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Pet Connection Lists April Community Events

Pet Connection Lists April Community Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned during the month of April. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

Volunteers will be selling pet totes filled with treats for dogs and cats at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2 and 23. Puppies will be there to greet visitors as well.

Chamber Choice Awards Honors 40 High School Students

Chamber Choice Awards Honors 40 High School Students

EAST AURORA, NY - The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce will host the 14th Annual Chamber’s Choice Awards event at Holland Willows on Tuesday, April 26th, at 6:00 pm.  This year’s event is being sponsored by Head of the Class Sponsor, Five Star Bank.

The event honors forty high school seniors, ten each from East Aurora, Holland and Iroquois High Schools and ten from the Ormsby Educational Center.  Students will be recognized for achievements in community service, leadership, personal growth, citizenship, entrepreneurship and other quality traits.  The following criteria assists in the nomination: exhibits a general concern for the well being of others, willing to go the extra mile, be involved in and demonstrate qualities of leadership in both school and community activities and demonstrate a strong work ethic.  The keynote speaker will be Clay Moden, WYRK Radio personality and former East Aurora High School graduate.

Pathways Lectures Focus on Health

Pathways Lectures Focus on Health

Pathways Christian Fellowship is presenting a community Lenten speaker series that is free and open to the public. The sessions will be Sundays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the South Wales Community Hall.

The series starts on Sun., March 13 with “Alzheimers: Dementia & Communicating with Loved Ones.” The presenter will be Kelsey Harvey of the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York.

Holiday Valley Winter Carnival 2011

Holiday Valley Winter Carnival 2011

Winter Carnival Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M. - throughout the resort and Village Fun for everyone with contests, music, food and parades. Snow sculptures at the lifts, giant snowbar and entertainment at Yodeler, costume parade on Sunday. Village parade on Sat. PM at 6:30.

Aurora Historical Society will Hear About Pioneer Cemetery

Aurora Historical Society will Hear About Pioneer Cemetery

Robert Warhus and Robert Lowell Goller will be the speakers at the Aurora Historical Society’s March general meeting on Thurs., March 24. They will discuss restoration efforts at the Pioneer Cemetery on Oakwood Avenue.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with refreshments being served, followed by the meeting and speakers at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Aurora Senior Center, at the corner of Oakwood Avenue and King Street. Everyone is welcome to attend.

This item previously appeared in the East Aurora Advertiser.

 

College Planning Workshop Scheduled at Aurora Library

College Planning Workshop Scheduled at Aurora Library

A free Comprehensive College Planning Workshop featuring a nationally certified college-planning specialist will be held at the Aurora Public Library, 550 Main St., East Aurora on Thurs., March 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Sat., March 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Youth Asset Development Alliance of Western New York, the workshop will help parents of college-bound students understand the college selection process, factors that affect financial aid, and college cost reduction strategies. Call 580-1124 to register for one of these presentations.

This item previously appeared in the East Aurora Advertiser.

 

Transitioning to Organics: Sally Cunningham

Transitioning to Organics:  Sally Cunningham

Author, journalist and master organic gardener Sally Cunningham, will present a talk on “Transitioning to Organics,” March 20 at 2 p.m. in the East Aurora High School Auditorium.

Cunningham will discuss both the rationale for and how to transition to an organic gardening system, placing the emphasis on “system” and her philosophy about it.  Whether a beginner or a seasoned organic practitioner, she will address bio-diverse gardens and share her wisdom about why we make the choices we do.

Part of the EA Co-op’s mission is education.  “We feel that teaching people how to eat well is just as important as providing healthy food options for them when the market opens,” Board President Sheila Conboy said.  “Organic gardening is a hot topic, and holding the event on the first day of spring is a nice way to kick off the new season.”