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Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of spring events. 

Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse
Join Explore Buffalo for a tour of the only boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright! Originally designed by Wright in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin, the Boathouse was never built until its construction in 2007 in Buffalo along the shore of the Black Rock Channel. This was one of Wright’s favorite designs, as evidenced by his inclusion of the Boathouse in his now famous Wasmuth Portfolio.

Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 Opens with $7.43 Million Raised Toward $10.9 Million Goal

Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 Opens with $7.43 Million Raised  Toward $10.9 Million Goal

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, announced Tuesday, March 24, Catholic Charities’ 91st annual Appeal has raised $7,432,587.16 to date, representing 68 percent of the $10.9 million goal. The total includes monies collected and reported by parish volunteers during the opening weekend (March 21-22) of Appeal Week 2015, the period which marks the strongest push for parish donations.

The total reported is more than $500,000 short of where Catholic Charities’ officials and the Appeal leadership team hoped to be after the first Sunday.

Funds raised for Appeal 2015 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61 sites throughout the eight counties of Western New York, and the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith, which supports related ministries of the Diocese of Buffalo.
    

Daemen’s Geppetto Festival to Bring New Life to Art of Puppetry

Daemen’s Geppetto Festival to Bring New Life to Art of Puppetry

The artistic talents of puppeteers from across the United States will be showcased in the second annual Geppetto Festival, named after the beloved woodcarver from the children’s classic “Pinocchio,” scheduled for April 15 as part of the Daemen College Academic Festival.

“The Geppetto Festival is intended to share enriching presentations and performances to help bring new life to puppetry,” said Cameron Garrity, festival director. “Whether young or young at heart, the festival will give audiences the chance to explore new avenues of puppetry beyond Sesame Street and other well-known shows.”

Tickets Available for Annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions

Tickets Available for Annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions

 

Tickets for the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions, taking place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

Drums Along the Waterfront will feature eight of the top drum corps in the world who hold 42 combined Drum Corps International World Championship titles. Scheduled to compete at the event are the Blue Devils, Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment, Blue Stars, Santa Clara Vanguard, Cavaliers, Bluecoats and Cadets!

Think Spring! Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open gardens

Think Spring! Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open gardens

The thermometer may still be stuck below freezing, but preparations are heating up for this year’s Lewiston GardenFest! Presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, the event is celebrating its tenth year on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston. Applications for both vendors and for local residents interested in showcasing their gardens are now being accepted.

“Each June for the past nine years, Lewiston GardenFest has been providing gardeners and landscape enthusiasts of all skill levels from across Western New York and Southern Ontario with new ideas and techniques to try in their own gardens,” said Barbara Landree, chair, Lewiston GardenFest. “Lewiston GardenFest is organized entirely by volunteers from throughout the local community. We want to make our tenth year the biggest and best yet with a variety of returning and new vendors, plenty of gardening experts, and showcasing the best local gardens Lewiston has to offer.”

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo Returns to Former Hearthstone Manor Site

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo Returns to Former Hearthstone Manor Site

 

WNY Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 15, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show with more than 100 tables of merchandise, returns to the Grapevine Banquet Hall (formerly the Hearthstone Manor), 333 Dick Road, Depew, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29.

Vendor tables will feature new and vintage sports cards, non-sports cards, packs, autographs, game programs, yearbooks, pennants, videos, vintage photos and much more. The event will feature local and out-of-state vendors, as well as dealers who are new to this show. Admission is just $3. 

Full of Flavor, the 21st Annual Springtime in the Country Artisan Market Expands

Full of Flavor, the 21st Annual Springtime in the Country Artisan Market Expands

 

Celebrating 21 years of fine art and artisans, Springtime in the Country returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29. The event has grown to include a market atmosphere including gourmet coffees, olive oils, baked goods, cheeses, meats and more. In addition, more than 25 new artisans will join the company of 200 artisans representing states from across the nation!