Briefly

Pilgrimage To Be Held At Park

The Audubon Community Nature Center announces that reservations are being taken for the 61st annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage to be held at Allegany State Park May 31, June 1 and 2. It is a weekend of walks, talks and specials programs for all nature enthusiasts lead by experienced naturalists. Mornings begin with bird banding and early morning bird walks followed by a full schedule of natural history walks and activities during the day. Friday evening tent program will feature zoologist Jarod Miller TV host of Animal Explorations and on Saturday he will be showing live animals from his WNY Sanctuary. Saturday evening Hazel Stark and Joe Horn from the Maine Outdoor School will take us on a photographic tour through the seasons of Maine. The days end with owl prowls, night walks and campfires with singing. For more information on the event, call 450-9020 or go to AlleganyNaturePilgrimage.com to register.

Library To Host Star Wars Crafts

On Saturday, May 4, from 1-3 p.m. the Prendergast Library’s Makerspace will be featuring Star Wars themed crafts and activities, including mini lightsabers, paper bag puppets and themed building challenges. To ensure supplies last, please register for this event at the Children’s Desk or call 484-7135 ext. 234. All ages welcome. The Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St.

Area Church To Hold Devotions

PANAMA — Our Lady of the Snows Church in Panama will host special Divine Mercy devotions, including the Divine Mercy Chaplet and blessing of their new Divine Mercy painting, starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday. A light reception will follow in the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

Town Office To Close Today

The town of Ellicott Clerk’s Office will be closing beginning at noon today. The town Clerk’s Office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Jean And Friends To Perform Friday

On Friday, the Infinity Jazz Concert Series at 300 E. Third St., Jamestown, will feature Barbara Jean and Friends at 7 p.m. in the Infinity Cafe. The concert is supported by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation with a free will offering held at intermission. Local vocal legend, Barbara Jean, will sing a variety of songs from the Great American Songbook. The band will feature Dalt Berringer on piano and Lloyd Howard on bass. Host and saxophonist, John Cross, will join the band for the performance. The concert is free and open to the public. Audience members can enter under the guitar on the corner of 3rd Street and Prendergast Street.

Open Mics To Begin In June

LAKEWOOD — Poetry group, Rhema Poetry, will be starting up its open mics again this year on Saturday, June 15. Rhema Poetry a free event and open to the public and was created with the intent to bring creative freedom to the community by uniting poetry, short stories, live music and arts of the like, together for an impactful experience. The event will be at 3 p.m. at Ryders Cup Coffee Shop, located at 28 Chautauqua Ave., in the village of Lakewood.

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