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>Free Bisons ticket given for donation of book

Buffalo Bisons fans will be eligible to buy one ticket and get one free for donating a book to "News Books for Kids," a charity being run by The Buffalo News.

From today through Thursday, fans who donate a new book for children up to 12 years old at the Bisons ticket office will receive a buy-one, get-one ticket offer for any Bisons game in April or May.

Donated books go to "News Books for Kids" and are distributed to needy area children.

Today is Buffalo Sabres Day at Dunn Tire Park. Fans are encouraged to wear Sabres gear, watch team highlights on the Bisons' scoreboard and visit with mascot Sabretooth.

Children 12 and under who attend Tuesday's and Wednesday's games will receive a free one-day admission ticket to Martin's Fantasy Island Park on Grand Island.

"News Books for Kids" has distributed more than 1.3 million books to needy area children since it was established in 1995.


>Marketing workshop set April 17 at Hallwalls

The Arts Council in Buffalo and Erie County will offer a marketing workshop for arts and cultural organizations at 9 a.m. April 17 in Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave.

Leading the workshop, "Getting Big League Results With Little League Resources," will be Robert P. Carr, president of award-winning Carr Marketing Communications, which has worked with local cultural organizations for the past 12 years.

Fee for the two-hour workshop is $15. Deadline for registration is Friday. To register, visit or call 856-7520.


>Ben & Jerry's plans ice cream giveaway

TOWN OF NIAGARA -- Ben & Jerry's, located in the food court at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls on Military Road, will be giving away free ice cream cones from noon to 8 p.m. April 17 to mark its customer appreciation day.

Ben & Jerry's selects a local nonprofit organization to participate in this event and invited Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.

Its representatives will be present to take donations and discuss the services the agency offers to people with developmental disabilities and to accept donations.


>Power Vista is site of Earth Day event

LEWISTON -- Free saplings will be given to the first 300 families to attend the New York Power Authority's annual Earth Day event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road.

Exhibitors, including the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Hamburg Natural History Society, Modern Disposal and Olcott Beach Carousel Park, will offer environmental information. Trolleys will run between the Power Vista and the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center.

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