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BPO String Quartet to Visit Elmwood Village Farmers Market on July 29

BPO String Quartet to Visit Elmwood Village Farmers Market on July 29

The popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 29, at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

Musical entertainment on July 29 will feature the return of the BPO String Quartet at 10 a.m. This will be your last chance to catch these extremely talented musicians at the market this season. Hosting the market’s community group tables will be the D'Youville College School of Pharmacy, United Healthcare and The Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter.

Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association Plans Learn to Row Classes

Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association Plans Learn to Row Classes

Interested in rowing in the heart of Buffalo and enjoying unique sites such as the grain elevators and Canalside from the water? Looking for a good workout, want to learn a new skill or just have some fun with a great bunch of people?

The Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association (BSRA) will host six Learn to Row classes for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 8 to 10 a.m. Sundays from Aug. 13-24. Participants will meet at the BSRA boathouse at 405 Ohio St. in Buffalo, and the cost is $200 for the six sessions. For more information or to register for Learn to Row, please email bsramasters@gmail.com or contact Meg Lauerman at 697-0950 or meglauerman@msn.com

Vendors Lining Up for First Annual Collectors’ Expo Event at Buffalo Irish Center

Vendors Lining Up for First Annual Collectors’ Expo Event at Buffalo Irish Center

Sports memorabilia, original artwork and handcrafted items, coins, music memorabilia, comic books, antiques, local products, political memorabilia, movie and theatre memorabilia, photography, and car and train collectibles are just some of the items that will be represented at the first annual Collectors’ Expo. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

Admission at the door will be just $2 per person. Food will also be available for purchase during the event thanks to the Irish Center kitchen staff. Additionally, 100 percent of the door proceeds will be donated to three South Buffalo organizations, including the Buffalo Irish Center, South Buffalo Alive and Dog Ears Bookstore & Café!

Audubon Part of July 29-30 Wild America Nature Festival at Panama Rocks

Audubon Part of July 29-30 Wild America Nature Festival at Panama Rocks

Jamestown, NY – With the opportunity to celebrate nature and all things inspired by it plus fun and activities for all ages, the staff and volunteers at Audubon Community Nature Center are looking forward to being part of the inaugural Wild America Nature Festival.

The two-day event on Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, is hosted by Jamestown, New York’s Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) and Panama Rocks Scenic Park. Panama Rocks is the amazing natural wonder where Wild America is being held in Panama, New York.

The Festival will feature wild animals, a juried fine nature art and craft show and competition, a local food cook-off competition and farmers market, and classes, workshops, music, and talks by well-known speakers and artists. It is planned to raise awareness of nature and the environment, encourage sustainable enjoyment of the environment, promote conservation of our natural world, and have fun celebrating Wild America.

East Aurora’s Annual Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale Returns on July 29

East Aurora’s Annual Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale Returns on July 29

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s 48th annual Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29, along Main Street in the heart of the Village of East Aurora. The event will feature local vendors, plenty of activities for kids and families, food and entertainment, Chalk Walk Murals, Operation Kids and much more!

Opening festivities will include the National Anthem at 9:45 a.m. with the American Legion Post #362 Color Guard. Other highlights will include the popular Chalk Walk Murals sponsored by the Town of Aurora Recreation Department from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a West Herr Buick GMC, West Herr Cadillac new car display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TNT Oil Change; Holland NASCAR Race Car display from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and DJ entertainment from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Announces a Variety of Creative Events

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Announces a Variety of Creative Events

West Seneca’s Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road, has announced a wide variety of creative events taking place in the coming days, weeks and months.

A members’ exhibit, “Influence of the 20th Century Masters,” continues to run through Friday, July 28. Guests are invited to view the work of the artists and guess who influenced their careers. 

August’s exhibit, “Life’s A Beach,” will be introduced with a free opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. Artwork is still being accepted for this exhibit, and details can be found on the gallery’s website.

With WNY on the Upswing, Low-income Families Finding Fewer Quality Housing Opportunities

With WNY on the Upswing, Low-income Families Finding Fewer Quality Housing Opportunities

The City of Buffalo is seeing a resurgence that many of us never thought we would see in our lifetime. New buildings are going up and businesses that never gave Buffalo serious thought are now lining up to purchase commercial space for immediate and future development, all of which is tremendous news for the city by the lake and its surrounding suburbs.

As a result, housing prices are also skyrocketing. Again, that’s good news if you currently own a home in the 716. For those now looking to buy, many are already finding themselves priced out of the market. And those who rent, especially in the city, are dealing with dramatically increasing monthly payments, making the cost of quality rental housing a big burden on our low-income residents.