M&T CONCERT SERIES: Christina Courtin, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter living in Brooklyn, will perform at this month’s M&T Concert Series, from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Recital Hall, on the Villa Maria College campus, 240 Pine Ridge Road. The concerts are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.
CONGRESS ON YOUR CORNER: A staff member from the office of Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, will hold satellite office hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst to answer questions and address concerns that his constituents may have about all federal matters. Residents can also reach Higgins’ office in Erie County by calling 852-3501 or the Niagara Falls office at 282-1274.
HOUSING SEMINAR: Experts will discuss the benefits of a smoke-free building at a free breakfast seminar from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Student Center, G Building, Floor 2, Room 211 at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. The event is sponsored by Tobacco-Free Erie-Niagara of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the Niagara County Department of Health Division of Environmental Health and the state Healthy Neighborhood Program. The speaker panel will include: Jonathan Schultz, Niagara County fire coordinator and director of emergency services; Daniel Corbett, a fair housing attorney; Joan Spillman, director of the Buffalo field office of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development; Scott Russo, of Q&D Management; and Melissa Lask, of Calamar’s Forestview Senior Village. For reservations, contact Jenna Brinkworth@roswellpark.org or 845-1615 or Theresa McCabe, 438-7479.
NASH HOUSE TOURS: Anti-lynching crusader Mary B. Talbert will be portrayed and the role of African-American women in Buffalo will be explored during a free Museum Day on Saturday at the Nash House Museum, 36 Nash St. in the Michigan Street African-American Heritage Corridor. Presentations will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., followed by tours of the museum, which honors the life of the Rev. J. Edward Nash, considered Buffalo’s most prominent black leader of the early 20th century. Both Nash and Talbert helped found the Buffalo NAACP in 1915.
CARROUSEL MUSEUM EVENT: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Kids will be able to hunt for gold in the St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt and families can ride the carrousel with a lucky leprechaun. Entertainment will be provided by the Kickin’ Rhythm Cloggers. Admission is $6 per person.