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2011-09-14 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Male Glee Club offers open rehearsals

The Amherst Male Glee Club is seeking new members and will hold open rehearsals from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays in September at Amherst Central High School, 4301 Main St. near Harlem Road. Call 864-9390 or 875-2958 for details.

Introduction to Biblical Greek offered at church

Calvary Lutheran Church will offer an introductory course in biblical Greek at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 14 through Oct. 26. The hourlong class will be taught using biblical texts. People can attend as many classes as they can make. The church is located at 575 Ayer Road. For information, call 835-7567.

Beechwood Service Guild holds luncheon

The Beechwood Service Guild will hold an appreciation luncheon and meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The meeting will take place at noon, and the luncheon will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Beechwood Residence auditorium, 2235 Millersport Highway. Robert Weiss, president of Beechwood Homes, will speak. The service guild meetings will resume at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the same location.

Unitarian Church offers potluck, talk

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst will offer a potluck dinner and author program on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the church, 6320 Main St. near Youngs Road. The dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., author and church member Joan Staple will present “Stories from my life.” Call 903-7508 for information.

Lamm Post to hold flag-burning ceremony

The George F. Lamm American Legion post will hold a flag-burning ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the grove, located at 962 Wehrle Drive between Cayuga and Union roads.

Lyle Stang brings 1950s style to Blocher Homes

Lyle Stang will perform a concert of 1950s-style rock ‘n’ roll at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Blocher Homes auditorium, 135 Evans St. Williamsville. For a reservation, call 810-7400. The event is part of National Assisted Living Week.

Watercolor Society sets opening meeting

The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society will hold the opening meeting of the 2011-12 season at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway. The demonstrator will be Robin Clark from Little Valley. Visitors are invited to hear the plans for the upcoming season, watch the demonstration and eat refreshments for a fee of $3.

Forest Stream Garden Club plans meeting

The Forest Stream Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Forest Elementary School, 250 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Lois Weinstein, Shirley Conner and Jean Sanders will hold an organizational meeting to plan the club’s small standard flower show to be held in October. Guests are welcome to attend.

‘Forever Plaid’ takes stage at Will South

Williamsville South students will perform in the musical “Forever Plaid” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, and Friday, Sept. 16, at the school, 5950 Main St. near Hirschfield. A special “Breakfast with the Plaids” showing will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Coffee and Danish will be served. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Randall Baptist festival celebrates fall

Randall Baptist Church, 6301 Main St. near Youngs Road, will hold a family fall festival and chicken barbecue from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. The event will feature a performance by In Jest, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, a bounce house, hay rides, pony rides and touch football. Activities are free. Chicken dinners are $5 presale, $6 the day of the event, and $3 for children 13 and younger. Call 634-9800 for reservations.

Will East junior class hosts chicken dinner

Williamsville East High School’s junior class is having a Krolick’s barbecued chicken dinner and bake sale from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the school, 151 Paradise Road, East Amherst. Meals are $9 and include chicken, chef salad, potato salad and bread. Pre-order by taking a check to the school indicating the number of diners.

Flea market set at St. Paul UCC

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 7416 Campbell Blvd. at Tonawanda Creek Road, will hold its annual flea market, craft sale, and chowder sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

Barbecue, craft sale set at Amherst Presbyterian

Amherst Presbyterian Church will hold a chicken barbecue and craft sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The church is located at 151 S. Youngs Road across from ECC North Campus. Dine-in and takeout are available. Dinners are $8.50 for adults and $6 for children. For information, call 633-4656.

SS. Peter and Paul offer Italian dinner

SS. Peter and Paul Church will offer “2011: An Italian Odyssey” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The event will be held in the gym of the school, 5480 Main St. at Los Robles. It will feature several courses of authentic Italian food and wine. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. For reservations, call 632-2559.

St. Paul’s to hold chicken barbecue

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. near Eggert Road, is holding a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. The cost is $9, with proceeds to benefit St. Paul’s Men’s Club.

