Weekly Feature

2017-09-13 / Editorial

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Ken-Ton Editor

LIVE MUSIC — If you like discovering new music, you might want to check out Boston’s Griffin Robillard.

The musician will be touring in support of his debut record and making a stop in the area. He will be performing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Stamps, located at 98 Main St. in Tonawanda.

“Cracks in the Ceiling,” the 22-year-old’s full-length debut, pays homage to the Americana tradition while drawing from an expansive sonic and vocal repertoire, according to a press release.

The Minneapolis native began writing songs at age 6 and started to experiment with recording in high school in Salt Lake City, Utah. Robillard relocated to Boston to attend college, where he became serious about writing.

To learn more about the musician, visit www.griffinrobillard.com.

SENIOR WATCH MEETING — The Town of Tonawanda Senior Watch will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road. Dawn Myszka will be speaking about elder law and how individuals can protect their home assets and make sure they end up with loved ones.

The presentation will also touch on wills, trusts and how to protect oneself. Myszka will let attendees know if there has been any changes in the law and what affect Medicaid can have if someone needs to apply for it.

Sign-up isn’t required, and the event is free. For information, contact Detective Sprague at 879-6645.

JOIN A CHOIR — If you’re interested in singing, the ABC Bel Canto choirs will be hosting open houses on Thursday, Sept. 14, 21 and 28. The choirs comprise students from two counties and more than 30 public, private and parochial schools.

This is an opportunity for students in different schools to share a similar passion and make new friends. The open houses will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Harlem Road in Amherst.

Students in grades three through six should come from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; students in grades six through 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and high school students, as well as boys with changed and changing voices, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

For more information, visit www.abcbelcanto.org.

LEARNING CHESS — Learning a new board game can be a fun experience. Chess is a two-player strategy board game that people can play at home or take with them to a park.

Many students also join chess teams at school to participate in competitions, and there are people who have been playing the game for many years.

It’s a game where players have to think about their next move, and it is always exciting to be able to say “checkmate.” This is when the opponent’s piece, called the “king,” is threatened, and the player may be able to win the game.

The City of Tonawanda Public Library is looking for individuals who want to play chess. Whether you’re an experienced player or would like to learn how to play chess, the library would like to know.

If interested, stop in at the library at 333 Main St. in Tonawanda, or call 693-5043.

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