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Seven Years on Mars: A Talk by a Member of Mars Rover Imaging Team

Seven Years on Mars: A Talk by a Member of Mars Rover Imaging Team

The Spirit and Opportunity rovers have reshaped our vision of Mars with their stunning images and fascinating discoveries. Amazingly, the rovers, which were designed to operate for three months, have now been exploring the surface of the Red Planet for over seven years.

Join NASA Mars Exploration Rover team member Melissa Rice for a behind-the-scenes look at the images, science and human creativity that have made the mission such a success. Using remarkable photos taken by the "Pancam" instrument, she'll share the inside story of the mission - from the launches right up to the latest pictures returned from the Martian surface.

Helping Parents and Schools Become More Effective Partners

Helping Parents and Schools Become More Effective Partners

Helping Parents and Schools Become More Effective Partners

Date: May 4, 2011

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location:  Parent Network of WNY

                1000 Main Street

                Buffalo NY, 14202

Learn how to view conflict differently, communicate more effectively and prevent disagreements that may arise related to a child’s special education, including advanced communication strategies and tips. Also provided is information on formal ways to resolve disagreements; particularly special education mediation.

Sister's Easter Catechism at Shea's

Sister's Easter Catechism at Shea's

Celebrate the Easter Season with Sister as she answers time worn questions of the season like “Who was Mary Magdalene?”, “Why isn’t Easter on the same day every year like Christmas?”, and “Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?”.

Part pageant, and wHOLY hysterical, this latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter baskets, Easter bonnets, and, of course, those yummy Easter Peeps. Sister answers questions about Saint Francis, patron saint of animals, pet heaven (where do my pets go?), and the significance of those adorable baby chicks!

Get ready to participate as Sister runs her own version of the Easter Egg Hunt, with special rewards, and candy give-aways.

The United States Navy Band Free Concert at Shea's Tonight

The United States Navy Band Free Concert at Shea's Tonight

Free Concert March 28, 7:30 pm

Free tickets available starting March 1 at Shea’s Ticket Office, 650 Main St.
Limit is up to 4 tickets per person. Ticket holders must be seated 15 minutes before the concert.

The United States Navy Band is the premier musical organization of the U.S. Navy. Comprised of six primary performing groups as well as a host of smaller ensembles, "The World's Finest" is capable of playing any style of music in any setting.

One hundred seventy enlisted musicians, recruited from the finest music schools and professional musical organizations, perform over 270 public concerts and 1,300 ceremonies each year.

How Do I Find the Right Housemate?

How Do I Find the Right Housemate?

How do I find the right housemate?

Date: May 3, 2011

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Ben Gardane Ras El Jedire: Libya Needs Our Help

Ben Gardane Ras El Jedire: Libya Needs Our Help

 

by Susan Marie and Hind Houas

 

Ben Gardane is a town in southeast Tunisia, close to the Libyan border, Ras El Jedire.  In 2011, during The Libyan Uprising, two entities became government of Libya. Muammar Gaddafi controlling Tripoli and Western Libya and Mustafa Abdul Jalail in Benghazi, controlling Eastern Libya.  Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa and 17th largest in the world.  Libya is one of the world's 10 richest oil-producing countries.

April 9 Mortgage Check-Up Provides Relief to Homeowners

April 9 Mortgage Check-Up Provides Relief to Homeowners

Though court filings for foreclosure in Western New York are low, a report from the New York State Banking Department suggests the number of homeowners in need of housing advocacy could as much as double over the next year. A Mortgage Check-Up event on Saturday, April 9 will provide Western New York homeowners worried about their mortgages with a quick, easy and confidential way to address their concerns.

Counselors and lawyers will consult homeowners privately from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FLARE office at 307 Leroy Ave.