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Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles Plans Beckett Card-grading Event

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles Plans Beckett Card-grading Event

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, Northeast Regional Sales Manager from Beckett Grading Services, for a card and memorabilia grading event from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the store located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Annual Western New York Land Conservancy Gala Taking Place on September 26

Annual Western New York Land Conservancy Gala Taking Place on September 26

The Western New York Land Conservancy will host its annual gala in the Golden Ballroom at Statler City from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. For more than 26 years, the regional land trust and its thousands of supporters have saved more than 6,000 acres of forests, wetlands, meadows and farms in the eight counties of Western New York. These places include, among many others, the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston, Owens Falls Sanctuary in Aurora and farmland throughout the region. These places are protected forever because of the Land Conservancy and the efforts of its members.

Audubon Celebrating 60 Years at Annual Dinner on Monday, September 25

Audubon Celebrating 60 Years at Annual Dinner on Monday, September 25

Jamestown, NY – Audubon Community Nature Center has a tradition of recognizing volunteers and holding its annual meeting in late September.

This year’s event on Monday, September 25, is an unusually special occasion. In addition to Volunteer Appreciation Night, it is also a celebration of Audubon 60th anniversary.

“Sixty years ago a committed core of volunteers had the vision to create what has become Audubon Community Nature Center,” said Audubon President Ruth Lundin. “It is most appropriate that this milestone celebration highlights the many volunteers who continue to make it possible for us to connect people with the natural world!”

During Audubon’s 2016-2017 fiscal year, 311 volunteers logged more than 12,350 hours to support Audubon’s mission throughout all aspects of the organization. Lundin noted that volunteers contribute to every department – administration, buildings and grounds, education, research, conservation, and more.

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.