2012-02-15 / What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI schedules family support meeting

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold a family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. near Eggert Road. For further information about the meeting or the group, call 832-4035.

Cancer Wellness Center to hold writing class

The Cancer Wellness Center and Daemen College will present “The Healing Power of Writing” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, on the Daemen College campus, 4380 Main St. near Harlem Road, in the new library building, Research and Information Commons, Room 101. The class will help attendees discover how writing can be therapeutic. To register, call 694-1395.

Disability training for first responders slated

Niagara University will present a training in disability awareness for first responders on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Eggertsville Hose Company, 1880 Eggert Road. A 10 a.m.anda7p.m.sessionare available. The presentation covers identifying disabilities, roles of caregivers and the perspective of the disability community. To register for the seminar, email chief@eggertsvillehose.com.

Quota of Amherst plans birthday celebration

Quota of Amherst’s 70th birthday celebration will be held at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd. near Interstate 290. Advance reservations are required. For further information, contact Robin at 799-0981 or visit www.quotaofamherst.webs.com.

Watercolor Society plans meeting, demonstration

The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Amherst Community Church (upstairs rear) at 77 Washington Highway in Snyder. The demonstrator will be Margaret Martin of Buffalo, who is known for her watercolors of Buffalo landmarks. Visitors are invited to watch her demonstration, learn about classes and upcoming events, and have refreshments for a fee of $3.

Christ the King Church offers talk, social event

Christ the King Church will offer a social with a talk on prayer by Michael Denz on Thursday, Feb. 16. The social with refreshments begins at 7 p.m. The talk lasts from 7:10 to 8 p.m., and the social concludes at 9 p.m. The church is located at 2 Lamarck Drive at Lamarck and Main streets. Call 839-1430.

Business seminar focuses on accounting

The Williamsville Business Association will present its next installment of “Business Strategies for Trying Times” series on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Meeting House, 5658 Main St. near Mill Street. Doors open at 8:15 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts, and the presentation begins at 8:45 a.m. The seminar is titled “Your Accountant Can Make You Money” and will be presented by Don Campagna and Phil Gallson of Campagna and Gallson, CPA.

Reservations due for Rosh Hodesh Adar

Reservations are due Friday, Feb. 17, for the Sisterhood of Temple Beth Tzedek’s Rosh Hodesh Adar dinner and celebration. The dinner will take place at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the temple, 621 Getzville Road. Rabbi Perry Netter will discuss the role of women and Rosh Hodesh. John Landis, conductor of the Cheektowaga Symphony, and his wife, pianist Fran Landis, will perform a piano duet. Dinner is $18. For reservations, call 838-3232.

Amherst Republican Women to hold luncheon

Amherst Republican Women will hold its installation luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Milos Banquet Facility, 5877 Main St. near Hirschfield Drive. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will follow at noon. Marjory Jaeger, Amherst town clerk, will speak and preside over the installation of officers and board members. For reservations, contact 839-9220 or bdemerest@hotmail.com.

Eckankar schedules community HU song

Eckankar, religion of the light and sound of God, will hold a Community HU Song at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Comfort Inn University, 1 Flint Road. Light refreshments will follow. For more information, call 800-749-7791, ext. 9, or visit www.HearHU.org.

Jurek Post to hold pancake breakfast

The A.J. Jurek American Legion Post, located on New Road between Smith Road and Millersport Highway, will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. The breakfast features all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, patty and link sausage, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger, and free for children younger than 5.

Music, Movies and Dinner set for Feb. 19

The Williamsville Business Association and the Village of Williamsville will present Music, Movies and Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 19. Quartet Alla Zingara will perform at 4:30 p.m., followed by a free showing of “Everyone Says I Love You” at 5 p.m. at the Meeting House, 5658 Main St. near Mill Street. After the movie, dinner is available for $13.95 at the Eagle House, 5877 Main St. near Cayuga Road. Make dinner reservations by calling 632-7669.

ALS Support Group plans meeting

The ALS Association Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The group is for anyone concerned with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It meets on the third Monday of every month. For information, contact Becky Colville at 860-1947 or rcolville@alsupstateny.org.

Jambalaya supper slated for Shrove Tuesday

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., will host its Shrove Tuesday Jambalaya Supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. Dinners feature jambalaya with or without shrimp, salad, corn muffin and and pecan pie. Children may substitute macaroni and cheese. The cost is $7 per adult; $3 per child age 10 or younger; $25 per immediate family (parents and children). Call 633-7800 or visit www.calvaryepiscopal.com.

Amherst Garden Club to hold meeting

The Amherst Garden Club will hold a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St. near Youngs Road. Tim Zimmerman of Menne Nursery and Florist will present a program on ponds and water features for the patio.

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