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Elderwood to host book launch party
Elderwood will host a launch party for Amherst resident Jill Bronsky, a certified personal trainer and owner of Forward Fitness Inc., for her new book, “Keeping Your Parents Active and Independent,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Elderwood Village at Williamsville, 5271 Main St. Her book explores ways to encourage elderly family members to stay active in order to improve their functional mobility, balance and strength.
Guest speaker to present at library
Carolyn Yates from Hearing Evaluation Services of Buffalo will speak about tinnitus at the next meeting of the Dizziness and Balance Support Group at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road.
A. J. Jurek Post 1672 plans breakfast
A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at the A. J. Jurek American Legion Post 1672, 655 New Road, East Amherst. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage links and patties, juice and coffee. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger.
Amherst Garden Club slates meeting
The Amherst Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, at St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Amherst. A presentation of “12 Steps to Beautiful Roses” will be given by Joe Manuel, certified master gardener and gardening teacher for the West Seneca Adult Education program.
St. Stephens to hold flea market
St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ will hold a flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the church, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. There will be more than 60 vendors, a baked goods sale and refreshments. Admission is free, and all proceeds will benefit the Mission Fund.
‘Giveback Day’ to be held April 29
Embrace the Difference will host its fourth annual “Giveback Day” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Reeds Jewelers & Jenss Décor, 4001 Maple Road, Amherst. For every purchase, 10 percent of the sale will be donated to a charity chosen by the customer. More than 100 charities are participating, and around 30 charities will be present to talk about their services. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5.
St. Lawrence sets Mass for Our Lady
A Mass for the devotion to Our Lady will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at St. Lawrence Parish, 1520 E. Delavan Ave., Buffalo. Following Mass, there will be a meeting and free continental breakfast. Those who are not members but would like to attend the Mass and breakfast can contact Mary Jean D. Steinhauser at 656-7195.
Canisius Chorale to sing at St. Greg’s
The Canisius College Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville. The chorale will feature the works of Vivaldi, Ticheli, Parker, Lauridsen, Dawson and others. Admission is free.
Program aims to help health care planning
Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., at Oakgrove Drive, is sponsoring a workshop on “Your Health Care Decisions” from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30. The program is being held in conjunction with National Healthcare Decisions Day, which this year is a weeklong event, from April 16 to 22. The day aims to help people understand the value of advance health care planning. To make a reservation, call 634-4800 by April 26.
Bridge lessons to start in July
Bridge lessons for students in grades five through 12 will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday from July 6 to Aug. 31 at the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive. Along with lessons, there will be play time, snacks and social time. For early sign-up, email coordinator Carol Bedell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unitarian Universalist to hold rummage sale
Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St., will hold a rummage sale from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 28. The sale also will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29. There will be a large selection of furniture; housewares; shoes and jewelry. Admission is $2, with a $3 bag sale on Saturday.