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What 2 Do In Your Town: June 15-19
What 2 Do In Your Town: June 15-19

Ready for some summer fun?  Whether its food festivals, carnivals, tournaments, or live concert events, 2 Your Town has got you covered as we continue to provide you all the best activities in your town this summer. 

The following is a list of events in your area for the week of June 15th- 19th.  

June 15th:

Gray Hair Gala – This Earth’s Daughters event features writers from previous seasons.  7:30pm at Hallwalls Contemporary Center, 341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY; 832-5400 or www.justbuffalo.org

Gateway Wednesday West Herr Ford, Lincoln, Mercury Concert on the Canal Series – Free concert series with performances by Black Widow at 6pm and 50/50 Band at 8pm.  (Gateway Harbor, North Tonawanda; www.northtonawanda.org)

June 16th:

Lobster Fest - The Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America hosts a seafood-filled fundraiser.  5:30pm – 10:30pm at Woodlawn Beach State Park; 512-6203 or www.wny-scouting.org

Gentleman’s Gentleman – The O'Connell & Company presents its final production of the season on Father’s Day. The company is located at Erie Community College North Campus (6205 Main St, Williamsville).  Call 848-0800 or visit www.oconnellandcompany.com for ticket info and times.

WNY Law Enforcement Golf Tournament – Open to any and all golfers, this tournament is hosted by The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Golf Classic to benefit the Make-A-Wish-Foundation and Column of Hope.  Shotgun start at noon at Diamond Hawk Golf Course (255 Sonwil Dr, Cheektowaga; www.wnylegolf.com).  Sign in between 9:45 - 10:30am for $110 per golfer.

Shakespeare at Delaware Park –  Shakespeare in Delaware Park presents the 36th season of FREE professional outdoor theater.  This summer's season begins June 16th with the Merchant of Venice. Through July 10th at Delaware Park (856-4533 or www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org)

Celebration of Legends – Cradle Beach honors outstanding community members at this annual gala.  6-10pm at Cradle Beach (549-6307 or www.cradlebeach.org)

Art Sensations – Participants will enjoy an in-depth verbal description tour of select masterworks from the Gallery’s Collection and special exhibitions, followed by a hands-on art activity with educator Cara Nisbeth. This is a tour of the Albright-Knox for adults who are blind or partially sighted.  2-4pm at the Albright-Knox Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave; 882-8700 or www.albrightknox.org)

Star Spangled Celebration – It’s Showtime! This musical performance takes you into New York and onto Broadway to see the highlights of your favourite performances like: “Mama Mia”, “Cats”, “Les Miserables”, “Chicago”, “Chorus Line”, “Grease” and much more. Through June 26, excluding June 21, at the Niagara Fallsville Casino Resort (6380 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON; 888-FALLSVU or www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com)

Thursday at the Square – Free concert series for musical lovers.  This week’s performance features Blues Traveler with special guest Willie Nile and The Pillagers.  5 – 9pm.  (Lafayette Square; 856-3150 or www.buffaloplace.com)

June 17th:

Goat Island Adventure Walk – Calling all walkers! Join a park naturalist to explore the oldest state park in the US. Learn and discover interesting facts and stories surround Niagara Falls. For information and registration, call 716-282-5154.

16th Annual Great Race – To provide a social event that is open to the parishioners of St. Greg's, the running community and the community at large, St. Gregory the Great Parish’s annual race/walk features a post-race party, music, and more!  Registration and race packet pickup from 3-6:30pm, race at 7pm at the St. Greg’s Ministry Center (100 St. Gregory’s Court, Williamsville; 626-0106 or www.stgregrs.org).  Race route begins at St. Gregory Court and goes through Hopkins & Red Oak Roads.

Always…. Patsy Cline – The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre company on the campus of D’Youville College, announces the return engagement of the hugely popular production of ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE. The award-winning production, featuring Kelly Ann Krupski as the iconic singer and Lisa Ludwig as her fan and friend, Louise Seger, is scheduled for a limited run opening on June 17, 2011 and running through July 3, 2011. (320 Porter Ave; 829-7668 or www.kavinokythreatre.com)

Jerry Seinfeld – The comedian and television star takes the stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center at 7pm (646 Main St; 847-1410 or www.sheas.org).  Don't miss out on an unforgetable night of laughter.

Third Friday Coffee House Concerts – Voices of Mercy performs at 7:30pm, followed by an open mic at 8:30pm. Amateurs and professionals are encouraged to take part.  Admission is just $2 and children under 12 are free! The show runs from 7-10pm at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (1475 Orchard Park Rd, West Seneca; 674-1233 or www.st-petersucc.org)

Roycroft Chamber Music Festival – The eighteenth annual festival opens with Mozart on June 11th and runs each weekend until Sunday, June 18th.  As part of the Festival, a free children’s concert featuring violinist Rebecca Ansel will be held at 6:30pm at the East Aurora Public Library on Main Street.  (St. Mattias Church, 374 Main St, East Aurora; www.roycroftchambermusic.org) The festival is held each year at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in East Aurora, New York, and is recognized for the excellence of its programming and performances. RCMF has become a highlight of Western New York's musical landscape and we are very excited about the prospects for the 2011 season.

