THEME BASKET RAFFLE & CHICKEN BBQ: Akron/Newstead Seniors are sponsoring a theme basket raffle and Krolick's chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron. Dinners are available for preorder with a limited number of meals available at the door. Drawing to begin at 2 p.m. Contact Debb at 542-6645 for more information.
SUNSET DRUM CIRCLE: Griffis Sculpture Park, located on Rohr Hill Road in Ashford Hollow, is the site for a drum circle at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Some drums will be available to share. All are welcome to this free event. Visit www.griffispark.org for more information.
PICK UP BUFFALO: Pearl Street Corridor Renewal Project is seeking volunteers to help maintain and care for the Erie Hills Pocket Parks in downtown Buffalo. Meet at 9 a.m. Saturday in the rear parking lot of Pearl Street Grille & Brewery. The project continues every third Saturday of the month through October. Coffee and water provided by Starbucks. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEFENSIVE DRIVING: Allstate Insurance will present the Empire Safety Council defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 301 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. Call 332-1818 for information.
PRELICENSING COURSE: The five-hour motor vehicle prelicensing course required for a New York State road test will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Orchard Park High School, 4040 Baker Road. Cost is $30. Applicants must be age 16 or older and have a valid learner's permit. To register, call 209-6295.