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Tickets available for 20th anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event

Tickets available for 20th anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event

The 20th annual Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions, Western New York’s premier “music in motion” event featuring eight of the top drum corps in the world, returns to New Era Field in Orchard Park at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.

Sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions will have a noticeable “blue” theme this year. Drum corps scheduled to compete include the reigning world champion Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, along with the 17-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils of Concord, California. Also participating are the Blue Knights of Denver, Colorado; Blue Stars of La Crosse, Wisconsin; The Cadets of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Carolina Crown of Ft. Mills, South Carolina; Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Illinois; and Santa Clara Vanguard of Santa Clara, California. This colorful lineup has captured a total of 41 DCI World Champion titles!

Metzelaars, McKeller and Bentley added to Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo

Metzelaars, McKeller and Bentley added to Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo

Western New York’s next Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Former Buffalo Sabres great Rob Ray will be on hand to sign autographs at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 per autograph on any item. Additional guests just added to the lineup include former Buffalo Bills Pete Metzelaars, Keith McKeller and Ray Bentley. Metzelaars and McKeller will sign autographs from noon until 2 p.m. at a cost of $15 per item, while Bentley will sign for free with a purchase at his table throughout the show.

Olear Team Plans Informational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers

Olear Team Plans Informational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present educational seminars at senior communities this spring. Seminar locations include Sandra Lane Apartments in North Tonawanda and the Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield. 

The seminars are open to the community and focus on real estate topics relevant to older adults and their loved ones and caregivers, including right-sizing and simplifying a living situation, legal and regulatory issues to be aware of, and available resources and tools related to these matters. 

Seminars will be held on the following dates:
• March 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandra Lane Apartments, 705 Sandra Lane, North Tonawanda.
• March 23 at 11:30 a.m. at Elderwood, 100 Crestwood Court, Wheatfield.

Kenan Gallery to Host Two Special Programs

Kenan Gallery to Host Two Special Programs

The Kenan Center will host two special programs in conjunction with the current Buffalo Society of Artists exhibit in the House Gallery. A Tea & Tour will take place on March 5 from 1-3 PM. Guests enjoy light luncheon fare, dessert and tea followed by a conversation with BSA artists. $25/person. Advance reservations are required by calling 433-2617 or visiting the Kenan Center Business Office.

On March 12 from 2-4 PM, members of the BSA will provide free tours of the exhibit.

The Kenan Center House Gallery is located at 433 Locust St, Lockport. For more information, go to www.kenancenter.org.

 

 

 

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo to Feature Appearance by Rob Ray

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo to Feature Appearance by Rob Ray

Western New York’s next Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Former Buffalo Sabres great Rob Ray will be on hand to sign autographs at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 per autograph on any item. 

This show will feature local and out-of-state dealers showcasing vintage as well as newer sports cards and memorabilia, including items from Memorial Auditorium, publications, programs, pennants, autographs, photos, videos, souvenirs and much more. J.M. Bobbing Head Restorations, specializing in paper mache dolls, will also take part in the event; bring in any paper mache dolls needing repair for evaluation.

Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants

Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants

With the official start to spring right around the corner, preparations for Lewiston GardenFest are now underway. The 12th annual event, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club is set for Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 along Center Street in Lewiston. Applications are now being accepted for both vendors and for local residents interested in participating in the open gardens during Lewiston GardenFest.

“Lewiston GardenFest is completely run by volunteers from the local community and Lewiston Garden Club members,” said Doreen Albee, chair, Lewiston GardenFest. “We rely on our vendor partners and Lewiston residents to enhance the offerings and beautification ideas we are able to provide for garden enthusiasts from across Western New York and Southern Ontario throughout the fun-filled weekend. In addition, this is a special year for us as the Lewiston Garden Club is marking 90 years and will celebrate during the 2017 Lewiston GardenFest.”

Kenan Center Launches Jazz Series February 25

Kenan Center Launches Jazz Series February 25

Following the success of its Tidings of Comfort & Jazz holiday concerts in December, the Kenan Center, in collaboration with The Carriage House Players, will launch a 50th Anniversary Jazz Series featuring some top names in jazz – both locally and nationally. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM in the Taylor Theater, a 153-seat carriage house on the Kenan Center campus that provides an intimate, club-like atmosphere, and will feature two full sets of music.