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    PCA News - September 1, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

     Star Wars: Rogue One

    TODAY! September 1, 2017 | Dusk - arrive early for give aways and games hosted by MetroPCS! They will be set up by 6PM.

    The Meadow behind Parkside Lodge | 84 Parkside Ave. Buffalo, NY, 14214
    The rain location is inside the Parkside Lodge, however, seating/space is limited.

    The 2017 Movies in the Meadow sponsor, MetroPCS team will be active on site beginning at 6PM with games, activities, and giveaways! Arrive early to be a part of the fun! 

    Thank you for joining us each week for Movies in the Meadow!


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    News from the PCA

    Reduced PCA Office Hours, Week of September 4

    The Parkside Community Association office will be closed on September 4, 5 and 8. We will be open Wednesday and Thursday, September 6 and 7, 9AM-3PM.

    Regular weekday hours, 9AM-5PM will resume Monday September 11, 2017.

     Parkside Artisan Market: Save the Date!

    Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 10AM-3PM
    Last block of Russell Street at Parkside Avenue

    The Parkside Community Association (PCA) is proud to announce an inaugural Parkside Artisan Market series. The market will feature resident artisans and other high quality local companies. The event is free and open to the public.

    We are very grateful for the support received at the opening of our market series on Sunday August, 20. Special thanks to our vendors in attendance, our neighbors and community members for coming out for all the festivities, and our volunteers to their endless hard work to make it great! We will see you all, and more, in September.

     Volunteers Needed for PCA Aging in Place Programs

    The PCA keeps a resource page on our website for our senior residents. Information available includes community resources and social services, as well as information on two Parkside initiatives, Snow Angels and Door-to-Door Transportation.

    Our Door-to-Door Transportation program is in high need of volunteers to help with driving. If you could give a couple hours of your time once a month, please reach out, PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240. We need you please!


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    Information from the Community

     D District Police-Community Meeting

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | 6PM
    Delta District Home Station | 669 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY 

    Hosted by Chief Anthony Barbas.

    FLW 150: Martin House Lecture Series

    Martin House Complex | 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214

    September 8 - Mabel O. Wilson  |  Columbia University
    Frank Lloyd Wright + the Design for a Rosenwald School

    October 6 - Jennifer Gray  |  MoMA
    Therese O'Malley  |  National Gallery of Art
    Frank Lloyd Wright: Nature, Landscape, and Architecture

    To register visit their website.

    Tire Drop Off Event

    Saturday, September 9, | 7AM-3PM
    Broadway Garage | 197 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14204

    City of Buffalo residents only, may drop off a maximum of four tires. Tires must be clean and off the rim. Tires may be dropped off at the Broadway Garage, 197 Broadway, between 7:30AM and 3PM. For more information please call the city at 311.

    Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event

    Saturday, September 9 | 9AM-2PM
    BPS 99, Makowski | 1095 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14208

    Hazardous household materials are common products used around the home almost every day. A substance is considered hazardous if it ignites easily, reacts or explodes when mixed with other substances, is corrosive or toxic. Check for labels that bear the words "poison", "toxic", "warning", "danger", "combustible", "flammable", "corrosive", or "caution."

    Hazardous household materials could pose an unnecessary health and safety risk. Unwanted materials should be disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. In order to provide residents with the opportunity to dispose of unused hazardous household materials, Erie County provides multiple Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days each year. 

    Acceptable Materials for drop-off include:

    • Up to 10 gallons of waste automotive fluids such as motor oils, gasoline, antifreeze, brake & transmission fluids;
    • Up to 10 gallons of oil-based paints, paint strippers and thinners, spray paints, kerosene & other solvents;
    • Rechargeable Batteries: nickel cadmium, nickel metal-hydride, lead-acid (auto/truck/boat/motorcycle/tractor), lithium, lithium-ion, and button (watch/calculator) batteries. For year-round battery disposal information, visit Call2Recycle.org;
    • Up to 2 gallons or 20 pounds of pesticides, fertilizers and pool chemicals;
    • Mercury and any mercury containing devices such as thermometers or thermostats.

    For information about the next event, and items that are not accepted, please call (716) 858-6800 or visit their website.

    Buffalo Girl Choir Open House

    Monday, September 11, 2017 | 5:30-7:30
    Parish Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Are you a girl who loves to sing?
    Do you know a girl who loves to sing?


    Join us at our fall open house!

    For more information visit: http://www.buffalogirlchoir.org/

    Adult Classes at The Foundry

    The Foundry | 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208

    It's back to school for all ages, including those looking to learn a new skill. Check out the fall line up of courses at The Foundry for access to woodworking opportunities beginner to advanced, as well as how to take advantage of their marker spaces for metal, fiber, wood, and tech: Woodworking Courses and Maker Spaces

    Free Hospitality and Tourism Courses

    True CDC is looking for students between the ages of 18-35 with a high school diploma or GED, interested in learning about careers in food and safety management, catering, bakery and hotel services. These free classes are made possibly by the Statler Foundation through Three Community Development Corporation and True Bethel Baptist Church. 

    Classes begin Monday, September 28, 2017. Information/Orientation is Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:30PM. For more information about the program call, 716-895-7019.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Mon., 9/4:  Buffalo Zoo - Labor Day at the Zoo ($2 admission with coupon from Tops)
    Sat., 9/9:  Buffalo Out of the Darkness Community Walk, Ring Road, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Thurs., 9/14:  Buffalo Zoo - Art Gone Wild, 6 - 9 p.m. ticketed benefit event
    Sat., 9/16:  Walk to End Alzheimer's, Ring Road, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fri., 9/22:  Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk, Ring Road, 5 - 8 p.m.
    Sat., 9/23:  Annual Donate Life Walk for UNYTS, Ring Road, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Sat., 9/23:  Nichols School Homecoming, all day
    Sat., 9/23:  Buffalo Zoo - Radical Rhino Day, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Sat., 9/23:  Buffalo Zoo - Country Harvest Event, 4 - 7 p.m., ticketed benefit event
    Sat., 9/30:  Celebrate Ian 5K, Ring Road, 9:30 a.m. - ? (benefits SADS Foundation and the Parent Heart Watch)

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    Become a PCA Member!

    If you appreciate what we do, please consider joining. Already a member? Share our efforts and events with your family, friends, and neighbors!

    Learn more about the Parkside Community Association here.


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    Neighborhood photo of the week!

    Help us showcase our beautiful Parkside community by submitting a photo of the neighborhood for inclusion below. 

    If you've got a great shot you would like to share, please send it to PCADirector@gmail.com!

    I could bike through Parkside forever. 

    This week's photo selected from Instagram user @Billybobn

    Tag your public Instagram photos with #parksidebuffalo or @parksidebuffalo and maybe we will feature you!



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    Fun Facts!

    There is a school in Tracy, California named Millennium High School. They’re mascot is the Falcon. They are the Millennium Falcons.



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    Sign Up to Volunteer!

    Would you like to Volunteer with the PCA's events? Take a look at which events the PCA needs assistance with by clicking below! Thank you! 

    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

    Annual Appeal

    Please consider donating to Parkside Community Association Annual Appeal!

    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.