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Amherst Senior Center Presents "The Audition" Live Theatre on September 7th

Amherst Senior Center Presents "The Audition" Live Theatre on September 7th

The Amherst Center for Senior Services will present “The Audition” - a live theatre presentation on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Center located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst.

“The Audition” is a good old fashioned comedy written by Steve Petix and is the story of a talented young singer/songwriter who blows into town and enthusiastically shows up at a nightclub audition, only to discover the proprietor (a grizzled former Vaudevillian Comic) is in search of a new headline comedian to save his struggling club. 

The doors will open at 5:30 pm, followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm.  The show starts at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a coffee bar .  There is no cost to attend the event but reservations are required by calling 636-3059.

The event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Amherst Senior Citizen’s Foundation, People, Inc., FM Communications and Try-It Distributing.

Do You Recognize This Local Landmark?

Do You Recognize This Local Landmark?

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Stay Cool This August at the Amherst Center

Stay Cool This August at the Amherst Center

The Amherst Center for Senior Services wants to help area seniors beat the heat by enjoying the numerous activities and events at the Center, which is delightfully air conditioned.

To become a member, you must be age 55 or older or that person’s younger spouse. Applicants must apply in person.  For Town of Amherst Residents, you may join the Senior Center for a one-time fee of $30.  Two proofs of Amherst residency are required.  Non-Amherst Residents may join the Senior Center for annual fee of $30 and must meet above age requirement.

An Amazing Facility: The Center provides perfect reading areas, great spots for doing crossword puzzles, lounge areas for listening to live music, a billiards room, card room, and great gift shop.  The Center also has a lovely covered terrace and Audubon Café’.

2012 Special Olympics NY Summer Games Come to Buffalo

2012 Special Olympics NY Summer Games Come to Buffalo

Can’t make it to London for the Olympics this summer? Come out and cheer on local Athletes at the 2012 Special Olympics NY Summer Games instead. Athletes will compete in eight Olympic-style sports: athletics (track and field), aquatics, gymnastics, basketball, bowling, power lifting, tennis and volleyball. A competition schedule is below.
 
A victory celebration for athletes will also take place on Saturday, and the Western New York community is invited to attend the luau-themed closing ceremonies. All events, including the closing ceremonies and competitions, are free and open to the general public.

 

Amherst Chamber of Commerce Issues Statement on Outer Harbor Control

Amherst Chamber of Commerce Issues Statement on Outer Harbor Control

At their May Business Meeting, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors approved the following position and statement regarding the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation’s proposed takeover of the Outer Harbor:

Olcott Beach Nominated for World Fishing Network's "Ultimate Fishing Town"

Olcott Beach Nominated for World Fishing Network's "Ultimate Fishing Town"

The World Fishing Network (WFN) has nominated Olcott Beach, N.Y., located on beautiful Lake Ontario, for its "Ultimate Fishing Town." Voting began on May 1 and will conclude on May 31.  

The town with the highest total votes will be named the winner of a $25,000 community donation. WFN will also produce a feature on the winner as the Ultimate Fishing Town.

You can vote for Olcott Beach, N.Y. by going to this link: http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/uft/town/olcottbeach-ny

Friends of Harmony Annual Spring Show a Tribute to Those Fabulous Fifties

Friends of Harmony Annual Spring Show a Tribute to Those Fabulous Fifties

The Friends of Harmony male a Capella chorus, under the direction of Brett Heintzman, will be performing "Those Fabulous Fifties", a musical extravaganza packed with doo-wop, love ballads and enduring classics from that incredible musical era. Performances will be on Friday, May 4th at the East Aurora High School and on Saturday, May 5th at the Sweet Home High School in Amherst . Both shows start at 7:30PM.

Enjoy the classics made famous by Bobby Vinton, the Del Vikings, Neil Sedaka, The Righteous Brothers and others all sung in beautiful 4-part harmony. Admission starts at $15.00 for seniors and students and $17.00 for all others. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the show for $17.00 and $20.00.