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ROC Plans Parenting Workshops at East Aurora Preschools

ROC Plans Parenting Workshops at East Aurora Preschools

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) is excited to offer East Aurora preschools a chance to experience the benefits of EPIC parenting workshop. All classes will take place from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.

At Nativity Preschool, 970 Main St.:
• Oct. 12, Helping your child to cope (infants and toddlers workshop)
• Oct. 19, Establishing routine (infants and toddlers workshop) 
Contact Person: Michelle Potter

At First Presbyterian Preschool, 9 Paine St.:
• Oct. 26, Tuning into your child (infants and toddlers workshop) 
• Nov. 2, Setting structure and limits (young children workshop)  
Contact person: Sharon Norton

Rural Outreach Center to Offer Five-week Diabetes Program

Rural Outreach Center to Offer Five-week Diabetes Program

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) is inviting individuals who have diabetes, and their caregivers, to learn more about this medical condition through discussion and activity. During five sessions beginning Oct. 4 and running through Nov. 1, conversations and activities will focus on diet, exercise and medication, all of which impact this condition. 

Additionally, handouts will be provided to help individuals with diabetes live and manage their life successfully. Classes will be taught by Don Birdd, a retired science professor from Buffalo State College who has lived with diabetes for over 18 years.

Classes will be held at the Rural Outreach Center, 730 Olean Road, East Aurora, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please register in advance by calling Don at 652-8197 or Ruthie at 220-4834.

Audubon Nature Center Supports Fall Regional Bird Count

Audubon Nature Center Supports Fall Regional Bird Count

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center supports the Buffalo Ornithological Society’s (BOS) ambitious effort every fall to count birds in Western New York.

Whether watching on their own property or committing to a larger area, it takes many people -- beginning to advanced birders -- to cover the four-county territory that is counted. 

If you have experience in bird counting, you can be part of this important work by volunteering on Saturday October 8.  If you’re interested but inexperienced, you could observe others and learn for future counts.   

The BOS count has been held every second Saturday in October since 1939.  The date was chosen to coincide with the end of the fall migration. 

Environmental Summit to Focus on Solar-Powered Energy

Environmental Summit to Focus on Solar-Powered Energy

AMHERST, N.Y. – The benefits of solar power as a renewable energy and Canalside Buffalo’s unique solar-powered carousel project will be explored by industry experts at the 12th annual Western New York Environmental Summit scheduled for Sept. 24 at Daemen College.

The summit, “The Power is You: Sustainable Communities Are Here,” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the college’s Wick Campus Center. The environmental-focused event is free and open to the public, and breakfast will be provided to attendees.

“We are pleased to bring together professionals from the solar energy industry who will offer valuable perspective on this renewable energy source and how it is paving the way to a cleaner, more sustainable future,” said Cheryl Bird, executive director of the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement.

Annunciation Program to Focus on Works of Mercy

Annunciation Program to Focus on Works of Mercy

An evening focused on Spiritual and Corporal Works on Mercy will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Selbert Hall at The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma

Participants will gain a better understanding of the works of mercy through organizations that live them out. Representatives from Girard House, Response to Love Center, Mother Teresa House, Harvest House, Catholic Charities (Refugee Division) and Kairos will participate in the event. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please visit www.annunciation.cc or call 683-5254.

 

Tricks, Treats and Scary Good Times Planned at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Tricks, Treats and Scary Good Times Planned at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

A variety of fun and slightly scary events are on the autumn schedule at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village during the month of October. Heritage Village is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Lists September and October Events

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Lists September and October Events

“Coexist,” an exhibit featuring the work of artists Jessica Rosenberg and Lauren Fratantonio Dunn, two college friends who decided on an exhibit exploring their love of animals and nature, is now on display at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery through Oct. 1. The gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca, has also announced a variety of classes, workshops and events taking place throughout September and October.

Zentangle in Fall Leaves with artist Kelly Barone takes place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. Barone will have the students using Twinkling H20s and tangling – a new and fun fall project! Zentangle 101 is a prerequisite, and the cost is $40.