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2008-11-19 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Erie County Toy Drive to benefit foster children

The Kids Depot Consignment Shop and Erie County are hosting a toy drive to benefit all the Erie County foster children. Toys may be dropped off at Kids Depot, 17 Lincoln Road, near Main and Harlem roads; Four Seasons Daycare, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1639 NB. French Road in Entailed; and Tis the Season Gift Shop, 15 Lincoln Road. Call 626-5437.

Production assistant intern position open

Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions is accepting applications from high school to college age students for its production assistant internship for its next production, "Searching for Eden: The Diaries of Adam and Eve." Mail applications by Monday, Dec. 1. Call 479-1587.

Hay to speak at luncheon about infectious disease

Dr. Iain Hay, chair of the Microbiology and Immunology Department at UB Medical School, will present "The Politics of Infectious Disease" at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at the Scotch and Sirloin Restaurant, 3999 Maple Road. The cost will be $14. Make reservations by Nov. 19. Call 636-0957.

Garden Club Scholarship Luncheon slated

The Amherst Garden Club will hold its annual Scholarship Luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimerville Road. Emily Detrick is this year's award recipient Make reservations by Nov. 26. Call 836-5397.

BPO to perform at Eastern Hills Church

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will hold a holiday concert at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, 8445 Greiner Road, at the corner of Harris Hill Road, Clarence, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. Call 688-7165, ext. 110.

Vendor tables available for autism fundraiser

Reality USA is hosting "Shop

Til You Drop" to benefit autism from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. Tables are still available for $75. Call 480-9087.

Parachute Group sets meeting

The Parachute Group, a networking group for individuals in career transition, meets every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. On Wednesdays, the group will meet at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Community Room 1, and on Thursdays at the United Way, 742 Delaware Ave. Call 276-1117.

Blood drive scheduled Nov. 19

The Upstate New York Transplant Services Community Blood Service will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway.

Ballroom dancing lessons offered

Amherst Community Church will host classes of choreographed ballroom couples dance routines at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at 77 Washington Highway. Call 834-9700.

Adoption information session to be held

Adoption Star will host an adoption information session from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville. Call 639-3900.

Living Healthy Program to continue

Independent Health will host the Living Healthy Program, a series of educational workshops, at 9 a.m. every Wednesday from Nov. 19 through Dec. 17, at the Independent Health Youth and Family Center, 5005 Sheridan Drive, near Mill Street. Call 635-3905.

Heal Your Life seminar to be held

Inner Health and Wellness will offer insight and tools to assist with healing yourself in a seminar at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 5575 Transit Road, corner of Roll Road. Call 689-9355.

Salon Academy to host open house

The Salon Professional Academy will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at 2309 Eggert Road, near Sheridan Drive. Call 833-8772.

Watercolor Society meeting to be held

Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy., Snyder. Call 634-7015.

Ideal Weight class held on Thursdays

Ida Shapiro will offer an Ideal Weight class at 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Gregory the Great School, 250 St. Gregory Court near Maple Road. Call 636-3698.

Village Artisan to offer jewelry classes

Pat Prior of Pink Designs will offer a jewelry class each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Village Artisan, 5544 Main St., throughout November and December. Call 633-2384.

Holiday Bazaar at ElderWood to be held

ElderWood Health Care at Oakwood will host its 17th annual Holiday Bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 200 Bassett Road. Call 689-6681.

Altruism speaker to present

Braham Segal, MD, will explore the alternative explanation that Darwinism pressures can account for the inclination to be altruistic at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Center for Inquiry Trasnational, 1310 Sweet Home Road. Call 636-4869, ext. 229.

Movie Night at the Meeting House slated

"Big Night" (rated R) will play at the Meeting House at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, as part of the movie nights at the Meeting House series, at 5658 Main St, near Mill St.

Park School to perform Shakespeare

The Park Players of Park School will perform Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, at the Park School of Buffalo, 4625 Harlem Road. Call 839-1242, ext. 109.

Symposium on science and religion to be held

Ronald Giere, professor of emeritus of philosophy, will speak at the Symposium on Science and Religion, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, across from the UB North campus. Call 636-4869, ext. 409.

