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2014-08-06 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Jewish Federation sets Chiavetta’s barbecue

A Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue fundraiser will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Jewish Federation Apartments, 275 Essjay Road, Williamsville. The proceeds will benefit the Jewish Federation Housing Endowment Fund. Tickets cost $9 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, contact Carol or Kathy at 631-8471.

Brew B’Que scheduled; vouchers available

Vouchers are now on sale for Brew B’Que, an event that features craft beer, live music and a barbecue competition. The event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Stockman’s Grove, 9870 Transit Road, East Amherst. Tasting vouchers can be purchased at www.brew-bque.brow papertickets.com, at Stockman’s Tavern, or by contacting the organizers at brewbq.716@gmail.com.

Summer concert series planned at park

A concert featuring a performance by Doug Yeomans will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Bassett Park, 359 Klein Road, Amherst. Also, Tom Stahl and The Dangerfields will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12.

Church to host auditions for Christmas musical

Trinity United Methodist Church is holding auditions for its winter musical, “A Time For Christmas,” which takes the stage Dec. 5-7. Rehearsals will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, September through November, at the church, 711 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Main characters will be paid a stipend of $300 each, and the rest of the cast will be paid $100 each. Participants must have quality singing voices and some dance experience. If interested, contact Larry Eastlack at 585-698-4658 for a private audition.

OttFitt Pilates and Yoga provides mat classes

During the month of August, OttFitt Pilates and Yoga will offer free mat Pilates classes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, at Glen Park in Williamsville. Pilates can enhance flexibility and benefit core strength. Experience is not required. Participants should also bring a mat and water.

Church schedules ‘Shake it Up’ VBS program

A free “Shake it Up” Vacation Bible School program will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 18, through Thursday, Aug. 21, at North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Forest Road, Williamsville. The program, for children in prekindergarten through grade five, will feature Bible stories, creative crafts, hands-on activities, music, recreation and snacks. For more information, call 632-1330 or visit www.northchurch williamsville.org.

Amherst Bel Canto camp seeks musicians

The Amherst Bel Canto Choir will host a summer music camp for students entering grades three through seven from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Aug. 18 through 23. The music camp will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road in Amherst. Camp activities will include singing, playing instruments, movement and dance, and team building. For more information, contact Julie Furlong at jfurlong@amherst schools.org.

Montgomery Park to hold storytellers workshop

Share and reminisce in a storytellers’ workshop, which features a “topic of the day.” The conversation is typically light and thought-provoking. The group meets at 10 a.m. Fridays at Montgomery Park Independent Retirement Community, 6363 Transit Road, Clarence. For more information, call 688-7880.

Theatrical production set at railroad depot

Homewood Theater Company will stage a theatrical production, titled “The Mystery of the Railroad Relic,” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15-16 and 22, at the Williamsville Railroad Depot, 86 S. Long Street in Williamsville. The show, for all ages, is an outdoor performance, and audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Also, tickets can be purchased at the door. They are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and $4 for children 12 and younger.

Main Street Block Party slated for Aug. 16

A block party on Main Street will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Main Street will be closed from Mill Street to Cayuga Road. The party will feature live music, street hockey, live demonstrations, street sales, activities for children and an open house at the fire hall.

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