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2018-11-21 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Music & Meditation to be held Fridays

Christ United Methodist Church in Amherst, 350 Saratoga Road, will host Music & Meditation at 5:30 p.m. on Friday evenings, Nov. 30 through Dec. 21. All are invited for 30 minutes of meditative songs, scripture reading and prayer in a quiet, candlelit setting. Give yourself the gift of quiet reflection in the midst of the Advent and Christmas season. For more information, call 839-2460.

Church to host chili, soup cook-off

St. Leo the Great, 885 Sweet Home Road, will host a chili and soup cook-off from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The Buffalo Bills versus the Miami Dolphins will be shown. Bring a crock pot of chili or soup to the parish center or call Michele Hector at 261-8171 to enter. Prizes will be awarded. Admission is $10 for ages 21 and older and $5 for people younger than 21. Tickets will be sold after weekend services or by phone at 835-8905.

Jewish Center to hold Hanukkah celebration

The Jewish Discovery Center, located at 757 Hopkins Road, will host a Hanukkah celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child or $36 per family, which includes dinner. The event will have latkes and doughnuts, music, doughnut decorations, cotton candy, a Disney menorah and more. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.JewishBuffalo.com or call 639-7600.

Church offers contemporary service

St. Stephens Bethlehem United Church of Christ will begin the Christmas season by adding a new contemporary service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the new sanctuary at 750 Wehrle Drive. It will feature music, video depictions of readings, interactive prayers and discussion. There will be a coffee station, flexible seating to encourage conversation and a children’s corner. There will also be a traditional service held at 10:30 a.m.

Amherst Youth & Rec to host Drop-n-Shop

From 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 7, the Town of Amherst Youth & Recreation Department will host Drop-n-Shop at the Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, for families to get a jump start on holiday preparations. The evening allows children, ages 3 to 12, to enjoy crafts and games as parents shop. The cost is $10 per family per session with a valid ID. Preregistration is required.

Senior center to hold holiday event

“Holiday Happening” will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. There will be cookie decorating, crafts, music, horse-drawn carriage rides, hot refreshments and food available for purchase. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also make a special visit. The event is for all ages. For more information, contact Mike Frysz at mfrysz@amherst.ny.us or 631-7132.

Candlelight vespers set at Trinity

“How Can I Keep from Singing,” the 63rd annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers, will be held at 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. This is a traditional event of scripture and song as the Advent season begins. For more information, visit www.vesperswny.com

Have spaghetti with Santa on Dec. 6

The George F. Lamm American Legion Post 622, located at 962 Wehrle Drive, will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. The cost is $12 per person, which includes dinner and photos with Santa beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, rolls, butter and dessert. Beverages include soda, coffee and tea.

Jingle Shop Mingle set for Dec. 8

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at 214 Village Park Drive, Williamsville, there will be the Jingle Shop Mingle event. There will be music by Mari McNeil, gifts to purchase, cookies to eat and cocoa to sip. Join for a tour of the apartments. The event will be behind the North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Forest Road.

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