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Annunciation School to Host Ice Cream Social & Book Fair

Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host an Ice Cream Social & All American Book Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, in the school. The event is open to students and families. Members of the community who are interested in learning more about the school and parish are also encouraged to attend.

Books will be available for sale, as well as delicious ice cream sundaes for only $1. There will also be a pumpkin decorating contest, and children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. Pumpkins entered in the contest should be decorated at home. If you would like to light up your pumpkin, please use a non-flammable light source.

Recycled Computer Project to Help Foster Kids in Buffalo

We’re constantly looking to support new ideas help that promote the concept of smart technology reuse in our community, while providing meaningful learning opportunities and jobs for people right here in Buffalo.

We think we’ve found one we can support...

In October, we’re supporting a $25,000 grant project that looks to provide refurbished computers to foster kids in the Buffalo area. Winners are chosen through an internet voting process that only takes minutes to do. Visit any of the links below to register and cast your vote each day throughout the month of October...

http://www.refresheverything.com/computerstokids

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Buffalo-ReuseIT/139224436102360

You can also vote with your cell by texting 102851 to (Pepsi) 73774     

Join Farm Sanctuary in the Celebration FOR the Turkeys in Watkins Glen

Every single year thousands gather their families for Thanksgiving, for the large meal, and later, the food induced coma. Sadly, every year thousands of animals needlessly die for the above mentioned tradition.

Last year was my first Thanksgiving without a turkey on the table, and I will tell you, it was the most amazing, filling, delicious meal I have ever eaten, and yes, I still wanted to nap shortly after eating. I admit, I can't wait for this years Thanksgiving to come! This year I am thankful for many things, I am thankful that I chose to consume a more compassionate diet over a year ago. I completely changed my lifestyle, and have reaped the health benefits of doing so. I have met only amazing people on my journey, and I am proud to call them my friends. Most importantly, this year I will be one of many attending the Celebration For the Turkeys in Watkins Glen, and for that I am grateful!

Holiday Dinner Dance Featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band to Benefit Pet Connection

Tickets are now available for a Holiday Concert/Dinner Dance featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band that will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla.

Tickets are just $25 per person and include dinner, entertainment, a basket auction and raffles. A special door prize of four Disney one-day park hopper passes valued at $544 will be given away. Tickets for the event are presale only and can be ordered by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

A Night to Shine: Help Discover a Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute is known throughout the World for discovering medical breakthroughs in genetic research, making it the ideal venue for the 2010 A Night to Shine, Come Out and See the Stars charity gala. 

The event will be hosted by Suneel’s Light, a local non-profit foundation with the sole mission of raising funds for genetic research that will lead to the cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), while increasing public awareness of the genetic disease. A Night to Shine, formerly known as Tailgate for a Cure, is the Foundation’s major fundraiser of the year and will “shine brightly upon” the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on Thursday, October 14th from 5:30 pm – 9 pm at the Hauptman Woodward Life Science Building 700 Ellicott Street, Buffalo NY.  

Pet Connection Announces Additional Events During October

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, has added some new special events to its October calendar.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 2 and 3, Pet Connection volunteers will be participating in the Cradle Beach Harvest Festival in Angola, selling mini and large totes filled with pet surprises. Come out and see the puppies!

And, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. October 2, volunteers will be grilling up hot dogs and hamburgers at the Tractor Supply Co., 4484 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. The store is having a huge pet food sale, so please stop by and check it out.

"Auction for Farm Animals" preview

With the Auction only a few days away I thought showing off some of the great items would be something everyone would like. The support of the local artisans has been really outstanding, and with nearly 20 gift certificates everyone who joins us Monday September 27th is sure to find something they love. 

Many of the shops that donated are located on the Elmwood strip, and with fall quickly approaching, despite what today's weather is telling you, a walk along the Elmwood strip seeing the leaves changing, and shopping at these great shops is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, or evening.