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Rural Outreach Center’s Nutrition ROCs Program Brings Families Back to the Dinner Table

Rural Outreach Center’s Nutrition ROCs Program Brings Families Back to the Dinner Table

East Aurora’s Rural Outreach Center, a nonprofit organization offering a wide variety of social services for those living in Western New York’s rural communities, is introducing a unique nutrition program that is bringing families back to the dinner table.

“Nutrition ROCs is a brand new program that, originally, was going to be offered only to single moms, but we decided to open it up to single dads and any other participant who may be interested,” said ROC Program Director Susan Giovino. “Through the program we will offer cooking and nutrition classes once a month for a year, and the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora has graciously offered to host these classes.” 

Antiques, Collectibles and Artwork to be Featured at Collectors’ Expo

Antiques, Collectibles and Artwork to be Featured at Collectors’ Expo

Looking for some unique antiques or collectibles to adorn your mantle or end tables, original artwork or photography to add a splash of color to your walls or perhaps some memorabilia for your rec room or man cave? If so, you’ll want to visit the first annual Collectors’ Expo to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, located at 245 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

The event will feature dozens of vendors and artisans offering sports memorabilia, local artwork and handcrafted products, coins, music memorabilia and records, comic books, photography, political memorabilia, movie and theatre memorabilia, car and train memorabilia, jewelry, fossils and minerals, antiques and more.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Annual Kids ‘I Read It’ Run

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Annual Kids ‘I Read It’ Run

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café will host its annual Kids “I Read It” Run for children 10 and under at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Cazenovia Park Casino in South Buffalo. 

There will be four age categories: Under 4, 4 and 5, 6 and 7 and 8 to 10. There will also be plenty of prizes and surprises for participants. The event will coincide with the last day of the popular South Buffalo Farmers’ Market.

The pre-registration cost is $10, with registrations due by Sept. 22. Please contact the bookstore for details. The cost is $12 on the day of the race.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Puppy Tales Series

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Puppy Tales Series

A new six-week Puppy Tales series at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will kick off at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8.

Open to children ages 2 to 4 accompanied by a parent or guardian, Puppy Tales runs on six consecutive Friday mornings and each session includes three stories, a craft and healthy snacks. The cost is just $25 per child for the entire session.

Puppy Tales is a great way to prepare students for Pre-K. To register for the next Puppy Tales series, please visit the bookstore or call 823-2665. And for more information on the nonprofit community bookstore, please visit www.dogearsbookstore.org or follow on Facebook for frequent updates.

Annual Taste Event to Highlight East Aurora’s Vibrant Culinary Scene

Annual Taste Event to Highlight East Aurora’s Vibrant Culinary Scene

The sixth annual Taste of East Aurora, featuring restaurants and food-related businesses with ties to the Greater East Aurora community, returns from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on historic Main Street, from Olean Road to Riley Street.

“The event will take place rain or shine and is always a popular destination for guests who want to experience East Aurora’s expanding culinary scene,” said Gary Grote, executive director of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. “While we are well-known locally and nationally as an arts community, our food-related businesses are running a close second in terms of popularity!”  

Village of Hamburg’s History is Subject of Explore Buffalo Events

Village of Hamburg’s History is Subject of Explore Buffalo Events

Learn the history of the Village of Hamburg while enjoying the historical, beautifully renovated Saints Peter and Paul RC Church, 66 Main St., Hamburg, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30. This free lecture will be given by Jack Edson, director of the Hamburg Library and former member of the Hamburg Preservation Commission. Edson, author of several books on the history of Hamburg, is also a member of the Hamburg Historical Society. 

To continue your Hamburg experience, return to the Village on Saturday, Sept. 23 for the annual Explore Buffalo Autumn Tour of Homes. Co-sponsored with Imagine:Hamburg, this tour will feature 10 homes plus an exceptional business adaptive re-use example in the Village. Several activities and special events will also be offered. Visit explorebuffalo.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

Collectors’ Expo Adds Hall of Fame Athlete, Appraiser, Authors and Other Attractions

Collectors’ Expo Adds Hall of Fame Athlete, Appraiser, Authors and Other Attractions

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed, a well-known antiques appraiser and many other special attractions will highlight the very first Collectors’ Expo to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, located at 245 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

The event will feature dozens of vendors and artisans offering sports memorabilia, local artwork and handcrafted products, coins, music memorabilia and records, comic books, photography, political memorabilia, movie and theatre memorabilia, car and train memorabilia, jewelry, fossils and minerals, antiques and more.