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2017-11-08 / What's Going On

What's Going On

WNY Karate to host Wagner book signing

Jessica Wagner, author and illustrator of the children’s book “Kitten and the Dojo Code,” will hold book signings at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Western New York Karate, 4209 Transit Road. There will be readings and kids’ karate at both signings.

St. John to host dinner theater

St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Amherst, will host a mystery dinner theater with the production, “Murder at Twin Peaks,” Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dinner and theater will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $35. Register and pay by credit card online at LCmysterydinnertheatre2017.bpt.me or contact Lutheran Charities at info@wnylutherancharities.org or 632–2623.

Historical Society Museum to open

The Village of Williamsville Historical Society Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St. near Mill Street. There will be displays, photos, maps, research material, uniforms, Glen Amusement Park information and more. Admission and parking are free. The museum will be open the second Sunday of the month from September through June.

Temple to hold Achim Program

The Brotherhood of Temple Beth Zion will hold its free November Achim program at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Meadows Building, located on the second floor at the Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Getzville. The featured speaker will be Town of Amherst Councilmember Steven Sanders. Sanders will be discussing the 2017 local election results. For further information, contact Ken Graber at 681-9885.

Holiday bazaar planned at Elderwood

The Volunteers-in-Partnership at Elderwood will hold a holiday bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Elderwood at Williamsville, 200 Bassett Road. Proceeds from the bazaar will benefit resident programming. For more information, call 689-6681.

Blocher Homes to host wellness fair

Blocher Homes will host a free wellness fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the auditorium located at 135 Evans St., Williamsville. Guests can enjoy free massages, blood pressure screenings and credit reports, and sample items such as smoothies. For more information, contact Holly Lange at hlange@beechwoodcare.org or 810-7403.

ACE to perform at church

The Amherst Chamber Ensembles will perform its “Winds in Autumn” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 711 Niagara Falls Blvd. The concert is free, but donations are accepted.

Holiday shopping fundraiser planned

Calvary Episcopal Church will host a Ladies’ Night Out Holiday Shopping Party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Carousel Clothing and Collectibles, 6094 Main St. near Youngs Road. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will go to the church for community outreach. For more information about fundraising opportunities for nonprofit organizations, call 634-5959.

Ten Lives Club to host dinner event

Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption Group will host a “Wine and Dine” fall dinner event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Ellicott Creek Banquet facility, 45 S. Ellicott Creek Road, Amherst. Funds will benefit homeless cats and kittens accepted in their program. Single tickets cost $35 or $60 for two, and are pre-sale only. Tickets can be purchased at www.tenlivesclub.com or by calling the main shelter at 646-5577.

Christmas shopping fundraiser slated

“Shopping at the Christmas Shoppe” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Heathwood Assisted Living, 815 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. A variety of items including jewelry, assorted Christmas items, purses, crafts and knickknacks will be available for purchase. There also will be a special $1 table. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Heathwood’s wellness programs for its residents.

Victorian Dance Society to host ball

The Amherst Victorian Dance Society will host its 19th annual Victorian Ball, “Hands Across the Border,” from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the historic Hamlin House, 432 Franklin St., Buffalo. Also, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the day of the event, there will be a workshop, where Cathy Stephens will teach the evening’s dances. The workshop is included with each ticket, which costs $65. For more information or registration forms, contact Mike Dowling at mikevictordd5@aol.com or at 634-7594.

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