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Shrek The Musical Singing its Way Into Nearby London, Ontario

Shrek The Musical Singing its Way Into Nearby London, Ontario

 

Shrek The Musical, the heartwarmingly fairy tale featuring a crusty but lovable ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his swamp, will take center stage at London, Ontario’s historic Grand Theatre from Nov. 19 through Dec. 28.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig Book, Shrek The Musical brings together a cast that also includes a wise-cracking donkey, a defiant princess, a vertically challenged bad guy and a gang of storybook misfits. An unlikely hero, Shrek discovers through his adventure that real friendship and true love are not only found in fairy tales!

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Canisius College Chorale to Perform at Annunciation Church

Canisius College Chorale to Perform at Annunciation Church

 

The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Now in its seventeenth season, the Canisius College Chorale remains one of Western New York’s most active collegiate music ensembles. Composed of 100 undergraduate and graduate members, the Chorale regularly presents concert programs to school, church and community audiences throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. In recent years, the Chorale has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Free Session on Foster Parent Process Nov. 18

Catholic Charities of Buffalo invites parents, families and individuals residing in Erie County who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to attend an introductory information session Nov. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities provides foster care services to children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups who cannot live safely in their own homes or need to be placed in the permanent care of a loving family. The children under foster care may have special physical, emotional or psychological needs, and may include siblings who should be placed together. There is currently a specific need for homes to foster adolescent children ages 12-18.

Financial support, a clothing allowance and medical coverage are provided to families.

The final information session for 2014 will take place on Dec. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.

Primordial Strength Offers Instruction in SYSTEMA Martial Arts

Primordial Strength Offers Instruction in SYSTEMA Martial Arts

 

Primordial Strength Inc., a private gym in Elma, has announced that it is now offering SYSTEMA, a Russian method of martial arts. Primordial Strength’s owner Steven Helmicki is a SYSTEMA instructor who trained under Vladimir Vasiliev, Black Belt Magazine’s Instructor of the Year. Helmicki has instructed and taught SYSTEMA to the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team comprised of former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Marines.

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Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen College will begin offering courses next spring for a new master of social work (MSW) degree, which will include a concentration in the high-demand practice area of children and families, making it the first MSW program offered at a private college in Western New York.

The New York State Department of Education has granted approval for Daemen to offer the MSW degree that’s designed to provide advanced training for experienced professionals and students with a background in liberal arts who are looking to further or begin their education in the field.

New Winter Market on Hertel to Open on Nov. 22

New Winter Market on Hertel to Open on Nov. 22

 

 

A new indoor farmers’ and food producers’ market will open inside the new 3,000-square-foot home of The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, located at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, on Saturday, Nov. 22. The 20-week market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 4.

Pet Food Sales to Reach $33 Billion as Consumers Spend More on Premium and Healthy Products

Pet Food Sales to Reach $33 Billion as Consumers Spend More on Premium and Healthy Products

 

(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Driven by increased focus on pet health and the powerful role in pet owner lives of the human-animal bond, U.S. sales of pet food will rise 16 percent between 2015-2018 to reach $33 billion!