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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.

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.

Local Mom Turned Autism Advocate Hopes to Share Her Message With the WNY Community

Local Mom Turned Autism Advocate Hopes to Share Her Message With the WNY Community

Love without words. If your family has experienced the impact of autism, you already know the pain behind that brief statement.

Clarence residents Molly and Matthew Pitman are the very fortunate parents of two beautiful children, Donovan and Charlotte. Now 14, Donovan was diagnosed with autism at 23 months old … and their lives were changed forever.

“When our daughter Charlotte was about three years old, she asked me why Donovan did not respond when she said, ‘I love you.’ While I was caught off guard, I used her bond with our family dog, Makeo, as a teachable moment,” said Molly. “Makeo plays with you. He gets excited when you come home and he even lets you cuddle with him. Makeo shows you his love without saying a word. Charlotte seemed to have a better understanding, and so did I.”

Niagara Frontier Doll Club to Host 30th Annual Doll Show & Sale

Niagara Frontier Doll Club to Host 30th Annual Doll Show & Sale

The Niagara Frontier Doll Club will mark a significant milestone when it hosts its 30th annual Doll Show & Sale from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in the University at Buffalo Center for Tomorrow on Flint Road in Amherst.

The event will feature antique and collectible dolls and bears, handmade dolls, doll clothing, supplies, furniture and accessories, miniatures and a special historical display of Girl Scout dolls! Other highlights will include door prizes and a freebie table, and the theme of the event is “Local women empowering local women.” Admission is just $5, with children under 12 free.

Infinity Center Holds New Student Orientation

Infinity Center Holds New Student Orientation

Music, art, dance, and theater students of all levels are welcome to enroll in private and group lessons! The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will hold a new student orientation and intake session on Wednesday, September 13th.

Please contact the Infinity Center at 716-664-0991 to register for a session and reserve your spot today.  Students may also register online at www.infinityperformingarts.org to be contacted for an orientation slot. Orientation sessions last approximately 30 minutes, including a tour of the Infinity Center and opportunities to meet Infinity staff members and schedule lessons.  

The Infinity Center is located at 301 East 2nd Street, Suite 101 in the Lynn Building.

Email info@infinityperformingarts.org

Website http://www.infinityperformingarts.org/

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Visit by Author Daniel Bentivogli

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Visit by Author Daniel Bentivogli

Due to production delays, author Daniel Bentivogli’s visit to Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 12, has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Bentivogli is the author of The Adventures of Sticky McGooey and Friends: Vexed With an X. The nonprofit community bookstore is located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

Bentivogli is a retired water quality professional who has delighted children for years with science-based fanciful tales. He knows science is stranger than fiction and that fiction is very strange, and the result is this fascinating book.

In this whimsical adventure, Sticky McGooey is so tall and thin he looks like a zipper, while his best friend Beef Palumbo is so big and wide he resembles a wall. They always have each other's back and they are always ready for fun and adventure! 

Rural Outreach Center’s Nutrition ROCs Program Brings Families Back to the Dinner Table

Rural Outreach Center’s Nutrition ROCs Program Brings Families Back to the Dinner Table

East Aurora’s Rural Outreach Center, a nonprofit organization offering a wide variety of social services for those living in Western New York’s rural communities, is introducing a unique nutrition program that is bringing families back to the dinner table.

“Nutrition ROCs is a brand new program that, originally, was going to be offered only to single moms, but we decided to open it up to single dads and any other participant who may be interested,” said ROC Program Director Susan Giovino. “Through the program we will offer cooking and nutrition classes once a month for a year, and the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora has graciously offered to host these classes.”