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All area codes 716 unless otherwise noted

1-18 – Holiday Tours for field trips, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, N. Tonawanda 693-1885

1-21 – Jerry’s Girls, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, O’Connell & Company, The Park School, Snyder 848-0800

1-24 – Pre-order Your Christmas Tree, when you pick it up receive a teaser tour of one of the most haunted places in North America, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

1-1/1 – Christmasville, windows decorated with animated scenes (many from Buffalo’s AM&A’s windows), holiday events throughout the festival, Village of Lancaster 583-4078

1-1/3 - Niagara Power Project Festival of Trees, a winter wonderland with a dazzling display of reusable trees, adorned with energy efficient holiday lights and decorated by local non-profit groups, The Niagara Power Vista, Lewiston 1-866-NYPA-FUN

1-1/4 - Bird Portraits, Exhibit of Steve Cagan, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown 665-2473

1-1/4 – Poinsettia Exhibit & Garden Railway with two train exhibits, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

1-1/5 - Festival of Lights 5-9pm, 75 lighted displays , gift shop, cafeteria, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Lewiston 754-7489

1-1/11 – Alexandria P. Spaulding: The One That I’ve Kept Closest, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University 286-8200

1-1/19 – Tis the Season Holiday Exhibit, the mansion is decorated for the holidays, Fenton History Center, Jamestown 664-6256

4-25 - Open Mic Every Thursday 8-11pm with special guests, The Topper Restaurant & Night Club, Niagara Falls 524-2677

4-25 - Thursday Night Happy Hour 5-9pm, drink & appetizer specials, live music 7-9pm, Roycroft Inn, East Aurora 652-5552

5-26 - Live Music during and after dinner 7-9pm, Karaoke 9pm-12am every Friday, The Topper Restaurant & Night Club, Niagara Falls 524-2677

5-26 - Friday Night Jazz 7:30pm with various artists each week, Roycroft Inn, East Aurora 652-5552

6,13,20 - Santa and Mrs. Claus extend their visit, seasonal music by local musicians, Cross Roads Market, Westfield 326-6278

6-7,13-14,20 - Polar Express Train Rides, Santa visits each car, elves lead Christmas Carols, hot cocoa & cookies, Medina Railroad Museum 585-798-6106

6-7,13-14,20-21 – North Pole Express 12 & 2:30pm, train ride brings the classic story, Polar Express, back to life, wear your pjs, Santa Claus & his elves at Santa’s Workshop, sing carols, bring letter for Santa, pre-register, Arcade & Attica Railroad, Arcade 585-492-3100

6,13,20,27 – The Holiday by Candlelight 5:45 & 7:15pm, costumed guides lead small groups through the mansion telling about the Fenton’s’, Victorian times of Jamestown and the mansion, Fenton History Center, Jamestown 664-6256

6-27 - Saturday Matinee, live music 1-3pm during Sat. lunch, evenings include special events, bands, dances, The Topper Restaurant & Night Club, Niagara Falls 524-2677

6,13,22 – Kids Art Classes, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584 x291

6-5/31 – Huge Weekly Flea Market every Sat. & Sun. 8am-5pm, antiques, collectibles, farmer’s market, snack bar, indoor & outdoor spaces available, East Aurora Auction & Expo Center, Route 20A (1 mile east of Rt. 400), East Aurora/Wales 800-536-1401

9-2/10 – Community, photography exhibit, Genesee Center for the Arts, Batavia 585-345-6814

12,20 - 5 Hr ICU Ghost Hunt + Tour (Public - 18+ with ID) 8pm - 1am, the most haunted asylum the country, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

12,13,19,20,26,27,28 – Winter Lights at Audubon 5:30-8:30pm, ½-mile trail lit with interactive lights that you can control, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

12,2/8,3/8 – Bluegrass Jam Session 2pm, the 2nd Sunday of every month, Bennington Lanes 585-591-2314

13-14,20-21 - Drop & Shop for ages 4 - 14, children’s holiday themed fun, crafts, stories, music, activities, treats, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

14,1/12,2/8,3/8 – Bluegrass Jam Session 2pm, the 2nd Sunday of every month, Bennington Lanes 585-591-2314

15-17, - 8Hr Midweek-Quarantined Ghost Hunt + Tour (Private experience for you & your own group of friends) 8pm - 4am at Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany, NY the most haunted asylum the country, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

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

18 – Rolling Hills Radio, Bumpy Peterson & Kathryn Koch 6:30pm, Reg Lenna Civic Center, Jamestown 484-7070

18 – Chamber Express Night, ride with Santa on horse drawn wagon 6-8pm, Wellsville 800-836-1869

18 - 3 Hr Psych Hold Ghost Hunt + Tour (Public - 18+ with ID) 8pm - 11pm, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

