Niagara Gazette

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April 15, 2013

HIGGS: There's lots left to do this April

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Niagara Gazette — There is always something going on the NACC and April is no exception when the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center celebrates Native American Heritage. Something different can also be fun by joining the Hand Drum Workshop on April 20 and April 21 from noon to 5 p.m. The speaker, Earl Dunne will lecture on the processes of making a hand drum topped with deer hide. A $30 fee covers the instruction and materials. Class size is limited, so sign up early at 282-7530.

On April 26 the rocking chairs will be set up in the upper lobby of the Memorial Medical Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the 12th annual Rock-a-thon sponsored by the auxiliary with the proceeds earmarked for new equipment and health care programs at the medical center.

This is a major fundraiser for the group and they expect some VIP rockers to be “rocking for a healthier Niagara. You can be one of them, or sponsor someone or just make a donation to a rocker.

Sign up to rock at 278-4159. Checks payable to NFMMC Auxiliary mailed to 621 10th St. 14302 will be greatly appreciated. Bonus to rockers — free parking and a 20 percent coupon for the gift shop.

For the kids, head to the Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St. in North Tonawanda to celebrate the founder Allan Herschell’s 162nd birthday on April 27 from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $6 adults, $3 children ages. More information at 693-1885.

There is plenty to do for everyone in our area so turn off the TV, Facebook and the like and head out.

Norma Higgs serves with the Niagara Beautification Commission and Niagara Falls Block Club Council.

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