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Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Free Session on Foster Parent Process Nov. 18

Catholic Charities of Buffalo invites parents, families and individuals residing in Erie County who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to attend an introductory information session Nov. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities provides foster care services to children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups who cannot live safely in their own homes or need to be placed in the permanent care of a loving family. The children under foster care may have special physical, emotional or psychological needs, and may include siblings who should be placed together. There is currently a specific need for homes to foster adolescent children ages 12-18.

Financial support, a clothing allowance and medical coverage are provided to families.

The final information session for 2014 will take place on Dec. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.

Sarah McLachlan Ready to ‘Shine On’ London, Ontario

Sarah McLachlan Ready to ‘Shine On’ London, Ontario

 

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter and Grammy Award-winner Sarah McLachlan will bring her “Shine On Canadian Tour 2014” to nearby London, Ontario, for a 7:30 p.m. show on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The concert is set for the spacious Budweiser Gardens, located at 99 Dundas St.

McLachlan’s 19-city tour, in support of her eighth studio album “Shine On,” kicked off in Victoria, BC, on Oct. 18. “Shine On” is McLachlan’s first full-length recording of new material in four years. The new album was recorded in Montreal and Vancouver with her longtime collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand, as well as Bob Rock and Vincent Jones.

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

 

Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y., will host an autograph signing event with Sammy Watkins from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Watkins was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. The talented rookie wide receiver was a standout at Clemson before turning pro.

Explore Buffalo Announces Lockport Tour of Homes

Explore Buffalo Announces Lockport Tour of Homes

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo and Western New York’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, will host a Lockport Tours of Homes from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Tickets are just $25. Pick up your tickets, which will be your passport guide to the wonderful homes on the tour, at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport, on the day of the tour.

A boomtown during the Erie Canal days, Lockport has many magnificent mansions that were built by its leading citizens in the 1800s. Guests on the tour will stroll through some of these historic homes as part of the Light Up Lockport holiday kickoff festivities on Nov. 29.  

WNY Charities Highlighted at 30th Annual Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market

WNY Charities Highlighted at 30th Annual Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market

 

A favorite Western New York tradition, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 30th season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 6-9. And as it has done every year since its very first year of existence, Christmas in the Country will provide a grand platform for local charities to raise money.  

Throughout the 30-year history of Christmas in the Country, giving back to the community has always been an integral part of the event. This year, participating non-profit groups will include Gerard Place, Churches in Action, Hamburg Eden Animal Rescue Team (H.E.A.R.T.), Variety — The Children’s Charity of Buffalo, and the Hamburg Presbyterian Church.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 25 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 25 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Oct. 25. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Oct. 25 (weather permitting) will be violinist David Adamczyk from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Monica Huntz from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be Asha Sanctuary, GA Family Services Foster Care and Cornell University. Additionally, Weiss Farms will be bringing their popular pumpkin wagon back to the market on Oct. 25!

Discover the World of Brewing at London’s Labatt Brewery

Discover the World of Brewing at London’s Labatt Brewery

 

Good things are brewing in nearby London, Ontario. In fact, the good times have been brewing since 1847! 

London is home to Labatt’s state-of-the-art brewhouse, where founder John Kinder Labatt started brewing beer some 167 years ago. Today, the London facility operates 24 hours a day, five days a week, producing the equivalent of more than one billion bottles of beer a year!