18 - Explore Buffalo Holiday Party 7-10pm, Mid-Day Club at the top of the Liberty Building, Buffalo 245-3032

18-20 - Once On a Snowy Night, Batavia Players, Harvester Theatre, Batavia 866-967-8167

18-27 - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, adapted to the stage from the 1964 science fiction film that took on new found fame in the 1990s after being featured on an episode of the popular Mystery Science Theatre 3000,
Plot: The children of Mars are glued to their families' TV sets, watching reports about Santa Claus and dreaming of their own Christmas. The Martian parents are concerned about their children missing out and send emissaries to bring Santa back to Mars. After arriving on Earth, the Martians are discovered by two children who escort them to Santa's workshop. Santa travels to Mars to bring joy and gifts to the Martians but must find a way back to earth before Christmas, have your picture taken with Santa after the show, Shows Thur-Fri 7pm, Sat 3 & 7pm, Sun 2pm, not wheelchair accessible, 22 Main Street, 3rd floor, Walk-Up-Only, HThe Grange Theatre, Hamburg 903-9288

19,26 - DJ Skates 7-9pm, ice skate to your favorite music, admission includes skate rentals, Jamestown Savings Bank Area 484-2624

19 - Teen Ghost Hunt + Tour (Public - 14-17+ with high school ID and accompanied by a parent) 7pm – Midnight, the most haunted asylum the country, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

19-20 – A Polish Tavern Christmas, traditional Wiglia dinner, visit historic church, caroling with our orchestra, Forgotten Buffalo Tours 833-5211

19-21 – The Night Before Christmas, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

20 – Holiday Music with Third Of A Heard 11am-2pm, Gowanda Harley-Davidson 532-4584

20 - Santa and Mrs. Claus extend their visit, seasonal music by local musicians, Cross Roads Market, Westfield 326-6278

20 - Polar Express Train Rides, Santa visits each car, elves lead Christmas Carols, hot cocoa & cookies, Medina Railroad Museum 585-798-6106

20 - Free Equipment Demo Day, Holiday Valley Mountain Resort, Ellicottville 699-2345

20 - Tree Tales Walk 9am, learn the language of bark, buds, twigs and scars on trees, Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora 549-1042

20 – Carolcade 7pm, caroling, hot chocolate, donuts, Historic Main St., East Aurora 652-8444

20 - Santa on the Carrousel: 11am lunch, crafts, games, seasonal song performance 1pm, pre-register, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, N. Tonawanda 693-1885

20 – Last Day to Shop Until May 2, 2015, thousands of items for everyone on your Christmas list, Cross Roads Market, Westfield 326-6278

20 - Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 7pm, Tbest loved songs of Christmas with the splendor of the ceremony, community readers from WNY congregations offer Scripture readings of the Christmas story, featured music includes the 2014 Festival Choir, Buffalo's Greycliffe String Quartet, the Pergaudeo Brass, along with pipe organ, fife and drum, Ecumenical, family-friendly, no cost- free will offering goes to charity, Pipe Organ Prelude at 6:30PM, short 30 minute drive from NYS 90 Exit 49, St. Mary's RC Church, Medina 585-798-0112

20 - Family Day with Santa, visit The Julia Boyer Reinstein Center, dressed in holiday style, at 1 Gingerbread Lane (aka One Museum Court, across the lot from the Museum), stop across the way after or before your holiday shopping in our charming gift shop to visit Santa while he's making his list of holiday wishes, while visiting Santa between 12-3 pm take a well-deserved cookies and cocoa break, The Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo 873-9644 X0

20 - Lunch With Santa presented by Girl Scout Troop #33018!, 12-3pm family fun, dine on a delicious buffet-style meal sponsored by Purple Foxx Catering & Event Planning, take memorable photos with Santa, create your own gingerbread man, get your face painted, call 716-570-6197(Bonni Bonni Jackson) or 716-812-2179 (Danielle Jackson) to PURCHASE TICKETS!, Our Savior Lutheran Church 26 Brunswick Boulevard, Buffalo 885-1108

20 – The Night Before Christmas, interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

20-21 – ‘Tis the Season, Santa, snacks, crafts, family photos, Dec. 21 for Members Only, Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Falls 285-3575

20-21 – Polar Express Train Rides, Arcade & Attica Railroad, Arcade 585-492-6100

21 – The Nutcracker 1pm, live via satellite from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

21 - A Christmas Carol for Two with Actors Anonymous Theatre Co. 7pm, comedy dinner show, reservations a must, Marienthal Country Inn, North Collins 337-0160

21 - Winter Solstice Open House 1-3pm, visit The Julia Boyer Reinstein Center and learn its history (1920) while enjoying the Santa’s village set-up to dazzle kids of all ages, if there's snow, build a snow sculpture on the surrounding grounds and stop in for warm cocoa and cookies,The Buffalo History Museum 873-9466 X0

