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WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

 

Baseball, football and basketball legends — including several Hall of Fame members — will take part in the Western New York Sports Card Expo Sept. 20-21 at Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. Also taking part in this unique event, presented by The Sports Corner, will be professional wrestling great Ric Flair and four actors from the HBO hit series “The Sopranos.” 

Kicking off the autograph lineup from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, will be NBA Hall of Famer and former Syracuse University star Dave Bing, along with former Syracuse standouts John Wallace, Roosevelt Bouie, Lawrence Moten and Pearl Washington. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 23 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 23 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Aug. 23. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Aug. 23 (weather permitting) will be Acousticopia from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by the Kathy Moriarty Trio from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market will also feature this season’s second Wellness Lane sponsored by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.

MQA Sports Boosters to Host Annual Meat Raffle

MQA Sports Boosters to Host Annual Meat Raffle

 

The Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Sports Boosters will host their second annual meat raffle on Friday, Sept. 26, at St. Andrew’s Church, 34 Francis Ave., Sloan. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the raffle beginning at 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cheektowaga school’s sports program. Tickets are just $5 pre-sale or $8 at the door and admission includes two slices of pizza and pop, beer or wine. Additional pizza slices will be available for purchase.

In addition to the meat raffle, there will also be multiple 50/50 raffles and a theme tray raffle. The event is open to the public, ages 21 and older.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 16 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 16 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Aug. 16. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Aug. 16 (weather permitting) will be the Nickel City String Band from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Porcelain Train from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. International experience and West Side Community Services will occupy the market’s community group tables. 

Explore Buffalo Sets Free Tours at Cirque du Square

Explore Buffalo Sets Free Tours at Cirque du Square

Explore Buffalo will offer free mini-tours of Niagara Square on Saturday, Aug. 16, as part of Cirque du Square, an exciting new event being launched this summer that is bringing new life to Buffalo's most impressive public gathering space. Explore Buffalo's tour will encompass the history of the square itself in Joseph Ellicott's 1804 radial street plan, the McKinley Monument at the square's center and the buildings around the square, most notably City Hall. 

Tours will begin on the hour at 11 a.m., noon, and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. from the Explore Buffalo tent in Niagara Square. 

Book-signing Event to Celebrate Release of Ralph Galanti’s First Novel

Book-signing Event to Celebrate Release of Ralph Galanti’s First Novel

 

Lackawanna native Ralph J. Galanti Jr., retired athletic director at Erie Community College, will host a book-signing event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. 

His book, “City of Steel ... Hearts of Gold — My Lackawanna,” takes place in the city of Lackawanna during the 1930s. It is a story dedicated to the men and women of Lackawanna and is loosely centered around the life and times of one of its prominent citizens, Ralph J. Galanti Sr.

Youth Services Fair on Aug. 19 is Chance for Service Providers, Youths to Learn about Opportunities

Youth Services Fair on Aug. 19 is Chance for Service Providers, Youths to Learn about Opportunities

Youth service providers, as well as adolescents and family members seeking youth-specific assistance are invited to attend a free Youth Services Information Fair on Aug. 19 from 1-3:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Community Center, 389 Peckham St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities’ Education and Workforce Development Department is hosting the event designed to encourage networking among service providers, explore youth service opportunities and learn about other providers, allowing interaction and relationship building among Buffalo and Erie County agencies which work with youth. The agencies help youth overcome the social, psychological and environmental barriers impacting their economic and educational success.

More than 20 providers will participate and provide displays, including Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network, Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children nutrition program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Neighborhood Legal Services and Compass House.