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Christmas in the Park Slated for December 6 in Cazenovia Park

Christmas in the Park Slated for December 6 in Cazenovia Park

Christmas in the Park, an annual holiday tradition co-sponsored by South Buffalo Alive and the South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, in Cazenovia Park. 

This family friendly event will include carriage rides through the park, musical entertainment by Mount Mercy Academy’s Pure Magic and the South Buffalo School of Music, and the arrival of Santa Claus by firetruck! Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. at the Tosh Collins Center. The event is geared toward children 13 and under, and attendees are asked to bring non-perishable canned food items that will be donated to the South Buffalo Community Table.

Christmas in the Country returns to Hamburg Fairgrounds November 6-9

Christmas in the Country returns to Hamburg Fairgrounds November 6-9

 

A favorite Western New York tradition, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 30th season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 6-9. And for the first time in its storied history, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long!  

“We have always felt our patrons needed more than just one day to properly enjoy this event,” said Daniel Kaczynski of Premier Promotions, organizers of the event. “Now everyone has the opportunity to come back as much as they would like at no additional cost.”

Dog Ears to Host Author of Allergy Friendly Recipe Book

Dog Ears to Host Author of Allergy Friendly Recipe Book

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café will host local author Elizabeth Cosgrove Feeney for a book-signing event at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

The author received a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Geneseo and an associate’s degree from Trocaire College in Buffalo. A wife and stay-at-home mom with two sons, her youngest son was born with food allergies. In her new book, “Mommy Can I Have That” published by No Frills Buffalo, she has taken family recipes and converted them into safe, delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy!

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Festive Holiday Events

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Festive Holiday Events

 

Several exciting and family-oriented holiday events are on the calendar at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in December. Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

A Tree Lighting Ceremony from 7 to 9 p.m. will kick things off on Friday, Dec. 5. This event is free and open only to members of Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. For more information on becoming a member, please visit www.bnhv.org/membership.

Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Free Session on Foster Parent Process Nov. 18

Catholic Charities of Buffalo invites parents, families and individuals residing in Erie County who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to attend an introductory information session Nov. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities provides foster care services to children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups who cannot live safely in their own homes or need to be placed in the permanent care of a loving family. The children under foster care may have special physical, emotional or psychological needs, and may include siblings who should be placed together. There is currently a specific need for homes to foster adolescent children ages 12-18.

Financial support, a clothing allowance and medical coverage are provided to families.

The final information session for 2014 will take place on Dec. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.

Primordial Strength Offers Instruction in SYSTEMA Martial Arts

Primordial Strength Offers Instruction in SYSTEMA Martial Arts

 

Primordial Strength Inc., a private gym in Elma, has announced that it is now offering SYSTEMA, a Russian method of martial arts. Primordial Strength’s owner Steven Helmicki is a SYSTEMA instructor who trained under Vladimir Vasiliev, Black Belt Magazine’s Instructor of the Year. Helmicki has instructed and taught SYSTEMA to the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team comprised of former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Marines.

New Winter Market on Hertel to Open on Nov. 22

New Winter Market on Hertel to Open on Nov. 22

 

 

A new indoor farmers’ and food producers’ market will open inside the new 3,000-square-foot home of The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, located at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, on Saturday, Nov. 22. The 20-week market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 4.