CONCERT: The annual Hanukkah concert, sponsored by the Knesset Center, will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 28 in the center, 500 Starin Ave. More than 20 musicians will perform Jewish music -- both old and new selections. Cost is $5 per family. For details, call 834-1915.
NEW YEAR'S GALA: Sidney Clanton and Friends will host a New Year's Eve event to benefit the 2006 Masten Jazz Festival and the A. Philip Randolph Institute of Buffalo. The gala begins with cocktails at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 in Langston Hughes Institute, 25 High St. The gala also includes dinner, champagne toast, live entertainment, dancing and party favors. Cost is $100 per person or $175 for couples. Overnight accommodation packages are also available. For more details, call 563-0220.
TRANSFER EXPRESS: Students who wish to transfer to Canisius College may apply, have their transfer credits evaluated, receive a financial aid package and register from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 4 in Lyons Hall of Canisius College, 2001 Main St. For details, call 888-2200.
POINT REDUCTION COURSE: A state certified six-hour point- and insurance-reduction course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 7 in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. To preregister, call 636-4151.