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What 2 Do This Week

What 2 Do This Week

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of fun and for proof, look no further than some of the events happening this week:

Wednesday, September 14

6-8pm:  UB on the Green.  UB South Campus, Rotary Field.  UB on the Green is a free, outdoor, family-friendly festival of music, dance, and fun.  Picnic with your neighbors at UB and enjoy great entertainment, hands-on activities and dynamic demonstrations and workshops for all.  Feel free to bring food and beverage to this family friendly, alcohol-free event. Refreshments available for sale.

Thursday, September 15

10am-12pm:  Wellness Walk.  Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo 14203.

'Rock for Food' Teams Up with Wing Fest to Benefit Food Bank

 'Rock for Food' Teams Up with Wing Fest to Benefit Food Bank

9th Annual ‘Rock for Food’ Teaming Up Once Again with Wing Fest to Benefit Food Bank

Some of Western New York’s top music acts will be gathering together for an evening of live original music to help the hungry in anticipation of the holiday season.  Now in its 9th year of existence, “Rock for Food 2011” - will be held on Friday, September 2nd at The Pearl Street Grill & Brewery on 76 Pearl Street in downtown Buffalo. The event is a benefit for The Food Bank of Western New York and is once again the official kickoff party for The National Buffalo Wing Festival.

Day 2 of the 172nd Erie County Fair: Gates Open at 9, Admission is $4, Parking $4 All Day

Day 2 of the 172nd Erie County Fair: Gates Open at 9, Admission is $4, Parking $4 All Day

Day 2 of the 172nd Erie County Fair. Gates open at 9am. Admission is $4 and parking is $4 all day.

The Buffalo.com Grandstand welcomes country singer/songwriter Randy Houser for a FREE concert at 8pm. Houser has two Top 100 albums; “Anything Goes” and “Call Me Cadillac.” He was also named a 2011 nominee for Top New Solo Vocalist at the Academy of County Music Awards.

Stop by Gate 5 to see one of our many new FREE attractions: DockDogs. They will be putting on a continuous show of animal athleticism featuring canines competing in competitions such as Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve. DockDogs have been featured on ESPN2 and offer one of the most exciting shows here at the Fairgrounds.

August 10, 2011- Opening Day of the 172nd Erie County Fair

August 10, 2011- Opening Day of the 172nd Erie County Fair

We are opening our gates for the 172nd Erie County Fair at 2pm to celebrate Channel 2 Opening Day! Admission is $2 and parking is $2 all day.  Buy them at the gate.

The Buffalo.com Grandstand will feature Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush! We are looking forward to the Erie County Fair’s first ever sell out event. Big Time Rush  was nominated for the 2011 Kids Choice Award for Favorite Musical Group and their debut album Big Time Rush reached #3 on the Billboard 200 list. Days Difference will be the opening act.

It is also the first of eight One Price Ride Days at the Fair. Ride for just $20 all day with an original receipt from Tops Friendly Markets. Redeem your receipt at the Strates Box Office at the top of the Avenue of Flags.

Catholic School Alumni Invited to 2011 All School Reunion

Catholic School Alumni Invited to 2011 All School Reunion

Alumni who attended Catholic elementary schools throughout the Diocese of Buffalo will converge on the Hearthstone Manor in Depew on September 23 for “The Spirit We Share – Reunion 2011.” Sponsored by the Catholic Alumni Partnership (CAP) of the Diocese of Buffalo, the event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Bishop Edward U. Kmiec will welcome the attendees and offer a special blessing.

This is the second annual reunion. Last year, about 250 alumni representing 85 past and present Catholic elementary schools attended the gathering.

Special Donut Sale to Benefit Opportunities Unlimited

Special Donut Sale to Benefit Opportunities Unlimited

 

From a Statement Released by Tim Hortons and Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, NY — Niagara County-area Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shops have created a distinctive sprinkled donut to help raise funds for the local non-profit, Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.

The “Opportunities Unlimited Donut” is a traditional Tim Hortons Vanilla Dip donut topped with blue and white sprinkles to represent Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara’s signature colors. 

The donut will be available beginning August 1 through August 7. It retails for $.85 and 100 percent of the profits from each sold will go directly to Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.

The 2011 Erie County Fair is Prepared for Another Big Year

The 2011 Erie County Fair is Prepared for Another Big Year

It is almost August and you know what that means, it is almost time for the Fair! Celebrating 12 days of family fun and entertainment from August 10-21 on the Hamburg Fairgrounds where kids 12 and under are FREE everyday! The Fair has been voted the top Family Fun Event by Buffalo Spree!

Some of the new FREE entertainment highlights include: