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2009-12-23 / What's Going On

What’s Going On

Artyard’s pottery, art classes offered


Artyard Studio will offer evening and daytime pottery and art classes for adults and children, at 5701 Main St. Winter registration is now being accepted with limited spaces available for children ages 5-12 and adults. A new class, Try-it Pottery, will be offered on Sundays for adults. Call 634-0989 or visit www.artyardstudio.com.

Williamsville Lions Club needs loan equipment

The Williamsville Lions Club is looking for the community to fill the loan closet. The club currently loans handicap equipment such as wheelchairs, canes and walkers to the community. The equipment can be kept as long as needed. Contact Ken Moses at 634-1212, ext. 211, if equipment is available for the loan closet.

North Presbyterian Soul Feast slated

North Presbyterian Church Advent Soul Feast will open with prayers, questions to ponder and handouts to take home. Visit 300 N. Forest Road from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays. Call the church office at 632-1330.

Parachute Group plans 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.

Hebrew group offered every Wednesday

The Hebrew group Ksat Ivrit is offered at 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Amherst Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road. New members are welcome. For more information, call Karla at 688-4114.

Ideal weight-loss class available

Ida Shapiro, who has 43 years of experience in weight-loss programming, will hold weight-loss classes at 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Gregory the Great School, 250 St. Gregory Court. Classes also will be held every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at Zion United Church, 15 Koenig Circle, Tonawanda. Call 636-3698 for more information.

Temple Beth Zion Christmas Dinner slated


Temple Beth Zion will serve its annual Christmas meal on Dec. 25 for Friends of Night People, a group that provides support services daily to the homeless, destitute and working poor, and Vive La Casa, an organization that provides support to refugees. If interested in volunteering, call Temple Beth Zion offices at 836-6565.

Blood drive scheduled at Eastern Hills

Eastern Hills Mall will hold a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at 4545 Transit Road.

AMC Movie Theatre to host worship

The AMC Movie Theatre welcomes the North Gate Christian Community every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for community, worship, teaching and prayer. The theatre is located at 4276 Maple Road. For more information, visit www. northgatebuffalo. com.

Millard Fillmore blood drives slated

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at 1540 Maple Road.

Dining to Donate fundraising event set

The fundraiser “Dining to Donate,” to benefit Boy Scout Troop 444, will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Applebee’s, 1641 Niagara Falls Blvd. Applebee’s will donate 10 percent of a customer’s check when a “Dining to Donate” voucher is presented. Vouchers cannot be distributed at the event or on restaurant property. Obtain a voucher by contacting Julie at 833-9959.

Free spinal screenings available at Feel Rite

Dr. Tony Buscaglia of King’s Acupuncture and Wellness Center, will offer free spinal screenings at Feel Rite, 5425 Transit Road in East Amherst. Walk-ins are available. Call 636-1000 to register.

Lee collecting food through Jan. 4

Rep. Chris Lee, R-Amherst, will collect nonperishable food items at 325 Essjay Road, Suite 405, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Jan. 4. Items will be donated to the Food Bank of WNY.

Group promoting Snyder seeks members

An organization is under way for a community group in Snyder to preserve Snyder’s history and enhance its future through community involvement. Anyone with ideas or a willingness to help promote the Snyder neighborhood is asked to contact Michael Vallone at 799-3684.

Summit offers free parent training class


Summit Educational Resources will offer a free, 10-week “Home and Community Behavior Skills Training Program” beginning Saturday, Jan. 9, at 150 Stahl Road in Getzville, for parents and caregivers of children with developmental disabilities. Registration is due Dec. 30 and can be made by calling Mary Pat Sperrazza, director of student and consumer services, at 629-3445.

Men’s Caregiver Group meeting to be held

The Men’s Caregiver Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, in the private dining room at Elder- Wood Village at Glenwood, 5271 Main St. Call Don at 937-7522.

Hadassah to offer membership special

Hadassah is offering a membership special until Dec. 31. Annual membership is now $25, reduced from $36. A two-year membership is $50, reduced from $72, and life membership has been reduced to $250 from $360. Associate membership for men only is $200, reduced from $300. To join Hadassah, call the office at 688-5260.

Beyond Ghosts dinners, lectures planned

The Eagle House, at 5578 Main St., will host the first in a series of dinners/lectures featuring Beyond Ghosts Interactive Paranormal at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. Tickets are now available and can be purchased by visiting www.beyondghosts. com.

Amherst Youth Work$ job opportunities

The Amherst Youth Work$ program has young people, 12-19 years of age, from Eggertsville, Snyder, Williamsville and East and West Amherst help with outdoor and indoor chores for seniors, 55 and older. Call 631-7217.

Village photography contest begins

The Glen Park Joint Board will sponsor a contest for the best photos of scenes in Glen Park. First prize will be worth $60; second place, $30; and third, $15. Entries should be no smaller than 5 by 7 inches and no larger than 8 by 10 inches. Mail to Glen Park Joint Board, Photo Contest, 5140 Main St., Suite 303-388. The deadline is April 30.

YMCA’s ‘New Year, New You ’ program planned

The Northeast Family YMCA will hold “New Year, New You” programs beginning Jan. 6. The health and wellness staff will present practical advice to maintain healthier habits over a six-week period that will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Registration is due by Monday, Jan. 4, and can be made by calling 839-2543.

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