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Pet Connection to Host Chicken BBQ, Auction & Raffle on September 18

If you’re hungry for a delicious chicken BBQ or just have an appetite for a good time, stop by the Bowen Grove Shelter beginning at noon Saturday, September 18, for Pet Connection’s Chicken BBQ, Chinese Auction and 50/50 Raffle! The event will take place at the Bowen Grove Shelter, located at the intersection of Bowen and Broadway in Lancaster. 

The delicious chicken dinners, priced at just $9, will be prepared by Big Belly BBQ, voted the number one BBQ in Western New York! Take-out orders will also be available. All dinners include a half BBQ chicken, three sides, roll/butter, beverage and dessert.

Transplant Miracles Foundation's Treasure Island Picnic to Support Organ Transplant & Research

The Transplant Miracles Foundation is asking the community to come out in support of organ transplant and research at the 3rd annual Treasure Island Family Picnic – or else have to walk the plank! The yearly fundraising event is Saturday, September 18 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the West Side Rowing Club and Frank Lloyd Wright Rowing Boathouse.

Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per family and include food, drinks, raffles, games, music and fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the event support organ transplant and surgical research, the treatment and care of transplant recipients and to promote organ donation.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Weekend Highlights

Musical entertainment by the Buffalo Chamber Players and wine-tasting courtesy of Niagara Landing Wine Cellar and Arrowhead Spring Vineyards are among the scheduled attractions on Saturday, September 11, at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

Comprised of members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Buffalo musicians, the Buffalo Chamber Players is a mixed instrument chamber ensemble dedicated to exploring the lesser-heard masterworks of the chamber music repertoire.

Pet Connection Announces Additional Events During September

Pet Connection Programs, Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, has added some new special events to its September calendar.

Volunteers will be grilling up delicious hot dogs and hamburgers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 11 at Valu Home Center, 123 Grey St., East Aurora. Also on September 11, volunteers will be taking part in the Abbott Road Animal Hospital pet fair and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. The animal hospital is located at 3816 Abbott Road in Orchard Park.

Once Again, the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Will be Abuzz With Activity

Join the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturday, August 28, for the following: Guest chef demonstration featuring Chef Jim Guarino of Shango, a visit from the Massachusetts Avenue Project, music by the Six String Circus, and wine-tasting courtesy of Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and Arrowhead Spring Vineyards!

For additional information, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. For frequent updates on the market, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Urgent: Pet Connection Needs Your Help!

Do to a manufacturing mix-up, Pet Connection Programs Inc. is in urgent need of reusable grocery-style bags for the Erie County Fair. The bags are then filled with pet supplies and sold to Fairgoers to raise funds for the nonprofit animal shelter in Marilla. Unfortunately, only 200 bags have arrived so far, and they sold out the very first day of the Fair.

 If you can help with a donation of new bags, please call Joe Kirchmyer at 997-0152.