The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will present its 49th annual Citizen of the Year awards at a dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday in Bylbos Niagara Hotel and Resort, 100 Whitehaven Road. Emcee will be Buffalo Sabres play-by-play announcer Kevin Sylvester. For tickets, call 773-3651.
• A benefit for Grand Island resident Ken Kalinowski, who has been undergoing treatment for colon cancer since 2012, will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Knights of Columbus hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. There will be food, entertainment, raffles, auctions and a cash bar. To donate, visit caring4ken.org.