Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

"Place and Story" Reading + Discussion Group: Grizzly Years

This is the first installment of a reading + discussion group presented by the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County. We will be discussing the book Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness by Doug Peacock. To register for this event and obtain your copy of the book, please email contactusccac@gmail.com as soon as possible!

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant

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Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

"Place and Story" Reading + Discussion Group: The Ninemile Wolves

This is the second installment of a reading + discussion group presented by the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County. We will be discussing the book The Ninemile Wolves by Rick Bass. To register for this event and obtain your copy of the book, please email contactusccac@gmail.com as soon as possible!

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

"Place and Story" Reading + Discussion Group: Red-Tails in Love

  • Marjorie Dieter Mastin Historical Society (map)
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This is the third installment of a reading + discussion group presented by the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County. We will be discussing the book Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park by Marie Winn. To register for this event and obtain your copy of the book, please email contactusccac@gmail.com as soon as possible!

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

"Place and Story" Reading + Discussion Group: Angle of Repose

This is the fourth installment of a reading + discussion group presented by the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County. We will be discussing the book Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. To register for this event and obtain your copy of the book, please email contactusccac@gmail.com as soon as possible!

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

"Place and Story" Reading + Discussion Group: An Unreasonable Woman

This is the fifth and final installment of a reading + discussion group presented by the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County. We will be discussing the book An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas by Diane Wilson. To register for this event and obtain your copy of the book, please email contactusccac@gmail.com as soon as possible!

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Drop-In Papermaking Workshop

Join us at this drop-in workshop to learn the process of making paper by hand. We will use recycled scrap paper and a variety of plant fibers to make the pulp, including cattails, cotton, and milkweed. If you have any flowers, leaves, or small paper items that you would like to embed in your sheets, please feel free to bring them with you! All other materials will be provided. Each participant will be able to pick up their paper the next day (or at their earliest convenience) once they are dry. This is the first workshop at the Red Hook Community Center’s Makerspace!

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Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Rochester Small Press Book Fair

"The Rochester Small Press Book Fair (formerly The Pub Fair) brings together book artists, photographers, independent publishers, authors, and DIYers to exhibit their work in a unique market showcasing the gamut of what publishing can be. Artist’s books, photobookworks, magazines, zines, chapbooks, and digital publishing will be available to peruse and purchase. Poetry readings, coffee, and le Petite Poutine throughout the day."

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Drop-In Eco-Printing Workshop

  • Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This drop-in workshop will explore a variety of simple techniques for making prints and drawings with plants. Using inks and the pigments within the plants themselves, each visitor can create a unique piece of artwork to take home with them.

Part of Erie County Earth Science Day at Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Preserve - free admission!

Presented with support of The Cass Project @ 500 Seneca

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Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

Exploring & Mapping Urban Ecology - Days Park

This workshop is a participatory endeavor to get to know the fragmented green space in our city. Using direct observation, drawing, writing, discussion, and the collective knowledge of the group, we explore the hidden wonders of urban ecology and  build on our own understandings of how the non-human environment survives and adapts in a landscape dominated by humans.

Meet at the end of the park near the corner of Allen & Wadsworth streets.

Weather permitting!

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Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Papermaking with Knotweed - Part 2

Learn how to turn an invasive species into beautiful paper! In this workshop we will use prepared knotweed pulp to make sheets of paper by hand. This is a wet process, so be aware of that!

You do not need to have attended the first workshop to participate in this one.

Free event during Michigan-Riley Farm's Saturday morning farmstand. Presented in partnership with Grassroots Gardens WNY.

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Jul
29
4:00 PM16:00

Exploring & Mapping Urban Ecology - La Salle Park

This workshop is a participatory endeavor to get to know the fragmented green space in our city. Using direct observation, drawing, writing, discussion, and the collective knowledge of the group, we explore the hidden wonders of urban ecology and  build on our own understandings of how the non-human environment survives and adapts in a landscape dominated by humans.

Meet by the green directory sign across in the middle of the park, across from the Barkyard dog park.

Weather permitting

Presented as part of the 2018 Buffalo Infringement Festival.

 

 

 

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Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Papermaking with Knotweed - Part 1

Learn how to turn an invasive species into beautiful paper! In this workshop we will go through part one of the papermaking process - harvesting the plants and stripping the fiber from inside. We will also identify other plants around the farm whose fibers can be used to make paper and string.

Free event during Michigan-Riley Farm's Saturday morning farmstand. Presented in partnership with Grassroots Gardens WNY.

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