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Community Calendar

May 2020

Linwood Gardens, a private garden, is located in Linwood, New York, 35 miles southwest of Rochester in the farmlands of the Genesee Valley. The garden landscape was designed in the early...

Cost: $10 suggested donation $15 includes donation and historical tour

Where:
1912 York Road
Linwood, NY  14486


Contact Name: Clara Mulligan
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Weight lifting class that strengthens your entire body and challenges your major muscle groups using squats, presses, lifts and curls. Dumbbells/hand weights are needed. Appropriate for all levels.

Cost: Free

Where:
JCC Buffalo Virtual
, NY


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Weight lifting class that strengthens your entire body and challenges your major muscle groups using squats, presses, lifts and curls. Dumbbells/hand weights are needed. Appropriate for all levels.

Cost: Free

Where:
JCC Buffalo Virtual
, NY


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A moving meditation that cultivates mindfulness while building strength, flexibility and balance. Appropriate for beginner to advanced.

Cost: Free

Where:
JCC Buffalo Virtual
, NY


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August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
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Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
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Stained Glass for Beginners: Copper Foiling A FIVE Session Class with Bridget Taylor of Abeille Glassworks Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3 6-9pm Come join us at the Foundry to learn...

Cost: 250

Where:
The Foundry
298 Northampton Street
Buffalo, NY  14208
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Sponsor: The Foundry
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August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
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Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
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Support for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or significant other. For more information, visit https://www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/ Wilson Support...

Cost: $80.00

Where:
Mary & Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Support Center
150 Bennett Road
Cheektowaga, NY  14227
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Take off pounds Sensibly is a nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. We meet every Monday from 6:00pm weigh in time - 6:25pm meeting time. Zion...

Cost: $2 / per week $32 yearly renewal

Where:
Zion United Church of Christ
15 Koenig
Tonawanda, NY  14150
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Stained Glass for Beginners: Copper Foiling A FIVE Session Class with Bridget Taylor of Abeille Glassworks Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3 6-9pm Come join us at the Foundry to learn...

Cost: 250

Where:
The Foundry
298 Northampton Street
Buffalo, NY  14208
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Sponsor: The Foundry
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August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
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Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
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A fun, family South Buffalo Events (THREE nites in 2020) June 2nd, July 7th and August 4th Come look at the cars, bring a car to show off, enjoy some music & food and win some prizes....

Cost: Free

Where:
Rite Aid Parking Lot
2175 South Park Av
Buffalo, NY  14220
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Sponsor: Jim Corley State Farm Agency
Telephone: 716 322 1239
Contact Name: Jim Corley
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Gentle Hatha Yoga & Gentle Power Flow Yoga/Pilates2020 - TUESDAY Nights Session I - March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 Session II - May 12, 19, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14,...

Cost: $100 per 10 week session or $15 per class

Where:
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Ave
Buffalo, NY  14218
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Sponsor: Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Telephone: 716-827-1584
Contact Name: Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
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Stained Glass for Beginners: Copper Foiling A FIVE Session Class with Bridget Taylor of Abeille Glassworks Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3 6-9pm Come join us at the Foundry to learn...

Cost: 250

Where:
The Foundry
298 Northampton Street
Buffalo, NY  14208
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Sponsor: The Foundry
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August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
View map »


Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
Website »

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Stained Glass for Beginners: Copper Foiling A FIVE Session Class with Bridget Taylor of Abeille Glassworks Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3 6-9pm Come join us at the Foundry to learn...

Cost: 250

Where:
The Foundry
298 Northampton Street
Buffalo, NY  14208
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Sponsor: The Foundry
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Support for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or significant other. For more information, visit https://www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/ Wilson Support Center is an...

Cost: $80.00

Where:
Mary & Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Support Center
150 Bennett Road
Cheektowaga, NY  14227
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August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
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Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
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2020 CAR CRUISE NIGHTS START APRIL 30TH!!! Checkout the Drifters Car Club Inc. Buffalo NY Cruise Nite 5pm every Thursday at Weslyan Church Of Hamburg. Benefits Genesis Garage, There are many in our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wesleyan Church of Hamburg
4999 McKinley Pkwy
Hamburg, NY  14075
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Sponsor: The Drifters Car Club
Telephone: 716-954-3835
Contact Name: Joe
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Support group for children/teens ages 7-17 and caregivers to help cope with the death of a loved one.  For more information and to register: https://www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mary & Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Support Center
150 Bennett Road
Cheektowaga, NY  14227
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Stained Glass for Beginners: Copper Foiling A FIVE Session Class with Bridget Taylor of Abeille Glassworks Thursday, June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2 6-9pm Come join us at the Foundry to...

Cost: 250

Where:
The Foundry
298 Northampton Street
Buffalo, NY  14208
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Sponsor: The Foundry
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The Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club invites the community to join them every first and third Thursday of the month in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Company, 391 Washington St., 6:30...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lafayette Brewing Company
391 Washington St.
Buffalo, NY  14203
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The Independent Health Foundation invites the children and families of Western New York to participate in the first ever Virtual Kids Run weekend from June 5 – 7.  The race will take place in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Your Neighborhood
, NY

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August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
View map »


Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
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Opening Reception 6-9pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Artspace Buffalo Gallery
1219 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14209
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Sponsor: Pat Pendleton
Telephone: 716-844-3304
Contact Name: Pat Pendleton
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Stained Glass for Beginners: Copper Foiling A FIVE Session Class with Bridget Taylor of Abeille Glassworks Thursday, June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2 6-9pm Come join us at the Foundry to...

