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2015-11-04 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Workshops to educate caretakers of seniors

Erie County Senior Services will host a caregiver workshop and resource day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The workshop is being held in conjunction with the Erie County Caregiver Coalition and the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center. Workshops will discuss activities for those with dementia, dealing with challenging behaviors, legal and financial issues, wishes for end of life care and more. For more information or to register, call 858-2177 or email caregiver@ erie.gov.

Williamsville PTSA seeking nominations

The Williamsville PTSA Council is seeking nominations for the Service to Youth Award. Since 1958, the awards have been given annually to individuals who have displayed extraordinary service to youth of the Williamsville Central School District. The awards will be presented in the professional, support staff and volunteer categories. Winners will be honored at a reception and recognition event in May. For more information or to nominate an individual, contact Jean Stadelman at 626-6716 or jeanstadelman@yahoo.com, or visit www.williamsvilleptsa.org.

Holiday sale planned at Heathwood on Nov. 17

A holiday sale will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Heathwood Assisted Living, 815 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. A variety of items will be for sale, including jewelry and accessories from Rosanna’s Jewelry, holiday decorations, purses, socks, craft items and knickknacks. Proceeds from the event will benefit Heathwood’s recreation programs for its residents.

Organization to hold holiday bazaar

WomenInterestedinCysticHealthwillhostaholidaybazaaronWednesday, Nov. 11, at Transit Valley Country Club, 8920 Transit Road, East Amherst.Theeventwillbeginat11a.m.,andaluncheonwillfollowatnoon. Bazaarvendorswillincludejewelry,purses,clothing,holidayaccessories, children’s books, cards and more. For more information, call 634-5455.

Amherst Book Club schedules meeting

The Amherst Book Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 2402 N. Forest Road, Getzville. The luncheon will be served at noon. This will be followed by a review of “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Murder, and a President,” written by Candace Millard. Robert Poczik will be giving the review. For more information, contact Mary Carroll at 836-0056.

Historical Society Museum to open

The Village of Williamsville Historical Society Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St., near Mill Street. The museum is open the second Sunday of the month from now through June. View photographs, maps, research data, artifacts, uniforms or genealogy, or look at Glen Amusement Park information. Free admission and parking are available.

Quota International to host luncheon, auction

Quota International of Amherst will host a luncheon, basket auction and entertainment, “On Board With Quota,” on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main St., Clarence. The doors open at 10:30 a.m., and lunch is at 12:30 p.m. The organization assists those with a hearing and speech impairment. Entertainment will be provided by the Amherst High School men’s and women’s a cappella groups. The emcee will be Dennis Upton of Buffalo Comedy Sportz. Tickets cost $30 per person, presale only, and there are two entree choices. For more information, contact Kathy at 677-6305.

‘Laugh Out Loud’ fundraiser planned

TheBuffaloBroadcastersAssociation and HoganWillig law firm will present “Laugh Out Loud,” an evening of comedy and auctions, on Friday, Nov. 6, at Rob’s Comedy Playhouse, Dandelion’s Restaurant, 1340 N. Forest Road, Williamsville. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The fundraiser’s comedy bill features Rob Lederman of 97 Rock, Greg Bauch formerly of WGR 550 Sports Radio and James Kurdziel of 103.3. Admission tickets are $25 each and include two drinks. Tickets can be purchasedbyvisitingwww.buffalobroadcasters.com. Attendeesmust be 18 years of age or older to attend.

Holiday craft show slated at Hilton Garden Inn

Brompton Heights residents, led by Jane Hamister, have been working on projects for an upcoming holiday craft show. The handmade items will be on sale to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo, 10 Lafayette Square.

Shopping event set at Presbyterian Village

A shopping event is taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Presbyterian Village at North Church, 214 Village Park Drive, Williamsville. Attendees can shop from different vendors, such as Mary Kay, 31 bags, My Sister Soap, handmade jewelry and the BAC for Women. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., individuals can enter a chance to win an early bird raffle.

Art Society to present holiday show, reception

The Williamsville Art Society will present its Holiday Show with an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. There will be awards, an auction and refreshments. The show runs through Dec. 3. For more information, visit www.williamsvilleartsociety.org.

Temple Beth Zion plans monthly Achim program

The Brotherhood of Temple Beth Zion will hold its November Achim program at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Meadows Lounge, located on the second floor at the Weinberg Campus, 2650 N. Forest Road, Getzville. The featured speaker is Steven Sanders, Town of Amherst council member. For more information, call 681-9885.

Fibromyalgia Support Group organizes meeting

The Fibromyalgia Support Group meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Audubon Library, in the Study Group Room, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. The next meeting will be held on Nov. 5. All those with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar concerns are welcome to attend as well as family and friends.

Spaghetti dinner, basket raffle scheduled at post

A spaghetti dinner and basket raffle will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at A.J. Jurek American Legion Post, 655 New Road at Millersport Highway. The all-you-can-eat dinner includes meatballs, green salad, bread and butter, beverage, coffee and dessert. The cost is $7 for adults; $3 for children younger than 12; and no charge for children younger than 3.

Montgomery Park sets ‘Let’s Talk Seniors’ event

Montgomery Park is hosting a “Let’s Talk Seniors” event at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at Montgomery Park, 6363 Transit Road, East Amherst. WNY Food Bank representatives Lauren Picone and Mike Billoni will speak on the importance of donating food and the need in this community. Montgomery Park is also a current drop-off site for nonperishable food items. This will run until Nov. 15.

Organization plans next meeting at church

The Eggertsville Community Organization Inc. will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville. The program will feature a representative from PUSH to discuss the availability of home energy audits and available programs. A question-and-answer session will follow the meeting.

Financial workshop slated at library

Allaire Financial Strategies will host a financial education seminar series at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. A free workshop, “Guide to Retirement,” will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the library. The presentation will discuss the following questions: Do you have a plan? Should you retire? and How much can you spend every month? To register, stop by the library or call 689-4922.

Canisius College to host College Night

Meet representatives from Western New York area colleges and their disability services representatives at a College Night from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Canisius College, 2001 Main St. For more information, visit www.wnyccda.org or email wnyccda@gmail.com.

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