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Pursuing Enlightenment: Evening Lecture and Retreat

Buffalo Mindfulness Community

Location: Daemen College • 4380 Main Street, Amherst, New York

Business Building (Getzville Rd - From Main St, take 2nd Getzville Rd entrance)

Friday, November 19

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm) – Shinzen will offer a public talk on how enlightenment is pursued in the 3 major forms of Buddhist meditation: Vipassana (also known as mindfulness or insight meditation), Zen and Vajrayana.

Saturday, November 20

Amherst Applebee's Restaurant to Serve Free Meals to Kids on Halloween

Before the trick-or-treating begins, the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurant in Amherst, NY invites kids 10 and under to put on their costumes and enjoy a free meal on Halloween, Sunday, October 31.

On Halloween only, children can choose one free entrée from the following options on the Kids Menu:

  • Chicken Fingers
  • Mini Cheeseburger
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Kraft®  Macaroni & Cheese
  • Fried Shrimp
  • Hot Dog

The meal also includes a choice of side dish and soft drink or juice.

V.S. Naipaul comes to BABEL series tonight

Just Buffalo's BABEL series begins tonight! October 19, 2010, 8:00 PM

An evening with V.S. Naipaul, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo

Tickets available at the door

Students: $10

General Admission: $35

General Admission with B&ECPL library card: $25

Or use your HSBC card for discounts!

VIP (with author reception): $100

Call 716-832-5400 with questions

Experience Holiday Magic at the Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees presents a magical wonderland for all of Western New York to enjoy with decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo 14202 from November 19- December 3. 

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.

Free Dance Event for Adults

Clearfield Community Center will host an indoor concert and dance with the Sentimental Journey Band on Tuesday, October 19 from 7-9pm. 

 Please bring your own chairs and join us for a relaxing evening with the big band sounds of Sentimental Journey.   Hope to see you there!

Amherst Chamber to Launch Program for Young Professionals of WNY

The Buffalo Niagara region has a history of strong civic leadership, dating back to the early 1900s.  Unfortunately, over the last twenty years, we have experienced a significant population loss, predominantly in the under 40 year old demographic.

Currently, there is a void in the region as it relates to providing opportunities for the emerging generation of leaders to participate in and drive civic engagement.  The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has launched a new program, Emerging Business Leaders (EBL), to fill the void, develop and roll out programs and opportunities for interested and progressive young leaders to get engaged.

Weekend Highlights!

A quick look at what's going on around Amherst this weekend. We have the Pumpkin Run 5k Run & Family Walk this Saturday starting at 10:30am, to benefit the at-risk and disadvantaged children served by Gateway-Longview. Click on the link for a full list of details.

High School Varsity Football ends this weekend, (the regular season) you might just see Williamsville South take it all the way! Get out and support your favorite football team.