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First-Ever 'TOY Box Bash' to Benefit Theatre of Youth

Fundraiser Will Honor WNY Youth Supporters

Buffalo, NY – Theatre of Youth, a non-profit professional theatre company dedicated to youth, will host the first-ever TOY Box Bash fundraiser on Thursday, November 11 at 6 p.m. Taking place in downtown Buffalo’s Town Ballroom, the fundraiser will directly support TOY’s expansion of its Theatre School programs and outreach to Buffalo Public Schools. The event also will honor WNY individuals and groups who have led the way in enhancing the quality of life for area youth.

“Our goal is to grow support and passion for the arts by establishing TOY as a significant player in the theatre community and engaging the area’s youth,” said Allegra Jaros, fundraising committee chair, Theatre of Youth. “Funds raised at the TOY Box Bash will further allow us to help children experience the magic of theatre and develop a lifelong appreciation for the arts.”

Walsh Insurance Group Donates $50,000 to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

On Saturday, October 23rd, over 100 employees from the Walsh Insurance Group donated their time to plant 150 trees and dozens of flower bulbs along the ring road in Delaware Park.  These new trees and their maintenance will be paid for by a generous donation of $50,000 from the Walsh Insurance Group and their subsidiaries.

Public Invited to Meeting at Central Library: Create a New Vision for Libraries and Services

Re-Imagine! - The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System 

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The public is invited to share its ideas for the regional library system of the future through a series of public meetings, web surveys and focus groups; all part of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System's newly launched Re-Imagine campaign. 

"This is an exciting as well as a challenging time for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System," said Bridget Quinn-Carey, director of the Library System.  "We are beginning a process to re-imagine the library and create a new vision that will meet the needs of the entire community; a library that will not only accommodate the types of  services that are so heavily used currently, but one that will satisfy the needs of our users for innovative services in the years ahead."  

V.S. Naipaul comes to BABEL series tonight

Just Buffalo's BABEL series begins tonight! October 19, 2010, 8:00 PM

An evening with V.S. Naipaul, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo

Tickets available at the door

Students: $10

General Admission: $35

General Admission with B&ECPL library card: $25

Or use your HSBC card for discounts!

VIP (with author reception): $100

Call 716-832-5400 with questions

Monster Mashup at Nietzsche's, 10/28 - Introducing & Benefiting the People's Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

Contact: Seamus Gallivan, The Good Neighborhood, 716-587-2005, seamusgallivan@yahoo.com


Who: Critt’s Juke Joint, Lazlo Hollyfeld & Sonny Baker, DJs Cutler & LoPro

What: The Monster Mashup

When: Thursday, October 28th, 8pm

Where: Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St., Buffalo – 716-886-8539 – 21 & over event

Why: Introducing and benefiting the People’s Party - Buffalo First!, Buffalo CarShare, Heart of the City Neighborhoods

 

Monster Mashup Conjures Old Spirits of the Stage While Introducing New Local Coalition

Popular Author of Young Adult Books Gives Free Presentation

Who:  Jennifer Allison, author of the Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator series of books for young adults

What: Author visit/book signing

Where:  Crane Branch Library, 633 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo

When:  Monday, November 8 at 3:30p.m. Free and open to the public

“Gilda found it unbearably dull to be stuck in the single identity of ‘Gilda Joyce, thirteen-year-old,’ and she often wore costumes just to make life more interesting,” taken from the book, Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator.  Author Jennifer Allison visits Buffalo’s Crane Library to speak about the creative writing process from story to the printed page and will read from her forthcoming book, Gilda Joyce and The Bones of the Holy.

Historical Society Puts the Spotlight on Niagara Square

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, in co-sponsorship with the Louise Bethune Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, is pleased to announce an evening program featuring Jennifer Walkowski, architectural historian.

Walkowski will share her insight and research about the history of Niagara Square and Buffalo City Hall in an illustrated lecture, "The Keystone of the Arch of the Plan: Edward H. Bennett's Buffalo of Tomorrow and John J. Wade's Buffalo City Hall." The talk will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13 at the History Museum.

Walkowski, acting president and founding member of the Louise Bethune Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, is the leading authority on the history and architecture of Buffalo City Hall.