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Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

 

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is excited to bring the top eight drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.

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.

Annunciation’s expanding Pre-K program to host open house events

Annunciation’s expanding Pre-K program to host open house events

 

The Strong Start Early Learning Academy at the Church of the Annunciation in Elma will host two upcoming open house events to showcase its expanding Pre-K program. The open house events will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 29, and 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Annunciation Strong Start is located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma.

For the 2015-16 school year, Annunciation will offer Pre-K3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the Pre-K4/5 program will expand and be offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Also in 2015-16, the program will offer before- and after-school options with drop-off beginning at 7:30 a.m. weekdays and a “lunch bunch” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Exit 2 Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for SPCA

Exit 2 Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for SPCA

 

Exit 2 Bar & Grille will hold its first annual golf tournament to raise funds for the SPCA Serving Erie County on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Sheridan Park Golf Course in Tonawanda.

The tournament will feature a 10 a.m. shotgun start, contests and prizes on the course, lunch at the turn and a Southern BBQ cookout dinner with a three-hour call bar at Exit 2 following the event. The cost is $100 per person and the event is limited to 24 foursomes. Please visit www.exit2bar.com or contact the restaurant for more information.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Summer Reading & Writing Camp for Kids

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Summer Reading & Writing Camp for Kids

 

As a part of their ongoing program to encourage literacy among all ages, Dog Ears Bookstore & The Enlightenment Literary Arts Center will again offer free sessions of their Summer Reading & Writing Camp for children in the Buffalo area.

Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature reading and writing activities, games and more, all of which align with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. Each session is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

The first session, sponsored by South District Councilman Chris Scanlon, will take place on the following dates:

Drum Corps Champion Blue Devils to Visit Western New York on July 7

Drum Corps Champion Blue Devils to Visit Western New York on July 7

 

The reigning Drum Corps International world champion Blue Devils from Concord, Calif., will visit Western New York on Tuesday, July 7, as a prelude to the annual Drums Along the Waterfront “Tour of Champions” event taking place on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

The Blue Devils will visit Riverside Institute of Technology, 51 Ontario St., Buffalo, from approximately 1 to 10 p.m. for a special rehearsal that will be free and open to the public.

New book profiles nearly fifty Roycroft Master Artisans

New book profiles nearly fifty Roycroft Master Artisans

 

“Head, Heart & Hands: Continuing the Handcrafted Tradition of the Original Roycroft Artisans” by West Seneca author Joe Kirchmyer, will be available for sale for the first time during the annual Roycroft Summer Festival. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27-28 on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.