NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens - Wednesday through Saturday, January 30th and 31st and February 1st and 2nd, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. in Buffalo. The Gardens come alive at night with this exhibit of theatrical and interactive lighting displays. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Find out more at www.buffalogardens.com.
A Chocolate Affair – Thursday, January 31st from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hotel Lafayette’s Marquis De Lafayette Ballroom, 391 Washington St. in Downtown Buffalo. This 21-and-over event celebrates the chocolate with dessert samples, chocolate wine tastings, giveaways and more, to help support Hospice Buffalo. Tickets are $25 (regular tickets) and $35 (“golden” tickets) – find out more at 961joyfm.com.
Alden Winterfest – Friday and Saturday, February 1st and 2nd in the Village of Alden. For more information as it becomes available, visit www.aldenwinterfest.com.
Sundays in the Cemetery: Census Records 101 – Sunday, February 3rd from 2 to 4 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1411 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo. Guest speaker Rhonda Konig (Grosvenor Room Librarian, Central Library, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library) provides and introduction to using U.S. Federal Census records for genealogy research. Tickets are $15 – seating is limited, and reservations are required. Find out more at www.forest-lawn.com.
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