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Celebrate Starlight! Starlight Studio 5th Anniversary

On October 1, 2010 from 7-10pm, Western New York will celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Starlight Studios in conjunction with The Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York"Celebrate Starlight", is a gathering of community, artists, business, educators, art aficionados, teaching artists, organizations, musicians and students of the gallery to celebrate the work both organizations continue to provide to all genres of art.   

This event is FREE and open to the public.  All are invited and welcomed.

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Unwanted Drug Drop -Off

TONAWANDA, NY-- An unwanted pharmaceutical drop-off is scheduled for Saturday, September 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Locations include:    

  • Kemore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Avenue, Kenmore in the rear parking lot
  • American Red Cross, 768 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, at the corner of Delaware and Summer
  • Villiage of East AUrora Public Works Barn, Pine Street extension by Sinking Pond
  • Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Avenue, enter at South Park Ave entrance

The medication must be in the original labeled container. All medications are accepted, including controlled, expired, unusable, syringes, and over-the-counter medicines.

For more information, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/takeback/

Farm Sanctuary Holding Fundraiser

Bob Harper piglet, pictured above, was rescued after falling off of a transport truck, into traffic. The video above is Jay the bull. He was on a transport truck headed to slaughter when the driver crashed, and the truck burst into flames. Jay was burned badly, and Farm Sanctuary stepped up to care for him, and provide him a safe forever home.

For these, and other rescues like them, I am hosting a chinese auction to raise vital funds for Farm Sanctuary. Tickets for the items will be 5 tickets for $5, or for $10 you can get 15 tickets.

On September 27 Merge Restaurant, at 439 Delaware Avenue, will be opening their doors from 5-8 p.m for a chinese auction to benefit Farm Sanctuary. There will be entertainment, food, drinks, and great folks supporting a wonderful cause. $30 will cover your food, alcoholic beverages and entertainment and for $20, all of the same, with non-alcoholic beverages.

March of Dimes Celebrates Annual Signature Chefs Auction

The March of Dimes, Western New York Division presents the 2010 Signature Chefs Auction, “Feathers & Flair, A March of Dimes Monte Carlo Affair” on Friday, October 8 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Western New York’s finest chefs will offer their signature dishes coupled with wine tastings from regional wineries and accompanied by an array of unique live and silent auction items and entertainment. Everyone is invited to attend the evening, which raises money and awareness to save babies from prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality.

This year’s event promises to be an elegant night with some of the best restaurants in town. Featured dishes will be prepared by Alex’s Place, Blue Buffalo, Chef’s Restaurant, Fiamma Steak House, Harry’s Harbour Place Grille, Koi, La Scala, My Tomato Pie, Protocol Restaurant and Rich Renaissance Catering. Wine selections will be offered by Merritt Estate Winery.

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Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Popular Event

Have a business you'd like to promote or a product you’d like to sell? Pet Connection Programs Inc. is looking for vendors to participate in Tails on the Trails, their annual dog-walk fundraiser. The 2011 event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4. The cost to vendors is just $25, and tables, chairs, tents and publicity are provided. Space is limited, so book now by contacting Joe Kirchmyer at (716) 997-0152. This event annually attracts hundreds of participants — both the two- and four-legged variety!


Fall Farm Festival

The Welch Farm Museum will hold its first Fall Farm Festival on Saturday, October 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the museum grounds in Eden.  A variety of activities are planned for the day.

One of the highlights will be a demonstration of horse-drawn plowing by members of the Collins Draft Horse, Ox and Pony Club. They will be plowing a parcel of land at the rear of the farm museum property and will also offer free hayrides to visitors at the festival. A number of exhibits will celebrate Eden's agricultural heritage, display antique farm tools and offer the chance to learn more about the plans for the Museum. A display of agricultural photographs showcasing Eden farms will be featured as well. The house will also be open for tours during the festival.

Pet Connection to Host Chicken BBQ, Auction & Raffle on September 18

If you’re hungry for a delicious chicken BBQ or just have an appetite for a good time, stop by the Bowen Grove Shelter beginning at noon Saturday, September 18, for Pet Connection’s Chicken BBQ, Chinese Auction and 50/50 Raffle! The event will take place at the Bowen Grove Shelter, located at the intersection of Bowen and Broadway in Lancaster. 

The delicious chicken dinners, priced at just $9, will be prepared by Big Belly BBQ, voted the number one BBQ in Western New York! Take-out orders will also be available. All dinners include a half BBQ chicken, three sides, roll/butter, beverage and dessert.