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2009-07-08 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst 'Color Clash' Day scheduled

Town of Amherst students in grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to compete for their "Color Clash" team. It will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Clearfield Recreation Center, 730 Hopkins Road. The cost is $5 per student. RSVP by Friday, July 17, by calling the Amherst Youth Board at 631-7215, ext. 7638.

Clare Bridge to host farm animal petting zoo

Clare Bridge, an assisted living community for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, is hosting its second annual farm animal petting zoo from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at 6076 Main St.

La Leche League meeting set

La Leche League of Amherst will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, in the office of Family Chiropractic, 4017 Harlem Road. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and their babies are invited to attend. Call Cindy at 308-4843.

Summer concerts announced at ElderWood

Neighbors are welcome to join residents, families and staff at ElderWood Health Care at Healthwood for the summer concert series. Concerts will be held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through the end of August at 815 Hopkins Road. The band Nandor will perform on July 8.

Parachute Group slates session

The Parachute Group, a networking group for individuals in career transition, meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Community Room 1. Call 276-1117 .

Delta Sonic schedules blood drive

Delta Sonic, at 4983 Transit Road, will hold a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9. The community is encouraged to stop out and donate blood that will help the many patients in need at local hospitals.

Parkinson's Support Group meeting slated

The Parkinson Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at Temple Beth Am, 4669 Sheridan Drive. "Dance for Health, Dance for Joy, Dance for Life" will be led by dance instructor Kristen Bernas. Call 689-1559.

The Doerfels to perform at Old Home Days

The Doerfels, a traveling 12-member family bluegrass band, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at Old Home Days in Island Park, behind Village Hall, 5565 Main St.

Ideal weight-loss class available

Join Ida Shapiro with 42 years of experience in weight-loss programming, for classes on weight loss at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Gregory the Great School, 250 Saint Gregory Court; classes will also be held Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. at Zion United Church, 15 Koenig Circle, Tonawanda. Call 636-3698.

La Marimba to perform at Farmers Market

At this weekend's Farmers Market, musical guest La Marimba will perform from 10 a.m. to noon. The children's event will be conducted by Karen Peppas from 10 a.m to noon. The Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31 in front of the mill, at 56 E. Spring St.

Recovery International support group planned

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church hosts Recovery International meetings from 1 to 3 p.m. every Saturday for those who struggle with anger, panic, anxiety, depression, obsessions, compulsions or phobias. The church is located at 4007 Main St. in Eggertsville. Call 826-0969.

Williamsville North Class of '89 reunion set

The Williamsville North High School Class of '89 will hold its 20-year reunion weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 10-12. Tickets for Saturday's party at Marinaccio's are presale only at $50 per person. Interested parties should contact Jen Kelley Coykendall at wnhsclassof89@yahoo. com.

Williamsv ille' of '69 seeks usable bikes

The Williamsville High School Class of 1969 is seeking used but usable bikes for a collection to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 11. Bikes will be shipped to Ghana as a Bikes for the World initiative. A $10 donation is also suggested to defray a portion of shipping. Call Cris Hicks-Usta at 689-4526.

Autism Society and AMC host sensory-friendly film

AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society have teamed up to host films for families affected by autism and other disabilities in a safe and accepting environment. "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," will be shown at AMC Maple Ridge 8, 4276 Maple Road, at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, Visit www. autism- society. org./ sensory/ films.

Eastern Hills Mall  to hold blood drive

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 11, Eastern Hills Mall will hold a blood drive at 4545 Transit Road. Look for the blood mobile.

SS. Peter and Paul class  of '59 plans reunion

The 1959 graduating class of SS. Peter and Paul Grade School is holding a 50-year reunion get together from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Eagle House Restaurant, 5578 Main St. Call Jack Hoelscher at 870-7825.

CFI Community Organic workday and picnic slated

The Center for Inquiry will hold a workday and picnic every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon throughout the summer to work on the organic garden at 1310 Sweet Home Road. Call 636-4869, ext. 409.

Overview of the adoption  process seminar set

Adoption STAR will hold a seminar presenting an overview of the adoption process at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at Adoption S TA R 's office, 47 Plaza Drive. Call 639-3900 by July 10.

Acoustic artist  to play live music

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst will welcome acoustic artist Jim Scott at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at 6320 Main St. He will share music and environmental awareness. Visit www. jimscottmusic.com.

Latin jazz ensemble  concert slated

Wendell Rivera's Latin Jazz Ensemble will play live music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at Bassett Park, at Klein and Youngs roads.

French Boys Choir  to perform free concert

French Boys Choir will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at St. Mary's Church in Swormville, 6919 Transit Road. The group has toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States. The concert is part of St. Mary's 160th anniversary celebration. Call Donna at 688-9380.

Hospital schedules  blood drive

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 13, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, will hold a blood drive.

Bluegrass, swing  and rock group to play

The Pointless Brothers, a bluegrass, swing and rock group will play live music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Bassett Park, at Klein and Youngs road.

Summer Nordic walking  classes slated

Forward Fitness will offer Nordic walking classes at the Amherst Bike Path at Maple and North Forest roads. Classes will meet every Tuesday in July and August at 6:30 p.m. under the gazebo. Nordic walking uses two specially designed poles to work the upper body Call 639-0566.

Free Pilates  demonstration slated

A free demonstration of Pilates exercise will be held at 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, July 13 and 15, at the new Healthy Living Support Network inside Pro Music Performance Center in the plaza at 5445 Transit Road. Carla Baran, a certified trainer, is the instructor. Call 580-3402.

Osteoporosis Support  Group to meet

The Northtowns Osteoporosis Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Beechwood Center, 2235 Millersport Highway and North Forest Road, in the auditorium. Chef Jim Remholz will speak on "Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Healthy Bones!" Call 862-BONE to register.

Bryant & Stratton College  to hold blood drive

Bryant & Stratton College will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at 40 Hazelwood Drive. Look for the Upstate New York Transplant Service's blood mobile.

Unbelief Open House  planned at CFI

The Center for Inquiry's Unbelief Open House for nonreligious and secular people will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at 1310 Sweet Home Road. Dr. Luke Galen and the UB Free Thinkers will be present.

Weinberg Campus  in need of volunteers

Weinberg Campus is seeking volunteers for ongoing projects . The campus offers both long- and short-term opportunities that are flexible and can accommodate both individuals and groups. Call volunteer coordinator Katie Phillips at 639-3311, ext. 2125.

Recycling e-waste  locations available

Dell and Goodwill Industries of WNY are continuing their Reconnect WNY Recycling Program Consumers can recycle for freeany brand of computer equipment Visit the Goodwills at Tops Market, Niagara Falls Boulevard, East Robinson Road, and Maple Road at Transit Road. Call 854-3494.

St. John Neumann Class  of '79 reunion set

St. John Neumann's Class of 1979 will hold its 30th high school reunion starting with a "happy hour" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, at Bing's Restaurant, corner of Kensington Avenue and Harlem Road. E-mail Claire Saeli-May at clairemay@roadrunner.com.

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