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2009-01-07 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Museum's Robert Burns Supper slated

A traditional Robert Burns Supper celebrating Scotland's famous poet will be held at Amherst Museum on Friday, Jan. 23. The event includes a dinner of traditional Scottish and American dishes and live music by Celtic Circle. Dinner will be follow a cocktail hour with a cash bar. Tickets cost $37. Call 689-1440.

Murder mystery planned at Kadimah School

Audience members will have the chance to help solve a murder mystery featuring six suspects in "We All Loved Charlie," to be presented by the Weiss Players at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Kadimah School. The event will support the school's eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. Those attending must be 18 years and older. Send $20 per ticket to Kadimah School, 1085 Eggert Road, Amherst, NY 14226. Tickets will be reserved and held at the door until the opening curtain. Call 836-6903.

Memory Movers at the Mall seeking members

A support group for those with early stage dementia and/or their caregiver is currently looking for new members. The group takes a walk around the mall Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road. Pre-registration interview required. Call 626-0600.

Williamsville Art Society to meet Jan. 9

The Williamsville Art Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at the Harlem Road Community Center, Room 2, 4255 Harlem Road, near Main Street. Todd Overturf will present a demonstration on pastel landscape. For information, call 634-7015.

Weight management seminar to be held

To learn more about Transition 12-Week Weight Management System, call to register for a free Informational Seminar Overview at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, in Williamsville. RSVP by calling 994-9601.

Spanish for preschoolers lessons to be held

Registration is open for an eight-week Spanish course for 3- to 5-year-olds, offered by CultureKids at Inspire Learning Center. The Level 1 class will begin from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at 5445 Transit Road. The cost is $78. Call 523-9531 or visit www. CultureKidsClub. com.

YMCA membership campaign slated

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is holding its annual membership campaign from Jan. 2-18, which allows guests a free, week-long trial with YMCA member benefits. Visit the Northeast Family Branch at 4433 Main St., Amherst, or online at www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org.

Parachute Group plans meeting

The Parachute Group, a networking group for individuals in career transition, meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Thursday starting Jan. 7 and 8. On Wednesdays, the group will meet at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Community Room 1, and on Thursdays at the Crane Public Library, 633 Elmwood Ave. Call 276-1117.

Memory loss support group to meet

The McGuire Group's Memory Care Centers will host a general support group in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association on the first Wednesday of each month. The next group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Bassett Manor, 245 Bassett Road. Call 632-3700.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Group for men to meet

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

Fibromyalgia Support Group to meet

The Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 12 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Amherst Main Library, at Audubon, Study Group Room, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. All those with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or similar concerns are welcome. Call 1-800-870-1771.

Blood drive slated

Upstate New York Transplant Services Community Blood Service will hold a blood drive from 12 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Western Division Federal Credit Union, 6750 Main St.

Parkinson's Support Group Meeting slated

The Northtown Parkinson Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Dr in Williamsville. Dr. Peter Plinke will speak. Call 689-1559.

Ideal Weight class offered every Thursday

Ida Shapiro, with 41 years of experience in weight loss programming, will lead classes every Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great School, 250 St. Gregory Court, at Maple Road. Call 636-3698.

NAMI educational meeting slated

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County monthly educational meeting for families with a mentally ill loved one will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St.

Blood drive to be held

Upstate New York Transplant Services Community Blood Service will hold a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Amherst Masonic Lodge, 5808 Main St.

CFI to feature film exploring haunted theaters

The Center for Inquiry will present on the big screen "Ghostlights: Folklore, Skepticism and Belief" at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at 3965 Rensch Road, at Sweet Home. The 90-minute documentary explores the legends, histories and inner workings of six Buffalo area theaters rumored to be haunted. Call 636-4869, ext. 409.

Network Spinal Analysis to be held

Rising Sun Yoga, 13 Lincoln Road, will offer a network spinal analysis at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11. Session will reconnect the mind with the body to release stress. Call 632-5802.

