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Donate a Prom Dress, Enter Raffle to Win Bandits Tickets on Saturday

Donate a Prom Dress, Enter Raffle to Win Bandits Tickets on Saturday

Urban Valet is offering a chance to win two Buffalo Bandits tickets to anyone who donates a gown to Legislator Lynne Dixon’s Prom Dress Drive on Saturday, March 24 at any of Urban Valet’s locations. All donors will receive a coupon for 25 percent off their next cleaning as well.

Each donor will receive one coupon and one chance to win two Bandits tickets to a home game. Multiple coupons or chances to win will not be given for multiple dresses. Dresses can be donated during the following times:

  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hamburg,  106B Evans Street,
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Orchard Park,  4081 North Buffalo Road
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Buffalo, 620 Elmwood Avenue

The winner will be drawn and contacted on Monday, March 26.

Annunciation to Host Free Chamber Music Event

Annunciation to Host Free Chamber Music Event

The Lancaster High School Music Department will present “An Evening of Chamber Music” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Free and open to the public, the event will feature the Lancaster High School Brass Choir, Woodwind Choir and Men’s Choir.  

 

For more information on Annunciation School, please visit www.annunciationschoolelma.com or call the school office at 681-1327. 

 

Annunciation Students Learn an Egg-cellent Lesson in Physical Science

Annunciation Students Learn an Egg-cellent Lesson in Physical Science

The assignment: Drop an egg to the ground from a second-floor window without cracking the egg’s fragile shell.

That’s exactly what a group of excited fifth-graders at Annunciation School in Elma were charged with this week, and working in small groups, they tried to come up with protective devices that would safeguard the egg on it quick journey.

It was all part of an effort to learn about force and gravitational force, said their teacher, MaryKay Schaub. The groups used items such as bubble wrap, paper and sturdy boxes to protect their eggs. One group even used an umbrella, hoping it would catch the air just right and serve as a parachute of sorts.

‘Luck & Laughs’ to Benefit Annunciation School

‘Luck & Laughs’ to Benefit Annunciation School

Tickets are selling fast for “Luck & Laughs,” a themed dinner buffet and comedy night on Saturday, March 17, to benefit Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The event will feature Eclectic Improv, Buffalo’s top reviewed comedy show, plus a gift basket auction, silent auction and cash prize drawing!

Dinner will include corned beef, baked chicken, roast pork loin, pasta, steamed vegetables, salads and dessert, plus a three-hour beer, wine and soda bar.

The event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Tickets are $35 per person or $250 for a table of eight. For more information, please call the school office at 681-1327.

Buffalo Seminary’s Production of “Chamber Music” to Open on International Women’s Day

Buffalo Seminary’s Production of “Chamber Music” to Open on International Women’s Day

It’s the late 1930s. Eight women staying in an insane asylum are convinced that they are important figures from history – writer Gertrude Stein; martyr Joan of Arc; suffragist Susan B. Anthony; Queen Isabella I; Constanze Mozart, the composer’s wife; silent-film actress Pearl White; safari adventurer Osa Johnson; and aviator Amelia Earhart.

These are the characters who create the emotional power for Chamber Music, a one-act play written by Arthur Kopit in 1962. The absurdist script sets the stage for a one-of-a-kind production from students at Buffalo Seminary. According to Susan Drozd, Sem’s theatre instructor and director of Chamber Music, the production “runs the gamut of emotions – from sincere to shocking, funny to treacherous.” Throughout the play, the audience is led to wonder whether one of these women – “Amelia Earhart” – really is the famed aviator, given the timeframe.

New Gym Floor Installed at Annunciation School

New Gym Floor Installed at Annunciation School

While students and staff were on mid-winter break in late February, workers were busy installing a new gym floor at Annunciation School in Elma. The school, located at 7580 Clinton St., serves children attending Pre-K3, Pre-K4, Kindergarten and Grades 1-8.

The new Omnisports synthetic sports floor will accommodate a multitude of sporting and non-sporting events and activities. Displaying a woodgrain appearance, the floor features the Annunciation Eagles logo at center court and also includes shock-absorbent features that are beneficial to athletes of all ages.

South Buffalo Charter School Goes Bald for Bucks

South Buffalo Charter School Goes Bald for Bucks

School raised more than $10,000 last year

Teachers have often said that students can sometimes make them want to rip out their hair. Today, students at South Buffalo Charter School cheered with delight as several faculty members watched their hair fall to the floor.

The occasion was a happy one for the students and teachers alike, as the school held its annual Bald for Bucks fundraiser to support Roswell Park Cancer Institute. A celebratory atmosphere, complete with music, games, popcorn and cotton candy, filled the school gymnasium as teachers, staff members, students and guests lined up to shed some locks in support of cancer research.

“This has become a signature event that our entire school community looks forward to,” said Carrie Dzierba, Head of Schools, South Buffalo Charter School. “The way that everyone at South Buffalo Charter School has embraced this effort with their enthusiasm and generosity is remarkable.”