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Kenan Center Presents "Cinderella" This Weekend

Kenan Center Presents "Cinderella" This Weekend

For a 15th year, the nationally renowned Missoula Children's Theatre is in Lockport to present an original musical with a cast of local young perfromers. This year's performance is the fairytale classic, "Cinderella." Performances will take place at the Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Avenue, at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. Admission at the door is $7 for all seats; children 2 and under are free.

In this twist on the popular fairy tale, a pumpkin coach, Prince Charming, a glass slipper, and a dream come true are woven together by the magic of a Fairy Godmother. When Cinderella’s stepsisters try to keep Cinderella from attending the ball, the Fairy Godmother enlists the help of the Mice and Pumpkins and is able to transform Cinderella just in time for the big event. Also featured are Cleo the Cat, Fido the Dog, the Lords and Ladies, the Town Criers, the King, and the Beggars.

For more information, go to kenancenter.org or call 433-2617.

 

Exit 2 Bar & Grille Plans Rock-tober Fest, Anniversary Party

Exit 2 Bar & Grille Plans Rock-tober Fest, Anniversary Party

A Rock-tober Fest featuring music by The Boys of Summer will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Exit 2 Bar & Grille. The restaurant is located at 3191 Eggert Road in Tonawanda in the Colvin Eggert Plaza, just off Exit 2 of the I-290.

In addition to live music, other Rock-tober Fest highlights will include a beer tent, best costume contest and a silent auction featuring a guitar autographed by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls! Tickets are just $5 and are available pre-sale at the restaurant or on the day of the event at the door. Guests must be 21 or older. Proceeds from the event will benefit Music Is Art.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, Exit 2 will celebrate its fourth anniversary with a party from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. featuring music by Busted Stuff. Drink and appetizer specials will be offered.

Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season

Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season

We all cope with grief in different ways, but with the holiday season quickly approaching, it can set off emotions that can be extremely difficult to deal with alone.

“For many individuals, intense grieving is often centered around those times of year — birthdays, anniversaries, holidays — when we miss our loved ones even more,” said Monica Farrar, a licensed mental health counselor and private clinician in Williamsville. “When you lose someone close to you, it’s not uncommon to lose interest in celebrating holidays and special occasions because these events magnify your loss.

“While these times may be sad, it is OK to smile and have moments of peace and even laughter. It is OK to remember and honor your love and loss, accept the reality of the situation and allow yourself to feel all emotions, including both joy and sadness.”

Vendors Sought for Collectors & Artisans Expo; Event to Benefit Local Organizations

Vendors Sought for Collectors & Artisans Expo; Event to Benefit Local Organizations

Fresh off a successful first Collectors’ Expo in September, a second Collectors & Artisans Expo has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

“We’re very excited to be bringing the Expo back to Buffalo’s Irish Heritage District just one week before the city celebrates St. Patrick’s Day,” said Joe Kirchmyer of West Seneca, organizer of the event. “We are currently accepting new vendors who can bring interesting items to the Expo such as sports memorabilia, coins, stamps, antiques, original artwork, handcrafted goods, trains, toys, bottles, comic books, music and theatre memorabilia, and more.”

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

Popular event to feature Food Truck Rodeo, expanded Tavern, Brian Moorman’s P.U.N.T. Foundation and 40 new artisans

An iconic Western New York tradition like no other, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 33rd season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 2-5. Patrons will discover more than 400 artisans spread out over five buildings, a Food Truck Rodeo for dining and The Tavern featuring handcrafted beverages, wines and spirits. Patrons can also connect and interact with the creators of countless product lines at the event.

Once again this year, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long. 

Come to Audubon Nature Play Day Sunday, October 15

Come to Audubon Nature Play Day Sunday, October 15

Jamestown, NY – You and the young one(s) in your life are invited to come and play outside with a naturalist.

On Sunday afternoon, October 15, 2017, Audubon Community Nature Center is offering a Nature Play Day to let children explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment and learn how to continue the nature play experience at home.

Children ages two to eight and their favorite adults can drop in anytime from 1 to 4 p.m. in Audubon’s Nature Play Area.

Unstructured play outside is beneficial to a child’s physical and mental development as well as their understanding and appreciation of the natural world. However, concerns about safety, location, materials and the value of play are often barriers in creating these experiences. This program aims to inspire both kids and adults to make discoveries and feel more comfortable about the natural world through play.

Local Educator Hopes to Share His Love for the Great Outdoors with a New, Younger Audience

Local Educator Hopes to Share His Love for the Great Outdoors with a New, Younger Audience

Dave Bauer made a career out of teaching environmental science to teenagers, and now that he’s retired, he wants to cut back a little bit. No, not on teaching students about his love for the environment and the great outdoors. That will never change.

What he would like to do is cut back on the age of the students a wee bit, and bring his message to the kindergarten through grade three population … and their parents, teachers, librarians, principals and school administrators.