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Peterson prints

A few signed and numbered limited edition prints by Roger Tory Peterson himself are among the items available at a Yard Sale and Open House on Saturday at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown. The event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., also will offer hundreds of natural history-related prints, photographs, books and other items that are not part of the museum's permanent collection.

And stay after 4 for the opening reception for an exhibit of bird paintings by Melissa Mance-Coniglio and carvings by her father, James Mance Sr. The exhibition, open through June 24, will feature 50 original paintings and drawings of birds and their habitat. It's free.


Art of healing

The University at Buffalo is hosting a presentation by yoga instructor Matthew Sanford, a T4 paraplegic and author of "Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence," who will talk about his process for exploring the mind-body relationship. Sanford will give his talk, "A Mind Body Approach to Healing and Recovery," at 10 a.m. April 26 in Diefendorf Hall on the South Campus. A reception will immediately follow. Both events are free and open to the public.
Sanford was paralyzed at age 13 in an auto accident; his father and sister died in the crash. Since then, he has has found new ways to connect his mind and body through yoga. According to a press release, "His goal is to get people more involved in the healing process for both physical and emotional injuries while understanding that recovery is as much an art as it is a science."

While here, Sanford will also work with UB students and local yoga instructors. Find out more about him at