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thursday april 19th 2007
through Saturday April 28th 2007


thursday april.19.2007
An Inconvenient Truth Screening

You are cordially invited to attend a Community Forum/Panel Discussion showing of Al Gore’s Academy Award Winning Film “An Inconvenient Truth”

Sponsored by Hon. Antoine M. Thompson N.Y.S. Senator 60th District & Friends of the Ancient Forest & John Lipsitz, Esq.of Lipsitz & Ponterio. LLC, & Richard Lipsitz of Lipsitz, Green, Scime, Cambria, LLP

In Honor of Earth Day

When: Thursday, April 19, 2007

Where: Market Arcade Theaters
639 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203
Across from Shea’s, enter on Washington Street across from M & T Parking lot
FREE Parking with ticket validation!

Time: 4:30p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

4:30 – 5:30 Great informational tables by environmental organizations!
5:30 Program Begins – Introductions, Announcements & Awards!
5:45 An Inconvenient Truth showing, an Award Winning Movie about Global Warming!
7:15 Panel Discussion – Question & Answer period!
Requested donation only $1.00
Proceeds to ReLeaf, A After-Storm Reforestation of Olmsted Parks
For info call:
Anna Marie Sinatra 716 845-8705 or Albert Brown 716 465-3927


saturday april.21.2007
Earth Honoring Hike and Ceremony in Zoar Valley

where: Zoar Valley.
when: April 21, 2007 12:30 pm


Please join us as we honor the Earth in one of our bio-regions most spectacular places---Zoar Valley. We will come together to enjoy the natural beauty and majestic cliffs of Zoar and there we will offer our heart's song and prayers to the earth and remember those who dedicated their lives to protect it. The earth has never needed our lovingkindness and nurturing more than she does now. On the eve of Earth Day we invite you to take this time to reflect, remember and engage your sacred connection to nature and all life.

When: Meet at 12:30 pm, at the Valentines Flats parking space. If you are coming from Buffalo and want to carpool meet at 11 am at Delaware Park across from the Art Gallery.

What to bring: A lunch, camera, clothing suited for the weather, a song, prayer or something to offer the earth. This could be a rock, crystal, incense or a flower to place on the Earth Altar.

What we will do: Take a mindful hike into Zoar and observe her beautiful vistas, hike up the pyramid, cross the Cattaragus Creek together (be prepared to get wet or go barefoot across the creek) and make a Tree Circle around one of Zoar's ancient tulip trees. We will spend some time constructing an Earth Altar near the confluence for our ceremony. This will be a wonderful opportunity to honor the legacy and memory of
Bruce Kershner, who was one of our greastest naturalists and eco-warriors.

Please forward this to all who may be inspired to come

Please write/call your U.S. Senators and ask them to support the Sanders/Boxer bill that is in the senate right now. It is the best Global Warming bill in the senate and the only one that is actually effective. Also, write/call your U.S. Representative and urge them to support the Waxman bill in the house which is very similar to the Sanders/Boxer bill in the Senate. Call Albert at 465-3927 if you have any questions or ideas.

Let's Work Together to Save Our Last Wild Lands!

Friends of the Ancient Forest
PO Box 127
Collins NY 14034

contacts: email friendsoftheancient@yahoo.com Turiya Mistretta 716 465-2635, Albert Brown 716 465-3927 or Roger Tredo 716 992-9026
Donations are always gladly accepted. We are a 501c3 Not-for-Profit Environmental Organization.
Please forward this email to all who may be interested and Thank You!

Sunday April.22.2007
Tree Planting Ceremony

In conjunction with U.C.C. Riverside Salem & St. Joe’s

Sunday, April 22, @ 2:00pm

Seneca Indian Park (Seneca St. & Indian Church)

A white pine will be planted

Other trees will be sold for $2.00
A big variety
There will be a “blog” available to talk about your tree: where you planted, when, how it is doing, etc. (www.earthcarecov.blogspot.com)
Other tree plantings will be available at other times.
There will be musical presentations and “Native American “ drumming.

There will be food.

In case of bad weather, there is a nearby UCC Church for inside activities.

There will be a ceremony with readings from a variety of sources.

Pass this information onto people you think might be interested.


saturday april.28.2007
Women in Black

What: Stand with the Women in Black
Where: Elmwood Ave at Bidwell Parkway
when: noon until 1pm


    The Women in Black of Buffalo have stood for more than five years; opposing the Wars against Afghanistan and Iraq. Come stand with us and say no to more death and destruction in a weekly silent vigil.
Lizzard Ball 2007
the Lizzard Ball

What: Lizzard Ball 2007
Where: Dnipro Cultural Center
when: 7pm until late


    The Lizzard Ball is a happnin party. It's been goin on here in Buffalo, New York for several decades now.

Y'see. Way back in the year 1977 there was this HUGE Blizzard here in Buffalo. They even made a board game out of it. It was on the news a lot. But the people in Buffalo wanted to show the world that they were undaunted. So they decided to have a big party to celebrate the Blizzard. It was called the Blizzard Ball and it was a big deal galla event with men in black ties and tuxedos and all of that crappity crap. And it cost a LOT of money to go to it.

So there were a bunch of activists and progressive types who felt like they wanted to have a party too. But mostly they didn't own suits and evening gowns. So they made a different party. This party was called the LIZZARD BALL. And you could dress however the hell you felt like and still go to it. And it was a lot cheaper too.

Now it is thirty years later. People still remember the Blizzard Ball, but it's a distant and fading memory. The LIZZARD BALL, on the other hand, is still going strong and it is going to be one crazy groove with all kinds of really awesome music and information on how to get hooked up with all kinds of cool progressive causes and lots of party people in the place to be (dressed in comfortable clothes).

This Years Lizzard Ball will feature My Rap Name is Alex and the Bloodthirsty Vegans, MC Vendetta, somthingreen, Marisa Sutton, Lara Buckley and the poetry of Liz Mariani.

Tickets are $10 at the door (no advanced tickets this year, sorry). See the link below for more info.

www.mySpace.com/LizzardBall


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