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UPDATED! Mercy Flight, Town Line Fire joins UNYTS, Roswell Park at Buffalo Stars Health Expo

The Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey Club’s Health Expo scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 3pm to 8pm is getting bigger with two late-added guests.  Mercy Flight is now scheduled to land at Holiday Twin Rinks, 3465 Broadway near Union in Cheektowaga, while representatives of Town Line Fire Company will be on hand to offer blood pressure checks to visitors.  These guests join Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS), who are hosting a blood drive inside the rink, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, who will be on hand to distribute potentially life-saving information.

While the Health Expo is happening in the rink lobby, the Stars will host two games on the ice.  First, the Stars’ Continental Hockey Association club will face the Springfield (MA) Junior Pics at 4:30pm, followed immediately after by the Stars’ Empire Junior Hockey League team hosting th

Spirit of Children Program Brings Halloween Party to Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

A patient at Women & Children's Hospital and Deb King, Child Life Specialist, enjoy the Spirit of Children Halloween party together.

Spirit Halloween Volunteers put on their costumes and brought Halloween cheer to the patients and families of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo this past Tuesday, October 19. Pumpkin painting, costume parades, Halloween games and crafts offer a temporary escape for the young patients.

The Spirit of Children program was launched in 2006 and is dedicated to bringing fun and funding to Hospital Child Life Departments during the Halloween season and all year long. Volunteer Spirit Halloween employees bring Halloween celebrations to the hospitals so kids can enjoy the holiday. Since its inception, Spirit of Children has raised more than $14,000 for the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to date.

Elm TWIG Cocktail Party & Auction, The Saturn Club, Oct. 26th to benefit Women & Children's Hospital

TWIG (nationwide) Together With Individual Goals; a volunteer branch of The Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.  TWIG is comprised of seven individual groups named after trees; Blue Spruce, Elm, Hydrangea, Jasmine, Lilac, Magnolia & Willow Oaks.   

Each TWIG group works independently raising funds through events or special service projects within their communities.  Each year, the combined proceeds of each TWIG is used to purchase needed medical equipment, enhance the hospital’s Child Life Program and state-of-the-art technology for health care programs at Women & Children’s Hospital. Previous years events have included Dinner Auctions, Shopping Nights, creating craft projects & stocking the TWIG Emergency Room Clothes Closet.

Annette and Colin McMahon Chair the 2010 Festival of Trees

Annette and Colin McMahon, MD, chairpersons of the Festival of Trees, are preparing for the open of the 33rd holiday season event benefiting Women & Children’s Hospital which starts November 19 and runs until December 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo 14202. It will be open 24 hours each of these days for people to come and experience the Glittering Wonderland of elegance and charm.

Sponsored by CGF Anesthesiology, Mark IV Industries Foundation and TOPS Friendly Markets, the Festival of Trees is Western New York’s premier holiday event, featuring decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts. It also serves as a significant fundraising event for Women & Children’s Hospital.

Buffalo Stars Hockey, Roswell Park, Unyts Host Health Expo Oct. 23

The Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey Club will host a Health Expo as part of their home stand Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Holiday Twin Rinks, 3465 Broadway near Union in Cheektowaga.

On this date, the Stars’ Continental Hockey Association club will face the Springfield (MA) Junior Pics at 4:15pm, while the Stars’ Empire Junior Hockey League team hosts the Brewster (NY) Bulldogs at 7:15pm.

“We’re an athletic organization, so fitness is obviously important to us,” said Buffalo Stars President and General Manager Pete Preteroti.  “But we think it’s just as important to help our hockey fans and families think about fitness too, not just our players.”

V.S. Naipaul comes to BABEL series tonight

Just Buffalo's BABEL series begins tonight! October 19, 2010, 8:00 PM

An evening with V.S. Naipaul, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo

Tickets available at the door

Students: $10

General Admission: $35

General Admission with B&ECPL library card: $25

Or use your HSBC card for discounts!

VIP (with author reception): $100

Call 716-832-5400 with questions

Tickets Left for Fourth Annual Corks and Forks Event

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Heritage Centers is announcing the limited availability of tickets to the fourth annual ‘Corks and Forks’ event.  This delicious wine and food pairing will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Downtown Buffalo.  The event will be held from 6:00pm until 8:30pm and tickets are $50 presale and $55 at the door, barring a sell-out with a small quantity left.