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2017-10-11 / What's Going On

What's Going On

A. J. Jurek Post to hold breakfast

A pancake breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the A. J. Jurek Post, 655 New Road, between Smith Road and Millersport Highway, East Amherst. The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage links and patties, juice and coffee. The cost is free for children 5 and younger, $4 for children younger than 12, and $8 for adults.

Church to host musical fundraiser

Calvary Episcopal Church will host a musical fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville. The fundraiser, “An Evening with Mike and Mandy,” features Mike Way and Mandy Raff performing blues, jazz, standards and hits from the 1950s and 1960s. Tickets cost $25 each, which includes pizza and wings. Soft drinks will be available. For more information, visit www.calvaryepiscopal.net.

Support group to meet Mondays

An Alcoholics Anonymous support group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Unitarian Church, 6320 Main St., Williamsville, near Erie Community College North. The support group will help those who are affected by a problem drinker in their lives. For more information, contact Larry at 684-5757 or by email at ltc10@juno.com.

Candlelight vigil scheduled Oct. 12

There will be a candlelight vigil, “Missed, but Forever Loved,” for parents who have lost children to any cause at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Newman Center on UB’s North Campus. Donations will be welcomed along with a silent basket raffle where proceeds of both will be donated to Crisis Services to help provide support and resources for other parents experiencing tragic loss. In addition to the candlelight vigil, there will be biodegradable balloons upon which parents can write their loved ones’ names and a mass release, followed by coffee and sweets.

Cystic health group slates meeting

Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold its next meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimerville Road, Clarence. The meeting will feature a silent auction and a noon lunch. For more information on the event, call 634-5455.

Donation drive set for Puerto Rico

Amherst JV field hockey team will hold a donation drive for Puerto Rico from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Amherst High School turf field, 4301 Main St., behind the high school on Westmoreland Avenue between Berryman Drive and Washington Highway. Items needed are bottled water, flashlights, baby formula, canned goods, batteries, diapers and wipes, dry foods, manual can openers, paper products, candles, bug spray and hygiene products. Money may also be donated. For information, contact Emily Warren at Emilywarren2022@gmail.com or Cherida Heredia at Cherida heredia@gmail.com.

Smallwood Garden Club slates meeting

The next meeting of the Smallwood Garden Club will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St. Scott Russo will discuss miniature forests and the art of bonsai.

Quartet to open concert series

The Bob Sowyrda Quartet will perform “Jazz on Sunday Afternoon” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Snyder. The quartet’s performance opens Crossroads’ 2017-18 Concert Series and features musicians Bob Sowyrda, piano, guitar, oboe; Keith Woodin, violin, mandolin, guitar; William Cooper, percussion; and Rick Bowers, bass.

Lecture series session planned

The second session of a four-part lecture series on “Important Documents: What Are They and Why Do I Need Them?” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at St. Leo the Great, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Sherry Pomeroy, a registered nurse, will discuss how and why to complete advance directives and ways to initiate conversations to make your wishes known. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 870-2807.

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