinner, experience Pre-Colonial Iroquois Dining on Seneca Nation Territory, Native crafters will be sold in main lobby, reserve tickets by 10/16, Seneca Allegany Administration Building, Salamanca 945-2047, 945-1529 or 945-4331

18 - Metropolitan Opera, Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro 1pm, captured live in HD, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

18- Remembering a Civil War Hero: The Life & Times of William Cushing, Historian Jim Boltz discusses the life of William Cushing, best known for sinking the Confederate ironclad CSS Albemarle during a daring nighttime raid in October 1864, The Fredonia Grange, Fredonia 326-2977

18-19 – Trebuchet (Pumpkin Catapult) Contest, for additional activities see Sept. 13 - Oct. 31 listing in this calendar, The Great Pumpkin Farm, Clarence 759-8483

18-19 –Fall Festival, Swain 800-836-1869

18-19 – Allegany Artisans Open Studio Tour, Throughout Allegany County 585-808-0385

18,24,25 - Investigative Ghost Hunts, Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse 366-5050

18,25 – Beginner Woodcarving Classes, 9am-12pm, ages 18 and up, no experience, work on different projects, pre-register, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, N. Tonawanda 693-1885

18,25 – The Haunted Fortress, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown 745-7611

18-11/9 - Mums Exhibit 10am-5pm, included with Garden Admission
Celebrating over 100 years at the Gardens, enjoy all the colors of the fall season with many different varieties of mums, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

19 –RidgeWalk Run & Bike, Wellsville 800-836-1869

19 – Little Journeys Roycroft Lecture, Roycroft Campus, East Aurora 655-0261

20,22 - Learn to Use Your Camera 6-8pm, two-part session workshop, ages 16 years to adult, introductory workshop for those who are entering into the DSLR field, or who got a DSLR as a gift and want to know more on how to use it, improve your skills as a photographer and explore various accessories of DSLR photography, develop and practice the understandings of the photography with techniques and concepts that involve lighting, framing, editing, and more, pre-register, Sun Spin Media, Amherst 775-7776

23 – Science Café: Illuminate: Science and Art through ‘Burchfield Botanicals’, pre-register, refreshments, mini-tour of the gardens, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 827-1584 x291

20, 27, 11/3,17 - Adult Watercolor Classes 8:45-10:45am, novice and veteran artists welcome, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 827-1584 x291 or x292

21 - Christian Central Academy's Admissions Open house 7pm, we are intentional about teaching our K-12th grade students that God is love, we are created in His image, God has a purpose for our lives, and there is absolute truth, small classes, 100% college acceptance, competitive sports programs, and senior mission trip to the Dominican Republic, Christian Central Academy, Williamsville 634-4821

21 - Succulent Tree 6:15pm, create a living succulent tree arrangement in this new take on a popular workshop, decorations and ornaments can be added to the arrangement for a creative and whimsical centerpiece throughout the holiday season, pre-register, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584 ext. 291

23 - Science Café: Illuminate: Science and Art through ‘Burchfield Botanicals’ 6:30-8pm, pre-registration is required, join Tullis Johnson, Curator and Manager of Archives at the Burchfield Penney Art Center for a delightful presentation intersecting science and art through the works of Charles E. Burchfield, includes light refreshments, beer and wine and a mini-tour of the Gardens, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 716-827-1584 ext. 291

23 - Viva Las Vegas with Latshaw Pops Orchestra, Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda 692-2413

24 – Falling for Nature Dinner & Auction 5pm-10pm, dinner, auction of interesting items, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

24 – Pete Best, Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls 877-873-6322

24-25 - The Hilarious Hillbilly Reunion, interactive dinner theater where you are a part of the family, traditional southern-style dinner served during the show, pre-register, Actors Anonymous Theatre at the Marienthal Country Inn, North Collins 337-0160 or 633-4355

24-25 – Halloween Trick or Treat in the historic village, snacks, refreshments, Fri. 5pm-7:30pm, Sat. 4pm-7:30pm, reservations required, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Museum, Amherst 689-1440