Eastern Hills Mall to celebrate Santa arrival

Eastern Hills Mall will be celebrating the annual arrival of Santa by hosting a Santa Arrival Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the mall parking lot, 4545 Transit Road. Call 633-1600.

Book signing with local author slated

A book signing and conversation with local author Christine Smycznski is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the AAA Amherst Travel and Insurance Center Travel Store, 100 International Drive, corner of Sheridan Drive. Call (888) 320-3060.

Benefit for Krolczyk family to be held

A benefit for the family of Andrew Krolczyk, a 2-year old diagnosed with neuroblastoma, will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Banchetti's, 550 N. French Road, near Pineview Drive. Tickets cost $25 and will be available at the door. Call 686-9006.

'Get Sassy With Latin Moves' class offered

Sherry Martin Dance will offer a ladies Latin motion and styling class from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. every Saturday, at 5479 Main St., near Grove Street. Call 626-2498. Drop-in classes cost $12.

Horror film premiere slated this Saturday

Buffalo Nickel Productions, in co-operation with Kaptured Kitty Productions and Ollagnod Productions, will premiere their feature film, a suspense-horror titled "Something Dark" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Plaza. Call 833-6220.

Spin-a-Storytellers' 'tellabration' to be held

Spin-a-Storytellers of WNY will host a "tellabration"at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St., across from ECC. It will be an international night of storytelling with proceeds to benefit Literacy Volunteers. Call 882-8331.

Saturday salsa class to be offered

A salsa for beginners class will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. The course will last through November at Sherry Martin Dance, 5479 Main St.. No partner is necessary. The drop-in class costs $12. Call 626-2498.

Crookston and Yeomans to perform in village

The Buffalo Friends of Folk Music Acoustic Concert Series will present Joe Crookston and an opening act with Doug Yeomans at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St. Call 684-2362.

Classic Albums Live to feature Fleetwood Mac

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Classic Albums Live - Fleetwood Mac Rumours at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.Classic Albums Live will recreate Rumours live on stage as part of a concert series in which top musicians perform classic rock albums in their entirety. Call 645-6775.

Pancake Breakfast set at Jurek Post

A.J. Jurek American Legion Post will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 15 New Road near North French Road. Breakfast costs $6 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12.

The Sobriety Priority seminar to be held

Eric Chinchon, a counselor with Erie County Medical Center's Alcoholism Rehabilitation Intervention Services Program, will present "The Sobriety Priority" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, across from the UB North Campus. Call 636-4869.

Free pre-approval by Wells Fargo offered

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will hold free pre-approvals for those headed out to open houses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at 150 Essjay Road, Suite 201. Call 480-6004.

McEwen and Head to perform at tavern

Billy McEwen and Joe Head will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Glen Park Tavern, 5507 Main St. Call 626-9333.

Crafts with the Y.E.S event slated

The Eggertsville-Snyder Library will welcome an evening of crafts with Amherst Y.E.S. at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at 4622 Main St. The event is for ages 5 and older. Register in person or by calling 839-0700.

Property financing seminar to be held

Eric and Marla Hansen will present a "Foreclosed property financing" seminar at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 150 Essjay Road, Suit 201. Call 204-1537.

Grief and the Holidays presentation to be held

St. Gregory's Grief and Loss Bereavement Ministry will be hosting a presentation on the topic of Grief and the Holidays at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 250 Saint Gregory Court. Call 688-5323.

Wells Fargo seminar to be offered

Marla Hansen will present a seminar on second home purchases within New York at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 150 Essjay Road, Suite 201. Call 204-1536.

NAMI Support Group to meet

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. Call 832-4035.

Bishop Neumann HS reunion to be held

The Bishop Neumann Class of 1973 will hold its 35th Reunion at Loughran's Club and Restaurant, 4543 Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Admission is $10 for a chicken wing buffet and cash bar. Call 836-3706.

Chicago Lira Ensemble to perform at UB

The Lira Ensemble of Chicago will bring its new holiday concert titled "A Polish Christmas" to the UB Center for the Arts Mainstage Theater at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at the UB North Campus. Tickets cost between $25 to $50. Call 852-5000.

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