Buffalo River Fest – Mark your calendars for the VCA's 11th Annual “Buffalo River Fest,” which is scheduled for Friday, June 17th and  Saturday, June 18th , 2011. The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to Midnight on Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to Midnight on Saturday at the all new Buffalo River Fest Park, located on Ohio Street in downtown Buffalo near HSBC Arena. Call 823-4707 or visit www.thevalleycenter.com for more info.

Party on the Portico – The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society will kick off its sixth annual Party on the Portico summer happy hour series on Friday, June 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Enjoy upbeat live music, free appetizers, cash bar (wine/beer $4, water/soft drinks, $1), free 15-minute mini-tours of the History Museum, and great views of Mirror Lake, Delaware Park and the Japanese Garden-all from the portico and steps of the iconic museum. Outer Circle Orchestra (African-Caribbean, world-beat, international) is on hand to perform.  (25 Nottingham Court at Elmwood Ave; 873-9644 or www.bechs.org)

St. Jude the Apostle Church’s Annual Carnival – The Church’s annual Carnival offers the public rides, games, entertainment, a 5k run, Polish dinner, chicken dinner, food tents, beer tents, and shows!  4-11pm on Friday and 8am-11p on Saturday. (800 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda)

June 18th:

Juneteenth Festival – Channel 2 On Your Side is a proud sponsor of the 36th Annual Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo. This year's Juneteenth Festival will take place Saturday, June 18th & Sunday, June 19th in Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Come and enjoy a fun-filled weekend for the entire family. Festivities include: Entertainment stage, Arts & Culture stage, Vendor's Market, Food Court, Health Pavilion, Family Portrait Booth, Book Fair, historical exhibits, reenacting historical events in history, Children's Activities, Youth Activities, Underground Railroad Tours and more! Call 891-8801 or visit www.juneteenthofbuffalo.com for more info.

Roycroft Chamber Music Festival - The eighteenth annual festival opens with Mozart on June 11th and runs each weekend until Sunday, June 18th.  As part of the Festival, a free children’s concert featuring violinist Rebecca Ansel will be held at 6:30pm at the East Aurora Public Library on Main Street.  (St. Mattias Church, 374 Main St, East Aurora; www.roycroftchambermusic.org) The festival is held each year at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in East Aurora, New York, and is recognized for the excellence of its programming and performances. RCMF has become a highlight of Western New York's musical landscape and we are very excited about the prospects for the 2011 season.

Buffalo River Fest – Mark your calendars for the VCA's 11th Annual “Buffalo River Fest,” which is scheduled for Friday, June 17th and  Saturday, June 18th , 2011. The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to Midnight on Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to Midnight on Saturday at the all new Buffalo River Fest Park, located on Ohio Street in downtown Buffalo near HSBC Arena. Call 823-4707 or visit www.thevalleycenter.com for more info.

Niagara New Vintage Festival – Wine and food fanatics will be visiting Niagara to experience the Niagara New Vintage Festival. Internationally acclaimed wines, fresh produce, and a culinary experience unique to Ontario are at the centre of this two weekend wine and culinary extravaganza. Embrace a demonstration of what it means to buy local and realize all that Niagara has to offer. (Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada; 905-688-0212 or www.newvintagefestival.com)

St. Jude the Apostle Church’s Annual Carnival – The Church’s annual Carnival offers the public rides, games, entertainment, a 5k run, Polish dinner, chicken dinner, food tents, beer tents, and shows!  4-11pm on Friday and 8am-11p on Saturday. (800 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda)

June 19th:

Father’s Day Breakfast and Construction Tour – The Martin House: A Home Repair Project of Epic Proportions!  This Father’s Day Tour includes not only a how-to on the restorations going on at the Darwin D. Martin House, but will also offer up a morning breakfast. The day starts at 10:30am with breakfast and the tour runs from 11:15am – 12:45pm (125 Jewitt Pkwy; 856-3858 or www.darwinmartinhouse.org)

Juneteenth Festival – Channel 2 On Your Side is a proud sponsor of the 36th Annual Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo. This year's Juneteenth Festival will take place Saturday, June 18th & Sunday, June 19th in Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Come and enjoy a fun-filled weekend for the entire family. Festivities include: Entertainment stage, Arts & Culture stage, Vendor's Market, Food Court, Health Pavilion, Family Portrait Booth, Book Fair, historical exhibits, reenacting historical events in history, Children's Activities, Youth Activities, Underground Railroad Tours and more! Call 891-8801 or visit www.juneteenthofbuffalo.com for more info.

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