Jamestown is Up Close and Active

With nice weather arriving, the running season has begun. Last weekend was the Salvation Army’s annual Anew Run and this Saturday is the Strides for My Mind 5K Wellness Run/Walk to raise awareness about mental wellness. Learn more about the event here. On the following Saturday, May 10th, is the Cummins Run for Literacy. You can get more information at the Prendergast Library’s Web site.
In addition to these races, there’s the Chautauqua Striders Runner of the Year Series that spans March through November. The races earlier in the season are great training for the Lucy Town Half Marathon and 5K, which will take place Columbus Day weekend. Be sure to visit Lucyrace.com to get more information on that race and visit the Chautauqua Striders’ Web site for a list of races that are part of the Runner of the Year Series.

Another athletic event on the calendar is The Resource Center’s Street Jam on June 7 and 8th in downtown Jamestown. The entry deadline is May 23rd. Be sure to head over to JamestownStreetJam.net to register your team.
Wits and Giggles is back this Friday with headliner Bill Boronkay from Cleveland. Hosted by Rob Will, the show will also feature Cleveland comedian Dan Brown and local comedians Eric Basile and Beefy Laughs. Tickets are $10 presale or $12 at the door. Students who show a valid ID can get a ticket for $5.
Get more information here.
This weekend brings the beginning of another roller derby season for Chautauqua County Roller Derby’s Babes of Wrath. The season kicks off Saturday night with a home bout against the Assault City Roller Girls from Syracuse, NY. Tickets are $10 at the door and kids 12 and under are free. The bout starts at 7:30 at the Allen Park Ice Rink on Elizabeth Avenue in Jamestown.
Going from roller skating to ice skating, Jamestown Skating Club will host Excellence on Ice at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena this Saturday with shows at 3:00 and 7:00 pm. Tickets start at $10 per person. You can purchase tickets through the Arena’s new Web site or in person at the box office.
Under the direction of conductor Bryan Eckenrode, all three Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony orchestras – Prelude Strings for beginning string students, Young Artists Orchestra for intermediate musicians, and the Youth Symphony, CRYS’s premier performance group of musicians ages 13 through college — will present their Spring Gala Concert this Sunday at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students with the performance beginning at 4 pm. You can purchase your tickets here.

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