Spring is a beautiful time in Chautauqua County that inspires the human spirit. The season’s sense of renewal and growth has also inspired the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau to promote a wide range of learning opportunities throughout the area. “Chautauqua in Bloom” is promoted as a collection of learning experiences taking place from May 24 to June 20. The list is very impressive and can be seen here. We would like to highlight a few, all taking place on June 14, to show you how varied the learning opportunities are.
Brewer for a Day at Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Join Dustin (Head Brewer) and Joe (Director of Research and Development) in a hands-on brewing experience from grain to glass. This will be a full brew day from raw materials to finished wort, followed by sensory analysis in the tasting room.
Musky Fishing Class
Course participants will learn from musky fishing guide Mike Sperry about how and when to catch your musky. The course is offered free of charge during National Marina Day (Lake Day Celebration) at the Chautauqua Marina.
Walking Tour of Lakeview Avenue, Jamestown
A walking tour of one of Jamestown's most exclusive neighborhoods from the late 1800's. What was life like during the heyday of the "most beautiful street in Jamestown?" Learn about the upper class families that lived on the street, the changes over the years & what makes it the stately streets-scape it is today.
Tour starts at the Lake View Cemetery Office, Corner of Lakeview Ave. & Buffalo St. Two hour walk, up and down hills. Recommended for ages 10 & up.
Nature Journaling at Panama Rocks
Students of any level will spend the afternoon drawing and painting in the natural beauty of Panama Rocks. Drawing & painting techniques will be taught, along with capturing natural objects & scenes using different drawing styles with different drawing materials. The second half of class will be learning how to add color to nature drawings with watercolor.
Drawing materials provided. Students need to bring an art sketchbook (4 x 6" to 8 x 10"), a watercolor set & watercolor brushes.
Vineyard Hike & Tastings
Vineyard Hike & Tastings with Three Experts - Join the owners and winemaker of Johnson Estate Winery and nature educator, Mark Baldwin, from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, for a sensory feast at New York State’s oldest estate winery. Stroll through vineyards, sample delicious food and wine pairings at three “picnic” stops, and discover firsthand how the estate’s terroir influences what you see, smell, and taste.
The tour includes an optional longer hike to the pond or a shorter walking tour of the farmhouse herb garden. Participants should wear suitable shoes for walking outdoors on uneven terrain.
This is just a small sample of what "Chautauqua in Bloom" has to offer. To learn more about the events above and all of the other events happening be sure to go to the Visitors Bureau's Web site.
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