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Vendors Sought for Collectors & Artisans Expo; Event to Benefit Local Organizations

Vendors Sought for Collectors & Artisans Expo; Event to Benefit Local Organizations

Fresh off a successful first Collectors’ Expo in September, a second Collectors & Artisans Expo has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

“We’re very excited to be bringing the Expo back to Buffalo’s Irish Heritage District just one week before the city celebrates St. Patrick’s Day,” said Joe Kirchmyer of West Seneca, organizer of the event. “We are currently accepting new vendors who can bring interesting items to the Expo such as sports memorabilia, coins, stamps, antiques, original artwork, handcrafted goods, trains, toys, bottles, comic books, music and theatre memorabilia, and more.”

Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association to Host Head of the Buffalo Regatta

Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association to Host Head of the Buffalo Regatta

Four teams of young rowers will compete in Buffalo on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Head of the Buffalo Regatta hosted by the Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association (BSRA). The event will kick off from the BSRA boathouse at 405 Ohio St.  

Competing in the event will be Team BSRA Girls, as well as teams from Buffalo Seminary, City Honors and Mercyhurst High School in Erie, Pa. Racing will take place from approximately 9:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Founded in 2010, the nonprofit BSRA provides community access to rowing on the Buffalo River. The organization offers high school, adult (masters), Learn to Row and We Can Row programs. 

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

Popular event to feature Food Truck Rodeo, expanded Tavern, Brian Moorman’s P.U.N.T. Foundation and 40 new artisans

An iconic Western New York tradition like no other, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 33rd season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 2-5. Patrons will discover more than 400 artisans spread out over five buildings, a Food Truck Rodeo for dining and The Tavern featuring handcrafted beverages, wines and spirits. Patrons can also connect and interact with the creators of 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. 

Explore Buffalo Spotlight Tour: The Cornell Mansion

Explore Buffalo Spotlight Tour: The Cornell Mansion

Join Explore Buffalo on Oct. 21 to tour the Cornell Mansion, one of the many beautiful homes on Delaware Avenue, the Grand Avenue of Buffalo’s gilded age!

This home was built for S. Douglas Cornell who was a successful Buffalo businessman with a love for the theatre. He was a member of the Buffalo Amateurs and loved to stage theatrical performances. He created a theater on the top floor of the mansion and his granddaughter, Katharine Cornell, the “First Lady of the Theatre,” developed her passion for the stage from watching these productions. The current owner, attorney Tom Eoannou, purchased the home in 1993 and has been lovingly restoring it.

Dog Ears Bookstore Offering After School Program

Dog Ears Bookstore Offering After School Program

Dog Ears Bookstore & Literary Arts Center is offering an after school program for students in grades three through seven from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Each day targets a different set of skills. Services provided include:
• ELA homework assistance
• Reading comprehension passages
• Vocabulary enrichment
• Test-taking strategies
• Organizational skill building
• Study skills
• Peer tutoring with Bishop Timon High School and Mount Mercy Academy students
• ELA-based games, programs, clubs and projects with community members and groups

For more information, please stop by the bookstore at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, or call 823-2665.

Raise the Spirits at the Explore BOO!ffalo Halloween Bash

Raise the Spirits at the Explore BOO!ffalo Halloween Bash

Come raise the spirits with Explore Buffalo from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 28! Join in the Halloween fun at the Barrel Factory in the Old First Ward for a spooky good time with supernatural entertainment, revolting refreshments and unique cocktails from Lakeward Spirits. Take a walk through our Founding Buffalonians Cemetery and wear your best BOO!ffalo themed costume for a chance to win a creepy prize. 

Prizes will be awarded for Best Buffalo-themed, Best Couples and Best Overall costumes. Don’t forget to check out the Mummy Wine Wall and Casket Raffle (additional costs) for a chance to bring some spirits home with you!

Admission includes one drink ticket, a digital souvenir photo, finger foods, entrance in the costume contest and music by DJ Sike. Admission is 21 and over.

Children’s Book Expo Receives Garman Family Foundation Grant to Bring Authors to WNY

Children’s Book Expo Receives Garman Family Foundation Grant to Bring Authors to WNY

The third annual WNY Children’s Book Expo (WNYCBE), the area’s premier literary event for children, recently received a $9,900 grant from the Garman Family Foundation administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The funds will be used to bring six well-known authors to Buffalo, where they will visit three Buffalo Public Schools including PS 89 Dr. Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence, PS 94 West Hertel Academy and PS 95 Waterfront Elementary School.