What's Going On
Spring art show
features local artists
The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society will hold its Spring Show through June 6, at Vern Stein Art and Frame, 5747 Main St., near Evans Street, Williamsville. A reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18. The show will be open during gallery hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information about the event, call 634-7015.
Center for Inquiry
to host movie night
The Center for Inquiry will show the film "Stolen Summer" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21. The film features the story of a young Catholic boy, Peter O'Malley, who is on a quest to help a dying Jewish friend, Danny Jacobsen, get into heaven. The event is free of charge. All proceeds benefit the Park School.
Mount Calvary group
focuses on laughter
Mount Calvary Cemetery will hold its first meeting of Laugh for the Health of It - using therapeutic laughter to improve life. Benefit from an hour of breathing, stretching, laughing and learning. The group meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month, beginning May 21, at the Pine Lawn Chapel, 2951 Harlem Road, at Genesee Street. Call 892-6600.
Community band set
to perform concert
The Amherst Community Band will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road.. The band is under the direction of Geoff Richter, retired instrumental music teacher at Williamsville North High School. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students.
life and death
The Blessed Virgin Mary Church will host an adult education program exploring end-of-life issues and the Catholic response, presented by Judith Skretny of Hospice and the Rev. Peter Drilling. Small group discussions will follow. The program will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in the Msgr. Paa Social Center at the church, Main Street at Harris Hill Road.
Improv group to perform
at Center for Inquiry
The Cat Venom comedy group will be at the Center for Inquiry at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22. The group presents a unique collection of improvised skits focusing on a wide range of social and political issues, with a new show every month. General admission tickets are available.
Hunt Real Estate hosting
The Hunt Real Estate Office, 4363 Main St., between Harlem and Eggert roads, will hold a home-buying seminar from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22. Topics will include mortgages, grants and closing costs. To register for the event, call 832-4838.
Plant sale to be held
in Evanstowne Plaza
The Forest Stream and Town and Country garden clubs will hold a spring plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in the Evanstowne Plaza parking lot, Evans Street and Sheridan Drive. The fundraiser supports the garden clubs' civic projects.
Christ the King offers
A Bereavement Support Group, sponsored by Christ the King Bereavement Committee in Snyder, is offering a program for all persons grieving the loss of a loved one. The program consists of six sessions, from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning May 27 and continuing every other week through July 22. Call 839-2363.
Rev. Mazur to speak
at church presentation
A Divine Mercy presentation will be hosted at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at St. Gregory the Great Church. The Rev. Jacek Mazur will be the main speaker.
Docent from Botanical
Gardens to speak
The Amherst Garden Club will hold a meeting at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., near Brompton Road, Williamsville. Betsy Moll, a docent at the Botanical Gardens, will give a talk on "Victorian gardens."
Nursery School holding
The Corner House Nursery School will hold a Chiavetta's chicken dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville. The cost is $8. For more information or for reservations, call 633-7866, ext. 324.
Temple set to host
Temple Shaarey Zedek will host its Klein Lecture Series with Rabbi Isaac Klein. The series begins with "Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism): The Real Stuff, Not the Hollywood Version," at 6 p.m. Friday, May 30. A guest scholar, Rabbi Daniel Horwitz, will present "Kabbalah in a Nutshell" followed by dinner. Then, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, "The Mystical Influence of Prayer and Ritual" will be presented, and "How to be like G-d: An Ethical Text for Jewish Mystics" will be at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, June 1. For dinner reservations, contact 838-3232.
the Arts' set for May 31
The Amherst Museum will host "Amherst Celebrates the Arts 2008, A Family Festival," from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, corner of New Road, Amherst. Amherst arts or cultural organizations are being sought to participate. The event will include performances of theater, dance, music, visual and creative arts and special activities for children. Call Debbie Wixson at 632-2345.
St. Benedicts Seniors
seek knew members
The St. Benedicts Seniors are looking for new members. The group meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in the school cafeteria for camaraderie and cards. There is also a tour group that takes day trips to casinos and other venues. Call 838-0291 for additional information.
to host book club
Marcia Finton will host a book club and discussion group from 4 to 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month through June 18, at Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Road, near Kline Road, Amherst. The Wednesday, May 21 selection is, "The Omnivore's Dilemma," by Michael Pollan. Call 688-4955 for more information.
group sets luncheon
Northtown Christian Women's Connection will hold a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive. The cost is $15. The guest speaker will be Esther Guylus from EG Tax. Call 626-0815 for reservations.
Learn how to boost
Healthy Happy You will hold an Eating for Energy Workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Women's Wellness Center of WNY, 835 Hopkins Road at Klein Road. Information will be provided on foods that restore natural energy, foods to avoid, and simple natural and lifestyle changes that can dramatically boost energy levels. Call 912-8253 for reservations.
Amherst Players to present 'Random Acts'
The Amherst Players will present "Random Acts" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Snyder. Tick- ets are $5. For information, call 713-2649.
plans spring tea
The Beechwood Guild will hold its annual Spring Tea at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, in the Beechwood auditorium at Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville.
Book sale planned
for June 4-8
The Buffalo Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its Scholarship Book Sale June 4-8, at 3386 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.