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Halloween Event to Kick Off New Puppy Tales Series at Dog Ears Bookstore

Halloween Event to Kick Off New Puppy Tales Series at Dog Ears Bookstore

A Halloween costume party will kick off a new six-week Puppy Tales series at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo. The adventure kicks off at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

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. 

Puppy Tales is a great way to prepare students for Pre-K. The cost is $25 for six sessions and the program is limited to 20 children.

Explore Buffalo to Offer Speaker Series Event on October 20

Explore Buffalo to Offer Speaker Series Event on October 20

“The Afterlife” and “A Grave Discussion” are topics to be discussed at Explore Buffalo’s Fall Speaker Series event from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.

The Afterlife
While visiting a cemetery, have you ever wondered what the draped urn on a headstone means or what a broken column symbolizes? The next Fall Speakers series of Explore Buffalo will provide you with some answers. Cemeteries offer a variety of monuments and headstones, which convey an impression or memory of the person who has departed. However, when we look closer, we find deeper messages to be read. In this talk we will look at a variety of symbols found on headstones and memorials and learn their meanings – some of which date back to ancient Egyptian times. As we will see, beyond the simple flowers and crosses, the details of a person’s life lurk hidden beneath the symbols.

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

A grand Western New York tradition like no other, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 32nd season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 3-6. Patrons will discover over 400 artisans spread out over five buildings, numerous food trucks for dining and the addition of “The Tavern” featuring craft beverages and spirits. Patrons can connect and interact with the creators of the countless product lines at the event.

Once again this year, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long. “We have always felt our patrons needed more than just one day to properly enjoy this event,” said Daniel Kaczynski of Premier Promotions, organizers of the event. “Now everyone has the opportunity to come back as much as they would like at no additional cost.”

Huge Lineup of Athletes Set to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Huge Lineup of Athletes Set to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Nearly 30 former football, baseball, basketball and hockey players — and one former heavyweight boxing champ — are scheduled to appear at the Sports Collectors Expo Nov. 5 and 6 in Batavia. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Former Buffalo Braves scheduled to appear include Bob McAdoo, Nate “Tiny” Archibald and Ernie DiGregorio, as well as NBA greats Rick Barry and JoJo White.

Scheduled to appear from the Buffalo Bills are Joe Cribbs, Jeff Nixon, Jim Cheyunski, Chris Mohr, Butch Rolle, Steve Christie and Carwell Gardner. Other former NFL stars will include Bob Lilly, Kordell Stewart, Reggie Harrison, Jeff Reed, Mike Collier, John “Frenchy” Fuqua, Milt Plum and Mark van Eeghen.

Gershwin Musical Event is Coming to Annunciation Church

Gershwin Musical Event is Coming to Annunciation Church

“From Song to Rhapsody – the Genius of George Gershwin” will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 12, at The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, just five miles east of Transit Road. 

The event will feature Krista Seddon on piano, accompanied by Bud Fadale on bass and Matt Harris on saxophone. Guests can come for dinner and music, or just come for the musical presentation. 

Patty Markowski Burdette Catering will provide a sit-down, family style dinner of tossed green salad, olive salad, roast turkey breast with stuffing, stuffed beef roll-ups, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans with mushrooms, rolls and butter, apple cobbler, fruit cup, coffee, tea and milk. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in Annunciation’s Selbert Hall. Guests are invited to bring their own adult beverage. 

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author and Illustrator Suzanne Capper

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author and Illustrator Suzanne Capper

Author and illustrator Suzanne K. F. Capper will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, for a book-signing event.

“Princess Suzette: Counting in her Kingdom” is a children's book by Capper that takes young readers on a journey through a magical kingdom where they can count the charming creatures that dwell there. It's a fun exploration book that kids are sure to enjoy.

Buffalonia Event to Support the Matt Urban Human Services Center

Buffalonia Event to Support the Matt Urban Human Services Center

“Buffalonia,” a celebration of our city, its heritage and the great work that is accomplished when all members of the community come together to fill a need, will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at 500 Seneca St., Buffalo. As the annual fundraising event for the Matt Urban Human Services Center, Buffalonia helps support programs and initiatives offered to more than 21,000 Buffalo residents each year.

This year, the Matt Urban Center turns 40 – an accomplishment worth celebrating with local talent, food and cheer! The center is named after the most decorated war veteran in American history, a WWII hero born and raised in Buffalo’s Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. The mission of the Matt Urban Center is to provide programs that revitalize neighborhoods, serve families and change lives. The center serves all members of the community, from infants and seniors to homeowners and the homeless.