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Beckett Card Grading, Authentication Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading, Authentication Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host representatives from Beckett Grading Services and Beckett Authentication Services from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. Your BGS-graded cards will be returned in a unique, protective cardholder. Beckett uses an easy-to-understand one- to 10-point grading scale to rate sports cards, which are graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, magazines, pocket schedules and gaming cards.

Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA to Celebrate Lunar New Year

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (Jan. 17, 2017) ­ - Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will celebrate Lunar New Year with a variety of special events taking place from Jan. 28 – Feb. 12.

During the two week period, guests can visit Guest Services, located near Saks OFF 5th at Mall Entrance 6, to receive a celebratory red envelope containing a complimentary commemorative Year of the Rooster Green Savings Card. The savings card provides up to $800 in savings at participating Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls stores.

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.