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CrossFit Event to Benefit Hope House Shelter

CrossFit Event to Benefit Hope House Shelter

CrossFit Nickel City (CFNC), 247 Virginia St., Buffalo, is hosting an in-house individual CrossFit competition at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Hope House Shelter for Women & Children.

The Matt Urban Hope Center is a community-focused agency based on the East Side of Buffalo. Its mission is to revitalize neighborhoods, serve families and change lives by offering a full array of services and support to the community. This is accomplished through job training, housing assistance, financial planning and more. Each week over 300 people are assisted through the Center and over 250 families are served through the Hope House emergency shelter. Last year the organization helped 110 street homeless individuals secure housing and provided 88 permanent supportive housing units to the chronically homeless.

Limited-edition Jack Eichel-autographed Hat to be Raffled off by Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Limited-edition Jack Eichel-autographed Hat to be Raffled off by Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

One of four signed and numbered 2015 NHL Draft hats autographed by Buffalo Sabres star center Jack Eichel will be raffled off by Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles on Monday, June 27, following the 2016 NHL Draft held in Buffalo.

This limited-edition NHL Draft hat is one of only four signed by Eichel and is numbered 4/4. The hat comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Upper Deck company. Eichel was the second overall selection in the 2015 draft which was held in Sunrise, Fla.

THIRD ANNUAL BUFFALO BREWERS FESTIVAL SET FOR JUNE 18TH AT BUFFALO’S OUTER HARBOR

THIRD ANNUAL BUFFALO BREWERS FESTIVAL SET FOR JUNE 18TH AT BUFFALO’S OUTER HARBOR

Back and bigger than ever, the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association (BNBA) will host its third annual Buffalo Brewers Festival on Saturday, June 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. The BNBA’s Brewers Festival is the only event of its kind in Western New York hosted by and for local craft brewers and will feature approximately 40 breweries from Western New York and across New York State and Ontario.  Also participating are local food-to-table vendors.

In order to create more space for the event as well as add new features, the Festival has moved from Canalside to the Outer Harbor. Some of the new features include a “Meet the Brewers” session, an interactive taste experience with five local brews which will be paired with exquisite cheeses from Vermont Farmstead. Buffalo Cheese Traders also will conduct a collaborative cheese and beer pairing with the brewers.

Participating breweries of this year’s festival include:

THIRD ANNUAL BUFFALO BREWERS FESTIVAL SET FOR JUNE 18TH AT BUFFALO’S OUTER HARBOR

THIRD ANNUAL BUFFALO BREWERS FESTIVAL SET FOR JUNE 18TH AT BUFFALO’S OUTER HARBOR

Back and bigger than ever, the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association (BNBA) will host its third annual Buffalo Brewers Festival on Saturday, June 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. The BNBA’s Brewers Festival is the only event of its kind in Western New York hosted by and for local craft brewers and will feature approximately 40 breweries from Western New York and across New York State and Ontario.  Also participating are local food-to-table vendors.

In order to create more space for the event as well as add new features, the Festival has moved from Canalside to the Outer Harbor. Some of the new features include a “Meet the Brewers” session, an interactive taste experience with five local brews which will be paired with exquisite cheeses from Vermont Farmstead. Buffalo Cheese Traders also will conduct a collaborative cheese and beer pairing with the brewers.

Participating breweries of this year’s festival include:

Artpark Brings the Spirit of Brazil to Its Stage

Artpark Brings the Spirit of Brazil to Its Stage

Lewiston, NY – Baila Brazil, a colorful celebration of Afro-Brazilian culture, has sold out the Sydney Opera House, London’s Royal Festival Hall and the Casino de Paris. This month, the show makes its exclusive North American premiere right here in Western New York. The Balé de Rua dance troupe will electrify Artpark’s Mainstage Theater in Lewiston from July 14 to 17 for four energetic and culturally immersive performances.

Balé de Rua was established by Fernando Narduchi and Marco Antônio Garcia in Uberlândia, Brazil. The backdrop was the ’80s in a city brimming with culture, and young people were finally feeling free to explore and honor their heritage. The two artists sought to capture and express the style, rhythm and soulfulness of the urban dance groups that were multiplying in the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities.  

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Summer Reading and Writing Camps for Kids and Teens

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Summer Reading and Writing Camps for Kids and Teens

Summer reading and writing camps for kids and teens will be offered this summer by Dog Ears Bookstore & The Enlightenment Literacy Arts Center, located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

A free Summer Reading & Writing Camp for Kids begins on June 27. Sponsored by South District Councilman Chris Scanlon, this camp will feature reading and writing activities, games and more, with all activities aligned with Common Core and New York State Standards in Education. Participants must reside in Councilman Scanlon’s district.

Held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, this camp will be offered from June 27 through July 1 for 7 and 8 year olds, July 11-15 for students ages 9 to 11, and July 18-22 for students ages 12 and 13.

Live Entertainment, Food and Giveaways to be Highlighted at Annual Church of the Annunciation Picnic

Live Entertainment, Food and Giveaways to be Highlighted at Annual Church of the Annunciation Picnic

A weekend filled with live music, classic cars, numerous raffles and delicious food offerings will highlight the 79th annual summer picnic at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The event kicks off on Friday, Aug. 19, and concludes with a grand drawing the evening of Sunday, Aug. 21.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, with a delicious fish fry, a Classic Car Cruise Night from 6 to 9 p.m. and music by Hit ’n Run from 7 to 11 p.m.

Activities on Saturday, Aug. 20, will kick off at 1 p.m. and will include a pork chop dinner at 4 p.m., musical entertainment by Jonny Peresan from 1 to 3 p.m., a Drive Time Polka live remote with Ron Dombrowski from 3 to 7 p.m., and an encore performance by Hit ’n Run from 7 to 11 p.m. Parish volunteers will also be serving Annunciation’s famous clam chowder throughout the day!