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'Rock for Food' Teams Up with Wing Fest to Benefit Food Bank

 'Rock for Food' Teams Up with Wing Fest to Benefit Food Bank

9th Annual ‘Rock for Food’ Teaming Up Once Again with Wing Fest to Benefit Food Bank

Some of Western New York’s top music acts will be gathering together for an evening of live original music to help the hungry in anticipation of the holiday season.  Now in its 9th year of existence, “Rock for Food 2011” - will be held on Friday, September 2nd at The Pearl Street Grill & Brewery on 76 Pearl Street in downtown Buffalo. The event is a benefit for The Food Bank of Western New York and is once again the official kickoff party for The National Buffalo Wing Festival.

Post Your Pictures to the 2 Your Town Photo Galleries

Post Your Pictures to the 2 Your Town Photo Galleries

A viewer has added some terrific new pictures to our Downtown Buffalo community website.

If you have photos taken in Western New York you'd like to share with a couple hundred-thousand of your friends and neighbors, send them to neighborhoods@wgrz.com.

You can also create a new gallery of your own on any of our 17 WGRZ-2 Your Town community websites. Ask for details.

 

Just Buffalo Literary Center Working to Raise $5,000 by Aug. 31st to Publish "Wordplay"

Just Buffalo Literary Center Working to Raise $5,000 by Aug. 31st to Publish "Wordplay"

Buffalo, NY—Just Buffalo Literary Center can hear the clock ticking. By 5 PM on August 31st, they need to raise $5,000 to help students in Western New York see themselves in print. Just Buffalo is partnering with Kickstarter -- the internet pledging website for creative projects -- to support the publication of Wordplay, the annual anthology of student writing which highlights the most powerful work from the organization's K-12 writers-in-education program.

Join Us for the Screening of "The Way We Were" on the Balcony of the Riviera Theatre

The YWCA of the Tonawandas is sponsoring a night of fun, food & friendship on September 1, 2011 at the Riviera Theatre. The 1973 movie starring Barbra Streisand & Robert Redford "The Way We Were" starts at 7:00 pm.

Advanced tickets only. The Tickets are $10.00 which includes: balcony seating, the movie and wine with appetizers.

Call the YWCA of the Tonawandas at 692-5580 for tickets and more information. Membership Event-YWCA of The Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St, North Tonawnada. You don't need to be a member to enjoy the evening with us.

Paint Like James: Lovely Watercolor Workshop for Kids with Their Adults

Paint Like James: Lovely Watercolor Workshop for Kids with Their Adults

Kids Watercolor Workshop

In conjunction with Autistic Services, Inc. and “James Marino: Bflo Watercolors,” exhibition

A watercolor workshop for children will take place at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society on Wednesday August 17, from 6-7 p.m. This program is scheduled during the Museum’s new extended Wednesday evening hours.

Children of all ages are welcome, accompanied by adults. Participants will tour the Museum’s Community Gallery exhibition “James Marino: Bflo Watercolors” with Historical Society program manager Tara Lyons and then participate in introductory watercolor painting with Autistic Services, Inc. teaching artist Dana Ranke.

Sing Along with the Historical Society's 'Music at the Museum'

Sing Along with the Historical Society's 'Music at the Museum'

In conjunction with its ongoing Community Gallery exhibit, “James Marino: Bflo Watercolors,” which is co-sponsored by Autistic Services, Inc, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society is pleased to present “Music at the Museum with Autistic Services, Inc.”

This community-oriented, family-friendly evening takes place on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The evening will include music-oriented crafting, and a family sing-a-long, with hands on instruments, led by Miriam Minkoff, Autistic Services' music director.

Vintage silent cartoons will be screened in the museum’s auditorium, with live pianist John L. playing along on the Historical Society's 1911 pipe organ. Free museum tours and artifact hunts are included.

Admission for this event is FREE for Historical Society members, and free with regular museum admission for non-members.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

Thursday, August 18

Teddy Bear Picnic

11:00am – 2:00pm

$8 per child, $2 per adult (sorry, no coupons or passes accepted)

What child could resist a trip on the carrousel with their favorite stuffed animal? Bring your best bear friend for a fun-filled afternoon of games, crafts, stories, and treats. Or you can even make a new friend, with DJ Dance Boogie’s special build-an-animal workshop (separate fee). At 11:30am and 1:00pm join us for a very special puppet show, “The Enchanted Bear.” It’s a great time for people and toys alike!