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Local photographer Suzette A. Paduano will be hosting a show with more than 40 new pictures available for purchase at Something Unique, a framing shop in Sherman, this Friday evening. Featuring local outdoor photography, Mrs. Paduano captured landscapes, animals and plants from around Chautauqua County.
"There's no real rhyme or reason to my photography; I do more or less what's in front of me," Mrs. Paduano said. "What I am shown I take pictures of." She assures that all her photos are natural, and that she never adds anything after she captures the moment.
Photos like this one, called “Moody Rose,” will be on display at a show for local photographer Suzette A. Paduano.
"What I take is what you get," she said.
Mrs. Paduano has been working with outdoor photography for about four years and previously worked at a photography studio. She is now president of the Jamestown Audubon Photography Club and takes many pictures on her own property.
"I have like my own Audubon right here," she says. "I have a pond and animals and flowers and a bird sanctuary going out front. I have been so blessed with living where I live."
Mrs. Paduano will be at Something Unique from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday night. The show will continue thought Oct. 23. Something Unique is located at 121 W. Main St. in Sherman.
Looking for more events to fill your social calendar? Dig the following entertainment recommendations. Events are listed chronologically by first event.
LABYRINTH PRESS COMPANY - Tonight, Jodienda, Starring and Destroy Nate Allen are three acts that will perform beginning at 7 p.m. On Friday night, Hot Math Action will be on stage at 9 p.m. And on Saturday, the Accident That Led Me to the World and Jerry Fels will perform beginning at 7 p.m. The Labyrinth Press Company is located at 12 E. Fourth St.
CELORON AMERICAN LEGION - Tonight, bluegrass musicians are welcome to take a turn at the mic during an event hosted by Backwoods Bluegrass at 7 p.m. Stan Barton will be performing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday night, followed by the Zamira band featuring Amanda Barton from Big Leg Emma with Ellen and Teal from 8 to 11 p.m. On Saturday, dance band Trixx will be performing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Legion is located at 26 Jackson Ave.
MOJO'S - Tonight, Canadian band The Town Pants will be performing. On Friday night, Toronto-based Modernboys Moderngirls will be playing. Both shows begin at 10 p.m. Mojo's is located at 104 E. Second St.
JAMESTOWN SAVINGS BANK ICE ARENA - Christian artist Michael W. Smith will be performing at 8 p.m. on Friday night. He will be joined on stage during a portion of the concert by nearly 100 local residents. Tickets start at $25. For more information, call 484-2624. The Ice Arena is located at 311 W. Third St.
DASH INN - T.R. McKotch and Rhonda Harp will be presenting a free evening of drumming for anyone who wants a hands on music experience on Friday night at 9 p.m. Drums will be provided to those who cannot bring their own. The Dash Inn is located at 774 E. Second St.
KENNEDY BAR & GRILL - Ken Hardley will be performing at the Kennedy Bar & Grill Friday night at 9:30 p.m. The Kennedy Grill is located at the intersection of Route 394 and Route 62 in Kennedy.
ALLEN PARK MEN'S CLUB - There will be a chicken barbecue benefit for Staff Sgt. Johnny Stanz on Saturday from noon until 7 p.m. Music will be provided by DJ Rhett Simco and there will be appearances by the Buffalo Jills. There will also be a silent auction held with dozens of prizes available including Sabres tickets, autographed footballs by Jim Kelly and Paul Posluszny, gift certificates to local golf centers, passes to the 2010 Chautauqua Institution Season and much more. Admission is $9. The Allen Park Men's Club is located on Busti-Stillwater Road.
THE DOCKS - Former member of 86 to Nowhere and 2008 Chautauqua Lake Idol finalist Katie Elfman will be performing with Todd Sandberg from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday night. The Docks is located at 7 Water St. in Mayville.
SENECA ALLEGANY CASINO - The Scintas, a musical and comedy group for the entire family, are bringing their Las Vegas act to the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday night at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and are available on ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 913-3377.
JAMESTOWN MOOSE CLUB -On Saturday night, rock band Saving Chance will take the stage from 10 to 11 p.m. followed by Synergy from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Jamestown Moose Club is located on East Sixth Street.
WARREN FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Up and coming classical band Manhattan Piano Trio will be performing on Sunday at 4 p.m. Comprised of Moldavian American pianist Milana Strezeva, Russian American cellist Dmitry Kouzov and Chinese American violinist Wayne Lee, the trio has performed at more than 300 concerts in three continents in the past four seasons. The First United Methodist Church is located at 200 Market St., Warren, Pa. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information please call 814-723-4930.
The Weekend Entertainment Events Preview highlights concerts, festivals and other happenings in the region in each Thursday's paper. Suggestions for submision can be sent to Rich Place by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 487-1111 ext. 249.