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2011-05-25 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Rabies clinic set at Highway Department

A rabies vaccine clinic is slated from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Amherst Highway Garage, 1042 North Forest Road. Pets must be at least 3 months old. Dogs, cats and ferrets must be restrained using a leash or pet carrier. No person shall have more than three pets in line at one time. For information, call Erie County legislator Ed Rath at 633-0617.

Northtowns Christian Women set luncheon

Northtowns Christian Women is holding a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday May 25, at Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. The cost is $16. The special feature will be Carol Ann Gleason, the Cheerful Messenger, with “Naomi.” Lois Schrock will perform on the auto-harp. The guest speaker will be Sally Taylor with “Wounded by Secrets, Healed by Grace.” For reservations, call Kathy at 874-0109 or Patty at 691-4142.

Upcoming BPO concerts previewed at library

A preview of the remaining classical concerts in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s current season will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. The theme will be “Choral Masterpieces.” For information, visit www.bpo.org.

WNY Needlepointers meets May 25

The WNY Needlepointers group meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The group, which is a member of the American Needlepoint Guild, meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, April through November. For information, call 688-6690 or 947-5059.

Dosberg Notable Speaker Series features rabbi

The Dosberg Notable Speaker Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Temple Beth Tzedek, 621 Getzville Road. Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, who was listed in Newsweek as one of America’s 50 Most Influential Rabbis, will speak. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased by calling the Jewish Federation at 886-7750, or at the door.

Legislator Rath sponsors UNYTS blood drive

Legislator Edward Rath will sponsor an Upstate New York Transplant Services blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 in the Amherst Town Hall parking lot, 5583 Main St. near Cayuga. Blood donors will receive a coupon for a free Junior Frosty from Wendy's. For donor guidelines, visit www.unyts.org.

Garden clubs to hold plant sale

Forest Stream and Town and Country Garden Clubs will hold a plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in the Evanstown Plaza, Evans Street near Sheridan Drive. Perennials, hanging baskets, and cuttings will be on sale. Club members will be on hand for gardening questions.

Dog wash benefits Emeritus Senior Living

Emeritus Senior Living will hold their second annual dog wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in the parking lot at 111 St. Gregory Court. A $5 donation is asked to have volunteers wash your dog. They will also have hot dogs and beverages, as well as a pet supply basket raffle and other giveaways. For more information, call 688-4011.

Civil Air Patrol to hold breakfast, lunch

The Western NY Group of the Civil Air Patrol will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Monday, May 30 at the Akron Airport in Akron. The breakfast features all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, and juice, coffee or milk. The cost is $5.50 per adult and $2.50 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for those younger than 5. Hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks will be available from noon to 1:30 p.m. Airplane rides will be provided by Christian Airmen, Inc. Small planes will be on display.

Parent Network holds support group meeting

The Parent Network and the Early Childhood Direction Center are holding a support group for parents of developmentally delayed children of any age. The group will meet from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at the Early Childhood Direction Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, in the Northtown Business Center. For information, or to register, call 332-4170.

Prayer Connection meeting slated

Prayer Connection will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday June 1, at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga at Harlem Road in Snyder. For more information, call Patty at 691-4142.

Beechwood Service Guild holds tea

The Beechwood Service Guild will hold a spring tea from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at the Beechwood Residence auditorium, 2235 Millersport Highway. The First United Methodist Church of North Tonawanda will serve as hostesses. A free will offering will support the Living Care Fund, which benefits Beechwood residents in need of financial assistance.

Heim Elementary BBQ reservations due

Reservations are due Wednesday, June 1 for the Heim Elementary BW Barbecue takeout night, to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the school, 155 Heim Road. Chicken is $9, one-third rack of ribs $11, and one-quarter chicken and one-quarter rack of ribs $10. Dinner includes roll with butter, potato salad and coleslaw. To place an order, visit www.playgroundfund.com. Walk-ins will also be accepted.

Legislator Rath sets outreach meeting

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath will host a district outreach from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 31 at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Information about county services will be available. Free notary services are also offered at outreach meetings. Rath is available to meet with residents by appointment. To schedule a meeting, call 633-0617 or email edward.rath@erie.gov.

Reservations due for Rotary mixer

Reservations are due June 2 for the Williamsville Rotary’s “Mix and Mingle” dinner, to be held Tuesday, June 7 at Windows on the Green in the Westwood Country Club. A cash bar will be available from 5:30-6:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Erie County executive Chris Collins will speak. Sarah Lewandowski, winner of the 2011 Rotary/Friends of Amherst Symphony scholarship, will play trombone. Tickets are $30. For information and tickets, email efs4170@aol.com.

