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Gold Laced Coat event at Old Fort Niagara

Gold Laced Coat event at Old Fort Niagara

The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library and Old Fort Niagara are collaborating on an exciting new series of programs for children, ages 8 to 12, and their families who are interested in learning about the history of our region. The four-part series will bring to life four characters from “The Gold-Laced Coat,” by Helen Fuller Orton, a classic 1934 novel for children that tells the story of young people at Fort Niagara during the French and Indian War. Each program will include an activity and craft related to the featured character. Each participating child will also receive a copy of “The Gold-Laced Coat.”

On Wednesday evenings, March 30 and April 6, 13 and 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Old Fort Niagara’s staff of talented storytellers and re-enactors will create living history in the Red Brick Gym, located at 240 Lockport Street (Rt. 93) in Youngstown.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview

Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): An Overview

Date: May 3, 2011

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Ben Gardane Ras El Jedire: Libya Needs Our Help

Ben Gardane Ras El Jedire: Libya Needs Our Help

 

by Susan Marie and Hind Houas

 

Ben Gardane is a town in southeast Tunisia, close to the Libyan border, Ras El Jedire.  In 2011, during The Libyan Uprising, two entities became government of Libya. Muammar Gaddafi controlling Tripoli and Western Libya and Mustafa Abdul Jalail in Benghazi, controlling Eastern Libya.  Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa and 17th largest in the world.  Libya is one of the world's 10 richest oil-producing countries.

Statewide Firefighter Recruitment Drive Comes to WNY

Statewide Firefighter Recruitment Drive Comes to WNY

First-Ever Statewide Unified Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Drive to be Held at Local Fire Departments, April 9 - 10

Free Henry!: Help Send Them To The UK

Free Henry!: Help Send Them To The UK

On Thursday March 11, 2011, Free Henry! performed a live concert in front of their most loyal fans as well as top music industry professional judges at Niagara Falls, NY's Hard Rock Cafe to compete in this years Battle of the Bands.  

Australian Puppet Theatre Stops by Taylor Theatre

Australian Puppet Theatre Stops by Taylor Theatre

In what's being called "the biggest year in its history" the Terrapin Puppet Theatre from Australia will embark on a world tour that will bring their brilliant performance, BOATS, to the U.S., including a one-night performance at the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater in Lockport on April 29 at 7:00 p.m.

“How exciting is it” said Artistic Director Frank Newman “that Terrapin’s ground-breaking digital puppetry is now finding audiences all over Australia and the globe. It’s a great testament to all the artists that have helped us create these brilliant shows. We’re thrilled to represent Tasmania on the national and world stage, and we’re thrilled to bring three new shows to local audiences in 2011”.

BOATS is a story about a man called Jof, told by his friend Nic. The two of them are life-long friends and sailors--two mariners fleeing their past and embracing adventure. But it is much more! BOATS is a performance in which the magic is created in front of you!

Helping Parents and Schools Work Together

Helping Parents and Schools Work Together

Helping Parents and Schools Work Together Part 1

Date: April 26, 2011

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Independent Living of Niagara County