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Old Fort Niagara to Host Native American Skills Workshops

In honor of Native American Heritage Month this November, Old Fort Niagara will host a series of Native American skills workshops.

On Saturday, November 6 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Rosie Hill will conduct a beadwork workshop at the Fort Niagara Officers Club. Cost is $30.00 per person and all materials are provided. Space is limited and advance reservations are required by calling 716-745-7611, ext. 230.

American Legion Band of the Tonawandas

The Historic Riviera Theatre presents the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas performing their Veterans Day Concert on Sunday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The award-winning American Legion Band of the Tonawandas’ Post 264 was formed in 1929 by World War I veterans and Post 264 members.  The Band (currently 90 members at full strength) is currently directed by Mr. Michael Shaw, director of music at Frontier High School.  Formal concerts are performed between the months of September and June in area schools and theaters.  The Band has a long history of performances on the stages of ArtPark, Riviera and Palace theatres.  During the remaining months of the year, the Band performs a number of concerts and parades throughout Western New York.

Glenn Miller at the Riviera Theatre

THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

Thursday, November 4 at 2:00 pm 

The Historic Riviera Theatre presents the legendary GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA for one show only on Thursday, November 4 at 2:00 pm.

Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and ‘40s. Because of popular demand, the Miller Estate authorized the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1956.  The 19-member band continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements that keep exciting fans who have not heard them played for awhile.  Additionally, they are also playing more modern selections in the big-band style, carefully selecting only those newer tunes that lend themselves naturally to the Miller style and sound, carefully selected pieces that will stay around for awhile. 

Western Fair Entertainment Centre is Buzzing With Activity

Looking for a quick escape from Western New York? Can you imagine one location that’s home to harness racing, ice hockey rinks, popular consumer shows, farmers’ markets, dining, live entertainment, slot machines and no shortage of excitement 24/7? Does such a nirvana truly exist for those who may love Buffalo but could use a few days away?

Public Invited to Meeting at ECC North: Create a New Vision for Libraries and Services

Re-Imagine! - The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- The public is invited to share its ideas for the regional library system of the future through a series of public meetings, web surveys and focus groups; all part of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System's newly launched Re-Imagine campaign. 

"This is an exciting as well as a challenging time for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System," said Bridget Quinn-Carey, director of the Library System.  "We are beginning a process to re-imagine the library and create a new vision that will meet the needs of the entire community; a library that will not only accommodate the types of  services that are so heavily used currently, but one that will satisfy the needs of our users for innovative services in the years ahead."  

Spirit of Children Program Brings Halloween Party to Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

A patient at Women & Children's Hospital and Deb King, Child Life Specialist, enjoy the Spirit of Children Halloween party together.

Spirit Halloween Volunteers put on their costumes and brought Halloween cheer to the patients and families of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo this past Tuesday, October 19. Pumpkin painting, costume parades, Halloween games and crafts offer a temporary escape for the young patients.

The Spirit of Children program was launched in 2006 and is dedicated to bringing fun and funding to Hospital Child Life Departments during the Halloween season and all year long. Volunteer Spirit Halloween employees bring Halloween celebrations to the hospitals so kids can enjoy the holiday. Since its inception, Spirit of Children has raised more than $14,000 for the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to date.

Annette and Colin McMahon Chair the 2010 Festival of Trees

Annette and Colin McMahon, MD, chairpersons of the Festival of Trees, are preparing for the open of the 33rd holiday season event benefiting Women & Children’s Hospital which starts November 19 and runs until December 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo 14202. It will be open 24 hours each of these days for people to come and experience the Glittering Wonderland of elegance and charm.

Sponsored by CGF Anesthesiology, Mark IV Industries Foundation and TOPS Friendly Markets, the Festival of Trees is Western New York’s premier holiday event, featuring decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts. It also serves as a significant fundraising event for Women & Children’s Hospital.