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2010-05-12 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Seminar on family communication slated

St. Mary’s Church will present a seminar titled “Speaking with Love - Parent Teen Communication Workshop” with Patty Spear, a youth minister and former director of Parish Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Buffalo. The seminar will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the parish center, 6919 Transit Road, near Smith Road, Swormville.

Mill Middle School to host blood drive

Upstate New York Transplant Services will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Mill Middle School, 505 Mill St., Amherst. For more information, visit www.unyts.org.

LifeLine Radiology screening planned

LifeLine Radiology is offering screenings for stroke, heart disease and osteoporosis at 10 a.m Thursday, May 13, at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. A five-test screening package is $149. Registration is required. To register, call 877-237-1344.

Parkinson’s support group meeting slated

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Fitness instructor Ann O’Neil-Meritt will present a participatory program of tai chi and meditation. For more information, call 689-1559.

Dosberg lecture series concludes at JCC

The 10th season of the Jewish Federation’s Dosberg Notable Speaker Series will end at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, with Wall Street Journal writer and editor Bret Stephens at the JCC/ Benderson Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Tickets are $10 each. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Jewish Federation at 886-7750, or at the door.

NAMI educational meeting slated

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold an educational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. For information, call 832-4035.

Amherst High School presents opera

Amherst High School will present a semi-staged version of the opera “Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Purcell at 7:30 p.m Thursday, May 13, at Amherst High School, 4301 Main St. near Harlem Road, Amherst. The ACHS Concert Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra will also perform. Admission is free.

Williamsville Art Society schedules meeting

The Williamsville Art Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, May 14, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Pastel artist W.S Mayo will demonstrate. All are invited free of charge. For information, call 634-7015.

Registration closes for youth hockey tourney

Friday, May 14, is the deadline to register for the Village of Williamsville Youth Street Hockey Tournament, which will be held Saturday, May 29. The tournament is open to anyone between the ages of 5 and 12. The cost to register is $10 and includes a pizza lunch and T-shirt. Registration forms are available at Village Hall, 5565 Main St. near Cayuga Drive, Williamsville. For information, e-mail will streethockey@gmail.com.

Oom-Pah-Palooza slated at legion post

An Oom-Pah Palooza German Festival will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the George F. Lamm Post, 962 Cayuga Drive, Amherst. German food, music and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For information, call 668-2893.

Acoustic concert slated at Meeting House

David Wilcox, an American singer-songwriter, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St. near Mill Street, Williamsville. The concert is presented by Buffalo Friends of Folk Music. Tickets are $20, with discounted tickets for students and members available.

Art auction proceeds to fight sex slavery

An art auction titled “Live Life Loved” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder. The event will feature speakers, films, and an auction of works by local and student artists. Tickets are $10 for individuals and $15 for families. Proceeds benefit efforts to fight sex slavery. For tickets and information, visit www.livelifelovedevent. com.

Country Parkway plans playground fundraiser

Country Parkway Elementary School will hold a rummage sale and bottle and can drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15, to raise funds for a new playground. Country Parkway is located at 35 Hollybrook Drive, Amherst. For information, call 568-4092.

Assisted living facility plans seminar

Emeritus Senior Living will host an open house expert series from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Bassett Park Manor, 111 St. Gregory Court off Maple Road, Amherst. The topic will be “Tips for caring for seniors and yourself.” For information, call 688-4011.

Senior living seminar slated at Amberleigh

Amberleigh and MH Peterson/ Olear Realty Group will present a seminar on the services seniors require when downsizing their homes. The seminar will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at Amberleigh, 2330 Maple Road near Transit Road, Amherst. Call 689-4555.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation sets walk

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides walk will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 16, from Williamsville’s Island Park behind Village Hall, 5565 Main St. The walk will raise money for research. Call 204-2535.

Men’s Health Project plans meeting

The Men’s Health Project will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 16, at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Kate Berchou will give a presentation on “Heart Healthy Eating.” Call 633-8877.

Buffalo Movie-Video Makers set meeting

The Buffalo Movie-Video Makers, an organization dedicated to independent films and filmmaking in the WNY area, will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the Screening Room Cinema, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Call 870-4488.

