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Moving Miracles Dance Company will present its 16th annual dance performance at noon and 4 p.m. Sunday at East Aurora High School, 1003 Center St., East Aurora. More than 120 dancers with developmental disabilities and special needs will take the stage showcasing ballet tap, jazz, modern/contemporary dance and creative movement. This year’s performance, “Tis the Season,” highlights holiday seasons of Christmas, Halloween, Veteran’s Day and Lunar New Year. Moving Miracles, a not-for-profit organization, provides quality dance education to individuals with special needs. For more information, call 656-1321.


National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York will hold its monthly support group meeting for people with Parkinson’s disease, family members and caregivers from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. Elaine Stolarski, occupational therapist, will speak on aromatherapy for Parkinson’s disease.

A young onset Parkinson’s support group for individuals in their early 50s or younger will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Both groups meet every third Wednesday of the month. Refreshments provided. For more information, call 218-1027 or 572-3254.


Tonawanda-Kenmore MS Group, a social group for individuals diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and their loved ones, will hold their meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Sutherland Masonic Hall, 1400 Ruie Road, North Tonawanda. For a newsletter or a list of upcoming meetings, contact Marian Smith at 822-9267 or email


People Inc., a not-for-profit health and human services agency for people with special needs, their families and seniors, is hosting a Career Fair from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at their offices located at Southwestern Day Habilitation, 3763 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. The agency is seeking group home workers, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to assist individuals with disabilities with personal care, household duties and recreational activities to help them live as independently as possible.

Immediate openings are available for evening, overnight and weekend shifts in Boston, Eden, Hamburg, Orchard Park and Silver Creek. The agency offers employee benefits, including paid training. For more information or to apply, visit


The Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse, a horticulture program of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, will host a fundraising event, “Vine & Wines,” from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Merani Hotel Group Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Proceeds will assist the agency’s horticulture therapy programs for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Tickets are $20, pre-sale or $25, at the door, which includes wine tasting, chocolate tasting, basket auction and raffles. For more information, call 297-6400. To purchase tickets, visit:

Items of timely events may be submitted by fax, 856-5150 or by mail to City Desk, Events for People with Disabilities, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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