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Hunger Games at Tifft Nature Preserve

Hunger Games at Tifft Nature Preserve

Hunger Games Kids Wilderness Survival Workshop at Tifft Nature Preserve

Saturday, October 5, 2013 1:00-3:00pm

Can you survive in a post-apocalyptic world? Ditch technology for a day and hone your wilderness survival skills of finding food, water, shelter, and more during an introductory hands-on outdoor workshop for kids 8-18. Wear weather-appropriate outdoor apparel. Non-Members: $8. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. 

Autumnal Equinox Walk at Tifft

Autumnal Equinox Walk at Tifft

Enjoy a guided evening family hike at Tifft Nature Preserve as we officially bid summer adieu and usher in autumn. Non-Members: $5. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. For ages 5 and up. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397.  For more up-coming programs at Tifft Nature Preserve go to www.sciencebuff.org.

Reed, DeLamielleure and Ferguson to Headline Event at Eastern Hills Mall

Reed, DeLamielleure and Ferguson to Headline Event at Eastern Hills Mall

Former Buffalo Bills greats Andre Reed, Joe DeLamielleure and Joe Ferguson will be on hand to sign autographs during “Buzzcon,” Sept. 13 and 14 at the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. Presented by WBBZ-TV, Buzzcon will also feature sports memorabilia, comics, zombie makeovers and other special guests. Event hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

5K Run in the Country to Benefit Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

5K Run in the Country to Benefit Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village invites runners across Western New York to participate in the second annual 5K Run in the Country on Saturday, Sept. 28. Runners and walkers will enjoy a flat, fast and scenic certified course that begins and ends at Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

In addition to the natural beauty of the scenic course, awards for various age groups are being specially handcrafted by the skilled Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village blacksmith. These unique awards are sure to become the main attraction in any trophy case. The first 200 prepaid registrants will also receive a commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt.

Student Athletes Need Proper Eye Protection

Student Athletes Need Proper Eye Protection

With thoughts slowly turning to back-to-school, parents are reminded to take precautions as their sons and daughters ready to make their return to the popular fall and winter sports. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are both strongly recommending that protective eyewear be worn by all participants in all sports in which there is risk of eye injury.

“Among the popular school sports considered high risk when it comes to the potential for eye injury are basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, ice hockey and field hockey,” said Michael Tomasik, owner of Tomasik Optical in Orchard Park and Lackawanna. “Sports in the moderate risk category include tennis, soccer, volleyball and football.

Legislator Dixon visits site of Eagle Scout project to honor youth’s achievement

Legislator Dixon visits site of Eagle Scout project to honor youth’s achievement

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon presented a proclamation to Matthew J. Shelvay of Hamburg in recognition of his hours of dedication and hard work to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. The County proclamation was given to Shelvay on July 24 at the Hoover Road Park Shelter, which he and his crew of volunteers refurbished for his Eagle Scout project.

Second Annual Labatt Blue Light Lime Kayak Regatta Stirs up Water at Woody’s Beach Club

Second Annual Labatt Blue Light Lime Kayak Regatta Stirs up Water at Woody’s Beach Club

On Sunday, August 4, dozens of kayakers will take to the waters at Woodlawn Beach as part of the second annual Labatt Blue Light Lime Kayak Regatta. From 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., kayakers will compete, in rain or shine, for trophies, a variety of Labatt-branded prizes and bragging rights. 

All are encouraged to participate, as there will be heats for different sized kayaks and skill levels. For those who don’t own their own kayak, rentals will be available on a first-come first-serve basis for $20 per day, courtesy of Longboard Rentals.

Registration will be held on race day from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and the cost to participate is $35 per person. Kayakers can also pre-register at www.gameonbuffalo.com for a discounted price of $25 per person.  Registration includes a t-shirt, race number, lunch and water, and complimentary parking for pre-registrants.