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Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event

Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event

 

Celebrating the Ontario Hockey League and the Hockey Hall of Fame showcase, Downtown London FanFest in nearby London, Ontario, is the perfect way for fans and athletes on both sides of the border to celebrate Canada’s national pastime!

An 11-day celebration taking place from May 15-25, FanFest is free, open to the public and will run daily around Budweiser Gardens and Covent Garden Market Square. Activities will include an interactive PlayStation gaming experience, a CHL creative zone with a theatre-style environment showcasing a video tribute to the Canadian Hockey League, as well as an OHL-themed Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit with interactive hockey games for all to enjoy.  

May is Full of Special Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

May is Full of Special Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will be a popular place during the month of May, with several special events filling the calendar.

May charges out of the gate with a Kentucky Derby Spring Hat Luncheon & Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3. Festivities will include a delicious meal, auction, fashion show, hat contest and much more. The basket auction will start at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon. Tickets are just $25 and are available by calling BNHV at 689-1440 or online at www.bnhv.org.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 10

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 10

 

Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends held in partnership with the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will highlight the 2014 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 10, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 29. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

Please note that the market will begin the season on the east side of Elmwood Avenue, directly across the street from its usual location. The move is expected to be temporary and is due to lawn maintenance.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Irish-style Book Fair

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Irish-style Book Fair

 

An Irish-style book fair featuring Irish food, book signings, prizes and much more will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public.

Highlights of the event will include storytelling and activities for children ages 4 to 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., an authors’ panel on the topic “Writing from the Heart” from 1 to 2 p.m., and an open mic from 3 to 4 p.m. Several local authors will be participating.

Drums Along the Waterfront Announces New Venue; Tickets Now Available

Drums Along the Waterfront Announces New Venue; Tickets Now Available

The popular Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions drum corps event returns to Western New York on Sunday, Aug. 3, at a new venue! Tickets are now available for this musical spectacle, taking place at the University at Buffalo football stadium.

“Due to the major renovation project taking place at Ralph Wilson Stadium, we’ll be moving back to the University at  Buffalo where we held successful competitions in both 2003 and 2007,” said event organizer Jack Gaylord Jr. “We need the right setting and stage for the greatest corps in the world and the many thousands of fans who will be cheering them on, and the University at Buffalo can accommodate all of our needs.”

Cultural Attractions Collaborate to Create Seven-stop ‘Passport’ Event in Erie and Niagara Counties

Cultural Attractions Collaborate to Create Seven-stop ‘Passport’ Event in Erie and Niagara Counties

 

Seven Erie and Niagara County cultural attractions are teaming up to present a collaborative weekend, May 8-10, enabling guests to visit all seven locations for one low price. “History in Your Backyard” participants will receive a commemorative “passport” that will be stamped at each attraction. The passport will also contain discounts for numerous local restaurants.

Additionally, participants who visit and receive a stamp at each site will be entered into  a drawing to win a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls courtesy of Rainbow Air Helicopter Rides! Participants will also be entered to win a gift basket from each participating attraction. Details will be available at each location.

Lancaster Declares April 'Alcohol Awareness Month'

Lancaster Declares April 'Alcohol Awareness Month'

   Village of Lancaster leaders are teaming up with addiction prevention advocates to raise awareness of the dangers linked to alcohol dependency.
   Deputy Mayor Kenneth L. O'Brien III on Friday presented the Lancaster-Depew Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition a proclamation declaring April as Alcohol Awareness Month.
    The Village Board and Mayor Paul Maute cited several statistics as reasons for taking the action, including youths beginning drinking, on average, at the age of 13.1 and about 100,000 people dying each year from alcohol-related causes, including drinking and driving.
   "Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21," the proclamation states.