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2016-01-20 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Presentation slated at Elderwood Village

Elderwood Village at Williamsville, 5271 Main St., will host “The Great Gorge Route” at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. Carol Rogers, New York State officer of parks, will give a presentation on “The Most Scenic Ride in the Niagara Gorge.” The route, which ran from 1895 to 1935, gave passengers access to attractions along the way. The event is free, and refreshments will be served. To make reservations, call 565-9663.

Area churches to host evening prayer service

An evening prayer service, conducted by St. Benedict Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at St. Peter’s, 205 Longmeadow Road, Eggertsville. The clergies, musicians, laity and choral groups from both churches will come together in response to a letter from Bishop William Franklin of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York and Bishop Richard Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Western New York.

Support group organizes meeting at Weinberg

The Parkinson Disease Northtowns Caregiver Support Group will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at The Meadows, at the Weinberg Campus, 2650 N. Forest Road, Amherst. The support group meetings are open to caregivers of Parkinson’s disease patients. At the meetings, attendees can participate in discussions and will have an opportunity to meet others who may be experiencing similar concerns or problems. For more information, contact the NPFWNY office at 449-3795.

Holistic lecture planned at Audubon Library

A holistic lecture, “Aspects of the Year,” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Astrologer Cassandra Joan Butler will share her insights into astrology and what the ancient art reveals about the new year. Attendees will learn about the basic mechanics of astrology, its historical context and its practical application in every day life. Butler has taught at various places in Western New York, such as the Chautauqua Institution and Lily Dale. To register, call 689-4922.

Amherst Garden Club sets next meeting

The Amherst Garden Club will hold its next meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Williamsville. There will be a business meeting and officers election.

Amherst Alumni Chorale to perform at church

The Amherst Central Alumni Chorale will perform a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Snyder. The program, part of the Crossroads Lutheran Church Community Concert Series, will feature arrangements of show tunes. The chorale consists of alumni and staff from the Amherst Central schools, with graduate years ranging from 1958 through 2011. For more information, visit www.Crossroads LutheranChurch.org.

Hearts and Hands to host orientation

Hearts and Hands — Faith in Action Inc. is offering an orientation for anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer with the organization. The not-for-profit organization pairs volunteers with care receivers for basic transportation and in-home support. The nonbinding information session will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred. To register, contact Tabitha Fisher, coordinator of volunteer services, at 406-8311, ext. 104.

Women’s club schedules dinner, wine tasting

The University at Buffalo Women’s Club annual wine tasting and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 2404 N. Forest Road, Getzville. This event is a fundraiser for scholarships for university students. Attendees can enjoy a full-course dinner with wine pairings featuring wines of Chile, hors d’oeuvres and a basket auction and raffle. The cost is $65. The deadline is Jan. 27. Send checks made out to UB Women’s Club to Debra Berger, 1725 Campbell Blvd. Amherst, NY 14228. For more information, contact Debra Berger at 691-0279 or Luella Kenny at 773-1436.

High School Class of ‘66 reunion scheduled

The Clarence High School Class of 1966 will hold its 50th reunion July 29-31. Times and locations for the three-date event are still being determined. Classmates are encouraged to call Gale Marquart (nee Campbell) at 692-7258 for more information. Additional details will be published as they become available.

Music program slated at Beechwood Residence

Dave Caputo will present a musical program at the next meeting of the Beechwood Service Guild at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. Refreshments will be served, and all are invited to attend.

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