Diabetes fundraiser slated at Zetti’s

Zetti’s Pizza and Pasta will host a fundraiser for Sophie Meltser, a 7-year-old who is raising money for diabetes research. The fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Zetti’s Pizza on Maple Road. The event will include a special meal and pizza tossing contests and demonstrations. Call 833-2783.

Youth mission plans chicken dinner

A Chiavetta’s chicken dinner fundraiser will be held from 4:45 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the Amherst Youth and Family Center, 5005 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. One-half chicken dinners are $8.50, takeout only. Purchase tickets by calling 639-8574. Proceeds will benefit a youth mission trip to Costa Rica, organized by SCORE International.

Smallwood Garden Club meeting slated

Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Forest Elementary school, 250 N. Forest Road. Judy Tucholski-Zon will present tips on “Functional and Exhibition Table Design.”

Lou Gehrig’s Disease support group to meet

The ALS Association Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 17, at the Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Contact Carrie Scholz at 866-499-7257.

Buffalo Button Club seeks members

The Buffalo Button Club invites anyone interested in antique clothing buttons to attend a lunch meeting on the third Monday of the month. Call 834-5799 for time and location.

UNYTS blood drive slated at hospital

A UNYTS blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, Amherst.

Men’s caregiver support group to meet

The Men’s Caregiver support group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 at ElderWood Village at Glenwood, 5271 Main St., Williamsville. Call 937-7522.

Legislator plans outreach meeting at Village Hall

Erie County Legislator Ed Rath will hold an outreach meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 18, in the community room at Village Hall, 5565 Main St. near Cayuga Drive, Williamsville. For information, call 633-0617.

Alzheimer’s support group plans meeting

An Alzheimer’s support group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 at ElderWood Health Care at Wedgewood, 4459 Bailey Ave., Eggertsville. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month. For additional information, call 835-2543.

W omen’s presentation slated

A women’s health presentation will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Curves Williamsville, 5759 Main St. near Evans Street, Williamsville. The presentation will feature Dr. Ali Ghomi and physical therapist Kathleen Aebischer and will focus on advances in gynecological treatment. Participants will receive a gift certificate for 30 days free at Curves. Register by calling 447-6205.

Amherst Museum book club sets meeting

The Amherst Museum’s book club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. The club will discuss “The Tortilla Curtain” by T. Corghessan Boyle. Register to attend by calling 689-1440, ext. 7716.

UNYTS plans all-day blood drive

A UNYTS blood drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, Amherst.

Community art exhibit continues at JCC

The Jewish Community Center is offering an exhibit of works by art teacher Winnie Gilham and her community art classes in the JCC’s Benderson Building at 2640 N. Forest Road in Amherst. The art exhibit will be up through June 17. For further information, including gallery hours, call 688-4114, ext. 337.

Rotary Club offers weekly lunch meeting

The Rotary Club of Amherst East meets weekly from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 2402 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Call 689-8886 for more information.

Boy Scout pack accepting members

Anyone interested in joining Pack 431 of the Greater Niagara Region of the Boy Scouts of America should contact Ken Knox at 832-1917.

Parachute Group sets weekly meeting

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

Amherst South Rotary offers weekly meeting

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

Amberleigh offers watercolor show

Amberleigh’s spring watercolor painting show continues at Amberleigh, 2330 Maple Road, Amherst. The show will be up until Monday, May 31. For information, call 626-0222.

Glen Park photography contest continues

The Glen Park Joint Board is sponsoring a contest with cash prizes for the best photos of Glen Park and its environs, including the Williamsville Water Mill. First prize is worth $60; second place, $30; and third, $15. Entry forms are available at the Glen Park page at www.amherst.ny.us. The entry deadline is June 30.

Amherst Youth Work$ does chores for seniors

The Amherst Youth Work$ program employs people 12 to 19 years of age to help with chores for seniors 55 and older. Call 631-7217 to learn about working or using the service.

Scottish Country Dance classes available

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Buffalo will offer dance classes, including a beginner’s class, from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder. The first two classes are free. The rest are $6 per class. Call 930-0750. or visit http:// www. rscdsbuffalo. com.

Farmers Market in need of volunteers

The Williamsville Farmers Market seeks volunteers to assist with parking, scheduling and staffing the information tent. Call Lynn Schwab at 984-0595 or schwablynn@aol.com.

Lions Club seeks equipment donations

The Williamsville 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, to donate.

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