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Town of Tonawanda

Free bicycle helmets and sunscreen will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday during the second annual Safety Event at the Ken-Ton Family Support Center, 255 Myron Avenue.

Participants will be able to learn about fire safety, brain safety, dog safety, sun safety and have their car seats and bicycles checked to ensure they are in proper shape to ensure the safety of the rider.

Guests will also be able to explore a fire truck, school bus, smoke trailer, safe house and more. The Buffalo Sabres’ Sabretooth mascot will make an appearance from 11 a.m. until noon.

Free transportation will be provided from four locations: Hoover Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Franklin Elementary and the Sheridan Parkside Community Center. Departure will be at 10:30 a.m. and participants will return at approximately 12:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The free event is provided by Women and Children’s Hospital, Kiwanis Club and the Ken-Ton Family Support Center.

This week:

• A work session of the Kenmore Village Board begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the mayor’s office at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A regular meeting follows at 8 in Council Chambers.

• John Percy, town historian emeritus, will present “The Holland Land Company,” the story of Western New York’s first landowners, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at a meeting of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society, 100 Knoche Road. The free event, with available parking and handicap access, will feature photos, artifacts and commentary.

• An information meeting on phase 4 of the Parker-Fries sewer replacement project will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Franklin Middle School auditorium, 540 Parkhurst Boulevard. Residents of affected streets were notified last week in a mailing. The work will affect streets in the Kenilworth neighborhood, including Chelsea Street and Montrose, Chalmers, Lyndale, Hawthorne, Grandview and University avenues.

• The annual Discover Kenmore showcase of local businesses will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday on Delaware Avenue, between LaSalle Avenue and Victoria Boulevard. Sponsored by the Kenmore Merchants Association, the vendor event features merchants from across Western New York. New this year is food available on a “restaurant row.” Visit to register as a vendor.

• The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is accepting entries until June 30 for its Kenmore Garden Makeover. One applicant will be chosen for a free front garden improvement. Visit for more information and to fill out the form.

• Town and village residents who served in the military during the Vietnam War will be honored July 2 during a ceremony at Kenney Field. Veterans are encouraged to pick up a registration form available at all Youth, Parks and Recreation Department locations. The ceremony will be followed by a band concert and fireworks display.