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West Seneca’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market Returns on May 12

West Seneca’s Outdoor Farmers’ Market Returns on May 12

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will return for its third season on Thursday, May 12. The weekly event will take place on Thursday evenings through Sept. 1 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue will feature approximately 25 vendors selling a wide variety of products. For updates on participating vendors, please visit Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Main-Street-Marketplace-West-Seneca-557653200974306).

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Young Audiences WNY Bringing Three Fun-filled Events to Dog Ears Bookstore

Young Audiences WNY Bringing Three Fun-filled Events to Dog Ears Bookstore

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café and Young Audiences Western New York are teaming up to offer three exciting educational events at the bookstore during May. Dog Ears Bookstore is located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

Kicking off the events will be “In Jest with Nels Ross” from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, May 14. Ross’ gravity-defying arts-in-education programs promote character education, wellness, math, science, reading and fun!

A kite-making workshop with Meg Robinson-Albers will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21. Robinson-Albers is a self-professed “kite-maven,” bringing the joy of kite making and the science of flying to students in all grade levels.

Exhibition Features Children’s Works Inspired by Street Photographer

Exhibition Features Children’s Works Inspired by Street Photographer

Elementary and middle school students from South Buffalo’s Seneca Babcock community displayed their “street photography” skills at a Daemen College exhibition that was inspired by the works of American street photographer Vivian Maier.

The photographs shown in the April 21 exhibition, “Seneca Babcock Through the Eyes, Hearts and Art of Children: Part III,” resulted from a community art project overseen by Dr. Mary Wolf, Daemen associate professor of art education, and art education major Samantha Lora of Manchester.

Explore Buffalo Season Kickoff Event Coming to Riverfest Park

Explore Buffalo Season Kickoff Event Coming to Riverfest Park

Summer is just around the corner which means it’s time to kick off the tour season with a party! Join Explore Buffalo from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the brand new lodge in Riverfest Park to enjoy Buffalo’s newest waterfront destination. Riverfest Park is located at 249 Ohio St., Buffalo.

Visitors will enjoy the view of the sunset on the Buffalo River and grain elevators as Explore Buffalo celebrates the start of a new season of tours. Docents will be leading mini tours of the park and the waterfront neighborhood’s history throughout the evening.

Hors d’oeuvres, with a build-your-own taco bar and two drink tickets for beer or wine (cash bar for additional drinks) will be included with admission. Tickets are $30 general admission, or $25 for Explorer Pass holders.

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Visiting College Students are in Their Element at Past & Present Science and Nature Store

Visiting College Students are in Their Element at Past & Present Science and Nature Store

It was a quiet Sunday morning in Blasdell when two white vans carrying 25 guests from SUNY New Paltz pulled up to the Past & Present Science and Nature Store on South Park Avenue just past 10 a.m. For most of the earth science education and geology majors on a four-day excursion through upstate and Western New York, it was their first visit to this hidden gem.

And suddenly, these future scientists and educators were like kids in a candy store, their expressions of glee and excitement immediately noticeable as they walked through the front entrance.

Book-signing Event to Feature Author, Poet and Photographer Jennifer Sinatra Mac Neil

Book-signing Event to Feature Author, Poet and Photographer Jennifer Sinatra Mac Neil

Jennifer Sinatra Mac Neil, author of “My Visions, My Truths: Poems and Inspirations,” will host a book-signing event from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Hamburg American Legion Post #527, 2 Memorial Drive, Hamburg. The book was recently released by No Frills Buffalo publishing company.

Sinatra Mac Neil is a native of Western New York. She is a graduate from D'Youville College and Lafayette High School and has obtained a dual bachelor's degree in math/computer science and philosophy. “My Visions, My Truths: Poems and Inspirations” is her first volume of inspirational poetry. The book was written to help others cope with life-changing trials as she herself has faced in her own life. This book is a collection of verse and photographs taken around Western New York.

Land Conservancy Speaker Series Presents Doug Tallamy in ‘Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships at Home’

Land Conservancy Speaker Series Presents Doug Tallamy in ‘Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships at Home’

As a follow up to Earth Day, the Western New York Land Conservancy is bringing award-winning author Doug Tallamy to the UB Center for the Arts for a presentation on the critical importance of native plants for the ecology and vibrancy of our region.

Tallamy’s research and his book, “Bringing Nature Home,” have sparked a national conversation about the importance of using native plants in our gardens and landscapes to reverse the loss of wildlife and to make our communities healthier. After decades of intense urban sprawl, our natural places are shrinking and becoming more fragmented. The use of native plants in our yards and gardens will make a difference, no matter the size.