Summer in February – now through Sunday, February 24th in the Food Court at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Rd. in Williamsville. Hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. There’s an ice cream eating contest on Saturday, February 16th (noon) and Fun in the Sun games and prizes on Saturday, February 23rd (1 to 3 p.m.). Find out more at www.shopeasternhills.com.
Winter Break Camp at the Carrousel – Monday through Friday, February 18th through 22nd at the Herschell Carrousel Museum, 180 Thompson St. in North Tonawanda. Camp is broken into two sessions: 9 a.m. to noon for grades K through 2 and 1 to 4 p.m. for grades 3 to 5. Cost is $10 per day or $45 for the week; reservations are required and must be made by February 15th. Find out more at the program at www.carrouselmuseum.org.
Polar Bites – Thursday, February 21st from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo. The annual fundraiser for the Buffalo Zoo is a 21-and-over event featuring some of Western New York’s best restaurants, wineries, breweries and other services. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door; purchase tickets and get more information about the event at www.buffaozoo.org.
Diamond Ball – Saturday, February 23rd beginning at 6 p.m. at Samuel’s Grand Manor, 8750 Main St. in Williamsville. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's premier black tie event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, silent auction and much more. Find out more about the event at the LLS website.
Chinese New Year Lantern Festival – Sunday, February 24th from noon to 3 p.m. at the Bryant & Stratton College Southtowns Campus, 200 Redtail in Orchard Park. The family-friendly event is free to all attendees and will include a Chinese New Year performance by the Chinese Club of Western New York and a Dragon Dance performed by the Gold Summit Martial Arts Institute, plus kid-friendly activities including a Chinese arts and crafts station, readings of Chinese New Year stories and more. For more information about the event, please contact EZ Mandarin of WNY at 716-868-3298.
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