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2014-04-09 / What's Going On

What's Going On

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, visit www.towneplayers.com, or call 693-9641. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Senior Center on Ensminger Drive or the Aquatic Center on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda.

Best Fitness sponsoring Blue 4 Ben fundraiser

A Blue 4 Ben fundraiser will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Mooney’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1531 Military Road, Buffalo. Tickets for the event cost $25 and include pizza and wings, salad, soda, well drinks and draft beer. A gift basket raffle will also be held. Tickets for the event and raffle can be purchased beforehand at Mooney’s as well as at either Western New York Best Fitness location: 2309 Eggert Road, Tonawanda, or 1999 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. Tickets are also available at the door.

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.

Sam Hoyt featured at Chamber luncheon

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce will be holding its monthly luncheon at noon, with registration at 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 11, at Classics V Banquet & Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. Sam Hoyt, regional president of Empire State Development, will be speaking. The $20 ticket price includes a salad, hot entree and dessert. An RSVP is required by April 8 by calling 874-1202.

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. All children participating in the hunt will receive a prize. The Easter bunny will be available for a meet-and-greet with the children.

Kidney education class scheduled for April 24

A free class on kidney health will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Northtowns Dialysis Center, 4041 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda. Attendees will learn how the kidneys function and the causes of chronic diseases. To register, call 871-8103, or email kidneysmart.org/class.

Crime Resistance group to hold dinner

The Town of Tonawanda Crime Resistance Executive Board will hold its annual volunteer recognition dinner Tuesday, April 15, at the Town of Tonawanda Police Club, 25 Roswell Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. It is a spaghetti dinner. Parking is available off River Road. A donation of $3 per person is being accepted. There will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. RSVPs may be made by Monday, April 7, to Scott Sprague at 879-6645 or to a Neighborhood Watch coordinator.

St. Amelia presents ‘Seussical Jr.’ April 10

St. Amelia School, 2999 Eggert Road, will present “Seussical Jr.” at 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. The performance marks the largest cast to date since the St. Amelia theatre program began in 2004. It includes a cast of more than 150 students ages 10 through 14. The show is directed by Elizabeth Sanderson, the drama teacher at St. Amelia School. Tickets for the performance cost $6 at the door or at the school office.

Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary to hold book, media sale

The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will be holding its spring used book and media sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 11 in the atrium of the hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave.

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.

Driver’s insurance class offered April 12

A New York State-certified six-hour point and insurance reduction course will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave. The course will allow each participant to receive 10 percent off collision and liability automobile insurance for three years. It will also remove up to four points from a New York Sate driver’s license. To register, call 1-800-232-0235 or 636-4151.

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.

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.

‘Big Kenmore Cleanup’ scheduled for April 26

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is hosting a “Big Kenmore Cleanup” event starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, beginning at the Village Green, at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Delaware Road. Attendees should bring gloves, brooms and gardening tools, if possible. Attendees will be picking up trash and sweeping on roads and in parks. Weeding will also be done. For more information, call 877-0477.

Buffalo Niagara Concert Band to perform April 30

The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band, under the direction of Amy J. Steiner, will be performing a series of free concerts in April. It will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Kenmore East Senior High School, 350 Fries Road. For more information, visit www.bncb.org, or www.Facebook.com/BuffaloNiagaraConcert Band.

Aquatic and Fitness Center to host 5K

The Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center will be holding its annual 5K run at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 9. The cost for registration is $18 through March; $20 during April and $25 in May. The registration fee includes participation in the run, food at the post-race party and the chance to win door prizes. Awards are given to the first overall male and female race finishers, as well as the top three in each age group for both males and females. Applications are accepted through May 9 and can be picked up at the Aquatic Center or downloaded at www.tonawanda.ny.us.

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