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2007-10-24 / What's Going On

What's Going On

JCC Ski Club now accepting reservations

The JCC Ski Club is now accepting reservations for skiers in sixth- through 12th-grades for trips to Kissing Bridge. The season begins Jan. 6 and continues through March 2. Participants do not have to be JCC members. Early sign-ups will receive a discounted price. For more information, call Sean Morgan at 886-3172 ext. 420 or e-mail at smorgan@ jccbuffalo.org.

Pumpkin patch set at Methodist Church

A Pumpkin Patch sponsored by Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., Williamsville, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. now through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Sunday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pumpkins grown on a Navajo Reservation near Farmington, New Mexico will be delivered to the church. All sizes of pumpkins, a variety of gourds, and colorful Indian corn will be available.

Vietnam Veterans chapter to host dinner

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 77 will host its fourth annual Peter Tycz II Memorial Scholarship dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at American Legion Post 264, 60 Main St., Tonawanda. The cost is $5 per person, $3 children younger than 12. To date, more than $15,000 has been awarded to area high school seniors.

VFW ham, turkey raffle set

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 416 will hold a ham and turkey raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the post, 19 Spring St., Williamsville. Free beer, pop and snacks will be available, as well as split-clubs and Bell Jar. Additional drawings will also be available. For more information, call 633-9019.

Monthly book club to meet first Thursdays

Librarian Jack Edson will host a book club at the Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Jeffrey Eugenides' "Middlesex" will be Nov. 1 and Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" will be Dec. 6. For more information or to register, call 689-4922.

St. Mary's Craft Show set for Nov. 11

St. Mary's School in Swormville will hold its 25th annual craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 in the Parish Center, 6919 Transit Road, East Amherst. The show will feature handmade crafts, refreshments, raffles and baked goods. Admission $1. Vendor registration forms are available at www. stmaryschoolswormville. net. Call Maureen at 542-5610.

Homewood Theatre to hold fall performances

The Homewood Theatre Company will present the final performances of its Fall 2007 production, "Autumn Leaves, Jack O'Lanterns and Ghost Stories" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., at Burroughs Drive. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and under. Call 839-1314.

Fall Family Fest set for Nov. 10

The Family Room and the Amherst Youth Foundation will hold the 15th Annual Fall Family Fest with two performances by Julie Cicero and Dora and Diego at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Harlem Road Community Center Auditorium, 4255 Harlem Road. Tickets are $5 presale, $6 at the door and can be purchased at Youth Board office, 4255 Harlem Road. For more information, call 631-7218

ICARE Classes set at UB or ECC

Incontinence Community Awareness Resources and Education classes about leaking urine, gas or stool will be held Thursdays, Oct. 24 and Nov. 1 and 8 at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine or Fridays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 and 9 at Erie Community College North. Cost is $25 per class and covered by some insurances. Scholarships are also available. For more information or to register, call 316-1399 or visit www.graceanatomy.org.

Foundation makes funds available for schools

The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation has funds available to schools and school districts operation in Erie County to purchase books used by students ages 5-13. The due date for the application is Wednesday, Oct. 31. Visit www. thetowerfoundation. org.

NAMI meeting set for Oct. 24

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold a family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. For more information, call 949-7543.

Secular Sundays set at CFI

The Center For Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, will present the Secular Sundays speaker series at 11 a.m. Sundays. Oct. 28 will be Paul Kurtz's, "The New Secularism" For more information, call Samantha Dornfeld at 636-4869, ext. 408.

Writing seminar set at Pepsi Center

"Starting Your Freelance Writing Career" seminar will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Gold Room at the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Williamsville. The program is designed for writers who want to learn how to get started setting up a freelance writing business, the unique ways to make money writing and how to reach financial success. Cost is $45. For more information, call Kathryn Radeff at 542-2029.

Health, Living Expo set at Classics V

"Forever Young" will hold its annual Health & Living Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. The event will feature experts from throughout the region specializing in goods and services geared toward those 50 years and older, along with free health screenings, wellness seminars, contests, product giveaways and prizes. Call 634-0820.

New Life Adoption Agency to hold seminars

New Life Adoption Agency, which specializes in domestic and Chinese adoptions, will host free information seminars to prospective adoptive families from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 and Monday, Nov. 19 at the Walden Galleria Mall Community Room. The seminar is open to the public but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 315-422-7300 or e-mail Newlife@newlifeadoption.org.

