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2014-02-05 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Shoe, sock drive to take place Feb. 8

The Giving Hearts of Hope will host a shoe and sock drive for children from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Knights of Columbus, 1530 Kenmore Ave. Admission is $10 per child and $30 per family. Adults are free. The admission price includes activities such as crafts, games and face-painting. Needed for the drive are new or gently used children’s footwear, such as shoes, boots or slippers. Adult footwear is also being accepted. There will be basket raffle donations. For more information, call 877-4980 or 444-2325.

Kenmore FD to host chicken barbecue

The Kenmore Fire Department will hold its annual chicken barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the fire hall, 16 Nash Road. Volunteers will be on hand for drive-thru service. The cost is $8 presale and $9 at the door. Presale tickets are available by contacting any member of the Fire Department.

Retired Men’s Group slated to meet Feb. 12

The Retired Men’s Group of the Tonawandas will meet next at noon Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the First Presbyterian Church, 149 Broad St. in the City of Tonawanda. An organizational meeting will follow lunch. Attedees are requested to bring a bagged lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Driver’s insurance, point reduction course offered

A New York State-certified six-point and insurance reduction course will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave. Seating is limited. To preregister, call 636-4151.

Northmore Nursery to hold open house

Northmore Nursery School, located at 2771 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore, will hold its annual open house to register new students for the 2014-15 school year. It will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. For more information, call 876-6282.

Self-defense class slated for Feb. 12 at Schofield

A free self-defense class will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Schofield Residence Nursing Facility, 3333 Elmwood Ave. The instructor, Manuela Ceglinski, has more than 25 years of experience in martial arts. Attendees will learn to use their body and objects, such as heels, umbrellas and canes, as weapons. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 995-3851 or online at www.schofield care.org.

YWCA to present ‘Dinner for Two’

YWCA Tonawandas, at 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda, will hold “Dinner for Two with Chef Kevin” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. Participants can join the chef in preparing a meal for two and learn about plate presentations as well as the dynamics of putting together an impressive meal. There will be a choice of seafood-stuffed sole or beef tenderloin Oscar for the entree. The event will include salad and dessert. The cost is $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. For a reservation, call 692-5580.

Women’s group to hold event Feb. 15 at church

The Women’s Sodality of St. Paul Church in Kenmore is sponsoring a “Bling, Bake and Boutique Sale” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Parish Hall, 47 Victoria Blvd., Kenmore. Jewelry, homemade baked goods and crafts will be sold, and some vendors will have their wares.

Ham radio group to hold auction event Feb. 17

The Buffalo Amateur Radio Repeater Association will hold its annual ham radio and electronics auction Monday, Feb. 17, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 2368 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. The doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the auction begins at 7:30 p.m. It is a $2 per person donation, and refreshments will be available. For more information, visit its website at www.barra.hamgate.net.

Northtowns Dialysis Center to host event

The Northtowns Dialysis Center will host a free kidney education class at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the center, 4041 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda. The class will teach attendees how the kidneys function, the causes of chronic kidney disease, and how medications, diet and nutrition work to keep people healthy. To register call 871-8103, or visit www.kidneysmart.org/class.

Ken-Ton Closet to hold first recycling event

The Ken-Ton Closet will hold its first ink cartridge recycling event from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 8 at USitek Group, 1016 Niagara Falls Blvd. All major brands of ink are accepted. Donations help the Ken-Ton Closet get office and school supplies. For more information, call 218-9589, or email ken-toncloset@ktpa.org.

St. Christopher School to host auction Feb. 9

St. Christopher School is holding an Olympic-themed auction. The auction will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at St. Christopher School, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The event will feature food, raffles, silent and live auctions, and children’s activities.

Church to hold Valentine’s Day event

Grove Street Christian Church will be holding a Valentine’s Day event from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the church, 85 Grove St. The per-person donation suggestion is $5. The church requests that attendees bring a dessert and snack to share. Refreshments will be provided. For mor information, contact Ellen Church at 207-6614.

Garden Club to meet Feb. 11 at church

The Ken-Sheriton Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 576 Delaware Ave. The program will be presented by Albert Gilwicz, a civil engineer and environmental consultant. He will speak on how home gardeners can reduce carbon emissions. A regular business meeting will follow the presentation.

Sen. Mark Grisanti slated to hold satellite hours

Sen. Mark Grisanti will hold satellite office hours, where residents may come and interact with one of the senator’s representatives, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A staff member will be present with various forms, informational brochures and contact information.

Turkish Cultural Center to hold Coffee Night

The Turkish Cultural Center at Buffalo will host a free Coffee Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 1517 Kenmore Ave. For more information, visit www.tccbuffa lo.org.

Sleepout event to benefit needy in area

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District will sponsor its 27th annual Jerry Starr Ken-Ton Schools’ Sleepout starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Hoover Middle School parking lot, off Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda by the pedestrian overpass. The sleepout collects donations of cash, food, clothes, personal care items and small furniture items, which will be donated to area organizations that help the needy. Donations may be dropped off at the sleepout site between 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

Kenmore Mercy Hospital to host February events

The Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary will hold a jewelry sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the atrium of the hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, children’s books and gift bags will be on sale in the hospital atrium. From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, clothing, shoes and other items will be on sale in the hospital’s community room. For more information, email Lorraine Kuhn at kuhn51lorraine@roadrunner.com.

Ken-Ton YMCA plans Family Valentine Dance

The whole family is welcome to attend the Ken-Ton YMCA’s Family Valentine’s Day Dance, set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the branch, 535 Belmont Ave., Kenmore. The cost is $10 for YMCA members and $12 for program participants. Children 2 and younger are admitted free. Refreshments and a family photograph will be part of the event. Register for the dance by Jan. 31. For more information or to register, call the Ken-Ton YMCA at 874-5051 or stop at the branch.

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