24-26 – Halloween Havoc Hockey Tournament, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena 484-2624

24-31- Horror at the Hollywood 2014, discover for yourself, if Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater is really Haunted, Fri., Sat. Wed. 6-9pm, Sun. 3-6pm, Historic Hollywood Theater, Gowanda 532-6103

25 – Halloween Happenings, kids who dress as their favorite sea creature receive FREE admission, celebrate a spooky time in a safe and fun environment, Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Falls 285-3575

25 – David Spade, Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls 877-873-6322

25 – Spooktacular 10am-4pm, spooky games, haunted house, horse drawn ride, movies, children’s costume contest, Halloween treats, NYS Power Authority’s Power Vista, Lewiston 286-6661

25 – Penn Dixie Exhibit at Rochester Gem & Mineral Show, Main Street Armory 627-4560

25 - Autumn Fairy Garden, Make-It, Take-It Workshop for Kids 9am, ages 4-12 can make their own container miniature garden for fairies or gnomes, using found and natural materials kids will create acorn dishes, leaf fences, seed mailboxes and more, add on pre-made twig furniture for additional cost, space is limited, pre-register, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584 ext. 291

25 - The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything - Interactive Literacy Lesson 9:30am, engaging book requires little learners to use their senses to fully experience the story, children will love moving and making silly sounds, making their very own scarecrow and singing songs to accompany the story, pre-register, suggested Ages 3-5, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

25 – Celebrate Halloween with the Witch, Cross Roads Market, Westfield 326-6278

25 – Basket Making Workshop 10am-3pm, make a basket suitable for use in home or as a gift, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

25-26 – Halloween Haunted House 12 & 3pm, ride the train, come in costume, food available, Arcade & Attica Railroad, Arcade 585-492-3100

25-26 - WILMA (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) Expo, highlighting items that are handmade or manufactured in Cattaraugus County by local artisans and manufacturers, kids activities, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley 938-2311

26 – The WNY Chamber Orchestra: Music About Music 4pm, King Concert Hall, SUNY Fredonia 673-3501

26 - Gala at the Gardens 6pm-8pm, cocktails, silent and basket auctions
8pm dinner presentation, live auction, an evening of gratitude and friendship surrounded by the beauty of the Gardens, call for sponsorship and ticket information, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 716-827-1584 ext. 203

27 - Native American Story Telling 7-8:30pm, Leon Historical Church and Museum 296-5709

27, 10/4,11,18 - Niagara Wine Trail Winery Trains sponsored by the Medina Railroad Museum, featuring 8 Niagara wine trail wineries, free wine samples, farm-to-table cuisine, farm market, live entertainment, First Class features table seating, live music, and one-on-one time
with winery representatives, Trains depart 1pm, reservations a must, Medina Railroad Museum 530 West Avenue , Medina (585) 798-6106

29 - All Hallows Eve 6pm-8pm, crafts, museum tours, artifact scavenger hunts, live organ music, face painting, Buffalo History Center 873-9644

30 - Science Café: Investigate 7-10:30pm, join the “Eastern Paranormal Society” for a live paranormal investigation of the gardens along with a Question and Answer Session that includes a reveal of the paranormal evidence they discovered at their previous visit here, pre-registration is required as space is limited to 65 people for this unique experience, includes light refreshments and assorted beverages, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584 ext. 291

30 – Rolling Hills Radio #37: Elden Kelly & Dee Adams 6:30pm, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown 484-0707

30-11/2 - Batavia Players present Dracula – The Musical, Harvester 56 Theater, Batavia, 866-967-8167

31 – Halloween Haunted Hay Ride (weather permitting), call for reservations, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

31 – Costume Party, Trillium Lodge, Cherry Creek 296-8100

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4 - Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs - Interactive Literacy Lesson 9:30am, can you help Minerva Louise find the eggs hidden all over Stutelage?, children will dye their own eggs to take home as a treat pre-register, suggested Ages 3-5, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848


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