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This Week . Some recommended events for the week of Aug. 21-27


Tasty time

What: Pesto Festo

Why: Celebrate all things basil.

Info: From noon to 6 p.m. at Barlow's Mill, 369 W. Main St., Fredonia. The event features live music, food and garden and vineyard tours. Admission is $10. For more information, call 673-9020 or visit

Summer swing

What: Jackie's Summer Dance

Why: Take a spin around the dance floor.

Info: Beginning at 8 p.m. in the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew, the dance includes a lesson with dance instructor Jackie George at 7 p.m. and features live music by Tony Krew and Co. Admission is $10. For more information, call 691-8654.


Picture this

What: Picturing the Civil War

Why: Exhibit, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, features prints of works by the top contemporary historical painters in America.

Info: Featuring works from the collection of Jim McGrath, the exhibit opens Friday and continues daily through Oct. 2 (closed on Saturday and Sept. 3-5) in the Kenan Center Art Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport. A free opening reception with Jim McGrath runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 433-2617 or visit

Jazzing it up

What: Lewiston Jazz Festival

Why: Includes performances by jazz greats Hilario Duran's Latin Jazz Band with Jane Bunnett on Friday and Kurt Elling on Saturday.

Info: The free outdoor jazz festival runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday along Center Street and throughout the village of Lewiston. The tenth annual event features live jazz performances, a jewelry show and a classic car show. For more information, visit


Snap to it

What: Wild Photo Day

Why: Capture the beauty of live wildlife through the lens of a camera.

Info: Professional, amateur and recreational photographers are invited to bring their camera to Hawk Creek Wildlife Center (655 Luther Road, East Aurora) for the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. For more information, call 652-8646 or visit