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Center Celebration, 8th Annual Free Community Event, to Open the New Season at the Center for the Arts

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: August 10, 2011

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will once again hold its Center Celebration to open its 2011-12 season. The celebration will be held, rain or shine, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Center for the Arts atrium.

There will be a free picnic lunch open to the general public (while supplies last). The menu will include Sahlen's hot dogs, veggie hamburgers, salads, desserts, and more. Special thanks to Falletta's Award-Winning Restaurant.

All 2011-12 performances will go on sale at 10 a.m. One-day-only ticket discounts on Center for the Arts events will be available and there will be door prizes and giveaways. The first 500 patrons will receive a Center for the Arts keepsake item.

Center for the Arts sponsor AAA of WNY/Horizon Club Tours will have their new state of the art motorcoach on site for visitors to take a walk through. This brand new 50-passenger coach, the first of its kind in Western New York, is configured to deliver substantially more legroom than a standard motorcoach and includes luxury features like plush leather seating, free Wi-Fi internet access and personal power outlets at every seat. For more information, visit http://www.horizonclubtours.com.

Live entertainment will be provided by The Dave Schiavone Quartet (Latin jazz) and Mick Hayes Band (blues). For more information on this event and the upcoming season, visit http://www.ubcfa.org.