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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Chautauqua In Bloom
Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau E-NEWS Chautauqua in Bloom 2014
Celebrate Chautauqua in Bloom, a pre-season, spring learning festival with dozens of workshops ranging from brewing, beer pairing, and growing hops to historic walking tours and lessons in photography. Register for a learning experience while enjoying the local bounty, great outdoors, and heritage of Chautauqua County: the World's Learning Center. For more information, please visit Chautauqua in Bloom.
Take a class in Improv, Stand-up comedy, how to draw Lucy, or even playing the Conga with the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy and Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center in Jamestown. The two Jamestown attractions team up for workshops in the arts that are offered during Chautauqua in Bloom and again during the Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy, August 6-10.
Back by popular demand. Learn what it takes to grow hops during the hops production workshop at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Research Laboratory in Portland. Commercial hops growers from Pennsylvania and New York as well as extension staff will share their knowledge and experience in an eight hour workshop that takes place indoors with an outside hop yard tour in the afternoon. Participants will learn about hops production from pre plant to harvesting, processing, and marketing a crop. Register by June 13th.
Vineyard Walks, Wine, and Food Pairings
With the largest grape growing region in the U.S. outside of California, wine themed workshops are a natural fit for Chautauqua in Bloom. Take a walk through the vineyards and learn about how the soil affects taste at Johnson Estate Winery. Dine in the vineyards with winemakers dinners. Taste a vertical flight of Noiret at Liberty Vineyards Library Tasting. 21 Brix Winery teams up with EBC West in Fredonia for a beer and wine pairing dinner, while Cabana Sam's Sunset Bay Grill and Merritt Estate Winery offer wine pairing dinners with a sunset view of Lake Erie.
Historic Walking Tours
Jamestown, Saturdays, 1 - 3 pm
Join the Fenton History Center for guided walks around town and learn about Jamestown's history. Walking Tours of Jamestown begin Saturday, May 31st and are held each Saturday through September. Each week is one of four tours which are rotated throughout the season and include Jamestown's Lake View Avenue, the Old Northside (current downtown area), Jamestown's Hidden Alleys, and Jamestown's Early Industry. Tours begin at 1 pm, last about 2 hours, and cost $10.
Paddling Chautauqua's Waterways
Weekly kayaking tours with Evergreen Outfitters
Join Evergreen Outfitters for one of their weekly guided kayaking tours. Tuesday evening paddles take place before and during sunset on Lake Erie while Wednesday evening paddles take place on the Chautauqua Lake Outlet. Once a month, there's even a Full Moon Paddle on Chautauqua Lake. Participants are welcome to bring their own kayak or rent equipment through Evergreen Outfitters.