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2014-03-26 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary to collect used items

The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary is collecting used books, CDs and DVDs in the atrium of Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., for its annual spring book sale, which will be held in April. Items may be placed in the bins near the admissions desk. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase a variety of items for use in the hospital.

Learn how to read food labels at Schofield

The Schofield Adult Wellness Center, located at 3333 Elmwood Ave., will host a free program titled “Read It Before You Eat It — Understanding Food Labels” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. Colleen Eder, a dietician from the Erie County Department of Social Services, will give a presentation on how to read nutrition food labels to make better food choices.

Kenmore Garden Club to feature Chimera

The Kenmore Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road. Following the business meeting, Lyn Chimera, master gardener and owner of Lessons from Nature, will provide a program on “Five Steps to Better Gardening,” including basics on site assessment, tools, plant care and composting. Chairwomen are Grace Lucas and Johanna Gennuso.

Easter Bunny to arrive at Boulevard Mall

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, with a parade near Bonefish Grill at the Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive, Amherst. Visiting hours will be available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays through April 19. There will also be spray tattoos and free carousel rides for the first 100 people who greet the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 834-8600 or visit www.boule vard-mall.com.

Free lecture on gardens scheduled for March 30

Sally Cunningham, an author and master gardener, will give a free talk titled “Peeking at Private Gardens” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Episcopal Diocesan Center, 1064 Brighton Road. She will share lessons from Buffalo’s National Garden Festival and tips. Seating is limited. To reserve one, visit www.episcopalwny.org. Parking is available behind the Diocesan Center.

Kidney education class slated for March 27

A free kidney education class will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Northtowns Dialysis Center, 4041 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda. Attendees will learn how kidneys function and the causes of chronic kidney disease, among other things. To register, call 871-8103 or visit the website www.kidneysmart.org/class.

Kenmore East to host Jazz Ambassadors

Kenmore East High School will host a free concert by the Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, in the auditorium at the school, 350 Fries Road, Tonawanda. To order tickets, call 874-8402, ext. 5.

Canisius College Chorale to perform March 31

The Canisius College Chorale will present a concert of sacred and secular music at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, at St. Christopher’s Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. Featured will be works of Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Ticheli, Hogan, Dawson and others. The chorale comprises 100 undergraduate and graduate members.

American Legion Band to perform April 6

American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, an 85-member band, will present a pops concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $8 for ages 12 and younger. For more information, visit www.tonawandalegionband.com.

Senior Center to host annual trade show

The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center will host the annual Trade & Service Show from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the center, 291 Ensminger Road. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Attendees may include the Buffalo Eye Center, Wynwood, Amberleigh, Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center, Catholic Health System. DeGraff Adult Day Care and Hospice of Buffalo, among others.

Zonta Club of Kenmore to hold fundraiser

The Zonta Club of Kenmore is holding its annual “Lucky Number Dinner,” with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, at Classics V Banquet & Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Tickets are $28. Call Karen at 783-9067 for tickets or more information.

Towne Players to present ‘Mark Twain Live!’

The Towne Players will present Mike Randall in the show “Mark Twain Live!” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Sheridan-Parkside Community Center auditorium, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Tickets are $15. Randall has been performing his one-man show for many years. For more information, call 693-964, or visit www.towneplayers.com. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Senior Center on Ensminger Drive or the Aquatic Center on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda

Ken-Sheriton Garden Club to meet April 12

The Ken-Sheriton Garden Club will meet for its annual spring luncheon at noon Saturday, April 12, at Windows on the Green at Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, Williamsville.

Ukrainian Church to host Easter Bazaar

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church will be hosting an Easter Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the church, 3275 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. The event will feature a variety of items for sale, including Easter bread and other baked goods, pierogi, theme baskets and jewelry. Parking and admission are free. For more information, call 873-5011.

Big Wheels Bicycle Club schedules open house

The Big Wheels Bicycle Club will hold an open house event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle, Tonawanda.

Recreation Department to host Easter egg hunt

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 12, inside Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd. The egg hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m. for children with special needs; 11 a.m. for ages 2-3; 11:30 a.m. for ages 4-6; and noon for ages 7-10.

Annual basket sale slated for April 26

Payne Avenue Christian Church, 1459 Payne Ave. in North Tonawanda, will hold its annual basket sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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