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2012-03-14 / What's Going On

What's Going On

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.

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 information, call 260-1740.

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 “Do all dogs go to heaven? And what about cats?” The conversations from the group will also be posted online at alt-church.blogspot.com.

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. There will be a theme tray auction, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. For more information, call Sue Mason at 834-0079, Deborah Mondo at 668-7642 or the Variety Club office at 854-7577.

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 information.

‘Pound Sale’ planned at Women’s Guild meet

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Women’s Guild will meet on Tuesday, March 20, in the Msgr. Paa Center, located at 4375 Harris Hill Road, Clarence. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. A Mystery Pound Sale will be held as a fundraiser. Members are asked to bring wrapped items weighing a pound. They will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. For information about the event or the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Women’s Guild, call 632-9001.

Meditation planned at Holistic Health Center

A healing meditation from Casa de Dom Inacio/Brazil/John of God will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, at the Holistic Health Center at 10946 Main St., Clarence. A group trip is now forming for “Casa Healing in Brazil” on April 15, to where John of God is based. For information or to RSVP, go to 444-6873 or www.friendsofthecasa.info. The cost is $10.

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 gardenfriend sofclarence@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.

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 also are welcome to the free event. For more information about the discussion, call 204-8417.

‘Way of the Cross’ planned at St. Mary’s

The Way of the Cross, a multimedia presentation of the passion and death of the Lord, will be presented by the Franciscan Mystery Players at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at St. Mary’s Church, 6919 Transit Road, East Amherst. This presentation follows the journey of the stations of the cross in Jesus’ passion and death. Admission is free. For more information, call Donna Allan at 688-9380.

Tri Spot holding CPR, first aid class

Tri Spot Multi-Sports will hold a one-day CPR and First Aid certification class from noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at 4685 Transit Road, Clarence. The cost for the class is $50, payable by cash or check. The American Safety Health Institute certification is good for two years, and the class will certify participants for adult, children and infants. For more information, call 634-3434

Book signing planned for March 24

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

Workshop to focus on bluebirds

The New York State Bluebird Society will sponsor a free Bluebird Workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the USA Bird Supply Store, 11163 Main St., Clarence, featuring a presentation by John Rogers, cofounder of the Bluebird Society. Preregister by contacting Dave Hofer at 592-5735 or dhofer@hughes.net.

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.

Contemporary Club planning fundraiser

The Clarence Contemporary Club is planning its spring fundraiser, a fashion show. For details, call Patricia Angrisano at 633-1512.

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