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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Offer Student Art Show, Smithsonian Event

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Offer Student Art Show, Smithsonian Event

The Williamsville District Art Show and Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live are featured events during March at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

Artwork created by more than 300 K-12 students from the Williamsville School District will be on display March 7-16 at Heritage Village. Opening receptions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. March 7 for elementary school participants, and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 8 for middle and high school students. The student exhibit is free; access to the remainder of the museum is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for children 12 and under.

Athlete Signing Times Announced for Huge Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Athlete Signing Times Announced for Huge Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Nearly 30 former football, baseball, basketball and hockey players and coaches — including members of the Buffalo Bills, Braves and Sabres — are scheduled to appear at the Sports Collectors Expo Feb. 20 and 21 in Batavia. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Athlete signing times have recently been announced. Scheduled to appear on Saturday, Feb. 20, are:
11 a.m. to noon: Claude Humphrey, Joe Altobelli, Gilles Villemure, Don Luce
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Ray Bentley
12 to 1 p.m.: Sammy Stewart, Dave Ford, Tim Stoddard, Al Bumbry, Bill Swaggerty
1 to 2 p.m.: Adrian Dantley, Jim McMillian, Ernie DiGregorio, Jack Marin, Gar Heard
2 to 3 p.m.: Walt Patulski, Scott Norwood, Jim Lorentz, Ruben Brown, Gabe Northern

Nearly 30 Athletes Scheduled to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Nearly 30 Athletes Scheduled to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Nearly 30 former football, baseball, basketball and hockey players and coaches — including members of the Buffalo Bills, Braves and Sabres — are scheduled to appear at the Sports Collectors Expo Feb. 20 and 21 in Batavia. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Former Buffalo Bills scheduled to appear include Bruce Smith, Andre Reed, Marv Levy, Steve Tasker, Scott Norwood, Ruben Brown, Ray Bentley, Jeff Nixon, Walt Patulski, Billy Shaw, Al Bemiller and Ed Rutkowski. In addition to the Bills, Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey is also scheduled to appear at the show.

NHL players on the appearance roster include former Buffalo Sabres Don Luce and Jim Lorentz, along with former Buffalo Bison and New York Rangers goalie Gilles Villemure.

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on January 9

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on January 9

The new Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, will continue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, following a two-week holiday break. The market takes place in Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. The 20-week winter market will run through April 30.

In addition to hosting nearly 20 quality vendors, several food trucks are also scheduled to join the market this Saturday. No Illusions will provide musical entertainment from approximately 10:30 a.m. to noon. 

Buckham Hall is located on Rockwell Road near Grant Street. Free parking is available on campus during market hours, and Lot R-13 is recommended for convenience.

Rural Outreach Center Welcomes New Year with Expanded Health Services

Rural Outreach Center Welcomes New Year with Expanded Health Services

The Rural Outreach Center (the ROC) in East Aurora, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to helping individuals and families in rural communities overcome poverty through multiple strategies, is expanding its medical services in 2016.

“Our primary mission is to offer free basic medical care for uninsured adults,” said Ruthie Hunt, director of the ROC’s Health Care Services program. “These services are provided primarily by on-site qualified nurse practitioners with an on-call physician.”

Located at 730 Olean Road in East Aurora, the ROC’s Health Care Services program currently provides free basic medical care for adults who have no health insurance from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Organization Offers Support to Pregnant Women with Cancer

Organization Offers Support to Pregnant Women with Cancer

The Pregnancy & Cancer Registry is a growing database of women from around the world who have been diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. The database was developed by Dr. Elyce Cardonick, a nationally recognized expert in maternal-fetal medicine. 

Dr. Cardonick has been helping pregnant women diagnosed with cancer have healthy babies for 17 years. These women are very brave, and at first want to deny themselves cancer treatment during pregnancy because they are afraid it will hurt their fetus. 

Don’t Hibernate! Celebrate with Explore Buffalo!

Don’t Hibernate! Celebrate with Explore Buffalo!

Join Explore Buffalo inside the spectacular Shea’s Performing Arts Center for the 2016 Explore Buffalo Winter Celebration and celebrate the success of their 2015 programs and a look ahead to 2016! Your support of Explore Buffalo at this fundraising event on Saturday, Jan. 23, will ensure the continuation and expansion of their programs in 2016. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote on possible new tours for the 2016 tour season!

The event, from 7 to 10 p.m., will feature:
• Backstage tours of Shea’s Performing Arts Center
• Ladies First Jazz Band, from the historic Colored Musicians Club
• Beer & wine: All attendees receive two tickets for beer or wine, with additional drinks available at a cash bar
• Selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres
• Silent auction and raffle of unique Buffalo items and experiences (lunch/dinner with Buffalo movers and shakers!)