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Fundraisers for the Kenan Center PreschoolJoin us December 8 for our annual bookfair at Barnes & Noble in Clarence. A portion of your purchases will be donated to the Kenan Center Preschool. From 2-4 pm, stop by for special activities in the Children's Department. Purchases made between Dec. 6 and 9 can apply with the voucher, as well as online purchases. Download a flyer here with full details and promotional code.
First Annual Holiday GalaThere's nothing like dressing up for a special holiday party! Join us Saturday, December 14 for a gala evening of food, drink, and music at the Tuscarora Inn with proceeds benefitting the Kenan Center Preschool. 6:30 p.m. to midnight. $75 per person. Reservations and payment can be made by calling the Kenan Center at 433-2617 or visiting the Business Office, M-F, 9 am-5 pm.
January 25: 3rd Annual Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting FestNiagara's newest social event returns! This year's event will feature 11 wineries, a variety of national label beers and microbreweries, speciality food vendors, restaurants, and the Latin infused sounds of Varuna, plus a basket raffle and 50/50 split. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, a tasting journal, and $5 food voucher. Pre-sale tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at TicketLeap or at the Kenan Center Business Office or Arena. Tickets the day of the event if still available will be $35. Designated Driver tickets are $10 and will be sold only on the day of the event. For more details, go to www.NiagaraWineAndBeerFest.com.
Opening January 12: Exhibit of Work by Lin Xia JiangPainter Lin Xia Jiang is currently a professor in the Fine Arts Department and coordinator of the Painting and Drawing program at Buffalo State College. Educated in China and the United States, his work has been shown regionally, nationally, and internationally. His paintings are in numerous private, cooperative and public collections. A free public reception will be held Sunday, January 12 from 2-5 pm.
Buffalo Cultural Cards: A Great Gift Idea!From the folks who created City Dining Cards and Buffalo Drink Cards! Each deck of Cultural Cards contains over 50 discounts at area theatre, art, music and cultural venues. $20/pack. A great way to benefit arts and culture in Western New York! Available for purchase in the Kenan Center Business Office.
Check Out the Kenan Center Preschool Blog!For parents with children who are enrolled, and those interested in learning more about our new Montesorri Preschool program, visit the Explore Kenan Center Preschool blog.
Winter Soccer ApplicationsRegistrations are now being accepted for the winter 2014 youth soccer program. Deadline is December 21. Applications will be mailed to all current participants or download a form here.
Check out videos of Kenan Center events on our YouTube channel!
Be Here! Upcoming Kenan Center Events & Programs:
November 1-3: "For the Love of Quilts," Biennial Quilters' Guild Show. 10 am-5 pm daily.
November 22-24: Holiday Gift Show
December 8: Barnes & Noble Bookfair to benefit the Kenan Center Preschool
December 14: Holiday Gala to benefit the Kenan Center Preschool
January 12 Opening: Lin Xia Jiang Exhibit
January 25 Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest
Special News ItemsWeather-related Closings The Kenan Center is closed when the Lockport Schools are closed due to weather. This includes the Arena and Nursery School. In the event the Kenan Center is closed, please call the Arena phone line at 433-2619, ext. 210, after 2 p.m. for any specifics on cancellation of games or practices.
The Kenan Center is proud to be a member of the Cultural Alliance of Niagara promoting Niagara County's arts and cultural organizations as tourist, recreation and education destinations to the world. To learn more about CAN member organizations, go online to www.niagaraculturals.org