Our network

Families

TD Sunfest ’15 — Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures — Opens on July 9

TD Sunfest ’15 — Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures — Opens on July 9

 

Now that summer is finally here, where you can you escape for an inexpensive but life-affirming getaway on less than a tank of gas? All roads lead to nearby London, Ontario, and TD Sunfest, where for four admission-free days (July 9-12) you can savor the sights, sounds and tastes of Cuba, Scotland, Ukraine and beyond.

Annual East Aurora Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale Set for July 25

Annual East Aurora Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale Set for July 25

 

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s 46th annual Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 25, on Main Street in the beautiful Village of East Aurora. The event will feature more than 100 vendors, plenty of activities for kids and families, bargains on a wide variety of items and much more!

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Announces July Events

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Announces July Events

 

Are you looking to get in touch with your artistic side this summer? Explore the wide variety of events and classes offered at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca.

Members of the gallery will have their “Shades of Blue” exhibit displayed from July 7 to Aug. 1. The exhibit consists of a different take on colors — using the color and showcasing a piece of artwork with it. A second piece from each artist, showcasing their own style and techniques, will also be on display. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 10.

Dog Ears Bookstore Offering Parent-child Play Group

Dog Ears Bookstore Offering Parent-child Play Group

 

Parents are invited to bring their child between the ages of 18 and 30 months to Dog Ears Bookstore for the new parent-child play group facilitated by Maureen McDonnell, a New York State-licensed speech language pathologist.

The group encourages and fosters social play and interaction, language learning through books and songs, communication skills, exposure to early literacy skills and spending special time with a parent. Each visit will include small group play, stories and circle time with music, songs and a snack.

Annual South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 19

Annual South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 19

 

South Buffalo Alive’s 15th annual Garden Tour, showcasing approximately 50 beautiful properties throughout South Buffalo and the Old First Ward neighborhood, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19. 

The Garden Tour includes a wide variety of homes and businesses showcasing amazing gardens, landscaping and other outdoor features. There are several first-time stops on this year’s self-guided tour, according to South Buffalo Alive’s Marge Ryan. 

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details. 

Annunciation Raffle to Feature Handcrafted Items Created by St. Joseph Workers

Annunciation Raffle to Feature Handcrafted Items Created by St. Joseph Workers

 

The Church of the Annunciation’s annual summer picnic has always been a highly anticipated event for those living in and around the Elma area, but this year’s event features some new attractions that already have people talking!

Three handcrafted items built by the parish’s dedicated volunteers called the St. Joseph Workers will be featured in a special raffle to be managed by the parish’s Ladies Sodality. The wooden items include a beautiful rocking horse, glider and wall cabinet.