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2015-04-17 / What's Going On

What’s Going On

‘Lucky Number’ dinner slated for April 15

The Zonta Club of Kenmore will hold its annual “Lucky Number” dinner, with doors opening at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Classics V Banquet and Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. Tickets are $28 for adults and $11 for children. For tickets, call Karen Fritsch at 783-9067 or email care bear555@verizon.net.

Special remembrance service planned for April

“Music and Memories – A Service to Remember Those We Love” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kenmore and again at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna. Poems and pieces will be interspersed throughout the program along with the reading of a loved one’s name. For the service at Mount Olivet, call 873-6500. For the service at Holy Cross, call 823-1197. This program is presented as part of the bereavement support programs of the Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Buffalo.

Class on kidney health slated for April 30

A class on kidney health will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Room 261 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave. Attendees will learn how kidneys function and the causes of chronic kidney disease. To register, call 523-9604, or visit www.kidneysmart.org/class.

Senior Watch Group to meet at Senior Center

The Senior Neighborhood Watch group will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, April 24, at the Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road.

Lions Club to host spaghetti dinner April 18

The Sheridan Drive Lions Club will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the St. Edmund’s Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road. Meatballs, bread, salad, beverages and unlimited spaghetti will be served. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and basket raffle. Adults are admitted for $8, and children 12 and younger for $5. Proceeds will benefit programs for the blind and hearing impaired in the community.

Mount St. Mary to host summer arts show

Mount St. Mary Academy is seeking applications for the outdoor summer arts and crafts show, slated for Sunday, Aug. 30, on the front lawn at the school, 3756 Delaware Ave. For more information, call band director John Hathaway at 689-1100, or email jhathaway@msmacademy.org.

5K race at Aquatic Center slated for May 8

The Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center will again host a 5K run at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, starting at 1 Pool Plaza. Registration costs $20 in April and $25 in May. The fee will include participation in the run, a race T-shirt, food at the post-race party and a chance to win door prizes. Applications are being accepted through May 8 and can be picked up at the Aquatic Center. For more information, or to volunteer, call 876-7424.

Kite-flying for homeless veterans slated for May

A free, annual kite-flying event to benefit homeless veterans is slated to take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Gratwick Waterfront Park in North Tonawanda. Children of all ages can receive a free kite to fly. The Great Lakes Kite Flyers Society with their large kites will be present. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Voluntary donations will be accepted. Proceeds will be donated to WNY Veterans Housing Coalition, Vets Herd, Inc. and the VA Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program. For information, call 35-7210 or 515-5844.

Town to honor Vietnam veterans July 2

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department will be honoring residents who are Vietnam veterans with a ceremony Thursday, July 2, at Kenney Field. Residents of the town or Village of Kenmore who had served in the military during that time are encouraged to pick up a registration form for the event. Forms are available at all Youth, Parks and Recreation locations. A band concert will follow the ceremony, along with a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Art to be exhibited at Schofield Residence

The work of artist Debra Isula will be exhibited April 25 through May 30 at the Schofield Residence, 3333 Elmwood Ave. Isula concentrates on watercolors that feature nature settings including wildlife and landscapes. The exhibits are free and can be viewed from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekends and holidays. The Schofield Residence has been showcasing the work of members of the Kenmore Arts Society for more than 30 years.

Bishop to speak at Cardinal O’Hara

Rev. Richard Malone, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, will celebrate Mass at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 20, at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Road, Town of Tonawanda. The Mass for the students, faculty and guests will take place in the school’s Performing Art Center. The school choir will sing at the Mass. Following the liturgy, the bishop will be feted at a reception hosted by the school’s Culinary Arts students and attended by officers of the National Honor Society, student council and classes as well as faculty and administrators.

‘Big Kenmore Cleanup’ slated for April 25

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is once again hosting its “Big Kenmore Cleanup.” Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Village Green, located in front of the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. Volunteers will be picking up trash in the village and sweeping. Trash bags and disposable gloves will be provided. Volunteers will also be weeding in the Delaware Aveune gardens, Gazebo gardens and municipal parking lot gardens. For more information, call 877-0477.

