The tenth annual Dog Ears Bookstore Gala will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. This year’s theme is “Buffalo’s Small Plate Debate II,” featuring an incredible array of appetizers from several Western New York restaurants. Small Plate Debate judges will include WGRZ – Channel 2 personalities Pete Gallivan, Melissa Holmes, Patrick Hammer and Kevin O’Neill, along with South District Councilman Christopher Scanlon.

Providing musical entertainment for this country themed event will be A Boy Named Sue, a Johnny Cash cover band. Admission includes appetizers, beer and wine, and the event will also feature an auction, raffles, 50-50 drawing and more. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl.

Gala tickets are $50 and are available in advance at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door. This is a 21 and older event. Each ticket purchased will give you a chance to win a night on the town featuring an overnight stay at The Westin Buffalo, dinner at Patina 250, two tickets to a performance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center and $100 in spending money!

For more information on the nonprofit bookstore, please call 823-2665, visit www.dogearsbookstore.org or follow Dog Ears on Facebook for frequent updates.

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café would like to thank David Jednat, Melissa Blaszak and the tattoo artists at Grey Havens Tattoo on Seneca Street for hosting a successful tattoo fundraising event on March 11 to benefit the nonprofit community bookstore. More than 60 customers received new ink during the event! 

Special thanks are also extended to Jay Seefeldt and Wise Guys Pizza for donating several pizzas to the event, massage therapist Sara Wojewoda, and the gang at Hook and Ladder Development for their many contributions.

Representatives of People Inc., Dog Ears Bookstore & Café and several elected officials gathered at the South Buffalo bookstore on March 28 in celebration of Disability Awareness Month. Dog Ears and People Inc. have partnered to deliver books to senior living apartments throughout Western New York, as well as programs that help participants with job readiness skills. The organizations are hoping to expand programs such as book delivery, book exchange opportunities, book recycling, community engagement, educational enrichment and more. Stopping by to offer their continued support to the nonprofit organizations were Erie County Legislators Patrick Burke and Lynne Dixon, City of Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder, and South District Councilman Chris Scanlon.

The tenth annual Dog Ears Bookstore Gala will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. This year’s theme is “Buffalo’s Small Plate Debate II,” featuring an incredible array of appetizers from several Western New York restaurants.

Providing musical entertainment for this country themed event will be A Boy Named Sue, a Johnny Cash cover band. Admission includes appetizers, beer and wine, and the event will also feature an auction, raffles, 50-50 drawing and more. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl.

Gala tickets are $50 and are available in advance at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door. This is a 21 and older event.

For more information on the nonprofit bookstore, please call 823-2665 or follow Dog Ears on Facebook for frequent updates.

Dog Ears Bookstore & Literary Arts Center is offering an after school program for students in grades three through seven from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Each day targets a different set of skills. Services provides include:
• ELA homework assistance
• Reading comprehension passages
• Vocabulary enrichment
• Test-taking strategies
• Organizational skill building
• Study skills
• Peer tutoring with Bishop Timon High School and Mount Mercy Academy students
• ELA-based games, programs, clubs and projects with community members and groups

For more information, please stop by the bookstore at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, or call 823-2665.

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