Cost: 250

Where:
The Foundry
298 Northampton Street
Buffalo, NY  14208
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Sponsor: The Foundry
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In this charming satire from the repertoire of the Abbey Theatre, the lives of the quirky inhabitants of a sleepy seaside village in Ireland, circa 1930, are plunged into chaos with the arrival of...

Cost: $49

Where:
Irish Classical Theatre Company
625 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203
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Telephone: 716-853-1380
Contact Name: Irish Classical Box Office
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ComedySportz - Buffalo's Longest-Running Comedy Show ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport. Two teams of professional comedians compete for laughs and...

Cost: $9 - $12

Where:
The Arena
4476 Main St.
14226, NY  14226
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Sponsor: Buffalo ComedySportz
Telephone: 716-393-8669
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The Hamburg Farmers’ Market is heading into its 43rd season in 2020! This traditional agriculture farmers’ market focuses on food, offering the finest locally cultivated vegetables,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hamburg Municipal Lot
30 Buffalo St.
Hamburg, NY  14075
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Telephone: 716-649-7917
Contact Name: Jocelin Parkin
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Hi, The Amish Folk Art Quilting Class scheduled for April 4, 2020 will be postponed to June 6, 2020.  Thus the corrections should read:   Amish Folk Art Quilting Class May 2,...

Cost: $40.00

Where:
1836 Church
Route 62
(Leon, NY)
Conewango Valley, NY  14726
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Sponsor: Leon Historical Society
Telephone: 716-257-5272
Contact Name: Myra Johnston
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Linwood Gardens, a private garden, is located in Linwood, New York, 35 miles southwest of Rochester in the farmlands of the Genesee Valley. The garden landscape was designed in the early...

Cost: $10 suggested donation $15 includes donation and historical tour

Where:
1912 York Road
Linwood, NY  14486


Contact Name: Clara Mulligan
Website »

More information

The Independent Health Foundation invites the children and families of Western New York to participate in the first ever Virtual Kids Run weekend from June 5 – 7.  The race will take place in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Your Neighborhood
, NY

More information

Stained Glass for Beginners: Copper Foiling A Two Session Class with Bridget Taylor of Abeille Glassworks Saturday, June 6th,10am-4pm Saturday, June 13th, 10am-4pm Come join us at the Foundry...

Cost: 250

Where:
The Foundry
298 Northampton Street
Buffalo, NY  14208
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Sponsor: The Foundry
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Come on out to support your local small businesses. We have some fabulous and unique crafters as well as some of your favorite vendors too! Looking for something a little different? We have psychic...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Polish Falcon Club
445 Columbia
Depew, NY  14043
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Sponsor: Stone Point Investment Group
Telephone: 716-512-9413
Contact Name: Maria Mendez
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PLEASE NOTE CLASSES OCCUR ONLY ON THE DATES LISTED IN THIS DESCRIPTION.THEY DO NOT OCCUR EVERY SATURDAY. 11am-1pmGarden Members $100/series, $20/classGeneral Public $125/series, $25/class  Join...

Cost: Garden Members $100/series, $20/class General Public $125/series, $25/class

Where:
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Ave
Buffalo, NY  14218
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Sponsor: Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Telephone: 716-827-1584
Contact Name: Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
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The Step to Accept Challenge is a nationwide virtual run/walk/ride. You'll participate from wherever you are, doing whatever you want to do (walk, run, ride, dance...you name it), and...

Cost: $21 Adult; $10 Children 10 and Under

Where:
Isolated Starting Points
, NY


Sponsor: GiGi's Playhouse Buffalo
Telephone: 716-322-0010
Contact Name: Will Mondschein
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August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
View map »


Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
Website »

More information

Stained Glass for Beginners: Copper Foiling A FIVE Session Class with Bridget Taylor of Abeille Glassworks Thursday, June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2 6-9pm Come join us at the Foundry to...

Cost: 250

Where:
The Foundry
298 Northampton Street
Buffalo, NY  14208
View map »


Sponsor: The Foundry
Website »

More information

In this charming satire from the repertoire of the Abbey Theatre, the lives of the quirky inhabitants of a sleepy seaside village in Ireland, circa 1930, are plunged into chaos with the arrival of...

Cost: $49

Where:
Irish Classical Theatre Company
625 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203
View map »


Telephone: 716-853-1380
Contact Name: Irish Classical Box Office
Website »

More information

ComedySportz - Buffalo's Longest-Running Comedy Show ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport. Two teams of professional comedians compete for laughs and...

Cost: $9 - $12

Where:
The Arena
4476 Main St.
14226, NY  14226
View map »


Sponsor: Buffalo ComedySportz
Telephone: 716-393-8669
Website »

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A late-breaking WNY CSA guide

There's still time to sign up for regular boxes of fresh produce

Rin Thai Bistro

Fresh and flavorful on Elmwood

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Outrages & Insights

Buffalo’s only daily faces an uphill battle

Fillmore District Council Member Mitch Nowakowski

A man with a plan

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Home + Garden

Tropicals continue to trend

Powerful plants for house and patio

Fun home

Lifelong collector creates a playhouse for his inner child

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Arts

Cast or crew

Buffalonians are playing their parts, however small

A Movie Place

The production of A QUIET PLACE Part II brings new hope for WNY filmmakers

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Hope for next season

The Bills look to a favorable draft

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Spree's wildlife writer stars in a series of birding films

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Wedding in the city

This new-to-Buffalo couple show off downtown on their special day

Plan your perfect wedding

Get professional help for a stress-free day

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