Variety Club Women to meet

The officers, board and members of the Variety Club Women will hold their monthly meeting and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road.

Theme Basket Raffle to be held

The Erie County American Legion Auxiliary-Children and Youth Committee, will be sponsoring a Theme Basket Raffle. All proceeds will benefit the New York State Department Auxiliary President's Project "Operation Purple," a camp for military children. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Alfred J. Jurek American Legion Post No. 1672, at New and Smith roads. Call 633-2644.

Annual JCF Memorial Skate-A-Thon to be held

Sponsored by the Amherst Knights Midget hockey team, the second annual John Cavagnaro Fund Memorial Skate-A-Thon will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Manor Dr. There will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing and T-shirts available for purchase. Tickets cost $5. Visit http://johncavfund. org/skate.htm.

Driver Improvement Program course to be held

AAA Western and Central New York will sponsor a six-hour Driver Improvement Program course at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, and on Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Park School of Buffalo, 4625 Harlem Road. Visit www.aaadriverprograms. com or call 1-800-836-2582.

Temple Beth Zion to hold Achim

The Brotherhood of Temple Beth Zion will hold its January Achim program at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Meadows Lounge, located on the second floor at the Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road. Dr. Amy Beth Taublieb, a local psychologist, will be the featured speaker. Call 681-9885.

Historical Society Museum to open

The Village of Williamsville Historical Society Museum will open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 5658 Main St. Displays include maps, genealogy data, businesses, books, postcards, Glen Amusement Park items and more. Event and parking is free.

Girls' Youth Hockey Skate-A-Thon slated

The Girls' Amherst Youth Hockey Skate-A-Thon for Ryan Miller's Steadfast Foundation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Amherst Pepsi Center. All 150 girls in the hockey program will take the ice to raise money for this charity. Call 998-3461.

Belly dance class offered at Rising Sun

Learn the fine art of Middle Eastern dance while exploring the natural grace we all possess. Class will begin with breath work and meditation. Begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Rising Sun Yoga, 13 Lincoln Road, Snyder. Call 632-5802.

Trigger Point Therapy workshop to be held

The Wellness Center will offer a Trigger Point Therapy, Body Composition Management and Nutritional Counseling workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at King's Acupuncture and Wellness Center, 5859 Transit Road. Space is limited so please call 688-1768 to register.

Breast Cancer Network to offer program

Mary Ann Cappellino, professional trainer, will speak at the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York's Educational Program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the Emerson room of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main St. A peer led support group will meet at 7:30 p.m. immediately following the program. Call 674-8683.

ECO to meet on Jan. 12

The Eggertsville Community Organization, Inc. will review the progress of the Main and Eggert Revitalization Committee at its next meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Parish hall, 4007 Main St. For information, visit www.eggertsvillecommunity. org.

Bandages for Your Heart support group to meet

Bandages for Your Heart grief support group will be offered at Mount Calvary Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Pine Lawn Chapel, 2951 Harlem Road, in Cheektowaga. Explore methods to help ease pain of grief and support one another. Call 892-6600.

NAWBO to learn new techniques of influence

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will learn effective new tactics for persuasion and social influence at the next meeting to be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Fairdale Inn, 672 Wehrle Dr. Reservations must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9. Visit www.nawbowny.org or call 580-1135.

La Leche League of Amherst to meet

La Leche League of Amherst will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the office of Family Chiropractic at 4017 Harlem Road, corner of Saratoga Road. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and their babies are invited to attend. Call 308-4843.

Qigong and TaiChi session offered

Rising Sun Yoga will hold a Qigong and TaiChi session with movements that help gain control over body and mind at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 13 Lincoln Road. Call 632-5802.

Forest Stream Garden Club to meet

The Forest Stream Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Forest Elementary School, 250 N. Forest Road. Joan Peard will present information on invasive plants and trees of New York State.

Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society to meet

The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy, Snyder. Valerie Larson will present a watercolor demo. Call 634-7015.

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