21-31 – Ghost Hunt, Ghost Hunts, investigate the most haunted asylum the country, we offer Public or Private Ghost Hunts, Historical/Paranormal Tours, Teen Hunts and more, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

22 – Fresh Holly Arrangement, Make It and Take It Workshop, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584 x291

24 - Breakfast with Santa, Sprague's Maple Farms, 1 mile North of Portville 933-6637

26 - Make Your Own Ice Cream 11am-3pm, Mama Earth's Kitchen Band 12:30-1:30pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

26-31 - Farm to Fork Family Activity Week to celebrate our new milking cow, help us name the cow, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

26-1/2/15- Holiday Week at the Wineries, Excluding New Years Day, Got cabin fever? A wine tour provides a perfect outing for guests and relatives, Lake Erie Wine Country, North East, PA to Silver Creek, NY 877-326-6561

27 – Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and/or Nature Walk 10am, pre-register, Penn Dixie Site, Hamburg 627-4560

27 - Celebrating Cheese 11am-3pm, Exercise Like the Farm Animals 11am-2pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

27 – There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell, interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

27-28 – The Littlest Snow Monster, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

28 – Dollar Day, $1 Admission, kids under 3 free 10am-5pm, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

28 – Long Point Cross Country Ski 12-2pm, pre-register, Long Point State Park 549-1050

28 - Vegetable Printing 12-3pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

29 - Explore the Farm 11am-3pm, The Wondermakers 1pm (45-minute show with three, multi-cultural, interactive folk tales), Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

30 – Christmas with the Critters 10am-12pm, live animal presentation, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

30 - Preserving Foods 11am-3pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

31 - Dairy Day 11am-3pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

31 – New Year’s Eve Grande Buffet 3-10pm, also serving 3-8pm on New Year’s Day, reservations highly suggested, Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, Blasdell 825-3675

31 – New Year’s Eve Celebration & Torchlight Parade, Snowcat Parade at 11:15pm, torchlight parade 11:30pm, fireworks 11:45pm, Cindy’s Lift, Holiday Valley Mountain Resort, Ellicottville 699-2345

31 – First Night Leroy 6-9:30pm, family entertainment, refreshments, fireworks 9pm, Village of Leroy 585-768-8130

31 – New Year’s Eve Buffet & Party, live music, buffet, champagne toast, lodging available, Byrncliff Resort, Varysburg 585-535-7300

31 – Last Night Perry/Sport Night Perry, alcohol-free family celebration, over 30 performers, athletic activities, Perry Middle School 585-237-5375

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JANUARY

All area codes 716 unless otherwise noted

1-29 - Open Mic Every Thursday 8-11pm with special guests, The Topper Restaurant & Night Club, Niagara Falls 524-2677

1-31 – Ghost Hunts, investigate the most haunted asylum the country, we offer Public or Private Ghost Hunts, Historical/Paranormal Tours, Teen Hunts and more, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

2 – First Friday Lunch Bunch, nature-related talk followed by BYO bag lunch and conversation, coffee & tea provided, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

2 - Play Late ‘til 8, museum open until 8pm, pizza, veggies and a drink available 5:30-7pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

2,9,16 - DJ Skates 7-9pm, ice skate to your favorite music, admission includes skate rentals, Jamestown Savings Bank Area 484-2624

2-27 - Live Music during and after dinner 7-9pm, Karaoke 9pm-12am every Friday, The Topper Restaurant & Night Club, Niagara Falls 524-2677

3 - Frosty Hike 9am, Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora 549-1042

3 – The Night Before New Year’s, interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

3 – Rod Stewart Tribute: Doug Varty’s “Havin’ A Party” 7:30pm, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

3-31 - Saturday Matinee, live music 1-3pm during Sat. lunch, evenings include special events, bands, dances, The Topper Restaurant & Night Club, Niagara Falls 524-2677

3-5/31 – Huge Weekly Flea Market every Sat. & Sun. 8am-5pm, antiques, collectibles, farmer’s market, snack bar, indoor & outdoor spaces available, East Aurora Auction & Expo Center, Route 20A(1 mile east of Rt. 400), East Aurora/Wales 800-536-1401

4,23 - Southern Tier Express Hockey vs. Cleveland, Jamestown Savings Bank Area 484-2624

7,14,21,28 - Explore Even More 10:30am-12:30pm, themed crafts and activities, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131
8 – Party for the President, annual fundraiser dinner and evening of political satire in honor of Millard Fillmore’s birthday, presented by the Aurora Historical Society, Roycroft Inn, East Aurora 652-4735

9 – Skylight 7:30pm, captured live from London’s National Theatre, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