End-of-life spirituality to be focus of forum

The McGuire Group will hold a free community forum titled “Spirituality at the End of Life” Tuesday, April 21, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Registration and a free buffet breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will run from 9 to 11 a.m. The expert panel will discuss perspectives on faith and comfort as experienced in various communities of belief, including Buddhist, Catholic, Islamic, Jewish, Native American, Protestant and others. Seating is limited. For reservations, contact Barb Johnson at 374-0420 or bjohnson@mcguiregroup.com by April 14.

St. Francis of Assisi to host Polish Festival

St. Francis of Assisi will host its annual Polish Festival on Saturday, April 25, at the church, 70 Adams St. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for adults are $15 and $1 for youth younger than 14. Tickets will be available at the church. There will be homemade Polish food and beverages, music by Joe Macielag and a performance by the Harmony Folk Dancers. For more information, call 694-0026 or 693-1150.

History Museum to celebrate anniversary

The North Tonawanda History Museum — an all-volunteer organization — will be celebrating its 11th anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the museum, 54 Webster St. There will be a cake and other baked goods. Attendees will be given 10 tickets to be entered to win a door prize. Included in the door prize selection are gift baskets, a carousel music box, Buffalo Sabres 2014-15 Yearbook, and gift cards and certificates, among other items.

Fitness classes now accepting registrations

Ken-Ton Community Education is currently taking registrations for a variety of fitness classes including but not limited to the following: circuit weight training for women, hula-hooping, yoga, tai chi, karate, gentle joints water workout and Zumba. To enroll or for additional information, call 874-8500 or visit the website www.ktufsd.org/ce_ register.

Art to be showcased at St. Andrew’s School

Artists in prekindergarten through grade 12 will be showcasing their work during a free opening reception from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at St. Andrew’s Country Day School, 1545 Sheridan Drive. The school is hosting the 25th annual Diocesan Art Exhibition. More than 20 Catholic elementary and high schools from the Diocese of Buffalo will be represented. Students’ work will be on display throughout the school’s hallways. The exhibition will also be open for viewing each day from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. through April 23. Call 877-0422 for more information.

Spring Rummage Sale slated for April 23

The Women’s Fellowship of Kenmore United Church of Christ will hold its spring rummage sale from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the church, 295 Delaware Road. There will be a $1 bag sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 24. For more information, call 875-1725.

Attorney to speak on elder law April 25

Elder Law Attorney Laurie Menzies will be speaking on her recently published book “Embracing Elderhood, Planning for the Next Stage of Life,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Crestount Square Senior Apartments, 285 Crestmount Ave. in the Town of Tonawanda. Call 743-2450 to register. Refreshments will be served.

Annual theme basket auction slated for May 2

North Presbyterian Church will host its annual theme basket auction and handmade quilt raffle on Saturday, May 2, at 168 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. Doors open at noon, with drawings beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is $5, which includes one envelope of tickets and a door prize ticket. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Additional tickets are available for $5 or three for $12. The auction is sponsored by the North Presbyterian Women’s Association. For more information, call the church office at 693-7030.

Panepinto to host forum on state budget April 16

Sen. Marc Panepinto, who represents District 60, will host a community forum on the state budget and on issues affecting the Ken-Ton area from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. Elected officials from the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda will be at the forum.

Big Wheels Bicycle Club to hold Open House

The Big Wheels Bicycle Club will hold an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Zion United Church of Christ, located at the corner of Koenig Circle and Parker Boulevard. Attendees will be able to learn more about the club.

O’Hara Class of 1965 to celebrate reunion

The Cardinal O’Hara Class of 1965 will celebrate the first 50-year reunion of the school the weekend of June 5-7. At 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, the class is invited to the 2015 graduation held at the school. At 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6, there will be dinner and dancing at Banchetti by Rizzo’s, which will be $50 per person. At 10 a.m. Sunday, June 7, there will be a class alumni Mass at the school, 39 O’Hara Road. Reservations are required by calling the Advancement Office at 695-2600, ext. 312, or by visiting www.cardinal ohara.com. The All-Year Reunion will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the school’s Sports Complex. The cost is $25 presale or $30 at the door.

Kenmore East band to perform at UB

The Music Department at the University at Buffalo will be presenting a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall. Jon Nelson is the conductor. The Kenmore East High School Band will also be performing at the event.

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