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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 

Registration Forms Available for Kenan Center Summer Soccer

Registration Forms Available for Kenan Center Summer Soccer

The Kenan Center Arena is not taking registrations for the summer youth soccer program. Deadline for all registrations is May 14. Register by April 29, and save $5. Fee for non-members is $50; with Kenan membership, $38. All fees must be paid in full at time of registration. If you are a member, you must present a membership card at the time of registration. No refunds are issued.

For the summer outdoor soccer league, divisions will be structured after registration based on age and Kenan soccer ratings. Divisions will be identified A-D, A being the youngest players, starting at age five, and D being the oldest youth players.

A minimum of four teams will be required to operate in each division. All teams will be scheduled for one game per week, subject to change and depending upon registration. No games will be played during thunderstorms.

Kenan Center Nursery School To Hold Free Story Hour & Open House

Kenan Center Nursery School To Hold Free Story Hour & Open House

One of the most important things parents of toddlers need to be concerned about when looking at preschools is how well their children will be prepared for the "new" kindergarten where reading and writing skills have become essential. The Kenan Center Nursery School (KCNS) prides itself on having a firm focus on literacy through its half-day program for three and four-year-olds. Parents can get a taste of the program by joining teacher/director, Mrs. Robin Wagner, for a free Preschool Story Hour on Saturday, March 19, at 10:00 a.m. The featured story will be THE FOOT BOOK by Dr. Seuss, and an activity and light snack will be provided. Parents are asked to RSVP by calling 433-2617 or email Mrs. Wagner at rwagner@kenancenter.org.

Niagara University Accepting Registrations for Popular Summer Youth Camp

Niagara University Accepting Registrations for Popular Summer Youth Camp

Niagara University’s recreation department is now accepting registrations for its popular Summer Youth Camp, which will be held on campus from July 5 to August 19.

Geared toward children ages six to 12, the camp is conducted in a safe, fun environment by an experienced and friendly staff, and features access to university facilities, tours of the Castellani Art Museum and a wide range of themed weekly activities, including Adventure Week, Sports Week, Real World Week, Game Show Week, Holiday Week and Wacky Week.

With the exception of the abbreviated first week ($105), the cost to register for a week of camp is $130. Campers may enroll for as many or as few of the seven weeks as they wish.  Pre-registration is required, at which time a $50 deposit per week is due.

Nichols Students Named Squash City Champions

Nichols Students Named Squash City Champions
Recently, an historic moment occurred in the 100-year history of squash in Buffalo. For the first time, both Buffalo Squash Racquets Championships were won by junior players, both from Nichols School.   Nichols seniors, Michael Che and Pamicka Marinello, became the City Champions on Saturday, March 5. This win implies their positions as the best male and female players in the city.   Che thrashed a veteran of five city championships and Marinello triumphed over a former collegiate squash player at St. Lawrence University. Nichols freshman, Caroline Hogan, came in fourth in the women’s tournament. They all exhibited great sportsmanship and graciousness in victory.