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Cheektowaga

The annual State of the Town of Cheektowaga will be detailed by Supervisor Mary F. Holtz during the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce’s January Membership Luncheon at noon Thursday in the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave.

Holtz is expected to outline accomplishments realized during 2012 in Cheektowaga, along with her vision for the town’s future.

At last year’s event, Holtz told the roughly 125 attendants that Cheektowaga was “moving forward.” She provided an overview of ongoing economic development endeavors in town as well as details about Cheektowaga’s new police and court building, infrastructure maintenance programs and efforts to keep property taxes in check.

Also this week:

• The Cheektowaga Historical Association will drop the puck at 12:30 p.m. today on its January Installation Dinner at the Bellevue Hotel, 544 Como Park Blvd. Trustees for the organization will be installed and a vote on the amendments to the association’s constitution will be held at the event.

• With the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday falling Monday, the Town Board will hold a rare Tuesday regular meeting. The session will begin at 6:45 p.m. in council chambers in Town Hall, 3301 Broadway. Among a few items of interest on the agenda will be the purchase of $26,000 of ammunition for the Cheektowaga Police Department from Eagle Point Gun/TJ Morris & Son of Thorofare, N.J.

• A free winter concert by Serendipity Swing will be open to the public at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. Sponsored by the Cheektowaga Senior Foundation Inc., the concert will be the band’s first appearance at the Cheektowaga center. Hot dog concessions for the concert will start at 4:30 p.m.

• The John F. Kennedy High School in the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District will hold a high school College Financial Aid Forms Workshop at the 305 Cayuga Creek Road high school from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• An informational meeting designed to enroll new members in the Village Preservation Party of Depew will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Twin Village VFW Post 463, 97 Litchfield Ave, Depew. Visitors are also encouraged to bring a donation for the Depew Boys & Girls Club.

• A pair of free workshops in the Cleveland Hill School District will be held this week by The Family Resource Center. The first for parents, “Active Parenting of Teens,” which will run for the next four Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m., will instruct parents about employing proper methods of respectful discipline, clear communication skills, strategies to prevent risky behavior and how to respond to bad behavior, according to district information about the event. Dinner will be provided for parents. Then, for the next four Thursdays, from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Family Resource Center, 3660 Harlem Rd., boys in grades 7-9 are invited to participate in the Men’s Multi-fitness Alliance. There, they can learn skills “to enhance self-esteem, manage anger, build empathy, establish healthy relationships and problem solve.” Each session includes martial arts techniques, physical fitness routines and self-defense lessons, organizers said. A snack is included. Registration is required for each of the workshops by calling Gloria Valley at 836-7200, ext. 8363.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve will be the setting for the Winter Wonderland in the Woods event to be held Saturday afternoon. Citizens are invited to “discover the woods in winter” by giving snowshoe or cross-country skis a try for free during the 1-4 p.m. event. Other activities include a winter scavenger hunt, winter wildlife tour, snow sculptures and other attractions. Children are invited to make nature-related winter crafts. Reinstein Woods is located at 93 Honorine Drive in Cheektowaga. Call 683-5959 for additional information.