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VALLEY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TO HOLD “CHINESE AUCTION” ON OCT. 15th

VALLEY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TO HOLD “CHINESE AUCTION” ON OCT. 15th

The Valley Community Association will hold their annual “Chinese Auction” Basket Raffle on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at the Valley Community Center, located at 93 Leddy Street, near the junction of South Park Avenue and Elk Street in downtown Buffalo. 

Doors will open at 2pm for viewing and entering chances.  The drawings will start promptly at 7pm.  There is no admission charge and one sheet of twenty-five chances is just $5 and five sheets (125 chances) are $20.   You do not need to be present to win.

There will be over 150 prizes up for raffle including gift certificates to many local restaurants and stores, theme baskets, arts and crafts, sports memorabilia, holiday decorations, and much more!!  In addition the kitchen will open at 5pm and will be serving refreshments and food.

For more information on the VCA’s “Chinese Auction” or to donate a prize call 716-823-4707 ext. 4.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Sept. 13 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Sept. 13 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Sept. 13. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Sept. 13 (weather permitting) will be Brian & Peg from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Birdie Cree from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be Fidelis Care New York and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County.

Exhibit, Classes and Contest Planned at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Exhibit, Classes and Contest Planned at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

 

“Delirium,” with local artist Marleta Stansberry, is the next exhibit that will be featured at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca. After an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, the exhibit will remain on display for one month. The reception is free and open to the public; come and meet the artist! Musician/singer Dana Eric Misenheimer will provide entertainment during the event.

Several art classes are also scheduled at the gallery in the upcoming weeks. Kicking things off will be a watercolor class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the following Fridays: Sept.19 and 26, and Oct. 10 and 17. The cost is $80.

Catholic Charities WIC Program Offering Free Nutrition Workshops throughout September

Catholic Charities WIC Program Offering Free Nutrition Workshops throughout September

Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program hopes to help take the guesswork out of nutrition for toddlers and young children by hosting four free one-hour workshops throughout September in Niagara County focusing on portion size, healthy snack options, child-friendly recipes, how to handle ‘picky eaters’ and the importance of physical activity. The first workshop is Monday, Sept. 8 from 10-11 a.m. at the Community Health Center of Niagara Falls, 501 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Additional information about community resources, including WIC, will also be available. Children are welcome to attend and participate in the activities focused on the importance of good health, healthy eating and exercise. All attendees will also receive a free goodie bag.

Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Information Session on Foster Parent Process Sept. 9

Catholic Charities of Buffalo invites parents, families and individuals residing in Erie County who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to attend an introductory information session on Sept. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities provides foster care services to children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups who cannot live safely in their own homes or need to be placed in the permanent care of a loving family. The children under foster care may have special physical, emotional or psychological needs, and may include siblings who should be placed together. There is currently a specific need for homes to foster adolescent children ages 12-18.

Financial support, a clothing allowance and medical coverage are provided to families.

Additional upcoming information sessions include: 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7 p.m., Oct. 14, Nov. 18 and Dec. 9.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Free ‘Puppy Tales’ Series Beginning Sept. 12

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Free ‘Puppy Tales’ Series Beginning Sept. 12

 

Dog Ears Bookstore, a nonprofit neighborhood bookstore located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, is teaming up with the RealtyUSA West Seneca office to offer a new series of “Puppy Tales” story time sessions beginning Friday, Sept. 12.

Free and open to children ages 2 to 4, Puppy Tales runs from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Fridays for six weeks. Each session includes stories, a craft and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and 20 registrations will be accepted.

Prospect Hill Tour of Homes Offered by Explore Buffalo

Prospect Hill Tour of Homes Offered by Explore Buffalo

 

A special tour offered by Explore Buffalo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, will take a close look at one of the most historic sections of the city, the Prospect Hill neighborhood featuring beautiful homes on tree-lined streets.

The Prospect Hill neighborhood consists of four areas: Columbus Park, Armory Hill, Fargo Estate and the Cottage District. Homes and other buildings in each of the areas will be open for interior visits.