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Village of Hamburg’s History is Subject of Explore Buffalo Events

Village of Hamburg’s History is Subject of Explore Buffalo Events

Learn the history of the Village of Hamburg while enjoying the historical, beautifully renovated Saints Peter and Paul RC Church, 66 Main St., Hamburg, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30. This free lecture will be given by Jack Edson, director of the Hamburg Library and former member of the Hamburg Preservation Commission. Edson, author of several books on the history of Hamburg, is also a member of the Hamburg Historical Society. 

To continue your Hamburg experience, return to the Village on Saturday, Sept. 23 for the annual Explore Buffalo Autumn Tour of Homes. Co-sponsored with Imagine:Hamburg, this tour will feature 10 homes plus an exceptional business adaptive re-use example in the Village. Several activities and special events will also be offered. Visit explorebuffalo.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

Audubon Community Nature Center Announces 2017 Nature Photo Contest Winners

Audubon Community Nature Center Announces 2017 Nature Photo Contest Winners

Jamestown, NY – Audubon Community Nature Center announced the winners of this year’s Nature Photography Contest.

The categories for submission of photographs were Landscapes, Plants (including trees, fungi, lichens, mosses, etc.), Wildlife (animals in their natural habitats), and Audubon Community Nature Center, with Adult and Youth (18 and under or still in high school) Divisions in each category.

The 2017 winners are:

Collectors’ Expo Adds Hall of Fame Athlete, Appraiser, Authors and Other Attractions

Collectors’ Expo Adds Hall of Fame Athlete, Appraiser, Authors and Other Attractions

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed, a well-known antiques appraiser and many other special attractions will highlight the very first Collectors’ Expo to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, located at 245 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

The event will feature dozens of vendors and artisans offering sports memorabilia, local artwork and handcrafted products, coins, music memorabilia and records, comic books, photography, political memorabilia, movie and theatre memorabilia, car and train memorabilia, jewelry, fossils and minerals, antiques and more.

From Finance to the Fine Arts, Ken Newton Returns to His First Love

From Finance to the Fine Arts, Ken Newton Returns to His First Love

During his younger years, Ken Newton loved to draw and hoped to one day become a famous cartoon artist. He pursued that dream until life eventually got in the way.

Today, the 48-year-old Cheektowaga resident lives a relatively quiet life as husband, father, grandfather and softball coach. While it wasn’t his dream, he’s had a nice 30-year career in the local finance industry. 

But, there’s still that pesky creative itch to scratch …

Opportunity Closing to Get United Arts Appeal Recognitions

Opportunity Closing to Get United Arts Appeal Recognitions

Jamestown, NY – Businesses and individuals still have time to show their support for the arts and be acknowledged during the 2017-2018 season by the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA).

The UAA concludes its 2017 Fund Drive on August 31.

“We are eager to recognize our donors in a number of ways,” said President Shane Hawkins, “but we need to hear from them by the end of the month.” She noted that both business and individual contributors are cited on the UAA’s website, in the printed programs of presentations by member organizations, and more.  “With thousands of people enjoying UAA member programs over the course of a year, that’s a lot of recognition.”

Creative Summer Fun Continues at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Creative Summer Fun Continues at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Summer may be winding down, but there’s no slowing down of activities scheduled at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.

The present exhibit at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery is “Life is a Beach,” which runs through Aug. 25. If you love the beach, this exhibit is for you!

Infinity Arts Café- Doc and Willy's Acoustic Café

Infinity Arts Café- Doc and Willy's Acoustic Café

The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will be hosting Doc and Willy’s Acoustic Café on Friday, August 18 at 7:00pm at the Infinity Arts Café.

Led by two veteran musicians, Doc Hamels and Will Russell, Doc and Willy’s Acoustic Café is open to all Infinity string students and area string players! This event will allow participants to perform together, share a song with the group, and have a great time jamming on the Infinity Arts Café stage! 

This event is free, family friendly, and open to the public. Musicians of all ages are welcome. We encourage all area guitar and other string students and musicians to stop in and join the fun! 

The Infinity Arts Café performance entrance is located at 300 East 3rd Street. Look for the blue neon guitar!

 

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org