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2011 March for Babies is Kicking off at the Buffalo Zoo February 24

2011 March for Babies is Kicking off at the Buffalo Zoo February 24

March of Dimes is kicking off its annual March for Babies fundraiser Thursday, February 24 at the Buffalo Zoo. The event is one of the organizations most popular and raises over $200,000 annually.

The event starts at 6:00 PM at The Buffalo Zoo Children's Resource Center, 300 Parkside Drive in Buffalo. The event draws out over 1,500 walkers in support of the cause.

Nearly 600 babies are born premature every week in New York alone. The March of Dimes helps mothers with newborns, healthy and premature, and gives them all the tools they need to keep babies healthy.

 

Elmwood Village Association to Host Family Skate Day

Elmwood Village Association to Host Family Skate Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Elmwood Village Association is pleased to present Family Skate Day for all Elmwood Village Association members and guests on Sunday, February 27th, 2011 from 1:00pm - 2:50pm at the Buffalo State Ice Arena!

The Elmwood Village Association will cover the cost of skating for the first 160 Elmwood Village Association members that attend. Not a current member of the Elmwood Village Association? You can become a member during the event and receive free ice time for you and your family compliments of the Elmwood Village!

Each participant must provide their own skates and sign a legal release in order to participate. Skates may be rented at the Buffalo State College Ice Arena during the event.  Skate rental fees are $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Thank you to our event sponsor Joe's Service Center located at Elmwood & Amherst Street for their generous support of this event and our community.

Buffalo Zoo’s Snow Leopard Cubs To Move to the Chahinkapa Zoo

Buffalo Zoo’s Snow Leopard Cubs To Move to the Chahinkapa Zoo

Buffalo, NY– Ketu and Makalu, the Buffalo Zoo’s two male snow leopard cubs, will find a new home at the Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton, North Dakota.

The cubs will leave the Buffalo Zoo early Thursday morning and travel by truck to North Dakota.  The Chahinkapa Zoo’s curator, Tom Schmaltz, will accompany the cubs and monitor them throughout the trip to ensure they arrive safely.

Legislator Miller-Williams Announces HEAP Sessions Set in 3rd District for February and March 2011

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo) is announcing that Heating Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) outreach sessions will be held at several locations within the 3rd  District . All HEAP sessions will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, people can contact the HEAP hotline at 858-7870, visit http://www.erie.gov/depts/socialservices/heap.asp to access information about HEAP or contact Ms. TuWanner Cleveland, Legislative Assistant at (716) 842-0490.

 

  • MONDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2011

Schiller Park Community Center

2056 Genesee Street

Buffalo, NY 14211

 

  • WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2011

Friends to the Elderly

118 E. Utica Street

Buffalo, NY 14209

Co-Sponsored with Legislator Grant 7th District

 

NEW World Renowned Parent-Child Home Program Kicks-Off at Belle Center

NEW World Renowned Parent-Child Home Program Kicks-Off at Belle Center

Buffalo, New York – February 7, 2011 – The Belle Center is pressing forward to equip the diverse, low-socioeconomic children and their families on the Lower West Side of Buffalo with the tools needed for success in school and beyond through its NEW Parent-Child Home Program. Statistics show that students enrolled in Parent-Child Home Programs worldwide are more than 30 percent likely to graduate from high school than their peers who have not been in the program.

The New Parent-Child Home Program kicks-off February 7, 2011. The program is for children ages 1 and ½ to 4 years old. To enroll contact: PCHP Program Coordinator Nina Kean 716-845-0485 ext. 21.

Valentine’s Day-Themed Activities at the Buffalo Zoo

Valentine’s Day-Themed Activities at the Buffalo Zoo

Family Valentine’s Day AND Sea Lion Kiss Encounters!

Buffalo, NY – Have some fun with your loved ones at the Buffalo Zoo with Buffalo Zoo’s Family Valentine’s Day event on Sunday, February 13, 2011!

The event will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Enjoy animal enrichment activities and making cards for your family and friends (or even your favorite animal at the Zoo!). Activities are FREE with Zoo admission.

For more information, please call (716) 995-6133, or visit the Zoo’s website at www.buffalozoo.org.

The event schedule is as follows:

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Valentine’s Day card-making crafts (Activity will take place inside the education department’s Children’s Resource Center.)

The following animals are receiving a special Valentine’s Day enrichment at their exhibit:

BUFFALO ZOO PRESENTATION: Climate Change and its Effect on Polar Bears

BUFFALO ZOO PRESENTATION: Climate Change and its Effect on Polar Bears

ZOO’S CURATOR OF EDUCATION PRESENTS FREE PROGRAM

AT THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY IN TOWN OF TONAWANDA.

Buffalo, N.Y. – The public is invited to a special presentation by Buffalo Zoo Curator of Education Tiffany Vanderwerf on climate change and its effect on polar bears. The free lecture is Sunday February 20th at noon at The Church of the Nativity, on Colvin Boulevard at Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda. The presentation is part of the Buffalo Zoo’s “Be Cool for Polar Bears” speaking tour.