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Explore Buffalo Tours Continue into November

Explore Buffalo Tours Continue into November

Here’s your last chance this season to enjoy a walking tour with Explore Buffalo! There are still many inside events taking place throughout the winter though, including downtown interior tours and the speaker series. Visit Explore Buffalo’s website – explorebuffalo.org – for updates and more information.

Inside St. Mary’s School for the Deaf
6 to 8 p.m. November 2 
Meet: St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main St., Buffalo. Enter the driveway from Main Street to use the parking lot which is behind the buildings; the main entrance faces the parking lot and is up a flight of stairs to the right of the bridge that the driveway goes underneath.
Cost: Adults $15, Explorer Pass Holders $10, Students $5

Rural Outreach Center Seeks Gift Cards to Purchase Thanksgiving Meals

Rural Outreach Center Seeks Gift Cards to Purchase Thanksgiving Meals

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) is turning to the community for assistance this holiday season as they seek to make Thanksgiving a much happier time for individuals and families living in poverty in rural Erie County and beyond.

The nonprofit organization is now accepting gift cards in any denomination from grocery stores such as Tops and Wegmans to help provide delicious and nutritious Thanksgiving meals. Gift cards can be sent or delivered to the Rural Outreach Center located at 730 Olean Drive, East Aurora, N.Y. 14052.

Explore Buffalo to Offer Speaker Series Event on October 20

Explore Buffalo to Offer Speaker Series Event on October 20

“The Afterlife” and “A Grave Discussion” are topics to be discussed at Explore Buffalo’s Fall Speaker Series event from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.

The Afterlife
While visiting a cemetery, have you ever wondered what the draped urn on a headstone means or what a broken column symbolizes? The next Fall Speakers series of Explore Buffalo will provide you with some answers. Cemeteries offer a variety of monuments and headstones, which convey an impression or memory of the person who has departed. However, when we look closer, we find deeper messages to be read. In this talk we will look at a variety of symbols found on headstones and memorials and learn their meanings – some of which date back to ancient Egyptian times. As we will see, beyond the simple flowers and crosses, the details of a person’s life lurk hidden beneath the symbols.

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

A grand Western New York tradition like no other, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 32nd season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 3-6. Patrons will discover over 400 artisans spread out over five buildings, numerous food trucks for dining and the addition of “The Tavern” featuring craft beverages and spirits. Patrons can connect and interact with the creators of the countless product lines at the event.

Once again this year, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long. “We have always felt our patrons needed more than just one day to properly enjoy this event,” said Daniel Kaczynski of Premier Promotions, organizers of the event. “Now everyone has the opportunity to come back as much as they would like at no additional cost.”

Huge Lineup of Athletes Set to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Huge Lineup of Athletes Set to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Nearly 30 former football, baseball, basketball and hockey players — and one former heavyweight boxing champ — are scheduled to appear at the Sports Collectors Expo Nov. 5 and 6 in Batavia. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Former Buffalo Braves scheduled to appear include Bob McAdoo, Nate “Tiny” Archibald and Ernie DiGregorio, as well as NBA greats Rick Barry and JoJo White.

Scheduled to appear from the Buffalo Bills are Joe Cribbs, Jeff Nixon, Jim Cheyunski, Chris Mohr, Butch Rolle, Steve Christie and Carwell Gardner. Other former NFL stars will include Bob Lilly, Kordell Stewart, Reggie Harrison, Jeff Reed, Mike Collier, John “Frenchy” Fuqua, Milt Plum and Mark van Eeghen.

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles to Offer Christmas in the Country Pre-sale Tickets

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles to Offer Christmas in the Country Pre-sale Tickets

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, located at 794 French Road in Cheektowaga, will serve as a pre-sale distribution point for the popular Christmas in the Country event coming to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 3-6.

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at Bases Loaded on Oct. 21 and will continue through Nov. 3. Tickets are $8 pre-sale, which is a savings of $2 per ticket. Ticket sales at Bases Loaded will be cash or check only.

Now in its 32nd year, Christmas in the Country has been recognized as the #1 Contemporary and Classic Artisan Market in the nation by Sunshine Artist, the leading publication in the art and craft event industry. Drawing almost 60,000 visitors over four days, the event has grown from a modest quilt show to a marketplace featuring more than 400 artisans from across the country and around the globe!

Gershwin Musical Event is Coming to Annunciation Church

Gershwin Musical Event is Coming to Annunciation Church

“From Song to Rhapsody – the Genius of George Gershwin” will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 12, at The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, just five miles east of Transit Road. 

The event will feature Krista Seddon on piano, accompanied by Bud Fadale on bass and Matt Harris on saxophone. Guests can come for dinner and music, or just come for the musical presentation. 

Patty Markowski Burdette Catering will provide a sit-down, family style dinner of tossed green salad, olive salad, roast turkey breast with stuffing, stuffed beef roll-ups, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans with mushrooms, rolls and butter, apple cobbler, fruit cup, coffee, tea and milk. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in Annunciation’s Selbert Hall. Guests are invited to bring their own adult beverage.