What's Going On
Senior center to kick off series
The Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, will kick off its summer concert series from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. Attendees will hear music by The Barnstorm Band, a modern country band, and are asked to bring a lawn chair. The event is sponsored by Peregrine Senior Living, which will be providing complimentary ice cream sundaes.
Daemen’s Rhetorical Roar club to meet
The Rhetorical Roar Toastmasters Club at Daemen College will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 15, in the executive board room at the Wick Center, 4380 Main St. The club helps those improve public speaking skills and build confidence. New members are welcome. For more information, email email@example.com.
Outdoor concert set at Blocher Homes
Blocher Homes will host a free outdoor concert by Mark Mazur and The Little Big Band from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, on the grounds of Blocher Homes, 135 Evans St. in Williamsville. There will be refreshments, hot dogs, lemonade, popcorn and tours of Blocher Homes. The event will be held rain or shine, and guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs.
Smallwood Garden Club to meet June 18
The Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., Williamsville. Mary Brimmer, an accredited life flower show judge of National Garden Clubs Inc., will introduce the basic line design with a demonstration. She will also examine two of the new NGC design styles with examples of each.
St. Stephen’s UCC sets bluegrass concert
St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ, 8520 Tonawanda Creek Road, East Amherst, will host a bluegrass concert featuring the Creek Bend Band at 3 p.m. on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17. All proceeds from the freewill offering will go to the Kevin Guest House in Buffalo, which serves Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Buffalo General Hospital patients and their families. Head east on Tonawanda Creek Road, as the church can be approached only from the west.
Ladies Auxiliary to host breakfast
The North Amherst Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual Father’s Day breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 17, in the North Amherst Fire Hall, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road, near Campbell Boulevard. There will be all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, mini doughnuts and beverages. There will also be themed baskets. The cost is free for children ages 3 and younger, $4 for children ages 4 to 10, and $8 for adults.
Garden club meeting slated for June 14
The Town and Country Garden Club will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Transit Valley Middle School, 8730 Transit Road, East Amherst. The program will be designing a succulent garden in a container. Guests are welcome.
St. Leo the Great to host discussion
St. Leo the Great Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, will hold its first installment of the series, “Let’s Talk About…” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. Bishop Richard Malone, Sister Denise Roche, Dr. Anthony Pivarunas and the Rev. James Vacco will discuss the future of the Catholic church. The Rev. Robert E. Zapfel, pastor of St. Leo the Great, will moderate. The event is free and light refreshments will follow. Free childcare is available upon reservation by June 15. To make a reservation, contact Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 835-8905, ex. 12.
The Amberleigh to host fundraiser
The Amberleigh, 2330 Maple Road near Transit Road, will host an entire day of events to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s “The Longest Day” fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Activities include a plant and bake sale from 10 a.m. to noon, bingo extravaganza games with large gift basket prizes, and a food truck and concert event featuring music by Mid Life Crisis from 4 to 7 p.m. All activities will take place at the main entrance of the community.