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Buffalo Gives Back: A Fun Family Resource Festival & Giveaway Event

Buffalo Gives Back: A Fun Family Resource Festival & Giveaway Event

This spring the “City of Good Neighbors” will join forces for “Buffalo Gives Back”- A Fun Family Resource Festival & Giveaway Event!” The event will take place at The Belle Center from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 7, 2011 at 104 Maryland St. Buffalo, NY 14201.

We are excited about this collaboration between local agencies to give back and share how their organizations help the Buffalo community. During the event 1000 bags of groceries will be distributed to event goers. There will be: Interactive Exhibits from More Than 15 Organizations, a Live Cooking & Urban Farm demonstration, Face Painting & Fun Children’s activities, Special Mother’s Day activities, a Community Cook Out with prizes and more! Free to the community!

This event is serving as a kick-off to AmeriCorps Week 2011.

Celebrate Spring at the Mother Daughter Tea

Celebrate Spring at the Mother Daughter Tea

Are you ready for a breath of spring?  Perhaps trying to think of something special to do, just in time for Mother’s Day? Or would you really enjoy an afternoon out with the girls?  The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site has the perfect solution – Mother Daughter Tea.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Celebrates Opening Day May 7

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Celebrates Opening Day May 7

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, opens for the 2011 season on Saturday, May 7. Hours at the open-air market are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine.

Local singer/guitarist Kate Shaffer will kick off the market’s entertainment schedule, performing from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m. At 10:15 a.m., a special presentation will honor the winner of the market’s 2011 poster competition, JoAnn Andolina of Williamsville.

Additionally, the market welcomes three local nonprofit organizations who will be distributing information about their organizations.

Young Savers Get Rewarded

Young Savers Get Rewarded

Are your kids on the right track to financial independence?

For many of today's young adults, that goal is still a long way off. Forty-one percent of parents still provide some level of financial support to their children ages 23 to 28.

May Day-Themed Family Day at the Historical Society

May Day-Themed Family Day at the Historical Society

The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society announces its first 2011 Family Day, presented with generous support from Northwest Buffalo Community Center.

Join us at this marvelous May Day celebration; all ages are welcome to come and enjoy.

"Fair Housing Fair" April 30 Celebrates Fair Housing Month With Workshops, Prizes

"Fair Housing Fair" April 30 Celebrates Fair Housing Month With Workshops, Prizes

In honor of Fair Housing Month, the West Side Housing Partnership will host a Community Fair Housing Fair Saturday, April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Belle Center. The fair will feature free workshops and raffle prizes, refreshments and a host of information on fair housing issues. Council Member David Rivera, a member of the Partnership, will speak on fair housing issues.

Free "Sound of Music" Screening at Shea's

Free "Sound of Music" Screening at Shea's

Buffalo, NY – Perry’s Ice Cream FREE FAMILY FILM SERIES at Shea’s Performing Arts Center provides free family-oriented movies to the general public.  The 20th Annual Film Series continues on Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.) with a free screening of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. 

Free tickets are available NOW at the Shea’s Ticket Office (Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat.: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and approximately one week prior to the film date at Wegmans Customer Service Desks (Erie/Niagara counties). Entrance to the theatre is available through Pearl St. and Main St.  Movie tickets/seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis only.  

Movie Synopsis: In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun.