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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.

Registration for the Buffalo Zoo's Winter Nature Camp 2010 is Still Open!

Registration for the Buffalo Zoo's Winter Nature Camp 2010 is Still Open!

 

Join In The Fun December 27-31!

The Buffalo Zoo’s Winter Nature Camp is designed to enable children, ages 5 through 12 years old, to experience the wonders of winter by attending a variety of workshops that include live animal contact under the supervision of Zoo staff, games, exhibit visits, crafts and more! Morning workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon, while afternoon sessions run from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Campers may also be registered for a full day (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

The registration fee for a morning OR afternoon workshop is $20 per child for Zoo members and $25 for non-members. The fee for a full day (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) is $36 per child for Zoo members and $45 for non-members.  Please note that Winter Nature Camp also includes some outdoor activities, so campers are advised to wear appropriate clothing.

Holiday Event to Benefit AIDS Community Services

Ebenezer: Do You Believe A Man Can Change?, a unique one-man show by Lee John to benefit AIDS Community Services, will be held at 7:30 p.m. December 15 and 16 at the Evergreen Conference Center/BUA, 119 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 499-1755.

Lee John explores Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in a unique, fun and intensely emotional way. It is a “behind the scenes” look at Ebenezer’s fateful night. In Lee’s version, Jacob Marley is not repentant, yet has one word that can save us all. The three ghosts are “off-duty union workers” that spout wisecracks and wisdom to the audience.  They discuss silk sheets, TJ Maxx, movies, obesity, husky jeans, union rules and yes, Ebenezer. 

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest Coming to Downtown Buffalo

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest Coming to Downtown Buffalo

The world is coming to Buffalo ... and we’re throwing a party!

HockeyTowne USA Fan Fest, four days of fun for kids, moms, dads and hockey enthusiasts, is coming to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo December 26-29. Admission is just $5 per person, and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission.

A private VIP party featuring The Boys of Summer will be held on Sunday, December 26. HockeyTowne USA Fan Fest will then open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, December 27 and Tuesday, December 28, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 29.

There's something for everyone!