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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Costuming Bee, First Ladies Tea, Timber Framing Workshop

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Costuming Bee, First Ladies Tea, Timber Framing Workshop

Need motivation to finish a project? Want a support network to get you through your ambitious costuming project? Come out to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14 and Thursday, Jan. 28 for the museum’s very first Costuming Bee. Bring your projects and sewing tools with you for a social gathering with like-minded folk. Historic costumers, re-enactors, sewing enthusiasts, dressmakers, tailors and beginners are all encouraged to attend. The event is free and coffee and tea will be provided.

BNHV is also planning their First Ladies Tea, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the museum’s ballroom. The event will be catered by the English Tea Ladies and will include various flavors of tea, traditional tea sandwiches, scones, quiche and desserts. 

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Lists Upcoming Beatles Exhibit, Classes

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Lists Upcoming Beatles Exhibit, Classes

From an exhibit inspired by The Beatles to a career development class for artists, Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery in West Seneca has announced an impressive calendar of activities as we enter 2016.

“An Evening with the Beatles,” an exhibit featuring artwork inspired by Beatles songs, opens from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. Guests can listen to the music of the Beatles while enjoying artwork with a “Fab Four” connection. The exhibit will remain on display throughout the month.

Explore Buffalo to Offer Docent Training Classes

Explore Buffalo to Offer Docent Training Classes

Explore Buffalo, offering tours of Buffalo’s most unique architecture and attractions, will host 2016 docent training classes from Feb. 13 through April 30.

What do Explore Buffalo docents do? Volunteer docents lead all of Explore Buffalo’s walking tours, including regularly scheduled and private group tours for the general public and school tours for thousands of students from elementary to high school. With hundreds of tours given each year, there are many opportunities to participate!

Dog Ears Bookstore to Exhibit the Work of Artist Walter S. Mayo

Dog Ears Bookstore to Exhibit the Work of Artist Walter S. Mayo

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will feature the artwork of Walter S. Mayo beginning Jan. 4. The exhibit will run through February.

“My life journey has taken many different turns in the arts,” said Mayo. “While my professional training is in the performance and teaching of music, visual art has been a life-long interest and passion. My first influence was my Aunt Pearl, our family’s first artist. It was not only her passion for art and life which I remember, but also her jolly laugh and the flamboyant color of her life. Perhaps it was looking at her paintings or just listening to her describe how she painted plates and bowls that caught my imagination. My mother was always proud of any artwork that she obtained from my aunt.

Drums Along the Waterfront Event Seeks Support From Local Business Community

Drums Along the Waterfront Event Seeks Support From Local Business Community

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions, an annual event that brings the world’s greatest drum corps to Western New York each August, is seeking corporate sponsors for the 2016 event. Drums Along the Waterfront returns to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 7.

“Drums Along the Waterfront brings the world’s greatest musical athletes to the Buffalo area for a remarkable display of sound and athleticism,” said event director Jack Gaylord Jr. “But like any endeavor of this size, there are certain set expenses that we need to overcome each year. Therefore, we are reaching out to Western New York’s business community with a plea for support.”

"The American Side" Made in Buffalo!

"The American Side" Made in Buffalo!

This is a classic film noir private detective story with participants fighting over plans of a Nikola Tesla invention that was separated by Tesla into two parts so it could not be built without having both halves. Scenes were shot at the Grain Elevators, many locations around Buffalo, on the Steam Engines at the Col. Ward, Niagara Falls and even the Lockport Locks and caves. They are working on releasing the film in the Spring. It's a fun, tense detective movie definitely worth seeing especially if your from WNY. This movie is a great boost for Buffalo...

Annual Yuletide in the Country Event Encourages Shoppers to Buy Local

Annual Yuletide in the Country Event Encourages Shoppers to Buy Local

Holiday shoppers can buy local and with meaning the first weekend in December when the 21st annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Artisan Market returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Cancelled last year due to the “Snowvember” storm, Yuletide in the Country will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. 

Yuletide will feature more than 175 artists and artisans and will highlight those from the Western New York area. New this year, the event welcomes craft wineries, distillers, coffee roasters and artisanal dairy farmers featuring gourmet cheeses.  

“Adding these elements is a direct result of the public’s interest in these artisans, but also our plan to continue to create a unique holiday market,” said Dan Kaczynski of Premier Promotions of WNY, the event organizers.