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2017-03-15 / Editorial

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Ken-Ton Editor

CARROUSELS — With spring around the corner, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will soon be opening for the season.

Its opening day, with the theme ‘Superheroes,” will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. The cost of admission is $6 per person, which includes 10 activity tickets.

Attendees can ride the carrousel as their favorite superhero or villain, and visitors of all ages are encouraged to dress up.

There will be many superhero activities, including an obstacle course. Also, visitors can meet members of the Superhero Alliance of WNY, and Squiggly Art Face Painting will provide any superheroes with a secret identity for $1.

Extra activity tickets are 25 cents each. For questions or more information, contact the museum at 693-1885 or info@carrouselmuseum.org.

CONCERTS IN THE CHURCH — St. Francis of Assisi Church, at 150 Broad St., Tonawanda, will hold its next Concert in the Church at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25.

The concert will feature the Buffalo Choral Arts Society. This 100-plus voice community includes educators, students, librarians, doctors, lawyers and other professionals. There is a $10 fee for admittance.

RIVIERA POPS — The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas Post 264 will present its Riviera Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St. in North Tonawanda.

There will be a pre-concert organ performance at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $14 at World Hollywood Entertainment at the McKinley Mall; the Riviera Theatre Box Office; or www.rivieratheatre.org.

Tickets are available for $12 or $8, for children younger than 12, at the following locations: Tonawanda Senior Citizen Center, located at 33 Main St.; Mid-City Opticians, located on Payne Avenue across from the Mid City Plaza; Walker Bros. & Monroe Jewelers, located at 84 Webster St.; and Frontiersmen Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7545, located at 110 Elgin St.

The 85-member American Legion National Championship Band, conducted by Michael Shaw, will perform a symphonic pops program in the style and tradition of John Philip Sousa. On the program are famous marches, such as “On Parade” by Sousa, “Tribute” by James Barnes, “Mambo Jambo” by Zequinha Abreu, “Zampa Overture” by Louis HĂ©rold and “My Fair Lady” by Frederick Loewe.

For more information, visit www.tonawandalegionband.com.

A GOOD STORY — If you’re looking to get your child out and about in the morning, it may be a good idea to sign up for a story time at one of the local libraries.

There are different story times, designed for different ages, ranging from babies and toddlers to preschoolers.

For a list of story times, be sure to check out the Library News featured in the Lifestyles section of The Bee or visit www.buffalolib.org.

The libraries also have many different activities that they plan for young children, including clubs, crafts and guest visitors.

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