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Annunciation to Host Unique Theatrical Presentations with Actor Mark Price

Annunciation to Host Unique Theatrical Presentations with Actor Mark Price

The Church of the Annunciation in Elma will host a unique three-day parish mission with actor Mark Price at 7 p.m. April 3-5 in the church, located at 7580 Clinton St.

The theme for this three-day parish retreat is transformation, and three individuals who experienced transformation — St. Thomas, St. Paul and St. Francis — will be brought to life in Bible-based theatrical presentations. As Price brings these key figures of history to life, they will speak to you about their lives and experiences with Jesus. 

The events are free and open to the public; a free will offering would be appreciated.

Springtime in the Country Grows with New Spring Market

Springtime in the Country Grows with New Spring Market

Celebrating 23 years of fine art and artisans, Springtime in the Country returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2. And this year, Springtime in the Country has expanded to include a Spring Market, a unique retail addition featuring all that we love about the season — fresh fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers, specialty foods, craft wineries, brewers and distillers, food trucks, mobile kitchens and much more!

As always, shoppers are afforded the unique opportunity to connect with over 200 artisans from across the nation, learn about their considerable talents and purchase handcrafted items.

Tickets available for 20th anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event

Tickets available for 20th anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event

The 20th annual Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions, Western New York’s premier “music in motion” event featuring eight of the top drum corps in the world, returns to New Era Field in Orchard Park at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.

Sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions will have a noticeable “blue” theme this year. Drum corps scheduled to compete include the reigning world champion Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, along with the 17-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils of Concord, California. Also participating are the Blue Knights of Denver, Colorado; Blue Stars of La Crosse, Wisconsin; The Cadets of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Carolina Crown of Ft. Mills, South Carolina; Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Illinois; and Santa Clara Vanguard of Santa Clara, California. This colorful lineup has captured a total of 41 DCI World Champion titles!

Annunciation Pre-K Program Accepting Registrations for 2017-18 School Year

Annunciation Pre-K Program Accepting Registrations for 2017-18 School Year

The Strong Start Early Learning Academy at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, is currently accepting student registrations for the 2017-18 school year. 

“Annunciation offers Pre-K 3, 4 & 5 in a fun and Christ-centered learning community,” said Program Director Carrie D’Attilio. “We understand the rigorous demands that will be placed on your children in kindergarten and work very hard to help prepare them to be successful. Featuring Handwriting Without Tears and Building Blocks Math, we follow the New York State standards and ensure that all activities are challenging but maintain developmentally appropriate practices.

“We are also proud to offer an environment that promotes independence and creativity, and a classroom that teaches morals such as respect, kindness and responsibility.”

Metzelaars, McKeller and Bentley added to Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo

Metzelaars, McKeller and Bentley added to Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo

Western New York’s next Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Former Buffalo Sabres great Rob Ray will be on hand to sign autographs at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 per autograph on any item. Additional guests just added to the lineup include former Buffalo Bills Pete Metzelaars, Keith McKeller and Ray Bentley. Metzelaars and McKeller will sign autographs from noon until 2 p.m. at a cost of $15 per item, while Bentley will sign for free with a purchase at his table throughout the show.

Author Sinéad Tyrone to Visit Dog Ears Bookstore

Author Sinéad Tyrone to Visit Dog Ears Bookstore

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, will host author Sinéad Tyrone for a book-signing event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Tyrone will be signing copies of her books, “Walking Through The Mist” and “Crossing The Lough Between.” 

Preventing Falls is the Topic of Rural Outreach Center Event

Preventing Falls is the Topic of Rural Outreach Center Event

Did you know that falls are one of the most preventable causes of injury for older adults? In fact, one out of three adults will fall this year but only half of these individuals will mention it to their doctor. And, falling once greatly increases the risk of falling again. 

This will be the topic of a rescheduled event to be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at the Rural Outreach Center, 730 Olean Road, East Aurora. Karen Shalke, an occupational therapist and community liaison for Catholic Health’s Living Independently for Elders program at the Our Lady of Victory Senior Neighborhood, will discuss many simple steps that can be taken to prevent falls. The event is free and open to the public.