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Discovering Buffalo One Street at a Time - Part 1

Buffalo’s streets tell a great deal about our City. From pioneer settlers and long forgotten industrialists, all the way to Generals and Presidents, our street names showcase the history of our city and region. Learn the stories of some of the people who shaped our city’s history over the last two hundred years whose names are forever embedded into the city’s fabric on our street signs.

Instructor: Angela M. Keppel, AICP, project planner, Buffalo Place

Shakespeare in Delaware Park Virtual Guest Artist Series

Episode 1: The Founding, History, and Evolution of Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Featuring guest artist Saul Elkin, Founder & Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Delaware Park.

Shakespeare in Delaware Park Virtual Guest Artist Series

Episode 2: Performing through the Years with Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Featuring guest artist Tom Loughlin, SDP Actor and Director.

Shakespeare in Delaware Park Virtual Guest Artist Series

Episode 3: Music and Shakespeare: A Perfect Harmony
Featuring guest artist Sean Crawford, Office Manager of Shakespeare in Delaware Park.

Dig Fed: Your Family in Federal Records

The U.S. National Archives is called the nation's filing cabinet. It is home to billions of records that if laid side to side would circle the earth more than 57 times. Imagine what information they may hold about your ancestors! Join us to learn about some lesser-known genealogically rich federal resources, where to look for clues that your ancestor interacted with the U.S. government, and how to learn about what records are available for research.

Instructor: Rhonda Hoffman, Genealogy Specialist, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

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Famous Sports Figures of the 716

Join us for a lesson about famous sports figures from Western New York. We will learn about their backgrounds and discuss highlights of their professional careers. Play ball!

Instructor: Ryan Gadzo, Research Analyst, Erie County Department of Senior Services

Shakespeare in Delaware Park Virtual Guest Artist Series

Episode 4: Costuming for Shakespeare
Featuring guest artist Jenna Damberg, Shakespeare in Delaware Park Costume Designer

Discovering Buffalo One Street at a Time - Part 2

Buffalo’s streets tell a great deal about our City. From pioneer settlers and long forgotten industrialists, all the way to Generals and Presidents, our street names showcase the history of our city and region. In Part 2 we will continue to learn the stories of some of the people who shaped our city’s history over the last two hundred years whose names are forever embedded into the city’s fabric on our street signs.

Instructor: Angela M. Keppel, AICP, project planner, Buffalo Place

Eating for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Join for a brief lesson about how our mental and physical health can be impacted by what we eat. You will learn what role nutrients can play and how to strike the right balance.

 

Instructor: Leanne Chung, MS, RD, CDN, Dietitian Consultant, Erie County Department of Senior Services

 

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Finding Passenger Lists: 1620 - 1950 - Part I

Finding an immigrant's passenger list can be a difficult task considering the history of US mass immigration. In Part 1, we will talk about background, history and early passenger lists.

Instructor: Rhonda Hoffman, Genealogy Specialist, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

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Finding Passenger Lists: 1620 - 1950 - Part II

We will learn how to prepare for your search and about records that provide passenger list data. Keep it simple searchers!

Instructor: Rhonda Hoffman, Genealogy Specialist, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Finding Passenger Lists: 1620 - 1950 - Part III

Join for a lesson on how to find US passenger lists with known information. We will learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition to find passenger lists. We will also learn how to use FamilySearch and other free resources to find passenger lists.

Instructor: Rhonda Hoffman, Genealogy Specialist, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Finding Passenger Lists: 1620 - 1950 - Part IV

In this last part we will cover European outgoing passenger lists and US border crossing records.

Instructor: Rhonda Hoffman, Genealogy Specialist, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Preventing Dehydration

During this class we will discuss the importance of hydration and some tips and tricks to stay healthy.

Instructor: Jennifer Johnson, Health Promotion Coordinator, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

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Shakespeare in Delaware Park Virtual Guest Artist Series

Episode 5: Modern Interpretations of Shakespeare

Featuring guest artist Tracy Snyder, Former Shakespeare in Delaware Park Office Manager and Shakespearience Educator

Come Aboard: The Buffalo Naval Park and USS The Sullivans, USS Little Rock and USS Croaker

Learn more about the ships docked at the largest inland naval museum in the county. USS The Sullivans and USS Croaker are World War II ships with unique and storied histories. USS Little Rock, as a flagship of the 2nd and 6th Fleet, oversaw many memorable events.

Instructor: Shane E. Stephenson, Director of Museum Collections, Buffalo Naval Park

Balancing Intake with Activity

Balancing your food intake with how much activity you do seems complicated. Let's break it down together!

Instructor: Janice Nowak, MS, RD, CDN, Dietitian Consultant, Erie County Department of Senior Services

2020 Census: Shape Your Future

The 2020 Census is safe, easy, and important for funding and representation. Come learn about the history of the Census, what you can expect, and how it may impact us moving forward.

Instructor: Jason T. Eastman, PhD, United States Census Bureau

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