What's Going On
Cystic Health group plans fashion show
Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a fashion show and lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the Country Club of Buffalo, 250 Youngs Road, Amherst. There will also be a basket auction. For more information, call 677-4252.
Financial workshop set at Audubon Library
A free financial workshop about planning for health care costs in retirement will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Attendees can learn how to plan funding their healthcare expenses in retirement. To make reservations, call 689-4922.
Support group schedules movement class
A movement class, for people living with Parkinson’s disease, will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. This is taking place during the National Parkinson Foundation of WNY Support Group meeting. Instructor Cynthia Pegado will lead seated movements, which are designed to help PD symptoms. Family members, friends and caregivers are welcome to participate. For more information, call 689-1559.
Church to honor incarcerated youth
Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, located at 6320 Main St. in Williamsville, will hold a candlelight vigil and special service honoring incarcerated youth at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the church.
Amherst Middle to host food trucks, talent show
Amherst Middle School will be raising funds to help renovate the Family Resource Center at Buffalo Women & Children’s Hospital from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, at the school, 55 Kings Highway. Food trucks will serve from 4 to 7 p.m. The school library will also hold its buy-one, get-one-free Scholastic Book Fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A talent show featuring middle school students will follow. Presale tickets cost $4, or $5 at the door. Children younger than 3 are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the school until May 15. For more information, call the school at 362-7100.
Free car seat check available on May 15
A free car seat check, conducted by a certified police officer, will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Carstar Collision of Amherst, 2915 Niagara Falls Blvd. There will also be prizes, giveaways and face painting. The event is sponsored by the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Western New York. Appointments are not required.
Donation drive slated at Amherst High School
The annual Amherst Central School District “Good to Go Donation Drive” will be taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Amherst High School, in the Washington Lot, 4301 Main St. Items that will be accepted include clothing, furniture, books, media, toys, accessories and household items. Electronics, except for TVs, cathode ray tubes and computer monitors, will also be accepted. For more information, contact Ellen Marshall at 984-7015 or ellen firstname.lastname@example.org.
Williamsville North to host chicken BBQ
A Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Williamsville North High School, in the lower cafeteria, 1595 Hopkins Road. The dinner includes a half-chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, roll and butter. Dinners cost $10 each, and proceeds will benefit the Williamsville North High School Drama Club.
Forest Stream Garden Club sets meeting
The Forest Stream Garden Club will next meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Presbyterian Village at North Church, 214 Park Drive, Williamsville. Guest speaker Suzanne Dueker will discuss the benefits of herbs for cooking, how to grow and preserve herbs, and more. Herbal delights will also be sampled.
Smallwood Garden Club to hold plant sale
The Smallwood Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Faith United Church of Christ, 1300 Maple Road, Williamsville. The following plants will be available for purchase: annuals, perennials, herbs and hanging baskets. Proceeds will be used to benefit the garden club’s community projects, such as planting and maintaining the gardens at Glen Park, conducting monthly garden therapy for residents at Beechwood Nursing Home and guiding youth workshops at the Audubon Library.
Shredding event scheduled at church
Bring old documents to a free shredding truck from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at Christ United Methodist Church of Amherst, 350 Saratoga Road, near the Harlem Road and Kensington Avenue roundabouts. Attendees can have the chance to shred outdated bank statements, tax returns and sensitive documents. There will also be collection trucks at the church to receive appliances for Habitat for Humanity and a Red Cross Blood Mobile to receive blood donations. For more information, call 862-0500, ext. 2.
Republican Women to feature speaker
Republican strategist Carl Calabrese, who has spent more than 30 years in various levels of government, will speak at the Amherst Republican Women’s next meeting on Monday, May 18, at Rizotto Ristorante, 930 Maple Road, Williamsville. Calabrese will speak on “The Art and Science of Lobbying.” Networking begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to guests and potential members. For reservations or information, call 949-1856 or email amher stGOPwomen@yahoo.com.
Glen Park poster contest extended to May 29
The Glen Park Art Festival committee is offering a contest for individuals to submit an original painting to be used as the background to the poster for its annual festival in July. Submissions must be original, and entrants may submit up to two designs. There is no color limit. Each entrant’s name, address and telephone number must be mounted on the back of the artwork. All entries should be delivered to the front office of The Amherst Bee, 5564 Main St., Williamsville. Poster entries must be received by Friday, May 29. For more information, contact Bob Gregg at 481-1786.