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What 2 Do In Your Town: June 20 - 26
What 2 Do In Your Town: June 20 - 26

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 20th- 26th.  

June 20th:

"Buffalo: Through Their Eyes" Photographs by International Refugees Living in Buffalo - In collaboration with Journey’s End Refugee Services and CEPA Gallery, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society presents “Buffalo: Through Their Eyes,” photographs by international refugees living in Buffalo. Approximately 25 images from a much larger collection of photographs from the "Buffalo: Through Their Eyes" project will be on display to the public from Friday, April 1 to Sunday, June 26, in the Historical Society’s Community Gallery. Admission to the gallery is free with paid museum admission.

Artie Shaw Orchestra – The big band music of the legendary Shaw comes to life.  2 and 8pm at Artpark (450 S. Fourth St, Lewiston; 754-4375 or www.artpark.net)

Joanne Severin Cinelli Memorial Golf Tournament – This golf tournament will benefit Women & Children’s Kidney Center.  Hosted by the Glen Oaks Country Club, 711 Smith Rd, East Amherst.  You can register by calling (716)854-7577 or online @varietyevents.myevent.com.

Cozumel Grill & WYRK Country Mondays with Scott Militello – How about a little country in the city?  Cozumel Grill, 153 Elmwood Ave, and WYRK are excited to kick off their Country Mondays series – featuring the amazing musical talents of Scott Militello!  We will have drink specials and dancing for your pleasure.

NBC’s “The Sing Off!” Champions: COMMITTED @ THE TRALF – “NBC’s “The Sing Off” Champs – Committed, true to their name, forged ahead, strengthened their resolve to bring soulful music to the masses, and steadily improved their craft commensurately with the attraction of increasingly better talent.” Tickets are $10 Presale & $14.50 the day of the show.

June 21st:

Taylor Swift – The 21 year old star hits the HSBC Arena at 7pm.  (One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza; 855-4444 or www.tickets.com)

FREE Practice GED Predictor Test – St. Stan’s Catholic Charities, 128 Wilson Street, Buffalo from. All classes are free for eligible Erie County residents 16 years of age or older.  Classes are held Tuesdays 1:15 – 3:30pm and Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:45am.  For more information, call 893-3500.

Strawberry Social – St. Nicodemus Lutheran Church, 12029 Liberia Rd, East Aurora from 4:30 – 8:00pm.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ hamburgers, salads, strawberries, ice cream, shortcake and beverages will be served.  Live music will be provided by Roger Hill.

Summer Solstice Sunset Stroll – Stay outside late and join us as we celebrate the longest day of the year with a stroll that will end with a memorable sunset over Lake Erie. Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd, is hosting this event from 7:45 – 9:15pm.  Non-members $5, Buffalo Museum of Science Members save 10%.  Pre-registration is required.  Call 896-5200 ext. 338 to participate. 

June 22nd:

Stiletto Run – If you can do it in stilettos, the time to do it is here, at the fourth annual run benefiting the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.  5:30 – 9pm at ShoeFly (801 Elmwood Ave; 881-0707 or www.elmwoodvillage.org)

Strawberry Social in Island Park – Island Park, Williamsville.  The annual village of Williamsville event features face-painting, sundaes, and more! Tickets are available for purchase. (www.village.williamsville.ny.us/events.html)

East Aurora Farmers Market – Grey St, East Aurora from 7am – 1pm. Check out this open air farmers market where all products are fresh and vendor produced.  Come on out and buy fresh vegetables, fruit, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, pasta, annual & perennial plants, cut flowers, trees, shrubs, jams, jellies, salsa, pickles, eggs, sausage and so much more!

Walk to Wellness: Walking Program for Older Adults – Walking is a low-impact exercise to help you lose weight, burn fat and get fit!  The Schofield Adult Wellness Center is offering a 12-week walking program beginning on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.  Join us every Wednesday at 9:15am as we warm up, stretch and walk together in the Schofield neighborhood.  Choose which group to walk with, either beginner or intermediate.  Call to sign up and we’ll send you more information on what to expect and how to prepare. Walkers are welcomed to join anytime! Call 995-3851 or online at www.schofieldcare.org to register today!

