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2015-12-09 / What's Going On

What's Going On

Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus to perform

The Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus will perform a Christmas concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the Riviera Theater, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $20 each and are available at the door one hour before the performance or at buffalogaymenschorus.org.

Augustana Lutheran to present pageant

Augustana Lutheran Church will hold its annual Santa Lucia pageant at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at 3143 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. Coffee and desserts will be offered after the performance. Admission is free. The venue is wheelchair-accessible.

Advent Christmas concert set for Dec. 11

An Advent and Christmas Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at St. Gregory the Great Church, 250 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville, featuring Blessed Sacrament pastor Rev. Bill Quinlivan and Bob Halligan Jr. of the band Ceili Rain. The performance is free and will feature songs from Halligan’s new CD “Christmas,” and Rev. Quinlinvan’s CDs, “Blanket of Stars” and “Back to Bethlehem.” It also will be live-streamed at www.stgregs.org.

Ghostlight Theatre to produce play

Ghostlight Theatre will present a Christmas play, “All Through the Night,” written and directed by L. Don Swartz, at 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 10-20 at 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $17 general admission and $15 for veterans, students and seniors and can be reserved online at www.starrynightthe atre.com or by calling the theatre at 743-1614.

McLovins and Dream Spectrum to share stage

Villa Maria College and the Riviera Theatre will present funk rock band McLovins with special guest Dream Spectrum, an instrumental hard rock quartet, in concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show and are available at the Riviera Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays by calling 692-2413l and online at www.RivieraTheatre.org.

Museum to host Victorian holiday tea

A Victorian holiday tea will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. It will feature a traditional English tea, which will be served by the English Tea Ladies of Elma. There will be basket raffles and a presentation by the Victorian Dance Society. Proceeds from the event will benefit historic buildings. For reservations, call 633-7236.

Festival Chorus set for ‘Carols for a King’

The Festival Chorus will present a Christmas concert titled “Carols for a King” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 135 N. Ogden St. Tickets are available at the rectory office, open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or from choir members. They are $6 presale and $8 at the door. Those interested may call the rectory at 895-6813 or at 698-3206.

Grief support group sets December meeting

The December grief support group meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 2235 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Charles Whited, senior pastor of First Trinity Lutheran Church, who will speak on spiritualism, grief and the holidays. This group meets monthly. Contact Susie at 580-7254 for additional information.

Church of the Nativity to present Living Nativity

The Church of the Nativity will present the Living Nativity at 5 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 on the lawn at the Church of the Nativity, 1530 Colvin Blvd., Tonawanda. The event is free. Free refreshments including hot chocolate and cookies will follow each performance. Visit www.Nativity UCC.org for more information. Christmas Eve services will be held at the church Thursday, Dec. 24 at 4:30, 7:30, and 11 p.m.

Blue Christmas service to be held Dec. 14

The Church of the Nativity will hold a special “Blue Christmas” service to address the darkness people may feel during the holidays and assist those who are experiencing loss, illness or hardship at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 at 1530 Colvin Blvd., Tonawanda. The service will emphasize the presence of God coming as light into the midst of darkness, bringing comfort and hope. All are welcome regardless of church background.

Artful Advent will conclude Dec. 16

The third installment of a three week devotional series to create a community art installation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2669 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda. The art will be displayed at the Lutheran Parish of the Tonawanda’s Christmas Eve worship services. Chowder and coffee will be provided. RSVP by calling 969-3950 or emailing Vicar Tara Eastman eastman_ tara@yahoo.com.

St. Mark’s to hold Christmas services

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, has announced its Christmas worship schedule. The children’s Christmas program will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 20; the Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24; the Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25; and the New Year’s Eve service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31. For more information, call the church office at 693-3715.

Parkinson’s caregiver support group to meet

The next monthly meeting for the Parkinson Disease Northtowns Caregiver Support Group will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Meadows in Weinberg Campus, 2650 North Forest Road, Amherst. The support group meetings are open to caregivers of Parkinson’s Disease patients throughout the WNY area. The group regularly meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact NPFWNY office at 449-3795.

American Legion Band will perform at Riviera

The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas Post 264 will present a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $12 at World Hollywood Entertainment at the McKinley Mall, the Riviera Theatre box office at 692-2413 or www.rivierathe atre.org. Tickets are $10 ($8 for younger than 12) at the Tonawanda Senior Citizen Center, 33 Main St.; Mid-City Opticians, 968 Payne Ave.; Walker Bros. and Monroe Jewelers, 84 Webster St.; and the Frontiersmen VFW Post 7545 at 110 Elgin St.

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