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Blue Suede Shoes Rock n’ Rolling Into Nearby London

Blue Suede Shoes Rock n’ Rolling Into Nearby London

 

The King lives! “Blue Suede Shoes: The King, The Colonel, The Memories” is set to take center stage at the historic Grand Theatre in nearby London, Ontario, Oct. 14 through Nov. 1.

The King of Rock n’ Roll explodes onto The Grand stage in this pulsing tribute to the performer who transformed a generation. Told through the eyes of Elvis’ business manager, Colonel Tom Parker, the show shakes, rattles and rolls through Elvis’ humble beginnings at Sun Records to the Hollywood years and on to the near-mythical comeback and flamboyant Las Vegas residency. With over 40 songs and dozens of costume changes, the show details the days when Elvis was the king of both stage and screen. Elvis will be in the building!

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‘It Can Wait’ Anti Texting and Driving Campaign to Educate Local Drivers

‘It Can Wait’ Anti Texting and Driving Campaign to Educate Local Drivers

 

The Resource Training Center’s “Alive at 25” program will team up with the AT&T “It Can Wait” anti texting and driving campaign at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, to deliver a simple message — when it comes to texting and driving, it can wait! The program will be offered in the Harlem Road Community Center at 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst.

No Frills Buffalo Releases Two Books by Local Authors

No Frills Buffalo Releases Two Books by Local Authors

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company has announced the release of two new books by local authors: “Convergence” by Deborah Madar and “Mommy, Can I Have That” by Elizabeth Cosgrove Feeney.

Madar was born in Buffalo and has been a Chautauqua County resident for most of her life. She taught high school and college English for 26 years and currently resides with her husband in Bemus Point. 

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery to Host Exhibit, Classes

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery to Host Exhibit, Classes

 

“Märchenfiguren: New Works by Mari” is the next month-long exhibit to be featured at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Featuring the work of artist Candice Pack and based on a collection of fairy tales written by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm in the early 1800s, Märchenfiguren will be on display from Oct. 7 through Nov. 1, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Open to the public, the reception will also feature live music by Dana Eric Misenheimer.

Oil painting classes with artist Lucette Banas will be offered from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on four Thursdays starting Oct. 16. Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of painting in oils. The cost is $120 or $110 for gallery members.

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Three Free Health-Related Programs Target Caregivers, Wellness and Chronic Disease Management

Three Free Health-Related Programs Target Caregivers, Wellness and Chronic Disease Management

Three, free six-week health-related programs focusing on caregiving, wellness and chronic disease management will be offered by Catholic Charities Older Adult Services starting in October at its 128 Wilson St., Buffalo site.

Caregivers, seniors and other adults who attend the evidence-based programs will discover tools to handle stress, reduce guilt or anger and depression, how to actively manage a chronic condition and live a healthy lifestyle.

“Evidence-based programs are based on research” and “translate tested program models or interventions into practical, effective community programs that can provide proven health benefits to participants,” according to the National Council on Aging.

The three programs, which will include refreshments and giveaways, are:

Ribbon-cutting Celebrates the Opening of the Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora

Ribbon-cutting Celebrates the Opening of the Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora

 

After a multi-year community effort that raised more than $650,000 to save one of the most iconic and cherished properties along the WNY Southtowns Scenic Byway, the Mill Road Scenic Overlook is now protected and a roadside pull-off is in place to allow for safe access to the property’s extraordinary views. On Tuesday morning, Sept. 30, the project team cut a ribbon to open the overlook to the public and celebrate the hundreds of supporters who led the community effort. 

Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

 

Learning Choices Network (LCN), a community partnership that provides alternative educational opportunities for local youth, will host its second annual Regional Gathering Nov. 8-10 in the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo. The event will offer a wide variety of topics and workshops of interest to families, homeschoolers and educators who value rich learning experiences. Distinguished speakers will include progressive educators from New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Vermont.