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Trocaire College to Host Artisan Show

A variety of talented local artisans will participate in a one day only show and sale to benefit Trocaire College – a portion of the proceeds from the show will support the Trocaire Alumni Scholarship Fund.  The “Artisan Show” will be held at Trocaire’s Russell J. Salvatore School located at 6681 Transit Road in Lancaster (behind Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More) on Saturday, November 20 from 11 am – 4 pm. 

EARTHLINGS Screening at The Screening Room

There will be a FREE screening of Earthlings held at The Screening Room, located at 3131 Sheridan Drive on Monday November 22nd at 6pm. Snacks will be available. Donations are appreciated, and will be collected with half being donated to Nation Earth, the makers of the film, and the other to Farm Sanctuary. (See the official trailer after the fold. )

On the Earthlings site, the film is described as follows:

"EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary ever made, EARTHLINGS is nicknamed “the Vegan maker” for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, pet stores, puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, the leather and fur trades, sporting events, circuses and research labs.

Primordial Strength to Offer Concussion Reduction Seminar to Area Athletes

Sports-related concussions have been all over the news lately, thanks in large part to some serious injuries that have occurred in recent NFL and NHL games.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 11, Primordial Strength Inc. — a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement — will conduct a Concussion Reduction Seminar through Neck and Trap Training at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. The cost is $40, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the annual Trench Trophy award event. The trophy is presented annually to Western New York’s high school “Lineman of the Year.”

Annual Red Jacket Awards to be given Nov. 18 @ BECHS

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society's Red Jacket Award is given annually in recognition of quiet, continued, unbroken devotion to civic progress. Created 53 years ago, in 1957, the award is based upon a medal presented in 1792 by President George Washington to the renowned Seneca orator and leader Red Jacket.

This year, the Board of Managers and Regents of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society has selected Wayne D. Wisbaum, and brothers Christopher T. and Finley R. Greene, as recipients of the award. Wisbaum is an attorney and devoted public servant, as is Christopher Greene. The late Finley Greene was a fundraising professional who aided many non-profit causes and organizations over the course of his decades-long career.

Festival of Trees Will Provide Funds to Purchase New Electronic Fetal

Proceeds from the 2010 Festival of Trees will fund new Electronic Fetal Monitors for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.   This gift, made possible in part by event sponsors like CGF Anesthesiology Associates, PC, Mark IV Industries Foundation, Tops Friendly Markets, Fisher-Price and the physician members of University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc., will enable the Hospital to replace all the monitors with the latest and most state-of-the–art equipment.  Constant monitoring and examination during the labor process will allow doctors to monitor progress and ensure the safest possible delivery with minimal complication for both baby and mother.    

Party for the Barks

Have you and your dog been to the The Barkyard? How about the Buffalo Yacht Club? Here is a way to enjoy one while helping out the other.

Come support the Barkyard at this year's annual Party for the Barks, Wednesday, November 3, at the Buffalo Yacht Club. Enjoy hors-d'oeuvres, beer and wine, basket raffles and more! Admission is a donation of $25, or two for $40 when purchased in advance. Visit the Barkyard website for more information.

Join Literacy Volunteers for Cocktails in Character!

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Literary characters come to life at Shea’s on Thursday, November 4 - from Scarlett O’Hara to the Cat in the Hat, from Tom Sawyer to Cleopatra – in what promises to be a novel evening of fun. 

We encourage you to dress as your favorite book character, or come as you are, to celebrate and support Literacy Volunteers.

Many of Western New York’s finest restaurants will provide samplings,and beer and wine tastings will also be served. A cash bar will feature literary-themed cocktails, including:

- Long John Silver Pirate’s Rum & Coke
- James Bond 007 Martini
- Scarlett O’Hara
- The Invisible Man-darin Vodka Iced Tea
- Boo Radley’s Root Beer Float Featuring Vanilla Vodka

An extensive raffle and silent auction will feature unique and creative items, many with a literary theme.

The evening will also include guided behind-the-scenes tours of Shea’s Performing Arts Center,and other surprises.