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Number the Stars Opens at TOY February 4, 2011

Number the Stars Opens at TOY February 4, 2011

Theatre of Youth Company (TOY) is pleased to present Number the Stars, adapted from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry.  Performances will begin Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 7pm and public performances continue on Saturdays & Sundays at 2 pm through February 13th, 2011.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 716.884.4400 x 304 or online at www.theatreofyouth.org.  This production is sponsored by Independent Health & National Fuel.

TOY Introduces New Winter Re-Charge Theatre School this February

TOY Introduces New Winter Re-Charge Theatre School this February

Education has always been a large component of Theatre of Youth’s (TOY) mission and that mission is manifested each year with the development of the TOY Theatre School.  Existing in various forms since TOY’s inception in 1972, the TOY Theatre School is entering its third consecutive year of popular workshops since their move to the Historic Allendale Theatre in 2001.  The Winter Re-Charge series, taking place February 21-25 during the 2011 winter break, marks the first time that TOY has been able to offer mid-season workshops to local children.  The cost per student is $150 and classes are restricted to just 12 students per teacher. 

First Annual Winter Carnival at the Historical Society: Indoor and Outdoor Activities for ALL AGES!

First Annual Winter Carnival at the Historical Society: Indoor and Outdoor Activities for ALL AGES!

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society's all-age, indoor/outdoor Winter Carnival will take place Sunday, January 23, 2011, from 1 to 4 p.m. This event is made possible with generous support from the Northwest Buffalo Community Center.

Special guest Sabretooth, the Buffalo Sabres' beloved mascot, will be here to greet visitors and pose for photos.

Outdoor activities include snowshoeing with Tifft Nature Preserve instructors, Iroquois Snowsnake game demonstrations, sledding, and snowman building.

Indoor activities will include face painting, arts & crafts, mini-museum tours and artifact scavenger hunts. In addition, everyone can enjoy live music from Vitamin D, a young local band that plays family-friendly reggae, funk and soul music. Indulge in delicious, locally made baked goods from Chrusciki Bakery, and free hot chocolate! Also the Museum’s model trains will be running all afternoon.

Matt Urban Hope Center Clothing Closet Ribbon Cutting!

Matt Urban Hope Center Clothing Closet Ribbon Cutting!

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Today, Friday, January 14, 2011 at 4:30pm, we will be unveiling the East Hill Professional Clothing Closet. This free Clothing Closet will provide free clothing for individuals seeking employment.

Funding was provided by the East Hill Foundation. The Niagara Frontier Boy Scouts provided the labor to create the Clothing Closet.

Please join us at 4:30pm at the Matt Urban Hope Center/ Polonia Hall at 385 Paderewski Drive to celebrate.

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

The French Connection — Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Richard Martin — will be appearing December 26 and 27 at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest is being held December 26-29 and is sponsored by Towne Automotive Group, Certo Brothers Distributing Company and Sgroi Financial LLC, in association with WNY Hockey Magazine. Hockey fans from Western New York, Southern Ontario and around the world will also be in downtown Buffalo during this time for the World Junior hockey tournament.

All are Welcomed to Worship this Christmas

All are Welcomed to Worship this Christmas

The real meaning of Christmas transcends the shopping mall and the gifts found beneath the tree. How do you plan to encounter the real meaning of season?

You are invited to join in an experience of peace and joy in Christmas worship at any of our churches located throughout the seven counties of Western New York.

For the locations and worship times of churches near you, visit www.episcopalwny.org/christmas-worship.

The Rail Barons on Board with Model Trains at the Historical Society

The Rail Barons on Board with Model Trains at the Historical Society

All on board for the holiday running of the Rail Barons display!

The Rail Barons will be in residence at the Historical Society and running the model train set-up every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 28 through Feb. 28, with a special holiday schedule that includes December 26, 28, 29, 30, and January 2.

The Rail Barons display includes HO-gauge model trains running on more than 200 feet of track, as well as a scale Erie Canal lock and 100 miniature buildings portraying Buffalo and Western New York at the turn of the 20th century.

Visitors to the train display will also enjoy access to the museum’s exhibits, including the new “Fact, Fiction & Spectacle: The Trial of Red Jacket,” which features several of the museum’s most remarkable artifacts, while telling an amazing story of one of our region’s well-known figures, the Seneca orator Red Jacket.