Niagara Gazette — The Aquarium of Niagara’s annual Winds, Waves & Wines celebration of the area’s grape harvest returns from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Conference Center Niagara Falls.
Wineries participating are A Gust of Sun Winery, Black Willow Winery, Chateau Niagara Winery, Dr. Frank’s Winery, Long Cliff Winery, Merritt Estate Winery, Midnight Run Wine Cellar, Niagara Landing, Standing Stone Wines, Vetters Vineyard, Victorianbourg Estates, Willow Creek Vineyard
Caterers/restaurants include Conference& Event Center Niagara Falls, Four Points by Sheraton, Just Say Cheesecake, Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Niagara Honeymoon Sweets, Quality Hotel & Suites, Starbucks/Niagara, Webster’s Bistro & Bar.
Music will be provided by the popular Rod Nickson Project, sponsored by Turner Construction. Deejay Pat Proctor of Premier Sound will play music in the courtyard. A silent auction with great prizes also is planned.
Free parking will be available at the aquarium lot, between Third and Whirlpool streets. Shuttle service, provided by the Niagara State Park Trolley, will run from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m. Parking also is available on city streets and in nearby lots.
The popular aquarium fundraiser will once again feature Aaron Mentkowski of WKBW Channel 7 as celebrity host.
Prizes for the silent auction have been donated by Whitenight’s Jewelers, Art Effects Glass, Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eye Care, WELCOME magazine and many more. Media sponsors are Greater Niagara Newspapers and Niagara Frontier Publications.
Tickets for WWW XIII are $55 each or $100 a couple. They can be purchased in advance at the aquarium or at the door that night. Members are required to pay for fundraisers. For more information or to be included as an event sponsor, call 285-3575, ext. 204.