Wheatfield Farmers Market – At the Wheatfield Community Center, 2800 Church St, North Tonawanda in the parking lot next to the Community Center.  Open from 3pm – 6:30pm, this market features locally produced baked goods, seasonal produce, beverages and dairy products, meats and cheese, relishes and sauces, and other food products will be offered for sale by your WNY neighbors.

Green Options Buffalo is offering a program for those interested using the biycle for transportation to work or for exercise about town. It discusses rules of the road and how a cyclist can safely integrate with city traffic. The program is offered in two sessions, a 4 hour classroom and a 5 hour hands on practical session. The program is offered June 22 and 25, and June 29 and July 2. See GreenOptionsBuffalo.org for more information.

June 23rd:

Dunlop Ride for Charity & Tonawanda Thunder – Dunlop Tire Corp, 10 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda, is hosting their 5th Annual Ride for Charity.  The venue dates are June 23 – 25th and will be located outside the Manufacturing Plant.  Events scheduled are a 5k run on Thursday, 23rd Golf Outing on Friday, and the 5th Annual Bike Run on Saturday. Registration required if you are participating in an event.  Call (716)879-8905.

Response to Love Center Benefit of Love 2011 – Held at the Tonawanda Castle on 69 Delaware Avenue, Tonawanda, NY, Response to Love Center is holding their annual “Benefit of Love 2011 Event”.  Come out and join us for an evening of fun, food and friends, while at the same time supporting the mission of the Responses to Love Center.  Again this year our team is assembling hundreds of Chinese Auction Baskets.  Tickets are $60 each or $50 when 2 or more are ordered.  Visit http://www.responsetolovecenter.org/benefit for more info.

Buffalo Spree’s Best of WNY Party – The sixth annual party reveals the winners of Spree’s 2011 Best of WNY voting, benefits Camp Good Days, and features food, a wine tasting, silent auction, and more.  5:30 – 8:30pm at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. (646 Main St; 783-9119 ext. 2202 or www.buffalospree.com)

Citybration – A celebration of our city with a variety of events, including a balloon launch, tours, Spree’s “Best of WNY” party and more.  Through June 26th at locations throughout Buffalo. (903-7155 or www.citybration.com)

June 24th:

Verdi’s II Trovatore – First performed in Rome in 1853, one of the twenty most-performed operas in North America is coming to Buffalo, performed by the Nickel City Opera. June 24th & 26th at the Riviera Theatre. (67 Webster St, N. Tonawanda; 692-2413 or www.nickelcityopera.org)

Family Movie Night in the Park – Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic.  At dusk in Island Park in Williamville. (www.village.williamsville.ny.us/events.html)

National Buffalo Garden Festival – Locations around WNY.  This festival is a five-week celebration of the area’s garden walks, talks, tours, and events until July 31st.  For a complete schedule, visit www.nationalgardenfestival.com; 1-800-BUFFALO.

West Herr Toyota Scion presents Deco-Fest at the Buffalo Central Terminal – Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Deco-Fest is meant To Celebrate the Swing & Style of the Central Terminal! This year's event will help us celebrate the Central Terminal's 82nd Anniversary of when the first train pulled out of the station in 1929. This year's event features the Multi-Platinum National Recording Artists, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies! The Daddies sold over 2 million records in 1998 & their top 20 Billboard hit, Zoot Suit Riot, still gets regular play today and is considered the anthem to the late 90's swing revival!  Tickets are $15 pre-sale & $20 at the door.  To purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/170498

June 25th:

Free Fishing Day – See how much fun fishing can be on a special day when no NY fishing license is required.  8 – 11 am at Buckhorn Island State Park (549-1050).

Ride for Roswell – The annual Roswell Park fundraiser raised an astounding $2.8 million last year alone.  At University at Buffalo North Campus (843-7433 or www.rideforroswell.org).

