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Fork It Over!

Come on out and Fork It Over at the third annual food & wine fundraiser for the Gloria J. Parks Community Center.

The event is being held this evening Thursday October, 14th from 6:00-10:00PM at University at Buffalo South Campus, Harriman Hall Room 105, 3435 Main Street.

For just $40, you'll get your fill of the areas best food, wine and beer, enjoy live music by LeeRon Zydeco, and bid on their silent auction. Tickets can be purchased online, at the door, or by calling 832-1010.

Participating Restaurants include:   

Alpacas to Visit the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Coming to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturday, October 16: Wine-tasting courtesy of Freedom Run, and a visit from the Alpaca Play Pen! Market hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Don’t miss it!

And, don’t forget to pick up some fresh and delicious apple cider, and maybe even a Halloween pumpkin or two!

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.

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.

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.

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     

Old Fort Niagara's Haunted Fortress

As the leaves change their colors and the temperatures begin to drop, the spirits return to Old Fort Niagara for the annual Haunted Fortress. For two nights only experience the dark side of Fort Niagara as ghosts and ghouls from the past walk among the historic buildings on Saturday, October 16 and Saturday, October 23.

Tickets are $12 per person and available by pre-sale only with credit card. Reservations can be made daily between 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. by calling 716-745-7611. Bring a flashlight, dress for the weather and wear sensible footwear. The Haunted Fortress is not recommended for children under 8 years old.

For more information, visit www.oldfortniagara.org or call 716-745-7611.

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!