Cultural committee kicks off 2007-08 season

Temple Beth Zion's Cultural Committee will kick off its 2007-08 season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Temple Beth Zion's Aaron and Bertha Broder Center, 700 Sweet Home Road. The evening will begin with a Havdalah Service led by Cantorial Soloist Penny Myers. Klezmer music will by "Bupkes" featuring Cantorial Soloists Myers, Alan Wishnoff, Marty Kerker, Tom Wiswall, Buddy Rein and Steve Rosenthal. Call 836-6565.

Cat Venom Comedy Group set at CFI

The Center for Inquiry, 3965 Rensch Road, Amherst, will feature the Cat Venom Comedy Group at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 15. The group produces improvised skits using social and political humor. Call 636-4869.

Investment banking lecture set at CFA

Jonathan Knee, author of "The Accidental Investment Banker: Inside the Decade that Transformed Wall Street," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North Campus. Call Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah at 645-3204 or e-mail dasamoah@buffalo.edu.

Reynolds to host 'Academy Night'

Representative Tom Reynolds will host a structured presentation designed to inform high school students of the educational opportunities available at the U.S. Service Academies at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in the auditorium of Clarence High School, 9625 Main St. Call Reynolds' office at 634-2324.

Diwali celebration set for Nov. 3

The Hindi Samaj of Greater of Buffalo will celebrate Diwali, a Festival of Lights and a New Year on Sat., Nov. 3 at Hindu Cultural Center, 1595 North French Road, Getzville. A social hour at 6:30 p.m. will precede dinner at 7:30 p.m. and a cultural program. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non members, and $10 for students and children ages 5 to 15. Reservations should be made by Oct. 25. Call Meena Rustgi, 632-5768.

Local author signing set at Talking Leaves

Local author Dan Murphy will be signing copies of his new book, "Western New York 101: The 101 Greatest Moments in Buffalo History" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Talking Leaves Bookstore, 3158 Main St., Buffalo. For more information, call 837-8554.

Concert set to benefit JNK's Call of the Wild

Scott Celani Band, Donny T & The Heartbreakers, Any December, Nelson Starr, Kate Engler Band, Rob Falgiano, Five Star Iris, Dee Adams and Jim Whitford & Cathy Carfagna will be on the program of a concert to benefit JNK's Call of the Wild at Friday, Oct. 26 at Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Williamsville. Tickets are $10. Call Kristy Wisniewski at 946-2308, or Romy Stefano at 946-2221.

Trick or Treat at Amherst Museum set

Children ages 3 to 10 can trick or treat on the Amherst Museum grounds, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27. Admission is $3 for adults, $7 for children and reservations are required. Call 689-1440.

Halloween dinner theatre set in Clarence

A Halloween Dinner Theatre with professional actors will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Clarence Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St., and is open to anyone 21 years and older. Costumes are optional. Tickets are $35 and include dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Call 432-4727, or 542-4910 or e-mail,clarencegardenclub@ gmail.com.

B'nai Shalom Jazz Café set for Oct. 27

Congregation B'nai Shalom will present The Jazz Café starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at B'nai Shalom, 1675 N. Forest Road, Williamsville. Admission includes a New York style deli dinner and concert featuring the sounds of the Carol McLaughlin Quintet with Lou Marino on the drums. For more information or to order tickets, call 689-8203.

Halloween parade, costume contest set

The Village of Williamsville's Youth and Recreation Committee will host the 24th annual Village Halloween contest, parade and party on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Hampton Inn/Rite-Aid parking lot, 5455 Main St. The costume contest will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot. Costume contest age groups are: 0-12 months; 1-4 years; 5-8 years; and 9-12 years. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. A parade will take place at 6 p.m. through the back streets of the village, ending at Island Park Pavilion. For more information, call 632-4120.

Friends of Harmony spaghetti dinner set

The Friends of Harmony Barbershop Chorus presents its annual Swinging Singing Spaghetti Supper from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Clarence Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St., Clarence. An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be provided with performances by the barbershop quartets and chorus. Price includes rolls, meatballs, lemonade, coffee/tea and desserts. Tickets are available pre-sale or at the door. For more information and tickets, call Bruce at 662-5192.

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