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Olear Team at MJ Peterson to Participate in Fall Open House at Brookdale Orchard Glen

Olear Team at MJ Peterson to Participate in Fall Open House at Brookdale Orchard Glen

Sally Ball Conover, a licensed real estate broker with the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will participate in an open house at Brookdale Orchard Glen on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. Brookdale Orchard Glen is located at 6055 Armor Duells Road in Orchard Park.  

The open house will provide visitors an opportunity to learn more about the facility, as well as gain valuable information about topics and resources available to older adults and their caregivers. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Conover will be present to talk with attendees and provide insight and advice on the real estate needs of older adults.  

Light refreshments will be served and attendees have the chance to win a $50 gift card to Wegmans (two gift cards will be given out).

October 1 is Early Bird Reservation Deadline for Audubon’s OctoberFEAST

October 1 is Early Bird Reservation Deadline for Audubon’s OctoberFEAST

Jamestown, N.Y. – Last year Audubon Community Nature Center staff and volunteers presented their gala fund raising dinner and auction at the Nature Center.

“OctoberFEAST 2016 was such a hit,” said program director Jennifer Schlick, “that we’re staying at the Nature Center and coming up with even more fun ideas for this fall!”

Saturday evening, October 21, is the date for OctoberFEAST 2017, and the Sunday, October 1, deadline for early bird discounts is fast approaching.

Tapas food stations will be in various locations, with new specials delivered from the kitchen throughout the dining hour. The delicious dinner is sure to please vegans and omnivores alike.

With an emphasis on experiences, the live auction features unique opportunities and outings like Sunday brunch and studio tours in an 1880s boardinghouse, an evening reminiscent of a jazz supper club, and a day with a wildlife biologist looking for mussels and hellbenders and enjoying a catered lunch.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author Mike Maccalupo

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author Mike Maccalupo

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, will host author Mike Maccalupo for a book-signing event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. 

Maccalupo’s latest book, “Death by Incarceration,” is his first non-fiction novel. Released in July, this new book chronicles the life, murders, trial, incarceration and ministry of Larry Stromberg, an up-and-coming Philadelphia actor and screenwriter who murdered his wife and mother-in-law in 1996. After his conviction and sentencing to two consecutive life sentences he begins his search for God which leads him to start a ministry to spread God's words through plays performed on stage for other convicts in the hope to bring them closer to God.

Harvest and Enjoy Fall’s Bounty at Audubon Workshop, Sunday Afternoon, October 1

Harvest and Enjoy Fall’s Bounty at Audubon Workshop, Sunday Afternoon, October 1

Jamestown, NY – Beans, winter squash, Asian pears, apples, and quince.

These are some of the veggies, fruits, and tubers of the season that you can harvest and enjoy at the final session of Audubon Community Nature Center’s gardening series on Sunday afternoon, October 1.

You are invited to the home of organic gardeners Scott and Pam Stoleson in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, for the 1-3 p.m. event.

Likely things you will be able to pick and sample include Shinseiki and Yoinashi Asian pears, Beurre Bosc pears, Rose Finn and Austrian Crescent potatoes, winter squashes, American hazelnuts, and Aromatnaya Quince.

You will also discuss planting a cover crop in harvested areas to replenish the soil’s organic material, preparing to plant the first plants for next season (garlic!), and putting the garden to bed for the winter. 

The finale will be a feast of home-grown veggies, possibly augmented by harvests from other farms nearby.

Learn Botanical Drawing and Painting in Three Sessions at Audubon

Learn Botanical Drawing and Painting in Three Sessions at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – Audubon Community Nature Center is offering a unique opportunity to learn “The Art of Botanical Drawing and Painting.”

In three Saturday morning sessions presented by two artists on staff, you can learn the basics of nature drawing and painting from observation.

Ruby Miller and Kim Turner will tag team instruction from 9 a.m. to noon on October 7, 14, and 21, 2017. Deadline for registration is Monday, September 25.

Artists and naturalists alike can benefit from this workshop. Beginners and seasoned artists are invited to hone their observation skills while developing drawing and watercolor techniques.

The sessions will progress each week, culminating with a finished watercolor painting of a botanical study. The methods used throughout the workshop are inspired by Agathe Ravet-Haevermans’s book, The Art of Botanical Drawing: An Introductory Guide.

Lessons at WILD All-Star Cheerleading Go Far Beyond the Mat

Lessons at WILD All-Star Cheerleading Go Far Beyond the Mat

While some families register their children for classes at WILD All-Star Cheerleading in Orchard Park to learn the latest cheerleading, gymnastic and dance techniques, it’s the underlying lessons in self-confidence, teamwork, personal responsibility, respect, discipline, social responsibility and family that are providing skills that will last a lifetime.

“While we do our best to offer opportunities to meet the needs of every student that comes through our door, we also get to know each individual and help them set and reach goals, learn the value of commitment and teamwork, and ultimately see their dreams become a reality,” said Rebekah Stiller, WILD co-owner and co-founder. “Our ultimate goal is to create champions both on and off the mat!”

Explore Buffalo Plans Autumn Tour of Homes in Village of Hamburg

Explore Buffalo Plans Autumn Tour of Homes in Village of Hamburg

Join Explore Buffalo and Imagine: Hamburg from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, for a rare opportunity to see the interior of historic homes in one of Erie County’s charming villages! On this Autumn Tour of Homes, approximately 10 home interiors will be open to view and admire. Take a look at some incredible 19th century interiors that have been painstakingly maintained or restored by their owners. In addition, the Village of Hamburg business community will be participating with special offerings on the day of the tour including live music, wine tasting and even a real steam engine!