9 - Au-Some Evening 5:30pm–8pm, free evening of play for families with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, reservations required: Call Peg at (716) 332-4170, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

9-10 – Winter Blues Festival, live acts throughout the Village of Ellicottville 800-349-9099

9-10 – Abbamania 7:30pm, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

9-2/1 – Family Furniture, Premiere by A.R. Gurney, Kavinoky Theatre, Buffalo 829-7668

10 - Little Explorers: Dressed in White, ages 3-8 and a grown-up learn about winter camouflaged animals, nature lesson, walk, craft, snack, pre-register, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

10 – La Bayadére 1pm, captured live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

10 - Boy Scout Photography Merit Badge Workshop 9am-3pm, bring a digital camera, media card (SD Card, etc.), cord for picture transfer and your manual, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, N. Java 585-457-3228

10 - Horticulture Certificate Class, Annuals & Perennials, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

10 – The Jacket I Wear In the Snow, interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

10 – Live Music at the Trailside, West of the Mark 9pm-1am, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

10 – Twelfth Night Ball, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown 745-7611

10,24 - Let’s Get Physical, time in the gym 11am-2pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

11 – Polar Bear Swim for Charity 12-5pm, swimmers raise pledges for charity (call for pledge sheet) and promptly jump in Lake Erie 1pm, non-swimming events include music with Rock ‘n Roll to the Rescue and The Bone Shakers, chili cook-off, fantasy black jack, raffles, HUGE Chinese Auction, food, cash bar, Firehouse on the Lake, Firemen’s Club, Silver Creek 934-3775

16 – Satisfaction 8pm, Rolling Stones tribute, Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda 692-2413

16-17 - Southern Tier Express Hockey vs. Toledo, Jamestown Savings Bank Area 484-2624

16-18 – What Happens in Vegas: Tributes to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Bobby Darin, dinner theater, benefits Lancaster Opera House, Ripa’s Lancaster 683-1776

17 - Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and/or Nature Walk 10am, pre-register, Penn Dixie Site, Hamburg 627-4560

17 - Follow the Tracks Walk 9am, look for signs of the creatures that live here, Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora 549-1042

17 – The Merry Widow 1pm, live via satellite from NYC’s Metropolitan Opera, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

17 – Doors Open Jamestown 10am-4pm, participating museums & attractions invite you to free admission, local retail shops and restaurants offering discounts, spend the day discovering Jamestown 664-6256 or 569-2345

17 - Horticulture Certificate Class, Garden Design, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

17 – Artists of Color Art Show, Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, Niagara Falls 282-7530

17 - The Premier, a black tie event, all proceeds will go to support the Golisano Center for Community Health, cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dinner & program with entertainment by Nik and the Nice Guys, performance by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, to purchase tickets (by credit card) please contact Cheryl Wienckowski by phone, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Niagara Falls 278-4570

17 - Live Music at the Trailside, Savage Cabbage 9pm-1am, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

17-18 – Olean Area Sports & Outdoor Show 10am-4pm, Greater Olean Chamber of Commerce presents over 60 vendors, latest in hunting, fishing, shop for ATVs & snowmobiles, outfitters for hunting and fishing, Good Times of Olean 372-4433

17-2/15 – Amaryllis Show, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

17-3/15 – Michael Haderer Photography Exhibit, Arcangel Gallery, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

19 – Dollar Day, $1 admission for everyone, 2 & under free, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

19 - Martin Luther King Day activities in the workshop room 11am-3pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

22-2/22 – Songs For A New World, musical revue, O’Connell & Company, The Park School, Snyder 848-0800

23 - DJ Skates 5-7pm, ice skate to your favorite music, admission includes skate rentals, Jamestown Savings Bank Area 484-2624

23-25 - The Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls 264-1873

23-31 – Nunset Boulevard, musical comedy, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

23-31 – Short Play Festival, Niagara University Theatre 286-8483

23-25,30-31,2/1,6-8 – The Last of the Red-Hot Lovers, Woodbox Theater, Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, Niagara Falls 282-7530

23-2/15 – A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Road Less Traveled Theatre, Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, Buffalo 629-3069

24 – Harley Day Valley, Gowanda Harley-Davidson visits Holiday Valley Mountain Resort, Ellicottville 532-4584

24 – Antiques Workshop and Road Show with Victor & Pat Boshane, Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, Niagara Falls 282-7530

24 – Bear Snores On, interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

24 - Live Music at the Trailside, Double Cross 9pm-1am, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

24-3/1 – Orchid Show, beautiful and colorful orchids in bloom throughout the Gardens, artistic window displays to demonstrate how easy it is to grow orchids in your home, informal Q&As with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society and an additional Award Winning Orchid Display on the final weekend (February 28-March 1), Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

