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Canalside to Host Second Annual Auto & Boat Show

Canalside to Host Second Annual Auto & Boat Show

The second annual Canalside Auto & Boat Show, featuring more than 250 new cars, trucks, RVs, sailboats, powerboats and personal watercraft, will take place Aug. 5-7 at Canalside in downtown Buffalo. Sponsored by Canalside, the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Anchor Marine, the event is free and open to the public.

Event hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Food and drink offerings, and entertainment, will also be featured throughout the weekend show.

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Justin Bailey to Sign Autographs at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Justin Bailey to Sign Autographs at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Buffalo Sabres right wing and Williamsville native Justin Bailey will visit Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, for an autograph-signing event. Bases Loaded is located at 794 French Road in Cheektowaga.

Bailey was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Last year he played in eight games with the Sabres and 70 games with the Rochester Americans, where he produced 20 goals and 25 assists.

Autographs will be free with the purchase of a photo, puck or other hockey item from Bases Loaded. 

Audubon Nature Center Days at Panama Rocks August 6 and 7

Audubon Nature Center Days at Panama Rocks August 6 and 7

Jamestown, NY – Two of the region’s premier nature showcases are joining forces to present two days of delightful outdoor fun and learning.

On Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, volunteers and staff of the Audubon Nature Center will offer special opportunities at Panama Rocks, the beautiful natural playground in Panama, New York.

Visitors will be able to explore the scenic half-mile long ridge of 60-foot high rocks that form crevices, passageways, and caves hidden in an ancient forest.

Retired Jamestown Community College professors Tom Erlandson and Dan Anderson will be stationed along the trails to teach you about the rocks and trees. Visitors can also explore displays and artifacts from the Nature Center and possibly meet one or more of the Nature Center’s live animal ambassadors.

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is once again excited to bring the top seven drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.

“Upon their arrival in Western New York, the members of the drum corps will try to catch up on their sleep — on the gym floors — and then get up and rehearse all day,” said Drums Along the Waterfront Director Jack Gaylord Jr. “Corps are known to practice for up to 10 hours a day in preparation for a big show like the one coming here.”

Following are the seven participating drum corps and where they will be staying in preparation for the event:

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Learn How You Can Help Save Monarch Butterflies

Learn How You Can Help Save Monarch Butterflies

Jamestown, NY – It is a sad fact that Monarch Butterflies populations are declining drastically.

On Friday morning, August 5, in a coffee shop-like setting at the Audubon Nature Center, you can learn about this unique insect and how to help increase its population by raising caterpillars.

Last year, there were 150% more Monarchs on their wintering ground than there were the year before.  Audubon naturalist Katie Finch, who will lead the 9:15-11:15 a.m. workshop, hopes some of those butterflies came from the Nature Center.

Audubon has been raising large numbers of Monarch Butterflies for 10 years and releasing them at the Monarch Butterfly Festival in August. This year’s Festival will be on Saturday, August 27.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Readies for Scottish Festival, Antique Radio Swap Meet

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Readies for Scottish Festival, Antique Radio Swap Meet

An Antique Radio Swap Meet and the highly anticipated Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival featuring the 2016 Masters World Championship Highland Games highlight the August calendar at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

The Niagara Frontier Wireless Association will hold its annual Antique Radio Swap Meet from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6. Radios dating from the 1920s through the 1960s will be offered for sale along with a wide selection of vintage electronics, tube amps, phonographs, speakers, advertising and assorted parts. The Swap Meet will be held outdoors in the main parking lot, and admission to the event is free. Admission to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is additional and available during open business hours from noon to 4:30 p.m.  

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions to Invade Ralph Wilson Stadium

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions to Invade Ralph Wilson Stadium

The annual Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions, Western New York’s premier “music in motion” event featuring seven of the top drum corps in the world, returns to Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.

Sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions will feature the reigning and 17-time world champion Blue Devils (Concord, CA), along with the Bluecoats (Canton, OH), The Cadets (Allentown, PA), Carolina Crown (Fort Mill, SC), The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL), Phantom Regiment (Rockford, IL) and Boston Crusaders (Boston, MA). The lineup has 38 DCI titles among them!