A.J. Jurek Post plans pancake breakfast

The A.J. Jurek Post will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday Sept. 18. The breakfast will also feature eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. The cost for adults is $6, and children younger than 12, $3. Children younger than 5 eat free. The post is located at 655 New Road between Smith Road and Millersport Highway.

Bicycle show planned for Sunday afternoon

A bicycle show will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the UAW Region 9 headquarters, 35 George Karl Blvd. off Wehrle, in the Buffalo Niagara Office Park. The show will feature bike art and vintage and unusual bicycles. Entries are still being accepted. To enter a bike, or for information, call Larry at 633-7712.

Flu shot clinic slated at Legion Post

The AJ Jurek American Legion Post will offer a flu shot clinic from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19. The post is located at 655 New Road between Smith Road and Millersport Highway. The shot is covered by most forms of insurance if the card is present. The cost is $29.99 if not covered.

ALS Association offers support group

The ALS Association will hold a support group meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive. Mary Lou Watson, the ALS clinic coordinator and research coordinator at SUNY Upstate Medical, will share the most recent research on Lou Gehrig’s Disease. For more information, contact Laurie Krupski at 860-1947 or lkrupski@alsaupstateny.org.

Bulbs forced during Smallwood Garden Club

Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Forest Elementary School, 250 North Forest Road. David Clark will present a program on forcing spring bulbs, including appropriate choices, timing, temperatures and refrigeration.

Beta Sigma Phi sorority holds Monday meeting

The Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority will resume City Council monthly meetings at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Snyder.

Glaucoma screening, lecture set for Tuesday

Brompton Heights, 275 Brompton Road off Sheridan, will hold a glaucoma lecture and screening at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Dr. Loughrey of Niswander Eye Center will discuss risk factors and treatment of the disease, and a free screening will follow. Call 634-5734, ext. 249 for reservations.

Williams Mills DAR to honor Sept. 11

The Williams Mills chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the conference room at the Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway. Kay Green will present a program commemorating Sept. 11. For information, call 542-1221.

Temple Beth Tzedek sisterhood sets meeting

The Sisterhood of Temple Beth Tzedek will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Temple Beth Tzedek. David Bondrow, artistic director of the Lancaster Opera House will present a musical program titled, “Songfest by David Bondrow.” For information, call 838-3232.

Healthy Transformations offers sugar seminar

Healthy Transformations will offer a program titled “Beating the Sugar Blues: Change your relationship with sugar once and for all” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Healthy Transformations is located at 1400 Sweet Home Road, Suite 10. Registration is required. Call 688-1825.

African Violet Society schedules meeting

The African Violet and Gesneriad Society of WNY will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the LVAC Building, 40 Embry Place off Walden Avenue, Lancaster. Demonstrations and discussions will be held on the basics of repotting, grooming, watering and fertilizing. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Paul Kroll at 652-8658.

NAMI slates family support group meeting

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County is holding a family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. near Eggert. For more information, call 832-4035.

Parachute Group to hold 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. On Sept. 14, the topic will be “Preparation, Presentation and Persistence: the 3 P’s of a successful job fair.” On Sept. 21, the topic will be career transition. Call 276-1117 for further information.

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.

Registration open for Ideal Weight classes

Ida Shapiro will hold weight-loss classes on Thursday evenings at St. Gregory the Great, 200 St. Gregory Court off Maple near Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. The classes feature visualizations, guest speakers and group support. For information, including the time, or to register, call 636-3698.

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 E. Spring St., off Main Street. The market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, locally raised meats and plants. It will also offer flu shots on Sept. 24.

Inquiry sessions planned at St. Pius X

St. Pius X Church is hosting inquiry sessions from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the rectory behind the church, 1700 N. French Road off Interstate 990. The sessions are designed for those interested in learning about the Catholic faith and will feature discussion, Scripture, prayer and fellowship. For information, call 688-5417.

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