HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA: Christmas in the Country, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Erie County Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Admission $7 for adults; children 12 and under free. Hundreds of exhibitors.
SENIOR SERVICES HEARING: The Erie County Department of Senior Services will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. Friday in the William-Emslie YMCA, 585 William St. The department is seeking input and comments about issues, policies and programs of concern to senior citizens and their families. For further information or to register, call 858-8544.
AUTISTIC SERVICES: "Arts Work for Autistic Services Inc.," cocktail reception and silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the University of Buffalo Center for the Arts. The event features a wide selection of auction items, food catered by Daffodils and live music by Wendell Rivera's Latin Jazz Ensemble. All proceeds will be used to provide therapeutic art and music programs to individuals with autism. For tickets, call 631-5777.
AUCTION: The ninth annual ticket auction to benefit the Akron-Newstead Food Pantry and the American Cancer Society Smoke Detector Program will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in the American Legion Post 900, 9 Eckerson Ave., Akron. A wide variety of items will be auctioned. In lieu of an admission charge, bring a nonperishable food item. For more information, call 542-4342.
WINE-TASTING: The Rotary Club of Amherst East will hold its annual wine tasting event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday in Daffodils Restaurant, 930 Maple Road, Amherst. Proceeds will benefit the Williamsville East High School Scholarship Fund and other community projects. Tickets are $25. For details, call 688-9019.
RUMMAGE SALE: Trinity Episcopal Church in Hamburg will hold a rummage sale from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the church, 261 E. Main St. Admission is 50 cents.