bLOOD drives: The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6:30 p.m. today at Grand Island Fire Department, 2275 Baseline Road. Also, Unyts will conduct a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at 96 Niagara St., City of Tonawanda.
CASH RAFFLE: Seneca-Babcock Community Association, 1168 Seneca St., will hold a benefit cash raffle and open mic at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 822-5094
THANKSGIVING DINNER: Orthodox Action, a ministry of Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, will host its eighth annual Thanksgiving Day meal for people in need, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Dinner will be served in Demakos Community Center, Delaware Avenue and West Utica Street. In addition, winter apparel will be distributed.
HOLIDAY DINNER: LaSalle Griffon Post 917, Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a Thanksgiving dinner for needy families from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at 2435 Seneca Ave. at Hyde Park Boulevard, Niagara Falls. Call 284-6973 for information and reservations.
FREE MOVIE: Buffalo & Erie County Central Library, One Lafayette Square, is hosting a movie matinee, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” at 1 p.m. Saturday in the central meeting room, second floor. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org
heap PROGRAM: County Legislator Betty Jean Grant is sponsoring a HEAP Outreach Program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan Ave. Bring heating bill, proof of income, lease or landlord statement and identification for everyone in the household. For more information, call 894-0914 or 602-5877.