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Today is May 1, 2016 - Elma, NY 14059  

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Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Mexican National Holiday recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Other than the Great Depression of the 1930's, this was the worst economic crisis in US history.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.

Friday, May 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - May 6-12. Honoring the efforts of nurses to strengthen the health of the nation.
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 3:29PM, EDT.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Yard Sale, Fundraiser
    - Indoor yard sale taking place at the Variety Club Banquet Hall in Lancaster, NY on Saturday, May 7th from 9am to 3pm to benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a non-profit maternity dog shelter and "breed no more" spay/neuter program for cats. For every $5.00 you spend, you get a chance to win one of many wonderful prizes! Donations for the yard sale can be dropped off anytime on the enclosed porch of the taller white building at the Pet Connection shelter located at 12935 Williston Road Marilla, NY or on drop-off day, May 6th from 9am-7pm, at Variety Club Hall 6114 Broadway Lancaster, NY. Please no broken, rusty or dirty items. No heavy appliances or furniture. Gently used items only. Thank you!
    Lancaster Variety Club
    6114 Broadway Lancaster NY
    Pet Connectino Programs, Inc. 716.652.0192
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the evening of May 7, 1789, the very first American Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. Celebrating the inauguration of George Washington.
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Churchill Downs, KY. The 142nd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
  • | NATL - Trivia
    - A day to celebrate the cocktail made famous by the television series 'Sex in the City'. Typically made with vodka, cranberry juice and lime.

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.

Friday, May 13th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - First Quarter Moon Phase
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1954 President Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing construction of a waterway that would make it possible for ships to reach the Great Lakes.

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Honoring police departments nationwide. Memorial ceremonies are held at the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. For information visit

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1980 a major eruption at Mount St Helens volcano blew steaming ash more than11 miles into the sky.

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1932 Amelia Earhart flew 2,026 miles from Harbor Grace Canada and landed near Londonderry, Ireland. The flight took 13 hours and 30 minutes, she was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic.

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Celebration, made in america, made in america store, made in america store grand opening
    - On Saturday, May 21st, 2016, The Made In America Store will celebrate their biggest expansion since their initial opening in 2010. The Ribbon Cutting will kick off the Grand Opening at 1000 West Maple Court in Elma, NY 14059. This event will feature live music, giveaways, food vendors, Meet & Greets with some of biggest USA made vendors, and much more.

    As much of a milestone this is for the store, it's also a collective thank you to our customers, fans, and USA made enthusiasts. Bottom line - we would never have reached this point without all of you, so thank you.

    Live Music by:
    Ricky Lee
    Not Quite Right
    The Original CPR Band
    Nick Cody and the Creek Road Band
    The Marshall Dillon Band

    Food for Sale by:
    Dale's Rollin' Smoke BBQ
    ($11 per ticket at the event. Includes: half a smoked chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, macaroni salad, a fresh roll, and butter)

    Made in America Store
    1000 West Maple Court Elma NY 14059
    Made in America Store 716.652.0024
  • | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Dice Run; Bravuras; Craft Fair
    - The 5th Annual "Roaring to the Falls" Dice Run and Motorcade - Bike Show and Cruise-In will be held at Gratwick Hose Fire Company #6 at 110 Ward Road in North Tonawanda. We are ready for another fun year with a great new and shorter route for the Dice Run. The Bravuras will be back to play as well as crafts, vendors, basket raffle, and DJ. This is a Fundraiser to support Veterans, Military, and Public Safety Personal (Firefighters, EMS, Police) and their families. Monies raised will go to our benefactor for this year, S.E.R.V. Niagara. S.E.R.V. Niagara is a non-profit which provides homes for veterans as well as other services for veterans and their families. It will be another GREAT time - see you there!!!
    Gratwick Hose Fire Company #6
    110 Gratwick Road Tonawanda NY 14120
    Hogs and Heroes Foundation - New York Chapter One Executive 716.421.3027
  • | 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Family Friendly
    - village of Akron, NY on May 21st, beginning with registration at 1:30 PM in Russell Park. Participants walk to partnering businesses and organizations in the Village of Akron to receive clue cards and submit their final guesses for a chance to win the grand prize. Dinner will be provided by Orazio’s Restaurant at the L.L. Tillman American Legion NY Post 900. The event will feature additional raffles (raffle tickets acquired separately) and live music from the Shopkeepers. Tickets are available with a $20 pre-sale donation before May 3rd or $25 donation after that date. All proceeds benefit Hearts and Hands, a local non-profit whose mission is to provide basic transportation and services to older and physically-challenged adults through a network of volunteers. Begun in Akron in 2003, Hearts and Hands currently serves nearly 700 care receivers in over 25 municipalities in Western New York. The event is sponsored by Friedman and Ranzenhofer, PC and New York Life. To secure your ticket, please visit our website: or call (716) 406-8311.
    Russell Park
    Main Street Akron NV 14001
    Hearts and Hands 716.406.8311
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - May full moon phase

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 23rd annual event to promote the value of fitness and exercise for older adults. Seniors across the country are involved in health-promotion activities.

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