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Comicon to Invade Ontario’s Forest City

Comicon to Invade Ontario’s Forest City

 

Uniquely billed as “a celebration of nerd culture like no other,” Forest City Comicon is beaming into nearby London, Ontario this October! The event will feature costumes, vendors, panels, board games, video game tournaments and lots of sci-fi fun!

Comicon will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in London’s 14,000-square-foot Centennial Hall, located at 550 Wellington St. Admission is $15.

Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

 

Each year in the United States we celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. We celebrate each year on Sept. 17, as this was the day the Founding Fathers signed the Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. 

The origin of this day is said to date back to 1911 when several Iowa schools first celebrated Constitution Day. Constitution Day received its first national recognition with help from a committee known as “The Sons of the American Revolution,” formed to promote the Constitution. The committee included well-known figures such as Calvin Coolidge, John D. Rockefeller and General John Pershing. 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Spine-chilling October Events

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Plans Spine-chilling October Events

 

You know Halloween is right around the corner when events such as the Victorian Séance Series, Halloween Trick or Treat, and Tales of Terror on the Niagara Frontier start popping up on the schedule at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village!

Explore Buffalo Plans ‘Architectural Pursuit’ Treasure Hunt

Explore Buffalo Plans ‘Architectural Pursuit’ Treasure Hunt

 

Calling all explorers: It’s time to put on your Sherlock Holmes cap and join in an afternoon of architectural treasure hunting! Explore Buffalo is hosting “Architectural Pursuit,” an architectural treasure hunt of Buffalo’s treasures, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

Participants are invited to team up with family and friends (teams of two to five people) for a three-hour scavenger hunt while exploring both famous and lesser-known architectural gems in downtown Buffalo. The search begins in the Mural Room of the Lafayette Hotel, 391 Washington St., Buffalo, at 12:30 p.m.

Nearby London Plans ‘Doors Open’ Cultural Event

Nearby London Plans ‘Doors Open’ Cultural Event

 

Doors Open London and London Culture Days, a two-day event that opens up spaces and offers activities throughout nearby London, free of charge, for local residents and visitors to engage with, will take place Sept. 27-28. 

These key events have become widely recognized as a weekend of communal gathering, celebration and recognition for London, Ontario’s arts and heritage sector. The weekend features hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate "behind the scenes" to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, etc. at work in the community. It’s fun for the whole family!

Sports Collectors Corner to Host NFL Greats Thomas, Reed and DeLamielleure

Sports Collectors Corner to Host NFL Greats Thomas, Reed and DeLamielleure

Buffalo Bills greats and Pro Football Hall of Fame members Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed and Joe DeLamielleure will sign autographs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 

Reed recently entered the Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2014, while Thomas entered in 2007 and DeLamielleure in 2003.

WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

WNY Environmental Summit to Include Speaker From SolarCity

Developments over the past decade in the region’s sustainability efforts will be explored at the 10th annual Western New York Environmental Summit that will take place from 8:30 to noon Sept. 27 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center.

“A Decade of Progress: Sustainability Comes of Age in WNY” will include a keynote address, “The Was, Is and Will Be of Solar Power,” at 9 a.m. by Ian Diamond, senior manager of commercial project development at SolarCity. The company has announced plans to build an expanded solar panel manufacturing plant in Buffalo that will be one of the biggest in the world and bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area.

“We are delighted to have Ian Diamond as keynote speaker given SolarCity’s planned investment in the RiverBend clean energy hub in South Buffalo,” said Cheryl Bird, executive director of the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement (CSCCE).