Announcements .

CANAL FEST PRESALE TICKETS — Save 50 percent and more on Canal Fest presale ride tickets. Get 12 rides for $20 (except the Vortex, which requires two presale tickets). Now you can purchase ticket vouchers over the Internet by visiting www.canalfest.org and clicking on the presale ticket button any time before Monday, July 16. Vouchers will be redeemed at the […]


sat. 7 2012 Celtic Concert Series — Featuring Lochside Celtic Band and Enter the Haggis, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7 at the Riviera Theatre and Performance Center, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org sun. 8 American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Post 264 — Hear the 85 member American Legion National Championship Band, conducted by Michael Shaw, perform […]

Garden Tours

sat. 7 & sun. 8 Lockport in Bloom — This self-guided tour of more than 40 gardens, home and public parks features well-maintained flower beds, shrubs and trees, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 at various locations; Free. www.lockportinbloom.com sun. 8 Snyder-Cleve-Hill Garden View — Features 25 private gardens in the Snyder, Cleveland-Hill area, 10 a.m.-4 […]

Walking Tours

thurs. 5 Chestnut Ridge Park – Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 5, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park; Free. 646-5034, www.foothillstrailclub.org Wellness Walk — Join Tifft volunteers for a leisurely outdoor nature walk, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 5 at Tifft Nature […]


sat. 7 MusicalFare at Canalside — The characters of Dewitt Clinton and Seamus Mahoney will come to life in performances by actor Nick Russo in original monologues written by Nell J. John, directed by Randall Kramer and presented by MusicalFare Theatre, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, July 7 at Canalside, foot of Main Street, downtown Buffalo; Free. ongoing: now-July 15 Richard the […]


thurs. 5 Northside Writers Group — Join the group in discussion and informal readings, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst; Free. Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739 Tangential Readings — A night of […]

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 5 The Bravuras’ Thursday Night Blues Session — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; Free. 876-2884 Willfull Misconduct — 6 p.m., The Irishman Pub & Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville; $. 626-2670, www.irishmanpub.com The Reminders — noon-1 p.m., M&T Plaza, Main Street, downtown Buffalo. www.mtb.com Supersound Karaoke — 9:30 p.m., Macaroon’s Nite Club, 576 […]

Family Activities

thurs. 5 After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html thurs. 5-sun. 8 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo — 24th annual IPRA/APRA sanctioned rodeo with more than 350 participants in […]

KVIS seeks public input at monthly meetings

Kenmore Village Improvement Society holds its general membership meetings at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Community Center in Mang Park, 135 Wilbur Ave., Kenmore. The group discusses concerns about village life and formulate ideas for positive activities to organize in the village. For more info., visit www.villageofkenmore.com.


thurs. 5 Legendary blues guitarist John Mayall will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Second Floor, Buffalo; $. 852-2860, www.tralfmusichall.com Alternative hip-hop band Arrested Development will perform as part of the Thursday at the Harbor Concert Series, 5 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf, Buffalo; Free. […]