Weekly Feature

2018-06-13 / Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 14

JP Morgan Corporate Challenge — A world-wide series of 5k (3.5 mile) running events open to groups of full-time employees from organizations within the business and public sectors. The race strives to make a difference through a donation to a not-for-profit organization in each host city, 6:45 p.m. Thursday, June 14, starting line is on the Ring Road in Olmstead’s Delaware Park, Buffalo; $ to run, free to watch.

fri. 15

BBQ & Blues Bash — 10th annual event will feature award-winning barbecue, and music with the Hayden Fogle Band, Freightrain, That Gateway Band (comprised of Gateway Longview staff ), and Mom Said No, who will headline the after-party at Buffalo Iron Works, 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 15, on Illinois Street in the Historic Cobblestone District; $ (proceeds will benefit WNY children and families receiving support from Gateway Longview).

fri. 15-sun. 17

Up and Over Dog Sports Trial — Dozens of dogs will make their way through a series of obstacle courses at this North American Dog Agility Council sanctioned event and hosted by Up and Over Dog Sports, 8 a.m. Friday, June 15; 8 a.m. Saturday, June 16; and 8 a.m. Sunday, June 17, at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 S. Park Ave., Hamburg; $. www.upandoverdogsports.weebly.com

sat. 16

Spring Into Summer Craft/Vendor Fair — Event will feature psychic mediums, games, raffles, food trucks and more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Polish Falcons, 445 Columbia St., Depew; Free admission.

Strawberry Social — Will include a hot dog, drink, chips and a strawberry shortcake for dessert, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Payne Avenue Christian Church, 1459 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda; shortcake only is $4. 998-9052 or 260-1217 (church office)

Nature’s Kaleidoscope — A completely new theme for a colorful summer exhibit, the Botanical Garden’s exhibit team has come up with some kaleidoscope-inspired display pieces that will incorporate hexagonal and leaf patterns on glass and other surfaces, Saturday, June 16, through Sunday, Aug. 19, during business hours at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, ext. 291, www.buffalogardens.com

Former Buffalo Sports Players Meet & Greet For a Cause — Former Buffalo sports players Ruben Brown, Andrew Peters, Aaron Williams and Donald Jones will be signing autographs, supporting Jones’ foundation, Sportz Degree LLC, which helps local Buffalo athletes and youth by offering inclusive after-school programs focusing on the importance of physical activity and education, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, on the lower level of the Walden Galleria near the Apple Store, 1 Walden Galleria, Buffalo.

Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run — The seventh annual 3.5 or 5.5 mile run on trails including 12 obstacles, plus a chairlift ride to the top of the mountain, post-race party and more, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Holiday Valley, 6617 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville; $ - pre-registration required. www.holidayvalley.com/mudslide

thurs. 21

Blacklight Thursday — Featuring black light body painting and dance music, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Stamps Bar, 98 Main St., Tonawanda; $. 694-3475, www.stampsthebar.com

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