25 - Open House at St. John the Baptist School (Kenmore) 1-3pm, educating in the Catholic tradition since 1931, programs include Pre-Kindergarten 3-year-olds, Pre-Kindergarten 4-year-olds (full-time), Kindergarten (full-time) and Grades 1 to 8, on-site, after-school child care option, 1085 Englewood Avenue, Kenmore 877-6401

25 – Aquila Theatre in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights 3pm, Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure, Olean 375-2494

27 - Horticulture Certificate Class, Water Gardening, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

27 – Lumagination Launch Party 6-9pm, sneak preview of amazing light displays throughout the gardens, entertainment, snacks, cash beer & wine bar, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

28-31,2/4-7,11-14 & 18-21 – Lumagination, all new amazing light displays, creative designs and interactive features throughout, 6-9pm Wed. & Thurs, 6-10pm, Fri. & Sat., Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

29 - Rolling Hills Radio, Kent Knappenberger & Guests 6:30pm, Reg Lenna Civic Center, Jamestown 484-7070

30 – John 7:30pm, live from London’s National Theatre, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

30 – Ithacapella 7:30pm, Genesee Center for the Arts, Batavia 585-345-6814

31 – Horticulture Certificate Class, Intro to Landscape Design, pre-register, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

31 – Got To Sleep Groundhog, interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

31- WinterFest, right off the trail, you can ride-in or drive-in, events, vendor/dealer displays, prizes, live music & more, Bemus Point Golf Club, Bemus Point 581-5253

31 – Les Contes D’Hoffman, live via satellite from NYC’s Metropolitan Opera, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

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FEBRUARY

All area codes 716 unless otherwise noted

1 - Snow-Buster Automotive Swap Meet, 250+ Vendor spaces, largest indoor automotive swap meet in Western NY, proceeds support the Niagara Frontier Region, Model A Restorers Club Scholarship fund, Event Center on the Fairgrounds, Hamburg 625-9396

1-15 – Amaryllis Show, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

1-3/1 - Orchid Show, beautiful and colorful orchids in bloom throughout the Gardens, artistic window displays to demonstrate how easy it is to grow orchids in your home, informal Q&As with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society and an additional Award Winning Orchid Display on the final weekend (February 28-March 1), Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

2-28 – Ghost Hunts, investigate the most haunted asylum the country, we offer Public and Private Ghost Hunts, Historical and Paranormal Tours, Teen Hunts and more, Winter Specials - Public Hunts - 3 Hours - just $30pp, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

4-7,11-14 & 18-21 – Lumagination, all new amazing light displays, creative designs and interactive features throughout, 6-9pm Wed. & Thurs, 6-10pm, Fri. & Sat., Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

4,11,18,25 - Explore Even More 10:30am-12:30pm, themed crafts and activities, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

5 - Southern Tier Express Hockey vs. Cleveland, Jamestown Savings Bank Area 484-2624

5-26 - Open Mic Every Thursday 8-11pm with special guests, The Topper Restaurant & Night Club, Niagara Falls 524-2677

6 - First Friday Lunch Bunch, nature-related talk – Emerald Ash Borer, followed by BYO bag lunch and conversation, coffee & tea provided, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

6 - DJ Skates 7-9pm, ice skate to your favorite music, admission includes skate rentals, Jamestown Savings Bank Area 484-2624

6 - Play Late ‘til 8, museum open until 8pm, pizza, veggies and a drink available 5:30-7pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131
6-15 – The Hound of the Baskervilles, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

6-27 - Live Music during and after dinner 7-9pm, Karaoke 9pm-12am every Friday, The Topper Restaurant & Night Club, Niagara Falls 524-2677

7 - Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and/or Nature Walk 10am, pre-register, Penn Dixie Site, Hamburg 627-4560

7 - Hibernation Ways Walk 9am, Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora 549-1042

7 - Wine About Winter, tasting event, Medina 585-798-2421

7 – Snow Shoe Patrol, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown 745-7611

7 – Snowflake Festival 10am-4pm, indoor/outdoor family activities, local products, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

7 - Southern Tier Express Hockey vs. Pittsburgh, Jamestown Savings Bank Area 484-2624

7 – Swan Lake, live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

7,14,21,28 – Storytelling Saturdays, the area’s most exciting story tellers with two shows each Sat., Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Falls 285-3575

8 – The Western NY Chamber Orchestra: Miraculous Miniatures II, King Concert Hall, SUNY Fredonia 673-3501

7-28 - Saturday Matinee, live music 1-3pm during Sat. lunch, evenings include special events, bands, dances, The Topper Restaurant & Night Club, Niagara Falls 524-2677

7-5/31 – Huge Weekly Flea Market every Sat. & Sun. 8am-5pm, antiques, collectibles, farmer’s market, snack bar, indoor & outdoor spaces available, East Aurora Auction & Expo Center, Route 20A (1 mile east of Rt. 400), East Aurora/Wales 800-536-1401

