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2018-04-11 / Editorials

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ETHAN POWERS
Clarence Editor

BARK IN THE PARK — The Clarence Lions Club recently announced that there is still time to become a vendor for Bark in the Park 2018, set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in the Clarence Town Park. Organizers are seeking to increase the 2017 vendor list, which featured 56 participants. The Lions Club added that broadcaster Maria Genero will serve as the special guest host in the morning hours.

Activities such as dock jumping, sheep herding, a barn hunt, scent work demonstrations and the ever-popular dachshund races, officially billed as the “Doxie Derby,” are planned for this year. Additionally, contests such as “owner look-alike” as well as a basket raffle will be in store for participants.

Last year, in return for a $5 donation per person, with a cap of $10 per family, participants received a “goodie bag” packed with pet items. They also received a “puppy passport” that was used for a scavenger hunt. Families traveled throughout the park with their dogs, visiting various vendors and obtaining stamps. The completed passport entitled guests to additional door prize opportunities.

ARTWORK OF SCOTT BYE — Canvas Salon and Gallery will present “The Artwork of Scott Bye” from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the gallery, located at 9520 Main St., Clarence.

Scott Bye is known throughout WNY for creating large-scale sculpture from found, everyday materials. In execution, these mundane items are transformed into curvaceous structures that meld into landscape. This exhibition will showcase Scott's exploration of geometric patterns, reflective of traditional hex symbolism.

The event will also feature complimentary appetizers, as well as wine and beer served by The Hollow Bistro and Brew.

Bye’s artwork will be on exhibit and available for purchase at Canvas Salon & Gallery through the end of June.

AFRO-AMERICAN SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY — Members of the Western New York community are invited to join Canisius College alumni and friends to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canisius Afro-American Society.

It was five decades ago that undergraduates Lei Roi Johnson, Robert H. Maloney, Albert D. (Tarabu) Kirkland, Frank Barbee and Arnold Daniels Jr. recognized the college’s need for a more diverse student body and curriculum.

Together they established the Afro-American Society in fall 1968. Founded by students for students, the AAS is dedicated to promoting and upholding its vast African heritage and uniting students to create racial harmony.

Campus and community-wide events are planned through April to celebrate the anniversary.

At 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, Drea D’Nur will bring her soulful sounds to the Montante Cultural Center. Her performance is titled “Healing Songs in Beautiful Spaces.” D’Nur’s work, which often has activist undertones, has received national and international acclaim. Tickets are $35.

Additionally, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, an “Afro-American Society Alumni & Friends Brunch” will be held in the Grupp Fireside Lounge within the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.

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