Shea's Wine, Food and Beer Festival
5:30 p.m. at 646 Main St. Tickets $30 pre-sale here, $35 door, $45 VIP.
Bites and sips from area restaurants, breweries and winemakers take center stage for the 23rd festival raising funds for the grand dame of Buffalo theater. Besides food and drink, participants get a chance to explore areas of the 1926 theater normally off-limits to civilians, including the stage.
Artists Talk at Carnegie Art Center
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. No cost is listed.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the rebooted Carnegie Art Center, a former library in the heart of North Tonawanda now in its third act as a community-focused gallery and events center, this is it: Artists Mary Wyrick, Erick Evinrik and Brenda Molloy, winners of the 2018 CAC Members Exhibition, will talk about their work now on view in the space.
Registration from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., then race from 6:30 to 8 p.m., includes after party. Cost is $10; participants are encouraged to enter from the Buffalo Road parking lot. All details here.
Seize the chance to explore Knox Farm State Park on the move with this 5-mile trail run - just one loop around the sprawling park, which offers tough terrain for experienced runners. The event is a tuneup for the Buffalo Orienteering Club but not limited to its members; any trail runner is welcome to take part.
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