12 – Penguin Romance: Love on the Rocks, Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Falls 285-3575

12-15 – Arsenic & Old Lace, Washington Street Theatre, Olean 373-SHOW

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

13 - Au-Some Evening 5:30pm–8pm, free evening of play for families with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, reservations required: Call Peg at (716) 332-4170, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

13 – Sonic Escape Trio of Flute, Cello & Violin 7:30pm, Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure, Olean 375-2494

13 – Valentine’s Dinner Specials at the Lodge 5-9pm, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

13-15 - President's Day Weekend Winter Festival, events & activities for all ages, contests, vendors, fireworks, flare parade, bonfire, horse-drawn wagon rides, Lakeside Park, Mayville 753-3113

14 - Boy Scout Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Workshop 10am-3pm, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, N. Java 585-457-3228

14 - Little Explorers: Love is in the Air, ages 3-8 and a grown-up get a nature lesson, walk, craft, snack, pre-register, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

14 – Iolanta & Bluebeard’s Castle 12:30pm, live via satellite from NYC’s Metropolitan Opera, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

14 – Pete The Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool, interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

14 - Let’s Get Physical, time in the gym 11am-2pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

14 – Buffalo Valentines Vampires Masquerade Ball, bring canned food donation, prizes, live music, belly dancers, magic, refreshments, overnight packages available, Millennium Hotel, Buffalo 240-5134

14-15 – Winter Train & Toy Show, over 350 tables, toy trains, collectibles, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm, Hamburg Fairgrounds 821-9360

15 – The Art of Making Maple Syrup with trip to Uncle Rick’s Sugar House, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

16 – Snow Camp 9am-3pm, winter play for kids in grades K-7, pre-register, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

16 - Presidents’ Day Activities 11am-3pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

17-20 - Family Fun Days with Activities Celebrating Lunar New Year 11am-3pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

19 – Kids Day at the Gardens 10am-2pm, kids 13 & under free, activities, stations throughout, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

19-22 – Eurydice, Niagara University Theatre 286-8483

20 – Johnny Cash: From Memphis to Folsom 7:30pm, interactive tribute show, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

20 - DJ Skates 5-7pm, ice skate to your favorite music, admission includes skate rentals, Jamestown Savings Bank Area 484-2624

20 – The Kaleidoscope Family Series: The Vocal Illusions of Lynn Trefzger 7pm, Marvel Theatre, SUNY Fredonia 673-3501

20-21 - Southern Tier Express Hockey vs. Metro, Jamestown Savings Bank Area 484-2624

21- Birding in the Cold Walk 9am, Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora 549-1042

21 - Penguin Paddle, Holiday Valley Mountain Resort, Ellicottville 699-2345

21 – Ducks & Dinner 11am-1pm, visit Dunkirk Harbor see amazing number of birds, last year 35 bald eagles were spotted on the ice, Dunkirk Pier 569-2345

21 – Fleetwood Mix 7:30pm, Fleetwood Mac tribute, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

21 – Dragon Dancing, Chinese New Year interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

21 - Live Music at the Trailside, The Strangers 9pm-1am, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

21-22 – Genesis Tribute, Sat. Selling England by the Pound 8pm, Sun. Foxtrot Album 7pm, Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda 692-2413

24 – The Soul of Flamenco by Flamenco Vivo 7:30pm, dance performance, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown 484-7070

26 – Rolling Hills Radio – Susan Rozler & Maria Harris 6:30pm, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown 484-7070

26-28,3/1,13-15 - Of Mice and Men, drama by Steinbeck, Springville Center For the Arts, Springville 592-9037

27 - DJ Skates 7-9pm, ice skate to your favorite music, admission includes skate rentals, Jamestown Savings Bank Area 484-2624

27 – Treasure Island 7:30pm, live from London’s National Theatre, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

27 – The Art of Beer, beer tasting fund raiser, Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, Niagara Falls 282-7530

27-3/1 – Love Song, Niagara University Theatre 286-8483

27-28,3/1,5-7 – Balm in Gilead, Dept. of Theatre & Dance, Bartlett Theatre, SUNY Fredonia 673-3501

27-3/8 – California Suite, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

28 - Let’s Get Physical, time in the gym 11am-2pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

28 – Toy Train Show & Sale 10am-3pm, Edgerton Community Center, Rochester 390-8216

28 – Swim Polar Bear Swim, interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

28 - Boarding for Breast Cancer, Holiday Valley Mountain Resort, Ellicottville 699-2345

28-3/1 – Orchid Show, vendors, some of the most spectacular and exotic orchids will be on display in full bloom, participate in workshops, purchase plants and supplies from vendors and have all your orchid questions answered with informal Q&A’s, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo 827-1584