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament – The annual basketball tournament for men and women of all ages.  Through June 26th in Niagara Square. (851-4618 or www.macker.com)

Eclectic Improv Company – A unique, clean, fast-paced night of comedy.  8pm at Shea’s Smith Theatre.  (646 Main St; 847-1410 or www.sheas.org)

Tim McGraw – The country singer performs with openers Luke Bryan and The Band Perry.  7pm at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. (9993 Alleghany Rd, Darien Center; 585-599-5040 or www.livenation.com)

German Festival – Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst.  Food, music, entertainment, and German ale.  689-1440 or www.amherstmuseum.org.

Lockport Outdoors Arts & Crafts Festival – Main St. off Rt. 78 (S. Transit Rd) from Cottage ST to Washburn St in Lockport.  Thirty-sixth annual festival with more than 200 vendors. 11am – 5pm on Saturday, June 25th & Sunday, June 26th.  Call 940-0554 for more information.

Lewiston Garden Fest – Center St, Lewiston.  Displays, vendors, demonstrations, and speakers; hosted by the Lewiston Garden Club.  10am – 5pm.  754-2084 or www.lewistongardenfest.com

Roycroft Chamber Music Festival - The eighteenth annual festival is open on Saturday, June 25th & Sunday, June 26th.  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.

4th Annual CAID Softball Tournament & Fundraiser – Sunshine Park, East & West Diamonds in West Seneca.  The 4th Annual CAID Softball Tournament and Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 13th at Sunshine Park in West Seneca. The mission of Crusade Against Impaired Driving, Inc. is to save lives that are tragically lost daily at the hands of drunk drivers through education, advocacy, and awareness. Email deanna@karenscrusade.org if you're interested in volunteering, being a sponsor, making a donation, or registering a team.

Green Options Buffalo is offering a program for those interested using the biycle for transportation to work or for exercise about town. It discusses rules of the road and how a cyclist can safely integrate with city traffic. The program is offered in two sessions, a 4 hour classroom and a 5 hour hands on practical session. The program is offered June 22 and 25, and June 29 and July 2. See GreenOptionsBuffalo.org for more information.

June 26th:

Parkside Garden Tour – Chuch of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Pkwy.  Self-guided tour showing off the neighborhood’s gardens; presented by the Parkside Community Association.  10am – 4pm.  838-1240 or www.parksidebuffalo.org

36th Annual Lockport Outdoors Arts & Crafts Festival – 223 N. Transit St, Lockport from 11 am – 5pm.  Show is located on Main Street in downtown Lockport, NY (just off Rt. 78) Over 200 Arts & Crafts vendors from all over the states. Free admission, free parking. Fun for the whole family! Now accepting applications. For information, call Lori at 716-940-0554.

Historic Walking Tours of Niagara Falls, NY - Weekends in June, July and August Come see the funny side of the Falls. Enjoy a 90 minute walking tour of Niagara Falls State Park. Your guide is a former stand-up comic and self admitted history nerd. Walks cover 1.3 miles of reasonably flat terrain that is mostly shaded (especially if it is snowing). Walk a little, learn a little, laugh a lot. Tours are interactive, so a good sense of humor is recommended. Tours are three times daily: 10 AM, 12:30 PM & 3:00 PM Saturday & Sundays in June, July and August. h/c access, $ Pedestrain entrance to Niagara Falls State Park 307 prospect, Niagara Falls 14303 http://www.niagarafallswalkingtours.com 8806242.

Chicken BBQ & Basket Raffle- Sts. Cyril & Methody Macedonian Orthodox Church, 4785 Lake Avenue, Blasdell.  Please join us for a Chicken BBQ & Basket Raffle on Sunday, June 26, 2011 from 1pm-4pm. We will be raffling off themed baskets, gift certificates, and many more prizes. Raffle beings at 3pm. Chicken Dinner only $8.00 and you can dine-in or take out.

Marilla Civil War Days – Marilla Town Park, Two Rod Road, Marilla.  Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm.  The 8th annual Civil War Days will feature a "period correct" encampment of both Union & Confederate Troops. There is a scheduled battle on both days of the reenactment. A period dance will be held on Saturday night hosted by City Fiddle playing period music. Night skirmishes and firing along with scenarios. Sunday morning period church services. Camps will be open to the public featuring Living History, Infantry, Artillery and Mounted Cavalry persons. FREE!

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