Art And Opportunities At Audubon’s Falling For Nature Dinner & Auction

The Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary will host its fourth annual Falling for Nature dinner and auction to support its environmental education programs on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Conewango Club, 201 Market St., Warren.

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the viewing of live auction items and bidding on ones in the silent auction.

The “field to fork” dinner will feature local meats, produce, dessert and wine. Music will be provided by harpist and new Audubon board member Ellen Paquette, who is also offering a performance as an auction item.

Those who participated in last year’s dinner and auction will look forward to laughing again at the banter between the evening’s master of ceremonies, former Audubon board member Patrick Farrell, and auctioneer Mike Peterson.

Some of the artwork up for bid are wildlife artist Janet Mandel’s “Four Seasons of Song Birds” framed to the winner’s specifications by Dan Gates of Jamestown’s Frame & Glass Shoppe, Terry Lorenc’s “Look Ma, No Hands” chipmunk photograph, framed original Chart Art of a pair of Bald Eagles at their nest, “Cape Hatteras” by stained glass artist Kay Marker, and framed photographs of the Chautauqua Institution Bell Tower during a snowstorm and the porch of the Athenaeum Hotel by Bill Smith.

The experiences for auction include a chef-prepared seven-course dinner with live music, an antiques appraisal by Jim Goodling of College Fund Antiques, get-aways at the Edwards Waterhouse Inn in Fredonia and The Oaks Bed and Breakfast Hotel in Jamestown, and a Jamestown Community College Continuing Education class.

Other auction items are hand-crafted jewelry, a copy of Willie Horton: The People’s Champion signed by baseball star Willie Horton, a golf gift basket with, among its fun and useful contents, a snow globe music box that plays “The Impossible Dream,” and more.

Seating is limited. The deadline for reservations is Monday.

For more information, call 569-2345 or visit