2012-02-22 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Musician to perform at coffee shop

Clarence musician Erin Sydney Welsh will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Goodrich Coffee & Tea, 9450 Main St., Clarence.

Alzheimer’s support group meeting set

An Alzheimer’s disease support group, facilitated by a representative from the WNY Alzheimer’s Association, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence. The group provides support, information and resources to anyone touched by Alzheimer’s. For more information, call the center at 633-5138.

Migraine support group to meet on Feb. 27

WNY Migraine and Headache Disorder Support Group will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the All Care for Women building, 6095 Transit Road, East Amherst. It will be an “open topic” evening where participants will be able to discuss questions, concerns and problems regarding migraine disease and headache disorders. People are asked not to wear perfume or cologne as it may be a migraine trigger for some. Call 512-3983 for more information.

Cancer screening kits to be offered

Tops Friendly Markets Pharmacies and the Erie County Cancer Services Program will be providing free take-home colon cancer screening kits for uninsured men and women who are 50 and older. Representatives from the Erie County CSP will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Tops at 3980 Maple Road, at the intersection of Transit Road. Information on additional no-cost testing services for women 40 and older will also be available. A free Tops gift card will be given to those who complete their kits within two weeks. For more information, call 886-9201 or visit CSPWNY.org.

Dr. Seuss birthday event planned at bookstore

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, a free event that will allow children to be part of Read Across America as they peruse “The Lorax,” will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Monkey See, Monkey Do, 9060 Main St., Clarence. Call 204-8417 for more information or to register.

Clarence artist to be featured at gallery

“Iridescent Vision,” an exhibit of mixed-media artwork by Clarence artist Rosemarie Cardoso, will be on view through March 31 at River Art Gallery & Gifts, 83 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Cardoso is a former art teacher for the Ken-Ton School District. Her goal is to touch the mind of the viewer and communicate wonder and emotion. For more information, call 260-1740.

Clarence Women’s Club to meet on March 5

The Clarence Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the Clarence Town Park Club House, 10405 Main St. A presentation on “Handbags of Yesterday and Today” will be given by guest speaker Eleanor Eaton. Attendees are encouraged to bring a “purse with a story.” Guests and new members are welcome. For more information, call 759-9797.

Book Club meeting on March 14

The Gorilla Girls Book Club will meet from 3:15 to 4:15 Wednesday, March 14, at Monkey See, Monkey Do, 9060 Main St., Clarence. The group is designed for ages 8 to 11 and is free. Participants will discuss a book and write a journal review. March’s selection is “Bud, Not Buddy,” by Christopher Paul Curtis. Call 204-8417 for more information or to register.

Book Club to meet on March 7

Spider Monkeys Book Club, a free club for boys ages 8 to 11, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Monkey See, Monkey Do, 9060 Main St., Clarence. The group will be reading “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. Call 204-8417 for more information or to register.

Kiwanis Club to meet at Helen’s Kitchen

The Clarence Kiwanis Club will meet at 8:15 a.m. Thursdays, March 1, 8, 22 and 29, at Helen’s Kitchen in the Main/Transit Plaza. A 6 p.m. dinner meeting will be held Tuesday, March 13, at Gianni Mazia’s, 10225 Main St., Clarence. Call Ron Kern at 632-3829 or Gloria Werblow at 632-4405 for more information.

Dance classes offered at church

Buffalo Dance Center will be offering eight-week tap and jazz sessions. Winter classes begin the week of Feb. 25. They will be held on Mondays at Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence. The cost per eight-week session is $64. For more information about the classes and to register, call 901-4263 or visit the website www.BuffaloDanceCenter.com.

Trip to Scotland, England planned for summer

The Rev. Gregory Hall of Clarence Presbyterian Church will lead a small group tour to Scotland and northern England from July 6 through 18. This leisurely paced tour will trace the spread of Celtic Christianity. For further information and to obtain a detailed itinerary, contact Rev. Hall at 759-8396 or 228-6569.

Band Boosters hosting breakfast at Applebee’s

Clarence Band Boosters will hold an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to benefit Clarence Band students from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, March 4, at Applebee’s Restaurant, 5017 Transit Road. Tickets are $6.75 and can be reserved by calling 741-8221 or by downloading the form from the Clarence High School Band Boosters website.

Concert Association to hold winter gala

The Clarence Concert Association will hold its gala benefit dinner and performance on Tuesday, March 6, at the Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road near Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The cash bar will begin at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Following dinner, concertmaster Cindy Lin and cellist David Schmude will perform. Tickets are $60 per person. Reservations can be made via mail to Clarence Concert Association, P.O. Box 117, Clarence, NY 14031. For more information, call Sue Fay Allen at 759-6428.

Arts festival planned for March 3

Clarence Presbyterian Church will host its second arts festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at 9675 Main St. Titled You’ve Gotta Have Art Festival, it will feature 40 artists and craft artists from Western New York. There will be musical entertainment, and food and beverages will be available. Clarence High School students will be providing music from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. Admission is free. To learn more about the event, call 759-8396.

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