2012-03-07 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Book Review Club to meet on March 7

The Clarence Book Review Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Clarence Town Park Club House, 10405 Main St. The book to be reviewed will be “Lil’ Choo-Choo Johnson, Bluesman.” The reviewer will be author Bryan Krull. Luncheon will be served. For further information, call 759-8586.

‘The Snowy Day’ to be celebrated March 9

A free event in honor of the 50th anniversary of “The Snowy Day,” will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, March 9, at Monkey See, Monkey Do ... Children’s Bookstore, 9060 Main St., Clarence. The event, for ages 2 and older, will feature a reading of Ezra Jack Keats’ “The Snowy Day,” as well as a craft and a snack. For more information, call 204-8417.

Guide to Living (Really) Green event slated

The Walker Center will offer “The Guide to Living (Really) Green” from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11 throughout its building at 5110 Main St. near Interstate 290. The event will showcase all of the green products and technologies offered in the Walker Center. Debbi Burnes, the creator of the Sumbody line of personal care products, will be available for consultations. For information, or to register for a personal consultation, call 445-3280.

Author to visit bookstore on March 10

Author Peggy Thomas will introduce participants to her new book, “For the Birds,” during an event for ages 7 and older from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at Monkey See, Monkey Do ... Children’s Bookstore, 9060 Main St., Clarence. The book focuses on the life of Roger Tory Peterson of Jamestown, N.Y., who authored the famous Peterson Guides to North American Birds. For more information, call 204-8417.

Boy Scouts hosting pasta dinner

Boy Scout Troop 27 will be holding a pasta dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Zion Lutheran Church, 9535 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center. A freewill offering will be taken. The event will also feature a basket auction.

Crafting group to meet at St. Paul’s Church

Craft and Chat at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will offer the chance for crafting and conversation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays in March in the church’s community room, 4275 Harris Hill Road, Clarence. Participants can bring their own projects or learn an easy project that will benefit children in the Buffalo community. For more information, call 632-8221.

Dinner fundraiser to be held by youth group

The youth group of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold a turkey dinner fundraiser from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the church, 4275 Harris Hill Road, Clarence. The cost is $10 per dinner, payable at the door, and proceeds benefit the youth group’s planned mission trip to Elyria, Ohio, this summer. For more information, call 632-8221.

Event to benefit Special Spaces Buffalo

Special Spaces Buffalo is hosting an afternoon of fun, food and prizes to raise money to create dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening illnesses. The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Clarence Fire Hall, 10355 Main St. There will be games and face painting for children, a silent auction, basket and 50/50 raffles, and pizza, beverages and desserts. The $20 admission fee includes one sheet of raffle tickets. The cost is $10 for children ages 12 to 6 and free for children 5 and younger. Visit www.specialspacesbuffalo.com for more information.

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. For information, call 260-1740.

Kiwanis Club to meet at Helen’s Kitchen

The Clarence Kiwanis Club will meet at 8:15 a.m. Thursdays, March 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.

St. Joseph’s Day Table to be held at church

The Sisters of St. Joseph will host the organization’s 18th St. Joseph’s Day Table from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St. It will include a traditional St. Joseph’s Day Table meal, for which there will be no charge. People attending will be given an opportunity to make a donation that will go to the food pantries at the Clarence First Presbyterian Church, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish in Cheektowaga, SS. Columba & Brigid, and West Seneca Food Pantry.

Garden Friends to meet at Club House

The Garden Friends of Clarence will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the Clarence Town Park Club House, 10405 Main St., Clarence. The business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., and guest speaker Lyn Chimera will present a program on the “5 Steps to Better Gardening” For more information, email gardenfriendsofclarence@hotmail.com.

Book Club meeting planned for 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.

Cafe Connect offering group discussion

Cafe Connect meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Clarence Center Coffee Co., 9475 Clarence Center Road, with the goal of discussing various topics and engaging in meaningful conversation. The group was started by Corey Tarreto, student pastor at Clarence Center United Methodist Church. This week’s topic will be “Creation and Evolution: What’s your understanding?” The conversations will also be posted online at alt-church.blogspot.com.

Women’s Heart Health presentation to be held

Cardiologist JoAnne Cobler will host a presentation titled “Cardiovascular Health and Heart Disease in Women” on Wednesday, March 14. The free, hourlong presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10570 Bergtold Road, Clarence. Cobler will also discuss symptoms of cardiovascular disease and what women can do to improve their cardiovascular health. Reservations are requested but not required. Call 759-7658 for reservations or more information.

Hunger Games discussion slated

Middle and high school students are invited for a pizza party and discussion of “The Hunger Games” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Monkey See, Monkey Do, 9060 Main St., Clarence. Adults are also welcome to the free event. For more information about the discussion, call 204-8417.

Variety Club holding telethon kickoff party

The Variety Club Women’s Tent No. 7 will hold its annual telethon kickoff cocktail party from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. There is a $15 donation, and proceeds will benefit the annual Variety Club Kids Telethon for Women and Children’s Hospital. For more information, call Sue Mason at 834-0079, Deborah Mondo at 668-7642 or the Variety Club office at 854-7577.

Coffee shop hosting CD release party

A CD release party, featuring “Clarence Crossroads: Music from the Clarence Center Coffee Cafe,” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Clarence Center Coffee Company Cafe, 9475 Clarence Center Road. It will feature live music and a free wine tasting.

Dance classes offered at church

Buffalo Dance Center will offer eight-week tap and jazz sessions. Winter classes began the week of Feb. 25. They are held on Mondays at Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence. From 6 to 7 p.m. there is adult intermediate tap; from 7 to 8 p.m., adult jazz; and from 8 to 9 p.m., adult beginning tap. To register, call 901-4263 or visit the website www.BuffaloDanceCenter.com.

Book signing planned for March 24

A free children’s event will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 24, featuring author Edward Kent for a reading and book signing of “Stop Bullying Me! I’m a Zombie, So What.” The event, to be held at Monkey See, Monkey Do ... Children’s Bookstore, 9060 Main St., Clarence, will be for ages 7 and older. Call 204-8417 for more information.

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 from Iona in the west of Scotland to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and on to York in the north of England. Included will be other historic sites and modern points of interest. For further information and to obtain a detailed itinerary, call Rev. Hall at 759-8396 or 228-6569.

Adult volleyball slated at middle school

The Clarence Recreation Department is offering adult coed volleyball from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Clarence Middle School, 10150 Greiner Road. The cost is $2 per night. Call 407-2162, ext. 5002, for information.

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