Weekly Feature

2017-09-13 / Editorial

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Associate Editor

DANCE FEVER — By far, I am not a talented dancer, and I am sure there are other people in the community who also feel their dance skills are subpar.

For anyone who would like to improve their dance skills, a Latin dance class will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Elderwood Village at Williamsville, 5271 Main St. The event will be followed by a social hour.

The dance class, held in conjunction with National Assisted Living Week, which continues through Saturday, Sept. 16, follows the theme “Still Dancing After All These Years.” A partner is not necessary to attend the event, which is free.

For more information, call 565-9663.

Additionally, there is a second opportunity this week — a church fundraiser — for people in the community to learn about dance steps and watch professional dancers navigate the floor.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s Orchard Park location, in partnership with Calvary Episcopal Church, will present “Come Dance with Me” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The 90-minute event will be held in Hughson Hall at the church, 20 Milton St.

Performers will exhibit smooth and rhythmic dance steps, from swing to tango and other popular dances. The audience will learn the history behind a selected dance style and then see it being performed.

Included in the $25 admission cost will be coffee, tea and other nonalcoholic beverages as well as a selection of desserts at intermission.

Attendees will have the opportunity to win dance lessons at the studio. Reservations for the event are strongly suggested because space is limited. For more information or to register, visit the church’s website at www.calvaryepiscopal.net or call 633-7800.

KEEP GARDENING — While the summer gardening season may be coming to a close, members of the Amherst Garden Club will continue to meet and share their knowledge with area gardeners.

The group’s next meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Amherst.

A 10 a.m. program regarding Amherst State Park will be presented by Lois Shriver, chairwoman of the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council.

TOWN INTERNSHIP — College students in the town will have an opportunity to be part of a special Amherst-themed event.

Next year, Amherst will be celebrating a special event — its 200th year of existence since its incorporation.

As part of the bicentennial year, town officials are seeking to compile important historical information on the town’s website, including a list of the men and women who have served as its elected officials.

As a result, the town is seeking qualified individuals for an unpaid internship to assist with the data entry. Requirements include attention to detail and proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

Interested undergraduate or graduate students may submit a resume to Deborah Bruch Bucki at dbucki@amherst.ny.us, or call 631-7013 for additional details. The anticipated completion of the project is the end of 2017.

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