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Call for Art to Benefit Local Homeless Animals

Call for Art to Benefit Local Homeless Animals

A call for art has been issued by the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project for its second annual PETropolitan Auction of Art.  Taking place on March 31, 2011, the PETropolitan will feature silent and live auctions of art against the backdrop of Asbury Hall.  Proceeds will be used to assist the six partner organizations in their efforts to end the euthanasia of shelter dogs and cats in Erie County.  The Project partners include the SPCA Serving Erie County; the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; Black Dog, Second Chance; HEART; Second Chance; and Ten Lives Club.

The PETropolitan is the perfect occasion for local artists to help save the lives of companion animals while showcasing their work to hundreds of guests.  Animal-inspired artwork will be accepted in any medium; the minimum value should exceed $75. 

Themed Tours by Historical Society and Forest Lawn Highlight Red Jacket, Pan-American Exposition

Themed Tours by Historical Society and Forest Lawn Highlight Red Jacket, Pan-American Exposition

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, in collaboration with the Forest Lawn Group, is present two themed tours to take place this winter.

Historical Society Presents Artifact-Inspired Crafting Evenings

Historical Society Presents Artifact-Inspired Crafting Evenings

BUFFALO, NY - Tackle a new skill, while having fun and learning about history on Tuesday evenings at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society History Museum beginning January 11, 2011. 

Led by a skilled craftsperson, participants will craft projects based upon the collections being displayed at the Museum while learning more about the history of the artifact.

Workshops begin Tuesday, January 11 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm and end on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

Each crafting session costs $25 ($20 for members of BECHS) and includes the class and materials. Space is limited and pre-registration is required so interested parties are encouraged to come to the museum gift shop or call 873-9644 ext. 301.

Richardson Olmsted Complex GEIS and GPP Public Hearing, January 6, 2011

Richardson Olmsted Complex GEIS and GPP Public Hearing, January 6, 2011

The Richardson Olmsted Complex Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) and General Project Plan (GPP) are complete, and were accepted as such by the lead agency, Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) on December 16, 2010. 

The DGEIS and GPP describe the project, assess the potential for significant environmental impacts, identify potential mitigation measures, and identify the sources and uses of state funds.  At a Public Hearing on Thursday, January 6, 2011, 6:00 pm at Burchfield Penney Art Center you will have the opportunity to comment on these activities. 

The Rail Barons on Board with Model Trains at the Historical Society

The Rail Barons on Board with Model Trains at the Historical Society

All on board for the holiday running of the Rail Barons display!

The Rail Barons will be in residence at the Historical Society and running the model train set-up every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 28 through Feb. 28, with a special holiday schedule that includes December 26, 28, 29, 30, and January 2.

The Rail Barons display includes HO-gauge model trains running on more than 200 feet of track, as well as a scale Erie Canal lock and 100 miniature buildings portraying Buffalo and Western New York at the turn of the 20th century.

Visitors to the train display will also enjoy access to the museum’s exhibits, including the new “Fact, Fiction & Spectacle: The Trial of Red Jacket,” which features several of the museum’s most remarkable artifacts, while telling an amazing story of one of our region’s well-known figures, the Seneca orator Red Jacket.

Holiday Event to Benefit AIDS Community Services

Ebenezer: Do You Believe A Man Can Change?, a unique one-man show by Lee John to benefit AIDS Community Services, will be held at 7:30 p.m. December 15 and 16 at the Evergreen Conference Center/BUA, 119 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 499-1755.

Lee John explores Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in a unique, fun and intensely emotional way. It is a “behind the scenes” look at Ebenezer’s fateful night. In Lee’s version, Jacob Marley is not repentant, yet has one word that can save us all. The three ghosts are “off-duty union workers” that spout wisecracks and wisdom to the audience.  They discuss silk sheets, TJ Maxx, movies, obesity, husky jeans, union rules and yes, Ebenezer. 

Celebrate Holiday Traditions at the Beautifully Decorated and Historic Eldon House

Celebrate Holiday Traditions at the Beautifully Decorated and Historic Eldon House

The Buffalo area is truly blessed to have such a large number of architecturally significant buildings. The same can be said for nearby London, Ontario, where buildings such as the historic Eldon House have become major tourism attractions.

Eldon House, which recently celebrated its 175th anniversary, remains virtually unchanged since the last century. Known as Ontario’s oldest residence, it contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures and also boasts a beautiful 19th century-style garden. Built in 1834 for John and Amelia Harris, this historic home remained in the family until 1960 when it was donated to the City of London. The house and its gardens remain a place of beauty and tranquility.