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Dog Ears Bookstore Offering Parent-child Play Group

Dog Ears Bookstore Offering Parent-child Play Group

 

Parents are invited to bring their child between the ages of 18 and 30 months to Dog Ears Bookstore for the new parent-child play group facilitated by Maureen McDonnell, a New York State-licensed speech language pathologist.

The group encourages and fosters social play and interaction, language learning through books and songs, communication skills, exposure to early literacy skills and spending special time with a parent. Each visit will include small group play, stories and circle time with music, songs and a snack.

Annual South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 19

Annual South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 19

 

South Buffalo Alive’s 15th annual Garden Tour, showcasing approximately 50 beautiful properties throughout South Buffalo and the Old First Ward neighborhood, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19. 

The Garden Tour includes a wide variety of homes and businesses showcasing amazing gardens, landscaping and other outdoor features. There are several first-time stops on this year’s self-guided tour, according to South Buffalo Alive’s Marge Ryan. 

Explore Buffalo Launches New Bus Tours

Explore Buffalo Launches New Bus Tours

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced a schedule of specialty bus tours.

Buffalo Highlights by Bus: Historic Treasures

July 10 & 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tickets: $25, students and season pass holders $20

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details. 

Explore Buffalo Releases Busy July Calendar of Events

Explore Buffalo Releases Busy July Calendar of Events

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of July events across Western New York. 

Special Event

Lockport Tour Kickoff Party

Dog Ears to Host Book Signing with Father Zajac

Dog Ears to Host Book Signing with Father Zajac

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café will host a book review and signing with Richard E. Zajac, author of Life Injections IV, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2. Dog Ears is located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Summer Reading & Writing Camp for Kids

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Summer Reading & Writing Camp for Kids

 

As a part of their ongoing program to encourage literacy among all ages, Dog Ears Bookstore & The Enlightenment Literary Arts Center will again offer free sessions of their Summer Reading & Writing Camp for children in the Buffalo area.

Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature reading and writing activities, games and more, all of which align with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. Each session is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

The first session, sponsored by South District Councilman Chris Scanlon, will take place on the following dates: