Weekly Feature

2017-10-04 / Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 5

Kokedama Hanging Gardens — “Moss ball gardening” is a Japanese hanging garden style created with mosses, a packed soil mixture and string. Come make a decorative plant arrangement, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

Fashion Show with a Twist — Join Child & Family Services for an evening of food, fashion, raffles and boutique shopping to support Haven House, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main St., Williamsville; $. www.cfsbny.org

fri. 6

2017 Dig Pink Cancer Fundraiser — West Seneca high schools team up for this volleyball cancer fundraiser that will feature East vs. West JV/Varsity boys and girls volleyball matches, a raffle for various prizes, 50/50 raffle and more, 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road, West Seneca; $ (proceeds will benefit Buffalo Hospice).

Una Noche de Cigarros - A Night of Cigars — Event will be a journey through the Caribbean in an evening featuring Los Alejandros Cigars, live musical performances from El Tumbao Mayor, authentic foods from La Kueva Restaurant, and rum tasting from Ron Barcelo Imperial, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Buffalo Cigars, 2911 Southwestern Blvd in Orchard Park. 674-7833, buffalocigars.com

fri. 6 & sat. 7

World On Your Plate — Events on Friday include documentary film “Cesar Chavez,” followed by a Q&A with Arturo Rodriguez, current president of the Farm Workers Union and the son-in-law of Chavez. Saturday events will feature two speakers, Rodriguez in the morning, and Linda Black Elk, ethnobotanist and restoration ecologist, in the afternoon, along with workshops, vendors, informational tables and entertainment. Conference hours are 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Daemen College’s Wick Campus Center, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. www.worldonyourplate.org

sat. 7

North Tonawanda Youth Center Grand Opening — The event is open to all residents of North Tonawanda to come and tour the new facility. There will also be food, a balloon artist and activities for youth, noon Saturday, Oct. 7, at The Hope Center, 383 Vandervoort St., North Tonawanda. www.ntyouthcenter.com

Flight 3407 Memorial 5k Race — The USATF-sanctioned 5k run that is used as a reminder of the lives lost and a way for those affected to give back to the community by supporting local charities (This year’s recipients: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - WNY Chapter, Clarence Public Library and Our Little Roses Home for Girls), 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, Clarence Town Park, 1 Town Park Place, Clarence Center; $. flight3407race.com

Emo Night — A throwback party featuring music from the early 2000s and beyond, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., Buffalo; $. 855-3931, www.mohawkplace.com

Niagara Falls Comic Book & Toy Show — See superheroes, “Star Wars” characters, great artists from Marvel and DC, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Frontier Volunteer Fire Company, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls; $ (fundraiser for Variety Club). 695-3415, www.facebook/joedee

Variety Club Meat Raffle — Stock your freezer for the fall with meat! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the raffle starts at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Variety Club of Buffalo and WNY, 6114 Broadway, Lancaster; $. 854-7577, www.varietyclubbuffalo.org

sat. 7-mon. 9

Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show — The Arts Council for Wyoming County’s 43rd annual juried show with 330 artists, free shuttle buses from parking areas, 21 concessions, clowns, roaming entertainers and a Kid’s Zone and play area, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Letchworth State Park’s Highbanks Recreation Area, 1 Letchworth; Free with paid entry into park. 585-237-3517, www.artswyco.org

sat. 7 & mon. 9

Fowler’s Chocolates Factory Tours — Last year’s tour welcomed more than 2,500 guests, and this year’s event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County, 9 a.m.-noon, and 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, and Monday, Oct. 9, at Fowler’s factory, 100 River Rock Drive, Buffalo; $. www.fowlerschocolates.com

sun. 8

Buffalo Falling Leaves Train Show — Presented by the Train Collectors Society, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Polish Falcons, 445 Columbia Drive, Depew; $.

Knights of Columbus Farmers Breakfast — All-you-can eat breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Oct. 8, at 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda; $.

mon. 9

Guatemala Dental Fundraiser — Event will support Guatemala Mission Dental trips led by Dr. Ray Niceforo and his wife, Marsha. The event will also feature food, raffles, live music and cash bar, 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at 42 North Brewing Company, 25 Pine St., East Aurora.

tues. 10

Dining Out for Life — Buffalo’s 15th annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser with more than 90 restaurants in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties that will donate 25 percent or more of their revenue. For a list of participating restaurants and event details, visit www.diningoutforlife.com/wny

thurs. 12

Newstead Historical Society Harvest Dinner — With music with Fiddlesticks, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at The American Legion, 9 Eckerson Ave., Akron; open to the public; $. Tickets are available only at Pixley’s ShurFine, 81 Buell St., Akron.

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Clarence Special Events 2017
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