With an exciting new format for 2016, the Audubon Nature Center’s OctoberFEAST Early Bird Reservation deadline will soon be here. Featuring tapas food stations and amazing auction items – like box seats and parking at a Buffalo Bills game — the gala evening will be Saturday, October 22, at the Nature Center. Lively bidding at last year’s auction is pictured here. (Photo by Bill Smith)


Jamestown, NY – “Food, Folks, and Auction Fun” is the theme for the Audubon Nature Center’s OctoberFEAST. With its new format for 2016, it is expected to be their most fun gala dinner and auction ever.

“We decided to bring our annual gala dinner and auction to the Nature Center,” said Audubon President Ruth Lundin, “where we can show off our building and have a relaxed, laid-back evening.”

Sunday, September 23, is the deadline for early bird prices for the event on Saturday, October 22.

Items to be auctioned are everything from Qing Dynasty embroidered silk wall hangings to special dinners and experiences to tickets to professional sports events.

“Would you believe we have four box seats and parking to a Buffalo Bills game!” said Lundin, adding there are also opportunities for the Buffalo Sabres, Cleveland Indians, Erie Otters, and Erie Seawolves. To see the dates and particulars of these items, click on “Auction Items” at www.jasauction.weebly.com. “And Whirley Drinkworks is donating 100 travel mugs you can customize for a wedding, graduation, family gathering, or a charity of your choice.”

Major auction items are provided by Gold Sponsors: Jamestown Container Companies, PNC Bank, and Whirley Drinkworks.

Tapas food stations will feature chicken, vegan dishes, and local favorites prepared by Shenandoah Valley BBQ and Miley’s Catering.

Silent auction selections range from hand-carved wood items to artwork and collectibles to a coin appraisal.

The hilarious banter anticipated between the two board member auctioneers, John Beard and Nate Welker, guarantee an entertaining live auction.

For details and to make reservations, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or click on “Tickets” at www.jasauction.weebly.com.

To receive a printed invitation, call the Nature Center during business hours at (716) 569-2345 or email info@jamestownaudubon.org. To donate your own distinctive item or gift certificate, click on “Contribution Form” at www.jasauction.weebly.com.