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1 – Polar Bear Swim for Sight 10am-4pm, swimmers brave the icy water of Lake Ontario and raise pledges for charity, Olcott Beach 778-8351

1,5-7 – Balm in Gilead, Dept. of Theatre & Dance, Bartlett Theatre, SUNY Fredonia 673-3501

1-8 – California Suite, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

1,13-15 - Of Mice and Men, drama by Steinbeck, Springville Center For the Arts, Springville 592-9037

1-19 - Ghost Hunts, investigate the most haunted asylum the country, we offer Public and Private Ghost Hunts, Historical and Paranormal Tours, Teen Hunts and more, Winter Specials - Public Hunts - 3 Hours - just $30pp, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

1-5/31 – Huge Weekly Flea Market every Sat. & Sun. 8am-5pm, antiques, collectibles, farmer’s market, snack bar, indoor & outdoor spaces available, East Aurora Auction & Expo Center Route 20A (1 mile east of Rt. 400), East Aurora/Wales 800-536-1401

5 – SEAsonings 6-9pm, the original Taste of Niagara with local food and wine tasting throughout the exhibits, Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Falls 285-3575

5-12,19-26 – March Along the Portage, workshop & lectures, Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, Niagara Falls 282-7530

5-26 - Open Mic Every Thursday 8-11pm with special guests, The Topper Restaurant & Night Club, Niagara Falls 524-2677

4,11,18,25 - Explore Even More 10:30am-12:30pm, themed crafts and activities, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

6 - First Friday Lunch Bunch, nature-related talk followed by BYO bag lunch and conversation, coffee & tea provided, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

6 - Play Late ‘til 8, museum open until 8pm, pizza, veggies and a drink available 5:30-7pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

6 – Symphoria 7:30pm, Regina A. Quick Center, St. Bonaventure, Olean 375-2494

6-7 – ZOSO Led Zeppelin Tribute 8pm, Fri. Albums 1-4, Sat. Albums 4-7, Riviera Theatre, N. Tonawanda 692-2413

6-8,13-15,20-22 – The Boys Next Door, Woodbox Theater, Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, Niagara Falls 282-7530

6-27 - Live Music during and after dinner 7-9pm, Karaoke 9pm-12am every Friday, The Topper Restaurant & Night Club, Niagara Falls 524-2677

6-29 – Arrivals & Departures, comedy, Kavinoky Theatre, Buffalo 829-7668

7 - Silent Hike 9am, quiet walk through the woods and other habitats in the park, Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora 585-457-3228

7 – Boy Scout Bird Study Merit Badge Workshop 9am-3pm, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, N. Java 585-457-3228

7 – There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover, interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

7 - Live Music at the Trailside, Boys of Summer 9pm-1am, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

7 – Swain Winter Carnival 800-836-1869

7-28 - Saturday Matinee, live music 1-3pm during Sat. lunch, evenings include special events, bands, dances, The Topper Restaurant & Night Club, Niagara Falls 524-2677

7-29 – Maple Season Activities every weekend in March 10am-4pm, Sprague’s Maple Farm, 1 mile North of Portville 933-6637

8 – Ireland’s Caladh Nua 7pm, traditional Irish music with contemporary styling, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown 484-7070

8 – Savor the Flavor, Allegany County 800-836-1869

10 – The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle, 6:30pm free pizza party, 7pm show, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

13 – King Creole: Elvis, The Early Years 7:30pm, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

13 - Au-Some Evening 5:30pm–8pm, free evening of play for families with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, reservations required: Call Peg at (716) 332-4170, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

13-15 – O’Malley’s Irish Pub, dinner theater, Irish melodies, Broadway numbers and pop songs, audience participation, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

13-4/5 – After America: Wasteland 2015, Sci-Fi Fantasy Thriller, Road Less Traveled Theatre, Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, Buffalo 629-3069

14 - Volunteer Training for Penn Dixie Fossil Collecting Site 12pm, pre-register, Penn Dixie Site, Hamburg 627-4560

14 - Little Explorers: Tracks and Signs, ages 3-8 and a grown-up learn about tracking animals, nature lesson, walk, craft, snack, pre-register, Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jamestown 569-2345

14 – La Donna del Lago 1pm, live via satellite from NYC’s Metropolitan Opera, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

14 – Clever Tom and the Leprechaun, interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

14 – British Invasion/American Revolution, musical history tribute of British Bands from the 60s, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776

14 - Let’s Get Physical, time in the gym 11am-2pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

14 – Lew Port Art Exhibit, Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, Niagara Falls 282-7530

14 - Live Music at the Trailside, Barnstorm 8pm-12am, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

