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Pond Skimming at Holiday Valley

Pond Skimming at Holiday Valley

What would Spring at Holiday Valley be without the Pond Skimming Spring Party on March 26! Pond Skimming competition registration starts at 11:00 and the skimming starts at 1:00. Also enjoy the music, cookout and a Margarita bar!

Prizes will be awarded to all pondskimmers. The top prizes will be awarded for best outfit, best skimmer, best crash and best child (age 16 and under).

All the action takes place at Yodeler...bring your friends, your lawn chair, sunglasses and swimmies...and be there!

Learn About Bird Behavior at Audubon’s First Friday

Learn About Bird Behavior at Audubon’s First Friday

Jamestown, NY – At the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s First Friday Lunch Bunch at 11 a.m. on April 1, Ann Beebe will share interesting facts about bird behavior. 

“Birds Do That? Why?” will be her theme, while she uses photos by Dave Cooney and Norman Karp as a backdrop to her presentation, 

Beebe will explore questions like: 

Why do new-born Horned and Pied-billed Grebes eat hundreds of their parents’ feathers? 

Do Rusty and Red-winged Blackbirds huddle together in roosts just because of warmth? (Maybe not!) 

Why do some Red-winged Blackbird females mate with a male who has other mates? Is it worth the risk that there will not be as much help in feeding the chicks? 

A long-time Audubon member and bird enthusiast, Beebe has served on Audubon’s Operating Committee as chair of Gardens. 

Following the 11 a.m.

Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing

Columnist Rick Ohler on the 25-Hour Hockey-thon in East Aurora

One of the benefits of age is wisdom, they say. The age part seems to have taken care of itself over the last 61 years, so I was hoping that the wisdom part might show up someday, too. Close, it appears, but no cigar yet.

This week's story began two weeks ago when local ice sports impresario John Cimperman accosted me at a local libation station on lower Main Street next to the health food store. "We need you to sign up for the 25-hour hockey game," he said. "It's gonna be great. We start at nine on Friday night and play until 10 on Saturday night. It'll be a record-length game. We'll raise some money for the rink, have a few laughs. Two hours on, two hours off. Piece of cake.

Women's History Month Luncheon

Women's History Month Luncheon

An annual event to honor local women and organizations.
Pre-registration is required. Check back for details.

Amherst Museum ·3755 Tonawanda Creek Road ·Amherst, NY 14228 Phone: 716-689-1440 ·Fax: 716-689-1409

Spring Equinox Night Walk

Spring Equinox Night Walk

Monday, March 21
7:00 PM
Take a night walk along the trails as we observe constellations and planets more visible in the spring. We may also see beavers swimming in Lily Pond and hear the spring peepers. Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

WNY Equifest

WNY Equifest

Horse lovers of all ages, all disciplines come and enjoy presentations including...

Mother’s Day Dinner and Concert to Benefit Pet Connection

Mother’s Day Dinner and Concert to Benefit Pet Connection

A Mother’s Day pork chop dinner and concert featuring musical entertainment by The Easy Street Big Band will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Marilla Fire Hall, located at Two Rod Road and West Avenue. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla.

Tickets are just $15 per person and include a complete pork chop dinner, dessert and an open bar featuring Genesee and Seagram’s products.