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Batavia Downs to Host Sports Collectors Expo in February

Batavia Downs to Host Sports Collectors Expo in February

A huge lineup of professional athletes — including several Hall of Famers and members of the Buffalo Bills, Braves and Sabres — are scheduled to appear at the Sports Collectors Expo Feb. 18 and 19 in Batavia. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Kenan Center Hosts 6th Annual Wine & Beer Fest

Kenan Center Hosts 6th Annual Wine & Beer Fest

The Kenan Center will present the 6th annual Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest January 28, 2017 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Avenue, Lockport. The event is the Kenan Center’s first major event kicking off its 50th Anniversary year.

Upcoming Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Events Will Appeal to Audiences of All Ages

Upcoming Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Events Will Appeal to Audiences of All Ages

Three upcoming events in February and March will showcase the wide ranging activities that regularly take place at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

Heritage Village is pleased to announce that it will host its second annual First Ladies Tea from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The event will pay homage to our region’s female political leaders and recognize local historical figures such as First Lady Abigail Fillmore and First Lady Frances Cleveland. The First Ladies Tea will feature a traditional English tea menu, as well as a performance by Denise Reichard as First Lady Dolley Madison. Tickets are priced at $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers; tables of 10 can be reserved for $300. Reservations are required by Feb. 8. In the event of a snowstorm, this event will be held on Feb. 12.

Kenan Center to Present Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Vincent Davis II presents a personal reflection on Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech from the perspective of a young man of color and a member of Generation X, January 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the Kenan Center Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St, Lockport. Reception to follow. Appropriate for children in Intermediate through High School grades. Davis is a native of Lockport and a former member of the Kenan Center Board of Governors. He is a graduate of Cornell University.

Audubon Community Nature Center Planning 35th Annual Snowflake Sustainable Living Festival

Audubon Community Nature Center Planning 35th Annual Snowflake Sustainable Living Festival

Jamestown, NY – Audubon Community Nature Center is planning for its 35th Annual Snowflake Sustainable Living Festival to be the best yet.

Magic Moments horse-drawn Carriage Rides, Wild Spirit Education programs with owls and hawks, alpacas from Dun Roving Farms, Chautauqua County Humane Society, and Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue are some of the animal experiences being lined up.

The Festival’s emphasis on sustainability means visitors can learn about and experience ways to live a bit lighter on the planet. Opportunities are being planned for bird nest box and feeder building, butter making, soap making, wool spinning, knitting, leather working, wheat grinding, maple tapping and syrup making.

Also indoors will be children’s crafts, a basket raffle, door prizes, great shopping at the Blue Heron Gift Shop, and the opportunity to win a handmade 100% repurposed braided wool rug in the feature raffle.

Christ the King School in Snyder Plans Annual Open House Event

Christ the King School in Snyder Plans Annual Open House Event

Christ the King School, where quality education and faith are long-standing traditions, will host an open house event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, during Catholic Schools Week. The school is conveniently located at Main Street and Lamarck Drive in Snyder.

Christ the King, offering Pre-K3, Pre-K4, kindergarten and grades one through eight, provides students with a challenging curriculum that meets and exceeds New York State learning standards. Guests who tour the STREAM-designated school will learn about Christ the King’s art, music, computer, physical education and foreign language classes; clubs and extracurricular activities; safe and disciplined environment; educational field trips; Academic Intervention Services and much more! 

Visitors will also have an opportunity to meet Principal Samuel Zalacca, as well as the school’s teachers and staff.

High School Students to Compete in NFADA AutoTech Competition

High School Students to Compete in NFADA AutoTech Competition

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College will host the 2017 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition on Saturday, Jan. 14. The competition features teams of two high school automotive seniors who will go through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills and abilities. Ford Motor Company is the vehicle sponsor and will be providing six 2017 Ford Explorers for the students to compete on.

Also during the event, high school juniors will compete in a Tire Changing Rodeo. They will race against time in an Olympic-style format to dismount and mount tires using a tire-changing machine.