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2011-01-19 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Neighborhood watch meeting slated

The next Eggertsville Community Organization Neighborhood Watch Committee meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the home of block captain Marie Marshall, 122 Garden Court, at the corner of Maynard. Block team captains will discuss the progress of the project and concerns of residents. Further information can be found at www.eggertsvillecommunity.org.

Osteoporosis Support Group hears speaker

The Northtowns Osteoporosis Support Group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Beechwood Center, 2235 Millersport Highway at North Forest Road. Karen Shalke, an occupational therapist, will speak on living independently for elders. Call the Bone Line at 862-BONE (2663) for more information.

Veterans benefit seminar slated at Tennyson Court

Tennyson Court Senior Care Community will host “Aid and Attendance” presented by state veteran counselor Tracy Kinn. The benefit offers financial aid to help pay the cost of many long-term services. The seminar will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at 49 Tennyson Court off Transit between Main and Sheridan. A light lunch will be served. For reservations, contact Paul Celenza at 632-9496, ext. 15.

Forest Stream Garden Club sets meeting

The Forest Stream Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Forest Elementary School, 250 N. Forest Road. Guest speaker Judy Tucholski-Zon will present a program on “The Basics of Planning a Standard Flower Show.”

Sisterhood of Temple Beth Tzedek to meet

The general meeting of the Sisterhood of Temple Beth Tzedek will be held at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Temple Beth Tzedek. Call 838-3232.

Artist demonstrates for Watercolor Society

The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway. The guest demonstrator is Jody Ziehm. Ziehm conducts workshops nationally and has won prizes for her watercolors. The cost is $3.

Genealogy presentation slated at church

A genealogy program with Angelo Congilio will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Presbyterian Village at North Church, 214 Village Park Drive. Call 631-3430 for reservations.

WNY Mito Group sets meeting

The WNY Mito Group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St. For more information, contact Jennifer Schwartzott at jschwartz@aol.com or 525-1102.

Dr. Weinstein to address League of Women Voters

Dr. Barry Weinstein, Amherst town supervisor, will address the League of Women Voters in a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Scotch and Sirloin Restaurant, 6999 Maple Road. He will speak on open space acquisition, conservation initiatives and redevelopment of older areas in Amherst. The cost to attend is $15 and includes lunch. For reservations, call 688-2351 or e-mail semetz@roadrunner.com.

‘Despicable Me’ showing set for at Meeting House

A free showing of ‘Despicable Me’ will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St. near Mill. Popcorn and water will be available for purchase. The movie is presented by the Village of Williamsville Youth and Recreation and Meeting House committees.

‘Final Alice’ author plans book signing

Marking the beginning of a 2011 book tour, Buffalo-born author Alycia Ripley will sign copies of her novel, “The Final Alice,” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Barnes & Noble, 4401 Transit Road, Clarence. The book is the first novel in a trilogy on the life of Alice in Wonderland’s writer and vigilante great-granddaughter. The film teaser created for the book will also be shown. More information can be found on the Facebook fan page and on www.alyciaripley.com.

Theatre Guild presents Broadway-style concert

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild is presenting “Broadway in Concert XI” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 21 and 28, and Saturdays, Jan. 22 and 29, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. Shows will be presented at The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, St. Edmund Campus, 560 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda. Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door. Call 284-6358 or visit www.nia garathreatre.com.

Men’s Health Project resumes lectures

Temple Beth Am continues its Men’s Health Project Lecture Series at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 at 4660 Sheridan Drive. Dr. Ed Fine will lead a discussion of diabetic neuropathy. Contact Jan Berg at 228-6117 or MensHealth@roadrunner.com for reservations. This is a free event. Breakfast will be served.

Amherst Republican Women to meet

David F. Sherman, managing editor of Bee Publications, will address Amherst Republican Women at a dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at the Protocol Restaurant 6766 Transit Road near Wehrle. There will also be a business meeting, including elections. Reservations are required, and an entrée choice is offered. The cost is $20. Contact amherstrw@hotmail.com or call 839-9220.

Legislator Rath sets outreach meeting

Erie County Legislator Ed Rath will hold an outreach meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main St. near Cayuga, Williamsville. Information about county services will be available. Free notary services are also offered at outreach meetings. Rath is also available to meet with residents by appointment. To schedule a meeting, call 633-0617 or send an e-mail to ed ward.rath@erie.gov.

Parent Network to hold support group meeting

Parent Network of WNY and the Early Childhood Direction Center will hold a support group for families of people diagnosed with a developmental disability. It will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Early Childhood Direction Center/People Inc. location at 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For information and registration, call 332-4170.

Amherst Garden Club plans meeting

Amherst Garden Club will hold a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St. The annual election of officers will take place. A luncheon of homemade soups will take place after the meeting. Newcomers are welcome.

NAMI to hold family support group meeting

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold a family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. near Eggert Road. For information, call 832-4035.

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 information, call 694-4848.

Williamsville Rotary meets Monday evenings

The Rotary Club of Williamsville meets at 6:15 p.m. Mondays at Le Metro in the Tony Walker Plaza, 5110 Main St. near Interstate 290. E-mail bobrace123@gmail.com.

Parachute Group sets weekly meeting

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

Hebrew group gathers every Wednesday

Hadassah’s Hebrew conversation group, Ksat Ivrit, is offered at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Amherst Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road. Call 688-4114 for more information.

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