There are many local organizations that assist veterans in the area in different ways. Learn more about veterans’ issues at a panel discussion being held by St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and The Eric Scott Pitman Lectures in Ethics and Social Justice.
Western New York Heroes will be at the discussion at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Cullen Center for the Arts, 845 Kenmore Ave.
The mission of WNYHeroes is to provide veterans, members of the armed services, and the widows and children of deceased veterans with access to essential services, financial assistance and resources that support their lives and also sustain their dignity.
CONCERT —The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will present a collection of music, titled “Menagerie,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, 450 Masten Ave.
Tickets cost $7 in advance at www.bncb.org or $12 the day of the concert. All student tickets are no charge.
Highlighting the evening will be the performance of “Hymn to the Fallen” by John Williams. The theme from the movie “Saving Private Ryan” will feature the BAVPA Wind Ensemble playing alongside the BNCB under the direction of maestro Amy J. Steiner,
BNCB musical director.
The BAVPA Vocal Symphony will complete the presentation of this piece, bringing the total number of instrumental and vocal performers to more than 100.
Another piece will be “The Glass Bead Game,” a Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble by James Beckel, featuring Trevor West, BNCB French horn.
Other pieces on the program include “Fanfare and Festival Celebration” by David Shaffer; “Sine Nomine” by Vaughan Williams; “Divertimento for Band” by Vincent Persichetti; “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Elliot Del Borgo; “Defying Gravity” by Steven Reineke; and “Afterlife” by Rossano Galante.
For more information, visit www.bncb.org.
GOLF COURSES OPEN — Golfers can get their equipment ready and head to the green this season. The Sheridan and Brighton golf courses are now open for the season, beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 19.
Golf season passes and town access cards can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, at the Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome, 175 Brompton Road. They can also be purchased from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Youth, Parks and Recreation Office, 299 Decatur Road. For more information on activities, visit www.ttypr.com.
MOTHER’S DAY — Tell your mom why she’s the best with The Bee’s annual Mother’s Day contest. All children’s submissions will be published in the May 10 and 11 Classified Advertising sections. Entries must be received by Monday, May 1. One boy’s entry and one girl’s entry will be selected at random and the winners receive a floral arrangement from Mischler’s Florist. Additional information can be found in this week’s Classifieds.