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Catholic Charities WIC to Host Breastfeeding Walk, Healthy Baby Festival Aug. 8 in Erie County

Catholic Charities WIC to Host Breastfeeding Walk, Healthy Baby Festival Aug. 8 in Erie County

Anyone in support of a healthy start for babies or who would like to learn more about breastfeeding – are urged to participate in Catholic Charities free Breastfeeding Walk and Healthy Baby Festival on Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Delaware Park at the entrance of Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street.  

Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, which serves all of Erie and Niagara counties, is hosting the event to raise awareness of the benefits and significance of breastfeeding. The walk, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week taking place Aug. 1-7 in more than 170 countries worldwide, is also designed to create community support to friends, family and others who are or may be considering breastfeeding, or who have breastfed.

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

Drums Along the Waterfront to Offer Free Shuttle Bus Service

 

First Student will provide free shuttle bus service from two locations for the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event taking place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, according to event organizer Jack Gaylord Jr. Featuring the top seven drum corps in the world, the event will take place at Robert E. Rich, Sr. All-High Stadium, 2885 Main St., Buffalo.

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Marketplace Lists July 24 Events

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Marketplace Lists July 24 Events

 

West Seneca’s new Main Street Marketplace, sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, returns from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24. The farmers’ and food producers’ market features nearly 30 vendors and local entertainment Thursday evenings through Sept. 4. 

The event takes place on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall. In the event of extremely wet conditions, the market will move within the park, into the parking lot immediately in front of the West Seneca Ice Rink.

First Annual Art Mart Highlights Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

First Annual Art Mart Highlights Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

 

Art Mart — a unique outdoor arts and crafts supply sale, show and swap — highlights a list of upcoming events at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, artists and crafters will be offering their work for sale at this special one-day event to benefit the gallery’s Art Scholarship Fund.

Artist vendors are invited to sell their extra supplies and artwork during Art Mart, resulting in affordable art supplies for art students and individuals who would like to try a new hobby. For more information, please visit www.etjgallery.com.

Free Concert, Scottish Festival Among August Highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Free Concert, Scottish Festival Among August Highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Four fun-filled events, including a concert by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra and the extremely popular Scottish Festival — are among the August highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

Guest are invited to enjoy the sweet sounds of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Light snacks and refreshments will be available, and the event will take place rain or shine. The concert is free and open to the public, and guests are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, chairs and blankets for their comfort.

Annunciation Church to Host Annual Summer Picnic, Alumni Event

Annunciation Church to Host Annual Summer Picnic, Alumni Event

The annual Annunciation Church Picnic, a fun- and music-filled family event featuring great food, kids’ activities, raffles, live entertainment, specialty booths and much more, will take place Aug. 15-17 on the parish grounds at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma. In addition, Saturday, Aug. 16, will be Alumni Day at the picnic, and all alumni of Annunciation School are invited to participate in long-day festivities.

The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 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.

Exciting Grand Theatre Lineup Includes Talent Ranging from Elvis to Shrek

Exciting Grand Theatre Lineup Includes Talent Ranging from Elvis to Shrek

 

The beautiful and historic Grand Theatre in nearby London, Ontario, recently released its 2014-15 Mainstage Season schedule, and theatre lovers across Canada and the U.S. will have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of a terrific lineup!

Kicking off the season from Oct. 14 through Nov. 1 is Blue Suede Shoes: The King, The Colonel, The Memories, featuring world champion Elvis impersonator Roy LeBlanc. Next up is Shrek The Musical, offering a perfectly fun way for all ages to celebrate the holiday season. Shrek opens on Nov. 18 and continues through Dec. 8.