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Four-day festival Kenmore Days kicks off Wednesday

Town of Tonawanda

Kenmore Days kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday with music from the Boys of Summer on the Village Green in front of the Municipal Building on Delaware Ave.

The annual four-day festival continues Thursday with a carnival in Mang Park from 5 until 10 p.m.; a free car seat safety inspection from 4 until 8 p.m. in Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber Ave.; music from Leon and the Forklifts from 6 to 9 p.m. in Mang Park; a free safety ID program from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Community Center; and a showing of “Minions” at 9:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Community Center.

Friday’s schedule of events in Mang Park begins at noon with a carnival until 10 p.m.; a beer tent from 5 to 11 p.m.; an alumni rugby match from 6 to 9 p.m.; and music from Strictly Hip at 7 until 11 p.m. in the showmobile.

Saturday features events at two venues. Around the Municipal Building will be a farmer’s market from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.; juggling from Nels Ross of In Jest at 11 a.m.; Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics at noon; a food truck takeover from noon until 3 p.m.; and music from K-Ride at 1 until 3 p.m.

Mang Park will be host Saturday to a carnival from noon until 10 p.m.; a beer tent from 3 until 11 p.m.; music from McCarthyizm at 5 until 7 p.m.; music from Nerds Gone Wild from 7 until 10 p.m.; and a fireworks show at 10 p.m.

This week:

• The Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 4:30 in the second-floor conference room.

• Do you have questions about code standards for Kenmore’s residential and commercial buildings? Michael Berns, the village’s building inspector, will answer questions, take comments and address concerns at 7 p.m. Monday in Kenmore Community Center. The free event is presented by Kenmore Village Improvement Society and will include refreshments and a raffle.

• 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 when a public presentation on the plan for apartments in the former St. Paul’s School on Victoria Boulevard is expected.

• Actor David Lundy will explain how he researches the role of President Harry Truman for his one-person theatrical presentation “Becoming Harry Truman,” during a free event at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society, 100 Knoche Road.

• The town Police Department begins a dog census throughout the town and village. All dogs identified during the census will be checked for a valid dog license. A resident found harboring an unlicensed dog will be given 15 days to acquire a license, which is required by local law for dogs four months and older. A current rabies certificate is required to obtain a license, which is available at the Town Clerk’s Office, 2919 Delaware Ave. Call 957-1506 for more info.

• Town and village residents who are combat veterans of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Gulf wars will be honored July 3 during a ceremony at Kenney Field. The application for veterans and their family members who wish to be recognized is available at tonawanda.ny.us/DocumentCenter/View/2942 and all town facilities. Applications are due Monday. Call the Youth, Parks and Recreation Department at 831-1001 for more info.