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Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

 

Learning Choices Network (LCN), a community partnership that provides alternative educational opportunities for local youth, will host its second annual Regional Gathering Nov. 8-10 in the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo. The event will offer a wide variety of topics and workshops of interest to families, homeschoolers and educators who value rich learning experiences. Distinguished speakers will include progressive educators from New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Vermont.

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on November 15

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on November 15

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue and Chinese auction from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in the East Aurora Moose Lodge, 905 Main St. 

Dinners are take-out only and will include a half chicken from BW’s Barbecue plus a cream corn bake, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade noodle salad, roll and dessert. The cost for the chicken dinner is just $9.50 per person.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 4 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 4 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Oct. 4. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Oct. 4 (weather permitting) will be singer/guitarist Don Z. from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by the Nickel City String Band from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community table this Saturday will be Liberty Mutual.

AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data Host Civic App Symposium

AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data Host Civic App Symposium

Mobile and web apps are changing the world and local communities, and Western New York is no exception.  To further grow the technology and start up communities in Western New York as well as promote social entrepreneurship, AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data teamed up to host a civic app symposium entitled, Opportunities in Open Data at d!g Buffalo on Saturday, September 27th. More than 75 local entrepreneurs, technologist, app developers and software engineers atteneded the symposium to learn more about local community issues and avaialble data that could be used to help develop civic apps to address these issues for the AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.  

Rogers Hometown Hockey Event to Skate into Nearby London

Rogers Hometown Hockey Event to Skate into Nearby London

 

Local hockey fans are invited to visit nearby London, Ontario, Oct. 11-12 to experience the ultimate hockey festival as the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge makes its first stop of the season! Hockey greats Eric Lindros and Darryl Sittler are scheduled to make appearances alongside host Ron MacLean.

The two-day hockey celebration gets under way at noon Oct. 11 from Budweiser Gardens and Covent Market Plaza (99 Dundas St.), and concludes Sunday night following an outdoor viewing party of the first Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcast. The game features the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers, with the pre-game show hosted live onsite by MacLean from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio at 6:30 p.m.

Fifth Annual Buffalo Beer Week to showcase renaissance of craft beer scene in Wester New York

Fifth Annual Buffalo Beer Week to showcase renaissance of craft beer scene in Wester New York

Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Beer Week will once again dominate the local craft beer scene as the 10-day celebration returns for its fifth year.  Running from Thursday, September 25th – Sunday, October 5th, 2014 Buffalo Beer Week will once again feature dozens of unique events at bars, pubs, restaurants, breweries, and other craft beer destinations throughout the Buffalo Niagara region, including many breweries that have opened over the last few months.

“One thing is clear: Buffalo loves beer and for that reason Buffalo Beer Week celebrates Buffalo!” said Willard Brooks, Chairman of Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, which organizes the annual festival. “Our Beer Week honors Western New York’s rich brewing history while showcasing the tremendous revival of our craft beer culture that’s currently sweeping the region.”

Dog Ears to Host Book-signing Event with Author Dan Quinn

Dog Ears to Host Book-signing Event with Author Dan Quinn

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café at 688 Abbott Road in Buffalo will host Dan Quinn, author of “The Diary of a Ballplayer that Found Peace — Volume 2,” for a book-signing event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

The book, like the first volume, gives insight into the author’s life as a star athlete at Bishop Timon High School and Buffalo State College, and as a player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

More importantly it depicts his battle with mental illness and physical afflictions and how his faith helped him cope. His unique perspective will provide solace and advice for anyone facing adversity.