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Historical Society Puts the Spotlight on Niagara Square

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, in co-sponsorship with the Louise Bethune Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, is pleased to announce an evening program featuring Jennifer Walkowski, architectural historian.

Walkowski will share her insight and research about the history of Niagara Square and Buffalo City Hall in an illustrated lecture, "The Keystone of the Arch of the Plan: Edward H. Bennett's Buffalo of Tomorrow and John J. Wade's Buffalo City Hall." The talk will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13 at the History Museum.

Walkowski, acting president and founding member of the Louise Bethune Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, is the leading authority on the history and architecture of Buffalo City Hall.

Robotic Dinosaurs Run Extended Through Columbus Day Holiday

Buffalo Museum of Science will be open to the public on Monday, October 11 from 10am to 4pm

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Museum of Science will extend the run of its travelling exhibit, Robotic Dinosaurs, through Monday, October 11 in order to provide families with a fun activity on their days off from work and school. This will be the final day for visitors to experience the exhibit before it closes.

Originally scheduled to close on October 10, Robotic Dinosaurs offers guests an up-close view of nine robotic dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings, Stegosaurus and a Pteranodon. Visitors young and old can operate a hands-on control box to move the “skeleton” of a Duckbill or feel like true paleontologists at the fossil rub stations.

Corpus Christi Church will host Hawaiian Luau on Oct. 24

Corpus Christi Church will host a Hawaiian Luau on Sunday, October 24.  All are welcome to attend the 11:30a.m. Mass, followed by the luau festivities which begin at 1:00p.m. and continue until 9:00p.m.
 
This family-friendly event will feature a pig roast and Hawaiian chicken buffet from 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., and a Tiki cash bar. A Hawaiian casino, Hawaiian music and entertainment, a raffle and theme baskets will also be offered.
 
Admission is just $10 per person and includes one raffle ticket for a queen size Amish quilt.  Tickets are on sale after all Sunday Masses, or at the Parish Office, 896-1050.  Free, off-street parking is available.
 
Come dressed in your favorite Hawaiian shirt (or not) and be ready to have a great time.
 
All proceeds help to preserve Corpus Christi Church, a landmark on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
 

Fireboat Bash benefiting Friends of the Edward M. Cotter!

Who: Friends of the Edward M. Cotter, the Steam Donkeys

 What: Inaugural Fireboat Bash – Boat Rides & Beer Blast

When: Saturday, October 2nd, 12:00-6:00pm

Where: Edward M. Cotter/Swannie House, corner of Michigan & Ohio Streets

Why: Benefiting the Friends of the Edward M. Cotter, a registered 501c3 non-profit

 

Inaugural Fireboat Bash to Benefit Buffalo Landmark

Boat rides, beer blast mark event hosted by Friends of the Edward M. Cotter

 

Revolutionary War Returns to Old Fort Niagara

The American Revolution returns to Old Fort Niagara and American and British forces are vying for your support. Old Fort Niagara hosts a Revolutionary War Encampment on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10.

Beginning at 10am both days, Revolutionary War re-enactors will portray both British and American forces, offering musket and artillery demonstrations throughout the day. At 1pm each day, kids and their parents will be recruited for a mock battle by either the Patriots or the British forces.

Got Mad Ping Pong Skills?

The Broadway Market is hosting the “Broadway Battle” table tennis tournament on 10/16/2010.

All proceeds from the event go to Catholic Charities of Buffalo to help purchase and distribute turkeys to families this Thanksgiving.

Children are $5, adults are $10 or 2/$14.

The round-robin style event is designed for all skill levels.

Tournament will be overseen by an Official USATT Umpire.

Prizes and honors go to top contestants.

Open warm-up and sign-in begins at 8 am, kids round-robin begins at 10 am, adults round-robin starts at 12 pm.

Pre-register and find out more info by clicking here—>

Buffalo ReUse: Talent & Treasure Auction…

Buffalo ReUse invites you to their first-ever live auction!

On Saturday, September 25th from 8–10pm as folks bid on treasures from our inventory and talents of our staff and volunteers!

You could win a french toast breakfast in bed, a photographer for your Gramma’s 100th birthday party, a night with Olaf, a potpurri of pickles, a massage, a reprieve from laundry, a cat-sitter, a week of dog walking, a chance to entertain guests with cherries jubilee, wine making lessons, soap making lessons, coffee roasting fresh before your eyes, free car washes from BARB, installation of that rain barrel you bought two months ago and more!

[read full more about the event @ Buffalo ReUse's website--->]