14-15 - Winter Carnival, Holiday Valley Mountain Resort, Ellicottville 699-2345

14-15 – Maple Harvest Festival, see maple syrup made the Native American way, pancake breakfast, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, N. Java 585-457-3228

20 - First Day of Spring Special: 5 Hours – just $40pp, investigate the most haunted asylum the country, we offer Public and Private Ghost Hunts, Historical and Paranormal Tours, Teen Hunts and more, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

20-29 – The Boys Next Door, Lancaster Opera House 683-1776Q

21 – Bear Wants More, interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

21 – Galactic, New Orleans funk 7pm, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown 484-7070

21- Winter Trees Walk 9am, Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora 585-457-3228

21 - Live Music at the Trailside, Double Cross 9pm-1am, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

21-22 – Penguin Days, see penguin feedings, mascots, prizes, Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Falls 285-3575

21-22 - Maple Harvest Festival at Beaver Meadow 9am-3pm, all you can eat homemade pancakes, see Maple Sugar made the Native American Way, taste Jack Wax, visit our sugar shanty, nature walks, backyard sugaring demo, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, N. Java 585-457-3228

21-22,28-29 – Maple Weekend Celebration 10am-4pm, sample maple products, wagon rides (11am-4pm weather permitting), tours, demos, maple covered donuts, hot dogs cooked in sap, all-u-can-eat pancakes at the Gowanda Fire Dept. 8am-1pm, Maple Glen Sugar House, Gowanda 532-5483

21-22,28-29 - Maple Weekends, demos how the Indians made maple syrup, sugar on snow, maple cotton candy, wagon rides to the sugarhouse, activities for the kids, old fashioned maple sugarin' , enjoy a down-home country meal and browse our gift shop with our 100% pure maple products or country gift items, Sprague's Maple Farms, 1 mile North of Portville 933-6637

21-22,28-29 – Maple Weekends, participating sugar houses open to the public with tours, samples, demos, activities, throughout WNY, Erie County 532-5483, 592-2299, Chautauqua County 326-3351, Cattaraugus County 933-6637, Orleans County 585-798-0751 or 585-735-3009, Genesee County 585-547-3557, 585-599-3590 or 585-547-3596, Wyoming County 585-591-1190, Allegany County 800-835-1869

21-22,28-29 – All You Can Eat Pancakes with Boxler’s Maple Syrup 10am-4pm, reservations suggested, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

21-31 – Ghost Hunts, investigate the most haunted asylum the country, we offer Public and Private Ghost Hunts, Historical and Paranormal Tours, Teen Hunts and more, Spring Specials - Public Hunts - 5 Hours - just $40pp, Rolling Hills Asylum, E. Bethany 585-502-4066

26 – Rolling Hills Radio: Susan O’Rourke & Zig Zeitler 6:30pm, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Jamestown 484-7070

26 - Speaker Series: Topic: History of Vidler’s 5&10 with speaker Don Vidler 7pm, Aurora Senior Center, East Aurora 652-4735

27 – The Art of Beer, beer tasting fund raiser, Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, Niagara Falls 282-7530

28 – Romeo and Juliet 1pm, live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 679-1891

28 – Fenton Slice of History Pizza Challenge, pizza vendors vie for the title of Jamestown’s favorite pizza, Lillian V. Ney Renaissance Center, Jamestown 664-6256

28 – The Runaway Bunny, interactive literary lesson for ages 3-5, crafts, activities, pre-register, Stutelage Innovations, East Amherst 362-7848

14 - Let’s Get Physical, time in the gym 11am-2pm, Explore & More Children’s Museum, East Aurora 655-5131

26-31 – Cyrana, Niagara University Theatre 286-8483

28 - Live Music at the Trailside, Savage Cabbage 9pm-1am, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg 585-535-4100

28-29 – Maple Weekend Celebration 10am-4pm, sample maple products, wagon rides (11am-4pm weather permitting), tours, demos, maple covered donuts, hot dogs cooked in sap, all-u-can-eat pancakes at the Gowanda Fire Dept. 8am-1pm, Maple Glen Sugar House, Gowanda 532-5483

28-29 – Peter Cottontail Express Train Ride 12pm, Arcade & Attica Railroad, Arcade 585-492-6100

28-29 - Maple Weekends, demos how the Indians made maple syrup, sugar on snow, maple cotton candy, wagon rides to the sugarhouse, activities for the kids, old fashioned maple sugarin' , enjoy a down-home country meal and browse our gift shop with our 100% pure maple products or country gift items, Sprague's Maple Farms, 1 mile North of Portville 933-6637

29 – The Western NY Chamber Orchestra: Don Giovanni 4pm, 1,5-7 – Balm in Gilead, Dept. of Theatre & Dance, Bartlett Theatre, SUNY Fredonia 673-3501


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APRIL

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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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