Audubon Exclusives

An Audubon Exclusive is a special service or event offered as a fund-raiser by ACNC staff, volunteers, members, and friends. Consider supporting Audubon by participating in one of these opportunities. New fundraising events and programs are added regularly. Please check back often so you don’t miss out!

Fundraising Events:

Winter Walk and Wine Tasting (Adults 21+)

Saturday, January 11, 2020
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join Audubon Community Nature Center for a naturalist-led hike through the winter woods and be sure to come dressed for the weather! Warm up after the hike in the Nature Center while enjoying a selection of wine tastings provided by Bag & Strings Wine Merchants’ trained staff members. Food pairings to be provided with each tasting. The walk will take place from 4:00 – 5::00 p.m. and the wine tastings will begin shortly afterwards. Tastings will include four stations with various wines, and spread throughout the Nature Center.

$35 per person
Reservations required by Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 5 p.m.  

A Feast for the Beasts with Audubon (All)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

share a feast for the beasts with Audubon! Enjoy good food and drinks and help support the education animals. Bring cash to vote for “best eyes” of the animal crew, participate in the basket raffle, and buy a chance at the 50/50. The event happens at the local favorite restaurant Miller’s Coconut Grove (also known as Shorty’s) located at 64 Old Fentonville Rd, Frewsburg, New York 14738.

At this event, 20% of all food and beverage sales made between 4:00 and 10:00 p.m. will be donated to Audubon. Audubon staff members and volunteers will be available between 5:00 and 8:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Kids’ Night Out with Audubon (Children ages 4 – 10)
Celoron Community Center
Celoron Park
Celoron, NY 14720

Friday, February 14, 2020
5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

$30 Children 4 – 10
$5 Sibling discount

Paid reservations are required by February 10, 2020 11:59 p.m.

 Enjoy a night out with your special someone while the kids are well cared for by Audubon Community Nature Center. Audubon staff members will set up a pop-up-nature-play-area in the Celoron Community Center from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. for kids while their parents grab a bite to eat at the nearby Harbor Hotel or other local restaurant.

ACNC provides finger foods and drinks along with lots of nature-based play. Pick up your kids in time to catch the Harbor Hotel fireworks at 9:00 p.m. Sign your kids up now, as space is limited.

Exclusive Private Programs:

Schedule one of these programs for your group.

Pennsylvania Timber Rattlesnake “Hunt” (Adults aged 16 and over)

Travel to St. Marys, PA, and from there to areas where rattlesnakes can be found.  If snakes are located, participants will be able to take photographs. To handle snakes, participants would need to have a current PA fishing license and a permit obtained through the DCNR.

$250 for up to two adults. Includes bottled water, snacks, and one meal. 


Staff, volunteers, members and friends offer their services in exchange for a donation to ACNC.

Raised Bed Starter

Looking to try a raised bed garden this spring, but don’t know where to start? Reg and Louise Boutwell, dedicated volunteers in the ACNC Kitchen Garden, would be happy to help!

The Boutwells will construct one raised bed, maximum size 4×12 feet, and help you get it ready to plant. The purchaser must provide top soil. The Boutwells will provide compost, lime, and peat moss.

Five beds are available at $230 each. Purchase one, or all five (if still available). Purchase by February 29, 2020.

Pancake Breakfast for Four to Six People (Adult+)

Breakfast will include pumpkin and/or blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, Uncle Rick’s Maple Syrup, coffee, tea, etc., and a cozy country atmosphere!

Rick makes his own maple syrup and will give you a tour of his operation.

Paid reservations required by April 1, 2020.

$100 for up to four people; can add up to two more guests at $20 each

Venison Dinner for Four to Six People

Whether you know you love venison or this is your first taste, this will be a meal and an evening you will long remember.

Dinner will include venison swiss steak, mashed potatoes, summer squash, and homemade bread. Appetizers, salad, and dessert are included. Guests will bring their “beverage of choice.” Appetizers may include homemade smoked cheese and homemade German smoked sausage.

Must be scheduled by May 1, 2020.

$200 for up to four people
Can add up to two more guests at $50 each

Garden Consultation

Looking to spruce up your garden this spring, but don’t know where to start? ACNC Executive Director Leigh Rovegno would be happy to help!

This exclusive is up to 3 hours of consultation which includes garden plan, plant recommendations (types and quantities), and suggested steps including a timeline.

Limited number available for purchase. Reserve by June 15.
$200 per consultation

Coin Appraisal

Have your coins appraised by the long-time president of the Jamestown Coin Club. Learn the value of the change you’ve been saving for years, the collection you started in childhood, or one that has been in your family. You will receive up to two hours of review time, at a mutually convenient time and place, with the possible option of selling your coins if you are interested. 


Do you have a talent or service you would like to offer as a fundraiser for Audubon? Please contact Jennifer Schlick at (716)569-2345 or by email at


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions


Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Thank you, Community Partners

Audubon Community Partners make a significant financial contribution each year because they believe that every child deserves the opportunity to have a real and healthy connection to nature.

Bob and Kathy Frucella

The Boocha Family
Defrees Family Memorial Fund
Community Foundation of Warren County
Hal and Mary Conarro