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Exhibits, Classes Fill the Calendar at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery

Exhibits, Classes Fill the Calendar at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery

“Nature Meets Art,” featuring the work of local artists introducing you to their creative ideas on nature, is the latest exhibit to debut at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. The exhibit, which includes over 30 artists with artwork in pastels, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, clay, alcohol inks, fiber art and calligraphy, will run through April 1. An opening reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 10.

In April, Enjoy the Journey will showcase an exhibit titled “Beyond Imagination” with acrylic abstract artist C. Mari Pack and two of her students, Grace Wilding and Serena Way. They are each taking acrylics to new level with creativity, motion and color. Their exhibit’s opening reception is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 7. The exhibit runs from Tuesday, April 4 through Thursday, May 11.

Springtime in the Country Grows with New Spring Market

Springtime in the Country Grows with New Spring Market

Celebrating 23 years of fine art and artisans, Springtime in the Country returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2. And this year, Springtime in the Country has expanded to include a Spring Market, a unique retail addition featuring all that we love about the season — fresh fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers, specialty foods, craft wineries, brewers and distillers, food trucks, mobile kitchens and much more!

As always, shoppers are afforded the unique opportunity to connect with over 200 artisans from across the nation, learn about their considerable talents and purchase handcrafted items.

Grand Opening to Celebrate Daemen’s New Alumni House

Grand Opening to Celebrate Daemen’s New Alumni House

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College’s Alumni House, which serves as the new central location for the college’s institutional advancement operations, will officially be unveiled at a grand opening celebration scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. March 21.

The Daemen community and the public are invited to attend the grand opening at Alumni House, located adjacent to Lot L, across the street from the Business Building. The event will begin with a welcome given by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, followed by a reception with refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres, and tours of the facility.

“We are pleased to continue to expand our campus in meaningful ways that are beneficial to our college community,” said Olson. “The opening of Alumni House has allowed us for the first time to headquarter our entire institutional advancement team in one facility, which, in turn, created space for all of enrollment management to be housed in Rosary Hall.”

Tickets available for 20th anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event

Tickets available for 20th anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event

The 20th annual Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions, Western New York’s premier “music in motion” event featuring eight of the top drum corps in the world, returns to New Era Field in Orchard Park at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.

Sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), Drums Along the Waterfront - Tour of Champions will have a noticeable “blue” theme this year. Drum corps scheduled to compete include the reigning world champion Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, along with the 17-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils of Concord, California. Also participating are the Blue Knights of Denver, Colorado; Blue Stars of La Crosse, Wisconsin; The Cadets of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Carolina Crown of Ft. Mills, South Carolina; Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Illinois; and Santa Clara Vanguard of Santa Clara, California. This colorful lineup has captured a total of 41 DCI World Champion titles!

No Frills Buffalo Publishes New Book by Michael Burns Haggerty

No Frills Buffalo Publishes New Book by Michael Burns Haggerty

“Sweet Cheeks and More Stories from the Nickel City,” a poignant and vibrant collection of short fiction from author Michael Burns Haggerty whose characters have deep roots in Buffalo and Western New York, is the latest release from No Frills Buffalo publishing company. 

In “Sweet Cheeks,” a down-and-out carpet cleaner masters the art of Blackjack so he can earn enough money to move himself and his prostitute girlfriend to Costa Rica. In “Coming Home,” a young man returns home to learn the mysteries of his mother’s suicide, and in “Pedro on the Street Corner,” a young thief tries to break free from a life of crime. These comically dark and frighteningly real stories give the reader an uncompromising understanding of the hard-hitting, determined and flawed characters that live and die in Buffalo and Western New York.

Metzelaars, McKeller and Bentley added to Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo

Metzelaars, McKeller and Bentley added to Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo

Western New York’s next Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Former Buffalo Sabres great Rob Ray will be on hand to sign autographs at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 per autograph on any item. Additional guests just added to the lineup include former Buffalo Bills Pete Metzelaars, Keith McKeller and Ray Bentley. Metzelaars and McKeller will sign autographs from noon until 2 p.m. at a cost of $15 per item, while Bentley will sign for free with a purchase at his table throughout the show.

Author Sinéad Tyrone to Visit Dog Ears Bookstore

Author Sinéad Tyrone to Visit Dog Ears Bookstore

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, will host author Sinéad Tyrone for a book-signing event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Tyrone will be signing copies of her books, “Walking Through The Mist” and “Crossing The Lough Between.”