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Author-Essayist Tim Joyce to Present Essay Writing Workshop at Dog Ears Bookstore

Author-Essayist Tim Joyce to Present Essay Writing Workshop at Dog Ears Bookstore

“How to Find Your Inner David Sedaris; Essay Writing with Irony, Truth and Honesty,” is the title of a workshop to be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

Author and essayist Tim Joyce will lead the one-day event at the nonprofit community bookstore. Joyce is the author of “Life: The Final Frontier,” “Seize the Day Job,” “Behind the Curtain,” “The Haunted House of Hinsdale” and the poetry anthologies “Willow Review” and “Small Angels.” Additionally, Joyce has had six plays produced professionally, including the Joseph Jefferson award-recommended “Diner Tales” at Chicago’s Raven Theatre, and the critically acclaimed Equity production “Tell Me About Ireland” by the Talisman Theatre Company of Chicago.

Free Seminar to Focus on Preparing Your Home for Winter’s Blast

Free Seminar to Focus on Preparing Your Home for Winter’s Blast

Is your home ready for the cold winter ahead? That’s the topic of a free informational seminar to be offered by employees of Prime Time Energy Services at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. The event will take place at the Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave., Buffalo.

Guests will learn how to properly prepare their home for the cold winter months to come, and free weatherization kits will be given to the first 30 attendees. Information on home construction grants for improvement projects that will allow homeowners to save money on their monthly utility bills will also be available. Light snacks will be provided.

Explore Buffalo Offering Docent Training for the 2017 Season

Explore Buffalo Offering Docent Training for the 2017 Season

What do Explore Buffalo docents do? Volunteer docents lead all Explore Buffalo’s walking tours, including regularly scheduled and private group tours for the general public, and school tours for thousands of students from elementary to high school. With hundreds of tours given each year, there are many opportunities to participate!

Why become a docent for Explore Buffalo? Being a docent for Explore Buffalo is fun! What could be more thrilling than showing people from around the world Buffalo’s incredible architecture and history?

Being a docent is also a great way to meet new people within Explore Buffalo and among the organization’s many community partners. Explore Buffalo organizes regular social events for docents and volunteers.

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Lists Upcoming Events

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Lists Upcoming Events

Unique exhibits, classes and workshops dot the pre-holiday calendar at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca.

November’s exhibit, “The Universe Series” with artist Virginia Koeppel, introduces her mosaic glassworks. “The universe only exists in the intellect of humans,” said the artist. “It encompasses the galaxies and planets but it's energy exists in every plant, animal and human and can be as minuscule as a single cell. My Universe Series in glass includes the Earth's genesis as well as space. We can merely try to replicate its beauty.”  An opening reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and the exhibit will remain on display through Nov. 26.

Come to Audubon for Birds! Birds! Birds!

Come to Audubon for Birds! Birds! Birds!

Jamestown, NY – On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016, the Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting a day of bird activities and lessons.

From 1 to 3 p.m. several stations will be set up throughout the Nature Center for self-guided learning about birds.

Use binoculars, you can spot birds from the Windows on Wildlife. Or take the Bird Scavenger Hunt challenge.

You will be able to examine bird feathers and nests, make a pine cone bird feeder (free or donation), and make a wooden bird feeder (for an extra fee).

A limited number of bird fun Scout patches will be available. Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and other interested children can request an activities sheet at the welcome desk. After completing at least four of the activities, a fun patch can be purchased on a first-come first-served basis for $3.

“360 Degree Photography” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting

“360 Degree Photography” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting

Jamestown, NY – Bruce Isaacson will be the presenter at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, November 10.  His subject will be 360 degree photography, virtual tours, and the tools used to create these images

“Fog” and “Fall Colors” are the topics for the image review that opens the meeting at 6:15 p.m. Fog is about seeing what fog can bring to enhance or hinder an image. Fall colors is an overview of the spectacular colors autumn brings to this region of northwest Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York 

An illustrated presentation on adjusting your color to create better black & white photos will be in the 15-minute tech portion of the meeting.

There will also be a show and tell time when members can show off some of their best pictures.

A social time follows the program.

‘Bites Around Buffalo’ Coloring Book Highlights WNY’s Famous Cuisine

‘Bites Around Buffalo’ Coloring Book Highlights WNY’s Famous Cuisine

Mitchell Grosofsky, who earlier this year released the popular “Welcome to Buffalo” adult coloring book featuring his artistic renditions of Buffalo’s famous architectural and historical landmarks, is at it again! Grosofsky recently released “Bites Around Buffalo,” an adult coloring book highlighting Buffalo’s classic cuisine and famous food establishments. 

Additionally, Grosofsky will take part in a book-signing event from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 26, Small Business Saturday, at The Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo. Designed for shoppers looking for personalized gifts this holiday season, the event will feature a meet-and-greet with more than 65 local authors! Museum admission is free during event hours.