Calling all Story Seekers! The Bradford Area Public Library invites families with children ages birth to 5 to participate in our Story Seekers program, every Monday and Friday at 11:00 am. We offer a variety of literacy activities that include reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing! A new story is offered each week with play experiences that encourage active learning and inspire the imagination. Children have opportunities to create their own stories using art materials, building blocks, dramatic play, and music and movement.
The coming of Easter means the end of Lent. Polish tradition celebrates the day after Easter as well, called “Dyngus Day”. Dyngus Day celebration is held by the Pulaski Club of Olean, located at 1104 N. Union St. Starting with a dinner that includes Polish dishes of Kielbasa, pierogi, Pulaski potatoes and all sorts of desserts, the celebration is about returning to your roots, renewing old friendship, making new friends, socializing, merriment and cutting loose a little after the strict observance of Lent. All are welcome and invited to this celebration.
Celebrating in Olean for the past 16 years, it has grown in popularity, you can see folks dressing in red, enjoying Polish food and beer and observing traditions including pouring water, or showing affection by chasing each other with pussy willows, one of the first signs of Spring.
And remember, “Everybody’s Polish on Dyngus Day”.
For more information on this event please visit http://poloniatrail.com/location/pulaski-club-olean/
FREE MOVIES! As a thank you to the community for all your support over the last 50 years, the Bradford Landmark Society will host a FREE movie night on Wednesday night, 7PM on April 24, at the Main Street Movie House.
Filmed in the 1930s, these are amazing movies of Bradford “back in the day.” One is called “The Story of Bradford”;, another is “Bradford in Reel Life” and the last one is a short film of a festival on Main Street. These were filmed to promote the city during one of Bradford’s boom time in the 1930s.
And there will be raffles! And a 50/50 drawing at the end of the night. And admission is free!
Come on down. See what Bradford looked like 80 years ago. And maybe win a prize. See you there!
March 7 — Coyote Moon Duo
March 14 — Tyler Calkins & Al Hancock
March 21 — Brianna Blankenship & Brad Vincent
March 28 — Two Guys Drinking Beer
April 4 — Ronan & Copeland
April 11 — The Chillbillys
April 25 — Lisa & John
May 2 — Darkwater Duo
May 9 — Two Guys Drinking Beer
May 16 — Fluidity
May 23 — Coyote Moon Duo
May 30 — Tyler Calkins & Dave Verbocy
Olean Community Theatre presents “The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less”. The Gods walk the Red Carpet. The Creation of Mankind is a botched subcontractors job. Man and Pandora try settling down despite an ominous wedding gift. Love stories are a dating show and the Greek Tragedies are sports highlights! And don’t forget the two greatest stories ever told, The Iliad and The Odyssey.
Kidnap Helen of Troy and you’ve got a 10 year slap-fight of epic proportions with pouty Achilles, war-hungry Agamemnon and clever Odysseus, destined to wander the seas for 10 more years fighting giants, seductresses and the Gods themselves. All the silly decisions, the absurd destinies, and the goofy characters are presented lightning-bolt fast with hysterical results as the clock is stopped with only seconds to spare.
Performances wil be held at the JCC Cutco Theater in Olean. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth under 18.
Performance dates and times:
Thursday, April 25: 7:30pm
Friday, April 26: 7:30pm
Saturday, April 27: 7:30pm
Sunday, April 28: 2:00pm
For more information on this event please visit http://www.oleancommunitytheatre.com/