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Dog Ears gala to feature local music and cuisine

Dog Ears gala to feature local music and cuisine

 

The seventh annual Dog Ears Bookstore Gala will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. The theme for the event is “Buffalo Beats & Eats,” a celebration of local music and cuisine.

Providing musical entertainment will be the StoneBridge Band, Grace Stumberg Band, the Charlie O’Neill Unplugged Club and a few surprise bands. Additionally, more than 20 local restaurants will participate in a “Taste of the City” event during the gala. Beer and wine will be included in the ticket price, including a special beer-tasting event by Certo Brothers Distributing.

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on March 14

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on March 14

 

The Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14. The market runs every Saturday through April 4, so you have just four opportunities left to visit!

In addition to The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, vendors taking part in the market include Alpine Made/First Light Farm & Creamery, Chateau Buffalo, Fetch! Dog Treats, House of Olives, JJ’s Jams, Kelly’s Kandies, Sandy’s Dandies and more! 

Dog Ears to Host Book-signing Event and New Puppy Tales Series

Dog Ears to Host Book-signing Event and New Puppy Tales Series

 

A book-signing event and a new session of the popular Puppy Tales program will take place at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

Bill Donohue, author of “Himself — A Civil War Veteran’s Struggle with Rebels, Brits and Devils,” will visit Dog Ears at 6 p.m. Friday, March 13, for a book-signing event. Published by Buffalo Heritage Press, “Himself” tells the story of Patrick Donohue, the author’s great-grandfather who was raised in Buffalo’s First Ward in the mid-1800s. He and his brother John fought with Grant’s Army of the Potomac in some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Both were wounded, with Patrick spending eight months in Confederate prisons.

Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State Resumes Programming

Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State Resumes Programming

Thanks to the continued generosity of the Whitworth and Dorothy Ferguson Foundation, the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State will resume public programming on Friday, March 6, after a two-year hiatus.

The planetarium, which temporarily closed in January 2013 to accommodate construction of Buffalo State’s $100 million Science and Mathematics Complex, will set up operations in Buckham Hall for the next four years inside a new inflatable planetarium with a state-of-the-art projector system. The Whitworth and Dorothy Ferguson Foundation funded the inflatable planetarium project—which is only slightly smaller than the former physical planetarium.

Exit 2 Bar & Grille to Host SPCA Benefit, St. Patty’s Day Festivities

Exit 2 Bar & Grille to Host SPCA Benefit, St. Patty’s Day Festivities

 

A Chili, Chowder & Soup Cook-off to benefit the SPCA Serving Erie County will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Exit 2 Bar & Grille, 3191 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. 

A basket auction and a silent auction will be held during the event, with a guitar autographed by the Goo Goo Dolls featured in the silent auction. Other highlights of the event will include an open well bar, draft beer, live music by SoundProof and special guest judges! Tito’s Girls will also be on hand offering vodka samples. Tickets are just $25, or $10 for cook-off participants.

Farmers & Artisans Offering Traditional Irish Fare for St. Patrick’s Day

Farmers & Artisans Offering Traditional Irish Fare for St. Patrick’s Day

 

One of Western New York’s favorite holidays — St. Patrick’s Day — is right around the corner, and Farmers & Artisans local food market and bakery is ready to help you celebrate!

For starters, Farmers & Artisans is now taking orders for fresh corned beef. The beef is raised locally at Librock Farms in Gasport, contains no hormones or antibiotics, and is brined using the secret recipe of Avenue Boys Smokehouse in Pendleton.  The corned beef sold out early last year so be sure to place your order soon.

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on March 7

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on March 7

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The market runs every Saturday through April 4, so you have just five opportunities left to visit!

In addition to The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, vendors taking part in the market include Alpine Made/First Light Farm & Creamery, Biscotti for Everybotti, Chateau Buffalo, Fetch! Dog Treats, House of Olives, JJ’s Jams, Kelly’s Kandies, Sandy’s Dandies, White Cow Dairy, Wrafterbuilt Salvage & Reclaimed LLC and more!