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Buffalo’s Economic Resurgence Focus of Mayor’s Daemen Lecture

Buffalo’s Economic Resurgence Focus of Mayor’s Daemen Lecture

Mayor Byron W. Brown, a staunch advocate for economic development in Buffalo, will discuss the city’s economic resurgence and revitalization efforts as featured speaker in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series that will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

Currently serving a third term as mayor of New York State’s second largest city, Brown’s talk, “Buffalo on the Move: For Our Region, Our State,” will focus on the city’s economic development initiatives over the past decade and the positive impact this growth has had both regionally and statewide.

Celebrate ‘An Evening with Jane Goodall’ in Nearby London

Celebrate ‘An Evening with Jane Goodall’ in Nearby London

Western University in nearby London, Ontario, will host An Evening with Jane Goodall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the university’s Alumni Hall, located at 1151 Richmond St.

Dr. Goodall will reflect on the extraordinary change the world has seen since she first began her research of chimpanzees at the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in 1960. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session and book-signing event with Dr. Goodall.

Taste of East Aurora to Showcase Village’s Culinary Creations

Taste of East Aurora to Showcase Village’s Culinary Creations

 

The third annual Taste of East Aurora, featuring numerous restaurants with ties to the Greater East Aurora community, returns from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, on Main Street, from Olean Road to Riley Street.

“Last year’s event attracted approximately 10,000 visitors, and we expect a large crowd again this year,” said Gary Grote, executive director of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. “Our goal is to focus on the food and restaurants that help make East Aurora a popular destination.”

WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

 

Baseball, football and basketball legends — including several Hall of Fame members — will take part in the Western New York Sports Card Expo Sept. 20-21 at Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. Also taking part in this unique event, presented by The Sports Corner, will be professional wrestling great Ric Flair and four actors from the HBO hit series “The Sopranos.” 

Kicking off the autograph lineup from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, will be NBA Hall of Famer and former Syracuse University star Dave Bing, along with former Syracuse standouts John Wallace, Roosevelt Bouie, Lawrence Moten and Pearl Washington. 

Quilt Seminar, 5K Run Headline September Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Quilt Seminar, 5K Run Headline September Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

From quilt-making and woodworking to a fun run through the country, September at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will offer something for everyone!

West Seneca’s Outdoor Marketplace Lists Aug. 21 Events

West Seneca’s Outdoor Marketplace Lists Aug. 21 Events

 

West Seneca’s new Main Street Marketplace, sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, returns from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. The farmers’ and food producers’ market features nearly 30 vendors and local entertainment Thursday evenings through Sept. 4. 

The event takes place on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall. In the event of extremely wet conditions, the market will move within the park, into the parking lot immediately in front of the West Seneca Ice Rink.

UFC Fan Experience Plans Stop in Nearby London

UFC Fan Experience Plans Stop in Nearby London

 

UFC fans are invited to take part in a one-day community event when the Ultimate Fighting Championship brings its UFC Experience to nearby London, Ontario, on Saturday, Aug. 30. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Covent Garden Market Square, located at 130 King St.

The goal of the tour is to educate, energize and engage fans on the sport of mixed martial arts and the UFC. It features a fun and interactive fan zone offering fans a chance to pose with a UFC championship belt. Spectators can also test their skills at the fitness challenge and enjoy autograph sessions with UFC fighters. The event will also include an exclusive viewing party that evening of a global pay-per-view event — UFC 177!