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2017-07-19 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Teen driving school slated for July 22

Tire Rack Street Survival, a nonprofit national driver education program, will host a classroom and hands-on session on how to manage everyday driving hazards, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Erie Community College, 6205 Main St, Williamsville. Registration is open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15 to 21. The cost is $75 per student. Forms, schedules and more information can be found at www.streetsurvival.org.

St. Stephens plans chicken barbecue

St. Stephen’s-Bethlehem United Church of Christ will hold a chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the church, 750 Wehrle Drive. Chicken dinners cost $10, while chicken and rib dinners are $12. The meals also include potato salad, coleslaw, and bread and butter. Meals are available for dining in or takeout via drive-thru. Dinner proceeds and a raffle will benefit the church’s outreach missions and Plymouth Crossroads, which provides housing for abused, runaway and homeless young men ages 16-20.

Church schedules carillon concerts

Carillon concerts will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, July 19 through Aug. 2, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville. Concerts will begin with a carillon performance — 44 tower bells played by hand — and be followed by various instrumental and vocal groups at 8 p.m. The groups are Celtic Spirit Pipe Band, July 19; Penny Whiskey, July 26; and Da Capo Saxophone Quartet, Aug. 2. Refreshments will be available, and bringing a lawn chair is recommended. For more information, contact Gloria Werblow at 632-4405 or at carillon1@aol.com.

UNYTS to hold blood drive July 20

Upstate New York Transplant Services will hold a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, in the front lobby of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road. Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment at ow.ly/YCO030dr9i2. For more information, contact volunteer services at RLewis2@kaleidahealth.org or call 568-3820.

Touring Youth Choir to perform at church

The Youth Choir from Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, will be touring in Western New York July 23-26 and has scheduled a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., at Oakgrove Drive. For more information, call 634-4800.

Cruise night slated at Lehigh Depot

Monday Night Cruise Night will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 24, at the Williamsville Lehigh Valley Depot, 86 S. Long St. There will be music, food, trivia games and 50-50 raffle. Admission is free.

WUMC sets evening services on lawn

Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., at Oakgrove Drive, will hold casual worship services on the Oakgrove lawn from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 26 and Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23. The service will offer songs and prayer, with the music led by Chris Watson from Crosswinds band. In case of rain, the service will move inside. The Wednesday services are in addition to Sunday worship, which is at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary during the summer. For more information, call 634-4800.

Concerts to be held in Island Park

The Tuesday Concert Series in Island Park has begun. The schedule of the remaining Tuesdays in the Park concerts, which begin at 6:30 p.m., is as follows: July 25, Jonah Krull, performing pop hits; Aug. 1, Amherst Symphony Orchestra; Aug. 8, Jasmine Quintet, performing jazz; Aug. 15, Buffalo Dolls, performing swing music and 1940s hits; Aug. 22, Friends of Harmony, performing as an a cappella ensemble; and Aug. 29, Anderson Big Band. The park is located behind the Amherst Municipal Building, at 5583 Main St. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Municipal Building. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held under the pavilion in the park. However, if rain should occur the evening of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra performance, the concert will be held in the auditorium at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St., Amherst.

Brookdale to host outdoor concert, BBQ

Brookdale Bassett Park Senior Living Community will host an outdoor concert from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at its 111 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville, location. There will be music from the One Open Room Band. Hot dogs, hamburgers and refreshments will be served. Bringing a lawn chair is recommended.

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