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Trunk or Treat

The Matt Urban Center is sponsoring a one-of-a-kind Halloween event for kids in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood.  The event, Trunk-or-Treat, will provide a safe way for kids to trick-or-treat in this neighborhood.  It will be held on Friday, October 29 from 3-6pm on the driveway to the Central Terminal, at Memorial and Paderewski.

Children will trick or treat at people’s car trunks along the promenade of the Central Terminal.  Inside the Matt Urban Center HOPE Center at 385 Paderewski there will be food and games, and a costume contest will be held at 5pm on the front lawn of 385 Paderewski, with prizes for the best costume.

We are looking for volunteers to come and decorate the trunks of their cars (and themselves!) and hand out candy to the kids.  If you are interested, please contact Tara Murray at (716) 893-7222 ext 306.  There is a $5 donation requested. 

All Souls Day Commemoration - 10/31/2010

Please join us in praying for the souls of our dearly departed loved ones on Sunday, Oct. 31 in the age old Polish tradition of visiting the cemetery around All Souls Day.

In Poland, people travel from all over the country to visit the graves of their dearly departed. They place candles and flowers (usually mums) on graves of ancestors and friends, favorite teachers, etc.

Here are a video of how it's done there:

Pet Connection Plans November Community Events

November is shaping up to be a very busy month for the volunteers of Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla.

On Friday, November 5, volunteers and puppies will visit one of Buffalo’s most historically significant buildings — the Larkin at Exchange Building — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Table Tennis Tournament Raises Funds for Turkeys, But Need Still Not Met

BUFFALO, N.Y. – With Catholic Charities of Buffalo in need of  turkeys for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Broadway Market held the first-ever “Broadway Battle” Table Tennis Tournament Oct. 16, where players competed to win the title of tournament champion – all in the name of a good cause.

Winners of the tournament were Ray Nagel, first place; Cliff Falk, second place; Tom Handley, third place; and Scott Gaddi, fourth place. Richard Roman, an official USA Table Tennis referee, donated his time to oversee the tournament and Former Miss Buffalo Nina Perino sang the National Anthem.

Entry fees totaling $210 were donated to Catholic Charities to provide turkeys to families in need this Thanksgiving. But even with this contribution, food will still be in short supply according to Eileen Nowak, Catholic Charities’ director of Parish Outreach and Advocacy.

Walsh Insurance Group Donates $50,000 to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

On Saturday, October 23rd, over 100 employees from the Walsh Insurance Group donated their time to plant 150 trees and dozens of flower bulbs along the ring road in Delaware Park.  These new trees and their maintenance will be paid for by a generous donation of $50,000 from the Walsh Insurance Group and their subsidiaries.

Have Your Loved Ones Remembered at Saint Adalbert's Mass of Remembrance

If you would like to submit names to be remembered during Saint Adalbert's 11/13 Mass of Remembrance, you can fill out the attached form.

Names will be read and a candle will be lit in their memory (those who would like to bring forward the candle themselves during the Mass will have the opportunity to do so).

There is $5.00 charge for candles.

Even if you can't attend the Mass, this is a nice way to honor a loved one and support Saint Adalbert Basilica.

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For more info about the Mass of Remembrance, please visit http://saintadalbertbasilica.org.

Free Flu Vaccinations at ECMC on Friday

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Free flu vaccinations will be available to area residents at Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider Street, on Friday, October 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vaccines will be administered in a tent in Parking Lot A, across from Litchfield.

Each year, the influenza viruses in the flu vaccine are modified based on the international surveillance of the strains of viruses likely to circulate. Everyone six months and older should be vaccinated, but more importantly those who are more susceptible should have the vaccine administered.  More susceptible individuals include: pregnant women, children two to five years of age, adults 50 years of age and older, those with chronic medical conditions, and those living in long term care facilities.