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Lunch & Learns Return

We are very excited to bring back University Express for
another series of Lunch & Learns. Starting Friday May 5th and running through July 14th, these bite-sized classes are perfect to feed your brain while you’re feeding your body. Register with Kim at the front desk today!







May 5, 2023

11:30 -12:30

The Mystique of South Buffalo

Marla Bujnicki


May 19, 2023

11:30 -12:30

History of the Buffalo Mafia

Lee Coppola


June 2, 2023

11:30 -12:30

The Legacy of Jazz Legends in WNY

George Scott


June 16, 2023

11:30 - 12:30

Cooking with the Commissioner

Angela Marinucci


June 30, 2023

11:30 - 12:30

From "Bitter to Better"

Sr Judith Beiswanger


July 7, 2023

11:30 -12:30

Tango with the BPO

Fernanda Lastra


July 14, 2023

11:30 -12:30

Music & Memories

Richard Derwald

Friday, May 5 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm –
The Mystique of South Buffalo.
No other area within Buffalo’s limits can boast a history as rich and
diverse as that of S. Buffalo. Learn about the remains of an Indian burial ground, the lore of the underground railroad and the beauty of an Olmstead
designed park – all in a multicultural neighborhood.

Friday, May 19 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm –
History of the Buffalo Mafia.
History of the Buffalo Mafia examines the crime unit through its formation in Sicily, emergence in Western New York, and
demise as the 20th century ended.

Friday, June 2 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm –
The Legacy of Jazz Legends in WNY.
Washington, Dodo Green, Al Tinney, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and more. Come here George Scott, a legend in his own right, as he tells the stories of Jazz legends, their time spent in Buffalo and the legacy they left on our city and the World of Jazz Music.

Friday, June 16 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm –
Cooking with the Commissioner.
Join Commissioner, Angela Marinucci, as she makes a favorite recipe and engages in a lively Q&A. Yes, there will be food to sample! You can bring your favorite recipes to share with the group too!

Friday, June 30 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm –
From “Bitter to Better”.
Insight into living with a positive attitude after a life changing event.

Friday, July 7 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm –
Tango with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Newest Conductor
. Learn about Fernanda Lastra’s journey to the BPO and her passionate advocacy for the music of South America and her homeland of
Argentina, especially the Tango. She will discuss how her education and love of Tango influenced her choices.

Friday, July 14 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm –
Music & Memories
. Let’s take a trip down memory lane. We’ll listen to and discuss hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, and reminisce together.



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