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2015-09-02 / What's Going On

Whats Going On

Healing Mass to take place Sept. 2 at church

“Anointing of the Sick Healing Mass” in honor of St. Peregrine will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave. in the Town of Tonawanda. The Rev. David Bellittiere and the Friends of St. Peregrine are hosting this event for those afflicted with cancer or needing special healing. For information, call 283-0011.

Ken-Sheriton Garden Club to meet Sept. 8

The Ken-Sheriton Garden Club will meet next at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 576 Delaware Road. Mary Jane Bolo, a master gardener and The Lord’s Garden owner/ operator, will give a presentation titled “Bio-Diversity – The Importance of Planting Native Plants.” A business meeting will follow. New members and guests are welcome.

‘Big Book Sale’ to take place Sept. 9-12 at Arena

The Friends of the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda Library will hold its biggest fundraising event of the year — its annual Big Book Sale — beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9. The book sale will run daily through Sept. 12 at the Lincoln Arena, located at the corner of Parker Boulevard and Decatur Road. The hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 for members; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 and 11; and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12, with a bag sale at the end of the day. Saturday will be a Kids Day with free crafts and a visit from the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System’s owl mascot.

Ken-Ton School District to hold town hall meeting

Dawn Mirand, superintendent of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, will be hosting a town hall style meeting for all district stakeholders at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the community room of the Philip Sherian Building, 3200 Elmwood Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate a dialogue with all stakeholders on issues pertaining to the district. The meeting will include a brief update followed by a question-and-answer session.

Free rabies clinic slated for Sept. 9 in town

A free rabies clinic, sponsored by the Erie County Department of Health, is slated to take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Town of Tonawanda Highway Garage, 450 Woodward Ave. Free vaccinations will be offered for dogs, cats and ferrets.

Community education registration to begin

The Ken-Ton community education spring registration began Tuesday. For addition information, or a catalogue of the class offerings, call 874-8500, or visit the website www.ktufsd.org/ce_ register.

Annual golf tournament slated for Sept. 14

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Golf Tournament of the Tonawandas on Monday, Sept. 14, at Tan Tara Golf Club, 4391 Tonawanda Creek Road in North Tonawanda. The event will begin at 11 a.m. at the driving range, followed by a lunch and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. To donate an item or gift card for the auction, or for more information about the event, call Angela Johnson-Renda at 692-5120 or Tracey Lukasik at 874-1202.

‘Congress on Your Corner’ to take place

Rep. Brian Higgins will be holding two Congress on Your Corner events in the Tonawandas. The program makes Higgins’ staff available to members of the community at satellite sites throughout the district. The first will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in North Tonawanda City Hall, 219 Payne Ave. The second will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road.

Neighborhood Watch group to meet Sept. 15

The next West Neighborhood Watch meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the community room of Hoover Elementary School, located at 199 Thorncliff Road. The speaker will be Warren Clark from the Better Business Bureau. The topic will be phone and mail scams and how to spot and report a suspected scam.

Thrift Shop, Boutique slated for Sept. 2

First Presbyterian Church will host a thrift shop, mini boutique and plant sale from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2, with a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church, 149 Broad St. in Tonawanda. The cost for the lunch is $6. The proceeds will benefit local charities.

Chamber of Commerce open house slated

The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas is hosting an open house to showcase its new office. It will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 254 Sweeney St. in North Tonawanda. To RSVP, call the Chamber at 692-5120.

Stroke support group to meet Sept. 22

A group supporting those who have survived a stroke is slated to meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave. The title of the meeting that day is “Stroke Survival: Personal Stories of Success.” Lesley Maisch and Jackie Jackson, both stroke survivors and American Stroke Association ShareGiver volunteers, will present their stories of success and accomplishments on the road to recovery.

Oktoberfest event slated for Sept. 27 at church

St. Mark Lutheran Church, at 1135 Oliver St. in North Tonawanda, will hold a free “Oktoberfest” even from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, on the church grounds. There will be crafts, a photo booth, live music featuring the Bergholtz German Band and a buffet of authentic German food, including chicken schnitzel, potato pancakes, bratwurst with sauerkraut and German desserts. Food tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12 years of age, and available from 8 a.m. to noon at the church office. Call 693-3715.

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