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Upcoming Events

Regarding Upcoming 2020 Events:

Due to the current circumstances regarding COVID-19, the following events have been cancelled or postponed.  Please check back soon for updates as the situation progresses.

Humanities New York Reading and Discussion Program at RTPI
Friday, March 20, 6:30-7:30pm – CANCELLED
During this session, participants will discuss “Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants” by Robert Sullivan. A limited number of loaner books for the following month’s session will be distributed at the end of the discussion. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://rtpi.org/rtpi-to-host-illuminating-the-dark-side-of-nature-book-club/

RTPI Ornithological Club Meeting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, March 25, 7:00-9:00pm – CANCELLED                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Martin Dibble, a student at Houghton College and JCC, is an avid birder and set a goal for himself to see 600 different bird species in 2019. He has recently traveled to Kenya, Kazakhstan, and the Netherlands, in search of birds, but he also seeks them out in the green spaces of Chautauqua County. He will share experiences in his travels and encounters with rare birds. This program is free and open to the public.

The Perils of Plastic with Dr. Sherri Mason
Friday, March 27 – CANCELLED

12:00 pm – Presentation at JCC’s Scharmann Theatre
4:00 pm – Reception at RTPI
5:00 pm – Program and Discussion at RTPI

Dr. Sherri A. Mason (aka “Sam”) earned her bachelor’s degree at the  University of Texas at Austin. She completed her doctorate in chemistry at the University of Montana as a NASA Earth System Science scholar. Her research group is among the first to study the prevalence and impact of plastic pollution within freshwater ecosystems. Dr. Mason was selected as an EPA Environmental Champion in 2016, awarded the Excellence in Environmental Research by the Earth Month Network in 2017, and earned the Heinz Award in Public Policy in 2018. She is the sustainability coordinator at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Both events are free and open to the public.

GROW Jamestown Home and Garden Fair at Northwest Arena, Jamestown
Saturday, March 28, 10:00am-4:00pm – CANCELLED
Put this event on your calendar as a one stop shop to get your home and gardens ready for the spring season. Features of this year’s GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show include landscape designers, craft vendors, home improvement experts, kid’s craft activities, local nonprofit organizations, DIY demonstrations, prizes, food and retail vendors, and gardening workshops. RTPI staff will be there for community outreach and to offer several workshops.

Smithsonian Museum Day
Saturday, April 4, 10:00am-4:00pm – CANCELLED
Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Tickets will be available to download starting February 27 at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2020/.

BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Presented by RTPI at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Jamestown
Tuesday, April 7, 7:00-10:00pm – POSTPONED (Possible Fall 2020 date TBD)

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world! Hot on the heels of the Festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road.  With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.  Traveling to stunning landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2019/2020 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

For tickets and information contact Reg Lenna Center for the Arts at 716-484-7070 or visit www.reglenna.com.

Artist’s Reception – Stefan Savides: Birds in Bronze
Friday, May 1, 6:00-8:00pm – POSTPONED
Join us in hosting sculptor Stefan Savides at RTPI for a reception featuring drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a gallery talk with the artist.  Savides’ exhibition is featured at RTPI from April 3 – July 5, 2020.  This program is free and open to the public.

For more information about Stefan Savides and his work, please visit www.stefansavides.com.