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Buffalo Bandits’ Dhane Smith Added to Collectors’ Expo Lineup

Buffalo Bandits’ Dhane Smith Added to Collectors’ Expo Lineup

Dhane Smith, star forward for the Buffalo Bandits and 2016 National Lacrosse League MVP, will  visit the Collector’s Expo from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 9, for a free autograph event. The Collectors’ Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

Selected in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2012 NLL Entry Draft, the Kitchener, Ontario native was also a 2016 First Team All-Pro and was named to the All-Rookie Team in 2013. During his NLL career, he has recorded 185 goals and 243 assists in just 83 regular season games, plus 23 goals and 26 assists in nine playoff game appearances.

Fall Art Activities Planned at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Fall Art Activities Planned at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

A wide variety of interesting classes and exhibits are upcoming during the fall season at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.

“One Trip and Three Rooms” is an exhibit of collages created using painted papers by artists Paulette Krakowski and Suzanne Borowicz. This exhibit takes collage artwork to another level; it was a year in the making after the artists took a summer workshop last year from internationally known artisan Elizabeth St. Hilaire. The opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, and the exhibit will remain on display through Sept. 30.

Audubon Nature Play Day Sunday, September 17

Audubon Nature Play Day Sunday, September 17

Jamestown, NY – Unstructured outdoor play benefits a child’s physical and mental development as well as his or her understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

Too often, concerns about safety, location, materials and the value of play are barriers in creating these experiences.

On Sunday aftenoon, September 17, Audubon Community Nature Center is offering a Nature Play Day to inspire both kids and adults to make discoveries and feel more comfortable about the natural world through play.

Children ages two to eight and their favorite adults can drop in anytime from 1:00 to 4 p.m. in Audubon’s Nature Play Area.

Extra materials will be placed in the play area such as mud kitchen equipment, hammocks, weaving material or natural building materials. A naturalist will be present to answer questions and provide information.

Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, September 14

Audubon Nature Photography Club Meeting, Thursday, September 14

Jamestown, NY – Nature and landscape photographer Monika Garami will be the presenter at the Audubon Nature Photography Club’s regular meeting on Thursday evening, September 14.

“Sky shots” and “Depth of field” are the topics for the image review that opens the meeting at 6:15 p.m. You are invited to come and see how members interpret and portray each subject 

There will also be a show-and-tell time when members can show off some of their best pictures.

Creative Motherhood Wellness Group Opens in East Aurora

Creative Motherhood Wellness Group Opens in East Aurora

Four Western New York businesswomen have recently joined forces to open a unique wellness group that provides holistic and comprehensive services — and physical and emotional wellness — for women and their families through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Located at 726 Main St. in East Aurora, Creative Motherhood at Creative Wellness Center East Aurora offers services such as prenatal and postpartum yoga, support groups, doula services, massage, childbirth education, essential oils and breastfeeding support. Creative Motherhood’s goal is to assist and serve women (and families) in order to prepare for a positive and healthy start for the transition to motherhood.

First Ever Collectors’ Expo Coming Saturday to the Buffalo Irish Center

First Ever Collectors’ Expo Coming Saturday to the Buffalo Irish Center

Mark your calendars for Western New York’s very first Collectors’ Expo! Featuring more than 30 vendors and 50 tables of unique merchandise, the event will 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.

Vendor and artisan offerings will include sports memorabilia, locally made artwork and handcrafted products, collectible coins, music memorabilia and records, comic books, photography, political memorabilia, movie and theatre memorabilia, car and train memorabilia, jewelry, fossils and minerals, antiques and much more.

Founders Bell Ringing Ceremony to Kick-Off Daemen Celebration

Founders Bell Ringing Ceremony to Kick-Off Daemen Celebration

Daemen College’s inaugural Founders Celebration, a new annual tradition to commemorate the college’s rich history and origins, will kick off with a dedication and ringing ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 7 to officially unveil the institution’s Founders Bell.

In honor of the college’s 70th anniversary being marked this year, the ceremony will include one symbolic ring for each decade since the college was founded in 1947. Official ringers at the ceremony will include Daemen President Gary A. Olson; Dr. Thomas Stewart, ’74, chair of the Daemen Board of Trustees; Sister Edith Wyss, ’66, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, the college’s founding congregation; Nancy Haberman Gacioch, ’62, alumna; Dr. Matthew Ward, president of the Faculty Senate; Dr. Ned Cuddy, faculty emeriti representative; and Hugo Juarez, president of the Student Association.