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2017-09-07 / Editorial

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Orchard Park Editor

SAVE THE DATE — The arts make their way to Orchard Park during the month of September with two events.

The 56th annual Quaker Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Orchard Park Middle School campus, 60 S. Lincoln Ave.

The festival, which is one of the signature events of Orchard Park’s year, features exhibitors from all around the region displaying their artistic talents.

Attendees will see booths dedicated to acrylics, oils, pastels and watercolors; graphics and drawing; photography; sculpture; candles; decorative painting; fabric, fiber and leather; floral design; glass; jewelry; metal; mixed media; pottery and ceramics; and woodworking.

The festival is always a well-attended event, and this year’s installment should be no different.

Be sure to keep your calendar open for Saturday, Sept. 16, and Sunday, Sept. 17, to enjoy the festival.

Another art-related event will be presented the weekend after when the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy presents Artify the Park.

Artify the Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, throughout Chestnut Ridge Park.

The free event will offer a chance for attendees to have a meet-and-great with artists and see how they create their art.

For a full listing of all the events going on in September, check out the What’s Going On section.

HURRICANE HARVEY — After Hurricane Harvey, hundreds of experienced American Red Cross volunteers and employees are working to provide shelter and supplies to Gulf Coast residents affected by Harvey.

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in our busy schedules, but it’s important to think of those who may be struggling elsewhere after a tragedy or natural disaster. It’s amazing to see communities come together and support those who have been affected, and any help goes a long way.

According to the Red Cross, the organization is mobilizing its disaster partners to support feeding, child care, disaster assessment and other disaster services.

To assist those affected by Harvey, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

FILM FESTIVAL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS — Interested in taking part in the filmmaking process? The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival is looking for you.

The festival, which is in its 12th season, is looking for interested volunteers and interns to help out with events throughout September.

The festival is seeking individuals who can provide assistance with filmmakers; attendees; presenters and guests; transportation; errands; equipment set-up; ticket sales; set-up/tear-down; social media; special events; shoot, edit, design and produce promotional materials, videos and web content; and more.

Interested parties can visit www.thebnff.com/volunteer/ or call 693-0912.

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