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Coming Up: Dec. 12, 2015

ADOPTION EVENTS: Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs at two adoption events Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Clyde’s Feed and Animal Center, 3972 Lockport-Olcott Road, Lockport, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walden Galleria, lower level in front of Williams Sonoma. Photos and information on all the group’s animals are available at

SNOWMOBILE SAFETY COURSE: The New York State Park Police will hold a snowmobile safety certification course for youth from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Hamlin Beach State Park Conference Room, Hamlin. Lunch will be provided. The course is targeted for young persons ages 10 to 18. Preregistration is required by calling (585) 658-4692.

ADULT ASPERGER’S MEETUP: Yad B’Yad will host a peer-led support group for the Buffalo Aspies from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Community Center Holland Building Conference Room, 787 Delaware Ave. The program is free.

COOKIE WALK: Cambria Congregational Church will present a Cookie Walk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at 4045 Lower Mountain Road in Cambria. Home-baked cookies and goodies are $8 per pound. For information, call 434-4205.

CHANUKAH WONDERLAND: A “Grand Chanukah Wonderland” will be held at noon Sunday in the Chabad House of Buffalo Knesset Center, 500 Starin Ave. The event will feature carnival crafts, a latke-cooking show, candlemaking, an obstacle course and bounce house, food and refreshments. For information, call 578-1136.

CHILDREN PROGRAMS: Kenilworth Library is offering free children programs at the library, located at 318 Montrose Ave. Programs include: “Make Your Own Graham Cracker House” by Explore & More Children’s Museum, 6:30 p.m. Monday; and “Visit With Violet” by Tail Waggin Tutors, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For more information or to register, call 834-7657.

SANTA STORY HOUR: North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, is hosting its “Holiday Bedtime Songs and Stories Show” from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, followed by a visit from Santa Claus. There will be an opportunity for picture-taking. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. For more information, call 693-4132, Ext. 5, or email

IMAGINE LECTURE SERIES: Robert Petersen of St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church will give a presentation titled “Imagine a Healthy, Wealthy and Sustainable Community: Imagine Creating a Legacy Culture” as part of the weekly lecture-discussion series from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday on the main floor of the Central Library’s Ring of Knowledge, near Fables Cafe, 1 Lafayette Square. The talk will follow a video showing at noon of “Tocqueville and the American Experiment: The Democratic Family.” The free event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature.

TRAINING: The New York National Guard Troops, in conjunction with Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will present a free disaster preparedness class at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Catholic Charities office, 525 Washington St. The two-hour program is open to any interested citizen. Registration is not required. For information, visit

HALL OF FAME FUNDRAISER: A fundraiser to help create a Buffalo Niagara Hall of Fame – comprising the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, Buffalo Broadcasters Association and Fandemonium – is being held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Riverworks, 359 Ganson St., on Kelly Island. Cost is $20, which includes one drink.