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International Institute of Buffalo Hosts 'Buffalo Meets Burma' at Asbury Hall

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Made possible by presenting sponsors M & T Bank and The Buffalo News, Buffalo Meets Burma is a night infused with Burmese culture, including a Karenni (Burmese ethnic group) dance troupe, blessing by local monks, food, photography by Buffalo's Brendan Bannon and Burma's Law Eh Soe, crafts, and the premiere screening of a video by Jon Hand about refugees from Burma.  Guests will even get the chance to learn a few phrases in the Burmese language.

The event is scheduled Thursday, October 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Asbury Hall (“Babeville” / “The Church”), 341 Delaware Avenue (at the corner of Tupper), in Downtown Buffalo.

Fall is in the Air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Apples, pumpkins ... fall is definitely in the air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market! And, come out this Saturday, October 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for wine-tasting courtesy of Niagara Landing Wine Cellar. Buffalo Carshare will be there too to explain their unique service.

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market ... always fresh, always seasonal, always local!

Fireboat Bash benefiting Friends of the Edward M. Cotter!

Who: Friends of the Edward M. Cotter, the Steam Donkeys

 What: Inaugural Fireboat Bash – Boat Rides & Beer Blast

When: Saturday, October 2nd, 12:00-6:00pm

Where: Edward M. Cotter/Swannie House, corner of Michigan & Ohio Streets

Why: Benefiting the Friends of the Edward M. Cotter, a registered 501c3 non-profit

 

Inaugural Fireboat Bash to Benefit Buffalo Landmark

Boat rides, beer blast mark event hosted by Friends of the Edward M. Cotter

 

Cooking Demo Planned at Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

We may be entering October, but there’s no end to the fun and excitement of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. Coming to the Market on Saturday, October 2: Wine-tasting courtesy of Liberty Vineyards & Winery, and special cooking demonstration by Ron Glatzhofer of Saltamontes Salsa! Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Man Walks to Washington DC to Initiate Change

Randy Sargent, President of Stop Killing Clothing and community activist from Buffalo, will be walking from the Buffalo City Hall steps to Washington DC to grab lawmaker’s attention. His goal is be the voice of vicitims of homocide throughout our entire nation.

His journey began on August 28th at 2:00pm when he stepped foot off of the City Hall  steps in Buffalo. The total distance of the walk is 600 miles.

Buffalo AmeriCorps On The Rebound: Community Service Without Abandonment!

Buffalo AmeriCorps and staff at The Belle Center can now rest a little easier after the decision to not fund Buffalo AmeriCorps for the upcoming 2010-11 fiscal year was overturned. After much advocacy, Buffalo AmeriCorps recently received a grant totaling $283,277 from the NYS Commission on National and Community Service.

The Buffalo AmeriCorps program has a major impact on the Western New York community as it provides vital resources towards socio-economic advancement for members in the community through service. Buffalo AmeriCorps has provided $206,000 in education awards over the past 3 years to members who have successfully completed their term of service.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Weekend Attractions

Coming Saturday, September 18, to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market: A beer brewing demonstration with Community Beer Works, and wine-tasting courtesy of Schultze Vineyards & Winery and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery! Feed Your Soul will also be touring the Market with Chef Steven Gedra of Bistro Europa. Sounds like the makings of a memorable day!