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Pittie Party to Benefit Black Dog, Second Chance

Pittie Party to Benefit Black Dog, Second Chance

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, Black Dog, Second Chance will be showcasing three of their rescue dogs at Animal Outfitters, 986 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.  "It's a Pittie Party" will feature three pit bull mix dogs that are looking for forever homes.  They have been in Black Dog, Second Chance's care for several months due to extensive medical needs.  Each dog is now healthy, spayed or neutered, and up to date on its vaccinations.

Karly, a 12 week old puppy who recently survived parvo, will be present to raise funds for her veterinary bills.  There will be a "Karly Kissing Booth" where people can have their picture taken with her to help off-set the $3,000 in expenses that were incurred during her treatment.  Evan and Rummy, seven month old siblings, will also be available for adoption.

For more details on "It's a Pittie Party", visit http://www.blackdogsecondchance.org/.

Come See the City Honors Musical: South Pacific

Come See the City Honors Musical: South Pacific

Location: Auditorium

Dates: Friday, March 11th at 7 pm
Saturday, March 12th at 2 pm and 7 pm
Sunday, March 13th at 2 pm Tickets are available from the music department (email Ms. Newton at: emnewton@buffaloschools.org) or at the door.  Cost: $7.50 adults and $5.00 for students. 186 East North Street
Buffalo, NY 14204


Cool Cats Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Cool Cats Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Celebrate a "purrrfect" weekend, and come to the Buffalo Zoo to see our fine felines in action! Enjoy enrichment for the animals and keeper talks about our servals, lions, tigers and snow leopards. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is free with Zoo admission. Please call the Events Coordinator at (716) 995-6133 for more information.

Botanical Gardens Selected for Bride’s Choice Awards

Botanical Gardens Selected for Bride’s Choice Awards

Buffalo, NY - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, announced that the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011!


Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Past clients of the website are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry.

Theme Tray/Basket Auction is This Friday at MQA

Theme Tray/Basket Auction is This Friday at MQA

Excitement is building for the annual Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Theme Tray/Basket Auction that will take place this Friday, March 11, at the school. Located at 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga, the school doors will open at 5 p.m., and drawings will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

The event, sponsored by the Home School Association, is one of the school's biggest fundraising activities. For more information, please visit www.mqangels.com.

To schedule a tour of the school or to register for the 2011-12 school year, please call 895-6280.

St. Patrick Celebrations at the Buffalo Irish Center

St. Patrick Celebrations at the Buffalo Irish Center

The Buffalo Irish Center, WNY’S Irish American Heritage Center, will come alive with Irish music, dance and food beginning on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17.  

The day will begin with a Mass (sponsored by St. Patrick’s Irish American Club) and a traditional Irish Breakfast ($15 advance ticket available at Tara Gift Shoppe). 

The annual Soda Bread Competition will be judged by Kirstie Struienski of Fiddleheads Restaurant. Prizes will be awarded. Entries should be dropped off  between  9:00 and 10:15 a.m.  Breads must be wrapped in clear plastic and labeled with name and phone number.

Music will begin in the pub with Comhaltas at 1 p.m., Kevin McCarthy at 2:30 p.m. and St.

Bravery of Mirabal Sisters Against Dictatorship Focus of Presentation

Bravery of Mirabal Sisters Against Dictatorship Focus of Presentation

HAMBURG, N.Y. – The story of the Mirabal sisters, considered national heroines in the Dominican Republic for their active participation in the fight against the rule of long-time dictator Rafael Trujillo, will be focused on at a Women’s History Month presentation being held at Hilbert College.

“Ordinary Citizens, National Heroines: The Mirabal Sisters’ Role in Overthrowing Dominican Dictator Trujillo” will be discussed by featured speaker Jennifer Rossi, Ph.D., assistant professor of American Studies at St. John Fisher College, at 3 p.m. March 22 in the Palisano Lecture Room (101 Bogel Hall).

The Mirabal sisters, who became known as The Butterflies, helped organize an effort to fight against the Trujillio regime, which was in power from 1930-61. Their opposition to the government led to three of the four Dominican women giving their lives for the cause in 1960.