Village gardens sought for garden walk

The Village of Williamsville is looking for village gardeners who wish to display for the 8th annual Village Garden Walk on Saturday, June 25. The event starts at Village Hall and lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They can contact Mary Lowther at 632-4120 ext. 3006 or at gardenwalkvow@aol.com.

Tickets available for winery excursion

Quota International of Amherst is hosting a spring winery excursion from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Tickets are $65 and include transportation to three wineries on the USA Niagara Wine Trail, tastings at each winery, a tour of Spring Lake Winery, a sit-down buffet lunch at Vizcarra Vineyards, and wine tastings with a souvenir wine glass and 10 percent discount on wine purchases at Marjim Manor. Pick-up and return will be at Eastern Hills Mall. Tickets must be purchased in advance and participants must be at least 21. For information, call Robin Miller at 799-0981 or visit http://quotaofamherst.webs.com.

Watercolor Society exhibit continues

The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society’s National Watercolor Show is on view through July 3 at the Anderson Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Place near Englewood and Kenmore close to the UB South Campus, Buffalo. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

High school artists invited to submit works

High school students living in Amherst are invited to showcase their artistic and musical talent at this year’s Glen Park Arts Festival alongside professional artists. Submissions will be accepted through June 10 for artwork and musical presentations that will be showcased as part of the festival, to be held on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Sample artwork and musical performances can be submitted to roselynlaub@gmail.com by forwarding an email, photo, video or website link.

Bricks available at Amherst High

The Amherst Tigers’ Booster Club is sponsoring a brick donor walkway program to raise money for the Booster Club. The brick pathway will be visible to everyone entering the school. Granite squares and benches are also available for sponsorship. Contact Isabell Posner at 834-4605 for ordering information.

Holy Family School seeks classmates

Holy Family School of South Buffalo Reunion Committee/ Class of 1961 is planning a 50th year anniversary reunion to be held in June. They are asking anyone with information about students from that class to contact any of the following : Mike DeLellis at 648-4629 or michaeldelellis@roadrunner.com, Bob Domzalski at 366-1017 or Lina D'Amore at 818-7667.

Farmers Market open on Saturdays

The Farmers Market at the Williamsville Mill will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through the end of October at 56 East Spring St. off Main. The market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, specialty foods and wine, locally raised meats, and flowers and plants. Children’s activities and live music are offered weekly.

Glen Park Art Festival seeks vendors

The Glen Park Art Festival, set for Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, along Glen Avenue, is seeking applications from vendors. Applications are available at Village Hall, 5565 Main St. at Cayuga, and online at http://village. williamsville.ny.us/parks.html and on the Glen Park Facebook page. Applications must be postmarked by June 15. For information, call 631-9777.

Parachute Group offers weekly meetings

The Parachute Group, for people in career transition, meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road. For information, call 276-1117.

Ideal weight-loss classes offered

Ida Shapiro will hold weight-loss classes at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at St. Gregory the Great School, 250 St. Gregory Court. Classes also will be held at 6:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle, Tonawanda. Call 636-3698 to register.

Hebrew group gathers every Wednesday

Hadassah’s Hebrew conversation group, Ksat Ivrit, is offered at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Amherst Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road. Call 688-4114 for more information.

Scooter Club forming in Northtowns

The Niagara River Scooter Club is seeking new members. The group meets at 7 p.m. Sundays at Tim Hortons, at 2760 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. For information, email Beth at paulygirl48@gmail.com.

Overeaters Anonymous sets weekly meetings

Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. Thursdays at the Hope Center, 781 Maple Road near North Forest Road, Amherst. For more information, call 694-4848.

Exercise program slated for cancer survivors

A free exercise program for breast cancer survivors takes place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. The program is sponsored by Hope Chest Exercise and Dragon Boat Team. For information, call 759-1176.

Weinberg Campus offers educational workshops

Weinberg Campus will provide free educational workshops for community groups, faith organizations and businesses. Topics include Exploring Senior Living Options, Hospitalization and the Dementia Client, and Senior Living - Assessing the Need. For information call 639-3311, ext. 2233.

Amherst East Rotary meets at Westwood

The Rotary Club of Amherst East meets weekly from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Call 689-8886 for information.

Williamsville Rotary meets Monday evenings

The Rotary Club of Williamsville meets at 6:15 p.m. Mondays at Le Metro in the Tony Walker Plaza, 5110 Main St. near Interstate 290. E-mail bobrace123@gmail.com.

Amherst South Rotary set for Wednesdays

The Rotary Club of Amherst South meets at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sonoma Grille, 5010 Main St. near Interstate 290, Snyder. For information, call 632-4603.

Lions Club loan closet needs donations

The Amherst Lions Club seeks donations for its loan closet. The club loans 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.

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